Written answers

Thursday, 20 October 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Egypt: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on the travel industry of continuing threat-level warnings in relation to travel to Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt.

    • Air Routes: Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects flights to recommence from the UK to Sharm-el-Sheikh.

      Air Routes: Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has for further evaluation of the possibility of establishing direct flights from the UK to Erbil International Airport in...

      British Transport Police: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many British Transport Police officers there have been in each territorial division in each of the last six years.

      London Airports: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on which dates (a) Ministers and (b) officials of his Department met representatives of (i) George Best Airport and (ii) the Northern Ireland Assembly...

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many appeals against charges for use of the Dartford Crossing have been passed to the Traffic Penalty Tribunal in each of the last three years;...

      M56: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on the local economy of delays caused by accidents between junctions 12 and 14 of the M56 motorway.

      Driving: First Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will detail how his Department provides support for a not-for-profit training programme for drivers in administering first aid; and how many...

      Airports: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to make an announcement on runway expansion in the South East.

      A595

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will visit the A595 in Copeland.

      Motor Vehicles: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many car owners whose car tax has expired have not made a SORN declaration since the tax licence disc was abolished in 2015.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Local Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, (a) how many interventions Ministers of his Department have made to suspend or halt the adoption of local plans since 2010, (b)...

    • Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the announcement by the then Prime Minister of 20 July 2015, when he expects the Cohesive Communities...

      Domestic Violence: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of reductions in local government budgets on the level of provision of...

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will consider the merits of extending the criteria of the Troubled Families programme to include families affected by...

      Affordable Housing: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with housing associations and other organisations who benefit from funding from the European...

      Public Lavatories: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to limit the use of accessible...

      Social Networking: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to tackle online abuse and harassment targeted at Jewish people on (a) social media networks, (b)...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Higher Education: UK Withdrawal From EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if the Government plans to remain a signatory of the Bologna Declaration after the UK leaves the EU.

    • EU Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent progress his Department has made in negotiations on phase IV of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.

      Nuclear Power: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much his Department has allocated to schemes to encourage investment in nuclear energy in each of the last five years.

      European Institute of Innovation and Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government plans to continue to participate in the European Institute of Innovation and Technology after...

      European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government plans continued participation in the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training...

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to make available research funding at the same level as currently received after the UK...

      Research: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on research funding across all disciplines...

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what forecast his Department has made of the change in international and EU investment in UK-based science research in...

      Coal

      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, at the...

      European Patent Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether it is the Government's policy to negotiate to continue participation in the European Patent Office after the UK...

      Dementia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on funding for dementia research.

      Arts: Royalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to repeal the EU directive on the artist's resale right after the UK leaves the EU.

      Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many (a) former miners and (b) widows of former miners are in receipt of the mineworker's pension in (i) the UK,...

      Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the oral Answer of 13 September 2016, Official Report, column 764, when he plans to meet the hon. Member...

      Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much the Government has received from the mineworker's pension scheme since 1994.

      Nissan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with Nissan on its future investment in the UK after the UK's exit of the EU.

      Innovation: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what checks his Department and its agencies undertake to ensure public funding for new innovation facilities does not...

      Developing Countries: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with the Department for International Development on the UK's commitment to...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Iraq: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department took to protect (a) all civilians and (b) children in Mosul before the coalition forces' attack on...

    • Sri Lanka: Tamils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations his Department has made to the government of Sri Lanka on the persecution of Tamil people in that...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his recent assessment is of the (a) security situation and (b) state of human rights in Rojava region of Syria.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Higher Education: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 13 October 2016 to Question 47818, what the Government's policy is on changes to the rights of UK...

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what overseas visits he has made since his appointment.

      Immigration: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent discussions he has had with stakeholders in the UK on devolution of control over immigration to the Scottish Parliament...

      Immigration: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will devolve control over immigration to the Scottish Government as part of his negotiations on the UK leaving the EU.

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: EU Law

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

  • Department for International Development

    • Turkey: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that UK aid for Turkey to help address the effects of the conflict in Syria is being...

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of projects that foster co-operation and co-existence have had on the prospects of...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to support projects that foster co-operation and co-existence between Israelis and Palestinians.

      Department for International Development: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what overseas visits she has made since her appointment.

      St Helena: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the composition and remit is of the review she has established to advise her on the future of St Helena airport.

      Refugees: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what changes are being made to funding streams in her Department's budget to help assist refugees close to or in their countries of origin.

      RMS St Helena

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate her Department has made of the public expenditure that is required to extend the life of RMS St Helena.

      St Helena: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions her officials have had with the St Helena government on an interim air service solution.

      St Helena: Emigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate the Government has made of the number of St Helena expats who are currently residing in the UK.

      St Helena: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she had with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on the future of St Helena airport.

      St Helena: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she had with the Governor of St Helena on the future of St Helena airport.

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she has suspended, or plans to suspend, funding to the Palestinian territories.

      Climate Change Convention: Morocco

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans her Department has made to publicise Government support for the (a) African Risk Capacity, (b) Catastrophe Risk Insurance...

      Climate Change Convention: Morocco

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proposals the Government plans to put forward at the Marrakesh Climate Change Conference in November 2016 to try to protect...

      Climate Change Convention: Morocco

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of the Government's support for climate risk insurance as part of her...

  • Department for Education

    • Higher Education: Derby

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many school leavers in Derby North constituency who went to university in the last five years for which figures are available were (a) entitled...

    • Teachers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department has taken to recruit more trainee teachers for secondary school subjects for which recruitment targets have been missed.

      Teachers: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the retention figures are for (a) primary and (b) secondary school teachers who began their employment in each of the last five years.

      Higher Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children who receive free school meals in (a) Woking constituency, (b) Surrey, (c) the South East and (d) the UK have participated...

      Schools: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department has taken to manage the levels of stress experienced by school support staff.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how her Department plans to award teacher training contracts to universities; and what the selection criteria will be for such contracts.

      Universities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on UK universities' ability to attract high-quality students and...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the value is of outstanding student loan debts owed by graduates who have moved overseas since 2006.

      Teachers: Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of teachers in English schools are (a) British nationals and (b) non-British EU nationals.

      Equality: Impact Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what formal guidance the Government has issued to departments on equality impact assessments.

      Government Departments: Impact Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many equality impact assessments government departments carried out in each year between 2010 and 2016.

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the financial contribution made by international students to UK universities in each of the last three years; and if she...

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the effect on university finances of linking Teaching Excellence Framework outcomes to the enrolment of international...

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the benefits of international students at UK universities to the wider UK economy in the last five years; and if she...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners' Release: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what support her Department provides to people who leave prison in London without having somewhere to live.

    • Assaults on Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been (a) charged and (b) prosecuted under section (i) 89(1) and (ii) 89(2) of the Police Act 1996 in each year since 2010.

      Victims: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether it is her policy to retain the measures in the EU Directive on the rights of victims of crime in UK law after the UK leaves the EU.

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether her Department plans to undertake a full review of sentencing guidelines.

      Prisoners' Release: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisons are facilitating the Government's Through the Gate provision for offenders serving 12 months or less.

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment she has made of the efficacy of her Department's communication with the public regarding minor penalty offences.

  • Prime Minister

    • Social Networking

      To ask the Prime Minister, how many meetings she has had with social media companies to discuss harmful online content since May 2015.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Social Networking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many meetings Ministers of her Department have had with social media companies to discuss harmful online content since May 2015.

    • BBC: Video on Demand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the BBC Trust and Ofcom on the implications for users of the BBC requiring registration and...

      BBC: Video on Demand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received on the decision of the BBC to require registration for using iPlayer from 2017.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Mining: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 7 September 2016 to Question 44365, whether the Health and Safety Executive holds any data on changes to work...

    • Attendance Allowance: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 8 September 2016 to Question 44899, if he will make readily available the number of people who applied for...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have opted out of workplace pensions in each month since the inception of that scheme.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many officials employed by the Child Maintenance Service are responsible for (a) identifying and (b) supporting victims of (i) domestic...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his Department's document, Personal Independence Payment: Detailed medical condition, July 2016 caseload, if he will provide...

      Personal Independence Payment: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will provide an update on the roll-out of personal independence payment re-assessments for the HU postcode area.

      Duro Dakovic TEP

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations he has received on Duro Dakovic TEP and its treatment of its employees.

      Migrant Workers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations he has received on migrant employees in the UK being forced to repay funds paid to them as a result of shortfalls in...

      Work Capability Assessment: Chronic Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the announcement of 1 October 2016 that people with long-term degenerative conditions will be exempt from repeat work capability...

      British Steel: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with the Pensions Regulator on using its powers to oblige Tata Steel to increase its support for the British Steel...

      Long Term Unemployed People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to help reduce long-term unemployment.

      Attendance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 12 October 2016 to Question 47504, whether the Welsh Government has agreed to take responsibility for attendance...

      Pension Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to publish the response to the Government's consultation on section 75 employer debt in pension funds, published in March 2015.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the (a) availability and (b) affordability of contents insurance for renters in...

    • Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she plans to put mechanisms in place to maintain the UK's air quality (a) targets and (b) levels after the UK leaves...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many operators have been licenced to carry out badger culling; and how many such licence applications have been refused...

      Dangerous Dogs: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people in (a) the UK and (b) Wiltshire have been prosecuted under sections (a) 1(3), (b) 3(1) and (c) 3(3) of the...

      Birds of Prey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to prevent the illegal killing of hen harriers.

      Fisheries: Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what proportion of UK fishing trips and hauls were (a) accompanied by fisheries observers and (b)...

      Fisheries: Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how the Government plans to monitor the phased in landing obligation requirements (a) generally and (b) for North Sea cod in...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that unaccompanied refugee children in Europe with an existing family connection in the UK...

    • Pathology

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the implications for its policies of the conclusions and recommendations in the Hutton review of...

      Spit Guards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of spit hoods; and what assessment she has made of the extent of use of such...

      Crime: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has made an assessment of the correlation between people who commit crimes against animals and go on to commit crimes...

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what integrated processes between services in the UK have been organised to receive Syrian child refugees from Calais.

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what integrated processes between the UK and other countries have been organised to receive Syrian child refugees.

      Abortion: Protest

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is putting in place to protect women accessing abortion clinics (a) in London and (b) elsewhere against protestors.

      Asylum: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding her Department is providing for costs associated with (a) health services and (b) civil legal advice and assistance in Scotland...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to resettle the unaccompanied child refugees in Calais entitled to be in the UK.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what provision her Department makes for asylum seekers who require documents from their country of origin to normalise their immigration status.

      Work Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the time taken to issue work permits for foreign workers.

      Assaults on Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) police officers and (b) police community support officers have been assaulted in each constabulary in each year since 2010.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which local authorities have signed up to COMPASS for the provision of asylum accommodation.

      Asylum: Cambridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum cases have been referred to the Case Assurance and Audit Unit that related to asylum seekers in the City of Cambridge in...

      Asylum: Cambridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum cases are being processed by her Department in the City of Cambridge.

      Migrant Camps: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in the refugee camps in France.

      Graduates: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to retain visa exemptions for PhD-level jobs after the UK leaves the EU.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons gender-based violence has been included in the Adults at Risk guidelines to caseworkers under the category mental health...

      Forced Marriage: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the implications for its policies of the number of successful prosecutions for forced marriage.

      Refugees: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of climate change on the number of climate refugees coming to the UK.

      Metals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many warrants have been issued authorising entry in accordance with section 16(5) of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 in each year since...

      Social Networking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many meetings Ministers of her Department have had with social media companies to discuss harmful online content since May 2015.

      Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether, when setting up the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, the Government stipulated how many members of the counsel team...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what records her Department holds of (a) children currently in Europe who potentially qualify for resettlement to the UK under the Dublin...

      Internet: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to tackle online abuse and harassment targeted at women on (a) social media networks, (b) Facebook and...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how his Department monitors the obligations it places on its subcontractors to pay bills within 30 days.

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) training and (b) specific operational advice has been provided to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on (i) political authorisation of military...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) technical and (b) personnel support has been provided to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to investigate possible breaches of (i) targeting...

  • HM Treasury

    • Bank Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with the (a) Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, (b) Cabinet Office, (c) Department for...

    • Redundancy Pay: Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will meet the hon. Member for Copeland to discuss the effect of the exit payment cap on nuclear workers in Copeland constituency.

      Insurance: Disability

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will request that regulators investigate whether disabled people have access to insurance that fairly reflects risk.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he plans to take to strengthen Wales' international business links.

  • Department of Health

    • General Practitioners: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent per head on GP services in (a) Enfield Clinical Commissioning Group area, (b) Barnet Clinical Commissioning Group area, (c) Haringey...

    • Accident and Emergency Departments: Greater London

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

      Pharmacy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the effect on the number of community pharmacies of proposed changes to pharmacy funding.

      Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice his Department gives to clinical commissioning groups on how to respond in circumstances where a private provider of patient transport...

      Health Professions: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what meetings he has had in the last 12 months with representatives from the British Medical Association, the General Medical Council and the Royal...

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to meet representatives from the British Medical Association to discuss his Department's plans to increase medical school places.

      Health Professions: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in the Home Office and the Department for Exiting the European Union on ensuring job security for EU...

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, how the Government's committed spend of up to £300 million per year to improve...

      Pharmacy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of potential reductions in the level of pharmacy funding on waiting times for NHS prescriptions.

      Health Services: Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) previous NHS directors and (b) previous private provider directors the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has on record as not being fit and...

      NHS: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many reports entered into NHS Protect's Fraud Information Reporting System Toolkit have been turned into cases in each year since 2009-10.

      NHS Improvement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding NHS Improvement has received for the 2016-17 financial year; how many staff that body employs; and how much funding each of the...

      Health Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many providers NHS Protect has quality assessed against fraud, bribery and corruption standards in each year since 2009-10; and how many such...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons the information in answers to Questions (a) 11426 on 15 October 2015, (b) 11427 on 15 October 2015, (c) 11428 on 15 October 2015 and (d)...

      NHS: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money was (a) restrained and (b) confiscated by (i) NHS Protect and (ii) local counter-fraud specialists as a result of the discovery of...

      Health Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many registered private providers the Care Quality Commission has placed under special measures in each year since 2009-10.

      NHS Protect

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to Table 1 on page 5 of the NHS Protect document, Payroll fraud: guidance for prevention, detection and investigation, published in June...

      NHS Protect

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, (a) how many accredited training sessions and (b) how much free paralegal advice NHS Protect has provided to staff throughout the NHS in each year since...

      NHS: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which NHS bodies have Local Counter-Fraud Specialists (LCFSs); and (a) how much funding each LCFS received, (b) how many investigations each LCFS carried...

      NHS: Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether and by how much the (a) funding and (b) staffing of (i) the Care Quality Commission and (ii) NHS providers has increased as a result of the new...

      NHS: Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many directors were employed by NHS (a) trusts and (b) foundation trusts at the start of the 2014-15 financial year; and of those directors, how many...

      NHS: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many reports of (a) expenses claims, (b) payroll and (c) other fraud NHS Protect have received from each region through the Fraud and Corruption...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) private and (b) NHS providers were registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in each year since 2009-10; and how many (i) routine...

      Vitamin B12: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received on the availability of injectable B12 over the counter.

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the new 28-day diagnosis standard for all cancers on the urgent and non-urgent two-week waits for breast...

      Diseases: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will discuss with NHS England the decision to put treatment for (a) Waldenström's macroglobulinaemia and (b) other diseases on hold after the...

      Health Services: Liverpool City Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications of devolution for the future of health services in the Liverpool City Region.

      NHS: Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the number of (a) hospital and (b) community care service doctors working in the NHS by nationality.

      NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the NHS plans to publish Sustainability and Transformation Plans in full or summary form.

      NHS England: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much NHS England spent as a proportion of its budget in PFI repayments each year since the first such repayment was made.

      Circle Holdings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has received representations on whether Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group was quorate at its meeting of 29 June 2016 when it awarded the...

      Hospitals: Surrey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent on external consultants at (a) Epsom Hospital, (b) East Surrey Hospital and (c) The Royal Surrey County Hospital respectively...

      Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many clinical commissioning groups commission foetal alcohol spectrum disorder and foetal alcohol syndrome services.

      Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the population affected by (a) foetal alcohol syndrome and (b) foetal alcohol spectrum disorder in (a)...

      Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were diagnosed with (a) foetal alcohol syndrome and (b) foetal alcohol spectrum disorder in each region of England in each year since 2010.

      Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were diagnosed with (a) foetal alcohol syndrome and (b) foetal alcohol spectrum disorder in (i) Liverpool, Wavertree constituency, (ii)...

      Circle Holdings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group and Healthwatch Greenwich on patient involvement in the commissioning process...

      Pregnancy: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many diagnoses of perinatal mental illness were made in (a) Copeland, (b) Cumbria and (c) England in each of the last five years.

      NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what mechanisms his Department has in place to ensure that areas of deprivation receiving higher levels of health funding per head of population do not...

      NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the proposed salary and permitted allowances are for the chairs of each sustainability and transformation plan body.

      NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons hon. Members have not been allowed formally to engage in the discussions of those bodies forming sustainability and transformation plans.

      Carers: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that local authorities are properly funded to pay carers the national living wage.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Technology: Small Businesses

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to help London’s small technology companies and to protect technology talent.

    • Educational Exchanges: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will work with universities in the UK and EU to ensure that exchange programmes similar to the Erasmus programme will continue after the UK leaves...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much has been paid in subsidies to off-shore wind farms in each of the last two years.

      Hewlett-Packard

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to refer Hewlett-Packard Co (Ltd) to the Competition and Markets Authority for making their printers incompatible with non-HP printer...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • UN Human Rights Council

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the criteria set by the UN General Assembly for election to the UN Human Rights Council in Resolution 60/251 in relation to...

    • Asia Bibi

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan about the imminent appeal hearing for Asia Bibi at the Pakistani Supreme Court on the...

      North Korea: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their reasons for not imposing human rights sanctions against designated North Korean persons suspected of mass human rights violations and crimes...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Nuisance Calls

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are planning to take to prevent cold calling for pension scams.

    • Nuisance Calls

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the risk of pension fraud and scams, what are their reasons for not banning cold calling about pensions.

      Nuisance Calls

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to protect members of the public from unsolicited telephone calls.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to use British aircraft as part of an international effort to enforce a no-fly zone intended to stop Russian attacks on Syria.

    • Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Tankers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they expect the financial problems of the South Korean Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering firm to affect the delivery of the four Tide-class...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 19 September (HL1467), how much they will pay Ecorys for the production of their report...

    • Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what data is collected, and with what frequency, by local authorities in England regarding homelessness applications.

      Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the circumstances in which an individual can be assessed as having a housing priority need in a local authority in England.

      Health: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial resources they transferred to local authorities in 2015–16 which were designated to be spent on the provision of public health services;...

  • Cabinet Office

    • European Parliament: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to repeal the European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002 which provides for elections to the European Parliament.

  • Department for International Trade

    • North Korea: Sanctions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the effect of the United States' North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016 (H.R. 757) on UK-owned businesses and...

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