Written answers

Friday, 27 October 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the criteria for the allocation of funding on infrastructure for Northern and Midland High Speed 2.

    • Midland Main Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the environmental effect of scrapping the electrification of the Midland Mainline.

      Roads: Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to introduce a key performance indicator for litter in the Road Investment Strategy.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps she has taken to ensure that decisions on asylum support applications are made as quickly as possible.

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of whether the decision-making process on asylum support applications is sufficiently transparent.

      Immigration: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Irish citizens living in the UK will be entitled to residency without new restrictions or requirements when the UK leaves the EU.

      Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will commission the Migration Advisory Committee to produce an interim report on seasonal workers.

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure the safe passage to the UK of child refugees sleeping rough in Calais who (a) meet the Dublin III...

      Immigration: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the equity of the fee to apply for settled status in the UK; and whether she plans to waive the fee for...

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October 2017 to Question 108430, on asylum, how many decision makers her Department aims to maintain using...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Israel: West Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of Palestinian structures demolished by Israel in Area C of the West Bank...

    • El Salvador: Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what guidance his Department provides to his officials in El Salvador when discussing the Government's policies on abortion...

      Israel: West Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Israeli counterparts on compensation for the demolition of UK-funded Palestinian...

      Climate Change Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has recently taken to support the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

      Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports his Department has received on the role of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in recruiting Afghan refugees and...

      Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the extent of control exercised by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps over key...

      Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will take steps to designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organisation.

      Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the extent and effectiveness of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in the...

      Saudi Arabia: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2017 to Question 107296, on Saudi Arabia: capital punishment, of how many cases reported...

      Saudi Arabia: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2017 to Question 107296, on Saudi Arabia: capital punishment, what assessment he has made...

      Saudi Arabia: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2017 to Question 107296, on Saudi Arabia: capital punishment, what representations his...

      Saudi Arabia: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2017 to Question 107296, on Saudi Arabia: capital punishment, what recent representations...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of growing drug resistance upon the globally-agreed target of reducing malaria...

  • Department for Education

    • Ict: Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of students were entered for a GCSE in (a) Computer Science or (b) Information Technology in each of the last four years.

    • STEM Subjects: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans her Department has to increase the number of girls participating in STEM subjects after the age of 16.

      World War II: Genocide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she of officials in her Department have had with relevant stakeholders on improving the continuing professional development and...

      Further Education: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will assess the potential merits of making affordable loans available to further education colleges in order to stimulate investment in the...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of young offenders aged 10 to 14 (a) was sent to a young offender institute and (b) received rehabilitative programmes in each year from...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on lifting the public sector pay cap for members of...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Unemployed People: Flexible Support Fund and Travel Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many jobseekers who have been claiming universal credit or jobseeker's allowance for more than 13 weeks in (a) Scotland and (b) the UK...

    • Universal Credit: St Helens North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the (a) number of families in receipt of universal credit in St Helens North from April 2018 and (b) proportion...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many officials employed in his Department in June 2016 had substantial experience of international trade negotiation.

    • Animal Welfare: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason the recognition of animals as sentient beings in EU law is not being transferred into UK law in the European...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Building Regulations and Fire Safety Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he expects the independent review on building regulations and fire safety to publish guidance.

    • Grenfell Recovery Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the scope is of the Independent Grenfell Recovery Taskforce initial report that is planned for completion by the end of...

      Housing: Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to ensure that solar panels form part of the infrastructure for all new buildings.

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 21 September 2017 to Question 9597, what core materials were found within the 554 samples of...

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he has taken to ensure that ground rent rates associated with new build properties designated for low-cost housing...

      High Rise Flats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) high-rise residential buildings over 30 metres in England and (b) flats in those...

      Right to Buy Scheme: Housing Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the Government's policy is on implementing a right to buy scheme for tenants of housing association properties in England.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his policy is on the previous government's Accelerated Construction programme.

      Letting Agents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's report, Protecting consumers in the letting and managing agent market: call for evidence,...

      Gazumping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to take steps to mitigate the adverse effects of the practice of gazumping in the housing market.

  • HM Treasury

    • Coinage

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the reasons are for there being between 400 and 450 million old, round pound coins still in circulation.

    • UK Trade with EU

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department's paper, The long-term economic impact of EU membership and the alternatives, published on 18 April 2016, still represents his...

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will freeze beer duty in Budget 2017.

      European Investment Bank

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of not being able to access European Investment Bank funds on infrastructure investment after the UK...

      Working Tax Credit: Glasgow East

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people in Glasgow East constituency who are eligible for but do not claim working tax credit payments.

      Treasury: Scientific Advisers

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that its activities are informed by proactive and independent scientific advice; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department of Health

    • Community Health Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library copies of the external auditors' reports of community health partnerships for each of the last three financial years.

    • Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support the NHS provides to partners of patients who receive a diagnosis.

      Familial Hypercholesterolaemia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he has made an assessment of the adequacy of the referral pathway for patients with familial hypercholesterolemia.

      Lipodystrophy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what training is given to healthcare professionals on the identification, treatment and management of patients with (a) lipid disorders and (b)...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on delivering the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health recommendation on building the evidence base for specialist...

      Lipodystrophy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what treatments are approved for use by the NHS for patients diagnosed with generalised and partial lipodystrophy.

      Lipodystrophy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what services are commissioned (a) centrally and (b) locally for the management and treatment of patients diagnosed with generalised or partial lipodystrophy.

      Lipodystrophy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what patient information and support is available for patients diagnosed with generalised or partial lipodystrophy.

      Lipodystrophy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support is available to patients diagnosed with generalised or partial lipodystrophy who live far away from specialised treatment centres.

      Lipodystrophy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what specialist treatment centres are available in England for the management and treatment of generalised and partial lipodystrophy; and what referral...

      Lipodystrophy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what data is collected by the NHS on the identification and management of patients with (a) metabolic disorders and (b) generalised or partial lipodystrophy.

      Lipodystrophy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the estimated prevalence is of (a) generalised and (b) partial lipodystrophy in England.

      Lipodystrophy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total number was of patients diagnosed with (a) generalised and (b) partial lipodystrophy in each of the last five years for which figures are...

      Lipodystrophy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidelines are used by NHS services for the diagnosis, referral and treatment of patients with (a) metabolic disorders and (d) generalised or...

      Herceptin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable is for the introduction of herceptin on the NHS as a treatment for (a) rare forms of cancer and (b) lacrimal gland carcinoma.

      NHS Property Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library correspondence with NHS Property Services Limited on that company's proposals for an executive bonus for three directors...

      NHS Property Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason he approved the application by NHS Property Services Limited to extend the deadline set for the repayment of the loan by six months to 30...

      General Practitioners: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 15 September 2017 to Question 9467, what assessment his Department has made of the risks involved in increasing the level of...

      NHS Property Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has given permission to relocate the main premises of NHS Property Services in London.

      NHS Property and Estates Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with Sir Robert Naylor about implementing the recommendations in his review of NHS Estates.

      Poisoning: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were admitted via accident and emergency departments with a primary diagnosis of poisoning, including overdose, in each month of...

      Gynaecology: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were admitted via accident and emergency departments with a primary diagnosis of a gynaecological condition in each month of financial...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the number of children diagnosed as obese in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) the first six months of 2017.

      Transplant Surgery: Stem Cells

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the availability of NHS post-stem cell transplant services for blood cancer patients.

      Prisons: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2017 to Question 106453, what the timetable is for the report on prison health staff to be published.

      Pathology: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 10 October 2017 to Question 105321, for what reason that information is not collected centrally; and if he will make it his...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on the Government's calorie reduction programme.

      NHS Shared Business Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2017 to Question 105521, on NHS Shared Business Services, if he will publish the agreement reached between NHS...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2017 to Question 8617, whether policy proposals that have not yet been endorsed by a clinical reference group will...

  • Department for Transport

    • Midland Main Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on journey times of the introduction of Intercity Express Programme trains between London and Sheffield.

    • Egypt: Aviation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measurements of safety levels they apply to Sharm El Sheikh airport.

  • Attorney General

    • Islamic State: Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the recommendation in paragraph 6.2.3. of Council of Europe Resolution 2190 (2017) regarding “not prioritising,...

  • Department for International Development

    • Usa: Unesco

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on UNESCO of the government of the United States' announcement of its intention to withdraw from UNESCO at...

    • UNICEF: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the Department for International Development's core and non-core funding to UNICEF in (1) 2014–15, (2) 2015–16, and (3) 2016–17.

      Marie Stopes International: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what core and non-core funding the Department for International Development provided to Marie Stopes International in (1) 2014–15, (2) 2015–16, and (3)...

  • Department for Education

    • Academies: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the pay and conditions of multi-academy trust staff are monitored.

    • Runaway Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to prevent children in the care of local authorities from going missing.

      Education: Commonwealth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they propose to send a Minister to represent them at the Commonwealth Education Ministers Conference in Fiji in February 2018.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Mental Illness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were transferred from prison to hospital under the Mental Health Act 1983 in (1) 2015; (2) 2016; and (3) 2017.

    • Prisoners: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) males, and (2) females, who are currently serving prison sentences in England and Wales are over the age of 80.

      Prisoners' Release: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of people leaving prison had settled accommodation arranged on release in each of the last three years.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Pumpkins

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of pumpkins produced in England.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Non-domestic Rates: Tax Evasion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many businesses have been found to be avoiding business rates through fraudulent use of mandatory business rates reliefs in each of the past five financial...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement made by Baroness Goldie on 17 October (HL Deb, col 511), what undertakings they have provided to the devolved administrations to...

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the comments by a spokesperson for the Department for Exiting the European Union to the Guardian, published on 23 October, that “We are...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

What is this?

The parliamentary question is a great way for MPs and Peers to discover information which the government may not wish to reveal. Ministers reply via written answers, a list of which gets published daily.

We let you vote on whether or not the answer given is adequate.

October 2017
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031 

Did you find what you were looking for?