Written answers

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Freedom of Information

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

    • Railways: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2017 to Question HL4534, on railways: disabilities, how many and what proportion of train operating companies...

      Northern Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many trains on the northern rail franchise operate driver-controlled operation.

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency: Port of Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will restore the counter service in the Tyne marine office.

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of marine surveyors who will be directly employed by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency in each year from...

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost of implementing the new remote IT system for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has been.

      FairFuelUK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to meet FairFuelUK.

      Railways: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 April 2017 to Question 69245, what the timetables are for works on the electrification of the line between Manchester...

      Northern Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that an agreement is reached relating to the guard guarantee on Northern Rail services.

      Railways: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 30 March 2017 to Question 69312, when the next Enhancement Delivery Plan quarterly update will be published.

      Railways: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 30 March 2017 to Question 69312, on what dates Ministers of his Department have met representatives from Network Rail to...

      Manchester Piccadilly Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 April 2017 to Question 69245, if he will list those experts consulted in assessing the future capacity needs of Manchester...

      High Speed Two

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the last tailored or triennial review of HS2 Ltd was; and when the next such review is due.

      Department for Transport: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which Ministers and officials from his Department (a) supported and (b) attended the three-day trade mission to China in March 2017; and what the cost...

      Railways: East Grinstead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what investment and improvements he plans to make to the London to East Grinstead line; and if he will make a statement.

      London-Brighton Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what investment and improvements he is planning on the London to Brighton line; and if he will make a statement.

      Shipping: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what survey and inspection work has been carried out for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency by each authorised recognised organisation from January...

      Merchant Shipping: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many merchant navy (a) ratings and (b) officer cadets have been trained in each year since 2000-01.

      Shipping: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what regulatory oversight the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has of recognised organisations authorised to conduct vessel inspection and survey work...

      Southern

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the next review point of Southern's contract is which would enable the contract to be cancelled without penalty.

      Govia Thameslink Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the next review point of Thameslink's contract is which would enable the contract to be cancelled without penalty.

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2017 to Question 58094, when he plans to publish the (a) review of the Support for Maritime Training scheme and...

      Govia Thameslink Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost to the public purse would be of the Government cancelling Thameslink's contract immediately.

      Southern

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost to the public purse would be of the Government cancelling Southern's contract immediately.

      Lakes Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans for electrification of the Lakes Line from Oxenholme Lake District to Windermere to be completed.

      A19: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 20 April 2017 to Question 70174, on A19: accidents, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of accidents on the A19...

      A19: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answers of 20 April 2017 to Questions 70176 and 70174, on A19: accidents, what steps he is taking to increase patrols and speeding...

      A19: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 20 April 2017 to Questions 70174, on A19: accidents, what assessment he has made of the causes of the increase in the number...

      Cycling: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve the safety of cyclists on roads.

      Taxis: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to make taxis more accessible for disabled people.

      Taxis: Assistance Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to prevent taxi drivers from discriminating against disability assistance dogs.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made in introducing Pothole Spotter systems.

  • Home Office

    • Sikhs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which UK Sikh organisations she consulted in the development of her Department's publication, Action Against Hate: The UK Government's plan...

    • Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what comparative assessment she has made of the number of refugee children coming to the UK under (a) Dubs and (b) the Dublin agreement; and...

      Confiscation Orders: Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the value is of assets confiscated by the Government belonging to politically exposed persons from Nigeria since 2015.

      Emergency Services: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Gloucestershire County Council review of police and fire governance arrangements that concluded that a merger of the...

      Emergency Services: Communication

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of clear communications between police forces and ambulance services.

      Assets: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the National Crime Agency (NCA) is taking to investigate the findings made by the US authorities in the case of US V Prevezon et...

      Distributive Trade: Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the effect on the prevalence of modern slavery of the use of third party agencies to supply temporary...

      Police: Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the total paid by each police force in England and Wales to recruitment agencies in each year since 2010.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the police's capability to tackle (a) fraud, (b) online abuse and (c) hate crime.

      Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2017 to Question 69878, whether the terms and outcome of the performance appraisal for the Independent...

      Breathalysers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the reasons are for the time taken for Home Office Type Approval for mobile evidential breath testing equipment.

      South Wales Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether additional resources are being made available to South Wales Police to assist with the costs of policing the Men's and Women's UEFA...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether procedures have changed as a result of recent successful prosecutions for unlawful immigration detention.

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many full-time equivalent staff there have been in (a) Immigration Enforcement, (b) UK Visa and Immigration and (c) Border Force in each...

      Refugees: Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many community groups have signed up to the Community Sponsorship scheme since it was launched.

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign offenders have been deported twice or more in each year since 2010.

      Fire Service College

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support she is giving to the Fire Service College to encourage more UK fire and rescue officers to undertake training offered by that body.

  • HM Treasury

    • Minimum Wage: Care Homes

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which social care providers have been identified by HM Revenue and Customs as non-compliant with national minimum wage legislation; how much is owed in...

    • Taxation: Electronic Government

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2016 to Question 53970, when HM Revenue and Customs plans to publish the post-implementation review of Real Time...

      Sovereign Wealth Funds

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how he plans to maximise the effect of investment of sovereign wealth funds in the UK in each of the next five years.

      Sovereign Wealth Funds

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how he plans to maximise investment in the UK by sovereign wealth funds in each of the next five years.

      Sovereign Wealth Funds

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government has a strategy for (a) current and (b) future collaboration with sovereign wealth funds; and if he will publish that strategy.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) music venues, (b) nightclubs and discoteques and (c) public halls in England have a rateable value of less than £100,000.

      Sovereign Wealth Funds

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what additional financial and legal protections are in place for UK firms and agencies which (a) collaborate with and (b) take investment from sovereign...

      European Banking Authority: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the Scottish financial industry and wider economy of the European Banking Agency headquarters...

      Diageo: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of Diageo's plans for 100 job losses on the Scottish economy.

      European Union Solidarity Fund: Gordon

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what funding he expects will be received from the application made to the EU Solidarity Fund to assist people in Gordon constituency who were flooded by...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Research: West Midlands

      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 in the West Midlands.

    • Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much government research funding was provided to each higher education institution in each of the last three years;...

      Pay: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 20 April 2017 to Question 70317, what the total number of complaints of failure to pay wages...

      Music: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the music industry on transparency and fair remuneration of...

      Science: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the science and technology sectors in...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff in his Department respond to Freedom of Information requests.

    • Embassies: Cider

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK embassies serve cider at functions.

      Dogs: Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with (a) his global counterparts and (b) animal rights groups on cruelty in the global dog...

      Chechnya: Homosexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations Ministers of his Department have made to the Russian Government on reports of arrests of gay men in Chechnya.

      Chechnya: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Russian Government on the persecution of the LGBT community in Chechnya.

      Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK-based consular staff at Executive Officer grade are currently serving overseas in frontline consular work.

      Chechnya: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with EU counterparts on reports of persecution of LGBTQ people in Chechnya.

      Chechnya: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Russian counterpart on reports of persecution of LGBTQ people in Chechnya.

      Chechnya: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the UN on reports of persecution of LGBTQ people in Chechnya.

      Diplomatic Service: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what training consular staff receive before they start work; how long such training courses last; and what proportion of...

      British Nationals Abroad: Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what changes in procedures have been implemented in handling the cases of missing persons overseas and in training staff in how...

      Diplomatic Service: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what training is given to staff working on frontline consular assistance issues in the Consular Directorate; and what the...

      Chemical Weapons Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many requests the Government has received for assistance under Article X of the Chemical Weapons Convention in each year...

      Iraq: Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the progress of the Iraqi authorities in (a) investigating reports of attacks using chemical...

      Diplomatic Service: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the murder and manslaughter teams in Consular Directorates are required to have particular qualifications to handle the...

      Syria: Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans the Government has to seek the agreement of the (a) OPCW Executive Council, (b) Conference of States Parties to the...

      Western Sahara: Politics and Government

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

      Islamic State: Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the former capacity of Daesh to produce chemical weapons at the University of Mosul; what...

      Syria: Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate the Government has made of the (a) size of the chemical weapons stockpile and (b) number of chemical weapons...

      UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on the potential renewal of the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara;...

      Syria: Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans for the OPCW Executive Council to convene in Special Session when the Fact finding Mission in Syria completes...

      Iraq: Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the progress of the Iraqi Government in implementing its plans for the destruction of...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Politics and Government

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

      Iraq: Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on the establishment of an independent international mechanism to investigate attacks using...

      Chechnya: Homosexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking in response to reports of the imprisonment and abuse of homosexual men in Chechnya.

      British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British citizens are estimated to be living abroad, by country.

      Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many non-frontline UK-based Consular Regional Directors are based overseas; in which countries those directors are based;...

      Sri Lanka: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he is having with his counterpart in Sri Lanka on implementation of UN Human Rights Council resolutions...

      Iraq: Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received of attacks using chemical weapons in Iraq; what estimate he has made of the number of such...

      Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what voluntary financial contributions the Government made to the (a) Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons...

      Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on the current funding shortfall of the (a) Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical...

      Syria: Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons Fact Finding Mission in Syria is being provided with adequate...

      Syria: Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether adequate steps are being taken to protect the security of personnel from the (a) Organisation for the Prevention of...

      Syria: Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support the work of the (a) Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)...

      Syria: Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to his oral contribution of 18 April 2017, Official Report, column 551, when the Government decided that the...

      Counter Proliferation and Arms Control Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the responsibilities of the Counter Proliferation and Arms Control Centre; and what the relationship is between...

      Counter Proliferation and Arms Control Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many people currently work within the Counter Proliferation and Arms Control Centre on secondment from (a) other Government...

      Counter Proliferation and Arms Control Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the total operating budget of the Counter Proliferation and Arms Control Centre was in the most recent year for which...

      Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the potential designation by that country of Iran's Islamic...

      Arms Trade: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to Criterion Four of the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria, whether his Department's...

      Arms Trade: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to Criterion Three of the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria, whether his Department's...

      Muslim Brotherhood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential implications of designation by the United States of the Muslim Brotherhood as a...

      Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential implications of designation by the United States of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary...

      Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential implications of designation by the United States of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary...

      Muslim Brotherhood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in the United States on the potential designation by that country of...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Business: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the economy of business relocating their offices to EU member states following...

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether he or officials of his Department have held discussions with UK MEPs on regional priorities for the UK's negotiations on...

      Brexit: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether he or officials of his Department have met London MEPs to discuss priorities for London in negotiations on the UK leaving the EU.

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether his Department has carried out an equalities impact assessment of the potential effects of the UK leaving the EU; and if he...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will publish all official correspondence between his Department and the Scottish Government since 1 March 2017.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 31 March 2017 to Question 69479, what assessment her Department has made of the role that coal can play in...

    • India: Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 31 March 2017 to Question 69479, what assessment she has made of the cost per megawatt of power generating...

      India: Overseas Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 31 March 2017 to Question 69479, how much of CDC's contribution to the India Infrastructure Fund was...

      South Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in South Sudan.

      East Africa: Famine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to meet commitments made at the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016 on providing funding for...

      Disaster Relief

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Disaster and Emergencies Preparedness Programme funded by UK Aid; and when...

      Developing Countries: Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether any of her Department's funding for abortion services in developing countries has been allocated to countries where abortion...

      Ethiopia: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many Ethiopian local and national non-governmental organisations received humanitarian aid from her Department; and what...

      Kenya: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many Kenyan local and national non-governmental organisations received humanitarian aid from her Department; and what proportion...

  • Department for Education

    • Headteachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will place in the Library a copy of her response to the meeting request of 24 January 2017 from head teachers and their associations from...

    • Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the potential effect of expanding the number of selective schools on the performance of non-selective schools in...

      Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of the decision to end the Building Schools for the Future programme on the number of available school places.

      Schools: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions she has had with headteachers in (a) Batley and Spen constituency and (b) Kirklees on (i) school funding and (ii) the effect...

      Department for Education: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many staff in her Department respond to Freedom of Information requests.

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that staff and trade unions will be effectively consulted at each stage during the process of further education...

      Further Education: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether support staff of further education bodies, approved to become subsidiaries to high education institutions, will continue to have access to...

      Sandymoor School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 21 March 2017 to Question 68119, on Sandymoor School, if she will publish an update on the anomaly in the financial...

      Pupils: Bristol East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average per pupil funding in primary schools is in Bristol East constituency; and what estimate she has made of per pupil funding levels in...

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much was awarded to schools in each English region through the Condition Improvement Fund in each of the last three years.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to publish the summary of responses to the second stage of the Government's consultation on the National Funding Formula for schools.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2017 to Question HL6597, on children: day care, how much additional funding will be provided to local authorities...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of (a) nurseries and (b) nursery school places in (i) Brighton Pavilion constituency, (ii) Brighton and Hove...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: Secondment

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

    • Ministry of Justice: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, 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,...

      Ministry of Justice: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff in her Department respond to Freedom of Information requests.

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what funding her Department provided to victims charities in each of the last three years; and how many victims and their families each charity has...

      Offenders: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many female offenders received an immediate sentence of (a) fewer than six months and (b) six months or more, by offence group, in each police force...

      Vehicle Number Plates: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted of vehicle licence plate cloning-related crimes in each year since 2012.

      Insurance: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many successful prosecutions there have been for personal injury insurance fraud in the last 12 months.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many full-time equivalent third-party contractors and consultants his Department has employed since its establishment; and what the cost...

    • Department for International Trade: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many full-time equivalent trade negotiators his Department employed on 31 March 2017.

      Department for International Trade: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many (a) applications, (b) applicants, (c) interviews and (d) job offers there have been for trade negotiator positions in his...

      Department for International Trade: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many full-time equivalent third-party contractors and consultants his Department plans to employ in (a) 2017, (b) 2018 and (c) 2019; and...

      Education: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the Government's strategy is for increasing education exports by 2020.

      Department for International Trade: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many staff have been seconded into his Department from outside the Civil Service in the last six months.

      UK Trade with EU: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate he has made of the number of jobs in (a) Bristol and (b) the South West that depend on trade with the EU.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much she has spent on each advertising platform by the Go Superfast advertising campaign.

    • Broadband: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much her Department spent on the Go Superfast advertising campaign in (a) 2014 and (b) 2015.

      Broadband: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much the Government spent on advertising for its Go Superfast campaign by (a) the smallest available geographic area, (b) city and...

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) official and (b) official sensitive documents have been recorded as lost by her Department since 8 May 2015.

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Land

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

      Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, for what reasons no decision has yet been taken to commence the second part of the Leveson inquiry.

      Life

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the funding recently allocated from the Tampon Tax Fund to the Life charity will exclusively be spent on young homeless women...

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many staff in her Department respond to Freedom of Information requests.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 5 April 2017 to Question 69622, on voluntary work: young people, how much of NCSs expenditure occurred in...

      Life

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will publish the (a) Tampon Tax Fund application submitted by the charity, Life and (b) criteria for awarding grants from the...

      Taxation: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the stages are in the application process for the Tampon Tax Fund; and whether the Minister for Civil Society approves each grant...

      BBC: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the BBC gives equal weight to on-screen and off-screen diversity in fulfilling its...

      Television: Broadcasting Reception

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made in improving terrestrial television coverage in (a) Blaenau Gwent and (b) other areas of the UK to ensure...

      Life

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department made of the charity, Life's patient information literature before awarding it a grant from the Tampon...

      Life

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she received representations on concerns relating to the application made by the charity, Life for funding from the Tampon Tax Fund.

      Deaflympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with (a) UK Sport and (b) Sport England on the UK's representation at this year's Deaflympics.

      Sports: Hearing Impaired

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to support deaf people who participate in sport.

      Sport England: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much (a) total and (b) per capita funding is provided by Sport England in each (i) region and (ii) county.

      Sky: 21st Century Fox

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the effect of the General election 2017 and purdah period is on the 40-day deadline by which Ofcom is required to assess the bid...

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which capital investment projects have been funded by her Department in each of the last five years; and what the costs of each such...

      Sanitary Protection: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how the Tampon Tax Fund will address period poverty; and if she will make a statement.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Jobcentres: Porthcawl

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants attended Porthcawl Job Centre to claim (a) employment and support allowance and (b) universal credit in the latest period...

    • HIV Infection: Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the transition to personal independence payments does not have a disproportionate effect on...

      Housing Benefit: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of paying housing benefit directly to tenants on their ability to secure accommodation in the...

      Housing Benefit: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of number of tenants in receipt of housing benefit in the private rented sector (a) prior to housing benefit being...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the level of rent arrears in (a) public and (b) private sector accommodation since housing benefit has been paid...

      Employment: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to employers of (a) alcohol abuse, (b) obesity and (c) viral hepatitis in each of the last...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what current measurements his Department uses to determine (a) absolute and (b) relative poverty.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance his Department provides to family members submitting evidence to support a persons claim for personal independence payment; and...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many home visits there were by Jobcentre Plus outreach workers providing home-based advice and support for claimants of personal...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how long his Department holds medical evidence submitted to support a claim for disability living allowance; and whether that evidence may be...

      Homelessness: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of changes to housing benefit for 18 to 21-year olds on levels of youth homelessness.

      Musculoskeletal Disorders: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions the Joint Health and Work Unit has had with NHS England and NHS Digital on the Government's mandate to NHS England for its...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Gordon dated 2 March 2017 on behalf of a constituent.

      Access to Work Programme: Musculoskeletal Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the conclusion of 17 February 2017 of the Improving Lives disability employment consultation, what plans his Department has...

      Work and Health Innovation Fund: Musculoskeletal Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of the Health and Work Innovation Fund his Department plans to allocate to interventions for people with arthritis and...

      Social Security Benefits: Musculoskeletal Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people with musculoskeletal conditions making the transition between disability living...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff in her Department respond to Freedom of Information requests.

    • Livestock: Hormone Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research her Department has conducted into the effect of the use of pregnant mare serum gonadotropin on the (a) health...

      Fossil Fuelled Power Stations: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the Government will vote in support of the EU's revised Best Available Techniques Reference Document for Large Combustion...

      Slaughterhouses: CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to encourage voluntary take-up of CCTV in equine slaughterhouses.

      FairFuelUK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she has responded to FairFuelUK's letter of 7 April 2017 requesting a meeting on taxation and diesel cars; and if...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Social Rented Housing: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department spent on new social housing for rent in (a) the City of York and (b) England in each year since 2010;...

    • Bilfinger: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if the Government will intervene in the business rates appeal by Bilfinger GVA on behalf of NHS trusts to prevent public funds...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was spent on housing in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK in each year...

      Social Media: Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of introducing fines for social media companies which fail to...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the net capital expenditure on affordable housing by the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor agencies was in...

      Help to Buy Scheme: Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to stop providing Government support through the Help to Buy scheme for new houses sold on a...

      Community Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will publish and regularly renew guidance for the public on setting up (a) no cold-calling zones and (b) other local...

      Communities and Local Government: Secondment

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

      Parking: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2017 to Question 68027, when his Department plans to respond to the discussion paper,...

      Communities and Local Government: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many staff in his Department respond to Freedom of Information requests.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what role the National Infrastructure Commission has in overseeing the number of houses built on public land.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, who is responsible for identifying and co-ordinating the release of public land for housing.

      Housing: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will grant to local authorities the power to levy council tax on developments not completed within a set period.

      Letting Agents: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he made of disparities in regional housing markets prior to publishing the consultation paper, Banning letting...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of local authority licencing schemes in improving safety and living standards...

      Landlords

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to strengthen local authority powers to deal with rogue landlords.

      Infrastructure: Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the extent to which extra infrastructure spending in (a) Mid Sussex and (b) West Sussex has been...

      Landlords: Newham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the Landlord Licensing Scheme introduced by the London Borough...

      Neighbourhood Development Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to strengthen Neighbourhood Plans; and if he will make a statement.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Royal Regiment of Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many contact coupons were distributed by battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland in each year since 2014.

    • 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.

      Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the progress of all current military operations by sea, land and air; and if he will make a statement.

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the strength of the (a) Army Reserve, (b) Royal Navy Reserve, (c) RAF Reserve and (d) Royal Marines Reserve has been in each year since May 2010.

      RAF Northolt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what refurbishment works he plans at RAF Northolt in April 2018; what estimate he has made of the cost of those works; and for how long he plans to...

      World War II: Medals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 20 April 2017 to Question 70281, if he will take steps to grant posthumous awards for (a) Lady MacRobert and (b) other...

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 20 April 2017 to Question 70279, if he will take steps to allow the posthumous naming of a current RAF Typhoon fighter...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much his Department spent on (a) television advertising, (b) radio advertising, (c) national newspaper advertisements, (d) local newspaper...

    • Scotland Office: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much his Department spent on (a) air, (b) rail, (c) taxi and (d) other travel in 2016-17.

      Scotland Office: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much his Department has spent on building construction in each year since 2010.

      Scotland Office: Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate he has made of the cost of staff in media relations and communications roles in his Department in each of the next three years.

      Diageo: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions his Department has had with other Departments about Diageo's decision to terminate 100 jobs in Scotland.

      European Banking Authority: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions his Department has had with other government departments on the the effect on the Scottish financial industry of the European Banking...

      European Banking Authority: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what representations his Department has received from industry on the effect on the Scottish financial industry of the European Banking Agency...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, 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,...

    • Elections: Fraud

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what analysis his Department has undertaken on susceptibility to electoral fraud of local and national electoral processes.

      Viscount Rothermere

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Prime Minister has met Lord Rothermere in 2017.

      General Election 2017

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans the Government has to prevent external interference from a (a) state, (b) non-state actor in the General Election 2017.

      General Election 2017

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what contingency plans there are in the event that his Department is alerted to online interference in the General Election 2017.

      Cabinet Office: Secondment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff have been seconded to his Department from outside the Civil Service in the last six months.

      Colorectal Cancer: Males

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many men under the age of 60 have been diagnosed with bowel cancer in each of the last seven years.

      Chemical Weapons: Syria

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the Joint Intelligence Committee's findings on the chemical weapons attack of 4 April 2017 in Khan Sheikhoun.

      Voting Rights: EU Nationals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government plans to bring forward legislative proposals to extend the franchise to EU nationals for the 8 June 2017 UK general election.

      Voting Rights

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if his Department will bring forward legislative proposals to allow people over the age of 16 to vote in elections.

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Wales Office

    • Horizon 2020: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government Education Cabinet Secretary on access to Horizon 2002 funding after the UK leaves the EU.

    • EU Grants and Loans: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate he has made of the annual value of all EU funding allocated to Wales.

      Universities: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with Universites Wales on replacement of EU funding to universities in Wales after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Department of Health

    • Tobacco: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received on introducing a standard for chewed tobacco products; and if he will make a statement.

    • NHS: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will commission a national alert system on security-related issues and individuals who may post a significant present or potential threat to NHS...

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to conduct an analysis of the potential effects of the UK leaving the EU on the NHS.

      Colorectal Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what sensitivity threshold the faecal immunochemical test will be set when it is introduced into the bowel cancer screening programme.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with Health Education England on the level of its baseline cancer workforce; and whether that body has developed a...

      Department of Health: Freedom of Information

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

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the NHS Special Projects team.

      Heart Diseases: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the risk of heart disease to women who smoke.

      BMI Healthcare: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has made an assessment of NHS patient safety at the BMI Healthcare hospital in Kent as a result of the recent inadequate assessment by the...

      Liver Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to encourage innovative stem cell and umbilical cord treatments for liver disease.

      Colorectal Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what additional funding will be made available to ensure that hospitals and clinical commissioning groups have the resources required to implement new...

      General Practitioners: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps his Department has taken to improve recruitment and retention of GPs.

      Pregnancy: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what developments the NHS plans for tests to detect possible premature birth; and if he will make a statement.

      Cancer: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to the public purse was of the cancelled tender for cancer services in Staffordshire.

      Motor Neurone Disease: Electromagnetic Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with clinical bodies on the potential link between motor neurone disease and exposure to strong electro-magnetic charges in...

      Amyloidosis

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

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department takes to (a) regulate and (b) monitor the provision of IVF treatment.

      Blood: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans the Government has to remove the bar on men who have sex with men seeking to donate blood.

      European Medicines Agency: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the UK pharmaceuticals industry of the relocation out of the UK of the European Medicines Agency.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS referrals have been made to abortion services which (a) are and (b) are not registered with the Care Quality Commission in each year since...

      Community Health Services: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons management of Liverpool Community Health was not given over to MerseyCare on a temporary basis until a new provider was appointed.

      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,...

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to establish an Office of Health and Care Sustainability.

      Community Health Services: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust on its plans for children's services within Liverpool Community Health; what...

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the total amount paid to private consultants for providing advice on sustainability and transformation plans.

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason the list price for (a) telaprevir, (b) boceprevir, (c) simeprevir, (d) sofosbuvir and (e) ledipasvir-sofosbuvir hepatitis C treatment is...

      Trampolining: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been treated by the NHS for injuries sustained as a result of trampolining in each of the last five years.

      NHS Protect

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who will be responsible for setting out minimum security requirements and standards after the abolition of NHS Protect.

      Pregnancy: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on NHS (a) referrals and (b) signposting to Crisis Pregnancy centres which are not registered with the Care Quality Commission.

      Community Health Services: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who he holds accountable for determining the future structure of health services provided by Liverpool Community Trust; how many of those currently...

      Health Visitors: Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many health visitors are employed by the NHS in (a) West Sussex and (b) Mid Sussex.

      Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many health visitors have been working in the NHS in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Children: Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 17 March 2017 to Question 55805, if he will take steps to assess the effect of the revised Eatwell Guide on (a) milk...

      Children: Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 17 March 2017 to Question HL7127, if he will list the members of the external reference group that informed the March 2016...

      HIV Infection: Home Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what safeguards there are to ensure that people living with HIV are not charged increased fees by residential and domiciliary care providers due to their...

      Pharmacy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding his Department provides for minor ailments services provided by community pharmacies.

      Medical Treatments: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to improve provision of health and social care data to assist in research into cancer treatment and other fields of medical care.

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to ensure that clinical commissioning groups do not decommission IVF services without formal public consultation.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish a response to the Mental Health Taskforce's report on the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health: One Year On, published in February...

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the costs and benefits to the NHS of widening access to the HPV vaccine known as Gardasil.

      Colorectal Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of progress in diagnosing and treating bowel cancer in the last seven years.

      Complementary Medicine: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the UK receives funding from the EU Alternative Medicine projects for homeopathic and anthroposophic medicinal products.

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his strategy is to ensure funding for breast cancer services within Sustainability and Transformation Plans are not allocated funds from the...

      Cider: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the potential effect of a new duty band for super-strength cider on health outcomes.

      Care Homes: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many residential care homes have been rated by the Care Quality Commission as (a) inadequate or (b) requires improvement in each of the last three years.

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on patient experience of the removal of the two-week wait target for non-urgent referral for breast...

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many accident and emergency departments have been (a) closed and (b) downgraded in each year since May 2010.

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) registered care home and (b) nursing home places there were in each of the last seven years.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent in (a) cash and (b) real terms on child and adolescent mental health services for each young person receiving such services in each of...

      Cancer: Frimley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure clear strategic governance in the delivery of cancer services with the Frimley Health Sustainability and Transformation...

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were admitted to hospital from a care home as an emergency admission in each of the last seven years.

      Mental Health Services: Parkinson's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what barriers to accessing mental health services his Department has identified for people with Parkinson's disease.

      Mental Health Services: Parkinson's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people with Parkinson's disease experiencing mental health problems accessed mental health services in the last 12 months.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether public funds given to private abortion providers is ring-fenced for services only; and what steps his Department has taken to ensure that surplus...

      Fertility: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to maintain or increase levels of investment in NHS fertility services other than by the development of benchmark pricing.

      Abortion: Clinics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what alternatives to abortion are offered by clinics which provide NHS-funded abortions when providing abortions which are so funded.

      Care Homes: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many care homes inspected by the Care Quality Commission did not meet the requirements set out in Regulation 10 of the Health and Social Care Act...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has spent on providing abortions in each of the last five years.

      Surrogate Motherhood: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2017 to Question 66737, on Surrogate mothers: lone parents, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to...

  • Department for Transport

    • Network Rail: Land

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the expected income from Network Rail’s disposal of operational freight land.

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 21 December 2016 (HL4189), whether the funding envelope for HS2 set by the Spending Review 2015...

      Roads: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much funding they allocated to (1) the Highways Agency, (2) local authorities, and (3) other bodies, for the construction and maintenance of roads and...

      M3

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government for how many months roadworks have been underway on the M3 motorway between the Fleet Services and the M25; for how many months those roadworks are expected...

  • Home Office

    • Security Guards: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of security companies are members of the SIA Approved Contractor Scheme; and what measures they are taking to encourage security companies to...

    • Security Guards: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of security contracts let by (1) central government departments, (2) government agencies, (3) NHS bodies, and (4) local government, are to...

      Security Guards: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the work done by the Scottish Procurement Directorate to promote the use of the SIA Approved Contractor Scheme in...

      Sexual Offences: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to initiate a serious case review into the case of the vulnerable adult who was imprisoned and abused by Keith and Caroline Baker.

      Cannabis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made an assessment of the differing risks posed by different strengths of cannabis; and, if so, whether they have published those results.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of figures released following a freedom of information request showing that more than 160,000 victims of domestic violence in England withdrew...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Productivity

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the productivity of UK workers in comparison with workers in (1) other EU member states, and (2) the US.

    • Supermarkets: Codes of Practice

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the Groceries Code.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: HIV Infection

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much the Department for International Development has spent on bilateral funding for HIV and AIDS programmes in each of the last five years for which...

    • Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which department is responsible for the allocation of humanitarian aid to Syria.

      *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action is being taken to provide education for the children of Syrian refugees in Jordan.

      *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether arrangements are being made for the employment of qualified Syrian teachers who are based in camps or cities in Jordan.

      *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress there has been in increasing the levels of educational attainment or education services in Lebanon, following the agreement in 2016 of a loan...

      *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) Jordanians, and (2) Syrians, are employed in the King Hussein Development Zone in Jordan, following the agreement with the World Bank, the EU...

  • Department for Education

    • Channel Four Television: Public Appointments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 20 April (HL6668) concerning the female candidate who was not approved for appointment by the...

    • Truancy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many parents were prosecuted in relation to truancy by their children in (1) 2014, (2) 2015, and (3) 2016; and what measures they are proposing to take...

      Playgrounds

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the closure of children’s playgrounds on the health, security, safety and education of children.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • County Courts: Judgements

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the figures from the Registry Trust published in December 2016 showing a 21 per cent fall in England and Wales county court judgments...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Bereavement Support Payment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why, when determining the length of time for which Bereavement Support Payments would be paid, they considered 18 months a suitable timeframe for bereavement...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • High Street Review

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the 28 recommendations of the Portas Review published on 13 December 2011 were implemented.

    • Garden Communities

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in reaching their decision on support for garden villages, what assessment they made of (1) the Planning Practice Guidance which states that local...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the letter from Lord Young of Cookham to Lord Beecham on 5 April regarding the Non-Domestic Rating (Rates Retention) and (Levy and Safety Net)...

      Government Departments: Land

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether operational government land can be disposed of on a freehold basis.

      Empty Property: Security

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the rights of property guardians.

      Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making in reducing the levels of homelessness among single young people and families living in temporary accommodation; and what...

  • HM Treasury

    • Financial Services: Fines

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, for each fine imposed by the Financial Conduct Authority since 2007, what was (1) the amount of the fine before any discounts arising from early settlement,...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Environment Protection: Devolution

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to meet with the devolved Administrations to discuss initial proposals for devolved powers on environmental matters; what was the...

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