Written answers

Monday, 6 March 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential economic benefits to Bradford of its being included as a stop on the Northern Powerhouse Rail network.

    • Department for Transport: Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of senior civil servants of his Department are (a) men, (b) women, (c) disabled, (d) from working-class backgrounds and (e) from...

      A417

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the consultation on the proposed A417 road improvement scheme will open.

      Parliament Square

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will hold regular discussions with (a) Transport for London and (b) the Mayor of London on ensuring that roadworks, lane closures and...

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward proposals to address the use to local authority-specific licences for private hire vehicles in areas not covered by that licence.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much per capita funding was spent on roads maintenance in each region in the most recent period for which figures are available.

      Cross Country Trains: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many times in the last year CrossCountry trains travelling from Birmingham to Bristol were late arriving at Cheltenham but on time arriving at...

      Cross Country Trains: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many CrossCountry trains from (a) Birmingham to Bristol and (b) Bristol to Birmingham via Gloucester were on time in (i) each of the last five...

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to review the National Rail Conditions of Travel to ensure compliance with consumer protection laws.

      ScotRail: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if the Government will provide a breakdown of compensation paid to passengers under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 by ScotRail.

      Cross country railway line: Gloucester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many trains per day there were travelling between Birmingham and Bristol that stopped at Gloucester in (a) the last year and (b) 2001.

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Government plans to bring forward proposals on cross-border hiring and sub-contracting clause in the Deregulation Act 2015.

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to tackle non-compliance of train companies related to the provision to passengers of information relating to...

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress the rail industry has made on making new data available to third party retailers in the rail ticketing market.

      Abellio Greater Anglia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much compensation has been paid to passengers under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 by Abellio Greater Anglia in each year for which compensation has...

  • Home Office

    • Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many non-EU nationals who have left the UK with NHS debts of more than £500 outstanding for two months have been refused permission...

    • Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of providing people over 65 with advice on the prevention of fires in domestic homes.

      Home Office: Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of senior civil servants of her Department are (a) men, (b) women, (c) disabled, (d) from working-class backgrounds and (e)...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to involve the Migration Advisory Committee in decisions about the rights of entry, residence and right to work of EU citizens.

      Immigration: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to alter the residency rights or ability to obtain residence rights of EEA nationals resident in the UK (a) before the UK...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons the entitlement to free NHS care is not considered as fulfilling the comprehensive sickness insurance requirement for EU...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many refugees have been resettled in the UK in each of the last five years; what countries those refugees arrived from; what those...

      Counter-terrorism

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

      Fire and Rescue Services: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that fire and rescue services' flood response is adequately funded.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on reviewing the process for visit visa applications.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the luxury yacht building industry in the UK since the EU...

    • Fracking: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential benefits to the North West economy of the shale gas extraction industry.

      Company Accounts: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what criteria are used to determine whether Scottish limited partnerships are required to submit annual accounts to...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the procurement spend of his Department was in each year since 2010.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what (a) EU agencies and other organisations within his Department's remit the Government plans to withdraw from when...

      Nuclear Reactors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government has researched the use of stable salt reactor technology as part of the UK's energy mix.

      Nuclear Industry Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Nuclear Industry Council last met; what was discussed at that meeting and what decisions were made; and what...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Government Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the total (a) number and (b) value of Government contracts that have been contracted out by his Department was in each...

    • British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which Government Minister has responsibility for the protection of LGBT rights in the (a) overseas territories and (b) Crown...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of senior civil servants of his Department are (a) men, (b) women, (c) disabled, (d) from working-class...

      Sudan: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Sudanese counterpart on the imprisonment of Reverend Hassan Abduraheem, Petr...

      Israeli Settlements: UN Resolutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure implementation of UN resolution 2334 (2016).

      Intelligence Services: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which of the recommendations set out by the Intelligence Services Commissioner in the Supplementary Report to the Annual Report...

      Intelligence Services: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government plans to revise its guidance entitled, Consolidated Guidance to Intelligence Officers and Service...

      Violette Uwamahoro

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Rwanda on the disappearance of Violette Uwamahoro.

      Sri Lanka: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of Sri Lanka's progress in implementing UN Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1;...

      India: Religious Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will commission a public inquiry into UK involvement in the 1984 Amritsar massacre.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Procurement

      To ask the Attorney General, how many civil servants of the Law Officers' Departments oversee contracts which have been awarded to external providers.

  • Department for International Development

    • Cape Verde: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the Government sponsors any aid programmes in Cape Verde that support eco-development.

    • Developing Countries: Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if her Department will contribute to the new, global fund to help women access abortion services launched by the Netherlands on 25...

      Department for International Development: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what (a) EU agencies and other organisations within her Department's remit the Government plans to withdraw from when the UK leaves...

      Malawi: Albinism

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is providing to the Government of Malawi on tackling albinism-related crimes in that country.

      Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of her Department's humanitarian aid budget in 2016 was allocated for a period of two or more years.

      Department for International Development: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2017 to Question 64547, what discussions her Department had with the Department for Exiting the...

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to update her Department's HIV/AIDS strategy.

      Iraq: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the total cost of the Government's projects in Iraq was in each year between 2010 and 2017.

      Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much aid in real terms the UK has provided to refugee camps in and around Syria in each of the last five years; what comparative...

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department has a programme to encourage former teachers to return to that profession; and if she will make a statement.

    • Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to issue guidance alongside the new primary school framework.

      Business: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of the enterprise champions recruited through the Inspiring the Future scheme were women in each fiscal year since 2012-13.

      Young Enterprise: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of people registered online with Young Enterprise are women.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Government has made an assessment of parents' preferences between increasing (a) faith and (b) non-faith school places.

      Schools: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of recent changes in local government funding on the workloads of staff in schools.

      Schools: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that schools in the North East are adequately funded.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Efficiency Review of 27 February 2017, what assessment she has made of the effect of the proposed six per cent budget savings on...

      Schools: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make representations to (a) Wikihow and (b) YouTube on the content hosted on their sites on how to hack into school websites and servers.

      Digital Technology: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the UK Digital Strategy published on 1 March 2017, by what date the Government expects to deliver coding in the National Curriculum...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2017 to Question 64974, on what date the Schools Funding Formula will be published.

      Schools: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2017 to Question 64973, whether the Schools Funding Formula reflects the higher labour market costs of...

      Schools: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress has been made on simplifying, clarifying and rationalising the quality awards system for careers education, information and guidance in...

      Schools: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how the performance of careers services provided in secondary schools is assessed.

      Teachers: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the housing market on teacher (a) recruitment and (b) retention rates in (i) Tottenham...

      Teachers: Haringey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of changes to school funding on (a) teacher numbers, (b) school standards, (c) pupil outcomes...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment she has made of trends in drug-related deaths of prisoners in England and Wales in each of the last five years; and if she will make a...

    • Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps her Department takes to ensure that victims of crime are made aware of the existence of the Victims' Code.

      Open Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners serving custodial sentences for serious violent and sexual assaults were held in open prisons on 1 January (a) 2013, (b) 2014, (c)...

      Prisoners: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) self-inflicted, (b) non self-inflicted, (c) other non-natural causes, (d) restraint, (e) homicide and (f) awaiting classification deaths...

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on what dates she plans to submit the UK National Report for the UK's Universal Periodic Review third cycle.

      Prisons: Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many activity spaces per prisoner there were in (a) adult male, (b) adult female and (c) youth female prisons on 1 March (i) 2013, (ii) 2014, (iii)...

      Police: Hoaxes and False Alarms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted of wasting police time in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Coroners: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the reasons are for recent trends in the level of funding to West London Coroners District; and if she will make a statement.

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what number of cases awaited a hearing at the immigration (a) First-tier and (b) Upper Tribunal at 1 February 2017.

      Ministry of Justice: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what (a) EU agencies and other organisations within her Department's remit the Government plans to withdraw from when the UK leaves the EU, (b) staff...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans the Government has to reform requirements for eligibility for legal aid for victims of domestic violence.

      Judiciary: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many nationals from other EU countries work within the judiciary.

      Child Rearing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases of parental alienation have been recorded in the family courts in each of the three years.

      Prisoners: Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Justice of 1 March 2017, Official Report, column 101WH, when the new...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the procurement spend of his Department was in each year since 2010.

    • Scotland Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what (a) EU agencies and other organisations within his Department's remit the Government plans to withdraw from when the UK leaves the EU, (b) staff...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • British Nationals Abroad: Musicians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her Department's policy is on paying the travel expenses of British musicians invited to overseas countries to perform with...

    • Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which organisations and individuals from the creative industries she has met since her appointment.

      Government Departments: Reprography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department is responsible for ensuring that government departments adhere to licensing requirements related to the scanning...

      Digital Technology: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 3, Part 2 of the Digital Strategy 2017, what budget has been provided to the Council for Digital Inclusion to...

      Digital Technology: Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the change in the number of librarians trained in digital skills from 2010 to date.

      Digital Technology: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the UK Digital Strategy published on 1 March 2017, how many people are expected to take part in pilots of new ways to...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 2, Part 1 of her Department's Digital Strategy, published on 1 March 2017, whether the independent research...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many work coaches his Department has employed in each (a) region and (b) constituent part of the UK in each of the last three years; and...

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of senior civil servants of his Department are (a) men, (b) women, (c) disabled, (d) from working-class backgrounds and (e)...

      Working Conditions: Temperature

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of a statutory maximum workplace temperature.

      Funerals: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what financial support the Government provides for families affected by funeral poverty after the death of a child.

      Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total amount of benefits paid to non-UK citizens living in the UK was in 2016 by benefit type.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what (a) EU agencies and other organisations within his Department's remit the Government plans to withdraw from when the UK leaves the EU,...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Seventh Report of the Work and Pensions Committee, Disability Employment Gap, HC56, if he will make it his policy to...

      Funerals: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February to Question 64628, what assessment the Government has made of whether the current Social Fund Funeral...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the findings of the reports from (a) the National Audit Office on Benefit Sanctions, published on 30 November 2013 and (b)...

      Bereavement Benefits: Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the proportion of people who will be affected by proposed changes to support for bereaved parents.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to provide advice and mentoring support to those who will receive the new lower rate of employment and...

      Social Security Benefits: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefit claimants have been sanctioned for being late by jobcentres in Yorkshire and the Humber since 2015.

      Jobcentres: Whitley Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are registered at Whitley Bay Jobcentre.

      Jobcentres: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish the equality impact assessment reports his Department has undertaken on jobcentre closures in Liverpool, Wavertree constituency.

      Jobcentres: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many lone parents are registered at the jobcentre in (a) Wavertree and (b) Edge Hill.

      Jobcentres: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 17 February 2017 to Question 64229, on jobcentres in Liverpool, which local public transport route planner...

      Jobcentres: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the number of people who use (a) Wavertree and (b) Edge Hill jobcentres to attend daily work clubs.

      Jobcentres: Whitley Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on what date his Department (a) announced proposals to close Whitley Bay Jobcentre Plus and (b) informed the current landlords of that...

      Rodents: Pest Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the additional cost to farmers of purchasing rodent control products as a result of the recent change to the...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 14 November 2016 to Question 51999, how many referrals of those defaulting on their child maintenance liabilities...

      Personal Independence Payment: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons he plans to deny additional points in the assessment for personal independence payments to people who are unable to plan the...

      Housing Benefit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects to publish regulations on the treatment of 18-21 year old housing benefit claimants.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claims for Employment Support Allowance (ESA) were made in each of the last three years from claimants who had received ESA (a) at...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of research by Oxford University, published by The Trussell Trust in...

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department is making available for the Targeted Affordability Funding concession to the freeze on local housing allowance rates...

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of housing benefit applicants that have benefitted from the three per cent increase in local housing...

      Local Housing Allowance: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons there is no planned increase in the local housing allowance rate for any property size in the Outer North East London Broad...

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the effect on tenants in the private rented sector of the changes in local housing allowance rates of housing...

      State Retirement Pensions: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether EU nationals who have made national insurance contributions for 20 years or more will be entitled to a state pension after the UK...

      Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the daily living activity 3 of the personal independence payment assessment, how many people with multiple sclerosis have...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of senior civil servants of her Department are (a) men, (b) women, (c) disabled, (d) from working-class...

    • Genetically Modified Organisms: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it is her policy to maintain current food safety, sanitary and phytosanitary controls for (a) chlorinated chicken,...

      Turtles: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has made to her international counterparts on ensuring that legislation introduced to protect...

      Turtles: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding the Government has provided to projects seeking to protect turtles.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information her Department holds on local authority payments to the DVLA for air quality improvement purposes.

      Common Agricultural Policy and Common Fisheries Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the need for new legislation resulting from replacement of the Common Agricultural Policy...

      Crops: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will seek to delay the EU's proposed three-crop diversification scheme's implementation.

      UN Environment Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the UK contributes financially to the United Nations Environment Programme.

      Water Supply: National Policy Statements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department remains committed to developing a National Policy Statement for water supply for infrastructure; what...

      International Whaling Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the main outcomes and decisions from the 66th annual International Whaling Commission...

      Sheep Meat: New Zealand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what checks are carried out to ensure that lamb imports from New Zealand are whole carcasses and not part joints.

      Horticulture: Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her policy is on the future of the Horticultural Workers scheme.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2017 to Question 64543, what discussions her Department had with the Department for...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of extending the badger cull; and if she will make a statement.

      International Whaling Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what potential effect the UK leaving the EU will have on the UK's future participation in the International Whaling Commission.

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Efficiency Review of 27 February 2017, what assessment she has made of the effect of the proposed six...

      Circuses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) wild animals and (b) different species of animal are licensed under the Welfare of Wild Animals in Travelling...

      Cats: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to protect the Scottish wildcat population in the UK.

      Natural England: Maps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of funding provided to Natural England for carrying out mapping.

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to (a) improve the recyclability of black plastic and (b) reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

      Marine Environment: Microplastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the answer of 27 February 2017 to Question 65236 on microplastics, what estimate she has made of the reduction...

      Crop Spraying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what requirements are placed on farmers who use knapsack sprayers to undertake training on the use of those sprayers; and if...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to tackle bovine tuberculosis in high risk areas which have not undergone trial badger culling.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Tenancy Deposit Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer of 16 November 2015 to Question 13604, on tenancy deposit schemes, what the total value is of all...

    • Tenancy Deposit Schemes: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many deposits of tenants in London were protected by the Government-accredited tenancy deposit protection scheme in each...

      Communities and Local Government: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many civil servants of his Department oversee contracts which have been awarded to external providers.

      Floods: European Union Solidarity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Statement of 16 January 2017, HCWS412, how much of the €60 million from the EU Solidarity...

      Private Rented Housing: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment the Government has made of the effectiveness of provisions on preventing retaliatory evictions in the...

      Social Networking: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing fines for social media companies which fail to remove...

      Veolia Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to his letter of 16 July 2015 to Joanne Demetrius of Veolia ES (UK) Ltd, reference APP/M1900/V/13/2192045, if he...

      Local Government: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2017 to Question 64857, on Local Government: Dorset, whether he will ensure that his...

      Local Government: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2017 to Question 64857, on Local Government: Dorset, what the latest date will be that...

      Local Government: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what meetings he has had with Dorset hon. Members since 1 January 2017 at which possible reorganisation of local government...

      Council Tax: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his Answer of 1 March 2017 to Question 65508, what assumption about the notional amount of council tax for 2019-20...

      Local Government: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his Answer of 1 March 2017 to Question 65075, what options he will consider in determining how to proceed.

      Local Government: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his Answer of 1 March 2017 to Question 65075, how long councils and others interested will have to make representations.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) EU agencies and other organisations within his Department's remit the Government plans to withdraw from when the UK leaves the EU, (b) staff...

    • Nuclear Weapons Safety Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, (a) what the terms of reference are, (b) how many members there are, (c) who the current chair is, (d) what the date of the last meeting was and (e)...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many days in 2016 Special Escort Group's armoured protected patrol vehicles were unavailable for service.

      Armed Forces: Body Armour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects the roll-out of Virtus body armour to be complete.

      Ministry of Defence: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent on (a) iPads and tablets and (b) paper in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 12 January 2017 to Question 59241, what the planned date is for the main investment decision and contractual signing for the...

      Defence Equipment: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of changes in the exchange rate on the Equipment Plan 2016 to 2026.

      Defence: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of the Government's reporting to NATO on defence expenditure in 2016 was categorised as (a) war pensions, (b) contributions to UN...

      Ministry of Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total value was of contracts awarded by his Department to single-source suppliers in each of the last seven years for which figures are available.

      Ministry of Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many penalty notices his Department has issued to suppliers for failing to disclose information on costs and pricing in each of the last seven years...

      Defence Fire and Rescue Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons the Defence Fire and Rescue Project is not listed in the Ministry of Defence Government Major Projects Portfolio data.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 24 February 2017 to Question 64606, how many additional Defence Equipment and Support staff are needed to reduce the manning...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 24 February 2017 to Question 64606, how many Defence Equipment and Support staff are working in direct support of the F-35...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 24 February 2017 to Question 64606, what further steps he is taking as part of the review to address the lack of manpower...

      Defence Discount Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how his Department is promoting the Defence Discount Service in each region and constituent part of the UK.

  • HM Treasury

    • Inheritance Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the cost to the Exchequer of lost revenue resulting from changes to inheritance tax thresholds announced in Budget 2015...

    • Local Growth Deals: Swansea Bay City Region

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to announce his decision on the proposed Swansea Bay City Region deal.

      Local Growth Deals: Swansea Bay City Region

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received from the Welsh Government on the proposed Swansea Bay City Region deal.

      Debts: Families

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward proposals to protect families recovering from debt from internet enforcement action and other charges related to such debt.

      Rented Housing

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of section 24 of the Finance (No. 2) Act 2015 on (a) rental costs and (b) the supply of rental housing.

      Sugar: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will consider mitigating the effects of the soft drinks industry levy on those manufacturers currently paying additional tax to use organic rather...

      Local Growth Deals: Swansea Bay City Region

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Wales on the proposed Swansea Bay City Region deal.

      Landfill Communities Fund

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much funding his Department has provided to the Landfill Communities Fund in each of the last five years.

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of excise duty rates on beer exports.

      Children: Poverty

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what comparative estimate he has made of the number of children living in poverty in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland and (c) Inverclyde constituency if child...

      Taxis: VAT Exemptions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will assess the potential merits of exempting all new zero-emissions taxis from VAT from 2018 to 2025.

      Taxation: Multinational Companies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Government plans to implement provisions in the Finance Act 2016 to require (a) multinational enterprises and (b) UK subgroups of multinational...

      VAT: Golf

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the number of golf clubs which are run as (a) members' and (b) proprietors' clubs for the purpose of VAT assessment; and...

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans his Department has to make available additional funds to the NHS in order to mitigate the potential effect of changes to the personal injury formula.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Secondment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2017 to Question 62723, on government secondments, (a) what positions the staff from PWC were seconded to, (b)...

    • Cabinet Office: Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of senior civil servants of his Department are (a) men, (b) women, (c) disabled, (d) from working-class backgrounds and (e) from black,...

      Cabinet Office: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the procurement spend of his Department was in each year since 2010.

      Capita

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what contracts are undertaken for the Government by Capita; and what the total value is of those contracts.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether his plans for World Trade Organisation schedule liberalisation include lower levels of subsidies for the UK's agricultural sector...

    • Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether his plans for World Trade Organisation schedule liberalisation include the agriculture and food production industry; and what...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the draft World Trade Organisation schedules on the cost-efficiency of UK automotive...

      Business: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many and what proportion of the recipients of support from UK Export Finance were companies with at least one woman in a leadership...

      Department for International Trade: Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what proportion of senior civil servants of his Department are (a) men, (b) women, (c) disabled, (d) from working-class backgrounds and (e)...

      Trade Agreements: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans he has to ensure that future UK trade deals take account of the Government's policy on increasing equity and support for farmers...

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether he approved the inclusion of the criteria of being committed to the best possible outcome for the UK following its departure from...

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what evaluation weighting applied to each of the cultural fit critera included in the advertisement for the Trade Remedies Discovery Team...

      South Africa: Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when he plans to fill the role of trade envoy to South Africa.

      Developing Countries: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether he plans to replicate existing EU non-reciprocal preferential trade agreements with developing countries after the UK leaves the EU;...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what (a) EU agencies and other organisations within his Department's remit the Government plans to withdraw from when the UK leaves the EU, (b) staff time...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Palace of Westminster: Gun Sports

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, further to the published FOI House of Lords disclosure log entitled Parliamentary rifle...

    • Palace of Westminster: Gun Sports

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether representations were made by law enforcement agencies on the security of firearms...

      Palace of Westminster: Gun Sports

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, between what dates a rifle club was allowed to use space on the parliamentary estate; and...

      Palace of Westminster: Gun Sports

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, on what date the parliamentary rifle range closed, and what the reasons were for that closure.

  • Department of Health

    • General Practitioners: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with GPs on charging patients for weekend or evening appointments.

    • Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of recommendations made by the Brain Tumour Charity in its Patient Guide to...

      Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has made an assessment of the implications for its policy on the use of medicinal cannabis of the findings in The health effects...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to page 5 of the Report of the Independent Cancer Taskforce, Achieving world-class cancer outcomes: a strategy for England 2015-20,...

      Depressive Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of training therapists involved in the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme to...

      Hospitals: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will develop guidelines to govern the admission of television cameras to hospital wards; whether rules are in place to prevent patients being...

      Sugar: Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effects of high-cost and low-volume sugary drinks on levels of obesity.

      Mental Health Services: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much of the recently announced additional funding for mental health and dementia services will be allocated to Hertfordshire; and what criteria will...

      Medicine: Chelmsford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has received an application from Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford to establish a new medical school.

      Health Services: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of healthcare research funding was allocated to each region in the most recent year for which figures are available.

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish a list of the savings targets for HIV treatment NHS England has asked each regional team to make in (a) 2017-18 and (b) 2018-19; and...

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of establishing a scheme for UK citizens who cannot get private health insurance in the event that UK...

      Paramedical Staff: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people from other EU countries are employed as paramedics in the NHS.

      NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many non-UK EU nationals are employed in the NHS; and what proportion of those work in (a) oncology, (b) neurological and (c) maternity services.

      Mental Health Services: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 14 November 2016 to Question 52459, whether the collection of data on the transfer of prisoners to hospital under the Mental...

      Private Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2017 to Question 65076, on private patients, for what reason the information given on co-payments at the web...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many Individual Funding Requests (IFRs) have been considered by (a) the IFR Screening Group and (b) the IFR Panel in each of the last five years; how...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of treatment provision for people diagnosed with early onset dementia.

      Physician Associates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of additional physician associates required to support the delivery of seven-day working in the NHS.

      Atrial Fibrillation: Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2017 to Question 61544, what estimate has been made of the average five year (a) health and (b) social care costs of...

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Justice on changes to the personal injury formula.

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2017 to Question 65346, on health professions: training, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State...

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much of the NHS budget was spent on commissioning private providers in each of the last five years.

      Orthopaedics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to reduce waiting times for orthopaedic operations in the last 12 months; and whether waiting times for such operations have...

      Eating Disorders: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2017 to Question 63015, on eating disorders: children and young people, whether the referral to treatment...

      Knee Replacements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients have waited longer than (a) two weeks, (b) five weeks, (c) 10 weeks and (d) 15 weeks between an assessment for knee replacement surgery...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the increase in drug-related deaths in 2015.

      NHS: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS apprenticeships have been provided in the West Midlands in each (a) local authority and (b) NHS Trust area in (i) the last year for which...

      Psychiatry: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of nationals of other EU countries working in the NHS as psychotherapists; and what assessment he has made of the...

      General Practitioners: Newham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to increase the recruitment of GPs in the London Borough of Newham.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Planning Permission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are they taking to reduce loopholes in planning permission laws and to ensure compliance with the intention behind those laws; and how they are...

    • Local Government: Newspaper Press

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 9 February (HL5134), what assessment they have made of the cost of publishing and issuing...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Euratom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the White Paper The United Kingdom’s exit from and new partnership with the European Union, on what basis they intend to withdraw from...

    • Nuclear Power Stations: Cumbria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the levelised cost of energy per megawatt hour for the Moorside nuclear power station.

      Nuclear Power Stations: Cumbria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the strike price for the Moorside nuclear power station under the Contracts for Difference regime.

      Nuclear Power Stations: Cumbria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many local jobs they anticipate the Moorside nuclear power station creating during (1) the construction phase, and (2) operation.

      Nuclear Power Stations: Cumbria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the delay in completion of the Moorside nuclear power station project arising from uncertainties about the role of Toshiba.

      Air Pollution

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of (1) the contribution of soot particles in the atmosphere as agents of global warming, and (2) removing soot from the atmosphere...

      Space: Research

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the emphasis on EU space programme co-operation in section 10.13 of the White Paper The United Kingdom’s exit from and new partnership...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Iraq: Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 8 February (HL5121), how many projects are actively collecting evidence against perpetrators...

    • Syria: Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 8 February (HL5121), whether they are satisfied that sufficient progress has been made in...

      Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have held discussions with the government of the US regarding the preservation and collection of evidence of war crimes, crimes against humanity...

      Evan Mawarire

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Zimbabwe following the arrest of the human rights activist Pastor Evan Mawarire.

      Iraq: Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports by Human Rights Watch that 180 boys under 18 are being detained by the Kurdistan regional government on suspicion...

      Turkey: Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Turkey regarding the imprisonment of Eren Keskin and Inan Kizilkaya.

      Evan Mawarire

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Zimbabwe following the arrest of Pastor Evan Mawarire on his return to Zimbabwe at the beginning of...

      Saudi Arabia: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their advice to UK citizens who wish to practise their chosen religion whilst in Saudi Arabia.

      Turkey: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are reciprocal rights of freedom of religious observance between Turkey and the UK for their citizens.

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of findings published on 6 February by Human Rights Watch that Burmese government forces committed rape and other sexual violence...

      Evan Mawarire

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the welfare of Pastor Evan Mawarire who was arrested in Zimbabwe on 2 February.

      Zimbabwe: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they last discussed human rights in Zimbabwe with the government of that country.

      Middle East: Christianity

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of President Trump's remarks concerning the protection of minorities such as Christians in the Middle East.

      USA: Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions have taken place with the government of the US since the inauguration of President Trump.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have had discussions with the government of the US on relations between the government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the indication of a change of policy by the government of the US on the Two-state solution to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.

      Libya: United Nations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they supported the UN Secretary-General's proposal to appoint the former Palestinian Prime Minister, Salam Fayyad, as his Special Representative in...

      USA: Intelligence Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the resignation of the US National Security Adviser following intelligence leaks, whether they will cease sharing intelligence information...

      Nato

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of current instability in parts of Eastern Europe, what consideration they have given to calling for NATO headquarters to be moved to a...

  • Attorney General

    • Genocide

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Attorney General has advised on whether any UK court of law can make a judgment on whether the crime of genocide has taken place as defined in...

  • Department for International Development

    • Greece: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to ensure that the UN Population Fund’s requirement for $2.996 million to provide sexual and reproductive health and...

    • Libya: International Organization for Migration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether a new International Organisation for Migration dedicated centre, in or near Tripoli, Libya, would help to identify...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Census

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Nash on 4 November 2016 and 6 January 2017 (HL2515 and HL4240), why schools were not informed by the Department for...

    • Schools: Census

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 6 January (HL4240), why the communication on 10 January direct from the Department for Education to all...

      Pupils: Personal Records

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Nash on 7 November 2016 and 8 November 2016 (HL2421 and HL2689) and further to the Written Answer by the Minister of...

      Children's Centres: Inspections

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect The framework for children's centres inspection from April 2013 to be updated; and whether children's centres are still being inspected...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Young Offenders: Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 9 February (HL5074), whether the guidance on good practice includes information on Gypsy, Traveller...

    • Prisoners: Females

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to extend the terms of reference of Lord Farmer’s review into supporting male prisoners to engage with their families, to female...

      Youth Justice: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 13 February (HL5075), when they expect the feasibility assessment to be completed, and whether cost...

      Northumberland Prison

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the lessons to be drawn from BBC Panorama’s programme on HMP Northumberland.

      Crime: Victims

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they last met the Victims’ Commissioner to discuss the historical, financial and legal problems that victims of crime and their families continue...

      Charles Taylor

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why Charles Taylor, the ex-President of Liberia, was permitted to make a phone call from Frankland Prison to supporters in Liberia and deliver a speech to...

      Judges: Security

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase security for judges, in the light of reduced staffing in courts.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Welfare State

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to publish their proposed Green Paper on social justice before Easter; and if not, when they will do so.

    • Child Poverty Unit

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of abolition of the Child Poverty Unit on literacy rates of children living in poverty.

      Social Mobility Commission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the letter from Lord Henley DEP 2017–0103, referred to in his Written Answer of 9 February (HL 5101), which stated that the Social Mobility...

      Disadvantaged: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to prioritise preventative policy-making in their poverty and early intervention programmes.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Forests

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their future plans for implementation of the New York Declaration on Forests.

    • Flood Control: Somerset

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 8 February (HL5157), what consideration they are giving to the introduction of interim flood...

      Environment Protection

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which parts of which primary and secondary legislation pertaining to the environment (1) they, (2) the Environment Agency, and (3) Natural England, judge to...

      Schmallenberg Virus

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the spread of Schmallenberg virus.

      Schmallenberg Virus

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure the availability of a vaccine against Schmallenberg virus.

      Nature Conservation: Crime

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many incidents of bird crime have been reported in England and Wales in each of the last three years; and what steps they are taking to prevent the...

  • Home Office

    • Refugees: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to assess the capacity of local authorities to accept unaccompanied child refugees brought into the UK under section 67 of the...

    • Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons Review

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 9 February (HL5169), whether, in his review of the implementation of the recommendations...

  • HM Treasury

    • EU Grants and Loans

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total amount of European Structural Investment Funds payments they have received since 2009.

    • EU Grants and Loans

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will reimburse local authorities and other UK recipients of payments from the European Structural and Investment Funds for any costs associated...

      Public Works Loan Board

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much has been lent by the Public Works Loan Board (PWLB) to local authorities for the acquisition of commercial real estate for investment purposes, from...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Toys and Games

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to restricting the marketing of My Friend Cayla dolls in the UK, in the light of the decision of the German Federal...

  • Department of Health

    • Paramedical Staff

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to (1) assess the benefits of community-based paramedicine models of care, and (2) encourage paramedics to apply their training in...

    • Oral Tobacco

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what scientific research forms the basis of the ban on snus as a smoking substitute.

      Health Inequalities in England Post-2010 Strategic Review

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 26 July 2016 (HL1172), what progress they have made in meeting the six policy objectives set out...

      Patients: Transport

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much has been spent on transporting patients between medical facilities in England in order to receive care, for each year since 2010.

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