Written answers

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

  • HM Treasury

    • Debts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made on identifying possible options for an England and Wales debt breathing space scheme.

    • Pensions: Misrepresentation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of pension freedom reforms on the (a) current and (b) future number of complaints to the Financial...

      Treasury: Staff

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of Civil Service positions in his Department was vacant for a week or longer in each year since 2010; and what the average turnover rate for...

      Treasury: Policy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his Department's main policy priority is for 2017; and if he will make a statement.

      Child Tax Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claims for child tax credit, made by couples not married or in a civil partnership, were cancelled due to the death of a partner in the last five years.

      Sovereignty: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Government has made of the potential effect on Scotland's economy of referendum on Scottish independence.

      Inflation: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) living standards and (b) household incomes in Scotland of the revised inflation forecasts in the Office for...

      Funerals: Children

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has received representations on the creation of a children's funeral fund.

  • Prime Minister

    • Prime Minister: Policy

      To ask the Prime Minister, what 10 Downing Street's main policy priority is for 2017; and if she will make a statement.

    • Israel: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether in her meeting with the Prime Minister of Israel she discussed (a) freedom of expression and assembly and (b) her Government's policy on the work and civil...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of Civil Service positions in his Department were vacant for a week or longer in each year since 2010; and what the average...

    • Universal Credit (Housing Costs Element for Claimants Aged 18 to 21) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons no impact assessment was published for the Universal Credit (Housing Costs Element for claimants aged 18 to 21) (Amendment)...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Department's main policy priority is for 2017; and if he will make a statement.

      Bereavement Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of extending widower's pension allowance to widowed partners who were (a)...

      Housing Benefit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the additional processing and administration costs related to the implementation of the proposed new housing...

      Housing Benefit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many 18 to 21 year olds claim housing benefit in (a) the North East of England, (b) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, (c)...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans for the proposed Green Paper on employer debt legislation associated with Section 75 of the 1995 Pensions Act to be published.

      Widowed Parents Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which charities and voluntary sector organisations were consulted on proposed changes to the Widowed Parents' Allowance; and what the results...

      Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many 18 to 21 year olds claim the housing costs element of universal credit in (a) the North East of England, (b) Middlesbrough South and...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he has taken as a result of the Speaker's statement of 6 March 2017, Official Report, column 622, on his Department's new policy on...

  • Home Office

    • Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions her Department has had with shooting organisations on the provision of firearms certificates with a validity of 20...

    • Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many referrals have been made under the Prevent strategy since 2015, by (a) age, (b) gender, (c) location by region, (d) ethnicity, (e)...

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she expects to publish the latest review of the Government's CONTEST strategy.

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of Civil Service positions in her Department was vacant for a week or longer in each year since 2010; and what the average...

      Home Office: Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's main policy priority is for 2017; and if she will make a statement.

      Social Networking: National Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to require operators of social media platforms to report communications sent via their...

      Health Services and Social Services: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people working in the UK health and social care system are doing so on a Tier 2 visa.

      Police: Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to report on the review into the protection of firearms officers on operational duties announced by the previous Prime Minister.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what proportion of Civil Service positions in his Department were vacant for a week or longer in each year since 2010; and what the average...

    • Northern Ireland Office: Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what his Department's main policy priority is for 2017; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department of Health

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to support the children of alcoholics.

    • Neuromuscular Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation will be made available on the NHS.

      Caesarean Sections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many caesarean births there have been in each of the last five years.

      Pancreatic Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduce the prevalence of pancreatic cancer.

      Nervous System: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have had nerve transfer surgery for spinal damage in the last five years.

      Nurses: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of nurses who will be required in (a) Salford and (b) England by 2020.

      Midwives: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of midwives who will be required in (a) Salford and (b) the UK by 2020.

      Carers: Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that those caring for people in (a) private homes and (b) hospitals provide the correct dosage of medicines...

      Midwives: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of removing NHS bursaries for student midwives on the number of university applications.

      Department of Health: Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's main policy priority is for 2017; and if he will make a statement.

      Neuromuscular Disorders: Salford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure there is a care advisor to support adults in the neuromuscular service at Salford Royal NHS Trust.

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2017 to Question 62250, what assessment he has made of the effect of recent trends in the cost of multiple child...

      Hospitals: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has estimated the cost to the public purse of extending (a) free TV usage to patients in hospitals, (b) free hospital parking to...

      Haematological Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence on ensuring that alpha pegylated interferon is made available to...

      Department of Health: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of Civil Service positions in his Department was vacant for a week or longer in each year since 2010; and what the average turnover rate...

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the estimated cost is of (a) redundancies and recruitment and (b) capital spend on new facilities for NHS England's proposals to change the...

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) nurses and (b) midwives in full-time study.

      Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effect that the UK leaving the EU will have on the number of (a) nurses and (b) midwives in the NHS.

      General Practitioners: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GP surgery buildings currently fail to meet Care Quality Commission minimum requirements for premises.

      Health Services: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support is available to areas in which sustainability and transformation plans have been adopted on the range of capital sources available to...

      Haematological Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms are in receipt of treatment with alpha pegylated interferon.

      Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he last met the Head of the Professional Standards Authority; what was discussed at that meeting; and if he will make a statement.

      Epilepsy: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Government is able to allocate Competition and Markets Authority fines collected from pharmaceutical manufacturers Pfizer and distributor...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to consult with the social care sector before publishing the social care green paper as announced in paragraph 5.6 of Spring Budget 2017.

      Paramedical Staff: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of sickness absence in ambulance staff resulting from injuries sustained from...

      Lone Parents: Surrogate Motherhood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2017 to Question 66737, on surrogate motherhood and lone parents, when he plans to launch a consultation on legislative...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of eating disorder (a) beds and (b) services are delivered by the private sector.

      Long Stay Patients: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people with learning disabilities as of 9 March 2017 who remained in long-stay hospitals for over 12 months.

      NHS: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment his Department has made of the level of bullying and harassment between employees in the NHS.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the NHS Staff Survey results for 2016, published on 7 March 2017, what assessment his Department has made of the monetary value of...

      South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what investigations are being carried out by the South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAMB) on the use of approved drugs and medical equipment from East...

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people commenced treatment for hepatitis C in the first six months of financial year 2016-17 in each operational delivery network area.

      Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which sustainability and transformation plans have identified (a) hepatitis C or (b) HIV as a priority.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 6 March 2017 to Question 66177, on dementia, whether he plans to make an assessment of the adequacy of treatment provision for...

      Care Homes: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many places there were in registered care homes in Leeds in each of the last 10 years.

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with which EEA countries the UK has bilateral reciprocal healthcare arrangements.

      General Practitioners: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has reviewed whether Freedom of Information legislation should apply to GP Federation Organisations awarded taxpayer funded contracts.

      NHS: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that NHS staff are encouraged to report errors and near misses.

      Hospital Beds: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many delayed transfers of care were notified by (a) Lancashire Care Foundation Trust and (b) Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust for the monthly...

      Lung Diseases: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to reduce mortality rates among patients with lung disease.

      Care Homes: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2017 to Question 65063, on care homes: standards, if he will provide equivalent data from 2004-05 to 2009-10.

      Plastic Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to enable the General Medical Council to display credentials in cosmetic surgery on its medical register...

      Cataracts: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2016 to Question HL2227, how his Department monitors clinical commissioning groups on waiting times for cataracts...

      Prisoners: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to introduce screening for brain injury as part of the admission procedure for all adult and juvenile prisoners in England...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Construction: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps he has taken to address the national skills gap in the construction industry.

    • Business: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential effect of the UK's decision to leave the EU on the level of...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Departmental Expenditure Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to his departmental resource DEL in Table 1.6 of Spring Budget 2017, which funds are classed as...

      Motor Vehicles: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for competition in the motor industry of potential restrictions on...

      Direct Selling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to combat aggressive methods of door to door selling of items worth less than £42.

      Natural Gas: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the import of natural gas from the European...

      Industry: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the Government's industrial strategy on Yorkshire and the Humber.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces Covenant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the Government is taking to support and uphold the Military Covenant.

    • Ministry of Defence: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of Civil Service positions in his Department was vacant for a week or longer in each year since 2010; and what the average turnover rate...

      Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of permitting veterans in receipt of benefits under the War Pension Scheme, as a result of injuries...

      Cyprus: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK's exit from the EU on the status of Cypriot nationals who are resident in the UK Sovereign...

      Iraq Historic Allegations Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Iraq Historic Allegations Team will prosecute current and former members of the armed forces under the legal system in the constituent part...

      Army: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2017 to Question 64194, which subject matter experts in defence and government departments will be invited to...

      Iraq Historic Allegations Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the current or former members of the armed forces resident in Scotland who are being investigated by...

      Army: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2017 to Question 64194, if he will consult the Defence Select Committee on the terms of reference for the Army's...

      Iraq: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government has made any payment to (a) Nassir Abd Al Zahra Al Zayi Al-Tamini, (b) Hussein Ali Kazhin Zabayain Al-Maliki, (c) A'la or Dhia...

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what alternative anti-submarine warfare solutions for the P-8 Poseidon his Department has explored with (a) UK and (b) international suppliers.

      MOD Hebrides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on the revision of accommodation at the MOD Hebrides Range, West Camp, and the implications for staff at that faculty.

      USA: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to Answer of 3 July 2014 to Question 202477, whether all deployments of US military personnel from (a) RAF Menwith Hill, (b) RAF...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • INTERREG Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to safeguard access to the Interreg programme of interregional cooperation projects (a) until and (b) after...

    • Housing: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to deliver nature-friendly housing developments.

      Public Houses: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department plans to take to safeguard pubs from developers who seek to close profit-making pubs against the...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people's views are taken into account on those proposals in the chapters of...

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his Department's main policy priority is for 2017; and if he will make a statement.

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of Civil Service positions in his Department was vacant for a week or longer in each year since 2010; and what...

      Non-domestic Rates: Nurseries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities require private day care nurseries to pay full business rates.

      Housing Benefit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with the Department for Work and Pensions on measures in the Universal Credit (Housing Costs...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of houses which have planning permission that are not built within (a) one, (b) two,...

      Social Services: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to paragraph 5.5 of Spring Budget 2017, what estimate his Department has made of how much of the £2 billion...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what proportion of Civil Service positions in his Department were vacant for a week or longer in each year since 2010; and what the average turnover...

    • Scotland Office: Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what his Department's main policy priority is for 2017; and if he will make a statement.

      Scotland Office: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2017 to Question 65256, on procurement, if he will estimate the number of work-hours spent by officials of his...

      Local Growth Deals: Ayrshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many meetings he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer and officials from HM Treasury to discuss the Ayrshire Growth Deal.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how much his Department has spent on external consultants for legal advice on international trade since 1 July 2016.

    • Department for International Trade: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what proportion of Civil Service positions in his Department were vacant for a week or longer in each year since 2010; and what the average...

      Department for International Trade: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many staff (a) are in the trade policy group in his Department, (b) will be joining that group and (c) will be in each civil service grade.

      Department for International Trade: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many staff in the trade policy group in his Department have experience of working on climate change policy.

      Developing Countries: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will guarantee non-reciprocal preferential market access for developing countries when negotiating future trade deals.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what (a) steps he has taken and (b) procedures he has put in place to consult other government departments on trade negotiations.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he has had with which industry groups on the inclusion of geographical indicators in future trade agreements.

      Trade Agreements: Labour Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on labour mobility within trade agreements; and what his policy is on...

      Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department plans to take to help small and medium-sized enterprises attract and recruit overseas talent.

      Department for International Trade: Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what his Department's main policy priority is for 2017; and if he will make a statement.

      Exports: Morocco

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Moroccan Government on UK agricultural exports to Morocco.

      Adam Werritty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether, in his official capacity, he has met Mr Adam Werritty abroad in the last 12 months.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment the Government has made of the implications of different legal frameworks in the devolved administrations for any new trade...

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will publish the section of his Department's People Survey for 2016 that covers UK Trade and Investment.

      Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on the balance to be obtained between providing inward investment to the UK and the...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Government Equalities Office: Policy

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the Government Equalities Office's main policy priority is for 2017; and if she will make a statement.

    • Government Equalities Office: Staff

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what proportion of Civil Service positions in the Government Equalities Office were vacant for a week or longer in each year since 2010; and what the...

      Civil Partnerships

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the Appeal Court ruling in the case of Steinfeld and Keidan on opposite sex...

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's main policy priority is for 2017; and if he will make a statement.

    • Motor Vehicles: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of foreign-owned vehicles on UK roads that are not registered in the UK.

      Roads: Shrewsbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that development of the business case for the North West relief road starts promptly.

      Department for Transport: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of Civil Service positions in his Department were vacant for a week or longer in each year since 2010; and what the average turnover...

      Aviation: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that the network of 108 remaining licensed General Aviation airfields in the UK are maintained and enhanced.

      Road Traffic Offences: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of current penalties for drivers using mobile telephones.

      Roads: Shrewsbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the business case for the North West Relief Road is conducted effectively and efficiently.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many properties situated less than 120 metres away from the proposed line of route for phase 2b of High Speed 2 will not be eligible for...

      Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will respond to the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund report, entitled A Major Road Network for England, published in October 2016.

      Roads: Shropshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding the Government plans to provide to Shropshire Council for developing a business case on the North West Relief Road.

      Road Traffic Offences: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the introduction of alternative penalties to fines for drivers using mobile telephones.

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the potential annual percentage increase of rail fares in the next five years.

      Roads: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to paragraph 4.22 of Spring Budget 2017, how much of the £690 million fund to erase road congestion will be allocated to (a) St...

      Selby-Hull Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason Network Rail did not complete a high level review of First Hull Trains' proposal to electrify the Hull-to-Selby line; when the...

      A27

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has been budgeted for upgrades to stretches of the A27 at (a) Arundel, (b) Worthing/Lancing and (c) Lewes/Polegate.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Nigeria: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken with EU officials on the negotiations with the Nigerian Government on an agreement to allow...

    • Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the progress made in implementing the one country, two systems policy in Hong Kong and the level...

      Human Rights: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much funding the Government provides to the EU for (a) supporting human rights defenders in third countries, (b) other...

      South Sudan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to increase the number of peacekeepers in South Sudan through the UN.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of Civil Service positions in his Department was vacant for a week or longer in each year since 2010; and what...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his Department's main policy priority is for 2017; and if he will make a statement.

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Prime Minister raised the Land Regularisation Bill during his recent discussions with Prime Minister Netanyahu.

      North Korea: Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with the US Administration on the recent incidence of North Korean missiles...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with his counterpart in Iran on Iran's (a) nuclear programme and (b) diplomatic...

      Iraq: Kuwait

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with the (a) Iraqi and (b) Kuwaiti Government on border disputes on the waterway...

      Visegrad Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy to support the Three Seas Initiative of the Visegrad Group; and if he will make a statement.

      Bahrain: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the effect of the proposed constitutional change in Bahrain to allow military courts to try...

      Sayed Alwadaei

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the Bahrainian Government on the detention of members of Sayed Alwadaei's...

      Israel: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for British citizens of new legislation in Israel preventing the granting of...

      Cameroon: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Cameroon on internet access in that country.

      Cameroon: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last met his counterpart in Cameroon; and what issues were discussed at that meeting.

      Nigeria: Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had on tourism between Nigeria and the UK.

      Nigeria: Emigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with representatives of the Nigerian diaspora in the UK.

      Nigeria: Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions the Government has had with the Nigerian Government on enabling Nigerian energy suppliers to supply the UK.

      Iran: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Iranian Government on enabling reconciliation with the Green Movement before the...

      Nigeria: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions the Government has had with the Nigerian Government on tackling environmental damage to the Niger Delta.

      Hassan Abduraheem Kodi Taour and Abulmonem Abdulmawla

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Sudanese authorities to support the appeal of the sentences of Sudanese pastor...

      Sudan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Sudanese authorities on the treatment of religious minorities in Sudan.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, who will be responsible for the Empowerment Fund in his Department.

      Colombia: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last met his counterpart in the Republic of Colombia; and what issues were discussed at that meeting.

      Palestinians: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Palestinian Authority on alleged payments to convicted terrorists.

      Palestinians: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for the Middle East Peace Process of the alleged practice by the Palestinian...

      USA: Intelligence Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the US Administration on the effect on UK security of leaks from US intelligence agencies.

      Gambia: Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to support the eradication of female genital mutilation in the Gambia since the election of President...

      Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to fulfil its UN Human Rights Council election pledge to protect and promote freedom of...

  • Department for International Development

    • Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2017 to Question 64094, on trade agreements: sustainable development, if she will publish her...

    • Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that girls in the poorest countries can access education.

      Yemen: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of the UN Verification and Inspection Mechanism in Yemen.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, by what date she expects that all projects funded through the (a) Prosperity Fund and (b) Conflict Security and Stabilisation Fund...

      Palestinian Authority: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, to clarify how UK aid supports the Palestinian Authority's centralised education service.

      Lake Chad Basin: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is providing to countries in the Lake Chad region to (a) increase the transparency of and (b) reduce...

      Lake Chad Basin: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to tackle the root causes of the humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad region.

      Lake Chad Basin: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make it her policy to increase the Government's donor contributions to the Lake Chad region to match or exceed those made...

      Developing Countries: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the mental health needs of children fleeing conflict in (a) Syria, (b) Iraq, (c)...

  • Department for Education

    • Higher Education: New Zealand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the implications for its policies of the Higher Education Policy Institute report, Higher Education in New...

    • Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to make exclusion date by ethnicity available at a local authority level for 2014-2015 on her Department's website.

      Department for Education: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of Civil Service positions in her Department was vacant for a week or longer in each year since 2010; and what the average turnover...

      Schools: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she has had with (a) the Minister in the Home Office responsible for the Fire Service, (b) the Minister in the Department for...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 1 March 2017 to Question 64985, on children in care, what information her Department holds on the number of looked-after...

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much was spent per pupil on improving the condition of school buildings in (a) St Helens North constituency and (b) the UK on average in each year...

      Department for Education: Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her Department's main policy priority is for 2017; and if she will make a statement.

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many nursery places have been created by free schools since November 2015.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that schools' increased income through the National Funding Formula will not be outweighed by real-term changes to...

      Department for Education: Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people undertook an unpaid work placement in her Department in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and how many such...

      University Technical Colleges: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many university technical colleges are due for closure.

      University Technical Colleges: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, (a) what the full capacity is of and (b) how many students have been enrolled in each university technical college in each of the last five years.

      Grammar Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2017 to Question 63742, on grammar schools, what proportion of the applications for expansion projects through the...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children have been (a) put on a child protection plan and (b) put back on a child protection plan within two years of coming off such a plan...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the illustrative funding allocations for 2016-17, published alongside the Stage 2 consultation on the schools national funding...

      Public Sector: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether any exemptions from the Immigration Skills Charge will be available to (a) NHS and (b) other public sector employers.

  • Leader of the House

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of Civil Service positions in her Department was vacant for a week or longer in each year since 2010; and what the...

    • Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her Department's main policy priority is for 2017; and if she will make a statement.

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2017 to Question 64995, on procurement, if she will estimate the number of work-hours spent by...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what longitudinal assessment she has made of the effect of participating in the National Citizen Service on the future outcomes of...

      Digital Technology: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate her Department has made of the number of people without the basic digital skills referred to in the report of the Science...

      Digital Technology: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the potential geographical spread of the training referred to on page 9 of part two of her...

      Digital Technology: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the report of the Science and Technology Committee, Digital Skills Crisis, HC 270, published on 13 June 2016, what...

      Consumers: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her policy is on the ownership of data by consumers with respect to the control of that data by those consumers.

      Employment: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government plans to retain the regulation of transparency of workplace data collection contained in the General Data...

      Consumers: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to improve public trust in the private sector management of consumer data.

      Employment: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her policy is on the ownership of employee data in the workplace.

      Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications: Membership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether Ofcom will continue to be a member of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications after the UK leaves the EU.

      Telecommunications: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she plans for the UK to adopt the new European Electronic Communications Code after it is finalised in 2018.

      Public Libraries: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she will publish the criteria used to determine whether a complaint received by her Department regarding library services is...

      Employment: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to prepare for the potential effect of the use of artificial intelligence on the workplace.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Dogs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons her Department decided not to require Animal and Plant Health Advisory officers to deter illegal imports of...

    • Dangerous Dogs: Private Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the number of people who have been (a) killed and (b) injured by dangerous dogs on private...

      Assistance Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the number of assistance dogs that have been attacked by other dogs since the amendment of the...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her Department's main policy priority is for 2017; and if she will make a statement.

      Circuses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the implications for her Department's policies of the findings of the report commissioned by...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many culled badger carcasses have been examined to date; and of those examined how many were found to have (a) been...

      Sky Lanterns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to regulate the use of sky lanterns to protect livestock on farms; and if...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many officials in the Environment Agency are working on end of waste policy and programmes.

      Business: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support her Department provides to businesses on the process for achieving end of waste status for their products.

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many officials in the Environment Agency have been employed by her Department to work on end of waste policy and...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the extent to which bovine TB is spread by dogs.

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits introducing legislative proposals on the use of signage and fines...

      Zoos: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that zoos across the UK have sufficient levels of animal welfare.

      Slaughterhouses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans her Department has to improve animal welfare in abattoirs.

      Shipping: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans her Department has to reduce marine pollution caused by shipping in UK waters.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her Department has spent on administering badger control measures in each of the last three years.

      Badgers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the relative effectiveness of cage trapping and controlled shooting in controlling badger...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what his Department's main policy priority is for 2017; and if he will make a statement.

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what proportion of Civil Service positions in his Department was vacant for a week or longer in each year since 2010; and what the...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2017 to Question 61497, if he will publish the estimate he has made of the cost to the public...

  • Attorney General

    • Road Traffic Offences: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, how many successful prosecutions there have been for drivers leaving their engines running when stationary in each of the last five years.

    • Attorney General: Policy

      To ask the Attorney General, what the Law Officers' Departments' main policy priority is for 2017; and if he will make a statement.

      Lloyds Bank

      To ask the Attorney General, if he will make representations to the Serious Fraud Office to open an inquiry into any activity of Lloyds Bank Consumer Debt Recovery and Alder King.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what proportion of Civil Service positions in his Department were vacant for a week or longer in each year since 2010; and what the average turnover rate...

    • Wales Office: Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what his Department's main policy priority is for 2017; and if he will make a statement.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Criminal Proceedings: Advocacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when her Department plans to publish its response to its consultation, Enhancing the quality of criminal advocacy which closed on 27 November 2015.

    • Divorce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment she has made of the efficacy of divorce law in helping divorcing parents put the needs of their children first.

      Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps she is taking to ensure that prisoners receive the education they need to ensure a reduction in reoffending.

      Ministry of Justice: Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what her Department's main policy priority is for 2017; and if she will make a statement.

      Domestic Violence: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps she is taking to help reduce avoidable child deaths as a result of unsafe child contact with a perpetrator of domestic abuse.

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to her Answer to the Topical Question from the hon. Member for Sheffield, Heeley of 7 March 2017, Official Report, if she will provide a...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average waiting time is for an appeal against a mandatory reconsideration of a decision on personal independence payments in (a) Scunthorpe and...

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if she will meet the (a) Law Society and (b) Solicitors Regulation Authority to discuss trends in the number of whiplash claims.

      Reoffenders: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many adult and juvenile repeat offenders in London who have not received a non-custodial sentence since Section 28 of the Criminal Justice and...

      Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of bodies were released by coroners within the Chief Coroner's target of three days in the most recent period for which figures are...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Policy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his Department's main policy priority is for 2017; and if he will make a statement.

    • Cabinet Office: Databases

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the minutes of any meetings Ministers of his Department have had with the Data Sharing Principles Group.

      Pancreatic Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in each of the last five years.

      Older People: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the changes in death rates among comparative people aged over 75 in January (a) 2016 and (b) 2017; when official data on...

      Older People: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of (a) general trends and (b) trends for comparative people over 75 in death rates in (i) England and Wales and (ii)...

      Respiratory System: Diseases

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the number of deaths associated with respiratory conditions in each of the last five years; and if he will...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to answer Question 62917 tabled on 2 February 2017 by the hon. Member for West Bromwich East.

  • Department for Transport

    • Road Traffic Offences: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of young people driving vehicles without (1) tax, or (2) insurance cover, as a consequence of not being able to afford...

    • Road Works

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what regulatory requirements are placed on utilities and other companies to notify residents of the reason for digging up their pavement or road; and what...

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to monitor train companies' policies for handling passenger claims under the Consumer Rights Act 2015.

      East Suffolk Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the shortage of capacity on the rail line between Ipswich and Felixstowe for both freight and passenger services, what consideration they...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to publish a full analysis of the improvements to surface access required by Heathrow expansion; what are the estimated costs of those...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to improve infrastructure around Heathrow airport to accommodate the expected increase in freight traffic once a third runway is built.

  • Home Office

    • Refugees: Europe

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what Home Office officials are based in (1) France, (2) Greece, and (3) Italy; and what is the operational role of each official.

    • Slavery

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Chartered Institute of Building toolkit Building a Fairer System: Tackling modern day slavery in construction supply...

      UK Border Force: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many non-UK EU nationals are working on (1) passport checks, (2) e-passport gates, (3) immigration control, (4) customs checks, and (5) other UK border...

      UK Border Force: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many non-UK EU nationals are employed by Border Force in total, either directly or through agencies, at all UK air and sea ports; and what proportion...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 1 February (HL4937), what evidence they have for their statement that the observed evidence of...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • South Sudan: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Bates on 23 February (HL Deb, col 411), what new initiatives they are taking to (1) stop the fighting in, (2) curtail the...

    • South Sudan: Arms Trade

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Bates on 23 February (HL Deb, col 411), whether they intend to ask the UN Security Council to reconsider imposing an arms...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the statement by the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on 6 February, that (1) the scale of violence alleged to have...

      British Indian Ocean Territory

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the 1976 UK–US Exchange of Notes concerning the British Indian Ocean Territories allows free use of the airfield and anchorage on Diego Garcia...

      Egypt: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the vulnerability of Coptic Christians and other religious minorities in Egypt.

      Israel: Bedouin

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken to prevent the demolition of the village school in Al Khan al Ahmar in the Occupied Territories.

      Iraq: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 20 February (HL5247), what percentage of funds distributed under the Magna Carta Fund in...

      Iraq: International Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 20 February (HL5242), what percentage of the £9.25 million pledged by the UK to the...

  • Department for Education

    • Breakfast Clubs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government in each local authority area, how many (1) children arrive at school without eating breakfast, and (2) breakfast clubs are being run.

    • Schools: Defibrillators

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many schools in England and Wales have direct access to defibrillators.

      Refugees: Children in Care

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to (1) the correspondence sent by Lord Alton of Liverpool on 20 February on behalf of ECPAT UK concerning missing, trafficked and...

      Training: Company Liquidations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, when a private training provider goes into liquidation, students are refunded the fees that they paid for their training.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Social Enterprises

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage social enterprise opportunities in the adult and juvenile prison systems.

    • Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of (1) who will benefit from the proposed reduction in the Ogden discount rate, and (2) who will be most adversely affected by...

      Prisoners: Death

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the respective responsibilities of (1) the Coroner, (2) the police, (3) the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman, and (4) the Crown Prosecution Service,...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Higher Education: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to ensuring that higher education universities, colleges, and institutions are not designated as public authorities for...

    • Telecommunications: Planning Permission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 6 December 2016 (HL3759), whether they are aware of instances in which an infrastructure provider...

      Hearing Aids

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the potential risk of disruption and interference to Bluetooth hearing devices from overcrowding on the free ISM band.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, with reference to the daily living activity 3 of the Personal Independence Payment assessment, how many people have scored points on descriptors c, d, e or...

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government with reference to the mobility activity 1 of the Personal Independence Payment assessment, how many people have scored points on descriptors d or f for (1)...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the percentage of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) recipients who have received a reduced award as a result of recently...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions the Department for Work and Pensions has had with disability charities ahead of the recently announced changes to mobility activity 1 and 3...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Non-native Species

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the estimated cost to the British economy of the control of invasive non-native species; and whether those costs are increasing or decreasing.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Sleeping Rough

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many rough sleepers there are in the UK; how are figures that calculate the number of rough sleepers collated; and what methods have been adopted to...

    • Local Government: Birmingham

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to appoint Commissioners to administer Birmingham City Council.

      Local Government: Birmingham

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will bring forward plans to divide Birmingham City Council into smaller authorities, with or without changing boundaries with existing local...

      Holiday Accommodation: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 2 March (HL Deb, col 941) that London boroughs can already apply to the Secretary of State for...

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the New Civic Housebuilding model, developed by Shelter, in order to address the supply of affordable housing in Britain today.

  • HM Treasury

    • Crown Lands and Estates

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance is provided on the insertion of Crown savings clauses into government bills; and whether their insertion is determined by individual departments.

    • Overseas Loans: Republic of Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have of how much money is owed to them by the government of Ireland; and when this money will be repaid.

      Financial Markets

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of a hard Brexit on the integrity of the financial markets and of the ability to protect customers following a...

      Financial Services: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the creation of an international financial services regulator to take on the role of financial services regulation...

  • Department of Health

    • Slaughterhouses: Inspections

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions have taken place with the Food Standards Agency concerning their plans to cut the overall number of inspections of abattoirs, in the light...

    • NHS Property Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to replace NHS Property Services Ltd; and if so, whether they are considering a private sector model for its future ownership,...

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