Written answers

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Aviation: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many full-time equivalent civil servants of his Department and the Civil Aviation Authority are working on negotiating international aviation...

    • Railways: Strikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many days of strike action have taken place on the railways in each of the last 10 years; and how many journeys have been affected by that action...

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what research his Department has recently commissioned on likely trends in the international aviation market.

      Department for Transport: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department spent on (a) iPads and tablets and (b) paper in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Department for Transport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2017 to Question 64552, what discussions his Department had with the Department for Exiting the European Union...

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answers of 16 January and 9 February 2017 to Questions 58966 and 63857, if he will take steps to ensure that the planned revision of...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will provide financial support for the soundproofing of properties affected by noise from the High Speed 2 line.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2017 to Question 63666, what discussions he has had with the Cabinet Office on the matter of adults who do not...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of road fatalities occur at road junctions.

      Buses: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many pedestrians have been killed in accidents with buses in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Buses: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many cyclists have been killed in accidents with buses in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Government plans to publish its response to the Law Commission's 2014 recommendations on the reform of taxi and private hire vehicles legislation.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many reapplications to the DVLA for driving licences following medical conditions have taken more than 8 weeks to assess in each of the last two years.

      Railways: WiFi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to Part 1 of the UK Digital Strategy, published on 1 March 2017, what estimate his Department has made of the data speed per (a)...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2017 to Question 63666, on driving: licensing, what the ethnic profile is of British citizens that hold a (a) UK...

      Heathrow Airport: Low Flying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential road safety implications of aircraft flying low over and alongside the M4 motorway in the event that a...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Circle Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Housing of 12 January 2017, on the interaction between the...

    • Department for Communities and Local Government: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department spent on (a) iPads and tablets and (b) paper in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Non-domestic Rates: Southwark

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the average percentage change in rateable values for businesses in (a) Camberwell and Peckham...

      Non-domestic Rates: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on the number of businesses to be affected by the 2017 change in rateable values in (a)...

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

    • Voting Behaviour

      To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, with reference to the Electoral Commission's Electoral Administration...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Nuclear Power Stations: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has received from firms interested in the planned nuclear plant at Moorside; and if he will...

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much his Department spent on (a) iPads and tablets and (b) paper in each of the last five years for which figures...

      Companies: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many Scottish limited partnerships are qualifying partnerships under the terms of The Companies and Partnerships...

      Manufacturing Industries: Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken to increase manufacturing job opportunities in East Durham.

      Social Services: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will give direction to HM Revenue and Customs not to pursue care providers for back-dated tax which predates the...

      Rented Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish proposals on the revision of landlord energy efficiency regulations.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what revisions he has made to his Department's forthcoming emissions reduction plan.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the installation of smart meters on customers' ability to switch supplier.

      Manufacturing Industries: Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will bring forward proposals to improve competitiveness and promote employment opportunities for manufacturing in...

      Coal: Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the US on elimination of child labour in the Colombian coal mining...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his Department's main policy priority is for 2017; and if he will make a statement.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether it is his policy to seek for the UK to remain a member of the Bologna Process after the UK's withdrawal from...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Belarus: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the fairness of the conduct of parliamentary elections in Belarus held in September 2016.

    • Belarus: World Trade Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the progress of negotiations on the potential accession of Belarus to the World Trade Organisation.

      Belarus: EU External Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the progress of implementation of the EU's Mobility Partnership with Belarus.

      Belarus: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on the maintenance of (a) the current EU arms embargo on Belarus and (b) EU-imposed travel bans...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2017 to Question 64544, what discussions his Department held with the Department for...

      Council of Europe: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which Council of Europe conventions the UK (a) is and (b) is not a signatory to.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department spent on (a) iPads and tablets and (b) paper in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      BBC Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what agreement the Government has made with the BBC on (a) who will receive the proceeds of the sale of Caversham Park, Reading...

      South Sudan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Government of South Sudan on the deployment of UN peacekeepers in that country; and...

      Israel: Bedouin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent communications he has had with the Israeli Government on the topic of Khan al-Ahmar.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions his Department has had with representatives from the tourism sector on the implications of the UK leaving the EU.

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to his oral contribution of 24 January 2017, Official Report, columns 180-81, when he plans to confirm the cost of the...

  • Attorney General

    • Brexit: Parliamentary Scrutiny

      To ask the Attorney General, whether he has made an assessment of the written legal opinion by Sir David Edward, Sir Francis Jacobs and Sir Jeremy Lever on the constitutional role of Parliament...

  • Department for International Development

  • Department for Education

    • Pupils: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2017 to Question 61932, on how many occasions data releases that include identifiable pupil level data have been...

    • GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2017 to Question 63760, on GCE A-level, where the information requested is held.

      Politics and Government: GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of pupils who took A-levels in government and politics in 2016 were recipients of free school meals during any of their time in...

      Politics and Government: GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils of each ethnicity took an A-level in government and politics in 2016.

      Arts: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students (a) eligible and (b) not eligible for free school meals have taken (i) art, (ii) music and (iii) drama GCSE in each of the last six...

      Politics and Government: GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of post-16 education institutions entered at least one pupil for an A-level in government and politics in 2016.

      Arts: GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students (a) eligible and (b) not eligible for free school meals have taken (i) art, (ii) music and (iii) drama A-level in each of the last...

      Arts: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of students eligible for free school meals have taken (a) art, (b) music and (c) drama GCSE in each of the last six years.

      Visual Arts: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) students and (b) students eligible for free school meals took the Fine Art GCSE examination in each of the last six years.

      Politics: GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which post-16 education institutions by school type entered pupils for an A-level in government and politics in 2016.

      Textiles: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students eligible for free school meals took textiles GCSE in each of the last six years; and what proportion of all students taking textiles...

      Overseas Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the total amount owed by non-UK EU graduates in English student loans has been in each of the last 10 years.

      Higher Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to implement the Teaching Excellence Framework proposed in the White Paper entitled Success as a knowledge economy published in May 2016

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to paragraph 46 of the Success as a knowledge economy White Paper published in May 2016, what plans she has to introduce an alternative...

      Overseas Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that non-UK EU nationals who graduate from UK universities having taken out student loans repay their...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government took to encourage foster care provision ahead of its decision to close the Dubs scheme for unaccompanied minors.

      Children: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her policies of the report by the Children's Commissioner for England on young carers,...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons she has not answered named day Question 65038 tabled on 22 February 2017 and Questions 64794, 64793, 64792 and 64791 tabled on 21...

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 1 March 2017, HCWS509, on sex and relationships education (SRE), whether she plans that new...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools undertook reception baseline assessment in the academic year 2016-17 with her Department's approved provider (a) Centre for...

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people have qualified as an early years educator in each of the last six years; and what the distribution of those people was in each region...

      Languages: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment her Department has made of the breadth of the range of modern foreign languages taught in schools; and if she will make a statement.

      Secondary Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the proportion of places at outstanding secondary schools filled by children from low-income families.

      Physical Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2017 to Question 64690, how many physical education teachers have been trained in the UK in each year since 2010.

      Higher Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which data sets will be used to assess the performance of higher education institutions in the proposed Teaching Excellence Framework.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans her Department has to support the recruitment of high-quality childcare practitioners.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect on the Government's 30 hour free childcare policy on the financial stability of those private nursery...

      Educational Psychology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she is taking steps to increase the number of educational psychologists working with schools.

      Universities: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will provide an update on the advice her Department is giving to universities on whether students taking a sabbatical from their studies should...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2017 to Question 64327, what definition of sustainable employment her Department uses; and whether governors must...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that maintenance and repairs to service family accommodation and single living accommodation are carried...

    • Saudi Arabia: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel from each of the armed forces are stationed in Saudi Arabia.

      Nuclear Disarmament

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with the UN on multilateral nuclear disarmament.

      Armed Forces: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military dogs have been destroyed in each year since 2012; and what the reason for each such destruction was.

  • Scotland Office

    • Social Security Benefits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether paragraph 55 of the Smith Commission Agreement applies to payments made under part 3 of the Scotland Act 2016 related to the calculations of...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Government Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the total (a) number and (b) value of Government contracts that have been contracted out by her Department was in each year since...

    • Government Art Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of the total Government Art Collection was loaned out or placed on public view in the last year.

      Gambling: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the effect of permitting children to gamble in family entertainment centres on future gambling habits.

      Gambling: Cash Dispensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the effect of locating ATMs in gambling premises on the level of gambling.

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the effect of displaying gaming machines in shop windows on the level of gambling in those shops.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress her Department has made on its independent review of full-time volunteering by young people.

      Cybercrime: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 7, Part 2 of the Government's Digital Strategy, published in March 2017, what estimate she has made of the...

      Google: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 9, part 2 of the Government's Digital Strategy, published in March 2017, how many people Google plans to train...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department takes to ensure the safe use of equipment used by companies to whom his Department's services are contracted.

    • Industrial Health and Safety: Breathing Apparatus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department takes to ensure face-fit testing by the Fit2Fit Scheme providers is undertaken for all workers using tight-fitting...

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to work with local authorities to (a) promote good health at work and (b) ensure that workers are protected from...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department has taken to improve the personal independence payment assessment process to reduce the number of successful appeals...

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government and Government agencies are taking to work together to reduce work-related illness and deaths.

      Department for Work and Pensions: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department spent on (a) iPads and tablets and (b) paper in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing compensation for losses women who have already reached their state pension...

      Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the mobility activity 1 of the personal independence payment (PIP) assessment, how many people with multiple sclerosis have...

      Social Security Benefits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether an increase in the rate of Child Benefit in Scotland under section 24 of the Scotland Act 2016 will be included in the calculations of...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his most recent estimate is of the number of women in (a) Camberwell and Peckham constituency, (b) the London Borough of Southwark and...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of employment and support allowance claimants who will fall below the poverty line as a result of...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff in her Department are employed in media relations and communications roles; and how much was spent on the...

    • Investment Returns: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate her Department has made of the return to the UK taxpayer of each £1 invested in UK Farming.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the procurement spend of her Department was in each year since 2010.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) EU agencies and other organisations within her Department's remit the Government plans to withdraw from when the UK...

      Microplastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to reduce or eliminate microbeads in products that are not currently included within the...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her Department spent on (a) iPads and tablets and (b) paper in each of the last five years for which figures are...

      Bees: Varroasis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the Government will extend the licence for production of oxalic acid api-bioxal in a manner that would encourage a wider...

      Microplastics: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2017 to Question 65352, what plans she has to meet the United States Environment...

      Air Pollution: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what meetings Ministers of her Department have had with the Department (a) for Transport and (b) of Health on meeting the...

      Air Pollution: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government plans to retain the air quality targets contained in the 2008 Ambient Air Quality Directive after the...

      Air Pollution: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to ensure the Government meets the air pollution targets set out in the EU's 2008...

      Badgers: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2017 to Question 65348, on badgers: vaccination, what assessment she has made of (a)...

      Rodents: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to protect the water vole population in the UK.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidelines her Department provides on the process for the removal of people from the UK who have exhausted an asylum application and...

    • Asylum: Eritrea

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applications to the UK by Eritrean nationals were (a) made and (b) granted in each of the last five years.

      Fire and Rescue Services: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many non-UK EU nationals are employed by the fire services.

      EU Nationals: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on the status of non-UK EU nationals in London after...

      Metropolitan Police: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many non-UK EU nationals are employed by the Metropolitan Police.

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that child victims of trafficking receive adequate specialist support and accommodation.

      Home Office: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on application of the attendance procedure to disabled employees in her Department; whether that policy has changed in...

      Irene Clennell

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what grounds the order for the deportation to Singapore of Irene Clennell was given.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the real-terms change in aggregate central grant funding, excluding precept is for each police force in England and Wales from 2010-11...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 21 February 2017 to Question 63970, how many asylum claims lodged in the UK have been rejected in each year since...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to help close smuggler routes into the UK after the closure of the Dubs scheme.

      Home Office: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases under the Equality Act 2010 have been brought against her Department by current or former staff since 2010.

      Home Office: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received on the treatment of disabled employees in her Department.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2017 to Question 63853, what proportion of and how many asylum seekers access (a) mainstream benefits,...

      Asylum: Accommodation Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2017 to Question 64009, whether her Department has received representations from providers on the...

      Asylum: Accommodation Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2017 to Question 64009, what proportion of and how many asylum seekers have moved from initial...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many local authorities were consulted ahead of the decision to close the Dubs scheme.

      Home Office: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department spent on (a) iPads and tablets and (b) paper in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 15 February 2017 to Question 63350, what information her Department holds on the proportion of online fraud and...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department plans to take to publicise any changes to the residency rights of EU citizens living in the UK; and if she will...

  • Wales Office

    • Swansea Bay City Region: Local Growth Deals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what representations he has received from the Welsh Government on the proposed Swansea Bay City Region deal.

    • Football: South Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of holding (a) the 2017 Champions League Final and (b) similar events on the economy of...

      Brexit: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether he is taking steps to implement the Plaid Cymru-Welsh Government's white paper entitled Securing Wales' Future, published in January 2017.

      Cultural Heritage: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps his Department has taken to support the Wales Week in London initiative.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the development of rail links between Wales and the High Speed 2 network.

      Females: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps he is taking to promote the role of Welsh women in building a more gender-inclusive society.

      Tidal Power: Swansea Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on proposals for the creation of the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon since the publication of the Hendry...

  • HM Treasury

    • Government Departments: Copyright

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what funding his Department provides for the renewal of Government copyright licences.

    • Government Departments: Copyright

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what role his Department has in ensuring compliance with copyright licensing conditions across Government.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax avoidance cases HM Revenue and Customs has litigated in each of the last five years; and in how many of these it was successful.

      Treasury: ICT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department spent on (a) iPads and tablets and (b) paper in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Cash Dispensing: Fees and Charges

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will prevent banks introducing charges for the use of ATM machines.

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the annual change in on-trade beer prices in each year since 2007 for the purposes of assessing beer duty.

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect on jobs and investment in the beer industry of a reduction in beer duty.

      Financial Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Commercial Secretary to the Treasury was given responsibility for the financial services industry in relation to exiting the EU.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Copyright

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to create a single copyright licensing arrangement across Government.

    • Infant Foods

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on its 2016 recommendation on implementing the International Code of...

      Civil Servants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of people employed by the Civil Service by Department are non-UK EU nationals.

      Work Experience

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure that internships are accessible to people from all backgrounds.

      Electoral Register: Identity Cards

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2017 to Question 63957, on Electoral register: Northern Ireland, if the Cabinet Office will conduct an impact...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether any officials of his Department had their travel to or from the US affected by the US administration's recent changes to US entry...

    • Department for International Trade: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many of his Department's staff by (a) sector focus and (b) country focus are (i) UK-based and (ii) based overseas.

      Furs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2017 to Question 64007, whether his Department is able to identify domestic cat and dog fur from...

      Department for International Trade: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how much his Department spent on (a) iPads and tablets and (b) paper in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2017 to Question 65736, when he plans to lay the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement...

      Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether he has had discussions with the Leader of the House to ensure that the 21-day ratification period for the Comprehensive Economic and...

  • Department of Health

    • Hospitals: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been seen at (a) Royal Preston Hospital and (b) Chorley District Hospital by gtd healthcare staff in each month since it was awarded...

    • Care Homes: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many complaints were made about discharge packages for (a) nursing and residential homes and (b) patients' homes provided by (a) Lancashire Teaching...

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on parking charges for Blue Badge holders in hospital car parks.

      Diseases: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish details of the process leading to the review by NHS England's Clinical Priorities Advisory Group of commissioning of medicines for...

      NHS: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Accessible Information Standard.

      Midwives: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received as a result of the decision of 13 January 2017 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council on the adequacy of indemnity...

      Williams Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when NHS Choices plans to add Williams syndrome to its list of recognised conditions.

      Eating Disorders: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to page 24 of the document, Children and Young People's Eating Disorder Access and Waits Commissioning Guide, published by NHS England in...

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how clinical commissioning groups have issued guidance to GPs on reducing the number of prescriptions for medicines which could be obtained over the counter.

      Social Services: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of national gross domestic product was spent on social care in each year since 2010; and where the UK ranked among other countries in the...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the recovery rate has been for patients referred to the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme for patients receiving (a) only high...

      Mental Health Services: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much and what percentage of Public Health England's budget was spent on mental health in each year since 2013.

      Mental Health Services: Mothers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the press release of 11 January 2016, Prime Minister pledges a revolution in mental health treatment, how much of the £290 million...

      Personality Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were treated for personality disorders in each clinical commissioning group area in each of the last six years.

      Care Homes: Ilford North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of care homes in Ilford North constituency were rated (a) outstanding, (b) good, (c) requires improvement and (d) inadequate...

      Health Services: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of regulation for online doctor services.

      Surrogate Motherhood: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 13 June 2016 to Question 39606, on surrogacy law and lone parents, what progress he has made on plans to bring forward...

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are investigating the inclusion of a tilting mechanism on the HS2 trains, and what are the estimated costs and benefits of doing so.

    • Level Crossings

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate the have made of the savings that Network Rail could make if the Law Commission’s report on level crossings were implemented in full.

      Driving: Rural Areas

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking, if any, to ensure that driving test requirements, and driving penalties, reflect the need to improve the quality of driving on...

      Public Transport

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they give to ensuring the provision of air-links to all major international trading hubs, from all parts of the UK, when making major air...

      Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to introduce weigh-in-motion sensors to the road networks of England and Wales, in the light of their use in Scotland.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Libya: Immigrants

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent the UNHCR and the International Organisation for Migrants are able to operate freely in Libya.

    • Libya: Immigrants

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have received on the number of refugees and migrants held in detention centres or prisons in Libya; and what is their estimate of the...

  • Department for International Development

    • Mediterranean Region: Immigrants

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how the £30 million of aid for refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean region, announced by the Prime Minister on 3 February, will be divided between...

    • South Sudan: Famine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answers by Lord Bates on 23 February (HL Deb, col 411), what humanitarian access is available to NGOs in Unity State; and what is their...

      South Sudan: Famine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answers by Lord Bates on 23 February (HL Deb, col 411), how much new money has been allocated to alleviate famine in South Sudan; to whom it...

      South Sudan: Famine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answers by Lord Bates on 23 February (HL Deb, col 411), who is coordinating international efforts to help the victims of the famine in South...

      Gaza: Foot and Mouth Disease

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what aid they have given, and what action they intend to take, following reports that there is an outbreak of Foot and Mouth with consequent loss of animals...

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Labour Turnover

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the retention rates of teachers and trainee teachers by (1) region, and (2) subject.

    • Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the capability of the Equality and Human Rights Commission to discharge its duties and responsibilities.

      Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which the resources allocated to the Equality and Human Rights Commission are being used appropriately and...

      Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of (1) the effectiveness, (2) the operational performance, and (3) the achievements, of the Equality and Human Rights...

      Pre-school Education: Teachers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the reports by Save the Children, Untapped Potential published in October 2016, and Early Development and Children's Later...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Reoffenders

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment has been made of reoffending rates for (1) ex-prisoners who have undertaken enterprise courses, and (2) those who have not.

    • Magistrates' Courts

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the total caseload in the magistrates’ courts was presided over by (1) district judges, and (2) lay magistrates, in each of the last...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Equality

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what policies and practices they advocate to encourage boardroom diversity and equality; what advice and encouragement they have given on diversity and...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

  • Home Office

    • Knives: Crime

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any new initiatives are planned to deal with knife crime.

  • Department of Health

    • Licensed Premises

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage the sale of more low-alcohol or non-alcoholic drinks in licensed venues; and what assessment they have made of the...

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