Written answers

Thursday, 26 October 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people over the age of 18 hold a driving licence in each parliamentary constituency and local authority area.

    • Department for Transport: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 20 September 2017 to Question 10152, on Department for Transport: redundancy pay, of the (a) 190 exit packages awarded in...

      Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve transport connectivity between the north east and the rest of England.

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will recommend to train operators the removal of first class carriages or first class carriage restrictions from rush-hour commuter trains.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department as made of the gross value added to the UK economy by the general aviation sector in the last 12 months.

      Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of airfields in the UK.

      Railways: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons the per head spend on rail services is less in the north of England compared with per head spent in (a) London and (b) the national...

      Railways: Tyne and Wear

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential economic benefits of (a) introducing new rolling stock and (b) extending the Tyne and Wear Metro for (i)...

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to increase regional aviation capacity.

      Shipping: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his letter, ref MC/204080, what progress has been made on the work of the legal working group tasked with the review of the...

      Transport: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the oral contribution by the Secretary of State for Transport of 19 October 2017, Official Report, column 975, what evidence there is that...

      Taxis: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to encourage taxi drivers to purchase new zero-emissions vehicles.

      Transport: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department plans to spend on transport infrastructure per capita in each region for the three years from 2016-17.

      Transport: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department spent on transport infrastructure per capita in each region in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14, (e) 2014-15 and...

      Aviation: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of jobs linked to the general aviation sector in the UK.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the contribution from general aviation in the UK to growth and employment in the STEM sector.

      Transport: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much the Government has allocated to transport capital infrastructure projects in the North West of England in each year since 2015.

      Road Signs and Markings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that local councils enforce the removal of temporary road signs which have remained in place beyond the maximum...

      Wrecks: British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many wrecks have been recovered in each of the Overseas Territories since the introduction of the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal...

  • Home Office

    • Police: Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will exempt police officers from prosecution for driving offences committed while in pursuit of a suspect.

    • EU Nationals: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her oral evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee on 17 October 2017, by how much her Department's staffing budget...

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the total value of approved applications for Police Special Grant exceeds the total amount available in Special Grant funding.

      Police: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average annual cost has been of (a) training and (b) employing a full-time (i) police officer, (ii) detective constable and (iii)...

      Domestic Violence: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of domestic violence were reported to police in London in each of the last five years.

      Rifles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of banning .50 calibre rifles and manually activated reload systems on legitimate users...

      Police: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to ensure that people who have a criminal record for drug use are able to join the police force.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she received the latest estimates of Police financial reserves from Police and Crime Commissioner Treasurers.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Agriculture: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to encourage universities and research institutions to conduct plant-based research...

    • Agriculture: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken to support the retention of non-UK nationals who work as researchers in the agricultural and...

      Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the mean average amount of coal used for non-electricity generation purposes was in each of the last 10 years for...

      Royal Mail: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the recent ballot on industrial action at Royal...

      Fracking: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how the licence extension granted for PL080 at Kirby in North Yorkshire was agreed and documented in 2014.

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2017 to Question 106663, on energy: housing, what assessment he has made of the...

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 9 October 2017 to Question 105010, on social services: minimum wage, whether the two care...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his Department's policy is on hydraulic fracturing; and what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department's policy on hydraulic fracturing involves implementing the pledges made in the Conservative...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 13 October 2017 to Question 106537, on Energy: prices, what estimate he has made of the...

      Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what actions his Department has taken to ensure that owners of registered and unregistered community design rights...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Israel: Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK citizens have complained of poor treatment by Israeli authorities at border crossings and entry points; and of...

    • Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps his Department is taking to support efforts to restart talks between warring parties in Yemen and their...

      British Overseas Territories: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much funding his Department has allocated to relief operations in the British Overseas Territories as a result of Hurricane...

      Iraq: Kurds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Iraqi counterpart on the Kurdish independence referendum.

      Iraq: Kurds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions (a) he and (b) Ministers of his Department have had with Kurdish political leaders from the Kurdistan...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Behavioural Insights Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2017 to Question 106810, on Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Behavioural Insights Team,...

      Saudi Arabia: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Saudi Government on steps to agree a strategy for tackling...

      Sri Lanka: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Government of Sri Lanka on human rights and religious discrimination.

      Raif Badawi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 16 October 2017 to Question 106251, on Raif Badawi, if he will publish (a) the dates of the meetings...

      Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when his Department expects to make an announcement on the UK strategy for the future of Ascension Island.

      Sayed Alwadaei

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Bahrain on its treatment of the family of Sayed Alawdaei.

      Cameroon: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support the Government has offered the English-speaking community in Cameroon in light of recent protests in that country.

      Israel: Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK citizens have complained of poor treatment by Israeli authorities at border crossings and entry points; and of...

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Department for International Development

    • Israel: West Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what UK-funded Palestinian structures have been demolished by Israel in Area C in the West Bank; and what the total cost is of those...

    • Israel: West Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the level of funding from the public purse that had been spent on Palestinian structures in Area C of...

      Developing Countries: Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of instances of malaria on the UK's trade with developing countries.

      Developing Countries: Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the link between school-age education and malaria prevention in malaria-endemic countries.

      Developing Countries: Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of progress towards the globally-agreed target to eliminate malaria in a further 10 countries...

      Syria: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate her Department has made of the potential cost of reconstruction work in Syria (a) to the public purse and (b) overall.

      Syria: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what role the Government plans to play in facilitating the safe return home of internally displaced people in Syria; and what criteria...

      Developing Countries: Gems

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the 2013 meeting convened by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute in co-operation...

  • Department for Education

    • Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that kinship carers have sufficient financial support.

    • Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of the student loan system on the affordability of higher education for students from disadvantaged areas.

      Apprentices: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2017 to Question 106647, how many apprenticeships have been offered at Level 5 and above to people aged over 24...

      Open University: Cuba

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to lift the ban on applications from Cuban students to the Open University.

      Alternative Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department conducted a privacy impact assessment about the collection of data on pregnancy, health and mental health for the Alternative...

      Alternative Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance and advice her Department plans to provide for data subjects and their parents on the alternative provision collection of pregnancy,...

      Home Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that local authorities are able to guarantee an adequate education for home-schooled children.

      Alternative Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussion she has had with (a) school leaders, (b) teachers and (c) the public on the expansion of the Alternative Provision school census to...

      Pupils: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the criteria is for refusing current and former school pupils subject access requests for personal confidential data in the National Pupil...

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) and Personal Social Health and Economic Education (PSHE) are unavailable as a free teacher...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the implications for her Department are of the finding of the recent Action for Children's survey on the proportion of Conservative councillors...

      Adult Education: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to publish detailed guidance relating to the operational differences between the influencing role and the delegated model in relation...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children on the 30 free hours of childcare scheme are attending (a) maintained nursery and primary schools and (b) private, voluntary and...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2017 to Question 108604, on children: day care, whether her Department plans to collect the relevant information...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) childminders and (b) group-based childcare settings rated good or outstanding by Ofsted have joined the Early Years Register in each...

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2017 to Question 108588, on pre-school education, which local authorities have been given authorisation to modify...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2017 to Question 108025, on Teachers: training, what evidence supports her Department's assertion that the number...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoner transfers have taken place in each of the last five years between the UAE and the UK.

  • Prime Minister

    • Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Prime Minister, if she raised the matter of casualties in the Yemen conflict during her discussions with the Saudi Arabian Minister for Foreign Affairs in September 2017.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Caribbean: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the feasibility of establishing a permanent naval facility in one of the Caribbean Overseas Territories.

    • Caribbean: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military personnel have been deployed to the Caribbean as a result of Hurricane Irma; and what estimate he has made of the cost of that deployment.

      USA: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the occasions on which US nuclear warheads have been transferred to British submarines.

      Amphibious Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to enhance the Royal Navy's amphibious forces as set out in the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review.

      United Arab Emirates: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK personnel from each of the armed forces are stationed in the United Arab Emirates.

      Hawk Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the construction dates are of each of the Hawk TMk1 training aircraft in the Royal Air Force Fleet.

      Red Arrows

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much (a) accrued to the public purse and (b) was made for charity in paid-for displays and flypasts by the Red Arrows in (i) their recent tour of...

      Red Arrows

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the maintenance costs of the Red Arrows per flying hour per aircraft have been in each of the last five years.

      Red Arrows

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the oral contribution by the Leader of the House of 19 October 2017, Official Report, column 1023, whether replacement aircraft for the Red...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many work coaches there are in each jobcentre in which universal credit has been rolled out; how many claimants each work coach is...

    • Jobcentres: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the proposed closure of the Eastern Avenue Jobcentre on the roll-out of universal...

      Universal Credit: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time for payment of an award of universal credit is in (a) the North West and (b) Warrington.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have been helped to (a) remain in and (b) return to work by the Fuller Working Lives initiative in (i) the UK, (ii) Wales and...

      Unemployment: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans the Government has to tackle youth unemployment in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) Gateshead and (d) the north east.

      Veterans: Means-tested Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will introduce a disregard for Armed Forces Pensions when considering the eligibility for income-related benefits for former members of...

      Universal Credit: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 17 October 2017 to Question 106977, on universal credit, what estimate he has made of the number of weeks a...

      Employment and Support Allowance and Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list examples of co-operation between his Department and charitable or private sector providers on personal independence payments...

      Employment and Support Allowance and Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance his Department has issued to decision-makers on the process for receiving employment and support allowance and personal...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claimants have additional (a) support needs and (b) employment or training needs.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of staff in his Department who will be made redundant (a) voluntarily and (b) compulsorily as a result...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what additional support his Department provides to claimants in response to their individual circumstances, including, but not limited to, any...

      Jobcentres: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what extra resources his Department plans to provide to Wolverhampton Molineux House Jobcentre Plus to enable it better to support people...

      Universal Credit: Wolverhampton North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people in Wolverhampton North East constituency who will qualify for universal credit...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 9 October 2017 to Question 105394, on social security benefits: disqualification, what mechanisms his Department...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of benefits claims are reinstated on mandatory reconsideration.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of benefits claims are reinstated on appeal by a tribunal.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of universal credit recipients have an alternative payment agreement in place.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of universal credit recipients have an advance payment agreement.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance his Department provides to individual claimants and Jobcentre Plus work coaches specifically on universal credit advance...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what financial support he plans to make available for customers who have already incurred significant telephone charges through contacting his...

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what type of payments his Department is asking people to have paid into a bank, building society or credit union account rather than a Post...

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons his Department is asking people to have their state pension paid into a bank, building society or credit union account rather...

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many letters his Department has issued asking people to have their state pension or benefits paid into a bank, building society or credit...

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which areas of the country have been targeted by his Department for letters asking people to have their state pension or benefits paid into a...

      Universal Credit: PAYE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2017 to Question 107475, on PAYE, what assessment he has made of the effect of real-time information...

      Universal Credit: PAYE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how his Department calculates the payment for a universal credit claimant in the event that it requires PAYE Real Time Information (RTI) and...

      Office for Nuclear Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2017 to Question 108257, if the reduction in the grant to the Office for Nuclear Regulation in 2019-20...

      Attendance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons the qualifying period for attendance allowance is six months.

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2017 to Question 62617, on food poverty, whether the usage of food banks has changed in places where...

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what advice his Department provides to vulnerable customers switching from a Post Office Card account to a bank account in order to manage...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse to date of the IT system supporting universal credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2017 to Question 108338, on universal credit, what information his Department holds on split payments for...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to examine the effectiveness of the Phage and PCR tests for the testing of cattle for bovine TB.

    • Rivers: Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the preservation of local rivers as a habitat for a diverse ecology.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the allocation criteria to local authorities for the revised air quality plan will be.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish the revised air quality plans.

      Floods: Colne Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) residential properties and (b) businesses have been flooded in the Colne Valley in each year since 2010.

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he will appoint a national fly-tipping tsar with responsibility for co-ordinating with national agencies on tackling...

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to work with local authorities to permit private landowners to dispose of fly-tipped waste free of charge...

      Agriculture: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many different trade scenarios between the UK and the EU his Department has used to conduct analysis on the potential...

      Slaughterhouses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses on animal welfare.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government: Press Releases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on how many occasions his Department has issued draft press releases to local authorities for them to complete using local...

    • Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what progress is being made on the roll-out of voluntary right to buy.

      Housing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of specially adapted homes in the (a) North West and (b) UK so that...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the level of funding required for local authority spending on social care in the period to 2020.

      Local Government Finance: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to review the local government funding settlement in order to ensure parity of funding per head of population...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to review the criteria for the local government funding settlement to ensure that it includes (a) up to date...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2017 to Question 106733, on non-domestic rates, from what date the data presented in that...

      Non-domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the cost to the public purse was of the most recent business rates revaluation; whether his Department has made an...

  • Scotland Office

    • Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on Barnett consequential funding as a result of the financial support the Government...

    • Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of the effect of Northern Ireland's additional funding on the operation of the Barnett Formula.

  • HM Treasury

    • Revenue and Customs: Occupational Health

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2017 to Question 5903, what the average cost to HM Revenue and Customs of a referral for occupational health advice has...

    • Data Protection: EU Law

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what preparatory work is being undertaken by HM Revenue and Customs in respect of the General Data Protection Regulation.

      Revenue and Customs: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 113 of the HM Revenue and Customs Annual Report and Accounts 2016-17, whether staff subject to formal warnings under the attendance...

      Payments: EU Law

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the implementation of the Second Payment Services Directive.

      Revenue and Customs: Personnel Management

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what role does the ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures play in the formulation of HM Revenue and Customs' human resources policy.

      Revenue and Customs: Environmental Impact Assessment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 46 of the HM Revenue and Customs Annual Report and Accounts 2016-17, whether HM Revenue and Customs has undertaken an environmental...

      Fiscal Policy: Monetary Policy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the inter-relationship between monetary and fiscal policy.

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the beer duty increases announced in the March 2017 Budget on beer consumption in the (a) on-trade and (b)...

      Economic Situation and Employment: North East

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the reasons for disparities in (a) employment, (b) unemployment, (c) average earnings and (d) economic growth in North East...

      Carers: Child Tax Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward proposals to remove the two child tax credit limit for kinship carers who are unable to claim child tax credit for any child to...

      Monetary Policy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the effects of the Bank of England's Quantitive easing programme.

      Import Controls

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to mitigate potential delays at the UK border which occur as a result of additional customs control on goods originating from the EU after...

      Stagecoach Group: KPMG

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the tax tribunal's decision in the case of Stagecoach PLC and Stagecoach Group Holdings Limited v The Commissioners for HM Revenue and...

      British Home Stores: Company Liquidations

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Government of Jersey on the closing of BHS.

      Mossack Fonseca: Disclosure of Information

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress his Department has made in its inquiry into the Panama Papers.

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish his Department's compensation payment model to the Equitable Members Action Group.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax credit claimants have more than (a) £6,000 and (b) £16,000 in capital.

      Revenue and Customs: Finance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the level of funding for contingency planning allocated to HM Revenue and Customs (a) in the last financial year and (b) for...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral contribution of 23 October 2017, on funding for contingency plans in preparation for the UK leaving the EU, Official...

      Taxis: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the DVLA on the reclassification of taxis as light goods vehicles for the purposes of vehicle excise duty.

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of bank branch closures on people requesting to have their state pension or benefits paid into a bank,...

      European Investment Bank

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits of continued membership of the European Investment Bank once the UK has left the EU.

      Public Expenditure: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the Barnett formula funding for Scotland in line with the increase in funding made...

      Public Sector and Private Sector: Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on compliance of the recent reforms to off-payroll working in the public sector; and what recent assessment he has...

      Small Businesses: Finance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment has he made of the effectiveness of the Small and Medium Sized Business (Finance Platforms) Regulations 2015 in ensuring that small and...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that members of the public without formal identification are able to vote in local elections in 2018 in...

    • One Public Estate Programme

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 8212, on the One Public Estate Programme, how much of that money has been spent on (a)...

      Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 8207, whether the relevant HMT guidelines are in the public domain; by what criteria the...

      Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2017 to Question 8274 on Government departments: buildings, what the timetable is for completion of the business...

      Government Departments: Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what guidance he has issued to departments on cyber security since the Deloitte cyber attack.

      Elections: Armed Forces

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of the recommendations of the WebRoots Democracy report, entitled Military Voting:...

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much funding from the public purse was allocated to the 2016 EU referendum for the (a) hire of accommodation for counting votes, (b) printing of...

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many hours were worked by public servants opening postal votes for the 2016 EU referendum.

      Gulf Strategy Unit: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people the Gulf Strategy Integrated Delivery Team employs; what proportion of those people are (a) full-time and (b) part-time; and what...

      Employment: Jarrow

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of the working population of Jarrow constituency is currently employed in the private sector.

      Electronic Government: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which Government Departments use the GOV.UK Verify service.

      Civil Servants: EU Institutions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil service employees have completed a five-month European placement; and how many of those employees were fast streamers.

      Senior Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2017 to Question 106358, on senior civil servants: recruitment, if he will make an estimate of when that...

      Ministers: Autobiography

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the recommendations set out in the Report of the Committee of Privy Counsellors on Ministerial Memoirs chaired by Lord Radcliffe,...

      Electoral Register: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government plans to adopt the Electoral Commission's proposal automatically to register future voters at 15-years-old at the same time as...

  • Department for International Trade

    • UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether his Department will have ultimate responsibility for the negotiation of a UK-EU trade deal; and if he will make a statement.

    • Department for International Trade: Departmental Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate he has made of the cost of establishing his Department.

      Department for International Trade: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2017 to Question 1077450, on International Trade Travel, whether that policy has been followed for all...

      Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2017 to Question 107560, on exports, whether the target to export £1 trillion of goods and...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Equifax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with her US counterparts on the Equifax data breach; and if she will make a statement.

    • 5G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if it is her Department's policy that all (a) urban areas, (b) major trunk roads and (c) railways will have uninterrupted 5G...

      Cultural Heritage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to ensure the safeguarding of heritage cultural crafts in the UK.

      Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to ensure appropriate age restrictions are applied to video games and other digital...

      Gambling: Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an assessment of the trends in the level of gambling content in video games played by children; and if she...

      Sports: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what role her Department plays in supporting sports persons who are recovering from mental illness.

      Broadband: Universal Service Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department plans to provide a response to the consultation on the Broadband Universal Service Obligation that...

      5G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what persons and organisations her Department plans to invite to the Glasgow briefing event on 1 November 2017 which is part...

      Digital Technology: Glasgow East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 30 June 2017 to Question 90, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Work and...

      Broadband: Colne Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to improve superfast broadband coverage in Colne Valley constituency.

      Equifax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether any Government departments were compromised by the data breach at Equifax; and if she will make a statement.

      Tech City UK and Tech North: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2017 to Question 107171, on Tech City UK and Tech North: Staff, if she will make an...

      Tech City UK and Tech North: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 October 2017 to Question 9257, on Tech City UK and Tech North: Staff, if she will publish the...

      Biometrics: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what guidance the Government has provided on the capture, manipulation and storage of (a) facial images and (b) associated...

      Government Departments: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to tackle companies who operate premium rate telephone numbers which forward calls to Government...

      Digital Technology: EU Internal Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential benefits of continued membership of the EU Digital Single Market when the UK...

      Digital Technology: EU Internal Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received from the British creative industries on potential benefits of continued membership of...

      Broadband: Weaver Vale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment her Department has made of the number and proportion of households in Weaver Vale constituency which do...

      Gambling Act 2005: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many crimes have been recorded under the Gambling Act 2005 in England and Wales in each of the last five years.

      Public Libraries: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2017 to Question 107956, on public libraries: closures, for what reasons her Department...

      Culture: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2017 to Question 107065, on Local government: culture, whether her Department holds...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Elizabeth Tower: Iron and Steel

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the decision on procuring steel for the refurbishment of the Elizabeth Tower was...

  • Department of Health

    • Heart Diseases: 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 cardiac condition in each month of the financial...

    • Nervous 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 central nervous system condition, excluding stroke,...

      Urinary 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 urological condition in each month of the financial...

      Health Services: Per Capita Costs

      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 is spent in the London Borough of Enfield; and where...

      Breast Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice is given to people prior to breast cancer treatment and operations on the implications of such treatment or operations for their broader...

      NHS: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have received an overpayment from the NHS Pension Scheme in each of the last five years.

      NHS: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS Pension Scheme has paid out in overpayments in each of the last five years.

      NHS: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, under what circumstances the NHS Pension Scheme would write off an overpayment due to official error.

      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 that was not classifiable in each month of financial...

      NHS: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduce the incidents of official error leading to overpayment by the NHS Pension Scheme.

      NHS: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that there is adequate accountability for errors made within the NHS Pension Scheme.

      NHS Property Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the terms are of the loan facilities available to NHS Property Services Limited.

      NHS Property Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has approved any salary increases or bonus schemes for the directors of NHS Property Services Limited in 2017.

      NHS Property Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the payment of bonuses to the directors of NHS Property Services Limited is consistent with public sector pay policy.

      NHS Property Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many directors and employees of NHS Property Services Limited receive remuneration in excess of that paid to the Prime Minister.

      Infectious Diseases: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were admitted to hospital who presented at accident and emergency departments with a primary diagnosis of an infectious disease in each...

      Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons foetal alcohol spectrum disorder is not recognised as a mental health condition for the purposes of treatment.

      NHS Property Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria he applies in calculating bonuses paid to the directors of NHS Property Services Limited.

      NHS Property Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the guidance issued to clinical commissioning groups and NHS England about NHS Property Services Limited and charges for vacant space.

      Mental Health: Mothers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to identify at an early stage new mothers who may be experiencing mental health problems.

      NHS Property Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what monitoring was undertaken on whether the funding that was added to the baseline funding allocated to clinical commissioning groups in 2016-17 to...

      NHS: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Government plans to respond to the House of Lords Select Committee report on the sustainability of the NHS and adult social care, published on 5...

      NHS Property Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria he has used to assess requests for additional equity funding beyond the original £125 million for NHS Property Services Limited.

      Health Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of (a) upfront charging for NHS services and (b) assessments on patient paperwork on (i) access to...

      NHS Property Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the shareholder objectives for NHS Property Services Limited were last reviewed; and which organisations or people were consulted during that review...

      NHS Property Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much additional funding over the baseline funding allocated to clinical commissioning groups was disbursed from the public purse in order to meet the...

      NHS Property Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the return to date on the investment from the public purse made in NHS Property Services Limited.

      Plastic Surgery: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to ban people under the age of 18 from accessing cosmetic procedures, other than those required...

      Health Services: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress he has made on the implementation of his policy Transforming Care since the establishment of the Transforming Care Delivery Board in...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of deaths from illegal drug use.

      NHS Walk-in Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS walk-in centres are expected to (a) operate reduced hours and (b) cease operating in the next 12 months.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time was in each month since April 2015 for patients referred for primary care having suffered psychosis.

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were admitted to hospital following a primary diagnosis of an ENT condition from accident and emergency departments in each month of...

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were admitted to hospital following a primary diagnosis of a head injury from accident and emergency in each month of each financial...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve the management of emergency admissions of children and infants with bronchiolitis.

      Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2017 to Question 62116, on arthritis, what steps his Department is taking to increase the proportion of patients...

  • Department for Transport

    • Tyres

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent of the practice undertaken by some bus, HGV and other large vehicle fleet operators to substitute tyres that...

  • Home Office

    • Adoption

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in which circumstances the Home Office differentiates between adopted and natural children for (1) immigration purposes, and (2) other purposes.

    • Fracking: Protest

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether chief police officers can apply for additional funding to cover the opportunity costs of officers being present at an anti-fracking protest, rather than...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the probability of reducing non-UK net migration to the tens of thousands prior to Brexit.

      Visas: Married People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Public statement: relationship no longer subsisting forms were received by the Home Office in each month since 2016.

      Visas: Married People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) arrests, and (2) deportations, have arisen from Public statement: relationship no longer subsisting forms that have been received by the Home...

      Borders: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how border security can be ensured without the use of paper-based international travel cards.

      Borders: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risks to border security of dual nationals using international passenger survey or paper-based landing cards...

      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 were (1) retained by local councils, and (2) retained by the Home...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Nuclear Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure the maintenance and timely replacement of the nuclear power element of the UK’s electricity production.

    • Utilities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) consumer protections, (2) redress schemes, (3) requirements to provide information and (4) requirements to treat consumers fairly currently exist in UK...

      Electricity: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in relation to electricity costs, what they estimate the percentage increase will be for Balancing Services Use of System charges between (1) now and 2020, and...

      EU Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Brexit on the EU Emissions Trading System.

      EU Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide UK operators covered by the EU Emissions Trading System with certainty on the future of the UK’s participation in the...

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what was the cost of the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme in Great Britain in each of the last four years; (2) what is the budget for the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Commonwealth: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to raise the issue of human rights at the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

    • North Korea: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which countries have downgraded or severed diplomatic relations with North Korea over the past two months; and what assessment they have made of the UK’s...

      North Korea: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the finding contained in the UN Report of the Commission of inquiry on human rights in the Democratic People’s...

      Saudi Arabia: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have raised the issue of human rights with the government of Saudi Arabia; and if so, what response they have received.

      Israel: Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to persuade Israel to ban arms sales to Myanmar, following the sustained violence against the Rohingya Muslim community in Myanmar.

      Syria: Military Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the total cost to the UK since 2011 of arming and assisting rebel groups and Kurdish militia in Syria; and whether the UK continues to fund such activity.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of concerns that UK arms sold to Saudi Arabia are being used in the conflict in Yemen, why they keep no records of the casualty rates associated with...

      Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans in the near future to reopen lines of communication with the regime of President Assad in Syria; and if not why not.

      Israel: Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to reports that Israel is continuing to sell weapons to Myanmar given that the EU and the US have both banned arms sales to that country.

      Israel: Bedouin

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel regarding the impending forcible removal of the Bedouin village of Khan al-Amar if the ruling of...

      South Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of progress in the proposed revitalisation of the 2015 peace agreement in South Sudan by the Intergovernmental Authority on...

      Cameroon: Minority Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Cameroon regarding reports of a recent escalation of violence directed at the Anglophone minority; and...

  • Department for Education

    • Students: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government where a disabled student can find information about legally required levels of support available in higher education institutions.

    • Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how a student entitled to Disabled Students' Allowance can ensure that the higher education institution at which they are studying fulfils its support...

      Disabled Students' Allowances: Dyslexia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why students with previously assessed dyslexia have to undergo a second assessment before becoming entitled to Disabled Students' Allowance when students with...

      Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have assessed the impact on the take-up of Disabled Students' Allowance of the introduction of a £200 contribution for IT equipment.

      Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether students who take up their full entitlement to Disabled Students' Allowance have higher completion rates and final grades than those disabled students...

      Academies: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance is offered to multi-academy trusts on setting the pay levels of senior staff.

      T-levels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking to enable all young people to have the opportunity to choose from the full range of technical A levels.

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department for Education intends to consult on whether to make Personal, Social, Health and Economic education compulsory in all schools; and if so, when.

      Education: Males

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking to improve the education of white working class boys.

      Children in Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to bring into force sections 1 to 3 of the Children and Social Work Act 2017 (corporate parenting and care leavers).

      Children: Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to bring into force Part 2, sections 12 to 31, of the Children and Social Work Act 2017 (safeguarding of children).

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to bring into force sections 34 and 35 of the Children and Social Work Act 2017 (relationships, sex, and PSHE).

      Social Work England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to bring into force section 36 of the Children and Social Work Act 2017 (Social Work England).

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • House of Lords: Television Channels

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether any assessment has been made of the advantages and disadvantages of establishing separate television channels throughout the day for both the House of...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Gibraltar Defence Police Federation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the recent report by the Ministry of Defence into the Gibraltar Police Federation.

    • Boeing: Military Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current position regarding Ministry of Defence aircraft contracts with Boeing following the United States Department of Commerce's decision to place...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Social Rented Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the new houses built following the allocation of £2 billion for new council and housing association housing will be social housing and...

    • Social Rented Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be the role of local authorities in securing the new houses to be built following the allocation of £2 billion for new council and housing...

      Letting Agents: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their proposals to regulate letting agents, announced by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on 1 October, will include...

      Owner Occupation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to take action in regard to leaseholders being charged escalating ground rents, and to ensure that freehold means holding property free of...

      Conveyancing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of commitments set out in the Housing White Paper and the Queen's Speech, when the call for evidence on the home moving process will be launched.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to extend the scheme providing a £1,000 discount to pubs with a rateable value of less than £100,000; and, if so, whether...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Foreign Investment in UK: National Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the UK has an equivalent of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States or Australia's Foreign Investment Review Board; and if so, what it is.

    • Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of official figures published in August showing that the number of international students overstaying their visas was lower than previously estimated...

      Census

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to consider changes to the gender identity question in the 2021 Census.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Telecommunications: China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the value of direct investment from China in the UK telecommunications sector in each of the last five years.

    • Energy: China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the value of direct investment from China in the UK energy sector in each of the last five years.

      Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many foreign direct investment projects there have been in the UK over the last five years.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

  • Department of Health

    • Drugs: Side Effects

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency accepts medical correspondence from GPs or consultants about a patient's medical condition with a...

    • Congenital Abnormalities: Health Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for introducing a Birth Defects Prevention Month and a Folic Acid Awareness Week similar to those in the United States,...

      Congenital Abnormalities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in each of the last three years, how many pregnancies affected by neural tube defects were second or subsequent pregnancies.

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