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Written answers

Monday, 30 October 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many officials employed in his Department since June 2016 have substantial experience of bilateral aviation negotiations and agreements.

    • A417

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish the feasibility studies for the A417 missing link.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of surface transport improvements to the rail and road network required for the expansion of...

      Crossrail 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential contribution of Crossrail 2 to national economic growth.

      Crossrail 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential contribution of Crossrail 2 to national economic growth in each region of the UK.

      Road Traffic: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of congestion on roads in (a) Bolton and (b) Wigan.

      High Speed Two: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when and by whom his Department was informed that unauthorised redundancy payments of £1.76 million had been paid out by HS2 Ltd.

      High Speed Two: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the job titles were of former HS2 Ltd employees who received unauthorised redundancy payments; and what the amount and date paid was of each such...

      High Speed Two: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what arrangements have been made to recover unauthorised redundancy payments made by HS2 Ltd from recipients.

      Government Car Service: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of vehicles in the Government car service are ultra-low emission vehicles.

      Tolls: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of vehicles that will pay the T-Charge in central London each week in the first full year of operating the new...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to release the outcome of the consultation on the site of the High Speed 2 depot on the eastern leg of its route.

      High Speed Two: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the position and dates of employment by HS2 Ltd are of all former High Speed 2 staff who have received redundancy payments.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2017 to Question 108497, if his Department will undertake a study into journey times between Leigh and local High...

      High Speed Two: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, who has sat on the (a) Exceptions, (b) People and (c) Management Panel of High Speed 2; and between what dates each such person served on those panels.

  • Home Office

    • Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what provisions she has put in place for people who grew up in care and are unable to provide a birth certificate when applying for a passport.

    • Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of recent trends in domestic violence offences; and if she will make a statement.

      UK Border Force: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding her Department has allocated to the Border Force; and how many people have been employed by that agency in each year since 2012.

      Mental Health Services: Stun Guns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on the use of tasers in mental health units; and whether this information will be collected as part of...

      Domestic Violence: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of children growing up in homes which are experiencing domestic violence in each region and nation...

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October 2017 to Question 108450, on police: finance; if she will publish the number of unsuccessful bids to the...

      Refugees: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will ensure that all refugees in France refused transfer to the UK are informed that their application for transfer has...

      Refugees: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for the transfer of the next tranche of funding to Northern Ireland under the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation...

      College of Policing: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the interview for the new Chair of the College of Policing took place; and when the successful candidate for that role will be announced.

      Crimes of Violence: Acids

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of attacks or assaults on people involving acid in each of the last five years; and what steps she...

      Cybercrime: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2017 to Question 108158, which external companies are involved in the administration or operation of...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions her Department has had with its French counterpart on plans in place to provide shelter and help to refugees who may...

      Visas: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to ensure that UK Visas and Immigration has an adequate number of staff to process Tier 2 visa applications when the UK...

      Refugees: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the refugee family reunion rules on the capacity of refugees to integrate fully in...

      Refugees: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for family reunion visas under part 11 of the Immigration Rules were granted outside of those rules in (a) 2014, (b)...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether an assessment of the (a) number and (b) types of calls made to the modern slavery helpline has been made since that helpline was...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Intellectual Property Office plans to publish its recommendations on registered and unregistered designs...

    • Iron and Steel: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to prevent the dumping of Chinese steel in the UK.

      New Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish Professor Tim Dafforn's review of entrepreneurship; and if he will make a statement.

      Iron and Steel: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he plans to take to prevent the dumping of Chinese steel in the UK when the UK leaves the EU.

      Companies: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which UK-based Trust and Company Service Providers have incorporated more than 20 Scottish Limited Partnerships.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to section 5.3.7 of his Department's policy document, National Minimum Wage Law: Enforcement, if he will...

      Supply Teachers: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Taylor Review of modern working practices, published in July 2017, what steps he is taking to...

      Gratuities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timetable is for the publication of his Department's response to the 2016 consultation into tipping,...

      Fracking: Ryedale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what correspondence he has had with Third Energy on its application for hydraulic fracturing consent for the KM8...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department requires that the levels of methane in groundwater must have been monitored for a full 12-month...

      Energy: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2017 to Question 108128, on energy: debts, what steps his Department is taking to...

      Fracking: Ryedale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2017 to Question 108327, on fracking: Ryedale, if he will make it his policy to...

      Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of reforming state aid rules when the UK leaves the EU.

      Nuclear Power: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to attract qualified and experienced people into the nuclear sector.

      Gratuities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to respond to the recommendations of his Department's consultation on tips, gratuities, service and other...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department was consulted by the Department for Exiting the European Union on the economic impact...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Oral Answer of the Prime Minister, Official Report, column 300, of 25 October 2017, what discussions he...

      Consumers: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on what date he plans to publish the Consumer Green Paper.

      Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish the Industrial Strategy White Paper.

      Modern Working Practices Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to publish his response to the Taylor Review of modern working practices, published in July 2017,...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what funding his Department has set aside for contingencies relating to the UK leaving the EU in the (a) 2017-18 and...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what contingency funding his Department has allocated in relation to the Government's negotiations on the UK leaving...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Iraq: Yazidis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to assist the UN inquiry on genocide against Yazidis in Iraq.

    • Iran: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the treatment of the Baha'i community in Iran.

      Iran: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations has he made to the UN General Assembly on the human rights situation in Iran.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support a negotiated settlement between the Israeli Government and the Palestinian Authority.

      United Arab Emirates: Travel Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the recent detention of the British citizen, Jamil Ahmed Mukadam, in the UAE, what steps his Department is...

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to suspend future licensing of UK arms to Saudi Arabia to be used in Yemen.

      Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the outcome of the Conference on Facilitating the Entry Into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear...

      Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support the work of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban...

      USA: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his US counterpart on ratification by that country of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test...

      Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to help facilitate the entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of whether Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's rights under (a) Iranian and (b) international...

      Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to communicate with hon. Members and Members of the House of Lords plans for the Commonwealth Heads of...

      Catalonia: Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Spanish counterpart on the violence that occurred during the Catalan independence...

      Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council will be held in 2017; and what the agenda is for that meeting.

      Conditions of Employment: Domestic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his counterparts in other countries on ratification of the International Labour...

      USA: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has made with his US counterpart on that Government's current Nuclear Posture Review.

      Nigeria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on self-determination for the Biafran people in the Eastern Region of Nigeria.

      Weapons of Mass Destruction: Proliferation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to help facilitate implementation by UN member states of their obligations under UN...

      Weapons of Mass Destruction: Proliferation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support the work of the committee established pursuant to UN Security Resolution 1540.

      Nigeria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has made representations to the Government of Nigeria on the treatment of Biafrans living in the...

      Africa: British Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the current status is of the British Council's African Knowledge Transfer Partnerships pilot project; and whether there...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2017 to Question 105822, on Department for Exiting the European Union: secondment, what...

    • Food: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on food prices in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

      Business: Transitional Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent discussions he has had with the (a) British Chambers of Commerce, (b) Federation of Small Businesses, (c) EEF...

      Dublin Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on plans to continue to apply the Dublin III Regulation after the UK...

  • Attorney General

    • Domestic Violence: Greater London

      To ask the Attorney General, how many successful prosecutions relating to domestic violence offences which were initially reported to police in London were recorded in each of the last five years.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans the Government has to demonstrate progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the next 12 months.

    • Uganda: Bridge International Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to recent reports of sub-standard teaching and unsanitary learning facilities and the decision in the High Court in...

      Overseas Aid and Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect on its strategy on trade and aid of the establishment of the Institute...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the direct effect of activity in Yemen undertaken by the Government of Saudi Arabia on...

      Nigeria: Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what bilateral assistance her Department is providing to reduce malaria cases and deaths in Nigeria.

      Venezuela: Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the implications of the increase in malaria cases in Venezuela for the World Health...

      Sub-Saharan Africa: Poaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 9 October 2017 to Question 105404, on sub-Saharan Africa: poaching, what definition of welfare her...

      World Bank: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with representatives of the World Bank in September and October 2017 on its energy portfolio and the...

      Africa: Innovation and Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to support science and innovation in Africa.

      Department for International Development: Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2017 to Question 108856, on Developing countries: sexual harassment, how her Department defines...

      Department for International Development: Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2017 to Question 108856, on Developing countries: sexual harassment, if the Government will...

      Department for International Development: Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2017 to Question 108856, on Developing countries: sexual harassment, whether her Department has...

  • Department for Education

    • Pupils: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether pupil nationality data is used to match pupil or family records in order to process data requests by the Home Office, for purposes including...

    • Universities: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to improve access to (a) Oxford University and (b) Cambridge University for (i) black students and (ii) students from low...

      Apprentices: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 12 October 2017 to Question 107455, how many women born between (a) 6 April 1950 and 5 April 1953, (b) 6 April 1953 and 5...

      Alternative Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the legal basis is for her Department's collection of data on pregnancy, health and mental health from January 2018 to inform the Alternative...

      Supply Teachers: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she last met representatives of supply teachers to discuss their concerns about insecure working practices.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) applications and (b) admissions for initial teacher training courses specialising in the education of under-fives there were in each year...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 9 October 2017 to Question 105348, on children: day care, what the reasons are for the apparent discrepancy between the...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has made an estimate of the number of parents who are unable to access funded hours only places; and if she will make a statement.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many two-year olds have received 15 hours free childcare in each of the last three years.

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of under-fives received early years education in maintained nursery schools in each year since 2010.

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Written Statement of 1 March 2017, Sex and Relationships Education, HCWS 509, and pursuant to the Answer of 11 July 2017 to...

      Wakefield City Academies Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the Education Funding Agency plans to publish its report into Wakefield City Academies Trust; and if she will make a statement.

      Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department or any of its agencies hold reports that raise concerns on the financial situation in multi-academy trusts; and if she will...

      Service Pupil Premium: Plymouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether schools in Plymouth which accept children of servicemen and servicewomen will continue to receive the service pupil premium after April 2018.

      Wakefield City Academies Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will place in the Library a copy of the Education Funding Agency investigation into the Wakefield City Academies Trust produced in 2016.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2017 to Question 108171, whether her Department plans to seek information on the income of people accessing 30...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the announcement by her Department on 11 April 2017 on families to benefit from £55 million boost to childcare services, how...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Oral contribution of the Minister of State for Education of 18 July 2017, Official Report, column 713, what discussions her Department...

      Schools: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2017 to Question 107822, what steps she is taking to ensure that schools meet more than two Gatsby benchmarks of...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to appoint further ambassadors for the apprentice ambassador programme on a cross-party basis.

      Education: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to announce further details of the review of tertiary education.

      Ofsted: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many inspectors are employed by Ofsted in each region of England.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the findings of the evaluation of the further education reform programme 2015 research report commissioned, by her...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children live within three miles of three outstanding schools in each local authority in England.

      Pre-school Education: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Early Years Workforce Strategy, published in march 2017, what progress her Department has made on plans to conduct a feasibility...

      Breakfast Clubs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, further to her Department's publication on an open process to provide breakfast clubs in schools, how much of the funding from this process is...

      Graduates: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of changes to Government policy on interest rates on graduate debt on her Department's revenue budget for...

      Academies: Headteachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department holds on the (a) number and (b) amounts of settlements paid to head teachers leaving schools in multi-academy trusts...

      Academies: Headteachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many head teachers (a) have registered and (b) been dismissed from schools within a multi-academy trust since 2010.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to update the prison staff benchmark figures which were last updated in March 2017.

    • Prison Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of the pay rise for prison staff being paid from current budgets on other prison services.

      Prison Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether additional funding will be provided from the public purse to prisons to help them with the rise in prisoner numbers since May 2017.

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the backlog in the Upper Tribunal.

      Liverpool Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what capital investment has been made to HM Prison Liverpool in each of the last 12 years.

      Liverpool Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions his Department has had with the HM Inspectorate of Prisons on HM Prison Liverpool in the last three years.

      Personal Independence Payment: Thanet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the waiting time between the commencement of a personal independence payment appeal and a decision for...

      Offenders: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of female offenders are serving custodial sentences for non-violent offences; and how many female offenders are serving...

      Negligence: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many clinical negligence proceedings involving the death of a child were granted legal aid in 2012-13.

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of community service sentences were carried out in the local authority where the offence was committed in each of the last three years.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders the Government projected would be referred to each community rehabilitation company in each quarter at the time of signing contracts...

      Prisoners: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average number of hours was that prisoners spent on purposeful activity in each day in (a) England and Wales and (b) each prison in England and...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders have been referred to community rehabilitation companies in each quarter of the last two years.

      Prisoners: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of self-inflicted deaths of prisoners.

      Ministry of Justice: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department spent on staff attending external courses in each of the last five years.

      Magistrates: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2017 to Question 107170 on magistrates: Warrington, when and for what reasons his Department decided to cease...

      Prisoners: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many EU nationals (a) are in UK prisons and (b) have been transferred to prison in their own countries under the EU Prisoner Transfer Directive.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Churches: Music

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what the policy is of the Church Commissioners on the playing of secular music in (a) St....

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 October 2017 to Question 105974, on military aid, which countries received funding from his Department's Defence Assistance...

    • Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse was of (a) training foreign military officers in the UK, (b) training foreign military officers overseas and (c)...

      Ministry of Defence: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to retain personnel with significant cyber knowledge and expertise.

      Saudi Arabia: Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Brimstone missiles have been sold by the UK to Saudi Arabia.

      Saudi Arabia: Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of Brimstone missiles used by Saudi Arabia in the conflict on Yemen.

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the criteria for an EU national applying to join the British Army take account of the applicant's parents having attained UK citizenship.

      Army Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress his Department has made on increasing the size of the Army Reserve to 30,000 personnel.

      NATO Countries: Maritime Patrol Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which NATO countries provided Maritime Patrol Aircraft for use in UK airspace on 24 and 25 October 2017.

      HMS Scott

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

      Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for the base-porting arrangements for the new Type 26 frigates.

      Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the retirement dates are of each of the 13 Type 26 frigates.

      Warships: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government has indicated to the Governments of Brazil and of Chile that HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark may become available for purchase.

      Astute Class Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the base-porting arrangements are for the most recent Astute-class attack submarine.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, where the maintenance of the F-35B aircraft will take place.

      Ministry of Defence: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what contingency funding his Department has allocated in relation to the Government's negotiations on the UK leaving the EU for the (a) current, (b)...

      HMS Scott

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the current planned operational retirement date is for HMS Scott.

      Military Bases: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 in ensuring that (a) adequate fire safety...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 19 July 2017 to Question 4292, on universal credit, when his Department plans to publish further data on payment...

    • Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the freeze on local housing allowance on levels of homelessness.

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of freezing local housing allowance on the number of households (a) falling into rental...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has made an assessment of the effect of his decision to end the Support for Mortgage Interest allowance on the financial situation...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will introduce transitional measures for claimants in receipt of support for mortgage interest when his Department ends the Support for...

      Motor Neurone Disease: Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to ensure that people with motor neurone disease are not required to be regularly reassessed for personal...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government has made an assessment of the potential merits of lifting the freeze on benefits on account of changes to the level of...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants will be affected by the changes to the support for mortgage interest due to take place in April 2018.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, following the support for mortgage interest changes in April 2018, with what frequency interest will be applied.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, who will be administering the support for mortgage interest changes due to take place in April 2018.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how the interest rate will be set, following support for mortgage interest changes in April 2018.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 9 October 2017 to Question 105008, on personal independence payment (PIP): appeals, what his target is for the...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 9 October 2017 to Question 105008, on personal independence payment: appeals, what the average cost to his...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Departmental Coordination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which Department manages the Jointly Managed Engagement Team; and how many members of staff from (a) HM Treasury and (b) his Department work...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the peak number of claimants is for universal credit via the link service.

      Universal Credit: PAYE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department takes to avoid errors in universal credit payments where the RTI data for a claimant is late, missing or incorrect.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Departmental Coordination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2017 to Question 107556, on universal credit, what the aims and nature of his Department's work is with...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Taylor Review of modern working practices, published in July 2017, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether universal credit claimants migrating from the live service to the full service will experience a cessation of income.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many decisions on personal independence payments claims were subsequently overturned by HM Courts and Tribunals Service in each of the...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure that assessment criteria for personal independence payments do not prevent people with disabilities from...

      Atos Healthcare: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints have been made regarding Atos assessments for personal independence payments in each of the last five years.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of decisions on whether employment and support allowance claimants will not have to undergo further work capability...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to support people in automatic enrolment pension schemes to make additional voluntary contributions to their pensions.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what funding his Department has set aside for contingencies relating to the UK leaving the EU in the (a) 2017-18 and (b) 2018-19 financial years.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2017 to Question 108912, on Department for Work and Pensions: telephone services, where the income from...

      Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of disabled people who will be enrolled on to universal credit by 31 January 2018.

      Universal Credit: Disability

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

      Jobcentres: Glasgow South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many jobcentre clients have been assisted by an Armed Forces Champion in the Glasgow South West constituency in the last 12 months.

      State Retirement Pensions: Midlothian

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if his Department will carry out an assessment of the effect on women in Midlothian constituency of changes to the state pension age for women...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if his Department will release data to (a) local authorities and (b) housing associations on the claimants due to migrate from legacy benefits...

      Food Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 3 February 2017 to Question 62617, on food poverty, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that people...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how representations from hon. members acting on behalf of constituents about benefit claim decisions are communicated to case managers and...

      Jobcentres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of jobs that will be affected by the closure of jobcentres; and what the roles and functions of those...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Vegetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to promote increased vegetable consumption at the Food Foundations Veg Summit on 24...

    • Primates: Pets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to prohibit the sale and keeping of primates as pets; and whether the Code of Practice for the...

      Pet Travel Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the EU-UK Pet Passporting Scheme will continue to operate (a) during any transitional period and (b) after the UK...

      National Parks: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding each national park in England has received in each of the last five financial years from the European...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of when air quality in each area of the UK will be compatible with the UK's legal...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment the Government has made of the compatibility of the planned Holocaust Memorial in Victoria Tower Gardens with...

    • Job Creation: Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many new jobs have been created by enterprise zones since 2015.

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which criteria his Department uses to assess the effectiveness and value for money of the troubled families programme.

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funds his Department has allocated to the troubled families programme for (a) 2016-17, (b) 2017-18, (c) 2018-19 and (d)...

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer of 19 October 2016 to Question 49444 on families: disadvantage, how many families have been turned...

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the troubled families programme.

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what non-governmental organisations the Department (a) currently works with and (b) has worked with in the last five years to...

      Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to improve the consumer rights of freeholders purchasing new build homes.

      Northamptonshire County Council: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his Department's policies of the Local Government Association's financial...

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to advise homebuyers of the potential risks of buying leasehold properties; and if he will make a statement.

      Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with house-builders on sales of (a) leasehold houses and (b) freeholds to other companies...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to increase the number of affordable homes.

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to consult local authorities on proposals for a Shared Prosperity Fund; and whether he plans to consult...

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what contingency funding his Department has allocated in relation to the Government's negotiations on the UK leaving the EU for...

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding his Department has set aside for contingencies relating to the UK leaving the EU in the (a) current and (b)...

      First Time Buyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many starter homes have been completed since 2015.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on his Department's priorities...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of local authorities in regulating taxi and private hire vehicles.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that people benefit from the economic growth delivered through the Northern Powerhouse.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to ensure that coastal areas in North Devon receive an equitable proportion of funding for projects which...

  • Wales Office

    • Ports: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if the Government will take steps to ensure that the cost for any extra facilities or infrastructure required by Welsh ports to meet their legal...

    • Wales Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether his Department was consulted by the Department for Exiting the European Union on the economic impact assessments conducted for the UK leaving the EU.

      European Union: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people in Wales who have been participants in (a) INTERREG, (b) Horizon 2020, (c) EaSi, (d) COSME...

  • HM Treasury

    • Environment Protection: Expenditure

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate his Department has made of the amount and proportion of central government spending on environmental objectives in each of the last...

    • Environment Protection: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what amount of EU structural and investment funds will be spent on UK environmental objectives in each financial year between the current financial year and...

      Natural Disasters: British Overseas Territories

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to recent emergency funding for recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, if he will take steps to guarantee contingency funding outwith...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 7789, on children: daycare, whether there has been a change to the figures for those people signing...

      Public Expenditure: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what additional funds he plans to allocate to the Scottish Government to prepare for when the UK leaves the EU.

      Carers

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of caring responsibilities on (a) labour productivity and (b) economic growth.

      Retail Trade: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 113 of the HM Revenue and Customs Annual Report and Accounts 2016-17, what assessment he has made of the level of compliance with tax...

      Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to promote safer forms of credit for the most financially excluded.

      Treasury: Brexit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the costs incurred by his Department in the current financial year in preparation for the UK leaving the EU.

      Treasury: Brexit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department was consulted by the Department for Exiting the European Union on the economic impact assessments conducted for the UK leaving the EU.

      Self-employed

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have been registered as self-employed in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants: Location

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants will move department due to the machinery of government changes announced on 20 July 2017, broken down by department.

    • Low Pay: North West

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of people in work in (a) St Helens North, (b) St Helens and (c) the North West earn less than the full-time equivalent of the national...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will bring forward proposals for automatic voter registration.

      Part-time Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the change in the number of people in part-time employment has been in the last 10 years.

      Government Communication Service: NATO

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 11 October 2017 to Question 105830, on the Government Communication Service, what visits were undertaken in relation to the...

      Voting Rights: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to bring forward legislation to extend the franchise to UK nationals who have lived abroad for more than 15 years.

      Constituencies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government plans to bring forward the recommendations of the proposed Boundary Review 2018 in England.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Arms Trade: Export Credit Guarantees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the cost was to the public purse of export credit guarantees for arms sales and other military assistance in 2016.

    • Iran: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to UK Defence and Security Export Statistics for 2016, how much of the £5.9 billion that the UK exported, based on...

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the revised tariff rate quotas for the UK that will be lodged with the WTO will constitute a technical rectification.

      World Trade Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK and EU's joint position on WTO schedules of commitments on other WTO member states.

      World Trade Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate he has made of the date when schedules and tariff rate quotas for the UK will be agreed at the WTO.

      Department for International Trade: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what funding his Department has set aside for contingencies relating to the UK leaving the EU in the (a) current and (b) 2018-19 financial year.

      Department for International Trade: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether his Department was consulted by the Department for Exiting the European Union on the economic impact assessments conducted for the...

      ICT: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans the Government has to bring forward a schedule of commitments on trade in IT equipment to be agreed with new trading partners...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Government Property Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2017 to Question 107564, on the Government Property Unit, for what reason that Answer is...

    • China: Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions her Department had with the Chinese Government on increasing tourism from China to the UK.

      Local Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate her Department has made of the number of local newspapers in the UK in each year since 2010.

      Cosmetics: Video Recordings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 18 September 2017 to Question 9919, if her Department will make an analysis of the harm done by skin...

      Social Enterprises: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she has taken to ensure that charities and social enterprises that receive funding from the EU can receive a...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of the assets at the Olympic Park have been sold; what revenue those sales have yielded; and what further such...

      Internet: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment the Government has made of the economic effect of slow internet connection in rural communities.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what contingency funding her Department has allocated in relation to the Government's negotiations on the UK leaving the EU...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department was consulted by the Department for Exiting the European Union on the economic impact assessments...

  • Department of Health

    • Prisons: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which prisons in England and Wales have contracted out health services to non-NHS providers; and if he will list those providers for each prison.

    • Mental Health Services: Stun Guns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information NHS England holds on the use of tasers in mental health units.

      Nurses: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Government will provide devolved administrations with increased funding to pay for lifting the cap on nursing pay in the NHS.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of the (a) English and (b) Welsh resident population who live within (i) five, (ii) 10 and (iii)...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding NHS England has allocated to specialised inpatient eating disorder services in each of the last six (a) financial and (b) calendar years.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of children waiting for mental health support services in (a) Hounslow, (b) London and (c) England.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of children on the waiting list for mental health support services in (a) Hounslow, (b) London and (c) England...

      NHS Trusts: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital trusts in London have recorded budget deficits in each of the last five years.

      NHS: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimate he has made of vacancies in the NHS diagnostic workforce; and what assessment he has made of the implications of that number of...

      Department of Health: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department was consulted by the Department for Exiting the European Union on the economic impact assessments conducted for the UK leaving the EU.

      NHS: Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the outcome of the recent pilot in Bradford and its surrounding area on improving NHS dental availability.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what average level of Units of Dental Activity were commissioned per capita in (a) Bradford South constituency, (b) Yorkshire and Humber and (c) England...

      Joint Replacements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect on patients of the number of clinical commissioning groups that have introduced a threshold in access to hip...

  • Prime Minister

    • Higher Education: Staff

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether the hon. Member for Daventry was acting on behalf of the Government when he wrote to university vice-chancellors requesting the names of academic staff who...

  • Department for Transport

    • Public Transport: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in each of the last ten years, how many people were killed or seriously injured in (1) the UK, and (2) the Greater London area (a) as passengers in a bus or...

    • Midland Main Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the proposed remodelling at Derby station and at Market Harborough station on train journey times between London...

      Dangerous Driving

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 16 October (HL1657), how many non-serious casualties resulted from cases where the driver failed to stop...

  • Home Office

    • Islamic State: Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan to implement the recommendation in paragraph 6.2.1. of Council of Europe Resolution 2190 (2017)  to investigate and prosecute any suspected...

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to enact restrictions on free movement for EU nationals prior to Brexit; and if so, how.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Iraq: Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they took, prior to tabling UN Security Council Resolution 2379, to assess the capacity of Iraqi national courts to conduct the recommended prosecutions...

    • Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the government of Sudan upholds its ceasefire agreements in South Kordofan and Blue Nile States.

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to deploy the UK team of experts on preventing sexual violence in conflict to Bangladesh to document evidence of alleged rape and sexual...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have changed the rules which prevent non-governmental bodies from using government premises for non-governmental purposes; and if no change in the...

      British Overseas Territories: Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they propose to provide observer status for British Overseas Territories during the Commonwealth Summit in London in April 2018.

      Colombia: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the government of Colombia to ensure that the recent peace agreement is fully implemented in consultation with local communities.

      Colombia: Administration of Justice

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what technical support they are providing to the government of Colombia to ensure that an effective system of transitional justice is implemented under the recent...

      Colombia: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the government of Colombia to progress peace talks with the National Liberation Army (ELN), extend the bilateral ceasefire,...

      Colombia: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the government of Colombia to protect those defending human rights; and how they are helping the government of Colombia to...

      Colombia: Overseas Companies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that UK businesses operating in Colombia are required to carry out human rights due diligence in relation to their overseas...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Saudi Arabia regarding the impact of Saudi-led coalition air strikes in Yemen on civilians; and what...

      Palestinians: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are giving any assistance to help consolidate the recent reconciliation deal between Fatah and Hamas, and to support negotiations aimed at long-term...

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, during her meeting with the President of Iran at the UN General Assembly in September, the Prime Minister raised the case of the imprisoned dual...

      Daphne Caruana Galizia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions, if any, they have had with the government of Malta about the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel concerning the conditions for Palestinian women in Israeli prisons and the number...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel following a report from the Palestinian Prisoners’ Affairs Commission that the Israeli...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they plan to take to involve Hamas in future negotiations with Israel.

  • Department for Education

    • Disabled Students' Allowances: Dyslexia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average cost to dyslexic students who received their diagnosis before they were 18 of the assessment required to allow them to be eligible for...

    • Disabled Students' Allowances: Dyslexia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have undertaken or commissioned any study on the impact on those students applying for higher education of requiring dyslexic students to pay for...

      Equality Act 2010

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 16 October, whether the Equality and Human Rights Commission has the power to enforce the Equality Act...

      Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the causatory factors leading to a decline in the number of young people starting an apprenticeship in the current year; and how...

      Immigrants: English Language

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that UK nationals can meet the English language proficiency threshold that has been set for non-UK nationals...

      Great Yarmouth Charter Academy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the staff guidelines issued by the Great Yarmouth Charter Academy that reportedly state that pupils should vomit in a bucket in...

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish the comprehensive careers strategy announced in the Building the Industrial Strategy Green Paper, published in January.

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that working people of all ages have easy access to information and guidance on the education and training they can undertake...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Youth Custody

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the number of children and young people in custody on the prison estate.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • RAF Marham: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether infrastructure upgrades at RAF Marham to facilitate the arrival of the Lightning 2 jet aircraft are on schedule.

    • RAF Marham: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much is being offered in incentive payments for early delivery of infrastructure to facilitate the accommodation of Lightning 2 jet aircraft at RAF Marham.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what factors have caused revision of the delivery programme for the Lightning 2 jet aircraft from amber to amber–red; and what are the implications of that...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on 9 October (HC Deb, col 4), whether they will publish the evidence supporting his...

    • Office for Nuclear Regulation: Public Appointments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Office for Nuclear Regulation expects to appoint a new Chief Nuclear Inspector.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Prime Minister’s proposal for a two-year post-Article 50 implementation period includes continued participation in the Common Agricultural Policy.

    • Fisheries: North Sea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, as part of the UK's future relationship with the EU, they will seek to continue participating in the North Sea multiannual plan.

      Agricultural Products: Import Duties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what understanding they have reached with the EU on sharing out the tariff-rate quotas that govern the import of farm products into the EU from countries outside...

      Environment Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that environmental defenders, including park rangers, are being killed in record numbers globally.

      Wild Parsnips

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what dangers wild parsnips pose to the environment and the public.

      Water Abstraction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reform the water abstraction system, including in relation to abstraction volumes and licence conditions.

      Pigs: Animal Welfare

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what measures they have taken in relation to any EU member states that are not in compliance with the sow stall ban contained in EU Directive 2008/120/EC; (2)...

      Fly-tipping

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of legislation to protect the countryside from fly-tipping.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Building Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 25 September (HL1605), whether the Building Control Department of a local authority would be...

    • Letting Agents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 28 March (HL Deb, col 466), when they expect to legislate to introduce compulsory client money...

      Letting Agents: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to legislate to ban letting agents fees.

      Landlords: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of local authority private sector landlord licensing schemes.

      Right to Buy Scheme: Housing Associations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they are making on extending Right to Buy to housing association tenants.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the four-year £435 million package of support for business ratepayers following the 2017 business rate revaluation has been spent; and how much...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many bookshops have lost small business rate relief or rural rate relief as a result of the 2017 business rate revaluation; and, beyond the scheme to cap the...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to provide guidance on the use of the £300 million fund for local authorities to distribute to help businesses facing higher business...

  • HM Treasury

    • Income Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the October International Monetary Fund half-yearly fiscal monitor report view that tax systems should have become more progressive to...

    • Economic Policy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the policy options available to HM Treasury and the Bank of England in the event of a sharp slowdown in the UK's economy.

      Inflation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have recently considered setting a temporary or permanent increase in the inflation target set for the Monetary Policy Committee.

      Infrastructure: Capital Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total expenditure per resident on publicly funded infrastructure projects in (1) London, (2) the North West, (3) the East of England, (4) Yorkshire...

      Economic Surveys

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they made of the content of the OECD Economic Survey of the United Kingdom 2017 before agreeing to the same report being launched in the buildings...

      Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the accuracy of predictions made by the OECD, in the light of the statement made by OECD Director General, Jose Angel Gurria on...

      Credit: Interest Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the consumer and systematic risk arising from high-cost credit products.

      Funerals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current level of protection for consumers purchasing a funeral plan, including protection from inappropriate sales and...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Impact Assessments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on the publication of impact assessments in relation to (1) primary legislation and (2) secondary legislation.

    • Legislation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on pre-legislative consultation.

      Joint Ministerial Committee on EU Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what date has been agreed for the next meeting of the Joint Ministerial Committee on EU negotiations; and what is the frequency of meetings intended for the future.

      Joint Ministerial Committee

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how far in advance they aim to circulate papers to those attending meetings of (1) the Joint Ministerial Committee (Plenary), and (2) the Joint Ministerial...

      Joint Ministerial Committee

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many meetings of (1) the Joint Ministerial Committee (Plenary), and (2) the Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations), they intend to convene in 2018.

      Devolution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their response dated 17 January to the report from the Constitution Committee Inter-governmental relations in the United Kingdom (Session...

      Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the anticipated date of publication of their review into democratic engagement.

      Subversion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they intend to take to ensure that other states do not interfere improperly in the UK’s democratic process.

  • Department of Health

    • Surrogate Motherhood: Lone Parents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 12 October (HL1633), whether they have considered the potential discriminatory effects of the remedial...

    • NHS: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish their analysis of the cost of achieving referral to treatment standards as set out in the NHS constitution.

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