Written answers

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

  • Prime Minister

    • Russia: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Prime Minister, when she last held discussions with President Putin.

    • Commonwealth Secretariat

      To ask the Prime Minister, when she last met the Secretary General of the Commonwealth.

      Yemen: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Prime Minister, when she last held discussions with President Hadi of Yemen.

      USA: Torture

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether she raised the use of torture as an interrogation technique by US intelligence services at her meeting with President Trump on 27 January 2017.

      Prime Minister: Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Prime Minister, what the total number of special advisers working at Number 10 is, by (a) gender and (b) ethnic minority background.

      Prime Minister: Security

      To ask the Prime Minister, which persons not employed by 10 Downing Street hold security passes entitling them to enter 10 Downing Street premises.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people using Cambuslang Jobcentre have been informed in writing of the closure of that jobcentre.

    • Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when an equality impact assessment will be published on the proposal to close Cambuslang Jobcentre.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the expected costs are of the proposal to relocate staff and resources from Cambuslang Jobcentre.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants are currently served by (a) Cambuslang and (b) Rutherglen Jobcentres; and how many such claimants are (i) disabled and (ii)...

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment has been made of the effect on the local economy of the proposal to relocate jobs from Cambuslang Jobcentre to Rutherglen...

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether any compulsory redundancies will result from the closure of Cambuslang Jobcentre.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, by what criteria Cambuslang Jobcentre has been selected for closure.

      Work and Health Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the financial allocation to the Work and Health Programme by his Department will be in each of the next five years.

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether an equality impact assessment has been undertaken for the proposed relocation of the medical assessment centre from Russell House to...

      Department for Work and Pensions: East Ayrshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the expected costs are of the proposal to relocate staff and resources from Cumnock administration centre.

      Department for Work and Pensions: East Ayrshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment has been made of the effect on the local economy of the proposal to relocate jobs from Cumnock administration centre.

      Department for Work and Pensions: East Ayrshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether a public consultation is planned on the proposal to close Cumnock administration centre.

      Jobcentres: Edinburgh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants are currently served by the Edinburgh city centre jobcentre on South St Andrew Street.

      Jobcentres: Edinburgh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department plans that compulsory redundancies will result from the closure of the Edinburgh city centre jobcentre on South St...

      Child Support Agency: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the average time taken by the Independent Case Examiner to process a complaint relating to the Child Support Agency.

      Jobcentres: Edinburgh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when his Department plans to issue an Equality Impact Assessment on the proposal to close the Edinburgh city centre jobcentre on South St...

      Jobcentres: Rotherham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment has been made of the effect on the local economy of proposed relocation of jobs from Goldthorpe jobcentre.

      Jobcentres: Rotherham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether compulsory redundancies will result from the closure of Goldthorpe jobcentre.

      Jobcentres: Rotherham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the criteria used were for the selection of Goldthorpe jobcentre for proposed closure.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what powers of enforcement are available to the Child Maintenance Service if parents are on a direct-pay scheme and the paying parent refuses...

      Jobcentres: Rotherham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants are served by Goldthorpe jobcentre; and how many of those claimants are (a) disabled and (b) women.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefit sanctions have been applied to (a) employment and support allowance claimants, (b) jobseeker's allowance claimants, (c)...

      Chronic Illnesses: Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many completed repeat assessments there have been of people with (a) Parkinson's disease, (b) multiple sclerosis, (c) motor neurone...

      Jobcentres: Rotherham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the expected costs are of the proposal to relocate staff and resources from Goldthorpe Jobcentre.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2017 to Question 62388, on social security benefits, what information his Department holds on the number...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the pension status is of women who were widowed but later remarried; and how much state pension they are entitled to relative to the...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations he has received on trends in the number of inaccurate state pension forecasts sent to people nearing retirement age; and...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether a widow who later remarries is eligible to claim pension credit to top up her income; and if he will make a statement.

  • Home Office

    • UK Border Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding her Department has allocated to Border Force; and how many people have been employed by that agency in each year since 2012.

    • Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people made representations to the (a) Disclosure and Barring Service and (b) Independent Safeguarding Authority to remove their...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many barred list checks were made for people in the controlled activity category in each year until that category was repealed by the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Harrow West of 23 November 2016 on family reunion applications for Kuwaiti...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Government will take steps to increase the powers of trading standards officers to allow them to withdraw alcohol licences for those...

      Motorcycles: Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents involving off-road motorcycles have been recorded by police forces in (a) Liverpool, (b) Merseyside and (c) England.

      G4S

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 January 2017 to Question 58925, on G4S, whether her Department knew of plans to introduce body-worn cameras for...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will hold a consultation on deciding the commissioning of asylum accommodation to regional strategic partnerships; and what steps she...

      Higher Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of Question 58064, on overseas students, what definition her Department uses to define (a) top universities and (b)...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the Government's policy is on (a) reducing the level of migration to the UK and (b) caps related to international student recruitment.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Belfast Agreement: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what information his Department holds on whether the Republic of Ireland has introduced equal status legislation since 10 April 1998 as...

    • Northern Ireland Office: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which persons not employed by his Department hold security passes entitling them to enter his Department's premises.

      National Anthems: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what his Department's policy is on ministerial attendance at events at which the national anthem of Ireland is played.

  • Department of Health

    • Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to increase the capacity of NICE's appraisal processes for (a) muscle-wasting treatments and (b) treatments for other...

    • Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve access to emotional and psychological support for people with (a) muscle-wasting conditions and (b) other...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps (a) he and (b) his Department are taking to promote and implement the accident and emergency-based Cardiff model for violence prevention in...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funds were available to NHS England to finance the annual prioritisation process for specialised services in 2016.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funds NHS England will provide for the annual prioritisation process for specialised services in 2017.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many policies are being considered by NHS England's Commissioning department for the annual prioritisation process for specialised services.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what mechanisms NHS England has in place to ensure that clinical commissioning groups are fulfilling their statutory responsibility to commission certain...

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent on child tooth extraction in hospitals in each year since 2010.

      Department of Health: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the hourly pay-rate is for his Department's cleaning staff.

      Miscarriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether (a) NHS England, (b) his Department and (c) other bodies for which his Department is responsible has issued guidance to hospitals on whether they...

      Cerebral Palsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to provide additional financial resources for cerebral palsy treatment research.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to raise awareness of (a) eating disorders and (b) anorexia among middle-aged people.

      General Practitioners: Opening Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to ensure that the well-being of GPs and their staff is safeguarded for those working in GP surgeries extending their opening hours.

      Dental Services: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent on emergency dentistry in hospitals in each year from 2010 to 2016.

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to encourage more people to become organ donors.

      Heart Diseases: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the new robotic silicone sleeve that can help damaged hearts pump will be made available on the NHS.

      Nurses: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will award nurses a pay rise of greater than one per cent of salary in the next available pay round.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the criteria are for deciding which local bids will receive part of the additional £200 million funding announced by NHS England in December...

      Paracetamol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost was of prescribing paracetamol on the NHS in each of the last five years; and if he will make statement.

      Prisoners: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times an ambulance has been called to a prison for an inmate who has attempted suicide in each year since 2010.

      Prisoners: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prisoners have waited for more than 14 days for a transfer to hospital under the Mental Health Act 1983 in each month since April 2015.

      Tobacco: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will permit tobacco products that are proven to be less harmful to health than cigarettes to be advertised.

      Department of Health: Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) of his Department's and (b) NHS England staff are employed in media relations and communications roles; and how much was spent on the...

      Prisoners: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether NHS England has met the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman to discuss avoidable deaths in custody since 9 January 2017.

      NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to place the governance arrangements for sustainability and transformation plans on a statutory footing.

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish information his Department holds from UCAS on the number of applications for undergraduate (a) nursing, (b) midwifery and (c) allied...

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 31 January 2017 to Question 61891, on the Healthy Start Scheme, how many people have received support through that scheme since...

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that every hospital that has a maternity unit has a bereavement suite.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure safe staffing levels in the NHS.

      Lung Diseases: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to reduce the number of patients with lung disease admitted to accident and emergency departments.

      NHS: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that NHS bodies make timely payments to small business providers.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the hourly pay-rate is for his Department's cleaning staff.

    • Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much government funding has been invested in the Capital Markets Climate Initiative since the launch of that initiative.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the contribution of the Minister for Climate Change and Industry of 11 January 2017, Official Report,...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2016 to Question 57076, on the Green Investment Bank, how much of the £4.7...

      Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment the Government has made of the effectiveness of the work of the Global Innovation Lab for Climate...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many staff (a) were employed by and (b) left the UK Green Investment Bank in each year since its creation; and how...

      Acas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding has been paid to ACAS; and how many full-time equivalent staff were employed by that organisation in...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Communities and Local Government: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the hourly pay-rate is for his Department's cleaning staff.

    • National Identity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made on his proposals to introduce a British Values Oath.

      Combined Authorities: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on engaging with groups with particular protected characteristics...

      Combined Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on their engagement with local communities when drawing up...

      Local Government: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the wastage rate of local government employees in each job role over the last 10 years.

  • HM Treasury

    • Treasury: Brexit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a list of public consultations, White Papers and other documents his Department plans to publish to assist the UK in making...

    • Treasury: Cleaning Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the hourly pay-rate is for his Department's cleaning staff.

      Libya: Freezing of Assets

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the total amount of Gaddafi family assets frozen in the UK.

      Inflation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of increased inflation on low-income households.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish the next edition of The Green Book: Appraisal and Evaluation in Central Government.

      Debts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 12 October 2016 to Question 47155, what progress has been made on (a) funding and (b) bringing forward legislative proposals on a...

      Redundancy Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the consultation on Simplification of the Tax and National Insurance treatment of termination payments: government response and...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Industry

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment his Department has made of the value of the UK wine and spirits industry to the economy.

      Gaming Machines

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on the potential effect on tax receipts of proposals that are...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will estimate how many of his Department's staff will be affected by recent changes to immigration rules introduced by President Trump.

    • Department for International Trade: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the hourly pay-rate is for his Department's cleaning staff.

      UK Export Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether it is the policy of UK Export Finance (UKEF) to take against a company if it discovers that a company it has insured has breached...

      UK Export Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, on how many occasions since 2005 UK Export Finance has cancelled a policy with an insured company on grounds of admission of or conviction...

      Rolls-Royce

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, on how many occasions UK Export Finance has provided a payment to Rolls Royce under export finance policies since 2000; and what the amounts...

      Trade Agreements: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assistance has been (a) offered and (b) requested from his counterparts in Australia on the negotiation of trade agreements relating to...

      World Trade Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether all WTO rules and practices pertaining to the UK will continue to do so in the event that the UK leaves the EU.

      UK Export Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many times UK Export Finance has used its special audit rights to seek further information from companies about their agents and...

      Cyril Sweett

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what export credit support his Department or its predecessor has provided to Cyril Sweett or related companies since 2000.

      UK Export Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which companies that have requested special handling arrangements when providing UK Export Finance with information about their agents and...

      UK Export Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, in how many instances since 2000 UK Export Finance has provided support to a company which was using Unaoil as an agent.

      Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, by whom the decision was made to have a European Committee debate on the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement on 6 February...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Government Equalities Office: Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the level of earnings is of the (a) highest and (b) lowest-paid employees of her Department, its agencies and arms-length bodies; and what the...

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the level of earnings is of the (a) highest and (b) lowest-paid employees of his Department, its agencies and arms-length bodies; and what the...

    • Department for Transport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place in the Library a list of public consultations, White Paper and other documents his Department plans to publish to assist the UK in...

      Aviation: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the upcoming aviation strategy will outline how the UK will limit aviation emissions to at least below 2005 levels by 2050.

      Aviation: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his speech to Airlines UK on 25 January 2017, on what grounds he asserts that the doubling of the world's aircraft fleet over the...

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's policy is on the provision of roadside toilets and other facilities for HGV drivers.

      Department for Transport: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many agency staff his Department has employed in each of the last 12 months.

      Helicopters: Norway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with Airbus Helicopters on (a) Airbus' internal investigations into the accident at Turøy in April 2016...

      M3

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance on the duration and timing of works Highways England gives to its contractors operating on the M3 between junctions 2 and 4a.

      Roads: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Mayor of London on roadworks in London; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what power he has to intervene in respect of car park charges set by the rail franchise where the franchisee controls car parks adjacent to railway...

      Railways: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on passengers of recent changes to car park charges at franchisee controlled railway station car park on the...

      Stansted Airport: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made in improving rail links to Stansted Airport; and what timescale he has set to ensure that those links are improved.

      Rail Delivery Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects to receive the initial industry advice from the Rail Delivery Group; and if he will publish that advice.

      Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department's aviation strategy will set out how the Government plans to support the development of airports with spare capacity to their...

      Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the options available to increase the provision of audio-visual information on buses.

      Bus Services: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve access to bus services for people who are visually impaired.

      M60

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made towards making the M60 a smart motorway; and if he will make a statement.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the hourly pay-rate is for his Department's cleaning staff.

    • Saudi Arabia: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16 June 2016 to Questions 40437 and 40433, when his Department last made representations to Saudi...

      Saudi Arabia: Convention on Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16 June 2016 to Question 40456, what recent representations the UK has made to Saudi Arabia to accede...

      Criminal Proceedings: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how his Department assesses the work of country criminal justice advisors; and if he will make a statement.

      Ko Ni

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Government of Burma on the murder of Ko Ni.

      Kenya: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what funding and other support the Government has provided to the Kenyan Anti-Terrorism Police Unit in the last three years.

      Libya: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on whether receipts and revenue flows accruing from Libya's renewed oil production have...

      Iraq: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions the Government has had with Iraqi and Kurdish authorities on the withdrawal of Kurdish forces from lands they...

      Israel: Bedouin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to tackle the situation in Umm al-Hiran, South Israel.

      Israel: Bedouin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representation he has made to the Israeli Government on the protection of homes of villagers in Umm al-Hiran.

      Commonwealth Secretariat: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had on the cost of refurbishing the Commonwealth Secretary-General's residence; and if he will...

      Commonwealth Secretariat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department takes to provide accountability and oversight of public money spent by the Commonwealth Secretariat.

      Libya: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information he holds on how the EU is monitoring the resumption of Libyan oil exports from the ports of Ras Lanuf,...

      Libya: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Libyan Deputy Prime Minister on the formation of a committee to assess...

      Israel: Bedouin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Israeli Government on protecting the human rights of Bedouin villagers living in...

      Libya: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with Libyan Deputy Prime Minister, Ahmed Maiteeq, regarding the formation of a...

      Libya: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information he holds on how the EU monitors the resumption of Libyan oil exports from the ports of Ras Lanuf, Zuwetina, Es...

      Israel: Bedouin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to support the cessation of the demolition of the village of Umm al-Hiran in southern Israel.

      Overseas Trade: Occupied Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish and promote a stronger set of guidelines to businesses and banks to ensure they respect international law...

      Overseas Trade: Israeli Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will support measures by the UN Human Rights Council to draw up a database of all UK firms involved in trade or financial...

  • Department for International Development

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2017 to Question 59290, for what reasons other Departments have Official Development Assistance...

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2017 to Question 59290, what the value of other Departments' Official Development Assistance...

      Department for International Development: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which persons not employed by her Department hold security passes entitling them to enter her Department's premises.

      Andargachew Tsege

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she raised the case of Andrew Tsege during her recent visit to Ethiopia.

  • Department for Education

    • Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when her Department plans to respond to the email of 22 November 2016 from Tim Fuller, the Director of Reality Business, on the apprenticeship levy.

    • Lifelong Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Government's Industrial Strategy green paper, whether she plans to publish an integrated strategy for lifelong learning.

      Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of changes in the level of provision of adult education courses available in the evening since 2010; and if...

      Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Government's Post-16 Skills Plan, published in July 2016, when her Department plans to publish its approach to lifetime learning...

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department spends on each secondary school pupil in England and Wales; and how much is spent on places in (a) grammar and (b)...

      Digital Technology: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the cost of the amendments to the Digital Economy Bill on skills training on digital inclusion.

      Standards and Testing Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will place in the Library the mandate or remit given to the Standards and Testing Authority for the review of assessment that Authority is...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2017 to Question 57578, on apprentices, if she will make an assessment of the potential effect of advances in...

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of overseas students currently studying at UK (a) schools and (b) universities.

      Department for Education: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the hourly pay-rate is for her Department's cleaning staff.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress her Department has made on providing student loan finance that is compliant with Islamic law.

      Higher Education: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that British children living abroad have the same financial help to attend British universities as...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the number of children in receipt of 15 hours free childcare who will be ineligible for receipt of the...

      Voluntary Work: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will amend the Equality Act 2010, or bring forward new legislation, to protect volunteers from encountering discrimination in the workplace.

      Foreign Students: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many UK students have studied in higher education facilities in EU member states in each of the last five years.

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans for the statutory guidance prescribed in Clause 37 of the Children and Social Work Bill to set out minimum standards for monitoring...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the change in the level of funding for maintained nursery schools in (a) England and (b) Coventry in the last three...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Church Commissioners: Pay

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what the total pay bill was for (a) male and (b) female employees in the Church Commissioners in 2015-16; and what...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the (a) level of earnings is of the (i) highest and (ii) lowest-paid employee and (b) median earnings are of employees...

    • Pets: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) dogs, (b) cats and (c) ferrets were imported (i) non-commercially under the Pets Travel Scheme and (ii)...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will place in the Library a list of public consultations, White Papers and other documents her Department plans to...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which persons not employed by her Department and its agencies hold security passes entitling them to enter her Department's...

      Agriculture and Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to publish the 25-year plan for food and farming.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made on each of the eight work streams within her Department's EU exit programme.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the eight work streams within her Department's EU exit programme are; and what the purpose of each of those work streams is.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the role of devolved administrations will be in her Department's EU exit programme.

      Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when her consultation with farmers on her Department's EU exit programme will commence.

      Ivory: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her Department's policy is on introducing a total ban on the sale of ivory in the UK; and if she will make a statement.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Security

      To ask the Attorney General, which persons not employed by the Law Officers' Departments hold security passes entitling them to enter the Law Officers' Departments premises.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many extra days imprisonment have been given to prisoners for assaults committed on (a) fellow prisoners and (b) prison staff in each of the last...

    • Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average length of time was for a case to be determined from the time appeal papers arrive at the First Tier Tribunal office to determination of...

      Animal Welfare: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if she will commence section 281(5) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 to allow for penalties available under section 32 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 to...

      Prisons: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 6 December 2016, Official Report, column 97, what progress has been made on using patrol dogs to reduce the frequency of...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the reasons are for the time taken to commence section 67 of the Serious Crime Act 2015.

      Immigration: Judges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many full-time equivalent immigration judges have been practising in each year since 2012.

      Ministry of Justice: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which persons not employed by her Department and its agencies hold security passes entitling them to enter her Department's premises.

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps she is taking to implement the recommendation in paragraph 87 of the Review of the Youth Justice system in England and Wales, published in...

      Ministry of Justice: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many former prisoners have been employed by her Department in each of the last five years.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the (a) ethnicity, (b) gender, (c) disability status, (d) educational background and (e) socio-economic status is of the three most senior...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the hourly pay-rate is for his Department's cleaning staff.

    • Electronic Warfare

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether any cyber attacks have been carried out on the UK which had the potential to affect its democratic processes.

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Sixth Special Report (HC911), Tackling corruption overseas: Government Response to the Fourth Report from the International...

      Cabinet Office: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants have been recruited to his Department who previously worked at (a) PwC, (b) Deloitte, (c) Accenture, (d) KPMG, (e) McKinsey...

      Government Departments: Consultants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what Government contracts have been awarded to (a) PwC, (b) Accenture, (c) Deloitte, (d) KPMG, (e) McKinsey & Co, (f) Ernst & Young and (g)...

      Death: Registration

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many deaths have been registered for people between the ages of (a) 50 and 64 and (b) 65 and over since 24 June 2016.

      National Anthems: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the Government's policy is on ministerial attendance at events at which the Irish national anthem is played in (a) the UK, (b) Ireland and (c) the...

      EU Nationals: Southwark

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people from other EU countries are resident in (a) Camberwell and Peckham constituency and (b) the London Borough of Southwark.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the (a) ethnicity, (b) gender, (c) disability status, (d) educational background and...

  • Department for Transport

    • Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many reports of drone related incidents involving aircraft were made last year; and what was the location of each of those incidents.

    • Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with airport operators and airlines about measures to reduce the risks to aircraft from the use of drones.

      Southern: Strikes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding they have provided to support local authorities asked by the Department for Communities and Local Government on 22 December 2016 to take action...

      A130

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the purposes and plans for the coned off carriageway of the A130 trunk road between the A12 and the A13.

  • Department for International Development

    • Sudan: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of progress towards full humanitarian access to the Blue Nile and South Kordofan states following the meeting between of the...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that schools are places where children feel free and safe to learn and grow; and how they intend to ensure that schools...

    • Asylum: Children in Care

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many unaccompanied asylum-seeking children went missing from local authority care in England in (1) 2014, (2) 2015, and (3) 2016.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many unaccompanied asylum-seeking children under 12 years of age have been accepted into foster care in the UK in the past 12 months.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Matrimonial Proceedings

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will seek the UK's continued participation in the scheme set out in EC Council Regulation 2201/2003 concerning jurisdiction and enforcement of...

    • Family Proceedings

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will seek the UK's continued participation in Brussels II Revised and the Maintenance Regulation which give certainty of jurisdiction, ease of...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to answer Lord Bradley's Question for Written Answer HL3278 tabled on 16 November 2016.

      Probation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the response by Baroness Buscombe on 24 January (HL Deb, col 429) concerning the review of the probation system, what the membership and terms of...

      Probation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the response by Baroness Buscombe on 24 January (HL Deb, col 429) concerning the review of the probation system, whether the review will include...

      Offences against Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to bring section 67 of the Serious Crime Act 2015 into force.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Electronic Warfare

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many cyber attacks on (1) each of the Armed Forces', and (2) the Ministry of Defence, IT networks have been detected over the past year.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Timber: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much timber with bark for firewood has been imported into the UK in each of the last five years.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to monitor the performance of contractors providing accommodation for asylum seekers.

    • Drugs: Misuse

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why publication of the new drugs strategy, which was expected to be in March 2016, has been delayed.

  • HM Treasury

    • Tax Evasion

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will seek continued participation in EU-wide co-operation on exchanging information and tackling tax evasion following the UK's withdrawal from...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Brexit: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Supreme Court ruling in the case of R (on the application of Miller and another) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union,...

    • Belfast Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Supreme Court ruling in the case of R (on the application of Miller and another) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union and...

      Human Rights: Republic of Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Republic of Ireland has established a Human Rights Commission with a mandate and remit equivalent to that within Northern Ireland as provided for...

  • Department of Health

    • Care Homes: Oxfordshire

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the capacity available in care homes in Oxfordshire for patients who are ready to leave hospital.

    • Mental Illness: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of figures recently released by NHS Digital, what action they are taking in response to the rising number of children being admitted to...

      Surrogate Motherhood

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to respond to the ruling of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in the case Paradiso and Campanelli v. Italy; and what...

      Colorectal Cancer: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reduce the age at which bowel cancer screening takes place from 60 to 50.

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