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Written answers

Thursday, 9 March 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Railway Stations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 21 July 2016 to Question 43142, what progress he has made on providing a further round of accessibility funding for (a)...

    • Northern Rail: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which rolling stock on Northern Rail is (a) compliant with rail vehicle accessibility regulations and (b) has been given exemptions from rail vehicle...

      Northern Rail: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which rail vehicle accessibility regulations apply to (a) existing rolling stock on Northern Rail and (b) new rolling stock to be delivered for...

      Govia Thameslink Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much and for what reasons compensation has been paid by Govia Thameslink to passengers under the Consumer Rights Act 2015.

      Southern

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much and for what reasons compensation has been paid by Southern Rail to passengers under the Consumer Rights Act 2015.

      Southeastern

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much and for what reasons compensation has been paid by South Eastern to passengers under the Consumer Rights Act 2015.

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to provide passengers with information on their rights under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 related to train...

      Public Transport: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on opening up the retail ticketing market to third party retailers and new market entrants.

      Diesel Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the (a) Mayor of London and (b) Greater Manchester Combined Authority on additional toxicity charges for diesel vehicles.

      Utilities: Road Works

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to improve the co-ordination of the work of telephone, electricity, gas and broadband companies on required road and pavement...

      Sustrans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what contracts the Government has awarded to Sustrans for the administration and disbursal of government funding for cycle schemes since 2010.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Private Rented Housing: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2017 to Question 64623, on rented housing, how much funding for help to rent projects the...

    • Homelessness: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to paragraph 3.14 of the Autumn Statement 2015, when the Government plans to make additional funding available...

      Affordable Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps through measures introduced at the Spring Budget 2017 to ensure that the definition of affordable housing...

      Starter Home Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2017 to Question 63713, how many starter homes his Department aims to be built over the...

      Non-domestic Rates: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2017 to Question 65295, what assessment he has made of the financial effect of business rate...

      Community Care: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that social care funding is available for people with a learning disability at the same level...

      Housing Benefit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on which dates (a) he and (b) his predecessors have had discussions with Ministers in the Department for Work and Pensions on...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Business: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to Part 4 of the Digital Strategy released on 1 March 2017, what estimate his Department has made of the...

    • Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Government's campaign launched on 27 February 2017 to increase low paid workers' knowledge of...

      Business: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 1 March 2017 to Question 65481, how many and what proportion of the 2016 Queen's Award for...

      Employment: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to increase levels of employment in areas of high deprivation.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2017 to Question 63711, what measures the Government has put in place to prohibit...

      Natural Gas: Reserves

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his most recent estimate is of UK gas reserves; and what independent sources his Department uses to validate those...

      Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish his response to the Coal generation in Great Britain, the pathway to a low-carbon future...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding the Green Investment Bank has provided in (a) St Helens North constituency, (b) Merseyside and (c) the...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of Civil Service positions in his Department was vacant for a week or longer in each year since 2010;...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had on the title of the forthcoming emissions reduction plan.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Azerbaijan: 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 Azerbaijan to the World Trade...

    • Azerbaijan: Constitutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in Azerbaijan on the implementation of constitutional reforms in that...

      Armenia: EU External Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the progress of negotiations on a revised Association Agreement between the EU and Armenia; and...

      Armenia: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the progress of the Government of Armenia in implementing the recommendations made by the OSCE...

      Azerbaijan: EU External Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the progress of negotiations on a comprehensive agreement between the EU and Azerbaijan; and...

      Armenia: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of politically-motivated violence in Armenia.

      Nagorno Karabakh

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

      Libya: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of increased revenue from oil production in Libya on the effectiveness of economic...

      United Arab Emirates: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many Scottish people are detained in the United Arab Emirates.

      UN Human Rights Council: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to fulfil its UN Human Rights Council election pledge to stand up for freedom of religion...

      Bahrain: UN Human Rights Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on the proposed Swiss statement at the UN Human Rights Council on Bahrain; and if he will make...

      Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government plans to ratify Protocol V of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons.

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: ICT

      To ask the Attorney General, how much the Law Officers' Departments spent on (a) iPads and tablets and (b) paper in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

  • Department for International Development

    • Africa and Yemen: Famine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the risk of famine in (a) Nigeria, (b) Yemen and (c) Somalia.

    • Developing Countries: Famine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how her Department plans to provide more high-impact nutrition interventions as a means of preventing famine.

      Palestinian Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her policy is on whether the parade held in Ramallah on 8 January 2017 constitutes a breach of her Department's partnership...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to her announcement on 16 December 2016 on future UK support to the Palestinian Territories, whether any of the...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what restrictions are placed on organisations which sell access to school websites and teachers' email addresses.

    • Schools: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils were displaced from school buildings as a result of fire in each of the last 10 years; and for how long on average those pupils were...

      Schools: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the number of additional (a) school places and (b) teachers and teaching assistants that will be required...

      Mathematics: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to paragraph 1.89 of the Budget 2016, what progress has been made on Professor Sir Adrian Smith's review of mathematics teaching for 16...

      Politics: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to improve young people's political literacy in secondary and post-16 education.

      University Technical Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her most recent estimate is of the number of pupils in each year group in each university technical college.

      Health Services and Social Services: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the revenue raised by the Immigration Skills Charge applied to NHS and social care sponsors of Tier 2 visas will be hypothecated for...

      Primary Education: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the (a) gain and (b) loss of funding for each primary school in Ashfield constituency in the first year after...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many looked-after children, in each of the last three years for which data is available, were in facilities deemed to fall below the national...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to increase the number of (a) BAME people and (b) people with disabilities taking part in apprenticeships.

      Schools: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Answer of 4 December 2015 to Question 17715, on schools in West Sussex, in what year her Department first made the distinction...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Sentences: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners in (a) HM Prison Preston, (b) HM Prison Garth, (c) HM Prison Kirkham, (d) HM Prison Wymott and (e) Lancaster Farms were over their...

    • Prisons: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many fire related incidents have occurred in each of Her Majesty's prisons in each of the last 12 months.

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times a defendant has (a) walked out of and (b) been wrongly released from court (i) before, (ii) during and (iii) after being sentenced to custody.

      Berwyn Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners HM Prison Berwyn plans to receive over the next 12 months; and what the estimated operating cost is for the first 12 months of that...

      Berwyn Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the total cost of designing and building HM Prison Berwyn was.

      Berwyn Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff have been recruited to work in HM Prison Berwyn to date.

      Berwyn Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff worked in HM Prison Berwyn prior to it opening to prisoners; and what the total cost of that staffing was for that time period.

      Prisoners: Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice of 1 March 2017, Official Report, column 101WH, what...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when she plans to Answer Question 59711, on prison fires, tabled by the hon. Member for Westmorland and Lonsdale on 12 January 2017.

      Prisons: Ministers of Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what (a) Anglican, (b) Roman Catholic, (c) Free Church, (d) Muslim, (e) Hindus, (f) Sikh, (g) Jewish and (h) other faiths chaplaincy vacancies there are...

      Self-inflicted Deaths in Custody of 18-24 Year Olds Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice of 1 March 2017, Official Report, column 100WH, on...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Public Libraries: Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2017 to Question 64455, on public libraries: voluntary organisations, what support the Government...

    • Broadband: Motorways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 6, Part 1 of her Department's Digital Strategy published on 1 March 2017, what estimate she has made of the 4G...

      Digital Technology: Great Grimsby

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Government's digital strategy, what support will be provided to Great Grimsby from the digital skills programme;...

      Public Libraries: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the (a) number and (b) cost to the public purse, of the loss of library books in the last five years; and...

      Digital Technology: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of the total number of people employed in the digital economy nationally are based in London.

      Digital Technology: Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to her Department's press release of 1 March 2017, Digital Strategy to make Britain the best place in the world to start...

      Digital Technology: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to her Department's press release of 1 March 2017, Digital Strategy to make Britain the best place in the world to start...

      Digital Technology: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Digital Sector Economic Estimates 2016, published by her Department on 26 January 2016, what proportion of the...

      Digital Technology: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many of the 200,000 digital businesses identified in the UK Digital Strategy 2017, published on 1 March 2017, are based in London.

      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, whether those people Google has already...

      Digital Technology: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 6 March 2017 to Question 66229, on digital technology: training, what estimate her Department has made of the...

      Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to tackle recent trends in physical activity rates.

      EE: Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received on EE's decision to close its freeserve email account service; and whether there is a requirement...

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to extend mobile phone coverage.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Widowed Parent's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of widowed parent's allowance claimants who would fall below the poverty line as a result of recent...

    • Parental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people started receiving (a) statutory maternity pay, (b) statutory maternity allowance, (c) statutory paternity pay and (d) shared...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to put into practice the new measures on mental health set out in the Prime Minister's speech to the...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when his Department plans to publish its response to the consultation, Improving lives, work, health and disability, published in October 2016.

      Housing Benefit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of 18 to 21 year olds in (a) St Helens North constituency, (b) Merseyside and (c) the UK who will be...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 1 March 2017 to Question 65533, whether there will be a minimum number of minutes per year for which people in the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2017 to Question 60340, whether the last payment window for the equivalent CAP Pillar 1...

    • Slaughterhouses: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Food Standards Agency in monitoring meat processing in abattoirs to...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending the current six week period for carrying out trial...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information she holds on the total value of Basic Payment Scheme payments (a) not paid on time and (b) paid on time...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to ensure local authorities meet statutory air quality targets.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which local authorities have breached legal air quality limits in each of the last seven years.

      Circuses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the licensing scheme for wild animals in circuses has cost since its introduction; and what proportion of those...

      Low Emission Zones: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to encourage the adoption of low emission zones in urban areas.

      Organophosphates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to limit the use of glyphosate by farmers.

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to publish the Government's 25-year plan for the natural environment.

      Trapping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions her Department has had with shooting organisations on the banning of run-through traps.

      Vegetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to encourage farmers to grow vegetables.

      Livestock: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential effect on livestock exports of the UK leaving the EU.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 6 March 2017 to Question 65555, how many senior civil servants were employed by her Department as...

      Avian Influenza: Eggs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will estimate the loss of sales to free range egg producers since the imposition of avian influenza prevention zones.

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons she is unable to give a specific date for publication of her Department's 25-year plan for the environment.

      Air Pollution: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in how many years since 2010 (a) St Helens, (b) Merseyside and (c) the North West have been in breach of EU air pollution levels.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what process is in place to select which culled badger carcasses are forensically examined; and who is responsible for...

  • Home Office

    • Marriage of Convenience

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many forced entries by the police have been made in connection with suspected sham marriages since 2010.

    • Immigration: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2017 to Question 61929, what steps her Department has taken to raise awareness of the service launched...

      Metropolitan Police: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding her Department allocated to the Metropolitan Police for diplomatic protection in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2014-15, (c) 2013-14, (d)...

      Immigration: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2017 to Question 61929, whether her Department plans to launch services for non-single EEA applicants...

      Arson: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many school fires have been reported in each of the last 10 years; how many of those fires were caused by arson; and what the total cost...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with her Cabinet colleagues on whether the Government can change the rights of citizens from other EU countries...

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has made an assessment of the effectiveness of the introduction of Independent Child Trafficking Advocates in three early...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to resettle child refugees in (a) the UK and (b) Scotland.

      Visas: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of offering equivalent visitor visa arrangements to Indians as those that...

      Fire and Rescue Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the projected spending power for each fire authority is for 2019-20.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2017 to Question 64038, when her Department plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for...

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she or officials of her Department have had regarding placing limitations on UK universities' ability to recruit...

      Passports

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

      Dogs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2017 to Question 63331, on dogs: smuggling, what training Border Force staff receive on that work; and...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for permanent residency have been made by non-UK EU nationals since 23 June 2016; and how many and what proportion...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of people denied visas to come to the UK on the grounds that they have (a) insufficient personal income and (b) no family...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Royal Signals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if his Department will retain the White Helmet Motor Cycle Team of the Royals Corps of Signals.

    • Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the titles and dates are of publication of Ofsted reports on the quality of education, training and welfare for army recruits aged 16 to 18.

      Ministry of Defence: Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people undertook an unpaid work placement in his Department in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and how many such...

  • HM Treasury

    • EU Nationals: Migrant Workers

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the economic contribution of non-UK EU nationals living in the UK to GDP.

    • Investment: Complaints

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people who are certified as high net worth investors have made a complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service about being advised to invest in a...

      Pensions: Nuisance Calls

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the timetable is for implementing the Government's proposed ban on cold calling in relation to pension scams.

      Debts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has introduce a breathing space scheme to allow people with debt a period without interest, charges or debt collection activity while they...

      Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the Lifetime ISA policy on the number of people opting out of auto-enrolment into pension schemes in...

      Pensions: Nuisance Calls

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the proposed ban on cold calling in relation to pension scams for businesses who use lead generators or third...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Electoral Register: Disability

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to make registration and voting more accessible to people with disabilities.

    • Polling Stations: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the announcement of 27 December 2016, Press release: Eliminating electoral fraud in polling stations, when the Government plans to...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Written Statement of 9 January 2015, HCWS 180, on maximising voter registration, which local authorities and organisations have...

      Mortality Rates

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the oral contributions of the hon. Member for Brighton Pavilion and the hon. Member for Totnes of 28 February 2017, Official Report, Column...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Written Statement of 5 July 2013, Official Report, column 72WS, on maximising voter registration measures, (a) which local...

      Politics: Education

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on improving young people's political literacy in secondary and post-16 education.

      Digital Technology

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) UK and (b) non-UK EU nationals were employed in the digital sector as defined by the Office for National Statistics on the latest date for...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many bidders for the Trade Remedies Discovery Team contract, published on 13 February 2017, failed to meet the cultural fit criteria.

    • Trade Missions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which agricultural industry representatives (a) were invited to and (b) attended the Northern Powerhouse Trade Mission to Gulfood 2017.

      Trade Missions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he took to promote British lamb exports at the Northern Powerhouse Trade Mission to Gulfood 2017.

      Trade Missions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which British food and drink industry representatives (a) were invited to and (b) attended the Northern Powerhouse Trade Mission to Gulfood 2017.

      Trade Missions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which members of the National Farmers' Union (a) were invited to and (b) attended the Northern Powerhouse Trade Mission to Gulfood 2017.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliament: Educational Visits

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what proportion of schools visiting Parliament through Parliament's Education Service...

    • Parliament: Educational Visits

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what proportion of school-aged children visiting Parliament through Parliament's...

  • Department of Health

    • Transplant Surgery: Stem Cells

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the relative availability of second stem cell transplants for patients whose disease relapses in England and the (a)...

    • NHS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which specialised medicines, procedures and medical technologies are undergoing evaluation by NHS England Specialised Services for potential...

      Diseases: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish details of the process by which NICE plans to create commissioning support documents on rare disease medicines for NHS England in 2017.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what meetings Ministers of his Department have had with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on that Department's forthcoming air...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that children and young people accessing inpatient mental health services and their families are aware of...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the abstinence based approach for the treatment of drug addiction on levels of deaths from drug misuse.

      Immune System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been diagnosed with autoimmune diseases in each of the last five years.

      Dementia: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with (a) the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and (b) football authorities on the connection between...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his Department's document, Infected Blood: consultation on special category mechanism and financial and other support in England,...

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the budget for the Healthy Start Scheme will be in 2017-18.

      Asthma: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many asthma inhalers have been issued (a) in England and (b) in each region to (i) adults and (ii) children in each of the last 10 years.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will provide financial assistance to NHS trusts who are unsuccessful in their bids for sustainability and transformation funds to...

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to page 10 of Public Health England's report entitled Hepatitis C in the UK 2016 report; Working towards its elimination as a major public...

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether NHS England plans to continue with a run-rate allocation to each operational delivery network for the treatment of Hepatitis C in 2017-18; and...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many mental health service out of area placements (OAPs) there were in each region in each year since 2012; what the cost of such OAPs was in each...

      Charities: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding his Department will provide to (a) the Macfarlane Trust, (b) the Caxton Foundation and (c) the Eileen Trust beyond 1 April 2017.

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has conducted research on replacing or continuing with the European Health Insurance Card scheme once the UK has left the EU.

      NHS: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost of unreturned NHS community equipment in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Social Services: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many elderly people, in each of the last three years for which data is available, have received care which falls below the national minimum standard...

      NHS Shared Business Services: Enfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of how many (a) Enfield North constituents and (b) London Borough of Enfield residents have been affected by delays in...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to (a) increase the uptake of screening, (b) encourage early diagnosis and (c) improve the lifestyles of people who have had...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the (a) National Cancer Intelligence Network and (b) National Cancer Registration and Advisory Service are taking to address gaps in data on...

      Neuromuscular Disorders: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to increase specialist neuromuscular consultant support for children attending Royal Manchester Children's Hospital...

      School Milk: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of children aged under five in (i) the Nottingham North constituency, (ii) Nottingham city and (iii) the East...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equal Pay: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the gender pay gap for (a) York and (b) Yorkshire and the Humber Region was in each year from 2010.

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how long they expect journey times to be for HS2 trains between London and (1) Crewe, (2) Edinburgh, and (3) Glasgow, when Phases 1 and 2A are completed,...

    • Level Crossings

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to bring forward legislative proposals related to the recommendations of the Law Commission’s report on level crossings, published in...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • World War II: Genocide

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the extent and duration of public consultation prior to the decision to site the National Holocaust Memorial in Victoria Tower Gardens; and what was...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Fire Prevention: Furniture

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 22 February (HL5402), whether, in the light of the fact that the European Furniture...

    • Employment: Racial Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the statement by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 28 February (GC 207), what criteria will be used to monitor whether sufficient progress is made...

      Employment: Racial Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take in response to the recommendations by Baroness McGregor-Smith in her report Race in the workplace to eliminate racial...

  • Attorney General

    • Prisoners: Death

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many cases under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 have been actively considered by the Crown Prosecution Service since 2011 in...

    • Prisoners: Death

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prosecutions the Crown Prosecution Service has brought under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 in respect of a death or...

  • Department for International Development

    • Iraq: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 20 February (HL5245), what steps they are taking to encourage faith-based organisations in Iraq to access UK...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Dormant Assets Commission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Dormant Assets Commission will publish its report.

    • Dormant Assets Commission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Dormant Assets Commission last met; when it is due to meet again; which stakeholders the Commission has consulted; and what is the scale and scope...

      Dormant Assets Commission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial resources, including salaries, have been made available to establish and run the Dormant Assets Commission.

      Social Enterprises

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of people employed by social enterprises in each year since 2010.

      Social Investment Advisory Group

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 10 January (HL Deb, col 1857), who is on the advisory group set up to open social investment products to...

      Social Enterprises: Offenders

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 10 January (HL Deb, col 1856), what steps they are taking to enable more private, local authority and...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Mesothelioma: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government for each year since the passing of the Mesothelioma Act 2014 (1) how much was raised through the provision in the Act to impose a levy on employers' insurers...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fisheries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government under what arrangements vessels of other EU member states fish in UK waters between the six and 12 nautical mile limits; and by what process those...

    • Fisheries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government under what arrangements vessels of other EU member states fish in the UK's Exclusive Economic Zone between the 12 and 200 nautical mile limits; and by what...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are planning to make provision for the introduction of national or local standards to regulate the re-homing of dogs which could pose a risk to...

      Fruit and Vegetables: Prices

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is monitoring the price of food supplies, particularly fruit and vegetables.

      Environment Protection

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 2 February (HL Deb, col 1277), whether they intend to introduce new environmental protection legislation.

  • Home Office

    • Refugees: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to respond to the statement by the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, published on 22 February, concerning the protection of unaccompanied...

  • HM Treasury

    • Money Laundering

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 20 February (HL5284), what assessment they have made of the impact of HM Revenue and Customs...

    • European Parliament Members: Per Capita Costs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average cost to the British taxpayer, including salary and expenses but excluding building maintenance costs, of a UK Member of the European...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Schools: Electoral Register

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government (1) how many, and (2) what proportion of, schools in the UK work in partnership with electoral registration offices.

    • Electoral Register: Students

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 25 January (HL Deb, col 661), when they will publish analysis of the voter registration initiative...

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