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Written answers

Monday, 16 January 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average waiting time is for a practical driving test in (a) London, (b) England and (c) Hornsey and Wood Green constituency.

    • Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve the efficiency of the process for securing a practical driving test.

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, (a) how much of and (b) on what the £20 million fund managed by Chris Gibb to achieve improvements to rail services has been spent to date.

      Bus Services: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of trends in usage of public bus school services.

      Roads: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Northern Trans-Pennine Routes strategic study: stage 3 report, paragraph 1.4.1, published on 28 November 2016, for what reasons...

      Railways: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the reliability of the Class 37 locomotives that run between Barrow and Preston; and how many journeys were delayed or...

      Southeastern: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2016 to Question 55749, what progress has been made by his Department's investment board in considering the...

      Northern Rail: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of compliance with disability legislation of railway rolling stock operated by Northern in Lancashire and Cumbria.

      Northern Rail: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the age of railway rolling stock operated by Northern in Lancashire and Cumbria.

      Bus Services: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of trends in the cost of public bus services on school services to passengers.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the cost to passengers of public bus services.

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will include in his Department's forthcoming Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy a commitment to create new road environment design...

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to support the creation of new long-haul air services to airports across the UK to support international trade as...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it is Government policy that the High Speed 2 and Northern Powerhouse rail projects are not developed in isolation; and whether he plans to...

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will include in his Department's forthcoming Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy a commitment to review how the planning system (a) supports...

      Driving Tests: Personation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the nationality was of each person convicted for impersonating a candidate and taking the (a) written and (b) practical parts of the driving test...

      Driving Tests: Personation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the nationality was of each person convicted for using an impersonator to take the (a) written and (b) practical driving test for them in each of...

      Great Western Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, by what date he expects the electrification of the rail line between London and Bristol to be completed.

      Government Car Service: Diesel Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many diesel cars there are in the Government Car Service.

      Railways: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 10 October 2016 to Question 46666, when he plans to publish the findings of the London and South Coast Rail Corridor Study.

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the level of insurance costs for new ultra-low emission vehicles.

      Southern: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many Southern Rail services ran with fewer than their scheduled number of carriages in December 2016.

      Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve disability awareness among bus drivers on the use of a ramp when required for disabled passengers.

      Taxis: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that there is sufficient provision of accessible taxis for disabled people in rural areas.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made by HS2 Ltd on introducing an alternative dispute resolution for landowners relating to compensation.

      High Speed Two

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on when HS2 Ltd plans to appoint an agricultural liaison officer.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to paragraph 9 of the evidence submitted by his Department to the Home Affairs Select Committee Inquiry on hate...

    • Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he expects the fair funding review on local government finance to be completed.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the recommendations set out in the Casey Review, if he will ensure that changes in the level of immigration...

      Public Sector: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the differences are between the purpose and use of the Migration Impact Fund and the Controlling Migration Fund; and if he...

      Councillors: Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many local councillors have been sent official reminder letters for not paying council tax in each of the last 10 years.

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many families were on the social housing waiting lists in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East...

      Private Rented Housing: Tenants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people have been registered as private tenants in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and...

      Social Rented Housing: Tenants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people have been registered as council tenants in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many affordable new homes have been built in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK...

      Social Rented Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many social rented homes have been built in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will place in the Library the modelling, workings and data on which the impact assessment of changes to affordable...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall North of 13 December 2016 on the funding for supported...

      Property Development: Derelict Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of (a) the small sites exemption and (b) vacant building credit as part...

      Parking: Trade Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will require private car parking firms to join an accredited trade association.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with local authorities on the creation of new garden villages.

      Social Rented Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many new homes for social rent were started in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2015-16.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • British Steel: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of support for the British Steel Pension Scheme in securing the future of the UK steel...

    • Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2016 to Question 45332, whether his Department plans to review the use of coal...

      Coal Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of UK energy supply he plans to be produced by UK coal-fired power stations in each of the next 10 years.

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2016 to Question 46335, and with reference to the Secretary of State Investor...

      Business Premises: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the number of commercial landlords exempt from Energy Efficiency Regulations...

      Power Failures: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has had any meetings or correspondence with his Australian counterpart on recent power cuts in Southern...

      Emergency Services: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will regulate the sale of ex-emergency service vehicles.

      Coal Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department plans to publish the consultation on the Government's commitment to phase out coal-fired power stations.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the number of households in (a) Feltham and Heston constituency, (b) all...

      Electricity: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many households in the Highland area of Scotland with dynamically teleswitched meters receive their electricity...

      Electricity: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many households in the Highland area of Scotland with dynamically teleswitched meters receive their electricity...

      Electricity: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many households in the UK have their electricity supplies controlled by dynamically teleswitched meters.

      British Petroleum: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the environmental impact of the oil spill in the North Sea from the BP Clair platform in...

      Civil Nuclear Constabulary: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 9 September 2016 to Question 44858, if he will meet the hon. Member for Copeland and...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with the CEOs of the Big Six energy companies on the availability of the cheapest...

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent meetings he has had with Ministers of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on rural superfast broadband.

      Solar Power: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people were employed in the solar energy sector in (a) Barnsley East constituency, (b) Barnsley, (c) Yorkshire...

      Coal Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the cost to the public purse was of bringing on stream reserve coal-fired power stations to meet demand on 13...

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department plans to make a decision on the timetable for the construction of Hinkley Point C.

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which post offices in each constituency have moved to premises shared with private sector organisations; and which...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which post offices in each constituency have moved from ground floor to first floor premises in the last two years.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to base staff of his Department working on industrial strategy in offices outside London.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 17 December 2016 to Question 55486, how many of the 687 employers named by his Department for...

      Small Business Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress has been made on establishing and appointing a Small Business Commissioner under the Enterprise Act 2016;...

      Directors: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many director disqualifications in relation to convictions abroad there have been under section 104 of the Small...

      Companies Act 2006

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many convictions there have been for general false statement offences under section 1112 of the Companies Act 2006...

      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 Directors' statement and auditor's report to be available...

      Companies House: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people work for the breaches team at Companies House (a) in total and (b) as full-time equivalents.

      Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business (Names and Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2015

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many company officers and Limited Liability Partnership designated members have been fined for offences under...

      Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business (Names and Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2015

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the total value is of fines collected for companies officers' offences under sections 21, 22 and 23 of the...

      Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business (Names and Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2015

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the total value is of fines for companies' offences under sections 21, 22 and 23 of the Company, Limited Liability...

      Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business (Names and Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2015

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many registered offices, inspection places and business locations the Companies House Breaches Team has visited in...

      Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business (Names and Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2015

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many registered offices and inspection places there are in relation to sections 21, 22 and 23 of the Company,...

      Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business (Names and Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2015

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many companies have been fined for offences under sections 21, 22 and 23 of the Company, Limited Liability...

      Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business (Names and Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2015

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many non-dormant UK companies and Limited Liability Partnerships Companies House Breaches Team monitors for...

      Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business (Names and Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2015

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many companies the Companies House Breaches Team has investigated for breaches of sections 21, 22 and 23 of the...

      Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business (Names and Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2015

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many companies have been found guilty of offences under sections 21, 22 and 23 of the Company, Limited Liability...

      Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on UK jobs of the UK leaving the Single Market in the five years...

      Companies: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps Companies House takes to ensure that all legally required Limited Liability Partnership filing information...

      Companies: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which UK government agency is responsible for ensuring that Limited Liability Partnership registrations comply with...

      Companies: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what sanctions have been applied against Limited Liability Partnership designated members that are offshore corporate...

      Renewable Energy: Cooperatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to put into domestic law protection for the new rights for community energy groups introduced in the...

      Forum on EU Exit, Universities, Research and Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the terms of reference are of the Forum on EU Exit, Universities, Research and Innovation; who the members of that...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will publish the findings on which its assessment of alleged violations of international humanitarian law by...

    • Arctic: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to protect the Arctic environment and its eco-system.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many of his Department's staff he plans to work on conducting negotiations with the EU after Article 50 has been triggered.

      Turkey: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the objectives of the Government's diplomatic and political policy on Turkey are for 2017; and if he will make a statement.

      Pakistan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the objectives of the Government's diplomatic and political policy on Pakistan are for 2017; and if he will make a statement.

      Russia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the objectives of the Government's diplomatic and political policy on Russia are for 2017; and if he will make a statement.

      Palestinians: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the objectives of the Government's diplomatic and political policy on Palestine are for 2017; and if he will make a statement.

      Tourism: Elephants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps to ensure that UK citizens travelling to India, Thailand and other elephant-range states are made aware...

      India: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of women's rights in Bangalore after reports of alleged sexual assaults on women in that country on...

      Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has asked the Pakistani High Commissioner to lift the seal on the Ahmadi mosque in Chakwal.

      UK Permanent Representation to the EU: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the earliest date is on which the Government expects (a) to appoint a replacement for Sir Ivan Rogers and (b) for his...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the number of Yemeni civilians who have been killed in airstrikes since the bombing...

      Palestinians: Equality

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

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what formal and informal discussions his Department had with the US administration before the UN Security Council Resolution...

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support his Department provided in the drafting process for UN Security Council Resolution 2334 (2016).

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether Ministers of his Department were made aware of the final text of UN Security Council Resolution 2334 (2016) before the...

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what contribution his Department made to the drafting and promoting of UN Security Council Resolution 2334.

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department held with 10 Downing Street before the UN Security Council Resolution 2334 vote took place in...

      Arctic: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on protection of the Arctic environment and its eco-system.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Labour Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many civil servants in each unit of his Department are in the redeployment pool.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK-based staff of his Department have resigned since September 2016.

      China: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on the protection of (a) Ilham Tohti and (b) other human rights...

      Mahmoud Abu Zeid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has raised the detention of photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid with the Egyptian government.

      Arctic: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions took place with the Scottish Government before the publication of the document, Adapting to Change: UK Policy...

      Arctic: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on the contribution Scotland could make to the UK's policy on...

      Arctic Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, to how many of the Arctic Council working groups the UK contributes; and who attends each such working group as the UK's...

      Arctic Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many Arctic Council meetings the UK has participated in during the last five years.

      Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22 December 2016 to Question 57858, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in the European...

      Syria: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government intends to participate in future Syrian peace talks that build on those that were previously conducted...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is in respect of the two-state solution for Israel and Palestine.

      Shai Masot

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the immigration status is of Shai Masot.

      Algeria: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the objectives of the Government's diplomatic and political policy on Algeria are for 2017.

      Mali: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the objectives of the Government's diplomatic and political policy on Mali are for 2017.

      Tunisia: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the objectives of the Government's diplomatic and political policy on Tunisia are for 2017.

      Saudi Arabia: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials of his Department have had with Saudi government officials in the last six months.

      Israel: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the compliance of Israel's diplomatic representatives in the UK with their obligation...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on violence against Rohingya Muslims in Burma.

      Republic of Ireland: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what was discussed during his most recent exchange with his counterpart in Ireland.

      Syria: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2016 to Question 57778, on Syria: Armed Conflict, what the Government's policy is on...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Employment: EU Nationals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the number of EU nationals working in each sector of the UK economy.

    • Cabinet Office: Labour Mobility

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants in each unit of his Department are in the redeployment pool.

      Cabinet Office: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department has carried out an impact assessment of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on his Department's public procurement policies.

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Labour Mobility

      To ask the Attorney General, how many civil servants in each unit of the Law Officers' Departments are in the redeployment pool.

    • CPS Direct

      To ask the Attorney General, what the average call (a) answer time and (b) length was for CPS Direct in each year since 2012.

  • Department for International Development

    • International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her Department's priority countries are; and which of her Department's country offices will receive reduced support following her...

    • International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when she plans to publish details of funding allocations to multilateral organisations reviewed in the Multilateral Development Review.

      Developing Countries: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Multilateral Development Review, what poverty measures additional to national income multilateral agencies are...

      South Sudan and Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that her decisions on levels of aid to South Sudan and Yemen do not affect aid decisions...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to provide support to projects intended to foster coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians in the Palestinian...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support the creation of an international fund for Israeli-Palestinian peace.

      EU Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with Ministerial colleagues on the future allocation of the UK's current contribution to EU development funds.

      Department for International Development: Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans her Department has to develop a partnership charter with non-governmental organisations.

      Developing Countries: Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department has taken to improve its disaggregation of development data by age.

      Department for International Development: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many contractors working (a) directly for and (b) on projects funded by her Department have been paid more than £400 a day in...

      Syria: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations her Department has made to its international counterparts on water shortages in and around Damascus.

      Syria: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what information her Department holds on the availability of water in and around the Damascus area.

      Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is providing to civilians in and around Idlib.

      Department for International Development: Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to consult non-governmental organisations on the next stages of policy development in relation to her Department's...

      EU Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department will continue to fund (a) the European Commission Development Cooperation Instrument, (b) the European...

      Developing Countries: Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of its January 2016 pledge to spend up to £500 million a year on tackling...

      Department for International Development: Labour Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many civil servants in each unit of her Department are in the redeployment pool.

      Developing Countries: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that nutrition is prioritised on the UK's G7 agenda.

      Developing Countries: Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to tackle under-nutrition in infants and young children in high-burden countries.

      Developing Countries: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to monitor the impact of UK Government nutrition investments and programmes in low and...

      Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to improve access for aid organisations to deliver humanitarian assistance to affected areas in Yemen.

      Syria: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support the UN's delivery of aid to affected areas of Syria.

      Foreign Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with her international counterparts on their progress towards spending 0.7 per cent of their gross...

      Department for International Development: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what transfers were made from her Department's budget to other government departments in the last 18 months.

      Department for International Development: Departmental Expenditure Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her Department's (a) resource DEL and (b) capital DEL (i) budget and (ii) outturn was in each of the last 12 months.

  • Department for Education

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 14 November 2016 to Question 52226, how her Department ensures that apprenticeship standards are not being proposed for...

    • Digital Technology: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when her Department plans to consult on the new entitlement to free digital skills training to be introduced in the Digital Economy Bill.

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons ill-health retirement pensions for teachers do not allow recipients to supplement their income by seeking work as private tutors.

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of trends in the level of recruitment and retention in early years education; and if she will make a statement.

      Children: Communication Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to improve early language development.

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of qualified early years teachers on pre-school children meeting the expected standards of early...

      Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to publish the Education Bill.

      School Standards and Framework Act 1998

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answers of 14 December 2016 to Question 56128 and of 23 December 2016 to Question 58051, whether she will issue guidance for schools...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children eligible for the 30 hours free childcare or education offer are in receipt of the offer in London.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of all local authority-run schools having to pay the apprenticeship levy on the quality of...

      Department for Education: Re-employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many members of staff who ceased to be employed by her Department, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies in the last three years have...

      Department for Education: Labour Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many civil servants in each unit of her Department are in the redeployment pool.

      Primary Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to announce plans for primary school on-entry assessment in 2017; and if the assessment will give the different stages of brain...

      Schools: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to preserve the anonymity of witnesses who provided evidence to the Clarke inquiry into Birmingham schools.

      Children's Centres: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Sure Start centres have closed in London in each of the last six years; and in which boroughs those centres were located.

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of (a) primary and (b) secondary school children attend a school where sex education is taught.

      Schools: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons a decision was taken to reveal the identities of whistleblowers in the Trojan Horse case in Birmingham; and what assessment her...

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children not achieving a good level of development according to the Early Years Foundation State were attending a private or...

      Nurseries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding from the transitional protection for maintained nursery schools will each local authority area receive in each year for which that...

      Archaeology: GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she has had with (a) AQA and (b) other examination boards on ensuring the continuance of A-level archaeology on the curriculum.

      Public Bodies: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will commence the socio-economic duty on public bodies contained within section 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

      Personal Income: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what women's median income as a percentage of men's was from all sources including pay, pensions, benefits and tax credits for each year from 2010 to 2016.

  • Scotland Office

    • Agriculture: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on support for the Scottish agricultural sector.

    • EU Grants and Loans: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on Scotland's allocation of (a) the European Social Fund and (b) the European Regional...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • 21st Century Fox: Sky

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

    • Digital Technology: Eastbourne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to support and further develop tech and digital industries in coastal areas such as Eastbourne.

      World Tourism Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, for what reasons the Government has not joined the World Tourism Organisation.

      21st Century Fox: Sky

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her Written Statement of 10 January 2017, what steps she plans to take to invite public representations to her Department...

      Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many responses her Department received to the call for evidence on the Review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have been out of work who were blind or deaf in each calendar year from 2010 in (a) Sunderland City Council borough, (b) each...

    • National Insurance Contributions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that working and benefits provision is in place in the event that expats living abroad must...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the uptake of workplace pensions since that scheme's inception.

      Self-employed: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of false self-employment on benefit entitlements.

      Self-employed: Bolton North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who are certified as self-employed in Bolton North East constituency are in receipt of in-work benefits.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to put in place greater interim and transitional funding for claimants (a) during and (b) after personal independence payment...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to reduce the time taken to make payments for (a) personal independence payments and (b) employment and support allowance.

      State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 2 November 2016 to Question 50587, on state retirement pensions, by what means overseas claimants are audited.

      Personal Independence Payment: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many recipients of disability living allowance have undertaken a reassessment for personal independence payments when over the age of 65...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Labour Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many civil servants in each unit of his Department are in the redeployment pool.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Re-employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many members of staff who ceased to be employed by his Department, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies in the last three years...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of trends in unemployment since June 2016.

      Working Conditions: Temperature

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the level of compliance by businesses with the maximum and minimum temperature guidelines for...

      Employment Schemes: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are participating in the Work Choice programme; and how many of those participants are claiming (a) jobseeker's allowance, (b)...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information his Department holds on the (a) average and (b) longest time between a claimant receiving a letter denying a claim for...

      Rents: Arrears

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will meet representatives from the registered social landlords sector to discuss the potential effect of the introduction of universal...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Middle East: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the objectives set for the armed forces operating in (a) Iraq and (b) Syria include the identification of UK nationals involved in conflicts in...

    • Libya: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether training and assistance provided by the Government to non-governmental forces in Libya is subject to an agreement with the Libyan Government of...

      Libya: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the armed forces provide training and assistance to forces operating in Libya which are (a) allied with the Libyan Government of...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support his Department is providing to anti-Assad forces in and around Idlib.

      Air Space

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Joint Doctrine Publication 0-30, entitled UK Air Space Doctrine, will cover the use of unmanned aerial vehicles.

      Air Space

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made on finalising the Joint Doctrine Publication 0-30, entitled UK Air Space Doctrine.

      Navy: Task Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for the proposed composition of the Carrier Strike Group; and if he will make a statement.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Written Answer of 26 September 2016, HL 1779, whether Joint Doctrine Publication 0-30.2, entitled The UK Approach to Unmanned Aircraft...

      Burma: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2017 to Question 58251, whether the £236,668 spent on training the Burmese Army was funded through the ODA budget.

      Frigates: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made on the procurement of type 31E general purpose frigates; and if he will make a statement.

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Travel

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

    • Emergency Services: Orkney and Shetland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many emergency services network masts will be built in Orkney and Shetland constituency; and what steps she is taking to ensure that...

      Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service received by grant from central government in each year since 2010.

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2016 to Question 54580, what specific proposals are being considered to strengthen the system to...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she took to consult stakeholder bodies and the public on developing a sustainable approach to immigration.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many requests were (a) made and (b) accepted for transfer of an asylum application from the UK to another country under (i) article 8,...

      Asylum: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many refusals of an application for asylum resulted in the right of appeal being non-suspensive in each of the last three years; and in...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Labour Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many civil servants in each unit of his Department are in the redeployment pool.

  • HM Treasury

    • NHS: Wales

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Department of Health's departmental expenditure limit affects the level of the NHS in Wales' block grant allocation.

    • Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2016 to Question 56889, what the timescale is for the text of the World Health Organisation Protocol to Eliminate...

      Self-employed: Fraud

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to prevent false self-employment.

      Self-employed: Fraud

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of lost (a) income tax and (b) national insurance contributions revenue to the Exchequer as a result of false...

      Aggregates Levy: Fracking

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) people and (b) companies are being pursued by his Department for failing to collect aggregate levy tax as a consequence of certificates of...

      Revenue and Customs: West Lothian

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether it is the Government's policy not to make any staff subject to compulsory redundancy as a result of the relocation of the HM Revenue and Customs...

      Working Tax Credit: Overpayments

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department overpaid in working tax credit claims in the last financial year; and what the estimated cost is of recovering those overpayments.

      Working Tax Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the estimated amount of unclaimed entitlement to working tax credits was in the last financial year.

      Apprentices: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the revenue to be raised from the Apprenticeship Levy from business in Scotland in (a) 2017-18, (b) 2018-19 and (c) 2019-20.

      Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit: Overpayments

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) working tax credit and (b) child tax credit claims have been overpaid in the most recent 12 months for which data is available; what the total...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether tax planning schemes entered into before 2 November 2004 are covered by the anti-avoidance measures conducted in the 2004 Finance Act.

      Self-Employed: Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made on implementing recent changes to legislation on IR35 with regard to intermediaries.

      Retirement: Advisory Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made under the terms of the Financial Advice Market Review on improving the quality of advice being offered to people preparing for...

      Public Expenditure: Wales

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 7 October 2016 to Question 46769, on Public Expenditure: Wales, whether that matched funding will be paid via the Barnett formula.

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the Government's domestic strategic priorities are in relation to its guarantee for all European Structural and Investment Fund projects signed after...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to establish a programme of social and regional development funding to replace the European Structural and Investment Fund after the...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the loss of European Structural and Investment Funds after the UK leaves the EU on (a) economic growth, (b)...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if HM Revenue and Customs will make it its policy not to use accelerated payment notices when court proceedings relating to a case remain open.

      Concentrix

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many outstanding appeals against decisions made by Concentrix on tax credits there were up to 16 January 2017.

      Minimum Wage: MITIE Group

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what investigations (a) have been concluded and (b) remain ongoing for alleged non-payment of the minimum wage by Mitie Group companies in the last two years.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

  • Department for International Trade

    • UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what value for money assessment his Department has made of the UKTI Events Alliance programme.

    • UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the outcomes have been of the leads generated by the UKTI Events Alliance programme in the last 12 months.

      Department for International Trade: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to contract notice 2016/5 166-299652, for what reasons his Department decided to tender for event specialists; and whether...

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many export licences for the sale of guided missile kits to Saudi Arabia have been granted in the last five years; and when the last...

      Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate his Department has made of the level of inward investment in the UK in the last six months.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on whether the UK will remain party to bilateral trade deals the EU...

      Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2017 to Question 58220, how many Foreign Direct Investment projects there have been into the UK since 23...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Packaging: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate her Department has made of the proportion of (a) recyclable and (b) compostable packaging used in each of the...

    • Packaging: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to increase the proportion of packaging that is (a) recyclable or (b) compostable.

      Lions: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many CITES import permits were noted as returned used for lion in each year since 2010.

      Livestock: Homeopathy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance is issued by her Department on the efficacy of homeopathy treatment in livestock.

      Grouse Moors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to improve management practices of grouse moors in rural England.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department plans to set (a) requirements and (b) guidelines for local councils to take steps to improve air quality.

      Clean Air Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department plans to expand the Clean Air Zone to more cities.

      Nitrogen Dioxide: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she took to reduce nitrogen dioxide in the (a) agriculture, (b) transportation, (c) energy and (d) industrial...

      Sheep Meat: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to her Department's press release, Lamb exports to America closer, published on 27 July 2016, what...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farmers in the South Lakeland local authority area have not received their 2016 basic payment scheme funding.

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 December 2016 to Question 58001, on flood control, what her most recent estimate is of the...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether discussions between Ministers or officials of his Department and the Northern Ireland Executive on budgetary challenges facing that...

    • Northern Ireland Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the discussions between Ministers and officials of his Department and HM Treasury on budgetary challenges facing the Northern Ireland...

      Domestic Violence: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will meet the Northern Ireland Justice Minister to discuss how his Department can support work to prevent violence against women and...

  • Department of Health

    • Organs: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to prevent British citizens from receiving organs overseas from the forced organ harvesting trade.

    • Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2016 to Question 57868, when he plans to publish the outcomes of testing the new innovative approach to serious...

      Doctors' List of Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the GP-to-patient ratio is in (a) North Lancashire Community Care Group (CCG), (b) Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre CCG and (c) England.

      Cerebral Palsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has made an assessment of the recommendations in Action Cerebral Palsy's audit of cerebral palsy provision, Variations in Care;...

      Ovarian Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer.

      Clinical Trials: Nottingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of whether the proper protocols were followed in the CLOTHES trial at Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit.

      Clinical Trials: Nottingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to investigate why no independent audit body observed the CLOTHES trial at Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit in any assessment of...

      Palliative Care: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2016 to Question 57868, when Health Education England plans to publish its core competency framework for the...

      Clinical Trials: Nottingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of the robustness of the peer review system for clinical trials especially in relation to reviewing the CLOTHES trial at...

      Clinical Trials: Nottingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will investigate the potential conflict of interest at the Health Technology Assessment Programme for those people responsible for awarding funding...

      Breast Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what treatment options are available for patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer who stop responding to Herceptin (trastuzumab).

      Electronic Government: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to improve provision of services available in the Welsh language on the gov.uk website.

      Care Homes: Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that sufficient care home places are available for people with dementia.

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department plans to amend the Health and Social Care Act 2012 to provide clearer guidance on the provision of HIV support services by local...

      Baby Care Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to improve provision of overnight accommodation for parents of babies receiving neonatal care.

      Ophthalmic Services: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time has been for a follow-up appointment at eye clinics in (a) Morecambe Bay NHS Trust and (b) Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS...

      Lung Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made towards achieving the targets set out in the Outcomes Strategy for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Asthma,...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants of his Department have met Health Education England to discuss cancer workforce issues since January 2016.

      Health Visitors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many training places for health visitors have been (a) commissioned and (b) filled in each calendar year since 2010.

      General Practitioners: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GPs in England have specialised in mental health; and how many mental health workers are attached to GP practices in England.

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to develop a long-term sustainable funding system for social care.

      Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many incidents of hospitalisation due to ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome have been reported to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of human eggs that would be required annually for (a) pro-nuclear transfer and (b) maternal spindle transfer...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in how many licensable IVF treatment cycles at least 20 eggs were collected in the last five years for which figures are available.

      Fertility: Clinics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many adverse incidents in fertility clinics were reported as grade (a) C, (b) B and (c) A incidents in the last five years for which figures are...

      Antibiotics: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will take steps to set up a National Antibiotic Register for recording all hospital and community patients who have an antibiotic...

      Academic Health Science Networks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the Academic Health Science Centres have spent since their creation on (a) external contractors, (b) promotional materials and (c) furniture in...

      Antibiotics: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will take steps to record on death certificates antibiotic resistant infection as the patient's cause of death.

      Antibiotics: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether all blood assay results showing infection or resistance to antibiotics go onto a national register.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when NHS England plans to publish the decision of the prioritisation round for specialised services for 2017-18.

      Stem Cells: Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information will be made available to patients on how NHS England came to the decision routinely not to fund second stem cell transplants for those...

      Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance and sanctions are in place in the event a clinical trial is found to have been mishandled.

      London Ambulance Service: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times the CommandPoint system for the London Ambulance Service has experienced an outage or failure in the last 12 months.

      London Ambulance Service: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the contract with Northrup Grumman for the CommandPoint system used by the London Ambulance Service is due for renewal.

      NHS Trusts: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to ensure that NHS trusts provide prompt and accurate payments to small businesses.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many beds were available at accident and emergency departments in the North West region in each year since 2010.

      Ambulance Services: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the number of paramedics on ambulance services in the North West.

      Breast Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department plans that patients will lose access to Kadcyla (trastuzumab emtansine) if NICE does not recommend that drug in its final appraisal...

      Stem Cells: Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what alternative options are available to a clinician who considers a second stem cell transplant to be the best course of treatment for their patient,...

      Prisoners: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prisoners have been diagnosed with mental health problems after their incarceration in the last three years; and what steps his Department is...

      Bereavement Counselling: Perinatal Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many specialist bereavement counselling services for women and their families who have experienced stillbirth or infant death are provided by NHS trusts.

      Bereavement Counselling: Perinatal Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to improve the aftercare and bereavement counselling services for women and their families who have experienced...

      Mental Health Services: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what additional support services his Department is planning to provide for veterans with mental health problems from April 2017.

      Mental Health Services: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the standard and availability of support for veterans with mental health problems provided by the voluntary sector.

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received from NHS England on changing the four-hour accident and emergency waiting target.

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of patients have attended accident and emergency departments because they have been unable to get a timely appointment with their GP in...

      NHS Professionals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the advice his Department has received on privatising NHS Professionals.

      Mental Health Services: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made in the joint commissioning of services to support former service personnel with mental health problems.

      Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of Capita's performance in processing dental performer list applications for newly qualified dentists; and if he will make a...

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken in response to the pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 outbreak in England and Wales.

      Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Five Year Forward View in Mental Health of February 2016, when his Department plans to publish mental health prevalence surveys for...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the evidence of Sir Simon Stevens to the Public Accounts Committee on 11 January 2017, whether real terms funding for the NHS will fall...

      NHS: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding his Department (a) allocates to the NHS per capita at present and (b) allocated per capita in 2010; and what percentage change in...

      Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many Mental Health Champions his Department has established since the publication of the Five Year Forward View in Mental Health in February 2016.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) hospital beds and (b) physicians per 1,000 people there (i) are at present and (ii) were in 2010; and what the UK's global ranking for those...

      NHS Protect

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has made an assessment of the effect of the (a) change in the level of funding to NHS Protect and (b) removal of its legal protection unit on...

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS hospital trusts met the four-hour accident and emergency target in December 2016.

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital beds in each hospital in England were being occupied by patients who were ready to be discharged but could not be released because a...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Castes: Discrimination

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when the consultation on caste discrimination announced on 2 September 2016 will commence.

  • Department for Transport

    • Railway Stations: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many train-platform interface injuries were recorded in the latest year for which figures are available; how many of those were on driver-only operated...

    • Railways: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why they rejected the application by Transport for London to manage inner suburban rail services south of the Thames; and what evidence they have to support...

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to prevent the abuse of the blue badge scheme for disabled drivers.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • North Korea: South Korea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they will take following Kim Jong Un’s statement that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) must "wipe out South Korea"; what...

    • North Korea: Diplomatic Immunity

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Germany concerning reports that that government has stopped applying diplomatic immunity to North...

  • Department for International Development

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Radicalism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to take legal action to prevent the identification to litigants before the National College for Teaching and Leadership disciplinary...

    • Church Schools: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the comparative demand between regions from parents for places in Catholic schools.

      Schools: Radicalism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it was ministers or civil servants who made the initial decision to reveal the names of the whistleblowers in the investigation into the Trojan Horse...

      Schools: Registration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many schools are currently unregistered; and in relation to how many unregistered schools Ofsted carried out investigative work in (1) 2014–15, and...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Defence: Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government  what recent representations they have made to other members of NATO about the need to reach and maintain the agreed minimum of two per cent per annum...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Electoral Register: Students

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the effectiveness of the pilot scheme involving combining the electoral registration process with registration to attend...

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