Written answers

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department takes to monitor the performance of Atos in conducting personal independence payment assessments.

    • Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that pension providers simplify, expedite and ensure the security of transfer between providers.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of recording all personal independence payment assessments.

      Jobcentres: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations he has received from the Welsh Government on proposed jobcentre closures in Wales.

      Social Security Benefits: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with epilepsy have (a) had their personal independence payment award decreased or disallowed following disability living...

      State Retirement Pensions: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with the Department for Exiting the European Union on the future of the state pensions top-up scheme for which...

      Personal Independence Payment: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he has taken to improve the personal independence payment assessment process for people with epilepsy.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Migrant Workers

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

      Poverty: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government offers any provision of female sanitary products for women who consider themselves unable to afford such products.

      Child Support Agency: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to resolve the faults with the Child Support Agency's automated telephone system.

      Child Support Agency: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what monitoring and reporting mechanisms are in place for identifying operational issues at the Child Support Agency, including faults with...

      Child Support Agency: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect on constituents of being unable to make telephone contact with the appropriate...

      Jobcentre Plus: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect on the workload of Jobcentre Plus staff of proposals to (a) close jobcentres, (b) increase the...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress has been made by his Department on helping members of the plumbing and mechanical services industry pension scheme to manage...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants to date have had their payments stopped automatically when their child turned five-years old in (a)...

  • Home Office

    • Deportation: Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 7 March 2017 to Question 66044, whether her Department holds details of which countries the 40 young people that...

    • Asylum

      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 does not record that data; for what...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many local authorities approached her Department to support children under the Dubs scheme; and how many of those authorities have or...

      Immigration: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of applications for permanent residency made by (a) non-UK EU nationals and (b) non-EU nationals were processed within...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to expedite the process of permanent residency applications from nationals of other EU member states.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to ensure there are sufficient staff in her Department to process the increase in applications for permanent...

      Immigration Officers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what additional training is provided to officials who deal with asylum claimants who are survivors of torture.

      Home Office: Secondment

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

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with which countries the UK has a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate enforced deportation to a third country.

      Crimes of Violence: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to paragraph 5.13 of the Spring Budget 2017, what estimate she has made of how much of £100 million funding for...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the introduction of safe return reviews on (a) the resources needed by her...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of parents who have sent their children to the UK as unaccompanied asylum seekers.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to match-fund the costs to local authorities of refugees and asylum seekers with central government funding.

      Entry Clearances: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for the European Economic Area family permit have been (a) submitted, (b) rejected and (c) accepted in each year since...

      Immigration Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she expects paragraph 11 of Schedule 10 of the Immigration Act 2016 to be brought into force.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to streamline the process by which EU nationals can apply for permanent residence to the UK.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) financial and (b) human resources have been spent on managing permanent residency applications for EU nationals since 23 June 2016.

      Visas: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to reinstate the right to appeal visa decisions.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will review the application process for visit visas to ensure the requirements are as clear as possible; and if she will...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether EU citizens who have been living in the UK for five years when the UK leaves the EU will have an automatic right to permanent...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications from EU nationals seeking permanent residency in the UK are currently being processed.

      Undocumented Migrants: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who entered the UK illegally in each of the last three years were deported without charge.

      Immigration: Health Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether legal advice was sought on the changes made to comprehensive sickness insurance for non-UK nationals applying for permanent residency.

      Immigration: Health Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on the level of comprehensive sickness insurance required as a qualifying criterion for permanent residency.

      Skilled Workers: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the need to review the Shortage Occupation List.

      Travel Restrictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the cost of additional staff resources at a departmental and agency level required by changes in...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 1 March 2017 to Question 65004, what the pay grades are of the 10 civil servants of his Department who oversee...

    • Northern Ireland Assembly: Powers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he is taking to ensure the devolution of additional powers to the Northern Ireland Assembly after the UK leaves the EU; and if he...

      Asylum: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) refugees from Syria and (b) unaccompanied refugee children from Europe have been settled in Northern Ireland in the last year; and...

      Northern Ireland Office: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average response rate was of his Department to individual Freedom of Information requests in each month since July 2016.

  • Department of Health

    • General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to require clinical commissioning groups to transfer areas of work from GPs to pharmacists where there is evidence that...

    • Clinical Commissioning Groups: Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to require clinical commissioning groups in England to include a representative of local pharmacists on their governing boards.

      Asthma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what cost-benefit assessment he has made of GPs in England providing regular asthma testing for patients.

      Department of Health: Migrant Workers

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

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken by (a) his Department, (b) the Medical and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and (c) Public Health England to encourage...

      Medical Equipment: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people at NHS England are working on the development of NHS England's updated regime for the second phase of device procurement.

      Clinical Reference Groups: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will ask NHS England to publish the sources of data used by clinical reference groups when drawing up their recommendations.

      Prescriptions: Sanitary Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of women qualifying for free prescriptions who have requested prescriptions for sanitary products from their GP.

      Heart Diseases: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to page 122 of the NHS Atlas of Variation in Healthcare, published by Public Heath England in September 2016, what steps he is taking to...

      Tobacco: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will cease his Department's budget spending on tobacco control programmes abroad.

      Pharmacy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he made of the potential effect of reductions in community pharmacy funding on people (a) with legally protected characteristics and (b)...

      Sugar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of limiting the sugar content of milk-based drinks.

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has received representations on the G4S Ambulance provision of the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Patient Transport...

      Meningitis: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children have contracted meningitis in each of the last five years; and how many of those children have (a) died and (b) survived.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with (a) the Royal College of Nursing and (b) health representative groups on the implications of sleeping patterns for...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with (a) the Royal College of Nursing and (b) other health representative groups on the implications of gum disease for...

      Mycolobacterium chimera

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in the UK have contracted mycolobacterium chimera in each of the last three years.

      Catheters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been infected by using a catheter in each of the last three years.

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance is given to NHS ambulance trusts on (a) how often ambulances should be replaced and (b) the risks of not replacing ambulances within any...

      Tinnitus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have had tinnitus in the UK in each of the last five years; and what the cost was to the NHS of treating tinnitus in each of those years.

      Health Services: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 5.8 of the Spring Budget 2017, what estimate he has made of how much of £325 million funding for local sustainability...

      Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of dealing with the missed requirements of Capita in relation to the contract for the management of...

      Health Services: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to extend counselling opportunities for BME groups in the NHS.

      Social Services: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 6.1 of the Spring Budget 2017, if the Government will engage with third sector organisations and charities during the...

      NHS: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons NHS England extended the publication period for 2016-17 weekly and daily situation reports beyond 3 March 2017; and on what dates he...

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital admissions there were with a primary diagnosis of heart disease in each of the last seven years.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what role accountable care organisations will play in the NHS; and whether all accountable care organisations will be exempted from VAT.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2017 to Question 60583, on NHS: drugs, if he will publish those initial assessments.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital admissions there were with a primary diagnosis of diabetes in each of the last seven years.

      Health Services: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2017 to Question 61445, on health services: contracts, if he will publish the paper referred to in that Answer with...

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether NHS continuing health care is means-tested at clinical commissioning group level.

      Surrogate Motherhood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with the Law Commission on proposals to review surrogacy legislation.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to improve access to opportunities for people to train to become nurses while working in the NHS.

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on the development of sustainability and transformation plans.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress his Department has made on implementing its childhood obesity strategy.

      Dental Services: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduce the incidence of emergency teeth extractions in Birmingham.

      Anakinra

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve the availability of the drug Anakinra.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many firms have been removed from the approved list of Green Deal installers in each calendar year of the scheme to...

    • Green Deal Scheme: Misconduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what responsibility his Department takes for malpractice by accredited Green Deal installers.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what criteria were used to draw up the list of approved installers under the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund.

      Nuclear Reactors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will provide an update on the Government's timetable for the publication of the techno-economic assessment of...

      Insolvency: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many prosecutions have been carried out of company directors continuing to trade when insolvent in each of the last...

      Local Growth Deals: Easington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2017 to Questions 66289 and 66310, on manufacturing industries: Durham, how much of...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Australian High Commission and Macquarie Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many meetings at which Government Ministers and officials of his Department have been present have taken place with...

      Land Registry: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish the Government's response to the consultation on moving the operations of the HM Land Registry...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many staff have been seconded to his Department from (a) PwC, (b) Deloitte, (c) Accenture, (d) McKinsey & Co,...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many contracts procured by his Department and its arms-length bodies are covered by TUPE regulations in each of the...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many contracts procured by his Department and its arms-length bodies require that the contractor pays those of its...

      Renewable Energy: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the completion dates for renewable energy projects across the UK for which...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the total proportion of UK energy supply which will come from renewable sources in each of...

      Electricity: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the average price of electricity exported from the UK through interconnectors was in the last 12 months.

      Electricity: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much electricity was exported from the UK through interconnectors in the last 12 months.

      Electricity: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the average price of electricity imported into the UK through interconnectors was in the last 12 months.

      Electricity: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much electricity was imported into the UK through interconnectors in the last 12 months.

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 10 March 2017 to Question 66151, on pay, what assessment his Department has made of the...

      Electricity: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the average wholesale price of electricity was in 2016.

      EURATOM: Membership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which nuclear energy stakeholders he consulted on whether the UK should seek to withdraw from the European Atomic...

      Foreign Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that foreign companies which own properties in the UK publish details of...

      Parental Leave: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many and what proportion of eligible men have taken up shared parental leave since it was introduced.

      Parental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to conduct a review into the effectiveness of shared parental leave policy; and if he...

      Parental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what meetings he has held with external organisations on shared parental leave and the effectiveness of Government...

      Local Growth Deals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2017 to Question 67254, what funds are available for allocation to city or regional...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish the carbon reduction plan required by the Climate Change Act 2008 following the adoption of...

      Energy Companies Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 1 March 2017 to Question 65125, what the target is for the current Energy Company Obligations...

      Energy Companies Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 1 March 2017 to Question 65125, on housing: carbon emissions, what the targets were for all...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Secondment

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

    • Armed Forces: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects the findings of the consultation on Better combat compensation to be published; and if he will make a statement.

      Coleshill Auxiliers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make it his policy to recognise the Coleshill Auxiliers with a specific service medal.

      USA: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list all the US military bases sited in the UK.

      Cyprus: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to prevent the illegal netting of wild birds within the sovereign base areas of Cyprus; and what steps are being...

      Air Force: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recruitment methods and incentives his Department is using to recruit engineers and intelligence officers to the RAF.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will introduce proposals to fund large scale replacement and redevelopment of housing in areas with high vacancy rates...

    • Industrial Estates: Easington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make financial support available to provide incentives for businesses to relocate and operate from designated...

      Non-domestic Rates: Public Houses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to table 2.1 in the Spring Budget 2017, how many pubs in (a) the SE1 postcode area and (b) London the Government...

      Non-domestic Rates: North West

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

      Public Houses: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the removal of permitted development rights for the...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made on the expanded regional voluntary right to buy pilot scheme; and which (a) housing associations...

  • HM Treasury

    • Treasury: Procurement

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many civil servants of his Department oversee contracts which have been awarded to external providers.

    • National Insurance Contributions: Self-employed

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people are registered as Class 4 national insurance contribution payers by (a) parliamentary constituency and (b) region.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much he expects the higher rate of stamp duty land tax on additional properties to raise in each year from 2017-18 to 2020-21.

      Vat

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans his Department has to provide guidance on changes to the flat rate VAT scheme.

      Tax Collection

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 12 July 2016 to Question 42176, on tax collection, for what reason technical risks not subject to litigation do not form part of...

      Housing: Sales

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many additional residential property transactions valued between (a) £125,000.01 and £250,000, (b) £250,000.01 and £925,000, (c)...

      National Insurance Contributions: Self-employed

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to reform the minimum income floor in universal credit for self-employed people as a result of the planned increase in Class 4 national...

      Mortgages: Self-employed

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to improve the access of self-employed people to a mortgage.

      Personal Pensions: Self-employed

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to ensure that more self-employed people pay into a private pension scheme.

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on Welsh Government funding of changes to the personal injury discount rate.

      Treasury: Migrant Workers

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of people employed by his Department are from other EU countries.

      LIBOR: Fines

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that charities are able to bid more effectively and transparently for any future allocation of funding from Libor fines.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Hereditary Peers: Gender

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the effect of male primogeniture on the gender balance of hereditary peers in the House of Lords.

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Migrant Workers

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

    • Great Western Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he plans to take to address the fact that Network Rail did not deliver the Great Western electrification scheme on time.

      Bus Services: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what research his Department has commissioned into what proportion of bus (a) drivers and (b) workers are non-UK EU nationals.

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 24 February 2017 to Question 64008, on Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency, how much was paid by each local authority area in...

      Railways: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what rail infrastructure investment was in the South West region from 1997-98 to 2015-16.

      Department for Transport: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which contracts issued by his Department or its executive agencies are held by (a) Balfour Beatty, (b) Mott MacDonald and (c) Balfour Beatty Mott...

      East Coast Railway Line: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to prevent suicides on the East Coast Main Line through Retford.

      Cycling: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many local authorities have applied for Bikeability funding since 2015; and how many of those applications were successful.

      Southern: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer to Question 60337, on Southern: standards, when the full report and recommendations of Chris Gibb's project board into rapid...

      Railway Stations: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to designate stations outside the current Greater London boundary as Greater London Stations for the purposes of possible inclusion...

      Cycling: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of using Bikeability funding to deliver Bikeability Plus on the provision of Bikeability training.

      Crossrail 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects the next stage of public consultation for Crossrail 2 to take place.

      London-Brighton Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2016 to Question 40729, on the London-Brighton railway line, if he will take steps to safeguard critical land in the...

      London-Brighton Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2016 to Question 40729, on the London-Brighton railway line, what estimate he has made of the potential cost to...

      Crossrail 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to respond to Transport for London's Strategic Outline Business Case for Crossrail 2.

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to page eight of the Action Plan for Information on Rail Fares and Ticketing, published in 2016, what progress has been made on...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Mahmoud Abbas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2017 to Question 64413, if he will make representations to President Mahmoud Abbas on his...

    • Albania: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Government of Albania on the extent of Russian influence in that country.

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in Myanmar since publication on 3 February 2017 of a report by the...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with counterparts in other countries, excluding those in Myanmar, on the human rights situation in...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund and Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the total amount of funding his Department received from the (a) Conflict, Stability and Security Fund and (b) Prosperity...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in Myanmar since the publication of the report by the Office of the UN High...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund and Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, in which countries his Department spent funds allocated from the (a) Conflict, Stability and Security Fund and (b) Prosperity...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund and Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which projects were funded by his Department from the (a) Conflict, Stability and Security Fund and (b) Prosperity Fund in 2016-17.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the total amount to be spent by his Department in 2016-17 which will count towards the target of...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund and Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to table 1.6 of Budget 2017, Departmental Resource Budgets, what proportion of his Department's estimated...

      Developing Countries: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether funds spent by his Department as part of the annual 0.7 per cent of gross national income spend on official development...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Migrant Workers

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

      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, if he will estimate the proportion of contracts awarded to external...

      Colombia: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Colombian counterpart on the deaths of (a) Alicia López Guisao on 2 March 2017 in...

      Yemen: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that humanitarian and commercial supplies are not prevented from entering Yemen.

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with aid partners in Yemen and other international counterparts on changes to the...

      Nuclear Disarmament

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2017 to Question 66495, on nuclear disarmament, for what reasons the Government believes...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what financial assistance her Department gives to Christians in developing countries; and what assistance can be given to individual...

    • Sustainable Development: Marine Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support smaller countries toward achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 on...

      Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that UK-funded aid is not blocked at ports in Yemen.

      Iraq: Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if her Department will take steps to decontaminate water supplies in areas of Iraq where water has been contaminated as a result of...

      Yemen: Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the implications for its policies of the findings of the Integrated food security phase...

      Department for International Development: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the average response rate was of her Department to individual Freedom of Information requests in each month since July 2016.

      Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that British-funded aid is not blocked at ports in Yemen.

      Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when her Department plans to release updated country-specific anti-corruption strategies.

  • Department for Education

    • Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that repayment terms will not be affected by the proposed sale of the student loans book for those...

    • Overseas Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2017 to Question 65926, on overseas students: loans, for what reasons the amount lent in 2015-16 was greater than...

      Overseas Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2017 to Question 65926, on overseas students: loans, what proportion of the 2.8 per cent of borrowers resident...

      Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department has made an estimate of the increase in the number of children who will be eligible for the new offer of free travel to their...

      Department for Education: Migrant Workers

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

      Department for Education: Procurement

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

      Department for Education: Procurement

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

      Overseas Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2017 to Question 65926, on overseas students: loans, if she will take steps to reduce the number of borrowers who...

      Voting Rights: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the fund announced in the Spring Budget 2017 to mark the centenary of women's suffrage will be open for applications from Northern Ireland...

      Pre-school Education

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

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if the Government will make an assessment of the financial effect of making personal, social and health education compulsory in all schools.

      Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will publish a list of school transport plans with no mechanism for engaging schools and colleges as active stakeholders.

      Pre-school Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her strategy is for raising standards in pre-school education.

      Sandymoor School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 7 March 2017 to Question 66085, on Sandymoor School, why on page 15, in the final paragraph, of the Independent Reporting...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much (a) in total and (b) as a proportion of total annual expenditure paid to students by Student Finance England was spent on non-repayable...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to review the requirement on schools to pay the apprenticeship levy.

  • Leader of the House

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Discover England Fund: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of the Discover England Fund has been allocated to (a) the North East, (b) Country Durham and (c) Easington...

    • Arts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what conditions the Arts Council places on funding for the Royal Opera House, the Royal Ballet and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera...

      Voting Behaviour: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2017 to Question 66308, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of full-time social...

      Voting Behaviour: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2017 to Question 66308, whether the review of full-time social action by young people will consider...

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Migrant Workers

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

      Greyhound Racing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans her Department has to reform the model of funding for greyhound racing.

      Horse Racing: Betting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans to lay provisions for the new Horseracing Betting Levy Scheme before Parliament.

      Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the post on the Libraries Taskforce blog of 8 August 2016, entitled Book dataset first steps, for what reason the...

      Social Services: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate her Department has made of the (a) staffing, (b) advertising and marketing and (c) other administrative costs of...

      Voluntary Organisations: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent estimate she has made of the number of non-UK EU nationals working in the UKs voluntary sector.

      Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to promote opportunities for supporters to have increased involvement in the running of football clubs.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people undertook an unpaid work placement in her Department in each of the last five years for which figures are...

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the levels of bovine TB in areas which are (a) under and (b) not under badger control...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Migrant Workers

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

      Dogs: Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy to introduce legislation reducing the maximum number of dog litters bred for sale from four...

      Slaughterhouses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department takes to ensure that welfare standards are met in slaughterhouses; and what steps her Department...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2017 to Question 64997, what the pay grades are of the 14 civil servants of her...

      Veterinary Services: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to make the language requirements for non-EU national veterinary surgeons to practice the same as with...

      Ash Dieback Disease: North West

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

      Dog Fighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans her Department has to increase the maximum penalty for dog fighting.

      Joint Air Quality Unit: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what number of full-time equivalent civil servants have worked in the Joint Air Quality Unit in each month since it was...

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Procurement

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2017 to Question 66990, what the pay grades are of the (a) 330 lawyers from the GLD's litigation group, (b) 12.5 full-time...

  • Wales Office

    • Jobcentres: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Department for Work and Pensions on proposed jobcentre closures in Wales.

    • National Insurance Contributions: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on proposed changes to national insurance contributions for the self-employed in Wales.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Northumberland Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment her Department has made of alleged contractual breaches by (a) Sodexo Justice Services and (b) Novus at HM Prison Northumberland; and if...

    • Northumberland Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps she has taken to ensure that inmates at HM Prison Northumberland are receiving educational services; and if she will make a statement.

      Northumberland Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps Sodexo has taken to address allegations of drug use and violence within HM Prison Northumberland; and if she will make a statement.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many random mandatory drug tests have been undertaken in prisons in England and Wales each of the last six years.

      Prison Officers: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers were on leave of absence due to mental illness in 2015-16; and for how many days each such absence lasted.

      Harassment: Court Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether her Department plans to issue a pro forma for courts in England and Wales to assist with the precise wording of restraining orders.

      Package Holidays: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what measures her Department is taking to tackle illegitimate and fraudulent activity by claims-handling companies in relation to gastric illness claims...

      Companies: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many corporate prosecutions took place for (a) environmental crimes, (b) health and safety related offences, (c) corporate manslaughter, (d) bribery...

      Drugs: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were given prison sentences for drug possession in the last year.

  • Scotland Office

    • Food Banks: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he plans to visit a food bank in April 2017.

    • Local Growth Deals: Ayrshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2017 to Question 67218, of the meetings he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and on what dates...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Foreign Investment in UK: Pakistan

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the level of foreign direct investment in the UK from Pakistani investors in each of the last five years.

    • Government Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average time taken has been to produce tendering documents for Government contracts below £10,000 in each year since 2010.

      Electoral Register: Disability

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2017 to Question 66275, on electoral register: disability, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that...

      Self-employed

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people have been registered as self-employed in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK in each of the...

      Prime Minister: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people who work in 10 Downing Street are not employed in the Civil Service.

      Cabinet Office: Secondment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff have been seconded to his Department from (a) PwC, (b) Deloitte, (c) Accenture, (d) McKinsey & Co, (f) Ernst and Young and (g) Bain...

      Government Departments: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of potential savings arising from increased data sharing across Whitehall.

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the Crown Dependencies to introduce public registers of beneficial ownership.

      Cabinet Office: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average response rate was of his Department to individual Freedom of Information requests in each month since July 2016.

      Leukaemia

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what comparative assessment he has made of survival rates for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia in the UK and other EU countries.

      Prime Minister: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what 10 Downing Street's average response rate was to individual Freedom of Information requests in each month from July 2016 to date.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons Commission: Procurement

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2017 to Question 65000, at what pay grades the 228...

  • Department for Transport

    • Taxis: Wheelchairs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to prevent discrimination against disabled people by the operators of taxi services who do not offer taxis accessible by...

    • Gospel Oak-Barking Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect Network Rail to publish its review into the delayed completion of upgrade work on the Barking to Gospel Oak train line; and whether they...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people were killed or injured in road traffic accidents where the driver failed to stop at the scene of the accident in (1) 2015, and (2) 2016; and...

      Great Western Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 14 March, whether the electrification of the Great Western main line will include improved internal...

      East Suffolk Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 14 March (HL5764), what assessment they have made of the extent to which the use of a rail...

      Airports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government who is responsible for funding surface road and rail access to major airports in England.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Special Forces: Females

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for women to join the special forces.

    • Military Corrective Training Centre Colchester

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) men, and (2) women, and of what rank, are currently detained in the Military Corrective Training Centre in Colchester.

      Armed Forces: Sexual Harassment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many allegations of sexual harassment have been reported in (1) the Royal Navy, (2) the Army, and (3) the Royal Air Force, in each of the last three...

      EU Defence Policy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Secretary of State for Defence approved the EU Security and Defence Implementation Plan at the European Council on 15 November 2016; and if so,...

      Military Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to purchasing V-22 Ospreys to enable air-to-air refuelling of F35B aircraft at the start and end of sorties.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the US Marine Corps F35B squadron which will embark on Queen Elizabeth will be accompanied by V-22 Ospreys.

      Shipping: Surveillance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how the UK's maritime assets are co-ordinated, using the intelligence provided by the National Maritime Intelligence Agency, to investigate, and if necessary...

      Ministry of Defence: Assets

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what land or buildings owned by, leased by, or under the control of, the Ministry of Defence they are seeking to dispose of, and for what purposes.

      Nuclear Weapons: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the report by the Nuclear Information Service, Playing with Fire, published in February, which documents 110 accidents, near misses and...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Disasters

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists' announcement on 26 January setting the 2017 time of the Doomsday Clock at two-and-a-half...

    • Energy: Prices

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans for the next Contracts for Difference bidding round; when they expect the round to open for bids; when they expect it to close; when...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Iraq: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the reports of fighting last week in Sinjar, between Kurdish forces, Peshmarga and PKK, and of the reported displacement of...

    • Iraq: Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that all British nationals fighting for ISIL or ISIS in Iraq who are captured are handed over to the Iraqi authorities...

      Israel: Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will discuss with the government of Israel the lifting, in whole or in part, of the ban on entry into Gaza of specified dual-use products, and...

      Israel: West Bank

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the fact that approximately half of the structures in Susiya in Area C of the West Bank were funded by the EU, what representations they are...

      Bahrain: Capital Punishment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain concerning the planned executions of Hussein Ali Mousa and Mohammed Ramadan.

      Bahrain: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to sign the Swiss resolution condemning human rights abuses in Bahrain at the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the medical treatment of Palestinians in Israeli prisons.

      Bahrain: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the UK will not sign a Swiss-led statement at the UN Human Rights Council, criticising human rights violations in Bahrain.

      Kosovo: Serbia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what further steps they intend to take to encourage the process of high level dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia, both bilaterally and through the EU, and...

      Kosovo: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government (1) what part they have played in making the Kosovo Assembly more accountable and transparent through NGOs such as Democracy 4 Development; and (2) what is...

      Kosovo: Air Pollution

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what role they have, through the EU or other channels, in reducing carbon emissions and improving the quality of air in Pristina and other industrial centres...

      Kosovo: Minority Groups

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which non-governmental projects to eliminate poverty and improve social, educational and housing standards for the Roma and other minorities in Kosovo they...

      Overseas Trade: Kosovo

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to (1) encourage more UK investment in the private sector in Kosovo and (2) encourage trade with the UK, especially through small and...

  • Attorney General

    • Offences against Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make public the identity of the witness known as Nick, and invite the Crown Prosecution Service to consider his prosecution for wasting...

  • Department for International Development

    • Zimbabwe: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider making a contribution to the proposed Zimbabwe Public Service Pension Fund from either the aid programme or the superannuation fund.

    • Department for International Development: Assets

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what land or buildings owned by, leased by, or under the control of, the Department for International Development they are seeking to dispose of, and for...

  • Department for Education

    • Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their decision to make sex and relationship education compulsory in schools, whether they will consider requiring all schools that have male...

    • Overseas Students: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there has been a decline in the number of student applications from other EU countries to UK universities since June 2016.

      English Language: Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the need to provide courses in English as a Second Language for refugees; and what additional resources are planned for...

      Children in Care

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the cost of the care system for looked-after children in England and Wales for each year from 2006 to 2016.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Probate: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the relationship between the value of a deceased person’s estate and the cost of grant of probate; and whether the...

    • Homicide

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the need for changes to the offence of manslaughter by gross negligence, in the light of the Court of Appeal ruling that...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Channel Four Television: Public Appointments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 2 March (HL5545), whether the female candidate did not meet the skills and experience set out in the...

    • Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 2 March (HL5547), how many (1) female candidates, and (2) candidates from a BAME background, were...

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the UK Digital Strategy published on 1 March, and their long-standing commitment to fast broadband, when all remote rural areas can expect...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of the introduction of Universal Credit on the existence and size of couples penalties; whether this differs from the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Inland Waterways: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of the Environment Agency's budget to maintain its navigable waterways.

    • Canal and River Trust

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the Canal and River Trust to assume responsibility for the Environment Agency's navigable inland waterways.

      Forests

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 21 November (HL3031), what plans they have to implement the collective action to take forward...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answers by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 9 February (HL Deb cols 1860–1861) about unaccompanied child refugees, what is their...

    • Refugees: English Language

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answers by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 9 February (HL Deb cols 1860–1861) about unaccompanied child refugees, what is their...

      Refugees: Families

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answers by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 9 February (HL Deb cols 1860–1861) about unaccompanied child refugees, what is their...

      Radicalism: Birmingham

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have given any consideration to setting up a special joint departmental task force, including the Security Service and Special Branch, to target...

  • HM Treasury

    • Public Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of public spending was accounted for by (1) national insurance-funded pensions, including SERPS and the additional pension, and (2) UK health...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Mobile Phones

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many smartphones have been issued to (1) ministers, and (2) senior civil servants, from public funds in each of the last three years.

    • Government Departments: Mobile Phones

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether WhatsApp and other instant messaging applications are enabled on smartphones issued to ministers and senior civil servants; and if so, what guidance...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how all future housing, including low cost housing, can be designed to be aesthetically attractive, sensitive to the...

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that future housing policy takes account of issues of community, accessibility of good transport facilities, social and cultural...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how all new housing, including low cost housing, can have trees, space and gardens in its immediate environment; and what...

  • Department of Health

    • Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the HSA4 abortion notification form for practitioners terminating a pregnancy remains up to date.

    • Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that a sufficient number of medical doctors are trained to perform abortions in the UK, in the light of the fact that...

      Lanosterol

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the efficacy of the drug lanosterol in reducing cataracts.

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