Written answers

Thursday, 20 July 2017

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

    • Elections: Fraud

      To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what steps the Committee is taking to tackle voter fraud.

  • Prime Minister

    • Prime Minister: Staff

      To ask the Prime Minister, how many foreign policy advisors in 10 Downing Street are not members of staff of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Industrial Diseases: Respiratory System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of people with occupational respiratory disease.

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Treforest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the transport infrastructure from Newport serving the potential site for his Department's hub...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Treforest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish the budget for (a) building, (b) designing and (c) purchasing land for his Department's potential new hub in Treforest.

      Industrial Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many workplace injuries where exposure to high temperatures was a contributory factor were reported to the Health and Safety Executive in...

      Personal Independence Payment: Blaenau Gwent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of constituents in Blaenau Gwent have had their personal independence payments overturned as a result of (a)...

      Disability Living Allowance: Blaenau Gwent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of constituents in Blaenau Gwent who were categorised as lifelong recipients of disability living allowance were...

      Universal Credit: Administrative Delays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to assist households facing financial difficulties as a result of errors or delays in the rollout of...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to assist households facing financial difficulties as a result of benefit sanctions.

      Social Security Benefits: Administrative Delays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to assist households facing financial difficulties as a result of the time taken to process social...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of employment and support allowance claimants in (a) the work-related activity group and (b) support group have a primary...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish the indicators for agreed outcomes for (a) personal independence payment health assessments and (b) work capability...

      Social Security Benefits: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications for (a) employment and support allowance payments and (b) personal independence payments were assessed from application...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of universal credit claimants have waited (a) six, (b) eight, (c) 10, (d) 12 and (e) longer than 12 weeks for an...

      Social Security Benefits: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the benefit cap on the health and well-being of children.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many health and disability assessment centres are not wheelchair-accessible.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of employment and support allowance claims were overturned at the mandatory reconsideration stage between (a) January and...

      Personal Independence Payment: Cardiff Central

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of constituents in Cardiff Central constituency who were categorised as lifelong recipients of disability living...

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what percentage of children living in poverty in Swansea East in each year for which data is available.

      Children: Poverty

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

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of children the Government classified as living in poverty in Wrexham in each of the last 10 years for which data...

      Children: Poverty

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

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to reform the work capability assessment.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department has taken to improve the accuracy of income data used in calculating awards of universal credit; and what estimate...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list (a) the qualification levels of assessors who undertake work capability assessments or personal independence payment health...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish (a) the value and duration of all contracts his Department holds with contractors for the delivery of work capability...

      Housing Benefit: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the number of exemptions made in respect to the exemption for care leavers up to the age of 22 for...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the number of exemptions which will be made in respect to the exemption for care leavers up to the...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish work carried out to assess the equality impact on staff working in Newport of transferring to a potential hub for his...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff in his Department have responsibilities relating to the UK leaving the EU.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration

      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...

    • Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish (a) the report of the evaluation of National Referral Mechanism pilots and (b) statutory guidance on victim...

      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 Immigration: EU nationals, how her Department will determine who is eligible for...

      Metropolitan Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 July 2017 to Question 2727, on what date the most recent assessment was conducted on the capacity of the...

      Greater Manchester Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 July 2017 to Question 2723, how many of the additional 41 armed response vehicles and around 650 armed officers...

      Criminal Investigation: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the Government's policy is on whether a person should be permitted to erase data remotely while a digital device is being examined by...

      Drugs: Decriminalisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what evidence in favour of decriminalisation she considered in drafting the Drug Strategy 2017.

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs's recommendation that the treatment services that are most...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding her Department has provided to (a) support the implementation of the Drug Strategy 2017 and (b) evaluate the effect of that...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will allocate additional funding to evaluate the effect of the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 on harm reduction.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether those who have paid for her Department's Priority Service and not received a response within the 60 days' time standard will (a) be...

      UK Border Force: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has undertaken an assessment of the effect of switching off the ATHENA border force software at the end of May 2016...

      UK Border Force: Handbooks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has a hard copy of the Professional Practice Manual to each Border Force operation site since it was introduced.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what consultation her Department has undertaken with councils and Police Service Northern Ireland to review the effects of legislation on...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make the note of proceedings in the Ministerial briefing on the Grenfell Tower fire in the Grand Committee Room on 15 June 2017...

      Avon Fire and Rescue Service: Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of reductions to the numbers of Primary Crewed Aerial Appliances in Avon Fire and...

      Home Office: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the most recent (a) guidance and (b) training was issued for UK Visas and Immigration caseworkers on using the Intelligence Management...

      Home Office: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken in response to the findings in the report from the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and...

      Immigration Controls: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress the Border Force and Immigration Enforcement have made on the implementation of the Deloitte review of intelligence...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Border Force category (a) A, (b) B and (c) C alerts were (i) issued and (ii) produced a successful outcome for maritime and air...

      Home Office: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure Border Force regions use the Intelligence Management System instead of local spreadsheets.

      UK Border Force: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) airports, (b) ports and (c) train terminals had a dedicated Border Force customs team to deal with freight in each year since 2010.

      UK Border Force: Handbooks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Border Force staff have accessed the Professional Practice Manual on her Department's intranet since it was introduced.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 on levels of use of legal highs.

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of powers available to the police to deal with illegal traveller encampments in...

      Forced Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many suspected cases of forced marriage have been investigated by the police in England in each year since 2010.

      Immobilisation of Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many tyre deflation systems for use against motorcycles are held by the Metropolitan Police.

      Stalking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to introduce a stalkers' register.

      Drugs: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will make an assessment of the potential implications for UK drugs policy of the Canadian Government's proposals to change...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will introduce a transparent system for monitoring her Department's performance on decision-making on applications for asylum support...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many EU nationals have been detained under Immigration Act powers in each of the last five years.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with university representative bodies on the effect of changes to immigration rules on students from the EU...

      Crime: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that Cheshire Police fully and accurately record crimes involving vulnerable victims; and if she will...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the letters of 5 July 2016, 19 July 2016, and 17 February 2017 from the hon. Member for Birmingham Northfield...

      Maryam Rajavi

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

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sports: Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many people were regularly participating in sporting activities in (a) North Swindon constituency, (b) England and (c) the...

    • Lotteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials of her Department have had with representatives from (i) Camelot, (ii)...

      Camelot Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the effect on funding for good causes of the strategic review announced by the...

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she expects to make a decision on prohibiting third-party betting on the outcome of non-UK EuroMillions before Camelot...

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made on the effect of non-UK EuroMillions draws on funds provided to good causes in the UK.

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many people received small lottery exemptions in (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16 and (c) 2016-17.

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what research her Department has (a) conducted and (b) commissioned on the social and economic effects of fixed-odds betting...

      Internet: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the policy of the Government is on the citizen's right to receive their browsing history as part of requests for data...

      Small Businesses: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 July 2017 to Question 1540, on small businesses: cybercrime, what steps the Government is taking...

      Broadband: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to expedite the roll-out of high speed broadband provision in rural areas of Northern Ireland.

      BBC: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has made to the BBC to ensure that the levels of pay awarded to its presenters are published before...

      Performing Arts: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will meet representatives of the performing arts industry to discuss the hiring of talent from local communities.

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the recent fine imposed on Facebook by the Italian regulators, what her Department's policy is on the...

      Performing Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she plans to take to ensure that the UK film and television industry maintains the right to contract freely on the...

      Ministry of Defence: Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what protocol or policies exist to regulate formal flag flying on her Department's sites (a) in Great Britain, (b) in Northern...

      Performing Arts: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of a new immigration visa system on non-UK EU creative freelancers working...

      Performing Arts: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with ministerial colleagues in the Department for Education on the provision of careers...

      Public Sector: Mutual Societies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 12 July 2017 to Question 3157, on public sector: mutual societies and social impact bonds, how many...

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what meetings she and Ministers of her Department have held with gambling companies, campaigners and charities on her...

      Channel Four Television: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 30 June 2017 to Question 609, on Channel Four Television: location, what account she will take of...

  • Department of Health

    • Primodos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimate he has made of the number of people who were affected by the hormone pregnancy testing drug Primodos.

    • Medical Treatments: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding is available for treatments which have been made available under the Early Access to Medicines Scheme after marketing authorisation but...

      Commissioning Support Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 7 March 2017 to Question 65785, on commissioning support units, if he will set out the timetable for a formal decision on...

      Baby Care Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what mechanisms are in place to ensure co-ordination of the work of the Neonatal Transformation Review and the proposed quality surveillance programme on...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to provide psychological assessment and mental health support to (a) emergency service personnel, (b) volunteers, (c)...

      Heart Diseases: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has received representations on the proposal to end surgical provision for congenital heart conditions in Greater Manchester and to refer...

      Colorectal Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the availability of bowel cancer screening for people under the age of 30.

      Food: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of updating UK law in line with EU food safety regulations in the period after the UK has left the EU.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on the potential link between alcohol and problem gambling; and what steps he is taking to tackle that link.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Addiction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been treated for alcohol addiction in each of the last three years.

      NHS: Fund Raising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many appeals for fundraising by the public have been supported by the NHS for (a) NHS equipment and (b) NHS services in the last three years.

      General Practitioners: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on GPs' budgets of changes in the discount rate used to calculate medical negligence claims; and if he...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) cost of appointments missed by children and young people accessing child and adolescent mental health...

      Cervical Cancer: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of funding for research into cervical cancer in the last five years.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what account he plans to take of public opinion in his policy decisions on the time limits on abortions; and if he will make a statement.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has commissioned on fetal pain in the last three years.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many abortions performed later than 24 weeks gestation received funding from the public purse in the 2016-17 financial year.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent from the public purse on the provision of abortion in England in each of the last five years.

      Gender Recognition: Clinics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what changes NHS England is proposing to make to the way in which services are commissioned and offered in gender identity clinics.

      Colorectal Cancer: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of funding for research into bowel cancer in the last five years.

      Digestive System: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions clinical bodies have had with his Department on the potential connection between heartburn drugs and early death.

      Analgesics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many deaths caused by pain-killers have occurred in the NHS in each of the last five years.

      Children: Eyesight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve the examination of eyes for (a) children with autism and (b) other sensory-effected children.

      Liver Cancer: Coffee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with health promotion agencies on guidance on the links between excess coffee consumption and liver cancer.

      Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust: Octagon Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish a breakdown of PFI payments made by Norwich and Norfolk NHS Trust to Octagon Healthcare, including (a) capital costs and (b) service...

      NHS Trusts: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the merits of (a) same site co-location in delivering cohesive relationships between clinical teams and (b)...

      Royal Brompton Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the length of time taken was between NHS England receiving the response from Royal Brompton and Harefield Foundation Trust to the Impact Assessment...

      Health Services: Dudley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the effect on the employment status of staff would be of the failure of Dudley's multi-speciality community provider.

      NHS: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of how many acres of land held by (a) Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and (b) Humber NHS Foundation Trust will be...

      Hospitals: Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress his Department has made on implementing his Department's policy to publish a hand hygiene indicator for NHS Trusts; and whether he plans to...

      NHS: Euratom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment the Government has made of the potential effect of the UK withdrawing from Euratom on (a) the NHS budget and (b) the provision of NHS...

      NHS: Tyne and Wear

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

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on progress on the implementation of local Crisis Care Concordat plans.

      Allergies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which Minister of his Department leads on policy relating to allergies.

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to speed up the process of patients receiving cancer tests and diagnoses.

      Mental Health Services: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his tweet on mental health nurses and funding of 12 July 2017, what the evidential basis is for his statement that mental health...

      Pensioners: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of potential additional pressures on (a) the NHS and (b) other care providers from UK pensioners living in other...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Economic Growth: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has received from the Centre of Alternative Technology on the contents of his proposed Clean...

    • Economic Growth: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish the Clean Growth Plan.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many public engagements for which a media calling notice was issued was attended by a departmental Minister in each...

      Voluntary Work: Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to introduce a new workplace entitlement to volunteering leave for three days a year.

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many insolvencies and bankruptcies there were in (a) the UK and (b) Bolton in (i) the current financial year to...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many staff in his Department have responsibilities relating to the UK leaving the EU.

      Social Tariffs: Torfaen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of people in Torfaen constituency who are...

      Retail Trade: Productivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to improve productivity in the retail sector; and if he will make a statement.

      Mergers and Monopolies: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Competitions and Markets Commission (a) assesses and (b) calculates the value and market power of data when...

      Construction: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with representatives the Construction Skills Certification Scheme on the effect on workers...

      Technology and Innovation Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the contribution of Catapult centres to (a) the economy and (b) innovation since their...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 11 July 2017 to Question 3330, on natural gas: storage, if he will suspend fracking for as...

      Domestic Appliances: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with white goods manufacturers on fridge freezer safety since the Grenfell Tower fire.

      Electrical Safety: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of free electrical appliance tests in tower blocks in England; and...

      Iron and Steel: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government plans to take to ensure the steel industry is supported to ensure a larger proportion of...

      UK Consumer Product Recall Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress has been made by the Steering Group created as a result of the Government's response to the independent...

      Performing Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on the potential benefits to the creative industries of...

      Taxation: Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2017 to Question 2617, how much funding his Department has allocated to the assessment...

      Business: Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2017 to Question 3184, how much funding his Department has allocated to the...

      Nuclear Power: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the length of time a single Nuclear Cooperation Agreement will take to agree and ratify...

      Offshore Industry: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent progress has been made on supporting decommissioning in the North Sea oil and gas industry.

      Directors: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to encourage gender-balanced representation in boards.

      Directors: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has carried out an assessment of how long it will take to achieve 50:50 gender-balanced board representation...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Nepalese citizens were recruited by his Department in each year since 2010.

    • Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Army's National Recruiting Centre will support visa applications from people who live overseas and who want to join the Army.

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the review of the 2015 strategic defence and security review will take place.

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which countries had maritime patrol aircraft based at RAF Lossiemouth during 2016; and how many maritime patrol aircraft each of those countries...

      Armed Forces: Civilians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) women and (b) men are employed in administrative roles in each service.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether maintenance will be included in the contract for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle; if he will publish (a) the cost of that maintenance, (b) the...

      Middle East: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will undertake to report to the House in the event that any UK airstrike is assessed to have caused civilian casualties in Iraq or Syria.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent steps his Department has taken to assess the adequacy of fire safety standards in (a) service accommodation and (b) substitute service...

      Ministry of Defence: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the cost of flights taken by his Department's personnel to (a) Washington DC, (b) Las Vegas, (c) Seattle, (d) Los Angeles, (e)...

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether (a) training and (b) maintenance facilities for the Poseidon P-8A will be based at Lossiemouth; and if he will make a statement.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost of producing the Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (a) onshore and (b) offshore; and if he will make a statement.

      Syria: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent support the Government has given to assist Syrian forces in retaking Raqqa.

      Ministry of Defence: Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what occasions in the last three years a non-national, non-military flag has been formally flown at any or all of his Department's sites in the UK.

      Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the oral contribution by the Minister of State for the Armed Forces of 10 July 2017, Official Report, column 11, whether he plans for the...

      Dredging: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure the protection of the remains of aircraft and airmen within or near the area subject to Marine Aggregate Dredging...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • High Rise Flats: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on tower blocks in Wolverhampton which are clad in flammable substances.

    • Council Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if the Government will cover the costs incurred by leaseholders of council-owned property for any necessary fire safety...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will issue urgent guidance on what are acceptable replacement materials for the multi-storey blocks that have had...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to require formal planning for all proposals involving cladding.

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, by what date everyone who lost their home as a result of the Grenfell Tower fire will be permanently rehoused.

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will guarantee that no resident who lost their home as a result of the Grenfell Tower fire will be rehoused in a property...

      Homes and Communities Agency: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many complaints were received by the Homes and Communities Agency's regulatory committee in each year since 2012, and how...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the possibility of local asbestos contamination as a result of the fire at Grenfell...

      Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of re-cladding on the effectiveness of fire breaks.

      Insulation: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which regulations set out the safety requirements for cladding and external wall insulation systems; when those requirements...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he has taken to increase housebuilding.

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to reform the leasehold sector.

      Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to conduct combustibility tests on exterior cladding other than aluminium composite material cladding.

      Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2017 to Question 612, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of fire safety...

      Council Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what incentives are available to local authorities to build council housing on (a) brownfield and (b) greenfield sites.

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, for what reasons non-ACM housing cladding samples received by his Department have not yet been tested.

      High Rise Flats: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the unit costs of retrofitting sprinkler fire protection in Callow Towers high rise flats in Sheffield.

      High Rise Flats: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of recommending a moratorium on the construction of new residential tower...

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent meetings he has attended on leasehold reform.

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the adequacy of insurance cover held by Kensington and Chelsea Council to meet the costs of the...

      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, if the Government will make an...

      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, what progress his Department has made on...

      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, when his Department plans to publish new...

      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, whether his Department plans to call for...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 11 July 2017 to Question 2992, whether he plans that the resources to ensure the fire safety of...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to provide further details of the proposed new standardised formula to calculate the number of new...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the (a) financial capacity and (b) staffing resources of local councils to discharge their...

      Religious Buildings: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department (a) has a role and (b) provides funding in respect of Government measures to protect religious buildings...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to ensure that the site of Grenfell Tower becomes a memorial garden in perpetuity commemorating the...

      Homelessness: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what progress the Government is making on reducing homelessness in (a) coastal towns and (b) Southend-on-Sea.

      Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of families with children living in temporary accommodation.

      Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of families with children living in temporary accommodation in (a) the East Midlands,...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, for what reasons whole-system tests of cladding were not undertaken alongside testing samples of cladding material after the...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that all those homes affected by the Grenfell Tower fire have access to appropriate...

      Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing measures to ensure homes in new London developments are...

      Council Housing: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what criteria will be used to access whether local authorities are able to afford the refurbishment costs associated with...

      Police Stations: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the potential financial effect on police forces of changes to the level of business...

      Public Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits to fire safety and post fire response in respect of public buildings of...

      Local Government Finance: Tyne and Wear

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the change in the core spending power of the (a) South Tyneside and (b) Gateshead local authorities has been in each year...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of homeless people in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made on reform of business rates.

      Non-domestic Rates: Southampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much Southampton City Council collected in business rates in each of the last seven years.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent representations he has received on the (a) size and (b) condition of the homeless population.

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the levels of funding allocated to his Department in each of the next three years.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people were classified by local authorities as intentionally homeless in each of the last 10 years.

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number empty dwellings in (a) Bath, (b) Birmingham, (c) Bradford, (d) Brighton and Hove, (e)...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to bring forward legislative proposals to reinstate section 20 of the London Building Act 1939.

      Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of families with children living in temporary accommodation in (a) Bath, (b)...

      Public Lavatories: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent representations he has received from groups representing disabled people on the adequacy of the level of provision...

      Grenfell Tower Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will continue to answer questions from hon. Members on fire safety in high-rise towers during the public inquiry into the...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in (a) France, (b) Australia and (c) Dubai on incidents of fire in high-rise...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of powers available to local authorities to deal with illegal...

      Local Government: Belfast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions his Department has had with Belfast City Council on City Deals since 8 June 2017.

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of homes for social rent that will be delivered in (a) the London Borough of Haringey,...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the affordability of affordable homes available at up to 80 per cent of market rent...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2017 to Question 3428, on non-domestic rates, whether his Department had completed analysing...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2017 to Question 3427, on non-domestic rates, when the joint working group last met with the...

      Carbon Dioxide: Alarms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make the use of professional equipment mandatory for the testing of carbon dioxide alarms.

      Public Buildings: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of public buildings which contain asbestos in (a) South Yorkshire, (b)...

  • HM Treasury

    • Financial Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the Government will introduce a requirement on the Financial Conduct Authority to set out a reasonable duty of care for financial services providers to...

    • Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has commissioned research into the effect of wage stagnation on household incomes throughout the UK.

      Taxation: Electronic Government

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assistance will be provided to businesses transitioning to Making Tax Digital.

      Debts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the level of personal debt is; and if he will make a statement.

      Tax Avoidance: USA

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with his US counterpart on (a) that country repealing its Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act and (b) exempting non-life...

      Revenue and Customs: Staff

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what support HM Revenue and Customs' Surge and Rapid Response Team provides to Border Force.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the stamp duty levy on investment in new homes to rent out.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total income from the additional stamp duty levy on additional homes was for 2016-17; and what the total amount refunded was on the grounds of a...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assumptions he made in forecasting expected revenue from the three percentage point stamp duty levy on the purchase of additional homes and homes to...

      Foreign Exchange

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 5 July 2017 to Question 2292, from the hon. Member for Edinburgh South, whether he plans to publish the results of the research on...

      Bank Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with banks on dedicated support for customers who are disabled or have a long-term health condition, a mental health...

      Non-domestic Rates: Appeals

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what complaints he has received on the new system for contesting Business Rate Appeals; and what steps he has taken in response to those complaints.

      Consumers: Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made on the effect on the financial stability of the UK of the Financial Policy Committee's decision of 21 June 2017 to bring forward...

      Climate Change Levy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many businesses received a reduced rate of climate change levy for participating in climate change agreements in (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16 and (c) 2016-17.

      Non-domestic Rates: Appeals

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many appeals against business rates valuation the Valuation Office has received since the check, challenge, appeal system was established; and how many...

      Children: Day Care

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

      Crossrail 2 Line: Haringey

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the economic benefits of Crossrail 2 to Haringey; and what role this assessment will play in his decision on allocating...

      Tax Allowances: Landlords

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of section 24 of the Finance (No. 2) Act 2015 on private landlords.

      Public Finance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on the public finances in 2016-17 of (a) raising the personal tax allowance to £15,000 per annum and (b)...

      Tax Avoidance: Sports and Entertainments

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the HM Revenue and Customs dedicated team on tax avoidance in sports and the entertainment industries raised in (a) 2017, (b) 2016 and (c) 2015.

      Tax Avoidance: Sports and Entertainments

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) individuals, (b) agents and (c) sports clubs are being investigated by the HM Revenue and Customs dedicated team on tax avoidance in the sports...

      Patient Capital Advisory Panel

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when patient capital review consultation will commence; and if he will make a statement.

      Tax Havens

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the (a) rate of progress of the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project and (b) potential effect that project will have on...

      Personal Injury

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to review the workings of the Personal Injury Discount Scheme; and if he will make a statement.

      Minimum Wage: Home Care Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information HM Revenue and Customs requests from local authorities to support minimum wage compliance checks on domiciliary care companies commissioned...

      Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to take further steps to tackle the UK's widening tax gap.

      Taxation: Electronic Government

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of phasing in digital taxation rollout.

      Insurance Premium Tax

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

      Economic Growth

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps to increase economic growth across the UK his Department has taken as a direct result of the UK's decision to leave the EU.

      Economic Growth: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the relative economic growth of the UK compared to that of Scotland in the first quarter of 2017.

      Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2017 to Question 3810, on pay, whether real earnings are expected to reduce between July 2017 and 2019.

      Economic Growth: Equality

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

      Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust: Octagon Healthcare

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the recommendation of the National Audit Office in its report of 28 April 2011, Lessons from PFI and other projects, on his Department...

      Raw Materials: Imports

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to take steps to assist businesses with any increased costs on importing raw materials which result from changes in the value...

      Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment the Government has made of the effect on the flow of goods and people at UK ports of the UK leaving the EU customs union.

      Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the number of additional revenue and customs officials potentially required to carry out additional customs...

      Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Government has made of the potential effect on (a) the flow of goods and people at UK ports and (b) the number of additional revenue and...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether he has held trade negotiations with his counterpart in any non-EU state.

    • Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the total value of exports from the UK of (a) services and (b) goods was to each other country in each year since 2009-10.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with the Northern Ireland Executive prior to the decision to provide NHS-funded abortions to women resident in Northern...

    • Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she has made an estimate of the projected cost of providing NHS abortions in England for women resident in Northern Ireland; and if she will...

      Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether her Department has assessed the potential effect of the provision of NHS-funded abortions in England to women resident in Northern Ireland on...

      Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what information she holds on (a) the position of Disability Commissioner, (b) the appointment of a Disability Commissioner and (c) the abolition of...

  • Department for Transport

    • Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that UK citizens travelling in the EU will be able to benefit from the Green Card system as the UK...

    • Lower Thames Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether an assessment has been made of the potential effect on levels of congestion in Gravesham in the event that the (a) existing or (b) proposed...

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the potential effect on levels of congestion at the Dartford Crossing after the construction of the proposed...

      Railways: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to respond to the Peninsula Rail Task Force report.

      Manchester Metrolink

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding his Department plans to make available to support the expansion of the Metrolink tram network in Greater Manchester.

      Tunnels: Pennines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent progress his Department has made on the proposed trans-pennine tunnel.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Eddisbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place in the Library copies of any engineering reports that HS2 Ltd has received since 1 February 2017 to date from external consultants or...

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to give councils outside London the power to ban pavement parking in order to reduce problems...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Lichfield

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

      Shipping: Cabotage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on the effect on maritime cabotage policy of the UK...

      Merchant Shipping: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will provide an update on the ownership of the Malaviya Seven and the status of its crew since it was detained in Aberdeen Harbour by the...

      Railways: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many trains in service still discharge effluent onto the rail tracks.

      Shipping: Crew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that the supply of UK (a) officers and (b) ratings will meet the increases in demand for seafarers in the UK...

      Shipping: Crew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of the seafarer (a) officer and (b) rating jobs onboard tonnage tax qualifying vessels are held by UK-domiciled seafarers.

      Merchant Shipping: Crew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of the seafarer (a) officer and (b) rating jobs in the merchant shipping industry are held by UK-domiciled seafarers.

      A281: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, who is responsible for the repair and maintenance of road signs on the A281 in West Sussex.

      Aviation: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to issue further regulations or guidance regarding the overbooking of commercial flights and airlines' powers to remove passengers...

      High Speed Two: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the (a) range of salaries of HS2 Ltd personnel and (b) increases in those salaries in each of the last three...

      High Speed Two: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the 10 (a) highest and (b) lowest remuneration packages at HS2 Ltd by job title.

      High Speed Two: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on how many vacant posts there are at HS2 Ltd; and what the salaries are of those vacant posts that are being...

      Railways: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to announce the award for the West Midlands rail passenger franchise; for what reasons the announcement of that award has been delayed;...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of an increase in numbers of electric cars by 2020 on the capacity of the National Grid.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to ensure that 95 per cent of steel used in the construction of the HS2 project is British steel.

      Electric Vehicles: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to tackle potential changes in electric car sales after the UK has left the EU.

      Shipping: Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 17 July 2017 to Question 4563, what estimate he has made of the number of UK seafarers able to call or have Skype...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Liverpool Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to include options to link HS2 to the Port of Liverpool in the consultation announced on 17 July 2017.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • British Indian Ocean Territory: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the legal minimum wage is in the British Indian Ocean Territory.

    • British Indian Ocean Territory: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to his Department's freedom of information case FOI2007-15 on legal costs and Chagos Islands, what additional...

      South Korea and USA: Joint Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions the Government has had with the US on military exercises which that country is conducting in conjunction with...

      North Korea: South Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to de-escalate tensions in the Korean Peninsula.

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will use its position in the UK to table a new UN resolution to end the civil war in Yemen.

      Atlantic Ocean Islands: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect the re-routing of the South Africa Air Bridge has had on (a) medical treatment and...

      Turkey: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the statement by Bärbel Kofler, the Federal...

      Turkey: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Turkish counterpart on the detention of human rights activists in Istanbul on 5 July 2017.

      British Overseas Territories: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Government's announcement of 15 September 2016 on making £20 million available to support delivery...

      Rwanda: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on alleged disappearances, threats, harassment and intimidations exerted against the political...

      Sudan: Human Rights

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

      South Africa: Foreign Relations

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

      Tibet: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the human rights situation in Tibet and the ethnic Tibetan prefectures in China were raised at the EU-China Human...

      Oman: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what international treaties the UK is a signatory to which require the UK to intervene on behalf of Oman in the event that Oman...

  • Department for International Development

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will (a) make an assessment of the potential merits of the conclusions of the report from the Britain Israel Communications and...

    • Overseas Aid: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many projects her Department is currently supporting are aimed specifically at reducing the impacts of illegal, unreported and...

      Sustainable Development: Marine Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding is currently allocated by her Department to projects aimed at achieving Sustainable Development Goal 14.

      Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to tackle (a) barriers to economic development, (b) preventable diseases and (c) malaria in...

      Nigeria: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department has plans to increase the proportion of the Government's international aid budget spent on education in Nigeria.

      Nigeria: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to support the provision of education for the children of Nigeria.

      Africa: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what investments in solar and other renewable energy sources have been made in Africa from her Department's budget in each of the last...

      Developing Countries: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much of her Department's budget has been spent on renewable energy projects in each of the last five years.

      Developing Countries: Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the implications of emerging resistance to insecticides and drugs for the level of international...

      Nigeria: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of the Government's international aid budget is spent on education in Nigeria.

      Developing Countries: Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what information her Department holds on the number of abortions which have been carried out as a result of her Department's spending...

  • Department for Education

    • Department for Education: Disclosure of Information

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

    • Schools: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Answer of 10 October 2016 to Question 46648, from the hon. Member for Ashfield, on schools: nurses, if she will provide the same...

      Sixth Form Colleges: Closures

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

      Schools: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to amend safeguarding guidance for schools better to protect girls from sexual assault.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will set out which English local authorities have a total of five per cent or more surplus school places in (a) primary, (b) secondary and (c)...

      Schools: Fylde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she has taken to ensure that schools in Fylde constituency benefit from an increase in funding under the new national funding formula.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to encourage local authorities in England to make use of their housing benefit and council tax data automatically to register all...

      Academies: Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many academies have been transferred to a new sponsor since 1 September 2015.

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to publish the results of the consultation on the National Assessment and Accreditation System.

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to publish the results of the national fostering stocktake.

      Primary Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the academic attainment at Key Stage 2 was for pupils permanently excluded from maintained secondary schools in each year from 2009-10 to the...

      UN Committee On the Rights of the Child

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress she has made on implementing the recommendations made to the Government by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in June 2016.

      Children's Commissioner for England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will request that the Children's Commissioner takes steps to ensure that the reports and responses from public authorities of her predecessor...

      Private Education: Pupil Exclusions

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

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 12 July 2017 to Question 3433, what proportion of Ofsted-registered (a) PVI providers, (b) childminders, (c) maintained...

      Academies: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to tackle the poor performance of the majority of academy trusts, as set out in the Sutton Trust report Chain Effects 2017.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the level of demand for the 30 hours of free childcare scheme in (a) the 12 early delivery areas and (b) England in...

      Care Leavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many care leavers have (a) started a university course, (b) began an apprenticeship, (c) enrolled on a further education course and (d) gained...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the cost per social worker of assessment under the National Assessment and Accreditation Scheme (a) including and (b)...

      Teachers: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to improve the retention of teachers in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside and (c) the North East.

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the number of children living in relative poverty who are not eligible for free school meals.

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the number of children who are at risk of experiencing hunger during school summer holidays in 2017.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance she has provided to local authorities on charging childcare providers a fee for mistakenly providing incorrect information relating to...

      Class Sizes: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the pupil-teacher ratio was in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) Houghton and Sunderland South constituency and (ii) Sunderland in...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to evaluate the effectiveness of the implementation of her Department's 30 hours of free childcare policy.

      Teachers: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of trends in the number of teachers in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) Houghton and Sunderland...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether looked-after children are eligible for 30 free hours of childcare from September 2017; and if she will make a statement.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to undertake an assessment of the effect of 30 hours of free childcare on the availability of funded two-year-old places after that...

      Apprentices: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprenticeship providers operate in (a) Greater London and (b) the London Borough of Newham.

      Apprentices: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of apprenticeship starts in (a) Greater London and (b) the London Borough of Newham are with (i) levy-paying and (ii) non-levy-paying...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the cost to (a) the public purse, (b) schools and (c) pupils of the introduction of new GCSE curricula and material...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the pupil premium allocated to a school will be included in the calculation her Department makes to ensure no school will see a cut in funding...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to her oral statement of 17 June 2017 on school funding, if she will list the 30 new schools that will be delivered by local...

      Sixth Form Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2017 to Question 3811, what discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the use of the £267...

      Higher Education: Part-time Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the reasons for the decline in part-time undergraduate study among (a) higher-income households and (b) lower-income...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Wakefield dated 15 March 2017.

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to pages 20 and 21 of the Early Years National Funding Formula Operational Guide, published in December 2016, how many local...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 12 July 2017 to Question 3431, on children: day care, what information her Department holds on the number of successful...

      Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the timetable is for delivery of the first T-levels.

  • Leader of the House

    • Sinn Fein: Finance

      To ask the Leader of the House, if the Government will take steps to stop representative money being paid to hon. Members elected for Sinn Féin under the circumstances that those hon....

    • Sinn Fein: Finance

      To ask the Leader of the House, how much Representative Money has been paid to hon. Members elected for Sinn Fein since Representative Money was first made available to those hon. Members; and if...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many local authorities have declared an air quality management area.

    • Red Tape Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to step down as a member of the advisory board of the Red Tape Initiative following his re-appointment to...

      Agriculture: UK Trade with EU

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

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Mass Media

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

      Fish: River Wyre

      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 Wyre.

      Sea Level: Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department last conducted an assessment of the implications of a rise in sea levels for the environment.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his policy is on access to and management of domestic waters after the UK leaves the EU; what discussions he plans to...

      Seas and Oceans: Acidification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to tackle ocean acidification.

      Marine Environment: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the potential benefits are of the UK becoming a signatory of the Environment Clean Seas Campaign.

      Marine Environment: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits of the Sustainable Development Goal 44 for Small Island Developing...

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on ensuring that there will be no...

      Agriculture and Food: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on ensuring the availability of...

      Clean Air Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government's air quality strategy will include charging clean air zones.

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure security of food supply in the UK once the UK leaves the EU.

      Dredging: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will ensure that no decision will be taken on Marine Aggregate Dredging Application MLA/2016/00227, South Goodwin...

      Dredging: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will ensure that no decision will be taken on Marine Aggregate Dredging Application MLA/2016/00227, South Goodwin...

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to promote (a) local and (b) British produce through food labelling.

      Fisheries: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the opportunities available for the fishing industry in the South West after the UK leaves the EU.

      Marine Environment: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to protect and enhance the marine environment.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with (a) Oxford University and (b) Oxford Brookes University on the residence status of staff and...

    • Immigration

      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...

      EU Internal Trade: Cornwall

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

      EU Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

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

      British Nationals Abroad: Pension Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 14 July 2017 to Question 3561 and the Answer of 13 July 2017 to Question 3561, if he will protect the...

      Charter of Fundamental Rights (EU)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 14 July 2017 to Question 3554, on immigration: EU nationals, whether (a) non-UK EU nationals and (b) UK...

      European Aviation Safety Agency: Membership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the Answer of 17 January 2017 to Question 60272, on European Aviation Standards Authority: Membership, what the...

      European Medicines Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment the Government has made of the effect on access to newly developed drugs and treatments of the UK ceasing to be a...

  • Attorney General

    • Hate Crime: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, what recent progress has been made in increasing the prosecution rate for hate crimes.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, 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.

    • Finance: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether he has had discussions or corresponded with HM Treasury on funding for Wales since the announcement of the Government's agreement with the...

      Iron and Steel: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether he has had discussions or corresponded with Cabinet Colleagues on measures to support the steel industry in Wales since 8 June 2017.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Newport (Gwent)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether he has had discussions or corresponded with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on his Department's service centre in Newport.

      Severn River Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will publish the details of any correspondence or discussions he has had with HM Treasury on ending the Severn tolls.

      Wales Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many staff in his Department have responsibilities relating to the UK leaving the EU.

      European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2017 to Question 982, for what reason the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill makes no reference to powers set to be...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: Advertising

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

    • Terrorism: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the maximum compensation payment is under the Victims of Overseas Terrorism Compensation Scheme for (a) loss of limb and (b) loss of life.

      Sex Offender Treatment Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department's report, Impact evaluation of the prison-based Core Sex Offender Treatment Programme, published on 30 June 2017, when...

      Sex Offender Treatment Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the reasons are for the time taken to publish the report, entitled Impact evaluation of the prison-based Core Sex Offender Treatment Programme,...

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in how many tribunal claims the claimant was successfully classed as a worker in the last three years.

      Repetitive Strain Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the highest amount paid in compensation has been for a case of repetitive strain injury in a public sector workplace.

      Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the Government's policy is on whether a person should be permitted repeatedly to order goods and services for another person for the purposes of...

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will place in the Library his Department's estimates and evidence base for the potential amount of savings to motorists to accrue from proposed...

      Repossession Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many repossessions there were in (a) the UK and (b) Bolton in (i) the current financial year to date and (ii) each of the previous five financial years.

      Rape: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases where a rape complainant's previous sexual history was used as evidence in court without an application being made to the judge under...

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when his Department plans to publish Part 2 of its response to the consultation entitled Reforming the soft tissue injury (whiplash) claims process.

      Family Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance his Department has issued to the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service on interviewing children in family court cases.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many appeals against decisions on entitlement to employment and support allowance following a work capability assessment were resolved within (a)...

      G4S: Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract with G4S for electronic tagging.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the weight of drugs recovered in prisons was in each year since 2010 broken down (a) by suspected drug type and (b) by (i) class A, (ii) class B...

      Prisons: Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of pilot prisons and additional powers for governors; and if he will make a statement.

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to publish proposals on the future of the prison estate in England and Wales.

      Courts: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of digitalisation of court services on the ability of vulnerable people to access those services;...

      Prisons: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer of 16 November 2015 to Question 15648, and to the Answer of 17 July 2017 to Question 4436, for what reasons the policy on...

      Magistrates Courts: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service has made an assessment of the adequacy of car parking provision at Sunderland Magistrates' Court.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many special advisers were employed in his Department; and what the aggregate salary for special advisers was in each year since 2007.

    • Scotland Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many staff in his Department have responsibilities relating to the UK leaving the EU.

      Scotland Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much and what proportion of his Department's expenditure has been identified as relating to its work on the UK leaving the EU in 2017-18.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government is committed to awarding at least 33 per cent of government procurement to small and medium-sized enterprises by 2020.

    • Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the format will be for the intensive discussions with devolved administrations on common frameworks referred to in his letter to hon. Members.

      Public Sector: Blaenau Gwent

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what information his Department holds on the number and proportion of constituents in Blaenau Gwent who worked in the public sector in each year for...

      Intimidation of Parliamentary Candidates Review

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the announced review of electoral abuse by the Committee for Standards in Public Life will supersede implementation of the recommendations of...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of changes to the number of people registered to vote in the last three years.

      Public Sector: Swansea East

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

      Young People: Cardiff Central

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

      Public Sector: Cardiff Central

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

      Elections: Subversion

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment his Department has made of whether foreign nationals attempted to interfere in the (a) 2016 EU referendum and (b) 2017 General Election.

      Living Wage: Jarrow

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people working in Jarrow constituency earn less than the national living wage.

      Public Sector: Wrexham

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of people in Wrexham constituency worked in the public sector in each of the last five years for which data is available.

      Public Sector: Torfaen

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of people in Torfaen constituency worked in the public sector in each year for which data is available.

      Public Sector: Ogmore

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

      New Businesses: Newham

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many new businesses have been set up in the London Borough of Newham in each year since 2010.

      Personal Income

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the change in the median income of non-retired households since 2007-08.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Working Hours

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many employees experienced a reduction in working hours during the 2017 Dissolution...

    • Divisions

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what was the (a) earliest and (b) latest time of day at which a division took place in...

      Times of Sittings

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the average time was of the rise of the House on each day of the week in...

  • Department for Transport

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, in the light of their specification for the new trains for HS2, what is the maximum electrical current draw per train permissible on (1) HS2 infrastructure, and (2)...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what modifications to the power supply (1) are planned, and (2) have been funded, to facilitate operation of HS2 services on Network Rail infrastructure.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many interventions and modifications have they made since the Sheffield to Rotherham Tram Train pilot was launched; and to what extent these account for additional costs.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 6 July (HL221), and in the light of their plans for Control Period 5 and the formal monitoring arrangements that are in...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they are currently paying rental charges for the Intercity Express Programme trains which will be delivered before the electrification of the lines is completed;...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to improve the rail network around Bradford.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to convert EU Regulation (EC) 261/2004 relating to passenger rights during air travel into UK law; if so, what alterations will be made regarding the...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the benefits and costs to the UK of membership of the European Union Intellectual Property Office.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what negotiations they have undertaken with other members of Euratom to continue the work of the Joint European Torus project at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy after...

      *No heading*

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

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the TUC estimate that some 500,000 workers are on zero-hours contracts or in insecure temporary employment; and what percentage of the...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many workers aged 21 to 65 are recognised as self-employed; and what percentage of the total workforce this represents.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether, and how, the wider social costs and benefits of regulations are taken into account by Government departments in (1) achieving their policy objectives for the...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether the Regulatory Policy Committee is empowered to rate an impact assessment as inadequate on the grounds that it does not adequately consider the wider social costs...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what estimates of (1) the value of lives saved, and (2) additional life years gained, they use when classifying proposed regulatory measures as “in”,...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to raise concerns at the UN regarding the People’s Republic of China’s recent statement on the Sino–British...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what action they propose to take to help protect democratically elected representatives and officials in Turkey from politically motivated prosecutions, and to...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Paediatrics: Audiology

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding contingencies are in place in the event that the UK exiting the EU results in a drop in foreign nationals studying in Britain and Northern Ireland.

  • Department for International Development

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, following the capture of Mosul by the government of Iraq, how they will be working with the government of Iraq to aid the return of those who fled the city when it was...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they are increasing financial support for those living in refugee camps on the Burma–Thailand border, and what is their assessment of the danger of...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how they intend to ensure their emergency funding for displaced people from Mosul and the Nineveh Plains reaches displaced minorities such as the Yazidis and Christians;...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to ensure that UK funding which is intended to mitigate the migration crisis in the central Mediterranean is not used to finance the...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what measures they have put in place to ensure that UK funding which is intended to address the central Mediterranean migration crisis is not used to finance the...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what measures they have put in place to ensure that UK funding provided in response to the central Mediterranean migration crisis is utilised in a way that protects...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to call for ethnic and religious minorities to be added to the UN’s diversity approach to humanitarian assistance; and what assessment they have...

  • Department for Education

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report of the Institute for Fiscal Studies on the public cost of student loans.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the long-term cost of providing student loans.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how those women’s rights enshrined in EU law will be safeguarded once the UK has left the EU.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether the secure escort services for children and young people contract between the Youth Justice Board and Serco was terminated early; and if so, for what reasons.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what date GeoAmey commenced its contract to run secure escort services for children and young people; what was (1) the value of that contract, and (2) the...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether the Minimising and Managing Physical Restraint techniques were adapted for use on younger and smaller children, prior to escort custody...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to ensure the safety of boys aged 18 and under detained by Feltham Young Offenders Institution following Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government when the United Kingdom Reserve Forces External Scrutiny Team 2017 report was submitted to the Ministry of Defence; and when it will be published.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to convert EU Regulation 511/2014 into UK law; and, if so, which UK body will assume the role undertaken by the European Commission for determining best...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to convert EU Regulation 995/2010 into UK law; and if so, whether the UK will continue to recognise monitoring organisations for timber and timber...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to convert EU Regulation 1102/2008 into UK law; and, if so, whether a body will assume the role undertaken by the European Commission for reviewing...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to convert EU Regulation 1907/2006 into UK law; and, if so, (1) whether the UK will attempt to maintain co-operation with the European Chemicals Agency,...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, in the light of recent research on the effect of neonicotinoid pesticides on the UK bee population, what is their assessment of the merits of a ban on their use in the UK.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the UN Oceans Conference on 5–9 June and the Council of the European Union Environment Council on 19 June, what plans they have to reduce, and if...

      *No heading*

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

      *No heading*

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

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what are the comparative statistics for air quality in (1) Nottingham, Southampton and Derby, which are proposed Clean Air Zones, and (2) the City of Bath.

  • Home Office

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they are considering a public safety awareness campaign of the danger of acid attacks; and what advice is being given to individuals and emergency services to...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many operational firefighters were in post in each of the Fire and Rescue Authorities in England and Wales from 2010 until the last year for which figures...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the survey commissioned by the Criminal Justice Alliance, published on 29 June, which found that more than a third of BAME people...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many BAME (1) men, and (2) women, hold senior and chief officer positions in police constabularies in England and Wales; how many such positions there are; and what...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government when the use of waist restraint belts was prohibited for pregnant women; and why.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government when the Migration Advisory Committee is due to present its review of the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to improve recognition among criminal justice professionals of the difference between stalking and harassment; and whether they are planning...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 5 July (HL 50), how many inspections of houses or flats offering short–term accommodation to...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what modelling they have undertaken to forecast the number of applications for permanent status and consequent (1) rejections, (2) appeals, and (3) deportations, that...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many people have dual British-Iranian citizenship; and of those, how many are resident in (1) the UK, (2) Iran, and (3) elsewhere.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government to what timescale they aim to issue decisions on applications from asylum seekers for section 95 accommodation and subsistence support.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government to what timescale they aim to issue decisions on applications from asylum seekers for section 95 subsistence only support.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is the average time taken over the past 12 months for issuing decisions on applications from asylum seekers for section 95 accommodation and subsistence support.

  • HM Treasury

    • Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they and the Bank of England will be taking to protect and promote (1) the City of London, and (2) Edinburgh, as financial centres until...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Iraq: Internally Displaced People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether data about all deaths of NHS cancer patients in England are collected by the National Cancer Registry; and if so, within how many months of death...

  • Department for International Trade

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in establishing a network of trade commissioners to highlight the importance of UK exports and to assist UK companies in exporting their products.

  • Department of Health

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government which organisation is responsible for ensuring that a paediatric audiology service that has not met the standards for Improving Quality in Physiological Services (IQIPS)...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government when NHS England plans to produce a commissioning specification for Specialist Audiology Services used by children and commissioned directly by NHS England.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government when the next meeting of the Crisis Care Concordat Steering Group will take place.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord O’Shaughnessy on 23 January (HL4387) and on 3 February (HL4841), whether the new data collection on extended access to...

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