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Written answers

Monday, 13 June 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Driving under Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many deaths were caused by drink driving in each region and constituent part of the UK in each of the last five years.

    • Driving under Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to introduce a zero-tolerance policy for drink driving for commercial drivers in England and Wales.

      Transport: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to ensure that (a) Northern Ireland and (b) other parts of the UK benefit from transport infrastructure improvements.

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, in which month he expects the new arrangements for rail passenger refunds following delays to be announced.

      Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 27 May 2016 to Question 37865, on large goods vehicles, when he expects officials of his Department to report to him on...

      Roads: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what research his Department has commissioned or undertaken on the safety of LED lights and other new technologies as a replacement for cat's eyes on...

      Cycling: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 27 May 2016 to Question 37870, whether the figures for his Department's spending on cycling programmes are in real terms.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason his Department does not include bus occupants as a road user type in its quarterly road casualty statistics.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to make buses more environmentally friendly.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason his Department does not collect and publish data on the number of different types of buses operating in England.

      Cycling: Helmets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to make it a legal requirement for cyclists to wear helmets.

      Aviation: Drunkenness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of incidents of drunkenness on aeroplanes in each of the last five years.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's press release of 27 March 2015, Government revs up motorcycle market, if he will implement grants for the purchase...

      M1: Barnet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the level of vehicular noise on the M1 passing Mill Hill town.

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Performance Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has been paid in fines by Govia Thamelink Railway to his Department to compensate for poor performance in each of the last three years.

      Govia Thameslink Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has been paid in fines by Network Rail to Govia Thamelink Railway to compensate for poor performance in each of the last three years.

      Roads: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the merits of planting noise barriers with vegetation alongside motorways and trunk roads.

      M1: Barnet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of installing a continuous noise barrier on the eastern side of the M1 passing through...

      Driving Tests: Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the age requirements for the driving test were last reviewed.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with trades unions officials representing Highways England traffic officers on the potential danger of serious...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much compensation has been paid from the public purse to owners of heavy goods vehicles damaged as a result of being moved by Highways England...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many Highways England traffic officers have moved heavy goods vehicles from live lanes to (a) hard shoulders and (b) emergency refuge areas in the...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many Highways England traffic officers have been (a) trained to move heavy goods vehicles from live motorway lanes on Smart motorways to emergency...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will commission a study into the potential merits of the use of E10 petrol.

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Performance Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern contractual breach notice, dated 7 July 2015.

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Performance Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what penalties he is able to levy on the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchisee if the terms of that franchise are breached or its...

      Crossrail 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to assess the case for the proposed Crossrail 2 Eastern Phase.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential environmental and safety benefits of using single rather than double-decker buses during off-peak times...

      Taxis: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that cars and drivers for (a) Uber and (b) other private hire companies are adequately insured.

      Level Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 26 May 2016 to Question 37816, on level crossings, what his Department's expenditure on the level crossing reform programme...

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the estimated cost to the public purse was of preparing and publishing the (a) Bowe Report into the planning of Network Rail's enhancements...

      Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 24 November 2014 to Question 214853, on travel, whether his Department has produced an updated National Transport...

      Railways: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward planned improvements to the Northern Rail service between Scarborough and...

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of the inclusion of the Northallerton to Teesport line in the rail electrification scheme.

      Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the evidence given by the Minister of State for Transport to the EU Internal Market Sub-Committee on 18 April 2016, what the (a)...

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he agreed to a variation of the franchise contract with Govia Thameslink Railway in respect of Southern Railway; and what consultation took place...

      Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the amount spent by his Department on audio-visual systems intended for buses in the last three years; and if he will...

      Public Transport: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of existing public transport infrastructure for people with sight and hearing loss; and if he will make a...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which bus operators his Department has (a) met and (b) otherwise engaged with during the last six months on the Bus Services Bill.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Rented Housing: Domestic Appliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to bring forward regulations on the testing of electrical installations in rental properties.

    • Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer of 24 March 2016 to Question 32596, if he will place in the Library the spreadsheet used to...

      Social Rented Housing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether it is his policy to require social housing providers to ensure that a proportion of their properties are adapted for...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer of 4 May 2016 to Question 33503, in what locations his Department plans to deliver the 400,000...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer of 12 May 2016 to Question 36790, what plans his Department has to review progress under its...

      Local Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department plans to adopt the recommendations made in the Local Plans Expert Group report, published in March 2016.

      Local Plans: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his Department's policies of the conclusion of the report by the...

      Noise: Multiple Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what measures are in place to prevent excessive noise from houses in multiple occupation.

      Communities and Local Government: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of officials of his Department working on decentralisation and growth are based in London.

      Housing: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will estimate the increase in demand on housing caused by inward migration in each of the last 10 years for which figures...

      Households: Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will place in the Library the raw data from each English Housing Survey detailing the nationalities of the Household...

      Local Government: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer of 9 May 2016 to Question 36419, if he will set out the actions required of an hon. Member,...

      Housing: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will estimate the total number and proportion of dwellings in the UK occupied with the Households Representative Person...

      Housing: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will estimate the additional new housing required to address demand caused by immigration from (a) other EU member states...

      Housing Associations: Demolition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many housing associations have demolished residential buildings that are less than 10 years old in each of the last five...

      Demolition: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Homes and Communities Agency and (b) Wandle Housing Association Limited on the...

      Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of all local authority spending was spent on physical activity services in the most recent period for which...

      Communities and Local Government: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many of his Department's civil servants were based in Coventry in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Palace of Westminster: Police

      To ask the Rt. hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, what the budget was for the out-of-hours taxi service for armed police officers working in...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Overseas Trade: Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that UK businesses operating in Colombia respect the UN Guiding Principles on...

    • UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information the Government has provided to British citizens living abroad who are eligible to vote in the EU referendum on...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many civil servants in his Department are paid through limited companies.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department and its executive agencies spent on the publications (a) Who's Who, (b) Burke's Peerage and (c)...

      Colombia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Colombia.

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what issues the Government plans to discuss with the President of Colombia during his state visit to the UK in November 2016.

      Colombia: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support the peace process in Colombia.

      Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effects of the appointment of an EU Special Envoy for the promotion of freedom of...

      Andargachew Tsege

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent progress has been made on the case of Andargachew Tsege and efforts to ensure proper legal and consular access for...

      Kenya: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Kenyan counterparts on the proposed demolition of the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps...

      Andargachew Tsege

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reasons he has not yet called for the immediate release of Andargachew Tsege.

      Israel: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Israeli government on that country's use of the courts to obtain information on the...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what proportion of staff in her Department were (a) payroll and (b) non-payroll staff in each financial year from 2010-11 to 2015-16.

    • Northern Ireland Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much was spent on non-payroll staff in her Department in 2015-16.

      Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions she has had with her Irish Republic counterpart on security co-operation since the latest published security assessment of the...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions she has had with the Police Service of Northern Ireland on financial resources and increasing levels of recruitment.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Industrial Health and Safety: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Answer of 17 January 2014 to Question 183346, how much of the Economic and Social Research Council budget...

    • Sunderland University: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the benefits of international students at the University of Sunderland to the economy of Sunderland...

      Retail Trade: Chambers of Commerce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will hold discussions with major high street retailers on increasing their involvement in local chamber of trade...

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to support third-sector training providers and local authorities in reducing the number of young people...

      Cuba: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the value of trade between the UK and Cuba has been in each of the last 10 years.

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Written Statement of 26 May 2016, on BIS consultation, HCWS30, in which ways operating split-site and split-team...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Written Statement of 26 May 2016 on BIS consultation, HCWS30, whether he has made an assessment of the...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Written Statement of 26 May 2016 on BIS consultation, HCWS30, what difficulties his Department experienced with...

      Post Office: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much the Post Office has spent on settlement agreements and redundancy payments for Crown Office staff since January 2010.

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Written Statement of 26 May 2016, on BIS consultation, HCWS30, what assessment his Department has made of the...

      Mark Samworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether he has met Mark Samworth, owner of the food manufacturing company Samworths, in the last six months.

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Written Statement of 26 May 2016, HCWS30, whether his Department carried out an equality effect assessment on...

      Construction: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, in which month the Pye Tait Review of retentions in the construction industry will be published.

      Building Regulations: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what resources his Department has allocated to the Regulatory Delivery Directorate for enforcement of part G of the Building...

      Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent progress has been made on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations; and if he will make a...

  • Department for International Development

    • Sri Lanka: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the Government will be allocating official development assistance to Sri Lanka in response to the appeal by the Sri Lankan...

    • Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether other government departments are required to provide evidence to her Department that official development assistance disbursed...

      Department for International Development: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of staff in her Department were (a) payroll and (b) non-payroll staff in each financial year from 2010-11 to 2015-16.

      Department for International Development: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many civil servants in her Department are paid through limited companies.

      Department for International Development: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much was spent on non-payroll staff in her Department in 2015-16.

      Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what humanitarian support and assistance her Department plans to provide to aid agencies in Yemen in each of the next 12 months; and...

      Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the feasibility of air drops of humanitarian aid in Syria; and what her Department's...

  • Department for Education

    • Department for Education: Pay

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

    • Homelessness: Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children have been taken into local authority care in each of the last three years as a result of a decision by a local authority that their...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the per pupil fee for the planned introduction of 30 hours free childcare will be the same for each local authority.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will estimate the number of children in Solihull constituency that would be currently eligible for 30 hours free childcare.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the proportion of (a) private, (b) voluntary and (c) independent nurseries which will provide the additional...

      Children: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children with autism in each region attend (a) mainstream schools and (b) specialist provision.

      Autism: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to improve provision to meet the educational needs of children with autism.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average hourly cost per child is to the public purse of the additional 15 hours free childcare provided for under the Childcare Act 2016 in...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the (a) likely level of uptake for the extra 15 hour a week childcare provided for under the Childcare Act...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress her Department has made on including training on autism in initial teacher training.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children in (a) Leeds North West constituency and (b) Leeds city region are eligible for 15 hours free childcare.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what representations she has received from small childcare providers on her plans to increase free childcare entitlement to 30 hours per week and the...

      Free Schools: Luton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Answer of 16 February 2016 to Question 26162, when she plans to publish details of the unspent funding returned to her...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to evaluate the pilot schemes on increasing free childcare entitlement to 30 hours per week.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential financial effect on nurseries in deprived areas of her plans to increase the free childcare entitlement...

      Design and Technology: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils studied GCSE design and technology in (a) England and (b) Wiltshire in the last year for which figures are available.

      Free School Meals: Copeland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children living in the Copeland constituency have been eligible to receive free school meals in each of the last six years.

      Special Educational Needs: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children with special needs or disabilities are in mainstream schools in (a) Lancashire and (b) Burnley.

      GCSE: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children from disadvantaged backgrounds in (a) Burnley and (b) Lancashire gained five or more GCSEs including English and mathematics in (i)...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children in (a) Burnley and (b) Lancashire eligible for free school meals attain level four or above at Key Stage 2 in reading, mathematics...

      Department for Education: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many civil servants in her Department are paid through limited companies.

      Academies: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2016 to Question 37487, whether the Education Funding Agency has directed academies to admit pupils 10 or 12 times...

      Department for Education: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department spent on travel and accommodation for civil servants accompanying the Minister of State for Schools on official business since...

      Academies: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 24 May 2016 to Question 37615, on academies: admissions, how many times local authorities asked her to intervene in each...

      Social Services: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, on what occasions (a) she, (b) Ministers of her Department and (c) the Chief Social Worker for Children have visited Birmingham Children's Services...

      Schools: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will estimate the number of unregistered schools in England.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress her Department has made on creating a £10 million fund for small schools to secure expert support and advice on converting to...

      Children: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will review her Department's decision not to publish a Children's Home Data Pack for the year ending 31 March 2015.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children (a) in total and (b) per 10,000 children are in care in each local authority in England.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when her Department plans to publish the findings from areas piloting 30 hours of free childcare.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Corruption: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many corporate bodies have been prosecuted under the Bribery Act 2010.

    • Criminal Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, by what procedure over what period findings of Not Guilty are entered into the Criminal Record database.

      Court Service: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he plans to take to ensure that the needs of (a) the old, (b) the very young, (c) people with difficulties with IT literacy, (d) people with...

      Court Service: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how his Department plans to fund the investment in ICT required to modernise and digitalise the court service.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) out-of-court restorative justice resolutions and (b) cautions were given to (i) people on suspended prison sentences and (ii) prisoners...

      Reparation by Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders have participated in an out-of-court restorative justice resolution on more than one occasion.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of participation in out-of-court restorative justice on reoffending rates.

      Equal Pay: Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of claims of equal pay to employment tribunals in 2015 were successful for (a) men and (b) women.

      Ministry of Justice: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many civil servants in his Department are paid through limited companies.

      Ministry of Justice: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much has been levied in respect of financial remedies in each key performance indicator designated in respect of the contractual agreement entitled...

      Crime: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many men have (a) been charged with and (b) served a prison sentence for non-violent crimes in the last five years.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average cost was of a tribunal hearing for a benefits claimant who had been sanctioned for not complying with work search requirements in the...

  • Prime Minister

    • Prime Minister: Scotland

      To ask the Prime Minister, how many times he has visited Scotland in an official capacity since the 2015 General Election; and what meetings were held on each such visit.

    • Taxation

      To ask the Prime Minister, how many meetings he had to discuss tax evasion and avoidance between (a) 5 April 2016 and 5 May 2016 and (b) 6 May 2016 and 6 June 2016.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister, when he plans to reply to the letter of 27 April 2016 from the hon. Member for Redcar and the hon. Member for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland on the All Party...

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Prime Minister, with reference to the oral Answer of 8 June 2016, Official Report, which treaty changes (a) protect the UK from ever closer union and (b) provides protection for the...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sports: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what amount has been invested in grassroots sport in each region and constituent part of the UK in each year since the 2012 London...

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the Government plans to achieve its goal of a minimum broadband speed of 10Mbps nationwide.

      Tickets: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department has taken to prevent online bots being used to purchase hundreds of tickets for concerts and football matches...

      Robert Burns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department plans to promote the works of Robert Burns as part of the UK-Russia Year of Language and Literature 2016.

      Sports: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if his Department and UK Sport will host a UK Sport Gold Series Event at the Olympic Legacy Park in Sheffield.

      USA: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department has had with the Department for (a) Culture, Media and Sport and (b) Business, Innovation and Skills on...

      Exercise and Sports: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment the Government has made of the contribution of the work of the Olympic Legacy Park in Sheffield to breaking down...

      Broadband: Bolton South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many premises in Bolton South East constituency do not have access to superfast broadband.

      Historic Buildings: Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps to ensure that landmarks in the stewardship of English Heritage fly the Union flag in place of the organisation's...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information his Department holds on the number of cases of stress and anxiety related to (a) benefit sanctions and (b) conditionality of...

    • Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average length of time was that prospective employment and support allowance claimants waited between application and a decision on...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefit claimants have been sanctioned since 2010 in each region in each year since 2010.

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government has changed the Access to Work policy affecting disabled people who derive some of their income as part-time or...

      Disability: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of establishing a dedicated Deaf and Disability Careers Advisory Service.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what financial support is available to a welfare recipient with a medical condition once a sanction has been imposed.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what account is taken of medical conditions when deciding whether to apply benefit sanctions.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many personal independence payment appeals his Department has conceded prior to their being heard at first-tier tribunals in the last 12...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress his Department has made on halving the disability employment gap.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government has taken to prevent cliff edge effects in its policy on the equalisation of the state pension.

      Employment: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to help older women and men into work.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who have claimed employment and support allowance after a paper-based review were refused a paper-based review upon...

      Personal Independence Payment: Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department plans to take to collect data on the number of people with arthritis who qualify for personal independence payments...

      Access to Work Programme: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Access to Work programme for young deaf people; and if he will make a statement.

      Health and Safety Executive: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of reductions in funding for the Health and Safety Executive in the period to 2019-20 on...

      Personal Independence Payment: Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of people who qualify for personal independence payments on the basis of their need of use of aids and appliances have arthritis.

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will develop plans to include TV Licensing in the Tell Us Once service.

      Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to involve providers in the review of supported housing.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his Department's Employment and Support Allowance: Work Capability Assessment Outcomes Made on Paper Evidence, published on...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average cost to the public purse was of processing a mandatory reconsideration of a (a) universal credit and (b) jobseeker's...

      Supported Housing: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance he has issued to supported housing providers about funding following the absorption of housing benefit into universal credit.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • War Graves

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress he has made in the transfer of military graves maintained by the Ministry of Defence to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

    • HMS Queen Mary: Salvage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the Government has been made aware of involvement of any British nationals in looting of HMS Queen Mary which was sunk in the Battle of Jutland.

      Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department plans to publish the draft statutory instrument on the Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committee; and what consultations he plans to...

      Mediterranean Sea: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the length of time for which UK naval resources will be committed to Operation Sophia.

      Ministry of Defence: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent on non-payroll staff in his Department in 2015-16.

      Ministry of Defence: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many civil servants in his Department are paid through limited companies.

      Ministry of Defence: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of staff in his Department were (a) payroll and (b) non-payroll staff in each financial year from 2010-11 to 2015-16.

      Ascension Island: Piers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has conducted of whether military personnel and contractors are able safely to load and unload equipment from Ministry of...

      Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what detailed plans he has for the defence of the UK.

      Brompton Road Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answers of 7 April 2014 to Questions 194734 to 194737, what checks were made on the provenance of the funds used to purchase...

      Brompton Road Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answers of 7 April 2014 to Questions 194734 to 194737, who made the highest bid for Brompton Road underground station.

      Ministry of Defence: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times he has visited Scotland in an official capacity since the 2015 General Election; and what meetings were held on each such visit.

      Unmanned Marine Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Royal Navy has deployed any unmanned maritime systems for the purpose of (a) anti-submarine and (b) port and harbour security.

      Brompton Road Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answers of 7 April 2014 to Questions 194734 to 194737, who the named official was who was responsible for the sale of Brompton...

      Brompton Road Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answers of 7 April 2014 to Questions 194734 to 194737, whether his Department was aware of the FBI investigation into Dmitri...

      Brompton Road Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answers of 7 April 2014 to Questions 194734 to 194737, who the independent marketing agent was for the sale of Brompton Road...

      Brompton Road Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answers of 7 April 2014 to Questions 194734 to 194737, who the 12 bidders were for Brompton Road underground station.

      Middle East: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any RAF personnel have carried out airstrikes outside the coalition mission in the Iraq and Syria conflict zone since 2 December 2015.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has demonstrated the capability of Certified Predator B for the duration of the Protector programme.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what timeline has been proposed for publication of the revised Joint Doctrinal Note on UK Unmanned Systems.

      Puma Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 19 April 2016 to Question 33645, how many Puma Mk2 helicopters are fitted with the Wire Strike Protection System; and...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 26 April 2016 to Question 35103, what the role is of the Liaison Officers deployed in Saudi coalition headquarters.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will estimate the cost of upgrading the mission software on F35B Lightning II aircraft operated by the Royal Air Force after the completion of...

      Iraq: Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support the armed forces is providing to Iraqi forces related to the conflict with Daesh in Falujah.

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what reports he has received on the extent of the withdrawal of Russian forces from the conflict in Syria.

      Armed Forces: General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) army, (b) navy and (c) RAF personnel have registered with a doctor in Scotland in each of the last five years.

      Military Aircraft: Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent estimate the Government has made of the cost to the public purse to date of the adaptation of the Voyager aircraft for the transport of...

      Armed Forces: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of each type of vehicle procured as part of urgent operational requirements for (a) Operation Herrick and (b) Operation...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Jackal and (b) Foxhound patrol vehicles were in use by the Army in each of the last six years.

      Iraq: Kurds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of providing a British field hospital for Kurdish Peshmerga; and if he will make a statement.

      Deepcut Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether a Board of Inquiry was held following the deaths of the recruits at Deepcut barracks between 1995 and 2002; and if he will make a statement.

      Deepcut Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will write to the Chief Constables of Surrey and Devon and Cornwall Police Forces to request that they place in the public domain their reports...

      Deepcut Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the library the evidence provided by the Royal Military Police to the (a) Surrey Police and (b) Devon and Cornwall Police inquiries...

      Deepcut Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps have been taken by his Department as a result of the recommendations of the Review by Sir Nicholas Blake QC of the circumstances surrounding...

      Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister of State, House of Lords Official Report, 27 April 2016, Column 1229, how many independent...

      Armed Forces: Mefloquine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will assess the effect of the use of Lariam on the quality of performance of military personnel on operations.

      HMS Lancaster

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether HMS Lancaster is in a state of extended readiness.

      HMS Dauntless

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether HMS Dauntless is being used as a harbour training and accommodation ship.

      Iraq: Kurds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what medical assistance the UK provides to the Peshmerga in the Kurdistan region.

      Iraq: Kurds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will support the provision of specialist treatment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for seriously injured Peshmerga from the Kurdistan...

  • Home Office

    • UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on whether non-UK EU citizens will have to leave the UK after the two-year Article 50 negotiation period in the event of...

    • Immigrants: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that benefit applications by people who have been granted the right to remain in the UK are not affected...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications to the Disclosure and Barring Service had been in process for more than 30 days in the most recent period for which...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications the Disclosure and Barring Service has processed in each week of the last six months.

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that Adult First applications to the Disclosure and Barring Service are dealt with promptly.

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to assess how many people have had (a) offers of employment rescinded and (b) their employment...

      Vetting: Dulwich and West Norwood

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has a target for when the time taken to process Disclosure and Barring Service applications for residents of Dulwich and West...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding criteria are included in the terms and conditions of Compass Contracts awarded for providing accommodation to asylum seekers.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Compass contracts for asylum accommodation, if she will publish (a) the codes of discipline that providers have in...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Compass contracts for asylum accommodation, if she will publish (a) copies of the training programmes that providers...

      Crimes of Violence: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the budget has been for the Ending Gang Violence and Exploitation Peer Review Network for each of the last eight years.

      Asylum: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that the issuing of 30-day entry clearance visas does not inhibit refugee family reunion; and for what...

      Borders: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to increase border security of the UK coast.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Oral Answer of 26 May 2016, Official Report, column 682, how many women she was referring to when she stated that very few...

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to reduce the time taken for a shotgun and firearm application to be processed.

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent on non-payroll staff in her Department in 2015-16.

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of staff in her Department were (a) payroll and (b) non-payroll staff in each financial year from 2010-11 to 2015-16.

      Home Office: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department and its executive agencies spent on the publications (a) Who's Who, (b) Burke's Peerage and (c) Debrett's in each...

      Immigration Rules: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of (a) immigration rules in general and (b) income requirements on the eligibility of...

      Shipping: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to improve the ability of Border Force to gather and exploit information to improve its performance in enforcing...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied children arrived in the UK and claimed asylum (a) for each country of origin, (b) by each commercial company who...

      European Union: Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on the proposals in the European Commission press release, A European Border and Coast Guard to protect Europe's External...

      Patrol Craft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what additional coastal patrol vessels she plans to commission.

      Asylum: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to her contribution of 4 May 2016, HC Deb Official Report, column 166, whether the unaccompanied children who come to the UK will...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to accelerate the family reunification process for unaccompanied children in Europe with family in the UK.

      Administration of Justice: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which services have been sold for profit by (a) her Department and (b) the College of Policing to the Saudi criminal justice system in the...

      Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions of people involved in providing transport for illegal immigrants there have been in the each of the last seven years.

      Asylum: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the number of people whose asylum application has been transferred for consideration by the Government under the Dublin...

      Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 9 May 2016 to Question 36277, how many requests have been made for asylum applications to be transferred for...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to monitor the effect of the introduction of the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016.

      Asylum: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many full-time equivalent officials in her Department are responsible for identifying, verifying and processing potential Dublin...

      Immigration Controls: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to introduce compulsory advanced notification for (a) commercial and (b) pleasure craft of arrival in the UK; and if she...

      Road Traffic Offences: Evidence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department issues to police forces on the provision of photographic evidence, where available, to people who have...

      Road Traffic Offences: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many penalty charges have been issued for motorway middle lane offences since the legislation governing those charges came into force.

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how the provisions of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 have been used to (a) protect victims of slavery and (b) target traffickers.

      Police: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what meetings she plans to hold with the Mayor of London and the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime to discuss the policing structure in London.

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

      Emergency Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to promote joint working between police forces and fire services to improve the service they provide to...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much was spent on non-payroll staff in his Department in 2015-16.

    • Scotland Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what proportion of staff in his Department were (a) payroll and (b) non-payroll staff in each financial year from 2010-11 to 2015-16.

      Scotland Office: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many times he has visited Scotland in an official capacity since the 2015 General Election; and what meetings were held on each such visit.

  • HM Treasury

    • Pension Funds

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to ensure that private pension providers facilitate access by policyholders to details of their investments.

    • Revenue and Customs: Leaflets

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost of publishing the leaflets entitled Tax credits: coming to the UK - WTC/FS5 and Social Security abroad: N138.

      Tax Collection: EU Law

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 27 May 2016 to Question 37088, which body is responsible for publishing information about funds collected through the Mutual...

      Credit: Disclosure of Information

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions the Government has had with the Financial Conduct Authority on widening the provision of real-time sharing of credit information between...

      Personal Savings

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department plans to take to make young working families aware of ways in which they can access (a) proposed Government schemes in the...

      Money Laundering

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to empower regulators and law enforcement agencies to prevent and detect the laundering of corrupt assets through the UK...

      Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how his Department determined the bands for the soft drinks industry levy; and what scientific studies were used in reaching that decision.

      Secured Loans

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made since the Law Commission's consultation and proposals regarding logbook loans; and what steps the Government has taken to review...

      Money Laundering

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many professional enablers have been sanctioned in the last 12 months for facilitating the laundering of corrupt assets.

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people had their trivial commutation of their occupational pension request granted since the announcement of recent changes to pension regulations;...

      Pensions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress the Government has made on steps to introduce a pensions dashboard by 2019.

      Lloyds Banking Group: Government Shareholding

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to launch the next Lloyds Bank share offer; and what incentives he plans to include in that offer to encourage small shareholders to retain...

      Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure people are not assigned incorrect tax codes.

      Older People: Payments

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will introduce a payment of £1,000 to each person reaching the age of 100.

      EU Budget

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has seen the latest draft of the EU Commission's proposals for the (a) EU Budget and (b) any re-assessment and adjustments relating to previous...

      Mark Samworth

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has met with Mr Mark Samworth in the last six months.

      Treasury: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many times he has visited Scotland in an official capacity since the 2015 General Election; and what meetings were held on each such visit.

      Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many meetings Ministers of his Department had to discuss tax evasion and avoidance between (a) 5 April 2016 and 5 May 2016 and (b) 6 May 2016 and 6 June...

      Digital Technology

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 7 June 2016 to Question 905207, what definition of the digital economy is used by (a) his Department, (b) the Office of National...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Department for Energy and Climate Change: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, which public appointments (a) she and (b) Ministers of her Department have approved since May 2015.

    • Department for Energy and Climate Change: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what proportion of civil servants in her Department are (a) female and (b) from an ethnic minority.

      Department for Energy and Climate Change: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much was spent on non-payroll staff in her Department in 2015-16.

      Department for Energy and Climate Change: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many civil servants in her Department are paid through limited companies.

      Department for Energy and Climate Change: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what proportion of staff in her Department were (a) payroll and (b) non-payroll staff in each financial year from 2010-11 to 2015-16.

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will estimate the average reduction in electricity bills in Great Britain for households in receipt of the Warm Home Discount...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent representations she has received on the extension of the Warm Home Discount Scheme to Northern Ireland.

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much has been contributed by energy suppliers towards the rebate on electricity bills under the Warm Home Discount Scheme in each...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what discussion she has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on the possible extension of the Warm Home Discount Scheme to Northern...

      Energy Company Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many households in each (a) region of and (b) parliamentary constituency in the UK received the Energy Company Obligation (i)...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Anti-corruption Innovation Hub

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government plans for the Anti-Corruption Innovation Hub to have any full-time staff.

    • UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure that postal votes and ballot papers are sent only to eligible voters for the forthcoming EU referendum.

      Cabinet Office: Publications

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department and its executive agencies spent on the publications (a) Who's Who, (b) Burke's Peerage and (c) Debrett's in each year since 2010.

      Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on his Department's plans to diversify the civil service.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Crime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many reported drink-related violent incidents involved the use of alcohol bottles in each of the last five years.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much was spent on non-payroll staff in his Department in 2015-16.

    • Wales Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what proportion of staff in his Department were (a) payroll and (b) non-payroll staff in each financial year from 2010-11 to 2015-16.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fisheries: Quotas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress the Government has made on rebalancing the UK's inland water quotas to smaller, specific locally-based fishing...

    • Animal Welfare: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress the Government is making on educating young children about rural affairs, animal welfare and how to care...

      Nature Conservation: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations her Department has made to the European Commission on the proposed reform of the EU Nature Directive.

      Beach Huts: Christchurch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2016 to Question 38596, on beach huts: Christchurch, how Natural England plans to ensure...

      Beach Huts: Christchurch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2016 to Question 38596, on beach huts: Christchurch, if she will publish a full record of...

      Beach Huts: Christchurch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2016 to Question 38596, on beach huts: Christchurch, and with reference to the Guardian...

      Cetaceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many whales, dolphins and other aquatic mammals have been beached on British shores in each of the last 10 years.

      Environmental Health: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what powers environmental health officers have to assess excessive noise from residential and commercial properties on a...

      Environmental Health: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures are in place for environmental health officers to arrange a second observation of excessive noise in a...

  • Department of Health

    • Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency holds any clinical trial data for HPV vaccines which is not in the public domain.

    • Fibromyalgia: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve diagnosis levels for fibromyalgia; and what steps his Department is taking to increase training for GPs...

      General Practitioners: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent per head on GP services in (a) the Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group area, (b) comparator clinical commissioning groups...

      Mobile Phones: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the advice on mobile telephone safety on the NHS Choices webpages, what the evidence base is for the recommendation that children...

      Cancer: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will discuss with his US counterpart the potential implications for his policies of work undertaken by the US National Toxicology Program on links...

      Smoking: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department spent on campaigns to promote the cessation of smoking in 2015-16; what estimate he has made of planned expenditure by his...

      Pharmacy: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of recent changes to funding for pharmacies on patient demand for (a) GPs and (b) hospitals in West Yorkshire.

      Ambulance Services: Performance Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of patients who travelled for 30 minutes or more in an ambulance to access an accident and emergency department...

      Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time is for applicants to the National Performers List.

      Blood: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of treatment and support provision available through the NHS for patients of...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the UK Chief Medical Officer's revised alcohol guidelines, published in...

      Travellers: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department took specialist health research into account when undertaking its equality impact assessment on the draft guidance to local...

      Exercise and Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential contribution of the work of the Olympic Legacy Park in Sheffield and the National Centre for Sport and...

      Incontinence: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost was of emergency admissions for bladder and bowel problems amongst children and young people aged 19 and under in each of the last five years.

      Asthma: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to ensure that patients with asthma are referred for specialist treatment after two courses of oral corticosteroids or 12...

      Incontinence: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of inappropriate referrals to hospital settings for bladder and bowel problems in children and...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how guidance on finding pathways of continuous glucose monitoring for people with diabetes is communicated to clinical commissioning groups and people...

      Muscular Dystrophy: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with NHS England about making Translarna available for use in England.

      Prisoners: Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many current prison inmates have been diagnosed with dementia.

      Heart Diseases: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for Government policies of medical and scientific evidence on the effect of moderate alcohol consumption...

      Fertility: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2016 to Question 37472, on fertility: medical treatments, whether he plans to review clinical commissioning groups'...

      Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department is taking steps to set a national standard for a maximum number of patients that GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals...

      Surrogate Motherhood: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will bring forward proposals to change surrogacy law to give single parents with children born through surrogacy the same rights as couples.

      Diabetes: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much Government funding has been allocated to the research of Type 1 Diabetes in each of the last 10 years.

      General Practitioners: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what decisions his Department has made on the distribution of funding to relieve the immediate pressures in general practice, set out in NHS England's...

      Hospitals: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will commission research into the costs to the NHS of delayed discharges.

      Warrington Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with whom on future provision of services at Warrington Hospital; and when the decision on future provisions of...

      NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who the senior leaders and board members are of the 44 Sustainability and Transformation Plan footprints.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has made an assessment of the cost effectiveness of HIV PeEP if only given to a very small group of high-risk individuals.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the NHS England Specialised Commissioning Oversight Group plans to make an announcement on the recommendations of the Clinical Priorities Advisory Group.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will give NHS England the power to commission HIV PeEP through the NHS public health functions agreement known as Section 7a; and if he will make a...

      NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether members of the public will have a right to attend Sustainability and Transformation Plan board meetings.

      NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the legal status of a Sustainability and Transformation Plan will be.

      NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of Sustainability and Transformation Plans have been submitted to his Department; and what the deadline is for such plans to be submitted.

      Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of whether the Government is on target to eliminate avoidable blindness by 2020.

      NHS: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to ensure that NHS staff receive religious literacy training.

      Brain: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the importance of the Corsellis Brain Collection for promoting research into brain diseases for the treatment...

      NHS Property Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he has issued to NHS Property Services on charging clinical commissioning groups for void space in any NHS Property Services' properties.

      NHS Property Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had on (a) complete and (b) partial privatisation of the National Health Service's Property Services.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the NHS England Five Year Forward View on Mental Health, published in February 2016, what progress has been made on Recommendation 35...

      Botulinum Toxin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS spent on treating people with medical conditions caused by botox injections in the last five years.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the most expensive drugs bought from pharmaceutical companies by the NHS were in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the average price paid by the NHS for prescription drugs in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a...

      NHS: Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the amount paid by the NHS to pharmaceutical companies for prescription drugs in each of the last 10 years; and...

      Respite Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to increase the provision of respite and replacement care for carers in England.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the largest financial contracts between the NHS and pharmaceutical companies were in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS Protect: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the budget for NHS Protect was in each of the last eight years.

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost of rough sleeping to the NHS.

      General Practitioners: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on GP services of increasing medical indemnity costs for GPs.

      Testicular Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the divergence between the below-average incidence of testicular cancer amongst men living in the most...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of first year students enrolled onto undergraduate-level nursing degrees in England are studying part-time.

      Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many recommendations of the report of the public inquiry into Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust have not been implemented.

      Cytomegalovirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cytomegalovirus in infants and children.

      Cytomegalovirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve awareness and education of cytomegalovirus among parents and children.

      NHS: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 28 April 2016 to Question 35252, how many staff in NHS trusts were (a) off-payroll in 2013-14 and (b) paid off-payroll in...

      Department of Health: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff were paid off-payroll in each agency for which his Department is responsible in each of the last three financial years for which...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Overseas Trade

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which trade agreements would have to be individually negotiated in the event of a vote to leave the EU in the forthcoming referendum, broken down by region.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Army: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the regular army annual recruitment target for each year from 2015–16 to 2020–21.

    • Armed Forces: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of recruits enlisting under the age of 18 in the past five years had at least one parent who was serving or had served in the armed forces.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Eritrea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Eritrean nationals appealed against an initial asylum refusal in (1) 2013, (2) 2014, and (3) 2015.

    • Refugees: LGBT People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many LGBTIQ people applied for refugee status in the UK on the basis of homophobic, biphobic or transphobic laws in their home countries in the last five...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Energy: Storage

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote the development of energy storage.

    • Energy: Storage

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that the consumer energy storage market is properly regulated so that consumers are not miss-sold inappropriate systems,...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much energy is released into the atmosphere in the form of waste heat by the UK's electricity generating industry annually.

  • Department of Health

    • Medicine: Research

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 12 October 2015 (HL1940), what assessment they have made of the reasons why systematic scientific...

    • Hypophosphatasia: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the draft recommendation from NICE not to recommend the drug Strensiq for the treatment of hypophosphatasia for critically ill infants who...

      Midwives

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase the midwifery workforce to train that workforce to counsel and to insert intrauterine contraceptive devices immediately...

      Atrial Fibrillation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the National Institute for Health Research expects project HTA-14/141/01 on screening strategies for atrial fibrillation to be published.

      Atrial Fibrillation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence will introduce an indicator on the use of manual pulse checks to screen for atrial fibrillation.

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what payments were made, in sterling, (1) in the most recent year by the UK to each European Union member state for healthcare provided to UK citizens and...

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