Written answers

Monday, 27 March 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Air Traffic Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to reform airspace policy.

    • Luton Airport: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what account his Department has taken of the volume of air passengers from London Luton Airport in its work to define the scope of the forthcoming...

      Volkswagen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many meetings have taken place between Ministers of his Department and Volkswagen's UK representative since December 2016 to discuss Volkswagen's...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Navy personnel are currently training alongside the US military to maintain aircraft carrier skills.

    • Armed Forces: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to retain Royal Navy and RAF pilots.

      HMS Queen Elizabeth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date the inaugural sailing of the first Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier is planned to take place.

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to tackle the shortage of engineers needed to support Royal Navy carrier strike capability.

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 22, page 13 of the National Audit Office report, Delivering Carrier Strike, published on 16 March 2017, what steps his...

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 22, page 13 of the National Audit Office report, Delivering Carrier Strike, published on 16 March 2017, what assessment he...

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 19, page 12 of the National Audit Office report, Delivering Carrier Strike, published on 16 March 2017, what steps he is...

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 1.9, page 16 of the National Audit Office report, Delivering Carrier Strike, published on 16 March 2017, whether he plans to...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether plans exist to increase the number of Royal Navy and Royal Air Force F-35 pilots trained in the US above the numbers already planned.

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to minimise cost increases to the Carrier Strike programme.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what contingency provision his Department has made for changes in the cost to the UK of Lightning II jets as a result of changes in the number of orders...

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has made a recent estimate of the number of UK-flagged escorts required to support Carrier-Enabled Power Projection capability.

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if his Department will prioritise UK suppliers during contracting negotiations on complex support arrangements for Carrier-Enabled Power Projection...

      HMS Queen Elizabeth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost is of applying thermal metal coating on the landing areas of HMS Queen Elizabeth.

      Army: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which units will be disbanded under Army 2020 Refine in order to free up personnel.

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which units and elements of units are currently attached to 3rd (UK) Division.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Beer: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2017 to Question 65129, on Heineken: Punch Taverns, what steps he is taking to...

    • Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations his Department has received on the national minimum wage and national living wage laws applying to...

      Offshore Industry: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to promote the transfer of employment and skills between different sectors of the offshore...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on how many occasions his Department took longer than 30 working days to respond to a freedom of information request in...

      Living Wage and Minimum Wage: Sleep

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations the Government has received on the applicability of the national minimum wage and the national...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many contracts procured by his Department and its arms-length bodies are covered by TUPE regulations in each of the last...

    • Iran: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on Baha'i-owned shops being sealed by government authorities in the city of Alborz, Iran in...

      Agriculture and Water: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent cooperation his Department has had with Israel on agriscience and water science; and how the UK has benefited from...

      Serbia: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2017 to Question 64051, on Serbia: visits abroad, whether the British Embassy in Belgrade...

      Royal Yacht

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to his contribution on 13 March 2017, to the debate on Budget Resolutions (HC Deb, col 84), whether he has had...

      Royal Yacht

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to his contribution on 13 March 2017, to the debate on Budget Resolutions (HC Deb, col 84) and pursuant to the...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Overseas Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many members of his Department's staff employed in overseas roles were based in the Russian and Eastern Europe region in...

      Israel: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government (a) has raised or (b) plans to raise with the Government of Israel the issue of deportations from Israel...

      Andargachew Tsege

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the merits of negotiating Andy Tsege's return to the UK.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many of his Department's staff passed a language examination at (a) Extensive, (b) Operational, (c) Functional and (d)...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Overseas Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many members of staff his Department employs overseas in roles requiring an ability to speak the local language; in which...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Overseas Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many members of staff his Department employs overseas in roles based in the Middle East and North Africa region in each...

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 6 March 2017 to Question 65645, on Department for International Development: Brexit, what (a) EU agencies...

    • Developing Countries: Manufactured Goods

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department plans to use some of the UK's aid budget to support the creation of processing plants to allow start-to-finish...

  • Department for Education

    • Free Schools and University Technical Colleges: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which (a) free schools and (b) university technical colleges have closed since 2010; what the cost to the public purse was of each of those closures;...

    • Overseas Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2017 to Question 65926, on overseas students: loans, for what reasons 4.8 per cent of borrowers residing in the UK...

      Free Schools: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department has spent on land purchases for new free school sites in each fiscal year since 2010-11.

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to protect girls from female genital mutilation.

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many serious case reviews commissioned in 2015 have not been published in full.

      Children: Behavioural Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department makes available to teachers on supporting children who display behavioural problems resulting from phenylketonuria.

      Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to improve academic achievement in (a) Northamptonshire and (b) England and Wales.

      Children: Sanitary Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department has issued to schools on the provision of sanitary products for children from a low income background.

      Educational Institutions: Defibrillators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans her Department has to ensure the provision of defibrillators in educational establishments.

      Primary Education: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the allocation of PE and Sport Premium funds to primary schools in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years; and if she...

      Primary Education: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the proportion of primary school children who do not receive a minimum of two hours of sport and PE activity...

      Students: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if her Department will make an assessment of the effect of the abolition of maintenance grants in 2016 on the (a) emotional and (b) financial...

      Schools: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Education Funding Agency plans to carry out asbestos surveys where further investigations are warranted ahead of the purchases of new...

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much has been allocated in PE and Sport Premium funds to schools in (a) Greater London and (b) the London Borough of Newham in each year since...

      Citizenship: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of the inclusion of citizenship education in Key Stages 3 and 4 of the National Curriculum on understanding...

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how her Department plans to allocate the additional Sport Premium funding announced in Budget 2016.

      Schools: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure regional funding equality in the provision of education for children who are in hospital and requiring statutory...

      Class Sizes: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average pupil to teacher ratio was in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in York in each year since 2005.

      GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that students taking reformed A-Level courses have access to resources and revision material to prepare for exams.

      Educational Institutions: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support her Department has made available to schools, colleges and universities to provide access to mental health services to students (a)...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children in (a) York, (b) North Yorkshire, (c) Yorkshire and the Humber and (d) England received free school meals in each year since 2005-06.

      Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average pupil to teacher ratio was in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) the UK, (ii) Greater London and (iii) the London Borough...

      Free School Meals: Pendle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children in Pendle were eligible for free school meals on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Education Funding Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that the Education Funding Authority receives value for money when purchasing sites for new schools.

      Pupils: Dyslexia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will provide additional funding to schools to support students with dyslexia.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, on how many occasions officials in her Department supported local authorities in assessing children's needs in families who are seeking Section 17 of...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many staff her Department seconded to local authorities to support in the assessment of needs of children in families who are seeking section 17...

      Primary Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will work with the Department for Education to draw up and enact an action plan to recruit and retain more male teachers in primary schools.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment she has made of the effect of the eligibility criteria for family legal aid funding on the number of litigants in person in domestic...

    • Crimes of Violence: Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average length of sentence was for people convicted of attacks on ambulance workers in England in each of the last five years.

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps she is taking to reduce violence against prison staff.

      Prison Officers: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what support she has made available to prison offices experiencing mental health issues as a result of their employment.

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many incidents of prisoner-on-prisoner violence have been recorded in each of the last 10 years.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many appeals have there been in (a) the UK, (b) the North East and (c) Easington constituency against personal independence payments decisions in...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Arts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding the Arts Council has allocated to each region of England in each of the last 10 years.

    • Cybercrime: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government plans to ring-fence a proportion of the £1.9 billion funding as part of the National Cyber Security...

      Arts: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential barriers to working in the creative industries for (a) expectant mothers and (b) parents.

      Sports: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans her Department has to tackle doping in amateur competitive sports.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment his Department has made of the views of employers and employees on auto-enrolment workforce pensions.

    • Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of the appeals process for personal independence payments in each year since its introduction.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Chemicals: Hazardous Substances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the European Commission on the status of phthalates; and what steps her...

    • Glyphosate: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the scientific evidence on the safety of glyphosate to humans and its continued use...

      Trade in Animals and Related Products Regulations 2011: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2016 to Question 42492, on Trade in Animals and Related Products Regulations 2011, when...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Temporary Accommodation: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on the number of people who receive emergency housing as a result of violence, threats or...

    • Non-domestic Rates: Public Houses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to paragraph 4.5 of the Spring Budget 2017, what estimate the Government has made of the number of public houses...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 6 March 2017 to Question 65649, on Scotland Office: Brexit, what (a) EU agencies and other organisations are within his...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on how many occasions his Department took longer than 30 working days to respond to a freedom of information request in each month since July 2016.

  • Department for International Trade

    • UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the methodology is by which the jobs estimates referred to in the reports by his Department and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office,...

    • UK Trade and Investment: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether analogous estimates to those used to arrive at the statistics published in the reports by his Department and the Foreign and...

  • Department of Health

    • Ophthalmic Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the opportunities for improvements in ophthalmology departments as a result of sustainability and...

    • Colorectal Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the report of Bowel cancer UK on Lynch syndrome, published in February 2017, what steps have been taken to (a) identify people who have...

      Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of reforming the General Medical Council's licensing rules to increase the general supply of...

      Mental Health Services: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time equivalent NHS (a) consultants, (b) junior doctors, (c) nurses, (d) other clinical staff and (e) staff in total were employed at NHS...

      General Practitioners: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to the public purse was of carrying out the GP Patient Survey in each of the last three years.

      General Practitioners: Overseas Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of GPs have left the UK to work abroad within (a) one, (b) two and (c) three years of completing their training in each of...

      Meningitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS spends each year on treatment of meningococcal B disease.

      Cardiovascular System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Government plans to establish an independent taskforce on lung health.

      Department of Health: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on how many occasions his Department took longer than 30 working days to respond to a Freedom of Information request in each month since July 2016.

      Domestic Accidents: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the number of injuries and mortalities caused by falls over child stair gates in the home in the last 12 months.

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which sustainability and transformation plans contain no mechanism for engaging schools and colleges as active stakeholders.

      Pain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps his Department has taken to encourage (a) understanding and (b) effective treatment of people with chronic pain conditions within the NHS.

      Antibiotics: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what contingency plans the Government has made in the event of an anti-microbial resistance pandemic; and if he will place a copy of those plans in the...

      Neuromuscular Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether Neurosciences centres fulfil the NHS England service specification for neurological care.

      Trigeminal Neuralgia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia in the last 12 months.

      Anorexia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been diagnosed with anorexia when aged (a) between 12 to 20, (b) between 21 to 30, (c) between 31 to 50 and (d) over 51 years of age...

      Intramedullary High Tibial Osteotomy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether there are plans to make intramedullary high tibial osteotomy available on the NHS.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equality and Human Rights Commission: Dismissal

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Answer of 16 March 2017 to Question 67623, whether she plans to make representations to the Equality and Human Rights Commission on...

  • Department for Transport

    • East Coast Railway Line: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of disruption to services on the East Coast mainline, what recent discussions they have held with Network Rail on its maintenance programme;...

    • Shipping: Registration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there has been a recent review into regulations governing ship registration with a view to increasing the number of ships on the UK shipping...

      Shipping: Surveillance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what research is being undertaken to find improved methods, for example the use of radar and optical satellites, to track and monitor merchant and fishing...

      Shipping: Surveillance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many vessels have been examined in UK ports where there is suspicion of illegal activity by reason of (1) their Automatic Identification System signals...

      East Suffolk Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 14 March (HL5764), whether they would look favourably on a proposal to use a high quality rail...

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 16 March (HL5882), in the light of the very heavy use that is made of the East Coast Main Line...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the cost to (1) the NHS, and (2) schools, of increases in business rates following revaluation.

    • Public Sector: Contracts for Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will establish an inquiry (1) into which local authorities and other public authorities within England have sub-contracted service provision to...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the reduction in social housing rents on the maintenance and improvement of the existing housing stock, and...

      Communities and Local Government: Assets

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what land or buildings owned by, leased by, or under the control of, the Department for Communities and Local Government they are seeking to dispose of, and...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Consumers: Protection

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what work they are undertaking to ensure that UK consumers retain the consumer protections they are afforded as EU citizens, when the UK exits the EU.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • North Korea: Assassination

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports that North Korea has issued orders to assassinate a British businessman who helped to facilitate the defection of...

    • North Korea: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to introduce human rights sanctions against North Korea, in line with those imposed by the United States.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Assets

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what land or buildings owned by, leased by, or under the control of, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office they are seeking to dispose of, and for what purposes.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: Assets

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what land or buildings owned by, leased by, or under the control of, the Ministry of Justice they are seeking to dispose of, and for what purposes.

    • Offenders: New Businesses

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 8 March (HL5604), how many ex-prisoners have undertaken enterprise courses.

      Probate: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the rationale behind the new rates for grant of probate announced in the budget.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Toys and Games

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Price on 6 March (HL5447), what assessment they have made of concerns for child security and privacy presented by the...

    • Social Enterprises: Offenders

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Buscombe on 9 March (HL5605), whether they will clarify whether their commitment to social enterprises includes...

      Internet

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the charity sector regarding concerns raised by charities about trends towards making government and business services...

      Data Protection: EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of EU regulations governing data protection that are not capable of being incorporated into UK law by Order, and...

      Data Protection: EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the capability of UK businesses to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 by May 2018, and of the...

      Data Protection: EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to enact new primary legislation to ensure that the UK is in the best position to maintain international data flows with the EU,...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Sewage: Water Treatment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 10 March (HL5599) stating that they have not yet taken a decision as to the timing of any review...

    • National Parks

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will refer to the National Parks in their 25-year plan for the environment; and whether this plan will set out arrangements for the National...

      National Parks

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the high level of planning protection afforded to National Parks, and the specific responsibilities and duties that apply...

  • Home Office

    • Free Movement of People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 28 February (HL5522), whether they intend to remove from the UK those EU citizens who are...

    • Fly-tipping

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ask the National Crime Agency to investigate large-scale fly tipping gangs.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many further leave to remain applications, made on the basis of (1) family, and (2) private, life were made in each year since 2014.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many further leave to remain applications made on the basis of (1) family, and (2) private, life were determined within usual Home Office service...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the average length of time taken to determine an initial further leave to remain application made on the basis of (1) family, and (2) private, life...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the average length of time taken to determine a second or subsequent further leave to remain application made on the basis of (1) family, and (2)...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • World War II: Wrecks

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which government department is dealing with the illegal salvaging of UK and other nations’ ships and submarines lost in Far Eastern Waters in WW2.

  • HM Treasury

    • National Infrastructure Commission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy on whether members of the House of Lords who vote against the Government may continue to act as members of the Board of the National...

    • Royal Parks: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether VAT will be charged on money paid by HM Government to the Royal Parks charity; whether VAT is payable in full by the Royal Parks to HM Revenue and...

      Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of (1) the total value of UK ISA investment funds for the last year for which figures are available, and (2) the total amount...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • EU Action: Parliamentary Scrutiny

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, for each Government department, from July to December 2016, on how many occasions a scrutiny reserve resolution in (1) the House of Lords, and (2) the House...

  • Department of Health

    • Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the number of medical doctors who need to be trained in abortion care each year, to ensure the availability of safe care for all...

    • Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that women needing an abortion can afford the travel costs necessary to access services offered by independent abortion...

      Mesothelioma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the cost to the NHS of treating mesothelioma in each of the last 10 years.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Shaughnessy on 13 March (HL5763), for which major disease burdens or procedures disease-level analysis is...

      Care Homes: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of research from Reform indicating that the number of deferred payments issued by local authorities has not risen since 2012, whether they plan...

      Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how NHS England will ensure adherence to national standards, once responsibility for commissioning specialised services is devolved or delegated to clinical...

      Tobacco

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the contract for the provision of tobacco control legislation enforcement – national support for local authorities, between the Department of...

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