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Written answers

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

  • HM Treasury

    • Treasury: iNHouse Communications

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has awarded any commercial contracts to iNHouse Communications Ltd in the last five years.

    • Treasury: iNHouse Communications

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department is in communication with iNHouse Communications Ltd in relation to any ongoing commercial tender process.

      Treasury: Equality

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, who the diversity champion is on his departmental board.

      Mortgages

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of Financial Conduct Authority requirements for mortgage affordability assessments on the ability of...

      Northern Ireland Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received from the Northern Ireland Executive on the merits of introducing a windfall tax on profits from the Renewable Heat...

      Community Amateur Sports Clubs Scheme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the changes to the community amateur sports club scheme on the number of clubs registered in that...

      Concentrix

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether (a) targets and (b) financial rewards formed part of HM Revenue and Customs' contract with Concentrix for its processing of claims for tax credits.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which organisation will run the compliance process for tax credits for (a) 2017-18, (b) 2018-19 and (c) 2019-20.

      Revenue and Customs: Correspondence

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to require return mail addresses to be provided on HM Revenue and Customs tax correspondence.

      Sanitary Products: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which charities successfully bid for money from the Tampon Tax Fund; and how much money each such charity received.

      Credit Unions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how the Government plans to improve and promote access to credit unions.

      Mobile Phones: Radio Frequencies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) value of unused mobile spectrum and (b) benefits to the economy of bringing that unused spectrum into use...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Credit Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department permits its employees to join a credit union through payroll deductions; and if he will make a statement.

    • Construction: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of trends in employment in the construction sector over the next five years.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants in Scotland were covered by the jobseeker's allowance sanctions early warning trial between March and September 2016; and...

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans the Government has to reform the earnings limit applied to the carer's allowance.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people not previously in receipt of higher-level disability living allowance were awarded the mobility element of personal...

      Flexible Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much and what proportion of the Flexible Support Fund was unspent in 2015-16; and how much of the 2016-17 allocation has been spent to date.

      Jobcentres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department plans to carry out impact assessments in the areas where jobcentre closures are proposed.

      Jobcentres: Change of Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many jobcentre offices in the UK are subject to live planning applications that would change the use of those premises.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department has spent on companies that provide Work Programme services in each of the last three years.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what small business start-up grants are available to people on the Work Programme.

      State Retirement Pensions: Uprating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason annual increases to state pensions are made with reference to the inflation figures from October of the previous year.

      Self-employed: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to improve access to pensions for self-employed people.

      Income Support: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants attending Bridgeton Jobcentre Plus are in receipt of income support.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect that additional travelling will have on individuals with mobility problems in the event that the...

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of local public transport networks on people's ability to access alternative jobcentres in the event...

      Universal Credit: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants attending Bridgeton Jobcentre Plus are in receipt of universal credit.

      Living Wage: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what effect the recent reassessment of the national living wage has had on the eligibility of (a) an over 25-year old single person, (b) an...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to respond to the National Audit Office's report on Benefit Sanctions, published on 30 November 2016; and if he will make a...

      Employment Schemes: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answers of 24 February 2014, Official Report, column 5W, what the expenditure for the Work Choice programme was in (a)...

      Employment Schemes: Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will amend the Operational Guidance issued to local enterprise partnerships in September 2014 on the allocation of European Structural...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 29 November 2016 to Question 52848, whether it was her Department's chief scientific adviser or the Government's...

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many claims for asylum were lodged and are still outstanding in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland in each...

      Terrorism: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department intends to review security procedures in relation to terrorist attacks using vehicles following the attacks in Berlin...

      Terrorism: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department reviewed security procedures in relation to terrorist attacks using vehicles following the attacks in Nice in July 2016.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many refunds have been issued to customers who paid for a same-day decision service from UK Visas and Immigration in respect of...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in how many cases of application for same-day decisions on leave to remain a biometric residence permit has not been issued within seven...

      Motorcycles: Helmets

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2016 to Question 56963, what powers the police have to seize (a) off-road bikes and mopeds and (b)...

      Dungavel House Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether projected savings arising from the closure of Dungavel immigration removal centre and its replacement with a new short-term holding...

      Visas: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, by what date the fees for 2017-18 for (a) non-student visas, (b) work permit visas and (c) in-country visa extension applications will be...

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Department of Health

    • Breast Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to raise awareness among clinical commissioning groups of their responsibilities related to the commissioning of bisphosphonates...

    • Mental Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the GP Forward Review published in April 2016, how many of the 3,000 mental health therapists will have been employed by the end of...

      Pathology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for (a) his and (b) the NHS's policies of the findings of Cancer Research UK's report entitled, Testing...

      Department of Health: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who the diversity champion is on his departmental board.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who he, his ministerial colleagues and officials have met since 18 August 2016 to discuss Childhood Obesity: a plan for action, published on that date.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made in the building of 60 new multi-disciplinary centres for cancer diagnosis, announced by NHS England in January 2015.

      Sugar: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made in reducing the sugar content of products for babies and young children.

      Smoking: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduce the disparity in smoking rates between people with and without mental health issues.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made in implementing the Five Year Forward View commitment to increasing cancer diagnostic capacity.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 16 December 2016 to Question 57118, what plans he has to meet (a) the Food Innovation Network and (b) the Agri-Food Technology...

      Neuromuscular Disorders: Physiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to ensure physiotherapy is available to people with muscle-wasting conditions at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust as...

      General Practitioners: Enfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2016 to Question 56221, if he will list the seven Enfield practices which have been identified for support under...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many medical assistants he plans to introduce into general practice in each year until 2020.

      Breast Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential detriment to patients of NICE postponing until 2018 its decision on the use of...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment the Government has made of the role of independent sector providers of diagnostic services in meeting NHS cancer diagnosis targets.

      General Practitioners: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of GP practices to receive support in 2016-17 under the General Practice Resilience Programme.

      Homeopathy: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2016 to Question 56390, what preparatory work has been done on the public consultation on the availability od...

      Health Services: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the UK maintains medical, treatment and pharmaceutical cooperation with other EU countries after the...

      Nutrition: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether Public Health England identified any disadvantages to using a linear programming model to generate the food group segment sizes in the revised...

      NHS: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS has spent in Yorkshire and the Humber in the current financial year.

      NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which organisations and bodies are involved in decisions on whether Sustainability and Transformation Plans are implemented; which of these organisations...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has been made of the potential effect of a £100,000 quality-adjusted life years threshold for evaluating highly specialised...

      Home Care Services: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions has he had with Skills for Care on increasing training requirements for homecare workers from tier 1 to tier 2 in the care...

      Dementia: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the annual (a) budget is for and (b) spending is on dementia training for NHS workers.

      Kidney Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve the diagnosis and treatment of kidney failure in the UK.

      Dairy Products: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the role of the findings of Public Health England's report, From Plate to Guide: What, Why and How for the eatwell model,...

      Health Services: Personal Budgets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many personal health budgets were available in each local authority area over the last five years.

      Personal Budgets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to support personal budgets which integrate health and social care funding.

      Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many women have been held in isolation in Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre in the last month as a result of the recent outbreak of tuberculosis...

      Social Networking: Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect on the mental, physical and general health of users of social media platforms of online abusive content.

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in which month the Carers Strategy for England will be published.

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that palliative care is accessible to all people who need it.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, (a) how many people had to wait in corridors and other locations prior to being admitted to and (b) what the average waiting time was to be seen at...

      Ambulance Services: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many ambulance crews were provided by (a) St John's Ambulance, (b) Jigsaw Medical Services and (c) other providers to North West Ambulance Services...

      NHS: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps NHS England is taking to measure the effect of NHS test beds on patient outcomes, efficiency and value for money; and what data is available...

      Mental Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many mental health trusts the Care Quality Commission has identified as being short-staffed in each of the last five years.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what sustainability and transformation plans have been identified as failing to make adequate plans for mental health provision; and what steps his...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many Improving Access to Psychological Therapies services are based within a primary care setting.

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of identified carers in England have been assessed by their local authority under the terms of the Care Act 2014.

      Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the number of patients diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis by a multidisciplinary team in each of the...

      NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what governance arrangements his Department plans to put in place for overseeing the implementation of each sustainability and transformation plan.

      NHS: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what costs have been (a) incurred to date and (b) committed for the development and management of the sustainability and transformation plan process for...

      Out of Area Treatment: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what arrangements his Department has put in place for NHS provision in England for patients residing in Wales.

      Clinical Trials: Nottingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will investigate the potential conflict of interest within the Health Technology Assessment Programme whereby some people responsible for awarding...

      Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the peer review system for (a) the CLOTHES trial at Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit and (b) other...

      Stem Cells: Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect on patient outcomes of NHS England's decision not to routinely fund second stem cell transplants for patients...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to improve the transparency of NHS England's clinical prioritisation process for specialised services.

      Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the financial situation of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust; and what remedial steps he is taking...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 30 June 2016 to Question 40488, if he will list his Department's director-level diversity...

    • Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations his Department has received from consumers on the sale of Green Deal services by Home Energy and...

      Employment Tribunals Service: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 7 September 2016 to Question 44543, how many (a) warning notices and (b) financial penalties...

      Employment Tribunals Service: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 9 September 2016 to Question 44542, how many financial penalties have been imposed to date on...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 16 December 2016 to Question 57518, what the strike price comparator is for Hinkley Point C.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 16 December 2016 to Question 57518, if his Department will publish the methodology used to...

      Small Businesses: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the (a) increase in sales, (b) additional investment attracted, (c) creation of jobs and...

      Charity Research Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what consideration has been given to supporting charity investment in universities through increasing investment in the...

      Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what incentives the Government provides to support biomedical research into the most deadly global diseases.

      Coal: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many tonnes of coal the UK has exported in the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.

      Consumer Protection Measures in the Ticket Resale Market Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish his response to the independent report into the consumer protection measures concerning online...

      Companies Act 2006

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many financial penalties have been awarded in relation to a company's duty to keep a register of secretaries under...

      Companies Act 2006

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many financial penalties have been awarded in relation to the direction requiring a company to make appointment...

      Companies Act 2006

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many financial penalties have been awarded in relation to the register of directors under section 162(6) of the...

      Companies Act 2006

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many financial penalties have been awarded in relation to failure to deliver annual returns under section 858(1) of...

      Companies Act 2006

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many financial penalties have been awarded in relation to duty to notify registrars of changes under section 167(4)...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Imphal Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse was of (a) recruitment and (b) redundancy as a result of the rebasing programme at Imphal Barracks.

    • Military Bases: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total cost to the public purse was of locating Army units from Imphal Barracks in York to Catterick Barracks in 2014; and what proportion of...

      Ministry of Defence: Credit Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department permits its employees to join a credit union through payroll deductions; and if he will make a statement.

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what rules of engagement have been given to UK forces in Syria on the status in terms of the law of armed conflict of UK nationals whom they encounter...

      Ministry of Defence: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will take steps to ensure that future charges for use of Ministry of Defence land for civilian events are set at a rate that ensures the long-term...

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect of lean manning on HM ships on their ability to fight in high-intensity and sustained action.

      Navy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the financial situation of the Royal Navy; and if he will make a statement.

      Iraq: Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what procedures his Department has in place to monitor the use of weapons supplied to Iraqi Peshmerga forces and other legitimate Iraqi forces to...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to support the creation of traditional, street-based, high-density designs in new housing...

    • Solar Power: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of business rate increases on the UK solar industry.

      Council Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discretionary powers he proposes to allow local authorities to (a) provide older residents with lifetime local authority...

      Derelict Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to incentivise housebuilders to develop brownfield sites.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, who will be invited to contribute to the fair funding review on local government finances; and if he will make a statement.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what local government services will be included in the fair funding review on local government finance; and if he will make a...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, who is leading the fair funding review on local government finance.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what powers local authorities have to enforce planning conditions placed on housing developments.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, who the diversity champion is on his departmental board.

    • Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government regarding jobcentre closure proposals for Glasgow.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with representatives of the Scottish Government on support for disabled people who currently rely on services at...

      Scotland Office: Credit Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether his Department permits its employees to join a credit union through payroll deductions; and if he will make a statement.

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he has visited a food bank in December 2016.

      Official Visits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many official visits Government Ministers have made to Scotland in the last six months.

      Age: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will support the introduction of Frank's Law to prevent age discrimination against those aged under 65.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to promote British values of fairness, tolerance and equality in his discussions with potential future trade partners.

  • Department for Transport

    • Eurostar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what stake or degree of control the Government retains in Eurostar.

    • Eurostar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many Eurostar operating days in each of the last five years have been affected by people on the track.

      Eurotunnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost has been of policing the Eurotunnel and its associated rail services in each of the last five years .

      Eurostar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what responsibility the Office of Rail and Road has for regulating the operation of Eurostar.

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what criteria his Department uses when assessing whether to withdraw a franchise from a consistently poorly-performing railway operator.

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what sanctions other than franchise withdrawal his Department has used to hold poorly performing railway operators to account.

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, under what circumstances a railway franchise has been withdrawn from a poorly performing operator; and if he will make a statement.

      Department for Transport: iNHouse Communications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department is in communication with iNHouse Communications Ltd in relation to any ongoing commercial tender process.

      Department for Transport: iNHouse Communications

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

      Shipping: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will formally consult the Scottish Government on ship-to-ship transfer proposals that affect Scottish waters.

      M6 Toll

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Midlands Expressway on usage of the M6 Toll Road.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of road accident casualties that have been (a) seriously and (b) slightly injured that have been...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Iran: Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment the Government has made of Iran's ballistic missile programme.

    • Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in Saudi Arabia on future arms deals with the UK.

      Palestinians: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to work with the Palestinian Authority on promoting gender equality in the Palestinian...

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps HM Ambassador to Iran has taken to support (a) Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and (b) Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's...

  • Department for International Development

  • Department for Education

    • Grammar Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 9 December 2016 to Question 54658, if she will list the external research and evidence on grammar schools which her...

    • Pupils: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many applications to extract information from the National Pupil Database were made by the Home Office in each of the last five years; and how...

      Schools: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2016 to Question 56150, what the total cost was to the public purse of opening new schools in (a) Birmingham and...

      Primary Education: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools defined as rural in her Department's lists of designated rural primary schools for 2016 and 2010 have (a) closed in each year since...

      Grandparents: Parental Responsibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of recent trends in the number of grandparents providing free childcare for working parents; and if she will make a statement.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to encourage teachers to remain in the UK after they have completed their studies.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure special needs places are available for all children who have a statement of need; and if she will make a...

      Free Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 16 December 2016 to Question 57119, what progress she has made in ensuring that academies and free schools meet the School...

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to make provision for age-appropriate personal, social, health and economic education, including sex...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress the Minister of State for School Standards has made on assessing the potential costs of changing the Schools Admissions Code to provide...

      Children in Care: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the mental health assessment pilots for looked-after children announced by her Department in November 2016 will cover both children in care...

      Schools: Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how long Regional Schools Commissioners (RSCs) have taken, by year and by RSC, to find appropriate sponsors for schools from when they are notified...

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to increase funding for schools with a high concentration of students with special educational needs.

      Teachers: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to attract and retain talented newly-qualified teachers in disadvantaged schools in the North.

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2016 to Question 56818, what evaluation her Department has made of the effectiveness of the teaching of (a)...

      Teachers: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teachers have left the profession before retirement in each year since 2010; and how many of those teachers left to teach overseas.

      Schools: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many EU nationals work in each local authority area (a) as teachers and (b) in other positions in schools.

      Schools: Richmond Park

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of the schools funding formula on the funding of schools in Richmond Park and North...

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the Government expects to publish the early years workforce strategy.

      Free Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2016 to Question 56161, if she will list the free schools for which £800,000 has been written off; and how...

      Academies: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what academy trusts failed to comply with the terms of a financial notice to improve in each year since 2010.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if her Department will provide a London weighting to children eligible for the 30 hours free childcare or education offer.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the eligibility to free school meals will be of children in households in receipt of Universal Credit, broken down by employment status.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • National Wildlife Crime Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the National Wildlife Crime Unit in tackling wildlife crime and...

    • Wildlife: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to prevent further reductions in the world populations of elephants, rhinos and other species.

      Elephants: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with the government of India on the conservation of Asian elephants and the potential merits of...

      Lions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to promote a ban on trade of captive lion parts.

      Lions: Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to promote the up-listing of African lions to Appendix 1 of the Convention on International Trade...

      Tigers: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to support the Chinese government in protecting tigers.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, who the diversity champion is on her departmental board.

      Nature Conservation: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what the additional £13 million to tackle the illegal wildlife trade announced in her Department's press release, UK...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to remove barriers to a more resource-efficient economy; and if she will encourage the...

      Dairy Farming: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effect of the Eatwell Guide, published in March 2016, on the milk and dairy industry.

      Tigers: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with her Chinese counterpart on preventing the breeding of tigers for commercial purposes.

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with the Environment Agency about (a) its responsibility to enforce the waste hierarchy and (b)...

      Floods: Property Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what role her Department has on planning consultations for housing in areas at risk of flooding.

      Flood Control: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to prevent flooding in Lancashire.

      EU Trade: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the 10 largest domestic subsidies used by UK industry by virtue of UK membership of EU trading arrangements under the...

      EU Trade: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the 10 existing EU tariff rate quotas with the largest economic value for the UK economy are by (a) type of good, (b)...

      EU Trade: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of whether the UK should agree a division of EU tariff rate quotas before consideration by...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what the options are for the form in which the document containing the Government's plan for the UK leaving the EU will be published...

  • Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

    • Members' Staff: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, whether the Committee plans to create an official policy of...

  • Attorney General

    • Private Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, how many private prosecutions were taken over by the Crown Prosecution Service in each of the last three years for which figures are available; and how many such...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales and Borders Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to the Answer of 14 October 2016 to Question 46772, what progress has been made on procurement of the Wales and Borders Rail franchise.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners have been found in possession of (a) Inspire magazine, (b) Dabiq magazine and (c) any other piece of proscribed extremist literature...

    • Tribunals: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions she has had with Ministers of the Scottish Government on the progress of devolving administrative responsibilities for (a)...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on what date the annual civil service report into socio-economic data for fast-stream recruits will be published.

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to reply to the letter of 17 October 2016 from the hon. Member for Bridgend on the Gulf Strategy Unit.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliamentary Estate: Food Banks

      To ask the Rt. hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what discussions the Commission has had on providing hon. Members' staff based on the...

  • Home Office

    • Refugees: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to publish immediately a report outlining the care received in France by those under the age of 18 who are applying for admission to the UK.

    • Home Office: Reviews

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many reviews have been announced in Parliament by the Home Office in the last six years; how many have been completed; how many are still ongoing; and...

  • Department for Education

    • English Baccalaureate

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to announce the results of their consultation on the English Baccalaureate which closed in January.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan about the recent attacks on the Ahmadi mosque in Chakwal, and on the headquarters of the...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of what tariffs would be paid by EU exporters on their trade with the UK, and what tariffs would be paid by UK exporters on...

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