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Written answers

Thursday, 21 July 2016

  • Prime Minister

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish the evidence base for the choice of descriptors used in work capability assessments.

    • Personal Independence Payment: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish the internal guidance that his Department issues to staff on the safeguards that those staff must observe when...

      Refugees: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to make financial support available to refugees and people in Britain with humanitarian protection status who...

      Employment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to support young people with (a) disabilities and (b) long-term health conditions to find permanent employment.

      Social Security Benefits: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether people resident in Britain with (a) refugee or (b) humanitarian protection status can claim (i) personal independence payments and...

      Universal Credit: Bury St Edmunds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants there were in Bury St Edmunds constituency in (a) June 2015, (b) December 2015 and (c) the latest month...

      Social Security Benefits: Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress his Department has made on introducing a secure online portal through which new claimants of working-age benefits can submit...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether a public consultation will form part of the 30-month review of the introduction of child maintenance service changes.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on backdating payments for personal independence payment applicants who receive an uprating as a result of a tribunal...

      Jobcentre Plus: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the minimum requirements set by his Department are for Jobcentre Plus to ensure that it is not neglectful in its duty of care towards a...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families accessed support from the Child Support Agency in (a) Bury St Edmunds constituency, (b) the East of England and (c) England...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received on reforming the questions asked on asylum applications related to persecution related to religious...

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of the correspondence her Department has received from hon. Members has related to matters about visas in the last 12 months.

      Immigration Controls: Channel Ferries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons the UK Border Agency did not carry out any checks on vehicles crossing from Poole to Cherbourg on the ferry Barfleur on 23...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will introduce a maximum limit on the length of time an individual can be detained under immigration powers.

      Asylum: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many requests have been made by (a) France, (b) Greece and (c) Italy for the UK to take charge of an asylum application under the family...

      Asylum: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the time taken to process applications related to refugee family reunion.

  • Department of Health

    • Food: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of television advertising of junk food before the 9pm watershed on the health of children and young...

    • Cancer: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has had made of the effect of the introduction of the HPV vaccination on reducing the incidence of head and neck cancer among men who...

      Breast Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on co-operation on developing and making available new drugs to treat breast cancer.

      Chronic Illnesses: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 2 March 2016 to Question 28759, whether the mental health needs of children with epilepsy and other long-term conditions...

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to ensure different regulatory regimes for heated tobacco devices and other new tobacco-based products,...

      South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the failures identified by the Care Quality Commission in the South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust were first drawn to his...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health, House of Lords, 9 July 2015, Official Report, column...

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his Department's evaluation of the autism awareness project, what measures his Department plans to use to demonstrate (a) how many more...

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the NHS requires organisations bidding for out of area contracts to have been inspected and rated by the Care Quality Commission before bidding.

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how (a) residents, (b) patients, (c) clinical commissioning groups and (d) NHS England can assess the standard and quality of care offered by an NHS body...

      NHS: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how NHS England assesses bids for contracts where some of the bidding organisations have not provided a similar service previously or have not provided a...

      Care Homes: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the timing of the announcement on the rate for NHS-funded nursing care for residents of care homes in...

      West Cumberland Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 5 July 2016 to Question 41907, for what reasons the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State did not visit West Cumberland...

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 14 July 2016 to Question 42405, on what date his Department commenced work on the impact assessment on changes to the budget...

      Travellers: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the implications are for his Department's guidance to local authorities on Gypsy and Traveller Assessments of the recommendations of the report by...

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the cancellation of the care.data scheme; and what plans he has for the deletion of all...

      Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications of VM Langfords entering administration for the provision of patient transport services in Sussex.

      Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which (a) patient transport service and (b) other contracts Coproforma holds with the NHS; and what the value is of each such contract.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the average annual financial cost incurred by mental health trusts as a result of unavailability of beds on mental health...

      Cancer: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has conducted on variations in cancer survival rates between different (a) parts of the UK and (b) socio-economic groups.

      Transplant Surgery: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many British citizens in each of the last five years travelled from the UK to China for organ transplant operations.

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 1 July 2016 to Question 40562, if his Department will publish details of which stakeholders it plans to engage with before...

      Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many companies that provide patient transport services within the NHS have gone bankrupt or into administration while providing that service in each...

      Dentistry: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the funding provided by Health Education England for dental foundation training to facilitate access to...

      Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will consult professional bodies to determine workforce requirements prior to the publication of Health Education England's Workforce...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the devolution of NHS workforce planning.

      Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what procedures are in place to safeguard patient transport services if a private provider of such a service goes into administration.

      Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the number of occasions on which bailiffs have seized operational equipment from private providers of NHS...

      Sepsis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to support the Department of International and European Affairs of the German Ministry of Health's draft resolution on sepsis for the...

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether NHS England published all of the recommendations made in June 2016 by its Clinical Priorities Advisory Group relating to the medical...

      Miscarriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many women in each of the last five years had a miscarriage.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the financial cost of incidences of human error within the NHS; and what steps his Department has taken to reduce the...

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of ambulance call-outs were for minor ailments in each (a) former strategic health authority area and (b) clinical commissioning group in...

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many accident and emergency visits there were for minor ailments in each clinical commissioning group in each year since 2012-13.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Government about financial support for victims of contaminated blood.

      Clinical Psychologists: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to require clinical psychologists to contribute to their training costs either through (a) direct payment and (b) reduction in salary;...

      West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the level of remuneration was for the chair of NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group in 2015-16; and what assessment he has made of his...

      Obesity: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the obesity rate is in Lancashire.

      Clinical Commissioning Groups: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what level of pension benefit payments has been awarded to each part-time chair of clinical commissioning group governing bodies in each of the last five...

      Drugs: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department plans to respond to its consultation on changes to the statutory scheme to control the prices of branded health service medicines.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Engineering and Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the outcome of the referendum on UK membership of the EU, if he will take steps to help the UK retain...

    • Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether responsibility for digital consumer rights sits within his Department.

      Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether responsibility for the Digital Single Market and the digital economy sits within his Department.

      Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether, following the recent machinery of government changes, the National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines is...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of his Department's total budget in each of the next five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many Civil Servants employed by the Department for Energy and Climate Change he expects to move to employment in...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department will be responsible for family-friendly employment policy and the right to request flexible...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will respond to the findings of the Human Rights Watch report, Saudi Coalition Airstrikes Target Civilian Factories in Yemen, on remnants of...

    • Defence Business Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to announce the award date for the Defence Business Services corporate services integration and innovation provider contract; and if he...

      Defence Business Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to postpone issuing a formal contract notice in the Official Journal of the European Union for the outsourcing of Defence Business...

      Military Aircraft: Kingston upon Hull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make it his policy to reduce the number of military planes flying over Hull particularly at night.

      Libya: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many RAF flights over Libya have taken place each month between January and June 2016; what the purpose was of such flights; and what the type of...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • West Midlands Combined Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the staff time of Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council involved in...

    • Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the conclusions of his Department's consultation on proposed changes to National Planning Policy will be published...

      Refugees: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what (a) funding and (b) guidance his Department provides to local authorities to enable people who have recently been granted...

      Sleeping Rough: Redcar and Cleveland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of people rough sleeping in Redcar and Cleveland in each year since 2010.

      Rent Repayment Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to monitor the use of extended Rent Repayment Orders.

      Local Government Executive: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to improve the training offered to (a) the leaders of local authorities and (b) local...

      Public Houses: Ribble Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many pubs have closed down in the Ribble Valley in the last three years.

      Councillors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to encourage high quality candidates with (a) public and (b) private sector experience to...

  • HM Treasury

    • Business: Loans

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the means of complaint and recourse available for customers when commercial loan books are...

    • Public Expenditure: Wales

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to make additional funding available to Wales after the UK's exit from the European Union.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to make additional funding available to the Welsh Health Service as a result of the decision to offer increased annual payments to victims...

      VAT: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to devolve the setting of VAT rates to the Scottish Parliament after the withdrawal of the UK from the EU.

      EU Grants and Loans: Northern Ireland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which (a) completed, (b) in progress and (c) scheduled projects in Northern Ireland have received or are scheduled to receive EU funding; what assessment he...

      Financial Services: Equal Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will encourage companies to sign up to the Women in Finance Charter.

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government plans to maintain the level of funding currently delivered through the European Regional Development Fund and European Social Fund.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate his Department has made of the length of time it will take to negotiate trade agreements with the UK's major trading partners...

    • Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many full-time equivalent officials in (a) his Department and (b) other government departments work in the National Contact Point for...

      Department for International Trade: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many trade specialists are currently employed by his Department; and if he will make a statement.

      Department for International Trade: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate he has made of his Department's total budget in each of the next five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Developing Countries: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether UK trade negotiators will be instructed to consider the risks and opportunities for poverty reduction in the least developed...

      Developing Countries: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to ensure that the UK's future trade agreements take into account their potential effect on exports from the least...

      Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether he plans to maintain the target set by the last Government to raise the level of British exports to £1 trillion by 2020.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Agriculture: Females

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will take steps to ensure that women in the agricultural sector receive equal pay to men.

    • Equality and Human Rights Commission: Finance

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the Equality and Humans Rights Committee's budget will be for (a) 2016-17, (b) 2017-18, (c) 2018-19 and (d) 2019-20.

      Employment: Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what discussions she has had with his Cabinet colleagues on the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the legal framework for equal treatment...

  • Department for Transport

    • Southern: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, in which reporting periods Southern Railway's performance met the specified benchmarks set out in the franchise agreement since that agreement was signed.

    • Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what comparative assessment he has made of the effect on the environment of vehicles using (a) diesel and (b) liquefied petroleum gas.

      Road Traffic: Bury St Edmunds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many traffic surveys and counts his Department has conducted in Bury St Edmunds constituency since 2010.

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent research his Department has conducted on (a) the merits of static speed cameras and (b) the effect of conspicuously marking such cameras...

      Railway Stations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress he has made on providing a further round of accessibility funding for (a) lifts and (b) other accessibility devices at mainline railway...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the official distances between London and Birmingham are for the (a) shortest journey by road, (b) shortest existing journey by rail and (c)...

      Southern: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the performance of Southern Railway Limited for the period 11 to 18 July 2016 met the specified benchmarks in the Remedial Plan.

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 17 June 2016 to Question 40332, on Thameslink railway line: rolling stock, whether his Department has received any...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which fees (a) have been paid and (b) are due to be paid to Tim Mould QC for work relating to High Speed 2.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential economic benefit to Bradford of any expansion of Heathrow.

      Roads: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential economic effect on the West Yorkshire area of improvement of the road network between Huddersfield and...

      M62: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential economic effect on the West Yorkshire area of an additional junction on the M62 between junctions 24 and 25.

      London City Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when a decision will be made on the expansion of London City Airport.

      Crossrail 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 13 June 2016 to Question 39611, when he plans to consider whether there is a good business case and funding available for...

      Transport: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department spent on transport infrastructure projects in (a) Bury St Edmunds constituency and (b) Suffolk in each year from 2010-11 to...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Kuwait: Minority Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on the bedoon community in Kuwait; and if he will make a statement.

    • Kuwait: Minority Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he and his Department have discussed the position of the bedoon community with the Kuwaiti government.

      Kashmir: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Indian government to ensure the welfare and safe return of British citizens...

      Western Sahara: Natural Resources

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will call for an end to the extraction of natural resources from Western Sahara through agreements that disregard the...

      UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on how many (a) Saharawi and (b) Moroccan people are employed by MINURSO in Western Sahara.

      Western Sahara: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the UN Security Council on setting a date for a free and fair referendum in Western Sahara...

      UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations at the meeting of the UN Security Council on 26 July 2016 that MINURSO must be enabled to...

      Kashmir: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Indian government on suppression of the press in Kashmir and Jammu.

      Kashmir: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government is making to the government of Indian on the Indian Armed Forces (Jammu and Kashmir)...

      Kashmir: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Indian government on civilians killed and injured in Kashmir since the death of...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to increase access to education for children who are missing out on education because of conflict,...

    • Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that humanitarian assistance reaches children and families in besieged towns in Syria.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will consider extending current programme partnership arrangements until a replacement mechanism is introduced.

      Africa: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department has provided for food production projects in Africa in each of the last five years; and what involvement...

      Ethiopia: Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the effects of the food crisis in Ethiopia on people in that country.

      Ethiopia: Droughts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support local faith and church networks in Ethiopia in their efforts to assist people affected...

  • Department for Education

    • Universities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what representations she has (a) made to and (b) received from universities on the implications of the outcome of the referendum on the UK's...

    • National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of key stage 2 tests in 2016 have required remarking.

      National Curriculum Tests: Reading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the (a) provisional overall pass rate was for key stage 2 reading in 2016 and (b) overall pass rate for key stage 2 reading was in each of the...

      Primary Education: Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the total cost to the public purse was of the Small Schools Taskforce report on free school meals.

      Foreign Students: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of leaving the EU on the number of UK students studying overseas at universities in EU...

      Academies: Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many primary and secondary academies and free schools teach sex and relationships education.

      Overseas Students: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of the outcome of the EU referendum on EU students wishing to study in UK universities.

      Academies: National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her policy to publish Key Stage 2, 3 and 4 results for all multi-academy trusts.

      Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, in which local authority areas there have been class sizes of more than 30 in the last three years.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of differential rates of apprenticeship completion by sector; and if she will make a statement.

      Teachers: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what representations her Department has received on the recommendations of the Report of the Independent Teacher Workload Review Group entitled...

      Secondary Education: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department has given from the public purse to each Nottinghamshire secondary school through the Year 7 catch-up grant in each of the last...

      Schools: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the reduction in General Annual Grant for (a) secondary and (b) primary schools in Nottinghamshire is from academic year 2015-16 to academic year...

      Secondary Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans for the Year 7 catch-up grant for secondary schools to continue after academic year 2016-17.

      Academies: Accountability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she has taken to ensure the accountability of academies to their local community; and if she will make a statement.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Digital Technology: South Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he has made to promote digital inclusion in the South Wales Valleys.

    • Charities: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential effect on funding for charities of the outcome of the EU referendum.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she plans to establish a non-departmental public body as part of the process of placing the National Citizen Service on a...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the effect of broader changes to funding of youth services on the objectives of the National Citizen...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the cost-effectiveness of the National Citizen Service programme compared with other youth social...

      Charities: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she plans to take to help charities improve their digital capabilities.

      Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to improve public trust and confidence in charities.

      Gyms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will hold discussions with representatives of gyms on ensuring that the fitness levels of new members is assessed before they...

      Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has (a) made to and (b) received from charities since the outcome of the EU referendum.

      Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will take steps to provide assurances to the charity sector on the future (a) funding and (b) operations of charities following...

      Digital Technology: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of tracking of digital devices through Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on consumer rights and...

      Voluntary Work: Bury St Edmunds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many young people in Bury St Edmunds constituency participated in the National Citizen Service in each of the last two years.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Alternative Fuels: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effect of the Alternative Fuels Framework on implementation of the...

    • Ash Dieback Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding her Department is making available to replace trees that die of ash dieback disease.

      Pets: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she plans to bring forward legislative proposals on the breeding and selling of pet animals.

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many food inspectors the Food Standards Agency (a) employed in each of the last five years and (b) plans to employ in...

      Bakery Products: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of price trends in the baked goods market on (a) the pay and conditions of...

      Environment Protection: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans her Department has to ensure that environmental standards currently enforced by the EU are written into UK law.

      Poultry: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to ban the culling of chicks in the poultry industry.

      Environment Protection: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to bring forward legislative proposals on banning microbeads and microplastics in all personal care...

      Dangerous Dogs: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many attacks on humans by dangerous dogs have been reported in Lancashire in the last five years.

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she plans to take during the negotiations to leave the EU to ensure that UK environmental policies continue to...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

  • Attorney General

    • Rape: Convictions

      To ask the Attorney General, what assessment he has made of the reasons for variations across police force areas in conviction rates for rape offences.

    • Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the rate of criminal prosecutions.

  • Wales Office

    • UK Withdrawal from EU: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what role the Welsh Government will have in negotiating the terms of the UK's exit from the EU.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Internet: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if she will bring forward plans to consolidate existing legislation on online abuse and malicious communication.

    • Bill of Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when she expects to bring forward proposals for a British Bill of Rights.

      Euthanasia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her policy of the Belgian court ruling that a nursing home did not have the right to refuse...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Economic and Domestic Affairs Secretariat: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much the Economic and Domestic Affairs secretariat spent on legal advice relating to Freedom of Information cases in the last 12 months.

    • Cabinet Office: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 18 July 2016 to Question 42517, how many members of staff who are in receipt of a private secretary allowance are Senior...

      Civil Servants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government plans to introduce further restrictions on the posts that EU nationals are able to (a) work in and (b) apply for within the...

      Extended Ministerial Offices

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many extended Ministerial offices have been shut down since 13 July 2016.

      Cabinet Office: Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether any pay rises were awarded to special advisers in the Cabinet Office since 17 December 2015.

  • Department for Transport

    • Cycling

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many employers offered a package the value of which was above that normally permissible under a Cycle to Work Scheme in circumstances in which an...

    • Cycling

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what provision they have made to include disabled cyclists within the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy.

      Bus Services Bill (HL)

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Competition and Markets Authority about the potential contents of secondary legislation and guidance needed to...

      Road Signs and Markings

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government who is responsible for ensuring that road signs on Highways England and local authority roads are visible, clean and not obscured by foliage; and how members...

      Ferries: Isle of Wight

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 6 May (HL7878), when the Marine and Coastguard Agency will institute a prosecution of those...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Council Tax: Arrears

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Citizens Advice Bureau report Catching Up: improving council tax arrears collection published on 8 July, and of why...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the economies of the Caribbean and British Overseas Territories of the result of the referendum on the UK's...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Ministers: Twitter

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which ministers have official ministerial Twitter accounts; and whether they have plans to close those accounts.

  • Department for International Development

    • Afghanistan: Minerals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to assist the government of Afghanistan in preventing any illegal trade in lapis lazuli and other minerals.

    • Afghanistan: Natural Resources

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to support the government of Afghanistan in strengthening its capacity to control the exports and supply chains of the...

      Afghanistan: Rural Areas

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to ensure that the National Solidarity Programme in Afghanistan receives adequate support and delivers the necessary assistance...

      St Helena: Transport

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received about transport services to St Helena.

      St Helena: Aviation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the proposal by the Namibia Atlantic Aero Partnership for an air service from Namibia to St Helena.

      Bangladesh: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what portion of the Department for International Development funds provided to Bangladesh are used to promote freedom of religion and belief and the...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage young people to serve in their community through supporting full-time, long-term volunteering.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many unaccompanied minors seeking asylum have been successfully transferred to the UK in each month since the introduction of Dublin III in January 2013,...

    • Territorial Waters: Security

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are investigating the use of University Royal Naval Unit craft and the Maritime Volunteer Service to increase the number of platforms available...

      Territorial Waters: Security

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the National Maritime Intelligence Centre has any command and control authority over assets available for security of UK territorial seas.

  • HM Treasury

    • Sterling

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to strengthen the British pound in the light of the result of the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Belfast Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the concept of parity of esteem, as outlined in the Belfast Agreement 1998, will be involved in any way in the arrangements for withdrawal from the...

  • Department of Health

    • Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the advice by Professors Stanley, Lawler, Graham, and others, to extend HPV vaccinations to boys to curb the spread of...

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