Written answers

Monday, 18 September 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Mersey Gateway Project: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the economic effect on people reaching their place of work of toll charges on the Merseygateway Project.

    • Department for Transport: Behavioural Insights Team

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

      A1: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on road improvements to the A1 in Scotland and the effect on that part of the road of...

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the shortage of qualified HGV drivers in the road haulage industry; what steps he is taking to address...

      Cabotage: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many fines have been (a) issued and (b) paid for breaches of cabotage and combined transport rules in each of the last five years for which data...

      Bridges: Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to provide a temporary bridge over Castle Street in Hull West and Hessle constituency; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Department for Communities and Local Government: Secondment

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

    • Department for Communities and Local Government: Buildings

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

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Ministers' Private Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which Ministers of his Department have requested funds from the public purse for improvements to their Ministerial offices.

      Council Housing: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of households on local authority housing waiting lists in (a) the London...

      Supported Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that vulnerable people living in supported housing get the financial support needed to access...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what level of central government funding each local authority area of England received in real terms in each of the last three...

      Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the long-term sustainability of temporary accommodation as a housing solution.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with representatives from the solar energy industry on the future of the Feed-in...

    • Antarctic: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of how much ice has reduced in the Antarctic in the last five years.

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

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

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

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

      Energy: Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what procedures are in place to ensure the safe installation of smart meters in Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle...

      Coal: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his policy is on UK mined coal in the Government's industrial strategy; and if he will make a statement.

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether it is his policy for the UK to become self-sufficient in electricity production after March 2019; and if he...

      Aerospace Industry: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of his Department's procurement policy in supporting UK aerospace...

      EU Framework Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government plans to contribute to the development of the EU's Framework Programme 9 while the UK remains a...

      Sellafield: Pay Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the (a) Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, (b) Sellafield Ltd and (c) trade unions on...

      Sellafield: Industrial Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what meetings (a) he, (b) Ministers of his Department and (c) Departmental officials have had with members of the...

      Sellafield: Pay Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support a resolution to the pay dispute at Sellafield Ltd in West Cumbria.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Burma on the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights' assessment of Burma's...

    • Caribbean: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) short-term emergency and (b) medium-term reconstruction aid his Department has provided to people affected by...

  • Attorney General

    • Courts: Legal Costs

      To ask the Attorney General, how many court cases the Government has defended since 2010; and what the cost to the public purse was of each such case.

    • Rape: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, how many times (a) victims have withdrawn support for a prosecution of an alleged rape under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 case and (b) the Crown Prosecution Service...

      Attorney General: Brexit

      To ask the Attorney General, which EU legislation within the Law Officers' Departments' responsibilities will (a) be incorporated into UK law through the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill and (b)...

      Contempt of Court Act 1981

      To ask the Attorney General, what recent discussions he has had with social media providers on user postings and the provisions of the Contempt of Court Act 1981.

  • Department for International Development

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what monitoring her Department undertakes to ensure that aid granted to specific areas is used for the purposes for which it was...

  • Department for Education

    • Erasmus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to ensure that the UK continues to participate in Erasmus after it has left the EU.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average time between the commencement of an employment and support allowance appeal and a decision was in (a) Barnsley, (b) South Yorkshire and...

    • Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to introduce a Prisons Bill during the current session of Parliament.

      Ministry of Justice: Behavioural Insights Team

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

      Employment Tribunals Service: North Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reasons there is an average waiting time of 34 weeks for a tribunal date in North Wales; and what the longest time is for which a person has...

      Employment Tribunals Service: North Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps are being taken to address the shortage of panel members needed for tribunals in the North Wales area.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Veterans: Great Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has made an assessment of the adequacy of support available to service personnel from Greater Manchester who have left the armed forces.

    • General Service Medal: Mali

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 8803, how many personnel have (a) applied for and (b) received the General Service Medal 2008...

      Army Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many army reservists there were by each region of England and other constituent parts of the UK in each of the last 10 years.

      Army Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Army Reserve Centres have closed by parliamentary constituency in each of the last 10 years.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department is doing to ensure that Carillion carries out its full contracts in respect of armed forces-friendly accommodation.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which facilities at UK training establishments have been closed (a) temporarily and (b) permanently as a result of non-use in each of the last 36 months.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to extend the Access to Work scheme to (a) internships and (b) apprenticeships.

    • Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what financial support the Government provides to people who have terminal cancer and their families.

      Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress has been made on reviewing disabled people's access and amending regulations where necessary to improve disabled access to...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government plans to support one million more people with disabilities into employment over the next 10 years.

      Employment Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress has been made on bringing forward legislative proposals to give unemployed disabled claimants personalised and tailored...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answers of 7 September 2017 to Question 7375 and of 13 July 2017 to Question 3059, whether the installation of cladding and...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what evidence he has that releasing the work capability assessment outcome report in answer to Freedom of Information request FS50645849 would...

      Supported Housing: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will assess the likely effects of plans to limit the amount of housing benefit that can be claimed by people living in supported housing...

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the merits of replicating the Welsh Government's child poverty strategy.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has plans to increase mental health training for personal independent payment and employment and support allowance assessors.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Behavioural Insights Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what services his Department has received from the Behavioural Insights Team since 2014.

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his Department's publication entitled Improving lives: helping workless families analysis and research pack, published in...

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his Department's publication entitled Improving lives: helping workless families analysis and research pack, published in...

      Housing Benefit: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 8560, what steps the Government is taking to reduce (a) the total sum of housing...

      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 been placed in the (a) support group and (b) work-related activity group with a prognosis...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much is owed to resident parents by non-resident parents in child support arrears in (a) Hull and (b) the East Riding of Yorkshire in the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

  • Home Office

    • Arts: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to ensure that it will have the capacity efficiently to process short-term work visas for EU residents in the...

    • Home Office: Arms Length External Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, 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.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons her Department has reduced the operational hours of the Immigration and Asylum Unit for hon. Members during the 2017 Summer...

      Deportation: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons her Department erroneously sent deportation letters to EU citizens lawfully living in the UK.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2017 to Question 5241, what her Department's definition is of an exceptional circumstance that would...

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how her Department plans to assess whether an individual applying for a spouse visa will meet the specific circumstances criteria if they...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether a policy decision was taken to send letters to EU citizens lawfully living in the UK asking them to leave.

      Immigration Controls: Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of UK Border Force officers deployed to Heathrow Airport were absent on each day in August 2017.

      Immigration Controls: Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many ePassport gates there are in each terminal at Heathrow Airport; and what proportion of those gates were operational in each month...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of the gross income of her Department less the gross income generated from migration application fees has been accrued in...

      Immigration: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people with dependents who are resident in (a) Hull West and Hessle constituency, (b) Hull City Council area and (c) East Riding of...

      Immigration: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people from Syria have been granted indefinite leave to remain in each of the last 12 months; and how many are resident in each...

      Entry Clearances: South Asia and Abu Dhabi

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken was to process entry clearance applications for a (a) spouse and (b) fiancé at visa offices in (i) New...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many entry clearance applications for a (a) spouse and (b) fiancé have not been processed within 12 weeks in each of the last 12...

      Entry Clearances: South Asia and Abu Dhabi

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken was to process priority entry clearance applications for a (a) spouse and (b) fiancé at visa offices in (a)...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what average gross and net income her Department has derived from each category of migration application.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the net income was for (a) her Department and (b) providers of services contracted by her Department from migration applications in...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much has been paid to (a) men and (b) women who left his Department under exit schemes since 31 March 2016.

  • HM Treasury

    • Business: Terrorism

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government plans to require insurance companies to offer terrorism insurance on all business policies.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

  • Department for International Trade

    • UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what proportion and value of UK exports to the EU were destined for markets outside the EU in each of the last five years.

    • Department for International Trade: Behavioural Insights Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how much his Department has paid to the Behavioural Insights Team in each year since his Department's creation.

      UK Export Finance: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many staff recruited to UK Export Finance in the last 24 months are specialists in renewable energy projects.

  • Department of Health

    • NHS: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many formal complaints (a) mental health services and (b) the NHS received in 2016-17.

    • Joint Replacements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) knee, (b) hip and (c) shoulder replacements have been undertaken by the NHS in each of the last five years; and how many people aged (i) 30...

      NHS: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the receipts were for NHS Property Services from the sale of land in its possession in each of the last five financial years; and for what purposes...

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of NHS floor space was occupied by private providers in each of the last seven years for which figures are available.

      NHS Professionals: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the costs were of the privatisation process of NHS Professionals.

      Physiology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to introduce statutory regulation of clinical physiologists.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to inform the public about the Accountable Care System and Accountable Care Organisation process.

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, through what mechanism he will ensure that sustainability and transformation partnerships comply with obligations with respect to consultation.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the public consultation process used was before the Capped Expenditure Process was introduced in each of the areas impacted.

      Urinary System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve diagnosis of urinary tract infections.

      Transvaginal Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many transvaginal mesh implants have been removed by the NHS in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.

      Transvaginal Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the re-admission rate is for patients who have undergone a transvaginal mesh implant procedure.

      Endoscopy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to develop a national strategy for endoscopy.

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made within the National Cancer Strategy to ensure all men with prostate cancer have access to a clinical nurse specialist or key...

      NHS: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the profits of NHS Property Services and Community Health Partnerships are reinvested into capital expenditure on property maintenance.

      Department of Health: Behavioural Insights Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what services his Department has received from the Behavioural Insights Team since 2014.

      Prostate Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that men are able to access early prostate tests.

      Sleep

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

      Bronchiectasis

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

      Pancreatic Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable is for the blood test diagnosis for pancreatic cancer becoming available on the NHS.

      Eyes: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been diagnosed with eyesight problems or diseases in each of the last five years.

      Diabetes: Pancreatic Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable is for the examination for diabetes which includes a diagnosis for pancreatic cancer becoming available on the NHS.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) did-not-attends and (b) drop-outs from appointments occurred in GP practices in (i) Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle constituency and (b)...

      Children: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how his Department plans to work with the Scottish Government on protecting children from junk food marketing.

      NHS: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 21 July 2017 to Question 5810, when he plans to publish revised guidance on compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

      Dental Services: Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) pre-school, (b) primary school and (c) secondary school children in Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle constituency have undergone total...

      Diabetes: Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients in Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle constituency have visited a specialist diabetic clinic in each of the last 12 months.

      GP Surgeries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 24 July 2017 to Question 5742, how many GP surgeries are tenants in properties owned by NHS Property Services and Community...

      General Practitioners: Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and which GP practices (a) closed and (b) opened in Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle constituency in each year since 2010.

      Tobacco: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department spent on tobacco prevention education in the UK in 2016.

      Health Professions: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 19 July 2017 to Question 4583, how many EU27 workers were employed in NHS trusts and clinical commissioning groups in June 2017.

      NHS: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which properties NHS Property Services has sold in each of the last five financial years; and who the purchasers were for each of those properties.

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2017 to Question 6776, what steps his Department will take to include the recommendations of the national neonatal...

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2017 to Question 3138, if he will publish the constituent costs which make up the sum referred to as the forecast costs...

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 12 July 2017 to Question 2509, on health services: reciprocal arrangements, if he will provide the data referred to for 2016-17.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2017 to Question 820, on NHS: finance, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on...

      Countess of Chester Hospital: Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2017 to Question 3375, on Chester Hospital: maternity services, what recent progress has been made on that investigation.

      Grenfell Tower: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 8586, how many (a) mental health support workers, (b) trauma counsellors, (c) bereavement...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received on IVF commissioning.

      Pathology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of trends on waiting times in cellular pathology.

      NHS: Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to improve the entitlement to flexible working for NHS staff.

      Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the budget was of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.

      Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many products were seized by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.

      General Practitioners: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his future plans are for the recruitment of GPs from overseas.

      NHS Shared Business Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of whether NHS Shared Business Services has produced ongoing lower costs for the NHS since its sale.

      Prisons: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of recruitment and retention levels in the prison health system; and if he will make a statement.

      General Practitioners: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to review the sanctions available to GP practices against patients who repeatedly do not attend appointments.

      Hospitals: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of patients who do not attend hospital appointments in each of the last 12 months.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Electricity: Storage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to develop a strategy to ensure future continuity on network charging in relation to electricity storage; and if so, how.

    • Cost of Energy Independent Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the specific financial interests which are referred to in the declaration of interest by Professor Dieter Helm published on 6 August in relation to the...

      Tidal Power: Swansea Bay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their timescale for making a decision on plans for a Swansea tidal lagoon, following publication of the Hendry Review in January.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of how World Trade Organisation rules would affect the UK economy, broken down by sector, were the UK to leave the EU without a trade...

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what meetings they have held with the Chartered Trading Standards Institute with regard to Brexit over the past six months, particularly...

  • Department for International Development

    • Burma: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the needs of refugees fleeing violence in the Rakhine region of Myanmar.

    • Burma: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what humanitarian assistance they are providing to help alleviate the emerging humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State in Burma.

      Syria: Drinking Water

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what specific measures they are taking to support the Free Syrian Army to ensure the re-introduction of safe drinking water to Raqqa.

      South Sudan: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they are giving to the government of Uganda to help with the reception of refugees from South Sudan; and what assessment they have made of how the...

      Sri Lanka: Disaster Relief

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional aid they have offered to Sri Lanka to help cope with the severe drought and floods which have affected over one million people.

      Sudan: Sanctions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the humanitarian impact of sanctions on the people of Sudan.

      Caribbean: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British emergency services personnel are being deployed to assist in the aftermath of hurricane Irma; where those personnel will be deployed; and what...

      Turkey: Historic Buildings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what help they can offer to Turkey to assist in the cultural preservation of damaged historical buildings in the Suriçi neighbourhood.

  • Department for Education

    • GCE A-level

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of recent leaks of A-Level examination questions, what measures they plan to put in place to restore public confidence; and what steps they are...

    • Grammar Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that selective schools do not de-select students at the age of 16.

      Schools: Registration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of children being taught at unregistered schools; and what information and directions they have given to (1) local...

      Overseas Companies: Race Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are planning to amend the Race Relations Act 1965 and subsequent related legislation to clarify the extent to which that legislation applies to the...

      Vocational Education: Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) EU, and (2) non-EU, overseas students are taking technical, professional and vocational courses in the UK.

      Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will respond to the consultation on out-of-school education settings which closed in January 2016; and whether they propose to introduce provisions that...

      Government Departments: Equal Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which government departments have not yet met the requirement to publish information about gender pay gaps between male and female employees.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners on Remand: Acquittals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of remand prisoners acquitted of the offences for which they were remanded in the year 2016-17.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) officials, and (2) service personnel, are engaged in advising foreign governments on their obligations under international law on the conduct of...

    • Ascension Island: Aviation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to revert to using Ascension Island as a refuelling stop after scheduled works have been completed; and when they expect flights using...

      St Helena: Aviation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the possibility of using St Helena Airport as a refuelling stop for flights to and from the Falkland Islands.

      Ascension Island: Aviation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following the completion of scheduled works to the US Airbase Wideawake Airfield on Ascension Island, the RAF will resume their use of that airfield.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Insects: Non-native Species

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the decline since 2012 in UK native ladybird species as a result of the invasive Harlequin ladybird, and (2) the impact of...

  • Home Office

    • Sharia Law Independent Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect the independent inquiry into the application of Sharia Law in the United Kingdom to conclude; and when they expect the report to be published.

    • Sharia Law Independent Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has caused the delay in publishing the report of the independent inquiry into the application of Sharia Law in the United Kingdom.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the response by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 4 July (HL Deb, cols 788–9) and her Written Answer on 31 July (HL668), regarding rates of...

      Acids: Sales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to control the sale of dangerous acids.

      Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the recommendations of the report Refugees Welcome? by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees, what measures they have taken to improve the...

      Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what lessons have been learned from the integration of recent Syrian refugees, in particular in relation to the provision of (1) housing, (2) National Insurance...

      Hillsborough Families' Experiences Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the report by Bishop James Jones into the Hillsborough families’ experiences was received; when it will be made publicly available; and whether it has...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether biometric and fingerprint data taken from a visa applicant's application to enter the UK are deleted from any database if that applicant is subsequently...

      Offences against Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish their response to the Home Office public consultation, Reporting and Acting on Child Abuse and Neglect.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many international students left the UK without (1) accessing work experience, or (2) gaining a qualification, in the last year for which figures are available.

      Asylum: LGBT People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people claimed asylum in the UK on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity in the last 18 months; and of those that did, how many have been...

      Police: Biometrics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals have asked to have their facial images removed from police databases in the years (1) 2014, (2) 2015, (3) 2016, and (4) 2017 to date; and of...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the merits of detaining (1) persons awaiting deportation who have served custodial prison sentences, and (2) others awaiting...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether immigration officers, when scanning the passports of arrivals in the UK, are automatically alerted to any person arriving at a UK port of entry who is...

      Hate Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are planning to review hate crime laws so that hate crimes based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability are treated equally to...

      Deportation: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the breakdown of the reasons for the deportation of EU nationals in (1) the first quarter of 2016, and (2) the first quarter of this year.

  • HM Treasury

    • EP Committee of Inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 28 July (HL997), whether they received a request for ministers to meet the European Parliament's Committee of...

    • Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the finding contained in the Bank of England's Money and Credit June 2017 Statistical Release that there was a 10 per cent rise...

      Debts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the finding contained in the Bank of England's Money and Credit June 2017 Statistical Release that one in six of the 2.2...

      Business: Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings contained in the Bank of England's Money and Credit June 2017 Statistical Release that there was (1) a £0.2...

      Football: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether HMRC collects any revenue from football club transfer payments.

      Speed Limits: Fines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government where the proceeds from speeding fines for motoring offences are directed; and to what activities and whose budgets they are directed.

      European Economic Area

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, if the UK were to remain in the EEA by joining EFTA after leaving the EU, the annual cost to the UK in terms of liabilities to the EU...

      Exchange Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to ensure that the pound sterling does not fall below parity with the euro.

      Debts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to offer individuals relief from persistent debt; and whether they intend to introduce a statutory breathing space scheme.

      Credit Cards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to introduce measures to prevent the automatic increase of credit card limits.

      Non-domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many small and medium sized businesses will be impacted by the Valuation Office Agency's decision to class communal spaces such as staircases, corridors and...

      Cars: Sales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of personal contract purchase plans taken out to finance car purchases over each of the last five years; and what...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Belfast Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on how many occasions the current Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has met with and consulted each of the Belfast Agreement participants, (1) Lord...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what flexibility they will seek in the terms of any new trade deal negotiated with non-EU countries to take account of as yet unknown restrictions inserted in any...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • House of Lords: Catering

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Written Answer by the Senior Deputy Speaker on 31 July (HL1160), what steps he is taking to increase the number of British products on sale in...

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