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Written answers

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Bus Services Bill (HL)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 1 July 2016 to Question 40586, which key stakeholders his Department has met to discuss the potential contents of the...

    • Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the proportion of buses on the road in England that he expects to be in compliance with the Public Service Vehicle...

      Bus Service Operators Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to page 8 of the Bus Services Bill Impact Assessments, how much public money has been spent on incentivising bus operators to share...

      Bus Services: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost to the public purse has been of making the bus registration process digital.

      Department for Transport: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, (a) how much has been paid to officials of his Department as an additional incentive for working overtime on top of their normal overtime payments,...

      Bus Services: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 July 2016 to Question 41437, what his policy is on establishing a statutory independent body representing bus users to...

      Motorway Service Areas: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many motorway service stations have rapid chargers installed to allow charging of electric vehicles.

      Highways England: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many Highways England vehicles there are available for motorway patrol; how many such vehicles are deployed at any one time; and how many such...

      Calder Valley Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential economic benefits to Bradford and the wider regional economy of electrifying the Calder Valley line.

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Oral Answer of 30 June 2016 to Question 905567, HC Deb, column 463, what discussions he has had with the Secretaries of State for Work...

      Roads: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 25 February 2016 to Question 27762, on roads: suicide, how many suicides or attempted suicides have been recorded on the...

      Midland Main Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on his Department's plans for electrification of the Midland Main Line.

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on which safety responsibilities Govia Thameslink Railway Ltd plans to be discharged by staff employed in the...

      Southern: Strikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government has given permission for Southern rail services to be cancelled during the planned strike in July 2016.

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he plans to take to ensure that Govia Thameslink Railway Limited operate the Southern and London Midlands franchises to a high standard.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Communities and Local Government: UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of which policy areas within his Department's remit will be affected by the outcome of the EU...

    • Homelessness: Single People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that local authorities provide adequate support to single people who are at risk...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Armenia: Genocide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government plans to recognise the mass killings of Armenian Christians by the Ottoman Empire as genocide.

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, (a) how much has been paid to officials of his Department as an additional incentive for working overtime on top of their...

      Iran: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will urge the government of Iran to apply without discrimination Article 58 of the Islamic Penal Code to permit Kamal...

      Turkey: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of support provided by the Turkish government to refugees and asylum seekers in...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions the Government has had with the French government on Israel and Palestine since the conference organised by...

      Libya: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the long-term stability of the region of the composition of the Libyan...

      Iraq: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy to instigate a prompt and independent inquiry into the (a) missile attack on Camp Liberty on 4...

      UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the outcome of the EU referendum.

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to protect the interests of Gibraltar as a result of the outcome of the EU referendum.

      UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of withdrawal from the EU on the UK's role in global affairs.

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations the UK Government has made to the Iranian authorities on the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

      Sudan: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's objectives are for the UK-Sudan strategic dialogue.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Community Policing: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions she has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on community-based policing.

    • Police Service of Northern Ireland: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions she has had with the Police Federation of Northern Ireland on levels of recruitment to the Police Service of Northern...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

  • Department for International Development

  • HM Treasury

    • Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the proposed Apprenticeship Levy on Barnett consequentials.

    • Financial Services: Employment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with stakeholders on the implication of the outcome of the EU referendum for future levels of employment in the UK...

      National Insurance Contributions: Complaints

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints relating to class 2 national insurance contributions have been received by HM Revenue and Customs in each of the last three years.

      National Insurance Contributions: Complaints

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that all outstanding complaints relating to class 2 national insurance contributions are resolved before those...

      Pay: Birmingham

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what change there has been in the level of (a) income tax receipts from and (b) average wages in Birmingham over the last 10 years; and what steps he has...

      Treasury: Public Expenditure

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what funding was allocated to each of his Department's sub-divisions in each year since 2009-10; and what forecasts of allocations have been made for future...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Answer of 12 May 2016 to Question 36723 on Revenue and Customs, if he will list all the teams within each of the five HM Revenue and...

      Tax Collection

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to table 7.1 of HM Revenue and Customs' document, Measuring Tax Gaps, 2015 Edition, published in October 2015, what definition his Department...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Squatting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to extend the provisions preventing squatting in residential buildings to non-residential premises.

    • Ministry of Justice: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, (a) how much has been paid to officials of his Department as an additional incentive for working overtime on top of their normal overtime payments, (b)...

      Prison Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of prison inspections in providing an accurate reflection of the work of prison service staff.

      Courts: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department plans further court closures in Greater London in the next 10 years.

      Police: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on international co-operation on policing and justice matters.

      Ministry of Justice: UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of which policy areas within his Department's remit will be affected by the outcome of the EU referendum.

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment the Government has made of the potential implications for UK human rights legislation of the outcome of the EU referendum.

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to introduce legislative proposals to limit the effect of EU law and the role of the Court of Justice of the EU within the UK during...

      Prisons: Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many 999 calls were made by each prison establishment between January 2012 and December 2014.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Churches: Blackburn

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what facilities are available for (a) lactating mothers and (b) the changing of babies within churches in the...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Deepcut Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the Government will establish an independent inquiry into deaths at Deepcut Barracks.

    • Armed Forces: Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many crimes have been committed by members of the cadet forces in each of the last five years.

      Awe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what changes were made to his Department's contract with AWE Management Ltd for the management and operation of the Atomic Weapons Establishment as a...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) armaments and (b) enhanced defensive aid have been fitted to the Voyager aircraft used for transporting senior Ministers; and what the cost is...

      Warships: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2106 to Question 40706, on Type 45 destroyers, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that other vessels which...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, (a) how much has been paid to officials of his Department as an additional incentive for working overtime on top of their normal overtime...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of in-work conditionality under universal credit on the number of people offered (a) full-time and...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many children he expects will be lifted out of poverty by the introduction of universal credit.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 1 December 2015 to Question 17582, what his Department's timetable is for the closure of the remaining...

      Jobcentres: Oldham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department plans to (a) close or (b) change the functions of the Jobcentre Plus facility in Oldham town centre.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, (a) how much has been paid to officials of his Department as an additional incentive for working overtime on top of their normal...

    • Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when his Department plans to commence the Triennial Review of Sales and Prizes.

      Sports: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make representations to the International Olympic Committee on upgrading the medals of British athletes who were placed...

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress his Department has made on the Triennial Review of gaming machine stakes and prizes.

  • Home Office

    • Travel Restrictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were prevented from travelling to the UK by the authority to carry scheme in each month of its operation.

    • Passports: Photographs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passport applications were rejected by HM Passport Office because of the quality of the identification photo supplied in the last...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will set up a website to provide up-to-date advice for EU citizens who are resident in the UK on their status following...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government plans to fulfil its commitment to accept unaccompanied refugee children following the UK vote to leave the EU.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the operation of the Border Force.

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many spousal visas have been granted in each of the last eight years.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the numbers of people arriving at UK border...

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many spousal visas were revoked in each of the last eight years.

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many revoked spousal visas have led to the deportation of the spouse concerned in each of the last eight years.

      Borders: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many vessels believed to have been attempting to enter the UK have Border Force officials intercepted in each of the last five years.

      Home Office: UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of which policy areas within her Department's remit will be affected by the outcome of the EU referendum.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made on visa applications for René González Sehwerert and Gerardo Hernández Nordelo; and whether such...

      Borders: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what changes the Government plans to make to policing arrangements (a) for the UK border with France and (b) in Calais as a result of the...

      Intelligence Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the security and intelligence agencies have held medical records as part of their bulk personal datasets.

      Migrant Workers: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assurance her Department plans to give EU nationals living in the UK and working in the voluntary sector on their right to remain in...

      Home Office: Babies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what facilities are available for (a) lactating mothers and (b) the changing of babies in her Department.

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the time taken to process counter-terrorism checks for job applications in (a) Northern Ireland and (b)...

  • Scotland Office

    • Sovereignty: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether an Act of Parliament would be required to allow a further binding referendum on Scottish independence.

    • Scotland Office: UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of which policy areas within his Department's remit will be affected by the outcome of the EU referendum.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • District Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many (a) help to buy, (b) shared ownership and (c) social housing new build properties participate in a district heating system.

    • Energy: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 4 July 2016 to Question 41418, whether she plans to start making projections of the cost of energy imports...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate she has made of the proportion of electricity that will be produced from renewable sources in (a) 2020, (b) 2030 and (c)...

      Energy: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 28 June 2016 to Question 41415, what assistance the Government provides for UK coal and gas producers...

      Department for Energy and Climate Change: Babies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what facilities are available for (a) lactating mothers and (b) the changing of babies in her Department.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Service: Pensions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government has taken to improve the performance of the Civil Service Pension Scheme since the publication of the National Audit Office...

    • Civil Servants: Pensions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many retired civil servants have not received pension payments from MyCSP for which they are eligible in (a) each of the last 12 months and (b)...

      Civil Servants: Pensions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many retired civil servants have received late pension payments from MyCSP in (a) each of the last 12 months and (b) each month since that company...

      Domestic Visits

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 1 July 2016 to Question 40722, if his Department will review its official guidance on the keeping of travel records of...

      Armed Forces: Census

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will take steps to ensure that questions that would enable local authorities to ascertain the number of (a) veterans and (b) service personnel...

      Separation: Older People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what information the Government holds on the incidence of relationship break-up among people aged over 50 years of age in each of the last five years.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much was spent on each young person taking part in the National Citizens Service (NCS) in each of the last three financial years; how much is...

      Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 13 June 2016 to Question 39321, on Civil Service recruitment, what assessment he has made of the effect of the geographical...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that deaf young people who are reliant on communication support such as sign language interpreters are...

      Cabinet Office EU Unit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans for the EU Unit to include voluntary sector representation or request input from that sector.

      Public Bodies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of public bodies across government.

  • Department for Education

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the average cost is of (a) the current bovine TB skin test and (b) the gamma interferon test; and what assessment her...

    • Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy to adopt the gamma interferon test as the primary standardised test to detect TB in cattle.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, (a) how much has been paid to officials of her Department as an additional incentive for working overtime on top of their...

      Bees: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons Northern Irish beekeepers are prevented from registering on BeeBase.

      Bees: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to support beekeepers whose colonies are at risk from fatal diseases.

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dogs have been processed under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 in each year since 1992; and if she will make a statement.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of which policy areas within her Department's remit will be affected by the outcome of the EU...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent changes her Department has made to licensing criteria for badger control in England.

      Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has amended its draft of the 25 year plan on food and farming as a result of the outcome of the EU...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress she has made on publishing the Natural Environment Plan.

      Agriculture: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of future tariffs on trade with EU countries on the food and farming...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps she has taken to prevent increases in bovine TB herd-to-herd infection rates.

  • Department of Health

    • Yoga

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of making yoga available through the NHS for treatment and recovery; and if he will make a statement.

    • Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to review the decision to remove peptide receptor radionuclide therapy treatments from the Cancer Drugs Fund list.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable is for personalised medicines for inoperable cancers to be available on the NHS.

      Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to help reduce avoidable deaths in people below 70 years of age.

      Headaches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Government plans for TEV-48125 to be made available on the NHS.

      Neuroblastoma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether new treatments for high-risk neuroblastoma are planned for availability on the NHS.

      Pain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps NHS England has taken to assist in reducing the incidence of chronic pain.

      Neuromuscular Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to support the development of clinician-led neuromuscular networks across England.

      Neuromuscular Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to ensure that UK access to emerging treatments for (a) muscular dystrophy and (b) other neuromuscular conditions is maintained in...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent progress has been made on the Competition Market Authority's investigation into claims that generic drug procurement costs are being...

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if NHS England-appointed Maternity Choice and Personalisation pioneers will take steps to improve outcomes in high-risk multiple pregnancies.

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether NHS England plans to review individual maternity-related strategic transformation plans to see how each local area plans to improve outcomes in...

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether NHS England plans to include the measurement of outcomes in multiple pregnancies in annual reporting for clinical commissioning groups which...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will direct Public Health England to commission research into the inequality of the distribution of sexually transmitted infections between young...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department provides for people on their options for accessing safe and reliable treatments which are not offered through the NHS.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department plans to publish the final Accelerated Access Review related to drug development and innovation; and if he will make a statement.

      Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the extent to which UK drug and alcohol treatment is dependent on EU funding streams; whether such streams...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to require manufacturers to display the calorific content of alcoholic drinks on labels.

      Tobacco: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to review advertising regulations for reduced-harm tobacco products to take account of the potential of those products to...

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent work his Department has commissioned with the Public Health Research Consortium on the effects of e-cigarettes.

  • Department for Transport

    • Bats: Cornwall

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many bats are currently estimated to be using the bat bridges built over the Dobwalls bypass in Cornwall; and how that number compares with the number...

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd to have completed its report on the potential maximisation of rail use for the handling of spoil and construction...

      Taxis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to introduce legislation to modernise the regulation of taxis and private hire vehicles.

      Airports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether when undertaking further work on the options for airport expansion they will include a review of the current safety and security risks associated...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Sudan: Mining

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports that Regency Mining is undertaking mining operations in South Kordofan.

    • Turkey: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made representations to the government of Turkey about (1) violence in the Turkish Grand National Assembly, and (2) the disproportionate...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what evidence they have of rocket and mortar attacks on civilians in the Sheikh Maqsoud area of Aleppo by the Fatah Halat coalition of Islamist militants or...

      Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan (1) following the statement of the Chairman of the Pakistan Senate's Standing Committee on...

      Iraq: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the lessons to be learnt from the flight of refugees from Fallujah and applied to the liberation of Mosul when it takes...

      Turkey: Kurds

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what reports they have received of infringements of international law or the personal rights of civilians during the official total curfew imposed on Cizre,...

      Uganda: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the political and human rights situation in Uganda following the election earlier this year.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Small Businesses

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implications for small businesses of the UK leaving the EU.

  • Department for International Development

    • Iraq: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of (1) the humanitarian challenges faced by people fleeing Fallujah following the military offensive there, and (2) the views...

    • Tristan da Cunha: RMS St Helena

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the extension in service of the RMS St Helena, whether there are any plans for the ship to visit Tristan da Cunha.

      Medecins Sans Frontieres: EU Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of Médecins Sans Frontières' rejection of EU funding in Sudan in response to the EU's policies on migrants...

  • Department for Education

    • Standards and Testing Agency: Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the net expenditure of the Standards and Testing Agency in the year ending March 2012 was over 25 per cent lower than the average yearly net expenditure...

    • Qualifications

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether there was a significant disparity between the (1) GCSE, and (2) A-level, results of students living in rural areas...

      Teachers: Degrees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of teachers in state schools have (1) masters degrees, and (2) doctorates.

      Adoption

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the difference between the academic performance of adopted children and that of their peers in (1) GCSEs, and (2) A-levels,...

      Schools: Vetting

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what level of check by the Disclosure and Barring Service is required for someone to work in a school as a non-teaching staff member.

      Pupils: Languages

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they maintain data on the number of primary-school pupils who are (1) bilingual, and (2) trilingual.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Qualifications

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the re-offending rates of prisoners who have completed (1) GCSEs, and (2) A-levels, while in prison.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Red Arrows

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the safety reasons behind the Red Arrows' decision not to perform at Fowey Royal Regatta this year.

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much the Ministry of Defence spent on Overseas Development Assistance between April 2015 and March 2016, and what measures were used to ensure high...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Rural Payments Agency: Performance Related Pay

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 11 May (HL8277), whether the Chief Executive of the Rural Payments Agency will receive a bonus...

  • Home Office

    • 101 Calls

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make the police information number 101 a free phone number.

    • National Security

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the sharing of policing and security information between the UK and other EU member states is continuing in the light of the result of the EU...

      Members and Peers: Security

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the murder of Jo Cox MP, whether they plan to introduce national co-ordinating arrangements to provide a consistent level of security...

      Radicalism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have a strategy to combat the use of social media as a tool for radicalisation and the promotion of terrorism.

      Surrey Police: Public Appointments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to appoint a permanent Chief Constable of Surrey.

      Police: Biometrics

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what legislation governs the retention of facial custody images.

      Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of asylum applications have been accepted in the UK in the last 12 months.

      Racial Hatred

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of report by the National Police Chiefs' Council suggesting a 57 per cent increase in hate crimes in the UK since the referendum on UK...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to prevent human trafficking within the UK and to prosecute those responsible.

      Cultural Heritage: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 28 June (HL Deb, col 1490) that the military and police need to have adequate resources, how many police...

  • HM Treasury

    • EU Grants and Loans: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the £660 million to be available to Northern Ireland and the southern border counties under PEACE IV, and other EU Structural Fund subventions,...

    • Unpaid Taxes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to reduce the level of uncollected tax, and if so, to what extent, and within what timescale.

      Bank Services: Muslims

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received about the summary and non-appealable closure by UK-based banks of accounts belonging to Muslims or Muslim...

      Gift Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government on how many occasions (1) in the last tax year for which figures are available, and (2) for each of the tax years since the introduction of Gift Aid, HMRC...

      Public Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the result of the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU, whether they now intend to bring forward an emergency budget including tax...

  • Department of Health

    • Contraceptives

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of Public Health England's Strategic plan for the next four years: better outcomes by 2020, what plans they have to work with the Association...

    • Health

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of Public Health England's Strategic plan for the next four years: better outcomes by 2020, what plans they have to consider investment in...

      Health

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of Public Health England's Strategic plan for the next four years: better outcomes by 2020, what plans they have to consider the sexual and...

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Department of Health's Framework for Sexual Health Improvement in England, published in March 2013, what steps they have taken to ensure...

      Contraceptives

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the (1) number, and (2) proportion, of healthcare professionals who have received training in each year since 2005 to fit...

      Contraceptives

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what monitoring is conducted to ensure that local authorities commission open-access contraceptive services for all persons present in their area.

      Hepatitis: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance they have issued to ensure that HIV clinics also test patients annually for hepatitis C.

      Social Work: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what resources were allocated in, or are planned for, (1) 2016–17, (2) 2017–18, (3) 2018–19, and (4) 2019–20, for (a) university...

      Department of Health

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the decision to abolish the Nursing Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals policy unit within the...

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