Written answers

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Redundancy Pay

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

    • Aviation: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what contingency plans the Government plans to adopt in the event that no replacement for the single aviation market and open skies agreement is...

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) officials, (b) other staff and (c) private contractors in his Department are responsible for Government policy on taxi and private hire...

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) officials, (b) other staff and (c) private contractors in his Department are responsible for Government policy on cycling.

  • Home Office

    • Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the types of incidents police have provided an immediate response to in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c)...

    • Cannabis: Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) the devolved administrations on making cannabis available through...

      Anti-social Behaviour: Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the rate of conviction for anti-social behaviour related to moped use was in each of the last five years.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that areas with historically low levels of crime continue to receive necessary levels of funding for...

      Police: Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of police forces whose reserves are below the National Audit Office recommended level; and if she...

      Police and Crime Commissioners: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total budget of each police and crime commissioner was in England and Wales in each of the last five years.

      Gangs: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to allocate funding from the public purse for the Economic and Social Research Council's additional research...

      Police: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with the Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner and the Mayor of Greater Manchester on the...

      Police: Stockport

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will meet the hon. Members for Denton and Reddish and for Stockport to discuss central government police resourcing for the Stockport...

      Entry Clearances: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many settlement applications were processed by Sheffield Visa Section between May and August 2017.

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of entry clearance applications were processed within (a) 12 and (b) 24 weeks in each of the last 12 months.

      Poisons: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability, to Question 8330, if...

      Missing Persons: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress the Government is making towards the introduction of a national missing persons register.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken to make decisions on applications for further leave to remain on the basis of family and private life has been...

      Humberside Police: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate her Department has made of the cost to Humberside Police Service of providing support to people with mental health needs.

      Police Stations: Hornsey

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received on the closure of Hornsey Police Station; and if she will make a statement.

      Ending Gang Violence and Exploitation Forum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding from the public purse her Department has made available to the Ending Gang Violence and Exploitation Forum since its creation.

      Ending Gang Violence and Exploitation Forum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times the Ending Gang Violence and Exploitation Forum has met since it was established; and how many representatives of (a) local...

      Home Office: Redundancy Pay

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

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Metals: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has received from the metals industries on the effect on that sector of the UK leaving the EU.

    • Partnerships: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many eligible Scottish limited partnerships failed to supply statements of Persons of Significant Control by the...

      Partnerships: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many eligible Scottish limited partnerships that failed to supply statements of Persons of Significant Control by...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Abdulkareem al-Hawaj

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Saudi Arabian counterpart on the case of Abdulkareem al-Hawaj.

    • Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support discussions with Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, the Commander in Chief of the...

      Yemen: Joint Incidents Assessment Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many reports from the Joint Incident Assessment Team on operations in Yemen he has received in each of the last two months.

      Burma: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether military equipment sold by the UK to Myanmar may be used by that country's armed forces in operations involving...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Redundancy Pay

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

      USA: Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the US Administration on transgendered rights.

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Redundancy Pay

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

    • Burma: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what aid the Government is providing for refugees arriving in Bangladesh from Myanmar.

      International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether and to what extent her Department has implemented its commitments made at the 2005 Paris Declaration, the 2008 Accra Agenda...

      Department for International Trade: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many of her Department's staff had a pay increase (a) above, (b) at and (c) less than one per cent in each of the last three years...

  • Department for Education

    • Domestic Violence: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Government plans to include domestic violence and violence against women in the schools curriculum in England and Wales.

    • Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to pages 45-46 of the Social Mobility Commission's report, Time for Change: an assessment of government policies on social mobility...

      Schools: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of regulations on sprinklers in schools.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she will announce per-school figures under the new National Funding Formula for (a) England and (b) Crawley; and if she will make a statement.

      Sportsgrounds: Eltham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, on what date the Education Skills Funding Agency determined the Red Book price of the Bowring Sports Club Ground, Eltham Road, London, SE12 8ER; on...

      Primary Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many unfilled places there were in primary schools in 2016-17; and what proportion of the total number of school places that figure represents in...

      Relationship and Sex Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the Government plans to consult on statutory guidance on Relationships and Sex Education provided for in the Children and Social Work Act 2017.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Domestic Violence: Court Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department plans to review the penalties for breach of a restraining order where that order was issued following proven domestic violence.

    • Rape: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average length of time was from (a) offence to charge, (b) listing to magistrates' court completion, (c) charge to listing, (d) listing to...

      Small Claims: Personal Injury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has plans to bring forward legislative proposals to increase the small claims limit for road traffic accident-related personal injury claims...

      Elections: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of an electronic system for the delivery, receipt and return of the Writ at UK parliamentary elections.

      Personal Independence Payment: North Wales

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

      Criminal Injuries Compensation: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many victims of sexual abuse have been refused compensation by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority since 1996 because they (a) had a...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders received one fixed-term recall in the last year for which information is available; and what the (a) violence against the person and...

      Ministry of Justice: Fringe Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff in his Department and non-departmental public bodies received (a) home to work travel allowance, (b) a car allowance and (c) subsidised...

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what offences were committed by each prisoner released from prison on temporary licence to work in the last 12 months.

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many serving prisoners were not in prison accommodation overnight on New Year's Eve 2015; what offences were committed by each such offender; and...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Defence Equipment: Trade Fairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials of his Department attended the Defence and Security Equipment International Fair from 11 to 15 September 2017.

    • Burma: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the recent violence against the Rohingya minority in Rakhine State, if he will review the merits of continuing to provide UK military...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 28 June 2016 to Question HL728 and pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 8078, for what reasons the...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of sanctioning employment and support allowance claimants on assisting such people into...

    • Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress has been made on working with providers of (a) energy, (b) telecoms and (c) other essential services on reducing the extra costs...

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 7645, if he will make it his policy that no compulsory redundancies will occur at any...

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 7646, if he will make it his policy that no compulsory redundancies will occur at any...

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 8086, if he will make it his policy to collect data on the number of people using the...

      Personal Independence Payment: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) Hull and (b) East Riding of Yorkshire have appealed against his Department's decision not to grant them personal...

      Personal Independence Payment: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claims for personal independence payment in (a) Hull and (b) East Riding have been due to a mental health illness in each of the last...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) freelance and (b) temporary staff were employed by his Department in each of the last five financial years.

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) freelance and (b) temporary staff were employed by his Department in each of the last 12 months.

      Meat: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the Welsh red meat sector of the UK leaving the (a) single market...

      Food: Origin Marking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what products in the UK have protected geographical indication; and what steps he is taking to guarantee that status after...

      Livestock: Cairnryan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate has been made of the quantity of livestock transported through the port of Cairnryan.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Redundancy Pay

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

      Pollinators: Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Government's National Pollinator Strategy, published in November 2014, what progress has been made on...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect on domestic retail prices of (a) beef, (b) sheep, (c) wheat, (d) dairy...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Fire Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2017 to Question HL374, whether an assessment has been made of the extent to which his...

    • Housing: Standards

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

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 24 July 2017 to Question 4834, how many of the cladding samples that have been tested would not meet...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many new (a) local authority social lettings and (b) registered social landlord lettings in England were taken up by (i) UK...

      Council Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to improve the building standards of older council stock properties.

      Grenfell Tower Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Prime Minister's letter relating to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry of 15 August 2017 to the right hon. Sir...

      Letting Agents: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish the Draft Tenants Fees Bill.

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of private high-rise residential blocks that have one of the four types of cladding and...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many social housing blocks have failed the recent fire safety tests co-ordinated by his Department in each local authority area.

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the letter to residents following the Grenfell Tower fire of 5 September 2017, if he will set out how the...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many Homes and Communities Agency-funded affordable homes, by tenure, were (a) started and (b) completed in each financial...

      Housing: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of the potential underestimation of student emigration in the International Passenger...

      Social Rented Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to publish Social housing sales in England 2016 to 2017.

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to publish the Affordable Housing Starts and Completions: England, April 2017 to September 2017...

  • HM Treasury

    • Mining: Pensions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department has received from the Mineworkers Pension Scheme and the British Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme since 1994.

    • Universities: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to ensure that universities with European Investment Bank loans are not affected by changes in the legal terms of their loans as a...

      Universities: Finance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of whether there will be any gap in funding for UK universities during the transition from EU structural and investment funds...

      Balance of Payments

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to reduce the balance of payments deficit; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Trade in the Westminster Hall...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: South Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans the Government has to renegotiate the terms of the EU-South Korea trade deal in the event that it is transferred to the UK after...

    • Trade Agreements: South Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what representations his Department has received from industry on renegotiating the terms of the EU's trade deal with South Korea before its...

      Trade Agreements: South Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will make an assessment of the potential economic effect of transferring the terms of the EU-South Korea trade deal to the UK after...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what representations the Government has made to countries with trade deals with the EU on renegotiating the terms of those deals for trade...

      Arms Trade: Trade Fairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what support the Government is providing to the DSEI arms exhibition in London from 12 to 15 September 2017; and if he will make a statement.

      Arms Trade: Trade Fairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which Government ministers visited the DSEI arms exhibition in London from 12 to 15 September 2017.

      Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Trade in the Westminster Hall debate of 12...

      UK Trade and Investment Defence and Security Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 7 September 2017 to Question 8329, on the UK Trade and Investment Defence and Security Organisation, how decisions...

      Department for International Trade: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many of his Department's staff had a pay increase (a) above, (b) at and (c) less than one per cent since his Department's creation.

      Foreign Investment in UK: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Trade in the Westminster Hall debate of 12...

      Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Trade in the Westminster Hall debate of 12...

      Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Trade in the Westminster Hall debate of 12...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Commonwealth: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to uphold the commitment it made at the 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting outlined...

    • Travel Agents: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that online travel agents do not charge commission on the full VAT inclusive...

      Travel Agents: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of online travel agents charging commission on the full VAT inclusive...

  • Department for Transport

    • Dangerous Driving

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to consult on proposals for the introduction of new criminal offences related to causing death by reckless and dangerous cycling; and...

    • Invalid Vehicles: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to restrict the (1) size, (2) weight, and (3) speed, of mobility scooters that are permitted to be used on pavements; and how many...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on the recording of road traffic accidents as serious rather than fatal when death occurs at a later stage.

      Roundabouts: Traffic Lights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of traffic lights on roundabouts reducing congestion across England.

      Great Western Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in light of recent decisions to reduce the previously announced intended extent of route electrification of the Great Western franchise, what additional payment...

      Great Western Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, for the bi-modal trains running under the Great Western franchise, the switch from diesel to electric and vice versa will occur whilst the train is on the...

      Isles of Scilly: Transport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much investment has been made in the last five years in (1) St Mary's harbour, (2) Penzance harbour, (3) Land's End Airport, and (4) St Mary's airport, for...

      Public Transport: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to establish an impartial body to investigate serious incidents involving public transport on the roads, similar to the services...

      Community Transport: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have undertaken an impact assessment of the effect on individuals and communities unable to access conventional bus services of their proposals to...

      Southern

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when ministers last (1) met, and (2) had discussions with, representatives of Southern Rail.

      Southern

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations ministers have received regarding passenger services on Southern Rail.

      Southern

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the quality of passenger services on Southern Rail.

      Palace of Westminster: Official Cars

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to instruct drivers of ministerial cars not to keep their engines running when parked in Speaker's Court.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Non-domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are planning to take to prevent or limit any negative impact on small businesses from the Valuation Office Agency's decisions (1) to class...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Lighting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who made the decision to replace the lightbulb classification system from watts to lumens; and whether they intend to review that classification system once the UK...

    • Small Businesses: Government Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the monetary benefit to individual small and medium-sized enterprises from support provided under the Small Business, Enterprise and...

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have contractually guaranteed a minimum level of energy production from the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station that consumers or the National Grid...

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have contractually guaranteed a minimum level of subsidy to Hinkley Point C nuclear power station for providing back-up energy capacity; and, if so,...

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether consumers and households who do not use grid electricity will have to pay for any of the electricity produced by Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Burma: Military Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are contributing funds from the UK development aid budget towards the cost of training the Myanmar military; and if so, how much.

    • North Korea: Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of North Korea in relation to that country's programmes for the development of missiles and nuclear weapons.

      Sanctions: Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the introduction of financial and travel sanctions against senior Burmese military officials following the Burmese military's...

      Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what types of assistance they provided to the Syrian opposition between 2015 and the latest date for which figures are available; which factions associated with...

      Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the source of their funding for the Syrian opposition since 2015; and whether those funds were provided from the international development budget.

      IRA: Libya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they (1) have taken, and (2) intend to take, to support UK victims of IRA attacks that used Gaddafi-supplied Semtex and weapons.

      Egypt: Aviation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which countries have (1) reinstated flights to and from Sharm-el-Sheikh, and (2) not reinstated flights to and from Sharm-el-Sheikh; and what steps they...

      Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of President Bashar al-Assad in the future of Syria; and whether they intend to make any change to their policy.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Israeli government in the light of reports that the Israeli military has instituted a ban on food, toiletries, and...

      Sudan: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the human rights situation and current levels of humanitarian access in Sudan.

      Sudan: Sanctions

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

      Sudan: Churches

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Sudan regarding the demolition of churches built on land that has since been designated for buildings...

  • Attorney General

    • Hate Crime: Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have issued any guidance to the Crown Prosecution Service concerning the extent to which insults constitute hate crimes.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • House of Lords: Wines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Senior Deputy Speaker on 31 July (HL1160), what is the price of the two English wines offered in the House of Lords; and how...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Burma: Military Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to suspend their programme of military training with the Burmese army in the light of its attacks on civilians in Rakhine State.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Plants: Diseases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the bacteria Xylella fastidiosa is capable of infecting tree and plant species in the UK; and if so, whether they are taking steps to ban the importation...

    • Agriculture

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will put in place a negotiated UK framework for agricultural trade and policies between the nations and regions of the UK once the UK has left...

      Electric Vehicles: Batteries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the proportion of used electric vehicle batteries that are recycled; and what proportion of such batteries they aim to be recycled...

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Ministers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who has held office since 1 January 2000 as (1) Home Secretary and (2) minister responsible for immigration; and what were the dates of their appointment.

    • Pedicabs: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what powers currently exist to prevent the operators of rickshaws and pedicabs playing loud music on London's highways.

      Police: Biometrics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many facial images are held on the Police National Database.

      Europe: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether (1) the International Committee of the Red Cross, and (2) the Inter-Agency Standing Committee of the UN have been consulted about unaccompanied refugee...

      Slavery: Victims

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of how the 45 day reflection and recovery period for victims of trafficking and modern slavery, under the National Referral...

      Radicalism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 12 July (HLWS40), what definition of political and social extremism they used in the Home...

  • HM Treasury

    • Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether release of the £1 billion allocated in connection with their confidence and supply agreement with the DUP is dependent upon the restoration of the...

    • Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the £1 billion additional funding for Northern Ireland agreed in June has been allocated to date.

      Police and Prison Officers: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether pay increases during this financial year for police and prison officers will be paid for from existing budgets.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gambling: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to incorporate a review of online gambling into the Triennial Review of Gaming Machine Stake and Prize Limits.

    • Betting: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to regulate the use of electronic data by betting firms and their affiliates to target online advertising at specific groups.

  • Department of Health

    • Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many specialised Sexual and Reproductive Health Services there were in England in (1) 2000, (2) 2005, (3) 2010, (4) 2015, and (5) 2017.

    • Cataracts: Surgery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adverse consequences for patients of restricting the use of blue-light filtering intraocular lenses, as laid out in the NICE...

      Cataracts: Surgery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the exceptional circumstances that led to the addition of a review question on blue-light filtering intraocular lenses in the final scope of the NICE...

      Cataracts: Surgery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what investigation they have conducted into evidence reporting lower incidence of age-related macular degeneration in patients with blue-light filtering...

      Oral Tobacco

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish (1) the assessments, and (2) the correspondence, held by Public Health England regarding the toxicology of the smoking...

      Hepatitis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have established the cross-agency expert group on viral hepatitis to provide strategic direction and advice around hepatitis C and other viral...

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