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Written answers

Monday, 17 July 2017

  • HM Treasury

    • Dorneywood

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many times he has visited Dorneywood since becoming Chancellor of the Exchequer.

    • Taxation: Self-employed

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on the NHS of changes to the IR35 regulations; and if he will make a statement.

      Pensions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on making it mandatory for all pension providers to provide relevant data to pensions dashboards.

      Treasury: Procurement

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average number of bids received for each contract put out to tender by his Department was in each year since 2010.

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what changes there have been to the number of tax returns submitted on time in the last 10 years.

      Office of Tax Simplification: Secondment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 July 2017 to Question 3399, on Office of Tax Simplification: secondment, from which companies and organisations the nine...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Permanent Secretary of HM Revenue and Customs plans to respond to the points raised in the letter from the hon. Member for Birkenhead of 15...

      Anderson Group

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on the public purse of the liquidation of mini companies associated with the Anderson Group.

      Revenue and Customs: Staff

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many HM Revenue and Customs staff have been employed in each year since 2010.

      Revenue and Customs: Staff

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many HM Revenue and Customs staff working in tax investigations have been employed in each year since 2010.

      VAT (Refund of Tax to Museums and Galleries) (Amendment) Order

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the timetable is for the VAT (Refund of Tax to Museums of Tax to Museums and Galleries) (Amendment) Order 2017 to be laid before Parliament.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2017 to Question 290, what assessment his Department and HM Revenue and Customs have made of the costs associated with...

      Taxation: Crime

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will research international best practise better to tackle international corporate tax criminality.

      National Productivity Investment Fund

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of the National Productivity Investment will be spent in (a) Scotland and (b) London in (i) the current financial year and (ii) each of the...

      Taxation: Electronic Government

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the effect of current arrangements for the transition to Making Tax Digital on (a) small and medium-sized enterprises, (b)...

      Inflation: Debts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has commissioned research on the effect of inflation on household debt.

      Business: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to implement the findings of the Taylor review of modern working practices recommendation for changes in business taxation.

      Tax Yields: Gambling

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the return to the public purse has been of (a) Fixed Odds Betting Terminals and (b) other forms of gambling in the last five years for which figures...

      Income Tax: Tax Yields

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the annual yield to the Treasury of increasing the higher rate of income tax to (a) 45 pence and (b) 50 pence for those earning...

      Treasury: Information Officers

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost to the public purse was of his Department's communications team in 2016-17, and what the projected costs are for 2017-18.

      Treasury: Advertising

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was spent on advertising by (a) his Department and (b) each of its (i) non-departmental public bodies and (ii) executive agencies in each year...

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward proposals to require the beneficial ownership of companies and trusts to be made public.

      Inflation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to tackle rising inflation.

      Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to tackle wage stagnation.

      Customs Officers

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many customs officers are currently employed by HM Revenue and Customs to carry out border activity in the UK; and how many such officers he estimates...

      VAT: Brexit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to reduce rates of VAT charged on particular goods or services after the UK has left the EU.

      Banks: Wales

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many bank and building society branches have closed in (a) Vale of Clwyd constituency, (b) Denbighshire and (c) Conwy county in the last five years.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have applied for an eligibility childcare code for 30 hours free childcare via the gov.uk website; how many of those applications have been...

      Insurance Premium Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether an assessment has been made of the potential effect of increasing insurance premium tax on the uptake of household insurance.

      Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans for the simplification of the tax system; and if he will make a statement.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether HM Revenue and Customs conducts a cost-benefit analysis of potential job losses and tax revenues forgone before issuing winding-up petitions for...

      Taxation: Electronic Government

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will phase in digital taxation rollout.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of HM Revenue and Customs's ability to investigate whether there are grounds for it to recover tax revenue lost to alleged tax...

      Economic Growth: Inequality

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has commissioned research on projected levels of inequality and economic growth.

      Debts: Young People

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to prevent young people from falling into problem debt.

      Economic Situation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the economic effect of the enforcement of immigration policy on businesses in the last 12 months.

      Cash Dispensing: Fees and Charges

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the proportion of free-to-use cash machines which would (a) be removed or (b) start charging customers if business rates are...

      Child Maintenance Service

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether there are plans for HM Revenue and Customs to routinely share data on the unearned income of non-resident parents with the Child Maintenance Service...

      Foreign Exchange

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to publish the results of the research on foreign exchange; whether those results will be published with the Government response to that...

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how many instances of voters being wrongly excluded from the electoral...

    • Absent Voting

      To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how many postal votes were discounted because the signature or date of...

      Voting Behaviour

      To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, if she will conduct a national audit to determine how many (a) students...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Nuisance Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the timetable is for the introduction of legislative proposals on banning pension cold-calling and blocking suspicious pension pot transfers.

    • Jobcentres: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on which date (a) he or (b) a Minister of his Department last visited Torrington Avenue Jobcentre Plus.

      Jobcentres: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on which date (a) he or (b) a Minister of his Department last visited Cofa Court Jobcentre Plus.

      Personal Independence Payment: Vale of Clwyd

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of constituents in the Vale of Clwyd constituency have had their original personal independence payments...

      Social Security Benefits: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the Government's policy is on families with more than two children claiming universal credit and child tax credit.

      Disability Living Allowance: Vale of Clwyd

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of constituents in Vale of Clwyd constituency in receipt of disability living allowance have subsequently been...

      Universal Credit: Southampton

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

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support is given to claimants of universal credit during the assessment process.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what review of the universal credit policy has been undertaken since its implementation; and what assessment that review made of the...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what income support is given to benefit claimants who transition from one benefit to another to prevent long periods of no income.

      Means-tested Benefits: Southampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants in Southampton have taken out a hardship payment.

      Universal Credit: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the proposed programme of Jobcentre Plus closures on the rollout of the full digital...

      Universal Credit: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how claims for universal credit by people who are not able to use IT are made and managed in full digital service areas.

      Employment Schemes: Basic Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what claimant support is offered to individuals with low levels of literacy, numeracy or computer skills.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of employment and support allowance claims were overturned at the mandatory reconsideration stage in Merthyr Tydfil and...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of personal independence payment claims were overturned at mandatory reconsideration stage in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney...

      Department for Work and Pensions: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what use his Department is making of blockchain technology.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to reduce the time taken to obtain an assessment for employment and support allowance.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the (a) shortest, (b) average and (c) longest waiting time was for an assessment for employment and support allowance in the most recent...

      Housing Benefit: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many local authorities in the East of England (a) over-spent, (b) under-spent and (c) exactly spent their Discretionary Housing Payment...

      Jobcentres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of jobcentre closures on claimants who have difficulty using PCs and the Internet.

      Jobcentres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the additional caseload for Cofa Court Jobcentre in Coventry as a result of closure of the Torrington Avenue...

      Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what definition his Department uses of (a) flexible worker and (b) flexible working.

      Jobcentres: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what impact assessment he has carried out of the effect of proposals to close job centres in Liverpool; and if he will make a statement.

      Funerals: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many paupers funerals his Department has funded in Wales in each year for which data is available.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on members of the public who contact his Department of the cost of calling 0345 numbers...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints his Department received on claimants whose legacy benefits were not protected following their transfer to universal credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of claimants whose legacy benefits have not been protected following a transfer to universal credit.

      Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many young people between 18 and 21 years old have (a) applied for and (b) been granted exemptions to ensure entitlement to the housing...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many times in each year of their operation the Child Maintenance Service and its predecessor bodies have paid a consolatory payment to a...

      Access to Work Programme: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with organisations representing the deaf community on the effectiveness of the access to work scheme.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to paragraph 82 of the 14th Report of the Work and Pensions Committee of 2016-17, Child Maintenance Service, HC 587, whether he...

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department has spent on advertising on social media in each month since January 2016.

    • Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of responses to domestic violence incidents which took place 24 hours after the incident was...

      Fire and Rescue Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2017 to Question 1333, how many fire pumps were stationed in the London Borough of (a) Southwark and (b)...

      UK Visas and Immigration: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason the phoneline provided by UK Visas and Immigration for people to make inquiries about the status of their visa application...

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding her Department plans to make available for policy measures to promote alternative narratives to extremism in 2016-17, 2017-18...

      Home Office: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average number of bids received for each contract put out to tender by her Department was in each year since 2010.

      Fire and Rescue Services: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many firefighters have resigned from each fire and rescue service in England in each of the last five years.

      EU Nationals: Polish Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will provide a Polish translation of the guidance on the Status of EU citizens in the UK: what you need to know on her...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of her Department's and UK Border Agency decisions were not made within the standard timeframe under the classification of...

      Police Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been detained in police custody in each year since 2010 for more than (a) 24, (b) 48 and (c) 72 hours.

      Emergency Services: Mobile Radios

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that the funding under the Emergency Services Mobile Communications programme is spent in accordance with...

      Emergency Services: Mobile Radios

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding under the Emergency Services Mobile Communications programme the Government plans to provide to EE.

      Airwave Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which police services are involved in the airwave replacement programme.

      Immigration Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she expects paragraph 11 of Schedule 10 of the Immigration Act 2016 to be brought into force.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2017 to Question 1480, on human trafficking, on which statistics the Government based its approach to human...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2017 to Question 1480, on human trafficking, whether the National Crime Agency has ceased to produce its...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the report from Refugee Action, entitled Slipping through the gaps, published in July 2017, for what reasons her...

      Police Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she expects to publish the independent review into deaths and serious incidents in police custody, announced on 23 July 2015.

      Crime: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, What steps she has taken to implement the recommendations of the report of HM Inspectorate of Constabulary into crime recording in the...

      Gender Recognition: Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what conclusions on gender and passport markings the Government has drawn from its 2016 survey of International Civil Aviation Association...

      101 Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of calls to the Police 101 number were answered within the target of 30 seconds in the most recent period for...

      Slavery: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when guidance on victim identification and support provided for in section 49 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 will be (a) completed and (b)...

      Criminal Records: Cross Border Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that the UK will continue to have access to the European Criminal Records Information System and Schengen...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that the rights to support for victims of modern slavery will be maintained after the UK leaves the EU.

      101 Calls: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average response time for answering 101 calls made to Lancashire Constabulary was in each month between 1 January 2016 and 30 June 2017.

      Home Office: Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many public engagements for which a media calling notice was issued were attended by a departmental Minister in each of the last 12 months.

      Fires: High Rise Flats

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Secretary of State will review the advice given to residents in tower blocks in the event of a fire.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the availability of translators and other support services for visa application interviews.

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Syrian families have been resettled in Hackney through the Syrian Resettlement Programme.

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will place in the Library a copy of the assessments made by the National Crime Agency which set out the number, gender, sectors and...

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the implications for the guidance given to Entry Clearance Officers of the recent Court of Appeal judgment...

      Central Motorway Police Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the ability of West Mercia Police to provide 24 hour patrols following its withdrawal from the Central...

      Radicalism: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to prevent funding reaching the UK which has originated in countries which have been identified as...

      Immigration Controls: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the number of illegal immigrants who have entered the UK through ports in each of the last five years.

      Immigration Controls: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of border control enforcement at ports across the UK.

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Written Statement, HCWS39, published on 12 July 2017, on extremism, to the governments of which countries she (a) has...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much it will cost EU citizens wishing to register to remain in the UK.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Political Parties: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 5 July 2017 to Question 2270, on political parties: finance, for what reasons the Government chose 1 July 2017 as the...

    • Political Parties: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make it his policy to introduce legislation requiring the Electoral Commission to publish details of all reportable donations and...

      Northern Ireland Office: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the contribution from the Minister for the Cabinet Office on 2 November 2016, Official Report, column 879, what work is being...

      Michael Hayes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will discuss with the Irish Government the whereabouts of Michael Christopher Hayes in connection with his involvement in the Birmingham...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Public Libraries: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she plans to bring forward a strategy to ensure that all children have access to local library services.

    • S4C: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions her Department has had with the Welsh Government's Culture, Welsh Language and Communications...

      S4C: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions her Department has had with the Welsh Government's Culture, Welsh Language and Communications...

      21st Century Fox: Sky

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will postpone any decision on the proposed takeover of Sky by 21st Century Fox until after the publication of any...

      S4C: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Wales on whether devolution of broadcasting should be included in...

      S4C: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will include the devolution of broadcasting in the remit of the S4C review.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will take steps to record how many young people are engaged in full-time social action; and if she will make a statement.

      Charities: Fund Raising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment she has made of the capacity of smaller charities to fundraise.

      European Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether it is her policy for the UK to sign up to the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-production after the UK leaves...

      Arts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what her policy is on the arms-length principle for the funding of the arts.

      National Lottery: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what her policy is on the additionality principle for the funding of projects from the National Lottery.

      Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans to publish her response to the Leveson Inquiry and its implementation.

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make it her policy to reduce the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals from £100 to £2.

      21st Century Fox: Sky

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will postpone the Fox takeover of Sky until the second half of the Leveson Inquiry has been completed.

      Personal Records: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to educate the public of the potential dangers of posting personal information online.

  • Department of Health

    • General Practitioners: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will subsidise GP's indemnity costs; and if he will make a statement.

    • Surrogate Motherhood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the contribution of Baroness Chisholm on 14 December 2016, Official Report, HL, column 1330, what the timetable is for the remedial...

      NHS Walk-in Centres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital walk-in centres have closed between 2010 and 2017.

      Pregnancy: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to increase funding for the provision of practical support to women facing crisis pregnancies who want to keep their child.

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the amount accrued to the public purse of measures to recover the costs of using the NHS from overseas nationals in each of the (a)...

      NHS: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to reduce rates of staff bullying in the NHS.

      Psychiatry: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to increase the number of psychiatrists employed by the NHS.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has any plans to bring the time limit for abortions on grounds of disability into line with abortions on other grounds.

      Down's Syndrome: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that people with Down’s syndrome do not feel discriminated against as a result of the introduction of...

      Nurses and Carers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the Government’s policy is on maintaining the public sector pay cap for (a) nurses and (b) care workers.

      Lung Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he last met representatives of the charity Breathe Easy to discuss the diagnosis and treatment of lung disease; and if he will make a statement.

      Social Services: Green Papers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what date he plans to publish the proposed Green Paper on Social Care.

      Hospitals: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has been made of the presence of flammable cladding on hospitals; what the timetable is for assessing all hospital buildings for the...

      Breast Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of drugs for the treatment and post-treatment needs of breast cancer patients contain lactose; and what provision is made for breast...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the utility of the information provided by the Adult Dental Health Survey in assessing and planning for oral...

      NHS: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for who will provide staff security and security management advice to primary care contractors after the dissolution of NHS Protect.

      Dental Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the recently concluded pilot on improving access to primary care dentistry in the Bradford City, Bradford Districts and North Kirklees...

      NHS Professionals: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress he has made on his plans to sell a majority shareholding in NHS Professionals.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans for the next Adult Dental Health Survey to be published.

      Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 11 July 2017 to Question 3341, how many people were detained under section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983 broken down by the...

      Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the introduction of standardised packaging of cigarettes on levels of smoking in...

      NHS: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2017 to Question 2926, whether the Government plans to put in place any quotas or requirements for (a) affordable...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Bristol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect on Bristol hospitals of the decision to close the accident and emergency department at Weston General Hospital...

      Gynaecology: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the average time taken from the presentation of symptoms to a GP to the start of treatment for fibroids.

      Mental Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of trends in the length of the waiting list for child and adolescent mental health services in (a) the Wirral and (b) England.

      Mental Health Act 1983

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department plans to consult people with experience of mental illness when carrying out the review of the Mental Health Act 1983.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many approved mental health clinicians there were in each year since 2010.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many approved mental health professionals there were in each year since 2010.

      Department of Health: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the value-for-money framework applied by his Department to all private finance projects.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people in Wales who (a) have died or (b) are still suffering from blood contamination in each year for which...

      NHS Professionals: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 16 January to Question 59563, on privatisation: NHS Professionals, what the total cost has been of advice commissioned by...

      Health Centres: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that the Health and Wellbeing Centre in College Green, Birmingham, which has been approved for investment from the NHS...

      NHS Professionals: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 5 July 2017 to Question 1506, on NHS Professionals: privatisation, what estimate he has made of the annual saving to the public...

      Royal Brompton Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the potential number of qualified medical staff who might leave the NHS as a result of the proposed closure of...

      Marske Medical Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the closure of Marske Medical Centre on waiting times for primary medical care services at neighbouring...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of alcohol-related admissions into hospital; and if he will make a statement.

      Lung Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of funding for research into lung disease; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with the tidal energy industry on support for that sector.

    • UK Coal Forum: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the dates were on which the Coal Forum met in each of the last three years; and when he plans to call a further...

      Science: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his Department's budget is for science spending for each year until the target of 2.3 per cent of GDP has been...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to implement the findings of the Taylor review of modern working practices on trade union representation.

      Job Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to implement the findings of the Taylor review of modern working practices on insecurity in the work...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what forms of military support the UK has given to the Syrian Democratic Forces who are taking part in the ground assault against Daesh in Raqqa.

    • Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the activities of its military partners in the counter-Daesh offensive in Syria are consistent with...

      Ministry of Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average number of bids received for each contract put out to tender by his Department was in each year since 2010.

      Army: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to recruit foreign soldiers.

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to recruit and retain more soldiers.

      Armed Forces: Blaenau Gwent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the armed forces have been recruited from the Blaenau Gwent postcode area in the last five years.

      Afghanistan: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many cases have been opened as part of Operation Northmoor; and how many of those cases have been (a) closed and (b) remain ongoing.

      Ministry of Defence: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what stocks of (a) antiques, (b) paintings and (c) fine wines are held by his Department; if he will list any such assets sold over the last five years...

      Ministry of Defence: Government Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the value was of repayments his Department made to Government Hospitality for wines and spirits in each of the last five years.

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 27 October 2016 to Question 49899, what assessment he has made of the implications of his Department’s policies of...

      Syria: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department’s policies of the US and Russian Federation’s ceasefire deal in...

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of the workshare for support and maintenance contracts for the planned P-8 Poseidon fleet he plans to have fulfilled by UK-based companies.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his oral Answer of 10 July 2017, Official Report, column 23, to the hon. Member for North Ayrshire and Arran, for what reasons it is...

      Apache AH-64 Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of support and maintenance contracts for the planned UK AH-64E Apache fleet will be fulfilled by UK-based companies.

      Nuclear Weapons: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any environmental remediation to areas contaminated by the testing of British nuclear warheads in (a) the Nevada nuclear test site, (b)...

      Falkland Islands: Air Routes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what costs have been incurred as a result of the re-routing of the South Atlantic air bridge.

      Ministry of Defence: Uber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent on services provided by Uber in each of the last three years.

      Armed Forces: Royal Household

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel have been attached to the Royal Household in each year since 2013-14; and what the cost of such attachments has been in...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has paid out in compensation for the killing of or injury to animals and livestock in each of the last three years.

      Foot and Mouth Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any animals affected by foot and mouth have been buried on his Department's land in Colchester known as Middlewick Ranges.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Department for Communities and Local Government: Redundancy

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

    • Refuges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the availability of domestic violence refuges for women across local...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make it compulsory for a declaration of disability to feature on local authority application forms for (a)...

      Homelessness: Task Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will set out the (a) remit, (b) membership, (c) timetable and (d) resources of the proposed Homelessness Reduction Taskforce.

      Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman on ensuring that the requirements within the...

      Rate Support Grants: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to replace the rate support grant with business rates.

      Housing Market

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to paragraph A.143 of Fixing Our Broken Housing Market, published on 7 February 2017, when his Department will...

      Council Tax: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department hold data on the number of councils who have credit card charges in place for payment of council tax by...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he has plans to bring forward legislative proposals to tackle abuses in the leasehold sector.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to increase the engagement of community organisations in decision making on Neighbourhood Plans.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what reports he has received from local authorities of racist abuse by or towards electoral candidates during the 2017 General...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what progress he is making on a devolved settlement for Yorkshire.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what progress the Government has made on building more homes.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to support coastal communities.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the trend in the number of new homes available for social rent since 2010.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2017 to Question 1974, if he will publish the artwork and text of each of the adverts used by his Department during...

    • Scotland Office: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2017 to Question 1974, what social media platforms were included in his Department's social media spend during March 2017.

      Scotland Office: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2017 to Question 1974, what demographics were targeted by his Department's social media spend during March 2017.

      Scotland Office: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, with reference to the contribution from the Minister for the Cabinet Office on 2 November 2016, Official Report, column 879, what work is being done to...

      Scotland Office: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2017 to Question 1974, what geographical areas were targeted by his Department's social media spend during March 2017.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings of the report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for...

    • Department for International Trade: Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many Departmental Pool Car Services have been provided to his Department since it was created; and what the country of origin was of...

      Balance of Trade: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, What the overall trade surplus was in (a) strawberries, (b) cream, (c) cheddar cheese and (d) gin in the last 12 months for which figures...

  • Department for Transport

    • Bus Services Act 2017

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to issue the statutory regulations and guidance to the Bus Services Act 2017.

    • Public Transport: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all public-facing transport staff receive disability awareness training.

      Road Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the 20 Highways England controlled A-roads which experience the largest increase in traffic during the summer.

      Department for Transport: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average number of bids received for each contract put out to tender by his Department was in each year since 2010.

      Traffic Lights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will regulate the use of mobile traffic lights to ensure sufficient warning is given to road users.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing legislative proposals on the control and use of drones in the immediate vicinity...

      Crofton against HS2

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will meet the Crofton Against HS2 campaign before the next major announcement on Phase 2 of High Speed 2.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will meet with the hon. Member for Hemsworth before the next major announcement on Phase 2 of High Speed 2.

      Railway Stations: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of UK railway stations have had steps but no lift access in each year since 2010.

      Govia Thameslink Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has been repaid to Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) to allow for lost revenue as a consequence of industrial action; how much has been set...

      Aviation: Forecasts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish updated aviation forecasts.

      Bus Services: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for Greater Manchester to receive the powers set out in the Buses Act 2017.

      British Transport Police: Police Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with representatives of the Scottish Government on the merger of British Transport Police in Scotland with...

      Livestock: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to seek a derogation from Regulation (EC) 561/2006 for lorries carrying livestock; and if he will make a statement.

      A417: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress he has made on developing a scheme to improve safety and traffic flow on the on the A417 missing link in Gloucestershire; and if he will...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with Network Rail on the electrification of the TransPennine Rail Network.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of the electrification of the TransPennine Rail Network.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for work to begin on electrification of the TransPennine Rail Network.

      British Transport Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department’s target is for efficiency savings by British Transport Police; and how he intends to allocate proceeds from that efficiency...

      British Transport Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost of the airway replacement programme for the British Transport Police; and what additional funding his Department...

      British Transport Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what capabilities are exempt from his Department’s target for efficiency savings by the British Transport Police.

      British Transport Police: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on the devolution of transport policing to Scotland.

      British Transport Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it is his policy for the British Transport Police to be merged with other police forces; and if he will make a statement.

      Aviation: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on people undertaking training for an EASA private pilot's licence; and if he will...

      Railways: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of peaks and troughs in National Rail's annual workload on its capacity to return skilled staff.

      Railways: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure the availability of a stable and adequate skills base among the workforce in railway occupations.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it is his policy to upgrade the Trans-Pennine rail route.

      Shipping: Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to enable seafarers to make telephone calls when they do not have access to UK mobile telephone services; and if he will make a...

      Transport: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what comparative assessment he has made of public spending per capita on transport infrastructure in (a) the Liverpool City Region, (b) the North...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to commission new rail infrastructure in the North of England; and if he will make a statement.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he will plans to make a decision on expansion of capacity at Heathrow Airport; and what assessment he has made of the effect of such expansion on...

      M54: Traffic Lights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will discuss with Highways England the effect on traffic flow of the traffic lights at junctions (a) 4, (b) 5 and (c) 6 of the M54.

      Liverpool Port: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the need for additional rail infrastructure at the Port of Liverpool.

      British Transport Police: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what additional expenditure the British Transport Police has incurred on counter terrorism in (a) 2017-18 to date and (b) 2016-17; and what additional...

      British Transport Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to change the number of British Transport Police control centres.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will make representations at the United Nations on international cyber attacks by advancing a policy of...

    • Turkey: Human Rights

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

      Turkey: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with his EU counterparts on the human rights situation in Turkey.

      Turkey: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with Turkish Government officials on human rights in that country.

      Yemen: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last met his Yemeni counterpart.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Government of Saudi Arabia on the situation in Yemen.

      Yemen: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to appoint a new Special Envoy for Yemen.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many contracts put out to tender by his Department have been (a) cancelled and (b) re-tendered in each year since 2010.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of public procurement contracts his Department awarded through framework agreements in each year since 2010.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the average number of bids received for each contract put out to tender by his Department was in each year since 2010.

      Iran: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Iranian Government on the treatment of Pastor Victor Bet Tamraz, Amin Afshar Naderi and...

      Eritrea: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the UN on the cases of Eritrean Christians who are subject to alleged persecution and...

      World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) steps the Government has taken and (b) funding has been committed to commemorating the role of African soldiers in the...

      Saudi Arabia: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Oral contribution of 10 July 2017, Official Report, column 56, on export licensing: High Court judgment, on...

      Liu Xiaobo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has raised the issue of the continuing imprisonment of Liu Xiaobo with his counterpart in China; and if he will make...

      Saudi Arabia: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last met his counterpart in Saudi Arabia; and what issues were discussed at that meeting.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department spent on new stocks of wines and spirits for hospitality purposes in each of the last five years.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department has spent on hospitality in each of the last five years.

      West Bank: Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Israeli Government on the alleged confiscation by the Israeli authorities of solar...

      Russia: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his (a) US, (b) French and (c) Chinese counterparts on the persecution of LGBT people...

      Chechnya: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on reported (a) killings, (b) detention and (c) torture of LGBT people in Chechnya.

      Russia: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he or any Ministers of his Department plan to visit Russia during the 2017 to 2019 Session of Parliament.

      Chechnya: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of protection afforded to LGBT rights in Chechnya.

      Russia: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Russian counterpart on the persecution of LGBT people in (a) Chechnya and (b) other...

      India: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in India on the Chennai Six; and what progress has been made on seeking their...

      Qatar: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Government of Qatar on its partnering with other Gulf states to tackle the...

      Fossil Fuels: Falkland Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential opportunities for the hydrocarbon industry in the Exclusive...

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the average number of bids received for each contract put out to tender by her Department was in each year since 2010.

    • Department for International Development: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of public procurement contracts her Department awarded through framework agreements in each year since 2010.

      Department for International Development: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many contracts put out to tender by her Department have been (a) cancelled and (b) re-tendered in each year since 2010.

      West Bank: Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department has supplied any electrical equipment to villages in the West Bank.

      Africa: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the findings of the report of the All-Party Parliamentary Group...

  • Department for Education

    • Students: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to raise awareness of Inflammatory bowel disease and its effect on students' attainment.

    • Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure all maintained schools receive adequate funding for catering for children with special needs.

      Apprentices: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many women over the age of 60 are currently undertaking an apprenticeship.

      Apprentices: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average age is of women undertaking apprenticeships.

      Erasmus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to maintain the UK's involvement in the Erasmus scheme after the UK leaves the EU.

      Private Education: Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children in each local authority and constituency are registered in independent alternative provision for excluded young people; how many of...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the proportion of two-year olds eligible for 15-hours free childcare who are not accessing this provision...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment will be made of the effect of the cost of (a) the national minimum wage, (b) the living wage and (c) other employment costs on the...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of 30 hours free childcare places on (a) the availability of places for three and four-year-olds whose...

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress her Department is making on developing new guidance for schools on delivering sex and relationships education.

      Warrington Collegiate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons the application from Warrington Collegiate to change its name to Warrington and Vale Royal College on its merger with Mid Cheshire...

      Schools: Warrington North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions she has had with (a) Warrington Borough Council, (b) representatives of Warrington head teachers and (c) trade union...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department has taken account of the potential change to parents' working hours resulting from the commencement of provision of 30 hours...

      Schools: Coventry South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much core revenue funding (a) Willenhall Community Primary School, (b) Stretton CE Primary School and (c) Blue Coat Church of England School and...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department has available for parents who find employment after August's 30 free hours application deadline and before the...

      Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make a statement in response to the report of the Social Mobility Commission, Social mobility between 1997 and 2017: time for change,...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the implications for the target figures for the number of apprenticeships of the proportion of businesses that plan to...

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether sixth form colleges will be included in the tertiary education funding review.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of re-brokering academies on pupils' attainment and on schools' Ofsted grades.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Trailblazer programme apprenticeships have been commenced.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Independent End Assessors have been trained and employed to conduct gateway to end-point assessments for the Trailblazer programme.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Vehicle Operator Services Agency MTT apprenticeships were completed to Level (a) 2 and (b) 3 in (i) 2014, (ii) 2015 and (iii) 2016.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fishing Grounds: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many 24-hour days or equivalent fisheries protection vessels were at sea and operational in home waters in each of the...

    • Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government plans for the UK's environmental standards to remain as rigorous as those set by the EU after the UK...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the Government's draft Air Quality Plan before the summer recess.

      Dogs: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many consignments of dogs were exported from the UK to (a) EU and (b) non-EU countries in 2016.

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2017 to Question 1490, on food: waste, what his policy is on the European...

      G7: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations the Government made at the Environmental Ministerial Meeting of the G7 in Bologna on 11 and 12 June...

      Rivers: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate has been made of the total cost of incidents of pollution of English watercourses in each year for which...

      Rivers: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many polluters who were offered an enforcement undertaking for polluting English watercourses failed to fulfil their...

      Rivers: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many enforcement undertaking offers have been made to those who have polluted watercourses in England in each year since...

      Land: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has plans to reinstate the contaminated land capital grants programme.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Free Movement of People: Bermuda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what the Government's policy is on allowing Bermuda to maintain freedom of movement in the EU after the UK leaves the EU.

    • Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to paragraph 10 of his Department's policy paper entitled Safeguarding the position of EU citizens in the UK and UK...

      Immigration: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to paragraph 45 of his Department's policy paper entitled, Safeguarding the position of EU citizens in the UK and UK...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, for what reasons the Government chose its planned cut-off date for EU citizens to retain UK citizenship after the UK leaves the EU.

      European Observatory on the Supply of Medical Radioisotopes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether it is the Government's policy to remain part of the European Observatory on the supply of medical radioisotopes.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many Departmental Pool Car Services have been provided to his Department since it was created; and what the country of origin was...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what estimate he has made of the maximum and minimum annual contributions the UK will have to make to the EU to obtain full access to...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to paragraph 49 of his Department’s policy paper Safeguarding the position of EU citizens in the UK and UK...

  • Attorney General

    • Legal Profession: Department for Exiting the European Union

      To ask the Attorney General, how many lawyers in the Government Legal Department provide services to the Department of Exiting the European Union; how many of those lawyers have been seconded...

    • Electronic Tagging: G4S

      To ask the Attorney General, when the Serious Fraud Office investigation into the G4S electronic monitoring contract initiated in 2013 will be concluded; and if he will make a statement.

      Banks: Crime

      To ask the Attorney General, what assessment he has made of the effect of proposals to move the functions of the Serious Fraud Office to the National Crime Agency on criminality in the banking sector.

  • Wales Office

    • Welsh Office: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, with reference to the contribution from the Minister for the Cabinet Office on 2 November 2016, Official Report, column 879, what work is being done to...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners in UK prisons were convicted of terrorism-related offences; and how many of those prisoners are scheduled for release in the next (a)...

    • Prisons: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many drones carrying contraband goods were seized within prison grounds in 2016-17.

      Prisons: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many mobile phones were seized in prisons in each year since 2010.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the street value was of the drugs recovered in prisons in each year since 2010.

      Prison Service: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many days have been lost due to sickness and (b) what the sickness absence rate was in the prison service in each year since 2010.

      Solicitors: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what safeguards the Government has in place to protect donors when appointing professionals as attorneys in the event of the firm such attorneys work...

      Prison Officers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what training is provided to prison officers to support inmates who (a) are elderly and frail and (b) suffer from dementia.

      Prisoners' Release: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that adequate (a) funding and (b) other support is allocated to female prisoners on release from custodial...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Electoral Register: Students

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to encourage sixth form and technical colleges to contact electoral offices to provide registration days and ID...

    • Election Offences

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the findings of Oxford University Internet Institute's Computational Propaganda Research Project into voter manipulation, what steps...

      Hereditary Peers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals for the removal of the hereditary peers from the House of Lords in the current Parliament.

      Hereditary Peers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords.

      Public Service: Equality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the timetable is for the publication of the Government's audit of public services for racial disparities.

      Electoral Register: Wales

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many eligible electors are not registered to vote in (a) the Arfon constituency and (b) Wales.

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government has issued any guidance or advice to Sir Martin Moore-Bick or set any limitations or requirements on the terms of reference for...

  • Department for Transport

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what discussions the Secretary of State for Transport has had with Network Rail concerning the Hansford Review; and whether they intend to publish that review.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they will consult the rail industry on all proposed changes relating to the rail sector, prior to introducing any legislation to implement any such changes...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they are satisfied that, in considering applications from open access operators, adequate provisions are made for the plans of the rail freight sector.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of plans for a Garden Bridge in London.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government when they will publish the Reported road casualties in Great Britain: main results 2016.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the benefits and costs to the UK of membership of the European Aviation Safety Agency.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking regarding restrictions on drones, particularly in controlled airspace, in the light of the closure of the runway at Gatwick Airport in July.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of which percentage of the residents of Grenfell Tower were (1) direct tenants of the local authority, (2) tenants of private landlords,...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of The EU's Impact on the UK Housing and Construction Industry, produced for the Red Tape Initiative in May 2016, in particular the...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, in the light of (1) enforcement powers relating to compliance with building regulations expiring 12 months, and (2) powers to prosecute breaches of building regulations...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government when they will make a decision on the allocations from the Community Housing Fund for 2017–18.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government when they will announce the mechanism for distributing the second year of funding from the Community House Fund; and when they expect the number of houses built by...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the financial impact on local authorities of the imposition of a one per cent pay cap.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment have they made of the contribution to the economy of the brick industry.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the proportion of raw materials in the UK house building industry that is sourced in the UK.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Operating Costs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the fact that the Eastern Europe region remains the only region in the UN system yet to produce a Secretary-General, and the fact that seven...

    • Prum Convention

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to encourage Kurdish Iraqis, Sunnis and Shia Muslims to live together after defeating ISIS in Iraq.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Kosovo concerning amelioration of the situation of the Kosovo Roma, following the June 2016 report of the United...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Ukraine about (1) investigating the burning down of the Roma camp at 2 Kanalna Street, Kyiv on 5 April, and (2)...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how they intend to call the United Nations to account for the alleged violations of human rights law by the United Nations Mission in Kosovo in respect of the Kosovo...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many refugees from North Africa have been rescued and taken to Italian ports by UK vessels so far this year; and what assessment they have made of reports that the...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government when was the last time that FCO Ministers discussed religious persecution in Turkey, in particular the persecution of religious minorities, with Turkish officials;...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether the UK embassy in Ankara has made any contacts with the Mor Gabriel Monastery Foundation in relation to the government of Turkey's seizure of Christian properties.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Algeria about the six Ahmadis sentenced on 28 June to up to four years in prison for charges relating to the...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Indonesia that Indonesia's blasphemy laws will not be applied in a discriminatory manner, including against those...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to assist the government of Indonesia in strengthening Indonesia's resilience to violent extremism.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what are their priorities for working together with other world leaders in relation to the role of the UN Security Council.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking to ensure that the requirements of the Arms Trade Treaty are fully implemented, including that the potential that arms could be used to...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of which other 27 Member States in the European Union have conscription into their military forces.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Burma in support of the efforts of the UN to investigate human rights abuses against the Rohingya people.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include freedom of religion or belief on the agenda of the 2018 Commonwealth Summit.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to strengthen international agreement on the protection of human rights; and what policies they are pursuing to strengthen the UN Human Rights...

  • Wales Office

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government when, and in what terms, they advised the Welsh Government about the public sector financial implications and accounting treatment of the Circuit of Wales project's...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they will review the rules relating to the lending and investment powers of the government of Wales; and whether HM Treasury intervened in relation to the Circuit...

  • Department for Education

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how they intend to ensure that their focus on equalities will continue in the period leading up to Brexit.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many free schools have closed, or are planning to close; and who bears the costs of any outstanding capital or revenue debts.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they are planning to extend the remit of the proposed public advocate in cases of public disaster to other areas of bereavement and its consequences.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether all government funded bodies are required to comply with the European Convention on Human Rights, and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether it is their policy to continue with the plans to address parental conflict in workless families set out in Improving Lives: Helping Workless...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the findings of Professor Tyler of Exeter University relating to transgender fish in rivers affected by residues of contraceptive pills, what action they...

  • Home Office

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to address the need for long-term support for victims of modern slavery in the UK, to assist in their recovery.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what priority they attach to reducing the increasing levels of knife crime; and when they intend to restore spending levels for youth services to assist local initiatives...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many EU nationals have been removed from the UK under Article 14(4)(b) of Directive 2004/38 because (1) they did not satisfy the work requirements, or (2) they...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is their action plan to tackle female genital mutilation; and what assessment they have made of the success of that plan to date.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether acid violence is a recognised term within the criminal justice system; and if so, what is its definition.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have held with police commissioners about the adequacy of available resources for those commissioners to fulfil their role and duties.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether the inquiry into, and report on, foreign funding and support for jihadi groups in the UK has been completed; if not, when it will be completed; how much it...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they intend the UK to be a party to the Prum Convention after leaving the EU.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 4 August 2014 (HL938), whether the file relating to Hilda Murrell referred to as being from 1993, and due for...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of Iraqi refugees that have fled Daesh in Syria who are now eligible for ressetlement under the Syrian Vulnerable Persons...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Williams of Trafford on extremism (HLWS40), whether they plan to share with other countries the internal review into...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they have made to ensure that the advice given by the newly established EU Exit business advisory group will be taken and acted upon.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they will reject any proposals to extend the negotiating period to leave the European Union beyond two years and whether they will use their best endeavours to...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they have evaluated the impact of Brexit on women; and if so, whether they will publish that evaluation.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many (1) legally qualified staff, and (2) staff without legal qualifications, now working in the Department for Exiting the European Union (a) have been transferred...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to seek early agreement on a transition period for Brexit.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what are the budgeted running costs of the Department for Exiting the European Union for 2017–18.

  • Department for International Trade

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many officials with substantial experience of international trade negotiations have been appointed to the Department for International Trade.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to ensure that trade negotiations with Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia are not adversely affected by the UK's negotiations for leaving the EU.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to arrange for duty-free entry into the UK of olive-oil and phosphates from Tunisia.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which the supply of weapons from the UK to Saudi-Arabia, some of which have been used in the Yemen, complies with the UK's...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether the Community Organisers programme is still in place; if so, (1) to which Government department or agency it is accountable, and (2) in which places it...

  • Department of Health

    • Religious Hatred: Islam

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of visits to hospital Accident and Emergency departments during 2015 resulted in admission to hospital.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to improve mental health services for young people.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether civil servants in the Department of Health are permitted to use the term “hard Brexit” in official briefing papers.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the age profile of mental health nurses employed by the NHS in England in each of the last ten years.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many people commenced treatment for hepatitis C in the financial year 2016–17 broken down by operational delivery network area.

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