Written answers

Thursday, 2 November 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • British Transport Police: Emergency Services Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for the British Transport Police to transition to the Emergency Services Network.

    • Travel: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of regional and local variations in the provision of transport services for pensioners across England;...

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 30 October 2017 to Question 108866, on aviation, how many employees with substantial experience of bilateral aviation...

      High Speed Two: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the position and dates of employment were of each former HS2 Ltd employee who received a redundancy payment; and what information the Department...

      High Speed Two: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what total salary payment will be received by the HS2 Ltd Finance Director between 30 October 2017 and the end of the 2017-18 financial year.

      High Speed Two: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the NAO report that HS2 Ltd has been paying out unauthorised redundancy payments, what discussions he has had with HS2 Ltd on...

      High Speed Two: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many email documents were created falsely to attempt to show communications on the HS2 Ltd redundancy scheme with his Department; and who was...

      High Speed Two: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he is considering a fraud investigation as a result of the Government Internal Audit Agency and Department Management letter of 11 October on...

      Diesel Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of diesel cars which have had their diesel particulate filters removed.

      Diesel Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to prohibit the removal of diesel particulate filters from cars.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Fracking: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether it is his policy to ensure that major shale planning decisions are the responsibility of the National Planning Regime.

    • Social Rented Housing: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of people living in social tenancies have been in rent arrears in each financial year since 2012-13.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of people living in social tenancies have downsized in each year since the introduction of the spare room subsidy.

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of people living in social tenancies are registered to downsize.

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department was consulted by the Department for Exiting the European Union on the economic impact assessments...

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what meetings (a) he and (b) his Department has had with representatives of trades unions in the last 12 months.

      Carbon Monoxide: Alarms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of properties with carbon monoxide detectors installed in the (a) private...

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when the Government's guidance on abandonment of properties under the provisions of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 is...

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many affordable homes he plans to build in each region of England in each year until 2022.

      Housing: Freehold and Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of people who own their home on a (a) freehold and (b) leasehold basis in England; and...

      Ground Rent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the rise in the level of ground rent for leaseholders who own their leaseholds in (a) Kingston...

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October 2017 to Question 107854, on radicalism, whether the information referred to has been made...

      Building Regulations: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2017 to Question 106154, on housing: carbon emissions, if he will begin reviewing the...

      Compulsory Purchase: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to make a decision on the compulsory purchase orders required for the delivery of the new housing and retail...

      Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will place a copy of any government impact assessment on the effect of leaving the EU on the construction sector in the...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2017 to Question 750, on building regulations: fires, what the evidential basis is for...

      Devolution: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to devolve powers to Cheshire and Warrington.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Office for Nuclear Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2017 to Question 108904, what estimate he has made of the level of funding...

    • Nuclear Fusion: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what budget has been allocated to research on nuclear fusion up to 29 March 2019.

      Fracking: Ryedale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 30 October 2017 to Question 109369, on what date officials met Third Energy to discuss its...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of generating units that have signed capacity agreements list their primary fuel type as diesel.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate his Department has made of the average spend on domestic energy bills by household Energy...

      Energy: Profits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of profit made by distribution network operators in the last 12 months.

      National Grid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department had with National Grid plc on reducing the time its takes for new electricity...

      Service Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect on (a) fair competition, (b) earnings and working conditions for...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the letter of 15 September 2017 from the Investigatory Powers Commissioner's Office summarising the findings...

    • Colombia: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent meetings and discussions he has had with the Colombian Ambassador to the UK on how the UK can effectively support...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department was consulted by the Department for Exiting the European Union on the economic impact assessments...

      Burma: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the potential merits of a UN-mandated global arms embargo...

      Malaysia: Corporal Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in Malaysia on the introduction of public caning in that country.

      Burma: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will make representations to the UN's Security Council on introducing a resolution that calls for an end to...

      Iraq: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the comment by the Joint Minister of State for International Development and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the...

      Tanzania: Teenage Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in Tanzania about reports that pregnant teenage women in that country will be...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Italy: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Prime Minister's speech in Florence of 22 September 2017 on the UK leaving the EU, what the costs were of (a) transport to...

    • Public Sector: Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2017 to Question 108121, what discussions he has had with representatives of Deloitte on the reasons why...

      Cabinet Office: Department for Exiting the European Union

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the formal relationship is between himself and the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.

      Government Digital Service

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much of the £450 million awarded to the Government Digital Service in 2015 has been spent to date; and on what such funds have been spent.

  • Department for International Development

    • Syria: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department plans to increase its investment in education for women and girls in Syria.

    • Developing Countries: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps the Government has taken to support meeting the specific targets on (a) violence against women and girls, (b) female...

      South Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department is spending on dialogue-based peace building work in South Sudan in 2017-18; and what assessment her...

      Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that humanitarian aid can reach civilians in (a) East Ghouta and (b) other besieged...

      Burma: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that humanitarian organisations are granted access to Northern Rakhine state to deliver aid.

      Burma: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the Myanmar Government is not using bureaucratic processes to block access of...

  • Department for Education

    • Apprentices: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) intermediate level, (b) advanced level and (c) higher apprenticeship and starts there were in London in quarter four (i) 2015-16 and (ii)...

    • Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many sibling groups have been adopted in each of the last 10 years.

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many registered foster carers there have been in each of the last 10 years.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people have been approved as adopters in each of the last 10 years.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children have been placed for adoption in each of the last 10 years.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many adoptions have broken down in each of the last 10 years.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will publish all correspondence on the 30 hours free childcare policy which she has had with Suffolk Country Council in the last six months.

      Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which pupils whose parents claim universal credit count towards a school's pupil premium; and if she will make a statement.

      Wakefield City Academies Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, on what the £530,000 from her Department given to Wakefield City Academy Trust as part of the Northern Powerhouse project in 2015 has been spent.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 30 October 2017 to Question 109339, on children: day care, what the timetable is for publication of the independent evaluation.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 30 October 2017 to Question 109407, on children: day care, which local authorities received funding; and how many projects...

      Science: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of (a) government and (b) other schemes in recruiting science teachers in...

      Young People: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress has been madeon targeting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to further their education in the last 10 years .

      Pupils: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to her Department's guidance, entitled Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions, published in December 2015, what the scope...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Legal Aid Scheme: Grenfell Tower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many victims of the Grenfell Tower fire have (a) applied for and (b) been granted legal aid.

    • Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2017 to Question 106123, if he will hold discussions with the Chair of the Sentencing Council on linking the length...

      Legal Aid Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the total cost incurred by the Legal Aid Agency is in means testing applications for grants of exceptional funding in respect to representation at...

      Prisons: North Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in which prisons women who (a) gave a North Wales address and (b) were sentenced by a North Wales Court were held in each year since 2010.

      Eastwood Park Prison: Mother and Baby Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reasons the mother and baby unit at Eastwood Park Prison remains out of commission; and when the repair to that unit will be completed.

      Prisons: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that all new prisons will have adequate accommodation for the provision of mental health services.

      Mental Health Services: Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to enable the mutual sharing of prison and NHS mental health records between those two organisations.

      Prisons: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of prisoners wait longer than the 14 day target for transfer to a secure hospital.

      Court Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government has taken to create a national process to co-ordinate the collection and dissemination of all forced marriage protection...

      Young Offenders: Speech and Language Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of how many and what proportion of young offenders in young offenders institutes have speech, language and communications...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the timetable is for the Government to change the criteria for eligibility for legal aid for victims of domestic violence as a result of the High...

      Emergency Services: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will review the maximum available sentences in cases which staff in the emergency services are assaulted which transporting patients to hospital.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, 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.

    • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether it is the Government's policy to purchase 138 F35 aircraft.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what financial assumptions his Department has made on the cost of (a) spare parts, (b) software upgrades and (c) logistics support for the F-35...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the unit cost is of the Generation III helmets being procured for pilots of the Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to manage exposure to foreign currency fluctuations as part of his Department's F-35 programme.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure that software bugs identified in the Autonomic Logistics Information System on the F-35 aircraft are remedied.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions officials of his Department have had with (a) their counterparts in the US Administration or (b) representatives of Lockheed...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions officials of his Department have had with (a) their counterparts in the US Administration or (b) representatives of Lockheed...

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the future is of HMS Ocean and HMS Bulwark; and if he will make a statement.

      Royal Military Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK Officer Cadets completed their Commissioning Course at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in each course since the start of 2015.

      Royal Military Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many training places were taken up in the September 2017 Commissioning Course at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

      Royal Military Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the assessed Army intake requirement for Officers in each of the Commissioning Course periods for the last three years at Royal...

      Army: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the total number of (a) available regular training places and (b) places that have been filled at (i) ITC Catterick, (ii) ATC...

      Navy: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will review guidelines on the recruitment and training of naval officers in light of positive drug tests aboard HMS Vigilant.

      Navy: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to deal with reports of HMS Vigilant crew members testing positive for class A drugs.

      Navy: Drunkenness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps were taken on on-duty consumption of alcohol by naval officers following the fatal shooting of a crew member aboard HMS Astute in 2011.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claimants in (a) Barnsley and (b) the UK who were awarded employment and support allowance for under (i) one...

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claimants in (a) Barnsley and (b) the UK who were awarded a personal independence payment for under (i) one...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claimants of universal credit did not receive the full payment within 10 weeks of submitting a claim.

      Universal Credit: Midlothian

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people claiming universal credit in Midlothian constituency have contacted the universal credit helpline (a) by landline, (b) by...

      Universal Credit: Vale of Clwyd

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people on benefits in the Vale of Clwyd who will be transferred to universal credit in...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Weston-Super-Mare, of 11 August 2017, on behalf of Somerset Savings &...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time was between an employment and support allowance claim application and a first payment being made (a) nationally...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to assist universal credit claimants who are (a) illiterate or (b) innumerate.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time was for answering telephone calls for each category of claim handled by (a) jobcentres in Wales and (b) his Department's...

      Universal Credit: Vale of Clwyd

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the number of new claimants of universal credit his Department will process in the Vale of Clwyd in...

      Social Security Benefits: Vale of Clwyd

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in the Vale of Clwyd were receiving (a) employment and support allowance, (b) jobseeker's allowance, (c) housing benefit, (d)...

      Universal Credit: Midlothian

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether assessments have been carried out in Midlothian constituency to analyse the roll-out of universal credit.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many state pension payments have been delayed in the last 12 months for more than (a) one, (b) two and (c) three months.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many state pension payments have been delayed in the last 12 months.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time is for calls made to the state pension helpline.

      Social Security Benefits: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of (a) personal independence payment and (b) employment and support allowance appeals in Ashfield constituency...

      Universal Credit: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the mitigations to the administration of universal credit negotiated by the former...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost to the public purse was of providing free television licences to people over the age of 75 in (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17 for...

      Universal Credit: Glasgow South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the longest number of days a universal credit claimant in Glasgow south west has had to want before receiving the initial payment.

      Universal Credit: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with housing associations in (a) Glasgow South West constituency and (b) Glasgow on access to information those...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many child support agency (a) arrears-only cases and (b) arrears cases involving a current liability for a child there are currently in...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) parents with care and (b) non-resident parents with a child support agency case there were in the Glasgow South West constituency...

      Housing Benefit: Glasgow South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with disabilities in Glasgow South West constituency had a deduction made from their benefits due to the removal of the spare...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to review the Child Maintenance Service's practice of allowing a five working days' grace period for non-payment of child...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government plans to review the grounds on which face-to-face interviews are required for a personal independence payment assessment.

      Occupational Pensions: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the economic effect on Scotland of the increase in statutory minimum employee pension contributions in 2018 and...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the position paper, Continuity in the availability of goods for the EU and the UK, published on 21 August...

    • Animal Welfare: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will introduce legislation to increase the maximum sentence for animal cruelty offences to five years imprisonment.

      Rents: New Forest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what consultations and Ministerial actions are required to depart from the principles laid down in the Illingworth report in...

      Land: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the extent of contaminated land across each of the four Black Country boroughs;...

      Horticulture: Production

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to put measures in place to boost UK horticultural production.

      Veterinary Services: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of leaving the EU on the security of supply of medicines for animals.

      Sheep Meat: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on the volume of exports of Welsh lamb to Europe of leaving the EU without a deal.

      Meat Products: Stornoway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions has he had with the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on the protected designated...

      Air Pollution: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to implement emissions charges programmes in areas of the country outside London which have...

      Cheddar Cheese: Orkney

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on the protected designated...

      Food: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate his Department has made of the (a) value, (b) amount and (c) proportion of food grown on farms in the...

      Food: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that food which is rejected for sale on account of specifications not being...

      Fly-tipping: Business Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the Government's progress on helping to prevent fly-tipping on commercial premises.

  • Home Office

    • Visas: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason a charge has been introduced for non-UK residents who send an inquiry email about visas.

    • Extreme Sports: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to introduce provisions for bringing prosecutions against urban climbers and base jumpers...

      Crimes of Violence: Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to (a) prevent violent crimes against pensioners and (b) support pensioners who have been victims of...

      Crimes of Violence: Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many pensioners have been victims of violent crime in (a) the UK and (b) Sunderland Central constituency in the last 12 months.

      Emergency Services Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which organisations will contribute financially to the Emergency Services Network programme.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to reduce knife crime.

      London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when a Minister in her Department last visited London Fire Brigade; and who was met on that visit.

      Emergency Services Network: North Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of the North Wales Police Force area is covered by the EE core network; and what proportion will be covered by the Extended...

      Emergency Services Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the length of time for which Airwave and the emergency services network will run in parallel.

      Emergency Services Network: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the emergency services network compared with Airwave in transmitting mission-critical...

      Emergency Services Network: Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received on the reserved radio spectrum for the emergency services network.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Minimum Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the Welsh Government's decision to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol.

      Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish a new alcohol strategy.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her oral contribution to the Home Affairs Committee, on 17 October 2017, which police leaders have confirmed to her that...

      Tapan Ghosh

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of using an exclusion order on Mr Tapan Ghosh, prior to his arrival...

      Tapan Ghosh

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Extremism Analysis Unit conducted research into the views of Mr Tapan Ghosh prior to his arrival to the UK in October 2017.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to conclude her consideration of the Independent Police Complaints Commission's draft statutory guidance on best evidence in...

      Investigatory Powers Act 2016

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for publication of her Department's response to the consultation on the Investigatory Powers Act Codes of Practice;...

      Police Custody: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to introduce bereavement counselling for families where there has been a death in police custody in cases where families...

      Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 2 December 2016 to Question 54519, what the timetable is for the publication of the Government's review of...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations her Department has received from (a) police forces, (b) their associated governance and advisory bodies, (c) housing...

      Islamic State: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on programmes similar to Operation Constrain in other countries; what discussions she has had with her...

      Home Office: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which tickets relating to which journeys set out in the transparency release, entitled Ministerial overseas travel, April to June 2017,...

      UK Visas and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of her Department's resources for UK Visas and Immigration when UK leaves the EU.

      Religious Hatred

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her Department's advertisement for a Lead Commissioner for Counter Extremism, published on 17 September 2017, when...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Brexit

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

    • Scotland Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether his Department has a contingency fund in case no deal is reached between the UK and the EU.

  • HM Treasury

    • Bank Services: Closures

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of bank branch closures in (a) 2014, (b) 2015 and (c) 2016.

    • Treasury: Travel

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2017 to Question 108144, what the cost of each ticket was; to how many people those eight bookings related; and what...

      Investment: Fraud

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Financial Conduct Authority's findings on the proportion of over-55s who suspect that they have been contacted about a fraudulent...

      Revenue and Customs: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the economy of north-east Scotland of the proposed closure of all HM Revenue and Customs offices...

      Learning Disability: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many inspections HM Revenue and Customs has carried out in the learning disability providers sector in the last two years; and on what basis those...

      Fuels: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of reducing the level of fuel duty; and if he will make a statement.

      Credit Reference Agencies: Disclosure of Information

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that credit reference agencies notify people when their data is accessed or their identity is used by another...

      Income Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of income tax was raised from the (a) top-earning one, (b) top-earning 10 and (c) bottom-earning 10 per cent in (i) 2017, (ii) 2010, (iii)...

      Personal Income

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, at what rates income levels have changed for the (a) bottom-earning and (b) top-earning 10 per cent in each year since 2010.

      Spirits: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on the level of revenue to the public purse of the rise in spirits revenue after the change in excise duty in the...

      Revenue and Customs: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of proposed closure of all HM Revenue and Customs offices in Scotland outside Glasgow and Edinburgh on the...

      Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the oral contribution of the hon. Member for Sefton Central of 26 October 2017, Official Report, column 469, if he will instigate a judge-led...

      Mortgages: Equity Release

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to allow equity release for terminally ill people with mortgages whatever the age of that person.

      Business: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of the UK's decision to leave the EU on the release of the European Investment Bank funds to UK businesses.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, on how many occasions the European Commission has begun infringement proceedings against the UK Government.

    • Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what representations the Government has received from the aviation sector on priorities for its negotiations on the UK leaving the...

      Cars: UK Trade With EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with the European Commission on the importation of cars from EU member states after the UK leaves the EU.

      Brexit: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, when he last met the First Secretary to discuss the Welsh Government's priorities for the negotiations on the UK leaving the EU.

      Local Government: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions his Department has had with council leaders and mayors in the North West on potential new powers for local...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether his Department is helping to prepare contingency plans across Government in the event of a no deal outcome from the...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much funding his Department has allocated to preparations for no deal being reached in negotiations between the UK and the EU.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate her Department has made of the contribution of the licensed hospitality industry to the UK tourism economy.

    • Hate Crime and Defamation: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to protect people from offensive and defamatory online broadcasting content.

      Life

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the decision to award the Life charity monies from the Tampon Tax Fund was made (a) before or (b) after the grant...

  • Wales Office

    • Sheep Meat: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussion he has had with his (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) counterpart in the Welsh Government on the effect of leaving the EU without a deal on...

    • Zero Hours Contracts: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) the Welsh Government on the use of zero hours contracts in Wales.

      Holyhead Port: Customs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of introducing customs checks at Holyhead Port on congestion on the A55.

      Holyhead Port: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on the potential implications of the UK leaving the Customs Union on changes to levels of traffic...

      Wales Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether his Department has a contingency fund in case no deal is reached between the UK and the EU.

  • Department of Health

    • Vaccination: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to change levels of funding for vaccination programmes; and which vaccines will be so affected.

    • Psychiatry: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to encourage doctors to specialise in (a) psychiatry in general and (b) Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.

      Psychiatry: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many unfilled psychiatry posts there are in the North East Hertfordshire constituency.

      Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the availability of the BCG vaccine; what plans he has to secure supplies of that vaccine...

      Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have had the BCG vaccine in each of the last five years.

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance the Government offers to local authorities on the effect of the provisions in the Care Act 2014 on the minimum number of residential care...

      NHS: Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding the NHS in Cornwall currently receives; and how that level of funding compares to levels in 2010.

      Contraceptives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the extent of the reduction in uptake of long-acting reversible contraception; and what assessment he has made of the...

      Injuries

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

      Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were admitted via accident and emergency departments with a primary diagnosis of a sprain or ligament injury in each month of the...

      General Practitioners: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October 2017 to Question 107810, on general practitioners: Greater London, what estimate his Department has made of the...

      Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to provide safe and accessible transportation to and from hospitals for patients who are (a) too ill for public transport and...

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to address the downward trend in cervical cancer screening rates among women.

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of additional unpaid carers there will be by (a) 2020 and (b) 2040.

      Baby Care Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of neonatal (a) sepsis, (b) meningitis and (c) pneumonia have been treated in NHS hospitals in each region in the last five years.

      Carbon Monoxide: Poisoning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people attended accident and emergency departments as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning in (a) England and (b) each English region in each...

      Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of unplanned or emergency hospital admissions for multiple sclerosis patients related to issues that could have been treated...

      Neuromuscular Disorders: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of different loads of access for patients with muscle-wasting conditions to neuromuscular care advisor support in (a)...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much additional funding local authorities will require in order to pay overnight care at rates commensurate to the national minimum wage; and what...

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how his Department measures rates of hospital re-admission.

      Social Services: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice he received from the Care Quality Commission on the effect on the learning disability sector of changes to the interpretation of the national...

      Health Services: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will instruct the Care Quality Commission to make well-led assessments of private healthcare companies providing NHS-commissioned services.

      Prisoners: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of prisoners with mental health problems have their mental health conditions identified in the initial screening when they enter prison.

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether it is his Department's policy that rules on pharmacy supervision should be changed to all non-pharmacists to supervise the sale and supply of...

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what penalties are imposed on NHS hospitals which fail to follow his Department's guidance on charging staff, patients and visitors to park their...

      Primodos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress is being made on the inquiry into the Primodos hormone-based pregnancy test; and when he plans to publish the report.

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding the Government has allocated for the Female Genital Mutilation Prevention Programme.

      NHS 111

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of NHS 111 calls in each (a) region of England and (b) clinical commissioning group area were triaged to the ambulance service in the...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of GPs who will work in the NHS in each year until 2022.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the trends in the level of obesity in children in the last 10 years; and how those trends compare with data from other...

      Pregnancy: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what average waiting time after referral was for treatment of mental health challenges experienced in pregnancy and the first postnatal year in (a) York...

      Pregnancy: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many beds there were in specialist mother and baby mental health units in (a) York Central constituency, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber Region and (c)...

      Pregnancy: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department plans to take to raise awareness of mental health challenges experienced in pregnancy and the first postnatal year.

      Bereavement Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department plans to take to improve bereavement care following miscarriage or stillbirth.

      Muscular Dystrophy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable is for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence evaluation of the Duchenne muscular dystrophy treatment Exondys 51.

      Muscular Dystrophy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to ensure that NHS England and Sarepta Therapeutics conduct pricing negotiations at an early stage in the evaluation of...

      Diseases: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to increase the capacity of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Highly Specialised Technologies...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of the nine street triage pilots on mental health and policing which it commissioned.

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on how many and which NHS hospitals have failed to follow its guidance on charging staff, patients and visitors to...

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's guidance to NHS hospitals is on charging staff, patients and visitors to park their vehicles in NHS car parks.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which categories of claimants of universal credit are entitled to claim free dental treatment; and whether he has plans to review that entitlement.

  • Department for Transport

    • Trains: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what orders for new passenger trains are currently being processed, and in each case (1) how many train sets of how many vehicles are included; (2) which company...

    • Aviation: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the rise in the number of disruptive passenger incidents on flights to and from the UK in the past year.

      Aviation: Crimes of Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of recent reports that one in five cabin crew may have been physically assaulted during a flight, what estimate they have made of the number of...

      Monarch Airlines: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they asked Greybull Capital to make any contribution towards the cost of repatriating to the UK passengers of Monarch Airlines, or sought to establish...

      Railway Stations: Access

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to clarify what access improvements will be completed during Control Period 6 for Network Rail, including (1) the completion dates of access...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Domestic Appliances: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the Grenfell Tower fire, what consideration they have given to reviewing their policy on the mandatory recall of faulty electrical goods.

    • Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station is due to come on stream; what its output rate will be; what is the estimated total subsidy per year for each of the...

      Energy: Cooperatives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the contribution made by co-operatives to the energy sector.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • EU Budget: Contributions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to determine the UK's share of continuing contributions to the EU after Brexit.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • House of Lords: Security

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what plans there are to ensure that members of the House of Lords wear their security passes when on the Parliamentary estate.

    • House of Lords: Waste Management

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what quantity of (1) paper for recycling, (2) waste for incineration, and (3) residual refuse, was collected within the House of Lords in each of the...

  • Department for Education

    • English Language: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they made of the report Locked out of learning published by Refugee Action in March; and in what ways they have responded to its recommendations.

    • Mandarin Language: Curriculum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of China's ambition to double its GDP in 2010 by 2020; and whether they plan to encourage more schools to introduce Chinese Mandarin...

      Out-of-school Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimates they have made of the number of unregistered schools that serve (1) the strictly orthodox Charedi Jewish community; (2) Christian sects outside the...

      Out-of-school Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the specific legislative provision that makes it an offence to operate an unregistered school; and what is the maximum penalty for doing so.

      Home Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they provide to local authorities to ensure that children receiving home education achieve key milestones in their education.

      Pupils: Attendance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether conduct by a parent preventing a child from attending an inspected state or independent school for religious or other reasons is recorded as a criminal...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Alternatives to Prison

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 17 October (HL1733), notwithstanding the sentencing discretion of the courts, whether they plan to...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • West Africa: Military Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what British military presence there currently is in Niger and Mali.

    • Awacs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total cost of the extension to the Sentry Whole Life Support Programme, awarded in October 2016.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the impact that the four-year freeze on income-related benefits will have on family budgets in England and Wales.

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the impact of the changing cost of living on incomes, particularly for those in receipt of income-related benefits.

      Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many couple households in the UK were in receipt of Universal Credit, and in how many of those households both partners were in paid work for at least 16 hours...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Water: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to change the regulatory regime governing London's water infrastructure.

    • Waste: China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposals by China for stricter controls on imports of waste materials; and whether they intend (1) to propose changes to...

      Food: Labelling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Red Tractor scheme.

      Sky Lanterns

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to deal with the hazard posed by sky lanterns.

      Livestock: Animal Welfare

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the food welfare standards for hens and sows reared in Brazil, Thailand, Canada and the United States; and (2) whether future...

      Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the UK will be represented at the 37th meeting of the Standing Committee of the Bern Convention in Strasbourg in December; and if so whom the UK...

  • Home Office

    • Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 19 October, what further information is available regarding (1) the options available to foreign...

  • HM Treasury

    • Employees' Contributions: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the cost would be of removing the payment of employee national insurance by people under 26.

    • National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many National Insurance numbers there are at present; and how many have been cancelled in each of the last five years.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Ethnic Groups: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which departments are responsible for considering the implications of the Race Disparity Audit; and which is the lead department for co-ordinating action on its...

  • Department for International Trade

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Data Protection: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have taken any steps to examine the liability of the Information Commissioner’s Office under the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, in the light...

    • Football: Governing Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the governance of English football.

      Gaming Machines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of reducing the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals from £100 to £2.

      Gambling: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to make it unlawful for gaming operators to permit people under 18 to gamble online or in gambling premises.

      Football Association: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Football Association’s purpose and performance in relation to the provision of public funding.

      Sports: Governing Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the progress that governing bodies in sport are making to meet the requirements of the Code for Sports Governance; and how that...

      Electronic Surveillance: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 23 October (HL1753), what steps they have taken to examine the legal status of Privacy Shield.

  • Department of Health

    • Mental Health Act 1983 Independent Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that patients, carers and clinicians are fully consulted during the independent review of the Mental Health Act 1983.

    • Mental Hospitals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decrease in inpatient psychiatric beds and any relationship this may have to the increase in the use of the Mental Health Act...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure mental health issues are addressed before patients reach a state where they need to be detained under the Mental Health Act 1983.

      Eggs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of UK eggs not produced within the Red Lion scheme.

      Social Services: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what change there will be in the number of people aged 65 and above by 2030; and what assessment they have made of the demand for an increase in the number of care...

      World Health Organisation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the World Health Organisation (WHO) concerning the appointment of Robert Mugabe as a WHO Ambassador.

      Airedale NHS Foundation Trust: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a letter of comfort has been given by the NHS Business Authority to the Airedale NHS Foundation Trust to enable NHS staff who transfer to its proposed...

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the 2.5 per cent level of serious adverse events in clinical trials of Gardasil and Gardasil 9; and whether this represents an...

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the 3.3 per cent of patients presenting with new medical conditions potentially indicative of autoimmune disorders in...

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many reports of suspected adverse reactions to human papilloma virus vaccines have been followed up with individual patients.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 18 October (HL1965), on what evidence the enhanced pharmacovigilance relating to human papilloma virus...

      Travel: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultation they have undertaken on proposals to remove the free provision of travel vaccinations.

      Cancer: Analgesics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether one possible outcome of NHS England’s consultation, Items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care: consultation on...

      Hepatitis: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to review run rates for Operational Delivery Networks providing treatment for hepatitis C, in the light of current variations in the level of...

      Hepatitis: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any financial penalties have been applied to those Operational Delivery Networks which have exceeded their run rates for the treatment of hepatitis C.

      Pregnancy: Health Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the take-up of advice given on National Health Service websites about preventing pregnancies affected by neural tube defects is monitored.

      Primodos

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the expert working group report into Primodos is expected to be published.

      Hepatitis: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 18 July (HL529), whether the figure of £200 million represents only the cost of medicines for the...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recent paper from Professor Mark Petticrew How alcohol industry organisations mislead the public about alcohol and cancer.

      NHS: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the impact of changes to NHS charging regulations on refused asylum seekers and other vulnerable groups, including (1) victims of...

      Mental Health

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any statistics demonstrating whether the practice of mindfulness increases productivity and promotes well-being.

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers of Lord O’Shaughnessy on 19 July 2017 (HL684 and HL685), and in the light of two recent studies on chronic fatigue...

      Antibiotics: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they are co-operating with other EU nations in the development of new antibiotics.

      Transvaginal Mesh Implants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the publication in July of NHS England's Mesh Oversight Group final report, whether they intend to hold a formal investigation into the concerns...

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