Written answers

Monday, 5 September 2016

  • HM Treasury

    • Regional Planning and Development: North of England

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to further develop the Northern Powerhouse agenda.

    • Treasury: Living Wage

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people working for his Department or its executive agencies on a (a) directly employed, (b) agency or (c) outsourced basis are paid less than the...

      River Mersey: Bridges

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether funding will be made available to Knowsley Council to enable residents who live in close proximity to the Mersey Gateway Bridge and Silver Jubilee...

      River Mersey: Bridges

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend the local discount scheme to residents across Merseyside to allow them to travel toll-free across the Mersey Gateway and Silver Jubilee...

      Transport: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on (a) signed European Investment Bank (EIB) loans for transport...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to process tax credits claims for terminally ill people; and if he will consider introducing a fast track system as...

      Financial Conduct Authority and Financial Ombudsman Service

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the findings of the National Audit Office in its report on Financial services mis-selling: regulation and redress, HC 851, published in...

      Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) consultation, (b) decision-making process and (c) timetable he plans for deciding the final rules for the Government's Lifetime Individual Savings...

      UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on his policies on pursuing country-by-country reporting through the EU of the UK voting to leave the EU.

      Women in Finance Charter

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will encourage technology companies to sign up to the Women in Finance Charter.

  • Prime Minister

    • Armed Conflict

      To ask the Prime Minister, with reference to the Oral Answer by the Prime Minister of 6 July 2016, Official Report, Column 881, what assessment she has made of the level of military action or the...

    • Attorney General: Legal Opinion

      To ask the Prime Minister, in what circumstances she will restrict the dissemination of written legal advice of the Attorney General to (a) the Cabinet and (b) the Government.

      Department for International Development

      To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for International Development on maintaining that Department as a stand-alone government department and on...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether she has made any further machinery of government changes since her Written Ministerial Statement of 18 July 2016.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Work Capability Assessment: Medical Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if his Department will assess the potential merits of a cost cap applying to welfare claimants requiring a medical certificate as part of a...

    • Pension Funds: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has to ensure that pension schemes are obliged to (a) identify and (b) publish details of costs to a pension fund...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 14 June 2016 to Question 40131, on Children: maintenance, for what reasons the (a) updating work has taken less time...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 19 July 2016 to Question 42832, if he will allow part payments to cover the one to six day period between people...

      Attendance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in each parliamentary constituency receive attendance allowance.

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the introduction of the cost collection...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the average loss incurred by people in receipt of universal credit in regular employment and paid monthly whose...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employees in receipt of universal credit are paid (a) monthly on the same date each month, (b) monthly on the same day of the week in...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employers have been advised that their pay cycles might affect universal credit payments; how many employers have altered their pay...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications for personal independence payments have been rejected since the introduction of that benefit; and how many of those...

      Pension Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department plans to bring forward legislative proposals to ban the indirect investment by pension schemes in companies linked with...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, within what period for time a mandatory reconsideration must be completed for a personal independence payment application.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Bradford South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have had their payment of employment and support allowance suspended whilst waiting for a work capability assessment to be...

      Social Security Benefits: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support his Department offers to benefit claimants with diabetes once sanctions have been imposed.

      Social Security Benefits: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance is provided to jobcentre advisers on imposing sanctions on benefit claimants with diabetes.

      Social Security Benefits: Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what account his Department takes of the short and long-term economic effect of the number of births in a household in setting the level of...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 13 June 2016 to Question 39897, how many full-time equivalent officials of her Department are responsible for...

    • Asylum: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2016 to Question 40147, what steps her Department takes in cases where further evidence of family links is...

      Racial Hatred

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received from police forces in England and Wales on reports of an increase in racist incidents after the EU...

      Female Genital mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what monitoring her Department undertakes of the incidence of female genital mutilation (a) for each of the four known types of female...

      Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures her Department plans to put in place to improve the processing time for sending documentation including national insurance...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how often the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme has been applied in each police authority area in England.

      Turkey: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the ability of refugees in Turkey to receive international protection in that country.

      Europol

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on future British membership of Europol.

      European Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on future British involvement in the European Arrest Warrant.

      Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 11 July 2016 to Question 41904, what mechanisms are in place to ensure that her Department meets its...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, by which date she expects to have resettled 3,000 at risk child asylum-seekers and their families from the Middle East and North Africa to...

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what timetable she has set for resettling 20,000 Syrian refugees in the UK; and if she will make a statement.

      Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to identify areas that have higher than average levels of hate crime; and if she will provide additional...

      Undocumented Migrants: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who in her Department authorised the decision to trial in London the use of Go Home advertisement vans in 2013; and what information her...

      Refugees: Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions her Department has had with Ministers in the Department for Work and Pensions on people who have been granted...

      Forced Marriage: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what help and support is available to historic victims of forced marriage.

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether compensation is available when the Disclosure and Barring Service does not resolve checks within the 60 day service level agreement...

      Refugees: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assistance is available to foreign nationals in the UK who have indefinite right to remain to communicate with family members who are...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recourse there is for individuals who have been prevented from earning a wage due to the time taken for the processing of Disclosure...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied refugee children in Europe have been accommodated in the UK in each month of 2016 to date.

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of cases the Disclosure and Barring Service did not resolve within 60 days in (a) the UK, (b) London, (c) Harringey and (d)...

      Armed Forces: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that former service personnel from other Commonwealth countries who wish to reside in the UK are...

      Asylum: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to ensure that there are sufficient resources at a local level to manage the needs of (a) asylum seekers...

      Crimes of Violence: Cleveland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reports of offences of violence against the person were reported to Cleveland Police in each of the last five years; and what...

      Asylum: Birmingham Ladywood

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria have been used to determine how many asylum seekers could be managed in Birmingham, Ladywood constituency without causing...

      Asylum: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the (a) appropriateness and (b) implications for safeguarding of children of private contractors...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate her Department has made of the number of refugee children seeking reunion with family in the UK who are currently in Europe.

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that the police and security services have the necessary powers to apprehend people planning terrorist...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to tackle people trafficking.

      Confiscation Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to confiscate money from criminals; and what plans she has to further strengthen the asset recovery regime.

      Police: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to support policing in rural areas.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of trends in the level of cybercrime.

      Right of Abode: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with people from other EU countries living in the UK since the EU referendum on their right to live in the UK...

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to protect people from fraud and its effect on families and communities.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people working for his Department on a (a) directly employed, (b) agency or (c) outsourced basis are paid less than the living wage as...

  • Department of Health

    • Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what dates Ministers of his Department have met representatives of the food industry to discuss the Government's proposed national obesity strategy;...

    • Biomedicines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment the Government has made of the level of compliance with Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency guidance that specifies that...

      Biosimilar Medicines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the level of compliance with Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency regulations which state that...

      Biosimilar Medicines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance the NHS has given on the minimum standards for consenting patients when their originator biological medicine is switched for a biosimilar.

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the need for a proposed hepatitis C improvement framework; and if he will make a statement.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of drug-related visits to accident and emergency units involved the use of legal highs in the last six months.

      Autism: West Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support is available in West Lancashire for children with autistic spectrum disorders.

      Autism: West Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children in West Lancashire have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in each of the last five years.

      Care Homes: Mental Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, under what criteria NHS trusts can place mental health patients in care homes.

      Mental Capacity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will review processes for handling deaths of persons subject to deprivation of liberty safeguards, and their effect on (a) members of the family of...

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to standardise nutritional information in food and drink labelling.

      Strokes: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the treatment of strokes of withdrawing access to patent foramen ovale closure and left atrial...

      Urinary System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with NICE about the effectiveness of guidelines to tackle urinary tract infections that are (a) acute and (b) chronic.

      Department of Health: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people working for his Department or its executive agencies on a (a) directly employed, (b) agency or (c) outsourced basis are paid less than...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to tackle obesity in (a) the North East and (b) England.

      Abortion: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many abortions (a) overall and (b) where Downs syndrome had been identified were carried out at each (i) NHS hospital, (ii) clinic and (iii) surgery...

      Hearing Impairment: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research into hearing loss at what cost his Department has commissioned in the last three years.

      National Childbirth Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what grants for what purpose his Department is making to the National Childbirth Trust in 2016.

      Health: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of welfare reform on health inequalities in (a) St Helens North constituency, (b) Merseyside and (c) England.

      Department of Health: NHS Property Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which Minister in his Department is responsible for NHS Property Services.

      Liver Diseases: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to increase awareness of liver disease in the (a) general population and (b) NHS.

      Liver Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has been made of the causes of regional variation in liver disease outcomes in England.

      National Childbirth Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he or officials in his Department last met the Chairman or Chief Executive of the National Childbirth Trust.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how GP practices will be able to access the planned additional investment in general practice of £2.4 billion per year by 2020-21.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many of the 1,500 clinical pharmacists pledged in the GP Forward View will have been brought in by the end of each financial year until April 2020.

      Giant Cell Arteritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will develop and implement a national measure to (a) monitor whether patients with suspected giant cell arteritis (GCA) are being referred to a...

      Urinary System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve the accuracy of diagnosing chronic urinary tract infections.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 30 June 2016 to Question 41004, what the cost to the NHS was of financing free prescriptions in 2015-16.

      Nutrition: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations his Department has received on the references to dairy products in the revised Eatwell Guide.

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding is available for training care workers on supporting people with autism.

      Nutrition: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when Public Health England plans to publish its report on the process of revising the Eatwell Guide.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in each local authority area were identified as having eligible care needs in each year since 2009-10.

      Action on Smoking and Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place a copy of the grant application for funding for 2016-17 from Action on Smoking and Health in the Library.

      Mental Health Services: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to increase the number of acute adult psychiatric beds for patients.

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support his Department (a) provides and (b) facilitates for people who are diagnosed with autism.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding his Department provides to support new NHS dental practices in areas with inadequate provision.

      Visual Impairment: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to increase the number of eye clinic liaison officers.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to implement the recommendations of the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Commission on Acute Adult Psychiatric Care in its report,...

      Visual Impairment: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether GPs are required to ensure that patient letters are provided in a format that is readable for blind and partially-sighted people.

      Antibiotics: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much additional funding is being made available by his Department to meet the target of a 50 per cent reduction in prescription of antimicrobial drugs.

      Antibiotics: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department plans to publish its strategy for halving inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions by 2020.

      Antibiotics: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department plans to publish its response to the recommendations in the final report of the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, published in May 2016.

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library the reviews his Department has conducted of the effectiveness of tobacco control measures introduced in the last 20 years.

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people received NHS Continuing Healthcare in each year since 2009-10.

      NHS: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS trusts failed to provide data on referral to treatment times in each year since May 2010.

      Autism: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average length of time is for children to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders in (a) England and (b) West Lancashire.

      Pain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will issue a response to Early Day Motion 195, on Chronic pain, tabled on 13 June 2016.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 21 July 2016 to Question 42983, when his Department plans to publish the impact assessment for changes to the budget for...

      Urinary System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has had representations on the research conducted by Professor Malone-Lee and University College London researchers on the effectiveness of...

      Tobacco: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an estimate of the cumulative effect of the tobacco control measures introduced in the last 10 years on small independent retailers...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Digital Technology: EU Internal Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the outcome of the EU referendum on the UK's participation in the Digital...

    • Marks and Spencer: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will discuss with Marks and Spencer PLC its plans to introduce changes to pay and conditions for staff working at...

      Climate Change: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether it remains his Department's policy to meet EU climate targets; and if he will make a statement.

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to set new climate targets as a result of the outcome of the EU referendum; and if he will...

      Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to protect employment levels in (a) St Helens North constituency, (b) Merseyside and (c) the UK.

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's costings for nuclear power of the findings of the...

      Climate Change: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which (a) minister and (b) Government officials attended the Petersberg Climate Dialogue on 4 and 5 July 2016; and what...

      Climate Change Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the UK plans to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change separately and independently of the EU.

      Climate Change Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of whether it will be necessary to bring forward new (a) primary or (b) secondary...

      Climate Change Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the ratification of the Paris Agreement on climate change in the UK will follow the procedure for an EU...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what responsibilities his Department has for (a) formulating and (b) overseeing regulation of the shale gas industry;...

      Carbon Sequestration: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of when the UK will lose EU funding previously allocated to the UK for carbon capture and...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government plans to continue its participation in the negotiations towards the 2030 EU Climate Framework;...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to address the downgrading of the UK's rating for energy security in the World Energy Council's...

      Business: Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether electricity companies are required to provide financial compensation to business customers who are affected...

      Private Rented Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to increase the energy efficiency of private rented sector dwellings.

      Carbon Sequestration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which (a) groups and (b) individuals his Department has invited to work with the Government on developing a strategy...

      Environment Protection: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions Ministers in (a) his Department and (b) the Department for Energy and Climate Change before its merger...

      Manufacturing Industries: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that energy costs are competitive to support manufacturing industries.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Unidentified Flying Objects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many sightings of unidentified flying objects have been reported in each of the last five years.

    • Armed Forces: Credit Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress he has made on establishing a credit union for members of the armed forces; what steps he is taking to make military personnel aware of...

      Ministry of Defence: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people working for his Department or its executive agencies on a (a) directly employed, (b) agency or (c) outsourced basis are paid less than...

      Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's planning assumptions are for formulating the in-service date for the first of the Vanguard-successor submarines.

      Armed Forces: Horses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many horses have been euthanized by his Department in each of the last 12 months.

      Armed Forces: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military working dogs have been euthanized by his Department in the last 12 months.

      Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the consequences for the viability of the Successor submarine programme of the conclusions of the...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how he plans to ensure that the Royal Navy maintains its maritime unmanned air system capability from late 2017.

      Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the range of capability requirements for the General Purpose Frigate programme and the likely threats it will face.

      Ministry of Defence: Accountancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the qualification of his Department's 2015-16 accounts by the Comptroller and Auditor General, what steps is he taking to improve...

      Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the first Vanguard successor submarine will come into service.

      Warships: Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who has been consulted in drawing up the National Shipbuilding Strategy.

      Warships: Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to publish the National Shipbuilding Strategy.

      Porton Down: Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many experiments were conducted on each species of animal at the DSTL Porton Down facility in each of the last 12 months.

      Defence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a commitment to spend two per cent of gross domestic product on defence in each year until 2020.

      Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the current budget is for the Type 26 Frigate programme.

      Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with the Royal Navy about further extending the out-of-service dates for the Type 23 frigate.

      Apache AH-64 Helicopter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the role will be of (a) Leonardo helicopters and (b) that helicopter's production facility in Yeovil in the long-term support work for the AH-64E...

      Ministry of Defence: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 36 of the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review, how many members of staff are employed in his Department's commercial...

      Hercules Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department plans to spend on the upgrade and life-extension programme for the C130-J programme.

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department expects the Brimstone 2 missile system for Typhoon aircraft to be in service.

      Ministry of Defence: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his targets are for reductions in the defence estate in each year to 2020.

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what he plans the in-service date to be for each of the nine P-8 Poseidon aircraft.

      Ministry of Defence: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many civilian redundancies are planned in his Department in each year to 2020.

      Military Attaches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's planned expenditure is on UK defence attachés in each year to 2020.

      Ministry of Defence: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's planned expenditure is on language training in each year to 2020.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of families with children living in temporary accommodation in (a) Coventry, (b) the...

    • Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of the number of (a) homeless people and (b) rough sleepers in (i) Coventry, (ii) the West...

      Property Development: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department can take against developers who illegally build new developments too close to river banks and...

      Economic Growth: Tees Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will publish a response to the recommendations in the report by Lord Heseltine, entitled Tees Valley: opportunity...

      Combined Authorities: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much central government funding has been provided to each combined authority in each year since those combined authorities...

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will publish guidance for local authority pension schemes on investment in arms companies producing banned munitions; and...

      Right to Buy Scheme: Housing Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made on giving housing association tenants whose tenancies are defined as market rental the right to buy.

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps members of the public can take to ensure that their local authorities comply with the National Planning Policy Framework.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what support he has provided to local authorities and the construction industry to encourage the promotion of self-build...

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of dwellings in the UK have an EPC rating below band E; and what proportion of measures installed under the...

  • Scotland Office

    • Fisheries: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether the Government plans to devolve the areas of law and policy on fishing formerly dealt with by the EU to Scotland's Government and Parliament...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what representations he has received from non-governmental organisations on the reported use of arms sold by Britain to Saudi Arabia in Yemen.

  • Department for Transport

    • Cycling: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many deaths of cyclists on roads there were in (a) St Helens North constituency, (b) Merseyside, (c) the North West and (d) the UK in each of the...

    • Department for Transport: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people working for his Department or its executive agencies on a (a) directly employed, (b) agency or (c) outsourced basis are paid less than...

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with his European counterparts on promoting (a) a sulphur limit and (b) decarbonisation measures through the International...

      Cycling: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many cyclists died as a result of road traffic incident in each year since 2010 in (a) Redcar, (b) the North East and (c) the UK.

      River Mersey: Bridges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer about the introduction of tolls on the Mersey Gateway and Silver Jubilee...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the average accident rate is higher on dual carriageways than on three lane roads.

      Roads: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether dual carriageways are more expensive to build than three lane roads.

      Roads: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will re-evaluate the dualling of the entire A303/A30 corridor.

      Roads: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department will (a) approve and (b) fund the upgrade of the A303/A30 between Southfields and Honiton.

      River Mersey: Bridges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding he is making available to (a) Warrington and Cheshire West and (b) Chester councils to enable residents to travel toll-free across the...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to recommendation 22 of the Environmental Audit Committee in its First Report of Session 2015-16, on the Airports Commission Report:...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to page 307 of the Airports Commission Final Report, published in July 2015, what steps his Department is taking to assess options for...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will estimate the contribution to the UK economy of airline passengers who have transferred through Heathrow Airport in each of the last three years.

      Cycling and Walking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the level of potential savings to NHS budgets were the targets set out in the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy to...

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to include having dementia and Alzheimer's Disease as criteria for (a) eligibility without further assessment or (b) eligibility...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to require Heathrow Airport to pay for relocation for the Lakeside Energy From Waste Facility in the event of that...

      Heathrow Airport: Impact Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has undertaken or commissioned an environmental impact assessment of a construction phase for a third runway at Heathrow Airport.

      Heathrow Airport: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will estimate the number of long-haul business passengers that will terminate at Heathrow Airport in 2050 (a) with and (b) without a third...

      Heathrow Airport: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many long-haul business passengers terminated at Heathrow Airport in 2011; and what proportion of those passengers were (a) UK residents and (b)...

      Heathrow Airport: Night Flying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will require Heathrow Airport to accept the recommendation of the Civil Aviation Authority that night flights at that airport be...

      London Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it is the Government's policy that the airport that is awarded an extra runway must meet the costs of any surface access works required by...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) models and (b) criteria his Department is using to make a cost and benefit analysis of the effect of the proposed Northwest runway at...

      London Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, in which month he plans to make an announcement on airport expansion.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of whether there will be an increase in airport-related traffic at Heathrow Airport in the event of that...

      London Airports: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what he plans the timescale to be for the planned public consultation after the Government has made its decision on airport expansion.

      Heathrow Airport: Night Flying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of implementing the recommendation of the Civil Aviation Authority that night flights...

      Aviation: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to use the National Noise Attitudes Survey 2014 to update the Government's policy on aviation noise and health costs.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on the level of fees charged by Heathrow Airport to airlines in the event of a third...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will request that Heathrow Airport complies with all the conditions set out by the Airports Commission in its final report,...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to recommendation 11 of the Environmental Audit Committee in its First Report of Session 2015-16, on The Airports Commission Report:...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 July 2016 to Question 905825, whether he has received reports on which formal charges have been...

    • Yemen: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the (a) Saudi Arabian and (b) Yemeni ambassador on the humanitarian situation in Yemen.

      Islamic State: Genocide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to act upon the Resolution of the House of 20 April 2016 on the recognition of genocide by Daesh against...

      Islamic State: Genocide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the statement in his article in The Telegraph of 27 March 2016, on his Department's hesitation in using the...

      Yemen: Cultural Heritage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of whether there have been contraventions of the (a) 1954 Hague Convention on the Protection of...

      Syria: Cultural Heritage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of whether there have been contraventions of the (a) 1954 Hague Convention on the Protection of...

      Palestinians: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Palestinian authorities on reports that three death sentences were issued or upheld by...

      Kashmir: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage a reduction in violence in Kashmir; and if he will make a statement.

      British Nationals Abroad: Forced Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British citizens who have entered into early forced marriage have been charged with the cost of repatriation to the UK...

      Rebecca Coriam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19 July 2016, to Question 42328, if he will provide (a) a schedule of the consular documents and (b)...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many people working for his Department or its executive agencies on a (a) directly employed, (b) agency or (c) outsourced...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Ambassador to Israel was asked to sign the letter, signed in July 2016 by eight European ambassadors, to Israeli...

      UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received of allegations that UK funding through the UN to MINURSO is being misused and that UN...

      Cybercrime: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on future UK participation in the EU cyber security strategy.

      Forced Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how the Forced Marriage Unit defines historic victims.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will issue a response to Early Day Motion 110, on Palestinian oil and gas reserves, tabled on 26 June 2016.

      Forced Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many forced marriages the Forced Marriage Unit has helped prevent since 2005.

      Turkey: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to encourage the Turkish government to protect citizens' rights after the attempted coup in...

      Western Sahara: Self-determination of States

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara on the right of the Saharawi people...

      Indonesia: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to promote LGBT rights in Indonesia.

      Papua: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to promote human rights in West Papua.

      Indonesia: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Indonesian government on the treatment of people living with mental health conditions...

      Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to promote the abolition of the death penalty worldwide.

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many people working for her Department or its executive agencies on a (a) directly employed, (b) agency or (c) outsourced basis...

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she has had discussions with her European counterparts on the letter signed in July 2016 by eight European Ambassadors to...

      Venezuela: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to assist those suffering from hunger in Venezuela.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2016, to Question 41982, which nations receive direct foreign aid from the UK.

      Department for International Development: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many civil servants have been (a) transferred, (b) seconded and (c) given cross-departmental roles with which Department's since...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she plans to delay or revisit the (a) bilateral aid review and (b) multilateral aid reviews in response to the EU referendum...

      Department for International Development: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what mission statements and priorities her Department has had in place in each of the last six years; and what recent changes have...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she plans to (a) amend or (b) repeal any of the international development acts.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she plans to amend the definition of overseas development assistance used by her Department.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of applying the target of spending 0.7 per cent of gross domestic product on...

  • Department for Education

    • Further Education: Liverpool City Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the cost to the public purse has been to date of the area-based review of post-16 education in the Liverpool City Region.

    • Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the trends in the number of applications to Early Years Teacher training courses over the last five years.

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will ensure that the review of fair funding for early years education includes steps to close the gender attainment gap at age five.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support her Department gives successful schools wishing to establish a multi-academy trust.

      Regional Schools Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what sanctions are available to a Regional Schools Commissioner to address the poor performance of a multi-academy trust in their region; and what her...

      Apprentices: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the reasons for the low level of representation of ethnic minorities among people starting an apprenticeship.

      Apprentices: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to increase the number of apprentices who are of an ethnic minority.

      Further Education: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many places there are for 16 to 19 year olds in (a) schools, (b) further education colleges, (c) university technical colleges and (d) free...

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many applications from maintained schools to convert to academy status were (a) approved and (b) declined by each regional schools commissioner in...

      Secondary Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many secondary schools which have not applied for academy status have been subject to intervention powers in each local authority area in England...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support is available for schools that do not wish to apply for academy status but which are judged by Ofsted to require improvement.

      Universities: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many school leavers in (a) St Helens North constituency, (b) Merseyside, (c) the North West and (d) the UK who were (i) entitled and (ii) not...

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how the planned early years workforce strategy will increase recruitment and improve retention of early years teachers.

      Schools: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to reduce costs incurred by schools which were built under the Private Finance Initiative.

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to tackle hate crime through education in schools.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to release local authority children's services departments from their safeguarding children responsibilities.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the implications of the provisions in clause 15 of the Children and Social Work Bill for strengthening safeguarding...

      Teachers: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her policy to introduce a government-run website for the purpose of advertising teacher vacancies so as to reduce the cost for...

      Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her policy is on the pupil premium; and what potential effect the national funding formula for schools once implemented will have on that policy.

      National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it policy to adopt a national assessment framework at Key Stage 3 in order to remove from schools the need to spend time writing...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to introduce the national funding formula for schools in England; and what plans she has for how that formula will be implemented.

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her policies (a) in general and (b) on the gender gap for early language attainment at age five...

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to support successful multi-academy trusts in collaborating and sharing best practices with other such trusts.

      Academies: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her Department's criteria are for intervening in order to close a multi-academy trust.

      Education: Tees Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many places for 16 to 19 year olds there are in (a) schools and (b) further education colleges in (i) the Tees Valley and (ii) Middlesbrough South...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Churches: Blackburn

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, which churches and personnel in Preston and the rest of the Diocese of Blackburn have participated in the English...

    • Children in Care: Kent

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, whether the Church of England plans to respond to the report by Professor Sue Proctor on abuse at Kendall House,...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she will take to protect businesses in the digital sector as the UK prepares to leave the EU.

    • Broadband: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what additional support and resources her Department is providing to assist West Sussex County Council in meeting its universal...

      5G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if her Department will make it its policy to launch commercial 5G services in at least one city by 2020.

      Broadband: Devon and Somerset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an assessment of the progress against its targets of BT's commercial roll-out of superfast broadband in the Connecting...

      Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with Nintendo about incidences of trespass or disrespecting of cemeteries or religious sites caused by...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of young people taking part in the National Citizen Service since its inception have had a registered disability.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many young people have (a) started, (b) completed and graduated from and (c) registered for the National Citizen Service since its...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to encourage young deaf people to take part in the National Citizen Service.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Wetlands: New Forest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate her Department has made of the cost to the public purse of the Latchmore Wetland Restoration Project in the...

    • Wetlands: New Forest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish the habitats regulation assessment for the Latchmore Wetland Restoration Project in the New Forest.

      Nature Conservation: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 13 June 2016 to Question 39643, what plans the Government has to discuss the EU Nature Directive...

      Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate her Department has made of the number of dogs in the UK (a) in 2010 and (b) on the latest date for which...

      School Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if her Department will introduce a new programme to replace the EU School Milk Scheme after the UK's exit from the EU.

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to increase the rate of new woodland planting.

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the area of new woodland planting was in 2015-16; and what assessment she has made of progress towards meeting her...

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to reduce approval process timescales for woodland planting.

      Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her policy is on future collaboration with the EU on tackling pollution and Directive 2008/1/EC.

      Cane Sugar: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to review the tariffs imposed on cane sugar imports in the course of negotiations on exiting the EU; and...

      Hunting Act 2004

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there have been since 2010 under the Hunting Act 2004.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Government expects to receive the EU Commission's assessment of the UK Air Quality Plan.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government plans to take to tackle air pollution and the associated health effects.

      Montreal Protocol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which (a) Ministers and (b) officials from the Government plan to attend the Montreal Protocol meetings in July 2016.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many staff of his Department will be based in (a) Brussels and (b) Strasbourg; and if he will make a statement.

    • UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, when he expects negotiations between the UK and EU on the UK leaving the EU to begin; and if he will make a statement.

      Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what his policy is on transferring powers and functions currently held by the EU to devolved administrations once the UK exits the EU.

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what his policy is on access to the single market for services; and if he will make a statement.

      UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if his Department will publish a white paper on the UK's exit from the EU.

      Aarhus Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what the Government's policy is on continuing to adhere to the terms of the Aarhus Convention on access to information, public...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how much his Department has spent to date on legal advice; and how much he estimates will be so spent during 2016-17.

      Service Industries: EU Internal Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of the potential costs to the (a) financial sector, (b) legal services sector and (c) professional...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Consultants and Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how much his Department has spent on consultancy and legal fees since it was established.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many staff will be employed by his Department with the remit of renegotiating trading agreements with the EU.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what the recruitment process is for employing an official from another government department in a new role in his Department.

      European Research Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps he plans to take during negotiations on leaving the EU to seek continued UK participation in the European Research Council...

      European Court of Justice: Judgements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has undertaken of the level of need to transfer European Court of Justice rulings into legislation to ensure their...

      UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether his Department plans to commission professional service companies to assist with the negotiation process of exiting the EU.

      Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the future of the UK steel...

      Trade Agreements: European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of (a) the Norwegian, (b) the Swiss, (c) the Canadian and (d) other models for a...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what budget has been allocated to his Department for all future years.

      Vienna Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of how the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties 1969 applies in relation to UK citizens currently...

      UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps he plans to take to ensure cross-party input at each stage of formulating national goals and strategy in negotiating the...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what weight he plans to give to enabling the Government to meet its net migration target in his negotiation of a trade deal with the EU.

      EU Staff: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether any staff of EU institutions will be eligible to transfer their employment to the UK Government under the Transfer of...

      British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with governments of other EU countries on the rights of residence of British citizens resident in EU...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether he plans to employ any national security experts in his Department.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with other EU countries on the UK's future trading relationship with those countries; and if he will make...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, when he plans to start negotiations on a new trading relationship with the EU.

  • Attorney General

    • Hate Crime: Disability

      To ask the Attorney General, what progress he has made on increasing the number of prosecutions for disability hate crime.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many people working for his Department on a (a) directly employed, (b) agency or (c) outsourced basis are paid less than the living wage as defined by...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Locks and Keys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much has been spent on the replacement of prison keys, doors and locks in each of the last five years.

    • Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of appeals to the Tribunals Service from appellants in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England in relation to (i) personal...

      Courts: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which magistrates' and Crown courts have separate waiting rooms for victims of domestic violence and those accused of assaulting them.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Private Members' Bills

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, in respect of which private members bills presented on 29 June 2016 the Office of Parliamentary Counsel has been authorised to offer drafting support...

    • Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which ministerial responsibilities are held by the Office of the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

      Young People: Leeds

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) 16, (b) 17 and (c) 18 year olds there were in Leeds in the most recent year for which information is available; and what estimate he has...

      Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 11 July 2016 to Question 41528, with which Government departments Rupert McNeil, the Chief People Officer, has met to discuss...

      Cabinet Office: Living Wage

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people working for his Department or its executive agencies on a (a) directly employed, (b) agency or (c) outsourced basis are paid less than...

      Corruption

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether it is still planned that the International Anti-Corruption Co-ordination Centre will be based in London.

      Ministers: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to amend the Ministerial Code to include the full text of the rules on business appointments.

      Business Appointments Advisory Committee: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when his Department plans to respond to the letter sent to it by the Chair of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments in November 2015.

      Cabinet Office: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the current workstream priorities are of the Policy Innovation Policy Lab team.

      Cabinet Office: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how each unit in his Department performed on handling correspondence from hon. Members and Peers during 2015.

      Cabinet Office: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 21 July 2016 to Question 43014, how individual units record their legal costs.

      Cabinet Office: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how individual units within his Department manage and record their budgets.

      Cabinet Office: Offices

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many Directors General in his Department have a private office.

      Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 11 July 2016 to Question 41528, which government departments the Civil Service Chief People Officer, Rupert McNeil, has met...

      Cabinet Office: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he plans to take to improve performance in his Department of handling correspondence from hon. Members and Peers.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • EU Action: Parliamentary Scrutiny

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, for each government department, from January to June 2016, on how many occasions the scrutiny reserve resolution in (1) the House of Lords, and (2) the...

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