Written answers

Monday, 19 December 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • South West Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the causes of signal and power failures on the South West main line between Woking and Eastleigh on 6...

    • Motor Vehicles: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to announce his final decision on implementing changes to the exemption from compulsory annual roadworthiness testing for vehicles of...

      Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much from the public purse is allocated to rail electrification in each NUTS 1 region of the country in each of the next five years; and how many...

      Highway Code

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to update the Highways Code; and if he will make a statement.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Eddisbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Health and Safety Inspectorate has been contacted in relation to the rate refinement proposals in Eddisbury constituency.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Eddisbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many properties in Eddisbury constituency are in a (a) safeguarded area, (b) rural support zone and (c) homeowner payment zone.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the research survey of the UK rail customers undertaken by Future Thinking on behalf of HS2 Ltd, how many passengers have been...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 4 May 2016 to Question 35401, if he will place a copy of the modelling report from Heriot-Watt University of the...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to ensure that future franchises which incorporate reforms to the structure of the railways integrating Network Rail will...

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the costs were to the public purse of the KPMG report into commercial opportunities for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency; and if he will make a...

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place an unredacted copy of the KPMG report into commercial opportunities for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency commissioned by his...

      Railways: Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Network Rail on the implications of section 85 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 for the placement of...

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Great Western Rail and South Western franchises will be included in his Department's proposals for shared responsibility with Network Rail.

      B5345

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many applications have been made for the installation of permanent traffic lights on the B5345 (Whitehaven) in the last five years.

      Public Transport: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department issues on the provision of alternative transport services for elderly people when bus services are removed.

      Bus Services: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has power to intervene when bus companies terminate contracts without consultation.

      Public Transport: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the effect on elderly people of the 400 metre accessibility standard used by Transport for West Midlands.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department has issued on accessibility standards for bus provision.

      Driving under Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to ensure that drivers living south of the Scottish Border are aware of the different drink driving limit in Scotland.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the percentage gap in earnings is between the pay of full-time staff in the highest pay grade in his Department and average full-time pay in that...

    • Ministry of Defence: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the percentage gap in earnings is between the highest-paid and lowest-paid full-time employee in his Department.

      Ministry of Defence: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what measures his Department has in place to support those of its staff who have mental health problems.

      RFA Tiderace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2016 to Question 56629, what the cost to the public purse was of transporting both the UK Chief of Defence Materiel...

      Veterans: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions his Department has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on steps to ensure 24 hour-a-day help from veterans' charities and helplines...

      AWE: Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Oral Answer by the Leader of the House on 7 December 2016, Q9, Official Report, column 211-2, on how many occasions (a) he and (b) his...

      HMS Tamar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department expects to be the duties of HMS Tamar, announced for construction on 8 December 2016.

      Scottish Medicines Consortium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he (a) has held and (b) plans to hold discussions with the Scottish Medicines Consortium as part of an engagement process on changes to the drugs...

      Armed Forces: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what comparative assessment he has made of the proportion of personnel presenting for care in connection with mental health issues among (a) the general...

      Ministry of Defence: Dubai

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the establishment is to be of the new British Defence Staff in Dubai; and when that staff will be stood up.

      Type 31 Frigates: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment the Government has undertaken of potential export sales for the Type 31 frigate; and if he will publish the evidential basis which...

      Iron and Steel: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department plans to report on the proportion of UK steel being procured through contracts as set out in government policy.

      Burma: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what funds the Government has allocated to training programmes for the Burmese army in each of the last five years.

      Reserve Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to include Reserve troops in overseas training missions.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what regular and Territorial Army units are stationed at (a) Bulford, (b) Tidworth, (c) Aldershot, (d) Catterick and (e) Colchester.

      HMS Tamar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Government will decide in which port HMS Tamar will be based.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Unified Patent Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what due consideration was given to alternatives to the Unified Patent Court before the announcement of the proposed...

    • Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate he has made of the number of workforce representatives on the boards of UK PLCs.

      Industry: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to develop a coastal industrial strategy with regard to (a) renewable energy, (b)...

      Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to consult on the recommendations of the Hendry review into tidal lagoons before a...

      Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the proportion of known fossil fuels which need to be left in the ground to prevent global...

      Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the extent to which the recommendations of the report by the Executive Office of the...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the percentage gap in earnings is between the highest-paid and lowest-paid full-time employee in his Department.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to include worker representation on its departmental board.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the percentage gap in earnings is between the pay of full-time staff in the highest pay grade in his Department...

      Coal Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent representations he has received on the potential removal of coal-powered electricity generation from the...

      Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much he plans to financially invest in the steel industry in the UK in the next three years; and what plans he has...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people are classified as fuel poor in (a) Wansbeck constituency, (b) North East England and (c) the UK.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what measures his Department has in place to support those of its staff who have mental health problems.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people are registered as using a pre-payment meter to access their electricity and other utilities in (a)...

      Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he had with Dame Julia Slingo in advance of her standing down from the Scientific Advice Mechanism...

      Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the European Commission on appointing a UK scientist to the Scientific Advice...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many civil service apprentices have been appointed by his Department since it was created.

      Manufacturing Industries: Trade Competitiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to (a) expedite the Government's application to the European Commission to exempt...

      Fuels: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what (a) mechanisms and (b) monitoring systems are in place to ensure that fuel pumps at filling stations deliver the...

      Innovate UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what Innovate UK's budget (a) was in each of the last five financial years and (b) will be in each of the next four...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what public appointments he has made in 2016.

      UK Shared Business Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his plans are for the future of UK Shared Business Services Ltd; and if he will make a statement.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what annual staff surveys are carried out at the (a) Competition and Markets Authority, (b) Land Registry and (c)...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the cost of using external agencies for recruitment of senior civil service posts in (a)...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much (a) his Department, (b) the former Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and (c) the former...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many non-payroll staff are employed by his Department; and how many such staff were employed by the former...

      Dementia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on continued freedom of movement...

      Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has for the implementation of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund; and how that fund will be funded.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many staff are seconded to his Department; and from where those staff have been seconded.

      Iron and Steel: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Government plans to commence reporting on UK steel content in relation to procurement by its departments.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: iNHouse Communications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has awarded any commercial contracts to iNHouse Communications Ltd in the last five years.

      Post Offices: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 15 November 2016 to Question 53052, when he expects the Member for Sheffield, Brightside and...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his Department's annual spend is on salaries for staff in press and communications roles; and how much was spent...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Papua New Guinea: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support the peace process in Papua New Guinea.

    • Trans-Dniestr

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help resolve the frozen conflict in Trans-Dneister.

      West Africa: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance his Department provides towards helping the peace process in the Mano River region.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of the £26 million, referred to in paragraph 3.34 of the Autumn Statement 2016, to recruit additional...

      Uganda: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of whether the arrest of King Charles Mumbere of Rwenzururu by the Ugandan...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that people who have violated international humanitarian law in Syria will be brought to...

      Ghana: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support the Government is providing to the government of Ghana.

      Ghana: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions the Government has had with the Ghanaian government since the general election in that country on 7 December 2016.

      Uganda: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the (a) arrest of King Charles Mumbere of Rwenzururu in Uganda, (b) implementation of human...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Brexit: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions his Department has had with the Irish government on the rights of Irish citizens in Northern Ireland after the UK leaves the EU.

    • Common Travel Area

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what his policy is on maintaining the Common Travel Area border between the UK and the Republic of Ireland following the UK leaving the EU; and...

      Lough Foyle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2016 to Question 56613, whether the Government has had recent discussions with the government of the...

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Pay

      To ask the Attorney General, what the percentage gap in earnings is between the highest-paid and lowest-paid full-time employee in the Law Officers' Departments.

    • Attorney General: Staff

      To ask the Attorney General, what plans the Law Officers' Departments have to include worker representation on its departmental board.

      Rolls Royce: Corruption

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2016 to Question 49510, from whom the Serious Fraud Office first received information concerning allegations of bribery and...

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the percentage gap in earnings is between the pay of full-time staff in the highest pay grade in her Department and average...

    • Department for International Development: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the percentage gap in earnings is between the highest-paid and lowest-paid full-time employee in her Department.

      Uganda: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what organisations received UK Aid Direct International Development funding for projects in Uganda in each of the last three years.

      Bangladesh: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to build climate resilience in Bangladesh.

      Ethiopia: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to build climate resilience in Ethiopia.

      Kenya: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to build climate resilience in Kenya.

  • Department for Education

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Skills in the Technical and Further Education Public Bill Committee on 29...

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprenticeship standards relate to skills for which there are shortages in the green economy.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 14 November 2016 to Question 52226, for what reason there is no requirement to outline a typical career progression or...

      Pupils: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what representations her Department has received on the availability and regularity of bus services for pupils travelling for Halewood to Cronton...

      Academies: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues and other stakeholders on increasing the role played by Premier League and Football League teams...

      Skills Funding Agency: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has for the future staffing of the Skills Funding Agency.

      Apprenticeship Delivery Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the process is for appointing the advisory panel of apprentices for the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education; and how she plans...

      Institute for Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which locations her Department is assessing the potential merits of for the Institute of Apprentices.

      Lifelong Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to paragraph 1.102 of Budget 2016, what the planned timescale is for the review of Lifelong Learning.

      Children: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children living in (a) Wansbeck constituency and (b) the North East of England and (c) England received free school meals in each of the last...

      Primary Education: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding has been allocated to the Primary PE and Sport Premium in (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15, (c) 2015-16 and (d) 2016-17.

      Faith Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the implications of the Education Policy Institute report, entitled Faith Schools, pupil performance and social...

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans her Department has to monitor the quality of new Education Funding Agency-funded school building stock in relation to (a) the health and...

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans her Department has to improve communications between schools, the Education Funding Agency and contractors as a result of the findings of...

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans her Department has to permit more flexibility in the rules governing the design and size of new schools to allow for the best possible use...

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans her Department has to adopt a smarter approach to the use of building management equipment that controls the internal environment of modern...

      School Meals: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that academies and free schools meet the School Food Standards.

      Teachers: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the retention rate is for newly qualified teachers who were recorded in service between November 2014 and November 2015; and how many such...

      Teachers: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teacher vacancies there are in each (a) phase and (b) region.

      Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) primary and (b) secondary school pupils were taught in classes of 31 or more pupils in 2016.

      Sixth Form Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average GCSE score is of students currently enrolled at (a) sixth form colleges and (b) school and academy sixth forms in England.

      Sixth Form Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of students enrolled at (a) sixth form colleges and (b) school and academy sixth forms in December 2016 were eligible for free school...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many applicants for student finance for the 2016-17 academic year are still awaiting a decision; and how many of those applicants are awaiting an...

      Educational Institutions: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which (a) schools and (b) other educational institutions she has visited since taking office.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the average cost of converting a local authority maintained school to an academy.

      Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many academy trusts made related-party transactions in the last financial year for which data is available.

      Schools: Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many independent schools sponsor state schools.

      Academies: Headteachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many academy headteachers earn more than the Prime Minister.

      University Technical Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to help prevent further closures of university technical colleges.

      Department for Education: Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department spent on communications and media staff in (a) 2015 and (b) 2016; and how much her Department expects to have spent on such...

      Pre-school Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children are in the lowest-attaining (a) 18.6 and (b) 21.5 per cent within the early years foundation stage profile; and how many such...

      Schools: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2016 to Question 55853, who records the cost of school closures.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many academy conversions her Department expects to have been completed between 1 January 2016 and 1 January 2017.

      Penn School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions she has had with (a) the Education Funding Agency and (b) other statutory bodies about the future use of the former Penn...

      Department for Education: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many civil service apprentices her Department has appointed since the civil service apprenticeship scheme was created.

      Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to her oral contribution on 14 December 2016, Official Report, column 797, whether the commitment to protect the pupil premium at...

      Teachers: Graduates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to encourage graduates with a first class degree into the teaching profession; and if she will make a statement.

      Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many inspections have been undertaken by Ofsted into the effective use of the Early Years Pupil Premium by providers in each year since that...

      Pre-school Education: Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how her Department monitors the effective use of the Early Years Pupil Premium by childcare providers.

      Grammar Schools: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the School Food Standards will be made mandatory for new grammar schools.

      Grammar Schools: Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential effect on social mobility of proposed changes to the Government's policy on selective schools.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress the Government is making on ensuring that funding is fairly distributed to schools across England.

      Higher Education: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential effect on higher education research funding of the UK's decision to leave the EU.

      Schools: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on protecting vulnerable schools from flooding.

      Teachers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the projected number of teachers required to meet demand in England in each of the next three years.

      Church Schools: Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of Roman Catholic schools in contributing to social cohesion.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Bedford Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) prisoners have been removed from and (b) cells require repair in HMP Bedford after the disturbance on 6 November 2016.

    • Matrimonial Proceedings: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if she will publish any assessment her Department has made of the effect of reduction in legal aid on the ability of those with low incomes to afford...

      Judiciary: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what training is provided to magistrates and judges in Greater London on understanding the nature and effect of domestic abuse and of coercive and...

      Nuisance: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance is issued to the Crown Prosecution Service and Crown Court judges on sentences for the offence of public nuisance; and how many guilty...

      Guardianship: Powers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress her Department is making on introducing guardianship powers for families of missing relatives; and if she will make a statement.

  • Prime Minister

    • Prime Minister: Christmas Cards

      To ask the Prime Minister, how much 10 Downing Street has spent on (a) Christmas cards and (b) postage of Christmas cards in December 2016 to date.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Charities: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many registered charities there were based in (a) Hull and (b) the East Riding of Yorkshire in each year since 2009-10.

    • Social Networking: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions her Department has had with teachers and other education providers on training for teachers on issues raised by...

      Sky: 21st Century Fox

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how she plans to notify hon. Members immediately in the event that 21st Century Fox gives her formal notification of its takeover bid...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much of the additional £100 million funding for employment support announced in Summer Budget 2015 and referred in the Work, health...

    • Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on what the additional £100 million funding for employment support announced in Summer Budget 2015 and referred in the Work, health and...

      Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 31 October 2016 to Question 50529, which 12 local authorities the Government has been working with to help develop...

      Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 31 October 2016 to Question 50529, what plans his Department has to carry out a review of the link between poor...

      Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 31 October 2016 to Question 50529, how much is being allocated for the bid process for contracts to deliver targeted...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the rate of error in his Department's decisions on benefit sanctions; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Farmers: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 6 December 2016 to Question 55821, if she will make it her policy to provide support to farmers...

    • Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations her Department has received on introducing a ban on supermarkets destroying or disposing of unsold...

      Biodiversity: British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy to match EU funding for biodiversity projects in the UK after the UK leaves the EU.

      Packaging: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2016 to Question 56277, when she expects data on the proportion of packaging waste...

      Flood Control: Lancaster

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding has been allocated to Lancashire for flood defences since December 2015.

      Soil: Carbon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to collect soil organic carbon level data on farms.

      Wind Power: Birds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information her Department holds on the estimated number of birds killed annually by the operation of wind turbines.

      Ivory: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when her Department plans to launch its consultation on proposals for a limited ban on the ivory trade; and whether she...

      Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received from businesses on the decision of the Environment Agency to close its Definition of...

      Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which sites she has identified as being at high risk from potential flooding caused by storms this winter.

  • Home Office

    • Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many visitor visas have been granted in each of the last five years.

    • Home Office: EU Law

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

      Motor Vehicles: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18 November 2016 to Question 50859, how many foreign-registered cars were seized and impounded by Lancashire...

      Immigration Controls: Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment her Department has made of the efficiency and effective working of E-passport checking machines at Heathrow Airport.

      Refugees: Greece

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been (a) identified, (b) assessed and (c) transferred under the family unity provisions of the Dublin III Regulation...

      Asylum: Hostels

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in which (a) local authority areas and (b) Parliamentary constituencies new asylum hostels are planned to open in the next six months.

      Human Trafficking: Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many victims of trafficking were witnesses or accused in criminal proceedings in each year from 2010 to 2015.

      Immigration Controls: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the extra resources needed at ports to process the arrival of EU citizens following the UK's...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will direct HM Passport Office to design a passport with a blue cover.

      Crime: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the use of drones in connection with rural crime.

      Home Office: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people her Department has had on record as having no recourse to public funds in each year since 2010.

      Health Services: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her will make an assessment of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on funding for specialist women's services.

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what safeguards are in place to ensure that data held under the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 is secure; and what discussions she has had...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her Oral Answer of 5 December 2016, Official Report, column 4, on documentation relating to EU nationals resident in the...

      Immigration Controls: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with her European counterparts on strengthening EU-wide border controls, coast guard provision and asylum...

      Emergency Services: Mobile Radios

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the emergency services network masts will be designed and built to provide multi-occupancy sites from all four mobile network operators.

      Schools: Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions the Government had with the Scottish Government on proposals to require schools to carry out immigration checks and to...

      Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will review the powers available to the police to tackle anti-social use of off-road bikes and mopeds.

      Knives: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps she has taken to reduce knife crime in London.

      EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to protect the status of EU nationals living in the UK when the UK leaves the EU.

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what preparations her Department is making for the coordination of efforts with EU member states to support Syrian refugees after the UK...

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to meet the Northern Ireland Executive to discuss coordination and cooperation on accepting more refugees from Syria.

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police forces have failed to meet their target for processing Disclosure and Barring Service checks in the last 12 months.

      Torture

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will issue a response to the report by Freedom from Torture, Proving Torture, published in November 2016; and if she will take steps...

      Asylum: Hostels

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2016 to Question 56678, on asylum: hostels, in which Parliamentary constituencies the initial...

      Emergency Services: Na h-Eileanan an Iar

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many emergency service network masts will be built in Na h-Eileanan an Iar constituency.

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the length of the lease is that has been proposed with the agents responsible for the construction of a new short-term holding facility...

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether unaccompanied minors under the Syrian UNHCR Resettlement Programme are subject to the same procedures and protocols which her...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been deported after applying for indefinite leave to remain who had previously been granted discretionary leave to...

      Immigration: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received on changing her policy on the number of international students admitted annually to study in the UK;...

      Nurses: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the potential effect on immigration numbers of the demand for non-UK nurses in each of the next...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the percentage gap in earnings is between the pay of full-time staff in the highest pay grade in his Department and average full-time pay in that...

    • Scotland Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the percentage gap in earnings is between the highest-paid and lowest-paid full-time employee in his Department.

      Abortion: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what information the Government holds on the number of abortions performed in 2015 in Scotland on Ground E (disability) of the Abortion Act 1967; how...

  • HM Treasury

    • Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what processes are required before the UK ratifies the World Health Organisation Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products.

    • Treasury: Staff

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what measures his Department has in place to support those of its staff who have mental health problems.

      Treasury: Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the percentage gap in earnings is between the highest-paid and lowest-paid full-time employee in his Department.

      Fossil Fuels

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he had with representatives of the oil and gas industry before the Autumn Statement 2016.

      Cash Dispensing

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what records his Department holds on how many (a) free to use ATM machines and (b) charging ATM machines there have been in each local authority area in...

      Sovereign Wealth Funds

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will respond to the recommendations made in the Social Market Foundation's report on the potential benefits of creating a Sovereign Wealth Fund,...

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to encourage the maximum number of people to meet the 31 January 2017 deadline for making a tax return.

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which UK-based projects were in receipt of European Investment Bank funding for each of the last five years; and how much funding each such project received...

      EU Grants and Loans: Wales

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of the 2014 to 2020 Structural Funds and Rural Development Fund allocation for Wales was (a) committed before the Autumn Statement 2016 and...

      Paye

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many employer PAYE schemes did not balance at the end of (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 and (c) 2015-16.

      National Insurance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 6 December 2016 to Question 55900, what checks HM Revenue and Customs carries out routinely on taxpayers' national insurance...

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of (a) delaying implementation of mandatory digital tax reporting until superfast broadband...

      National Productivity Investment Fund

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2016 to Question 56178, on the National Productivity Investment Fund, what test will be used to define projects as...

      Companies: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many companies have received tax relief on surplus food products donated to charity; and what value of revenue to the Exchequer has been foregone for...

      Debt Collection

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what systems his Department has for monitoring and regulating debt recovery companies.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which members of the Civil Service (a) Board and (b) Corporate Management Board were appointed after 12 July 2016.

    • Infrastructure and Projects Authority

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to (a) establish and (b) announce the appointment of members to the Infrastructure and Projects Authority Board.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Moldova: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department is taking to help improve trade with Moldova.

    • Ukraine: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department is taking to help improve trade with Ukraine.

      Business: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what representations he has made on behalf of businesses in Wales in discussions with foreign (a) businesses and (b) trade ministers.

      Department for International Trade: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many meetings he has had with (a) Ministers in the Welsh Government, (b) businesses in Wales and (c) Ministers in the Wales Office since...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Regeneration: Lancaster

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps Lancaster City Council has taken to apply for regeneration funding for Heysham South as part of its Lancaster Core...

    • Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to allow local councils to further increase council tax rates.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if his Department will make an assessment of the effect of the increase in rateable values of premises that do not fall under...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 21 October 2016 to Question 49076, how much the Government has paid to each local authority in...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Equal Pay

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

    • Wales Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what plans his Department has to include worker representation on its departmental board.

      Wales Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the percentage gap in earnings is between the pay of full-time staff in the highest pay grade in his Department and average full-time pay in that...

      Wales Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the percentage gap in earnings is between the highest-paid and lowest-paid full-time employee in his Department.

  • Department of Health

    • Department of Health: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department spent on travel that was not standard class in each of the last five years.

    • Heartlands Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on recruitment for a new paediatric neuromuscular consultant post at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital.

      Hospitals: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent meetings he, Ministerial colleagues and officials of his Department have had with (a) Public Health England, (b) NHS England and (c) the...

      Health Services: Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answers of 20 October 2016 to Questions 48406, 48407, 48408 and 48409, how many requirement notices have been issued by the Care Quality...

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) trainee doctors and (b) nurses are from (i) Wansbeck constituency, (ii) the North East and (iii) the UK.

      General Practitioners: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings of Mind in its report, Better equipped, better care, published in...

      Junior Doctors: Maternity Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many junior doctors took maternity leave in each year of the last five years.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to reply to the letter of 18 November 2016 from the hon. Member for Dewsbury on acute hospital services in the Kirklees area.

      Baby Care Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of NHS Trusts have more than one bed available for overnight stays for people with babies in neonatal units.

      Neuromuscular Disorders: Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with National Ambulance Service Medical Directors on ensuring that the best practice system of flagging people...

      Heart Diseases: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much public consultation on the proposed re-configuration of congenital heart disease services in London will cost.

      Depressive Illnesses: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the potential link between depression and the perpetration of acts of domestic violence.

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that students of private medical schools receiving training in NHS settings do not pay less than the cost...

      Physician Associates: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the funding provided through Health Education England for the training in NHS providers of Physician Associate students for each...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to help ensure that appointment waiting times at child and adolescent mental health services in England are being reduced.

      Derbyshire Mental Health Services NHS Trust: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been suspended from the Derbyshire Mental Health Trust in the last two years; and for how long those suspensions were active.

      Department of Health: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the estimated cost is of (a) voluntary and (b) compulsory staff redundancies in his Department in 2016-17.

      Department of Health: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the estimated total cost is of restructuring his Department as announced in February 2016; and what the estimated cost is of the planned reduction...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what change has been recorded in rates of childhood obesity in each year from 2000 to 2015.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how his Department plans to ensure that there is no shortfall of nursing staff by the end of 2019; and what discussions his Department has had with the...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with his cabinet colleagues on the effect of abolishing nursing bursaries on domestic student numbers.

      Action on Smoking and Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2016 to Question 50265, what the job titles are of officials from his Department who have met representatives of...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have used NHS stop smoking services in each of the last 10 years.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 8 November 2016 to Question 51834, where NHS England's evaluations of community mental health services are available; to what...

      NHS: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 8 November 2016 to Question 51771, what assessment he has made of the effect that the UK's current level of healthcare...

      Social Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of care workers needed in each of the next five years.

      Social Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many care workers have been employed in (a) London and (b) England in each of the last five years.

      Motor Neurone Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent changes have been made to clinical guidance on the assessment and management of motor neurone disease.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to promote weight loss during National Obesity Awareness Week.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of the potential contribution of businesses in the weight management sector to tackling obesity.

      Dementia: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department issues on the use of anti-psychotic medication for people with dementia; and if he will make a statement.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 6 December 2016 to Question 55910, how many referrals to the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme ended, by...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure the contaminated blood scheme's level of funding is maintained after the end of the current spending review period in 2021.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health in the House of Lords is taking to ensure coordination between the contaminated blood...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will increase the level of financial support for people affected by contaminated blood in England to match the level of such support offered by the...

      Homeopathy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to read the Homeopathic Revolution: why famous people and cultural heroes choose homeopathy, by Dan Ullman, as part of his official...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of social care budget changes on the number of people attending accident and emergency departments.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department issues to GPs on patient referrals to businesses in the weight management sector.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department issues to the NHS on its promotion of businesses in the weight management sector for the purposes of tackling obesity.

  • Department for Transport

    • Road Traffic

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much they estimate that traffic congestion costs the economy in time wasted (1) in London, and (2) in the 21 most congested UK cities, according to the...

    • Driving: Eyesight

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Think Bike Think Biker and Tiredness Kills campaigns, what plans they have to launch a campaign to encourage drivers to get their eyes tested.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that all road traffic accident reports include, as a matter of routine, an assessment of whether poor vision was a factor.

      Railways: Fares

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of proposed rises in train fares.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, under the current technical specifications for interoperability, what height differences between station platforms and top of rail level are allowed for new...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Euston Station

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether HS2 Ltd followed European procurement rules in seeking bids for Euston station master planning and architectural work; and which companies submitted...

      Cycleways: Invalid Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any cycle lanes in the UK to which mobility scooters have full access; whether they have considered making this a condition for the...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Planning Permission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have considered advising local authorities to extend the consultation period of planning applications which include bank holiday periods; and if...

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Office for Budget Responsibility comments on page 51 of their report Economic and fiscal outlook, published on 23...

      Estates Regeneration Advisory Panel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 17 November (HL3179), who are the members of the Estate Regeneration Advisory Panel, and how...

      Parks

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 27 October (HL2320), how many Pocket Parks have been delivered to date.

      Housing and Planning Act 2016

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the estimated timetable for the publication of (1) responses to the consultations on provisions contained in the Housing and Planning Act 2016, and...

      Housing Completions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many new housing completions have occurred since 2010; and what is the estimated increase in the UK's population during that period.

      World War II: Genocide

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultation, if any, and what reasons, led to the announcement in January by the former Prime Minister, David Cameron, that a National Holocaust...

      World War II: Genocide

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to contribute financially to a National Holocaust Memorial, wherever that might be sited, with or without an attached visitor and learning...

      Local Government: Newspaper Press

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the 24 local pilot programmes on statutory notices; and what plans they have to make statutory notices more cost-effective.

      Non-domestic Rates: Appeals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of unresolved business rates appeals on financial planning in local government.

      Community Relations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage people from different ethnic and religious backgrounds to work together on projects and programmes in local communities.

      Community Relations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what evidence there is that practical lessons have been learnt from past research conducted into integration in British communities.

      Community Relations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much has been spent over the last five years on studies about integration in British communities and what impact this has had, if any.

      Opportunity and Integration Review

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to give a formal response to the Casey Review.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Exhaust Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made on setting out their policies and proposals to meet their emissions targets due to be included in their emission reduction plan;...

    • Nissan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of (1) the maximum, and (2) the likely, total cost of any regional, employment, training, subsidy, grant, incentive payment, or...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to implement the recommendations of the Kelly report Management of the Levy Control Framework: Lessons Learned Report (2015).

      Energy: Prices

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will resume publication of the estimated impacts of energy and climate policies on energy prices and bills, as part of its commitment to...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, and if so when, the non-executive directors of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy will be asked to review implementation of...

      Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what priority the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy places on climate change; how many of its civil servants currently work on climate...

      Radioactive Waste

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made by the national geological screening process to establish, in terms of the long-term geology and safety, what sites within the UK...

      Companies: Registration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the scrutiny of company formations, in the light of reports of UK-registered companies being used to operate...

      Package Holidays: EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in pursuing the negotiations for Brexit, whether they will seek to retain the ability of consumers to obtain both financial and injury compensation through...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Occupied Territories: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel regarding reports of Israeli settlers illegally obtaining Palestinian-owned land in East...

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel concerning restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip and the...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel concerning reports of Palestinians being injured by Israeli forces and settlers while...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel in response to the report by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs that...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel regarding the reports alleging physical assault by Israeli settlers on Palestinians living...

      Saudi Arabia: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Goldie on 9 November (HL Deb, col 1146), what assessment they have made of the legislative protections afforded to migrant...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 1 December, what discussions they have had with the government of Turkey about the area of...

      Ahmet Turk

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to make representations to the government of Turkey about the imprisonment in Silivri Prison of Ahmet Turk, a co-founder of the HDP party.

      Embassies: Demonstrations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 28 November (HL3232) concerning the Foreign Secretary’s remarks encouraging...

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to conduct a comprehensive review of the implementation of the Sino-British Joint Declaration.

      North Korea: Sanctions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2321, whether any UK funds or United Kingdom nationals provide specialised teaching and training which...

      North Korea: Sanctions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2321, whether they intend to reduce the number of staff at the Embassy of the Democratic People's...

      Nigeria: Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Nigeria about the issue of female genital mutilation.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • EU Budget: Contributions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU on 1 December (HC Deb, col 1648), whether they are considering making continuing...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Palace of Westminster: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Written Answer by the Chairman of Committees on 8 April 2014, which museums or related institutions have received encaustic tiles from the Palace...

  • Department for Education

    • Grammar Schools

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have assessed the relative strengths of grammar schools and Sure Start Centres in relation to ensuring social mobility; and if so, what data...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Lord Chancellor

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to amend the Oath of Office of the Lord Chancellor to "defend the independence of the judiciary" as contained in the Constitutional Reform...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • South Sudan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many UK armed forces personnel who are (1) women, and (2) men, will be deployed in the UN peacekeeping force in South Sudan.

    • Ministry of Defence: Gender

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many gender focal points there are in (1) the UK armed forces, (2) the Ministry of Defence, and (3) the UK armed forces personnel deployed in the UN...

      RAF Leuchars

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government on how many occasions since 1 January 2015 the diversionary runway at Leuchars has been used; which aircraft types have used it; and why.

      RAF Leuchars

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what provision has been made for the refuelling of aircraft required to use the diversionary runway at Leuchars.

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government by what date the intercooler and generator problems on all T45 destroyers will have been resolved.

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that the T45 destroyers are fully operational and could be deployed with system certainty in war.

      Astute Class Submarines

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the planned date for the naming ceremony for the 7th Astute-class submarine.

      Astute Class Submarines

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to assess whether an 8th Astute class submarine could be built prior to the first successor submarine being named.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many F-35 aircraft have been delivered to the United Kingdom.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food Innovation Network

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what budget they have allocated to the Food Innovation Network over the next three years; and what arrangements they intend to put in place for small rural...

    • Agriculture: Research

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to guarantee funding for agricultural research programmes that are currently funded by the EU, for the first five years following Brexit.

      Floods: Business

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 25 November (HL3252), whether the number of such non-residential properties has declined or...

      Floods: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 23 November (HL3251), whether the number of such homes has declined or grown since 2006; and by...

      Food: Waste

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 7 December (HL Deb, col 728), how they define "95% of all supermarkets".

      Food: Waste

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 7 December (HL Deb, cols 728–9), what progress the Waste and Resources Action Programme is making...

  • Home Office

    • Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in identifying a more reliable methodology than the one currently used to measure the number of girls at risk of undergoing...

  • HM Treasury

    • Landlords: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to take steps to ensure that limited companies are not better placed than other landlords in relation to the taxation of profits...

    • Mortgages

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to regulate further the granting of residential mortgages at high multiples of income.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to support disabled women who rely for income on permanent health insurance policies that cover them until the age of 60, the default...

      Fuels: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much was raised on fuel duty and VAT on fuel for each of the last 10 financial years.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Charities: Grants

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen on 2 December (HLWS306) concerning Government grant standards, what was the total amount of...

    • Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they use responses to questions about gender identity in some civil service job applications to determine the best-qualified candidate, and if such a...

      Civil Servants: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the ratio between the salary of a civil servant on the lowest grade to the Permanent Secretary in each of the Government departments represented in...

  • Department of Health

    • In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Prior of Brampton on 8 November (HL2858 and HL2861), why the data provided by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology...

    • Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 1 December (HL3358), how many letters were sent to registered medical practitioners by officials...

      Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 1 December (HL3359), from what authority, legislative or common law, the phrase "wilful...

      National Screening Committee

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 22 November (HL3125), whether the public disclosure of a relevant interest is sufficient in all...

      Pregnancy: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton 21 November (HL3063) indicating that no equality impact assessment was conducted prior to the...

      Human Embryo Experiments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to extend the 14-day limit beyond which destructive experiments on human embryos may not take place to 28 days.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 22 November (HL Deb, col 1833), whether an independent assessment of recruitment levels will be carried...

      Tobacco

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the percentage of men in the UK aged 16 to 29 who (1) smoke cigarettes, and (2) use snus, on a daily basis.

      Doctors: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the promised 5,000 extra doctors will be medical assistant posts.

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what analysis they have made of the Female Genital Mutilation Enhanced Data in relation to the support provided by the NHS to women and girls who have had or...

      NHS: Innovation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many innovations invested by companies such as Medtech have been taken up abroad due to lack of NHS adoption.

      NHS: Innovation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many innovations by companies such as Medtech, which have received funding from taxpayer-funded grants, have been adopted by the UK and how many have not.

      Pancreatic Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve early diagnosis rates for pancreatic cancer.

      Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to assess and tackle the problems occasioned by foetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 23 November (HL Deb, col 1932), what is the breakdown of the 88 projects in receipt of a share of...

      Commission on the Funding of Care and Support

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the recommendations of the Dilnot Commission will be implemented by the end of this Parliament.

      Social Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to bring into effect the provisions in the Care Act 2014 for capping individual liability for meeting the costs of adult social care; and...

      Diseases

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the proposed £100,000 quality-assured life year threshold for evaluating highly specialised technologies...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that patient groups and patients are consulted on decisions made regarding new treatments as part of NHS England's...

      Orphan Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence intends to develop a new assessment process to evaluate orphan medicines for use in the NHS.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made to determine the extent to which NHS England's prioritisation process provides a fair assessment for (1) non-orphan, (2)...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many National Institute for Health and Care Excellence highly specialised technology appraisals they expect to be undertaken in the next 12 months, as a...

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