Written answers

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Procurement

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

    • Department for Transport: Procurement

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

      Paddington Station: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what compensation arrangements are in place to support passengers affected by the recent closures at Paddington station.

      Paddington Station: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he plans to take to assess the resilience of Great Western Railway as a result of the recent closures of Paddington station.

      Department for Transport: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, 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...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that road accident and casualty statistics are published on time; and if he will make a statement.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the Government's policy is on reducing deaths and injuries to road users; and if he will adopt casualty reduction targets.

      Buses: Tyres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many accidents involving coaches or buses were caused by a defective tyre in each year since October 2012.

      Railway Stations: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of accessibility for disabled people on Transport for London stations; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what requirements he places in franchise agreements with train-operating companies for minimum staffing levels.

      Volkswagen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 27 March 2017 to Question 69282, what the number of (a) Audis, (b) SEATs, (c) Skodas, (d) commercial vehicles and (e)...

      Blackpool Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions officials of his Department have had with Balfour Beatty on proposals to sell Blackpool Airport.

      Railway Stations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to make an announcement on the successful bidders for funding under New Station Fund 2.

      A595: Grizebeck

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to open a consultation on improvements to the A595 near Grizebeck before the end of the current parliamentary session.

      Travel: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people with a Disabled Person's Freedom Pass in London are aged between 16 and 64; and how many people in London hold an Older Person's...

      A120: Roundabouts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the reasons are for the time taken to commence the construction of the new roundabout at the junction of Harwich Road and the A120 east of...

      Travel: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to remove the time limits on the use of the Disabled Person's Freedom Pass.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many petrol stations have received funding from the public purse for installing charging stations for electric vehicles.

      Aviation: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to engage with the airline industry on tackling problems caused by alcohol consumption on airplanes.

  • Home Office

    • Police: Welfare Assistance Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of police officers referred to the National Police Federation Welfare Support Programme in each...

    • Breathalysers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 16 December 2016 to Question 56787, whether the document issued in exercise of her powers under the Road...

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will assess the potential merits of people widowed to police officers prior to April 2015 being entitled to a widow's...

      Islamic State: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of UK citizens or residents who have fought alongside ISIS; and how many have now returned to the UK.

      Europol and Interpol: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what financial support the UK gave (a) Europol and (b) Interpol in 2016-17.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to lay regulations under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 relating to changes in asylum support and the role of local...

      Firearms: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials of her Department have had with the National Crime Agency and Regional Serious Crime...

      Maryam Rajavi

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is her policy to allow Maryam Rajavi into the UK.

      Central Motoring Police Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of the decision of West Mercia Police to withdraw from the Central Motorway Police Group on its...

      Immigration: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to paragraph 6 of her Department's policy paper Safeguarding the position of EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the...

      Bombings: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she plans to take as a result of the admission and apology by Mick Hayes in relation to the Birmingham pub bombing in 1974.

      Undocumented Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of the creation of the offence of illegal working on her Department's ability to (a) identify and...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the Government's policy is on safe injecting facilities.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 July 2017 to Question 3708, on the period of blanket residence permission outlined in paragraph 24 of her...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Red Tape Initiative

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

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many contracts put out to tender by (a) his Department and (b) former constituent Departments have been (i)...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of public procurement contracts (a) his Department and (b) former constituent Departments awarded...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many bids on average were received for each contract put out to tender by his Department and its previous...

      Sellafield: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what digital format (a) has previously been used and (b) is currently in use to store data on the Sellafield nuclear...

      Insolvency Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to further regulate the insolvency service.

      Low Pay: Sharing Economy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of workers being paid less than the national minimum wage in the gig economy.

      Modern Working Practices Review

      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; and when he will...

      Leave: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to bring forward proposals for three days of paid volunteering leave for employees.

      Conditions of Employment: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government plans to introduce legislative proposals to transpose EU labour law into UK primary legislation.

      Fracking: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to support the shale industry in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

      Tickets: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to publish updated guidance on sections 90 to 95 of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 on secondary ticketing.

      National Trading Standards Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what additional funding he has provided to the National Trading Standards Board to implement the recommendations of the...

      Gratuities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Answer of 20 December 2016 to Question 57781, when his Department plans to announce the outcome...

      Infrastructure: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what fiscal measures his Department is taking to support infrastructure projects in Suffolk.

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 11 July 2017 to Question 1354, on regulation, whether his policy on regulating over the...

      Zero Hours Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what safeguards his Department has put in place to protect people employed on zero-hours contracts from exploitation by...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what safeguards his Department has put in place to protect people employed on flexible contracts from exploitation by...

      Modern Working Practices Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Government plans to respond to each of the recommendations made by the Taylor Review of Modern Employment...

      Productivity: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to address the regional productivity gap in the North East.

      Merchant Shipping: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to update his Department's guidance on National Minimum Wage Enforcement for seafarers.

      Business: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights on (a) business...

      Business: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with (a) his Cabinet colleagues, (b) business leaders and (c) civil society organisations...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • South Sudan: Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on progress on the creation of the Hybrid Court in South Sudan.

    • Chevening: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what grant in aid was awarded to the trustees of Chevening in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which governing entity or entities the Government expects will take control of Raqqa after the removal of Daesh from that city;...

      British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies: Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether all Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies have central registers of beneficial ownership in operation; and what...

      Democracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which countries that are allies of the UK are not governed through some form of parliamentary democracy.

      1 Carlton Gardens: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the annual running costs of No. 1 Carlton Gardens were in each of the last seven years for which figures are available.

      Papua: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received on the alleged genocide in West Papua.

      Iraq: Foreign Relations

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

      Qatar: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last met his Qatari counterpart; and if he will make a statement.

      Diplomatic Service: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many Ambassadorial posts were vacant on 1 July 2017.

      Armenia and Azerbaijan: Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in (a) Armenia and (b) Azerbaijan on those states increasing their...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many responses from the Joint Incident Assessment Team to incidents in Yemen referred to it by the Government he has...

      Idil Eser

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to the Turkish Government on the detention of Idil Eser, the Director of Amnesty...

      Mexico: Foreign Relations

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

      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 and pursuant to the Answer of 11 July 2017 to Question 3308, on...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Procurement

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

    • Cabinet Office: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of public procurement contracts his Department awarded through framework agreements in each year since 2010.

      Iron and Steel: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Answer of 3 November 2016 to Question 50641, the Answers of 4 November 2016 to Questions 50626, 50627, 50632 and 50636, the...

      Crown Commercial Service: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many contracts put out to tender by the Crown Commercial Service have been (a) cancelled and (b) re-tendered in each year since 2010.

      Public Sector: Vale of Clwyd

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of people in Vale of Clwyd constituency worked in the public sector in each year for which data is available.

      Electoral Register: Vale of Clwyd

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many 18 to 25-year olds in Vale of Clwyd constituency were recorded (a) in the latest census estimate and (b) on the electoral register.

      Iron and Steel: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if the Government will develop a kite mark type certification system incorporating social and environmental standards for Government procurement of UK...

      Official Residences

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will provide a list of ministerial residences and their authorised occupants.

      Cabinet Office: Annual Reports

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to publish his Department's Annual Report and Accounts 2016-17.

      Chequers: Grants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what grant in aid was awarded to the trustees of Chequers in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      National Cyber Security Centre

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, in what ways the National Cyber Security Centre interacts with Government Departments; and whether that Centre meets regularly with those Departments.

      National Cyber Security Centre

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans the National Cyber Security Centre has to help universities (a) fight organised cyber-crime and (b) further prevent a cyber-attack.

      National Cyber Security Centre

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will ensure that regular reviews of the National Cyber Security Centre take place and the outcomes of those reviews are placed in the Library.

      Cybercrime: Third Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how the National Crime Agency, the National Cyber Security Centre and other relevant agencies are identifying and helping to address the cyber security...

      Electronic Voting

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will introduce a trial of electronic voting in a pilot area with a view to avoiding delays occurred by manual counting of ballot papers; and if...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of central Government purchasing has come from small and medium-sized enterprises in each of the last three years.

      Public Sector: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the effect of the delay to the release of the Government's race audit of public services on the annual update of that report.

      Self-employed: Wales

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of people were self-employed in (a) each parliamentary constituency and (b) local authority area of Wales in each year for...

  • Department for International Development

    • South Sudan: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that humanitarian assistance can be delivered effectively in South Sudan.

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department provides to projects intended to foster coexistence between Palestinians and Israelis.

      Parasitic Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress her Department has made on eliminating nematode infections in (a) Africa and (b) the rest of the world.

      International Citizen Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much statutory funding the International Citizen Service programme has received in each of the last five years.

      International Citizen Service: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many 18 to 25-year-olds took part in the International Citizens Service programme in each of the last five years.

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of increasing teachers' pay in line with inflation over the course of the current Parliament.

    • Teachers

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

      Department for Education: Equality

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

      Department for Education: Advertising

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

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children, by age, are home-schooled in each (a) local authority and (b) parliamentary constituency in each year since 2010; and if she will...

      Academies: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and which academies have closed in England since 2010.

      Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she has had with (a) cultural and (b) scientific institutions on the introduction of a new curriculum fund.

      Graduates: Average Earnings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department holds on the average salary for a graduate from a Russell group university.

      Graduates: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the proportion of jobs in the UK economy that will require a degree level education in the next 10 years.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teach second teachers there are in (a) England, (b) the South East and (c) Southampton.

      Graduates: Average Earnings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department holds on the average salary for a university graduate; and what that figure is for people who did not attend university.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children were in good or outstanding schools in (a) England, (b) the South East and (c) Southampton in each of the last seven years for which...

      Teachers: STEM Subjects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many STEM teachers there are in (a) England, (b) the South East and (c) Southampton.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teach first teachers there are in (a) England, (b) the South East and (c) Southampton.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the proposed school funding formula on the number of teaching posts in (a) Jarrow...

      Department for Education: Procurement

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

      Department for Education: Procurement

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

      Department for Education: Procurement

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

      Carers: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support through the NHS, social care and voluntary sector her Department provides for child and young person carers helping parents with chronic...

      Overseas Students: Fees and Charges and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the amount of student (a) fees not paid and (b) loans not repaid by foreign students from (a) EU and (b) non-EU countries was in each of the last...

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children were home-schooled in each (a) local authority and (b) parliamentary constituency by age for (i) the most recent period for which...

      Pupil Exclusions: Alternative Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children are registered in independent (a) enrolled and (b) offsite alternative education provided for excluded young people more than one...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of student loans have been repaid in full (a) since the new system was introduced and (b) from the establishment of the...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students were required to re-sit their (a) English and (b) mathematics GCSE exams in the latest academic year for which information is available.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much of the funding for new free schools and new selective schools allocated for future financial years will be made available to the Department...

      Higher Education: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment has been made of the effect of changes in immigration policy on levels of university recruitment.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 12 July 2017 to Question 3430, how much of the £100 million made available to create new childcare places has been...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she plans take between now and the August 2017 deadline for applications to promote the 30 free hours of childcare policy, encourage...

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children of each age were home-schooled in each local authority and parliamentary constituency in (a) 2009-10 and (b) the most recent year...

      Pre-school Education: Southwark

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding has been made available to the London Borough of Southwark for early years provision for three and four-year olds in each of the last...

      Pre-school Education: Southwark

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many council-maintained nursery places for three and four-year-olds there have been in the London Borough of Southwark in each of the last seven...

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many maintained nursery schools there were in (a) 2010 and (b) the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Apprentices: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her policy to introduce data collection that would allow people undertaking apprenticeships to declare a mental health problem.

      Teachers: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the retention rates are for teachers who qualified in each year from 2005 to 2010.

      Sixth Form Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much of her Department's budget for 16-to-19 education was not spent on education for that age group in each of the (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16 and...

      Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the (a) current annual budget is of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education and (b) the anticipated budget for the 2018-19...

      Nascot Lawn Respite Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of the closure of Nascot Lawn Health Centre on the provision of short break facilities in Hertfordshire for...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: Procurement

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

    • Ministry of Justice: Procurement

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

      Ministry of Justice: Procurement

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

      Ministry of Justice: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, 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...

      Berwyn Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he expects HM Prison Berwyn to be operating at full capacity.

      Berwyn Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that Category C male prisoners from North Wales are considered for transfer to HM Prison Berwyn.

      Prisons and Young Offender Institutions: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) psychiatrists and (b) psychologists are employed in prison and young offender institutions.

      Prisons: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of how many staff are employed in a 1,300-capacity category C prison (a) directly and (b) in the supply chain.

      Prisoners' Transfers: Offender Assessment System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners have been transferred between prisons who have (a) completed and (b) incomplete OASys in each year since 2010.

      Prisoners' Transfers: Offender Assessment System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if his Department will launch a review into the process of, and arrangement for, sentence planning to ensure that prisoners transferring from other...

      Prisons: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much has been spent on Offender Management Unit staff in each year since 2010.

      Prisons: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost was of contracts tendered out for prison maintenance by (a) prison and (b) private sector service provider in each year since 2010.

      Prisoners: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners (a) requested and (b) were granted access to laptop computer facilities in each year since 2010.

      Prisons: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisons have dedicated equalities departments.

      Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) capacity and (b) attendance was of the prisons education, learning and skills departments in each year since 2010.

      Sexual Offences: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many convicted sex offenders have (a) started and (b) completed the Sex Offender Treatment Programme; and of those offenders how many are (i) in...

      Sexual Offences: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted of sex offences in category (a) adult: violent/serious rape, sexual assault, (b) adult other: possession and...

      Segregation of Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisons undertook at least one segregation monitoring and review meeting in each year since 2010.

      Courts: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether a decision has been made on the future of Sunderland Court Estate.

      Courts: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will meet the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland and the hon. Member for Sunderland Central to discuss the future of the Sunderland Court Estate.

      Social Security Benefits: Wales

      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 South East Wales District in each...

      Immigration: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 11 July 2017 to Question 3597, whether people enforcing their rights (a) through the UK judicial system and (b) contained...

      Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many coroner's offices have been subject to mergers in each year since 2010.

      Courts: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent progress has been made on the court reform programme.

  • Prime Minister

    • Prime Minister: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Prime Minister, what the cost of hospitality provided to Paul Dacre was at 10 Downing Street on 24 October 2016.

    • Ruth Davidson

      To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2017 to Question 1816, how many meetings of (a) her and (b) her predecessor's political cabinet Ruth Davidson MSP was invited to and...

      Andrew Davies

      To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2017 to Question 1788, how many meetings of (a) her and (b) her predecessor's political cabinet Andrew Davies AM was invited to and...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister, when she plans to reply to the letter, sent via email, from the hon. Member for West Bromwich East, of 12 June 2017, on the appointment of the right hon. Member for...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • South Sudan: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the armed forces are currently working in South Sudan; and what role those people are performing.

    • Iron and Steel: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that its prime contractors adhere to the Government's procurement practices and guidelines set out for the...

      Military Bases: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the mandated economic and social impact assessment will take place for (a) Imphal Barracks, (b) Towthorpe and (c) Queen Elizabeth Barracks; and...

      Ministry of Defence: CarillionAmey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference it the results of the UK Regular Armed Forces Continuous Attitudes Survey published on 25 May 2017, results showing changes in...

      Army: Job Satisfaction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the 2017 UK Regular Armed Forces Continuous Attitudes Survey Results 2017, published on 25 May 2017, what the reasons are for the fall...

      Military Bases: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to A Better Defence Estate, published in November 2017 and the proposed closure of Queen Elizabeth Barracks in Strensall and Imphal...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect of recent reserve centre closures on recruitment to the armed forces.

      Turkey: Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent meetings his Department has had with representatives from (a) BAE Systems and (b) Turkish Aerospace Industries on the development of the...

      Aircraft Carriers: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what funding has been (a) approved and (b) considered for the development of an additional unmanned air systems capability for the Queen Elizabeth class...

      Defence: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure UK manufacturers will be able to continue to engage with EU defence research and development programmes after the UK...

      Ministry of Defence: Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, 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.

      Logistic Commodities and Services: Donnington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects the Defence Fulfilment Centre in Donnington to be fully operational.

      Future Large Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to procure A400M aircraft for use by 47 Squadron RAF.

      Boeing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that Boeing maximises UK industrial workshare and employment during the delivery of platforms built by...

      Defence: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to reduce inflation in defence labour costs.

      Armed Forces: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what targets his Department has set for the recruitment of ethnic minorities into the armed forces.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK armed forces personnel are currently involved in training operations in support of aerial targeting procedures used by the airforces of...

      Low Flying: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 12 July 2017 to Question 3581, how much his Department has paid in compensation to complainants affected by low-flying...

      Falkland Islands: Air Routes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect that rerouting the South Atlantic air bridge has had on (a) treatment and (b) aeromedical evacuation of his...

      Middle East: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with his US counterpart on civilian deaths resulting from non-US-coalition air strikes in Iraq and Syria.

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 12 July 2017 to Question 3174, how many sonobuoys for use on P-8 aircraft will be delivered to the RAF through the US...

      Ministry of Defence: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 July 2017 to Question 2552, on Ministry of Defence: Private Sector, how many of the staff referred to in that Answer are...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Equality

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

    • Universal Credit: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the average length of telephone calls it receives from universal credit claimants in areas where the...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of (a) the cost-effectiveness and (b) resource efficiency of employment and support allowance claimants who have...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to (a) ensure that the outcome of assessments conducted by his Department on people seeking to claim employment and...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many 0345 telephone numbers his Department operates.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the (a) longest and (b) mean waiting times to his Department's (i) universal credit helpline and (ii)...

      Mortgages: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether it is the Government's policy that support for mortgage interest will become an interest-bearing loan secured against the mortgaged...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the new single financial guidance body will host a pensions dashboard.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average length of time was for calls to (a) the universal credit helpline and (b) his Department's 0345 phone lines in each of the...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the cost to claimants of an average length call to his Department's 0345 numbers.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Equality

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

      Means-tested Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what repayment support is given to claimants who take out a hardship payment.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Procurement

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

      Universal Credit: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the (a) number of telephone calls it receives from universal credit claimants and (b)...

      Poverty: Vale of Clwyd

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of children were living in poverty in Vale of Clwyd constituency in each year for which data is available.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Procurement

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

      Department for Work and Pensions: Procurement

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

      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...

      Self-employed: Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average weekly income was for self-employed people in real terms in (a) the UK and (b) Wales in each year for which figures are available.

      Social Security Benefits: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of the reduction in the benefit cap in November 2016 on the level of homelessness since that date.

      Jobcentres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has made an assessment of the effect of jobcentre and Jobcentre Plus closures on levels of employment.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has commissioned research into the effect of the roll-out of universal credit on levels of household debt.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) individuals and (b) households have received Universal Credit and then reverted back to legacy benefits or tax credits.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claims have been affected by errors resulting from the real-time information system.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make the universal credit helpline available free of charge, at least until roll-out is complete.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to ensure that everyone making a claim for universal credit is told that they can apply for an advance payment.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions he has had with Citizens Advice about universal credit claimants who (a) face excessive delays in their first payment...

      Employment: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what workplace guidance is available to employers on the use of discriminatory language towards people with a mental illness.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time is after an application is submitted for universal credit before the first payment is received.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect on the local economy of towns such as Merthyr Tydfil as a result of the proposed relocation of his...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what impact assessment he has made of the effect of the proposed relocation on the quality of life for his Department's staff who will be...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to publish his Department's equality impact assessment for his Department's estates consultation.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Beef: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he last discussed with his European counterparts imports of American beef containing artificial growth hormones.

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Procurement

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

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Procurement

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

      Agriculture: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it is the Government's policy to (a) maintain or (b) increase the proportion of UK agricultural funding allocated to...

      Tree Planting: Public Places

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many trees have been planted in public spaces in the last seven years.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to meet its air quality targets by supporting people from low-income backgrounds to buy...

      Poultry: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of duck welfare rules relating to commercial duck farms; and if he will...

      Beaches and Rivers: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many incidents of pollution of English watercourses have resulted in bathing restrictions being implemented on (a)...

      Rivers: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people or companies which have polluted English watercourses have done so on (a) two, (b) three, (c) four and (d)...

      Flood Control: Lytham St Annes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress the Environment Agency has made in upgrading water pumps at Dock Bridge pumping station in Lytham.

      Cuadrilla Resources: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many unannounced onsite inspections the Environment Agency has conducted at Cuadrilla Resources’ shale gas site at...

      Cuadrilla Resources: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many onsite inspections the Environment Agency has conducted at Cuadrilla Resources’ shale gas site at Preston New...

      Flood Control: Lytham St Annes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress the Environment Agency has made on dredging Liggard Brook to prevent flooding in Lytham.

      Fish: River Ribble

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of fish stocks in the River Ribble.

      Angling: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people have been prosecuted for angling illegally in Lancashire in each of the last five years.

      Migrant Workers: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on steps he is taking to protect the status of EU migrant workers.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Leasehold: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many times (a) he, (b) Ministers of his Department have met with the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership in the last two years.

    • Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what information he holds on the reason daily briefings were not produced by the Chief Executive of Kensington and Chelsea...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the terms of reference for the building safety review being conducted as a result of the Grenfell Tower...

      Buildings: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he was consulted on the terms of reference for the building safety review being carried out on multi-storey buildings...

      Insulation: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken to review the procurement guidance on external wall insulation and cladding systems and the...

      Grenfell Tower Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many members of staff from each contributing Department will form part of the team supporting the public inquiry into the...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will set out the criteria against which applications for additional funding from local authorities for work to address...

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Procurement

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

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Procurement

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

      Building Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many building control officers were employed in each local authority area in (a) 2010 and (b) the latest year for which...

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Procurement

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

      High Rise Flats: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on the number of residential tower blocks which are (a) currently being built and (b) due...

      Opportunity and Integration Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to respond to the Casey Review into opportunity and integration.

      Homelessness: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the change was in the proportion of homeless household (a) applications and (b) acceptances who were BAME over the last 10...

      Fire Prevention: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to include phenolic foam in fire safety tests of cladding and insulation materials being undertaken in...

      Insulation: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for local authorities being permitted to submit for testing at the building Research Establishment...

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on how many occasions his Department has answered that it will not be possible to answer a parliamentary written question...

      Fire and Rescue Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will publish allocations as part of the Local Government Settlement for the central grant for metropolitan and combined...

      Derelict Land: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions his Department has had with local authorities on the development of brownfield sites for housing in the West...

  • HM Treasury

    • Dorneywood: Grants

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what grant in aid was awarded to the trustees of Dorneywood in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

    • Consumer Price Index: Disposable Income

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the recent rise in the consumer price index on the level of household disposable income.

      Child Care Vouchers

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether it is the Government's policy that new claims for employer supported childcare vouchers will not be accepted from April 2018.

      Social Security Benefits: Children

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether it is the Government's policy that families with more than two children who make new claims for universal credit will no longer be able to claim...

      Double Taxation: Malawi

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects a new double taxation treaty with Malawi to be signed.

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans the Government has to remove the public sector pay cap during the course of the current Parliament.

      Public Expenditure: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 4 July 2017 to Question 1597, whether the Secretary of State for Scotland has made representations during those discussions for...

      TARGET System

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Bank of England’s trial to update the Real-Time Gross Settlement system by use of an...

      Taxation: Electronic Government

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Making Tax Digital programme, what advice and help the Government is providing to small and medium-sized businesses required to comply...

      Inflation: Low Incomes

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has commissioned research into the effect of inflation on low-income households.

      Mortgages: Repossession Orders

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of a rise in interest rates on mortgage repossessions.

      Public Expenditure: Wales

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what funds had been allocated to Wales up to 2020 before the decision for the UK to leave the EU was made.

      Taxation: Hearing Impairment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received from organisations representing sign-language interpreters for the deaf on the IR35 tax system.

      Bank Levy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the annual yield to the Exchequer of reversing the rate reduction of the Bank Levy introduced in 2015.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much HM Revenue and Customs has recovered from company liquidations caused by unpaid accelerated payment notice debts.

      Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the Soft Drinks Industry Levy to include milk-based products.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the potential savings to the public purse of reversing the decision to renew the UK nuclear deterrent over the next 30 years.

      Care Leavers: Working Tax Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many care leavers are in receipt of working tax credit.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many employers in the (a) shipping and (b) offshore energy industries are liable to pay the Apprenticeship Levy; and for what reasons companies in those...

      Non-domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the time taken by the Valuation Office Agency to process rateable value appeals.

      Corporation Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what effect the reduction in corporation tax rates has had on receipts from that tax.

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the tax revenue implications of the UK leaving the EU on trade (a) under WTO rules and (b) as part of the Single Market and...

      Corporation Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what effect the reduction in corporation tax rates has had on receipts from that tax.

      Loans: Cars

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for the wider economy of the trend in the take-up of personal contract purchase plans for cars.

      Public Sector Debt

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress is being made on reducing the deficit.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what estimate he has made of the length of discussions on the EU trade deal.

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 5 July 2017 to Question 2279, on immigration: EU nationals, what the Government's policy is on the status...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Procurement

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

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what proportion of procurement contracts were awarded through framework agreements by his Department since it was established.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many bids were on average received for each contract put out to tender by his Department since it was established.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 5 July 2017 to Question 2279, on immigration: EU nationals, whether the process will differ for people (a)...

      Economic Situation: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether his Department has undertaken an impact assessment into the effect that leaving the single market would have on the economy...

      Service Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of the effect on the UK’s (a) services and (b) digital sector in the event that the UK leaves the...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 11 July 2017 to Question 3597, on immigration, how individuals will be able to enforce within and outside...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 11 July 2017 to Question 3597, what form of dispute resolution body he envisages enforcing the rights in...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2017 to Question 1733, whether the exact reciprocal agreements to be reached through negotiations...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate he has made of the level of carbon emissions from his Department's estate since his Department's establishment.

    • Department for International Trade: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how much (a) his Department and (b) each of his Department's (i) non-departmental public bodies and (ii) executive agencies spent on...

      Department for International Trade: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many expert groups his Department has set up since its establishment; and what the areas of their expertise are.

      Department for International Trade: Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the cost of sickness pay to staff in his Department has been since it was established.

      Department for International Trade: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will list his Department's premises in the UK with more than 10 members of staff by nation and region.

      Department for International Trade: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many bids were on average received for each contract put out to tender by his Department since it was established.

      Department for International Trade: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how much was disbursed on advertising by (a) his Department and (b) each of its (i) non-departmental public bodies and (ii) executive...

      Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the total value of exports of goods and services was to (a) countries comprising the EU single market and (b) the rest of the world in...

      Department for International Trade: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many contracts put out to tender by his Department have been (a) cancelled and (b) re-tendered since his Department's creation.

      Department for International Trade: Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many trade delegates he has led since taking up his position; and to which countries he has led those delegates.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what red lines he is using in trade talks on (a) employment rights, (b) environmental protections, (c) consumer rights and (d) human rights.

      Trade Promotion: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans he has to promote the UK steel industry in future trade deal negotiations.

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will list the human rights priority countries that he or Ministers in his Department have visited over the last 12 months; what...

      Overseas Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights has informed his Department's policies on trade and investment with Saudi Arabia.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the (a) time taken and (b) costs paid by small businesses to access British Telecom ducts...

    • Culture: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether funding for the creative industries will remain at the same level as currently received from Creative Europe in the...

      Data Protection: Ethics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans her Department has to set up a Data Ethics Commission.

      Mayflower: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding has been allocated to the Mayflower 400 year anniversary celebrations in (a) 2017, (b) 2018, (c) 2019, (d)...

      Digital Technology: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many of the companies represented on the Government's Digital Economy Council are headquartered in (a) Newcastle, (b) the...

      Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to ensure that the Digital Economy Council is representative of the digital sector in all regions of...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Palace of Westminster: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what estimate it has made of the cost of a change in the timetable for a decision on the...

    • House of Commons: Cybercrime

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the source of recent cyber attacks on the House has been identified; and what...

  • Department of Health

    • Social Services: Southampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many elderly people Southampton City Council supports with adult social care.

    • Department of Health: Procurement

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

      Department of Health: Procurement

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

      Department of Health: Procurement

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

      Down's Syndrome: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when non-invasive prenatal testing for Down's syndrome as recommended by the National Screening Committee in November 2016 will be made available through...

      Alcoholism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress his Department has made on developing a national strategy for children of alcoholics.

      Nurses: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to improve the recruitment and retention of nurses.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what financial support is offered to nursing students.

      Nurses: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses from (a) EU, (b) non-EU and (c) commonwealth countries are employed by the NHS; and how those numbers have changed in the last seven years.

      Southampton General Hospital: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses joined the workforce at Southampton General Hospital in the last 12 months.

      Blood: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what changes have been made to the monitoring guidance on safety of (a) domestic and (b) imported blood products in each year since guidance was introduced.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have died as a result of contaminated blood products in each Parliamentary constituency in each of the last 30 years.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department plans to hold a public inquiry into contaminated blood products.

      Hospitals: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support his Department gives to NHS trusts and hospitals to improve the recruitment and retention of (a) maternity unit, (b) paediatric unit and (c)...

      Irritable Bowel Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many irritable bowel disease specialist nurses have been employed by the NHS in England in each of the last five years.

      Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government has taken to ensure that women resident in Northern Ireland seeking an abortion in mainland Britain are made aware of the risks...

      Batten Disease: Brineura

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the estimated average annual cost is to the NHS of providing Brineura (Cerliponase Alfa) to someone with the CLN2 variant of Batten Disease.

      Fast Food: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on limiting the number of adverts aimed at children which...

      Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many abortions on the grounds of disability were carried out on women resident in Northern Ireland in 2016.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what meetings (a) he, (b) Ministers of his Department and (c) officials of his Department have had with counterparts in the Welsh Government on the terms...

      Department of Health: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the value-for-money framework which his Department applies to all non private finance 2 and private finance 1 projects.

      Nurses: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the reasons for Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust reporting that the Trust has been unable to fill 560...

      Nurses: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the relative cost of housing compared with wages in (a) Oxford and (b) Oxfordshire on the ability of Oxford...

      Nurses: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on the effect of the UK leaving the EU on that Trust's ability...

      Mental Health: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department in taking to improve mental health literacy among children and young people.

      Mental Illness: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the funding per head for the treatment of mental illness has been for children and young people (a) under the age of 10, (b) aged from 10 to 25 and...

      Mental Illness: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people (a) under the age of 10, (b) aged from 10 to 25 and (c) aged over 25 have suffered from mental illness in the most recent year for which...

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of funding for research into HIV.

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of funding for research into heart disease.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to communicate the Chief Medical Officers' low-risk drinking guidelines to the public.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps heis taking to improve the outcomes for people with cancer; and if he will make a statement.

      Cancer: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support he is providing to charities which support people with cancer and their families; and if he will make a statement.

      Mental Illness: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including mental health conditions in the list of prescription charge exemptions; and if he will...

      NHS: Awards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total expenditure on the Clinical Excellence Awards was in 2015-16; and what the value was of such awards by (a) Employer Based Awards...

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to improve palliative care in the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

      Propranolol: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prescription items for Propranolol were issued in each year since 2010.

      General Practitioners: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GP vacancies there are in (a) England, (b) West Yorkshire and (c) North Kirklees.

      Crimes of Violence: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on meeting priority 22 of the Ending Violence against Women and Girls Strategy 2016-2020, published in March 2016.

      Locums: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total spending on locum doctors in accident and emergency departments, by NHS trust, was in each of the last seven years.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Minister for Women and Equalities: Equality

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

    • Minister for Women and Equalities: Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, 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...

      Equality Act 2010

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent assessment she has made of the sustainability of the definition of a long-term condition in the Equality Act 2010.

      Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether the decision to abolish the role of disability commissioner was taken outside of a Equality and Human Rights Commission Board meeting; and...

  • Department for Transport

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to encourage the introduction of charges in Clean Air Zones, with a view to discouraging the use of diesel cars in those zones.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they have made an assessment of the potential impact of a diesel scrappage scheme on reducing levels of outdoor air pollution.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 28 June (HL8), on what basis Network Rail has decided that the scheme to double the track between Tisbury and...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to review section 10 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, to include fire safety in the list of factors which determine whether a house is...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to review the Housing Act 2004 housing health and safety rating system, in particular the hazards classified under category 1 (damp and mould growth)...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cumulative effects of the one per cent reductions in social housing rents instituted under the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they regard the technology and payments company Worldpay to be a strategic national asset, and whether it intends to intervene to order a review of the proposed...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the government of North Korea's claim to have tested a long-range intercontinental missile.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the government of Tajikistan’s commitment to freedom of religion of belief following the decision by the State Committee for...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is the gender composition of the team negotiating Brexit; and what is the level of seniority of women in that team.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many staff were employed by, or seconded to, the Department for Exiting the European Union on 1 July.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • RAF Northolt

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the safety standards for refrigeration units and tumble dryers in the light of the number of fires caused by such machines in...

  • Department for International Development

    • Pupils: Mental Health

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the UK funding available to support refugee children in state schools in Jordan and Lebanon can also be made available to voluntary organisations for...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, in the light of findings published by CAFOD in its report UK support for energy in developing countries that between 2009 and 2013 43 per cent of UK spending in the...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of living conditions in the Gaza strip; and whether they are planning to send a team to investigate and report back.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of Iraqis that have fled Daesh in Iraq who are now refugees in countries bordering Syria.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any representations to the UNHCR concerning that agency's understanding of vulnerability, with a view to redefining that definition to...

  • Department for Education

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what advice they, or their agencies, give to universities on the appropriate fee level to set in respect of undergraduate courses.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the new school funding formula for each school in the city of Manchester.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether the Government Equalities Office’s Body Confidence Campaign has undertaken any activities since its 2015 progress report; and whether any future activities...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that each school in the UK employs a member of staff with specific experience to address mental health issues.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to preserve, maintain and develop free schools

  • Ministry of Justice

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government during the last 12 months, how many prisoners sentenced to an indeterminate sentence of Imprisonment for Public Protection were (1) offered places on a training...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to strengthen UN peacekeeping, including support for the rapid response capacity; and what role they envisage for the Royal Marines and SAS in...

    • *No heading*

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

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any assessment of (1) the environmental impact, and (2) the impact on noise pollution of, raising of the cap on flights each year at RAF Northolt...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether there is to be an increase in flights from 3,810 military flights in 2016 to 10,610 commercial civil flights at RAF Northolt; and what assessment they have made...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what response they have given to regional airlines, such as Flybe, which have been lobbying for RAF Northolt to be opened up to scheduled commercial flights.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether their procedure for changing the flight capacity, commencing building works or runway renovations at RAF Northolt involves consulting local residents who would be...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the conclusions of the 2013 interim Davies Commission report with regard to RAF Northolt, which did not include significantly increased...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost of introducing a double lock on Pension Credit uprating from 2018–19 onwards, uprating pensions by the highest of the...

    • *No heading*

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

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to support boxers and footballers with dementia pugilistica who currently rely on financial assistance from various charities.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether the Health and Safety Executive will send a representative to the International Aircraft Cabin Air Conference at Imperial College, London in September; and if...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • *No heading*

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

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many Fishery Protection ships are patrolling UK waters at any one time; and what is the total number in the squadron.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefits, costs and risks of instituting an exclusive economic zone around the UK.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage and support the planting of, and care for, trees in our towns and cities, given the role played by urban trees in controlling air pollution.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to prevent the curlew from becoming extinct since that bird was added to the Birds of Conservation Concern 4: the Red...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, in the light of their decision unilaterally to withdraw from the London Fisheries Convention, what assessment they have made of the risk that other EU member states may...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, in the light of their decision unilaterally to withdraw from the London Fisheries Convention, what is their negotiating position on the right of other states to fish in...

  • Home Office

    • Teodorin Obiang

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, for each local authority in England and Wales, what is the total number of Eritrean residents who have been listed on successful asylum applications by...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what support they have offered to the French authorities in their action against Teodorin Obiang, Vice-President of Equatorial Guinea, in relation to allegations of...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government when will the triennial Review of the Security Industry Authority, carried out by Tony Regan and launched on 14 July 2015, and its recommendations, be published.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what action have they taken since the fire at Grenfell Tower to ensure that landlords who have obligations under Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 are meeting...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, in the light of (1) the clearing of Leigh Day and three of its solicitors of all allegations of professional misconduct, and (2) reports of further allegations by a...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, in the light of figures released by the MPS showing an increase in the number of acid attacks in London from 261 in 2015 to 454 in 2016, what action they are taking to...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Williams of Trafford on extremism (HLWS40), with how many countries the UK will be raising specific evidence-based...

  • HM Treasury

  • Cabinet Office

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, in the light of their commitment to a more outward-looking Global Britain, what steps they are taking to ensure that Government departments refrain from...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether there has been any review of the lessons learnt from the Iraq Inquiry; and if so, when they intend to publish that review.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many representatives of Kensington and Chelsea Council have attended courses at the Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College at Easingwood in the last ten years; and...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government which companies are currently contracted to provide outsourced services by each Government department and to state, for each company listed, (1) the country in which the...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many deaths have occurred as a result of ectopic pregnancies in each of the last 10 years, broken down by NHS regions in England.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to give UK citizens living abroad the right to vote in UK elections beyond the current 15 year time limit.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 11 July (HL 291), why changing the system of courtesy titles for (1) the spouses of women members, and (2) the...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made on the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DDCMS) review relating to the funding of S4C; for how long the funding commitment...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they propose to nominate new members to the S4C authority to fill current and impending vacancies.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the approach made by S4C for its remit to be broadened to enable it to extend its activities on digital media platforms.

  • Department of Health

    • S4C

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total cost to the NHS of insurance premiums for clinical negligence; which Foundation Trust pays the highest amount as a percentage of its...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce in England legislation analogous to the Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act 2016 to make provision for safe nurse staffing levels in...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many hospital admissions for acute anxiety have been recorded in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many diagnoses of HIV were made as a result of the admission of a patient to a hospital accident and emergency department in each of the last five for which...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing for persons whose condition has been described as foetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the statement in the Queen's Speech that they will ensure that mental health is prioritised in the National Health Service, what steps they are taking to...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how they intend to address findings from the Health Foundation that in the past three years the NHS has failed to meet its target for ambulance response times for those...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendation from the charity Rethink Mental Illness in their Manifesto 2017, that Her Majesty’s Government should...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how much was spent by the NHS on commissioning treatments for hepatitis C in the financial year 2016–17.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they are planning to widen access to specialist care for the 2,500 young people each year who are diagnosed with cancer, in the light of the estimate by the...

      *No heading*

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

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