Written answers

Thursday, 7 September 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • East Midlands Rail Franchise: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how he plans to ensure the reliability of services for passengers on the East Midlands franchise during the period when the InterCity125 trains are...

    • Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to work with the rail franchises to ensure greater reliability for passengers.

      Aviation: Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to lift the ban on flights from the UK to Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

      Aviation: Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of safety on international flights to Sharm el-Sheikh.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the (a) number and (b) nature of road traffic incidents recorded at the junction of Harwich Road and the A120...

      Northern Rail: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many Northern Rail trains on the Harrogate line in the last 12 months had two carriages.

      Aviation: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the (a) effect on passengers and (b) extent of airlines overbooking flights; and if he will make a statement.

      Wales and Borders Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations his Department received from the Welsh Government on the transfer of functions necessary to procure the next Wales and Borders...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to procure more Class 700 trains.

      Rolling Stock: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the rail industry's preparedness for all UK rolling stock to be compliant with the Persons of Reduced Mobility...

  • Home Office

    • Acids

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on transactions involving substances listed in Part 3 of Schedule 1A to the Poisons Act 1972 which may be used both as an...

    • Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to commence the appointment process for the second Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner; and what criteria will be used to...

      Knives: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the reported figures are on knife crime in each of the last five years in (a) Calderdale, (b) Kirklees, (c) Bradford, (d) Leeds and (e)...

      Police: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much compensation was paid to police officers by (a) Lancashire, (b) Greater Manchester, (c) Cumbria, (d) Merseyside and (e) Cheshire...

      Motorcycles: Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times police officers requested permission for squad cars to pursue a moped in (a) 2015 and (b) 2016; and on how many occasions...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Supreme Court judgment of 22 February 2017 and her Department's subsequent pause on decision-making on certain...

      Electronic Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to comments made by the former Director of GCHQ Robert Hannigan on the BBC's Today programme of 10 July 2017, if she will...

      Poisons: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how section 3(1)(c) of the Poisons Act 1972 is enforced for online retailers.

      Crimes of Violence: Acids

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to identify the specific chemicals being used in corrosive substance attacks.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children have been transferred to the UK under the Dublin III Regulation since January 2017; and if she will make a statement.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the number of children is who were transferred under the Dublin III Regulation in 2016 by nature of the relative they were reunited with.

      Animal Experiments: Cats

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to Table 4 of the Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals, Great Britain, 2016, what the experiments...

      Animal Experiments: Primates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to Table 2.3 of the Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals, Great Britain, 2016, how her Department...

      Animal Experiments: Primates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the primates used in experimental procedures in 2016 were F1, born from wild parents, or F2 greater, born from parents who were also...

      Animal Experiments: Primates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many primates used in experiments for the first time in 2016 came from Asia or Africa; and what steps the Government is taking to ensure...

      Animal Experiments: Primates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government has taken to reduce the use of monkeys in regulatory testing for human medicines since 2016.

      Poisons Act 1972

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to amend the Poisons Act 1972; and if she will make a statement.

      Acids: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had since 16 July 2017 with retailers on restriction of sales of acids and other corrosive substances.

      Asylum: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the UK will continue to apply the Dublin III Regulation when the UK leaves the EU.

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the July 2017 report by Christine Beddoe on separated and unaccompanied minors in Europe, whether the Government plans to...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether officials are working with French authorities to ensure that unaccompanied child refugees in France have information about their...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the results of the evaluation of the National Referral Mechanism pilot will be announced.

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many councils have (a) ended their involvement in the voluntary national transfer scheme to take child refugees and (b) suspended...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Pubs Code Adjudicator: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the performance of the Pubs Code Adjudicator.

    • Public Houses: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many breaches of the Pubs Code have been reported to him by the Pubs Code Adjudicator since that code was enacted.

      Pubs Code Adjudicator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many former clients of the Pubs Code Adjudicator are the responsibility of the Adjudicator for regulation.

      Public Houses: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Pubs Code in meeting the objectives that have been set for it.

      Public Houses: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on how many market rent only agreements have been offered by pub owning companies...

      Pubs Code Adjudicator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many cases of adjudication the Pubs Code Adjudicator has considered since July.

      Competition: Unfair Practices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recourse is available to companies which share key business information confidentially with a potential buyer...

      Public Houses and Pubs Advisory Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent meetings he has had with representatives of (a) pub tenants and (b) the Pubs Advisory Service.

      Competition Appeal Tribunal: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the performance of the Competition Appeal Tribunal against its objectives since that...

      Competition Appeal Tribunal: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much was spent on the recruitment process for the members of the Competition Appeal Tribunal appointed on 20 July 2017.

      Competition Appeal Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has received representations on the (a) decisions made by (b) the process adopted by and (c) the members of...

      Competition Appeal Tribunal: Business Interests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the register of interests of the members of the Competition Appeal Tribunal.

      Competition Appeal Tribunal: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the cost to the public purse was of the Competition Appeal Tribunal in each year since it was established.

      Competition Appeal Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many cases were considered by the Competition Appeal Tribunal in each month since it was created.

      Consumers: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to strengthen the powers of consumer enforcement bodies.

      Energy: Pre-payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to introduce a new duty on energy companies to set out a timetable to reduce the number of people on...

      Social Services: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many meetings his Department has had with representatives of the care sector on the payment of sleep-in shifts for...

      Competition and Markets Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish a position paper on the future of the Competition and Markets Authority and its role in...

      BMW: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has made to BMW on the use of British steel to construct the e-Mini at Cowley.

      Carbon Capture and Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the Government's policy is for carbon capture and storage.

      Whisky: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of providing the Scotch whisky industry with a sectoral...

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to introduce an energy price cap.

      Small Businesses: Glasgow East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support micro-enterprises in Glasgow East constituency.

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what equality impact assessment his Department has undertaken on the introduction of a cap on energy bills; and if he...

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what distributional analysis his Department has undertaken on the introduction of a cap on energy bills; and if he will...

      Consumers: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department plans to publish the Consumer Law Green Paper.

      Foreign Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to (a) publish the outcome of the Government's consultation and (b) introduce legislation on property...

      Comite Europeen de Normalisation and Comite Europeen de Normalisation Electrotechnique: Membership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his Department plans for UK membership of the CEN and CENELEC committees after the UK leaves the EU.

      Certification Quality Marks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the UK will continue to mandate the use of the CE mark for goods sold in the UK after the UK leaves the EU.

      Toys and Games: Counterfeit Manufacturing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to stop the sale of counterfeit toys online.

      Directors: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Government's paper, Corporate Governance Reform, published on 29 August 2017, whether companies...

      Business: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Government's paper, Corporate Governance Reform, published on 29 August 2017, whether annual pay...

      Business: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Government's paper, Corporate Governance Reform, published on 29 August 2017, what...

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether legislation is required to implement the Government's proposed cap on household energy prices.

      Business: Stafford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps his Department has taken to support businesses in Stafford constituency.

      Social Services: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, under what provisions enforcement activity on the payment of sleep-in shifts by social care providers was temporarily...

      Energy: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many and what proportion of people in (a) the West Midlands and (b) Coventry South constituency will be covered by...

      Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that small and medium-sized enterprises are not adversely affected as a result of the...

      Trading Standards: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding his Department has allocated to Welsh trading standards offices to tackle counterfeit electrical goods...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Nuclear Disarmament

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the joint statement signed by the UK, the US and France on 7 July 2017, for what reasons the new ban treaty...

    • Diego Garcia: Ilois

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, under what circumstances Chagossians are allowed to visit the graves of their ancestors and East Point Plantation on Diego Garcia.

      Uganda: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to (a) promote free and fair elections and (b) support democratic institutions in Uganda.

      Colombia and Venezuela: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans Ministers of his Department have to visit (a) Colombia and (b) Venezuela in the next 12 months.

      Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which countries currently have sanctions imposed upon them as part of UN or EU obligations; and if he will publish what form...

      Prisoners: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK citizens were serving custodial sentences in EU member states in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013, (e) 2014,...

      Mexico: Death and Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Mexican Government on the investigations of the death of Javier Valdez and the...

      Nagorno Karabakh: Civilians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support his Department is providing to civilian conflict prevention and peace building in Nagorno-Karabakh.

      Nagorno Karabakh: Civilians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of reports of civilian deaths near the line of contact separating Armenian and Azeri...

      Central European University

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Hungarian Government and (b) his counterparts in the EU on the future of the...

      Chechnya: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the report, published by the Russian LGBT network on 31 July 2017, on the widespread detention...

      Islamic State: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 2 March 2017 to Question 65626, whether the Government plans to continue to provide quarterly...

      Iran: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Government of Iran on that Government's treatment of Christians.

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate his Department made prior to the EU referendum being held of the administrative and travel costs of renegotiating...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK-based staff of his Department there were in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013, (e) 2014, (f) 2015, (g) 2016...

      Syria: International Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has been invited to attend the meeting of a new contact group on Syria at the UN in New York in...

      Israel: Bedouin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Israeli Government on the removal of citizenship from people living in Bedouin...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Voting Rights: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the Government plans to introduce legislation to provide for votes for life for UK citizens living abroad.

    • Voting Rights: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to extend overseas voting rights for life.

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 21 July 2017 to Question 5399, on public sector: procurement, how the response that the information on whether a certificate...

      Young People: Gower

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

      Voting Rights: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government has plans to introduce legislative proposals to allow Britons living abroad for longer than 15 years to vote in UK elections;...

      GDS Advisory Board

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reasons the GDS Advisory Board minutes for the first and second quarters of 2017 have not been published.

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of freedom of information requests sent to the Government Mystery Shopper service has been withheld on the grounds that the information...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress is being made on the development of the detailed Cyber Science and Technology strategy referred to in paragraph 7.3.5 of the Government's...

      Public Sector: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, who is responsible for the timetable on publishing the findings of the Government's race audit of public services.

      Committee on Standards in Public Life

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what was discussed at the meeting between Capital and the Committee for Standards in Public Life in their meeting on 11 April 2017; and what work of...

      Public Sector: Gower

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

      Business Appointments Advisory Committee: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many letters published on the Acoba website were published there more than one month after being sent in (a) the past 12 months and (b) each year...

      Voting Rights: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his policy is on extending the length of time during which overseas electors are eligible to vote in UK elections and referendums.

      Social Services

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 4 July 2017 to Question 1153, on social services, what steps he is taking to ensure that the consultation into social care...

  • Attorney General

    • War Crimes

      To ask the Attorney General, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the ratification of crimes of aggression as defined by the International Criminal Court into domestic law.

    • Legal Profession: Training

      To ask the Attorney General, with reference to his oral contribution of 27 October 2016, Official Report, column 410, whether he plans to look at guidance given by the Crown Prosecution Service...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to work closely with disability-focused organisations to improve the effectiveness of the UK's...

    • Asia: Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the recent rise in malaria cases in Delhi, India; and what support her Department is providing to...

      Yemen: Cholera

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the Government plans to increase funding available for the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan to tackle the cholera outbreak in...

      European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Directorate General: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if the UK will continue to fund the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department after the UK leaves the EU;...

      Overseas Aid: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she plans to publish a position paper on the future of British development assistance after the UK leaves the EU; and if she...

      EU Development Fund: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much each Commonwealth country receives from the EU Development Fund; whether the UK will continue to pay into the EU Development...

  • Department for Education

    • Children: Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her Department's role is in the Government's childhood obesity strategy; what work her Department is engaged in with other government departments...

    • Schools: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the debate in Westminster Hall on Children's Health: Access to Milk of 28 March 2017, what steps her Department is taking to (a)...

      Physical Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what funding will be allocated to PE out of the Healthy Pupil Capitals Programme in England and Wales for 2017 to 2022; what the source of these funds...

      Primary Education: School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the proportion of primary school children who eat a lunch provided by their school.

      Academies: School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans her Department has to introduce mealtime standards for academies.

      Children: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children was eligible for free school meals in (a) Barnsley and (b) the UK in each of the last seven years.

      Pupils: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will publish guidance given to primary schools on the implementation of the Healthy Pupils Capital Programme; and if she will make a statement.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her policy is on creating new free schools; and if she will make a statement.

      Pre-school Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the implications for its policies of the Social Mobility Commission's findings in its report, Time for...

      Children: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children's homes in England are (a) local authority-owned, (b) privately-owned and (c) other for each year for which data is available since...

      Children: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many care homes there were in (a) England and (b) the North West broken down by (i) local authority ownership, (ii) private ownership and (iii)...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children were absent from their placements in (a) England and (b) North West for each year for which data is available since the publication...

      Children in Care: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will provide an estimate of the number of looked-after children who have special educational needs, for each of the last five years for which...

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will publish the Key Stage examination grades for (a) looked-after children and (b) other children, broken down by (i) Key Stage placement and...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average number was of looked-after children that local authorities placed in children's homes for each year for which information is...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the average cost of residential care provision per child per week for each year for which information is available since...

      Pupils: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what attendance rates at school were for (a) looked-after children and (b) other children by educational provider for each year for which data is...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of looked-after children were in out of borough placements in (a) England, (b) the North West and (c) Stockport for each...

      Runaway Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of looked-after children went missing from placements in (a) England and (b) the North West for more than 24 hours for each year for...

      Pupils: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will publish the number of (a) looked-after children and (b) other children who have been subject to a final warning or reprimanded, by age,...

      Schools: Governing Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of introducing a stipend to aid the recruitment and retention of school governors.

      Schools: Governing Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to improve training and development for school governors.

      Children's Centres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which Sure Start Children's Centres have closed since May 2015.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to her oral statement of 17 July 2017, Official Report, column 565, what estimate she has made of the savings to be made from the free...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to publish the safeguarding strategy for unaccompanied asylum-seeking and refugee children.

      Mathematics: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she expects to set out her plans to implement the recommendations in Sir Adrian Smith's review of post-16 mathematics, published on 20 July 2017.

      Special Educational Needs: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teachers of the deaf were employed by each unitary and county council in England in each of the last five academic years.

      Special Educational Needs: Brent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department holds data on the number of rejected EHCP applications in the London Borough of Brent in 2015-16.

      Schools: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much of the education capital budget was allocated to (a) free schools, (b) academies and (c) maintained schools in each year since 2009-10; and...

      Academies: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and which heads of multi-academy trusts earn more than £150,000 per annum.

      Special Educational Needs: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what consultation her Department held with Kent County Council on recent funding decisions for newly-assessed high-needs pupils.

      Learndirect

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding from the Adult Education budget was requested by learndirect Ltd for 2017-18.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many eligibility codes for 30 hours of free childcare have been validated by providers and local authorities.

      Classroom Assistants: Average Earnings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2017 to Question 61630, on classroom assistants: average earnings, if she will provide the same salary data for 2016.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Dangerous Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to publish the outcome of the consultation on dangerous driving proposals which closed in February 2016.

    • Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many appeals against decisions on (a) personal independence payment and (b) employment and support allowance were heard at (i) Blackburn, (ii)...

      Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the target time is for the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority to assess a claim.

      Courts: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many British sign language court interpreters are available in each region in England.

      Criminal Injuries Compensation: Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the letter to him from Barnardo's, Victim Support, Liberty, Rape Crisis and the National Working Group of 18 July 2017, if he will...

      Cammell Laird: Strikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Youth Justice of 25 April 2017, Official Report, column 992,...

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what target his Department has set for the length of time between an appeal being lodged with the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal and the hearing date.

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of appeals lodged with the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal met the target time for a hearing date between 31 July 2016 to...

      Trials: Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to extend the broadcasting of court proceedings.

      Prisons: Port Talbot

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, Whether he or Ministers of his Department have plans to attend the public meeting in Port Talbot on 20 September 2017 on the proposed siting of a prison...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government is taking to reduce violence and self-harm among prisoners.

      Prisons: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, What assessment his Department has made of the appropriate ratio of staff to prisoners in each prison for operating a safe and rehabilitative prison regime.

  • Prime Minister

    • Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions she has had with the devolved administrations on the terms of reference of an inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal; and if she will publish all...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Falkland Islands: Air Routes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 17 July 2017 to Question 4601, what the timetable is for the publication of costs related to the re-routing of the South...

    • Department of Health: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the current (a) underspend and (b) overspend is for each of his Department's equipment projects that have progressed beyond main gate approval.

      Air Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the current difference is between the number of serving RAF personnel and the full-time military trained strength of the RAF.

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate his Department has made of the total cost to the public purse of the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2017 to Question 5260, on the Navy, whether the personnel numbers targets have changed from SDSR 2015 for each...

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many P-8 Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft will be purchased.

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the new P-8 Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft are planned to provide 24-hour cover for the UK's nuclear deterrent and aircraft carriers.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will adopt a no first use policy in relation to the UK's nuclear weapons capability; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Unemployed People: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions his Department has had with the Department of Health on the mental health of unemployed people.

    • Unemployed People: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to support the mental health of unemployed people.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the projected number of children under the age of five who live in households that will be affected by the freeze...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the projected number of children under the age of five who live in households that will be affected by the...

      Jobcentres: Mountain Ash

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of claimants who will be required to travel further than a distance considered reasonable by his...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many children under the age of five were living in households affected by the benefits cap in each of the last four years.

      Unemployed People: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the findings of the UK Council for Psychotherapy's analysis of the mental health of unemployed people,...

      Universal Credit: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to Lord Freud's evidence to the Work and Pensions Select Committee on 17 September 2012, what steps his Department is taking to...

      Personal Independence Payment: Bury St Edmunds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of constituents in Bury St Edmunds constituency have had their personal independence payments overturned as a...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applicants moving from disability living allowance to personal independence payment have been awarded less than they were receiving...

      Telereal Trillium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of (a) jobcentres, (b) back of house offices and (c) centres for health and disability assessments earmarked for closure are...

      Jobcentres: Blaenau Gwent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many female unemployment benefit claimants between the ages of 55 and 64 have secured jobs through job centres in Blaenau Gwent during the...

      AEA Group: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people affected by the failure of the AEA Technology pension scheme.

      First Aid: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to amend health and safety regulations on first aid training and needs assessment for mental health.

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 25 July 2017 to Question 5348, how many health and safety assessments on cladding and external wall insulation...

      Jobcentres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claimants accessing jobcentre services are (a) long-term unemployed, (b) identified as having additional...

      Jobcentres: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of regional corporate hubs or shared premises as part of the planned changes to...

      Jobcentres: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the evidential basis is for the jobcentre services in Scotland meeting the Government's criteria of three miles or 20 minutes radius...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that people with a learning disability who are in receipt of jobseeker's allowance have access...

      Employment: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of personal independence payments on retention of employment among people with a learning...

      Employment: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment his Department has made of the costs and benefits of increasing the employment rate of people with a learning disability.

      Jobcentres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has made an assessment of the effect of jobcentre and Jobcentre Plus closures on the ability of jobcentre users to access job...

      Jobcentres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment was carried out prior to jobcentre and Jobcentre Plus closures on the potential effect of such closures on the levels of (a)...

      Citizens Advice Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, (a) on which date he last met Citizens Advice Scotland and (b) what issues were discussed during that meeting.

      Jobcentres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Minister for Employment's oral contribution of 19 July 2017, Official Report, column 823, whether trade unions have been...

      Jobcentres: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to publish the equality impact assessment on jobcentre closures in Scotland; and if he will place a copy of that assessment in...

      Work Capability Assessment: Audio Recordings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applicants for (a) employment and support allowance and (b) personal independence payment in North West England requested that their...

      Work Capability Assessment: Audio Recordings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 5 April 2017 to Question 69482, on work capability assessments, when he expects the results of the pilot to...

      Jobcentres: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 17 July 2017 to Question 4515, what assessment he has made of potential transport difficulties experienced by...

      Jobcentres: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 17 July 2017 to Question 4515, if he will publish the equality analysis referred to; and if he will make a statement.

      Jobcentres: Liverpool Riverside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 17 July 2017 to Question 4515, what estimate his Department has made of the number of claimants living outside...

      Jobcentres: Liverpool Riverside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 17 July 2017 to Question 4515, what estimate his Department has made of the number of Liverpool, Riverside...

      Work Capability Assessment: Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people over retirement age in receipt of disability living allowance have been called in for a review in the last four years.

      Personal Independence Payment: Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people over state retirement age have applied for personal independence payments; and how many of those people are now in receipt of...

      Employment Schemes: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has to replace funding from the European Social Fund for employment programmes after the UK leaves the EU.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 12 September 2016 to Question 44265, if the Government will respond to the second Independent review of the...

      Work Capability Assessment: Chronic Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance is given to work capability assessors who deal with claimants who suffer from chronic fluctuating conditions.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Air Pollution: Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent analysis his Department has undertaken of scientific evidence linking air pollution to dementia, and if he will...

    • Whisky: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government plans to take to protect the status of Scottish whisky as a premium product in exports to the US...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with Welsh Government Ministers on the future of farm subsidies after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he has estimated how much of insulation used in high-rise and low-rise buildings is (a) polyisocyanurate foam, (b)...

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he will consider a system of binary classification of building cladding material as either combustible or non-combustible.

      Fire Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether it is his policy to maintain the desktop study route for materials to meet fire safety approval.

      Wind Power: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of adopting the recommendations of the report of the Northern...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will ensure that relevant lessons on fire prevention in high-rise buildings are learned from countries which have a good...

      Building Regulations: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 28 July 2017 to Question 2714, if he will publish research or work commissioned before the Grenfell...

      Grenfell Tower: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether Grenfell Tower was equipped with a functioning wet or dry riser system.

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what evidence his Department holds on compliance with Article 12 of the Issue of energy performance certificates of the...

  • Scotland Office

    • Citizens Advice Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, (a) on which date he last met representatives of Citizens Advice Scotland and (b) what issues were discussed.

    • Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, on which date he last visited a food bank.

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he plans to visit a food bank in the month of September 2017.

  • HM Treasury

    • Debts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect that a statutory breathing space for indebted households would have on alleviating problem debt and...

    • Halifax Bank of Scotland: Fraud

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department has spent in connection with HBOS fraud cases since they arose.

      Foreign Exchange

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 17 July 2017 to Question 4713, how he will ensure that the research on the effect of pricing structures on consumer value choices...

      Annuities

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to make changes to the criteria for enhanced annuity on the grounds of ill health.

      Cooperatives: Regulation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has for regulation of cooperatives after the UK has left the EU.

      Foreign Exchange

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department's decision not to gold-plate the Payment Services Regulations by increasing transparency in foreign exchange pricing is consistent...

      Foreign Exchange

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Government response to the consultation on the Payment Services Regulations, what steps his Department will take to (a) bear in mind...

      Excise Duties: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of increases in alcohol duty on the viability of pubs.

      Debts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government plans to establish a breathing space scheme for vulnerable families in debt.

      Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether HM Treasury has exempted gambling services from The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer)...

      Foreign Exchange: Small Businesses

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Answer of 18 April 2017 to Question 69488, whether his Department's research on the effect of pricing structures on consumer...

      National Insurance Contributions: Offenders

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, by what date he intends to implement a national insurance contributions exemption for businesses employing ex-offenders.

      Plastic Surgery: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how the rate of VAT payable for cosmetic surgery procedures is calculated.

      Cash Dispensing: Rural Areas

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment the Government has made of the effect of closure of ATMs in rural areas on the economies and communities of those areas.

      Business: Terrorism

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that businesses affected by terrorism do not experience unnecessary delays in receiving payments from...

      Revenue and Customs: Brexit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish a position paper on the future of HM Revenue and Customs after the UK leaves the EU and its role in investigating tax avoidance by...

      Non-domestic Rates: Appeals

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the new business rates appeal process known as check, challenge, appeal; and if he will make...

      Non-domestic Rates: Appeals

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many businesses appealed their business rates in each of the last seven years in (a) England, (b) each English region and (c) each local authority area.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many eligibility codes for 30 hours of free childcare were generated before the deadline of 31 August 2017.

      Fire Extinguishers: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much is levied each year in additional business rates due to (a) sprinklers and (b) other fire protection systems being classified as plant and...

      Fire Extinguishers: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much is levied in additional business rates on landlords of residential properties as a result of the classification of sprinkler systems as plant and...

      CCTV: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much is levied in additional business rates as a result of the installation of CCTV attracting a higher level of such rates.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what plans he has made to prevent UK nationals from being separated from their families if they become unable to continue to reside...

    • Aerospace Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent discussions his Department has had with the aerospace industry on the negotiations for the UK leaving the EU.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the Answer of 5 September 2016 to Question 43742, how much his Department (a) has spent on legal advice to date and...

      EU Nationals: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of the effect of changes to the status of EU citizens after the UK has left the EU on the rights of...

      Companies: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on (a) the total number and (b) trends in the number of UK companies choosing to...

      National Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on ensuring future cooperation with the EU on security policy after the UK has...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had during negotiations with the EU on a transition period between the UK leaving the EU and the start date...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Defence Equipment: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the value was of UK export orders of defence equipment and services in each of the last five years.

    • Overseas Companies: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what advice on human rights is given to UK companies doing business in China.

      Arms Trade: Trade Fairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which countries have received invitations from the Government to the Defence and Security Equipment International Exhibition at the ExCel...

      UK Trade and Investment Defence and Security Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the Defence and Security Organisation priority markets are for 2017-18.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sportsgrounds: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information her Department holds on the extent of purchase of UK sports stadia by private equity companies in the last 10...

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

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the number of staff employed by her Department by region in each of the least five years.

      WiFi: Neath

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps she has taken to improve wifi coverage in Neath constituency.

      Mining: Cultural Heritage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what programmes or events her Department funds to celebrate, protect and promote the culture and heritage of former mining...

      Treasure Act 1996

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans to bring forward the review of the Treasure Act Code of Practice.

      Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of reductions in local government funding for sporting facilities on the...

      Sports: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what national funding sources are available to Welsh sporting bodies.

      Sports Competitors: Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions her Department is having with the Home Office on ensuring that transitional arrangements are in place for the...

      Tourist Attractions: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of security arrangements at popular visitor attractions in the UK; and...

      Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment she has made of the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

      Telephone Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what comparative assessment her Department has made of the (a) process and (b) length of time taken for consumers and...

      Listed Events: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the effect on the sporting listed events of the UK leaving the EU; and whether she has plans...

      YouTube

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information her Department holds on the number of paid YouTube contributors in the UK.

      Broadband: Gower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps she has taken to improve broadband coverage in Gower constituency.

      Betting Shops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will introduce measures to prevent clustering of betting shops and reform planning guidance on the placement of betting...

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will introduce legislation to increase the delay between spins of Fixed Odds Betting Terminals.

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what Government assistance is provided to people made financially destitute by gambling addiction.

      Betting Shops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make it her policy to introduce stricter obligations on betting shops to determine the financial capacity of...

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to promote music education and support the development of future professional musicians in the UK.

      Broadband: Inverclyde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many premises in Inverclyde constituency are able to receive superfast broadband services through BDUK-supported projects...

  • Wales Office

  • Department of Health

    • Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on patient care of the requirements for routine outpatient clinics working out of a...

    • Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice his Department gave to Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospital Trust on myth busting in public communications during the purdah period of the 2017...

      NHS: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to fill vacancies in the NHS.

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people are in receipt of NHS continuing healthcare in each (a) parliamentary constituency and (b) clinical commissioning group.

      Coeliac Disease: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department is doing to improve access to gluten-free food for people with coeliac disease.

      Coeliac Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department is doing to improve recognition of coeliac disease by primary care health services.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve the rates of early intervention in treating eating disorders in England.

      Incontinence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many continence nurses were employed by each of the 135 acute non-specialist NHS trusts at (a) 31 July 2016 and (b) 31 July 2017.

      Pregnancy: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure all new mothers' mental health problems are identified as early as possible.

      Surrogate Motherhood: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 8 March 2017 to Question 66737, when he plans to introduce legislative proposals to give single parents with children...

      Pregnancy: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of mental health advice given by health care professionals during the antenatal period.

      Surrogate Motherhood: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to lay before Parliament a remedial order to allow single parents to apply for a parental order following surrogacy.

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect on patient safety of exceeding the average bed occupancy rate recommended by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

      Eating Disorders: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 1.86 of the Autumn Statement 2014, how much of the £150 million made available for child and adolescent eating disorder...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to tackle long hospital stays for patients with complex mental health needs as a result of insufficient community or...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total expenditure was by the NHS on pharmaceutical industry products in each of the last five years.

      Diabetes: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS has spent on drugs and products related to diabetes in each of the last five years.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GPs in Great Britain and Northern Ireland registered to practise there were on 1 July 2017.

      Diabetes: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many specialist diabetes nurses there were on 1 July 2017.

      Obesity: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many bariatric procedures were conducted in 2016.

      Dewsbury and District Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to visit Dewsbury and District Hospital in the next 12 months.

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of claims made by care providers that paying historical minimum wage arrears owed to care workers who have...

      Hospices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to increase the parity of funding of children's hospices and adult hospices.

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