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Written answers

Monday, 6 June 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's publication Road Traffic Estimates: Great Britain 2015, published on 19 May 2016, page 17, what assessment he has...

    • Emergencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether Highways England had agreed with Dartford Borough Council an up-to-date contingency plan for emergencies.

      Diesel Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on how many diesel vehicles there were in the UK by (a) Euro 1, (b) Euro 2, (c) Euro 3, (d) Euro 4, (e) Euro 5,...

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Performance Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2016 to Question 37536, on Govia Thameslink Railway Reforms Standards, what the predefined contractual change...

      Cycling: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2016 to Question 37538, on cycling, what the central and total expenditure per head by region, excluding Cycling...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 21 July 2015, to Question 7665, what average number of pilings per shift was achieved by Network Rail's High Output...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the extent of a backlog of driving licence renewal applications for people over 70 years old.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on finalising the route for the second stage of High Speed 2; and when he expects to announce the decision on that route.

      Govia Thameslink Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of whether the most recent Public Performance Measure figures reported by Govia Thameslink Railway put that...

      Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to tackle speeding by (a) cars, (b) HGVs and (c) buses.

      Govia Thameslink Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what changes have recently been made to the franchise agreements and ancillary documents for Govia Thameslink Railway Ltd.

      SS Gairsoppa: Salvage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government has taken to recover funds it is owed by Odyssey Marine Exploration from the deduction of salvage expenses from the...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Power Stations: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on planning for the location of new decentralised power generation...

    • Local Government: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the terms of reference are for the financial modelling work being undertaken by local partnerships into models for...

      Landlords: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to approve the draft selective licensing scheme for landlords for Peterborough City Council; and if he will make...

      Almshouses: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what progress he has made in his review of the effects of the one per cent rent reduction on small almshouse charities.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer of 25 April 2016 to Question 34913, on planning, if he will publish the analysis of the responses...

      Local Government: Public Private Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer of 21 April 2016 to Question 33341, when he plans to publish his Department's analysis of the...

      Housing: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much he has allocated for housing regeneration in (a) Easington constituency, (b) Country Durham and (c) the North East.

      Local Authorities: Newspaper Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of his Department's progress on improving municipal statutory notices since his Department's press...

      Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to review his policy on the green belt to take account of changes in the levels of migration.

      Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to reduce littering.

      Communities and Local Government: UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 25 May 2016 to Question 37198, how many of the leaflets entitled Why the Government believes that...

      Communities and Local Government: UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will place in the Library copies of all letters, leaflets and other material from his Department circulated to (a)...

      Homelessness: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the efficacy of the current priority need system for allocating emergency housing in...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding was allocated to local authority recycling schemes in each of the last five years.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of whether UK citizens would retain ownership rights over property elsewhere in the EU during the...

    • UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether UK citizens will have the rights that currently apply to access public services in the EU in the event of the UK...

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he made his most recent assessment of UK compliance with (a) the Cluster Munitions Convention, (b) the Arms Trade Treaty...

      Colombia: Paramilitary Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Colombian counterpart on (a) the incidence of killings by paramilitaries, (b) the...

      Kashmir: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) security situation and (b) incidence of terrorism in Kashmir.

      Kashmir: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had on Kashmir with the governments of India and Pakistan in the last six months.

      Laos: Churches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Vietnamese counterpart on the reported arrest of two people on 14 May 2016 for...

      Somalia: Somaliland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on Turkish facilitated talks between Somalia and Somaliland.

      EU Staff: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many permanent EU officials were passed through the Civil/Diplomatic Service European Fast Stream programme in each year...

      European External Action Service: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK diplomats have taken secondment to the European External Action Service in each year since 2010.

      Miguel Angel Beltran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to his Answer of 5 January 2016 to Question 20987, what discussions representatives of the British Embassy have...

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to his Department's Human Rights and Democracy Report 2015, Cm 9245, what countries his Department is supporting...

      Turkey: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to the Turkish government on the effect of its policies on freedom of speech, the right to...

      Kenya: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Kenyan government on the closure of the Dadaab refugee camp.

      Human Rights Advisory Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many times the Foreign Secretary's Advisory Group on Human Rights has met in each year since its formation; and how many of...

      Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff of his Department at what grades have received training on the international human rights context for freedom of...

      Libya: Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the number of people unlawfully executed in Libya by Daesh.

      EU Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK nationals were employed at Director level in the European Commission in each year since 2010.

      Afghanistan: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) direct and (b) other financial support his Department provides to the Afghan Mines Protection Force and (b) local police.

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his Department's policy is on the use by HM Ambassadors of their official Twitter accounts to promote arguments for...

      EU Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage UK nationals to take up junior and entry-level positions in the European Commission.

      EU Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on how many UK nationals (a) entered the EU Concours examination and (b) passed that...

      Turkey: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to the government of Turkey on that government's proposal to remove parliamentary immunity...

      Turkey: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to recommendation 8 of the report of the Foreign Affairs Committee, The UK's role in the war against ISIL...

      Islamic State: Genocide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department records acts of alleged genocide by Daesh reported by refugees who are provided with humanitarian aid by...

      European Court of Justice: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK nationals has been on the staff of the European Court of Justice in each year since 2010.

      European Court of Auditors: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK nationals have been on the staff of the European Court of Auditors in each year since 2010.

      EU Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK nationals have been on the staff of (a) each of the Directorates-General and (b) other services of the European...

      EU Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to encourage more UK nationals to take up traineeships in the European Parliament and...

      Iran: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on allegations of torture and threats of physical and sexual violence against Baha'is...

      Turkey: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on alleged serious abuses of human rights by Turkish security forces in Cizre.

      Libya: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the finding of the report from Human Rights Watch...

      Iran: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Iranian counterpart on allegations that Baha'i people sentenced to prison terms in...

  • Attorney General

    • Hate Crime

      To ask the Attorney General, how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there have been for each category of hate crime since 2010.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Iron and Steel: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether (a) he and (b) ministers of his Department have met with the new Welsh Government to discuss the steel crisis.

    • British Irish Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many meetings of the British-Irish Council Ministers of his Department took part in since May 2013.

      New Businesses: Manchester Withington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many new businesses have been set up in Manchester, Withington constituency since May 2010.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate his Department has made of the value of the higher education sector to the economy.

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions his Department has had with the Home Office on the effect of existing legislation on overseas students on steps...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the proposals in his Department's White Paper, Success as a...

      Business: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what plans his Department has to promote Scottish exports and businesses at the International Festival for Business 2016.

      Apprentices: Degrees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the numerical contribution that degree apprenticeships will make towards the target to create 3...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many visits (a) by Ministers and (b) officials from his Department were made to Coventry in each of the last five years.

      Further Education: 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: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to paragraph 119 of the Teaching excellence framework: technical consultation for year two, published by his...

      Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the potential effects on recipients of disabled students allowances of transferring...

      Domestic Appliances: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether his Department uses government fire statistics to assess the effect of faulty electrical goods on the number of fires.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the average effect on graduates (a) student loan repayments and (b) student loan...

      Age: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his Department's policies of the evidence by the Federation of Small...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what progress his Department has made on plans to sell off student loans; and what recent estimate he has made of the amount of...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what interest has accrued on student loans taken out in each year since 2006.

      New Businesses: Stafford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many new companies were started in Stafford constituency in each of the last two years.

      Productivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how his Department assesses differences in productivity levels between workers aged under and over 25.

      Productivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what comparative assessment he has made of productivity levels of workers aged under and over 25 in the (a) hospitality and (b)...

      Bankruptcy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what information his Department holds on the number of businesses which were bankrupted as a result of late payment of invoices.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department has taken to inform students with existing student loans of the (a) changes announced to the loan...

      Employment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his Department's policies of the TUC's oral evidence to the National...

      Motor Vehicles: 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 automotive industry.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the quality of information provided to potential students before they apply for a...

  • Department for International Development

    • Zika Virus: South America

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions the Government has had with (a) the World Health Organisation and (b) other stakeholders on the response to...

    • Somaliland: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much official development assistance the Government has dispersed to Somaliland (a) bilaterally (b) through the EU and (c)...

      Eritrea: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding her Department has provided to (a) the UNHCR and (b) other organisations to support Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia in...

      Kenya: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the closure of the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya on refugees in that region;...

      Humanitarian Aid: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department is carrying out trials to assess the suitability of unmanned aerial vehicle technology as part of the UK's...

      Developing Countries: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the outcomes of the World Humanitarian Summit on gender equality; and if she...

  • Department for Education

    • Academies: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many of the academy trusts approved to receive the Northern fund for academy sponsors were operating schools that had (a) received a requires...

    • Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to respond to the School Teachers' Review Body report on teachers' pay from September 2016; and when she plans to publish the draft...

      Academies: Finance

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

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department holds on the number of unfilled trainee teacher places in each of the last five years.

      Children: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 24 May 2016 to Question 37692, if she will estimate the number of young carers in each of the last 10 years; and if she will...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the degree to which trainee teacher recruitment has met her Department's targets in each of the last five years; and...

      Mandarin Language: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Mandarin language teachers are working in schools; and how many people are training to teach the Mandarin language.

      Academies: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many academy schools which have been given an inadequate Ofsted rating in each year since 2010 have not been re-brokered to another academy sponsor.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) mathematics and (b) physics teachers completed teacher training through each available teacher training route in 2015-16.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many free schools projects have been cancelled at any stage in each year since 2011.

      Department for Education: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many visits (a) by Ministers and (b) officials from her Department were made to Coventry in each of the last five years.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many free schools have opened in areas where there are surplus places in the age range covered by the school in each year since 2010.

      Academies: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the answer of 23 May 2016 to Question 37442, what the (a) budget and (b) spend was for the three Northern Fund competitions for academy...

      University Technical Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the role of University Technical Colleges in the Skills Plan which is proposed for inclusion in the forthcoming Bill...

      Skilled Workers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what consultations she has had with trades unions and staff representative organisations on the future of technical and professional recruitment...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the timetable is for the publication of the consultation on changes to the School Admissions Code.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he expects his Department's Propriety and Ethics team's investigation into the activity of civil servants to report.

    • Ministry of Justice: Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost of hotel bookings made for (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) officials in his Department in each of the...

      Prisons: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his letter to the Chair of the Justice Committee, dated 19 May 2016, how much of the additional £10 million to deal with prison...

      Prisoners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of women in prison.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the size of the prison population in (a) 2020, (b) 2025, (c) 2030 and (d) 2050.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent steps he has taken to reduce the number of people serving sentences of imprisonment for public protection after their prison tariff has expired.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many appeals were submitted to the Tribunals Service from appellants in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England regarding (i) personal...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many appellants in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England are waiting for the Tribunals Service to list their Fist-Tier Tribunal Social...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average length of time was for the Tribunals Service to administer a First-Tier Tribunal Social Security and Child Support appeal in respect of...

      Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the methodology used to calculate the employment tribunal fees increase in preventing a...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the reoffending rates are for offenders who have had a conviction (a) under and (b) over 12 months in each of the last five years.

      Community Rehabilitation Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much has been paid from the public purse to community rehabilitation companies under the payments-by-results arrangement.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Food

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

    • Football Association: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding his Department allocated to the Football Association in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14, (e)...

      Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the Government's targets for participation in grassroots football were for (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14, (e)...

      BBC World Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to pages 13 and 39 of the White Paper, A BBC for the future: a broadcaster of distinction, published in May 2016, what...

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of how much people in rural areas will have to contribute to receive a basic 10 Mbit/s broadband connection...

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how his Department plans to allow rural communities to table collective requests for broadband connections.

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of households in which the occupants qualify for free television licences that will...

      BBC: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 50 of the White Paper, A BBC for the future: a broadcaster of distinction, published in May 2016, if he will...

      BBC: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 50 of the White Paper, A BBC for the future: a broadcaster of distinction, published in May 2016, if he will...

      Telephone Systems: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with BT on the time taken to repair faulty telephone lines.

      Football: Hooliganism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will hold urgent discussions with the football authorities in England and Scotland on the implications of the events at Hampden...

      BBC: Archives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 73 of his Department's White Paper, A BBC for the future, published in May 2016, what steps he is taking to...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Culture and Digital Economy of 23 May 2016, Official Report, column 371,...

      Casinos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will undertake or commission research to measure the (a) the effect of remote casinos on the terrestrial casino industry and (b)...

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to launch the Triennial Review of gambling machine stakes and prize limits.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the annual societal costs of occupational cancer.

    • Carcinogens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of funding the collection of modern exposure data on occupational carcinogens.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with the Health and Safety Executive on pro-active inspection of the management of work-related psychosocial risk.

      Health Hazards: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions he has had with (a) his EU counterparts and (b) other stakeholders on proposed changes to the Carcinogens and Mutagens...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to meet with Women Against State Pension Inequality campaigners; and if he will make a statement.

      Universal Credit: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what data Universal Credit recipients and claims in their area his Department will regularly release to local authorities.

      Housing Benefit: Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidelines his Department issues on continued payment of housing benefit when a person remains in hospital for longer than 52 weeks.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what impact assessment has been conducted on the change in the method of payment of Disability Living Allowance to being solely into a bank...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if his Department will provide additional financial support to disabled people whose income will be reduced as a result of (a) changes in the...

      Employment Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who have been reassessed to remain in the support group of employment support allowance have medical conditions that are not...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to support people who require a mobility vehicle during a personal independence payment mandatory...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of work capability assessments were carried out within 13 weeks of submission of a new employment and...

      Pension Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department has taken to allow pensioners to draw down all funds within any public pension schemes that existed before 2016-17.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of personal independence payment applications were disallowed in (i) 2015 and (ii) the latest period for...

      Jobcentres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which Jobcentre Plus offices he has contacted on the use of their own locally-developed claimant communications rather than using those...

      Jobcentres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what reports he has received on local Jobcentre Plus offices developing their own claimant communications rather than using those produced by...

      Personal Independence Payment: Inflammatory bowel disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with inflammatory bowel disease as their main disabling condition granted a personal independence payment between April 2013...

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 25 April 2016 to Question 34939, on local housing allowance, when he expects to publish information on the...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when his Department plans to publish its response to its consultation on Section 75 employer debt in non-associated multi-employer defined...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefit claimants have been given a yellow card warning since the introduction of such a warning; and of those claimants how many...

      Housing Benefit: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the loss of local authorities' access to housing benefit claim data on...

      Apprentices: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people appointed to the taskforce to look at improving accessibility of apprenticeships for people with learning disabilities have...

      Department for Work and Pensions: UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 25 May 2016 to Question 37198, how many of the leaflets entitled Why the Government believes that voting to remain...

      Housing Benefit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has carried out an impact assessment on the effect of removing housing benefit from people aged under 25 on (a)...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Security: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many security and military personnel and police have been deployed from other EU member states to respond to emergencies and other security threats...

    • Military Bases: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions Ministers of his Department visited military establishments in Northern Ireland during 2015.

      Military Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many by rank of personnel there are in each (a) regiment and (b) unit of the Royal Military Police.

      Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he plans to take to ensure improved risk assessment training and a more effective reporting culture for military training exercises.

      Armed Forces: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many new recruits to the infantry were aged (a) 16, (b) 17 and (c) 18 and above on enlistment in each financial year since 2007-08.

      Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information his Department holds on the (a) use and (b) location of UK-manufactured cluster bombs that were produced before the UK signed the...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many new Ajax armoured vehicles will be produced (a) in the UK and (b) abroad.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's policy is on procurement of a British sixth-generation jet fighter.

      Baltic States

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the threats facing the Baltic states; and if he will make a statement.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information his Department holds on whether aircraft manufactured in the UK and granted an export licence to be sold to the Saudi Arabian...

      Armed Forces: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which army regiments or corps may be joined by new recruits aged (a) under 16 years and six months and (b) under 16 years and three months; and which...

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking in response to the Armed Forces 2015 survey findings that (a) 12 per cent of women surveyed reported that someone...

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Royal Air Force plans to issue policy instructions along the lines of those recently issued by the Army and Royal Navy on cases with a...

      Warships: Wrecks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he became aware that the Dutch salvage company Friendship Offshore had removed salvage from the wrecks of HMS Queen Mary and HMS Indefatigable,...

      Veterans: Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Second World War veterans who have applied through his Department to receive the Légion d'Honneur have not yet received medals.

      Married Quarters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much rent his Department has paid in each financial year on properties within the Married Quarters Estate that have been unoccupied for the majority...

      Married Quarters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many properties within the Married Quarters Estate have been unoccupied for the majority of (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14, (e)...

      Married Quarters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on dilapidation payments in respect of properties within the Married Quarters Estate in the years (a) 2010-11, (b)...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many aerial strikes have been conducted by RAF aircraft in Syria in each month since December 2015.

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the armed forces were convicted (a) by courts martial and (b) in civilian courts of sexual assault or rape in the last year for...

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of UK service personnel currently deployed on EU missions.

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will bring forward proposals to amend the Armed Forces Act 2006 to introduce more stringent procedures to deal with sexual harassment and sexual...

      Eurocorps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 25 May to Question 37624, when the UK representative to Eurocorps was withdrawn.

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the obligations of the Government are under its Memorandum of Understanding with the government of Saudi Arabia on the supply of military aircraft...

      Ministry of Defence: UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 25 May 2016 to Question 37198, how many of the leaflets entitled Why the Government believes that voting to remain in the...

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made on the remedial work for the power and propulsion systems of the Type 45 Destroyers; and what the total cost has been since...

  • Home Office

    • Slavery: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of (a) trafficking in human beings and (b) forced labour were recorded by Humberside Police in each year from 2010 to 2015;...

    • Police: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times the UK Football Policing Unit has requested information from other EU member states on football banning orders and other data...

      Emergencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police, emergency responders and other security and military personnel have been deployed from other EU member states to respond to...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that all frontline professionals receive adequate training to pursue the steps outlined in...

      Police: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police staff have been deployed to (a) each region of the UK from other EU member states and (b) other EU member states from each...

      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 in each year since 2010; and...

      Asylum: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that Syrian children given asylum in the UK will be able to enter in time for the start of the school...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish data gathered from border exit checks.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that unaccompanied child refugees have access to information in a form and language...

      Immigration: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken was to decide fee waiver applications in the last 12 months.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken was to decide applications for the change of conditions of leave granted on the basis of family or private life...

      Immigration: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has service standards in place for considering fee waiver applications.

      Asylum: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful refugee family reunion applications there have been in the last three years.

      Asylum: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many refugee family reunion applications to bring children of 18 years or older into the UK were submitted in the last three years; and...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has service standards for considering applications for the change of conditions of leave granted on the basis of...

      Asylum: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will consider proposals put forward by the British Red Cross Torn Apart campaign to extend refugee family reunion to include young...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people of each nationality detained for over (a) six and (b) 12 months between 2005 and 2015 for the purpose of removal were...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people of each nationality detained between 2005 and 2015 for the purpose of removal had been previously detained for the same...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support the Government provides local authorities who express an interest in resettling refugee children under the Immigration Act 2016.

      Deportation: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many nationals of other EU member states have won appeals to prevent their removal from the UK in each of the last 10 years.

      Asylum: Eritrea

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 12 May 2016 to Question 36796, when she expects to publish the updated country information and guidance on...

      Asylum: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 21 April 2016 to Question 34026, what types of data her Department holds on unaccompanied children who have...

      European Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2016 to Question 37288, if she will publish statistics on how many European Arrest Warrant surrenders to...

      UK Visas and Immigration: Performance Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what performance measures her Department has in place to assess the work of UK Visas and Immigration.

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of (a) international students and (b) other migrants have an entry clearance visa or extension of stay that has expired at...

      War Crimes: Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has made to the government of Sri Lanka on the involvement of international judges and prosecutors in prosecutions...

      Burglary: Ilford

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many burglaries have been (a) reported and (b) successfully prosecuted in Ilford North constituency since 2010.

      European Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were refused entry to the UK under a European Arrest Warrant in each of the last five years.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Written Statement of 14 January 2016, HCWS70, on immigration detention, when she plans to publish the joint Department...

      Independent Police Complaints Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to improve the timely conclusion of investigations by the Independent Police Complaints Commission; and if she will...

      Vetting: Croydon

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications to the Disclosure and Barring Service from people living in Croydon have taken more than 60 days to process in the...

      Vetting: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service check, including the time taken by the Metropolitan Police, was in...

      Vetting: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of Disclosure and Barring Service checks in London were completed within the 60-day maximum in the last 12 months.

      Vetting: Dulwich and West Norwood

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications to the Disclosure and Barring Service from people living in Dulwich and West Norwood constituency have taken more than...

      Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average conviction rate has been in England and Wales in each of the last three years; and what that rate has been where the...

      South Yorkshire Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the oral contribution of the Prime Minister of 11 May 2016, Official Report, column 627, when she plans to decide whether...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what security checks her Department carries out on EU citizens seeking entry to the UK; how those checks differ from such checks on non-EU...

      Psychoactive Substances Act 2016

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what resources her Department has allocated to publicise the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what annual per-person rate her Department provides to each of its Compass contractors for the accommodation of asylum seekers.

      Asylum: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what arrangements have been made to guarantee access to legal representation for an asylum claim for asylum seekers dispersed to (a) current...

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the terms of reference and the membership of the Prevent Oversight Board.

      Terrorism: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) people, (b) nominated officers and (c) other nominated officers were prosecuted for failure to disclose under Section 19, Part...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Immigration of 3 May 2016, Official Report, column 45WH, on asylum seeker...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of the planned increase in UK visa fees on the number of people coming to the UK.

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will estimate the number and proportion of British violent extremists who were radicalised by people promoting (a) non-violent...

      Asylum: Tees Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to ensure (a) compliance with and (b) appropriate implementation of COMPASS contracts in Teeside.

      Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information she holds on the number of 999 calls abandoned before being answered in (a) England, (b) Yorkshire and (c) Calderdale.

      Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what work her Department has undertaken with international partners on access to sources of data that can be used to enhance the security of...

      Police: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answers of 23 May 2016 to Questions 37209 and 37235, whether official guidelines on the policing of football matches abroad...

      Curfews: Stafford

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many curfew orders have been issued for anti-social behaviour in Stafford constituency since the introduction of such orders.

      Crime: Stafford

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the trends in the level of crime in Stafford constituency in each of the last three years; and if she will...

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offences involving the fraudulent use of personal information have been reported to Staffordshire Police in each year since 2006;...

      Asylum: Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many claims for asylum from people from Yemen have been refused in 2016 to date.

      Deportation: Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which companies were contracted to facilitate enforced returns to Yemen for failed asylum seekers from that country in 2015.

      Deportation: Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on which dates in 2015 enforced removals of people from Yemen who had unsuccessfully claimed asylum took place.

  • HM Treasury

    • Investment Allowance and Cluster Area Allowance (Investment Expenditure) Regulations 2016

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to lay the Investment Allowance and Cluster Area Allowance (Investment Expenditure) Regulations 2016 before Parliament.

    • Financial Ombudsman Service

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the time limit that consumers can make a complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service.

      Annuities: Equality

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an assessment of the compliance of annuity offers to male and female retirees since December 2012 with the Equalities Act 2010.

      Public Private Partnerships

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Answer of 8 February 2016 to Question 25744, if his Department will publish a list of all PF2 projects commissioned in the last five...

      Self-employed: Manchester Withington

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people were registered with HM Revenue and Customs as self-employed (a) wholly and (b) partly for the purposes of tax and National Insurance in...

      National Infrastructure Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the process is for the appointment of a new chair for the National Infrastructure Commission.

      Venture Capital

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average length of time between an application being made for a Venture Capital Trust Scheme and the scheme taking effect was in each of the last...

      Money Laundering

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of banks closing accounts of money service businesses on grounds relating to adherence to...

      Banks: Regulation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to increase the scope of the Financial Conduct Authority's terms of reference to include the application of the Treating Customers Fairly...

      Fiscal Policy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government has begun its IMF Fiscal Transparency Evaluation.

      Tax Evasion

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

      Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether any of the staff of the cross-agency taskforce examining the Panama Papers are working only on that taskforce.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax: Foreign Nationals

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing an additional rate of stamp duty on property purchases by foreign investors.

      Capital Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on business and investor confidence of potential retroactive changes being made to (a) Enterprise...

      Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Answer of 12 May 2016 to Question 36479, to where the £10 million funding for the multi-agency taskforce has been allocated; and...

      Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the soft drinks industry levy on levels of employment; and if he will make a statement.

      Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an estimate of the potential effect of the soft drinks industry levy on the (a) consumer price index and (b) cost of uprating...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Answer of 12 February 2016 to Question 26015, when he plans to undertake a comprehensive review of the performance of HM Revenue and...

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Answer of 2 February 2016 to Question 24013, if he will publish HM Revenue and Customs call handling data for (a) London and (b) each...

      Housing Improvement: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Government plans to bring forward legislative proposals to comply with the policy of the European Court of Justice of 4 June 2015 on the rate of...

      Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what data from which year of the National Diet and Nutrition Survey has been used to inform the development of the soft drinks industry levy.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many smart (a) electric and (b) gas meters have been installed in (i) Manchester, Withington constituency, (ii) Greater Manchester...

    • Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what process her Department has for deciding whether (a) additional electricity generation is needed in a local area and (b) that...

      Carbon Sequestration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will make an assessment of the potential role of the UK in developing usable carbon capture and storage technology.

      Department for Energy and Climate Change: Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate she has made of the cost of hotel bookings made for (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) officials in her...

      Department for Energy and Climate Change: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many people from which non-governmental organisations and energy companies are on secondment to her Department.

      Gas Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what analysis her Department has undertaken on the effect of limiting the role which diesel generators play in the Capacity Market on...

      Department for Energy and Climate Change: UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 25 May 2016 to Question 37198, how many of the leaflets entitled Why the Government believes that voting to...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Electoral Register: Redbridge

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent estimate the Government has made of the number of eligible people who are not on the electoral register in the London Borough of Redbridge.

    • Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many cases of (a) penile, (b) anal, (c) head and neck, (d) cervical, (e) vulval and (f) vaginal cancer occur each year in (i) men and (ii) women;...

      Civil Servants: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants are paid through limited companies in each Government department.

      Cabinet Office: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish a list of all public appointments approved by Ministers of his Department since 7 May 2015.

      Public Sector: Corruption

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the Government plans to introduce a conviction check process to prevent corrupt bidders from winning public contracts.

      Anti-corruption Ministerial Group

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Inter-Ministerial Group on Corruption has met since 12 May 2016.

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of staff were (a) payroll and (b) non-payroll staff in each government department from 2010 to date.

      Corruption

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether a timetable has been agreed for setting up the new International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre.

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what (a) structure and (b) timetable has been established for the Government's consideration of the Chilcot Report.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a programme which provides legal recognition for a year of full-time voluntary...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether provisions will be made as part of the planned National Citizen Service Bill to create a new legal status to recognise those participating in...

      Anti-corruption Summit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish a list of all invitees to the Anti-Corruption Summit held on 12 May 2016.

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the Government's policy is on providing early sight of the Chilcot Inquiry report to injured veterans of the Iraq Conflict.

      Tackling Corruption Together Conference

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which members of the Inter-Ministerial Group on Corruption attended the Tackling Corruption Together conference held on 11 May 2016.

      Anti-corruption Summit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which members of the Inter-Ministerial Group on Corruption attended the Anti-Corruption Summit on 12 May 2016.

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what guidelines there are for measuring the performance of contractors delivering public services.

      Armed Forces: Census

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make it his policy that questions to determine the number of veterans, armed forces personnel and reservists be included in the next census.

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what criteria are used to decide whether people are fit and proper persons to engage with Government as directors of companies or not-for-profit ventures.

      Government Departments: Databases

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, by what date feedback should be submitted to the Data Science Ethical Framework.

      Honours

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what criteria are used for decisions on the (a) removal and (b) denial of UK honours.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Waste: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate her Department has made of the proportion of waste exported for recycling which is contaminated and is sent to...

    • Coastal Areas: Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to (a) monitor and manage old landfill sites in coastal areas at risk of being breached...

      Livestock: Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the recommendations of the final report of the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, published in May 2016,...

      Environment Protection: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural...

      Convention On International Trade in Endangered Species

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what ministerial representation there will be at the CITES Conference of the Parties in September 2016.

      Beach Huts: Christchurch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether Natural England has agreed to the proposal by Christchurch Borough Council for the development of residential beach...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her policy is on foregoing the running hour exemptions permitted by the Medium Combustion Plant Directive on the total...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many claims made under the 2015 Basic Payment Scheme are still outstanding; and when all the those claims will be settled.

      Animal Welfare: Fireworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effect of fireworks on animal welfare.

      Livestock: Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the Government's policy is on (a) European Commission and Parliament proposals to reduce the routine overuse of...

  • Department of Health

    • Health Services: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients on assessment and treatment units have been diagnosed with mental health conditions in the last 12 months.

    • Orkambi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to continue supplying Orkambi to cystic fibrosis patients currently receiving that drug as part of a clinical trial in the...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether (a) he and (b) ministers of his Department have had discussions with the new Welsh Government on support arrangements for people infected with...

      Kidneys: Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people received a kidney transplant in Teesside in each year since 2010; and how many of those people were from BAME backgrounds.

      Kidneys: Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time on the organ waiting list for a kidney transplant was for people in Teesside in each year from 2010; and what that average...

      Dialysis Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost to the NHS was of supporting a patient on dialysis in (a) England and (b) Teesside in each year since 2010.

      Kidneys: Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost to the NHS has been of providing a kidney transplant in (a) England and (b) Teesside in each year from 2010.

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which organisations are consulted in advance of decisions taken on how many (a) doctors and (b) nurses will be trained each year.

      Health Services: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients discharged from assessment and treatment units were re-admitted to hospital settings in each of the last five years.

      Hospitals: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff working at (a) Queen's Hospital in Romford, (b) Whipps Cross University Hospital and (c) King George Hospital in Goodmayes are nationals...

      Health Visitors: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many health visitors were employed in (a) Manchester, Withington constituency and (b) Greater Manchester in each year since 2010.

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2016 to Question 37441, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the provision of accident and emergency...

      Prescriptions: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the report of the Independent Cancer Taskforce entitled Achieving world-class cancer outcomes: a strategy for England 2015-2020,...

      NHS Improvement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2016 to Question 37441, what the name is of each of the 27 hospitals supported by the Emergency Care Intensive Support Team.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of reductions in the public health grant for local authorities on local smoking cessation services in...

      Fertility: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 4 May 2016 to Question 36039, on fertility: medical treatments, which criteria set out in the Health and Social Care Act...

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to make public decisions on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis taken at the meeting to consider the commissioning specialised services on 31 May 2016.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost has been of delivering the HPV vaccination programme to girls excluding the cost of procuring the vaccine itself in each of the three most...

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 12 May 2016 to Question 36856, on heart diseases, when his Department plans to instruct NICE to develop specific clinical...

      Health Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how his Department monitors the progress of organisations providing NHS or adult social care towards conforming to the Accessible Information Standard.

      Department of Heath: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the change by his Department in total spend per head of population is in 2016-17.

      Health Services: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the public sector spend on health per head of population (a) in real terms and (b) as a proportion of GDP in each year between...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects NHS providers to return to surplus.

      NHS: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS trusts and foundation trusts met the 10 seven-day services clinical standards and the four priority standards set out by Sir Bruce Keogh in...

      Fertility: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 4 May 2016 to Question 36039, on fertility: medical treatments, which services NHS England commissions centrally.

      Epilepsy: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 4 May 2016 to Question 35934, on epilepsy: death, when he plans to publish a report containing the information collected...

      Fertility: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 4 May 2016 to Question 35765, whether officials of his Department discussed the findings of the report by Fertility...

      Department of Health: Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's policy is on media appearances of officials of his Department; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Logos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's policy is on the use of the NHS logo by organisations and people outside the NHS.

      NHS: Logos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the NHS logo is a registered trademark; and if he will make a statement.

      London Ambulance Service: Paramedical Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve the recruitment and retention of paramedics employed by the London Ambulance Service.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings of the King's Fund Quarterly Monitoring Report 19, published in May...

      Mrsa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the relationship between hand hygiene compliance levels across the NHS and rates of trust-assigned MRSA...

      Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of patients who participated in medical research in each year since 2010; and what steps his Department is taking...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when NHS England plans to publish its response to its consultation on developing a method to assist investment decisions in specialised services.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that NHS England's new prioritisation framework for making decisions on investment in specialised services...

      Clinical Priorities Advisory Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when NHS England plans to publish the (a) agenda for and (b) minutes of the June 2016 meeting of its Commissioning Priorities Advisory Group.

      Lyme Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the (a) efficiency of existing diagnostic tests and (b) effectiveness of current treatments for Lyme disease.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 2 March 2016 to Question 29364, what the grounds are for the Public Health England Office for Data Release denying...

      General Practitioners: Mid Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons GP practice lists have been closed in East Grinstead; and if he will make a statement.

      Hospitals: Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to page 23 of the final report of the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, published in May 2016, what steps his Department is taking to...

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of whether the NHS Constitution's commitment to provide a comprehensive service available to all, irrespective of gender, is...

      General Practitioners: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GP practices in Dorset provide phlebotomy services; and what action his Department is taking to increase the number of practices providing such...

      Detention Centres: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what provisions are in place at detention centres for people suffering with mental health conditions.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many emergency readmissions within 28 days of discharge there were for patients with a primary or secondary diagnosis of dementia in (a) England and...

      Bernie Cuthell

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was paid by the NHS Trust Development Authority to meet the salary costs of the former Chief Executive of Liverpool Community Trust, Bernie...

      General Practitioners: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which GP practice lists in West Sussex have been closed in the last 12 months; and for what reasons each such list was closed.

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many readmissions within 28 days of discharge from hospital there were for patients over the age of (a) 65, (b) 80 and (c) 90 in (i) England and (ii)...

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect on the range of free services offered by community pharmacies of the planned changes in funding for such pharmacies.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding has been allocated by Health Education England for clinical placements for the new nurse training places his Department plans to deliver by...

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average length is of nursing, midwifery and allied healthcare students' clinical placements taken in each year of their degree.

      London Ambulance Service: Paramedical Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 12 May 2016 to Question 37016, what assessment he has made of the change in the number of full-time equivalent paramedics...

      NHS: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to reduce the cost to the NHS of postage of appointment notifications to patients.

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what change there was in the level of emergency admissions of older people between 2010-11 and 2014-15 in the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether it is planned that the Government's childhood obesity strategy will include targets for industry to reduce levels of (a) fat and (b) salt in food...

      Cystic Fibrosis: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children under the age of 18 in England have cystic fibrosis.

      Hospitals: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost to (a) Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust and (b) West Sussex County Council of delays in...

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many bed days were lost due to delayed transfers of care in Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust in 2015.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Prosecutions: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what discussions she has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and (b) members of the Northern Ireland Executive about the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Turkey: EU Accession

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support Turkey joining the EU, and what pre-conditions they believe should attach to such admission.

    • Turkey: EU Accession

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they continue to support the admission of Turkey to the EU.

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to support the establishment of independent international monitoring mechanisms in Yemen to investigate human rights violations on...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel regarding the demolition of Palestinian houses in al-Sowana neighbourhood and Shu'fat village.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel regarding the arrest of 13 Palestinian civilians at military checkpoints in the West Bank...

      Golan Heights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take to protect the Golan Heights from further Israeli settlement expansion, discriminatory policies against the native Syrian...

      Turkey: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Turkey about the planned removal of parliamentary immunity from a large number of elected deputies...

      Kamuran Yüksek

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the arrest in Diyarbakir on 10 May of Mr Kamuran Yüksek of the Democratic Region Party and make appropriate...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will call on the government of Israel to invite the UN Special Rapporteur on torture to visit places of arrest and holding of suspects in the...

      Palestinians: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will raise with the Palestinian Authority the recent reported increase in arbitrary arrest and allegations of torture and ill-treatment of their...

      Israel: Torture

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the report by a delegation of British lawyers Children in Military Custody published in June 2012 and the recommendations of the UN...

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking in the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is currently detained in Iran, and what assurances they have received as to her...

      Cyprus: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the recent elections in the Greek Cypriot Republic of Cyprus on the UK's aims for the talks process on the...

      Crimes against Humanity

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the US State Department’s policy of training staff in embassies and consulates in countries considered to be at risk in how to...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Location

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the site selection and assessment process of the Education Funding Agency, and how much weight is given to local public opinion during that process.

    • Secondary Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures are in place to ensure that existing secondary schools in areas where a new school is planned do not suffer from inappropriate competition for...

      Academies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total cost, including legal fees, of converting a school to an academy.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Community Orders

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance has been issued to the courts to ensure that the option of a mental health Community Treatment Order is considered as part of a Community Sentence.

  • The Lord Chairman of Committees

    • Opening of Parliament

      To ask the Chairman of Committees what have been the (1) security, and (2) other, costs to the House administration in preparing for and conducting the State Opening of Parliament in each of the...

    • Opening of Parliament

      To ask the Chairman of Committees what is the capital value for which (1) ermine robes, and (2) other garments, used by Peers and Officers of the House during the State Opening of Parliament are...

      House of Lords: Fairtrade Initiative

      To ask the Chairman of Committees what plans are there to support Fairtrade fortnight.

      House of Lords: Zero Hours Contracts

      To ask the Chairman of Committees how many staff in the House of Lords are employed on zero-hours contracts.

      House of Lords: Sanitation

      To ask the Chairman of Committees how much it cost to refurbish the Cholmondeley Room toilets, and why those toilets were out of service so soon after their six-month refurbishment.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implications for social and community cohesion of people living in poverty.

  • HM Treasury

    • Financial Markets

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government who has regulatory responsibility for approving cross-margining agreements between central clearing houses and the determination of priority in the event of...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Acts

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Acts of Parliament have been passed since 2010; and how many of those have not been implemented.

  • Department of Health

    • Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take in the light of the findings of the independent review of the handling by the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust of concerns raised...

    • Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the timetable for the new review into the governance of the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.

      Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the decision to delay inquiring into wider governance issues at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and the role that the Trust is being asked to play...

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