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Written answers

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which agreed EU directives have not yet been transposed directly into UK law; and if he will make a statement.

    • London City Airport: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to monitor the environmental effect of flights going to and from London City Airport; and if he will make a statement.

      London City Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what restrictions are in place controlling flights going to and from London City Airport; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Schools: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what comparative assessment he has made of the effect of the increase in business rates on (a) state and (b) privately funded...

    • Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the amount of business rate income generated in each local authority area in England for each of the last...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will publish a review of the effectiveness of Local Economic Partnerships; and if he will make a statement.

      Business Improvement Districts: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what loans have been issued for what purposes to Business Improvement Districts in each (a) region of the UK and (b) local...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has (a) made and (b) received from outside sources of the increase in demand for social care...

      Council Tax: Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities in England have held council tax referendums in each of the last five years; and if he will make a...

      Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many enterprise zones there are in each (a) region and (b) local authority area in England; how long each zone has been in...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he expects to publish the Local Government Settlement; and if he will make a statement.

      Business Improvement Districts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he expects to publish a response to the consultation his Department launched in March 2015 on the future of Business...

      Communities and Local Government: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which agreed EU directives have not yet been transposed directly into UK law; and if he will make a statement.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to devolve further fiscal powers to local authorities; and if he will make a statement.

      Regional Planning and Development: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, who has responsibility for delivering the Northern Powerhouse.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many responses his Department has received to the consultation on local government retention of business rates.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which agreed EU directives have not yet been transposed directly into UK law; and if he will make a statement.

    • British Nationals Abroad: Administration of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his policy differs between countries on his Department's intervention in the judicial and legal affairs in cases abroad...

      Saudi Arabia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the Government last held discussions with the Saudi government in which specific reference was made to human rights in...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which agreed EU directives have not yet been transposed directly into UK law; and if he will make a statement.

    • UK Withdrawal from EU: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent meetings he has had with Ministers of the Northern Ireland Executive on the UK's exit from the EU.

      Political Parties: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent progress he has made on agreeing a timetable with political parties in Northern Ireland for full transparency of donations to such...

      Electoral Register: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the potential cost to the public purse of introducing online voter registration in Northern Ireland; and if he...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of adding a five years sunset clause to the proposed Great Repeal Bill...

  • Department for International Development

    • Greece: Migrant Camps

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in refugee camps in Greece.

    • Migrant Camps: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the refugee camps which are currently receiving aid from her Department.

      Developing Countries: EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent meetings she has had with (a) Ministers and (b) officials of the Department for International Trade on the effect on...

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the report by UNESCO, entitled Global Education Monitoring Report...

      Haiti: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department has taken to ensure that the humanitarian response in Haiti reflects the needs of older people affected by...

      Italy: Migrant Camps

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in the refugee camps in Italy.

      Balkans: Migrant Camps

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in the refugee camps in Serbia and Montenegro.

      Jordan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in Jordan.

      Lebanon

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in Lebanon.

      Developing Countries: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department spent on securing renewable energy in developing countries in each year since 2009.

      Africa: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2016 to Question 46228, what (a) targets and (b) mechanisms are in place to ensure that funding...

  • Department for Education

    • Banbury Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the efficacy of the outsourcing by Banbury Academy of admissions appeals to a private contractor; and if she will...

    • Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children secured a place at their first choice school in (a) Woking constituency, (b) Surrey, (c) the South East and (d) the UK in the latest...

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 15 September 2016 to Question 45512, what grades of officials and which Ministers have the authority to make decisions on...

      Schools: Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the implications for its policies of the decision by the Department of Health to remove electrical socket...

      Mandarin Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to increase the uptake of Mandarin.

      Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the provisions in the Higher Education and Research Bill on part-time and adult students.

      Education Funding Agency: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much the Education Funding Agency has spent to date on refurbishing the former East Ham Police Station; and how much of that sum was spent on...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will take steps to include training on selective mutism and other speech, language and communication needs in initial teacher training.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Miracle Mineral Solution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to enable the prosecution of people who promote the use of miracle mineral solution as a cure for autism.

    • Taxis: Assistance Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions a level 3 fine was issued under the provisions of section 168 of the Equality Act 2010, relating to assistance dogs in taxis, in...

      Matrimonial Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the Government plans to bring forward legislation to reform the law relating to marital contracts.

      Young Offenders: Mental Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many young offenders under the age of 18 have been admitted to an adult mental health ward in each month since January 2014.

      Victims' Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the powers are of the Victims' Commissioner.

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether any amendments will be made to the Victims' Code as a result of the (a) coming into force of the EU Directive on victims' rights and (b) result...

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether she plans to bring forward a green paper on the case for a victims' law during the current parliamentary session.

      Ministry of Justice: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which agreed EU directives have not yet been transposed directly into UK law; and if she will make a statement.

      Offenders: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what rehabilitation programmes are provided for people serving prison sentences of 12 months or less.

      Personal Injury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when her Department intends to publish a consultation on the personal injury reforms announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the 2015 Autumn...

      Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 11 October 2016 to Question 46577 which foreign jurisdictions have made use of the information and resources to which she...

  • Prime Minister

    • Prime Minister: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Prime Minister, on what occasions she has met and conversed with members of the public in her official capacity since she became Prime Minister on 13 July 2016.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Saudi Arabia: Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether technical capacity for the launching of cluster munitions was provided with any UK-manufactured (a) aircraft and (b) unmanned aerial device...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether personal independence payment (PIP) assessors employed by (a) his Department, (b) Capita and (c) Atos Healthcare have targets of how...

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what qualifications are required of people who work as personal independence payment assessors.

      Personal Independence Payment: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what measures his Department has put in place to ensure that terminally ill patients' needs are fully considered during personal independence...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criteria determine whether personal independence payment assessors receive financial bonuses in addition to their salary.

      Employment: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to safeguard the jobs of EU nationals living in the UK after the UK leaves the EU.

      Social Security Benefits: Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the report by the Children's Society, The cost of being care free, published in June 2016, if he will take steps to provide...

      Department for Work and Pensions: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which agreed EU directives have not yet been transposed directly into UK law; and if he will make a statement.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the second table on page five of his Department's document, Personal Independence Payment: Official Statistics, if he will...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of (a) Atos and (b) Capita personal independence payment assessments have been carried out in the applicant's home in the most...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families in the North East received child maintenance through the (a) Child Support Agency and (b) Child Maintenance Service in...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department plans to review the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the Child Maintenance Service for families which use that service.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of moving the Child Support Agency to the Child Maintenance Service on (a) single-parent...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps his Department is taking to reduce the level of child maintenance arrears.

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the number of children living in relative poverty in the UK (a) on the latest date for which figures...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Organic Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if her Department will commission research into the economic, social and environmental contribution of the organic farming...

    • Cattle: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate her Department has made of the number of cattle which have died of disease or were put down on account of...

      Non-native Species: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to enforce the EU-wide ban on 37 invasive species.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which agreed EU directives have not yet been transposed directly into UK law; and if she will make a statement.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which local authorities have breached legal air quality limits in the last year.

      Agriculture: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of applications to the Farming Recovery Fund have been paid to farmers affected by flooding since December 2015.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her Department has spent to date of the £1.25 million committed to the Badger Edge Vaccination Scheme.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has had discussions with suppliers other than Statens Serum Institut to procure the BCG vaccine.

      Common Fisheries Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to ensure that (a) the Maximum Sustainable Yield and (b) other objectives of the Common Fisheries Policy...

  • Home Office

    • Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much compensation her Department paid for the unlawful detention of individuals under immigration powers in each of the last three...

    • British Nationality: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many citizenship applications from EU nationals have been rejected as a result of changes to the rules on the evidence required to...

      Home Office: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which agreed EU directives have not yet been transposed directly into UK law; and if she will make a statement.

      Asylum: Children

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

      Police: Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police cars were sold by police forces in England and Wales in each year between 2010 and 2015.

      Asylum: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to paragraph 1.2.3.2 of Schedule 2 to the Compass contract for accommodation for asylum seekers in the Midlands and East of...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the delays in the processing of Disclosure and Barring service checks.

      Stalking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were (a) charged, (b) prosecuted and (c) convicted of stalking under Section 4a of the Protection from Harassment Act in (i)...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the possible closure of the Collective Passport Office will have on the ability of...

      Internet: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received from women's groups on the problems associated with harmful speech on the internet.

      Security Guards: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken to process a Security Industry Authority licence application has been in the last year.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the effect on the level of immigration of each of the measures announced in her speech to the Conservative...

  • Wales Office

    • UK Withdrawal from EU: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on its role in negotiations on the UK leaving the EU.

    • EU Grants and Loans: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps he is taking to ensure that Wales receives the maximum funding possible from the EU before the UK leaves the EU.

  • HM Treasury

    • Affordable Housing: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to ensure that any shortfall in European Investment Bank finance for affordable homes as a result of the UK leaving the EU...

    • Transport: South Wales

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential economic effect of the withdrawal of EU funding on the South Wales metro project.

      EU Budget: Contributions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of extracting the UK from EU shared payment liabilities once the UK exits the EU.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the timeframe to implement the Apprenticeship Levy; and what steps he is taking to ensure that businesses...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Gulf Strategy Unit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the remit is of the Gulf Strategy Unit; when the Unit was established; how many staff the Unit is intended to employ; and what the proposed budget...

    • Cabinet Office: EU Law

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which agreed EU directives have not yet been transposed directly into UK law; and if he will make a statement.

      Nitrous Oxide: Misuse

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many deaths from the abuse of nitrous oxide were recorded for each region of England and Wales for each (a) age and (b) gender in 2015.

      Advisory Committee on Business Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the process used by the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments in drawing up its advice on...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he has had with (a) the government of Pakistan and (b) other key stakeholders on promoting UK trade with that country.

    • Department for International Trade: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which agreed EU directives have not yet been transposed directly into UK law; and if he will make a statement.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials of his Department have had with key stakeholders in the pharmaceutical sector on the...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Social Networking: Pornography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to encourage children not to access indecent images on social media.

    • Telecommunications: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the power conferred on Ofcom to regulation offensive communications sent in the UK on (a) the internet...

  • Department of Health

    • Midwives: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many midwives from other EU countries work at hospitals in (a) Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust, (b) St Helens and...

    • Accident and Emergency Departments: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the average waiting times for treatment in the accident and emergency departments of the (a) Royal Liverpool and...

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the number of cancelled elective operations in the (a) Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust, (b)...

      Hospitals: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the budget deficits are at the (a) Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust, (b) St Helens and Knowsley Hospital Services NHS...

      Doctors: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many doctors from other EU countries work at hospitals in (a) Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust, (b) St Helens and...

      Hospitals: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much (a) Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust, (b) St Helens and Knowsley Hospital Services NHS Trust, (c) Aintree University...

      Cancer: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve early diagnosis of childhood cancers; and if he will make available additional funding to improve such early diagnosis.

      Breast Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions the Chemotherapy Clinical Reference Group has had on the use of bisphosphonates for the indication of preventing secondary breast cancer...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NICE highly specialised technology evaluations are expected to take place over the next two years.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 19 September 2016 to Question 46209, what the relationship will be between the clinical expert groups and the recently...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 19 September 2016 to Question 46209, when NHS England plans to publish the service guidance documents produced by the clinical...

      Department of Health: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 2 September 2016 to Question 44352, for what contracts the largest three total payments were made to (a) PwC, (b) Deloitte, (c)...

      Emergency Services: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the sale of ex-emergency service vehicles.

      Muscular Dystrophy: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children are born each year in England with Duchenne muscular dystrophy; how many people are living with this condition; and how many such...

      Hormone Replacement Therapy: Side Effects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to support women suffering side-effects from hormone replacement therapy.

      Ophthalmic Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the names of chair and members of the Specialised Ophthalmology Services Reference Group.

      Eyes: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether NHS England is looking at treatments for Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy.

      Muscular Dystrophy: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what new treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy have been notified to the Horizon Scanning Research and Intelligence Centre in the last 12 months.

      Cancer: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what responsibilities the Government has for delivering services to teenagers and young adults with cancer.

      Abscesses: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to increase the availability of epithalial suspension for people with ulcers.

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of organ donors from ethnic minorities.

      Congenital Abnormalities: Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many abortions have been performed on the grounds of possible abnormalities detected in the womb in each of the last five years.

      Department of Health: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which agreed EU directives have not yet been transposed directly into UK law; and if he will make a statement.

      Musculoskeletal Disorders: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans for new implants for people diagnosed with damaged shoulder tendons to be available on the NHS.

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has made an estimate of the effect on smoker mortality levels as a result of people giving up smoking by using electronic vaping...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans (a) NICE and (b) NHS England has to issue a consultation on changes to the highly specialised technologies evaluation programme.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential for community pharmacies to (a) deliver early identification of medical complaints and ongoing patient...

      NHS: Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to improve public and patient involvement in the NHS.

      Asfotase Alfa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to appeal NICE's draft guidance on asfotase alfa for treating paediatric-onset hypophosphatasia, issued in September 2016.

      Mental Patients: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many instances were recorded in which a young person was restrained physically by placing their face on the floor in a children's mental health ward...

      Circle Holdings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group on the future of the Fracture Clinic Service and physiotherapy service in...

      Health Professions: Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to provide support for (a) junior doctors and (b) other medical staff employed in hospitals who are experiencing stress.

      Health Services: Liverpool City Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has held on the devolution of health services in the Liverpool City Region.

      Surgery: Liverpool City Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in the Liverpool City Region are currently on a waiting list for elective surgery.

      General Practitioners: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent per head on GP services in (a) Knowsley Clinical Commissioning Group area, (b) comparator clinical commissioning groups and (c)...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his Department's press release entitled, Department of Health's settlement at the Spending Review 2015, published on 25 November 2015,...

      Pharmacy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of changes in funding for pharmacies on patient safety.

      Young Offenders: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of young offenders residing within the justice system who have a diagnosed mental health disorder.

      European Medicines Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what preparations his Department has made for the likely relocation of the headquarters of the European Medicines Agency away from London after the UK...

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent meetings he has had with (a) Ministers and (b) officials of the Department for Communities and Local Government on multipurpose hubs for...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) Public Health England and (b) other national bodies address the growing extent and costs of...

      Hypophosphatasia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect of implementing the recommendations contained in NICE's evaluation consultation document, Asfotase...

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of the potential benefits of repealing provisions in UK law derived from the EU Tobacco Directive on to e-cigarettes in...

      Circle Holdings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has made an assessment of the procedures that Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group followed when it took its decision to award the contract...

      Primodos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to alter the terms of reference of the Expert Working Panel Group Inquiry into Primodos.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentages of the Department for International Development’s total Official Development Assistance were spent on sexual, reproductive, maternal...

    • International Planned Parenthood Federation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that the International Planned Parenthood Federation’s activities in achieving legislative or policy changes in respect of family...

      UN Population Fund

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that the United Nations Population Fund’s activities helping women and girls to achieve their potential continue in 2017 and beyond.

      UN Population Fund

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Department for International Development will provide funding to the United Nations Population Fund in 2017.

  • Department for Transport

    • Northern Rail Franchise

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much has been spent on the Competition and Markets Authority inquiry into the overlap between Arriva Buses and Arriva Trains in the area covered by the...

    • Northern Rail Franchise

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the likely costs to Arriva of the management time, consultants fees and legal expenses involved in the Competition and...

      European Rail Traffic Management System

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in the development of portable on-board equipment associated with the European Train Control System so that every locomotive and...

      Trains: Crew

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with train operating companies about eliminating or reworking the role of conductors on trains.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Unified Patent Court

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they estimate that the UK Local Division and the London section of the Central Division of the Unified Patents Court premises in Aldgate Tower will be...

    • Trade Marks: EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to implement the EU Trademarks Directive 015/2436.

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to end non-compliance with the national minimum wage and other breaches of employers’ duty of care.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made regulations under section 12 of the National Minimum Wage Act 1998; and if so, what those regulations provide.

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many homecare workers and residential care workers are paid less than the minimum wage.

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in implementing Article 8(4–6) of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU) and the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to fill senior management vacancies on the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • North Korea: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports that the government of China has recently breached the United Nations Refugee Convention by refouling 30 North...

    • North Korea: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they ensure that funds spent by the British Embassy in Pyongyang or funds dispersed by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for North Korea activities are...

      China: Catholicism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have, and what representations they have made to the government of China, concerning the well-being and whereabouts of Bishop Shao...

      Israel: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel concerning reports about recent arrests by Israeli police of members of the Balad Party and...

      Commonwealth: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many High Commissioners and Ambassadors initiate or participate in regular meetings with other Commonwealth representatives to discuss Commonwealth...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cybercrime

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to tighten cyber security, in the light of the breach at Yahoo.

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