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Written answers

Friday, 4 November 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many apprenticeships have been created in his Department in each region in each of the last five years; and how many participants in those...

    • Department for Transport: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the level of procurement of British steel by his Department in the last 12 months.

      Heathrow Airport: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential (a) economic merits and (b) benefits to passengers of a western rail link to Heathrow...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential economic effect of a third runway at Heathrow Airport on Swindon.

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 September 2016 to Question 44675, if he will carry out an assessment of the effect of an increase in the number of private...

      Bus Services: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2016 to Question 44454, when he plans to publish research on non-London bus passenger attitudes towards...

      Buses: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 September 2016 to Question 44451, if the Government will carry out a detailed assessment of trends in the level of the...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the proportion of potential capacity at Heathrow Airport which will be unfilled when a new third runway is operational.

      Southern: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 6 September 2016 to Question 45235, what progress his Department has made on reviewing compensation options for Southern...

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department has made on introducing (a) flexible ticketing and (b) rail season tickets tailored towards part-time workers on the...

      Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the runway capacity was for each UK airport in each of the last 10 years.

      Airports: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 31 October 2016 to Question 49985, how many passengers travelled by (a) road and (b) train to (i) Manchester and (ii)...

      Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the PwC report prepared for the Airports Commission entitled 2. Economy: Wider impact assessment, published in November 2014,...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Civil Aviation Authority on working together with owners and managers at Heathrow Airport to develop a plan for...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Belfast Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the Government has sought legal advice about the impact on the Belfast Agreement of 1998 of the UK's decision to leave the EU; and if...

    • Overseas Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) exports from and (b) imports into Northern Ireland of the recent drop in the value of...

      Equality Commission for Great Britain: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to his Department's press release of 20 October 2016, entitled Appointment of new members to Equality Commission, what steps he...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Electricity Generation: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the evidence used to inform the range of the costs set out for alternative large-scale low carbon...

    • Electricity Generation: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reasons the range of the costs for alternative large-scale low carbon generation technologies in the 2020s as...

      Hinkley Point C Power Station: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the evidence used to inform the conclusion in the Hinkley Point C Value for Money Assessment that...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the departmental report on which figures for the levelised cost of generating 1MWh with different...

      Carbon Sequestration: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what research is being conducted by the Government on carbon capture technologies.

      Fracking: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with industry on hydraulic fracturing in the North West.

      Internet: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the legal protections in place for workers engaged with online platforms...

      Research: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the funding to UK-based consortia from the EU Horizon 2020 programme in each of the next...

      Research: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will match EU funding for universities and other research institutions for (a) the Erasmus plus programme and (b)...

      British Home Stores: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has met (a) Sir Philip Green or (b) any employees of British Home Stores about that company's move into...

      Post Office: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of future funding requirements for the Post Office.

      Intellectual Property: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his Department's policy is on using the flexibility provided by the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many apprenticeships have been created in his Department in each region in each of the last five years; and how many...

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has made a request to participate in the Joint Incident Assessment Team investigation into the Sana's...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what basis the home of Abdullah Adbo in the Al-Salw district of Taiz, and adjacent homes, were attacked by the Saudi-led...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what basis the prison complex within the Red Sea port of Hodeida was attacked by the Saudi-led coalition forces in Yemen on...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many EU laws, regulations and standards he plans to include in the planned Great Repeal Bill.

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent estimate he has made of the level of procurement of British steel by his Department since its creation.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many staff are employed in his Department's Communications Directorate.

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Attorney General, what recent estimate he has made of the level of procurement of British steel by the Law Officers' Departments in the last 12 months.

    • Attorney General: Apprentices

      To ask the Attorney General, how many apprenticeships have been created in the Law Officers' Departments in each region in each of the last five years; and how many participants in those...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Attorney General, how many people have been convicted of tampering with electric or gas meters in each of the last five years.

  • Department for Education

    • Regional Schools Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the key performance targets are for Regional School Commissioners from October 2016.

    • University Technical Colleges: Student Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many university technical colleges have fewer pupils on roll than they have capacity for.

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has conducted an equality impact assessment to assess the effect on students from disadvantaged backgrounds of the recent rise in tuition fees.

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2016 to Question 49045, what estimate she has made of the financial contribution to be made by international...

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2016 to Question 49043, what estimate she has made of the financial contribution to be made by international...

      Education: Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what terms of reference and objectives have been set for her Department's Gypsy, Roma and Traveller expert panel.

      Higher Education: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect on funding for higher education institutions in Greater London of the UK leaving the EU.

      Institute for Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to consult with employers on the appointment of a new permanent chief executive of the Institute for Apprenticeships.

      Universities: Student Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate she has made of the number of (a) EU and (b) non-EU students in UK universities in each of the next five years; and if she will...

      Apprentices: Warrington North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people in Warrington North constituency have undertaken an apprenticeship in each of the last 10 years.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many 16 to 18 year olds have undertaken an apprenticeship in each of the last five years; and how many of those apprentices were (a) male, (b)...

      Apprenticeship Delivery Board and Institute for Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her Department's policy is on the respective roles of the Apprenticeship Delivery Board and the Institute for Apprenticeships after the departure...

      Institute for Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the written statement of 27 October 2016, HCWS223, on technical and further education, what additional staffing and resources she plans to...

      Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to implement the recommendations of the Report of the Independent Panel on Technical Education.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2016 to Question 48450, which local authorities have teaching schools.

      Universities: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that UK universities remain globally competitive after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Communications Act 2003: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 11 October 2016 to Question 46111, if she will say where on the gov.uk website there are details of the number of people...

    • Prisoner Escapes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps she is taking to support the police and prison services in informing and reassuring the public in a timely manner during escape incidents.

  • Prime Minister

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband: North East Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many households have taken up the Government's subsidised broadband connection offer in North East Bedfordshire.

    • Arts: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the level of arts spending per head in each of the regions of England has been in each of the last five years.

      Commercial Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when her Department plans to publish its consultation on regulatory reform of the commercial radio sector.

      Motor Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the economic contribution of speedway to the economy.

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many officials of her Department are employed to work specifically on developing new technologies.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with Visit England on increasing tourism outside London.

      5G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress her Department has made on developing capacity to implement the policy of making the UK a world leader in the development...

      Museums and Galleries: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will take steps to ensure that low income families have free access to museums and galleries.

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many apprenticeships have been created in her Department in each region in each of the last five years; and how many participants...

      Football: Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make urgent representations to FIFA to ensure that football teams representing the constituent parts of the UK can display...

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the benefits of the forthcoming release of 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz for the availability of...

      Mobile Phones: Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of mobile spectrum distribution on the data capacity of the UK's mobile networks.

      Mobile Phones: Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department will make an assessment of the benefits to the UK mobile market of imposing a cap on the total amount of mobile...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessmenthis Department has made of the suitability of (a) phones and (b) laptops for use by claimants wishing to take an audio...

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in what proportion of personal independence payment assessments the claimant makes a permitted audio recording of the assessment.

      Work and Health Programme: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many disabled jobseekers his Department expects to be able to access specialist support through the proposed Work and Health programme.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many apprenticeships have been created in his Department in each region in each of the last five years; and how many participants in those...

      Housing Benefit: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and which local authorities his Department is investigating on the grounds of potential housing benefit fraud.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure parity of treatment for people with physical and mental health issues when applying for benefits.

      Personal Independence Payment: Parkinson's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with Parkinson's disease receive personal independence payment at the (a) daily living standard, (b) daily living enhanced,...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total monthly receipts to the public purse were from (a) the fee charged for applications to the Child Maintenance Service (CMS), (b)...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the projected monthly income is from charges in the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) once all cases have transferred from the legacy...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much the Government has received in total to date in charges from the Child Maintenance Service since charging was introduced in June 2014.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether it remains Government policy to continue the triple-lock guarantee on the basic state pension throughout the lifetime of the current...

      Social Security Benefits: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families in Peterborough constituency are subject to the most recent changes in the welfare benefit cap; and if he will make a statement.

      Jobcentre Plus: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many disability employment advisers were employed in his Department in each year since 2009.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many non-payroll staff are employed in his Department; and what estimate he has made of the cost of such staff in the financial year to date.

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects that the goal of halving the disability employment gap will be achieved.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure that all claimants suffering from any progressive and incurable condition will be exempt from employment and...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many contractors employed by his Department to work on DWP Digital projects have left the employment of his Department in the 2016-17...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department has spent on DWP Digital for each target set in the 2016-17 financial year to date.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many apprenticeships have been created in his Department in each region in each of the last five years; and how many participants in those...

    • Cyprus: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many pupils attended service children's education schools in Cyprus in each year since 2010.

      Nuclear Submarines: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which submarine will undergo Initial Dismantling at Rosyth.

      Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2016 to Question 49700, how many of the allegations of bribery and corruption referred by his Department to law...

  • Home Office

    • Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking further to reduce the number of fires in homes.

    • Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with stakeholders on fire safety in care homes and specialised housing.

      Fire Prevention: Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to use the Fire Kills campaign to increase awareness of fires caused by electricity.

      Fires: Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with fire and rescue services on including in the data collated by her Department the number of fires caused by...

      Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department has spent on awareness raising campaigns on (a) fire safety and (b) electrical fires in each of the last five years.

      Domestic Appliances: Fire Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the fire risk from faulty white goods.

      Schools: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Education on fire safety in school buildings.

      Schools: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the average cost to the public purse of a school fire in the latest period for which figures are...

      Housing: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment the Government has made of the effect and cost of fires in the home caused by electricity.

      Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to promote the benefits of sprinkler systems.

      Fire and Rescue Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions her Department has had with (a) fire and rescue authorities, (b) the Fire Brigades Union and (c) other fire and...

      Pathology

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government has taken as a result of the recommendation made in the Hutton review of forensic pathology in England and Wales,...

      Pathology

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government has taken as a result of the recommendations made in the Hutton review of forensic pathology in England and Wales,...

      Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government has taken as a result of the recommendation made in the Hutton review of forensic pathology in England and Wales,...

      Police: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to maintain frontline police officer numbers in Cumbria under the revised funding formula.

      South Yorkshire Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will release all Cabinet papers relating to events at Orgreave in 1984.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many officials of his Department have opted out of the EU Working Time Directive.

    • Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what progress has been made on the development of a long-term decommissioning strategy for the North Sea oil and gas industry to (a) ensure the...

  • HM Treasury

    • Concentrix: Bristol West

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of tax credit cases awaiting consideration by Concentrix in Bristol West constituency.

    • EU Grants and Loans: Bristol

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Government has made of the effect on (a) Bristol West and (b) Bristol City Council area of the shortfall in funding from the European...

      Economic Situation: South West

      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) Bristol West, (b) Bristol City Council area and (c)...

      Football: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that high net worth footballers pay the correct amount of income tax.

      Treasury: Iron and Steel

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the level of procurement of British steel by his Department in the last 12 months.

      Child Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to allow payments of child tax credits to bereaved partners to be backdated to the date of the death of their partner.

      Sports: Regulation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to reduce the level of regulation on community and amateur sports clubs.

      Further Education and Sixth Form Education: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much (a) further education colleges and (b) sixth form colleges paid in VAT in each of the last five years.

      Concentrix: Warrington

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in (a) Warrington and (b) Warrington North constituency have (i) been wrongly accused by Concentrix of falsely claiming tax credits and (ii)...

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) average waiting time was for a call to be answered, (b) average length of each answered call and (c) longest waiting time was to the HM Revenue...

      Married People: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people are eligible for marriage tax allowance; and of those people, how many have taken it up.

      Civil Servants: Pensions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with the (a) Wales Office and (b) Welsh Government on the devolution of income tax powers and the effect of such...

      Self-employed: Fraud

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of fraudulent self-employment on the UK economy.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent estimate he has made of the level of procurement of British steel by his Department in the last 12 months.

    • Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department plans to change the way in which it measures the socio-economic background of (a) Fast Stream and (b) Fast Track apprentice...

      Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress he has made on re-designing the Fast Stream selection process to reduce its length from 18-31 weeks to 12 weeks.

      Cabinet Office: Apprentices

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many apprenticeships have been created in his Department in each region in each of the last five years; and how many participants in those...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what guidance his Department has given to other government departments on answering Written Parliamentary Questions using a reference to the gov.uk...

      Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2016 to Question 49982, which Minister will exercise the prerogative to trigger Article 50 of the Treaty on the...

      Government Departments: Sanitation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which government departments allow professional drivers making deliveries to departmental premises to use employee toilet facilities.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent estimate he has made of the level of procurement of British steel by his Department since it was established.

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with which governments of non-EU countries he has discussed future trade agreements since his Department was created.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Government plans to provide a mechanism for (a) British citizens, (b) the voluntary sector and non-governmental organisations,...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when and how he plans to publish the work programme of the ministerial group on homelessness; and how voluntary and community...

    • Homelessness: Disability and Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on the number of street homeless people with a (a) disability or (b) mental health condition.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate she has made of the level of procurement of British steel by her Department in the last 12 months.

    • Ferries: Domestic Animals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy to prevent ferry companies from requiring companion animals, such as dogs and cats, to remain...

      Livestock: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many live (a) sheep and (b) cattle have been exported from the UK to other European countries in 2016; and if she will...

      Genetically Modified Organisms: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her policy is on importing genetically modified organisms after the UK leaves the EU.

      Food: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her policy is on maintaining the standards set out in EU food standards directives after the UK has left the EU.

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to publish her Department's review into animal establishments licensing in England.

      Dairy Products: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what dates she has met representatives from the milk industry to discuss raising dairy prices.

      Dogs: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to (a) end third-party sales of puppies and (b) regulate adverts relating to...

      Livestock: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many vehicles the Animal and Plant Agency has inspected (a) during the loading of live animals and (b) at ports from...

  • Department of Health

    • Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2016 to Question 48238 on cancer: diagnosis, how he plans to allocated the £300 million per year to improve...

    • Department of Health: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimate he has made of the level of procurement of British steel by his Department in the last 12 months.

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of its staff being unable to work because of lack of availability of medical treatment funded by...

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the number of clinical commissioning groups that have undertaken an equality impact assessment before making...

      Hepatitis: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with (a) NHS England, (b) clinical commissioning groups and (c) local authorities in London on ensuring...

      Drugs: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what potential (a) costs and (b) regulation costs the Government anticipates for medicines manufacturers in securing separate regulatory approval for...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to negotiate continued access to the EU's rapid alert procedure on recall for medicinal products after the UK leaves the EU.

      Clinical Commissioning Groups: Accountability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what accountability mechanisms are in place for the scrutiny of decisions made by a clinical commissioning group's medicine management team.

      Ophthalmology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 30 June 2016 to Question 41185, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that hospital-initiated postponement or...

      Health Services: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to improve knowledge and awareness among NHS staff on how to deliver the NHS Constitution's commitment on priority treatment for armed...

      Medical Records: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how NHS England ensures that every GP practice uses patient medical record codes to identify veteran status; and if he will make a statement.

      Heart Diseases: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department is taking steps to make angioplasty available on the NHS to people with untreatable angina.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with clinical bodies on the potential link between dizziness and dementia.

      Medical Certificates: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of standardising the charge levied by GPs on patients for the provision of sick notes for...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 21 October 2016 to Question 48541, when and where the refreshed local transformation plans will be published; and what steps...

      Out-patients: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps his Department has taken to ensure patients attend (a) GP and (b) acute services appointments.

      Lung Diseases: Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people are on NHS waiting lists for lung transplants.

      Nivolumab

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2014 to Question 40281, on what date he expects NICE to publish the results of the consultation on the guidance on the...

      Mental Health Services: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much of the funds allocated in the 2015 Budget to child and adolescent mental health services has been spent in Warrington.

      NHS: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who was consulted during the development of NHS sustainability and transformation plans for (a) Haringey, (b) Enfield, (c) Barnet, (d) Camden, (e)...

      NHS: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to publish the draft sustainability and transformation plans for (a) Haringey, (b) Enfield, (c) Barnet, (d) Camden, (e)...

      NHS Trusts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the financial situation of NHS trusts in England; and if he will make a statement.

      Diseases: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2016 to Question 50285, in relation to which diseases and other long-term conditions his Department has made an...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Mental Health Five Year Forward View Dashboard, when he plans to publish data relating to the indicator on individual placement and...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Government Equalities Office: Staff

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many staff of the Government Equalities office identify as (a) male, (b) female, (c) gay, (d) lesbian, (e) bisexual, (f) transgender, (g) gender...

    • Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent assessment she has made of the effect on engagement with civil society organisations of the reduction made in the 2015 Comprehensive...

      Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the Equality and Human Rights Commission budget will be for each of the next three years.

  • Department for Transport

    • Heathrow Airport

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the decision to extend capacity at Heathrow Airport, they are considering a review of internal air routes in the UK.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 24 October (HL 2341), how many penalty notices have been issued to employers for failure to...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Gaza: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to make representations to the governments of Israel and Egypt asking them to increase the granting of exit permits from Gaza for...

    • British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people there are residing in the EU, outside the UK, Gibraltar and the Republic of Ireland, who hold UK citizenship.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to increase the number of Russian specialists working in (1) Whitehall, and (2) UK embassies in eastern European countries between now...

      South Africa: International Criminal Court

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of South Africa's decision to withdraw as a party to the Rome Statute.

      Occupied Territories: Land

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made, or intend to make, to the government of Israel about reports of 1,500 dunams of Palestinian land being illegally...

  • Department for Education

    • Children: Exercise

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to encourage children to take up physical activity, in particular activity additional to school sport.

    • Children and Young People: Health Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the educational resources available to (1) teachers, and (2) parents, to encourage healthier living among children and...

      Physical Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures are in place to improve and roll out (1) training of specialist physical educational teachers, and (2) physical literacy in primary schools.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the current arrangements for a pupil moving from an academy school to a non-academy school, and whether the academy school is obliged to notify the...

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to encourage and support maintained secondary schools in England and Wales to do more to prepare their pupils for the...

      Pupils: Nationality

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 12 October (HL Deb, col 1889–90), whether any of the information supplied in response to the 20...

      Pupils: Nationality

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 12 October (HL Deb, col 1889–90), whether schools are required, as part of the school census,...

      Pupils: Nationality

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 12 October (HL Deb, col 1889–90), what steps they have taken to inform parents that the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Inland Waterways

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many canals were fully self-operating during (1) 2014, (2) 2015, and (3) 2016 to date.

  • Home Office

    • Europol

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to seek to remain a member of Europol following the UK's departure from the EU.

    • Asylum: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding has been allocated to local authorities to support unaccompanied children being resettled in the UK beyond 31 March 2017.

      Terrorism: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 8 September (HL1606), where a communications service provider is not based in the UK...

      Refugees: Calais

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to collect and analyse the lists compiled by British non-governmental organisations in Calais of children and adults who qualify...

      Independent Police Complaints Commission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether levels of trust and confidence of black and minority ethnic communities in the Independent Police Complaints...

      Asylum: Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their policy to repatriate non-Arab Darfuri asylum seekers from the UK to Khartoum; and what account is taken when making such decisions, of...

      Visas: Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the process for determining which international students applying for a visa to study in the UK should undergo an interview to assess that their...

      Visas: Zimbabwe

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy regarding the issuing of temporary UK visas to Zimbabwean democracy and human rights activists in order that they can inform the UK...

  • Department for International Trade

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