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Written answers

Monday, 21 November 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Royal Mail: Road Traffic Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government has undertaken work to establish (a) which exemptions from Traffic Management Orders local authorities offer exclusively to...

    • Air Space

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to issue a consultation on modernising UK airspace.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much steel is expected to be used in the High Speed 2 project; how much of that steel is expected to be British steel; what the value of that...

      Aviation: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of establishing an Independent Aviation Noise Authority.

      London Airports: Night Flying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to issue a consultation on night noise and night flying restrictions at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted Airports.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the total cost of the High Speed 2 project; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: Cardiff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to improve rail links with Cardiff.

      Motor Vehicles: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce noise emissions from (a) motorcycles, (b) cars and (c) commercial vehicles; and what targets he has set...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 27 May 2016 to Question 38311, what the outcome was of the Government's consultation on measures to regulate the use...

      A12

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for work to commence on uprating the A12 to a three lane road from (a) the M25 to Margaretting and (b) Boreham Interchange to...

      Govia Thameslink Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) actual and (b) default cancellation level for the southern section of the Govia Thameslink Railway franchise is.

      Govia Thameslink Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what meetings Ministers of his Department have had with representatives of Govia Thameslink Railway since January 2016; and what the dates of those...

      Govia Thameslink Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether any conflicts of interests were declared to the Department by any person or organisation involved in assessing, awarding and overseeing the...

      Govia Thameslink Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many trains Govia Thameslink Railway cancelled between the end of April and late July 2016; and what proportion of those cancellations were due to...

      Railways: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, (a) how much of and (b) on what the £20 million rail fund for new stations announced on 1 September 2016 has been spent.

      Railways: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the planning by train operating companies to ensure availability of conductors or guards on train...

      Railways: Kingston upon Hull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the projected difference in journey times between London and Hull of (a) bi-modal trains and (b) full...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Regeneration: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what support his Department makes available for renewal for coastal towns with a significant tourism industry.

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what role the Government plans that local government will play in the negotiations on the UK leaving the EU.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, by which formula the £150 million transition grant was allocated to local authorities; and what assessment he has made of...

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local authorities have agreed to be part of the Syrian Resettlement Programme.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local authorities (a) have and (b) have not made applications for a multi-year financial settlement.

      Mayors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his Department's policy is on establishing new city region mayors after May 2017.

      Council Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what information local authorities are required to hold on tenants of their properties who receive assistance under the cavity...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the methodology and models to be used by his Department to calculate the transitional grant funding distribution for...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the final local government finance settlement 2016-17, published on 8 February 2016, if he will release the...

      Housing: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the transport, road, waste and energy infrastructure in (a) West Sussex and (b)...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Company Cars: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has received from the car industry on the proposals to increase taxation on company car drivers...

    • Research: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department plans to put in place to ensure that academic collaboration between UK and EU research...

      Energy: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect on competitive advantage for companies in the energy-intensive industry...

      Research: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2016 to Question 49430, what guidance his Department is providing to UK-based...

      Service Industries and Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the sectoral balance of business and industry between service and manufacturing; and...

      Construction: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of progress on the Wolstenholme review of cash retentions in the construction industry;...

      Death: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much his Department has spent to limit excess winter deaths in each of the last five years.

      Graduates: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to (a) encourage graduates from North West universities to remain in the North West...

      Cooperatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support his Department makes available for the establishment of new cooperatives in the UK.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many working days were lost due to mental illness in his Department and its predecessor in each of the last three years.

      Research: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much he plans for his Department to contribute towards the Economic and Social Research Council grant programme, UK...

      Energy: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 28 October 2016 to Question 50888, what tariff rates on electricity which reaches the UK...

      Offshore Industry: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential costs and benefits to customers, workers and the public purse of a UK...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a Market Stability Mechanism...

      Energy: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Government plans to publish the outcome of its call for evidence on the energy technology list.

      Energy: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of introducing enhanced capital allowances on the...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many times his Department has (a) terminated a contract, (b) imposed a penalty and (c) denied permission for a...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Social Networking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department is monitoring content that is publicly available on social networking sites using overt...

      Post Offices: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many of the Crown post offices which were franchised by the Post Office in 2014 and 2015 are in (a) urban areas of...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how government grants for the Post Office since January 2011, other than Network Subsidy Payments, have been spent; and...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant the Answer of 14 November 2016 to Question 52126, what the timetable is for the completion of work to make...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Burma: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the sacking of the journalist Fiona MacGregor from the Myanmar Times newspaper; and whether he...

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of women are employed by his Department on a non-London pay structure in the following pay grades (a)...

      Turkey: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to offer support to UK nationals who have been forced to leave their employment in Turkey in light of...

      Bahrain: Technical Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions the Government has had with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the provision of...

      Nuclear Disarmament: UN Resolutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reasons the UK Government voted against UN Resolution L41 which mandated the start of negotiations to ban nuclear...

      Abdulwahab Hussain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of Bahrain on the denial of medical treatment for detainee Husain...

      Guyana: Venezuela

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the governments of Guyana and Venezuela on the border dispute between those...

      Colombia: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Colombian authorities regarding the murder of Jhon Jairo Rodriguez, Cecilia Culcue de...

      Embassies: St Andrew's Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what events his Department has planned for UK embassies or consulates to celebrate St Andrew's Day in order to promote Scotland...

      Guyana: Venezuela

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will make representations to the UN Secretary-General on using his good offices to (a) work towards a...

      Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the cohesiveness and unity of purpose of the various groups within the Syrian opposition.

      Russia: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on the build-up of Russian forces on...

      Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the UK's decision to leave the EU on UK bilateral relations with (a)...

      Kashmir: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in India on the use of pellet ammunition by Indian troops in Kashmir.

      Mexico: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the government of Mexico on the alleged persecution of Christians in Chichiltepec,...

      EU Countries: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK nationals are employed in UK embassies in EU countries.

      Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps to cut all utility supplies to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and any other embassy that hosts people...

      Norfolk Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2016 to Question 49603, if he will name the small island communities that officials from...

      Islamic State: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 13 October 2016 to Question 47678, what steps the Government is taking with (a) other countries and...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 8 September 2016 to Question 45062 on Yemen: military intervention when he plans to place the...

      Brazil: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of political freedom and strength of the democratic processes in Brazil.

      Niranjam Rasalingam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Burma on the detention without conviction and treatment in detention...

      Ukraine: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress his Department has made on its work to obtain justice for people on board flight MH17 which was downed over...

      Aristole Monsengo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo on the reported detention of the Aristole...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Employment: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of retaining the EU directives on (a) collective redundancies, (b) temporary and...

    • Foreign Investment in UK: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment the Government has made of the potential effect on foreign direct investment in Wales of the UK leaving the EU.

      Overseas Trade: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment the Government has made of the potential effect of EU tariffs and non-tariff barriers on specific sectors in Wales...

      EU Budget

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will publish Britain's net contribution to the EU budget by NUTS 1 region for the latest fiscal year for which figures are...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent assessment he has made of the scale of work generated by the UK's decision to leave the EU.

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of whether the staffing levels of (a) his Department and (b) other Government departments are sufficient...

      Departmental Coordination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether his Department has a common strategy for co-ordinating consistent approaches to the UK's exit of the EU between departments.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many projects in operation in his Department deal with the UK's exit of the EU.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many meetings he has had with representatives from Commonwealth countries since his Department was created; and if he will make a...

      EU Grants and Loans: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, when his Department expects the final EU Structural Fund payments to be made to Wales.

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether his Department has taken out insurance to cover an adverse costs order in relation to the Supreme Court appeal over Article 50.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2016 to Question 52723, when he plans to publish his Department's next Quarterly Transparency...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what the Government's policy is on the maximum contribution the UK is willing to make to the EU budget in order to gain access to the...

  • Attorney General

    • Rolls-Royce: Corruption

      To ask the Attorney General, what meetings he has had with ministerial colleagues to discuss the Serious Fraud Office's investigation of Rolls Royce.

    • Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney General, what the staff budget of the Crown Prosecution Service was in each year since 2010.

      Crown Prosecution Service: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Attorney General, how much the Crown Prosecution Service spent on agency staff in the last 12 months.

      Government Legal Department

      To ask the Attorney General, what the annual budget was for the Government Legal Department and the former Treasury Solicitor's Department in each year since 2010.

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney General, in what proportion of cases the Crown Prosecution Service used (a) in-house lawyers and (b) independent barristers in each year since 2010.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she has taken to ensure that her Department's education spending delivers the best learning outcomes.

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what (a) countries and (b) programmes will receive the additional funding announced by the Prime Minister on 21 September 2016.

      Burma: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of how much of the funding provided by her Department for projects in Burma is administered by companies...

      Palestinians: Health Services and Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the availability of access to (a) clean water and (b) medical supplies in (i) Gaza and (ii) the West...

      Burma: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of her Department's allocated aid for Burma will be administered by the Department for International Trade (a) in this...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support adolescent girls into secondary education in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC); which...

      New Zealand: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will offer assistance to New Zealand to manage the effects of the recent earthquakes in that country.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many people participated in the International Citizens Services from (a) Birmingham, Northfield constituency and (b) each region...

      Developing Countries: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to increase investment in decentralised renewable energy in developing countries.

      British Overseas Territories: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 14 November 2016 to Question 52401, how her Department plans to ensure that those Overseas Territories which...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect of renewed airstrikes in Aleppo on the humanitarian situation in that city; and if she will...

  • Department for Education

    • UK Commission for Employment and Skills: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment has been made of the effect on the productivity of the economy of the decision to close the UK Commission for Employment and Skills...

    • Digital Technology: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that young adults from rural communities have the digital skills and experience required to enter the...

      Further Education and Sixth Form Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the reasons are for the change in timetable for the publication of the Sussex area review on further education and sixth form colleges.

      Languages: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to encourage the uptake of modern foreign language qualifications.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many employers in the (a) public and (b) private sector offered apprenticeships in (i) Sandwell, (ii) the West Midlands and (iii) England in (A)...

      Young People: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what data her Department collects on the number of young people in each local authority area classified as (a) not in employment, education or...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much has been spent from the public purse on apprenticeships per capita in (a) St Helens North constituency, (b) Merseyside, (c) the North West...

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate she has made of the contribution to the UK economy of (a) non-UK EU students and (b) non-EU international students.

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to revise the estimated financial contribution to UK universities made by (a) home and EU students and (b) non-EU students between...

      Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to revise the estimate of the contribution to the UK economy made by (a) home and EU students and (b) non-EU students between...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Youth Justice Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how (a) much funding was allocated to and (b) many full-time equivalent staff were employed by the Youth Justice Board in each year since 2009-10.

    • Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps her Department is taking to reduce waiting times for immigration tribunals.

      Prisons: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in which prisons deaths in custody occurred in the last 12 months; and which such deaths were (a) the result of natural causes, (b) self-inflicted, (c)...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many serious further offence investigations were undertaken by probation services in (a) England and (b) Wales in each of the last four years.

      Ministry of Justice: Pay

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

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people who were the subject of drug treatment as a condition of a community order breached that order in each of the last four years in (a)...

      Judiciary: Cardiff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what training is provided to magistrates and judges in the Cardiff courts in understanding coercive and controlling behaviours; and if she will make a...

      Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 8 November 2016 to Question 51088, on employment Tribunals Service: fees and charges, when Ministers of her Department were...

      Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 8 November 2016 to Question 51088, on Employment Tribunals Service: fees and charges, how much time her Department has...

      Driving: Disqualification

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

      Courts: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to her Oral Answer of 1 November 2016, Official Report, column 777, and the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South's subsequent...

      Prisons: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many drones carrying contraband goods have been seized within prison grounds in each of the last three years.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Red Snapper Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will provide a breakdown of the £20.8 million paid to Red Snapper since 2013.

    • Red Snapper Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether Red Snapper has received any additional payments from his Department for travel or accommodation expenses.

      Red Snapper Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much from the public purse has been claimed by the 127 investigators recruited by Red Snapper to date.

      Red Snapper Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much from the public purse has been paid by the 127 investigators recruited by Red Snapper to date.

      Iraq Historic Allegations Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many recruiters at Red Snapper are employed under the contract awarded by the Iraq Historic Allegations Team.

      Ministry of Defence: Pay

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

      Ministry of Defence: Pay

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

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Maritime Patrol Aircraft are based in the UK; and where those aircraft are based.

      Cyprus: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to prevent the illegal hunting of wildlife on the Akrotiri and Dhekelia British Sovereign Bases Areas in Cyprus.

      Ministry of Defence: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether recruitment to posts in his Department have included Welsh language skills as an essential or desirable criteria.

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 26 July 2016 to Question 43260, what progress has been made on the development of Coalition policy on investigating civilian...

      Military Bases: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the economic effect of the defence estate closures announced on 7 November 2016 on each local community affected.

      Military Bases: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if his Department will take steps to ensure that defence estate sites whose closure was announced on 7 November 2016 and which have historical...

      Defence Estates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 2.6 of the National Audit Office report, Delivering the Defence Estate, published on 15 November 2016; whether his...

      Defence Estates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 2.19 of the National Audit Office report, Delivering the Defence Estate, published on 15 November 2016, for what reasons his...

      Military Bases: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's most recent estimate is of the value of proceeds which will come from disposal of its sites in London; and whether his Department...

      Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of Royal Navy personnel are assigned to the standing commitments of (a) Fleet Ready Escort/Towed Array Patrol Ships, (b)...

      Annington Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much money his Department has paid to Annington in each year since 1996.

      Military Bases: Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many fruit machines are installed on each military estate managed by Sodexo.

      Defence Infrastructure Organisation: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 3.21 of the National Audit Office report, Delivering the defence estate, published on 15 November 2016, what steps he is...

      Defence Infrastructure Organisation: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 3.23 of the National Audit Office report, Delivering the defence estate, published on 15 November 2016, what steps he is...

      Ministry of Defence: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 2.19 of the National Audit Office report, Delivering the defence estate, published on 15 November 2016, which essential...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure that all benefit applications are processed within five working days.

    • Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) accuracy and (b) efficiency of the work capability assessment.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many personal independence payment claims are awaiting mandatory reconsideration decisions; and what the (a) average and (b) longest...

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to conduct research into whether timely and accurate administration of benefits affects the level of use of food...

      Social Security Benefits: Refuges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance he has provided to local authorities on allocating discretionary housing payments to claimants accommodated within domestic...

      Social Security Benefits: Refuges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the recent reduction in the benefit cap on the time taken for specialist domestic...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the recent reduction in the benefit cap on the affordability of housing for claimants...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many working days were lost due to mental illness in his Department in each of the last three years.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Glasgow Central of 25 October 2016, requesting that the Government's...

      Personal Independence Payment: Chronic Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to end the requirement for re-assessments for those with long-term medical conditions who are receiving personal...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what funding the Government has in place to provide personal support packages for disabled people in the employment and support allowance...

      Employment Schemes: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether disabled people will have access to voluntary, specialised and personal employment support during and after the transition from the...

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information his Department holds on the number of people who have used food banks in (a) St Helens North constituency, (b) Merseyside and...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he last met representatives from the Women Against State Pension Increase campaign.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if the Government will review its policy on transitional arrangements to address the effects on women born in the 1950s following state...

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of collating official statistics on (a) the number of foodbanks in the...

      Employment: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that people with mental health conditions are properly supported into work.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Dog Licences: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will bring forward proposals to reduce the disparities between local authorities in the cost of dog breeding licences.

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Public Expenditure

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

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what advice her Department (a) has issued and (b) is planning to issue to minimise the risk of an outbreak of avian flu in...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding her Department has allocated specifically for natural flood management projects; what proportion of the...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the potential cost to the UK economy of a changing climate over the next 20 years; and if she...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the UK paid to the European Commission on disallowance penalties for Common Agricultural Policy payments which did...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applications have been transferred from other EU member states to the UK under the Dublin regulations in each year from 2010...

    • Visas: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on issuing visas for overseas academies to participate in research at UK institutions (a) during negotiations on the UK...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of victims of human trafficking rescued in the UK during 2016 have been allowed to remain in the UK; and if she will make a...

      Compass Contracts: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answers of 19 October 2016 to Questions 48326 to 48331, which are the limited number of sensitive roles referred to in that...

      Visas: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many investigations have been undertaken in each of the last 12 months into UK Visas and Immigration officials failing to carry out Tier...

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent meetings have been held between Ministers and their counterparts in the Welsh Government on plans for Syrian resettlement in...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will grant existing EU national university staff and students leave to remain in the UK in advance of Article 50 being triggered.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) student visitor visas and (b) visitor visas for academics were (i) applied for and (ii) turned down in each year since 2009-10.

      Overseas Students: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has had discussions with the governments of home countries of international students who were detained or deported from the UK...

      Overseas Students: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will introduce a right to appeal from the UK for international students alleged to have fraudulently obtained English language test...

      Police Custody: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many deaths occurred in police custody suites in the last 12 months; and who managed the suites in which those deaths occurred.

      Fireworks: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations she has received on banning the public sale of fireworks.

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department has spent on advertising the Collective Passport Service in each of the last 10 years.

      Missing Persons: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many women and girls who were reported missing between 1998 and 2005 are still the subject of ongoing investigations.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers there are in each local authority area.

      Police: Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to disallow the Police Federation from funding appeals to convictions made by former police...

      Police: Misconduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of establishing an independent inquiry into alleged police malpractice...

      South Yorkshire Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department assessed the evidence held by South Yorkshire Police on its operations at Orgreave during the Miners' Strike in 1984...

      Tickets: Touting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will use her powers under subsections 6 to 8 of section 166 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 to outlaw ticket...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many students detained under section 10 of the Immigration and Asylum Act (1999) had their visas revoked as a result of investigations...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many students have submitted appeals from (a) inside the UK and (b) outside the UK after revocation of their visas as a result of...

      Home Office: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of her Department's digital and IT projects are (a) under review and (b) subject to probable cancellation.

      Police Community Support Officers: North Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police community support officers were employed by North Wales Police in each year since 2010.

      Violence against Women and Girls Ministerial Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Inter-Ministerial Group of Violence Against Women and Girls next plans to meet.

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2016 to Question 47644, on passports, for what reasons that Answer refers neither to legal or financial...

      Travel Restrictions: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Dimitry Klyuev, Pavel Karpov or Andrey Pavlov have been issued with UK travel bans at any point in the last eight years.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what costs have been incurred by her Department in responding to (a) out-of-country and (b) in-country appeals for students who sat the Test...

  • Scotland Office

    • Public Expenditure: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on future funding for the Scottish Government.

    • Scotland Office: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many working days were lost due to mental illness in his Department in each of the last three years.

  • HM Treasury

    • Incentives

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 14 October 2016 to Question 46911, on incentives, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that firms are complying with the...

    • Taxation: Imports

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the Government's strategy is for reducing the tax gap on import taxes, levies and VAT.

      Import Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the tax gap for customs duties on goods imported from outside the EU.

      Taxation: Imports

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether there is a memorandum of understanding or other form of agreement between HM Revenue and Customs and the Home Office for securing the collection of...

      Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made on the replacement of the Customs CHIEF system; and when that replacement is expected to be introduced.

      VAT: Imports

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the tax gap for import VAT.

      Tobacco: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish draft legislation on introducing a minimum tobacco tax to tackle the growth of cheaper cigarettes and protect revenues.

      Customs: ICT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential contribution of the system due to replace Customs CHIEF to a more-intelligence led, frictionless border.

      Concentrix

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when his Department concluded its agreement with Concentrix to end the contract with that company to administer tax credits on behalf of HM Revenue and...

      Treasury: Sick Leave

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many working days were lost due to mental illness in his Department in each of the last three years.

      Lloyds Banking Group

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the timetable is for offering the retail sale of Lloyds Banking Group shares to the public in 2016-17.

      Paye

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an estimate of the potential annual administrative savings resulting from a decision to combine national insurance and income tax deductions...

      Employment Agencies: Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to investigate how much national insurance has been lost through avoidance methods used by temporary recruitment agencies.

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many businesses have used Your Tax Account for online tax services since it was introduced.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Liver Diseases: Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many deaths were caused by alcoholic liver disease in each of the last five years.

    • Gulf Strategy Unit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2016 to Question 47797, whether the Gulf Strategy Integrated Delivery Team's remit includes co-ordinating the...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment has been made of the effect of Heathrow Airport expansion on negotiating future trade agreements.

    • Department for International Trade: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the Answer of 17 October 2016 to Question 46932, how many current (a) staff and (b) officials in his Department have...

      Iron and Steel: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will make an (a) assessment of the extent of the avoidance of duties on Chinese steel via its importation into the EU through (i)...

      Iron and Steel: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether he has had discussions with the EU Anti-Fraud Office on alleged attempts by Chinese companies to avoid duties on Chinese-made steel...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the economic effect of black spots in high-speed broadband coverage; and if she will make a statement.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliament: Work Experience

      To ask the Rt. hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, how many interns' passes are currently issued in Parliament.

    • House of Lords: Location

      To ask the Rt. hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, what assessment the Commission has made of the options for the temporary relocation of the...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many working days were lost due to mental illness in his Department in each of the last three years.

  • Department of Health

    • Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the future level of demand for social care; and what steps he is taking to ensure that that level of demand can be met.

    • Social Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the number of social care workers over the next five years.

      Benzodiazepines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost has been to the NHS of purchasing benzodiazepine in each of the last 10 years.

      Antidepressants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost has been to the NHS of purchasing anti-depressants in each of the last 10 years.

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for how many transfers of care was the time taken for their delivery extended awaiting provision of social care in each year since 2010.

      Physician Associates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many physician associates worked in general practice in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will bring forward a community pharmacy (a) campaign and (b) audit on unwanted medicines.

      Breast Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the finding in the Report by Breast Cancer Care, Secondary not second rate, published in July 2016, that 21 per cent of secondary...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the amount of unused prescribed medication in (a) hospitals and (b) care homes.

      Prescription Drugs: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of expenditure on prescribed medication which is then unused in each of the last five years.

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many elective operations were cancelled in each of the last five years.

      Hip Replacements

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

      Diabetes: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were diagnosed with type two diabetes in each of the last five years.

      NHS Property Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made by NHS Property Services in moving to market rental charging for the freehold and long leasehold estate.

      Lutetium Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to review the decision to remove Lutetium-177 octreotate therapy treatments from the Cancer Drugs Fund list.

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of maintaining increases in mental health funding or funding for other NHS services; and...

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to publish the third annual report on Preventing Suicide in England: a cross-government outcomes strategy to save lives; and if he will...

      Royal Brompton Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations his Department has received on the quality of congenital heart disease services at the Royal Brampton Hospital.

      Public Health England: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to item 7 of the substantive hearing of the Conduct and Competence Committee at the Nursing and Midwifery Council of 13 and 14 September...

      Meningitis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the take-up rate has been for Meningococcal ACWY vaccine by each clinical commissioning group in England in each year since 2015.

      Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had on enhancing consultation with stakeholders on the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation in the preparation and conduct of the...

      Health Services and Social Services: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress his Department is making on integrating health and social care in West Sussex; and if he will make a statement.

      Health Services: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent to date by the West, North and East Cumbria Success Regime.

      Incontinence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether healthcare assistants will be required to undertake mandatory continence care training as part of their basic training.

      Orkambi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what evidence was considered before the decision not to make Kalydeco available to children under two with cystic fibrosis; and whether there are plans...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of health issues related to obesity in each of the next five years.

      NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 31 October 2016 to Question 51067, which Sustainability and Transformation Plan leads are being paid over and above the...

      Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 26 October 2016 to Question 50489, on Capita: standards, what additional measures and resources are now employed to restore...

      East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the trends in the level of performance figures for the East Midlands Ambulance Service; and if he will make a statement.

      Health Services: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has for a national rollout of the enhanced health in care homes vanguard scheme; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS Improvement: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 27 October 2016 to Question 50699, on NHS Improvement, how many employees in that Directorate are expected to earn more than...

      Dementia: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people there are diagnosed with dementia in (a) Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency, (b) Cumbria and (c) the North West.

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on how many occasions in each of the last five years the NHS (a) requested and (b) was granted exemption from its legal requirement to fund drugs and...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve financial control in the NHS.

      NHS: Managers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve leadership training at higher levels of management in the NHS.

      Incontinence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether continence care training has become a mandatory part of the curriculum for nurses since publication of the Francis Report.

      NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health of 14 September 2016, Official Report, column 998, if he will...

      Community Hospitals: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant the Answer of 14 November 2016 to Question 52427, where the 357 hospital beds in Dorset are located; and what the proposed locations are of the...

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has made a recent estimate of the cumulative cost of NHS reorganisation arising from the Health and Social Care Act 2014; and if...

      Care Homes: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the role of the Care Quality Commission is in respect of carrying out inspections of the standards of continence care in nursing homes.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many psychiatrists have been employed nationally to work in child and adolescent mental health services in each year since 2010.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of people on the Care Programme Approach received follow-up within seven days of being discharged from mental health inpatient services...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his oral contribution of 15 November 2016, what his evidential basis is for his statement on the number of people currently being treated by...

      Meningitis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to increase the take-up of the meningitis ACWY vaccine; and if he will make a statement.

      Health Services: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the Success Regime in Mid and South Essex.

  • Department for Transport

    • Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what legislation covers the use of drones in the UK by (1) security forces, (2) other public bodies, (3) commercial and voluntary organisations, and (4)...

    • Air Pollution

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the High Court judgment on 2 November, ClientEarth (No 2) v Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and...

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have undertaken a pilot project on the feasibility of providing season tickets on terms appropriate for part-time workers for use by rail...

      Aircraft: Air Conditioning

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) discussed the emergency diversion of flight BA 286 to Vancouver on 25 October with the Aircraft...

      Belfast International Airport

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, and if so when, they were approached by the Northern Ireland Executive to establish if the proposal to provide public funds to ensure the...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Prices

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of relative increases in house prices and wages on the affordability of housing.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Turkey: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 1 November (HL2451), what was the outcome of the representations made to the government of...

    • Tunisia: Travel Information

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's current travel guidance for Tunisia; when that advice was last re-assessed; and what assessment they have made...

      Turkey: Press Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making bi-laterally and multi-laterally to the government of Turkey about the detention of journalists in Turkey and its...

      Saudi Arabia: Capital Punishment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Saudi Arabia concerning the findings of the report by Reprieve which found that 72 per cent of...

      Saudi Arabia: Capital Punishment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report by Reprieve which found that 72 per cent of those identified as facing execution in Saudi Arabia were sentenced...

      Turkey: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Turkey about the detention of the co-chairs of the HDP Party, and a number of other MPs and elected...

      Israel: Bedouin

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are planning to discuss with the government of Israel the proposed resettlement plan for the Palestinian Bedouin Jahalin tribe living in Area C...

      Turkey: Overseas Investment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 8 November (HL2416), what is their assessment of the political and personal safety risks...

      Israel: Trees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding reports of the illegal destruction by Israeli settlers of olive trees owned by...

      Gaza: Sewers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the breakdown of sewage systems in Gaza, which international body assesses the cleanliness of the sea off the coast of Israel; and whether...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the physical assault and injury of a 6-year-old Palestinian boy in Silwan (East...

      Israel: Bedouin

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the conclusions to be drawn from the 2014 film High Hopes about the Jahalin tribe; and what response, if any, they have had...

      Russia: Sanctions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implications for the UK of proposed international sanctions against Russia.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, prior to the proceedings in the High Court, they received legal advice on the question of whether notification under Article 50 can be revoked after...

  • Department for International Development

    • Pakistan: Minority Groups

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have discussed with the government of Pakistan the incidence of children from minority backgrounds failing to complete their education and...

  • Department for Education

    • Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the charity sector of the proposal to limit the proportion of the annual value of a qualifying employer's...

    • Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they have given or will give to enable charities to engage with the Trailblazer process to develop charity-specific apprenticeship standards,...

      Institute for Apprenticeships

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what efforts they have made to ensure appropriate representation of the charity sector on the board of the Institute for Apprenticeships.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Sentencing Council for England and Wales

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the announcement by the Cabinet Office in April 2011 that all non-departmental bodies would have to undergo a substantive triennial review...

    • Judiciary

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps the Lord Chancellor intends to take, in relation to public attacks on the judiciary following the judgment of the High Court of Justice on 3...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many farmers are still awaiting grants or payments under the Basic Payment Scheme; and of those, how many are farmers or landowners holding land of (1)...

    • Forests

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 2 November (HL2458), when they plan to extend procurement policy to other commodities associated...

      Flood Control

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent they have involved local Police and Crime Commissioners in their work to reduce flood risk across the country.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: France

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the Centres d’Accueil in France and the Grande Synthe camp at Dunkirk have been visited by British officials to identify persons eligible...

    • Refugees: Mediterranean Sea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they are making for the introduction of safe and legal routes for refugees and migrants, or for secure holding areas in North Africa, to prevent...

  • HM Treasury

    • Financial Services: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on London's position as a financial centre if the UK were to leave the Single Market.

  • Cabinet Office

  • Department of Health

    • NHS: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the estimated total deficit level of NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts.

    • Health Services and Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to integrate health and social care with local authorities.

      Antenatal Results and Choices: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total amount of public money given to Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC) or its precursor organisation, Support After Termination for...

      Pregnancy: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which groups the Department of Health met before making the decision to introduce non-invasive prenatal testing on the NHS.

      Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the percentage increase in the number of abortions performed on the grounds of disability between 1986 and 2015.

      Atrial Fibrillation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 1 November (HL2501), within the CCGs which have uploaded data to CHART online, what variation...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Prior of Brampton on 11 July (HL1098) and 7 November (HL2544), which previous answers identified the members of the...

      Embryos

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 24 July 2015 (HL1524), why the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority does not hold data in...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 11 October (HL Deb, col 1787), how much resource has been taken out of acute hospitals since the...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to reach and support people over the retirement age who are drinking more than the recommended weekly limits.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of research published in BMJ Open on 25 October showing that, across a large number of countries, women are catching up with men in alcohol...

      *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the UK's commitment to the elimination of viral hepatitis C by 2030 made at the World Health Organisation in May, what measures they are...

      Prescription Drugs: Prisons

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent research they have carried out into the availability and effects of prescription medicines in HM Prisons, including the numbers of prisoners with...

      Prescription Drugs: Prisons

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the recommendations of the British Medical Association and specialised charities on over-prescribed drugs and their effects have been shared with...

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