Written answers

Friday, 24 February 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2017 to Question 62544, what the number of security passes issued by his Department to people not employed by his...

    • Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many miles of track have been electrified since June 2015.

      Road Traffic: Exeter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of Exeter City Council's strategy to make Exeter congestion free by 2025; and what measures the Government is taking...

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many demands for £0.00 have been issued by the Driver and Vehicle and Licensing Agency for vehicle tax; and how many of those demands were...

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many penalty notices the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has issued in respect of vehicle tax where the tax due was £0.00 in the last 12...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the final National Policy Statement on Aviation will include an estimate of the cost of clearing landfill necessary for a third runway at...

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to introduce legislative proposals to prevent vehicles parking on pavements.

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) Hackney Carriage and (b) private hire licences are currently issued in each local authority in England and Wales.

      Airports: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much the fast-track security clearance charge has raised at each airport in each year since that charge's implementation.

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the abolition of vehicle tax discs on the number of drivers avoiding paying road tax.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Trafalgar Class Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any of the four Trafalgar Class submarines is currently undergoing refit and maintenance.

    • Libya: United States Africa Command

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether (a) the armed forces and (b) his Department provided support or assistance to US Operation Odyssey Lightning in Libya in 2016.

      United States Africa Command

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether UK personnel have been assigned to US Africa Command in the last three years.

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Attorney General's speech at the International Institute for Strategic Studies on 11 January 2017, whether UK armed forces have...

      Trafalgar Class Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the scheduled end-of-service date is for each Trafalgar class submarine.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the value to UK national gross domestic product of the Global F-35 Lightning II programme.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Department's Major Projects Portfolio data 2015, published in July 2016, whether the increasing risk to Initial Capability of the...

      Defence Equipment: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the finding of the National Audit Office in its report, entitled The Equipment Plan...

      Defence: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in which financial year (a) war pensions, (b) contributions to UN peacekeeping missions, (c) the Single Intelligence Account and (d) pensions for...

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects the nine Boeing P8 Poseidon aircraft to (a) be delivered and (b) come into service.

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's most recent estimate is of the total cost of developing and delivering the UK's maritime patrol capability to 2026; and how much...

      Warships: Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date his Department plan to publish the National Shipbuilding Strategy.

      Army: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many army leavers aged under 25 have received (a) financial and (b) other assistance with housing resettlement in each of the last three years.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Delyn of 10 January 2017 on construction industry...

    • Erasmus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the British Council on the merits of the continued UK participation in the Erasmus...

      Post Offices: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many post offices are currently operational in Scotland.

      Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether Post Office Ltd includes a count of temporarily closed post offices in meeting the Government's criteria for...

      Employment: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate he has made of the number of jobs in the green economy.

      Post Offices: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many post offices in Scotland have closed since 2010.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Gaza: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Palestinian authorities on water quality in Gaza.

    • Gaza: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Israeli authorities on the quality of people's health in Gaza.

      Philippines: Emergency Powers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to promote stability and support the Philippines during its state of national emergency.

      Ibrahim Sharif

      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 Ebrahim Sharif.

      Isa Qassim

      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 Sheikh Isa Qassim.

      Bahrain: Journalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the Bahrainian Government on licence renewals for journalists.

      Bahrain: Al Wefaq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the Bahrainian Government on the (a) dissolution of the Al-Wefaq political...

      Bahrain: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of reports that Bahrain's anti-terrorism legislation has been used to target civil society...

      Bahrain: Travel Restrictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the Bahrainian Government on the imposition of travel bans on human rights...

      Bahrain: Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the Bahrainian Government on the operation of civil societies.

      Ukraine: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of (a) Ukraine and (b) Russia on the presence of military equipment and...

      Ukraine: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the number of foreign fighters in eastern Ukraine.

      Ukraine: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the number of Ukrainian civilians living along the line of separation between the breakaway...

      Sierra Leone: Freedom of Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will initiate a Call to Action by the Community of Democracies' Working Group on Enabling and Protecting Civil Society...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2017 to Question 62602, what the number of security passes issued by his Department to...

      China: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Chinese counterpart on the treatment of human rights activists in that country.

      Egypt: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Government of Egypt on alleged human rights abuses in that country.

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many of his Department's overseas-based staff work on climate change.

      Afghanistan: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Afghan counterpart on the (a) security situation in the province of Jowzjan and (b)...

      Afghanistan: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in the Jowzjan province of Afghanistan.

      Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the political situation in Syria.

      Israel: Peace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic and development-related steps his Department is taking to support peace groups in Israel.

      South Sudan: Security

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

      Juhel Miah

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has discussed the case of Mr Juhel Miah, a British National who was removed from a flight from Reykjavik to New York...

      China: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Chinese Government on the recent expulsion of missionaries from the Chinese border...

      Central African Republic: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Government of the Central African Republic on the recent murder of a pastor with the...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, when he plans to respond to the letter of 7 June 2016 relating to the EU referendum that was previously transferred to the Department...

  • Home Office

    • Licensing Laws

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the reasons why no local authority has yet implemented an early morning alcohol restriction order.

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall North of 16 January 2017 on behalf of a constituent, on asylum claims...

      Sexting: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of reports that young people are receiving criminal records for sending indecent images without having been...

      Asylum: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on the potential to increase the number of unaccompanied child refugees...

      Cleveland Police Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions have taken place between HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and the Chief Constable of Cleveland Police on the terms of...

      Cleveland Police Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department took to protect witnesses during the Operation Sacristy investigation into corruption allegations at Cleveland...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department tracks the proposal and adoption of legislation in developing countries that may affect the operation of NGOs.

    • Churches: Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to fund churches running social action programmes in the Middle East.

      Department for International Development: Public Expenditure

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

      International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to increase cash-based approaches to international aid.

      Department for International Development: Pay

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

      Developing Countries: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the absence of a reference to age in the Bilateral Development Review commitment to Leave No One Behind represents a change of...

      Developing Countries: Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2017 to Question 61007 on developing countries: electricity, what action she has taken in light...

      Refugees: Females

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

      Developing Countries: Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 17 January 2017 to Question 61007, what the evidential basis is for the conclusion that there has been a...

  • Department for Education

    • Pre-school Education: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she made of the effectiveness of the Early Years Apprenticeship Trailblazer Group.

    • Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 16 January 2017 to Question 59691, of the 30.7 per cent of children who did not achieve a good level of development in 2016,...

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 16 January 2017 to Question 59691, of the 30.7 per cent of children who did not achieve a good level of development in 2016,...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Reparation by Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if she plans to extend the use of restorative justice measures for victims in domestic violence cases.

    • Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of changes in the level of funding for coroners' offices on (a) the backlog of coroners' cases and...

      Prisoners' Release: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the number of women released and subsequently returned to custody following a technical breach of a supervision condition, excluding those returned...

      Ministry of Justice: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions she has had with the Department for Exiting the European Union on the contents of the White Paper entitled The United Kingdom's exit...

      Reoffenders: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what trends there have been in reoffending rates in London since the reform of the probation service and the introduction of community rehabilitation...

      Prisons: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many buildings within the prison estate have exceeded their intended life cycle.

      Prisons: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many dog patrol officers have been employed in prisons in each year since 2010.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she plans to announce the Government's new youth policy statement before the 2017 Spring Budget.

    • Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which organisations she has consulted on the Government's proposed new youth policy statement.

      Youth Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to ensure that the new youth policy statement (a) takes account of changes in and (b) increases funding for...

      BBC: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the revenue accrued by the BBC from online advertisements outside the UK in each of the last five years.

      BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the value of BBC revenue streams excluding the licence fee in each of the last five years.

      S4C: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans to announce the terms of reference for the independent review of S4C.

      BBC: Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with the BBC on social mobility.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what comparative assessment he has made of the effect of universal credit on people in temporary accommodation in the universal credit pilot...

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2017 to Question 58104, if he will estimate the number of (a) parents and (b) lone parents with a youngest...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government plans to carry out an assessment or reconsideration of the six-week waiting period for universal credit claimants to...

      Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps are being taken to ensure that more women participate in pension schemes and company share ownerships.

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information his Department holds on the ratio of men to women who have applied for auto-enrolment pensions.

      Jobcentres: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Proposal for the future of Liverpool Edge Hill and Liverpool Wavertree jobcentres, published in January 2017, (a) how...

      Housing Benefit: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what special provision is made for veterans aged under the age of 25 related to housing benefit eligibility, and how many veterans have...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to increase the amount which people individually save through auto-enrolment into pension schemes.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Work Capability Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to introduce new rules which will not require reassessments for employment and support allowance for people with severe...

      ASW: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when (a) he and (b) Ministers of his Department last met representatives of Allied Steel and Wire pension scheme members.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Dog Fighting: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals for more...

    • Non-native Species: Crayfish

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the damage from non-native crayfish to fish populations in chalk streams.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many social houses have been sold under the Right to Buy scheme in each of the last three years; and how many of those...

  • Wales Office

    • Cardiff Airport: Railway Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with Ministers of the Welsh Government on the building of a train station at Cardiff Airport.

  • HM Treasury

    • Employee Ownership: Tax Allowances

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

    • Petroleum Revenue Tax: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) people and (b) businesses received petroleum revenue tax relief for exploration and appraisal expenditure in (i) 2013-14 and (ii) 2014-15.

      Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) people and (b) businesses received capital gains tax relief for the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme in (i) 2013-14 and (ii) 2014-15.

      Self-employed: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) people and (b) businesses claimed lower profits limit on national insurance contributions in (i) 2013-14 and (ii) 2014-15.

      Pensions: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) people and (b) businesses received national insurance contributions relief for employer contributions to registered pensions schemes in (i)...

      Day Care: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) people and (b) businesses received national insurance contributions relief for employer supported childcare including workplace nurseries in...

      Inheritance Tax: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) people and (b) businesses received inheritance tax relief for interest-free instalments in (i) 2013-14 and (ii) 2014-15.

      Save As You Earn: Tax Allowances

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

      Self-employed: Hemsworth

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in each year from 2010 have been in false self-employment in Hemsworth constituency.

      Fraud

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value is of (a) fraudulent tax credit claims, (b) benefit fraud and (c) tax avoidance in each of the last three years; and what the evidential...

      Fraud

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cases (a) HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and (b) other bodies working on behalf of HMRC have pursued on (i) fraudulent tax credit claims, (ii)...

      Fraud

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much (a) HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and (b) other bodies working on behalf of HMRC have spent from the public purse on tackling (i) fraudulent tax...

      Petroleum Revenue Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) people and (b) businesses received the cross field allowance for petroleum revenue tax relief in (i) 2013-14 and (ii) 2014-15.

      Fraud: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the correlation is between the amount HM Revenue and Customs has spent and recouped on tackling fraudulent (a) tax credit and (b) benefit claims.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) people and (b) businesses received the acquisition relief from stamp duty land tax in (i) 2013-14 and (ii) 2014-15.

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make further payments to people affected by regulatory failings at Equitable Life.

      Taxation: Rebates

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason HM Revenue and Customs experienced difficulties with the 2015-16 tax calculation producing correct repayments due for that year; and when...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Zero Hours Contracts: Hemsworth

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people in each year from 2010 have been employed on zero-hour contracts in Hemsworth constituency.

    • Temporary Employment: Hemsworth

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people in each year from 2010 have been on a temporary contract in Hemsworth constituency.

      Cabinet Office: Security

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2017 to Question 62529, what the number of security passes issued by his Department to people not employed by his...

      Cabinet Office: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Written Statement of 6 February 2017, HCWS458, whether his Department will publish a social economic distributional analysis of the...

      Cabinet Office: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, 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...

      Government Departments: Digital Technology

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department has conducted a security audit of the digital infrastructure within government buildings.

      Government Departments: Digital Technology

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Government Transformation Strategy, published on 9 February 2017, what the definition is of exploring component, platform and...

      Government Departments: Digital Technology

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Government Transformation Strategy, published on 9 February 2017, what the barriers are that his Department is seeking to remove...

      Cabinet Office: Equality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many equality impact assessments have been carried out in the last three years on public service reforms which impact on (a) departmental staff and...

      Cabinet Office: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department operates a ban the box employment policy in respect of ex-offender job applicants with unspent convictions; and how many...

      Cabinet Office: Uber

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department has spent on (a) Uber for Business and (b) other Uber transactions since 28 October 2016.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, 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...

    • Department for International Trade: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he has had with the Department for Exiting the European Union on the contents of the White Paper entitled The United...

      Department for International Trade: Uber

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how much his Department has spent on (a) Uber for Business and (b) other Uber transactions since 28 October 2016.

      UK Export Finance: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many overseas contracts UK Export Finance has supported in which the applicant declared that an agent had provided facilitation services...

  • Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much has been donated by the Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund in each of the last five years and in 2016; how much of that was donated to...

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the (a) level of earnings is of the (i) highest and (ii) lowest-paid employee and (b) median earnings are of employees of his Department.

      *No heading*

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

      *No heading*

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

      *No heading*

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many security passes into his Department are issued to people (a) not directly employed by and (b) who are not civil servants who work in his...

  • Department of Health

    • NHS Property Services and Community Health Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proposals he has received on the organisational form of the new body to be created from the merger of NHS Property Services and Community Health...

    • Phil Morley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timescale is for NHS Protect's investigation into the conduct of Phil Morley while he was Chief Executive of the Hull and East Yorkshire...

      Clinical Commissioning Groups: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to continue to provide additional funding to cover increases in market rents in buildings from which clinical commissioning groups...

      Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full time equivalent health visitors there were in (a) England, (b) each region and (c) each local authority in (i) May 2015 and (ii) the most...

      Health Insurance: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the number and proportion of visitors to the UK in possession of valid travel medical insurance in the last 12 months.

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of NICE's methodologies to appraise treatments for small patient populations.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to promote awareness and early diagnosis of (a) bowel cancer and (b) other cancers.

      Care Homes: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to announce the rate for NHS-funded nursing care for residents of care homes for 2017-18.

      Department of Health: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Department for Exiting the European Union on the contents of the White Paper entitled The United Kingdom's exit from...

      Breast Cancer: Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to make intraoperative radiotherapy for breast cancer available on the NHS.

      Eltham Community Hospital: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to the NHS is of maintaining an empty ward at Eltham Community Hospital; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February 2017 to Question 63167, what proportion of the 217 vacant properties are (a) freehold, (b) leasehold, (c) other...

      Mental Health Services: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS and its agencies spent on mental health services in each year since 2010 by region.

      Community Health Services: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what duty of care he has for residents and NHS patients in Liverpool following the Capsticks report and while the Kirkup Review is taking place before...

      Alzheimer's Disease: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment the NHS has made of the potential merits of using laser technology to treat Alzheimer's disease in its early stages.

      Strokes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2016 to Question 53721, what estimate he has made of the number of sustainable transformation plan areas with...

      Strokes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2016 to Question 53721, what guidance his Department has given to clinical commissioning groups on the...

      Mental Health Services: Acute Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many acute mental health beds there were, and what the occupancy rate of such beds was, in Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust in...

      Hospitals: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with health providers in Warrington on proposals for a new hospital for Warrington; and if he will make a statement.

      Hospitals: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what factors are taken into account when deciding on the location of proposed new hospitals; and what weighting is given to each of those factors.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what data (a) Clinical Reference Groups and (b) the Prescribed Specialised Services Advisory Group are required to collect and consider in the course of...

      Heart Diseases: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on patient care of moving Newcastle's Child and Adult Heart Surgery Unit from the Freeman Hospital to...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Detainees: Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the training and assistance provided by HM Inspectorate of Prisons’ staff and police to assist or develop local inspection and...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Ministers: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many current Ministers in (1) the House of Lords, and (2) the House of Commons, are unpaid; why there is a difference in the proportions of those who are...

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