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Written answers

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

  • HM Treasury

    • Employee Benefit Trusts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has conducted a review of regulations relating to employee benefit trusts as a result of the case of the Roadchef Employees Benefit Trust.

    • Terrorism: Compensation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure prompt payment of compensation by insurance companies to businesses affected by recent terrorist attacks; and...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to introduce a UK shared prosperity fund; how much such a fund will contain; to whom that funding will be made available; and how those...

      Foreign Exchange

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the results of the research commissioned by his Department on the effect of current pricing structures used by foreign exchange providers...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Procurement

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

    • State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate he has made of the number of women in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b) Coventry local authority area, (c) the...

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the removal of child poverty targets on levels of persistent poverty in the UK.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the benefit freeze on levels of persistent poverty in the UK.

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of any gap between male and female persistent poverty rates.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the benefit cap on levels of persistent poverty in the UK.

      Supported Housing: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the suitability of universal credit for people living in supported housing.

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on levels of poverty in the UK.

      Universal Credit: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have been self-employed for more than 12 months and in receipt of universal credit who...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Child Maintenance Service is entitled to full access to (a) assessments made and (b) data held by the Child Support Agency.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will implement the recommendations in the Work and Pensions Select Committee report, Child Maintenance Service, HC587, published on 2...

  • Home Office

    • Police Stations: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of reducing the number of counter staff at rural police stations.

    • Immigration: Glasgow South

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many EU citizens in Glasgow South constituency will have to apply for settled status as outlined in Safeguarding the position of EU...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of processing settled status claims for EU citizens.

      Terrorism: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the security of pedestrianised areas in York against (a) terrorist and (b) vehicle-borne...

      Counter-terrorism: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria are used to evaluate the effectiveness of Prevent Strategy training.

      Safety Barriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what additional funding she is providing for the erection of barriers to protect buildings and other places where people congregate in cities.

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with local authorities on planning to prevent terrorist acts in their communities.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral answer of 27 June 2017 to the right hon. Member for Leeds Central, Official Report, column 309,...

      Seasonal Agricultural Workers' Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to introduce a new seasonal agricultural workers scheme.

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans the Government has to increase the range of offences that will never be filtered from a disclosure and barring certificate.

      Fire Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fire stations there were in England in (a) 2010 and (b) 2017.

      Stalking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of women being stalked have been reported to the police in each of the last five years; and how many people have been...

      Fire Prevention: Southwark

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government has taken to ensure fire prevention work is conducted in Southwark since the closure for Southwark Fire Station.

      Radicalism: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to safeguard vulnerable individuals from online radicalisation.

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to tackle extremism.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to tackle cyber crime.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce knife crime.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many suspects have been arrested in the UK after the use of Europol's European Migrant Smuggling Centre since February 2016.

      Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will undertake a review into the causes of the change in hate crimes recorded in England and Wales in the month after the EU referendum.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of implications for her Department's policy on settlement visa applications of the Supreme Court judgment of...

      Migrant Workers: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with Ministerial colleagues on the effect of new Immigration Rules on the employment of non-European Economic...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether EU citizens who have applied for permanent residency documents will be offered compensation if those documents are made invalid...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Rape: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the duty to inform the police of a relevant offence contained in the provisions of...

    • Northern Ireland Office: Procurement

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

      Political Parties: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he has had with the Minister for the Cabinet Office on increasing the public transparency of political donations and donors...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Internet: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to tackle online bullying in rural areas.

  • Department of Health

    • Royal Brompton Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the scientific evidential basis is that patients being treated at the congenital heart disease unit at the Royal Brompton Hospital will receive...

    • Bootham Park Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will prioritise the site of Bootham Park Hospital, York as a community asset rather than being sold for development.

      Department of Health: Procurement

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

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the capital requirements for the NHS for the next three years.

      NHS Professionals: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the potential savings of privatising NHS Professionals.

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what legal advice he has received on adherence by his Department, NHS bodies, private and voluntary sector providers and local authorities to the NHS...

      NHS: Job Satisfaction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received from NHS trusts on workforce morale.

      Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the extra funding being made available for the NHS in Northern Ireland as part of the Conservative...

      NHS Trusts: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received from NHS trusts on the recruitment of EU nationals since 23 June 2016.

      Agency Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many registered nurses are working solely through bank or agency arrangements.

      NHS England: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much NHS England has spent on legal fees in each of the last three years.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect on obtaining authorisations for new drugs of the UK withdrawing from the European Medicines Agency.

      Ambulance Services: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the insurance industry about ambulance service community first responders who are refused insurance when they reach the...

      Wantage Community Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received on the future of Wantage Hospital; and if he will make a statement.

      Royal Brompton Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the potential cost of (a) transferring staff and services and (b) expanding provision in other hospitals as a result of the...

      Health Professions: Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GPs and doctors have been sued by patients in each of the last five years; and what the cost to the public purse was of settlements relating to...

      Health Services: Dudley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people responded to consultations organised by Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group on its proposed multi-specialty community provider; and what...

      Health Services: Dudley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect on the financial viability of Russells Hall Hospital of the multi-speciality community provider...

      Health Services: Dudley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to ensure that the contract for Dudley's multi-specialty community provider will not be awarded to an overseas or off-shore...

      Health Services: Dudley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what changes would be made to the contracts for GPs involved in the GP consortium bidding for the Dudley multi-specialty community provider contract in...

      Health Services: Dudley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether people (a) serving on the board of the Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group or (b) employed by that group are permitted to submit a bid for...

      Health Services: Dudley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what management tools Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group has used in the forecasting of income over the life of the contract for the multi-specialty...

      Health Services: Dudley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what arrangements are being made for NHS staff who do not wish to transfer to new arrangements under the multi-specialty community provider proposed by...

      Health Services: Dudley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment the Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the size and type of workforce required by...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which hospitals in England are allowed to use stereotactic radiosurgery to treat cerebral arteriovenous malformations and trigeminal neuralgia.

      Measles: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the current immunisation rate for measles is; and what steps he is taking to improve coverage of that immunisation.

      NHS Shared Business Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will review NHS payroll service contracts held by Shared Business Services.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of comments by the vice-chancellors of Worcester University and of West of England University that no new money has been made...

      Maternity Services: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department spends on the annual You and Your Baby national survey of health care; when he plans to publish the findings of the current...

      Community Care: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will undertake an assessment of the adequacy of the procedures used by NHS Improvement to select the provider for community care services in...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Fracking: Wells

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that future maintenance liabilities for abandoned or exhausted shale gas wells remain...

    • Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what maintenance and inspection procedures he plans to put in place to protect underground water supplies from damage...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that the Environment Agency and the Health and Safety Executive are adequately...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his Department's policy is on permitting on-shore wind installations to form part of or entire bids for Contracts...

      Climate Change Convention: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions (a) he and (b) officials of his Department have had with counterparts in the US on the effect of...

      Wind Power: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans the Government has in relation to onshore island wind farms in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to increase the use of wind power and solar energy for electricity generation.

      Natural Gas: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the levels of gas imports into the UK were by country of origin in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Natural Gas: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish correspondence and records of telephone conversations between Centrica and his Department on the...

      Small Businesses: Scotland

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

      Hinkley Point C Power Station: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the total compensation payable to the NNB Generation Company in the event of...

      Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the average annual pay rise for the lowest earners has been since the national living wage was introduced.

      Trading Standards: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Chartered Trading Standards Institute Workforce Survey, June 2016, what recent assessment he has...

      Tidal Lagoons Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timetable is for his Department to complete its assessment of the recommendations in the Hendry Review on the...

      Holiday Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ruth Davidson

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what formal processes were followed by 32 Signal Regiment relating to the offer of the rank of Colonel to Ruth Davidson MSP; and if he will place all...

    • Defence Equipment: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure that UK military technology is protected from cyber attacks.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much funding his Department has allocated to UK cyber security in each of the last five years.

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any use of military force against the Syrian Government would require a vote in the House before military action took place; and if he will make...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Multiple Occupation: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, (a) how many and (a) what proportion of houses of multiple occupation were registered under the mandatory HMO licensing scheme...

    • Department for Communities and Local Government: Procurement

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

      Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will place in the Library the specification of the test that is being applied to the cladding samples provided by local...

      Local Government Finance: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what additional resources the Government plans to provide to councils for fire safety inspections.

      Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to tackle anti-Semitism.

      Local Government: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether it remains his policy to secure devolution deals within city regions.

      High Rise Flats: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if his Department will instruct local authorities to retrofit sprinklers in high-rise blocks and provide funding for that work.

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if his Department will provide councils with sufficient resources to (a) conduct cladding inspections on blocks over seven...

  • Scotland Office

    • Public Expenditure: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he is seeking additional resources for Scotland as a result of the agreement reached between the Government and the Democratic Unionist Party...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many contracts put out to tender by his Department were awarded to (a) charities and (b) social enterprises since its creation.

    • Overseas Trade: Tunisia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in Tunisia to increase bi-lateral trade.

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in China on increasing (a) bilateral trade, (b) economic partnerships between the two...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Government Equalities Office: Procurement

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

    • Access to Elected Office for Disabled People Fund

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the Answers of 10 June 2015, 22 December 2015 and 2 September 2016 to Questions 700, 19860 and 44313, when she plans to (a) publish...

      Gender Recognition Act 2004

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what progress has been made on the review of the Gender Recognition Act 2004.

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Procurement

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

    • Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to give Transport for London statutory power to cap the number of private hire vehicle licences it issues.

      Highways England: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether Highways England uses (a) Windows XP or (b) another Microsoft software package for any of its operating systems.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Billy Irving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to (a) support the appeal and (b) secure the transfer from India to Scotland of Billy...

    • Egypt: Organs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in Egypt on tackling illegal organ harvesting.

      Israel: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Government of Israel on realising the potential rail link between Israel and...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answers of 13 January 2017 to Question 58527, 1 March 2017 to Question 64848 and 23 March 2017 to...

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

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what changes in departmental structure the Government has made to promote closer working between the Foreign and Commonwealth...

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has had any meetings with Lord Patton of Barnes in the last year to discuss (a) human rights and the state of...

      Anson Chan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he intends to meet Anson Chan, former Chief Secretary of Hong Kong, while she is visiting the UK.

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the state of democracy in Hong Kong.

  • Department for International Development

    • Palestinians: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that aid to the Palestinian Authority is not used to promote radicalisation.

    • UN Economic and Social Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with her international counterparts on the World Humanitarian Summit in advance of UN Economic and Social...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Mass Media: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans her Department has to raise awareness of fake news distributed online and on social media.

    • Tourism: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of recent terror attacks in the UK on the UK tourism industry.

      Internet: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to regulate the internet.

      Sanitary Protection: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Answer of 27 April 2017 to Question 71768, if she will amend the application criteria for the Tampon Tax Fund to...

      Youth Social Action Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will publish the names of the members on the Youth Social Action Review advisory panel.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if the Government plans to respond to the Public Accounts Committee's report on the National Citizen Service, published on 6 March 2017.

      Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans to publish the Government's 2017 review of the Social Value Act.

      Horizon 2020 and Erasmus Plus Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Education on continuing UK participation in the Horizon...

      Performing Arts: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with representatives of the performing arts industry on the merits of enabling artists to...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Reservoirs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the need for increased reservoir capacity; and if he will make a statement.

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Procurement

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

      Infectious Bovine Rhino Tracheitis Pneumonia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the incidence of Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis; and if he will make a...

      Flood Control: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what projection his Department has made of the total allocated budget for capital spend on flood defences in each of the...

      Agriculture: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the effect of immigration rules on the seasonal agricultural...

      Agriculture: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he plans to take to ensure that the new Agriculture Bill is suited to the farming conditions in (a) Ceredigion...

      Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on the importance of the farming...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, at what point the UK will cease translating new EU directives relating to his Department's responsibilities into UK law.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the total cost of implementing the measures outlined in the consultation, Improving...

      Origin Marking: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will ensure that (a) Ayrshire Earlies, (b) Forfar Bridies, (c) Ayrshire Dunlop, (d) Orkney Cheddar, (e) Stornoway...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, by what date EU citizens living in the UK will know the cut-off point after which any new EU citizens arriving in the UK may not be...

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many contracts put out to tender by his Department were awarded to (a) charities and (b) social enterprises since its creation.

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with those sectors potentially most affected by the greatest increase in transitional tariffs in the...

      European Medicines Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what plans the Government has to negotiate for the European Medicines Agency to remain in the UK.

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what plans he has to invite representatives who are not directly elected mayors to meetings with Northern local authority and...

  • Attorney General

    • Confiscation Orders

      To ask the Attorney General, what the value, including interest, was of outstanding confiscation orders where the Serious Fraud Office had the lead enforcement role in the financial year 2016-17;...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Procurement

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

    • EU Law: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, which EU regulations applicable to the UK but relevant only to Wales will need to be transposed into UK law.

      Devolution: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what issues reserved under the terms of the Wales Act 2017, are devolved to the Scottish Assembly.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: Procurement

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

    • Pregnancy: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to improve access to justice for women who have experienced maternity and pregnancy discrimination; and if he will make a statement.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, who will be consulted about the content of the draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill.

      Domestic Violence and Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the Department plans to publish the draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill and the Courts Bill.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners who have attended rehabilitation courses in prison have reoffended in each of the last five years.

      Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the timetable is for the implementation of the Coroner Reform programme.

      Post-mortems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance his Department has published to ensure the minimal use of invasive autopsies.

      Rape: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to applications granted under subsection 41(3)c(i) of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 to use rape complainants' previous...

      Rape: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to amend subsection 41(3)c(i) of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 which allows rape complainant's previous sexual...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Intelligence Services

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment his Department has made of the security of intelligence shared between signatories of the Five Eyes alliance.

    • Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will improve cyber security to ensure the resilience and security of Government information and communication technology infrastructure.

      Strokes

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many young people have died due to having had a stroke aged under (a) 30, (b) 40 and (c) 60-years old in the last five years.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will update the ransomware guidance from the National Cyber Security Centre.

      Democratic Unionist Party

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish a list of people who attended each negotiation session which led to the Government's agreement with the Democratic Unionist Party.

      Democratic Unionist Party

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the minutes and any notes taken of the meetings between the Government and the Democratic Unionist Party which led to the agreement...

      Political Parties: Advertising

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he plans to introduce legislation to regulate spending by political parties on online advertising.

      Government Departments: Computer Software

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether any Government Departments use Medoc software.

      Galliford Try

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many public contracts have been awarded to Galliford Try in (a) Easington constituency and (b) the UK in each of the last five years.

      English Votes for English Laws

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he plans to review the operation of the English Votes for English Laws Standing Orders.

      Third Party Campaigning Review

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to publish a response to the Third Party Campaigning Review.

      Political Parties: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government remains committed to ensuring consistent levels of transparency on political donations made to political parties.

      Devolution

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that devolution settlements take account of the implications of the UK leaving the EU for everyone in the UK.

      Devolution

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to strengthen the Union.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to modernise and improve the electoral registration process.

      Government Departments: Disability

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to ensure access to Government services for people with disabilities.

  • Department for Transport

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Paul Maynard MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport on 20 January (HC 60337), why they have not...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to introduce legislation to prevent foreign funding of the building or management of mosques in the UK.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Southern: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the violations of the conditions of the EU Association Agreement by the government of Israel, what discussions they have had with other...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what financial and other support they intend to give to residents and businesses on Ascension Island to assist them with the loss of trade and revenue while the Royal Air...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government why repairs at Wideawake airfield on Ascension Island cannot be completed for two or three years.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what measures they intend to introduce in the light of the closure of Wideawake airfield on Ascension Island for RAF flights to assist residents of St Helena employed in...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Proceeds of Crime

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prosecutions for failure by employers to pay the National Minimum Wage have been undertaken since the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 came into...

  • Department for International Development

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether any official aid money has been or is planned to be allocated to North Korea; and if so for what purpose.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what priority they will give to increasing support for, and strengthening the effectiveness of, the Specialized Agencies of the United Nations through the UK’s...

  • Department for Education

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the conclusion 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 whether they anticipate shortages in the labour market following Brexit; and what plans they have to start training an adequate number of people to fill such shortages.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether primary legislation is required to introduce the National Funding Formula for Schools in England.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the increase in the number of pupils in primary and secondary schools over the next three years.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the conclusion of 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 are the principal rules relating to young children visiting their parents in prison.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to address the concerns raised by the joint report of HM Inspectorate of Probation and HM Inspectorate of Prisons, An Inspection of...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Exercise

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government in what ways they are targeting the entire population to encourage them to take up physical activity, and not just those who are overweight or obese.

    • Overseas Trade

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the reported decision by the BBC to discontinue the BBC Food website, and other services that digitally repurpose content that the BBC has already...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many UK registered charities have been closed since 2008 following suspicion of funding activities outside their approved charitable purposes; and how many of those...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to convert EU Regulation 910/2014 into UK law; and, if so, whether the UK Information Commissioner will continue to provide summary information to the...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken (1) to implement the judgment of the European Court of Justice of 6 October 2015, Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner, and (2) to ensure...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • *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...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect on British farmers if the UK becomes subject to the five per cent agriculture subsidy cap imposed by the World Trade...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to publish a long-term plan for the countryside in England and Wales; and if so, by what date.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the security afforded to Marine Conservation Areas; and how many prosecutions have been brought against unlawful incursions.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government when they last had discussions with representatives from farming organisations to discuss the shape of future farm support.

  • Home Office

    • Holiday Accommodation: Fire Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how, and through what channels, they plan to ensure that asylum seekers from Sudan attend English language classes and counselling sessions, so that they can...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to offer (1) advice, and (2) assistance, to help the Turkish authorities to control the flow of immigrants from that country into the...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many Suspicious Activity Reports are outstanding on the Elmer Database.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what fire safety regulations apply to short-term lettings made through online accommodation platforms such as Airbnb; and what processes are in place to ensure compliance.

  • Department for International Trade

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in drafting UK-specific World Trade Organisation members' schedules for (1) members' goods schedules setting out upper limits for tariffs and...

  • Department of Health

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, following the letter from Dame Fiona Caldicott and David Behan to the Secretary of State for Health, dated 6 July 2016, what specific action they have taken to...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many mentally ill people are currently in prison in England and Wales; what proportion of the prison population have mental illnesses; and what proposals they have to...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many nursing posts were unfilled in NHS England on the most recent date for which figures are available; and what plans they have to fill those places.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many vacancies exist in the social care sector in England; and what assessment they have made of the impact of those vacancies on the services being provided to...

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