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Written answers

Thursday, 16 February 2017

  • Public Accounts Commission

  • Department for Education

    • Citizenship: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many places were available for trainee teachers who wish to specialise in citizenship education on teacher training courses in each of the last 10...

    • Citizenship: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure effective teaching of citizenship education in schools in England; and if she will make a statement.

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average funding was for a secondary school pupil in (a) England, (b) Surrey, (c) Oxfordshire, (d) London and (e) Haringey in each of the last...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners' Release: Birth Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of making the presentation of birth certificates compulsory for UK-born residents...

    • Criminal Records: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress the Government has made on its ban the box initiative; which businesses have signed up to that initiative; how many employees of her...

      Suspended Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of sentences for each category of offence are suspended sentences.

      Prisoners: Education and Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much was spent on education and training for prisoners in each year since 2010.

      Prisons: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State's oral contribution of 24 January 2017, Official Report, column 156, when she plans to...

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

    • Electoral Commission: Pay

      To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what the total pay bill was for (a) male and (b) female employees in...

    • Electoral Commission: Security

      To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how many security passes into the Electoral Commission are issued to...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to announce the final number of vehicles his Department plans to procure as part of the Mechanised Infantry Vehicle programme.

    • Armed Forces: Alcoholism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the debate on the Armed Forces Covenant of 2 February 2017, HC column 1270, when he expects the alcohol working group to publish its...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Rents: Arrears

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) level and (b) extent of arrears of tenants in the (i) social and (ii) private...

  • Home Office

    • Overseas Students: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether former higher education students who are EU nationals who apply for permanent residence in the UK are required to have held comprehensive private...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Nuclear Fusion: Research

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the fusion research programme at the Culham Centre will continue to be funded following the UK's departure from the EU.

    • Regional Growth Fund

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for future funding rounds of the Regional Growth Fund; and whether they expect bids to be open to public and private sector organisations.

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which Local Enterprise Partnerships (1) applied for, and (2) were successful in receiving, funds from the Regional Growth Fund in each of the six funding rounds.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Gaza: Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what efforts they are making to ensure the re-opening the Rafah Crossing in Gaza, at least for medical cases; and what means of international verification of...

    • Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the report published by the UN Conference on Trade and Development on 1 September 2015, what international planning, if any, is underway to...

  • Department of Health

    • Hospital Beds

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what analysis they have commissioned to assess the number of delayed transfers of care by council area in the context of population size; and how many...

    • Hepatitis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Shaughnessy on 27 January (HL4700), on what estimation or data the Operational Delivery Network run rates were...

      Hospital Beds

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people who are occupying hospital beds, despite being fit and well enough to be discharged, have been doing so for (1) between one and three months,...

      Prescriptions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Shaughnessy on 19 January (HL4501), whether the Answer also applies to the Automated Repeat Prescription...

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many payments for wrongful birth, other than cases of failed sterilisation or vasectomy, were made by the NHS Litigation Authority to parents of children...

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact that payments for wrongful birth, other than cases of failed sterilisation or vasectomy, have on people living...

      Congenital Abnormalities

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many fatal foetal abnormalities were diagnosed in each of the last five years.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total cost to the NHS of purchasing generic drugs from the Israeli pharmaceutical company Teva in the last financial year.

      Mental Patients: Death

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the increase in unexpected patient deaths reported by England’s mental health trusts; and what steps they are taking...

      Hospital at Home Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any plans in place to increase investment in technology to support an expansion of hospital at home schemes.

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the UCL report Nicotine, Carcinogen, and Toxin Exposure in Long-Term E-Cigarette and Nicotine Replacement Therapy Users: A Cross-sectional...

      Health Services: Prisons

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Health and Wellbeing Boards have oversight of, or involvement in, the provision of health services in prison; and if not, who does.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of the US about the future of the F35 programme, following comments made by President Trump about the...

    • Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any issues with the noise levels emitted underwater by the Navy's Type 45 destroyers; and how far away underwater the Type 45 can be heard...

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