Written answers

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

  • Prime Minister

    • Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Prime Minister, when the Government plans to make available the findings of the Grenfell Tower fire inquiry.

    • Hillsborough Stadium

      To ask the Prime Minister, on what date she received Bishop James Jones' report on the experience of the Hillsborough families.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, 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.

    • State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has plans to raise the state pension age.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department has spent (a) sanctioning and (b) monitoring Employment and Support Allowance claimants over the last six months.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the abolition of the Employment and Support Allowance Work-Related Activity component...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people applying for Employment and Support Allowance in Scotland had to wait more than six weeks to receive their benefit in the last...

      Government Departments: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Government Departments are disability confident.

      Pension Rights: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he will take to eliminate inequalities in pension rights.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on what date he plans to publish the list of long-term and life-limiting diseases that will be exempt from benefit re-assessments.

      Disability: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether it is his policy to halve the disability employment gap by 2030.

      Disability: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on what date he plans to publish the White Paper on Work, Health and Disability.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of women born in the 1950s who are subject to changes in the state pension age in (a) Oxford West and...

  • Home Office

    • Northumbria Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding was allocated to Northumbria Police in each year since 2010-11.

    • Fire and Rescue Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding has been allocated to the Fire and Rescue Services in (a) the London Borough of Southwark and (b) London in each of the...

      Fires: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on contingency planning for multiple fire incidents across London.

      Terrorism: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on contingency planning for multiple terrorist incidents across London.

      Terrorism: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on contingency planning for multiple terrorist incidents across Greater Manchester.

      Community Security Trust: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to maintain at the same level or increase the annual grant to the Community Security Trust.

      Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of special grants were allocated by her Department to cover legal fees in each financial year since 2010.

      Crimes of Violence: Acids

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of acid attacks resulted in prosecutions in each of the last five years; and what steps she is taking to improve the...

      Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment the Government has made of the capacity of the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service to handle multiple large-scale...

      Crimes of Violence: Acids

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answers to the hon. Member for East Ham of 23 March 2017 to Questions 68535 and 68460, whether the Government plans to...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received from chief constables in relation to frontline police officer numbers.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to review guidance on single crewing by police officers.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish the police funding formula review.

      Police Stations: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received from police forces in relation to the closure of police stations.

      Crimes of Violence: Acids

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether there has been an increase in the number of acid attacks in 2017.

      Knives: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the Metropolitan Police Service has sufficient resources to tackle knife crime in (a)...

      Home Office: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the oral Answer of 2 November 2016, Official Report, column 879, what steps her Department has taken to use 2011 census...

      Police Custody: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she expects to commence sections 80 to 83 of the Policing and Crime Act 2017.

      National Crime Agency: Serious Fraud Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to incorporate the National Crime Agency and the Serious Fraud Office.

      Police: Mergers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans the Government has to merge the Civil Nuclear Constabulary, the Ministry of Defence Police and the British Transport Police.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to continue with the reform of the police allocation formula announced in July 2015.

      Overseas Students: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many non-EU international students left the UK three months after completing their course in each of the last eight years.

      Hillsborough Stadium

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government has prepared its response to Bishop James Jones' report into the experiences of the Hillsborough families.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied children have been transferred under section 69 of the Immigration Act 2016 in the last six months.

      Road Traffic Offences: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many motorists have been penalised for using a handheld mobile telephone while driving since 1 March 2017.

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Social Networking: Privacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with the Information Commissioner's Office on the data protection and privacy implications...

    • S4C: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment she has made of the implications of S4C's report entitled S4C: Pushing the Boundaries, published on 7...

      21st Century Fox: Sky

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she will make a decision on referring the 21st Century Fox bid for Sky to the Competition and Markets Authority before...

      Art Works: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the representation of BME people in (a) the Royal Collection and (b) the national collection...

      S4C: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she plans to take to invite trades union representatives to her Department on the Independent Review of S4C.

      Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the safety of children who play interactional games online with strangers.

      Video Games: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department takes to prevent parents and guardians buying video games for children which are not certified as...

      S4C: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will publish correspondence between her Department and the Wales Office on the Independent Review of S4C.

      Video Games: Classification Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the effect of downloading of additional content of videogames that will potentially change the...

      Tourism: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential merits of introducing tax incentives to...

  • Department of Health

    • Hospitals: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what resources have been made available to local NHS trusts for fire safety inspections at hospitals in Lambeth and Southwark.

    • Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has paid for the medical treatment of UK citizens in other EU member states in each of the last five years.

      Drugs: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the differences in (a) development, (b) manufacturing and (c) regulatory costs of biosimilar and...

      Luke Dicker

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will offer support to Luke Dicker to allow him to access the Specialist Professor at Bath University, Mark Brosnan; whether Wiltshire...

      Orkambi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with Vertex on the provision of Orkambi to people with cystic fibrosis; when he plans to respond to the Accelerated Access...

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many midwives working in the NHS in England were 70 or older in each of the last five years.

      Midwives: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many midwives have been in formal training in England in each six month period since 2010.

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the age profile was of midwives working in the NHS in England in each of the last five years.

      Social Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many social workers have been employed in the adult social care sector in the last five years.

      Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department provides to Clinical Commissioning Groups on (a) workforce planning and (b) the number of social workers available on...

      Department of Health: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, 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.

      Acids: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital admissions in England were categorized as assault by corrosive substance in each year since 2012.

      Addiction: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to increase funding for addiction services in England.

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to continue the reduction in the number of HIV cases in the UK.

      Cancer: Tomography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that MRI scans can better detect cancer tumours.

      Parkinson's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Royal Colleges on any connection between Parkinson's disease and faulty immune cells.

      Ambulance Services: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the budget of the East of England Ambulance Service has been increased to account for the additional workload of the Essex Success Regime...

      Hospitals: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions and meetings the management of West Hertfordshire NHS Hospitals Trust has had with (a) Crown Estates and (b) Hertfordshire County...

      Mental Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the reasons are the for the time taken to publish Health Education England's mental health workforce strategy; and if he will set a date for its...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress is being made on implementing Recommendation 65 of the Cancer Strategy for England; and whether every person with cancer will have access...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department and NHS England will publish a progress report on each recommendation made in the Cancer Strategy for England.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when Cancer Transformation Funding will be available to support the Recovery Package and stratified pathways in England.

      Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were detained under section (a) 135 and (b) 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983 in each year since 2010.

      Mental Health Services: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many mental health nurses are in post in (a) Liverpool, (b) England and (c) each region of England.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Cancer Strategy for England will be fully implemented by 2020; and if he will make a statement.

      Pharmacy Integration Fund: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will provide a breakdown of how the Pharmacy Integration Fund has been spent to date.

      Prisoners: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prisoners waited more than 14 days for a transfer to hospital under the Mental Health Act 1983 in 2016-17.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress his Department has made on implementing the recommendations in the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many civil servants work full-time in the shale gas team in his Department; and if he will make a statement.

    • Small Businesses: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions the Government has had with businesses and finance providers on establishing schemes to provide advice...

      European Space Agency

      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 Space Agency.

      Solar Power: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the rooftop solar power market of the business rate rise for...

      Non-domestic Rates: Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to incentivise businesses to invest in rooftop solar.

      Tidal Power: Swansea Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress has been made on the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project.

      Tidal Power: Colwyn Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made on the feasibility of the proposed Colwyn Bay Tidal Lagoon project.

      Tidal Power: Cardiff Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made on the feasibility of the proposed Cardiff Bay Tidal Lagoon project.

      Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how his Department will ensure that the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund complements existing initiatives in Scotland...

      Industry: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure closer collaboration between the Government and the Scottish Government...

      Productivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how the Government is addressing the regional productivity gap in each region and constituent part of the UK.

      Direct Rail Services: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the one per cent public sector pay cap applies to employees of Direct Rail Services Ltd.

      Iron and Steel: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential effect on the UK steel industry of the US Administration...

      Electricity Interconnectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of electricity will be supplied by interconnectors in (a) 2020 and (b) 2025.

      Electricity: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the average price of electricity supplied by (a) interconnectors and (b) other electricity generation was in the...

      Natural Gas: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to further improve competition in the domestic gas industry; and if he will make a statement.

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect on UK energy security of any change in ownership of the NuGen power station...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the completion date for the NuGen nuclear power station at Moorside; and if he will make a...

      Research: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what incentives his Department provides to the private sector to increase expenditure on research and development.

      Natural Gas: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect on the supply of energy of Centrica's decision to close its Rough field...

      Business: Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the effect on businesses of the accessibility...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his policy is on hydraulic fracturing.

      Fracking: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals on the regulation of hydraulic fracturing.

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders about its proposal that the UK should...

      Apprentices: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish the findings of the 2016 Apprenticeship Pay Survey.

      Sheffield University: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the decision by the Higher Education Funding Council for England not to...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the potential reduction in the domestic energy market consumer detriment to be...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how his Department defines a vulnerable customer in the domestic energy market.

      Natural Gas: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to reduce the cost of gas energy to customers.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on which stakeholders Ofgem plans to meet to discuss formulation of proposals for...

      Natural Gas: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to improve the storage capacity of the gas grid.

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his Department's policy is on fracking.

      Small Businesses: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support small business growth in (a) the West Midlands and (b) Coventry.

      Small Businesses: Coventry South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support micro-enterprises in Coventry South constituency.

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, in what year the Government expects to reach a total spend of three per cent of gross domestic product on research and...

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his policy is on encouraging total public and private sector spending of three per cent of gross domestic product...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of planned civilian redundancies within his Department on the operational capabilities of the armed...

    • Military Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to procure a new platform to enable the RAF to maintain its wide-area surveillance capability after the Sentinel R1 fleet...

      Gurkhas: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost was of recruiting foreign personnel into the Brigade of Gurkhas in each of the last five years.

      Ministry of Defence: Fire and Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans are in place to outsource his Department's fire and rescue services on airfields and dockyards.

      Defence Equipment: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the Government plans to invest £178 billion in new military equipment over the next 10 years.

      Defence: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the Government plans to increase defence spending by 0.5 per cent more than inflation every year.

      Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the Type 26 frigates announced on 2 July 2017 will be constructed with British steel.

      North Korea: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the potential threat of North Korea's possession of nuclear missiles to the UK.

      Navy: Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Navy officers are attached to the British High Commission in Canberra.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the effect on defence procurement of the UK leaving the EU without having a trade deal with the EU.

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what financial resources the Government committed to support the (a) civilian and (b) military components of Operation Temperer following the activation...

      Apache AH-64 Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects his Department to complete the order for all 50 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Queen's Speech 2017, how much financial support the Government will provide to councils where urgent...

    • Fire Prevention: High Rise Flats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether additional resources will be made available to local authorities to help ensure the safety of tenants living in...

      Social Rented Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department plans to revise fire safety procedures for social housing.

      Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he made any private assurances to the Chair of the Local Government Association on action and funding from the...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department intends to offer additional funding to local authorities to enable them to fit sprinkler systems...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department intends to offer additional funding to local authorities to enable them to remove cladding that is...

      Local Government Finance: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assurance he can give councils that funding for ongoing housing programmes funded from the housing revenue account will...

      Fire Prevention: Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what timeframe the Government has provided to (a) local authorities, (b) housing associations and (c) private landlords to...

      Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what financial support the Government plans to provide to local authorities who have evacuated residents from buildings...

      Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what financial support the Government plans to provide to residents affected by forced evacuations from buildings that fail...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will provide funding to councils to test cladding for fire safety on high rise flats which do not have aluminium...

      Housing: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if the government will ensure that it fully funds any change in policy on retrofitting sprinklers in (a) local authority...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of business rate increases on the financial sustainability of non-maintained...

      Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much additional funding will he make available to local authorities and housing groups to resolve fire safety issues...

      Housing: Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the practice of developers selling new houses on a leasehold rather than a...

      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) Telford and (b) the UK.

      Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he has plans to reform the process for council tax banding appeals.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of successful applications to the Home Building Fund have been submitted by builders delivering less than 100...

      Fire Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the clarity of the guidance set out in paragraph 12.7 of Approved Document B on materials which...

      Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to amend the Building Regulations and the guidance contained in Approved Document B on fire safety.

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department is giving to local authorities on the removal of cladding from high-rise buildings.

      Department for Communities and Local Government: ICT

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

      Fire Prevention: Manchester City Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding and other support his Department has offered to Manchester City Council to carry out fire safety checks on...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of removing and reapplying cladding from tower blocks that have failed...

      Social Rented Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his oral contribution of 3 July 2017, Official Report, column 924, on guidance to local authorities and housing...

      Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of re-cladding on the combustibility of insulation.

  • HM Treasury

    • UK Trade With EU

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the UK economy of the UK leaving the EU's Common Commercial Policy and Common External Tariff...

    • Economic Situation: Immigration

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the economy of reducing net immigration to the tens of thousands.

      UK Trade With EU

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect on the UK economy of a customs agreement with the EU that includes participation in the Common...

      Revenue and Customs: Location

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the oral evidence from the Chief Executive and Permanent Secretary of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to the Public Accounts Committee on...

      European Investment Bank

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much financial support the European Investment Bank has contributed to the UK economy in each of the last five years.

      European Investment Bank

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to maintain funding for British businesses following the UK's withdrawal from the EU and the possible loss of investment...

      Credit Reference Agencies: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government has made an assessment of the merits of granting credit reference agencies and authorised finance providers access to financial data...

      Small Businesses: Loans

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to support challenger banks who have entered or are looking to enter the small and medium-sized enterprise lending market.

      European Investment Bank

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will recoup the capital invested by the Government in the European Investment Bank when the UK leaves the EU.

      Construction: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the financial value of EU construction projects which will not be completed until after the UK leaves the EU.

      Child Benefit: Minority Groups

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to introduce a special circumstance dispensation for people from religious minorities in relation to the payment of child...

      Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many appeals have there been for council tax banding in (a) Stroud District and (b) England in each of the last five years.

      Taxation: Land

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of sums received from land taxation in each of the last five years.

      Treasury: ICT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, 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.

      Foreign Exchange: Small Businesses

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Answer of 18 April 2017 to Question 69488, whether the results of research into the impact of pricing structures on consumer...

      Treasury: Disclosure of Information

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, 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 such...

      Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the projected annual cost is of bonuses due to holders of Help-to-Buy and Lifetime ISAs for each financial year from 2017-18 onwards.

      High Rise Flats: Insurance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the insurance industry after the Grenfell Tower fire to ensure that residents of other tower blocks (a) can take out...

      Business: Bank Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of eligible businesses have been referred to designated finance platforms under the Bank Referral Scheme since its implementation.

      Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what amount his Department estimates will be raised from the soft drinks industry levy over the next five years.

      Consumer Price Index

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

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an estimate of the number of single parents who have been affected by the public sector one per cent pay cap.

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of inflation on public sector workers who have had their pay capped.

      Railways: Finance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether, over the course of Control Period 5, the cost of delivery for UK railways is projected to exceed the original funding assumptions for enhancements.

      Productivity

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government has made any recent revisions to the UK's Productivity Plan.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, 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.

    • Department for International Trade: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many staff have left or agreed settlements to leave his Department under (a) voluntary exit, (b) voluntary redundancy and (c) compulsory...

      Energy: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department is taking to encourage businesses in the energy sector to take advantage of new export opportunities and...

  • 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, what assessment she has made of whether...

  • Department for Transport

    • Parking: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the efficacy of the enforcement of disabled parking bays in supermarket car parks.

    • Cycling: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many cycling fatalities there have been in (a) Gloucestershire and (b) England in each of the last five years.

      Department for Transport: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, 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.

      Highways Agency: Ragwort

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Highways Agency is taking to remove ragwort from (a) roadsides and (b) other land from which it isresponsible.

      Railways: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people took their own life on the rail network in (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Chechnya: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his counterpart in Russia on recent reports of torture and murder of gay people in Chechnya.

    • Nigeria: Abduction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Government of Nigeria on a strategy to reduce the number of abductions...

      Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what funding his Department has made available to aid the peace process in Southern Sudan.

      Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what role his Department is playing to help bring peace and stability to Southern Sudan.

      Uganda: Lord's Resistance Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance his Department is giving to the Government of Uganda to help restrict the activities of the Lord's Resistance Army.

      Hong Kong: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on the 20th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong.

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to meet Lord Patten of Barnes to discuss the democratic situation in Hong Kong.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: ICT

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

      Yemen: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last spoke to the President of Yemen.

      Qatar: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of relations between the UK and Qatar; and if he will make a statement.

      Qatar: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to visit Qatar.

      Iraq: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support the Government is providing to ensure that historical and church buildings in Mosul are rebuilt.

      Ascension Island: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has received from the European Space Agency on the suspension of Voyager flights to and from...

      Ascension Island: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2017 to Question 2035, what recent representations he has made to his US counterpart on...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 4 April 2017 to Question 69434, what response he has received from the Government of Saudi...

      British Overseas Territories: Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which of the UK's Overseas Territories have a fully-functional register of beneficial ownership; and which of those territories...

      Iran: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last discussed alleged human rights abuses in Iran with his Iranian counterpart.

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5 July 2017 to Question 2349, whether he or the Minister for Asia plan to seek a meeting with Lord...

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Chinese counterpart on recent statements made by the People's Republic of China that...

      Karim and Maher Younes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Palestinian Authority on the naming of a square in Jenin after Karim Younes and a square...

      USA: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the strength of the UK-US relationship.

      Cyprus: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to help facilitate a negotiated solution to the dispute over the status of Cyprus.

      Portugal: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Portuguese counterpart on the treatment of British nationals within the Portuguese...

      Commonwealth: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans the Government has to strengthen relations with Commonwealth partners.

      New Zealand: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the strength of the UK's diplomatic relations with New Zealand.

  • Department for International Development

    • St Helena: SA Airlink

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when her Department expects that the air service contract between the St Helena Government and SA Airlink will be signed.

    • St Helena: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she has requested reports from the Governor of St Helena on the outcomes of the air service tender.

      St Helena: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many responses the St Helena Government received on its tender for the air service.

      SA Airlink

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what (a) discussions and (b) meetings her officials have had with SA Airlink on the future of the air service in the last 12 months.

      Humanitarian Aid: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans her Department has in place to include disability in humanitarian education relief.

      Department for International Development: Disclosure of Information

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

      Africa: Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support creative industries across Africa.

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her policy is on a national retraining scheme for teachers.

    • Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress the Government has made in strengthening the (a) rights of parents of summer-born children to defer the year of their child's entry to...

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department has published to ensure examination bodies take a flexible approach when religious observance prevents candidates from...

      Faith Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department has provided for Ofsted inspectors in ensuring that inspections consider the designated character of faith schools.

      Pupils: Tatton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the projected (a) cash and (b) per pupil funding will be for schools in Tatton constituency in each of the next three years.

      Stockton Wood School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much core revenue funding Stockton Wood Primary School in Garston and Halewood constituency received for (a) 2016-17 and (b) 2017-18; and how...

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to publish a Green Paper on schools policy; and if she will make a statement.

      Schools: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of the schools budget has been spent on capital expenditure in each of the last seven years.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to update her Department's guidance on summer-born children: school admission.

      Schools: Tatton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will ensure that no school in Tatton constituency gets a reduction in (a) cash and (b) per pupil funding in each of the next five years.

      Schools: Barnsley East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the new school funding formula on each school in Barnsley East constituency.

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding was allocated to Music Education Hubs, by NUTS1 Territorial Units for Statistics for each year for which information is available.

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Written Statement of 1 March 2017, HCWS 509, what the (a) timetable and (b) planned commencement date is for the consultation on...

      Universities: Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department has published on preventing speakers intending to incite hate being given a platform on university campuses.

      Schools: Cambridgeshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of schools funding in Cambridgeshire.

      Teachers: Cambridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to improve the retention of teachers in Cambridge constituency.

      Regional Schools Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of regional schools commissioners.

      Schools: Newham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her policy that no school in the London Borough of Newham will see a reduction in (a) cash and (b) per pupil funding in each of...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has plans to provide additional school places in (a) Stroud constituency and (b) Gloucestershire.

      Midwives: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) people applied and (b) applications were received for places on midwifery training courses by the January deadline in each of the last...

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the potential effect on the Government's policies for academy schools of the conclusions of the Sutton Trust report,...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the cost of restoring the education maintenance allowance for 16 to 18-year-olds in each parental income decile.

      Schools: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will introduce a pay review body for school support staff.

      Mathematics: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to paragraph 1.89 of Budget 2016, when her Department plans to publish Professor Sir Adrian Smith's review of mathematics teaching for...

      Schools: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information from local authorities she has on how many schools (a) have and (b) are suspected of having ACM cladding.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 62 of stage two of the Schools National Funding Formula consultation, whether it remains her policy to bring forward...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it is the Government's policy that 75 per cent of students will take the EBacc combination of GCSE subjects by 2022.

      Race Relations: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department holds on how many schools teach anti-racism education; and what assessment her Department has made of the quality of...

      English Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her policy to include creative, artistic and technical subjects in the English Baccalaureate.

      Students: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the implications for her Department's policies are of the findings from the Institute for Fiscal Studies of 4 July 2017 on the comparative effect...

      Apprentices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on future use by her Department of funds allocated for apprenticeships before the...

  • Leader of the House

    • Sinn Fein: Finance

      To ask the Leader of the House, whether hon. Members elected for Sinn Fein receive any monies in funding analogous to Short Money provision to the Democratic Unionist Party.

    • Democratic Unionist Party: Short Money

      To ask the Leader of the House, what estimate she has made of the amount of Short Money that the Democratic Unionist Party will receive as a result of the outcome of the June 2017 General Election.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Leader of the House, what the Government's timetable is for the Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill.

      Courts

      To ask the Leader of the House, when and in which House the Government plans to introduce the Courts Bill.

      Patients: Safety

      To ask the Leader of the House, when and in which House the Government plans to introduce the Patient Safety Bill.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Small Businesses: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Answer of 17 October 2016 to Question 48089, what estimate she has made of the number of small and medium-sized...

    • Digital Technology: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support her Department is providing to cities to grow their digital media industries.

      Business: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of resources available to the Information Commissioner's Office to support...

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the proportion of people aged (a) 18 to 29, (b) 30 to 44, (c) 45 to 59, (d) 60 to 79 and (e)...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: ICT

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

      Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many local libraries have been operating in each region of England and Wales in each year since 2010.

      Charitable Donations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent estimate she has made of the amount raised by the Fundraising Regulator's levy on charity fundraising in the...

      Charitable Donations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of the Fundraising Regulator's levy on charity fundraising.

      Charities: Fund Raising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support her Department is providing to charities to help them adopt digital technology for fundraising.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to assess the adequacy of levels of capacity in the provision of the incineration of waste.

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: ICT

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

      Fishing Grounds: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the required strength of the fisheries protection fleet after the UK leaves the EU.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many protected disclosures were made by staff in his Department in each of the last three years for which figures are...

      Plastics: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce and prevent plastic waste in the countryside.

      Air Pollution: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Assembly on air pollution.

      Ivory: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to start the consultation exercise on a ban on the trade of ivory.

      Bees: Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that bee habitats are monitored and that bees can and do pollinate.

      Environment

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

      Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his Department's policy is on neonicotinoid crop protection products.

      Rivers: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the likelihood of rivers in England and Wales meeting the 2027 EU Water Framework Directive...

      Water: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government plans for steps taken to meet the requirements of the EU Water Framework Directive to continue after...

      Food: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that current food standards are maintained after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Business: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how his Department is providing opportunities for Scottish businesses to feed into the negotiations on the UK leaving the EU.

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: ICT

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

      European Parliament: Wines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what estimate his Department has made of the (a) amount and (b) value of wine owned by the European Parliament.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to paragraph 6 of his Department's policy paper entitled Safeguarding the position of EU citizens in the UK and UK...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to paragraph 36 of his Department's policy paper entitled Safeguarding the position of EU citizens in the UK and UK...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to his Department's policy paper entitled Safeguarding the position of EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the...

  • Attorney General

    • Hate Crime: Disability

      To ask the Attorney General, what progress has been made on increasing the number of prosecutions for disability hate crime.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, 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 such...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Alzheimer's Disease: Powers of Attorney

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of safeguards for people living with Alzheimer's from those appointed with lasting power of...

    • Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to include (a) sports coaches and (b) youth leaders within the Positions of Trust provisions of section...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) employment and support allowance and (b) personal independence payment appeals there have been in the Stroud District in each year since...

      Ministry of Justice: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, 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.

      Offenders: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the White Paper on Prison safety and reform published in November 2016, when he plans to publish a strategy to improve the treatment...

      Prisoners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the increase in the number of female prisoners in June 2017.

      Prisoners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of women in prison.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scottish Parliament: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the planned timeframe is for the introduction of new financial arrangements for the Scottish Parliament agreed in the Scotland Act 2016.

    • Scotland Office: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, 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 such...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration: Complaints

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the average time taken for a complaint to the Parliamentary Ombudsman to reach the Ombudsman after being referred to an...

    • Fire Prevention: Inspections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the oral contribution of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on 26 June 2017, column 348, if he will list the...

      Regulation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the Red Tape Initiative (a) prior to and (b) since the fire at Grenfell Tower; and if he will...

      Small Businesses

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many businesses have successfully scaled up from being a start-up to having more than nine employees in each of the last five years.

      Cabinet Office: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, 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 such...

      Public Service: Ombudsman

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans his Department has to introduce a single public service ombudsman.

      Regulation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2017 to Question 861, on regulation, for what reason funds from the public purse were spent on the Red Tape Challenge...

      EU Nationals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many non-UK EU citizens, by country of origin are currently living in the UK.

      Local Government: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department has taken to support local authorities in procuring steel of UK origin.

      Voting Behaviour

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure people can only vote once in an election.

      General Election 2017: Voting Behaviour

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will ask the Electoral Commission to investigate how many (a) students and (b) other individuals voted in more than one parliamentary...

      Constituencies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the estimated cost to the public purse of the 2018 boundary review will be.

      Constituencies: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2017 to Question 614, what the number of parliamentary constituencies in Northern Ireland will be following the 2018...

      Cabinet Office: Equality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the oral Answer of 2 November 2016, Official Report, column 879, what steps his Department has taken to use 2011 census...

      Cabinet Office: Redundancy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff have left or agreed settlements to leave his Department under (a) voluntary exit, (b) voluntary redundancy and (c) compulsory redundancy...

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will assess the effect on public procurement of the UK leaving the EU without having agreed a trade deal with the EU.

      Government Departments: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many members of staff across central government departments have their pay capped at one per cent; and what proportion of such staff that figure...

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many times certificates of past performance have been requested by in-scope organisations as set out in the Public Procurement Note published on 25...

      Crown Dependencies: Companies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which of the UK's Crown Dependencies have a fully functional register of beneficial ownership; and which of those dependencies does not have such a...

  • Department for Transport

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to spend the £300 million recommended in the Gibb Report to improve rail infrastructure by the end of 2018; and if so, whether they...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is the expected date for the introduction of new rolling stock on the Great Western Mainline; and whether the testing regime for the new rolling stock is proceeding...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, in the light of criticisms in the Gibb Report, whether they plan to make representations to Southern Rail about simplifying their fare structure.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the potential impact on journey times between London and Leicester, Derby, Nottingham and Sheffield of Thameslink's plan to increase the...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the potential impact on journey times between London and Peterborough, Leeds, York, Newcastle and Edinburgh when the Thameslink network is...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, in any consideration of access charges for freight on the railways, what assessment they have made of the potential for any rise in charges to lead to the diversion of...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many infrastructure related incidents have occurred on the East Coast Main Line during the last six months which have led to passenger trains being delayed by more...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the rights of social housing tenants.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards concluding City Deals for Edinburgh, the Tay Cities and Stirling.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many key workers need accommodation in London; and what is the average gap between their earnings and the cost of owning their own homes.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Occupational Pensions: Tax Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect on relations between the UK and Turkey of the decision in the Turkish Parliament to strip parliamentary immunity...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the death of Otto Warmbier, a US tourist who had been imprisoned in North Korea, what advice they are giving to British tourists intending to travel...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how they have responded to proposals that North Korea be invited to co-host skiing events at North Korea’s Masikryong ski resort during next year’s Winter...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Goldie on 26 June, when they will decide whether it is appropriate to recognise the state of Palestine, and what conditions will have...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Turkey regarding the reported use of plastic bullets and the breaking-up of the Gay Pride march in Istanbul for...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the UN Human Rights Council decision to investigate allegations of crimes by Myanmar's security forces against minority Rohingya Muslims.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the UN OHCHR report issued in February which found that Myanmar's military committed atrocities during its crackdown on Rohingya Muslims...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported killing, destruction of homes and the seizure of land by Fulani militias in Northern Nigeria; who they believe to be the...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Nigeria about reported atrocities committed by Fulani militias; and what assistance they plan to offer.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they will seek to place the persecution of religious minorities in countries like Pakistan and Nigeria onto the agenda for the next meeting of the Commonwealth...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Turkey, following the decision by the Turkish Minister of Religious Affairs to take part in prayers at Hagia...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of freedom of religion and belief in Turkey.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent reports that the Turkish Governor of Mardin has confiscated some 60 properties, including churches, monasteries and cemeteries.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Archbishop of Canterbury's suggestion that Hamas be included in talks to resolve the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the increase in the level of pollution off the coast of Gaza reportedly due to the discharge of untreated sewage.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to (1) the Palestinian Authority, and (2) the government of Israel, following the reduction of electricity supply to Gaza to...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what representations have been made to the Palestinian Authority regarding the reported use of foreign aid to make payments to convicted terrorists and their families.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Palestinian Authority concerning the recent reported deaths of three babies in Gaza after the Palestinian Authority refused to...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they intend that London-based EU agencies should remain located within the UK following Brexit.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

  • Department for International Development

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the preparations in place if Gaza were to become uninhabitable by 2020 as described in the report by the United Nations Conference on...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assistance they have given following the Nepal earthquake of 2015, both directly and through voluntary organisations; and how that compares to assistance given...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number and quality of homes rebuilt following the Nepal earthquake of 2015; which regions of Nepal have benefited from UK...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what provision exists for foreign young people, particularly in the Middle East and including refugees, to avail themselves of technical education and apprenticeships in...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to respond to the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza, following the decision by the government of Israel to implement a request from...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government when they expect the contract between the government of St Helena and SA Airlink, providing a new passenger air service, to be signed.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what requests have been made to SA Airlink in order to understand fully its business projection for the new passenger air service to St Helena.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to ask the government of Turkey to provide access for humanitarian and re-construction supplies from Turkey into north-east Syria; and if...

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to make a multi-year funding commitment to the Education Cannot Wait fund for education in emergencies that represents an increase in real...

      Africa: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills has been asked by the Department for International Development to analyse why Africa’s share...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of deterrent sentences in reducing knife crime.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • State Retirement Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have considered the longer-term advantages of selling surplus Ministry of Defence property by leasehold rather than freehold, and if so, what...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to take any action to prevent attacks by Turkey on Kurdish forces in Afrin Canton in northern Syria.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to introduce a clear and coherent policy on the use of armed drones for counter-terrorism purposes, both within and outside areas of armed conflict.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they are introducing to ensure that the use of armed drones for counter-terrorism is capable of being subject to parliamentary scrutiny and accountability.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on the development of autonomy in weapons systems; and what action they are taking to build consensus for international action to control the...

      Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they regard as the main objectives of the forthcoming autumn UN Peacekeeping Conference.

      South Sudan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the tasks and role of UK military personnel committed to service in South Sudan.

      Somalia: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the tasks and role of the UK military personnel committed to service in Somalia.

      Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people, and of what nationalities, the UK is training as international peacekeepers; what is the form of such training; and by which UK personnel it...

      Saudi Arabia: Cluster Munitions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether UK cluster bombs have been sold to the government of Saudi Arabia; and if so, when.

      Trident Submarines

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the total cost of Trident renewal over the lifespan of the Successor-class submarines, including in-service costs and decommissioning.

      North Korea: Forced Labour

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any vessels of the Royal Navy fleet have been built or serviced at the Nauta shipyard in Poland; and whether the Government is aware of the use of...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether there is enough flexibility in the Personal Independence Payments criteria to allow for claimants with unusual conditions.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Henley on 1 March concerning the Pensioners' Christmas Bonus (HL5502) what would the value of the £10 bonus be in real terms had the...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy towards the future of the European Youth Orchestra, and the role of the EU in its future.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many UNESCO World Heritage sites there are in the UK;  and where those sites are.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what support they give to current UNESCO World Heritage sites in the UK to enable them to keep this designation.

  • Home Office

    • Passports: Personation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many passport applications have been made using the legend of a deceased person in each of the past six years.

    • Undocumented Migrants: Albania

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many illegal Albanian migrants have been captured in the UK in the last 12 months, how many have asked for asylum, and how many have been removed from the UK.

      EU Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to speed up family reunions for refugees and migrants now in Europe, particularly in Greece, Italy and France; and whether special...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 8 June (HL380), when they expect immigration to fall below 100,000 a year; and how they define...

      Asylum: France

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what legal resources they are providing to refugees in the camps in Calais and Dunkirk to make asylum applications to the UK.

      Asylum: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of asylum applications over the past 12 months came from Syrian minors, and what percentage of those were accepted.

      Asylum: LGBT People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 13 June (HL433), when they expect the quality assurance of the Home Office’s Case...

      Innovative Medicines and Medical Technology Review

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Neill of Gatley on 12 May (HL8157) that "net migration remains too high and there is still more work to do",...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to put in place a protocol with police, local authorities, and other emergency services, to respond to acid attacks.

  • HM Treasury

    • Overseas Trade

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Price on 1 June (HL107), (1) why HM Revenue and Customs collects data on the currency of invoicing for trade with...

    • Crimes of Violence: Acids

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to implement the suggested changes to the Tata pensioners pension fund to all public sector pensions.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what measures have they put in place to ensure that investors have confidence in the UK economy.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Animal Welfare: Sentencing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much was spent on the civil nuclear police force last year, and what is the budgeted expenditure on the force for each of the next four years.

  • Cabinet Office

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bridges of Headley on 27 June 2016 (HL662), what progress has been made with their consideration of honorary titles for the spouses...

  • Department of Health

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many mental health patients in England were sent away from their local area for treatment in each of the past three years for which figures are available.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to address the shortage of psychiatrists.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to allow the prescription of the drug Orkambi for cystic fibrosis sufferers under the age of 12; and if not, why not.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether a strategic commercial unit will be established within NHS England, as recommended in the Accelerated Access Review, and if so, when.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the ruling by the Information Commissioner's Office on 3 July that the transfer of patient data from the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust to DeepMind was...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how they ensure that, in responding to acid attacks, first responders are adequately equipped to deal with (1) the immediate effects, and (2) the need to prevent...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking to reduce the level of smoking in both indoor and outdoor public places.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how they intend to ensure that the UK's withdrawal from the EU does not jeopardise or undermine cross–border healthcare provision in Northern Ireland.

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