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Written answers

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Department of Transport: Working Hours

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

    • London Airports: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on business of airport expansion in the South East.

      Severn River Crossing: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2016 to Question 45450, on the Severn River Crossing, what the timetable is for the launch of the consultation.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Communities and Local Government: Iron and Steel

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

    • Home Ownership Incentive Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 13 October 2016 to Question 46626, on home ownership incentive schemes, what the value was of the...

      Home Ownership Incentive Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 13 October 2016 to Question 46626, on home ownership incentive schemes, if he will estimate the...

      Communities and Local Government: Working Hours

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

      Local Plans: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, for what reasons his Department has called in the Birmingham local plan for review.

      Public Houses: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will amend the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 and the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted...

      Regional Planning and Development: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many civil servants of his Department at each grade are allocated to work on the Northern Powerhouse.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Trade Marks: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to ensure that the UK intellectual property practitioners will continue to have the right...

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that medical research involving the use of animals is only being...

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government has made an assessment of future levels of research funding in the UK after the UK leaves the EU...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the relative efficiency of combined cycle gas turbines and reciprocating gas...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what analysis his Department has made of the effect of reciprocating gas and diesel generation on (a) the likely Third...

      Offshore Industry: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on support for the North Sea oil and gas sector.

      Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how his Department plans to ensure that the interests of manufacturers are enhanced by the UK leaving the EU.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of increased volumes of SMETS1 smart meters being installed on customers'...

      Euratom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the implications are for UK membership of the European Atomic Energy Community of the UK's decision to leave the EU.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect on the smart meter rollout in the North of Scotland of Arqiva providing...

      Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment the Government has made of the level of business growth since 2010.

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to encourage more people to make energy-saving home improvements.

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an estimate of the rate of uptake of home insulation improvements in the last five years.

      Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of using thorium rather than plutonium in nuclear power plants.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if his Department will amend the definition available in his Department's guidance on calculating the minimum wage,...

      Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish guidance to clarify whether overnight sleep-in shifts are exempt from the national living wage rate;...

      ACAS: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the proposed closure of ACAS's Liverpool office on access to justice; and...

      Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to maximise the potential benefits of the UK leaving the EU for businesses.

      Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government has taken to set out its industrial strategy; and if he will make a statement.

      Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the (a) job security and (b) employment rights of on-demand workers.

      Offshore Industry: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on support for the North Sea oil and gas sector.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of Pakistan on the cases of Abdul Shakoor and Mazhar Sipra.

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Working Hours

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

      Middle East: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of Conflict Stability and Security funding in Israel supports Israel-Palestinian coexistence work.

      Iraq: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to enable Christians to stay in Iraq.

      Iraq: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on the treatment of Christians in Iraq.

      Companies: Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, by what date he expects all UK Overseas Territories to have adopted central registers of beneficial ownership accessible to UK...

      Companies: Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with leaders of UK Overseas Territories on publicly accessible central registers of beneficial...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the contribution that monitoring settlement expansion in the West Bank makes to the prospects...

      Palestinians: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Palestinian Authority on its commitments to the Quartet Principles.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the contribution that Israelis working alongside Palestinians make to promoting equality and...

      Palestinians: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many meetings there have been in the last 12 months between human rights organisations operating in the Occupied...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the implications of the ongoing glorification sanctioned by the Palestinian Authority of...

      Palestinians: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28 October 2016 to Question 50165, if he will raise with the Israeli government the issue of access...

      Honduras: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of Honduras on human rights activists and the right to peaceful protest in...

  • Wales Office

    • Investment: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment he has made of potential new investment opportunities between Wales and Israel since the Israeli business delegation visit to Wales in 2015.

  • Department for Education

    • Education Funding Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many written Financial Notices to Improve the Education Funding Agency has distributed to schools since 1 January 2016.

    • Primary Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many planning areas in England are in need of additional primary school places by September 2017; how many such areas have (a) never had an...

      Finance: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her policy to expand the teaching of financial education in schools.

      Pupils: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of provision within the school system for the needs of students who are young carers.

      Asylum: Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many unaccompanied asylum-seeking children were being looked after under a (a) section 20 voluntary accommodation arrangement and (b) care order...

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many foster-for-adoption placements occurred from (a) 25 July 2014 to 31 March 2015, (b) 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 and (c) 1 April 2016 to 31...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many care leavers in England as of 31 March 2016 were (a) mothers and (b) fathers; how many such care leavers were aged (i) 17, (ii) 18, (iii) 19,...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, of those children who were subject of a special guardianship order as at 31 March 2016 but were not looked after immediately prior to the special...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to extend funding for maintained nursery schools beyond the two years indicated in the consultation on the Early Years National...

      Arts: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of GCSE students studied creative subjects in the last five years.

      Schools: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the Government's policy is on whether schools with no religious character can be run by religious multi-academy trusts.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many of the looked after children who were cared for in a friends and family foster placement were placed there under a section 20 of the Children...

      Department for Education: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many civil servants in her Department work primarily on policy and practice for child welfare and family justice; and how many of those civil...

      Special Guardianship Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many special guardianship orders were made in respect of children who were (a) under one year old, (b) one to four years old, (c) five to nine...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many instances of financial malpractice and irregularity in (a) free schools and academies and (b) community schools have occurred in each of the...

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the proportion of adopted children requesting support that costs over the £5,000 fair access limit who...

      Sixth Form Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many new (a) school sixth forms and (b) 16 to 19 free schools have opened in each of the last six years.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which government departments have committed to providing additional support to care leavers through the Care Leavers Covenant.

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many registered foster carers there have been in the UK in each year since 2010.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many free schools were delayed in opening in each year since 2010.

      Children in Care: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to paragraph 3.85 of the Government's publication, Keep on Caring, published in July 2016, what progress is being made by her...

      Pupils: Chronic Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the Children and Families Act statutory duty on schools to make arrangements to support pupils with...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of increases in inflation on the new early years national funding formula.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the full cost of providing 30 hours of free childcare per week in a typical sized childcare setting.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department holds on the number of agency workers employed in childcare settings.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding her Department has allocated to the Early Years Capital Fund in each of the next three financial years.

      Free Schools: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of the 50 per cent cap on religious selection on ethnic diversity in Church of England and other Christian...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will list the local authorities that have requested exemption from powers under social care legislation; and which powers in such legislation...

      Children and Social Work Bill (HL)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what consultation her Department has undertaken with (a) children, (b) social workers and (c) charities and professional organisations in the social...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the statistical release Information on looked-after children at both national and local authority levels for the financial year...

      Free Schools: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to her Department's publication, Schools that work for everyone, published in September 2016, whether the figures for ethnic diversity...

      Free Schools: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of pupils are classified as of Asian ethnic origin at (a) state Catholic schools and (b) Church of England free schools and other...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Administration of Justice: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what her policy is on the treatment of women with mental health problems in the justice system.

    • Prisoners: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness the Government's policy on reintegrating prisoners into society.

      Environment Protection: Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when her Department plans to publish its response to the consultation on costs protection in environmental claims.

      Prisoners' Release: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of prisoners failed to find accommodation upon release in each year since 2010.

      Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 28 October 2016 to Question 49615, on Employment Tribunals Service: fees and charges, if she will provide further information...

      Criminal Proceedings: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if she will implement the outstanding recommendations of the Corston report on the treatment of women in the criminal justice system.

      Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when she plans to ratify the Istanbul Convention.

      Powers of Attorney

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if she will make it her policy to create a central database of lasting powers of attorney.

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions she has had with leaders of the Crown Dependencies on publicly accessible central registers of beneficial ownership.

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions she has had with leaders of Crown Dependencies on publicly accessible central registers of beneficial ownership.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reasons her Department removed the requirement to have a panel member with direct experience of disability from the personal independence...

      Ministry of Justice: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if she will provide details of items valued at over £250 that have been reported stolen from her Department in each of the last two years.

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether her Department has assessed whether there is a link between the incidence of whiplash injuries and the cost of motor insurance in the (a) UK and...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 11 of the National Audit Office report, Departmental Overview 2015-16, Ministry of Defence, published on 21 October 2016, from...

    • Veterans: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to prevent cases of mental ill-health among combat veterans.

      Ministry of Defence: Working Hours

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

      Ministry of Defence: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many citizens of non-UK EU countries work in his Department, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies.

      Cyber Security Operations Centre: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much of the Cyber Security Operations Centre budget his Department plans to spend in Scotland.

      Armed Forces: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much of the Maritime Mine Counter Measures programme budget his Department plans to spend in Scotland.

      Ministry of Defence: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people are directly employed by his Department in the Emerging Technology and Innovation Analysis Cell.

      RAF Leuchars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to improve the (a) quality and (b) affordability of accommodation for service personnel based at Leuchars.

      RAF Leuchars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, to which budget the revenue received from civil aviation visits to Leuchars in 2016-17 has been allocated.

      Ministry of Defence: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the estimated annual budget is of his Department's Emerging Technology and Innovation Analysis Cell.

      Germany: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many trained regular armed forces personnel were based in Germany in each year since 2010.

      RAF Leuchars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to implement the Future Accommodation Model at Leuchars.

      Veterans: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to help veterans into employment.

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure families maintain networks of support when other family members are away on active service.

      Veterans: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many referrals have been made by GPs to the Veterans and Reserves Mental Health programme in each of the last three years.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 29 March 2016 to Question 32105, what progress has been made on securing the release of the MQ-9 Reaper User Group terms...

      Armed Forces: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what dates he met (a) Ministers and (b) officials of the Department for Education to discuss academic support for children of military personnel.

      MOD Lyneham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the estimated cost is of refurbishment at MOD Lyneham for accommodating consolidated Army, Royal Navy and RAF training.

      MOD Lyneham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel are being trained at MOD Lyneham.

      Ministry of Defence: Gold and Foreign Exchange Reserves

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 31 October 2016 to Question 49921, if he will place in the Library a copy of the forward purchase programme for foreign...

      Armed Forces: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel from the (a) Royal Navy and (b) Royal Air Force are seconded to work on US Navy Aircraft Carriers.

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to test the suitability of the Northrop Grumman X-47B Unmanned Ariel Vehicle for operation aboard Queen Elizabeth Class ships.

      HMS Queen Elizabeth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Marine personnel are currently seconded to HMS Queen Elizabeth.

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the principal technical faults are that have led to the delay of the transfer of the RFA Tidespring to the UK for customisation and capability...

      Ministry of Defence: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of women are employed by his Department on an inner London pay structure in the following pay grades (a) Administrative Assistant, (b)...

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2016 to Question 47824, what provisions his Department has made to service all six Type 45 Destroyers when they are...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his US counterpart has provided him with information on the use of depleted uranium in Coalition operations in Syria; and if he will make a...

      Armed Forces: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Army, (b) Royal Air Force and (c) Royal Navy officers who had served for more than 12 but fewer than 16 years were made compulsorily...

      Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has made an estimate of the effect of the change in the value of sterling since the UK decided to leave the EU on the lifetime...

      Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what consideration his Department gave to conducting an environmental impact assessment of Operation Joint Warrior prior to the commencement of those...

      Ministry of Defence: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will provide details of items valued at over £250 that have been reported stolen from his Department in each of the last two years.

      Army: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department classifies a soldier to be trained after they have completed (a) Phase 1 and (b) Phase 2 initial training.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Disability: Employment Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to improve access to specialist employment services for young disabled people.

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Working Hours

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

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support his Department is putting in place to support people currently in receipt of Access to Work awards over the annual cap and their...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) parents with care and (b) non-resident parents there are in Inverclyde constituency with a current (i) Child Support Agency case...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 28 October 2016 to Question 50222, how many members of the public in (a) Scotland and (b) the rest of the UK have...

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department collects data on referrals to food banks by jobcentre staff.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people whose initial claim for employment and support allowance was unsuccessful died before their appeal was heard in each year from...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people died within a year of an unsuccessful personal independence payment in each year from 2013 to 2016 to date.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Iron and Steel

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

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when his Department plans to release information on the 2012 statutory child maintenance scheme by (a) geographical area and (b) parliamentary...

      Jobcentre Plus: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 21 July 2016 to Question 43098, what steps officials of his Department are required to take when they are...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Child Support Agency (a) arrears-only and (b) arrears cases involving a current liability for a child there are in Inverclyde...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people in the support group for employment and support allowance can access specialist...

      Independent Case Examiner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time is between a complaint being lodged with the Independent Case Examiner and being allocated to an Investigation...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people by type of disability are in receipt of Access to Work grants worth more than the annual cap.

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Access to Work scheme users by type of disability are taking part in the pilot of personal budgets.

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employers are currently accredited under the Two Ticks scheme.

      Social Security Benefits: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households in (a) Tottenham constituency and (b) the London Borough of Harringey will be affected by the extension of the benefit cap...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of women are employed by his Department on an inner London pay structure in the following pay grades (a) Administrative...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2016 to Question 49935, what arrangements he has put in place to assess the effect on the children...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what amount of Child Support Agency scheme arrears had been transferred to the Child Maintenance Service up to the end of September 2016.

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason the Green Paper Improving Lives: Work, Health and Disability, published on 31 October 2016, does not contain a commitment to...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time was for people who successfully appealed their application for personal independence payments to receive a...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Arts: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the annual funding received from the EU by arts organisations, programmes and projects in the UK in the...

    • Broadband: Fermanagh and South Tyrone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2016 to Question 47357, what proportion of households in Fermanagh and South Tyrone constituency...

      Mobile Phones: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department plans to ensure that UK residents continue to be subject to caps on mobile telephone roaming charges when abroad...

  • Home Office

    • Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether any of the refugees recently admitted to the UK from Calais as children will be subject to dental checks in order to verify their ages.

    • Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time was for a final decision on an indefinite leave to remain application in each of the last five years.

      Children: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is her policy to undertake tooth checks for incoming unaccompanied child refugees.

      Home Office: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the implications of the UK leaving the EU on her departmental responsibilities.

      Asylum: Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether officials of her Department accept reports from dental consultants as evidence of age in cases where there is a dispute over the age...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average weekly cost of accommodating an asylum seeker on (a) section 4 and (b) section 95 support was in the last 12 months.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to consult on regulations to be made under section 95A of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 as inserted by Schedule 11...

      Sexual Offences: Social Networking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to counter threats of rape and sexual violence made through (a) social media networks, (b) Whatsapp and...

      Post-mortems

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

      Fires: Domestic Appliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government records the number of fires caused by electrical appliances in domestic dwellings.

      Fires: Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with stakeholders on introducing a national strategy to reduce electrical fires.

      Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what procedures the Government uses for the recording of fire statistics; and when the next review of the Incident Reporting System is scheduled.

      Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans the Government has to assess the cost to the economy of fire.

      Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps are being taken to ensure continuity in the child sexual abuse inquiry.

      Crime: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for how long and by what method young people are recorded onto the crime data integrity programme.

      Home Office: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many equality impact assessments her Department carried out in each year between 2010 and 2016.

      Home Office: Working Hours

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

      Motor Vehicles: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to stop thieves using software to override keyless car entry systems to steal vehicles and contents.

      Criminal Proceedings: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent progress she has made in implementing the recommendations of the Bradley Report on liaison and diversion of people with mental...

      Fireworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of incidents attended by the Fire and Rescue Service have been related to fireworks in each year since 2010.

      Crime: Fireworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many recorded crimes have related to fireworks in each year since 2010 in (a) the UK, (b) Wales, (c) Newport and (d) Newport East...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many named day written questions have not been answered with a substantive reply (a) on the day in question and (b) up to 4 days later...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's policy is on Chief Constables replying to letters from Members of Parliament.

      Home Office: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will provide details of items valued at over £250 that have been reported stolen from her Department in each of the last two years.

  • Department for International Development

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of monitoring restrictions on access of goods and people into and out of (a) Gaza...

    • Unesco

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much financial support the Government has provided to UNESCO and its subsidiary agencies or national committees in each of the...

      Unesco

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much of the financial support that the Government has provided to UNESCO and any of its subsidiary agencies or national committees...

      Department for International Development: Communication

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect on communication to and from her Department and its in-country agencies of organisations...

  • HM Treasury

    • Revenue and Customs: Finance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to make additional funding available to HM Revenue and Customs to resolve tax credit claims.

    • Concentrix

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what arrangements his Department has put in place to ensure that financial recompense and support is provided for tax credit claimants erroneously...

      Concentrix

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on what proportion of tax credit claimants erroneously investigated by Concentrix were women.

      Concentrix

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

      Treasury: Working Hours

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many officials of his Department have opted out of the EU Working Time Directive.

      Food: Prices

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on UK food prices.

      Pension Funds: Public Sector

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to protect public sector pension funds from changes in the value of sterling (a) while the UK is negotiating to withdraw...

      Inheritance Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance his Department makes available to help prepare for the consequences of inheritance tax and other death-related costs.

      Concentrix: Tottenham

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in Tottenham constituency have had a tax credit claim stopped by Concentrix.

      Shipping: Gas Oil

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many British vessels have been prosecuted for using red diesel in (a) non-UK European waters and (b) waters controlled by the government of Belgium.

      Food: Charitable Donations

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much tax relief has been claimed by food retailers and manufacturers for the purposes of donating edible surplus food to charity in the last 12 months.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many citizens of non-UK EU countries work in his Department, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies.

    • Elections: Fraud

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans the Government has to strengthen the security of voter identification to prevent electoral fraud.

      Cabinet Office: Press

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Cabinet Office plans to alter official guidelines for (a) Ministers and (b) special advisers to Ministers relating to meetings with members...

      Police and Crime Commissioners: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the (a) total cost and (b) cost in each principal category of expenditure was of the police and crime commissioner elections in 2016; and in which...

      Home Shopping: Fraud

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many fraud offences involving online shopping have been recorded by each UK law enforcement agency in each year since 2010.

      Elections: Fraud

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps are being taken to introduce the requirement of photographic identification for votes to eliminate electoral fraud; and if he will make a...

      Digital Technology

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government has appointed a UK Digital Champion to replace Martha Lane Fox; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to ensure that the UK secures a trade agreement with Israel for pharmaceutical products after the UK ceases to be...

    • Foreign Investment in UK: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many jobs were created in the UK by Israeli companies in 2015; and what steps his Department is taking to encourage more Israeli...

      Overseas Trade: Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with which African countries his Department plans to prioritise trade deals after the UK has left the EU.

      Overseas Trade: Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department is taking to promote the ratification of World Trade Organisation rules and improve border and custom clearance...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many officials of her Department have opted out of the EU Working Time Directive.

    • Birds: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to improve the habitat for the green woodpecker.

      Environment Protection: Judgements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the oral contribution by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, of...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the oral contribution by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, of...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of women are employed by her Department on an inner London pay structure in the following pay grades (a)...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her Department has spent on agency workers in each of the last five years.

      UN Convention on Biological Diversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which Minister from her Department plans to attend the 13th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological...

      Agriculture: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy to seek access to the EU market under existing terms for Scottish agricultural firms after...

      Ivory: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2016 to Question 50488 and the Answer of 13 October 2016 to Question 47024, whether her...

      Peat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many peat works the Government has bought out in each of the last five years; and how much the Government spent on...

      Peat: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many peat extraction licenses are currently valid; and when those licenses are scheduled to expire.

      Clean Air Zones: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding and resources the Government has made available to cities that have been mandated to establish a clean air...

      Flood Control: Calderdale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to policies 52, 53, 57 and 62 of the Calderdale flood action plan, published in October 2016, what assessment...

      Clean Air Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the Government will recommend that local authorities who are establishing clean air zones should prioritise (a) schools,...

  • Department of Health

    • High Weald Lewes Havens Clinical Commissioning Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister of State of 25 October 2016, Official Report, column 129, on undertaking to make inquiries of the Care...

    • Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to NICE's and NHS England's proposals for changes to the arrangements for evaluating and funding drugs and other health technologies...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many medicines approved through the highly specialised technologies programme to date had a budget effect above the threshold proposed in NICE's and...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to NICE's and NHS England's proposals for changes to the arrangements for evaluating and funding drugs and other health technologies...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of NICE and NHS England's proposals to change arrangements for evaluating and funding...

      Dementia: Worcestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress his Department has made towards meeting the 2020 challenge on dementia in Worcestershire.

      Department of Health: Working Hours

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

      Thyroid Gland: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients are receiving natural desiccated thyroid on NHS prescription.

      Department of Health: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many citizens of non-UK EU countries work in his Department, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies.

      Disability: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of whether current levels of social care provision are sufficient to support young disabled people living independently.

      General Practitioners: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the proportion of GP appointments that are currently used for diagnosing and treating mental health illness.

      NHS: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 26 October 2016 to Question 49514, when the decision on whether to adopt the ethnicity values from the 2011 census within the...

      Neurology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to increase the number of neurologists.

      Epilepsy: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to increase the number of specially trained epilepsy nurses.

      Epilepsy: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the total number of people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds suffering from epilepsy in (a) the UK, (b) London and...

      Coeliac Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to financially support people with coeliac disease.

      NHS Low Income Scheme: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether HC2 certificates provided to asylum seekers being supported under section 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 are automatically renewed.

      Autism: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness and suitability of psychological interventions offered as autism treatments.

      Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will initiate an investigation under section 48 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 into the provision of Patient Transport Services in East...

      Strokes: Atrial Fibrillation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to reduce atrial fibrillation related strokes.

      Dental Services: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of Capita plc in managing the process of applications to the National Dental Performers List.

      High Weald Lewes Havens Clinical Commissioning Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2016 to Question 50156, if he will write to the High Weald Havens Clinical Commissioning Group to ask them to inform...

      Cancer: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people are undergoing cancer treatment in (a) Barts Health NHS and (b) each hospital trust in London.

      Barts Health NHS Trust: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many appointments for a first cancer referral were cancelled in the Barts Health NHS Trust in (a) the last six months and (b) 2013 to 2015.

      Midwives: Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the age profile of midwives working in the NHS in England was in (a) the most recent year for which figures are available, (b) 2010 and (c) 2005.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the evidential basis is for his Department's proposal on a smaller number of large volume pharmacies reducing costs or improving NHS services.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the potential savings which community pharmacies can make to clinical commissioning group budgets.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which Ministers of his Department have met with NHS Improvement and the Care Quality Commission in which weeks since 11 July 2016; and at which of those...

      Department of Health: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of women are employed by his Department on an inner London pay structure in the following pay grades (a) Administrative Assistant, (b)...

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the letter of 17 December 2015 from the Director General, Innovation, Growth and Technology, and the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 12 October 2016 to Question 47425, how many GPs require assistance.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether clinical commissioning groups' medicine management teams are held accountable by NHS England where they choose not to follow NICE guidelines.

      Department of Health: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has spent on agency workers in each of the last five years.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Mental Health Five Year Forward View Dashboard, when the data relating to the indicator, spend on community forensic model, will be...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has made an assessment of the relative cost-effectiveness of using (a) branded and (b) non branded drugs; and if he will make a...

      Social Services and Pensions: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Government Actuary's Department report, a cohort approach to social care funding, published on 15 September 2016, what assessment...

      NHS: Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) clinical negligence claims and (b) non-clinical negligence claims against the NHS in England the NHS Litigation Authority has received in...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2016 to Question 46905, who is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of public expenditure on...

      Coeliac Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the prescription of gluten-free medicines for people with coeliac disease.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2016 to Question 47387, what the evidential basis is for the statement that there has been no material deterioration...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2016 to Question 47387, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the increasing volume of patients on...

      NHS Low Income Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answers of 12 September 2016 and 17 October 2016 to Questions 44396 and 46907, on NHS: low pay, what the reason is for the discrepancy...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make NHS mental health services routinely available to children who have been abused before they receive a clinical diagnosis.

      Heart Diseases: Transplant Surgery

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

      Health Services: Haringey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the potential effect of implementation of the North Central London Sustainability and Transformation Plan on...

      NHS: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the proportion of UK healthcare expenditure which is spent on long-term care; and if he will make an assessment of the...

      NHS Low Income Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2016 to Question 46907, how the HC3 scheme is (a) advertised and (b) communicated to patients; and whether there has...

      Clinical Commissioning Groups: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the total budget for clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) was allocated to each CCG in 2016-17.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has a policy on whether the Government has a duty to ensure the right to access medicines as part of its obligations under the UN...

      Ophthalmology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to ensure that people with long-term eye conditions are seen within timeframes which prevent avoidable sight-loss.

  • Women and Equalities

    • British Overseas Territories: Marriage

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that same-sex marriages are recognised in all British Overseas Territories; and what recent (a)...

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line: Wendover

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of HS2 Ltd's noise mitigation proposals for Wendover.

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line: Wendover

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether HS2 Ltd used current HM Treasury tunnel project modelling when they costed proposals for the Wendover short mined tunnel.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Wendover

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether HS2 Ltd considered examples of HS1 tunnel construction when they examined the case for the Wendover short mined tunnel.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Wendover

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have received new evidence from OTB Engineering relating to the Wendover short mined tunnel; and whether, as a result, they will order a review...

      Driving: First Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 27 September (HL1929), whether they will provide further details about the not-for-profit...

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much compensation was paid to passengers for delays and cancellations by each train operating company during the last year for which figures are available.

      Pedestrian Crossings: Schools

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether section 26 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) permits school crossing patrols to be appointed and operated by schools or bodies...

      Agricultural Machinery: Roads

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice they are giving to farmers to reduce the number of incidents of mud getting onto the roads.

      Driverless Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what new regulations and other changes in legislation will be required before self-driving cars can be used on roads in the UK.

      Driverless Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether self-driving wheel-based robots can be used on British highways, and if so, in what circumstances; whether they are covered by road traffic and other...

      Aircraft: Air Conditioning

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the diversion to Vancouver on 25 October of BA flight 286 from San Francisco to London after crew members become unwell, and in the light of...

      Buses: Inspections

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of buses and coaches are checked between annual inspections by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency in order to ensure that they remain...

      Cycleways: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on London's traffic of the introduction of cycle superhighways.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Energy: Consumption

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much energy was consumed by the UK during the period 24 to 31 October; and what percentage of that energy was sourced from wind generation.

    • Fracking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in developing their policy on fracking, whether they have taken into account the number of earthquakes which measured 3.0 on the Richter Scale in Oklahoma...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Commonwealth: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the contribution provided by the UK to (1) the Commonwealth Secretariat Fund, (2) the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Co-operation, and (3) the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Electoral Register: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen on 26 October (HL2496) concerning progress in assessing the benefits of an online registration...

    • Government Departments: Computer Software

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much each government department has spent on subscriptions for IT software used by office-based departmental staff in each of the last three years for...

      House of Lords: Select Committee Reports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of House of Lords Select Committee reports received a Government response within the two months period set out in paragraph 11.39 of the...

  • Department for International Development

    • Sudan: Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the percentage of the population of Sudan living below the poverty line; how many persons are estimated to be living as refugees or...

    • Sudan: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of the UK aid budget for Sudan is used to promote freedom of religion or belief; and what assessment they have made of the penalties imposed...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Nurses

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of comments by the Children’s Commissioner for England on the impact of bureaucracy on the ability of school nurses to...

    • Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that students with Education Health and Care Plans are being made aware of recent changes to the Disabled Students...

      Higher Education: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what monitoring is being undertaken to ensure that all colleges providing higher education are aware of their duties and responsibilities in bands 1 and 2...

      Higher Education: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of potential students with disabilities being refused registration at a college without Disabled Student Allowance...

      Higher Education: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether steps are being taken, by the Disabled Students Allowance Quality Assurance Group or otherwise, to quality assure higher education institutions which...

      Universities: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the remarks made by the Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development that the growth in...

      Pupils: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why, in the original guidance on the national schools census, schools were asked to collect or ascribe information on the ethnicity of children.

      Pupils: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of schools which ascribed ethnicity to children whose nationality and country of birth details were not filled in...

      Pupils: Passports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of schools which have asked for pupils’ passport numbers or expiry dates as part of the national schools...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how the new standard assessment tests were trialled for children with special educational needs.

      GCE A-level

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are taking steps to ensure that A-levels in (1) art history, and (2) archaeology, continue to be offered to new students.

      Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to increase awareness of the available post-16 apprenticeship options among parents, teachers and pupils.

      Schools: Pedestrian Crossings

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether (1) academies, (2) free schools and (3) independent schools have powers to fund the cost of school crossing patrols.

      Schools: Pedestrian Crossings

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether consideration has been given to amending the regulations in the School and Early Years Finance (England) Regulations 2013 which specifically exclude...

      Academies: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many requests for directions to admit a child to an academy the Education Funding Agency has received from councils since its establishment on 1 April...

      Civil Partnerships

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the introduction of different-sex civil partnerships on the Isle of Man, they intend to issue a consultation on extending civil...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether county councils are required to pass on to registered and approved providers 100 per cent of government funding allocated for childcare.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, should childcare providers be unable to meet the costs of providing the 30 hours free OFSTED-approved childcare service from September 2017, what plans...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Immigration: Appeals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of individuals pursuing appeals in (1) the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber), and (2) the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and...

    • Ellie Butler

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the President of the Family Court about the scope for judicial learning arising from the case of Ellie Butler.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gaming Machines

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Department for Culture, Media and Sport set a six-week deadline to respond to its Review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures...

    • Kids Company

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the closure of the Kids' Company charity in August 2015, what the £3 million they granted to Kids' Company in June 2015 was used for.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to address discrimination towards deafblind people and those with complex needs in the workplace, and how they will ensure that...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade: Hanoi

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions ministers are having with non-governmental organisations ahead of the Hanoi Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in November.

    • Elephants: Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the UK voted against the upgrading of elephant populations remaining in Appendix II to Appendix I at the recent Convention on International Trade and...

      Ivory: Sales

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are proposing to take to implement the text in Convention on International Trade and Endangered Species (CITES) document CoP17 Com. II. 6...

      Ivory: Sales

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which authority or authorities are responsible for upholding the ban on the sale of ivory items created or carved after 1947, and what training is provided...

      Natural England

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average length of time taken by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to hear appeals against decisions by Natural...

      Animals: Post-mortems

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, for each year since 2012, what is the number of (1) carcases, and (2) diagnostic samples, submitted to each of the Veterinary Investigation Centres and...

      Animals: Post-mortems

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the number of carcases and diagnostic samples submitted to each of the Veterinary Investigation Centres and contractor post-mortem examination...

      Dormice: Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to prevent the decline in the population of hazel dormice in the UK and to support dormice research projects.

  • Home Office

    • Passports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 29 July (HL1278), what plans they have to conduct research into the public demand for a...

    • British Nationals Abroad: Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government,  further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 16 September (HL1580), what actions would amount to engaging in the conflict in...

  • HM Treasury

    • World War I: Debts

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 25 October (HL2303), what proportion of the redemptions were made to the US, and when.

    • Public Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest estimate of the effect of the loss of value of the pound sterling on the 2016–17 estimated budget deficit.

      Inflation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take in response to any impact on retail prices of the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

      Business: Investment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to restore the confidence of large UK companies in investment, in the light of the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

      EU Budget: Contributions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government at current exchange rates what is the UK's (1) gross, and (2) net, contribution in sterling to the EU budget; and how those figures were calculated.

      Financial Markets

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what directions they have issued to the Financial Conduct Authority's members on the European Securities and Markets Authority concerning representations...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are planning to give immediate notice under Article 50 that the UK intends to leave the EU.

    • EU Countries: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which EU governments have publicly indicated that the existing rights of British citizens resident in their territory will be preserved after the UK has left...

      Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether there are any circumstances, as part of the negotiations for the UK’s exit from the EU, whereby a new treaty...

      European Court of Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to include changes to the UK’s relationship with the European Court of Human Rights in the expected bill to repeal the European...

  • Department for International Trade

    • EU External Trade

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are countries outside the single market which carry out a greater level of trade with the rest of the EU than with the UK; and if so, which...

    • Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the relative costs to the UK and the EU if the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada is not agreed.

      World Trade Organisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the future relationship between the UK and the World Trade Organisation following the UK's withdrawal from the EU.

      World Trade Organisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they last held discussions with the World Trade Organisation's Director General; and when they next expect to meet him.

  • Department of Health

    • Cancer: Thromboembolism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the study by the All-Party Parliamentary Thrombosis Group that over 4,000 cancer deaths have been caused by preventable blood clots, whether...

    • Junior Doctors: Temporary Employment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the costs resulting from the employment of junior doctors on temporary contracts, how many appointments of junior doctors on temporary...

      Disability: Employment Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for more resources to be made available for specialist support models for people with complex support needs, and...

      Continuing Care

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether NHS-funded continuing healthcare is available for hospice patients receiving palliative care; and what distinction, if any, is drawn between patients...

      General Practitioners: Retirement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many general practitioners in England retired during the past 12 months; and, of those, how many were aged under 60 at the time of retirement.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the publication in July of Implementing the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health, whether they intend to publish a national Mental Health...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on creating parity of esteem between mental and physical health; and how they are currently measuring this.

      NHS: Managers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to remove the use of confidentiality agreements in relation to the dismissal of senior NHS executives.

      Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they endorse the decision of the Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust to withhold from the public domain the reasons for the dismissal of the Chief...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government with regard to (1) oocytes frozen for a patient's own use in the UK, and (2) frozen oocytes used for the purpose of donation to another woman, for each year...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government with regard to (1) oocytes frozen for a patients' own use in the UK, and (2) frozen oocytes used for the purpose of donation to another woman, in how many...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government in each year from 2008 to 2015 what is the incidence of foetal abnormalities in births which have resulted from treatments using (1) oocytes frozen for a...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government in respect of (1) oocytes frozen for a patient's own use in the UK, and (2) frozen oocytes for the purpose of donation to another woman, how many patients...

      Health Services: Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to implement the recommendation made in the Inclusion Health Board report Hidden Needs: Identifying Key Vulnerable Groups in Data...

      Pregnancy: Air Pollution

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to educate pregnant women about the detrimental effects of air pollution on foetuses.

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 4 April 2016 (HL7324), what are the updated figures for 2015–16 for the table showing the...

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