Written answers

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Railway Stations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's announcement of 26 August 2016, for what additional reasons the decision to award new station funding has been delayed.

    • Crossrail 2 Line

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

      Southern: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 24 April 2017 to Question 71377, on Southern: standards, on what date the Government plans to publish the report by...

      Peninsula Rail Task Force: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to announce funding for the Peninsular Rail Task Force's immediate tasks from November 2016.

      Railways: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much will be spent on railway upgrade work in the South West in (a) Control Period 5 and (b) Control Period 6.

      A38: Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much was spent on the A38 in Devon in each year since 2010.

      A38: Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding has been allocated to the A38 in Devon in (a) 2018, (b) 2019, (c) 2020, (d) 2021 and (e) 2022.

      M5

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has any plans to extend the M5 from Exeter to the Tamar Bridge in Plymouth.

      Northern Rail: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the potential costs of closure of the Northern rail line from Sheffield to Worksop in the event of a fire at the...

      Train Operating Companies: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what remedial actions he may take in the event of a franchised train-operating company's force majeure claim for relief from benchmarked contractual...

      Great Western Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will review the decision to postpone electrification of the railway line between Bristol and Bath.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on the number of people rehoused as a result of the Grenfell Tower fire who are facing...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Arts: Electronic Commerce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will ensure content creators are paid for the content they make available online.

    • Limited Liability: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to bring Scottish Limited Partnerships within the scope of the register of persons of significant control.

      Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will enter into negotiations with the Mineworkers Pension Scheme Trustees to discuss the current surplus sharing...

      Small Businesses: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what strategy his Department has to support a growth pipeline to help small businesses in Scotland expand.

      Renewable Energy: Community Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to support community-owned renewable energy.

      Arts: Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the trends in income from artists resale rights.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many households are classed as fuel poor in (a) Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency, (b) Scotland and (c) the UK.

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of household expenditure was spent on energy bills in (a) the Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency,...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much finance the Green Investment Bank has provided since its creation in (a) the Linlithgow and East Falkirk...

      British Business Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much finance the British Business Bank has provided since its creation in (a) the Linlithgow and East Falkirk...

      Carbon Capture and Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has for carbon capture and storage.

      Offshore Industry: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of future trends in the level of investment in the North Sea oil and gas sector.

      Solar Power: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to promote domestic solar photovoltaic installations.

      Solar Power: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of the total Feed-in Tariff subsidy to date for solar PV installations has been given to installations...

      Gas Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the total installed generating capacity is of those gas-powered generating stations which have been constructed in...

      Hydroelectric Power: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many renewable obligation certificates have been issued to date to accredited Scottish hydro stations built before...

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether it is his policy to continue with the Red Tape Challenge; and if he will provide an update of its work to date.

      Borough Market: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will meet Borough Market traders to discuss their business needs in the aftermath of the recent terror attack...

      Beer: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on the number of microbreweries in the UK in each year for which data is available.

      Poverty: Consumer Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to page 56 of the report, UK Poverty: Causes and Solutions, published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Hungary: Economic Growth and Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Hungarian Government on (a) refugee movements and (b) economic...

    • Taimoor Raza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has had discussions with the Government of Pakistan on the death sentence for blasphemy placed on Taimoor Raza.

      Qatar: Overseas Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the number of UK businesses operating in Qatar; and what assessment he has made of the...

      Qatar: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his counterparts in (a) Saudi Arabia, (b) UAE, (c) Bahrain, (d) Egypt and (e) Yemen...

      Gulf Cooperation Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on the terms of the Riyadh Agreement reached between members of the Gulf Cooperation...

      Qatar: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the number of UK nationals living in Qatar; and what assessment he has made of the effect...

      Qatar: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many requests for consular assistance his Department has received from UK nationals in Qatar since 5 June 2017; and what...

      Qatar: Liquefied Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of sanctions imposed by other countries on Qatar since 5 June 2017 on UK...

      Qatar: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the effect on Qatar's food imports of the closure of the Abu Samra border between that...

      Arab States: al-Jazeera Satellite Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterparts in (a) Jordan and (b) Saudi Arabia on the revocation of licences for the...

      United Arab Emirates: Freedom of Expression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterpart in the UAE on the recent announcement of that country's intention to punish...

      Qatar: International Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of sanctions imposed by other countries on Qatar since 5 June 2017 on (a) commercial...

      Stephen O'Malley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has received a response on the latest investigation into the death of Stephen O'Malley; and if he will make a statement.

      Russia: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Russian counterpart on plans to combat anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, racism, homophobia and...

      State Visits: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether it remains the Government's policy to proceed with the State Visit of President Trump.

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to secure the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Radcliffe from prison and the return of her daughter to...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Corruption

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to review progress on the commitments made at the 2016 International Anti-Corruption Summit; and what the timetable is for further...

    • Corruption

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to appoint an anti-corruption champion.

      Zero Hours Contracts: Linlithgow and East Falkirk

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people in Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency are employed on zero-hours contracts; how many of those people are (a) aged between 16 and...

      Unemployment: Linlithgow and East Falkirk

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many workless households there are in Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency.

      General Election 2017

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of (a) the cost to the public purse of administering the 2017 General Election and (b) the amount that accrued to the public...

      Debts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of household debt in (a) Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency, (b) Scotland and (c) the UK in each year since 2010.

      Older Workers: Linlithgow and East Falkirk

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of people in Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency in employment who are aged between (a) 50 to 59, (b) 60...

      Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of people in employment which primarily requires working at night in (a) Linlithgow and East Falkirk...

      EU Nationals: Linlithgow and East Falkirk

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many non-UK EU nationals are resident in Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency.

      Capital Investment: Linlithgow and East Falkirk

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much Government investment has been made in Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency in each year since 2010.

      Average Earnings: Linlithgow and East Falkirk

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average salary for (a) men, (b) women, (c) non-UK EU nationals in the Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency was in each year since 2010.

      Voting Rights: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to lower the voting age to 16.

      General Election 2017

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to the public purse has been of holding the 2017 General Election.

      House of Lords: Reform

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his policy is on reform of the House of Lords.

      Voting Rights: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make it his policy to bring forward proposals to reduce the age for eligibility to vote in elections to 16.

      Electoral Register: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government plans to pilot voter identification at the 2018 local elections.

      Cybercrime: Training

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many 11 to 15-year-olds have completed the Cyber First course.

  • Attorney General

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Attorney General, if he will provide an update on the status of the case of the hon. Member for Thirsk and Malton's constituent, as detailed in the letter of 14 December 2016 on the...

    • Serious Fraud Office: Finance

      To ask the Attorney General, how many times since 2010 the Serious Fraud Office has applied for Blockbuster Funding; what decision was made on each application; and how much funding was granted...

  • Department for International Development

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department plans to take to prevent school pupils and staff being exposed to asbestos in schools.

    • Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Government consultation, Analysing family circumstances and education, published on 12 April 2017, what the proportion is of...

      Students: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students beginning their first undergraduate degree in England in the (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14, (e) 2014-15, (f)...

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Government plans to consult on proposed changes to relationships and sex education in schools.

      Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will provide an update on the Opportunity Areas programme.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her Department's policy is on free school meals.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Fraud: Criminal Liability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to publish the results of the call for evidence on corporate criminal liability for economic crime.

    • Court Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many restraining orders were issued by courts in England and Wales during 2015; and of those orders how many prohibited online contact via any...

      Road Traffic Offences: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when his Department plans to publish its response to the consultation that closed on 1 February 2017 on driving offences and penalties relating to...

      Disability Living Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications for disability living allowance that were refused at mandatory consideration were (a) appealed, (b) overturned at tribunal and (c)...

      Domestic Violence: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what sentences resulted for all convictions for the offence of coercive and controlling behaviour in each month since December 2015.

      Prisoners: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the provisions of the Courts Bill as introduced will include measures to provide targeted and supportive care to prisoners.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the provisions of the Courts Bill as introduced will include measures on (a) new standards and league table for prisons, (b) a new commissioning...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the provisions of the Courts Bill as introduced will include measures to strengthen the (a) Inspectorate of Prisons and (b) Prisons and...

      Prisoners: Suicide and Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the provisions of the Courts Bill as introduced will include measures to reduce the level of suicide and self-harm in prisons.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Culture: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans to introduce the new cultural development fund to use cultural investment to turn around communities; and if she will...

    • BBC Board: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, for what reasons she did not appoint one of the above the line candidates for the role of representing Wales on the BBC Board.

      Museums and Galleries: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her Department's policy is on national museums charging for entry to temporary exhibitions.

      Athletics: Sportsgrounds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the locations of all eight-lane athletics tracks constructed in England since the 2012 Olympics.

      BBC: Video on Demand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received on the BBC's mandatory sign-in policy for its online services; and what discussions she has had...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants have been sanctioned; and for what reasons those claimants were sanctioned in Maidenhead constituency in each month since...

    • Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants have been sanctioned; and for what reasons those claimants were sanctioned in Glasgow East constituency in each month since...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, (a) on which dates and (b) by which means his Department has taken steps to raise awareness by way of publicity about changes to the UK state...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of matching basic benefit levels to the Minimum Income Standards calculated annually by...

      Universal Credit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress has been made on roll-out of Universal Credit in Scotland to date; and what lessons have been learned from that process.

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of the cap on the Access to Work grant on the ability of (a) deaf and (b) other disabled...

      Universal Credit: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who have claimed universal credit received a benefit sanction in 2016-17.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Falkland Islands: Land mines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with the Government of the Falkland Islands on support for mine-clearing operations; and what the timetable is for all...

    • Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 28 March 2017 to Answer 69549, what strategic and tactical changes have been made to coalition operations against Daesh...

      Submarines: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects the first Royal Navy submarine to have been fully recycled under the Submarine Dismantling Project.

      Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to decide on base porting arrangements between Devonport and Portsmouth for the new (a) Type 26 and (b) Type 31 frigates.

  • Home Office

    • Unexplained Wealth Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Government plans for Unexplained Wealth Orders to come into operation.

    • Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will allocate resources to ensure that van hire firms and the police are able to share intelligence and information in order to...

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will proscribe the political wing of Hezbollah under section 13 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

      Police: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government plans to review Police and Crime Commissioners' responsibility for managing the employment of the Chief Constable for...

      Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will review the effect of the non-provision of documentation, such as National Insurance numbers, on destitution among people who...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the independent review of the deportation with assurances policy commissioned in November 2013 will be laid before the House.

      Daniel Morgan Independent Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the report of the Daniel Morgan Independent Panel will be published.

  • HM Treasury

    • Child Benefit: Glasgow East

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people are in receipt of child benefit payments in Glasgow East constituency.

    • Debts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Government plans to bring forward legislative proposals on the breathing space mechanism for families in debt.

      Community Interest Companies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the benefits of exempting registered community benefit societies from (a) corporation tax and (b) business and non-domestic rates.

      Productivity: Cooperatives

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with (a) the co-operative sector and (b) representatives from employee-owned businesses on increasing national productivity by...

      Taxation: Private Education

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on the tax status of independent schools.

      National Insurance Contributions: Self-employed

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to increase national insurance contributions for self-employed people.

      Insurance: Terrorism

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that insurance companies pay out compensation due to businesses affected by recent terrorist attacks as...

      European Investment Bank

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government plans to replicate the level of funding received from the European Investment Bank in (a) the UK and (b) Scotland after the UK leaves...

      Corporation Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Prime Minister's oral contribution of 21 June 2017, Official Report, column 61, what estimate the Government has made of the...

      Debts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that unsecured debt remains at a sustainable level.

      Debts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that household debt remains at a sustainable level.

      Air Passenger Duty: Scottish Government

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on England's regional airports of devolving air passenger duty to the Scottish Government.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

  • Department for International Trade

    • Foreign Investment in UK: Glasgow East

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he has had with (a) the Scottish Government and (b) external organisations on attracting trade and international investment...

    • UK Trade with EU: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the value of exports from businesses in (a) Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency, (b) Scotland and (c)...

      Aluminium: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the implications for the UK steel industry of the US Section 232 investigation on the...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Security

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the Commission will undertake an impact assessment of the effect of changes in funding...

    • Members: ICT

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, for what reasons hon. Members were offered only tablets manufactured by Apple; and if the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with officials of the Northern Ireland Executive and other key stakeholders in Northern...

    • Microplastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the timetable is for the EU to agree a ban on microbeads.

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support his Department gives to wildlife and conservation bodies to help purchase land for conservation and shooting...

      Fisheries: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Government plans to trigger the UK's exit from the London Convention.

      Flood Control: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent progress his Department has made on investment in flood defences.

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made on supporting businesses who are unable to get flood insurance as part of their commercial insurance.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Brexit: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans the Government has for the representation of Northern Ireland at the negotiations on the UK leaving the EU in the absence of the...

  • Department of Health

    • Homeopathy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to end NHS funding of homeopathy.

    • NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will commission an independent review of the evidence base supporting the case for change before approving any sustainability and transformation plan.

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he has undertaken a national risk assessment of the sustainability and transformation plan process.

      Hysterectomy: Anaesthetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of different approaches to anaesthesiology for hysteroscopy procedures used by the NHS.

      Fibrous Dysplasia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assistance his Department provides to support sufferers of fibrous dysplasia.

      Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what legal costs the Government has incurred as a result of the case of case of R (on application of A and B) v Secretary of State for Health...

      Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to ensure that Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Mental Health Trust does not reduce its mental health budgets; and what...

      Clinical Commissioning Groups: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support his Department is providing to clinical commissioning groups that are in deficit to allow them to meet clinical need.

      Clinical Commissioning Groups: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the national funding formula for clinical commissioning groups.

      Clinical Commissioning Groups: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the Government will provide transitional funding to assist clinical commissioning groups that are in deficit.

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on NHS pay.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to increase local provision and equitable access to NHS dental care.

      Ambulance Services: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans the Government has to regulate independent ambulance services.

      Mental Health Services: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the planned expenditure on mental health services in the NHS is in each year until 2020-21 expressed in 2016-17 prices.

      Pregnancy: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to page 98 of the report, UK Poverty: Causes and Solutions, published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on 6 September 2016, if he will...

  • Department for Transport

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the likely date for the doubling of the single-track railway between Tisbury, Wiltshire, and Wilton Junction, Salisbury.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government when they expect class 158 and 159 trains running between Waterloo and Exeter to be replaced.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government when the Secretary of State for Transport last met representatives of Airbus.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking to obviate danger to civil aircraft posted by remotely piloted aircraft as required by the International Civil Aviation Organization as...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether HS2, or East West Rail, will pay for the bridge and associated works needed for those two lines to cross each other.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what clearance to structure gauge of classic lines has been allowed for HS2 bridges over such lines.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is their response to Opinion ERA/OPI/2015-10 of the European Union Agency for Railways for the European Commission, regarding the request for Revised Opinion...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on consumers of the cost of domestic flights on routes on which airlines have a monopoly or near monopoly; and whether they...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many businesses have (1) requested access to, (2) been issued an invitation from, and (3) submitted reports to, the new online service for reporting business payment...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Fracking: Lancashire

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of video evidence of the killing of a wounded Palestinian in Hebron, what discussions they have had with EU partners concerning the accused...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government when they last reviewed their travel advice for (1) Tunisia, and (2) Lebanon; and when they next plan to review that advice.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they are considering opening a commercial section in the UK embassy in Khartoum; and, if so, what account they will take of (1) the World Bank’s assessment...

  • Department for International Development

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the target set in the Sustainable Economic Development Plan 2012–13 to 2021–22 for St. Helena of 600 tourists per week, what steps they are...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what action the Department for International Development (DfID) is taking to promote Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which promulgates freedom of...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what programmes for capital expenditure are in place to assist St Helena to bring the Island’s infrastructure to a standard which is in line with the anticipated...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how much it has cost to repair storm damage to Calshot Harbour on Tristan da Cunha from 1987 to date.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what investigations are taking place with a view to reviewing the effects of the suspended aquifers on the lives of residents on Tristan da Cunha.

  • Department for Education

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many Muslim schools, including madrassas, there are in England; how they monitor teaching in those schools; and whether they intend to legislate to require all...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of (1) the contribution of the Erasmus Plus programme to the supply chain of modern foreign language (MFL) teachers, and (2) the impact on...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to match the ten-day target for the administration of Social Fund Funeral Payments pledged by the Scottish Government; and, if not, what plans they...

  • Home Office

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the Metropolitan Police Service has sufficient funds to undertake its anti-terrorism operations; and what is their estimate of...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether the Home Office has produced any briefings on the anti-fracking protests at Preston New Road; and if so, whether they will publish those briefings.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what percentage of those allocated asylum places under the UK Syrian Vulnerable Persons scheme are religious minorities.

  • Department for International Trade

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to convert EU Regulation 1035/2016 into UK law; and, if so, which UK body will assume the role of the European Commission for the investigation of...

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