Written answers

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

  • Prime Minister

    • North Korea: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Prime Minister, if she will make it her policy to urge the President of the US to engage in high-level dialogue without pre-conditions with North Korea on preserving peace and...

    • Japan: Exports

      To ask the Prime Minister, what steps she took to promote the export of Scotch whisky and other Scottish food and drink during her recent visit to Japan.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what safeguards his Department has introduced to ensure that when housing benefit is paid to tenants it is paid to the landlord.

    • Access to Work Programme: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons people receiving Access to Work grants do not receive a monthly statement setting out the amount of their remaining allowance.

      Personal Independence Payment: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints relating to personal independence payments raised by hon. Members were not responded to within 15 days.

      Personal Independence Payment: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) tier one and (b) tier two complaints relating to personal independence payments take longer than 20 working days to receive a...

      Personal Independence Payment: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) tier one and (b) tier two complaints relating to personal independence payments are responded to in more than 15 but less than 20...

      Revenue and Customs: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many members of staff in HM Revenue and Customs worked on processing personal independence payment claims in each year since 2013.

      Personal Independence Payment: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) tier one and (b) tier two complaints relating to personal independence payments are responded to within 15 days.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Buildings

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

      Department for Work and Pensions: Procurement

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

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the implications for his policies on waiting times for (a) employment and support allowance, (b) jobseeker's allowance and (c) other...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many workless households there were in (a) 2010 and (b) the most recent period for which figures are available.

      Universal Credit: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department has taken to support new claimants of universal credit in rural areas with a lack of access to online facilities.

      Social Security Benefits: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will introduce a free telephone number for benefit claimants to contact his Department to discuss benefit inquiries and short-term...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people who will be affected by removal of support for mortgage interest in April 2018.

      Social Security Benefits: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if his Department will set up a dedicated telephone line for representatives from nominated charities to call on behalf of benefits claimants.

      Veterans: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the financial effect of recent welfare reforms on veterans.

      Universal Credit: Care Leavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of the roll-out of universal credit on care leavers.

  • Home Office

    • Driving: Identification

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to require drivers given notices under section 172 of the Road Traffic Act 1998 to provide the required...

    • Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to devolve budget responsibility to local police and crime commissioners.

      Police Stations: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what impact assessment her Department has made of plans to close half of London's police stations.

      Emergencies: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what contingency planning has been conducted by her Department in the event that no deal is reached on the UK leaving the EU.

      Knives: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effect on small online businesses of proposed changes to the online sale of knives.

      Immigration Controls: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been (a) detained and (b) deported in each year since 2010 as a result of information received from hon. Members via...

      Immigration Controls: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many communications were received from hon. Members to her Department on immigration enforcement hotlines and webpages in each year...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will introduce a time limit for holding immigration and asylum applicants.

      Immigration Controls: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether immigration enforcement information passed to her Department by hon. Members contravenes the Data Protection Act 1998.

      National Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what contingency planning has been conducted by her Department on matters of national security in the event that no deal is reached on the...

      Home Office: Procurement

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

      European Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Government plans to publish the most up-to-date European Arrest Warrant statistics.

      Home Office: Buildings

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

      Police National Computer

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many private companies have access to the Police National Computer; and how much accrued to the public purse from charges on such...

      Brook House Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average length of time is that detainees have remained at Brook House Immigration Removal Centre in the latest period for which...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans the Government has to tackle trends in the incidence of the drug known as Spice.

      Home Office: Buildings

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

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how data from exit checks conducted between April 2015 and April 2016 has been used by her Department.

      Immigration Controls: Australasia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans the Government has to make the e-passport gates at UK airports available to citizens of Australia and New Zealand.

      101 Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that operators on the 101 non-emergency crime reporting service have sufficient knowledge of...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of the new A2 qualification requirement on non-UK residents seeking permanent leave to remain.

      Crimes of Violence: Acids

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with the pharmaceutical industry on preventing household products being used in acid attacks.

      Emergency Services: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure a trained mental health specialist is on duty in all emergency service call centres to assist with...

      Firearms: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on additional funding to tackle gun crime for (a) Merseyside Police and...

      Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make statutory provision of appropriate adults for vulnerable adult detainees; and if she will make a statement.

      Firearms: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the trends in the level of gun crime in (a) Merseyside and (b) England and the implications of that...

      Knives: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many instances of knife-related crime have been recorded in (a) Wolverhampton and (b) the area covered by West Midlands Police in each...

      Firearms: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many instances of gun-related crime have been recorded in Wolverhampton in each year since 2010.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Marriage: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the case Smyth 2017 No. 038954 on legal recognition for humanist marriages in Northern Ireland, what effect the absence of a...

    • Marriage: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what information the Government holds on how much the (a) Department of Finance and Registrar General's Office and (b) Office of the Northern...

      Northern Ireland Office: Arms Length External Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 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.

      Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he has had with the (a) Police Service of Northern Ireland, (b) Department of Justice, Northern Ireland and (c) Public...

      Northern Ireland Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what progress has been made on the formation of an executive in Northern Ireland since the start of the summer recess; and if he will make a...

      Enterprise Zones: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the effectiveness of Enterprise Zones in promoting job creation and innovation in (a) Coleraine...

      Northern Ireland Office: Buildings

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

      Northern Ireland Office: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he is taking to promote whistleblowing in his Department.

      Northern Ireland Office: Behavioural Insights Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much his Department has paid to the Behavioural Insights Team in each year since 2014.

      Cross Border Cooperation: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on changes to (a) the way in which the border with the Republic of Ireland will be...

      Universal Credit: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of universal credit on family incomes in Northern Ireland.

      Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions he has had with political parties in Northern Ireland on the incidence of paramilitary activity.

      Economic Situation: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent assessment he has made of the performance of the Northern Ireland economy.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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

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

    • 5G: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what her policy is on the provision of 5G services in rural areas.

      BBC: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to help reduce the gender pay gap at the BBC.

      Gaming Machines: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Answer of 12 September 2016 to Question 45539 from the right hon. Member for East Ham, on gaming...

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate her Department has made of the proportion of funds staked on fixed-odds betting terminals that is staked by (a)...

      Drugs: Sports Competitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many people have been found guilty of illegal drug-taking in sport in each of the last five years.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much her Department has received from sub-lets on its estate in each year since 2010.

      Digital Technology: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what initiatives are being sponsored by her Department to support and grow the UK digital skills base.

      Greyhounds: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the voluntary levy on the betting industry to support greyhound welfare, what progress the Government has...

      Employment: Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2017 to Question 64237, what steps she has taken since March 2017 to establish a network...

      Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the value of the video games industry to the UK economy in each of the last five years.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many people have participated in the National Citizen Service since its creation.

      Tax Allowances: Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions her Department has had with HM Treasury officials on using taxation as a method to encourage physical activity.

      BBC: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information her Department holds on the gender pay gap at the BBC in each of the last five years.

      Museums and Galleries: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans to publish the Museums Review.

  • Department of Health

    • Health Services: Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to create an independent healthcare safety investigations body in the NHS.

    • NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish all documentation relating to the capped expenditure process.

      Essure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many women have reported problems to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency about the Essure implant in the last five years.

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2017 to Question 822, on accident and emergency departments, what progress is being made on introducing front-door...

      NHS Walk-in Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many walk-in centres will close as a consequence of the decision to introduce front-door clinical streaming.

      Innovative Medicines and Medical Technology Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Government plans to respond to the Final Report of the Accelerated Access Review; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many online visitors the sustainability and transformation partnerships dashboard has received in each week since it was published.

      Essure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of patients who were given an Essure implant were readmitted for follow-up surgery.

      Neonatal Critical Care Transformation Programme Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the key milestones are of the Neonatal Transformation Review; and when that review plans to (a) announce its plans, (b) consult and (c) report its...

      Huddersfield Royal Infirmary: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were admitted to the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary Accident and Emergency Department in each of the last seven years.

      Hospitals: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on the use of private financial investment companies to fund the building of new hospitals.

      Ambulance Services: Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times items belonging to patients using ambulance services in England and Wales were lost in the most recent annual data period.

      Transvaginal Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on ongoing or long-term delays for women seeking to have vaginal meshes removed.

      Transvaginal Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with hospital trusts on the use of vaginal meshes to treat urinary tract infections.

      Lyme Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been given a diagnosis of Lyme disease in the UK in the last five years.

      Care Homes: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) NHS and (b) private care homes have been sanctioned for cases of neglect in the last 12 months.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduce deaths due to obesity.

      Zytiga

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make Zytiga available on the NHS.

      Gastrointestinal System: Pain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in the UK have been diagnosed with chronic stomach pains in the last 12 months.

      Menometrorrhagia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many women have been diagnosed with menometrorrhagia in each of the last five years.

      Heart and Kidney Diseases: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to increase the availability of treatments to reduce heart and kidney disease.

      Trastuzumab Emtansine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to make Kadcyla available to patients in the UK.

      Drugs: Sports Competitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on steps to reduce illegal drug-taking in sports.

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to ensure police and crime commissioners sit on local health and wellbeing boards.

      Care Homes: Life Expectancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average life expectancy is of an elderly resident in a care home.

      Care Homes: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to improve the recruitment and retention of care assistants in (a) nursing and (b) residential homes.

      Joint Replacements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidelines his Department issues to hospitals and clinical commissioning groups on criteria for hip and knee replacements.

      Prescription Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the NHS guidelines are for rates of withdrawal for prescription drug addiction.

      Medical Records: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) recent discussions he has had with Health ministers in the devolved governments and (b) progress has been made on ensuring full access to NHS...

      Hospitals: Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to publish information on hospital hand hygiene compliance.

      Sepsis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to support the 70th World Health Assembly's resolution on improving hand hygiene and the prevention, diagnosis and clinical...

      Genetics: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to issue technology guidelines to the new regional genetics laboratories in England on the storage of genetic data.

      Genetics: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for the future provision of genome testing in Newcastle following the decision to centralise genomic testing in Cambridge.

      Genetics: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of trends in the level of employment in (a) Cambridge and (b) the rest of the UK as a result of the decision to centralise...

      Coffee: Sugar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with coffee companies on reformulating products to reduce their sugar content.

      Genetics: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what additional funding has been made available for the new regional genetic testing centres for IT infrastructure to exchange and store genetic testing data.

      Genetics: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has been made of the effect on local NHS services of centralising genomic testing in Cambridge.

      Department of Health: Buildings

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

      Diamorphine: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether there are GPs in the Greater Manchester area who are licensed to dispense diamorphine on prescription.

      Coeliac Disease: Food

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

      NHS Shared Business Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost was of the administration of clinical correspondence backlog at NHS Shared Business Services; and how the costs will be met in each of the...

      Heroin: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of heroin addicts in the Greater Manchester area.

      Ambulance Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has conducted into the maximum time a patient should travel by road ambulance to the nearest hospital in an emergency.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library a copy of the study jointly commissioned by his Department and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial...

      Folic Acid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the Government's policy is on the fortification of folic acid.

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister of Health on 14 September 2016, Official Report, column 614, when he intends to undertake a full public...

      Health Services: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when NHS England will publish the final terms of reference for NICE's Commissioning Support Programme; and whether these terms will be subject to a...

      Rare Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria NHS England's Rare Disease Advisory Group uses to determine the appropriateness of clinical evidence for rare disease treatments considered...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the scheduled dates of the two rounds of NHS England's 2018-19 prioritisation process for specialised services.

      Department of Health: Procurement

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

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding from the public purse that was allocated to capital accounts in the NHS has been transferred to revenue accounts in each of the last 10...

      Department of Health: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to promote whistleblowing in his Department and agencies.

      NHS: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS staff have had their Agenda for Change job grade re-evaluated in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Transvaginal Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were treated with a transvaginal mesh implant in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.

      Psychology: Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has carried out an equality impact assessment on the NHS offering unpaid internships in psychology.

      Paramedical Staff: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the mental health training that paramedics receive.

      Mental Health Services: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 6 September 2017 to Question 6693, where information is collected on the meetings his Department has had with private providers...

      Prisoners: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prisoners waited more than 14 days for a transfer to hospital under the Mental Health Act 1983 in the last 12 months.

      Hospitals: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of regulations on sprinklers in hospitals.

      Health Services: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the level of cost improvement expected from the current Liverpool core bundle process.

      Health Professions: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what rules or guidance he provides to health commissioning organisations on staff of those organisations taking up employment with other organisations...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Warm Home Discount Scheme: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of including low-income families with young children in the...

    • Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of gas and electric meters replaced during the smart energy roll-out that are...

      Energy: Prices

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

      Tidal Power: Swansea Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if the Government will publish a timetable for the announcement of its decision on the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon.

      Energy: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment the Government has made of the benefits (a) for tenants and (b) in terms of carbon emissions of raising...

      District Heating: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what regulations apply to district heating schemes to protect consumers.

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether any installations made under the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme have been found to have been used...

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the average cost per kilowatt of capacity has been of installations made under the non-domestic Renewable Heat...

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many single applicants received subsidies for multiple installations under the non-domestic Renewable Heat...

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many installations made under the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme have been found to be non-compliant.

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme: Boilers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many businesses have had boilers installed under the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme; and how many of...

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many cases of fraud have been brought by Ofgem under the (a) non-domestic and (b) domestic Renewable Heat Incentive...

      Fracking: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2017 to Question 1697, what provisions and safeguards he has made to ensure that where...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many and what proportion of the civil servants and advisors working on the industrial strategy are women.

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, in which month in 2017 he plans to reintroduce the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2017.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his policy is on circumstances in which the special share in the Green Investment Bank (GIB) held by the Green...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government has a target date by which all homes in England and Wales should attain a particular energy...

      Solar Power: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of job losses in the UK solar sector since April 2015; and if he will make a...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many domestic solar installations have been completed under the Feed-in Tariff scheme in 2017; and how many...

      Foreign Companies: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate the Government has made of the number of foreign companies which use local content in their supply chain;...

      Money Laundering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he plans to take to ensure UK entities cannot be used as shell companies for money laundering in light of...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what contingency planning has been conducted by his Department in the event that no deal is reached on the UK leaving the EU.

    • Cyprus: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information his Department holds on illegal killing of wild birds on the sovereign bases on Akrotiri and Dhekelia.

      Defence Equipment: Audit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department has taken to audit deactivated (a) vehicles and (b) military hardware.

      Ministry of Defence: Buildings

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

      Devonport Dockyard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress his Department has made on the construction of a dry dock at Devonport for the Astute class submarine.

      Civil Servants: Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which Departments have participated in the reservist challenge since it was launched in 2013.

      Armed Forces: Parachuting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military personnel were injured in parachuting accidents in the last year for which figures are available.

      Ministry of Defence: Buildings

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

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Department for Communities and Local Government: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which research reports his Department commissioned from external bodies between December 2014 and June 2017 have not been...

    • Local Government: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with local authorities on the effectiveness of selective licensing.

      Local Plans: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what mechanisms are available to his Department to require Leeds City Council to review its Local Plan to take into account the...

      Landlords: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of borough-wide licensing schemes in tackling criminal landlords.

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if his Department will require the Building and Research Establishment to (a) report measurement of smoke development and smoke...

      Children: Housing

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

      High Rise Flats: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in Dubai on the fire at 34 Tamweel Tower, Jumeirah Lakes, Dubai, in 2012.

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department takes to ensure that the sale and installation of narrow-cavity, low-sightline glass-sealed units...

      Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people have purchased a property through a Help to Buy scheme in (a) North Swindon constituency, (b) Swindon local...

      First Time Buyers: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the range of starter homes available in (a) Stratford and (b) other London...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many small housebuilding companies there were in the UK (a) in the most recent period for which figures are available, (b)...

      Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of (a) building regulations concerning fire safety and (b) fire safety...

  • HM Treasury

    • Debts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will respond to the recommendations of the Citizens Advice Bureau report, Stuck in Debt, on forcing lenders to scrap unarranged overdraft...

    • Debts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to reduce levels of unsecured debt.

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to end public sector pay restraint in the Autumn Budget 2017.

      Economic Situation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of jobs at risk of being lost in the UK economy as a result of no deal being reached on the UK leaving the EU.

      Life Insurance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what research his Department has conducted into the readability of the terms and conditions set out in life insurance policies.

      Cash Dispensing: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 17 July 2017 to Question 4658, whether the Government carried out any research or assessment before deciding to levy business...

      Taxation: Football

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what potential effect treating payments to employees derived from image rights as earnings subject to taxation would have on the public purse.

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the economy of a reduction in UK fuel duty to (a) the EU average, (b) an equivalent rate to that used...

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the fuel duty differential between the UK and each of the other 27 member states of the EU has been for each of the last five years for which data is...

      Stamp Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many homebuyers have been exempt from stamp duty in the last five years.

      Revenue and Customs: Redundancy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people who left HM Revenue and Customs under exit schemes since 31 March 2016 were (a) men and (b) women.

      Treasury: Sign Language

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department takes to provide (a) information on its services in British Sign Language (BSL) and (b) correspondence in BSL to people whose...

      Taxation: Domicil

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the tax paid by non-doms in the UK in (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2016-17.

      Economic Growth

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what annual growth rate results from (a) 0.2 per cent growth in Q1, (b) 0.6 per cent in Q2, (c) 0.6 per cent in Q3 and (d) 0.7 per cent in Q4.

      Treasury: Staff

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of staff in his Department are (a) female, (b) BAME and (c) part time; and what proportion of the staff in his Department who received an...

      Financial Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2017 to Question 6054, on financial services, if he will make an assessment of the level of lending through (a) banks...

      Crowdfunding

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2017 to Question 6055, on crowdfunding, how much of the £120 million channelled by the British Business Bank to...

      Crowdfunding

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2017 to Question 6053, on crowdfunding, what estimate he has made of the volume of peer-to-peer lending which would...

      Capability and Innovation Fund

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2017 to Question 6052, what proportion of the £425 million Capability and Innovation Fund will be made available...

      Crowdfunding

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2017 to Question 6051, what estimate he has made of the additional costs to (a) lenders and (b) business customers...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Exports: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what programmes his Department provides to small and medium-sized businesses in Scotland to support the expansion of export sales.

    • Trade Agreements: Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how the Government plans to strengthen and promote its trade and investment relationship with Nigeria.

      Department for International Trade: Buildings

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

      Exports: Stirling

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many businesses in Stirling constituency are engaged with his Department in promoting their export sales.

      Department for International Trade: Procurement

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

  • Women and Equalities

    • Elections: Discrimination

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what discussions the Government Equalities office has had with the Equality and Human Rights Commission on efforts to address discrimination during...

    • Homosexuality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the Government's policy is on conversion therapy.

  • Department for Transport

    • Road Traffic Act 1988: Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will bring forward legislative proposals to amend the Road Traffic Act 1988 to ensure that cyclists are bound by that legislation.

    • Government Communication Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many civil servants in the Government Communications Service have been assigned to work on issues relating to High Speed 2.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people aged over 70 who have been involved in a road traffic accident in each of the last five...

      Department for Transport: Buildings

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

      Department for Transport: Buildings

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

      M20: Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the implementation of Operation Stack on the (a) UK economy and (b) Kent economy and (c) logistics...

      Logistics: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of possible reductions in skilled immigration from the EU into the road-based logistics sector; and if he...

      Swindon Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will conduct a review of the capacity of Swindon rail station.

      Driving: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on tackling banned drivers who continue to drive.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to introduce proposals for (a) mandatory registration of drones and (b) safety courses for owners of drones.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to require the registration of drones.

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much public funding has been provided related to biofuels in each of the last five years.

      Roads: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing heating apparatus in certain road surfaces similar to that installed on the M4 at...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Turkey: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Turkish counterpart on human rights abuses in that country.

    • North Korea: Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his US counterpart on recent missile tests in North Korea; whether he has made any (a)...

      North Korea: International Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government is taking steps to promote (a) bilateral dialogue between North Korea and the US and (b) six party...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Procurement

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

      Ivory: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the contribution made by trade in illegal ivory to the financing of international terrorism.

      Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to tackle religious persecution abroad.

      China and Vietnam: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in China and Vietnam on curtailing the trafficking of women.

      Nigeria: Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how the Government plans to monitor and support the Nigerian Government in tackling modern day slavery and human trafficking.

      Nigeria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what coordinated and joint actions the Government plans to undertake with the Nigerian Government to tackle insurgency and...

      North Korea: Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Governments of (a) Japan, (b) South Korea and (c) the US since the launch of an...

      North Korea: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the UN sanctions regime against North Korea.

      North Korea: Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports his Department has received on allegations that North Korea has been taking an active role as a proliferator of...

      South Korea: Ballistic Missile Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's position is on the installation of the US Administration's THAAD missile system on South Korean territory.

      Turkey: Antisemitism

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

      Latvia and Lithuania: World War II

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in Latvia and Lithuania on Holocaust revisionism.

      South Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in South Sudan; and what steps is he making to support the peace...

      North Korea: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Government of China on the enforcement of existing UN sanctions against...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations his Department has made to the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar on the treatment...

      Islamic State: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many charges of (a) genocide and (b) war crimes have been brought against British citizens who have returned to the UK...

  • Department for International Development

    • Palestinians: Schools

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

    • Young People: Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what measures the Government is putting in place with the Nigerian Government to support the economic and developmental potential of...

      International Assistance: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what (a) plans her Department has and (b) funding it has allocated to implement its Youth Agenda, published in April 2016; and how her...

      Gender: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department plans to (a) publish and (b) implement its new Strategic Vision for Gender Equality.

      Iraq: Kurds

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what contingency planning her Department has undertaken to support Iraqi Kurds in the event of a vote for independence in the...

      Department for International Development: Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department takes to provide (a) information on its services in British Sign Language (BSL) and (b) correspondence in...

      International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans exist for the repatriation or reallocation of the proportion of the overseas aid budget currently contributing towards EU...

      Adam Smith International

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding from the public purse has been paid by her Department to Adam Smith International since March 2017; how much of that...

      Developing Countries: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will ensure that two-thirds of UK support for energy access in developing countries is allocated to centralised, renewable...

      Nigeria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when she plans to publish a breakdown of new funding for Nigeria announced in August 2017.

      Department for International Development: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the cost including for staff of maintaining her Department's In the News webpage is annually.

      UN Agencies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she plans to review her Department's financial contribution to any UN agencies.

      Anguilla: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to match the humantiarian assistance provided by the French Government to the people of St Barts, St Martin and...

  • Department for Education

    • Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 61 of the Social Mobility Commission's report, Time for Change: an assessment of government policies on social mobility...

    • Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Social Mobility Commission Report, Time for Change: an assessment of government policies on social mobility 1997-2017, what...

      Schools: Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what training is available for teachers to handle or report hate crime in schools.

      Drugs: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department has spent on drug education and awareness in schools in each of the last five years.

      Children: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that children are aware of the dangers of using social media apps.

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of the inspection system in schools on the (a) mental health and (b) retention rate of teachers.

      Faith Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her policy is on the removal of the cap on faith admissions; and if she will make a statement.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of schools in (a) England and (b) each local authority in England projecting that they will run an in-year...

      Teachers: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teachers who are nationals of other EU member states were working in schools in the UK in the 2016-17 academic year.

      Free School Meals

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

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to increase the number of apprentices undertaking apprenticeships at level 3 or above.

      Universities: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to increase access to Russell Group universities for students from disadvantaged and under-represented backgrounds.

      Teachers: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the level of teacher shortages in (a) the London Borough of Haringey and (b) London.

      Department for Education: Procurement

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

      Department for Education: Buildings

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

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the proportion of average living costs covered by the average student loan for a (a) student and (b) disabled...

      Department for Education: Buildings

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

      Children: Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department has plans to promote physical activity amongst children in the school holidays.

      Apprentices: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress she has made on implementing the recommendations of the Maynard Review into apprenticeships for people with a learning disability.

      Educational Institutions: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to publish the results of the consultation on Ofsted inspecting out-of-hours teaching institutions.

      Schools: Holidays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions her Department has had with the travel industry on the price of family holidays during school summer holidays.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to ensure the ongoing high quality of childcare; and if she will make a statement.

      Pupils: Dyslexia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps are being taken to ensure that teaching schools have staff who are qualified to train others to teach dyslexic pupils.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many 30 hours of free childcare eligibility codes were generated before the 31 August 2017 deadline in each (a) region of England and (b)...

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to her oral contribution of 6 September 2017, Official Report, column 166, how she plans to ensure that nursery providers offer places...

      Children: Swimming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Statutory Guidance on National curriculum in England: physical education programmes of study, published on 11 September 2013;...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Churches: Fees and Charges

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what assessment she has made of the effect of admission costs for cathedrals and abbeys in England on the ability...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Public Footpaths: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to promote the use of national trails.

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Assets

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

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Arms Length External Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural 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.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what contingency planning his Department has carried out for the possibility that there is no deal reached on the UK leaving...

      Gun Sports: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people have been employed in shooting sports in each of the last five years.

      Birds of Prey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will consider controls on the number of raptor birds in the countryside.

      Ravens: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many licences have been issued to control ravens in each of the last five years.

      Gun Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the value of shooting sports to the UK in each of the last five years.

      Dogs: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what proportion of dogs are registered as microchipped.

      Dogs: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of prevalence of dog theft in the UK; and what steps the Government is taking to...

      Dogs: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many prosecutions there have been for failure to microchip a dog since April 2016.

      Recycling: British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support his Department is providing to assist Overseas Territories for recycling.

      Agriculture: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the EU paid in subsidies to farmers in (a) Colne Valley constituency and (b) West Yorkshire in each of the last...

      Food: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce the use of plastic packaging for food.

      Food: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of food packaging is recyclable.

      Tolls: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of congestion zone charging in reducing levels of nitrogen oxide.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to employ additional staff in response to demands placed on his Department by the EU exit process.

      Protection of Badgers Act 1992: Criminal Proceedings

      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 Protection of Badgers Act 1992 in each...

      Wild Mammals (Protection) Act 1996

      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 Wild Mammals (Protection) Act 1996 in...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Borders: Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment his Department has made of the economic effect of establishment of a hard border between Northern Ireland and the...

    • EU External Trade: Turkey

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

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that the views of town councils and rural and urban district councils are taken into...

      Arms Trade: Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will seek in negotiations with the EU to ensure that the UK continues to participate in EU information exchange and...

      Weapons: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will seek in negotiations with the EU to ensure that the UK continues to co-operate with the EU on issues relating to...

      Arts: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether he plans to prioritise the creative industries in trade agreement negotiations on the UK leaving the EU.

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will make an assessment of the merits of an opt-in system of payment for UK citizens who want to retain their EU rights.

      EU Grants and Loans: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with the EU institutions about funding for Northern Ireland from the EU Peace Programme (a) before and...

      Drugs: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with pharmaceutical companies on potential employment in that sector for qualified persons for...

      Refugees: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether the Government will continue to apply the family reunification Dublin III Regulation when the UK leaves the EU.

      Arms Trade: Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if his Department will use negotiations with the EU to ensure that the UK retains influence over EU arms exports frameworks.

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether his Department plans to ensure through negotiations with the EU that the EU will not be able to impose economic sanctions on...

      Civil Servants: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many civil servants have been sent to Brussels at any point to engage in the detail of the Brexit negotiation talks; and how many...

      Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what plans his Department has to publish studies into the effect of the UK leaving the EU on different sectors of the UK economy.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, 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 Exiting the European Union: Buildings

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

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what estimate has been made of the amount his Department plans to pay for the UK to leave the EU.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Buildings

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

  • Attorney General

    • Rape: Sentencing

      To ask the Attorney General, how many times (a) the CPS or (b) victims have requested that he reconsider court sentences for rape under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 on the grounds of undue...

    • Attorney General: Cybercrime

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

      Attorney General: Arms Length External Organisations

      To ask the Attorney General, what estimate he has made of the number of new arms-length bodies the Law Officers' Departments plan to establish once the UK has left the EU.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Rape: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of trials for alleged rape under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 did not go ahead on the day they were scheduled for each...

    • Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to bring forward legislation on victims' rights to make clear what level of service they should expect from the police.

      Prisoners: Basic Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken to increase the levels of literacy and numeracy in the prison population.

      Prisoners: Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken to reduce the incidence of self-harming of people held in the Prison Estate.

      Prisoners: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners have died by suicide in 2017 to date.

  • Scotland Office

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of civil service roles were advertised externally for each year since 2010.

    • Senior Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, (a) what proportion of and (b) how many appointments to the senior Civil Service were made (i) internally and (ii) externally in each year since 2010.

      Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of appointments in the Civil Service were made (a) internally and (b) externally in each year since 2010.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the target figure is for the objective relating to the number of online products and services coming into use being secure by default by 2021 as...

      Government Property Unit: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the adequacy of staffing in the Government Property Unit.

      Government Departments: Consultants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many applications for approval to appoint consultants for assignments across Government that extend beyond nine months have been (a) approved with...

      Corruption

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the Government intends to (a) appoint an anti-corruption champion and (b) release its Anti-Corruption Strategy.

      Electronic Government: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the success rate is of verified user identities from the Government Verify system being accepted by the departmental service being accessed by...

      Government Digital Service: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many members of staff of the Government Digital Service have come from the civil service fast stream.

      Electronic Government: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government is on track to meet the target of 25 million people using the Verify service by April 2020.

      Electronic Government: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which departmental services have connected to the Government Verify service.

      Government Departments: Email

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government Digital Service will publish the findings of its central monitoring of email vulnerability levels for departments since April 2017.

      Business Appointments Advisory Committee

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many letters have been published on the ACOBA website more than one month after the letter being sent in (a) the last 12 months and (b) each year...

      Government Property Unit: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many agency staff have been employed in the Government Property Unit; and how many secondments there have been to that unit from (a) inside and (b)...

      Electronic Government: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much each Government department is charged for using the Government's Verify scheme.

      Civil Servants: Pensions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many Cabinet Office staff do not meet the eligibility criteria for the Civil Service Pension Scheme.

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many expressions of interest have been received from local authorities to run ID pilots at the 2018 local elections; and with reference to...

      Public Sector: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of procurement of British steel since the Government's procurement policy note 11/6 on...

      Cabinet Office: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the number of his Department's employees who have been employed other than in his Department's payroll in each year since 2010-11.

      Fraud

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to publish the findings of his Department's economic crime review.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliament: Apprentices

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, with reference to the Answers of 21 April 2017 to Questions 70502 and 70503, on...

    • House of Commons: ICT

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what preparations the House authorities have made to apply big data analytics to House...

  • Department for Transport

    • Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish their response to the consultation held from 22 September 2016 to 2 November 2016 on roadworthiness testing for fast tractors and other...

    • Roads: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 14 February (HL5245), what steps they have taken to minimise the risk of a repeat escalation of costs...

      Airports: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the four airports rated in the Civil Aviation Authority's Airport Accessibility Report published in August as poor for the...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Electricity: Storage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what definition of electricity storage they intend to use in the provision of storage licences.

    • Electricity: Storage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to remove the double charging of consumption levies in relation to storage facilities.

      Small Businesses: Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the finding contained in the Bank of England's Money and Credit June 2017 Statistical Release that there was a...

      Diesel Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the investigation by the German anti-trust authorities into German car manufacturers that are alleged to have operated a cartel...

      Electric Vehicles: Batteries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Faraday Challenge will promote research and development of new technologies to support the sustainable disposal or recycling of used electric vehicle...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Registration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their definition of an unregistered school; and how they ensure that safeguarding procedures are in place in those schools.

    • Faith Schools: Islam

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they consider that madrassas constitute unregistered schools and are capable of placing children at risk under child protection legislation.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Bands: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the tariff for the presence of military bands at civilian engagements.

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any UK (1) officials, and (2) service personnel, are engaged in advising the government of Saudi Arabia on the conduct of its military operations in Yemen;...

      Afghanistan: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the announcement by President Trump on 21 August of his Afghan strategy, what assessment they have made of the impact of that strategy on the...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Sleeping Rough

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the increasing numbers of rough sleepers; and what assessment they have made of further predicted increases this winter.

    • Parking Offences: Fines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are planning to take against private parking companies that have access to the DVLA database and impose large fines for minor traffic infringements.

  • Department of Health

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