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Written answers

Monday, 20 March 2017

  • Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

    • Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, 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...

  • HM Treasury

    • National Insurance Contributions: Self-employed

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) self-employed people in Scotland, (b) Scotland's economy and (c) the UK's economy of the measures announced...

    • National Insurance Contributions: Self-employed

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people paying Class 4 National Insurance Contributions in (a) Aberdeen South and (b) Scotland.

      National Insurance Contributions: Self-employed

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average change will be in national insurance contributions for self-employed people in (a) St Helens North, (b) North West and (c) the UK will be...

      Treasury: Procurement

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many contracts procured by his Department and its arms-length bodies are covered by TUPE regulations in each of the last three financial years.

      National Insurance Contributions: Self-employed

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on self-employed women of the increase in Class 4 National Insurance contributions announced in the Spring Budget 2017.

      Tax Yields: Charities

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total annual revenues were from all land-based accident and rescue charities across the UK for each financial year since 2012.

      Treasury: Procurement

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, hehow many contracts procured by his Department and its arms-length bodies require that the contractor pays those of its employees undertaking the work...

      Offshore Fixed Structures: North Sea

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of decommissioning north sea oil and gas platforms over the next 10 years.

      Credit Reference Agencies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of reasons for the 86 per cent increase in complaints to the Financial Ombudsman on the activities of credit reference agencies...

      Video Games: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many companies have claimed video games tax relief in each financial year since 2014; and in which regions of the UK those companies are located.

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people who missed the 31 January 2017 deadline for submitting tax returns.

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an estimate of the amount of additional liability to the taxpayer above the initial cost of completed private finance initiative projects.

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential cost of updating the incoming Customs Declaration Service in order to cope with customs...

      HomeServe: Regulation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the regulation of HomeServe insurance services.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Housing Benefit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many 18 to 21 year olds claimed housing benefit in (a) the UK, (b) Wales and (c) Newport West constituency in each of the last seven...

    • Child Maintenance Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many application fees to the Child Maintenance Service have been refunded after it became clear that the parent with care was a victim of...

      Social Security Benefits: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the daily living activity 2 of the personal independence payment assessment, how many people with epilepsy have scored...

      Taxation: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) prosecutions for misrepresentation and (b) referrals to HM Revenue and Customs for tax and fraud have occurred in connection with...

      Unemployed People: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to ensure that every jobcentre has available information leaflets on suicide prevention.

      Jobcentres: East Ham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on clients with sensory and mobility impairments, and those unable to travel...

      Jobcentres: East Ham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the closure of East Ham Jobcentre Plus on people in the local area trying to find work.

      Jobcentres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many jobcentres were closed in (a) 2014-15 and (b) 2015-16.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of parents were under (a) Direct Pay and (b) Collect and Pay schemes in each year of the operation of the (i)...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of how physical conditions which cause significant cognitive and mental health symptoms will be affected by...

      Social Security Benefits: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the change was in annual social security payments in the UK between 2012 and the projected annual cost by 31 March 2017.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans for the referral process by which Child Maintenance Service (CMS) caseworkers can refer new CMS cases and complaints cases to...

      Universal Credit: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many 18 to 21-year olds resident in (a) the North West and (b) Warrington claim the housing costs element of universal credit.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department's evaluation of the work of the Financial Investigation Unit in dealing with child maintenance cases within the New...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people applying for (a) personal independence payments and (b) employment and support allowance have missed a medical assessment in...

      Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis

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

      Work Capability Assessment: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many work capability assessment appeals have been made by people in Dorset in the last year for which information is available; and what...

      Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the mobility activity 1 of the personal independence payment assessment, how many people with multiple sclerosis who...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether a person who has been assessed for employment and support allowance or personal independent payments is entitled to a copy of the...

      Social Security Benefits: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February 2017 to Question 63202, on jobcentres: refugees, and with reference to his Department's internal review...

      Jobcentres: East Ham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what arrangements will be put in place for liaison between Barking Jobcentre Plus and Newham Workplace after the closure of East Ham Jobcentre...

      Social Rented Housing: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2017 to Question 60098, what progress has been made on amending the regulations governing the...

  • Home Office

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Dewsbury of 10 February 2017 on child refugees.

    • Antisemitism: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received on the fact that books denying the Holocaust are available to buy on Amazon UK.

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has commissioned research into whether the Dubs scheme for unaccompanied child refugees encouraged people trafficking.

      Asylum: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2017 to Question 65370, on asylum: advisory services, what qualifications are needed, other than...

      Asylum: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2017 to Question 65370, on asylum: advisory services, what procedures govern (a) whether caseworkers...

      Police: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether attacks on police dogs will no longer be classed as damage to property and be treated as an aggravated attack on a sentient being;...

      Visas: Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many standard visitor visas to the UK were (a) granted and (b) refused, in each month since January 2016 for (i) Bangladeshi, (ii)...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2017 to Question 65944, on asylum, for what reasons her Department set a 19-day target within which asylum...

      British Nationality: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applicants failed the Life in the UK Test in each month since January 2016.

      Asylum: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2017 to Question 65370, on asylum: advisory services, what steps her Department took to monitor the...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what additional resources and funding her Department has been allocated to enable (a) processing permanent residency claims of EU nationals...

      Treaty On the Functioning of the European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, at what stage the infringement proceedings against the UK launched by the European Commission under Article 258 of the Treaty on the...

      Asylum: Torture

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what training is provided to those who handle and process evidence for asylum claimants who are survivors of torture.

      Repatriation: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government plans to review previous signed deportation orders concerning EU citizens imprisoned in the UK in cases which the...

      Home Office: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of people employed by her Department are from other EU countries.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of applications for permanent residency from EU citizens were successful (a) before and (b) after 23 June 2016.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2017 to Question 66773, whether her Department (a) records, (b) collates and (c) publishes the reasons for...

      Overseas Students: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what options are available to EEA national students who need to travel during the period in which their application to the European...

      Immigrants: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether exemptions exist for fees for biometric residence permits for people affected by changes to the right to work rules made in 2014...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to table AS 08 Q of the Quarterly Immigration Stastics, October to December 2016, how many applications for asylum made...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2017 to Question 65067, on asylum: children, how many places offered by local authorities for...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Economic Situation: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the Northern Ireland economy of the UK leaving the EU.

    • Northern Ireland Office: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many and what proportion of people employed by his Department are from other EU countries.

      Bomb Disposal: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will hold discussions with the Secretary of State for Defence on the most efficient use of the deployment of army bomb disposal units,...

      Electoral Register: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps the Electoral Office plans to take to ensure that the Electoral Register for Northern Ireland is up-to-date.

      Magilligan Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he is taking to monitor conditions and morale in Magilligan Prison during the period until a Northern Ireland Justice Minister is...

  • Department of Health

    • Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's policy is on supporting clinicians on the export for use in other countries of clinical and management procedures that have been...

    • Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2017 to Question 63752, on heart diseases: medical treatments, which body will conduct the national cardiac review;...

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2017 to Question 63752, on heart diseases: medical treatments, when he expects the national cardiac review to begin.

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2017 to Question 63752, on heart diseases: medical treatments, when consultation on the national cardiac review...

      NHS: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how decisions on the Commissioning through Evaluation process will be communicated to (a) patients, (b) hospital trusts and clinical commissioning groups...

      Ambulance Services: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many time ambulances based in (a) St Helens North constituency, (b) Merseyside and (c) the North West have responded to emergency calls outside the...

      Health Services: St Helens North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what costs have been (a) incurred to date and (b) committed for future periods for the development and management of sustainability and transformation...

      Innovative Medicines and Medical Technology Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to publish the Government's response to the accelerated access review.

      Drugs: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many technology appraisals NICE has undertaken for medicines which have successfully passed through the Early Access to Medicines Scheme; and what...

      NHS: Bereavement Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS spent in bereavement services in each year since 2010.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what changes to services will take place as a result of the standardisation of walk-in centres, minor injury units and urgent care centres by NHS England.

      Drugs: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what account NICE takes of the fact that medicines have successfully passed through the Early Access to Medicines Scheme due to high unmet medical needs...

      NHS 111: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what changes will be made to the workforce of NHS 111 to support on-site assessment in care homes; and if he will make a statement.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GPs will be employed in staffing the comprehensive front door streaming model at accident and emergency departments from October 2017; and what...

      Chronic Illnesses: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what products for rare and ultra-rare disease treatment have received European Medicines Agency marketing authorisation and orphan designation since...

      Neuromuscular Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to encourage clinical commissioning groups to increase access to cough-assist machines for people with muscle-wasting...

      Neuromuscular Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of neuroscience centres in meeting NHS England service specifications of neurological care.

      Mental Health Services: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on recommendation 9 of the report Old Problems, New Solutions: Improving Acute Psychiatric Care for Adults in England, published by...

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many non-fatal suicide attempts there were in each year since 2010.

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding his Department allocated to public information campaigns on suicide prevention in each year since 2010.

      Prisons: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of prisons have a (a) psychiatrist, (b) psychotherapist and (c) qualified psychiatric nurse based on site.

      NHS: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2017 to Question 66957, on NHS: buildings, which of the buildings listed are in each county.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2017 to Question 65127, on dental services, for what reason no date has been provided in that Answer for the years...

      General Practitioners: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2017 to Question 65202, on general practitioners: finance, what procedures NHS England followed to distribute those funds.

      General Practitioners: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2017 to Question 65408, on general practitioners: closures, for what reasons his Department does not collect...

      Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many health visitors were employed in NHS trusts and clinical commissioning groups in England in 2010.

      Baby Care Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many mother and baby beds were available in mental health units or hospitals in England in each of the last seven years.

      Nurses: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many registered nurses were employed in school nursing teams in each of the last seven years.

      Eating Disorders: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people under 18-years old have been admitted to hospital as a result of eating disorders in each year since 2010.

      Self-harm: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people under 18-years old have been admitted to hospital as a result of self-harm in each year since 2010.

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of potential trends in the incidence of prostate cancer in men aged 50-years or more in the next 10 years.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will list the revisions he has made to the timetable for publication of the emissions reduction plan.

    • Conditions of Employment: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will review and enhance statutory protections in the labour market for women who are pregnant or have recently...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many and what proportion of people employed by his Department are from other EU countries.

      Local Growth Deals: Easington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2017 to Question 66290, on employment: disadvantaged, what proportion of funding from...

      Tickets: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Government's response to the Waterson review, published on 13 March 2017, how he plans to make...

      Railways: Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Transport on the potential merits of improving rail...

      Productivity Leadership Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much Government funding the productivity leadership group has received.

      Local Growth Deals: Newham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of the amount disbursed from the £12 billion Local Growth Fund has been allocated to the London...

      Foreign Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he intends to publish a consultation or call for evidence on enhancing the transparency of beneficial ownership...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of the European Structural and Investment Funds available in the current funding period in each region...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding from European Structural and Investment Funds has been made available in each region in the current...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of people employed by his Department are from other EU countries.

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 10 March 2017 to Question 66499, on Egypt: armed forces, how many of those service personnel are involved in operation in Yemen.

      Defence Equipment: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of equipment procured by Defence Equipment and Support makes use of steel produced or processed in the UK.

      Ministry of Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many contracts procured by his Department and its arms-length bodies require that the contractor pays those of its employees undertaking the work...

      Ministry of Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many contracts procured by his Department and its arms-length bodies are covered by TUPE regulations in each of the last three financial years.

      Military Bases: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) military personnel, (b) civilian personnel and (c) contracted workers are based at each of the military sites in the City of York Local...

      Afghanistan: Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the Government is taking to assist the Afghan National Security Forces to combat Daesh in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military personnel will be released for other duties having previously been involved with EU missions after the UK leaves the EU.

      Armed Forces: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military personnel have been (a) recruited and (b) resigned or retired from the armed forces in each of the last three years.

      Armed Forces: Personation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what regulations and sanctions there are related to the false written use of military rank and postnominals by non armed forces personnel.

      Hyde Park Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans the Government has for the future of Hyde Park Barracks.

      Household Cavalry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his plans are for the relocation of the Household Cavalry in the event that all or part of Hyde Park Barracks is sold.

      Warships: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Navy vessels have been scrapped in each of the last five years; and what the locations were of each scrap yard where those vessels were...

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when carrier strike capability will be operational.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the additional vehicle options are for the AJAX armoured vehicle programme.

      Ministry of Defence: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which Department receives the revenue for the sale of land that is (a) owned by his Department and (b) used by his Department but owned by the Crown.

      Veterans: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many female military veterans there are by (a) county, (b) region, (c) service and (d) age range.

      Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when steel will be cut for the first Type 26 Frigate.

      Warships: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Navy vessels have been decommissioned in each of the last five years.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Planning Permission: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether, when making the decision to withdraw the direction for Birmingham City Council not to take any step in connection with...

    • Department for Communities and Local Government: Government Contracts

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

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to monitor (a) letting agent fees, (b) lease terms and (c) safety standards in rented...

      First Time Buyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans the Government has to support home-buyers with small deposits.

      Non-domestic Rates: Public Houses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to paragraph 3.17 of Budget 2017, what estimate the Government has made of the number of public houses which...

      Non-domestic Rates: Public Houses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding announced in Budget 2017 the Government plans to provide to help pubs with the effect on the business rate review;...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent representations he has received on the effect of Section 24 of the Finance (No. 2) Act 2015 on private renters.

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Help to Rent schemes piloted by his Department in 2010 to 2014.

      Non-domestic Rates: Hendon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of businesses that will pay increased business rates in Hendon constituency...

      Leasehold: Right to Manage Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether safeguards are in place in blocks of flats containing between three and six properties to ensure that one leaseholder...

      Social Services: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the level of future demand for social care in Wolverhampton; and what estimate his...

      Non-domestic Rates: Bermondsey and Old Southwark

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what share of the £300 million in discretionary relief for business rate hard cases will be provided to businesses in...

      Non-domestic Rates:Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the effect of the business rates revaluation on state schools in (a) England, (b) the North East,...

      Landlord and Tenant: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his most recent assessment is of the extent to which private landlords are unwilling to let to tenants on housing benefit;...

      Non-domestic Rates: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the total amount of non-domestic rates paid was by state schools in (a) England, (b) the North East, (c) Middlesbrough and...

      Non-domestic Rates: Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an estimate of the costs to the Exchequer of the discount on non-domestic rates given to independent schools in...

      Housing: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to increase penalties for building houses on flood-plains.

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average (a) annual and (b) monthly cost of private renting in (i) St Helens North constituency, (ii) Merseyside and...

      Non-domestic Rates: Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of making dark fibre lit for telecommunications purposes liable for business rate...

      Dental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2017 to Question 65415, who is responsible for monitoring whether local authorities meet...

      Social Services: Leeds City Council

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

      Communities and Local Government: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 6 March 2017 to Question 64994, at what pay grades the 110 civil servants with contract management...

      Local Government: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the application by some Dorset councils for local government reorganisation submitted on 9 February 2017 has been...

      Local Government: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on what date the Government invited councils in Dorset to submit a proposal for (a) a combined authority and (b) local...

      Housing: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to facilitate the development of can-float homes in areas of flood risk; and if he will...

      Non-domestic Rates: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the £300 million in discretionary rate relief for businesses which will be...

      Non-domestic Rates: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, by what date he plans for public health to be fully funded from local authority business rate retention.

      Social Services: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to page 3 of the Spring Budget 2017, how much of the additional £2 billion of additional social care...

      Local Council Tax Support Schemes Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to publish its response to the Ollerenshaw Review of Local Council Tax Support Schemes, published on...

      Local Government: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with the devolved administrations on whether the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of...

      Parking: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to ensure that private parking ticket costs are not excessive.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many and what proportion of people employed by his Department are from other EU countries.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Energy: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the (a) value and (b) proportion of exports of goods and services in the clean energy and renewable sector...

    • Department for International Trade: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many staff in his Department's Trade Policy Group have experience of working in the agricultural industry.

      Manufacturing Industries: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the (a) value and (b) proportion of exports in the manufacturing sector for (i) automotive, (ii) aerospace...

      Department for International Trade: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many staff in his Department's Trade Policy Group have experience of working in the environmental goods and services sector.

      Department for International Trade: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many staff in his Department's Trade Policy Group have experience of working on fisheries policy.

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of current trends in (a) exports and (b) imports.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how his Department assessed the levels of commitment to the best possible outcome for the UK following its departure from the EU displayed...

      Small Businesses: Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the level of business interest in the great.gov.uk digital platform.

      Department for International Trade: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many and what proportion of people employed by his Department are from other EU countries.

      Arms Trade: Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what basis European Council Common Position 2008/944/CFSP has in UK law.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equal Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether her Department will have access to HM Revenue and Customs data in order to help identify non-compliant businesses once gender pay gap...

    • Gender Recognition: Health Services

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2017 to Question 64967, on gender recognition: health services, which single-sex services will be considered as...

  • Department for Transport

    • Level Crossings: Bassetlaw

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of level crossing safety in Bassetlaw constituency.

    • Cycling: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect of the Dutch Reach method of opening car doors on the safety of cyclists.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Chilterns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when HS2 Ltd plans to provide the detailed programme of works for the Chilterns.

      Railway Stations: Swindon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the capacity of Swindon station.

      Railway Stations: Swindon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people used Swindon station in each year since 2000.

      Buses: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many accidents have taken place involving public service vehicles manufactured before 2011 in each of the last five years; and if he will make a...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • South Sudan: Work Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has raised the increase in the cost of work permits for foreign workers in South Sudan with the South Sudanese...

    • Iraq: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 17 January 2017 to Question 60259, how much his Department spent on Iraq through the Conflict,...

      Israel and Occupied Territories: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of how the recently amended Entry to Israel Law will affect UK citizens travelling to Israel and...

      USA: Intelligence Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy to review intelligence sharing and joint working with the US.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2017 to Question 64998, at what pay grades the 50 civil servants who oversee major...

      Afghanistan: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK diplomats and members of staff at the UK embassy in Kabul are fluent in (a) Dari and (b) Pashto; and if he will...

      Balkans: EU Enlargement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what consideration has been given to the geographical location of the Western Balkans summit in 2018.

      British Overseas Territories: Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the Overseas Territories to introduce public registers of beneficial ownership.

      British Virgin Islands: Tax Havens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Premier of the British Virgin Islands on the Panama Papers.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2017 to Question 66575, what evidence he has of officially sanctioned incitement or...

      Bangladesh: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions the Government has had with the Government of Bangladesh on human rights and political violence in that...

  • Department for International Development

    • Dalal Mughrabi

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Partnership Principles, what discussions her Department has had with the Palestinian Authority on the...

    • Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she has made an estimate of the value of UK humanitarian aid to Yemen that has been prevented from entering Yemen by the...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the value of UK humanitarian aid to Yemen that has been prevented from entering Yemen by Houthi forces...

      Department for International Development: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many and what proportion of people employed by her Department are from other EU countries.

      Africa: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what school or nutrition programmes for children in Africa specifically linked to locally produced foods and agroecological production...

      Africa: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of her Department's overseas aid supports research and development of agroecological farming in Africa.

      Africa: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, (a) how much and (b) what proportion of her Department's overseas aid is used to support food production in Africa.

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that UK aid to Myanmar reaches the Rohingya people in the Rakhine State.

      Burma: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Government and Civil Society programme run by her Department in Myanmar.

      Department for International Development: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many staff have been seconded to her Department from (a) PwC, (b) Deloitte, (c) Accenture, (d) McKinsey & Co, (f) Ernst and...

      Palestinians: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to review her Department's spending on all education projects in the Palestine authority to ensure those...

      Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of her Department's humanitarian aid budget was disbursed for (a) one year, (b) two years and (c) three years or more...

      Malawi: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of providing financial support to increase the level of activity...

      Department for International Development: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2017 to Question 66402, at what pay grades the 640 senior responsible owners (SROs) are employed;...

      Yemen: Famine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government plans to take to prevent famine in Yemen.

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government has taken to encourage the Saudi-led coalition to open up aid access to Yemen via unblocking Hodeida port...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that the Prosperity Fund and Conflict Security and Stabilisation Fund contribute to the delivery of...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what relative priority her Department places on each of the objectives in its Single Departmental Plan 2015 to 2020.

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Hampshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if the Government will make an assessment of the effect on educational (a) provision and (b) outcomes of the physical condition of the 1960s Second...

    • Schools: Wolverhampton North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate the Government's new schools funding formula has made of the level of deprivation in Wolverhampton North East constituency.

      Department for Education: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many staff have been seconded to her Department from (a) PwC, (b) Deloitte, (c) Accenture, (d) McKinsey & Co, (f) Ernst and Young and (g) Bain...

      Schools: St Helens North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of the school funding formula on the level of funding for schools in St Helens North...

      Baverstock Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2017 to Question 64307, on Baverstock Academy, if she will publish her Department's review of the conditions at...

      Baverstock Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2017 to Question 64307, on Baverstock Academy, on how many occasions her Department has refused a sponsor because of...

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2017 to Question 65657, on children's centres, from which local authorities the amount recovered in 2015 was received.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many local authority schools have been placed in special measures by Ofsted in each of the last 10 years; and what proportion of inspected schools...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment the Government has made of the potential effect of auto-registration for free school meals on the (a) uptake of free school meals and...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2017 to Question 66856, on pupil exclusions, how many directions she has issued to a governing body identified as...

      Teachers: Cambridgeshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the extent of teacher shortages in Cambridgeshire.

      Primary Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to improve the quality of primary education.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • BBC: Music

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the breadth of sources of music broadcast by the BBC.

    • Television: Journalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the level of fake news on terrestrial television.

      Government Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2017 to Question 66974, on Government contracts, who the experts on that panel were; for what...

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Written Statements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the reasons were for the time taken by her Department to lay Written Ministerial Statement HCWS533, on the EU-US Umbrella Agreement.

      Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2017 to Question 66775, what responsibility email account service providers have to return data to...

      Public Libraries: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2017 to Question 67236, on public libraries: complaints, if she will publish the number of...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Staff

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

    • Roads: Trees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the importance of street trees in reducing urban pollution; and what plans she has to...

      Ash Dieback Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to help those local authorities most affected by ash dieback.

      Ash Dieback Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to plant non-woodland trees to replace those trees lost to ash dieback.

      Marine Environment: Sewage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans her Department has to reduce marine environment pollution caused by sewage processing.

      Fisheries: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of devolving powers to the Scottish Government in advance of the...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will take steps to ensure that the UK negotiates future fisheries management as an independent coastal state.

      Zoos: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many times zoos have been closed by local authorities in the last 20 years; and for what reasons those zoos were closed.

      Zoos: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when her Department last conducted a review of the framework for the statutory regulation of zoos.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2017 to Question 66880, what information her Department holds on the number and value of...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the (a) number and (b) value of EU disallowance penalties incurred for late payments by the...

      Floods: Property Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to help facilitate research into can-float flood resilient buildings for infill...

      Marine Environment: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which Ministers of her Department will be representing the UK at the High-Level UN Conference to Support the Implementation...

      Marine Environment: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what actions she plans to recommend to the High-Level UN Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development...

      Plastic Bags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received on the merits of banning all plastic bags in pursuit of achieving the UN Sustainable...

      Marine Environment: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government has taken towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 on conservation and sustainable...

      Salmon: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2016 to Question 56672, on salmon: conservation, when fisheries representatives will...

      Salmon: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2016 to Question 56672, on salmon: conservation, what reporting mechanisms the...

      Fish

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the total value of fish (a) imports and (b) exports to and from (i) other countries inside and...

      Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the budget to maintain agricultural sector funding at the equivalent Pillar 1 levels under the CAP from when the UK...

      European Maritime and Fisheries Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the UK's approved funding allocation will be through the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund in each year to 2020; and...

      European Maritime and Fisheries Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the Government's policy is on maintaining an equivalent level of funding as that received through the European Maritime...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions his Department has had with (a) registered charities and (b) businesses the on drafting of the White Paper, The...

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions his Department has had with the Office for Civil Society on the drafting of the White Paper, entitled The United...

      Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether he plans to meet registered charities ahead of negotiations on the UK leaving the EU.

      Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with registered charities on the future of the charity sector in England and Wales after the UK leaves the EU.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many and what proportion of people employed by his Department are from other EU countries.

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Trade on the potential role of equivalence agreements in...

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Staff

      To ask the Attorney General, what proportion of Civil Service positions in the Law Officers' Departments was vacant for a week or longer in each year since 2010; and what the average turnover...

    • Hate Crime: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, what recent progress has been made in increasing the prosecution rate for disability hate crime offences.

      Attorney General: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Attorney General, what the average response rate was of the Law Officers' Departments to individual Freedom of Information requests in each month since July 2016.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: ICT

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

    • Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when she plans to answer Questions (a) 55553 on prison sentences: Lancashire, tabled on 30 November 2016, (b) 62826 on Members: correspondence, tabled...

      Prisons: Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 31 January 2017 to Question 61344 on prisons: electronic equipment, what information her Department holds on the number of (a)...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications for (a) personal independence payments, (b) employment and support allowance, (c) incapacity benefit, (d) disability living...

      Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2017 to Question 65939, whether she plans that prisoners following a prison education regime will be tested in line...

      Courts: Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many hearings and trials involving a video link or similar technology in the last year experienced problems related to that technology; and what the...

      Courts: Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many hearings and trials across the HM Courts and Tribunal Service estate used a video link or similar technology in the last 12 months.

      Ministry of Justice: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff have been seconded to her Department from (a) PwC, (b) Deloitte, (c) Accenture, (d) McKinsey & Co, (f) Ernst and Young and (g) Bain...

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress has been made on developing the terms of reference for the 12 month review of the workings of the victims' code.

      Ministry of Justice: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer to Question 65003, on procurement, on what pay grades the 172 civil servants employed in the Commercial and Contract Management...

      Police Custody: Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many custody suites in courts were closed in 2015-16.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Serious Further Offence reviews involving (a) the National Probation Service and (b) Community Rehabilitation companies in England and Wales...

      Prisons: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 17 February 2017 to Question 64699, whether she plans further to increase the number of prison service staff working on...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make it his policy to give those with no fixed address access to online voter registration.

    • Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2017 to Question 67375, on government responses to written questions, what his definition is of the last administration.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2017 to Question 67375, on government responses to written questions, how long he expects that task of manual...

      Cabinet Office: Databases

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department has spent on record management systems in the last five years.

      Cabinet Office: Databases

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of his Department's records management system.

      Teenage Pregnancy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many teenage pregnancies there have been in (a) the UK, (b) Greater London and (c) the London Borough of Newham in each year since 2010.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Planning Permission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that, where an application for temporary planning permission is made in respect of planning activity which may have a...

    • Waste Management: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the appropriateness of the charging regime for DIY waste made by some councils, such as Wokingham.

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of how many councils’ Troubled Families programmes help parents work through difficulties in their personal relationships as...

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance they have given, or plan to give, to the Local Government Pension Scheme and similar public sector pension schemes, concerning the scope of the...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review pre-pack administration, in the light of reports that the system is being abused in relation to creditors and commercial property owners.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 1 March (HL5421) stating that it is their policy to promote freedom of religious belief, why...

    • Egypt: Christianity

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports of Coptic Christian families in Egypt who have been forced to flee North Sinai province following a number of...

      Nato

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to making representations to NATO to (1) widen its role and membership, (2) develop a homeland security-type function, (3)...

      Israel: Bedouin

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take following the reported issuing on 5 March of demolition orders by the government of Israel relating to buildings at al Khan al...

      Israel: West Bank

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel following reports that Israeli military bulldozers have destroyed a drinking water pipeline...

      Palestinians: Visas

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of reports that visas have been denied to Palestinians, what representations they will make to the government of Israel to ensure that...

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel with regard to continued illegal construction in settlements and outposts across the West Bank.

      Pension Funds: Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to take action to ensure that British pension funds are not used to support companies that do business with the Israeli settlements in...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel with regard to the abuse of, denial of human rights to, and denial of due process of law...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the one state solution for Israel-Palestine proposed by Knesset member Miki Zohar.

      Leila de Lima

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of the Philippines for a judicial hearing to be held relating to the arrest of Senator Leila de Lima.

      Philippines: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of reports of extra-judicial killings in the Philippines, whether they will take advice on the means by which President Duterte and Ronald dela...

      North Korea: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the remarks by David Slinn, the former UK Ambassador to North Korea on 24 January, concerning the difficulties of negotiating with...

      North Korea: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have discussed with the European Union and individual EU member states (1) the use of North Korean labour, (2) the use of European bank accounts...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Peers: ICT

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what arrangements for IT training have been made for Members of the House in the last three years; and how that training is accessed.

    • Peers: ICT

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether he has any plans to improve the repair and maintenance regime for desktop computers issued to Members of the House.

      Peers: ICT

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether he intends to obtain feedback from Members of the House who have requested repairs to their parliamentary IT equipment; if so, whether the results of that...

  • Department for Education

    • Children: Speech and Language Disorders

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to develop a national framework on children's early speech, language and communication needs.

    • Schools: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the final report by the outgoing Head of Ofsted which singled out the exemplary leadership of Simon Elliott, headmaster of Forest Gate...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Accommodation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of (1) the current capacity of the prison system, and (2) the current number of prisoners.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultations they conducted in response to the decision of the UK Upper Tribunal on 28 November 2016 in MH v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to ensure that local authorities submit accurate, up-to-date information to the Environment Agency on licence holders subject to...

    • Air Pollution: Urban Areas

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy to reduce urban air pollution; and whether a programme of tree planting in urban areas forms part of that strategy.

      Bees: Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to address declines in the UK bee population and, in view of the efforts of other countries to promote urban beekeeping,...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration Controls

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 27 February (HL Deb, col 575), what measures they have taken to ensure that, at the point of entry...

    • Refugees: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will provide basic legal advice to refugee children already in the UK who wish to sponsor close family members to join them here; and what...

      Refugees: Europe

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will fund interpretation and advice services in France, Italy and Greece, so that refugees who are eligible to enter the UK are supported in...

      Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recommendations by Women for Refugee Women for the use of support and engagement in the asylum process as a means of reducing...

      Immigrants: France

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many personnel from the UK have been relocated to France for the specific purpose of assisting with programmes which support migrants; and when those...

      Fracking: Protest

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many arrests were made in relation to the Barton Moss protest in Salford, Greater Manchester between November 2013 and April 2014 as part of the police...

      EU Nationals: Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they treat an EU citizen who is living in the UK self sufficiently with no recourse to public funds but who does not possess comprehensive sickness...

      Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the review of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013, what action they intend to take.

      Metals: Payments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how the enforcement rules preventing cash payments for scrap metal might be improved.

      Metals: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for standardising licence and fee arrangements across England and Wales applying to dealers in scrap metals.

      Metals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to enhance police inspection powers in respect of mobile scrap metal dealers and collectors.

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what procedures are in place to ensure that applications for the grant or renewal of a firearm or shotgun certificate which are submitted correctly and in...

      Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what procedures are in place to ensure that Home Office decision-making on asylum cases is not unduly influenced by its target of dealing with 90 per cent of...

      Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase the resources for asylum application processing in order to reduce accommodation requirements.

      Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the adjudication of asylum applications so as to reduce the number of overturned judgments on appeal.

      Asylum: Employment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to review the restrictions on asylum seekers applying for jobs on the Shortage Occupation List.

      Compass Contracts

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what process was undertaken by the Home Office when it decided to extend the Commercial and Operating Managers Procuring Asylum Support contracts with Serco,...

      Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the Metropolitan Police Service and other police forces properly investigate and take action in cases of forced...

      Police: Biometrics

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many complaints they have received in the last three years regarding the retention of (1) biometric details, and (2) custody images.

      Police: Biometrics

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many cases regarding the retention of (1) biometric details, and (2) custody images, have been settled out of court over the last three years.

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the groups which make up the total of section 5 authority holders under the Firearms Act 1968; and how many persons fall into each group.

      Shoplifting

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of reports that some police forces will not send an officer to investigate in cases of shoplifting of goods worth less than £100, whether...

      Shoplifting

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they will give to shopkeepers from whom goods worth less than £100 are stolen, in cases where direct police support is not provided.

      Immigration Controls: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, following the UK's exit from the EU, EU citizens will be questioned about the purpose of their visit at the UK border; and whether they intend to...

  • Department for International Development

    • Iraq: Internally Displaced People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the 45,000 people who fled west Mosul are now homeless; what steps they are taking to improve conditions in the Internally Displaced...

  • HM Treasury

    • Customs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the investment required to extend packing, inspection and storage facilities at ports and airports if the UK leaves the Customs Union.

    • Financial Services: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to ensure that London remains an important financial centre in the European market.

      Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the amount of tax that is not paid on (1) income, or (2) capital gains, arising from (a) cash ISAs, and (b) other forms of ISA.

      Financial Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which Minister is responsible for Britain's financial services during the Brexit negotiations; whether there has been a recent change in the allocation of...

      EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the contribution to gross domestic product since 2010 of non-UK EU nationals living in the UK; and what assessment they have...

  • Department of Health

    • Congenital Abnormalities

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what conditions for which there is a high probability that the foetus will die at, during, or shortly after delivery due to serious foetal anomaly are unable...

    • Wines: Testing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Shaughnessy on 28 February (HL5553), what were the risk factors and intelligence received which led the Food...

      Mental Hospitals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many delayed discharges of mental health hospital patients there were in each year since 2010, broken down by categories of reasons for the delay.

      Honey: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 1 March (HL5492), what action they are taking to investigate potential fraudulent practice, as...

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