Written answers

Monday, 9 January 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of legislative changes required for (a) the shipping industry, (b) the ports sector and (c) UK seafarers and dock workers...

    • Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on legislative changes required for the maritime services sector once the UK leaves the EU.

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's priorities will be for the maritime sector in negotiations with other EU countries before the UK leaves the EU.

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to paragraphs 4.82 to 4.84 of the Maritime Growth Study: Keeping the UK competitive in a global market, published 7 September 2015,...

      Great Western Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects the Great Western Railway electrification scheme to be completed.

      Department for Transport: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will name each of the external consultants contracted by his Department to carry out work to implement the recommendations of the Maritime...

      Cycling: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons he did not exchange his details with the cyclist whom he was involved in a road incident with on 12 October 2016.

      Cycling: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the incident between him and a cyclist on 12 October 2016 was reported to his Department's Permanent Secretary.

      Railway Stations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make representations to Network Rail to ensure that it adds disabled access routes into (a) Brookmans Park railway station and (b) other...

      Department for Transport: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the value of (a) staffing expenditure, (b) other revenue costs and (c) capital expenditure by his Department and its...

      Motor Vehicles: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answers of 18 November 2016 to Question 50859 and 19 December 2016 to Question 55636, and with reference to the article entitled DVLA...

      Attorney General: Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the charges for Departmental Pool Car Service Charges to the Attorney General's Office between 2012 and 2015, published by his...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for the publication of draft flight paths to and from an expanded Heathrow Airport.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish the draft National Policy Statement on the expansion of Heathrow Airport.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to announce which elements of surface access to the proposed third runway at Heathrow Airport will be funded from the public purse.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential (a) economic benefits and (b) level of new jobs resulting from the third runway at Heathrow...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department issues on standards of consultations prior to bus route changes; and whether there is a requirement in that guidance that...

      Trams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what lessons his Department learned from the Sheffield to Rotherham tram-train pilot; and what steps he is taking to apply those lessons in the...

  • Home Office

    • Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many undocumented migrants (a) have been removed from the UK, (b) are the subject of legal proceedings seeking their removal, (c) have...

    • Marriage of Convenience: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many arrests have been made in relation to sham marriages since 2010.

      Undocumented Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it the policy of the Government that firms which employ people who have no legal right to be in the UK should be (a) named...

      Emergency Services: Mobile Radios

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether data held by her Department on the geographic location of mobile telephone masts constructed under the Emergency Services Network...

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding was allocated to the firearms licensing department of each police authority area in England and Wales in the last 12 months...

      Overseas Students: Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2016 to Question 55996, how many universities do not stick to the rules.

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to ensure that 16 to 18 year olds are eligible to benefit from the additional £10 million funding for English...

      Compass Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 16 June 2016 to Question 38987, how many complaints have been made under paragraphs 4.5.1.2 and 4.5.1.3 of...

      Compass Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many allegations against asylum accommodation users of (a) assault, (b) damage to property and (c) anti-social behaviour have been...

      Police: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many counter terrorism security advisers were employed in each police force in England and Wales in each year since 2010.

      Immigration Officers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to introduce a training programme for immigration caseworkers on medical evidence of torture.

      Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many failed asylum seekers under the age of 18 were deported in December in each year since 2010.

      Refugees: Calais

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has suspended all processing and admission of migrants formerly at Calais.

      Detainees: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many deaths have occurred in immigration detention centres in each year since 2007.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many claims for asylum were refused in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland in each month since January 2016.

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) EU and (b) non-EU nationals are employed by (i) her Department, (ii) the UK Border Force and (iii) her Department's other agencies.

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps the Government has taken to speed up family reunification for unaccompanied refugee children in Europe.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what consultations took place with the National Asylum Seekers stakeholder forum and other interested parties on changing the sharing...

      Refugees: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the additional £10 million funding for English language teaching announced in September 2016 for refugees from the Syrian...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what reports her Department has received on (a) staffing shortages and (b) waiting times at passport control at UK airports in the last...

      Work Permits: Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many work permit applications have been approved for (a) doctors and (b) nurses and auxiliary nurses from (i) Nigeria, (ii) Ghana and...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the letter from the Minister for Immigration to the Home Affairs Select Committee of 18 November 2016, what review of...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to collect data on outcomes of victims of human trafficking referred to in the national referral mechanism after they...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on how much compensation has been paid as a result of the mis-administration of applications for...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Construction: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of skills shortages in the construction industry; and what steps he is taking to rectify...

    • Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has for the future of Warm Home Discount payments.

      Companies: Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with which stakeholders he has discussed the representation of employees on company boards since 13 July 2016.

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether there are any requirements for providers of the Warm Home Discount Scheme to enquire about applicants'...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he expects the outcome of the Warm Home Discount Scheme consultation, launched on 8 April 2016, to be published.

      Universities: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to help facilitate collaboration between universities and the private sector.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if the Government will publish a comparative assessment of the effect on the public purse of (a) a full sale, (b)...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, who the diversity champion is on his departmental board.

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what sanctions are available to his Department should construction of Hinkley Point C run behind schedule or over budget.

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many proposals have been submitted for the construction of new nuclear power stations since 2000.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will undertake an environmental impact assessment of current and previous activities of the Government's...

      Mining: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much is held in the investment reserve funds for the (a) Mineworkers' Pension Scheme and (b) British Coal Staff...

      Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will assess the balance of the Mineworkers' Pension Scheme surplus-sharing arrangements.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the value of (a) staffing expenditure, (b) other revenue costs and (c) capital expenditure...

      Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he expects to publish the consultation on the Government's industrial strategy.

      Pubs Code Adjudicator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to ensure that the Pubs Code Adjudicator notifies pub tenants of (a) his financial...

      Tickets: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if his Department will publish the evidence collected by the Competition and Markets Authority supporting its...

      Industry: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding to which industries in the North East the Government plans to provide (a) over the next three years;...

      Industry: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how he plans to support industries located in the North East that receive funding in the event of the UK leaving the EU.

      Trade Marks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the Government's policy is on retaining the (a) CE and ATEX marks and (b) UK as a location to certify products for...

      Standardisation: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy for the UK to retain membership of (a) the European Committee for Electrotechnical...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to ensure that any proceeds from the sale of the Green Investment Bank are greater than...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Credit Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department permits its employees to join a credit union through payroll deductions; and if he will make a...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • USA: Travel Restrictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions (a) he and (b) his Department have had with the (i) incoming and (ii) outgoing US administrations on the...

    • China: Buddhism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in China on sentencing of Drugdra, Lobsang Khedrub, Lobsang Gephel,...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to protect (a) the Rohingya population in Myanmar and (b) children in that community.

      China: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether human rights issues were raised during the recent (a) UK-China Economic and Trade Dialogue and (b) UK-China People to...

      Gambia: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the President of The Gambia on (a) the outcome of the election and (b) protection of...

      Tanzania: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the level of political cooperation between the UK and Tanzania.

      Zambia: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the level of political cooperation between the UK and Zambia.

      Tibet: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to secure visits to Tibet by UK diplomatic personnel.

      China: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has raised with the Chinese authorities the detention of the family of Tashi Rabten.

      Tashi Wangchuk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the case of Tashi Wangchuk was raised in the recent UK-China Human Rights Dialogue; and if he will make a statement.

      Tibet: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will seek to arrange a ministerial visit to Tibet.

      Social Networking: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with officials (a) of the European Commission, (b) the EU member states and (c) of the European...

      Andargachew Tsege

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has formally requested the release of Mr Andargachew Tsege; and if he will make a statement.

      Kashmir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the governments of India and Pakistan on the situation in Kashmir; and if he will...

      Turkey: Assassination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his (a) Russian and (b) Turkish counterpart on the shooting of the Russian Ambassador to...

      Bangladesh and Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the governments of Burma and Bangladesh on the Rohingya people in those countries;...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking (a) in Mauritania and (b) internationally to tackle slavery.

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many times in 2016 he met the Russian ambassador to discuss the humanitarian situation in Aleppo.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of Saudi Arabian civilians killed as a result of Houthi attacks in Saudi...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the evacuation of civilians from eastern Aleppo since...

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Attorney General

    • Slavery: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps the Government is taking to increase the number of prosecutions for modern slavery.

    • Islamic State: Genocide

      To ask the Attorney General, for what reasons no reference was made in the Government's proposals for the prosecution of ISIS made at the UN on 15 December 2016 to genocide committed against...

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, who the diversity champion is on her departmental board.

    • Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent reports she has received on the availability and accessibility of aid routes into Aleppo.

      Developing Countries: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much Official Development Assistance funding was provided to mental health projects in the past three years.

      Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what humanitarian assistance the Government is providing to (a) orphaned children, (b) the elderly, (c) the sick and (d) other...

      St Helena: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the Government plans to undertake additional environmental impact assessments ahead of any further construction works required...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her policy is on the Government's long-term commitment to spending 0.7 per cent of gross national income on overseas development...

      Developing Countries: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether older people will be included within the indicators used to measure government performance against the Sustainable Development...

      South Sudan and Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, for what reasons the Government reduced the bilateral aid budget to (a) South Sudan and (b) Yemen in 2016-17.

      Africa: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure changes to the bilateral aid budgets for (a) Rwanda, (b) Kenya and (c) Ghana do not...

      Developing Countries: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the Sustainable Development Goals are implemented in the UK.

      Developing Countries: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals on older women.

      CDC: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what mechanisms her Department has in place to ensure that spending of public funds by the Commonwealth Development Corporation is...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to improve relationship management with bilateral government partners through transition by risk...

      Developing Countries: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that its policies focus on means to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

      Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking regularly to report on its funding for non-governmental organisations.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support the creation of an international fund for Israeli-Palestinian peace.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what mechanisms are in place within government to ensure that development considerations are taken account of in wider government...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to improve transparency and accountability on its commitments to end aid or change aid relationships.

      CDC

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that it maintains accountability and oversight of the use of public funds by the...

      Developing Countries: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of UK aid expenditure on decentralised renewable energy on rural communities;...

      EU Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the Government plans to include future arrangements for the allocation of development funds previously distributed by EU...

      Department for International Development: Credit Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department permits its employees to join a credit union through payroll deductions; and if she will make a statement.

      Developing Countries: Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many people globally she estimates (a) are without reliable access to electricity and (b) will be without reliable access to...

  • Department for Education

    • English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much was provided for English for speakers of other languages classes in (a) Yorkshire and the Humber, (b) Bradford district and (c) Bradford West...

    • English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much has been spent on providing ESOL courses in the city of Hull in each year since 2010.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprenticeship places are available in (a) Suffolk, (b) East Anglia and (c) England and Wales; and how many such places are vacant.

      Central Sussex College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 9 September 2016 to Question 45854, what recent assessment she has made of the future of the Central Sussex College in...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 14 November 2016 to Question 52226, what assessment she has made of the potential effect that advances in robotics will have...

      Manufacturing Industries: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much the Government is investing in skills to support the fourth industrial revolution.

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential impact of falling international student numbers on the financial sustainability of the UK university sector.

      Apprentices: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding will be available through the digital apprenticeship service in (a) 2017-18, (b) 2018-19 and (c) 2019-20.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much is planned to be spent on apprenticeships in (a) 2017-18, (b) 2018-19 and (c) 2019-20.

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the Government plans to publish its consultation on the future of children's centres.

      Pre-school Education: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of early years' practitioners are male.

      Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to early-years foundation stage profile results, what number and proportion of children in receipt of the early-years pupil premium...

      Academies: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answers of 8 December 2016 to Questions 55854 and 55853, on academy closures, for what reasons there is a difference between the...

      Children's Centres: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Education's letter to HM Chief Inspector of Education of 25 September...

      Schools: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what evaluation her Department has made of the Mental Health Services and Schools Link pilots; and what plans her Department has for those pilots to...

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2016 to Question 56452, when she plans to lay a statutory instrument providing that standard student support...

      Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2016 to Question 55974, on academies: finance, for what reason her Department is not aware of other judgments.

      Universities: Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has discussed the levels of sexual harassment occurring on university campuses with the (a) Home Secretary and (b) Parliamentary...

      Universities: Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department holds any information on the levels of sexual harassment occurring on university campuses.

      Universities: Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department has a policy on tackling sexual harassment in universities.

      Academies: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2016 to Question 55853, how many academies have been closed by the Secretary of State since (a) 2010 and (b) 2015...

  • Prime Minister

    • European Council

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether she had any individual meetings with (a) leaders and (b) officials from other EU member states during her visit to Brussels for the European Council meeting in...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what legal powers TV Licensing have to compel an occupier who does not have television receiving equipment to notify TV Licensing that...

    • Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has received any representations about the tone of letters sent by TV Licensing to occupiers who do not have television...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of providing social tariffs to improve access to broadband among low-income households.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will undertake a further review of the adequacy of a 10 Mbit/s broadband speed before deciding on the level at which such a...

      Social Networking: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make it her policy to review the adequacy of the Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002 in so far as they...

      Arts: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2016 to Question 56474, if she will provide the answer sought in that Question on what...

      Mobile Phones: Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential effect of a 30 per cent cap on mobile spectrum on (a) competition and...

      Social Networking: Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2016 to Question 48756, what steps the Government plans to take to ensure that its expectations...

      Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the timetable is for the release of data collected by the Libraries Taskforce in relation to statutory and non-statutory public...

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much her Department and its arm's-length departmental bodies has spent on (a) staffing, (b) other revenue costs and (c) capital...

      Mobile Phones: Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the effect of UK's distribution of spectrum on competition in the mobile industry.

      Mobile Phones: Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make it her policy to ensure that mobile networks use all of the spectrum holdings available.

      Mobile Phones: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential benefits to Scotland of increasing the equality of spectrum holdings among mobile networks.

      Mobile Phones: Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to ensure that the UK's distribution of spectrum ensures (a) coverage and (b) competition across the UK.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the implications are for his Department's policies of the Institute of Fiscal Studies assessment that the Government lacks a clear and...

    • Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has to abolish the Savings Credit element of Pension Credit.

      Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to review the 10-year rule with respect to the prescription for osteoarthritis of the knee in former miners; and if he will...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of how many (a) parents and (b) lone parents with a youngest child aged three (i) nationally, (ii) by region, (iii)...

      Pension Protection Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many representations he has received on the effect of the Pension Protection Fund Levy on retail co-operatives; and if he will make a...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department and any of its arms-length departmental bodies have spent on (a) staffing, (b) other revenue costs and (c) capital...

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government has conducted an Equality Impact Assessment to evaluate the effect that the closure of Jobcentre Plus offices will have...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of people saving into a pension scheme as a result of auto-enrolment.

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of people saving into a pension scheme as a result of auto-enrolment.

      Employment: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the recent trends in the number of women in employment.

      Housing Benefit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of his Department's policy to remove housing benefit from 18 to 21 year olds on their...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on improving pension transition arrangements for women born in the 1950s.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to respond to the letter to her Department from the hon. Member for Wolverhampton South West of 26 October...

    • Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress her Department has made on the roll-out of Greening Government Commitments for 2016-2020; and if she will make...

      Beverage Containers: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will assess the merits of introducing a deposit return system for plastic bottles.

      Cats: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2016 to Question 56069, what plans the Government has to remove the exemption from...

      Heathrow Airport: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the effect of the proposed third runway at...

      Food: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what advice she has received from the Chief Scientific Adviser to her Department on the cost and associated benefits of...

      Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what metrics for success her Department has set for the framework for consistency in household waste collections, launched...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department spent on programmes which promote the use of the (a) Cornish and (b) English language in each year...

    • Voluntary Work: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which applications were approved under the Together in Service programme to support multi-faith volunteering; what evaluation...

      Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the evidence from his Department to the Home Affairs Select Committee, on hate crime and its violent...

      Non-domestic Rates: Financial Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that proposed increases in business rates do not have a negative effect on the financial...

      Communities and Local Government: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, who the diversity champion is on his departmental board.

      Local Government Finance: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the potential effect on the budget of each local authority in Greater Manchester of...

      Compulsory Purchase: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many compulsory purchase orders have been made, by London borough, (a) in total, (b) for heritage purposes and (c) to...

      Compulsory Purchase

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local authorities have made compulsory purchase orders in each year since 1990.

      Offices: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect on the amount of office floor space in London of the relaxation of permitted...

      Social Services: Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his oral contribution of 15 December 2016, Official Report, columns 976 to 979, on the local government finance...

      Communities and Local Government: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the value of (a) staffing expenditure, (b) other revenue costs and (c) capital expenditure by his...

      Council Tax: Salford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much additional revenue he estimates Salford City Council could receive as a result of increasing council tax rates by...

      Council Tax: Salford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much additional revenue he estimates Salford City Council could receive by increasing council tax rates by three per cent...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his oral contribution of 15 December 2016, Official Report, columns 976-9, on the local government finance...

      Local Government Finance: Salford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the provisional local government finance settlement 2017 to 2018, by how much Salford City Council's new...

      Starter Home Initiative: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to increase the provision of starter homes in Peterborough; and if he will make a statement.

      Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to respond to the report of the review group on Community Infrastructure published in November 2015; and if he...

      Local Government: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much local authorities in Yorkshire and the Humber have spent in the current financial year.

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to fund social care through new homes bonuses; and if he will make a statement.

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the use of vacant building credit in delivering new residential homes;...

      Regeneration: Heysham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what applications have been submitted to Lancashire County Council on regeneration in South Heysham.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who the diversity champion is on his departmental board.

    • Yemen: Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he was first made aware of the results of the internal investigation that found recent use of UK cluster munitions in Yemen.

      Yemen: Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he discussed with his Saudi counterpart its recent use of cluster munitions in Yemen in the last six months; and what the outcome of each of those...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Scandinavia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether F35 Joint Strike Fighters from (a) the Netherlands, (b) Denmark and (c) Norway will be able to operate from UK airfields to conduct exercises.

      Iraq Historic Allegations Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average time taken to resolve a case by the Iraq Historic Allegations Team is.

      Burma: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse has been of training provided to the Burmese army.

  • HM Treasury

    • Treasury: Staff

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with which stakeholders he has discussed the representation of employees on company boards since 13 July 2016.

    • Public Finance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish an estimate of the potential effect on the public finances of the UK's decision to leave the EU; and if he will make a statement.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the revenue to be raised from the Apprenticeship Levy in (a) 2017-18, (b) 2018-19 and (c) 2019-20.

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 2 November 2016 to Question 13949, if he will publish the Government's analysis on determining any loss of VED revenues following...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Government has made of the potential cost to British exporters of increased red tape in the event of the UK leaving the EU customs union...

      Provident Societies: Audit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will reform the audit requirements for industrial and provident societies in line with similar requirements for companies; and if he will make a statement.

      Treasury: Credit Unions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department permits its employees to join a credit union through payroll deductions; and if he will make a statement.

      Insurance Premium Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the effect on the household income of UK citizens of increasing insurance premium tax from 10 to 12 per cent.

      Minimum Wage: Prosecutions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many employers were prosecuted in 2009-10 and 2010-11 for failing to pay the National Minimum Wage.

      Secured Energy Bonds

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations his Department has received on the change in the value of secured energy bonds that were offered by CDB Energy; and what steps he is...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans his Department has to publish an updated impact assessment of tax-free childcare to include the changes to eligibility criteria for such...

      Treasury: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department and any arms-length departmental body has spent on (a) staffing, (b) other revenue costs and (c) capital expenditure in the current...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people were employed in each HM Revenue and Customs team working on enforcing minimum wage payments in (a) 2016-17 and (b) 2015-16.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) budget and (b) workforce is of each HM Revenue and Customs team responsible for enforcing employment categorisation.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which areas of protected public expenditure his Department plans to include in the review of public spending priorities and other commitments for the next...

      District Heating: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that business rates for heat networks are calculated using the receipts and expenditure method of valuation.

      District Heating

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on encouraging the development of heat networks.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress his Department has made on the roll-out of tax-free childcare; and if he will make a statement.

      Business: Loans

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government has taken to assist people affected by the mis-selling of synthetic fixed-rate loans between 2001 and 2009.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Digital Technology

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to publish the Government Transformation Strategy before 1 January 2017.

    • Low Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of people in (a) Scotland and (b) the UK (i) between the ages of 16 and 21 earing less than £8.45 per...

      Suicide: York

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many recorded suicides there have been in York in each of the last five years.

      Cabinet Office: Credit Unions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department permits its employees to join a credit union through payroll deductions; and if he will make a statement.

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many EU nationals are estimated to be (a) living and (b) working in the UK.

      Written Questions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 10 November 2016 to Question 51658, when he expects the UK Statistics Authority to place its additional analysis in the Library.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many foreign direct investment projects there have been into the UK in each six-month period in the last three years.

  • Department of Health

    • Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimate he has made of the number of people who provide unpaid care in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland by (i)...

    • Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to publish in full data from the age 2-2 and a half health and development review as part of the Children and Young People's Health...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support his Department provides for care leavers after they become 18.

      Department of Health: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what official (a) lunches, (b) dinners and (c) receptions he has hosted in each of the last 12 months; and what the (i) location, (ii) total cost to the...

      Department of Health: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what items worth more than £100 were stolen from his Department in 2015-16.

      Defibrillators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many extra publicly accessible defibrillators and associated training programmes have been provided as a result of the £1 million investment...

      Department of Health: Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, to which magazines, journals and newspapers his Department subscribes.

      Mental Capacity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent by each local authority on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards cases in (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16 and (c) 2016-17 to date; and if he...

      Veterans: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support his Department provides to veterans who have lost one or more limb during their service.

      Fertility: Clinics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with what frequency his Department assesses the work of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority's regulation of private fertility clinics; and...

      Fertility: Clinics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his Department's policies of the findings on IVF add-on procedures of the report by the Centre for...

      Health Services and Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 1.4 of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015 on local plans for health and social care integration, what steps the...

      Orthopaedics: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many child amputees there were in each of the past five years.

      Pathology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the availability of pathology services.

      Pathology: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with Northern Ireland's Minister of Health on the resources available for pathology services.

      Lung Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has been made and against what criteria of the success of the July 2011 Outcomes Strategy for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and...

      Department of Health: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the value of (a) staffing expenditure, (b) other revenue costs and (c) capital expenditure by his Department and its...

      Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with representatives from (a) NHS England, (b) Biogen pharmaceutical company and (c) patient groups on the...

      NHS: Private Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December 2016 to Question 55033, what the number of private patients treated by the NHS was in each of the last five years...

      Community Health Services: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the value is of the contract won by Bridgewater NHS Trust for community health services in Liverpool; and if he will make an assessment of the...

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what timetable has been set by his Department for eliminating hepatitis C based on current testing and treatment rates.

      Neuromuscular Disorders: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the availability of specialist psychology care for patients attending the neuromuscular service at the Newcastle Hospitals...

      NHS Walk-in Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department issues to clinical commissioning groups on the provision of NHS walk-in centres.

      Familial Hypercholesterolaemia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to introduce a UK-wide national patient register and database for familial hypercholesterolemia.

      Cholesterol: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients in England are currently being treated with PCSK9 inhibitors for high cholesterol.

      Heart Diseases: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve patient access to PCSK9 inhibitors and other NICE-recommended cardiovascular disease medicines.

      HIV Infection: Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the announcement by NHS England of 4 December 2016 on a large-scale clinical trial of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV...

      HIV Infection: Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the announcement by NHS England of 4 December 2016 on a large-scale clinical trial of pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention,...

  • Department for Transport

    • Heathrow Airport

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why they propose to designate a national policy statement on the expansion of Heathrow Airport separately from dealing with airspace policy.

    • Railways: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that train operating companies offer compensation for delays and cancellations in cash rather than in vouchers.

      Chiltern Railways

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to ensure that Chiltern Railways improves its performance against the five standards as set out in the Rail Compensation – update...

      Air Traffic Control

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to set out a framework for airspace modernisation; and if so, when.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Reviews

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many reviews have been announced in Parliament by the Ministry of Defence in the last six years; how many have been completed; how many are still...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the findings on the use of violence by Myanmar security forces against Rohingya since 9 October, contained in the report...

    • Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recommendations concerning (1) the cessation of violations of international law, and (2) the need for immediate unhindered...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recommendations concerning the initiation of an independent, impartial and effective investigation into alleged violations of...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the speech by Lord Bamford on 27 October during the debate on the domestic and international implication of Brexit (HL Deb,...

  • Department for Education

    • Apprentices: Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 12 December (HL3767), how they are encouraging young people from the Gypsy and Traveller communities into...

    • Schools: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 20 December (HL4031), and following the Programme for International Student Assessment...

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ensure that sex and relationship education will form part of a wider programme of personal, social and health education, including skills...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Reoffenders

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) men, and (2) women, are currently in prison having broken the terms of their licences on a fixed-term recall.

    • Reoffenders

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the cost of returning people to prison following breaches of their licences during the last 12 months.

      Prisoners' Transfers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prison transfers owing to shortage of space have taken place in each month over the last 12 months in each prison in England and Wales.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Reviews

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many reviews have been announced in Parliament by the Department of Culture, Media and Sports in the last six years; how many have been completed; how...

    • European Games: Belarus

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had, or plan to have, with the British Olympic Committee concerning the presence of UK athletes at the 2019 European Games, in the...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Reviews

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many reviews have been announced in Parliament by the Department for Work and Pensions in the last six years; how many have been completed; how many are...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Rural Payments Agency

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the performance of the Rural Payments Agency over the last 12 months.

  • Home Office

    • Private Rented Housing: Undocumented Migrants

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many calls they have received to their landlord helpline from landlords wanting to verify whether a tenant has the right to rent in the UK in the last...

    • Private Rented Housing: Undocumented Migrants

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many tenants and landlords have been investigated by enforcement officers under the right to rent checks scheme in the last year for which figures are...

      Fire and Rescue Services: Floods

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to make it a statutory duty for fire and rescue services to deal with flooding.

      Stun Guns

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what public consultation has been conducted on the potential introduction of the new X2 model of Taser firearms.

      Stun Guns

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to publish the Equality Impact Assessment on the expanded use of Taser firearms, and what assessment they have made as to whether they are...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much an international student applying for a visa to study in the UK would need to have available in order to demonstrate that they have sufficient funds...

      Universities: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 12 December, whether they will now answer the question asked; how they define "best"; and...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assurances they intend to give to UK citizens' spouses and civil partners who were born in another EU member state that they will be able to remain in...

      British Nationality

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 25 April (HL7517) and 4 May (HL8199), prior to 1 July 2006, how many citizenship by descent...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in introducing individual removals plans as outlined in their response to the independent review into the welfare in detention of...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to bring into force paragraph 11 of Schedule 10 to the Immigration Act 2016 regarding bail hearings for individuals in immigration detention.

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people have been resettled under the Syrian vulnerable persons resettlement programme; and how many, as a number and as a percentage, came from the...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, of those child refugees who have been brought to the UK from Calais, how many fall into the age ranges of (1) under 10 years, (2) 10–12 years, (3)...

      Deportation: Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 15 December (HL3748), what steps they are taking to assess the safety of those removed...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children have been brought to the UK in 2016 under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 from (1) France, (2) Greece, and (3) Italy.

      Asylum: LGBT People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 21 December (HL4183) concerning the publication of information on the number of people...

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their target to resettle 20,000 people via the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Programme, how many have been resettled in the UK to date.

      Refugees: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their commitment to resettle 3,000 unaccompanied minors from the Middle East and North Africa, how many have been resettled in the UK to date.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many unaccompanied minors from the Calais camp known as the Jungle have been transferred to the UK since 2 November (1) through the Dublin III family...

  • HM Treasury

    • Northern Ireland Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much money remains available to the Northern Ireland Executive to promote renewable heating schemes; and what conditions, if any, apply for accessing...

    • UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of UK gross domestic product results from exports to the EU single market.

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how many jobs in the EU are dependent on EU trade with the UK, and how many UK jobs are dependent on trade with the EU...

      USSR: Debts

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the Soviet Union’s international debt when it collapsed in 1989, and whether they held the new Russian regime responsible for that debt at the...

      Aviation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to include aviation and airport connectivity in the remit of the National Infrastructure Commission.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Life Expectancy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the ranking of the UK for life expectancy of (1) men, (2) women, and (3) both groups, aged 65, amongst EU member states.

    • Civil Servants: Minimum Wage

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many civil service employees are paid the minimum wage; and what the implementation of the National Living Wage for civil servants will cost.

  • Department of Health

    • Special Hospitals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average waiting time over the last 12 months for transfer for (1) male, and (2) female, prisoners who have been assessed as requiring transfer to...

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