Written answers

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many procurements undertaken by his Department have taken more than (a) three months, (b) six months, (c) one year and (d) two years.

    • Department for Transport: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2017 to Question 8765, on Department for Transport: procurement, what the contracts were that took more than...

      Railways: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure passengers are safe in emergencies and have access to advice and assistance during rail journeys where there is no...

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the potential effect of the relocation of some aviation operations from the UK to other countries on the...

      Tyne and Wear Metro: Easington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to fund, upgrade and expand the metro service into Easington constituency.

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward proposals to amend the Cycle Racing on The Highway Regulations 1960 to include sportives; and if he will make a statement.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost per digital transaction of applications for driving licence renewals in October 2018.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Chilterns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when HS2 construction plans and timetables for the Chilterns will be published.

      Motor Vehicles: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2017 to Question 108458, on motor vehicle: registration, whether the number of statutory off road notifications...

      Railways: Leigh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Transport for Greater Manchester on rail and High Speed 2 connectivity in Leigh.

      High Speed Two: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many job vacancies there were at HS2 Ltd on 1 November 2017; and what the titles of those jobs were.

      Motor Vehicles: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what change there has been in the number of (a) untaxed vehicles, (b) uninsured vehicles and (c) vehicles without an MOT in the last five years.

      Midland Main Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 27 October 2017 to Question 108734, if he will publish his Department's analysis of the environmental benefits of the...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the eligibility criteria will be for the planned £300 million infrastructure funding to be connected to northern towns and cities with High...

      Motor Vehicles: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2017 to Question 108459, on motor vehicles: registration, what redress there is for local residents who live on a...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Leigh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an estimate of the cost of a direct rail line between Leigh and High Speed 2.

      Railways: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that rail and station operators meet their obligations as set out by their disabled people's protection...

      Railways: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that blind and partially-sighted passengers can access rail services.

      Railways: Leigh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Transport for the North on rail and High Speed 2 connectivity in Leigh.

      Railways: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential ways to reduce journey times between Leigh railway station and Wigan North Western railway...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Leigh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will carry out a cost benefit analysis of the effect of High Speed 2 on Leigh.

      Network Rail: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has made to Network Rail on the sale of surplus land in its ownership.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the line speeds are for the (a) newly installed sections north of Bedford to Corby and (b) existing electric infrastructure south of Bedfordshire...

      Public Transport: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the equity of the distribution of transport capital investment in each region in each year since 2010.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if (a) peak and (b) off peak direct inter-city services to Sheffield, Derby and Nottingham will continue to stop at (i) Luton, (ii) Bedford and (iii)...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the (a) equality impact assessment and (b) feasibility studies on increased passenger numbers at Kettering railway station.

      Shipping: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 26 October 2017 to Question 109053, on shipping: minimum wage, what progress the legal working group made at its meeting on...

      Taxis: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the task and finish group on taxi and private hire vehicle licensing will invite disabled people and organisations representing disabled...

      Taxis: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how his Department took account of the needs of disabled people when it set out the terms of reference and membership of the task and finish group on...

      Aviation: Lasers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will introduce legislative proposals to address the shining of lasers at aircraft and other vehicles.

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Brexit

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

    • British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for how many years UK Visas and Immigration maintains records of applications for citizenship.

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what procedures exist to determine whether a person is a British citizen if their citizenship is challenged or questioned.

      Immigration Rules: Missionaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the Government's policy is on access for those visiting the UK with missionary status to the NHS.

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has put in place to ensure that groups run by people supporting extremist views are excluded from working with public sector...

      Stalking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the introduction of stalking protection orders in 2018 on the number of police...

      Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many failed asylum seekers have been deported on non-civilian aircraft in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.

      Metals: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on the number of instances of metal theft from commercial premises since 2010; and what steps her...

      UK Visas and Immigration: Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2017 to Question 105855, what information her Department holds on the number of people who have...

      EU Nationals: Immigration Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many bail applications were made by EU nationals held in immigration detention over the last 12 months; and how many of those...

      European Arrest Warrants: Gibraltar and Spain

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's policy is on continued participation in the European Arrest Warrant in order to prevent people using the border...

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of how the changes to the National Referral Mechanism announced on 17 October 2017 will affect children; and...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she will provide a substantive response to the letter dated 27 June 2017 from the hon. Member for Christchurch on the application by Mr...

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what definition of British Values is used for the purposes of the Prevent Programme.

      Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents have been recorded in each category of hate crime in each year for which data is available.

      Terrorism: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Metropolitan Police has submitted a special grant request for the terrorist attacks at (a) Westminster and (b) London Bridge.

      Home Office: Nurseries

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

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Cash Dispensing: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had in the last 12 months with the ATM Industry Association in Europe on...

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2017 to Question 108836, on carbon emissions, whether the proposals set out in the...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether it is Government policy to ensure that baseline levels of environmental pollution prior to any fracking are not...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the average level of outstanding household energy bill debt in each year since 2010; what...

      Nuclear Fusion: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect the UK leaving the EU on nuclear fusion research in the UK.

      Nuclear Fusion: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the effect of the UK leaving the EU on nuclear...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the effect of the staircase tax on small businesses.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • North Korea: Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with President Moon Jae-In since the launch of a second ballistic missile by North Korea over...

    • Cameroon: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he or officials from his Department have made to the Government of Cameroon on recent alleged massacres in...

      Cameroon: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage the Government of Cameroon and representatives of the Anglophone community in that country...

      South Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in Sudan on the humanitarian and military situation in South Sudan.

      Nigeria: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with to his Nigerian counterpart on the role of the International Centre of Interfaith, Peace and...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the creation of a humanitarian corridor to allow aid agencies and NGOs...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the shortages of medical supplies, food and water in Yemen on the humanitarian...

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Gulf State counterparts on the effect of UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia on the...

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has received from civil society groups on the effects of UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia on the...

      Nepal: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Nepal since the commencement of its mandate as a UN Human Rights Council...

      Cameroon: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Government of Cameroon on restoring internet access in the south of that country.

      Sudan: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Government of Sudan on the decree requiring Christian schools in Khartoum to remain open...

      Sudan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of freedom of religion or belief in Sudan.

      Sudan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Government of Sudan on the arrests of religious leaders in Khartoum in August 2017.

      Tibet: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to raise concerns on human rights abuses in Tibet directly with Xi Jinping.

      Antarctic: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support a Marine Protected Area in the Weddell Sea through the Commission for the...

      Antarctic Ocean: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to raise levels of protection for the Antarctic Ocean.

      Antarctic: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that a proposed Marine Protected Area for East Antarctica is implemented.

      Diplomatic Service: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many diplomatic positions have been established since June 2016; and what the cost of their salaries is to the public purse.

      Israel: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent meetings Ministers of his Department have had with Israeli human rights organisations on restrictions placed on...

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his US counterparts on the US Administration's plans for peace in the Middle East.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he plans to respond to the letter of 4 July 2017 from the British Association of Social Workers on universal credit specific circumstances...

  • Department for International Development

    • Cameroon: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what humanitarian and medical aid is being sent to southern Cameroon.

    • Gaza: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect of the electricity crisis in Gaza on healthcare services.

      Department for International Development: Nurseries

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

  • Department for Education

    • 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.

    • Department for Education: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which tickets relating to which journeys set out in her Department's transparency release entitled Ministers' Quarterly Returns Apr to June 2017, were...

      Pupils: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to section 100 of the Children and Families Act 2014, if she will bring forward a plan of action to raise awareness within (a) schools,...

      National Curriculum Tests: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assistance is available for children with dyslexia and learning difficulties to support them during key stage 2 assessment.

      Schools: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she has had with the Home Secretary on ensuring that DBS checks for volunteers and governors who volunteer at multiple schools remain...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many looked-after children in England are subject to (a) Section 20, (b) Section 25, (c) Section 38 and (d) Section 31 of the Children Act 1989.

      Children and Young People: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to improve the capacity of schools and colleges to support children and young persons who are experiencing mental illness.

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children are in kinship care.

      Special Guardianship Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the breakdown rate for special guardianship orders has been in the last six months for which data is available.

      Secondary Education: Coventry South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the pupil-teacher ratio was in secondary schools in Coventry South constituency in each year since 2010.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of changes to the level of tribunal fees on the number of women pursuing a sex discrimination claim; and if he...

    • Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of appeals to the Tribunal Service in (a) Glasgow South West constituency, (b) Glasgow, (c) Scotland and (d) the UK for (i) personal...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of the timescale to which the 2013 probation reforms were delivered on the outcomes of those reforms.

      Community Rehabilitation Companies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether community rehabilitation companies in England and Wales have received any additional funds in addition to the agreed contract price in 2016-17.

      Squatting: Business Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans his Department has to bring forward legislative proposals to prohibit the squatting of premises in the commercial property sector.

      Ministry of Justice: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which tickets relating to which journeys set out in his Department's transparency release, entitled Ministers transparency return: April to June 2017,...

      Slavery: Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what reasons the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority gave to victims of modern slavery who were denied compensation after 1 January 2012.

      Prisoners: Money

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the balance is of money held by prison authorities on behalf of prisoners who have already been released from custody but are yet to receive that...

      Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much HM Courts and Tribunal Service received in employment tribunal fees in (a) 2016-17 and (b) 2017-18; and what proportion of that sum was...

      Special Guardianship Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children are subject to special guardianship orders.

      Child Arrangement Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children are subject to child arrangement orders.

      Courts: Oldham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the closures of (a) Oldham Magistrates Court and (b) Oldham County Court broken down by (i)...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average waiting time was for personal independence payment tribunals in (a) Newport East constituency, (b) Wales and (c) the UK in each of the...

      Ministry of Justice: Nurseries

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

  • Leader of the House

    • Opposition Days: Government Responses

      To ask the Leader of the House, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 26 October 2017, HCWS 199, on Opposition Day debates, whether a ministerial response to a resolution of the House...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the NAO Report, Improving value for money in non-competitive procurement of defence equipment, published on 25 October 2017, whether...

    • Single Source Regulations Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will break his Department's link with the Single Source Regulations Office and make it an independent body.

      Armed Forces: Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what alcohol and drug testing is currently carried out on military personnel on active service.

      Ministry of Defence: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the annual savings to the public purse for MOD civilian employees who have (a) accepted redundancy and (b) left the service...

      Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will introduce new veterans support services staffed and run by former service personnel.

      Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will name one of the new Royal Navy Frigates, HMS Seaham.

      Type 31 Frigates: Antisubmarine Warfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what anti-submarine warfare capability he plans to include on the Type 31e General Purpose Frigate; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which units from HM Armed Forces will be participating in cold weather training in Norway in 2018; and how many such personnel will take part from each unit.

      Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which units from HM Armed Forces will be participating in Exercise Trident Juncture 2018; and how many such personnel will take part from each unit.

      Ministry of Defence: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total extent of MOD Landholdings is; and how much land the Department has sold in each year between 2010 and 2017.

      Saudi Arabia: Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the UK last offered to assist Saudi Arabia destroy any remaining stocks of the BL-755 cluster munition in line with the UK's commitment to the...

      Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will meet armed forces veterans and personnel in Weaver Vale constituency to discuss armed forces pay.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Unemployment: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons the north east has the highest unemployment rate in the UK for June to August 2017; and if he will make a statement.

    • Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent comparative assessment he has made of rates of unemployment in the north east and other UK regions.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the individual components that make up a universal credit award will be listed separately on the claimant's bank statement.

      Social Security Benefits: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the average length of time a person making an initial telephone inquiry making a claim for social security...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many officials of his Department at each grade have undergone more than 12 hours of training on universal credit; and how many officials...

      Jobcentre Plus: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 30 October 2017 to Question 109688, on jobcentres: closures, how many redundancies will come from each job role and...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who have personal independence payment claims initially refused are successful at appeal.

      Social Security Benefits: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to amend the Social Security (Information-sharing in relation to Welfare Service etc) Regulations 2012 to enable...

      Pensions Regulator: Universities Superannuation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will place in the Library all correspondence undertaken between the Pensions Regulator and (a) the Universities Superannuation Scheme...

      Department for Work and Pensions: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department holds a central list of the IT and digital assets of its arm's-length bodies.

      Social Security Benefits: Motor Neurone Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on people with motor neurone disease of being reassessed for personal independence...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what eligibility criteria are planned for each passported benefit for applicants for universal credit.

      Social Security Benefits: Motor Neurone Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure the prompt payment of benefits to people with motor neurone disease; whether his Department plans to make...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the (a) shortest, (b) average and (c) longest time taken from first contact to receipt of universal...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the Department's target times are for getting disability benefits claims back into payment after a tribunal rules in a claimant's favour;...

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment the Government has made of the effect that freezing local housing allowance has had on the number of (a) tenants in rent...

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has any plans to review the freezing of local housing allowance rates.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of claimants of employment and support allowance are awarded payments through the exemption contained in paragraph 25(b) of...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

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

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the costs incurred by his Department in the current financial year in preparation for the UK...

      Organic Farming: Permaculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information his Department holds on the number of organic farms in the UK which use permaculture or sustainable...

      Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Environment Agency's licensing, monitoring and enforcement of...

      Insecticides: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research his Department has funded to investigate alternatives to neonicotinoid insecticides; and if he will provide a...

      Fishing Catches: British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what fishing tonnage quota is assigned to the UK for each of its Overseas Territories; and what fishing quota is assigned to...

      Animal Welfare: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will consult (a) Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and (b) other animal welfare charities before publishing the draft...

      Bees: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the future of UK agriculture without a healthy bee population.

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether permission for the shale gas industry to proceed with a fracking operation under the environmental permitting regime...

      Britvic: Norwich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has received an HR1 form from Britvic Soft Drinks Ltd notifying him of the potential loss of jobs at the...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Community Relations: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what grants his Department has made to which (a) Muslim, (b) Jewish, (c) Christian and (d) inter-faith organisations for the...

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of housing development has taken place on (a) greenbelt and (b) brownfield land in each of the last 20 years in...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Oral Answer of the Prime Minister, Official Report, column 300, of 25 October 2017, what discussions he has had...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of resources available to local authorities to fulfil the additional duties placed...

      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, when the Government plans to publish the...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding he plans to provide to local authorities for the installation of sprinklers in tower blocks.

      Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the proportion of temporary accommodation declared unfit for human habitation; and what estimate...

      Local Council Tax Support Schemes Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to publish its response to the Ollerenshaw Review of Local Council Tax Support Schemes (LCTS),...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of the staircase tax on small businesses.

      Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2017 to Question 108490, on fire prevention, whether his Department plans to publish...

      Council Tax Reduction Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the number of council tax reduction recipients who are subject to recovery action in relation to...

      Council Tax Reduction Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the minimum amount of council tax paid once the local council tax reduction scheme is taken into...

      Social Rented Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his policy is on mandating the sale of homes owned by social housing associations.

      Radicalism: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2017 to Question 107853, on radicalism: research, whether his Department plans to conduct...

  • Wales Office

    • Research: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what proportion of the additional £4.7 billion announced by the Government in April 2017 for investment in research and development funding his...

    • Economic Situation: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the proportional effect of leaving the EU with no deal on the Welsh and UK economies.

  • HM Treasury

    • Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people are employed to investigate tax evasion in the HM Revenue and Customs (a) affluent unit and (b) high net worth unit; and if he will make a...

    • Revenue and Customs: East Kilbride

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions officials of his Department have had with trade union representatives on the proposed transfer of 2,700 HM Revenue and Customs posts from...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has considered the use of stamp duty relief to encourage homeowners to downsize.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many needs-enhanced enquiries were made to HM Revenue and Customs in each of the last 12 months.

      Public Finance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an assessment of whether the UK leaving the EU without a deal will have an effect on the level of available public finance;...

      Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an assessment of whether the UK leaving the EU without a deal will have an effect on income tax rates; and if he will make a...

      Brexit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on the cost to the public purse of each Department's workstreams on the UK leaving the EU.

      Revenue and Customs: Northern Ireland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the need for additional Revenue and Customs officials in Northern Ireland as a result of the UK leaving the EU; and if he...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much tax revenue the Treasury has raised from stamp duty land tax by tax bands in each year since 2010; and what estimate he has made of revenue...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Underpayments

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of tax credit underpayments in each year since 2003.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of transactions in each stamp duty land tax band since 2010; and what estimate he has made of that number for the...

      Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what preparations he has made to ensure skilled staff are in place for operation of customs arrangements on the day the UK leaves the EU.

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of Equitable Life policyholders who have received payments of less than a quarter of their relative losses.

      Equitable Members Action Group

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he next plans to meet representatives of the Equitable Members' Action Group.

      Revenue and Customs: Brexit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been allocated to HM Revenue and Customs in percentage and cash terms on preparation for no deal being reached in negotiations on the UK...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing regional rates of stamp duty.

      Financial Services Compensation Scheme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the potential merits of extending the Financial...

      Taxation: EEA Nationals

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many EU-EEA citizens are currently recorded within HM Revenue and Customs' tax and tax credit system.

      Revenue and Customs: Buildings

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish a list of the HM Revenue and Customs offices scheduled for closure.

      Global Restructuring Group

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the oral evidence given by Andrew Bailey of the Financial Conduct Authority before the Treasury Select Committee on 31 October 2017, if he...

      Pensions: Direct Marketing

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress the Government has made on brining forward legislative proposals to prohibit pensions cold-calling.

      Non-domestic Rates: Appeals

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints he has received from businesses about the new system for contesting business rates since the revaluation of business rates in April 2017.

      Business: Loans

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 2 November 2017 to Question 110240 on the Royal Bank of Scotland, what plans he has to extend the responsibilities of the...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many meetings he has had with trades unions since July 2016.

    • NHS England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many meetings he has had with the chief executive of NHS England since July 2016.

      Security: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what plans he has to consult (a) the PSNI, (b) the Northern Ireland Department of Justice and (c) other bodies in Northern Ireland on...

      Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of the number of (a) official and (b) unofficial crossing points between the Irish Republic and Northern...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the re-payment of European Structural Investment Funds when the UK leaves the EU.

      Transitional Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent discussions he has had with his European counterparts on the legal framework for transitional arrangements between the UK...

      Migrant Workers: Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the levels of non-UK nationals employed in the catering...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many staff in his Department have negotiated and completed a free trade agreement; and with which countries those agreements were negotiated.

    • World Trade Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate he has made on the number of countries which solely rely on World Trade Organisation schedules.

      Department for International Trade: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether his Department holds a central list of the IT and digital assets of its arm's-length bodies.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of advice by the British Chamber of Commerce to prioritise a trade deal with (a) the EU and (b) other countries...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Unesco: Usa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential effect on cultural development in the UK of the withdrawal of...

    • Common Agricultural Policy: Cultural Heritage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the financial contribution of the common agricultural policy to the heritage sector.

      Internet: Betting Shops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the amount spent through online betting shops in each of the last seven years; and if she will...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Pay

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the Commission plans to remove the public sector pay cap of one per cent in its...

  • Department of Health

    • Slaughterhouses: CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on (a) the number and (b) which slaughterhouses do not have comprehensive CCTV installed on their premises.

    • Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to improve the sharing of medical records between medical institutions and trusts for mental health service users.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many Yellow Cards submitted to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency on the HPV vaccination have been classified as serious in the...

      Care Homes: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential merits of introducing a cap on care costs for older people.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to NHS England's publications Biological Medicines Commissioning Framework published on 12 September 2017 and What is a Biosimilar...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans NHS England has to (a) engage with patient groups to explain biosimilar medicines and (b) discuss how such medicines can be integrated into...

      Meningitis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will reinstate vaccinations against meningococcal serogroup c for infants; and if he will make a statement.

      Pancreatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects blood tests for pancreatitis to be available on the NHS.

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people with HIV in England in each of the last five years.

      Medicine: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in China on exchange of information on drugs and medicine between the UK and China.

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects the transanal submucosal resection technique to be available for bowel treatment on the NHS.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the NHS England publication, GE3 Hospital Medicines Optimisation and the Biological Medicines Commissioning Framework on 12 September...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure the prescription exemption checking service distinguishes between people intentionally defrauding the NHS and cases...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of prescriptions which are scrutinised by the prescription exemption checking service annually.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the amount that has recovered by the prescription exemption checking service in each of the last five years.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to the public purse is of the prescription exemption checking service.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which patient groups were consulted in the development of the Biological Medicines Commissioning Framework, published on 12 September 2017.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost per digital transaction of prescription prepayment certificates in October 2018.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the potential cost to the public purse of universal free prescriptions in NHS England.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of minor ailment clinics in reducing demand for GP services.

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to ensure that health care professionals report cases of female genital mutilation.

      Mental Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps he has taken to (a) alleviate the work pressures on mental health staff working in the NHS and (b) ensure that such workers receive...

      Health: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government has taken to assess the (a) cost and (b) economic productivity to the public purse of (i) alcohol misuse, (ii) obesity and...

      Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to expand the number of health visitors and school nurses.

      Hepatitis: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to improve the detection of hepatitis B and C.

      Mental Health Services: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of armed forces veterans in inpatient and outpatient mental healthcare in England.

      Pharmacy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of pharmacies that applied for the Pharmacy Access Scheme payment were deemed eligible for that payment.

      Mental Health: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to promote a cross-cutting and comprehensive approach to tackling mental health problems among young people.

      Health Visitors: Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures he plans to put in place to ensure standards of health visiting are maintained when responsibility for such visitors is transferred from...

      Health Visitors: Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to use health visitors to reduce health inequalities by (a) increasing the amount and time duration of breast feeding and (b) extending...

      Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the number of women from Northern Ireland who have received abortion treatment in England since 29 June 2017.

      Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the effect of decreases to (a) bus routes and (b) the frequency of bus services...

      Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average time taken to transfer patients from hospitals to social care settings is (a) nationally and (b) in Leigh constituency.

      Hyperactivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the waiting time for ADHD diagnosis and treatment.

      NHS: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS workers left their positions due to workplace stress in each of the last seven years.

      Department of Health: Nurseries

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

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Written Ministerial Statement of the Leader of the House of 26 October 2017, HCWS 199, on Opposition Day debates, applies to the resolution...

      Nutrition: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of dentures on the ability of elderly people to maintain a healthy diet.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to ensure better availability of dental healthcare for poorer citizens.

      Motor Neurone Disease: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of the effects of motor neurone disease.

      Department of Health: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of his Department's public phone-lines charge members of the public to call.

      Doctors: Death Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much a (a) doctor, (b) general practitioner and (c) consultant is paid to sign a death certificate.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to make cosmetic dental treatment more available on the NHS.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Gender Recognition

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether the Government plans to bring forward legislative proposals during the 2017-18 Parliamentary session to change the process for officially...

  • Department for Transport

    • Tolls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on toll charges on public highways that cross rivers and estuaries in the UK.

    • Road Signs and Markings: Hedges and Ditches

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 21 July 2016 (HL1206), what estimate they have made of the percentage of road signs on the...

      Cycling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that cyclists are aware of the requirement to obey the Highway Code in respect of Rules for cyclists (59 to 82), particularly...

      Aviation: Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have reviewed the ban on direct flights between the UK and Sharm el Sheikh, in the light of such flights being available from other European states,...

      Transport: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what projects have been awarded funding through the local major transport projects fund since 2014; what was the amount of funding awarded for each...

      A30

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to make a decision on the outline business case to fund the A30 to St Austell link road.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Community Charge

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the amount of monies due under the Community Charge which remain unpaid.

    • Private Rented Housing: Electrical Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for Communities and Local Government on 3 July (HC1801), what action, if any, they plan to take...

      Affordable Housing: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to assist the Mayor of London in his aim to increase the proportion of affordable homes being built in the capital to 65 per cent of homes...

      Councillors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report The Voice of the Councillor, the final report of the De Montfort University and Municipal Journal Councillor...

      Housing Improvement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of residential basement excavations on the quality of life of those living in the neighbourhood.

      Social Rented Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 26 October (HL Deb, col 978), what action they will take to ensure that the £156 million unused...

      Housing: Charities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 23 October (HL1773), whether they have any plans to establish an independent regulator to oversee...

      Multiple Occupation: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the regulations governing Houses in Multiple Occupation.

  • Leader of the House of Lords

    • Select Committee Reports: Government Responses

      To ask the Leader of the House what plans she has to improve the timeliness and quality of Government responses to reports from House of Lords Select Committees and Joint Select Committees of...

    • Questions for Short Debate

      To ask the Leader of the House whether she intends to review the rule under which Members who ask a question for short debate have no right of reply at the end.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Caribbean: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money they have committed to date to assist with the recovery of the British Overseas Territories affected by recent hurricanes.

    • Burma: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to establish whether Burmese military officials or units which have received training from the UK have been, or are, involved in...

      Burma: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received legal advice from the Attorney General on whether the violence in Rakhine State constitutes ethnic cleansing; and if so, what...

      Qatar: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the impact of the Saudi-led blockade of Qatar on the ordinary citizens of Qatar.

      Burma: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial assistance they are providing for the UN Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar.

      Burma: Arms Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of calls from civil society organisations for a UN-mandated comprehensive arms embargo on Myanmar.

      Burma: Arms Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for an expansion of the EU arms embargo on Myanmar to include the supply of equipment to the Burmese army.

      Burma: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the ongoing Rohingya refugee crisis, what assessment they have made of the possibility of reinstating the EU's annual submission of a resolution...

      Turkey: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 19 October (HL1775), whether they plan to ask the UN to take up the invitation by Turkey to allow...

      Egypt: Aviation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the economic impact on the economy of Egypt of the ban on flights between the UK and Sharm El Sheikh since the ban was imposed in...

      Egypt: Aviation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on diplomatic relations of the ban on flights between the UK and Sharm El Sheikh.

      Bahrain: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to meet representatives of the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy to discuss human rights issues in Bahrain

      Bahrain: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Minister of State for the Middle East met, or had contact with, any non-governmental organisations or representatives of the Bahrain opposition during...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have raised the issue of Rohingya communities at the UN Security Council; and what action has been taken against the perpetrators of ethnic cleansing...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will support a referral of Myanmar to the International Criminal Court in respect of alleged crimes against humanity in Rakhine state.

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will support international sanctions and prosecution of the government of Myanmar, its army, and senior military personnel responsible for...

      Taliban

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are taking action to support peaceful dialogue between Afghanistan, Pakistan and the United States; if so, what; and what advice they have provided to...

      North Korea: Biological Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report published by the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs in October, North Korea's Biological Weapons...

      Iran: BBC

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of harassment of BBC Persian service staff and their families by the Iranian government; and what representations they...

      Turkey: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the Human Rights Watch report In Custody: Police Torture and Abductions in Turkey, released on 12 October, when they last raised concerns...

      North Korea: Biological Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications for UK security of any North Korean biological weapons programme, as described in a report from the Belfer...

      Europe: Radicalism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications of the success of extremist parties in recent European elections for the stability of the EU and the Council of...

  • Department for International Development

    • Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 31 March 2016 (HL7304), how much the UK has paid to (1) the African Development Fund, and (2) the International...

    • Unesco

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy for the prioritisation and funding of the future programmes of UNESCO, in the light of the decision of the United States to terminate its...

      Montserrat: Volcanoes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the key infrastructure on the island of Montserrat, including housing, electrical power and medical facilities, has been replaced since the devastating...

  • Department for Education

    • Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the evaluation of Disabled Students' Allowances will include consideration of the levels of information provided by higher education providers to students...

    • Children: Protection

      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 a factor taken into...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether young people who were formerly on the edge of care are included in the provisions of the Universal Credit (Housing Costs Element for claimants aged 18 to...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Horticulture

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what work they are supporting on the development of artificial horticulture for the mass cultivation of vegetables.

    • Organic Farming

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is their policy to encourage organic farming and to increase the amount of land used by that sector; and if so, what actions they are taking in support...

      Navy: Fisheries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for additional naval assets to provide for increased protection to UK fisheries in both the UK territorial waters and...

      Agriculture: Cooperatives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to support the growth of co-operatives in the agricultural sector.

      Food: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of imported food by (1) value, and (2) weight, is not able to be grown or produced in the UK.

      Fly-tipping

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the efficacy of fast-tracking the conviction and sentencing of fly-tipping offenders, in order to enable them to be required...

      Agricultural Products: UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 30 October (HL2090), whether their intention is that farm products will continue to move without...

      Animal Welfare: Sentencing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 24 October (HL Deb, col 836) referring to the announcement on 30 September by the Secretary of State for...

  • Home Office

    • Slavery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 16 October (HL Deb, col 398), what is their estimate of the length of time that the Modern...

    • Terrorism: Norway

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what lessons they have learned from the Utoya massacre in Norway.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many under-18 year old asylum seekers have been admitted into the UK in each of the last 12 months.

      Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the findings of their internal economic crime review will be made public; and if so, when.

      HM Passport Office

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why HM Passport Office (HMPO) has withdrawn the Parliamentary Liaison Team function and discontinued the designated parliamentary helpline; and why the recorded...

      Abortion: Clinics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to protect (1) women who attend abortion clinics, and (2) staff working in such clinics.

      Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government with which parts of the question asked by Lord Pearson of Rannoch on 25 October (HL Deb, col 928) they disagree; and why.

      Police Stations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many police stations have closed since 2010 in each force area in England and Wales; how many additional stations were opened over that period; and of...

      101 Calls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the average response time to 101 non-emergency calls for each of the past five years, broken down by each police force in England and Wales.

      Slavery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many police officers have received specialist training to investigate allegations of modern human slavery, broken down by each of the police forces in England...

      Arrests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any change in the number of arrests made by police officers in England and Wales in recent years.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the announcement by the Home Secretary on 27 July, when the Migration Advisory Committee will complete its detailed assessment of the role of EU...

      Domestic Violence: Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage departments and non-departmental bodies to engage with, and support, the Employers' Initiative on Domestic Abuse; and what...

      Police: Inquiries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which organisations or individuals are entitled to establish an inquiry into the conduct of a Police Authority's investigation.

      Hate Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 18 October (HL Deb, col 616), what steps they are taking to record hate crimes against people...

  • HM Treasury

    • NHS

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the loss to the Exchequer resulting from the actions of NHS bodies in setting up wholly owned subsidiaries.

    • NHS: Vat

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what dialogue they have had with QE Facilities regarding VAT avoidance schemes, in relation to wholly owned subsidiaries of NHS Trusts and...

      Treasury: Written Questions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 23 October (HL1751) concerning a debt to them from the government of Ireland, whether they will now answer the...

      Vat

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what amount of VAT was not recovered from sellers who were served with notices in the last 12 months.

      Electronic Commerce

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether HMRC obtain data on the amount of goods that non-UK sellers on Amazon and eBay import into the UK; and if so, whether they reconcile that data with...

      Electronic Commerce

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many fulfilment houses had stock seized by HMRC in the last 12 months.

      Electronic Commerce: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they treat Amazon as being in the supply chain for VAT purposes in cases where an overseas seller using its full facilities,...

      Credit Unions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to expand the scope of products that credit unions can choose to provide to their members.

      Credit Unions: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to review Government funding provided to credit unions.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which issues in their negotiations with the EU have major or significant implications for women; how they plan to address such issues; and whether they...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Social Media: Bullying

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what actions they are taking, or are planning to take, to stop the rise in malicious communications via social media.

  • Department of Health

    • Pregnancy: Sodium Valproate

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether UK guidance on the use of valproate-based medicines during pregnancy has been reviewed in the light of recent findings on the intergenerational effects of...

    • NHS

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to ensure that when NHS bodies set up wholly owned subsidiaries in order to claim VAT refunds, NHS staff transferred to those...

      NHS

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to ensure that when NHS bodies set up wholly owned subsidiaries in order to claim VAT refunds, new staff who join those...

      NHS Business Services Authority

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many approvals and letters of comfort have been given by the NHS Business Authority to enable NHS staff who transfer to wholly owned subsidiaries which have...

      Hepatitis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 17 July (HL530), what support they are giving to Operational Delivery Networks which did not achieve...

      Hospital Beds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many hospital beds there were in NHS hospitals in (1) 2008, (2) 2010, and (3) 2015.

      General Practitioners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many GPs there were in practice in the NHS in (1) 2010, and (2) 2015.

      Nurses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many qualified nurses were employed in the NHS in (1) 2015, and (2) 2010.

      Care Homes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the shortage of places in care homes for elderly people.

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many specialist services are available in England for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis.

      Infectious Diseases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on strengthening UK national resilience against infectious diseases.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the £1.25 billion of the Future in Mind funding announced in the March 2015 Budget has been spent by Clinical Commissioning Groups in local...

      Primary Health Care: Basildon

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much investment NHS Property Services has made in Basildon Borough for primary care infrastructure, in each year since April 2013.

      Antibiotics: Drug Resistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how cures and treatments in the NHS are being developed to reduce the danger in hospitals of anti-microbial resistance.

      Methadone

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many English patients were on the methadone treatment programme in (1) 2005, (2) 2010, and (3) 2015; in each of those years (a) what was the cost of the...

      Methadone

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the effectiveness of the methadone prescribing treatment as a means to achieving a drug free lifestyle.

      Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated annual cost of payments from public funds to private sector abortion clinics in England to carry out abortions for patients from Northern...

      Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, under the extension of the Northern Ireland abortion scheme which will include the provision of free travel to women from low income backgrounds to have an...

      Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend, under the extension of the Northern Ireland abortion scheme which will include the provision of free travel for women on low incomes, to pay...

      Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, before making the decision to extend the Northern Ireland abortion scheme to include the provision of free travel to women resident in Northern Ireland...

      Lloyds Pharmacy: Closures

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the announcement by Lloyds Pharmacies that they are closing 190 stores in England.

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