Written answers

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Great Western Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects to announce whether the Great Western mainline to Bristol will be fully electrified; and if he will make a statement.

    • Great Western Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the benefits for passengers in terms of capacity, frequency and journey times of the full electrification of the Great...

      Great Western Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the role of the Office of Rail and Road is in relation to the full electrification of the Great Western mainline to Bristol.

      Southern: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to implement the Gibb Report's recommendation that stabling facilities and a depot be made available in Crowborough.

      Southern: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the recommendations in the Gibb Report on the performance of Southern trains.

      Lewes-Uckfield Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to implement the Gibb Report's recommendation that the Uckfield line be electrified.

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason disabled people in receipt of a free bus pass are not permitted to use that pass before 9.30am between Monday to Friday; and what...

      Southern: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons some appendices were missing from the published version of the report by Chris Gibb, Changes to improve the performance of the...

      Southern: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which parts of the report by Chris Gibb, Changes to improve the performance of the Southern network and train services and restore passenger...

      Crossrail 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with Michele Dix, Chief Executive of Crossrail 2.

      Railways: Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to ensure that passengers who have to travel on a bus replacement service in lieu of a planned rail journey are compensated; and...

      Roads: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to page 6 of the Office of Rail and Road's Update on Highways England's capital planning and asset management, published on 2 February...

      Cycling and Walking: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's press release, Government publishes £1.2 billion plans to increase cycling and walking, published on 21 April...

      Level Crossings and Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent progress his Department has made on preparing legislation in response to the recommendations made in the Law Commission's reports on (a)...

      Highways England: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people are employed in Highways England's Capital Portfolio Management team on a headcount and FTE basis; and how many vacancies there are in...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total (a) revenue and (b) capital expenditure on HS2 has been in each year from 2009-10 from (i) his Department, (ii) HS2 Ltd and (iii)...

      Taxis: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the Government's policy is on whether licensed private hire vehicle drivers are required to pass a test in English as a condition of holding a...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to review the effectiveness of systems of integration for asylum seekers and refugees ensuring that all those granted...

    • UN Convention on the Status of Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with other parties to the UN Convention on Refugees on reforming the Convention to improve its response to the...

      Emergency Services: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to provide additional training for the emergency services to respond to fires following the Grenfell Tower fire.

      Driving under Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken is to analyse (a) blood and (b) urine samples for (i) drug-related and (ii) alcohol-related driving offences.

      Housing: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have died as a result of fires in (a) bungalows, (b) semi-detached houses, (c) detached houses, (d) houses in multiple...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to introduce a duty on persons in regulated professions to notify the police about possible victims of child sexual abuse.

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether police and crime commissioners are required to publish an annual Police, Crime and Victims plan.

      EU Nationals: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to extend the Immigration Skills charge to EU citizens when the UK leaves the EU.

      Northumbria Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers were employed by Northumbria Police in (a) March 2010 and (b) March 2017.

      Radicalism: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to introduce legislation on technology companies preventing the publication of extremist material.

      War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the capacity of the War Crimes Unit and the Home Office to (a) receive and (b) act on complaints from...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 20 April 2017 to Question 70559, on animal experiments, when she plans to publish her Department's response...

      Hassan Yousef

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will review the case of Yousef Hassan.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate the Government has made of the cost of implementation of the proposal set out in Safeguarding the position of EU citizens in...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 20 March 2017 to Question 67822, whether her Department plans to develop a version of the visa data which is...

      Eurojust

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of human trafficking Eurojust has supported the Government in investigating in each year since 2010.

      Eurojust

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many drug VAT fraud cases that Eurojust has supported the Government in investigating were (a) in the UK, (b) against UK citizens abroad...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether EU nationals will be required to (a) provide biometric data and (b) hold an identity card in order to acquire settled status in the...

      Immigration Controls: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the Government's policy is on maintaining the Le Touquet agreement in its current form.

      Fire and Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how she plans to consult local (a) residents, (b) councils and (c) hon. Members in assessing the business case for a Police and Crime...

      Fire and Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many grants have been allocated to Police and Crime Commissioners to investigate taking over responsibility for Fire and Rescue...

      Fire and Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what provisions will be made to compensate county and unitary councils who suffer a financial loss as a result of Fire and Rescue Services...

      Police Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to retain front desk services in police stations; and if she will make a statement.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications from EU nationals seeking permanent residency in the UK are currently being processed; and how many have been...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of UK Visa and Immigration staff were employed to process EU casework in each month since January 2017.

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied refugee children were transferred from France to the UK in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017 under section 67 of the Immigration...

      Antisocial Behaviour: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reports of anti-social behaviour connected with (a) off-road bicycles, (b) quad bikes and (c) mopeds there were in each police...

      Criminal Investigation: Manchester Arena

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what additional financial support her Department is providing to Greater Manchester Police to meet the costs resulting from the...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many contracts put out to tender by his Department were awarded to (a) charities and (b) social enterprises since...

    • Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will place in the Library copies of his Department's correspondence with the Red Tape Challenge project since...

      Borough Market and London Bridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what compensation and other support his Department is making available to businesses affected by the recent terror...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many new EU directives relating to his Department's responsibilities are awaiting translation into UK law.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many new EU directives relating to his Department's responsibilities are in negotiation in the EU.

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to his oral contribution of 27 June 2017, Official Report, column 459, if he will place in the Library a copy...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Israeli Settlements: UN Resolutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to implement the provisions of the UN Security Council Resolution 2334 on Israeli settlements in the Occupied...

    • Kamal Foroughi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Government of Iran on the arrest and imprisonment of Kamal Foroughi.

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Government of Iran on the arrest and imprisonment of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

      Andargachew Tsege

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent progress has been made on the case of Andargachew Tsege.

      British Indian Ocean Territory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which Minister has responsibility for the Chagos Islands.

      British Indian Ocean Territory: UN Resolutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has with the UK Ambassador to the UN regarding the UN vote on the legal status of the Chagos Islands.

      British Indian Ocean Territory: UN Resolutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Mauritian counterpart on the UN vote on the legal status of the Chagos Islands.

      British Indian Ocean Territory: UN Resolutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has with his American counterpart on the UN vote on the legal status of the Chagos Islands.

      British Indian Ocean Territory: UN Resolutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts from (a) France, (b) Germany, (c) Italy and (d) Spain on the recent UN...

      Ilois: Resettlement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on the resettlement of Chagossians to the Chagos Islands.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of their time new joint Department for International Development and Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many contracts put out to tender by his Department were awarded to (a) charities and (b) social enterprises in each year...

      USA: Climate Change Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions (a) he and (b) officials of his Department have had with counterparts in the US on the effect of President...

      European Free Trade Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent meetings he has had with the secretariat of the European Free Trade Association.

      Russia: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 26 April 2017 to Question 71400, whether the continued persecution of LGBT people in (a)...

      Syria: Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of attacks involving the use of chemical weapons, including chlorine gas, by any party to the...

      Syria: Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in the US on a potential military response to another attack by Syrian...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to support the UN Human Rights Council Resolution to establish an international investigation into...

      Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 26 April 2017 to Question 71623, what voluntary financial contributions the Government plans to...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Election Offences: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what information he has received on instances of voter fraud in the 2017 General Election; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • UK Trade with EU: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will implement the proposals set out by the Scottish Government in Scotland's place in Europe on the UK's continued membership...

    • Brexit: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many treaties are required to be renegotiated as a result of the UK leaving the EU.

      European Medicines Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what estimate he has made of the annual value to the economy from the European Medicines Agency having been located in London in each...

      EU Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what his priorities are during negotiations on the UK leaving the EU on the UK's future relationship with (a) the European Chemicals...

      Domestic Visits: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what meetings Ministers and officials in his Department have had with businesses, elected representatives and other organisations...

      Business: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what plans he has to meet Northern local authority and business leaders to discuss the UK leaving the EU.

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what the total cost to the public purse was of the (a) High Court case and (b) Supreme Court appeal on Article 50.

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if her Department will make it a requirement that all schools are fitted with sprinkler systems for fire safety; and if she will make a statement.

    • Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her policy is on introducing a UCAS-style portal for technical education.

      Classroom Assistants: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her policy is on teaching assistants becoming qualified teachers through a degree apprenticeship.

      Schools: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her policy is on ensuring that every school has a single point of contact for mental health services.

      Schools: Bassetlaw

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools in Bassetlaw constituency have (a) asbestos and (b) no fire sprinkler system.

      Teachers: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the retention figures are for (a) primary and (b) secondary school teachers who began their employment in each of the last five years.

      Schools: Fire Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the extent of the use of flammable cladding in school buildings.

      Children: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when her Department plans to publish its Green Paper on children's mental health.

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much additional (a) revenue and (b) capital funding her Department plans to invest in further education colleges in (i) 2017-18, (ii) 2018-19,...

      Digital Technology: Lifelong Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding her Department plans to allocate for delivering lifelong learning in digital skills in (a) 2017-18, (b) 2018-19, (c) 2019-20, (d)...

      Breakfast Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the cost to schools of introducing universal free school breakfasts.

      Grammar Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her policy is on grammar schools.

      English Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of pupils in England were entered for the EBacc combination of subjects during the 2015-16 academic year.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 130 of the report, UK Poverty: Causes and Solutions, published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on 6 September 2016, if she...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to bring forward further proposals for a National Funding Formula; and if she will make a statement.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to ensure that children with (a) special needs and (b) disabilities are not excluded from childcare.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that every parent is better off working once they have paid for childcare.

      Church Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her Department's policy is on the admissions criteria adopted by Catholic state-funded schools.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2017 to Question 593, whether there will be additional funding for schools before 2020-21.

      Schools: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department plans to exempt all schools from business rates.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the administrative burden on local authorities arising from the Government's 30-hours free childcare policy.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Driving under Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many drivers who had been arrested for being under the influence of (a) drugs and (b) alcohol were later convicted of (i) seriously injuring and...

    • Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what mandatory training on working with victims of sexual and domestic abuse is undertaken by (a) the judiciary, (b) the police and (c) probation staff.

      Rape: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he will reform ground rules hearings to exclude the cross-examination of victims in rape trials about their sexual histories.

      Sexual Offences: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what special measures are available for victims involved in sexual assault or rape proceedings.

      Sexual Offences: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether judges hearing trials involving rape or serious sexual assault are required to attend a course accredited by the Judicial College before the...

      Fines: Surcharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many convicted offenders were ordered to pay compensation into the Victims' Surcharge Fund in each of the last three years; and how much in total...

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his policy is on a victims law; and if he will make a statement.

      Victims' Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to revise the duties and responsibilities of the Commissioner for Victims and Witnesses.

      Terrorism: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners in UK jails were convicted of offences under the Terrorism Act 2000; and how many of those prisoners may be scheduled for release in...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much on average it costs HM Courts and Tribunal Service to administer a First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support Appeal) in respect of...

      Link Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases brought by Link Parking Ltd against residents were heard in UK courts in each of the last three years.

      Prisons: Port Talbot

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his Department's policy is on building a new prison in Port Talbot.

  • Prime Minister

    • Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Prime Minister, with reference to her statement of 22 June 2017, on Grenfell Tower, Official Report, column 167, if she will make it her policy that Government Departments use...

    • Grenfell Tower: Public Inquiries

      To ask the Prime Minister, when she expects the public inquiry into the Grenfell Fire to be established.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Warships: Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on the publication and implementation of the national shipbuilding strategy.

    • Ministry of Defence: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what land and buildings in Vale of Clwyd constituency his Department has sold in each year for which data is available; and what plans he has to dispose...

      Ministry of Defence: Procurement

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

      Lebanon: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in Lebanon on the provision of weapons and helicopters assistance.

      Defence: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the cooperative involvement UK defence companies and Israeli defence companies have had on mutual assistance and job creation.

      Ministry of Defence: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of closures of his Department's sites on the local economy, employment and business of where those...

      Ministry of Defence: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions his Department has had with service families and local councils on the proposed closure of over 80 of his Department's sites.

      Armed Forces: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of diverting surplus Operational Ration Packs to people who are homeless.

      Armed Forces: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many cyber specialists are employed by the armed forces.

      Ascension Island: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions his Department has had with the US Department of Defense on the US air force's refusal to repair the airstrip at Ascension Island...

      Army: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the (a) total number of available regular training places and (b) number of such places that have been filled at (i) ITC Catterick, (ii)...

      Ascension Island: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what effect the suspension of flights to and from Ascension has had on the air bridge between the UK and the Falkland Islands.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his estimate is of the number of vehicles that the Warrior Capability and Sustainment Programme is capable of upgrading.

      Ascension Island: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to refurbish the airstrip at Ascension Island.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment: Mothers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he has taken to increase the support available to women after multiple birth pregnancies to assist them back into the workplace.

    • Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to page 16 of the report, UK Poverty: Causes and Solutions, published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on 6 September 2016, if...

      Universal Credit: Zero Hours Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people engaged on zero-hours contracts who are in receipt of universal credit.

      Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 5 April 2017 to Question 69486, on housing benefit: young people, how many applications for the housing cost...

      Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people from other EU countries were in receipt of (a) unemployment benefit and (b) in-work benefits in the most recent period for...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will allow the Child Maintenance Service to use Child Support Agency fraud investigations to inform its work.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of the decision not to transfer Child Support Agency assessments to the Child Maintenance Service...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to allow the Child Maintenance Service to use Child Support Agency assessments to inform its work.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Inland Waterways: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many successful prosecutions there have been for the polluting of watercourses in each of the last 10 years.

    • Microplastics: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 18 April 2017 to Question 69988, whether his Department plans to assess the effects of...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether emissions from a transport refrigeration unit count towards a heavy goods vehicle's compliance with Euro VI...

      Animal Welfare: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he last considered a review of sentencing for animal cruelty offences.

      Butterflies: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to preserve natural habitats for butterflies.

      Animal Welfare: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to lengthen the maximum sentence for animal cruelty offences.

      Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will maintain the existing moratorium on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides after the UK leaves the EU.

      Ivory: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department plans to bring forward a timetable for the consultation on a ban on the sale of ivory dated after 1947.

      Air Pollution: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of air quality in Liverpool, Walton constituency; and what steps he is taking to...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information his Department holds on the mean average value for nitrogen dioxide levels by parliamentary constituency in...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to reduce late Basic Payment Sceheme payments; and if he will make a statement.

      Berries and Soft Fruit: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of using tier 3 visas to tackle labour shortages in the soft fruit industry.

      Public Footpaths: Christchurch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his Department's policy to require Natural England to designate the proposed route of the national...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that all new houses are sold on a freehold basis.

    • Social Rented Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what requirement there is on councils to ensure fire exits, emergency lighting and fire safety information is in place in all...

      Building Regulations: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when the Building Regulations Advisory Committee will be recalled to consider the review of Approved Document B (fire safety).

      Building Regulations: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when the Building Regulations Advisory Committee last met to consider the building regulations and Approved Document B (fire...

      Private Rented Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, (a) how many private rented sector households have approached his Department for advice about the combustibility of their...

      Council Tax: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local authorities in England charge an empty homes premium; what the percentage premium charged for each council tax band...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will introduce a lower minimum threshold for unit delivery to increase the number of small builders eligible to apply for...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions his Department has had with the Homes and Communities Agency on the use of intermediaries such as banks and...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of the Home Building Fund has been allocated to property developers since October 2016.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the Government intends to reintroduce the Homelessness Reduction Bill.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to page 79 of the report, UK Poverty: Causes and Solutions, published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on 6...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that rent-to-buy products are within the definition of affordable housing for the...

      Local Authorities: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to page 85 of the report, UK Poverty: Causes and Solutions, published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on 6...

      Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what changes have been made to standard fire safety tests conducted on external cladding since the Grenfell Tower fire.

      Private Rented Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to survey and test external cladding on private sector accommodation.

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what safety tests are being conducted on non-domestic public high-rise buildings.

      Fire Resistant Materials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that all building materials used in schools, hospitals, care homes, prisons and other public...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what translation services are provided in each of the relief centres related to the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

      Rented Housing: Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make electrical safety checks in rented homes mandatory after the working group set up by his Department under the...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what oversight his Department has of the dispersal of relief funding being collected by different organisations for the...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that trustees of the organisations responsible for the dispersal of relief...

      Parking: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to end monopoly control of off-road car parking in town centres by local authorities; and if he will make...

      Parking: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his policy is on preventing local authorities from setting excessive car parking charges; and if he will make a statement.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to encourage local authorities to offer business rate relief to non-maintained childcare and...

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 28 June 2017 to Question 594, on regional planning and development, if he will set out how his...

      Waveney District Council: Suffolk Coastal District Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer of 18 April 2017 to Question 69471, what plans he has to facilitate the merger of Waveney and...

      Combined Authorities: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to announce his decision on the application made in July 2016 to create a Dorset Combined Authority for economic...

      Non-domestic Rates: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to set out the criteria for applications by lower-tier rural authorities to participate in a pilot...

      Buildings: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has conducted checks of the type carried out on residential buildings at (a) NHS hospitals, (b) schools,...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Procurement

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

  • HM Treasury

    • Debts: Households

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of changes in the level of household debt over the last two years.

    • Per Capita Costs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total public spending per person has been in (a) England, (b) the North West and (c) Ellesmere Port and Neston constituency in the last three years.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what spending commitments the Government has made since 8 June 2017; and what the cost to the public purse of those commitments is.

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the Government will reduce high costs of motor insurance for people living in certain postcodes.

      Credit: Interest Rates

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 66 of the report, UK Poverty: Causes and Solutions, published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on 6 September 2016, if he will make...

      VAT: Sanitary Protection

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will assess the merits of removing VAT from sanitary products.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the merits of directly linking alcohol duty to alcohol content; and if he will make a statement.

      Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Government plans to ratify formally the World Health Organisation Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products.

      Automated Credit Transfer: Fraud

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the annual cost to the UK economy of bank-transfer fraud.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 84 of the report, UK Poverty: Causes and Solutions, published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on 6 September 2016, if he will make...

      Libor

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Governor of the Bank of England on manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate.

      Personal Income

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of inflation and wage growth on household incomes between January and March 2017.

      Debts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the contribution of 29 March 2017 by the Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Official Report, column 196WH, what progress has been made on...

      Treasury: Procurement

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many contracts put out to tender by his Department were awarded to (a) charities and (b) social enterprises in each year since 2010.

      Public Expenditure: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was allocated to Scotland, outside consequentials arising from the Barnett Formula, in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.

      Infrastructure: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many infrastructure projects the Government supported in Scotland in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of government expenditure has been spent on public sector pay in each of the last five years.

      Public Expenditure: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Scotland on the negotiations between the Government and the Democratic Unionist Party on...

      Treasury: EU Law

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many new EU directives relating to his Department's responsibilities are in negotiation in the EU.

      Financial Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to prevent UK-based companies in the financial sector moving abroad when the UK leaves the EU.

      Financial Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the effect has been on (a) employment and (b) UK public finances of financial sector companies moving abroad since the vote to leave the EU.

      Financial Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of UK-based financial sector companies that (a) have moved certain operations abroad since the vote to leave the EU...

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of public sector workers have received a pay rise above one per cent since 2010.

      Income Tax: Landlords

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people declaring an income from letting out property pay the (a) additional, (b) higher and (c) standard rates of income tax.

      Housing: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what taxes related to property are paid by (a) unincorporated residential landlords on properties they rent out and (b) owner occupiers.

      Mortgages: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to review the effect of mortgage interest relief changes as they apply to landlords.

      Mortgages: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many rental properties will be affected by changes to mortgage interest relief being phased-in since April 2017.

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of public sector workers have received a pay rise limited to one per cent since 2010.

  • Department for International Development

    • Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to support programmes to reduce tropical diseases in affected countries.

    • East Africa: Food Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what (a) funding and (b) assistance the Government is providing to ease hunger and prevent famine in Sudan and Somalia.

      Fairtrade Initiative: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with Ministers in other Departments on the value of the Fairtrade scheme to future trade deals; and if...

      East Africa: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in (a) Sudan and (b) South Sudan.

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in Yemen.

      Guinea: Measles

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance her Department is giving to improve routine measles vaccination programmes in Guinea.

      Sustainable Development: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the achievability of Sustainable Development Goal number four on inclusive and equitable quality...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will repeal the Fixed-terms Parliaments Act 2011.

    • Regulation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much has been spent on the Red Tape Challenge in each year since its inception.

      Voting Behaviour

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of the merits of introducing compulsory voting at future elections.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will introduce measures similar to the Northern Ireland Electoral Office Schools Initiative in the UK.

      Social Services

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans that the upcoming consultation on social care will include (a) adults affected by dementia, (b) all adults requiring care and support...

      Political Parties: Advertising

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Electoral Commission's powers to regulate online political campaign advertising.

      Cabinet Office: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many contracts put out to tender by his Department were awarded to (a) charities and (b) social enterprises in each year since 2010.

      Democratic Unionist Party

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the agendas and minutes of all future meetings of the Government's coordination committee with the Democratic Unionist party will be made public.

      Government Departments: Data Protection

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government plans to implement a policy to prevent hackers from accessing and altering data used to inform government decisions.

      Self-employed: East Renfrewshire

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people are registered as self-employed in East Renfrewshire constituency.

      Electoral Register: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 28 June 2017 to Question 689, if he will publish the list of areas in which voter identification pilots will take place in...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Balance of Payments: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how the Government plans to ensure that the North East retains its balance of payment surplus after the UK leaves the EU.

    • Export Credit Guarantees: South America

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many companies from (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland have applied for export credit support for trade with...

      Qatar: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what arms sales between the UK and Qatar were carried out from 2010 to 2017.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Social Media: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to ensure social media companies tackle cyber bullying.

    • Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Answer of 20 March 2017 to Question 68586, what discussions has she had with her counterpart in the Department...

      Broadband: Linlithgow and East Falkirk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many businesses in Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency have made use of the Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme.

      Lotteries: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans to publish proposals to update the regulations governing society lotteries.

      Lotteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will bring forward proposals to require advertising of the National Gambling Helpline or BeGambleAware.org at the point of sale...

      Arts Council England: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding will be provided by Arts Council England to (a) the North East and (b) England in the (i) period 2018 to 2022 and (ii)...

      Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the top 10 UK sports in terms of regular active participation.

      S4C: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans to announce who will lead the independent review of S4C.

      S4C: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the Welsh Government on the review of S4C.

      S4C: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Wales on the Government's review of S4C.

      Broadband and Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government plans to take to improve (a) quality and (b) competition in the mobile and broadband sectors.

      Musicians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on (a) musicians from the EU working in the UK and (b) UK musicians...

      Cultural Heritage: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with ministerial colleagues on a reciprocal exemption for accredited heritage and museum...

      Cultural Heritage: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with heritage sector representatives on establishing a budget for collaborative research projects...

      S4C: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the announcement on 20 March 2017 of additional funding for S4C, when she plans to conclude the mid-year review to...

      Music: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment she has made of the effect on live music venues of introducing a statutory agent of change provision into...

      Musicians: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with Ministerial colleagues and European agencies on temporary and short-term visa permissions and...

      Performing Arts: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with representatives from the film and television industry and with theatre producers on ensuring...

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans to publish her Department's response to the consultation, Review of gaming machines and social responsibility measures;...

  • Department of Health

    • Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to (a) improve mental health provision and (b) support the needs of children and young people.

    • Microplastics: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 18 April 2017 to Question 70013, for what reasons that Answer does not refer to the reasons why his Department is not...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many training commissions for mental health nursing there have been in each year since 2007.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many training commissions have been available for mental health nursing for each year since 2007.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many mental health nursing commissions have been planned for each of the next five years.

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the change in expenditure on mental health in all areas covered by the capped expenditure process.

      NHS: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of IT security systems within NHS trusts.

      Lifeline Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the Government will make an assessment of the lessons to be learned for the payment-by-results contract model for support services from the closing...

      Hospitals: Shropshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable is for the appointment of an independent chair of the clinical commissioning groups overseeing the review into the Shropshire Future...

      NHS Trusts: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has held with NHS trusts in the North East on securing the status of non-UK EU nationals employed by the NHS in the region;...

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the impact of the Government's public sector pay restraint policy on (a) the living standards of NHS staff and (b)...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people employed by the NHS in (a) 2020, (b) 2025 and (c) 2030.

      Health Services: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the proposed accountable care systems will involve the private sector.

      Sleep Apnoea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnoea in the last five years.

      Sleep Apnoea: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to make magnetic copper rings available on the NHS to alleviate snoring.

      Medical Equipment: Oxygen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to make high-tech cooler vests for oxygen-starved bodies available on the NHS.

      Fracking: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the findings of the Medact report, A public health assessment of shale gas in England, published in July 2016.

      Obesity: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to reduce obesity among young people.

      Colorectal Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the quantitive faecal immunochemical test will be available on the NHS as a DIY procedure.

      Strokes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of strokes in young adults.

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent progress he has made to improve support for carers.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects the Cancer Transformation Fund to be made available to support the Cancer Recovery Package and the cancer stratified follow-up pathways.

      Sopra Steria: Conflict of Interests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice he received on his potential conflict of interest relating to his board membership of Sopra Steria; and if he will place a copy of that...

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will commission Public Health England to review heat-not-burn tobacco products in the same way that it has reviewed vaping products.

      Sugar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the oral contribution by the former Under-Secretary of State for Health on 21 March 2017, Official Report, Column 775, what assessment...

      Air Pollution: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the total number of premature deaths attributable to air pollution in the last 12 months; and if he will make a...

      Pregnancy: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government plans to take to ensure that smoking rates among pregnant women fall.

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will bring forward proposals to increase funding for brain tumour research over the current Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

      Clinical Psychologists: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will fund trainee clinical psychologists beyond 2020.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance NHS England publishes on minimising drop-outs from the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme.

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to end the 1 per cent public sector pay cap in the NHS.

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to implement the recommendations of independent pay review bodies on NHS pay.

      NHS Property Services: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total associated annual costs of the new NHS Property Services Limited headquarters in London is.

      HIV Infection: Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to Public Health England's announcement of 20 June 2017 on the HIV PrEP Impact trial in England, what steps are being taken to ensure that...

      NHS: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish (a) his letter to NHS Improvement and (b) NHS Improvement's letter to NHS trusts of 24 June 2017 on the need for fire safety tests on...

      NHS: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his announcement of tests of fire safety of NHS premises on 24 June 2017, whether he has made arrangements for the Department for...

      Health Services: Dudley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the timescale for consultation for Dudley's multi-specialty community provider complies with the statutory requirements for public bodies.

      Health Services: Dudley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what provisions have been made to ensure continuity of services in the event of a failure of Dudley's multi-specialty community provider.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department will issue a formal response to the consultation on Special Category Mechanism and Financial and Other Support in England, published...

      Alcoholism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will bring forward a strategy to support the children of alcoholics.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much he expects to be saved through 2017's NHS capped expenditure process.

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many students applied for (a) nursing and (b) midwifery degrees in each year since 2010.

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many students he expects to begin (a) nursing and (b) midwifery degrees in each English university in (i) September 2017 and (ii) later entry periods...

      Hospital Wards: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on the use of mixed-sex wards in the NHS.

      NHS Shared Business Services: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what date he was first made aware that 35 sacks of mail held by NHS Shared Business Services had been destroyed.

      Dementia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of NHS funding has been spent on dementia research since 2015; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the public sector pay cap on staffing levels in the NHS.

      NHS: Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on recovering money from overseas visitors and other chargeable NHS patients.

      Hospitals: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress is being made on turning round hospitals in special measures.

      Hospitals: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress is being made on turning round hospitals in special measures.

      Health Services: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the capped expenditure process on patient care.

      Perinatal Mortality: Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans the Government has to ensure that every hospital has a bereavement suite.

      NHS: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for NHS Property Services of Sir Robert Naylor's review of the NHS estate.

  • Department for Transport

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that Train Operating Companies deal with passenger complaints promptly and thoroughly.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether the European Train Control System to be installed on high speed lines either side of the Channel Tunnel is compatible with those lines in all respects; and...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is the clear opening width of the single door opening on the new Stadler intercity coaches for Anglia services; how this compares with the clear opening door widths...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they have published, or intend to publish, plans that show the long-term outlook for each industry in the UK post-Brexit, in particular the services industries.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they have put any pressure on the government of Israel to investigate the reported abduction and torture of Bashar Ghazal, an eight year old child from Jenin

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they are planning to review the right of polling agents appointed by candidates, or by their election agents, to enter polling stations in Northern Ireland.

  • Department for International Development

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what plans they, and international organisations, have to benefit the estimated 13 million children in the Middle East who according to UNICEF's 2015 report Eduction...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • *No heading*

      The Senior Deputy Speaker, in the event of a vacancy occuring among the 75 hereditary peers who are elected by party or Crossbench groups, how many members would form the electorate for (1) a...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Premier League’s proposed changes to its Owners and Directors Test which will permit the blocking of prospective owners who...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what analysis they have undertaken of the results of successful appeals against Personal Independence Payment assessments.

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for recording proceedings at Personal Independence Payment assessments.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will include the current mobility criterion of 20 metres in the next review of Personal Independence Payments.

      Voting Rights: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have allocated £22 million to hire new presenting officers to support them at disability benefit tribunals.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to initiate a cross-departmental review of funeral poverty to make recommendations for reform.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that Personal Independent Payment assessors receive appropriate training to allow them to take a holistic approach to a claimant's...

  • HM Treasury

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to review the Barnett formula.

  • Cabinet Office

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether the proposed public inquiry into the Grenfell House fire will consider the effects and impact of the deregulation of the building industry during the last decade.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Young of Cookham (HL Deb, col 1269–1271), how many additional people would be enfranchised by extending voting rights from 15...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether the timetable for the changes to parliamentary constituency boundaries is proceeding as previously planned, and if so, what the next stage will be; and when it...

  • Department of Health

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what change in funding in England for continued professional development for Registered Nurses took place in 2016/17; and what steps they are taking to address the situation.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many NHS staff members are from (1) EU member states other than the UK, and (2) countries outside the EU.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health, on 24 April (HC70973), when and how the Commission on Human Medicines...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government who advised the Commission on Human Medicines that the available evidence does not support a causal association between HPV vaccination and development of postural...

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