Written answers

Monday, 12 December 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government plans to (a) implement section 19 of the Road Safety Act 2006 and (b) allow the use of blue lights and sirens for vehicles...

    • Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential for the development of hyperloop type train technologies in the UK.

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the DVLA on the recommendations of the report Driven to Despair, published by the Parliamentary and Health Service...

      Volkswagen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department had with Volkswagen while considering its response to the Transport Select Committee's Third Report, Volkswagen...

      Govia Thameslink Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 17 November 2016 to Question 52776, and with reference to the letter of the same date from the Under-Secretary of State for...

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the top three main causes of late-running trains on the rail network were in the last 12 months.

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's forecast expenditure on smart ticketing schemes in the rail industry is in each year from 2015-16 to 2019-20; and what estimated...

      Shipping: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Transport of 17 November 2016, Official Report, column 376, when the review of...

      Diesel Vehicles: Nitrogen Oxides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to encourage the retro-fitting of fuel additive LoNOx to diesel vehicles.

      Volkswagen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the oral contribution by the Minister of State for Transport of 17 November 2016, Official Report, column 364, on car manufacturers:...

      Shipping: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Transport of 17 November 2016, Official Report, column 376, if he will detail the...

      Shipping: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Transport of 17 November 2016, Official Report, column 376, if he will take steps...

      Shipping: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Transport of 17 November 2016, Official Report, column 376, if he will list the...

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 6 December 2016, HCWS 322, Rail update, what discussions he has had with the Rail Delivery...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 6 December 2016, HCWS 322, Rail update, what assessment he has made of the effect of the...

      Transport for London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what criteria he used to decide whether or not to extend Transport for London's remit to cover the London suburban rail network; and if he will make a...

      Merchant Shipping: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of trends in the number of Merchant Navy ratings and the long-term effects of such trends on the UK shipping industry.

      Railways: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to ensure that after changes to Network Rail are made the national rail network is maintained in a suitable condition for rail freight.

      Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which parts of the East-West Growth Corridor railway lines will be electrified; and what the total cost to the public purse will be of that...

      Merchant Shipping: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans the Government has to encourage more young people to take up careers as Merchant Navy ratings.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Help to Buy Scheme: Liverpool City Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many young people in Merseyside and Halton have benefited from the Government's Help to Buy scheme.

    • Communities and Local Government: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to publish information on the gender pay gap among its employees.

      Rented Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's press release 2,000 new homes and thousands of jobs in Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester,...

      Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's press release 2,000 new homes and thousands of jobs in Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester,...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his current guidance to local authorities is on the priority given to different house types in section 106 agreements; and...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to paragraph 3.11 of the Autumn Statement 2016, in what way restrictions on grant funding will be released in...

      Housing: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the long-term effect on (a) house prices and (b) private rents in the North East of the UK leaving...

      Construction: Hazardous Substances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that companies comply with UK regulations when importing potentially hazardous...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Oil: Exploration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many Petroleum Exploration and Development Licences have been granted where the Local Plan does not include...

    • Post Offices: Strikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to prevent strikes by Post Office workers before Christmas.

      Minimum Wage: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an estimate of the potential effect of businesses paying the adult minimum wage rate to people under 25...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the ruling of the Employment Tribunal on Aslam and others vs Uber of 28 October 2016, case number...

      Uber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the ruling of the Employment Tribunal on Aslam and others vs Uber of 28 October 2016, case number...

      Director of Labour Market Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Director for Labour Market Enforcement will be appointed.

      Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December 2016 to Question 55692, for what reasons his Department did not consult small and...

      Groceries Code Adjudicator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the cap is on the turnover of businesses to be covered by the Groceries Adjudicator.

      Groceries Code Adjudicator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the (a) legal status is and (b) statutory powers are of the Groceries Adjudicator.

      Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish the Hendry Review of Tidal Lagoons; and if he will make a statement.

      Director of Labour Market Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which (a) workers' representatives groups and (b) trade unions were consulted by his Department during the drawing up...

      Labour Market

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of workers employed within sectors of the economy that the Government has...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to publish information on the gender pay gap among its employees.

      Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many businesses are operating within the (a) construction, (b) care homes, (c) hotels and (d) catering sectors in...

      Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to conduct a regional analysis of levels of unskilled migration and its effect on local wages.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Human Trafficking: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has for inclusion within negotiations on the UK leaving the EU the continuing participation by the UK in...

    • Gambia: Election Observers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with (a) the EU and (b) the government of the Gambia on the government of the Gambia's decision to...

      South Sudan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in South Sudan on (a) the role of the UN Mission in that country and (b)...

      Kenya: Money Laundering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the UK is taking to work with financial institutions in Kenya to safeguard against the laundering of the proceeds of...

      South Sudan: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has raised with the US administration an arms embargo on South Sudan since the outbreak of violence in that country...

      Islamic State: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has received reports of children of UK nationals being held in Iraq or Syria because their parents or a relative is...

      Israel: Courts Martial

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information the Government holds on whether any UK nationals sit as judges in Israeli military courts.

      Eritrea: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to Early Day Motion (EDM) 504 of Session 2015-16, Prisoners of Conscience in Eritrea, if he will meet with the...

      United Arab Emirates: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government plans to raise reports of human rights violations in the United Arab Emirates during the 2017 UK-UAE...

      United Arab Emirates: Rape

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British women were arrested for reporting rape in the United Arab Emirates (a) between 2011 and 2016 and (b) during 2016.

      Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 27 October 2016 to Question 49936, what the names are of the six projects funded through the...

      Israel: Bedouin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to his Department's news story on plans to demolish a Bedouin village in Israel, published on 23 November 2016,...

      Serbia: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he or his Department had with representatives of the Serbian newspaper Danas on his visit to Serbia on 11...

      Serbia: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 6 December 2016 to Question 55856, if he will publish any record made of discussions held during his...

      Norway: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he held discussions on the future of the UK fishing industry with the Norwegian Foreign Minister during his recent...

      Food: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he held discussions on the potential effect of tariffs on the seafood trade between Britain and Norway with the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants: Location

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what meetings have taken place between officials of his Department and Barclays representatives on the proposed move of 5,700 civil and public service...

    • List of Ministerial Responsibilities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when his Department plans to correct contact detail inaccuracies in the List of Ministerial Responsibilities published in October 2016.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans the Government has for reform of Government procurement after the UK leaves the EU.

      Digital Technology

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will list the digital transformation projects (a) ongoing and (b) planned.

      National Cyber Security Centre

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent progress has been made on the incorporation of the Cyber Information Sharing Partnership into the remit of the National Cyber Security Centre.

  • Attorney General

  • Department for International Development

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that its aid budget is (a) spent on the projects to which it is allocated and (b) not...

    • British Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much overseas development aid funding was provided to the British Council in each of the last six years by country.

      Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what financial contribution her Department has made to UNAIDS in each of the last five years; and what financial contribution her...

      Iraq: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2016 to Question 48999, what estimate she has made of the number of civilians injured during the...

  • Department for Education

    • Home Education: Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of elective home education for children from the traveller community; how many of those children...

    • Secondary Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of secondary school teachers are (a) male and (b) female.

      Teachers: Recuitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to attract people seeking a career change into the teaching profession.

      Primary Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of primary school teachers are (a) male and (b) female.

      University Technical Colleges: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of university technical college teachers are (a) male and (b) female.

      Teachers: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to attract men into the teaching profession.

      Free Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much public funding the Education Funding Agency expects to (a) successfully claw back and (b) fail to claw back from free schools which have...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department allocated from the public purse for the (a) London Schools Challenge and (b) Northern Powerhouse Schools Strategy.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the implications of the Social Mobility Commission's evaluation of the quality of apprenticeships as set out in its...

      Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what consideration her Department has given to (a) travel time and (b) the availability of public transport for pupils travelling to secondary school...

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful prosecutions Ofsted have brought against early years providers who did not take the action required in a...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the annual costs to charities of the apprenticeship levy.

      Ofsted: Disclosure Of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, on how many occasions in 2015 and 2016 Ofsted has required governors to sign a declaration that they will not share an Ofsted Report on their school...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Government plans to extend funding for maintained nursery schools beyond the two years proposed in her Department's consultation, Early...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will place copies of all responses received to the Government's consultation on early years funding in the Library.

      Pre-school Education: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans her Department has to (a) commission research into the early years gap in the north of England and (b) create an effective plan for closing...

      Postgraduate Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential effect on funding for postgraduate education courses of the UK leaving the EU; and if she will make a...

      Student Loans Company: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has for the future staffing of the Student Loans Company.

      Written Question: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to answer Question 54886, tabled on 24 November 2016 by the hon. Member for Copeland.

      Young People: Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what underspends there have been on the Youth Contract scheme in each of the last four years; and how any such underspends have been (a) allocated and...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the consultation on accelerated courses and switching university or degree is due to report; and whether there will be a debate in the House on...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions her Department has had with charities on the financial effect of the apprenticeship levy.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2016 to Question 48793, whether her Department requires foreign jurisdictions to meet human rights standards set...

    • Prisoner Escapes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners have (a) escaped and (b) absconded from prison by crime class order in each year since 2010.

      Pentonville Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) Band 3 to 5 Officers, (b) Operational Support Grade officers and (c) other grades have been employed at HM Prison Pentonville in each year...

      Prisoners: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of suicides which took place in prisons were by people who were not on the Assessment, Care in Custody and Teamwork...

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications were made to her Department to remit or reduce fees in exceptional circumstances under Article 7 of the First-tier Tribunal...

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information her Department holds on the racial and ethnic composition of tribunal users in each of the chambers of the First-tier Tribunal in each...

      Courts: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many appeals or applications were brought (a) in each of the two years before the increase and (b) in each of the two years after the increase for...

      Courts: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which courts have fees set at cost recovery levels.

      Ministry of Justice: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the contribution of the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to the Environmental Audit Committee on 25 October...

      Prison Officers Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to her oral contribution of 15 November 2016, Official Report, column 127, on meetings with the Prison Officers Association, what meeting...

      Money Claim Online

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reasons it is not possible to make a (a) non-fixed monetary amount and (b) personal injury claim using the Money Claim Online website.

      Gender Recognition: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to page 12 of the Government response to the First Report from the Women and Equalities Committee, Session 2015-16, on Transgender...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the prison population.

      Ministry of Justice: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of payments by her Department to small businesses are made on time and in accordance with the prompt payment code.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment her Department has made of causes of the increase in the prison population since 2004.

      Prisons: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to paragraph 5.17 of the Autumn Statement 2016, how much of the £500 million of extra funding to enable the recruitment of 2,500...

      Ministry of Justice: Personnel Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people employed in human resources roles in her Department have (a) prior experience and (b) qualifications in human resources.

      Universal Credit: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions appeal cases for hearing at tribunals have been adjourned as a result of the Department for Work and Pensions not providing...

      Prisons: Vandalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted of the offence of throwing any article or substance into a prison without authorisation since that offence came into...

      Survivors Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much funding her Department provided to the Survivors Trust in each year since 2009-10; and if she will publish all files related to that funding...

      Survivors (Hull and East Riding)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much funding her Department provided to Survivors (Hull and East Riding) in each year since 2009-10; and if she will publish all files related to...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Army Foundation College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many complaints about inappropriate relationships or conduct were made by (a) recruits and (b) parents of recruits about training staff at the Army...

    • Army Foundation College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what regulations are in place concerning sexual relationships between staff and recruits at the Army Foundation College, Harrogate; how such regulations...

      Army Foundation College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) personnel and (b) training staff based at Army Foundation College, Harrogate in each of the last 15 years had prior convictions for (i)...

      Army Foundation College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) training and (b) qualifications welfare staff at the Army Foundation College, Harrogate have in identifying signs of sexual abuse; and if he...

      Red Snapper Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 21 November 2016 to Question 52667, if he will provide a breakdown of expenses claimed by the 127 investigators employed by...

      Ministry of Defence: Personnel Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people employed in human resources roles in his Department have (a) prior experience and (b) qualifications in human resources.

      Iraq Historic Allegations Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the Government's plans are for the number of Iraq Historic Allegations Team investigators when the number of cases of that team is reduced to the...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the UK's capability to deploy (a) the Joint Precision Airdrop System and (b) comparable unmanned equipment for making...

      Astute Class Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which of the Astute class submarines are (a) available for operations, (b) being used for training, (c) preparing to deploy and (d) being refitted.

      Russia: Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many incursions by Russian submarines into UK waters there have been since 1 January 2016; and what the location was of such submarines.

      Ministry of Defence: Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many unpaid internships there are in his Department.

      Defence Equipment and Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make it his policy to increase parliamentary accountability of Defence Equipment and Support.

      War Widows: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many war widows who remarried between 1973 and 2005 have been denied compensation.

      CarillionAmey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has reimbursed CarillionAmey for the purchase of 3,000 boilers approved by DIO to ensure winter...

      RFA Tiderace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who is the designated patron of RFA Tiderace.

      Antiship Missiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending the in-service date for the GWS 60 Harpoon beyond 2018.

      Army: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the British Army began its scoping study into GCSE provision for trainees; when it plans for the findings of that study to be published; and if he...

      Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to deter Russian expansion in eastern Europe; and if he will make a statement.

      Defence: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with his NATO counterparts on the commitment to spend at least two per cent of GDP on defence.

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the timetable is for the Boeing P-8 Poseidon aircraft to be brought into operational service.

      Defence Equipment: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to encourage innovation by defence suppliers.

      RAF Odiham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he plans to take to improve accommodation at RAF Odiham in 2017.

      Syria: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support his Department is providing to the UN and other aid agencies to deliver humanitarian aid to people in Aleppo.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the effect on the public purse of childcare costs being excluded from household income for the...

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of government spend on the childcare costs element of universal credit in each of the next five years.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 6 December 2016 to Question 55470, if he will (a) make it his Department's policy to make regular contact with...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 6 December 2016 to Question 55887, how many full-time equivalent members of staff his Department has employed to...

      Motability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in the UK have had their eligibility for the motability scheme revoked before (a) mandatory reconsideration and (b) final...

      Impact on Employment Outcomes of Drug or Alcohol Addiction and Obesity Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost to the public purse was of the independent review into drug and alcohol addiction, and obesity; effects on employment outcomes,...

      Bereavement Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will harmonise the eligibility rules for civilian and non-civilian widows entitlement to Bereaved Parents Allowance if a widower decides...

      Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to promote Marriage Week in February 2017.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 6 December 2016 to Question 55851, on universal credit, whether his Department has made an assessment of the...

      Universal Credit: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure sufficient information relating to claimants is provided for appeal cases for hearing at...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to support vulnerable claimants with mental health issues sanctioned during the Christmas period when job...

      Disability Living Allowance: Garston and Halewood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Garston and Halewood constituency who were in receipt of disability living allowance (DLA) have had their application for...

      Housing Benefit: Hostels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 10 November 2016 to Question 51735, on housing benefit: hotels, whether the reference in that Answer to current...

      Motability: Garston and Halewood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Garston and Halewood constituency have had a Motability vehicle in each year since 2010.

      Disability Living Allowance: Garston and Halewood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Garston and Halewood constituency have been in receipt of disability living allowance each year since 2010.

      Work Capability Assessment: Garston and Halewood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people of working age in Garston and Halewood constituency have had a work capability assessment in each year since 2010; and how...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the (a) lowest, (b) average and (c) largest loss of household income under the lower benefit cap for families (i)...

      Pensions: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2016 to Question 55219, for what reason he has not made an assessment of trends in the incidence of...

      Social Security Benefits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Scotland claiming (a) disability living allowance and (b) carer's allowance have been affected by the 84-day rule in each...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Birds of Prey: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many pairs of hen harriers nested in the Bowland Fells and North Pennine Moors special protection areas for birds in...

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Personnel Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people employed in human resources roles in her Department have (a) prior experience and (b) qualifications in...

      Diesel Engines: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of proposals to limit emissions from diesel generators on the bio power...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons Natural England requires a breakdown of spending from companies set up by farmers to carry out trial badger...

      Furs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the (a) number and (b) type of animal furs and skins which were seized after being imported...

      Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the number of import permits granted in each of the last five years; and if she will make a...

      Furs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the (a) number and (b) type of animal furs and skins which were imported for sale in each of...

      Dairy Products: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to introduce food labelling for pasture-based milk and dairy products.

      Packaging: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of packaging waste was recycled or recovered in each year since 2010.

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with representatives of the insurance industry on creating a flood insurance scheme for businesses.

      Salmon: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made in implementing the recommendations of the report, Salmon five point approach - restoring salmon...

      Milk: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much liquid milk was imported into the UK in 2015.

      Droughts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the low levels of rainfall in the South of England in the last six months, what discussions she has had...

      Agriculture: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to ensure that there is no shortfall in the number of people will adequate skills to take up jobs...

  • Home Office

    • War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the number of suspected war criminals in the UK.

    • Naturalisation: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of reducing the fees for naturalisation applications from EEA nationals as a result of...

      Deportation: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many appeals lodged between July 2014 and July 2016 on Article 8 grounds against deportation decisions for non-EEA nationals were...

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reports her Department has received of whaling fraud since 2010; and what estimate the Government has made of the cost of such...

      Visas: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 14 November 2016 to Question 51923, if she will place a copy of her Department's guidance on (a) the genuine...

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to the public purse has been to date of updating the warning index and Semaphore systems.

      Sexual Offences: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to tackle crimes connected with the use of dating apps.

      Counter-terrorism: South Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what financial resources the Government committed to support the (a) civilian and (b) military components of Operation Temperer in each of...

      Gangmasters Licensing Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Gangmasters Licensing Authority Annual Report and Accounts 2015-16 will be laid before the House.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made, or modelling her Department has carried out, of the potential effect of achieving the Government's net...

      Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 6 December 2016 to Question 55224, how many incidents of hate crime were recorded in 2014-15.

      Crime: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce rural crime.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions in each month between 1 January 2015 and 30 November 2016 UK Visas and Immigration placed visas in the wrong...

      Bombings: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2016 to Question 49945, how the police are funding their legal representation in connection with the...

      Criminal Proceedings: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 8 November 2016 to Question 51510, on criminal proceedings: mental illness, if she will ensure that appropriate...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the proportion of women affected by domestic abuse; and if she will make a statement.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to reply to Question 50684, tabled by the hon. Member for North Swindon on 27 October 2016.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the total amount spent by her Department in each of the last five years on ending domestic violence; and if...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of trends in the prevalence of domestic violence over the last decade; and if she will make a statement.

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2016 to Question 49635, on Travellers: caravan sites, what guidance her Department provides to the...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress her Department has made on evaluation of the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme; and if she will make a statement.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many civil servants are working on the Violence against Women and Girls Strategy 2016-20; and if she will make a statement.

      Asylum: Hostels

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in which (a) local authority areas and (b) Parliamentary constituencies asylum hostels are located.

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

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of the time taken to ratify the Istanbul Convention on women who have experienced domestic,...

  • HM Treasury

    • Revenue and Customs: Contracts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many contracts to private companies HM Revenue and Customs has awarded in the last five years; and to which companies those contracts were awarded.

    • Revenue and Customs: Welsh Language

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Government has made of the potential effect of HM Revenue and Customs centre closures on access to services in Welsh.

      Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on the reported dash for cash policy relating to senior managers at the Royal Bank of Scotland.

      National Productivity Investment Fund

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2016 to Question 55190, what estimate he has made of the proportion of spending from the National Productivity...

      Treasury: Personnel Management

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people employed in human resources roles in his Department have (a) prior experience and (b) qualifications in human resources.

      Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the change required in the (a) cost and (b) number of personnel required for customs administration if the UK departs the (i)...

      Cider: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to increase duty paid on white cider products.

      Unpaid Taxes

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress his Department has made in recovering unpaid taxes following publication of the Panama papers.

      Treasury: Work Experience

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many unpaid internships there are in his Department.

      Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his Department's policy paper, entitled Soft Drinks Industry Levy, published on 5 December 2016, what the alternative levy free options...

      Economic Policy: Channel Islands

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2016 to Question 54118, what assessment his Department has made of the net benefit to the UK economy of Jersey and...

      Sharing Economy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the ruling of the Employment Tribunal on Aslam and others vs Uber of 28 October 2016, case number 2202550/2015, relating to the employment...

      Fossil Fuels: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of how much proposed simplification of reporting processes for petroleum revenue tax will save oil and gas companies each year.

      Fossil Fuels: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when new reporting processes to reduce the administrative costs of petroleum revenue tax for oil and gas companies are planned to come into effect.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 2 December 2016 to Question 55382, on what date the powers of the Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates)...

      LIBOR: Fines

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his Department's announcement in 2012 on the proceeds from LIBOR fines to be used to support charities and related good causes, how much...

      Drugs: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the Government will take steps to ensure that the proceeds of fines imposed by the Competition and Markets Authority on pharmaceutical companies will be...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 21 November 2016 to Question 53451, what estimate he has made of the amount of those potential legal costs.

    • Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, which international treaties the UK will remain bound by after the UK has left the EU.

      Infrastructure: Liverpool City Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what estimate he has made of the potential effect on European structural funding in Merseyside and Halton of the UK leaving the EU.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many unpaid internships there are in his Department.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many third party (a) consultants and (b) consultancy companies have been commissioned by his Department since it was established;...

      Fisheries: Norway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether he discussed the future of the UK fishing industry with the Norwegian Foreign Minister during his recent visit to the UK.

      Food: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether he had discussions on the potential effect of tariffs on the seafood trade between Britain and Norway with the Norwegian...

      European Economic Area: Membership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what the Government's policy is on whether Article 127 of the EEA agreement should be triggered.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Food: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether he held discussions on the potential effect of tariffs on the seafood trade between Britain and Norway with the Norwegian Foreign...

    • Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to his oral evidence to the European Scrutiny Committee on 26 October 2016, on Parliamentary Scrutiny of EU Trade Deal:...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Arts: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent estimate she has made of the number of people working in the creative industries whose jobs are linked to Channel 4, but...

    • Channel Four

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2016 to Question 40504, whether she has held any meetings with her Ministerial colleagues on options...

      Arts: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with Ministers of HM Treasury on the potential effect on freelance creative workers of HM Revenue and...

      Internet: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to encourage secure web programming among web developers, software and hardware vendors and site administrators.

      Channel Four Television: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what meetings (a) she, (b) Ministers of her Department and (c) officials of her Department have had with each of the candidates...

      Mobile Phones: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential effect on European mobile data roaming charges for UK citizens of the UK leaving the EU;...

  • Department of Health

    • Community Hospitals: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many community hospital beds are currently available in Dorset; and for which locations are there plans to increase the number of community beds...

    • NHS: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the extent of rota gaps across the NHS workforce.

      Doctors: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of doctors working in NHS hospitals who do not have access to (a) rest facilities and (b) food and drink...

      Doctors: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of administrative tasks undertaken by hospital doctors.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he had made of the level of regional variation in smoking prevalences across England; and whether the Government plans to take steps to...

      NHS: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent forecast his Department has made of the level of deficit in (a) NHS providers and (b) clinical commissioning groups in 2016-17.

      Babies: Streptococcus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the proportion of babies with group B streptococus infection that (a) die and (b) develop long-term health...

      Babies: Streptococcus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of treating a baby with group B streptococus infection.

      Streptococcus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of (a) an enriched culture medium test performed in an NHS hospital and (b) processing a home-testing...

      Accidents: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the amount recovered from third party insurers for NHS treatment in each of the last five years for which figures are...

      Streptococcus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the proportion of adults who carry group B streptococus.

      Pregnancy: Streptococcus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of treating pregnant women who carry the group B streptococcus with antibiotics during...

      Babies: Streptococcus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of babies who don't receive preventative medicine who then go on to develop group B streptococus...

      Babies: Streptococcus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what comparative assessment he has made of the change in the rate of babies becoming infected with group B streptococus in the UK relative to the change...

      Wheelchairs: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people wait more than (a) three, (b) six and (c) 12 months to receive a wheelchair through the NHS.

      Streptococcus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the relative effectiveness of the enriched culture medium test and the common all-purpose test in diagnosing...

      Babies: Meningitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in new-born babies.

      Pregnancy: Streptococcus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of using intravenous antibiotics in preventing the transmission of group B streptococcus...

      Streptococcus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions Ministers of his Department have had with the group B streptococcus support group on testing for that infection.

      Babies: Streptococcus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list for (a) new-born babies and (b) babies aged between seven and 90 days the signs of group B streptococcus infection.

      Pregnancy: Streptococcus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what cost-benefit assessment he has made of detecting group B streptococcus during pregnancy.

      Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been diagnosed as having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in each of the last five years.

      Respiratory System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will produce a respiratory strategy for the NHS.

      Care Homes: Risk Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many care home providers the Care Quality Commission has held risk assessment meetings with since April 2015.

      Care Homes: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many regulated care home providers have handed back contracts to local authorities in each of the last three years.

      Care Homes: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many care homes inspected by the Care Quality Commission in 2015-16 did not meet the requirements as set out in Regulation 13 of the Care Quality...

      Food: Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he intends to bring forward legislative proposals making it compulsory for restaurants and catering outlets to publicly display their food hygiene...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department will take to ensure that clinical commissioning groups follow criteria for surgical interventions in the NICE clinical...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable is for all clinical commissioning groups to be responsible for commissioning Tier 4 Specialised Complex Obesity Services after the...

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimate he has made of the average cost to the NHS of each day of delayed discharge.

      Surgery: Eligibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of the extent to which clinical commissioning groups are rationing treatments by restricting access to routine surgery for...

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many residents of care homes had an emergency admission to a hospital in 2015-16.

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to abolish student bursaries for degree courses in the nursing, midwifery and allied health...

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2016 to Question 49729, what changes there were in the level of capacity available between 2010 and 2014.

      Dermatology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place a list of NHS providers with whom NHS England holds contracts to provide specialist dermatology services in the Library.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what NHS England's policy is on the approval of Individual Funding Requests for an unlicensed indication where there is a licensed NICE-recommended...

      Health Services: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the transaction costs of the (a) internal and (b) external market to health services in each of the last three years.

      Health Services: Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the expenditure on competition and corporate lawyers by health services in each of the last three years.

      Health Services: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the expenditure on tendering and bidding processes by health services in each of the last three years.

      Health Services: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the differences are between the Cold Weather Plan 2016 and the Cold Weather Plan 2015.

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that the effect on the NHS of the UK leaving the EU is not adverse.

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to develop a national hepatitis C elimination strategy.

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 12 October 2016 to Question 47601, whether NICE's planned review of its processes and systems in 2017 will include its...

      Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what mechanisms there are to ensure that local authorities and clinical commissioning groups meet their statutory duty to provide free aftercare under...

      Neuromuscular Disorders: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to increase psychological support for adults with muscle-wasting conditions in south Yorkshire.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital bed days there were for people with a (a) primary and (b) secondary diagnosis of dementia in each of the last 10 years.

      Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital bed days there were for people with a (a) primary and (b) secondary diagnosis of malnutrition in each of the last 10 years.

      Dementia and Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital bed days there were for people with a primary diagnosis of malnutrition and a secondary diagnosis of dementia in each of the last 10 years.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many emergency hospital admissions there were of people with a (a) primary and (b) secondary diagnosis of dementia in each of the last 10 years.

      Antidepressants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prescriptions for antidepressants by (a) drug and (b) dose have been dispensed in each year since 2010.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2016 to Question 54960, what the outturn was for specialist commissioning of tier four child and adolescent mental...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2016 to Question 54960, what the outturn was for specialist commissioning of eating disorder units in (a) 2014-15...

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to allow the abolition of bursaries for students attending degree courses in nursing, midwifery and...

      Mental Health Services: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December 2016 to Question 55779, what areas of funding in the bespoke data collection contributed to the £3.4 billion...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equality and Human Rights Commission: Finance

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the expected budget is of the Equality and Human Rights Commission for each of the next three years.

    • Equality and Human Rights Commission: Publicity

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how much her Department spent on advertising the services provided by the Equality and Human Rights Commission in each year since 2010.

      LGBT People: Bullying

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent steps the Government has taken to tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying; and if she will make a statement.

  • Department for Transport

    • Cycling: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider withdrawing the latest THINK video, which warns cyclists about the dangers of left-turning lorries, and replace it with a video...

    • Driving: Mobile Phones

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what research they have conducted, and what discussions they have had with mobile phone providers, about the inclusion of software in mobile phones that...

      Dangerous Driving

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to review the law relating to being found not guilty by reason of insanity of the crime of causing death by dangerous driving with a view...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Social Services: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria they are using to determine how funds for social care to which local authorities have access will be allocated over the remainder of this...

    • Social Services: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which local authorities will receive resources from the Better Care Fund in order to provide social care.

      Home Ownership Incentive Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the level of take-up, and effectiveness, of (1) the Help to Buy, (2) the Starter Homes, and (3) other shared ownership, schemes.

      World War II: Genocide

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 14 September (HL Deb, col 1457), whether they will provide more details regarding how the...

      Housing and Planning Act 2016

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which sections of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 are not yet in force; and when they intend to bring those sections into force.

      Housing and Planning Act 2016

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, under the Housing and Planning Act 2016, (1) which orders and regulations have been made or have been laid before Parliament, and what is their timetable...

      Right to Buy Scheme: Housing Associations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 28 November (HL3302), what discussions they are having with local authorities as the funders...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Plutonium

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the decision on a long-term plan for the UK’s plutonium stockpile will be made.

    • Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 26 June 2013 (WA139) and the briefing paper by the Chief Scientist of the Met Office Statistical Models...

      Energy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to publish a further update to their Community Energy Strategy; and if so, when.

      Community Energy Contact Group

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many meetings of the Community Energy Contact Group there have been this year; and whether the minutes of those meetings have been published online.

      Solar Power

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many community energy photovoltaic (PV) installations have been installed each year since 2012; what capacity has been produced by those installations in...

      Energy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impacts on the growth of community energy projects of changes to the Feed-in Tariff scheme and the removal of tax...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to reintroduce pre-registration of Feed-in Tariffs for communities and schools.

      UK EU Life Sciences Transition Programme Steering Group

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 21 November (HL Deb, col 1725) concerning the UK EU Life Sciences Steering group, (1) who are the members...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their commitment that any assistance to Nissan would be provided in compliance with state aid and World Trade Organisation rules and kept...

      Nissan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, before submitting notice of intention to leave the EU under Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon, they will publish the terms of the support and...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the reports of crimes against humanity in Rakhine state in Burma which have resulted in the estimated deaths of hundreds of the...

    • Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to reports that Burma has denied basic rights to the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma to citizenship, marriage, worship, and education.

      State Visits

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what visits by international heads of state are actively being considered over the next 12 months.

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 14 November (HL2815) and following her meeting with Burma’s Minister of Defence,...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment has been made of the current levels of Civil Service personnel and of their ability to manage the Brexit process.

  • Department for International Development

    • Rwanda: Droughts

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to provide food aid to those affected by the drought in Eastern Rwanda.

    • Uganda: HIV Infection

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they have assessed the effectiveness of the UK's support for HIV programmes in Uganda; and to what extent they are channelling their efforts through...

  • Department for Education

    • Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 16 November (HL Deb, col 1417) concerning the pilot project being undertaken by the Department of Health...

    • Mental Health: Health Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 16 November (HL Deb, col 1417) concerning PSHE guidance on mental health teaching, what resources and...

      Art History: GCE A-level

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 3 November (HL Deb, col 844), whether there have been any further developments concerning the future...

      Higher Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a report will be published from the call for evidence on accelerated courses and switching university or degree.

      European Union: Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 24 November (HL3233) concerning EU information to schools and other educational establishments, what action...

      Apprentices: Social Enterprises

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to support social enterprise training providers to improve social mobility through apprenticeship programmes.

      Archaeology: GCE A-level

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are having discussions with examination boards about the possible continuation of the Archaeology A-level.

      Ofqual: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the source of funding for Ofqual; whether it levies fees and charges; and if so, (1) under what authority, (2) against whom, and (3) what mechanisms...

  • Ministry of Justice

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Radio Frequencies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 17 November (HL3043), whether a contingency plan for the Programme Making and Special Events sector...

    • Radio Frequencies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 17 November (HL3046), what has been the reaction of the French, German and Dutch regulators to the...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Jobcentre Plus: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 24 June 2015 (HL542), when the guidance referred to in that Answer was published and what steps have been...

    • Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to involve children and young people in any initiatives to tackle the root causes of poverty.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Oilseed Rape: Neonicotinoids

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why farmers have been permitted to apply neonicotinoid pesticides to oilseed rape as a spray but not as a seed dressing.

    • Hill Farming: Lake District

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the contribution by hill farmers in the Lake District to preserving and improving the environment.

      Hill Farming: Lake District

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the contribution of hill farmers in the Lake District to the welfare and long-term conservation of heritage sheep breeds.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration Controls

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are giving consideration to the establishment of variable immigration rules to take account of the specific needs of the agricultural and food...

    • Entry Clearances

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many entry clearance visa applications have been received in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Terrorism: Stop and Search

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many arrests have been made as a result of the exercise of powers to stop and search under the Terrorism Act 2006 in each of the last three years for...

      Universities: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 11 November (HL2631), how they define "best"; and which universities they claim to be "best".

      Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government who will select the refugees coming to the UK as part of the Government's pledge to welcome 20,000 refugees by May 2020.

      Refugees: English Language

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that English language tuition is available in refugee camps in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and the Greek islands to assist...

      Refugees: Employment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to revise their immigration policy so that refugees welcomed to the UK are able immediately to earn a living.

      Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 21 November (HL3027), how many persons have been admitted to the UK so far in 2016 under...

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 1 December (HL3335), and in the light of the inclusion in the vulnerability criteria of...

      Supreme Court: Security

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied that, in co-operation with the Metropolitan Police, they have made adequate arrangements to safeguard public order and security in...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to establish a group of government experts at the forthcoming Review Conference on the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons to...

    • Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the threat to UK interests of the development of virtual autonomous weapons systems across the world; and what part effective...

  • HM Treasury

    • Economic Growth: Forecasts

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the growth forecasts made by the Office for Budget Responsibility since 2010; and what assessment they have made of the accuracy of each of those...

    • Debts

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to address the level of household debt, the rate at which it is increasing, and the multiple it represents of annual household income.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Stormont House Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether all the provisions of A Fresh Start: The Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan signed in November 2015 have been put into effect.

  • Department of Health

    • In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recent study by Oxford University into in vitro fertilisation "add-on" procedures that are routinely offered by private...

    • Health Professions: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Brexit on the bursary proposals for healthcare students; and whether they intend to revise their assessment...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of children and young people referred to child and adolescent mental health services in England were not allocated a service in...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the average waiting time for children and young people who were referred to child and adolescent mental health services in England in 2015–16.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of Tier 4 inpatients' beds are within one hour’s drive from the place of referral.

      Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government for which specific conditions terminations under section 1(1)(d) of the Abortion Act 1967, either alone or in conjunction with other paragraphs of subsection...

      Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of section (1)(1)(d) of the Abortion Act 1967 on the mental health and wellbeing of people living with a disability.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many referrals to the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme were recorded as ended in each clinical commissioning group area in each...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many persons referred to the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme moved to recovery after completing (1) only high intensity treatment,...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many persons referred to the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme reliably improved after receiving (1) only high intensity treatment,...

      Nurses: Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they had with universities providing graduate courses in nursing, prior to announcing plans for new degree-level nurse apprenticeships.

      Mental Illness: Children and Young People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to publish a full update of the 2004 Office for National Statistics prevalence study of mental health problems in children and young people.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of patients who are children and young people admitted under Tier 4 do not make a recovery.

      Down's Syndrome

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists' submission to the UK National Screening Committee concerning the case for...

      Pregnancy: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 22 November (HL3127), how the UK National Screening Committee, in making its recommendation on 15...

      Pregnancy: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the assessment by the Nuffield Centre for Bioethics of the ethical implications of the introduction of the new non-invasive prenatal test to...

      Pregnancy: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the NHS is being, or will be, charged for the use of non-invasive prenatal testing technology by technology providers; and if so, what is their...

      Pregnancy: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 22 November (HL3127), and in the light of the failure by the Secretary of State for Health to...

      Infant Mortality

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take regarding the multi-agency guidelines for care and investigation relating to sudden unexpected deaths in infancy and...

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