Part 2: Oral or Written Questions from
Thursday 19 January 2017

Notes:
* Indicates a Question for Oral Answer.
+ Indicates a Question not included in the random selection process but accepted because the quota for that day had not been filled.
[N] Indicates a Question for Written Answer on a named day, i.e. the Member has indicated under S.O. No. 22(4) the day on which he wishes the Question to be answered.
[R] Indicates that a relevant interest has been declared.


Questions for Oral or Written Answer

beginning on Wednesday 18 January 2017

(the ‘Questions Book’)

Part 2: Oral or Written Questions from

Thursday 19 January 2017


For Written Questions for answer on the date of this paper, see Part 1 of this paper and the Order Paper.

Questions in this paper are arranged in the following way: date for answer; Oral before Written under each date; date of tabling under each answering date; unstarred and transferred questions followed by answering departments in alphabetical order.

Thursday 19 January  

Questions for Oral Answer

 
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
 
1
Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck (South Shields): What steps her Department is taking to measure levels of household food insecurity.
    (908252)
2
Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North): What steps she is taking to improve air quality.
    (908253)
3
Helen Goodman (Bishop Auckland): What assessment she has made of the potential effect on hill farmers of the UK leaving the Common Agricultural Policy.
    (908254)
4
Bob Blackman (Harrow East): What assessment she has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the regulation of farming.
    (908255)
5
Matt Warman (Boston and Skegness): How many flood defence schemes are planned for construction as a result of government investment up to 2021.
    (908256)
6
Matthew Pennycook (Greenwich and Woolwich): What steps she is taking to improve air quality.
    (908257)
8
Sir David Amess (Southend West): What support the Government is making available for tree planting.
    (908259)
9
Patricia Gibson (North Ayrshire and Arran): What assessment she has made of the effect on the rural economy of the UK's decision to leave the EU.
    (908260)
10
Julian Sturdy (York Outer): What assessment she has made of the role of agri-tech in improving the productivity of the food and farming industries.
    (908261)
11
Gavin Newlands (Paisley and Renfrewshire North): What assessment she has made of the effect on the rural economy of the UK's decision to leave the EU.
    (908262)
12
Oliver Colvile (Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport): What plans her Department has to increase awareness of the potential benefits of the natural environment.
    (908263)
15
Andrew Bingham (High Peak): What assessment she has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the regulation of farming.
    (908266)
16
Peter Aldous (Waveney): What progress the Government is making on achieving sustainable levels of fishing.
    (908267)
17
Kirsten Oswald (East Renfrewshire): What assessment she has made of the effect on the rural economy of the UK's decision to leave the EU.
    (908268)
At 10.00am
Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The Members listed below have been selected by ballot to ask a Topical Question.
1
Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck (South Shields): If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
    (908270)
2
Sir Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):  
    (908271)
3
Kevin Hollinrake (Thirsk and Malton):  
    (908272)
4
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):  
    (908273)
5
Nigel Huddleston (Mid Worcestershire):  
    (908274)
6
Mr Douglas Carswell (Clacton):  
    (908275)
7
Steve Double (St Austell and Newquay):  
    (908276)
8
Scott Mann (North Cornwall):  
    (908277)
At 10.10am
Oral Questions to the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, and the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission, and the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission
 
1
Helen Goodman (Bishop Auckland): To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what support the Church of England is giving to Christians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
    (908240)
2
Chi Onwurah (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England is taking to (a) tackle human trafficking and (b) support vulnerable women.
    (908241)
3
Bob Blackman (Harrow East): To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, how the Church of England plans to support prisoners and prison chaplains across the prison estate.
    (908242)
4
Oliver Colvile (Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport): To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England has taken to reach new audiences through social and digital media.
    (908243)
5
Tom Pursglove (Corby): To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what assessment the Church of England has made of recent trends in the level of theft of lead from church buildings.
    (908244)
6
Mr David Nuttall (Bury North): To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, how the Church of England plans to support prisoners and prison chaplains across the prison estate.
    (908245)
8
Henry Smith (Crawley): To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission, what progress the Commission has made in reducing the expenditure of the NAO.
    (908247)
9
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East): To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, in what way Church of England asset investments support a low-carbon economy.
    (908248)
10
Chris Bryant (Rhondda): To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the timetable is for work on the Northern Estate to be completed.
    (908249)
12
Christian Matheson (City of Chester): To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England has taken to promote churches and cathedrals as tourist destinations.
    (908251)

Questions for Written Answer

Notices given on Monday 9 January

1
N
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many serving police officers in each constabulary in the North West received counselling in (a) 2014, (b) 2015 and (c) 2016 following an assault or attendance at a traumatic crime scene or road traffic accident.
    (59047)
2
N
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate she has made of the wastage rate of staff employed by the Legal Aid Agency in each year since that agency's creation on 1 April 2013.
    (59046)
3
N
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate she has made of the wastage rates of public sector prison support staff in each year since 2010.
    (59169)

Notices given on Wednesday 11 January

1
N
Derek Twigg (Halton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many surgical procedures were cancelled in each NHS acute hospital trust in December 2016.
    (59598)
2
N
Derek Twigg (Halton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS ambulance trusts met their response targets in December 2016.
    (59599)
3
N
Derek Twigg (Halton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2016 to Question 57440, how the safety of asylum seekers housed in initial accommodation centres is protected when such centres go through public consultations and the planning process.
    (59600)

Notices given on Friday 13 January

1
N
Richard Arkless (Dumfries and Galloway): To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with the Prime Minister and other Cabinet colleagues on the content of Scotland's plan for the UK leaving the EU, Scotland's place in Europe, published on 20 December 2016.
    (59966)
2
N
Fiona Bruce (Congleton): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the AA, RAC, RAC Foundation, Institute of Advanced Motoring, Police Federation, Fire Brigades Union and Royal College of Emergency Medicine on introducing a lower drink-driving limit in England and Wales as an effective and cost effective way of reducing road deaths; and if he will make a statement.
    (59933)
3
N
Fiona Bruce (Congleton): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the recent report by Public Health England on the significant increased risk of a crash occurring when a driver has above 40mg alcohol per 100ml blood.
    (59938)

Notices given on Monday 16 January

1
N
Mr Roger Godsiff (Birmingham, Hall Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what companies each Minister of his Department has responsibility for government relationships with.
    (60138)
2
N
Clive Lewis (Norwich South): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on what date Shareholder Executive authorised the Green Investment Bank to set up OSW Co Holdings 1 Limited, Galloper Holdco Ltd, Rampion Holdco Limited, Rampion Investco Limited, OSW LP Holdco Limited, WMR Holdco Limited, Project G Holdings 1 Limited and Project G Holdco Limited.
    (60176)
3
N
Clive Lewis (Norwich South): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what level of ministerial clearance was required by Shareholder Executive to enable the Green Investment Bank to set up OSW Co Holdings 1 Limited, Galloper Holdco Ltd, Rampion Hold Co Limited, Rampion Investco Limited, OSW LP Hold Co Limited, WMR HoldCo Limited, Project G Holdings 1 Limited and Project G Holdco Limited.
    (60177)
4
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information he holds on where the proposed tidal lagoon power plants in England and Wales, other than Swansea Bay, are likely to be built.
    (60084)
5
N
Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many senior civil servants were on a leave of absence from work due to mental illness in each month of the year since 2010.
    (60194)
6
N
Callum McCaig (Aberdeen South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of fiscal changes made in the Budget 2016 on capital investment in the oil and gas sector.
    (60017)
7
N
Callum McCaig (Aberdeen South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of fiscal changes made in the Budget 2016 on exploration in the oil and gas sector.
    (60018)
8
N
Callum McCaig (Aberdeen South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to boost oil and gas exploration in the UK continental shelf.
    (60019)
9
N
Callum McCaig (Aberdeen South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of fiscal changes made in the Budget 2016 on levels of employment in the UK oil and gas sector.
    (60020)
10
N
Neil Coyle (Bermondsey and Old Southwark): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations he has received on planning policies and legislation that could affect Millwall FC's continued location in Lewisham; and if he will make a statement.
    (60082)
11
N
Mims Davies (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of land in England is covered by an adopted local plan.
    (60038)
12
N
Mims Davies (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many neighbourhood plans have been adopted in England.
    (60039)
13
N
Mims Davies (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of protection for ancient woodland in the National Planning Policy Framework.
    (60178)
14
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland and Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes have been built in Ebbsfleet Garden City.
    (60021)
15
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether it is his policy for proposed garden cities, towns and villages to expand indefinitely or be limited to a size at which more stringent planning rules will apply.
    (60091)
16
N
Royston Smith (Southampton, Itchen): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits of exempting NHS premises from business rates; and if he will make a statement.
    (60032)
17
N
Royston Smith (Southampton, Itchen): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the cost of billing for and collection of business rates from NHS premises in (a) Southampton and (b) England was for 2015-16.
    (60033)
18
N
Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much each local authority (a) received in revenue support grant and (b) collected in business rates in each of the last 10 years.
    (60080)
19
N
Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment she has made of the potential effect on local library provision of changes in government funding for local authorities.
    (60025)
20
N
Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 16 January 2017 to Question 59468, if she will publish any representations made to her Department on public interest considerations relating to the proposed merger of 21st Century Fox and Sky.
    (60152)
21
N
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the Gambling Commission after the date of the closure of the call for evidence for the Review of Gaming and Social Responsibility Measures.
    (60087)
22
N
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many responses her Department has received to the Review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures from (a) local authorities, (b) representatives of the gambling industry, (c) charities and (d) individuals.
    (60088)
23
N
Marion Fellows (Motherwell and Wishaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to improve mobile telephone coverage in Lanarkshire.
    (60024)
24
N
Justin Madders (Ellesmere Port and Neston): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much the Government invested in grass roots football in 2015-16.
    (60181)
25
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to encourage young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to participate in (a) drama, (b) music and (c) art.
    (60064)
26
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to encourage young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to participate in (a) drama, (b) music and (c) art.
    (60078)
27
N
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which of the Army's current units will form the planned strike experimental group based in Warminster.
    (60034)
28
N
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what artillery will be assigned to the planned strike experimental group based in Warminster.
    (60035)
29
N
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) 51mm light mortars, (b) 81mm mortars, (c) 105mm light guns, (d) AS90 artillery guns and (e) 227mm multiple-launch rocket systems are (i) in service and (ii) fit for purpose.
    (60036)
30
N
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Air Force (a) engineering officers and (b) aircraft technicians have been charged for safety lapses in each year since 2010.
    (60037)
31
N
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made on the Medium Wheeled Gun System project.
    (60107)
32
N
Ian Austin (Dudley North): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department has spent on advertising the change to numerical grading for GCSE exams.
    (60029)
33
N
Ian Austin (Dudley North): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many applications her Department has received from secondary schools wishing to extend their school day.
    (60085)
34
N
Ian Austin (Dudley North): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many secondary schools have been granted funding to extend their current school day.
    (60086)
35
N
Ian Austin (Dudley North): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what research her Department has commissioned on the potential benefits and costs of extending the school day in secondary schools.
    (60179)
36
N
Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to publish proposals for an integrated plan for lifelong learning.
    (60140)
37
N
Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to publish the Government's response to its consultation on public sector apprenticeship targets of January 2016.
    (60141)
38
N
Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2016 to Question 53834, when she plans to publish the Government's response to its call for evidence on credit transfers for part-time learners.
    (60186)
39
N
Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will take steps to ensure that the proposed Office for Students prioritises the promotion of part-time and lifelong learning.
    (60187)
40
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of (a) registered and (b) active school teachers obtained their initial teaching qualification in an EU country other than the UK.
    (60063)
41
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many UK nationals are currently enrolled on an undergraduate degree at a university in another EU country.
    (60112)
42
N
Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students in each region of England learned an instrument at school in each of the last six years.
    (60134)
43
N
Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students in England in receipt of free school meals studied music at GCSE in each of the last six years.
    (60135)
44
N
Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students in England in receipt of free school meals studied art at GCSE in each of the last six years.
    (60136)
45
N
Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students in England studied art at GCSE level in each of the last 10 years.
    (60153)
46
N
Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students in England studied music at GCSE level in each of the last 10 years.
    (60154)
47
N
Alison Thewliss (Glasgow Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many retailers in England have been fined for failure to comply with the Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula (England) Regulations 2007 in each year since 2007.
    (60132)
48
N
Alison Thewliss (Glasgow Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many retailers in Northern Ireland have been fined for failure to comply with the Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2007 in each year since 2007.
    (60133)
49
N
Alison Thewliss (Glasgow Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many retailers in Wales have been fined for not complying with the Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula (Wales) Regulations 2007 in each year since 2007.
    (60180)
50
N
Hilary Benn (Leeds Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what estimate he has made of the total outstanding budgetary commitments and pension liabilities the UK has currently to the EU; and what estimate he has made of the potential amount of such commitments and liabilities when Article 50 is triggered.
    (60044)
51
N
Hilary Benn (Leeds Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many full-time equivalent staff his Department has had in each month to date since it was established.
    (60045)
52
N
Hilary Benn (Leeds Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will publish an organisational chart of his Department's senior management team and its responsibilities.
    (60046)
53
N
Hilary Benn (Leeds Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2016 to Question 55210, which consultancy firms his Department has used the services of since then on a (a) pro bono or nominal £1 basis and (b) paid basis; and for what services those firms were so used.
    (60047)
54
N
Justin Madders (Ellesmere Port and Neston): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January 2017 to Question 59261, on football: China, if he will publish the advice he received before the decision was made to allocate that funding.
    (60129)
55
N
Justin Madders (Ellesmere Port and Neston): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January 2017 to Question 59261, on football: China, when he plans to assess the effect of the funding provided.
    (60130)
56
N
Justin Madders (Ellesmere Port and Neston): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January 2017 to Question 59261, on football: China, which organisations the funding was allocated to.
    (60131)
57
N
Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the net change has been in the number of in-patient perinatal mental health beds since 2010.
    (60196)
58
N
Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many clinical psychologists were employed by each local authority in each year since 2010.
    (60197)
59
N
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to extend an Immigration Skills Charge to (a) new and (b) existing NHS clinical staff recruited from the European Economic Area (EEA) in the event of the UK leaving the EEA.
    (60013)
60
N
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people who joined the NHS workforce in England in the last 12 month period for which figures are available are known to have (a) British nationality, (b) European Economic Area nationality other than British and (c) another nationality.
    (60014)
61
N
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the potential annual cost to the NHS of the introduction of the Immigration Skills Charge (a) from April 2017 and (b) in the event of that charge being extended to cover nationals of countries within the European Economic Area after the UK has left the EU.
    (60015)
62
N
Catherine McKinnell (Newcastle upon Tyne North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the increasing cost of providing children's palliative care since 2006-07.
    (60027)
63
N
Dr Tania Mathias (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the evidence indicating the clinical benefits of the co-location of children's services with children congenital heart disease services that supported its inclusion in the final standards for congenital heart disease contained in the New Congenital Heart Disease Review: Final Report.
    (60193)
64
N
Sir Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent progress he has made on improving procurement in the NHS; and if he will make a statement.
    (60171)
65
N
Sir Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what mechanisms are in place to disseminate best practice relating to the provision of accident and emergency care.
    (60172)
66
N
Sir Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to increase the number of medical students going into general practice.
    (60173)
67
N
Ms Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications (a) received, (b) accepted and (c) refused for UK visas have referred to rights under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights in each of the last three years.
    (60028)
68
N
Ms Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average length of time taken to consider an application for a UK visa was in cases where an applicant referenced Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights in each of the last three years.
    (60175)
69
N
Hilary Benn (Leeds Central): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Government's statement of 11 July 2016, The status of EU nationals in the UK, setting out the criteria under which EU nationals automatically have a permanent right to reside, whether EU nationals that (a) fulfilled those criteria on 23 June 2016, (b) fulfil those criteria on the date when Article 50 is triggered and (c) fulfil those criteria on the date when the UK leaves the EU will be required subsequently to register for documentation to confirm their resident status at those respective dates.
    (60048)
70
N
Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers were on a leave of absence from work due to mental illness in each year from 2010.
    (60198)
71
N
Alex Cunningham (Stockton North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate the Government has made of (a) the number of asylum seekers who have had to wait more than six months for their application to be decided, (b) the total number of applications outstanding and (c) the need for additional resources to clear the backlog.
    (60192)
72
N
Stephen Doughty (Cardiff South and Penarth): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Reik Machar, the leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Army-in-Opposition, holds (a) UK citizenship and (b) a valid UK passport.
    (60066)
73
N
Stephen Doughty (Cardiff South and Penarth): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many UK citizens hold dual nationality with South Sudan; and how many such citizens have valid UK passports.
    (60090)
74
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland and Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) stun weapons, (b) firearms, (c) knives and (d) explosives have been seized at the UK border in each year since 2011-12.
    (60022)
75
N
Drew Hendry (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey of 10 January 2017 requesting an urgent meeting.
    (60031)
76
N
Ian Murray (Edinburgh South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what forecast the Government has made of the effect of immigration policy on the ratio of working people to retired people in the next (a) five, (b) 10 and (c) 20 years.
    (60189)
77
N
Ian Murray (Edinburgh South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress the Government has made on relocating child refugees from France, Greece and Italy; and how many child refugees have been so relocated to the UK since the Immigration Act 2016 came into force.
    (60199)
78
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2016 to Question 55899, in what circumstances EEA nationals are removed from the UK under Operation Adoze.
    (60110)
79
N
Ms Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which international agreements, deals and memoranda of understanding the Government has signed with foreign governments relating to bilateral trade with the UK in the last 12 months.
    (60174)
80
N
Mr Roger Godsiff (Birmingham, Hall Green): To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what companies each Minister in his Department has responsibility for government relationships with.
    (60139)
81
N
Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers were on a leave of absence from work due to mental illness in each year from 2010.
    (60195)
82
N
Richard Burgon (Leeds East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Tornado team members were deployed to HM Prison Birmingham on 16 December 2016; and from which prisons they were so deployed.
    (60049)
83
N
Richard Burgon (Leeds East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many West Midlands police officers were deployed under authority of the incident Gold Commander (a) inside and (b) outside the perimeter of HM Prison Birmingham during the disturbance of 16 December 2016.
    (60050)
84
N
Richard Burgon (Leeds East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, at what time (a) G4S transferred control of HM Prison Birmingham to HM Prison Service and (b) authority over that prison was restored to G4S during the disturbance of 16 December 2016 at HM Prison Birmingham.
    (60051)
85
N
Richard Burgon (Leeds East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, (a) how many prisoners were removed from and (b) to which prisons those prisoners were transferred after the disturbance at HM Prison Birmingham on 16 December 2016.
    (60052)
86
N
Richard Burgon (Leeds East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) prisoners have been removed from and (b) cells required repair as a result of incidents of indiscipline in each prison in each year since 2010.
    (60053)
87
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what contingency plans for revisions to or re-routing of High Speed 2 have been prepared in the event that ground investigations in the Chilterns reveal that tunnelling in the area adds significantly to costs or presents unacceptable risks.
    (60109)
88
N
Peter Kyle (Hove): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 16 January 2017 to Question 59594, how many trains ran with fewer than the scheduled number of carriages during peak-time hours across the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise in December 2016.
    (60089)
89
N
Edward Miliband (Doncaster North): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many properties in Yorkshire are directly affected by the new High Speed 2 route proposal on the M18/Eastern route; and how many such properties were directly affected by the previous Meadowhall route.
    (60058)
90
N
Edward Miliband (Doncaster North): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how (a) many High Speed 2 trains per hour and (b) long those trains will be that will serve Sheffield Midland on the basis of the new route proposal on the M18/Eastern route.
    (60059)
91
N
Edward Miliband (Doncaster North): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how (a) many High Speed 2 trains per hour and (b) how long those trains would have been that served Meadowhall station under the route proposal previous to the present proposal.
    (60060)
92
N
Edward Miliband (Doncaster North): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to figure 17 of his Department's publication, High Speed 2: from Crewe to Manchester, the West Midlands to Leeds and beyond, Cm 9355, whether the stated journey time benefits in the HS2 Phase B: Command Paper (Figure 17) for journeys from Sheffield Midland Station to Birmingham and Leeds include the upgrading of the existing line north of Sheffield Midland station to form the northern loop.
    (60190)
93
N
Edward Miliband (Doncaster North): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to figure 17 of his Department's publication, High Speed 2: from Crewe to Manchester, the West Midlands to Leeds and beyond, Cm 9355, whether journey time benefits for journeys from Sheffield Midland Station to Birmingham and Leeds include the upgrading of the existing line north of Sheffield Midland Station to form the northern loop.
    (60191)
94
N
Sarah Olney (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies on the financial viability of a third runway at Heathrow Airport of the finding of Transport for London in its report of March 2016, entitled Landing the Right Airport of March 2016, that upgrades to surface access will cost £15 billion to £20 billion.
    (60127)
95
N
Sarah Olney (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will estimate the cost of upgrading surface access to Heathrow Airport in the event of a third runway being built at that airport.
    (60128)
96
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of annual users of the A1(M).
    (60079)
97
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what features of a smart motorway the proposed A1(M) widening project will include.
    (60081)
98
N
Chris Elmore (Ogmore): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the electrification of the rail line from Cardiff to Swansea.
    (60111)
99
N
Ms Angela Eagle (Wallasey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the effect on funding for housing benefit for residents in supported housing of capping that benefit in line with local housing allowance levels from 2019-20.
    (60023)
100
N
Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of households in receipt of out-of-work benefits who were (a) covered and (b) not covered by the household benefit cap moved into work between April 2013 and August 2016.
    (60030)
101
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress has been made as a result of consultations on section 75 pensions liabilities for small plumbing partnerships.
    (60108)
102
N
Stewart Malcolm McDonald (Glasgow South): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to estimate how many people have received (a) job seeker's allowance and (b) employment support allowance in Glasgow South constituency after using services at (i) Castlemilk and (ii) Langside jobcentres before carrying out an equality impact assessment on closing those jobcentres.
    (60061)
103
N
Stewart Malcolm McDonald (Glasgow South): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to publish the savings anticipated from the proposed closure of the jobcentres in (a) Castlemilk and (b) Langside.
    (60062)
104
N
Stewart Malcolm McDonald (Glasgow South): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with jobcentre staff on their extra travel time and costs resulting from proposed jobcentre closures in (a) Castlemilk and (b) Langside.
    (60106)
105
N
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that universal credit claimants have access to IT facilities in order to help them comply with the claimant commitment.
    (60054)
106
N
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that universal credit claimants have access to IT skills training in order to help them comply with the claimant commitment.
    (60055)
107
N
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has to ensure that universal credit claimants have access to IT facilities in order to comply with his Department's claimant commitment.
    (60056)
108
N
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has to ensure that universal credit claimants have access to IT skills training in order to comply with his Department's claimant commitment.
    (60057)
109
N
Alison Thewliss (Glasgow Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on what date his Department will issue a map of catchment areas for each Jobcentre Plus office in the city of Glasgow.
    (60016)
110
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 12 January 2017 to Question 59041, on members: correspondence, whether the information contained in that Answer relates to substantive replies being sent to hon. Members.
    (60026)

Notices given on Tuesday 17 January

1
N
Mike Wood (Dudley South): To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what estimate the Church Commissioners have made of the potential cost of repairing historic windows in churches.
[Question Unstarred]   (908246)
2
N
Neil Carmichael (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to ensure that UK agricultural produce will have access to EU markets after the UK leaves the EU.
[Question Unstarred]   (908265)
3
N
Neil Coyle (Bermondsey and Old Southwark): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues and officials on planning policies and legislation that could affect Millwall FC's ability to remain located in Lewisham.
[Transferred]   (60083)
4
N
Mr Roger Godsiff (Birmingham, Hall Green): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the UK is taking to provide support for refugee children in (a) Europe and (b) the UK.
[Transferred]   (60137)
5
 
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of employees in his Department working in full-time business support roles in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
    (60287)
6
 
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of small businesses that have closed in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
    (60288)
7
 
Caroline Lucas (Brighton, Pavilion): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the role is of the trustees of the special share company of the Green Investment Bank.
    (60280)
8
 
Caroline Lucas (Brighton, Pavilion): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the trustees of the special share company of the Green Investment Bank will authorise individual investment proposals.
    (60281)
9
 
Caroline Lucas (Brighton, Pavilion): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many staff at the Green Investment Bank have previously worked for the Government's preferred bidder for the Government's shares in that bank.
    (60282)
10
 
Daniel Zeichner (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will prioritise maintaining access to Horizon 2020 funding for UK researchers during negotiations on the UK leaving the EU.
    (60308)
11
 
Conor Burns (Bournemouth West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has accrued to the public purse through the removal of personal allowances for annual incomes in excess of £100,000 in each of the last three years.
    (60464)
12
 
Neil Gray (Airdrie and Shotts): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate how much his Department expects to accrue to the public purse in this financial year from the apprenticeship levy.
    (60465)
13
 
Dr Rupa Huq (Ealing Central and Acton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the private registers of beneficial ownership currently being created by the UK's Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies will be incorporated into the UK's existing exchange of information pertaining to beneficial ownership with France, Spain, Germany and Italy.
    (60459)
14
 
Dr Rupa Huq (Ealing Central and Acton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the cross-agency task force tasked with investigating the so-called Panama Papers will make its first progress report to Parliament.
    (60460)
15
 
Jim Shannon (Strangford): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps he plans to take to support rural communities and enable the UK to become self-sufficient for food.
    (60340)
16
 
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what work the Church of England is undertaking to tackle indebtedness.
    (60251)
17
 
Richard Burgon (Leeds East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the levels of home ownership have been in (a) Leeds East constituency, (b) Leeds, (c) West Yorkshire and (d) the UK in each year since 2010.
    (60403)
18
 
Richard Burgon (Leeds East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people have received assistance from the Government's Help to Buy scheme in (a) Leeds East constituency, (b) Leeds, (c) West Yorkshire and (d) the UK in each year since 2010.
    (60405)
19
 
Richard Burgon (Leeds East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many social rented homes have been built in (a) Leeds East constituency, (b) Leeds, (c) West Yorkshire and (d) the UK in each year since 2010.
    (60406)
20
 
Richard Burgon (Leeds East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much capital has been spent on social housing in (a) Leeds East constituency, (b) Leeds, (c) West Yorkshire and (d) the UK in each year since 2010.
    (60408)
21
 
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many businesses paid business rates in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) nationally in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
    (60286)
22
 
Luke Hall (Thornbury and Yate): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether Garden Village proposals which do not meet the criteria of achieving substantial local community support as set out at point 11 on page 6 of Locally-led Garden Villages, Towns and Cities, published by his Department in March 2016, and which were not selected in the initial round will not receive either informal or formal support from the Homes and Communities Agency in progressing those proposals outside the scheme.
    (60372)
23
 
Luke Hall (Thornbury and Yate): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether Garden Village proposals which do not meet the criteria of demonstrating that their infrastructure has been clearly assessed as set out at point 29 on page 8 of Locally-led Garden Villages, Towns and Cities, published by his Department in March 2016, and which were not selected in the initial round will not receive either informal or formal support from the Homes and Communities Agency in progressing those proposals outside the scheme.
    (60373)
24
 
Luke Hall (Thornbury and Yate): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether Garden Village proposals which do not meet the criteria of making use of public sector or brownfield land as set out at point 20 on page 8 of Locally-led Garden Villages, Towns and Cities, published by his Department in March 2016, and which were not selected in the initial round will not receive either informal or formal support from the Homes and Communities Agency in progressing those proposals outside the scheme.
    (60374)
25
 
Luke Hall (Thornbury and Yate): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether Garden Village proposals which do not meet the criteria of not being discrete settlements or town expansions as set out at point 14 on page 7 of Locally-led Garden Villages, Towns and Cities, published by his Department in March 2016, and which were not selected in the initial round will not receive either informal or formal support from the Homes and Communities Agency in progressing those proposals outside the scheme.
    (60375)
26
 
Luke Hall (Thornbury and Yate): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether Garden Village proposals which do not meet the criteria of having a substantive engagement strategy to win local support as set out at point 17 on page 7 of Locally-led Garden Villages, Towns and Cities, published by his Department in March 2016, and which were not selected in the initial round will not receive either informal or formal support from the Homes and Communities Agency in progressing those proposals outside the scheme.
    (60376)
27
 
Luke Hall (Thornbury and Yate): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether Garden Village proposals which do not meet the criteria set out in Locally-Led Garden Villages, Towns and Cities, published by his Department in March 2016, and which were not selected in the initial round will not receive either informal or formal supply by the Homes and Communities Agency in progressing those proposals outside of the scheme.
    (60412)
28
 
John Healey (Wentworth and Dearne): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to ban letting fees for tenants; and when he plans for that ban to come into effect.
    (60219)
29
 
John Healey (Wentworth and Dearne): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department made of the potential merits of funding homes for social rent in advance of the publication of the Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme 2016 to 2021: Addendum to the Prospectus, published in January 2017; and if he will place a copy of the modelling, workings and data on which that assessment was based in the Library.
    (60300)
30
 
John Healey (Wentworth and Dearne): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 16 January 2017 to Question 59492, if he will place in the Library the assumptions, working and modelling supplied by his Department which support the policy costing of the move to tenure flexibility for the Affordable Homes Programme undertaken by the Office for Budget Responsibility.
    (60365)
31
 
John Healey (Wentworth and Dearne): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 16 January 2017 to Question 59492, if he will place in the Library the modelling, workings and data on which the impact assessment of changes to affordable housing announced in the Autumn Statement 2016 were based which include the assessment of the effect of those policy changes on the (a) number and (b) tenure of affordable homes.
    (60366)
32
 
Jim Shannon (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) brain injuries and (b) cases of concussion caused as a result of people playing (i) football, (ii) rugby and (iii) other sports have been recorded in each of the last five years.
    (60350)
33
 
Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16 January 2017 to Question 59322, what role the respect of human rights plays in the training provided to the Burmese Army.
    (60298)
34
 
Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16 January 2017 to Question 59322, what information his Department holds on whether personnel in the Burmese Army who were trained by courses funded by the Government have been accused of committing human rights violations against the Rohingya people.
    (60299)
35
 
Douglas Chapman (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what was the designated Fleet Ready Escort or Escorts from 15 December 2016 to 14 January 2017.
    (60455)
36
 
Douglas Chapman (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total cost is of integrating the Brimstone 2 missile on the (a) Joint Strike Fighter and (b) Typhoon aircraft.
    (60456)
37
 
Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January 2017 to Question 59273, how much funding from the public purse has been given for projects to train and equip Syrians to collect evidence of human rights violations and abuses; and what the names of those projects are.
    (60357)
38
 
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) officers, (b) officer cadets and (c) non-commissioned personnel from non-UK military forces receiving training in the UK have been subject to a criminal investigation in each year since 2010.
    (60344)
39
 
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) officers and (b) non-commissioned personnel in the armed forces have been (i) investigated and (ii) convicted for the offence of fraud in each year since 2010.
    (60345)
40
 
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) officers, (b) officer cadets and (c) non-commissioned personnel from non-UK military forces receiving training in the UK have been convicted for an offence in each year since 2010.
    (60346)
41
 
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse was of acts of fraud committed by armed forces personnel in each year since 2010.
    (60347)
42
 
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military assistants his Department employs.
    (60362)
43
 
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) officers and (b) officer cadets from overseas militaries have received training in the UK in each of the last five years.
    (60363)
44
 
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many non-commissioned personnel from overseas militaries have received training in the UK in each of the last five years.
    (60364)
45
 
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which of the army's regiments he plans will receive the first Ajax armoured fighting vehicle.
    (60377)
46
 
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many female (a) officers and (b) non-commissioned personnel are currently serving in ground close combat units.
    (60378)
47
 
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to raise public awareness of opportunities available to women in ground close combat roles.
    (60379)
48
 
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost of damage to the Defence Estate caused by officers and soldiers from overseas militaries was in each year since 2010.
    (60409)
49
 
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse was of damage to the Defence Estate caused by protestors in each year since 2010.
    (60410)
50
 
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much fuel was procured by his Department in 2015-16.
    (60490)
51
 
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's current fuel hedging arrangement is.
    (60491)
52
 
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much of the fuel procured by his Department in 2015-16 was financially hedged.
    (60492)
53
 
Catherine West (Hornsey and Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether UK funding to the Burmese army is conditional upon their commitment to an agreed plan to improve human rights in Burma.
    (60447)
54
 
Graham Evans (Weaver Vale): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it remains her Department's policy to support the Holocaust Educational Trust's Lessons from Auschwitz Project.
    (60214)
55
 
Jess Phillips (Birmingham, Yardley): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department plans to increase funding for schools from the public purse in order to expand breakfast clubs; and if she will make a statement.
    (60207)
56
 
Jim Shannon (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to prevent children from self-harming due to social media.
    (60480)
57
 
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what definition of the workforce will be used for the purposes of deciding the percentage of apprentices to be engaged by a school under apprenticeship levy proposals.
    (60466)
58
 
Catherine West (Hornsey and Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January 2017 to Question 58806, if she will consider the merits of recording data on the improper reporting of pupil exclusions.
    (60297)
59
 
Jim Shannon (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to make the UK self-sufficient for all food.
    (60339)
60
 
Jim Shannon (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to protect the habitats of bees and butterflies.
    (60341)
61
 
Jim Shannon (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to maintain the UK's air quality targets after the UK leaves the EU.
    (60353)
62
 
Cat Smith (Lancaster and Fleetwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether partial Basic Payment Scheme payments to customers made by the Rural Payment Agency are included in the Agency's published performance results.
    (60445)
63
 
Cat Smith (Lancaster and Fleetwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether EU disallowance fines relating to the Common Agricultural Policy are paid for through Common Agricultural Policy funds.
    (60453)
64
 
Cat Smith (Lancaster and Fleetwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on how many occasions the UK has incurred EU disallowance fines relating to the Commons Agricultural Policy in the last five years.
    (60454)
65
 
Catherine West (Hornsey and Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with her Australian counterpart on the constitutional status and sovereignty of Norfolk Island.
    (60446)
66
 
Stephen Gethins (North East Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on exporters from developing countries.
    (60204)
67
 
Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many staff his Department has recruited since June 2016; what proportion of those staff identify as (a) female, (b) male and (c) another gender; what proportion of the total number of staff recruited identify as BAME; and what proportion of that total number has negotiation expertise.
    (60283)
68
 
Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2016 to Question 57505, whether the policy of the Government remains giving UK companies the maximum freedom to trade with and operate in the Single Market while letting European businesses do the same in the UK.
    (60381)
69
 
Alison Thewliss (Glasgow Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on state pensions paid to UK nationals living in EEA countries.
    (60252)
70
 
Catherine West (Hornsey and Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many negotiators his Department has recruited to date.
    (60441)
71
 
Lyn Brown (West Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Burmese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aung San Suu Kyi, on (a) human rights for the Rohingya and (b) reports received from human rights organisations that military forces have allegedly committed acts of physical and sexual violence against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine.
    (60305)
72
 
Vicky Foxcroft (Lewisham, Deptford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 10 January 2017 to Question 908045, whether the incoming US administration has agreed to work with the Government to tackle climate change.
    (60401)
73
 
Stephen Gethins (North East Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on presidential elections in that country in 2017.
    (60220)
74
 
Stephen Gethins (North East Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Syrian crisis on al-Qaeda's ability to use that country as a base.
    (60224)
75
 
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 15 June 2016 to Question 39652, on Central America: Borders, what projects the UK is funding to support economic activity in the border regions of Guatamala and Belize.
    (60290)
76
 
Catherine West (Hornsey and Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has been in contact with staff at the British Antarctic Survey since the removal of staff at the Halley Base.
    (60440)
77
 
Catherine West (Hornsey and Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the human situation for the Rohingya in Rakhine State, Burma.
    (60442)
78
 
Catherine West (Hornsey and Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Development on problems in getting aid into Burma; and if he will raise this issue with UN counterparts.
    (60443)
79
 
Richard Burgon (Leeds East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the GP to patient ratio was in (a) Leeds East constituency and (b) the UK in each year since 2010.
    (60400)
80
 
Richard Burgon (Leeds East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GPs were practicing in the Leeds Primary Care Trust and its successor clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in each year since 2010; and what the national average number of GPs practicing in a primary care trust and its successor CCGs was in each year since 2010.
    (60402)
81
 
Richard Burgon (Leeds East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the number of patients starting consultant-led treatment is who have waited 18 weeks and over from GP referral in (a) Leeds, (b) West Yorkshire and (c) the UK in each year since 2010.
    (60407)
82
 
Alex Chalk (Cheltenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress his Department is making on identifying the most effective ways of addressing the root causes of the rising costs of indemnity for GPs.
    (60413)
83
 
Thangam Debbonaire (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 7 November 2016 to Question 51102, on dense deposit disease, eculizumab, when he plans for the new policy proposition for the use of eculizumab in treating dense deposit disease before a patient has had a kidney transplant to be considered during 2016-17; and when the Clinical Priorities Advisory Group will report on its consideration of the policy on the treatment of C3 glomerulopathy after kidney transplant.
    (60369)
84
 
Mary Glindon (North Tyneside): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS patients have been treated with Selective Internal Radiation Therapy under the Commissioning through Evaluation programme since September 2013.
    (60448)
85
 
Mary Glindon (North Tyneside): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will include a stakeholder consultation with clinicians, patient advocacy groups and manufacturers during the analysis period of the Commissioning through Evaluation process for Selective Internal Radiation Therapy; and if he will make a statement.
    (60449)
86
 
Mary Glindon (North Tyneside): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with clinical representatives bodies on the Commissioning through Evaluation process; and if he will make a statement.
    (60450)
87
 
Mary Glindon (North Tyneside): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when NHS England informed stakeholders involved with the Commissioning through Evaluation process of the two phases of that programme.
    (60451)
88
 
Mary Glindon (North Tyneside): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when NHS England decided on the process of describing the two phases of the Commissioning through Evaluation programme.
    (60452)
89
 
Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency's online guidance, Register a homeopathic medicine or remedy, first published on 20 January 2015, what the evidential basis is for the statement that homeopathy aims to trigger the body's natural system of healing; and if he will make a statement.
    (60306)
90
 
Dr Rupa Huq (Ealing Central and Acton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will indicate what proportion of the costs associated with the expansion of staff and facilities at units required to accommodate the transfer of services from Royal Brompton following the proposed closure of congenital heart disease services there will be met by (a) NHS England and (b) Trusts.
    (60461)
91
 
Alan Johnson (Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what account the NHS Business Services Authority plans to take in its decision-making on the future procurement of NHS products of results from NHS Clinical Evaluation Teams.
    (60206)
92
 
Alan Johnson (Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria are used are to review NHS products by the NHS Clinical Evaluation Team.
    (60255)
93
 
Alan Johnson (Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the NHS Clinical Evaluation Team takes into account of manufacturers' feedback in the product review process.
    (60257)
94
 
Alan Johnson (Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the NHS Business Services Authority has taken to provide right of appeal by patients and industry as part of the NHS Clinical Evaluation Team's process to review NHS products.
    (60258)
95
 
Danny Kinahan (South Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average referral time for doctors seeing patients was in each NHS trust area in the last 12 months.
    (60399)
96
 
Jess Phillips (Birmingham, Yardley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to respond to the finding in the Care Quality Commission's report on Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, published in August 2016, on patients' eyesight deteriorating owing to delay in ophthalmology treatments; and if he will make a statement.
    (60208)
97
 
Jonathan Reynolds (Stalybridge and Hyde): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what procedures are in place for NHS hospital complaints to be processed in a timely fashion; and what recourse patients and their relatives have in the event of delays in the processing of such complaints.
    (60462)
98
 
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department plans to take to reduce accident and emergency waiting times in NHS hospitals in (a) England and (b) Romford constituency.
    (60247)
99
 
Jim Shannon (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many men have been diagnosed with prostate cancer in each of the last five years.
    (60338)
100
 
Jim Shannon (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to monitor and regulate the sale of weight loss and diet control products.
    (60342)
101
 
Jim Shannon (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduce the prevalence of skin cancer; and what guidance he has issued on the safe use of sunbeds.
    (60343)
102
 
Jim Shannon (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have attended (a) a GP surgery and (b) A&E for injuries sustained in hair salons in each of the last five years.
    (60348)
103
 
Jim Shannon (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make the Biotronik closed loop stimulator available on the NHS.
    (60351)
104
 
Jim Shannon (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make the silicone cooling cap available on the NHS for cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, to prevent hair loss.
    (60352)
105
 
Jim Shannon (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to introduce new tests for detecting melanoma skin cancer in the NHS.
    (60354)
106
 
Jim Shannon (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that any research findings on the potentially detrimental effects of using electronic cigarettes is taken into account in NHS policy on use of those cigarettes.
    (60476)
107
 
Jim Shannon (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with (a) the Royal College of Nursing and (b) other health bodies on the risks to pregnant women of taking sodium valproate.
    (60477)
108
 
Jim Shannon (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make available on the NHS the new treatment for pancreatic cancer to clear cysts.
    (60478)
109
 
Jim Shannon (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to reduce rates of sexually-transmitted disease amongst the 50 to 70 age group.
    (60479)
110
 
Jim Shannon (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable is for the Ticagrelorte drug to be available on the NHS to redcue the risk fatal heart attacks.
    (60482)
111
 
Jim Shannon (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when will the Parsotix system to filter and collect cancer calls be available on the NHS.
    (60483)
112
 
Jim Shannon (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable is for making MRI scans for early detection of Alzheimer's available on the NHS.
    (60484)
113
 
Jim Shannon (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been diagnosed with blood clotting disorders in the UK in each of the last five years.
    (60485)
114
 
Jim Shannon (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to increase early diagnosis of ovarian cancer.
    (60486)
115
 
Jim Shannon (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that baby milk is safe for consumption.
    (60487)
116
 
Jim Shannon (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable is for making available new medication for Lennox Gastent Syndrome.
    (60488)
117
 
Jim Shannon (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure young people do not become addicted to e-cigarettes.
    (60489)
118
 
Alison Thewliss (Glasgow Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the level of workforce availability in the social care industry.
    (60253)
119
 
Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17 January 2017 to Question 58526, whether the Government has received a request from the US administration to allow Ravil Mingazov, who is detained in Guantanamo, to be reunited with his family in the UK.
    (60398)
120
 
Lyn Brown (West Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of the policing budget in England and Wales was spent on investigation of online harassment in each of the last five years.
    (60216)
121
 
Lyn Brown (West Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of the policing budget in England and Wales was spent on investigation of online fraud in each of the last five years.
    (60217)
122
 
Lyn Brown (West Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of the policing budget in England and Wales was spent on prevention of online harassment in each of the last five years.
    (60218)
123
 
Lyn Brown (West Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment her Department has made of the extent of the under-reporting of hate crimes.
    (60301)
124
 
Lyn Brown (West Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of knife seizures resulted in an arrest in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
    (60302)
125
 
Lyn Brown (West Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of weapon sweeps aimed at tackling knife crime resulted in a weapon seizure in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
    (60303)
126
 
Lyn Brown (West Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many body-worn cameras are held as resources by police forces in (a) total and (b) each police force area in England and Wales.
    (60304)
127
 
Lyn Brown (West Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much and what proportion of public funding for policing in England and Wales was spent on investigation of online fraud in each of the last five years.
    (60355)
128
 
Lyn Brown (West Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on how many times pelargonic acid vanillylamide spray has been used in custody situations in each of the last five years; and what plans are in place to ensure that staff are trained to be aware of its proper use within the context of a custody suite.
    (60356)
129
 
Lyn Brown (West Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent from the policing budget for England and Wales on the prevention of online fraud in each of the last five years.
    (60358)
130
 
Lyn Brown (West Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent from the policing budget for England and Wales on the investigation of online harassment in each of the last five years.
    (60359)
131
 
Lyn Brown (West Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent from the policing budget for England and Wales on the prevention of online harassment in each of the last five years.
    (60360)
132
 
Lyn Brown (West Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of the policing budget for England and Wales was spent on the prevention of online fraud in each of the last five years.
    (60361)
133
 
Richard Burgon (Leeds East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of funding changes on the effectiveness service provided by West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service since 2010.
    (60404)
134
 
Oliver Dowden (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many local authorities have anti-trafficking programmes.
    (60367)
135
 
Oliver Dowden (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she plans to take to ensure that public bodies implement section 52 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
    (60368)
136
 
Oliver Dowden (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the prevalence of human trafficking in (a) Hertfordshire and (b) Hertsmere constituency.
    (60380)
137
 
Caroline Lucas (Brighton, Pavilion): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 16 January 2017 to Question 59797, if she will make it her policy to publish data on cases covered by the Dublin Regulation.
    (60384)
138
 
Stuart C. McDonald (Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on how many undocumented migrants have (a) left the UK voluntarily, (b) been made homeless and (c) occupied unsuitable or dangerous accommodation as a result of their being unable to access the private rented sector due to the provisions of the right to rent scheme.
    (60411)
139
 
Stuart C. McDonald (Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many notices her Department has issued informing a landlord that an occupier is disqualified from renting (a) since and (b) prior to 1 December 2016; how many such notices were issued where that occupier was below the ages of 18 in each such period; and what process she follows in carrying out her duties under section 55 of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009 in respect of such notices being issued to a person who is (i) a child and (ii) with a child.
    (60467)
140
 
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with the Ministry of Justice and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on penalties available for those convicted of causing injury to police support animals; and if she will make a statement.
    (60285)
141
 
Jim Shannon (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many physical assaults by mentally ill people have been reported in each of the last five years.
    (60349)
142
 
Jim Shannon (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the number of sexual attacks and rapes at universities.
    (60481)
143
 
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress is being made on providing sanctuary for refugee children currently in France, Greece and Italy.
    (60279)
144
 
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made on implementation of the Dubs amendment to bring unaccompanied child refuges in Europe into the UK.
    (60307)
145
 
Daniel Zeichner (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016, at what date unaccompanied child refugees will arrive in Cambridge.
    (60292)
146
 
Daniel Zeichner (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of how many unaccompanied child refugees will be brought to the UK in 2017.
    (60293)
147
 
Daniel Zeichner (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the average time taken to accommodate unaccompanied child refugees in the areas of local authorities that have offered to do so.
    (60294)
148
 
Margaret Ferrier (Rutherglen and Hamilton West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of direct aid for Yemen committed in the current financial year has been used to help with the clearing of UK-produced cluster munitions.
    (60295)
149
 
Margaret Ferrier (Rutherglen and Hamilton West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make it her Department's policy to provide direct funding to ensure the clearing of UK-produced cluster munitions.
    (60296)
150
 
Stephen Gethins (North East Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make an assessment of the adequacy of the provision of cranes in Yemen's ports for the delivery of humanitarian aid.
    (60203)
151
 
Stephen Gethins (North East Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is providing to civil society in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
    (60221)
152
 
Stephen Gethins (North East Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is providing to the African Union to assist it in its work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
    (60222)
153
 
Stephen Gethins (North East Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support she plans to offer to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to help it hold the presidential elections in that country planned for 2017.
    (60223)
154
 
Mr Ivan Lewis (Bury South): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to improve school attendance in countries receiving cash transfer schemes from the UK.
    (60457)
155
 
Mr Ivan Lewis (Bury South): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to improve women's empowerment in Ethiopia.
    (60458)
156
 
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Supreme Court judgment in Bancoult in June 2016, if she will restore the right of abode to the Chagossian people.
    (60248)
157
 
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to encourage collaboration between the UK and Iraqi public sectors (a) in health, (b) in education and (c) more widely.
    (60249)
158
 
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, where in Central America has a permanent UK trade office.
    (60250)
159
 
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2016 to Question 47641, on Trade Promotion: Central America, what campaigns have received resources to access high-value sectors in Central America; and what resources each of those campaigns has received.
    (60291)
160
 
Cat Smith (Lancaster and Fleetwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many convictions there have been for the possession, purchase or acquisition without authority of (a) stun guns and (b) tasers under the Firearms Act 1968 in each of the last 10 years.
    (60284)
161
 
Catherine West (Hornsey and Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what data is collected by her Department and HM Courts and Tribunals Service on unlawful or improperly reported pupil exclusions.
    (60444)
162
 
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January 2017 to Question 59476, what estimate he has made of the total amount to be spent by his Department on the development of ultra-low emission technology for road vehicles in each of the next five years.
    (60289)
163
 
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has for the replacement of Pendolino trains with trains of at least equal speed on the West Coast Mainline when Pendolino trains come to the end of their serviceable life.
    (60205)
164
 
Jonathan Reynolds (Stalybridge and Hyde): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made to date on the Mottram bypass.
    (60463)
165
 
Michelle Thomson (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to paragraph B.18 of the Civil Aviation Authority's Guidance on the application of the airspace change process document, published in March 2016, whether guidance will be issued to airports on their needing to conduct an impact assessment on livestock, animals and biodiversity.
    (60256)
166
 
Phil Boswell (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether participants in the Work Programme are required to attend meetings at jobcentres during their work placement.
    (60382)
167
 
Phil Boswell (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department provides employers who participate in the Work Programme with a financial subsidy for their participation.
    (60383)
168
 
Phil Boswell (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many hours on average are worked each week by participants taking part in the Work Programme.
    (60425)
169
 
Phil Boswell (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many participants in the Work Programme were taken on by businesses in the retail sector as part of the Programme in each year since 2011.
    (60426)
170
 
Phil Boswell (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many individuals (a) below and (b) above the age of 25 took part in the Work Programme in each year since 2011.
    (60427)
171
 
Phil Boswell (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has put in place any provisions to ensure that participants in the Work Programme have sufficient time to continue their search for permanent employment.
    (60428)
172
 
Phil Boswell (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what provisions are in place to monitor the progress of individual participants in the Work Programme.
    (60429)
173
 
Phil Boswell (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what maximum amount of time an individual can participate in the Work Programme.
    (60430)
174
 
Phil Boswell (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what key performance indicators are used to measure the performance of the Work Programme.
    (60431)
175
 
Phil Boswell (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether a system exists for participants in the Work Programme to report mistreatment or other poor employment practices by employers in the Programme.
    (60432)
176
 
Phil Boswell (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether people in the Work Programme are protected by the same employment rights as permanent full-time employees.
    (60433)
177
 
Phil Boswell (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department takes an individual's physical and mental capacity into account when allocating a work placement under the Work Programme.
    (60434)
178
 
Phil Boswell (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the participants in the Work Programme receive a wage from employers in addition to their Jobseeker's Allowance payments during their placement.
    (60435)
179
 
Phil Boswell (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether (a) employers and (b) his Department pays travel expenses for participants in the Work Programme.
    (60436)
180
 
Phil Boswell (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether employers who partake in the Work Programme pay National Insurance contributions for participants in the programme.
    (60437)
181
 
Phil Boswell (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much funding has been allocated to the Work Programme in each year since 2011.
    (60438)
182
 
Phil Boswell (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much funding has been allocated to the Work Programme in relation to the retail sector in each year since 2011.
    (60439)
183
 
Neil Gray (Airdrie and Shotts): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what evidential basis he took into account in making recent changes to financial support for disabled people new to the employment and support allowance work-related activity group.
    (60215)
184
 
Alison Thewliss (Glasgow Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether it is his policy to retain the principle of exportability for state pensions when the UK leaves the EU.
    (60254)

Friday 20 January  

Questions for Written Answer

Notices given on Monday 16 January

1
N
Andy Slaughter (Hammersmith): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the impact assessment made on (a) NHS England's proposed closure of congenital heart disease services at Royal Brompton Hospital and (b) the potential transfer of patients from that hospital to (i) Great Ormand Street Hospital, (ii) Barts Hospital, (iii) St Thomas' Hospital and (iv) other hospitals.
    (60182)
2
N
Andy Slaughter (Hammersmith): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of additional (a) staff, (b) wards and (c) beds that will be required in each of the hospitals that will take patients transferred from the Royal Brompton Hospital in the event of the closure of that hospital's congenital heart disease services.
    (60183)

Notices given on Tuesday 17 January

1
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to increase the financial support available for small businesses; and if he will make a statement.
    (60473)
2
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of sole traders operating in the UK in each year since 1990; and if he will make a statement.
    (60496)
3
N
Paul Flynn (Newport West): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to respond to the Hendry Review.
    (60229)
4
N
Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the cost of (a) emptying the Pile Fuel Storage Pond at Sellafield, (b) full radiological and toxicological decontamination of that pond and (c) conditioning, packaging and final long-term management of the spent nuclear fuel recovered from that pond.
    (60332)
5
N
Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what criteria his Department plans to use when considering requests by a generating party to the investor agreement on Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant that information on that agreement requested under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 should be considered commercially sensitive.
    (60333)
6
N
Caroline Lucas (Brighton, Pavilion): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January 2017 to Question 59325, whether private capital had been secured for the offshore wind assets before the decision to establish the new companies was taken.
    (60232)
7
N
Caroline Lucas (Brighton, Pavilion): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January 2017 to Question 59325, whether nominated trustees of the special share company of the Green Investment Bank were alerted to the establishment of new companies.
    (60233)
8
N
Caroline Lucas (Brighton, Pavilion): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January 2017 to Question 59325, whether Ministers or officials of his Department were aware at the time of the creation of 10 new subsidiary companies at the Green Investment Bank in November and December 2016.
    (60234)
9
N
Caroline Lucas (Brighton, Pavilion): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January 2017 to Question 59325, whether the Government's preferred bidders for the Green Investment Bank had any involvement in the decision to establish the 10 new subsidiary companies at that bank in November and December 2016.
    (60235)
10
N
Caroline Lucas (Brighton, Pavilion): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January 2017 to Question 59325, on whose instruction the 10 new subsidiary companies were established at the Green Investment Bank in November and December 2016.
    (60236)
11
N
Mark Durkan (Foyle): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether any misuse of funds attached to the uptake of the Northern Ireland non-domestic Renewable Heating Incentive was confined to devolved spending only and did not entail use of AME funds.
    (60474)
12
N
Mark Durkan (Foyle): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether AME funding for the Northern Ireland non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive continued on an interrupted basis from 1 April 2015 to 30 September 2015.
    (60493)
13
N
Mark Durkan (Foyle): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether (a) his Department and (b) the National Audit Office were notified that the Northern Ireland Department for Finance and Personnel had declined to give retrospective approval for spending on the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme from 1 April 2015 to 30 September 2015.
    (60494)
14
N
Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide a comprehensive list of the public policy targets established by his Department (a) between 2010 and May 2015 and (b) since May 2015.
    (60314)
15
N
Callum McCaig (Aberdeen South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the expected tax yield from oil and gas in the next financial year as a result of the recent increase in the price of oil.
    (60370)
16
N
Callum McCaig (Aberdeen South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made on the delivery of loan guarantees to companies operating in the oil and gas sector.
    (60393)
17
N
Ian Murray (Edinburgh South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment the Government has made of the potential effect on (a) Scottish businesses and (b) Scotland's economy of the UK leaving the EU single market and reverting to World Trade Organisation rules.
    (60261)
18
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the evidential basis was for his statement of 17 January 2017, during Treasury Questions on Leaving the EU: UK economy, that CityUK took the strategic decision to stop pushing for passporting rights and to focus instead on an enhanced equivalence regime.
    (60424)
19
N
Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress the Government has made in working with non-governmental organisations to mitigate the effect of bank de-risking on their ability to provide humanitarian, peace-building and development assistance in broken and fragile states.
    (60242)
20
N
Mims Davies (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding his Department has provided to councils in support of neighbourhood plans in the last financial year.
    (60246)
21
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland and Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes have been built on spare public land sold by the Government in each year since 2010.
    (60498)
22
N
Marion Fellows (Motherwell and Wishaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the number of people who have taken out a mobile telephone contract in an area in which signal availability has been inadequate.
    (60230)
23
N
Douglas Chapman (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the implications for his Department's policies are of the US Department of Defense Director, Operational Test and Evaluation 2016 Annual Report on the F35 Joint Strike Fighter; and if he will make a statement.
    (60499)
24
N
Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect on service morale and operational capacity of prosecution of former members of the armed forces for activities in Northern Ireland which occurred prior to the Good Friday Agreement of 1998.
    (60239)
25
N
Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will provide a comprehensive list of the public policy targets established by his Department (a) between 2010 and May 2015 and (b) since May 2015.
    (60316)
26
N
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January 2017 to Question 59470, what steps his Department is taking to ensure sovereign supply of cables for military purposes.
    (60313)
27
N
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel in the (a) Army, (b) RAF and (c) Royal Navy are trained at proficiency level (i) 1, (ii) 2, (iii) 3, (iv) 4 and (v) 5 in (A) Mandarin Chinese, (B) Japanese and (C) Korean.
    (60325)
28
N
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions officials of his Department have had with the Atomic Weapons Establishment on the ongoing pensions dispute.
    (60326)
29
N
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the shortfall was for the recruitment of reserve and regular soldiers and officers in (a) Infantry, (b) Royal Artillery, (c) Royal Corps of Signals, (d) Army Medical Services, (e) Adjutant General's Corps, (f) Royal Armoured Corps, (g) Army Air Corps, (h) Royal Engineers, (i) Royal Logistics Corps, (j) Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and (k) Intelligence Corps in the last 12 months.
    (60327)
30
N
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to re-profile the equipment contracts for the (a) F-35 Lighting II, (b) P-8 Poseidon and (c) AH-64E Apache.
    (60328)
31
N
Ian Austin (Dudley North): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average cost was to a (a) school and (b) local authority of employing a (i) teacher and (ii) classroom assistant in the most recent period for which figures are available; and what estimate she has made of such costs in (A) 2016-17, (B) 2017-18, (C) 2018-19 and (D) 2019-20.
    (60334)
32
N
Judith Cummins (Bradford South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2016 to Question 43027, what assessment she has made of trends in the number of applications to early years teacher training courses over the last five years.
    (60311)
33
N
Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to address the continued decline in enrolments of all part-time students in higher education as indicated in higher education student enrolments and qualifications obtained at higher education providers in the UK in 2015-16.
    (60225)
34
N
Dr Tania Mathias (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her policy to require Ofsted to make regular visits within three months to all schools that have been placed in special measures regardless of whether they have not changed their governance structure.
    (60319)
35
N
Lucy Powell (Manchester Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the technical correction to the dedicated schools grant at paragraph 38 of the Government response to the early years funding consultation, published in December 2016, which local authorities will be affected by the change referred to.
    (60423)
36
N
Lucy Powell (Manchester Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made based on the new early years funding formula of the maximum amount of funding each local authority would be able to retain in (a) 2017-18 and (b) 2018-19.
    (60468)
37
N
Lucy Powell (Manchester Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of disadvantaged three and four year olds as measured by free school meals data currently access the 15 hours early education free entitlement in a (a) maintained, (b) PVI and (c) childminder setting; and what estimate she has made of the number and proportion of such children who will be eligible for 30 hours free entitlement.
    (60469)
38
N
Lucy Powell (Manchester Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which local authorities have applied to her Department to dis-apply the early years national funding formula high pass-through requirement until 2019-20; and which local authorities have been successful in such applications.
    (60470)
39
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her policy not to impose the apprenticeship levy on small schools; and for what reasons large academies are not required to pay that levy.
    (60210)
40
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will amend her Department's definition of sparsity in school funding criteria to specify that a school less than three miles from another school is not classed as a rural school.
    (60211)
41
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many meetings Ministers of her Department have had with representatives of the F40 group of local authorities on proposals for a new school funding formula since 2013.
    (60270)
42
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many meetings Ministers of her Department have had with representatives of London local authorities on proposals for a new school funding formula since 2013.
    (60271)
43
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the number of additional staff her Department plans to employ to assist with the proposed Great Repeal Bill; and if she will make a statement.
    (60335)
44
N
Mary Glindon (North Tyneside): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with each of the devolved institutions on immigration rules for seasonal agricultural workers after the UK has left the EU.
    (60265)
45
N
Sue Hayman (Workington): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to facilitate the establishment of new internal drainage districts and water management boards where there is local support in the North West and to enable the use of available ratings data for that purpose.
    (60237)
46
N
Alison Thewliss (Glasgow Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information her Department holds on how many retailers in Scotland have been fined in each year since 2007 for failure to comply with the Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula (Scotland) Regulations 2007.
    (60209)
47
N
Hilary Benn (Leeds Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will publish his economic assessments of the different options for market access and trade to accompany the Government's plan for leaving the EU as set out by the Prime Minister in his speech at Lancaster House on 17 January 2017.
    (60422)
48
N
Oliver Colvile (Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport): To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether he plans for negotiations on fisheries to be conducted separately or within general Article 50 negotiations.
    (60267)
49
N
Catherine West (Hornsey and Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what the Government's policy is on membership of the European Aviation Safety Agency after the UK leaves the EU.
    (60272)
50
N
Catherine West (Hornsey and Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what the Government's policy is on membership of the European Medicines Agency after the UK leaves the EU.
    (60273)
51
N
Catherine West (Hornsey and Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what the Government's policy is on membership of (a) Europol, (b) Eurojust and (c) the European Arrest Warrant Scheme after the UK leaves the EU.
    (60274)
52
N
Catherine West (Hornsey and Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether UK withdrawal from the EU customs union would result in a requirement for every shipping container to be inspected at its port of entry into the UK.
    (60275)
53
N
Hilary Benn (Leeds Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on recognising any appointment made by President Jammeh of the Gambia of a new ambassador to the UK in the event that he does not accept the outcome of the recent presidential election in that country.
    (60263)
54
N
Hilary Benn (Leeds Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether it is his policy to support sanctions against President Jammeh of the Gambia in the event that he does hand over power to President-elect Barrow.
    (60264)
55
N
Dr Tania Mathias (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reason the Government did not send a full representative to the Paris Peace Conference of 15 January 2017 on peace between Israel and Palestine.
    (60276)
56
N
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Iraqi government on the amount the UK plans to provide through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund.
    (60259)
57
N
Tommy Sheppard (Edinburgh East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to send a Minister of his Department to future talks on establishing peace in Israel and Palestine; and if he will make a statement.
    (60268)
58
N
Tommy Sheppard (Edinburgh East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, who represented the Government at the Paris Peace Conference on 15 January 2017; and what representations that representative made on behalf of the Government.
    (60269)
59
N
Chris Stephens (Glasgow South West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 6 December 2016 to Question 55858, what progress has been made by his Department on securing amendments to UN General Assembly Resolution 70/140 in order for the Government to support that resolution.
    (60420)
60
N
Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding his Department plans to allocate from the public purse to the NHS per capita in each financial year up to 2020-21.
    (60414)
61
N
Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) members of staff were employed by Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment teams and (b) Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment teams there were in (i) Liverpool and (ii) each local authority in each year since 2010.
    (60415)
62
N
Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many reports of physical assault during community visits were made by (a) mental health professionals, (b) midwives, (c) health visitors and (d) care workers in each in each year since 2010.
    (60416)
63
N
Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the clinical benefits of brief psychosocial intervention; and whether he plans to make the treatment available on the NHS.
    (60417)
64
N
Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the clinical benefits of short-term psychoanalytical psychotherapy; and whether he plans to make the treatment available on the NHS.
    (60418)
65
N
Mr Douglas Carswell (Clacton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on the retention of GP practices in areas with an elderly demographic.
    (60389)
66
N
Mr Douglas Carswell (Clacton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of closing Clacton Hospital's Minor Injuries Unit on accident and emergency provision at Colchester General Hospital.
    (60390)
67
N
Mr Douglas Carswell (Clacton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of closing Clacton Hospital's Minor Injuries Unit on GP provisioning in North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group.
    (60391)
68
N
Mr Douglas Carswell (Clacton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of GP coverage in North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group.
    (60392)
69
N
Judith Cummins (Bradford South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what preventative and early intervention steps he plans to take to reduce the cost to NHS trusts and foundation trusts of providing tooth extractions for patients aged 18 years and under.
    (60260)
70
N
Judith Cummins (Bradford South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2016 to Question 56272, if he will identify the 10 high-needs areas within England which are due to receive NHS England's support to improve children's oral health outcomes.
    (60310)
71
N
Judith Cummins (Bradford South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2016 to Question 56272, if he will identify the areas which are set to benefit from the programme of dental practice-based initiatives designed to improve the oral health of under five-year olds.
    (60323)
72
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland and Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will allocate additional funding to local health trusts to install defibrillators in rural locations that are hard to reach by ambulance.
    (60238)
73
N
Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on the need for an independent review of the evidence around heated tobacco innovations.
    (60244)
74
N
Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will ask Public Health England to undertake a review of heated tobacco innovations in the manner of its previous review of e-cigarettes.
    (60245)
75
N
Catherine West (Hornsey and Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 16 January 2017 to Question 58750, how many times the CommandPoint system for the London Ambulance Service has experienced an outage or failure in (a) 2012, (b) 2013, (c) 2014 and (d) 2015.
    (60324)
76
N
Kirsty Blackman (Aberdeen North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to bring forward legislative proposals for Directive 2014/41/EU on the European Investigation Order in criminal matters to be transposed into UK law.
    (60386)
77
N
Kirsty Blackman (Aberdeen North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to bring forward legislative proposals for Directive 2016/681/EU on the use of passenger name record data for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crime to be transposed into UK law.
    (60387)
78
N
Kirsty Blackman (Aberdeen North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to bring forward legislative proposals for Directive 2014/54/EU on measures facilitating the exercise of rights conferred on workers in the context of freedom of movement for workers to be transposed into UK law.
    (60388)
79
N
Kirsty Blackman (Aberdeen North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that there is provision in the agreement for the UK's withdrawal from the mechanism for the return of abducted children included in the Brussels II (a) Regulation to continue to apply after the UK's exit from the EU.
    (60475)
80
N
Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps she has taken to ensure that more unaccompanied children are granted asylum in the UK.
    (60385)
81
N
Mary Glindon (North Tyneside): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions her Department has had with each of the devolved institutions on immigration rules for seasonal agricultural workers after the UK has left the EU.
    (60266)
82
N
Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will provide a comprehensive list of the public policy targets established by her Department (a) between 2010 and May 2015 and (b) since May 2015.
    (60315)
83
N
Rachael Maskell (York Central): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many child refugees are planned to be resettled in the UK in 2017.
    (60471)
84
N
Rachael Maskell (York Central): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied child refugees have been accepted into (a) York Central constituency, (b) York Local Authority area, (c) Yorkshire and the Humber region and (d) the UK since the passing of the Immigration Act 2016.
    (60472)
85
N
Chris Stephens (Glasgow South West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2017 to Question 58482, what discussions the Government has had with (a) the Scottish Government and (b) Glasgow City Council on ensuring that contractors comply with the provisions of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2011 and relevant local authority rules.
    (60419)
86
N
Anna Turley (Redcar): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria are used to determine whether an applicant is likely to leave the UK by the end-date of a family visitor visa.
    (60226)
87
N
Anna Turley (Redcar): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many family visitor visas have been refused in each year since 2010 on account of reasonable doubt that the applicant for such a visa will leave the UK at the end of the visa period.
    (60309)
88
N
Anna Turley (Redcar): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that the family visitor visa application process is clear and comprehensible to people using that process.
    (60318)
89
N
Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made by the Government-NGO Working Group in findings ways to mitigate the direct and indirect effect of counter-terrorism legislation on humanitarian, peace-building and development non-governmental organisations.
    (60241)
90
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland and Lonsdale): To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many staff members employed by the Commons are nationals of an EU country other than the UK.
    (60497)
91
N
Mr Ivan Lewis (Bury South): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure the maximum for the operation of cash transfer schemes overseas.
    (60262)
92
N
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent steps his Department has taken to promote bilateral trade between the UK and Iraq; and if he will make a statement.
    (60312)
93
N
Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if she will provide a comprehensive list of the public policy targets established by her Department (a) between 2010 and May 2015 and (b) since May 2015.
    (60317)
94
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress the Government has made on its ban the box initiative; which businesses have signed up to that initiative; how many employees of her Department have unspent convictions; what progress has been made on that initiative across the wider public sector; and if she will make a statement.
    (60212)
95
N
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what his policy is on the circumstances in which he would establish an independent inquiry into the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
    (60421)
96
N
Bill Esterson (Sefton Central): To ask the Prime Minister, when the Prime Minister's Business Advisory Panel last met; and when it next plans to meet.
    (60371)
97
N
Chris Elmore (Ogmore): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will carryout a feasibility study for electrifying the rail line from Cardiff to Swansea.
    (60243)
98
N
Mary Glindon (North Tyneside): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions his Department has had with the authorities at Heathrow Airport on ensuring that construction of the proposed third runway leaves an employment and skills legacy for the UK.
    (60495)
99
N
Andy McDonald (Middlesbrough): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2016 to Question 55987, on what dates (a) his and (b) predecessor departments received force majeure claims from train operating companies in relation to industrial action since January 1996; and what the outcome was in each such case.
    (60336)
100
N
Andy McDonald (Middlesbrough): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to publish the (a) key findings and (b) full report of Chris Gibb's project board into rapid improvements of Southern Rail.
    (60337)
101
N
Seema Malhotra (Feltham and Heston): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department plans to consult on the Surface Access Works: Strategic Road Network Proposals for the expansion of Heathrow Airport which relate to the M4 between junctions 2 and 4.
    (60277)
102
N
Seema Malhotra (Feltham and Heston): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Airports Commission's Surface Access Works: Strategic Road Network (SRN) Proposals, whether his Department will publish further details of the SRN surface access proposals for the expansion of Heathrow Airport which relate to the M4 between junctions 2 and 4.
    (60278)
103
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's objectives are related to air quality.
    (60213)
104
N
Marion Fellows (Motherwell and Wishaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criteria were used to determine the Child Maintenance Service's enforcement charges, including liability orders, lump sum reduction orders, regular deduction orders and deduction from earnings orders and requests.
    (60231)
105
N
Dr Tania Mathias (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Child Maintenance Service takes account of a person's lifestyle as well as income in determining liabilities for paying maintenance.
    (60320)
106
N
Stewart Malcolm McDonald (Glasgow South): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2016 to Question 57955, if he will take steps to make available the information requested.
    (60227)
107
N
Stewart Malcolm McDonald (Glasgow South): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has plans to estimate the number of disabled working age population in Glasgow South constituency to inform the equality impact assessment on the proposed closure of Glasgow jobcentres.
    (60228)
108
N
Carol Monaghan (Glasgow North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people using the Anniesland Jobcentre have been informed in writing of the potential closure of that jobcentre.
    (60329)
109
N
Carol Monaghan (Glasgow North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people use the Anniesland Jobcentre.
    (60330)
110
N
Carol Monaghan (Glasgow North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with disabilities use the Anniesland Jobcentre.
    (60331)
111
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department plans to spend on (a) the Work Programme and (b) Work Choice in each year until those programmes cease to operate.
    (60321)
112
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what date he has set for the cessation of (a) the Work Programme and (b) Work Choice.
    (60322)
113
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to encourage employers to consider paying above the minimum wage levels set in legislation.
    (60394)

Monday 23 January  

Questions for Oral Answer

 
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
 
1
Tommy Sheppard (Edinburgh East): If she will make an assessment of the potential merits of applying different immigration rules to Scotland and other constituent parts of the UK.
    (908278)
2
Will Quince (Colchester): What steps she is taking to ensure that police funding is fairly distributed.
    (908279)
3
Julie Elliott (Sunderland Central): What discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on when to commence the second part of the Leveson inquiry.
    (908280)
4
Helen Whately (Faversham and Mid Kent): What progress the Government has made on placing vulnerable Syrian families in the UK.
    (908281)
5
Nigel Mills (Amber Valley): What steps she is taking to ensure that police funding is fairly distributed.
    (908282)
6
Margaret Ferrier (Rutherglen and Hamilton West): If she will make an assessment of the potential merits of applying different immigration rules to Scotland and other constituent parts of the UK
    (908283)
7
Paula Sherriff (Dewsbury): What assessment she has made of trends in fire and rescue response times.
    (908284)
8
Michelle Donelan (Chippenham): What steps the Government and UK law enforcement agencies are taking to tackle online child sexual exploitation domestically and internationally.
    (908285)
9
Ben Howlett (Bath): What steps she is taking to ensure that all forms of domestic abuse are recognised and investigated.
    (908286)
10
John Nicolson (East Dunbartonshire): If she will make an assessment of the potential merits of applying different immigration rules to Scotland and other constituent parts of the UK.
    (908287)
11
Stephen Gethins (North East Fife): If she will make an assessment of the potential merits of applying different immigration rules to Scotland and other constituent parts of the UK.
    (908288)
12
Amanda Milling (Cannock Chase): What progress her Department has made on enabling closer working between the police and fire services.
    (908289)
13
Mike Freer (Finchley and Golders Green): What steps the Government is taking to ensure that people subjected to forced marriage are encouraged to report that crime to the police.
    (908290)
14
Christina Rees (Neath): What representations she has received on the economic value to the UK of international students studying at universities.
    (908291)
15
Richard Graham (Gloucester): Whether she is taking steps to ensure that widows of police officers are not financially disadvantaged by remarrying.
    (908292)
16
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): How many foreign students from (a) EU and (b) non-EU countries were included as part of the net migration figures in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
    (908293)
17
Oliver Colvile (Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport): What steps she is taking to ensure that all forms of domestic abuse are recognised and investigated.
    (908294)
18
Joan Ryan (Enfield North): What assessment she has made of trends in the level of hate crime reporting.
    (908295)
19
Rob Marris (Wolverhampton South West): With reference to her Department's review of the use of DNA evidence in family reunion cases, which organisations and individuals have been consulted; and by what date she expects that review to be (a) completed and (b) published.
    (908296)
20
Hywel Williams (Arfon): What progress her Department has made on bringing vulnerable refugee children to the UK.
    (908297)
21
Martyn Day (Linlithgow and East Falkirk): What steps she has taken to ensure that immigration rules support family unity.
    (908298)
22
Drew Hendry (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): What steps she has taken to ensure that immigration policy supports the rural economy.
    (908299)
23
James Cleverly (Braintree): What steps she is taking to reform the fire service.
    (908300)
24
Victoria Prentis (Banbury): What steps the Government and UK law enforcement agencies are taking to tackle online child sexual exploitation domestically and internationally.
    (908301)
25
Neil Gray (Airdrie and Shotts): If she will make an assessment of the potential merits of applying different immigration rules to Scotland and other constituent parts of the UK.
    (908302)
At 3.15pm
Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
The Members listed below have been selected by ballot to ask a Topical Question.
1
Craig Whittaker (Calder Valley): If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
    (908318)
2
Edward Argar (Charnwood):  
    (908319)
3
Antoinette Sandbach (Eddisbury):  
    (908320)
4
Nigel Mills (Amber Valley):  
    (908321)
5
Derek Thomas (St Ives):  
    (908322)
6
John Mann (Bassetlaw):  
    (908323)
7
Rebecca Pow (Taunton Deane):  
    (908324)
8
Nick Smith (Blaenau Gwent):  
    (908325)
9
Naz Shah (Bradford West):  
    (908326)
10
Heidi Allen (South Cambridgeshire):  
    (908327)


Tuesday 24 January  

Questions for Written Answer

Notices given on Friday 13 January

1
N
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 6 January 2017 to Question 58829, what information his Department and North West Ambulance hold on ambulance crews provided by (a) St John's Ambulance, (b) Jigsaw Medical Services and (c) other providers to North West Ambulance Services on each day from 23 December 2016 to 2 January 2017; what assessment his Department has made of the need to obtain ambulances from non-NHS providers over the Christmas and New Year period 2016; and what steps his Department plans to take for the provision of ambulance services between 22 December 2017 and 1 January 2018.
    (59987)
2
N
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2017 to Question 58828, what information his Department holds on (a) the number of people who had to wait in corridors and other locations prior to being admitted to and (b) waiting times to be seen at accident and emergency units at (i) Royal Preston Hospital, (ii) Royal Blackburn Hospital, (iii) Royal Lancaster Infirmary and (iv) Blackpool Victoria Hospital on each day from 23 December 2016 to 2 January 2017.
    (59988)

Notices given on Tuesday 17 January

1
N
David Tredinnick (Bosworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Government said in correspondence to Bindmans LLP on 24 April 2015 that a blanket ban on homeopathic products would simply be unreasonable and disproportionate.
    (60395)
2
N
David Tredinnick (Bosworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the reasons were for his Department's announcement of 13 November 2015 that it intended to undertake a consultation on whether homeopathic prescriptions should be added to Schedule 1 of products not considered effective for us on the NHS; and what discussions he had on this announcement with external stakeholders prior to 13 November 2015.
    (60396)
3
N
David Tredinnick (Bosworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the Government's policy is on enabling GPs to prescribe products which they consider appropriate for their patients rather than placing statutory restrictions on products open for prescription.
    (60397)

Wednesday 25 January  

Questions for Oral Answer

 
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
 
1
Chris Elmore (Ogmore): What recent discussions he has had with (a)Cabinet colleagues and (b)external stakeholders on infrastructure developments in Wales.
    (908303)
2
Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): What assessment he has made of the adequacy of Wales' international business links since the UK's decision to leave the EU.
    (908304)
3
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): What discussions his Department has had with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on ensuring that the Government's industrial strategy benefits the whole of the UK.
    (908305)
4
Tom Elliott (Fermanagh and South Tyrone): What assessment he has made of the priorities for Welsh agricultural policy after the UK has left the EU.
    (908306)
5
Karl McCartney (Lincoln): What assessment he has made of the adequacy of Wales' international business links since the UK's decision to leave the EU.
    (908307)
6
Byron Davies (Gower): What progress he is making on a city deal for the Swansea Bay City Region.
    (908308)
7
Alan Brown (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): What assessment he has made of the potential effect on jobs in Wales of the UK leaving the EU single market.
    (908309)
8
Kirsten Oswald (East Renfrewshire): What assessment he has made of the potential effect on jobs in Wales of the UK leaving the EU single market.
    (908310)
9
Danny Kinahan (South Antrim): What assessment he has made of the security of electricity supply in Wales.
    (908311)
10
George Kerevan (East Lothian): What assessment he has made of the potential effect on jobs in Wales of the UK leaving the EU single market.
    (908312)
11
Wayne David (Caerphilly): What recent assessment he has made of the potential effect on the Welsh economy of the UK leaving the EU.
    (908313)
12
Nick Smith (Blaenau Gwent): What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of transport infrastructure in Wales.
    (908314)
13
Wes Streeting (Ilford North): What recent assessment he has made of the potential effect on the Welsh economy of the UK leaving the EU.
    (908315)
14
Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North): What recent assessment he has made of the performance of the steel industry in Wales.
    (908316)
15
Geraint Davies (Swansea West): What recent assessment he has made of the potential effect on the Welsh economy of the UK leaving the EU.
    (908317)


Friday 27 January  

Questions for Written Answer

Notices given on Tuesday 17 January

1
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Paul Flynn (Newport West): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information she holds on the number of ambulance call-outs to prisons in England and Wales in each of the last five years.
    (60240)

 

Prepared 17th January 2017