Written answers

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the number of vehicle accidents in (a) 2014, (b) 2015 and (c) 2016 that involved vehicles with tyres over...

    • Electric Vehicles: Peterlee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will provide funding for the installation of an electric vehicle rapid-charging point in Peterlee.

      Electric Vehicles: Easington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to increase the number of electric vehicle charging points in the Easington constituency.

      RAF Northolt: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will actively promote the use of RAF Northolt to facilitate UK regional air links to Heathrow Airport; and whether he has made an...

      Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to define a strategic network of general aviation airfields.

      Railways: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department has made in extending the Oyster card zone to Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City and Welwyn North railway stations.

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many private hire vehicles operate in a different local authority area from their area of registration in (a) the North West and (b) England and...

      Railways: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent guidance his Department has provided to Network Rail on the procurement of UK manufactured steel products in rail renewal upgrades and new...

      Great Western Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what date electrification of the Great Western mainline to Cardiff is expected to be completed.

      Transport: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of how much falsified Kobe (a) steel, (b) aluminium and (c) copper has been used in the UK's transport infrastructure.

      Ryanair

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of Ryanair's decision to cancel 11,000 flights on the capacity and resilience of the UK transport system.

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to update legislation governing the taxi and private hire industry; and if he will make a statement.

      Aviation: Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of changes to security made by the authorities at Sharm El Sheikh Airport.

      Cardiff Central Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Written Statement of 20 July 2017, HCWS 160, on rail infrastructure funding: 2009-24, what discussions he has had with the (a) Welsh...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Trade Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations his Department has made to the two accredited trade associations on the practice of credit clamping.

    • Department for Communities and Local Government: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what records his Department keeps on the delivery of projects of a value in excess of £10,000.

      Housing Starts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many housing starts there were in (a) May, (b) June, (c) July and (d) August 2017.

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what information his Department has provided directly to the public to help it understand the threat from extremism and to...

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his Department's (a) catering and (b) hospitality budget was in (i) 2015, (ii) 2016 and (iii) 2017.

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of his Department's staff excluding non-departmental public bodies were (a) women in top management posts, (b)...

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department spent on software licences in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) 2017.

      Airports: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to include protection for airfields in the National Planning Policy Framework.

      Local Government: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which areas the Government is holding active discussions with on further devolution in England.

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding his Department has allocated to adult social care in (a) Kirklees, (b) West Yorkshire and (c) England in each...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of homelessness in (a) Liverpool, (b) Liverpool City Region, (c) the...

      Supported Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish his new policy on funding for supported housing.

      High Rise Flats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of residential buildings over 30 metres high which are owned or managed by a council or...

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether any policy of administrative aims and objectives set out in his Department's single departmental plan for 2015 to 2020...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Energy: Mobile Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what financial support is available for pensioners living in park homes to assist with the costs of implementing energy...

    • Manufacturing Industries: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support manufacturers in the North West.

      Driverless Vehicles: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on employment of the introduction of autonomous vehicles.

      Energy: Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that landlords do not avoid compliance with the minimum energy standards...

      Energy: Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2017 to Question 8878, whether the Government plans to introduce regulations to...

      Electric Vehicles: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many grants have been awarded to the owners of electric and hybrid vehicles.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has estimated of the amount of coal that will be needed to manufacture the steel needed to...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has estimated of the amount of coal that will be needed to manufacture the cement needed to...

      Fuel Poverty: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many households in the (a) London Borough of Enfield, (b) Enfield North constituency and (c) Greater London area...

      BAE Systems: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that skills in the defence manufacturing industry are retained across the Solent area...

      BAE Systems: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on what date the Government was first made aware of plans of the latest round of job losses at BAE Systems.

      BAE Systems: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of jobs in Warrington in the supply chain for BAE Systems.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many households in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK spent more than...

      Cost of Energy Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the document entitled Professor Dieter Helm - declaration of interest, published by his Department on...

      Cost of Energy Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the document entitled Professor Dieter Helm - declaration of interest, published by his Department on...

      Cost of Energy Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the document entitled Professor Dieter Helm - declaration of interest, published by his Department on...

      Manufactured Goods: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect on UK manufacturing of the UK unilaterally removing all...

      Energy Intensive Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to discuss industrial decarbonisation and energy efficiency action plans with the leaders of the...

      Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what criteria the Government used to decide (a) how much should be allocated to different sectors through the...

      Business: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect on productivity of local council business support programmes.

      Vauxhall Motors: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with PSA on the reduction of the number of shifts at the Vauxhall car plant at...

      Vauxhall Motors: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to ensure jobs are available of equivalent skills for workers who lose their jobs at Vauxhall...

      Vauxhall Motors: Exchange Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect on manufacturing costs at Vauxhall Ellesmere Port of changes in the exchange...

      Vauxhall Motors: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with (a) businesses and (b) representatives of the Vauxhall Ellesmere Port supply chain...

      Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, to whom businesses developing sector deals as part of the industrial strategy should submit their proposals.

      Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for the future of the UK manufacturing sector of the most recent...

      BAE Systems: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of BAE Systems job losses, announced in October 2017, on the UK's...

      Fuel Poverty: Glasgow East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of households in Glasgow East constituency which spend more than 10 per cent of...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what grants and other financial support are available to help sick and terminally ill people improve home energy...

      Kobe Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to ensure that businesses and consumers across the UK are notified about any safety issues arising...

      Hinkley Point C Power Station: Radioactive Materials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions Ministers or officials of his Department have had with National Resources Wales and Welsh Government...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support (a) tidal energy, (b) other forms of renewable energy as part of a broader strategy...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress is being made on meeting the fifth carbon budget.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much additional funding is required to deliver the 2030 fuel poverty target set out in the Clean Growth Plan; and...

      Energy: Coventry South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of energy customers in Coventry South constituency who are on (a) standard...

      Modern Working Practices Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 11 October 2017 to Question 106377, on Modern Working Practices Review, if he will publish...

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what guidance his Department has issued to EDF Energy on removal of radioactively contaminated mud from around Hinkley...

      Glass: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with representatives of glass manufacturers on the effect of the renewables obligation and...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Tunisia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to visit Tunisia following the lifting of the travel ban.

    • Al Qaeda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what contribution the UK is making to degrading Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in the Gulf.

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will support EU sanctions against Myanmar's military leaders in response to their role in the Rohingya crisis.

      USA: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart in bilateral co-operation on foreign and security policy.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Saudi Government on lifting the blockade of Yemeni ports and airports.

      South Sudan: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Emirati counterpart on that country's use of regulatory gaps in UK shell companies to...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to end the violence against Rohingya people in Myanmar; and what support the Government is...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government plans to (a) attend and (b) make representations at the next meeting of EU Ministers at which the...

      Maldives: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the strength of the UK's relationship with the Maldives; what the objectives are of the...

      China: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received on Chinese lawyer Gao Zhisheng and his friends, Shao Zhong Guo, Li Fa Wang and Shi Da Cheng.

      China: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received on restrictions on the right to freedom of religion or belief for Uighur Muslims in...

      Algeria: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last met his counterpart in Algeria; and what issues were discussed at that meeting.

      Bolivia: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last met his counterpart in Bolivia; and what issues were discussed at that meeting.

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the decision of the US President to de-certify the Joint...

      Law of the Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many members of staff in his Department have worked on marine diplomacy in each of the last five years.

      Antarctic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many members of staff in his Department work on matters relating to Antarctica.

  • Cabinet Office

    • 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, whether any workers or firms from outside the Government...

    • Cabinet Office: Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, 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...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Green Paper and consultation on the long-term funding for social care will include proposals for working age adults with disabilities.

      Absent Voting

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many voters in the (a) 2016 EU referendum and (b) 2017 UK General Election voted (i) at a polling station, (ii) by post and (iii) by proxy.

      Census: Arabs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reason the Office of National Statistics included an ethnic group category for Arabs in the 2011 census.

      Census: Sikhs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the level of demand for the inclusion of a separate tick box to denote Sikh ethnicity expressed in the Office for...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Electronic Government

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the proportion of site visits, from a verified account, which start on GOV.UK verify which are successful in accessing a...

  • Department for International Development

    • Giraffes: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department has provided for the conservation of giraffes since June 2015; which projects have been supported by that...

    • Developing Countries: Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the effect on economic growth in countries where malaria is endemic.

      Pakistan: Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government plans to take to use its aid to Pakistan as a mechanism to discourage the overregulation of NGOs and to...

      Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funds her Department has committed to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria programme in the financial years...

      Developing Countries: Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department provided for bilateral programmes on tuberculosis in the financial years (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16 and (c)...

      Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on ensuring that expenditure from the Prosperity Fund prioritises international...

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

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

      Palestinians: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 11 October 2017 to Question 105565, on Palestinians: schools, which international reports on the Palestinian...

      Developing Countries: Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she has taken to protect local staff on programmes funded by her Department from sexual harassment and to provide routes to...

  • Department for Education

    • Comprehensive Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of children's progress in those comprehensives known as groups which have a grammar school culture of strict...

    • Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the new funding formula for schools includes funding for students with high needs; and if she will make a statement.

      Pupils: Fingerprints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her policy is on the use of finger printing of school children for identification purposes.

      Young People: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason the Norwich Area Programme targets do not recognise vocational trade-related qualifications as a measure of progress for disadvantaged...

      Languages: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of pupils have studied a modern foreign language at GCSE level in each of the last seven years.

      Pupils: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils' data has been (a) requested by and (b) given to the Home Office under the data sharing agreement with her Department for purposes...

      Free Schools: Bolton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the most recent estimate is of the funding required to establish a free school in Bolton.

      Pupil Premium: Bolton West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which schools in Bolton West constituency have received funding from the pupil premium; and how many pupils in each such school have attracted such...

      Special Educational Needs: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will assess the potential merits of increasing the number of non-pupil days for special needs schools to allow teachers to train to meet...

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to commission a national adoption stocktake.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the eligibility for free school meals for people claiming universal...

      Autism: Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many young people aged 16 to 25 with autism were allocated places as learners with further education and skills providers in each year since 2012.

      Further Education: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many young people aged 16 to 25 with high needs were allocated places as learners with further education and skills providers in each year since 2012.

      Autism: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people with autism aged 16 to 25 years old had (a) a statement of special needs, (b) an education, health and care plan or (c) a learning...

      Ict: Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of students not in receipt of free school meals were entered for a GCSE in computer science in each of the last four years.

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to undertake a review of funding of tertiary education.

      Lifelong Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the lifelong learning pilots announced in the Spring 2017 Budget, when funding for the pilots will be allocated; how the criteria...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what trigger she plans to put in place in the universal credit system to replace that of working tax credits to entitle children to free school meals.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Administration of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has made an assessment of the recommendations in the report produced by Lord Bach on access to justice.

    • Prisoners: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what arrangements are in place with HM Prisons and Probation Service to hold funds on behalf of prisoners during periods in custody.

      Prisoners: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to reduce levels of radicalisation in prisons.

      Liverpool Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the management and operation of HM Prison Liverpool; and if he will make a statement.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Coventry South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average waiting time for employment and support allowance tribunals in Coventry South constituency was in each of the last four years.

      Prisons: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans his Department has to award new prison contracts in the North West to private sector organisations during the current Parliament.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Gamecock Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the financial implications of re-deploying military units from Strensall to Gamecock Barracks, Nuneaton.

    • RAF St Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 October 2017 to Question 105109, when he plans for (a) the light infantry unit to move to St Athan and (b) No. 4 School of...

      Red Arrows

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the oral contribution of the Leader of the House of 19 October 2017, Official Report, column 1023, how many Red Arrows flew in each...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicles the British Army has in (a) active service, (b) immediate reserve and (c) storage.

      Red Arrows

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the oral contribution of Leader of the House of 19 October 2017, Official Report, column 10263, how many hours the Red Arrows have...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what venues were used for assessments for (a) employment and support allowance and (b) personal independence payments in the North West of...

    • State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 13 October 2017 to Question 105738, what the age of the oldest person receiving the UK state pension is in each...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness among universal credit claimants that in addition to making an online application they...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 28 June 2017 to Question 107, for what reasons women born between 6 April 1950 and 5 April 1953 were not informed...

      Universal Credit: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to enable people with no access to the internet to make a claim for universal credit.

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department plans to pay benefits and pensions into Post Office card accounts after 2021.

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Post Office card accounts have migrated to mainstream bank accounts to date.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of protections in place for joint claimants of universal credit when one partner is in a...

      Jobcentres: Coventry South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of full-time equivalent work coaches who will be based at Cofa Court Jobcentre when universal credit...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish the (a) value and (b) length of contract for each organisation used by his Department to operate telephone helplines.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bees: Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of neonicotinoids on the native bee population.

    • Giraffes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what activities were undertaken by (a) Ministers and (b) staff of his Department to celebrate World Giraffe Day in (i) 2015,...

      Apples: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to support apple growers as part of any post-Common Agricultural Policy arrangements after the...

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how his Department allocates funds to each region to protect dwellings and businesses from surface water flooding.

      Food: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on domestic food prices across the UK in each of the next...

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made, by region, of the effect of the Government's preferred deal outcome on the food and drinks...

      Trees: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of bio-security controls on the number of trees imported; and if he will make a...

      Schools: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has plans to create zero-emissions zones around primary and secondary schools.

  • Home Office

    • Counter-terrorism: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has received information obtained by the US Administration by means of provisions within the USA PATRIOT Act of 2011;...

    • Private Rented Housing: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people aged (a) 0 to 10, (b) 11 to 20, (c) 21 to 30, (d) 31 to 40, (e) 41 to 50, (f) 51 to 60, (g) 61 to 70, (h) 71 to 80, (i) 81...

      Nationality: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has secured reciprocity in the criteria for entitlement to Irish nationality for spouses of Irish citizens resident...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the hon. Member for Warley can expect to receive a reply regarding the case of Ms Kajal Verman and her letter of 14 June 2017.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the hon. Member for Warley can expect to receive a reply regarding the case of M Waqas and his letter of 21 August 2017.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance or service standards are in place to ensure that asylum seekers are able to add (a) dependents and (b) new born children to...

      Emergency Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what proportion of occasions when a fire engine was despatched in response to a 999 call (a) a police vehicle and (b) an ambulance was...

      Passports: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment has been made of the effects of placing both parents names on a child's passport in the interests of helping border staff...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were detained by the Border Force in the latest period for which figures are available; what information her Department...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many alcohol licences have been revoked from shops which have participated in the sale of (a) non-duty paid alcohol and (b) illicit...

      Counter-terrorism: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the equipment available to police forces to deal with an extended period of a...

      Counter-terrorism: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of a change in the level of neighbourhood policing on police counter-terrorism operations.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce the number of people detained for immigration purposes.

      Psychiatry: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who is responsible for paying the international skills charge for NHS psychiatrists who do not have a PhD and are on a tier 2 visa.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that children of asylum-seeking families are accommodated appropriately while their parents await a...

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department has provided to local authorities (a) to help them understand the threat from extremism and (b) relating to...

      Passports: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 9459, on passports: children, what criteria her Department uses for certain...

      Prostitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to adopt a strategy on prostitution which emphasises preventing women and girls entering prostitution and support women...

      Homelessness: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what provisions her Department has in place to help support sponsored foreign nationals at risk of homelessness if their sponsor is no...

      Asylum: Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people from Ethiopia submitted applications for asylum in each financial year from 2010-11 to 2016-17.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum and immigration cases were delayed as a result of misplaced documents in each year for which figures are available.

      Stalking and Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received on the introduction of a register for people found guilty of stalking or domestic violence offences.

      Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will communicate guidance to the Director-General of the National Crime Agency on the use of the powers under section 241A of the...

      Knives: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether people who purchase knives for work-related purposes will be made exempt from the proposed ban on online knife sales.

      Fire and Rescue Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment has been made of the adequacy of the level of financial reserves held by fire authorities.

      Dogs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assistance UK Border Force is providing to support Operation Delphin at the Port of Cairnryan.

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many companies have been required to publish a modern slavery and human trafficking statement in accordance with section 54 of the...

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unsuccessful bids were made for the Police Transformation Fund; and what the amount was of each unsuccessful bid to that fund.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 7036, on asylum, how many decision makers there are; and how many decision makers...

      European Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times a European arrest warrant was issued in each month since January 2016.

      Visas: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of income from priority visa application fees is spent on UK Visas and Immigration staffing resources relating to the...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of (a) priority and (b) non-priority visa applications at each visa application centre were completed within the 12-week UK...

      Visas: Arts

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

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of settlement and non-settlement visa applications have required applicants to submit additional documents in each of the...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many priority visa applications that were not resolved within the 12-week UK Visas and Immigration service standard received (a) no...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effects of the recent changes in neighbourhood policing levels on the police's ability to...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will review the cap on the number of places available to transfer children to the UK under the Dubs scheme.

      101 Calls: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to remove the charges from the 101 police non-emergency telephone number.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason permanent residence cards have been deemed to be invalid once the UK has left the EU.

      Northumbria Police: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of changes in police officer numbers employed by Northumbria Police on their effectiveness since 2010.

  • Wales Office

    • Travel: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate his Department has made of the number of journeys by (a) people and (b) freight between ports in Wales and the Republic of Ireland in each...

    • Welsh Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many formal meetings he has had with Welsh Government Ministers since 8 June 2017.

      Economic Situation: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether the Government plans to share with the Welsh Assembly any regional analysis of the effect of potential outcomes on the Welsh economy of...

      GCSE: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State and the Cabinet Secretary for Education in the Welsh Government on the divergence of GCSE...

  • HM Treasury

    • Border Planning Group

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether any action has been taken to date following and as a result of the meetings of the Borders Planning Group.

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 7789, on day care, what proportion of parents who have successfully applied for tax-free childcare...

      Insurance Companies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the level of incidences of collusion in the insurance industry between providers of home and contents insurance.

      Government Departments: Brexit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the Government departments that his Department does not anticipate needing discrete funding to prepare for UK negotiations on the EU...

      Universities: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department plans to make of the contribution of European Structural and Investment Funds to UK universities; and if he will takes steps...

      Police: Wales

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will allocate a proportion of the funds collected from the Apprenticeship Levy funding to the College of Printing for police training in Wales.

      Government Departments: Brexit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the contribution of the Prime Minister of 11 October 2017, Official Report, column 328, how much of the funding to Departments for work on the...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the analyses the Government has undertaken on the effect of leaving the Customs Union on various sectors of the UK economy.

      Entertainers: Employment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that performers contracted to work in shows under the management of a director employed as workers and are...

      Multinational Companies: Company Accounts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to support public country by country reporting.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Licensing

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps HM Revenue and Customs is taking to encourage local authorities to remove alcohol licences from premises which have participated in the sale of...

      Credit: Interest Rates

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 9 October 2017 to Question 10193, whether the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)has conducted investigative work to assess whether...

      Bank Services: Internet

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the timetable is for the implementation of the standardised Open Banking application programming interface.

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he or a Minister of his Department will meet with the Equitable Members Action Group to discuss the level of payments made available to...

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2017 to Question 107910, on social services: minimum wage, how much was paid to social care workers through...

      UK Trade with EU: Parcels

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that the movement of goods as small parcels continues to operate effectively after the UK leaves the EU.

      Monarch Airlines: Insolvency

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the collapse of Monarch Airlines.

      Universal Credit and Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to reduce couple penalties for people on universal credit or in receipt of tax credits.

      Married Couple's Allowance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to increase the take-up of the marriage allowance.

      Bank Services: Internet

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the timetable is for the implementation of the Open Banking Standard.

      Electronic Commerce

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of protecting customers who wish to use payment initiation services under the revised...

      Students: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the total tax revenue collected from students at colleges and universities in the UK who are working full or part-time during...

      Bank Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to promote the availability of basic bank accounts.

      Apprentices

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the effect of public investment in skills on the number of young people taking up...

      EU Budget

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the estimated net UK financial contribution to the EU will be in 2018-19.

      Mortgages: Interest Rates

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential effect of an increase in the bank rate on the number of households subject to eviction.

      Bank Services: Rural Areas

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans his Department has to ensure rural and remote communities have access to local bank branches.

      Productivity

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans the Government has to increase productivity.

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what equality impact assessment his Department has undertaken on the effect of the public sector pay cap.

      Brexit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what funding his Department is providing to other government departments to make preparations in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Emergency Services: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to change VAT charges for Scotland's police and fire and rescue services.

      Productivity

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to improve regional productivity.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what the Government's policy is on ensuring non-EU nationals who are partners of UK nationals and became resident in the UK under EU...

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, when he plans to publish the impact assessments of the UK leaving the EU.

      Vauxhall Motors: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will ensure that Vauxhall Ellesmere Port has the same trade arrangement for (a) tariff and (b) non-tariff barriers after the UK...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the oral contribution of 17 October 2017, Official Report, column 739, whether the Government's undertaking that there...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the average salary was of new jobs created as a result of foreign direct investment into the UK in each of the last seven years.

    • Common Customs Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the proposals in the letter dated 26 September 2017 from the US Permanent Representative to the World Trade...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if the Government will clarify how it intends to negotiate and sign new trade deals while operating an interim customs arrangement with the EU.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how he plans to ensure bilateral cumulation in rules of origin exist as part of plans to replicate existing EU third-party trade agreements.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • World Athletics Championships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the cost to the public purse was of converting the London Stadium to and from an athletics venue for the 2017 IAAF World...

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what percentage of UK premises experience broadband download speeds of less than (a) 1MB/s, (b) 2MB/s, (c) 5MB/s and (d) 10 MB/s.

      National Lottery: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an assessment of the equity of regional and national trends in the award of National Lottery grants over the...

      Betting Shops: Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans to publish the recommendations on fixed-odds betting terminals of the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board and...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Government's publication Ministerial hospitality, 1 April to 30 June 2017, published on 13 October 2017,...

      Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans to publish the Government's youth policy statement.

      Performing Arts: Parental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the potential...

  • Department of Health

    • Breast Cancer: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many breast screening appointments were provided by (a) Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, (b) South Lancashire Breast Screening Service, (c)...

    • Incontinence: West Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps have been taken by (a) Greater Preston, (b) Blackburn with Darwin, (c) West Lancashire and (d) West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Groups...

      Ambulance Services: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January 2017 to Question 59987, what steps have been taken related to the provision of ambulance services as part of NHS...

      Suicide: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many deaths of patients in the care of each mental health NHS trust in the North West were attributed to suicide during each month between 1 October...

      Innovative Medicines and Medical Technology Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to implement the recommendations of the Accelerated Access Review, published on 24 October 2016.

      General Practitioners: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to launch a scheme to help GPs with indemnity payments; whether that scheme will be targeted at new entrants to the profession; and if...

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effects of delayed transfer of care to avoid bed shortages at hospitals in winter 2017.

      Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people aged over 65 have adequate transport to and from routine hospital appointments.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the removal of the nursing bursary on the number of people entering mental health nurse training in the last...

      Mental Health Services: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many admissions were made to acute psychiatric in-patient beds in England for each year from 2012-13 to 2016-17.

      Junior Doctors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of a junior doctor's training.

      Mental Health Services: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average occupancy rate was for acute psychiatric inpatient beds in England in each year from 2012-13 to 2016-17.

      Health Services: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of (a) total and (b) per capita spending on (i) health and (ii) mental health in England in spent in York; and where York is ranked in...

      Mental Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to monitor progress on achieving the target of increasing the size of the mental health workforce by 2020-21.

      Mental Health Services: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what extra resources the Government has given to CAMHS in Lancashire since the Manchester area attack of 22 May 2017.

      General Practitioners: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimate he has made of the GP to patient ratio for (a) Enfield Clinical Commissioning Group and (b) other clinical commissioning groups in...

      General Practitioners: Denton and Reddish

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time for a GP appointment was in Denton and Reddish constituency in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Orkambi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support his Department is giving to promote further negotiations between NICE, NHS England and the drug manufacturer Vertex on access to Orkambi for...

      Transplant Surgery: Stem Cells

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the care needs of stem cell transplant patients beyond the first 100 days of recovery.

      Transplant Surgery: Stem Cells

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information is available on support and self-help groups for patients recovering from a stem cell transplant.

      Transplant Surgery: Stem Cells

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of care and support that stem cell transplant patients are able to access after leaving hospital.

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons the Cost-Effectiveness Methodology for Immunisation Programmes and Procurements working group's report into vaccine cost effectiveness...

      Mental Illness: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many over-65s in (a) Southampton, (b) Portsmouth and (c) England have a long-term mental health condition.

      Chronic Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how his Department defines a long-term health condition.

      Chronic Illnesses: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many over-65s in (a) Southampton, (b) Portsmouth and (c) England have a long-term health condition.

      Samaritans: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to meet the Government's commitment to provide funding for the Samaritans' helpline until the end of the current Parliament.

      Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what regulations govern routine (a) health visits and (b) school nursing services for children of (i) failed asylum seekers and (ii) undocumented migrants.

      Health Services: Fees and charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will undertake an impact assessment of his Department's policy on upfront charging for NHS services.

      General Practitioners: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time-equivalent GP clinical staff there were in (a) Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group, (b) NHS England North (Cumbria and North East)...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his Department's paper, Infected Blood: Government response to consultancy on special category mechanism and other support in England,...

      General Practitioners: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time-equivalent clinical staff there were in each GP practice in Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group in 2016-17.

      Thyroid Gland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the NHS system for diagnosing and treating thyroid-related conditions.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Developing Countries: Females

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what plans her Department has to help the UK make progress towards meeting UN Sustainable Development Goal 5.5.

    • LGBT People: Public Sector

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Answer of 12 October 2017 to Question 901069, whether the Government has plans to develop and implement best practice guidelines to...

      Gender Recognition Act 2004

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when the consultation on changes to the Gender Recognition Act 2004 will begin.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the amount of fees received by the Home Office from UK citizens for (1) border, (2) immigration, and (3) citizenship services quarterly since 1...

    • Immigration: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the amount of fees received by the Home Office for (1) border, (2) immigration, and (3) citizenship services, quarterly since 1 January 2010.

      Middle East: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment, if any, they have made of the UNHCR’s management of the relocation of refugees from Syria and Iraq to the UK under various schemes; and, in...

      Refugees: Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the UNHCR’s consideration of religious identity in their criteria for the referral of refugees from Iraq and Syria for...

      Refugees: Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of resettlement programmes for refugees from Iraq and Syria in countries such as Canada and Australia; and whether any lessons can...

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the UNHCR’s processes for screening refugees from Syria; and whether these processes are sufficiently robust to prevent...

      Entry Clearances: Higher Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy regarding the admission of foreign academics to the UK, the provision of evidence in cases where foreign academics are denied entry to the UK,...

      British Nationality: Ceremonies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of fees set by the Home Office for citizenship ceremonies was used to fund their delivery of ceremonies in each month since 2010.

      British Nationality: Ceremonies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of citizenship ceremonies on promoting British values and improving integration.

      Fire Prevention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 25 July (HL689), and in the light of the requirement under the Regulatory Reform (Fire...

      UK Visas and Immigration: Telephone Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much was received in fees by the Home Office from people using the phoneline provided by UK Visas and Immigration for people to make inquiries about the status...

      British Nationality: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications for British citizenship they received from EU nationals in each month since 2010.

      Immigration: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment was made by the Home Office prior to setting fees for (1) the settlement checking service, and (2) the nationality checking service.

      Immigration: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of fees set by the Home Office for settlement checking services at local councils was used to fund the delivery of those services in each month...

      British Nationality: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of fees set by the Home Office for nationality checking services at local councils was used to fund the delivery of those services in each month...

      British Nationality: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of fees for citizenship set by the Home Office was used to fund the Home Office’s assessment of citizenship applications for those...

      British Nationality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for relaunching a Life in the UK Advisory Group to reassess the effectiveness and impact of reforms such as...

      British Nationality: Assessments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultation with naturalised citizens they undertook before launching the current Life in the UK citizenship test.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of introducing English language proficiency exemptions for applicants for Indefinite Leave to Remain or...

      British Nationality: Ceremonies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultation they have undertaken with any of the more than two million new citizens since citizenship ceremonies were first introduced to...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on how many occasions the Home Office has questioned the reported age of an asylum-seeking minor in the last 12 months.

      Asylum: Interviews

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the average duration of an asylum interview over the last 12 months.

      Asylum: Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to extend the right of asylum-seekers to work beyond the jobs listed in the Shortage Occupation List.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government by whom, and when, the sum of £36.95 for asylum seekers' cash support was determined; and whether they have any plans to increase it.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to put in place measures to help individuals for whom the cost of an immigration DNA test is too expensive, thereby preventing them from...

      Visas: Married People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the use of the Public statement: relationship no longer subsisting forms.

      Fracking: Lancashire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner has the power to instruct the Chief Constable to suspend, or scale back, the policing operation at the...

      Fracking: Lancashire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish a detailed breakdown of the request for an additional £3.1 million from Lancashire Police for policing the Cuadrilla site.

      Borders: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what comparative assessment they have made of the different border security arrangements concerning passport checks for arrivals at airports and ports in the UK...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Joint European Torus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to seek to maintain the activities of, and ensure completion of ongoing experiments at, the Joint European Torus (JET) nuclear fusion...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in their talks with the Northern Ireland political parties on the restoration of the Northern Ireland Executive.

  • Department for International Development

    • Caribbean: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the urgent need, in the wake of recent hurricanes, to clear trees, make the maximum use of their timber, and to train local communities in those...

    • Iraq: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that vulnerable Iraqi refugees from Yazidi, Christian and Shia minority groups have the same access to international...

      South Sudan: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the most acute needs in South Sudan in the coming six months; and what improvements, if any, there have been in the security...

      Sudan: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to guarantee humanitarian access to civilian populations in South Kordofan and Blue Nile States.

      Sudan: Diarrhoea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are giving any assistance in relation to cases of Acute Watery Diarrhoea in Sudan.

  • Department for Education

    • Adult Education: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the loss of EU funding available for cultural and adult education programmes after the UK leaves the EU, whether they are reducing the amount of...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Ministers of Religion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure access for prisoners to chaplains, to support better links with prisoners' families.

    • Prisons: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will re-examine the report A Place of Redemption, published by the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales in 2004, in the light of the most...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Beverage Containers: Recycling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the finding in the report by Eunomia published on 11 October, Impacts of a Deposit Refund System for one-way beverage packaging...

    • Bird Scarers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have issued any guidance to farmers on the use of bird scarers to protect crops; and if so what.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what key factors they have identified as leading to an increase in homelessness; and what plans they have to achieve its reduction.

    • Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what use, if any, they have made of powers under (1) Part 7 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016, (2) Part 7 of the Housing Act 1996, (3) the Civil Contingencies...

      Social Rented Housing: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that all new housing in the public sector is safe, of good quality, with immediate access to environmentally attractive...

      Social Rented Housing: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that all new housing in the public sector is well-designed to avoid stigmatisation.

  • HM Treasury

    • EU Institutions: Buildings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have sought, or will seek, a valuation of the buildings and office spaces (1) owned, (2) rented, and (3) leased, by the EU wherever located; and...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Joint Ministerial Committee

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the next plenary session of the Joint Ministerial Council will be held.

    • Joint Ministerial Committee

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to issue detailed communiqués after future meetings of the Joint Ministerial Council.

      Devolution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect the four UK administrations to complete their reviews of the joint concordats and devolution guidance notes.

      Devolution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish their report on intergovernmental relations between the four governments of the UK.

      Government Departments: Business Interests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they maintain oversight of the performance of different departments in relation to the business appointment rules.

      Government Departments: Business Interests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, for each relevant department, how many retrospective applications under the business appointment rules have been approved since 2010.

      Joint Ministerial Committee on EU Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Joint Ministerial Committee on EU negotiations did not meet between February 2017 and October 2017.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Bombardier: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they intend to take regarding the tariffs proposed by the Department of Commerce of the United States in relation to aircraft partly manufactured in...

    • Bombardier: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps, if any, they are taking to contest the decision of the US Department of Commerce to impose a 300 per cent levy on sales of Bombardier "C" Series aircraft.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gambling Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many complaints the Gambling Commission received in 2016 related to gambling affiliate activity.

  • Department of Health

    • In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 22 November 2016 (HL3075), how many human embryos were transferred to uteri in order to establish...

    • Congenital Abnormalities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what comparative assessment they have made of the UK and other EU member states, in respect of pregnancies affected by neural tube defects.

      Congenital Abnormalities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 14 July, 2015 (HL1000), what is the latest information they have regarding high risk groups...

      Surrogate Motherhood: Lone Parents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 19 September (HL1420), whether the remedial order relating to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology...

      Folic Acid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any discussions have taken place with the food industry in the last five years regarding the level of voluntary fortification of food products with folic...

      Congenital Abnormalities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the trend in recent years of terminated pregnancies due to neural tube defects.

      Folic Acid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in setting up a laboratory able to conduct blood folate status analysis.

      Healthcare Assistants: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional resource is being allocated to the Nursing and Midwifery Council to support work on the regulation of nursing assistants...

      Nurses: Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether nursing students who follow an apprenticeship route require a degree awarded by an approved higher education institution in order to apply for Registered...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional resource is being allocated to Health Education England for higher education institutions to cover the placement training costs for additional...

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