Written answers

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

  • HM Treasury

    • Coinage

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the manufacturing cost per unit is for the (a) current and (b) new £1 coin.

    • Crossrail Line: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the Scottish Government has received related to Barnett consequentials resulting from the London Crossrail Project; and what assessment has been...

      Foreign Exchange: Small Businesses

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of non-transparent pricing structures in foreign currency exchange on UK small businesses which trade...

      Debts: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the Debt Arrangement Scheme in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

      Treasury: Data Protection

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) official and (b) official sensitive documents have been recorded as lost by his Department since 8 May 2015.

      National Insurance Contributions: Older Workers

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the value of national insurance contributions forgone by the Exchequer from people who are above state pension age...

      Taxis: Greater London

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether representations were made by or on behalf of his predecessor to the former Mayor of London on the regulation of the taxi and private-hire industry...

      Royal Bank of Scotland: Incentives

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government had discussions with Royal Bank of Scotland on the recent giving of bonuses to nine executives of that bank.

      Taxis: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the likely effect of changes in vehicle excise duty in April 2017 on (a) zero emission capable taxis and (b) costs for...

      Civil Service

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the (a) impact on and (b) additional cost to the Civil Service of negotiations on the UK leaving the EU.

      Royal Bank of Scotland: Closures

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many local bank branches of the Royal Bank of Scotland have closed in each of the last five years.

      Treasury: Staff

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people are currently employed by his Department.

      British Home Stores: Pensions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the contribution made to the BHS pension fund by Sir Philip Green came from his personal income; and how much income tax was paid on that...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Farmers

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many farmers are currently in receipt of tax credits.

      Business: Competition

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what measures he is taking to improve the UK's economic competitiveness.

  • Prime Minister

    • Prime Minister: Uber

      To ask the Prime Minister, how many meetings have taken place between civil servants, advisers or Ministers of her Office and Uber since July 2016.

    • Business Appointments Advisory Committee

      To ask the Prime Minister, what assessment she has made of the work of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of supporting city mayors in establishing localised child poverty targets.

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his oral contribution of 27 March 2017, Official Report, column 9, what the financial budget allocated to support claimants...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work of 27 March 2017, Official Report, column 9,...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Pensions of 27 March 2017, Official Report, column 16,...

      Bereavement Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish the full equality impact assessment on the replacement of existing bereavement benefits by the bereavement support payment.

      Jobcentre Plus: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he plans to take to monitor the outcomes of support provided through Jobcentre Plus for (a) disabled and (b) autistic people.

      Work and Health Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to measure the long-term employment outcomes of individuals being supported through his Department's Work and Health programme.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work of 27 March 2017, Official Report, columns...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work of 27 March 2017, Official Report, column 9,...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work of 27 March 2017, Official Report, column 9,...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work of 27 March 2017, Official Report, column 9,...

      Jobcentres: Pyle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants are registered at the jobcentre in Pyle; how many of those claimants are required to attend for daily signing; what cost...

      Jobcentres: Pyle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department made of the travel distance between Pyle Jobcentre and Porthcawl prior to its decision on whether a...

      Local Housing Allowance: Garston and Halewood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Garston and Halewood constituency have been in receipt of local housing allowance for properties with (a) one, (b) two, (c)...

      Local Housing Allowance: Liverpool City Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) Garston and Halewood constituency and (b) Liverpool City Region have been in receipt of local housing allowance in each...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his Department's impact assessment of 25 August 2016 on the lower benefit cap, if he will publish the referred estimates of...

      Employment: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect on levels of employment in Liverpool of the announced closure of jobcentres and other offices of his...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the savings to his Department arising from the application of the under-occupancy penalty in each of the last...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many mandatory reconsideration request decisions made by his Department have been overturned by HM Courts and Tribunals Service since the...

      Access to Work Programme: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the Access to Work Hidden Impairments Specialist Team is able to refer people to specialist...

      Personal Independence Payment: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many 16-year olds who were previously in receipt of disability living allowance have had their application for personal independence...

      Motability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information his Department holds on the number of people in (a) Batley and Spen constituency, (b) West Yorkshire and (c) England who have...

      Family Premium: Liverpool City Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the removal of family premium for new claimants on families with one or more disabled...

      Housing Benefit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to remove the entitlement to housing benefit for people aged 21-years old.

      Universal Credit: Liverpool City Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people in (a) Garston and Halewood constituency and (b) Liverpool City Region in receipt of income-based...

      Universal Credit: Liverpool City Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) Garston and Halewood constituency and (b) Liverpool City Region have been in receipt of universal credit since April 2016.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will carry out an impact assessment on the restrictions to backdating housing benefit introduced in April 2016 for working-age claimants.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he has taken to inform parents receiving universal credit who have two or more children that if another child is conceived that...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether a person unable to plan and follow journeys as a result of psychological distress, but not otherwise impaired, will qualify for the...

      Social Security Benefits: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department records whether benefit claimants are on the autism spectrum.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost to his Department was of R v SSWP UK SC 0029/2016.

      Work and Health Programme: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he plans to take to ensure that the Government's Work and Health Programme will ensure that autistic people have access to...

      Personal Independence Payment: Torbay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Department's most recent conversion rates are for cases moving from disability living allowance to personal independence payments in...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of planned increases in minimum contributions on the level of automatic enrolment opt-outs.

      Carers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information his Department holds on the trends in the number of carers withdrawing their private pensions before reaching state pension age.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the savings to the public purse from the introduction of the minimum income floor for universal credit.

      State Retirement Pensions: Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the implications of regional variations in life expectancy for the forthcoming changes to the state pension age.

      Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of poor health on an individual's ability to make financial preparations for retirement.

      Universal Credit: Farmers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on farmers of the introduction of the minimum income floor for universal credit.

      Universal Credit: Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the findings of the Ofcom report, entitled Connected Nations, published in December 2016, that five...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her speech in Tallinn of 21 February 2017, what estimate she has made of the number of immigrants that will be needed in...

    • Compass Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 23 March 2017 to Question 68479, on Compass: contacts, if she will make an estimate of the number of service...

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2017 to Question 65925, on police: finance, if she will publish the real term change in aggregate central...

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the process is for estimating costs to (a) the police and (b) her Department for the grant and renewal of authorities under section 5...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many 30-day entry visas were issued by her Department where the applicant did not travel to the UK within that 30-day time period.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) longest, (b) shortest and (c) average time taken to process a 30-day entry visa was in each of the last five years.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many 30-day entry visas have been granted by nationality of applicant in each of the last five years.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2017 to Question 67822, on visas, whether her Department plans to develop a version of the visa data...

      Offences against Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps the Government has taken to eliminate the circulation of indecent images of children online; and if she will make a statement.

      Refugees: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the Government's policy is on facilitating access to the UK for refugees who are in urgent need of healthcare for life-threatening...

      Modern Slavery Innovation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which organisations will receive funding under the Modern Slavery Innovation Fund round that concluded on 8 March 2017.

      Immigration: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many complaints have been substantiated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner; and how many such complaints have been...

      Director of Labour Market Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what operating budget has been set for the Office of the Director of Labour Market Enforcement in 2017-18 and each of the subsequent two years.

      Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner and Director of Labour Market Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the formal relationship is between the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner and the Director of Labour Market Enforcement.

      Immigration: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make provision for EU and EEA citizens living in the UK for a period exceeding five years and who have not yet exercised their...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for permanent residency her Department has received from EU nationals living in Garston and Halewood constituency...

      Immigration: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answers of 29 November 2016 to Questions 54030, 54028 and 54029, what steps were taken by her Department to ensure that all...

      Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to page 25 of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority Annual Report and Accounts 2015-16, when a formal review of Gangmasters and...

      Immigration: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what enforcement action the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner is able to take against registered immigration advisors in cases...

      Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what operating budget was set for the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18.

      Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2017 to Question 63858, what process will be used to decide whether the Independent Anti-Slavery...

      Immigration: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many registered immigration advisors have had their registration revoked or rejected for renewal as a result of the Office of the...

      Detainees: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many women recorded as pregnant have been held in immigration detention since the Immigration Act 2016 came into force; and how many of...

      Visas: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what evidence the data from the exit checks introduced in 2015 gives on the proportion of international students who break the terms of...

      Compass Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the number of occasions and reasons why Compass has breached its (a) key performance indicators...

      Immigrants: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken to process checks by the Employer Checking Service is.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the letter of 7 March 2017 from the hon. Member for Walsall North on behalf of a constituent, on police dogs.

      Psychiatry: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of psychiatrists currently on a Tier 2 visa who will attract the immigration skills charge.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to ensure that UK Visas and Immigration can manage the increased level of EU casework since January 2015.

      UK Visas and Immigration: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of UK Visas and Immigration staff were employed to process EU casework in each month since January 2016.

      Cryptography

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effect on consumer security of prohibiting end-to-end encryption.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of regional variations in levels of funding for services for domestic and sexual violence survivors;...

      Divorce: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance she has issued to staff of her Department on the recognition of Talaq divorces.

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the recent case of fraud committed at the Reading branch of HBOS, what plans she has to establish a (a) National Fraud...

      Emergency Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to improve the emergency services' efficiency for encouraging cooperation with air ambulances, civil air patrols and...

      Home Office: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many security passes giving access to her Department's premises are currently valid.

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are currently employed by her Department.

      Home Office: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people holding security passes for other Government Departments are granted access to her Department's premises with that pass, by...

      Home Office: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many security passes giving access to her Department's premises have been issued in each year since 2010.

      Construction: Undocumented Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her Department's news story of 14 October 2015, entitled Campaign to tackle illegal working in construction begins,...

      Construction: Undocumented Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her Department's news story of 14 October 2015, entitled Campaign to tackle illegal working in construction begins, how...

      Construction: Undocumented Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her Department's news story of 14 October 2015, entitled Campaign to tackle illegal working in construction begins, how...

  • Department of Health

    • Clinical Commissioning Groups: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what performance and regulatory framework NHS England operates to ensure that clinical commissioning groups meet standards of good governance; and what...

    • Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make child health a responsibility of a specific Minister to ensure accountability.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many jobs he estimates will be lost in (a) Welwyn Hatfield constituency and (b) England in the 12 months after the discussion to reduce spending on...

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will announce a date for the publication of the tobacco control plan; and if he will take steps to ensure that that plan guarantees adequate and...

      Homeopathy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the Government will add homeopathic products and other herbal remedies that have no basis in science to the list of items under review by the NHS.

      Dementia: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department plans to take to work towards the elimination of dementia among senior citizens in the next 20 years.

      Nivolumab: Hodgkin Lymphoma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the clinical benefits of nivolumab for patients with relapsed or refractory classical Hodgkin lymphoma.

      Dental Services: Patient Choice Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it a requirement that dentistry practices update their information on the NHS Choices website.

      Hodgkin Lymphoma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the availability of treatment options for patients with classical Hodgkin lymphoma whose disease has progressed or not...

      Nivolumab

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with NICE on that body's decision not to recommend nivolumab for treating relapsed or refractory classical...

      Community Health Services: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will review the decision to break-up the services previously provided by a single block contract by Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust into 13...

      Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Prime Minister's Answer to the Question from the hon. Member for West Lancashire of 22 March 2017, Official Report, column 864, if...

      Royal Liverpool Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the official opening of the Royal Liverpool University Hospital will take place on the originally planned date; whether structural problems with...

      NHS Pay Review Body

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the annual budget is of the NHS Pay Review Body.

      Department of Health: EU Exit and Trade Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason he is not a member of the Government's European Union Exit and Trade Committee.

      Junior Doctors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that adequate numbers of junior doctors are being trained.

      Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the assurance process used by NHS England was to ensure governance, probity and value for money in the award of salary increases to the Liverpool...

      Clinical Commissioning Groups: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure the best quality of care for patients in circumstances where a clinical commissioning group commissions a service from...

      Health Professions: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) nurses, (b) doctors and (c) other NHS staff have left employment in (i) 2014, (ii) 2015 and (iii) 2016; and how many people in each such...

      Social Services: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many social care workers left employment with the NHS in (a) 2014, (b) 2015 and (c) 2016; and how many such workers were non-UK EU or EEA nationals.

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of treatment provision for people diagnosed with (a) hepatitis B and (b) hepatitis C.

      Dental Services: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children aged four and under in (a) Coventry North East constituency and (b) Coventry local authority area were admitted to hospital for a tooth...

      Visual Impairment: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to expand access to habilitation services for children and young people with sight loss.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has made an assessment of the role played by youth clubs and extra-curricular clubs in tackling childhood obesity.

      Community Health Services: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total expenditure incurred by (a) Bridgewater Community Healthcare and (b) Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trusts was in bidding for the Liverpool...

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures he plans to include in the Carers Strategy on the availability of breaks for carers.

      NHS: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of whether the role of sustainability and transformation leaders will in future be standalone posts; and on what salary scale...

      Care Quality Commission: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the value is of efficiency savings the Care Quality Commission is required to make by 2019; and what proportion of those savings will be delivered...

      Barts Health NHS Trust: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to relieve the premium costs to Barts NHS Trust of the Barts PFI projects.

      Newham Clinical Commissioning Group: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to use the one per cent surplus required to be generated by Newham Clinical Commissioning Group for the benefit of Newham...

      Community Health Services: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the announcement of 30 March 2017 on the new arrangement to manage community services in Liverpool, whether NHS Improvement plans to...

      Microplastics: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 15 March 2017 to Question 67657, for what reasons his Department is not planning to conduct an assessment of the implications...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Bob Diamond

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986, if his Department and its associated agencies will...

    • Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 23 March 2017 to Question 68609, what estimate his Department has made of the average (a)...

      Tidal Power: Swansea Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether (a) a lease has been granted from the Crown Estates for the development of the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon and (b)...

      Regeneration: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government plans to develop schemes to replace existing EU regeneration funding after the UK has left the EU.

      Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans the Government has to give local councils a role in developing the Government's industrial strategy and to...

      Company Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will provide a date of publication for the Corporate Governance White Paper.

      Energy Intensive Industries: Feed-in Tariffs and Renewables Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much public funding has been provided to (a) energy intensive industries and (b) UK steel producers under the...

      Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on how many and which post offices were subject to temporary closure in (a)...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies on full and proper accounting of woodchip biomass of...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that the emissions reduction plan will halve carbon dioxide emissions from energy and...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people are currently employed by his Department.

      Post Offices: Cowes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the compliance of the Post Office with the Code of Practice on Public Consultation and...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Imphal Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) current spend and (b) estimated total spend is of refurbishing Imphal Barracks in York in order to accommodate 1st Division Headquarters...

    • Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on substitute service (a) family and (b) single accommodation in each year from 2010 to 2017.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the capacity is of (a) service family and (b) single living accommodation in the City of York local authority area.

      Armed Forces: Dual Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will re-align the Royal Navy's rules on the eligibility of dual nationality candidates for pilot and observer aircrew positions with those of the...

      Military Bases: City of York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which military units and agencies are currently based in the City of York at (a) Imphal Barracks, (b) Queen Elizabeth II Barracks and (c) Towthorpe...

      Armed Forces: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel presently serving in the (a) Navy, (b) Army and (c) RAF have a spouse or family member who is a veteran, serving personnel or a reservist.

      Armed Forces: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to increase response rates (a) to the armed forces, (b) families and (c) the reserves Continuous Attitude Survey.

      Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 28, paragraph 3.34 of the 46th Report of the Armed Forces' Pay Review Body, published on 28 March 2017, what the implications are...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraphs 4.12 and 4.13 of the Armed Forces' Pay Review Body 46th Report, what mechanisms his Department has in place to monitor...

      Armed Forces: Career Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraphs 5.9, page 55, of the Armed Forces' Pay Review Body 46th Report, published in March 2017, what steps his Department is...

      Ministry of Defence: EU Exit and Trade Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason he is not a member of the Government's European Union Exit and Trade Committee.

      Syria and Iraq: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Government's response to the Defence Committee on UK military operations in Syria and Iraq, published on 9 March 2017, HC 1065,...

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Written Statement of 18 April 2016, HCWS 678, on Armed Forces update, when he will provide the House with the annual update on embedded...

      Adam Werritty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times he has met Mr Adam Werritty since he became Secretary of State for Defence.

      Adam Werritty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times Mr Adam Werritty has been received on his Department's premises since May 2015.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has plans to review the safeguards on consent to enlistment in the light of the Committee on the Rights of the Child's finding in 2016 that...

      Aircraft Carriers: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2017 to Question 68785, what steps he plans to take in response to the finding of the National Audit Office in...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 31 of the National Audit Office report, Delivering Carrier Strike, published in March 2017, what steps his Department plans to...

      Merlin Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2017 to Question 68695, if he has made an assessment of the implications for the availability of Merlin helicopters...

      Wildcat Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2017 to Question 68787, if he will place the feasibility study on the tactical data link for the Wildcat helicopter...

      Ministry of Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the potential cost saving of a competitive tendering process for requirements management systems.

      Afghanistan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what lessons he has learnt from the recent fall of Sangin, Helmand province, to the Taliban.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Dental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February 2017 to Question 62638, how his Department ensures local authorities meet statutory...

    • Small Businesses: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what support he is providing to businesses that are no longer eligible for Small Business Rate Relief as a result of the...

      Non-domestic Rates: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of charging business rates for properties with solar panels on state schools in...

      Waveney District Council and Suffolk Coastal District Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he plans to take to facilitate the merger of Waveney and Suffolk Coastal District Councils to form a new East...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what formula his Department used to determine the allocation of additional funding for adult social care referred to in...

      Digital Technology: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the role of business rates in developing the digital economy.

      Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of requiring the seller of a property to pay for, arrange and make...

      Land Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2017 to Question 5198, on housing: construction, what the sources are of the independent...

      Land Use: Bristol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2017 to Question 51988, what proportion of that Government land which is planned for...

      Private Rented Housing: Carbon Monoxide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions his Department has had with landlords on the adequacy of smoke and carbon monoxide alarm regulations in the...

      Rented Housing: Carbon Monoxide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to meet with the (a) National Landlords Association and (b) Scottish Association of Landlords to discuss the...

      Rented Housing: Carbon Monoxide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of making it compulsory for landlords to provide a carbon...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 29 March 2017 to Question 69065, on sleeping rough, in what areas the Government plans to spend the...

      Wind Power: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his policy is on the decommissioning of windfarms.

      Parking: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to carry out an assessment of the effect on privacy and industry regulation of the practice of...

  • Scotland Office

    • Exports: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what plans his Department has to promote Scottish exports to countries outside of the UK in April 2017.

    • Scotland Office: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what funds his Department has allocated for social media campaigns on platforms such at Twitter and Facebook.

      Trade: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the strategic priorities are for his Department's social media campaigns on Scotland's trade with the rest of the UK.

      Scotland Office: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will publish the subjects of all social media posts from his Department in the last 12 months.

      Trade: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the reasons are for his Department providing information to the public which describes trade within the UK domestic market as an export.

  • Department for International Trade

    • UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans his Department has to ensure that the UK's trade arrangements with the EU after the UK has left the EU do not adversely affect...

    • Trade: South East Asia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions his Department has had with the governments of Singapore and Malaysia on future investment and trade deals; and what...

      Adam Werritty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many times he has met Mr Adam Werritty since his Department was established.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Electoral Register: Young People

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps her Department is taking to use the centenary of women's right to vote as a means of encouraging electoral registration and democratic...

    • Gender Recognition: Health Services

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2017 to Question 68173, whether the review into the de-medicalising and streamlining of the Gender Recognition Act...

      Government Equalities Office: Security

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many people holding security passes for other Government Departments are granted access to the Government Equalities Office premises with that...

  • Department for Transport

    • Roads: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding from the public purse has been invested in (a) new road infrastructure in Wolverhampton and (b) improving existing road...

    • Transport: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support his Department is giving to the West Midlands Combined Authority to improve rail and road links across the West Midlands.

      Railways: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate the Government has made of the number of direct inter-city rail services which will run between London and Wolverhampton after...

      Taxis: Assistance Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that disabled people who rely on assistance dogs are not refused access to a taxi or minicab due to being...

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to review the statutory framework for the hackney carriage and private-hire vehicle industry; and if he will make a statement.

      Airports: National Policy Statements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what measures he has put in place for members of the public to raise concerns about the (a) process and (b) content of the nationwide consultation...

      Airports: National Policy Statements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many attendees there have been at each of the public consultation events his Department has held on the draft Airports National Policy Statement.

      Public Transport: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has been spent from the public purse on (a) bus services and (b) the West Midlands Metro in (i) Wolverhampton and (ii) the West Midlands...

      Public Transport: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of the (a) redevelopment of Wolverhampton Railway Station and (b) extension of the West Midlands...

      Govia Thameslink Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department has received from Govia Thameslink Railway for Network Rail Schedule (a) 4 and (b) 8 payments for service disruption on the...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Chilterns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what level of risk HS2 Ltd has identified to the Chilterns aquifer based on the current route design for High Speed 2.

      Railways: WiFi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, who is responsible for the mobile signal that train operating companies use for on-board WiFi.

      Great Western Railway Line: WiFi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will provide details of the improved WiFi capabilities on the new Hitachi trains due to be rolled out on the Great Western Rail route.

      Great Western Railway Line: WiFi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether improvements to WiFi connectivity on-board trains will be discussed during the Great Western Rail franchising talks.

      Aviation: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the amount of compensation that has been paid out to consumers in compensation for delayed and cancelled...

      Railways: Strikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many strike days have been undertaken by workers on the railways in each of the last 10 years.

      Motor Vehicles: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the legislative basis is for enforcement agencies to measure the noise level being emitted from a motor vehicle.

      Parking: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many cases of non-compliance with DVLA codes of practice by private car parking companies have been the result of audit visits carried out by the...

      Diesel Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the West Midlands Combined Authority on additional toxicity charges for diesel vehicles.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts from the countries in the Saudi Arabia-led coalition participating in...

    • British Embassy Kabul: Pashto and Persian Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answers of 20 March 2017 to Questions 67806 and 67810, how many diplomats and members of staff based at the UK...

      Sub-Saharan Africa: Droughts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to UN officials on drought and population movement in sub-Saharan Africa.

      Israel: Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Israeli Government on the effect of recent law changes on the ability of UK...

      Ukraine: Electronic Warfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to learn from the cyber and information warfare experienced in Ukraine over the last 10 years.

      Cameroon: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2017 to Question 64298, what recent progress he has made in discussions with his...

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with (a) his Chinese counterpart and (b) members of the Hong Kong Government on the charging of...

      Abdul Jawad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his US counterpart on facilitating access to medical treatment in that country for two-year...

      Hugh Lanning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his oral contribution of 28 March 2017, Official Report, column 107, what the nature of the consular assistance was...

      Jamaica: Foreign Relations

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

  • Department for International Development

    • Sub-saharan Africa: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will meet charities and faith groups to ensure that the provision of natural clean water in sub-Saharan Africa is an...

    • Yemen: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the effect on the level of provision of medical treatment to Yemeni civilians of the...

      Department for International Development: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many people holding security passes for other Government Departments are granted access to her Department's premises with that...

      Department for International Development: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many security passes giving access to her Department's premises are currently valid.

      Department for International Development: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many people are currently employed by her Department.

      Department for International Development: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many security passes giving access to her Department's premises have been issued in each year since 2010.

      Somalia: Famine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what lessons her Department learnt from the famine in Somalia in 2011 to minimise the risk of a recurrence of such a famine.

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2016 to Question 51314, what the Ofsted categories of assessment are for each (a) academy school and (b) free...

    • Universities: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2017 to Question 68884, what nationality the non-UK domiciled higher education enrolments are at (a) Sheffield...

      Department for Education: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to Answer Question 68291, tabled by the hon. Member for Denton and Reddish on 16 March 2017, on Two Trees School, Denton.

      Primary Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2017 to Question 66862, whether it is her Department's policy to allow parents to withdraw their children from...

      Primary Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many times she or Ministers of her Department have held meetings or had discussions on the reception baseline assessment with representatives from...

      Department for Education: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) official and (b) official sensitive documents have been recorded as lost by her Department since 8 May 2015.

      Eleven Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will take steps to redesign the 11-plus test to insulate it against non-academic factors such as parental engagement or income.

      Video Games: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the potential use of computer games in primary schooling.

      Primary Education: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the potential use of computer programming in primary schooling.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to publish the results of the national funding formula consultation.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of teachers in (a) Kirklees, (b) Yorkshire and (c) the UK are (i) under 35, (ii) between 35 and 60 and (iii) over 60-years old.

      ICT: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the average proportion of a school day which was spent on teaching computer skills in primary schools in the...

      Health Services: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to encourage young people to work towards a career in healthcare.

      Primary Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect on children from low income backgrounds attending a maintained nursery school on their level of attainment...

      ICT: GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of 16 to 18-year old students took A-level computer science in each of the last five years.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2017 to Question 62482, on children: day care, of those children who will not be eligible for the 30 hours of...

      Primary Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2017 to Question 64215, on primary education: standards, what the title of the research referred to in that Answer is.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of extending the early education offer for working parents with three and four-year olds to 30...

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many state-maintained nursery schools there were at the end of each year since 2009; and how many such schools there were in the most recent...

      Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average pupil to teacher ratio was in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in England in each year since 2005.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to monitor the quality of training provided through the apprenticeship levy.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the extension of early education for three and four-year olds with working parents to 30 hours...

      Department for Education: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many security passes giving access to her Department's premises are currently valid.

      Department for Education: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people are currently employed by her Department.

      Primary Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her policy is on making in-year changes to the list of approved qualifications in Key Stage 4 performance tables.

      Primary Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of removing the BCS Level 2 ECDL Certificate in IT Application Skills from the list of qualifications to be...

      Schools: Census

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answers of 28 March 2017 to Questions 69028 and 69027, when the next set of data in the Schools, pupils and their characteristics...

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2016 to Question 57066, how many Sure Start children's centres there were in England in 2016.

      Schools: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that careers advice in schools promotes vocational learning.

  • Church Commissioners

    • St Botolph's Church Peterborough

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what discussions she has had with the Diocese of Peterborough on the proposals for alterations to St Botolph's...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • EU Exit and Trade Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, for what reasons she is not a member of the European Union Exit and Trade Committee.

    • Sky: 21st Century Fox

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her oral contribution of 6 March 2017, Official Report, column 589, on BSkyB's proposed takeover of News International,...

      Betting Shops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of introducing a cumulative impact test to enable councils to reject applications...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans to respond to the letter of 7 March 2017 from the hon. Member for Walsall North on behalf of a constituent, on internet...

      Primary Education: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate her Department has made of the proportion of primary school children who do not receive two hours of sport and physical...

      Data Protection Act 1998

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of which sections of the Data Protection Act 1998 will be repealed in order to ensure consistency with the...

      Broadband: High Peak

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many successful applications for the Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme there have been in High Peak constituency since that scheme's...

      Sports: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 27 March 2017 to Question 68575, on sports: drugs, if she will specify what steps her Department is taking to...

      Sports: Governing Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, by what date sports national governing bodies are required to enact all necessary reforms set out under the new national code for...

      Telephone Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department has undertaken any research on the effect of the UK leaving the EU on consumer phone bills and mobile roaming...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Ivory: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will establish an inquiry into the extent to which ivory dealers are misrepresenting the age of ivory in order to...

    • Food: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the annual value was of fruit and vegetables prohibited from sale in the UK for failing to comply with rules on size,...

      Tidal Power: Swansea Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether a flooding impact assessment has been made for areas on the southern side of the Severn Estuary following the...

      Tidal Power: Swansea Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether an Environmental Impact Assessment has been carried out on the effect of sediment movements along the Severn Estuary...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has commissioned or published any reports on vaccination as an alternative option to culling in the...

      Horses: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2017 to Question 64423, what steps her Department plans to take to enforce compliance...

      Fisheries: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the number of jobs in the fishing industry which have been directly funded through the...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the average amount of compensation paid, per animal, to dairy farmers whose herds have been compulsorily slaughtered...

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of potential trends in the level of food self-sufficiency in each of the next 10...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) official and (b) official sensitive documents have been recorded as lost by her Department since 8 May 2015.

      Food Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate her Department has made of the level of household food insecurity in the UK; and pursuant to the Answer...

      Food: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what change her Department expects in the level of food prices in the next six months.

      Angling: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the administration costs for issuing fishing rod licenses were in each of the last three years.

      Angling: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much has accrued to the public purse from the fishing rod license in each of the last five years.

      Angling: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will bring forward proposals to abolish the fishing rod licence and provide an alternative means to raise funds for...

      Angling: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many prosecutions have there been for fishing without a valid rod licence in each of the last five years.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what mitigating actions local authorities that breach air quality targets are required to take.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department plans to consult on its forthcoming air quality strategy.

      Air Pollution: Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to introduce a national air quality monitoring system.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people are currently employed by her Department.

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support her Department is giving to local authorities to tackle fly tipping.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many security passes giving access to her Department's premises are currently valid.

      Agriculture: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations and correspondence she has received from the Welsh Minister for Agriculture on agricultural policy...

      UN Convention on the Law of the Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish a timetable outlining the measures required for the UK to establish itself as an independent coastal...

      Fisheries: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the status of the 1964 London Fisheries Convention after the UK leaves the EU.

      Fisheries: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with representatives of the fishing industry on the status of the 1964 London Fisheries Convention.

      Ivory: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of the ban on the sale of antique ivory objects made after...

      Microplastics: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16 March 2017 to Question 67637, for what reasons her Department does not have plans to assess the...

      Fisheries: Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department plans to set a target for the proportion of future UK fishing trips to be monitored either by a...

      Fisheries: Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2016 to Question 48853, what proportion of the total UK fishing trips have been...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will take steps to ensure that job creation and economic development across the whole of the UK is a priority during...

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Management Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2017 to Question 65684, what the procurement spend of his Department has been since its...

      European Court of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many times the UK has made a legal challenge through the EU Court of Justice in each of the last 10 years; and if he will provide...

  • Attorney General

    • Harassment: Court Orders

      To ask the Attorney General, what training is available for Police and Crown Prosecution Service staff on the nature and enforcement of restraining orders.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether any of the 2,500 extra prison staff announced in the Prison Safety and Reform white paper, published by her Department on 3 November 2016, will...

    • National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much (a) the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) and (b) her Department spent on external consultancy fees relating to NOMS in each of the...

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if she will extend the duration of her Department's consultation on Reforming the Soft Tissue Injury (Whiplash) Claims Process to take account of the...

      Probation: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average caseload for probation staff was during each of the last three years for the (a) National Probation Service and (b) Community...

      Judiciary: Political Impartiality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether she has discussed the importance of an independent judiciary with her US counterpart.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 6 March 2017 to Question 65872, on domestic violence and legal aid, by what means the Government announced its intention to...

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reasons she is proposing a negative discount rate for personal injury claims calculations; and if she will make a statement.

      Probate: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what her Department's rationale was for introducing a sliding scale of probate fees based on the worth of an estate.

      Cremation: Babies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what her policy is on Hull City Council conducting an inquiry into the baby ashes scandal with terms of reference similar to the Emstrey Inquiry.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2017 to Question 64306, how the post-implementation review of the legal aid changes made by the Legal Aid,...

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what representations she has received on the operation of the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime.

      Rape: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether her Department plans to collect data on victims of rape who are cross-examined about their sexual history by lawyers during the course of Crown...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when she plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Lancashire of 28 November 2016, on the UK prisons system.

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if she will review the definition of vulnerability in relation to when that term is considered as an aggravating factor during sentencing.

      Ministry of Justice: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) official and (b) official sensitive documents have been recorded as lost by her Department since 8 May 2015.

      Burial

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps her Department advises families to take who have had relatives buried in the wrong plot.

      Ministry of Justice: EU Exit and Trade Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reason she is not a member of the Government's European Union Exit and Trade Committee.

      Administration of Justice: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent steps she has taken to reduce barriers experienced by pregnant women in accessing justice; and if she will make a statement.

      First-tier Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average time period is between the submission of an appeal to the First-tier Tribunal and the hearing date.

      Criminal Proceedings: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases were heard at (a) Wolverhampton Crown Court and (b) Wolverhampton Magistrates' Court in each of the last six years; and of those cases...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of appeals to the Tribunals Service in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England related to (i) personal independence...

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many reports her Department has received from the Victims Commissioner which dealt with all or in part with the operation of the Victims Code of...

      Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many payments were made to victims of crime by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority during 2015; and what the average payment made was by...

      Prisons: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the announcement of 22 March 2017 on plans to create additional prison places, for how long HMP (a) Hindley and (b) Rochester will be...

      Ministry of Justice: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many security passes giving access to her Department's premises have been issued in each year since 2010.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when she plans to publish her Department's response to the consultation on (a) reforming the advocates' graduated fee scheme which closed on 2 March...

      Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when she plans to publish her Department's response to the consultation on the review of the introduction of fees in the employment tribunals which...

      Ministry of Justice: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many security passes giving access to her Department's premises are currently valid.

      Ministry of Justice: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people are currently employed by her Department.

      Ministry of Justice: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people holding security passes for other Government Departments are granted access to her Department's premises with that pass, by Department.

      Courts: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when she plans to update the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South on plans for the Sunderland courts complex.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Digital Technology

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 23 March 2017 to Question 68395, on digital technology, which experts he consulted in assessing the risks arising from...

    • Aviation: Emergency Services

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if the Government will assess the potential merits of donating a fleet of 10 single piston-engine, high-wing aircraft to the UK Civil Air Patrol on the...

      National Cyber Security Centre

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what contribution the National Cyber Security Centre is making to the Government Transformation Strategy; and if he will make a statement.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to support people who have been affected by domestic violence to participate in the electoral process; and if he...

      Taxis: Greater London

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether representations were made by or on behalf of the former Prime Minister to the former Mayor of London on the regulation of the taxi and...

      Cabinet Office: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people are currently employed by his Department.

      Self-employed: West Midlands

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people are currently registered as self-employed in (a) Coventry South constituency, (b) the city of Coventry and (c) the West Midlands.

      Viscount Rothermere

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 30 March 2017 to Question 62917, whether any other such meetings have been omitted from the official records on gov.uk.

      Cabinet Office: Security

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many security passes giving access to his Department's premises are currently valid.

      Prime Minister: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people are currently employed by 10 Downing Street.

      Prime Minister: Uber

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of (a) the relationship between civil servants, advisers and ministers working at 10 Downing Street and Uber and (b) any...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Balkans

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the joint report from the International Rescue Committee and 11 other organisations, Out of Sight, Exploited and Alone, concerning...

    • Immigration: North Korea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, what steps they are taking to ensure that North Korean nationals who enter UK territories are not involved in any unlawful activities.

      Digital Technology: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the oral answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 27 March (HL Deb, col 355), and in the light of the call by the Coalition for a Digital Economy in its...

      Terrorism: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the withdrawal of the passport of Sufiyan Mustapha Hamza, whether they will withdraw passports from all other British jihadis currently in Iraq...

      Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what practical assistance is provided by the Home Office to refused asylum seekers who are co-operating with re-documentation procedures, to obtain new...

  • Department for Education

    • Education: Leadership

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the possible benefits of encouraging good leadership and psychological wellbeing in education, adult and childcare services.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Drugs: Intellectual Property

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to incorporate EU regulations affecting pharmaceutical intellectual property into UK law; and if so, how.

    • Insolvency Service

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the criteria and principles for deciding whether to publish a report by the Insolvency Service; and who makes that decision.

      Nuclear Power Stations: Cumbria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether ministers have had discussions with NuGen concerning the impact of the placing into administration of Westinghouse on the development of the Moorside...

      Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 20 March (HL5833), what criteria they will employ to assess the impact of the voluntary package...

      Flexible Working: Males

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to tackle workplace discrimination; in particular, what assessment they have made of the case for more flexible working for men;...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of Santander’s reported use of employment contracts guaranteeing one hour of work per month, what is their estimate of the number of...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to publish energy and climate policy price impact tables for the years 2015 and 2016, which were last released in the Annual Energy...

      Sea Level

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether increases in the global mean sea level are inconsistent with reasonably expected natural variability; and whether...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Aircraft Carriers: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much of the projected £6.2 billion cost of the UK's two new aircraft carriers has already been spent.

    • Royal Fleet Auxiliary

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to encourage UK shipbuilders to bid for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Solid Support Ships.

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in relation to the procurement of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Solid Support Ships, what consideration they have given to the challenges of overseas...

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in relation to the procurement of the new Royal Fleet Auxiliary Solid Support Ships, what consideration they have given to the recommendation by Sir John...

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what anti-submarine capability they will deploy when the P-8A maritime patrol aircraft are brought into service.

      Baltic States: NATO

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they have taken against attempts to undermine by disinformation the effectiveness of the British troops deployed to the Baltic States as part...

      Syria: Chemical Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are taking steps, in collaboration with UK allies, to use the latest technologies to provide early warnings to communities in Syria of chemical...

      EU Defence Policy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on (1) the establishment of the EU Defence Union, (2) the development of European multilateral defence procurement, and (3) the...

      European Network of Defence-related Regions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the purpose of the European Network of Defence-related Regions; and what part the UK plays in it.

      European Security and Defence College

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what benefits the UK derives from membership of the European Defence and Security College.

      Marines

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the estimated savings in (1) manpower, and (2) cash, of the cuts proposed for the Royal Marines.

      Hercules Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 3 April (HL6359), what was the average cost per flying hour for the C130 fleet for each year since...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Digital Technology: Skilled Workers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the oral answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 27 March (HL Deb, col 355), and in the light of the finding by the Coalition for a Digital Economy in...

    • Digital Technology: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the oral answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 27 March (HL Deb, col 355), whether they intend to address the need for people from overseas with the...

      Gambling: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Written Answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 2 March (HL5634), what measures they use in assessing whether the Gambling Commission is...

      Music

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the report by Arts Council England, The arts and culture sector and exit from the European Union, what assessment they have made of the...

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