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Written answers

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, 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 Transport: Pay

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

      Department for Transport: Staff

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

      Air Traffic Control: Strikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will estimate the cost to the EU economy of strikes by air traffic controllers across Europe in 2014 and 2015.

      Department for Transport: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, 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.

      Sheffield Supertram

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons the Sheffield to Rotherham tram-train scheme has been delayed.

      Cycleways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to encourage more cyclists to use cycle lanes rather than cycling on the main highway; and if he will make a statement.

      M25: Road Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to reduce congestion on the M25 motorway; and if he will make a statement.

      M1: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons the imposition of 50mph average speed limits on three stretches of M1 motorway, one in Northamptonshire and two in Leicestershire,...

      Bicycles: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of registering bicycles with the DVLA.

      Motorways: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress he has made on his plans to limit motorway roadworks to no more than stretches of two miles.

      Offshore Industry: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of flights in the UK North Sea oil and gas sector were undertaken by (a) Airbus EC225 and (b) AS332 helicopters airframes...

      Offshore Industry: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of workforce confidence in the safe operation of commercial helicopter transport in the North Sea oil and gas industry.

      Offshore Industry: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of (a) Airbus EC225 and (b) AS332 helicopters have been withdrawn from commercial service in the UK North Sea oil and gas...

      Ryanair

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make representations to Ryanair on the cost of amending boarding passes and other travel documents.

      Walking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of transport projects delivered from the Local Growth Fund have been dedicated to walking to date.

      Rescue Services: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many coastguard search and rescue helicopters are available for operations in Scotland.

      Rescue Services: Edinburgh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the coastguard response time was to the incident off Portobello in Edinburgh in the early hours of 15 May 2016.

      Public Transport: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received from local transport authorities on the implementation of audio-visual systems on public transport in the last 12...

      Rescue Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average response time is for coastguard personnel on emergency callouts; and what the longest response times were in each of the last five years.

      Transport: Thornbury and Yate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department has spent on transport infrastructure projects in Thornbury and Yate constituency in each year from 2010-11 to 2015-16.

      Road Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to page 15 of his Department's Cycle Delivery Plan, published in October 2014, what progress has been made on his Department's review...

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of transport projects delivered from the Local Growth Fund have been dedicated to cycling to date.

      Railways: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which organisation (a) was responsible and (b) carried out the modelling on punctuality and reliability of the combined impact of the infrastructure...

      Govia Thameslink Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons the redacted Govia Thameslink Railway remedial plan, dated 12 February 2016, was not made publicly available until 26 May 2016.

      Railways: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many full-time equivalent officials of his Department are working on the invitation to tender for the West Midlands rail franchise; and if he will...

      Railway Stations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department plans to decide which stations will be affected by Network Rail's decision to defer Access to All works from Control Period 5 into...

      Railway Stations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations his Department has received on the recommendation of Sir Peter Hendy's report published in November 2015, on replanning of...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Communities and Local Government: Staff

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

    • Communities and Local Government: Pay

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

      Communities and Local Government: Staff

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

      Communities and Local Government: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 2 June 2016 to Question 38323, whether an annual record is kept by his Department of locations...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of establishing clear national planning guidelines for...

      EU Grants and Loans: Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what change there was in the amount the EU Commission proposed to make available in structural funds to Cornwall for the period...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will estimate the level of structural funding that the EU Commission will allocate to each region in England in the...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many unauthorised encampments were recorded in each county and metropolitan borough in 2015 in England.

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations his Department has received from each (a) local authority, (b) Police and Crime Commissioner and (c)...

      Building Regulations: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to review the guidance provided in Approved Document B to the Building Regulations 2010.

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of (a) eviction notices and (b) legal action related to...

      Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many houses were built on green belt land in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) unsuccessful and (b) successful applications there were for planning permission for residential homes in each of...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Staff

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

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will support the immediate establishment of an international, impartial investigation into repeated international...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that Saudi Arabia and other Coalition states in Yemen cooperate with the UN to develop and...

      Yemen: Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which sources independent of the Saudi government are assessed by the UK Government regarding the alleged use of cluster...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 18 April 2016 to Question 33935, whether the UK Government considers that the Saudi Arabian-led...

      Israel: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will hold discussions with his EU counterparts on the compatibility of recent sentencing decisions by the Israeli...

      Iran: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions the Government has had with the Iranian government on the treatment of (a) Maryam Nasim Naghash Zargaran and...

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many representations he received from his (a) Yemeni and (b) Saudi Arabian counterparts in each of the last 12 months on...

      Yemen: Civilians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his Department's recent estimate is of the number of civilian casualties in the conflict in Yemen; and if he will make a...

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many representations he has made to his (a) Yemeni and (b) Saudi Arabian counterpart in each of the last twelve months on...

      Iran: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to his Iranian counterpart on the protection of Iranian human rights activists in that country.

      Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress his Department has made on supporting the establishment of marine protected areas in the high seas.

      British Overseas Territories: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which departmental budget is supporting the Government's blue belt policy to protect marine biodiversity in the UK Overseas...

      British Overseas Territories: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when his Department plans to publish a strategy for its blue belt policy to protect marine biodiversity in British Overseas...

      St Helena: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has extended to the British Overseas Territories of St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha the (a)...

      Burundi: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of Burundi on (a) ending political violence and unrest and (b) alleged...

      St Helena: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that Government aid to the fishing sector on St Helena supports pole and line...

      Ascension Island: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent progress has been made on establishing a fully-protected marine reserve in the waters of Ascension Island.

      South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands: Rodents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether all government vessels are checked by rodent detection dogs before visiting locations where rodents have been...

      South Georgia: Rodents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many rodent reintroduction incidents have occurred on South Georgia since the commencement of the rodent eradication project.

      South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the next review of the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Marine Protected Area is planned to take place.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • EU Grants and Loans: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will estimate the amount of structural funding that the EU Commission will allocate to Northern Ireland in the post-2020 Multiannual...

    • UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what preliminary work her Department has carried out in preparation for the possibility of a vote to leave the EU.

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate she has made of cost to the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland of the EU referendum.

      Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions she has had with the Chief Electoral Officer on proposed industrial action by electoral office staff in Northern Ireland.

      Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent assessment she has made of the efficiency and effectiveness of the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: UK Membership of EU

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

    • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of staff of (a) his Department (b) the Research Councils, (c) the Skills Funding Agency, (d) the Insolvency...

      Universities: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the higher education entry rate data, published in December 2015, what steps his Department is taking to...

      Universities: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that increases in the number of foreign, high-fee-paying students does not...

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his Department's budget allocation was for reducing the number of young people who were classified as not in employment,...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many part-time apprenticeships have been taken up in each of the last three years; and what steps he is taking to (a) widen...

      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 the evidential basis is for the decision to...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Answer of 12 May 2016 to Question 36974, on Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many live vacancies his Department currently has for policy roles.

      Qualifications: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many people in (a) Burnley and (b) Lancashire are qualified to National Qualifications Framework level 2 or above.

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, 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 Business, Innovation and Skills: Pay

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

      Further Education: Mergers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2016 to Question 37459, whether he plans to provide additional funding or other assistance to...

      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 his Department considered alternative...

      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, how his Department plans to ensure organisational...

      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 he has made of the maximum...

      Social Security Benefits: Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, for what reason self-employed adoptive parents are excluded from the financial support offered to other workers to allow them to...

      Apprentices: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to improve the apprenticeship completion rate of disabled young people.

      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 he has made of the potential...

      Cars: Hire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to (a) improve the transparency of car hire firms and (b) ensure people hiring cars are not incorrectly...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Written Statement of 26 May 2016, HCWS30, what assessment he has made of the business need for the roles...

      Land Registry: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether account is being taken in the proposed sale of the Land Registry of whether interested bidders are based in tax havens;...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, which bodies have made representations to the Government on the inclusion of administration costs, travel and wages in the...

      British Home Stores: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, by when he expects the findings from the Insolvency Service investigation into BHS to be published.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the funding caps for apprenticeship standards and frameworks will be in the new levy system.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, which body will have the responsibility for conducting reviews of the funding caps on apprenticeship standards and frameworks.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how frequently the funding caps on apprenticeship standards and frameworks will be reviewed.

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether his Department plans to collect data on Government funding allocated to brain tumour research.

      Employment: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Answers of 25 May 2016 and 31 March 2016 to Questions 37757 and 31997, if he will publish data on...

      Apprentices: Tees Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of apprentices in the Tees Valley area (a) went on to work full-time with the employer with which they trained...

      Science: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether there is a mechanism equivalent to the Cross-Council Funding Agreement to ensure fair peer review and transparency for...

      Land Registry: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect on the public purse of privatising the Land Registry while maintaining ownership of...

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will take steps to ensure that staff in her Department receive religious literacy training.

    • Angola: Yellow Fever

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make an assessment of the likelihood of the yellow fever outbreak in Angola spreading beyond Africa; and what support the...

      Kenya: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding her Department has provided to projects operating in the Dadaab refugee camp since 1 January 2010.

      Department for International Development: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many officials of her Department have applied for special leave to carry out work for non-governmental departments in the last 12...

      Middle East: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the level of corruption in those states and territories in the Middle East which receive...

      Department for International Development: Scotland

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

      Developing Countries: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will increase her Department's expenditure on water and sanitation.

      Ethiopia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether UK aid for the Ethiopian government is conditional upon that government addressing human rights concerns.

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the teacher to pupil ratio is in (a) secondary and (b) primary schools in Lancashire.

    • Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2016 to Question 38393, what estimate she has made of the total amount awarded to schools in pre-opening support...

      Department for Education: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, 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 Education: Staff

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

      Schools: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Education Funding Agency guidance, Building Bulletin 100: Design for fire safety in schools, published on 11 March 2014, how...

      Extracurricular Activities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Answer of 13 April 2016 to Question 32732, when she plans to publish a response to the consultation into out-of-school education...

      Chief Social Worker for Children and Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many local authority children's services departments have been visited by the Chief Social Worker for Children since she took up that post.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support her Department provides (a) at home and (b) in schools for children who have special educational needs and disabilities.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her policy that any children who would have been entitled to free school meals under the previous system retain that entitlement...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will (a) establish an additional National Teaching Service (NTS) pilot in Teesside and (b) give priority to the Tees Valley in the NTS national...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when new eligibility criteria for free school meals under universal credit will be (a) published and (b) implemented.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will take steps to place the offences committed by offenders who participate in out-of-court restorative justice on the Police National Computer...

    • Ministry of Justice: Staff

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

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of re-offending.

      Ministry of Justice: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, 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.

      Ministry of Justice: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, 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.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has issued guidance to the Parole Board on the need speedily to review imprisonment for public protection cases following recall.

      Asylum: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in how many applications to appeal a decision on (a) an asylum application and (b) an application for refugee family union in the First Tier Tribunal...

      Ministry of Justice: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, 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.

      Abortion: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted of offences under section 58 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 for performing abortions on themselves or...

      Child Abuse in North Wales Judicial Inquiry Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to recommendation 5 on page 251 of the Report of the Macur Review, published in March 2016, what assessment he has made of the potential...

      Ministry of Justice: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times he has visited Wales in his official capacity since the last UK general election.

      Ministry of Justice: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times Ministers in his Department have visited Wales in an official capacity since the last UK general election.

  • Scotland Office

    • Citizens Advice Scotland: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much funding the Government provided to Citizens Advice Scotland in each of the last five years.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Culture: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that legacy funding from the Government for the Great Exhibition of the North is spent...

    • Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, 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 Culture, Media and Sport: Pay

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

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, for what reasons the food and drink industry does not meet his Department's criteria for inclusion on its list of creative industries.

      Cybercrime: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to support and spread awareness of cyber security insurance amongst businesses.

      Birds: Tristan Da Cunha

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the threats to the Tristan albatross and Gough bunting from invasive plants and mice; and if...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the amount charged to the deceased by TV Licensing in each of the last three years.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, 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 Work and Pensions: Pay

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

      Department for Work and Pensions: Staff

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

      Employment: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take steps to encourage businesses to train and employ people with learning difficulties to give them equal opportunities.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, 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.

      Personal Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he has taken to increase the range of statistics that his Department collects on income mobility.

      Dementia: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 on access to housing for people with dementia.

      Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 4 May 2016 to Question 35935, when he plans to publish the report of the review into the supported housing sector.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions his Department has had with stakeholders on the terms of reference of the forthcoming review on personal independence payments.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 27 May 2016 to Question 37474, how many full-time equivalent officials of his Department are responsible for any...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 27 May 2016 to Question 37474, on children: maintenance, what specific areas of case closure require less effort...

      Health and Safety Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the level of income that the Health and Safety Executive will receive from commercial sources in each year up to 2019-20.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications there were for personal independence payments in the latest year for which figures are available; what proportion of...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pay

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

    • Animals: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the number of animals exported abroad for slaughter in each of the last 10 years.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Staff

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

      Birds: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has issued guidance to local authorities on the conservation of nestling swifts in the demolition or...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many times she has visited Scotland in an official capacity since the 2015 General Election; and what meetings were held...

      Rural Areas: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will estimate the amount of funding that will be made available to each part of the UK for rural development purposes...

      Fishing Catches: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she plans to support fishing any stocks at a higher level than the maximum sustainable yield level in the...

      Environment Protection: Pitcairn Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what technical assistance her Department has offered to the government of the Pitcairn Islands to help ensure that its draft...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9 June 2016 to Question 38502, what estimate she has made of her Department's (a) core total...

  • Home Office

    • Migration: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the potential number of short-term EU migrants who are expected to enter the UK to live and work in each of...

    • Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which teams in her Department work on counter-extremism strategy and policy; how many staff are employed in each of those teams; what the...

      Home Office: UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will place in the Library copies of all letters, leaflets and other material from her Department circulated to (a) stakeholders and...

      Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the implications of the UK leaving the EU on (a) border controls and security and (b) the entry of criminals...

      Asylum: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish guidance on the Dublin III regulation.

      Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of overstayers have subsequently been granted leave to remain due to their family or private life in the UK in...

      Asylum: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for refugee family reunion have been (a) made, (b) resolved, (c) granted and (d) refused by nationals from (i) Syria,...

      Asylum: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of the decision to introduce a 30-day deadline to travel once a family reunion visa has been...

      Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the security arrangements under the Common Travel Agreement in preventing...

      Immigration Controls: Boats

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions her Department had with the Royal Yacht Association on solutions to practical difficulties preventing pleasure craft...

      Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions there have been of applicants for asylum who have arrived without documents and concealed their identity to frustrate...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many airlines are required to copy passengers' documents, on how many flight routes, before the passenger is allowed to board.

      UK Border Agency: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how may airport liaison officers have been deployed to each location in each of the last seven years.

      Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the programme managed by Capita to identify and remove overstayers; when the contract...

      Visas: Fingerprints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of visa applicants to each visa application centre were fingerprinted before they travelled to the UK in each...

      Immigrants: Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of migrants staying in the UK for more than three months did not have an ID card containing both their...

      Undocumented Migrants: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people not granted entry clearance or temporary admission were permitted to live in private accommodation before being deported in...

      Asylum: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 12 April 2016 to Question 32505, where the updated guidance on dealing with family reunion applications...

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent on e-borders before April 2006; and how much has been spent on e-borders and its successor programmes since April 2006.

      Ports: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to tackle smuggling and trafficking at British ports.

      Gurpal Virdi

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to the Metropolitan Police is of obtaining a transcript of the Southwark Crown Court trial of charges against Gumpal Viladi.

      Metropolitan Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Metropolitan Police have provided her with a copy of the memorandum of a conviction/order entered in the Register of Lambeth...

      Refugees: Calais

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many refugees currently housed in the refugee camp in Calais have immediate family members already resident in the UK; and what steps...

      Immigrants: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons people who have leave to remain in the UK while seeking permanent residence do not have the right to work.

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has set a timetable for returning foreign national offenders remaining in UK prisons and communities to their countries of origin.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to ensure that Home Office rules do not deter women who are victims of domestic violence from accessing protection.

      Immigration Rules

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of the Immigration Rules on facilitating family reunification.

      Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of General Policy Recommendation No.16, by the European Commission against...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Unmanned Marine Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to safeguard Royal Navy submarines from risks posed by underwater drones.

    • Armed Forces Covenant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent steps his Department has taken to adhere to the Armed Forces Covenant.

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many merchant seafarers employed by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary have retired in each year since 2008-09.

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with his Ministerial colleagues on the potential effect of the recommendations of the Maritime Growth Study, published in...

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many merchant seafarers were employed by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary in each year from 2008-09 to 2015-16.

      Army Foundation College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of staff at the Army Foundation College Harrogate who have direct contact with children have yet to be cleared by the...

      War Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will take steps to increase war pensions for veterans to correspond with the state pension triple lock.

  • HM Treasury

    • Bank Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to regulate the level of bank account charges in the last 12 months.

    • Treasury: Staff

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, 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.

      Economic Growth

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that every region in the UK benefits from future economic growth.

      Child Benefit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families in (a) Bristol South constituency and (b) England have re-applied for child benefit for a young person following that person's dropping...

      Credit Reference Agencies: Standards

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an estimate of the level of accuracy of the credit records held by credit reporting agencies; and if he will make a statement.

      Credit Reference Agencies: Standards

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when Ministers or senior officials of his Department last met with credit ratings agencies to discuss the accuracy of the credit record histories of UK...

      Credit Reference Agencies: Fines

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many fines have been levied on credit rating agencies (a) in total and (b) for inaccurate reports of individuals' credit records; and if he will make a...

      Sahaviriya Steel Industries UK: Redcar

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to provide any funding for a further assessment of the Redcar SSI site as recommended in the independent report, Tees Valley:...

      Air Passenger Duty

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish the Government's response to the discussion paper on options for supporting English regional airports from the potential impacts of...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Department for Energy and Climate Change: Scotland

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

    • Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will make it her policy for the UK to reduce its actual greenhouse gas emissions by 61 per cent below 1990 levels by 2030.

      Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether she has received representations in the last 12 months on coal that has been or will be stockpiled in the UK.

      Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate she has made of the level of coal stockpiling in the UK in each of the last 10 years.

      Coal: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate her Department has made of potential levels of UK coal exports in each of the next five years.

      Consumer Advice, Protection, Standards and Enforcement for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when she expects the Bonfield Review of consumer advice, protection standards and enforcement for energy efficiency and renewable...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Charities: Fund Raising

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress his Department is making on tackling aggressive fundraising activities by charities.

    • Cabinet Office: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, 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.

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure that people who are not eligible to vote in the EU referendum and who have received ballot papers in error are not...

      Public Appointments: Females

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of people appointed to public bodies are women.

      Civil Servants: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to promote a whistleblowing culture across the civil service.

      Anti-corruption Innovation Hub

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the terms of reference are for the new Anti-corruption Innovation Hub.

      Anti-corruption Innovation Hub

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many members of staff will be recruited to form the Anti-corruption Innovation Hub.

      Anti-corruption Innovation Hub

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which Government Minister will have responsibility for overseeing the implementation of the new anti-corruption strategy.

      Cabinet Office: Vacancies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many job vacancies in his Department have been reserved as internal posts in the last 12 months.

      Public Appointments: Equality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to increase diversity in public appointments.

      Child Abuse in North Wales Judicial Inquiry Review

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to recommendation 2 on page 250 of the Report of the Macur Review, published in March 2016, what steps his Department is taking to...

      Taxation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, 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...

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment his Department has made of the socio-demographic characteristics of users visiting the gov.uk website.

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what contingency plans his Department has in place in the event of a failure of all or part of the gov.uk website.

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the annual running cost of the gov.uk website was in each year since 2012.

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that those non-UK citizens who are not eligible to vote are not able to vote in the EU referendum.

  • Wales Office

    • Child Abuse in North Wales Judicial Inquiry Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will place in the library an unredacted copy of Lady Macur's review of the Tribunal of Inquiry into the abuse of children in North Wales.

    • EU Grants and Loans: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will estimate the level of structural funding that the EU Commission will allocate to (a) Wales and (b) the Valleys in the post-2020 Multiannual...

  • Department of Health

    • General Practitioners: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average proportion of GP's working time spent outside of the surgery is.

    • Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of a quadrivalent vaccine programme for school-aged boys equivalent to that in place for school-aged...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the average waiting time between cancer referral and diagnosis in each of the last 10 years.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of how many men who have sex with men will receive the HPV vaccination as part of the proposed pilot.

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the findings of the Royal College of Physicians' report, End of Life Care Audit: Dying in Hospital, published in March 2015, what steps...

      General Practitioners: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of GPs who have left the NHS since 1 January 2016.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the proportion of people in the UK (a) who smoke and (b) from other EU member states who smoke.

      Pharmacy: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of pharmacies which will potentially be affected financially by planned changes to funding in the...

      HIV Infection: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of how long a person with HIV will have to wait to access psychosocial support in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham health...

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received on the possible benefits of pre-exposure prophylaxis for preventing HIV exposure.

      Department of Health: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, 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.

      Strokes: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Royal Colleges on the introduction of microscopic magnetic bead injections for the treatment of strokes.

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps he has taken to reduce bed-blocking in hospitals.

      Department of Health: Pay

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

      Department of Health: Staff

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

      Headaches: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to make the Cefaly headband for the treatment of migraines available on the NHS.

      General Practitioners: Southampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many medical consultations took place in GP practices in the Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group area in the last five years.

      General Practitioners: Southampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GP premises in the Southampton local authority area are owned by the NHS Property Services.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of (a) salaries, (b) pension contributions and (c) indemnity costs and other associated costs of running a GP practice.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps is he taking to make a career in general practice more attractive to medical graduates.

      General Practitioners: Southampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the NHS England announcement of 21 April 2016 of £2.4 billion additional funding per year for GP care, what proportion of that...

      NHS Property Services: Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will order a review to be undertaken of the administration and operational effectiveness of NHS Property Services in (a) West Sussex and (b) Mid Sussex.

      Hypertension

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Royal Colleges on the potential link between potatoes and high blood pressure.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to reduce the number of older women having abortions.

      Suicide: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential link between drug taking and suicide.

      Pregnancy: Fruit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department has issued on encouraging pregnant women to eat fruit.

      NHS Property Services: Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the timeliness of NHS Property Services' (a) agreement and (b) delivery of building works at (i) Sidney West in West...

      Children: Sleep

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department has issued to parents on recommended amounts of sleep for children.

      Children: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department has issued on limiting the amount of time children spend on computers.

      Chronic Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of patients with long-term health conditions who cannot afford to pay the charges associated with their...

      NHS Property Services: Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will undertake a review of the reasons for the length of time taken by NHS Property Services to take decisions related to property in (a) West...

      Care Homes: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what data his Department holds on adjusted mortality in care homes managed by each major provider.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had on (a) ending the role of GPs in (i) assessing eligibility for bus passes, parking badges, housing and gym membership...

      NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what accountability mechanics are in place related to decisions in Sustainability and Transformation Plan footprints.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that GPs are able to routinely to offer 15 minute, or longer, consultations where necessary for patients...

      General Practitioners: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to reduce the financial burden of indemnity costs on general practice.

      General Practitioners: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what decisions have been made on the distribution of funding announced in the General Practice Forward View to reduce the immediate pressures in general...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure the NHS is not charged a premium price by pharmaceutical companies for general prescription drugs.

      NHS: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS spent on interpreters in each of the last three years.

      NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how the proportion of each Sustainability and Transformation Plan area's total place-based target allocation was calculated.

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate NHS England has made of the projected savings from the introduction of dose banding of chemotherapy drugs without affecting quality of care.

      Pharmacy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 15 April 2016 to Question 33132, when he plans to publish details of NHS support funding for community pharmacies under...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to promote integrated care in the NHS.

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to improve end-of-life care over the next five years.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times the list of conditions eligible for a medical exemption certificate has been reviewed since its introduction.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) standard and (b) higher rate for NHS-funded nursing care is for 2016-17.

      Mental Health Services: Tottenham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the mental health services budget is for people living in Tottenham.

      Mental Health Services: Tottenham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made in implementing recommendation three of the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health, published in February 2016, on local...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 10 of NHS England's Strategic Framework for Specialised Services board paper, published in May 2016, what plans NHS England...

      NHS: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the capping of payments to NHS agency staff on levels of patient safety.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what resources his Department has allocated to assessing the counter-proposal to the Government's plans for community pharmacy published by the...

      Nivolumab

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will instruct officials of his Department to continue to work with the manufacturers of Nivolumab on ensuring that patients with non-squamous...

      NHS: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of hospital shifts that have not been filled as a result of the introduction of caps to the number of NHS agency...

      NHS: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of staff who have returned to permanent NHS jobs as a result of the introduction of caps on the number of NHS...

      General Practitioners: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to NHS England's announcement, NHS England backs general practice with a multi-billion transformation plan, published on 21 April 2016,...

      Primary Health Care: Tottenham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the primary care budget is for people living in Tottenham constituency.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2016 to Question 37125, whether his Department has any plans to collect data on the number of student nurses that have...

      Pharmacy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to publish the final decisions on the Pharmacy Integration Fund.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Politics and Government: Females

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what progress the Government has made on its women's engagement programme.

    • Voluntary Organisations: Females

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she has taken to implement the Government's policy on increasing the involvement of women's civil society in the development of government...

      Voluntary Organisations: Females

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what criteria the Government uses in deciding which women's organisations to fund; how much funding the Government gave to women's organisations in...

      STEM Subjects: Females

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will hold discussions with the Secretary of State for Education on encouraging regular trips to engineering firms, factories and laboratories...

  • Home Office

    • Territorial Waters: Security

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which government department is responsible for surveillance, production of a reorganised surface picture, and security, of the UK territorial seas.

  • Department for Transport

    • A1: Nottinghamshire

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 4 February (HL5525), whether they are now able to publish the conclusions of the "lessons...

    • Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to amend Section 4:4 of The Blue Badge Scheme Local Authority Guidance (England) to exclude the first sentence that specifies certain...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Colombia: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance they have given to the government of Colombia to help it develop its national business and human rights action plan, and whether further...

    • Crimea: Tartars

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have received about the present situation of the Tartar population of the Crimea, and in particular, how many of them have been...

      Laxmanananda Saraswati

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made an assessment of the events surrounding the murder in August 2008 of the Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati and the convictions of seven men...

      Nigeria: Boko Haram

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the scale and frequency of human rights violations by Nigeria’s security forces in their actions against Boko Haram.

      Nigeria: LGBT People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Nigeria regarding the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

      Nigeria: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the scale and frequency of extrajudicial killings in Nigeria.

      Kevin Vickers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider nominating Mr Kevin Vickers, the Canadian Ambassador to Ireland, for an honour to mark his action in tackling terrorists in the...

      Azerbaijan: Political Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 11 May (HL8207), what representations they have made about the conditions under which...

      Nigeria: Schools

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Nigeria about the use of schools by its military and security forces, given that Nigeria has...

      Diplomatic Service: Labour Turnover

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what have been the retention rates of Civil Service Fast Streamers in the Diplomatic Service since 2000.

  • Department of Health

    • Midwives

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Clinical Commissioning Groups' midwifery workforce planning has taken into consideration the impact on the workload of midwives of an increase in the...

    • Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the Nordic Cochrane Centre complaint to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) over maladministration at the EMA dated 26 May in...

      Health Services: North East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the North East Commissioning Service has not accepted an offer from Newcastle City Council's Director of Public Health to place a contract to modify data...

      Care Homes and Hospitals: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many overseas citizens work in the UK in (1) hospitals, and (2) care homes.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Students: Loans

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what safeguards they have put in place to ensure that, if the student loan book is sold on, students are not faced with increased rates of interest on their...

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