Written answers

Thursday, 14 July 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Govia Thameslink Railway: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of non-planned Govia Thameslink Railway services were cancelled in each reporting period since July 2015.

    • Govia Thameslink Railway: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether external consultants were involved in the design of the (a) Remedial Plan or (b) emergency timetable for Govia Thameslink Railway services.

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department is required to consult (a) passenger groups, (b) trade unions and (c) Network Rail before the introduction of an emergency...

      Railways: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to announce the award of the next franchise for passenger services on the Greater Anglia line.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total expenditure on the High Speed 2 project has been in each year since 2010.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the planned start date is for construction of High Speed 2 Phase One.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made by his Department and train operating companies on ensuring compliance with the relevant legislative provisions by the...

      River Thames: Tunnels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2016 to Question 37232, what assessment his Department made of the potential vehicular capacity of the two long...

      Driverless Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to include provisions in the Modern Transport Bill to (a) develop a licensing regime for the sale of safe driverless...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the construction of High Speed 2 from Birmingham to Manchester and Leeds.

      Public Transport: Ribble Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the travelling public of proposed reductions in spending on public transport in Ribble Valley.

      Southern: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what level of change to train services by (a) scheduled departure and (b) number of carriages provided by Southern Railway Limited the Government has...

      Railways: South Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits to local communities of rail electrification in South Wales.

      Cycling: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will amend the Cycle to Work scheme to incorporate a higher maximum allowance for disabled cyclists requiring specialist cycles.

  • Home Office

    • Intelligence Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans for clause 187 of the Investigatory Powers Bill to apply to (a) class bulk personal datasets and (b) specific bulk...

    • Slavery and Trafficking Prevention Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many slavery and trafficking prevention orders on sentencing have been (a) applied for and (b) made under section 14 of the Modern...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to issue statutory guidance for identifying and supporting victims as set out in section 49 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

      Asylum: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will collect data on the reasons given for refusal of family reunion applications involving children and young people aged...

      Immigration Controls: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department has issued to staff working at border controls in UK airports on questions which can and cannot be asked to...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the modal age is of girls experiencing female genital mutilation; whether and how this modal age has changed over the last 15 years;...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Colombia: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps to ensure that there is a formal mechanism for Colombian civil society involvement in the decision-making...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much her Department has spent on information technology and equipment since 2010.

    • Stormont House Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions she has had with the Northern Ireland Policing Board about the implementation of the Fresh Start Agreement.

      Police: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many police officers there are per head of population (a) in Northern Ireland, (b) in the Metropolitan Police Service area and (c) on...

      Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what funding has been provided to tackle terrorism in Northern Ireland under the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015.

      Stormont House Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what progress has been made on the establishment of an independent reporting commission under the Fresh Start Agreement.

      Cross Border Cooperation: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions she has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on the Joint Agency Task Force; and if she will make a statement.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Minimum Wage: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if his Department will undertake an assessment of the potential effect on business of introducing a minimum wage of £17.50...

    • Employment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment the Government has made of the potential effect of the outcome of the EU referendum on (a) education and...

      Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many adult learners paid for courses in each year since 2011.

      Further Education: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what savings to the public purse he expects to be made as a result of the post-16 education and training area review in Greater...

      Digital Technology: EU Internal Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many full-time equivalent staff of his Department are working on the Digital Single Market.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that water safe for drinking is available in countries which receive aid from her Department; and...

  • Department for Education

    • Academies: Collective Worship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many academies applied for an exemption from providing a broadly Christian daily act of collective worship in each year since 2010; and how many...

    • Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many free schools offer nursery provision that delivers 15 hours free childcare.

      Collective Spirit Free School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what (a) funding, (b) land, (c) property and (d) other investment her Department has provided to the Collective Spirit Free School in Oldham.

      Collective Spirit Free School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what improvement plan is in place for the Collective Spirit Free School in Oldham.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, (a) who holds responsibility for training magistrates and (b) how many magistrates have received training on the use of (i) slavery and trafficking risk...

    • Pharmacy: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many coroners' reports in the last five years have cited over-prescribing by online pharmacies as a (a) cause and (b) contributory cause of death;...

      Young Offenders: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many juveniles convicted of serious offences have reoffended in each of the last three financial years.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • HMS Queen Elizabeth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) initial estimate and (b) actual cost was for the HMS Queen Elizabeth.

    • Iraq: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support his Department is giving to women soldiers in Iraq through (a) training and (b) provision of body armour.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service family accommodation homes have not met the Decent Homes standard in each of the last five years,

      Middle East: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Brimstone missiles have been fired by RAF warplanes in (a) Iraq and (b) Syria since the UK joined the coalition fighting against Daesh in those...

      Ministry of Defence: Maps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the estimated value is of maps held by his Department.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Chemicals: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will commission a comprehensive assessment of the levels of acetaldehyde that workers are exposed to in the UK chemical industry.

    • Equality and Human Rights Commission: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has had discussions with the Equality and Human Rights Commission on its employment of disabled people.

      Whooping Cough: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 July 2016 to Question 41943, how many people have (a) claimed and (b) received payment under the vaccine damages...

      Attendance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when his Department plans to conduct an impact assessment of its proposal to pass responsibility for attendance allowance funding to local...

      Attendance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if his Department will publish any research it holds on attendance allowance claimants and how such claimants use that funding.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who previously claimed disability living allowance and were transferred to personal independence payments in the last three...

      Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to update the list of medical conditions covered by industrial injuries disablement benefit.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Ash Dieback Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her Department has spent on preventing the spread of ash dieback disease since that disease was first detected in...

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the Rural Payments Agency to resolve the backlog of 2015 Basic Payment Scheme payments.

      Dairy Farming: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with her Northern Ireland counterparts on assistance for dairy farmers in Northern Ireland; and...

      Air Pollution: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to work with the Mayor of London to improve air quality in London.

      Natura 2000

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy that the Natura 2000 network of protected conservation areas in the UK will (a) continue to...

      Agriculture: South Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department has taken to support agriculture in South Wales since May 2015.

      Agriculture: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress her Department has made on supporting access to mobile digital technology for farmers.

      Agriculture: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effect of the outcome of the EU referendum on future levels of migrant labour from other...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to improve air quality.

      Fisheries: Quotas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she plans to take steps to rebalance inland water quotas for smaller locally-based fishing communities.

      Mersey Forest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her policy is on supporting Mersey Forest in its aim to increase woodland cover to 20 per cent of the Mersey Forest area.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her policy is on compensation for farmers of the loss of CAP payments after the UK has withdrawn from the EU.

      Birds of Prey: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department has taken to protect birds of prey.

      Flood Control: Ribble Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the cost of implementing long-term flood defence systems in areas vulnerable to flooding in...

      Beach Huts: Christchurch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the application by Christchurch Borough Council to Natural England for SSSI consent for the development of beach huts...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • London City Airport: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he expects a decision to be taken on London City Airport's planning application.

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that suitable brownfield sites are prioritised for development over greenbelt...

      Council Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what exemptions there will be from the Government's proposed enforced sale of high-value council homes.

      Council Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what criteria his Department plans to use in determining which council houses will be deemed to be higher value for the...

      Social Rented Housing: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department plans to apply the pay to stay provisions of the House and Planning Act 2016 in all areas regardless of...

      Right to Buy Scheme: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether there has been any evidence of fraud relating to the Right to Buy scheme; and what steps the Government has taken to...

      Right to Buy Scheme: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many tenants who receive social security benefits have been granted the Right to Buy.

      Tenancy Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which tenants will be exempt from the Government's proposed phasing out of lifetime tenancies.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to respond to the letter to his Department from the hon. Member for Wolverhampton South West of 5 May 2016 on...

      Housing: Whalley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if his Department will take steps to mitigate the environmental and congestion concerns of residents arising from the building...

  • Scotland Office

    • Welfare State: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of welfare reform, including benefit sanctions and work capability assessments, on claimants in (a)...

  • HM Treasury

    • Mesothelioma: Research

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 2.15 of the Budget 2016, on funding for mesothelioma research, who in his Department is responsible for the decision to award...

    • Science: Finance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to replace any reductions in private investment and access to EU research grants occurring as a result of the vote to leave...

      Income Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Financial Secretary to the Treasury of 27 June 2016, Official Report, column 72, how many (a) income tax...

      Tax Collection: Debts Written Off

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department made of the value of debts written off during HM Revenue and Customs' switch from the Business Review of the Collection Service...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Electricity Generation: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when the application for state aid clearance for the remote Scottish islands will be submitted to the European Commission.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Lung Diseases: Sheffield

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people in (a) Sheffield and (b) Sheffield City Region have been diagnosed with (i) lung cancer, (ii) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,...

    • Cabinet Office: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many contract staff are employed in his Department; and what the total wage bill (a) is in 2016-17 and (b) was in 2015-16 for such staff.

      UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the Government's legal costs have been to date in connection with the legal case brought by Mishcon de Reya in respect of Article 50 of the...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

  • Department of Health

    • Lung Diseases: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduce mortality rates for people diagnosed with lung diseases.

    • Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time in accident and emergency departments was in each of the last three years.

      West Cumberland Hospital: Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his oral contribution of 5 July 2016, Official Report, column 734, if he will accord consultant-led maternity services at the West...

      Strokes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership on funding allocated to the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme.

      Health: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to reduce health inequalities in areas of high deprivation.

      Mental Health Services: Liverpool City Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many mental health nurses there were in the Liverpool City Region in each year since 2010.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions Ministers of his Department have had with their counterparts in other departments on the NHS England Five Year Forward View since the...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were diagnosed with cancer as a result of exposure to acetaldehyde in the (a) North East and (b) UK in the latest period for which...

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he took the decision to undertake an impact assessment for the purposes of the Public Sector Equality Duty of the changes to the budget for...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the finding in the King's Fund report, entitled Deficits in the NHS 2016, published on 11 July 2016, that NHS providers and...

      Pharmacy: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to restrict the quantities of drugs which can be bought from online pharmacies.

      Calderstones Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the potential loss of jobs which would arise from closure of the Calderstones hospital.

      Pharmacy: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to review the health impact of prescribing from online pharmacies; and if he will make a statement.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps he has taken to reduce childhood obesity.

      Pain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will introduce a NHS strategy on supporting patients with chronic pain.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will publish the monitoring and governance framework for the implementation of the Future in Mind recommendations.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Government Equalities Office: Babies

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what facilities are available for (a) lactating mothers and (b) the changing of babies in the Government Equalities Office.

    • Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what funding her Department has provided to the Equality and Human Rights Commission in each year since 2010-11.

      Equality and Human Rights Commission: Redundancy

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will recommend that the Equality and Human Rights Commission should commission an equality impact assessment of any future job losses at the...

  • Department for Transport

    • Aircraft: Air Conditioning

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 11 July (HL873), whether ExxonMobil was consulted by, or supplied evidence to, the Committee on...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether ministers and civil servants are required to comply with and execute EU law, and under what circumstances they can depart from the requirements of EU...

    • Syria: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the EU's refugee deal with Turkey, what impact assessment has been made of the impact of that deal on the safety and security of Syrian refugees.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the reported closure of Palestinian media outlet Musawa for a second time in a year.

      Moldova: Corruption

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what programmes are in place to help the government of Moldova address all forms of corruption.

      Moldova: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many times officials have met the deputy chairman of the Democratic Party of Moldova since May 2010.

      Moldova: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of democratic progress in Moldova.

      Turkey: Kurds

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Turkey about the impact on the civilian population of current military operations in Lice and...

      Saudi Arabia: UN Human Rights Council

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to support the re-election of Saudi Arabia to the UN Human Rights Council for a second term.

      Zimbabwe: Financial Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the likelihood that the government of Zimbabwe will comply with the obligations required for re-entry to the global...

      International Organisations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to strengthen the resources available for the development of UK policies towards the UN, the UN Security Council, UN operational...

      Council of Europe

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what policy priority they now intend to accord to the Council of Europe.

      Kurds: Females

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Kurdistan Regional Government in the light of reports of the recent closure of the Kurdish Women’s Relations...

      Sudan: Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports from Human Rights Watch of collusion between Sudanese police forces and people smugglers trafficking people in the...

      Bosnia and Herzegovina: EU Enlargement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress the UK–German initiative for Bosnia–Herzegovina, announced in November 2014, has made; what recent discussions they have had with...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports of the use of torture by Israeli Security Forces and Israeli authorities in the West Bank and Gaza; and whether...

      Iraq: Iran

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the call by Amnesty International for an investigation into the missile attack on Camp Liberty on 4 July.

      Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what monitoring the Foreign and Commonwealth Office carries out to assess the progress in implementing the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative in relation...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Motor Vehicles: UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the value of (1) passenger cars, and (2) motor vehicles, annually (a) produced in the EU, (b) exported from the UK to the...

    • Medicine: Research

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the result of the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU, what plans they have for maintaining the UK's status as a leader in EU and...

      Research: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the result of the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU, what measures they plan to take to ensure continued UK access to grants from...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of the current staffing levels in UK prisons.

    • Prison Accommodation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Prisons Inspectorate has raised concerns about the conditions in any UK prisons in the past 12 months, and if so, which.

      Prisons: Private Sector

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are considering withdrawing the contracts for responsibility for certain prisons from private companies, and if so, which companies.

      Prisons: Arson

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any prisons have suffered arson attacks in the past 12 months.

  • The Lord Chairman of Committees

    • Peers: Email

      To ask the Chairman of Committees whether any members of the House have been asked to provide written consent for their Parliamentary emails to be monitored by MessageLabs antivirus software.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Reserve Forces

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to make fuller use of personnel with regular reserve commitment liability to enhance the size of the armed forces, in particular the army,...

    • Armed Forces: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to complete the training review, publication and roll-out of training programmes on the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative, and the...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Pension Funds: Valuation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to introduce a smoothed discount rate for the purpose of pension fund valuation.

  • Home Office

    • Common Travel Area

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to maintain the normalisation of the Irish border in terms of the common travel area, and whether they plan to take steps to ensure that...

    • Asylum: France

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what legal resources are being provided to refugees in the camps in Calais and Dunkirk to make asylum applications to the UK.

      Migrant Workers: Entry Clearances

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 16 June (HL568), whether they will make available annually information about (1) how many...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the referendum of the UK membership of the EU, whether families and individuals already established in the UK, including families and...

      Hungary: Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Hungary has ratified the UN Convention on Refugees; and whether they will make representations to the government of Hungary about not expelling any...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact that the result of the referendum on UK membership of the EU will have on the free movement of football players...

      Free Movement of People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to bring UK law into line with the European Court of Justice ruling C-127/08 on the implementation of Directive 2004/38/EC and the...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why people with a British passport and of British nationality require an additional immigration check when submitting an application to rent a home.

      Refugees: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 27 June (HL649), how many unaccompanied refugee children have reached the UK so far this year...

      Visas: Malawi

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Scotland Malawi Partnership's statement that it has lost confidence in the handling of visa applications for Malawi...

      Asylum: Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what policies are in place to ensure that newly arrived asylum seekers placed in Home Office initial accommodation have immediate access to the education system.

      Horn of Africa: EU Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to commit to include safe and legal routes of passage from the Horn of Africa into the Khartoum Process.

      Refugees: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many unaccompanied child refugees have so far been officially identified in Europe, aside from the UK, and how many of those have reached the UK.

  • HM Treasury

    • Infrastructure: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the UK leaving the EU on the level and availability of European funding for UK clean energy projects and...

  • Department of Health

    • Tobacco

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government on what date they plan to publish the Tobacco Control Plan for England.

    • Health Professions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people are employed by NHS England as (1) audiologists, (2) cardiac physiologists, (3) gastrointestinal physiologists, (4) neurophysiologists, (5)...

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