Written answers

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to discuss with the Department for Communities and Local Government the co-ordination of (a) the drafting of the General...

    • Aviation: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will reclassify general aviation airfields as a national infrastructure issue for which any changes require approval above local authority level.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department plans to publish its data on the distance an electric vehicle on full charge will travel when travelling at low speeds.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department plans to publish its data on the level of NOx emissions and other pollutants produced by the generation of electricity to charge...

      Department for Transport: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff are seconded to his Department; and how many such staff are seconded from which companies and organisations.

      Department for Transport: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2017 to Question 65407, on procurement, what estimate he has made of the total budget for procurement management...

      Roads: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to invest in new road infrastructure in Yorkshire and the Humber.

      Department for Transport: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to paragraphs 1.296 and 1.297 of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, what progress his Department has made by estimated...

      Department for Transport: Management Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answers of 28 February and 7 March 2017 to Questions 64403 and 65695, how much of the procurement spending was for the services of...

      Department for Transport: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of staff employed by his Department are employed on a contract which is (a) full-time permanent, (b) part-time permanent,...

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress he has made on negotiating the continued participation of the UK in the European open skies arrangements with the EU and third countries...

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what international rules will govern cross-border general aviation traffic after the UK leaves the EU.

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency: Beverley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons the Maritime and Coastguard Agency decided to save the Beverley Marine Office from closure; and if he will make a statement.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Chilterns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the reports and investigations that have taken place on the Chilterns Aquifer to establish the level of risk posed to the aquifer by...

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency: Port of Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the annual saving to the public purse of closing the Maritime and Coastguard Agency's Tyne Marine Office.

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the implications of the 2050 Pathways...

      Road Traffic Offences: Cycleways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to commence the provisions of the Road Traffic Act 2004 on the penalties for vehicles encroaching on cycle lanes; and if...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential effect of a combination of more restrictive immigration controls...

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what policies to encourage the provision of apprenticeships by organisations in receipt of Homes and Communities Agency funding...

      Communities and Local Government: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department has spent on (a) hotels, (b) hospitality, (c) food and drink and (d) transport in each of the last five...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department received in business rates for each local authority area in 2015-16; and what estimate his Department...

      Tenancy Deposit Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) deposits were received and (b) disputes were logged by each tenancy deposit scheme in each of the last five years.

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people were living in the private rented sector (a) in absolute terms and (b) as a proportion of the population in (i)...

      Children: Dental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department is planning or undertaking any work to co-ordinate local authority programmes for improving children's...

      Homes and Communities Agency: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, who makes appointments to the Board of the Homes and Communities Agency; which other organisations or individuals provide...

      Tenancy Deposit Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has carried out a review of (a) misuses of tenancy deposit schemes by landlords in order to delay or...

      Letting Agents: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will host additional workshops in the North East on letting agents' fees.

      Housing: Derelict Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to paragraph 111 of the National Planning Policy Framework published by his Department in March 2012, what his...

      Local Government Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of shared services between local authorities and other parts of the public sector; and...

      Parking: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will discuss with the Department of Transport, the DVLA and the trades associations for private car parking companies...

      Homes and Communities Agency: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many applications the board of the Home and Communities Agency received during its last intake.

      Right to Buy Scheme: Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to page 78 of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation report, entitled UK Poverty: Causes and Solutions, if he will make...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the Community Housing Fund will continue to be distributed through local authorities from 2017-18.

      Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much government funding has been provided to the hate crime programme in each year from 2014 to 2017.

      True Vision Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding has been provided to the True Vision programme in each year from 2014 to 2017.

      True Vision Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, for what reason responsibility for the True Vision programme was moved from the Ministry of Justice to his Department.

      Communities and Local Government: Management Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 7 March 2017 to Question 65679, on procurement, how much of the procurement spending in each of those...

      Veterans: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will estimate how many former service men and women were homeless in each of the last five years.

      Domestic Abuse: Refuges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an estimate of the cost of providing refuges to adequately meet the needs of domestic and sexual violence survivors.

      Housing: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the contribution of London's zero carbon standards for all new homes to the UK's commitment to...

      Non-domestic Rates: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to paragraph 3.16 of the Spring Budget 2017, how much of the £300 million discretionary relief fund to...

      Letting Agents: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that banning upfront fees will not change private sector rent levels.

      Letting Agents: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to introduce a requirement for all letting agents to register with a regulatory body.

      Landlords: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Landlord Licensing Scheme introduced by the London Borough of Newham on...

      Forests: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to further strengthen protection for ancient woodland; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Research: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support investment in science research at universities within West Yorkshire.

    • Business: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to encourage companies to purchase from UK companies which have developed products...

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the oral contribution of 27 March 2017, Official Report, column 25, on Magnex: early contract terminations,...

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the oral contribution of 27 March 2017, Official Report, columns 25 to 27, on Magnex: early contract...

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the reason was for the time taken to make the decision to withdraw the appeal of Energysolutions EU Ltd v Nuclear...

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reasons the employment contract of the previous Chair and Chief Executive of the Nuclear Decommissioning...

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on what grounds the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority decided to appeal the decision Energysolutions EU Ltd v Nuclear...

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on what grounds the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority decided to withdraw its appeal of Energysolutions EU Ltd v...

      Horizon 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has made to his EU counterparts on the UK continuing to participate in the Horizon research...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to paragraphs 1.296 and 1.297 of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, what progress his...

      Directors: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the recommendations of the Parker Review on increasing the ethnic...

      Nuclear Power: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps are being taken to build expertise in engineering and scientific capabilities for the nuclear industry.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with energy providers and companies on steps to control increases in the price...

      Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what account he has made of the potential merits of including sustainability as one of the pillars of his industrial...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policy of meeting the Fifth Carbon Budget of the...

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the conclusions of the 2050 Pathways...

      Energy: Morecambe and Lunesdale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many jobs there are in the energy sector in Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency.

      Director of Labour Market Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2017 to Question 69883, what operating budget has been set for the Office of the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Sayed Alwadaei

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to his Bahraini counterpart on the harassment of family members of Sayed Al Wadaei.

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Management Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 7 March 2017 to Question 65685, how much of the procurement spending was for the services of...

      Abduljalil Abdulla al-Singace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has (a) made and (b) received on the medical treatment available to the Bahraini prisoner,...

      Bahrain: Political Parties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has made representations to the Government of Bahrain on the alleged dissolution of the secular...

      Bahrain: National Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has provided any training or guidance to the National Security Agency in Bahrain since 2010.

      China: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK nationals are held in detention in China; and if he will make a statement.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many and what proportion of staff employed by his Department are employed on a contract which is (a) full-time permanent,...

      Syria: Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential implications for his policies on the level of international sanctions imposed on...

      Syria: Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his US and European counterparts on policy options in response to the chemical weapon attack...

      Syria: Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government plans to take to support the prevention of future chemical weapon attacks by the Assad regime in Syria.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 January 2017 to Question 58534 and the Answer of 27 February 2017 to Question 64186, on unmanned...

      Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many times he has discussed anti-Semitism with his international counterparts in the last calendar year.

      Saif al-Islam Gaddafi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports his Department has received on whether Saif Gaddafi remains in custody in Libya; and if he will make a statement.

      Hungary: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in Hungary on rules in that country banning institutions outside the EU from...

      Sri Lanka: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Sri Lanka; and what progress the Sri Lankan Government has...

      Palestinians: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Palestinian Authority on its decision to increase payments to those...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 March 2017 to Question 67949, on procurement, what estimate he has made of the total budget for...

      British Council: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many applications the board of the British Council received during its last intake.

      Saif al-Islam Gaddafi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether international arrest warrants exist for Saif Gaddafi for (a) war crimes, (b) crimes against humanity, (c) money...

      Syria: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on whether conditions should be attached to any future EU agreement to financially support the...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to paragraphs 1.296 and 1.297 of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, what progress his Department has...

      Cameroon: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports his Department has received on the Government of Cameroon allegedly blocking access to the internet in the south...

      Cameroon: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Government of (a) Cameroon and (b) France on alleged human rights abuses in...

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has assessed the content of Diego Garcia flight records that were granted by EuroControl in June 2014 to...

      Cameroon: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Government of Cameroon on reports of human rights abuses in the southern...

      British Council: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of the British Council board are (a) women, (b) from black or minority ethnic backgrounds, (c) disabled or (d)...

      British Council: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, who makes appointments to the Board of the British Council; which other organisations or individuals provide advice on those...

      Raif Badawi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Saudi Arabian Government on the case of Raif Badawi; and if he will make a statement.

      Cameroon: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to encourage the Government of Cameroon to restore peace and democracy to the Anglophone...

      Israel: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on the deportation of human rights activists from Israel.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff are seconded to his Department; and how many such staff are seconded from which companies and organisations.

      Palestinians: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Palestinian Authority on Article 99 of Penal Law No.16 of 1960.

      Aviation: Diego Garcia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the reasons were for his Department's decision to withhold Diego Garcia flight records that were granted by EuroControl in...

      Aviation: Diego Garcia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Diego Garcia flight records that were granted by EuroControl in June 2014, and withheld by his Department, have...

      Chechnya: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he is making to the Government of Chechnya on the treatment of LGBT people in that region.

      Chechnya: Homosexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Chechen authorities and the Russian Government on the arrest, imprisonment and abuse of...

      Nigeria: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports his Department has received on alleged human rights abuses committed against supporters of Biafran independence in...

      Issa Amro and Omar Barghouti

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has made representations to the Israeli Government on the (a) charges brought against Issa Amro by the...

      China: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Chinese counterpart on China's (a) use of the death penalty and (b) refusal to...

      China: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of executions in China in 2016.

      Kashmir: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the recent killings by Indian forces in Jammu and Kashmir; and what representations...

      South Korea: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Government of South Korea on the external security of that country.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many staff are seconded to his Department; and how many such staff are seconded from which companies and organisations.

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to paragraphs 1.296 and 1.297 of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, what progress his Department has made...

      Business: Bristol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with businesses in Bristol on (a) ending freedom of movement, (b) withdrawing from the EU single market...

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Attorney General, how many and what proportion of staff employed by the Law Officers' Departments are employed on a contract which is (a) full-time permanent, (b) part-time permanent,...

    • Attorney General: Procurement

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2017 to Question 66990, on procurement, what estimate he has made of the amount spent on managing procurement in each year since 2010.

      Attorney General: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Attorney General, how many staff in the Law Officers' Departments respond to Freedom of Information requests.

  • Wales Office

    • MOD St Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what (a) discussions and (b) other communications his Department has had with (i) the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and (ii) the Welsh Assembly Government on...

    • MOD St Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, on what dates officials or ministers from his Department (a) visited since 2015 and (b) plans to visit in 2017 the 4 School of Technical Training at MOD...

  • Department for Education

    • Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her policy is on promoting a cross-curriculum approach to teaching; and if she will make a statement.

    • Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the average cost of educating a pupil in schools with (a) up to 100, (b) 101 to 500, (c) 501 to 1,000 and (d) more than...

      Department for Education: Management Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of her Department's spending on procurement management in each year since 2010.

      Department for Education: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of staff employed by her Department are employed on a contract which is (a) full-time permanent, (b) part-time permanent,...

      Department for Education: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to paragraphs 1.296 and 1.297 of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, what progress her Department has made by estimated...

      Department for Education: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many staff are seconded to her Department; and how many such staff are seconded from which companies and organisations.

      Children in Care: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Children's Commissioners for England, Wales and Scotland were consulted ahead of placing looked after children from England and Wales in...

      Free School Meals: Halifax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of primary school pupils are in receipt of free school meals in Halifax constituency.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what category she plans that the proposed prison in (a) Port Talbot, (b) Yorkshire, (c) Rochester and (d) Hindley will be; and if she will make a statement.

    • Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many meetings she has had with which organisations to discuss issues related to anti-Semitism since 2015.

      Ministry of Justice: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to paragraphs 1.296 and 1.297 of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, what progress her Department has made by estimated...

      Infanticide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many mothers charged with murder have used infanticide as a defence; and how many such mothers were successful in that defence in each year since...

      Community Rehabilitation Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment she has made of the financial and service viability of community rehabilitation companies.

      Cars: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many insurance companies market car insurance products in the UK; and which of those insurance companies have declared that they will hand back...

      Pregnancy: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate she has made of the number of maternity and pregnancy discrimination-related claims in the last five years.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department is enrolled on any trusted flagger programmes with social media companies.

    • 21st Century Fox: Sky

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an assessment of the potential effect of Rupert Murdoch's bid for Sky TV on media plurality.

      Cycling: Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding has been made available from the public purse to support the development of small and community BMX clubs in the UK...

      Local Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will establish an inquiry into the sustainability of local and regional news provision.

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the cost of problem gambling to the Government.

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of player protection measures for fixed odds betting terminals.

      Sports: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much lottery funding has been allocated to the Deaflympics in each of the last three years.

      Eureka! Museum for Children: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the National Children's Museum in Halifax provides free entry for the public.

      Jainism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to invite representatives of the Jain community to attend memorial events to mark Remembrance Day; and if she will...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Veterans: Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many former service men and women were in receipt of jobseeker’s allowance in each of the last five years.

    • Social Security Benefits: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have received benefit sanctions on in York in each of the last five years.

      Universal Credit: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on allowing prisoners near the end of their sentence to apply for universal credit in advance of their release.

      Jobcentres: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the average (a) distance travelled by claimants to attend jobcentre and Jobcentre Plus appointments...

      Unemployed People: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2017 to Question 67873, on unemployed people: mental health, how many referrals jobcentres have made for...

      Social Security Benefits: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 17 November 2016 to Question 52840, on social security benefits: suicide, how many internal reviews his Department...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2016 to Question 53958, on Department for Work and Pensions: staff, when the learning product Supporting...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average reduction in an individual claimant's personal outgoings he expects to arise from social tariffs for which a claimant of...

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Government's policy on child poverty.

      Low Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to improve the life chances of families in low-paid work.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff are seconded to his Department; and how many such staff are seconded from which companies and organisations.

    • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 21 March 2017 to Question 68699, what the location is of the F35 joint programming laboratory the UK shares with Australia;...

      Warships: Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for each Royal Navy ship and submarine on order, what is the planned launch date; what progress has been made on the sea trials and commissioning; what...

      Warships: Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what contracts have been placed by the armed services for ship building in the last 12 months; and what such contracts are proposed to be placed in 2018-19.

      Navy: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Captains and (b) Commanders were employed by the Royal Navy in each of the last five years.

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the projected Initial Operating Capability date is for the Brimstone 2 missile on the Typhoon aircraft.

      Tornado Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how long it took to achieve Initial Operating Capability for the Brimstone 2 missile on the Tornado aircraft.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will provide details of the contract for Phase II of the rotary wing unmanned air system, capability concept demonstrator, awarded to Leonardo...

      Military Exercises: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) assets and (b) personnel from his Department took part in Royal Australian Navy exercise Ocean Explorer off the coast of Western Australia.

      Warships: Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what consultations have taken place with the relevant trade unions on the National Shipbuilding Strategy in the last 12 months.

      Navy: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) operational and (b) other targets and objectives the Royal Navy met during the last 12 months; what major deployments and exercises are planned...

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 1.12 of the National Audit Office report, Delivering Carrier Strike, published on 16 March 2017, what contingencies his...

      Veterans: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total amount of Government funding was to charities which support veterans in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to reduce the number of amphibious landing crafts used by the Royal Marines.

      Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 51, paragraph 4.49 of the 46th Report of the Armed Forces' Pay Review Body, published on 28 March 2017, on what basis his...

      Warships: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent progress has been made on the procurement of fleet support ships; and if he will make a statement.

      NATO: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of the Government's reported defence expenditure to NATO was categorised as (a) war pensions, (b) contributions to UN peacekeeping...

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the key performance indicators are for the contract awarded to Capita for recruitment to the Army.

      Royal Regiment of Scotland: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people recruited to the Royal Regiment of Scotland in the last year applied through (a) the Army Careers Service and (b) other channels.

      Iraq Historic Allegations Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the current status is of any Iraqi Historic Allegations Team investigations into the deaths of (a) Baha Mousa in British Army custody in September...

  • Home Office

    • Emergency Services: Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many emergency services masts are planned for construction in Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk constituency; and what steps she is...

    • Entry Clearances: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that the family visitor visa application process is clear and comprehensible to people using that process.

      Visas: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of Tier 4 visa applications was processed within 15 working days in the last 12 months.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of applicants for the 30-day entry visas to the UK specified a future date for travel on their application form.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Written Statement of 15 December 2016 on the Police Grant Report (England and Wales) 2017-18, HCWS360, which Police...

      Fire Service College

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the role of the Fire Service College in (a) providing essential and unique training services to...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) boys and (b) girls are currently flagged by police as at risk of child sexual exploitation in the UK.

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average cost to her Department was of administering applications for (a) naturalisation (b) registration to become a British...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to provide funding to police collision investigation units.

      Immigration Enforcement Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans for the Immigration Enforcement Business Plan for 2016-17 to be published.

      Asma al-Assad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has made an assessment of whether recent statements and implications by Asma al-Assad, wife of the Syrian President,...

      Community Policing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will work with (a) HM Inspectorate of Constabulary, (b) the College of Policing, (c) the National Police Chiefs Council and (d) the...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will work with (a) HM Inspectorate of Constabulary, (b) the College of Policing, (c) the National Police Chiefs Council and (d) the...

      EU Nationals: Health Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many citizens from other EU countries with the right to reside in the UK before 29 March 2017 do not have private medical insurance.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 4 April 2017 to Question 69588, on police, which recommendations contained in the Reshaping Policing for the...

      Refugees: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have offered a home to refugee (a) children and (b) families in the last 12 months; and how many of those offers have been...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to enable non-EEA applicants to be issued with a certificate of application.

      Airguns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of introducing a compulsory trigger lock on air rifles; and if she will make a statement.

      West Midlands Police: Accenture

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of West Midlands Police Force's Innovation and Integration partnership with Accenture on (a)...

      Police Stations: Harrow

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had on the closure of Harrow Police Station; and if she will make a statement.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reported crimes have led to no further action being taken by police in each year since 2010.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) police officers and (b) policing staff were employed in each force in England and Wales in each year since 2010.

      Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many arrests have been made in each year since 2010; and how many have led to (a) prosecution and (b) conviction in each of those years.

  • Department for International Development

    • Palestinians: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding between the Palestinian Authority and her Department, whether her Department has had...

    • Hannah Bladon

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that no funding from the public purse is used by the Palestinian Authority to support or assist any...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff are seconded to her Department; and how many such staff and from which companies and organisations those...

    • Environment Agency: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, who makes appointments to the Board of the Environment Agency; which other organisations or individuals provide advice on...

      Food: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to increase exports of British food and drink products.

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her Department is doing to improve the supply of UK-produced gluten-free food to consumers.

      Food: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has made an assessment of the gluten-free food prices compared to overall food prices in each of the...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to paragraphs 1.296 and 1.297 of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, what progress her Department...

      Fisheries: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what EU fisheries legislation her Department plans to (a) replace and (b) preserve before the UK leaves the EU in order to...

      European Fisheries Fund: Membership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government plans to continue its membership of the European Fisheries Fund until it expires automatically in 2020.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2017 to Question 64997, on procurement, what estimate she has made of the total budget...

      Slaughterhouses: Cattle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department collates information on the number of pregnant cows slaughtered annually.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what proportion of staff employed by her Department are employed on a contract which is (a) full-time...

      Animal Welfare: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister of State of 30 March 2017, Official Report, column 480-2, on animal...

      Animal Welfare: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the average sentence served has been by people convicted of animal cruelty in each of the last five years.

      Packaging: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the total cost of fees paid by obligated organisations to PRN compliance schemes was in each of the last five years;...

      Packaging: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research her Department has (a) undertaken and (b) commissioned into packaging recovery note (PRN) market; what...

      LEADER Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on future funding of the LEADER programme.

      Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the merits of the National Farmer Union's application for the use of neonicotinoids.

      Packaging: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the level of competition between compliance schemes for the Producer Responsibility...

  • HM Treasury

    • Treasury: Conditions of Employment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of staff employed by his Department are employed on a contract which is (a) full-time permanent, (b) part-time permanent, (c)...

    • Office for Budget Responsibility: Public Appointments

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many applications the board of the Office for Budget Responsibility received during its last intake.

      Treasury: Land

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraphs 1.296 and 1.297 of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, what progress his Department has made by estimated capacity...

      Banks

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to establish a United Kingdom Investment Bank.

      Treasury: Secondment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff are seconded to his Department; and how many such staff are seconded from which companies and organisations.

      Disability: Motor Vehicles

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people by health condition were in receipt of a tax exemption or reduction for a disability vehicle in each of the last three years.

      Tax Allowances: Schools

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much tax and business rates private and public schools saved as a result of their charitable status in each of the last five years.

      Enterprise Investment Scheme: Energy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to review the effect of the Enterprise Investment Scheme on energy businesses; and if he will make a statement.

      North Sea Oil

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of a Norwegian-style oil exploration tax rebate system for encouraging further oil exploration in the...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason the rateable value of pubs and restaurants is assessed on the basis of turnover whereas that of other businesses is assessed on profit.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Newspaper Press: Advertising

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what information his Department holds on the budget the Government has for advertising in newspapers for each government department in the 2017-18...

    • Government Departments: Evening Standard

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much the Government spent on advertising in the Evening Standard newspaper in the last financial year for which information is available.

      Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to his Department's publication, Electoral Integrity Pilots: Prospectus, published in March 2017, how local support will be defined for...

      Cabinet Office: Secondment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff are seconded to his Department; and how many such staff and from which companies and organisations those staff are seconded.

      Elections: Training

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the announcement of the then Minister for Constitutional Reform on 22 October 2015, the launch of an online academy to promote best...

      Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the Civil Service has the (a) project planning, (b) benefits realisation and (c) contract management...

      House of Lords Appointments Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many applications the board of the House of Lords Appointment Commission received during its last intake.

      Zero Hours Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people are employed on zero-hours contracts in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK.

      Zero Hours Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people aged between 16 and 24-years old are employed on zero-hours contracts in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North...

      Cabinet Office: Social Media

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department is enrolled on any trusted flagger programmes with social media companies.

      Carbon Monoxide: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people have died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning in Wolverhampton in each of the last 10 years.

      Cabinet Office: Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) staff of his Department and (b) consultants have been employed in cyber security roles in each of the last five years.

      Equal Pay: Public Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of trends in the gender pay gap in the public sector in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland in each...

      Investment: Morecambe and Lunesdale

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much Government investment has been made in Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency since 2015.

      Heart Diseases: Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many deaths from cardiovascular disease there were in (a) England and (b) each parliamentary constituency in the last 10 years.

      Jainism

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had on including Jainism as a religious category in the UK census; and if he will make a statement.

      Crime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of unreported crimes in England and Wales in 2016.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, for what reason his Department has not published spend greater than £25,000 since July 2016; and when that information will be published.

    • Department for International Trade: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to paragraphs 1.296 and 1.297 of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, what progress his Department has made by...

      Department for International Trade: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate he has made of his Department's spending on procurement management since its formation.

      Department for International Trade: Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with which civil society organisations officials of his Department have met to discuss environmental protection and trade since July 2016.

      Department for International Trade: Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with which civil society organisations officials of his Department have met to discuss fair trade since July 2016.

      Arms Trade: Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which Government department has the lead responsibility for assessing each of the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria.

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how the requirement for a cultural fit for prospective contractors will be linked to the subject matter of the contract.

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, on what basis the requirement for a cultural fit for prospective contractors will be judged.

      Imports: Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what restrictions exist on the import to the UK of goods from Zimbabwe.

      Overseas Trade: Qatar

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department is taking to improve bilateral trade with Qatar.

      Overseas Trade: Gulf States

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions his Department has had with the Governments of Bahrain and Kuwait on future investment and trade deals; and what assessment...

      Department for International Trade: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate his Department has made of the number of trade negotiators that will be required to conduct parallel negotiations with the EU,...

      Department for International Trade: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many staff in his Department respond to Freedom of Information requests.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Security

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many security passes giving access to the House of Commons Commission's premises have...

    • House of Commons: Procurement

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2017 to Question 65000, on procurement, what...

  • Department of Health

    • Aortic Dissection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of aortic dissection there were in England in each of the last 10 years.

    • Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to support Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust staff to help them manage the multiple changes in the decision-making...

      Junior Doctors: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment was made prior to the implementation of the junior doctors' contract in 2016 of the additional financial and administrative cost...

      NHS: Managers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the role of NHS Improvement is in identifying jobs for those NHS executives without a current substantive role.

      Junior Doctors: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment was undertaken before the implementation of the new contract of the work-life balance of junior doctors.

      Community Health Services: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust's announcement of 30 March 2017 on the new arrangement to manage community services in Liverpool,...

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children were seen by an NHS dentist in (a) Batley and Spen constituency, (b) Kirklees, (c) West Yorkshire and (d) England in each of the last...

      Junior Doctors: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish (a) the metrics by which the success of the 2016 junior doctors' contract will be measured in the 2018 review and (b) which...

      Junior Doctors: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the health service of the reduced capacity of junior doctors to undertake additional shifts or...

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of trends in the real terms pay of people working in the NHS since the introduction of pay restraint in 2011.

      NHS: Job Satisfaction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of morale in the NHS workforce; and if he will make a statement.

      Department of Health: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraphs 1.296 and 1.297 of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, what progress his Department has made by estimated...

      NHS England: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many applications the board of NHS England - NHS Trusts received during its last intake.

      Department of Health: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 7 March 2017 to Question 66400, on procurement, what estimate he has made of the amount spent on procurement management in each...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when NHS England plans to publish the results of the consultation on the National Patient Reported Outcome Measures programme which closed in March 2016.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects the recently established cancer delivery plans to be published.

      Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy that clinical commissioning groups must undertake a public consultation when decommissioning health and support services.

      Bowel Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to reduce the screening age for bowel cancer to 50; and what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of reducing...

      Clinical Commissioning Groups: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total level of the contingency fund held back from clinical commissioning groups was in 2016-17 that was used to offset financial deficits in...

      Department of Health: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of staff employed by his Department are employed on a contract which is (a) full-time permanent, (b) part-time permanent,...

      Health Professions: Cleveland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) full and (b) part-time general practice clinical staff (i) left and (ii) began employment in (A) Stockton North constituency and (B)...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many students were enrolled to study nursing at university in each of the last five years; and what estimate he has made of the number of students...

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 27 of the NHS Pay Review Body: 30th Report, Cm9440, what assessment he has made of the (a) implications for his policies and...

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the NHS Pay Review Body: 30th Report, Cm9440, what plans he has to allow greater flexibility in the NHS pay policy.

      Dental Services: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many applications to the National Dental Performers List are awaiting processing.

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 15 March 2017 to Question 66939, on dental services: children, for what reason his Department does not hold any data for...

      General Practitioners: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how NHS England makes a judgement on the financial sustainability of a GP practice when considering whether to close it.

      Veterans: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of treatment and care for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health problems.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the number of people who (a) have been smokers in each of the last five years and (b) quit smoking in the last...

      Meningitis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to (a) increase the take-up of the meningitis vaccine and (b) otherwise prevent meningitis.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of accident and emergency patients were treated within four hours in (a) Calderdale Royal Hospital, (b) Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS...

      Ambulance Services: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many Yorkshire Ambulance Service paramedic call-outs were delayed in each of the last five years due to the required police assistance not being...

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of lifting the NHS pay cap and allowing the NHS Pay Review Body to set pay increases.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 16 November 2015 to Question 16520, how much of the £1.4 billion available over the course of this Parliament to...

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the average cost to the NHS of a (a) hip replacement, (b) knee replacement, (c) cataract operation and (d) hernia operation...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the average cost to the NHS of employing one (a) nurse, (b) midwife, (c) doctor and (d) GP in 2016-17.

      NHS Trusts: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total expenditure of NHS trusts on agency and contract staff was in each year since 2009-10; and how much NHS trusts plan to spend on such staff...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) children were admitted to adult inpatient mental health wards and (b) children and young people were diagnosed with a mental health problem...

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the rate of admissions to hospital with a (a) primary and (b) secondary diagnosis of coronary heart disease has been per 100,000 population in each...

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many finished discharge episodes with a (a) primary and (b) secondary diagnosis of coronary heart disease there were in each of the last 10 years in...

      Familial Hypercholesterolaemia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were diagnosed with familial hypercholesterolemia in (a) England and (b) each local commissioning organisation in 2016.17.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equality Advisory and Support Service

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what data the Equality and Advisory Support Service holds on the (a) number, (b) frequency and (c) nature of the calls that that service receives.

    • Government Equalities Office: Secondment

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many staff are seconded to the Government Equalities Office; and how many such staff are seconded from which companies and organisations.

      Equal Pay: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the gender pay gap for (a) Calderdale and (b) West Yorkshire was in each year since 2005.

      Plain English

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Answer of 7 March 2017 to Question 66217, on plain English, how the Government ensures that both public and private sector service...

      Government Equalities Office: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many and what proportion of staff employed by her Department are employed on a contract which is (a) full-time permanent, (b) part-time...

      Castes: Discrimination

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she has consulted employers and entrepreneurs on the potential effect of caste legislation; and if she will make a statement.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Homelessness: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment have they made of the affect on homeless families from London of being housed significant distances outside the capital away from their...

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to protect purchasers of newly built homes from defects resulting from faulty building by developers.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to appoint an ombudsman to address the standard of newly built homes.

      Garden Communities

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria they used to select the 14 new garden villages which will receive government support, from the 51 expressions of interest received; and on what...

  • Department for Education

    • Universities: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government to what figures they have access on the representation of UK-domiciled black and Asian ethnic minorities in comparison to UK population averages amongst (1)...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 20 March (HL Deb, col 10), in what ways they provide practical support to rebel fighters in Syria.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

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