Written answers

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Driving Tests: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on which date a Minister of his Department last visited Baillieston DVSA test centre in Glasgow.

    • Driving Tests: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) part-time and (b) full-time employees are based at Baillieston DVSA test centre in Glasgow.

      Driving Tests: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which landlord provides accommodation for Baillieston DVSA test centre in Glasgow.

      Driving Tests: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on which date the current property rental contract is due to expire for the Baillieston DVSA test centre in Glasgow.

      Driving Tests: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) part-time and (b) full-time staff headcount has been at Baillieston DVSA test centre, Glasgow in each year since 2007.

      Railway Stations: Cardiff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress he has made on reviewing the proposals for (a) additional capacity improvements at Cardiff Central Station and (b) a new station at St...

      Train Operating Companies: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to encourage train operating companies to introduce automatic compensation payments on delayed services; and if he will make a statement.

      Southern: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the (a) delays and (b) knock-on delays caused to Southern services at peak time due to holding trains to prevent...

      Victoria Station: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps (a) his Department and (b) Network Rail are taking to ease peak-time overcrowding for Brighton Main Line passengers on platforms 15-19 at...

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will provide a new funding stream to encourage cycling in small towns and rural areas.

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding his Department has made available for cycling in (a) rural areas and (b) Cheshire East since 2010.

      Southeastern: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will halt the proposals contained in the future of Southeastern Trains Franchise consultation to cut trains on the Bexleyheath line to Charing...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Non-domestic Rates: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will exempt Local Community Energy Schemes from paying business rates; and if he will make a statement.

    • Opportunity and Integration Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he intends to publish the report by Dame Louise Casey on integration.

      Devolution: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what meetings he has planned on devolution for West Yorkshire.

      Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assisted living accommodation is available for people with illness and disability who are below the age of 55; and if he...

      Redbridge Borough Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what central Government funding was allocated to the London Borough of Redbridge in each year since May 2010.

      Regional Planning and Development: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the Government's policy is on the future of the Northern Powerhouse.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the Government plans to issue consultation exercise on changes to business rates.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Training: Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his policy is on leave for training for all employees.

    • Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to make a further statement on tidal power and tidal lagoons.

      Self-employed: Low Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to reduce low pay among self-employed people.

      Small Businesses: Inverclyde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if the Government will bring the Small Business Saturday 2017 roadshow to Inverclyde.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many households are using a pre-payment meter for electricity and gas in (a) the Linlithgow and East Falkirk...

      Small Businesses: Linlithgow and East Falkirk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support micro-enterprises in Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency.

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to encourage greater use of solar panels; and if he will make a statement.

      Green Investment Bank: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the cost has been to date to his Department and the Green Investment Bank (GIB) of privatising that bank; and what...

      Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of people who are incorrectly classified as self employed in the UK.

      Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to tackle the skills gap.

      Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the sector-based approach in delivering the aims of the...

      Bereavement Leave: Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the merits of introducing statutory paid leave for parents who...

      Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support the growth of small businesses.

      Tidal Lagoons Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress his Department has made on implementing the recommendations of the Hendry Review on Tidal Lagoons.

      Sharing Economy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of precarious work on the workforce.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Middle East: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with governments in the Middle East to encourage a better understanding of human rights...

    • South Sudan and Sudan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last met his counterpart in (a) Sudan and (b) south Sudan to discuss human rights.

      Russia and USA: Arms Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in the US and Russia on extending the New Strategic Arms Reduction...

      Russia: INF Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the alleged Russian violation of the INF Treaty.

      Nuclear Disarmament: Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what consideration the Government has given to supporting a pan-European nuclear cruise missile treaty, as proposed by the...

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Israeli Government on its approval of the first new settlement in the West Bank in...

      Khaled Nazzal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has had discussions with the Palestinian Authority on the naming of a square in Jenin after Khaled Nazzal.

      Department for International Development and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Ministers' Private Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many civil servants of his Department will be employed in the private offices of the joint Department for International...

      Department for International Development and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the ministerial responsibilities are of the new joint Department for International Development and Foreign and...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Global Asset Recovery Forum

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether a timetable has been agreed for achieving the objectives of the Global Forum for Asset Recovery.

    • Corruption

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the Government plans to publish its Anti-Corruption Strategy.

      General Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will establish an independent body to set rules for and formalise general election leaders debates.

      House of Lords: Reform

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will bring forward legislative proposals on the reform of the House of Lords to make that House accountable to the electorate.

      Electoral Systems

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will consider alternative voting systems for general elections and introduce a proportional system.

      Agriculture: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what percentage of the UK's agricultural workforce in 2016 were non-British nationals.

      General Election 2017

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of postal votes were defined as spoiled ballots in the General Election 2017.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many new voters were added to the electoral register after the General Election 2017 was announced; and whether the change in the number of people...

      Cabinet Office: Regulation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff in his Department have worked on the Red Tape Challenge project since its inception; and what the paygrade was of those staff.

      Absent Voting: Fraud

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many prosecutions there have been for electoral fraud relating to postal votes in each of the last five years; and to which parliamentary...

  • Attorney General

    • Serious Fraud Office

      To ask the Attorney General, with reference to the Serious Fraud Office's news release of 20 June 2017, SFO charges in Barclays Qatar capital raising case, whether he has re-assessed the merits...

    • Fraud: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, how many fraud prosecutions the Crown Prosecution Service has brought in Crown Courts in England and Wales in each of the last five years; and what the outcomes of...

      Unlawful Killing (Recovery of Remains) Bill 2016-17: Legal Opinion

      To ask the Attorney General, if he will publish any legal advice sought by or given to the Government on the Unlawful Killing (Recovery of Remains) Bill.

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Trade: Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many civil servants of her Department will be employed to work in the private offices of the joint Department for International...

    • Nepal: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department has provided to earthquake recovery efforts in Nepal; and if she will make a statement.

      Somalia: Famine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is providing to famine relief operations in Somalia; and if she will make a statement.

  • Department for Education

    • Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to publish her plans for ensuring the content of relationships education in primary schools is age appropriate; and if she will place a...

    • Educational Institutions: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether schools and education establishments are fully compliant with fire and safety regulations; and if she will ensure that checks will be made to...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the real terms per pupil change in the overall schools budget will be in each of the next three years taking into account salary and national...

      Grammar Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it remains the Government's policy to allow the opening of new grammar schools.

      Schools: Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her policy is on the involvement of universities in academy sponsorship, the founding of free schools and charging maximum tuition fees.

      Grammar Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her policy is on the ban on the establishment of new selective schools.

      Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her policy is on introducing a curriculum fund to encourage cultural and scientific institutions to help develop knowledge-rich materials for schools.

      Schools: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions her Department has had with hon. Members for London constituencies, councillors from London local authorities and Greater London...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to increase transparency in school budgets for parents; and if she will make a statement.

      Children: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will take steps to ensure that disabled children are not prevented from participating in school trips and other activities as a result of...

      Independent Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the proposals relating to independent schools in the Schools that Work for Everyone consultation document will be taken forward.

      Universities: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the proposals relating to universities in the Schools that Work for Everyone consultation document will be taken forward.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to publish the outcome of the consultation on the school funding formula.

      Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the (a) higher education and (b) further edcuation participation rates for young people aged 18 to 25 are in (i) the 100 poorest Lower Super...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when her Department plans to publish the results of the Schools that work for everyone consultation.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when her Department plans to publish the Government's response to the second stage of the consultation on the schools national funding formula.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her policy is on a new right to request (a) paid and (b) unpaid leave for training for teachers.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, from which school year the proposed national funding formula for schools will apply.

      Schools: Harrow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to increase funding for primary and secondary schools in Harrow in (a) 2018-19 and (b) 2019-20; and if she will make a statement.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Community Rehabilitation Companies: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many community rehabilitation companies have been required to pay a service credit to recompense for the minimum level of loss or damage as a result...

    • Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many violent incidents there were per 1,000 population in prisons in each year for which data is available.

      Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make it his policy to (a) record and (b) publish data on the number of incidents of self-harm.

  • Prime Minister

    • Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether the independent public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire will have the power to compel witnesses; and how much funding has been set aside for (a) the inquiry...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • RAF St Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 24 April 2017 to Question 70761, what estimate his Department has made of the costs of (a) staff relocation, (b)...

    • Armed Forces: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to make it a specific offence to discriminate against and abuse members of the armed forces.

      Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will create a veterans register to help identify and support the needs of veterans (a) generally and (b) during the transition back into civilian life.

      Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been spent on supporting veterans injured on active service in each of the last five years.

      Veterans: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support he plans to make available to homeless veterans in the next five years.

      RAF St Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 24 April 2017 to Question 70832, whether he has carried out an impact assessment of effect of relocation on (a) 614 RAF...

      RAF St Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 24 April 2017 to Question 70759, what plans are in place to expand existing sport and recreation facilities on his...

      RAF St Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 24 April 2017 to Question 70831, if he will place in the Library copies of discussion papers on the proposed relocation...

      Ministry of Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 24 April 2017 to Question 70755, if he will place the 2017 Initial Gate Business Case for Project CUBIT in the Library;...

      Army: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will set out the number of Army personnel, by rank, who were listed as (a) regulars and (b) reservists in each of the last 24 months.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many soldiers and officers have been recruited to the (a) army and (b) reserve forces in the last two years, broken down by regiment.

      Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the Department's funding for projects supporting Armed Forces veterans by local authority area in each year since 2010.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many children live in poverty in Glasgow East constituency.

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what indicators his Department plans to use to measure the quality of assessment reports produced by personal independence payment assessment...

      Employment: Musculoskeletal Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to support people with arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions to return to and to stay in work.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of ending the triple lock on pensions on pensioner poverty.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on benefits for disabled people over the course of this Parliament.

      Social Security Benefits: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what adjustments his Department makes to ensure that people with (a) a history of suicide or self-harm and (b) other mental health conditions...

      Disability Living Allowance: : Coventry South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are in receipt of disability living allowance payments in Coventry South constituency.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, (a) how many and (b) what level of fines have been levied against husbands or partners who avoided paying child maintenance in each year since...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will review the availability of assessments for Personal Independence Payment at weekends.

      Jobcentres: Batley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason his Department did not undertake a consultation into the closure of Batley Jobcentre Plus.

      Fibrous Dysplasia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what financial support his Department provides for sufferers of fibrous dysplasia.

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that insurance requirements do not prevent (a) deaf and (b) other disabled people from entering...

      Jobcentres: Newton-le-willows

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to announce a decision on the future of Newton-le-Willows job centre.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the Government's policy is on fox hunting.

    • Land: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his Department's strategy and targets are for the remediation of contaminated land.

      Sheep Meat: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress he has made on agreeing a bilateral trade deal to export British lamb to the US since 27 July 2016.

  • Home Office

    • Nurses: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many visas to work in the UK have been issued for people taking up nursing positions in the NHS in each of the last five years.

    • Hunting Act 2004

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure the Hunting Act 2004 is fully enforced.

      Police: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will list the number of police officers, by rank, employed in each of the four geographic forces in Wales in each of the last 24 months.

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been resettled in each constituency under the Vulnerable Person Resettlement scheme.

      Police: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate she has made of the average annual cost to a police authority of employing a (a) police officer and (b) police...

      Cryptography: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she intends to activate the Section 253 Maintenance of Technical Capability power contained in the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 in...

      Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many places of worship that have applied for security support from the scheme for security funding for places of worship have had work...

      Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many places of worship applied for security support from the scheme for security funding for places of worship in (a) Batley and Spen,...

      Counter-terrorism: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential effect of re-prioritising funding for counter-terror policing on (a) community policing and...

      Counter-terrorism: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will increase the level of funding for counter-terror policing in areas where that function has been strengthened.

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many referrals under the Prevent strategy concerned far-right motives; and how many of those referrals have been acted upon.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the risk to security of a reduction in front-line policing.

      Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been subject to Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures in each of the last five years.

      Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are currently subject to terrorism prevention and investigation measures.

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Queen's Speech 2017, who will sit on the commission for countering extremism and how does the Government plans to...

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Queen's Speech 2017, what the timescale will be for the review of the Government's counter-terrorism strategy.

      Hate Crime: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Government plans to convene the ministerial seminar on hate on the internet referred to in Action Against Hate: The UK...

      Waste Disposal: Worksop

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the potential cost to the fire service in the event of a major fire at the waste site at Sandy Lane, Worksop.

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 12 January 2017 to Question 59293, what progress has been made on the development of the IT system for...

      Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of hate crime have been reported in the last 12 months.

  • HM Treasury

    • Landfill Tax: Worksop

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the merits of the proposal by the hon. Member for Bassetlaw on the removal of landfill taxes to assist the removal of waste...

    • EU Grants and Loans: Wales

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether funding for Wales currently provided through all EU programmes will be matched by the Government after 2020.

      Connaught Income Series 1 Fund

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress the Financial Conduct Authority has made in the investigation of the Connaught Income Fund.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people received income tax exemption for personal tax credits in (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16 and (c) 2016-17.

      Tax Allowances: Charities

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people received income tax exemption for the income of charities in (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16 and (c) 2016-17.

      Tax Allowances: Landlords

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people received income tax relief for wear and tear allowance in (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16 and (c) 2016-17.

      Tax Allowances: Film

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people received film tax relief in (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16 and (c) 2016-17.

      Pay: Economic Regions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government has made a recent assessment of wage growth across the regions.

      Research and Development Tax Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people received research and development tax credits in (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16 and (c) 2016-17.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will list the civil servants and the meetings they attended in Brussels on 19 June 2017 for the first round of Article 50...

    • Manufacturing Industries: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what plans he has to ensure that negotiations on the UK leaving the EU do not result in any job losses in the North East's...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether it is her Department's policy to retain the entitlement to free television licences for the over-75s for the period 2020 to 2022.

    • Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she will take to ensure the reliability and objectivity of information essential to our democracy and a free and independent...

      Social Media: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she plans to introduce an industry-wide levy from social media companies and communications service providers to support...

      Mass Media: Ethics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she plans to institute an expert data use and ethics commission; and if she will make a statement.

      Digital Technology: Coventry South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to tackle digital exclusion in Coventry South constituency.

      Arts: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to replicate the funding available to the creative industries through the European Regional Development Fund when...

      Arts: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with ministerial colleagues on the role of teaching creative subjects in schools in addressing any...

      Culture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on smaller creative and cultural organisations.

  • Department of Health

    • Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with the Department of Communities and Local Government on the future administration of the public health grant.

    • Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to increase capacity at medical schools to meet demand from applicants with high level qualifications.

      Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in each of the last five years.

      Brain Cancer: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable is for the roll-out of keyhole surgery for brain cancer patients on the NHS.

      Lyme Disease: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to monitor and control the spread of Lyme disease by dog walkers.

      Nurses: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the number of nurses from the EU working in the NHS.

      Musculoskeletal Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the increase in the number of people diagnosed with arthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders in...

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis impact trial will begin; and if he will make a statement.

      Pregnancy: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to reduce smoking amongst pregnant women.

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the timescales on the new nutrient profile model will be published; and for what reasons the publications of those timescales has been delayed.

      Paracetamol: General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to allow GP surgeries to directly provide patients with paracetamol, and other low cost readily available...

      NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many foreign nationals are working in the NHS.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received from Cabinet colleagues about reintroducing the student nursing bursary.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of staff shortages in the NHS by number and position.

      NHS: Lost Working Days

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many days have been lost in the NHS due to staff absence and sickness in each of the last five years.

      Surrogate Motherhood: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 8 March 2017 to Question 66737, what progress has been made on plans to give single parents with children born through...

      Commission on the Funding of Care and Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to the public purse was of the Commission on funding of Care and Support which published its final report in July 2011.

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Tobacco Control Plan for England will provide sustainable funding for local tobacco control and stop-smoking services.

      Surgery: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has been made of the potential effect on waiting times for operations of the capped expenditure process.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made in the number of nurses required to fully staff the NHS.

      King George Hospital Redbridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will reverse the decision made in 2011 to close King George Hospital Accident and Emergency Department.

      NHS: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will provide an update on how sensitive data is protected in the NHS; and what steps he has taken to improve cyber-security in the NHS since the...

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent on IT infrastructure in the NHS in each year since 2010.

      Depressive Illnesses: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many mindfulness-based interventions for repeat episode depression were approved in each year for which data is available.

      Antidepressants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prescriptions for anti-depressants were issued in each year for which data is available.

      Suicide: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of young people aged 15 to 25 died from suicide in each year for which data is available.

      Prisoners: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of prisoners have been diagnosed with one or more psychiatric conditions in each year for which data is available.

      Prisoners: Antidepressants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prescriptions for anti-depressants were issued in the prison system in each year for which data is available.

      Children: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action the Government is taking to tackle the disproportionate levels of mental health issues among deaf children.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the Government's policy is on social care.

  • Department for Transport

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the progress of the roadworks on the M3 motorway between junctions 2 and 4a; and when they expect those works to be completed.

  • Home Office

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the comparative treatment by police of (1) Muslims, and (2) non-Muslims, particularly in areas with large Muslim populations.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many unaccompanied refugee children they estimate to be in Calais and nearby in northern France; and how they intend to identify those with a claim to come to the UK.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they have taken, or intend to take, actions following the Home Office Consultation on the future regulatory regime for the Private Security Industry carried out...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to expand the UK Syrian Vulnerable Persons scheme to include Iraqi refugees in Jordan.

  • HM Treasury

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is the annual average total cost saving to private schools in England and Wales from the tax relief granted by their charitable status.

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