Written answers

Monday, 24 April 2017

  • HM Treasury

    • Welfare Tax Credits: Liverpool City Region

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families in (a) Garston and Halewood constituency and (b) Liverpool City Region were in receipt of the family element of tax credits in each year...

    • Child Tax Credit: Liverpool City Region

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of families in (a) Garston and Halewood constituency and (b) Liverpool City Region in receipt of child tax credits were lone...

      Child Tax Credit: Liverpool City Region

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of families in (a) Garston and Halewood constituency and (b) Liverpool City Region in receipt of child tax credits were...

      Aviation: Training

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will assess the potential merits of creating a levy or tax-free training scheme for general aviation on the condition that pilots qualifying through...

      Whisky: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations his Department has received from Scottish whiskey producers on the increase in excise duties on spirits in the Spring Budget 2017.

      Rented Housing: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of taxing landlords on their income rather than profit on the supply of affordable rented accommodation in Scotland.

      Aviation: Training

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to incentivise corporate sponsorship of not-for-profit flight training and flying schools.

      Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of financial providers that will be offering the Lifetime ISA, as announced in Budget 2016, on the launch date of 6...

      Cash Dispensing: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department will review the turnover model that is used to set business rates on ATMs located in undefined retailers' forecourts.

      Advance Pricing Agreements

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many Advance Thin Capitalisation agreements were made in (a) 2014-15 and (b) 2015-16; how long it took to reach each such agreement; how many such...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue has been raised through measures to tackle aggressive tax avoidance by large companies since 2010.

      European Investment Bank

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to retain the UK's shareholding in the European Investment Bank after the UK leaves the EU.

      Government Departments: Credit Cards

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish a list of government departments and agencies that apply a surcharge when customers make payments by credit card.

      Rent a Room Scheme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 3.22 of the Spring Budget 2017, what his proposals are on the redesign of rent-a-room relief; and when he plans to consult of...

      Treasury: Procurement

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 21 March 2017 to Question 65005, on procurement, what estimate he has made of the total budget for procurement management in each...

      European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to (a) retain or (b) increase the UK's shareholding in the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; and if he will make a...

      Employee Benefit Trusts: Roadchef

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will meet the Chief Executive of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to discuss how HMRC deals with cases of unjust enrichment; and if he will examine the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the letter of 1 March 2017 from the hon. Member for Wolverhampton South West on Making Tax Digital, reference ZA6919.

      Bank Cards: Fees and Charges

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March 2017 to Question 67778, what steps he is taking to ensure local trading standards officers are adequately resourced to...

      Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, at what level of seniority his Department had discussions with (a) the Royal Bank of Scotland and (b) NatWest on their programmes for nationwide branch...

      Aerospace Industry

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Government has made of the potential implications of the proposed US Border Adjustment Tax for the UK aerospace industry; and what...

      Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government plans to encourage high street banks to offer the Lifetime ISA.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend pension freedoms to those women born in the 1950s affected by the change in the state pension age to allow them to access their entire...

      Lloyds of London: Belgium

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the economy of Lloyds of London establishing a new subsidiary in Brussels following the UK's exit...

      European Banking Authority and European Medicines Agency: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the tax revenues that will be lost when the European Medicines Agency and the European Banking Authority leave the UK.

      Children: Poverty

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will make an assessment of the effect of freezing rates of child benefit and child tax credit on children living in poverty in Kilmarnock...

      Paye

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what use HM Revenue and Customs makes of BACS hashing to check the accuracy of employers' submissions through real-time information of employees' pay.

      Revenue and Customs: Location

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans for the equality impact assessment for the Building Our Future proposals to be published.

      Treasury: Living Wage

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans there are for HM Revenue and Customs to sign up to be a living wage employer.

      Treasury: Freedom of Information

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff in his Department respond to Freedom of Information requests.

      Employee Benefit Trusts: Roadchef

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the implications of paragraph 181 of the judgement in the case of Roadchef Employees Benefit Trust Ltd v Ingram Hill 2014...

      European Banking Authority: Location

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the UK banking sector of the relocation out of the UK of the European Banking Authority.

      Debts: Cars

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the level of personal debt relating to car purchases in each of the last five years.

      Fuels: Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many arrests have been made in connection with fuel fraud in Northern Ireland since 1 January 2017.

      Property: Money Laundering

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the proceeds of (a) tax evasion, (b) tax avoidance, (c) corruption and (d) other criminal activities are...

      Public Sector Debt

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of public sector net debt at the end of the current financial year.

      Taxation: Landlords

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the potential effect of taxing landlords on their income rather than profit on the cost of rent for tenants.

      Revenue and Customs: Staff

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to increase staffing levels in HM Revenue and Customs after the UK has left the EU and EU customs union.

      Acas

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the policy of HM Revenue and Customs is on requests for ACAS Early Conciliations made by its employees who are seeking to resolve workplace disputes.

  • Prime Minister

    • Prime Minister: Security

      To ask the Prime Minister, how many security passes giving access to 10 Downing Street's premises have been issued in each year since 2010.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Council Tax Reduction Schemes: Garston and Halewood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of households in Garston and Halewood constituency in receipt of council tax support had a (a) working age tenant...

    • Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of building council housing as a means of reducing housing benefit expenditure.

      Social Security Benefits: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when his Department plans to close down the IT systems for legacy benefits after the roll-out of universal credit.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Data Protection

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

      Department for Work and Pensions: Security

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

      Department for Work and Pensions: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are currently employed by his Department.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Security

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

      Department for Work and Pensions: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many security passes giving access to his Department's premises are currently valid.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many members of staff have been employed by his Department (a) in total and (b) as caseworkers at the Child Maintenance Service in each of...

      Child Maintenance Service: Falkirk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many of his Department's staff at the Child Maintenance Service in the Northern Business Unit, Falkirk have been employed to take...

      Veterans: Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many former service men and women were in receipt of personal independence payments in each of the last five years.

      Health and Safety Executive: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications the board of the Health and Safety Executive received during its last intake.

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department plans to take to promote the uptake of the Access to Work programme with (a) employers and (b) employees.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to allow local authorities to issue housing benefit payments to claimants on more than one date in each month to...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2017 to Question 65535, on procurement, what estimate he has made of the total budget for procurement...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many victims of domestic violence have been registered with the Child Maintenance Service in each year since that Service's creation; and...

      Employment: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will launch a national programme to promote the employment potential of autistic people to employers.

      Employment: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will record the number of autistic people in employment as part of the Labour Force Survey; and what steps his Department has taken to...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, following the accepting of an appeal against a personal independence payment award, how many claimants (a) are offered a revised decision by...

      Older Workers: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the number of people approaching state pension age who are assessed by the Government as unable to work.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take steps to introduce a non-means-tested bridging pension to provide an income from the age of 60 years old until state pension...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to paragraphs 1.296 and 1.297 of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, what progress his Department has made by...

      Social Security Benefits: York Central

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much has accrued to the public purse as a result of benefit sanctions against people in York Central constituency in each of the last five...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of staff employed by his Department are employed on a contract which is (a) full-time permanent, (b) part-time...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much the Child Maintenance Service received from the 20 per cent handling fee for calculated maintenance in the last year for which...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Child Maintenance Service applies a 20 per cent handling fee to the arrears of paying parents.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many parents used the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) to make payments in the last year; and how many parents resolved maintenance issues...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much the Child Maintenance Service received from receiving parents contributing a four per cent handling fee of the calculated maintenance...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will bring forward proposals to take into consideration pension deductions prior to calculating child maintenance payments.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will bring forward proposals to change the child maintenance calculations from gross to net income.

      Employment Services: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish a list of private sector organisations that provide back to work support services for claimants of (a) jobseeker's...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of women born in the 1950s affected by the change in the state pension age who have access to an...

      Jobcentres: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of his Department introducing a (a) maximum distance of travel criterion for jobcentre and...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average processing time is for claims of (a) employment and support allowance, (b) carer's allowance and (c) attendance allowance;...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people unable to work who are withdrawing their private pensions before reaching state pension age...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of personal independence payment cases overturned at reconsideration or appeal stages were initially assessed as scoring zero...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of personal independence payment cases were overturned on appeal at (a) mandatory reconsideration and (b) appeal stage in 2016.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff are seconded to his Department; and how many such staff are seconded from which companies and organisations.

      Personal Independence Payment: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with epilepsy who were previously in receipt of disability living allowance and have undergone a review to assess their...

      Employment: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of people (a) with hearing loss and (b) who list their primary medical condition as...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on what criteria his Department based its decision to extend the contracts of Atos Healthcare and Capita for personal independence payment...

      Personal Independence Payment: Epilepsy

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

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to review the effectiveness of the assessment criteria for personal independence payments; and if he will make a statement.

      Health and Safety Executive: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of the Health and Safety Executive board are (a) women, (b) from black or minority ethnic backgrounds, (c) disabled and (d)...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people receiving disability living allowance have been reassessed for personal independence payments in the (a) 16 to 24, (b) 25 to...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether a person assessed in an employment and support allowance or personal independence payment assessment is entitled to a copy of the LIMA...

      Health and Safety Executive: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, who makes appointments to the Board of the Health and Safety Executive; which other organisations or individuals provide advice on those...

      Housing Benefit: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will bring forward proposals to ensure that housing benefit is paid direct only to landlords, or letting agents, who are Propertymark...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to safeguard sensitive personal data potentially discussed in the proposed new health and work conversation for employment...

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many public access computer terminals there are for searching Universal Jobmatch and applying for universal credit across the Jobcentre...

      Housing Benefit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of changes to housing benefit for 18 to 21 year olds on local authority spending on...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 January 2017 to Question 60322, on what date the final referrals to Work Choice will be made.

      Homelessness: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of changes to housing benefit for unemployed 18 to 21-year olds on levels of...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work of 18 April 2017, Official Report, columns 650-51,...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of disability living allowance reassessments, including cases following either a mandatory reconsideration or an appeal, have...

      Carer's Allowance: West Bromwich East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in West Bromwich East constituency receive carer's allowance.

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons the number of children in relative low-income households increased between 2014-15 and 2015-16.

      Pensioners: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons pensioner poverty increased between 2014-15 and 2015-16.

      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 refined estimates of...

  • Home Office

    • Hate Crime: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidences of online (a) hate crime, (b) anti-Semitism and (c) Islamophobia have resulted in convictions in the last (i) 12, (ii)...

    • Crossbows: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans the Government has to review controls on the online sale of crossbows.

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many nationals of each of the other 27 EU countries were employed by (a) her Department and (b) UK Visas and Immigration in (i) 2013,...

      Vetting: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Disclosure and Barring Service applications from (a) Camberwell and Peckham constituency and (b) London took more than 60 days to...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to answer Question 59275 on marriages of convenience tabled by the hon. Member for Westmorland and Lonsdale on 10 January 2017.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 6 March 2017 to Question 66137, on asylum: children, if she will provide directly the information requested in...

      Firearms: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children under 14 in England and Wales hold certificates that allow them to use shotguns under the supervision of an adult.

      Police Custody: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many custody suites in police stations were closed in 2015-16.

      Home Office: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which projects and initiatives in her Department are funded in full or in part by the EU; and what plans she has to maintain that level of...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the merits of creating a new criminal offence of the possession of illegally obtained information as a...

      Aviation: Natural Disasters

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to use general aviation airfields and volunteer pilots to enhance emergency supply chains during natural disasters such...

      Cryptography: Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the banking sector on end-to-end encryption technology in the last 12 months.

      Hotels: Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to raise awareness within the hotel industry of child sexual exploitation.

      Home Office: Management Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 7 March 2017 to Question 65688, how much of the procurement spending of her Department was for the services of...

      St Pancras Station: Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many ePassport gates there are at St Pancras International Station; and what proportion of those gates have been fully functional on...

      Home Office: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of staff employed by her Department are employed on a contract which is (a) full-time permanent, (b) part-time...

      Overseas Visitors: Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of applications for visitor visas from nationals of Zimbabwe were granted in each of the last five years.

      Home Office: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to paragraphs 1.296 and 1.297 of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, what progress her Department has made by...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children who arrived in the UK under the Dublin III Regulation in 2016 were assessed under section 17 of the Children Act 1989.

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the time taken to examine electronic devices in suspected child sexual exploitation cases.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that the decision-making process for asylum claims takes full account of the extent of abuse and torture...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied asylum seeking children were screened in (a) Croydon and (b) Salford in each year between 2010 and 2016.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied children claimed asylum in (a) the UK, (b) the North West, (c) Greater Manchester and (d) Wigan in the last 12 months.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on refused asylum seekers who comply with her Department's requirements but have no immediate prospect of leaving the UK.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions for possession of synthetic cannabinoids have been commenced since changes in the law relating to synthetic...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of stateless children in the UK.

      Refugees: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many vulnerable adult women refugees, including gender-based violence survivors, pregnant refugee women and women with newly born...

      Proof of Identity

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have purchased the Proof of Age Standards scheme card since its launch in 2000.

      St Pancras Station: Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the change in the amount of time taken to access the platforms at St Pancras International station since the...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many refused asylum seekers were granted accommodation under Section 4(2) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 by country of origin in...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied children were granted asylum in the UK in the last 12 months, by nationality.

      Sexual Harm Prevention Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many sexual harm prevention orders were granted in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013, (e) 2014, (f) 2015 and (g) 2016.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what specialist mental health support is provided to unaccompanied asylum-seeking children in the UK.

      Home Office: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff are seconded to her Department; and how many such staff are seconded from which companies and organisations.

      Distributive Trade: Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the implications for modern slavery of the use of third party agencies to supply temporary workers in the...

      Europol

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the Government's policy is on the UK's membership of Europol after the UK has left the EU.

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps her Department has taken to reduce the number of child sexual offences.

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were deprived of UK citizenship for actions seriously prejudicial to the vital interests of the UK in each of the three...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that children who have family in the UK who were affected by the Dunkirk refugee camp fire are...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Government's new Drug Strategy will be published.

      Politics and Government: Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the safety of returning supporters of Biafran independence to Nigeria.

      Overseas Students: Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many non-EU students were unaccounted for at the end of their courses in each of the last five years.

      Aviation: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what equalities monitoring her Department conducts on actions by (a) US immigration officials present at UK airports pursuant to an...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the letter of 6 March 2017 from the hon. Member for Walsall North concerning a constituent, ref T1183944.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of changes to her Department's funding for (a) police forces in England and Wales and (b)...

      Driving under Influence: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how long it took to award type approval to drugalysers.

      Crimes of Violence: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment the Government has made of the ability of local commissioners to fulfil the aims of the National Statement of...

      Police: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers there have been in (a) the London Borough of Southwark and (b) London in each of the last seven years.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether planned changes to the National Police Funding Formula will result in a reduction of funding for urban police forces.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish a copy of the standard contract used for outsourcing the provision of homes for asylum seekers.

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for naturalisation to become a British citizen were (a) rejected on the grounds that the applicant was made bankrupt...

      Breathalysers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress is being made by her Department on obtaining Home Office Type Approval for mobile evidential breath testing equipment.

  • 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, on procurement, what estimate he has made of the total budget for procurement...

    • Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many applications the board of the Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland received during its last intake.

      Northern Ireland Office: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to paragraphs 1.296 and 1.297 of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, what progress his Department has made by...

      Northern Ireland Office: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many and what proportion of staff employed by his Department are employed on a contract which is (a) full-time permanent, (b) part-time...

      Northern Ireland Office: Management Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2017 to Question 64400, how much of the spending on external contracts was for the services of management...

      Northern Ireland Office: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many staff are seconded to his Department; and how many such staff are seconded from which companies and organisations.

  • Department of Health

    • Air Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much public funding was provided to air ambulance organisations in each of the last five years.

    • Department of Health: Data Protection

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

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of eligible people applied for the Healthy Start scheme in (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17 to date; and what plans his...

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to make concessions available to reduce hospital car-parking charges for unwaged student nurses.

      Department of Health: Security

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

      Department of Health: Security

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

      Department of Health: Staff

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

      Department of Health: Security

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

      Blood: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Government plans to next review restrictions related to blood donation (a) in general and (b) on the deferral criterion for people classified as...

      Veterans: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many former service men and women were diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder in each of the last five years.

      Incinerators: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what date the Incinerators Study by the Small Area Health Statistics Unit will be published.

      Department of Health: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff are seconded to his Department; and how many such staff are seconded from which companies and organisations.

      Chronic Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the implementation of the UK Strategy for Rare Disease; and if he will make a statement.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many reports of (a) all adverse and (b) serious adverse reactions to (i) Cervarix, (ii) Gardasil and (iii) generic human papilloma virus vaccines the...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the evidential basis was for the elimination in the uplift of annual payments in 2018-19 for patients suffering from stage 2 hepatitis C who were...

      Drugs: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that new drugs developed in part with financial support from government are made available to NHS patients.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that existing and cost-effective drugs which have been shown to be effective in reducing the risk of recurrence and...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the forthcoming Green Paper on adult social care funding will look at the needs of everyone who receives adult social care.

      Aortic Dissection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve early diagnosis and treatment of aortic dissection.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many units of dental activity were unused in 2015-16.

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children in (a) Batley and Spen constituency, (b) Kirklees, (c) West Yorkshire and (d) England were admitted to hospital for a tooth extraction...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what NHS services are failing to meet NICE guidelines for financial reasons.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what specialist mental health support is provided to unaccompanied asylum seeking children in the UK.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether new funding will be made available for NHS England to commission new advanced services under the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework in 2017-18.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of introduction of QALYS into the appraisal of highly specialised technologies (HST); and if he will take steps...

      Cancer: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he or officials of his Department have had with Health Education England on the delivery of the strategic review of the cancer workforce.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the publication of Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View, published on 6 April 2017, what plans his Department has to align the...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that the creation of accountable care systems from sustainability and transformation plans does not lead to...

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that patients recovering from stroke have access to specialist stroke recovery services such as those provided by the...

      Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to (a) ensure clear treatment pathways for people with obsessive compulsive disorder and (b) promote informed choices...

      Bladder Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect on the quality of life of patients of each of the existing treatment options for bladder cancer; and what...

      Hepatitis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to ensure that people who test negative for hepatitis B but possess risk factors are offered a vaccination for that virus.

      Hepatitis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to introduce a universal vaccination for hepatitis B.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment the Government has made of the potential effect on the level of mature student applications of NHS bursaries being replaced with student...

      Bladder Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to accelerate the diagnosis of people with bladder cancer.

      Bladder Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduce geographic variation in mortality rates for bladder cancer.

      European Medicines Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has made to his EU counterparts on the presence of the European Medicines Agency in the UK after the UK leaves the EU.

      European Medicines Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has made to his EU counterparts on the UK remaining a member of the European Medicines Agency after the UK leaves the EU.

      Coeliac Disease: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment (a) his Department and (b) NHS England has made of the potential financial effect on people of ending access to gluten-free prescriptions.

      Medical Treatments: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what deadline NHS England has set for consideration of new proposals for investment in specialised treatments through its 2018-19 annual prioritisation...

      Medical Treatments: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons NHS England did not consider any commissioning policies that were not included in its 2016-17 annual prioritisation process as part of...

      Medical Treatments: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons NHS England published the priority levels for commissioning policies considered through its annual prioritisation process in July 2016...

      Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients under the care of Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group waiting to be discharged from hospital are classified as having been...

      Drugs: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on the speed of patients' access to drugs and treatments compared to other OECD countries...

      Drugs: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has had discussions with the (a) Office for Life Sciences and (b) Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the...

      Drugs: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of NICE and NHS England's proposed changes to the arrangements for evaluating and funding...

      Drugs: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what evaluation metrics his Department has put in place to assess the potential effect of NICE and NHS England's proposed changes to the arrangements for...

      NHS England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what oversight and accountability mechanisms his Department will have over NHS England's Strategic Commercial Unit.

      Mental Health Services: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to reform mental health services for (a) prisoners and (b) those recently released from prison.

      Dental Services: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 21 March 2017 to Question 909377, on dental services: Birmingham, when NHS England plans to start the scheme referred to; and...

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 15 March 2017 to Question 66939, on dental services: children, if he will provide the information in that Answer disaggregated...

      Food: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost of establishing a new regulatory framework for food safety after the UK leaves the EU.

      NHS Trusts: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS Trusts are required to pay the apprenticeship levy; how much in total NHS Trusts will pay; in which areas of employment NHS Trusts will...

      Community Health Services: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2017 to Question 70182, on Community Health Services: Liverpool, for what reasons (a) Merseycare spent around...

      Community Health Services: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what sponsorship (a) arrangements and (b) events Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group has participated in since its inception; what costs were incurred...

      Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group: Audit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what queries have been raised by the auditors of Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group in each year since its inception; what steps were taken in...

      Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library a copy of the job vacancy notice which was issued by Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group for a senior administrator to...

      NHS Shared Business Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was paid in profit to (a) his Department and (b) Sopra Steria in each of the last three years from NHS Shared Business Services.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the amount of deficit in NHS trusts and foundation trusts in (a) 2016-17 and (b) 2017-18.

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to raise awareness among men about prostate cancer since the 2014 pilot programme run by Public Health England.

      NHS: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to page 53 of Next Steps on the Five Year Forward View, published in March 2017, to which organisations and geographies the statement that...

      General Practitioners: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time was for a GP appointment in (a) Bristol East, (b) Bristol and (c) the UK in each of the last five years.

      Hospitals: Bristol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time was for hospital referrals in Bristol in each of the last five years; and how many and what proportion of patients in...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of accident and emergency patients were treated within four hours in (a) North Bristol Trust, (b) University Hospitals Bristol Trust and...

      Department of Health: North Herefordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has spent in North Herefordshire constituency since 2015.

      Bury Clinical Commissioning Group: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding has been provided to Bury Clinical Commissioning Group in each year since it was established.

      Surgery: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many non-urgent operations have been cancelled in hospitals in the London Borough of Southwark in each of the last seven years.

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of NHS pay levels and rates of pay increase on staff (a) retention and (b) morale.

      Dental Services: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average time for an application to the National Dental Performers List to be processed has been in each of the last five years.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Minimum Wage: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the budget is for HM Revenue and Customs national minimum wage enforcement for 2016-17.

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Data Protection

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

      Tidal Power: Swansea Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether a review has been carried out of the environmental impact assessment of the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon; and if he...

      Research: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what funding his Department allocates to the Britain Israel Research and Academic Exchange Partnership.

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the net cost to the public purse was of the (a) domestic and (b) non-domestic consumer Renewable Heat Incentive...

      Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the budget of the Employment Agencies Inspectorate was for 2016-17.

      Direct Selling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if his Department will take steps to encourage local communities to set up no cold calling zones.

      Coal Fired Power Stations: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential reduction in carbon dioxide emissions of replacing all coal...

      Sellafield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the total lifetime cost of the Sellafield nuclear waste plant in Cumbria.

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many management contracts placed by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority have been cancelled early in each of the...

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions (a) his Department or (b) the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority had with Energy Solutions and Bechtel...

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what provisions were made for the termination of the Magnox decommissioning contract issued in 2012 to the Cavendish...

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority on the point at which the discovered...

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish any quantification by the Nuclear Decommissioning Agency of the (a) work that was tendered for and...

      Energy Intensive Industries: Carbon Capture and Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the efficacy of carbon capture and utilisation technologies in providing...

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the previous Chair and Chief Executive of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority were given a severance payment...

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Written Statement of 27 March 2017, HCWS 554, when the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority became aware...

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government took after judgment, Energysolutions EU Ltd v Nuclear Decommissioning Authority [2016] EWHC...

      Retail Trade: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has made to the (a) Secretary of State for Justice and (b) Home Secretary on the level of...

      Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has for further reforms to the Capacity Market as a result of the revision of new gas generation capacity...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many staff are seconded to his Department; and how many such staff are seconded from which companies and organisations.

      Parental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what comparative assessment he has made of the uptake of shared parental leave and maternity leave in each constituent...

      Directors: Conduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many insolvency practitioners are registered to use the online Director Conduct Reporting Service.

      Product Recalls and Safety Working Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he expects the final report of the Working Group on Product Recalls and Safety to be published; and if he will...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of its spending on managing procurement since it was established; and what...

      Local Growth Deals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 21 March 2017 to Question 68255, on local growth deals, what funds are available for...

      Manufacturing Industries: Calderdale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support the manufacturing sector in Calderdale.

      Carbon Capture and Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what projects and activities are being carried out on carbon capture and storage in his Department overseen by the...

      Energy: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to review the efficacy of energy switching sites.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 29 March 2017 to Question 68881, how much of the additional £1.548 million reduction in...

      Wind Power: Powys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which grace period deadline would apply to Bryn Blaen Wind Farm in Powys under the Renewables Obligation support scheme.

      Directors: Conduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many reports have been lodged on the Director Conduct Reporting Service under section 7A of the Company Directors...

      Cement: Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much coal the UK cement industry used in each year from 2005 to the latest year for which figures are available;...

      Plastics: Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what quality of steam coal the UK carbon fibre industry requires; where it currently sources coal; and if he will make...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many staff in his Department respond to Freedom of Information requests.

      Research: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support investment in science research at universities within (a) West Sussex and (b) the...

      Galileo System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with EU counterparts on the continued participation of the UK in the Galileo project after...

      Galileo System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many UK-based companies will potentially be excluded from the Galileo project supply chain after the UK has left the EU.

      Global Navigation Satellite Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what navigation system he plans for the UK to use after the UK has left the EU.

      Hydroelectric Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the feed-in tariff on low head hydro schemes in England; and if he will...

      European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that staff remain in the UK in the light of the European Centre for...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Army: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of infantry enlistees have left the army before completing their training in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

    • Army: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many army recruits aged under 18 were discharged for a defect on enlistment in the last two years for which figures are available; and what each of...

      Army: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many prospective AFCH instructors (a) failed the Army Staff and Leadership School (ASLS), (b) arrived at the ASLS without disclosure and barring...

      Armed Forces: Communication

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect of the cessation of the e-bluey system on the families of armed service personnel.

      RAF St Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of relocation of No 4 School of Technical Training at St Athan to RAS Cosford on (a) 614 RAF...

      Ministry of Defence: Departmental Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has plans to change rules governing the disposal of military records; and whether any changes to those rules over the last 30 years.

      RAF St Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library copies of discussion papers on the proposed relocation of his Department's St Athan No 4 School of Technical Training to...

      MOD Lyneham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the off-site accommodation costs for phase 3 trainees at RAF Lynham has been in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      RAF St Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what sport and recreation facilities are available on his Department's St Athan site; and if he will make a statement.

      RAF St Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate his Department has made of the costs of (a) staff relocation, (b) movement of equipment and (c) upgrading of buildings associated with...

      Ministry of Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place the 2017 Initial Gate Business Case for Project CUBIT in the Library; and if he will make a statement.

      Ministry of Defence: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraphs 1.296 and 1.297 of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, what progress his Department has made by estimated...

      Aircraft Carriers: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department plans for the Maritime Intra Theatre Lift Solution to be identified.

      HMS Queen Elizabeth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how his Department plans to supply the QEC Carrier Group at extended range with any critical items not held on board an accompanying solid support ship.

      Joint Intelligence Analysis Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost (a) in total and (b) to the public purse will be of the planned development of the Joint Intelligence Operations Centre Europe Analytic...

      Armed Forces' Pay Review Body

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many applications the board of the Armed Forces' Pay Review Body received during its last intake.

      Ministry of Defence: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of staff employed by his Department are employed on a contract which is (a) full-time permanent, (b) part-time permanent,...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 24 February 2017 to Question 64013, on armed forces: deployment, what the legal basis was for UK involvement in US airstrikes...

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what deployments have been made of the armed forces to (a) other EU member states, (b) other non-EU EEA member states and (c) states which are applying...

      Ministry of Defence: Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent by his Department on private school fees for children of staff who are based (a) in the UK and (b) overseas in 2016-17.

      Aircraft Carriers: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 2.33 of the National Audit Office report, Delivering Carrier Strike, published on 16 March 2017, whether his Department...

      Ministry of Defence: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department is enrolled on any trusted flagger programmes with social media companies.

      Iraq: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether UK armed forces in Iraq have made official video recordings of interrogations of Iraqi detainees.

      Ministry of Defence: Management Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 7 March 2017 to Question 65681, on procurement, how much of the procurement spending in each of those years related to the...

      World War I: Departmental Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether documents relevant to the Haig Board of Inquiry into the Etaples mutiny in 1917 are retained by the Government.

      Ministry of Defence: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff in his Department respond to Freedom of Information requests.

      Military Bases: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Department's report, A Better Defence Estate, published in November 2016, what the annual running costs of (a) Imphal Barracks,...

      Military Bases: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what buildings within the military sites listed in the Better Defence Estate programme in City of York constituency have a listed historical status.

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 14 March 2016 to Question 30993, what the timeline is for the procurement and installation of a collision warning system...

      NATO: Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) military assets and (b) personnel from his Department took part in NATO exercise Dynamic Manta from 13 to 25 March 2017.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 3 April 2017 to Question 69280, how many of the (a) service family accommodation and (b) single living accommodation units are...

      Marines: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the manpower by unit (a) actual and (b) projected of the Royal Marines.

      Military Bases: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what consultation his Department undertook prior to the decision to publish on 7 November 2016, his Department's Better Defence Estate Strategy to...

      Military Bases: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many other countries (a) used in the last 10 years and (b) plan to use the medical training facilities at Strensall Station in the City of York.

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the manpower of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary was for each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Warships and Submarines: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what Royal Navy ships and submarines have been decommissioned in each of the last five years; which are to be decommissioned over the next five years;...

      Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what new weapon systems were due into service in each of the last five years.

      Ministry of Defence: North Herefordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent in North Herefordshire constituency since 2015.

      Bomb Disposal: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions explosive ordnance disposal personnel were deployed in Northern Ireland between 1 January and 31 March 2017.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when Westminster residents were first consulted on the use of Victoria Tower Gardens for a National Holocaust Memorial and...

    • National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, who in (a) the Prime Minister's Office and (b) his Department considered the three original proposals for the siting of the...

      Airports: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the criteria are for granting of planning permission on strategic airfield sites to be reviewed.

      Dunsfold Aerodrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what criteria he plans to use to assess the case for planning permission for housing on Dunsfold Aerodrome.

      Severe Disability Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 5 January 2016 to Question 20446, on severe disability premium, whether the Government plans to (a)...

      Equity Release: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the effect of the growth of the equity release industry on housing options for older people.

      Refuges: Minority Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of whether current refuge provision for BAMER women who are victims of abuse is sufficient to meet...

      Communities and Local Government: Security

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

      Communities and Local Government: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people holding security passes for other Government Departments are granted access to his Department's premises with...

      Communities and Local Government: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people are currently employed by his Department.

      Communities and Local Government: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many security passes giving access to his Department's premises are currently valid.

      Housing: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities in England have a deliverable five year housing land supply as required by the National Planning...

      Airports: Vacant Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he plans to take to reclassify the status of airfields to greenfield under planning regulations.

      Building Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what use is made of Clerks of Works in evaluating building projects.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to strengthen provisions in building regulations on ensuring that materials and methods used in housing...

      Disabled Facilities Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 30 March 2017 to Question 69298, what steps his Department is taking to oblige upper tier authorities...

      Small Businesses: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many businesses will benefit from the targeted support for Small Business Rate Relief measure in Budget 2017; and what the...

      Households

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how his Department calculated household projections provided in its publication, 2014-based household projections in England,...

      Communities and Local Government: North Herefordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department has spent in North Herefordshire constituency since 2015.

      Council Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will proceed with the forced sale of council homes and other assets to fund the Right to Buy.

      Council Housing: West Bromwich East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people are on the waiting list for council housing in West Bromwich East constituency.

      Private Rented Housing: West Bromwich East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of tenants in West Bromwich East constituency live in private rented accommodation.

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many affordable homes were completed in each of the last seven years in (a) England and (b) each region.

      Starter Home Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many starter homes he expects to be completed by 8 June 2017.

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of adult social care funding.

  • Scotland Office

  • Department for International Trade

    • Coal Fired Power Stations: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential contribution by UK businesses to the Indian Government's plan to replace all coal...

    • Department for International Trade: Data Protection

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

      Department for International Trade: Security

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

      Department for International Trade: Staff

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

      Exports: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many companies in (a) West Yorkshire and (b) Calderdale exported goods or services to non-EU countries in each year since 2010.

      Department for International Trade: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many and what proportion of staff employed by his Department are employed on a contract which is (a) full-time permanent, (b) part-time...

      Department for International Trade: Management Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how much his Department has spent on the services of management consultants since its creation.

      Department for International Trade: Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with which civil society organisations officials of his Department have met to discuss sustainable development and trade since July 2016.

      Department for International Trade: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many staff are seconded to his Department; and how many such staff are seconded from which companies and organisations.

      Overseas Trade: Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department is taking to increase trade with Egypt.

      Drugs: Philippines

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether he discussed deaths related to the war on drugs in the Philippines at his meeting with the President of the Philippines on 4 April 2017.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Voting Rights: Females

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when she plans to announce further details of the £5 million funding to be made available to women's groups to celebrate 100 years of voting...

  • Department for Transport

    • Aviation: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to incentivise the use of quieter aircraft in the general aviation sector.

    • Department for Transport: Security

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

      Department for Transport: Security

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

      Department for Transport: Security

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

      Airports: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to encourage the building and opening of new airfields.

      Department for Transport: Data Protection

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

      Aviation: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will seek a UK exemption on current EU targets for 8.33kHz radio adoption.

      Aviation: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the costs to flying schools of complying with the UK's current EU targets for 8.33kHz radio adoption.

      Air Traffic Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of re-designating formal (a) aerodrome traffic and (b) military air traffic zones handling below...

      Aviation: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make representations to Naric to recognise airline transport pilots' licence ground schooling as a formal accredited qualification.

      Aviation: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a new type of professional pilot apprenticeship to incentivise those undertaking...

      Parking: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the policies operated by local authorities on parking charges in supporting the local economy...

      High Speed Two

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, who makes appointments to the Board of HS2 Limited; which other organisations or individuals provide advice on those appointments; and at what stage...

      Transport: Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness with (a) taxi firms and (b) bus companies of child sexual exploitation.

      Transport: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to paragraph 4.22 of the Spring Budget 2017, how much of the £690 million fund to support local transport projects will be...

      Leeds-Bradford Airport: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to improve rail connectivity to Leeds-Bradford airport.

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to carry out further work with local authorities on pavement parking issues.

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to paragraph 3.19 of the Autumn Statement 2016, how much of the £450 million had been (a) released to Network Rail and (b) spent;...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) full-time, (b) part-time, (c) full-time equivalent and (d) agency staff work for the DVLA.

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will take steps to produce a national strategy to prevent vehicles parking on pavements.

      Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency and Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions the Government has had on the key performance indicators for the objectives set out in the newly published business strategies for...

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 24 February 2017 to Question 64875, on parking: pedestrian areas, what further progress his Department has made in looking...

      High Speed Two

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2017 to Question 65186, on High Speed 2, how much was paid to each of the contractors listed in Annex A in 2015.

      High Speed Two

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2017 to Question 65186, on High Speed 2, which of the contractors listed in Annex A have been paid total fees of...

      Vehicle Number Plates: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many cases of vehicle licence plate cloning there have been in each year since 2012.

      High Speed Two: Bechtel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many personnel at HS2 Ltd are or have been at any time on secondment from Bechtel.

      Vehicle Number Plates: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to protect victims of vehicle licence plate cloning from receiving driving penalties for driving offences they...

      FairFuelUK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent representations he has received from FairFuelUK.

      Department for Transport: North Herefordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department has spent in North Herefordshire constituency since 2015.

      Southern: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answers of 20 January 2017 to Question 60337 and 21 March 2017 to Question 67853, on what date he received the (a) advice and (b) set...

      Road Traffic Offences: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on educating drivers in built-up areas in which schools are located on...

      Regional Airports: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the recent effect of noise pollution from international flights at regional airports on neighbourhoods situated...

      Diesel Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to ensure that consumers affected by the manipulation of car emissions data receive adequate compensation from the manufacturers...

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on preventing pavement parking since the withdrawal of the Pavement Parking (Protection of Vulnerable Pedestrians) Bill...

      Camberwell Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to re-open Camberwell Station on the Thameslink Line.

      Southern: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much compensation has been paid to Southern Rail passengers in each of the last seven years; and what steps the Government is taking to provide...

      Railways: Southwark

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of Govia Thameslink trains have been late arriving at train stations in the London Borough of Southwark in each of the last seven years.

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress he has made on developing legislative proposals on pavement parking.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • British Nationals Abroad: Carbon Monoxide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will maker it his policy to encourage travellers to bring a carbon monoxide alarm with them when travelling abroad.

    • Crimes Outside National Territories: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to assess the effectiveness of extraterritorial jurisdiction in allowing the UK police...

      British Nationals Abroad: Carbon Monoxide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will set out the Government's position on the promotion of carbon monoxide safety for people travelling abroad.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Security

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

      Chechnya: Homosexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on reports of detentions and executions of gay men in Chechnya; and if he will make a...

      Yemen: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to help to ensure that Hudayah port in Yemen remains open to import food and humanitarian aid.

      Golan Heights: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Israeli Government on the threat posed by Hezbollah and others on the Golan Heights.

      Jordan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Government of Jordan on retaining and maintaining peace in the Middle East.

      USA: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the proposed Taylor Force Act and ending that country's provision...

      Raymond Koh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Malaysian authorities on the recent disappearance and apparent abduction of Christian...

      Egypt: Copts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will discuss with his counterpart in the Egyptian Government progress on apprehending the people responsible for the...

      North Korea: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on how many UK nationals have been issued with visas for the purpose of visiting North...

      Afghanistan: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the new guidance on sexual orientation and gender identity in...

      Nabeel Rajab

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Government of Bahrain on the case of Nabeel Rajab.

  • Department for International Development

    • Commonwealth: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with her Commonwealth counterparts on tackling (a) malaria and (b) other global health threats.

    • Iraq: Kurds

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans her Department has to make British medical aid available to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

      Department for International Development: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2017 to Question 66402, on procurement, what estimate she has made of the amount spent on...

      Horn of Africa: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps the Government has taken to persuade her international counterparts to (a) increase financial support and (b) assist...

      Independent Commission for Aid Impact: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many applications the board of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact received during its last intake.

      Department for International Development: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to paragraphs 1.296 and 1.297 of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, what progress her Department has made...

      Department for International Development: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many and what proportion of staff employed by her Department are employed on a contract which is (a) full-time permanent, (b)...

      Developing Countries: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of UK official development assistance was allocated for the treatment of diabetes and other non-communicable diseases...

      Department for International Development: Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many staff of her Department based (a) in the UK and (b) overseas are in receipt of support for private school fees for children.

      Department for International Development: Management Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 30 March 2017 to Question 69290, on management consultants, whether the spend listed was for (a) advice or...

      Department for International Development: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many staff are seconded to her Department; and from which companies and organisations those staff are seconded.

      Madagascar: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of offering assistance to conservation organisations in Madagascar for the...

      Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support children displaced by climate change.

      Independent Commission for Aid Impact: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, who makes appointments to the Board of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact; which other organisations or individuals provide...

      Developing Countries: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the Government's ability to support the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

      Developing Countries: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to contribute to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality and women's...

      Developing Countries: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, to what extent her Department applies the principles of gender budgeting when assessing projects through UKAID.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, to what extent her Department takes into account the concept of human development when assessing development projects for funding...

      Central America: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will publish (a) her Department's spend in (i) Guatemala and (ii) El Salvador and (b) the projects that have been delivered in...

      Independent Commission for Aid Impact: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact Board are (a) women, (b) from black or minority ethnic backgrounds, (c)...

      Department for International Development: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many staff in her Department respond to Freedom of Information requests.

      Yemen: Famine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the UN report stating that 60 per cent of Yemenis are in crisis or emergency food situations, published on 15 March...

      Charities: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she has taken to promote take-up of her Department's small charities fund among charities in Northern Ireland.

  • Department for Education

    • Department for Education: Security

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

    • Department for Education: Security

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

      Creationism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the number of publicly funded schools that are teaching creationism.

      Citizenship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools have been found not to be teaching British values by Ofsted in each year since 2014.

      English Baccalaureate: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when her Department plans to respond to its consultation on proposals to ensure that at least 90 per cent of pupils take GCSEs in EBacc subjects.

      Pupils: Hartlepool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her policy to increase the funding per pupil in Hartlepool constituency in real terms; and if she will make a statement.

      Food Technology: Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of making cookery a mandatory component of the secondary school curriculum.

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to encourage more students to take up a creative, artistic and technical subject at GCSE.

      GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 29 March 2017 to Question 68556, what her policy is on the provision of resources and revision materials by exam boards for...

      English Language: Southampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of pupils in Southampton are defined as New to English.

      English Language: Pupils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what (a) financial and (b) teaching support is offered to schools with significant numbers of pupils with English as an additional language.

      English Language: Pupils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how the Ofsted assessment of schools recognises schools with a large New to English population.

      Social Mobility Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many applications the board of the Social Mobility Commission received during its last intake.

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to equalise survivors' benefits from the Teachers' Pension Scheme for widowers, civil partners and same sex married couples with...

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the timetable is for the Government's consultation on RSE, RE and PSHE announced on 1 March 2017, HCWS509.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many school places have been available in (a) Batley and Spen constituency, (b) Kirklees and (c) England in each of the last seven years.

      Priority School Building Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to rebuild schools which were due for rebuilding under the Building Schools for the Future programme as part of the Priority Schools...

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 123 of the report, UK Poverty: Causes and Solutions, published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on 6 September 2016, if she...

      Secondary Education: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the (a) planned and (b) actual expenditure on 16-19 education was in each of the last three years.

      Secondary Education: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department gives Ofsted inspectors in respect of mental health services offered at secondary schools.

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the Government plans to publish its consultation on the future of children's centres.

      Children: Sexting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to prevent sexting by schoolchildren and to monitor trends in the level of that activity.

      Children's Centres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Sure Start children's centres closed in England in 2017.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Child in Need assessments under the Children Act 1989 have been carried out for children arriving into care of local authorities under the...

      Schools: Shropshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Shropshire Council secondary schools have an allocated Careers and Enterprise Company adviser.

      Pupils: Grammar Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the supplementary tables published alongside her Department's consultation, Analysing family circumstances and education, what...

      Further Education: Coventry South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the (a) planned and (b) actual expenditure on 16 to 19 education provision was in each of the last three years in Coventry South constituency.

      Free School Meals: West Bromwich East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many school children in West Bromwich East constituency are not eligible for free school meals.

      Teachers: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that schools do not intentionally or unintentionally discriminate against teachers aged over 60 years who apply for...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will disclose names of individuals and organisations who attended meetings with the Chief Social Worker for Children and Families on the power...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what action was taken by her Department in response to the National Audit Office's investigation into a potential conflict of interest between the...

      Department for Education: North Herefordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department has spent in North Herefordshire constituency since 2015.

      Children: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the supplementary tables published alongside her Department's consultation, Analysing family circumstances and education, how many...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to paragraph 3.6 of the Schools national funding formula, government consultation - stage 2, what estimate her Department has made of...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to paragraph 3.6 of the Schools national funding formula, government consultation - stage 2, what her Department's methodology was for...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Homelessness

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England is taking to support local projects tackling homelessness.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much resource including (a) staff and (b) salary costs her Department has allocated to development of the Government's forthcoming...

    • Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which Government Department holds primary responsibility for policy on artificial intelligence.

      Electronic Commerce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress her Department has made on the gathering of statistics on digital trade; and if she will make a statement.

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) staff of her Department and (b) consultants have been employed in cyber security roles in each of the last five years.

      BBC Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what future funding she plans to make available to BBC Monitoring.

      Business: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, following the Government's press release dated 1 March 2016 on cyber security training for businesses, how many businesses have...

      5G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to bring forward legislative proposals to encourage the deployment of 5G mobile services; and if she will make a...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Elephants: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how the Government intends to secure a long-term future for wild elephants and their natural habitats.

    • Dogs: Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister of State of 30 March 2017, Official Report, column 480-2, on animal...

      Livestock: Hormone Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what evidence her Department has collected on prevalence of the use of pregnant mares' serum gonadotropin in (a) British...

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the number of intensive indoor dairy farms operating in the UK.

      Livestock: Hormone Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effects of the use of pregnant mares' serum gonadotropin in meat...

      Animal Welfare: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Justice and the Home Secretary on increasing the maximum...

      Deer: Exmoor National Park

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to protect red deer on Exmoor from the activities of poachers.

      Ivory: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the implications for its policies of China's recent decision to close its...

      Agriculture: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons her Department's Greenhouse Gas Action Plan for Agriculture: Review 2016, published on 14 March 2017, did...

      Neonicotinoids: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many applications for the use of neonicotinoid pesticides her Department plans to make to the European Commission during...

      Agriculture: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when her Department plans to publish the revised greenhouse gas inventory model; whether the updated representation of the...

      Ravens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what regulations cover the controlling by shooting or otherwise of ravens which predate on other species; and if she will...

      Partridges: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to secure habitats for the grey partridge.

      Exclusive Economic Zone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, within what time period after the UK leaves the EU it will assume control of its exclusive economic zone and become an...

      Agriculture: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Building a Great Future regional stakeholder events for Food, Farming and Fisheries announced by her...

      Agriculture: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Building a Great Future regional stakeholder events announced by her Department on 6 April 2017 are intended to...

      Tidal Power: Swansea Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2017 to Question 69570, whether she has seen a copy of the flooding impact assessment...

      Agriculture: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her Department's objectives are for the Building a Great Future regional stakeholder events, announced by her...

      Tidal Power: Swansea Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2017 to Question 69569, if she has seen a copy of the Environmental Impact Assessment...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to his letter of 29 March 2017 to the European Council President, if he will define the term (a) practical and (b)...

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many (a) official and (b) official sensitive documents have been recorded as lost by his Department since it was established.

      President of the European Council: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many (a) security or police staff and (b) civil servants escorted the letter triggering Article 50 to the office of the President...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many people are currently employed by his Department.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Security

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

      Joint Ministerial Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, when the next meeting of the Joint Ministerial Committee with the devolved administrations is planned to take place.

      Health: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether the fundamental right to health, and the legal obligation to ensure a high level of human protection, as set out in the EU...

      EU law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to page 32, paragraphs A.8 and A.9 of Annex A of the White Paper, Legislating for the United Kingdom's withdrawal from...

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Security

      To ask the Attorney General, how many security passes giving access to the Law Officers' Departments' premises have been issued in each year since 2010.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many and what proportion of staff employed by his Department are employed on a contract which is (a) full-time permanent, (b) part-time permanent, (c)...

    • Wales Office: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, with reference to paragraphs 1.296 and 1.297 of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, what progress his Department has made by estimated capacity...

      Wales Office: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many staff are seconded to his Department; and how many such staff are seconded from which companies and organisations.

      Wales Office: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many staff in his Department respond to Freedom of Information requests.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much her Department spent on travel that was not standard class in each of the last five years.

    • Ministry of Justice: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the five most visited websites were by staff of her Department in the last year for which figures are available.

      Ministry of Justice: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much her Department has spent on (a) hotels, (b) hospitality, (c) food and drink and (d) transport in each of the last five years for which figures...

      Hull Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many spaces on behaviour management courses will be made available to prisoners in HM Prison Hull serving public protection sentences in each...

      Ministry of Justice: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether her Department is enrolled on any trusted flagger programmes with social media companies.

      Magistrates' Courts: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress she is making on publishing online lists and results of cases which are dealt with under the single justice procedure.

      Prisons: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if she will introduce guidance for prison authorities on safe staffing levels setting out a specific prisoner to staff ratio required per shift; and if...

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2017 to Question 68373, if she will make it her policy to mandate the use of voice recorders or body cameras for (a)...

      Prisons and Probation Ombudsman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications the board of the Prison and Probation Ombudsman received during its last intake.

      Ministry of Justice: Management Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2017 to Question 65691, how much of the procurement spending in each year since 2010 related to the services of...

      Prison Officers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether she has submitted evidence to the Prison Officers Pay Review Body; and what the reasons were for the time taken for that submission.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many First-tier Tribunal appeals relating to claims for personal independence payments have been adjourned for (a) additional information and (b)...

      Dangerous Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the Government plans to publish its response to its consultation on Driving Offences and Penalties relating to causing Death or Serious Injury,...

      Crimes against the Person

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when she plans to implement the Law Commission's recommendations on Offences against the Person, published on 2 November 2015; and if the Government...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if she will publish the conclusions of her Department's Probation Services Review.

      Community Rehabilitation Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what changes have been made to the provisions governing (a) charging levels, (b) fee levels and (c) reward mechanisms in the contracts between her...

      Community Rehabilitation Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment she has made of the financial and service viability of community rehabilitation companies.

      Private Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010 makes provision for HM Courts and Tribunals Service to allow people seeking to bring a...

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment she has made of the efficacy of the mechanism by which the financial savings from her Department's proposed reform to personal injury...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Aortic Dissection

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many deaths occurred as a result of aortic dissection in (a) the UK and (b) England in each of the last 10 years.

    • Polling Stations: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he has considered the potential merits of establishing a national database of polling station workers.

      Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if the Government will pause of delay any capital projects to concentrate resources on negotiations with the EU.

      Discrimination

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many meetings he has had with whom and on what dates to discuss (a) antisemitism and (b) other forms of racism since 2015.

      Cabinet Office: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff in his Department respond to Freedom of Information requests.

      Civil Servants: Training

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants have received training through the Digital Academy since April 2016.

      Public Appointments Commissioner

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, who sat on the panel for the selection of the current Public Appointments Commissioner.

      Cabinet Office: Surveys

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his Department's total expenditure on independent polling was in the financial years (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16 and (c) 2016-17.

      Cabinet Office: Surveys

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many surveys his Department commissioned from independent companies in (a) 2014, (b) 2015 and (c) 2016 by (i) polling company, (ii) category of...

      Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people are estimated to be working and earning £11,500 or less per annum in the current financial year.

      Older Workers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people were estimated to be working beyond their 65th birthday in each of the last two years.

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department or its agencies hold any information on the alleged interference by foreign states or their agents in the EU referendum...

  • Department for Transport

    • Diesel Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the new powers for cities to adopt charges to tackle vehicle pollution, what plans they have to give financial help to drivers of diesel cars.

    • Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, as part of their decision to extend the trial of longer lorries on UK roads for a further five years, they will take specific account of the impact...

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their plans to improve compensation for rail travellers include the establishment of a Rail Ombudsman, with powers similar to those of the Energy...

      Southern

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have been officially informed by Southern Rail that they have withdrawn "turn up and go" access for disabled passengers from 33 stations; and if...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what professional qualifications were held by the suspended civil servants responsible for the drafting and evaluation of the 2012 West Coast Main Line rail...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government who drafted the bidding documents for the 2012 West Coast Main Line rail franchise.

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether all bidders for the 2012 West Coast Main Line rail franchise were sent the identical bid documents at the same time.

      Volkswagen

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration is being given to bringing charges of corporate manslaughter against VW executives who authorised the sale of diesel vehicles in the UK...

      Volkswagen

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made an estimate of the number of people in the UK who may die as a result of diesel emissions from VW cars above the regulatory limit; and...

      Diesel Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will initiate a public inquiry into the information available to HM Government between 1997 and 2005 on the dangers of diesel engines.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Welfare Assistance Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of local authorities that established a local welfare fund scheme following abolition of the Social Fund in August 2012...

    • Hotels: Planning Permission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have issued guidelines to those local authorities that are able to impose local occupancy conditions on grants of planning permission, relating...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Company Law

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the operation of the UK Corporate Governance Code.

    • Coal

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much of the energy consumed in the UK is generated by coal.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Saudi Arabia: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Prime Minister's visit to Saudi Arabia included discussions about (1) executions of dissidents and gays, (2) inferior treatment of women, and (3)...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Mobile Phones

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 21 March (HL5825), whether the information requested would be available from the Departments...

    • Government Departments: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what data they collect regarding salaries and fees paid by government departments and agencies to professional engineers and scientists; and what assessment...

      Government Departments: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the difference in salaries and fees between different professions on the number of professional engineering...

  • Department for International Development

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to either repeal or amend the International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Act 2015.

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what additional measures they will put in place to ensure that international development spending is properly targeted and delivered to those whose need is...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied that contractors engaged by them to deliver international development programmes are providing value for money.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied that all funds provided to countries where international development programmes are being supported are being directed to those in...

      Lesotho: Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider admitting Lesotho to the Connecting Classrooms programme which is funded by the Department for International Development.

      EU Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what preliminary discussions they have held with the European Commission, and with other relevant EU bodies, on the impact of the UK’s withdrawal from...

      EU Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what preliminary discussions they have held with British aid agencies and research centres on the impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on their...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Hotels: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to regulate the online hotel booking market, in particular in respect of the level of commission which may be charged.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Flood Re

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are arrangements by which the Flood Re scheme may be disapplied to private residences which exceed a certain number of bedrooms.

    • Fly-tipping: Fines

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the increase in the number of fines for fly-tipping which have been issued since the introduction of on-the-spot penalty notices on...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: North Korea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of North Korean nationals who have entered UK territories in the last five years, other than those accredited as...

  • HM Treasury

    • Banks: Closures

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the closure of high street branches of the major UK banks, what assessment they have made of the continued availability of access to...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the response by Baroness Goldie on 21 March (HL Deb, cols 248–252) concerning their commitment to fully involving Gibraltar to ensure that...

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the similarities in land border issues to be taken into consideration in relation to (1) Spain and Gibraltar, and (2)...

      Overseas Trade: Republic of Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to ensure that the principles of (1) non-discrimination, and (2) free movement of goods and services, apply to the exercise of powers...

      Brexit: Republic of Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government under what authority the government of the Republic of Ireland is playing a role in the negotiations for the UK leaving the EU.

  • Department of Health

    • Social Services: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the allocation of £2 billion of new money for adult social care to be released by 2019–20, what steps they will take to ensure that...

    • Mesothelioma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Shaughnessy on 5 April (HL6371), whether anyone collects any data on the cost of mesothelioma to the NHS; and...

      Mesothelioma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Shaughnessy on 5 April (HL6371), whether they have made any estimate of the cost of mesothelioma to the NHS;...

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