Written answers

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Crossrail 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits of Crossrail 2 to (a) Richmond Park and North Kingston, (b) Greater London, (c) the South East...

    • Crossrail Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department quantified the effect of the contracts tendered for Crossrail 1 on (a) UK GDP and (b) the size of economic value added to the...

      Crossrail 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an estimate of the potential effect of the contracts for the tender of the curriculum of Crossrail 2 on (a) UK GDP and...

      Crossrail 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what external expert advice his Department has sought during its consideration of the Crossrail 2 business case submitted by Transport for London.

      Crossrail 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether representatives from his Department, serving on Crossrail 2's Programme Board, including the head of the Rail Directorate, approved the...

      Waterloo Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assurances he has received from Network Rail that the Waterloo upgrade project will be delivered on time and on budget.

      London Zoo: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on the operation of London Zoo of the proposal by High Speed 2 Ltd to use the Zoological Society of London's...

      Railways: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has undertaken any assessment of Network Rail's capability to deliver major infrastructure investments over the last three years.

      Railways: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which projects his Department expects Network Rail to complete in Control Period 6; and what the cost will be for each such project.

      Railways: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Network Rail on ensuring that the railway supply chain receives a sufficient volume of orders through to the end of...

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the report Ensuring a Sustainable Railway Industry, Options for developing...

      Liverpool Port: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 17 July 2017 to Question 4567, how much his Department has spent (a) examining the sufficiency of port access and...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 17 July 2017 to Question 4566, how much his Department has spent (a) analysing the responses received to the draft Airports...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Written Statement of 17 July 2017, on HS2 update, HCWS49, how many of the contracts awarded he required a certificate of past...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Written Statement of 17 July 2017, on HS2 update, HCWS49, how the estimate of 7,000 further contract opportunities was calculated.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Written Statement of 17 July 2017, on HS2 update, HCWS49, how the estimate of 60 per cent for the number of contract...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Written Statement of 17 July 2017, on HS2 update, HCWS49, how many contracts were awarded through framework agreements.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Written Statement of 17 July 2017, on HS2 update, HCWS49, what the average number of bids received was per contract awarded.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

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

    • Immigration Controls: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost was of the Deloitte review of intelligence for the Border Force and Immigration Enforcement, commissioned in 2014.

      United Kingdom Passport Service: Administration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the Passport Agency's average process time was for (a) straightforward and (b) non-straightforward applications in each month since...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many EU nationals in the UK her Department has removed under Article 14.4(B) Directive 2004-38 because they did not satisfy its work...

      HM Passport Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passport examining officers HM Passport Office employed in each year since 2010.

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the number of overseas applications for passports has been in each month since March 2014.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

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

      Psychiatry: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether NHS psychiatrists who do not have a PhD and are on a Tier 2 visa will be affected by the International Skills Charge.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Diesel Engines: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of regulations for small diesel power plants.

    • Euratom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the cost of replicating EURATOM in the UK.

      Office for Nuclear Regulation: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of staff employed by the Office for Nuclear Regulation...

      Nuclear Power: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to acquire additional appropriately skilled and qualified staff to undertake nuclear safeguards work.

      Office for Nuclear Regulation: EURATOM

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the (a) cost and (b) additional staff requirements for the Office for Nuclear Regulation...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what amount of his Department's annual expenditure is allocated to work relating to the UK's exit from the EU.

      Infrastructure and Innovation: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government plans to take to increase levels of investment in (a) infrastructure and (b) technological...

      Small Businesses: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government plans to take to support small businesses to contribute to the generation of green energy.

      Small Businesses: Microgeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government plans to take to increase the capacity of small businesses to take advantage of energy...

      Radioactive Materials: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government plans to take to ensure that (a) nuclear power plants, (b) research facilities and (c)...

      European Research Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans the Government has for the relationship between the UK and the European Research Council after the UK leaves...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • China: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with (a) the Government and (b) businesses in China on the exploration of oil; and if...

    • Qatar: Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of the presence of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps in Qatar.

      North Korea: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what talks his Department has had with the Government of China as a result of the recent nuclear launch by North Korea.

      Mexico: Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when his Department last made representations to the Mexican Government on co-operation with the Inter-American Commission on...

      Qatar: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information he holds on reported Qatari contact with and support for political opposition groups in (a) Saudi Arabia, (b)...

      Qatar: Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of allegations concerning the presence of ISIS entities in Qatar.

      Egypt: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions have been held with the Egyptian Government and the aid that the UK can offer it in dealing with terrorist...

      British Overseas Territories: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department still plans to allocate £4.8 million each year over the course of the 2017 Parliament to support...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what protections will be offered to EU spouses of UK citizens who do not meet standard residency criteria once the UK has left the EU.

    • EU Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what estimate his Department has made of the number of EU institutions and other EU-related bodies which the UK will leave on leaving...

      European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will make an assessment of the merits of using super-affirmative procedures for secondary legislation under the European Union...

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Trade: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many officials of her Department and non-departmental public bodies have the word trade in their job title.

  • Department for Education

    • Higher Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of (a) rising tuition fees and (b) the abolition of maintenance grants on the increasing proportion of...

    • Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what alternative arrangements have been made for young people unable to attend school as a result of the Grenfell Tower fire.

      Pupils: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of period poverty on young women and girls in schools.

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many investigations have been undertaken by Ofsted into unregistered early years providers in each year since 2010.

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding from the public purse was provided to unregistered early years providers in each year since 2010.

      Students: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will establish a confidential helpline to offer students in England and Wales practical advice on the use of online services, risks to the...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprenticeships on the new Trailblazer apprenticeship standards have been commenced in (a) Borough of Haringey, (b) London and (c) England in...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding her Department has allocated for the marketing of its 30 free hours of childcare policy to parents in (a) England and (b) each local...

      Mental Health Services: Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to introduce the pilot scheme to assess the mental health of children entering the care system.

      Department for Education: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which of her Department's online services are only available in the Welsh language on request.

      Pupils: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her budget is for healthy pupils capital programme funding for each financial year to 2020.

      Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much has been paid through the pupil premium to children in (a) West Sussex and (b) other local education authorities in England in each of the...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the timetable is for her Department to publish the outcome of the 30 hours free childcare pilot scheme; and if she will make a statement.

      Department for Education: Brexit

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

      Department for International Trade: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the potential number of Acts or parts of Acts that will be subject to repeal as a result of provisions in the...

      Pre-school Education: South Tyneside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding has been made available to South Tyneside local authority for early years provision in each of the last seven years; and how much...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of the 2014 taking control of goods reform of bailiff law.

    • Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the outsourcing of electronic tagging of ex-offenders.

      Prisons: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the letter of 30 March 2017 sent by the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Justice to the Clerk of the Justice Select Committee on...

      Non-molestation Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many of non-molestation orders were issued by (a) courts in England and (b) Horsham County Court in (i) 2014-15, (ii) 2015-16 and (iii) 2016-17.

      Non-molestation Orders: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many non-molestation orders were issued that led to legal aid funding being granted at (a) courts in England and (b) Horsham County Court in (i)...

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the level of potential savings to motorists as a result of proposed reforms to claims for whiplash; and if he...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the current status is of HMP Holme House, HMP Ranby, HMP Kirklevington Grange, HMP Coldingly and HMP Highdown; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisons: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cell searches have been conducted in the period between one prisoner moving out of a cell and another moving in, in each of the last three years.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in which prison the largest amount of drugs was seized in the last 12 months.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when his Department plans to carry out a review of the Transforming Rehabilitation programme; and if he will consult staff representatives during that...

      Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what programme management capabilities his Department has developed to oversee the future development of the new generation electronic monitoring programme.

      National Probation Service for England and Wales: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff have left the National Probation Service in the last 12 months due to (a) stress and (b) ill health.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Grenfell Tower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assistance the Government has provided to the residents of Grenfell Tower to enable them to access legal aid.

      Prisons: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in which prison the largest number of phones was seized over the last 12 months.

      Prison Officers: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers have left the service due to (a) stress and (b) ill health in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisons: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what additional staffing resources the Government plans to allocate to prisons to enable officers and prison authorities to meet the objectives of the...

      Judiciary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to increase diversity in the judiciary.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what amount of his Department's annual expenditure is allocated to work relating to the UK's exit from the EU.

    • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the risk assessment outcomes are which influenced his Department not to purchase the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node in order to...

      HMS Queen Elizabeth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether HMS Queen Elizabeth is equipped with the Multifunctional Advanced Data Link; whether that link allows covert transmission of data; and if he...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the F35B is able to communicate with HMS Queen Elizabeth while in stealth mode; and if he will make a statement.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Link 16 communication channel for data sharing between F35B and older UK aircraft is a more secure data sharing channel than the BACN; and...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the F35B in stealth mode is indistinguishable on radar from an enemy missile; and if he will make a statement.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps have been taken to date to network carrier strike to identify the F35B; and if he will make a statement.

      Puma Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to replace the RAF Puma fleet; and when he expects to announce a final decision on replacement.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the UK is developing mission data file or mission data load for the F35B in conjunction with Australia; and if he will make a statement.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the F35B planes delivered to the UK have experienced (a) over-heating of the horizontal tail, (b) icing of the engine on the ground, (c) icing...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service-critical deficiency reports have been recorded to date on the F35B; and if he will make a statement.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what actions have been taken by his Department following the December 2016 report from the Pentagon in relation to the Autonomic Logistics Information...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government has the clearance to stress-test the ALIS system; and if he will make a statement.

      Deepcut Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will provide an update on the implementation of Recommendation 30 of the 2006 Deepcut Review, published in March 2006.

      HMS Queen Elizabeth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the broadband capability of HMS Queen Elizabeth is; and if he will make a statement.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether there have been any incidents of green glow in the helmets worn by F35B pilots; whether that green glow has impeded pilots' efforts to read...

      Devonport Dockyard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects the new base to be open for Royal Marines at Devonport Dockyard.

      Armed Forces: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent on social media by each branch of the armed forces in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) 2017 to date.

      Ministry of Defence: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's policy is on the (a) collection and (b) use of air-miles by his Department's personnel; who oversees that policy and by what...

      Sweden: Joint Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel and what equipment will be deployed as part of the Aurora 2017 military exercise being organised by Sweden in September 2017; and if...

      NATO: Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of each aircraft type from the UK took part in the NATO Tiger Meet in 2017; and if he will make a statement.

      Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the expected cost per ship of the Type 26 Global Combat Ship; and if he will make a statement.

      Cadets: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will meet the hon. Member for East Londonderry on visiting cadet detachments in Northern Ireland in 2017.

      Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether it is his policy to purchase any more Type 26 frigates on top of those frigates already announced.

      HMS Swiftsure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether there is a penalty clause for late delivery of the dismantling of HMS Swiftsure in the dismantling contract.

      Warships: Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the shipbuilding strategy will be published.

      Veterans: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of veterans who are homeless.

      Ministry of Defence: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many officials of his Department, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies have the word trade in their job title.

      Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his oral Answer of 10 July 2017, Official Report, column 24, to the hon. Member for Aberavon on the sourcing of steel for Type 26 Frigates,...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will remove the mandatory reassessment of people with progressive conditions, such as muscle-wasting conditions, who are in receipt of...

    • Personal Independence Payment: Cardiff Central

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people in Cardiff Central constituency have had their original personal independence payments decision...

      Personal Independence Payment: Torfaen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people in Torfaen constituency had personal independence payments overturned as a result of (a) mandatory...

      Jobcentres: Tredegar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants will be required to travel further than the distance considered reasonable by his Department to attend appointments and...

      Public Sector: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many public sector workers have been in receipt of universal credit since April 2013.

      Jobcentres: Pyle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants will be required to travel further than the distance considered reasonable by his Department to attend appointments and...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are in receipt of universal credit in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government plans to provide transitional financial support to women affected by the change in the retirement age; and if he will...

      Maternity Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people received maternity allowance in (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16 and (c) 2016-17.

      Personal Independence Payment: Neath

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the number and proportion is of people in Neath constituency who were categorised as lifelong recipients of disability living allowance...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average difference is in points awarded at initial assessment and on appeal for those who claim personal independence payment...

      Mental Illness: Unemployed People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the increase in mental health illness among unemployed people as highlighted in the findings of...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to introduce a legally binding extended producer responsibility scheme for litter.

    • Rowanoak Waste Services: Dudley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Environment Agency has met HM Revenue and Customs to discuss the business dealings of the landowners of the site...

      Rowanoak Waste Services: Dudley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Environment Agency has met HM Revenue and Customs to discuss the business dealings of the operators of Rowan Oak...

      Flood Control: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much of his Department's planned £2.5 billion investment in flood investments will be allocated to Leeds; and what...

      Fisheries: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which stocks will be considered as managed bycatch under the North Sea Multi Annual Plan.

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the food security implications of the UK leaving the EU on (a) world trade rules,...

      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 (a) the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • High Rise Flats: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many privately-owned residential blocks in (a) the Manchester City Council area, (b) Greater Manchester and (c) the UK have...

    • Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will set out the powers, scope, responsibilities and accountability of the recovery taskforce appointed to run the Royal...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will provide weekly updates on the number of Grenfell Tower fire survivors who have (a) been rehoused permanently and (b)...

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what amount of his Department's annual expenditure is allocated to work relating to the UK's exit from the EU.

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many Grenfell Tower fire survivors have been allocated case workers or social workers.

      Local Government: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has made an assessment of the capacity of local authorities to provide citizens with all the data that...

      Housing Infrastructure Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the Housing Infrastructure Fund will accept bids for the purpose of regeneration and renewal of New Town infrastructure.

      Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the request sent to local authorities by his Department requesting a sample of cladding to be removed and...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2017 to Question 3059, how many health and safety assessments on cladding and external wall...

  • HM Treasury

    • Fuels: Rural Areas

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to make fuel more affordable for people in rural areas.

    • Treasury: Staff

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many officials of his Department, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies have the word trade in their job title.

      Treasury: Brexit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, 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.

      National Insurance: Self-employed

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his oral contribution of 18 July 2017, on income tax and national insurance, what plans he has to change national insurance for self-employed people.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what amount of his Department's annual expenditure is allocated to work relating to the UK's exit from the EU.

    • Young People: Swansea East

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

      Young People: Ogmore

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people aged between 18 and 25 in Ogmore constituency were (a) recorded in the latest census estimate and (b) recorded on the electoral register.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what local government spending has been as a proportion of gross domestic product in each year since 2010.

      European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he (a) has had and (b) plans to have with the devolved administrations on areas of devolved competence in the European Union...

      Public Sector: Delyn

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

      Brain Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people aged (a) 30 to 40, (b) 41 to 50, (c) 51 to 60 and (d) over 60 have been diagnosed with brain cancer in each of the last five years.

      Young People: Delyn

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many 18 to 25-year olds in Delyn constituency are recorded (a) in the latest census estimate and (b) on the electoral register; and if he will make...

      Public Sector: Blaenau Gwent

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

      Elections: Fraud

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government has taken to implement the recommendations of Sir Eric Pickles' review of electoral fraud entitled Securing the ballot.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Big Lottery Fund: Newcastle upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information the Government holds on the size of the proposed reduction in the number of jobs proposed in the Big Lottery...

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what amount of her Department's annual expenditure is allocated to work relating to the UK's exit from the EU.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department plans to take to publicise the independent review of full-time social action by young people in...

  • Department of Health

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will place in the Library of both Houses records of communications that exist on the appointment of Lord Shinkwin to the Equality and Human...

    • Minister for Women and Equalities: Brexit

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many staff in the Government Equalities Office have responsibilities relating to the UK leaving the EU.

  • 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 Railway Agency.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, in the light of uncertainties surrounding the cost of HS2, what plans they have for producing detailed and up-to-date estimates.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of trains per hour that will run between Birmingham and London Euston once HS2 is completed.

      Air Routes: EU Countries

      Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of whether there is a legal mechanism by which airlines operating from the UK can fly to territories in the EU (1) if the UK ceases to be a...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken since the Grenfell Tower fire to verify that local authorities are meeting their obligations to plan for, and respond to, disasters.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Buscombe on 5 July (HL Deb, col 885) and in the light of the answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 29 June (HL Deb, col 660), how they intend...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have to encourage private and social landlords to allow tenants to have pets, in order to avoid the separation of pets from their owners.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of the United States in regard to their intended withdrawal from the Euratom Treaty; and what subjects were...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Bahrain following the cancellation of Sheikh Isa Qassim's citizenship.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Saudi Arabia about the bombing of civilians in Yeman; and what response they received.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, in the light of Brexit, what is their assessment of the need to maintain the double lock to protect the sovereignty of Gibraltar; and what measures they consider...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 27 June (HL 186), whether they intend to discuss the reported use of plastic bullets and the breaking up of...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking in Iraq and Syria to discharge the responsibility set out by Mark Field MP, Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, on 4 July...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Mark Field MP, Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, on 4 July (HC Deb. Cols 21–23WH) concerning the "special...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      Her Majesty's Government what powers they have to direct Northern Ireland departments on the allocation of funds, in the absence of a functioning Northern Ireland Executive.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Postgraduate Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what sources of funding are available for students on two-year masters courses, and whether they have plans to increase the size of government-backed loans...

  • Department for International Development

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the freedom of information response issued by the Department for International Development (DfID) on 13 March which stated that “whoever needs our...

    • South Sudan: Children

      Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of (1) children in South Sudan who are malnourished, and (2) South Sudanese children who are crossing into Uganda; and...

  • Department for Education

    • Refugees: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to take steps to suspend 11-plus examinations for entry to grammar schools in Buckinghamshire until there is clarity about the reasons for...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the benefits and costs to the UK of membership of the European Institute for Gender Equality.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many children referred to the National Referral Mechanism for victims of modern slavery in each year since 2010 were placed under a care order according to section 31...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what proportion of children who are eligible to receive 30 hours of free childcare are currently registered to begin receiving that childcare from September.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that schools (1) are aware of, and (2) adhere to, the provisions of the Children and Families Act 2014 which places a duty of care on...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what percentage of school children aged 14 to 16 went on an exchange trip from England to (1) Germany, and (2) France, in 2014; and whether they have made any...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the decision by Transport for London to stop using the term “ladies and gentlemen” for public announcements, whether they have issued...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Middle East: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 16 June (HL576), whether the trial of Mazher Mahmood is among those cases she refers to as...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Attendance Allowance: Pensioners

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many pensioners received Attendance Allowance in (1) London, and (2) the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, in each year since 2012, broken down between...

    • Attendance Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish details of their plans to devolve responsibility for Attendance Allowance to local authorities.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they will continue to increase annually the state pensions of UK citizens living in EU member states once the UK has withdrawn from the EU.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to ensure that the ruling by the Supreme Court on O'Brien (Appellant) v Ministry of Justice (Respondent) that same-sex couples should have equal...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the findings by Citizens Advice in its report Delivering Universal Credit, what steps they plan to take to reduce the time taken for the first...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many advance payments of universal credit have been made following a claim for universal credit since its introduction; and what proportion of all claims that number...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the lessons to be learned from the reports of the Scottish Government's Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality in the light of...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is the current strength of each battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is the current status of the programme for the purchase and deployment of the F-35 jet fighter plane.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the individual cost of the remaining F-35 fighter jets which they intend to acquire.

      Navy: Recruitment

      Her Majesty's Government what strategy is in place to meet recruitment and retention challenges faced by the Royal Navy.

  • Home Office

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 5 July (HL 50), what criteria fire and rescue authorities use to determine whether fire safety...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what financial assistance they have given to local authorities for the provision of accommodation for refugees; and how much has been given to each such...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what financial or other assistance they have given to cultural organisations to support their activities aiming to encourage the successful integration of refugees.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many asylum seekers are currently in custody awaiting final decisions on their settlement applications.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government under what circumstances a British citizen resident in the UK may seek leave for elderly dependants to enter the UK; and whether, following Brexit, the same rules will...

  • Wales Office

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what they communicated to the Welsh Government about the implications for capital provision or borrowing capacity consequent upon the possibility of government financial...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they consider that the government financial guarantees sought by the Heads of Valleys Development Company for the Circuit of Wales project would mean that the...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether, and if so when, the Welsh Government asked HM Treasury and the National Infrastructure Commission for their view or advice concerning the public sector...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government on what date the Welsh Government was given a draft copy of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill; and on what date they received written comments from the Welsh...

  • HM Treasury

    • Holiday Accommodation: Fire Prevention

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the costs of compliance for charities in implementing the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 20 February (HL5112), whether they intend to update the table on housing sales and stamp duty land tax to...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is the HMRC budget for national minimum wage enforcement for 2017–18; how many staff are expected to be employed by HMRC in national minimum wage enforcement...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Euratom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to leave the European Atomic Energy Community.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what their estimate of the number of UK nationals working in EU agencies that are located in (1) the UK, and (2) elsewhere in the EU.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether those EU citizens who have lived in the UK for more than five years, and who have therefore already qualified for permanent residency status, will be treated in...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to extend their offer regarding continued residence after Brexit to EU citizens in the UK.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have to increase charitable giving from higher-rate tax payers.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how they intend to monitor the effectiveness of grants given to those charities that have a turnover of less than £250,000 per year.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to convert Regulation (EU) 531/2012 regarding roaming on mobile networks into UK law; and, if so, what plans they have to agree a bilateral agreement...

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