Written answers

Monday, 11 September 2017

  • HM Treasury

    • Taxation: USA

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential additional administrative and financial burdens placed on UK financial services of complying...

    • Revenue and Customs: Environment Protection

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 46 of the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) Annual Report and Accounts 2016-17, what account was taken by HMRC of its Greening Government...

      Revenue and Customs: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost of having the HM Revenue and Customs regional hub for Yorkshire in (a) Leeds and (b) Bradford.

      Revenue and Customs: Staff

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of staff at HM Revenue and Customs are employed on a sub-contractual basis.

      National Insurance Contributions: Self-employed

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Government plans to introduce legislative proposals for the abolition of Class 2s NICS as announced in the 2016 Budget.

      Corporation Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 28 June 2017 to Question 957, what the evidential basis is for the increase in corporation tax receipts referred to being directly...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what methods his Department has adopted to monitor and encourage compliance with the best practice set out in his Department's Green Book.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, from which part of the Government's budget the £1.5 billion package of funding attributed to the supply and confidence deal with the Democratic...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he intends to publish updates to the Treasury Green Book.

      Unemployment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many economically inactive people there were in the UK in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d), 2013, (e) 2014, (f) 2015, (g) 2016 and (h) 2017.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been collected from Welsh police forces through the apprenticeship levy; and how much of that has been passed on to the Welsh Government.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much from the apprenticeship levy has been given to the Welsh Government since the levy came into force.

      Treasury: Staff

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many civil servants were based in his Department in each year from 2010 to 2017.

      Treasury: Public Expenditure

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many times retrospective permission for spending has been (a) requested and (b) granted by his Department in each year since 2010.

      Atomic Weapons Research Establishment: Conditions of Employment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons employees of the management company running the Atomic Weapons Establishment are considered private sector employees for the purpose of...

      Child Tax Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many child tax credit claimants in (a) Glasgow city, (b) Scotland and (c) the UK are having deductions made from child tax credit payments to service...

      Treasury: Secondment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many applications his Department has received for (a) internal loans and (b) secondments from civil servants in each year since 2010.

      Treasury: Cybercrime

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the principle set out in paragraph 5.3.6 of the Government's Cyber Security Strategy that everyone who works in government has a sound awareness of...

      Treasury: Assets

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in which of the last 10 years his Department has submitted a strategic asset management plan to the Government Property Unit.

      Treasury: Consultants

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of consultancy assignments procured by his Department are paid at a daily rate.

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the costs are of any break clauses in HMT Project 216, PFI Eastbrook.

      Treasury: Contracts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the costs are of any break clauses in his Department's Project 395, GOGGS West.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the performance indicators are which he has agreed with National Savings and Investments for the delivery of tax-free childcare.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many parents have successfully signed up for (a) 30-hours free childcare, (b) tax-free childcare and (c) both 30-hours free childcare and tax-free childcare.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been spent from the public purse in compensation to recipients of tax credits for errors caused by HM Revenue and Customs in the last seven...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been lost from the public purse as a result of HM Revenue and Customs errors in respect of tax credits in (a) the UK and (b) Wansbeck...

      Debt Relief (Developing Countries) Act 2010

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what post-legislative scrutiny his Department has carried out on the effectiveness of the Debt Relief (Developing Countries) Act 2010.

      European Investment Bank

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many new projects in the UK have been (a) signed-off and (b) financed by the European Investment Bank in each of the last 12 months.

      Terrorism

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans his Department has to update the 1993 Reinsurance Act and the process of certifying terror attacks.

      Paye

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish the post-implementation review of PAYE Real Time Information.

      Treasury: Procurement

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many procurements undertaken by his Department have taken more than (a) three months, (b) six months, (c) one year and (d) two years.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department has paid from the public purse in compensation for errors relating to (a) tax-free and (b) 30 hours of free childcare; and what...

      Historic Buildings: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Heritage Maintenance Funds; and if he will make a statement.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many potentially eligible parents were unable to access their eligibility codes for their 30 hours of free childcare due to technical issues with the...

      Treasury: Buildings

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department has received from sub-lets on its estate in each year since 2010.

      Tourism: Northern Ireland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress the Government has made on its consultation report on the effect of VAT on tourism in Northern Ireland.

      Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost has been to the public purse of the Help to Buy ISA policy since the introduction of that scheme.

      European Union: Assets

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the (a) proportion and (b) total amount of EU assets that the UK will be entitled to on the day that the UK leaves the EU.

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 18 July 2017 to Question 3921, by what process he plans to assess the balance of pay referred to in that Answer for pay awards for...

      Stamp Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of stamp duty levels on the housing market; and if he will make a statement.

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of abolishing the Class 2 National Insurance category on the living standards of people earning under £6,000...

      Taxation: Electronic Government

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, by what date the free software promised by HM Revenue and Customs for smaller companies to comply with Making Tax Digital will be made available.

      Cultural Heritage: Capital Taxes

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of inheritance tax and capital gains tax exemptions for heritage assets.

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will remove the pay cap for public sector workers and ensure that the Barnett formula for the devolved institutions is reflected in that decision.

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how many voters were wrongly excluded from the electoral list at the...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Housing Benefit: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with a mental illness living in supported housing are in receipt of housing benefit.

    • Social Security Benefits: Kingston upon Hull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure minimal disruption in the regularity in which claimants in Hull will receive income from their benefits...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many breaches of data protection there have been in his Department in each year since 2010; and to which parts of his Department's work...

      Pension Service: Cwmbran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department made of public transport provision for former Cwmbran Pension Centre staff whose posts will be relocated to...

      Pension Service: Cwmbran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the closure of Cwmbran Pension Centre on local communities.

      Pension Service: Cwmbran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what consultation was undertaken with staff at Cwmbran Pension Centre before the decision to relocate those staff to North Cardiff.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefits appeals are received by his Department on the basis of correspondence not having been received.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many sanctions have been issued to claimants who have a registered mental health illness in the last 12 months.

      Universal Credit: Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to inform current benefit claimants in Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle constituency that they are entitled to an...

      Universal Credit: Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of claimants in Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle constituency who will wait more than six weeks to...

      Universal Credit: Kingston upon Hull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people in Hull who will claim universal credit when it is introduced there in 2018.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to respond to the letter of 7 July 2017 from the hon. Member for Glasgow East on the proposed closure of Easterhouse and...

      Universal Credit: Benefits Rules

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons there is a seven-day waiting period for universal credit; and what assessment he has made of the effect of that waiting...

      Jobcentres: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average length of time is that a jobcentre work coach has available to spend with each claimant at each appointment.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit starts since 1 April 2017 were by recipients of employment and support allowance.

      Disability: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the introduction of universal credit on the take-up of higher education for full-time...

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if the Government will make an assessment of the findings of the London School of Economics Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion...

      Social Mobility: Labour Market

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to page 71 of the Social Mobility Commission's report, Time for Change: an assessment of government policies on social mobility...

      Universal Credit: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of applications for short-term benefit advance were successful in the most recent 12 months for which data is...

      Social Security Benefits and Welfare Tax Credits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many appeals have taken place for each type of benefit and tax credit; and how many of those appeals overturned the original decision in...

      Universal Credit: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to help universal credit claimants avoid getting into debt.

      Jobcentres: Bridgend and Porthcawl

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether there is an older claimant champion employed at (a) Bridgend and (b) Porthcawl Jobcentre; and if he will make a statement.

      Universal Credit: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications have been made for alternative payment arrangements under universal credit; and what the outcomes were of those applications.

      Universal Credit: Benefits Rules

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of his Department's policy on the requirement for a current tenancy agreement to be dated within the...

      Universal Credit: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the (a) total cost incurred by claimants and (b) average cost incurred by each claimant has been of calls to the universal credit...

      Social Security Benefits: Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress his Department has made on enabling new benefit claimants to submit their supporting documents electronically via a secure...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefit claimants have taken up the option of signing on by post in each of the last three years; and under what circumstances that...

      Universal Credit: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to make the universal credit helpline free of charge.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his Department's policy to collect information of individuals subject to a benefit sanction who receive assistance from a...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total amount of child maintenance arrears was in (a) Glasgow East constituency and (b) Scotland in the latest period for which...

      Lone Parents: Glasgow East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) parents with care and (b) non-resident parents there were in Glasgow East constituency with a Child Support Agency case in the...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Child Support Agency (a) arrears-only and (b) arrears cases involving a current liability for a child there are in Glasgow East...

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether any compulsory redundancies are planned as a result of the closure of Parkhead Jobcentre.

      Housing Benefit: Glasgow East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an estimate of the change in the amount deducted from housing benefit claimants in Glasgow East constituency due to the...

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have been either signposted or referred to a food bank by staff at Easterhouse jobcentre...

      Food Banks: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which Ministers of his Department have visited a food bank since their appointment; and what the date of each such visit was.

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2017 to Question 97, if he will make it his Department's policy to work with relevant bodies to increase the...

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, by what criteria Easterhouse Jobcentre has been selected for closure.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether there are plans for compulsory redundancies as a result of the closure of the Parkhead jobcentre.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, by what criteria Parkhead Jobcentre has been selected for closure.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many times the public WiFi at Parkhead Jobcentre has been accessed by a different device in the latest period for which data is available.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether any of his Department's staff will be offered voluntary redundancies as a result of the decision to close Easterhouse Jobcentre.

      Housing Benefit: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of the under-occupancy charge on ex-service personnel.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications his Department has received for (a) internal loans and (b) secondments from civil servants in each year since 2010.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish the criteria by which contractors demonstrate compliance with departmental security policies and standards.

      Lone Parents: Benefits Rules

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what cost to the public purse has been incurred by his Department (a) challenging and (b) appealing against the High Court ruling that lone...

      Supported Housing: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will review plans to cap housing benefit at the local housing allowance rate for those living in supported housing.

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to means test recipients of the winter fuel allowance.

      Young People: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that European Social Fund projects for training young people from disadvantaged groups and...

      Universal Credit: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has to undertake a new universal credit satisfaction survey in roll-out areas.

      Food Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to prevent food poverty and the use of foodbanks.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Child Support Agency applies a de minimis limit for investigating allegations of fraud.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much has been spent from the public purse by his Department on appeals and tribunals for all welfare benefits in the last seven years; and...

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has to review the eligibility criteria for funeral expenses payments.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints the Child Maintenance Service received in the first six months of 2017 on the 25 per cent threshold for payment reassessment.

      Housing Benefit: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the total sum of housing benefit payable to households living in the private rented sector in 2017-18.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department plans to bring forward proposals to include redundancy payments and savings in the mandatory disclosure to the Child...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department has received from sub-lets on its estate in each year since 2010.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the work capability assessment in supporting disabled people into work; and if he...

      Statutory Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to reform statutory sick pay as part of his Department's work to support more disabled people into employment.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much each local authority was allocated in Discretionary Housing Payment funding in each of the last three years; and how much each...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people who want to access Discretionary Housing Payments are not blocked by overly strict...

      Personal Independence Payment: Southwark

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claims for personal independence payment in the London Borough of Southwark have been due to a mental health illness in each of the...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will meet the hon. Member for Coventry North East and a delegation from WASPI Coventry to discuss changes to the state pension age for...

      Personal Independence Payment: Southwark

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in the London Borough of Southwark have appealed against his Department's decision not to grant them personal independence...

      Universal Credit: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the universal credit minimum income floor on self-employed creative workers whose...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken was to implement allowed appeals during each of the last 12 months.

    • Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken was to reach decisions on applications for leave to remain in the UK as a stateless person during each of the...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17 July to Question 4282, how many people waiting beyond the normal standard response times currently have no...

      Asylum: Interviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken was to carry out substantive asylum interviews following a claim for asylum in each of the last 12 months.

      Immigration: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how long the average waiting time was for a non-priority family of a settled person visa application decision (a) before VFS Global became...

      Immigration: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how long the average waiting time is for a US applicant for a family of a settled person visa made through VFS Global for (a) a Bronze...

      Immigration: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the different acceptance rates are for a family of a settled person visa applications made through VFS Globalin in the US for (a) a...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many immigration applications have been paused while her Department assesses the implications of the judgment of the Supreme Court on 22...

      Visas: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what revenue has been raised from charging UK visa applicants for receipt of an email in each month since that charge was introduced.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to increase the police core grant to take account of the role of community policing in local counter terrorism work.

      Entry Clearances: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many marriage visa applications from Canadian nationals were overturned on appeal by her Department in (a) 2014, (b) 2015 and (c) 2016.

      Visas: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to implement the recommendation in the Recruitment and Employment Confederation's report, Building the...

      Entry Clearances: Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many marriage visa applications from Bangladeshi nationals her Department received in (a) 2014, (b) 2015 and (c) 2016; and how many of...

      Visas: Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of allowing businesses and their representative bodies who obtain licensed sponsor status the ability to issue...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total fees were that her Department charged for same day visa services in 2016.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for same day premium visa service have taken longer than six months to process.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for same day premium visa services were granted on the same day in 2016.

      UK Visas and Immigration: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people applied for the post of Director-General of UK Visas and Immigration following the resignation of Sarah Rapson.

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many British passports are currently in circulation in the UK.

      Passports: Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passports sent in to the Passport Office by members of the public have been lost in the post in each of the last five years.

      Visas: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of introducing a visa for jobseekers in higher-skilled roles where employers...

      Visas: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to review the fees charges for UK visa applications.

      Agriculture: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on creating a scheme to facilitate agricultural migrant workers after the UK leaves the EU.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 26 April 2017 to Question 71274, what proportion of the total police budget in England and Wales the...

      HM Inspectorate of Constabulary: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding her Department has provided to HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in each of the last six years.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for leave to remain did not meet her Department's service standard processing time in (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16 and (c)...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what occasions contingency accommodation outside the initial accommodation centres was being used to accommodate asylum seekers who...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2017 to Question 4290, whether she plans for the Free Movement Directive rules on rights retained by...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 July 2017 to Question 3562, when her Department plans to set up an application process to enable those who wish...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2017 to Question 4682, how an EU citizen will (a) know and (b) prove he or she has deemed leave.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 July 2017 to Question 3555, whether those who currently qualify or have qualified for permanent residence...

      British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 14 July 2017 to Question 3564, on immigration: EU nationals, whether the UK nationals who have rights under the...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2017 to Question 3560, whether non-UK EU nationals who acquire settled status but are then absent for more...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many visa applications have been received by UK Visas and Immigration in each of the last five years.

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department provides for its caseworkers on (a) the timescale for, (b) the use of discretion in assessing and (c)...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's definition of a complex case is with regard to immigration cases; and how the decision is taken for a case not to be...

      British Nationality: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the Knowledge of Language and Life in the UK test is being correctly used in (a) Bristol...

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has plans to change the English language requirement for spouse visa applications; and if she will make statement.

      Police: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Biometrics Strategy, due to be published in 2013, will be released.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum support applications are processed within the Government's target times.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers fall into destitution or homelessness during the process of their application for refuge in the UK.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many section 98 applications submitted from asylum seekers before 3pm receive a reply on the same day.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many civil servants process asylum applications; and how many have done so in each year since 2010.

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applicants for British citizenship have been waiting three years or more to have their application granted.

      UK Visas and Immigration: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the operation of the contract with Sitel UK for UK Visas and Immigration since its entry into force on 1...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 25 July 2017 to Question 5865, whether applicants for settled status will need to have resided legally for a...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 25 July 2017 to Question 5865, whether people who currently qualify under the derogation in Article 17 of the EU...

      Visas: Malawi

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with (a) the Scottish Government and (b) the Scotland-Malawi Partnership on the issue of visitor visas to Malawians.

      British Nationality: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons her Department has blacklisted citizenship applications from applicants who took the TOEIC test through companies accused...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Government's policy paper entitled The United Kingdom's exit from the European Union: safeguarding the position of EU...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to paragraph 6 of the Government's policy paper entitled The United Kingdom's exit from the European Union: safeguarding the...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to paragraph 6 of the Government's policy paper entitled The United Kingdom's exit from the European Union: safeguarding the...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she expects to be able to announce the cut-off date for EU citizens to qualify for settled status or temporary status.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how long she expects a decision on settled status to take once an application has been submitted; and whether there will be a maximum...

      Asylum: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applications have been (a) granted and (b) refused to Afghan nationals in each year since 2010.

      Visas: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many transit visas the Government has issued during the last three years in the UK fishing sector.

      Immigration: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the (a) efficacy of procedures and (b) adequacy of the time taken to process applications for no time limit...

      EU Nationals: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what status citizens of the Republic of Ireland will have in the UK after the UK leaves the EU; and whether she plans to review the Ireland...

      Intercountry Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment has been made of the extent to which the UK's immigration rules on adopted children (a) meet obligations under the Hague...

      UK Visas and Immigration: Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of the £5.48 email receipt charge levied on emails to UK Visas and Immigration from outside the UK will represent a...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many visa applications have been received since 30 May 2017 from people who cannot use services in the eight languages offered but who...

      UK Visas and Immigration: Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect on access to UK Visas and Immigration's services of its new charges of £5.48 per email...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that expert medical opinions are taken into account as part of the application process for victims of...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that asylum assessment standards comply with her Department's guidelines.

      Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what safeguards are in place to ensure that human rights legislation is complied with in respect of detainees at Campsfield House...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many visa application cases have taken over (a) six, (b) nine, (c) 12 and (d) 18 months to be processed in each of the last five years.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to paragraph 20 of her Department's policy paper Safeguarding the position of EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to ensure that unaccompanied children will be able to be reunited with their close family when the UK leaves the EU.

      Brook House Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether proceedings are being (a) considered and (b) brought against any individual members of (i) her Department's and (ii) G4S staff as a...

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to her Written Statement of 12 July 2017, HCWS39, on extremism, if the Government will publish information on Saudi funding for...

      Schengen Agreement: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is the Government's policy to retain UK membership of the Schengen Information System after the UK leaves the EU.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what consideration has been given to decreasing delays in processing asylum support applications; and whether the Government has considered...

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of changes in population in different parts of the UK since the 2001 Census on the allocation of...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are currently awaiting decisions on visas to enter the UK; how many officials work on the decision-making process for those...

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many new staff her Department plans to employ to manage immigration to the UK after the UK leaves the EU; and how many staff she plans...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will consider the recommendations of the report by Christine Beddoe on separated and unaccompanied minors in Europe.

      Police Custody: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of mental health support available to people detained in police custody.

      Deaths and Serious Incidents in Police Custody Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Independent Review of Deaths and Serious Incidents in Police Custody announced on 23 July 2015 will be published.

      Police Custody: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police forces use private companies to provide healthcare to people held in police custody.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average processing time was for immigration applications that fell outside service standards because they raised human rights...

      Immigration: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been classified as having no recourse to public funds in (a) Camberwell and Peckham constituency and (b) the London...

      Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, of applicants who were refused leave to remain as a stateless person since April 2013, how many were recognised as stateless persons but not...

      Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for British citizenship for people recognised as stateless the naturalisation or registration fee has been waived or...

      Undocumented Workers: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many firms have been prosecuted on more than one separate occasion in Northern Ireland for employing staff who did not have a legal...

      Immigration Controls: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to allow visitors from Australia to use e-passport gates as a matter of routine; and if she will make a statement.

      Seasonal Workers: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of non-UK seasonal workers from the EU that are required for the (a) agricultural, (b) construction...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what proportion of requests for consultancy and temporary staff for his Department were approved via a resource board.

    • Northern Ireland Office: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether requests for consultancy and temporary staff for the his Department must be accompanied by a formal business case.

      Flood Control: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what additional steps the Government plans to take in Northern Ireland to mitigate the risk of flooding as a result of recent flooding in the...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many members of staff in her Department are paid more than (a) £80,000, (b) £100,000 and (c) £150,000.

    • Channel Four Television: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information her Department holds on the number of apprenticeships currently offered by Channel 4 by region.

      BBC: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information her Department holds on the number of apprenticeships currently offered by the BBC by region.

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential cost to the public purse of capping stakes...

      Charities: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what her policy is on encouraging organisations offering grants, contracts or project funding to charities to include funding...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will publish the number of (a) men and (b) women employed in her Department who earn over £100,000 per annum in...

      Sports Competitors: Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what consultation she plans to carry out with sports national governing bodies prior to the UK leaving the EU on the entry of...

      WiFi: Keighley

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

      Gaming Machines: Addictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of gaming machines on levels of gambling addiction.

      Business: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the (a) process and (b) time taken for businesses with more than one telephone line...

      BBC: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with Lord Hall since the publication of BBC presenters' salaries on 19 July 2017.

      Health Services: Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the use of art-based activities in preventing and curing (a) physical and (b) mental ill health.

      Health Services: Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the recommendations and conclusions of the report of the...

      Communication: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what her Department's policy is on supporting the introduction of gaining-provider led processes across the communications...

      Motor Sports: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if the Government will take steps to assist with the hosting fees of the British Grand Prix; and if she will make a statement.

      Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding her Department will provide to local authorities in England to maintain and run libraries in the next 12 months.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much her Department has spent on increasing broadband speed and connectivity in the UK since 2010; and if she will make a...

      Data Protection: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the potential economic effect of the absence of a data adequacy agreement with the...

      Telecommunications: Misrepresentation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, (a) what steps she is taking to protect vulnerable consumers from mis-selling by communications providers and (b) what...

      Pornography: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received on the implementation processes for age verification for online pornography; and how...

  • Department of Health

    • Department of Health: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department spent facilitating voluntary exits for Department of Health staff in 2016-17; and if he will make a statement.

    • Department of Health: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many of the current vacancies in his Department were previously filled by staff who took voluntary exits in 2016-17.

      Smoking: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much of the funding committed by his Department to smoking cessation projects overseas has been spent to date.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding he has allowed for the delivery of the Tobacco Control Plan for England.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the average cost to the public purse of dispensing a medicine through an (a) internet and (b) high street pharmacy.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the concentration of high street community pharmacies in different areas of the country; and if he will make a...

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans there are to extend the Pharmacy Access Scheme beyond March 2018.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS pharmacies have delivered (a) essential and (b) advanced services in each year since 2007-08 in (i) England and (ii) each local authority...

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to support uptake of the Electronic Prescription Service.

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many items have been prescribed by the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) in each year since 2005-06; and what the total spend on the EPS has been...

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total number of (a) internet and (b) high street community pharmacies in England has been in each year since 2007-08 in (i) total and (ii) each...

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the projected costs are for the Pharmacy Access Scheme in each quarter up to March 2018.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the amount of time pharmacists in the community spend on providing direct clinical services, excluding the dispensing of...

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which measures set out in the cross-government suicide prevention strategy have been assessed as appropriate for autistic people.

      Crimes of Violence: Acids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether hospitals, ambulance staff and paramedics are provided with diphoterine to treat acid burns; and if he will make a statement.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurse training places there are for 2017-18; and what the vacancy rate is for such places, broken down by speciality.

      Respiratory System: Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS has spent on respiratory medicines in each of the last five years.

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to improve definitions of myalgic encephalomyelitis for diagnosis.

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the rate of complete immunisation is for children under the age of four.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons his Department is ruling out adding chronic conditions such as cystic fibrosis to the prescription charges exemption list.

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's policy is on its officials engaging with representatives of the tobacco industry.

      Hearing Impaired: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will bring forward proposals to ensure that the 101 and 111 services are accessible to people who suffer from deafness by facilitating the use of...

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans the Government has to act upon the recommendations made by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists' report, Each Baby Counts,...

      Nurses: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the relative cost of housing compared with wages in (a) Oxford and (b) Oxfordshire on the ability of Oxford...

      Nurses: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average starting salary for a nurse is in (a) Oxford city, (b) Oxfordshire and (c) Oxford West and Abingdon constituency.

      Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that mothers are properly supported following childbirth with their (a) general and (b) mental health.

      Department of Health: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in which of the last 10 years his Department has submitted a strategic asset management plan to the Government Property Unit.

      Department of Health: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2017 to Question 3364 on redundancy, how much of the exit packages detailed in the Annual Report was paid to (a) men and...

      Department of Health: Arms Length External Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of new arms-length bodies his Department plans to establish once the UK has left the EU.

      NHS Professionals: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many bids were received for the contract to run the NHS professionals service.

      Orkambi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with NICE on updating its final guidance on the use of Orkambi as a result of the scientific research published by Vertex at...

      General Practitioners: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has undertaken a cost-benefit analysis of allowing GP practices to fund tuition fees for medical students who would join that practice on...

      Pigmeat: Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate the Government has made of how much imported pig meat containing hepatitis E has been sold in British supermarkets in each of the last five...

      Prescriptions: Exemptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) patients were issued with fines by the NHS Business Authority as a result of failure to renew an exemption certificate and (b) of those...

      Chronic Illnesses: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to create a lifelong prescription exemption certificate for patients who have long-term medical conditions which will last for life.

      Prescriptions: Exemptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many of the fines issued by the NHS Business Authority in 2016-17 have been paid.

      Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to improve the (a) quality and (b) availability of information on the use of public services by people with arthritis.

      Hospitals: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the difference in eligibility to pay non-domestic rates between private and NHS hospitals.

      Colorectal Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the capacity of the NHS to meet demand for diagnostic tests for bowel cancer.

      Hospitals: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department plans to extend the smoking ban to include NHS hospital premises.

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of extra UK medical school places that will be made available to international medical students after the removal...

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons the Service Increment for Teaching funding allocation process is subject to the market forces factor; and what steps he plans to take to...

      Lyme Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to encourage take-up of the Lyme Disease Action e-learning course amongst primary care practitioners.

      Ambulance Services: Blackpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times ambulances on (a) blue light response and (b) non-blue light response had to take an alternative route as a result of traffic disruption...

      Ambulance Services: Blackpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what reports his Department has received of incidents of unreasonable behaviour towards North West Ambulance Service staff at or outside Cuadrilla...

      Health Professions: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the statement from the Royal College of Nursing of 4 March 2017 on the number of...

      Grenfell Tower: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of provision of mental health support, trauma counselling and bereavement counselling for the survivors of...

      Health Services: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to make non-legislative changes to remove barriers to the integration of care; and if he will make statement.

      Agricultural Products: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether it is the Government's policy to seek to continue membership of the Rapid Alert System for food and feed when the UK leaves the EU.

      Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were detained on a Short Term Detention Order under the Mental Health Act 1983 in each year since 2010; and what the ages were of those...

      Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 in each year since 2010 broken down for each section of the Act under which they were held.

      Biliary Cholangitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been diagnosed with primary biliary cholangitis in each of the last five years by age.

      NHS: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to sign off the business case for NHS England's Project Phoenix; and if he will publish that business case.

      E. coli: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2017 to Question 5841, on E. coli: Dorset, from which reports the information given is based; and if he will place...

      Bowel Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether a decision has been made on what sensitivity threshold the faecal immunochemical test will be set at when it is introduced into the bowel cancer...

      Hospitals: Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the provision of broadband for NHS patients in wards in Greater Manchester hospitals.

      Hospitals: Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's policy is towards expanding broadband provision for patients in NHS wards.

      Genetics: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the reasons are for funding for genome testing being centralised in Cambridge; and what the tendering process was for receipt of that funding.

      Social Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his planned consultation on social care will include consultations with (a) disabled people and (b) disability charities.

      Social Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the contribution of social care in supporting working-age disabled people into employment; and what plans he has...

      Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the recommended level of stipend is to be paid to members of governing bodies of clinical commissioning groups.

      NHS Walk-in Centres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of closing Eastham walk-in centre on the volume of patients at the accident and emergency...

      Department of Health: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has received from sub-lets on its estate in each year since 2010.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to remove the cap on nurse training; and if he will make a statement.

      Mental Illness: Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the proportion of patients on anti-psychotic medications who do not always take their medication due to the cost of...

      General Practitioners: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of premises in which NHS primary care is provided are privately owned and rented to GPs; and what the total amount of rent...

      NHS Professionals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent progress has been made on the sale of NHS Professionals.

      General Practitioners: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress he has made to meet the target of 5,000 additional GPs by 2020.

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department (a) has issued any guidance and (b) has imposed a requirement for private medical companies running GP surgeries to provide...

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost per child to his Department is of treating under 18 year olds for total dental clearances.

      Hospitals: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospitals have diabetic out-patient support and care programmes.

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what emergency support is in place for pregnant women affected by temporary closures of NHS maternity units.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects (a) Barts NHS Health Trust, (b) Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and (c) St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation...

      Hospitals: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the level of business rates to be paid by NHS hospitals in (a) 2016-17, (b) 2017-18, (c) 2018-19 and (d) 2019-20.

      Health Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether NHS England has made an assessment of the level of financial resource required for the NHS to meet the 18 week referral to treatment target.

      Diabetes: Clinics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients have visited specialist diabetic clinics in the last 12 months.

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) pre-school, (b) primary school and (c) secondary school children have undergone total dental clearances in each year since 2010.

      Hospitals: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on (a) hospitals, (b) GP surgeries and (c) walk in centres which are (i) clad in flammable substances and (ii)...

      Hospitals: Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the provision of bedside television and bedside telephones in NHS hospitals on the installation of broadband...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many clinical commissioning groups in England follow in full the guidance provided to them by NICE on the provision of IVF treatment.

      Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of Allied Health Professionals in leadership roles in the NHS; and if he will meet representatives of the Allied...

      NHS: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to improve the security of NHS passwords since the WannaCry cyber attack in May 2017.

      NHS Walk-in Centres: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many walk-in clinics are in operation; and how many such clinics offer specialist diabetic care.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Red Tape Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 18 July 2017 to Question 3012, on the Red Tape Initiative, how many (a) items of...

    • Red Tape Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the cost to date is of the Red Tape Initiative.

      Research: Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the total revenue generated from the investment by small businesses in the...

      Groceries Code Adjudicator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the remit of the Groceries Code Adjudicator to cover...

      Groceries Code Adjudicator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department plans to publish its response to its call for evidence on extending the remit of the Groceries Code...

      Domestic Visits: Glasgow East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 30 June 2017 to Question 102, on which date (a) he and (b) a Minister of his Department last...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Arms Length External Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of new arms-length bodies his Department plans to establish once the UK has...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, in which of the last 10 years his Department has submitted a strategic asset management plan to the Government Property...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many applications his Department has received for (a) internal loans and (b) secondments from civil servants in...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of requests for consultancy and temporary staff for his Department were approved via a resource board.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of consultancy assignments procured by his Department are paid at a daily rate.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether requests for consultancy and temporary staff for his Department must be accompanied by a formal business case.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what mechanisms Ofgem has to enforce its code of practice on removal of gas and electric meters.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what obligation the energy industry has to remove, recycle and dispose of legacy gas and electric meters as part of the...

      Company Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to page 42 of the Government's paper Corporate Governance Reform published on 29 August 2017, when he...

      Business: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to paragraph 1.6 of the Government's paper Corporate Governance Reform published on 29 August 2017, how...

      Directors: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to page 4 of the Government's paper Corporate Governance Reform published on 29 August 2017, whether he...

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if it is the Government's policy to bring forward legislative proposals to introduce an energy price cap.

      Helium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure a secure supply of helium for use in the British science, manufacturing and defence...

      Domestic Appliances: Counterfeit Manufacturing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with Trading Standards Scotland on tackling counterfeit electrical goods being imported...

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the letter of 6 April 2017 from Jon Thompson, Chief Executive HM Revenue and Customs, to the right...

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of care sector companies that do not pay the national minimum wage have been named and shamed by his...

      Carbon Emissions: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government's Clean Growth Plan will include measures to reduce carbon emissions from homes.

      Directors: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress has been made on increasing the representation of women on company boards.

      Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the national living wage on the number of low skilled jobs since the...

      Driverless Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the financial benefit to the public purse of the introduction of autonomous...

      Takeovers: Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a public interest test for takeovers of major UK companies...

      Consumers: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to protect and strengthen consumer rights when the UK leaves the EU.

      Directors: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to increase the representation of women on company boards.

      Energy: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent meetings he has had with the Big Six energy companies; and what measures his Department plans to being...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to page 78 of the publication entitled Queen's Speech 2017: background briefing notes, if his Department...

      Fracking: Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with the Home Office on preventing intimidation of people legally involved in...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment the Government has made of whether all employees should have rights to parental leave, holiday pay,...

      Sales: Misrepresentation: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the effect of artificial intelligence on consumer mis-selling.

      AVEVA: Schneider Electric

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the UK economy of the proposed takeover of Aveva by Schneider...

      Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the list of departmental chief scientific advisers was last updated.

      Iron and Steel: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the announcement made by his Department on 3 April 2016, New public sector boost for UK steel, when...

      Offshore Industry: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Government's press release of 30 August 2017, UK Government committed to maximising economic...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Navy: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the shortfall was for the recruitment of reserve and regular officers and ratings in the Royal Navy (a) surface fleet, (b) Fleet Air Arm, (c) Royal...

    • RAF Northolt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of whether any (a) military or (b) civil aeronautical regulations are currently being breached at RAF Northolt.

      RAF Northolt: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the risk to local buildings from larger commercial aircraft using RAF Northolt.

      Army: Graduates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many new Army recruits who joined the Army since January 2017 held a degree level qualification on entry.

      Army: Social Class

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many new Army recruits who joined the Army since January 2017 were from the lowest socio-economic groups.

      Army: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many new Army recruits who joined the Army since January 2017 were aged between 16 and 24.

      Army: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many new Army recruits who joined the Army since January 2017 held five GCSEs at Grade A* to C.

      Aircraft Carriers: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has received representations from Aircraft Carrier Alliance prime contractors on utilising a similar procurement model as that to be used to...

      EU Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of when the UK will end its codified role in EU military unification after the UK leaves the EU.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date Watchkeeper is expected to achieve full operating capability.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department last carried out an assessment of (a) whether the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has been targeting civilians and (b) that coalition's...

      Ministry of Defence: Arms Length External Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of new arms-length bodies his Department plans to establish once the UK has left the EU.

      Myanmar: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of training of military and security forces in Myanmar by the UK on the promotion of (a) human rights,...

      Ministry of Defence: Myanmar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent in Myanmar in each of the last 10 years.

      General Service Medal: Mali

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will consider the merits of awarding the General Service Medal to British forces personnel who served in Mali in 2013.

      Korea: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the security situation on the Korean peninsula.

      Army: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what facilities are available to Army Training for Fighting In Built Up Areas.

      RAF Northolt: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has sought independent legal opinion on its authority to lift the cap on the number of flight movements permitted at RAF Northolt...

      Armed Forces: Proscribed Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) investigations and (b) prosecutions of armed forces personnel for membership of proscribed or prohibited organisations there have been by...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Rented Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to require the uploading of records to a centrally-monitored database of fire safety inspections and...

    • Public Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2017 to Question 588, what (a) number and (b) proportion of public sector buildings where...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will list the cases where samples of exterior cladding have failed the combustibility test commissioned by his...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, by what date he will ensure that all 530 tower blocks that have been identified as having aluminium composite material cladding...

      High Rise Flats: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has a central database of all residential tower blocks, including information by (a) type of tower block...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what number and proportion of housing cladding samples have been tested within 24 hours of receipt.

      Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to introduce an implement the recommendations on Supported Housing Allowance published by the Communities and...

      Buildings: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent meetings he has had with the (a) Chartered Institute of Building and (b) Construction Industry Council to discuss...

      Buildings: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many prosecutions have been initiated by local authorities over the last 10 years against contractors' failure to abide by...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to support institutional investment into the affordable rent to buy housing tenure.

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the revised definition of affordable housing in the National Planning Policy Framework will ensure that privately...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the White Paper, Fixing our broken housing market, what privately funded affordable rent to buy housing...

      Commonhold and Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what areas of concern to residential leaseholders and commonholders his Department is investigating; what plans he has to...

      Leasehold: Forfeiture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether policy on law and practice relating to forfeiture of residential leaseholds has been transferred to his Department.

      Letting Agents: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for the Government's response to its consultation on the abolition of letting agents fee; and if he will...

      Business: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to replace EU solidarity funds which support businesses affected by flooding.

      Fire Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2017 to Question 4446, on what date work began on simplifying the fire safety guidance...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2017 to Question 5844, if he will commission an update of the 2012 estimate of the Audit...

      High Rise Flats: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of tower blocks over 30 metres high which are (a) fire safe and (b) unsafe.

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what total amount of funding has been requested from central government by local authorities, housing associations and other...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many councils have made inquiries to the Government about financial assistance for remedial work on high-rise residential...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many residential units were granted planning permission in each financial year since 2000-01.

      Revenue Support Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether it remains his policy to phase out the revenue support grant by 2020.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to conduct a full review of the business rates system.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many and what proportion of businesses eligible for business rates transitional relief have received that relief in the...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent progress has been made on rehousing survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire.

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding his Department has set aside for remedial work in response to the Grenfell Tower fire; and whether such...

  • Scotland Office

    • Free Movement of People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with representatives of the Scottish hospitality sector on the effect of restricted freedom of movement after the UK leaves...

    • Scotland Office: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 17 July 2017 to Question 3978, what the differences were in the advertisements aimed at the different genders.

      Scotland Office: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much his Department spent on advertising, marketing and external communications in 2016-17.

      Citizens Advice Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when Ministers in his Department last met Citizens Advice Scotland; what was discussed at that meeting; and if he will make a statement.

      Women against State Pension Inequality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when he last met representatives of the Women Against State Pension Inequality campaign.

      Domestic Visits: Glasgow East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2017 to Question 98, on which dates (a) he and (b) a Minister of his Department last attended an official engagement...

      Scotland Office: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much his Department spent on (a) air, (b) rail and (c) taxi travel in 2016-17.

      Scotland Office: Arms Length External Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate he has made of the number of new arms-length bodies his Department plans to establish once the UK has left the EU.

      Scotland Office: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether requests for consultancy and temporary staff for the his Department must be accompanied by a formal business case.

      Scotland Office: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what proportion of consultancy assignments procured by his Department are paid at a daily rate.

      Scotland Office: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many applications his Department has received for (a) internal loans and (b) secondments from civil servants in each year since 2010.

      Scotland Office: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, in which of the last 10 years his Department has submitted a strategic asset management plan to the Government Property Unit.

      Scotland Office: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what proportion of requests for consultancy and temporary staff for his Department were approved via a resource board.

      Counterfeit Manufacturing: Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Scottish Government on tackling the...

      Scotland Office: Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the names are of his Department's special advisers; and what the annual employment costs of those advisers are.

      Urban Areas: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent progress has been made to conclude the heads of agreement with Clackmannanshire Council on the Stirling city region deal.

  • Department for Transport

    • Air Traffic Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish his Department's new airspace plan.

    • Railways: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Government intends to respond formally to the Peninsula Rail Task Force rail improvement plan submitted in 2016.

      Taxis: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to cap private hire licensing by Transport for London to reduce cross border-hiring.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the economic benefits to regions outside of London and the south east of England of an expansion of Heathrow...

      Regional Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the value to the national economy of flights from regional airports to Heathrow airport.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the economic benefits to the UK of the expansion of Heathrow Airport.

      RAF Northolt: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department had with the Ministry of Defence on the decision to increase commercial flights to 12,000 a year at RAF Northolt; and...

      Railways: Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many trains ran on Boxing Day in each of the last five years; and what plans he has to increase the number of trains running on Boxing Day 2017.

      South Wales Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate has been made of potential increases in investment in the Swansea area in the event that the Cardiff to Swansea railway line had been...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the cost of the road and rail infrastructure required to support the expansion of Heathrow airport; and if he...

      South Wales Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he had with the Welsh Government on the decision to not electrify the railway line between Cardiff and Swansea.

      Heathrow Airport: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of an expansion of Heathrow Airport on trends in the level of road freight traffic to that airport.

      RAF Northolt: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many meetings his Department has had with commercial airlines on matters relating to RAF Northolt over the last five years.

      Heathrow Airport: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on the local economy in West London of proposals to introduce a Heathrow airport congestion charging scheme.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of improvements to surface access infrastructure to meet the requirements of a third runway...

      Airports: National Policy Statements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to publish the report of Sir Jeremy Sullivan on the draft Airports National Policy Statement process.

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Performance Related Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the change in the level of bonuses paid to senior employees in the DVLA has been from 2012 to 2017; and if he will make a statement.

      Airports: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has undertaken of the effect of the time taken to produce an air quality strategy on airports policy.

      Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward proposals on compulsory concessionary school travel tickets.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for updated flight paths around Heathrow Airport to be made publicly available.

      Airports: National Policy Statements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons the draft National Policy Statement on Airports was published without information on the new flight paths from a third runway at Heathrow.

      Crossrail 2 Line: Kensington and Chelsea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with officials from the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on Crossrail 2 and the proposal for a new station...

      Crossrail 2 Line: Haringey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with officials from the London Borough of Haringey on Crossrail 2.

      Road Humps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department has published on the removal of speed bumps.

      Electric Vehicles: Bicycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to increase the use of electric bicycles as an alternative to commuting by car.

      Cycleways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to promote the use of cycle paths.

      Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to monitor speed limits and ensure that they are appropriate.

      Transport: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of interpreting into UK law the EU directives on operator licensing on (a) community transport...

      Taxis: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his oral statement of 5 July 2017, Official Report, column 153WH, when his Department plans to publish the (a) terms of reference...

      Railways: Luton Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether consultation on the East Midlands rail franchise will take into account the volume of air passengers at London Luton Airport; and what...

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to establish minimum requirements which all local authorities must abide by when granting licenses to taxi or private...

      A1: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government about improvement to the A1.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to reduce the speed limit for heavy goods vehicles from 56 miles per hour.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average cost is of dealing with a fatal road traffic accident on an A road.

      Railway Stations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will be launching a New Stations Fund 3.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department will be launching a further Better Bus Area programme.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he will announce successful applications to the Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund 2a.

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will introduce proposals to make available a free bus pass for people at the age of 60.

      A19: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 20 April 2017 to Question 70178, how much of the £175 million allocated to local highways authorities will be...

      Blue Badge Scheme: Eligibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people are classed as ineligible for a blue badge disabled parking permit and have been awarded 12 points in the planning and following a...

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that local authorities have a taxi licensing policy in place.

      Driving Tests: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2017 to Question 99, what options are being considered by his Department for Baillieston DVSA test centre in Glasgow...

      Department for Transport: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of consultancy assignments procured by his Department are paid at a daily rate.

      A5: Dual Carriageways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has been made of the merits of dualling the 20-mile stretch of the A5 between Shrewsbury and Ruabon.

      Industrial Health and Safety: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that contractors working in the construction industry are in possession of all appropriate licenses...

      Severn River Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the estimated annual cost to the Government is for (a) maintenance and (b) operations of the Severn Crossings after they return to public ownership.

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to review the driving test after the UK leaves the EU and is no longer subject to the European Driving Licence Directive.

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to introduce a mandatory element to the driving test on driving safely in the presence of heavy goods vehicles.

      Transport: Stafford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps he has taken to (a) tackle traffic congestion and (b) improve public transport in Stafford constituency.

      Roads: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether red routes in London will be classified as major roads for the purposes of the new National Road Fund.

      Roads: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Transport for London Road Network will be eligible for funding from the new National Road Fund.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the DVLA's system for reporting medical conditions.

      Skipton-Colne Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of restoring the Skipton to Colne rail route.

      Bus Services: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many bus journeys operated out of (a) Keighley and (b) Ilkley bus station in each year from 2010.

      Birling Gap: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will provide an update on the Marine and Coastguard Agency investigation on reports of a chemical haze at Birling Gap beach on 27 August 2017.

      A19: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 20 April 2017 to Question 70176, what the reasons are for the time taken to publish the road casualty figures for...

      River Mersey: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether VAT is levied on Mersey (a) tunnel and (b) bridge charges.

      Mersey Gateway Bridge: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on the (a) local economy and (b) economy of the North West region of new Mersey crossing tolls.

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent progress he has made in introducing flexible ticketing for part-time commuters.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he had with Transport for the North in advance of his announcement that the full electrification of the Transpennine route between...

      Midland Main Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the cancellation of the Midland Mainline electrification on the ability of High Speed 2 to...

      Network Rail: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of Network Rail's work by value was outsourced to external firms in the 2016-17 financial year; what the total value of that work was...

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the projected cost was of the cancelled electrification on the (a) Great Western Mainline, (b) Midland Mainline and (c) the line between...

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has been spent to date on the planned electrification of the (a) Midland Mainline north of Kettering to Sheffield and Nottingham, (b) Great...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to increase passenger capacity on trains between Bradford and (a) Manchester and (b) Leeds.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Behavioural Insights Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether HS2 Limited has worked with the Behavioural Insights Team.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Behavioural Insights Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has worked with the Behavioural Insights Team on High Speed 2.

      Midland Main Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has been spent to date on the electification of the Midland Mainline (a) in total, (b) London to Corby and (c) north of Kettering.

      High Speed Two

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has been spent on (a) all, (b) standard train and (c) first class train travel by staff of HS2 Ltd in each of the last five years.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to reduce train journey times between Bradford and (a) Manchester and (b) Leeds.

      Official Cars: Diesel Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, by what date it is planned that the Government Car Service no longer uses diesel vehicles.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Diego Garcia: Ilois

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the next planned visit of Chagossians to Diego Garcia will take place; how many Chagossians will be able to take part in...

    • Kashmir: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations the Government has made to the Indian Government on reported human rights abuses in Kashmir.

      Papua: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Indonesian Government on human rights violations in West Papua.

      Algeria: Ahmadiyya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterparts in Algeria on the arrest and detention of Ahmadi Muslims across Algeria...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many applications his Department has received for (a) internal loans and (b) secondments from civil servants in each year...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether requests for consultancy and temporary staff for the his Department must be accompanied by a formal business case.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of consultancy assignments procured by his Department are paid at a daily rate.

      Bahrain: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 21 March 2017 to Question HL5901, on Bahrain: capital punishment, when his Department expects...

      Somaliland: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what funding the Government has provided to support the (a) operation and (b) monitoring of elections in Somaliland.

      Ukraine: Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received from the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe Special Monitoring Missions...

      Yemen: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the Government of Saudi Arabia on unrestricted humanitarian access to Yemen.

      North Korea: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with (a) his North Korean counterpart and (b) officials from the North Korean Government, since the...

      Australia: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has discussed (a) LGBT rights and (b) same-sex marriage with his Australian counterpart.

      Nepal: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Nepalese counterpart on freedom of religious conscience and people who wish to convert...

      Yemen: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will support the Dutch Government initiative to create an international investigation into the alleged...

      India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions (a) he and (b) Ministers of his Department have had with representatives from the UK's Sikh community...

      Nigeria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the representatives of the Nigerian Government on the political situation in Northern Nigeria;...

      North Korea: International Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of taking up promoting the Six Party Talks with North Korea which were...

  • Department for International Development

    • Sierra Leone: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support the UK has given to the people of (a) Sierra Leone and (b) Freetown after recent flooding.

    • Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions her Department has had with the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority on steps to tackle modern slavery.

      Developing Countries: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support children in countries that benefit from UK aid to have access to high-quality...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department spends on combatting modern slavery each year.

      Sierra Leone: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what resources her Department has made available to help Sierra Leone in the aftermath of recent flooding and mudslides in that country.

      Education: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to help meet the aims of Sustainable Development Goal 4.

      Department for International Development: Arms Length External Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the number of new arms-length bodies her Department plans to establish once the UK has left the EU.

      Department for International Development: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many applications her Department has received for (a) internal loans and (b) secondments from civil servants in each year since 2010.

      Department for International Development: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, in which of the last 10 years her Department has submitted a strategic asset management plan to the Government Property Unit.

      Department for International Development: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of consultancy assignments procured by her Department are paid at a daily rate.

      Department for International Development: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the principle set out in paragraph 5.3.6 of the Government's Cyber Security Strategy that everyone who works in government has...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in Yemen.

      Burma: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the amount of resources from the foreign aid budget that will be allocated to projects in Burma in (a)...

      Burma: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding from the foreign aid budget was allocated to projects in Burma in (a) 2015 and (b) 2016; and if she will list those...

      Department for International Development: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which EU legislation within her Department's responsibilities will (a) be incorporated into UK law through the European Union...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to provide humanitarian aid to Rohingya refugees fleeing from Rakhine state; and if she will make a statement.

      Curriculum: Punjab

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of work by the Punjab Curriculum and Textboard Board on the content of textbooks...

      Rwanda: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how the findings of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative report on Rwanda, published in 2009, have affected policy on (a) aid to...

      Latifa Abu Hmeid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding between her Department and the Palestinian Authority, signed in 2014, what discussions her...

      Palestinians: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding between her Department and the Palestinian Authority, signed in 2014, what discussions her...

      South Asia: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what humanitarian support the Government has provided (a) to each country and (b) by each delivery agency in response to the recent...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse in cash terms of meeting the target to spend 0.7 per cent of gross national...

      Syria: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is providing to Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

      Syria: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect of church-based initiatives in Lebanon in supporting Syrian refugees.

      Syria: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

      Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much overseas development aid the Government has provided to Yemen since 2015.

  • Department for Education

    • Armed Forces: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children of service personnel are currently receiving education in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in the City of York local authority area.

    • Free Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether a decision has been made on the proposal to remove the 50 per cent cap on religious selection at free schools; and when her Department plans...

      Academies: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her policy to allow Ofsted to inspect academy chains.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to her oral statement of 17 July 2017 Official Report, column 565, from which programmes the £350 million will be found to finance the...

      Teachers: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teachers have been disciplined under section 406 of the Education Act 1996 in each of the last five years.

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Answer of 28 June 2017 to Question 854 on sex and relationship education, if she will provide an update on the engagement...

      National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of year 6 SATs on the mental health of 11 year olds in (a) Hull West and Hessle constituency and (b) England.

      Pre-school Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made from the Childcare and early years providers survey of 2016 referred to in the Early Years Workforce Strategy of March 2017...

      Children: Day care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential implications for her policies on the level of funding for childcare providers of survey data from the...

      Pre-school Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made from the Childcare and early years providers survey of 2016 referred to in the Early Years Workforce Strategy of March 2017...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason eligibility codes for 30 hours of free childcare have not been validated after parents have received them.

      ICT: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools teach computing at key stage 3.

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people in England are registered as foster carers; and how many of those registered foster carers do not have a placement.

      Sign Language: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will encourage exam boards to offer GCSEs in British Sign Language.

      STEM Subjects: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will extend the number of courses covered by the exemption to the Equivalent Level Qualification rules to include full-time undergraduate STEM...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children in (a) Newcastle upon Tyne, (b) the North East and (c) England were entitled to receive free school meals in each of the...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the proportion of infant pupils in (a) Newcastle upon Tyne, (b) the North East and (c) England who would currently be...

      Educational Institutions: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department holds on (a) primary schools, (b) secondary schools and (c) further education colleges which are clad in flammable...

      Free School Meals: Stockton North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department has made an estimate of how many families in Stockton North constituency would be entitled to free school meals under the...

      English Language and Literature: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department provides to schools and examination boards on whether English language and English literature should be (a) taught, (b)...

      Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what comparative assessment she has made of the levels of educational attainment in (a) Northamptonshire and (b) England.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teachers have been trained to teach the computing curriculum; and what the average length and cost was of such training.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people and what proportion of eligible families in each local authority area registered for the 30 hours of free childcare for three and...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many providers registered to deliver the 30 hours of free childcare for three and four-year olds by 1 September 2017; and what assessment she has...

      Pre-school Education: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 17 of the Early Years Workforce Strategy, published in March 2017, what progress her Department has made on conducting a...

      Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she and her officials had with learndirect Ltd on the withdrawal of its submitted bid for the Adult Education budget procurement for...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the number of childcare providers and childminders in each local authority area who cannot cover their costs in...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of childcare and early years education settings that (a) are charging supplements, (b) are charging for items...

      Schools: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she has had with the Careers and Enterprise Company on providing careers education to more schools than the 1,700 that have signed up...

      Secure Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many secure children's homes are registered in England; how many places are available in such homes; and how many such facilities have closed...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department has taken to ensure that childcare providers are not charging parents for extra services in order to access the 30 hours of...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions she has had with (a) HM Revenue and Customs and (b) the Student Loans Company on graduate student loan overpayments.

      Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she expects to appoint a permanent chief executive of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions she has had with the Home Secretary on the removal of international students from net migration statistics.

      Universities: Student Wastage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the recent report by the Social Market Foundation, On course for success? student retention at university, if she will make an...

      Students: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of fire safety standards in university halls of residence.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of student loan debt on the level of university applications and drop-out rates.

      Apprentices: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that women can access high-quality apprenticeships.

      Teachers: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to improve the retention of teachers.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will repeat the 2010 Food Security Assessment to inform thinking on the forthcoming Agriculture Bill.

    • Water Abstraction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the Government's policy is on preventing incidences of rivers drying up as a result of unsustainable water abstraction.

      Road Works: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether research has been undertaken by the Government to examine the effect on air quality of roadworks; and if he will...

      Cats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what policies his Department has put in place (a) for the capture and relocation of feral cats, (b) to tackle the...

      Dangerous Dogs: Cardiff Central

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken to ensure that dangerous dogs in Cardiff Central constituency are chipped.

      Seasonal Workers: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions officials of his Department have had with industry leaders on the demand for seasonal agricultural workers...

      Rowanoak Waste Services: Dudley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answers of 25 July 2017 to Questions 5342, 5394, 5395 and 5396, what the reasons are for the time taken by...

      Agricultural Products: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it is the Government's policy to seek to remain part of the TRACES online management tool after the UK leaves the EU.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many civil servants in his Department made use of a cycle-to-work scheme in each of the last five years.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which local authorities breached legal air quality limits in the last year.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, which of his Department's online services are available in the Welsh language only on request.

    • British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries

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

      British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to paragraph 42 of the Government's policy paper entitled Safeguarding the position of EU citizens in the UK and UK...

      British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2017 to Question 5539, whether the UK will continue to aggregate periods of relevant insurance,...

      European Communities Act 1972

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what estimate he has made of the number of statutory instruments introduced under Section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972...

      Arts: Free Movement of People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on 30 January...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, which EU legislation within his Department's responsibilities will (a) be incorporated into UK law through the European Union...

      Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many times his Department raised the issue of the co-ordination of social security entitlements for people moving within the EU...

      Government Departments: Arms Length External Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many new arm's-length bodies across the whole of government he expects will need to be created when the UK leaves the EU.

      Consumers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many times he has (a) invited and (b) met with consumer groups to discuss negotiations on the UK leaving the EU and their...

  • Attorney General

    • Law: Education

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps he is taking to improve public legal education.

  • Wales Office

    • INTERREG Programme: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what representations he has made to the Department for Exiting the European Union on continuation of interreg funding for Wales in partnership with Ireland.

    • Sports: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on increasing participation rates of Welsh children in sport.

      Sports: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on the adequacy of provision of sport in (a) Gower constituency and (b) Wales to tackle...

      Public Expenditure: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment he has made of the effect of Northern Ireland's additional funding on the operation of the Barnett Formula.

      Wales Office: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many applications his Department has received for (a) internal loans and (b) secondments from civil servants in each year since 2010.

      Wales Office: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether requests for consultancy and temporary staff for the his Department must be accompanied by a formal business case.

      Wales Office: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what proportion of requests for consultancy and temporary staff for his Department were approved via a resource board.

      Wales Office: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what proportion of consultancy assignments procured by his Department are paid at a daily rate.

      Wales Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, which EU legislation within his Department's responsibilities will (a) be incorporated into UK law through the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill and (b)...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Rape

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to amend section 41 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 to limit the...

    • Prisons: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what occupational training is available for prisoners; what the criteria are for subscribing to such training; and to what degree any training is...

      Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether there is a national curriculum for prison education.

      Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much has been spent on education services in prisons over the last two years.

      Prisoners: Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that all prisoners are able to open a bank account.

      Rape: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information his Department holds on the number of rape victims who were cross-examined about their sexual history during cases tried in the last...

      Fines: Surcharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people convicted of offences of violence against women and girls have been ordered to pay compensation into the Victim Surcharge Fund in each...

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what support is provided to prisoners who have an addiction to new psychoactive substances.

      Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 14 July 2017 to Question 3452, on prisons: education, what oversight is conducted into induction programmes in prisons; and...

      Prisons: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to help prisons to increase levels of (a) drugs testing and (b) searches for mobile phones.

      Young Offender Institutions: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many members of staff have been employed in each young offenders institution in each year since 2010.

      Prisons: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the overall budget has been for each prison operated by (a) HM Prison Service and (b) each prison operator in each year since 2010.

      Open Prisons: Staff

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

      Prisons: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many members of staff have been employed in each women's prison in each year since 2010.

      Road Traffic Offences: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to review sentence levels for driving offences.

      Prisoners' Discharge Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much, including administration costs, was spent on the Discharge Grant Scheme in the last year for which figures are available.

      Gender Recognition Act 2004

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been found guilty of offences under section 22 of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 in each year since 2004-05; and how many were...

      Domestic Violence: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will take steps to ensure that actual bodily harm and grievous bodily harm in a domestic setting are included in sentencing guidelines as an...

      Family Courts: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the fact that a child has witnessed domestic violence is taken into account when a family court makes directions in child contact proceedings.

      Community Rehabilitation Companies: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of payment-by-results contracts on the delivery of services by community rehabilitation companies.

      G4S: Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he has taken to improve the effectiveness of G4S in delivering electronic tagging services.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the Through the Gate programme on reducing prisoner reoffending rates.

      Prisoners: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Category C prisoners are held in (a) HMP Swansea, (b) HMP Cardiff and (c) HMP Parc.

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners have caused (a) harm to themselves, (b) harm to other prisoners and (c) harm to members of the prison service in (i) HMP Parc, (ii)...

      Prisons: Port Talbot

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what funds he will make available to the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg to provide healthcare for prisoners in the proposed prison in Port Talbot.

      Ministry of Justice: Arms Length External Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of new arms-length bodies his Department plans to establish once the UK has left the EU.

      Family Courts: Perjury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been prosecuted for perjury in the family court in each year since 2007, by gender.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average wait time is for personal independence payment appeals to be heard by the Courts and Tribunals Service.

      Prisoners' Release: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has made an assessment of the adequacy of rehabilitation and support services available to people leaving prison in Greater Manchester for...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average waiting time was for a personal independence payment appeal to be heard in each of the last five years in each tribunal area.

      National Probation Service for England and Wales: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of the relative cost of housing compared with wages in (a) Oxford and (b) Oxfordshire on the ability of the...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people in all regions can access legal aid providers.

      Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to increase the time for which an applicant for an employment tribunal can submit a claim to include the time when employment tribunal...

      Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the value of employment tribunal fees received by the Government was since 2013.

      Prisoners: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken to promote, identify and treat mental health conditions in the prison population.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prosecutions there have been for knife crimes in each London borough in each of the last seven years.

      Offenders: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many foreign prisoners have been (a) deported and (b) transferred to foreign prisons in 2017.

      Prisoners: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many foreign nationals are in prison in the UK; and what steps his Department is taking to send those nationals back to their countries of origin.

      Children: Secure Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many court orders for children to be held securely have been made in each year since 2010.

      Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of reimbursing people who have paid employment tribunal fees.

      Community Rehabilitation Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) staff and (b) vacancies there were in each community rehabilitation company in each quarter since those companies were established.

      Family Courts: Perjury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases brought before the family courts have been found to be based on false allegations in each of the last 10 years.

      G4S: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will place the documents relating to the contract signed in 2017 between the Government and G4S for the electronic tagging of offenders in the Library.

      Crown Courts: Legal Representation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have chosen to represent themselves in Crown Court since the implementation of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of offenders who re-offended or breached their licence and who were liable to be recalled were not recalled in each of the last three years.

      Prisoners: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to implement the recommendations of the report by Lord Farmer, The importance of strengthening prisoners' family ties to prevent...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Communication Service: Tunisia

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many trips staff from the Government Communication Service have made to Tunisia since the inception of that body; and what the costs were of each...

    • Government Communication Service: Jordan

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many trips staff from the Government Communication Service have made to Jordan since the inception of that body; and what the costs were of each...

      Government Communication Service: Secondment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether a fee is charged by the Government for staff seconded to foreign Governments from the Government Communication Service.

      Government Departments: Secondment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many secondments have been organised from the Government Communication Service to positions in which foreign Governments since the inception of...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to reduce the scale and administrative impact of duplicate registration applications for Electoral Registration...

      Voting Rights: EU Nationals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the effect on the automatic right of EU citizens resident in the UK to vote at elections to local authorities, devolved...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when plans to publish analysis of the voter registration initiative trialled at Sheffield University; what criteria will be used to determine the...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure electoral registration is joined-up with other public services.

      Educational Institutions: Electoral Registration Officers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that university governing bodies in England cooperate with electoral registration officers in local...

      Civil Servants: Pensions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the total value of investment is by the (a) Parliamentary Contributory Pensions Fund and (b) Civil Service Pension Scheme in funds linked to...

      Public Sector: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the Government's race audit findings will be published.

      Joint Ministerial Committee

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to his oral contribution of 5 September 2016, Official Report, column 65, when the Joint Ministerial Committee will next meet.

      Joint Ministerial Committee

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to his oral contribution of 5 September 2016, Official Report, column 65, what mechanisms are being considered as an alternative to the...

  • Department for Transport

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks of Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 5 July (HL Deb, col 899), whether they will produce the necessary resources to ensure that the Royal Borough of...

    • Housing Starts

      Her Majesty's Government what are the annual figures for housing starts in (1) the United Kingdom; and (2) England, from 1979 to 2016; and how these figures compare to the equivalent figures for...

  • Home Office

    • Religious Buildings: Islam

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 5 July (HL16), whether they have raised the foreign funding of UK mosques and Islamic centres with...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government from how many air-pollution monitors official data on air quality within the perimeter of Heathrow airport are derived; and where those monitors are located.

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