Written answers

Thursday, 14 September 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the total economic benefit to each region from expansion at Heathrow Airport.

    • Department for Transport: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which (a) parliamentary constituencies he visited and (b) hon. Members he met with in their constituencies during the 2017 summer recess; what the...

      Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost to the public purse has been of electrification of the railway line (a) in the Severn Tunnel, (b) between the Severn Tunnel and Cardiff...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to prevent the deliberate use of drones to disrupt transport.

      Stirling Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has received an application to the Access for All programme for funding for platform nine at Stirling station; and if he will meet the hon....

      Railway Track

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of railway track is located in each region of England and Wales.

      Arriva Trains Wales: Rebates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department received from Arriva Trains Wales in rebates in each year since that franchise has been in operation.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many miles of railway track were electrified in each region of England and Wales in each year since 2010.

      Railway Track

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many miles of new railway track were laid in each region of England and Wales in each year since 2010.

      Railways: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much was invested in improving railway infrastructure in each region of England and Wales in each year since 2010.

      Airports: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations his Department has made to other EU member states on easing waiting times at their airports.

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure the equitable distribution of rail funding.

      Railways: Huddersfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to increase railway links from Huddersfield to other towns in the north of England.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which planned rail electrification projects have been cancelled in each of the last 10 years.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average savings in travel time were from each rail electrification project in England and Wales in each of the last 10 years.

      Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the National Rail projects in Wales which were (a) finished on time and on budget and (b) not finished on time and on budget in each...

      Wales and Borders Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what powers the Welsh Government and Transport for Wales have in the design, content, tendering and award of the next Wales and Borders and Metro...

      Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether an agreement has been reached on the proposed transfer of ownership of the Valley Lines to the Welsh Government.

      Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the role is of the Office of Rail and Road in any proposed transfer of ownership of the Valley Lines to the Welsh Government.

      Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has been made of the risk associated with the proposed transfer of ownership of the Valley Lines to the Welsh Government.

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to reform the driving test to highlight the risks of harm to cyclists and motorbike riders of people opening car doors...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has for the future use of Class 707 trains which South Western Railway plan to stop using in 2019.

      Travel: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people who hold a disabled person's freedom pass live in London; how many people who hold an older person's freedom pass live in London; and...

      Railways: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's paper, Rail passenger numbers and crowding statistics: 2016 report, published on 27 July 2017, what assessment his...

  • Home Office

    • Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how and when she plans to report on the findings of the review of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013.

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many EU citizens applied for leave to remain in the UK in the last five years.

      West Yorkshire Police: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the cost to West Yorkshire Police of providing support to people with mental health needs.

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that police forces and chief constables enforce Section 61 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act...

      Police: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the advice given by her Department's representative on the Police Staff Council on the one per cent public sector pay...

      Offences against Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reports of online child grooming have been received by the police in each of the last five years; and how many convictions for...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many EU nationals of each nationality have been prevented from entering the UK since 2010; and what the reasons were for their entry...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many EU nationals of each ethnic group have been prevented from entering the UK since 2010; and what the reasons were for their entry...

      Stop and Search

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of stop and searches involved (a) foreign and (b) British nationals; and what proportion of each such category resulted in...

      Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of arrests of (a) foreign and (b) British nationals resulted in a prosecution in the last year for which information is...

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff are employed in her Department to process asylum claims and clear the backlog of cases.

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether there is a national or local register of organisations and people who are promoting the ending of FGM.

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what mechanisms the Government employs to liaise with external organisations in tackling FGM; who the chief points of contact are (a)...

      Home Office: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to promote whistleblowing in her Department and agencies.

      Motorcycles: Helmets

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to encourage police forces to pursue suspects on mopeds and motorcycles who are not wearing crash helmets.

      Police Community Support Officers: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police community support officers have been recruited to cover Wolverhampton in each year since 2010.

      Home Office: Official Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will provide a list of her official engagements since the commencement of the current Parliament when the constituency's hon. Member...

      Deaths and Serious Incidents in Police Custody Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17 July 2017 to Question 4201, what the reasons are for the delay in the publication of the independent review...

      Home Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of her Department's staff had a pay increase (a) above, (b) at and (c) less than one per cent in each of the last three years for...

      Offences against Children: Inquiries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what Government-commissioned or run inquiries into child sexual abuse are open; and what the (a) start and (b) projected end dates are of...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the principle set out in paragraph 5.3.6 of the Government's cyber Security Strategy that everyone who works in...

    • New Businesses: Stafford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many new companies were started in Stafford constituency in each of the last three years.

      Tidal Power: Swansea Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Government plans to make a decision on the Swansea Tidal Lagoon project.

      Energy: Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to amend minimum energy standards for rented homes.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the extent to which the profit margins of distribution network operators affect the cost...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what checks are in place to ensure the safe installation of smart meters.

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many companies registered their beneficial ownership information with Companies House by the 30 June 2017 deadline.

      Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2017 to Question 6201, if he will meet a trustee from the Mineworkers Pension...

      Metals: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to support metal-recycling companies.

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many MWp of solar have been installed under the revised Feed-in Tariff scheme in each month since its re-launch in 2016.

      Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress he has made on running a consultation on amending the FIT scheme technology caps in 2017.

      Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he intends to renew the Feed-in Tariff scheme after March 2019.

      Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the current underspend in the revised Feed-in Tariff scheme is; and what is the total amount unused under that...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the percentage change in the cost for the average domestic dual fuel bill for...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many of his Department's staff had a pay increase (a) above, (b) at and (c) less than one per cent in each of the...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of Government policy on trends in the average cost of domestic dual fuel...

      Business: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to provide financial help to businesses to invest in low carbon growth.

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to prioritise investment in offshore wind energy over nuclear energy in light of recent figures that...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department takes to provide (a) information on its services in British Sign Language (BSL) and (b)...

    • North Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the implications are for the Government's policies on North Korea of the C4ADS Report Risky Business, published in June 2017.

      Caribbean: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Governments of (a) the Netherlands and (b) France on the response to Hurricane Irma since...

      British Overseas Territories: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Governments of each Overseas Territory on the response to Hurricane Irma since 7 September...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many of his Department's staff had a pay increase (a) above, (b) at and (c) less than one per cent in each of the last...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to paragraph 3.16 of the Review of the Balance of Competences between the UK and the EU: The Single Market, published...

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps his Department takes to provide (a) information on its services in British Sign Language (BSL) and (b) correspondence in...

      Overseas Trade: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the UK leaving the customs union on trade between the UK and the Republic of...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all EU citizens are reassured of their right to remain in the UK for two years...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps he is taking to promote whistleblowing in his Department.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if his Department will appoint a chief scientific advisor.

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what plans he has to recruit more officials to assist with the negotiations on the UK leaving the EU; and if he will make a statement.

  • Attorney General

    • Rape: Trials

      To ask the Attorney General, with reference to the Government's review of subsection 41 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999, (a) what exercises were carried out to collate that...

    • Hate Crime: Social Networking

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the Crown Prosecution Service has adequate resources to tackle social media hate crime.

  • Wales Office

    • Coastal Communities Fund: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, which projects in Wales have benefited from the coastal communities fund in each year for which data is available.

    • Tidal Power: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent meetings he has had with Cabinet colleagues on tidal lagoons.

      UK Trade With EU: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what proportion of Welsh exports and imports were traded with the EU in each year for which figures are available.

      EU Grants and Loans: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much in EU structural funds has been spent in each local authority area of Wales in each year for which data are available.

      Poverty: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many people in work were living in poverty in Wales in each year for which data is available.

      Railway Stations: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, which railway stations in Wales are being considered for remodelling to accommodate bimodal trains.

      Public Expenditure: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much funding Wales has received from the public purse in real terms under the Barnett Formula in each of the last 30 years.

      South Wales Railway Line: Cardiff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the timescale is for the completion of rail electrification to Cardiff.

      Foreign Investment in UK: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what percentage of foreign inward investment in Wales was from other EU member states in each of the last five years.

      Devolution: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much (a) central, (b) Welsh and (c) local government has spent on the (i) Cardiff City Deal, (ii) Swansea City Deal and (iii) North Wales growth deal...

      EU Grants and Loans: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much planned spending from EU structural funds will occur in each local authority area in Wales in each of the next six years.

      EU Grants and Loans: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much the UK received in EU Structural Funds in each year since 2000; and what proportion of that funding was allocated to Wales.

  • Department for Education

    • Private Education: Oldham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Cantle Report on education and cohesion in Oldham, published in 2006, how many independent schools have opened since 2010.

    • Food Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools in England currently teach cooking; and how many of those are (a) academies and (b) free schools.

      Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the updated 2017-18 qualifications list for (a) ICT and (b) other subjects will be confirmed.

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer and other ministerial colleagues on the public sector pay gap for teachers.

      Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average class size was for (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) Colne Valley constituency, (ii) Kirklees, (iii) West Yorkshire and...

      English Baccalaureate: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of the E-Bacc on (a) pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds studying the arts and creative subjects and (b)...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils were in schools rated as good or outstanding in (a) 2010 and (b) the most recent period for which figures are available.

      Children: Reading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure children read outside of term time.

      Department for Education: Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department takes to provide (a) information on its services in British Sign Language (BSL) and (b) correspondence in BSL to people...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 25 July 2017 to Question 5173, how many school children at Kensington Aldridge Academy have been unable to begin the...

      Department for Education: Behavioural Insights Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much has her Department paid to the Behavioural Insights Team in each year since 2014.

      Languages: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to increase the study of foreign languages in schools.

      Academies: Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the process is for replacing a failing academy with a new sponsor.

      Environment Protection: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department has taken to ensure children are being educated about the environmental challenges faced by the UK and the rest of the world.

      Commonwealth: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to uphold the commitment it made at the 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting outlined in point 1 of the Final...

      Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average pupil-teacher ratio is in (a) academies, (b) free schools, (c) comprehensive and (d) grammar schools.

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average salary is of teachers in an (a) academy, (b) free school, (c) grammar school and (d) comprehensive school.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of children in (a) Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle constituency, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) England were...

      School Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the debate in Westminster Hall on Children's health: Access to milk of 28 March 2017, if her Department will make an assessment of...

      Department for Education: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many of her Department's staff had a pay increase (a) above, (b) at and (c) less than one per cent in each of the last three years for which...

      Wakefield City Academies Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what effect Wakefield City Academies Trust's no longer running 21 schools will have on (a) the school timetable, (b) school standards, (c) funding and...

      Wakefield City Academies Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the cost to the public purse is of the Wakefield City Academies Trust pulling out of running 21 schools a few days into the new school year.

      Wakefield City Academies Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department plans to establish an enquiry to determine the reasons for the failure of the Wakefield Cities Academies Trust.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Criminal Injuries Compensation: Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will review urgently the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority guidelines to ensure that compensation reflects the law around child sexual abuse.

    • Courts: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that changed names or the addresses of victims of domestic violence or abuse are not provided in court-related...

      Courts: Swindon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has for upgrading the court estate in Swindon.

      Prisoners: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the prison incarceration rates per capita are for (a) England and Wales and (b) other EU countries; and what the average cost of jailing a person...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on what date the Government plans to publish its review into legal aid reform.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will list (a) the organisations and (b) people who have given evidence to the Government's review into legal aid reform; and if he will publish...

      Courts: Recordings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what power a court has to require a person to hand over a device if that device has been seen to have been used or is thought to have been used to take...

      Courts: Recordings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what power a court has to search a person for a device if that device has been seen to have been used or is thought to have been used to take a...

      Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of (a) foreign and (b) British national defendants of each (i) sex and (ii) ethnic group were refused bail for each offence type in the...

      Ministry of Justice: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to promote whistleblowing in his Department and agencies.

      Courts: Chichester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent steps he has taken to secure appropriate alternative court provision in Chichester after the closure of Chichester Magistrates Court and...

      Prisoners: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average cost is of detaining foreign prisoners in British prisons.

      Rape: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2017 to Question 4856, on rape: trials what information is collected and by which agency of his Department on the...

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many meetings his Department has had with representatives of the insurance industry to discuss changing the formula for calculating deductions from...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many legal aid providers there were in each region of England and Wales in each of the last six years.

  • Leader of the House

    • Select Committee Reports

      To ask the Leader of the House, which Select Committee reports published less than two months before the date of dissolution the Government plans to respond to; and what the timetable is for...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Islamic State: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much UK (a) funding, (b) personnel and (c) other resources have been used for civilian harm tracking as part of Operation Inherent Resolve.

    • Islamic State: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the UK's rules of engagement are for Operation Inherent Resolve (a) overall and (b) in relation to planned and reactive strikes as part of combat...

      Shipping: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the reason was for cancelling the Maritime Conference at Chatham House on 7 July 2017.

      Armed Forces: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to publish (a) his Department's response to the Better Combat Compensation consultation and (b) the submissions made to that consultation;...

      Korea: Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make it his policy for the UK not to participate in any further military exercises in the region of the Korean peninsula without prior...

      Ministry of Defence: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many cyber-attacks on his Department were prevented during the last 12 months.

      Islamic State: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what cyber-security agreements have been reached with allied states in the last five years.

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the Government is taking to support allied forces to defeat ISIS forces in Raqqa.

      Caribbean: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which territories in the Caribbean the Royal Auxiliary Mounts Bay is supporting following Hurricane Irma.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to report annually to Parliament on progress in tackling the disability employment gap as part of the annual...

    • State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the evidential basis is for the projected increase in longevity for women affected by the Pensions Acts of 1995 and 2011.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether it is possible for all new claims for existing legacy benefits excluding universal credit to be processed through one single computer...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Behavioural Insights Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department has paid to the Behavioural Insights Team in each year since 2014.

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of whether there is a correlation between the level of private sector rents in an area and the cost of providing...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to publish the criteria for exemption from employment and support allowance reassessments for people with long-term health...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to maintain the exemptions from conditionality and sanctions accorded to people in the employment and support...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when his Department plans to respond to the responses to his Department's consultation entitled, Work, Health and Disability: Improving Lives;...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of exempting people with long-term progressive health conditions who are in receipt of the...

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will ensure that personal independence payments claimants who suffer from a condition for which there is not yet any medication are not...

      Access to Work Programme: Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many personal independence payment claimants who no longer receive mobility payment are having taxis paid for under the Access to Work...

      Universal Credit: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of universal credit recipients have waited over six weeks for their first payment.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will meet the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle and a delegation from WASPI Hull to discuss changes to the state...

      Occupational Pensions: Plumbing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to prevent financial disbenefit for plumbers affected by section 75 of the Pensions Act 1995; and if he...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Charitable Donations: Plastic Bags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on steps to reduce the...

    • Charitable Donations: Plastic Bags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of unused plastic bags that end up in landfill that have been posted through...

      Marine Conservation Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure the completion of the coastal Blue Belt around the UK.

      Environment: Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which courts will enforce environmental legislation when the UK leaves the EU.

      Microplastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 13 March 2017 to Question 67199, when the results of the consultation on proposals to ban...

      Fly-tipping and Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to reduce littering and fly-tipping.

      Bottles: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to introduce a deposit return scheme for plastic bottles to increase recycling rates.

      White Fish: Origin Marking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken to protect the status of Great Grimsby smoked haddock after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Insulation: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the testing regime to establish the legality of cladding.

    • Pedestrian Areas: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proposals his Department plans to put in place to ensure that disabled people are better able to move freely along street...

      Housing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to increase the level of funding for the supply of specialist housing to meet the needs of disabled people...

      Housing: Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the number of bungalows required to meet the health needs of wheelchair users and people with...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2017 to Question 4915, on Grenfell Tower: Fires, how many cladding samples were tested during...

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for implementing the ban on new build homes being sold as leasehold.

      Empty Property: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to promote the refurbishment of empty and vacant homes.

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what progress he has made on introducing flexible ticketing for part-time commuters.

      Salvation Army: Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to respond to the representations made by the Salvation Army on the effect of universal credit on the Salvation...

      Refuges: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure the increase in provision of refuges in Gloucestershire.

      Local Government Finance: Stroud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to reassess the level of funding to be reclaimed from Stroud District Council as a result of changes to...

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department has paid in letting fees for its estate in each year since 2010.

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many procurements undertaken by his Department have taken more than (a) three months, (b) six months, (c) one year and (d)...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the announcement made by him and the Prime Minister on 21 December 2016, on tackling homelessness, when he...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of the £300 million discretionary rate relief fund to support businesses has been issued to ratepayers.

  • Department for International Development

    • Commonwealth: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to uphold the commitment it made at the 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers meeting outlined in point...

    • Sustainable Development: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the Sustainable Development Goals and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda commitments...

      Developing Countries: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that young people in developing countries are able to access social services and work...

      Commonwealth Development Corporation: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent progress she has made on the recapitalisation of the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC); and what plans she has to...

      Sustainable Development: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to uphold the commitment it made at the 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers meeting outlined in point...

  • HM Treasury

    • Private Finance Initiative

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much debt the Government owes on existing private finance initiative contracts.

    • Local Government: Devolution

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the projected spend is for each City Deal in each of the next five years.

      Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much of the current tax gap is attributable to companies with a turnover between £10,000 and £11,500.

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government plans to lift the one per cent public sector pay cap for (a) police and (b) prison officers.

      Non-domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) small, (b) medium-sized and (c) other businesses potentially affected by the judgment in the...

      Revenue and Customs: Glasgow

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) capacity and (b) occupancy level is for each of the HM Revenue and Customs offices which are to be consolidated into the proposed regional...

      Revenue and Customs: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many members of staff contracted to work at HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) offices in (a) Portcullis House and (b) Cotton House, Glasgow are routinely...

      Gaming Machines: Tax Yields

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much accrued to the public purse in taxation from fixed-odds betting terminals in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Taxation: Domicil

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the (a) effect on the UK economy and (b) costs to the public purse of Overseas Workday Relief.

      Funerals: Regulation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the merits of introducing statutory regulation of pre-paid funeral plans.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Location

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which of his Department's functions are carried out in (a) England and (b) London; and what the administrative costs were of those functions in each of...

    • Government Departments: Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, by what means the Government ensures the cyber security of its departments, agencies or other public bodies that use websites other than those on gov.uk.

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many cases referred to the Government's mystery shopper service requested anonymity.

      Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which local authorities have expressed interest in conducting a voter ID pilot in polling stations at local elections in May 2018; and which forms of...

      Cabinet Office: Behavioural Insights Team

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department paid to the Behavioural Insights Team in each year since 2014.

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of the merits of including housing associations in the list of bodies subject to freedom of information requests in...

      Cabinet Office: Annual Reports

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when his Department plans to publish its annual report and accounts for 2016-17.

      Devolution: Dispute Resolution

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will list the occasions that the (a) Welsh and (b) Scottish Governments have initiated the formal dispute resolution process with the Government.

      Corruption

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to publish the new anti-corruption strategy.

      Zero Hours Contracts: Wales

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of Welsh workers were on zero-hours contracts in each year for which data is available.

      Government Departments: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 9289, on iron and steel: procurement, what progress each Government department is making in...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department takes to provide (a) information on its services in British Sign Language (BSL) and (b) correspondence in BSL to...

    • Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the total amount of foreign investment to the UK from other EU member states was; and what percentage of this investment was for Wales...

      UK Export Finance: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many companies helped by UK Export Finance have been part of a supply chain for (a) renewables and (b) oil and gas projects in each...

      UK Export Finance: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether, when assessing the environmental, social and human rights aspects of proposals supporting activities in the oil and gas sectors, UK...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband: Universal Service Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether any revisions to the timescale for implementing the broadband universal service obligation have been made since the...

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress her Department has made on the provision of fibre optic broadband for exchange-only telephone lines.

      Broadband: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much her Department has contributed to the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme; and what other support her...

      Charitable Donations: Plastic Bags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the charity sector on the practice of posting plastic bags through people's letterboxes.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Behavioural Insights Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much her Department paid to the Behavioural Insights Team in each year since 2014.

      Public Libraries: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the number of children's librarians in each of the last five years.

      British Telecom: Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2017 to Question 5938, on occupational pensions: British Telecom, whether in the event...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate her Department has made of the number of people identified as problem gamblers in each of the last five years;...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if her Department will appoint a chief scientific advisor.

      Sports: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to tackle discrimination in sport.

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans her Department has to improve broadband provision in rural areas in the next five years.

      Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the digital and tech industries.

  • Department of Health

    • Dementia: Hearing Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Lancet Commission's recommendations on hearing loss in the report on dementia prevention, intervention and care, published in July...

    • Neuromuscular Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to increase the number of neuromuscular care advisors for people with muscle-wasting conditions.

      General Practitioners: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many did-not-attends and drop-outs from appointments occurred in GP practices in (a) Barnsley and (b) England in each of the last 12 months.

      Department of Health: Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department takes to provide (a) information on its services in British Sign Language (BSL) and (b) correspondence in BSL to people whose...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure equal access to IVF treatment across the UK.

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress he has made on reviewing the operation of the internal market in the NHS.

      Urinary System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent by the NHS on unplanned admissions associated with urinary tract infections in each of the last five years for which figures are...

      Candida Auris

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what additional funding from the public purse is available to NHS trusts that experience an outbreak of Candida auris.

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of private sector referral management schemes.

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether individual clinical commissioning groups are required to comply with the majority decision of a sustainability and transformation plan board.

      Rare Diseases: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the NICE process for reviewing new treatments for rare diseases.

      Pathology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure adequate levels of cellular pathology staff in the NHS.

      Urinary System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the recommended antibiotic treatment for urinary tract infections.

      NHS: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the remuneration is of the Chair and Chief Executive of the Cheshire and Merseyside Sustainability and Transformation Partnership.

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nursing, midwifery and allied health students started their studies in each of the last three years.

      NHS: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many sustainability and transformation partnerships have employed private sector consultants as part of the Accountable Care System process.

      Orkambi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will provide an update on negotiations between NICE and the drug manufacturer Vertex on the potential use of the drug Orkambi.

      Psychiatry: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will encourage medical schools to support the Royal College of Psychiatrists' #ChoosePsychiatry campaign; and what assessment he has made of the...

      Cancer: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has assessed the potential merits of improvements to the mental and emotional support available to young people suffering from...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the financial burden on families which are directly affected by cancer.

      Dental Health: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people who will benefit from the new oral health programme, Starting Well.

      Endoscopy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of FIT testing on the capacity of the NHS to perform endoscopy procedures.

      Health Professions: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to assess future recruitment needs of the NHS diagnostic workforce to deliver adequate numbers of (a) endoscopists, (b) radiologists,...

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish details of all communications between his Department and the tobacco industry on the Tobacco Control Plan; and what steps he has taken...

      Transvaginal Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients have suffered complications with transvaginal mesh implants in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

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

      Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that women travelling from Northern Ireland as part of their abortion care are able to receive free access to STI...

      Department of Health: Behavioural Insights Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has paid to the Behavioural Insights Team in each year since 2014.

      Department of Health: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many of his Department's staff had a pay increase (a) above, (b) at and (c) less than one per cent in each of the last three years for which...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure cancer waiting time targets are met.

      Smoking: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many inmates are enrolled on stop smoking courses and treatments.

      Skin Bleaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the marketing of skin bleaching on mental health and wellbeing.

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the publication of Towards a smoke-free generation: a tobacco control plan for England in July 2017 by his Department, if he will (a)...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to improve his Department's support for people with eating disorders.

  • Women and Equalities

  • Department for Transport

    • Cycling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan to encourage compliance with laws governing cycling.

    • Sheffield-Rotherham Tram-train Pilot Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the change from DC to AC electrification or the new specification of the Sheffield Tram Train cost, or will cost, in terms of (1) the associated...

      Diesel Vehicles: Urban Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have decided which restrictions are to be introduced on access to major conurbations for Euro 6 emission standard compliant diesel engine powered vehicles.

      Buses: Tyres

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the deaths of two children and a coach driver on 11 September 2012 as a result of the failure of a tyre which was over 19 years old fitted to...

      Buses: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any proposals to review construction and use regulations relating to public service vehicles, with particular reference to the continuing use on...

      Electric Vehicles: Batteries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the annual number of used electric vehicle batteries that will require disposal or recycling per year once the sale of petrol and diesel...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support is available for adults applying for a driving licence who do not have access to a computer or are not IT literate.

      Carillion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with representatives of (1) HS2 Ltd, and (2) Carillion, about the use of discrete project bank accounts in relation to...

      Road Works

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are satisfied with the regulatory arrangements relating to the conduct of roadworks on public highways undertaken by public utility companies.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the HS2 project is within budget and on schedule; and what steps they are taking to ensure that it is delivered within budget and on schedule.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their estimates of (1) the final cost of HS2, and (2) its completion date.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total amount of fines for failure to pay the Dartford Crossing Charge that have been written off in the last 12 months; and what are the reasons those...

      Pedicabs: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to regulate rickshaws and pedicabs in London.

  • Leader of the House of Lords

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Groceries Code Adjudicator

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to report on the outcome of the call for evidence into whether there should be an extension of the remit of the Groceries Code Adjudicator.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • South Africa: Bell Pottinger Group

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any UK High Commission staff stationed in South Africa (1) assisted, (2) advised, or (3) were in contact at any time with, Bell Pottinger over its...

    • Turkey: Press Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the effect of recent arrests of journalists in Turkey on the UK's relationship with that country; and whether they have made any...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Children: Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to improve the quality of life and future prospects for the four million children living in relative poverty in the UK.

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to review the operation of the benefits system, in particular its impact on vulnerable people.

      Agriculture: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) deaths, and (2) serious injuries, (a) on farms, and (b) in the agricultural sector, have occurred in each year since 1990 until the last year for...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 3 August (HL1163), and on the basis of the data sources in that response, what is their assessment of...

    • Food: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the context of any international trade agreement entered into once the UK has left the EU, how they plan to ensure that the current environmental, animal...

      Electric Vehicles: Batteries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many lithium-ion car battery recycling facilities are currently in operation; and how many such facilities they expect to be in operation once the sale of...

      Horse Racing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements, if any, they propose to put in place to enable the free movement of racehorses following Brexit.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Devolution: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the merits of (1) establishing a Yorkshire-wide devolution settlement, and (2) members of the Sheffield City Region devolution...

  • Cabinet Office

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to commemorate in October the many millions who have died, since the October Revolution 1917, as a result of the actions of the...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government who within the Cabinet Office has responsibility for monitoring (1) the overall impact of Government legislation, and (2) the burden of regulation, on small and...

      Elections: Costs

      Her Majesty's Government what are the estimated costs of holding (1) the 2016 EU referendum, and (2) the 2017 general election.

      Charities: Freedom of Information

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to making it possible for citizens to make freedom of information requests to UK-based registered charities.

      Carillion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current financial situation of Carillion; and what consideration they have given to mandating the use of bank...

      Business Interests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of business appointment rules for former ministers and senior civil servants in ensuring public...

      Government Departments: Disclosure of Information

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that government departments meet their obligations to publish transparency data in a timely fashion.

      Public Sector Debt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the annual cost of servicing the UK's external debt (1) in total, and (2) expressed as an amount per UK taxpayer.

      Palace of Westminster: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the main recommendations put forward by the Joint Committee on the Palace of Westminster in its report of September 2016; and...

      Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they intend to take, if any, to review the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 following Bell...

      Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014, in the light of the Registrar's inability to...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Pacific Alliance: Conferences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the UK was represented at the meeting of the Pacific Alliance in Cali in June; and if so, by whom.

  • Department of Health

    • Pigmeat: Hepatitis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the EU Food Safety Agency first became aware that Hepatitis E was present in pig meat from the Netherlands and Germany; and when that information was first...

    • Mental Health Services: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the national guidelines on safe, sustainable and productive staffing in mental health will be published.

      Doctors: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many refugee doctors have been able to become registered by the General Medical Council in the last five years; and in which medical specialties those...

      Doctors: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many refugee doctors are currently enrolled in active refugee doctor programmes in the UK, specifically (1) Reache North West (Salford), (2) Building Bridges...

      Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many complaints were submitted about the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman in 2016; and what were the main themes of those complaints.

      Physician Associates: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of remarks made by the Secretary of State for Health to the NHS Providers annual conference on 30 November 2016, when they will launch a...

      Anticoagulants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there have been any cases brought against the NHS during the past five years that have referenced (1) anticoagulation, (2) warfarin, or (3)...

      Strokes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure progress in the treatment of stroke throughout the country once the National Stroke Strategy comes to an end in December.

      NHS: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to implement all the recommendations contained in the report Review of data releases made by the NHS Information Centre led...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have considered the introduction of annual medical examinations of young girls in order to detect and prevent female genital mutilation; and what...

      Family Planning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether GPs receive in-service training on family planning service provisions; and if so, how often.

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