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Written answers

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

  • Prime Minister

    • Kashmir

      To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions she has had on Kashmir with the Prime Minister of India and Indian officials during her recent visit to that country.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Disability Living Allowance: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate he has made of the number of foreign children adopted by UK parents who are not eligible for disability living allowance...

    • Statutory Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will bring forward proposals to extend the eligibility criteria for statutory sick pay to living organ donors.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much has accrued to the public purse from (a) the £20 fee charged for applications to the Child Maintenance Service (CMS), (b) the 20...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of extending the shared accommodation rate to social rented housing on the...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what account his Department took of (a) attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, (b) Asperger syndrome, (c) dyspraxia and (d) other...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Chronic Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with degenerative illnesses are included within the employment and support allowance work-related activity group in (a)...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Chronic Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the conditions that meet the chronically ill criteria used to exempt claimants from reassessments for employment and support...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many new employment and support allowance claimants have been in receipt of the assessment rate for a continuous period of more than 13...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 4 November 2016 to Question 51516, whether he expects to achieve the commitment to halve the disability employment...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential risk to universal credit roll-out of data corruption in HM Revenue and Customs systems.

      Food Banks: Newham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the potential effect of the extension of the benefit cap to £23,000 per year on the number of...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Calais

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the oral contribution by the Home Secretary of 10 October 2016, Official Report, column 38, if she will write to the hon....

    • Pathology

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

      Pathology

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

      Post-mortems

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

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to reply to the letter of 29 September 2016 from the Rt hon. Member for Warley on QA Liftrucks Ltd.

      Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received on extending the proposed limit for initial bail periods contained in the Policing and Crime Bill; and...

      Refugees: Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 21 October 2016 to Question 48325, whether her Department holds information on the number of investigations...

      Visas: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received on whether the operation of the Genuine Student Rule and Tier 4 interview policy by UK Visas and...

      Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department provides to borough councils that have accepted refugee families to ensure successful integration into the...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied children have been accepted by each (a) region of England, (b) nation of the UK and (c) local authority in each of...

      Immigration: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to extend the scope of the scheme for transferring responsibility for relevant children under section 73 of the Immigration...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people from (a) EU and EEA countries and (b) non-EEA countries have submitted applications for permanent UK residency since the UK...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Migrant Workers: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many and what proportion of workers living in the Republic of Ireland have their principal place of work in the border counties of Northern...

    • County Londonderry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the boundary of County Londonderry with Ireland is on the western shore of Lough Foyle; and if he will make a statement.

      Inshore Fishing: Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how the Foyle and Carlingford catchments fishing regime will be enforced and regulated after the UK leaves the EU; and if he will make a statement.

      Inshore Fishing: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the inshore fishing regime.

  • Department of Health

    • High Weald Lewes Havens Clinical Commissioning Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the correction of 1 November 2016 to the Answer of 26 October 2016 to Question 49779, for what reasons the High Weald Lewes Havens Clinical...

    • Health Services: Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what scientific evidence led to the promotion of the care closer to home model adopted by the north, east and west Devon Success Regime.

      Pharmacy: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many clinical pharmacists have been recruited since the launch by NHS England of the clinical pharmacists in general practice pilot in July 2015.

      Sheffield Hallam University: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 1.152 of Budget 2015, HC 1093, when he plans to give final approval for funding the Sheffield Hallam University Advanced...

      Psychiatry: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many training places for core psychiatry training were (a) commissioned and (b) filled in each of the last five years.

      Primary Health Care: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much of the Estates and Technology Transformation Fund (Primary Care) has been allocated to date.

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the potential contribution to savings to NHS resources of the introduction of e-cigarettes.

      NHS: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 11 October 2016, Official Report, column 143, which (a) three legacy private finance initiative schemes relate to the...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of trends in the number of children attending accident and emergency departments with conditions relating to (a) drug and (b)...

      Heroin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many addicts have received pharmaceutical heroin from the public purse in (a) England and Wales, (b) Scotland and (c) Northern Ireland in each year...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Research: Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the UK's science and innovation capacity.

    • Tickets: Touting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many fines have been issued by local Trading Standard authorities for breaches of section 90, chapter 5, part 3 of...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 7 September 2016 to Question 44540, how many of the 197 employers named by his Department for...

      Energy: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will require Ofgem to consult local authorities and mayors before changes to energy infrastructure in their area...

      Companies Investigations Branch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding was allocated to the Companies Investigation Branch in each year since 2009-10; and how many full-time...

      Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the effect of his policies on reducing the gap between the richest and the poorest...

      Companies: Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of recent recommendations by the TUC that allowing workers to sit...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of reducing the level of embedded benefit on the cost of the...

      Companies House

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many records of dissolved companies have been destroyed by Companies House in each of the last (a) 12 months and...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the Government is taking to ensure sovereign capacity in the UK for the construction of future sixth-generation jet fighters.

    • 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, which local authorities his Department has met to...

      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 times his Department has met service family...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of UK jet fighter aircraft are (a) fourth and (b) fifth generation.

      RAF Leuchars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel will be based at Leuchars on completion of the Better Defence Estate review, published in November 2016.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what projections he has made of the size of the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force in 2017-18.

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Written Statement of 8 November 2016, WS 246, on which date Ministers of his Department were informed of the shortfall in funding for...

      Ministry of Defence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Written Statement of 8 November 2016, WS 249, whether the error referred to in that Statement has led to shortfalls in funding for other...

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department's recent shortfall in funding for the Armed Forces Pension Scheme (AFPS) has prohibited AFPS recipients from drawing on their pension.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Written Statement of 8 November 2016, WS 249, what steps his Department is taking to identify the source of the inadvertent publishing...

      Veterans: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what account he is taking of veterans' needs in the redevelopment of his Department's housing sites.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the timetable is for the full order of Ajax armoured vehicles to be delivered to the British Army.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Ajax armoured vehicle in combat situations.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of homeless people were (a) men and (b) women in the latest period for which figures are available.

    • Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with parish council representatives on the Local Government Finance Settlement Technical...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to prevent developers from making repeat applications to build on land unfit for development.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much processing unsuccessful planning applications has cost local authorities in each of the last five years.

  • HM Treasury

    • Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Government has made of the potential effect on children's health of the soft drinks industry levy.

    • Company Voluntary Arrangements

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many company voluntary arrangements have been approved by HM Revenue and Customs where it has acted as a creditor in each of the last five years.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Nigel Farage

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions Ministers or officials of his Department have had with Nigel Farage MEP or his representatives on international trade in...

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps are being taken to modernise ticketing on the railways by introducing flexible and smart season tickets.

    • Logistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the future locations of proposed developments of large logistics parks.

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps are being taken to introduce flexible and smart season tickets in West Yorkshire.

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of rail fares were regulated by price in each year since 2009-10.

      Driving under Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the introduction of a lower drink-drive limit in Scotland; and what assessment his...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to improve connections between existing airports in the period before the proposed new runway at Heathrow Airport opens.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many additional passengers his Department estimates will travel (a) to and (b) from the North West using the international connections served by...

      Department for Transport: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of women are employed by his Department on non-London pay structures in the following pay grades (a) Administrative Assistant, (b)...

      Exports: Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the value of British goods that will be exported to non-EU destinations served by an expanded Heathrow Airport.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • BBC Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on the output of the BBC Monitoring Service of relinquishing the ownership of...

    • BBC Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the aggregate extra costs to government (a) departments and (b) agencies from purchasing...

      Kenya: UN Mission in South Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had on the withdrawal of Kenyan forces from the UN Mission in South Sudan with his counterparts in all...

      Italy: Overseas Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Italian counterparts on the legal status of UK citizens working as lettori at...

      Nigel Farage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions Ministers or officials of his Department have had with Nigel Farage MEP or his representatives on UK foreign...

  • Department for International Development

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether it remains her Department's policy to spend 0.7 per cent of gross national income on official development assistance.

    • Tanzania: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to improve access to water in Tanzania.

      Africa: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is giving to countries in Africa to improve their capacity to trade.

      Sierra Leone: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment her Department has made of development needs in Sierra Leone.

      Department for International Development: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to improve value for money in her Department's expenditure.

      Developing Countries: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department plans to take to support developing countries in generating more renewable energy.

  • Department for Education

    • Training: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will devolve responsibility for skills funding to (a) the Mayor of London and (b) other authorities; and if she will make a statement.

    • Pupils: Newcastle upon Tyne North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the change in per pupil funding will be for each school in Newcastle upon Tyne North constituency as a result of the proposed national funding...

      Pre-school Education: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if her Department will take steps to prevent early years settings charging retainer fees to parents hoping to secure Government funded nursery places...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Church of England: Peterborough

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what the timetable is for the exchange of contracts on the sale of Phase 2 of the Paston Reserve residential site...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many unpaid advisers left her Department in the last six months.

    • Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many unpaid advisers are currently based in her Department.

      Internet: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to raise awareness of online bullying and abuse among young people.

      Gambling Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2016 to Question 50345, if she will publish the URL for the annual report which is available online.

      Sports: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to encourage young adults to engage in team sports in their local communities.

      Public Telephones: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government takes to monitor how BT complies with Ofcom regulations in maintaining public telephone boxes and ensuring...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many National Citizen Service 2015 graduates were eligible for free school meals.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the potential economic effects on the North of England of increased inbound tourism as a...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • DFDS: Ferries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of whether the requirement of the ferry company DFDS to require companion animals such as dogs...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Nigel Farage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions Ministers or officials of his Department have had with Nigel Farage MEP or his representatives on the UK's exit from...

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of the potential implications for the Government's timetable for triggering the Article 50 process of the...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Pay

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

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Tickets: Touting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted of offences concerning ticket touting under section 166 of the Criminal Justice and Public...

    • Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many personal independence payment appeal tribunals have found in favour of the claimant in (a) 2015 and (b) 2016 to date; and what proportion that...

      Small Claims: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans she has to reform the small claims court.

      Family Courts: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice of 15 September 2016, Official Report, column 1118, whether...

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans she has for the reform of the Court Service.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of women are employed by his Department on non-London pay structures in the following pay grades (a) Administrative Assistant, (b)...

  • Department for Transport

    • Rescue Services: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 2 November (HL2687), how many times over the past 12 months Maritime and Coastguard Agency helicopters have...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Combined Authorities: Bristol

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made in delivering a combined authority including Bristol City Council and surrounding councils.

    • Combined Authorities: South Yorkshire

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made in delivering a combined authority in South Yorkshire and surrounding areas.

      Mayors

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what sources of government funding are available to authorities which have mayors but not available to other authorities in England; and what are the reasons...

      Infrastructure: Capital Investment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total allocation of infrastructure investment in each of the regional growth deals to each region in England, and what is the estimated...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Wind Power: Subsidies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they estimate was their public subsidy contribution to UK wind farms during the period from 24 to 31 October.

    • Directors: Females

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to increase levels of gender equality in the boardrooms of UK-based public limited companies.

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to update Parliament on the overall cost of the Hinkley Point installation and any variation in costs that might occur as the construction...

      Trade Competitiveness

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to introduce the Better Markets Bill.

      Fracking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report from the Dutch Safety Board in February 2015 into the man-made earthquakes in Groningen proven to be a result of...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Iran: Embassies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the inability of the Iranian embassy in the UK to open a UK bank account, what assessment they have made of the extent to which the...

    • Pakistan: Radicalism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have discussed with the government of Pakistan point 5 of Pakistan's National Action Plan of 24 December 2014, and the steps taken to implement...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 31 October (HL2510), in which developing countries the UK supports private healthcare providers.

    • Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 31 October (HL2511), what lessons they have learnt in respect of the use of aid to support mixed public and...

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the report of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development assistance to the Palestinian people Developments in the economy of the...

      Gaza: Sewers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the possibility of a cholera epidemic following the breakdown of the sewage system in Gaza.

  • Department for Education

    • Social Services: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Nash on 6 July (HL Deb, col GC248), whether they will provide more details of the children's service omnibus survey,...

    • Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what character education grants were awarded to organisations and schools from 2014 to 2016; what was the value of each grant awarded; who were the...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what sanctions are imposed on prison providers when targets for education are not met.

    • Prisoners' Release: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of prisoners given sentences lasting less than 12 months are allocated accommodation upon their release.

  • Home Office

    • Police

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the 41 Chief Constables presently serving in police forces in England and Wales have served as police officer, at any rank, outside the UK at any...

  • HM Treasury

    • Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there is a complaints procedure for taxpayers who are fined for the late return of an amended paper self-assessment form following a late warning by...

  • Cabinet Office

    • UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many holders of a British passport living outside the UK were not entitled to vote in the referendum on leaving the EU.

    • Honours

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many offers of honours have been refused by intended recipients over the last three years, and what were the reasons given for any refusals to accept an...

  • Department of Health

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the independent review on alcohol by Public Health England to be completed.

    • Fluoride: Drinking Water

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 22 April 2013 (WA 372), and in the light of proposals to introduce fluoride to tap water in Hull, what are the...

      Surgery: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the average waiting time for non-elective surgery in each Clinical Commissioning Group in London in each of the last five years.

      Mental Health Services: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the average waiting time for a mental health treatment referral in each Clinical Commissioning Group in London in each of the last five years.

      NHS: Consultants

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many NHS consultant appointments were cancelled, other than by patients, in the last year for which figures are available.

      Eggs: Consumption

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of recently published research stating that the consumption of one egg per day may lower the risk of stroke, whether they intend to review...

      Milk: Consumption

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the fact that the percentage of fat in cow's milk and human milk is the same at 3.5 per cent, what advice they have given to the public on...

      Ophthalmology

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the waiting times for patients aged 60 and over referred to hospitals following initial sight tests, for each of the last five years for which...

      Ophthalmology

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the percentage of patients aged 60 or over who turned up for hospital appointments for referrals made following initial sight tests, for each of the...

      Ophthalmology

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many ophthalmologists there are currently (1) in training, and (2) in post-training practice.

      Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to publish the report commissioned by the Department of Health on the Cost Effectiveness Methodology for Immunisation Programmes and...

      Catering: Hygiene

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are planning to require catering outlets to display their hygiene efficiency ratings on their websites in addition to the existing requirement...

      Vitamin D

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recommendations of the report by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition on Vitamin D and health, what steps they are taking in...

      Organic Foods

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to promote organic foods with the aim of reducing potential health effects such as cardiovascular disease and cancer.

      Macular Degeneration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the incidence of macular degeneration in the elderly, what plans they have to encourage further research into the disease.

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