Written answers

Monday, 4 July 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the EU Third Directive on Driving Licenses on the motorcycle assessment industry.

    • Department for Transport: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which EU (a) legislative and (b) other proposals his Department is leading negotiations on for the Government in the Council of the EU.

      Department for Transport: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what EU directives related to his Department's responsibilities are awaiting transposition into UK law.

      Govia Thameslink Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 20 June 2016 to Question 40384, on Govia Thameslink Railway, whether Ministers requested a copy of the modelling analysis...

      Railways: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential economic benefits to Bradford of improvements to rail connectivity in and around the Bradford area.

      Railways: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost benefit ratio was of each major railway scheme authorised by the Government since 2010.

      Railways: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many times staff of his Department and Transport for London met to further their joint work on better integrating the specification of rail...

      Railways: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost benefit ratio was of the business case for (a) Crossrail, (b) High Speed 2 and (c) the Todmorden Curves.

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 13 June 2016 to Question 40383, whether the Government has the power under current delay repay infrastructure to allow...

      Roads: Isle of Sheppey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the effect of traffic lights on the A2500 on (a) traffic flows and (b) the economy and quality of life on the Isle of...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps his Department has taken to assist London Midland in tackling fare evasion on the West Coast Mainline.

      Bus Services: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the process for bus passengers to register complaints.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Communities and Local Government: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what EU directives related to his Department's responsibilities are awaiting transposition into UK law.

    • Communities and Local Government: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which EU (a) legislative and (b) other proposals his Department is leading negotiations on for the Government in the Council of...

      Local Government: Pension Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, in what circumstances he plans to exercise his power to issue a directive to a local government pension scheme on the...

      Housing: Torridge and West Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many small applications for house-building have been made in Torridge and West Devon constituency since 2010.

      Owner Occupation: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of trends in the level of home ownership among young people in Bradford since 2010.

      Affordable Housing: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect of the provisions of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 on the total stock...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the number of small housing applications that are declined on the basis that...

      Housing: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that small villages and towns have sufficient housing to meet demand.

      Cornish Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to support the revival of the Cornish language.

      Right to Buy Scheme: Housing Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2016 to Question 40701, what estimate he has made of the number of housing association...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to tackle increases in levels of street homelessness in (a) Bristol and (b) England.

      Coal: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what account he has taken of the Government's policy to end unabated coal in framing National Planning Policy Framework...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Turkey: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of Turkish members of parliament being verbally abused, physically assaulted and threatened with...

    • Mediterranean Sea: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the potential role of the UK in reducing the number of people trying to cross the...

      Diplomatic Service: Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what advice his Department gives to staff of HM Diplomatic Service (a) visiting and (b) posted to malaria-prone countries on...

      China: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reason the latest round of the UK-China human rights dialogue has not yet taken place; and when he last raised the...

      Tibet: Population

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on the proportion of (a) native Tibetans, (b) Han Chinese and (c) other people who were...

      Tibet: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of workers' rights for Tibetans working in that country.

      Tibet: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what development assistance his Department provides to native Tibetans in that country.

      Tibet: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will ask the International Labour Organisation to assess the adequacy of (a) native Tibetan and (b) other workers' rights...

      Iran: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Iranian counterpart on the circumstances that led to the detention of Mr Jafar...

      Eritrea: Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his (a) foreign counterparts and (b) cabinet colleagues on recent reports of border clashes...

      USA: Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the US State Department on changes to the US visa waiver programme affecting people who...

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will request that the UN Human Rights Council establishes an international commission of inquiry to investigate alleged...

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what humanitarian assistance the UK is providing to Taiz in Yemen; and whether his Department is engaging in negotiations to...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Electoral Register: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2016 to Question 40440, on electoral register: Northern Ireland, if she will carry out an assessment of the...

    • Political Parties: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will take steps to accelerate the public disclosure of donations to political parties in Northern Ireland; and if she will give reasons...

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: EU Action

      To ask the Attorney General, which EU (a) legislative and (b) other proposals the Law Officers' Department is leading negotiations on for the Government in the Council of the EU.

    • Attorney General: EU Law

      To ask the Attorney General, what EU directives related to the Law Officers' Departments' responsibilities are awaiting transposition into UK law.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Overseas Students: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what projections have been made of the number of EU students in receipt of student loans likely to be studying in England in (a)...

    • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, which EU (a) legislative and (b) other proposals his Department is leading negotiations on for the Government in the Council of...

      British Home Stores

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the UK's trade relationship with (a) Bangladesh and (b) other...

      Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what plans he has to gather data on the prevalence of paid and unpaid internships.

      Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his policy is on introducing a legal or standard definition of an internship.

      Apprentices: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will take steps to provide additional support to people with special educational needs so that they may better access...

      Apprentices: Graduates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will bring forward proposals to enable people who have previously undertaken university education to be eligible for...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will take steps to ensure that his Department's purchasing policies support British (a) industry and (b) agriculture.

      Iron and Steel: Tees Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to ensure that the investment in the long-products steel works in Teesside will be secure in the event...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2016 to Question 40727, if his Department will increase the number of its employees based in...

      Young People: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether he plans to raise the rate of the national minimum wage for people under 25 to the rate of the national living wage.

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will take steps to ensure that her Department's purchasing policies support British (a) industry and (b) agriculture.

    • Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 13 June 2016 to Question 39301, whether there is a timetable in place for other departments to establish and...

      Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 13 June 2016 to Question 39301, what systems are in place for departments and funds spending official...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance her Department has provided to Palestine in the last two years; and what assessment she has made of the results of...

  • Department for Education

    • Reading: Teaching Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will publish the pass rates for the year one phonics screening check by the birth month of the pupils.

    • Department for Education: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which EU (a) legislative and (b) other proposals her Department is leading negotiations on for the Government in the Council of the EU.

      Department for Education: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what EU directives related to her Department's responsibilities are awaiting transposition into UK law.

      Parents: Hearing Impaired

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will take steps to ensure that deaf parents receive adequate support so that they can participate in their children's schooling and all related...

      Children: Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that local authorities provide sufficient short breaks to children with life-shortening conditions in...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which schools in Slough are partner schools for Teach First.

      Department for Education: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will take steps to ensure that her Department's purchasing policies support British (a) industry and (b) agriculture.

      Schools: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to improve under-performing schools in the East Midlands.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department places any limits on (a) the pay of academy chains' chief executives and (b) payments to consultants.

  • Ministry of Justice

  • Prime Minister

    • Prime Minister: Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether he plans to respond to the letter on Syria from Medics Under Fire which was delivered to 10 Downing Street on 20 May 2016.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Culture, Media and Sport: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which EU (a) legislative and (b) other proposals his Department is leading negotiations on for the Government in the Council of the EU.

    • Department for Culture, Media and Sport: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what EU directives related to his Department's responsibilities are awaiting transposition into UK law.

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of linking the annual financial contribution of gambling licence holders for...

      Digital Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of the introduction of small scale DAB licensing for community radio stations.

      Local Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the performance of the local newspaper industry; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which EU (a) legislative and (b) other proposals his Department is leading negotiations on for the Government in the Council of the EU.

    • Department for Work and Pensions: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what EU directives related to his Department's responsibilities are awaiting transposition into UK law.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to page 5 of Employment and Support Allowance Work Capability Assessments: Mandatory reconsideration registrations, decisions...

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies on benefits eligibility of the conclusion in the University of Hull report,...

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to monitor the provision and use of food banks.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take steps to ensure that his Department's purchasing policies support British (a) industry and (b) agriculture.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people transferred from working tax credit to (a) jobseeker's allowance and (b) employment and support allowance in each of the last...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discretion his Department has to waive rules on non-payment of housing benefit to people with savings over a prescribed amount for (a)...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which EU (a) legislative and (b) other proposals her Department is leading negotiations on for the Government in the Council...

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what EU directives related to her Department's responsibilities are awaiting transposition into UK law.

      Forests: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what public consultation the Forestry Commission has carried out on the future ownership and use of the Cannon Hill...

      Forests: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it is the policy of the Forestry Commission to sell the Cannon Hill plantation in Ferndown, Dorset for development.

      Dangerous Dogs: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many successful prosecutions there have been under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 in each of the last five years; and if...

      Dog Fighting: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many convictions there have been for dog fighting in each of the last two years; and if she will make a statement.

  • Home Office

    • Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of applications for visitor visas from each country were accepted in the most recent year for which records are available.

    • Home Office: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what EU directives related to her Department's responsibilities are awaiting transposition into UK law.

      Home Office: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which EU (a) legislative and (b) other proposals her Department is leading negotiations on for the Government in the Council of the EU.

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's policy is on over-booking flights chartered for people being forcibly removed from the UK.

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's practice is for the number of security guards per detainee aboard mass deportation charter flights.

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people on removal flights from the UK in the last 12 months had (a) lived in the UK for over 20 years and (b) still had family in...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to the public purse of deportation by chartered flights has been in each of the last five years.

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what comparative assessment she has made of the cost to the public purse of deportations on chartered flights and commercial flights.

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many flights for the purposes of deporting people whose asylum or human rights claims were refused were chartered by the Government in...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been forcibly removed on chartered flights in 2016 to date; and how many of those people had a criminal conviction in...

      Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is her Department's policy to prepare for the removal of asylum seekers from the UK before they have exhausted all legal remedies...

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign nationals that had been held in UK prisons were removed on chartered deportation flights in each of the last five years.

      Visas: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many UK visitor visas were issued in China in the first three months of (a) 2015 and (b) 2016.

      Visas: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to change visa requirements for EU citizens who wish to travel, study and work in the UK.

      Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to tackle the illicit trade in tobacco products.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate his Department has made of overall repair costs of an F35 during its operational lifetime.

    • Military Aircraft: Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13 June 2016 to Question 39746, what the original purchase cost was of the Voyager aircraft that has been adapted.

      Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the current timetable is for the completion and publication of the national shipbuilding strategy headed by Sir John Parker.

  • HM Treasury

    • Treasury: EU Action

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which EU (a) legislative and (b) other proposals his Department is leading negotiations on for the Government in the Council of the EU.

    • Treasury: EU Law

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what EU directives related to his Department's responsibilities are awaiting transposition into UK law.

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the costs of insurance for motor vehicles.

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the effect of the use of telematic black box electronic recording devices by insurance companies on the cost of car insurance.

      Treasury: Procurement

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to ensure that his Department's purchasing policies support British (a) industry and (b) agriculture.

      Pensions: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2016 to Question 41169, whether his Department has made (a) an assessment of the potential merits and (b) an estimate of...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate she has made of the number of domestic households that had solar panels installed under the Feed-in Tariffs scheme in...

    • Oil: Exploration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, for what reasons the Committee of Climate Change report on the compatibility of UK onshore petroleum with meeting UK carbon budgets...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what consultation the Oil and Gas Authority has undertaken on nuclear decommissioning; and whether that authority is subject to the...

      Solar Power: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of the changes in business rates for small solar PV systems as a...

      Solar Power: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what discussions her Department has had with HM Treasury on the effect of the planned 2017 business rate revaluation on small solar PV...

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme: Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the proposed removal of solar thermal from the Renewable Heat Incentive on the...

      District Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to her Oral Answer of 19 November 2015, Official Report, columns 813-14, on the district heating sector, what recent...

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent estimate her Department has made of the whole-life (a) cost and (b) carbon footprint of the proposed Hinkley C nuclear...

      Electricity: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what forecast her Department has made of wholesale electricity prices in each of the next 35 years.

      Radioactive Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what progress her Department has made on identifying a site for the geological disposal facility for nuclear waste.

      Civil Nuclear Constabulary and Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps her Department is taking to ensure the sustainability of private sector funding for the (a) Civil Nuclear Constabulary and...

      Department of Energy and Climate Change: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether commercially sensitive information provided to the Oil and Gas Authority and MER UK parties is subject to requests under the...

      Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, which power stations are equipped with black start capability; and how many such stations are in each constituent part of the UK.

      District Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to her Oral Answer of 19 November 2015, Official Report, columns 813-14, on district heating systems, what assessment...

      Energy: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2016 to Question 40363, what estimate she has made of the cost of energy imports by the UK in each...

      Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to her speech of 18 November 2015 on a new direction for UK energy policy, when the terms of reference of the review...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2016 to Question 40279, what forecast the Oil and Gas Authority has made of the proportion of UK...

      Coal: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on ensuring that the Government's policy...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Permanent Secretaries

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the gender was of each person who has (a) applied and (b) made the shortlist for each Permanent Secretary appointment since January 2015.

    • EU Staff: Training

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2016 to Question 38408, what the budget of the European Fast Stream was in each year since 2010.

      Cabinet Office: EU Law

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what EU directives related to his Department's responsibilities are awaiting transposition into UK law.

      Cabinet Office: EU Action

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which EU (a) legislative and (b) other proposals his Department is leading negotiations on for the Government in the Council of the EU.

      Cabinet Office EU Unit: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many members of staff the Government plans to recruit to form the new EU Unit.

      UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans the Government has to consult opposition parties on and during the process of negotiating the UK exit from the EU.

      National Flood Resilience Review

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster continues to chair the National Flood Resilience Review following his appointment to lead the EU Unit.

      Cabinet Office EU Unit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what selection criteria were used to appoint the head of the EU Unit.

      Independent Commission on Freedom of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 16 June 2016 to Question 39672, if he will provide a breakdown of the costs associated with the Independent Commission on...

      Independent Commission on Freedom of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether a value for money assessment was carried out prior to the setting up of the Independent Commission on Freedom of Information.

      Cabinet Office EU Unit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the European and Global Issues Secretariat is part of the new EU Unit; and if he will make a statement.

      Cabinet Office EU Unit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he plans to take to ensure that attracting trade and investment into the UK will be a key priority of the new EU unit.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Procurement

      To ask the Rt. hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, if he will take steps to ensure that the House of Commons Commission's purchasing policies...

  • Department of Health

    • North Middlesex Hospital: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received from (a) the Royal Free London NHS Trust, (b) University College London Hospitals NHS Trust and (c) Barts Health NHS...

    • Department of Health: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what EU directives related to his Department's responsibilities are awaiting transposition into UK law.

      Down's Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received from the Down's Syndrome Alliance on non-invasive prenatal testing and information provided by health...

      Down's Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that prospective parents are given adequate and balanced information on (a) living with Down's Syndrome and its effect...

      Health Services: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of the implications for the provision of services of the findings of the report, entitled Hidden Hurt: violence, abuse and...

      Chronic Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in England have long-term medical conditions.

      Nurses: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to ensure that UK nursing is effectively represented at (a) the World Health Assembly and (b) other EU and international fora.

      Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, by what process his Department plans to evaluate and continue to develop national antibiotic prescribing targets for primary and secondary care.

      Milk: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department made of the health benefits of milk as part of the development of the Government's Eatwell guide.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to ensure nurses are consulted on his Department's future policies after the proposed closure of the Nursing, Midwifery and...

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of his Department's contribution to the Government's aim of reducing regulatory burdens on business in (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15...

      East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many vacancies for (a) paramedics and (b) doctors there are in the East Midlands Ambulance Service.

      Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had in recent months with (a) Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and (b) Nottingham University Hospitals...

      Lung Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 27 May 2016 to Question 37187, what recent steps his Department has taken to (a) improve the provision of care for patients...

      Mental Health Officers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the extension of the mental health officer pension age to 65 on the health and income of pension scheme...

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the proportion of student loans that will be (a) repaid and (b) written off under the proposed new student loan scheme for...

      Drugs: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to bring forward proposals for a change to legislation to further regulate the pricing of everyday drugs to the NHS by pharmaceutical...

      Blood Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) treatment targets and (b) care processes are for people with (i) sickle cell disease and (ii) thalassaemia in each (A) clinical...

      Blood Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the proportion of people from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities who have received a diagnosis of (a) sickle cell...

      Blood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many apheresis machines are operational in the UK; and where those machines are located.

      Blood Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have died as a result of (a) sickle cell disease and (b) thalassaemia in each (i) clinical commissioning group area, (ii) trust area and...

      Blood Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what clinical outcomes data his Department holds for (a) sickle cell disease and (b) thalassaemia in each (i) clinical commissioning group area, (ii)...

      Blood Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the at risk population have been screened for (a) sickle cell disease and (b) thalassaemia in each (i) clinical commissioning group...

      Blood Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what PREMs and PROMs data his Department holds for people with (a) sickle cell disease and (b) thalassaemia.

      Neurology: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS trusts have reported difficulty recruiting specialist nurses for patients with neurological conditions in the last three years.

      Obesity: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of alcohol consumption on levels of obesity; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisoners: Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what services are currently provided for prison inmates with dementia.

      Department of Health: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to ensure that his Department's purchasing policies support British (a) industry and (b) agriculture.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that adequate funding is directed to local mental health bodies to reduce waiting times for child mental health care.

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 27 April 2016 to Question 35139, how many people need to be successfully treated for latent TB infection under the...

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 27 April 2016 to Question 35139, how many people have been tested for latent TB infection in each month since the launch...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will bring forward regulations to prevent drug manufacturers excessively raising the cost of drugs to the NHS when they are the sole or dominant...

      Department of Health: Copeland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times he has visited Copeland constituency in an official capacity in each of the last four years.

      West Cumberland Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he next plans to visit West Cumberland Hospital in an official capacity.

      West Cumberland Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times he has visited West Cumberland Hospital in an official capacity in each of the last four years.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to minimise the number of cancelled operations caused by bed shortages.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of alcohol consumption across the last 25 years; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Transport

    • Railway Track: South West

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 2 June (HL136), and to the letter from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to Lord Patten dated 6 June...

    • Euston Station

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the cost of redeveloping Euston as part of the HS2 programme.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the Cabinet Secretary to conclude the HS2 cost review; and whether they will place a copy of his conclusions in the Library of the House.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recent publication HS2 and the railway network: the case for a review by Tony May and Jonathan Tyler, in particular the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Turkey: LGBT People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Turkey about the banning of the Istanbul LGBT Pride march.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Recall of Unsafe Products Review

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 8 April (HL7348), when they will announce the membership of the steering group promised in their...

    • Postgraduate Education: Soil

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many masters degree courses on soil science are currently offered by UK universities.

      Universities: Research

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to cover any shortfall in university research funding as a result of the UK leaving the EU if a satisfactory negotiated alternative cannot...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Department of Health's consultation on changes in how healthcare education for nurses is funded, what are the next steps in the...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • BBC: Royal Charters

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the next BBC Charter will include a requirement for public service notices to be broadcast over (1) BBC radio, and (2) BBC television.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Soil: Research

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how soils research sponsored by the Research Councils is translated into practical measures that can be readily adopted at...

    • Rights of Way

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 26 May (HL137), whether they will place a record of their consultations with the Stakeholder...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Exmoor National Park

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 25 May (HL39), what discussions they have had with the National Trust about badger culls; what...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to secure adequate supplies of anti-TB vaccine for use on badgers, in view of the present shortage.

  • HM Treasury

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