Written answers

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many platform train interface incidents have been reported on the national rail network in each year since 2010.

    • Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of automated ticket machines in ensuring that rail commuters are always offered the lowest fare.

      Level Crossings: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2016 to Question 40827, what his Department's revenue expenditure other than Network Rail expenditure was on the...

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made in implementing smart ticketing across the rail network; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: Market Harborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 May 2016 to Question 36626, what contributions he expects the Local Enterprise Partnerships to make towards the cost of...

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects Network Rail to publish an update to its industry electrification strategy.

      London Bridge Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans that the new platforms at London Bridge Station will become operational.

      Public Transport: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how the proposals contained in the Bus Services Bill will improve the ability of people with visual or hearing impairments to make use of public transport.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether HS2 Ltd has used (a) InSAR surveys and (b) other survey methods to survey ground movements on the proposed route of phase 2B of HS2 between...

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent progress has been made on the electrification of the Leeds-Harrogate-York railway line.

      A52

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of the proposed A52 improvement programme.

      Diesel Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to make it illegal to disable a diesel particulate filter.

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans are in place for the proposed fare increase due on 1 January 2017 to directly fund improvements on the GTR network.

      London Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government plans to impose conditions on the airport which is awarded an additional runway when making a decision on the expansion of...

      Heathrow Airport: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the documents provided by Transport for London to Greenpeace in response to a Freedom of Information request in April 2016, what...

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for local councils to bid for funds to improve local railway stations and rail services.

      Heathrow Airport: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if the Government will make it its policy that should a third runway be agreed at Heathrow Airport, that runway will not be permitted to operate if...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how long the average anticipated response time is for a review of a driving licence due to medical reasons.

      High Speed Two: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has been disbursed from the public purse in legal fees for solicitors, parliamentary agents, barristers and their staff who have been working...

      Transport: Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish the Modern Transport Bill announced in the Queen's Speech of 2016.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Work and Pensions on proposed changes to housing benefit and...

    • Communities and Local Government: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to implement the actions identified for it in the Government's Ending Violence against...

      Planning Permission: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of retrospective planning applications to local councils in (a) Devon and (b)...

      Planning Permission: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of the cost of a retrospective planning application is covered by the (a) applicant and (b) local authority.

      Planning Permission: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to change the proportion of the cost of retrospective planning applications currently paid by developers.

      Local Government: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what powers he intends to devolve to city regions; and if he will make a statement.

      Homelessness: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to require local authorities to prioritise homeless people in the allocation of social housing.

      Planning: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of making compulsory the accessibility standards outlined in the National...

      Planning Permission: Sites of Special Scientific Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the strength of a designation as a Site of Special Scientific Interest in determining planning...

      Homelessness: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department provided to each London borough in Homeless Prevention Grant for 2016-17.

      Local Authorities: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many councils do not currently have a five-year land supply.

      Beaches: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to assess public safety on beaches in England; and if he will make a statement.

      Tenancy Deposit Solutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what provisions there are for tenants to ensure that they able to recover security deposits that have been returned to the...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Manufacturing Industries: EU Internal Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential cost to (a) the aerospace industry, (b) the car manufacturing industry and...

    • Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Government plans to conclude and publish its consultation on establishing public central registers of...

      Safety: Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that personal protective equipment which does not comply with the...

      Safety: Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government plans to take steps to incorporate into UK law the new personal protective equipment regulations.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the combined total financial penalty was for non-compliance with the National Minimum Wage imposed on the 197...

      Employment Tribunals Service: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many financial penalties have been imposed to date on respondent employers under section 150 of the Small Business,...

      Citizens Advice Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government plans to increase funding to Citizens Advice Scotland in response to the transfer of social...

      Citizens Advice Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what Ministerial oversight he plans to put in place of the implementation of the key findings and recommendations of...

      Living Wage: Social services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the national living wage on sleep-in shifts in the...

      Personal Injury: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the oral contribution of the then Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills of 23...

      Business: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which Department will have lead responsibility for the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights.

      Director of Labour Market Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what timeline he has set for the appointment of the Director of Labour Market Enforcement.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Australia: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will raise with his Australian counterpart the issue of the living conditions of refugees on Nauru.

    • Pakistan: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support the Government is providing to Pakistan following the bomb attack on lawyers at a hospital in Quetta.

      Sri Lanka: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports his Department has received on the lack of clean water in Sri Lanka's Jaffna Peninsula; and if he will raise that...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the government of Israel on that government's resettlement programme and the...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many of his Department's staff are in receipt of support for private school fees for children whose parents are stationed...

      British Indian Ocean Territory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on the renewal of the lease on the Chagos Islands that ends on 31 December 2016; and if he will...

      Laurence Soper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Kosovo on the extradition of Abbot Laurence Soper.

      Syria: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he plans to take to support access for independent monitors to (a) places of detention in Syria and (b) Saydnaya prison.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 10 June 2016 to Question 39163, when the Government expects to publish its analysis of responses to the consultation on the...

    • Civil Service: Performance Appraisal

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his policy is on reform to the performance management systems used in the Civil Service; and if he will abolish the guided distribution model of...

      Electoral Commission

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reasons the proposals in Early Day Motion 278, on Office of Electoral Integrity, are not incorporated into the roles and responsibilities of...

      Government Departments: Reorganisation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to his Written Ministerial Statement of 18 July 2016 on Machinery of Government Changes, HCWS94, if he will publish data setting out all costs...

      Government Departments: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what savings the Efficiency and Reform Group has identified in each year since 2010.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what lessons the Government has learned about voter registration from the EU referendum campaign.

      Government Departments: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what measures his Department is putting in place to make government more cost-effective.

      National Flood Resilience Review

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent progress has been made on the National Flood Resilience Review.

      Low Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will ensure that all government departments produce an analysis of the effect of their policies on people who are low-paid.

  • Department for International Development

  • Department for Education

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what average length of time taken was to re-broker an academy that received formal intervention in each year since 2010.

    • Academies: Accountability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she has taken to ensure that multi-academy trusts are accountable to people living in the localities in which they operate; and if she will...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support is available to maintained schools to improve in advance of an academy order being issued.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the effect on the number of children participating in sport of the increase in the school sport premium from...

      Academies: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many academies have been judged inadequate in the last year; and how many such academies had their funding agreement terminated and were...

      Special Educational Needs: Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to restrict the amount spent by local authorities on legal support and advice in special educational needs and disability...

      Armed Forces: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children in an early years setting are in receipt of the service pupil premium.

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department plans to invest in early intervention services for young people with mental health conditions in each of the next five years.

      Department for Education: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to implement the actions identified for it in the Government's Ending Violence against Women and Girls Strategy...

      Schools: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to increase awareness of the problems caused by illegal drugs in schools among (a) pupils and (b) parents.

      Schools: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what mental health support is provided in schools to assist pupils with (a) self-harm and (b) body image related issues.

      Academies: Facilities Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of academies which take part in pooled trade union facility time arrangements.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Chelmsford Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps she plans to take in response to the most recent HM Inspectorate of Prisons report on HMP Chelmsford; and if she will make a statement.

    • Probate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what safeguards her Department is providing to enable applications to be filed for Grants of Probate in respect of Estates which do not have sufficient...

      Administration of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what monitoring her Department has carried out to ensure that no one is denied access to justice, regardless of ability to pay for legal representation.

      Injunctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many civil injunctions have been made under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

      Victims: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans she has to ensure appropriate arrangements are made available to safeguard vulnerable women who participate in criminal justice proceedings.

      Prison Sentences: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many males under 25 years old have been sentenced to immediate custody for (a) indictable offences and (b) all offences in each police force area in...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the Government plans to issue a commencement order for section 67 of the Serious Crime Act 2015 on sexual communication with a child.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether welfare claimants receive refunds for postage and other costs incurred in obtaining a doctor's certificate as required by his...

    • Pension Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent representations he has received on section 75 employer debt in pension funds; and if he will make a statement.

      Disability: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to support the parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities to enable them to find...

      Pension Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many partnerships have been adversely affected by section 75 employer debt in pension funds; how many such partnerships have been (a)...

      Mining: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information his Department holds on the number of health and safety incidents which have taken place in the mining industry when...

      State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential implications for his Department's policy on the uprating of the pensions of British people...

      Mining: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information his Department holds on the relationship between staffing levels and health and safety incidents in mines.

      Local Housing Allowance: Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if the Government will remove the local housing allowance cap for people living in supported housing; and if he will make a statement.

      Housing Benefit: Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his oral contribution of 20 July 2016, Official Report, column 849, when his Department will make an announcement on the exemption...

      Housing Benefit: Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his oral contribution of 20 July 2016, Official Report, column 849, what (a) meetings and (b) discussions Ministers of his...

      State Retirement Pensions: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will discuss with the Northern Ireland Minister for Communities the calls by the Women Against State Pension Inequality for transitional...

      State Retirement Pensions: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many women in (a) Northern Ireland and (b) each parliamentary constituency in Northern Ireland, born on or after 6 April 1951, have been...

      Social Rented Housing: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people above pensionable age and living in general needs accommodation who will be deemed to be...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people working for her Department or its executive agencies on a (a) directly employed, (b) agency or (c)...

    • School Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent representations her Department has received on the future of the school milk subsidy scheme since the outcome of...

      Livestock: Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what targets are in place to reduce antibiotic use in the husbandry of farm animals.

      Marine Environment: Microplastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she plans to take to reduce the concentration of microplastics in the marine environment.

      Seagulls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential effect of removing the protected status of seagulls in urban...

      Birds of Prey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the press release by Natural England of 29 July 2016 to issue a licence for buzzard control, whether she...

      Lynx

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her Department's policy is on rewilding lynxes.

      Sewers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to prevent the pollution of urban waterways caused by the misconnection of household...

      Countryside Stewardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will estimate the proportion of Countryside Stewardship schemes that will be signed-off before the Autumn Statement.

      Local Air Quality Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the use of air quality management areas by local authorities.

      Nature Conservation: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy to incorporate in domestic law the objectives of the (a) EU Habitats Directive and (b) EU...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her Department's policies on badger culls of the findings of the...

  • Home Office

    • EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when negotiations with EU member states on the future of EU citizens in the UK will begin.

    • Asylum: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applications have been identified for consideration by expert personnel deployed by her Department to Greece to support the...

      Mentally Disordered Offenders: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many murders have been committed by people in receipt of psychiatric treatment or deemed by a court at the time of trial to require...

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Government plans to publish a comprehensive plan for resettling 20,000 Syrian refugees in the UK by 2020.

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress the Government has made towards its target of resettling 20,000 Syrian refugees in the UK by 2020.

      Visas: Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to make an assessment of the potential merits of extending visa-free access to the UK to Nepalese citizens.

      Graduates: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has made to allow students from other EU member states to stay in the UK to live and work after graduation following the UK...

      Visas: Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to make an assessment of the potential merits of extending visa-free access to the UK to Nigerian citizens.

      Steroid Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Government will take steps to tackle the abuse of anabolic steroids for image and performance enhancing purposes; and if she will...

      EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is her policy that EU citizens who have acquired permanent residence under Free Movement Directive 2004/38 will automatically...

      Riot Control Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with her foreign counterparts on the use of pellet guns and other non-lethal weapons for crowd control purposes.

      Security Guards: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Security Industry Authority's processing of license applications.

      Begging and Vagrancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many border staff were employed exclusively on checking the immigration status of beggars in (a) Westminster and (b) the UK; and how...

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many former overseas students of the Cambridge College of Learning have been granted (a) indefinite leave to remain and (b) UK...

      Smuggling: Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many disguised stun weapons have been seized at the UK border in each year since 2011-12.

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many former overseas students of the Cambridge College of Learning were (a) deported and (b) not deported following that College's closure.

      Mobile Phones: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the (a) potential benefits to security and (b) viability of effective implementation of requiring proof of...

      Police: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress the West Yorkshire police force has made on piloting and evaluating the use by police officers of body-worn cameras.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure the safety of refugees coming to the UK.

      Asylum: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the concluding observations and recommendations of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on...

      UN Refugees and Migrants Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government will be represented at the Leaders' Summit on Refugees to be hosted by President Obama on 20 September 2016.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of trends in the level of crime in (a) North Swindon, (b) Wiltshire and (c) England in each of the last six years.

      Radicalism and Religiously Aggravated Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure an effective balance between its policies on tackling radicalisation and protecting people at...

      Migration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of excluding Scotland from the scope of the net migration target.

      EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with people from other EU countries living in the UK since the EU referendum on their right to live in the UK...

  • HM Treasury

    • Regional Planning and Development: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has held with the European Commission on whether the Commission will honour the full amounts of financial grants awarded for regional...

    • ARM: SoftBank

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with (a) ARM, (b) SoftBank and (c) representatives of those companies on SoftBank's takeover of ARM prior to that takeover being...

      Company Accounts: Multinational Companies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the contribution of the hon. Member for South West Hertfordshire on 28 June 2016, HC Deb, column 161, what his policy is on whether there...

      LIBOR: Fines

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much remains in the Libor fines fund; and whether any changes have been made to the criteria for charities to apply for monies from that fund.

      Revenue and Customs: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Government has made of the potential effect of the planned closure of HM Revenue and Customs offices in Scotland on the administration...

      Insurance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an estimate of the average annual household insurance premiums paid by (a) existing customers and (b) new customers in each of the last five...

      Environment Protection: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to comply with the European Court of Justice judgment of 2015 on VAT on green products such as solar panels.

      Revenue and Customs: Concentrix

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many performance failures have been incurred by contractors under the HM Revenue and Customs Benefits and Credits, Error and Fraud Adding Capacity 444...

      Economic Situation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which economists advised the Government on the short-term economic effects of the UK voting to leave the EU; and which of those economists forecast that...

      Revenue and Customs: Concentrix

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department has (a) spent on its contract with Concentrix and (b) received in revenue as a result of reviews of (i) tax credit and (ii) child...

      Concentrix: Correspondence

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many letters have been sent by HM Revenue and Customs contractor Concentrix asking tax credit claimants for (a) proof of single status, (b) hours worked...

      Energy: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue the Government has collected from VAT on household energy bills in 2015-16.

      Energy: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his Department's policy is on VAT on household energy bills.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what process his Department has put in place to assess EU Directives and Regulations and whether it will be necessary to transpose...

    • Parliamentary Scrutiny

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has held with administrations of the House and of the House of Lords on the capacity of Parliament to process...

      UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of the (a) financial and (b) other resources required by (i) the Government and (ii) his Department in...

      UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment his Department has made of the UK's right to halt the Article 50 process before the end of the two-year period...

      UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what formal role the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland governments will have in the UK Government's negotiations in respect of the...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many members of staff his Department has recruited since it was established.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many staff vacancies remain to be filled in his Department.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how much his Department has spent to date on legal advice from (a) the Government Legal Department and (b) external legal firms; and...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps he plans to take to ensure that local government representatives are included in the process of exiting the EU.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many additional employees he plans to hire from outside the Civil Service; what roles such employees will perform; over what...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how much his Department has spent to date on consultants; and how much he plans to spend on consultants in the next 12 months.

      UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what process the Government plans to follow for invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.

      UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, over what timetable he plans for negotiations with the EU and with other EU member states to take place on the UK leaving the EU; and...

      Research and Science: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will make it his policy that access to EU science and research funding programmes is maintained as part of the UK's...

  • Department for International Trade

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Video on Demand: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will hold discussions with on demand television providers on extending the provision of subtitles.

    • Sportsgrounds: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to ensure that public-facing staff at sports venues have disability equality awareness training.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Renewable Energy: Cross Border Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans the Government has to pursue co-ordinated North-South renewable energy projects that take advantage of the North-South electricity...

  • Department of Health

    • Medical Treatments Abroad: Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to ensure that British citizens continue to be able to access healthcare on a reciprocal basis when visiting the EU.

    • Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether all nationally-mandated algorithms used in healthcare diagnosis are publicly available.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many non-medical prescribing nurses there are at level (a) PL1, (b) PL2, (c) PL3 and (d) PL4.

      Orkambi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of alternative mechanisms to appraise the use of Orkambi in the NHS.

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish his evaluation of the National Stroke Strategy for England and the Government's approach to outpatient rehabilitation services for...

      Innovative Medicines and Medical Technology Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to publish the outcome of the Accelerated Access Review.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he has issued to schools on systems for (a) warning about and (b) responding to serious reactions to HPV vaccines.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received about serious reactions to HPV vaccines; and if he will make a statement.

      Kidneys: Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people received kidney transplants in each of the last five years; and how many people in each of those years were listed as requiring a kidney...

      Department of Health: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to implement the actions identified for it in the Government's Ending Violence against Women and Girls Strategy...

      Kidneys: Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in the North West were on the waiting list to receive a kidney transplant in the most recent period for which figures are available.

      Doctors: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS trusts used agency doctors from other countries in the most recent period for which figures are available.

      Orkambi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the NICE press release of 17 June 2016, entitled Cost of cystic fibrosis treatment too high for benefit offered, if his Department will...

      Musculoskeletal Disorders: Greenwich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the role of NHS Improvement was in awarding the contract for musculoskeletal services in Greenwich to Circle Holdings PLC; and if he will make a...

      NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to publish NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans for (a) Staffordshire and (b) other constituent parts of the UK.

      NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in the devolved administrations on the draft sustainability and transformation plans for NHS England;...

      NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff working for the Health and Care Transformation Boards in (a) Staffordshire and (b) other constituent parts of the UK receive a higher...

      Katrina Percy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will conduct an investigation into the ethical basis for the move of Southern Health Chief Executive Katrina Percy to another post at the same...

      Heart Diseases: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the Italian model for screening heart conditions in young people who participate in organised sport.

      NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS staff are working on the NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) for (a) Staffordshire and (b) other areas of the UK; and what the...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support his Department is providing to those NHS trusts that are consolidating and transferring planned care services to neighbouring providers.

      Circle Holdings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many active medical practitioners are directly employed by Circle Holdings; how many of those practitioners provide musculoskeletal services in...

      Musculoskeletal Disorders: Greenwich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the implications of Circle Holding plc being awarded the contract to provide musculoskeletal services in...

      NHS: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in the devolved administrations on health and medical waiting lists; and what steps he is taking...

      General Practitioners: Greenwich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GP practices in Greenwich borough have vacancies for practice nurses; what the consequential cost savings were per practice in (a) 2015-16 and...

  • Women and Equalities

  • Cabinet Office

    • UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why citizens of the Irish Republic resident in the UK were allowed to vote in the referendum on 23 June when passport holders from other EU countries...

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