Written answers

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

  • HM Treasury

    • Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans the Government has to introduce legislation to restrict promoters of tax avoidance schemes.

    • Pets: Sales

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of corporation tax revenue lost from unlicensed pet sales in the last 12 months.

      Defibrillators: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of removing value added tax from community-purchased defibrillators.

      Treasury: Brexit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of the Civil Service workforce in his Department dedicated to planning for (a) the UK leaving the EU...

      Tobacco: Counterfeit Manufacturing

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to prevent financial disbenefit to independent retailers as a result of the sale of illicit tobacco in their area.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the performance and effectiveness of (a) National Savings and Investments and (b) Atos in respect of tax-free childcare since...

      Debts: Advisory Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to increase funding for organisations that deliver free impartial debt advice.

      Cars: Loans

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to bring forward proposals for regulations to protect the motor industry from the effect of outstanding personal contract payment deals...

      Capital Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on business profitability of the annual investment allowance.

      Paye

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many Real Time Information reports were (a) late, (b) missing and (c) incorrect in the most recent period for which data is available; and what...

      Carers: Child Tax Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the potential number of kinship carers who will be unable to claim child tax credit for their own baby because of the...

      Energy: Infrastructure

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what priority he plans to place in the Autumn 2017 Budget on improving energy efficiency as a national infrastructure priority; and if he will make a statement.

      UK Trade With EU

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations his Department has received from other EU member states on the financial cost of the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement.

      Treasury: Trade Agreements

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many officials employed in his Department as of 12 October 2017 have substantial experience of international trade negotiations.

  • Prime Minister

    • Balfour Declaration: Anniversaries

      To ask the Prime Minister, what recent discussions she has had with the Prime Minister of Israel on the centenary of the Balfour Declaration.

    • Prime Minister: Malawi

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether she plans to visit Malawi.

      Brexit

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether it is her understanding that the Article 50 notice signifying the intention of the UK to leave the EU is revocable.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how pensioners in receipt of universal credit in mixed-couple households where one partner is over pensionable age and the other is below will...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what arrangements are in place to enable people applying for universal credit who have no fixed address and no access to computers to receive...

      Jobcentres: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to publish the cost-benefit analysis of Eastern Avenue Jobcentre closure.

      Employment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of trends in youth employment.

      Employment: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Government's policies in getting women into work.

      Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent comparative assessment he has made of rates of unemployment in the UK and other European countries.

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress his Department has made on the Disability Confident scheme.

      Universal Credit: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in what circumstances a first full universal credit payment can be paid within two weeks.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit

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

      Universal Credit: Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what forecast he has made of the number of mixed-age couple pensioners who will have started a new claim for housing support under universal...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the transfer of benefits from disability living allowance and employment and support...

      Universal Credit: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department plans to introduce a hotline for inquiries from hon. Members about universal credit before its wider roll-out begins.

      Universal Credit: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance he plans to issue to officials of his Department to aid them in deciding whether a full-time carer should be placed in the no...

      Children: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families receive disabled child (a) element within their child tax credit award and (b) premium via an income support or jobseeker's...

      Universal Credit: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether a carer will be placed in the no work-related requirements conditionality group of universal credit claimants if that carer provides...

      Universal Credit: Budgeting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support with budgeting is available for universal credit claimants who are adjusting to monthly payments or have fluctuating incomes.

      Universal Credit: Benefits Rules

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) families formerly in receipt of tax credits and (b) other families who are likely to be...

      Department for Work and Pensions: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Department's estimate is of the amount of EU legislation and regulation that can be incorporated into UK law without amendment.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of the minimum six week wait for successful claims of universal credit on (a) families and (b) other...

      Universal Credit: Stirling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average length of time in days is that a universal credit applicant waits for their initial payment in Stirling constituency; what...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has to reform the work capability assessment.

      Veterans: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support his Department provides to ex-service personnel who face the under-occupancy charge.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) people whose primary medical condition is difficulty in hearing and (b) other recipients of Access to Work grants (i) are still...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support his Department has provided to Access to Work recipients whose grants will be reduced in April 2018 due to the end of the...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many calls to his Department's helplines have been made in Wrexham constituency in each month in each of the last five years.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total cost of calls to his Department's helplines has been by people in Wrexham constituency in each of the last five years.

      Housing Benefit: Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to undertake an equalities impact assessment of the proposed cap on housing benefit for those in supported housing.

      Maternity Payments: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many kinship carers have been refused the Sure Start maternity grant for their baby because they are already raising other children in...

      Jobcentre Plus: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what funding was (a) allocated to Jobcentre Plus for English for Speakers of Other Languages courses in (i) 2014-15, (ii) 2015-16 and (iii)...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average charge applied to mobile telephones calling 0345 numbers is.

      Work Capability Assessment: Exemptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the response by the Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work of 12 September 2017 to the letter from the hon....

      Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many calls to 0345 numbers his Department has received in the last year.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for leave to remain on the basis of family and private life have been awaiting a decision for longer than (a) one...

    • Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for leave to remain on the basis of family and private life were received in (a) 2014, (b) 2015 and (c) 2016.

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time is from point of application to completion for an unaccompanied minor under the Dublin III treaty.

      Police: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the efficacy of the apprenticeship levy on funding police training in Wales.

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications from unaccompanied children her Department is considering under the Dublin III Regulation.

      UK Border Force: Staff

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

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) children and (b) unaccompanied children the Government estimates will be resettled under the Vulnerable Children's Resettlement...

      Immigration: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many leave to remain applications on the basis of family and private life were submitted for a child's right to remain in each year...

      UK Visas and Immigration: Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applicants have documents recorded as lost by UK Visas and Immigration in each year since 2010.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average length of time is for a visa to be issued for a visitor to the UK from a non-EU country in the latest period for which...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied minors have arrived in the UK under the Vulnerable Children Resettlement Scheme; how many of those minors went into...

      Jews: Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assistance the Government is providing to Jewish people seeking to leave Yemen.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what checks are conducted on those who apply for a UK Tier 1 investor visa.

      Visas: South Asia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of applications for visitor visas have been granted in (a) India and (b) Pakistan in each of the last five years.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of applications for asylum were refused, broken down by gender, in each of the last five years.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many immigrants with dependents had the no recourse to public funds condition applied to their leave to remain in (a) 2015-16 and (b)...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many standard visitor visa applications were (a) received from, (b) granted to and (c) denied to artists, entertainers and musicians in...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many allegations of coercive control in a domestic setting were investigated by the police in England and Wales in the last 12 months;...

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department gives to police authorities on how to prioritise and investigate information from the public on extremist...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a domestic violence register for people convicted of such violence.

      Stalking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has plans to introduce a stalking protection order.

      Visas: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of priority applications for Tier 2 visas were not processed before the 60 day limit in each of the last three years.

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to exclude international students from government immigration figures; and if she will make a statement.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people subject to immigration control with dependents had the no recourse to public funds condition lifted in (a) 2015-16 and (b)...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether British passports renewed between now and March 2019 will need to be renewed once the UK leaves the EU.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people subject to immigration control with dependents applied to have the no recourse to public funds condition on their leave to...

      Asylum: Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government has had discussions with the Libyan Government on the location of trials for Libyan citizens who have been granted...

      Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to increase the number of resettlement places offered by the Government to at least 10,000 places per year for people...

      Asylum: Yazidis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Yazidi people have been admitted to the UK under the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the change in the level of police forces' collective total revenue reserves over the last three years.

      Airguns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what opportunities her Department is planning for interested stakeholders and members of the general public to participate in the...

      Immigration: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 10 October 2017 to Question 10463, if she will make an assessment of the (a) effectiveness of procedures and (b)...

      Visas: Malawi

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 10 October 2017 to Question 105263, how many applications were made by Malawian nationals for visit visas (a) took...

      Gambling: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of problem gambling and gambling addiction on acquisitive crime.

      Missing Persons: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children and young people under the age of 18 from (a) Camberwell and Peckham constituency and (b) the London Borough of Southwark...

      Terrorism: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on the number of people who have been (a) arrested and (b) charged in Wolverhampton on...

      Firearms: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on the extent of use of .50 calibre rifles in incidents of criminal activity.

      Police: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much the one per cent police pay rise will cost each police force in England.

      Firearms: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many firearms offences committed in the UK involved the use of (a) .50 calibre bolt-action rifles, (b) .22lr calibre semi-automatic...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what his Department's estimate is of the amount of EU legislation and regulation that can be incorporated into UK law without amendment.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate her Department has made of the proportion of the Civil Service workforce in her Department dedicated to planning...

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many premises in each parliamentary constituency in the UK have taken up a superfast broadband connection.

      Data Protection: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what (a) oversight and (b) powers the Government will have in relation to guidance issued by the Information Commissioner on...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what her Department's estimate is of the amount of EU legislation and regulation that can be incorporated into UK law without...

      Sports: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding from the public purse has been allocated to non-Olympic sport in each year since 2012.

      Football: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the compliance by Premier League football clubs with regulations to facilitate access to their...

      Openreach

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information her Department holds on the number of complaints which Ofcom has received on BT Openreach in (a) 2015, (b)...

      Openreach

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans the Government has to improve BT Openreach's customer accountability; and if she will make a statement.

  • Department of Health

    • Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses were working on NHS wards in (a) May 2010 and (b) September 2017.

    • Vegetables: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to increase vegetable consumption.

      HIV Infection: Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the potential of pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV to help end the transmission of HIV among at-risk populations.

      Department of Health: Brexit

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

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in the UK have an eating disorder.

      Prisons: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 18 September 2017 to Question 10277, if he will place in the Library a copy of the recent report on prison health staff...

      NHS: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the six technologies undergoing Commissioning through Evaluation for which a positive commissioning policy is developed will be (a) required to...

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consultation his Department undertook before introducing up-front charging for the NHS care of non-British citizens.

      Hospitals: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the number of hospitals which have had a leak to the roof in each of the last 10 years for which figures are...

      Fentanyl

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons fentanyl has been classified as a low priority for funding.

      Hospitals: Pest Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospitals reported infestations of rats and mice in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.

      Hospitals: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost is of preparing and serving a meal in NHS hospitals.

      Doctors: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, (a) how many doctors who began work with the NHS in each of the last seven years and (b) what proportion of all NHS doctors are from other EU member states.

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many women in the UK have had IVF treatment in each of the last five years; how many of those treatments have been successful; and how many such...

      Strokes: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Butterfly Health Device Mobius HD to prevent strokes will be available on the NHS.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been infected with (a) hepatitis and (b) HIV by blood transfusions in each of the last five years.

      Acupuncture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will outline the process within the NHS for patient referrals to an acupuncturist.

      Skin Grafting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the new scheme for helping to heal skin grafts after surgery will be available on the NHS.

      Autism: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress the working group on the time taken for autism to be diagnosed has made to date.

      Plastic Surgery: Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to investigate the connection between breast implants and heart problems.

      Mental Health Act 1983

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable is for the review of the Mental Health Act 1983.

      Transplant Surgery: Stem Cells

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to improve the level of practical support, including help at home or to getting back to work, offered to patients after a...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of progress on the Government's plans to provide justice to those affected by contaminated blood products.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what ministerial oversight there is of the capped expenditure process.

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many clinical commissioning groups have decommissioned IVF services entirely in the last five years.

      Refugees: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment his Department has made of the prevalence of mental health conditions within the refugee community, particularly among children.

      Cosmetic Surgery: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all surgeons offering cosmetic procedures in the private sector are certified by the Royal College of...

      Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much each clinical commissioning group was estimated to be (a) overspending or (b) underspending over on underspending prior to the introduction of...

      Cosmetic Surgery: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to (a) protect the safety of patients seeking invasive non-surgical cosmetic procedures and (b) ensure that all...

      Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will review the list of conditions exempt from prescription charges to include systemic lupus erythematosus.

      Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in (a) Camberwell and Peckham constituency and (b) the London Borough of Southwark had systemic lupus erythematosus in each of the last...

      Meningitis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment his Department has made of the case for the NHS vaccinating all teenagers for meningitis B.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Energy: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has in place to monitor and review the benefits of the minimum energy standards post-implementation in...

    • Energy: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his policy is on establishing an industrial energy efficiency scheme to help large companies install measures to...

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what notice period his Department gave to the industry before the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme and Domestic...

      Energy: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken to maximise take-up from low-carbon energy sources.

      Private Sector: EU Law

      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: Position Paper,...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of fuel-poor homes which are insulated below Energy Performance Certificate...

      Small Businesses: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support his Department provides to small businesses for the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies.

      Property: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the extent of offshore ownership of UK freeholds.

      Boilers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support is available for low income and vulnerable households whose gas boilers have been condemned to repair or...

      Heating: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on how many households in (a) Barnsley, (b) Yorkshire and (c) the UK are without...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2017 to Question 6169, on energy: meters, what estimate he has made of the...

      Iron and Steel: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to reduce energy costs for the British steel industry.

      Tata Steel: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that Tata Steel UK upholds the commitments contained in its memorandum of...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of homes insulated at Energy Performance Certificate Band D or below in each...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Bases: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average cost is of preparing and serving a meal in Army barracks.

    • HMS Ocean

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will retain HMS Ocean for the Royal Marines after 2018.

      Military Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the commitments set out in the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review, what the forecast value is of his Department's future...

      Bombardier: Belfast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on the potential job losses at Bombardier in Belfast; and if he will make a...

      Boeing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has paid to Boeing in each of the last five years.

      HMS Albion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the recent refit cost of HMS Albion was.

      Navy: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of non-UK armed forces personnel are currently on active service in the Royal Navy.

      HMS Duncan: Belfast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the benefit to Belfast of its twinning with HMS Duncan.

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what criteria are used when twinning a naval vessel with a UK city; and for what purpose such twining is undertaken.

      NATO: Littoral Warfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what commitments the UK has made to NATO which would require the use of amphibious capabilities.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • 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, how much of that spend was (a) through Carat Ltd...

    • National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on what dates the Royal Parks agency was informed that Victoria Tower Gardens (a) was being considered and (b) had been chosen...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate the Government has made of the annual cost of maintenance and security for the Holocaust Memorial and Learning...

      War Memorials: Barnet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with Barnet Council on ensuring that the war memorial that contains its Jewish history will not be...

      Local Government: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what criteria local authorities must consider when deciding to purchase private land and properties.

      Private Property: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance is available to local authorities on dealing with private properties in a state of disrepair that may cause...

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of the Civil Service workforce in his Department dedicated to planning...

      Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will review the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations...

      Homelessness

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

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to bring into force the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017; and whether he plans to provide additional funding to...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether it remains his Department's policy to publish a list of local authorities that have notified that they have re-billed...

      Social Rented Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of homes for social rent that will be completed in (a) London and (b)...

      Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will place in the Library copies of all correspondence between his Department and the Local Government Association in the...

      Devolution: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will place in the Library the results of the research commissioned by his Department relating to a One Yorkshire...

      Bed and Breakfast Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, in how many cases during (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) 2017 homeless families were unlawfully placed in bed and breakfast...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to announce the proposed shared prosperity fund.

      Department for Communities and Local Government: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his Department's estimate is of the amount of EU legislation and regulation that can be incorporated into UK law without...

      Emergency Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the feasibility of establishing an event to mark the contribution that the emergency services...

      Temporary Accommodation: Haringey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on the number of households from the London Borough of Haringey who have been placed in...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to include and make specific reference to rent-to-buy in the definition of affordable housing in...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to encourage local authorities to include affordable rent-to-buy schemes in their affordable housing...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to encourage private institutional investment in (a) affordable rent-to-buy schemes and (b) other...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether privately-funded affordable rent-to-buy products will qualify for inclusion in Starter Homes Land Fund sites; and if he...

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will list the agencies which supply staff to his Department.

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of directly employed staff of his Department are paid at least the national living wage.

      Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of whether the proposed reform of funding for supported housing can provide for rising levels of...

      Social Rented Housing: Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he has taken to remove barriers to social tenants running a business from home.

      European Regional Development Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much European Regional Development Fund funding by English region has been committed to projects to date; and what...

      Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many households have left their home as a result of flooding in the last three months.

      Temporary Accommodation: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many children in (a) Ashfield constituency and (b) Mansfield have been living in emergency accommodation for more than six...

      Social Rented Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many social housing properties have been built by the local authority in (a) Ashfield constituency, (b) Mansfield and (c)...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Brexit

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

    • Scottish Business Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will publish the membership of the new Scottish business taskforce he announced on 16 September 2017.

      Scotland Office: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what his Department's estimate is of the amount of EU legislation and regulation that can be incorporated into UK law without amendment.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Arms Trade: Trade Fairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 7 September 2017 to Question 8328, what assessment his Department made of the human rights records of those...

    • Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will review his Department's policy on arms sales to Saudi Arabia following alleged human rights violations in Yemen.

      Department for International Trade: Brexit

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

      Overseas Trade: Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he plans to take to facilitate closer and freer trading relationships with Jamaica and other Commonwealth nations when the UK...

      Trade Agreements: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether his Department has discussed a potential new trade agreement with the Government of Iran in 2017.

      Bilateral Aid: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how much bilateral assistance his Department has provided to the Iranian Government in each year since 2010-11.

      European Free Trade Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions have been had with the EFTA states on the UK continuing with such an agreement after the UK leaves the EU.

      Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Oral contribution of the hon. Member for Sefton Central of 12 October 2017, Official Report, column 428, what plans he has...

      Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Oral contribution of the hon. Member for Sefton Central of 12 October 2017, Official Report, column 428, what the average...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Monuments: Parliament Square

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how much of the £5 million announced in the Spring Budget 2017 to commemorate the centenary of votes for women will be spent on the statue of...

    • Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what information the Government holds on the number of equality impact analyses undertaken by government departments in (a) 2015 and (b) 2016.

      Commons Reference Group On Representation and Inclusion

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many recommendations from the Commons Reference Group on Representation and Inclusion the Government has accepted since that group's foundation.

      Gender Recognition Act 2004

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the timetable is for the Government's review of the Gender Recognition Act 2004.

  • Department for Transport

    • Housing: Demolition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many properties in (a) the London Borough of Camden and (b) the UK have been demolished as a consequence of High Speed Rail 2.

    • Parking: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many private parking companies have had access to DVLA data suspended because they have been found not to follow the trade association's code of...

      Department for Transport: Brexit

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

      Shipping: Fuel Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to improve safety when fuel oil is discharged from maritime vehicles.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to modify overhead electrification equipment between Bedford and London.

      Midland Main Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to review the decision to cancel the electrification of the entire Midland Main Line.

      High Speed Trains: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether any studies or reports have been commissioned by HS2 Ltd or his Department on tolerances of vibration levels on high speed rail.

      High Speed Two: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which of the 14 recommendations made in the Ian Bynoe report on HS2 Ltd's complaints handling and community engagement of April 2016 have been...

      Railways: Bedford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the overall provision of Thameslink, London Midland and East Midlands services from London to Bedford...

      East Midlands Rail Franchise: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish a minimum service pattern for the East Midlands rail franchise.

      Railways: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to incentivise train users to use Thameslink services to alleviate over-crowding on all East Midlands services to and from London.

      East Midlands Trains: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made on the number of passengers using East Midlands train service (a) peak-time north-bound, (b) off-peak...

      East Midlands Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to stipulate a minimum journey time from Bedford to London after the grant of the East Midlands train franchise.

      High Speed Two: Surveying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport of 6 September 2017, 154WH, if he will place in the...

      Volkswagen: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Volkswagen on emissions repairs for owners who are still experiencing problems.

      Aerospace Industry: Certification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the European Aerospace Safety Agency about the certification of aerospace technology when the UK leaves the EU.

      A1: Laybys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons lay-bys on the A1 south of Newark are currently closed; and when he expects them to be re-opened to motorists.

      Rolling Stock: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2017 to Question 9752, if he will take steps to encourage the use of Class 707 trains on coastal routes in the...

      Thameslink Railway Line: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of Thameslink trains at Denmark Hill Station in the London Borough of Southwark have been late or cancelled in each of the last five...

      Monarch Airlines: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions took place between his Department and the Pension Protection Fund prior to the Pension Protection Fund assuming liability for the...

      Iron and Steel: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of how much falsified Kobe Steel is in the UK in (a) cars, (b) trains and (c) aeroplanes.

      Railways: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions have taken place between his Department and Network Rail on the scope and cost of making TransPennine a digital railway.

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the cost of linking regulated rail fares to the consumer price index rather than the retail price index.

      Transport: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will provide a detailed breakdown of the £13 billion his Department has allocated for expenditure on transport in the north.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Iran: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations the Government has made to the Government of Iran on the treatment of (a) all political prisoners...

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to improve dialogue and communication between (a) Israel and Hamas, (b) Israel and the...

      Gaza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to end the blockade of the Gaza strip by Israel.

      Iran: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he had with his Iranian counterparts at the recent UN General Assembly in New York (a) in general and (b) on...

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Iranian Government about the new charges being brought against Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe,

      China: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to China on retaining habitats for animals on land in the seas around that country...

      Iran: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will request that the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights investigates the 1988 executions of political prisoners in Iran.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Behavioural Insights Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9 October 2017 to Question 9678, on payments to the Behavioural Insights Team, on what projects funds...

      Turkey: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Turkish Government on the suppression of human rights.

      Mohamed Ramadan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made or steps he has taken on the imprisonment of Mohammad Ramadan in Bahrain.

      Overseas Aid: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 28 March 2017 to Question 909524, on nature conservation, what discussions he has had with the...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit

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

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Iranian Government to secure the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department plans formally to call on the Iranian Government to release Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

      Iran: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the British Ambassador to Iran has (a) received or (b) requested any recent invitations to visit British dual nationals...

      North Korea: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on the number of UK nationals who visited North Korea in the most recent year for which...

      Iran: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Government of Iran on the cases of four Christians in that country who were due to have...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many officials employed in his Department as of 12 October 2017 have substantial experience of international trade negotiations.

      Dual Nationality: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British dual nationals are detained abroad in their country of other nationality.

      Usa: Unesco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has raised the US withdrawal from UNESCO with his US counterpart.

      Cameroon: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to support the human rights of opposition group members in Cameroon.

      Kurds: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for UK foreign policy of the political situation in Kurdistan since the...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on his article on UK-EU relations, published in The Daily Telegraph on 15...

  • Department for International Development

    • Gaza: Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to provide funding and support to people in Gaza to restore full electricity supply from domestic...

    • Gaza: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to provide funding and support to healthcare centres in Gaza which are operating without...

      Department for International Trade: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her Department's estimate is of the amount of EU legislation and regulation that can be incorporated into UK law without amendment.

      Burma and Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with the Bangladesh Government on providing refugees from Rakhine State, Myanmar, with safe passage and...

      Developing Countries: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to secure preferential trading access to the UK for least developed countries after the UK leaves...

      Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what humanitarian support her Department is providing to civilians in Idlib in northern Syria.

      Burma: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with the Myanmar Government on allowing access for humanitarian workers and aid to Rakhine State.

  • Department for Education

    • Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to promote safe alleviation of stress for young people in exams times; and whether there are any initiatives that...

    • Schools: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many nationals of other EU member states work in schools in (a) Kirklees, (b) West Yorkshire and (c) England.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many childcare and early-years education settings in England contain at least one qualified teacher.

      Truancy: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to review her Department's policy on fining parents whose children are absent from school because of term-time vacations.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children in England attending funded childcare and early-education settings do not have contact with a qualified graduate professional.

      Pupils: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether any data extracted from the national pupil database has been transferred from an approved third-party organisation to any other organisation.

      Apprentices: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprenticeships have been offered at Level 2 and above to those aged over 24 in the West Midlands in the last 12 months.

      Association of Independent LSCB Chairs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding her Department provided to the Association of Independent Local Safeguarding Children's Board Chairs in 2016-17.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the hour funding rate was given to each of the eight early implementer areas (a) during the trial period for the 30 hours childcare entitlement...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Answer of 1 November 2016 to Question 50573, what plans she has to update statutory guidance to ensure that childcare providers...

      Department for Education: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Answer of 2 November 2016 to Question 50565, how many staff of her Department are engaged in measuring the effect of the new...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Answer of 21 October 2016 to Question 49012, on pre-school education, how much of that record investment in childcare has been...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of her Department working more closely with the Department of Health to ensure that special needs...

      Schools: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department has provided to schools on the obligation to report criminal behaviour by pupils (a) in general and (b) under the age of...

      Schools: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to raise levels of discipline in schools.

      Pre-school Education: Admissions

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

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason parents must confirm every three months that they are eligible for 30 hours of free childcare; and if she will make a statement.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people who have been issued with a 30 hours eligibility code have not had their code validated due to (a) a failure to find a childcare...

      T-levels: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she has had with service providers and sectoral organisations on the implications of T-levels for the continued provision of Level 2...

      T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many organisations and businesses are signed up to deliver T-level work placements from 2020.

      T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of staffing at the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education for implementation of the T-levels.

      T-levels: Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what involvement further education colleges or providers will have in T-levels panels.

      Children: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when her Department plans to publish the safeguarding strategy for unaccompanied children, announced in November 2016.

      Pre-school Education: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 6 October 2017 to Question 106148, how many of the 350 projects for which Departmental funds were allocated are not yet complete.

      Primary Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of (a) disadvantaged and (b) non-disadvantaged pupils in (i) Ashfield constituency, (ii) Mansfield and (iii) England achieved the...

      Primary Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of pupils in (a) Ashfield constituency, (b) Mansfield and (c) England reached expected Key Stage 2 levels in (i) reading, (ii)...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will set out the criteria by which the Education and Skills Funding Agency is required to seek prior approval from HM Treasury before sites can...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding has been allocated from the public purse to local authorities to support steps to establish air quality plans.

    • Air Pollution: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance his Department plans to provide to schools in areas of high air pollution hotspots to help them protect...

      Chemicals: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential adequacy of the legislative framework regulating the chemicals industry when...

      Dogs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of puppies being smuggled illegally into the UK.

      Marine Conservation Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has set a target date for the designation of an ecologically coherent network of maritime conservation zones.

      Motor Vehicles: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to introduce a vehicle scrappage scheme.

      Deer and Squirrels: Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to control deer and grey squirrel populations in Cornwall.

      Birds of Prey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many hen harrier nests there were on (a) RSPB and (b) non-RSPB reserves in each of the last five years; how many of...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Higher Education: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps he is taking during negotiations on the UK leaving the EU to establish recognition in EU countries of UK degrees completed...

    • 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...

      Horizon 2020

      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...

      Science

      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...

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what plans the Government has to leave the European Economic Area.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the UK can maintain access to EU data, intelligence, training, research and...

      British National (Overseas): EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the status of British National Overseas passport holders in EU member...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the position paper, Continuity in the availability of goods for the EU and the EU, published on 21 August 2017,...

      Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of leaving the single market and customs union on disadvantaged communities and...

      Customs Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps his Department is taking to (a) employ and train customs officials and (b) establish customs control posts and additional...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps he has taken to (a) employ and train staff and (b) acquire appropriate premises for a new cadre of regulators in the event...

      Equipment: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps he plans to take to mitigate the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on UK machinery manufacturers who wish to...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of the Civil Service workforce in his Department dedicated to planning for...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many officials employed in his Department in June 2016 had substantial experience of international trade negotiation.

      Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2017 to Question 8561, if he will publish his Department's studies into the effect of the UK...

  • Attorney General

    • Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2017 to Question 8633, how many British citizens have been (a) charged and (b) convicted of acts relating to the conflict in...

    • Social Media: Misuse

      To ask the Attorney General, how many prosecutions there were for abusive behaviour on social media platforms in each of the last three years; and how many of those prosecutions resulted in a...

      Religious Hatred: Islam

      To ask the Attorney General, with reference to page 11 of the Crown Prosecution Service's (CPS) 2016-17 annual report, on the appointment of inclusion and community engagement managers, whether...

      Hate Crime

      To ask the Attorney General, with reference to page 11 of the Crown Prosecution Service's (CPS) 2016-17 annual report, on hate crime campaigns, what hate crime campaigns (a) have been delivered...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what his Department's estimate is of the amount of EU legislation and regulation that can be incorporated into UK law without amendment.

    • Ports: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment his Department has made of the readiness of Welsh ports to facilitate any added procedural processes in the event that the UK leaves the...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what representations his Department has received on breaches of the Victims' Code during the last three years; and what information his Department holds...

    • Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will meet representatives of the Victims' Forum; and if he will make a statement.

      Victims' Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he or Ministers of his Department last with the Victims' Commissioner; and whether the effectiveness of the Victims' Code was discussed at those...

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government has taken as a result of recommendations and conclusions made in the reports by the Victims' Commissioner, entitled A Review...

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress has been made on the consultation on the need for a victims of crime law which was announced on 18 January 2017.

      Domestic Violence: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people convicted of domestic violence have convictions for violence against (a) two, (b) three and (c) more than three victims.

      Prisons: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect on assisted prison visits of the system going online.

      Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when his Department plans to introduce the Courts Bill.

      Rape: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications were made by defence lawyers to the Crown Court to cross-examine rape victims on their sexual history in each of the last three...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to devolve the operation of any probation functions in England and Wales to (a) local authorities or (b) police commissioners.

      Durham Tees Valley Community Rehabilitation Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness and performance of the Tees Valley Community Rehabilitation Service.

      Courts: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance prevents the disclosure of the address of a victim of domestic violence to their alleged perpetrator during court proceedings.

      Ministry of Justice: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his Department's estimate is of the amount of EU legislation and regulation that can be incorporated into UK law without amendment.

      Ministry of Justice: Government Property Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 12 October 2017 to Question 105820, if he will make public applications made to the Government property unit to extend or...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Myeloma

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people have been diagnosed with multiple myeloma in the UK in each of the last five years.

    • Armed Forces: Census

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including a question in the next census about membership of the armed forces community.

      Census and Electoral Register: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many 18 to 25-year olds in (a) the London Assembly area, (b) the Manchester mayoral area, (c) the Liverpool mayoral area and (d) Wales are recorded...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment he has made of the level of Government procurement from small and medium-sized enterprises.

      Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answers of 12 October 2017 to Question 105513 and of 12 September 2017 to Question 8360, what the reasons are for the time taken to...

      Intelligence and Security Committee

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he expects the Intelligence Security Committee for the current Parliament to be formally reconstituted; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Transport

    • Aviation: Ombudsman

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they are having with the Civil Aviation Authority to ensure that air travellers have access to an independent ombudsman service able to...

    • Consumer Dispute Resolution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the capacity of Consumer Dispute Resolution Ltd to provide effective and appropriate dispute resolution for air travellers during...

      Borders Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Scottish Government about re-opening the rest of the Waverley route from Edinburgh to Carlisle following the partial...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Bombardier: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support they provided to Bombardier Aircraft Division for the "C" Series aircraft; what was the amount of that support; and when that support was...

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Food

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total amount of food waste generated by BEIS offices for each of the last five years.

      Pregnancy: Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what if any proposals they have to provide new and expectant mothers with further protections from redundancy; and whether they have any plans to address the use...

      Business: Billing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 29 June (HL53), stating that the Payment Practices Reporting online service will be available for users...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Israel: West Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel regarding the possible demolition of Khan al-Ahmar.

  • Department for International Development

    • Development Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 25 September (HL 1590), whether the OECD's Development Assistance Committee has legally binding rules or only...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Alternatives to Prison

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of creating alternative penalties for offences that normally require custodial sentences in order to address overcrowding in prisons.

    • Prisoners' Release

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that prisoners know about, and have effective access to, release on temporary licence.

      Youth Custody

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to respond to the Local Government Association's request for an urgent action plan to improve conditions in youth custody provision, following the...

      Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what new initiatives they plan to pursue to support those prisoners with few or no family contacts.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

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