Written answers

Monday, 31 October 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what research has been commissioned by his Department into the number of traffic accidents in which a driver's defective eyesight was a contributory...

    • Railways: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the shortage of people with rail engineering, environmental and construction skills.

      Taxis: Rossendale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 12 October 2016 to Question 46806 on taxis: licensing, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the increase in...

      Airports: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many passengers travelled by (a) road and (b) train to (i) Manchester and (ii) Liverpool Airport in the last 10 years.

      High Speed Two

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the pay and conditions for the incoming chief executive of HS2 Ltd will be.

      High Speed Two

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will ensure that at least half of the Board of HS2 Ltd are business professionals with exclusively private sector experience.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Oral Statement on Airport Capacity of 25 October 2016, Official Report, column 179, whether any public transport upgrades or public...

      Shipping: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had on negotiation approaches with his EU counterparts in preparation for the Marine Environment Protection Committee of the...

      Halton Curve Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects the Halton Curve to open.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect on funding for local authorities of the UK leaving the EU.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Tata Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether there has been a recent change to the policy that the Government would take a 25 per cent equity stake in Tata...

    • Pubs Code Adjudicator: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what processes are in place to enable complaints about the Pubs Code Adjudicator to be submitted.

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how his Department (a) assesses and (b) monitors the level of UK content during the construction phase of off-shore...

      Mining: Subsidence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to amend the Coal Mining Subsidence Act 1991 to allow the Coal Authority to take into account blight...

      Mining: Subsidence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many properties affected by subsidence have been compulsorily purchased by the Coal Authority in each of the last...

      Social Services: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2016 to Question 47961, how much of the £981,514 in arrears identified by HM...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of senior civil service graded posts in his Department classified as (i) deputy...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many employers use the Output Work system set out in Chapter 4 of the National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015, SI...

      Nuclear Power: Electronic Warfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the risk of Stuxnet cyber-attacks on the UK's civil nuclear power programme.

      ACAS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on the number of staff working for ACAS who are (a) BME, (b) disabled, (c)...

      Acas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what consultation process has taken place on the proposed reforms to ACAS and its staffing structure.

      Migrant Workers: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on the number of employers who have prevented migrant workers from joining a...

      Migrant Workers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2016 to Question 48990 and the correction to that Answer of 21 October 2016,...

      Conditions of Employment: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October 2016 to Question 49479, whether all EU-derived employment rights will be retained...

      Acas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with Acas on proposed office closures and staffing reductions; and if he will make a statement.

      ACAS: Public and Commercial Services Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions have taken place between Acas and the PCS Union on the proposed closure of (a) the Liverpool office...

      Acas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of proposed changes to Acas on (a) maintaining the functions of the service,...

      ACAS: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether Acas has conducted an equality impact assessment on the proposed closure of its Liverpool office; and if he...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Nuclear Weapons: Arms Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what role he expects the UK to play in discussions at the UN General Assembly on multilateral nuclear disarmament; and if he...

    • Nabeel Rajab

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2016 to Question 45526, what representations he has received on the new charge brought...

      Nuclear Weapons: Arms Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in other (a) NATO member states and (b) Commonwealth countries on the...

      Iraq: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Iraqi government on the success of an Iraqi application for support...

      Kashmir: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will request that the Human Rights Council begin an investigation into human rights abuses in Kashmir.

      Ilois: Resettlement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October 2016 to Question 49326, on Ilois: settlement, if he will provide an estimate of in-house...

      Ilois: Resettlement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the oral contributions of the Minister of State on British Indian Ocean territory and the Chagos Islands, Official...

      Andargachew Tsege

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in Ethiopia on whether Mr Andargachew Tsege has received the legal advice...

      Kamal Foroughi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the government of Iran on the imprisonment of Kamal Foroughi.

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the political implications of alleged war crimes committed in Syria during the present conflict.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Royal Prerogative

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether a decision to use the Royal Prerogative to trigger Article 50 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU will be subject to judicial review.

    • Electronic Government

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to monitor copycat websites that offer government services.

      Parental Leave

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many male civil servants have applied for shared parental leave since April 2015; and whether his Department has made an estimate of the number of...

      Cabinet Office: Location

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of senior civil servants in his Department who are graded as (i) deputy director, (ii) assistant director, (iii)...

      Cabinet Office: UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 6 December 2010, Col 7WS, what consideration his Department has given to the articles of the UN...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

  • Department for International Development

    • Africa: Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent progress has been made on the Energy Africa access campaign.

    • Nepal: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, to which areas UK funds to help with the earthquake in Nepal are being dispersed; and what steps she is taking to ensure the resources...

      Developing Countries: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the price of HIV drugs procured by her Department has increased over the last five years; and whether her Department's overall...

      Overseas Aid: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 13 October 2016 to Question 47905, what proportion of her Department's spending those proven cases of fraud...

      Middle East: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 13 October 2016 to Question 47905, whether any of those instances of fraud were related to her Department's...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that sprinkler systems are installed in all schools.

    • Schools: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential effect on children's safety of changes to Building Bulletin 100 guidance relating to sprinkler systems...

      Schools: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions her Department has held with (a) fire services, (b) the Fire Brigades Union and (c) other organisations on its current consultation...

      Schools: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department sought legal advice in advance of redrafting the Building Bulletin 100 guidance relating to sprinkler systems in school...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information she holds on the proportion of childcare providers offering free places as part of the Government's commitment to offer three and...

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children in local authority care are awaiting placement with foster parents.

      Schools: Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that early years settings and schools are aware that socket covers should not be inserted in BS 1363 sockets.

      Young People: Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will take steps to make more tailored support available to young people with a disability or long-term health condition who are undertaking...

      Department for Education: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, on how many occasions her Department has removed statistical data from her Department's website in each year since 2010; for how long each piece of...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of full day care staff had an Early Years Educator Level 3 qualification or above in each year since 2013.

      Pre-school Education: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she intends to publish the review announced by her predecessor into the mathematics and English GCSE requirements for the Level 3 Early Years...

      College of Teaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many members have joined the government-funded chartered College of Teaching since its inception.

      College of Teaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Department has had any discussions with the chartered College of Teaching about further Government funding.

      College of Teaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what meetings (a) she, (b) the Minister for Schools, (c) her advisers and (d) officials of her Department have had with representatives of the...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent steps her Department has taken to improve education in prisons.

    • Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many drivers have avoided disqualification from driving within the last year by pleading the loss of their licence would cause exceptional hardship.

      Prisoners: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when she plans to update the safety in custody statistics.

      Prisons: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when she plans to announce the sites for the Prisons Investment programme.

      Asylum: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate her Department has made of the average cost in the last 12 months of an asylum appeal in the (a) First-tier and (b) Upper-tier Tribunal.

  • Prime Minister

    • UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Prime Minister, what assessment she has made of whether the EU referendum result will lead to changes in any of the Government's previously-announced policies.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Submarines: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether it is his Department's policy that all submarines being constructed for the Royal Navy meet shock standard BR3021 as a minimum in respect of...

    • Iraq: Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions his Department has held with (a) the Iraqi government and (b) other governments in that region on blocking the route between Mosul and...

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department considers to be the standard composition of the maritime task group outlined in the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review.

      Ministry of Defence: Gold and Foreign Exchange Reserves

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department holds any foreign currency reserves.

      Armed Forces: Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the protocol between the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Defence, the Scottish Government and the Chief Coroner on dealing with...

      Ministry of Defence: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page three of the National Audit Office report, Departmental Overview 2015-16, Ministry of Defence, published on 21 October 2016, from...

      Middle East: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what training assistance his Department has provided to (a) Saudi Arabia, (b) the United Arab Emirates, (c) Qatar, (d) Kuwait and (e) Oman in the last...

      Middle East: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what advice he has received on whether armed Reaper drones on missions outside Syria and Iraq are covered by the convention that Parliament has an...

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent progress his Department has made in the Army Recruiting Partnership Project; and if he will make a statement.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether armed Reaper drones engaged in operations overseas are part of the armed forces for the purposes of the Armed Forces Act 2006.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether pilots who are in control of armed Reaper drones conducting operations overseas are (a) engaged in armed conflict and (b) regulated by the laws...

      EU Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the (a) effectiveness and (b) scope of the work undertaken by the EU Military Committee of the UK...

      Ministry of Defence: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department (a) has directly employed and (b) plans to directly employ additional staff as a result of the decision of the UK to leave the EU.

      Ministry of Defence: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has allocated for consultants to work on the defence implications of the UK exiting the EU; how many such contracts his...

      Ministry of Defence: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department (a) has employed or (b) plans to employ additional staff on secondment from organisations and businesses based outside the UK...

      Ministry of Defence: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department (a) has employed or (b) plans to employ additional staff on secondment from (i) non-governmental organisations and (ii) private...

      Electronic Warfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment his Department has made of the trends in the level of cyber attacks originating from outside the UK from (a) government and (b)...

      Navy: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of Royal Navy staffing levels.

      Ministry of Defence: UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 6 December 2010, Official Report, column 7WS, what consideration his Department has given to the...

      Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2016 to Question 49732, on Trident submarines: iron and steel, what proportion of the BAE supply chain in the UK is...

      Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2016 to Question 49731, on Trident submarines, what estimate he has made of the number of jobs to be created in (a)...

      Trident Submarines: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2016 to Question 49731, on Trident submarines, what proportion of the total steel tonnage required for the...

      Armed Forces: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK personnel have died on military operations in 2016 to date.

      Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what definition of moderate his Department uses when referring to Syrian opposition groups.

      Syria: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what vetting process his Department applies to moderate Syrian opposition groups before they receive training from UK personnel.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of universal credit in supporting people into self-employment.

    • Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to publish the Life Chances Strategy.

      Healthy Relationships Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress the Government has made on the Healthy Relationships Fund.

      Families: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Early Intervention Foundation review, What works to enhance interparental relationships and improve children's outcomes,...

      Families: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Early Intervention Foundation review, What works to enhance interparental relationships and improve children's outcomes,...

      Families: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Early Intervention Foundation review, What works to enhance interparental relationships and improve children's outcomes,...

      Welfare State: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will conduct a review of all payment-by-results contracts in the welfare system; and if he will place a copy of the results of that...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2016 to Question 48694, what steps his Department is taking to increase the range of statistics available...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2016 to Question 48695, what recent assessment he has made of the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2016 to Question 48696, what the timescale is for (a) implementing the published evaluation strategy for...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Sites of Special Scientific Interest: Grasslands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans her Department has to implement the Guidelines for Selection of Biological SSSIs, revised in 2014, on extending...

    • Utilities: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the average additional annual costs to domestic consumers who are unable to (a) pay utilities...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department makes of the appropriateness of the relative priority given to major flood defences and...

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps her Department has taken to address the increase in food waste.

      Plastics: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to provide local authorities with the appropriate facilities to enable them to recycle...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the Government has paid in compensation to farmers for animals culled in efforts to control bovine tuberculosis...

      Fly-tipping: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to work with local authorities to increase the number of successful prosecutions for...

  • Home Office

    • Doctors: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy not to issue any future deportation notices to foreign-born doctors currently working in the NHS.

    • Migrant Camps: Calais

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect on the UK's obligations as agreed in the August 2015 joint ministerial declarations, Managing...

      Criminal Records: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times (a) have EU member states notified the UK and (b) has the UK notified other EU member states of convictions of nationals of...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 22 September 2016 to Question HL1788, how many outstanding family reunion applications there are for...

      Refugees: Calais

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Government will grant all children brought from Calais under the Dublin agreement or the Dubs amendment indefinite leave to remain.

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 10 October 2016 to Question 46417, what assessment the Government has made of the likelihood of reaching its...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that children coming to the UK as refugees from Calais are under 18 years olds.

      Overseas Students: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the number of student visas that have been obtained fraudulently in each of the last five years.

      Home Office: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is her Department's policy not to employ people who have recently resided at an address covered by the British Forces Post Office.

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the £10 million funding package for English language tuition for resettled Syrian refugees announced on 4 September...

      Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is her Department's policy to reserve the right to continue to use Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre in the event that the plan...

      Asylum: Eritrea

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to new guidance issued by the Upper Tribunal on Eritrea on 10 October 2016, what steps she will take to update her...

      Overseas Students: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations she has received on the number of student visas issued to international students studying on UK higher education...

      Migrant Camps: Calais

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with her French counterpart on tackling acts of violence at the refugee camp in Calais.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many child asylum applicants have been refused accommodation by a local authority in each of the last three years for which figures are...

      Stun Guns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will conduct an immediate review of the use of tasers (a) in mental health settings and (b) by the police more generally.

      Burglary: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average response time was for responding by Lancashire Constabulary to a burglary in each division of the county of Lancashire in...

      Mining: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has plans to establish a public inquiry into events at Orgreave on 18 June 1984.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what procedures she has put in place to ensure that providers inform local authorities in advance of their plans to place asylum seekers in...

      Asylum: Eritrea

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will issue updated country guidance for Eritrea as a result of the recent decision of the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and...

      Fire and Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of changes in the level of funding on the resilience of the fire and rescue service.

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children who are entitled to be resettled in the UK under the Dublin III arrangements have had their applications for take charge...

  • HM Treasury

    • Non-domestic Rates: Rural Areas

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on extending Small Business Rate Relief to businesses that claim Rural Rate Relief.

    • EU Grants and Loans: Liverpool City Region

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Government has made of the effect on (a) Liverpool City Region and (b) Wirral of not making up the shortfall in funding from the...

      Economic Situation: Liverpool City Region

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government is conducting a regional assessment of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on (a) Liverpool City Region and (b) Wirral.

      Newspaper Press: Ownership and Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will call on British newspapers to disclose their ownership structure and tax arrangements; and if he will make a statement.

      Monetary Policy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what meetings (a) he, (b) his advisers and (c) officials of his Department have had with representatives from the Bank of England to discuss the effect of...

      Euro: Money Markets

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on the economy of a loss of permission to undertake euro-denominated clearing in the UK; and if he will make a...

      Overseas Trade: China

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government plans unilaterally to grant China market economy status in the event of the UK leaving the EU and its single market.

      Concentrix: Standards

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to pay Synnex-Concentrix UK Limited any compensation as a result of the early termination of the HM Revenue and Customs Benefits and...

      Concentrix: Haringey

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of tax credit cases awaiting consideration by Concentrix in (a) Hornsey and Wood Green constituency and (b) the...

      Concentrix

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether (a) his Department, (b) HM Revenue and Customs and (c) Concentrix have issued a formal apology for each erroneous accusation made by Concentrix...

      Concentrix: Standards

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to section 13.1 of the formal contract between HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and SYNNEX-Concentrix Ltd, for what reasons (a) HMRC and (b) his...

      Child Tax Credit: Warrington

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families in (a) Warrington and (b) Warrington North constituency are in receipt of tax credits for three or more children.

      Concentrix

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the financial effect of incorrect assessments carried out by Concentrix on people (a) in Bristol West...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Reparation by Offenders: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has to meet representatives of restorative justice schemes in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

    • Police Service of Northern Ireland: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the current level of personnel in the PSNI; and what response he has made to the recent...

  • Department for International Trade

    • European Free Trade Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the possibility of the UK rejoining the European Free Trade Association.

    • Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the cost to the public purse was of the UKTI British House project in Rio; what the aims of that project were; and what steps his...

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether leaving the EU customs union is a prerequisite to signing trade agreements with non-EU countries.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • S4C: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the Welsh Office on the Government's review of S4C.

    • S4C: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how she plans to ensure that the review of S4C is independent.

      S4C: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the Welsh Government on the review of S4C.

      National Citizen Service Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the funding and operation of the National Citizen Service.

      National Citizen Service Trust: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what (a) salary and (b) expenses the Chair of Patrons at the National Citizen Service receives.

      National Citizen Service Trust: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the provisions of the National Citizen Service Bill [Lords], what estimate her Department has made of the cost of...

      National Citizen Service Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will publish a list of patrons of the National Citizen Service.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliamentary Travel Office

      To ask the Rt. hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, on how many days under the current Travel Office contract the ticket machines situated in...

  • Department of Health

    • Eyesight: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in England aged over 60 had a free eye sight test in each of the last three years; and what proportion that was of the total number of...

    • Patients: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's policy is on requiring NHS trusts to record avoidable deaths; and if he will make a statement.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have (a) registered for and (b) attended events as part of the Better Health Programme.

      Suicide: Beachy Head

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with Eastbourne Borough Council on steps to deter or prevent people from taking their own life on Beachy Head.

      Muscular Dystrophy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of care available to treat people with the limb girdle 2b form of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

      Muscular Dystrophy: Translarna

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment NHS England has made of the effectiveness of the Translarna drug in treating the limb girdle 2b form of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

      Liver Diseases: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for the health of children with liver disease of continuity of care as they make the transition to adult...

      Womb Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons womb cancer is not included by name in the Be Clear on Cancer campaign run by Public Health England.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps Health Education England plans to take to ensure that the strategic review of the cancer workforce addresses the complex needs of the growing...

      NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received from NHS trusts on safeguards for EU nationals working in the NHS after the UK has left the EU; and if he...

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department plans to implement prescribing guidelines to limit variations in the provision and quality of NHS services between (a) clinical...

      Arthritis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to make the arthritis pacemaker implant available on the NHS.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time equivalent general practice clinical staff there were in (a) Houghton and Sunderland South constituency, (b) the north east of England...

      General Practitioners: Houghton and Sunderland South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many general practice (a) full and (b) part-time clinical staff (i) left and (ii) began employment in Houghton and Sunderland South constituency in...

      Cataracts: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cataract operations were performed in NHS hospitals in each of the last five years.

      Health Services: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the progress that has been made in improving the recording of patients' status as armed forces veterans.

      Health Services: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of prioritising NHS treatment for armed forces veterans.

      Health Services: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what data his Department holds on the number of health care professionals who have completed the new NHS Healthcare for the Armed Forces e-learning module.

      Department of Health: UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 6 December 2010, Col 7WS, what consideration his Department has given to the articles of the UN...

      Pregnancy: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many perinatal mental health specialist (a) doctors and (b) nurses were in place in (i) Liverpool Wavertree constituency, (ii) Liverpool, (iii)...

      NHS: Forms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to re-categorise the Debt and Mental Health Evidence form as an NHS form.

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of support available to young people who are transitioning from child and adolescent mental health services...

      Incinerators: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October 2016 to Question 49464 and with reference to the Answer of 8 September 2014 to Question 208139, on incinerators:...

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many representations he and officials of his Department have received from NHS managers and employees on the financial viability of NHS trusts and...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether funding to the NHS will increase if inflation forecasts are revised upwards by the Office for Budget Responsibility.

      Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been received to the public purse through the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme rebate since its inception; and for what purposes that...

      Health Services: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how his Department assesses the value for money of health service contracts that are tendered by clinical commissioning groups; and if he will make a...

      NHS: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what forecast he has made of the amount per head of population that will be spent on the NHS in each year until 2020.

      Pharmacy: Warrington

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

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to measure the effect on health outcomes of (a) restrictions on referral and (b) restrictive prescribing as a result...

      Macular Degeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the Government has spent on research into age-related macular degeneration in each year since 2010.

      Macular Degeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the cost to the NHS of conditions related to age-related macular degeneration in each of the last five years.

      Care Quality Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will bring forward regulations to give the Care Quality Commission (CQC) powers to demand that all contractors providing a service that requires...

      Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time equivalent GP clinical staff there were in (a) Houghton and Sunderland South constituency, (b) the North East of England and (c)...

      Health Professions: Houghton and Sunderland South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time equivalent clinical staff there were in Houghton and Sunderland South constituency in 2015-16 in each GP practice in that area.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the indictment of Omar al Bashir for genocide and human rights abuses in Sudan, what is the current level of engagement with the Sudanese...

    • Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the priority given to the promotion of democracy and human rights within the UK–Sudanese strategic dialogue; and what assessment they have made...

      Sudan: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why, in the last year, there has been a reduction in the number of UK and EU statements on human rights violations in Sudan.

      Central African Republic: Sexual Offences

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of progress made by the African Union pilot project to respond to the needs of victims of sexual violence in the Central...

      Kashmir

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of India concerning violence in Indian-administered Kashmir and the continued curfew order in place in...

      Kashmir: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the government of India's recent refusal to allow access to representatives of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to investigate possible...

      Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government who they recognise as the legitimate government of Syria.

      Pakistan: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made representations to the government of Pakistan concerning reports of human rights violations in that country.

      Israel: Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel about oil and gas reserves off the coast of Gaza.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Belfast Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the concept of parity of esteem, as outlined in the Belfast Agreement 1998, applies to (1) members of the armed forces who served in Northern Ireland...

    • Parades Commission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Dunlop on 17 October (HL2170), which body or individual ensures that the Northern Ireland Parades Commission is...

      Parades Commission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what revisions have been made to the Northern Ireland Parades Commission procedural rules and guidelines in the last five years.

  • Department for International Development

    • Sierra Leone: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in setting up a coordinated and effective health care system in Sierra Leone, following the Ebola outbreak.

    • Syria: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of refugees from Syria who are Palestinian in origin.

      Syria: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to other members of the international community, and with what responses, concerning the large group of Syrians now...

      Sudan: Internally Displaced People and Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) internally displaced persons, and (2) refugees from other countries, there are in Sudan.

      Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of reported criticisms that official school textbooks used in Pakistan contain references capable of provoking religious prejudice and hatred,...

      International Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the UK's international aid budget has been allocated to multilateral aid, and primarily through which institutions, in each of the last...

      International Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the scrutiny of the UK's bilateral aid programmes by the International Development Committee and the Independent Commission on Aid Impact,...

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government in which countries UK aid is being used to fund private healthcare provision.

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the role of private healthcare providers in delivering government aid programmes.

  • Department for Education

    • Arts: GCSE

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Department for Education figures, published on 13 October, showing that the percentage of pupils entering at least one arts subject at...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Magistrates

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of increasing reliance on district judges, what role they envisage for lay magistrates.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • State Retirement Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Freud on 15 September (HL1460, HL1461 and HL1462), what assessment they have made of (1) the proportion of addresses...

    • State Retirement Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 15 September (HL1462), what action was taken to trace new addresses and re-send letters to those affected by...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 15 September (HL1462), what happens to letters that are returned undelivered when incorrect details are held.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Fire Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they considered the economic, societal and environmental impacts of fire when producing the Approved Document B (fire safety) regulations; and if not...

  • HM Treasury

    • Inflation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will explain the basis on which the inflation target for the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee is set; and the circumstances in...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Electoral Register: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the independent report commissioned by the Electoral Commission, Evaluation of Electoral Administration at the EU Referendum, published in...

    • UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reported concerns about (1) the use of ordinary pencils for ballot papers as opposed to pens or pencils with indelible ink,...

      Government Departments: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total anticipated cost of salaries for new members of staff recruited to work in the Department for Exiting the European Union and the Department...

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen on 21 October (HL2113) concerning the right to vote in local elections, whether, following the...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Government Departments: Operating Costs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the projected annual running costs for the next three years, including salaries or fees paid to seconded staff and consultants, for (1) the...

    • UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are planning to publish any legal advice they have received on whether or not the UK has the right to withdraw the Lisbon Treaty Article 50...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the latest estimate of the percentage of world trade which is transacted in pounds sterling.

  • Department of Health

    • In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any approach has been made to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority regarding the possibility of performing spindle-chromosome complex...

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of why the estimated number of English hospital admissions relating to alcohol consumption has doubled between 2004/05, when...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what new action they propose to take to halt and reverse the upward trend in the number of English hospital admissions relating to alcohol consumption, and...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what the estimated cost of hospital admissions relating to alcohol consumption was for the NHS in (1) 2004/05 and (2) 2014/15.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they gave to proposals to regulate retail price promotions on unhealthy foods as part of their Childhood Obesity: A Plan for Action and,...

      Health: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of clinical commissioning groups have added pulse checks to existing GP and pharmacy enhanced services for people over 65.

      Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with NHS England over the proposed closure of the congenital heart disease service at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust.

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