Written answers

Monday, 16 October 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Blue Badge Scheme: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, under what conditions parents of disabled children are given blue badges.

    • Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to review the decision to cancel the electrification of the TransPennine Express route between Leeds and Manchester.

      High Speed Two: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 19 September 2017 to Question 10187, on High Speed 2: redundancy, what the planned salaries are for (a) the HR Director, (b)...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to reduce passenger fares on trains between Hull and (a) Liverpool and (b) Leeds; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to improve rail services in the North East of England.

      Exeter-Plymouth Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to fund increases in line speed on the railway between Plymouth and Exeter.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Behavioural Insights Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 9220, what services his Department has received in connection with High Speed 2; and how much...

      Department for Transport: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 8043, how many and what proportion of firms have a Cyber Essentials qualification; and whether...

      A19: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve road safety on the A19.

      Transport: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the capital spend on transport per head of population in (a) the North Eastand (b) Hartlepool constituency in the last 12 months for which...

      Public Transport: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding the West Yorkshire Combined Authority has received from the public purse for public transport provision in each of the last five years.

      Department for Transport: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 20 September 2017 to Question 10152, on Department for Transport: redundancy pay, how much of the £6,307,274 awarded in...

      High Speed Two: Crofton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many meetings have taken place between HS2 Ltd and campaign groups from Crofton in Hemsworth constituency.

      High Speed Two

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many meetings High Speed 2 engagement officers have cancelled in (a) Hemsworth constituency and (b) the UK.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish guidance for local and regional transport authorities on the implementation of the Bus Services Act 2017.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many road traffic accidents in the UK involved in left-hand-drive vehicles in the last two years.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce the number of road traffic accidents involving left-hand-drive vehicles in the UK.

      Railways: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what projects jointly funded by the private sector Network Rail has completed in each of the last 12 months.

      Shipping: North Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking proactively to monitor Democratic People's Republic of Korea foreign-flagged ships in order to ensure enforcement...

      Department for Transport: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 9980, on iron and steel: procurement, what progress his Department has made on delivering...

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure equality in funding for rail services between the north and south.

      Public Transport: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of proposals for smart ticketing for public transport in the North on the number of station staff employed...

      Public Transport: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to guarantee interoperability between smart ticketing systems for public transport provided by different franchise operators.

      Driving under Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to reduce the drink-drive limit to 50mg.

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to immediately take steps to prepare for a publicly-owned organisation to take over the Govia Thameslink Railway...

      Dover Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the length of queues at the Port of Dover.

      Shipping: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of replicating the relevant functions of the European Maritime Safety Agency...

      Aviation: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of replicating the relevant functions of the European Aviation Safety Agency...

      Shipping: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the number of staff required to replicate the relevant functions of the European Maritime Safety Agency...

      Shipping: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to replicate the relevant functions of the European Maritime Safety Agency after the UK leaves the EU

      Rescue Services: Firth of Forth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the expected response time is of a coastguard search and rescue helicopter to an incident in the Firth of Forth.

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many fatalities occurred around the UK coastline in each of the last five years to which coastguard services were called.

      Rescue Services: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to review the location and number of HM Coastguard (a) employees and (b) search and rescue helicopters serving the Firth of Forth...

      Rescue Services: Firth of Forth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many incidents in the Firth of Forth required a response from coastguard services in the last three years; and what the time was from callout to...

      Crossrail 2 Line: Haringey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the transport benefits that Crossrail 2 would bring to Hornsey and Wood Green.

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has for the UK to continue to participate in the EU's blue badge scheme after the UK leaves the EU.

      Transport: Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on the allocation of spending by local authorities on transport for pensioners.

      Driving: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent representations he has received on raising the driving age to 18.

      Road Traffic Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to manage any increase in the volume of traffic around the UK's exit and entry points, including sea ports such as...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Non-domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect on small businesses of the increase in business rates which applied from 1 April 2017.

    • Building Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to strengthen provisions in building regulations to ensure that materials and methods used in modern methods...

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 21 September 2017 to Question 3402, on advertising, what the reasons were for the large increase in...

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to respond to Question 9514, tabled on 7 September 2017 by the hon. Member for Denton and Reddish.

      European Regional Development Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many bodies were in receipt of funding from the Regional Development Fund in (a) St Helens North constituency, (b) St...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 19 July 2017 to Question 724, on high rise flats, when he plans to publish the list of buildings tested.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if the Government will ensure that all newly built properties designated by local authorities as low-cost housing are sold on a...

      Supported Housing: Tenancy Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many tenancies there have been in supported housing in each of the last five years.

      Social Rented Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) local authority and (b) housing association homes in each of London's local authority areas have not met the...

      Council Tax: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the (a) effect on living standards and (b) equity of Open University students being ineligible...

      Landlords: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the Government plans to allow local authorities to implement mandatory licensing for landlords; and if he will make a...

      Non-domestic Rates: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what measures the Government plans to introduce to ensure that small charities are not treated less favourably than other small...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much of the Home Building Fund has been allocated; and what proportion of that amount has been allocated to small and...

      Race Relations: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what joint working the Government is undertaking with the Scottish Government to promote racial tolerance and interfaith dialogue.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to facilitate access to private rented housing for homeless people.

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, for what reasons the Government decided to locate the Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre on none of the sites recommended...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what cost estimates underlay the decision to allocate £50 million of public funds towards the Holocaust Memorial and...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on what date Victoria Tower Gardens was first considered by the Government as a possible site for the Holocaust Memorial; and...

      United Kingdom Holocaust Memorial Foundation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation was formed; what resources were used to create that foundation; and how much funding...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on what dates the Government decided that the (a) Holocaust Memorial and (b) Holocaust Learning Centre would be located in...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment the Government has made of the compatibility of locating the proposed Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment the Government has made of the compatibility of locating the Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in Victoria...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate the Government made (a) prior to and (b) after making the decision to locate the Holocaust Memorial and Holocaust...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to reduce loneliness in (a) England, (b) West Yorkshire, (c) Kirklees and (d) Colne Valley.

      Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans formally to respond to the Work and Pensions and Communities and Local Government Select Committees' joint report...

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to ensure the roll-out of improved energy efficiency in domestic properties.

      Opportunity and Integration Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish the Government response to the Casey Review.

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to tackle high ground rent rates associated with new build properties sold on a leasehold...

      Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what constitutes exceptional circumstances in his Department's planning guidance when applications to build on land designated...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2017 to Question 6180, what the level of allowance was for the plan to enrol and...

    • Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2017 to Question 6168, whether an assessment has been made of the potential...

      Civil Nuclear Constabulary: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to meet senior representatives from the Civil Nuclear Police Federation to discuss a realistic...

      Strathclyde University: Photonics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Government's policy paper, Collaboration on Science and Innovation: A Future Partnership Paper,...

      Strathclyde University: Photonics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Government's policy paper, Collaboration on Science and Innovation: Future Partnership Paper,...

      Research: EU Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Government's policy paper, Collaboration on Science and Innovation: Future Partnership Paper,...

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Government's policy paper, Collaboration on Science and Innovation: Future Partnership Paper,...

      Horizon 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Government's policy paper, Collaboration on Science and Innovation: Future Partnership Paper,...

      Space Technology: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Government's policy paper, Collaboration on Science and Innovation: Future Partnership Paper,...

      Space Technology: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Government's policy paper, Collaboration on Science and Innovation: Future Partnership Paper,...

      Space Technology: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Government's policy paper, Collaboration on Science and Innovation: A Future Partnership Paper,...

      Coal Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the amount of electricity was in (a) megawatts and (b) as a proportion of the overall total, produced by coal...

      Job Creation: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support job creation schemes in (a) the North West and (b) Blackburn with Darwen.

      Business: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support business growth schemes in (a) the North West and (b) Blackburn with Darwen.

      Energy: Prices

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

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Behavioural Insights Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 9648, what policy advice the Behavioural Insights Team provided...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 8750, on Department for Business, Energy and Industrial...

      Small Business Commissioner: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what role the Small Business Commissioner plays in the formation and delivery of UK industrial strategy.

      Companies: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to ensure that complete and accurate data is provided to Companies House when a UK entity, such...

      Public Relations: Misrepresentation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will bring forward proposals to prevent public relations companies based in the UK undertaking work that aims to...

      Aerospace Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to protect the UK aerospace sector.

      Self-employed: Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of extending statutory adoption leave to the...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many energy champions have been funded in each region of the UK.

      Citizens' Advice Bureaux: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on the number of Citizens Advice Bureau offices which have closed since 2012-13.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many households in (a) England, (b) Bolton Metropolitan Borough and (c) Bolton North East constituency spend more...

      Employment: Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his policy is on introducing a new statutory entitlement to carer's leave for working people.

      Electronic Equipment: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps have been taken since the Westminster Hall debate on faulty electrical imports in March 2016 to review...

      Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his policy is on (a) regulating the import of electrical goods such as mobile phone chargers and (b) consumer...

      Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the closure of post office counter services on vulnerable older customers;...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when officials of his Department last met representatives of the Post Office to discuss the provision of local post offices.

      Post Offices: East Renfrewshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his policy is on the retention of local post office services in East Renfrewshire.

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, at what time of the day the main use of electricity in domestic homes was by (a) day and (b) month in 2015-16.

      Domestic Appliances: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that suppliers of second-hand electrical goods do not sell unsafe...

      Electricity: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much electricity was consumed in each month in 2015-16.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many applicants for wind farm accreditation between July and October 2016 were on request accordingly afforded an...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many certificated G59 commissioning engineers who were not embedded within power supply companies and district...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many unsuccessful applications for full onshore wind farm accreditation there were between July and October 2016.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many applicants for full onshore wind farm accreditation there were between July and October 2016.

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the position paper, Continuity in the availability of goods for the EU and the EU, published on 21...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the position paper, Continuity in the availability of goods for the EU and the EU, published on 21...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the position paper, Continuity in the availability of goods for the EU and the UK, published on 21...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the position paper, Continuity in the availability of goods for the EU and the UK, published on 21...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the position paper, Continuity in the availability of goods for the EU and the UK, published on 21...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the position paper, Continuity in the availability of goods for the EU and the UK, published on 21...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the position paper, Continuity in the availability of goods for the EU and the UK, published on 21...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the position paper, Continuity in the availability of goods for the EU and the UK, published on 21...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the position paper, Continuity in the availability of goods for the EU and the UK, published on 21...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the position paper, Continuity in the availability of goods for the EU and the EU, published on 21...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the position paper, Continuity in the availability of goods for the EU and the EU, published on 21...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the position paper, Continuity in the availability of goods for the EU and the EU, published on 21...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the position paper, Continuity in the availability of goods for the EU and the EU, published on 21...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the position paper, Continuity in the availability of goods for the EU and the EU, published on 21...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the position paper, Continuity in the availability of goods for the EU and the EU, published on 21...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the position paper, Continuity in the availability of goods for the EU and the EU, published on 21...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the position paper, Continuity in the availability of goods for the EU and the EU, published on 21...

      Consumers: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to expand the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act 1987...

      Certification Quality Marks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to take steps to retain the appointment of UK notified bodies which provide third party certification...

      Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many schemes in Northern Ireland have been supported by the Enterprise Finance Scheme since it was established.

      Euratom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has undertaken an impact assessment of the cost to the public purse of the UK leaving Euratom.

      Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what definition his Department uses of (a) flexible worker and (b) flexible working.

      EU Framework Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the UK will contribute to the development of Framework Programme 9 before it leaves the EU.

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the number of energy customers who are currently on standard variable tariffs;...

      Fracking: Ryedale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has received an application for hydraulic fracturing consent for the KM8 wellsite in Ryedale, North Yorkshire.

      Property: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Government plans to bring forward proposals to establish a register showing who owns and controls overseas...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to consult (a) Parliament and (b) the public prior to taking decisions on granting hydraulic...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Ilois: Resettlement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the evidential basis was for the calculation of the sum of the £92.4 million security costs for resettlement of...

    • Israel: Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on the criteria used by the Government of Israel to enforce Amendment 27 to the Entry...

      Israel: Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has made representations to the Government of Israel on passage or enforcement of Amendment 27 to the...

      Israel: Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on lists which are used by the Government of Israel for the enforcement of Amendment 27...

      Nepal: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Government of Nepal to amend Article 26(3) of the Nepalese constitution to uphold...

      North Korea: Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe since the launch of a second ballistic missile by North Korea over...

      Nepal: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for religious organisations and places of worship of having to register as...

      Belarus: Timber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Government of Belarus on the effect on the environment of logging in the Bialowieza forest.

      Diplomatic Service: Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what training or information has been provided to UK diplomatic posts on the revised guidelines for overseas posts on support...

      Diplomatic Service: Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many representations UK diplomatic posts have made to overseas governments on behalf of tobacco companies since the revised...

      Commonwealth: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether mental health will be included on the agenda for the Commonwealth Summit 2018.

      Azerbaijan: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of reports of arrests of people who are (a) perceived or (b) identify as LGBT in Azerbaijan.

      Yemen: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the UK policy on Yemen is in the (a) short, (b) medium and (c) long-term.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 4 September 2017 to Question 8037, on Foreign and Commonwealth Office: cybercrime, whether his...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to review his Department's policy towards Saudi Arabia as a result of alleged war crimes in Yemen.

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Saudi counterpart on the challenges faced by humanitarian agencies delivering aid...

      John Cantlie

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to assess the condition of John Henry Cantlie and to secure his release.

      British Indian Ocean Territory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the benefit of using multilateral forums to resolve disagreements with the...

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when last he had discussions with (a) his Libyan counterpart, (b) the British Ambassador to Libya and (c) the Mayor of Sirte.

      Capital Punishment: Homosexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has discussed the UN Human Rights Council Resolution condemning the use of the death penalty as a means of...

      Andargachew Tsege

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether a family visit for Andy Tsege has been (a) secured and (b) scheduled.

      Burma: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Myanmar Government on allowing access for human rights observers to...

      Burma: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with his foreign counterparts on the imposition of sanctions against the Myanmar...

      Bangladesh: British American Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has given assistance to British American Tobacco in its challenge to the claim for unpaid VAT brought...

      International Assistance: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how the Government's Overseas Justice and Security Assistance guidelines are being applied consistently across government.

      Overseas Aid: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure its provision of overseas assistance is in accordance with the Government's human...

      Libya: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to discuss with the Libyan Government compensation for people affected by Libyan-sponsored terrorism in the UK.

      North Korea: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19 September 2017 to Question 9881, on North Korea: sanctions, if he will list the (a) specific...

      Guam and Hawaii: NATO

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the UK's obligations under Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty are in relation to (a) Guam and (b) Hawaii; and if he...

      North Korea: South Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK is under any obligation to provide military support to the Republic of Korea in the event of a resumption of...

      North Korea: Biological Weapons and Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) size and (b) content of North Korea's stockpiles of (i) chemical and (ii)...

      South Korea: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his counterparts in (a) the US and (b) South Korea on the potential basing of US...

      North Korea: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential implications of a decision by the US Administration to cease implementing the...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on a ceasefire in Yemen being sought by means of a UN Security Council resolution; and if he will make a...

      Mexico: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the political and security situation in Mexico.

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Myanmar counterpart on the treatment of the Rohingya people.

      Colombia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the political and security situation in Colombia.

      Commonwealth: Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with international counterparts on the inclusion of malaria in the agenda for the Commonwealth...

      Libya: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to Libyan authorities on the reparations for victims of Libyan-sponsored terrorism in the UK.

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts to support policies to pressure the military of Myanmar to halt human...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants: Secondment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the Civil Service secondment and interchange strategy was last updated.

    • Senior Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress has been made on centralising the senior recruitment function in the Civil Service as set out in the Civil Service Workforce Plan 2016.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the Government's definition is of the acceptable risk parameters for the cyber security of all Government services referred to in paragraph 5.2.7...

      Government Departments: Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the level of risk to Government cyber-security of human error by civil servants.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the cyber security standards set out in paragraph 5.3.11 of the National Cyber Security Strategy were implemented.

      Government Departments: Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 7589, whether the Minister has made an assessment of differences in risk levels to cyber...

      Government Property Unit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 8211, on the Government Property Unit, how many formal meetings the unit had with each...

      Government Departments: Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 7589, on cybercrime, how much is spent on this type of training for (a) staff and (b) contractors.

      Government Departments: Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2017 to Question 7365, on Government departments: cybercrime, if he will list the 44 government organisations...

      Civil Servants: Career Development

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many fast stream civil servants work abroad after completing their five-month European placements.

      Senior Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2017 to Question 7039, on senior civil servants: recruitment, if he will provide those figures by (a)...

      Government Departments: Email

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2017 to Question 8517, on government departments: email, when the mail check service was introduced; and what...

      Electronic Government: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2017 to Question 8509, on electronic government: proof of identity, what the average success rate for users has...

      Electronic Government: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2017 to Question 9192, on electronic government: proof of identity, how many users of the Government Verify...

      Public Sector: Cybercrime

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

      Civil Servants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the size of the Civil Service workforce.

      Government Departments: Broadband

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average broadband download speed is across the Government estate (a) in and (b) outside London.

  • Wales Office

    • Welsh Government: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much the Government has spent from the public purse on undertaking legal cases against the Government of Wales since 2011.

    • Wales Office: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 9980, on iron and steel: procurement, what progress his Department has made on delivering greater...

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on lifting the public sector pay cap.

  • Department for Education

    • Employment: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which Government Department is responsible for collecting reports of (a) anti-Semitic, (b) Islamophobic, (c) racist and (d) homophobic bullying in the...

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of ensuring that funding levels for apprenticeships could not be negatively affected by...

      Schools: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps shehas taken against schools that do not comply with the guidance issued by her Department on the importance of cost considerations when...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the total amount, including interest, is of student loans owed by (a) all students and (b) students who commenced their studies after 2011.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much of the outstanding total on the student loan book for students is interest.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the per pupil minimum funding level is a temporary feature of the funding formula until the age-weighted pupil funding has been raised...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to her Department's national funding formula tables for schools and high needs, what deflator was used to calculate that per pupil...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to her Department's national funding formula tables for schools and high needs, whether the per pupil funding levels set out will be...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the number of schools that will receive the (a) minimum and (b) maximum increase in school funding.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools' national funding formula allocations are more than (a) 10 per cent below, (b) 20 per cent below, (c) 10 per cent above and (d) 20...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of how long it will take for all schools at the current rate of increase to be funded at their national funding...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools are in receipt of top-up funding in order to reach their minimum funding level.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the recent TES and NUT survey findings on the proportion of teachers reporting...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to reply to the letter of 23 June 2017 from the hon. Member for Weston-super-Mare on funding for apprenticeships.

      Schools: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding has been allocated to each North West local education authority in round one of the strategic school improvement fund.

      Construction: National Vocational Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many young people in England completed a Level 1 award in construction followed by an on-site NVQ in the most recent 12 months for which data is...

      Faith Schools: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether English schools designated with a religious character are able to give preference in connection with the appointment of a teacher to a person...

      Open University: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent representations officials of her Department have made to the Open University on its policy of not accepting students from Cuba, Syria and Iran.

      Association of Independent LSCB Chairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Answer of 8 March 2016 to Question 29036, how much funding her Department has provided to the Association of Independent Local...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her policy is on adjusting the total budget allocation for the early years national funding formula to take account of inflation in 2017.

      Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of ending free school transport at 16-years old on the number of students continuing to study to...

      Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students aged between 11 and 18 are studying in fee-paying schools in England.

      Department for Education: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 9980, on iron and steel: procurement, what progress her Department has made on delivering...

      Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of adults who are (a) Black, Asian and minority ethnic, (b) with a special educational need or disability or (c) from disadvantaged...

      Adult Education: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how the adult education budget is calculated in London.

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the attainment gap between disadvantaged and other students in (a) A-levels, (b) vocational qualifications...

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of 16 to 19-year olds participate in (a) A-levels and (b) a technical or vocational pathway in each region of England.

      University Technical Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the gender split is in University Technical Colleges in (a) Sheffield and (b) England and Wales among students.

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when her Department plans to make further announcements on funding awards for character education under the character grants programme.

      Arts: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she has taken to ensure that the subject focus in the EBacc does not discourage schools from promoting the uptake of creative subjects.

      Family Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many family residential centres there are for each court area.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that changes in the level of funding for schools do not result in the reduction of pastoral or other...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will review the decision not to release any new funding for schools.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what representations her Department has received from the Association of School and College Leaders on the new national funding formula.

      Students: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many full-time disabled students were registered on higher education courses in (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her policy is on raising the threshold for repayment of student loans for graduates who started their course before 2012.

      Sixth Form Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2017 to Question 3811, how much of her Department's budget allocated to 16 to 19-year old education was reallocated...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department hold on how much and what proportion of outstanding student loan debt owed by students attributable to tuition fee...

      Children: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children under 18-years old were classified as a child in need in (a) 2016-17, (b) 2015-16 and (c) 2014-15 because a parent had no recourse...

      Pre-school Education: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the voluntary guidelines for food in early-years settings highlighted in the Childhood Obesity Plan will be published.

      Schools: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the refreshed school food standards highlighted in the Childhood Obesity Plan will be published; and whether those standards will reflect new...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the take-up rate is of the 15 hours childcare offer for disadvantaged two-year olds in (a) the Liverpool city region and (b) England.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the trend in the child-to-staff ratio in childcare and early-years settings in England.

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average cost is of preparing and serving a meal in state-funded schools.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to improve staff qualifications in childcare and early-education settings in England.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what systems her Department has in place to prevent student loans from being claimed fraudulently.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate her Department has made of the proportion of student loans which are claimed fraudulently.

      Department for Education: Brexit

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

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding has been made available for graduate training in the childcare and early-education workforce in England in each of the last five...

      Erasmus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether reciprocal funding for Erasmus students will continue after the UK leaves the EU.

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 13 of the IPPR report, Making The Difference: Breaking the link between school exclusion and social exclusion, what assessment...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when her Department plans to announce levels of government support for state-maintained nurseries for the years after 2019.

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many learners were enrolled on ESOL courses between the ages of (a) 19 to 25, (b) 26 to 30, (c) 31 to 45, (d) 45 to 54 and (e) over 55 in the...

      Universities: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she will set out further details about the review of university funding announced by the Prime Minister at the Conservative Party Conference.

      Institute for Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the apprentice panel has met the board of the Institute for Apprenticeships.

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of current levels of per pupil funding for students aged 16 to 19.

      Adult Education: European Social Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, (a) how much and (b) what proportion of the adult education budget is funded by the European Social Fund in each English region.

      Teachers: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department has provided any funding for the website teachlist.net.

      Schools: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the number of pupils experiencing concussion injuries by age as a result of playing football at (a) primary...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of 30 hours free childcare on the provision of (a) universal offer places and (b) funded...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to review the adequacy of the early years funding formula in the next 12 months.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate her Department has made of the number of parents with a code for 30 hours free childcare that has not yet been validated.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Young Offenders: Criminal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people in (a) Wales and (b) the UK have a criminal record for offences committed when they were aged under 18.

    • Criminal Injuries Compensation: Offences Against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many child victims of sexual abuse have been denied compensation by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) since 1996 on the grounds...

      Community Rehabilitation Companies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department's budget is sufficient to provide additional funding to community rehabilitation companies.

      Ministry of Justice: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 8042, on Ministry of Justice: cybercrime, whether his Department requires contractors to have...

      Community Rehabilitation Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what meetings (a) he and (b) his predecessor has had with community rehabilitation companies in (i) 2016 and (ii) 2017 to date.

      Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he has taken to extend provision of problem-solving courts.

      Prisons: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that it achieves value for money when it sells former prison sites.

      Criminal Proceedings: Minority Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government is taking to implement the recommendations of the Lammy Review, an independent review into the treatment of, and outcomes for,...

      Prisoners: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners gained level 1 qualifications in construction-related skills in each of the last five years for which data is available.

      Court Orders: Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many non molestation orders and prohibited steps orders were issued by the Sussex family courts of (a) Brighton, (b) Chichester, (c) Eastbourne, (d)...

      Courts: Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what provision there is for sign language interpreters to be available for people registered as deaf who are involved in court trials.

      Juries: Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward proposals to amend the Juries Act 1974 to allow for a sign language...

      Ministry of Justice: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 9980, on iron and steel: procurement, what progress his Department has made on delivering...

      Rape: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that section 41 of the Youth Justice Crime and Evidence Act 1999 which protects victims of alleged rape or sexual...

      Care Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children per court area have been removed from their parents via a care order having (a) had and (b) not had a residential assessment.

      Prisoners: Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent estimate he has made of how many serving prisoners are transgender.

      Prisoners: Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many female to male transgender offenders in the prison system are serving their sentences in male prisons.

      Family Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to carry out a review of the family courts system; and if he will make a statement.

      Family Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the transparency of the family courts system; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders have taken part in programmes on drug recovery wings in prisons in each year since they were introduced.

      Prisoners: Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications made by transgender prisoners for transfer to a prison of their chosen gender have been approved since the provisions of the...

      Community Rehabilitation Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the Government's review of community rehabilitation companies in England and Wales has been completed; and what the main conclusions are of that...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect on performance of the probation reforms introduced in 2013.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to expand the role of mutuals in the management of probation services in England and Wales.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether changes have been made to the list of offences capable of triggering a Serious Further Offence review in respect of an offender under probation...

      Prisons: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average cost is of preparing and serving a meal in prisons.

      Prisons: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of mental health provisions in prisons.

      Human Trafficking: Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many victims of human trafficking did not receive compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority on the basis that the injured...

      Dangerous Driving: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of drivers under the age of 18 that cause death or serious injury through dangerous driving being convicted as...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will publish the Memorandum of Terms of Occupation for each building that his Department occupies.

    • Scotland Office: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2017 to Question 1974, on social media, how much of that spend was (a) through Carat Ltd and (b) on the departmental...

      Scotland Office: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 8783, on Scotland Office: buildings, (a) for what buildings and (b) to who those fees have been...

      Scotland Office: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 21 July 2017 to Question 5447, on Scotland Office: social media, if he will make the advertisements available in an...

      Scotland Office: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 9980, on iron and steel: procurement, what progress his Department has made on delivering...

      UK Membership of EU: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, with reference to the position paper, Confidentiality and Access to Documents, published on 21 August 2017, what discussions the Government has had...

      Scotland Office: South America

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the costs were to the public purse of his recent visits to (a) Paraguay and (b) Argentina, by heading.

      Scotland Office: South East Asia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the costs to the public purse of his visits to Singapore and Myanmar were, by heading.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Frigates and Patrol Craft: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost per ship is of a (a) Type 26 frigate, (b) Type 31e frigate and (c) batch 2 River Class offshore patrol vessel.

    • Gulf War Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on Gulf War Syndrome.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 8059, on Yemen: military intervention, how many allegations of humanitarian law violations where...

      Aircraft Carriers: Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what infrastructure and dredging will be required at the facilities at South Mole in Gibraltar to enable the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers to...

      Type 31 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to publish the weapons specification for the Type 31e frigate.

      Civil Servants: Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2017 to Question 8834, on civil servants: reserve forces, how many reservists have volunteered from each of those...

      Civil Servants: Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2017 to Question 8834, on civil servants: reserve forces, how many reservists have volunteered in each year since...

      Cyprus: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of claims that song-birds are being illegally trapped on land forming part of the UK Sovereign Base Territory in...

      Defence: West Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many jobs have been created as a result of Government investment in military research and development in west Wales in the last five years.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many recorded accidents involving RAF pilotless drones have occured at Aberporth Airport.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, at which locations the Armed Forces' pilot-less drones are flown for training purposes.

      Armed Forces: Gliding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many places on Volunteer Gliding Squadron courses will be available in 2018; and if he will make a statement.

      Cyprus: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to remove invasive Australian acacia trees from the Sovereign Base Areas of (a) Akrotiri and (b) Dhekelia in (i) the...

      Government Departments: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 9980, on iron and steel: procurement, what progress his Department has made on delivering...

      Ministry of Defence: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2017 to Question 8580, on Ministry of Defence: Brexit, which stages of the contingency plans have so far been...

      Burma: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what requirements his Department has set for the re-establishment of military assistance provided by the UK to Myanmar.

      USA: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's policy is on monitoring the contribution of UK personnel, intelligence and assets including British bases to US-led counter-terror...

      Counter-terrorism: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether an estimate has been made of how many people have been killed in UK counter-terror operations outside of armed conflict since January 2017.

      Yemen: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many casualties have occurred as a result of joint US-UK counter-terror activities in Yemen since January 2017.

      Yemen: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether UK personnel, intelligence, or assets including British bases were used in US raids which took place in the Yemeni villages of Yakla and Al...

      USA: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with his US counterpart on reports that the US is adopting new standards relating to the use of force outside of armed conflict.

      Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent representations he has made to coalition partners on trends in the number of civilian deaths caused by coalition airstrikes.

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent estimate he has made of the number of civilians killed by coalition airstrikes in Syria.

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent estimate he has made of the number of civilians killed by UK airstrikes in Syria.

      Joint Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the Joint Doctrine Publication, entitled UK Joint Targeting Policy, on the Departmental website.

      Joint Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether Departmental policy, as outlined in Joint Doctrine Publication 0-30.2 unmanned aircraft systems of August 2017 includes targeting conducted (a)...

      International Assistance: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for which countries his Department has made Overseas Security and Justice Assistance assessments in the last three years.

      Cyprus: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to prevent the illegal trapping of migratory songbirds in sovereign base areas of Cyprus.

      Ministry of Defence: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, 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...

      Warships: Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure that hygiene standards are maintained in navy ship galleys.

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether Joint Force 2025 will be affected by the review of the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015.

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department plans to publish the results of its review of the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review being undertaken by its Director for...

      Warships: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the current planned operational retirement date is for (a) HMS Albion, (b) HMS Bulwark and (c) HMS Ocean.

      NATO: Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many M3 amphibious bridging vehicles were deployed during NATO exercises in each of the last 10 years; what the name of the (a) exercise and (b)...

      Red Arrows

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's plans are for the renewal of the jet aircraft used by the Red Arrows.

      Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to increase the workforce of the Royal Navy.

      Falkland Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has made an assessment of how the Falkland Islands could be recaptured in the event of invasion without the use of Royal Navy...

      Military Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the depreciation in the value of sterling has affected the projected procurement numbers of (a) F-35 fighter jets, (b) P-8 Poseidon maritime...

      Antiship Missiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to replace the Royal Navy's Harpoon Anti-Ship missile after its retirement in 2018.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Social Services: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the provision of children's services across the border for young people...

    • Northern Ireland Office: Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which non-governmental organisations (a) he, (b) Ministers and (c) Officials of his Department have met since January 2017.

      Northern Ireland Office: Government Chief Scientific Adviser

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many meetings he has had with the Government's Chief Scientific Adviser in the last three months.

      Northern Ireland Office: Brexit

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

      Analgesics: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Assembly on guidance to improve safety of painkillers.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 8035, on Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:...

    • Game: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to enforce the Code of Practice for the Welfare of Gamebirds Reared for Sporting...

      Research: Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Government's policy paper, Collaboration on Science and Innovation: Future Partnership Paper,...

      Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what mechanism will beused to ensure that UK domestic legislation captures changes to CITES when the UK leaves the EU.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 9980, on iron and steel: procurement, what progress his Department...

      Milk: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department had made of the potential effect on the UK organic milk industry's trade with the US of the...

      European Environment Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the cost to the public purse of replicating the relevant functions of the European...

      European Environment Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the number of staff required to replicate the relevant functions of the European...

      Food: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the position paper, Continuity in the availability of goods for the EU and the UK, published on 21 August...

      Food: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the position paper, Continuity in the availability of goods for the EU and the UK, published on 21 August...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of the Civil Service workforce in his Department dedicated to...

      Beavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which Minister of his Department is responsible for taking decisions to approve or reject specific proposals for projects to...

      Beavers: Forest of Dean

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his Department's policy is on the proposal for the reintroduction of beavers to the Forest of Dean near Lydbrook; which...

      Beavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his policy is on the reintroduction of beavers to the UK.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to publish previously unpublished reviews, studies and reports into the effects of EU migration on UK wages and the UK...

    • Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 7508, on cybercrime, what her estimate is of the size of the population who did not...

      Home Office: Behavioural Insights Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 19 September 2017 to Question 9968, what the policy evaluations referred to are; and how much was paid from the...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 7032, how many and what proportion of asylum seekers do not access the support...

      Undocumented Migrants: Calais

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding has been provided to French authorities for (a) security fencing and (b) policing in Calais.

      Home Office: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 7934, what proportion of consultancy assignment contracts have been contracted on a...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will place in the Library data on the average waiting times for case resolution for asylum seekers in cases involving torture for...

      Human Trafficking: Swansea

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures are currently in place to combat sex trafficking in the Swansea area.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish a timeline for the registration process for non-UK EU citizens applying to remain in the UK following March 2019.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures are in place to ensure that private subcontractors providing accommodation for asylum seekers are meeting the standards of the...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers have been moved more than four times in a year by (a) G4S and (b) other providers of accommodation for asylum seekers.

      UK Visas and Immigration: Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much compensation has been paid to applicants for documents recorded as lost by UK Visas and Immigration in each year since 2010.

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passport applications were received by HM Passport Office in (a) 2014, (b) 2015 and (c) 2016.

      Immigration Controls: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many e-gates there are at each UK airport; and how many such gates were operational on 21 July 2017.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the country of origin was of EU citizens applying for passports in (a) 2014, (b) 2015 and (c) 2016.

      Passports: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passport applicants were EU citizens in (a) 2014, (b) 2015 and (c) 2016.

      Home Office: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 9980, on iron and steel: procurement, what progress her Department has made on...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to extend the Immigration Skills charge to EU citizens when the UK leaves the EU.

      Asylum: Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason her Department has started contacting asylum seekers asking them to sign a consent form that would give her Department...

      Human Trafficking: Prostitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps she has taken to tackle the involvement of sex trafficking in the sex and prostitution industries; what assessment she has...

      Immigration: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether children and young people resident in the UK are able to apply for settled status in their own right.

      British National (Overseas)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many British National Overseas passport holders are resident in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) other EU member states, (d) Hong Kong and...

      Asylum: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on the number of refugees and asylum seekers who have died as a result of suicide or who have...

      International Assistance: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Overseas Security and Justice Assistance assessments her Department has made in the last three calendar years.

      Immigration: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what average time it took to (a) issue a replacement biometric card and (b) determine an indefinite leave to remain application in each of...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of failed asylum seekers currently in the UK.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the proportion of cases is in which a person granted humanitarian protection in the last 10 years has subsequently had that protection...

      Carers: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the position of Zambrano carers after the UK leaves the EU is being discussed in the negotiations on the UK leaving the EU.

      Catering: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that chefs and catering staff are able to travel to the UK from the EU and take up job opportunities.

      Personation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have had their identity stolen in each of the last five years.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of people waited (a) less than a week, (b) less than two weeks, (c) less than three months, (d) less than six months and (e)...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has targets or standards for processing times for non-straightforward visa applications.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the criteria are for a non-straightforward immigration application for each type of visa.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of restrictions to work on asylum seekers whose applications take longer than six...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) complex and (b) non-complex applications for leave to remain on the basis of family and private life have been assessed in each...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's processes are for the assessment of (a) complex and (b) non-complex applications for leave to remain on the basis of...

      Sexual Offences: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has received the report entitled Application of Section 41 Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999; A survey of independent...

      Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government plans to incorporate the Istanbul Convention on violence against women into UK law.

      Sexual Offences: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many junior football coaches have been charged with sexual offences in each of the last five years.

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the current waiting time is for processing a Disclosure and Barring Service check for a British citizen.

      Yvonne Fletcher

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has issued a letter to Saleh Ibrahim Mabrouk stating that she is not a suspect in the murder of Yvonne Fletcher.

      Modern Slavery Act 2015

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made on implementing sections (a) 54, (b) 49 and (c) 50 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015; and if she will make a statement.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect on the operation of the National Referral Mechanism for victims of trafficking of the...

      Crime: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will (a) make an assessment of the prevalence of child criminal exploitation and (b) bring forward legislative proposals to establish...

      Cyril Smith

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make representations to the police to reopen investigations into Cyril Smith following information revealed to the Independent...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's policy is on pre-adult criminal offences being carried over into adulthood when a Disclosure and Barring Service check...

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what standard follow-up actions are undertaken after a referral to the Prevent strategy.

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many referrals have been made under the Prevent strategy since 2015.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce the incidence of domestic violence.

      Fire and Rescue Services: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has made an assessment of the effect of changes in the level of government funding on fire and rescue services in...

      Motor Vehicles: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to reduce vehicle theft.

      Family Planning: Clinics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to strengthen public order legislation to address protests by religious and other groups outside family planning clinics.

  • Department for International Development

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of the UK's international aid budget is managed by the EU.

    • Commonwealth: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government has taken to help ensure that access to mental health services is prioritised as a basic human right in all...

      Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate her Department has made of the international financing required to end malaria.

      Gaza: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much aid the Government provided to Gaza in financial year (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15, (c) 2015-16 and (d) 2016-17; and what...

      Gaza: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what effect the electricity crisis has had on recipients of support from the UK's Palestinian Market Development Programme in Gaza;...

      Gaza: Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the (a) effect of the ongoing electricity crisis on food security in the Gaza Strip and (b) long-term...

      Iran: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the oral contribution by the Minister for the Middle East on 18 July 2017, Official Report, column 297WH, what funds her...

      Iran: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding her Department has provided to Iran to assist with human rights projects in each year since 2010-11; and how much...

      Department for International Development: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate her Department has made of the proportion of the Civil Service workforce in her Department dedicated to planning for (a)...

      Gaza: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to provide funding and support to improve the ageing water and sanitation infrastructure of the...

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans her Department has to contribute to the Education Cannot Wait fund.

      EU Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the Government plans to contribute towards and participate in the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations...

      Vaccination: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the number of children that will be vaccinated through the GAVI vaccine alliance by the end of 2020.

      Malaria: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of global progress towards the 2020 targets of reducing malaria cases and deaths by a further...

  • HM Treasury

    • Financial Services: Registration

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Supervised Businesses Register was last updated; and how many firms are currently on that Register.

    • Public Sector: Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will remove the pay cap for public sector workers in (a) Hull West and Hessle and (b) England.

      Nurseries: Registration

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families have been affected by administrative errors in registering nurseries in the last six months.

      College of Policing: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the College of Policing has received from the apprenticeship levy for police training to date.

      NHS: Training

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many NHS staff have been in receipt of an income tax and national insurance refund through the NHS Widening Access Training scheme; and how many claims...

      Lloyds Banking Group: Fees and Charges

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to pages 9 and 10 of the Competition and Markets Authority publication, entitled Making banks work harder for you, published on 9 August...

      Pension Rights: Cohabitation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2017 to Question 652450, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the judgment of the Supreme...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the performance of National Savings and Investments and Atos since those companies started delivering tax-free childcare in...

      Treasury: Cybercrime

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 19 September 2017 to Question 8044, how many and what proportion of firms have a Cyber Essentials qualification; and whether that...

      Treasury: Cybercrime

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 19 September 2017 to Question 8044, what criteria his Department uses to determine which situations are appropriate for the...

      Treasury: Buildings

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 8785, on Treasury: buildings, from whom those fees were collected; and which parts of the...

      Coal: Mining

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the amount of tax revenue UK mined coal generates was for the Exchequer each year since 2010 to the latest year for which records are available; and if...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government plans to make company directors personally liable for tax liabilities and associated legal costs where their company's tax avoidance...

      Taxation: Domicil

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to counter the abuse of non-domicile status for tax purposes.

      Taxation: Domicil

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the potential effect on tax revenue of abolishing non-domicile status.

      Money Laundering

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on how many occasions the online payment system for anti-money laundering supervision has broken down in the last 12 months.

      Pensions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to sections 13 to 16 of the Pension Schemes (Transfers, Reorganisations and Winding Up) (Transitional Provisions) Order 2006, whether he...

      Pensions: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost to the public purse of tax relief on private pension contributions was in the last 12 months.

      Taxation: Domicil

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many individuals have been registered as non-domicile for tax purposes in each of the last five years for which data is available.

      Child Care Vouchers

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will postpone the deadline for closing childcare vouchers in April 2018 in the event that the Childcare Service IT system is not yet fully operational.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average time taken is to process joint claims for tax credit from the day of application to the day of payment in the last 12 months.

      Child Benefit: Northern Ireland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average time taken is to process child benefit claims from the day of application to the day of payment in Northern Ireland in the last 12 months.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Northern Ireland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families in Northern Ireland have moved from a single tax credit claim to a joint tax credit claim in each of the last 12 months.

      Child Care Vouchers: Northern Ireland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people are in receipt of childcare vouchers in Northern Ireland.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Divorced People

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the equitable distribution of child benefits and tax credits between divorced parents.

      Debts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect on GDP of high levels of personal private debt.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Prices

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol sales to reduce the effects of cheap alcohol on public health and crime levels.

      Roadchef: Employee Benefit Trusts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether HM Revenue and Customs has the discretion to reimburse the Roadchef Employee Benefits Trust's fund; and if he will make a statement.

      Credit Unions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on the promotion of credit unions as an alternative to pay day lenders.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how the Government is promoting the uptake of the tax-free childcare scheme to workers and parents in (a) the UK and (b) East Renfrewshire.

      Overseas Trade

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide breakdowns of UK (a) exports to and (b) imports from the top five countries, as published in HM Revenue and Customs' Overseas Trade...

      Disadvantaged: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the Government will guarantee a six year funding period for the Shared Prosperity Fund to provide disadvantaged communities with funding equivalent in...

      Enterprise Investment Scheme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how long on average it takes his Department to process advanced assurance applications to the Enterprise Investment Scheme.

      National Savings and Investments: Child Trust Fund

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons National Savings and Investments is closing applications to new customers for its five-year children's bonds.

      Personal Savings: Grandparents

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government plans to introduce a saving scheme to enable grandparents to save for their grandchildren.

      Clinical Psychologists: Training

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether trainee clinical psychologists are eligible for tax and national insurance relief under the NHS Widening Access Training scheme.

      Consumer Information

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans the Government has to ensure that effective guidance is available to consumers in respect of money, pensions and debt.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many children have tax-free childcare accounts set up in their name.

      Paye

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the principal causes have been of the (a) late, (b) missing and (c) incorrect Real Time Information (RTI) submissions considered by the Late, Missing...

      Public Sector Debt

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the level of the public sector net debt by June 2022.

      Corporation Tax: Northern Ireland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the potential number of businesses that will relocate to Northern Ireland as a result of the introduction of trading profits...

      Corporation Tax: Northern Ireland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of trading profits taxable at the Northern Ireland rate on UK tax revenues.

      Taxation: Domicil

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost to the public purse was of business investment relief in (a) 2013, (b) 2014, (c) 2015 and (d) 2016.

      Taxation: Domicil

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people received business investment relief in (a) 2013, (b) 2014, (c) 2015 and (d) 2016.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Behavioural Insights Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2017 to Question 9688, on Department for Work and Pensions: Behavioural Insights Team, what projects...

    • Universal Credit: Wirral

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, by when he plans to extend the universal credit landlord portal to all social sector landlords operating in Wirral.

      Jobcentres: Interviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of jobseekers' interviews with work coaches lasted (a) 10 minutes or less, (b) 20 minutes or less and (c) more...

      Jobcentres: Interviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Department's policy is on the setting of time limits for jobseekers' interviews with their work coaches.

      Jobcentres: Interviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance his Department has issued to Jobcentre Plus managers on setting time limits for jobseeker's interviews with work coaches.

      Jobcentres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations his Department has received on the effect of the closure of jobcentre plus offices on local communities.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government plans to halt the roll-out of universal credit.

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 18 September 2017 to Question 10205, whether the choice of the 40th percentile as a cut off point for comparing...

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 18 September 2017 to Question 10204, what proportion of children with (a) at least one parent reporting having a...

      Personal Independence Payment: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2017 to Question 8827, on personal independence payments: complaints, how many of those cases were...

      Personal Independence Payment: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2017 to Question 8827, on personal independence payments: complaints, how many cases are waiting to be...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2017 to Question 8768, on Department for Work and Pensions: procurement, when his Department will make...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2017 to Question 8787, on Department for Work and Pensions: buildings, whether his Department receives...

      Revenue and Customs: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2017 to Question 8833, on HM Revenue and Customs: staff, what pay scales the staff referred to are on.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what comparative assessment he has made of the number and rate of sanctions applied to (a) universal credit and (b) legacy benefit claimants.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which terminal conditions mean that repeat assessments for employment and support allowance are not required.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether tax credit claimants with three children or more will be classified as new claimants when they are migrated to universal credit.

      Jobcentres: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many work coaches have been employed in jobcentres in each of the last three years; and what the ratio of work coaches to claimants has...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of people repaying a universal credit advance are asked to repay within (a) three and (b) six months; how many of those people...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of regulations introduced earlier in 2017 to restrict access to personal independence payments (PIP)...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of reducing the pension age of women by one year back to the age of 66 from the 2017-18 tax year.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 9980, on iron and steel: procurement, what progress his Department has made on...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of compensating women who have reached state pension age for losses caused by changes...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he has taken to achieve equitable transitional state pension arrangements for all women born in the 1950s affected by changes to...

      Social Security Benefits: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department holds any information on the number of benefit recipients who have (a) monthly contract or (b) pay-as-you-go mobile...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the proportion of sanctioned benefits claimants who are (a) illiterate, (b) innumerate and (c) IT illiterate.

      Social Security Benefits: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, (a) what the average waiting time is for callers wanting to speak to an advisor calling the 0345 benefit advice line, (b) what the average...

      Third Sector: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what financial support his Department provides to the Third Sector to assist those people seeking benefit advice.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of those who are sanctioned are (a) illiterate, (b) innumerate and (c) IT illiterate.

      Working Conditions: Temperature

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions he has had with trades union representatives on high temperatures in the workplace.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the current waiting time is for (a) a personal independence payment application to be processed, (b) an appeal against a decision to be...

      Social Security Benefits: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of employment and support allowance and personal independence payment assessments in dealing...

      Universal Credit: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what measures are available to support those with limited (a) mental capacity, (b) literacy or (c) language skills to apply for universal...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applicants for universal credit have requested split payments on (a) any grounds and (b) the grounds of domestic abuse since the...

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of the freezing of the rate of local housing allowance on the rate at which housing benefit...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate he has made of the number of children living in workless households.

      Business: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to support disabled entrepreneurs.

      Social Security Benefits: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many children in England have been affected by the (a) household benefit cap and (b) under-occupancy penalty in each of the last four...

      Supported Housing: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has undertaken an equalities impact assessment of the proposed cap to housing benefit for people in supported housing.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the current mean time is for a claimant to apply, be assessed and receive their first ESA payment.

      Social Security Benefits: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what training frontline staff of his Department and its outsourced companies receive on talking appropriately with claimants who are male...

      Social Security Benefits: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department made when preparing its benefit assessment process of the potential detrimental effects of that process on...

      Universal Credit: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons his policy on universal credit payment advances changed on 2 October 2017.

      Universal Credit: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Department's target on maximum claimant waiting times for receipt of universal credit payment advances was before 2 October 2017 for...

      Social Security Benefits: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints his Department received in relation to the delay to a payment of benefit owing to the lack of an appropriately trained...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will request from the Centre for Health and Disability Assessments the details of how many claimants have requested a recorded...

      Social Security Benefits: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much revenue has been generated by (a) universal credit and (b) other benefit helplines in each of the last five years or for as long as...

      Universal Credit: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the (a) lowest, (b) average and (c) highest cost incurred by claimants calling the universal credit helpline was in the last 12 months...

      Long Term Unemployed People: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what training or schemes are offered by his Department to support older, long-term unemployed people.

      Long Term Unemployed People: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who are long-term unemployed have been identified as requiring additional training; and what steps his Department is taking to...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on what date the dedicated team to assist with complaints from women adversely affected by an increase in the state pension age will commence...

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress his Department has made in the roll-out of the Youth Obligation programme for those claiming universal credit.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what plans he has to appoint a Chief Scientific Adviser.

    • Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the Government's policy paper, Collaboration on Science and Innovation: A Future Partnership Paper, published on 6...

      Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the Government's policy paper, Collaboration on Science and Innovation: A Future Partnership Paper, published on 6...

      European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the Government's policy paper, Collaboration on Science and Innovation: Future Partnership Paper, published on 6...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 7994, on Department for Exiting the European Union: secondment, from which...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 18 September 2017 to Question 10041, how many secondments from outside the Government into his Department...

      Personal Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the policy paper, The exchange and protection of personal data: a future partnership paper, published on 24 August...

      Cancer: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps he is taking to ensure that institutions in the UK are able to recruit and retain international cancer researchers after...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps the Government plans to take to ensure (a) transparency and (b) parliamentary scrutiny of all trade deals concluded by the UK...

    • Healthcare UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the annual budget is of Healthcare UK.

      Trade Agreements: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 8 September 2017 to Question 6797, whether India indicated during discussions on the trade relationship between...

      Department for International Trade: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 19 September 2017 to Question 10040, how much of the amount paid in exit schemes in (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17...

      Department for International Trade: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2017 to Question 8761, on Department for International Trade: procurement, which two contracts took...

      UK Export Finance: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department is taking to make it easier for small and medium-sized enterprises to access UK Export Finance resources.

      Trade Agreements: Rules of Origin

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he is having with (a) South Africa and (b) other countries that have an existing Free Trade Agreement with the EU on rules...

      Overseas Trade: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress the Department is making on an equivalency agreement for trade in organic products with the US after the UK leaves the EU.

      Overseas Trade: Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he has had with his Cypriot counterpart on increasing (a) imports to and (b) exports from Cyprus after the UK leaves the EU.

      Overseas Trade: Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the value was of trade between the UK and Myanmar in each year from 2008.

      Higher Education: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has been made of the role of higher education exports in future free trade deals.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many civil servants of her Department are part of the Government Commercial Function; and how many of those civil servants...

    • Equifax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to improve protection for people's private data and finances as a result of the Equifax...

      Information Commissioner: Credit Reference Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information her Department holds on the number of meetings that have taken place between staff of the Information...

      BBC Parliament: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will ensure that subtitles are always available on the BBC Parliament television channel.

      Equifax: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has made representations to Equifax on UK citizens' requests for information relating to the inappropriate leaking...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 19 September 2017 to Question 10046, how much of the amount paid in exit payments in (a) 2015-16,...

      Big Lottery Fund: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether repayments of outstanding funds received from the Big Lottery Fund to finance the London Olympic Games in 2012 attract...

      Arts: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 7068, how much EU funding the UK creative sector received in each of...

      Bookmakers: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assurances her Department secured in 2011 on the longevity of on-site bookmakers after the sale of the Tote to Betfred.

      Gambling: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with organisations in the gaming industry on games replicating gambling activities being...

      Royal Naval Museum: Hartlepool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will visit the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Hartlepool.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 October 2017 to Question 7507 on cyber skills, with which organisation and representatives her...

      Gambling: Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment the Government has made of the effectiveness of the Isle of Man's enhanced protections against illegal and...

      Bookmakers: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the effect on competition of the decision by Betfred to close on-site bookmakers at...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 9980, on iron and steel: procurement, what progress her Department has...

      Film: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to support the film industry in (a) the North East and (b) Northumberland.

      BBC: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has made to the BBC on its gender pay gap.

      Personal Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the policy paper, The exchange and protection of personal data: a future partnership paper, published on 24...

      Personal Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the policy paper, The exchange and protection of personal data: a future partnership paper, published on 24...

      Personal Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the policy paper, The exchange and protection of personal data: a future partnership paper, published on 24...

      Broadband: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many businesses have benefited from the Better Broadband Scheme in (a) Scotland and (b) each local authority area.

      Migrant Workers: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the number of EU workers in the technology, culture and heritage sectors classed as low skilled.

      Terrorism: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate her Department has made of the additional costs incurred by cultural institutions as a result of extra security...

      Pornography: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to stop access for those under 18-years of age to online porn sites.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the percentage take-up of superfast broadband is in each region of the UK.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the average download speed for fixed broadband services is in each region of the UK.

      Social Media: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has for the code of practice for online social media platforms to apply to conduct which involves threats of...

      Direct Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the General Data Protection Regulation, (EU) 2016/679, requires consent for postal direct marketing to change from opt...

      Local Government: Culture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the level of spending by local authorities on projects related to culture and the arts in each...

      Sports: Governing Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent estimate she has made of the number of women on sports governing bodies.

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what level of funds her Department has spent on addressing problem gambling in each of the last five years.

      Football Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of the Football Association's safeguarding procedures.

      Sports: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to increase LGBT participation in sport.

      Sports: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with (a) campaigners and (b) sports governance bodies on making sports governance bodies that (i)...

      Local Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of trends in local and regional news provision across the UK.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment her Department has made of progress towards the implementation of the Universal Service Obligation for...

      Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information her Department holds on the number of news stories published in UK newspapers which have been identified by...

      Tech City UK and Tech North: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 6 September 2017 to Question 9257, whether her Department collects information on the gender balance...

      Commonwealth Games: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with Birmingham Council on ensuring that that council receives a participation dividend in the...

  • Department of Health

    • Coeliac Disease: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to publish the results of the consultation on the availability of gluten-free foods on NHS prescription which closed on 22 June 2017.

    • East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many registered nurses left East Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in each year since 2010.

      East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many vacancies for registered nurses were left unfilled at East Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in each year since 2010.

      Counselling: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time is for a young person to be referred for NHS counselling.

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on how many occasions ambulances have been delayed as a result of new build housing developments not being included in GPS navigation systems in each of...

      Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Government's policy paper, Collaboration on Science and Innovation: A Future Partnership Paper, published on 6 September 2017, what...

      Prisoners: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what resources his Department is providing to prisons in order to meet the NICE quality standard set for the physical health of people in prisons.

      Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to protect the UK's competitiveness in clinical trials after the UK leaves the EU; and what plans his Department has...

      Health Professions: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of the recommendation of Sir Robert Francis QC in Freedom to speak up, published on 11 February...

      Mental Illness: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress his Department has made on the formal review of the Debt and Mental Health Evidence Form which was announced by the Prime Minister in...

      Health Professions: Shropshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many vacancies for doctors, nurses, therapists and support workers have gone unfilled in Shropshire Hospitals and GP services in the last 12 months.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the devolved Government in Scotland on the contaminated blood inquiry.

      Transplant Surgery: Stem Cells

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve access to psychological support for patients recovering from a stem cell transplant.

      Transplant Surgery: Stem Cells

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will discuss with NHS England the necessity for a review of the care and support that patients receive after a stem cell transplant.

      Transplant Surgery: Stem Cells

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason responsibility for commissioning services following a stem cell transplant from NHS England to clinical commissioning groups after 100 days.

      NHS Shared Business Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2017 to Question 8720, what progress has been made on discussions relating to the settlement of costs between NHS...

      Department of Health: Behavioural Insights Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2017 to Question 9680, on Department of Health: Behavioural Insights Team, what projects the Behavioural Insights...

      Mental Illness: Hartlepool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the number of 14 to 24-year olds who have been diagnosed with a mental illness in Hartlepool.

      Mental Health Services: Rotherham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the decision to close The Corner House, Rotherham on (a) service users, (b) the local population and (c) the...

      Healthy Start Scheme: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the take-up rate for Healthy Start vouchers is in the (a) Liverpool City Region and (b) local authority areas of (i) Halton, (ii) Knowsley, (iii)...

      Universal Credit: Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many families with babies and young children have had to reapply for Healthy Start following their migration to universal credit.

      Health Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which NHS operational standards have not been met during the period from May 2015 to date.

      Nurses: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many training posts for nurses were commissioned in each year since 2010-11.

      Down's Syndrome: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 18 July 2017 to Question 3971 on Down's syndrome: screening, whether NHS England's plans to go live with new genomic laboratory...

      Health Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the financial sustainability of NHS services in north west London.

      Nurses: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses have (a) participated in the Return to Practice programme and (b) subsequently returned to practice within the NHS in each year since 2015.

      Pregnancy: Sodium Valproate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will commission research into the care plan for people harmed by Valproate during pregnancy in France in order to identify potential benefits that...

      NHS Trusts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the capped expenditure process on funding for NHS trusts.

      Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times the Mental Health Act 1983 has been used for the purposes of detention by ethnic group in each year since 2005.

      Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times Section 3 of the Mental Health Act 1983 has been used (a) in total, (b) by region and (c) by ethnic group in each year since 2005.

      Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Government plans for funding relative to burden of disease to reach parity across mental and physical health.

      North Middlesex University Hospital Nhs Trust: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) doctors, (b) midwives and (c) nurses and health visitors were employed by the North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust in each year...

      Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) doctors, (b) midwives and (c) nurses and health visitors were employed by the Royal Free London NHS Trust in each year between 2014 and 2017.

      South Tyneside Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of the potential effects of plans to downgrade South Tyneside District Hospital by moving acute services to Sunderland.

      NHS: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that the NHS in the North East receives the funding it requires to (a) improve care, (b) train and (c) retain adequate...

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of a three per cent pay increase for public sector staff in the NHS.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish all responses received by the current inquiry into infected blood.

      Catheters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the use of silver-coated catheters in hospitals on (a) infection rates and (b) costs; and if he will make a...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with clinical commissioning groups that have reportedly commissioned their own reviews of fertility services to inform...

      In Vitro Fertilisation: Multiple Births

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the potential increase in the number of people seeking IVF treatment abroad and the consequences of this for...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will ask NICE's implementation team to look at methods by which access to NHS tertiary infertility services can be improved in England.

      Health Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of introducing charges for non-UK citizens accessing non-life threatening treatment on the NHS on the...

      Coeliac Disease: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has made an assessment of the outcome of the gluten free product prescribing trial undertaken by the Vale of York Clinical...

      Transplant Surgery: Stem Cells

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of psychological support on offer to stem cell transplant patients after they leave hospital.

      Transplant Surgery: Stem Cells

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with NHS England on care arrangements for stem cell transplant patients after they leave hospital.

      Transplant Surgery: Stem Cells

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve access to clinical nurse specialists for patients recovering from a stem cell transplant.

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 on public...

      Transvaginal Mesh Implants: Kingston Upon Hull West and Hessle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle constituency who have received trans vaginal mesh implants as part of their treatment for (a)...

      Transvaginal Mesh Implants: Kingston Upon Hull West and Hessle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle constituency have received trans vaginal mesh implants as part of their treatment for (a) pelvic...

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department plans to respond to the report published on 6 September 2017 by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs entitled Commissioning...

      European Medicines Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of replicating the relevant functions of the European Medicines Agency after the...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have received counselling or other treatment for an addiction to gambling in the last 12 months.

      Refugees: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment his Department has made of the prevalence of mental health problems among (a) children and (b) other people in the refugee community.

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which age groups have the lowest uptake of Healthy Start vouchers.

      Healthy Start Scheme: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the Healthy Start scheme delivers the goals of the Childhood Obesity Plan.

      Respiratory System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of respiratory-related illnesses exacerbated by cold homes in the last five years.

      Eyesight: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve the planning and prioritisation of eye care services.

      Endoscopy: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to increase the number of endoscopists working in the NHS.

      Batten Disease: Brineura

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to make Brineura (cerliponase alfa) accessible for sufferers of Batten's disease.

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many licences to conduct trials of cannabis-based medicines have been issued in the UK in the last three years.

      Eyesight: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received from (a) RNIB and (b) other bodies on the time taken for access to treatment for eye care; and what steps he is...

      Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to make the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccination available on the NHS to all babies and children under the age of 16.

      Genetics: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consultation exercise was undertaken prior to the decision to base the main North West Regional Genetics Laboratory in Manchester as part of the...

      Respiratory System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will establish an independent taskforce for lung health.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to focus diabetes transformation funding on areas where the need for service improvement is greatest; and if he will make a...

      Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to eradicate tuberculosis.

      Social Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to ensure that the consultation on social care will take account of the experiences of working age disabled people; and if he...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for the diabetes transformation fund beyond 2017-18.

  • Prime Minister

    • Raif Badawi

      To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 11 October 2017 to Question 106251, on Raif Badawi, whether that case was raised during her meeting with the Saudi Arabian Minister for...

  • Department for Transport

    • General Lighthouse Authorities: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) salary increases, (2) bonuses, and (3) other increases in remuneration, were given in each of the last seven years to (a) senior staff and directors, and...

    • European Aviation Safety Agency: European Union Agency for Railways

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to continue the UK’s involvement with (1) the European Aviation Safety Agency, and (2) the European Union Railway Agency, following...

      Dangerous Driving

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number people (1) killed, and (2) injured, in 2016 in cases where the driver failed to stop after a collision; and how...

      Bicycles: Parking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on the ability of their employees to park a bike at their workplace, wherever in the country that workplace is located; and whether...

      Roads: Safety Measures

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what obligations there are for a local authority to consult in the case of a planned road or traffic measure which will affect general access to a public...

      Roads: Safety Measures

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the obligation to consult on planned traffic and road measures which affect public access to an amenity is different or wider than in cases affecting those...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 25 September (HL1604), whether local authorities can expect automatic financial assistance for...

    • Devolution: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Yorkshire councils’ "coalition of the willing” to secure a single devolution deal for Yorkshire.

      Economic Situation: North of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the report by the Institute for Public Policy Research, Time for Change: A New Vision for the British Economy, what assessment they have made...

      Economic Situation: Rural Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in addition to their devolution programme for cities, what steps they are taking to promote the rural economy.

      Housing: Infrastructure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of large housing developments with insufficient infrastructure and amenities on community cohesion, social capital,...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Rented Housing: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of rented properties which they anticipate will benefit from the requirement for landlords to upgrade properties rated in...

  • Attorney General

    • Dangerous Driving: Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many drivers were prosecuted in (1) 2015, and (2) 2016, for failure to stop after a collision.

    • Driving Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were killed or injured as a result of driving offences in (1) 2015, and (2) 2016; what was the victim’s road user mode in each case; and...

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they intend to take to address the shortage of applications for secondary teacher training places in subjects not expected to reach the targets...

    • Teachers: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many School Direct salaried places have been offered in secondary schools for September; and what were the comparative numbers for (1) 2015, and (2) 2016.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the implications for school budgets of an increase in staff salaries of more than one per cent.

      Department for Education: Statistics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that statistics issued by the Department for Education are of the highest quality.

      Education: Assessments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to prevent schools from entering students for more than one public examination in the same subject at the same time.

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in developing guidance for schools on the teaching of relationship and sex education as required by section 34 of the Children and...

      Children in Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many young children placed into care out of area subsequently go missing or become victims of abuse.

      *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 28 July (HL1202), how much money was advanced in total for Advanced Learner Loans in 2015–16 to providers...

      *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 28 July (HL1203), how much money was advanced in 2015–16 for Advanced Learner Loans in relation to...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Officers: Resignations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prison officers have left the Prison Service in the past 12 months who had (1) over five years’ service, and (2) over 10 years’ service; and...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Gibraltar Defence Police

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether publication of the review into the Gibraltar Defence Police has been delayed; and if so, why.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 14 September (HL1284), what assessment they have made of the finding by the Food and...

  • Home Office

    • EU Nationals: Transport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what meetings Home Office (1) ministers, and (2) officials, have held with representatives of the transport sector in respect of the movement of EU...

    • Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which criminal offences have been introduced by secondary legislation in the last 30 years.

      Immigration: North of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the level of immigration required, if any, to support the Northern Powerhouse.

      Offences Against Children: Criminal Investigation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answers by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 13 September (HL Deb, cols 2454–7), whether they have made representations to the...

      Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the short-term detention rules will be published.

  • HM Treasury

    • Federation Internationale de L'Automobile: Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of grants from the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile paid to Sudanese motoring organisations; and whether they intend...

    • Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assurances they have given regarding the future of long-term insurance contracts in the light of Brexit.

      Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what Sterling to Euro exchange rate they are using to calculate the value of any financial settlement arising from the Brexit negotiations.

      Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the Tobacco Manufacturing Association's recent survey finding that over 70 per cent of tobacco used in the UK is obtained from...

      Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cases of illegal tobacco trading, and illegal tobacco purchase and use, have been brought before the courts in each of the past three years; what was the...

      *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to examine the rate of interest charged on loans from shareholders to UK utilities to establish (1) whether the terms, including rates of...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sanitary Protection: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many grants from the Tampon Tax Fund are yet to be agreed; and what is the timetable for completion of those agreements.

    • Telephone Services: Disclosure of Information

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to Ofcom about the practice of telephone service providers terminating and transferring users’ numbers without...

  • Department of Health

    • Vulnerable Adults: Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of withdrawing the Supporting People Programme in 2016 on (1) the diversion of patients from health to preventative...

    • Care Homes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in the light of research published by the BBC on 2 August estimating future shortfalls in care home places, what steps they are taking to ensure the sufficient...

      Palliative Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of data in VOICES Surveys showing that less than one fifth of respondents felt that patients dying at home had their pain controlled...

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