Written answers

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • c2c

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received on the legal basis for the proposed sale by National Express of the c2c franchise to Trenitalia; what discussions...

    • Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what role he has in granting authorisation for one rail franchisee to sell its potential franchise to another commercial organisation; if he will set...

      Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure compliance with requirements set out in the Supreme Court judgment on FirstGroup Plc v Paulley, issued...

      Aviation: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to respond to the recommendation of the Airlines UK report, Responding to the carbon challenge, published on 15 January 2017.

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Transport of 12 January 2017, Official Report, column 451, what discussions he...

      MV Herakles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total cost to the public purse was of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency's charter of the Herakles emergency towing vessel.

      MV Ievoli Black

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) crewing and (b) training requirements are for the Levoli Black emergency towing vessel chartered by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

      High Speed Two: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of permanent HS2 Ltd employees are based in Birmingham.

      Volkswagen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the European Commission on infringement procedures it is taking against the UK and other EU countries related to the...

      Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department plans to publish as a consequence of the Supreme Court judgment in FirstGroup Plc v Paulley, issued on 18 January 2017.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many electrical vehicle charging (a) points and (b) devices are avaiable to the public in England and Wales.

      Bus Services: Hemsworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make available increased support for rural bus services in Hemsworth constituency; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Communities and Local Government: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, (a) how much steel in weight his Department has procured, (b) for what purpose that steel was procured and (c) what the...

    • Accommodation Agencies: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to ban letting fees for tenants; and when he plans for that ban to come...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many businesses paid business rates in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) nationally in each of the last five...

      Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people have received assistance from the Government's Help to Buy scheme in (a) Leeds East constituency, (b) Leeds,...

      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) Leeds East constituency, (b) Leeds, (c) West Yorkshire and (d) the UK in...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 16 January 2017 to Question 59492, if he will place in the Library the modelling, workings and data...

      Council Tax and Non-domestic Rates: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the level of (a) council tax arrears and (b) non-domestic rate arrears was on 31 March 2016 in (i) Purbeck District...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 21 September 2016 to Question 46112, in what proportion of those planning permissions where building...

      Holiday Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to enable regulation of short-term holiday lets in line with the regulation of...

      Non-domestic Rates: Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the effect of the Government's proposal to allow local government to retain 100 per cent of the...

      Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate the Government made of how much each local authority spent on physical activity services per capita in the last...

      Temporary Accommodation: Southwark

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many households in temporary accommodation in the London Borough of Southwark (a) are single-parent households, (b) are...

      Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people have received assistance from the Government's Help to Buy scheme in (a) the UK, (b) Greater London, (c) the...

      Social Networking: Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with social media companies on anti-Semitic content on their platforms.

      Internet: Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what data his Department holds on the volume of anti-Semitic and other hate material available (a) online, (b) on Twitter and...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Tidal Power: Swansea Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he expects the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon power plan to be complete and operational.

    • Horizon 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will prioritise maintaining access to Horizon 2020 funding for UK researchers during negotiations on the UK...

      Centre for Maritime Intelligent Systems: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people are employed by the Centre for Maritime Intelligent Systems.

      UK Defence Solutions Centre: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people are employed by the UK Defence Solutions Centre.

      Research: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he plans to take to protect UK R&D investment that has been made in Scottish universities after the UK...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January 2017 to Question 59273, how much funding from the public purse has been given for projects...

    • USA: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 10 January 2017 to Question 908045, whether the incoming US administration has agreed to work with...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Burmese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aung San Suu Kyi, on (a) human rights for the...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on presidential elections in that...

      Ravil Mingazov

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 17 January 2017 to Question 58526, whether the Government has received a request from the US...

      Ilois: Resettlement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Supreme Court judgment in Bancoult in June 2016, if he will restore the right of abode to the Chagossian...

      Burma: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Development on problems in getting aid into Burma;...

      British Antarctic Survey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has been in contact with staff at the British Antarctic Survey since the removal of staff at the Halley Base.

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation for the Rohingya in Rakhine State, Burma.

      North Korea: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of North Korea's nuclear programme.

      North Korea: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the threat posed to the international community by North Korea's nuclear programme.

      Pakistan: Ahmadiyya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has (a) received and (b) made to the government of Pakistan on reports of persecution and...

      Norfolk Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions the Government has had with the Australian government on administrative and constitutional changes to the...

      Russia: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what funding has been provided through the Conflict Stabilisation and Security Fund to projects in Russia in each of the last...

      Yemen: UN Resolutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government plans to table its resolution on Yemen at the UN Security Council meeting on 25 January 2017.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on state pensions paid to UK nationals living in EEA countries.

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many negotiators his Department has recruited to date.

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what advice his Department has received from trade unions on the Government's forthcoming negotiations on the UK leaving the EU.

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what his policy is on the other EU member states requesting an extension to the two-year negotiating period following the triggering...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what his policy is on seeking an alternative deal with the EU in the event that Parliament rejects the deal brokered by the Government.

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether it remains his policy to trigger Article 50 by the end of March 2017.

  • Attorney General

    • Hate Crime

      To ask the Attorney General, what guidance his Department provides to ensure the consistent prosecution and assessment of hate crime by the regional Crown Prosecution Service offices.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to improve school attendance in countries receiving assistance from cash transfer schemes from the UK.

    • Department for International Development: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which (a) projects, (b) tenders and (c) contracts have been suspended or cancelled by Ministers of her Department in each of the last...

  • Department for Education

    • English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department holds on the number of people employed in English language colleges in each region and constituent part of the UK.

    • Further Education: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what investigations (a) her Department and (b) the Further Education Commissioner has undertaken into the educational impact and value for money of...

      Further Education: Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, on what exact date the Sussex Area Review was published; and on what date copies of that review were sent to hon. Members.

      NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to extend an Immigration Skills Charge to (a) new and (b) existing NHS clinical staff recruited from the European Economic Area...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what definition of the workforce will be used for the purposes of deciding the percentage of apprentices to be engaged by a school under...

      Sexual Offences: Universities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the number of sexual attacks and rapes at universities.

      Schools: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of school-based counselling services in Wales and Northern Ireland in improving young people's...

      Apprentices: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will list the approved apprenticeship Trailblazer Standards which do not include recognised qualifications.

      Apprentices: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to evaluate the effectiveness of her Department's policy on the value of reorganised qualifications in apprenticeship standards.

      Education: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) school teachers and (b) education sector workers have been on leave of absence from work due to mental illness in each year since 2010.

      Children: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many young carers are registered at schools in (a) the UK, (b) Greater London, (c) the London Borough of Newham and (d) the East Ham constituency.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Dangerous Driving: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Government's press release, entitled Killer drivers to face life sentences, published on 4 December 2016, if she will take further...

    • Ministry of Justice: Equality

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

      Ministry of Justice: Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 21 December 2016 to Question 57404, on Ministry of Justice: translation services, which authority sets the quality threshold;...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that people on low incomes are able to access essential legal advice and support.

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what data is collected by her Department and HM Courts and Tribunals Service on unlawful or improperly reported pupil exclusions.

  • Prime Minister

    • Brexit: Devolution

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether she discussed the role and place of the devolved administrations in forthcoming EU negotiations during her conversations on 17 January 2017 with EU Council...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Digital Economy Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Digital and Culture of 28 November 2016, column 1345, when that...

    • Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to meet representatives of (a) local authorities, (b) the gambling industry, (c) charities and (d) other relevant...

      Lotteries: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans to publish the report her Department received from the Gambling Commission on updating the regulations governing society...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Child Maintenance Service: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many members of staff at the Child Maintenance Service are qualified to advise victims of domestic violence.

    • Child Maintenance Service: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints the Child Maintenance Service has received from victims of domestic violence.

      Social Security Benefits: Glasgow Central

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Glasgow Central constituency have had their benefit payments reduced after transferring from disability living allowance to...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on older people of the changes made to the Support for Mortgage Interest scheme in the...

      Jobcentre Plus: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many disability employment advisers are employed by his Department.

      Disability: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Department's policy is on halving the disability employment gap by 2020.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Improving Lives green paper, published in October 2016, what recent progress his Department has made in undertaking (a)...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in what circumstances work-related activities will be required from a claimant of universal credit who has been signed off work by a GP but...

      Employment Schemes: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the funding will be for each of the employment support programmes set out in Improving Lives: The Work, Health and Disability Green...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) officers, (b) officer cadets and (c) non-commissioned personnel from non-UK military forces receiving training in the UK have been subject...

    • Armed Forces: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) officers and (b) non-commissioned personnel in the armed forces have been (i) investigated and (ii) convicted for the offence of fraud in...

      Armed Forces: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse was of acts of fraud committed by armed forces personnel in each year since 2010.

      Armed Forces: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military assistants his Department employs.

      Fuels: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much fuel was procured by his Department in 2015-16.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total cost is of integrating the Brimstone 2 missile on the (a) Joint Strike Fighter and (b) Typhoon aircraft.

      Defence: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many awards have been made under his Department's Innovation Challenge Fund; and what the value of those awards was.

      Armed Forces: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the country of origin is of each piece of personal protective equipment issued to personnel deployed on operations overseas in the (a) Royal Navy,...

      Armed Forces: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what EU regulations apply to medicines and medical equipment used by (a) medics and (b) medical officers in the (i) Royal Navy, (ii) Army and (iii)...

      Royal Navy Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2016 to Question 47540, how the process to collect feedback from the victims of crime operates; what plans he has...

      Armed Forces: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the country of origin is of each garment in each of the (a) Royal Navy, (b) Army and (c) Royal Air Force categories by order of uniform.

      Ministry of Defence: Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people his Department employed in each of the last five years who were subsequently found to be illegal immigrants.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for (a) leave to remain outside the immigration rules and (b) indefinite leave to remain have been awaiting allocation...

    • Syria: Al Qaeda

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of the Syrian crisis on al-Qaeda's ability to use that country as a base.

      Human Trafficking: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the prevalence of human trafficking in (a) Hertfordshire and (b) Hertsmere constituency.

      Harassment: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of the policing budget in England and Wales was spent on investigation of online harassment in each of the last five years.

      Visas: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish data on the levels of non-compliance of visa conditions granted to Iranian nationals visiting the UK in each year since 2012.

      Home Office: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what projects by (a) name and (b) value her Department funded from the Conflict Stabilisation and Security Fund; and which of those projects...

      Burglary: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of resources to attend to reported burglaries in (a) London and (b) West Ham constituency on 28...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Government's Drug Strategy is to be published; and if she will make a statement.

      Universities: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to minimise barriers for EU-resident staff and students who plan to come to Scottish universities after the UK has left...

      Football: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of racism in football were recorded or reported during 2016.

  • Scotland Office

    • Food Banks: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what plans he has to visit a food bank in February 2017.

  • HM Treasury

    • Rural Areas: Food Supply

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps he plans to take to support rural communities and enable the UK to become self-sufficient for food.

    • Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the cross-agency task force investigating the so-called Panama Papers will make its first progress report to Parliament.

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the private registers of beneficial ownership currently being created by the UK's Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies will be incorporated...

      Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has accrued to the public purse through the removal of personal allowances for annual incomes in excess of £100,000 in each of the last three...

      Tugboats: Tonnage Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many emergency towing vessels are registered with company groups who qualify for the tonnage tax scheme.

      Revenue and Customs: Southend on Sea

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will review the (a) plans for and (b) timings of the planned closure of the HM Revenue and Customs facility in Southend.

      Credit Reference Agencies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will takes step to ensure that consumers are not financially penalised after being erroneously designated by a company as a financial debtor.

      Financial Services: Licensing

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the Financial Conduct Authority's statutory deadline is for an authorisation for regulated activity once an application for a licence has been lodged.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many men have been diagnosed with prostate cancer in each of the last five years.

    • Small Businesses: Closures

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of small businesses that have closed in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Promotion: Central America

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2016 to Question 47641, on Trade promotion: Central America, what campaigns have received resources to...

    • Trade Promotion: Central America

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, where in Central America has a permanent UK trade office.

      Developing Countries: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on exporters from developing countries.

      Trade Fairs: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, for what reasons his Department provided financial assistance to companies attending the consumer electronics show in Las Vegas on 5 to 8...

  • Wales Office

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect on the Welsh economy of the UK leaving the EU.

    • Iron and Steel: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent assessment he has made of the performance of the steel industry in Wales.

      Electricity: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment he has made of the security of electricity supply in Wales.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to make the UK self-sufficient for all food.

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether partial Basic Payment Scheme payments to customers made by the Rural Payment Agency are included in the Agency's...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether fishing policy will be national or regional after the UK leaves the EU.

      Agriculture: Ammonia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment has been made of including the permeable ammonia-recycling crust within the Farming Ammonia Reduction Grant.

      School Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if her Department will continue to implement the provisions of the European school milk scheme after the UK leaves the EU.

      Flood and Water Management Act 2010

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what post-legislative assessment her Department has carried out on the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 since it was...

      Maize: Genetically Modified Organisms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the Government's policy is on the authorisation for the placing on the market for cultivation of genetically modified...

  • Department of Health

    • NHS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what account the NHS Business Services Authority plans to take in its decision-making on the future procurement of NHS products of results from NHS...

    • Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: Ophthalmology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to respond to the finding in the Care Quality Commission's report on Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,...

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria are used to review NHS products by the NHS Clinical Evaluation Team.

      Social Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the level of workforce availability in the social care industry.

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment the NHS Clinical Evaluation Team plans to make of manufacturers' feedback in the product review process.

      Homeopathy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency's online guidance, Register a homeopathic medicine or remedy, first published...

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the NHS Business Services Authority has taken to provide right of appeal by patients and industry as part of the NHS Clinical Evaluation...

      General Practitioners: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress his Department is making on identifying the most effective ways of addressing the root causes of the rising costs of indemnity for GPs.

      Doctors: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average referral time for doctors seeing patients was in each NHS trust area in the last 12 months.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the GP to patient ratio was in (a) Leeds East constituency and (b) the UK in each year since 2010.

      Skin Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to introduce new tests for detecting melanoma skin cancer in the NHS.

      Heart Pacemakers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make the Biotronik closed loop stimulator available on the NHS.

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make the silicone cooling cap available on the NHS for cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, to prevent hair loss.

      Dense Deposit Disease: Eculizumab

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 7 November 2016 to Question 51102, on Dense Deposit Disease: eculizumab, when he plans for the new policy proposition for the...

      Skin Cancer and Sunbeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduce the prevalence of skin cancer; and what guidance he has issued on the safe use of sunbeds.

      Personal Care Services: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have attended (a) a GP surgery and (b) A&E for injuries sustained in hair salons in each of the...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will include a stakeholder consultation with clinicians, patient advocacy groups and manufacturers during the analysis period of the Commissioning...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with clinical representatives bodies on the Commissioning through Evaluation process; and if he will make a statement.

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when NHS England informed stakeholders involved with the Commissioning through Evaluation process of the two phases of that programme.

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when NHS England decided on the process of describing the two phases of the Commissioning through Evaluation programme.

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS patients have been treated with Selective Internal Radiation Therapy under the Commissioning through Evaluation programme since September 2013.

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when will the Parsotix system to filter and collect cancer cells will be available on the NHS.

      Alzheimer's Disease: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable is for making MRI scans for early detection of Alzheimer's available on the NHS.

      Thromboembolism: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been diagnosed with blood clotting disorders in each of the last five years.

      Ovarian Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to increase early diagnosis of ovarian cancer.

      Epilepsy: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable is for making available new medication for Lennox-Gastent syndrome.

      Heart Diseases: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable is for the Ticagrelorte drug to be available on the NHS to reduce the risk of fatal heart attacks.

      Pregnancy: Sodium Valproate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with (a) the Royal College of Nursing and (b) other health bodies on the risks to pregnant women of taking sodium valproate.

      Pancreatic Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make available on the NHS the new treatment for pancreatic cancer to clear cysts.

      Heart Diseases: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the costs associated with the expansion of staff and facilities at units required to accommodate the transfer of services from the...

      Hospitals: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what procedures are in place for NHS hospital complaints to be processed in a timely fashion; and what recourse patients and their relatives have in the...

      Cervical Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to support Cervical Cancer Prevention Week.

      Medical Records: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many complaints have been made against Primary Care Support England regarding the transfer of patient records in West Yorkshire, in each month since...

      Dermatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of adults with atopic dermatitis in (a) Strangford and (b) the UK.

      Physiotherapy: Shropshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the availability of NHS physiotherapists in Shropshire.

      Colorectal Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS trusts offer faecal occult blood testing for suspected bowel cancer.

      Neuromuscular Disorders: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people with muscle-wasting conditions living in Kent, Surrey and Sussex have access to a neuromuscular...

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has plans to ring-fence mental health funding to clinical commissioning groups; and if he will make a statement.

      European Medicines Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on patient access to new medical treatments of the European Medicines Agency relocating outside the UK.

      Ambulance Services: Camberwell and Peckham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many ambulances based in Camberwell and Peckham have responded outside the (a) Category A and (b) Category C response-time target in each of the last...

      Guy's and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people attending A&E in Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals waited longer than four hours to receive treatment in each of the last five years.

      Guy's and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many admissions were made to medical facilities operated by Guy's and St Thomas' Trust in each of the last five years.

      Royal Brompton Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment NHS England has made of the potential effect of the proposed dispersal of Royal Brompton's congenital heart disease research team on the...

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Hyperloop project; and whether they intend to review the HS2 project in the light of this and other expected future...

    • Railways: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 16 January (HL4450), what were the uncertainties in Transport for London’s business case...

  • Home Office

    • Refugees: Malaysia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many outstanding applications there are for leave to remain by stateless persons of Malaysian origin.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Ministers: Nationality

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any ministers are citizens of a country other than the UK; and if so, who.

  • Department for Education

    • Universities: Radicalism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to ensure the balance of enabling free speech in universities whilst mitigating the potential risk caused by extremist speakers.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Trident Submarines

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the question asked by Lord West of Spithead in the debate on the future capability of the armed forces on 12 January (HL Deb, col 2128), whether...

    • Ministry of Defence: Reviews

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe (HL4337) on 9 January, what definition of reviews was used to provide the answer.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Forests

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what targets they have set for future woodland planting in England expressed in hectares per annum including private land, and land owned or let by charities...

    • Forests

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what mechanisms are in place to co-ordinate new woodland planting throughout the UK.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 23 December 2016 (HL4166), what were the data quality issues in respect of the evaluation of...

  • HM Treasury

    • Mortgages: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the regulation of the mortgage market and the effects of that regulation on the ability of people to obtain mortgages in a...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

  • Department for International Trade

    • Service Industries: Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, given the importance to the UK economy of the export of services, whether they intend that any trade agreements that they negotiate in future will give as...

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average period between a trade agreement being concluded and the process of its ratification by Parliament being commenced.

  • Department of Health

    • Care Homes: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 15 December 2016 (HL3810), how many care home providers are currently subject to the Care Quality...

    • Social Services: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they are giving to identifying new sources of income to meet increasing care costs, especially in the light of the projected growth in the...

      Care Homes: Closures

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of private care homes likely to close during 2017 due to local authorities not being able to pay fees; and what...

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