Written answers

Monday, 27 June 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Lichfield Trent Valley Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects work to commence on providing disabled access to all platforms at Lichfield Trent Valley railway station in response to his...

    • London Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Prime Minister's Oral Answer Prime Minister of 8 June 2016, Official Report, column 1189, on airport expansion, whether the term...

      Highways England: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place in the Library a copy of the training syllabus, training manuals and associated materials on training for Highways England traffic...

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discretion is available to local authorities to grant blue badges to disabled people who are in receipt of the enhanced mobility rate of personal...

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will commission an impact assessment of the potential effects of the provisions of his Department's Blue Badge Scheme Local Authority Guidance...

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of local authorities that charge to issue blue badges to disabled people.

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2016 to Question 37807 and with reference to the Answer of 29 October 2015 to Question 12850, on Thameslink railway...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of Clause 21 of the Bus Services Bill on the ability of local authorities in England to acquire a...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 June 2016 to Question 39527, on bus services, what consultation he undertook on the role of municipal bus companies on the...

      East Coast Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 June 2016 to Question 39519, what the whole life cost of the East Coast Main Line Intercity Express fleet is; and how much...

      Transport: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 June 2016 to Question 39519, how much was provided to which projects under funding for (a) Highways England capital...

      Govia Thameslink Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much revenue Govia Thameslink Railway has paid to the Government since taking up its franchise in 2014.

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Overtime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the provision of overtime payments to train staff employed by Govia Thameslink Railway.

      Driving: Horses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that drivers are aware of the need to take care when driving past or near horses and their riders.

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Profits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much profit Govia Thameslink Railway was expected to make over the lifetime of its franchise according to the original business case; and how...

      Govia Thameslink Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, (a) on what dates and (b) by what margins Govia Thameslink Railway has been in breach of the terms of its franchise agreement since the start of that...

      Department for Transport: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, 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.

      West Coast Railway Line: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many responses his Department has received to the open consultation on the InterCity West Coast rail franchise to date; and if he will make a...

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of trains (a) cancelled and (b) delayed have not seen Govia Thameslink Railway financially penalised in the last three years.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the pothole fund may be used to reward the use and development of innovative resurfacing practices by local authorities.

      Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to promote the use of talking buses in (a) the UK, (b) the West Midlands and (c) Solihull.

      Cycling: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to increase cycling provision in Dorset.

      Railways: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to issue the invitation to tender for the South Western rail franchise; and whether the delay to date in issuing it will affect the...

      M1

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 14 June 2016 to Question 39602, what assessment he has made of the extent to which carrying out roadworks consecutively...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons representatives of HS2 Ltd told residents of Rixton at a recent meeting in Culcheth that a viaduct would definitely be built in their...

      Great Western Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 8 June 2016 to Question 39128, how the conversion of the Great Western Main Line Class 801 units to bi-mode diesel operation...

      Railways: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 14 June 2016 to Question 40199, whether the modelling was (a) carried out in-house by Network Rail or (b) outsourced by...

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, under what circumstances financial penalties could be levied against Govia Thameslink Railway for (a) punctuality problems and (b) cancellations.

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost to the public purse has been of Network Rail paying fines to Govia Thameslink Railway under the Track Access Agreement in the last three...

      London-Brighton Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 31 May 2016 to Question 37855, on the London to Brighton railway line, if he will commit in principle to upgrade the...

      Railways: Croydon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to (a) assess and (b) address the effect on rail services of the infrastructure bottleneck at Croydon.

      London-Brighton Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department has allocated for Network Rail to produce a feasibility study on the Brighton Mainline Upgrade; and whether he plans for that...

      London-Brighton Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of what land is required in (a) the Croydon area and (b) other areas to allow for the Brighton Mainline Upgrade; and...

      Public Places: Seating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will promote the provision of seating facilities in public places to encourage walking.

      Walking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to promote park and stride schemes.

      London-Brighton Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has investigated, in his Department's work assessing the reasons for delays and cancellations on the Brighton Mainline, whether or not GTR...

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has issued (a) an enforcement order, (b) a provisional enforcement order or a remedial plan notice against Govia Thameslink Railway.

      Motorways and Railways: Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to encourage ecological diversity along the alignments of motorways and railways.

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Govia Thameslink Remedial Plan, published on 26 May 2016, which sections of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 related to each...

      Railways: Overtime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent reports he has received on the practice of restricting staff that have recently been on strike from working overtime on (a) Govia...

      Network Rail: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the answer of 13 June 2016 to Question 39848, what the estimated cost to the public purse was of preparing and publishing the Hendry...

      Level Crossings: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the answer of 13 June 2016 to Question 39849, what his Department's expenditure other than Network Rail expenditure was on the level...

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will introduce a time scale that insurance companies must comply with for responding to correspondence relating to car accidents.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Floods: Lake District

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he expects his Department to submit a final estimate of the damage caused by flooding in the South Lakes area to the...

    • Communities and Local Government: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 7 June 2016 to Question 39850, what proportion of the senior civil servants in the Cities and Local...

      Communities and Local Government: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 13 June 2016 to Question 39850, what the (a) location and (b) number at each location is of the 60...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • China: Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to China on retracting its law on the management of foreign NGOs, passed on 28 April 2016; and...

    • Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress he has made since the Anti-Corruption Summit of 12 May 2016 on implementing the Government's plan to establish...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Democratic Republic of Congo counterpart on ensuring that elections in that country are...

      Bahrain: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Bahraini counterpart on the prison sentence handed down to Sheikh Ali Salman; and if he...

      British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of British nationals living (a) outside the UK and in the EU and (b)...

      Bahrain: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the government of Bahrain on the imprisonment of Sheikh Ali Salman in that country.

      Bahrain: Travel Restrictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the government of Bahrain on recent travel bans imposed on Bahraini citizens.

      Nabeel Rajab

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of Bahrain on the re-arrest of Nabeel Rajab in that country.

      Bahrain: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of Bahrain on the suspension of the main Shia opposition group in that country.

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many officials are employed in (a) his Department's London offices and (b) the UK's global diplomatic network work on...

      Bahrain: Civil Liberties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Bahraini counterpart on restrictions on freedom of assembly and expression in...

      Bahrain: Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Bahraini counterpart on the relocation of citizenship of Bahraini nationals.

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the oral contribution of the Prime Minister of 11 April 2016, Official Report, columns 23-26, on the Panama...

      Eritrea: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will issue a response to EDM 211, 2016 Report by UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea, tabled on 14 June 2016.

      Libya: Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the retaking of Sirte on Daesh; and what steps his Department is taking to help...

      China: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which cases of people detained in China were raised during the state visit of President Xi Jinping in October 2015; and what...

      China: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has taken steps to ensure that any UK Trade and Investment deals with China announced during President...

      China: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what human rights objectives the Government set for the state visit of President Xi Jinping to the UK in October 2015; and what...

      Mauritania: Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will issue a response to Early Day Motion 116, Slavery in Mauritania.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the conclusions of the report The lawfulness of the authorisation by the United Kingdom of...

      Eritrea: Human Rights

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

      Palestinians: Recognition of States

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the criteria are for the Government to recognise a Palestinian state.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Electoral Register: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, for what reasons the Government did not extend the European Union Referendum (Voter Registration) Regulations 2016 to Northern Ireland to...

    • Prisoners' Transfers: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many non-UK nationals have been transferred from a prison in England and Wales to a prison in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years.

      Prisoners: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions she has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on arrangements for the return of non-UK nationals to prisons in their country...

      Parades Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent representations she has received on the membership of the Parades Commission.

      Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent assessment she has made of the potential terror threat to the UK posed by people entering Northern Ireland via the land border with...

      Homicide: Loughinisland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps she plans to take in response to the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland's statutory report into the murders at the Heights Bar,...

  • Attorney General

    • Mossack Fonesca

      To ask the Attorney General, what information he holds on whether the Serious Fraud Office plans to investigate the UK office of the law firm Mossack Fonesca.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices: Tees Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the report by Lord Heseltine, entitled Tees Valley: opportunity unlimited, published in June 2016,...

    • Property: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 3 June 2016 to Question 37744, on property: ownership, on what date (a) his Department will begin to...

      Postgraduate Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the operational readiness of the Student Loans Company to administer postgraduate loan...

      Postgraduate Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether a dedicated hotline for postgraduate loan applicants will be established by the Student Loans Company.

      Postgraduate Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the expected take-up of postgraduate loans by (a) UK and (b) EU students in (i) 2017-18 and (ii)...

      Postgraduate Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the additional staffing and resources required by the Student Loans Company for administration and...

      Students: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to ensure that universities are offering disabled students appropriate levels of support.

      Energy: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what representations officials, advisers and Ministers of his Department made to the Competition and Markets Authority on the...

      Business: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to tackle late payment of suppliers by businesses.

      Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to implement the recommendations in the first report of the Extractive Industries...

      Apprentices: Degrees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the maximum duration should be for a degree apprenticeship.

      Apprentices: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to reduce the gap in apprenticeship completion rates for people who are Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic.

      Apprentices: Degrees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his policy is on whether the cost of degree apprenticeships are supported from the proceeds of the apprenticeship levy.

      Higher Education: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the report, Boys to Men: The under achievement of young men in higher education, published by the Higher...

      Students: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that universities offer disabled students levels of support which take account of...

      Living Wage: Clacton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of the workforce in Clacton constituency are in receipt of the national living wage.

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many Civil Service employees of his Department were based in Coventry in each of the last five years; and if he will make a...

      Consumer Protection Measures in the Ticket Resale Market Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he plans to respond to the Waterson Report on Secondary Ticketing, published on 22 May 2016.

      Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what plans his Department has to help fill potential skills shortages in junior doctor and teaching positions resulting from the...

      EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of trade negotiators employed by the EU are UK nationals.

  • Department for International Development

    • Israel: West Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will take steps to address demolitions by Israel of Palestinian homes and other structures in the West Bank.

    • Sub-Saharan Africa: Albinism

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the number of attacks on and murder of people with albinism in sub-Saharan African countries.

      Developing Countries: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of bilateral investment treaties between the UK and developing countries on the...

      Developing Countries: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of investor state dispute settlement mechanisms on the ability of...

      Developing Countries: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has for future funding from her Departmental budget for women's rights organisations in developing countries.

      Southern Africa: Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to tackle food insecurity in Southern Africa.

      Developing Countries: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she plans to support the International Trade Centre's She Trades initiative; and if she will make a statement.

  • Department for Education

    • Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2016 to Question 37381, if she will publish the pre-opening costs of free schools by each category of expenditure...

    • Academies: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether any limits are placed on the funds academies can spend on marketing.

      Academies: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much was spent by academies on marketing and public relations in each of the most recent five years for which figures are available; and how much...

      School Leaving: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that all 18 year olds leaving school have the skills to prepare a high quality CV.

      Academies: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 27 May 2016 to Question 37443, what guidance her Department provides to school admission authorities on engaging with those...

      Ofsted: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what procedures her Department has in place to scrutinise any possible conflicts of interest that Ofsted inspectors may have when inspecting primary...

      Ofsted: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether Ofsted inspectors are required to have experience of teaching in primary schools prior to becoming an inspector.

      Schools: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 8 June 2016 to Question 40028, on investigations into unregistered schools, how many investigations her Department is...

      STEM Subjects: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if her Department will take steps to ensure STEM-qualified teachers are exempt from the £35,000 income threshold for settlement for non-EU workers.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what powers she has to prevent multi-academy trusts from expanding faster than their capacity to maintain a strong record on school improvement.

      Pre-school Education: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of children in (a) Bradford South constituency and (b) Yorkshire and the Humber who do not meet the expected...

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2016 to Question 38401, whether she plans to publish her response to the School Teachers' Review Body report on...

      Children: Pornography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will take steps in response to the findings of the report published by the Children's Commissioner and the NSPCC in July 2016, on a...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent estimate he has made of the number of EU nationals in prisons in England and Wales in (a) the latest period for which figures are available...

    • Jobseeker's Allowance: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information his Department collects on the (a) cost of tribunal hearings for sanctioned jobseeker's allowance claimants and (b) costs of tribunals...

      Domestic Violence: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department's survey on legal aid for domestic violence victims in private family law cases, what plans his Department has to...

      Football: Hooliganism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been (a) convicted and (b) jailed for football hooliganism in each of the last 20 years; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisoners: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to improve the provision of meaningful employment to prisoners in all categories of prison.

      Prisons: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the criteria used to select the six early adopter reform prisons.

      Prisons: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to publish the Prison Reform Bill.

      Prisons: Arson

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost to the public purse was of repairs to cells and prisoner accommodation required because of acts of arson in the latest period for which...

      Legal Representation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government has taken to monitor the proportion of defendants who are unrepresented.

      Disability Living Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many rejected mandatory reconsiderations submitted in relation to re-assessments of entitlement of disability living allowance for children resulted...

      Prisoners: Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish new guidance on assisting transgender people in prison.

      Prisons: Vandalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost to the public purse was of replacement prison cell doors because of damage by prisoners in each of the last five years.

      Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his policy is on (a) consulting on and (b) piloting future planned reforms of the civil courts structure.

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

    • Electoral Commission: Staff

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Electoral Commission's staff handbook.

    • UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, whether any non-UK EU nationals were sent postal votes in error for the upcoming EU...

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what steps the Commission is taking to ensure that any non-UK EU nationals who were...

  • Prime Minister

    • Prime Minister: Travel

      To ask the Prime Minister, by how long his train from London was delayed when attending a meeting with parliamentary colleagues and others at Haywards Heath on 13 June 2016; what alternative...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure that the Type 26 frigate will be able to operate across the full range of climatic conditions in which the Royal Navy...

    • Type 23 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to extend the operational life of the Type 23 frigate.

      Ministry of Defence Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister of State, Earl Howe, House of Lords Official Report, 27 April 2016, column 1202, when the new...

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister of State, Earl Howe, House of Lords Official Report, 27 April 2016, column 1201, and his...

      Veterans: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information his Department holds on which organisations have offered mental health support to veterans in (a) England, (b) Merseyside and (c)...

      Apprentices: Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the oral evidence given by Duncan McPhee to the Defence Committee on 7 June 2016, HC221, at Question 120, what discussions his...

      Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the oral evidence given by Lord West of Spithead to the Defence Committee on 7 June 2016, HC 221, at Question 20, what current budget...

      Warships: Antisubmarine Warfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the oral evidence given by Sir Mark Stanhope to the Defence Committee on 7 June 2016, HC 221, at Question 3, what anti-submarine...

      Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the oral evidence given by Peter Roberts to the Defence Committee on 7 June 2016, HC 221, at Question 22, what the timetable is for...

      Ministry of Defence Police: Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to review the role of the Ministry of Defence Police in safeguarding the Trident nuclear deterrent.

      Trident Submarines: Barrow in Furness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been invested in facilities at Barrow-in-Furness to support the Trident renewal programme in 2015-16.

      NATO: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will provide details of what (a) ships and (b) aircraft by (i) type and (ii) number are allocated to the Very High Readiness Task Force in 2016-17.

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will eliminate the cost of adapting Type 45 destroyers to operate in warm waters.

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of ongoing maintenance on the UK P-8 Poseidon has been conducted in the US under US International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

      Boeing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the current value of contracts is between his Department and Boeing and Boeing UK; and what proportion of work under those contracts is carried out...

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the P-8 Poseidon will be capable of carrying UK Storm Shadow and other manufactured munitions.

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost of the UK P-8 Poseidon programme is; and what proportion of work share under that programme will be delivered through the UK defence industry.

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what he plans the UK operational in-service date for the P-8 Poseidon will be.

      Armed Forces: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel handed in a formal notice of resignation in each month between January 2010 and January 2014.

      Ministry of Defence: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to maintain a military presence on the site of Kneller Hall in Whitton.

      Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the security benefits of procuring four Successor submarines.

      Islamic State: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the progress of the international campaign to defeat ISIS/Daesh.

      Armed Forces: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to protect members of the armed forces from bullying, sexual abuse and other crimes.

      Armed Forces: Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to protect the armed forces from persistent legal claims.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to promote the welfare of armed forces personnel.

      Ministry of Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to support British jobs and industry through its procurement process.

      Defence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the projected increase in defence spending during this Parliament.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to improve the standard of housing for service personnel.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to reimburse personal independent payment (PIP) claimants for any additional costs those claimants incur between...

    • Employment and Support Allowance: Hove

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employment and support allowance claimants in Hove have been reimbursed for travel to the Lewes Assessment Centre since November 2015.

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many of his Department's full-time equivalent officials have been working on Access to Work policy and administration in each year since 2010.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether people who may be eligible for support through Access to Work are informed of this when they enter the Work Programme; and if he will...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many requests from his Department for evidence to inform a personal independence payment (a) assessment and (b) mandatory reconsideration...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish the data his Department holds on requests, decisions and outcomes for mandatory reconsideration of personal independence...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 10 May 2016 to Question 35981, in what proportion of cases where his Department made no request for evidence...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families have accessed support from the (a) Child Maintenance Service and (b) Child Support Agency in each (i) parliamentary...

      Department for Work and Pensions: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate has he made of the (a) number and (b) value of programmes commissioned under his Department's Dynamic Purchasing System in (i)...

      Disability Living Allowance: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of existing claimants of disability living allowance for children were re-assessed and awarded a lower rate of entitlement in...

      Pensions: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 27 May 2016 to Question 38024, how many visits to the Pensions Wise website were by consumers seeking pensions...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many referrals of child maintenance debtors to credit reference agencies have been made since the power to do so was introduced in March 2015.

      Disability Living Allowance: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many mandatory reconsiderations for re-assessments of entitlement to disability living allowance for children were (a) upheld and (b)...

      Disability Living Allowance: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many assessments for disability living allowance for children have been conducted in the last three years for which figures are available.

      Assistance Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information his Department holds on the number of (a) assistance dogs that are in service and (b) people who are waiting for assistance...

      Disability Living Allowance: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many re-assessments for people already receiving disability living allowance for children have been conducted in the last three years for...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of telephone design on whether the mobile coverage detailed in Ofcom's published maps of...

    • Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish a long-term spectrum plan for broadcast television.

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of common coverage planning for mobile services similar to that undertaken by the...

      ICT: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department or Ofcom has made of the effect on consumers of data leakage (a) between applications on a consumer...

      Nuisance Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to tackle nuisance calls and text messages.

      Channel Four Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether he met the Minister for the Cabinet Office to examine the options for extracting greater public value from Channel 4 between 4...

      Gambling: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Gambling Commission and the Remote Gambling Association in the last 12 months on the progress of...

      Gambling: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on the development of the multi-operator self-exclusion scheme since 17 February 2016.

      Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the timetable is for the Digital Economy Bill.

      Pornography: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps to respond to the findings of the report published by the Children's Commissioner and the NSPCC in June 2016, on...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum

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

    • Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many carrier liability charges were issued to commercial transport firms, airlines, ferry companies and other operators for transporting...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many overstayers have (a) been removed and (b) voluntarily deported as a result of action taken by Capita in each month since October...

      Travel Restrictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been refused permission to board flights to the UK as a result of checks carried out by airlines in each of the last...

      Police: Job Satisfaction

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the morale of police officers (a) nationally and (b) at force level; and if she will make a statement.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to (a) attract, recruit and retain high-quality police officers and (b) offer such officers career...

      Police: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment has been made of the adequacy of staffing levels in Police Public Protection Units at (a) UK and (b) force level.

      Asylum: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that asylum caseworkers are trained to assess the claims of people who are seeking asylum on...

      Islamic State: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her most recent estimate is of the number of UK citizens who have travelled to fight with Daesh in Syria and Iraq; and how many such...

      Asylum: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to implement the recommendations of the report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom...

      Police: Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential effect on the number of police call-outs of reductions in staffing in (a) mental health units,...

      Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the request of the hon. Member for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey for an urgent meeting on behalf of...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of provision of frontline police officers to ensure public safety; what steps she is...

      Motorcycles: Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that local police forces have sufficient resources and powers to deal with the misuse of...

      Football: Hooliganism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of convicted football hooligans who have surrendered their passports (a) voluntarily and (b)...

      Money Laundering

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Government plans to respond to the consultation on unexplained wealth orders.

      Common Travel Area

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many meetings she and ministers of her Department have had with their Irish counterparts on the Common Travel Area arrangements since 2010.

      Vetting: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications to the Disclosure and Barring Service were made by people living in London in the last 12 months.

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many persons of interest have been found to have left the UK when it has not been possible to check and act upon Advance Passenger...

      Police: Road Traffic Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many road policing officers there have been in each year since 2010.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who overstayed their visa have been identified leaving the UK in each month since 8 April 2015; and if she will make a statement.

      Mossack Fonseca

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on whether the National Crime Agency plans to investigate the UK office of the law firm Mossack Fonesca.

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what training and assistance the UK Border Force provides to transport carriers and port operators who are required to collect Advance...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the number of minors in Calais who are eligible to claim asylum in the UK under the Dublin III...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many officials of her Department are on secondment in France to assist with the identification of potential requests for the UK to take...

      Visas: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign nationals who were granted student visas before the removal of the post-study work visa are still accredited as students in...

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 10 May 2016 to Question 36436, what progress she has made on (a) reflecting on the recommendations of other...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken was to process Disclosure and Barring Service checks for (a) standard and (b) enhanced disclosures between 1...

      Missing Persons: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been arrested and charged with offences relating to girls under 18 years of age reported as missing to the police in...

  • HM Treasury

    • Revenue and Customs: Correspondence

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to reduce the amount of correspondence not yet dealt with at the HM Revenue and Customs Stamp Duty office.

    • National Savings and Investments: Offshoring

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 26 May 2016 to Question 38066, what the (a) number, (b) current responsibilities and (c) current locations are of any National...

      Supported Housing

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an estimate of the effect on the public purse of the effects on the life chances of residents of the services and support provided through...

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Answer of 18 January 2016 to Question 20373, what criteria he has used to assess the level of competitiveness in the motor insurance...

      Culture: Bradford

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to support the expansion of cultural infrastructure in Bradford as part of the Northern Powerhouse policy initiative.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether she plans to respond to the letter of 3 June 2016, from offshore wind companies to EU energy ministers in the June EU Energy...

    • Offshore Industry: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent assessment she has made of the effect on the UK offshore oil and gas industry workforce of the withdrawal of the Super...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate she has made of the proportion of UK energy consumption that was supplied by other countries in each of the last 10 years.

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate she has made of the proportion of UK energy consumption which will be supplied from other countries in each of the next...

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will require EDF Energy to restore the land cleared and prepared for the construction of the Hinkley C nuclear plant to its...

      Carbon Sequestration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the implications for Government policy on carbon capture and storage (CCS) are of the decision not to proceed with the CCS...

      Energy: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate she has made of the cost of energy imports by the UK in each of the last five years.

      Energy: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether she plans to make a statement to the House on the publication of the final report into the energy market from the Competition...

      Energy: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what representations officials, advisers and Ministers in her Department made to the Competition and Markets Authority on the date of...

      Oil: Exploration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2016 to Question 39080, if she will make it her policy to lay the Committee on Climate Change report...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what consideration she has given to extending the support of biomass after 2027 to treat it equally with other low-carbon technologies.

      Civil Nuclear Constabulary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 9 June 2016 to Question 39039, whether she will place the results of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary May 2015...

      Coal Authority: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when her Department plans to publish the terms of reference for its Triennial Review of the Coal Authority; and if she will make a...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the Answer of 12 May 2016 to Question 36652 on biofuel, whether her Department has undertaken to consider whether it...

      Nuclear Power: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of a vote to leave the EU on the involvement of UK organisations in (a) the...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the European Council decision of October 2014 on a Climate and Energy Policy Framework to set EU-wide energy targets...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Breast Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many women aged under 50 died as a result of breast cancer in England in (a) 2012, (b) 2013 and (c) 2014.

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many meetings of the Inter-Ministerial Group on Clean Growth have discussed the fifth carbon budget since November 2015; and which departments have...

      Corruption

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Anti-Corruption Champion is paid a salary for that role.

      Corruption

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what processes are in place for strengthening partnerships between law enforcement agencies in the UK and elsewhere in order to tackle international...

      Corruption

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions his Department had with business and professional services companies before the Anti-Corruption Summit on 12 May 2016.

      Corruption

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether there is a designated team of staff in his Department working solely on anti-corruption issues.

      Anti-corruption Ministerial Group

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the terms of reference for the Inter-Ministerial Group on Anti-Corruption.

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, who is leading the negotiations with the Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies on sharing beneficial ownership information.

      Charity Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to appoint a new Charity Commissioner to replace Peter Clarke.

      Lobbying

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department has discussed with the devolved administrations inserting the new anti-lobbying clause into their government grants.

      Charity Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he plans to take to ensure the independence and neutrality of the Charity Commission Board when reappointing commissioners whose terms are...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many gamma interferon tests for bovine TB were conducted in the (a) high risk area, (b) low risk area and (c) edge area...

    • Pigmeat: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects her Department to have collated and put in a format ready to send all the information required by the...

      Pigmeat: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the British delegation to the G20 agriculture ministers' meeting held on 3 June 2016 in China raised with its...

      Animal Products: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she plans to prohibit the import of trophies from any CITES Appendix I or Appendix II listed species.

      Cetaceans: Beaches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 13 June 2016 to Question 39933, how much funding has been allocated to anti-beaching initiatives;...

  • Department of Health

    • General Practitioners: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the budget is for GP services in (a) Southampton, (b) NHS West London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), (c) NHS North Manchester CCG and (d) West...

    • Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of spending on GP services in (a) Southampton City and (b) other clinical commissioning group areas with similar levels of deprivation...

      Breast Cancer: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to improve breast cancer survival rates for women in England.

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation will next report to his Department on the cost-effectiveness framework for vaccinations.

      NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether meeting notes, correspondence and plans produced by the Sustainability and Transformation Plan footprint leadership teams are included within the...

      NHS: Logos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 9 June 2016 to Question 39429, if he will publish a copy of all communications his Department has had with the Vote Leave...

      Complementary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the potential benefits to mental health patients of treatments offered by Care Farms.

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the number of drop-in sexual health clinics in (a) Liverpool, Wavetree constituency, (b) Merseyside and (c)...

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many students on (a) nursing, (b) midwifery and (c) Allied Health Professional courses benefitted from the NHS Bursary maternity award in the last...

      Paracetamol and Viagra

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS in England has spent on prescribing (a) paracetamol and (b) Viagra in the last five years.

      Lung Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to make (a) Nivolumab and (b) other immuno-oncology treatments for lung cancer available on the NHS.

      Nivolumab

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the time taken for NICE appraisal processes for the provision of Nivolumab on the treatment of NHS patients...

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2016 to Question 38720, if his Department will make an assessment of the likely effect on the free services currently...

      NHS: Logos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 9 June 2016 to Question 39429, on NHS logos, what the cost to his Department has been of legal advice on the use of the NHS...

      Nurses: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of ending the NHS bursary system on the Capital Nurse project in London.

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that survivors of female genital mutilation are better protected from cervical cancer.

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which people and organisations his Department consulted (a) before and (b) after the announcement of 25 November 2015 to end NHS bursaries for nursing,...

      Breast Cancer: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many secondary breast cancer nurses there are in England.

      Department of Health: Redundancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the potential number of redundancies which will result from the decision to abolish the nursing, midwifery and...

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans additional changes in funding for child and adult mental health services.

      Cervical Cancer: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the incidence of cervical cancer for women over 50 years old was in each of the last 10 years.

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of women aged 50 or older received cervical screening in each of the last 10 years.

      Cancer: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the Government will ensure that enough nurses in future train to be clinical nurse specialists for (a) cancer, (b) breast cancer and (c) secondary...

      Chronic Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of prescription charges on the ability of people with long-term medical conditions to manage their condition...

      Kidneys: Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many kidney transplants took place by region for which the source of the donated kidney was (a) cadaver, (b) a relative and (c) altruism in each of...

      Kidneys: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the need to provide additional kidney organ donation surgery as a result of the change to an opt-out system in...

      Dialysis Machines: Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which locations have provided renal dialysis in Cornwall; how many dialysis patients attended each such location; what transport charges were made to...

      North Middlesex Hospital: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take in response to the decision by the Care Quality Commission to issue a warning notice to North Middlesex University Hospital...

      North Middlesex Hospital: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with NHS England on that body's efforts to recruit additional accident and emergency specialists from other hospitals in...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to respond to the letter of (a) 3 June 2016 from the right hon. Member for Enfield North and (b) 10 June 2016 from the hon. Member for...

      Fertility: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2016 to Question 38191 on fertility: medical treatments, what assessment he has made of the implications for his...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 13 June 2016 to Question 40017, on NHS: drugs, what the value is of the five contracts listed in that Answer.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of parliamentary scrutiny of the Chief Medical Officer's guidelines on levels of alcohol intake which...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to place incentives into NHS dentistry contracts to encourage NHS dentists to practice in areas with significantly above...

      NHS: Contracts

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

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 13 June 2016 to Question 40024, on NHS: drugs, what the most recent price paid per pack by the NHS was for each of the drugs...

      North Middlesex Hospital: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the standard of treatment in North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust's emergency department.

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 8 June 2016 to Question 38977, on health professions: training, whether the figures provided take into account the number of...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • North Korea: Hezbollah

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the 23 July 2014 ruling of the US District Court for the District of Columbia of "clear and convincing evidence" of the...

    • South Sudan: Administration of Justice

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the progress of justice and reconciliation processes in South Sudan.

      South Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the UN Security Council resolution of 31 May calling for a suspension of the Transitional Government of National Unity's decision...

      Colombia: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what step they are taking to ensure that British businesses in Colombia do not contribute to human rights abuses there.

      Colombia: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to make representations to the President of Colombia during his state visit to the UK in November, about domestic laws that potentially...

      Colombia: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to arrange for a meeting between the President of Colombia and representatives from non-governmental organisations in the UK...

  • Department for International Development

    • World Humanitarian Summit

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the outcome of the United Nations World Humanitarian Summit held in Istanbul in May.

    • Gaza: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to support Gaza and Gazan refugees in the light of warnings from the UN that Gaza will be uninhabitable by 2020.

      Palestinians: EU Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the 2013 Report of the European Court of Auditors EU Direct Financial Support to the Palestinian Authority said (1) that a number of civil servants...

      Lebanon: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking in co-operation with the government of Lebanon and UN agencies to ensure that all refugee children in Lebanon receive the basic...

      Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions the Secretary of State for International Development has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer about replenishment of the Global Fund to...

  • Department for Education

    • Free Schools: Location

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 6 June (WA273), whether local consultations are the only means by which the Education Funding Agency is...

    • Children in Care: Personal Records

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) will have on care leavers’ full access to...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Courts: Sunderland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect work to begin on the new court complex in Sunderland under the Court Reform Programme.

  • The Lord Chairman of Committees

    • House of Lords: Facilities

      To ask the Chairman of Committees whether he has any plans to (1) monitor use of the Committee Corridor Writing Room, and (2) consider returning the room to its original use if usage is low.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Telecommunications

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the planned new Electronic Communications Code will be a statutory code.

    • Telecommunications

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which regulator will have responsibility and oversight of the planned Electronic Communications Code.

      Broadband: Business

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to introduce a broadband universal service obligation for businesses.

      Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press Inquiry

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 26 January (HL Deb, col 1152), who, in addition to Sir Brian Leveson, will be consulted before a...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many civil servants involved in the delivery of Universal Credit have left the Department for Works and Pensions in each of the last five years; how...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many council tenants in receipt of Universal Credit were in rent arrears in (1) 2014, and (2) 2015; and how many are currently in arrears.

      Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to undertake a review of the impact of the policy by which Universal Credit is paid monthly in arrears.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 21 July 2015 (HL1153), whether they will now provide an estimate of how many, and what proportion of,...

  • HM Treasury

    • Financial Services: North Korea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the North Korean Embassy in London has access to any UK financial system, including the banking and insurance systems.

    • Treasury: Labour Turnover

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many civil servants within HM Treasury have (1) been recruited into the department (a) from within the civil service, and (b) from outside the civil...

      Treasury: Labour Turnover

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average duration of employment for civil servants within HM Treasury in each of the last five years.

      Treasury: Labour Turnover

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many HM Treasury civil servants involved in (1) the 2010 Comprehensive Spending Review, (2) the 2013 Comprehensive Spending Review, (3) the 2015 Spending...

      Economic Situation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of (1) the amount of spending, (2) the growth in spending, (3) the number of people employed, and (4) the proportion of GDP...

      Taxation: Uniforms

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how many corporate uniforms in the UK could be diverted from landfill or incineration if the tax regime relating to...

      Small Businesses

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the financial and administrative burden to small businesses of the proposals to introduce mandatory quarterly reporting.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Monarchy: EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Sovereign is subject to legislation originating in the EU.

    • Peers: Females

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer given by Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen on 9 June (HL Deb, col 817), how the consideration of honorary titles for the spouses of women...

  • Department of Health

    • Olympic Games: Brazil

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 22 February (HL6127), what assessment they have made of how long men who carry the Zika virus...

    • Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government who is responsible for follow-up health and welfare checks of newborn female babies whose mothers have been victims of female genital mutilation.

      Maternity Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 11 May (HL8238) and the response deposited by Peterborough and Stamford Hospital NHS Trust on 18...

      Genetics: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 4 February (HL5344), how many of the 1,286 genomes processed by 4 February came from (1) the rare...

      Genetics: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 11 February (HL5970), how many of the 8,000 planned reports in 2016 will come from (1) the rare...

      Genetics: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what success Genomic England has had in engaging the NHS with (1) the number of informed consents captured by each of the 13 Genomic Medical Centres (GMCs),...

      Genetics: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many patients have died to date having supplied consent without receiving a clinical report in (1) the rare disease programme, and (2) the cancer...

      Latrunculins

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what field safety notices the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued for latrunculin A and latrunculin B; when these...

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether cancer treatments submitted to, but not assessed by, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) before 1 April will be approved...

      Kidney Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the average time from diagnosis to treatment for patients with metastatic kidney cancer in England.

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