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Written answers

Thursday, 3 November 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of senior civil service graded posts in his Department classified as (i) deputy director, (ii) assistant...

    • Egypt: Air Routes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which of the Government's requirements for lifting the current flight ban between the UK and Sharm el-Sheikh have not been met by Egyptian authorities.

      Department for Transport: UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 6 December 2010, Official Report, column 7WS, what consideration his Department has given to...

      A46: Lincoln

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proposals he has further to reduce traffic delays on the A46 Lincoln ring road; and if he will make a statement.

      Heathrow Airport: Night Flying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 28 October 2016 to Question 50202, on Heathrow Airport: night flying, what (a) flexibility and (b) penalties for violation...

      Trains: Graffiti

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many trains have been taken out of circulation due to graffiti in each of the last three years.

      Heathrow Airport: Air Routes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 28 October 2016 to Question 50200, on Heathrow Airport: air routes, what legal mechanisms the Government plans to use to...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to include provisions on the regulation of drones in the Modern Transport Bill; and if he will make a statement.

      Driving under Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of lowering the drink-drive limit to 50mg alcohol per 100ml blood.

      Driving under influence: Wiltshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many deaths were caused in Wiltshire by people driving over the prescribed alcohol limit in each of the last five years.

      Lasers: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Climate Change and Industry of 13 September 2016, Official Report, columns 757-8, what progress...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Communities and Local Government: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of senior civil service graded posts in his Department classified as (i) deputy director,...

    • Communities and Local Government: UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 6 December 2010, Official Report, column 7WS, what consideration his...

      Building Regulations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the extent of compliance with Part M of the building regulations for (a) dwellings and...

      Domestic Violence: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the implications for the provision of his Department's services of the findings of the report...

  • HM Treasury

    • Taxation: Environment Protection

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the role of the carbon price floor in maintaining security of electricity supply.

    • Taxation: Environment Protection

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when his Department plans to provide an update on the future of the carbon price floor after 2021.

      Excise Duties: Beer

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to review the terms of the Small Breweries' Relief scheme; and whether his Department has sought representations from...

      Police: Occupational Pensions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of making changes to police pension regulations to equalise survivor benefits for people in...

      Revenue and Customs: Porthmadog

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made on finding an alternative location for the HM Revenue and Customs Welsh Language Unit staff and needs enhanced service staff...

      Concentrix: Standards

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will conduct an official investigation into HM Revenue and Customs' conduct in relation to monitoring the performance of Concentrix since that company...

      Revenue and Customs: Cumbernauld

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) staff at Cumbernauld Tax Office have been placed in the redeployment pool as a result of HMRC's decision to end its...

      Concentrix: Standards

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons (a) HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and (b) his Department have not investigated Concentrix's performance as required in Section 13.1 of the...

      Concentrix

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether people with outstanding tax credit claims should contact Concentrix through their helpline or contact HM Revenue and Customs directly.

      Concentrix

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of tax credits savings to date which were as a result of erroneous accusations by Concentrix against legitimate tax...

      Concentrix: Standards

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the minutes of meetings which were held between Concentrix and (a) HM Revenue and Customs and (b) his Department for the purposes of...

      Concentrix

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what timescale has been set for incorrect tax credit withdrawals by Concentrix to be remedied; and what plans he has to compensate claimants for any missing...

      Concentrix: Standards

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what target his Department had for savings to the public purse from the Concentrix contract; and what the evidential basis for that target was.

      Concentrix

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to seek compensation from Concentrix to cover the cost of HM Revenue and Customs staff having to resolve tax credit claims (a) to date and...

      Concentrix

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government plans to seek payment from Concentrix to fund any remedial action on erroneous accusations made by Concentrix against legitimate tax...

      Concentrix: Staff

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on the number of staff Concentrix has employed in the UK in each year since 2014.

      Concentrix: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much tax Concentrix has paid in the UK in each year since 2014.

      Concentrix: Standards

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what date his Department first received representations that Concentrix was not meeting its performance targets.

      Revenue and Customs: Cumbernauld

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which organisation is expected to meet the cost of redundancy payments to Fujitsu staff at Cumbernald Tax Office who will lose their jobs as a result of the...

      Revenue and Customs: Croydon

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, (a) what proportion of and (b) how many staff at the offices being replaced by the Croydon Regional Centre have been offered exit packages instead of...

      Revenue and Customs: Sick Leave

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the most recent policy guidance from HM Revenue and Customs on managing poor attendance came into force.

      Wells Fargo

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Financial Conduct Authority on Wells Fargo bank.

      Wells Fargo

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has met representatives of Wells Fargo bank to discuss the selling of financial products by that bank.

      Lloyds Banking Group: Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Financial Conduct Authority on the reported £16 billion set aside by Lloyds Banking Group for the mis-selling of...

      Financial Services: Organised Crime

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on the number of financial services firms registered with the Financial Conduct Authority which have been identified...

      Money Laundering

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what measures (a) the Government, (b) law enforcement agencies and (c) financial regulators have put in place to ensure that unregulated payments are not...

      Financial Services: ICT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the Government's policy is on oversight of globally operating electronic payment systems using virtual UK places of business.

      Tax evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how (a) the Government, (b) law enforcement agencies and (c) financial regulators prevent the use of unregulated payments systems for the purpose of UK tax...

      Vat

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential effect on the economy of reductions in the rate of VAT.

      Corporation Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will make an assessment of the effect on the economy of potential reductions in the rate of corporation tax.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the register of persons with significant control, what proportion of returns from companies have...

    • Research: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether UK-based research institutions will be able to access the EU's Horizon 2020 programme until 2020; and if he...

      Magnox Reactors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the reasons are for the increase in costs of £1.6 billion by Cavendish Fluor Partnership for the clean-up...

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of management of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority in response to...

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the cost to the public purse was of the (a) legal and (b) associated costs in the case of EnergySolutions EU...

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to improve the procurement process in the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority in response to the...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 6 December 2010, Official Report, column 7WS, what consideration...

      Coal Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many times government ministers have met the Coal Authority in the last two years.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many apprenticeships have been created in his Department in each region in each of the last five years; and how...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate he has made of the level of procurement of British steel by his Department in the last 12 months.

      Energy: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure energy imported from the EU is not subject to tariffs after the UK leaves the EU.

      Trident Submarines: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 27 October 2016 to Question 49056, when he was made aware that French steel was being used to...

      Solar Power: Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to announce the results of the consultation on proposals to remove solar panels from the Renewable Heat...

      Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2016 to Question 48677, how much the Government has received from the Mineworkers'...

      Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government has made direct payments to the Mineworkers' Pension Scheme under the guarantee arrangements.

      Retail Trade: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has for invigorating high street trading in the West Midlands in the next 12 months.

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to simplify planning and administrative processes required before exploratory drilling...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many officials of his Department have opted out of the EU Working Time Directive.

      Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department has taken to develop a long-term strategy for business growth after the UK's decision to...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Syria: Air Space

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with UN member counterparts on the potential introduction of a no-fly zone over Syria.

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of senior civil service graded posts in his Department classified as (i) deputy director,...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 6 December 2010, Official Report, column 7WS, what consideration his...

      Royal Yacht

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2016 to Question 47643, what estimate his Department has made of the number of times a new...

      British Indian Ocean Territory: UN Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 26 August 2016 to Question 45523, for what reasons the Government has not ratified the Convention for...

      British Indian Ocean Territory: UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 26 August 2016 to Question 45523, what plans he has to provide a response to the UN Committee on the...

      Ilois: Resettlement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 26 August 2016 to Question 45523, what steps he plans to take to update Parliament, Chagossians and...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the level of procurement of British steel by his Department in the last 12 months.

      Ukraine: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will have discussions with his counterparts in other EU member states on ensuring that the observance of the right to...

      Kenya: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the British High Commissioner to Kenya on the acceptance of donations for corporate...

      Uganda: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the British High Commissioner to Uganda on the acceptance of donations for corporate...

      Tanzania: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the British High Commissioner to Tanzania on the acceptance of donations for corporate...

      Libya: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of Libya on compensation for UK victims of Gaddafi-sponsored IRA...

      Venezuela: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which projects in Venezuela have received funds from the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund.

      Diplomatic Service: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on UK embassies, high commissions and consulates accepting donations from private companies and...

      Syria: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on the treatment of Christians in Syria.

      Syria: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to enable Christians to stay in Syria.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent estimate he has made of the level of procurement of British steel by his Department in the last 12 months.

    • Charter for Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment the Northern Ireland Office has made of the performance to date of Charter N.I; and if he will make a statement.

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Location

      To ask the Attorney General, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of senior civil service graded posts in the Law Officers' Departments classified as (i) deputy director, (ii) assistant director,...

    • Attorney General: UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

      To ask the Attorney General, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 6 December 2010, Official Report, column 7WS, what consideration the Law Officers' Departments have given to...

  • Department for International Development

  • Department for Education

    • Further Education: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the evidential basis is for the Government's policy that there should be one technical certificate offered by only one awarding organisation; and...

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how she plans to measure the effectiveness of the apprenticeships programme.

      Education: Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to form the expert panel for Gypsy, Traveller and Roma education; and who will be invited to participate in that panel.

      Archaeology: GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the potential effect of withdrawal of the archaeology A-level on the number of students taking that subject at...

      English Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of recommendations made by the Bacc for the Future campaign before deciding which subjects to include in the English...

      Mandarin Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 10 October 2016 to Question 46637, how the initial 14 schools were selected for that programme; and where the other 12...

      Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what criteria were used to select the first six social mobility opportunity areas; and if she will publish the evidence that that decision was based on.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what mechanisms her Department has for ensuring that local authorities manage their childcare funding effectively.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the cost to her Department was of commissioning Frontier Economics to develop a framework for measuring the impact of the new entitlement for...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if her Department will publish the data that it is using to measure the effectiveness of the free childcare entitlement in increasing the employment...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she has taken to ensure that local authorities are updating and improving access to their Family Information Service in preparation for...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what timetable has been set by her Department for the Government's response to the consultation on the new national funding formula.

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2016 to Question 47306, what assessment she has made of whether the proportion of overseas fee income received...

      Schools: Luton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of demand for school places for (a) boys and (b) girls in Luton in the next five years.

      Saint Anne's High School for Girls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department spent on developing and supporting the Saint Anne's High School for Girls free school project in Luton prior to its cancellation.

      Government Departments: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2016 to Question 48637, how the Government Equalities Office ensures compliance with its obligations under...

      Department for Education: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many officials of her Department have opted out of the EU Working Time Directive.

      Pre-school Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons teachers with early-years teacher status do not have qualified teaching status.

      Higher Education: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many higher-education students are living in (a) Birmingham and (b) Birmingham, Northfield constituency.

      Humanities: Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to increase the take-up of humanities subjects in secondary schools.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October 2016 to Question 48562, on prisoners' release, how many times representations have been made by the victim's family...

    • Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 12 October 2016 to Question 48562, how many of the families of the victims of the 61 prisoners (a) were offered the chance to...

      Ministry of Justice: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent estimate she has made of the level of procurement of British steel by her Department in the last 12 months.

      Ministry of Justice: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many apprenticeships have been created in her Department in each region in each of the last five years; and how many participants in those...

      Probation: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the findings of Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Probation, published in their report entitled A thematic inspection of the provision and...

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment she has made of the effect of changes to immigration and asylum tribunal fees on access to justice.

      Offenders: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if her Department's review of Transforming Rehabilitation addresses the effect of that policy on women; and when she plans to publish the findings of...

      Probation: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps she is taking in response to the conclusion of HM Inspectorate of Probation in its report of 29 September 2016, A thematic inspection of the...

      Victim Support Schemes: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to her Department's report entitled Our Commitment to Victims, published in September 2014, whether the national roll-out of pre-trial...

      Registered Intermediaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many requests were made for registered intermediaries in each year since 2010.

      Prisoner Escapes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoner escapes there were in (a) England and (b) Cumbria in each of the last six years.

      Prison Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many full-time prison officers were employed in (a) England, (b) Cumbria and (c) Copeland constituency in each of the last six years.

      Young Offenders: Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which locations her Department has identified as potential candidates for the first stages of the roll-out of section 28 of the Youth Justice Criminal...

      Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to her Department's publication, Our Commitment to Victims, published in September 2014, what steps she has taken to ensure there are...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people whose initial personal independence claim was unsuccessful died before their appeal was heard in each year from 2013 to date.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of senior civil service graded posts in her Department classified as (i) deputy director, (ii)...

    • Department for Culture, Media and Sport: UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 6 December 2010, Official Report, column 7WS, what consideration her Department...

      Gambling Commission: National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions Ministers have had with the Gambling Commission on the National Lottery in the last year.

      Gambling Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what remuneration is received by members of the Board of Commissioners of the Gambling Commission; and how many days those members work...

      Gambling Commission: National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the duties of the Board of Commissioners of the Gambling Commission are in relation to the regulation of the National Lottery.

      Gambling Commission: National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will place the minutes of the 2016 meetings of the Gambling Commission's National Lottery Committee in the Library.

      Sports Competitors: Free Movement of Labour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an assessment of the potential effect on professional sport of retaining free movement of workers between the UK and...

      Sports: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to increase participation in sport among school-aged children.

      Arts: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps her Department has taken to improve diversity in employment in the creative industries.

      Sports: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to improve sports provision in local communities for disabled children.

      National Citizen Service Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 28 October 2016 to Question 50181, what the cost, inclusive of operating costs of the National Citizen...

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress her Department has made on its commitment to end unsupervised high-stakes gambling on fixed odds betting terminals.

      Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to support library provision.

      Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if the Government will fund accessible physical activity sessions during school holidays from the proceeds of the soft drinks industry levy.

      Arts: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps she has taken to improve access to cultural experiences for young people from low-income households; and if she will...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to ensure that all parts of the UK can access superfast broadband.

      Arts

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

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 6 December 2010, Official Report, column 7WS, what consideration his Department has...

    • Independent Case Examiner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of cases dealt with by the Independent Case Examiner have found in the claimant's favour in each of the last five years.

      Refuges: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the number of benefit claimants who are accommodated in domestic violence refuges whose overall...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many personal independence payment applications have been accepted at the first stage, without submission of a mandatory reconsideration...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employment and support allowance (ESA) claimants with (a) chronic disabilities and (b) illnesses were declared fit to work and had...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department's assessment contractors received any (a) penalty, (b) bonus and (c) incentive to deny individual claims for (i)...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what targets his Department's assessment contractors have for conducting (a) personal independence payments and (b) employment and support...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of senior civil service graded posts in his Department classified as (i) deputy director, (ii) assistant director,...

    • Maritime Patrol Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to maximise the UK workshare in the P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft programme.

      Iraq Historic Allegations Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when Ministers of his Department were first made aware of the Iraq Historic Allegations team's contract with the recruitment agency Red Snapper.

      Ministry of Defence: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent estimate he has made of the level of procurement of British steel by his Department in the last 12 months.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 27 October 2016 to Question 50014, if he will make an assessment of the effect on householders of his Department's policy not...

      Artillery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the precautionary safety notice concerning use of the high-explosive L31 artillery round currently in use with the L118 light gun has been lifted.

      Artillery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times his Department has had to suspend the use of the high-explosive L31 artillery round in use with the L118 light gun since 2010.

      Ministry of Defence: Audit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much funding his Department has allocated for Defence Internal Audit in each year since 2010.

      Royal Military Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many entrants completed the Late Entry Officers Course at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst in each year since 2010.

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign-born EU nationals are employed by her Department and its agencies.

    • Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Conclusive Grounds decisions reached through the National Referral Mechanism for victims of human trafficking and slavery took...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the incidence of cyber-fraud and to advise the public of the level of care they should take in...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time for a final decision on a visitor's visa application was in each of the last five years.

      Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date she first became aware that allegations of racism had been made against Dame Lowell Goddard in her capacity as Chair of the...

      Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department sought legal advice in relation to the departures of Dame Lowell Goddard and Ben Emmerson QC from the Independent...

      Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much has been spent on work by Ben Emmerson QC for the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse during the period since he left his...

      Asylum: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many victims of human trafficking applied for asylum in each year from 2010 to 2015 by gender, age, citizenship and type of exploitation.

      Vetting: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many EU nationals are recorded by the Disclosure and Barring Service as having worked in regulated activity for (a) children and (b)...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) male and (b) female unaccompanied children arrived in the UK seeking asylum in each of the last three years for which figures...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the unaccompanied children that have arrived in the UK from Calais under the Dublin III Regulation are (a) male and (b) female.

      Asylum: Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department received any representations from King's College Dental School, between 2012 and 2014, on the use of dental tests to...

      Refugees: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to provide additional funding for English language tuition for refugees on the Gateway Protection Resettlement Programme.

      NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations she has received from NHS trusts on safeguards for EU nationals working in the NHS after the UK has left the EU;...

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's policy is on the inclusion of international students as part of the net migration figures; and if she will make a...

      Hate Crime: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) racially and (b) religiously motivated offences were recorded by West Yorkshire Police in June, July and August (i) 2016 and...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is the policy of her Department to require completion of immigration cards by UK citizens arriving at UK airports from EU...

      Deportation: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the compatibility of deporting children provided with sanctuary in the UK when those children reach...

      Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential effect on her Department's policies of Dame Louise Casey's review into opportunity and...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) male and (b) female child refugees and asylum seekers of each age have arrived in the UK since 1 September 2016.

      Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on the number of attacks reported against Jewish people in each of the last five years.

      Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will set out what steps she is taking to monitor whether victims of sexual violence are being detained at Yarlswood Detention Centre.

      Asylum: Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applicants have been issued with the IS.97M form in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

      Asylum: Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applicants have been given an estimated date of birth by her Department which differs from the date claimed by those...

      Home Office: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of senior civil service graded posts in her Department classified as (i) deputy director, (ii)...

      Hate Crime: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted of offences relating to online hate content in each of the last three years for which...

      Lasers: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions laser pen type items have been seized in the vicinity of regional and international airports in the last five years.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will provide statistics on the number of individuals rescued from people trafficking in the UK who have subsequently fallen back into...

      Entry Clearances: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effect on the health and wellbeing of children in families of their separation resulting from...

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the efficacy of knife crime amnesty provisions in England and Wales.

      Domestic Violence: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the implications for the provision of her Department's services of the findings of the report entitled,...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what qualifications are required for an asylum caseworker to be employed by her Department.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many days training an asylum caseworker receives; and how many days of mentoring those caseworkers receive after starting that role.

      Visas: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 26 October 2016 to Question 49108, what assessment she has made of the proportion of visa refusals that relate to...

      Sikhs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which UK Sikh organisations her Department consulted in the development of its policy paper Action against hate: the UK Government's plan...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many apprenticeships have been created in his Department in each region in each of the last five years; and how many participants in those...

    • Wales Office: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent estimate he has made of the level of procurement of British steel by his Department in the last 12 months.

      Wales Office: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many officials of his Department have opted out of the EU Working Time Directive.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of senior civil service graded posts in his Department classified as (i) deputy director, (ii) assistant director,...

    • Scotland Office: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many apprenticeships have been created in his Department in each region in each of the last five years; and how many participants in those...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether progress was made in discussions on the apprenticeship levy at the meeting of the Joint Ministerial Council on 24 October 2016.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 6 December 2010, Official Report, column 7WS, what consideration his...

    • British Nationals Abroad: Property Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 13 October 2016 to Question 47485, if he will ensure the rights of UK owners of property in the EU to...

      Part-time Employment: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether he plans to give domestic effect to the Part-Time Workers Directive 97/81/EC through the forthcoming Repeal Bill.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: International Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether he has had discussions with the (a) Swiss, (b) Norwegian and (c) Icelandic governments since his appointment.

      Migrant Workers and National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what estimate his Department has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on (a) the number of EU and EEA nationals...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many staff in his Department are currently on loan from the Ministry of Defence.

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 27 October 2016 to Question 49977, on UK withdrawal from the EU, when he expects the analysis of the UK...

      Higher Education: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the higher education sector in Scotland of the UK leaving the EU; what recent...

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what representations he has received from the governments of other EU member states on the status of students after the 2018-19...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 6 December 2010, Official Report, column 7WS, what consideration his Department has...

    • Department for International Trade: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how much his Department has spent on consultancy from advertising companies since its establishment for (a) public campaigns and (b) other...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to establish and facilitate civil society dialogue when negotiating trade agreements between the UK and other...

      Department for International Trade: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many freedom of information requests have been submitted to his Department since July 2016; how many such requests the Department has...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate he has made of the potential cost to businesses of no longer having access to tariff-free trade with other EU Member States.

      Agricultural Products: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department is taking to increase food and farming exports.

      Drugs: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of different possible trading arrangements with the EU for pharmaceuticals exports after...

      Agricultural Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he has had with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the potential effect of trade tariffs on...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliamentary Estate: Disability

      To ask the Rt. hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, what estimate has been made of how many rooms on the Parliamentary estate are not wheelchair...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of senior civil service graded posts in her Department classified as (i) deputy...

    • Agriculture: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assistance her Department is providing to support farmers in utilising new technologies to increase productivity.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many apprenticeships have been created in her Department in each region in each of the last five years; and how many...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the Government has paid from the public purse in compensation to farmers for animals culled in efforts to control...

      Food: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on food prices for products sourced...

  • Department of Health

    • Clinical Priorities Advisory Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which groups consulted on the Summary Documents produced for the prioritisation meeting of the Clinical Priorities Advisory Board.

    • Department of Health: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of senior civil service graded posts in his Department classified as (i) deputy director, (ii) assistant director,...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the adoption of a personalised approach to medicines (a) in general and (b) in the treatment of familial...

      General Practitioners: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GPs were full-time in (a) 2010 and (b) 2016.

      Mental Health Services: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve the provision of mental health services in (a) Calderdale and (b) West Yorkshire.

      General Practitioners: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to (a) prevent the late cancellation of appointments with GPs and (b) reduce the cost to GPs of cancelled appointments.

      Medical Certificates: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to ensure that GPs do not charge people with mental health conditions for the provision of a doctor's note.

      Capita: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that NHS England is monitoring the performance of the contract awarded to Capita relating to primary care...

      Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 26 October 2016 to Question 49779, whether he has ordered an investigation into whether, at any point since 1 April 2016, any...

      Dense Deposit Disease: Eculizumab

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with NHS England on the effectiveness of eculizumab for the treatment of dense deposit disease.

      Department of Health: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many apprenticeships have been created in his Department in each region in each of the last five years; and how many participants in those...

      Breast Cancer: Everolimus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what evidence the Clinical Priorities Advisory Board based its decision to not fund the use of Afinitor for the treatment of breast cancer.

      General Practitioners: Wiltshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had on the provision of GP surgeries in Wiltshire.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, (a) how much and (b) what proportion of the total NHS budget was spent on imports in each of the last five years.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the potential effect of recent changes in the exchange rate on NHS budgets for each of the next three years.

      Coeliac Disease: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he has given to clinical commissioning groups on the issuing of prescriptions for people diagnosed with coeliac disease; and if he will...

      Department of Health: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to publish the equality impact assessment on the proposed reduction to staff levels in his Department.

      Pharmacy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the time it will take community pharmacies to make adequate preparations for planned changes to their funding.

      NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that clinicians have the opportunity formally to engage in discussions on NHS sustainability and...

      Mental Health Services: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that all NHS mental health trusts consider the needs of women in service planning and delivery; and if he will make a...

      General Practitioners: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has considered introducing refundable charges for GP visits.

      NHS: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been paid out to each NHS sustainability and transformation plan footprint lead in (a) total and (b) each footprint area.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve GP appointment waiting times.

      Mental Health Services: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Mental Health Five Year Forward View Dashboard, when his Department plans to publish data relating to the indicator, clinical...

      Nurses: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many non-UK born nurses have worked in the NHS and social care services in each year for which data has been collected.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) people enrolled as student nurses and (b) applications were received for such enrolment in each year for which data has been collected.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to the public purse has been of (a) capital and (b) private finance initiative projects in the NHS and social care services in England in...

      NHS: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many agency staff have been assigned to the NHS and social care services in England in each year for which data is available; and what the cost to...

  • Department for Transport

    • Driving under Influence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of Department for Transport figures showing a rise in the number of drivers failing a breath test.

    • Driving under Influence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the percentage of drivers or riders involved in a road accident who were given a breath test, for each of the last five years; and what assessment...

      Aviation: Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 24 October (HL2344), what assessment they have made of the impact specifically on the British...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the announcement of a third runway at Heathrow, a sixth terminal will be constructed.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of non-UK workers that it will be necessary to recruit to work on the construction of a third runway at Heathrow...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Flood Control: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government (1) what was the total amount of funding allocated for flood relief following the floods in the UK in 2015–16; (2) what proportion of the funding has...

    • Floods: European Union Solidarity Fund

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 12 May (HL8174), what further progress has been made in their application to the EU...

      Local Government Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 21 September (HL1798) concerning local authority financing, whether they are planning to...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Fuel Poverty: Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recommendations and conclusions of the reports, published in October, from the Scottish Rural Fuel Poverty Strategic...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many UK civil servants, and of what grade, who work in units, directorates or sub-departments within the FCO are charged with EU policy formulation,...

    • North Korea: Shipping

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports about the reflagging of North Korean ships in Tanzania; and whether they have raised that issue at the UN Security...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made or intend to make representations to the government of Spain concerning the reported refuelling in Spanish ports of Russian military...

      Egypt: Aviation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the security implications of increasing unemployment in Sharm el Sheikh arising from the continued ban on flights between...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of Chinese diplomatic visits to both Damascus and Moscow, whether they are planning to meet a representative of the People's Republic of China...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to discuss with the government of the People's Republic of China the abstention of China in September on Russia's resolution in the UN...

      Sudan: Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the role of Iran and North Korea in the building of factories for the production of munitions and weapons in Sudan.

      Sudan: Public Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the percentage of the gross domestic product of Sudan which is used on (1) its army and security sector; and (2) developing...

      Sudan: International Criminal Court

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support the international Criminal Court and its work in Sudan.

      Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the contribution provided by the UK to the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe in each of the last three years.

      Sudan: Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the extent of the practice of female genital mutilation in Sudan; what assessment they have made of reports that in some...

      Omar al-Bashir

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how the indictment of Omar al-Bashir fits into their approach to UK–Sudan relations.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to make any proposals to the governments of Israel and Palestine to prevent the radicalisation of adults and young people in Gaza and the...

      Zimbabwe: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Zimbabwe on the reported failure of law enforcement agencies in that country to act to bring to...

      Itai Dzamara

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they last made representations to the government of Zimbabwe regarding the whereabouts of the political and human rights activist, Itai Dzamara, who was...

      Nationality: Gibraltar

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people there are resident in Gibraltar who have (1) UK, (2) Spanish, and (3) dual, citizenship.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the statement by the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator to the Security Council on 19 October...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to engage Sudanese civil society and opposition groups on (1) the shape of the Khartoum Process, and (2) the UK’s new...

      Horn of Africa: EU Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, as part of their evidence-based response to addressing irregular migration through Sudan and neighbouring countries, they have made, or intend to...

      Kashmir

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to offer to mediate between India and Pakistan to find a lasting and peaceful solution for Kashmir.

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of calls for an urgent UN General Assembly resolution condemning the targeting of civilians in Syria.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU a free trade agreement between the UK and the EU, similar to that...

    • UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Evans of Bowes Park on 24 October (HL Deb, col 44), whether they will undertake to provide a running record of ministers'...

  • Department for Education

    • Pre-school Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to continue to improve quality of early education for two-, three- and four-year olds, including increasing graduate leadership.

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of children who will no longer be able to receive more than 15 hours child care a week as a result of changes to their...

      European Union: Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to examine material provided by the EU to UK schools and other educational establishments to ensure that it is appropriate in the light...

      Homosexuality: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the decision in the Ashers Bakery appeal, whether they intend to speak to the First Minister and the deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland on...

      Civil Partnerships: Isle of Man

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to recognise civil partnerships granted by the government of the Isle of Man to opposite sex couples who are resident in the UK.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to provide funding to implement the pledge made in their manifesto, and the duty on the Secretary of State in the Childcare Act...

      Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that independent training providers are not unfairly disadvantaged when competing with further education colleges in...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are planning to prohibit powdered and vaporised alcohol in prisons.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • BBC

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the letter of 20 October by Lord Ashton of Hyde concerning the draft BBC Charter and Agreement which has been placed in the Library of the House,...

    • BBC

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the letter of 20 October by Lord Ashton of Hyde concerning the draft BBC Charter and Agreement which has been placed in the Library of the House,...

      BBC

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the letter of 20 October by Lord Ashton of Hyde concerning the draft BBC Charter and Agreement which has been placed in the Library of the House,...

      BBC

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the letter of 20 October by Lord Ashton of Hyde concerning the draft BBC Charter and Agreement which has been placed in the Library of the House,...

  • Home Office

    • Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish full details of the Child Trafficking Protection Fund.

    • Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 16 September (HL1580), which organisations will deliver the new Desistance and...

      Radicalism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 16 September (HL1580), whether they plan to run a similar programme for Islamic extremists...

      Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the response by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 17 October (HL Deb, col 2164), what is meant by the word formally, what other concerns were...

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 29 July (HL1278), what assessment they have made of the potential for using polymer in new...

      Office for Police Conduct

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how the proposed replacement for the Independent Police Complaints Commission, the Office for Police Conduct, would achieve...

  • HM Treasury

    • Sterling

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the volatility of sterling on savers, pensioners and other investments generally.

    • Heathrow Airport

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the Barnet Consequential Payments to the devolved administrations arising from the proposed third runway at Heathrow Airport.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Electoral Register

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what their response is to the recommendation of the Electoral Commission in its report on the 2016 EU referendum that "Governments should make use of all...

  • Department of Health

    • Mental Hospitals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of monitoring by the Care Quality Commission of the extent of the presence of police at mental health hospital...

    • NHS: Energy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the total energy costs of the NHS in England for electricity and heating; what steps they are taking to reduce those costs;...

      Cancer: Thromboembolism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the risk of potentially fatal blood clots in cancer patients, whether they are planning to recommend to the National Institute for Health...

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which of the recommendations of the Review by the National Data Guardian for Health and Care of Data Security, Consents and Opt-Outs published in June they...

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