Written answers

Monday, 13 November 2017

  • HM Treasury

    • Working Tax Credit: Denton and Reddish

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been paid through working tax credits to people in the Denton and Reddish constituency in each year from 2013.

    • Enterprise Investment Scheme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been collected by HM Revenue and Customs in corporation tax from companies that had previously received Enterprise Investment Scheme tax relief...

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the rise in beer duty in the March 2017 Budget (a) on the price of beer for consumers and (b) in...

      Apprentices: Wales

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much funding the Welsh Government has received from the apprenticeship levy in the first year of its implementation.

      Apprentices: Wales

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how the amount allocated to the Welsh Assembly under the apprenticeship levy is calculated.

      Bank Services: Small Businesses

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 2 November 2017 to Question 109593, what representations he has made to representatatives of the banking sector on the...

      Apprentices: Wales

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much apprenticeship levy funding has been collected in Wales.

      Royal Bank of Scotland: Small Businesses

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects the further report of the Financial Conduct Authority on Royal Bank of Scotland's treatment of small and medium-sized enterprises to be...

      Treasury: Procurement

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of his Department's spend in the last year has been with Government strategic suppliers.

      Organised Crime: Merseyside

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with the Home Secretary on police funding to tackle gun crime and serious and organised crime across Merseyside.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his oral contribution of 1 November 2017, Official Report, column 811, on tax avoidance, if he will set out the sources of the £160 billion...

      Air Passenger Duty

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the level of awareness among air passengers of the entitlement of a refund of air passenger taxes to the consumer...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the HM Revenue and Customs Jointly Managed Engagement Team is the same as the Late, Missing and Incorrect RTI project, referred to in the reply of...

      Company Accounts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment has been made of the main reasons why employers repeatedly report earnings late; and if he will make a statement.

      Small Businesses: Technology

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 12 October 2017 to Question 106492, on small businesses: technology, how small businesses can use research and development tax...

      Valuation Office Agency: Wales

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department or its executive agencies have had with the Welsh Government on the future of valuation offices in Wales.

      Valuation Office Agency: Rhyl

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) businesses and (b) people have accessed services at the Rhyl Valuation Office in each of the last five years.

      Personal Pensions: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the annual savings to the public purse of limiting all personal pension contribution tax relief at the basic rate with...

      Universities

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many meetings he has had with (a) the University Alliance, (b) the Russell Group, (c) Universities UK and (d) MillionPlus in the last 12 months.

      Universal Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 6 November 2017 to Question 110866, on HM Treasury, what types of query prompted the other 332 referrals to the Jointly Managed...

      Treasury: Staff

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff appointed after 24 June 2016 in his Department hold a post that includes work on the UK leaving the EU.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the overseas aid budget in cash terms in the next financial year.

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average length of time for valuations appeals was in each of the valuation offices marked for closure by 2023 in each of the last five years.

      Tax Avoidance: Isle of Man

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with Howard Quayle, Chief Minister of the Isle of Man, on tax refunds to private jet owners.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with Appleby since the release of the Paradise Papers.

      Tax Avoidance: Isle of Man

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with Howard Quayle, Chief Minister of the Isle of Man, on the implementation of the EU Savings Directive.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an estimate of the scale of tax avoidance in the (a) overseas territories and (b) Crown Dependencies.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to launch a public inquiry into tax (a) avoidance, (b) evasion and (c) transparency in the Crown Dependencies and UK overseas territories.

      Revenue and Customs: Staff

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 7 November 2017 to Question 110432, on tax evasion, how many staff were employed in the (a) High Net Worth Unit and (b) Affluent...

      Multinational Companies: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Government plans to bring into force Schedule 19 of the Finance Act 2016.

      Tax Avoidance: Disclosure of Information

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish a list of the reports commissioned, and the costs of those reports, under section 166 of the Financial Services and Markets Authority Act...

      Charities: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential financial effect on charities of his Department's Making Tax Digital scheme; and if he will make an assessment...

  • Prime Minister

    • Department for International Development: Israel

      To ask the Prime Minister, when she was made aware of meetings in Israel held by the Secretary of State for International Development in August 2017; and what information she has since been given...

    • Prime Minister: Easington

      To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 15 September 2017 to Question 9603, on Prime Ministerial visits, where the requested information has been made publicly available.

      USA: Bombardier

      To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 31 October 2017 to Question 109011, which Cabinet colleagues she met to discuss Bombardier and its business interests in the US prior to the...

      USA: Bombardier

      To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 31 October 2017 to Question 109011, which (a) people and (b) organisations she met to discuss Bombardier and its business interests in the US...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions she has had with the (a) Chancellor of the Exchequer, (b) Financial Secretary to the Treasury, (c) Foreign Secretary and (d) Chancellor of the Duchy of...

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether she has received any advice about any potential breach of the ministerial code by the Secretary of State for International Development when she visited Israel...

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether she discussed the Secretary of State for International Development's meetings with Israeli Government Ministers and officials at her meeting with the Israeli...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that children's benefits change in line with the cost of living.

    • Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans the Government has to reduce the number of children living in poverty over the 2017 Parliament.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2017 to Question 108024, whether the Independent Case Examiner's Office plans to increase the number of...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints relating to women born in the 1950s and affected by changes in state pension age have been rejected by the Independent...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints relating to women born in the 1950s and affected by changes in state pension age have been fully reviewed by the...

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the rate of child poverty has been in each year from 2010 to 2017; and what the rate of child poverty is forecast to be in each year from...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of his Department's spend in the last year has been with Government strategic suppliers.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate his Department has made of the average time taken to process a personal independence payment application.

      Personal Independence Payment: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of incorrectly filled out personal independence payment applications by assessors...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 30 March 2017 to Question 69316, on universal credit, what plans he has to ensure that the children of people...

      Personal Independence Payment: Motor Neurone Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with motor neurone disease who have been awarded the enhanced rate for the care and mobility components of personal...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of attempted online claims for universal credit have been timed out in each of the last 12 months.

      Personal Independence Payment: North West Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in North West Durham constituency who previously qualified for disability living allowance have not been awarded personal...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether people who agree voluntarily to move from existing benefits to universal credit forego the right to any transitional protection...

      Personal Independence Payment: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many personal independence payment (PIP) claimants with terminal illnesses and life-shortening diseases (a) were declared ineligible for...

      Personal Independence Payment: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the personal independence payment process complaints system.

      Personal Independence Payment: North West Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many former claimants of disability living allowance in North West Durham constituency who have been unsuccessful in their claim for...

      Social Security Benefits: North West Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of decisions on employment and support allowance and personal independence payments were overturned in North West Durham...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Nurseries

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

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Written Statement of 2 November 2017, HCWS218, on social security, how many previously unsuccessful personal...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 2 November 2017, on social security, HCWS218, whether his Department plans to undertake a...

      Universal Credit: Camberwell and Peckham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people living in Camberwell and Peckham constituency have experienced a delay in receiving their universal credit payment in each of...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 6 November 20174 to Question 110900, whether the information passed to local authorities and housing associations...

      Sahaviriya Steel Industries UK: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to track the employment status of former employees of Sahaviriya Steel Industries UK to complete its study...

      Universal Credit: Camberwell and Peckham

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

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 30 October 2017 to Question HL2020, on universal credit, whether an assessment has been made on the effect of the...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much the Government has received in charges levied by the Child Maintenance Service in the latest period for which figures are available.

  • Home Office

    • British Nationality: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applicants (a) took and (b) failed the Life in the UK test in each year since its introduction.

    • Home Office: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of her Department's spend in the last year has been with Government strategic suppliers.

      Registration of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will amend legislation on births, deaths and marriages to remove the requirement to register DNA of a deceased father on a birth...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to reduce dangerous journeys for unaccompanied child refugees with family in the UK.

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how her Department manages the Dubs scheme for child refugees; and if she will make a statement.

      Interpol

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what voluntary financial contributions the Government has made to support the work of Interpol in each financial year since 2010-11.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what evidence EU citizens not yet able to establish the five years' continuous residence necessary to obtain settled status but who were...

      Immigration: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who already have indefinite leave to remain have had to apply to have their biometric resident permit card corrected due to...

      Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of (a) stateless people resident in the UK and (b) applications her Department has received for...

      Immigration: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average waiting time for people in England with indefinite leave to remain was to receive their returned corrected biometric...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 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...

    • Northern Ireland Office: Nurseries

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

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the development of the Northern Irish ex-gratia support scheme for people affected by the contaminated blood scandal.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband: Universal Service Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if the Government will publish the full description of BT's voluntary offer to deliver the Universal Service Obligation for...

    • Local Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 30 October 2017 to Question 109291, if she will collect information on the number of local...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of her Department's spend in the last year has been with Government strategic suppliers.

      Archives: Public Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what definition her Department uses for the phrase archiving in the public interest.

      Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to reintroduce public library standards.

      Libraries: Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment she has made of the importance of libraries to social mobility.

      Libraries: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the effect of library closures on local communities.

      Biometrics: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 26 October 2017 to Question 109028, on biometrics: databases, how many organisations have been found...

      Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 19 September 2017 to Question 9915, on Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: science,...

      Mass Media: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department has commissioned research on the prevalence of so-called fake news across social media and other...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the contribution of access to superfast broadband services to trends in national...

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department has made an assessment of the cost to it of implementing additional measures to meet General Data...

      Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the average household spend on (a) internet, (b) landline and (c) mobile telephone contracts in...

      Visas: Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on changes to the short-term visa system to help support the needs...

      Public Libraries: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the effect of trends in the number of paid library staff on the quality of library services...

      Arts: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with representatives of the creative industries sector on the effect of the apprenticeship...

      Social Enterprises: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to ensure that the proposed UK shared prosperity fund will be open to bids from charity and voluntary...

      Dormant Assets Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of using dormant assets, as identified by the Dormant Assets...

      Data Protection: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support her Department is providing for small and medium-sized enterprises to prepare for the implementation of the (a)...

  • Department of Health

    • NHS: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2017 to Question 110492, on NHS: computer software, what that £21 million will be spent on and over what period...

    • Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many penalty charges have been issued in respect of wrongly claiming NHS prescriptions in each of the last 36 months; and what proportion of those...

      Genito-urinary Medicine: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions Public Health England has had on the London Sexual Health Transformation Programme; with which parties those discussions have...

      Dental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the implications for his Department's policies are of the report by the Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation on the consistent gap between the...

      Mental Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department will take to monitor and publicise progress towards adding 21,000 posts and 19,000 additional mental health staff by 2020.

      Department of Health: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of his Department's spend in the last year has been with Government strategic suppliers.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the availability of the children's influenza vaccine; and if he will make a statement.

      Genito-urinary Medicine: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when in the last 12 months he has received representations on the London Sexual Health Transformation Programme from (a) MPs and (b) other interested...

      General Practitioners: Training Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons the contract to administer training grants for GPs through Primary Care Services England was outsourced in September 2015.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to publish the evaluation of the HPV vaccination pilot for men who have sex with men.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his comments on the Andrew Marr BBC TV programme on 29 October 2017, on psychological therapies, which UK therapies the Swedish...

      Mental Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff employed by mental health trusts were previously employed by primary care trusts in each year since 2013.

      Secure Psychiatric Units: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his oral evidence to the Health Select Committee, on Work of the Secretary of State for Health, on 31 October 2017, Q62, HC523, which locked...

      Dental Services: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to encourage investment in dental technology in low-income areas.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many consultations on adult social care have been commissioned by his Department in the last 20 years; and if he will provide a list of those...

      Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) affordability and (b) accessibility of medicines which are produced through publicly-funded medical research.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will introduce standardised financial reporting measures for each medicine procured by the NHS.

      Innovative Medicines and Medical Technology Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of products that will be considered for breakthrough status through the Accelerated Access Pathway in the next...

      Innovative Medicines and Medical Technology Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the pharmaceutical industry on the cost effectiveness criteria for new treatments seeking breakthrough designation...

      Innovative Medicines and Medical Technology Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the criteria are for patients to be appointed as a member of the Accelerated Access Collaborative.

      NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many EU nationals have left jobs in the NHS since 23 June 2016.

      Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of post-traumatic stress disorder were diagnosed in (a) the UK and (b) London in 2016.

      Ophthalmology: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were admitted via accident and emergency with a primary diagnosis of ophthalmological condition in each month of the last seven...

      Injuries: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were admitted via accident and emergency with a primary diagnosis of contusion or abrasion in each month of the last seven financial years.

      Innovative Medicines and Medical Technology Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the capacity of the Accelerated Access Pathway to consider treatments for rare diseases, including muscle-wasting...

      Mental Health Task Force: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will set out the work of women's mental health taskforce to date.

      Drugs: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will ensure that all licensing agreements for medicines made by the NHS are placed on a publicly-accessible database.

      NHS: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to prohibit smoking on the grounds of hospitals, health centres and other NHS buildings in England.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to implement the recommendation in the Independent Mental Health Taskforce's Five Year Forward View for Mental Health...

      NHS: Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information he holds on whether clinical commissioning groups have made deductions from NHS Continuing Healthcare payments for patients in receipt...

      NHS: Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations his Department has received on clinical commissioning groups placing a cap on NHS Continuing Healthcare packages.

      Endoscopy: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many more NHS endoscopies will be performed annually by 2020 by the clinical endoscopists being trained through the accelerated training programme.

      Endoscopy: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many clinical endoscopists have been trained as part of the accelerated training programme.

      Health Hazards: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of any risks to the health of 16 to 18-year olds that may be caused by voting.

      Genito-urinary Medicine: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what date the e-healthcare service procured as part of the London Sexual Health Transformation Programme is planned to go live; whether that date has...

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 7 November 2017 to Question 111111, when he plans to respond to the resolution of the House of 13 September 2017, on NHS pay;...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were referred to mental health therapies in each year since 2010.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of people in England entering talking therapies waited more than 18 weeks for their treatment to start in each of the last...

      Sexually Transmitted Infections: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many tests for sexually transmitted infections have been provided by the NHS in London in each of the last five years.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Cosmetics: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to establish a body to replicate the work of the EU's Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety in...

    • Cosmetics: Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that cosmetic products that have been tested on animals do not enter the UK market in...

      National Union of Mineworkers: Northumberland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2017 to Question 108898, on National Union of Mineworkers: Northumberland, if he...

      EU Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has for UK participation in the EU emissions trading system after the UK leaves the EU.

      Vauxhall Motors: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to safeguard jobs at the Vauxhall plant in Ellesmere Port.

      Manufacturing Industries: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the implications for his Department's policies are of the findings of the recent report from the North West...

      Small Businesses: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the availability of mentoring services to small and medium-sized enterprises.

      Small Businesses: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to set up a mentoring service for mentors to small and medium-sized enterprises.

      Small Businesses: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much his Department has spent on mentors to small and medium-sized enterprises in each of the last five years.

      Small Business Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what further regulations he plans to lay in respect of the Small Business Commissioner.

      Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to improve employment benefits and protections for self-employed people working in low-skilled...

      Geothermal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to increase the use of geothermal energy in the UK.

      Space Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to allow the UK space industry to have continued access to research and development (a)...

      Space Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with representatives of the UK space sector supply chain on the effect of leaving the (a)...

      Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the privatisation of Royal Mail on the provision of postal services.

      Cost of Energy Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the implications for his Department's policies are of the policy proposals outlined in the independent report Cost...

      Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 8 September 2017 to Question 7012, what progress has been made towards publishing the Future...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish the outcome of the Government's Post Office network consultation.

      Business: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to ensure digital transformation programmes are affordable for (a) small and...

      Business: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment the Government has made of the level of investment by businesses in digital transformation.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many staff appointed after 24 June 2016 in his Department hold a post that includes work on the UK leaving the EU.

      Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that public interest conditions are included and enforced in all...

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to extend the Register of Beneficial Ownership to British Overseas Territories; and if he...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has for additional support to assist vulnerable people with their energy bills in winter...

      Cost of Energy Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the preparation and publication of the independent report,...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which public telephone lines for his Department's services are charged at higher rates; and how much was taken by each...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish a response to the Government's Post Office network consultation of November 2016.

      Boilers: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will introduce a boiler replacement scheme for terminally ill people in receipt of a contribution-based benefit...

      Shipping: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will update the guidance to HM Revenue and Customs National Minimum Wage Enforcement Team officials on seafarers...

      Shipping: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reasons officials of his Department did not attend the meeting of the Legal Working Group on seafarers and the...

      Job Creation: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to facilitate the creation of more jobs in Leeds for young people.

      Sahaviriya Steel Industries UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that unspent funds allocated to the SSI taskforce remain available to that taskforce.

      EU Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to protect British companies who are planning to use their EU emissions trading...

      Business: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the readiness of UK businesses to adopt fourth industrial revolution technologies, in...

      Business: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to increase the adoption of digital technologies by UK businesses.

      Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Oral Answer of 7 November 2017, Official Report, on the Royal Bank of Scotland: small business...

      Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Oral Answer of 7 November 2017, Official Report, on the Royal Bank of Scotland: small business...

      Carbon Capture and Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department will be running a competition for carbon capture, utilisation and storage projects in the (a)...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Hawk Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to place new orders for Hawk Trainers for the Royal Air Force.

    • Military Bases: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 30 October 2017 to Question 109676, on military bases: fire prevention, on how many occasions a Minister from his Department...

      Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any additional funds will be allocated to the Trident replacement programme in the 2017-18 financial year which have not already been budgeted for.

      Military Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if his Department will give consideration to retaining UK aerospace design and manufacturing capability by taking into account supply chains when...

      Hawk Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average length of service is for a Hawk T1 aircraft in a Red Arrows squadron.

      Hawk Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the decision was made to extend the out-of-service date for the Red Arrows Hawk T1 aircraft to 2030.

      Hawk Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason the decision was made to extend the out-of-service date for the Red Arrows Hawk T1 aircraft to 2030.

      Armed Forces: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to support armed services personnel and veterans who experience mental ill health.

      Turkey: HMS Ocean

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations his Department has received from the Government of Turkey about that country's willingness to buy HMS Ocean if it is not sold to Brazil.

      Type 31e Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which organisations have responded to his Department's request for information as part of the bidding process for the Type 31e Frigate programme.

      European Fighter Aircraft: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, to which countries his Department is supporting the sale of Typhoon aircraft; and to which countries such aircraft have already been sold.

      Reserve Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what changes have been made to his Department's guidance on insurance packages for reservists undertaking specialist forces training and selection since...

      Ministry of Defence: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many air miles have been (a) earned by his Department's personnel flying on business, (b) collected by those personnel and (c) offset against his...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2017 to Question 110561, on Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft, how many aircraft are planned to be in service with No....

      Special Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much additional funding his Department has allocated to the Special Forces since the publication of the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review;...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2017 to Question 110561, on Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft, what the reasons are for initial commitments for...

      Navy: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons regular drug testing was not mandatory for the crews of Vanguard-class submarines before October 2017.

      Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of square miles of territory freed from Daesh control as a result of military activity by ground forces...

      Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of people freed from Daesh control as a result of military activity by ground forces supported by International...

      RAF Menwith Hill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people work at NSA/NRO Menwith Hill; and how many of those people are (a) US Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines, (b) US contractors, (c) US...

      RAF Fairford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost of development and upgrading of USAF Fairford will be; and who will bear that cost.

      Housing Benefit: Southwark

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people living in (a) Camberwell and Peckham constituency and (b) the London Borough of Southwark have been in receipt of guaranteed income...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Property Development: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes have been built on flood plains in each of the last five years.

    • Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the independent control system in overseeing quality assurances of energy...

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of his Department's spend in the last year has been with Government strategic suppliers.

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Trade Union Officials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department's public bodies spent on employees partly or wholly employed on trade union duties in each year since 2015.

      Rented Housing: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Oral contribution of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 23 March 2015, Official Report, column GC331, what...

      Affordable Housing: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the affordable housing budget was in each of the last 15 years.

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 30 October 2017 to Question 108916, on families: disadvantaged, what the specified interval periods...

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 30 October 2017 to Question 108916, on families: disadvantaged, when the decision was made to make...

      Private Rented Housing: Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2017 to Question 109734, on private rented housing: safety, if he will publish the minutes...

      Social Rented Housing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2017 to Question 109733, on social rented housing: disability, how many adaptations were...

      Females: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to make an assessment of the provision of homeless accommodation specifically designed for women experiencing...

      Supported Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Government's funding supported housing consultation, published on 31 October 2017, and the Government's...

      Supported Housing: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Government's funding supported housing consultation, published on 31 October 2017, whether in the event...

      Supported Housing: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to address the shortfall in mental health supported housing.

      Social Rented Housing: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of people (a) served with a section 21 notice by a council or registered housing...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2017 to Question 106692, how many children who lived in Grenfell Tower are living in hotel...

      Social Rented Housing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2017 to Question 109733, whether the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire...

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 2 November 2017 to Question 109732, for what reasons there is a disparity between reference to...

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of directly employed staff of (a) his Department, (b) its executive agencies and (c) its non-departmental...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Nurseries

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

    • NATO: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what his Department's policy is on siting a possible NATO North Atlantic Command in Scotland.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, 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...

    • Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the importance to international trade of the UK's current position as a point of entry to the EU single market.

      USA: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what his policy is on the potential inclusion of section 230 of the US Communications Decency Act 1996 in any US-UK free trade deal.

      Trade Agreements: Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that trade negotiations include low and middle-income countries in Africa when the UK leaves...

      Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, on how many occasions (a) Ministers and (b) officials of his Department have met their counterparts in the US to discuss a UK-US free trade...

      Department for International Trade: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what proportion of his Department's spend in the last year has been with Government strategic suppliers.

      Generic Prescribing: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he will take to protect access to generic medicines in low and middle-income countries when trade agreements are negotiated after...

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what reporting mechanism the Government has in place for its trade envoys.

      World Trade Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if the UK will be required to reapply to the World Trade Organisation after the UK has left the EU.

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the dates of appointment and end of appointment are of the Prime Minister's special trade envoys.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Government Equalities Office: Nurseries

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

    • Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will review the management and funding of the Equality and Human Rights Commission after recent redundancies.

      Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Written Statement of 23 October 2017, on equalities, HCWS192, whether her Department consulted with (a) Members of the Northern...

      Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Written Statement of 23 October 2017, on equalities, HCWS192, with which organisations she consulted on extending the Northern...

      Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Written Statement of 23 October 2017, on equalities, HCWS192, how many women her Department estimates will travel from Northern...

      Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Written Statement of 23 October 2017, on Equalities, HCWS 192, what the estimated annual cost is of providing a central booking...

      Equality and Human Rights Commission: Staff

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what discussions has she had with the Equalities and Human Rights Commission on the number of (a) redundancies, (b) planned redundancies, (c)...

  • Department for Transport

    • Department of Transport: Nurseries

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

    • Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans there are to improve capacity and speed on rail connections between Sheffield and Manchester.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if the Government will facilitate testing and limited commercial trials of personal delivery devices to attract high technology companies to the UK;...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential of semi-autonomous personal delivery devices to (a) reduce emissions and congestion and (b) assist those...

      Aviation: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the barriers to through-ticketing for luggage across different airlines and within individual airlines.

      Department of Transport: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of his Department's spend in the last year has been with Government strategic suppliers.

      Public Transport: Ombudsman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it is his Department's policy to establish a passenger ombudsman.

      Shipping: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the Legal Working Group on Seafarers and the national minimum wage.

      Transport: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many full-time equivalent staff are currently employed by (a) Transport for London, (b) Transport for the North and (c) Rail North.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 20 July 2017, HCWS85, on rail update, which models of (a) electric trains which would have been used...

      Rolling Stock: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 20 July 2017, HCSW85, on rail update, whether an assessment has been carried out on the potential...

      Highways England: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much Highways England's Growth and Housing Fund spent in each NUTS 1 region of England and Wales in the most recent year for which figures are...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the statistical release Annual Bus Services: England 2015-16, if he will set out bus mileage figures for (a) local authority...

      Oxford-Didcot Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on funding for rail electrification between Didcot and Oxford.

      East Midlands Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what comparative assessment he has made of the seating capacity provided by the Meridian and HST trains servicing the East Midlands franchise and...

      Furness Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will mandate Northern Rail to operate replacement buses on the Furness line in circumstances where cancelled or reduced services affect...

      Shipping: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the final recommendations from the Legal Working Group on seafarers and the national minimum wage are.

      Merchant Shipping: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency on the administration of the Certificate of Competency process for seafarers.

      Merchant Shipping: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average waiting time was for an oral examination required to obtain a seafarers' Certificate of Competency in the last 12 months; and what...

      Bus Services: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent progress he has made on the Quality Bus Contract Scheme in West Yorkshire.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Sudan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support the UK is giving to human rights defenders working in Sudan.

    • Gambia: Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support The Gambia to rejoin the Commonwealth.

      Department for International Development: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he was made aware of meetings in Israel held by the Secretary of State for International Development in August 2017; and...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of his Department's spend in the last year has been with Government strategic suppliers.

      Gambia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support the Gambia's transition to democracy.

      Raif Badawi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether (a) Ministers and (b) officials of his Department have met their counterparts in the (i) EU and (ii) US to discuss the...

      Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans his Department has to ensure that Commonwealth nations help to tackle economic problems and to embed democracy in...

      Antarctic: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how the Government is working with international partners to ensure that the wildlife in the Antarctic region is protected from...

      Western Sahara: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will (a) discuss with the Moroccan Ambassador to the UK and (b) instruct the UK Ambassador in Rabat to investigate the...

      Malaysia: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Malaysian counterpart for the Malaysian Human Rights Commission Public Inquiry to...

      Sultan Masih

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Indian Government on the murder of Sultan Masih in the North Western State of Pubjab; and...

      North Korea: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to paragraph 23 of UN Security Council Resolution 2371, what recent assessment he has made of the progress...

      Kim Jong-nam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his counterparts in other countries on the implementation of the red notice issued...

      North Korea: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the recent claim by the head of Microsoft that the Government of North Korea was responsible for...

      Islamic State: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 21 November 2017 to Question 53422, on Islamic State: war crimes, what evidence has been...

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance his Department gave to the Secretary of State for International Development during his visit to Israel in...

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he or Ministers of his Department became aware of the visit of the Secretary of State for International Development to...

      Ministers: Conduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Cabinet colleagues routinely inform him about any meetings they might have with foreign government ministers and...

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he first became aware that the Secretary of State for International Development was meeting Israeli Government Ministers...

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he became aware of the Secretary of State for International Development's discussions with Israeli Government Ministers...

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when and how the British Embassy in Israel became aware of the meeting involving the Secretary of State for International...

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when and how his Department first became aware of Secretary of State for International Development's meetings with Israeli...

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the meetings she held in Israel during August 2017; who was present at those meetings; and what was discussed at each...

    • Department for International Development: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what meetings she has had in Israel with which officials since June 2017.

      Department for International Development: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what meetings she has had in the West Bank with Palestinian Authority officials since June 2017.

      Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of humanitarian airdrops in Eastern Ghouta in the event that the Assad regime...

      Department for International Development: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which public telephone lines for her Department's services are charged at higher rates; and how much was taken by each such telephone...

      Developing Countries: Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department has allocated to programmes combating malaria in each of the last five financial years; and whether her...

      Developing Countries: Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to contain the spread of treatment-resistant strains of malaria in developing countries.

      Overseas Aid: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will publish the joint value for money guidance for UK Official Development Assistance agreed with HM Treasury to complement...

      Developing Countries: Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with her US counterpart on the potential effect of proposed reductions in the State Department's budget...

      Developing Countries: Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the programmes which it funds to support the distribution of malaria nets do not...

      Gaza: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2017 to Question 108373, what the names are of the 13 schools in Gaza directly funded by the UK...

      Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that humanitarian aid reaches civilians in the beseized area of East Ghouta.

      Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how the Government is fulfilling its commitment as set out by the Grand Bargain where the UK pledged continuous leadership to provide...

      Syria: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support internally displaced persons, including women and children, in the Syrian conflict.

      Syria: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support children with disabilities in Syria.

      Nigeria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the UK response to the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria.

      Burma: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of UK aid to Rakhine State and Myanmar.

      Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of UK aid to Syria.

      Developing Countries: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department has taken to ensure that the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative provides for products that are...

      Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect of recent reports that aid convoys are being blocked from entering the Eastern Ghouta...

      Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the merits of providing aid drops to alleviate food and medical supply scarcity in the Eastern...

      Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made on the (a) availability of food and medical supplies to civilians and (b) safety of those people...

      Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what aid has been provided by the UK to civilians in the Eastern Ghouta region in Syria in the last 12 months.

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she discussed with Israeli Government Ministers or officials on her visit between 13 and 25 August 2017 any issues that are...

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she discussed any of her Department's business in her meetings in Israel in August 2017; and whether Lord Polak attended any...

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if any of the meetings she held in Israel between 13 and 25 August 2017 were organised using email accounts or stationary provided by...

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when she informed colleagues of her discussions with Israeli Government Ministers and officials on potential Government aid to the...

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether Lord Polak accompanied her to all or any of her meetings in Israel in August 2017.

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she had any meetings or communications with any official from the British Embassy in Israel between 13 and 25 August 2017.

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what advice she has received on whether use of official development assistance for the Israeli Defence Force would meet the terms of...

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the context was of her discussions with Israeli Government Ministers and officials on potential Government aid to the Israeli...

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to her meetings in Israel between 13 and 25 August 2017, what follow-up actions have been commissioned by her...

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she informed the Permanent Secretary at her Department before her visit to Israel in August 2017.

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what meetings, conversations, telephone calls or email exchanges she had with the Israeli Embassy in the UK prior to her visit to...

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she had with Ministers of her Department about Middle East policy prior to her visit to Israel in August 2017.

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when she made the decision to visit Israel in August 2017.

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she used her official departmental email account to arrange her visit to Israel in August 2017.

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she used her parliamentary email account to arrange her visit to Israel in August 2017.

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she used her office telephone to discuss arrangements for her visit to Israel in August 2017.

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with officials of her Department before her August 2017 visit to Israel.

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what advice she received from officials of her Department before her visit to Israel in August 2017.

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list all her meetings with representatives of the Government of Israel since June 2017 and the dates of each such meeting.

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she used an email account other than that of an official parliamentary or departmental email account to organise meetings in...

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, who in her office organising her meetings in Israel between 13 to 25 August 2017; and if she will publish all communications related...

      Tunisia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what projects her Department sponsors in Tunisia.

      Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether an impact assessment has been conducted of the effect on projects sponsored by her Department in Yemen of the closure of ports...

      Yemen: Cholera

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to tackle the cholera outbreak in Yemen.

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will publish all correspondence between her, Lord Polak, the Israeli authorities, her Permanent Secretary and her private...

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she used her parliamentary email address when organising meetings in Israel between 13 to 25 August 2017.

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when she plans to publish the details of her meetings with members of the Israeli Government and business people during her visit to...

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, who (a) organised and (b) paid for her travel to her meetings in Israel in August 2017.

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she received any gifts at her meetings in Israel between 13 and 25 August 2017.

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when she first informed her Department and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office about her meetings in Israel in August 2017.

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what declarations she made to her Department on the hospitality and services provided during her meetings and visits in Israel between...

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she informed her Department and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of her visit to Israel between 13 and 25 August 2017...

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to her meetings in Israel between 13 and 25 August 2017, what follow-up actions have been commissioned by her...

      Lord Polak

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what meetings she has had since being appointed Secretary of State for International Development with Lord Polak; and whether Lord...

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues about providing aid to the Israeli Defence Force in the Golan Heights.

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, who made the arrangements for her visit and meetings in Israel between 13 and 25 August 2017.

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the list of meetings that she published on 6 November 2017 was a complete list of the meetings and topics that took place...

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, at how many meetings during her visit to Israel she was accompanied by Lord Polak; and who was present at each meeting on that visit.

  • Department for Education

    • Academies: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much has been written-off by her Department as a result of over-payments to academies and free schools which have since closed.

    • Mothers: Custodial Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to develop an informed and co-ordinated range of child-centred services and support to ensure positive outcomes for the...

      Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of average class sizes in (a) Liverpool, Walton constituency, (b) the North West and (c) England in each year since 2010.

      Department for Education: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of her Department's spend in the last year has been with Government strategic suppliers.

      World War II: Genocide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to add Holocaust education to all key stages of the national curriculum.

      Academies: Accountability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what arrangements she has put in place to ensure local democratic accountability of multi-academy trusts.

      Children: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate she has made of the number of children in England who are eligible for free school meals and pupil premium but are not registered.

      Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much pupil premium funding remained unclaimed in 2016-17.

      Department for Education: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding her Department has available in its Annually Managed Expenditure Budget to provide financial cover for anticipated policy changes in...

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what criteria her Department used to decide whether to intervene in the (a) financial management and (b) governance of multi-academy trusts as a...

      Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional financial support she plans to make available to schools that are rebrokered as a result of the collapse of Wakefield City Academies Trust.

      Wakefield City Academies Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what consultation has taken place between the families and communities served by schools that were previously in Wakefield City Academies Trust and...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the oral Answer from the Minister for Children and Families of 6 November 2017, on free childcare, what proportion of early years...

      Children's Centres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Answer of 24 April 2017 to Question 71222, on children's centres: closures, how many people are currently served by a Sure Start...

      Academies: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many requests for direct admission to an academy of a looked-after child she received in the academic year 2016-17.

      Pupils: Southwark

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children attending schools in the London Borough of Southwark have been taken out of school (a) to undergo female genital mutilation abroad...

      Grammar Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, on what day she plans to respond to the Fourth Report of the Education Committee, Evidence check: Grammar Schools, Session 2016-17, HC 780.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the number of people not being offered jobs after the completion of apprenticeship; and what assessment she...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Children and Families of 6 November 2017, on free childcare, Official Report, column 1183, which...

      Children's Centres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Answer of 24 April 2017 to Question 71222, on children's centres: closures, what criteria her Department uses to measure the...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Children and Families of 6 November 2017, on free childcare, Official Report, column 1182, what...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many of the 2,730 fully agreed commitments for apprenticeships for under 19 year olds for May to July 2017 as reported by her Department at 31...

      Apprentices: Care Leavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many achievements were recorded for care leavers aged under 25 for (a) intermediate, (b) advanced and (c) higher level apprenticeships in the...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to (a) publish and (b) implement the eligibility criteria for free schools meals under universal credit; and if she will make a statement.

      Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the criteria will be for eligibility for the pupil premium after the roll-out of universal credit has been completed.

      Wakefield City Academies Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions officials of her Department have had with (a) families and (b) staff affected by the collapse of Wakefield City Academies Trust on...

      Teachers: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many non-UK EU nationals employed as teachers in state schools have left that employment since 23 June 2016.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 30 October 2017 to Question 109339, if she will take into account information from the independent published evaluation of...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Research: Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the capacity within UK universities and research institutes to continue to investigate the...

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Nurseries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what childcare facilities his Department makes available for staff; how much his Department spent (a) overall and (b) per...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's preparations for the UK leaving the EU with (a) an...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Telephone Services

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

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of his Department's spend in the last year has been with Government strategic suppliers.

      Food: Origin Marking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations his Department has received on whether placing geographical indicators for products on a UK legal basis...

      Peat Bogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish his plans for peat restoration.

      Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his Department's timetable is for the introduction of a new farm policy.

      Litter: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to his Department's press release of 24 October 2017, on new steps to tackle littering, whether he plans for...

      Food Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to measure progress on achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2 on food insecurity in the UK.

      Butterflies: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to retain and protect butterfly habitats.

      Housing: Timber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the benefits to the environment of building homes with timber.

      Sugar Beet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with UK beet sugar farmers on the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the UK beet sugar industry.

      Food: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to support the interests of British food producers in the negotiations on the UK leaving the EU.

      Agriculture: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the supply of labour to the agriculture sector.

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on a new migration system which will allow farmers to employ seasonal...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what proportion of civil service posts in his Department was vacant for a week or longer since his Department was established; and...

    • EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the compatibility of the UK and EU legal regimes after the UK leaves the EU.

      Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent discussions he has had with the European Commission on the protection of intellectual property rights after the UK leaves...

      Intellectual Property: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, when he plans to negotiate on intellectual property rights with the EU.

      Economic Situation: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether his Department has produced an impact assessment of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the Welsh economy.

  • Wales Office

    • Economic Situation: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions his Department has had with the Welsh Government on the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the Welsh economy.

    • Wales Office: Nurseries

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

      Air Passenger Duty: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect of devolution of air passenger duty to Wales in (a) job creation in Wales and (b) the overall...

      Wales Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many staff appointed after 24 June 2016 in his Department hold a post that includes work on the UK leaving the EU.

      Valuation Office Agency: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what bilateral meetings he has had with (a) Welsh and (b) UK Government Ministers to discuss valuation office closures in Wales.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Terrorism: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average cost to the public purse is of the detention of people (a) awaiting trial for terrorist offences and (b) convicted of terrorist offences.

    • Rape: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2017 to Question 4856, on rape: trials whether any agency of his Department records information on successful and...

      Prison Officers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department's budget is sufficient to fund the 1.7 per cent pay rise for prison officers without decreasing spending on other departmental...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average number of days is for which offenders are incarcerated in each prison in England and Wales.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners were in prison due to licence recalls in each year since 1990.

      Witnesses: Video Recordings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 9902, on Witnesses: Video Recordings, which courts will be in the first phase of the rollout...

      Trespass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make trespass a criminal offence.

      Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to make up-skirting a sexual offence.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of trends in the level of prisoner numbers since May 2017.

      Prisons: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his policy is on the replacement of Victorian prisons with new-build prisons.

      Prison Officers: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if his Department will publish the findings of recent trials of body cameras for prison officers.

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when his Department plans to review the personal injury discount rate.

      Ministry of Justice: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of his Department's spend in the last year has been with Government strategic suppliers.

      Prisons: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken to support prisons to participate in (a) Holocaust Memorial Day, (b) Black History Month and (c) National Hate Crime...

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many community orders for non-violent offences have been made in each year since 2010.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children and young people aged 18 to 24 have been granted legal aid under the exceptional care funding mechanism in each year since its...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much has been spent from the public purse on legal aid for asylum seekers in each of the last five years.

      Public Sector: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending a ban the box employment policy in respect of ex-offender job applicants with unspent...

      Offenders: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to review the current rehabilitation periods under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, particularly in the case of Detention and...

      Criminal Records: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on educational providers not using information about spent criminal records to...

      Females: Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to improve the transitional process from prison to release for women.

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to his oral contribution of 5 September 2017, Official Report, column 18, on upskirting, what recent advice he has received on the creation of...

      Crimes of Violence: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people convicted for assault in NHS hospitals have received a custodial sentence in each of the last three years.

      Treatment Of, and Outcomes For, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Individuals in the Criminal Justice System Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the Government plans to respond to the recommendations made in the Lammy Review, published on 8 September 2017.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people are managed by community rehabilitation companies in each constituency in England and Wales.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what contingency plans his Department has put in place in the event that a community rehabilitation company terminates its contract; and if he will make...

      Youth Custody: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 19 September 2017 to Question 10017, on youth custody: restraint techniques, how many injuries were sustained by young people...

      Children: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many incidents of restraint against children in young offender institutions there have been in each year since 2010.

      Special Educational Needs: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) applications and (b) awards of costs against local authorities in relation to tribunals involving SEND appeals have been made in each of...

      Criminal Records: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to consolidate responsibility for criminal records disclosure into a single department as recommended by the Justice Select Committee...

      Community Rehabilitation Companies: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2017 to Question 109713, on staff: probation, what the minimum level of staffing required by each community...

      Prisons: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2017 to Question 108880, how many of the 10,000 planned new prison places will be (a) additional places that...

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Historic Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many buildings sold by HM Courts and Tribunals Service since 2010 have been (a) listed with Historic England, (b) located in a conservation area and...

  • Cabinet Office

  • Department for Transport

    • Monarch Airlines: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the matter of making claims for a contribution towards the cost of repatriating to the UK passengers of Monarch Airlines, they have (1) established the...

    • Monarch Airlines: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to pursue the assets of Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAE) in obtaining a contribution to public funds to cover the cost of repatriating...

      Monarch Airlines: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they asked Greybull Capital, or any other secured creditor of Monarch Airlines, to subordinate their security to grant precedence to HM Government in...

      Driving Tests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to maintain equivalence with standard EU driving test requirements following the UK's exit from the EU.

      Public Transport: Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what categories of crime have (1) increased, and (2) decreased, on (a) railways, and (b) buses, in each year since 2014.

      Monarch Airlines: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have sought a contribution from Vantage Guernsey, an associate of Greybull Capital, towards the cost to the taxpayer of repatriating to the UK...

      Travel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Callanan on 25 October (HL Deb, cols 950), when they expect to publish their description of a linked travel...

      Package Holidays: EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Callanan on 25 October (HL Deb, cols 950–951), when the regulations associated with the EU Package Travel Directive 2015...

      Monarch Airlines: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 2 November (HL2460), whether they intend to seek binding agreements with Greybull Capital and its associates to...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Small Business Commissioner

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the commitment set out in the document Small Business Commissioner: Policy for Secondary Legislation, published in February, that the Small...

    • Natural Gas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of asset closures the UK gas market could withstand without affecting energy prices or security of supply.

      Electricity Interconnectors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the continuity in operations of UK interconnectors with continental Europe under the current regulatory framework.

      Fracking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 8 November 2016 stating that the re-injection of waste and produced waters will not be permitted...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • BBC World Service: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the BBC World Service received in government subsidy in each of the last ten years.

    • British Council: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the operational budget for the British Council in each of the last ten years.

      Palestinians: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what means they are employing to support and make effective the newly agreed Palestinian Government of National Unity.

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent actions they have taken to help secure the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe from detention in Iran.

      Kamal Foroughi

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent actions they have taken to help secure the release of Kamal Foroughi from detention in Iran.

      Maldives: Capital Punishment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations, if any, they have made to the authorities in the Maldives not to resume use of the death penalty.

      Northern Cyprus: Recognition of States

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Matthew Kidd, the British High Commissioner to the Republic of Cyprus, was acting on ministerial instructions when he publicly stated that recognition of...

      Hamas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what status they give to the political wing of Hamas; and what plans they have for dialogue with the newly formed unity government in Gaza.

      Gaza: Visits Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Government Ministers have applied to visit Gaza since 2014; and how many Ministers have been granted access.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Lobbying: Charities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Bridges of Headley on 8 February 2016 (HLWS502), whether the policy announced in relation to the lobbying operations...

    • Suicide: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people below the age of 26 took their own lives in each of the last ten years.

      Civil Servants: Midlands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to re-locate civil servants from London to (1) Birmingham, (2) the West Midlands, and (3) the Midlands as defined in the Midlands Engine...

      Civil Servants: Location

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many civil servants employed by HM Government had their primary place of work in (1) England, broken down by region, (2) Scotland, (3) Wales, and (4) Northern...

  • Department for International Development

    • Gaza: International Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding has been provided to Gaza (1) through the Palestinian Authority, (2) directly to the government of Gaza, and (3) through the UN...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Sentences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people are currently serving indeterminate prison sentences in the UK (except Scotland); and how many of those have now served longer than the maximum...

    • Prisoners: Foreign Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people currently in prison are (1) citizens of other EU member states, and (2) non-EU citizens.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the financial effect resulting from the Universal Credit (Housing Costs Element for claimants aged 18 to 21) (Amendment)...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government by what methods they make it generally known that Universal Credit applicants can ask for 50 per cent advances, or other forms of emergency assistance, when...

      Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, what was the (1) shortest, (2), median, and (3) longest, delay in days in paying Universal Credit, in each of the last four quarters of the financial year for...

      Children: Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the forecast made by the Institute for Fiscal Studies in October that child poverty will increase by 4 per cent in southern...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the value of agricultural support payments per capita in real terms in (1) Cornwall, (2) Devon, and (3) England, in each year since 2010.

    • Fly-tipping: Fines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to introduce heavier fines for those convicted of fly-tipping, including seizure of vehicles.

      Minerals: Coastal Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the strength of environmental considerations when considering the further development of coastal mineral extraction.

      Aggregates: Recycling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the amount of recycled products used in aggregates produced in the UK.

      Charter of the Forest

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to mark the 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest.

      Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what engagement they intend to have with (1) non-governmental organisations, and (2) the private sector, during the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference 2018.

      Ivory: Smuggling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the issue of the illegal trade in ivory will be discussed at the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in 2018.

  • HM Treasury

    • Insurance Premium Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to review the level of insurance premium tax.

    • NHS: Vat

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many approvals have been given to financial models that allow wholly owned subsidiaries of NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts providing services to the NHS Trust...

      NHS: Vat

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Mel Stride MP on 12 September (HC8140), why HMRC does not hold information on VAT revenues from NHS bodies at a sufficient level...

      Enterprise Investment Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for revising the Enterprise Investment Scheme; and what assessment they have made of the economic impact of any future reductions in support...

      Work Experience: Minimum Wage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in each year since 2010, how many complaints were referred to HMRC from (1) ACAS, (2) Citizens Advice, and (3) individuals, relating to workers...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the European Commission about its representatives meeting UK Parliamentarians who are proposing different Brexit...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of increased trade opportunities with Israel following the UK’s exit from the EU.

  • Department of Health

    • Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what account they took of patient safety and the findings of recent Care Quality Commission reports that Marie Stopes International clinics had been in serious...

    • Drugs: Misuse

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of reports that drug-related deaths are increasing in the areas of England where cuts to drug treatment budgets have been among the greatest, whether...

      Aphantasia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they recognise the condition Aphantasia; and, if so, what support is offered to sufferers.

      Out of Area Treatment: Channel Islands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that NHS Trusts have been advised to charge residents of Channel Islands 150 per cent of the cost of specialist...

      Health Services: Republic of Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they claimed in EEA medical costs from the Republic of Ireland under (1) Article 93, (2) Article 94, and (3) Article 95, during activity period 2016–17.

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