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Written answers

Monday, 14 November 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Southern: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's press release published on 13 October 2016, when he expects Delay Repay 15 to be introduced on Southern Rail.

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line: Buckinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the reasons for HS2 Ltd commencing work in Stone Meadow Chalfont St Giles before obtaining the necessary...

      Driving Instruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 November 2016 to Question 51428, what the (a) wider projects and (b) costs per year since 2014 were of those projects into...

      Peckham Rye Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps have been taken to improve passenger safety at Peckham Rye Station in each of the last five years.

      Model Aircraft: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that the activities of model aircraft clubs in the UK will not be compromised by steps proposed by the European...

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Government plans to respond formally to the Law Commission's report on taxi and private hire services.

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what the Rail Reparation Fund, announced by Network Rail in December 2015, was spent.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Sikhs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2016 to Question 50931, which UK Sikh organisations his Department invited to the...

    • Licensed Premises: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans the Government has to reform the regulations on noise and neighbourhood nuisance arising from pubs and clubs in or...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the Government plans to raise the limit on the amount which local authorities can borrow in order to invest in building...

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken to encourage more local government pension schemes to be managed jointly.

      Planning: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the Government has made an assessment of the potential merits of incorporating criteria on age-friendly environments...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to paragraph 1 of Evaluating the Extent of Rough Sleeping: A new approach, published by his Department in...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to paragraph 6 of Evaluating the Extent of Rough Sleeping: A new approach, published by his Department in...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2016 to Question 44006, if his Department will collect constituency level data on the...

      Combined Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether it is Government policy that legislation establishing a new Combined Authority should include the power of that...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the maximum period of years is during which the Government plans to allow some council taxpayers in a new unitary council...

      Public Sector: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many public sector workers in local government posts received a redundancy package with a value of over £100,000 in...

      Local Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many English councils do not have finalised local plans signed off by his Department.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2016 to Question 46903, on planning permission, how many local scrutiny committees...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2016 to Question 46903, on planning permission, if the proposed increase in planning fees...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what criteria are given to local authorities on the use of the better care fund.

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent estimates he has made of the variations in the performance of local government pension schemes for the...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on which day in November 2016 he expects to publish the housing white paper.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the proposed consultation timescale is for his Department's white paper on neighbourhood planning.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many of his Department's staff are based in the Sheffield office at St Paul's Place; and what plans he has for the...

    • Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will estimate (a) the value to the economy of the carbon fibre industry and (b) how many people the carbon fibre...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of high-altitude kites as a source of wind energy.

      Company Cars: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the effect on the (a) demand for UK manufactured...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the oral statement of 31 October 2016, on Nissan: Sunderland, Official Report, column 679, what the...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to extend post offices in the existing Post Office network.

      Companies: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 14 October 2016 to Question 47384, on companies: costs, if he will produce an evaluation of...

      Postal Services: Universal Service Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government has requested that any local authorities exempt Royal Mail from local regulations under its...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Birmingham, Northfield of 14 September 2016 on smart...

      British Home Stores: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 4 November 2016 to Question 51499, whether he intends to meet with (a) Sir Philip Green or...

      Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of government funding in promoting innovation through (a) Research...

      Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 31 October 2016 to Question 49797, on schools: electrical safety, if he will (a) issue...

      Overseas Companies: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what reports he has received or requested on child refugees working in UK registered companies' factories in Turkey.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to enable smart meters to be read by all energy suppliers and not exclusively by the company installing...

      Higher Education: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2016 to Question 48877, whether higher education institutions in (a) Scotland and...

      Public Sector: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many public sector workers in further and higher education government posts received a redundancy package with a...

      Consumers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial...

      Post Offices: Christchurch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to require the Post Office to reinstate post office services in Christchurch town centre.

      Cadbury: Mondelez International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he was made aware of the further takeover of the Cadbury's biscuit licence by Mondelez, and if he has met with any...

      Burton's Foods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will meet members of the trade unions which represent workers in the Burton's factories.

      Companies Investigations Branch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many (a) investigations were carried out, (b) fines were issued and (c) prosecutions were made by the Companies...

      Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to consult with representatives of the higher education sector as part of his Department's...

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the proportion of gross domestic product that is spent on science and research; and what...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Giulio Regeni

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2016 to Question 47305, what recent discussions he has had with the Italian and Egyptian...

    • Pakistan: Human Rights and Rule of Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16 June 2016 to Question HL 498, what recent representations his Department has made to the...

      Andargachew Tsege

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2016 to Question 50279, whether the UK Ambassador to Ethiopia has visited Mr Tsege since...

      Pakistan: Human Rights and Legal Profession

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his counterparts in Pakistan on protection for lawyers and human rights activists in...

      Pakistan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of progress by the government of Pakistan in implementing recommendations made in the...

      Andargachew Tsege

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has been advised by the Ethiopian authorities on how many times Mr Andargachew Tsege has had access to a...

      Andargachew Tsege

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will respond to the recent concerns that Mr Andy Tsege's life may be in danger; and if he will make a statement.

      Turkey: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the human rights situation in Turkey since the attempted military coup on 15 July 2016.

      Turkey: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to his Turkish counterpart on the arrest of the joint leaders of Turkey's pro-Kurdish...

      Turkey: Civil Liberties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the level of political freedom in Turkey since the detention of Peoples' Democratic Party...

      Chevening Scholarships Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to review the policy of Chevening scholarships not being awarded within the EU after the vote for the UK to...

      Turkey: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to his Turkish counterpart on the arrests of Idris Baluken, Ferhat Encu, Gulser Yildirim,...

      Colombia: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Colombian authorities on the recent attempted murder of Esneider Gonzalez, a member of...

      Burma: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Burma.

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what transitional support is in place for non-government organisations reaching the end of a Programme Partnership Arrangement with...

    • Developing Countries: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the link between gender-based violence and the increased risk of HIV infection in women...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of UK aid was delivered by the aid agencies of other countries in (a) the most recent period for which figures are...

      Department for International Development: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of her Department's budget was disbursed through a competitive tender process in 2013-14.

      Department for International Development: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of her Department's budget was disbursed through a competitive tender process in 2014-15.

      Department for International Development: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of her Department's budget was disbursed through a competitive tender process in 2015-16.

      Department for International Development: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which organisations were the top 10 recipients of her Department's contractual funds in 2013-14.

      Department for International Development: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which organisations were the top 10 recipients of her Department's contractual funds in 2015-16.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she plans to change her Department's policy on aid conditionally.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what changes she has made to her Department's policy on international development funding since she has become Secretary of State.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she plans to transfer part of her Department's budget towards programmes which do not meet ODA criteria.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of UK aid is delivered by third parties in each recipient country.

      Haiti: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assistance her Department has given to Haiti to assist with the aftermath of the hurricane of October 2016.

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that aid provided to the Palestinian Authority does not fund radicalisation.

      British Overseas Territories: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make it her policy to adjust the eligibility requirements of overseas aid funding so that the Overseas Territories are...

      Migrant Camps

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that infants can feed in a safe and clean environment in refugee camps.

  • Department for Education

    • Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what free school project applications have been withdrawn or cancelled since 2010; and what costs were incurred by the applicant on (a) property and...

    • Grammar Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department made of the effect of selective education on (a) pupils with special educational needs and disabilities and (b)...

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 2 November 2016 to Question 49004, what the average five A* to C percentage pass rate was for (a) low, (b) middle and (c)...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her Department's policy is on the delivery of children's services by local authorities who have been exempted from children's social care...

      Schools: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department has sought legal advice on whether school attendance awards comply with section 149 of the Equality Act.

      Schools: Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) state, (b) voluntary aided and (c) privately-funded schools in England have installed solar panels in each of the last five years.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprenticeship starts are on (a) new apprenticeship standards and (b) frameworks in the most recent period for which figures are available;...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the proportion of apprenticeship starts that will be on (a) new apprenticeship standards and (b) frameworks...

      Grammar Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 2 November 2016 to Question 47685, on grammar schools, if she will publish the external research and evidence that she...

      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 2014 statutory duty on schools to make arrangements to support pupils...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of employees who work for companies who will have to pay the Apprenticeship Levy who are ineligible to...

      Free Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the pupil spare capacity is in free schools.

      School Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that school pupils and their parents or guardians are aware of the health benefits of nursery and school...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the (a) financial contribution made by research institutions to the apprenticeship levy and (b) number of research...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of trends in the cost of external residential care placements for looked after children; and what steps she is taking to...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the (a) amount and (b) proportion of funding provided through free early years entitlement that is received by early...

      Faith Schools: Oldham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the number of new independent faith schools that have opened in Oldham since 2010; and what steps her...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what timescale she has set for the publication of the independent evaluation into the early implementation phase of the 30 hour free childcare entitlement.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of schools classified as (a) requires improvement and (b) inadequate by Ofsted are (i) local authority maintained, (ii) academy and...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department is making available through the capital grants fund to support the delivery of the 30 hour free childcare entitlement.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate she has made of the average cost to the public purse of training a teacher.

      Children: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect on children's well-being of children being taught in different schools on account of...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2016 to Question 47389, on apprentices, how her Department plans to ensure that each new apprenticeship standard...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she expects to announce the names of the institutions that have been chosen to become Initial Teacher Training Centres of Excellence; and when...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2016 to Question 47389, on apprentices, what steps her Department has taken to validate the rationale that...

      Education: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how her Department defines areas with the greatest sufficiency challenge in allocating resources from the capital grants fund.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the maximum number of releases on temporary licence a prisoner has been granted over their sentence while in custody was in the last five years.

    • Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Ministry of Justice paper, Our Commitment to Victims, published in September 2014, what plans she has made to ensure that all...

      Littlehey Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress her Department has made on implementing the reintegration planning recommendations outlined in the report on an unannounced inspection of...

      Pentonville Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to page 1 of the Independent Monitoring Board's Annual Report 2015-16 on HM Prison Pentonville, whether she has met that Board to discuss...

      Registered Intermediaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answers of 26 February 2014 to Questions 184188 and 184187, how many requests were made for each age group of vulnerable witnesses...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications for personal independence payments that were refused at mandatory consideration were subsequently overturned at tribunal in (a) St...

      Prison Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were employed in (a) Durham, (b) Frankland and (c) Low Newton prisons each year since 2010; and in what category of occupation those...

      Prison Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison guards are (a) British nationals and (b) foreign workers; and of those that are foreign workers, how many are EU nationals.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment she has made of the success of drug recovery wings in prisons; and whether she plans to increase the number of drug recovery wings in...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if she will take steps to sell all women's prisons and replace those institutions with smaller units in local areas.

      Prisons: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to her Oral Statement on prison safety and reform of 3 November 2016, Official Report, column 1067, how many prison officers were employed in...

      Prison Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) prison officers and (b) staff have been employed at (i) HMP Lindholme and (ii) HMP Moorlands and Hatfield since 2010.

      Driving: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been disqualified from driving in each December in each of the last five years.

      Personal Independence Payment: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many appeals have been closed, that were registered between July 2015 and June 2016, with a change to the original award without representation...

      Legal Profession

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate she has made of how many people in (a) Greater London and (b) the UK are directly employed in legal services; and what estimate she has...

      Bedford Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average time spent out of cell each day for prisoners in HMP Bedford was in each year since 2010.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when she plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Glasgow Central on 14 September 2016 regarding breastfeeding and the expressing of...

      Prisons: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much compensation has been paid to (a) prison guards, (b) other prison staff and (c) prisoners in the last three years.

      Public Sector: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many public sector workers in criminal justice posts received a redundancy package with a value of over £100,000 in each year since 2010.

      Prison Service: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much HM Prison Service has paid in redundancy packages to its staff in each since 2010.

      Mental Health Review Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans she has to (a) reform the composition and (b) reduce the size of mental health review tribunals; and if she will make a statement.

      Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if she will devolve responsibilities for courts and the Crown Prosecution Service to (a) the Mayor of London, (b) other mayors and (c) other combined...

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the press release by the Trades Union Congress on employment tribunal claims, published on 4 November 2016, if she will make an...

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what representations her Department has received on the effect of tribunal fees on (a) working people and (b) people who have been treated unfairly at work.

  • Prime Minister

    • EU Exit and Trade Committee

      To ask the Prime Minister, if she will make the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland a permanent member of the EU Exit and Trade Cabinet Committee.

    • Colombia

      To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions she has had with President Santos of Colombia during her recent visit to the UK on (a) access to justice for victims of conflict-related sexual...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, to which journals and periodicals her Department currently subscribes.

    • Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Migrant Workers

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

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Working Hours

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

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Pay

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

      Mobile Phones: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will bring forward provisions in the Digital Economy Bill to protect mobile telephone customers in the event that service is...

      Film: Working Class

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to improve working-class representation in the film industry.

      Sports: Exchange Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the effect of recent changes in the currency exchange rate on professional sport in the UK.

      Sports: Free Movement of Labour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of changes to rules on freedom of movement on professional sport in the UK.

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has set up a team in her Department to examine the potential effect on the creative industries of the UK leaving the EU.

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many officials in her Department are working on preparations for the UK leaving the EU.

      Mobile Phones: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of improvements made to mobile infrastructure as a result of the £5 billion investment programme that...

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many civil servants in her Department are working with the creative industries on the potential effects of the UK's exit from the EU.

      Film

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received from the film industry on the UK's decision to leave the EU.

      Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received from the games industry on the potential effects of the UK's decision to leave the EU.

      Gambling Commission: National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2016 to Question 50343, on Gambling Commission: National Lottery, what the URL is for the...

      Football Association: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding from the (a) public purse and (b) National Lottery the Football Association received in each of the last five years.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Glasgow Central of 16 September 2016 on parity of funding for BBC Alba.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to monitor the level of advertising for (a) breakfast cereals and (b) convenience foods for its...

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment the Government has made of (a) consumer and (b) small business awareness of the sensitivity of personal data and the...

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to improve consumer awareness of (a) the privacy, security and fraud implications of sharing...

      ICT: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will require Ofcom to consult with local authorities and mayors before proceeding with major IT investment; and if she will make...

      Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, to which stakeholders her Department has formally written to inform them that they might participate in the consultation on whether to...

      Mass Media: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will set out the progress on the development of new independent bodies to regulate the media.

      Public Telephones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the report by the British Infrastructure Group, Mobile Coverage: a good call for Britain, published in October 2016,...

      Sports: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which sport (a) organisations, (b) programmes and (c) projects in the UK receive funding from the EU; what the total amount of such...

      Public Telephones: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many public telephones (a) are currently in operation and (b) have been removed in Northern Ireland in the last five years.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Means-tested Benefits: Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department considers Lifetime ISA savings as capital for the purposes of capital limits for welfare means testing.

    • Jobseeker's Allowance: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which areas of Scotland participated in the trial of early warnings for sanctions on jobseeker's allowance.

      National Employment Savings Trust Corporation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of whether the proposed extension of the National Employment Saving Trust's operations into the...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to publish the interim report on the trial of early warnings for sanctions on jobseeker's allowance.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish the information that was given to jobseeker's allowance claimants on the trial of using early warnings for sanctions on...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criteria were used for evaluating the trial of using early warnings for sanctions on jobseeker's allowance.

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of raising the earnings threshold for carer's allowance to enable those who work 16 hours...

      State Retirement Pensions: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Scottish residents will have their incomes affected by changes to the state pension; and whether all those people have been contacted...

      Social Security Benefits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Scottish households his Department has contacted on the reduction in the benefit cap; what the average change in income is to each...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many referrals of child maintenance debtors to credit reference agencies have been made since March 2015.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Parkinson's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with Parkinson's disease have been placed in the (a) support group and (b) work-related activity group with a prognosis...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with (a) multiple sclerosis, (b) spinal muscular atrophy, (c) Parkinson's disease, (d) cystic fibrosis and (e) rheumatoid...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Parkinson's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2016 to Question 23428, how many claimants of employment and support allowance who had a diagnosis of...

      British Home Stores: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 4 November 2016 to Question 51499, whether he intends to meet (a) Sir Philip Green or (b) any employees of British...

      Child Poverty Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the annual budget was of the Child Poverty Unit in each of the last five years.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans there are to monitor the effect of the lowered benefit cap on the well-being of children affected by the lowering of that cap.

      Social Security Benefits: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many hours of back to work support a lone-parent with a child under one year of age affected by the change in the benefit cap will receive...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that changes to the benefit cap are compatible with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

      Social Security Benefits: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many lone-parent households who will be affected by the changes in the benefit cap have a child aged (a) between 0 and two and (b) 0 and...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of whether childcare provision will be sufficient to provide for the potential change in the number of...

      Independent Case Examiner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 8 November 2016 to Question 51046, how many complaints have been accepted for investigation by the Independent Case...

      Universal Credit: PAYE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what change there has been in the number of problems in PAYE Real Time information provided to his Department for the calculation of universal...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times his Department has (a) terminated a contract, (b) imposed a penalty and (c) denied permission for a company to tender on the grounds of...

    • Armed Forces: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the last recorded death was of a member of UK military personnel while on operations.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect of recent changes in the value of sterling on the adequacy of the UK budget for the F35 fighter programme.

      Military Bases: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the contribution of the hon. Member for North Down during his statement on defence estates of 7 November 2016, Official Report, column 1290,...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Department's report, a Better Defence Estate, published in November 2016, how many homes managed by Annington are located within...

      Military Bases: Glencorse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many civilian jobs are tied to the Glencorse Army Barracks.

      Military Bases: Glencorse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect of closing the Glencorse Barracks on the community local to that barracks.

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to improve (a) power and propulsion systems in general, (b) power and propulsion through the installation of an additional diesel...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many residential properties within the defence estate are owned by Annington; and how many of those properties are leased back to his Department.

      Armed Forces: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of foreign armed forces have been embedded in the UK armed forces in each year since 2010.

      Burma: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with his Burmese counterpart on respect by the Burmese military, Tatmadaw, for democratic accountability and...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate his Department has made of how much will be spent on refurbishing Annington-managed properties located within disposal sites set out in a...

  • Home Office

    • Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who passed through the National Referral Mechanism categorised as victims of modern slavery and trafficking had no legal...

    • Knives: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people under the age of 18 have been found in possession of a knife in (a) London and (b) Bethnal Green and Bow constituency in...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department has issued to caseworkers on issuing and renewing HC2 forms for asylum seekers.

      Social Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will add care staff to the shortage occupation list.

      Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who from her Department was involved in the recruitment process for the appointment of Dame Lowell Goddard to the post of chair of the...

      Children: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October 2016 to Question 49457, on children: refugees, when she expects a full answer to be provided to that...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of victims of human trafficking rescued in the UK in the last five years are (a) EU nationals and (b) non-EU nationals; and...

      Home Office: Temporary Employment

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

      Animal Welfare: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what sentences are handed down to people who commit a crime against animals that work with police officers.

      Entry Clearances: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to allow students involved in out-of-country appeals concerning Test of English for International...

      Visas: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) safeguards and (b) procedures are in place to ensure the fair and consistent operation of the Genuine Student Rule and Tier 4...

      Visas: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has issued guidance on what questions are (a) appropriate and (b) inappropriate to be asked by UK Visas and...

      Visas: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many appeals to Tier 4 visa decisions were (a) received and (b) upheld by the appellant's country of origin in each of the last 12 months.

      Visas: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken for processing appeals to Tier 4 visa decisions was in the last 12 months; what targets or limits she has set in...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has made a recent assessment of the cost to travellers of the Registered Traveller scheme relative to similar schemes...

      Drugs: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding her Department is committing to improve community-based drugs intervention programmes in Lancashire.

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of how many Syrian refugees are planned to be located in each local authority area in Wales under the Syrian...

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Syrian refugees located in each local authority in Wales have been resettled under the Syrian vulnerable persons resettlement programme.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the consistency of applications of the provisions in the immigration rules on the genuine student rule.

      Migrant Camps: Calais

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her oral statement on Calais of 24 October 2016, Official Report, columns 64-5, what discussions she has had with her (a)...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to answer Question 47644, tabled on 10 October 2016 by the hon. Member for Romford; and for what reasons it has not been...

  • Scotland Office

    • Food Banks: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, (a) how many and (b) which food banks he has visited since becoming Secretary of State for Scotland in May 2015.

  • HM Treasury

    • Business: Registration

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the time taken to issue Economic Operator Registration Identification scheme numbers to non-VAT registered traders.

    • Corporation Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect on the economy of replacing corporation tax with a legal persons tax based on the Estonian...

      Social Services: Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 31 October 2016 to Question 50160, if he will maintain the data relating to arrears owed and paid to care workers so that the...

      Financial Services: Euro

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of how many people in (a) Greater London and (b) the UK are directly employed in jobs related to euro-denominated clearing; and...

      Sovereign Wealth Funds

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions have taken place between the Government and managers of global sovereign wealth funds since the vote for the UK to leave the EU; and if he...

      Married People: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2016 to Question 51521, on marriage tax allowances, how many couples have taken up the marriage tax allowance in each...

      Child Care Vouchers: Extracurricular Activities

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons parents are unable to use childcare vouchers to pay for the cost of a school residential trip; and if he will amend the rules to permit...

      Concentrix

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the contract between HM Revenue and Customs and Concentrix, Appendix 1, Clause G2.1A(a), whether the contractor accrued the relevant...

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to maintain the current levels of beer duty for the next 12 months.

      Companies: Registration

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which anti-money laundering supervisory body is responsible for supervising the Trust and Company Services Provider that registered Tennant Shipping LP...

      Devolution

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many devolution proposals are currently being considered by his Department; and how many full-time equivalent staff in his Department were working on...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what analysis his Department has undertaken on the potential options for the future UK relationship with the single market once the UK leaves the EU...

      Economic Policy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the analysis his Department published as HM Treasury analysis: the long-term economic impact of EU membership and the alternatives, Cm 9250,...

      PAYE: Internet

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress he has made in resolving the issue published in online Pay As You Earn (PAYE): service availability and issues guidance on 14 September 2016...

      European Investment Bank

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the possible options are for the UK's future relationship with the European Investment Bank.

  • Cabinet Office

    • South Yorkshire Police

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will release all Cabinet papers relating to events at Orgreave in 1984.

    • Civil Servants: Learning Disability

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people in the civil service have learning disabilities.

      EU Exit and Trade Committee

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many meetings of the EU Exit and Trade Cabinet Committee have been (a) held and (b) attended by the Secretary of State for (i) Scotland, (ii) Wales...

      Drugs: Overdoses

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people have died as a result of a drug overdose in each of the last 10 years.

      Public Sector: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many public sector workers in regional government posts received a redundancy package with a value of over £100,000 in each year since 2010.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of the UK abolishing all tariffs after the UK has left the EU.

    • Trade Agreements: Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans he has to pursue free trade deals with African nations after the UK has left the EU.

      Trade Agreements: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which developing nations he is planning to negotiate free trade deals with after the UK has left the EU.

      Domestic Visits: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when he plans to visit North East England.

      Department for International Trade: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2016 to Question 50508, if he will provide a breakdown of each specific national and international...

      Department for International Trade: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, withy reference to the response by the Minister of State for International Trade and Investment to the Oral Question of 3 November 2016,...

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 31 October 2016 to Question 50357, what the timeframe is for evaluating (a) feedback and (b) the overall effect of...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he has had with the Secretary-General of the World Trade Organisation on commencing work on trade agreements.

      Department for International Trade: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many and which countries he and his Ministers plan to visit in (a) 2016 and (b) the first three months of 2017.

      Overseas Investment: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing into current and future bilateral investment treaties binding...

      Overseas Investment: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will take steps to ensure that Parliament has the opportunity to scrutinise all future bilateral investment treaties.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Sites of Special Scientific Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many new sites has Natural England designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest in the last five years; and (a)...

    • Crops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what advice her Department gives to farmers on increasing yields of barley, wheat and oil-seed rape; and if she will make a...

      Africa: Lions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions her Department has had with governments in Africa on UK support for efforts to ensure the survival of lions...

      Snow Leopards: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions her Department has had with foreign governments on UK support for efforts to ensure the survival of the...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to improve air quality in (a) Greater Manchester and (b) the UK.

      Food: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the food manufacturing industry in the UK.

  • Department of Health

    • Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many tooth restorations using dental amalgam were carried out on the NHS in each of the last 10 years.

    • Clinical Commissioning Groups: Governing Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the dates on which each clinical commissioning group's governing body's (a) regular and (b) extraordinary meetings have taken place in...

      Mental Health Services: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients have been injured in mental healthcare settings through the use of inadequate restraint practices in each of the last five years.

      Mental Health Services: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will consider the potential merits of introducing mandatory accreditation of restraint and seclusion training in mental health services.

      Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has conducted research on the potential effect of including a reference to ovarian cancer on cervical cancer screening materials.

      Genetics: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of progress in the implementation of clinical commissioning guidelines on genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people attended accident and emergency with conditions relating to drugs and alcohol by gender and age group in each of the last six years.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people attended accident and emergency due to intentional self-harm by gender and age group in each of the last six years.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people attended accident and emergency with a primary diagnosis of a mental health condition by type of mental health condition, gender and age...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people who attended accident and emergency (A&E) (a) with a primary diagnosis of a mental health condition or (b) due to intentional...

      NHS Trusts: Governing Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for each hospital trust in England, when that trust's governing body's regular or extraordinary meetings took place in the last six months; and whether...

      Pregnancy: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many perinatal mental health admissions there were in (a) Liverpool Wavertree constituency, (b) Liverpool, (c) England and (d) each region and...

      Pregnancy: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which in-patient mother and baby units that specialise in caring for women during the perinatal period have opened since 2010; where such units are...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Mental Health Five Year Forward View Dashboard, what criteria clinical commissioning groups have to meet in order to give a...

      Pregnancy: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many perinatal mental health specialist midwives were active in (a) Liverpool Wavertree constituency, (b) Liverpool, (c) England and (d) each region...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department plans to help protect from closure the accident and emergency departments of Blackburn and Preston hospitals.

      Fractures: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with clinical bodies on the use of 3D printer technology on people with fractures.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much additional revenue has been generated since prescription charges rose in England on 1 April 2016.

      Vitamins: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department makes available on the risks of over-consumption of vitamin supplements.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information on the costs of (a) research and development, (b) marketing and (c) distribution his Department requires when negotiating the price of...

      WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 24 October 2016 to Question 49531, on World Health Organisation framework convention of tobacco control, what the nature is of...

      Mental Health Services: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many mental health nurses there are employed by the local NHS trust in Southwark.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect on the level of the NHS budget of changes in the prices of drugs.

      Diseases: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 4 November 2016 to Question 51408, what estimate he has made of the potential increase in costs associated with long-term...

      Muscular Dystrophy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with NICE on a possible timetable for making Exon skipping therapy available to address Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect on NHS inflation of recent changes in the currency exchange rate.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Mental Health Five Year Forward View Dashboard, what criteria his Department used to establish the baseline for year-on-year...

      Mental Health: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the implications for his policy are of the Centre for Mental Health and the Howard League's report Preventing Prison Suicide: Perspectives from the...

      Secure Psychiatric Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) proportion and (b) number of people is in secure mental health units in England who are clinically ready to be discharged but are still in a...

      Prisons: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much mental health funding there has been per prisoner in the last 10 years.

      Department of Health: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that employers provide a working environment which is conducive to the good mental health of their employees.

      Public Sector: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many public sector workers in NHS posts received a redundancy package with a value of over £100,000 in each year since 2010.

      Colchester Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the efficacy of special measures at Colchester General Hospital.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many incidences of hypoglycaemia were recorded in (a) England and (b) each clinical commissioning group in 2015.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2016 to Question 47387, on general practitioners: insurance, (a) how and (b) for what reasons the behaviour of...

      Doctors: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential implications for the Medical Training Initiative of the UK leaving the EU.

      Mental Health Services: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent from the public purse on mental health awareness services in Greater Manchester in each year from 2006 to date.

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many officials of his Department are working on assessing the implications for the NHS of the UK leaving the EU.

      NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many officials of his Department are working on NHS sustainability and transformation plans.

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether it is planned that the review by the Cost Effectiveness Methodology for Immunisation Policy and Procurement working group into the cost...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the aggregated total budgeted by local authorities in England for adult social care was in 2015-16; what the aggregated actual amount spent on adult...

      Mental Health Services: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure the efficient and timely transfer of prisoners to hospitals under the Mental Health Act 1983; and how many prisoners...

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to reinstate the annual survey of mental health spending.

      Meningitis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has allocated resources to support research into the role vaccination of adolescents can play in protecting the wider population...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether it is NHS England's policy to classify screening, rather than a full psychological assessment, in the IAPT process.

      Breastfeeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has spent on peer support for breastfeeding in each year since 2010.

      Community Hospitals: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients attended to by the South West Ambulance Service in Dorset received direct admission to a community hospital in the last year for which...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equal Pay: STEM Subjects

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to reduce the gender pay gap in the STEM sector.

  • Home Office

    • Terrorism: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to criminalise the withholding of knowledge relating to the presence or movement of funds for terrorist use made available through the...

    • Refugees: Children

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

      Refugees: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have contracted Oasis UK to provide accommodation for unaccompanied children coming from Calais, and if so, when was that agreement reached.

      Refugees: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which local authorities have refused to provide reception and accommodation for any unaccompanied children brought from the Jungle camp at Calais.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they remain committed to reducing net migration to the tens of thousands per year.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Nissan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have given Nissan any letter of comfort or undertakings that have not also been given to other businesses in connection with investment in new...

    • Companies House

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Companies House intends to launch a public consultation on the proposal to reduce the amount of time that records of dissolved companies are retained...

      Mesothelioma: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how the proposal by Companies House to change the policy of retention of dissolved company records from 20 years to six years will affect the ability of...

      Economic and Social Research Council

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Economic and Social Research Council's process for verifying applications for grants of public funds, in the light of...

      Arctic: Russia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the House of Lords Arctic Committee's Responding to a Changing Arctic report, what steps they are taking with other EU and Arctic Council...

      Tenofovir

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences about the extension of its patent for the drug tenofovir.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports of an upsurge in violence against Rohingya Muslims by the Burmese military.

    • Somalia: Security

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the security situation in Somalia as a result of the withdrawal of Ethiopian armed forces from that country.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions have they had with the government of Israel regarding Israel's regulations for operating drones in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding reports of the levelling of Palestinian owned land east of Nablus on 22 October.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding reports of a raid on al-Aqsa Mosque on 23 October.

  • Department for Education

    • Higher Education: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Equality and Human Rights Commission was asked to prepare specific guidance on managing reasonable adjustments in higher education.

    • Free School Meals: Richmond upon Thames

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children received free school meals as part of the universal free school meals programme in the constituency of Richmond Park in each of the last...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what additional funding they plan to provide to compensate childcare providers for increased costs as a result of proposed increases in training requirements...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ellie Butler

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any complaint has been made to the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office about the conduct of Mrs Justice Hogg in the case of Ellie Butler.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take steps to ensure that the UK remains a partner in collaborating, and sharing learning with EU member states to develop and improve the...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Eurostat figures and analysis published on 17 October, The share of persons at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU back to its...

    • Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the trial of an early warning sanctions system piloted in Scotland; and what plans they have to introduce an early warning...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government Finance: Richmond upon Thames

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total block grant given to Richmond Council in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

    • Local Government: Devolution

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to publish the annual report on devolution required by section 1 of the Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016.

  • HM Treasury

    • Economic Situation: Forecasts

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 25 October (HL2429) about economic forecasting, whether they will now answer the question asked.

    • EU Budget: Contributions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much of the difference between the UK's gross and net contributions to the EU budget, in sterling, is attributed to spending in the UK on (1) regional...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend that the UK’s future relationship with the European Union will be established in the withdrawal agreement or whether further...

  • Department of Health

    • Atrial Fibrillation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of clinical commissioning groups commission community pharmacists to support patients with atrial fibrillation to adhere to anticoagulation...

    • Atrial Fibrillation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to run a public awareness campaign to improve the diagnosis of atrial fibrillation.

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government (1) what are the present costs to the NHS of adult social care, and (2) how much additional funding they estimate is required to ensure the adequate...

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