Written answers

Thursday, 16 November 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to prepare for the two-year gap between current high speed trains becoming non-compliant in 2020 and new bi-mode...

    • Department for Transport: Staff

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

      Merchant Shipping: Certification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to review the issuing of Certificates of Equivalent Competency to non-UK resident officers in the British merchant...

      Department of Transport: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which public telephone lines for his Department's services are charged at higher rates; and how much was taken by each such telephone line in the last...

      Rolling Stock: Alternative Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress is being made on developing alternative fuel trains.

      Taxis: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2017 to Question 110091, on taxis: disability, what his Department's definition is of vulnerable individuals;...

      Railways: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people aged (a) under 20, (b) 21 to 30, (c) 31 to 40, (d) 41 to 50, (e) 51 to 60 and (f) over 61-years old work for each train operating company.

      Road Traffic Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much the Government plans to spend on the Congestion relief programme in each NUTS 1 region of England and Wales.

      Carlisle Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on opening Carlisle airport to domestic flights as part of the proposed Borderlands Growth Deal.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's policy paper, UK Airspace Policy: A framework for balanced decisions on the design and use of airspace, published...

      Motorways: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which parts of the motorway network his Department defines as noise important areas; when Junctions 6 to 9 of the M20 were last assessed to establish...

      M20: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) fatal accidents and (b) serious accidents took place on the M20 between junctions 6 and 7 and 8 and 9 London-bound and coast-bound in (i)...

      Merchant Shipping: Certification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the performance of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency in administering the Certificate of Competency process for...

      Department for Transport: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many of his Department's staff have been employed in each region in each of the last five years.

      Taxis: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to update regulations relating to taxi and private hire vehicles; and if he will make a statement.

      Taxis: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of establishing a central UK-wide register of taxi and private hire vehicle drivers.

      Taxis: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the safety of people using taxi and private hire vehicles as a result of the 2015 changes to the rules...

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of taxi and private hire vehicles which are working cross-border despite having their licences...

      Public Transport: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the expenditure on public transport per head of population in the East Midlands; and how that level of expenditure...

      Solent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government classifies the Solent as (a) an estuary or (b) open water.

  • Home Office

    • Northamptonshire Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for the roll-out of the police welfare service for Northamptonshire Police.

    • Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will list by police force area the (a) number of officers of superintendent rank or above in each local force and (b) proportion of...

      Police: Horses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police horses there are in each police constabulary in the UK.

      Police: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people applied for the superintendent direct entry scheme in each of the last three years.

      Immigration: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average length of time taken was to process a visa for a spouse of a British citizen.

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications have been received each week for discretionary leave to remain as a survivor or other individual directly affected by...

      Counter-terrorism: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the National Police Chiefs Council on additional funding requirements for counter-terror policing; and if...

      Immigration: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect on non-UK citizens wishing to bring non-EU spouses into the UK of plans to make them subject to...

      Police Community Support Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the contribution of police community support officers to crime prevention and neighbourhood policing.

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether police and crime commissioners are required to consult the public on changes to their Police and Crime Plan within the plan's timeframe.

      Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the number of 999 calls reaching the two-minute point and remaining unanswered in September (a)...

      Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to ensure that the recruitment policies of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority board will include trade union...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 6 November 2017 to Question 110772, on slavery, whether she will publish a list of the 10,000 businesses her...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times the civil proceedings for an injunction provision under Section 54(11) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 has been used since it...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has received any representations from Coventry City Council on the provision of more places for unaccompanied child...

      Fireworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to reduce the nuisance caused by fireworks; what plans she has to reduce instances of nuisance and abuse; and if...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the prevalence of drug dealers using business cards to advertise the availability of black mamba and spice;...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on the number of people in the UK with (a) discretionary and (b) indefinite leave to remain; and how...

      Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the implications of the Home Office report on the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 for small...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to his Department's publication BEIS ministerial hospitality, April to June 2017, published on 13...

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Working Conditions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to improve the (a) physical and (b) mental wellbeing of staff employed in his...

      Retail Trade: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how his Department's industrial strategy plans to protect jobs in the retail sector.

      Energy: Standing Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations his Department has received on electricity and gas suppliers increasing standing charges to...

      Pay: Barnsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2017 to Question 1216, on low pay: Barnsley Central, what steps he is taking to...

      Green Investment Bank: Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Green Investment Bank on the number of incinerator projects it is supporting...

      Small Businesses: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 10 November 2017 to Question 110816, what representations he has received from business...

      Food: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2017 to Question 110742, on industry, what representations he has received from...

      Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has received from representatives of business sectors on sector deals after the UK leaves the...

      Tesco: Booker Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has received from business organisations on the proposed merger of Tesco and Booker.

      Drugs: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that levels of investment in research and development in medicines is...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on funding for existing EU structural and investment...

      Boilers: North Tyneside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many (a) replacement boilers were installed and (b) gas boilers were repaired in North Tyneside under the Energy...

      Private Rented Housing: Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to improve electrical safety in the private rented sector.

      Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress his Department has made in implementing the recommendations of the Electrical Safety Working Group.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to subsection 2 of Clause 1 of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, for what reasons the list of...

    • British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to paragraph 1.9 of his Department's consultation response, Public consultation on the United Kingdom's future...

      Weapons: Proliferation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to section 3.1 of his Department's guidance, Counter Proliferation Programme objectives, published in March...

      Madagascar: Bubonic Plague

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what travel and health advice his Department is providing to British citizens visiting Madagascar since the outbreak of plague...

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the occasions on which Ministers or officials in his Department have met representatives of the Iranian...

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his officials in Israel or the Palestinian Territories met the Right hon. Member for Witham between 13 and 25 August 2017.

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when officials of his Department in (a) Israel and the Palestinian Territories and (b) London first became aware that the Right...

      Jagtar Singh Johal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made on behalf of Jagtar Singh Johal who is in custody in India.

      Algeria: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last met his Algerian counterpart; and what was discussed at that meeting.

      Ascension Island: Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to protect the biodiversity of those waters to the north of Ascension Island which are open...

      Ascension Island: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many licences have been issued to whom for commercial fishing in the waters around Ascension Island in the last six months;...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Health Services: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the timescale is for allocating the additional funding for health as part of the Government's agreement with the Democratic Unionist Party...

    • Offences against Children: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what representations he has made to the head of the Northern Ireland civil service about the payment of compensation to survivors and victims...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the remit of the contaminated blood inquiry extends to Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Telephone Services

      To ask the Attorney General, which public telephone lines for the Law Officers Departments' services are charged at higher rates; and how much was taken by each such telephone line in the last 12...

    • Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Attorney General, what recent discussions he has had with the Crown Prosecution Service on cases involving sexual harassment.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Exports: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether notified bodies in the UK will carry out conformity assessments for products exported from the UK to the EU after the UK...

    • Economic Situation: Wales

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

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Staff

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

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what representations he has received from business organisations about (a) a free trade agreement with the EU and (b) a strictly...

  • Department for Education

    • Education: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the level of educational exports from the UK was in each of the last five years.

    • Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many unrecorded or illegal school exclusions were reported to her Department in the last academic year.

      Pupil Exclusions: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance has been issued by her Department to ensure that school governors give appropriate consideration to autism and SEND when considering...

      Headteachers: Misconduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many cases of serious misconduct by headteachers have been reported to her Department by the National College for Teaching and Leadership in each...

      Wakefield City Academies Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 30 October 2017 to Question 109401, what evidence she has to suggest that the publication of the ESFA report into Wakefield...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the criteria is for a free school to be (a) closed and (b) merged with another school.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, in what circumstances her Department will intervene in the (a) financial management and (b) governance of multi-academy trusts in which concerns have...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to point 9 on page 4 of the Association of Colleges' proposals for Autumn Budget 2017, what assessment she has made of the implications...

      Apprentices: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it remains Government policy to increase BAME participation in apprenticeships by 20 per cent by 2020.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 31 October 2017 to Question 109926, how much her Department spent marketing advanced learner loans in (a) 2014-15, (b)...

      Vocational Education: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2017 to Question 110700, if she will hold a full consultation for the technical education review.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to encourage businesses to take on 16 to 18-years old apprentices.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of changes to Government policy on the repayment thresholds for graduate debt on the total resource...

      Graduates: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2017 to Question 108341, on graduates: disadvantaged, whether her Department still intends to complete its work...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what is the ring-fenced allocation from her resource departmental expenditure limit for the resource accounting and budgeting charge for higher...

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Answer of 24 April 2017 to Question 71018, on children's centres, what recent assessment she has made of the future of...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Written Statement on student finance of 9 October 2017, HCWS145, what estimate she has made of the effect on non-repayment of graduate...

      Primary Education: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many primary schools in (a) Ashfield and (b) Mansfield constituencies were full or oversubscribed in the school years commencing in (i) 2016 and...

      Steve Lamey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, who commissioned the investigation into Steve Lamey's performance as Chief Executive of the Student Loans Company; who took the decision to terminate...

      Steve Lamey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation was first made aware of allegations on the management and leadership of Steve...

      Student Loans Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what meetings HM Revenue and Customs have had with the Student Loans Company in the last 12 months.

      ICT: Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to improve the teaching of computing in secondary schools.

      Steve Lamey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what consultation she or officials of her Department had with her counterparts in the devolved administrations on the suspension and termination of...

      Steve Lamey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what monitoring the Minister State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation or her officials carried out on the performance of Steve Lamey...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure consistency in the training teachers receive on mental health illnesses in children.

      Pre-school Education: Dental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that early-years professionals cover oral health as part of their training.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • County Courts: Judgements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that county court judgments are recorded against the correct individual or company.

    • Prison Sentences: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the Scottish Government's plans to restrict sentences of less than 12 months on (a) overcrowding, (b) safety...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what categories of claimants of universal credit are entitled to claim (a) help with prison visiting costs, (b) legal aid and (c) remission from court...

      Ministry of Justice: Brexit

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

      Prison Officers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress his Department has made towards achieving its target of employing 2,500 extra prison officers by the end of 2018.

      Prisoners: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Russian passport holders are currently serving sentences in British prisons; and if he will make a statement.

      Legal Representation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were litigants in person in England and Wales in each of the last five years in (a) civil and (b) criminal cases.

      Prisoners: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners aged (a) 60 to 69, (b) 70 to 79, (c) 80 to 89 and (d) over 90 have been sentenced to sentences of (i) six months or less, (ii) 12...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to respond to the consultation on reforming the advocates' graduated fee scheme which closed on 2 March 2017.

      Offenders: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Government's paper, Deaths of offenders in the community, published on 26 October 2017, if he will make an assessment of the...

      Prison Officers: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what is the average time taken to complete vetting processes for a prison officer recruit.

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress his Department has made on plans to outsource the work of civilian enforcement officers employed by HM Courts and Tribunals.

      Companies: Criminal Liability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has had with the Law Commission on reviewing the UK's corporate liability regime.

      Ministry of Justice: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the charge has been to his Department's budget in real terms in each year since 2010; and what the projected charge will be in real terms in each...

      London Community Rehabilitation Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what meetings he has had with the London Community Rehabilitation Company on recent reports that 15,000 appointments have been missed by offenders; and...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which public telephone lines for his Department's services are charged at higher rates; and how much was taken by each such telephone line in the last...

    • European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on funding for the production of Captor-E active electronically scanned array radars; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Bereavement Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he has taken to raise awareness amongst (a) serving, (b) reserve, and (c) families of service personnel of the work of the Bereavement and...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the training for casualty (a) notification and (b) visiting officers was last revised; whether a training needs analysis was conducted at the same...

      Special Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will undertake a review of access to information on the Special Forces by Parliament to enable effective scrutiny of those forces.

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to recruit soldiers to the Army.

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to reduce Joint Helicopter Command's basing footprint.

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many trained pilots from (a) the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm, (b) the Commando Helicopter Force, (c) the Army Air Corps, (d) RAF units and (e)...

      Saudi Arabia: Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Military and Security Cooperation Agreement signed with Saudi Arabia in September 2017 covers the (a) transfer of any equipment to the Saudi...

      Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many British (a) personnel and (b) amphibious bridging vehicles are planned to take part in Exercise Full Throttle; and if he will make a statement.

      Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with his NATO counterparts on locating NATO's North Atlantic command in the UK.

      Air Space

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times aircraft were intercepted by Quick Reaction Alert flights in 2016.

      RAF Fairford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the development and upgrading of USAF Fairford; and who will bear the costs of that...

      Veterans: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much from the public purse has been spent on the Veterans' Gateway; and for what specific purposes those monies were used.

      Ascension Island: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the timetable is for the repair of the runway on Ascension Island; and which Minister of his Department has responsibility for that project.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 5 April 2017 to Question 69580, on personal independence payment: epilepsy, of the 7,100 re-assessment claims...

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Staff

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

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Written Statement of 2 November 2017, HCSW218, what additional training and support will be made available to personal...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Written Statement of 2 November 2017, HCSW218, when the updated guidance will be applied to new and existing personal...

      Veterans: Means-tested Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of applying a disregard for Armed Forces Pensions when considering the eligibility for...

      Voluntary Work: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking at (a) national and (b) regional level to support effective working relationships between jobcentres and...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his Department's publication Ministerial hospitality, 1 April to 30 June 2017, published on 13 October 2017, whether (a)...

      Pensions: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions his Department has had with the Financial Conduct Authority on making the provision of a pensions dashboard a new regulated...

      HSBC: Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent representations he has received on the HSBC pension clawback policy.

      Mortgages: Interest Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the number of claimants who will be affected by the Government's change of policy of switching...

      Mortgages: Interest Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has conducted a distributional impact analysis of the Government's change of policy of switching support for mortgage interest to...

      Universal Credit: Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department plans to make an assessment of the effect of the roll-out of universal credit in Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath...

      Universal Credit: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit sanctions were appealed on the grounds that a claimant's child had died or been stillborn within the last two years.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance and training is available to work coaches to advise them on the circumstances in which they can temporarily switch off a...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all eligible claimants who have been on one of the legacy benefits take up universal credit.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons the amount of child maintenance debt collected fell by 88 per cent between May 2010 and 2014-15.

      Universal Credit: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people in Wolverhampton who will (a) receive universal credit, (b) qualify for an...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much child maintenance debt was collected in the financial years (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of employment and support allowance support group appeals in Ashfield constituency resulted in decisions to...

      Jobcentre Plus: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assistance his Department provides to Jobcentre Plus managers to help (a) locate and (b) employ specialist support providers in their...

      Jobcentre Plus: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what training his Department provides to Jobcentre Plus work coaches to help them support people in the Work and Health Programme.

      Jobcentre Plus: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions his Department has had with the Employment Related Services Association supporting Jobcentre Plus managers to access...

      Jobcentre Plus: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department has spent from the public purse through the dynamic purchasing system to employ local specialist support over the last...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his Department's personal independence payment (PIP) assessment guidance updated on 2 November 2017, how many PIP claimants...

      Universal Credit: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints his Department has received about online applications for universal credit being lost in the most recent month for which...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on continuing his Department's Your Simple Payment account service.

      Social Security Benefits: Glasgow South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the benefits freeze on constituents in Glasgow South West.

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 30 March 2017 to Question 69357, on poverty, how he plans to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which public telephone lines for his Department's services are charged at higher rates; and how much was taken by each such...

    • Animal Breeding: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department plans to publish draft regulations on single animal establishment licences.

      Cats and Dogs: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what conversations his Department has had with the HM Revenue and Customs taskforce on puppy and kitten online sales.

      Game: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the enforcement of the welfare code on purpose-breeding of pheasants and...

      Agriculture: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with other Departments on continued funding for EU structural and investment projects that...

      Dogs: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in the Irish Government on tackling the smuggling of puppies from the...

      Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the timetable is for the implementation of the full ban on the use of neonicotinoid insecticides announced on 9...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with which organisations within the commercial fishing sector on which dates Ministers of his Department have had meetings...

      Marine Environment: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with which organisations within the marine conservation sector on which dates Ministers of his Department have had meetings...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many cattle slaughtered as a result of severe interpretation skin tests were subsequently found to be clear of bovine TB...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • EU Grants and Loans: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October 2017 to Question 107778, how much his Department spent on software licences for e-claims...

    • Private Rented Housing: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to identify the number of private renters who are evicted for rent arrears and in receipt...

      Coastal Communities Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding from the public purse his Department has allocated to each coastal town from the Coastal Communities Fund in...

      Pupils: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department holds any responsibility for ensuring that all schools in England are aware of and compliant with the...

      Local Government: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect on the financial stability of local councils of purchasing commercial properties with...

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Staff

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

    • European Development Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the Government plans to maintain its contributions to developing countries through the European Development Fund after the UK...

      Department for International Development: Working Conditions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to improve the (a) physical and (b) mental wellbeing of staff employed in her Department.

      Madagascar: Bubonic Plague

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department has offered to the Government of Madagascar since the outbreak of plague on that island.

      Palestinians: Cartoons

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the memorandum of understanding between the Palestinian Authority and her Department, what discussions her...

      Developing Countries: Leprosy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions (a) Ministers and (b) officials of her Department have had with experts on neglected tropical diseases on funding...

      Developing Countries: Leprosy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department makes available for leprosy with reference to (a) education, (b) medicines and (c) social programmes.

      Developing Countries: Leprosy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department defines leprosy as a neglected tropical disease.

  • HM Treasury

    • Enterprise Investment Scheme and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has assessed the effectiveness of the (a) Enterprise Investment Scheme and (b) Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme.

    • Mossack Fonseca: Disclosure of Information

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his Department's press release of 10 April 2016, entitled UK launches cross-government taskforce on the Panama Papers, how many leads the...

      Mossack Fonseca: Disclosure of Information

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his Department's press release of 10 April 2016, entitled UK launches cross-government taskforce on the Panama Papers, how many full-time...

      Income Tax: East Renfrewshire

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in East Renfrewshire constituency paid the (a) top, (b) higher and (c) basic rate of income tax in each of the last five years for which...

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many times HM Revenue and Customs has requested beneficial ownership information from registers of beneficial ownership from the UK's Overseas...

      Taxation: Young People

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the level of (a) income tax and (b) National Insurance contributions paid to the public purse by people under the age of 18 in...

      Tax Evasion: Prosecutions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish a list of the number of successful and unsuccessful prosecutions mounted by HM Revenue and Customs for offshore tax evasion.

      Interest Payments: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish a table showing the total value of tax relief given to companies for interest payments on borrowing from third parties, intragroup...

      Insurance: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the tax relief given to companies and limited liability partnerships for insurance premiums in which they exercise significant...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will appoint an independent commission to examine the tax avoidance schemes designed by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

      Taxation: Bermuda

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many requests his Department has made to the Government of Bermuda for assistance in its investigation of offshore tax avoidance and evasion.

      Offshore Trusts: Property Development

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will commission a review of the practice of property developers using offshore trusts.

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Answer of 27 April 2017 to Question 71682, on motor vehicles: insurance, if he has decided the direction of future policy on insurance...

      Insurance: Foreign Companies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the timetable is for the Prudential Regulation Authority to issue guidance for insurance firms headquartered in the EEA on the criteria for...

      Insurance: Foreign Companies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Prudential Regulation Authority on its expected guidance to insurance firms headquartered in the EEA but which have...

      Financial Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the ability of the financial service industry to continue to service cross-border clients after 2019 in the event that a...

      Vat

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential effect on small and medium-sized enterprises of any reduction in eligibility for VAT...

      Taxation: Domicil

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people with non-domiciled status in the UK have left the UK in each of the last three years.

      Students: Loans

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what target has been set for the Resource and Accounting Budgetary Charge on student loans.

      Money Laundering

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the anti-money laundering supervisory regime.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many young people in Bolton took part in National Citizen Service in 2016; and where that borough ranks in numbers of children taking part in the...

    • Government Departments: Telephone Services

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which government departments have freephone numbers for public use.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of adults of voting age were not registered to vote in each year from 2010 to date.

      Electoral Register: Email

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of the Association of Electoral Administrators' recommendation that the collection of...

      Civil Servants: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many days work were lost to industrial action taken by employees of the Government and its agencies in (a) 2015 and (b) 2016.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what process the Government follows to identify new and emerging suppliers of goods and services for the Government.

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if the Government will establish a group of Ministers and officials to discuss proposals for the long-term funding of social care.

      Malnutrition

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of deaths in England caused by malnutrition in each of the last 10 years.

      Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2017 to Question 108244, on Prosperity Fund, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of Prosperity...

      Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2017 to Question 108244, on Prosperity Fund, what strategy he has for Prosperity Fund programmes explicitly to...

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will set a deadline for the UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies to make public their central registers of beneficial ownership.

      Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that (a) young people, (b) students, (c) people with disabilities and (d) people from minority ethnic...

      Absent Voting

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to prohibit the handling of postal ballots by campaigners for political parties.

      Elections: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what guidance he has issued to the Elections Claims Unit on the publication of communications or queries relating to expenses for previous polls during...

      Elections: Deposits

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending the period to return deposits to one calendar week after the date of a poll.

      Politics and Government

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment he has made of the level of understanding of democracy and the UK political system in the UK.

      Voting Rights: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent representations his Department has received on the votes at 16 campaign.

      Government Departments: Location

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he has taken to locate Government Departments (a) outside London and (b) in Scotland after the UK leaves the EU.

      Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress the Government is making on trialling new methods of voter identification.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Nurseries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what childcare facilities her Department makes available for staff; how much her Department spent (a) overall and (b) per...

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Telephone Services

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

      Small Businesses: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the General Data Protection Regulation on small businesses.

      Dormant Assets Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans to announce the allocation of funding by the Independent Dormant Assets Commission.

      Football: Shareholders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to support the Premier League uphold its rule that states an individual who owns a stake...

      Data Protection: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the telephone helpline for small businesses on the General Data Protection Regulation, run by the Information...

      Data Protection: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she plans to extend her Department's support for smaller charities to include training on data protection before the...

      Battle of Beersheba: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to commemorate the Battle of Beersheba in 1917.

      Broadband: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with counterparts in the Scottish Government on improving digital connectivity in the Scottish...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Digital Economy Act 2017, what guidance her Department has issued to providers of online social media...

      Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when her Department plans to respond to the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities report of 2016-17 on Stronger...

      Social Enterprises: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received from charities and social enterprises on improving procurement rules after the UK leaves...

      Rugby Football League: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding her Department has provided to the Rugby Football League in each of the last 10 years; and on what projects...

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the wider economic effect, other than on gambling industry revenue and player utility, of...

      Museums and Galleries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of changes to local authority budgets on the level of professional expertise...

      Arts: Free Movement of People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on maintaining freedom of movement between the UK and EU countries...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, to what proportion of UK Premises superfast broadband is available.

      4G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, in what proportion of UK premises 4G is available.

      Life

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the oral contribution by the Under-Secretary of State for Health of 6 November 2017, Official Report, column 1307,...

      Cultural Relations: Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to strengthen cultural links with Colombia.

      Rugby: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department has had discussions with the Rugby Football League on women's rugby league.

  • Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

    • Duchy of Lancaster: Investment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what discussions he has had with the Duchy Council on the Queen's private estate being invested in a fund based in the Cayman Islands.

    • Duchy of Lancaster: Investment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what discussions he has had with the (a) Prime Minister and (b) Chancellor of the Exchequer on the Queen's private estate being invested in a fund...

      Duchy of Lancaster: Investment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what information his Department holds on funds from the Queen's private estate being invested in a fund based in the Cayman Islands.

  • Wales Office

    • EU Grants and Loans: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with Ministers of the (a) Welsh Government and (b) UK Government on funding mechanisms to replace EU structural and...

  • Department of Health

    • Farmers: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to reduce farmers' suicide rates.

    • Antibiotics: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to (a) encourage and (b) fund research into new antibiotics to tackle antimicrobial resistance.

      Mental Health Services: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people, by gender, undergoing a community programme approach received follow-up post-discharge support from a mental health hospital within (a)...

      Mental Health Services: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people, by gender, received follow-up post-discharge support from a mental health hospital within (a) 48 hours and (b) seven days in 2016-17.

      Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 7 November 2017 to Question 110827, if his Department will commit to monitor the average duration of transfers of care.

      Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients: Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people who have been returned to their homes on condition of receiving medication after having been...

      Prisoners: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in prison in England and Wales (a) requested and (b) received drug and alcohol treatment in each quarter for the last five years.

      Prisons: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with (a) HM Prison Service, (b) the Secretary of State for Justice and (c) NHS England on funding for research into the...

      Mental Health Services: Barnsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has he made of the adequacy of access to mental health services for children and young people in (a) Barnsley East constituency and (b)...

      Prisoners: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how may prisoners were diagnosed with a mental health condition in each year since 2010.

      Autism: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to prohibit the promotion, sale and use of MMS chlorine dioxide bleach as a cure for autism.

      Autism: Southwark

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in (a) Camberwell and Peckham constituency and (b) the London Borough of Southwark have been diagnosed with autism in each of the last...

      Patients: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the criteria was for the issue of a confidentiality agreement with a Primodos patient; and if he will make a statement.

      Dental Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the reasons for inequalities in children's oral health across the UK.

      Abortion: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what post-abortion support is provided by his Department; and if he will make a statement.

      University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what additional support his Department plans to provide to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust during Winter 2017.

      Neuromuscular Disorders: Physiotherapy

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

      Chronic Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with Public Health England on improving the health and well-being of people living with multiple, serious long-term health...

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the range of illnesses included in type three attendances to accident and emergency departments; and if he will make a...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how the England Infected Blood Support Scheme (EIBSS) plans to make arrangements for NHS prescription pre-payment certificates for people affected by the...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of English registrants of the (a) Caxton Foundation, (b) Macfarlane Trust, (c) Eileen Trust, (d) Skipton Fund and (e) MFET Ltd have not...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to ensure that the bereaved former partners, widows and widowers of people now deceased who were infected by contaminated blood who...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the oral contribution by the Under-Secretary of State for Health of 6 November 2017, Official Report, column 1306, what progress has been...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will take steps to ensure that for each originator medicine procured by the NHS there are standard and publicly available reporting...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the report published by the Centre for Mental Health, entitled Adult and older adult...

      Baby Care Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many perinatal beds have been available in each year since 2010.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of clinical commissioning groups met NHS England's planning guidance to increase their proportion of spend of mental health...

      Pain: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the (a) Welsh Government, (b) Scottish Government and (c) Northern Ireland Assembly members about supporting the...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent from the public purse on the Future in Mind programme in (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17; and how much is planned to be spent on that...

      Coeliac Disease: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 27 April 2017 to Question 71681, on Coeliac disease: prescriptions, what plans he has to protect those who manufacture...

      Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to ensure access to cross-border clinical trial data after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the performance of privatised rail services in the past year; and whether they intend to review the case for returning those...

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for renewals and large-scale maintenance projects on existing rail lines between cities that will eventually be served by HS2; and what is the...

      Taxis: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to update regulations for taxis and private hire vehicles.

      Taxis: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the committee established by the Department for Transport to examine regulations for taxis and private hire vehicles has concluded its work; and who...

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what powers a local authority has to limit the total number of private hire vehicles and taxis licensed to operate in its area.

      Aviation: Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 7 November (HL2559), when they last carried out an assessment of Sharm el Sheikh airport; and whether that...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Work Experience: Minimum Wage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many successful prosecutions were made against employers for failing to pay the National Minimum Wage for internship roles in each year since 2010;...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Nuclear Disarmament: Conferences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will vote on the proposals currently before the UN General Assembly concerning the dates and mandate for the 2018 UN international high-level conference...

    • Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative experts have been deployed to Bangladesh in response to the atrocities committed against the Rohingya people.

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken at the UN Security Council regarding the Rohingya people.

      Iraq: Community Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to the government of Iraq to promote reconciliation within civil society in Iraq.

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Governing Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on whether school governors should be paid.

    • Academies: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is a cap on the amount of money that can be paid to the chief executive of a multi-academy trust.

      Academies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the difference between (1) a multi-academy trust with only one school, and (2) an academy.

      Free Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total cost of establishing free schools in each of the last five years.

      Academies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which academy trusts manage more than five schools; and how many schools are managed by each of those trusts.

      Vocational Guidance and Work Experience: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of career advice and work experience services provided to young people by local authorities.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Mothers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultations they have conducted in preparation for their strategy on female offenders to ensure that the criminal justice system creates an environment...

    • Prisons: Libraries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many, and what proportion of, prison service establishments have a library with facilities to use and exchange books.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • National Insurance Credits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their most recent estimate of the number of women who are in part-time low-paid employment with more than one employer who fail to receive National...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Museums and Galleries: Copyright

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether National Museums will review their imaging policies in the light of recent calls to abolish image fees for out of copyright paintings, prints and drawings.

    • Public Libraries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they have given to local authorities concerning the maintenance of mobile library and information service vehicles in rural areas and outlying...

      Conservation Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of Historic England's announcement that it now lists 512 conservation areas in its Heritage at Risk Register.

      Gambling: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the practice of certain online gambling providers contacting infrequent users via email in order to advise them to return to the...

      Social Media: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential effects of involving social media providers in educating children on the use of social media.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • House of Lords: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether any independent service is available to those working on the Lords part of the Parliamentary estate who wish to report a sexual assault.

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