Written answers

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many complaints have been made to the DVLA about vehicle excise duty refunds in each month since October 2014.

    • Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many refunds of vehicle excise duty were awarded (a) less than four weeks,(b) between four and six weeks and (c) more than six weeks after the...

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many refunds of vehicle excise duty have been awarded in each financial year since 2014.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the reasons are for the difference in cost between professional driving licences issued in Northern Ireland and Great Britain; and if he will...

      London Airports: Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with Gatwick and Heathrow airports to ensure that international flights are staggered to prevent congestion at...

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the reported time of an incident to the coastguard service is the time a 999 call is received or the time that incident is raised on the computer.

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to include HGV drivers in the skilled workers category.

      Regional Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received from (a) Birmingham Airport and (b) other regional airports outside London on maintaining existing routes and...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to tender a public contract to perform the function of operator of last resort for (a) long distance and (b) regional...

      Mersey Tunnels: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on the review of the Mersey tunnel tolls.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many contracts for franchised passenger rail services his Department has tendered in each year since 2013; and how many such contracts his...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost to his Department was of each re-tendering exercise held for franchises for (a) long distance and (b) regional passenger rail services...

      Railways: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many platform train interface incidents reported on the national rail network involved driver-only operated passenger services in each year since 2010.

      Network Rail: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the feasibility of the contractor delivering all contracted functionality of the first deployment traffic...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Social Rented Housing: Liverpool Wavertree

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure access to social housing for people in Liverpool, Wavertree constituency who require such housing.

    • Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect that the Government's Troubled Families programme has had on meeting its objectives...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that best practice in planning is shared between local authorities.

      Council Tax Reduction Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which of the recommendations made by the Ollerenshaw Review of Local Council Tax Support the Government plans to take forward;...

      Parking: Unfair Practices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish his Department's response to the Parking Reform: Tackling Unfair Practices consultation.

      Solar Power: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of recent changes in business rates on corporate demand for rooftop solar...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will reassess the potential merits of proposals to make sustainable drainage systems compulsory in new housing...

      Combined Authorities: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what functions are planned to become the responsibility of the proposed Solent combined authority; what estimate he has made of...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Manufacturing Industries: Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will conduct an assessment on the potential effect on the manufacturing sector in Britain of reverting back to...

    • ARM: Cambridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to ensure that ARM's headquarters remain in Cambridge.

      Qualifications: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy that the UK will continue after the UK leaves the EU to recognise the professional...

      Electric Cables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of new transmission cables have been undergrounded in each of the last 10 years.

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the existing plans for the development of Hinkley C set out whether (a) the Government or (b) EDF will be...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with representatives of car manufacturers who have construction plants in the UK about...

      Qualifications: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his policy is on retaining the EU's professional qualifications directive after the UK has left the EU.

      Electronic Commerce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his policy is on future collaboration with the EU on consumer protections in relation to e-commerce; if he will...

      Sellafield: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Sellafield Ltd on safety performance...

      Housing: Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of UK energy use which will be from domestic solar production...

      Sellafield: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of compliance of operations at Sellafield with regulatory safety standards.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • China: Organs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Chinese government on banning organ tourism to China.

    • South China Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions the Government has had with the Chinese government on disputed islands in the South China Sea.

      Libya: Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the international community is taking to prevent Daesh fighters in Libya fleeing into neighbouring countries.

      Libya: Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the strength of Daesh in Libya after its defeat in Sirte.

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports of alleged breaches of international humanitarian law he has received from (a) UN agencies, (b) non-governmental...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

  • Attorney General

    • Criminal Proceedings: Witnesses

      To ask the Attorney General, what advice is given to prosecutors about the appropriateness of applying for a witness summons in a criminal case; whether there are (a) indicators and (b) factors...

    • Domestic Violence: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, how many cases involving female perpetrators of domestic violence have been prosecuted in each of the last 10 years; and what proportion of people prosecuted in those...

      Courts: ICT

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps he is taking to ensure that courts receive the latest Police National Computer details for defendants when cases are being dealt with electronically.

      Arrests

      To ask the Attorney General, what the average time from arrest to charge in each category of offence was in the latest year for which information is available.

  • Department for International Development

    • Malawi: Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to tackle food insecurity in Malawi.

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure value for money in its aid budget.

      Syria: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress she is making on ensuring that Syrian refugee children in that region receive an education; and what her plans are to...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure value for money in its aid budget.

      Exchange Rates: Sterling

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect of recent changes in the relative value of the pound on her Department's finances.

  • Department for Education

    • Primary Education: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many key stage 1 children in (a) Ashfield constituency and (b) Nottinghamshire were in classes of more than (i) 30 and (ii) 35 children in the...

    • Primary Education: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) primary school places, (b) primary school age pupils on the roll, (c) pupils in excess of school capacity and (d) unfilled primary school...

      Apprentices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when funding bands for apprenticeships starting after April 2017 will be published.

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the annual funding from the public purse is for English Speakers of Other Languages schemes.

      Apprentices

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

      Universities: European Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the UK's vote to leave the EU on the relationship between the European Investment Bank and UK...

      Schools: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what financial resources are available to schools from (a) her Department and (b) local authorities for the installation of automatic fire sprinklers.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will hold discussions with HM Treasury on the potential to fully fund apprenticeships for 16 to 18 year olds from savings accrued as a result...

      Schools: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the effect on safety of buildings on pupils of removing the expectation from guidance that most new schools...

      Education Funding Agency: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the contract of employment of the Chief Executive of the Education Funding Agency expires.

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils on the National Schools Database are not assigned to a specific school or registered for home tuition.

      Central Sussex College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what representations she has received from the Coast to Capital LEP and West Sussex County Council on the Central Sussex College in (a) Haywards Heath...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Rented Housing: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information her Department holds on the number of eviction possession hearings that took place in respect of (a) private and (b) social landlords...

    • Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what restrictions the Government has put in place to prevent threatening and intimidating behaviour on the part of bailiffs.

      Bill of Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps she is taking to ensure that any future UK Bill of Rights covers all of the UK.

      Care and Management of Transgender Offenders Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Written Statement WS368 of 8 December 2015, when the review into the care and management of transgender offenders will be published.

      Rape: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the conviction rate for rape involving (a) female and (b) male victims was in each of the last five years.

      Offenders: Personal Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans she has to facilitate financial checks on means forms filled out by offenders in criminal courts.

      Suspended Sentences: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the highest number of suspended sentences that one person had without receiving a prison sentence for committing a further offence during the...

      Pornography: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people of each sex have been (a) cautioned, (b) prosecuted and (c) convicted of an offence under section 33 of the Criminal Justice and Courts...

      Community Rehabilitation Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether her Department has contingency plans for financial failure of community rehabilitation centres.

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

    • Electoral Fraud Review

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what response the Electoral Commission has made to paragraphs 214 to 226 of the...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Islamic State: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many sorties flown by RAF aircraft engaged on Operation SHADER in Syria and Iraq have (a) Brimstone missiles, (b) Hellfire missiles and (c)...

    • Ministry of Defence Police: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the Government's policy is on members of the Service Police residing in separate living accommodation to other members of the armed forces.

      Ministry of Defence Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to introduce independent oversight of the Service Police.

      Public Lavatories: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the effect of the exclusion of sexual assault, voyeurism, exposure and sexual activity in a public lavatory from the...

      Armed Forces: Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many forces personnel, by rank, have purchased a property under the Help to Buy scheme.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department takes to ensure prompt payments by companies in receipt of defence contracts.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of the defence budget was spent on single-source contracts in 2015-16.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent on (a) refurbishment of and (b) operations by the Command Support Air Transport Fleet in each of the last 12 months.

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel in each of the armed forces were affected by the increase in the qualifying age for an armed forces pension.

      Military Intervention: Casualties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what procedures his Department has in place for the regular receipt of information on non-combatant casualties arising from US airstrikes which are...

      Nuclear Power: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 2 March 2016 to Question 28220, which areas have locally determined arrangements for issuing iodine tablets in the event...

      Army: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the rationale was for his Department's decision to allow soldiers who have completed only Phase One training to be called up to perform frontline tasks.

      Veterans: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support his Department or other bodies provide to help veterans experiencing mental health difficulties as a result of military service.

      Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to review the eligibility for the operational allowance for service personnel.

      Armed Forces Covenant Reference Group: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on the appointment of a representative from Northern Ireland to the Armed Forces...

      Armed Forces: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many children in the UK have at least one parent serving in the armed forces.

      Armed Forces Covenant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many companies have signed the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant.

      Armed Forces: Germany

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many serving personnel will return from Germany as part of the planned rebasing in each year to 2020.

      South Sudan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect of the recent violence and instability in South Sudan on the deployment plan of British armed forces as part...

      Armed Forces Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the (a) criteria by which applicants are selected and (b) names of applicants who applied to host Armed Forces Day in 2017.

      Armed Forces Day: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department asked local authorities in Northern Ireland to apply to host Armed Forces Day in 2017.

      Middle East: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the rate of UK Reaper drone strikes in Iraq and Syria by month since the mission was launched; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the deadline for the receipt of applications for Armed Forces Day 2018 will be.

      Middle East: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the UK is currently using armed Reaper drones outside of Iraq and Syria; and if he will make a statement.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many citizens of EU countries other than the UK work in (a) his Department and (b) agencies and other bodies for which his Department is...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of making first aid a compulsory module of the National Citizen Service.

    • Football: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she was aware of the Homeless World Cup taking place; and what discussions her Department has had with the organisers of that event.

      Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many premises are connected to exchange activated telephone exchanges; and if she will make funds available to upgrade such exchanges.

      Video on Demand: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent review her Department has made of the regulatory framework for the provision of subtitles for on-demand services.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of UK premises has access to ultrafast broadband; and what steps she is taking to increase the number of such properties.

      Nuisance Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to reduce the number of nuisance calls.

      Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her policy is on the implementation of Part 2 of the Leveson inquiry.

      British Telecom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to support the implementation of Ofcom's recommendations related to BT and Openreach.

  • Home Office

    • Refugees: Greece

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support the Government is providing to Greece to ensure that refugees have access to clear information on the Dublin III regulation and...

    • Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of legislation on hate crime; and whether she has plans to review the suitability of such...

      Social Networking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that social media websites remove abusive and threatening posts.

      Anti-slavery Day

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

  • HM Treasury

    • Tax Avoidance: Property

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps HM Revenue and Customs is taking to tackle tax avoidance in the property market.

    • Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department has taken to prevent increases in road tax evasion since the abolition of the car tax disc.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to provide additional funding of £350 million per week to the NHS after the UK has left the EU.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Income: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average income is per capita in (a) Ashfield constituency, (b) Rushcliffe constituency and (c) Nottinghamshire in the most recent period for...

    • Government Departments: Performance Appraisal

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of all government departments adopting the same practice of informal monthly performance reviews...

      Public Sector: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has appointed a new head of unit to oversee the audit to tackle racial disparities in public service outcomes.

      Cabinet Office: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many officials of his Department work in the Propriety and Ethics team.

      Cabinet Office: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many officials of his Department provide secretariat support to unpaid advisors.

      Cabinet Office: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2016 to Question 43759, how the Propriety and Ethics Team performed on handling correspondence from hon. Members...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he has had with the government of Japan on increasing trade links with that country.

    • Research: Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to help ensure that research facilities owned by companies whose headquarters are in other EU member states or which...

      Department for International Trade: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will publish a breakdown of the costs incurred in the creation of his Department.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bees: Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent research her Department has undertaken on the link between neonicotinoids and bee populations.

    • Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the (a) effectiveness and (b) value for money of the badger cull.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her policy is on the devolution of the policy and administration of agricultural subsidies to the devolved...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to amend her Department's budget to meet additional workload arising from preparation for leaving the EU.

      Clean Air Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to her Department's announcement of 17 December 2015 on improving air quality in cities, what progress her...

      Air Pollution: Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding the Local Air Quality Management team in her Department awarded to local authorities for monitoring air...

      Flood Control: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of proposals to make funding to farmers after the UK has left the EU...

      Animal Products: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what work her Department is doing with other countries to prevent the (a) global trade in illegal hunting trophies and (b)...

      Schools: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the Government will take steps to work with local authorities to install air pollution monitoring facilities outside...

  • Department of Health

    • NHS Foundation Trusts: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidelines his Department issues to NHS Foundation Trusts on the publication of board papers.

    • NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the feedback NHS England gave to the Coast, Humber and Vale footprint area on the first draft of their Sustainability and...

      Mental Illness: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many finished admission episodes there were with a primary diagnosis of mental and behavioural disorder for patients aged 0 to 18 years in 2015-16.

      Mental Illness: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children were admitted to adult inpatient mental health wards in 2015-16.

      Mental Illness: Police Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) children and (b) adults spent time in a police station as a place of safety due to their mental health condition in each year since 2010.

      Mental Illness: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients aged 0 to 18 years attending accident and emergency departments in 2015-16 had a psychiatric condition.

      General Practitioners: Mid Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish a timetable for the roll-out of the General Practice Resilience Programme to support GP practices in Mid Sussex constituency; and if...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of reusing dispensed but unused returned drugs in the NHS.

      Health Services: Mid Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding there has been for (a) practice nurses, (b) physician assistants, (c) practice managers and (d) receptionists in Mid Sussex constituency in...

      Breast Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that women suffering from metastatic HER2 breast cancer receive (a) the Kadcyla form of Trastuzumab emtansine and (b)...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the annual cost to the NHS of dispensed but unused prescription drugs.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 11 July 2016 to Question 42381, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the immigration status of NHS employees...

      NHS: Ict

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

      British Medical Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many meetings he has had with the BMA in each of the last 12 months.

      Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which hospitals he has visited in each of the last 12 months.

      NHS: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received on the effect of the vote to leave the EU on his policy to provide full seven-day NHS services.

      Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis aged (a) 0-10, (b) 11-20, (c) 21-40, (d) 41-60, and (e) 61+ years old in each of the last...

      Eyesight: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with opticians' associations on opticians spotting illness when carrying out eyesight checks.

      Palivizumab

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answers of 22 January 2016 to Question 22462 and 28 June 2016 to Question 40748, when NHS England plans to publish findings from its...

      Sepsis: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people by age have been diagnosed with sepsis in the last five years.

      Stem Cells: Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the average cost for each patient of second allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplants for relapsed disease in each of...

      Stem Cells: Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the total number of patients who have received a second allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplant for relapsed disease...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the (a) Prime Minister, (b) Chancellor of the Exchequer and (c) Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on...

      Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has spent on funding research into improving the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

      First Aid: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings in the British Red Cross research paper, Don't stop at 999, published in...

  • Department of Health

    • Hospital Beds

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the cost of bed-blocking in NHS hospitals in each of the past three years and what plans they have to invest in social care services to reduce those...

    • Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman: Public Appointments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the report of the independent review commissioned by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) into the adequacy of the procedures and...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which (1) NHS Foundation Trusts, and (2) NHS Trusts, have an accumulated surplus of (a) up to £1 million, (b) £1–5 million, (c)...

      National Food Crime Unit

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the National Food Crime Unit's budget and enforcement powers are being reviewed in the light of Professor Chris Elliott's recent comments that it...

      Horse Meat

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people were convicted of food crime following the horsemeat scandal in 2013.

      National Food Crime Unit

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria they will use to decide whether the National Food Crime Unit should have direct enforcement powers.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Aircraft: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much Ascent Flight Training charges the Ministry of Defence to train a fast jet pilot to the point where they are ready to move on to the...

    • Military Aircraft: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much Ascent Flight Training has been fined for failing to deliver an adequate service since it signed the 25-year contract with the Ministry of Defence.

      RFA Diligence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the cost of the refit to RFA Diligence in 2013 to extend its life to 2020.

      RFA Diligence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether RFA Diligence has been fully manned since her refit in 2015.

      Armed Forces: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they made of the risks to national security and to service personnel before publishing the names of soldiers and potential recruits online.

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the response by Navy Command Headquarters to a member of the public on 12 February, what new studies in the Ministry of Defence have...

      Army

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the government of the USA has made representations to them about the manpower reductions in the British army.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • North South Implementation Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions have taken place with the government of the Irish Republic on the future funding of the six cross-border bodies established following the...

    • EU Grants and Loans: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will guarantee to fund the remaining period of Peace IV in the event that the UK leaves the EU before the conclusion of that fund in 2020.

      Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current assessment of the significance of the possible changes in the status of the land border between the UK and the Republic of Ireland for...

      Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent the Northern Ireland Executive will be involved in any proposals to alter the status of the land border between the UK and the EU.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Profumo Inquiry

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the date most recently set for the declassification and release to the National Archives of the papers relating to Lord Denning's Report on the...

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