Written answers

Monday, 9 October 2017

  • HM Treasury

    • Loans: Interest Rates

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have had loans approved at the advertised representative APR rates for loan products.

    • Taxation: Electronic Government

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) administration processes and (b) tax take of increasing the making tax digital threshold applicable from...

      Taxation: Electronic Government

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 9026, on taxation: electronic government, what the eligibility criteria will be to establish which...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of homes bought as buy to let in January to June (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.

      Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the average pension payment from the Mineworkers Pension Scheme has been in the last 12 months; and how many such payments amount to less than (a)...

      Occupational Pensions: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of providing the 20 per cent tax relief to non-taxpayers enrolled in net-pay-arrangement defined...

      Treasury: Temporary Employment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 7983, on Treasury: temporary employment, for what reasons his Department does not have a resource board.

      Financial Services: EU Action

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether existing contracts that underpin cross-border financial transactions within the EU of financial institutions based in the UK will continue to be...

      Telecommunications: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what Barnet consequentials arise from the Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-domestic Rates) Bill for (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c)...

      Treasury: Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many of his Department's staff had a pay increase (a) above one per cent, (b) at one per cent and (c) less than one per cent in each of the last three...

      Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 24 July 2017 to Question HL1074, if he will publish figures for the estimated differential between public and private sector pay...

      Treasury: Devolution

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the dates were of the most recent meetings between Ministers from his Department and their counterparts in the devolved administrations; and what the...

      Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many UK nationals have (a) been prosecuted and (b) received a prison sentence for offences related to the Panama Papers data leak.

      Financial Services: Advisory Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to establish limited liability for independent financial advisors with the introduction of a fixed 15-year long-stop.

      Instalment Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations his Department has received on rent-to-own goods; and if he will make a statement.

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much funding the Government has (a) given and (b) undertaken to provide to car manufacturers in each region of the UK in each of the last two years.

      Public Houses: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has assessed the potential merits of increasing annual business rates relief for pubs.

      Advance Pricing Agreements

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 24 April 2017 to Question 70304, how many Advance Thin Capitalisation agreements were made in (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16 and (c)...

      Revenue and Customs: Buildings

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Government plans to respond to the Public Accounts Committee report on the HM Revenue and Customs Estate, published on 28 April 2017.

      Treasury: Cycling

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many civil servants in his Department made use of a cycle-to-work scheme in each of the last five years.

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many employees received national insurance relief for employment allowance in (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16 and (c) 2016-17.

      Overseas Visitors: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much VAT has been refunded to visitors to the UK in each of the last five years.

      Patents: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much and to who the annual tax reliefs have been granted under the Patent-Box scheme.

      Migrant Workers

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on employers of increasing the immigration skills charge levied on migrant workers.

      Treasury: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department will appoint a Chief Science Adviser.

      Office for Budget Responsibility

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans the Government has to allow HM Opposition access to the Office for Budget Responsibility.

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the cost to the Exchequer of removing the public sector pay cap.

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to end the public sector pay cap for (a) firefighters, (b) police, (c) teachers, (d) nurses and (e) doctors.

      Landlords: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of landlords in each local authority area who are registered for self-assessment with HM...

      Instalment Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on changes in the level of use of personal contracts for agreements in the last five years; what assessment he has...

      Revenue and Customs: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 6755, on HM Revenue and Customs: Yorkshire and the Humber, what estimate he has made of the annual...

      Stagecoach Group: Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost to the public purse has been of the case of Stagecoach Group PLC and Stagecoach Holdings Limited and the Commissioners for Her Majesty; and...

      Greene King: Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what was the cost of litigation in the case of Greene King Plc & Anor v HM Revenue and Customs; and how much of this has been recovered from Ernst &...

      Money Laundering: Prosecutions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many successful prosecutions there have been for offences under the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 in each year from 2010.

      Hospitals: Private Sector

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many private hospitals are registered as charities; and if he will make an estimate of the savings in tax payable to those hospitals as a result of...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made on the introduction of the new Customs Declaration Service; when he plans for that service to be fully functional; and if he...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment: Post- traumatic Stress Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect on the health of people with post-traumatic stress disorder of annual assessments for personal...

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Pay

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

      Supported Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of linking funding for supported housing to local housing allowance rates.

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an estimate of the average amount deducted from housing benefit claimants in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d)...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) men and (b) women have left his Department under exit schemes since 31 March 2016.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many civil servants in his Department are part of the Government Commercial Function; and how many of those civil servants have been...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the dates were of the most recent meetings between Ministers of his Department and their counterparts in the devolved administrations;...

      Food Banks: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 8068, on food banks: domestic visits, whether Ministers of his Department have visited...

      Universal Credit: Landlords

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects the universal credit landlord portal to be available in areas with full digital universal credit service.

      Universal Credit: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department has taken to reduce waiting times on the universal credit telephone line in advance of a potential increase in the...

      Universal Credit: Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will bring forward the introduction of the online booking system for universal credit jobcentre appointments so that new claimants in...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what training his Department has provided to jobcentre work coaches to help claimants adapt to the new universal credit benefit since that...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of appeals against awards of personal independence payments to residents of (a) East Dunbartonshire, (b) Scotland and (c) the...

      Personal Independence Payment: Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of applicants for personal independence payments to residents of (a) East Dunbartonshire, (b) Scotland and (c) the UK were...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants who were placed in the work-related activity group for employment and support allowance during the financial year 2014-15...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers of his Department have had with the Chief Scientific Adviser in his Department in the last three months.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 8045, on Department for Work and Pensions: cybercrime, how many and what proportion of...

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations he has received on the effect of universal credit on the applicable rate of local housing allowance for claimants.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people aged over 100-years old receive the state pension in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 7282, on Department for Work and Pensions: correspondence, how many contracts are with...

      State Retirement Pensions: Uprating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government has plans to raise the basic state pension in 2018 by September 2017's CPI inflation figure of 2.9 per cent.

      Housing Benefit: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will change the housing benefit criteria for small business owners so that only the owner's income is taken into account in the first...

      Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment the Government has made of the effect on his Department's policies of the findings of the Social Mobility Commission report,...

      Company Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will introduce legislative proposals to prohibit companies with a deficit on their defined benefit pension scheme from paying any...

      State Retirement Pensions: Barnsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many women in Barnsley born in the 1950s and affected by the change in state pension age have returned to employment from a position of...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 8092, on social security benefits: disqualification, if he will (a) collect the...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Criminal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people claiming jobseeker's allowance in (a) Ceredigion, (b) Wales and (c) the UK have a criminal record.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the (a) number and (b) average age was of state pension recipients in (i) Scotland, (ii) England, (iii) Wales and (iv) Northern Ireland...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations his Department has received on the accelerated roll-out of universal credit.

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Cybercrime

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

    • Elections: Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps are being taken to ensure statistics are collected on hate crime and abuse during elections.

      Police: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to update Home Office circular 43/2001 on financial assistance to police officers in legal proceedings.

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which Minister has responsibility for the Government's cross-departmental working on child sexual exploitation.

      Merseyside Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions her Department has had with Merseyside Police on the effect of (a) funding and (b) the number of police officers on...

      Stop and Search: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on the number of people who have been stopped and searched in (a) the area covered by West Midlands...

      Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many suspects have been granted police bail by each police force in each month since 2015.

      Compass Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total expenditure incurred on the Compass asylum accommodation contract was in 2014-15 and 2015-16.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 3 April 2017 to Question 69586, when she plans to respond to the Home Affairs Select Committee report,...

      Rohingya: Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to classify members of the Rohingya community as stateless in respect of applications for asylum.

      Poisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 7 September 2017 to Question 7517, what her policy is on (a) suppliers of substances listed in Part 3 of...

      Compass Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of the Compass asylum accommodation contract in (a) 2014-15 and (b) 2015-16.

      Crimes of Violence: Acids

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to support local Community Safety partnerships in monitoring and restricting sales of corrosive substances in...

      Psychoactive Substances Act 2016: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been convicted under the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 (a) in total and (b) for offences involving nitrous oxide.

      Home Office: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) men and (b) women have left her Department under exit schemes since 31 March 2016.

      Radicalism: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to monitor the movements throughout the UK of young people who have become radicalised.

      Independent Police Complaints Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an estimate of the proportion of investigations by the Independent Police Complaints Commission that result in at least one...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has (a) received and (b) complied with any requests under mutual legal assistance treaties requesting the seizure of...

      Home Office: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many civil servants in her Department are part of the Government Commercial Function; and how many of those civil servants have been...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, from which public authorities her Department has received notifications under section 52 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

      Police: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department has issued on the disclosure of information by the police to the Disclosure and Barring Service in cases where...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make grants from her Department to local authorities to enable them to provide funds to victims of domestic violence.

      Police: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will introduce measures to ensure that retired police officers cannot refuse to engage with police standards investigations if there...

      Fracking: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many protesters arrested at the shale gas exploration site off the A583 Preston New Road during 2017 were (a) permanently resident in...

      Metals: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the enforcement of rules to prevent metal recycling operators from making cash payments for...

      Metals: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to prevent metal thefts from (a) communications and transport networks and (b) heritage sites.

      Home Office: Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that her policies are informed by independent scientific advice.

      Gangs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will support the Economic and Social Research Council to fund additional research into the contemporary state of criminal gangs and...

      Ending Gang Violence and Exploitation Forum

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

      Poisons: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 7 September 2017 to Question 8330, if she will publish any Home Office guidance for online retailers on how to...

      Ending Gang Violence and Exploitation Forum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding her Department delivers to the Ending Gang Violence and Exploitation Forum.

      Poisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 7 September 2017 to Question 7517, whether it is her policy that (a) suppliers of substances listed in Part 3 of...

      Islamic State: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on the number of British citizens who have left the UK to join ISIS and who have (a) returned home and...

      Fracking: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) arrests, (b) charges and (c) convictions there have been for anti-social or violent conduct with respect to protest activity...

      Police: Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the (a) effectiveness and (b) extent of use of (i) 101 and (ii) 999 call transference between...

      Motorcycles: Helmets

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2017 to Question 9627, on motorcycles: helmets, for what reasons there is no reference to the safety...

      Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the comments of the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, Max Hill QC, referred to in the Independent Newspaper...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Pay

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

    • Northern Ireland Office: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many civil servants in his Department are part of the Government Commercial Function; and how many of those civil servants have been...

      Northern Ireland Office: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) men and (b) women have left his Department under exit schemes since 31 March 2016.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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

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

    • Data Protection: Next of Kin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what rights next of kin have to access data that belonged to deceased relatives.

      Data Protection: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect on businesses of no data adequacy agreement being in place...

      Vulnerable Adults: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what rights relatives have to access data that belongs to vulnerable adults.

      Telecommunications: Misrepresentation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 8813, on telecommunications: misrepresentation, whether informed...

      BBC: Business Interests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the BBC on its publishing declarations of interests made by presenters and other employees.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) men and (b) women have left her Department under exit schemes since 31 March 2016.

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many households were demonstrated to own a television set but did not have a television license in each of the last three...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many households received broadband speeds of less than 5mb in each constituency in each of the last two years.

      Horse Racing: Betting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a statutory levy on bookmakers to fund the work of...

      Sports: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 7318, if she will make it her policy to include more women's sports...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many civil servants in her Department made use of a cycle-to-work scheme in each of the last five years.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to appoint a Chief Scientific Adviser.

      World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an assessment of the merits of allocating funding from the Government and Heritage Lottery Fund to...

      World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which projects are receiving funding from the Government and Heritage Lottery Fund to commemorate the centenary of the First...

      Coventry City Football Club

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with the hon. Member for Daventry on the mediation process relating to Coventry City...

      Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with the Football Association on catalysing grass roots football.

      Betting Shops: Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of giving additional powers to local authorities to review, amend and...

      Football: Commercial Agents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will commission a review of the role, responsibilities and financial compliance of football agents.

  • Leader of the House

    • Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Leader of the House, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of establishing a separate procedure for the House's scrutiny of and agreement to the funding on the...

  • Department of Health

    • Sexually Transmitted Infections: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of (a) chlamydia, (b) gonorrhea, (c) genital herpes, (d) HIV/AIDS, (e) human papillomavirus, (f) Syphilis, (g) Bacterial Vaginosis and (h)...

    • Female Genital Mutilation: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of female genital mutilation were reported to police forces by (a) Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, (b) University Hospitals of Morecambe...

      Health Professions: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many vacancies there were for (a) consultants, (b) other doctors, (c) registered nurses, (d) physiotherapists, (e) X-ray technicians and (f)...

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps Public Health England has taken to support the commissioning of condom delivery, open access sexual health services and STI screening,...

      Incontinence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to NHS England's publication of 15 November 2015, Excellence in continence care, what progress his Department has made on measuring any...

      Incontinence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to NHS England's publication of 15 November 2015, Excellence in continence care, what progress his Department has made in measuring (a)...

      Nurses: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many non-UK EU national nurses were employed by the NHS in each of the last five years.

      Cervical Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which engagements Ministers of his Department attended as part of Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month in September 2017.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made by NHS England on implementing recommendations 10, 11 and 64 of the Cancer Strategy for England since its publication in May 2016.

      Anorexia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many diagnosed cases of anorexia there have been among people aged under 30 in the last three years.

      Primary Health Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the commissioning process for primary medical care services under circumstances where no prospective...

      Marske Medical Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of the effect of the closure of Marske Medical Centre on the costs of travel for patients who must travel further to access...

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was raised by hospital parking charges in (a) Warrington, (b) the North West and (c) England in each of the last three years for which figures...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many abortion-related complications have occurred at clinics run by (a) the British Pregnancy Advisory Service and (b) Marie Stopes International in...

      Benzodiazepines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what data his Department collected on benzodiazepine dependence relating to 2016.

      Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to page 4 of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists' report, The Management of Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy and...

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of hospital and healthcare-acquired infections have been diagnosed by the NHS in England in each of the last 10 years.

      Nurses: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of new nurses recruited by the NHS in the last 12 months remain in full-time employment in the NHS; and what the retention rates among...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time was for cancer patients to receive radiotherapy treatment following their operations in each of the last 10 years.

      Nurses: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of nurses employed by the NHS in full-time positions 12 months ago remain in full-time employment in the NHS today; and what the...

      Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many interim posts were created by Alder Hey since that trust started managing Liverpool Community Health Trust; and what the nature of each such...

      Postnatal Depression: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that new mothers' mental health problems are identified as early as possible.

      Department of Health: Cycling

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

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has plans to introduce an opt-out system for organ donation; and if he will make a statement.

      Mersey Care NHS Trust: Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the forecast year-end position of (a) Alder Hey and (b) Merseycare is in 2017-18; whether NHS England or any other funding body provide financial...

      Community Health Services: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the amount spent by (a) Alder Hey and (b) Merseycare on the bid to run Liverpool Community Trust; and whether any...

      Care Homes: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the quality of care homes since the publication of the report of the Care Quality Commission, The state of adult social...

      Cataracts: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether a clinical and financial risk analysis has been carried out on the proposal to restrict patient access to blue-light filtering intraocular lenses...

      Health Visitors: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many health visitors were employed in (a) Greater London and (b) the London Borough of Newham in each year since 2010.

      Dental Services: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total value of undelivered contracted units of dental activity in NNS dental contracts in England was in each year from 2012 to 2017.

      Community Health Services: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to award the contract to appoint a provider of Liverpool community trust services; and what steps his Department is taking to monitor the...

      Cataracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received on the final scope of the NICE draft clinical guideline on cataracts in adults: management.

      Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of (a) disinfectant and (b) bleach on the incidence and severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

      Orphan Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the ability of NICE to assess orphan treatments as part of its (i) single technology appraisal and (ii) highly specialised...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, (a) which treatments have been assessed by NICE in the last two years, (b) whether each treatment was recommended, optimised or not recommended and (c)...

      Babies: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department plans to commission the next Infant Feeding Survey.

      Breast Feeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what financial support the NHS (a) provides to peer support breast-feeding and (b) has provided to such groups in each of the last seven years.

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which maternity units in England have attained Baby Friendly Initiative accreditation.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has been made of the relationship between the number of fast food outlets in any neighbourhood and the levels of childhood obesity in...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what safeguards are in place to prevent clinical commissioning groups from decommissioning IVF services completely.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Minimum Wage: Non-payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many companies in each region have been (a) named and shamed and (b) prosecuted for non-payment of the minimum wage...

    • Partnerships: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when and where the (a) register in which corporate partners are entered and details of their state and legislation...

      Partnerships: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many qualifying Scottish limited partnerships registered before 24 July 2017 that failed to submit the additional...

      Partnerships: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many qualifying Scottish limited partnerships registered before 24 July 2017 have submitted the additional...

      Partnerships: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many qualifying Scottish limited partnerships registered after 24 July 2017 have submitted the additional...

      Supermarkets: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has held with representatives of large supermarkets in their stocking of locally produced food and...

      Horizon 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how the Government plans to support research collaboration with other countries in the event that the UK ceases to...

      Climate Change Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps the Government has taken to support the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

      Partnerships: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many Scottish limited partnerships are eligible under the terms of the Scottish Partnerships (Register of People...

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 7790, what proportion of social care employers found to be...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many civil servants in his Department made use of a cycle-to-work scheme in each of the last five years.

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on incorporating disability employment...

      New Businesses: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Work and Pensions on the criteria for assessing the...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2017 to Question 9015, how many women work in the Industrial Strategy Team.

      British Standards Institution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what changes to the funding and responsibilities of the British Standards Institute will be made when the UK leaves the EU.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2017 to Question 9015, how many and what proportion of (a) civil servants and...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers of his Department have had with the Chief Scientific Adviser in his...

      Science: Venture Capital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to increase the availability of scale-up capital for life science companies.

      Food: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government has considered including in its Clean Growth Plan the provision of funding for local authorities...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of his 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 for which...

    • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure that the UK has the capacity to manufacture (a) parts for and (b) whole manned and unmanned fighter aircraft.

      Defence: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to publish a defence industrial review.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to remove the legal duty of care owed by his Department to Armed Forces personnel.

      HMS Queen Elizabeth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what jets are being used on HMS Queen Elizabeth until the F-35 comes into service.

      Boeing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the value is of current Government procurement contracts with the Boeing Company.

      Hercules Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the value of ex-Royal Air Force C-130J transport aircraft which are designated for export.

      Warships: Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 9, paragraph 13 of the National Shipbuilding Strategy, how the figure of £63 billion of Government spending on procurement...

      Warships: Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 17, figure 2 of the National Shipbuilding Strategy, what recent representation he has received from trade union officials...

      Type 31 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 27, chapter 4 of the National Shipbuilding Strategy, whether he expects export credit guarantees to apply to Type 31e frigates...

      Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 22, paragraph 55 of the National Shipbuilding Strategy, what the rationale is for outlining a figure of 50 per cent total value...

      Warships: Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what role shipyards in Jarrow will play in the National Shipbuilding Strategy.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015, what weight is attached to National Security Objective 3 in the marking criteria for...

      Arms Trade: Trade Fairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) representations he has received and (b) discussions he has held at the Defence and Security Equipment International Conference 2017; and if he...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the average time which it takes a local authority to remove an unauthorised encampment from...

    • Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local authorities have published details of the eligibility criteria for the £300 million discretionary relief fund...

      Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will place in the Library copies of all correspondence between his Department and (a) local authorities, (b) the Local...

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many of his Department's staff had a pay increase (a) above, (b) at and (c) less than one per cent in each of the last...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what comparative assessment has been made of the energy efficiency of traditionally-built new homes with maximum wall and...

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many civil servants in his Department are part of the Government Commercial Function; and how many of those civil servants...

      Supported Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect on local authorities of the proposed reform of funding for supported...

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Cycling

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

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of charging full rates on vacant business premises in economically deprived areas.

      Housing: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that victims of domestic violence who have no recourse to public funds are...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to allow local authorities to keep more than 30 per cent of the money generated from the sale of...

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if his Department will take steps to assist residential leaseholders whose ground rents have risen substantially.

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 7 September 2017 to Question 7880, what steps his Department takes to assess what proportion of...

      Mayors: Sheffield City Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether an election will take place in 2018 to elect a Mayor for the Sheffield City Region.

      Bed and Breakfast Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to ensure that the Local Government Ombudsman publishes details of compensation award guidance in cases...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he or officials of his Department first consulted (a) local authorities and (b) software suppliers on the implementation...

      Hospitals: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to ensure that NHS trusts pay an equivalent level of business rates to private hospitals.

      Non-domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to mitigate any detriment for businesses arising from the judgment in the Mazars v Woolway case.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the criteria to be used for the allocation of the £61 million New Burdens fund available to local...

      Compulsory Purchase: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to implement clauses 195 and 196 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 and clauses 38 and 39 of the Neighbourhood...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many (a) men and (b) women have left his Department under exit schemes since 31 March 2016.

    • Scotland Office: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many civil servants in his Department are part of the Government Commercial Function; and how many of those civil servants have been seconded (a)...

      Scotland Office: Pay

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

      Scotland Office: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers of his Department have had with the Chief Scientific Adviser in his Department in the last three months.

      Scotland Office: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 8745, on Scotland Office: buildings, if his Department will publish the Memorandum of Terms of...

      Visas: Malawi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 7353 on visas: Malawi, if he will make representations to the Home Secretary to request that...

      Women against State Pension Inequality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 8090, on what date he will next meet with representatives of the Women Against State Pension...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when trade negotiations with other countries will commence after the UK leaves the EU.

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many trade agreements with other countries will need to be renegotiated after the UK leaves the EU.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate he has made of the length of time it will take to conclude trade negotiations with other countries after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Government Equalities Office: Redundancy

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many (a) men and (b) women have left the Government Equalities Office under exit schemes since 31 March 2016.

    • Migrant Workers: EU Nationals

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment her Department has made of the levels of discrimination against EU citizens in the UK in relation to (a) employment and (b)...

  • Department for Transport

    • Motor Vehicles: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of total vehicle sales were ultra-low emission vehicles in the last 12 months for which there are figures.

    • Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has been made of the costs associated with the transfer of risk related to the proposed transfer of ownership of the Valley Lines to...

      Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has been made of the current condition of the Valleys network including latent defect; and whether this assessment has been shared...

      Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has been made of the effect of the proposed transfer of the Valley Lines to the Welsh Government on (a) funding, (b) debt and (c)...

      Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has been made of the future liabilities of the proposed transfer of the Valley Lines to the Welsh Government for (a) the UK...

      Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether Network Rail's debt will transfer as a result of any transfer of the Valley Lines to the Welsh Government; and how much any such debt amounts to.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) officials, (b) other staff and (c) contracted workers in his Department are working on buses policy.

      Aviation: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to avoid disruption to arrangements for air travel between the UK and European destinations when the UK leaves the EU.

      Trains: Diesel Fuel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the announcement of 26 July 2017 on the end of sales of all new conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040, what his...

      Pedicabs: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the need for legislation to control pedicab traffic in central London.

      Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the proposed transfer Valley Lines to the Welsh Government for the (a) Welsh Block Grant and...

      Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on insurance costs of the proposed transfer of Valley Lines to the Welsh Government.

      Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of licensing issues surrounding the proposed transfer of Network Rail's assets of Valley Lines to the Welsh...

      Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the transfer of the Valley Lines to the Welsh Government on the Network Rail workforce who...

      Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people are employed by Network Rail to work on the Valley Lines.

      Department for Transport: Cycling

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

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what meetings he had with the (a) chair and (b) chief executive of Network Rail in (i) 2017 and (ii) 2016.

      South Wales Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department will save by cancelling the Cardiff to Swansea electrification project.

      Community Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people used community transport in each region and constituent part of the UK in each year since 2010.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what consultation his Department undertook with Network Rail before the decision to cancel the electrification projects in the Midlands, Wales and the...

      Railways: North Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to electrify the north Wales railway line.

      Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of improvement to rail infrastructure in Wales were funded by (a) the Government and (b) Welsh government in each of the last 10 years.

      Network Rail: Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding Network Rail has allocated to ensure that its projects are biodiversity net positive.

      Government Communication Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2017 to Question 8716, on Government Communications Service: staff, what the payscales are of the two members...

      Highways England: Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding Highways England has allocated to ensure that projects are biodiversity net positive.

      Network Rail: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of Network Rail's expenditure in the current control period is spent on engaging third party contractors, excluding materials and...

      Valley Lines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether Network Rail will remain responsible for and have control of the day-to-day maintenance and operation of the Valley Lines after their transfer...

      Valley Lines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the successful private sector bidder for the (a) Wales and Borders and (b) Metro franchise will be responsible for and have control of the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Behavioural Insights Team

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

    • Kenya: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the work of Kenya's Electoral Commission since the presidential election held in that country on...

      Kenya: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support his Department plans to give to ensure that the Kenyan elections due to be held on 17 October 2017 are conducted...

      Kenya: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he taking to ensure that the forthcoming presidential election in Kenya is conducted in a free and fair manner.

      China: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Chinese counterpart on the harassment and surveillance faced by the growing Chinese...

      Nepal: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the state of freedom of religion or belief in Nepal.

      Nepal: Freedom of Expression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Nepal on the state of freedom of expression in that country following the...

      Nepal: United Nations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps to encourage the Government of Nepal to extend standing invitations to UN Special Procedures, including...

      Nepal: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Criminal Code Bill 2014, passed on 8 August 2017 by the Nepali Government, on...

      Nepal: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of Article 26(3) of the Nepalese Constitution on freedom of religion or belief in Nepal.

      Somaliland: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK will send election observers to Somaliland to observe the general election on 13 November 2017.

      Genocide: Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has formally recognised that Daesh has committed genocide.

      Kem Sokha

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Cambodian Government on the imprisonment of Kem Sokkha in Cambodia; and if he will make a...

      Cambodia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what programmes his Department supports to promote human rights and the rule of law in Cambodia.

      Free Trade: Gibraltar

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

  • Department for International Development

    • Caribbean: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what provision has been made for infant feeding within the Government's emergency response to Hurricane Irma.

    • Department for International Development: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the dates were of the most recent meetings between Ministers of her Department and their counterparts in the devolved...

      Department for International Development: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many civil servants in her Department are part of the Government Commercial Function; and how many of those civil servants have...

      Developing Countries: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how the UK plans to (a) contribute and (b) vote at the World Bank Group (WBG) to ensure that two thirds of WBG support for energy in...

      Department for International Development: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many (a) men and (b) women have left her Department under exit schemes since 31 March 2016.

      Department for International Development: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many meetings (a) she and (b) Ministers of her Department have had with the Chief Scientific Adviser in her Department in the last...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment has been made of the trend in the humanitarian situation in Rakhine State; and what steps she is taking to...

      South East Asia: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent humanitarian assistance her Department has provided to victims of floods and monsoons in south east Asia.

      Caribbean: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to provide medium and long-term aid for reconstruction of areas of the Caribbean damaged by Hurricane Irma.

      United Nations: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many UN Junior Professional Officer posts have been funded by the Government in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) 2017 to date; in what...

      Developing Countries: Family Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to change her Department's financial contributions for sexual and reproductive health rights.

      Disaster Relief

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make representations to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development on the relaxation of international aid...

      Poaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department provides to nations to help them tackle poaching which results from the illegal ivory trade.

      Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if her Department will convene a global malaria summit, linked to the UK's chairmanship of the Commonwealth Heads of Government...

      Sub-Saharan Africa: Poaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the legality under international laws of using the international aid budget to fund...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to change OECD-DAC rules.

  • Department for Education

    • Free School Meals: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children in Preston constituency were entitled to free school meals prior to the introduction of universal free school meals.

    • Primary Education: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her most recent estimate is of the number of primary school places required in Wolverhampton.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many of the 200,000 new public sector apprenticeships announced by her Department on 20 January 2017 have been filled; and how many of those are...

      Apprentices: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprentices were from below average income households in (a) England, (b) West Midlands and (c) Wolverhampton in each of the last three years.

      Apprentices: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprentices are funded in the Wolverhampton local authority area through the apprenticeship levy; and how many apprenticeships in the...

      Primary Education: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans the Government has to expand the number of primary school places in Wolverhampton.

      Universities: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of changes in the number of students taking up places at lower tariff universities and colleges in the last 12 months.

      Student Loans Company: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many full-time equivalent staff there were at the Student Loans Company in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14, (e) 2014-15, (f)...

      Global University Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what quality assurance measures her Department has undertaken to ensure that Global University Systems is fit to retain the university titles and...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many new providers she expects to enter the higher education market as a result of the Higher Education and Research Act 2017.

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent proposals she has received for the establishment of new medical schools; and how many new training places each of these proposals would...

      English Language and Literature: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 9252, what assessment she has made of trends in performance at Progress 8 in the event that...

      Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of teaching in secondary schools on how to stay safe online.

      Pupils: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of trends in the level of bullying in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools since 2010.

      Teachers: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate she has made of the number of secondary teaching posts that are (a) vacant and (b) being filled by a person who is not a...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which statutory functions allow her to guarantee that no school will see a cut in funding as a consequence of the national funding formula for local...

      Department for Education: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) men and (b) women have left her Department under exit schemes since 31 March 2016.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that schools have additional financial resources to aid them in better supporting summer born children.

      Department for Education: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many civil servants in her Department are part of the Government Commercial Function; and how many of those civil servants have been seconded(a)...

      Department for Education: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the dates were of the most recent meetings between Ministers from her Department and their counterparts in the devolved administrations; and what...

      Department for Education: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many meetings (a) she and (b) Ministers of her Department have had with the Chief Scientific Adviser in her Department in the last three months.

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children's centre linked sites there have been in each year since 2010.

      Schools: Jarrow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the new school funding formula on the level of funding for each school in Jarrow constituency.

      Poaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that schools pass onto students information on the environmental effect of poaching and of the illegal...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which schools will receive funding from the minimum per pupil funding level funding factor under the national funding formula; and how much funding...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many childcare providers which are run by local authorities (a) are and (b) are not participating in the scheme for 30 free hours of childcare.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many childcare providers have made representations to her Department with concerns about the 30 free hours of childcare policy.

      Children: Swimming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2017 to Question 9813, on children: swimming, if she will consider the merits of collecting data on how many...

      Grammar Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the National funding formula tables for schools and high needs, published on 14 September 2017, how much of the additional £1.3...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to her oral statement of 14 September 2017 on school: national funding formula, what the evidential basis is for defining schools as underfunded.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, further to her oral statement of 14 September 2017 on schools: national funding formula, how much of the £1.3 billion being spent on the core...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to her Oral Statement of 14 September 2017 on schools: national funding formula, which (a) local authorities and (b) schools have been...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2017 to Question 5930, on schools: finance, which programmes she plans to reduce funding from in order to...

      Private Education: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her policy is on the charitable status of private schools.

      Universities: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people with a criminal record applied for a university place in the UK in each of the last three years for which data is available.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Martin Luther

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what events and activities the Diocese of Blackburn is undertaking to mark the Quincentenary of the nailing of...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many of his Department's staff had a pay increase (a) above, (b) at and (c) less than one per cent in each of the last...

    • European Maritime and Fisheries Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department expects the UK to receive from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund in each year until 2022.

      Drinks: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage retailers and food outlets to eliminate the use of plastic straws.

      Pollinators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to page 32 of the National Pollinator Strategy, published by his Department in November 2014, what interim...

      European Maritime and Fisheries Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will guarantee to match funding from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund from the point at which the...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the dates were of the most recent meetings between Ministers from his Department and their counterparts in the devolved...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) men and (b) women have left his Department under exit schemes since 31 March 2016.

      Hen Harriers: Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish all the satellite tracking data of electronically tagged hen harriers collected by Natural England and...

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the (a) Environment Agency and (b) Local Government Association on enforcement of...

      Food: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of introducing mandatory separate food waste collections in England on carbon...

      Balloons and Sky Lanterns: Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to bring forward legislative proposals to classify the intentional outdoor release of (a)...

      Pesticides: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department plans to take to assess the long-term effect of pesticides residue in food on children's health.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to his Department's publication Enforcement and dispute resolution - a future partnership paper, Executive Summary,...

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many civil servants of his Department are part of the Government Commercial Function; and how many of those civil servants have...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many (a) men and (b) women have left his Department under exit schemes since its creation.

      Charter of Fundamental Rights (EU)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, for what reason his policy of incorporating EU law into UK law excludes the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2017 to Question 8561, what the criteria is for deciding what information, if published, would...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 8036, on Department for Work and Pensions: cybercrime, how many and what...

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Redundancy

      To ask the Attorney General, how many (a) men and (b) women have left the Law Officers' Departments under exit schemes since 31 March 2016.

    • Attorney General: Pay

      To ask the Attorney General, how many of the Law Officers Departments' staff had a pay increase (a) above one per cent, (b) at one per cent and (c) less than one per cent in each of the last...

      Attorney General: Procurement

      To ask the Attorney General, how many civil servants in the Law Officers' Departments are part of the Government Commercial Function; and how many of those civil servants have been seconded (a)...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 8748, on Wales Office: buildings, if he will list the people and organisations from whom that...

    • Wales Office: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many (a) men and (b) women have left his Department under exit schemes since 31 March 2016.

      Wales Office: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many civil servants in his Department are part of the Government Commercial Function; and how many of those civil servants have been seconded (a)...

      Wales Office: Pay

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

      Wales Office: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers of his Department have had with the Chief Scientific Adviser in his Department in the last three months.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the amount spent on legal fees relating to challenges to tribunal fees since 2013.

    • Courts: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that victims of domestic violence or abuse and their alleged perpetrators shall both have legal representation to...

      Rape: Remand in Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) average, (b) shortest and (c) longest length of time was between a defendant being remanded in custody and the court deciding whether to...

      Paedophilia: Travel Restrictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will introduce legislative proposals to cancel or bar overseas travel by convicted paedophiles from the UK.

      Travellers: Trespass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps are being taken to ensure Travellers who trespass on property pay for any criminal damages and limit the expense incurred to innocent parties.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many local authorities currently have (a) no and (b) one legal aid advice provider.

      Prison and Probation Service: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much has been spent by HM Prison and Probation Service on recruitment in each month since September 2016.

      Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will introduce a system for financial checks to be carried out on means forms filled out by offenders in criminal courts which are used to...

      Prisons: Crimes Against the Person

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much has been paid to (a) staff and (b) prisoners in compensation following an assault in each financial year from 2009-10.

      Ministry of Justice: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many of his 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 for which...

      Debt Collection: Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether more than one debt enforcement company can provide the warrants of arrest function in an individual case.

      Dangerous Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to publish the results of the consultation into offences of causing death or serious injury by dangerous driving; and if he will make a...

      Debt Collection: Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment the Government has made of the ability of debt enforcement companies to fulfil the new warrants of arrest function that is being outsourced.

      Ministry of Justice: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many civil servants in his Department are part of the Government Commercial Function; and how many of those civil servants have been seconded (a)...

      Personal Independence Payment: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average waiting time is for an appeal against a mandatory reconsideration of a decision on personal independence payments in (a) Inverclyde and...

      County Courts: Judgements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to help individuals or companies correct County Court records which wrongly indicate that they have a judgment...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the main reasons have been for changes in waiting times for personal independent payment tribunals.

      Prisons: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the value of British steel to be used in the prisons building programme.

      Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to reimburse people who have paid employment tribunal fees.

      Prison and Probation Service: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much has been spent by HM Prison and Probation Service on recruitment in each month since September 2016.

      Community Rehabilitation Companies: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff are employed under each community rehabilitation company contract; and how many staff were employed under each contract when it began...

      Community Rehabilitation Companies: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Service Credits each community rehabilitation company has had to pay in compensation for the minimum level of loss or damage as a result of a...

      Berwyn Prison: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much and what proportion of steel used in the construction of HM Prison Berwyn was sourced from British (a) manufacturers and (b) suppliers.

      Prison Officers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers his Department plans to recruit in each of the next three years.

      Coroners: Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much the UK Coroners Service spent on translation services in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

      Family Courts: Perjury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) men and (b) women were prosecuted for perjury in the family court in 2016.

      Young Offenders: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people under the age of 18 were convicted of a criminal offence in (a) 2014, (b) 2015 and (c) 2016 in the UK.

      Young Offenders: Criminal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he will implement the recommendations of the Carlile and Lammy reviews to seal youth criminal records.

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