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Written answers

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Railway Stations: Calderdale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent representations he has received from Calderdale Council on the construction of a new rail station at Elland.

    • Railway Stations: Calderdale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent representations he has received from Calderdale Council on the construction of a new rail station at Hipperholme.

      Railway Signals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 8 June 2016 to Question 39089, on railway signals, what the scope of work covered by the installation programme is for the...

      Pedestrians: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the increase in pedestrian fatalities between 2013 and 2014.

      Cycling: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 13 June 2016 to Question 39159, what the figures for his Department's spending on cycling programmes in each year to 2021...

      Walking: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 13 June 2016 to Question 39160, what the figures for his Department's spending on walking programmes in each year to 2021...

      Bus Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the timeliness of bus services across England and Wales in each of the last five years; and if he will make...

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the punctuality of railway services across England and Wales in each of the last five years; and if he will...

      Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring before the House legislative proposals on requiring bus companies to instal audio-visual technology to aid visually impaired passengers.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to assess the potential cost of relocating the Lakeside Energy from Waste Facility in the event of a decision...

      Driving Tests: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average waiting time is for a driving test appointment (a) in England, (b) at the Halifax test centre and (c) at the Huddersfield test centre.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Kingston upon Hull City Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Oral Answer of 6 June 2016, Official Report, column 825, what the source is for the comments attributed to the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Brazil: Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Brazilian government on ensuring adequate security for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

  • Department for Education

    • Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to close attainment gaps between the best and worst performing local authority areas as judged by GCSE and A Level...

    • Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department holds on the number of young people who are cared for in (a) local authority-run and (b) private or voluntary sector...

      Special Educational Needs: Extended Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many special needs schools offer (a) before-school care, (b) after-school care and (c) both before and after-school care in England; and what...

      Schools: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how her Department collects the vacancy rates of individual (a) maintained schools and (b) academies.

      Languages: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many foreign languages have been available at (a) GCSE and (b) A-Level in each of the last 10 years; and how many such languages will be available...

      Pupils: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what funding her Department has allocated to schools in (a) Calderdale and (b) West Yorkshire to tackle bullying in the last (i) 12 months and (ii)...

      Teachers: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the number of teachers who have left that profession in each of the last five years; and if she will make a...

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what comparative assessment she has made of trends in teachers' salaries and the average salary in the UK in each of the last five years; and if she...

      Teachers: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the extent of changes in the workload of teachers arising from the new Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 testing regime.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of aircraft in the Voyager surge fleet has been used by the Royal Air Force in each month since the first aircraft of that...

    • Ministry of Defence Police: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what changes his Department plans to make to the size of the workforce of the Ministry of Defence Police.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the annual cost is of safeguarding the Trident nuclear deterrent.

      AWE Blacknest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to extend the remit of his Department's Blacknest verification centre to verify nuclear disarmament and warhead dismantlement.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to support women and men who want to remain in employment after reaching state pension age.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Cabinet Office: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many copies of The Gazette at what cost are printed each day.

  • Home Office

    • Islam: Culture

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the potential link between the foreign-funded Islamic cultural centres in the UK and the Muslim...

  • HM Treasury

    • Child Benefit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons the income of the highest-earning parent is used to assess eligibility for child benefit rather than the joint incomes of both parents.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which authorities she has directed since May 2015 to prepare a report assessing and managing their level of climate risk...

    • Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to encourage local authorities to adopt proactive enforcement policies to help combat...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to encourage recycling by local authorities.

      Waste and Resources Action Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 7 June 2016 to Question 38501, when she plans to finalise the budget allocation for the Waste and...

  • Department of Health

    • Junior Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many junior doctors were employed by the NHS in (a) West Yorkshire and (b) England in each of the last five years.

    • NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received from Sustainability and Transformation Plan leadership teams on the deadline for delivery of Sustainability...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the mechanisms in place for patients to pursue complaints against dentists who leave the country before...

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many applications for brain tumour research were made to the National Institute for Health Research in the last 24 months; and how many of those...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • EU Action

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many EU proposals and initiatives, of which they are aware, are being delayed for publication until after 23 June, and what are those initiatives.

    • North Korea: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the allegations of violence by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s against its citizens, and its use of...

  • Attorney General

    • British Home Stores: Sales

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have asked the Serious Fraud Office to investigate matters related to the sale and purchase of BHS.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • EU External Trade

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many trade agreements are currently being negotiated by the EU, and with which countries.

    • EU External Trade

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which European trade agreements are awaiting ratification by the UK Parliament.

      Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Evans of Bowes Park on 7 June (HL Deb, col 656), of the 499,900 apprenticeship starts as published in government...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • TDPi: Civil Servants

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister for Policing, Fire and Criminal Justice and Victims on 6 June (HC38271), what they mean by "unlikely" and what...

    • TDPi: Civil Servants

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister for Policing, Fire and Criminal Justice and Victims on 6 June (HC38271), how they have strengthened procedures...

      TDPi: Civil Servants

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister for Policing, Fire and Criminal Justice and Victims on 6 June (HC38271), whether they will publish the letter...

      TDPi: Civil Servants

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister for Policing, Fire and Criminal Justice and Victims on 6 June (HC38271), what resources were allocated to, and...

      TDPi: Civil Servants

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister for Policing, Fire and Criminal Justice and Victims on 6 June (HC38271), what mechanism they have used to...

      Prisoners: Radicalism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they are having with prison chaplains, including those of Muslim and Christian faith, to address concerns about radicalisation and extremism...

      Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether current female genital mutilation protection orders contain information on girls' country of origin and nationality.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what conclusions they have reached following their investigations into the allegations that British-made cluster munitions have been used by Saudi Arabia...

  • HM Treasury

    • Public Sector: Borrowing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any requests have been received from the devolved administrations to raise their borrowing limits; and if so, what increases were requested, when...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Acts

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bridges of Headley on 6 June (HL132), how many sections of, and Schedules to, Acts passed since 2010 have yet to be...

    • Charitable Donations: Occupied Territories

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take with the Charity Commission to prevent UK charitable giving to Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

      History: Publications

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to continue the Official History Programme; and if so, how.

      Legislation: Parliamentary Scrutiny

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the measures announced in the Queen's Speech will be published in draft and subject to pre-legislative scrutiny.

      Electoral Register

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the fact that four million people have been added to the electoral register in recent months, whether they will publish details of the...

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