Written answers

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

  • HM Treasury

    • Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the merits of requiring HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to send an automatic acknowledgement to tax credit claimants who...

    • Cars: Sales

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the risks to the economy posed by the growth of personal contract purchase finance deals for new car sales.

      Landlords: Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the amount of tax revenue lost through landlords not (a) properly declaring rent and (b) registering for self-assessment.

      Financial Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has undertaken an impact assessment of the effect on the UK financial sector of the UK leaving the single market.

      Charities: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the rate of VAT collected from accident rescue charities in the last 12 months.

      Treasury: European Union

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what meetings he has had with EU officials since 8 June 2017.

      Taxation: Domicil

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of protecting overseas trusts in the draft provisions on deemed domicile for tax purposes.

      Taxation: Multinational Companies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects to implement public country-by-country reporting.

      Multinational Companies: Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to prevent multinational companies using the transfer pricing method to avoid paying taxes.

      Turkey: Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he or officials of his Department have had with the Turkish Government about that country's customs agreement with the EU.

      Office for National Statistics

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the issuing of a provisional ruling by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) as set out in section 6 paragraph 49 of the ONS Classification...

      Office for National Statistics

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the issuing of provisional advice on the expected classification of a proposal at an early stage of development as set out in section 6 paragraph 49...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department had with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs before the announcement of a ban on petrol and diesel...

      Customs Declaration Services Programme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost of the creation and first five years of running the Customs Declarations Services programme.

      Customs Declaration Services Programme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the economic effect of the time taken to implement the Customs Declarations Services programme.

      Landlords: Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many landlords in the UK are currently persons of interest to HM Revenue and Customs.

      Treasury: Loans

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many bilateral loans his Department has made since 2010; what amount was loaned in each case; and what amount has been paid back in each case.

      Whisky: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the Government will match EU funding levels for the Scotch whisky industry to fund the promotion of food and drink geographical indications or protected...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government plans to change alcohol taxation structures and levels after the UK leaves the EU; and if he will make a statement.

      Taxation: Malawi

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to update the UK's tax treaty with Malawi.

      Electric Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment has been made of the treatment of electric vehicles with a list price of more than £40,000 under the new vehicle excise duty system on...

      Insurance Premium Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 17 July 2017 to Question 4505, if he will make it his Department's policy to (a) monitor behavioural responses resulting from any...

      Public Finance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in what year he plans to eliminate the deficit; and if he will make a statement.

      Taxation: Multinational Companies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on the public purse of the potential tax underpayment of £24.8 billion in 2016-17 by large companies...

      Staff: Industrial Democracy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress the Government is making on its plans for changes in the structure of employee representation; and if he will make a statement.

      Managers: Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress the Government is making on its plans for increased transparency on executive pay; and if he will make a statement.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Government's strategy to tackle tax avoidance; and what recent estimate he has made of the...

      Taxation: Advisory Bodies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress the Government is making on its plans for increased regulation of tax advisory firms; and if he will make a statement.

      Cybercrime: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress the Government is making on its plans for measures to reduce online fraud in VAT; and if he will make a statement.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress the Government is making on its plans for changes in business rates and self-evaluations; and if he will make a statement.

      Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to work with banks and the financial sector to improve tax transparency.

      Taxation: British Overseas Territories

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to help improve the tax transparency of Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories.

      Overseas Residence: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to tackle tax avoidance and tax evasion by people and companies conducted by means of trusts which transfer trustees'...

      Charities: Minimum Wage

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that national minimum wage regulations are being properly enforced in the charities sector (a) generally and...

      Tax Evasion: Prosecutions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of successful prosecutions for tax evasion; and if he will make a statement.

      Treasury: Temporary Employment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of requests for consultancy and temporary staff for his Department were approved via a resource board.

      Treasury: Temporary Employment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether requests for consultancy and temporary staff for the his Department must be accompanied by a formal business case.

      Revenue and Customs: Redundancy Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 123 of the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) Annual Report and Accounts 2016-17, how much of the £27,482,000 paid to HMRC staff in...

      Sovereign Wealth Funds

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department has taken to establish a national sovereign wealth fund.

      Overseas Loans: Developing Countries

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will introduce legislation to enshrine the UN Conference on Trade and Development principles on responsible lending and borrowing in UK law.

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will freeze beer duty for the remainder of the current Parliament.

      Motor Sports: Wales

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what advice his Department has given the Welsh Government on whether financial guarantees provided by the Welsh Government to the Circuit of Wales project...

      Consumer Prices Index

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the Consumer Prices Index rate of inflation.

      Exchange Rates

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the Pound to Euro exchange rate.

      Exchange Rates

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the Pound to US Dollar exchange rate.

      Inflation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the Consumer Price Index rate of inflation.

      Bank of England: Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the salary is of the (a) highest and (b) lowest-paid employee of the Bank of England; and if he will make a statement.

      Unemployment: Costs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the total cost to (a) the economy, (b) government revenue and (c) public services of unemployment among (i) people with a...

      Taxation: Fraud

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether HM Revenue and Customs applies a de minimis limit for investigating allegations of fraud.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will update his Department's analysis of 18 April 2016, published in HM Treasury analysis: the long-term economic impact of EU membership and the...

      Treasury: Brexit

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

      Managers: Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to regulate pay rises for managers of large companies.

      Debts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the level of personal debt (a) in total, (b) per household and (c) as a proportion of GDP for the latest period available and for each of...

      Instalment Credit: Prices

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of applying a price cap on rent-to-own goods.

      NHS Foundation Trusts: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of VAT which does not accrue to the public purse as a result of the establishment of subsidiary companies by NHS...

      Minimum Wage: Arrears

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many of the 233 employers named by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy for non-compliance with the national minimum wage on 16...

      Bank Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the (a) Competition and Markets Authority and (b) Financial Conduct Authority on overdraft fees.

      Public Expenditure: Wales

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing Barnett formula funding for Wales in line with the recent increase in funding for Northern...

      Defibrillators: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to exempt automated external defibrillators from VAT.

      Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 24 July 2017 to HL1074, whether the estimates for average employer pension contributions used in the table given in that Answer...

      Cultural Heritage: Capital Taxes

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) buildings, (b) estates, (c) parklands and (d) objects with national (i) scientific and (ii) historic interest have been granted exemption from...

      Tax Collection

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure the collection of taxes that have not been paid through error by HM Revenue and Customs.

      Gaming Machines: Tax Yields

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the level of tax receipts from fixed-odds betting terminals in each of the next three years; and if he will make a...

  • Prime Minister

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister, on what date she plans to respond to the letter of 12 July 2017 from the hon. Member for Glasgow East inviting her to visit Glasgow.

    • Donald Trump

      To ask the Prime Minister, how many times since President Trump's inauguration she has made a telephone or other call to the President; and how many times she has received a telephone or other...

      Drugs: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Prime Minister, if the Government will transfer responsibility for UK drugs policy from the Home Office to the Department for Health.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether she has had recent discussions with the Saudi Foreign Minister on ending the blockade of Yemen.

      Prime Minister: Japan

      To ask the Prime Minister, which representatives of which companies accompanied her on her visit to Japan from 30 August to 1 September 2017.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to increase the proportion of people diagnosed with autism who are in full-time or part-time work.

    • Retirement: Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many men and women in the most recent year for which data are available died before they reached state pension age.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints his Department has (a) received and (b) investigated in the last 12 months in each region from women born in the 1950s and...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether private sector contractors have any role in the processing of outbound correspondence from his Department.

      Social Security Benefits: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Department's policy is on paying benefits to claimants who do not have a bank account.

      Poverty: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessments have been made of poverty rates among women aged 60 to 62.

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many completed repeat assessments there have been of people with (a) Parkinson's disease, (b) multiple sclerosis, (c) motor neurone...

      Social Security Benefits: Chronic Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with (a) cystic fibrosis, (b) rheumatoid arthritis, (c) motor neurone disease, (d) multiple sclerosis and (e) Parkinson's...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Bridgend and Porthcawl

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many women over the age of 60 claim jobseeker's allowance at (a) Bridgend Jobcentre and (b) Porthcawl Jobcentre; and if he will make a...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Parkinson's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with Parkinson's disease have had employment and support allowance cancelled after 12 months without undergoing a work...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) staff are deployed to respond to complaints received from women born in the 1950s affected by the change to the state pension age...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on what date his Department opened an investigation into complaints made by women born in the 1950s affected by the changes to the state...

      Disability: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress has been made towards introducing personalised and tailored employment support for disabled people who are looking for work.

      Personal Independence Payment: Gower

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

      Pensions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to seek a solution to the problem of hidden costs and charges in pension schemes.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential future costs of providing transitional financial support for WASPI women until they reach the...

      Work Capability Assessment: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department has spent on contracts for delivering work capability assessments in the last year.

      Social Security Benefits and Welfare Tax Credits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many mandatory reconsiderations have taken place for each type of benefit and tax credit; and how many of those reconsiderations...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to undertake an assessment of reasons for the increase in the number of employment and support allowance and personal...

      Mobility: Terminology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which conditions are included within the movement disorders disability category Stat-Xplore sub group; and if he will make a statement.

      Bereavement Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families with children aged below the school leaving age are in receipt of the bereavement support payment; and how many such...

      Bereavement Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families are in receipt of the new bereavement support payment.

      Bereavement Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families without children aged below the school leaving age are in receipt of the bereavement support payment.

      Disability: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many full-time disabled students received disability living allowance or personal independence payment and were in the work-related...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on what evidence the decision was taken by his Department to mandate the migration of 65 to 69 year-olds from disability living allowance to...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people aged 65 to 69 have been moved from disability living allowance to personal independence payment.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential financial effect on people aged between 65 and 69 who, when mandated to migrate from disability...

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the closure of Easterhouse Jobcentre on claimants who have difficulty using PCs and the...

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the closure of Parkhead Jobcentre on claimants who have difficulty using PCs and the...

      Social Security Benefits: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time for a complaint lodged with the Independent Case Examiner to be allocated to an investigation case manager was...

      Pensioners: Glasgow East and Maidenhead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the (a) number and (b) average age was of state pension recipients in (i) Glasgow East and (ii) Maidenhead constituencies in the latest...

      Personal Independence Payment: Glasgow East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many disability living allowance claimants who have been invited to and claimed personal independence payment in Glasgow East constituency...

      Personal Independence Payment: Glasgow East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many disability living allowance claimants in Glasgow East constituency have been invited to but have not claimed personal independence...

      Job Centres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of using Ordnance Survey automated software to (a) calculate routes, estimated journey...

      Personal Independence Payment: Glasgow East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Glasgow East constituency have had their original decision on claiming personal independence payments overturned as a...

      Job Centres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of using ordnance survey automated software to (a) calculate routes, estimated journey...

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what specific options were considered for the future of Parkhead Jobcentre prior to the decision to divest.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what specific options were considered for the future of Easterhouse Jobcentre prior to the decision to divest.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Administration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criteria are used to determine to which Jobcentre Plus office each new claim is assigned.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions he has had with third sector organisations on the closure of Parkhead Jobcentre.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the savings to the public purse which will accrue from the proposed closure of Parkhead Jobcentre.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the savings to the public purse which will accrue from the proposed closure of Easterhouse Jobcentre.

      Social Security Benefits: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints have been accepted for investigation by the Independent Case Examiner's Office but have yet to be allocated to an...

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2017 to Question 111, if (a) he and (b) a Minister of his Department will visit Easterhouse Jobcentre Plus...

      Access to Work Programme: Glasgow East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Glasgow East constituency received support through the Access to Work scheme in each of the last five years.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2017 to Question 115, if (a) he and (b) a Minister of his Department will visit Shettleston Jobcentre Plus...

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2017 to Question 112, if (a) he and (b) a Minister of his Department will visit Parkhead Jobcentre Plus in 2017.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the (a) distance and (b) time it will take to travel by public transport from Parkhead Jobcentre to...

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the (a) distance and (b) time it will take to travel by public transport from Easterhouse Jobcentre...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government has taken to extend the availability of public access terminals in areas served by Parkhead Jobcentre after it closes.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government has taken to extend the availability of public access terminals in areas served by Easterhouse Jobcentre after it closes.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many times the public WiFi at Easterhouse 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, how many claimants are served by Shettleston Jobcentre; and how many of those claimants are disabled.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on the local economy of the plan to relocate jobs from Easterhouse Jobcentre.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on the local economy of the plan to relocate jobs from Parkhead Jobcentre.

      Disability: Glasgow East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an estimate of the proportion of disabled people in Glasgow East constituency who were subject to an adverse sanction decision...

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who use Parkhead Jobcentre have been informed in writing of the closure of that jobcentre.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of the relocation of staff and resources from Parkhead Jobcentre.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants are served by Parkhead Jobcentre; and how many of those claimants are disabled.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants are served by Easterhouse Jobcentre; and how many of those claimants are disabled.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to publish an equality impact assessment on the closure of Easterhouse Jobcentre.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to publish an equality impact assessment on the closure of Parkhead Jobcentre.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of relocating staff and resources from Easterhouse Jobcentre.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who use Easterhouse Jobcentre have been informed in writing of the closure of that jobcentre.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions he has had with third-sector organisations on the closure of Easterhouse Jobcentre.

      Housing Benefit: Glasgow East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with disabilities in Glasgow East constituency had a deduction made from their benefits due to removal of the spare room...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in which parliamentary constituency the largest total weekly amount was deducted from benefit claimants owing to removal of the spare room...

      Social Security Benefits: Arrears

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of women aged (a) 60, (b) 61, (c) 62, (d) 63 and (e) 64 had third party deductions in their (i) employment and...

      Electrical Safety: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what changes to portable appliance testing were implemented as a result of the relevant recommendations on pages 9 and 57 of the Lofstedt...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2017 to Question 3369, how much of the £144,000 paid in exit packages to Department for Work and...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Arms Length External Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, 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.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Assets

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

      Department for Work and Pensions: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, 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...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Temporary Employment

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

      Department for Work and Pensions: Temporary Employment

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

      Department for Work and Pensions: Consultants

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

      Universal Credit: Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress has been made on rolling out the Universal Credit Trusted Partner scheme; and whether he plans to publish an evaluation of the...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has to improve health and safety standards and risk assessment processes on contractors working in the construction...

      Benefits Rules: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how his Department monitors claimant commitment obligations placed on disabled people to ensure that they are reasonable obligations.

      Employment: Minority Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has to provide incentives for employers to employ people from hard-to-reach groups.

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when his Department plans to respond to its consultation on the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper; and if he will make a statement.

      Disability: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the proportion of people with a disability who are (a) employed, (b) inactive in the labour market and (c)...

      Unemployment: Disability and Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on businesses of inactivity in the labour market among people who have a (a) disability...

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many personal independence payment assessment decisions were (a) overturned as a result of an appeal tribunal and (b) maintained in (i)...

      Personal Independence Payment: Salford and Eccles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Salford and Eccles constituency had personal independence payment awards reduced or removed in (a) 2016-17 and (b) 2017-18...

      National Insurance Contributions: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the forthcoming National Insurance Contributions Bill, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of granting Class...

      Access to Work Programme: Disability Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether hoists are refundable under the Access to Work scheme.

      Access to Work Programme: Disability Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, why Access to Work claim forms require certification by an employer or support worker.

      Access to Work Programme: Disability Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how self-employed people can meet the Access to Work certification requirement by an employer or support worker.

      Access to Work Programme: Disability Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons Access to Work claim handlers make separate payments to customers who have multiple such allowances rather than making a...

      Access to Work Programme: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what interim support is available for deaf people between the start of a new job and when an Access to Work workplace assessment is carried out.

      Personal Independence Payment: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many personal independence payment appeals have been made to the Social Security Tribunals by deaf claimants; and how many of those...

      Personal Independence Payment: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what training health professionals carrying out personal independence payment assessments receive on deafness.

      Personal Independence Payment: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when his Department plans to introduce a digital application process that is accessible for deaf people claiming personal independence payment.

      Working Conditions: Temperature

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many prosecutions the Health and Safety Executive has brought against employers for a failure to manage high temperatures in the workplace...

      Musculoskeletal Disorders: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people with musculoskeletal conditions have timely access to services to support them in work.

      Social Security Benefits: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to assist young cancer patients to access welfare benefits.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with the Prime Minister on implementing pension transitional protection arrangements for women born in the 1950s.

      Motor Neurone Disease: Disability Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure that people with motor neurone disease receive (a) home adaptations, (b) specialised wheelchairs and (c)...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to promote the Access to Work scheme to people with musculoskeletal conditions.

      Social Security Benefits: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department is planning a review of benefits available to cancer patients to ensure that benefits are sufficient to meet any...

      Disability Living Allowance: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will review the mobility component of disability living allowance to ensure that children under the age of three are eligible.

      Universal Credit: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect on claimants of issuing benefits on a monthly rather than weekly basis due to the introduction of...

      Revenue and Customs: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether HM Revenue and Customs has sufficient staff to handle each and every complaint relating to personal independence payments within 15 days.

      Income Tax: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on including a person's estimated retirement date on annual tax summaries.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of employment and support allowance payment levels; and if he will undertake a review of...

      Health: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many more people with a disability or long-term health condition are in work compared with 2010.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support the Government is offering to women affected by the Pensions Acts of 1995 and 2011 to stay in work to a later age; and if he will...

      Occupational Pensions: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment the Department has made of the effect of the Walker v Innospec Limited case on pensions liabilities.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent progress his Department has made on the implementation of the Government's Cycle to Work scheme for his Department's employees.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of universal credit claimants who were paid (i) monthly and (ii)...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what evidence his Department has that (a) under the full service and (b) under the live service universal credit (i) moves people into work...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of tax credit recipients who are (a) lone parents with dependent children, (b) married or co-habiting...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken was to make decisions on requests for a change of conditions of leave granted on the basis of family or private...

    • Public Spaces Protection Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions her Department has had with the Local Government Association on the use of public space protection orders.

      Public Spaces Protection Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the use of public space protection orders and the effect of those orders on the level of crimes...

      Police: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what mechanisms are in place to ensure that automated facial recognition software in use by police forces is independently tested for racial...

      Police: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which independent oversight mechanism is responsible for overseeing the police's use of automated facial recognition technology.

      Domestic Violence: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children have lost a parent to domestic violence in each of the last five years; and what steps have been taken to mitigate the...

      Home Office: Mckinsey and Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the value of contracts awarded by her Department and its arms-length bodies to McKinsey & Co in each year since 2013.

      Home Office: Mckinsey and Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the value of contracts awarded by her Department and its arms-length bodies to McKinsey & Co in each year from 2010...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department uses for assessments of humanitarian protection after refugees have been in the UK for five years; and what...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with the head of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) on tackling modern slavery in the UK;...

      Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications her Department received for refugee family reunion visas on the basis of exceptional compelling compassionate...

      Visas: Thailand

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Thai citizens were approved to visit the UK and failed to return to Thailand in 2016.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce knife crime.

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain 2015, published by her Department on 20...

      Domestic Violence: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it a requirement that the recommendations of the Independent Police Complaints Commission following a domestic homicide are...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will require police and crime commissioners to report annually on (a) prevention, (b) investigation and (c) post-conviction...

      Rape: Criminal Investigations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to review and improve processes of investigation of rape allegations.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many section 95 support applications from asylum seekers are dealt with within 14 days.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many straightforward asylum applications are completed within six months.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to page 40 of the Mayor's Office of Policing and Crime's report, The London Knife Crime Strategy, published in June 2017,...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2017 to Question 5241, how many applicants who have paid for her Department's Priority Service have not...

      Visas: Malawi

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many visitor visas have been refused to Malawians who wish to visit the UK in each year since 2010.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will review the UK's drugs policy and take steps to evaluate the effectiveness of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

      Animal Experiments: Primates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what experiments accounted for the 50 per cent increase in 2016 in the number of experiments on new world monkeys, marmosets and tamarins.

      Public Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2017 to Question 3762, on public buildings: fire prevention, whether her Department collects information...

      Arts: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received from the creative industries about the provision of cultural and educational permits to EU residents...

      Animal Experiments: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what breeds of dogs were used in the 325 experiments (basic and applied research) listed in the Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures...

      Animal Experiments: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the Government is doing to reduce the number of dogs used in experiments on living animals.

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for settlement visas were received in each year since 2005; and what average time was taken to process such applications.

      Motorcycles: Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what resources her Department has made available to Merseyside Police to deal with scrambler bikes.

      101 Calls: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the latest performance data for the 101 service.

      Crimes of Violence: Acids

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to improve collaboration and information-sharing between public bodies including (a) NHS bodies, (b)...

      Asylum: Glasgow East

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2017 to Question 106, how many asylum cases awaiting an asylum decision at 31 July 2017 gave a last...

      Sexual Offences: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, (a) how many independent sexual violence advisers were employed in each of the 42 Crown Prosecution Service areas and (b) how much was spent...

      Home Office: Temporary Employment

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

      Home Office: Consultants

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

      Home Office: Temporary Employment

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

      Home Office: Assets

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

      Home Office: Secondment

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

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to ensure that unaccompanied child refugees are able to be reunited with their families in the UK once the UK leaves the EU.

      Crime: Salford and Eccles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has made an assessment of any correlation between levels of crime and the number of police in Salford and Eccles constituency.

      Crime: Stafford

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of trends in the level of crime in Stafford constituency in each of the last five years; and if she will make a...

      Antisocial Behaviour: Public Places

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the efficacy of playing classical music in public spaces to deter anti-social behaviour.

      Crimes of Violence: Acids

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 26 July 2017 to Question 5949, on crimes of violence: acids, how many of the assaults identified involved (a)...

      Crimes of Violence: Acids

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to update guidance to classify acid as a weapon made for causing injury under section 1 of the Prevention of Crime Act 1953.

      Crimes of Violence: Acids

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 26 July 2017 to Question 5949, on crimes of violence: acids, if she will list the 39 police forces in England and...

      Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Government plans to publish its Missing Persons Strategy.

      Motorcycles: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with manufacturers and retailers about reducing crime involving motorcycles, mopeds and off-road vehicles.

      Motor Vehicles: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to tackle criminal use of off-road vehicles.

      Crimes of Violence: Acids

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many finished episodes were recorded by hospitals in England with an external cause of assault by corrosive substance for hospitals in...

      CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received from civil liberties campaign groups on the operation of and use of data from CCTV cameras with facial...

      Police: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of people whose information has been recorded by mobile facial recognition software by police...

      Burglary

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police forces do not collect finger prints for break-ins.

      CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of current legislation regulating the use of CCTV cameras with facial recognition and...

      Metropolitan Police: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with the Metropolitan Police on the use of mobile facial recognition software.

      Police: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will bring forward proposals to extend the remit of the Biometrics Commissioner to include oversight of the use of mobile facial...

      Police: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department has issued to police forces on the use of mobile facial recognition software.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy for UKVI to give applicants a target date for when their visa applications will be processed.

      Domestic Appliances: Counterfeit Manufacturing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many seizures of counterfeit electrical goods have been seized in each port in Scotland in each of the last five years.

      Counter-terrorism: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has for a further round of funding for projects in support of the Prevent Strategy.

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps have been taken to protect under 18 year olds from grooming and inappropriate relationships.

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government has taken since 1 November 2015 to raise awareness amongst public authorities of their statutory duty to notify...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many notifications her Department has received under section 52 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 relating to slavery or human trafficking...

      Animal Welfare: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to Table 2.1 of the Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals, Great Britain 2016, of the dogs born...

      Theft: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many dogs have been reported stolen in each of the last five years.

      Police: Armed Response Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many armed response vehicles each police force had in each year from 2010 to date.

      Anti-social Behaviour: Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reports of anti-social behaviour in connection with mopeds were made in Hornsey and Wood Green constituency in each of the last...

      Police: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police forces have made representations for additional funding to support people affected with mental health issues.

      Police: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average number of police responses to calls from people with a mental health issue was in (a) England and (b) West Yorkshire in...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking together with the French Government to reduce the level of unnecessary force used by the police in that country...

      Police: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the use of body-worn cameras to capture evidence for use in law courts.

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of whether police forces in (a) England and (b) the West Midlands are effective in using the powers available...

      101 Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the efficacy of the 101 service for reporting low level crime.

      101 Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many calls to the 101 non-emergency crime reporting service were terminated by the caller while waiting for an operator in each local...

      Police: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to make it a requirement for all on-duty uniformed and armed police to wear body cameras.

      Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013: Sole Traders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 on sole traders.

      Entry Clearances: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average length of time taken to process an application for a priority settlement visa in New Delhi was in the latest period for...

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it remains her policy to reform the police funding formula.

      Drugs: Venezuela

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will provide an update on the work of the National Crime Agency to tackle drug trafficking in Venezuela.

      Runaway Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which recommendations of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Missing and Runaway Children and Adults report, Inquiry into the safeguarding...

      Poisons: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many retailers have reported suspicious transactions involving reportable poisons since the commencement of the Deregulation Act 2015.

      Passports: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to amend children's passports to include the names of both of their parents.

      Passports: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many British women have been asked by UK Border Control to prove they were related to their children when attempting to enter the UK...

      Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 is fully and uniformly enforced.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum claims have included reference to sexuality or gender identity in each year since 2011.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Secondment

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

    • Northern Ireland Office: Assets

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

      Northern Ireland Office: Consultants

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

      Northern Ireland Office: Brexit

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

      Northern Ireland Office: Buildings

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

      Northern Ireland Office: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many procurements undertaken by his Department have taken more than (a) three months, (b) six months, (c) one year and (d) two years.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband: Cricklewood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has made an assessment of the effect of limited (Exchange Only) internet speeds on businesses operating in the...

    • Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent progress has been made on implementing the internet safety strategy; and how that strategy plans to tackle the...

      Public Libraries: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to reduce the number of local libraries closing.

      Arts: Free Movement of Labour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what economic assessment the Government has made of the impact on ending freedom of movement on the creative industries.

      Art Works: Taiwan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the Taiwanese Government to display works of art from the National Palace Museum of Taiwan...

      Broadband: Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how she plans to improve access to broadband services in Berwickshire Roxburgh and Selkirk.

      Arts: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the provision of short-term work visas for...

      Arts: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will conduct an audit of EU funding to the UK creative sector.

      Sports: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will bring forward proposals to ensure more women are encouraged into sport.

      Broadband: Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many properties in Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk are estimated not to have access to superfast broadband services.

      Broadband: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to ensure competition among providers where fibre optic broadband is rolled out.

      Broadcasting: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with her EU counterparts on long-term broadcast access to the EU for Ofcom-licensed broadcasters...

      Sky: 21st Century Fox

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how she plans to keep Parliament informed about the merger of Sky with 21st Century Fox before making her decision on that...

      Technology: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department has undertaken an impact assessment of the effect on the UK tech sector of the UK leaving the single market.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of consultancy assignments procured by her Department are paid at a daily rate.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Arms Length External Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, 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.

      Parliamentary Proceedings: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions the Government has had with the BBC on broadcasting parliamentary proceedings on the radio.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when the Government plans to respond to the Public Accounts Committee report of 14 March 2017, National Citizen Service,...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when the Government plans to report on its review into full-time youth volunteering; and what the reason is for the time taken...

      National Citizen Service Trust: Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what her policy is on targeting recruitment of new board members for the National Citizen Service at young people; and when...

      Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether it is the Government's policy to deliver a three year youth policy statement; when she plans to announce her...

      Youth Services: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the role of youth work in combating radicalisation.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with which Minister of her Department the brief for youth policy, the National Citizen Service and the UK Youth Parliament...

      Conservation Areas: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to create more conservation areas across London.

      Broadband: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many small businesses in the North West can access broadband.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Brexit

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

      Listed Events

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when she next plans to review the list of sporting events of national interest available to all television viewers.

      Swimming: Autism and Down's Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the change to eligibility groups in the pilot scheme introduced by the...

      Mass Media and Sports: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to promote the creation of jobs in alternative media and sport industries outside London;...

      Coventry City Football Club: Sportsgrounds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has had recent discussions with the (a) English Football League or (b) Football Association on Coventry City...

      Arts: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the attendees at any roundtable events that she or Ministers in her Department have held with representatives...

      National Lottery: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much the National Lottery received from the sale of lottery tickets in each constituency in Wales in each of the last...

  • Department of Health

    • Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total number of repeat prescriptions issued by (a) high street and (b) internet pharmacies has been in each year since 2007 in (i) England and...

    • Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will bring forward proposals to ensure that sufficient people train as nurses to address any shortfall in NHS nurse provision.

      Mental Health Services: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department spends per capita on mental health per year in (a) England and (b) York.

      Health Professions: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many applications there have been for entry to 2017-18 degree courses for (a) physiotherapy, (b) midwifery, (c) occupational therapy,(d) speech and...

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding is provided each year for research into myalgic encephalomyelitis.

      Pregnancy: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much of the £290 million funding announced in January 2016 for perinatal mental health has been allocated; and if he will provide a full...

      Psychiatric Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the recommended caseload for a community psychiatric nurse is.

      Psychiatric Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average turnover rate is for community psychiatric nurses.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time is for (a) a mental health assessment and (b) mental health treatment in (i) England and (ii) York.

      Mental Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what comparative assessment he has made of the level of staffing available for mental health services in (a) York and (b) England.

      Family Nurse Partnership Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many parents in each year since 2010 have been placed on the family nurse partnership programme.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in (a) York Central constituency and (b) the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group have been affected by contaminated blood.

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether health visitors are required to (a) inform parents of their entitlement to Healthy Start vouchers and (b) assist them through the application process.

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information on healthy eating is given to parents alongside Healthy Start vouchers.

      NHS: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what changes have been made to the NHS' cyber security following the cyber attack in May 2017.

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS has spent on healthcare for patients who have been unable to leave hospital due to a lack of adequate adapted housing in each of the...

      Drugs: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the latest statistical bulletin published by the Office for National Statistics on deaths related to drug poisoning, what steps he is...

      Mental Health Services: Occupational Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time equivalent occupational therapists working in mental health the NHS has employed in each year since 2006-07.

      Clinical Psychologists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time equivalent psychologists have been employed by the NHS in each year since 2006-07.

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to simplify the continuing health care application process.

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many families seeking continuing healthcare pay for legal support.

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the official period is for the retention of patient documents.

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the outcome of consultation on expansion of undergraduate medical education will be announced.

      Health Professions: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when data obtained by his Department and arms-length bodies from UCAS on the number and profile of applications for entry to medical and nursing courses...

      Infected Blood Reference Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who his Department approached to advise on the membership of the Infected Blood Reference Group; how many (a) people and (b) organisations were invited...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to introduce an equivalent access and waiting time standard for people over 19-years of age who have an eating disorder to that which...

      Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of recent trends in the (a) size of health visitors' caseloads and (b) duration of each home visit undertaken by health visitors.

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the level of the take-up of Healthy Start vouchers.

      Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the Government has learned from the implementation of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003; and whether such lessons will...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what effect data for Q1 2017-18 published by NHS England on the access and waiting time standard for people under-19 years of age with eating disorders...

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the Government's policy is on (a) continuing membership of the European Health Insurance Card scheme and (b) establishing similar arrangements to...

      Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients: Parkinson's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people with Parkinson's disease have been sectioned under the Mental Health Act 1983 in each of the last 10 years.

      Plastic Surgery: Ethics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will take steps to implement the recommendations of the Nuffield Council bioethics report, Cosmetic procedures: ethical issues,...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps the Government has taken to improve support for people with mental health issues.

      Mental Health: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps the Government has taken to raise awareness of male mental health issues.

      Eating Disorders: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting times are for people with an eating disorder aged 19 and under to receive treatment in (a) Colne Valley, (b) Kirklees, (c) West...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to consult in Wales on establishing terms of reference for the inquiry into contaminated blood.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to work with the devolved administrations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on setting the terms of reference for the...

      Prisoners: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prisoners have required (a) medical treatment and (b) emergency medical treatment at an NHS hospital at (i) HMP Parc, (ii) HMP Bure and (iii)...

      Carers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that social care providers can pay their staff rates above those set for the national minimum wage (a)...

      Department of Health: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, 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...

      Department of Health: Secondment

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

      Department of Health: Consultants

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

      Maternity Services: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what risk assessment East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust carried out on perinatal and other maternity-related deaths before removing consultant-led...

      Mobile Phones: Aerials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to review the acceptable levels of exposure to radiofrequency radiation from mobile telephone base stations.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of processes within NHS mental health trusts for monitoring whether patients have been offered...

      Depressive Illnesses: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what implications the findings of the research study, Do English mental health services know whether they followed NICE treatment recommendations for...

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what programmes his Department has operated in prisons for drug rehabilitation in each year since 2010 broken down by (a) budget, (b) number of male and...

      Visual Impairment: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many eye surgeries as a result of diabetic conditions have been performed by the NHS in the last 12 months.

      Department of Health: Brexit

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

      Autism: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on the practice of bleach enema as a treatment to cure autism; and if he will make a statement.

      Personal Injury: Liability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to provide financial resources to GPs to meet the increase in indemnity costs as a result of the change to the discount rate on personal...

      Pregnancy: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the National Childbirth Trust on its Hidden Half campaign to improve diagnosis and treatment for post-natal mental illness.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department held during the Parliamentary summer recess with victims and victims' groups on the contaminated blood inquiry.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to introduce access and waiting time standards so that adults with an eating disorder receive NICE guideline-approved...

      Physician Associates: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 21 July 207 to Question HL969, when his Department plans to start the public consultation on the regulation of physician associates.

      Social Services: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his written statement of 3 July 2017, HCWS24, whether the Care Quality Commission's local system reviews of health and social care in...

      Medicine: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to prevent London medical schools from cross-subsidising the education of international students from their Service Increment...

      Ambulance Services: Blackpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times ambulances attended incidents on the A583 at or outside Cuadrilla Resources' shale gas site on that road in July 2017.

      Ambulance Services: Blackpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times ambulances called to attended incidents on the A583 at or outside Cuadrilla Resources' shale gas site in July 2017 transferred patients...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people with mental health issues were admitted to accident and emergency departments in (a) Kirklees, (b) West Yorkshire and (c) England in each...

      Homosexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will proscribe the practice of conversion therapy in England.

      Post Natal Depression: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will implement the recommendations of the National Childbirth Trust's report, The Hidden Half - bringing postnatal mental illness out of hiding,...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to increase awareness of eating disorders.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to consult with (a) families, (b) carers and (c) those detained under current provision on the content of the proposed Mental...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the importance of the data provided by the Adult Dental Health Survey to planning and commissioning oral health services;...

      Dental Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dental practices will be involved in the new oral health preventive programme, Starting Well.

      Hospital Wards: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure equal access to overnight rooms or bed-space next to their child for parents saying overnight with their child in a...

      Mental Health Services: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 6 September 2017 to Question 6837, in what format his Department holds information on spending on low and medium-secure...

      Self-harm: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 6 September 2017 to Question 6832, and with reference to the Answer of 14 November 2016 to Question 51972, whether the process...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of Mental Health Investment Standards letters have been signed and reported to his Department.

      Health Centres: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to encourage the provision of hoists in health centres to help transfer patients to examination beds.

      Mental Health Services: Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many looked after children (a) had an initial mental health screening and (b) are awaiting further assessments or treatment in each of the last 12 months.

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) pre-school, (b) primary and (c) secondary age children have undergone the dental removal of one or more teeth in each of the last three...

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost was to the public purse of removing one or more teeth from children in each of the last three years.

      Neuromuscular Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to increase the number of neuromuscular care advisors for people with muscle-wasting conditions.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has received on including obligations to remove and recycle legacy gas and electric meters...

    • Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential export market available to UK firms who refurbish gas and electric meters...

      Business: Pay

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

      Business: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to page 20 of the Government's paper Corporate Governance Reform published on 29 August 2017, when he...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Trade Unions

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

      Business: Pay

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

      Manufacturing Advisory Service: Stafford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many businesses the Manufacturing Advisory Service has assisted in Stafford constituency since May 2015.

      Furniture: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an assessment of (a) the adequacy of and (b) compliance with the fire safety standards...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit

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

      Courier Services: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department takes to regulate and monitor courier companies in the UK.

      Carbon Emissions: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to improve the carbon efficiency of homes.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many procurements undertaken by his Department have taken more than (a) three months, (b) six months, (c) one year...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much his Department has paid in letting fees for its estate in each year since 2010.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Buildings

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

      Small Businesses: Northamptonshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many small businesses are registered in Northamptonshire; how many such businesses were registered in...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Behavioural Insights Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much his Department paid to the Behavioural Insights Team in each year since 2014.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department takes to provide (a) information on its services in British Sign Language (BSL) and (b)...

      Modern Working Practices Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government plans to take as a result of the publication of the Taylor Review of modern working...

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much has accrued to the public purse from fines and penalties from companies failing to report their Persons of...

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many companies have not met the most recent Persons of Significant Control reporting deadline.

      Holidays: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations the Government has received from (a) employment agencies and (b) agency workers on holiday payments.

      Self-employed: Average Earnings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to raise wages for the self-employed.

      Electrical Safety: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the potential correlation between periods of high electricity...

      Employment: Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timetable is for publication of ACAS guidelines for employers whose employees have a baby born premature or...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Behavioural Insights Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what services his Department and former constituent departments have received from the Behavioural Insights Team since 2014.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government plans for the UK to remain in the internal energy market after the UK leaves the EU.

      Industry: Productivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, to ask the Secretary of State what steps he is taking to improve productivity as part of the Industrial Strategy

      Productivity: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken to develop skills and technical education to encourage productivity growth.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, to ask the Secretary of State what assessment he has made of the UK's ability to meet its carbon reduction targets.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, to ask the Seceretary of State what the reasons are for the time taken to publish the carbon reduction plan.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, to ask the Secretary of State what assessment he has made of the UK's ability to meet its carbon reduction targets.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Defence and Cyber Innovation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much of the £165 million Defence and Cyber Innovation Fund has been allocated to support innovative procurement in defence and security; and to...

    • RAF St Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to make a final decision on the relocation of (a) 614 RAF Auxiliary Squadron, (b) University of Wales Air Squadron, (c) 2300 Air Cadets...

      RAF St Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2017 to Question 275, on RAF St Athan, when he plans to publish the impact assessment of (a) 614 RAF Auxiliary...

      RAF St Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has conducted an assessment of the potential effect of the relocation of No. 4 School of Technical Training at St Athan to RAF...

      RAF St Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2017 to Question 275, on RAF St Athan, which organisations will be consulted as part of the impact assessment on the...

      Aircraft Carriers; Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many aircraft are currently in service on the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier.

      Deepcut Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps were taken to implement the recommendation set out in para 2.23 of the 2006 Deepcut Review.

      Monuments: Occupied Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will establish a permanent memorial to British servicemen and women who lost their lives in Palestine during the lead-up to Israel's independence.

      Army: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many new Army recruits who joined the Army since January 2017 were (a) male and (b) female.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 18 July 2017 to Question 4377, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the Abertillery Reserve Centre on...

      Navy: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to deploy Royal Navy ships to the Black Sea for training exercises.

      Ministry of Defence: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the value was of his Department's spend with UK industry in each of the last five years.

      Veterans: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what financial support is currently available for veterans charities to apply for.

      Armed Forces: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many regular armed forces personnel were based in Scotland in each year since 2010.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many allegations of humanitarian law violations by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen his Department is investigating.

      Veterans: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations his Department has received on the closure of the Veteran's First Point charity service in the Grampian region; and if he will make...

      Ministry of Defence: Assets

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

      Ministry of Defence: Secondment

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

      Ministry of Defence: Temporary Employment

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

      Ministry of Defence: Consultants

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

      Ministry of Defence: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, 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...

      Ministry of Defence: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2017 to Question 3361 on redundancy payments to armed forces staff in 2015-16, how much was paid to (a) men and (b) women.

      Ministry of Defence: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2017 to Question 3361 on redundancy, how much of the £2,292,990 paid in redundancy payments to civilian staff in...

      Air Force: Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of air cadets have completed courses in gliding in each of the last five years; how many air cadets have completed gliding...

      Air Force: Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many young people have (a) joined and (b) left the air cadets in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people have applied to join the Army who are aged between 16 and 24 since the commencement of the This is Belonging campaign.

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons the This is Belonging campaign by the Army was specifically marketed to 16 to 24-year olds in low socio-economic groups.

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) men and (b) women have applied to join the Army since the commencement of the This is Belonging campaign.

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people who have applied to join the Army since the commencement of the This is Belonging campaign have completed A-levels.

      Ministry of Defence: Brexit

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

      Iraq: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department takes to ensure that weapons sold to or gifted to Iraq reach their designated destination and end user.

      Ministry of Defence: Procurement

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

      Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the proportion of UK steel which will be used to produce the five new frigates announced on 6 September 2017.

      Navy: Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the missile defence capabilities of the Royal Navy in light of the recent advances in the development of...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Social Rented Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many social housing properties are fitted with the same cladding used at Grenfell Tower.

    • Homelessness: Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to support homeless people into employment.

      Non-domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 18 July 2017 to Question 900568, what compensation is available for businesses that win at appeal but...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2017 to Question 5261, when the Government plans to make a decision on how best to continue...

      Parking: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to tackle the practices of rogue private parking operators.

      Planning Permission: Northumberland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many planning appeals from Northumberland have been heard by Ministers since 2010.

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2017 to Question 4915, on Grenfell Tower: Fires, what the cost of initial testing of samples...

      Council Housing: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2017 to Question 4988, on council housing: repairs and maintenance, what criteria will be...

      Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people (a) living in supported housing and (b) living in supported housing with a mental illness can pay their rent if...

      Housing: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to ensure that all new homes are built to ultra-low emission standards from 2020.

      Private Rented Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to improve energy efficiency in the private rented sector.

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many working hours have been spent by civil servants in his Department in response to the Grenfell Tower fire; and what...

      Refuges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if the Government will place a duty on local authorities to (a) ensure that sufficient places of safety are available for...

      Planning Permission: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of approved extant planning permissions in (a) Bury St Edmunds constituency and (b)...

      Homelessness: Single People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many single homeless people have accessed the main homelessness duty in England in each of the last 10 years.

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his Oral Statement of 3 July 2017, Official Report, column 912, on Grenfell Tower, how many of the 181 samples that...

      Housing Estates: Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the role of redevelopment projects on former local authority housing sites in the financial...

      Housing Estates: Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the effect on the domestic housing market of the exclusive sale of housing units in...

      Compulsory Purchase

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the effect on (a) individual homeowners and (b) social diversity in the affected area of...

      Domestic Appliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of trends in the (a) use and (b) quality of portable appliance testing on electrical products in...

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Assets

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

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Temporary Employment

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

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Temporary Employment

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

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Consultants

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

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, 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.

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the principle set out in paragraph 5.3.6 of the Government's Cyber Security Strategy that everyone who works in...

      Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to reduce the number of (a) families and (b) children living in temporary accommodation.

      Parish Councils: Ballots

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer of 23 February 2016 to HL6056, what progress the Government has made on implementing new...

      Supported Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the effect has been of changes in the timetable for introducing supported housing funding on the availability of new...

      Housing: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2017 to Question 4449, if the Government will make an assessment of the merits of bringing...

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Brexit

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

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he expects to publish a response to the public consultation on the Housing White Paper.

      Sleeping Rough: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to provide mental health assessment and professional support to people sleeping rough.

      Burial: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of local authority charges for burial fees for children in (a) Newcastle, (b) the North...

      Devolution: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether a devolution deal for Yorkshire that included provision for one combined authority and an elected mayor would require...

      Construction Products Regulations 2013

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what penalties his Department has imposed on businesses not complying with the Construction Products Regulations 2013 since...

      Grenfell Tower Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made on identifying and addressing issues in social housing referred to in the Prime Minister's...

      Construction Products Regulations 2013

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department takes to ensure that trading standards departments enforce the Construction Products Regulations 2013.

      Homelessness: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to support rural local authorities in the provision of emergency accommodation for homelessness cases.

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 24 July 2017 to Question 5176, whether those from voluntary sector organisations and those working at...

      Local Government: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made in trends of levels of employment for local authorities for (a) child social care, (b) adult social...

      Local Government Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations he has made to the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on the effect of an end to free...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will publish a list of his European counterparts that he has met to discuss the effect on local government of the UK...

      Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 4 September 2017 to Question 5213, on buildings: fire prevention, whether replacement of cladding...

  • Scotland Office

    • Ports: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what plans the Government has to deliver an ultra deep water port on the East Coast of Scotland.

    • Visas: Malawi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he has had discussions with the Home Secretary on the visa process for the issue of visas to Malawians visiting the UK; and what...

      Dover House: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much his Department spent on renovations and repairs to Dover House in 2016-17.

      Scotland Office: Brexit

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

      Scotland Office: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much his Department has paid in letting fees for its estate in each year since 2010.

      Scotland Office: Procurement

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

      Scotland Office: Buildings

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

  • Department for International Trade

    • Ceramics: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether he has made an assessment of the potential implications of the outcome of the European Commission investigation R650 on UK ceramic...

    • Ceramics: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the expiry review of Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 917/2011, what his Department's policy is on maintaining...

      Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans he has to ensure that each nation and region can take advantage of the opportunities for trade and inward investment after the UK...

      Biofuels: Antidumping Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will seek to retain current EU countervailing duties on biodiesel imported from the US after the UK leaves the EU.

      Ceramics: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether he has made an assessment of the potential implications of the outcome of the European Commission investigation R650 on the kaolin...

      Department for International Trade: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when he last met his counterpart at the (a) National Assembly for Wales and (b) Scottish Parliament; and if he will publish the agenda of...

      Trade Agreements: Dominican Republic

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what representations have been made to the Government of the Dominican Republic on replicating its EU-wide trade deal with the UK after the...

      Trade Agreements: Morocco

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what representations have been made to the Government of Morocco on replicating its EU-wide trade deal with the UK after the UK leaves the EU.

      EU External Trade: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions he or officials of his Department have had with the Turkish Government about that country's customs agreement with...

      Trade Agreements: South Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what representations have been made to the Government of South Korea on replicating its EU-wide trade deal with the UK after the UK leaves...

      Department for International Trade: Secondment

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

      Department for International Trade: Assets

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

      Department for International Trade: Consultants

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

      Department for International Trade: Arms Length External Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, 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.

      Department for International Trade: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, 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...

      Business: Stafford

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many businesses in Stafford constituency have received export support from his Department since it was set up.

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate he has been made of the cost to the UK of setting up a commercial defence investigatory body to oversee anti-dumping (AD) and...

      Department for International Trade: Brexit

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

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate he has made of the cost of setting up a department to investigate trade barriers not related to anti-dumping or anti-subsidy...

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether his Department plans to align arms export policy with the EU Common Position on Arms Exports when the UK leaves the EU.

      Department for International Trade: Buildings

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

      Department for International Trade: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what proportion of his senior trade negotiating team are from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.

      Department for International Trade: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what proportion of his senior trade negotiating team are women.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Sports: Females

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she plans to discuss with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport better representation of women's sport on terrestrial...

    • Abortion: Finance

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the timetable is for delivering funding for abortions for Northern Irish women in England; and if she will make a statement.

      Equal Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the Equality and Human Rights Commission's Fair opportunities for all: A strategy to reduce pay gaps in Britain report, what steps...

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what cost-benefit analysis he has made of the High Speed 2 rolling stock procurement of a (a) mixed fleet of classic compatible and captive and (b)...

    • Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to encourage people to use public transport in order to reduce congestion and its associated effect on air quality.

      Airports: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the absence of an air quality strategy on the draft national policy statement on airports.

      Railways: Luton Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the consultation document on East Midlands rail franchise, published in July 2017, whether his Department has considered the effect...

      Lewes-Uckfield Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will implement the recommendation in Appendix 5 of the Gibb Report on electrification of the Uckfield line.

      Taxis: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department plans to establish a national database of registered taxi and private hire vehicles in conjunction with the DVLA and police.

      Motor Vehicles: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department had with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs before the announcement of a ban on petrol and diesel...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: York Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding will be available to York Railway Station to handle HS2 services.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: York Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of York Railway Station's capacity to handle HS2 services.

      Transport: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the capital spend on transport was per head of population in (a) the North East, (b) Northumberland and (c) Wansbeck constituency in the last 12...

      Helicopters: Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has the Civil Aviation Authority made of the safety of Airbus 225 Super Puma Helicopters for use in the offshore industry; and if he...

      Department for Transport: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2017 to Question 3368 on redundancy, how much of the £17,011,102 paid out in exit packages in 2016-17 was given...

      Department for Transport: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2017 to Question 3368 on redundancy, how much of the £17,987,001 paid out in exit payments in 2015-16 was given...

      Department for Transport: Arms Length External Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, 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.

      Department for Transport: Temporary Employment

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

      Department for Transport: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, 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...

      High Speed Two: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of the National Audit Office of 11 July 2017 on the 2016-17 Accounts of HS2 Ltd,...

      Department for Transport: Temporary Employment

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

      Department for Transport: Assets

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

      Department for Transport: Secondment

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

      Air Space: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has been undertaken of the effect of the creation of Heathrow's third runway and the upgrade to the runway at RAF Northolt will have...

      Community Transport: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the Government's policy is on the application of the derogation in Article 1 (4) of Regulation (EC) No. 1071/2009 for community transport...

      Department for Transport: Brexit

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

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what provisions there are in the (a) TransPennine and (b) Northern franchise to encourage (i) the operation of trains on Boxing Day and (ii)...

      East Coast Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has received representations from (a) Stagecoach and (b) Virgin Eastcoast on renegotiating the terms of Virgin East Coast's contract to...

      Railway Stations: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many rail passengers used (a) Ilkley, (b) Keighley, (c) Ben Rhydding and (d) Steeton and Silsden stations in each year since 2010.

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the scheduled opening and closing times of every ticket office along the Brighton Mainline portion of the Govia Thameslink Railway franchise are;...

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the technology required for the introduction of part-time season tickets; and if he will make a statement.

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make part-time tickets available on the Govia Thameslink Railway franchise by 1 January 2018; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will (a) amend the Ticketing and Settlement Agreement to make part-time season tickets a requirement across all railway franchises and (b) make...

      Railway Signals: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to address railway signal failures caused by periods of very hot weather.

      East Anglia Railway Line: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on works to upgrade the overhead line between Shenfield and London Liverpool Street.

      Local Government: Private Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department has published on local authorities adopting new private roads.

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for season tickets for part-time workers to be introduced on the Govia Thameslink Railway franchise; and what the reasons are...

      Roads: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on the trans-Pennine upgrade programme; and what the timetable is for completion.

      British Transport Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what level of funding the British Transport Police has received to tackle anti-social behaviour on (a) trains and (b) trains stations in (i) West...

      Driving Tests: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on the introduction of compulsory re-examination driving tests for people over the age of 70.

      Buses: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the announcement of 28 August 2017 on funding for low emission buses, where those buses will be manufactured.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost was of managing the Dartford River Crossing in the last financial year; and what income was received from (a) user charges and (b)...

      Electric Vehicles: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many publicly accessible electric car recharging points there are in the UK; and how many such points the Government estimates there will be by...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's most recent estimate is of the average time taken to recharge an electric car.

      Freight: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on businesses using the Port of Dover and the Channel Tunnel of the reintroduction of customs procedures...

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what cost-benefit analysis his Department has made of eliminating paper road tax discs.

      Ports: Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to invest in road networks around UK ports in the next two years to prepare for the UK leaving the EU.

      Customs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that fluidity of movement through ports and across borders is maintained when the UK leaves the EU; and if he will...

      Railways: WiFi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the availability of WiFi across the rail network.

      Public Transport: Ombudsman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to create a Public Transport Ombudsman.

      Traffic Lights: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to include the ability to charge for the installation of mobile traffic lights in his proposals to allow local authorities to...

      Midland Main Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the rolling stock which will be in operation on the Midland Mainline between 2020 and 2022 when the high speed trains...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what comparable assessment he has made of the performance and costs of bi-mode trains and electric rolling stock.

      Midland Main Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the future pattern of rail services and timetabling between London and (a) Nottingham, (b) Leicester and (c) Sheffield...

      Midland Main Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost has been to the public purse of plans to electrify the Midland Mainline north of Kettering to date.

      Midland Main Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect that the decision to cancel the electrification of the Midland Mainline will have on the economy...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Iran: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had over the summer recess with the Iranian authorities about the persecution of religious minorities...

    • Iran: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Iranian counterpart on the persecution of Christians and other religious and ethnic...

      Gary Burns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to investigate the disappearance in Turkey of Gary Burns.

      Canada: Seals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Canadian Government on the practice of seal hunting.

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential effect on the UK's projection of soft power of the UK leaving...

      EU Institutions: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the likely extent of the continuing use of the English language in European...

      Niranjan Rasalingam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the Burmese authorities on the prison sentence handed down to Niranjan...

      Turkey: EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he or his officials have had with the Turkish Government about that country's customs agreement with the EU.

      Mexico: Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 25 July 2017 to Question 5166, on Mexico: missing persons, what response was provided by the Mexican...

      USA: State Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will arrange for President Trump to meet representatives of the Muslim and ethnic minority communities during his...

      Narges Mohammadi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on the health and welfare of Mrs Narges Mohammadi of her imprisonment in Iran.

      Burma: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of recent reports of a massacre in Chut Pyin village in the Sittwe District of...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans his Department has to respond to recent reports of the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya people in Rakhine State, Myanmar.

      Mohammad Ali Taheri

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the case of the continuing imprisonment in Iran and repeated trial on charges which carry...

      Saudi Arabia: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Saudi Arabian counterpart on the cases of Ali Mohammed al-Nimr, Dawood...

      Iran: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of trends in number of people of the Baha'i faith persecuted in Iran (a) between 2005...

      Baha'i Faith: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions the Government has had with the (a) UK Baha'i community and (b) Baha'i international community about the human...

      Iran: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate the Government has made of the number of (a) British and (b) other nationals of Baha'i faith who have been (i)...

      Iran: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations the Government has made at (a) an EU and (b) a UN level on the persecution of people of the Baha'i...

      Iran: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations (a) the British Ambassador to Iran, (b) Ministers and (c) British consular officials have made to their...

      Egypt: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations (a) the British Ambassador to Egypt, (b) Ministers and (c) British consular officials have made to their...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Assets

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

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Arms Length External Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, 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.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the principle set out in paragraph 5.3.6 of the Government's Cyber Security Strategy that everyone who works in...

      Venezuela: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will impose sanctions on President Maduro and other high-ranking Venezuelan Government officials.

      Hong Kong: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on the imprisonment of three...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit

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

      World Trade Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate has been made of the level of representation the UK will require at the World Trade Organisation and the cost of...

      Papua: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Indonesian Government during the Parliamentary summer recess on human rights...

      Papua: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the trends in the numbers of political prisoners in West Papua.

      Burma: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the UN and (b) EU authorities on human rights abuses in Myanmar.

      Burma: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic engagements there have been between the UK and Myanmar over the parliamentary summer recess; and if he will...

      Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the geographic and thematic priorities will be for future work supported by the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund.

      Burma: Freedom of Expression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has raised the increasing restrictions on freedom of expression in Burma with the Government of Burma.

      Qatar: Muslim Brotherhood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in Qatar on the funding of the Muslim Brotherhood.

      Egypt: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Egyptian counterpart on allegations of corruption in that country.

      Kamal Foroughi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on how many occasions the UK Ambassador to Iran has had discussions with the Iranian Government on Kamal Foroughi since his...

      State Visits: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what benefits he anticipates will accrue to the British public from President Trump's forthcoming official visit to the UK.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Buildings

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

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of (a) the security situation, (b) human rights and (c) religious freedom in the state of...

      Islamic State: International Criminal Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the International Criminal Court to reconsider its decision not to open a preliminary...

      Iraq: International Criminal Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Government of Iraq to ratify the Rome Statue of the International Criminal Court.

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with (a) Aung San Suu Kyi and (b) officials from the Burmese Foreign Ministry on (i) the...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department has paid in letting fees for its estate in each year since 2010.

      Saudi Arabia: Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in Saudia Arabia on antisemitism.

      Iran: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Iranian counterparts on the report to the 34th Session of the UN Human Rights Council...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Adam Smith International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much funding from the public purse has been paid by his Department to Adam Smith International since March 2017; how much...

      Mexico: Magna Carta Fund for Human Rights and Democracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish a list of projects in Mexico that (a) have been funded by the Magna Carta Fund between 2015 and 2017 and (b)...

      Saudi Arabia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the shelling of Awamiyah, Saudi Arabia; what representations he has made to the Saudi...

      Yemen: UN Resolutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with Matthew Rycroft, the UK's Permanent Ambassador to the UN, on a new UN Security Council...

      Yemen: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in Saudi Arabia on re-opening Sana'a Airport.

      Free Trade: Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to establish a free trade area between the UK and Gibraltar after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Temporary Employment

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

    • Global Learning Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has for the future of the Global Learning programme.

      EU Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether it is her policy that the UK should continue to participate in the Europe Aid Development Awareness programme after the UK...

      Development Aid: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has for the future of development awareness education.

      Libya: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support the victims of human trafficking and exploitation in Libya.

      Palestinians: Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much development funding was provided by her Department to the Palestinian Authority in each of the last five financial years;...

      Palestinians: Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what safeguards her Department has in place to ensure that international development funding to the Palestinian Authority is not used...

      Kenya: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance the Government has given to Kenya for infrastructure, railways and roads in each of the last five years.

      Forests: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department has spent on forest conservation projects overseas in the last five years for which figures are available.

      Marine Environment: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department has spent on marine conservation projects overseas in the last five years for which figures are available.

      Department for International Development: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department has paid in letting fees for its estate in each year since 2010.

      Department for International Development: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which companies, charities and social enterprises in Stirling constituency supply goods and services to her Department.

      Rwanda: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to monitor the use of UK Foreign Aid in Rwanda.

      Department for International Development: Buildings

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

      Department for International Development: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many procurements undertaken by her Department have taken more than (a) three months, (b) six months, (c) one year and (d) two years.

      Burma: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that sufficient food and medical assistance is being provided to the displaced civilians...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of the international aid budget has been spent on (a) disaster relief and (b) refugee assistance in each of the last...

      Caribbean: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support those affected by Hurricane Irma.

      Caribbean: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with her counterparts in the Overseas Territories and other Caribbean states on the humanitarian response...

      Caribbean: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with her counterpart in the US on the provision of humanitarian assistance to those territories and...

      Department for International Development: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to promote whistleblowing in her Department.

  • Department for Education

    • Disadvantaged: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how the Government has allocated funds from the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived in each of the last three years.

    • Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans her Department has to introduce the legislative proposals for the establishment of a Sharia-compliant alternative finance product based on...

      Students: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 49 of the Social Mobility Commission's report, Time for Change: an assessment of government policies on social mobility...

      Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 77 of the Social Mobility Commission's report, Time for Change: an assessment of government policies on social mobility...

      Work Experience: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to pages 77-78 of the Social Mobility Commission's report, Time for Change: an assessment of government policies on social mobility...

      Further Education: Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department plans to introduce a disabled student's allowance for students in further education.

      Child Rearing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 18 of the Social Mobility Commission's report, Time for Change: an assessment of government policies on social mobility...

      Child Rearing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 27 of the Social Mobility Commission's report, Time for Change: an assessment of government policies on social mobility...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to pages 25-26 of the Social Mobility Commission's report, Time for Change: an assessment of government policies on social mobility...

      Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 25 of the Social Mobility Commission's report, Time for Change: an assessment of government policies on social mobility...

      Parliament: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Answers of 21 April 2017 to Questions 70502 and 70503, on apprentices: Parliament, how much has been paid by the House of...

      Universities: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons some universities are limited on the number of students that can be admitted in one academic year for degrees such as medicine.

      Apprentices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what arrangements are in place in the apprenticeships service account system in relation to payments made through (a) the apprenticeships levy and (b)...

      Vocational Guidance: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to encourage more young people to work towards a career in the healthcare professions.

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 6 of the Education Policy Institute report, Closing the gap? Trends in educational attainment and disadvantage, published in...

      Crimes of Violence: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress the Government has made on achieving its aims set out in action 28 of its 2016 to 2020 Strategy on Violence Against Women and Girls.

      Universal Credit: Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether all families in receipt of universal credit are entitled to free school meals.

      Apprentices: Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the oral Answer of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions of 6 July 2017, Official Report, column 1297, on the...

      Apprentices: Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the oral Answer of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions of 6 July 2017, Official Report, column 1297, on the...

      Apprentices: Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions of 5 July 2017, Official Report, column 143WH,...

      Department for Education: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, 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...

      Department for Education: Temporary Employment

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

      Department for Education: Secondment

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

      Department for Education: Assets

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

      Construction Industry Training Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans her Department has to increase the level of transparency of the Construction Industry Training Board's administration of levy income and grants.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will ensure that PhD students will be eligible for 30-hours free childcare.

      Open University: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what representations her Department has received on the Open University's refusal to accept students from Cuba.

      Representation of the People Act 1918: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if her Department will be responsible for the administration of the 1918 Representation of the People commemoration fund; and if she will publish...

      Students: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what provision her Department makes to assist with the living costs of disabled students attending university.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons interest rates on student loans are set at their present level; and what the potential merits are of lowering those levels.

      Department for Education: Brexit

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

      Pupil Exclusions: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, who is responsible for recording and responding to unlawful practices relating to the exclusion from school of children with autism.

      Apprentices: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to implement recommendation 8 of the Maynard Taskforce.

      Children: Asylum

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

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the 2014-15 Student Income and Expenditure Survey will be published.

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of maintaining current levels of core educational funding for 16 to 18 year olds on (a) educational...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department has spent on purchasing temporary sites for free schools; and how much has been spent to date on each such site.

      LocatED

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department spent on LocatED between 2015 and 2016.

      LocatED

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her Department's total budget was for LocatED in the last year for which figures are available.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what target has been set for the number of free schools to be opened by 2020; and what the number is of free schools that have opened that have...

      LocatED

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the criteria was for the recruitment of the Chief Executive Officer of LocatED.

      Universities: Easington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people in Easington constituency (a) enrolled in, (b) applied to and (c) dropped out of university in the last 12 months.

      Universities: Easington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how she plans to encourage more working class students who are concerned about the financial burden in Easington constituency to go to university.

      Universities: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many university applications have been submitted deferring entry to September 2018.

      Self-employed: Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Answer of 29 March 2017 to Question 69018, for what reasons the Government consultation on the case for introducing an adoption...

      Department for Education: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of sites to be purchased by LocatED by 2019; and how many and what proportion of those sites will be...

      Children: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress is being made in implementing the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health recommendation that her Department establish an expert group...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to ensure the provisions of adequate levels of high-quality childcare after the introduction of the scheme for 30 hours of free...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the number of SEND pupils in each local authority area in England in the most recent year for which figures...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) women and (b) men (i) work as childminders or (ii) are employed by childcare providers which are set to deliver the 30 hours of free...

      Care Leavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children have remained in placement under the Government's policy Staying put, arrangements for care leavers aged 18 and above to stay on...

      Apprentices: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprenticeships in Ashfield constituency are (a) above and (b) below NVQ Level 2.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the guidance on tackling peer-to-peer abuse in Keeping children safe in education will be reviewed and updated.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Dogs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many prosecutions have occurred or proceedings commenced as the result of seizure of illegally imported puppies taken...

    • Dogs: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the outcome of his Animal Welfare Team's voluntary survey of police forces, local authorities and social...

      Fisheries: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what bilateral agreements (a) have been negotiated and (b) are being planned with (i) Spain, (ii) Iceland and (iii) other EU...

      Dogs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to improve measures to prevent the illegal importation of underage puppies...

      Plastic Bags: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the introduction of the 5 pence carrier bag charge on the number of...

      Plastic Bags: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what environmental projects have benefited from the introduction of the 5 pence carrier bag charge.

      Public Footpaths: Road Signs and Markings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that national trails are properly signposted.

      National Parks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much was allocated to the National Parks in each year since 2010; and how much is projected to be spent in each year up...

      Food: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of food consumed in the UK was imported in each year since 2007.

      Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has undertaken an impact assessment of the effect on the UK agricultural sector of the UK leaving the...

      Animal Products: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to improve the labelling of meat and other animal products to help consumers make an informed...

      Agriculture and Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to combine the 25 Year Plan for the Environment with the 25 Year Plan for Food and Farming; whether there...

      Ivory: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to stop the domestic ivory market.

      Fires: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate the Government has made of the change in the level of harmful emissions, such as PM2.5, as a result of more...

      Forestry Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the most recent Forestry Commission production forecast is.

      Schools: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of helping establish a Forest School in Suffolk; and if he will...

      Whisky: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government about protecting the Scotch whisky industry when the UK leaves the EU.

      Whisky: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues about protecting the Scotch whisky industry when the UK leaves the EU.

      Ivory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to prevent the trade of ivory.

      Whisky: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how the Government plans to negotiate a deal with the EU which has the flexibility required to ensure that the Scotch whisky...

      Food: Origin Marking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to establish EU respect for future UK geographical indicators after the UK has left the EU.

      Food: Origin Marking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government plans to accept and help enforce future EU geographical indicators.

      Microplastics: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will assess the environmental impact of the use of microplastics in industrial processes.

      Microplastics: Cosmetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of microbead-derived plastic which enters the natural environment originates in rinse-off cosmetics and...

      Pets: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 20 April 2017 to Question 70622, for what reason the data recorded on the Pets Database and...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 24 July 2017 to Question 5522, (a) what steps he is taking to phase out manual data entry and (b)...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the principle set out in paragraph 5.3.6 of the Government's Cyber Security Strategy that everyone who works in...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Temporary Employment

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

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Temporary Employment

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

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Consultants

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

      Environment Agency: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the potential savings to the public purse of the reduction in Environment Agency depot costs.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding will be put in place to stop the spread of TB in cattle after the UK leaves the EU.

      Animal Welfare: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will assess the feasibility of raising the maximum sanction to five years in prison for animal cruelty sentences in...

      Environment: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the 25 Year Environment Plan will include measures to help manage the UK's impact on the environment in other...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of banning the landing of bass by fixed nets on reducing the incidence of...

      Common Agricultural Policy: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with Scottish farming stakeholders on the practicality of the Common Agricultural Policy's three...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

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

      Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to support farmers and agri-producers after the UK leaves the EU.

      Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress his Department made during the Parliamentary summer recess on production of the 25-year plan for the environment.

      Public Footpaths: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to complete the England Coast Path by 2020.

      Public Footpaths: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to support the long-term maintenance and management of the England Coast Path.

      Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of Eunomia's Residual Waste Infrastructure Review, Issue...

      Food: Origin Marking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking in negotiations on the UK's exit from the EU to ensure that geographical indications...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to publish an assessment of the effectiveness of the trial of badger culls in Gloucestershire and Somerset...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what proportion of badgers culled in the trials in Gloucestershire and Somerset were infected with bovine TB.

      Ivory: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the level of ivory imports to and exports from the UK in each of the last five years.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in how many cases his Department has made offers of financial support which were subsequently withdrawn because it was found...

      Recycling: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to meet the recycling targets of the EU's Circular Economy Package.

      Recycling: Domestic Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of household waste his Department expects England to recycle by 2030.

      Badgers: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the cost of (a) administration, (b) delivery and (c) policing of badger culls in each of the...

      Hunting Act 2004

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people were (a) proceeded against and (b) convicted of an offence under the Hunting Act 2004 in each police force...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Assisted Areas: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on the future map of assisted areas in Wales.

    • Technology: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with British start-up technology companies on access to the European Investment Fund and other future...

      EU Institutions: Cost Benefit Analysis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, of which EU institutions and other EU-related bodies the UK is a member; and what assessment the Government has made of the financial...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Assets

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

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Temporary Employment

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

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Secondment

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

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Consultants

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

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Temporary Employment

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

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2017 to Question 3362, on redundancy, whether any staff from his Department have been made redundant.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Cybercrime

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

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, who will be the UK counterpart to Peter Sorensen, the European Commission lead on aviation matters in negotiations on the UK leaving...

  • Attorney General

    • Rape: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, (a) how many specialist rape prosecutors were employed by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in each of the 42 CPS areas and (b) how much was spent on those...

    • Attorney General: Consultants

      To ask the Attorney General, what proportion of consultancy assignments procured by the Law Officers' Departments are paid at a daily rate.

      Emergency Services: Dangerous Driving

      To ask the Attorney General, what plans he has to update guidance issued to prosecutors on charging emergency service drivers with careless or dangerous driving.

      Fraud: Convictions

      To ask the Attorney General, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the work of the Serious Fraud Office in investigating and securing convictions for fraud offences.

      Sentencing

      To ask the Attorney General, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the Unduly Lenient Sentences scheme to offences beyond those which are already covered by that scheme.

      Motorcycles: Crime

      To ask the Attorney General, how many prosecutions there have been for moped-enabled crimes in each London borough in each of the last seven years.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Assets

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

    • Wales Office: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much his Department has paid in letting fees for its estate in each year since 2010.

      Wales Office: Procurement

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

      Wales Office: Buildings

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

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Judges: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to ensure that all judges who hear rape cases have attended and completed a relevant course accredited by the Judicial College.

    • Prisoners: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many reports of (a) anti-Semitism, (b) Islamophobia, (c) racism and (d) homophobia by prisoners have been received in the last two years.

      Hate Crime: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether people convicted for hate crimes receive anti-racist or other relevant education as part of their rehabilitation.

      Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much Civil Service time has been spent on legal challenges to tribunal fees in each year since 2013.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will review the effectiveness of short prison sentences and seek alternatives such as community sentences, electronic tagging and home curfew.

      Courts: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he will take steps to allow victims of domestic violence or abuse to give evidence either by video link or to be recorded at a separate time to...

      Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how long a victim has following a finding of guilt to make a claim to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.

      Courts: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he plans to take to ensure that victims of domestic violence or abuse are not cross-examined by the alleged perpetrator in a criminal, civil...

      Chelmsford Prison: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to address violence in HM Prison Chelmsford.

      Prisons: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many members of staff have been employed in each prison operated by (a) HM Prison Service and (b) each private prison operator in each year since 2010.

      Maximum Security Prisons: Staff

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

      Prisoners: Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of (a) male and (b) female prisons contains prisoners identified as transgender.

      Prisoners: Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many investigations into the deaths of transgender prisoners the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman investigated in each year since 1997-98.

      Prisoners: Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average length of time taken was in each year since 2004-05 to transfer transgender prisoners who (a) did and (b) did not have a gender...

      Offenders: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress his Department has made on ensuring that all prisoners have a place to live on release from prison.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of appeals to the tribunal service from appellants in Glasgow East constituency for claims relating to (a) personal independence...

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when his Department plans to consult on the legislative proposals to replace the Human Rights Act 1998.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders received a fixed-term recall for (a) breaching the terms of their licence, (b) committing a further offence, (c) a combination of...

      Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, (a) how many Sexual Assault Referral Centres there were in each of the 42 Crown Prosecution Service areas and (b) how much was spent on those centres in...

      Witnesses: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, (a) how many witness care officers were employed in Witness Care Units and (b) how much was spent on Witness Care Units in each of the 42 Crown...

      Ministry of Justice: Temporary Employment

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

      Ministry of Justice: Assets

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

      Ministry of Justice: Temporary Employment

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

      Ministry of Justice: Secondment

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

      Ministry of Justice: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2017 to Question 3367, how much of the £2,415,060 paid in exit packages to Ministry of Justice staff was paid to...

      Community Rehabilitation Companies: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 12 July 2017 to Question 2785, what mechanisms are in place to ensure that community rehabilitation company staff are...

      Community Rehabilitation Companies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much by each contract each community rehabilitation company in England and Wales received in additional funding above their agreed contracts in 2016-17.

      Ministry of Justice: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, 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...

      Ministry of Justice: Consultants

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

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Serious Further Offence reviews were commenced in respect of offences allegedly committed by offenders who at the time were being supervised by...

      Community Rehabilitation Companies: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the (a) performance and (b) effectiveness of community rehabilitation companies in carrying out their statutory duties in...

      Ministry of Justice: Brexit

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

      Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many employment tribunal claimants (a) paid fees and (b) have had those fees refunded since 2013.

      Crimes of Violence: Acids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress the Government has made on plans to strengthen sentencing powers for acid attacks.

      Ministry of Justice: Procurement

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

      Extradition: Rwanda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost was in each of the last 11 years to the public purse of the extradition proceedings against the five Rwandan genocide suspects living in...

      Ministry of Justice: Buildings

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

      Ministry of Justice: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department has paid in letting fees for its estate in each year since 2010.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases involving personal independence payments were awaiting tribunal hearings (a) three months ago, (b) six months ago and (c) one year ago.

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases have been brought before employment tribunals in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK in each...

      Prison Governors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison governors have worked at two or more other prisons in the last five years.

      Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers have been sent on detached duty to fill staffing gaps in other prisons in the last 12 months.

      Prison Officers: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers recruited in the last 12 months have subsequently resigned from their post.

      Prisoners: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much the Prison and Probation Ombudsman has spent on investigations into self-inflicted deaths in 2016-17.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will give the Parole Board the authority to decide when a hearing can be held to consider the cases of those with imprisonment for public...

      Prisoners' Transfers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reason the recommendation from Abigail Rogers at the Public Protection Casework Section of the Parole Board in her letter dated 19 May 2017...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Automation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the savings to the public purse as a result of the robotic process automation campaign put out to tender by his...

    • Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to data published by the Office for National Statistics in July 2017, how many of the 555 additional staff employed in digital, data and...

      Office for Statistics Regulation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to the public purse was of the Office for Statistics Regulation in each of the last two years; and how many (a) full and (b) part-time...

      Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of what changes have resulted in the outcomes of Civil Service recruitment since the introduction of name-blind and...

      Civil Servants: Apprentices

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil service apprenticeships have been (a) awarded and (b) completed in each year since they were introduced.

      Senior Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many times executive search firms have been contracted for the purpose of recruitment into the Civil Service since 2015.

      Cybercrime: Training

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the gender breakdown is of the young people who have completed the Government's CyberFirst programme.

      National Cyber Security Centre: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many members of staff are employed in the National Cyber-Security Centre.

      Government Departments: Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many ransomware cyber attacks on central Government departments there have been by year since 2010.

      National Cyber Security Centre: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff members of the National Cyber-Security Centre were recruited (a) from within and (b) externally to the Civil Service.

      Cybercrime: Training

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many young people have completed the Government's CyberFirst programme.

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many reports to the Government Mystery Shopper service have related to non-payment in each year since that service was established.

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the value of contracts awarded to Government strategic suppliers was that are listed in the document entitled Crown Representatives and Strategic...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much the Government has invested in the UK's cyber security in the last six months; and on what projects the £1.9 billion of funding outlined...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress is being made on the Government's aim to increase the scale and development of GCHQ, Ministry of Defence and National Crime Agency...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress the Government is making on moving towards automated information sharing so that cyber security systems automatically alert each other to...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress the Government is making on (a) providing the advice that the economy needs to protect itself and (b) improving how that advice is given...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress is being made on the Government's aim to provide automated protections for Government online services to the citizen as set out in...

      Local Government: Third Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment the Government has made of the level of threat posed by cyber attacks to charities or third sector bodies contracted to do work...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire will investigate the regularity and quality of (a) Portable Appliance Testing and (b) Fixed Wire...

      Government Communication Service: Secondment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many secondments have been organised form (a) the Government Communication Service (GCS) to outside of government and (b) outside of Government to...

      Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to figure 16 on page 44 of the National Audit Office's report, Progress on the government estate strategy (HC 1131), published on 25...

      Ministry of Justice: Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to figure 16 on page 44 of the National Audit Office's report, Progress on the government estate strategy (HC 1131), published on 25...

      Government Property Unit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government Property Unit has produced a full business case for the (a) Hubs programme and (b) New Property Model.

      Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will list the Government departments that participated in the live trials of the New Property Model.

      Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to publish the results of the Government Property Unit's live trials of the New Property Model.

      Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the timetable is for the completion of each strategic hub in the Government's estate strategy.

      Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to publish the new charging mechanism for the New Property Model.

      Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of applications made to the Government Property Unit to renew or extend leases have been rejected in each year since 2012.

      Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of applications for lease renewals or extensions made to the Government Property Unit are after the specified time in each...

      Government Property Unit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many times the Government Property Unit met with the head of estates in each Department in the last 12 months.

      Government Departments: Property

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if the Government Property Unit will require each strategic hub to (a) monitor and (b) publish the costs and savings they achieve.

      Cabinet Office: Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, 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...

      Crown Commercial Service: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many procurements undertaken in the last five years by the Crown Commercial Service have taken longer than (a) three months, (b) six months, (c)...

      One Public Estate Programme

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much funding has been allocated to the One Public Estate programme in each of the last three years.

      Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the timetable is for the Government Property Unit to establish the regional hubs.

      Government Property Unit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to increase the amount of property-management expertise available to the Government Property Unit.

      Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to ask for funding from the public purse for his Department or any of its arm's-length bodies to invest in surplus property for...

      Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost per head is of the office space used by the Government Estate, by region of the UK.

      Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department is on track to launch the Government Property Agency in September 2017.

      Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government Property Unit keeps a record of the conditions attached to agreements to extend or renew lets with Government Departments.

      One Public Estate Programme

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the running costs of the One Public Estate programme were in each year since that programme started.

      Government Departments: Consultants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many applications for approval to appoint consultants for assignments that extend beyond nine months have been refused since 2015.

      Government Departments: Consultants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of consultancy contracts procured through Crown Commerical Service agreements were awarded on a fixed-price basis in each year since 2015.

      Government Departments: Apprentices

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many commercial fast track apprenticeship applications the Government commercial function received in the last round of applications.

      Civil Servants: Personal Loans

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many personnel loans from other parts of the Civil Service there have been into the Government commercial function since it was established.

      Government Departments: Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the risk posed to Government cyber-security of human error by staff contracted from private sector firms working for...

      Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government has started the pilots for alternative approaches to competency-based recruitment in the civil service as set out in the...

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of mystery shopper investigations into central Government bodies have been conducted within the two month timeline for...

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many enquiries made to the Government's mystery shopper service were classified as being outside the remit of the service.

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many mystery shopper investigations into live procurements have been conducted for each year since the service was established.

      Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the potential profit the Government Property Unit will accrue from Departments from renting out space at market rates...

      Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much the Government Property Unit has received from sub-letting in each year since 2012.

      Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much the Government Property Unit has received in letting fees in each year since 2012.

      Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government Property Unit is taking to meet the target of lowering running costs of buildings by 25 per cent through the Hubs programme.

      Cabinet Office: Assets

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

      Cabinet Office: Secondment

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

      Cabinet Office: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of requests for consultancy and temporary staff for his Department were approved via a resource board.

      Cabinet Office: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether requests for consultancy and temporary staff for the his Department must be accompanied by a formal business case.

      Cabinet Office: Consultants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of consultancy assignments procured by his Department are paid at a daily rate.

      Constituencies: Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Electoral Commission report of July 2017, Increases in the number of people on the electoral register since 2015, whether that...

      Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that expenses claims submitted by electoral administrators are audited and settled within the same...

      Returning Officers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that a minimum of two months' notice is given to a returning officer when requesting copies of full...

      Schools: Polling Stations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that schools and academies release premises for use as polling stations during elections.

      Parliamentary Elections (Returning Officers’ Charges) (No. 2) Order 2017

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reason the Government tabled the Parliamentary Elections (Returning Officers' Charges) (No. 2) Order 2017 to replace the order introduced on 4...

      Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will place in the Library a copy of minutes of the (a) A democracy that works for everyone policy statement meeting of 21 June 2017, (b)...

      Association of Electoral Administrators

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to respond to the Association of Electoral Administrators' report, entitled Pushed to the absolute limit 2016 - the electoral year never...

      Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to respond to Law Commission Electoral Law: An Interim Report, published in February 2016; and whether the Government plans to...

      Cabinet Office: Brexit

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

      EU Nationals: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make it his policy to allow EU27 citizens who are awarded settled status to be able to vote in local, regional and national referendums.

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many international students from (a) another EU country and (b) outside the EU reside in each parliamentary constituency.

      Government Property Unit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many times the Government Property Unit has applied conditions to its agreements for Departments to extend or renew their lets in each year since 2012.

      Civil Servants: Training

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants have been trained by the Government Digital Service in their digital academy since September 2016.

      Government Digital Service: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the value is of savings from the Governmental Digital Service's spending controls in each year since 2011.

      Government Digital Service: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to make any changes to the spending controls issued by the Government Digital Service.

      Government Departments: Ministerial Responsibility

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he expects to provide an updated list of ministerial responsibilities, including for executive agencies and non-ministerial departments; and if...

      Thyroid Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people in UK have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer in each of the last five years.

      Police and Crime Commissioners: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether it is his policy to change the electoral system for police and crime commissioner elections.

      Public Sector: Hemsworth

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of working-age people in Hemsworth constituency worked in the public sector in each year since 2010.

      Government Communication Service: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government has plans to charge recipients for work done by civil servants working for the Government Communications Service abroad.

      Government Communication Service: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants in the Government Communications Service have been assigned to work on issues relating to the UK leaving the EU.

      Government Communication Service

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many projects the (a) Government Communications Service and (b) Government Communications Service International have completed since inception.

      Government Communication Service

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress has been made on making the Government Communications Service a new function that helps deliver the annual Government Communications Plan...

      Constituencies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what model the Boundary Commission will employ in its new review of constituency boundaries.

      General Election 2017

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will place in the Library a copy of any written advice given by his Department's Head of Propriety and Ethics to Ministers on the timing and...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has plans to remove drugs questions on illegal drugs from the Crime Survey for England and Wales.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Elizabeth Tower: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what steps have been taken to ensure the use of British materials in the refurbishment of...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Energy: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to ensure that energy service providers provide value for money for the consumer.

    • Construction: Billing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the report they commissioned from Pye Tait Consulting on cash retentions in the construction industry has been submitted by that firm; and if so, when they...

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