Written answers

Monday, 12 September 2016

  • Prime Minister

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what forms of medical evidence his Department accepts for personal independence payments claims from a person suffering from (a) myalgic...

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance his Department issues on the assessment of (a) rare conditions and (b) hereditary angioedema for personal independence payment...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions he has had with groups representing people with rare conditions on the criteria used in personal independence payment...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of (a) the Access to Work scheme and (b) its administration.

      Children: Separated People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether there is provision to ensure that both parents in a separated couple receive financial assistance for their children when joint...

      Department for Work and Pensions: UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department has taken to prepare for the UK to leave the EU since 23 June 2016; and what further such steps his Department plans...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will review the adequacy of the level of protection against discrimination in employment, training and career development for people...

      Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to improve the life chances of people with disabilities.

      Pension Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to improve the affordability of existing pension schemes for companies.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the number of working parents and carers receiving universal credit who will be required to work increased hours under...

      Mining: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many accidents have occurred in mines in each of the last five years.

      Mining: Redcar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations he has received on the recent fatalities at the Boulby Potash mine; and whether his Department has made an assessment of...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will bring forward proposals to ensure mandatory assessment of sources of additional evidence supplied by claimants of personal...

      Personal Independence Payment: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claims for personal independence payments included requests to consider additional evidence in (a) Glasgow Central constituency, (b)...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish a list of all secondees to his Department from (a) PwC, (b) Deloitte, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) KPMG and (e) other...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department plans to take to train Jobcentre Plus advisors to support working parents and carers in in-work progression under...

      Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit: Dupuytren's Contracture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 9 May 2016 to Question 35941 and with reference to the Answer of 12 January 2016 to Question 21220, on industrial...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate how many parents and carers in receipt of universal credit will require childcare after transition to in-work conditionality.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time was for calls to his Department's public telephone lines, by social security benefit, in each of the last two years.

      Employment: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has made an assessment of how long it takes British citizens to find work after returning from a long period living...

      Employment: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support in finding work is available to British citizens returning to the UK after a long period overseas.

      Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure that people affected by severe mental illness are able to live as independently as possible.

      Employment: Human Rights

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

      Department for Work and Pensions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many officials of his Department of each grade banding have undergone more than 12 hours of training on universal credit; and how many...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has for the future role of employees and contractors of his Department who are working on the compilation and administration of...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on claimants of no longer being eligible to receive employment and support allowance...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many mandatory reconsiderations for personal independence payments have resulted in a revised decision as a result of further evidence in...

      Attendance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the introduction of personal independence payments on future rates of...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the reasons for the decline in Short Term Benefit Advance applications in (a) Scotland and (b) the...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on claimants of having no timescale within which his Department must return a mandatory...

      Universal Credit: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average and median waiting time is for users calling the universal credit helpline; and how many calls to that helpline were answered...

      Universal Credit: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the value is of the contract between his Department and SCC for providing server support for the universal credit portal.

      Universal Credit: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans are in place to ensure that a server issue with the universal credit portal does not reoccur.

      Universal Credit: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the recommendations made by the UK Statistics Agency in August 2015, what plans his Department has to extend the range of...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on claimants of the (a) seven waiting days at the beginning of a universal credit claim...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policy on state pension age increases of the Pensions Policy Institute briefing...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many jobseeker's allowance and employment and support allowance hardship payments were (a) made and (b) applied for and declined in (i)...

      Personal Independence Payment: Cystic Fibrosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) adults and (b) children with cystic fibrosis who have previously claimed disability living allowance have received no award when...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to include proposals relating to personal independence payments in his Department's Green Paper on the disability employment gap.

      British Nationals Abroad: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in which countries UK citizens are not able to transfer pension rights accrued in that country upon return to the UK.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what materials are available to his Department's staff for the purposes of training on universal credit.

      Personal Independence Payment: Cystic Fibrosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with cystic fibrosis in receipt of disability living allowance have been invited to claim personal independence payments...

      Employment Schemes: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of people in the workfare programme in (i) Fife and (ii) Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency moved...

      Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has to increase awareness of the Disability Confident campaign; and how his Department plans to measure the...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on the introduction of transitional arrangements to assist women born on or after 6 April 1951 who have been adversely...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time taken is for a decision to be made for a personal independence payment claim in (a) Airdrie and Shotts constituency, (b)...

      Access to Work Programme: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Scotland received support from Access to Work grants (a) in total and (b) for a mental health condition in each of the last...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to monitor the effect of the change from disability living allowance to personal independence payments on the standard...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance his Department provides on the minimum number of days between benefit payments for a person ending an employment and support...

      Supported Housing: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many supported housing providers in (a) Birmingham, Erdington constituency and (b) the West Midlands will be affected by the local housing...

      Children's Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what response he plans to make to the serious concerns raised by the recent UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in its concluding...

      Independent Living Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the closure of the independent living fund on people who received payments from that...

      Pensioners: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support his Department is providing to pensioners who depend on charities and families to pay household bills.

      Carers' Benefits: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of the living wage on the earnings threshold for carers allowance; and if he will bring forward...

      Housing Benefit: Refuges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department plans to exempt domestic violence refuges from proposals to cap housing benefit.

      Disability Living Allowance: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance his Department plans to issue to its staff on the application of residency tests to refugees applying for disability living...

      Department for Work and Pensions: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many citizens of other EU countries work in his Department, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Department's policy is on informing benefit claimants of breaches of security in his Department which may compromise their data.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when his Department plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall North of 1 August 2016 to the Benefits Director on pension...

      Refuges: Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations he has received from women's refuges on the local housing allowance cap; and if he will make a statement.

  • Home Office

    • Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many clandestine entrants of each nationality were identified within the UK in each of the last 10 years.

    • Schengen Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether those parts of the Schengen Agreement which currently apply to the UK will continue to apply after the UK leaves the EU.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential effect on anti-terrorism measures in the UK of a period of uncertainty as to the extent to...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department takes to prevent people using a false identity being granted entry clearance to the UK.

      Visas: Uganda

      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 Ugandan citizens.

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the number of unaccompanied child refugees in Calais who have family in the UK; and when that...

      Postgraduate Education: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what consultation her Department carried out prior to launching the UKVI Tier Two pilot involving the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Urdu speakers are employed at the (a) Home Office in Marsham Street, London and (b) British High Commission in Islamabad to...

      Detainees: Vulnerable Adults

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what consultation her Department has undertaken on the draft adults at risk policy for vulnerable people detained under immigration powers.

      Detainees: Vulnerable Adults

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how her Department plans to measure the effect of the adults at risk policy for vulnerable people detained under immigration powers.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect on people detained in immigration removal centres of there being no time limit on immigration...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to introduce a maximum time limit on the length of time for which a person can be detained under immigration...

      Immigration Controls: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to hold urgent discussions with her French counterparts on border controls at Dover and other British ports.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to accelerate the reunification of families for unaccompanied refugee children in Europe.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to accelerate the process of family reunification for unaccompanied refugee children in Europe.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many child refugees have been assisted to enter the UK in the past year (a) in total and (b) who have come from Calais to join family...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied minors have had their take charge request accepted in (a) Calais, (b) Greece and (c) Italy in the latest period for...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time was for the family reunification process to be completed in (a) Calais, (b) Greece and (c) Italy in the latest period...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on allowing more refugees the opportunity to reach the UK safely and legally.

      Asylum: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department plans to do to increase the number of refugees reaching the UK safely and legally under the family reunification scheme.

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential costs and benefits of changing current UK passport types to the old blue...

      UN Refugees and Migrants Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to attend the UN General Assembly meetings on refugees and migrants on 19 and 20 September 2016.

      Asylum: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applications have been transferred to another EU country under the Dublin III Regulation in the first six months of 2016.

      Home Office: UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to prepare for the UK to leave the EU since 23 June 2016; and what further such steps her Department...

      Naturalisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken is to process reconsideration requests for rejected applications for British naturalisation.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to speed up family reunification for unaccompanied refugee children in Europe.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to accelerate family reunification for unaccompanied refugee children in Europe.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the suitability and adequacy of conduct of landlords engaged by Serco and its subcontractors to...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what consultation and contact her Department has undertaken with local authorities on the suitability and conduct of landlords engaged by...

      Immigration Controls: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on maintaining current immigration controls for passengers using...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to accelerate the family reunification process for unaccompanied refugee children in Europe.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's policy is on accepting refugees fleeing war zones; and whether that policy has changed since the EU referendum.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 19 July 2016 to Question 42791, if she will publish the information her Department holds on registered social...

      Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people arrested on suspicion of illegally entering the UK between January 2013 and April 2016 have been (a) convicted of that...

      UN Refugees and Migrants Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Government will make a commitment at the UN General Assembly meetings on refugees and migrants on 19 and 20 September 2016 to allow...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding to support unaccompanied asylum seeking children was provided to each (a) local authority and (b) gateway authority in (i)...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans the Government has to improve the provision of asylum accommodation.

      Overseas Students: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to include Scottish universities in the Government's tier 4 Visa Pilot.

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken is for family reunification of unaccompanied refugee children in Europe.

      Immigrants: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to contact visa and naturalisation applicants to ask those applicants to submit an up-to-date English...

      Schools: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions her Department had with the Department for Education before the decision to withdraw government guidance that most new...

      EU Nationals: Universities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to ensure EU nationals currently employed in UK universities will retain their positions after the UK has...

      Prime Ministers: Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the manufacturer and model is of the Prime Ministerial car.

      Anti-Slavery Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to mark Anti-Slavery Day 2016; and if she will make a statement.

      Police: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what annual change there has been in the number of BAME people serving in the police in each year since 2010.

      Visas: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's policy is on the granting of visas to Syrian passport holders to enter the UK on a short term basis.

      Fire Prevention: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government's chief fire and rescue advisor was consulted on changes to policy on fire safety policy for new school buildings.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passenger interviews were undertaken with people of each (a) ethnicity, (b) religion and (c) nationality by UK Border Agency...

      Police: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking with Police and Crime Commissioners to improve diversity in police forces.

      Security Industry Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of locating the Security Industry Authority outside London; and what alternative...

      Anti-Slavery Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to mark Anti-Slavery Day and to acknowledge the work of non-governmental organisations, local authorities and people...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall North of 17 August 2016 to the Director General, UK...

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to work with the Local Government Association to explore the possibility of accommodating more than 20,000...

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the Syrian refugees planned to be taken in by the UK by 2020 will be located in each (a) constituent nation and region and (b)...

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to publish regular updates on progress on accepting Syrian refugees into the UK.

      War Crimes: Criminal Investigation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department has issued to police services on investigation of historical war crimes.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of unaccompanied minors who have (a) applied for and (b) been granted asylum in the UK in each of...

      Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to extend the range of hate crimes.

      Overseas Visitors: Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the differences are in entry clearance requirements of visitors to the UK from (a) Israel and (b) the occupied Palestinian territories.

      Overseas Visitors: Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for entry clearance visas were (a) made, (b) resolved, (c) issued, (d) refused and (e) lapsed for (i) the occupied...

      Pornography: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been (a) arrested and (b) charged on suspicion of committing an offence under section 33 of the Criminal Justice and...

      Visas: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of potential merits of introducing a two year visa option for visitors from India.

      Police: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to section 29 of the Police Reform Act 2002, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to enable former police officers...

      Prisoners' Release: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign national offenders were released without being considered for deportation by (a) sex, (b) ethnicity and (c) country of...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Disability: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he has had on maintaining the level of funding for disabled people in Northern Ireland when support for such people from the...

  • Department of Health

    • Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether any NHS bodies offer advice to parents that electrical safety socket covers or inserts should be installed in the home.

    • NHS Professionals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2016 to Question 41361, on NHS Professionals, which potential options his Department has been exploring.

      Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to NHS England's consultation on developing a method to assist investment decisions in specialised services, published in April 2016, what...

      Cerebral Palsy: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures his Department has in place to ensure that children with cerebral palsy in rural areas are able to access the services they require.

      General Practitioners and Hospitals: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the number of missed GP and hospital appointments in (a) England and (b) each clinical commissioning group in each year since 2010.

      Haematological Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the financial saving to the NHS of the policy to no longer routinely fund second stem cell transplants for blood...

      Liver Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost of providing care to a person with (a) decompensated cirrhosis and (b) hepatocellular carcinoma has been in the last 12 months for...

      Haematological Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of relapsed blood cancer patients who will no longer be able to access second stem cell transplants...

      Stem Cells: Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with NHS England on the allocation of funding for second stem cell transplants.

      Stem Cells: Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received from charities and health experts on the allocation of funding for second stem cell transplants.

      Liver Diseases: Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost of a liver transplant was in the last year.

      Genito-urinary Medicine and Liver Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions officials of his Department have had with their counterparts in (a) Wales on the Welsh Liver Disease Delivery Plan and (b) Scotland on...

      General Practitioners: Derby

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of the effect that inability to access GP appointments is having on the levels of people presenting at Accident and...

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps his Department has taken to improve ambulance response times.

      Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of avoidable deaths linked to poor quality care in (a) Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, (b) North Manchester...

      Mental Health Services: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children and young people in Coventry and Warwickshire have been treated by child and adolescent mental health services in (a) 2013-14, (b)...

      Mental Health Services: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the funding from the public purse was for child and adolescent mental health services in Coventry and Warwickshire in (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 and...

      Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions officials of his Department have had with NHS England on the alignment between the Pharmaceutical Price Regulations Scheme, NICE...

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to increase the number of non-medical prescribing nurses.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in England received NHS treatment as a result of road traffic accidents in each year since 2010.

      Older People: Dehydration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of dehydration on the (a) safety and (b) health of elderly people living in care homes; and if he will...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps his Department has taken to (a) improve access to and (b) decrease waiting times for services provided by GPs.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will provide seed funding to voluntary sector organisations to provide services to improve the transition between child and adult health services.

      Prisoners: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prison healthcare appointments were cancelled or postponed in each prison in the last 12 months due to a lack of staff to escort prisoners.

      Department of Health: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish a list of all secondees to his Department from (a) PwC, (b) Deloitte, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) KPMG and (e) other consulting firms in...

      Department of Health: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times his Department has used the services of (a) PwC, (b) Deloitte, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) KPMG and (e) other consulting firms in the last...

      Hospitals: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of patients in hospitals who are medically fit for discharge on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the findings of the NSPCC's report, Transforming mental health services...

      NHS Low Income Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many applications to the NHS Low Income Scheme were granted in each year from 2008 to 2016; and how many apprentices are currently on the NHS Low...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will update the guidance to clinical commissioning groups on local transformation plans to ensure that thorough local assessment of the needs of...

      General Practitioners: Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of his Department's policy to reduce the minimum practice income guarantee.

      Fertility: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has conducted on investment trends in tertiary fertility services; and what guidance he offers to clinical commissioning...

      General Practitioners: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GP practices in England have access to a mental health worker to support patients.

      General Practitioners: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GPs in England are trained mental health specialists.

      Department of Health: UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to prepare for the UK to leave the EU since 23 June 2016; and what further such steps his Department plans to take in...

      Locums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of agency locums in each year from 2011-12 to 2015-16.

      NHS: Part-time Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2016 to Question 41738, what steps his Department is taking to encourage part-time clinical staff to move into full-time...

      Cancer: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many oncologists are working for the NHS in each English region.

      Cancer: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many oncologists specialising in brain tumours are working for the NHS in each English region.

      NHS: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress he has made on proposals for NHS seven day services.

      Dentistry: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will discuss with the General Dental Council steps to address the disparity in acceptable scores on the International English Language Testing...

      Eyesight: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure high quality care is provided in the refractive eye surgery sector.

      Care Quality Commission: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of whether there should be an appeals and complaints process for healthcare providers or institutions which are...

      Care Quality Commission: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the Care Quality Commission has spent on defending legal actions in each of the last five years.

      NHS: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of GDP has been spent on healthcare in each of the last five years.

      Haematological Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason the decision was taken that NHS England will in future fund only one stem cell transplant for blood cancer patients; what estimate he has...

      Food Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, entitled Voices of the hungry, published in April 2016, what steps his...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve coordination of bed allocation for adult in-patient treatment for patients with eating disorders.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with (a) GP representatives, (b) primary care providers and (c) mental health organisations on the quality of mental health...

      Mental Capacity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons Best Interest Assessor training applications are restricted to (a) approved mental health professionals, (b) social workers, (c) nurses,...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GPs in England have specialised in mental health.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many mental health workers are attached to GP practices in England.

      Fertility: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2016, to Question 42888, how many clinical commissioning groups were rated as inadequate for 2015-16; and how many such...

      Mental Capacity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the financial cost to local authorities of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards for people who are placed in care homes or...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost to the (a) NHS, (b) social care sector and (c) economy of obesity in each of the last five years.

      Health Professions: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department plans to respond to the policy briefing from the Royal College of Surgeons on English language testing of EEA healthcare...

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were admitted to hospital with a stroke in the latest year for which figures are available; and what proportion of those patients were...

      Strokes: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will recommend mechanical thrombectomy for topic selection into the NICE technology appraisal programme.

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to tackle fraud relating to European Health Insurance Cards.

      Strokes: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has been made of the adequacy of skills within the NHS England workforce to deliver mechanical thrombectomy to stroke patients.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of GDP the Government plans to spend on health care in each of the next four years.

      Care Quality Commission: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost is of a Care Quality Commission inspection for a (a) hospital trust, (b) care home, (c) nursing home, (d) GP surgery and (e)...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the benefits of localised general practice federations.

      Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the extent to which sport and group activities are prescribed by clinicians as a form of treatment.

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 18 July 2016 to Question 42629, how much investment in mental health services in the community his Department has made in each...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans the Government has for the delivery of the General Practice Forward View.

      Musculoskeletal Disorders: Greenwich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the role of Numis Securities is in the bidding process for the musculoskeletal service in Greenwich; what funding has been paid to that company...

      Life Expectancy: Plymouth Sutton and Devonport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department is doing to narrow the 12 year difference in life expectancy between council wards in Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport constituency.

      Musculoskeletal Disorders: Greenwich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how his Department consulted local GPs and other health providers during the tendering process for musculoskeletal services in Greenwich; how his...

      General Practitioners: Bristol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to increase GP recruitment in South Bristol.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that examples of best practice in care and support for people with mental health conditions is shared across the country.

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much to date the NHS has paid Fujitsu for the licensing, deployment and support of acute IT systems in the South of England.

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much to date the NHS has paid BT for licensing, deployment and support of acute IT systems in London.

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the report of the Decision Support Unit commissioned by NICE, Assessing technologies that are not cost-effective at zero price,...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans (a) his Department and (b) NHS England have to report on the outcome of the process to consider the future of the Cancer Drugs Fund.

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS spent from the public purse on printing and postage of employees' payslips in the last year for which figures are available; and if he...

      Agency Nurses: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to the NHS is of using agency nurses from overseas.

      Strokes: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he anticipates an increase in the uptake of medical thrombectomy for the treatment of acute stroke in NHS hospitals; and if he will make a statement.

      Babies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many premature babies were born in (a) England and (b) each local authority in 2015.

      Health: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduce the funding gap between research spending on adult autism and other health conditions.

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has received a copy of the report by the Westminster Commission on Autism, entitled A Spectrum of Obstacles, published in July 2016; and what...

      Cerebral Palsy: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of making selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery available on the NHS for young people with...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons restrictions on advertising and promotional deals on unhealthy foods were not included in the Government's childhood obesity plan.

      Neuromuscular Disorders: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the psychological support available for people with dystonia and other neurological conditions; and if he...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons his Department did not include the eight key actions, recommended by Public Health England in its report, Sugar reduction: the evidence...

      Hepatitis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which of the vanguard sites for the new care models programme under the NHS England Five Year Forward View have (a) considered Hepatitis C as part of...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, to what extent NICE has involved external stakeholders and charities in reviewing how well the incremental cost effectiveness ratio is working in making...

      Diabetes: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people are registered with diabetes in (a) Burnley constituency and (b) Lancashire.

      Mental Health Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS mental health trusts have been rated by the Care Quality Commission as (a) inadequate and (b) requiring improvement since the new rating...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what new investment NHS England has approved for the provision of additional Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and eating disorder beds since...

      Mental Health Services: Mid Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many additional practice-based mental health therapists have been appointed to GP practices in Mid Sussex constituency since 2015-16.

      Diabetes: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Royal Colleges on the use of simple home-cooked food to reduce diabetes.

      Children: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many diagnoses there have been of autism among pre-school children in the last five years.

      Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he next plans to meet the Chairman of the Southern Health Trust.

      General Practitioners: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve the provision of out-of-hours GP services.

      Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support is available for people who require transport assistance to reach out-of-hours GP services.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what safeguards are in place to ensure that urgent care services are not overburdened where services are centralised.

      Medical Certificates: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department or the NHS issues to GP practices on charging patients for a medical certificate demonstrating their fitness to take part in...

      NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all Sustainability and Transformation Plans reflect the Government's commitment to parity of esteem...

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the WHO Global Health Sector Strategy on Viral Hepatitis, published in April 2016, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the...

      Liver Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects Public Health England to publish the National Liver Strategy Framework.

      Liver Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the annual cost of care is for a person with (a) decompensated cirrhosis of the liver and (b) hepatocellular carcinoma.

      Diabetes: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in (a) Mid Sussex constituency and (b) West Sussex have been diagnosed with diabetes.

      Nursing Associates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to increase the number of nursing associates.

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of GPs' awareness of the symptoms of autism.

      Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what contingency plans his Department has in place to ensure that Patient Transport Services in Sussex continue in the event of any failure of the...

      NHS England: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what NHS England's policy is on keeping whistleblowers informed of the status of ongoing investigations.

      NHS Protect: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which companies hold the contracts for NHS Protect and related counter-fraud investigations; what the value of those contracts is; and how much revenue...

      Prisoners: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prisoners spent more than six weeks in prison in-patient units for (a) mental and (b) physical health conditions in each year since 2010.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • European Research Council: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his policy is on devolving power to the Scottish Government to seek on behalf of Scottish institutions continued...

    • EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions the Government has had with EU member state representatives on Horizon 2020 grant applications...

      Diabetes: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policy on the award of Innovate UK Smart funding for Type 1...

      UK Defence Solutions Centre: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much (a) government and (b) industry funding the UK Defence Solutions Centre received in the financial year...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many officials in his Department are working on climate change policy; and if he will make a statement.

      Radioactive Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent progress has been made on the accelerated decommissioning programme for nuclear waste in the UK.

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the remaining total cost to the public purse will be of construction at Hinkley Point C should that project...

      Children: Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what role his Department played in drafting the Government's childhood obesity plan.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the renewables industry in (a) Northern Ireland...

      Radioactive Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to improve security measures at sites containing nuclear waste.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the speech of the then Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on 18 November 2015, on a new...

      Innovate UK: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps Innovate UK has taken in the last 12 months to assist businesses in Northern Ireland build sustainable...

      Office for Nuclear Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of safety standards set by the Office of Nuclear Regulation.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Defence Fire and Rescue Service: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how net pay deductions from the salaries of Ministry of Defence fire fighters and fire officers are calculated.

    • Defence Fire and Rescue Service: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse of reviewing the level of net pay deductions from the salaries of Ministry of Defence fire fighters and fire officers...

      HMS Ambush

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what arrangements will be made to provide submarine operational cover while HMS Ambush in undergoing repairs; and what risks have been identified as a...

      Defence Fire and Rescue Service: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total amount of pay deducted from the salaries of Ministry of Defence fire fighter and fire officer grades through net pay deductions was in...

      Defence Fire and Rescue Service: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the net pay deductions from the salaries of Ministry of Defence fire fighters and fire officers reflect the full difference in the value of...

      Ministry of Defence: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times his Department has used the services of (a) PwC, (b) Deloitte, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) KPMG and (e) other consulting firms in the last...

      Ministry of Defence: UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department has taken to prepare for the UK to leave the EU since 23 June 2016; and what further such steps his Department plans to take...

      Islamic State: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Hellfire missiles have been used in Syria and Iraq to date as part of Operation SHADER; and what the cost of the use of those weapons has been...

      Iraq: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost was of the operation (a) in August and September 2014 in which RAF Hercules dropped food and other humanitarian supplies to civilians...

      Married Quarters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many married quarter void properties are situated on each military base in the UK.

      Married Quarters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 8 June 2016 to Question 38976, on married quarters, what assessment his Department has made of the habitability of the 10,187...

      Nuclear Weapons: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times nuclear convoys travelled through (a) Glasgow East constituency, (b) the City of Glasgow and (c) Scotland from May 2015 to September 2016.

      Northern Ireland Universities Air Squadron

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Northern Ireland University Air Squadron has reached its capacity of student places planned when it was set up.

      Royal Naval Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the strength was of the Royal Navy Reserve in each of the last 10 years.

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what works took place on the engines of the Type 45 Destroyers while they were collectively docked during the summer of 2016.

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which of the Type 45 Destroyers are (a) available for operations, (b) being used for training, (c) preparing to deploy and (d) being refitted.

      Navy: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many sailors have been recruited to the Royal Navy in each of the last five years.

      Royal Naval Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to expand the Royal Naval Reserve.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to ensure serving Scottish soldiers' qualifications are recognised by civilian contractors when they wish to...

      Defence: Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the strategic military importance of Gibraltar to the UK.

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraphs 5.36 to 5.38 of the Cabinet Manual, what the Government's policy is on whether the convention that a debate in Parliament...

      Ministry of Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons the SME status of suppliers awarded new contracts by his Department has not been assessed by Dun and Bradstreet since 2014; and if he...

      Ministry of Defence: Lovell Partnership Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department's contract with Lovell Partnerships announced on 10 January 2016 is for purposes other than the building of new homes for soldiers.

      Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Written Statement of 6 September 2016, on Defence Estate Rationalisation, HCWS133, how many (a) military and (b) civilian personnel are...

      Defence: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has made to his NATO counterparts on meeting their commitment to spend at least two per cent of GDP on defence.

      Army: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the most recent version of The Army List has been published in error on his Department's website; whether that list includes details of service...

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the range of international operations being undertaken by the armed forces.

      Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, What the Government's commitments are to fulfil its obligations under Article 5 of the NATO Treaty.

      Armed Forces: Gliding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on the future of volunteer gliding schools in Wales.

      NATO: Eastern Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress his Department has made on delivering the UK's contribution to NATO's enhanced forward presence in eastern Europe; and if he will make a...

      Kinloss Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether it is his policy to keep open the Kinloss army barracks.

      AWE: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to improve nuclear safety at the Atomic Weapons Establishment to ensure that it no longer requires enhanced...

      Ssafa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent representations he has received on the work of SSAFA, the armed forces charity.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assistance his Department provides to local authorities to help tackle (a) homelessness and (b) the root causes of...

    • Green Belt: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer of 17 December 2015 to Question 19679, how much land in East Dorset District Council area is...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 26 July 2016 to Question 43423, on housing: construction, if he will publish statistics for net new...

      Tenants: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much central government funding has been (a) made available for tenant training in each of the last 10 years and (b)...

      Housing Associations: Tower Hamlets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the Government was involved in the legal agreement drawn up in 1998 to transfer the estates involved in the Tower...

      Social Services: Warwickshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding his Department has given to support children and young adults in social care in (a) Warwickshire and (b) Rugby...

      Local Authorities: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the ability of local authorities to support business growth and economic development within...

      British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what support local authorities can provide to British families returning to the UK after a long period living abroad.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to (a) reduce delays in minor planning applications and (b) increase the number of homes built by local...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to encourage local authorities to include information about the New Enterprise Allowance, Small...

      Social Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding per head his Department has given to support children and young adults in social care in (a) St Helens North,...

      Supported Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with supported housing providers on future funding for that sector; and when the Government...

      Mayors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the Government's policy is on requiring local authorities to adopt elected mayors as part of further proposals for the...

      Supported Housing: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many tenants in (a) Birmingham, Erdington constituency and (b) the West Midlands live in supported housing owned by social...

      Solar Power: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations his Department has made to the Valuation Office Agency on the effect of planned business rate increases...

      Homelessness: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to reduce homelessness in (a) Liverpool, Wavertree constituency and (b) the North West.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department plans to streamline planning procedures for smaller developments.

      Housing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of the number of properties available on the Home Ownership for People with Long-term...

      Homelessness: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on tackling the level of mental health issues among homeless...

      Schools: Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations he has received from schools with solar panel installations on the proposed change in business rates for...

  • HM Treasury

    • Company Accounts: Multinational Companies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of country-by-country reporting regulations on the competitiveness of the UK economy.

    • Tax Allowances: Landlords

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of private landlords who will be affected by the tax relief change to higher rate taxpayers announced in the Summer...

      Widowed Parents Allowance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many widowed parents and bereaved cohabiting parents will be financially worse off as a result of the planned changes to the widowed parent's allowance.

      Air Passenger Duty: Manchester Airport

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate how much air passenger duty was paid by passengers using Manchester Airport in each year since 2011.

      Excise Duties: Greater Manchester

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate how much fuel duty was collected by filling stations in Greater Manchester in each year since 2011.

      Investment Trusts: Property

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to monitor and regulate the liquidity ratio on property funds.

      Bank Services: Interest Rates

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of large banking institutions charging negative interest rates on the small business sector.

      Job Creation: Urban Areas

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 12 July 2016 to Question 42179, what plans he has to support the creation of high quality and high paying jobs in city regions.

      Treasury: UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department has taken to prepare for the UK to leave the EU since 23 June 2016; and what further such steps his Department plans to take in...

      Credit: Unsolicited Goods and Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward proposals to ban the promotion of high-risk credit products through unsolicited direct marketing mail and telephone calls.

      Credit: Nuisance Calls

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made by the Financial Conduct Authority in its review of nuisance calls relating to consumer credit.

      Individual Savings Accounts: First Time Buyers

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to amend the Lifetime ISA proposal so that the 25 per cent government bonus can be used towards a deposit on a first home.

      Financial Services: Incentives

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effects of performance bonuses on short-termism in the financial sector.

      Double Taxation: Crown Dependencies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2016 to Question 42891, on double taxation: crown dependencies, for what reasons the Government has entered negotiations...

      Treasury: Consultants

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many times (a) his Department and (b) HM Revenue and Customs has used the services of (i) PwC, (ii) Deloitte, (iii) Ernst and Young, (iv) KPMG and (v)...

      European Regional Development Fund

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his Department's press release of 13 August 2016, Chancellor Philip Hammond guarantees EU funding beyond date UK leaves the EU, how the...

      Fiscal Policy and Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the concluding observations and recommendations of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the UK's sixth...

      Community Amateur Sports Clubs Scheme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to reduce the tax burden on amateur sports clubs in order to promote healthy lifestyles and build on the Olympic legacy.

      Revenue and Customs: East Kilbride

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Answer of 4 May 2016 to Question 35744, when his Department plans to carry out an impact assessment on the local economy of East...

      Corporation Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of changes in the level of UK corporation tax on tax revenues in (a) developing and (b) other countries.

      Developing Countries: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK's tax treaties with developing countries on tax revenue in the UK.

      Taxation: Treaties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will conduct a spillover analysis to examine the international effects of UK tax policy of a similar character to those undertaken by the...

      Income Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in (a) North Swindon constituency and (b) the UK have (i) had a reduction in the income tax they pay and (ii) been taken out of paying...

      Financial Services: USA

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will publish a response to the report prepared by the Republican staff of the Committee on Financial Services, US House of...

      EU Grants and Loans: Northern Ireland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward proposals to ring-fence and secure EU infrastructure funding for projects in Northern Ireland when the UK withdraws from the EU.

      Courier Services: Self-employed

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much tax and national insurance revenue was received from the self-employed courier sector in each of the last three years; and how much tax credit...

      Financial Services Compensation Scheme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the effect of recent increases in Financial Services Compensation Scheme levies on small businesses.

      Funerals: Insurance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take legislative steps to prohibit funeral expenses insurance plans from paying out less to customers than has been paid in.

      Revenue and Customs: Northern Ireland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many full-time and part-time staff HM Revenue and Customs employs in Northern Ireland; and how many such staff are planned to be employed there by 31...

      Business: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate the Government has made of the potential cost to Scottish businesses of leaving the EU.

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average telephone waiting time was for members of the public trying to contact HM Revenue and Customs in the first six months of (a) 2015 and (b) 2016.

      Community Amateur Sports Clubs Scheme: Prosecutions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many prosecutions of community amateur sports clubs for operating incorrectly there have been in the last two years.

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much HM Revenue and Customs paid into the public purse from receipts from its 0845 telephone helpline number in each year before 2014; and what those...

      Compulsory Purchase: Compensation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he plans to take in relation to SI 1995 No. 2262 to ensure that the interest rate on late payments of compensation in relation to compulsory...

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to compensate Equitable Life policy holders who, to date, have not been eligible for compensation.

      Remittances: EU Nationals

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the total amount of remittances by EU A8 citizens resident in the UK since May 2004.

      Financial Services: EU Internal Trade

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the revenue that UK banks and financial institutions receive through passporting rights within the EU since 2000.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Investment: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what support the Government offers to UK-based companies involved in investor-state disputes with other nations.

    • Africa: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions he has had with his G7 counterparts on ensuring that countries in Africa receive fair terms of trade when signing...

      Department for International Trade: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what budget his Department has set for paying staff (a) on secondment from external companies and (b) engaged as external contractors or...

      Department for International Trade: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many officials of his Department are (a) on secondment from external companies and (b) engaged as external contractors or consultants;...

      Department for International Trade: Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how much his Department has spent to date on legal advice relating to Britain's exit from the EU from (a) the Government Legal Department...

      Department for International Trade: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many staff are on secondment to his Department from the private sector; from which companies they are seconded; what roles they perform;...

      Department for International Trade: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many additional employees he plans to hire from outside the civil service for the purposes of negotiating or renegotiating trade deals...

      Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the resources required by his Department to negotiate or renegotiate trade deals as a result of the decision...

      Overseas Trade: Norway

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the level of (a) imports and (b) exports between the UK and Norway by sector was in each of the last five years.

      Department for International Trade: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many flights (a) Ministers and (b) officials of his Department have taken as part of their official duties since his Department was set...

      Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, on what trade deals his Department has begun the negotiation process; and if he will make a statement.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Government Equalities Office: Consultants

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will publish a list of all secondees to her Department from (a) PwC, (b) Deloitte, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) KPMG and (e) other consulting...

    • Access to Elected Office for Disabled People Fund

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the Answers of 10 June 2015 and 22 December 2015 to Questions 700 and 19860, when she plans to (a) publish the evaluation report on...

      Government Equalities Office: UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government Equalities Office has taken to prepare for the UK to leave the EU since 23 June 2016; and what further such steps the...

      Honours: Males

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether the Government Equalities Office has invited contact from the public for people working to support equality for men who deserve an honour.

  • Department for Transport

    • Parking: Dispute Resolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government plans to grant local authorities greater powers to resolve neighbour disputes arising from the reservation of parking spaces...

    • Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the reasons for the fall in the DVLA's revenue from vehicle excise duty between 2014-15 and 2015-16.

      Great Western Railway Line: WiFi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what improvements to WiFi coverage on trains are being made by Great Western Railways.

      Department for Transport: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many times his Department has used the services of (a) PwC, (b) Deloitte, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) KPMG and (e) other consulting firms in the last...

      Department for Transport: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish a list of all secondees to his Department from (a) PwC, (b) Deloitte, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) KPMG and (e) other consulting firms...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the likely impact of the result of the EU referendum on the timetable for a decision on Heathrow expansion.

      Bus Services: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what research his Department has conducted on the potential effect of cashless payments and smart ticketing on buses on (a) bus journey times, (b) bus...

      Road Traffic: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to reduce congestion in cities.

      Electric Vehicles: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the proportion of maintenance and repair technicians who are qualified in electric and hybrid car maintenance.

      Alternative Fuels: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to support the installation of hydrogen refuelling stations.

      Batteries and Fuel Cells: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make additional funding available for battery and fuel cell research and development.

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the relative difference in insurance premiums for (a) electric vehicles and (b) diesel or petrol models.

      Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the (a) automotive sector and (b) low emission vehicles market.

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to (a) announce and (b) introduce the new arrangements for rail passenger refunds following delays; and if he will make a statement.

      Electric Vehicles: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the reasons are for changes to the level of funding available through the electric vehicle homecharge scheme for householders wishing to install...

      Electric Vehicles: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the reasons for the difference between the number of grants taken up to be used to buy plug-in vehicles and...

      Electric Vehicles: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the effect that the changes to plug-in grants from March 2016 have had on the take-up of electric vehicles.

      Road Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the reasons for the decline in average traffic speed over the last five years.

      A34: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will commission an urgent review of safety on the A34.

      A34: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what safety improvements are planned for the A34; and what the planned date of completion is for each such improvement.

      A34: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what safety improvements have been undertaken on the A34 in the last five years.

      Road Traffic Offences: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on trends in the incidence of mobile phone use while driving since it was prohibited.

      Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to help local authorities utilise data from the transport sector to improve local road networks.

      HM Coastguard: Fareham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many vacant posts at each grade there are at the National Maritime Operations Centre in Fareham.

      HM Coastguard: Fareham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many times in the last two years the Northern Maritime Operations Centre in Fareham has had staffing levels below what is considered safe.

      HM Coastguard: Falmouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many times one person has been left on (a) daytime and (b) night-time watch at Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre in the last five years.

      HM Coastguard: Career Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average length of time is from joining for an employee to qualify as a (a) maritime operations commander, (b) maritime operations controller,...

      HM Coastguard: Falmouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether any requests from Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre asking for assistance in running an incident have been turned down by (a) the National...

      HM Coastguard: Falmouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many fully-qualified coastguard staff were on (a) daytime and (b) nighttime duty at Falmouth Coastguard operations centre on (a) 2 May and (b) 9...

      HM Coastguard: Falmouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many vacant posts at each grade there are at Falmouth Coastguard operations centre.

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many callouts have been recorded for coastguard rescue teams in each of the last five years.

      HM Coastguard: Falmouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many times in the last two years Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre has had staffing levels below what is considered safe.

      HM Coastguard: Fareham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether staff at the National Maritime Operations Centre in Fareham are required to record a reason for not calling on a lifeboat or coastguard team...

      HM Coastguard: Fareham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many unanswered telephone calls the National Maritime Operations Centre has each day.

      HM Coastguard: Fareham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many fully-trained coastguard staff working at the National Maritime Operations Centre in Fareham were on the daytime watch covering the south...

      HM Coastguard: Fareham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many times the National Maritime Operations Centre in Fareham turned down requests from other Category 1 Responders for assistance in the last two...

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what change there has been in the number of incidents reported along the south coast from Plymouth to Selsey Bill in the last five years.

      Rescue Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what maximum length of time is considered safe from when an emergency call is received in a coastguard control room to when the coastguard vehicle is...

      Rescue Services: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many coastguard rescue teams have been deployed to inland flooding incidents in the past two years; and how many times those teams were called out...

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many callouts have been recorded for each coastguard rescue team along the south coast from Plymouth to Selsey Bill in each of the last five years.

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many reports of tombstoning have been received and investigated by a coastguard team from Plymouth to Selsey Bill in each of the last five years.

      HM Coastguard: Fareham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many fully-trained staff are based at the National Maritime Operations Centre in Fareham.

      Electric Vehicles: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department has made on delivering 750 more charging points in UK towns and cities by 2020 through the Go Ultra Low City scheme.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total amount paid in compensation to people affected by the High Speed 2 project was in each of the last 12 months; and if he will make a...

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the importance of direct long-haul air links with a hub airport for international trade.

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to lay guidance on licensing functions under taxi and private hire vehicle legislation before Parliament.

      Euston Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 28 April 2016 to Question 35329, whether the development of a plan to progress the initial feasibility and business case...

      Southern: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer given by the then Prime Minister, on 29 June 2016, Official Report, column 1294, when his Department will confirm details of...

      Southern: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will provide compensation to non-season ticket holders on Southern Rail for the result of strike action in 2016 and for the effect...

      Crossrail 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will assess the merits of establishing a working group on future planning of Crossrail 2 which includes representatives from Transport for...

      Crossrail 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he plans to take to ensure that local authorities are (a) kept informed on and (b) can contribute to Transport for London's work on...

      Railways: Stoke on Trent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve the (a) connectivity and (b) affordability of rail travel between Stoke-on-Trent and London.

      Electric Vehicles: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of whether the Government's Go Ultra Low scheme to deliver 750 more charging points in UK towns and cities by...

      Level Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals related to the recommendations of the Law Commission's report on level crossings, published...

      Network Rail: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to respond to his Department's consultation on the Hendy Report, published in January 2016.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the total spend on High Speed 2 to date; and if he will make a statement.

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what section 54 undertakings have been given for which rolling stock fleets; and what the (a) owning group and (b) terminating date is for each such...

      Severn River Crossing: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department plans to launch its consultation on the future of the Severn Bridges.

      Large Goods Vehicles: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans the UK has to enact the EU Weights and Dimensions Directive (2015/719); and if he will make a statement.

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2016 to Question 25499, how many individual speed cameras on the strategic road network have been converted from...

      Clacton-on-Sea Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Abellio Greater Anglia on commitments for station upgrades at Clacton-on-Sea, as part of the new franchise agreed in...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Turkey: Military Coups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to ensure that the human rights of Turkish people imprisoned as a result of the failed coup in July...

    • Turkey: Military Coups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received on allegations of beatings and torture, including rape, in official and unofficial...

      Diego Garcia: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has refused any request for a US administration flight to land on Diego Garcia.

      Diego Garcia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 15 July 2014 to Question 205172, what assessment his Department carried out prior to July 2014...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department spent on private school fees for children whose parents are stationed (a) in the UK and (b) overseas in...

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions have taken place between the British and Iranian authorities on the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

      Diego Garcia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 15 July 2014 to Question 205172, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the...

      Islamic State: Genocide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the UN Security Council to ensure genocide committed by Daesh is brought to the...

      Gibraltar: Spain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Spanish counterparts on recent incursions by Spanish vessels into British Territorial...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department has spent on legal advice related to the UK voting to leave the EU from (a) the Government Legal...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many new job vacancies have been advertised in his Department each month in 2016 to date.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish a list of all secondees to his Department from (a) PwC, (b) Deloitte, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) KPMG and (e)...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many times his Department has used the services of (a) PwC, (b) Deloitte, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) KPMG and (e) other...

      Intelligence and Security Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on how many occasions Ministers in his Department have declined to disclose information to the Intelligence and Security...

      Russia: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on proposals to ban the use by Russia of the SWIFT banking system related to Russia's military...

      Intelligence and Security Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on how many occasions Ministers in his Department have delayed providing information to the Intelligence and Security Committee...

      Islamic State: Genocide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what evidence the Government has submitted to the UN Security Council on alleged acts of genocide by Daesh.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many additional employees he plans to hire from outside the Civil Service for the purposes of managing the process of...

      Iran: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the human rights conditions in prisons in Iran; and if he will make a statement.

      Bahrain: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations the Government has made to the government of Bahrain on reports of human rights abuses in that country.

      Islamic State: Genocide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2016 to Question 43364, what steps the Government has taken to work with international...

      Iraq: Genocide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 24 March 2016 to Question 31582, whether the Government has offered support to the government...

      Saudi Arabia: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many meetings have taken place between ministers of his Department and their Saudi Arabian counterparts since 25 March...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many (a) consultants and (b) seconded staff (i) are working and (ii) have been recruited to work at his Department in the...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many of his Department's staff have resigned in the last six months.

      Somalia: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many women's organisations the Minister for Middle East and Africa met during his recent visit to Somalia.

      Sheikh Isa Qassim

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in Bahrain on the decision to revoke Sheikh Isa Qassim's Bahraini citizenship.

      Tanzania: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Tanzanian counterpart on steps to prosecute those responsible for the recent attack on...

      Middle East and North Africa: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information he holds on how many people fleeing persecution or extreme violence in (a) the Middle East and (b) North...

      Turkey: EU Accession

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on Turkey's accession to the EU.

      Saudi Arabia: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the government of Saudi Arabia on the cases of Ali Mohammed al-Nimr, Abdullah...

      Nabeel Rajab

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the government of Bahrain on the case of Nabeel Rajab in that country.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if her Department will increase investment in decentralised renewable energy in areas where it will benefit the world's poorest people.

    • Developing Countries: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what innovation start-up grants are available for charities that undertake water sanitation projects.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress her Department has made on meeting the target of committing 0.7 per cent of national income to international aid.

      Department for International Development: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what meetings at official level her Department has had with the Department for Exiting the EU in which her Department's budget was...

      Department for International Development: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what meetings at official level her Department has had with the Department for International Trade in which her Department's budget...

      Department for International Development: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many full-time equivalent staff of her Department, at what grades, have been seconded to the Department for International Trade.

      South Sudan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to page 135 of her Department's Annual Reports and Accounts 2015-16, for what reasons the budget allocation to South...

      Africa: Rubella

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department has taken to help tackle rubella in Africa.

  • Department for Education

    • Children in Care: Warwickshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children were in the care of the local authority in (a) Warwickshire and (b) Rugby constituency in (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15 and (iii) 2015-16.

    • Schools: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what role Ofsted has in its (a) reports and (b) other work in monitoring the level of integration of asylum seekers and refugees in schools.

      Overseas Students: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether students from other EU member states who plan to start their studies in the UK in autumn 2017 will be considered eligible for student loans.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department issues guidance on the proportion of a school's annual budget it considers prudent for a school to hold as a cash balance.

      Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to progress reforms to Disabled Student Allowances.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of the introduction of the apprenticeship levy on companies which pay into other industry levy schemes.

      Teachers: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her policy is on expanding the Troops to Teachers scheme.

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the implications for her Department's funding of free early education of the conclusions of the report of the Family...

      Children: Communication Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government plans to take to ensure that (a) all children start their first year of school with the expected levels of language and...

      Apprentices: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure incentives and support packages meet the needs of small businesses in order to increase their ability to take on...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department holds on the frequency with which children move (a) house and (b) school.

      Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 25 July 2016 to Question 42895, on primary education, what proportion of the 644 teachers and head teachers who responded to...

      Languages: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate she has made of the adequacy of the level of investment in language subjects at school in each of the last five years.

      Languages: GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to encourage more young people to take A-level language subjects.

      Students: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support her Department provides to students with refugee status.

      Department for Education: UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department has taken to prepare for the UK to leave the EU since 23 June 2016; and what further such steps her Department plans to take...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will provide a regional breakdown of her Department's spending on schools since 2010.

      Department for Education: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many times her Department has used the services of (a) PwC, (b) Deloitte, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) KPMG and (e) other consulting firms in the last...

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will take steps to ensure that local authorities fulfil their duty to provide short breaks for disabled children.

      UK Commission for Employment and Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2016 to Question 40241, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the reconstituting of her Department...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will take steps to simplify the application process for securing an apprenticeship.

      Financial Services: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the teaching of financial education in schools.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the Skills Funding Agency proposals to reduce 16-18 apprenticeship funding on the number of...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she has had with the Skills Funding Agency on the potential effect of its proposal to introduce a register of apprenticeship...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of apprenticeships delivered by lead providers which sub-contract to smaller providers in each of the last...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she has had with large employers on the effect on their take-up of apprenticeships of the new funding arrangements proposed for...

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to publish the impact assessment for her Department's proposals for changes in funding rates for colleges and providers, published on...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make a statement about the implications for apprenticeship take-up by 16 to 18 year olds of her Department's proposals for changes in...

      Schools: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much has been allocated from the Condition Improvement Fund for 2016-17; and how much from that Fund was allocated in 2015-16.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the ability of maintained nursery schools and children's centres to remain financially viable following...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) nursery schools, (b) day-care facilities and (c) children's centres in (i) Birmingham, Erdington constituency, (ii) the West Midlands and...

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2016 to Question 43735, how many of the applications received in 2015 and subsequently approved the Regional...

      Education Funding Agency: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, on how many occasions the Chief Executive of the Education Funding Agency met her predecessor in the last two years.

      Academies: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many academies judged inadequate had their funding agreement terminated and were closed in each year since 2010.

      Education Funding Agency: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the contract of employment of the Chief Executive of the Education Funding Agency is due to expire.

  • Leader of the House

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Leader of the House, when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall North, dated 8 August 2016, on the renewal and restoration of the Commons building; and what...

    • e-Petitions

      To ask the Leader of the House, what steps he is taking to improve the quality of Government responses to e-petitions.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which agencies perform child protection checks prior to a self-employed adult being permitted to provide extracurricular activities to...

    • Broadband: Solihull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on the rollout of superfast broadband in the B91 1 postcode area.

      National Lottery: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of National Lottery ticket sales revenues was (a) passed to the good causes funds and (b) spent on good causes in...

      Young People: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many young people from (a) North Swindon and (b) England have participated in the National Citizen Service in each of the last five...

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department has taken to prepare for the UK to leave the EU since 23 June 2016; and what further such steps her...

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will publish a list of all secondees to her Department from (a) PwC, (b) Deloitte, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) KPMG and (e) other...

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many times her Department has used the services of (a) PwC, (b) Deloitte, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) KPMG and (e) other consulting...

      Heathrow Airport: Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussion she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the effect of the possible expansion of Heathrow Airport on UK tourism.

      Nuisance Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what further steps her Department plans to take to tackle unsolicited and nuisance telephone calls.

      Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the value of the video games industry to the UK economy.

      Athletics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential economic benefit to the UK of hosting the World Athletics Championship and the IPC World...

      Broadband: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the proposed Universal Service Obligation for broadband will apply in Scotland.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Queen's Speech 2016, if her Department will publish detailed plans to create the right for every household to...

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the effect of the success of the London 2012 Olympic Games on the success of the competitors at the Rio...

      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.

      Digital Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when her Department estimates that digital radio will reach 50 per cent of listeners; and when she plans to publish a timetable for any...

      Sports: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions her Department has had with the International Olympic Committee and the British Olympic Association on ensuring that...

      Small Businesses: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the level of take-up by (a) micro, (b) small and (c) medium-sized enterprises has been of the Cyber Essentials programme.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what role her Department played in drafting the Government's childhood obesity plan.

      Gaming Machines: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she has taken to work with the gambling industry on the regulation of fixed odds betting terminals.

      Gambling: Social Networking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment has she made of the effectiveness of regulations on advertising of gambling products on social media.

      Tourism: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to increase battlefield tourism in South West England.

      Sports: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much her Department spent on disability sport in each year since 2010.

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the next Triennial Review of Stakes and Prizes is planned.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Poultry: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22 July 2016 to Question 42910, on poultry: animal welfare, for what reasons the ban on...

    • Slaughterhouses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential benefits of requiring CCTV animal welfare standards monitoring in...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many times her Department has used the services of (a) PwC, (b) Deloitte, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) KPMG and (e) other...

      Farmers: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if her Department or the Animal and Plant Health Agency will collect data on (a) the number of and (b) the reasons for...

      Bees: Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the conclusions of the report led by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology published in...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the findings of the RSPCA report entitled, Breed Specific Legislation - A Dog's Dinner, published in...

      Marine Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she plans to take to ensure that regulatory standards on clean beaches and seas, marine wildlife protection and...

      Hunting Act 2004

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to amend or repeal the Hunting Act 2004 during this Parliament.

      Trees: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to prevent the invasion of fungi and insects into the UK which can threaten British...

      Dogs: Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps are being taken to tackle selective breeding of dogs for aesthetic reasons which cause health defects.

      Trapping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason the Government did not meet the deadline for implementing the Agreement on International Humane Trapping...

      Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the UK intends to maintain the EU ban on neonicotinoids (a) before and (b) after the UK leaves the EU; and whether...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it is her policy to retain targets to recycle 50 per cent of waste by 2020 after the UK withdrawals from the EU.

      Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the outcome of the EU referendum on the management and regulation of...

      Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy to retain the suspension on the use of pesticides containing the neonicotinoids thiamethoxam,...

      Horse Racing: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many racehorses were slaughtered in abattoirs in Britain in (a) 2013, (b) 2014 and (c) 2015.

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dairy farmers there were in each of the last five years.

      Rural Payments Agency: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many Rural Payments Agency staff have been tasked with responding to telephone enquiries from farmers on the Basic...

      International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what UK representation there is at the International Union for Conservation of Nature World Conservation Congress.

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate her Department has made of the number of badgers to be culled in the next 12 months.

      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 permitting the control of up to 10...

      Countryside Stewardship Scheme and LEADER Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her Department's policy is on future funding of the LEADER and Countryside Stewardship schemes; what discussions she...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to eradicate bovine tuberculosis.

      Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her policy is on the maintenance of current restrictions on the use of neonicotinoids once the UK leaves the EU.

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent representations she has received from scientists and policy experts on her policy on the badger cull.

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what criteria her Department used to make the decision on new licenses for badger culling in Cornwall, Herefordshire, Devon,...

      Nature Conservation: Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what work the Government has undertaken with African governments on identifying and protecting endangered species.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall North of 3 August 2016 on legislation on dangerous...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Free Movement of People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether he plans to seek to maintain freedom of movement throughout the EEA for UK citizens during the negotiations on the UK's exit...

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many officials of his Department are (a) on secondment from external companies and (b) engaged as external contractors or...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what budget his Department has set for paying staff (a) on secondment from external companies and (b) engaged as external contractors...

      Didier Seeuws

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what (a) meetings and (b) discussions he has had with Didier Seeuws, Head of the Brexit Taskforce at the European Council.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will make it his policy to ensure reciprocity of student access to higher education funding systems with other EU countries as...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many staff his Department (a) employs and (b) plans to employ in the next 12 months; and how many such staff will be located in...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what estimate he has made of the budget of his Department in each of the next three years; and if he will make a statement.

      Cybercrime: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what his policy is on future UK participation in the EU cybersecurity strategy.

      UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether he plans for the Minister for Universities and Science to be part of the Government's team negotiating exit from the EU.

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps the Law Officers' Departments have taken to prepare for the UK to leave the EU since 23 June 2016; and what further such steps the Law Officers'...

    • Attorney General: Consultants

      To ask the Attorney General, how many times the Law Officers' Departments have used the services of (a) PwC, (b) Deloitte, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) KPMG and (e) other consulting firms in the last...

      Sentencing

      To ask the Attorney General, how many offenders have had their sentence increased under the unduly lenient sentence scheme in each of the last five years.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people paid (a) issue fees and (b) hearing fees in equal pay cases in each year since 2010.

    • Schengen Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how her Department plans to continue to work with European partners in the areas of her portfolio that were covered by the Schengen Agreement after the...

      Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reasons the Gender Recognition Panel administrative guidance states that the Statutory Declaration should be dated within six months of the...

      Special Educational Needs: Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many special educational needs and disability tribunals there have been in each local authority area in (a) total and (b) each quarter since the...

      Prison Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of support available to prison officers experiencing mental illness.

      Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when she plans to publish the report of her Department's implementation review of employment tribunal fees which was initiated on 11 June 2015.

      Approved Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) Approved Premises have been operational and (b) people have resided in each of those premises in each year since 2010.

      Approved Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what advice her Department provides to people living in Approved Premises who have (a) an addiction, (b) a mental health condition and (c) other health...

      Ministry of Justice: UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps her Department has taken to prepare for the UK to leave the EU since 23 June 2016; and what further such steps her Department plans to take...

      Life Imprisonment: Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners serving a mandatory life sentence have been released early from prison in each of the last 10 years.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what additional resources were made available to prisons to accommodate the increased number of people recalled to custody following the introduction of...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate she has made of the cost of recalling 22,412 people to custody over the last 12 months.

      Legal Aid Scheme

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

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many decisions taken on claims for (a) employment and support allowance and (b) personal independence payment have been appealed in (i) Ayr, Carrick...

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the level of drugs in prisons.

      Special Educational Needs: Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many special educational needs and disability tribunals there have been in each year since 2010; and what the total cost to the public purse of...

      Ministry of Justice: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if she will publish a list of all secondees to her Department from (a) PwC, (b) Deloitte, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) KPMG and (e) other consulting firms...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress has been made on the rehabilitation of offenders with Imprisonment for Public Protection sentences since 2012.

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when her Department plans to consult on Government proposals to increase the Small Claims Track limit to £5,000 for low value personal injury claims.

      Employment: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment she has made of whether the level of tribunal fees acts as a disincentive to women pursuing a sex discrimination claim.

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many appeal hearings were cancelled in (a) 2014, (b) 2015 and (c) the first eight months of 2016 at the (i) First-tier Tribunal and (ii) Upper-tier...

      Legal Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps she is taking to (a) improve public awareness of the law and (b) make it easier for the law to be understood by people without legal expertise.

      Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much has been received by HM Courts and Tribunal Service in payment of employment tribunal fees in (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17 to date; and what...

      Prisoners: Secure Psychiatric Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners sent to secure mental health units for assessment or treatment subsequently returned to prison in each year since 2010.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when her Department plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall North of 15 August 2016 to the Chief Executive, National Offender...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Rendition and Torture: Libya

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions his Department has had with the Crown Prosecution Service on Operation Lydd.

    • Former Ministers: Allowances

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many former Ministers have claimed expenses from the public purse after leaving office.

      Civil Servants: Business Interests

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will take steps to ensure that business appointment rules are enforced for civil servants after leaving the Civil Service.

      Ministerial Policy Advisers: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he plans to take to strengthen the code of conduct for special advisers.

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the employment rate for disabled working people in each year from 2010 to 2016; and if he will make a statement.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the resources for the Department for Exiting the European Union have been drawn from the administration budget allocated in the 2015 Spending...

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have given the rail industry an exemption that allows that industry a year longer than the aviation industry to comply with the provisions of the...

    • Driving under Influence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimates they have made of the costs of road traffic accidents associated with alcohol to (1) the NHS, (2) the emergency services, (3) the police, (4)...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether train operating companies are required to offer the cheapest relevant ticket to passengers at ticket offices, on websites and from ticket machines;...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether train operating companies (TOCs) are required to make available split ticketing options when they are cheaper for a journey than the purchase of a...

      A55

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many fatalities there were on the A55 in Wales in (1) 2010, (2) 2011, (3) 2014 and (4) 2015.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what aspects of the Hinckley Point project could not have been fully considered in advance of EDF agreeing to proceed with the contract.

    • Summertime

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to review the use of British Summer Time, and what assessment they have made of the possible impact of maintaining BST throughout the year.

      Sellafield: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the BBC Panorama programme broadcast on 5 September concerning safety and its management at Sellafield; whether they plan to take...

      Natural Gas: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much Russian gas is directly imported into the UK; and what percentage of overall national gas consumption that represents.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Kashmir

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to ensure that any civil or military co-operation between the UK and the government of India does not contribute to human...

    • Kashmir

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that effective pressure is brought to bear on local government organisations in Jammu and Kashmir to expedite...

      Kashmir

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have had discussions with local government organisations in Jammu and Kashmir about the unmarked graves in north Kashmir where civilians or...

      India: Torture

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made representations to the government of India encouraging it to (1) ratify the UN Convention against  Torture and its optional...

      Locarno Group

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Locarno Group was last convened.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the Saudi-led coalition regarding attacks on medical facilities in Yemen, and what their policy is on that issue.

      North Korea: Guided Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of North Korea’s launch of three ballistic missiles on 5 September.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Football: Governing Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the success of Team GB at the Rio Olympics, and of Wales in the European Football Championship, whether they will review the effectiveness of the...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of women who are in hardship as a result of the decision to change women’s state pension age.

    • Fibromyalgia: Social Security Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether applicants suffering from Fibromyalgia are refused benefits because the condition is not recognised as sufficiently serious to cause disability.

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the possible impact of Brexit on workers' pensions.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Refugees: Mediterranean Sea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many migrants have been rescued by British ships because they have found themselves in difficulty crossing the Mediterranean or Adriatic seas.

    • HMS Ambush

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan HMS Ambush to be fully operational.

      Patrol Craft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the planned in-service dates for the offshore patrol vessels presently on order or planned; and how much each vessel will cost.

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Royal Navy’s Type 45 fleet will be fully operational after modifications to their electrical propulsion systems.

  • Home Office

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