Written answers

Friday, 3 November 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Road Signs and Markings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department received the report by the Roads Signs Taskforce, chaired by the right hon. Member for Rutlands and Melton, published in March 2017.

    • Department of Transport: Brexit

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

      Cycling and Walking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for the appointment of the Chair and expert panel of the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy.

      Highway Code

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to review the Highway Code so that motorists are obliged to give way on turning into or out of side...

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of no deal with the EU on the aviation sector when the UK leaves the EU; what plans he has to...

      Network Rail: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Office for Rail and Road's regulation of Network Rail; and if he will make a statement.

      Transport Focus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Transport Focus; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: Bridges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the (a) number of rail bridge strikes, (b) cost to his Department of those strikes and (c) amount recovered...

      Air Transport Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 30 October 2017 to Question 108866, on aviation, how many meetings negotiating teams in his Department have had with (a)...

      Kobe Steel: Misrepresentation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October 2017 to Question 108695, on transport: iron and steel, when his Department plans to make that assessment; and if...

      Kobe Steel: Misrepresentation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2017 to Question 108870, on Kobe Steel Europe, when his Department plans to make that assessment; and if he will...

      High Speed Two: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff at HS2 Ltd have (a) resigned (b) been made redundant and (c) been employed on (i) a fixed-term contract, (ii) a full-time basis and...

      Mersey Gateway Bridge: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that the tolls on the New Mersey Gateway bridge are clearly signposted for motorists crossing that bridge.

      Mersey Gateway Bridge: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of people who have been fined for failure to pay the toll on the New Mersey Gateway bridge since...

  • Home Office

    • Modern Slavery Act 2015

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Ministers and officials of her Department have (a) received or (b) been offered data on non-compliance with section 54 of the Modern...

    • Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance she has issued on the proportion of local police budgets that should be devoted to (a) cyber crime and (b) counter-terrorism.

      Police: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to increase BAME representation in the police since May 2016.

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many companies published a Modern Slavery Statement in accordance with the provisions of section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in...

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department will publish its response to the firearms licensing fees public consultation.

      Emergencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the twelfth report of the Science and Technology Select Committee of 2016-17, Science in emergencies: chemical,...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what comparative assessment he has made of the contribution of (a) the licensed hospitality sector and (b) other...

    • Tidal Lagoons Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much was spent on commissioning and supporting the Hendry review.

      Land: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the cost per digital transaction of updates to the land register in October 2018.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of civil service posts in his Department was vacant for a week or longer since his Department received...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which tickets relating to which journeys set out in the transparency release, entitled BEIS ministerial gifts,...

      Cost of Energy Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 31 October 2017 to Questions 109428, 109477, 109380, 109381, 109382, 109383, 109426 and...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Nurseries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what childcare facilities his Department makes available for staff; how much his Department spent (a) overall and (b)...

      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 until 29 March 2019.

  • Attorney General

    • International Law

      To ask the Attorney General, how the Government complies with Article 16 of the International Law Commission's Articles on the Responsibility of States for Internationally Unlawful Acts, with...

  • Department for International Development

  • Department for Education

    • Universities: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average contribution from the public purse to each Russell Group university is for 2017-18.

    • Schools: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of making it compulsory for all schools to have sprinklers installed.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the change will be in funding to schools from baseline block funding allocation 2015-16 to academic year 2019-20 of the implementation of the...

      Schools: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the effect on the budgets of Oxfordshire primary and secondary schools of (a) changes to business rates,...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of apprenticeships at companies benefiting from the apprenticeship levy by (a) household income, (b) region...

      Academies: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to allow Ofsted to inspect multi-academy trusts.

      ICT: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to enhance collaboration between the (a) Network of Teaching Excellence in Computer Science and (b) other...

      Collective Spirit Free School Oldham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will take steps to publish the internal audit reports carried out by the Education and Skills Funding Agency on the Collective Spirit Free...

      Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of Adult Community Learning funding has been spent on (a) English, (b) mathematics and (c) ESOL courses in (i) the UK and (ii) London.

      Schools: North Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of school funding in North Cornwall constituency after the implementation of the national funding formula.

      Department for Education: Brexit

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

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the relevance for public health policy of the recommendations in the What Works Centre for Wellbeing recent report,...

      Schools: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the amount of capital funding allocated to school building programmes by (a) local authority and (b) parliamentary...

      Teachers: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teachers in London were no longer teaching within (a) three, (b) five and (c) 10 years of qualifying.

      Adult Education: European Social Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding the European Social Fund has contributed to adult education projects in each region in the last year.

      Adult Education: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will list the approved adult education budget providers which deliver in London but are not located in London; and what estimate she has made...

      Adult Education: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will publish a list of all the approved adult education budget providers which deliver in London but are not located in London; and what...

      Educational Institutions: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to prevent private providers operating as bogus colleges.

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many young people are or have been in care were unemployed (a) nationally and (b) in London in each of the last five years.

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when her Department plans to publish its response to the Home Office public consultation, Reporting and acting on child abuse and neglect; and if she...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2017 to Question 107980, on children: day care, how many of the valid 30 hours codes have been generated by...

      Pupils: Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the merits of allowing parents to take children out of school and on educational visits during term-time.

      Academic Year

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the German model for varying school term dates by region.

      Truancy: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many fines have been issued to parents for non-attendance at school by a child in each of the last five years.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprenticeship starts there were in (a) May, (b) June and (c) July 2017.

      Pupils: Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of each day of school missed on a pupil's attainment record.

      Department for Education: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation last met with (a) Universities UK, (b) University and College Union, (c) the...

      Vocational Education: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to her Department's press release of 31 October 2017, when she plans to release further details of the review of higher-level technical...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners are serving sentences for imprisonment for public protection in each prison; and how many have already served their minimum tariff...

    • Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate the Government has made of the proportion of prisoners who spend more than 22 hours per day in their cell.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of offenders are managed by the National Probation Services; and what proportion of offenders the Government estimated would be so...

      Probation: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff worked in the (a) public and (b) private probation sector (i) in each year since 2010 and (ii) on the latest date for which figures are...

      Registered Intermediaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many requests for registered intermediaries were made in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.

      Registered Intermediaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many requests for registered intermediaries were made for each age group of vulnerable witnesses by (a) the police, (b) the Crown Prosecution...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of probation assessments carried out by each community rehabilitation company were administered (a) by telephone and (b) face-to-face in...

      Registered Intermediaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many registered intermediaries are available to cover each police force in England and Wales in 2017.

      Registered Intermediaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many sexual offences were prosecuted which involved a person aged under 18-years old where that person was (a) matched and (b) unmatched with a...

      Registered Intermediaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many requests for registered intermediary support there were for witnesses (a) under and (b) over 18-years old by (i) the police, (ii) the Crown...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect on people with autism of participating in a potentially stressful personal independence payment tribunal.

      Prisons: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to build a new women's prison in Wales; and if he will make a statement.

      Ministry of Justice: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, 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.

      Prisons: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of instances of drone use in smuggling in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.

      Prisons: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the (a) average and (b) longest time for a new recruit to receive a full security check and begin work in prison.

      Prisoners: Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to introduce a dementia strategy for older prisoners.

      Prisons: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the roll-out of police-style handcuffs and restraints to prison officers will (a) begin and (b) be completed.

      Young Offenders: Criminal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many adults in England and Wales have a criminal record for offences committed when under the age of 18.

      Matrimonial Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the Government plans to bring forward legislative proposals on legally binding pre-nuptial agreements; and if he will make a statement.

      Civil Proceedings: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many civil proceedings related to housing funded by legal aid were brought in each of the last six years.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department spent on legal help and legal representation for (a) under 18 and (b) 18 to 24 year olds in each of the last seven years.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many legal aid-funded cases were started in each local authority area in each of the last six years.

      Prisons: Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost of training and maintaining Tornado teams has been for each year since 2010.

      Prisons: Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions Tornado teams have been deployed to prisons since September 2016.

      Reoffenders: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he is aware of the work being done by the charity Care after Combat to reduce reoffending among armed forces veterans; and if he will make a...

      Prisoners: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of armed forces veterans in prison in England and Wales.

      National Probation Service for England and Wales: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of armed forces veterans under the supervision of Probation Service in England and Wales.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Maindy Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel were based at Maindy Barracks in (a) 2014, (b) 2015 and (c) 2016.

    • Ministry of Defence: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on redundancy payments to civilian employees in each of the past three years.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the estimated cost is for support and maintenance for each RAF and Royal Navy F-35 aircraft once those aircraft reach initial operational...

      Veterans: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of armed forces veterans who are homeless in Wales.

      Syria: Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the reported use of civilians, including women and children as human shields by ISIS combatants in Syria; and whether...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which countries will support the maintenance of Royal Navy and RAF F-35 aircraft once those aircraft reach initial operating capability.

      Ministry of Defence: Nurseries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what childcare facilities his Department makes available for staff; how much his Department spent (a) overall and (b) per child on those childcare...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department of the findings of the United States Government Accountability Office report to...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the ISC report on lethal drone strikes in Syria published in April 2017, what steps the Government is taking to better scrutinise and assess...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential benefit to the armed forces of offering applicants a mental health check prior to joining.

      Poaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 31 October 2017 to Question 109460, on poaching, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the number...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October 2017 to Question 108665, on state retirement pensions: females, how much was spent from the public purse...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department takes to make claimants aware of financial assistance in the event that they experience financial difficulty while...

      Personal Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how income inequality has changed by percentile since 2010.

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much funding was allocated from the public purse for social fund funeral payments in 2016-17; and if he will make a statement.

      Funeral Payments: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications for funeral payments were (a) made and (b) granted in (i) Glasgow South West constituency, (ii) Glasgow and (iii)...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of staff working in his Department are employed on fixed-term contracts.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which categories of claimants of universal credit are entitled to claim (a) cold weather payments, (b) funeral payments and (c) the Sure Start...

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, from what date payments from his Department will no longer be paid into Post Office card accounts.

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take steps to publish an annual report on the disability employment gap as part of the national employment statistics.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on how many occasions his Department has been taken to an employment tribunal for maternity discrimination in each year since 2010.

      Social Security Benefits: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of armed forces veterans in receipt of disability and work-related benefits.

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 18 April 2017 to Question 69473, on children: poverty, what the factors of disadvantage are that will be taken...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 30 March 2017 to Question 69357, on children: poverty, how he plans to tackle the root causes of poverty and...

      Social Security Benefits: Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 26 October 2017 to Question 108977, what research his Department has conducted on the effect of bank branch closures...

      State Retirement Pensions: Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 26 October 2017 to Question 108977, what estimate his Department has made of the numbers of people claiming state...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criteria must be met to deem a medical assessment unfit for purpose during a personal independence payment dispute process; and whether...

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 26 October 2017 to Question 108977, on post office card accounts, what estimate his Department has made of the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • European Chemicals Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the cost to the public purse of replicating the relevant functions of the European Chemicals...

    • Insects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the change in the number of flying insects in the last 20 years; and if he...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the environmental effect of fracking.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • High Rise Flats: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his oral contribution of 19 October 2017, Official Report, column 1001, on Grenfell Tower, for how many of the...

    • London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority

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

      Private Rented Housing: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of help to rent projects de-risking the private rented sector...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 31 October 2017 to Question 109354, on Grenfell Tower: fire, what the specific fault with the fridge...

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Nurseries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what childcare facilities his Department makes available for staff; how much his Department spent (a) overall and (b) per child...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the Government's policy is on the invitation from the Local Government Association to participate in cross-party talks on...

  • Wales Office

    • Trade Agreements: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps he is taking to ensure that Welsh interests are protected in future international trade negotiations.

    • Trade Agreements: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether the Wales Office plans to make discrete assessments on the effects of future potential free trade deals on the economy in Wales.

  • HM Treasury

    • Financial Institutions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the effect on UK GDP of the relocation of financial institutions to locations outside the UK between 23 June 2016...

    • Emigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the loss in tax revenue caused by the departure of non-UK EU nationals who have emigrated from the UK between 23...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect a Canadian-style trade deal with the EU will have on the UK economy compared to the current...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of reducing beer and cider duties for the purposes of stimulating growth in (a) those sectors and (b)...

      Cryptocurrencies: Regulation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to regulate (a) Bitcoin and (b) other crypto-currencies.

      Financial Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, to which countries he has made representations in respect of building FinTech bridges.

      Self-employed: National Insurance Contributions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the timetable is to bring forward legislative proposals to abolish Class 2 National Insurance contributions for the self-employed.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

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

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many (a) legally qualified staff and (b) staff without legal qualifications currently working in his Department (i) have been...

      Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to Annex A of the Secretary of State's letter of 30 October 2017 to the Chair of the Lords Sub-Committee on EU External...

  • Department for International Trade

    • South Sudan: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what information his Department holds on the supply of arms by a British company to the Government of South Sudan; and if he will make a...

    • Dairy Farming: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of export opportunities in the dairy sector.

      Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent estimate his Department has made of trends in the level of foreign direct investment into the licensed hospitality industry in...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Al-Jazeera Satellite Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what comparative assessment she has made of the regulation of extremist content on the (a) English and (b) Arabic language...

    • Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2017 to Question 108122, on cybercrime, how many registered consultancies of the...

      UK Anti-doping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if her Department will increase funding for UK Anti-Doping.

      Internet: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to evaluate the impact, effectiveness and sustainability of the anti-bullying training...

      Football: Governing Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the effect of the recent FA governance reforms in addressing the lack of BAME representation...

      Kick It Out

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many times the Minister for Sport has met representatives from Kick It Out since her appointment (a) in total and (b) in...

      Tech City UK and Tech North: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information her Department holds on the extent of the gender pay gap for staff at Tech City and Tech North.

      Sanitary Protection: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many projects made bids for funding from the Tampon Tax Fund; how many of those bids were unsuccessful; and which projects...

      Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate her Department has made of the number of jobs in the technology, culture and heritage sectors that will be (a)...

  • House of Commons Commission

  • Department of Health

    • Kidney Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve the prognosis for (a) adults and (b) children diagnosed with kidney disease.

    • Psychiatry: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the trends in the number of doctors working in (a) psychiatry and (b) Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in the...

      General Practitioners: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with GPs and medical defence organisations on providing appropriate funding to meet additional costs incurred following...

      Prescription Drugs: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which prescription drugs had the highest increase in price to the NHS in the last 10 years for which data is available.

      Cervical Cancer: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of funding for research on cervical cancer in the last five years.

      Carbon Monoxide: Poisoning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the NHS of treating carbon monoxide poisoning in the last 12 months.

      Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) number and (b) proportion of children in each region have received each of the health visitor checks in each of the last five years.

      Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many health visitors there have been in each region in each of the last five years.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to promote the consumption of lower strength alcohol.

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will respond to Early Day Motion 271, entitled NICE guidelines on ME.

      Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of plain cigarette packaging on smoking rates.

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of flash glucose monitoring on the management of diabetes.

      NHS: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to introduce caps on agency usage in NHS-commissioned services.

      NHS Trusts: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the (a) highest, (b) lowest and (c) average cost of implementing CareCERT alerts for each NHS trust in England.

      Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which categories of claimants of universal credit are entitled to claim help with healthcare travel costs; and whether he plans to change that entitlement.

      Pneumonia: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the average cost to the NHS of an emergency admission for pneumonia.

      Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the average cost to the NHS of an emergency admission for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

      NHS Trusts: Vending Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that sugary snacks are no longer on offer in vending machines in NHS Trust hospitals.

      Leukaemia: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons ibrutinib is not prescribed on the NHS as a treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of removing unpatched, unsupported or out of date software and hardware.

      Tomography: Leasing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much each NHS trust has spent on rental payments for mobile CT scanners in each of the last five years.

      NHS Trusts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital trusts in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Northern Ireland and (d) Scotland have recorded budget deficits in each of the last five years.

      Chronic Illnesses: Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the proposals contained in the NHS England consultation entitled, Items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care: A...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Children and Young people

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients aged (a) under one, (b) between one and four, (c) between five and nine, (d) between 10 and 14, (e) between 15 and 19 and (f) between...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Government Equalities Office: Brexit

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether the Government Equalities Office was consulted by the Department for Exiting the European Union on the economic impact assessments conducted...

    • Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when she was first made aware of proposals by the Equality and Human Rights Commissioner to abolish the position of Disability Commissioner.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Culture: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards the introduction of a new cultural development fund; how that fund will support the Industrial Strategy's commitment to...

  • Department for Transport

    • London-Exeter Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the stretches of single track railway on the Waterloo–Exeter mainline on the economy of south-western...

    • London-Exeter Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the stretches of single line track on the Waterloo–Exeter mainline on train punctuality.

      Monarch Airlines: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which the ban on flights between the UK and Sharm El Sheikh contributed to the bankruptcy of Monarch Airlines.

      London Airports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Callanan on 24 October (HLWS196), whether they intend to publish a new critical path showing how they will address...

      Network Rail: Assets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to require Network Rail to publish and maintain an up-to-date and accurate database of assets, including gauge clearances of its...

      Transport: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to work with the EU to maintain common standards in transport following the UK's exit from the EU.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Sexual Harassment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the practice of up-skirting is treated as a public nuisance behaviour; and what consideration they have given to the case for characterising it as a sexual offence.

    • Charter of Fundamental Rights (EU)

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to make provisions in order to ensure that the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights applies in the UK after Brexit; and if so, what provisions they...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Navy: Fisheries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what fishery protection vessels they plan to have in service in UK territorial waters in April 2019.

    • Organic Farming

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following the UK's withdrawal from the EU, they intend to maintain or amend the legal framework regulating organic farming.

      Fisheries: Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have had discussions with the Scottish Government with a view to agreeing a joint policy on fisheries in advance of the time when the UK...

      Fisheries: Denmark

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have had discussions with the government of Denmark following the decision to withdraw the UK from the London Fisheries Convention and the Danish...

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