Written answers

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Motor Vehicles and Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish the Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill.

    • Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many hackney carriage licences have been revoked by local authorities on the grounds of the licence holder no longer being a fit and proper person...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many UK citizens do not hold either a (a) UK driving licence or (b) provisional UK driving licence.

      Driving Tests: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what dates leases for the Driving Test Theory Centre in Glasgow are due for renewal.

      Driving Tests: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, from which landlord his Department leases the Driving Test Theory Centre in Glasgow.

      Cycling: Road Signs and Markings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to revise Local Transport Note 2/08, Cycle Infrastructure Design, to reflect the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016.

      Driving Tests: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many full-time equivalent staff have been employed at Glasgow Theory Test Centre in each year since 2007.

      High Speed Two: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what work will be undertaken by the new chief executive of HS2 Ltd on Crossrail and the Olympic Delivery Authority at CH2M; and what his (a) role, (b)...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much will be contracted to be paid from the public purse for (a) the CH2M for the Phase 2b Development Partner contract and (b) each of the Phase...

      M1: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2017 to Question 62124, whether there will be further public consultation on measures to mitigate increases in...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2017 to Question 62120, on High Speed Railway Line 2: South Yorkshire, what the increase has been in the...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2017 to Question 62138, on High Speed Railway Line 2: South Yorkshire, what the alternative routes to Meadowhall...

      High Speed Two: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which employees of HS2 Ltd as of 13 February 2017 are paid £75,000 or more per year; and what the job titles and salaries of such employees are.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what is the latest estimated total cost of High Speed 2, including rolling stock, from 2009 to the date on which the first trains run on all phases of...

      Volkswagen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what reports he has received from Volkswagen on (a) its progress on the technical update of vehicles fitted with defeat devices and (b) any change to...

      Roads: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of additional road vehicle movements per year resulting from the decision to reduce the budget for...

      High Speed Two: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what salary was paid to the Interim Chief Executive of HS2 Ltd, Ray Hill, during his term of office; and what terms and functions applied to his...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which schools have been contacted by Hopscotch Consulting under its contract to promote HS2.

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what evidence has been provided by Govia Thameslink Railway in its claim of force majeure to support the assertion that industrial action by staff is...

      A1

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with the Office of Rail and Road on the new dual carriageway planned for 13 miles of the A1 north of Newcastle.

      A1

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what date the new dual carriageway planned for 13 miles of the A1 north of Newcastle will begin construction.

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the (a) transparency and (b) impartiality of its assessment of the force majeure claims made by Govia...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the Government's policy will be on the level of parking charges at new parkway stations along the proposed High Speed 2 line in Yorkshire; and if...

      Park and Ride Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what comparative assessment he has made of the number and capacity of passengers using (a) parkway stations and (b) stations located in towns or...

  • Home Office

    • Industrial Estates: Worksop

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Nottinghamshire Fire Service investigation of the former Trent Valley recycling site in Worksop in January 2017, what...

    • Deportation: West Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) detainees, (b) security guards and (c) independent witnesses were on board the deportation charter flight from Glasgow Airport...

      Police: Mergers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's policy is on merging the British Transport Police, the Civil Nuclear Constabulary, Home Office airport policing and...

      Asylum: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with the Department of Communities in Northern Ireland on the availability of places for unaccompanied...

      Asylum: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many vulnerable persons have been placed in Northern Ireland as part of the current Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement scheme.

      Police: Stun Guns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Government will provide additional funding for a roll-out of the Taser X2 to those frontline officers who wish to be trained to carry it.

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to her oral contribution of 9 February 2017 on unaccompanied child refugees, Official Report, columns 637-652, what the evidential...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Wolverhampton South West of 21 December 2016, on the use of...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with energy companies on arrangements for the recovery of the cost from...

    • Hinkley Point C Power Station: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what account was taken of (a) the cost of land, (b) the effect on the transmission system and (c) balancing costs of...

      Electricity Generation: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2017 to Question 58726, on wind power, whether the costs associated with...

      Energy Intensive Industries: Productivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to help increase productivity for the (a) chemical, (b) steel, (c) aluminium and...

      Foreign Companies: Takeovers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of foreign company takeovers on the UK economy.

      Foreign Companies: Takeovers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to prevent hostile foreign takeovers of UK firms.

      Local Enterprise Partnerships: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to increase female representation on the boards of local enterprise partnerships.

      Green Investment Bank: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much (a) Birmingham and (b) the West Midlands has received in financial support through local projects funded by...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Cameroon: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Government of Cameroon on the (a) arrest and detention of activists, (b)...

    • China: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support his Department provides for care in the community for the elderly in China.

      China: Clothing and Film

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support his Department provides for projects to develop the Chinese fashion and film industry.

      Syria: Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the diplomatic implications of allegations of chemical weapon use by Syrian Government forces in...

      Serbia: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2017 to Question 61655, what the media plan was prepared by his Department prior to his...

      South Sudan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to help promote peace and human rights in South Sudan.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • EU Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to paragraph 8.42 of the White Paper entitled The United Kingdom's exit from and new partnership with the European...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of its work to increase renewable energy (a) investment and (b)...

    • Trade Agreements: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that future trade negotiations between the UK and developing countries support sustainable...

      Developing Countries: Common Customs Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the Common External Tariff on developing countries.

      Commonwealth: Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to promote development across the Commonwealth.

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in Yemen.

      Occupied Territories: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is providing to NGOs promoting human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: North Tyneside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the total cost was to the public purse of rebuilding schools in North Tyneside in 2016.

    • Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when her Department plans to publish its revised statutory guidance and model agreement for local authorities on the provision of early education and...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of the three and four year-old extended childcare entitlement pilot scheme in York.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what meetings her Department has had with (a) City of York Council and (b) early years providers in York to discuss the three and four year-old...

      Department for Education: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many full-time equivalent staff are working in her Department's selective education team.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what representations she has received on the proposed sale of the student loans book; and if she will make a statement.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 15 February 2017 to Question 59530, what the reason for the time taken in answering that Question was.

  • Leader of the House

    • English Votes for English Laws: EU Law

      To ask the Leader of the House, if he will hold discussions with his Cabinet colleagues to ensure that Standing Orders Numbers 83J to 83Y do not apply to proceedings relating to the Great Repeal...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Mass Media: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the progress update to the All-Party Parliamentary Group against Anti-Semitism Inquiry into the rise in the number of...

    • Broadband: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) households and (b) businesses have participated in the Government's Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme.

      Data Protection: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the General Data Protection Regulation will be implemented in the UK.

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2017 to Question 62532, what the number of security passes issued by her Department to people not...

      Dormant Assets Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government has received the recommendations of the Dormant Assets Commission.

      Football Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding her Department has provided to the Football Association in the last year; and how that funding has been spent.

      S4C: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the independent review of S4C will consider the effects on S4C of recent changes to the BBC's governance and responsibilities.

      Third Sector: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Office for Civil Society has been consulted on recent proposed changes to Social Investment Tax Relief.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Tynemouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of claimants subject to the lower benefit cap in Tynemouth are in receipt of (a) jobseeker's allowance, (b) employment and...

    • Carers' Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will assess the merits of introducing a care costs payment for all carers, including those over state pension age.

      Jobcentres: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2017 to Question 63189, what steps his Department plans to take for those employees at Eastern Avenue,...

      Welfare State: Consultation Papers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department plans to publish the social justice green paper before the 2017 Budget statement.

      Unemployed People: Territorial Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance is given to Jobcentre Plus staff to encourage jobseekers to join the Territorial Army or Army Cadets.

      Jobcentres: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on what date a Minister of his Department last visited a jobcentre in (a) Coventry South and (b) the West Midlands.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many security passes to access his Department have been issued to employees of (a) Serco, (b) Capita, (c) Atos, (d) Concentrix and (e) G4S...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment into the potential merits of amending the Child Maintenance Services' (CMS) variation rules to (a) better...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Annesley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, by what criteria his Department's back-of-house administrative site at Annesley has been selected for closure.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Annesley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, where staff based at his Department's back-of-house administrative site at Annesley will be relocated to after its planned closure.

      Jobcentres: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to visit a jobcentre in (a) Coventry South and (b) the West Midlands.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Annesley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the relocation of jobs from his Department's Annesley back-of-house site on the local economy.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Annesley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether there will be compulsory redundancies as a result of the planned closure of his Department's Annesley back-of-house site.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Annesley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the expected costs are of relocating staff and resources from his Department's Annesley back-of-house site.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many allegations of humanitarian law violations by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen his Department is tracking; and if he will place in the Library...

    • Armed Forces: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel received a resettlement grant after a level one medical discharge from the armed forces in each of the last three years,...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether UK-supplied aircraft have been used by Saudi Arabia to drop munitions in Yemen.

      Armed Forces Covenant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which local authorities applied for the (a) Covenant Fund Grant and (b) the Community Covenant Grant Scheme; how much each of those local authorities...

      Medical Records: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what guidance is provided to the armed forces to ensure that service records are provided in a timely manner to civilian NHS organisations.

      Military Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service police there were in (a) each branch of the armed forces and (b) the Special Investigations Branch in each year since 2010.

      Defence: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent each year on (a) A400M Atlas, (b) Ajax, (c) Astute boats 1-3, (d) Astute boats 4-7, (e) Complex Weapons Pipeline...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure that members of the armed forces and their families are not accommodated in hotels.

      HMS Queen Elizabeth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, during which month he expects HMS Queen Elizabeth to depart Rosyth for her first sea trials.

      Armed Forces: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what mechanisms are in place to support (a) female service personnel and (b) female veterans with mental wellbeing (i) during and (ii) after military...

      Air Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the establishment is of the HQ Royal Air Force by rank and responsibility.

      Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the establishment is of the HQ Royal Navy by rank and responsibility.

      Defence Suppliers Forum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Defence Suppliers SME Forum (a) last met and (b) will next meet.

      Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the potential diminishment of US commitment to NATO after President Trump's reorganisation of the US National...

      Trident Missiles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether (a) Lockheed Martin and (b) Draper Engineering have identified the fault to the Trident D5 missile that was test fired in June 2016.

      EU Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for ensuring close co-operation with EU countries on defence policy after the UK has left the EU.

      Military Bases: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether equality impact assessments have been carried out on the proposed closure of his Department's sites (a) in Scotland and (b) elsewhere in the UK.

      Ministry of Defence: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether there will be compulsory redundancies as a result of his Department's site closures.

      Ministry of Defence: Senior Civil Servants

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

      Invicta Park Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with (a) Kent County Council and (b) Maidstone Borough Council on the proposed closure of Invicta Park Barracks.

      Invicta Park Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether an Equality Impact Assessment will be published on the proposal to close Invicta Park Barracks.

      Invicta Park Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish his Department's cost-benefit analysis on the sale of the Invicta Park Barracks site prior to that site's selection for closure as...

      Invicta Park Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what safety assessment his Department has carried out on the Invicta Park Barracks site to determine whether the land is suitable for house building;...

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Royal Navy, (b) Army and (c) Royal Air Force personnel have been deployed overseas on UN, EU and NATO operations and missions in each of...

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Royal Navy, (b) Army and (c) Royal Air Force personnel have been deployed overseas on UN, EU and NATO operations and missions on tours...

      Navy: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Navy personnel have been deployed aboard warships for a duration exceeding (a) three, (b) six and (c) nine months in each of the last...

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2017 to Question 61395, what the shortfall was for the recruitment of soldiers and officers in (a) The Rifles, (b)...

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the locations are of UN, EU and NATO operations and missions that personnel from each of the UK armed forces are deployed to.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Disability: Public Lavatories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of changing places facilities in shopping centres across the UK.

    • Non-domestic Rates: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect on local businesses of an increase of 36 per cent of the rateable value of business...

      Private Rented Housing: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that legislation introduced under the Deregulation Act 2015 on preventing...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the (a) mean and (b) median pay was for staff in his Department who were (i) male, (ii) female, (iii) white, (iv) from an ethnic minority...

  • HM Treasury

    • Government: Assets

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Written Statement of 6 February 2017, HCWS458, what the criteria is for determining the level of economic or social return when considering...

    • EU Grants and Loans

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will ensure that the value of EU structural funds is met by the Government after the UK leaves the EU.

      Married People: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the level of uptake of the marriage tax allowance is; what steps he is taking to increase the uptake of that allowance; and if he will make a statement.

      Coinage: Counterfeit Manufacturing

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on the national economy of counterfeit coinage within general distribution.

      Bank Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to encourage banks to impose the voluntary cap on overdraft charges for personal current accounts recommended by the...

      Primary Education: North Tyneside

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the estimated annual cost of the apprenticeship levy will be to primary schools in North Tyneside constituency; and if he will make it his policy to...

      Self-employed: Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of trends in the level of self-employment on distribution of in-work tax credits.

      Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 8.44 of the White Paper, entitled The United Kingdom's exit from and new partnership with the European Union, Cm9417, published...

      Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 8.44 of the White Paper, entitled The United Kingdom's exit from and new partnership with the European Union, Cm9417, published...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Social Services: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many workers from other EU countries were employed in the UK's adult social care workforce in each of the last five years.

    • Government: Assets

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many properties and assets the Government fully owns in Glasgow Central constituency.

      Population

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reasons the February 2017 release of the Overview of the UK Population series has been cancelled; what plans the Office of National Statistics...

      Telecommunications: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reason telecommunication charges advertised on the GOV.UK website were changed from 7 February 2017; and if he will make a statement.

      Government Departments: Digital Technology

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the data custodians referred to in the publication, Government Transformation Strategy: better use of data, published on 9 February 2017, are...

      Speaker's Commission on Digital Democracy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has read the six recommendations in the WebRoots Democracy report, Democracy 2:0: Hitting refresh on the Digital Democracy Commission; and...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2017 to Question 61491, which countries have expressed an interest in agreeing trade deals with the UK...

    • Trade Agreements: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2017 to Question 60711, how many UK-based full-time equivalent staff of his Department are in the...

  • Prime Minister

    • Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether she has established a temporary or permanent cabinet committee or sub-committee to prepare for the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Domestic Waste: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to reduce food waste in households.

    • Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason her Department has not yet announced a date of publication for its 25-year plan for the environment.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to respond to the letter of 15 November 2016 from the hon. Member for Edinburgh East, resent on 6 January...

  • Department of Health

    • Neuromuscular Disorders: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2017 to Question 60683, on neuromuscular disorders: South East, how many neuromuscular care advisors will cover...

    • General Practitioners: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans for NHS England to publish its plans for allocation of the £326,000 of funding from the General Practice Forward View to be spent in...

      Heart Diseases: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether NHS England has placed a cap on the number of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation procedures that can be performed nationally or in any locality.

      Neuromuscular Disorders: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2016 to Question 58050, on neuromuscular disorders: South East, how many neuromuscular care advisers will cover...

      NHS: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to provide protections to NHS frontline staff against violent and dangerous patients similar to those provided for police...

      Hearing Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to ensure provision of hearing aids for people with mild-to-moderate hearing loss on the NHS.

      Health Services: Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2016 to Question 57134, if he will publish the data on Regulation 5 breaches by each NHS trust; and how many people...

      Eating Disorders: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2017 to Question 63022, if he will take steps to ensure that NHS England publishes the trajectories for meeting the...

      Dental Services: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what reimbursement applicants to the National Dental Performers' List receive as compensation for earnings lost while waiting for their applications to...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential capacity of community pharmacists to help reduce demand on hospital accident and emergency departments.

      Palbociclib

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with charities on the future of the drug palbociclib (Ibrance).

      Pharmacy: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress is being made on plans to employ up to 2,000 pharmacists in general practices across the country; and if he will make a statement.

      Homeopathy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 31 January 2017 to Question 61848, if he will take steps to amend the definition of the philosophy of homeopathy (a) on the NHS...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Access to Elected Office for Disabled People Fund

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the planned date is for publication of the evaluation report on the Access to Elected Office pilot fund.

    • Public Sector: Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government plans to take to ensure the effective application of the public sector equality duty.

      Gender: Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how the Government plans to increase the level of engagement between government, civil society and women's organisations on gender equality.

      Gender: Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent discussions she has had with her Cabinet colleagues on the implementation plan for Sustainable Development Goal 5.

  • Department for Transport

    • Local Sustainable Transport Fund

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to develop the local Sustainable Transport Fund, and what is the current budget of that fund.

    • Road Traffic Offences: Mobile Phones

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to use traffic officers employed by Highways England to help deter drivers from using mobile phones while driving on motorways.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to deal with the rise in road casualties among children.

      M1: Speed Limits

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the proposal by Highways England to limit a section of the M1 to a speed of 60mph between 7am and 7pm, what evidence they have that the reduced...

      M1: Speed Limits

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the proposal by Highways England to limit a section of the M1 to a speed of 60mph between 7am and 7pm and in the light of the study by NICE Air...

      Motorways: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the aim of the Smart motorways programme to increase road capacity, how they intend to manage the additional emissions resulting from...

      A1

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 7 February (HL Deb, col 1592), and in the light of the report by the Office of Rail and Road on 2...

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will pursue continued Blue Badge reciprocal arrangements with EU member states after the UK leaves the EU.

      Railways: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the requirements of EU Directive 2008/164 /EC relating to rail accessibility at stations and on trains will be incorporated into UK law after the UK...

      Taxis: Wheelchairs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to increase the provision of wheelchair accessible taxis and private hire vehicles in non-metropolitan and rural areas.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Industrial Democracy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Prime Minister’s statement that she favours greater industrial democracy in the UK, whether they intend to establish an all-party...

    • Fire Prevention: Furniture

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the European Furniture Industry Confederation's supplementary letter to its submission to the consultation on changes to the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Prime Minister raised with the Prime Minister of Israel during his visit to the UK on 6 February (1) the government of Israel's recent...

    • Ukraine: Russia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the governments of Ukraine and Russia to seek a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine and an end to the violence there.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take to ensure the stability of Northern Ireland’s finances in the event that the Northern Ireland Executive is unable to set...

  • Department for International Development

    • Chile: Fires

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what response they have made to Chile's appeal for help in dealing with the aftermath of widespread forest fires.

  • Department for Education

    • Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of devolving skills provision and funding to local areas in order to ensure that the industrial strategy is a...

    • Free School Meals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria will be used to determine eligibility for free school meals following the rollout of Universal Credit.

      Pre-school Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the importance of high quality early years education and care to (1) the ability of parents to contribute to national...

      Schools: Homophobia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many incidents of homophobic and transphobic bullying were recorded last year in schools broken down by region.

      Schools: Homophobia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take to keep gay, lesbian, transgender and bi-sexual pupils safe in schools, in the light of claims that a transgender pupil aged 11...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Local Broadcasting: Television

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what the viewing figures have been for local television stations, established under the Local Digital Television Programme Services scheme, since 2012.

    • Local Broadcasting: Television

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what subsidies have been provided to local television stations, established under the Local Digital Television Programme Services scheme, by (1) the...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Families

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to address issues arising from family breakdowns, and the impact on male children of growing up in a household without a resident...

    • Disability

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how the European Disability Strategy 2010–2020 and subsequent strategies will be incorporated into UK law after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they remain committed to banning the use of wild animals in circuses and if so, when they intend to legislate accordingly.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they are offering to unaccompanied children seeking asylum in the UK, who are presently in Calais, Dunkirk and elsewhere in France; and what...

  • HM Treasury

    • Art Works: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much revenue has been collected through VAT on imported works of art in each financial year since 2010–11.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Public Sector: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the requirement of EU Directive 2016/2102 on the accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies will be incorporated...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of local government’s experience in developing international trade and inward investment relationships; and whether they...

  • Department of Health

    • Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Care Quality Commission carried out its last risk assessment of the adult social care market; what were its findings, and how many (1) residential...

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