Written answers

Monday, 23 October 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Uber: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of Transport for London's dispute with Uber on taxi operators and drivers in other parts of the UK.

    • Aviation: Zika Virus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make representations to representatives of the airline sector on the withdrawal of the Zika list for cabin crew who are pregnant or trying...

      Motorways: Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to restrict lorries to the inside lane of motorways only; and if he will make a statement.

      Invalid Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's response to its consultation on proposed changes to the laws governing powered mobility scooters, what assessment...

      Motor Vehicles: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on how many occasions the DVLA has (a) written to or contacted and (b) initiated legal proceedings against sellers of motor vehicles for failing to...

      Public Transport: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the potential future level of overcrowding on London's transport network.

      Shipping: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to double the number of apprentices in the UK maritime sector; and what discussions he has had with employers on such an...

      Shipping: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the time taken in agreeing the standard for a Maritime Caterer...

      Merchant Shipping: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many merchant seafarer (a) ratings and (b) officer cadets were trained by employers in the commercial ferry sector in each year since 2009-10.

      Great Western Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the reliability of the bimodal trains being deployed on the Great Western mainline in place of...

      Motor Vehicles: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of SORN vehicles that remain on public highways after being clamped by the Driver and Vehicle...

      Motor Vehicles: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to review the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency's powers to take action on SORN vehicles left on public highways.

      Taxis: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on that Government's review of taxi licensing laws and its implications for cross-border...

  • Home Office

    • Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment the Government has made of the efficiacy of the transfer protocol for unaccompanied child migrants in the UK; and if...

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many outstanding applications for asylum there were in each of the last 12 months.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of cross-border police co-operation with (a) French and (b) other European...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what data her Department holds on the identities and current whereabouts of children who were living in the Jungle refugee camp in Calais...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to ensure provision of legal assistance for unaccompanied migrant children in the UK.

      Visas: Entrepreneurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Tier 1 exceptional talent visas for the digital economy were (a) applied for, (b) accepted and (c) rejected in each of the last...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to review the eligibility criteria for the Dubs scheme; and whether children who have arrived in Europe after the...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Iron and Steel: Port Talbot

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support the relining of Blast Furnace 5 at Port Talbot steelworks.

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Government Property Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 12 October 2017 to Question 105820, if he will make public applications made to the...

      Self-employed: Parental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate he has made of the cost of removing the parental support inequality that exists for self-employed...

      New Businesses: Bolton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the (a) number and (b) financial value of start-up loans was for small businesses in (i) Bolton and (ii) Bolton...

      New Businesses: Bolton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what financial support his Department provides to (a) small and (b) start-up businesses in Bolton.

      Science: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress has been made on creating a roadmap for increasing investment in science to three per cent of gross...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with energy suppliers on ensuring that consumers who have smart meters installed are not...

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress has been made by HM Revenue and Customs to pursue companies that have not registered their beneficial...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2017 to Question 105923 on UK Trade with EU; if he will publish those plans for...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2017 to Question 105923 on UK Trade with EU; what recent discussions he has had...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2017 to Question 105923 on UK Trade with EU; what cost to the public purse was...

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information the Government holds on how many households have been on British Gas, E.on, EDF, Npower, Scottish...

      Pregnancy: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timetable is for the Government's review of redundancy protection for pregnant women and new mothers.

      Energy: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the level of personal debt associated with unpaid energy bills; and if he will make a...

      Energy: Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether an estimate has been made of the number of energy customers in Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk constituency...

      Fracking: Ryedale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2017 to Question 106966, on Fracking: Ryedale, on what day that application was...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2017 to Question 107214, on fracking, if he will make it his policy to undertake a...

      Civil Nuclear Constabulary: Operation Temperer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, How many Civil Nuclear Constabulary personnel have been deployed on Operation Temperer in each of the last three years.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Russia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to implement formal sanctions available to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe under Article...

    • Yukos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) representations his Department has received from and (b) discussions his Department has had with other Council of...

      Syria: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government plans to take steps to help protect those political prisoners detained in Homs Central Prison in Syria.

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Mauritius

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2017 to Question 105948, on which occasions the Government of Mauritius has made known to...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Charter of Fundamental Rights (EU)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will place the assessment undertaken by his Department into the areas in EU law which will comprise the Charter of Fundamental...

    • European Aviation Safety Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether the European Court of Justice has any remit in relation to the activities of the European Aviation Safety Agency.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Family Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Prevention of Maternal Death from Unwanted Pregnancy programme, what the difference is between disability life...

    • Africa: Family Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the number of Disability Life Years Saved in African countries under her Department's Prevention of...

      Africa: Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding from the public purse her Department has provided to organisations or individuals in African countries who support...

      Africa: Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department provided for new abortion service delivery sites in African countries as part of the Prevention of...

      Commonwealth: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to include tackling global health threats such as malaria as part of its ongoing dialogue with...

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she has made a recent assessment of the effect of arms sales to Saudi Arabia on development and humanitarian outcomes in...

      Department for International Development and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Departmental Coordination

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans the Government has to improve coordination between her Department and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

      Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that aid to Yemen reaches those people who need it most; and if she will make a statement.

      Department for International Development: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many companies supplying goods and services to her Department, or contracted to deliver services on behalf of her Department, have...

      Gaza and West Bank: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what financial support her Department has provided towards the construction and redevelopment of schools in the West Bank and Gaza...

      Palestinians: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Memorandum of Understanding between her Department and the Palestinian Authority (PA), signed in 2014, what...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Memorandum of Understanding between her Department and the Palestinian Authority (PA), signed in 2014, what...

      Palestinians: Newspaper Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Memorandum of Understanding between her Department and the Palestinian Authority (PA), signed in 2014, what...

      Department for International Development: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many climate and environment advisers have been employed by her Department in each of the last 10 years.

      Commonwealth Development Corporation: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will publish projected disbursements by her Department to the Commonwealth Development Corporation in each of the next five...

      Bangladesh: Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with representatives from (a) WaterAid and (b) other NGOs on efforts to improve access to clean...

  • Department for Education

    • Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average class size was in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) Bury North constituency and (ii) the UK in each of the last seven years.

    • Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of those eligible for free school meals in (a) Bury North constituency and (b) the UK took up free school meals in each...

      Education: Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the statistics on educational participation and attainment by Irish Travellers in the race disparity audit can be broken down for (a)...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of those eligible for free school meals in (a) Enfield North constituency, (b) London and (c) the UK took up free school...

      Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average class size was in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) Enfield North constituency, (ii) London and (iii) the UK in each of...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans for the review of higher education funding and student financing to commence; and if she will make a statement.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the effect on the public finances of lost interest receivable arising from changes to the (a) lower...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Written Statement of 9 October 2017, on Student finance update, HCWS 145, what estimate her Department has made of changes to the...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Written Statement of 9 October 2017, on Student finance update, HCWS 145, what estimate her Department has made of the long-term...

      Primary Education: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many state-funded primary schools in West Sussex are rated in the top 250 such schools in England for key stage 2 national curriculum assessment...

      Education: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to work with West Sussex County Council on improving educational results in that area.

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2017 to Question 5580, how many local authorities have (a) requested to disapply the high pass-through requirement...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2017 to Question 105659, how many of the schools in receipt of additional funding to reach their minimum per...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department plans to provide a hotline for inquiries from hon. Members to support them with constituency casework relating to childcare...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children with both special educational needs and a disability have (a) received a 30 hours free childcare eligibility and (b) had that...

      Nurseries: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many training places were available for nursery teachers in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; and how many applications...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Small Claims: Personal Injury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 20 September 2017 to Question 7819, when he plans to bring forward secondary legislative proposals to increase the small...

    • Ministry of Justice: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many 0345 telephone numbers are in use by his Department; and how much revenue has been generated by each such telephone number in each year since 2010.

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to review the effect on households of the 2014 changes to enforcement agents.

      Personal Independence Payment: Alyn and Deeside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average waiting time for personal independence payments tribunals in Alyn and Deeside constituency was in each of the last four years.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reasons waiting times for personal independent payment tribunals have increased over the last four years.

      Employment Tribunals Service: Glasgow East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many employment tribunal claimants there were in Glasgow East constituency in the 12 months (a) before and (b) after the introduction of tribunal fees.

      Social Security Benefits: Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many claimants have had their tribunal appointment rescheduled due to insufficient time on the day in the last 12 months.

      Dangerous Driving: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2017 to Question 62091, what the outcome has been of the dangerous driving consultation which closed on 1 February...

      Courts: Chichester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2017 to Question 9941, what options are being considered on alternative court provision for Chichester; and what...

      Personal Independence Payment: Coventry South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average waiting time for personal independence payment tribunals in Coventry South constituency was in each of the last four years.

      Employment Tribunals Service: Coventry South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many employment tribunal claimants there were in Coventry South constituency in the 12 months (a) before and (b) after the introduction of tribunal fees.

      Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance his Department has issued to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority on the assessment of victims of trafficking.

  • Scotland Office

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Qatar: European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will provide an update on progress on the potential order by Qatar of 24 Typhoon aircraft.

    • Hawk Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress his Department has made on suitability tests of Advanced Hawk 128 T2 Jet Trainers; and whether he plans to procure further Advanced Hawks...

      Warships: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the annual (a) maintenance, (b) spares, (c) fuel, (d) provision and (e) other running costs of a (i) Type 45 Destroyer,...

      Cyprus: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the effects of acacia clearances in the UK Sovereign Base Area in Cyprus on the illegal trapping of songbirds...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure that the planned refresh of the Government's defence industrial policy ensures that the flow of work from prime...

      Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which defence systems and equipment his Department regards as critical for retaining sovereign defence capability.

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of trends in the size of the Army.

      Veterans: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much Libor funding has been given to charities which support veterans in each of the last five years.

      Navy: Amphibious Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations the Government has made to the Government of (a) Chile and (b) Brazil on the sale of the Royal Navy's Albion-class LPDs.

      NATO: Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK armed forces personnel participated in the 2017 BALTOPS exercise.

      Navy: Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many amphibious assault exercises have been conducted by UK armed forces formations in each of the last five years.

      Marines: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which units of the Royal Marines he plans to reduce in size as a result of reductions in the number of personnel; and what plans he has to reduce the...

      HMS Duncan: Belfast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2017 to Question 107311, on HMS Duncan: Belfast, which affiliates the Commanding Officer maintains relationships with.

      Navy: Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost was of the deployment of the UK's Response Force Task Group as part of Operation Cougar in each of the last five years.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Operation Ruman in providing humanitarian aid to Caribbean islands affected by hurricane Irma.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to encourage innovation in the defence industry.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on defence spending.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many reports of incorrect universal credit awards investigated by HM Revenue and Customs and his Department Jointly Managed Engagement...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many reports of incorrect universal credit awards have been investigated by HM Revenue and Customs and his Department Jointly Managed...

      Social Security Benefits: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to remove restrictions on work-related benefits.

      Employment: Bury North

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

      Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many 0345 telephone numbers are in use by his Department; and how much revenue has been generated by each such telephone number in each...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if it will publish the risk register for the roll-out of universal credit.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information his Department holds on the number of decisions that individual decision-makers have overturned at tribunal in each of the...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will meet the hon. Member for Glasgow East and a delegation from WASPI Glasgow and Lanarkshire to discuss changes to the state pension...

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many full-time equivalent staff are currently employed at Shettleston jobcentre in Glasgow.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many full-time equivalent staff are currently employed at Parkhead jobcentre in Glasgow.

      Pensioners: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of how many people above state pension age will no longer have their full rent covered by support for housing costs...

      BAE Systems: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff are employed in his Department's Rapid Response Team set up to assist BAE Systems employees affected by recent job losses; in...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will provide hon. Members with a direct telephone contact number for benefit centres in their and neighbouring constituencies.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will review the employment and support allowance assessment criteria to tackle the difficulties faced by applicants suffering with...

      Jobcentres: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the number of (a) job centres and (b) full-time permanent job centre employees there were in Wales in each year since 2010.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many full-time equivalent staff are currently employed at Easterhouse jobcentre in Glasgow.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many full-time equivalent staff his Department employs at Bridgeton Jobcentre in Glasgow.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many companies supplying goods and services to his Department, or contracted to deliver services on behalf of his Department, have been...

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2017 to Question 106777, if he will carry out an assessment of the effect of the freezing of the rate of...

      Universal Credit: Warrington North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Warrington North constituency are in receipt of universal credit.

      Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 1 February 2017 to Question 61821, on children: poverty, when he plans to publish his Department's green paper...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 12 October 2017 to Question 106558, if he will give claimants of benefits other than universal credit the ability to...

      State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will set out the criteria by which UK citizens living abroad are eligible for annual increases in the state pension; and if he will...

      State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what advice the Government gives to people in receipt of the state pension on how long they can spend abroad before their entitlement to the...

      State Retirement Pensions: Aberavon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will meet the hon. Member for Aberavon and a delegation from Aberavon WASPI women to discuss changes to the state pension age for women...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on reassessing entitlement to personal independence payments for existing claimants with progressive and severe conditions...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Pets: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the single animal activities licensing regime to regulate online sales.

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Government Property Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 October 2017 to Question 105820, if he will make public applications made to the Government...

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the levels of domestic and business insurance held by those at risk of flooding...

      Animal Welfare: Bolton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people in Bolton were found guilty of animal cruelty in each of the last three years.

      Food: Production

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to increase food production in the UK in the event that the UK leaves the EU in March...

      Phytophthora Ramorum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the extent of the spread of sudden oak death; and if he will make a statement.

      Sewage: Rivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that water companies set long-term wastewater plans to prevent sewage polluting rivers.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Council Tax: Arrears

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people have been in council tax arrears since April 2017; and the total amount of such arrears.

    • Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the budget of the troubled families programme will be for (a) 2017-18, (b) 2018-19 and (c) 2019-2020.

      Burglary: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential connection between (a) street and (b) ambient lighting and the incidence of burglaries.

      Allotments: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of people on a waiting list for an allotment in England in each year since 2013.

      Tenancy Deposit Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken to establish the role of letting agents in ensuring that landlords comply with their...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many requests his Department has received from (a) local authorities, (b) housing associations and (c) other social housing...

      Housing: Smoke Alarms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of (a) privately-rented, (b) social and (c) owner-occupied homes in...

      Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many hectares of land in England have been (a) declassified and (b) classified as greenbelt in each of the last 20 years.

      Council Tax: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effects on the number of (a) households and (b) children living in poverty...

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many officials in his Department are currently working on matters relating to the UK exiting the EU.

      Housing: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of the average cost to the owner of a domestic dwelling of damage caused by fire in a property...

      Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) published on anti-Semitism since May 2010.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure small businesses working in separate parts of a building linked by communal staircases, lifts...

  • Wales Office

    • Exports: Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what proportion of total Welsh exports in (a) goods and (b) services went to the Middle East in 2016.

    • Ports: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2017 to Question 107429, whether the Government plans to allocate additional funds in financial year 2018-19 to...

  • HM Treasury

    • Income Tax: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the cost to the public purse of raising the income tax allowance to £12,500.

    • Revenue and Customs: Standards

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the HM Revenue and Customs Group's work programme since its establishment.

      Revenue and Customs: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 24 July 2017 to Question 5961, whether HM Revenue and Customs employees have been disciplined for accessing their own online...

      Treasury: Telephone Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many 0345 telephone numbers are in use by his Department; and how much revenue has been generated by each such telephone number in each year since 2010.

      National Infrastructure Commission

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made on the programme of work of the National Infrastructure Commission; and if he will make a statement.

      Charities

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much funding will be made available for charities in the upcoming round of Libor funding.

      Personal Care Services and Plastic Surgery: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value of VAT receipts from cosmetic surgery and services was in each of the last 10 years.

      Paye

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2017 to Question 107475, on PAYE, if he will make it his policy to collect data on the number of Real Time Information...

      Beer: Small Businesses

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will review the operation of the small brewer relief scheme to ensure there are no barriers to growth for small and medium-sized brewers.

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on beer prices of the 3.9 per cent increase in beer duty announced in the Budget 2017.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress the Government is making on increasing the scale and development of its own capabilities to disrupt the most serious cyber threats as set...

    • Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to make an assessment of the effect of relocating staff to regional hubs on (a) staff turnover and (b) available expertise.

      Electronic Government: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many registered users there are of GOV.UK Verify; and how many such users there were (a) six months and (b) one year ago.

      Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff including consultants have been hired across Government Departments for work on the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in April...

      Cabinet Office: Redundancy Pay

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

      Cabinet Office: Redundancy

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

      Cabinet Office: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he has taken to facilitate whistleblowing in his Department and its arm-length bodies.

      Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 4 September 2017 to Question 8205, on Government Departments: buildings, what the total cost to the public purse is of the...

      Candidates: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will bring forward proposals to extend the option for candidates to restrict publication of their home address to all polls.

      Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 7591, on civil servants: recruitment, which Government Departments are included in the pilots;...

      Elections: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will remove the requirement for election agents' home addresses to be published.

      Candidates: Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will review the process of recording candidates' expenses including the consideration of the return to, and subsequent reporting of, expenses to...

      Public Sector: Complaints

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to introduce a formal complaints system as recommended by the Law Commission to provide for a clearer and local system of...

      Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 7037, on Civil Service recruitment, what positive impacts can be measured thus far of the...

      Government Property Unit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 8258, on the Government Property Unit, what the budget is for staff learning and development;...

      List of Ministerial Responsibilities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to update his Office's publication entitled List of Ministerial Responsibilities.

      Government Property Unit: Secondment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2017 to Question 8714, on Government Property Unit: staff, from which firm the one employee seconded from...

      Government Departments: Food

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much of the food and drink purchased by (a) the Government and (b) its departments and agencies is sourced from Scotland.

      Government Property Unit: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 12 October to Question 105943, from which organisation that member of staff has been seconded from; and for what time period...

      Government Chief Scientific Adviser

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to appoint a permanent Government Chief Scientific Advisor.

      Electoral Register: Homelessness

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that homeless people are (a) registered to vote and (b) participate in elections; and what assessment he...

      Public Sector: Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which agencies have been notified by Deloitte that their data may have been compromised following a cyber attack.

      Intelligence and Security Committee: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the timetable is for the appointment of members of the Intelligence and Security Committee.

      Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he has taken to ensure that spending from the Prosperity Fund takes place across Government in accordance with (a) the provisions of the...

      Employment: East Ham

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of the working population of East Ham constituency is employed in the (a) public and (b) private sector.

      Government Communication Service: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many trips have been taken by GCS staff to (a) Georgia, (b) Montenegro and (c) Ukraine since September 2015; and what the average cost to the...

      Personal Income

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the difference in net income between January 2007 and January 2017 is for a family with two parents in full-time work on average earnings with two...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Bombardier: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 11 October 2017 to Question 106245, if he will place in the Library the minutes of meetings he or his Department's...

    • Bombardier: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 15 September 2017 to Question 9154, if he will publish details of (a) US Administration staff, (b) business...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which key targets for UK exports he has identified as a priority for future trade negotiations; and if he will make a statement.

      China: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of EU Regulation 2017/1480 on UK employment levels and job security.

      Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he has had with representatives of the UK retail sector on the potential implications for that sector of the UK leaving the...

      Exports: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment his Department has made of the number of small and medium-sized enterprises who export goods to other EU countries but have...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gaming Machines: Coventry South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will estimate the total spend each year on fixed-odds betting terminals in Coventry South constituency.

    • Lotteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will respond to the Culture, Media and Sport Committee report, on Societies' Lotteries, published on 25 March 2015, HC...

      Tourism: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government is represented on the Tourism Industry Emergency Response Group.

      Food: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will take steps to work with broadcasting regulators to prevent advertisements for high-sugar food and drinks products...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliament: Food and Drinks

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how much of the food and drink purchased by the (a) House of Commons and (b) UK...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Parades Commission: Membership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he is taking to ensure the composition of the Parades Commission reflects Northern Ireland society.

  • Department of Health

    • In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many human eggs, which have been frozen, have (a) thawed and (b) been fertilised; how many of those eggs have (i) developed into embryos and (ii)...

    • Fertility: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the (a) Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and (b) Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency are taking to collect...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many abortions (a) Marie Stopes International and (b) the British Pregnancy Advisory Service have carried out in each year since 2011.

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to monitor the progress of children conceived through the fertilisation of frozen oocytes for (a) epigenetic and (b)...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many human eggs were frozen by HFEA-registered fertility clinics in each of the last 12 months.

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many eggs have been used in research to enable (a) pro-nuclear transfer and (b) maternal spindle transfer in each of the last five years.

      Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many incidents involving ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome were recorded in licensed HFEA clinics in each year since 2011; and what the severity...

      Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many non-patient donors who had ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome were categorised as grade (a) A and (b) B in each year for which information is...

      Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the level of data his Department has collected on ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome has been in each year since 2010.

      Respiratory System: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were admitted via accident and emergency departments with a primary diagnosis of a respiratory condition in each month of the (a)...

      Hearing Impairment: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to respond to the recommendations on patient-led assessments of core environments relating to people who are hearing or sight-impaired...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his Department's consultation response entitled Infected Blood Support: Special Category Mechanism, published on 28 September 2017,...

      NHS: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many sites in and around Warrington are owned by the NHS; and where those such sites are situated.

      Hospitals: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which locations were proposed for a new hospital in Warrington during his recent visit to that constituency.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to Annex A, Section B of his Department's consultation response to Infected blood support: special category mechanism, published on 6...

      Urological Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of canine olfactory detection of human urological cancer in each of the last three years.

      Nurses: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what contingency plans his Department has made for a reduction in the number of EU nationals working as nurses in the NHS as a result of the UK leaving...

      NHS Protect

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what arrangements have been made for (a) issuing NHS Safety Alerts and (b) the notification of Orders since NHS Protect ceased operation.

      Health Professions: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, to whom should data for all incidents of violence against healthcare workers be reported in order to facilitate the collection of statistics at a...

      Health: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the 2014 National Study of Health and Wellbeing data will be made available through the UK data service for secondary research.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his Department's consultation response entitled Infected Blood Support: Special Category Mechanism, published on 28 September 2017, if...

      Department of Health: Libor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department or its agencies have submitted any bids for Libor funding in any of the last five years.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his Department's consultation response, entitled Infected Blood Support: Special Category Mechanism, published on 28 September 2017, if...

      Dental Services: Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dental patients who were fined for not being entitled to free dental care, were subsequently refunded in (a) the Batley and Spen constituency,...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate the Government has made of the number of people who are in receipt of social care.

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on UK supplies of donated tissues and cells of the UK leaving the EU without formal agreement on the...

      Blood: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on blood supplies in the UK of the UK leaving the EU without formal agreement on the UK remaining...

  • Department for Transport

    • Driving under Influence: Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 21 December 2016 (HL4034), what progress has been made in collecting and publishing figures for...

    • Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following the publication of their report introducing roadworthiness testing for fast tractors used for haulage, and other technical changes to vehicle...

      Invalid Vehicles: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 20 September, what discussions they have held with the police about the enforcement of the Use of...

  • Home Office

    • Police: Road Traffic Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many traffic police by police region there were in England and Wales in (1) 2015, and (2) 2016.

    • Road Traffic Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, of the court prosecutions for traffic offences in 2016, how many (1) were generated by camera enforcement or initiated by police officers, and (2) ended with (a)...

      British Nationality: Assessments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many complaints were received regarding the Life in the UK citizenship test in each month since 2010.

      British Nationality: Assessments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect that passing the Life in the UK citizenship test has in promoting British values and improving integration.

      Electronic Surveillance: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken, or propose to take, since the publication of the Annual Report from the Interception of Communications Commissioner on 8 April 2014 and...

      Crime: Rural Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of rural crime on farmers and other rural businesses.

      Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of asylum applications there will be once the UK is no longer a party to the Dublin Regulation III after...

      Immigration: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of fees set by the Home Office for (1) border, (2) immigration, and (3) citizenship services, has been used to fund each of those...

      Immigration: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of fees set by the Home Office for (1) border, (2) immigration, and (3) citizenship services, have been used to fund different services, in each...

      Immigration: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the amount of fees received by the Home Office from people using email to make enquiries about (1) border, (2) immigration, and (3)...

      Immigration: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of fees received by the Home Office from people overseas using email to make enquiries about (1) border, (2) immigration, and (3) citizenship...

      British Nationality: Assessments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many attempts to sit the Life in the UK citizenship test have been made in each month since 1 January 2010.

      British Nationality: Assessments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals passed the Life in the UK citizenship test in each month since 1 January 2010.

      Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan to prevent harassment and intimidation of women accessing abortion services.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Natural Gas: Storage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many billions of KWh of natural gas storage the UK possesses; and what comparative estimate they have made of the equivalent figures for (1) Germany, (2)...

    • Congenital Abnormalities: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what Government-sponsored research is currently under way in respect of neural tube defect births.

      Property Searches

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to authorise the HM Land Registries scheme to digitise local land charge data; and when they plan to provide a fixed timeframe for the sign off...

      Bombardier: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many interactions, and with which officials, have they had with the government of the United States regarding the trade dispute brought by Boeing against...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which departments will be responsible for the management of any future legislation relating to Euratom and EU Directives on (1) radioactive waste and spent fuel...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote integrated working between the agencies responsible for licensing nuclear sites and for safeguarding the public and the...

      Small Businesses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who within the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has responsibility for overseeing and monitoring (1) the overall impact of Government...

      Utilities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to publish a Green Paper during the current Parliament which covers consumer protection in relation to third-party intermediaries which offer...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • British Overseas Territories: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what sums they have allocated to the relief efforts for damage caused to British Overseas Territories as a result of recent adverse weather.

    • Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent representations they have made to the government of the United States about the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.

      Burma: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the military’s role in the persecution of religious minorities throughout Myanmar, including in the Shan and Kachin States.

      Burma: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of freedom of religion and belief throughout Myanmar.

      Burma: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the pressure placed on children to convert to Buddhism in the military run NaTaLa schools in Myanmar.

      Burma: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the arrests in Myanmar of two Kachin Baptist priests who face up to eight years imprisonment for assisting journalists,...

      Egypt: LGBT People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Egypt regarding recent reported increases in prosecutions and raids on the LGBTQ community in Egypt.

      Israel: Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they made to the government of Israel following the report from Medical Aid for Palestinians that five female cancer patients died in August...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel in response to reports that Israeli forces are using live ammunition on Palestinians during...

      Israel: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel regarding the more than 53 mosques and churches that have been vandalised in Israel and...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Transport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to produce a position paper on transport post-Brexit.

    • Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many EU-level regulatory bodies they anticipate will require the establishment of a new UK-level body as a result of the UK's departure from the EU and...

      Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of statements made by the Prime Minister about a vision of a global Britain following Brexit, how consistent, or otherwise, this is with her previous...

      Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any sectoral advice papers which they commissioned in relation to Brexit will be released in 2017 in order to assist public and business...

      Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the latest constitutional advice they have (1) sought, and (2) received, as to whether the Article 50 application to leave the EU can be revoked before the...

      Customs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to EU member states regarding the cost of new customs facilities and infrastructure that would be required in the event of a no...

  • Department for International Development

    • Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 20 September (HL1252), what is the role of Tamkeen in delivering UK aid to support moderates in...

    • Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 20 September (HL1252), whether the UK aid given to Tamkeen has been spent in areas of...

      Libya: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the report produced by Oxfam and Doctors for Human Rights on the experience of refugees, not least women, fleeing war, persecution and...

  • Department for Education

    • Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many companies pay the apprenticeship levy in each region of England; and what proportion of revenue from the apprenticeship levy is paid by companies in each...

    • Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the apprenticeship levy revenue raised between April and September has been distributed to training providers.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be the role of (1) Ofsted, and (2) the Institute for Apprenticeships, in monitoring the quality of apprenticeship training providers under the new...

      Learndirect

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to seek compensation from Learndirect Ltd for (1) breach of contract, or (2) misuse of public funds.

      Apprentices: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Association of Employment and Learning Providers about the funding allocated to training providers for employers of...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Dangerous Driving

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prosecutions there were in 2016 for causing death by driving; and of those, how many resulted in a conviction.

    • Magistrates: Sentencing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to enable magistrates to imprison offenders for up to 12 months.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Part-time Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Earl Howe on 11 October (HL Deb, col 249) indicating that references to "part-time" were included within a previous Armed Forces...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the request from the Chartered Institution of Housing to delay the further rolling out of Universal Credit until existing payment...

    • Welfare Assistance Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the finding contained in the report of the Centre for Responsible Credit, The Decline of Crisis and Community Care Support in...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Atos and Capita deploy the same healthcare professionals for the non-medical Personal Independence Payment assessment and the medical assessment for...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Livestock: Transport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the six-day standstill rule on farmers taking their animals to auction marts.

    • Electric Vehicles: Batteries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 14 September (HL1306), what modelling they have carried out to determine the level of private...

      Bees: Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they intend to take to help beekeepers provide a safe environment for bees to thrive.

      Agricultural Products: UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, as part of the UK's future relationship with the EU, they will seek preferential access to the EU Single Market for agricultural products.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Leasehold: Housing Associations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to review legislation in relation to leasehold enfranchisement where the freeholder is a charity and the landlord is a housing association.

    • Social Rented Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will allocate the £2 billion for new council and housing association house building announced by the Prime Minister on 4 October; and over what...

      Social Rented Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many new houses they expect to be built as a result of the additional £2 billion for council and housing association homes announced by the Prime Minister...

      Tenants' Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 14 September (HL1315), how tenants of (1) housing associations, and (2) land in the...

      Non-domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 12 September (HL1544), what activities they are undertaking as part of their...

      Lancashire County Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether they should take direct control of the administration of Lancashire County Council by appointing a commissioner.

      Local Government: Trade Unions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what protections are in place to avoid conflicts of interest in the negotiating process between local authorities and trade unions in relation to the terms and...

  • HM Treasury

    • Overseas Loans: Republic of Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the UK is still owed by the Republic of Ireland as a result of loans connected to the financial crash of 2007; what are the arrangements for repayment;...

    • Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the costs and benefits of introducing a windfall tax on the surplus profits made by house builders as a result of the...

      Halifax Bank of Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Financial Conduct Authority advised them that their report into the collapse of HBOS would be produced in a manner which would allow it to be published.

      European Investment Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to remain (1) an investor in, and (2) recipient of funding from, the European Investment Bank; and if not, whether they will elect to...

      Revenue and Customs: Birmingham

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of those who will be working at HMRC's new building at 3 Arena Central in Birmingham will be able to store their bikes in the building; and whether...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in reforming stamp duty land tax, it was their policy intention to reduce receipts and transactions in properties over £1million in 2016–17.

      Interest Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of current interest rates on asset prices, the value of sterling, and business investment.

  • Cabinet Office

  • Department for International Trade

    • Bombardier: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Boeing Corporation concerning that company's complaint against Bombardier's "C" Series aircraft.

    • Bombardier: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Canada concerning the decision of the US Department of Commerce to impose a 300 per cent levy on sales of...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sky: 21st Century Fox

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they anticipate announcing the result of the current application regarding the merger of Sky with 21st Century Fox.

    • Athletics: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much (1) HM Treasury, and (2) Lottery, funding has been committed to the proposed UK track and field event on 21 July 2018 between athletes from...

      London Stadium

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the cost of converting the London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from a football stadium to a venue meeting the requirements for an international...

      Olympic Games: Russia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the position taken by UK Anti-Doping in support of the letter signed by the National Anti-Doping Organisations in their call for...

      Sports: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they support an opt-out for sport from the General Data Protection Resolution Regulations (EU) 2016/679 which come into force on 25 May 2018; and what...

      Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made with their review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures.

  • Department of Health

    • Meat: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, whether they have made any assessment of the relative risks to human health of (1) horse meat in particular from the EU which has had illegal penicillin...

    • Contraceptives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of concerns raised by Public Health England in their report Sexual health, reproductive health and HIV, published in August, what assessment...

      Travel: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the terms of reference and timescale for the review of travel vaccinations being undertaken by Public Health England.

      Fentanyl

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Macmillan Cancer Support over the potential withdrawal of the Fentanyl citrate drug for dying cancer patients who need urgent...

      Congenital Abnormalities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many births classed as (1) spina bifida, (2) hydrocephalus, and (3) anencephaly caused by neural tube defects, there have been in each of the last five years.

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