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Written answers

Friday, 13 January 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Southern: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to support a resolution of the dispute between Southern Rail and the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union.

    • Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with organisations representing cyclists since his appointment.

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to improve safety for cyclists since his appointment.

      Driving Tests: Personation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people were sent for prosecution for impersonating a candidate and taking the (a) written and (b) practical parts of the driving test for...

      Driving Tests: Personation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people were convicted for impersonating a candidate and taking the (a) written and (b) practical parts of the driving test for them in each...

      Driving Tests: Personation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average length of sentence was for people convicted of using an impersonator to take the (a) written and (b) practical parts of the driving...

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will meet the All-Party Parliamentary Cycling Group to discuss issues facing cyclists in London and elsewhere.

      Cycling: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he, his driver or any official reported to the police the incident on 12 October 2016 in which a cyclist came off his bike.

      Cycling: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of section 42 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 in protecting cyclists.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people who currently hold a driving licence fraudulently obtained by using an impersonator to...

      Department for Transport: Credit Unions

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

      Road Signs and Markings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce street clutter.

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the total spent by his Department on the development of ultra-low emission technology for road vehicles in each of the...

      Southern: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to improve service for passengers on Southern Rail in 2017.

      Transport for London: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish his Department's cost-benefit analysis of the Mayor of London's business case for devolution of rail services to Transport for London.

      Southern: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Southern Rail compensation scheme announced by his Department on 2 December 2016 extends to passengers who use contactless cards to travel.

      Southern: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Southern Rail to ensure that passengers who pay with contactless cards are able to receive enhanced compensation...

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the passengers who use contactless cards to pay for their journey; and what steps his Department is taking to...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • RAF Tain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, at what rank and in which section of the armed forces is the officer who holds overall responsibility for management of RAF Tain Air Weapons Range.

    • Ministry of Defence: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Emerging Technology and Innovation Analysis Cell was established; what the annual budget is of that Cell; where that Cell is based; and how...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of using military surveillance capabilities to record potential war crimes in Aleppo.

      Military Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what account he has taken of recent changes in the exchange rate in his decision to purchase (a) 50 Apache helicopters and (b) nine P-8A Patrol Aircraft...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the MQ-9 Reaper User Group next plans to meet.

      Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 25 February 2016 to Question 27212, if he will release a releasable version of the JSP 900 UK Targeting Policy.

      Duke of Lancaster's Regiment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on the future strength, structure and basing of the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 12 October 2016 to Question 46487, to which countries RAF Reaper drones have been deployed on intelligence, surveillance and...

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether AEI Cables had been contracted by his Department to supply the Type 45 Destroyer Power Improvement Programme; and whether an alternative such...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether a price has been agreed with the operators of Hinkley Point C to cover periods of low demand and oversupply in...

    • Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the local community response to the pre-planning consultations for Bradwell...

      Sizewell C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on plans to improve highway infrastructure around the construction sites of...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish a response to the report published by the Parliamentary Advisory Group on Carbon Capture and Storage...

      Tidal Power: Bristol Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the viability of proposals for tidal lagoons in the Bristol Channel, including...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to help carbon-intensive industries to reduce emissions.

      Regional Planning and Development: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, by what competitive bidding process N8 was established as the delivery partner for the creation of urban transformation...

      Soil: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what soil moisture levels were in each month from October 2016 in (a) Kent, (b) Essex, (c) Hertfordshire, (d)...

      Post Offices: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment has been made of the level of provision of outreach Post Office services for rural communities; and if...

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the UK will submit its mid-century low greenhouse gas emission development strategy to the UN as required under...

      Post Offices: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the profitability of Post Office services for retail businesses that host...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment has been made of the sustainability of the Post Office network.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to his Department's report to Parliament on the proposed disposal of shares in the UK Green Investment...

      Charity Research Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to ensure that the Government's investment in science supports research in universities...

      Green Investment Bank: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect of the proposed privatisation of the Green Investment Bank on its...

      Green Investment Bank: Edinburgh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect on staffing levels at the Green Investment Bank premises in...

      Green Investment Bank: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect of the proposed privatisation of the Green Investment Bank on...

      Green Investment Bank: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his most recent estimate is of the value of Green Investment Bank assets; and if he will make a statement.

      Green Investment Bank: Edinburgh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will estimate the potential effect on (a) the level of staffing at, (b) the level of expertise at and (c)...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reason the Green Investment Bank established 10 new subsidiary companies between 22 November and 1 December...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Israel and West Bank: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on recent violence in Israel and the West Bank.

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on renewed tunnel building into Israel by Hamas in Gaza.

      Hezbollah: Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on the size of Hezbollah's weapons arsenal.

      Eritrea: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment the Government has made of the human rights situation in Eritrea.

      Eritrea: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of UK nationals who have visited Eritrea in the last five years.

      South Sudan: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2016 to Question 52554, who his Department's regional partners are in the facilitation of...

      Egypt: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of Egypt on recent UN reports of human rights abuses in that country.

      Kamal Foroughi and Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2016 to Question 53303, what representations the Government has made to the Iranian...

      Somalia: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, (a) how many contracts the Government has placed with UK-based public relations companies that include work in or on Somalia...

      Palestinians: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to promote good governance by the Palestinian Authority.

      Palestinians: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the Palestinian Authority's ability to ensure equal respect for the human rights of its...

      Israel: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on the security situation in Israeli cities in range of Hamas...

      Palestinians: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of efforts by the Palestinian Authority to deter terrorism.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to support projects that foster co-operation and co-existence between Israelis and Palestinians.

      Palestinians: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that free and fair elections take place in both the West Bank and Gaza.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect that projects fostering co-operation and co-existence have on the potential...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support the creation of an International Fund for Israeli-Palestinian Peace.

      Armed Conflict: Civilians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on whether designating whole cities with civilian populations as military targets is a contravention of...

      Abdulwahab Hussain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) reports he has received and (b) representations he has made to his Bahrainian counterpart on the reported denial of...

      Mauritania: Political Parties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when his Department last met the main opposition parties in Mauritania; and whether slavery and reprisals against anti-slavery...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on each of the findings of the Saudi-led Coalition's Joint Incident Assessment Team's...

      Bahrain: International Institute for Strategic Studies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what issues he raised to whom which related to human rights at the Manama Dialogue 2016.

      Nabeel Rajab

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the Bahrainian government on the release of Nabeel Rajab.

      Mauritania: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the reported arbitrary detention of Mauritanian anti-slavery human rights defenders between 30...

      Somalia: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the rates of conviction and sentencing in Somalia for the unlawful killing of journalists in...

      Somalia: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the ability of independent news media based in Somalia to report freely on the forthcoming...

      Eritrea: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what dates (a) he, (b) ministers from his Department and (c) predecessors met the Eritrean Ambassador to the UK in each year...

      Football: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the outcome of the £3 million funding for a grassroots football programme in...

      Israel: UN Resolutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of Israeli compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 (2016) on...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many current civil servants, excluding special advisers, were formerly employed by (a) the Conservative Research Department, (b) Conservative...

    • Electronic Warfare

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what contribution the Emerging Technology and Innovation Analysis Cell made to the National Cyber Security Strategy 2016-21.

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Credit Unions

      To ask the Attorney General, whether the Law Officers' Departments permits its employees to join a credit union through payroll deductions; and if he will make a statement.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: Poland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received on the concerns of the Polish community since the EU referendum; and if she will make a statement.

    • Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 2 December 2016 to Question 54678, when details of the review of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 and consultation...

      Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of funding changes on the service provided by Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service in the last six...

      Deportation: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her most recent assessment is of the success and value for money of Operation Adoze; and if she will make a statement.

      Immigrants: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many EEA nationals residing in the UK who are out of work or not actively seeking work for a period longer than three months have been...

      Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 21 December 2016 to Question 57549, what the maximum amount is that police forces can charge for the recovery of...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for permanent residency from EU nationals are outstanding.

      Metropolitan Police: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of (a) police officers and (b) staff employed by the Metropolitan Police Service are of black and ethnic minority backgrounds.

      Overseas Students: Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2017 to Question 58285, how many of the 968 institutions that had Tier 4 sponsor status revoked in the...

      Overseas Students: Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2017 to Question 58285, how many institutions failed their basic competence assessment but retained...

      Undocumented Migrants: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to (a) measure and (b) assess the effects of the right to rent scheme.

      Metropolitan Police: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have applied for the post of Metropolitan Police Commissioner; and when the closing date is for applications for that post.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish the police funding formula.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to encourage international co-operation to tackle the spread of tuberculosis.

    • Central African Republic: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the outcome of the Brussels conference for the Central African Republic on 17 November 2016.

      Developing Countries: Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of trends in the number of people globally living with dementia on the...

  • Department for Education

    • Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many local authorities are rated good for children's services.

    • Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 23 December 2016 to Question 58805, on how many occasions (a) Ministers and (b) officials of her Department have met (i)...

      Schools: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 23 December 2016 to Question 58004, how many meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials of her Department have had with Public...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2016 to Question 57874, whether any agency or authority under the Department for Education holds data on the...

      Maria Strizzolo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the process was for Ms Maria Strizzolo's appointment to the Skills Funding Agency.

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, further to her Department's £50 million funding announcement for early years capital projects of 10 January 2017, (a) how much each funded...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps she is taking to reduce the incidence of suicide in prisons.

    • Courts: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to paragraph 1.5 of her Department's paper on Transforming Our Justice System, published in September 2016, what estimate she has made of...

      Dispute Resolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what funding her Department provides for dispute resolution within the justice system; what progress her Department has made in its aim to settle more...

      Courts: Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate she has made of the proportion of cases that will take place in virtual hearings in each jurisdiction in each of the next five years.

      Magistrates' Courts: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many full-time equivalent staff have been employed in magistrates' courts in each year since 2010.

      Magistrates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what data her Department holds on the socio-economic background of magistrates.

      Leasehold: Forfeiture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate she has made of the number of lease forfeitures that have occurred in the last year.

      Honour Based Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals on extra-territorial effects for offences...

      Honour Based Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the Government's plans are for investigating allegations of honour-based violence which are transnational.

  • Prime Minister

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether she discussed the conflict in Yemen with the Saudi government on (a) 15 September and (b) 7 December 2016.

    • Saudi Arabia: Ammunition

      To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions she has had with the Saudi government on its possession of internationally prohibited munitions.

      Prime Minister: Meetings

      To ask the Prime Minister, when information on her external meetings from July to September 2016 will be published.

      Parliamentary Private Secretaries: Travel

      To ask the Prime Minister, how many Parliamentary Private Secretaries have travelled (a) with and (b) on behalf of their Ministers since she came into office.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Mobile Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if her Department will undertake an impact assessment of macro not-spot roaming in order to improve mobile coverage.

    • 5G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the report of the National Infrastructure Commission, entitled Connected Future, published on 14 December 2016, what...

      Tourism: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment she has made of the importance of the Customs Union to the UK's tourism industry.

      Medical Treatments Abroad: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps she has taken to ensure the UK's continued participation in the European Health Insurance Card scheme after the UK...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment she has made of the value to the UK economy of the outbound tourism industry.

      Tourism: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment she has made of the importance of continued access to the EU employment market to the UK's tourism industry.

      Voluntary Work: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she expects the National Citizen Service 2015 Evaluation report to be published.

      Broadcasting: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to protect jobs in the commercial broadcasting industry prior to the triggering of Article 50.

      Internet Service Providers: Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with Ofcom on consumers' ability to transfer their email archive when they change service provider.

      Horse Racing: Betting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans to make a decision on new funding arrangements for the Horse Race Betting Levy.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much (a) his Department's Debt Management team recovered in overpaid benefits from the estates of people who died in 2015 and (b) in...

    • Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information his Department holds on the use of three-day emergency food parcels.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the National Audit Office's report on Benefit Sanctions, published on 30 November 2016, what plans his Department has to use...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how health re-assessments for personal independent payments are prioritised; and whether assessors conducting such assessments do so in order...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the reassessment outcomes were for each disability living allowance award type for each main disabling condition in the last 12 months.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people being transferred from disability living allowance to personal independence payment have had their benefits (a) stopped...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Public Houses: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to implement adequate permanent planning protections to help pubs to remain open; and if he will make a...

    • Right to Buy Scheme: Newcastle upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that Right to Buy does not reduce the supply of family and specialist council housing in...

      Right to Buy Scheme: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of council homes sold under Right to Buy in the last five years are being let for private rental; and what...

      Housing Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what progress his Department is making on the implementation of (a) the recommendations of the Elphicke House Report, published...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to ensure that local authorities that sell council houses use receipts to build replacement stock.

      Housing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to increase the number of wheelchair-accessible properties.

  • HM Treasury

    • Employment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the potential for further increases in the employment rate in the UK economy over the next (a) two, (b) four and (c) six years.

    • Autumn Statement

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Government plans to publish the equality impact analysis of the Autumn Statement 2016 to comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty.

      Bank Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to improve access to basic bank accounts.

      Publications: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he will support the European Commission Proposal for a Council directive amending Directive 2006/112/EC, to enable platform-neutral application of...

      London Underground: Industrial Disputes

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the daily cost to the UK economy of a strike on the London Underground.

      Revenue and Customs: Leeds

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the evidential basis for the decision to establish the regional centre for HM Revenue and Customs in Leeds.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what his plans are for funding sector-specific (a) trade missions and (b) market research to encourage exports.

    • Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what funding his Department plans to provide to support sector-specific trade delegations to (a) North America, (b) East Asia and (c) South Asia.

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Trade Access Programme scheme will continue in 2017-18.

      EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the average amount of time taken is for EU trade agreements with other countries to be (a) negotiated and (b) ratified.

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the budget of the trade access programme will be next year.

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what (a) multi-industry and (b) industry-specific market visits his Department plans to organise in key regions including (i) North America,...

      Fossil Fuels: Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to encourage oil and gas supply chain exports to Nigeria.

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department is taking to offer support to new exporters with meeting areas and networking facilities at overseas exhibitions.

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on international trade policy of the Prime Minister's announcement of the creation of...

      UK Trade with EU: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the potential access of British coatings companies to European markets after the UK leaves the EU.

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the relative commercial success of UKTI sponsored multi-industry market visits and industry-specific events...

      UK Trade with EU: Chemicals

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what representations his Department has received from chemical companies based in the UK on their access to EU markets after the UK leaves...

      UK Trade with EU: Chemicals

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he plans to take to ensure that British industries dependent on the REACH regulation to import raw materials for coatings and...

      Trade Agreements: Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans his Department has to make use of the proposed expansion of Heathrow Airport and potential new long-haul air links arising from...

      Department for International Trade: Credit Unions

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

      Overseas Trade: Tanzania

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps the Government is taking to promote trade between the UK and Tanzania.

      Overseas Trade: Caribbean

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps the Government is taking to promote trade between the UK and (a) Jamaica, (b) St Lucia and (c) Montserrat and Anguilla.

      Arms Trade: Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many licence applications have been refused under Criterion 2c of the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria in...

      World Trade Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what his policy is on whether the UK's schedules of concessions and commitments will be submitted to the WTO as modifications or as...

      World Trade Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to his Written Ministerial Statement of 5 December 2016, HCWS316, how the planned UK-specific WTO schedules he announced in...

      Department for International Trade: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many (a) EU and (b) non-EU nationals are employed by his Department.

      Antidumping

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how the UK's representative on the Committee of Permanent Representatives was instructed to vote on the proposals to modernise the UK's...

      World Trade Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to his written ministerial statement of 5 December 2016, Official Report, HCWS316, on the UK's commitments at the World Trade...

      Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether he has made a request to the Government's business managers for a (a) debate and (b) vote on ratification of the Comprehensive...

      EU External Trade: Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to include representatives of the solar industry in trade discussions with China.

  • Leader of the House

  • Department of Health

    • Health Services: Wansbeck

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding the Government plans to provide to which NHS services in Wansbeck constituency in each of the next five years.

    • Life Expectancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the estimated life expectancy is for people who earn (a) below and (b) above the average household income.

      NHS Trusts: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many EU nationals work in each NHS Trust (a) as doctors, (b) as nurses and (c) in other positions.

      Children in Care: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Expert Working Group for looked-after children's mental health plans to publish recommendations on mental health assessments for both...

      Care Leavers: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that care leavers receive specialist mental health assessments.

      Care Leavers: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the extent of unmet mental health needs among care leavers.

      Department of Health: Credit Unions

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

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 23 December 2016 to Question 58016, when his Department plans to publish the proposed timescale for the reviews of the nutrient...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with GP representatives, primary care providers or mental health organisations about the quality of mental health support...

      Cancer: Complementary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the oral contribution of the hon. Member for Bosworth of 8 December 2016 on the treatment of cancer using Chinese medicine, Official Report,...

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Government plans to publish a new Tobacco Control Plan for England.

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received from NHS trusts requesting additional support for accident and emergency services in England; and if he will...

      Community Health Services: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2017 to Questions 58635, 58636, 58637, 58638, 58639, whether there is any non-recurrent funding in the contract let...

      Community Health Services: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2017 to Questions 58635, 58636, 58637, 58638, 58639, what the recurrent contract value is in the contract let by...

      Community Health Services: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2017 to Questions 58635, 58636, 58637, 58638, 58639, what the depreciation value is of the recurrent contract value...

      Community Health Services: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2017 to Questions 58635, 58636, 58637, 58638, 58639, whether the recurrent and non-recurrent contract value let by...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of people with severe mental health problems received screening in accordance with NICE guidelines in the last 12 months.

      Mental Health Services: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients in each ethnic group have been injured in mental healthcare settings through the use of inadequate restraint practices in each of the...

      General Practitioners: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health 2016, how much his Department has spent on incentive schemes to encourage GPs to monitor...

      Mental Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of people experiencing psychosis received a NICE-approved package within two weeks of referral in each year since 2010.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Environmental Health

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment have they made of the adequacy of the powers of environmental health officers.

    • Communities and Local Government: Reviews

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

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Suicide

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many female prisoners have been placed on 24-hour watch on at least one occasion in each women’s prison in each of the last 12 months.

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