Written answers

Monday, 20 February 2017

  • Prime Minister

    • Nuclear Weapons: Israel

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether she discussed matters relating to (a) Israel's nuclear weapons arsenal and (b) prospects of Israel joining the multilateral Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty...

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether she discussed a two-state solution with the Prime Minister of Israel during his visit to the UK of February 2017.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Flexible Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants have received support through the Flexible Support Fund following changes to work allowances introduced in...

    • Bereavement Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department plans to publish an updated impact assessment for plans to replace bereavement benefits with bereavement support...

      Employment Schemes: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the personalisation pathfinder initiative; and if he will make a statement.

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have had their eligibility for winter fuel allowance stopped as a result of the introduction of temperature tests.

      Jobcentres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average rate of unemployment is in those communities in which his Department is proposing to close jobcentres.

      Jobcentre Plus: Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which companies Jobcentre Plus has been barred from making referrals to.

      Jobcentres: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants are served by (a) Tile Hill and (b) Cofa Court jobcentres in Coventry; and how many such claimants are (i) disabled and...

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his Department's policy to (a) collect data on the number of people subject to a benefit sanction who have used food banks...

      Jobcentres: Coventry

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

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of allowing women affected by the increase in state pension age to retire...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the effect of changes in the level of inflation on working age benefit claimants in the last 12 months; and if he...

      Social Security Benefits: Care Leavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many young people leaving care have had their benefits sanctioned or suspended in each of the last five years for which data is available.

      JD Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance his Department has issued to Jobcentre Plus on referrals of claimants to JD Sports.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what advice services there are for people with a child maintenance arrangement who (a) are moving away from Child Support Agency (CSA)...

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the regulation of health and safety at work of the UK leaving the EU.

      Bereavement Payment: Food Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of changes to bereavement payments on food poverty in (a) rural areas and (b) Hemsworth...

      Food Poverty: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to tackle food insecurity in rural areas; and if he will make an assessment of the reason for recent...

      Women against State Pension Inequality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has further plans to meet Women Against State Pension Inequality campaigners; and if he will make a statement.

      Young Offenders: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many young people on release from Young Offender Institutions have had their benefits sanctioned or suspended in each of the last five years.

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2017 to Question 61821, on child poverty, what the evidential basis is to demonstrate that parental...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that employers are encouraged to recruit and retain disabled people.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment his Department has made of trends in the number of people in work in the East Midlands.

  • Home Office

    • Free Movement of People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what controls on freedom of movement are available to the Government within the EU Treaties.

    • Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many referrals to the National Referral Mechanism under the claim of adult-sexual exploitation resulted in positive conclusive decisions...

      Dogs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps Border Force is taking to reduce the number of dogs being brought into the UK illegally.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of police work primarily on cybercrime cases; and if she will make a statement.

      All Party Fire Safety and Rescue Parlt Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service will meet the All-Party Parliamentary Fire Safety and Rescue Group.

      Home Office: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2017 to Question 62601, how many contractors, temporary staff and guests have been given a security...

      Domestic Violence: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what educational programmes the Government makes available to youth bodies to help support young people who are the victims of domestic abuse.

      Police National Computer

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2017 to Question 61991, on what date the issue of the omission relating to the recording of licence...

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of prisoners in England and Wales have a profile on the national DNA database.

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Government plans to publish the Counter Extremism Bill.

      Slavery: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she plans to take in response to the letter of 10 January 2017 from the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner on identifying,...

      Skilled Workers: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2017 to Question 61413, on general practitioners: foreign nationals, on how many occasions the Tier 2...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether UK Visas and Immigration plans to publish guidelines on how earnings and dividends should be presented where the income threshold is...

      Human Trafficking: Prostitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of Official Development Assistance funding was used to support people trafficked into the sex industry in the UK in each of...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the task force announced by the Prime Minister on 31 July 2016 to accelerate progress...

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been referred to drug and alcohol dependency programmes under Section 17 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009 since that...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Written Statement of 8 February 2017, HCWS467, on immigration, on what date she decided to change the number of...

      Syria: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which Minister of her Department leads on discussions at EU level on the wellbeing of Syrian refugees who have entered mainland Europe.

      Police: Informers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness, value for money and implications for the police code of ethics of the...

      Immigration: Documents

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received on applicants for further leave to remain, indefinite leave or citizenship losing their jobs on...

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on granting hon. Members clearance to visit immigration removal centres outside of their constituency.

      Fire Stations: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fire station closures there have been in England in each of the last five years.

      Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to commence the appointment process for the second Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner.

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to (a) protect businesses subject to CEO fraud and (b) hold accountable banks which have not followed...

      Asylum: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that premises used by asylum accommodation providers as temporary accommodation are fit to...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that people granted asylum in the UK in initial accommodation are properly supported for the...

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fraud offences were recorded by Action Fraud in each year since 2013; and how many of those offences were then passed onto the police.

      Police: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will make an assessment of the effect of its decision to stop direct funding for the digital media investigators course on...

      Home Office: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2017 to Question 62601, on security at her Department, how many security passes have been issued to...

      Home Office: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2017 to Question 62601, on Home Office Security, how many passes for the groups provided in that Answer...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December 2016 to Question 54640, on passports, what the age profile is of UK passport holders.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what meetings she has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the financial, legal and logistical...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what meetings she or the Minister of State for Immigration have had with Lord Dubs to discuss implementation of the Immigration Act.

  • Department of Health

    • Colorectal Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve the rates of early diagnosis for bowel cancer.

    • Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many extractions of multiple teeth for children under the age of 18 in Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust took place in each...

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to assess the effectiveness of 5-aminolevulinic acid treatment for high grade brain tumours; and whether this...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2017 to Question 60941, on blood: contamination, how many such applications have been received from bereaved people...

      Care Homes: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the capacity available in care homes in Coventry for patients who are ready to leave hospital.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2017 to Question 61554, what information on the availability of dental services his Department routinely collects.

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2017 to Question 61555, how many children were seen in each 12 month period from 2010 to 2016; and what proportion...

      Health Services: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with North Staffordshire Clinical Care Group on lines of responsibility for cancer and end-of-life care services delivered...

      North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve the performance of the North West Ambulance Service; and if he will make a statement.

      Marie Stopes International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take in response to the recent report published by the Care Quality Commission into the abuses and safety failures identified at...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Minimum Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to respond to the finding of Public Health England in the Public Health Burden of Alcohol and the Effectiveness and...

      Mental Health Services: Out of Area Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to phase out the practice of out-of-area placements across England, as recommended by the Commission on Acute Adult...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Assembly Government on holding a public inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal.

      Ovarian Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to publish the ovarian cancer-specific service specification submitted for approval by the Complex Gynaecological Services Clinical...

      Brentuximab Vedotin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of how many relapsed/refractory Hodgkin lymphoma patients will not receive stem cell transplants if brentuximab vedotin is...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of trends in hospital admissions due to alcohol in the last 10 years; and what steps his Department is taking to...

      Department of Health: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many registered health professionals were directly employed by his Department on 1 February (a) 2017 and (b) 2016; and how many such professionals in...

      Psychiatric Nurses: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of nationals of other EU countries currently working in the NHS as psychiatric nurses; what the potential effect...

      Mental Illness: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of (i) male and (ii) female prisoners who have a personality disorder.

      Social Services: Surrey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether there is a memorandum of understanding between the Government and Surrey County Council on social care funding.

      Prisoners: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2017 to Question 62839, how many people waited more than 28 days for a transfer to hospital under the Mental Health...

      Emergency Services: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many blue code emergencies there were in prisons in England in each year since 2010.

      Suicide: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many self-inflicted deaths there were of former prisoners in England within 14 days of their release in each year since 2010.

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of hospital beds taken up because of delayed transfers of care in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Brentuximab Vedotin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people with relapsed and refractory Hodgkin lymphoma receive brentuximab vedotin through the NHS.

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when NICE plans to report on the availability of FreeStyle Libre on the NHS.

      Preventive Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what procedures are in place to ensure that clinical commissioning groups fund preventative medicines in accordance with NICE guidelines.

      NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of progress with and the effectiveness of the Sustainability Transformation Fund; and if he will make a statement.

      Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of children receive an assessment of their development by health visitors (a) after birth, (b) at six to eight weeks, (c) at...

      Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the amount of funding spent by (a) clinical commissioning groups and (b) local authorities on supporting children and families in the...

      Pregnancy: Depressive Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of perinatal depression there have been recorded in each (a) region and (b) clinical commissioning group area in each year since 2010.

      Care Homes: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will create a single database for incident reporting in care homes; and if he will make a statement.

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2016 to Question 49671, the Answer of 31 October 2016 to Question 50008 and the Answer of 8 November 2016 to...

      Cancer: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how long patients in Wolverhampton waited on average to start treatment following diagnosis for (a) lung cancer, (b) breast cancer, (c) cervical cancer,...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many technology appraisals NICE has undertaken for medicines granted accelerated approval by the European Medicines Agency due to high unmet medical...

      University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many extractions of multiple teeth for children under the age of 18 in University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust took place in each of...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many technology appraisals NICE has undertaken where phase three clinical trial data has been absent or incomplete.

      NHS: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of nationals of other EU countries working in the NHS as cleaners; what assessment he has made of the potential...

      Health Visitors: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of nationals of other EU countries working in the NHS as health visitors; what assessment he has made of the...

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the level of cervical screening uptake is in Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group; what steps his Department is taking to increase cervical...

      Health Services: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what costs have been (a) incurred and (b) committed for future periods for the development and management of the sustainability and transformation plan...

      Neuromuscular Disorders

      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 muscle-wasting conditions.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will ensure that the current scheme administrators are given further government financial support in the event that the new Infected Blood Scheme...

      Psychiatry: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of nationals of other EU countries working in the NHS as psychiatrists; what assessment he has made of the...

      Midwives: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of nationals of other EU countries working in the NHS as midwives; what assessment he has made of the potential...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to increase the length of time that data is collected on the evaluation of treatment funded by the Cancer Drugs Fund.

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish all documents produced by NHS Improvement on accident and emergency waiting times in January 2017.

      Social Services: St Helens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much of the £900 million extra funding announced by the Government for social care on 15 December 2016 will be received by St Helens Council.

      General Practitioners: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding has been provided from the public purse to GP practices in (a) St Helens North constituency, (b) Merseyside and (c) UK in each of the...

      Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether women in Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre are tested for TB, HIV and malaria on arrival from (a) West Africa, (b) East Africa, (c) South...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • 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 projects that...

    • Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when in Spring 2017 he plans to implement the changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme.

      Ombudsman Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the Consumer Ombudsman regime.

      Erasmus: Foreign Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2017 to Question 62717, how many UK students in each (a) region and (b) local...

      Qualifications: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to ensure that the provisions of Directive 89/48/EEC relating to professional qualifications are...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has received about energy price rises in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

      Green Investment Bank: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government plans to put in place any measures to prevent asset stripping or other abuses by companies which...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2017 to Question 62603, what the number of security passes issued by his...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department plans to publish the Government's response to the consultation on the post office network which...

      Furs: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of EU regulations on the labelling of animal fur on consumer...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the continued financial viability of the Post Office network; and whether he plans to...

      Post Offices: Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of use of Post Office branches for banking.

      EURATOM: Membership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 12 October 2016 to Question 47517, whether the Government has completed an assessment of the...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of projects for which the Green Investment Bank will provide funding in the...

      High Level Stakeholder Working Group on EU Exit, Universities, Research and Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the names are of the members of the High Level Stakeholder Working Group on EU Exit, Universities, Research and...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to publish its Emissions Reduction Plan.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Torture: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to respond to the recent allegations of torture in Northern Ireland in the 1970s by army personnel; and if he will...

    • Tanks: Logistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of current availability of tank transporters for the armed forces.

      Military Decorations: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make provisions to allow military personnel who have served in Northern Ireland as part of Operation Helvetic to receive operational service...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to raise the minimum age of enlistment into the armed forces to 18 years of age.

      Afghanistan: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which date his Department has identified for the total withdrawal of British troops from Afghanistan.

      Army Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Army Reserve's Order of Battle.

      Ministry of Defence: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2017 to Question 62604, what the number of security passes issued by his Department to people not employed by his...

      Libya: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse was of (a) UK military operations in Libya between 1 March and 31 August 2011, (b) the personnel deployed during those...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Councillors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on the proportion of local councillors who are (a) women and (b) black, Asian or minority...

    • Rents: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the average weekly rent in (a) social and (b) private sector rented housing in Warrington; and...

      Social Services: Surrey County Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the details of any memorandum of understanding between his Department and Surrey County Council in relation...

      Social Services: Surrey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether there is a memorandum of understanding between the Government and Surrey County Council regarding the funding of social...

      Social Services: Surrey County Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will publish all written or electronic correspondence between ministers and officials in his Department and Surrey County...

      Tenancy Deposit Schemes: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many deposits of tenants in London were (a) submitted and (b) returned under the Government-accredited tenancy deposit...

  • HM Treasury

    • Personal Pensions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to introduce a cap on early exit charges for people over the age of 55 seeking to transfer their personal...

    • Living Wage: Enforcement

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many employers have been convicted of paying staff less than the national living wage since its introduction.

      Universal Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax credit recipients have been naturally migrated onto universal credit since March 2016.

      Small Businesses: Corporation Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many businesses made use of the corporation tax rate for small companies in (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15.

      Employee Ownership: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) people and (b) businesses received national insurance contributions relief for share incentive plans in (i) 2013-14 and (ii) 2014-15.

      Tonnage Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many businesses had their profits charged to tonnage tax in (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15.

      Revenue and Customs: Staff

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many employees at (a) Bradford Centenary Court, (b) Bradford The Interchange, (c) Grimsby Imperial House, (d) Harrogate Victoria Avenue, (e) Hull Cherry...

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether HM Revenue and Customs assessed the effect of introducing its Making Tax Digital proposals on (a) freelance workers in the creative industries and...

      Social Services: Surrey County Council

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the details of any memorandum of understanding between his Department and Surrey County Council in relation to funding for social care;...

      Money Advice Service

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 2.10 of the Government's response to the independent review of the Money Advice Service, published in March 2015, when his...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what framework his Department plans to use to evaluate the roll-out of tax-free-childcare and its effect on (a) parental employment, (b) childcare prices...

      Equity Release

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with financial services providers on the potential role of equity release in helping to meet challenges posed by an...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what mechanism has been put in place to assess whether the Government will guarantee funding for specific ESF and ERDF projects signed after the Autumn...

      Bank Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Markets and Competition Authority on the introduction of a cap on overdraft charges for personal current accounts; and...

      Entrepreneurs' Relief

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people received capital gains tax relief for entrepreneurs' qualifying business disposals in (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15.

      Inheritance Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people received inheritance tax relief for business relief including unlisted shares in (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Permanent Secretary to the Treasury plans to reply to the letter and email he received from the right hon. Member for Hitchin and Harpenden on 23...

      Double Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many businesses received double taxation relief in (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment his Department has made of the return on investment of its marketing budget in 2016-17.

    • Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what visits to which countries each of the Government's trade envoys have made on since May 2015.

      World Trade Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether rulings of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body constitute binding legal obligations with which all members of...

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what account he plans to take of other countries' observance of Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights when planning new...

      Overseas Trade: Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether he plans to maintain the same trading relationship with Bangladesh after the UK leaves the EU as that which was established by the...

      Overseas Trade: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps the Government plans to take to ensure that trade deals which he negotiates after the UK leaves the EU are equitable to and...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Gender: Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how Sustainable Development Goal 5 has been incorporated into the Government Equality Office's single department plan.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Sri Lanka: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Sri Lankan Government on the destruction of a church building in Pahariya in North West...

    • Israeli Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Israeli Prime Minister on the building of settlements.

      Pitcairn Islands: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has discussed tax (a) avoidance and (b) evasion with the Government of the Pitcairn Islands since the last Joint...

      Tristan da Cunha: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has discussed tax (a) avoidance and (b) evasion with the Government of Tristan da Cunha since the last Joint...

      St Helena: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has discussed tax (a) avoidance and (b) evasion with the Government of St Helena since the last Joint Ministerial...

      Syria: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which Minister in his Department leads on discussions at EU level on the wellbeing of Syrian refugees who have entered mainland...

      Zainab al-Khawaja

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the Bahrainian Government on the case of Zainab Al-Khawaja.

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to work with the Governments of Turkey and Russia on maximising the likelihood of adherence to the...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to monitor adherence to the ceasefire in Syria.

      USA: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to make representations to the US Administration on the recent changes in US immigration policy.

      Ibrahim Halawa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the Egyptian authorities on the case of Ibrahim Halawa.

      EU Accession

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support he is providing to EU accession countries to help them become full EU member states.

      Ukraine: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Ukraine.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much of his Department's spending has contributed towards the UK's Official Development Assistance total in 2016-17.

      USA: State Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will provide an update on plans for the visit of President Trump to the UK.

      Colombia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Colombian counterpart on the conditions in which former FARC guerrillas are being...

      Mauritania: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the (a) staff and (b) annual budget is of the UK diplomatic representation in Mauritania.

      USA: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the protection and promotion of human rights.

  • Department for International Development

    • Lake Chad Basin: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether a Minister of her Department plans to attend the donor conference for Nigeria and Lake Chad in Oslo on 24 February 2017.

    • Lake Chad Basin: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department plans to make a funding pledge at the donor conference on the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria and Lake Chad...

      Overseas Aid: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make it her policy to encourage the involvement of church groups and other Christian organisations in the delivery of...

      Desalination: Oman

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support and cooperation her Department is providing to the Middle East Desalination Research Centre in Oman.

      Overseas Aid: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much and what proportion of her Department's spending was made in India through the World Bank in 2015-16.

      World Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her Department's financial contribution to the World Bank was in 2015-16.

      Gender: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to deliver the UN's Step it Up for gender equality agenda.

      Refugees: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to protect female refugees against exploitation and sexual violence.

      Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to assess the practicability of delivering aid to besieged areas of Syria by drone; and if she will make a...

      Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that its humanitarian programme is gender-responsive.

      Overseas Aid: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to tackle the fraudulent use of aid disbursed by her Department.

      Sierra Leone: Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2016 to Question 54679, which domestic human rights organisations in Sierra Leone the Government...

      Sierra Leone: Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2016 to Question 54679, if her Department will make representations to the Government of Sierra...

      Overseas Aid: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the National Audit Office report of 9 February 2017, entitled Investigation into the Department's approach to...

      Overseas Aid: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the National Audit Office report of 9 February 2017, entitled Investigation into the Department's approach to...

      Department for International Development: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2017 to Question 62538, what the number of security passes issued by her Department to people not...

      Developing Countries: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding her Department has provided in the current financial year to projects supporting developing states in tackling...

  • Department for Education

    • Integrated Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions she has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and (b) her other cabinet colleagues on the principles of...

    • Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to increase out-of-hours support for foster carers (a) in Coventry South constituency and (b) nationally; and if she will...

      Schools: Warrington North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the potential effect of the new school funding formula on the level of funding for schools in Warrington North...

      Baverstock Academy: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2017 to Question 61381, what financial information her Department has provided to the community and stakeholders...

      Schools: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2017 to Question 61379, what criteria her Department uses to assess the value for money of school closures.

      Universities: Hereford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to announce funding for the planned New Model in Technology and Engineering University in Hereford.

      Pre-school Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to increase the number of applications from (a) male and (b) female applicants to early years teacher training programmes.

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 16 January 2017 to Question 59691, what (a) proportion and (b) number of children who did not achieve a good level of...

      Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average class size was in (a) St Helens North constituency, (b) Merseyside and (c) the UK in each year since 2010.

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children's centres have been de-designated in each local authority since 2010.

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children's centres were deemed (a) outstanding, (b) good, (c) requiring improvement and (d) unsatisfactory (i) nationally, (ii)...

      Antibiotics: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will introduce compulsory education on antibiotics and antibiotic resistance as part of the primary school curriculum.

      GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students from each ethnic background at state-funded schools and further education colleges achieved three or more A* or A grades at A level...

      GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department holds on attainment at A-level by students from different ethnic backgrounds.

      GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department holds on attainment at A-level by students from different socio-economic backgrounds.

      STEM Subjects: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps her Department has taken to encourage the uptake of STEM subjects by female students.

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the number of Sure Start children's centres for the provision of children's services.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to repeal section 1 of the Employment of Women, Young...

      Teachers: Nottingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the new national funding formula for schools on the recruitment and retention of teachers in...

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2016 to Question 47734, whether Ofsted's inspection of sex and relationships education taught in academies...

      Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of potential change to the number of pupils eligible for pupil premium funding once universal credit has been rolled out.

      Schools: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether schools are required to inform her Department when their websites and servers are hacked.

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department holds on the number of (a) academies and (b) maintained secondary schools that provide sex and relationships education.

      Speech and Language Disorders: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the findings of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists' report,...

      Schools: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when her Department will complete its internal review of health and safety advice to schools; when she plans to publish revised advice on school trips...

      Secondary Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when her Department plans to publish its guidance on Key Stage 4 performance tables in qualifications in the technical award category for 2019.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions her Department has had with HM Treasury on whether the planned sale of the student loans book will affect the repayment formula for...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Church Commissioners: Security

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2017 to Question 62530, what the number of security passes issued by the...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Data Protection: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the relevant European Commissioner on an adequacy decision for the protection of data transferred...

    • Overseas Broadcasting: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on broadcasting rights for UK companies in other EU...

      Social Networking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the facility people have to move and re-use data held by social networking websites; and if she will...

      Nuisance Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to paragraph 2.289 of Budget 2015, how much of the £3.5 million announced to trial the development and provision of...

      Gambling: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many online gambling websites located outside the UK and without a Gambling Commission remote-operating licence were sent letters...

      Gambling: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many Gambling Commission remote-operating licences are held by gambling websites based outside of the UK; and in which...

      Sportsgrounds: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received on improving disability access to sports venues; and if she will make a statement.

      Sportsgrounds: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will meet Muscular Dystrophy UK's Trailblazers to discuss accessibility at sports venues.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Avian Influenza: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions her Department's officials had with officials of the devolved institutions on preventing further outbreaks...

    • Dogs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, from what countries dogs were imported into the UK for (a) non-commercial reasons under the Pet Travel Scheme and (b)...

      Inland Waterways: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions the Environment Agency has had with local authorities in the Anglian region on reopening the...

      Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the oral evidence of the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State to the Environmental Audit Committee of 31...

      Industrial Estates: Worksop

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential risks to public safety from the Trent Valley Crown Estate...

      Industrial Estates: Worksop

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with her counterparts in HM Treasury and the Department for Communities and Local Government on...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the Scottish Government's report entitled, Scotland's Place in Europe, published on 20 December 2016, whether he...

    • Free Movement of People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what plans he has to negotiate visa-free travel for British citizens in the EU as a part of negotiations for the UK to exit the EU.

      Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps he plans to take during negotiations on the UK leaving the EU to ensure that electrical safety in the workplace is...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2017 to Question 60045, how many full-time equivalent staff his Department had as of 1 January 2017.

  • Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Security

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2017 to Question 62528,what the number of security passes issued by his Department to people not employed by his Department is;...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers recruited since 2015 have retained their job after a probation period for (a) one year and (b) two years or more.

    • Police Cautions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been given 15 cautions or more in each of the last five years by age group.

      Prisoners on Remand: Police Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many remand prisoners have been held in police stations until a prison place became available rather than returned to prison following a court...

      Prostitution: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prosecutions under section 14 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009 have been successful.

      Prisons: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in how many prisons operational capacity was exceeded in each of the last five years.

      Ministry of Justice: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2017 to Question 62540, what the number of security passes issued by her Department to people not employed by her...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many recalls to prison there have been for (a) breach of licence and (b) new offence in each year since 2010.

      Jeff Sessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what communications she has had with President Trump's nominee for Attorney General since his formal nomination.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2017 to Question 62543, what the number of security passes issued by his Department to people not employed by his...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Absent Voting: Reform

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to reform postal voting to protect against voter fraud.

    • Social Services: Surrey

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether there is a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government and Surrey County Council regarding the funding of social care.

      Electoral Register: Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions the Government has had with electoral management system suppliers to assess the viability of an online registration checking tool; and...

      Average Earnings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average annual pay for (a) men and (b) women in (i) St Helens North constituency, (ii) Merseyside and (iii) the UK was in each year since 2010.

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of how many staff and negotiators government departments will need to recruit for the negotiations on the UK...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Security

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many security passes into the House of Commons Commission are issued to people (a)...

    • Parliament: Temporary Employment

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many contract staff the House employs on zero-hours contracts; and what information...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Sudan: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 30 January (HL4652) concerning Sir Simon McDonald’s meetings with senior government...

    • Sudan: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Sudan about the life sentence imposed on the Czech aid worker Petr Jasek, and the imprisonment of...

      International Criminal Court

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to (1) the call of the African Union (AU), made at its annual heads of state summit in Addis Ababa, for the mass withdrawal of member...

      Iraq: Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to rebuild inter-communal trust in areas liberated from Daesh in Iraq.

      Iraq: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Iraq to repeal legislation that forces children of parents who convert to Islam automatically to...

      Iraq: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what political and financial assistance they are providing to strengthen and develop the structures and mechanisms for interreligious dialogue and...

      Burma: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of UN reports related to alleged human rights violations perpetrated by Myanmar security forces in northern Rakhine State.

      Burma: Sexual Offences

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to allegations of rape and sexual violence committed against civilians in northern Rakhine state by Myanmar security forces; and what...

      Burma: Sexual Offences

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much was provided in funding for Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative programmes implemented by the UK embassy in Myanmar over each of the last three...

      Balkans: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans are in place to maintain the current level of Conflict, Stability and Security Fund funding for the Balkans over the next three years; and which...

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are providing funding for (1) efforts to promote a comprehensive Palestinian negotiating team, and (2) Palestinian elections at all levels of...

      Palestinians: Recognition of States

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their responsibilities under the Balfour Declaration of 1917 include the recognition of a Palestinian State as well as the Israeli one.

      Bahrain: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund was used to support a visit by the Chief of Police of Bahrain to Belfast to learn about how the Police Service...

      Diplomatic Relations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the apology issued by the Israeli embassy over its interference in British politics, what measures they have put in place to ensure that no...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the 15-year sentence imposed in March 2003 on the Palestinian teenagers from...

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Prime Minister, at her meeting with the Prime Minister of Israel, will raise concerns about the continuing illegal settlement building, and UN...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights mission to Bangladesh concerning Rohingyas...

      Egypt: Crimes of Violence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Egypt about the recent murders of, and violence against, Egyptian Copts; and what discussions they have...

      Libya: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take, following the EU Council held in Malta, to (1) secure political agreement within Libya, (2) protect effectively the migrants and...

      Libya: Banks

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made at EU level on the role of the Libyan Central Bank and its use of oil revenues.

      Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will set up a dedicated webpage for the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund.

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights’ report Interviews with Rohingyas fleeing from Myanmar since 9...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • EU Institutions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many staff are employed in EU agencies located in the UK which will be required to relocate from the UK; and of this total, how many of them are British...

    • EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to publish a White Paper on the Great Repeal Bill.

      European Court of Justice

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to seek to protect the rights of audience in the European Court of Justice for members of the UK legal professions following the UK's...

      Social Security: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will seek reciprocal arrangements on social security schemes with EU member states after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Department for International Development

    • Iraq: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that humanitarian, stabilisation and reconstruction efforts in areas of Iraq liberated from Daesh include provision for...

    • Iraq: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to enlist the help of churches, religious institutions and communities in the provision of aid and support to those individuals in...

      Iraq: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current humanitarian situation in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and the existing levels of international donor support.

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are planning to undertake a comprehensive review of the current needs of Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, Jordan and Lebanon.

      UN Commission on the Status of Women

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what contribution they will be making to the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women taking place in New York from 13 to 24 March; and what...

      Developing Countries: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent the Department for International Development considered the contribution that older women and men make to the economies of developing...

      Developing Countries: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent the Department for International Development is considering the levels of poverty faced by older women and men in developing countries as part...

  • Department for Education

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Tanks

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Army's Ajax tanks require dismantling before they can be accommodated on transport aircraft.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Cattle: Hormone Treatments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the scientific study commissioned by the European Commission in the 1980s on the possible threat to the public from the implantation of...

    • Dog Fighting: Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prosecutions took place in relation to dog fighting in England and Wales in (1) 2014, (2) 2015, and (3) 2016.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Communities and Local Government: Reviews

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth (HL4332) on 16 January, what is the status of a review announced in Parliament by a Minister of...

    • Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the criteria used to determine the increase in rateable value as regards business rates in the recent rates revaluation.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the appeals procedure against a proposed increase in rateable value; and what estimate they have made of the average length of time which will be...

  • HM Treasury

    • London Stock Exchange: Deutsche Borse

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the remarks of Thomas Schäfer, finance minister of Hesse, that the headquarters of the company created by the proposed merger of the London...

    • Motor Vehicles: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their most up-to-date figure for the annual amount paid in respect of motorised vehicles in (1) Vehicle Excise Duty, (2) fuel taxes, (3) VAT, and (4)...

      Companies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many enforcement actions have been taken against Trust and Company Service Providers by HM Revenue and Customs since 1 January 2014 under the following...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Tax Avoidance: Luxembourg

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 28 December 2016 (HL4016), and in the light of the involvement of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 14 November 2016 (HL2849) concerning illegal settlement construction by Israelis, what...

  • Department of Health

    • Accident and Emergency Departments: Geriatrics

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to expand the Better Care Fund to enable investment in geriatrician posts based in A&E Departments, to reduce admissions and the...

    • Chronic Illnesses

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that patients with long-term conditions are given the opportunity to develop personalised care plans with the healthcare...

      HIV Infection

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the last five years, how many new HIV diagnoses have been classified as "late diagnosis".

      Health Services: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the report by the British Medical Association Growing Older in the UK.

      Health Services: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce health inequalities amongst older people.

      Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Care Quality Commission de-registrations have taken place in each of the last three years for which figures are available, of (1) nursing homes, (2)...

      Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, for the year to 31 December 2016, how many contracts for (1) nursing home places, (2) residential care home places, and (3) domiciliary care services, were...

      Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether local authorities continue to provide services to all the clients involved when a registered provider of adult social care hands back a contract; and...

      Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many new Care Quality Commission registrations of (1) nursing homes, (2) residential care homes, and (3) domiciliary services, have taken place in each...

      Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the supply of providers of publicly-funded adult social care is included as an issue on the Department of Health risk register, and if so, how...

      Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many elderly people in the UK presently require social care; what is their estimate of the increase in the number of elderly people requiring social care...

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to ensure that the European Health Insurance Card will continue to be valid for UK citizens in EU countries after the UK leaves the EU.

      Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent they have taken into account changes in (1) the number of social care bed spaces provided, and (2) local demand for social care bed spaces, in...

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