Written answers

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 March 2017 to Question 65650, on Department for Transport: Brexit, what (a) EU agencies and other organisations are within...

    • Driving: Eyesight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will direct the DVLA to ensure that opticians are required to report drivers whose eye test has revealed that their eyesight, even with glasses...

      High Speed Two

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons no HS2 Ltd board meeting minutes have been published on the gov.uk website since 3 March 2016; and if he will publish those minutes.

  • Home Office

    • Compass Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many sub-contractors supply accommodation under the provision of the Compass system in each region.

    • Detention Centres: Guard Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on use of dogs to patrol (a) immigration detention centres and (b) Dungavel immigration removal centre.

      Immigration: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's policy is on whether EEA citizens will be removed from or refused re-entry to the UK on the basis that they do not...

      Home Office: Evening Standard

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department spent on advertising with the Evening Standard newspaper in each year since 2010.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the cost of detaining EU nationals in immigration removal centres in each of the last five years.

      Licensed Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many premises authorising the sale or supply of alcohol by means of a (a) premises licence or (b) club premises certificate there were...

      Borders: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what Government policy is on the maintenance of border control arrangements between France and the UK for (a) rail, (b) ferry and (c) flight...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information the Government has provided to citizens from other EU countries residing in the UK as self-sufficient persons or students...

      Asylum: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2017 to Question 67025, which support groups are engaged by the Home Office to support asylum applicants...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for permanent residency from nationals from other EU countries who have been in the UK for a continuous period of five...

      Police: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to improve police training and cross-border co-operation in cases of cyberstalking; and if she will make a statement.

      Telecommunications: Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to give the independent communications data authorising body statutory underpinning.

      Prostitution: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her most recent assessment is of the potential consequences of implementation and enforcement of Northern Ireland legislation on...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Renewable Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department last made an assessment of the case for revising the levels of grants for (a) solar panels, (b)...

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish the Emissions Reduction Plan.

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department or its predecessors have conducted an assessment of the effectiveness of training standards...

      Aerospace Industry: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect on the Welsh aerospace sector of the UK leaving the EU.

      Citizens' Advice Bureaux

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the effect of changes in the level of Government funding for the Citizens Advice...

      Companies: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will require people to use their full legal name when setting up a limited company.

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether new fuel poverty and home energy efficiency policies will be included in his Department's forthcoming Clean...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2017 to Question 66594, on energy: meters, whether SMETS2s installed by one energy...

      Parental Leave and Parental Pay: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to extend shared parental leave and pay to self-employed workers.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2017 to Question 66594, on energy: meters, how much has been spent on installing...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Diplomatic Service: Career Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many and what proportion of serving HM Ambassadors and High Commissioners are not career diplomats.

    • Japan: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when his Department and the Ministry of Defence plan to hold the next two plus two meeting with the foreign and defence...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 7 March 2017 to Question 65641, on Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit, what (a) EU agencies and...

      North Korea: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to North Korea on recent nuclear missile tests in that country.

      Violette Uwamahoro

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support his Department is providing to Violette Uwamahoro and her family following her arrest and detention in Rwanda.

      Africa: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his US counterparts on the barring of African delegates from the US summit on Sustainable...

      Petro Poroshenko

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether President Poroshenko has been invited to visit the UK to meet the Prime Minister.

      Gaza: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the steps necessary to ensure the economic redevelopment of the Gaza Strip; and what steps can...

      Ahmed Mansoor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the Government of United Arab Emirates on the detention of Emirati human rights...

      Russia: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of international economic sanctions against Russia related to that country's...

      Ukraine: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last met the Ukrainian Ambassador to the UK.

      Palestinians: Incitement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2017 to Question 67423, what criteria his Department uses when deciding whether to raise an...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Trade on UK arms sales to countries that are part of...

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what role his Department has in the protection of endangered species abroad.

      Burma: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the implications for his policies are of the interim report and recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine...

      East Africa: Droughts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to assist east African nations affected by drought.

      UK Relations with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he next plans to meet his EU counterparts; and if he will make a statement.

      Iran: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on harassment of schoolchildren and expulsion of university students from the Baha'i...

      Yemen: Politics and Government

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

      UN Security Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his priorities have been during the UK's Presidency of the UN Security Council in March 2017.

      Gaza: Travel Restrictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to promote greater freedom of movement for civilians entering and leaving Gaza.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 7 March 2017 to Question 65648, on Northern Ireland Office: Brexit, what (a) EU agencies and other organisations are...

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Attorney General, on how many occasions the Law Officers' Departments took longer than 30 working days to respond to a freedom of information request in each month since July 2016.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to the Answer of 6 March 2017 to Question 65652, on Wales Office: Brexit, what (a) EU agencies and other organisations are within his...

  • Department for Education

    • Baverstock Academy: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2017 to Question 63407, on Baverstock Academy: closures, for what reason her Department does not provide...

    • Primary Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of pupils changed schools between reception and before taking Key Stage 2 assessments in the academic years (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12,...

      Education: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to (a) raise the aspirations of and (b) address the educational attainment gap for working class boys.

      Pupils: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will commission a nationwide study to report on the prevalence of girls missing school because they cannot afford to buy sanitary protection;...

      Service Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children in each parliamentary constituency have been in receipt of the service pupil premium in 2016-17.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to support parents with special needs children to...

      Department for Education: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department has spent maintaining the Education in the media blog on its departmental website.

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Sure Start children's centres there were in England at the end of each calendar year from 2009; and how many there were on the last date for...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils are eligible for free school meals in selective schools in (a) Cumbria, (b) Lancashire, (c) Liverpool, (d) Trafford, (e) Wirral, (f)...

      Universities: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many international students attended (a) Sheffield Hallam and (b) Sheffield University in each year from 2010 to date.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Criminal Proceedings: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps she is taking to ensure that people with mental health conditions receive fair treatment in the criminal justice system.

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when she plans to answer Question 60547, on domestic violence, submitted by the hon. Member for Neath on 18 January 2017.

      Prisons: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many telecommunication restriction orders have been (a) applied for and (b) granted in each month since those orders were introduced.

      Ministry of Justice: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of Civil Service positions in her Department were vacant for a week or longer in each year since 2010; and what the average turnover...

      Equita: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many complaints she has received on (a) public contracts awarded to Equita and (b) the conduct of Equita bailiffs.

      Prisons: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps she is taking to ensure that Prison Service staff undertaking the same work receive the same level of remuneration.

      Prison Officers: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment she has made of the effect of raising the retirement age of prison officers to 68 years old on safety in prisons.

      Prison Officers: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if she will bring forward proposals to reduce the retirement age of prison officers to bring it in line with the retirement age for police officers.

      Harassment: Court Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people convicted under the terms of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 have also been made the subject of a restraining order.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions she has had with Ministerial colleagues on drug addiction services in prisons.

      Ministry of Justice: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions her Department took longer than 30 working days to respond to a freedom of information request in each month since July 2016.

      Pornography: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) prosecutions have been brought and (b) convictions have been secured against (i) people overseas and (ii) people in (A) England and (B)...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were prosecuted for television licence offences in the last five years for which data is available; and how many of those people...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Civil Society plans to amend section 10 of the Charities Act 2011 to define...

    • Football Supporter Ownership and Engagement Expert Working Group: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the number of full-time equivalent civil servants working on the Government Expert Working Group on...

      Football Supporter Ownership and Engagement Expert Working Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the total amount of direct funding her Department has provided to support the activities of the Government Expert Working Group on...

      Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made in implementing recommendations in the Government Expert Working Group on Football Supporter Ownership and...

      Telecommunications: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions her Department has had with other departments on whether Ofcom's Dark Fibre Access regulatory remedy is affected by...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the value is of Barnett consequential funding allocated to the Scottish Parliament as a result of National Citizenship Service funding.

      Telecommunications: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what contingency plans the Government has made to ensure that broadband and telecom companies are not left operating under the current...

      Telecommunications: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment the Government has made of the cost to UK telecoms providers of any divergence between EU and UK electronic...

      Telecommunications: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment the Government has made of the cost to UK telecoms providers of any divergence between EU and UK data protection laws...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 6 March 2017 to Question 65653, on Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit, what (a) EU agencies and other...

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of fees in the Child Maintenance Service on collection rates of child maintenance.

      Unemployed People: Pendle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to assist people in Pendle who are in receipt of jobseeker's allowance to enter employment.

      Universal Credit: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the universal credit minimum income floor on the agricultural sector workers whose...

      Personal Independence Payment: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people with mental health conditions who will be affected by the changes to personal independence...

      Equality: Impact Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2017 to Question 66566, if he will set out each case in the current Parliamentary session for which an...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many eligible disability living allowance (DLA) claimants have been invited to apply for personal independence payments since April 2016;...

      Maternity Allowance: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, following the independent self-employment review of February 2016, what steps he is taking to enhance the level of maternity allowance for...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 6 March 2017 to Question 65638, on Ministry of Defence: Brexit, what (a) EU agencies and other organisations are within his...

    • Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel from the (a) Royal Navy, (b) Army and (c) RAF have received training as part of the Preventing Sexual Violence in...

      Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel currently deployed as part of UN missions have received training as part of the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict...

      Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel due to be deployed to South Sudan have received training as part of the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict initiative.

      Armed Forces: Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many fully trained personnel qualified for Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System roles there were in each of the last five years.

      Armed Forces: Artillery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Army reservists are currently qualified to operate the 105 mm light gun.

      Wildcat Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the timetable is for the installation of a tactical data link on board the fleet of Leonardo Wildcat helicopters.

      Aircraft Carriers: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what modifications will be required for the Queen Elizabeth-class carriers to provide battlefield helicopter operations.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) pilots, (b) maintenance engineers, (c) software programmers and (d) logistics and support staff from his Department are currently training...

      Aircraft Carriers: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which platforms he is considering to provide for a Maritime intra-theatre list solution for carrier strike groups.

      Royal Artillery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has plans to make changes to the Royal Artillery as part of the development of the Army's new warfighting concepts.

      Army: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many battalion-sized regular units will be moved from their home bases as part of Army 2020 Refine.

      Army: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel posts he expects to be re-assigned to new units as part of Army 2020 Refine.

      Ministry of Defence: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, 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.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 3.11, page 41 of the National Audit Office report, Delivering Carrier Strike, published on 16 March 2017, how many of his...

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 1.8, page 16 of the National Audit Office report, Delivering Carrier Strike, published on 16 March 2017, whether the task...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 2.6, page 23 of the National Audit Office report, Delivering Carrier Strike, published on 16 March 2017, how many UK F-35B...

      Merlin Helicopters

      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, what plans his...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to figure 9, page 33 of the National Audit Office report, Delivering Carrier Strike, published on 16 March 2017, whether that figure...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the timetable is for the financial decisions detailed in figure 11, page 36 of the National Audit Office report, Delivering Carrier Strike,...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the UK-specific software programming is for the F-35B Lightning II programme, as detailed in paragraph 3.4, page 38 of the National Audit Office...

      Ministry of Defence: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many civilians are employed directly by his Department; and what progress is being made towards the target of employing no more than 41,000...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Communities and Local Government: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department spent on travel that was not standard class in each of the last five years.

    • Revenue Support Grant: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much Lancashire County Council received from the Revenue Support Grant in each of the last three years.

      Communities and Local Government: Secondment

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

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 7 March 2017 to Question 65636, on Department for Communities and Local Government: Brexit, what (a)...

      Forests: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that ancient woods and veteran trees are protected from development in planning policy.

      World War II: Genocide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his response was to the possibility of siting the National Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre at (a) Potters Field by...

      World War II: Genocide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the legal status is of the National Holocaust Memorial Foundation.

      World War II: Genocide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether all proposals for the National Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre have been made available to the public.

  • Department for International Development

    • Educational Exchanges: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much has been spent on the Global Learning Programme in schools in Northern Ireland.

    • Educational Exchanges: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment has been carried out of the effectiveness of the Global Learning Programme initiative in schools across Northern Ireland.

      Nigeria: Boko Haram

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance the Government is giving to people in Nigeria who have begun to return to their home villages after the retreat of...

  • HM Treasury

    • Cryptocurrencies: Employment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the number of jobs sustained by cryptocurrency trading and related services.

    • VAT: EU Law

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much VAT was recovered by UK businesses from other EU member states under Articles 170 and 171 of Council Directive 2006/112/EC in each local authority...

      Treasury: Brexit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 7 March 2017 to Question 65651, on Treasury: Brexit, what (a) EU agencies and other organisations are within his Department's...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much funding each NUTS 1 region will receive from the Government's policy to top-up the apprenticeship levy in 2017-18.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to allocate additional funds to the NHS when the UK triggers its withdrawal from the EU.

      Tourism: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his oral contribution of 28 February 2017, Official Report, column 157, whether the £10 billion includes catering services; and what the...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to table 2.2, line d of the Budget 2016, how much additional stamp duty was raised in 2016-17 under that measure; and what estimate he has...

      Vat

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to table 2.1, line 47 of the Budget 2016, how much additional VAT was raised in 2016-17 under that measure; and what estimate he has made of...

      Tax Yields

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to table 2.1, line 43 of the Budget 2016, how much additional tax was raised in 2016-17 under that measure; and what estimate he has made of...

      Investment Income: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in each tax band used the dividend allowance in each of the last three years.

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 15 March 2017 to Question 68122, what estimate he has made of the amount of fines due to be payable as a result of those people...

      G20: Trade

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations the Government made to other G20 members on including financing action on climate change in the G20 trade statement.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Equita

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent value for money assessment his Department has made of public contracts awarded to Equita; and whether that assessment considered complaints...

    • Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when each department plans to publish updated Single Departmental Plans.

      New Businesses: York

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many new businesses have been set up in the City of York local authority area in each year since 2010.

      Death: Pendle

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many deaths in the Pendle area were (a) alcohol and (b) drug-related in each of the last five years; and how many of those deaths were of people...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many nationals from other EU countries residing in the UK have been (a) self-sufficient and (b) students for a period during that residence.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will take steps to ensure that human rights have equal or higher protection in UK free trade agreements as in EU free trade agreements...

    • UK Trade with EU: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many jobs in (a) Yorkshire and the Humber and (b) York he estimates are dependent on exports to or investment from other EU states.

      Department for International Trade: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 7 March 2017 to Question 65646, on Department for International Trade: Brexit, what (a) EU agencies and other...

      Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he has taken to support progress towards doubling British exports by 2020.

      Financial Services: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to open up financial and services markets in developing economies.

      Exports: Liechtenstein

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to page 54 of the Government White Paper entitled The United Kingdom's exit from and new partnership with the European Union,...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Biodiversity and Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent progress the UK is making towards Aichi 2020 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

    • Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the implications for her policies on protecting endangered species in the UK are of the State of Nature 2016 report,...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on how many occasions her Department took longer than 30 working days to respond to a freedom of information request in each...

      Agriculture: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the potential effect on the Welsh agricultural sector of the UK reverting to World...

      Agriculture and Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent progress her Department has made on the 25 year (a) food and farming plan and (b) environment plan; and what the...

      Squirrels: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will take steps to ensure the survival of the red squirrel over the course of the 2015 Parliament.

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the level of the UK's self-sufficiency in food in each of the last 10 years; and...

  • Department of Health

    • York Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of patients referred to York Hospital for (a) elective surgery and (b) outpatient appointments waited longer than 18 weeks...

    • York Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of patients referred for elective surgery to York Hospital waited longer than six months from referral to treatment in each...

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to increase the supply of nurses in public hospitals.

      General Practitioners: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Information Commissioner on the breach of the IT system SystmOne.

      York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many finished consultant episodes there were at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in each year since 2005-06.

      Crimes of Violence: Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of attacks on ambulance workers in (a) England, (b) the North West and (c) Lancashire.

      Health Professions: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) nurses and (b) midwives from other EU member states were registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council in each month in the last five years.

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what cost-benefit analysis his Department has carried out on the NHS (a) Quality and Outcomes Framework and (b) Quality, Innovation, productivity and...

      Maternity Services: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many successful negligence claims against NHS England maternity services there have been in each year since 2012; and what estimate he has made of...

      Muscular Dystrophy: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to encourage clinical commissioning groups to follow best practice commissioning policy on access to cough assist...

      Meningitis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that the Meningococcal B vaccine is available as appropriate to children in all parts of the country.

      Neuromuscular Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of whether Neurosciences centres are meeting the NHS England service specification for neurological care (a) in...

      Meningitis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's estimate is of the cost of the vaccine for Meningococcal B per child who receives it; and what the annual cost of the provision of...

      Meningitis: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's estimate is of the average healthcare cost to the public purse of treating a child suffering from Meningococcal B.

      Action on Smoking and Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) proportion and (b) amount of grant paid by his Department to Action on Smoking and Health has been spent on staff salaries; and what the job...

      General Practitioners: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to correct the TTP SystmOne clinical IT software error present since 2009 and affecting around 26 million patients.

      NHS: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the planned annual expenditure on the NHS is for the years ending 31 March (a) 2017, (b) 2018, (c) 2019 and (d) 2020.

      Hormone Replacement Therapy: Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has had discussions with clinical bodies on the possible connection between hormone replacement therapy and reduced risk of heart...

      NHS: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 15 March 2017 to Question 68208, on NHS: buildings, for how long those properties have been vacant; when the most recent...

      Air Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what operational liaisons are under development among air ambulances and the Association of Air Ambulances across the UK.

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 9 March (HL5562), how, assuming that signalling is designed appropriately for the relevant...

    • West Coast Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 9 March (HL5562), whether the journey time of four hours and 17 minutes for the Pendolino to...

      Railways: Speed Limits

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 9 March (HL5562), what assessment they have made of advice from SNCF quoted in the March edition...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of including the Handsacre connection from HS2 to the West Coast Main Line once HS2 Phase 2A is completed.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Veterans

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the initiative by Cheltenham Borough Council to build homes for veterans; and whether they will encourage other local...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • RT

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of (1) the spread of misinformation, or (2) interference in the internal affairs of foreign states, through the activities of...

  • Department for International Development

    • St Helena: Airports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 30 January (HL4701), and in the light of the positive results of the recent air access tests at St Helena...

    • Developing Countries: Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding they provide, and to which countries, for the detection and treatment of breast and gynaecological cancer.

  • Department for Education

    • Care Leavers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many young people have left local authority care in each of the last 10 years; and whether they intend to recommend that local authorities treat them as...

    • Pupil Premium

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many pupils qualified for pupil premium in the academic years 2015–16 and 2016–17.

      Swimming: Rural Areas

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure the teaching of water survival techniques to children in rural or remote areas where there is no provision of swimming pools...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the warning from the Local Government Association that reductions in the central government-provided education services grant may result in...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Crown Courts: Legal Representation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have not yet published the report on issues faced by the courts and practitioners as a result of the number of cases in which defendants are...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Government Art Collection

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Government Art Collection is planning to open a gallery in central London; if so, what is the projected annual cost, and when it will open; and...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • National Parks

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultations they have had with Natural England about ensuring the protection of the national parks from major development; and what was the outcome of...

  • Home Office

    • Firearms: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the itemised costs to (1) the Home Office, and (2) the police, of the grant and renewal of authorities under section 5 of the Firearms Act 1968 for...

    • Asylum: LGBT People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why they did not disclose to Parliament the number of LGBT asylum seekers held in detention over the last eighteen months, despite several oral and written...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Oral Questions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they use a system to monitor commitments by Ministers to write to members if they are unable to answer the oral question at the time it is asked in...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Promotion: Central America

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider appointing a Prime Minister's trade adviser for Central America.

    • Overseas Trade: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel to strengthen UK–Israel trade; and what progress has been made in securing a...

  • Department of Health

    • Medical Treatments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to restrict patient access to new NICE-approved treatments for a period of time in excess of one year if the cost of introducing such...

    • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Shaughnessy on 7 March (HL5683), whether the proposal submitted for chronic fatigue, for which there is no...

      Palliative Care: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that Clinical Commissioning Groups understand their responsibility for the commissioning of children’s palliative...

      Palliative Care: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that Clinical Commissioning Groups are accountable to NHS England for delivering a consistent level of children’s...

      Hospices: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take steps to increase the funding for the Children’s Hospice Grant, and if so, how they will sustain that increase in funding for...

      Heart Diseases: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when NHS England expects to make a final decision on its review into congenital heart disease services.

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government upon what scientific basis the Expert Reference Group for the Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCPMH), in publishing their guide on Commissioning...

      Congenital Abnormalities

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Shaughnessy on 20 March (HL5811), why they do not maintain a list of foetal anomalies that cannot be...

      Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord O’Shaughnessy on 21 March (HL5804 and HL5905), why a patient's marital status, where known, is requested on...

      Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of providers of publicly funded (1) home care, and (2) residential and nursing home care services, who have...

      Primodos

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 26 October 2010 (HL2589, HL2591, HL2592, and HL2593) concerning the drug Primodos, and to the remarks by the...

      Medical Equipment: EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to transpose the forthcoming EU Medical Devices Regulation into UK law following the UK's exit from the EU; and how they intend to...

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