Written answers

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Lifeboats: Wallasey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many days of operational capacity have been lost at New Brighton Lifeboat Station in Wallasey as a result of the RNLI's decision of July 2016 to...

    • Department for Transport: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many buildings owned by his Department and its agencies are currently empty in (a) Norfolk and (b) North Norfolk; if he will provide a list of...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Council Tax Reduction Schemes: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of severely mentally impaired people who (a) were eligible for and (b) received council...

    • Letting Agents: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many letting agents have been fined for breaching the Consumer Rights Act 2015 since it came into force.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Consumers: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the forthcoming Green Paper on consumer law will include measures to tackle the challenges disabled people face...

    • Small Businesses: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what action the Government is taking to ensure timely payments to small and medium-sized enterprises; and whether he...

      Small Businesses: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of late payments on small and medium-sized enterprises.

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his officials have had with EDF Energy and CGN Energy (a) before 29 July 2016 and (b) after 15...

      Tour Operators: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that all operators and travel agents offering tours to Mecca and the Hajj pilgrimage...

      Parental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how may people received (a) statutory paternity and (b) shared parental pay in the financial year 2016-17.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to remove the process of constraint payments whereby wind turbine operators are...

      Wind Power: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Energy and...

      Modern Working Practices Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will place in the Library copies of written evidence submitted to the Taylor review of modern working practices...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Modern Working Practices Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many meetings were held by officials of his Department on the Taylor review of modern working practices between 30...

      Modern Working Practices Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the cost to the public purse was of the Taylor review of modern working practices.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Redundancy

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

    • Somalia: Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce levels of maritime piracy off the Somali coast.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Procurement

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

      Nepal: Criminal Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received on the Criminal Code Bill passed by the Nepali Parliament on 8 August 2017; what...

      Nepal: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on limited access to burial lands of religious minority communities in Nepal.

      Caribbean: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which departments contributed to the £32 million allocated to relief and support following Hurricane Irma; and how much...

      British Overseas Territories: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of further financial support which will be required in the current financial year by British Overseas...

      Venezuela: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what EU sanctions the UK is applying to (a) Venezuela or (b) Venezuelan citizens.

      Africa: World War I

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 17 July 2017 to Question 4381, what events his Department is supporting in Africa to commemorate...

      Caribbean: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how the £32 million allocated to relief and support following Hurricane Irma will be spent.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Arms Length External Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 8242, on Foreign and Commonwealth Office: arms length external...

      Caribbean: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will undertake an assessment of the effectiveness of the Government's response to Hurricane Irma.

      British Overseas Territories: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to publish an assessment of the reconstruction needs of British Overseas Territories affected by Hurricane Irma.

      Gibraltar: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 9592, what steps his Department has made to investigate the (a)...

      Responsibility to Protect

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on the UN's Responsibility to Protect policy; and if he will make representations to his Russian counterpart...

      Côte d'Ivoire: Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to address the accelerating deforestation of the Ivory Coast due to the illegal growth of...

      Saudi Arabia: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in Saudi Arabia on support for UK nationals traveling to Saudi Arabia for the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 7506, on cybercrime, who the international partners referred to in that Answer are and what the...

    • Government Departments: Apprentices

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many young people in Merseyside have applied for apprenticeships under the civil service apprenticeship scheme; how many such applications were...

      Electronic Government: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2017 to Question 8513, on electronic government: proof of identity, what plans he has to roll out Verify to the...

      Government Communication Service

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 8718, on the Government Communication Service, what the five projects were that were completed...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many companies supplying goods and services to the Government have been identified as avoiding their tax liabilities in the UK.

      Government Departments: Empty Property

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many buildings owned by Government Departments are currently empty in (a) Norfolk and (b) North Norfolk; and if he will provide a list of those...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the cyber security of both public and private sector organisations.

      Public Sector: Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to protect public services against cyber attacks.

      General Election 2017: Election Offences

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many incidents of electoral fraud committed by students double voting were recorded during the 2017 General Election.

  • Wales Office

    • RAF St Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether he has had discussions with the Welsh Government on the possibility of utilising the site occupied by No. 4 School of Technical Training at St....

    • EU Grants and Loans: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, with reference to the Answer of 26 April 2017 to Question 71604, on EU grants and loans: Wales, whether the Shared Prosperity Fund will disburse to the...

      EU Grants and Loans: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the establishment of the Shared Prosperity Fund; and if he will make a statement.

      EU Grants and Loans: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 7156, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on specific recommendations as to which...

      Migrant Workers: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will take steps to place in the Library an estimate of the number of non-UK EU citizens employed by each sector in Wales.

      Brexit: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on its proposed changes to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.

      Wales Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of the Civil Service workforce in his Department dedicated to planning for (a) the UK leaving the...

  • Department for Education

    • Special Educational Needs: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, where Government responsibility lies for the funding of high needs support for students aged 16 to 25 who are studying outside the UK.

    • Pre-school Education: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if her Department will introduce a rurality premium to the per hour delivery cost formula of Early Years Funding for three to four-year old child places.

      T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans her Department has to provide additional funding for (a) combined authorities and (b) the Mayor of London to support the delivery of T-levels.

      Adult Education: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much and what proportion of the adult education budget is allocated to national providers that operate in London.

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children were registered for a place at a maintained nursery school in (a) 2017 and (b) each of the previous five years.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance and support local authorities will receive from the Government to help them develop their local formulas to ensure that every school...

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional support her Department plans to provide for local authorities that have not received full gain allocation for high needs in the...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the implications of the Institute for Fiscal Studies' estimate of the size of the funding shortfall in...

      Pre-school Education: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Answer of 14 November 2016 to Question 52463, how (a) much of the £40 million available to the Early Years Capital Fund was...

      Pre-school Education: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the report entitled Study of early education and development: the potential value for money of early education, published in July...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate she has made of the number of 30 hours of free childcare codes which have been validated by providers and local authorities.

      Teachers: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the free national teacher vacancy website announced in the March 2016 White Paper Educational Excellence Everywhere will be operational.

      Digital Technology: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of demand for digital skills in London.

      Digital Technology: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of adults in London who do not have core digital skills.

      Adult Education: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the criteria will be for eligibility for free training in basic digital skills for adults lacking relevant qualifications under the new digital...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Port Talbot

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on what date he first received communication from the Welsh Government identifying the Port Talbot site for potential development as a new prison.

  • Prime Minister

    • Raif Badawi

      To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions she had on the case of Raif Badawi during her meeting with the Saudi Arabian Minister for Foreign Affairs in September 2017; and if she will make a...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many officials in the operations directorate conduct searches for media reporting of violations of international humanitarian law by the Saudi-led...

    • Saudi Arabia: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK armed forces personnel are deployed in Saudi Arabia.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of civilian casualties killed in Saudi Arabian air strikes in Yemen.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much each branch of the armed forces spent on advertising and marketing for recruitment purposes in each year from 2010 to date.

      Ministry of Defence: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many buildings owned by his Department and its agencies are currently empty in (a) Norfolk and (b) North Norfolk; if he will provide a list of those...

      Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many countries his Department currently provides military aid to.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will meet representatives of the Scottish third sector to discuss the roll-out of universal credit in Scotland.

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the DWP response to FOI request 1740 on key performance indicators, if he will set out the wording of the key performance...

      Poverty: Hemsworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what data the UK Statistics Authority holds on the level of (a) poverty and (b) in-work poverty in Hemsworth constituency.

      Jobcentres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many job centres will close to the public before the lease on their premises expires in the next three years.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of universal credit claims was processed and paid within six weeks in the last six-month period for which figures are...

      Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what process is in place to identify people who are unable to make applications online for universal credit as a result of a disability.

      Universal Credit: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether new claimants receive an email acknowledgement of their submission of an online claim for universal credit.

      Jobcentres: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department made of alternatives to closing Tilehead Jobcentre; and if he will make a statement.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to publish the full report of his Department's yellow card early warning trial evaluation pilot conducted in Scotland in 2016...

      Jobcentres: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 7125, on jobcentres: staff, if he will publish a list of the (a) intervention types...

      Prison Officers: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what impact assessment his Department carried out before raising the pension age to 68 for prison officers.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the recent trends in the number of successful personal independence payment tribunal appeals;...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans the Government has to establish an approved list of regulated pension schemes with regulated underlying investments that are deemed...

      Personal Independence Payment: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 8352, on personal independence payment (PIP): hearing impairment, what estimate he has...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on charges by the Child Maintenance Service when claimants are required to transfer their cases from the Child Support Agency.

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to compel employers to inform departing employees of their pension options.

      Supported Housing: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people who moved into supported housing in 2016-17 are eligible for housing benefit.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on administration of discretionary housing benefit; and what steps his Department...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time was for a decision being reached on a claim for employment and support allowance in each of the last 12 months.

      Digital Equipment: Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions of 17 January 2017, Official Report,...

      Christmas Bonus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to uprate the annual Christmas bonus for recipients of benefits.

      Christmas Bonus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the annual cost for the Christmas bonus for recipients of benefits was in each of the last five years.

      International Workers' Memorial Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure the commemoration of Workers' Memorial Day in the UK.

      Jobcentres: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many screened interview rooms are being lost in jobcentres in Sheffield.

      Jobcentres: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the date for Eastern Avenue Jobcentre's closure will be confirmed.

      Jobcentres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of Jobcentre closures on the planned roll-out of universal credit.

      Jobcentres: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of potential risks to staff and other customers of the location of screened rooms in Cavendish Court...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have been put in the employment and support allowance support group after completing a work capability assessment by (a)...

      Veterans: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2017 to Question 9663, if he will set out the measures that his Department has implemented to improve...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Ivory: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department last carried out an assessment of the potential effect on the ivory trade globally of a ban on that...

    • Dogs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of moving enforcement responsibilities from carriers to Government...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to his Department's strategy, UK plan for tackling roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations, published in...

      Government Departments: Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which Government departments and agencies have achieved the Food for Life catering award.

      Forests: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his policy is on improving protection for ancient woodland; and if he will make a statement.

      Public Footpaths: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funds are provided for the maintenance of national trails for each year to 2021; and what sum has been allocated to...

      Circuses: Wild Animals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the Government's policy is on a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses.

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Behavioural Insights Team

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

    • Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to (a) include harm reduction within the remit of the Recovery Champion and (b) appoint a bespoke harm...

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2017 to Question 6357, which police forces have seen their budgets (a) decrease and (b) increase in...

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 8 September 2017 to Question 6345, how much each police force has received through the Police Transformation Fund.

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether allegations made under the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 are held by police on a person's record.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2017 to Question 6358, on police finance, whether the £5 rise has decreased the average...

      101 Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of trends in the level of public satisfaction with the 101 police non-emergency number.

      Home Office: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many buildings owned by her Department and its agencies are currently empty in (a) Norfolk and (b) North Norfolk; if she will provide a...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for how long a conviction or criminal offence is required to be shown a Disclosure and Barring Service check; and whether children and young...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the implications for her policies are of the Office for National Statistics' statistical bulletin entitled Deaths related to drug...

  • Department for International Development

    • Palestinians: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2017 to Question 8642, on Palestinians: schools, what criteria her Department applied in its...

    • Developing Countries: Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of climate change on the geographic range and incidence of malaria.

      Palestinians: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Memorandum of Understanding between her Department and the Palestinian Authority (PA), what discussions she has...

      Palestinians: Judges

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Memorandum of Understanding between her Department and the Palestinian Authority (PA), what discussions she has...

      Palestinians: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Memorandum of Understanding between the Palestinian Authority (PA) and her Department, what discussions she has...

      Robert Carr Civil Society Networks Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of the work of Robert Carr Civil Society Networks Fund.

  • HM Treasury

    • Treasury: Redundancy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) men and (b) women have left his Department under exit schemes since 31 March 2016.

    • Treasury: Procurement

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, 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)...

      Foreign Exchange

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what consideration the Government has given to bringing forward legislative proposals to protect customers who use payment initiation services under the...

      Universities: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether universities will have access to European Investment Bank loans to finance large-scale innovative projects after the UK has left the EU.

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of his Department's policy on employment allowance on (a) employment and (b) small and medium-sized enterprises;...

      Elizabeth Truss

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many meetings the Chief Secretary to the Treasury has had since her appointment; and whom she has met with.

      Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many HM Revenue and Customs staff currently work in UK customs.

      Child Tax Credit: Refugees

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many child tax credit applications by reunited refugee families have been approved through fast track procedures.

      Minimum Wage: Arrears

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of arrears identified by national minimum wage investigations in (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17 have been subsequently repaid to workers to...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Redundancy

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

    • Department for International Trade: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 15 September 2017 to Question 9154, whether he discussed the Bombardier-Boeing dispute with Commerce Secretary...

      Aluminium: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 28 June 2017 to Question 986, aluminium: USA, what progress he has made in determining the implications of the US...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to improve public and private sector organisations' protection against distributed denial...

    • Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, for what reasons the mitigation of distributed denial of service attacks is not included in the Government's cyber essentials...

      Cybercrime: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to protect critical national infrastructure from distributed denial of service attacks.

  • Department of Health

    • Health Services: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many alternative provider medical services contracts were issued in England and Wales in each of the last 10 years; how many of those contracts have...

    • Accident and Emergency Departments: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an estimate of the number of patients who presented at accident and emergency departments and returned within 24 hours of being...

      Health Services: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to expedite the publication in draft form the draft Directions relating to contracts for accountable care referred to in paragraph 3 of...

      Health Services: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether safeguards are in place to ensure that the new model Accountable Care Organisation contract, published by NHS England in August 2017, will not...

      Crimes of Violence: Acids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been treated for acid burns in the NHS in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Autism: Kingston Upon Hull West and Hessle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the average waiting time for autism diagnosis for children at schools in Hull West and Hessle constituency; and if he will...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether payments from the Skipton Fund for people infected with hepatitis B will vary between Scotland and England; and if he will make a statement.

      Baby Care Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS Hospital and Foundation Trusts are meeting Principle 3 marker 11 of the NHS and Department of Health, Toolkit for High-Quality Neonatal...

      Breastfeeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what data his Department holds on breastfeeding.

      Doctors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of NHS doctors have completed foundation training and progressed into speciality training in each year since 2010.

      Social Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to address the unmet social care needs of working-age disabled people.

      Department of Health: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many buildings owned by his Department and its agencies are currently empty in (a) Norfolk and (b) North Norfolk; if he will provide a list of those...

      Dental Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average payment per unit of dental activity for dental practices is in (a) Stockton on Tees, (b) the North East and (c) England.

      Dementia: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of withdrawal from the European Medicines Agency on access to new treatments for people with dementia.

      Dementia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure parity of funding between research into dementia care and bio-medical research on dementia.

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the level of geographical variation of IVF funding; and whether it is his Department's policy that clinical...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Migrant Workers: EU Nationals

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Answer of 9 September 2017 to Question 6824, when the Government Equalities Office next plans to update her on reports of...

  • Home Office

    • Addictions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the report of the Drugs, Alcohol and Justice Cross-Party Parliamentary Group’s Charter for Change, published in September.

    • Gwent Police: Demonstrations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why Gwent Police Officers are policing anti-fracking protests at Preston New Road in Lancashire; and who is paying the salaries of those officers while they are in...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Iraq: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost of the UK's participation in the US led coalition air strikes in support of the liberation of Mosul.

    • Gibraltar: Police

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the transfer of policing services from the Ministry of Defence to the government of Gibraltar, due in December, has been delayed; and if so, why.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Written Questions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the question for written answer on whether they have any plans to commemorate in October the many millions who have died since the October Revolution 1917...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • PwC: Ofwat

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to investigate any possible conflicts of interests created by PriceWaterhouseCooper acting as (1) an adviser to...

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