Written answers

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Buses: Tyres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many public service vehicles inspected by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency were identified as having tyres that exceed the 10-year age...

    • Buses: Tyres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2017 to Question 1855, how many inspections into the age of public service vehicle tyres were carried out by the...

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the effect of parked cars obstructing pavements on the safety of visually impaired and blind pedestrians.

      Department for Transport: Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, 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.

  • Home Office

    • Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to increase the levy on firms employing migrant workers.

    • Home Office: Procurement

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

      Fire and Rescue Services: Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with fire service representatives on the adequacy of firefighters' equipment when responding to large-scale fires.

      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 spend on the construction of masts...

      Airwave Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding her Department is allocating to each police service for the airwave replacement programme.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what targets she has set for local police forces to tackle cybercrime; and how work to meet those targets will be funded.

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the evaluation of the pilot for a new national referral mechanism to identify and support victims of modern slavery will be published.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with disability groups on the effect of proposals for settled status on EU citizens in the caring professions...

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 13 March 2017 to Question 3658, how many requests for special grants from which police forces HM...

      Police: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that all on-duty uniformed and armed officers wear body-worn cameras.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Product Recalls and Safety Working Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Answer of 24 April 2017 to Question 70328, when he plans to publish his Department's response to...

    • Products: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish his Department's working group report on product safety.

      High Rise Flats: Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the merits of introducing white goods safety checks in tower blocks in response to the...

      Product Recalls and Safety Working Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Working Group on Product Recalls and Safety will publish its report.

      Tumble Dryers: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with Whirlpool on the safety of tumble dryers; and if he will make a statement.

      High Rise Flats: Domestic Appliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his policy is on the provision of safety tests for white goods which are located in tower blocks.

      Domestic Appliances: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make a statement on how best to ensure that fridge freezers and other white goods are safe for use.

      Consumers: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to improve and strengthen the UK product recall system to ensure it is focused on public safety.

      Business: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of support available for businesses which are developing new ideas...

      Insulation: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the safety implications...

      Living Wage: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to make the national living wage available to those aged 18 to 24.

      Subsidies: Solar Power

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

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to invest in solar energy over the course of the current Parliament.

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to reduce dependence on non-renewable sources of energy.

      Gratuities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish his response to the results of his Department's consultation on tips, gratuities, service and...

      Telephone Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress he has made on the planned review of the implementation of the Consumer Contracts (Information,...

      Products: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2017 to Question 1324, when he plans to publish the answer referred to.

      Motor Vehicles: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what action the Government plans to take to regulate the collection of data from internet-connected vehicles.

      Energy: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 12 July 2017 to Question 3324, on energy: small businesses, how many businesses have switched...

      Business: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 12 July 2017 to Question 3326, what steps he plans to take to ensure accurate reporting by...

      Energy: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 12 July 2017 to Question 3324, on energy: small businesses, what assessment he has made of...

      Business: Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 11 July 2017 to Question 3183, which local authorities are using the powers in the Bus...

      Self-employed: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2017 to Question 3182, what estimate he has made of the number of start-up loans paid...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Scholarships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which scholarship programmes his Department funded, part-funded or otherwise supported in each of the last 10 years; what the...

    • Taiwan: World Health Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the World Health Organisation to enable Taiwan to regain observer status.

      Kashmir: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his foreign counterparts in the Kashmir region on stability in Kashmir; and if he will make a...

      Russia: Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Russian counterpart on that country increasing its funding contribution to the...

      Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much funding the Government has provided to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe in each of the last 10...

      Tunisia: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his US counterpart on the US State Department’s planned financial reductions...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will support adoption of UN sanctions against those who impede implementation of the 31 December agreement on the...

      Saudi Arabia: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Saudi Arabian counterpart on that country's use of the death penalty.

      Israeli Settlements: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when his Department last updated its guidance for UK companies who want to trade with illegal settlements in the Palestinian...

      Montserrat: Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with representatives of the Montserrat Government on a public register of beneficial ownership; and...

      Turkey: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of whether Turkey is meeting its international human rights obligations.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what regional impact assessments his Department has conducted to measure the economic consequences of the Government’s model...

    • Nuclear Power: International Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of the costs of setting up an alternative judicial structure in place of the European Court of Justice to...

      Customs Officers: EU Countries

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

      Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 4 July 2017 to Question 2771, if he will publish a list of the groups and organisations his Department is...

  • Department for International Development

    • Green Climate Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her Department’s contribution has been to the Green Climate Fund in each of the last four years.

    • Green Climate Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the total global contribution to the Green Climate Fund has been in each of the last four years.

  • Department for Education

    • Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will consider setting a lower interest rate for student loans.

    • Primary Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what level of Key Stage 2 attainment has been achieved by pupils permanently excluded from state funded mainstream secondary schools in the academic...

      Johnson Kane

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department holds on Johnson Kane.

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when her Department plans to publish the careers strategy.

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the fall in the number of (a) overall applications, (b) mature student applications and (c) EU student applications to...

      Apprentices: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people with a (a) learning difficulty and (b) disability completed apprenticeships in 2015-16.

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of the (a) increase in tuition fees, (b) abolition of maintenance grants, (c) abolition of nurses'...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she plans to take to ensure large employers ring-fence apprenticeship levy funding to be used for apprenticeship starts for 16-to-18 year-olds.

      Further Education: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she expects the recommendations of the Lancashire (Coastal) FE Area Review to be published.

      Sixth Form Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 30 June 2017 to Question 1097, how much funding was allocated to 16-to-19 education in (a) 2014-15 and (b) 2015-16.

      Open University: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has had any discussions with the Open University on its use of a restricted countries list in its application process.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff have been employed in Offender Management Units in each prison in each year since 2010.

    • Prisons: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if his Department will launch a review into the contractual agreements of private sector service providers for maintenance work in prisons.

      Sexual Offences: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken to create a new scheme to rehabilitate offenders since the halt of the Sex Offender Treatment Programme.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which prisons operate a personal officer programme.

      Prisons: Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) disturbances, (b) riots, (c) attempted escapes and (d) successful escapes there have been from Category C prisons in the last (i) 12...

      Prisons: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to restrict drone access over prisons; and if he will make a statement.

      Gender Recognition: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans his Department has to review policies regarding the retention of documents relating to applications made under the Gender Recognition Act 2004.

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government is taking to bring about the release of prisoners subject to a sentence of imprisonment for public protection who have served...

      Ministry of Justice: Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, 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.

  • Prime Minister

    • Candidates: Harassment

      To ask the Prime Minister, what steps she plans to take to tackle abuse of electoral candidates; what plans she has to investigate past instances of such abuse; and which Ministers will be...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Pay

      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 discussions he has had with...

    • Armed Forces: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to upgrade and improve the accommodation for service personnel and their families at Weeton Army Camp.

      Ministry of Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which of his Department's programmes procurement contracts have been agreed between his Department and overseas suppliers for work related to the (a)...

      Submarine Delivery Body: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people are employed by his Department's Submarine Delivery Authority; and what the value is of that body's total employment expenditure.

      Type 25 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to announce the names of the new Type 25 Frigates.

      Cyprus: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what area of invasive Australian acacia tree has been removed from his Department's land, the Cape Pyla, in the Cyprus sovereign base area of Dhekelia...

      Falkland Islands: Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of his Department's ability to reinforce the Falkland Islands in an emergency after the rerouting of the South Atlantic air...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of new universal credit claims were processed and paid within six weeks in the last six months.

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department takes to verify the name, address, personal and financial circumstances of new universal credit claimants applying...

      Local Housing Allowance: Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether it is the Government’s policy to continue with plans to cap housing benefit for supported housing tenants at the local housing...

      Rented Housing: Carbon Monoxide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of landlords’ gas safety checks in respect of carbon monoxide; and whether such checks...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Mass Media

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

      Pensions: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate he has made of the number of young people who are saving for a pension.

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many companies are registered as disability confident.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with the Child Maintenance Service on the methods that it uses to ensure that payments are made.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Child Maintenance Service requiring victims of domestic violence to give their bank details...

      Lone Parents: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families in Scotland are lone parent families with one or more children under the age of two and subject to the benefit cap.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of the benefit cap on food insecurity.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much money his Department has spent on legal fees in the last 12 months.

      Social Security Benefits: Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an estimate of the number of benefit claimants subject to the household benefit cap who are public sector workers subject to...

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with the Trussell Trust on recent trends in demand for foodbanks in areas where universal credit (a) has and (b)...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of universal credit applicants wait more than (a) six and (b) 10 weeks after making their claim before they receive any income.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department has taken to improve the accuracy of the real time information it receives from HM Revenue and Customs to calculate...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his Department's policy to make no further cuts to disability benefits in the current Parliament.

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information his Department has on the number and proportion of children living in poverty in Blaenau Gwent in each year for which data is...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 July 2017 to Question 3252, how much his Department has spent (a) sanctioning and (b) monitoring benefit...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Beef: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it is his policy to ban the importation of American beef containing artificial growth hormones after the UK leaves...

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Procurement

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

      Fisheries: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect on the fisheries sector of the UK leaving the EU without agreeing a...

      Rivers: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many recordable pollution incidents there were for English waterways in each year for which information is available;...

      Microplastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish the response to his Department’s consultation Proposals to ban the use of plastic microbeads...

      Cuadrilla Resources: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment the Environment Agency has made of the environmental effect of Cuadrilla Resources’ shale gas...

      Construction: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the level of pollution produced by equipment and vehicles operating on building sites in town...

      Public Transport: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the level of pollution produced by public service vehicles, including diesel trains; and what...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether an emergency disaster plan was implemented by Kensington and Chelsea Council on the night of 13 June 2017 at Grenfell Tower.

    • Fire Prevention: High Rise Flats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the findings of fire-safety checks carried out in high-rise residential blocks.

      Fire Prevention: Government Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the oral contribution of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on 26 June 2017, column...

      Social Rented Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his advice to councils and housing associations which are responsible for properties that have exterior cladding that...

      Building Regulations: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to his oral contribution of 3 July 2017, Official Report, column 920, what guidance has been provided by the...

      Buildings: Fire Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2017 to Question 371, whether there is a requirement to remove polystyrene ceiling tiles from...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to respond to representations received for the consultation on the housing white paper which closed on 2 May 2017.

      Landlords

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the contribution of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon of 23 March 2015 to proceedings on the Selective Licensing of...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many meetings his Department has had with representatives of house building companies on the introduction of fire...

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the proportion of leasehold properties affected by contracts specifying the periodic doubling of...

      Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the proportion of help to buy properties which are (a) leasehold and (b) freehold.

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many planning appeals have been made on affordable housing allocations in each of the last 10 years for which figures are...

      Fires: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with Ministers in the devolved administrations on fire safety.

      Building Regulations: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2017 to Question 750, on building regulations: fires, to what extent the findings of the...

      Fire and Rescue Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the per capita funding was to each (a) combined and (b) local authority fire authority; and whether such funding to local...

      Coastal Communities Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to introduce a fifth round of the Coastal Communities Fund.

      Housing: Isle of Wight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the level of New Homes Bonus payments made to Isle of Wight Council in each of the last four years were; and what the...

      Multiple Occupation: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the number and proportion of houses of multiple occupation which were (a) registered and (b) not registered in each local...

      Multiple Occupation: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 5 July 2017 to Question 840, on multiple occupation: licensing, which local authorities have accessed...

      Building Regulations: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he expects to commence the review of Approved Document B.

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will rank each English local authority by the change in the number of social housing units in ach such local authority...

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many public engagements for which a media calling notice was issued were attended by a departmental Minister in each of the...

      Housing: Derelict Land

      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 England.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, 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.

    • Fisheries: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what his policy is on fishing rights in UK waters around Scotland after the UK leaves the EU.

      Urban Areas: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what progress is being made on the Government's negotiations with the Scottish Government and local partners on delivering the next phase of City Deals...

  • HM Treasury

    • Tax Collection: Underpayments

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue has been collected by HM Revenue and Customs every year since 2010 from (a) underpayment and (b) previously undeclared income.

    • Tax Evasion: Prosecutions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have been prosecuted for crimes related to tax evasion in each year since 2010.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on forecasted funding for public services in the UK in the event that the UK leaves the EU and operates...

      Minimum Wage: Wales

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many companies in Wales are known to have paid employees less than the minimum wage in each year for which figures are available; and if he will list...

      Treasury: Sick Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost of sickness pay to staff in his Department was in the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Treasury: Official Hospitality

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many receptions he has hosted for representations of the print and broadcast media in the last year; how many people attended those receptions; and what...

      Treasury: Consultants

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much (a) his Department and (b) each (i) non-departmental public body and (ii) executive agency for which his Department is responsible spent on...

      Apprentices: Penistone and Stocksbridge

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of employers in Penistone and Stocksbridge constituency that will not be required to pay the apprenticeship levy.

      Treasury: Buildings

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list all of his Department's premises in the UK by region and nation which have over 10 personnel.

      Financial Services: Refugees

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to improve the financial inclusion of refugees in the UK.

      Revenue and Customs: Edinburgh

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which documents relating to the HM Revenue and Customs lease for its Waverley Gate premises in Edinburgh were signed during the purdah period before the...

      Revenue and Customs: Staff

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many face-to-care visits were undertaken by Needs Extra Support advisers in HM Revenue and Customs in each tax year since 2013-14.

      Revenue and Customs: Finance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of whether HM Revenue and Customs' Customer Compliance Group will overspend its budget for 2017-18.

      Revenue and Customs: Staff

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many Needs Extra Support advisers have been working in HM Revenue and Customs in each tax year since 2013-14.

      Television: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many companies received high-end TV tax relief in (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16 and (c) 2016-17.

      Capital Gains Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people received capital gains tax exemption on the disposal of their only or main residence in (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16 and (c) 2016-17.

      Patents: Corporation Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people received corporation tax relief on patent boxes in (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16 and (c) 2016-17.

      Museums and Galleries: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to extend museums and galleries tax relief to permanent exhibitions.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Democratic Unionist Party: Meetings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 5 July 2017 to Question 1977, on Democratic Unionist Party, whether meetings between the Conservative Party and the...

    • Iron and Steel: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the effect on the amount of British steel used in UK procurement projects of introducing compulsory disclosure of...

      Cabinet Office: Procurement

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

      Election Offences

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department plans to provide to the Minister tasked with taking forward the Government’s investigation into the abuse of electoral...

      Democratic Unionist Party

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2017 to Question 2657, on the Democratic Unionist Party, if he will publish the names of those hon. Members who attend...

      Zero Hours Contracts: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what information his Department holds on the number of 18 to 25-year olds who are on zero-hours contracts.

      Cabinet Office: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff in his Department have responsibilities relating to the UK leaving the EU.

      Childcare Implementation Taskforce

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many times the childcare implementation taskforce has met since its establishment; what were the dates on which it met; and who attended each meeting.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Service Industries: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the Prime Minister’s statement of 10 July 2017, Official Report, column 26, on the G20 summit, what rule changes he...

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many new international trade agreements the Government has concluded since 1 January 2017.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the timetable is for the consultation on amending the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation 2003 to introduce...

    • Data Protection: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the UK operating only as a member of the WTO on the UK’s...

      Social Media: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she plans to introduce regulation of access to social media by children.

      Candidates: Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department plans to provide to the Minister tasked with taking forward the Government’s investigation into...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many public engagements for which a media calling notice was issued were attended by a departmental Minister in each of...

      Codes of Practice: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she plans to include measures to tackle (a) hate conduct and (b) extremist content in the code of practice for...

      Electronic Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the Government's policy is on whether a person should be permitted to monitor a digital device registered to a person...

      Electronic Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the Government's policy is on whether a person should be permitted to monitor a digital device for the purposes of...

      Channel Four

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans to publish the outcome of the consultation Increasing the Regional Impact of Channel 4.

      Motor Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the British Racing Drivers' Club on the continuation of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix.

      Big Lottery Fund: Newcastle upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has had discussions with the Big Lottery on jobs and staffing levels at its Newcastle site.

      Museums and Galleries: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the extension of museums and galleries tax relief to...

  • Wales Office

    • Domestic Visits: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, which parliamentary constituencies in Wales he has visited in each month since June 2016.

  • Leader of the House

    • Sinn Fein: Finance

      To ask the Leader of the House, pursuant to the Answer of 11 July 2017 to Question 2658, on Sinn Fein: finance, if she will publish how much of representative money will be paid to hon. Members...

  • Department of Health

    • Donors: Organs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2017 to Question 1450, what the consent and authorisation rate was in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d)...

    • Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2017 to Question 1450, what the total cost of the UK Taking Organ Transplantation to 2020 Strategy has been to date.

      Royal Brompton Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proposals NHS England has made for the replacement of paediatric respiratory services currently provided at the Royal Brompton Hospital.

      Royal Brompton Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the clinical evidence basis is that patient services will be improved as a result of the proposed closure of congenital heart disease services at...

      Royal Brompton Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost of NHS England’s proposal to close congenital heart disease services at the Royal Brompton Hospital.

      Patients: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were issued with fines by the NHS Business Authority because those patients (a) were not entitled to free prescriptions and (b) did not...

      Public Expenditure: Department of Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on forecasted funding for his Department in the event that the UK leaves the EU and only operates as...

      Social Workers: Zero Hours Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to eliminate zero hour contracts for social care workers.

      Transvaginal Mesh Implants: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many transvaginal mesh implants were performed in each quarter from 1 January 2017 by (a) Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, (b) University Hospitals of...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Government plans to publish a response to the report Old Problems, New Solutions: Improving Acute Psychiatric Care for Adults in England,...

      Department of Health: Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, 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.

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total NHS pay bill has been in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      General Practitioners: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average length of time was for Primary Care Support England to process a change in circumstances notified by a GP in relation to its pension...

      Fast Food: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of junk food advertising on levels of obesity among children and young people.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on involving those affected by the contaminated blood scandal in the recently announced inquiry.

      Health Professions: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of the reasons why healthcare professionals who are nationals of other EU member states have left the employment of the NHS...

      Nurses

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

      Health Professions: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of (a) nurses, (b) junior doctors, (c) consultants, (d) midwives, (e) GPs and (f) allied health professionals are citizens of EU member...

      Defibrillators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to install defibrillators in all departmental and public buildings.

      Self-harm: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the number of patients aged between 11 and 18-years old who have been treated for non-fatal self-harm incidents...

      Terrorism: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what additional provision of mental health services his Department plans to provide to assist those affected by the Manchester Arena attack.

      Lung Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to share best practice in care for people with a lung condition.

      Lung Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to support research into lung disease.

      West Cumberland Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure adequacy funding for the final stage of construction of the West Cumberland Hospital.

      Mental Health Services: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time is from referral to the commencement of a talking therapy course in (a) the North West and (b) Bolton.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the blood contamination scandal, what the distinction is between (a) compassionate ex-gratia payments and (b) compensation.

      Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the NHS Couch to 5K running scheme on improving levels of physical activity.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time is for people with eating disorders to obtain medical treatment in (a) Southampton, (b) the South East and (c) England.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing service standards for adults suffering from eating disorders for (a) access to...

      Orthopaedics: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2017 to Question 3123, what information in any format his Department holds on the number of people in England who had...

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2017 to Question 1736, whether his Department holds any information on how much the NHS has paid private healthcare...

      Care Homes: Nottingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that older people can access high-quality residential care in Nottingham.

      Care Homes: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to tackle regional variations in the quality of residential care.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 5 July 2017 to Question 2280 on nurses: training, what estimate his Department has made of the number of additional nursing...

      Depressive Illnesses: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the number of women aged (a) 20 to 40, (b) 41 to 60 and (c) 61 or over diagnosed with (i) a nervous breakdown...

  • Department for Transport

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what meetings they have held with representatives of the insurance industry to address rises in car insurance policy premiums faced by drivers.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the expected reduction in maintenance and renewals towards the end of Control Period 5 on the UK railway network.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the National Infrastructure Pipeline's forecast of falls in demand of 15 per cent for track, signalling and consultancy works for the...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether the company listed as DfT OLR Holdings Ltd is a formal part of the Department of Transport and, if so, what is the role of that company and what is the role of...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they have had any approaches, either formal or informal, from the operator of the East Coast Mainline franchise about possible revision or renegotiation of the...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to esure that there are adequate air transport connections between major cities in the UK.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to increase the number of cyclists outside London.

  • Home Office

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many people, in each of the last five years, were granted indefinite leave to remain or the basis of long residence under Immigration Rule 276B which requires...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many people, in each of the last five years, were granted leave to remain on the grounds of private life in the UK under Immigration Rule 276ADE(1).

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government which local authorities have accepted refugees from Syria; and how many refugees have been taken in by each such local authority.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what proportion of those applying for settlement in the UK as refugees have been identified as economic migrants.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the forecast by Barclay's Analysts that the Hinckley Point nuclear power station project will suffer cost overruns of £4.5 billion and a...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether, in light of forecasts of sharply increased costs and delays to the Hinckley Point nuclear power station project, they will review their support for it and state...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking in response to the comments of Mr Juncker that the European Parliament was ridiculous.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision by the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation to ban the Jehovah's Witnesses on the grounds that the group is...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the situation facing Bahá'ís and other religious minorities in Yemen.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to improve diplomatic relations and trust between nuclear and non-nuclear weapons states, through participation in relevant negotiations...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what preparations they are making for their representation and participation at the 2018 UN High Level Conference on nuclear disarmament.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to support victim-centred accountability arrangements within the UN, to ensure that peace-keepers found guilty of sexual abuse are punished.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any representations to the government of Spain concerning judicial independence in Spain in relation to the rights of citizens in Catalonia,...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government in which cities within the EU, other than capital cities, UK consulates are located.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the recent statement by the government of the People's Republic of China that the Sino-British joint declaration no longer has any practical...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs has instructed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the People's Republic of China to seek an urgent meeting...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that (1) the principles of the Sino-British Joint Declaration, and (2) the Basic Law in Hong Kong, are upheld.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of the People's Republic of China to ensure that those pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong who are currently on...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the current implementation of the one country, two systems principle in Hong Kong, 20 years after the anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they remain fully committed to the Sino-British Joint Declaration; if so, what steps they will take to provide assurance of that commitment (1) within the UK, and...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what representations, if any, they are making to the Chief Executive of Hong Kong to take urgent steps to introduce universal suffrage in Hong Kong for the next...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the People's Republic of China regarding that government's recent decision to reinterpret the Basic Law and other...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether Russia has, in the past 12 months, further increased the area of Georgia which it controls; whether there are EU observers...

  • Department for Education

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Be Real Campaign’s research that 52 per cent of secondary school pupils regularly worry about their physical appearance; and...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • *No heading*

      The Senior Deputy Speaker what was the cost to the House of establishing the parliamentary television channel; and what are the annual costs to the House of maintaining the service.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Cinemas: Kensington

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action, if any, they plan to take to save and preserve the Kensington Odeon, maintain its classic art deco design, and reverse the impact of its closure...

    • Electoral Register: Armed Forces

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to introduce a new Electronic Communications Code.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they are considering a review of Carers Allowance to ensure that it is sufficient to meet the financial support needs of carers.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they continue to collect data against the family stability indicator measures, in particular (1) the percentage of all children who are not living with both their...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Soil: Research

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current health and status of earthworm populations in English arable soils, and based on research and surveys carried...

    • Soil: Research

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many soil research projects have been completed for which it has provided funding, and how the findings were translated into practical measures that...

      Public Libraries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what surveys of earthworm populations and diversity in arable soils in England have been carried out since 1996, and for each project what was the...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what discussions they had with the Government of Wales prior to the issuing of the statement by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on 2...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received from the government of Ireland concerning the UK's withdrawal from the London Fisheries Convention.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 31 October 2016 (HL2373) which stated that, since the last full review of Part B (Fire safety) of the...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 31 October (HL2374) that they have made no estimate of the economic and environmental costs of fires...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they have assessed the extent to which the Department for Communities and Local Government Approved Document B, which sets down the functional...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to audit the emergency plans of local authorities to ensure that they are up–to–date and robust.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the costs and benefits of implementing paragraphs 4A and 4B of Schedule 1 of the Building Act 1984, as amended by the Sustainable and...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what budgetary provision has been made for grants to Neighbourhood Forums in the year 2018–19, and what distribution mechanism will be used.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 20 March (HL 5929), (1) how many local authorities, through the Troubled Families Programme, have included...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what percentage of British armed forces posted abroad are on the electoral register.

  • HM Treasury

    • Surrogate Motherhood: Lone Parents

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the barriers to amending taxation requirements so that the permanent branding on corporate uniforms could be replaced with non-permanent branding.

  • Cabinet Office

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what guidance is given by HM Treasury to government departments, agencies and public bodies on the time by which those departments, agencies and bodies should pay the...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government when they intend to bring forward proposals to establish a Veterans Board in the Cabinet Office as outlined in their 2017 Manifesto.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to establish a register of research commissioned by Government departments.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the average time period within which invoices issued by small and medium-sized enterprises are paid by public sector bodies in England; and what...

  • Department for International Trade

    • *No heading*

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

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what are the budgeted running costs of the Department for International Trade for 2017–18.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what were the running costs for the Department for International Trade in 2016–17.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of elite trade negotiators needed to broker trade deals following Brexit; and how many have been recruited to date.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to recognise chess and bridge as sports for the purpose of applying for funds provided by national sports organisations.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what direct investment they made into library services in 2016–17.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what (1) research they have commissioned, and (2) consultation they have undertaken, in relation to the role of library services in a digital age.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote new approaches to library services; and what evidence they have of examples of innovative practice in this area in England.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what evidence they have of partnerships being created between library services and other local and public sector services.

  • Department of Health

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Health Foundation's recommendations in its Election Briefing: NHS and Social Care Funding, that (1) the level of NHS spending per...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 19 December 2016 (HL3794), and in the light of the Report on abortion statistics, England and Wales,...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government why data on the use of Guidance on Risk Assessment and Stroke Prevention for Atrial Fibrillation is no longer collected as part of the Medicines Optimisation Dashboard.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what proportion of GP surgeries use (1) the Guidance on Risk Assessment and Stroke Prevention for Atrial Fibrillation tool, and (2) other tools, to audit the management...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what proportion of patients diagnosed with atrial fibrillation are treated with (1) anticoagulant therapy, and (2) antiplatelet therapy, broken down by clinical...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to convert EU Regulation 178/2002 into UK law; and, if so, whether arrangements have been made to replace the European Food Safety Authority's role in...

      *No heading*

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

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government who were the experts the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence consulted in their recent review of Clinical Guideline CG 53 for chronic fatigue syndrome...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Nicola Blackwood MP on 8 March (HC66737) and by Philip Dunne MP on 27 June (HC510), whether a remedial order to allow single parents to...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of suicide among teenagers in the UK.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the chronic fatigue syndrome myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS) clinical services which were set up between 2004 and 2006; what...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to set up an independent review of ME/CFS services which includes an epidemiological study to establish the true incidence of ME/CFS in the...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many ectopic pregnancies have been treated in each of the last 10 years, broken down by NHS regions in England.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to prepare a strategy for prisoners with dementia; and if so, when it will be published.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they have abandoned the Health Premium approach to funding part of the public health responsibilities of local government; and if so, why.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how much funding was allocated in 2016–17 to treat alcohol addiction in prisons.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many individuals infected with blood contaminated by hepatitis C or HIV in the 1970s and 1980s remain alive.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how much the NHS pays for a one year supply of Apomorphine for a patient with Parkinson's Disease; how much they estimate it costs to manufacture a year's supply of that...

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