Written answers

Thursday, 26 May 2016

  • HM Treasury

    • Television: Licensing

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the BBC of maintaining free television licences for people over 75 for the remainder of the current...

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 6.9 of the Childcare and early years survey of parents 2014-15, what progress HM Revenue and Customs is making in raising...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government's review of Atos contracts will affect the preparations for the launch of tax-free childcare.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what dates in 2017 tax-free childcare is planned to be made available to children aged (a) 0-2, (b) 3-4, (c) 5-6, (d) 7-8, (e) 9-10 and (f) 11-12 years.

      Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the contribution of the Financial Secretary to the Treasury on 13 April 2016, Official Report, column 374, how many (a) cases of offshore...

      Treasury: Hotels

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, 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) officials in...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what procedures are in place to ensure that when a receiving parent has been advised by the Child Maintenance Service to contact HM Revenue and Customs to...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many enquiries have been made by hon. Members to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on tax credits claims in the last 12 months; and what the average time...

      Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Answer of 11 May 2016 to Question 36241, what assumptions were made about the number of people (a) taking up a Lifetime ISA and (b)...

      Supply Teachers: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on supply teachers of new restrictions on tax relief for travel and subsistence expenses for...

      Mossack Fonseca

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations his Department have received from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) on the list of addresses of British...

      National Savings and Investments: India

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) number, (b) current responsibilities and (c) current locations are of the roles which National Savings and Investment plans to move to Chennai.

      Revenue and Customs: Bradford

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the business case on the closure of the HM Revenue and Customs offices in Bradford.

      Occupational Pensions: EU Law

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with other government departments on building greater consideration and transparency of climate risk for pension...

      Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how he plans to fund the cost of implementation of the soft drinks industry levy in its first year.

      Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what data or research by industry analysts were used to inform the decision to introduce a soft drinks industry levy.

  • Prime Minister

    • Anti-corruption Summit

      To ask the Prime Minister, which leaders in civil society, business and government were invited to attend the anti-corruption conference, Tackling Corruption Together, which he hosted in London...

    • Anti-corruption Summit

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether he invited the President of Panama and the Prime Minister of the British Virgin Islands to attend the Anti-Corruption Summit held in London on 12 May 2016; and...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the taper arrangements will be for the proposed phasing in of EU migrants' entitlement to in-work benefits.

    • State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions his Department has had with the Canadian government on the uprating of pensions for UK citizens living in that country.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 26 April 2016 to Question 35188, if he will estimate the cost of collecting information on the number of...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on potential mitigation measures for women that have witnessed an...

      State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information his Department holds on what other OECD member states do not uprate the pensions of its pensioners living abroad; and if he...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will (a) review and (b) slow down the rate of increase in pensionable age for women.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on how many occasions has the personal independence payment (PIP) telephone has been unobtainable to the public in 2016; and how many people...

      Social Security Benefits: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to review the system of benefits for the parents of children with cancer and leukaemia.

      State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on funding the uprating of pensions that are frozen for people living overseas.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of lost income on women who have had an increase in their pensionable age.

      Occupational Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government plans to take to reduce the number of occupation illnesses.

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many unplanned Health and Safety Executive inspections took place in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland in each...

      EU Globalisation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the Government has applied to the European Commission Globalisation Adjustment Fund; and whether each such application was successful.

      Personal Independence Payment: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people applied for personal independence payments and were diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease in (a) England and (b) Wales in...

      Attendance Allowance: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people applied for attendance allowance and were diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease in (a) England and (b) Wales in the last...

      Pensions: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government plans to take to help people who will access their pensions before the proposed new pension guidance service becomes...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) medical assessors and (b) others considering applications for (a) personal independence...

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff are employed in the Higher Education Audit Team; and what plans she has to change that number.

    • Asylum: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of her Department's full-time equivalent officials are seconded to (a) France, (b) Italy, (c) Greece and (d) any other EU country...

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the level of trends in (a) online and (b) telephone fraud in the last five years.

      Fire and Rescue Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding the Government made available to fire and rescue authorities over the last five years; how much such funding the Government...

      Home Office: Hotels

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

      Social Networking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of online abuse on (a) Facebook, (b) Twitter and (c) all other social media have been reported to the police since 2010.

      Internet: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Education on tackling online abuse in schools.

      Immigration Controls: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people from the A2 countries of the EU were stopped at border control as a result of intelligence shared by the authorities of...

      Criminal Records: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criminal record-sharing facilities exist between the UK and the A2 countries of the EU; and if she will make a statement.

      European Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many European Arrest Warrant surrenders (a) to and (b) from each UK law enforcement agency there have been of people suspected of...

      Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken was to extradite suspected criminals from countries covered by the provisions of European Arrest Warrant scheme...

      Arrests: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people from the A2 countries of the EU were arrested in each of the last five years for which records are available.

      Alternatives to Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how community resolution agreements are recorded in crime statistics.

      Cybercrime: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to deter young people from committing cyber crime.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the annual budget is for food produced for her Department's offices; and what proportion of food produced for her Department was sourced...

  • Department of Health

    • Skin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been referred to the NHS for remedial treatments for scarring and pain after laser hair treatment in each of the last five years.

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with the Royal College of Midwives and the British Pregnancy Advisory Service on time limits for abortion.

      NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which NHS bodies will authorise Sustainability and Transformation Plan footprints; what role NHS Improvement will play; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 18 April 2016 to Question 33537 on Sustainability and Transformation Plan footprints, how his Department defines a system...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) harmful and (b) hazardous alcohol drinkers in (i) England, (ii) each local authority area and...

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress NHS England has made on including an indicator in the Mental Health Services Data Set recording a diagnosis of autism; and when data...

      Endometriosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of endometriosis among (a) the general public and (b) primary care doctors in England.

      Endometriosis: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the average time taken for women with endometriosis to receive that diagnosis.

      Biomedicines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department is conducting on the use of biosimilars in healthcare.

      Endometriosis: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many women have been diagnosed with endometriosis in (a) Sunderland, (b) the North East and (c) England.

      Endometriosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for the future level of funding for researching the causes of and treatments for endometriosis.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of his proposals for the future of community pharmacy on care for elderly people.

      Medical Treatments Abroad: Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of whether UK citizens would retain the automatic right to hold the European Health Insurance Card during the period prior to...

      Endometriosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he makes of the proportion of women with endometriosis who do not receive the correct (a) diagnosis of and (b) treatment for that condition.

      Pharmacy: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of planned budget reductions for community pharmacy on patient and health services in (a)...

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funds his Department is providing from the public purse to deliver its autism strategy in (a) England and (b) Gloucestershire; whether that funding...

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with medical organisations on using DNA tests to help in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

      Life Expectancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with medical organisations on addressing the effect of (a) loneliness and (b) broken sleep on longevity.

      Bronchitis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with medical organisations on treatment of chronic bronchitis through the freezing of lungs.

      Strokes: Aspirin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with medical organisations on the use of aspirin to prevent strokes.

      Hypertension: Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with medical organisations on the potential link between high blood pressure in people of 30 to 40 years of age...

      Stem Cells: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the use of embryonic stem cell research for the development of treatments for patients.

      Stem Cells: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been treated with adult stem cells in the UK in each of the last 10 years.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect on patient confidentiality of the decision by NHS Royal Free Foundation Trust to grant DeepMind access to NHS...

      Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the average waiting time for therapy referrals and appointments for children with special needs (a) nationally...

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of hospitals have a policy of charging (a) blue badge holders and (b) carers for parking.

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to replace bursaries for medical and dental students with loans.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many fines have been issued for claiming free prescriptions without a valid exemption certificate in each (a) month and (b) year since the NHS...

      General Practitioners: Manchester Withington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients are registered at each GP surgery in Manchester, Withington constituency; what the capacity of each of those surgeries is; and how many...

      Ovarian Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will take steps to ensure that the proposals to more closely align the approval process for the new cancer drugs fund with the National...

      Orkambi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust's proposal for collaboration between the NHS and Vertex to widen...

      Kidneys: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of overall health research funding was invested in renal research in each year since 2010; and what plans he has to increase funding for...

      Motor Neurone Disease: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) financial and (b) other support his Department provided for research into treating motor neurone disease in each of the last three years.

      Clinical Trials and Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure all patients have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials and research.

      Motor Neurone Disease: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure the earliest possible diagnosis of motor neurone disease.

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 11 May 2016 to Question 36734, what steps his Department is taking to prevent those individuals identified as high risk...

      Health Services: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) science-related contracts and (b) outsourced activities in the health sector are awarded to organisations that...

      Health Professions: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to support healthcare professionals working in the NHS to continue to undertake research.

      Health Professions: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many applications for registration to the Nursing and Midwifery Council were rejected from candidates trained (a) in England, (b) in the European...

      Health Professions: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average length of time taken by the Nursing and Midwifery Council was to process applications for registration from candidates trained in (a) in...

      Health Professions: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of applications for registration to the Nursing and Midwifery Council were accepted within 90 days for candidates trained in (a) in...

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable is for the Specialised Services Committee of NHS England announcing its position on commissioning pre-exposure drug prophyaxis for HIV...

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what data has been shared between Google DeepMind and the NHS; what plans there are for further data sharing under that partnership; and if he will make...

      Lyme Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of Lyme disease amongst medical professionals.

      Sepsis: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information is provided to new mothers on spotting the signs and symptoms of sepsis in young children and infants.

      Long Stay Patients: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people with learning disabilities residing in long-stay hospitals in each year since 2013.

      Department of Health: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department exceeded its expenditure limit in 2015-16.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason his Department decided not to proceed with the launch of a public consultation on pre-exposure prophylaxis; and when that decision was taken.

      NHS: Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS has incurred in costs for legal advice and representations at inquests, by cause of death, in each year since 2010.

      Antidepressants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prescriptions for anti-depressants were dispensed in each region in each year since 2010.

      Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding his Department will make available for Public Health England's awareness campaign on the symptoms of serious infections; and what...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Iron and Steel: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the potential contribution of innovation, research and development to the future viability of the...

    • Tata Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he has taken to (a) improve customer confidence in and (b) ensure continuity of client contracts with Tata steel.

      Iron and Steel: Antidumping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what powers are available to his Department to restrict dumping of steel imports in the UK; and which of those powers he has used.

      Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of a UK withdrawal from the EU on the British steel industry.

      Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what representations the Government has made to the European Commission on provisional implementation of the EU-Canada trade...

      Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what plans the Government has for parliamentary scrutiny of the EU-Canada trade agreement; and whether the Government will bring...

      Iron and Steel: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make a comparative assessment of the effect of tariffs on steel imports in the EU and the US.

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether UK citizens will have the rights that currently apply to access higher education in the EU in the event of the UK...

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what (a) discussions and (b) meetings each Minister named as part of the UK Trade and Investment Strategic Relations programme...

      Universities: Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he has taken to tackle anti-Semitism in English universities.

      Students: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will take steps to ensure that academic staff are aware of their obligations under the Equality Act 2010 to make provision...

      Students: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will allow the Quality Assurance Agency to include an assessment of how well universities are meeting the needs of...

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what data the Land Registry holds on the number of leasehold domestic properties in (a) the London Borough of Harrow and (b)...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to his Department's White Paper, Success as a knowledge economy: teaching excellence, social mobility and student...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to his Department's White Paper, Success as a knowledge economy: teaching excellence, social mobility and student...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to his Department's White Paper, Success as a knowledge economy: teaching excellence, social mobility and student...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to his Department's White Paper, Success as a knowledge economy: teaching excellence, social mobility and student...

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will suspend the sale of arms to countries of the Saudi Arabian-led military coalition following the coalition's alleged...

      Cluster Munitions: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether any cluster bombs have been exported under licence from the UK to Saudi Arabia or Yemen since 1989.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Bases: Religious Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 9 May 2016 to Question 35843, whether chapels owned and administered by the Ministry of Defence are part of the pilot...

    • Armed Forces: Eastern Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK military personnel are currently deployed to NATO force integration units in (a) Bulgaria, (b) Estonia, (c) Latvia, (d) Lithuania, (e)...

      Submarines: Arctic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions a Royal Navy submarine was deployed to the Arctic region in each of the last six years.

      Armed Forces: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Section 104 Order covering fatal accident inquiry military deaths will come into force.

      EUFOR: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the UK's financial commitment to the EUFOR has been in each of the last three years.

      Mediterranean Sea: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the UK's naval contribution to EU anti-people trafficking operations in the Mediterranean.

      Arms Trade: EU Internal Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the value of the UK defence industry's total exports to the EU in each of the last three years.

      Ministry of Defence: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect on his Department's expenditure of the UK leaving the EU.

      Yemen: Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 15 March 2016 to Question 30727, what knowledge UK military personnel based in the command and control centre for Saudi...

      Armed Forces: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what opportunities the Department offers to trainee soldiers under the age of 18 to re-sit GCSEs as part of their elective personal development.

      Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 21 January 2016 to Question 23632, whether UK military personnel providing training and education for military personnel...

      Yemen: Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether cluster bombs used in the Yemeni civil war are of British manufacture.

      Ministry of Defence: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 15 July 2013 to Question 164762, what the annual budget is for food produced for his Department's offices; and what...

      Armed Forces: Basic Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 25 April 2016 to Question 34910, what qualifications are required by his Department for English and mathematics tutors...

      Ministry of Defence: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average hourly earnings were of his Department's (a) BME and (b) non-BME employees in (i) 2015 and (ii) 2016.

      South China Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential security implications of China's naval expansion into the South China Sea; and what steps his Department is...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what monitoring his Department has undertaken of the adequacy of supply of suitable and affordable accommodation for older...

    • Floods: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to work with local authorities whose areas experienced flooding over winter 2015-16 in...

      Housing: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that there is a sufficient supply of single-storey housing for occupation by elderly people;...

      Coastal Communities Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 9 May 2016 to Question 36275, if he will make it his policy to ensure that disbursements from the...

      Owner Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer of 12 May 2016 to Question 33770, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer of 26 April 2016 to Question 34525, if he will publish the (a) outcomes of his Department's...

      Right to Buy Scheme: Housing Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if the Government will extend the Right to Buy discount to housing association tenants who already own a share of their property.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the annual budget is for food produced for his Department's offices; and what proportion of food produced for his Department was sourced from...

    • Dover House

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many public engagement events to increase understanding of (a) Scottish issues in general and (b) the Scottish Parliament have been held at Dover...

      Scotland Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the average hourly earnings were of his Department's (a) BME and (b) non-BME employees in (i) 2015 and (ii) 2016.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Females: Directors

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent steps she has taken to increase the number of women represented on the executive boards of FTSE 100 companies.

  • Department for Transport

    • Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made a decision on the proposed conversion of Class 801 Intercity Express Programme units to bi-mode diesel operation.

    • Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the performance of those train companies that scored low marks in the Office of Rail and Road's mystery...

      Transport: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much was spent by the Government on transport infrastructure projects nationally in 2010-11.

      Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress he has made on his review of the legal and financial implications of an alternative pavement parking regime.

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the Blue Badge concession to include off-street parking.

      Driving under Influence: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what evidence his Department holds on the effect of the number of roadside drug testing on the number of traffic accidents; and what assessment he has...

      Railways: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the expected date is for completion of the electrification of the Windermere Branch Line.

      West Coast Railway Line: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of passengers travelling on the West Coast Main Line in each year for which figures are available;...

      Railway Stations: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of passengers travelling (a) from and (b) to Coventry railway station in each year for which...

      West Coast Railway Line: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the total number of its full-time equivalent officials who are working on the consultation on the InterCity...

      Air Space

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government is taking steps to reduce the number of flights between non-UK airports entering UK airspace.

      Volkswagen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 1 March 2016 to Question 27610, on Volkswagen, what response he has received from Volkswagen on the difference in...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent progress has been made on selecting a route for high speed rail across the Pennines.

      East Coast Railway Line: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Long Term Economic Plan for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, published in February 2015, what progress has been made on...

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects the first Thameslink Class 700 train to enter revenue-earning service.

      Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on maritime exports from UK ports to the EU of the UK voting to leave the EU.

      Space Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the overall cost to the public purse of his Department's work on the consideration of the potential site for a UK spaceport.

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the overall financial value is of rolling stock orders placed by franchised operators since May 2010; and what the overall financial value is of...

      Aviation: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many annual flight movements between airports in the North East and (a) Heathrow and (b) Gatwick Airport took place in each year between 2000 and 2015.

      Level Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's Level Crossing Reform Action Plan, published in December 2014, how many officials of his Department are currently...

      West Coast Railway Line: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total cost was of the InterCity West Coast rail franchise consultation; and if he will make a statement.

      West Coast Railway Line: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department had made of the capacity of rail services between Coventry and London; and if he will make a statement.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what resources his Department allocates to promoting and upholding freedom of religion or belief within the countries with...

    • Ethiopia: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of Ethiopia on the (a) imprisonment of the journalist Eskinder Nega and (b)...

      Religious Freedom: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of violations of freedom of religion or belief on women; and what his Department is...

      Crimea: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on alleged violations of freedom of religion or belief in Crimea by the Russian authorities; and...

      Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department takes to ensure that its policies do not encourage discrimination of religion or belief.

      Kamal Foroughi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the health condition of Kamal Foroughi in Iran; and what assessment he has made of the level of...

      Iran: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has made representations to the Iranian government on the imprisonment of seven Bahá'í leaders.

      Ethiopia: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Ethiopian government on the cases of Tibebu Mekuria, Dawit Jemberu and Belete Tilahun.

      Iran: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Iranian government on the imprisonment of Ebrahim Firouzi and other Christians in that country.

      Turkey: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of recent reports that Turkish border guards have shot and killed Syrians crossing the border to...

      Egypt: Torture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the prevalence of torture in Egyptian detention facilities.

      Egypt: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance the Government has provided to the government of Egypt for counter-terrorism in (a) 2013, (b) 2014, (c) 2015...

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policy on arms export licences to Saudi Arabia of the recent reports...

      EU External Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on the EU Global Strategy.

      Nigeria: Abduction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Nigerian government on securing the release of girls who have been abducted by...

      Turkey: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will summon the ambassador of Turkey to explain why the Co-chair of the Democratic Regions Party, Kamuran Yuksek, has...

      Turkey: EU Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to other EU member states at the Council of the EU on cessation of Instrument for Pre-accession...

      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.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the Education Cannot Wait fund for education in emergencies enhances the capability...

    • Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effect of climate change on (a) agriculture, (b) food security and (c) levels of...

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to encourage other donors to fund Education For All: the fund for education in emergencies at its launch at...

      Developing Countries: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the implications are of the findings of the report from the Independent Commission for Aid Impact, entitled DFID's efforts to...

  • Department for Education

    • Pupils: Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of the trial of Active Movement in schools in Newbury; and if she will roll out Active Movement to other...

    • Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many free schools are in temporary accommodation.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many free schools spent more than one year in temporary accommodation in each year since 2011.

      Children: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) local authority-run and (b) private or voluntary sector children's homes there were in each local authority area in 31 March 2015.

      Children: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much was spent on (a) local authority and (b) non-local authority residential care provision per week and per child in each local authority in the...

      Children: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children were placed in regulated children's homes within each local authority boundary in the year ending 31 March 2015; and how many and...

      University Technical Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students were on the roll of university technical colleges in (a) 2013, (b) 2014, (c) 2015 and (d) 2016.

      Local Safeguarding Children Boards Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to publish Alan Wood's report on local safeguarding children's boards' roles and functions.

      Academies: Land Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many applications from academy trusts to use land for purposes other than education have been (a) approved and (b) refused in each year since 2011.

      Two Trees School Denton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what procedures she will follow in consideration of applications for the disposal for development of the former Two Trees High School in Denton.

      Fertility: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of variations in levels of provision of fertility treatment on (a) adoption uptake and (b) fostering...

      Academies: Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Answer of 11 May 2016 to Question 35798, on Academies Sponsorship, how many of the re-brokered schools in each year since 2010...

      Schools Commissioner: Exhibitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the budget is for the National Schools Commissioner Roadshow during June and July 2016.

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she still plans to introduce compulsory resit tests in (a) English reading and (b) mathematics for year 7 pupils who do not reach the required...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the statutory framework is for the accreditation of teachers in England; and whether her Department has plans to change that framework.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to paragraph 2.28 of the White Paper, Educational Excellence Everywhere, published in March 2016, how her Department plans to determine...

      Academies: Stafford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of (a) trends in the take-up of academy places and (b) the performance of academies in Stafford constituency.

      Internet: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will take steps to ensure that all children are taught in schools about online abuse and how they should report such abuse to the police.

      Academies

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

      Intercountry Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans the Government has to amend adoption rules to facilitate the adoption of children resettled under the Immigration Act 2016.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Churches: Credit Unions

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, how many credit unions have approached churches or church organisations as a result of the Archbishop of...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if his Department will make representations to the Advertising Standards Authority to change the guidelines for broadband speed...

    • Museums and Galleries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what information his Department holds on the effect of museums on health and well-being.

      BBC: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will seek information from the BBC on the number of unique visitors to the BBC Food website in each month since May 2010; and if...

      Tech City UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what Tech City UK's (a) total operations budget, (b) communications budget and (c) expenditure on third party communications...

      Museums and Galleries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which museums partly or wholly reliant on public funding, have (a) closed part of their service, (b) reduced educational programmes and...

      BBC: Pay

      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...

      Tech North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what Tech North's (a) operational and (b) communications budget was for (i) 2015 and (ii) 2016; and what Tech North's total expenditure...

      Tickets: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to publish the responses received by the review on secondary ticketing as required by section 94 of the Consumer Rights...

      Leisure: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what Government funding has been awarded to (a) Welcome to Yorkshire, (b) the campaign to bring the Turner Prize to Hull in 2017 and...

      Festivals and Special Occasions: Newcastle upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to support Newcastle upon Tyne's Freedom City 2017 festival.

      Television: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what his policy is on the future availability of protected sporting events on free-to-air television; and if he will make a statement.

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to close the iPlayer loophole.

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 17 of the White Paper, A BBC for the future: a broadcaster of distinction, published in May 2016, if he will...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the savings to his Department's budget arising from the Government's decision not to automatically...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the level of take-up was for superfast fixed broadband in each parliamentary constituency in the latest year for which data is...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) fixed residential and (b) business broadband lines there were in each parliamentary constituency in the latest year for...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many superfast fixed broadband lines there were in each parliamentary constituency in the latest year for which data is available.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what basis the contribution to broadband installation costs for the very remotest properties will be calculated; and whether there...

      Ofcom: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of staffing levels for Ofcom in each year up to 2028.

      BBC: Royal Charters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when his Department plans to publish the draft BBC Charter.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) households and (b) businesses unable to access broadband speeds of (i) 10...

      Ofcom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what his Department's planned expenditure on resources is for Ofcom in each year up to 2028.

      Ofcom: Trade Competitiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to make an announcement on Ofcom's review of the Terms of Trade.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons the Tobacco Manufacturers' Association has not been invited to meetings of the litter strategy advisory group.

    • Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she plans that the national litter strategy will include beach and aquatic litter.

      Air Pollution: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she has responded to the WHO Ambient Air Pollution Database Update 2016; what assessment she has made of the...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the proportion of farmers who have received (a) a payment and (b) full payment from the Rural...

      Oilseed Rape: Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if her Department will respond to the findings of the report entitled Oilseed rape and neonicotinoids, by 38 Degrees,...

      School Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the Rural Payments Agency has made in payments related to the European School Milk Scheme in each region and...

      Nitrogen Dioxide: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to meet the EU's nitrogen dioxide emissions target.

      Department for Energy and Climate Change: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the European Commission on infraction proceedings relating to the UK breaching EU...

      Food: Allergies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to encourage food manufacturers and processors to avoid the use of (a) allergenic materials and (b)...

      Yeast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research has her Department undertaken on the effect of the use of increasing levels of yeast and yeast extracts in food.

      Cane Sugar: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment the Government has made on the effect of the CXL duty on (a) the number of jobs in and (b) exports from the...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her plans are for assessing the effect of badger culling on the spread of bovine TB among cattle; and who she plans to...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) expressions of interest and (b) applications Natural England has received for a badger control licence; and...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding her Department has allocated for its badger cull policy for 2016-17.

      Cats: Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to educate consumers about the welfare risks of certain breed characteristics in cats so...

      Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the timetable is for her Department's assessment of applications for emergency authorisation of neonicotinoid seed...

      Farmers: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the average farm income is for (a) hill farmers and (b) dairy farmers in Cumbria.

      Cats: Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that those who breed and sell kittens where there is evidence of...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • 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 33419, what the next steps are and when she expects to come to a final...

    • Water Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if her Department will maintain the 2014 commitment to ring-fence spending through the Contracts for Difference (CfD) for 100MW of...

      Coal 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 steps to encourage coal plants to stay open.

      London Power Tunnels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the total length is of tunnels for each specific diameter being constructed by the London Power Tunnels Project; and what length...

      London Power Tunnels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent estimate she has made of the cost to the National Grid of the London Power Tunnels project; and how much of that cost is...

      London Power Tunnels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether the London Power Tunnels Project is (a) on schedule for completion in 2018 and (b) within budget.

      London Power Tunnels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the total gross expenditure on the London Power Tunnels Project is to date.

      Electricity Interconnectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the expansion of new electricity interconnectors on (a) the capacity market...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps she is taking to work with other departments to formulate the Government's response to the recommendation of the Energy and...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the National Grid's (a) Supplementary Balancing Reserve and (b) other Black...

      Electricity Interconnectors

      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 potential effect of an...

      Fossil Fuelled Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the effects of retention of Eggborough and Fiddler's Ferry coal plants on investment in new combined...

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps her Department has taken to ensure that (a) there is a strategy for decommissioning offshore oil and gas rigs around the UK...

      EU Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what support her Department is providing to recipients of Green Deal funding whose vouchers expired before their home improvements...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what her latest estimate is of the amount of solar PV that will be installed under the Feed-in Tariff scheme in 2016-17.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what support her Department is providing to recipients of Green Deal funding who have had their home improvements interrupted because...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when the National Emissions Target Board met to discuss setting the fifth carbon budget; and who attended those meetings of that board.

      Renewable Energy: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what funding her Department has allocated to help develop clean energy storage.

      Energy: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps her Department is taking to help tackle increases in energy costs for manufacturing companies in (a) Northern Ireland and...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps her Department is taking to make available to people without online access guidance on comparisons of energy prices among...

      Solar Power: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the effect on the solar industry of the Valuation Office Agency's proposals to increase business rates...

      Coal Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, which coal-fired power stations are either currently producing electricity or are on standby to do so if the need arises; and if she...

      National Grid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what measures she is putting in place to minimise the number of Notifications of Inadequate System Margin issued by the National Grid;...

      National Grid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the cost to the public purse was of the Notifications of Inadequate System Margin issued on 9 May 2016 by the National Grid; and...

  • Attorney General

    • Fraud: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Attorney General, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of introducing a new criminal offence of failure to prevent economic crime on the number of prosecutions for such...

    • Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the Government's ability to prosecute criminals who have left the UK.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the average hourly earnings were of his Department's (a) BME and (b) non-BME employees in (i) 2015 and (ii) 2016.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Offenders: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to increase employment opportunities for people (a) on community sentences and (b) released from prison.

    • Legal Aid Scheme: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) children under 18 years of age and (b) young people aged 18 to 24 received legal aid funding in each of the last seven years.

      Suspended Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the highest number of suspended sentences is that one person currently has without receiving a prison sentence in a (a) magistrates court and (b)...

      Ministry of Justice: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the annual budget is for food produced for his Department's offices; and what proportion of food produced for his Department was sourced from...

      Prison Sentences: Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were serving prison sentences for offences related to cannabis in each of the last five years.

      Court Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many court orders have been issued following non-compliance with a child arrangement order in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Bill of Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has had with the Crown dependencies on the Government's plans to introduce a British Bill of Rights.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Mortality Rates

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the main reasons for recent changes in the death rate.

    • Chernobyl

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment the Civil Contingencies Unit has made of levels of radioactive contamination in upland areas across the UK from radioactive fallout in...

      Anti-corruption Summit

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

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to the public purse has been of all advertising of the Government's position on the EU referendum on social media to date.

      Zero Hours Contracts: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people under the age of 25 in (a) England, (b) Greater Manchester and (c) Manchester, Withington constituency are employed on zero-hours contracts.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Horn of Africa: EU Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has commissioned any research into migration to the EU from Horn of Africa nations, in the UK's role as the Chair...

    • Ethiopia: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission is a credible body to investigate human rights violations committed by the...

      Ethiopia: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to support a statement on Ethiopia at the June session of the UN Human Rights Council, in the light of the government of Ethiopia's...

      Ethiopia: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why Ethiopia was not classified as a priority country in the FCO's recent report on human rights and democracy, in the light of the government of Ethiopia's...

      Horn of Africa: EU Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what international safeguards and oversight mechanisms will be in place throughout the implementation of the Khartoum Process to prevent trafficking and...

      Ethiopia: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made, bilaterally and multilaterally, to the government of Ethiopia about the case of Bekel Gerba, deputy chairman of the...

      Ethiopia: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of conditions faced by detainees in Maekalawi prison in Ethiopia.

      Ethiopia: Torture

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the prevalence of torture in Ethiopia.

      Russia: Press Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Russia about alleged state interference in the affairs of the RBC newspaper and news service; and...

      Somalia: Kenya

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy regarding Somali refugees in Kenya and the presence of Kenyan armed forces in Somalia.

      Bosnia and Herzegovina: Religious Buildings

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recent reconstruction and reopening of the Ferhadija Mosque in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Tickets: Sales

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish all of the responses received by the review relating to secondary ticketing required by section 94 of the Consumer Rights Act 2015.

    • Tickets: Sales

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will lay the report relating to secondary ticketing before Parliament on the same date that it is published, and not later than Thursday 26 May,...

      Measurement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what enforcement action local weights and measures authorities in Great Britain have undertaken under Chapter 15 of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 since it...

      Tickets: Sales

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action in respect of the secondary ticketing market has been taken since Chapter 15 of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 came into force by (1) the...

      Universities: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the proposed locations and planned commencement dates of construction for the establishment of new universities referred to in the Queen's Speech.

  • Department for Education

    • Academies: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 10 May (HL8227), how many allegations of fraud in respect of academies and free schools there were in (1)...

    • Perry Beeches Academy Trust

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken during the last 12 months in respect of the Perry Beeches academy chain.

  • Ministry of Defence

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Racoon Dogs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have collected on the number of racoon dogs in the UK; whether they have any plans to ban the ownership of racoon dogs outside licensed...

    • Countryside: Access

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 29 April (HL7749), whether they have identified any prospective disadvantages of the Right to...

      Rights of Way

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 29 April (HL7747), whether the regulations regarding rights of way provisions that will be...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any assessment of the Housing First policy implemented in Utah as a means to tackle homelessness.

    • Cornish Language

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to reconsider their decision to withdraw financial support for the Cornish language, and if not, under what circumstances they next...

      Housing and Planning Act 2016

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how far they have progressed in preparing the regulations required following the passing of the Housing and Planning Act 2016.

  • HM Treasury

    • UK Membership of EU

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Neill of Gatley on 6 May (HL7841), what was the actual level of UK GDP estimated in each of the three...

    • VAT: Private Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to extend VAT zero-rating to building work in independent schools that do not charge VAT on school fees and are therefore not registered...

  • Department of Health

    • Obesity

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to make morbidly obese persons whose obesity is caused by over-eating and lack of exercise pay some or all of the cost of NHS...

    • Head Lice

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what warnings and advice they intend to give to the public about the incidence of treatment-resistant head lice in the UK.

      Abscesses

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what warnings and advice they intend to give to the public, in the light of research on the severity of community-onset boils and abscesses in the UK,...

      Prisoners: Mental Illness

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of (1) prisoners, and (2) young offenders, suffer from mental health problems; and of those, how many suffer from (a) illegal drug addiction,...

      Clostridium

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the outcome and cost effectiveness of the use of faecal microbiota transplants in the treatment of recurrent Clostridium...

      Health Services: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the mental and other health services that will be needed to assist the unaccompanied children who will be brought to the UK...

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