Written answers

Monday, 10 July 2017

  • HM Treasury

    • Public Sector: Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of public sector workers pay (a) basic rate, (b) higher rate and (c) additional rate income tax.

    • Investment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have invested through the (a) Enterprise Investment Scheme, (b) Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme and (c) venture capital trusts in each...

      Small Businesses: Loans

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on the level of funding for small and medium-sized enterprises provided through (a) equity investments, (b)...

      Small Businesses: Loans

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to ensure banks share customer data with new entrants to the finance market for small and medium-sized enterprises in...

      Personal Income

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the annual growth in household income was in each of the last eight quarters for which figures are available.

      Bank Services: Internet

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) 18 to 29, (b) 30 to 44, (c) 45 to 59, (d) 60 to 79 and (e) over 80 year olds who use online banking in...

      Insurance: High Rise Flats

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the insurance industry on insurance for residents of tower blocks.

      VAT: Charities

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether air ambulance charities are required to pay VAT on their purchases.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he plans to take in allocating public spending priorities in budgets during the course of the current Parliament to reduce (a) geographical, (b)...

      Debts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the levels of household debt in the (a) Borough of Rochdale and (b) UK in the last 12 months.

      Excise Duties: Beer

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he estimated the cost of freezing beer duty for 2017-18 prior to the introduction of the Spring Budget 2017.

      Pay: Young People

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Social Mobility Commission report Time for Change, published on 28 June 2017, what steps he is taking to increase young people's wages.

      Working Age Benefits: Wolverhampton

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in (a) Wolverhampton and (b) Wolverhampton North East constituency qualified for (i) working tax credits and (ii) child tax credits in each...

      Civil Servants: Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, (a) how many employees and (b) what proportion of the total workforce in each Government department are in receipt of tax credits.

      Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on raising the higher rate threshold for tax to £50,000 by 2020.

      Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on raising the tax-free personal allowance to £12,500 by 2020.

      Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has discussed with the Governor of the Bank of England the recent rise in consumer credit; and if he will make a statement.

      Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the recent rise in consumer credit on household debt.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications for universal credit have been closed as a result of an absence of agreement on claimant commitments.

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will bring forward proposals to change the child maintenance calculations from gross to net income to assess the necessary parental...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what rationale the Government has used to decide the order of local authority areas for the Universal Credit Transition Schedule.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2017 to Question 1470, if he will publish the response to the Freedom of Information request referred to in...

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many customers have used free wi-fi in (a) Govan Jobcentre Plus and (b) Pollock Jobcentre Plus in the last 12 months.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions the Government has had with colleges and third sector organisations in Glasgow South West constituency to extend the...

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the locations are of the 16 public access terminals available for claimants in Glasgow South West constituency.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many customers have been provided with an assisted service for additional support to use the 16 customer access terminals in Glasgow South...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to progress the proposals set out in the Green Paper entitled Work, health and disability green paper:...

      Social Security Benefits: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to improve the understanding of mental health among personal independence payment and employment and support allowance assessors.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of applications for employment and support allowance which are rejected are overturned at the appeals stage.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many protected disclosures were made by staff in his Department in each of the last three years for which figures are available; how many...

      Social Security Benefits: Glasgow South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants in Glasgow South West constituency were refused benefits due to the lack of access to an online resource to complete their...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefit claimants have been sanctioned in Glasgow South West constituency; and for what reasons in each month since May 2015.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will undertake a review of the effect of the abolition of the employment and support allowance work-related activity component on...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants in the Employment and Support Allowance work-related activity group have dependants under the age of two.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants in the employment and support allowance work-related activity group are also affected by the removal of the spare room subsidy.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether payments from the Grenfell Tower residents' discretionary fund are taken into account in calculating benefit entitlement.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Motor Neurone Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will add motor neurone disease to the list of conditions that exempt a claimant of employment and support allowance from re-testing.

      Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many disabled people are in receipt of universal credit in each region of England.

  • Home Office

    • Fire and Rescue Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fire pumps were available in (a) London, (b) the London Borough of Southwark and (c) the London Borough of Lambeth in each year...

    • Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions her Department has used the EU Terrorist Finance Tracking Programme since its creation.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the policy paper, the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union: safeguarding the position of EU citizens living in...

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for settlement visas have been (a) rejected, (b) processed and (c) paused since 22 February 2017.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the policy paper, The United Kingdom's exit from the European Union: safeguarding the position of EU citizens living in...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Government's publication The United Kingdom's Exit from the European Union: Safeguarding the Position of EU Citizens...

      Crime: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to encourage cross-police force collaboration to tackle rural crime.

      Europol

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of the potential loss of access to Europol's Terrorism Situation and Trend Report system on the...

      Europol

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times the UK has accessed Europol's counter-terrorism and emergency response teams in each year since their creation.

      Europol

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much information the UK has shared with Europol's information system on foreign terrorist fighters in each year since 2010.

      Europol

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) financial, (b) intelligence, (c) personnel and (d) other assistance Europol's European Migrant Smuggling Centre has given to the UK...

      European Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many European Arrest Warrant requests made by (a) the UK to each other EU state and (b) each other EU member state to the UK have been...

      European Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has on replacement for the SIRENE Bureaux if the UK leaves the European Arrest Warrant agreement.

      Drugs: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures are in place in (a) Greater Manchester and (b) the rest of the UK to test for the presence of the new crystalised form of the...

      Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Christian places of worship from each denomination in each region had applied for funding under the Places of Worship Security...

      Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Islamic places of worship from each denomination had applied in each region for funding under the Places of Worship Security...

      Tools: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received on the availability of lock-picking equipment on the internet; and what assessment she has made of the...

      Gloucestershire Constabulary

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) Chief Superintendents, (b) Superintendents, (c) Chief Inspectors, (d) Inspectors, (e) Sergeants and (f) Constables there have...

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the planned budget is for special grants funding for 2017-18; and how much of that funding will be allocated to each police force.

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of people who have been reached by the (a) Take Five, (b) Cyber Aware, (c) Cyber Essentials, (d)...

      Immigration Controls: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made on discussions with the US Administration on allowing the pre-clearance in the UK of passengers for immigration...

      Home Office: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the amount of manual processing on paper that it carries out and to make such processing digital.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Government's publication entitled The United Kingdom's Exit from the European Union: Safeguarding the Position of EU...

      Dungavel House Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what procedures are in place to ensure human rights legislation is complied with in respect of detainees in Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre.

      Passports: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate she has made of the average time taken to process changes to passports for women holding dual nationality after those...

      Counter-terrorism: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much of the 2017-18 Counter Terrorism Policing and Protective Security Grant budget has been allocated to (a) regional units and (b)...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people applied for a visa through the fast track immigration service in the UK since 1 January 2017; and how many of those visa...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether non-UK EU citizens living in the UK whose applications for settled status are refused will be required to leave the UK when the UK...

      Home Office: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the (a) salary and (b) terms of employment of each of the Director-Generals in her Department.

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were employed in (a) UKVI, (b) UKBA and (c) passport services as at 1 July 2017.

      Police: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on the annual operating cost of IT systems for each police force in England and Wales.

      Sexual Offences: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to tackle violent sex abuse against women from Asian and Pakistani groups in the UK.

      Home Office: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, (a) how many applications her Department has received for special grants and (b) what amount has been given in such grants in each financial...

      Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when Stephen Shaw will begin his follow-up review into the welfare in detention of vulnerable persons.

      Migration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the reasons the Government is yet to achieve its target of reducing net migration to the tens of thousands.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police raids on care homes in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland resulted in potential victims of human...

      Police National Computer

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she had made of the number of wanted suspects on the Police National Computer in each year since 2010.

      Police National Computer

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of each category of crime was committed by wanted suspects on the Police National Computer in each year since 2010.

      Police: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of vacancies for detectives of any rank in each police force.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to waive the fee for those applications for settled status from non-UK EU citizens, as a result of the UK's decision to...

      Home Office: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many protected disclosures were made by staff in her Department in each of the last three years for which figures are available; how...

      Migration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Government is taking to bring net migration to the UK to fewer than 100,000 people a year.

      Migration: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is her Departments policy to include student numbers in official migration statistics.

      Crimes of Violence: Acids

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 23 March 2017 to Question 68460, what progress has been made on (a) better understanding the extent and...

      Crimes of Violence: Acids

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 23 March 2017 to Question 68460, whether it is her assessment that legislative change will be required to...

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of criminal fraud were reported to the National Fraud Reporting Centre, Action Fraud, in each of the last 12 months for which...

      Fraud: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the Government's policy is on the prosecution of people who perpetrate criminal fraud; and what advice her Department has given to...

      Fire and Rescue Services: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many firefighting-rescue platforms that can ascend to 90 metres in height are in service with fire services (a) in London and (b) elsewhere.

      Knives: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to bring forward legislative proposals to extend the Primary Authority Scheme to knife sales.

      Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance she gives to (a) police forces and (b) West Lancashire police on the necessity for manned telephone services for inquiries...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the cost of creating a new (a) application process and (b) online system for EU citizens to obtain settled...

      Knives: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she last met the Mayor of London to discuss knife crime in London.

      London's Preparedness to Respond to a Major Terrorist Incident Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to implement the recommendations of the Harris review of London's preparedness to respond to a major terrorist incident...

      Proof of Identity: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the (a) total and (b) additional number of staff her Department will need to employ to process identification...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Terrorism: Hyde Park

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what representations he has received on whether the Hyde Park justice campaign should receive Legal Aid.

    • Political Parties: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has to bring transparency of political donations in Northern Ireland in line with that in the rest of the UK.

      Belfast Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what legal advice his Department has taken on whether the agreement reached between the Government and the Democratic Unionist Party meets the...

      Political Parties: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether proposed measures on transparency for political donations in Northern Ireland will require political parties to provide backdated...

      Political Parties: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has to implement measures on transparency of political donations in Northern Ireland.

      Northern Ireland Assembly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much has been spent on the (a) salaries and (b) allowances of (i) members of the Northern Ireland Assembly and (ii) their staff since...

      Northern Ireland Assembly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, for what reasons the full salaries and allowances of members of the Northern Ireland Assembly are being paid in the absence of a functioning...

      Political Parties: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he had with the Electoral Commission before his statement to the House on 3 July 2017 on the publication of details of...

      Northern Ireland Assembly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what mechanisms have been put in place to ensure that Northern Ireland Departments have sufficient funds available for its policies and...

      Political Parties: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will ensure that the legislation to allow for the publication of all donations and loans received by Northern Ireland parties on or after...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Public Sector: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how often the public services programme implementation group, announced on 13 December 2016 has met; and what progress has...

    • Democratic Unionist Party: Digital Charter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has received any representations from hon. Members from the Democratic Unionist Party on the Digital Charter.

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to increase citizens' ownership and control of personal data.

      Data Protection: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when (a) media and (b) other companies are using consumer data to target content to their customers, what regulations govern...

      Tourists: Medical Treatments Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on the potential effect on outbound...

      Musicians: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the Musicians Union about the ability of British musicians to work and tour in EU member...

      Data Protection: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department has made an estimate of how long it will take for the UK to agree an adequacy agreement to share data...

  • Department of Health

    • Community Hospitals: Minor Injuries Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to put in place measures to prevent the closure of minor injury units in community hospitals.

    • Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Prime Minister's press release of 27 January 2017, PM: mental health training for teachers will make a real difference to...

      Health Professions: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect on patient care of reductions in the number of NHS nurses and midwives since 2008.

      Health Professions: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received from representatives of nurses and midwives on staffing levels in the NHS.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to ensure all patients have a named GP.

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect on patient care of the cap on staff pay in the NHS.

      Breastfeeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, where England was ranked compared to other European countries for breastfeeding in each year since 2010.

      Mental Health Services: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the GP Forward Review published in April 2016, how many of the 3,000 new mental health therapists referenced in that review have been...

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Independent Mental Health Taskforce report entitled Five Year Forward View on Mental Health published in February 2016, what the...

      Hospitals: Social Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital social workers have been employed by the NHS in each year since 2010.

      Nurses: Australasia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) requirements for and (b) costs to nurses trained in Australia and New Zealand are who wish to register for work within the NHS.

      Piperacillin-tazobactam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the potential cost to the NHS of longer (a) treatment times and (b) hospital stays as a result of prescribing less powerful...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress the Government has made in implementing recommendation 52 of the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health on undertaking a review of...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS mental health patients were treated in non-NHS institutions in each of the last five years.

      Mental Health Services: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS beds were available for mental health patients in each of the last five years.

      NHS: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to ensure that any spare land sold off by the NHS is used to build affordable homes for low-paid NHS staff.

      General Practitioners: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Government provides guidance to GP surgeries on whether they should provide supporting letters for disability benefit claims if patients...

      Hospitals: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospitals have been identified which are clad with (a) material similar to the Grenfell Tower and (b) other fire-risk material; what remedial...

      East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust is required to consult on proposed changes to delivery of acute services in South-West Hertfordshire.

      NHS: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the annual administration costs are for the NHS in Hertfordshire.

      Doctors: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many doctors from the EU countries newly registered with the General Medical Council in each month in the last two years.

      Piperacillin-tazobactam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to ensure future supplies of the Tazocin brand of the antibiotic piperacillin-tazobactam.

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 7 March 2017 to Question 66131, on carers, what plans he has to publish the national carers strategy.

      Health Professions: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) nurses and (b) midwives from other EU countries newly registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council in each month in the last two years.

      Prisoners: Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people who have been diagnosed with dementia are currently held in prison.

      Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients: Next of Kin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times a nearest relative formally objected to the detention or transferral into detention of a person under the Mental Health Act 1983 in the...

      Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which (a) organisations and (b) individuals have the power to dismiss the governing body of a clinical commissioning group.

      Hidradenitis Supparativa: Adalimumab

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which hospitals NHS England has approved to prescribe Adalimumab for the treatment of hidradenitis supparativa.

      Health Services: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on whether patients who receive NHS care from (a) Virgin Care and (b) other private providers of NHS Care should pay for any element...

      Ophthalmic Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to promote to health commissioners the role that community optical practices can play in delivering eyecare services.

      Mental Illness: Police Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people spent time in a police station as a place of safety due to a mental health condition in 2016-17.

      Orthopaedics: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in England had an operation to amputate a limb in each year since 2010; and what proportion of those people received psychological...

      Police: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many police forces in England operate a street triage scheme to support people with mental illness.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of mental health treatment available to people aged over 25 who have been diagnosed with an eating...

      Surgery: Kirklees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group on its decision to delay surgery to those who are overweight and/or smoke;...

      Smoking: Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential public health and economic benefits of health optimisation plans on delaying NHS treatments to patients who...

      Clinical Commissioning Groups: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he plans to offer to clinical commissioning groups which introduce policy for joint surgery.

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department has issued to clinical care groups on providing surgery for people who are overweight or who smoke.

      Cystic Fibrosis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of agreeing a portfolio approach with Vertex Pharmaceuticals to secure accelerated access through the...

      Ambulance Services: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information he holds on what discussions have taken place between the leadership of the East of England Ambulance Service and their counterparts in...

      Ambulance Services: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information he holds on the estimated travel time for an emergency ambulance travelling from Southend Hospital to Basildon Hospital on (a) a...

      East of England Ambulance Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many emergency ambulances the East of England Ambulance Service has in its fleet; and how many of those ambulances are normally based in Essex.

      Croydon University Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Members for Croydon North and Croydon Central dated 12 June 2017 on Croydon University Hospital.

      Croydon University Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will protect Croydon University Hospital from closure or downgrading.

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will remind the leaders of each sustainability and transformation plan of the rules of the process.

      NHS: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to make the south west London Sustainability and Transformation Plan process more accountable and open to the public.

      West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress is being made on improving the performance of West Hertfordshire NHS Hospital Trust.

      Urgent Care Centres: Hemel Hempstead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when it is planned that the Urgent Care Centre in Hemel Hempstead will reopen 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

      Watford General Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will instruct West Hertfordshire NHS Hospitals Trust to publish any contracts they have signed with private developers for the Watford hospital...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to promote tidal energy and wave power as part of the UK's Industrial Strategy.

    • Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of households (a) with prepayment meters, (b) on standard...

      Natural Gas: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the cost and benefits to the consumer of gas storage provided by the Rough facility.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the proportion of electricity to be produced from renewable sources in (a) 2020, (b) 2030...

      Carbon Capture and Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will provide an update on the Government's Carbon Capture and Storage roll-out strategy for (a) oil, (b) natural...

      Natural Gas: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the merits of seasonal gas storage facilities in obtaining greater price stability for...

      Small Businesses: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if the Government will publish a target for increasing equity investment in small and medium-sized enterprises.

      Small Businesses: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on spending by small and medium-sized enterprises in each of the last five years.

      Small Businesses: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many loans between £10 million to £25 million the British Business Bank lent to small and medium-sized...

      Business Angel Co-investment Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding the (a) Government and (b) British Business Bank have contributed to the Angel CoFund in each of the...

      National Grid: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what security assessments his Department has made since the acquisition of a majority stake in the National Grid by the...

      Egnos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the net value of the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System.

      Copernicus Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the net value of the EU's Copernicus polar tracker satellite system.

      Tidal Power: Swansea Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the recommendation set out in The role of tidal lagoons, published in December 2016, to...

      Renewable Energy: Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much electricity was produced from (a) wind, (b) tidal, (c) biomass, (d) solar, (e) hydro and (f) geothermal power...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps are being taken to encourage householders to seek the cheapest energy deals available to them to help them...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps are being taken to protect poorer households from fuel poverty caused by the high prices of pre-payment...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the amount of manual processing on paper that it carries out and to make...

      Wind Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether any planning applications have been submitted for new onshore wind farms since 9 June 2017; and if he will make...

      Fracking: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his policy is on establishing a Shale Environmental Regulator; and if he will make a statement.

      Renewable Energy: Technology Transfer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the role the Government is playing in facilitating technological transfer to smaller...

      Renewable Energy: Jamaica

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to support the transfer of technology to Jamaica in relation to the renewable...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on how many households are on energy suppliers' standard variable rates.

      Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the support his Department provides to people who are self-employed.

      Business: Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the quality of...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of whether the smart meter roll-out is proceeding according to timetable; and if he will...

      Natural Gas: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect on the closure of the Rough gas storage facility on domestic gas prices; and...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the amount of manual processing on paper that it carries out and to make such processing digital.

    • Ministry of Defence: Wines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent on wine in each of the last five years.

      Ministry of Defence: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent on hospitality for foreign (a) military personnel and (b) civilian defence officials in the last 12 months.

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what timetable his Department has set for the feasibility study on introducing a collision warning system on Typhoon aircraft.

      Radar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to support development of UK sovereign military radar capability.

      Ballistic Missile Defence: Radar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 4.16 of the National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015, what progress has been made on his...

      RAF Henlow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many homes he expects to be built on land currently owned by his Department at RAF Henlow in each of the next five years.

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 4.16 of the National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015, what recent representations his...

      RAF Henlow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much revenue his Department will receive from the sale of land at RAF Henlow for the construction of the proposed science, innovation and technology...

      Sentinel Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans for the number of Sentinel surveillance aircraft in service to be reduced.

      Defence: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to produce a new Strategic Defence and Security Review.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect of introducing the compulsory disclosure of certification and steel origin in UK defence procurement.

      Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Written Statement of 27 June 2017, Contingent Liability, HCWS 14, that three Type 26 global combat ships will be built, (a) how...

      Trident: Electronic Warfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of upgrading the current operating system for the Trident nuclear weapons system to ensure...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the UK is taking, as a member of the US-led Counter-Daesh coalition, to ensure that civilian casualties are minimised in the military...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if his Department will make an assessment of the accuracy of reports by Amnesty International that white phosphorus has been used by US-led forces in Syria.

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the UK has changed its targeting practices and widened its rules of engagement in Syria.

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he has taken to support humanitarian planning to ensure that civilians are protected and are offered safe routes to voluntarily evacuate...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether pipeline data has been made available to UK steel producers to ensure that UK defence steel requirements can be met by British steel producers;...

      Armed Forces Covenant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the Government's policy is on those who have served in HM forces and wish to buy a council or housing association property under the terms of the...

      Defence: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that all members of NATO spend at least two per cent of their gross domestic product on defence.

      Armed Forces: Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to (a) improve safeguarding of children in the Cadet Forces and (b) support victims of past abuse in those forces.

      Warships: Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the UK-Australia Defence Co-operation Treaty and Australia-UK MOU on Military Capability Harmonisation and Equipment Cooperation...

      Mediterranean Sea: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Libyan Coastguard personnel have participated in training provided by armed forces personnel as part of the UK's support to Operation Sophia in...

      Australia: Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with his Australian counterpart on the Royal Australian Navy Future Frigate requirement.

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the shortfall in manpower is of the 77th Brigade.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he had with contractors on their delivery of service accommodation; and if he will make a statement.

      Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to expand the Royal Navy.

      Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress he has made on agreeing a contract for the Type 26 frigate.

      Nuclear Disarmament

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on his Department's policies of the draft treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons published by the UN in...

      Armed Forces Covenant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to strengthen the Armed Forces Covenant.

      HMS Queen Elizabeth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress he has made on bringing the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers into service.

      Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with the Armed Forces Pay Review Body on levels of pay for the armed forces.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Rented Housing: Fire Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to prohibit the use of polystyrene ceiling tiles in rented accommodation.

    • Insulation: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what tests the Building Research Establishment is carrying out on cladding samples sent for analysis after the Grenfell Tower fire.

      High Rise Flats: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding is being put in place to support local authorities and social housing landlords repairing high-rise blocks as a...

      Devolution: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made on devolution for Devon and Somerset.

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people who lost their homes as a result of the Grenfell Tower fire have yet to receive any discretionary payments from...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people who lost their homes as a result of the Grenfell Tower fire have yet to be given (a) temporary and (b)...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to ensure that emergency guidance in high rise blocks is available in a variety of languages to cater for...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many residents who lost their home as a result of the Grenfell Tower fire have not received an offer of housing.

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his policy is on ensuring that the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire of 17 June 2017 are rehoused nearby within three weeks.

      Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much financial support his Department will provide to local authorities for assessing the fire safety of insulation.

      Letting Agents: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the merits of ensuring that legislation on letting agent fees will include provisions to...

      Right to Buy Scheme: Housing Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the Government's policy is on implementing a right to buy scheme for tenants of housing association properties in England.

      Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has been consulted on the value of the exit payment for the Chief Executive of the Council of the Royal...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will list the tower blocks which have been assessed for fire safety since the Grenfell Tower fire and deemed (a) safe and...

      A34: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to make a decision on funding for the A34 Lodge Hill scheme.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of homeless people in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) the UK.

  • Scotland Office

    • Local Growth Deals: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what progress the Government has made on the delivery of the borderlands Growth Deal.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what his priority list of countries with which the UK can negotiate trade deals within the first five years of leaving the EU is.

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how long he expects it will take to negotiate trade deals with all the countries with which the UK currently has trade deals through the...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to her letter of 29 June 2017 on funding for abortions for Northern Irish women in England, whether organisations which are not...

  • Department for Transport

    • Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to increase the capacity of local authorities to produce business cases for major transport projects.

    • Railway Stations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to announce the next round of the New Stations Fund scheme; and if he will make a statement.

      SS Gairsoppa: Salvage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total underpayment is to the Government by Odyssey Marine Exploration under the terms of the salvage contract issued for SS Gairsoppa.

      SS Gairsoppa: Salvage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has Odyssey Marine Exploration paid to the Government under its contract to salvage the cargo of silver from SS Gairsoppa.

      SS Gairsoppa: Salvage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total cost to the Government is of the execution of the contract, including all legal costs incurred, payments to third parties in settlement...

      SS Gairsoppa: Salvage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons no recovery of underpayment of funds due to the Government from Odyssey Marine Exploration under the contract to Salavage SS...

      Railways: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the changes to Network Rail's renewals programme arising from the reduction in the High Output Track Renewals programme...

      Shipping: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to prevent stop and check discharge clearance of vessels after unloading into the sea.

      Tugboats: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that all safety measures are adhered to when handling is done by tugs.

      Commissioners of Irish Lights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to continue UK financial contributions to the Commissioners of Irish Lights for maintenance of lighthouses and other navigational...

      Commissioners of Irish Lights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Commissioners of Irish Lights will remain responsible for lighthouses and other marine navigational aids in and in waters around Northern...

      East Coast Railway Line: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to Stagecoach Group PLC's press release dated 28 June 2017, preliminary results for the year ended 30 April 2017, what assessment he...

      Southern: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost to his Department was of the Gibb Report, published on 22 June 2017 (a) in total, (b) on staffing and (c) on externally commissioned work.

      Bus Services: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government plans to take to encourage integration of bus services in the North East.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Stafford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many houses in Stafford constituency have been purchased by (a) the High Speed 2 Exceptional Hardship Scheme and (b) other schemes since each such...

      Tyne and Wear Metro: Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to announce a decision on the delivery of a new train fleet for the Tyne and Wear Metro.

      Aviation: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2017 to Question 1331, whether bilateral air services arrangements with all EU member states will still apply in the...

      Tyne and Wear Metro: Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions the Government has had with the North East Combined Authority on the delivery of a new train fleet for the Tyne and Wear Metro.

      Roads: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Transport Investment Strategy published on 5 July 2017, whether the strategy includes improvements to roads in London; and what...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • British Indian Ocean Territory: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what employment laws are currently in force in the British Indian Ocean Territory.

    • British Indian Ocean Territory: UN Resolutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will issue a response to Early Day Motion 58, UN Vote on Chagos Islands.

      Ilois: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much of the £40 million Chagossian assistance package, announced by the Government on 16 November 2016, has been...

      Ilois: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how the £40 million compensation package for the exiled Chagos Islands community will be allocated (a) in Crawley...

      Sweden: Joint Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received from his Swedish counterpart on the UK's participation in the Swedish Armed Forces Aurora...

      USA: Scholarships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the US Administration on (a) the benefits of the Fulbright Scholarship programme to UK-US...

      Hong Kong: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the new Minister for Asia plans to visit Hong Kong during the current Parliamentary session.

      British Overseas Territories: Biodiversity and Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effects of climate change on Overseas Territories; and what measures are being...

      Hong Kong: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to visit Hong Kong during this parliamentary session.

      Ethiopia: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he or the Minister for Africa has to meet Workneh Gebeyehu, the Ethiopian Foreign Minister.

      Ethiopia: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he or the Minister for Africa plan to visit the (a) African Union in Addis Ababa and (b) Ethiopian Government.

      Russia: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last met representatives of the Russian Government to discuss the ongoing conflicts in eastern Ukraine.

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to ensure that pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong who are on trial or facing...

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implementation of the one-country-two-systems principle in Hong Kong.

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that the principles of the Sino-British Joint Declaration and the Basic Law are upheld in...

      Embassies: Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK embassies and posts plan to display the rainbow flag during local Pride celebrations in 2017-18.

      Embassies: Civil Partnerships and Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many (a) civil partnerships and (b) gay civil weddings were celebrated in UK embassies and posts in the last year.

      Embassies: Civil Partnerships and Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, in which UK embassies and posts (a) civil partnerships and (b) gay civil weddings were celebrated in the last year.

  • Department for International Development

    • East Africa: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department has made available to (a) Sudan and (b) South Sudan for the latest year for which figures are available.

    • Yemen: Cholera

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support the Government is providing to help tackle cholera outbreaks in Yemen.

      Developing Countries: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the Government representative at the G20 Summit in July 2017 plans to raise the relationship between clean water and...

      Developing Countries: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that all UK-supported schools have access to water and sanitation.

      Developing Countries: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the relationship between clean water and sanitation in schools and school attendance in...

      Developing Countries: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that water, sanitation and hygiene services are integrated into all her Department's...

  • Department for Education

    • Digital Technology: Lifelong Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her policy is on lifelong learning in digital skills.

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect on the ability of working parents to access services of the difference in opening hours and term dates...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of the apprenticeship levy on the budgets of non-maintained childcare and early education providers.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of graduate staff who have moved from non-maintained childcare and early education providers to maintained...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of potential revenue to be raised from the privatisation of the student loans book.

      Young People: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the findings of the Social Mobility Commission's report, entitled The time for change, published on 28 June 2017, what steps she...

      Apprentices: Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 4 of the Social Mobility Commission report Time for Change, published on 28 June 2017, for what reasons more older than younger...

      Children's Centres: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what analysis her Department (a) has made or (b) plans to make of the effect of closures of Sure Start Children's Centres since 2010 on the social...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of places that will be available under the 30 hours free childcare scheme from September 2017.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Churches: Bats

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what discussions the Commissioners have had with Church of England representatives on encouraging clergy to...

    • Churches: Camping Sites

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what discussions the Commissioners have had with Church of England representatives on expanding the availability...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Electronic Warfare: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many people have taken part in the Cyber Retraining Academy course.

    • Charities: Fund Raising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the potential long-term effect of providing financial support to smaller charities...

      Charitable Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to promote charity trusteeship, particularly to those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

      Cybercrime: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the number of cyber security breaches businesses have incurred in the last 12 months; and if...

      Charities: Fund Raising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support her Department provides to small charities for fundraising training; and if she will increase the level of such...

      Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department has produced a long-term plan on providing support to build the capacity and resilience of smaller...

      Electronic Commerce: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with large companies on ensuring that people who do not have computers are not disadvantaged when...

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what her policy is on bringing forward a Digital Charter.

      Charities: Festivals and Special Occasions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to hold a second local charities day; and if she will make it an annual event.

      Charities: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support her Department is providing to charities to help them prepare for the implementation of the General Data...

      Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on the review of the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 announced on 8 February 2017.

      Swimming: Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to support local competitive swimming clubs.

      Swimming: Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to (a) ensure that all children learn to swim and (b) encourage adults to learn to swim.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fisheries: Quotas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the effect on fishing quota levels for (a) cod, (b) haddock, (c) coley, (d) monkfish,...

    • Maritime Heritage Foundation: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the licence application currently lodged with the Marine Management Organisation by the Maritime Heritage Foundation...

      Territorial Waters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what waters the UK has historically exercised sovereign control over for management and access.

      Diesel Engines: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to implement a targeted diesel scrappage scheme to tackle air pollution.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce air pollution.

      Fisheries: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with Ministers of the Welsh Government on the UK's withdrawal from the London Fisheries Convention.

      Nitrogen Dioxide: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce the incidence of nitrogen dioxide levels exceeding the legal limit of 40 micrograms per...

      Agriculture: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Agriculture Bill on the (a) dairy industry and (b) horticultural industry...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Treasury: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many EU directives are awaiting transposition into UK law.

    • Treasury: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, when the Government plans to cease to put new EU directives into UK law.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the policy paper, The United Kingdom's exit from the European Union: safeguarding the position of EU citizens...

      Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will take steps to ensure that the interests of people from diverse communities are represented during the negotiations on the...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Legal Profession

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many civil servants has been employed by his Department as specialist lawyers since its creation; what the pay grades are of...

  • Attorney General

    • Counter Terrorism: Training

      To ask the Attorney General, whether the Government has made an assessment of the potential merits of training anti-terrorism agencies alongside officials from the CPS so that there is a better...

  • Wales Office

    • Tidal Power: Swansea Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the delay to the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project.

    • UK Trade With EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Trade on securing tariff-free trade with the EU for the (a) agriculture sector...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Magistrates Courts: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many magistrates courts sittings for domestic abuse or violence cases in England and Wales have been cancelled during each of the last two years.

    • Armed Forces: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2017 to Question 343, on armed forces: discrimination, to what degree sentences differ from the average when a victim...

      Prisoners: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people aged (a) over 65 and (b) over 75 are currently held in prison.

      Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers are employed in England and were employed in (a) 2010 and (b) April 2016.

      Mental Illness: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were (a) charged, (b) found guilty and (c) sentenced under the Equality Act 2010 for mental health discrimination in each year since 2010.

      Parc Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners are currently serving public protection sentences at HM Prison Parc.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Chemical Weapons: Syria

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment the Joint Intelligence Committee has made of the claim by the US Administration that preparations for an imminent attack using chemical...

    • Chemical Weapons: Syria

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the Joint Intelligence Committee's findings on the chemical weapons attack on 4 April 2017 in Khan Sheikhoun.

      Chemical Weapons: Syria

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will request an independent assessment by the Joint Intelligence Committee of the (a) total size of the Syrian Government's stockpile of chemical...

      Democratic Unionist Party

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what advice the Government received from sources outside the Civil Service on the agreement on confidence and supply recently reached between the...

      Public Sector: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he plans to publish the previous Government's audit on racial disparities in public services announced on 27 August 2016.

      Democratic Unionist Party

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Salisbury convention will apply to manifesto commitments of the Democratic Unionist Party.

      Democratic Unionist Party

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will extend the membership of the Coordination Committee to be established between the Government and the Democratic Unionist Party to the hon....

      Political Parties: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether ending the anonymity of political donations to parties in Northern Ireland was discussed with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) before the...

      Democratic Unionist Party

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the (a) composition and (b) frequency of meetings is of the Co-ordination Committee agreed to be established on 26 June 2017 in the confidence and...

      Democratic Unionist Party

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the constitutional status of the Co-ordination Committee to be established between the Government and the Democratic Unionist Party in accordance...

      Cabinet Office: ICT

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the amount of manual processing on paper that it carries out and to make such processing digital.

      Constituencies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make it his policy to use the June 2017 electoral registration figures to inform a future boundary review.

      Constituencies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether it remains Government policy to reduce the number of parliamentary constituencies to 600.

      Elections: Law

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when his Department plans to respond to the Law Commission's 2016 review of electoral law.

      Electronic Government: Welsh Language

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure that all content on the gov.uk website is accessible to Welsh language users.

      Government Departments: Welsh Language

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which Government services are only available in the Welsh language on request.

      Government Departments: Welsh Language

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a right to equality of service for Welsh language users of Government digital services.

      Constituencies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing parliamentary constituencies representing overseas voters in Parliament.

  • Attorney General

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many cases of (1) Munchausen's syndrome by proxy, and (2) fabricated or induced illness, have been prosecuted against parents of children diagnosed with myalgic...

  • Department for International Development

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assistance, if any, they have given to the government of Uganda in its work supporting refugees from South Sudan in the past two years; and to what projects and...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how they are implementing the recommendations of the UN Secretary General's High Level Panel on women's economic empowerment.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how the Department for International Development's strategic vision and plans reflect the specific recommendations of the UN High Level Panel (1) to support informal...

  • Department for Education

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of the US in relation to its proposal to cut funding of the Fulbright Program by 47 per cent.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to review the law on bribery and improper inducements.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government why additional EU funding for farmers granted to the UK in 2014 was distributed across the UK, given that that funding arose because of low area payments in Scotland.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether any Minister has taken, or is considering taking, action to prevent the Palestine Expo 2017 taking place at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in July; and...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure key workers are able to afford to buy their own homes.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government when the initial findings into the causes of the Grenfell Tower fire will be released.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether the independent expert advisory panel appointed to advise an immediate safety action following the Grenfell fire will consider whether the presence of...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to implement the Lakanal House fire inquest recommendation to "encourage providers of housing in high rise residential buildings .....to...

  • HM Treasury

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they have discussed with PoolRe extending cover for acts of terrorism to forms of damage other than property damage; and if so, what support they intend to offer.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they intend citizens of the EU-27, lawfully resident in the UK when the UK leaves the EU, to retain their rights as European citizens as protected by the EU...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the different rights granted to UK citizens resident in the EU post-Brexit under their proposals compared with those of the European...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the possible changes to the rights granted to EU citizens resident in the UK post-Brexit, particularly in relation to rights granted to...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to recognise the status of associate citizenship, proposed by Guy Verhofstadt, for UK citizens who wish to avail themselves of that status in...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to ensure that EU nationals arriving in the UK the day after the UK's withdrawal from the EU will continue to have their qualifications recognised as...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to allow (1) UK citizens, and (2) EU citizens resident in the UK, to have direct access to any judicial body which may oversee the withdrawal agreement.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to negotiate to enable UK citizens to keep their EU citizenship and rights following Brexit.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether it remains their intention to ensure that they do not reach a deal on Brexit without Gibraltar being fully included in that final deal.

  • Department for International Trade

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what was the total value of export finance available by country, together with the amount that was allocated to projects, for each of the last four years.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what was the total export finance facility available by country as at 1 June.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what criteria they apply for allocating export finance facilities.

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