Written answers

Friday, 21 July 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Swindon Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the capacity of Swindon rail station.

    • Vehicle and Operator Services Agency: Shrewsbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what timescale the Department has set to sell the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency testing centre in Shrewsbury.

      Transport: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what comparative assessment he has made of public spending per capita on transport infrastructure in (a) Tyne and Wear, (b) the North East, (c) London...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how long the process takes for customers re-applying for a driving licence following a temporary removal due to a medical condition; and whether he...

      Tyne and Wear Metro

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding his Department plans to make available to support the improvement and expansion of the Tyne and Wear Metro after the current funding...

      Highways England: Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of Highway England's performance in fulfilling its legal duty to keep its land clean and free from litter.

      London Zoo: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with (a) HS2 Ltd and (b) the Zoological Society of London on the proposal to use London Zoo's car park as a lorry park for...

      London Zoo: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the proposal by HS2 Ltd to use the Zoological Society of London's car park on the safety of...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average time taken has been for the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency to process a re-application for a driving licence which has been...

      A14: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the A14 will remain safe for driving until its rebuild in 2020.

      Euston Station: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to ensure that Euston Station can cope with the additional volume of passengers expected as a result of High Speed 2.

      Excise Duties: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many disabled motorists received an exemption from the vehicle excise duty in (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16 and (c) 2016-17.

      Parking: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of private parking companies were fined by the DVLA for non-compliance with Keeper of a Vehicle at the Date of an Event...

      Parking: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what monitoring procedures the DVLA has put in place to ensure that private parking companies comply with the conditions of a contract for a Keeper of...

      Parking: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what procedures the DVLA has put in place for the assessment of applications by private parking companies for access to the personal details of...

  • Home Office

    • Care Leavers: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many care leavers, who were formerly unaccompanied asylum-seeking children have (a) refugee status, (b) humanitarian protection, (c)...

    • Human Trafficking: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the prevention of trafficking of EEA nationals.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • High Rise Flats: Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether gas pipes in high-rise blocks similar to Grenfell Tower are routinely checked for safety during the process of...

    • Electricity: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the annual average household electricity consumption was in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) Scotland, (d) Wales and...

      Social Tariffs: Wrexham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate he has made of the number and proportion of people in Wrexham constituency who will be covered by...

      Energy: Ogmore

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate he has made of the number and proportion of people in Ogmore constituency whose tariffs will...

      British Gas: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with British Gas on its proposed charge of £60 to switch to another provider.

      Company Accounts: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has considered the potential merits of ensuring that the value of data is included on balance sheets in...

      Mergers and Takeovers: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the recent fine imposed on Facebook by the Italian regulators, what his Department's policy is on the...

      Small Businesses: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government plans to take to improve efficiency among small businesses.

      Business: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government plans to take to increase access to (a) finance, (b) infrastructure and (c) skills for...

      Social Tariffs: Delyn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate he has made of the number and proportion of people in Delyn constituency covered by the...

      Tesco: Booker Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for the Government's policies of the Competition and Markets Authority...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the number of people charged by authorities in Northern Ireland under the Offences Against the Person Act 1981 for...

    • Northern Ireland Office: Brexit

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

      Administration of Justice: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Written Statement of 17 July 2017, HCWS54, National Security Arrangements in Northern Ireland, what plans he has to streamline...

      Northern Ireland Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 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.

      Northern Ireland Office: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he is taking to consult political representatives in Northern Ireland on the implications of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill...

      Northern Ireland Office: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he is taking to ensure that a legislative consent motion is received from the Northern Ireland Assembly for the European Union...

      Political Parties: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will publish the timetable for the introduction of legislative proposals to end anonymity of donations to political parties in Northern...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his oral contribution of 11 July 2017, Official Report, column 188, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Gibraltar: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether he has met jointly with representatives of Gibraltar and Spain to discuss the negotiations on the UK leaving the EU.

    • Joint Ministerial Committee On EU Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, when the Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) will next meet.

      Immigration: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the Government's publication Safeguarding the Position of EU Citizens Living in the UK and UK Nationals Living in...

      EU Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many EU agencies of which the UK is a member the Government plans to replace with national or other agencies after the UK leaves...

      Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent assessment the Government has made of the effect on the (a) funding and (b) staffing of the Medicines and Healthcare...

  • Department for Education

    • Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the readiness of further education colleges to offer T-levels.

    • Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that T-levels achieve parity of esteem with A-levels.

      Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether T-levels will replace existing vocational qualifications.

      Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of potential employment outcomes for T-level students.

      Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has for school sixth forms to offer T-levels.

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that local education authorities can hold to account schools that do not comply with statutory guidance on school...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if the Government will take steps to amend school exclusion guidance to include the responsibilities of head teachers, governing bodies and school...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will take steps to amend school exclusion guidance issued to head teachers and governing bodies to identify which person or body is responsible...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of school exclusions have been proved to be unlawful; and how many of those cases involved autistic children.

      Free Schools: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what funding she plans to make available for building new free schools in the next three years.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the (a) total number and (b) proportion of families eligible for the offer of 30 hours free childcare who have (i)...

      Sixth Form Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her Department's budget for 16-19-year-old education was in (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16 and (c) 2016-17.

      Apprentices: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress the Government has made on increasing the number of apprenticeships in the North West.

      Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what options are available to learners on college-based technical routes who do not have access to structural work placements as a result of the...

      Worksop Town Football Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2017 to Question 212, for what reasons the Answer does not say how much was paid to West Anglia College in 2015-16...

      Worksop Town Football Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment of student disability, finances and other needs were carried out by West Anglia College during the 2015-16 provision of a 16 to 19...

      Worksop Town Football Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she has had with (a) examining bodies and (b) the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the collapse of the...

      Academies: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department spent in (a) 2015-16 and 2016-17 on (i) 16 to 19 football academies and (ii) other 16 to 19 sports academies; and how many...

      Child Rearing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of fathers on (a) the development of children in the early years and (b) life chances.

      Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government plans to take to ensure that the demographic and skills requirements of the economy in (a) Scotland and (b) the rest of the...

      Apprentices: Engineering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she expects agreed apprenticeship standards for consultancy in (a) level 6 building services design engineering and (b) level 6 civil engineering...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Hercules Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the planned out of service dates are for the RAF's (a) Hercules C1/C3 (K) and (b) Hercules C4/C5 (J) variants; and what plans his Department has to...

    • Ministry of Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for which of his Department's programmes under the Equipment Plan are contracts being procured under the foreign military sales agreement; and what the...

      Burma: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the Burmese military have visited the UK in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.

      Ministry of Defence: Staff

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

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the flight-hour costs of (a) the F35B, (b) Typhoon and (c) Tornado are; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Treforest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the budget is for (a) building, (b) design and (c) cost of the land of his Department's proposed Pensions Hub in Treforest.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Advertising

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

    • Fisheries: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the scientific advice used to inform the development of the North Sea Multi Annual Plan.

      White Fish: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the stock of cod in the North Sea; and what assessment he has made of the...

      Rowanoak Waste Services: Dudley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions the Environment Agency has had with Dudley Council on the site operated by Rowan Oak Waste at Shaw...

      Food: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2017 to Question 1825, what financial support he plans to give to companies in the food...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proposals his Department plans to bring forward to support Cheshire farmers in preventing the spread of TB; and what...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • High Rise Flats: Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on the number of high-rise towers similar to Grenfell Tower that contain gas pipes...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 17 July 2017 to Question 3980, whether he will place in the Library copies of those advertisements.

  • HM Treasury

    • Financial Services: Regulation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Government has made of the merits of bringing the asset management industry into the Financial Conduct Authority's regulatory remit.

    • EU Budget: Contributions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the UK's financial contribution to the EU in 2017-18.

      Treasury: Consultants

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether, and at what cost, his Department contracted consultants to carry out (a) marketing, (b) focus group, (c) polling and (d) other promotional activity...

      Treasury: Administration

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which administrative functions of his Department are carried out on premises in (a) England and (b) London; and what administration costs were associated...

      Treasury: Advisory Bodies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what expert groups his Department set up in 2016-17; and if he will make a statement.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Democratic Unionist Party

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure publication of the minutes of meetings of the co-ordination committee to be established in accordance with the...

    • Cabinet Office: Edinburgh

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what forecast he has made of the fit-out and running costs of HMG New Waverley.

      Cabinet Office: Edinburgh

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans that HMG New Waverley will have a public interface.

      Cabinet Office: Edinburgh

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what procurement process was used to decide on New Waverley as the location for a Government hub.

      Cabinet Office: Edinburgh

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans that HMG New Waverley will open.

      Cabinet Office: Edinburgh

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which Government Departments he plans will have staff at HMG New Waverley.

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2017 to Question 3603, on public sector: procurement, how many of the 295 certificates were self-certificated.

      Emergencies: Risk Assessment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to publish the next edition of the National Risk Register for Civil Emergencies.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, to what extent each of the devolved administrations will be included, involved in and consulted on future trade deals.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Tickets: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to implement the power to create an offence of breaching limits on internet and other ticket sales...

    • Radio Frequencies: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of Ofcom's performance in issuing Wireless Telegraphy Act link licenses.

      Electronic Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the Government's policy is on whether a person should be permitted to install spyware or a webcam or any other device...

      Public Statues: Politicians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many statues there are of (a) male and (b) female politicians in Britain.

  • Department of Health

    • Weston General Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has been made of the potential effect of the decision to close Weston General Hospital's accident and emergency department at night on...

    • NHS Property Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 24 February 2017 to Question 63652, if he will set out the timetable for the establishment of the new NHS property...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timeframe is for the consultation on social care announced in the Queen's Speech 2017.

      NHS: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve the matching of newly qualified clinicians to vacancies across the NHS.

      Health Professions: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and the Secretary of State for Transport on the recruitment...

      Department of Health: Staff

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

      Cancer: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that the NHS is investing in new treatments for rare forms of cancer, as research and technology advance.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to treat people with eating disorders.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to enable patients to visit and see the same doctor at a surgery each time they visit.

      Diabetes: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has had discussions with clinical bodies on the potential connection between diabetes and hearing loss.

      Babies: Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that large babies are monitored for signs of incipient obesity as they grow older.

      Pregnancy: Sugar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the NHS gives advice to pregnant women on the potential implications of a high level of sugar in their diet when pregnant for their children...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dementia patients there have been in each of the last five years by gender and age.

      Respiratory System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many diagnoses of lung lesions there have been in each of the last five years.

      Patients: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government has taken to ensure that NHS trust investigations into patient deaths are of a high standard.

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment the Government has made of the level of rates of satisfaction with the NHS.

      South Tyneside District Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will protect South Tyneside Hospital from closure or downgrading.

      Medical Records: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that hospitals do not use patients' personal data without their explicit consent.

      NHS: European Medicines Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment the Government has made of the potential effect on the NHS budget of the UK withdrawing from the European Medicines Agency.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, (a) what assessment he has made of the adequacy of treatment for adults with eating disorders and (b) what plans he has to introduce waiting time targets...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the proposed Green Paper on children's mental health will include proposals for the introduction of waiting time targets across children and...

      Allergies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that health visitors, midwives, community doctors and nurses are allergy-aware.

      Brain Cancer: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the electric skull cap for the treatment of glioblastoma will be available on the NHS.

      Mental Health Services: Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans for further education establishments to be part of the (a) CAMHS mental health and school link pilot, (b) mental health first aid...

      Vulnerable Adults: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that lessons are learned from the findings of the serious case review by Somerset Safeguarding Adults Board into the...

      Vulnerable Adults: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress his Department has made in implementing the recommendations of the Third Report of the Health Select Committee, Session 2000-01, Head...

      Life Expectancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the future trends in life expectancy.

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the report of the Information Commissioner on the trial of a new app using patient data at the Royal Free Hospital, what the...

      NHS: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will issue revised guidance on compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 to trusts and foundation trusts following the report of July 2017 by...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of patients who went to accident and emergency after being unable to make an appointment with their GP in the...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to publish details of the scope of the planned consultation on social care.

      Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many incidences of (a) rickets, (b) scabies and (c) tuberculosis there were in each year for which data is available.

      Mental Health Services: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on including proposals for the better integration of child and adolescent mental...

      Mental Illness: Unemployed People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of unemployed people diagnosed with (a) anxiety and (b) depression in each of the last five years;...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to consult with (a) disabled people, (b) carers and (c) social care providers during the planned consultation on social care.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Public Sector: Equal Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government plans to take to address the gender pay gap in the public sector.

    • Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the effect on funding for other public services planned spending by the Government on providing NHS-funded abortions...

  • Department for Transport

    • *No heading*

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

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the International Atomic Energy Authority following, and in connection with, their decision to withdraw from the...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government when they expect to have a UK safeguarding authority that is authorised and approved by the International Atomic Energy Authority to replace the responsibilities...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to deal with issues connected with the legacy of the conflict in Northern Ireland should political parties there fail to reach agreement on the...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many proxy votes were (1) applied for, and (2) granted, in each Northern Ireland constituency in (a) the 2015 general election, (b) the 2017 general...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many of the proxy votes granted in Northern Ireland in the 2017 general election were applied for by (1) someone who was a close relative of the elector, and...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government How many EU nationals, other than Irish, Cypriot, Maltese and UK citizens, are on the electoral register in Northern Ireland, broken down by constituency; what is the...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many people are registered to vote in more than one constituency in Northern Ireland; and, in relation to each constituency in Northern Ireland, how many people are...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what methods are used by the Electoral Office in Northern Ireland to ascertain (1) whether someone applying for a proxy vote is a close relation of the voter,...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to require those voting by proxy to provide their national insurance number, in order to facilitate checks that proxies are not voting on behalf of...

  • Department for Education

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many academies there are in North-West England.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what provision is made in the National Curriculum for England for pupils to be taught basic financial literacy, with the purpose of learning how to manage personal...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is the average capital cost of free school places with regard to (1) the proposed number of places, and (2) the number of places filled.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what procedures and actions are in place to check the cladding of private multi-storey residential buildings and public buildings.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to improve fire safety since the inquest into the 2009 Lakanal House fire.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what guidance is available for local authorities on the arrangements they should make in the event that a chief executive stands down temporarily.

  • HM Treasury

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the state of the UK economy and of whether it is growing or shrinking; and in the light of that assessment, whether they intend to continue...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they have considered the introduction of fiscal incentives to encourage more philanthropic giving from wealthier members of society.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which the effect on the UK economy of no deal on Brexit would be better or worse than the UK remaining in the EU.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is the percentage of premises reached by ultrafast broadband in the UK; and how that penetration compares with (1) Japan, (2) South Korea, (3) the US, (4)...

  • Department of Health

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government which hospitals have been inspected by the Care Quality Commission since 2012 when there was a visit to the paediatric audiology department as part of the...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many times a hospital doctor has been required to be present during a patient transfer to another NHS Trust in the last 12 months; in each case, what was (1) the...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to introduce legislation to regulate (1) physician assistants in anaesthesia, (2) physicians' associates, (3) advance critical care practitioners, and...

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