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Written answers

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Railway Stations: Torbay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether progress has been made on plans to build a new railway station in Edginswell, Torbay.

    • Department for Transport: Sick Leave

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

      Department for Transport: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many full-time equivalent civil servants employed by his Department work in support of research projects funded by his Department; and if he will...

      Transport: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has been spent on (a) highway maintenance and (b) transport infrastructure in each year since 2011.

      Buses: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many applications from bus companies based in Wales were submitted for the low emission bus scheme; and how many of those applications were successful.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles: Risk Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2016 to Question 40015, if he will now place in the Library a redacted summary of the risk assessments commissioned...

      Railways: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has received reports of any train operating companies that are not compliant with the Rail Vehicle Accessibility (Non-Interoperable Rail...

      Railways: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which body is responsible for ensuring that train operating companies are compliant with the that Rail Vehicle Accessibility (Non-Interoperable Rail...

      Severn River Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, at what level tolls at the Severn Bridge will be set from January 2017.

      Department for Transport: Impact Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will detail all policies or guidance which his Department has developed or issued which have been subject to an equality impact assessment since...

      Railways: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of which train operating companies are fully compliant with the Rail Vehicle Accessibility (Non-Interoperable Rail System)...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Non-domestic Rates: Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much and what proportion of business rate revenue in (a) Hull City Council area and (b) England came from local pharmacies...

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to publish the report commissioned from AECOM and Fourwalls in 2015 to monitor air tightness in 55...

      Radioactive Materials: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much has been spent on training and resources to enable local emergency services to better respond to possible incidents...

      Communities and Local Government: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what number of working days were lost due to mental illness in his Department in each of the last three years.

      Skilled Workers: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of devolution of the adult skills budget on reducing the skills...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for the roll-out of the Right to Buy scheme nationally.

      Radioactive Materials: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what notice is given to local government emergency services on nuclear warhead convoys and consignments of high level nuclear...

      Floods: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent representations he has made to the European Commission on the progress of the Government's application to the EU...

      Floods: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding to date his Department has made available to each local authority area affected by flood damage from Storms...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) people renting rooms and (b) rooms available to rent in each region...

      Licensed Premises: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government plans to take (a) through guidance to property developers and local authorities and (b) otherwise to...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Travel: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what guidance his Department gives to companies selling holiday insurance on safeguarding customer medical data.

    • Employers' Liability: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support businesses which are threatened with legal action from previous...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to ensure that energy consumers with cancer are protected by a price cap.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent progress has been made on introducing a cap on the cost of energy supplied through prepayment meters.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that energy companies routinely carry out vulnerability checks with their...

      Climate Change Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the UK meets its commitments in the Paris Agreement on Climate Change (a)...

      Energy: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the average proportion of household expenditure on energy bills was in (a) Coventry and (b) Coventry North East...

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he plans to take to introduce new policies to address industrial greenhouse gas emission reductions.

      Central Arbitration Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what (a) correspondence and (b) representations he has received from the (i) Chairman of the Central Arbitration...

      Post Offices: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many franchised former Crown post offices have closed in each year since 2010.

      Company Cars: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the UK car manufacturing sector of proposals in the HM Revenue...

      EU Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on British businesses that are part of the EU...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • USA: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that British Muslims wishing to travel to the US can do so within normal terms applied to...

    • Indonesia: British Petroleum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that BP operations in the Bintuni Bay area in West Papua recently authorised by...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sick Leave

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

      Indonesia: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to the Indonesian government on the reported arrest and detention of protestors this summer...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on reports of recent massacres in Beni and the North Kivu...

      Islamic State: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on improving diplomatic co-ordination against Daesh.

      Indonesia: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will raise with his counterpart in Indonesia the appointment of General Wiranto as that country's security minister.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many times he has met Ministers of the Scottish Government since July 2016.

      Ethiopia: Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Ambassador to Ethiopia has made representations on the practice of female genital mutilation to the government...

      Usa: Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions are taking place with the US administration on its continuing role in NATO; and if he will make a statement.

      Turkey: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Turkish government on the death penalty.

      MV Seaman Guard Ohio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions the Government has had with the Indian government on the continued imprisonment of six UK ex-servicemen...

      Occupied Territories: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many representations he has made to his Israeli counterpart on the building of settlements on Palestinian land since he...

      Occupied Territories: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will estimate the number of Palestinian people displaced from their homes through Israeli settlement building in the last...

      Gambia: Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Ambassador to Gambia has raised the issue of female genital mutilation with the government of Gambia.

      Libya: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what response he has received from the Libyan government of National Accord to the request that it should compensate the UK...

      Libya: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the Government most recently requested that the Libyan Government of National Accord compensate the victims of alleged...

      Occupied Territories: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the press release issued by the Minister for the Middle East of 3 November 2016, what further steps he plans...

      Kashmir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he and his Department have had with the (a) Indian and (b) Pakistani governments on the situation in...

  • Department for International Development

    • Pakistan: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of her Department's education projects in Pakistan in identifying and targeting...

    • Pakistan: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many of her Department's education projects in Pakistan focus on girls from religious minorities.

      Pakistan: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what mechanisms her Department uses to (a) target and (b) support education of girls from religious minorities in Pakistan.

      Aid Financed Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will take steps to ensure that her Department does not link trade deals to aid projects; and what her policy is on her...

      Department for International Development: Social Networking

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department is monitoring content that is publicly available on social networking sites using overt monitoring techniques.

      Developing Countries: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 31 October 2016 to Question 50607, what assessment her Department has made of HIV drug resistance in the...

      Developing Countries: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2016 to Question 907183, what support the Government plans to give to improve investment in...

  • Department for Education

    • Grammar Schools: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of children in receipt of free school meals attend each grammar school in each local education authority area with a...

    • Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2016 to Question 50295, what methodology her Department plans to use in selecting the next four opportunity...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many employers in the (a) public and (b) private sector offered apprenticeships in (i) East Ham constituency, (ii) the London Borough of Newham...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding was provided from the public purse for early years (a) childcare, (b) children's centres, (c) nurseries and (d) other provisions in...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department takes to ensure that funds allocated to local authorities to fund support for early years is spent (a) in the year for which...

      Higher Education: Part-time Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she plans to take to reverse the decline in the number of 31 to 60 year olds studying in part-time higher education in England since 2006-07.

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the Higher Education and Funding Council's progress in delivering the support for part-time and flexible higher...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential contribution which loans for students studying second degrees will make towards closing the higher level...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Youth Custody: Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 11 November 2016 to Question 51837, what steps her Department plans to take to reduce the difference between Gypsy, Romany or...

    • Prisons: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to her oral contribution of 3 November 2016, Official Report, column 1071, what the (a) remit, (b) membership and (c) date of the last meeting...

      Legal Profession: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions she had with the (a) Law Society and (b) Bar Council before those organisations introduced training for their members on improving the...

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases before employment tribunals were from claimants with cancer in each of the last three years.

  • Prime Minister

    • Devolution

      To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions she has had with the (a) Scottish Government, (b) Welsh Government and (c) Northern Ireland Executive on the (i) European Social Funds, (ii) European...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many working days were lost due to mental illness in her Department in each of the last three years.

    • Kids Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what value for money assessment the Government made of the first payment to Kids Company of 2015-16 made in accordance with Section 70...

      Kids Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the amount of money paid to Kids Company in 2015-16 that went towards fulfilling that charity's objectives.

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many officials of her Department have specific responsibilities for cyber security.

      European Capital of Culture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the potential economic effect for the cities and regions in contention for the European...

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Government Car Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which Ministers of her Department have access to the government car service.

      Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 14 November 2016 to Question 51897, who made the representations she has received from the video games...

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many civil servants in her Department are working on the competition process for European Capital of Culture 2023.

      Film

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 14 November 2016 to Question 51896, who made each of the representations she has received from the film...

      European Capital of Culture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much her Department has spent to date on the preparation for the competition to decide the potential winner of the European Capital...

      Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 14 November 2016 to Question 51897, who attended the roundtable referred to in that Answer.

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: EU Exit and Trade Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what dates she has been invited to participate in meetings of the EU Exit and Trade Cabinet Committee.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to respond to the letter dated 23 September 2016 from the hon. Member for Gordon on toilet facilities in Ebury House, Aberdeen.

    • Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of social security claimants who were sanctioned for late arrival to advisory meetings in the last 12...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many deceased people are under investigation for overpayment of the state pension; and how long on average such an investigation has taken...

      National Insurance Credits: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons the entitlement of spouses of armed forces personnel posted overseas to claim class three national insurance credits only...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was spent from the public purse through the Work Choice programme on employment support for claimants of employment and support...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 15 November 2016 to Question 52406 and with reference to the speech delivered by the Secretary of State for Defence on 15...

    • Ministry of Defence: Sick Leave

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

      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, what the annual running costs are of each of the 91 most...

      Ministry of Defence: Social Networking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department is monitoring content that is publicly available on social networking sites using overt monitoring techniques.

      Defence Infrastructure Organisation: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people, including Strategic Business Partner employees, are employed in the Defence Infrastructure Organisation.

      Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with what anti-ship armament the Class 26 frigate will be equipped.

      Ministry of Defence: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 4 November 2016 to Question 50804, what information his Department holds on the number of its apprentices who went on to...

      Hyde Park Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department will begin accepting bids for Hyde Park Barracks towards the end of 2017.

      Military Bases: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what meetings Ministers or officials of his Department have had with representatives from Bilfinger GVA to discuss the relocation of (a) Hyde Park...

      Hyde Park Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has made an assessment of the current and forecast market value of Hyde Park Barracks.

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Written Statement of 8 November 2016, Armed Forces Pension Scheme - Advance from the Contingencies Fund, HCWS249, when he was first made...

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Written Statement of 8 November 2016, Armed Forces Pension Scheme - Advance from the Contingencies Fund, HCWS249, what discussions he...

      Electric Cables: Lake District National Park

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the National Grid's North West Coast Connections project on flight training in and...

      Electric Cables: Lake District National Park

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's input will be to the public consultation on the National Grid's North West Coast Connections project.

  • Home Office

    • Stun Guns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many tasers have been used by the police in the UK in each of the last five years.

    • Security Industry Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons the Security Industry Authority has been unable to process promptly online applications for its licences; and if she will...

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how long on average the Victims' Right to Review process took to reach a conclusion in (a) England, (b) each region and (c) each police area...

      Fire and Rescue Services: Fireworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of incidents attended by the Fire and Rescue Service related to fireworks in each year since 2010 in (a) the UK, (b) Wales,...

      Home Office: Social Networking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department is monitoring content that is publicly available on social networking sites using overt monitoring techniques.

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average waiting time for a Disclosure and Barring Service check has been with the (a) Metropolitan Police and (b) West Midlands...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to promote the guidance, Transparency in supply chains: a practical guide, issued under section 54(9) of...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the proportion of businesses with a turnover of £36 million or more which are complying with the...

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will proscribe the political wing of Hezbollah under section 13 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

      Money Laundering: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many suspicious activity reports have been filed by UK financial institutions in relation to suspected money laundering conducted from...

      Money Laundering

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether any UK citizens has been prosecuted for acting as a nominee director for a company which has been found to have laundered illicit funds.

      Police: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the total spent by police forces on compensation, legal fees and other expenses related to the termination of...

      Police Custody: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times children have been detained overnight in police custody for non-payment of fines in each of the last five years.

      Law and Order

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of the UK's decision to leave the EU on law enforcement and security in the UK.

      Police: Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2016 to Question 46877, whether UK police advice and assistance has included training in human rights.

      Freezing of Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people suspected by UK law enforcement of involvement in (a) organised crime, (b) financial crime or (c) serious human rights...

      Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish the next review of the Missing Children and Adults strategy.

      Freezing of Assets: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people from the alleged Klyuev organised crime group her Department has subjected to an (a) asset freeze and (b) asset recovery in...

      Violence against Women and Girls Ministerial Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17 November 2016 to Question 52462, on which dates the Inter-Ministerial Group on Violence against Women and Girls...

  • Wales Office

    • Brexit: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what work his Department is undertaking with the Department for Exiting the European Union on the process for the UK leaving the EU since July 2016.

  • HM Treasury

    • Business: Registration

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 14 November 2016 to Question 51941, when the new Customs Declaration Service will come into effect; and what estimate he has made...

    • Concentrix

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to Written Statement of 15 November 2016, HCWS251, Update on HM Revenue and Customs' contract with Concentrix, for what reasons HM Revenue...

      Concentrix

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to Written Statement of 15 November 2016, HCWS251, Update on HM Revenue and Customs' contract with Concentrix, what the costs have been to HM...

      Concentrix

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Work and Pensions Committee evidence session of 13 October 2016 on Concentrix and Tax Credits Q99, and to the Written Statement of 15...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much on average has been paid to claimants relating to the maladministration of tax credits in the last (a) year and (b) three months.

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of reductions in beer duty on (a) the number of jobs and (b) the level of investment in the beer and pub...

      Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was raised for the public purse from (a) Vehicle Excise Duty and (b) Fuel Duty in each year since 2011-12.

      Married People: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department has spent from the public purse on advertising the marriage tax allowance in each year since it was introduced.

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many P800 adjustments were issued to individual taxpayers to correct for an over or under payment of income tax in (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 and (c) 2015-16.

      Rent a Room Scheme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many applications for the Rent a Room tax relief scheme have been received by HM Revenue and Customs by region in each of the last five years.

      Financial Services: Euro

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 14 November 2016 to Question 52148, if he will make an assessment of the potential implications for his Department's policies of a...

  • Scotland Office

    • Space Technology: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the potential merits of locating a space port...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Airbus SAS: Export Credit Guarantees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to Airbus Group's press release, entitled Airbus Group announcement on UK Export Credit Financing, published on 1 April 2016,...

    • Department for International Trade: Commonwealth

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

      Overseas Trade: Occupied Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what guidance his Department provides to UK companies who want to trade with illegal Israeli settlements in the Palestinian Occupied...

      Trade Agreements: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 8 September 2016 to Question 906162, what steps he plans to take in a future trade agreement with Israel to make...

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the value of arms sales from the UK to the Saudi government was in 2015.

      Overseas Trade: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the Government's press release of 14 October 2016 on the visit to the Occupied Palestinian Territories of the UK trade...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliamentary Digital Service

      To ask the Rt. hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the House of Commons Commission will undertake a value for money review of the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many working days were lost due to mental illness in her Department in each of the last three years.

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the level of inaccurate Common Agricultural Policy payments.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Social Networking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department is monitoring content that is publicly available on social networking sites using overt monitoring...

      Floods: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate her Department has made of the cost of flood damage as a result of Storms Desmond, Eva and Frank to (a)...

      Environment Protection: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how she plans that members of the public will be able to contribute to the upcoming consultation on the 25 Year Natural...

      Rural Payments Agency: Performance Related Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether any part of the Rural Payments Agency's senior management payment package is performance related.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much in payments due to have been made in 2015 by the Rural Payments Agency have not yet been paid to commons farmers.

  • Department of Health

    • Health Services: Kirklees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of future funding for local health services in Kirklees.

    • Hospital Beds: Kirklees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to ensure a sustainable level of hospital bed provision in Kirklees.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS spent on branded drugs after the rebate from the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme as a proportion of total expenditure in (a)...

      NHS Property Services: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress NHS Property Services has made on reducing its level of debt to his Department in the last two years.

      NHS Property Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations have been made by health bodies to NHS Property Services on the quality of the services its provides.

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of recent currency exchange rate changes on the import costs of (a) medicines and (b) equipment for the NHS.

      NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of recent currency exchange rate changes on the ability of the NHS to attract overseas workers.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the Nursing and Midwifery Council will include mandatory bowel and bladder care training for pre- and post-registration nurses in the new revised...

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the number of delayed transfers of care attributable to patients awaiting a care package in their own home; and what steps...

      Home Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that local authorities do not commission 15-minute homecare visits for personal care in the circumstances set out as...

      Health Services: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that all older people who need support on leaving hospital receive such support.

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the expiry of the National Stroke Strategy in 2017 on stroke patient outcomes.

      Dementia: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time for people accessing psychological and specialist neuropsychological assessments for the diagnosis of dementia through...

      Department of Health: Social Networking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department is monitoring content that is publicly available on social networking sites using overt monitoring techniques.

      Pharmacy: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will bring forward legislative proposals to decriminalise dispensing errors by pharmacists.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times each minister of his Department met representatives from (a) Boots, (b) Lloyds Pharmacy and (c) the National Pharmacy Association between...

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the PACE trial, Pacing, graded Activity and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, if he will ask NICE and the NHS to revise their approach to...

      Mental Health Services: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health in the House of Lords on 16 November 2016, what the...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many referrals completed treatment for each mental health cluster by clinical commissioning group in each year since 2010.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect on patient satisfaction with GP consultations of the practice of being limited to discussing one health concern...

      Department of Health: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to monitor the outcomes of his objectives to ascertain whether they have been successful.

      Cancer: Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with GPs and cancer charities on the use of palliative chemotherapy for cancer patients as part of end of life care.

      Exercise: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to tackle physical inactivity in areas with high levels of economic deprivation.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff are employed to process medical record envelopes in GP surgeries.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many instances have been recorded of Medical Record Envelopes arriving at GP surgeries damaged or with files missing.

      General Practitioners: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure compensation is paid to GPs who are affected by payment delays related to the Capita contract.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of attendances at accident and emergency departments resulted in primary diagnosis of a mental health condition in each of the last six years.

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of local suicide prevention plans.

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with clinical commissioning groups on the reorganisation of acute stroke services.

      Intensive Care: Liverpool City Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) women and (b) babies have been transferred from Liverpool Women's Hospital to intensive care units in each of the last 10 years.

      NHS: Company Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the value in recruiting and retaining staff of salary sacrifice company cars to employers in the NHS.

      NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received from local government leaders on sustainability and transformation plans.

      Capita: Department of Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department's contract with Capita for moving medical records has cost to date.

  • Department for Transport

    • Great Western Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the additional cost of installing diesel motors in all the new Intercity Express Programme trains due to operate on the Great Western lines to...

    • Great Western Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government by how much journey times between London Paddington and (1) Bristol, (2) Cardiff, and (3) Swansea, will be greater than expected due to the decision to defer...

      Railway Stations: Access

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which stations will be affected by Network Rail's decision to defer works on the Access for All programme from Control Period 5 until Control Period 6.

      Settle-Carlisle Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have, and what discussions they have had and are planning to have with train operators and local campaign groups, about (1) the improvement...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • County Councils

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the independent research commissioned for the County Councils Network on restructuring two-tier areas.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Norfolk Island

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the situation of the people of Norfolk Island and of the legality of the actions which have been carried out by the...

  • Department for International Development

    • Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether British aid to Palestine has been frozen in whole or in part; and if so, to what extent, and on what grounds.

  • Department for Education

    • GCE A-level

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of whether the current A-level examinations in archaeology and history of art have educational and social value; and what steps, if...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Local Government: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the operation of social value in the local government procurement process.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Cats: Tagging

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider introducing microchipping for cats to address the issue of lost and abandoned animals.

    • Slaughterhouses: CCTV

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Food Standards Agency’s recommendation that all slaughterhouses should have CCTV cameras installed.

      Dogs: Animal Breeding

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recent consultation on animal licensing, whether they intend to bring forward regulations to ensure that all dog breeders are licensed.

      Greyhounds: Animal Welfare

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the report by the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee on greyhound welfare, whether they have considered introducing a...

      Floods: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of homes in England that are at significant risk of flooding.

      Floods: Business

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of businesses of all kinds in England that are at significant risk of flooding.

  • Home Office

    • Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 3 November (HL2483), alongside which experienced practitioners and non-governmental...

    • Counter-terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the CONTEST strategy and the Prevent programme earn the confidence and cooperation of immigrant communities and of...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Middle East: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish the names of all the investigators who have been recruited to investigate alleged abuses by soldiers and former soldiers whilst...

    • Iraq: Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether British special forces operating in Iraq have been issued with a list containing the names of British citizens fighting for so-called Islamic State,...

      Middle East: Military Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government to which groups in Iraq and Syria UK armed forces are providing training.

  • Department for International Trade

    • *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of Brexit, what targets will be set by the Department for International Trade for inward investment into (1) the English regions, (2) London,...

    • Overseas Trade: Central America

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to promote trade between the UK and the countries of the Central American Integration System.

  • Department of Health

    • Tuberculosis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people were treated for latent tuberculosis in the UK in each of the last five years.

    • Care Homes: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that care homes have sufficient facilities to function adequately.

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