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Written answers

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Security

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

    • Large Goods Vehicles: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of traffic incidents or accidents caused by lorries relying on satellite navigation devices designated for...

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations has he received from the motorsport industry on the scope of the Motor Insurance Directive (2009/13/EC) since the European Court...

      Regional Airports: High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to support the connectivity of regional airports to High Speed 2.

      Motor Vehicles: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of halogen bulbs in recently manufactured cars on a driver's eyesight when driving at night.

      Roads: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 20 January 2017 to Question 60278, what his Department's timescale is for a decision on future improvements for the...

      M4

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's consultation on Draft Airports National Policy Statement: new runway capacity and infrastructure at airports in the...

      Aviation: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that airports continue to meet the requirements of the Birds and Habitats Directives and the Strategic Environmental...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Communities and Local Government: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which persons not employed by his Department and its agencies hold security passes entitling them to enter his Department's...

    • Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answers of 9 January 2017 to Question 58515 and of 18 January 2017 to Question 59298, what plans he has to...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he has taken to reduce the number of homeless rough sleepers in (a) Coventry and (b) England in each of the last...

      Birmingham Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that the Urban Growth Company takes account of the potential contribution of Birmingham...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Aerospace Growth Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress has been made by the Aerospace Growth Partnership.

    • Euratom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of leaving the European Atomic Energy Community on the construction...

      Carbon Capture and Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the commercial viability of the methods proposed by recent research and...

      Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the merits of encouraging the development of tidal lagoons to provide energy; and if he...

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

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the (a) ethnicity, (b) gender, (c) disability status, (d) educational background and (e) socio-economic status is...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to respond to the recommendations of the Competition and Market Authority report on the...

      Regional Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if his Department will bring forward funding proposals to support the growth of regional airports as part of the...

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much Ashfield constituency has received from the Regional Growth Fund since that fund's inception; and what the...

      Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of how much the Government will receive from the Mineworkers' Pension Scheme in (a) 2016-17,...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information was supplied to each bidder who expressed an interest in purchasing UK Green Investment Bank on the...

      Solar Power: Profitability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what comparative assessment he has made of the profitability of the solar panel industry in the UK in (a) 2016 and (b)...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Libya: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the reported agreement between the Libyan Central Bank and the Government of National Accord and...

    • Gibraltar Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many times he has met the Chief Minister of Gibraltar since 23 June 2016.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will place in the Library a list of public consultations, White Papers and other documents his Department plans to...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Oral Answer of 30 January 2017, Official Report, column 653, whether the action of the coalition in Yemen is...

      Islamic State: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on progress in the campaign against Daesh.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many former prisoners have been employed by his Department in each of the last five years.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the transition of power resulting from planned presidential...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Senior Civil Servants

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

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the total pay bill was for (a) male and (b) female employees in his Department in 2015-16; and what the per capita spend...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 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...

    • Northern Ireland Office: Staff

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

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Security

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

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Overtime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many hours of recorded overtime have been worked by staff in his Department since its creation.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2017 to Question 60441, approximately how many more staff he needs to recruit to his Department.

      Political Parties: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent discussions he has had with the main opposition parties in Northern Ireland.

      European Medicines Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of the cost to the public purse of the European Medicines Agency physically leaving its current location...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether the Government has taken legal advice on the possibility of reversing a trigger of Article 50.

  • Department for International Development

    • Occupied Territories: Demolition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to seek redress for the demolition by the government of Israel of structures in the Occupied Palestinian...

    • Occupied Territories: Demolition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2016 to Question 907180, on occupied territories: demolition, how many structures built with...

      Developing Countries: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to monitor and report on the effect of its nutrition investment programmes in low and middle...

      Developing Countries: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department has taken to encourage other donors to scale up nutrition investment programmes to tackle malnutrition in...

      Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, who aid partner reference GB-1-205059 is whom her Department funds to provide food and winter items in Syria.

      Developing Countries: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect of withdrawing aid to middle-income countries on achieving the sustainable development goal...

      Yemen: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that adequate port infrastructure is in place at Al Hudaydah port and other ports in...

      Andargachew Tsege

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she had with the Foreign Secretary on the case of Andy Tsege prior to her recent visit to Ethiopia.

  • Department for Education

    • Apprentices: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2016 to Question 56283, if she will set out all of the apprenticeship standards which specifically address skill...

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the financial effect on schools of the abandonment of her Department's policy of compulsory academisation.

      Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason her Department plans to return budgetary provision allocated to supporting the costs of academisation to HM Treasury.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 11 May 2016 to Question HL8119, how much of the £300 million (a) set aside to support schools to convert and support...

      Department for Education: Security

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

      Integrated Schools: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what account her Department took during preparation of its Green Paper, Schools that Work for Everyone, published in September 2016, of the work of...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Magistrates' Courts: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much her Department has spent on developing and testing electronic file covers for magistrates' courts.

    • Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much her Department has paid to claimants in (a) cases and (b) settlements of cases relating to rendition since 1997.

      Ministry of Justice: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if she will place in the Library a list of public consultations, White Papers and other documents her Department plans to publish to assist the UK in...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Church Commissioners: Security

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, how many security passes into the Church Commissioners are issued to people (a) not directly employed by and (b)...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Digital Technology: Hemsworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the number of digitally excluded people resident in Hemsworth constituency; and what assessment she has...

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to her Department's news story of 22 December 2016, how the £440 million made available for superfast rural...

      Broadband: Coventry South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate her Department has made of how many premises in Coventry South constituency do not have access to superfast broadband.

      Museums and Galleries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to ensure the museum sector contributes to her Department's tourism-related objectives.

      Commonwealth Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on England hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2026; and if she will make a statement.

      Foundation for Social Improvement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding the Government has awarded to the Foundation for Social Improvement since that charity was founded.

      Foundation for Social Improvement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on how many separate occasions her Department has awarded (a) grants and (b) contracts to the Foundation for Social Improvement.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Oral Answer of 25 January 2017, column 295, what extra money the Government has put into reducing the changes in women's...

    • Jobcentres: Rotherham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when an Equality Impact Assessment will be published on the proposal to close Goldthorpe jobcentre.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether it is the Government's policy to encourage parents to use the Child Maintenance Services collect and pay service.

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of the benefit freeze on trends in the level of child poverty.

      State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on uprating the state pension for UK pensioners living in the EU after the UK...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on maintaining the triple lock on the state pension.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Senior Civil Servants

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

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to control bird flu since the recent outbreak of that virus.

    • Trapping: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she plans to take to prevent the use of gin traps; if she will review the penalties available for those who use...

      Fairtrade Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the Government will take steps to encourage more consumers to buy Fairtrade produce.

      Animal Products: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the Producer Support Estimate is for beef, lamb and dairy products in the UK.

  • Home Office

    • Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how (a) much funding was allocated to and (b) many staff were employed by the (i) Independent Safeguarding Authority, (ii) Criminal Records...

    • Asylum: Cambridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for how many (a) Case Assurance and Audit Unit and (b) legacy cases her Department has records of people who reside in Cambridge.

      Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Government plans to ratify the Lanzarote Convention.

      Dual Nationality: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of UK citizens who have applied for dual Irish-UK nationality since 23 June 2016.

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's policy is on bringing forward legislative proposals that will further regulate and limit animal testing after the UK...

      Dual Nationality: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Irish citizens have applied for UK citizenship since 23 June 2016.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reported instances of domestic violence there have been in (a) the London Borough of Newham, (b) Greater London and (c) the UK in...

      Overseas Students: Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Immigration of 23 January 2017, Official Report, column 15, what her Department's...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Internment: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the undertaking given by the then Attorney-General on 8 February 1977, that the five techniques of questioning used in Northern Ireland in 1971,...

    • Armed Forces: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel who have left the (a) Royal Navy, (b) Army and (c) Royal Air Force have left for the reason of (i) voluntary outflow, (ii)...

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel in the (a) infantry, (b) Royal Artillery, (c) Royal Corps of Signals, (d) Army Medical Services, (e) Adjutant General's Corps, (f)...

      Iraq: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the provision of any military supplies agreed by the Government as suitable for the Kurdistan Regional Government has not been allowed by the...

      War Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the 2016-17 war pension rate is for (a) monthly and (b) weekly claimants.

      Invicta Park Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential economic and social effect on the local community and local businesses of the proposed closure of Invicta...

  • HM Treasury

    • Treasury: Security

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which persons not employed by his Department hold security passes entitling them to enter his Department's premises.

    • Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of changes to vehicle excise duty from April 2017 on the rate of early scrappage of private cars.

      Children: Poverty

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on child poverty of restrictions on child benefit for third and subsequent children.

      Bank Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether there are Government guidelines given to banks to ensure that consumers are protected when considering closing bank accounts that have not been in...

      Bank Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether there are any penalties in place for banks that are found to retain customer's money without informing them after the account has been closed.

      Gaming Machines

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect on tax revenues of proposed reductions in the maximum allowed stake on fixed-odds betting terminals.

      Treasury: Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total pay bill was for (a) male and (b) female employees in his Department in 2015-16; and what the per capita spend from that pay bill for each...

  • Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

  • Cabinet Office

    • Fraud

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2017 to Question 60953, if he will place in the Library summary data on the incidence and prevalence of (a)...

    • Cabinet Office: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many former prisoners have been employed by his Department in each of the last five years.

      Cabinet Office: Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, 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: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the total pay bill was for (a) male and (b) female employees in his Department in 2015-16; and what the per capita spend from that pay bill for...

      Civil Servants: Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he has taken to ensure that the civil service has the number of people it needs in each Department to deal with the implications of the UK...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK's decision to leave the EU on the size of the civil service workforce.

      Government: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department has taken to improve transparency in government.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: European Convention on Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the role the European Convention of Human Rights in future trade deals the UK makes with other countries.

    • Overseas Trade: South Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps the Government is taking to strengthen the mining trade between the UK and South Africa.

      Libya: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what information he holds on receipts and revenue flows accruing to the regimes in Libya from oil exports in the most recent period for...

      Department for International Trade: Security

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

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Staff

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

    • Wales Office: Senior Civil Servants

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

  • Department of Health

    • Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the level of the misuse of ambulance services in (a) England and (b) each Ambulance NHS Trust; and what steps...

    • Heart Diseases: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of heart valve disease among people aged over 65 to ensure early...

      Heart Diseases: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of rolling out routine stethoscope checks by a trained primary care healthcare professional for...

      Department of Health: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 23 December 2016 to Question 59052, for what reasons the decision was taken by his Department in 2015 to begin funding Overseas...

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that superbugs do not make cancer untreatable.

      Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will commission an all-encompassing analysis of the overall health burden of infectious diseases in the UK.

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to ensure that there will be no restriction on IVF availability.

      MMR Vaccine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reach the WHO target of at least 95 per cent of children at age two are vaccinated for MMR.

      Better Care Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the Better Care Fund programme on the most vulnerable people in society.

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to ensure all GPs are trained in suicide awareness.

      Department of Health: Security

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

      Dental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many local authorities in England provide or commission an oral health improvement programme; and what estimate he has made of the funds committed to...

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 16 September 2016 to Question 45640, how many participants have received the HPV vaccine as part of the pilot to provide that...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to educate parents on child obesity.

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to prevent suicides.

      Capita: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that Capita improves its performance relating to the processing of dental performer list applications.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support his Department is giving to middle-aged people diagnosed with eating disorders.

      Bosutinib

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects NICE to conclude their deliberations on the use of Bosutinib; what the cost is of providing Bosutinib for a 12 month period; and what...

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking with NHS England to ensure that gay and bisexual men sign up to the HPV vaccination pilot.

      Bulimia: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what transcranial direct current stimulation will be made available on the NHS to treat bulimia.

      Sexually Transmitted Infections: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduce the rates of (a) gonorrhoea and (b) other sexual transmitted infections among deprived urban communities.

      Tuberculosis: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduce the rate of TB in the 10 per cent of the population living in the most deprived areas.

      Diabetes: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of people diagnosed with diabetes.

      Everolimus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects NICE to conclude their deliberations on the use of Everolimus; what the cost is of providing Everolimus for a 12 month period; and what...

      Louise Guss Consulting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many contracts (a) his Department and (b) its non-departmental public bodies and agencies have awarded to Louise Guss Consulting Ltd since 2013.

      General Practitioners: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what systems his Department plans to put in place to support the recruitment of GPs from abroad.

      General Practitioners: Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress the Government has made on recruiting more GPs in (a) Devon and (b) Plymouth.

      Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to increase the capacity of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency as a result of the UK leaving the EU.

      Health Services: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the process is for NHS England to determine its funding annually for the prioritisation of specialised services.

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to stop websites promoting suicide.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on when the UK Health Forum project into the costs to the NHS and to social care from air pollution will (a)...

      Eating Disorders: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people over the age of 60 have been diagnosed with an eating disorder in each of the last five years.

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timescale is for deciding and publishing the benchmark price for IVF.

      Cystic Fibrosis: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health of 13 December 2016, Official Report, column 257WH, on the...

      International Red Cross

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of instances when the Red Cross has provided care to people at home after their discharge from hospital in each...

      Eating Disorders: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many school-aged children have been diagnosed with an eating disorder in each year since 2010.

      Eating Disorders: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list (a) the community-based eating disorder services for children and young people which (i) currently and (ii) plan in 2017-18 to accept...

      Prisoners: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the report, Preventing suicide in England: A cross-government outcomes strategy to save lives, published on 9 January 2017, whether his...

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will hold discussions with technology companies on the implications for his policies on suicide prevention of the publication of detailed...

      Eating Disorders: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans there are to include community-based eating disorder services for children and young people in the in-depth thematic review of children and...

      Eating Disorders: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 2 November 2016 to Question 50911, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the funding referred to is spent in full...

      Eating Disorders: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on implementing access and waiting time standards for eating disorder services for children and young people; and what his...

      Cystic Fibrosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of using cystic fibrosis treatments to pilot the recommendations of the Accelerated Access Review.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when Health Education England plans to publish its five-year mental health workforce strategy.

      Mental Health Services: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2017 to Question 62390, how many people were admitted to adult in-patient mental health wards in each month of 2016...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2017 to Question 61518, what the recorded causes of death were of the 11 children who died in in-patient mental...

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether an impact assessment of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between his Department, NHS Digital and the Home Office on sharing patient...

      Eating Disorders: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to page seven of the NHS England report, Implementing the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health, published in February 2016, when NHS...

  • Leader of the House of Lords

    • Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Leader of the House, further to her Written Answer on 23 January (HL4521), whether the shortage of resources within the Ministry of Justice will be resolved in time for the outstanding...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Mudawi Ibrahim Adam

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Sudan regarding the ongoing detention without charge of Dr Mudawi Ibrahim Adam, a human rights activist.

    • European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the UK is compliant with the obligations contained in the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages.

      Andargachew Tsege

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in ensuring that Andargachew Tsege is given a fair trial and access to a legal defence team in Ethiopia; and whether they have...

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations the UK Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan made to the Sudanese Foreign Minister regarding the environment for civil society...

      Sudan: Trade Promotion

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 23 January (HL Deb, col 425) concerning recent developments in Sudan, whether they are providing any...

      Inhuman Treatment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 26 January (HL WS444), whether they will take steps to ensure that such assistance does...

      Turkey: Political Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many elected members of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey are now detained or imprisoned; and what discussions they have had with the government of...

      West Bank: Water

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will formally welcome the re-establishment of a joint Israel Palestine Water Committee for the West Bank; and what assessment they have made of...

      Lebanon: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Lebanon regarding reports of alleged violence against UNRWA staff and the civilian population of Ein...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel regarding reports of the death of a 17 year-old who was denied a permit to exit Gaza to...

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel in regard to that government's announcement that a further 600 Jewish settler homes will be...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel following reports that Israel’s High Court of Justice has decided to allow the Civil...

      Iraq: Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 6 January (HL4319), what plans they have made to gather and preserve evidence of crimes...

      Syria: Diplomatic Service

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they are giving to restoring the UK's diplomatic representation in Damascus at a level below ambassadorial.

  • Department for International Development

    • EU Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of UK official development assistance is spent through the EU.

  • Department for Education

    • Gcse

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking, together with the regulator Ofqual, to ensure that there is no confusion over the new numerical grading system for GCSEs in England.

    • Young People: Unemployment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many young people aged between 16 and 19 years of age were not in education, employment or training in each quarter of 2016.

      Gender Recognition

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish the new transgender strategy as agreed to in the government response to recommendation 1 of the House of Commons Women and Equalities...

      Adult Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made in using behavioural insights to identify how to motivate adults to improve their reading skills and to encourage learners to...

      Academies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many academies have been transferred from one trust to another, in which years, and what were their names; and what is (1) the total cost, and (2) the...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Probation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the comprehensive review of the probation system to improve outcomes for offenders and communities will be published; and whether the review will...

    • Prison Sentences

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to bring prison sentences in England and Wales in line with those imposed in Northern Ireland.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • RFA Tidespring

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the original planned date for acceptance into service of Royal Fleet Auxiliary Tidespring; and what is now the planned date for acceptance into service.

    • Russia: Military Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Russian military aircraft are passing through British airspace; if so, whether they are always required to submit flight plans in advance; and if not...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to develop a review process for Disability Confident to ensure businesses are meeting their commitments.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Dog Fighting

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to curb dog fighting.

    • Food: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether any new trade arrangements with the US, involving the import of food products from the US to the UK, could...

      Flood Control: Somerset

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 23 January (HL4517), when the scheme to widen and improve the River Sowy and King Sedgemoor...

      Chemicals: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the UK's withdrawal from the EU, what steps they intend to take in regard to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 concerning the Registration,...

      Common Fisheries Policy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to leave the Common Fisheries Policy when the UK leaves the EU; and if so, how they will ensure that fish stocks remain sustainable.

      Neonicotinoids

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to remove the current restrictions on the use of neonicotinoids when the UK leaves the EU; and if so, what is their assessment of the...

  • 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 31 January (HL4983), what is meant by the statement that the costs to DCLG "were met through...

  • HM Treasury

    • European Banking Authority

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the UK's exit from the EU, whether the UK will leave the European Banking Authority; and if so, when the Banking Authority will relocate...

    • Industrial Products: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government in 2015 what was the value in sterling of (1) UK imports from outside the EU of industrial goods, and (2) UK customs duties charged and collected by HM...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Customs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the speech by the Prime Minister on 17 January setting out the Government’s objectives for exiting the EU, whether they have sought advice...

    • Overseas Trade

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the speech by the Prime Minister on 17 January setting out the Government’s objectives for exiting the EU, whether they have commissioned a...

      Overseas Trade

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on UK companies’ ability to prepare international trade paperwork if the UK exits the EU before...

      European Medicines Agency

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the UK's exit from the EU, whether the UK will leave the European Medicines Agency; and if so, when the Agency will be relocated away from...

  • Department of Health

    • NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria will be used to judge whether NHS sustainability and transformation plans have been the result of meaningful local community engagement and...

    • NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government against what criteria will NHS sustainability and transformation plans be judged in relation to cancer and end of life commitments.

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