Written answers

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: ICT

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

    • Diesel Trains: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to reduce pollution from diesel locomotives used for freight services.

      Bristol-Oxford Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits of reintroducing passenger services between Oxford and Bristol; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: Oxford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to increase (a) capacity and (b) value for money for passengers on Cross Country services to and from Oxford.

      Roads: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made in increasing safety on rural roads in the last five years.

      British Transport Police: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken with the Scottish Government to assess the effect on railway policing across the border between Scotland and...

      Monarch Airlines: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to assist former employees of Monarch Airlines since its collapse.

      Monarch Airlines: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the involvement was of Monarch Airlines crew in repatriating UK passengers after the collapse of the airline.

      Humber Bridge: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to (a) reduce and (b) abolish fees for customers on the Humber Bridge; and if he will make a statement.

      Lifeboats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which areas of the UK coastline have no lifeboat coverage within a one hour journey time.

      Department for Transport: Telephone Services

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

      Volkswagen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had discussions with representatives of Volkswagen on the timetable for the completion of the required emissions and technological...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Glasgow South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers are resident in Glasgow South West constituency.

    • Asylum: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with (a) the Scottish Government and (b) Glasgow City Council to ensure that contractors of asylum seeker...

      Homelessness: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many homeless EU citizens have been offered voluntary assisted return in each of the last five years.

      Homelessness: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many homeless EU citizens have been arrested and deported in each (a) month since January and (b) nation of the UK.

      Passports: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to introduce non-gender X passports in the UK for people who do not identify with a particular gender.

      Visas: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was accrued to the public purse from charging international students applying for Tier 4 student visas in each year since 2010.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many additional staff her Department plans to (a) recruit and (b) contract to manage the transition of non-UK EU nationals to settled status.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Antarctic: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on ice reduction in the Antarctic in the last five years.

    • Cosmetics: Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his policy is on the regulation of cosmetic products that have been tested on animals in the event that the UK...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2017 to Question 108862, on energy: housing, when he plans to (a) review the best...

      Peat: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress the Government is making on implementing the recommendations of the Committee on Climate Change report...

      Foreign Companies: Trade Competitiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with foreign-owned businesses on maintaining the competitiveness of their UK...

      Customs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect on businesses close to major ports of customs delays after the UK leaves the EU.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's preparations for the UK leaving the EU with (a) an...

      Aerospace Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to strengthen and promote the British aerospace industry.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Bahrain: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Bahrain on the trial and sentencing of Mansoor Hassan, Sayed Nizar...

    • Israel: Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of Israel's border restrictions and permit system on urgent medical care for patients...

      Sudan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assurance he has received from the Government of Sudan on the protection of civil society activists during the round of...

      Sudan: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department plans to publish a public document outlining the progress made during the round of the UK-Sudan...

      Sudan: Migration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the creation of safe, legal migration pathways for Sudanese migrants was discussed in the round of the UK-Sudan...

      Israel: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 10 October to Question 10164, what the Government's position on Israel's 27th amendment to its Entry...

      Palestinians: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Balfour declaration in protecting the civil and religious right of...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the future of projects...

    • EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Work and Pensions on the future of projects funded by the European...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Communities and Local Government on the future of projects funded by...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the future of projects funded...

  • Department for International Development

  • Department for Education

    • English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to encourage collaboration between adult education colleges and businesses requiring language skills to assist English for...

    • English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions she has had with (a) awarding organisations and (b) English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) providers on modernising...

      Languages: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her policy to require all state-funded schools to work with local authorities in developing a language needs assessment.

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to improve collaboration between English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) providers and local authorities to (a)...

      Armed Forces: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department holds on the number of children of service personnel receiving education in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in...

      Class Sizes: Oxford West and Abingdon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the pupil-teacher ratio was in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Oxford West and Abingdon constituency in each year since 2010.

      Intercountry Adoption: Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her policy to allow children living in the UK who were adopted in a foreign country to be eligible for Pupil Premium Plus.

      Pupils: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support her Department offers to (a) primary and (b) secondary schools to ensure that they understand the difference between type 1 and type 2...

      Sign Language: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make British sign language available as a GCSE.

      Apprentices: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprenticeships have been offered at Level 5 and above to people aged under 25 in each local authority area of the West Midlands in the last...

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to incentivise employers to contribute towards the cost of English for Speakers of Other Languages classes for their employees.

      Children's Centres: Registration of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if her Department will make it her policy to support the provision of birth registration in children's centres and family hubs.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of nurseries in York have signed up to the provisions of 30 hours of free childcare.

      Wakefield City Academies Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the level of benefit received by local communities from monies given by her Department to Wakefield City...

      Office for Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the remit of the Office for Students will include anti-discrimination on campus.

      Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much of the adult education budget was spent last year; and how many bids were received for that grant.

      Apprentices: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department has taken to promote the extension of apprenticeships to women in their sixties.

      Work Experience: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that young disabled people are able to participate in work experience.

      Vocational Guidance: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that young disabled people are able to access good quality careers advice.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Family Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether it is his policy to maintain current reciprocal arrangements between the UK and the EU in respect of family law cases after the UK leaves the EU.

    • Family Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has made an assessment of the need for changes in the family courts system to address the issue of parental alienation.

      Courts: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will visit the court building in Sunderland to assess the need for refurbishment.

      Prisoners: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 30 October 2017 to Question 109680, on prisons: suicide, how many and what proportion of self-inflicted deaths were prisoners...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what research his Department has commissioned into the prevention of non-freezing cold injury.

    • Marines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Marines personnel are employed in the (a) armoured support, (b) armourer, (c) assault engineer, (d) clerk, (e) combat intelligence, (f)...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and which of his Department's contracts since the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Revenue of value equal to or greater than £1 billion...

      Ministry of Defence: Babcock International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times officials of his Department have received hospitality from Babcock International in each of the last five years.

      Ministry of Defence: Babcock International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has received from Babcock International on the National Shipbuilding Strategy.

      Ministry of Defence: Babcock International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what contracts are currently in place between his Department and Babcock International.

      Ministry of Defence: Babcock International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) senior civil servants of his Department and (b) former officers in the Armed Forces have taken up employment with Babcock International in...

      Ministry of Defence: Babcock International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many events organised on behalf of his Department have received sponsorship from Babcock International in the last 12 months.

      Ministry of Defence: Babcock International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions his Department has had with Babcock International on the provision of information requested by the Single Source Regulations Office.

      Marines: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in which operations are personnel from the Royal Marines currently deployed.

      Ministry of Defence: Babcock International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many meetings have taken place between (a) Ministers and civil servants of his Department and (b) members of the Armed Forces with Babcock...

      Armed Forces Covenant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assistance his Department offers to corporate signatories of the Armed Forces Covenant to support the Armed Forces community.

      Armed Forces Covenant: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent progress has been made in Northern Ireland on the implementation of the Military Covenant; and if he will make a statement.

      Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the expenditure was on the (a) Saudi Arabian National Guard Communications Project and (b) Ministry of Defence Saudi Armed Forces Project in the...

      Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) of his Department's civilian staff based in the UK, (b) UK military personnel based in the UK, (c) of his Department's civilian staff based...

      Veterans: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on the number of armed forces veterans receiving inpatient and outpatient mental healthcare...

      Ministry of Defence:ICT

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

      Amphibious Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answers of 16 October 2017 to Questions 106984, 106985, 106986 and 106987, how many M3 amphibious bridging vehicles are located in the...

      Type 23 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will name one of the Royal Navy's next generation of Type 26 frigates after the city of Sheffield.

      Armed Forces: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the value was of commercial civilian vehicle leasing and hire contracts with his Department in each of the last five years.

      Armed Forces: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many vehicles hired or leased by his Department driven by visiting forces have received damage that led to an insurance claim in each of the last...

      Armed Forces: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel under the age of 21 have been involved in collisions whilst driving Category (a) A, (b) C1, (c) C1=E, (d) C, (e) C+E,...

      Armed Forces: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many motoring related personal injury claims have been made by members of the armed forces and against his Department in each of the last five years.

      Armed Forces: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many commercial civilian vehicles leased or hired by his Department have been involved in collisions or received damage which resulted in an...

      RAF St Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2017 to Question 107893, when he plans to publish plans for the transfer of No. 4 School of Technical Teaching from...

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) regular (i) soldiers, (ii) sailors and (iii) airmen and (b) reserve (A) soldiers, (B) sailors and (C) airmen, by medical category, there...

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Navy ships the Government has ordered since May 2010; and how many such ships have been brought into full operational service since May 2010.

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Navy ships have been taken out of operational service, sold, disposed of or decommissioned since May 2010.

      Navy: Spare Parts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the National Audit Office Report entitled Investigation into equipment cannibalisation in the Royal Navy, HC525, what steps he plans...

      Submarines: Spare Parts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the report entitled Investigation into equipment cannibalisation in the Royal Navy, HC525, what the total cost was of the 59...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the progress of the roll-out of universal credit in Northern Ireland in the absence of a functioning Northern...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the potential implications of universal credit being paid into one person's account when the claim...

      Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimates his Department has made of the number of disabled people who will apply for universal credit in the next phase of roll-out.

      Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if his Department will include data on the number of disabled people receiving universal credit in its monthly publication of universal credit...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has to record the number of people who apply for and receive universal credit.

      Universal Credit: Leigh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people claiming universal credit in Leigh have requested an advance on their payments in each of the last four years.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Oral Answer of the Prime Minister to the hon. Member for Edinburgh East of 25 October 2017, what discussions...

    • Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the European Food Safety Authority on the effect of neonicotinoid pesticides on...

      Air Pollution and Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward proposals to allow the Natural Capital Committee to set legally binding targets on air and water...

      Recycling: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the level of recycling rates in each London Borough.

      Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what preparations he is making to ensure sanitary and phytosanitary checks take place at the UK border on the day the UK...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: ICT

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

      Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on Government support...

      Animal Welfare: Sentencing

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

      Dairy Farming: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the growth in the dairy industry in the South West.

      Packaging: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the packaging industry about the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (94/62/EC);...

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made on the UK Food Security Assessment; and if he will make it his policy to measure and monitor...

      Food: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to assess the effect of the recent rise in food prices on the level of food insecurity...

      Animal Breeding: Game

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of game farms in England and Wales using un-enriched raised laying cages for...

      Insects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information his Department holds on the population trends of (a) winged insects and (b) non-winged insects in the UK...

      Fly-tipping: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of increasing the maximum fine available to courts and local...

      Seasonal Agricultural Workers' Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many times the SAWS Transition Working Group has met each year since 2013; and whether he will publish its latest analysis.

      Trees: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October 2017 to Question 108716, on trees: imports, for what reasons the UK intercepts a higher...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Unitary Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many applications to become a Unitary Authority are currently pending.

    • Cash Dispensing: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions his Department has had in the last 12 months with the ATM Industry Association in Europe on interchange fees.

      Department for Communities and Local Government: ICT

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

      Council Tax Reduction Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Independent Review of local council tax support schemes by Eric Ollerenshaw, published in October 2016,...

      Devolution: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has set a (a) maximum and (b) minimum population size for areas and regions that wish to secure devolved...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: ICT

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

  • HM Treasury

    • Overseas Loans: Disclosure of Information

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of compliance with the requirements on lenders using UK law to ensure that loans to Governments are publicly disclosed.

    • Treasury: ICT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department holds a central list of the IT and digital assets of its arm's-length bodies.

      European System of Financial Supervisors

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what provisions have been made to replace the role of the European Securities and Markets Authority, the European Banking Authority and the European...

      Fuels: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been raised from fuel duty in each year since 2010.

      Gambling: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the revenue raised in each of the last four years from machine games duty on (a) Type 1, (b) Type 2 and (c) Type 3 machines; and if he will...

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received from Equitable Life policyholders on that company's policy of restricting queries on payments to email and letters.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has to visit border communities in Northern Ireland to discuss the effect of the UK leaving the EU on those communities; and if...

    • Bombardier: Belfast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has to visit Bombardier in Belfast; if he will make an assessment of the implications of the recent deal between Bombardier and...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Football: Commercial Agents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 October 2017 to Question 105258, on football: commercial agents, if she will make it her policy...

  • Department of Health

    • Health Services: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received on the effect on plans for accountable care organisations in Manchester of NHS VAT arrangements agreed with HM...

    • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to raise awareness of myalgic encephalomyelitis among (a) healthcare professionals and (b) the general public.

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to mark International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases on 12 May 2018.

      Transplant Surgery: Stem Cells

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2017 to Question 106946, how much from the public purse was spent on post-transplant stem cell treatment by (a) NHS...

      Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress the Government has made on improving the transparency and affordability of publicly funded medical research.

      Department of Health: ICT

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

      NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that non-UK NHS staff do not leave the NHS when the UK leaves the EU.

      Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to help elderly patients who are unable to use hospital or community-supplied transport to attend hospital appointments.

      Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust: Physiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to increase specialist physiotherapy provision for children and adults with muscle-wasting conditions at Oxford...

      Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the number of NHS appointments that are missed due to patients not being able to access transport.

      NHS: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) patient waiting times and (b) staff administration of the changes introduced by the National Health...

      NHS: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the amount of non-ordinarily resident upfront charges collected in each of the last five years; and what amount is expected...

      NHS: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the level of unpaid NHS charges in each year since 2010, broken down by NHS Trust.

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many local maternity systems plans have been submitted to NHS England; and when he plans to make those plans publicly available.

      Contraceptives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of GPs who refuse to prescribe the contraceptive pill due to a conscientious objection.

      Action On Smoking and Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 4 September 2017 to Question 6854, whether his Department has provided funding from non-section 64 sources to the organisation...

      Transvaginal Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department plans to take to assist people affected by failed mesh implants; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Working Conditions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to (a) monitor and (b) improve the work environment of NHS Workers.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time for a cognitive behaviour therapy appointment for a mental health condition is in each clinical commissioning group.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average time taken to process GP applications to the medical performers list is; and what steps he is taking to reduce that time.

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of redrawing the geographical scope of the Sussex and East Surrey Sustainability and Transformation...

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether point 2.33 on the use of minimum waits in his Department's Operating Framework for the NHS in England 2012-13 is still Government policy.

      Clinical Commissioning Groups: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions (a) his Department, (b) NHS England or (c) NHS Improvement have had with the six clinical commissioning groups in Staffordshire...

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the staffing budget is for 2017-18 for the team overseeing the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Sustainability and Transformation Plan.

      Haywood Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions (a) NHS England or (b) NHS Improvement have had with (a) North Staffordshire and (b) Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Groups on the...

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the current and projected funding gap are for health and social care in (a) Staffordshire and (b) Stoke-on-Trent for (i) 2017-18, (ii) 2018-19,...

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the one per cent pay cap on recruitment and retention levels at Cheshire and Merseyside Sustainability and...

      Better Care Fund: Stoke On Trent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timescale is for his Department's Regional Assurance Panel to decide whether to approve Stoke-on-Trent's Better Care Fund plan.

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many referrals have been made to specialist (a) mental health and (b) substance misuse midwives in each year since 2010, broken down by NHS trust.

      Nursing and Midwifery Council: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many specialist (a) mental health and (b) substance misuse midwives (i) left and (ii) joined the Nursing and Midwifery Council register in each year...

      University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what financial reports (a) his Department, (b) NHS England and (c) NHS Improvement have received since placing University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS...

      Nursing and Midwifery Council: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many specialist mental health nurses (a) left and (b) joined the Nursing and Midwifery Council register in each year from 2011 to 2016.

      Mental Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many mental health staff have been employed in the NHS in each year since 2010.

      Psychiatry: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time has been for a patient between their GP referral and a consultation with a psychiatrist in the NHS in England in the last...

      Social Services: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of pay restraint in the public sector on recruitment and retention levels in the social care sector.

      Social Services: Zero Hours Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of zero hours contracts on the adequacy of provision of social care.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will undertake an assessment of the effect of (a) drug and (b) alcohol addiction on people's mental health.

      Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder in (a) Northern Ireland and (b) the UK.

      Department of Health: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's preparations for the UK leaving the EU with (a) an agreement on future partnership...

      Familial Hypercholesterolaemia: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to identify children with familial hypercholesterolemia.

      NHS Protect

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect of the disestablishment of NHS Protect on fraud levels in the NHS.

      Cancer: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the Cancer Transformation Funding in 2017-18 has been provided to Cancer Alliances; and whether any remaining funding will be rolled...

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospitals in England charge blue badge holders to park.

      Mental Health Services: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on admissions to acute psychiatric inpatient units made under the Mental Health Act 1983 in each year from 2012-13...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to publish the 2016 Adult Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Workforce Census Report.

      Prisoners: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of prisoners who are waiting no more than 14 days to be admitted to a secure hospital.

      Prisons: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress his Department is making on linking prison health records to community GPs.

      Prisoners: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps he has taken to better identify prisoners who require mental health services.

  • Department for Transport

    • Transport: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that any change in the rights of EU citizens living and working in the UK will have on (1) the aviation sector;...

    • Aviation: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the suitability of an agreement between the UK and the EU based on the EU–Swiss Air Transport Agreement...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what data are collected on the number of people killed and injured by road users who are breaking the law; and who collects those data.

      Acl

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether ministers or officials have met with, or made representations to, Airline Coordination Limited in connection with (1) Monarch Airlines, and (2) Greybull...

      Monarch Airlines: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the details of the agreement they reached with the Civil Aviation Authority, the Air Travel Organisers Licence (ATOL), and Greybull Capital to...

      Railways: Infrastructure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the UK's exit from the EU on the availability of EU funds for rail infrastructure projects in the UK;...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to maintain the mutual recognition of driving licences with EU member states following the UK's exit from the EU.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: South West

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many new homes have been built in (1) Cornwall, and (2) Devon, in each year since 2010.

    • Affordable Housing: South West

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many new affordable homes have been built in (1) Cornwall, and (2) Devon, in each year since 2010.

      Housing: South West

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the average price of a home in (1) Cornwall, and (2) Devon, in each year since 2010.

  • Department for International Development

    • Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial and practical assistance they have given to aid the Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh; and what further assistance they intend to give.

    • Nepal: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the prospects for stable government and economic development in Nepal in the current political climate; and whether they are...

      Central African Pension Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 25 October (HL1890), whether they intend to make good the deficit in the Central African Pension...

      Sierra Leone: Floods

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking to support the funding and planning of the infrastructure of Freetown following the flooding in August; and whether they intend to...

      Israel: Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the need for tunnels to be used in the Gaza area to provide food and medicine to the...

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the extent of civilian casualties in the civil war in Yemen; and what response they have made during 2017 to appeals from...

  • Department for Education

    • Vocational Education: North East

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current status of the proposed reform of technical education in the North East.

    • Teachers: London Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who is responsible for deciding the level of London allowances for teachers.

      Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) how many children are taught at home, and (2) how many children are taught in unregistered schools.

      National Identity: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that children taught at home or in unregistered schools meet the requirements that children are taught British values.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Chernobyl

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there are any pastures in upland Wales and England still rendered unsuitable for grazing as a consequence of the Chernobyl nuclear plant fire.

    • Livestock: Antibiotics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the contribution of animal farming in the UK to the growing resistance to antibiotics; and whether they have set targets for the...

  • Home Office

    • Passports: Interviews

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many face-to-face interviews were held at each passport centre in (1) 2010, (2) 2013, and (3) 2016.

  • HM Treasury

    • Public Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the level of overall government spending per capita in real terms in (1) Cornwall, (2) Devon, and (3) England, in each year since 2010.

  • Department for International Trade

    • USA: Diplomatic Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much was spent by the British Consulate General Los Angeles' office on external consultants during the Golden Globe Awards 2017, Grammy Awards 2017...

    • Overseas Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the prospects for UK trade with (1) Kosovo, and (2) Georgia; and what initiatives they have taken in those countries in the last...

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