Written answers

Thursday, 16 March 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Lower Thames Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will (a) set out the data sources, supporting information and the assumptions used and (b) estimate traffic volumes per (i) day and (ii) peak...

    • Lower Thames Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place the cost-benefit analysis of Option A14 of the Lower Thames Crossing in the Library; and what the data sources and supporting...

      Lower Thames Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a revised estimate of traffic volume forecasts for 2025 and 2041 as published in tables 4.3 and 4.4 of volume 5 of the Lower Thames...

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2016 to Question 54114, how many times per month traffic is stopped at the Dartford River Crossing to allow...

      Vauxhall Motors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency on issuing a further recall for Vauxhall Zafira cars following reports...

      Railways: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the London and South Coast Rail Corridor Study, published on 2 March 2017, what further work his Department has agreed should be...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Department for Communities and Local Government: Uber

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

    • Non-domestic Rates: Hackney

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the effect of the revaluation of business rates on businesses in Hackney.

      Communities and Local Government: Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many staff in his Department are employed in media relations and communications roles; and how much was spent on the...

      Pre-school Education: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of business rate revaluations on the financial sustainability of private nursery...

      Hostels: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the dates of each visit were to a homeless hostel for young people by (a) himself and (b) each Minister in his Department...

      Non-domestic Rates: Farmers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the net financial effect of business rate changes on farmers in the last 12 months; and if he...

      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 homelessness charities on ending automatic entitlement...

      Non-domestic Rates: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to mitigate the effect of increases in business rates on rural business in the tourism and hospitality...

      Public Houses: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when consultation to determine eligibility for the £1,000 business rate discount for public houses announced in paragraph...

      Land Use: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what information he holds on when the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) will put in place legal agreements to facilitate the...

      Social Services: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to paragraph 5.5 of Spring Budget 2017, what estimate his Department has made of how much of the additional...

      Social Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to paragraph 5.5 of Spring Budget 2017, how much of the additional £2 billion of social care funding will...

      Council Tax: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 1 March 2017 to Question 65508, on council tax: Dorset, how the level of council tax will be...

      Local Government: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant the Answer of 6 March 2017 to Question 66171, on local government: Dorset, by what means interested parties will be...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Coal: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much coal the UK iron and steel industry has used in each year from 2005 to the latest year for which figures are...

    • Coal: Cement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much coal the UK cement industry has used in each year from 2005 to the latest year for which figures are...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether capacity market auctions take into account future growth projections for electric vehicles.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has undertaken to ensure the capacity of the electricity grid to respond to current and...

      Electricity: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of excluding onshore wind from the Government's future Contract for...

      Post Offices: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what analysis his Department has conducted of the future capacity of the Post Office, to meet its commitment, that 95...

      Alcoholic Drinks and Tobacco: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will meet tobacconists and small independent retailers who have been affected by violence, abuse and vandalism...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the £3.8 billion of public funding committed to the UK Green Investment Bank since its establishment in...

      Green Investment Bank: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much the Government and the UK Green Investment Bank have spent on external consultants and advisers to date in...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK ambassadors are in post; and how many of those ambassadors are (a) women and (b) black, Asian or minority ethnic.

    • Yemen: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of monitoring and reporting on the human rights situation and...

      Sri Lanka: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Sri Lankan Government on the (a) rights of Sri Lankan Christians to practise their...

      Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2017 to Question 66551, for what reasons the Government has not yet ratified the Protocol V...

      Sudan: Religious Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his counterpart in Sudan on the reported decision by the Sudanese Government to order the...

      Bangladesh: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last met his counterpart in Bangladesh; and what issues were discussed at that meeting.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • British Irish Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what work the British-Irish Council will undertake during the period before the restoration of devolved government in Northern Ireland.

    • Political Parties: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he is taking to accelerate the introduction of legislation to provide transparency in relation to donations to all political parties...

  • Attorney General

    • Work Experience

      To ask the Attorney General, how many people undertook an unpaid work placement in the Law Officers' Departments in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and how many such...

    • Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Attorney General, what the Government's policy is on which factors to take into account when deciding whether responding to an imminent threat is permitted under international law.

  • Department for International Development

    • Occupied Territories: Demolition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans are in place to provide urgent humanitarian assistance to Palestinians who will be made homeless by demolitions in the near...

    • Department for International Development: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time staff in her Department have been seconded from (i) businesses and (ii) charities.

      Burma: Inter Mediate

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding has been provided to Inter Mediate for work related to Burma in each financial year since 2012-13.

      USA: Family Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department plans to take to support the comprehensive sexual and reproductive health rights of those people affected by...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that UK international development aid is not spent on the promotion of terrorism.

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when her Department expects its work on the website for advertising teacher vacancies to be completed.

    • Schools: Hampshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if the Government will provide more support for Hampshire County Council to cover the building condition liabilities of the Second Consortium of Local...

      University Technical Colleges: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much has been spent on the opening of university technical colleges that have since been closed.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2017 to Question 65006, on students: loans, if she will publish details of the in-depth market testing exercise.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 15 February 2017 to Question 59530, if she will provide a breakdown of the £450,000 cost of procurement activity for the...

    • Wales Community Rehabilitation Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people who were supervised by the Community Rehabilitation Company in Wales have entered paid employment or education following (a) supervision...

      Post-mortems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average waiting time for carrying out post-mortems for (a) children and (b) adults was in the most recent period for which figures are available.

      Probation: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff are available in Wales for the community supervision of people sentenced to less than 12 months; and what assessment she has made of the...

      Post-mortems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if she will increase the fee paid to pathologists who conduct post-mortem examinations for coroners.

      Prisoners: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners serving sentences for imprisonment for public protection whose tariffs have expired (a) did not complete and (b) were waiting for...

      Offensive Weapons: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what sentencing guidelines have been put in place to deal with people who repeatedly offend in relation to (a) possession of and (b) threatening with a...

      Ministry of Justice: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of people employed by her Department are from other EU countries.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what plans the Government has to ensure that the views of (a) the new West Midlands combined authority and (b) other such combined...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Church of England: Peterborough

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what progress has been made by the Church Commissioners in facilitating new housing and school facilities at (a)...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the reasons are for there being a difference in the level of entitlement depending on date of claim for existing employment and support...

    • Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to improve training in conditions with fluctuating symptoms of healthcare professionals undertaking...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of the 2 March 2017 to Question 65538, on personal independence payment, if he will assess the potential merits of the...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of the 2 March 2017 to Question 65538, on personal independence payment, what the criteria is for a lack of mental...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Pet Travel Scheme: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2017 to Question 62238, on Pets: Imports, for what reasons the number of dogs reported...

    • Flood Control: Earby

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to increase flood prevention in Earby.

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when her Chief Scientific Adviser plans to publish the report, From Waste to Resource Productivity.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information her Department holds on the largest single herds slaughtered due to the detection of bovine TB in each of...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the need for more staff in her Department to deal with the effects of the UK leaving the EU...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the role of the Scottish Government is in her Department's EU exit programme workstream on devolution.

      Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what consultation her Department has had with the devolved administrations on the 25-year plan for food and farming.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she next plans to meet her counterparts in the Scottish Government to discuss the effect of the UK leaving the EU on...

      Microplastics: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2017 to Question 67200, on marine environment: microplastics, if her Department will...

      Flood Control: Ribble Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her Department estimates will be spent on flood prevention in Ribble Valley constituency over the next five years.

      Flood Control: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her Department estimates will be spent on flood prevention in Lancashire over the next five years.

      Roads: Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans her Department has to reduce roadside littering; and if she will make a statement.

      Microplastics: Cosmetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2017 to Question 67199, if her Department will publish the results of her Department's...

      Air Pollution: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in how many years since 2010 (a) Greater London and (b) the UK has been in breach of EU air pollution levels.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 15 April 2016 to Question 34251, how many decisions on international protection her Department made from 1...

    • Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to increase the number of prosecutions related to female genital mutilation in (a) Peterborough, (b) Cambridgeshire...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who passed through the National Referral Mechanism as victims of modern slavery or of human trafficking with positive...

      Forced Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Forced Marriage Unit Statistics 2016, published on 9 March 2017, what steps she is taking to prevent children under...

      Nitrous Oxide

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to monitor the compliance of internet suppliers of nitrous oxide with their obligations under the...

      UK Visas and Immigration: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many constituent inquiries lodged with the UK Visas and Immigration office in the Scotland and Northern Ireland Account Management Team...

      Crime: Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many crimes have been committed by drivers of private hire vehicles in England and Wales in each year since 2010.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Yemen: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2017 to Question 66440, how many of those service personnel are involved in operations in Yemen.

    • Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to award contracts for the Power Improvement Project for the Type 45 destroyer class.

      Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many main battle tanks are deployable on NATO's eastern flank by (a) NATO and (b) Russia.

  • HM Treasury

    • Diesel Vehicles

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government has made an assessment of the potential merits of tax incentives and more stringent air quality and other legislation to reduce the...

    • Multinational Companies: Tax Havens

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when and how the Government plans to use its powers to introduce public country-by-country reporting on tax havens; and what steps the Government is taking...

      Corporation Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy not to plan any reductions in the rate of corporation tax further to those he has already announced.

      National Insurance Contributions: Self-employed

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) women and (b) men paid Class 4 national insurance contributions; and what the average amount paid was in the latest period for which figures...

      Pensions: Tax Yields

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much tax revenue has been generated from people encashing their pension entitlement since 2015.

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost would be in the next financial year of raising the threshold at which people begin paying national insurance contributions (NICs) to...

      Money Laundering: EU Law

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made in transposing into UK law the Fourth Money Laundering Directive.

      Employee Benefit Trusts: Roadchef

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received on behalf of the Roadchef Employee Benefits Trust; and if he will meet the beneficiaries of that Trust.

      National Insurance Contributions: Self-employed

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people paying Class 4 national insurance contributions in (a) Coventry South constituency and (b) the West Midlands.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of Civil Service positions in his Department was vacant for a week or longer in each year since 2010; and what the average turnover...

    • Manufacturing Industries: Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people were employed in the manufacturing sector in (a) Lancashire, (b) the North West and (c) England at the latest date for which figures...

      Average Earnings: Pendle

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average salary of full-time equivalent employees was in Pendle constituency for April of each year since 2010.

      Cabinet Office: Secondment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time staff in his Department have been seconded from (i) businesses and (ii) charities.

      Voting Behaviour

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answers of 2 March 2017 to Questions 65453, 65456 and 65480, what criteria the Government uses to determine which factors to test for...

      Average Earnings: East Ham

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average salary of full-time equivalent employees was in East Ham constituency in April of each year since 2010.

      Teenage Pregnancy: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the teenage pregnancy rate was for (a) Ashfield constituency, (b) Nottingham and (c) Nottinghamshire in (i) the most recent period for which...

      Teenage Pregnancy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many teenage pregnancies there have been in (a) St Helens North constituency, (b) Merseyside and (c) the UK in each year since 2010.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Libya: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what information he holds on annual receipts and revenue flows accruing to the regimes in Libya from oil exports in each year since 2007.

    • Department for International Trade: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time staff in his Department have been seconded from (i) businesses and (ii) charities.

      Department for International Trade: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials of his Department have had with (i) businesses and (ii) registered charities since his...

      Fossil Fuels: Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department is taking to support British oil and gas companies in securing production rights in Iraq.

      World Trade Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Written Statement of 5 December 2016, HCWS 316, on UK commitments at the World Trade organisation, whether the draft...

  • Department of Health

    • Physician Associates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department plans to publish the consultation on regulation of Physician Associates.

    • Brain: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many brain injuries around birth there were in (a) 2011, (b) 2012, (c) 2013, (d) 2014 and (e) 2015.

      Pharmacy: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the study published by Oxford Academic on 17 February 2017 on inappropriate checks undertaken by online pharmacies, if he will discuss...

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 22 November 2016 to Question 53151, if the Government will ensure that the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme begins to...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 6 March 2017 to Question 66178, what budget has been allocated to Individual Funding Requests in each of the last five years.

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to page 26 of Budget 2017, how the £130 million in additional capital to sustainable and transformation plans (STPs) was calculated;...

      Dental Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons his Department does not routinely publish details of NHS funding for dental services.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, against what criteria the evidence and learning group will assess the success of the dental contract reform prototype scheme.

      Dental Services: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to the public purse was of providing dental services in West Yorkshire in each of the last five years.

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that British citizens who have made plans to retire in the EU after the UK has left the EU will have access to healthcare.

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the average weekly nutritional intake of households in (a) AB, (b) C1, (c) C2, (d) D and (e) E NRS social gradings.

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many sustainability and transformation plan areas have submitted a credible implementation plan.

      Colorectal Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to reduce the screening age for bowel cancer to 50-years old.

      Aerials: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department provides guidance to the Department for Communities and Local Government on the potential health effects of mobile telephone masts.

      NHS: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the NHS Staff Survey results for 2016, what assessment his Department has made of the risks to patients of NHS staff reporting for work...

      Heart Diseases: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the number of cardiologists.

      Nitrous Oxide: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of treating people who have inhaled nitrous oxide in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Depressive Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the average cost per person to the NHS of people suffering from (a) anxiety and (b) depression.

      General Practitioners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will set out whether returnship support announced in the Spring Budget 2017 will include measures to encourage women to return to medical practice...

      Cervical Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of treatment provision for people diagnosed with cervical cancer.

      Lyme Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable is for the publication of the review of the diagnosis, treatment and transmission routes of Lyme disease announced in May 2016.

      Pharmacy: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many applications for reviews of eligibility under the Pharmacy Access Scheme have been made by pharmacies in each parliamentary constituency in the...

      Lyme Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the level of NHS care and support available to people who have been diagnosed with Lyme disease.

      Action On Smoking and Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with Action on Smoking and Health on potential grant funding for 2017-18; and whether his Department has received...

      Aerials: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential link between the location of mobile telephone masts and the increased incidence of (a)...

      WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the World Health Organisation has requested that his Department provide resources to assist in the implementation of the Framework Consultation...

      Epilepsy: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2017 to Question 65608, whether his Department will assess the merits of collecting data on average waiting times for...

      Microplastics: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2017 to Question 67201, if his Department will make an assessment of the implications of micropastics entering the...

      Mental Health Services: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many incidents of violence have been reported by acute adult mental health wards in (a) England and Wales and (b) the Barnet, Enfield and Haringey...

      Mental Health Services: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on how many occasions the police have been called to deal with incidents of violence in acute adult mental health wards in (a) England and Wales and (b)...

      Health Insurance: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether EU citizens exercising their treaty rights as a (a) jobseeker, (b) worker, (c) self-employed person, (d) self-sufficient person or (e) student...

      Antibiotics: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Government will adopt the recommendation from the High Level Meeting of the General Assembly on Anti-Microbial Resistance for research and...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equality and Human Rights Commission: Dismissal

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what information she holds on who made the decision at the Equality and Human Rights Commission to dismiss 10 employees at short notice in February...

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed Two

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many HS2 Ltd staff (1) have previously worked for, and (2) are on secondment from, CH2M; how many of those staff have returned to work for CH2M after...

    • Network Rail: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to publish the High Level Output Specification and Statement of Funds Available for the Office of Rail and Road to determine the amount of...

      Level Crossings: Closures

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how assessments are made for alternative routes for persons on foot or on horseback, in relation to convenience, safety and other factors, when proposals are...

      Alternative Fuels: Infrastructure

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have submitted their plans for the implementation of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive; and if not, when they intend to do so.

      Southern: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to reconsider the criteria for eligibility for their scheme for compensation for Southern Rail Passengers of one month's free travel so...

      Crossrail 2 Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the stages and timescales for the planning and construction of Crossrail 2; and what is the level of Government commitment to each stage of the project.

      Railways: Freight

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the reasons for the reduction in the Modal Shift Revenue Support grant for rail freight.

      Airlines: Crew

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they collect statistics on the causes of illness among airline flight crew; and if so, where those statistics are published.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the requirements for surface access improvements to meet the demands of the third runway at Heathrow; what is their estimate of...

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of the funds available to Network Rail for enhancements to the rail network during control period 5 are to be spent on the East Coast Main Line.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to require geo-fencing to be installed on all drones for commercial sale.

      Public Transport: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 22 February (HL5381 and HL5409), when (1) the draft Accessibility Action Plan, and (2) the...

      Pedicabs: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the potential danger of unlicensed pedicabs operating on London roads for (1) users of pedicabs, (2) other road users, and...

      Pedicabs: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what data they hold on the level of pedicab-related accidents in London in the last year.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Government Departments: Copyright

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken to encourage government departments to adhere to copyright licensing rules.

    • Agriculture

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to incorporate agriculture into their industrial strategy.

  • Attorney General

    • Prisons: Smuggling

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many convictions (1) the Metropolitan Police Service, and (2) the Crown Prosecution Service, have secured for conveying prohibited items into prisons,...

  • Department for Education

    • Professions: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Nash on 6 March, what measures are in place to support minority women who choose atypical professions to embark on such...

    • Government Equalities Office

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) press releases, (2) announcements, and (3) statements, were made over the last six years by the Government Equalities Office on (a) transgender,...

      Civil Partnerships

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to legislate to allow partners of the opposite sex to form civil partnerships.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Pentonville Prison

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the fulfilment of the duty of care to ensure the safety of prisoners and staff at HMP Pentonville, since 1 January 2013.

    • Pentonville Prison

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the escape of two prisoners from HMP Pentonville in November and other recent security breaches, when they first became aware of...

      Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a current list of those serving custodial sentences in HM Prisons is available online to (1) the police, (2) HM Passport Office, and (3) HM Revenue...

  • Ministry of Defence

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment: Mental Illness

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their commitment to treat mental health as seriously as physical health, what assessment they have made of the findings of MIND that over...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Forests

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to increase the area of publicly accessible woodland for local communities in the light of the Woodland Trust's 2015 report...

    • Tree Planting

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve tree planting rates as part of their forthcoming 25 year plan for the environment, food and farming.

      Thames Tideway Tunnel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many CH2M Hill staff (1) are working for; (2) are seconded to; (3) have worked for; or (4) are advising under consultancy arrangements: (a) Thames Water,...

      Thames Estuary: Floods

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many CH2M Hill staff (1) are working for; (2) are seconded to; (3) have worked for; or (4) are advising under consultancy arrangements the Department for...

  • Home Office

    • Passports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make arrangements for the police to have online access to the details of British passport holders held on the database of HM Passport Office.

    • Immigrants: Republic of Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are planning to permit Irish citizens currently living in the UK to continue to do so following the UK’s exit from the EU.

  • HM Treasury

    • Vat

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McKenzie of Luton on 10 October 2005 (HL1518), whether they will update the table showing standard VAT rates and...

    • Personal Income

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many individual UK taxpayers reported pre-tax incomes over (1) £10 million, (2) £5 million, (3) £2 million, (4) £1 million, (5)...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Copyright

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in renegotiating their agreement with the Copyright Licensing Agency; and in doing so, what consideration is being given to...

    • Government Departments: Copyright

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding they provide to support the renewal of central government copyright licences.

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