Written answers

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, who the members of the HS2 community and stakeholder engagement panel are.

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what opportunities hon. Members with constituencies on the route of HS2 will have to feed into the review of compensation schemes that is currently...

      Birmingham-Bristol Railway Line: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to discuss the level of overcrowding on the Bristol to Birmingham railway line with First Great Western as a result of recent...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how often the HS2 community and stakeholder engagement panel meets and when it will hold its next meeting.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the fees payable under the land access arrangements for phase two of HS2 are the same as the fees paid under land access agreements for phase...

      Transport for the North: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many of his Department's staff are working on issues related to Transport for the North; and at which locations such staff are based.

      Railways: Leigh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Transport for the North on plans to connect Leigh with the Northern Powerhouse Rail project.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will devolve management of the Northern Powerhouse Rail project to Transport for the North.

      Offshore Industry: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the helicopter industry regarding (a) operational safety and (b) passenger confidence in...

      Offshore Industry: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what change has occurred in the passenger risk profile of each helicopter model licensed for commercial operation in the offshore oil and gas sector...

      A75: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Scottish Government about regeneration of the A75 euro-route from Gretna to Stranraer.

      A75: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to upgrade the A75 euro-route from Gretna to Stranraer.

      Bus Services: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he will publish the guidance and regulations relating to the franchise for the Bus Services Act 2017.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 14 November 2017 to Question 112096, on Railways: North of England, what assessment has been undertaken on the cases where...

      Railways: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the merits of the request from the Peninsula Rail Task Force for funding of £600,000 for the Speed to the West...

      British Transport Police: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on safety for passengers travelling from (a) Scotland to England and (b) England to Scotland of...

      Roads: Shrewsbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations his Department has received from Shropshire Council on the timing of receipt of its business case for the North West Relief Road;...

      British Transport Police: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Scottish Government's plans to integrate the British Transport Police in Scotland into Police...

      Rescue Services: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that there are adequate levels of coastguard patrols and provision for (a) Redcar and (b) North Yorkshire.

      Tees Valley Railway Line: Guide Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that railway stations on the Tees Valley Line are accessible to passengers with assistant dogs.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects the High Speed 2 environmental impact study to (a) begin, (b) conclude and (c) be published.

      Department for Transport: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people in his Department with responsibility for social media are employed on a (a) full and (b) part-time basis.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Department for Communities and Local Government: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) press officers, (b) internal communications officers, (c) external communications officers, (d) communications...

    • Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2017 to Question 111426, on job creation: enterprise zones, what representations he has...

      Fracking: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 2 November 2017 to Question 109056, on fracking: planning permission, when he plans to bring forward...

      Department for Communities and Local Government: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with HM Treasury on funding for existing EU structural and investment projects; and if all such...

      Council Tax: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that part-time students receive reductions in council tax proportionate to their studies.

      Private Rented Housing: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has carried out an assessment of the effectiveness of Help to Rent projects in helping homeless people...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he has plans to test cladding materials used on tower blocks other than aluminium composite material.

      Fracking: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he has any plans to change planning policy or guidance in relation to applications for permission to engage in fracking...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the Government has made an assessment of the effect on pubs of cheap supermarket alcohol.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has consulted those people in receipt of EU structural funds on a replacement for that scheme once the...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, in what ways the Government and HM Land Registry (a) monitor and (b) prevent land banking in local communities.

    • Tidal Lagoons Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2017 to Question 110379, on Tidal Lagoons Independent Review, if he will (a) set...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to introduce small modular reactors to the UK.

      European GNSS Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the UK plans to seek formal participation with the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency after...

      Nuclear Power: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 30 October 2017 to Question 109395, what steps the Nuclear Sills Strategy Group is taking to...

      Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how resources from the new Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund will be allocated across the country to challenge...

      EU Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government plans to seek formal participation with the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized...

      Space Industry Bill (HL)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment the Government has made of the opportunities presented by the provisions included in the Space Industry...

      Geoengineering: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals for the regulation of geo-engineering.

      Made Smarter Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how he plans to implement the recommendations proposed in the final report from the Made Smarter Review.

      Made Smarter Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential contribution of part-time distance learning in supporting the...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people in his Department with responsibility for social media are employed on an (a) full and (b) part-time basis.

      Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to include the tourism and hospitality sector in his Industrial Strategy White Paper.

      Local Government: Aberdeen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with (a) the Scottish Government and (b) Scottish local authorities on maximising the value...

      Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to his Department's report, Gas security of supply: a strategic assessment of Great Britain's gas...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • BBC Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what date he will reinstate his proposed visit to the BBC Monitoring Service at Caversham Park, together with the chairmen...

    • Falkland Islands: UN Special Committee on Decolonisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has invited the UN decolonisation committee to visit the Falkland Islands.

      Falkland Islands: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made on developing oil reserves around the Falkland Islands.

      Russia: BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the risk of restrictions being placed on BBC personnel based in Russia in response to...

      South Africa: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the South African Government on the scale of violence against rural residents and farmers.

      Sudan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to promote freedom of religion and belief in Sudan as part of the UK-Sudan strategic dialogue.

      South Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to support Church-led reconciliation efforts in South Sudan.

      South Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in Uganda and Kenya on the peace process in South Sudan.

      South Africa: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the scale of the violence against rural dwellers and farmers in South Africa.

      Pakistan: Blasphemy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports his Department has received on the case of three Ahmadi Muslims who were sentenced to death in early November 2017...

      Human Trafficking: Laos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will make representations to the Government of Laos on measures to stop the trafficking of young girls from...

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on that country's commitment to the 2015 Iranian Nuclear Deal; and...

      Israel: Gaza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the extent of renewed tunnel building into Israel by Hamas in Gaza.

      Hezbollah: Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the extent of Hezbollah's weapon arsenal.

      Iran: Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the progress made on Iran's ballistic missile programme.

      Middle East: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the diplomatic implications of recent violence in Israel and the West Bank.

      Palestinians: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the extent of institutionalised radicalisation in the Palestinian territories.

      Iran: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports his Department has received on the rate at which the Iranian Government has forced Baha'i shops and businesses to...

      Iran: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has received reports on an increase in the number of expulsions of Baha'i university students in Iran...

      Zimbabwe: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with (a) his Zimbabwean counterpart and (b) the Commander of the Zimbabwean Defence Force on...

      Palestinians: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the objectives of the Government's diplomatic and political policy on Palestine are for 2017; and if he will make a statement.

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Government of Burma on allegations of mass rape in Rohingya women and children...

      Iran: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what criteria are used by the British Embassy in Tehran to compile and approve the list of translators and interpreters in Iran.

      Iran: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reasons Iran does not appear in the Prisoner Packs collection on gov.uk; and whether his Department plans to publish...

      Iran: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether affiliation to the Iranian judiciary is a condition for translators to be included on his Department's list of...

      Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on the role of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in human rights violations...

      Yemen: Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on the role of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in supplying arms and...

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has set a date to meet the lawyers of Richard Ratcliffe to discuss the exercise of diplomatic protection.

      Iran: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what date he plans to visit Iran.

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what measures are in place to provide support and treatment to Rohingya women and children who are victims of or witness to...

      Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made on recent activities of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in respect of human...

      Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to retain EU sanctions against the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in British law when the UK has...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Government of Democratic Republic of Congo on incidents of violence in October 2017...

      China: Legal Profession

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Chinese counterpart on the harassment, arrest and disappearance of human rights lawyers...

      China: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on that Government's revisions to regulations on religion and their...

      China: Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on that Government's policy on residential surveillance at a...

      China: Religious Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Chinese counterpart on the demolition of Buddhist and Christian buildings in that country.

      Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Foreign Affairs, whether he has had discussions with her US counterpart on that country's decision to add the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether he plans to undertake a gender impact analysis of potential future trade deals with the EU.

    • European Free Trade Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether the Government has discussed with the EU negotiating team the possibility of the UK rejoining the European Free Trade...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2017 to Question 110920, what the reasons are for the Government's publication of its economic...

      EU Nationals: Civil Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions his Department has had with Michel Barnier on the future of non-UK EU citizens working in the Civil Service in the...

      Food: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps he is taking to ensure that food standards will be maintained after the UK leaves the EU.

      Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether Northern Ireland will remain in the EEA to secure a seamless and frictionless border with the Republic of Ireland after the...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Leprosy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, for what reason her Department excluded leprosy from UK funding priorities for the neglected tropical diseases programmes.

    • South Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding she plans to allocate from the public purse to dialogue-based peace-building projects in Abyei Province, South Sudan in...

      Developing Countries: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make it her policy to support development projects aimed at improving sanitation and infection control as part of efforts...

      Yemen: Diesel Fuel and Petrol

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of (a) the availability of diesel and petrol in Yemen, (b) how long supplies of diesel and...

  • Department for Education

    • Arts: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students have studied at least two arts subjects at GCSE level in York in (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17.

    • Arts: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many GCSE entries for arts subjects there were from students in York in (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17.

      Music: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students studied music at GCSE level in York in (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance or advice her Department provides in relation to autism and SEND training for non-teaching, school-based staff and school governors.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the potential reasons for the reduction in the number of apprenticeship starts after the Apprenticeship...

      First Aid: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that first aid is taught in schools.

      Higher Education: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much has been paid to students of private Higher Education providers who were subsequently determined to be ineligible in each of the last five...

      Higher Education: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what safeguards her Department proposes that the Office for Students should implement to prevent the abuse of student loan funding by private higher...

      Higher Education: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions Ministers or officials of her Department have had with the Chief Executive of the Student Loans Company on protections for higher...

      Steve Lamey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Universities Minister has had discussions with the Minister for the Cabinet Office on the process for disciplinary proceedings instigated...

      Student Loans Company: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will publish a copy of the performance review of the Student Loans Company and its chief executive which was referred to in the 15 November...

      Student Loans Company: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, who appointed the chair and board members of the Student Loans Company; and what the criteria and processes were for those appointments.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason there is a 10 hours per day maximum limit on free childcare.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the Minister for Schools plans to respond to the letter of 3 October from the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham on fair funding.

      Schools: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the timetable is for the publication of interim guidance for schools on how to deal with sexual harassment and assault; and whether teachers will...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Probation: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the risk assessment conducted prior to the part-privatisation of the probation service.

    • Community Rehabilitation Companies: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to improve the performance of Working Links Ltd and BGSW Community Rehabilitation Company as a result of the report from HM...

      Community Rehabilitation Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many community rehabilitation companies have a role in probation services; and what the (a) location, (b) length of contract and (c) cost of...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions for offences involving domestic violence took place in each of the last five years.

      Ministry of Justice: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 10 November 2017 to Question 111090, what estimate he has made of the proportion of higher-rate customer service lines that...

      Ministry of Justice: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 10 November 2017, to Question 111090, if he will make it his policy to collate data on incoming telephone calls and charges to...

      Prisons: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department plans to build new private prisons.

      Community Orders: North Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders were given community sentences in North Wales in each year for which data is available.

      Family Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if his Department will make an assessment of whether there is a causal link between changing the level of family legal aid and the number of mediation...

      Ministry of Justice: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people in his Department with responsibility for social media are employed on a (a) full and (b) part-time basis.

  • Prime Minister

    • Prime Minister: Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister, how many unsolicited items of correspondence she sent to members of the public between April and June 2017.

    • Northern Ireland Government

      To ask the Prime Minister, if she will chair round table talks to restore the Executive in Northern Ireland with the political parties of the Northern Ireland Assembly; and if she will make a...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 8059, on Yemen: military intervention, of the 293 incidents logged as alleged international...

    • Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many finance staff within (a) Navy, (b) Army and (c) Air Command (i) have (ii) are working towards and (iii) do not have a professional accountancy...

      Armed Forces: Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the selection and nomination of visiting officers has been highlighted on the Commanding Officers Designate course; and if he will make a statement.

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether a review has been carried out to simplify into one document the policies, procedures and regulations in the Army for the provision of support...

      Armed Forces: Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department last made an assessment of the number of Casualty Notification/ Visiting Officers; and whether that assessment included (a) the...

      Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to publish the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme Quinquennial Review.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the safety of the Trident nuclear weapons system; and if he will make a statement.

      Nuclear Weapons: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether expenditure for planned nuclear infrastructure projects at Faslane and Coulport will come out of the existing budget for Trident.

      Veterans: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will hold discussions with the Board of Combat Stress on its plans to end residential care for veterans at Audley Court, Newport, Shropshire.

      Trident

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

      Nuclear Weapons: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what specific projects and programmes are scheduled to take place to expand nuclear infrastructure at Faslane and Coulport.

      Military Bases: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will visit Palace Barracks in Holywood, North Down; and if he will make a statement.

      Army: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many battle groups were trained at British Army Training Unit Kenya in each year from 2010 to 2017.

      Army: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost of each of the British Army's overseas training centres was in each year from 2010 to 2017.

      Army: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been disbursed from the public purse on infantry training in each year from 2010 to 2017.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on a formal appeal process for decisions on early advances for universal credit.

    • Social Security Benefits: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to assist households facing debt as a result of social security delays.

      Personal Independence Payment: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many personal independence payment applications from people with ME have been refused in West Yorkshire since 2013.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what disability-specific training personal independence payment assessors receive to enable them to understand fluctuating conditions such as...

      Access to Work Programme: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department commissioned (a) localised and (b) regional research for its report Equality Analysis for the future of Access to Work,...

      Social Security Benefits: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 7 November 2017 to Question 110425, on social security benefits, for what reasons there was a difference between...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 6 November 2017 to Question 110670, on work capability assessment, when he plans to publish the document setting out...

      Access to Work Programme: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of, and promote, the Access to Work programme.

      European Agency for Safety and Health At Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the UK plans to seek observer status at the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work after the UK has left the EU.

      Personal Independence Payment: Garston and Halewood

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

      Personal Independence Payment: Garston and Halewood

      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...

      Maternity Allowance and Maternity Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many women were in receipt of statutory maternity pay and maternity allowance in each of the last five years.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has made an estimate of its advertising spending across social media platforms in the UK in each of the last five years.

      Universal Credit: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether a self-employed claimant with fluctuating earnings, who earns more than the minimum income floor annually, receives less universal...

      Personal Independence Payment: Feltham and Heston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many initially unsuccessful Personal Independent Payment (PIP) claimants from Feltham and Heston are now eligible for PIP under the...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants (a) with Parkinson's disease and (b) in total are in the no review category for personal independence payments.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answers of 12 October and 13 November 2017 to Questions 106562 and 111438, for what reasons his Department no longer has a...

      Jobcentres: Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the daily opening times will be of (a) the universal credit helpline and (b) Jobcentre Plus offices during the period of the Christmas...

      Means-tested Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he takes to provide clear, accessible advice on earnings allowances to people claiming means-tested benefits carers allowance and...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Welfare: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the process will be for animal welfare charities to be consulted on the draft legislation to increase the maximum...

    • Animal Welfare: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the timetable is for the drafting of the legislative proposals on increasing the maximum sentence for animal cruelty to...

      Primates: Pets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to include a review of the Code of Practice for the Welfare of Privately Kept Non-Human Primates in his...

      Primates: Pets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to prohibit the sale and keeping of primates as pets; and if he will make a statement.

      Animal Welfare: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many animal cruelty offences and convictions there have been in Romford in each year since 2010.

      Business: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations his Department has received relating to Environment Agency decisions on definition of waste panel...

      Business: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to remove barriers to a more resource-efficient economy; what evidence there is that...

      Cats and Dogs: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to prohibit the third party sale of puppies and kittens.

      Animal Welfare: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what timetable the Government has set for introducing legislation to increase the maximum sentence for animal cruelty...

      Animal Welfare: South East Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many animal cruelty (a) offences and (b) convictions have taken place in South East Cornwall constituency.

      Local Air Quality Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which local authorities had air quality management areas (AQMA) as of July 2017; what the name and description is of each...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to create an environmental protection body with prosecutorial authority and independence from the...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the benefits of using a risk-based approach to the control of bovine tuberculosis...

      Water: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made in improving the status of surface and groundwater bodies under the Water Framework Directive.

  • Home Office

    • Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) guns and (b) other weapons have been detected at ports and airports in the UK in each of the last five years.

    • Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children have arrived in the UK under the Dubs amendment to date.

      Marriage Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to introduce legislation to amend marriage certificates to include mothers' names.

      Refugees: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that refugees have access to English language classes after their arrive in the UK.

      Animal Experiments: Cosmetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to encourage other countries to ban cosmetics animal testing and the sale of animal-tested cosmetics.

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many meetings have been held between Ministers and civil servants of her Department and representatives from the Royal Borough of...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to answer Question 6216, tabled on 19 July 2017.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce the number of people who are detained for immigration purposes.

      Animal Experiments: Cosmetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations her Department has (a) received on and (b) made to the United Nations on animal testing for cosmetic products.

      Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with Staffordshire's Police and Crime Commissioner on future governance arrangements for Staffordshire Fire and...

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of security of open spaces in cities against terrorist attacks using vehicles.

      Immigrants: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on data protection rights for immigrants; and if she will make a statement.

      Charles Caulfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations the Government is making to the US Administration on the detention and extradition of Charlie Caulfield; and if she...

      Staffordshire Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many warranted officers there were in Staffordshire Police on 1 January in (a) 2011, (b) 2012, (c) 2013, (d) 2014, (e) 2015, (f) 2016...

      Merseyside Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she will take to ensure Merseyside Police have adequate funding to tackle recent increases in gun crime, following the meeting...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the procedure is for a person to make an appeal against allegations made under the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005.

      European Police College

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the UK plans to seek formal participation in the European Policing College after the UK has left the EU.

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to respond to the report entitled Stolen Freedom, published in October 2017 by Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department intends to publish a White Paper on immigration.

      Seasonal Agricultural Workers' Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will introduce a trial seasonal agricultural workers scheme in 2018.

      Psychiatry: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether NHS (a) trusts or (b) clinical commissioning groups are responsible for paying the International Skills Charge when employing...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what processes her Department has in place to ensure that G4S accommodation for asylum seekers is fit for purpose.

      Counter-terrorism: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 11 October 2017 to Question 105696, on what system or record allegations made under the Prevention of Terrorism...

      Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment has been made of the number of illegally held firearms in the UK.

      France: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions her Department has had with the French Human Rights Ombudsman on the treatment of unaccompanied minors in France.

      Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the detection rate for each offence group recorded by the Police has been in each of the last five years.

      Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she will complete her Department's response to the Scrap Metal Dealers Act Review; and if she will place a copy in the Library when it...

      Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to add the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to the UK's list of proscribed organisations.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of police pursuit strategies across England and Wales in reducing moped, motorbike and...

      Police: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will increase (a) funding for and (b) the number of police officers.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of domestic violence related incidents that were (a) reported to the police, (b) detected and (c)...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what financial assistance her Department provides to local authorities to support (a) unaccompanied asylum seeking children and (b) looked...

      British Nationals Abroad: Islamic State

      What steps she is taking to identify, and prosecute people who return to the UK from fighting for Daesh in Syria.

      Cybercrime

      What discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the effect of recent cyber-attacks on critical national infrastructure.

      Migrant Workers

      What steps she is taking to ensure that businesses have access to temporary non-UK EU workers after the UK leaves the EU.

      Counter-terrorism

      Whether her Department plans to review the effectiveness of the Prevent strategy.

      Refugees: Syria

      What progress the Government has made on placing vulnerable Syrian refugee families in the UK.

      Seasonal Agricultural Workers' Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will introduce a seasonal agricultural workers scheme once the UK has left the EU.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many people in his Department with responsibility for social media are employed on an (a) full and (b) part-time basis.

  • HM Treasury

    • Welfare Tax Credits: Vale of Clwyd

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in the Vale of Clwyd received (a) working tax credits and (b) child tax credits in each of the last five years.

    • EU Internal Trade: Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2017 to Question 110711, on EU internal trade: customs, what representations he has received from business...

      Revenue and Customs: East Kilbride

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 7 November 2017 to Question 110350, on the proposed transfer of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) posts from East Kilbride to Glasgow,...

      Save As You Earn

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has any plans to review the six-month contribution holiday for Save As You Earn schemes; and if he will make a statement.

      Charities: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November 2017 to Question 112174, on charities: VAT, what recent representations he has received from (a) business and (b)...

      Research and Development Tax Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November 2017 to Question 111380, on small businesses: technology, what recent representations he has received from business...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Revenue and Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November 2017 to Question 111438, on Revenue and Customs, how many staff work in the joint initiative between HM Revenue and...

      Business: Loans

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 14 November 2017 to Question 111703, what representations he has received from business organisations on extending the regulatory...

      European Securities and Markets Authority

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government plans to seek formal agreement to participate in the European Securities and Markets Authority after the UK leaves the EU.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many parents in each local authority area are eligible for tax-free childcare; and how many parents have signed up to the childcare choices website to...

      Tobacco: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of (a) lost business to convenience stores and (b) lost revenue to the Exchequer due to smokers purchasing black market tobacco.

      Paye

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to count how many employer PAYE schemes do not balance at the end of each financial year; and if he will make a statement.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many HGV companies have successfully applied for a bespoke allowance agreement since HM Revenue and Customs changes for overnight allowances for HGV drivers.

      Tobacco: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the amount of revenue accruing to the public purse from taxation on tobacco has matched the forecasts set out for those revenues by the Office of...

      Individual Savings Accounts: Fees and Charges

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the amount collected in VAT on ISA fees which was reimbursed to people entitled to such reimbursement on...

      Office for Budget Responsibility: Labour Turnover

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff have (a) left and (b) been recruited to the Office of Budget Responsibility in each of the last two years.

      Tobacco: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of tobacco taxes rises on the purchase of non-UK duty paid tobacco in each of the last five years.

      VAT: EU Action

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the EU Value Added Tax regime will cease to apply to the UK from 11pm on 29 March 2019.

      Sanitary Protection: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether it is his policy to apply a zero-rate of VAT to women's sanitary products from 11pm on 29 March 2019.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: ICT

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

    • Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much was spent by the Government on cyber defence measures in 2016-17.

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when his Department plans to complete its review of the Government's website.

      Government Digital Service

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of Government Departments use the services of the Government Digital Service.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many of his Department's staff have been employed in each region since his Department was established.

    • Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 10 November 2017 to Question 110835, on small businesses, what representations he has received from trade...

      Manufacturing Technologies Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2017 to Question 110715, on the Manufacturing Technologies Association, what representations the...

      World Trade Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 6 November 2017 to Question 111584, on World Trade Organisation (WTO), what his planned timetable is for the (a)...

      Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2017 to Question 111399, on trade agreements: USA, whether the Trade and Investment Working Group...

      Trade Agreements: Arbitration

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 14 November 2017 to Question 110584, on Trade Agreements: Arbitration, what estimate he has made of the cost of...

      World Trade Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 14 November 2017 to Question 110584, what representations he has received from business organisations on the...

      World Trade Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November 2017 to Question 111584, which aspects of the UK's membership of the WTO the UK needs to update to...

      EU Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether free trade agreements agreed between the EU and (a) Turkey, (b) Switzerland, (c) South Korea, (d) South Africa, (e) Norway and (f)...

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans he has to support UK companies to gain Government contracts and increase the presence in international markets after the UK...

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what role he expects the Government to play in helping UK firms to grow internationally after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the long term success and sustainability of the UK video games industry after the...

    • Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will reduce the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals to £2.

      Broadband: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with Scottish Government Ministers on the delivery of broadband roll-out between Scotland and England.

      Internet: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she has taken to address the issues caused by internet trolls.

      Claims Management Services: Nuisance Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she plans to introduce a ban on cold calling by claims management companies as part of the Financial Guidance and...

      Internet: North West Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to enhance provision of internet services in the rural areas of North West Durham.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many people in her Department with responsibility for social media are employed on an (a) full and (b) part-time basis.

      Public Telephones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information her Department holds on the number of public telephone boxes in each parliamentary constituency in the UK.

      Direct Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the timetable is for the consultation on amending the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation 2003 to introduce...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Charles Caulfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether Charlie Caulfield received a letter of comfort.

    • Northern Ireland Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will bring forward legislative proposals on salaries and staff allowances in the Northern Ireland Assembly before Christmas; and if he...

      Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will meet the Chief Minister of Gibraltar to discuss future border controls between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland when the...

      World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will organise commemorative events in Northern Ireland to mark the centenary of the end of the World War One in 2018; and if he will make...

      Electricity Interconnectors: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what progress he has made on the construction of the North/South Interconnector; and if he will make a statement on the timetable for its...

  • Department of Health

    • 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on (a) research into, (b) treatment of and (c) raising awareness of 22q11.2 Deletion syndrome.

    • Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the NHS receives a fair price for medicines that are developed from monoclonal antibodies.

      Contaminated Blood and Blood Products Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will ensure that (a) all reserves held by the (i) Caxton Foundation, (ii) Eileen Trust and (iii) Macfarlane Trust and (b) all money left in trust...

      Contaminated Blood and Blood Products Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will ensure that all files held by (a) the Macfarlane Trust, (b) the Caxton Foundation, (c) the Eileen Trust, (d) the Skipton Trust and (e) MFET...

      Mental Illness: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will bring forward proposals to introduce mandatory mental health training in the workplace.

      Industrial Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to reduce the annual number of deaths caused by work-related respiratory illnesses.

      Industrial Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he has given to local authorities to support them in their public health responsibilities to reduce the level of work-related respiratory...

      NHS: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2017 to Question 5280, on NHS: land, what proportion of the housing units (a) in each of those trusts and (b) across...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessments the Government has made of the procedures for the potential repurposing of medicines; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the safety implications for patients of more than 50 per cent of staff in mental health facilities commissioned by NHS...

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will bring forward legislative proposals on autism.

      NHS: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to cap the proportion of agency staff working in mental health facilities commissioned by NHS England.

      Sarcoidosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will add sarcoidosis to the list of medical conditions which qualify someone for a medical exemption certificate to receive free NHS prescriptions.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve early diagnosis and treatment for people with eating disorders.

      Surrogate Motherhood: Parental Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans the Government has to lay before Parliament an urgent remedial order to allow single parents to apply for a parental order following surrogacy.

      Mental Illness: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that people can access mental health support in the workplace.

      Endoscopy: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of staff required to provide endoscopy services in 2020-25.

      HIV Infection: 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 HIV/AIDS in each of the last...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 10 November 2017 to Question 111200, on general practitioners, if he will provide the number of general practitioners for 2015,...

      Surgery: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps he has taken to make beds available for operations.

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in the UK have had IVF treatment in each of the last five years; how many of those treatment was successful; and how many of those people...

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with the Royal College of Nursing and other bodies on the connection between height in men and the prosperity to...

      Irritable Bowel Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people of each (a) age and (b) gender have been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome in each of the last five years.

      Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to incentivise people to be more physically active.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people of each (a) gender and (b) age have been diagnosed with an eating disorder in each of the last five years.

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reverse the rising age-standardised rates of breast cancer.

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with (a) counterparts in the EU and (b) the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the regulation...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) next steps and (b) timescales are for the proposed consultation on social care; and if he will address the needs of carers in that consultation.

      Health Services: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the long-term effect on the training of clinicians of using private sector companies to provide NHS services.

      Pancreatic Cancer: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the change in age-standardised five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer between 1987 and 2017; and if he will make a...

      General Practitioners: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the process is for payment of general practitioners dealing with NHS prescriptions.

      Social Services: Wolverhampton City Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with Wolverhampton City Council on the provision of health and social care.

      Social Services: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the provision of adult social care in Wolverhampton.

      Social Services: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of any funding gap for social care in Wolverhampton in (a) 2017-18, (b) 2018-19, (c) 2019-20 and (d) 2020-21 on the basis of...

      Social Services: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how (a) many delayed transfers of care occurred in Wolverhampton and (b) much Wolverhampton City Council has been fined for those delayed transfers in...

      Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria the Care Quality Commission uses to assess the quality of patient transport.

      Community Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he issues to clinical commissioning groups on the involvement of community transport groups when commissioning services.

      Dental Services: Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) dentists and (b) dental practices there were in (i) West Sussex and (ii) Mid Sussex in each of the last five years for which figures are...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that the forthcoming consultation on adult social care will address the care needs of people aged under 65; and whether...

      Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many vacant job positions there are in Barnsley NHS Trust.

      Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what levels of funding Barnsley NHS Trust currently receives.

      Health Services: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the current NHS Standard Contract prohibits commissioners from setting minimum waiting times; what changes have been made to the rules for...

      NHS: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much NHS trusts and foundation trusts spent on temporary and agency staff in 2016-17 and in each of the previous five years.

      Antibiotics: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the number of deaths caused by antimicrobial resistance in (a) Wales, (b) Scotland and (c) Northern Ireland in...

      Autism: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve NHS timescales for diagnosing children with autism.

      Eating Disorders: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the proportion of people (a) under and (b) over 19 years old with an eating disorder who receive NICE guideline approved...

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department offers or is otherwise publicly available of the (a) availability and (b) proximity of smear testing facilities in hospital...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people diagnosed with an eating disorder in (a) South Tees NHS Trust, (b) the North East and (c) England.

      General Practitioners: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost of training a doctor to GP standard has been to the public purse in each of the last five years.

      Radioisotopes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to ensure no disruption to the movement of radioactive isotopes required for medical supplies after the UK has left the EU;...

  • Department for Transport

    • Low Emission Zones

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in their guidance to local authorities about the setting up of Low Emission Zones, what emphasis is given to reducing pollution per passenger kilometre so that low...

  • Home Office

    • Passports: Biometrics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 14 November (HL2794), whether they will clarify why information relating to failure rates of...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Euratom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to continue to abide by the conditions, obligations, structures and financial commitments of EURATOM membership during any transitional period...

    • Nuclear Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they would be willing to accept the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the EU over civil nuclear co-operation during any transitional period after the...

      Euratom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they would be willing to adhere to any nuclear co-operation agreements between EURATOM and third countries during any transitional period after the UK...

      Euratom: Usa

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have discussed civil nuclear co-operation between EURATOM and the US with the governments of other EU member states.

      Textiles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to make an assessment of the extent to which concerns about unsafe working conditions in the UK textiles industry are preventing the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Sexual Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendations by the Henry Jackson Society to create international legal taskforces to gather evidence on the use of sexual...

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to realise that part of the Balfour Declaration relating to Palestinians that "nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and...

      Israel: Churches

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the Church Lands Bill which is being considered in the Israeli Knesset.

      Israel: Churches

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the Church Lands Bill which is being considered in the Israeli Knesset.

      Yemen: Responsibility to Protect

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is their policy that the principle of the Responsibility to Protect, adopted in the 2005 UN World Summit Outcome Document, should be applied to the...

      Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the recapture of Raqqa on 20 October, what plans they have to assist in the stabilisation of that region through inclusive governance and reconstruction.

  • Attorney General

    • Internet: Suicide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answers by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 7 November and Lord Ashton of Hyde on 6 November (HL Deb, col 1594), what steps they are taking...

  • Department for International Development

    • Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are making use of UN Security Council Resolution 2165 to deliver (1) medical and other aid, and (2) necessary reconstruction goods, to the...

  • Department for Education

    • Wheelchairs: Access

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of buildings owned or managed by service-providers, as defined by section 29(1) of the Equality Act 2010, that are not...

    • Public Sector: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of (1) LGBT people, (2) women, and (3) persons of colour, who have been refused service by service-providers contrary to...

      Shops: Wheelchairs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Jolly on 21 November 2014 (Hl Deb, col 664) that, if “a service-provider fails or refuses to make a reasonable...

      Social Media: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, independently of any input from the main providers of social media, to educate young people on (1) the potential dangers of social...

      Higher Education: Private Sector

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking to provide quality assurance for students studying degree courses at a private college whose degrees are validated by a university.

      Higher Education: Private Sector

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on how many occasions in the last three years the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education has (1) raised concerns, and (2) taken action, regarding private...

      Higher Education: Private Sector

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have in place to ensure that students from disadvantaged backgrounds who attend private colleges receive the best quality of education and support.

      Higher Education: Private Sector

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking to ensure the legitimacy and integrity of student enrolment processes at private colleges.

      Grafton College of Management Sciences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when Grafton College of Management Sciences in London was last inspected; and whether that inspection raised any issues or concerns.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of state-funded schools that had cohorts that were at leat 20 per cent smaller in the January of year 11 than they had been at...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they take to track pupils after they have been "off-rolled" by state-funded schools.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Serco

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to review Serco's involvement, whether or not involving a contract, in the provision of prison, probation and other public...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Children: Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the Institute for Fiscal Studies report, Living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK: 2017–18 to 2021–22, what steps they...

    • Jobcentres: Food Banks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department for Work and Pensions offers any guidance to Jobcentres on whether, and in what circumstances, it is appropriate to signpost or refer their...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Glyphosate

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to review regulations concerning the use of glyphosate products as weed killers, in the light of evidence presented to the United States...

    • Plastic Bags

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of policies designed to reduce the use of plastic bags by retailers and consumers; and what...

      Glyphosate

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether glyphosate will continue to be permitted for agricultural and horticultural use after the UK leaves the EU in March 2019.

      Food: Waste

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to reduce levels of household food waste.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they estimate has been realised since 2010 through the sale of council housing under right to buy; and what was the total of the discounts accorded to...

    • Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many, and what proportion, of affordable homes granted planning permission in each of the last five years have not yet received a completion certificate (1) in...

  • HM Treasury

    • Occupational Pensions: Tax Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are planning to ensure that workers earning below £11,500 a year who are automatically enrolled into Net Pay Schemes are able to obtain the tax...

    • Cryptocurrencies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to examine (1) the regulatory framework for digital currencies, and (2) the policies of the UK banking sector towards the providers of...

      Cryptocurrencies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make running a virtual digital currency exchange a supervised business.

  • Department of Health

    • Internet: Suicide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answers by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 7 November and Lord Ashton of Hyde on 6 November (HL Deb, col 1594), what assessment they have made of...

    • Suicide: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answers by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 7 November and Lord Ashton of Hyde on 6 November (HL Deb, col 1594), what assessment they have made of...

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