Written answers

Monday, 3 July 2017

  • HM Treasury

    • Taxation: Self-employed

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of lost revenue resulting from incorrect classification of individuals as self employed in each of...

    • Listed Buildings: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government has assessed the potential merits of adopting a reduced VAT rate for goods and services required for the essential repair and...

      Contingencies Fund

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the Government will release funds from the Treasury Contingencies Fund to provide local authorities and housing associations with funding to make sure...

      Contingencies Fund

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the Treasury Contingencies Fund contains.

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has any plans to end the public sector pay cap.

  • Prime Minister

    • Radicalism

      To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 26 June 2017 to Question 219, if she will place in the Library a copy of the report of the review into foreign funding of extremism and...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the Government's policy is on winter fuel payments.

    • State Retirement Pensions: Uprating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Department's policy is on the state pensions triple lock; and whether he intends to review that policy.

      Benefits Rules

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress his Department has made on rolling out the reformed welfare contract being piloted at Birkenhead Jobcentre Plus.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of jobseekers' allowance applicants did not have personal access to the internet in the last period for which figures are...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of universal credit applicants did not have personal access to the internet in the last period for which figures are available.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average length of time is between universal credit applicants making their initial application and receiving their first payment...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance his Department provides to contractors who carry out disability benefits assessments on how to raise the issue of suicidal...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to page 104 of the report, UK Poverty: Causes and Solutions, published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on 6 September 2016;...

      Social Security Benefits: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 27 April 2017 to Question 71554, which experts on how to deal sensitively with women who have conceived a...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 27 April 2017 to Question 71691, on personal independence payment: appeals, what recent discussions he has had...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 26 April 2017 to Question 71635, on personal independence payment, when he plans to respond to the Second...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the target of upholding the original decision in 80 per cent of mandatory reconsideration requests was introduced; who made the decision...

      Sick Pay: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of false claims for sickness absence.

      Jobcentres: Batley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2017 to Question 772, on Jobcentres: Batley, of he will set out how his Department calculated the journey...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on implementing pension transitional protection arrangements for women...

      Personal Independence Payment: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people in receipt of personal independence payments have a mental illness.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost was to the public purse of legal fees in relation to defending the benefit cap in the High Court; and how much his Department...

  • Home Office

    • Police: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions Vodafone and other mobile phone networks have failed to provide mobile phone coverage for police during disaster...

    • Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will set out those places of worship which will be able to access grants through the places of worship: security funding scheme.

      Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the maximum grant will be for individual places of worship under the places of worship: security funding scheme.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she expects the National Crime Agency's annual strategic assessment of the Nature and Scale of Human Trafficking to be published.

      Asylum: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress the Government has made in placing vulnerable Syrian families in the UK.

      Counter-terrorism: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the budget is for the Counter Terrorism Policing and Protective Security Grant in 2017-18.

      Forced Labour: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people working in social care establishments have been found to be subjected to forced labour by her Department since 2010.

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will proscribe the political wing of Hezbollah.

      Compass Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Compass asylum accommodation contract, how many unsafe incidents in terms of fire damage and electrical damage that...

      Radicalism: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with social media and technology companies on tackling online extremism.

  • Department of Health

    • Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate has been made of the number of transplant operations failing due to patients not being able to afford to pay for prescriptions; and if he...

    • Mental Health Services: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to increase the number of mental health nurses.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many mental health nurses graduated in each year since 2007.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received on the number of applications to study nursing at degree level in the 2017-18 academic year.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he approved in person proposals for those areas affected by the capped expenditure process.

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was recharged to (a) EU and (b) non-EU countries for health treatment by the NHS in 2016.

      NHS: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the recent cyber attack on the NHS.

      Nurses: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many non-UK EU national nurses were working in mental health in the NHS in each of the last five years.

      Psychiatry: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many non-UK EU psychiatrists were working in the NHS in each of the last five years.

      Mental Health Services: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many non-UK EU nationals were working in mental health services in each NHS trust and clinical commissioning group in each of the last five years.

      Mental Health Services: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many non-UK EU national mental health care workers there were in the NHS in each of the last five years.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what contingency plans are in place in the event of a licensed medicine becoming unavailable owing to temporary shortage.

      NHS: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time equivalent officials with responsibility for fire safety arrangements were employed by (a) NHS trusts and (b) other NHS providers in...

      Family Nurse Partnership Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Family Nurse Partnership on children's long-term outcomes.

      Nurses: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to increase the number of nurses employed in the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

      Pregnancy: Streptococcus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he expects the trial to compare universal screening for Group B Strep carriage in late pregnancy with usual risk-based care to be completed in...

      NHS Trusts: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the interest rate is for 2015-16 (a) revolving and (b) rolling maturity interim revenue support loans to each NHS hospital trust; and what that...

      Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on which dates his Department consulted (a) the Northern Ireland Assembly and (b) representatives of Northern Irish political parties on the duties of...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason the Government decided not to provide an additional 10,000 nursing degree places.

      Nurses: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment the Government has made of the effect on the ability of the NHS to hire sufficient nursing staff of the (a) 23 per cent decrease in...

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of steps to improve provision for the investigation and treatment of autism-related medical conditions.

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what role the National Clinical Director for Mental Health has in the overview, scrutiny and implementation of sustainability and transformation plans.

      Clinical Psychologists: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department plans to allocate to fund trainee clinical psychologists in each year to 2020.

      Mental Health Act 2007

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to publish recommendations on reforming the Mental Health Act 1983, as outlined in the Queen's Speech.

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was claimed back by each hospital trust for healthcare of foreign nationals in the UK in 2016.

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of whether proposals in each sustainability and transformation plan will improve access to, and the quality of, support for...

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the likely success of each sustainability and transformation plan.

      Action on Smoking and Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has agreed to a request for funding for the financial year 2017-18 from Action on Smoking and Health; and if he will make a statement.

      Medical Records: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on the digitalisation of health records; and if he will make a statement.

      Mental Health Services: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of NHS trusts where there are no NHS beds available for female patients in need of intensive...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps (a) his Department and (b) NHS England are taking to reduce the practice of sending patients with severe mental problems to hospitals out of...

      Mental Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the number and adequacy of staffing levels for child and adolescent mental health services in (a) the Wirral and (b) England.

      Mental Health Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the waiting time to access child and adolescent mental health services on the wellbeing of (a) looked-after...

      Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve the rates of coverage and activity for health visitors in (a) the Wirral and (b) England.

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with NHS trusts on car parking costs in relation to blue badge holders.

      NHS Shared Business Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his oral contribution of 27 June 2017, Urgent Question, column 472, on NHS Shared Business Service, how much has been provided to GP...

      NHS Shared Business Services: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients in Enfield North constituency have been affected by NHS Shared Business Services' (SBS) backlog of patient correspondence; of the 1,788...

      North Middlesex University Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions (a) he and (b) officials of his Department have had with (i) NHS England and (ii) NHS Improvement on potential NHS service consolidation...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the capped expenditure process on the quality of care delivered by the NHS.

      Children: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he welcomes the Disabled Children's Partnership's campaign, Secret Life of Us, which was launched on 28 June 2017; and if he will meet the...

      General Practitioners: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will encourage NHS England to recruit more GPs for (a) the Borough of Kettering and (b) England.

      Nurses: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nursing posts are vacant in (a) hospital and (b) community trusts in England.

      Health Services: Dudley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the risk register drawn up in planning the contract proposed by Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group for a multi-speciality community...

      NHS: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS fire safety officers were members of the (a) Institute of Fire Prevention Officers, (b) Institute of Fire Safety Managers and (c) National...

      Mental Health: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Government plans to publish its review of mental health practices in the workplace.

      Valium: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prescriptions for valium have been issued in each year since 2010.

      Mental Health Act 1983

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to consult on reforming the Mental Health Act 1983.

      Mental Health Services: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS has paid private healthcare companies for the provision of (a) eating disorder and (b) mental health services in each year since 2010.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times (a) a representative from Public Health England and (b) the Chief Executive of Public Health England has attended meetings of the Mental...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Government still plans to provide 10,000 new nursing degree places.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support the UK's tidal energy industry.

    • Tidal Power: Territorial Waters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the amount of tidal energy recoverable from UK and British Crown Dependency...

      Tidal Power: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he plans to take to incentivise investment in domestic tidal energy and wave power.

      National Grid: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the National Grid system transmission charging regime; and...

      Low Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to page 149 of the report UK Poverty: Causes and Solutions, published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation...

      Bereavement Benefits: Carers and Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to consider the potential merits of introducing bereavement leave for parents and carers...

      Power Failures: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to improve Scotland's black start capability; and if he will make a statement.

      Living Wage: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to extend the national living wage to include those aged 18 to 24.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to publish a clean growth plan; and if he will make a statement.

      Consumers: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if his Department will publish a Green Paper examining markets that are not working fairly for consumers; and if he...

      EU Institutions: Linlithgow and East Falkirk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the (a) European Chemicals Agency and (b)...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to page 78 of the background document to the Queen's Speech 2017, published on 21 June 2016, how his...

      Iron and Steel: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in China on the level of imports of steel from China.

      Euratom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the future of nuclear cooperation with Europe after the UK's withdrawal from Euratom;...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government plans to work with Ofgem to address any market distortion created by the exemption of...

      Debt Relief Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to make people aware of debt relief orders and to assist people to understand and...

      British Business Bank: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps have been taken by the British Business Bank to help small businesses in Northern Ireland access finance.

      Nuclear Power Stations: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether any of the (a) operating and (b) decommissioned nuclear power plants use (i) Windows XP or (ii) an earlier...

      PetroChina

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what meetings Energy Ministers of his Department have had with Petrochina in each year since 2010.

      Climate Change Convention: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the US withdrawing from the Paris Climate Change Agreement on the global...

      Nestlé: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Oral Answer of 27 June 2017, Official Report, column 453, what plans he has to meet Nestle...

      Google

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment the Government has made of the potential effects of the EU's anti-trust ruling against Google of 27...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what total savings his Department has made as a result of reducing British Army personnel since the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2010.

    • Armed Forces: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 21 March 2017 to Question 67947, on armed forces: compensation, what the timetable is for the publication of the...

      Army: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 14 March 2017 to Question 67005, on army: young people, when he plans to publish the findings of the Army's Junior Entry...

      National Security: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the extent to which climate change is a threat to national security.

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Department remains committed to maintain (a) the Royal Welsh (1st and 3rd battalions), (b) the Welsh Guards and (c) the Queen's Dragoon...

      Army: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what number of army personnel are serving as (a) regulars and (b) reserves as of today's date.

      HMS Queen Elizabeth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many civilians were employed during the construction of the recently launched HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier.

      Iraq and Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 29 March 2017 to Question 69107, on how many occasions analysts have highlighted a possible indication of civilian...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Derelict Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to give local authorities the power to (a) take over or (b) mandate owners to...

    • Private Rented Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that recommended fire safety standards are met in private sector housing.

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will list the current number of homes that have been empty for one year in each local authority in England.

      Local Economic Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to make local economic partnerships more accountable to local people; and if he will make a statement.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much has been paid to businesses from the £300 million business rates relief fund.

      Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to his oral statement of 26 June 2017, Official Report, column 347, what the membership is of the independent...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the size of the funding gap by 2020 in (a) adult and (b) children's social care; what the effect...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will set out the timetable for the completion of the policy to allow local governments to retain 100 per cent of business...

  • Scotland Office

    • Public Expenditure: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, on what date he was informed that any funding arrangements associated with the confidence and supply agreement between the Government and the...

    • Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of the Barnett formula consequentials of the financial support the Government plans to make available to Northern Ireland...

      Scotland Office: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the cost was of his Department's communications team in 2016-17; and what the projected costs are for 2017-18.

      Public Expenditure: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with the Prime Minister on the agreement between the Government and the Democratic Unionist Party; and what assessment he...

      PetroChina

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what meetings Ministers of his Department have had with Petrochina in each year since 2010.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Foreign Investment in UK: Linlithgow and East Falkirk

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate he has made of the level of foreign direct investment in Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency as a result of expenditure...

    • Japan: EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will make representations during the EU-Japan trade negotiations on including environmental and animal welfare safeguards in any...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will make it Government policy that future trade deals concluded after the UK leaves the EU include provisions to (a) assess the...

      Japan: EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment the Government has made of the potential effect of the latest draft of the EU-Japan trade deal in (a) maintaining...

      Trade Agreements: United Arab Emirates

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which industries are to be included under the agreement between the UK and the UAE on increased bilateral trade; and if he will make a statement.

      Trade Agreements: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans he has for the form of any future trading relationship between Britain and developing countries to replace the Economic...

      Trade Promotion: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many trade delegations (a) to and (b) from the North East his Department has organised since his appointment as Secretary of State for...

  • Department for Transport

    • Buses: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to extend the availability of the Clean Bus Technology Fund to all buses; and whether his Department has a timetable for the...

    • Lawrence Hill Station: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the work at Lawrence Hill Station in Bristol to make that station accessible for people with mobility disabilities will be completed.

      Aviation: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list all the bilateral agreements between the UK and EU member states relating to air travel which predate the current EU air travel regime...

      Railway Stations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects the current round of the New Stations Fund to announce successful applicants.

      Severn River Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he is having with Severn River Crossings PLC on its staff and the transition of both Severn Bridges into public ownership.

      Severn River Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what date the Severn Bridges will (a) return to public ownership and (b) no longer incur a cost to all bridge users.

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the minutes of the rail National Task Force meeting on 10 May 2017, whether the rail industry performance plan referred to in those...

      Diesel Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to establish a diesel car scrappage scheme.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to pages 3 and 4 of the minutes of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority meeting held on 13 April 2017, what the proposed electric...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it is his policy to raise the cost of regulated rail fares by the Retail Price Index rate of the preceding July plus zero per cent in each...

      Great Western Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent revisions have been made to his Department's Intercity Express Programme contract with Agility Trains West; and what estimate has been...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people had their driving licence revoked due to mental illness in each year since 2010.

      Aviation: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on the recent review and survey of safety oversight commissioned by the CCA safety...

      Great Western Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what is the expected date of completion of electrification of the Great Western mainline to Cardiff Central.

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will introduce a consumer satisfaction threshold for rail franchises; and if he will make a statement.

      Ports: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which sea ports use (a) Windows XP and (b) earlier versions of Windows for any of their operating systems.

      Air Traffic Control: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the airports which use (a) Windows XP and (b) earlier versions of Windows on any aspect of their air traffic control systems.

      Selby-Hull Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Transport for the North ahead of his Department's proposals to electrify the Hull-to-Selby railway line.

      Selby-Hull Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether an assessment was carried out of (a) the costs and benefits of the electrification of the Hull-to-Selby railway beyond 2023 and (b) whether...

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 19 December 2016 to Question 57210, how many miles of electrified track will cover lines in (a) northern England and...

      Great Western Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Assembly on progress on electrifying the Great Western Main Line to Cardiff and Swansea; and whether...

      Ports: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to UK Port Freight Statistics: January to March 2017 Quarter 1, published on 14 June 2017, what assessment his Department has made of...

      Traffic Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 18 April 2016 to Question 33760, on Highways England: staff, how many Highways England Traffic Officers were employed...

      Transport: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to prevent the blacklisting of (a) workers and (b) sub-contracted workers employed on major construction contracts managed by...

      Thameslink Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the planned 2018 Thameslink timetable on intercity Midland Main Line services in respect of (a)...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Africa: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much assistance his Department (a) has and (b) plans to provide to charities and other non-governmental organisations...

    • Hezbollah: Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on the size of Hezbollah's weapons arsenal.

      State Visits: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions the Government has with the US Administration on President Trump's planned state visit to the UK.

      China: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Government of China on improving education for girls.

      China: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Government of China on reducing levels of smog in that country.

      Inner Mongolia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support his Department has provided to China to improve human rights in Inner Mongolia.

      Portugal: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on the number of British subjects being held in pre-trial detention in Portugal.

      Pakistan: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Government of Pakistan on the recent case of a sewage cleaner who was a Christian, who...

      Liu Xiaobo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Chinese counterpart on ensuring that Liu Xiaobo has access to (a) adequate medical care...

      Liu Xiaobo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions Ministers of his Department have had with their Chinese counterparts on the transfer of Lui Xiaobo to hospital.

      China: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Chinese counterpart on providing adequate medical care for political dissidents...

      Bahrain: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has provided (a) training, (b) workshops, (c) study tours and (d) other assistance to (i) the Director...

      Ascension Island: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the timetable is for the commencement and conclusion of maintenance to the Wideawake Airfield on Ascension Island; and...

      Portugal: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on the number of British nationals being held in prison in Portugal.

      Turkey: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Turkish counterparts on ensuring the safety and freedom of speech of political...

  • Department for International Development

    • Andargachew Tsege

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she discussed the case of Andargachew Tsege with the Foreign Secretary prior to the announcement of a £30 million aid...

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the proportion of UK overseas aid funding which met the internationally-recognised Development...

      Department for International Development: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many contracts put out to tender by her Department were awarded to (a) charities and (b) social enterprises in each year since 2010.

      Fairtrade Initiative: Supermarkets

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with UK supermarkets on the effect of Fairtrade certification on producers in developing...

      Fairtrade Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the benefits of Fairtrade certification for producers in developing countries.

      Department for International Trade: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many full-time equivalent staff of her Department, at what grades, have been seconded to the Department for International Trade.

      Somaliland: Droughts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding has been provided from all Government sources to support drought relief in Somaliland in the last 12 months.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many full-time equivalent officials in her Department have been seconded to the Department for Exiting the European Union; and...

      Brazil: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assistance the Government has offered to the Government of Brazil and relief agencies based in Brazil to help street...

      Department for International Development: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will publish a list of all companies, charities or other organisations which have received funding of more than £1 million...

      Sainsburys: Fairtrade Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with Sainsbury's on its decision to withdraw from the Fairtrade scheme; and if she will make a statement.

      Developing Countries: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to encourage and support agricultural co-operatives in developing countries; and if she will make a statement.

  • Department for Education

    • Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will respond to the recommendations contained within the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger report, Hungry Holidays, published in April 2017.

    • Free Schools: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her policy is on the number of free schools to be built each year.

      Pupils: Sanitary Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what research has been conducted into the number of school days missed by female pupils who live in households unable to afford female sanitary...

      Academies: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which 16 to 19 year old sports academies were established in 2015 and 2016; and which of these remain open.

      Worksop Town Football Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, on which dates between September 2015 and March 2016 spot inspections took place at the Worksop Town football academy; and at which location these...

      Worksop Town Football Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much was paid to West Anglia College for the 2015-16 Worksop Town football academy; how many students from that academy received passes in maths...

      Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her policy is on replacing existing technical qualifications with new qualifications.

      Teachers: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her policy is on the number of teaching hours per year.

      Further Education: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her policy is on future investments in further education colleges.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprenticeship starts there were by 18 to 24 year olds in (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of young people starting apprenticeships in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14, (e) 2014-15, (f) 2015-16 and (g)...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will take steps to guarantee apprenticeship funding for non-levy paying employers in (a) 2018-19, (b) 2019-20, (c) 2020-21 and (d) 2021-22.

      Schools: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to publish school leaders' remuneration on school websites; and if she will make a statement.

      Schools: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which Minister in her Department will have responsibility for school food.

      Breakfast Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what funding her Department provides for primary school breakfast provision; and how many (a) pupils and (b) schools receive such funding.

      Breakfast Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the cost of free school breakfast provision in every primary school in England.

      Digital Technology: Lifelong Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she plans to take to deliver lifelong learning in digital skills.

      Educational Institutions: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much capital funding her Department plans to allocated to deliver new institutes of technology in (a) 2017-18, (b) 2018-19, (c) 2019-20, (d)...

      Educational Institutions: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many new institutes of technology her Department plans to provide in (a) 2017-18, (b) 2018-19, (c) 2019-20, (d) 2020-21 and (e) 2021-22.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much (a) revenue and (b) capital funding her Department plans to allocate for the national retraining scheme in (a) 2017-18, (b) 2018-19, (c)...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans the Government has to increase funding for (a) primary, (b) secondary and (c) further education in each of the next three years.

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 125 of the report, UK Poverty: Causes and Solutions, published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on 6 September 2016; if she...

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teachers by subject were employed in (a) Bradford, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) England in each year from 2008.

      Teachers: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teachers by subject left employment in (a) Bradford, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) England in each year from 2008.

      Teachers: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of changes to the schools funding formula on teacher recruitment and retention in deprived areas.

      Schools: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department collects and publishes figures on the number of vacant positions at (a) local authority and (b) regional level.

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department will consult with LGBT groups when reviewing the curriculum for sex and relationships education.

      Further Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of increasing university tuition fees to over £9,000 a year on the number of young adults...

      Grammar Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to provide funds for a further increase in the number of grammar schools.

      Schools: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent representations she has received on funding for schools in Oxfordshire; and if she will make a statement.

      Teachers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when her Department plans to launch its own webpage to match schools and teachers and save the recruitment costs that schools incur.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will (a) introduce legislation and (b) issue guidance requiring schools to publish details of their annual budgets on their websites.

      Grammar Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to her Department's publication, Schools that work for everyone, published in September 2016, what steps she plans to take to increase...

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of disadvantaged (a) two, (b) three and (c) four-year olds who receive a discretionary full-time 30 hours...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding each local authority area will be allocated for transitional protection for maintained nursery schools in each year that such funding...

      Teachers: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teacher vacancies there are in each local authority area.

      Education: Warrington North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the proposed school funding formula on (a) the number of teaching posts and (b) changes to...

      Headteachers: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many head teacher posts are vacant in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) England and (ii) the North West.

      Teachers: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teaching posts are vacant in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) the North-West and (ii) Warrington.

      Kingsway Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the Government first became aware of Northern Schools Trust's intention to close Kingsway Academy; and what steps her Department is taking to...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how the funding will be allocated that was pledged to new grammar schools in the 2015-2017 Parliament.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has plans to review the consultation on a national funding formula for schools.

  • Leader of the House

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Public Libraries: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government plans to increase funding for public libraries to enable more libraries to become digital community hubs.

    • Music: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions her Department has had with the Department for Communities and Local Government on adopting the agent of change...

      Cultural Heritage: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with representatives from the heritage sector on continuing access to imported specialist materials...

      Arts Council: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much was paid in grants from the Arts Council in each parliamentary constituency in (a) 2015 and (b) 2016.

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 26 June 2017 to Question 229, whether anyone from her Department has had discussions with the British Olympic...

      Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to proceed with the second stage of the Leveson inquiry.

      Film and Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with European agencies and counterparts on retaining reciprocal market access for distributing film...

      Museums and Galleries: Exhibitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps she has taken to ensure the continued freedom of movement for touring exhibitions after the UK leaves the EU.

      Music: Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the importance of live music venues to music tourism in the UK.

      Film: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to support the film industry in the North East.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fisheries: Falkland Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to develop the fishery sector in the Falkland Islands in line with similar developments...

    • Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his Department's policy is on fox hunting; and whether he plans to review that policy.

      Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish the 25 year plan for food and farming.

      Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish the 25 year plan for the environment.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what level of funding will be made available for the revised Air Quality Plan.

      Air Pollution: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to monitor air quality outside all schools as part of the revised Air Quality Plan.

      Horticulture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of closure of the seasonal agricultural workers scheme on the economic output of...

      Seasonal Agricultural Workers' Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations he has received since 23 June 2016 from the agricultural sector on reopening the seasonal agricultural...

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations the Government has made on proposals from the European Parliament to set a mandatory target to halve EU...

      Giant Hogweed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what responsibility landowners have for controlling Hogweed growth on their land; and if he will make a statement.

      Farms: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many foreign workers were brought into the UK to work on farms through Government-approved labour schemes in (a) 2016...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the (a) names of and (b) amounts paid to the 200 highest-receiving recipients of Common Agricultural Policy basic...

      Slaughterhouses: CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the total cost of installing CCTV across all slaughterhouses; and if he will make a...

      Fisheries: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many full-time equivalent staff of his Department are working on the withdrawal from the London Fisheries Convention;...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of EU-derived regulations which apply to his Department's...

      Refrigerators: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the level of potential risk posed by granulated refrigerator foam on abandoned waste sites in...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Architecture: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether he has made an assessment of the effect of ceasing mutual recognition of architects qualifications as a result of the UK...

    • Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether he has had discussions with EU negotiators on the need for a data adequacy decision in respect of the UK at the point that...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps the Government plans to take on a cross-departmental basis to protect and extend (a) workers' rights, (b) environmental...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what the Government's policy is on guaranteeing that workers will retain the same workers' rights after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Attorney General

    • Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask the Attorney General, how many prosecutions for the sale of illegal tobacco have taken place in each police authority area in each of the last 10 years.

    • Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, how many people opted to review decisions made by the Crown Prosecution Service not to prosecute their cases in the financial year 2016-17.

  • Wales Office

    • MOD St Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, with reference to the Answer of 25 April 2017 to Question 70837, what plans are in place for officials or Ministers in his Department to visit the 4...

    • Brexit: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether any additional legislative competencies will be devolved to the National Assembly for Wales as a consequence of Britain leaving the EU.

      Brexit: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the proposals on the UK leaving the EU in the Welsh Government's paper Securing Wales'...

      Brexit: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues to ensure that matters relating to Wales are included in the negotiations to leave the EU.

      Trade Agreements: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps he is taking to ensure that Wales is not adversely affected by trade deals negotiated when the UK leaves the EU.

      General Election 2017: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment he has made of the effect on Wales of the confidence and supply agreement with the Democratic Unionist Party.

      Brexit: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what his policy is on the need for legislative consent from the National Assembly for Wales in relation to the Repeal Bill announced in the Queen's Speech...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether any Barnett consequential will arise from the confidence and supply agreement between the Government and the Democratic Unionist Party.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Legal Aid Scheme: Grenfell Tower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral contribution of 22 June 2017, Official Report, column 168, on legal aid being available to families affected by...

    • Prisoners: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average amount of time was that the Prison and Probation Ombudsman spent on an investigation into a self-inflicted death in each year since 2010.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Electorate: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to introduce voter identity requirements at future elections; and if he will make a statement.

    • House of Lords: Reform

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to reform the House of Lords in the current Parliament.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many eligible electors were not registered to vote at UK general elections in (a) 2015 and (b) 2017; and if he will make a statement.

      Electoral Register: Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will introduce a process to enable people to check their electoral registration status online.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of options to introduce an automatic system of electoral registration for all eligible citizens;...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to introduce measures to require voter ID in the 2017-2019 Parliamentary session.

      Constituencies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government discussed the 2018 boundary review during recent negotiations with the Democratic Unionist Party.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of cyber security incidents dealt with by (a) GCHQ and (b) the National Cyber Security Centre in each year...

      Government Departments: Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of data breaches across central Government Departments in (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17.

      EU Nationals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent estimate he has made of the number of non-UK EU nationals living in (a) the UK, (b) the North East and (c) Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to increase voter registration.

      Voting Rights: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of lowering the voting age to 16.

      Voting Rights: EU Nationals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether EU nationals with settled status will be able to vote in (a) local elections and (b) parliamentary elections after the UK has left the EU.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many voters were on the electoral register on 1 January in each of the last 10 years.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what, when they use it, is their definition of "sleeping rough".

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government which London borough has the highest number of people sleeping rough; what is their estimate of that number; and what was the corresponding number in 2010.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of faulty new-build homes being sold in England; and whether they intend to discuss that issue further with the housebuilding industry.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether it is part of their Islamist anti-terrorist strategy to encourage all sermons in mosques to be delivered in English.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the finding by the Equality and Human Rights Commission review published on 3 April, Being disabled in Britain: a journey less...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of (1) the extent of brownfield land in England, and (2) the number of homes that could be constructed on that land.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what guidance they have issued to government departments, local authorities and other public bodies and agencies to avoid referring to British citizens by their creed,...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they differentiate between (1) those who criticise a religion, and (2) those who insult its adherents, in their guidance, policies and other literature on hate...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in the drafting of the regulations under Part 5 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 for electrical safety checks in...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many meetings with Electrical Safety First and other stakeholders have taken place to develop the regulations for electrical safety checks in the private rented...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the need for high quality, high density housing in England and Wales.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the aerial bombing of the Heiban locality in the South Khordofan and Blue Nile regions on 1 May, what assessment they have made of whether...

    • Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy for enabling Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Kosovo to become members of as many European institutions as...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel and to the Palestinian Authority (PA) regarding the reduction of the PA's monthly payments to Israel for...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Egypt regarding the closure, since January 2015, of the Rafah Border Crossing

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to make representations to the government of Israel regarding demands to carry out the army demolition order issued against the school at Khan al Akhmar

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what discussions they are having with the government of Israel regarding ending the blockade of Gaza

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel regarding the lack of building permits provided to, and building restrictions placed on, Palestinians in...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they have pursued allegations by Amnesty international that chemical weapons have been used against the civilian population in Darfur;  and whether they...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 3 February (HL4923), whether they have taken steps to establish whether the Korea National Insurance...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Dubai to ensure the prompt release of Ryan Cornelius from prison.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan regarding the death sentence handed down by Pakistan's Anti-Terrorism Court on 10 June to Taimoor Raza,...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Eritrea regarding the ongoing detention of the Eritrean Orthodox Patriarch Abune Antonios.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to take steps to retain Taiwan's place at future assemblies of the World Health Organisation.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that North Korea was behind the recent cyber attack on NHS computer systems.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the United Nations recommendation that biometric voter registration should be introduced in Zimbabwe.

  • Department for International Development

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the definition of vulnerability as used by UNHCR to identify those refugees in Jordan most in need of assistance.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that Iraqi and Syrian refugees in Jordan that belong to religious minorities are included in their assistance planning.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how they expect the EU Refugee Facility for Turkey 2016–17, which helps refugees and internally displaced persons, will be spent; and what proportion of...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they would support future regionalisation of the Pillars of the Cotonou Agreement.

  • Department for Education

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether, and if so by how much, teacher training targets for secondary schools have been missed for each of the last five years; and what assessment they have made of the...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Burials and Cremations (Scotland) Act 2016 as a possible basis for reform of the law of England and Wales.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is (1) the role, and (2) the annual cost, of presenting officers employed by the Department for Work and Pensions in relation to benefit appeals.

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Altmann on 4 May (HL Deb, col 1503), what rate of support claimants of the mobility component of Personal Independence...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the medical criteria behind the introduction of a walking distance of 50 metres as part of the assessment for Disability Living Allowance in 1992.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to simplify the benefits regime to reduce the extent of the form filling and assessment burdens on benefits recipients.

  • Home Office

    • Elections: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements they have made to use their discretionary powers under the Dublin III Regulations to take charge of the asylum applications of any mothers...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many proxy vote applications there were in each Northern Ireland constituency for the general elections in (1) 2010, (2) 2015, and (3) 2017; and whether they intend...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the performance of the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland following the two elections held in Northern Ireland this year.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to bringing forward legislation to prevent party workers distributing election material from standing immediately outside access...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent of the rise in the number of proxy votes being applied for in recent elections in Northern Ireland; and what action they are...

  • Department of Health

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 3 February (HL4841), what was the average number of days that GP surgeries were open in the period 27–30...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government when they intend to bring forward proposals for a consultation on social care.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government when they intend to introduce legislation to reform professional healthcare regulation as proposed by the Law Commission in their report Regulation of Health and Social...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they still intend to produce consultation proposals for the reform of social care by the end of 2017.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of the significant increase in the number of cases of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) reported as an adverse reaction to HPV...

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