Written answers

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Procurement

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

    • London Underground: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had discussions with Transport for London on improving access to the London underground for disabled people; and if he will make a...

      Pedestrian Areas: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will commission research into improving pedestrian safety on pavements and to determine whether accidents occur more often on tarmacadam or on...

      Cycling and Walking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what processes his Department plans to follow to determine the sums to be allocated from Local Growth Funding for the period from 2017-18 to 2020-21...

      Cycling and Walking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department plans to publish its cycling and walking investment strategy.

      Public Transport: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish his accessibility action plan for public transport.

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what reports his Department has received on differences between actual and published driving test waiting times in the last 12 months.

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to reduce driving test waiting times in the last 12 months; and what data the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency has...

      Bus Services: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will make an assessment of the provision of bus services serving Sabden in Lancashire; and what steps his Department is taking to...

      Transport for London: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what work his Department has conducted with Transport for London on the Sarah Hope Line.

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the accuracy of the driving test waiting times published by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.

      Railway Stations: Ribble Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the viability of reopening Chatburn railway station in the Ribble Valley.

      Cycling and Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps the Government has taken to encourage the level of (a) public transport use and (b) cycling in (i) Northern Ireland and (b) other...

      Air Passenger Duty: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on proposals to reduce air passenger duty on short to medium haul flights.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Camden

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to substantially reduce the number of heavy goods vehicles on the roads around Euston; and if he will make it his policy to...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Communities and Local Government: Procurement

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

    • Council Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with local authorities on the definition of higher value for the purposes of sales of higher value...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance he provides to local councils to help them secure faster build-out rates from new developments.

      Right to Buy Scheme: Housing Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of housing association tenants who will take up the option of right-to-buy in each year...

      Council Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he expects the first sale of higher value council housing allowed by the Housing and Planning Act 2016 to take place.

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what methodology he plans to use to determine the market rents of social housing properties for the purposes of the pay to stay...

      Council Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish secondary legislation on the sale of higher value council homes under the Housing and Planning Act 2016.

      Affordable Housing: Ipswich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, for what reasons he has not allowed Ipswich Council's recent proposal for the Ravenswood affordable housing development.

      Council Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities will be affected by the sale of higher value council homes under the Housing and Planning Act 2016.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Procurement

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

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 15 February 2016 to Question 24771, what further assessment he has made of the conclusions of...

      Israel: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the recommendations of the UN Committee against Torture Review of Israel, adopted on 12 May 2016 by that...

      Eteraf Al-Rimawi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of Israel on the (a) immediate release or (b) prompt charge and fair trial...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Metals: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to (a) promote and (b) co-ordinate research into the (i) use and (ii) manufacture of (A)...

    • Land Registry: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will take steps to secure the jobs of employees of HM Land Registry if its transition to the Government's preferred...

      Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the implications of the EU referendum result for his plans to agree and implement the...

      Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of whether parliamentary approval is required for implementation of the EU-Canada Comprehensive...

      Land Registry: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what criteria his Department plans to use to decide which companies may place bids for the Land Registry.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate his Department has made of (a) the number of free trade and other agreements which the UK will need to renegotiate...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 14 June 2016 to Question 39812, what estimate her Department has made of the number of people who have...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the press release of the Department for Education of 4 January 2016, entitled Parents to get greater say in the school admissions...

    • Arts: Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to encourage the take-up of creative subjects in secondary schools.

      Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to encourage employers to provide work experience opportunities to people in full-time education.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that school standards in England match those of the best international competitors.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: Pay

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

    • Ministry of Justice: Procurement

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

      Drugs: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people aged 14 to 20 years old have been convicted of drug related offences in each of the last five years.

      Criminal Proceedings: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) male and (b) female veterans there are in the criminal justice system.

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many adults convicted of child sexual offences under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 were placed on a rehabilitation programme as part of (a) custodial...

  • Prime Minister

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Low Incomes: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what change there has been in the proportion of (a) pensioners and (b) children living in low income households in the North East of England...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Procurement

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

    • Yemen: Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has received representations from Amnesty International on photographs alleged to show UK-produced cluster munitions dropped in Yemen.

      Ministry of Defence: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what training is provided to officials of his Department working on his Department's Saudi Armed Forces Programme and the Saudi Arabia National Guard...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Europe of 8 June 2016, Official Report, column 138WH, what assessments were last carried out on...

      Ministry of Defence: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) of his Department's civilian staff based in the UK, (b) military personnel based in the UK, (c) of his Department's civilian staff based in...

      Yemen: Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what evidence he has received on the possible use of cluster munitions in Yemen by Saudi Arabia.

      Iran: Tanks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate his Department has made of the amount owed by the Government to the government of Iran for Chieftain tanks bought by that government but...

      Iran: Tanks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether Chieftain tanks sold to the government of Iran but which remained undelivered were later sold to the government of Iraq.

      Armed Forces: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the contribution of steel production to the resources of the armed forces.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of jobs that will be supported at BAE Systems in Samlesbury by the F-35 programme; and for how long those jobs...

  • Home Office

    • Deportation: West Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) detainees, (b) security guards and (c) independent witnesses were on board the deportation charter flight from Stansted Airport...

    • Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to announce the budget for the new Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority; and whether that budget will be expanded in...

      Police: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress the Metropolitan Police Service has made on piloting and evaluating the use by police officers of body-worn cameras; and if...

      Police: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of changes in the number of back office staff on the time spent on administrative duties by...

      Immigration Act 2016

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to extend or give effect to the provisions in the Immigration Act 2016 in respect of (a) residential tenancies, (b)...

      Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with the tobacco industry on the Government's commitment to tackle the illicit trade in tobacco products.

  • HM Treasury

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Department for Energy and Climate Change: EU Law

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

    • Department for Energy and Climate Change: EU Action

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

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what support the Government plans to provide to communities in (a) West Cumbria and (b) Somerset (i) during and (ii) after the...

      Energy: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assistance her Department provides to UK-based companies seeking to export energy and fuel; and if she will make a statement.

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent progress has been made on her Department's market stabilisation Contract for Difference policy; and if she will make a...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of leaving the EU on the UK's ability to meet its climate change targets.

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate she has made of the number of trees that have been felled to be used as biofuel or biomass in each of the last five years.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Public Sector: Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will estimate the amount lost to cyber fraud in the public sector in each year since 2010.

    • National Cyber Security Centre

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what powers the National Cyber Security Centre will have to ensure that key infrastructure providers act on the advice it gives.

      Cabinet Office EU Unit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he plans to take to ensure that the new EU Unit recruits people with an appropriate level of expertise.

      UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government plans to take to ensure that there is cross-party input into discussions with the devolved parliamentary bodies and...

      Trade: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government plans to establish a Department for Trade.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Procurement

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

    • Bees: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her counterpart in the Northern Ireland Executive on the increase in the rate of...

      Whales: South Atlantic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has made to the International Whaling Commission on Japan's resumption of whaling in the South Atlantic.

      Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent progress she has made in achieving and implementing the Aichi biodiversity targets.

  • Department of Health

    • Haematological Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings of the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey 2015 on the proportion...

    • Cancer: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to raise public awareness of blood cancer and other cancers for which symptoms can be non-specific and have...

      Dental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people in the UK who had gum disease in each of the last five years.

      Dental Health: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make laser treatment for chronic gum disease available on the NHS.

      Drugs and Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people of each gender over the age of 50 have been treated for (a) drug and (b) alcohol addiction in each of the last five years.

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will withdraw his proposal to replace bursaries for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals with student loans.

      Prosthetics: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the announcement in paragraph 1.97 of the March 2016 Budget, on funding for child prosthetics, (a) by what mechanisms people can...

      Neuromuscular Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the outcome of the EU referendum on continued access to emerging treatments for muscular...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how he plans to implement the General Practice Forward View published by NHS England in April 2016.

      Pregnancy: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress the Government has made on supporting women with perinatal mental health issues.

      Lung Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people diagnosed with lung diseases.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how NHS England plans to ensure that implementation of the cancer strategy published by the Independent Cancer Taskforce in July 2015 includes sufficient...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to improve the provision of mental health services.

      Cancer: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress his Department has made on improving cancer survival rates.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with Ministers of the Scottish Government on payments for people affected by contaminated blood.

  • Department for International Development

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consult widely on how the UK's contributions to EU programmes for disaster relief, aid and development might be used in the future.

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Health Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to implement health education as a compulsory part of the PSHE curriculum, inspected by Ofsted, from age five to 18, in the light...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what further representations they have made to the government of Israel to enable the legal team headed by Baroness Scotland of Asthal that produced the...

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they intend to make to the government of Israel asking them to take financial responsibility for the territories they occupy.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning cuts in water supply to areas of the West Bank.

      Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that ISIS has (1) executed five activists who had been collecting...

      Turkey: Press Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Turkey following the recent arrests of Erol Önderoğlu, Ahmet Nesin, and Sebnem Korur...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Fracking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Secretary of State for Energy will respond to the Committee on Climate Change's report on the environmental impact of shale gas fracking submitted...

  • Cabinet Office

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