Written answers

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he will take to ensure that people paid weekly do not lose universal credit entitlements in months that contain five Fridays.

    • Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to reduce the time unemployed people spend out of work.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to reimburse claimants of Employment and Support Allowance who were subject to payment miscalculations...

      Farms: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps he has taken to promote safety for those who visit, work and live on farms.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many vacancies there were in his Department in each month since January 2015; and if he will make a statement.

  • Home Office

    • Mi5

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much MI5 spent from the public purse on sponsorship of the National Diversity Awards 2017; and how many full-time equivalent MI5 staff...

    • Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Grenfell Tower fire survivors have been granted (a) limited leave to remain in the UK and (b) permanent residence.

      Immigration Controls: Australasia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2017 to Question 8860, whether her Department has discussed with the Australian Government the...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment the Government has made of provision of discretionary leave to remain for survivors of modern slavery identified in the UK.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason her Department has not yet responded to the correspondence from the hon Member for Ross, Skye and Lochaber in relation to Mr...

      Immigrants; English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons independent experts have not been appointed to review Tests of English for International Communication cases.

      Immigrants: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Tests of English for International Communication cases have not yet been received.

      Immigrants: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Test of English for International Communication cases resulted in people being deported.

      Refugees: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the number of disabled refugees who have claimed asylum in the UK in each of the last five years.

      Asylum: Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, will she list how many Darfur asylum seekers have been (a) granted and (b) refused leave to remain for each of the last five years for which...

      Marriage Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many officials in her Departmental are working on (a) administrative, (c) technical and (c) legislative tasks relating proposals to...

      Marriage Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, (a) how many and (b) which computer systems will need to be altered to allow mothers names and details to be given on marriage certificates.

      Marriage Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which acts of Parliament need to be amended in order to allow mothers' names and details to be given on marriage certificates.

      Immigration: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department holds data on biometric resident permit cards that have required revision due to errors in England.

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessments her Department has made of what changes may be required to the process of obtaining British citizenship for those with...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20 November 2017 to Question 113318, whether her Department collected data on the number of people aged 18 to 25...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Magilligan Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether work is continuing on preparations to rebuild HM Prison Magilligan.

    • British Irish Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the operation of the British-Irish Council forum for consultation and co-operation will be in the absence of a Northern Ireland Executive.

  • Department of Health

    • Self-harm and Suicide: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the rates of (a) suicide and (b) self-harm in West Kent Clinical Commissioning Group in each (i) 2005, (ii) 2009, (iii)...

    • Self-harm and Suicide: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the rates of (a) suicide and (b) self-harm for people aged 11 to 18 years old in (i) England and (ii) Kent in (A) 2005, (B)...

      Contraceptives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many training sessions for Long-Acting Reversible Contraception have been provided to General Practitioners in each year since 2009-10.

      Contraceptives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time for appointments for contraceptive advice at sexual and reproductive health services in each local authority was in England...

      Contraceptives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much NHS England provided to GP surgeries to fund contraceptive services in each year since 2009-10; and what the average waiting time to access GP...

      Contraceptives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve co-ordination of local-authority-provided sexual and reproductive health services, clinical commissioning...

      General Practitioners: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made changes to the level of income of GP practices as a result of patients enrolling in the GP at Hand service.

      GP at Hand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of patients have enrolled in the GP at Hand service in the areas that the service has been rolled out.

      General Practitioners: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to provide support to GP practices that are affected by the roll-out of GP at Hand service.

      GP at Hand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how her Department will monitor the (a) quality, (b) cost and (c) effect of the GP at Hand Service.

      Health Services and Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of health and social care integration at a local level.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment the Government has made of the capacity of local authorities to implement the prevention duty under the provisions of the Care Act...

      Grenfell Tower: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has been made of the mental health support needs of survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire; and what additional resources have been...

      Grenfell Tower: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what mental health support and counselling has been (a) offered and (b) provided to emergency workers who were present at the Grenfell Tower fire.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of Project NEPTUNE in prisons.

      Prisoners: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prisoners have been identified as suffering a drug-induced psychosis in prison in each year since 2010.

      Prisoners: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many emergency callouts for prisoners suffering the effects of drug usage there have been (a) in each prison and (b) broken down by primary...

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prisons use the National Early Warning Score to respond to symptoms of new psychoactive substances.

      Health: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what date he expects the National Study of Health and Well-being: Children and Young People to be published.

      Pregnancy: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November 2017 to Question 112698, and with reference to the Answer of 16 January 2017 to Question 60196, whether his...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November to Question 112701, on mental health services: children and young people, whether the money underspent in the...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children in England (a) were referred to CAMHS and (b) completed treatment through CAMHS in each of the last three years.

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children in England have been diagnosed with autism in each of the last three years.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Business: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2017 to Question 107986, whether the Government provides any guidance to local...

    • Lithium: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he will consider the mining of Lithium in Cornwall as part of the industrial strategy.

      Antidumping Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for International Trade and (b) the Chancellor of the...

      Electricity Generation: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much electricity was generated by incineration in (a) 2015 and (b) 2016; and how much CO2 or CO2e, CO2 equivalent,...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy what plans the Government has made on its plans for a UK Shared Prosperity Fund; what the Government's planned timeframe...

      Climate Change Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to continue to participate in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change when the UK...

      Industry: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to paragraph 4.7 of the Autumn Budget 2017, how much of the additional funding in the modern Industrial...

      Productivity: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to paragraph 4.54 of the Autumn Budget 2017, how the Government plans to increase the productivity...

      Foreign Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Government plans to respond to consultation on Property ownership and public contracting by overseas companies...

      Combined Heat and Power: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of gas CHP plant qualifies as Good Quality for the purposes of exemption from business rates.

      Coal: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his policy is on the development of new domestic coal mines and reducing fossil fuel usage; and if he will make a...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Royal Air Force Centre of Aviation Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the (a) location and (b) establishment by rank of the Royal Air Force Centre of Aviation Medicine.

    • Ministry of Defence: Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what security measures his Department has in place relating to the receipt by his Department of incoming post and parcels; and what discussions he has...

      Islamic State: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what measures are in place to determine whether British-born ISIS combatants have surrendered following the fall of Mosul and Raqqa.

      Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether Departmental guidance or regulations stipulate a requirement to take temperature readings using a (a) mobile phone or (b) car thermostat prior...

      Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Departmental guidance allows exercise, training or selection events to take place in high temperatures where a wetbulb globe temperature...

      Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether an exercise, selection or training event would be cancelled in the event that some participants collapsed from heat exhaustion; and if he will...

      Clyde Naval Base

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse of the Government's planned nuclear infrastructure projects at Faslane and Coulport will be.

      Clyde Naval Base

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what projects and programmes he plans to expand nuclear infrastructure at Faslane and Coulport.

      Clyde Naval Base

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether expenditure for planned nuclear infrastructure projects at Faslane and Coulport will be allocated from the budget for Trident.

      Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to publish recent reports of the Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator.

      National Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to publish the findings of the national security capability review.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the (a) safety, (b) affordability and (c) strategic relevance of the trident nuclear weapons system will be considered as part of the national...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to reduce defence expenditure in some areas to pay for the cost of trident replacement.

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members there were of each Regiment of the British Army on 1st November 2017.

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, How many new recruits have joined each regiment of the British Army in 2017.

      Army: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the British Army have left each regiment in 2017.

      Islands: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has received from the Department for International Development for its operation in support of hurricane hit islands in 2017.

      Defence Equipment: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment has his Department made of the potential merits of the use of 3D printing for equipment maintenance for operations.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Department for Communities and Local Government: Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what security measures his Department has in place relating to the receipt by his Department of incoming post and parcels; and...

    • Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his oral contribution of 5 September 2017, Official Report, column 78, what steps his Department has taken to...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many families affected by the Grenfell Tower fire have a key worker; and how many families each such key worker is...

      Housing Estates: Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funds his Department has provided to local authorities and housing associations to support estate regeneration since June 2017.

      Fireworks: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on the number of (a) people and (b) animals injured in incidents involving fireworks...

      Religious Hatred: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the potential implications for his policies of the Tell MAMA Annual Report for 2016 on...

      Local Government: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of local authority cash spend in England on (a) general goods and services, (b) social care and (c)...

  • HM Treasury

    • Treasury: Postal Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what security measures his Department has in place relating to the receipt by his Department of incoming post and parcels; and what discussions he has had...

    • Roadchef: Employee Benefit Trusts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received on repayment of monies held by HM Revenue and Customs to the Roadchef Employees Benefit Trust.

      Employee Benefit Trusts: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will review the regulation of employee benefit trusts with reference to representations made on behalf of the Roadchef Employees Benefit Trust.

      Tax Collection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will issue guidance to HM Revenue and Customs on unjust enrichment as a result of the case of the Roadchef Employees Benefit Trust.

      Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people who pay higher-rate income tax in the last five years.

      Emergency Services: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many meetings he has had with the hon. Member for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock to discuss a VAT exemption for police and fires services in Scotland; and...

      Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 3.5 of the Autumn Budget 2017, what estimate he has made of the number of taxpayers in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South...

      Research and Development Expenditure Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 3.26 of the Autumn Budget 2017, what estimate the Government has made of the number of businesses that will benefit from the...

      Financial Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to promote the UK as a global financial centre?

      Financial Services: EU Law

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the extent to which the UK will be able to influence detailed regulation being developed from the Markets in Financial...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people eligible for tax-free childcare earn (a) less than £10,000, (b) £10,001 to £19,999, (c) £20,000 to £29,999, (d)...

      Unionlearn

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to Autumn Budget 2017, paragraph 4.23, how much financial support will be provided to Unionlearn in the next two years.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 20 November to Question 113353, whether there has been no change in the number of tax-free childcare accounts since 16 October 2017.

      Job Creation

      What progress is being made on creating jobs and reducing unemployment.

      Universal Credit

      What discussions he has had with Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the potential effect of the roll-out of universal credit on levels of household income?

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department is taking to increase trade and investment relationships with Sri Lanka.

    • Higher Education: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what target her Department has set for the level of higher education exports in the next five years; and what steps her Department plans to...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what representations he has received from which countries on their seeking future trade deals with the UK.

      Department for International Trade: Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what security measures his Department has in place relating to the receipt by his Department of incoming post and parcels; and what...

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will impose a ban on the export of arms to Saudi Arabia.

      USA: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the value of (a) imports from and (b) exports to the US was for each region and nation of the UK in each of the last 30 years for which...

      Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, for what reason the figures in the Red Book, published on 22 November show growth in exports of goods and services in the UK falling from...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade pursuant to his Oral Answer of 23 November 2017, what the timetable is for the agreement of each of the trade agreements to be rolled over...

      Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Oral Answer on 23 November 2017, how much funding from UK Export Finance has been spent on (a) supporting UK businesses and...

      Department for International Trade: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she plans to upgrade the Department’s website to attract more foreign investment.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimates his Department has made of changes in staff levels needed to negotiate trade deals after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Females: Voting Rights

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the criteria for application for the £3.8 million for local and community projects within the centenary fund are and how people can apply...

    • Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, on what date the the GEO informed the Prime Minister's Office that the Equality and Human Rights Commission intended to abolish the position of...

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to extend the compensation package to rail season ticket holders for delays of under 30 minutes.

    • Transport: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the planned criteria are for the allocation of the £1.7bn Transforming Cities Fund to improve transport connectivity.

      Department for Transport: Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what security measures his Department has in place relating to the receipt by his Department of incoming post and parcels; and what discussions he has...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to incentivise manufacturers to produce more affordable electric cars.

      Electric Vehicles: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the provision of suitably located charging points in remote and rural areas.

      Electric Vehicles: Wales

      What assessment he has made of the adequacy of rapid charging point provision on the strategic road network in Wales.

      Transport: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what criteria his Department will use to assess transport strategies proposed by Transport for the North.

      Volkswagen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made in expediting compensation to vehicle owners affected by the Volkswagen emissions scandal since the debate in Westminster...

      Railways: Leigh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment​ his Department has made of the potential costs and benefits of installing a rail line and station to the town of Leigh.

      Taxis: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of designating private hire drivers as Disclosure and Barring Service regulated professionals.

      Taxis: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that licensing authorities (a) introduce disability equality training and (b) publicise the 2010 Best...

      Railways: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the 26-30 year old travel discount scheme is mandatory for all Train Operating Companies.

      Railways: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to ensure that Orsdall Chord of the Great North Rail Project delivers full capacity at (a) Manchester Piccadilly and (b) Manchester...

      Transport: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the ability of (a) Carillion and (b) Babcock to fulfil their contractual obligations in the transport sector.

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost of the roll-out of smart ticketing and what the timetable is for that roll-out across the UK.

      Railways: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve access to mobile phone networks on trains.

      Railways: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to paragraph 4.46 of the Autumn Budget 2017, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people aged 26 to 30 who will...

      Department of Transport: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many vacancies there were in his Department in each month since January 2015; and if he will make a statement.

      Department for Transport: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 21 November to Question 112580, how many staff are employed in the Regional Transport Strategies Directorate and in which...

      Thameslink Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, assessment he has made of (a) the value for money delivered by and (b) benefit:cost ratio of the Thameslink upgrade programme.

      Thameslink Railway Line: Timetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, (a) what planning his department has undertaken to assess the impact of timetable changes to Thameslink services and (b) what risk assessment has been...

      Thameslink Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timescale is to introduce (a) stabling for new Thameslink trains and (b) new accommodation for Thameslink drivers.

      Thameslink Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many times the Thameslink Programme Industry Readiness Board has met since it was established in 2016, and if he will publish the minutes of the...

      Uber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many meetings have taken place between Uber and (a) Ministers and (b) Officials of his Department in each year since May 2010.

      Uber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of Uber's fitness to operate in the UK.

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 14 November to Question 111721, whether the bi-mode trains commissioned for the services referred to (a) will or (b) will...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November to Question 111766, whether the (a) bi-mode Intercity Express trains on Great Western and (b) Class 319 flex...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • India: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he plans to make an assessment of the adequacy of consular support provided to British nationals in Indian prisons.

    • Israel: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has plans to encourage the Israeli Government to engage with the United Nations Human Rights Council Universal...

      Tajikistan: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterpart in Tajikistan on reports that authorities in that country have drawn up...

      Tajikistan: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the ability of LGBTQ support organisations to operate freely in Tajikistan.

      Poland: Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will assess the diplomatic implications of reports of anti-Semitic, Islamophobic, racist and anti-refugee hate speech...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what security measures his Department has in place relating to the receipt by his Department of incoming post and parcels; and...

      Russia: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in Russia on the rights of LGBT people in (a) Chechnya and (b) Russia and if...

      Palestinians: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the humanitarian needs of Palestiinian detainees in Israeli prisons.

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November 2017 to Question 111541, on companies: ownership what access the Government has to...

      Zimbabwe: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent estimate has made of the number of British citizens living in Zimbabwe.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many losses and special payments have been made by his Department in the 2017-18 financial year to date; and what the value...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in Myanmar counterparts on the Bangladesh-Myanmar deal to return Rohingya...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, what discussions he has had with his Bangladeshi counterparts on the Bangladesh-Myanmar agreement to return Rohingya Muslims...

      Turkey: Politics and Government

      To the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will condemn the Turkish Government for imprisoning almost 100 elected representatives and more than 5,000 activists from the...

      Syria: Kurds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he plans to take help ensure that Kurdish authorities in northern Syria can participate in future peace talks.

      Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with organisations that promote press freedom in the last 12 months

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to secure humanitarian access to northern Rakhine in Burma.

      Burma: United Nations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support the United Nations fact-finding mission in Rakhine State, Burma.

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support the documentation and investigation of sexual violence against Rohingya women...

  • Department for International Development

    • Pakistan: Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the potential effectiveness of using UK aid to Pakistan as leverage with which to engage the Government...

    • Swaziland: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much aid she has provided to Swaziland since her Department was established.

      Developing Countries: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has (a) recently had and (b) plans to have with her international counterparts on the percentage of gross...

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure there are confidential spaces for Rohingya women and children refugees to report...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to encourage coordination between the International Organisation for Migration, the UN and foreign...

      Department for International Development: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of changes in staff numbers at each grade and salary band which will be needed in her Department after the...

  • Department for Education

    • Supply Teachers: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the proportion of the schools budget spent on supply teachers in (a) Redcar and Cleveland local authority area (b) the...

    • Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of parliamentary constituencies in England that have no further education institution that provides A-Levels.

      Pupils: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 8 November 2017 to Question 110581, on pupils health, what assessment she has made of the ability of schools to (a) prepare...

      Department for Education: Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what security measures her Department has in place relating to the receipt by her Department of incoming post and parcels; and what discussions she...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students aged 24 or over will have their funding delivered via a devolved budget in 2019-20.

      Adult Education: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many adult students have received their digital entitlement since it was announced in 2016.

      Adult Education: Student Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students aged 24 and over have completed an (a) adult literacy, (b) adult numeracy, (c) GCSE and (d) functional skills course in each year...

      Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many general further education colleges sub-contract their adult education budget; and how many adult students have been educated in this way in...

      Adult Education: Basic Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to protect the rights of adults with poor literacy and numeracy skills to the national entitlement after the devolution of...

      Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of (a) the number of general further education colleges that offered evening and weekend course for adult learners and (b)...

      Schools: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the net change in funding will be for schools in Sheffield under the new funding formula in the next 12 months.

      Adult Education: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will set out approved digital qualifications for adult learners and the examination bodies that offer them.

      Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will provide (a) breakdown of forecast expenditure of the proceeds of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy for (i) 2017-18, (ii) 2018-19 and (iii)...

      Music: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether students taking music as a GCSE subject perform better overall in the Progress 8 measure.

      ICT: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to paragraph 4.25 of Autumn Budget 2017, how much of the £84million allocated to upskill computer science teachers will be spent...

      Steve Lamey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answers of 21 November to Questions 113368, 113370 and 113371, for what reasons those answers did not refer to discussions with (a)...

      Teachers: ICT and Mathematics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Autumn Budget 2017, table 2.1, line 32, how much of the (a) £30 million in 2018-19 and (b) £50 million in 2019-20 will...

      Teachers: Mathematics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Treasury Department's press release of 21 November 2017 entitled Britain to benefit from multi-million pound investment in...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether a local authority has the power to (a) withdraw or (b) threaten to withdraw funding for 30 hours free childcare if it believes that charges...

      Pre-school Education: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason there is only one PVI representative on the Childcare and Education Panel recruited to scrutinise the Level 3 apprenticeship standard;...

      Unionlearn: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to paragraph 4.23 of Autumn Budget 2017, how much her Department will provide to Unionlearn in each of the next two years.

      Pre-school Education: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many early years apprenticeships have been started in each of the last three years; and what proportion of those apprentices were employed in PVI...

      Child Minding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to increase the number of childminders.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Wild Boar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to reduce the number of wild boar to protect their habitat.

    • Packaging: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues and others on encouraging supermarkets to make more packaging...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to encourage more people to recycle.

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken to ensure that water companies invest in flood mitigation.

      Flood Control: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the Government has invested in Cumbria to reduce the risk of flooding downstream of reservoirs in each of the last...

      Agriculture: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on agricultural exports of there being no deal between the UK and the EU.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to change the number of active clean air monitoring sites.

      School Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to begin discussions on a new domestic school milk subsidy programme to replace the current EU Scheme.

      Animal Products: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2016 to Question 40644, what progress his Department has made on implementing the ban on...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2017 to Question 110712, on EU law, what representations he has received from businesses on...

    • EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what the legal status of retained EU law under the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill will be; and whether it will be liable to...

      Charter of Fundamental Rights (EU)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if his Department will publish a memorandum setting out what rights contained in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights the UK will...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what security measures his Department has in place relating to the receipt by his Department of incoming post and parcels; and what...

  • Attorney General

    • Domestic Violence: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, how many charges the Crown Prosecution Service has brought against people under section 76 of the Serious Crime Act 2015 for alleged controlling or coercive behaviour...

  • Wales Office

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what meetings he has had with farmers’ unions and representatives of rural communities on replacing common agricultural policy subsidies to UK farmers.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions his Department has had with prison governors about the use of talking therapies to help prisoners with drug dependency.

    • Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the implementation of a smoking ban on narcotics use in prisons.

      Magistrates' Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reasons his Department uses the Witness Service to supply drinking water to victims at magistrates courts.

      Ministry of Justice: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department has spent on (a) phones, (b) computers and (c) iPads in each of the last three years.

      Prisons: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison disturbances have been linked to the ban on tobacco use on the prison estate in each prison facility since that ban was implemented.

      Prisons: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department received representations from the Prison Governors Association on the banning of the use of tobacco on the prison estate; and if...

      Prisons: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department received representations from Action on Smoking and Health on the banning of the use of tobacco on the prison estate; and if he...

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the level of use of synthetic drugs in prisons in each of the the last three years.

      Convictions: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) Romanian, (b) Bulgarian, (c) Polish and (d) Croatian nationals were convicted of offences in the UK in each of the last 3 years.

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to publish the results of the Government's review of the latest draft clauses on the discount rate reforms.

      Oakhill Secure Training Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to further review the performance and management of Oakhill training centre following the recent Ofsted inspection report.

      Offenders: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to implement the recommendations of the HM Inspectorate of Probation and HM Inspectorate of Prisons report Through the Gate...

      Berwyn Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many incidents of seizures of drugs at HM Prison Berwyn have been recorded since that prison opened in Spring 2017.

      Berwyn Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many incidents of assault on prison staff have been recorded as crimes at HM Prison Berwyn since that prison opened in Spring 2017.

      Berwyn Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions ambulances have been called to HM Prison Berwyn since that prison opened in Spring 2017.

      Berwyn Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service has been called to HM Prison Berwyn since that prison opened in Spring 2017.

      Berwyn Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners from HM Prison Berwyn have attended accident and emergency departments at local district general hospitals since that prison opened...

      Prisoners' Transfers: Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were transferred from a male to a female prison after reassigning their gender in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) 2017, and how many of those...

      Ministry of Justice: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many vacancies there were in his Department in each month since January 2015; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisoners: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September to question 9658, on prison: suicides, how many prisoners have died by suicide in each prison in England in each...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Intelligence and Security Committee

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he expects the Intelligence Security Committee for the current Parliament to be formally reconstituted; and if he will make a statement.

    • Members: Email

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether electronic communications from hon. Members to Ministers are passed through any third parties before they reach their recipient.

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what products have been sold through Common Technology Services; to which Departments those products have been sold; and what the value is of each such...

      Electoral Register: Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of setting up an online service for voters to check whether they are already registered...

      Ministers: Autobiography

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what records his Department holds on the use of the Radcliffe exclusion rule recommended by the Radcliffe Committee of Enquiry into Civil Service...

      Government Departments: Telephone Services

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure that third-party telephone providers do not have access to Government helplines; and if he will make a statement.

      Cabinet Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to respond to Question 108821, tabled on 19 October 2017 by the hon. Member for Ellesmere Port and Neston.

      Electoral Register: Disability

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of (a) joining up existing disability registers with the electoral register and (b)...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of eligible people not on the electoral register for the last five general elections in (a) the UK and (b)...

      Cabinet Office: Telephone Services

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, 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...

      Government Departments: Telephone Services

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department's 2013 guidance that ordered Departments to stop using higher-rate telephone lines for key services was ever revoked or updated.

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if the Government will implement a moratorium on those companies which are being investigated as a result of the Paradise Papers being awarded public...

      Government Departments: Grants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the Government Grant Information Service will standardise its use of the 360Giving format across all Government departments.

      Prime Minister: Italy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to the public purse was of translating and promoting the Prime Minister's speech in Florence on 22 September 2017 in (a) English, (b)...

      Cabinet Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to answer Question 109638, tabled on 25 October 2017.

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which local authorities expressed interest in conducting a voter ID pilot in polling stations for the May 2018 local elections but subsequently decided...

      Electoral Register: North West

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many more people were registered to vote as of 1 November 2017 than was the case at the time of the publication of the official 2015 electoral...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of adults not registered to vote in each year from 2010 to date.

      Technology

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) effect, (b) uptake and (c) observance of Government non-statutory guidance in the IT, technology and...

      Deloitte

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 14 November 2017 to Question 111537, on Deloitte, on how many occasions Deloitte reported to Government significant cyber...

      Government Chief Scientific Adviser: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many candidates were considered for the position of Chief Scientific Adviser.

      Government Departments: Contracts for Services

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what guidance his Department issues on the contractual obligations of private companies delivering Government services and the complaints procedures...

      Government Departments: Equality

      To ask the Minister of State for the Cabinet Office, what form of technical capacity the Government plans to provide to each relevant department to enable it to implement Sustainable Development...

      Domestic Violence Protection Orders

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many Domestic Violence Protection Orders have been (a) applied for and (b) granted in the latest year for which information is available, broken...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent steps his Department has taken to encourage third sector organisations to help increase the level of electoral registration.

      Electoral Register: Databases

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which (a) national and (b) local authority databases may be interrogated by electoral registration officers.

      Cervical Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Cabinet Office, what change there has been in the number of deaths caused by cervical cancer in England in the last five years, broken down by age group;...

      Average Earnings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average income was for an (a) public and (b) private sector employee for each income decile in each of the last thirty years; and if he will...

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the effect of the provisions of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 set at in Procurement Policy Note 04/15 on...

      Government Departments: Business Plans

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what guidance he gives to government departments on the (a) timetable for publication of their Single Departmental Plans and (b) extent of content...

      Public Sector: Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans his Department has to record centrally the number of cyber attacks on public services.

      Low Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the change has been in the number of people employed full-time and earning less than £11,000 per annum from January (a) 2012 to (b) 2017.

      Carillion

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether a Crown Representative has been assigned to Carillion.

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to Answer of 14 November 2017 to Question 111108 on Department for Exiting the European Union: Staff, what estimate he has made of the number...

      Emigration: Zimbabwe

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent estimate his Department has made of the size of the Zimbabwean diaspora in the UK.

      Carillion

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what risk was identified during the procurement process that identified Carillion as a service delivery contractor to (a) the operation of public...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of the Government's direct cash spend in England on (a) general goods and services, (b) social care and (c) construction works was won...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if his Department will require investigation into allegations of cover-up as part of the inquiry into contaminated blood.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Staff

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what steps the Commission is taking to improve the (a) physical and (b) mental well-being...

  • Department for Transport

    • Invalid Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 9 October (HL1367), what rules govern the acquisition and use of mobility scooters.

    • Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the funding they provide to Highways England is invested in improving local roads, and what is their assessment of the importance of those...

  • Home Office

    • Firearms: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many European Firearms Passes were issued to firearms certificate holders in 2016.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Regulatory Policy Committee

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the Grenfell Tower fire, what consideration they have given to increasing the scope of the Regulatory Policy Committee so that it can rate impact...

    • Business: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which body will be appointed as the Independent Verification Body, in accordance with section 25 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015.

      Business: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what approach they will take to deliver better regulation during the current Parliament.

      Small Businesses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with representatives of small businesses to understand their needs and concerns regarding the impact of the UK's exit from the EU.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Venezuela: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, published on 7 November, that the National Assembly of Venezuela is the only body...

    • Venezuela: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent representations they have made to the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela regarding (1) respecting the constitutional order in...

      Syria: Kurds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to enable Kurdish representation as part of the Syrian peace process negotiations.

      Turkey: Kurds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what diplomatic, military, and humanitarian training and support they have provided to the Turkish Kurds in the last two years.

      Iraq: Kurds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what diplomatic, military, and humanitarian training and support they have provided to the Iraqi Kurds in the last two years.

      Syria: Kurds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what diplomatic, military, and humanitarian training and support they have provided to the Syrian Kurds in the last two years.

      Turkey: Travel Information

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the last review of Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice to south east Turkey was undertaken, specifically with reference to (1)...

      Philippines: Administration of Justice

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made representations to the government of the Philippines regarding the systematic practice of extra-judicial killings of suspected drug dealers...

      Turkey: LGBT People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Turkey about the trial of LGBT pride marchers taking place on 16 November at Istanbul...

  • Department for International Development

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current humanitarian situation in Yemen in relation to the military action taken by the government of Saudi Arabia.

    • Developing Countries: Leprosy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following comments by Lord Bates on 3 April (HL Deb, cols 914–34) that they are committed to tackling neglected tropical diseases, why leprosy has not...

      Developing Countries: Leprosy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people worldwide were diagnosed with leprosy in the last year for which figures are available;  how many of those affected were children; in how many...

      Developing Countries: Leprosy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their approach to tackling leprosy; what mapping of leprosy hotspots they have made to ensure targeted interventions; whether they have supported any new...

      Developing Countries: Leprosy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, to combat leprosy, the Department for International Development has supported the use of (1) contact tracing, (2) chemoprophylaxis, (3) improvements...

      Turkey: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what aid has been given to (1) NGOs, and (2) the government of Turkey, to support Syrian and Iraqi refugees in (a) Turkish refugee camps, and (b) communities...

      Turkey: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their most recent estimate of the number of Syrian refugees in Turkey (1) in refugee camps, and (2) outside refugee camps.

      Developing Countries: Malaria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding they have committed to (1) bilateral assistance, (2) multilateral organisations, and (3) research and development, in relation to malaria, in each...

      Iran: Earthquakes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what humanitarian assistance they have offered to the Iranian authorities following the earthquake in Kermanshah on 12 November.

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Average Earnings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the average salary for (1) head teachers, and (2) other teaching staff, in (a) private schools, (b) academies, and (c) local education...

    • Digital Technology: Primary Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what provision they have made for the teaching of digital skills and understanding at Key Stage 1; what assessment they have made of that provision; and whether...

      Digital Technology: Further Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what provision they have made for the teaching of digital skills and understanding in post-16 education; what assessment they have made of that provision; and...

      Migrant Workers: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to use the money raised from the Immigration Skills Charge.

      Disabled Students' Allowances: Dyslexia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 13 November (HL Deb, cols 1799–1800), whether they have any plans to review the current assessment...

      Children in Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve the stability of care placements and education provision for children in care.

      Social Services: Children and Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendations in the report by the Local Government Association, Bright Futures—getting the best for children, young...

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the Prime Minister’s comments at the PinkNews Awards on 18 October, what steps they are taking to ensure that “LGBT issues are...

      ICT: Pre-school Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what provision they have made for the teaching of digital skills and understanding at Early Years Foundation Stage; what assessment they have made of that...

      ICT: Further Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what provision they have made for the teaching of computer science, with particular regard to artificial intelligence, in post-16 education; what assessment they...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • HMS Ocean

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to review the sale of HMS Ocean, in the light of that ship's role in providing support to the Overseas Territories hit by hurricanes this summer.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide employers with information and advice on how to support their disabled employees.

    • Employment: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report Let's Talk, published by Scope; and how they intend to respond to its recommendations,

      Welfare State: Reform

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what equality impact assessments were made before the introduction of each welfare benefits change during the past seven years; and what potential adverse impacts...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they have issued to planning authorities concerning the inclusion in permissions for housing schemes of a clause or clauses regarding the priority to...

    • Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many viability assessments in (1) 2015, (2) 2016, and (3) 2017, have led to affordable housing requirements attached to planning conditions being reduced on appeal.

      Private Rented Housing: Electrical Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to improve electrical safety in the private rented sector.

  • HM Treasury

    • Tobacco: EU Action

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they support the most recent EU Commission proposals for a pan-European tobacco track-and-trace scheme.

    • EU Budget: Contributions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total of the contributions that the UK made to the EU and its predecessors in each of the last 30 years, broken down by year; and what those totals...

      Cryptocurrencies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to bring forward proposals to bring digital currency exchanges under money laundering regulations.

      Cryptocurrencies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to reform capital gains taxation for the digital currency sector.

      Cryptocurrencies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to allow UK taxpayers to pay their taxes in digital currency.

      I Want Tickets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the Paradise Papers reveal that the company I Want Ticket Inc was structured to avoid paying UK tax on ticket sales.

      Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to change the tax treatment accorded to contributions made to (1) ISAs, (2) Venture Capital Trusts, and (3) Enterprise Investment Schemes.

      EU Budget: Contributions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the total net contribution of the UK to EU expenditure for the past 20 years, expressed in 2017 prices.

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