Written answers

Monday, 4 December 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to introduce legislation relating to vehicles parked on pavements.

    • M11: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many fatal accidents occurred on the M11 motorway section in the Harlow constituency in each year since 2010.

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what further steps are being taken to assist employers in encouraging employees to cycle to work.

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what cost-benefit analysis his Department carried out on the measures to restrict pavement parking in the Pavement Parking Bill 2015.

      Taxis: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) disabled adult passengers, (b) adult passengers and (c) adult passengers with mental health conditions...

      Taxis: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate the Government has made of the number of PHV passengers outside of London in 2015 who were (a) over 75 years old, (b) between 60 and 75...

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to revise and reissue the national guidance document entitled Cycle infrastructure design (LTN 2/08).

      Great Western Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the reasons are for his decision to (a) award a 12 month franchise extension and (b) offer a potential two year additional direct award to GWR.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • High Rise Flats: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of sprinklers in improving fire safety in tower blocks; and what steps he is...

    • Planning Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if his Department will consider the findings of the Place Alliance survey Design Skills in English Planning Authorities; and if...

      Housing: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of the £28 million announced in the Autumn Budget for housing first pilot schemes will be allocated to (a)...

      Local Government: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Statement of 7 November 2017, HCWS232 on local government improvement, if he will place in the...

      Local Government: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Written Statement of 7 November 2017, HCWS232, on local government improvement, what further steps are needed...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Space Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November 2017 to Question 111366, what representations the Department has received from...

    • Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reasons the amount of renewable energy generated in the UK in 2016 was lower than that produced in 2015.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he expects the amount of renewable energy generated in 2017 to be greater than that produced in 2016.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to increase production of renewable energy.

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many school and community energy solar PV installations were commissioned between (a) 1 October 2015 and 30...

      Fracking: Ryedale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2017 to Question 113658, if he will make it his policy not to grant hydraulic...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government plans to continue cooperation with the EU 2030 Climate and Energy Framework after the UK has...

      Nuclear Power: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of people employed in the nuclear industry in each year since 2010; and what...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress his Department is making on increasing the number of homes to be classified as EPC Band C by 2035.

      Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to his oral contribution of 27 November 2017, Official Report, column 45, what specific financial incentives...

      Drugs: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people in Garston and Halewood constituency are employed in the pharmaceutical industry.

      Construction: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of recent trends in the level of late payments for construction...

      Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, who was present at the oil and gas investor roundtable attended by the then Secretary of State for Energy and Climate...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department has taken to invest in 100 per cent clean energy.

      Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with local government representatives on his decision to give Local Economic Partnerships...

      Independent Industrial Strategy Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that the proposed Industrial Strategy Council will be (a) independent of Government...

      Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish a timetable for the publication of the additional sector deals referenced in the Industrial Strategy.

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many Local Enterprise Partnerships' local energy strategies funded by his Department have evaluated the potential...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his Department's policy is on supporting solar power.

      Products: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much has been spent from the public purse on (a) central and (b) local government funding for product safety in the...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the oral contribution of the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union to the House of Lords...

      Zero Hours Contracts: Unfair Dismissal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to extend the employment rights of workers on zero hour contracts to cover unfair dismissal.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Legatum Institute

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what meetings that Ministers of his Department have had with representatives of the Legatum Institute in the last 12 months.

      Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish the (a) business case and (b) funding details for wave 2 projects funded through the...

      Small Businesses: Productivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timetable is for publication of his review into improving the productivity and growth of small and...

      Regulation: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which UK regulators will be eligible to receive funding from the proposed Regulators' Pioneer Fund.

      Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what involvement local authorities will have in the development and delivery of the Local Industrial Strategies...

      Groceries Code Adjudicator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 27 November 2017 to Question 115216, what changes he proposes to implement for the operation...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the (a) number of officials to be employed by his Department and (b) his Department's...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the recommendations and conclusions of the report of the...

    • Palestinians: Conjoined Twins

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to assist conjoined twins born to Palestinian parents at the Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza to access...

      Montserrat: Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he expects Montserrat’s public register of beneficial ownership to be published; and what support in publishing that...

      Anguilla: Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects Anguilla’s register of beneficial ownership to be published; for what reasons publication has been...

      Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether any UK personnel, intelligence, or assets including British bases were used in any US lethal action in (a) Yemen, (b)...

      Israel: West Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Israel on the proposed Jerusalem and its Daughters bill which seeks to...

      Syria: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received on Turkey's involvement in the funding of Salafist anti-government forces in Syria.

      EU Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish the working groups associated with the development of a EU Permanent Structured Cooperation and the number...

      USA: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, what discussions he has had with his US counterpart on reports that the US Government is replacing its Presidential Policy Guidance with...

      Turkey: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of trends in the maintenance of rights of LGBTQ people in Turkey.

      Cote d'Ivoire: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the trafficking of citizens from Ivory Coast.

      Cote d'Ivoire: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to monitor the political situation in the Ivory Coast?

      Iran: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Iranian counterpart on the suppression and imprisonment of Baha’i people in...

      Nigeria: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Nigerian counterpart on the murder of nine Christians in Central Plateau State in...

      Mediterranean Sea: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have tried to make the sea crossing between North Africa and Europe in...

      Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Government of (a) Bangladesh and (b) Myanmar to encourage those states to sign the 1954...

      Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Government of (a) Bangladesh and (b) Myanmar to encourage those states to sign the 1951...

      USA: State Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the retweet of 29 November 2017 from the @realDonaldTrump twitter account of the tweet from the @JaydaBF...

      Crimea: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Russian counterparts on the detention of Tatars involved in human rights works in Crimea.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Small Businesses: Perishable Goods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps his Department is taking to support small businesses that export time-sensitive perishable goods (a) before and (b) after...

    • European Food Safety Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what the UK’s relationship with the EU Food Safety Authority will be after the UK has left the European Union.

      Brexit: Impact Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Oral Statement of 28 November 2017, Official Report, column 161, on leaving the EU: sectoral impact assessments, how...

  • Department for International Development

    • Middle East: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary for International Development, what support her Department has provided to Iran and Iraq since the recent earthquake on the border of Iran and Iraq.

    • Democratic Republic of Congo: Famine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department is providing additional funds to protect children from famine in the Kasaï region, Democratic Republic of...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Famine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions her Department has had with representatives of the African Union, EU and UN on responding to the famine in the...

      Côte d'Ivoire: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of UK foreign aid goes to Ivory Coast; and what assessment she has made of the effect of that aid.

      Global Partnership for Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the UK's role in the Global Partnership for Education; and what steps she is...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2017 to Question 115311, whether the UK Government has policies and procedures in place to...

      Department for International Development: Legatum Institute

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what meetings Ministers of her Department have had with representatives of the Legatum Institute in the last 12 months.

      Gaza: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department has spent on humanitarian aid to the Gaza strip in each of the last five years.

      Gaza: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs humanitarian funding appeal...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Sevenoaks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her assessment is of the adequacy of the funding delivered by the new funding formula for Amherst School, Seal Primary School, Weald Primary...

    • Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what (a) financial and (b) other support her Department provides to schools that do not fill pupil spaces in (i) England and (ii) Kent.

      Church Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the Government plans to introduce legislative proposals to remove the 50 per cent cap for Catholic schools.

      Class Sizes: Coventry South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of average class sizes in Coventry South constituency in each of the last five years.

      Teachers: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of students who have undergone teacher training have still been teaching by the start of the second year of their...

      Migrant Workers: Fees and charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of the immigration skills charge on the creative industries.

      Schools: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much public funding has been spent on the schools efficiency taskforce; how many people that taskforce employs; how many schools that taskforce...

      Pre-school Education: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department has a strategy to increase the proportion of male employees in the early years sector.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which academies in England are currently awaiting a transfer to another trust.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the longest period is that an academy has waited for a transfer to another trust since 2010.

      Pre-school Education: Average Earnings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the average pay in early years settings on their ability to fill vacancies; and if she will make a statement.

      Pre-school Education: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer on 28 November 2017 to Question 115556, Pre-school education: apprentices, how many and what proportion of apprenticeship...

      Child Minding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2017 to Question 115567 on child minding what proportion of local authorities are paying providers on a monthly...

      Mathematics: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to paragraph 4.24 of the Autumn Budget 2017, how many pupils she estimates will study Maths, Further Maths or Core Maths as a...

      Schools: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to paragraph 6.27 of the Autumn Budget 2017, what plans she has to apply the revised public sector pay policy to school support staff...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Bedford Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners were subject to adjudications in HMP Bedford in 2016, and of those prisoners how many were Muslim, and what the breakdown was by...

    • Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many reports of suspected fraud have been made to the Legal Aid Agency in each year since 2013.

      Violent and Sex Offender Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he expects the owners of the multi-agency public protection guidance to remove references to the UK Border Agency.

      Offenders: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress he is making on the development of the Government’s strategy for women offenders and what gaps he has identified in the provision of...

      Prisons: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans his Department has to build a women’s prison in Wales.

      Crime: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many victims of crime in Essex have received the proceeds of compensation orders issued against offenders in each of the last five years.

      Prisoners: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders in the prison estate come from each of the three most represented overseas countries.

      Prisoners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of female prisoners.

      Rape: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to reduce the time taken to access rape crisis centres in (a) the West Midlands and (b) Coventry.

      Children: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many incidents of restraint against children in young offenders institutions there have been in each of the last three years, broken down by the...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners imprisoned for public protection remain imprisioned; and if will he make a statement.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many successful prosecutions have been made for the illegal usage of drones in each of the last 12 months.

  • Leader of the House

    • Leader of the House: Staff

      To ask the Leader of the House, how many people in her Office with responsibility for social media are employed on an (a) full and (b) part-time basis.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Bereavement Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 17 November to Question 111719 on Armed Forces: Bereavement Counselling, (a) when the eight members attended the Visiting...

    • EU Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what UK obligations arise as a result of being party to the EU Coordinated Annual Review on Defence.

      European Defence Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for future association with the European Defence Agency; and if he will make a statement.

      EU Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which programmes conceptualised at European Defence Agency level have subsequently been transferred to non-EU intergovernmental procurement and research...

      Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a list of bilateral and multilateral defence agreements excluding those with NATO and the EU.

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) officers and (b) soldiers there were in the British Army in each year since 2000.

      NATO: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on participation in the NATO pooled assets programmes, with reference to the multi-role tanker transport fleet; and if he will make a...

      EU Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the UK programmes providing support for the development of the European Defence Technology Industrial Base.

      EU Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on developing a common strategy for the emerging common EU market in defence.

      USA: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2017 to Question 106342, which policy or policies govern UK sharing of intelligence with the US for use in US drone...

      EU Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on participation in the rationalisation of EU defence industries on the basis of national specialisation; and if he will make a statement.

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will bring forward the Power Improvement Package for the Type 45 Destroyer to 2018.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what advice his Department provides to businesses on access to EU funds for defence procurement and research and development after the UK leaves the EU.

      Warships: Gulf States

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which Royal Naval Ships he plans to deploy to the Gulf to replace HMS Diamond.

      European Defence Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for UK participation in the European Defence Research Programme.

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of likely changes to the Type 45 programme for the fitting of the MK 41 Vertical Launch Cells.

      Defence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what extra liabilities arise for the UK from the funding linkage between the European Investment Bank and European Defence Fund programmes.

      Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the priority tasks are which he has set for the Royal Navy.

      Defence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the UK share is of European Investment Bank funding of European Defence Fund programmes.

      Armed Forces: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to ensure that the preferred bidder for the general service respirator provides assurance of the quality of the (a)...

      EU Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the UK share is of the EU Cooperative Financial Mechanism.

      Defence: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in which common defence assets held on the EU register of assets the UK has a share.

      Armed Forces: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, where under the plans of the preferred bidder for the General Service Respirator In Service Support contract will the filters for that respirator be...

      EU Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on participation in the European Defence Industrial Development Programme after the UK has left the EU and if he will make a Statement.

      Armed Forces: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the additional cost to the public purse of his Department's managing both the current General Service Respirator In Service...

      EU Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the UK's planned financial contribution is to the Military Planning and Conduct Capability.

      Armed Forces: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, where under the General Service Respirator In Service Support contract will liability fall in the case of hybrid masks where the mask is made by one...

      Northern Ireland Universities Air Squadron

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Northern Ireland University Air Squadron will reach its capacity of planned student places.

      Defence Vetting Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many investigations have been carried out by National Security Vetting in each of the last ten years; and how many of those investigations resulted...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to assess the suitability of UK suppliers during the procurement competition for the Mechanised Infantry Vehicle Programme.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what funding his Department has allocated to the Mechanised Infantry Vehicle programme.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on funding for the Mechanised Infantry Vehicle programme.

      Minsitry of Defence: Disclosure of information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department takes to ensure that it (a) seeks the permission of and (b) notifies in advance bereaved families who are named in its reports.

      Minsitry of Defence: Disclosure of information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will take steps to postpone the publication of the report of the non-statutory inquiry established to investigate the notification and after-care...

      Armed Forces: Compentation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons his Department cannot delay implementation of payments pending the outcome of an incompleted appeal before the Army Board in relation...

      Armed Forces: Compentation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people have received payments in compensation for having been illegally dismissed from the Armed Forces as a result of a caution; and what the...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time was to implement a change of circumstance request made by a parent with care in respect of a non-resident parent...

    • Pensioners: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that UK pensioners in other countries are subject to the same UK pension regulations and UK...

      Housing: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether additional resources will be made available to housing charities for retraining advisers to deal with the effect of the roll-out of...

      National Insurance: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his is taking to ensure that national insurance numbers are issued within 28 days for people who have been granted refugee status...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure that people granted refugee status receive jobseeker's allowance; and what steps his Department is taking to...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of moving the date of eligibility for over 80’s winter fuel allowance to the start...

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 26 October 2017 to Question 108977, on Post Office Card Account, what the annual cost per customer is to the public...

      Pensions and Social Security Benefits: Automated Credit Transfer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what comparative assessment he has made of levels of indebtedness among people who use (a) bank accounts and (b) Post Office Card Accounts for...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions his Department has had with (a) Ofcom and (b) the Phone-paid Services Authority on call connection service access to the...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) the gov.uk website and (b) internet providers advertise the correct information about the cost of...

      Budgeting Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much funding has been provided for Social Fund Budgeting Loans in each of the last 10 years; and how much funding will be provided in each...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what age group his Department's advertising campaign to encourage people to check the value of their State Pension is intended to target.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what priority his Department accords to animal sentience when setting its policies on animal welfare standards.

    • Game: Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will review the effectiveness of the Statutory Code of Practice for the welfare of game birds reared for sporting purposes.

      Fracking: Ryedale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether, as part of consideration of the application by Third Energy for hydraulic fracturing consent for the KM8 wellsite...

      Food: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of introducing separate food waste collections on the quantity of food waste...

      Food: Origin Marking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the value the 84 Protected Geographical Indicators add to the rural economy

      Animal Grooming: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of regulation of the animal grooming sector.

      Slaughterhouses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the Government will ban non-stun animal slaughter.

      Cetaceans: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the provisions under EC Regulation 812/2004, requiring the monitoring of the number of dolphins, whales and porpoise...

      Waste Disposal: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many waste transfer sites with an environmental permit in the North East of England have been in breach of the...

      Waste Disposal: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many waste transfer sites in the North East which accepted waste in 2016 had complaints investigated by (a) the...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of how many staff his Department will employ by the time the UK leaves the EU, and what change...

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many home insurance policies have been affected by the Flood Re scheme.

      Farms: Tenancy Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had on reforming farm tenancies.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he plans to include proposals for subsidies or schemes to encourage the growing of protein crops and pulses in the...

      Droughts: South of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the likely threat of drought in the East and South East of England; and if he will make a...

      Flood Control: Morecambe and Lunesdale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether Morecambe and Lunesdale will be eligible for funding from the additional £76 million announced for flood...

  • Home Office

    • Strategic Migration Partnerships: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding her Department allocated to the strategic migration partnerships in each of the last three years.

    • Passports: Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many complaints her Department has received on the performance of the courier company DX in relation to its contract to deliver UK...

      HM Passport Office: Luton

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the five nearest Passport interview offices to Luton are by journey time; and what benchmark journey times his Department used in its...

      Marriage Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress she has made on the implementation of her policy to include mothers names on marriage certificates.

      British Nationals Abroad: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Home Department, what advice her Department gives to people travelling abroad on the legality of possessing (a) melanin pills and (b) other medications in other...

      Crime and Offences Against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the factors behind the increase in (a) complex crimes rates, and (b) child sexual abuse and exploitation.

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of policing fracking sites.

      Proof of Identity: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people born on 3 May 2000 or earlier are in possession of a Proof of Age Standards Scheme card registered in (a) Woking, (b)...

      Crime Prevention: Cash Dispensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions her Department has had with representatives of the banking and security industries on the development of new...

      Airguns: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to announce the details and scope of her review of air gun licensing in England and Wales.

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to findings by ECPAT UK of November 2017 on calls for reform of the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) by front-line...

      Asylum: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the ability to afford sanitary products of people who are seeking asylum pending the outcome of their...

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police and crime commissioners employ a deputy commissioner or deputy commissioners, and what the average salary of a deputy police...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many EU citizens currently have indefinite leave to remain, as opposed to permanent residency, broken down by nationality.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether EU citizens who have indefinite leave to remain will be required to apply for settled status.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of the reduction in neighbourhood policing on the ability of police forces to protect vulnerable...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of (a) evidence and (b) recommendations regarding Drug Consumptions Rooms reported by the (i)...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of police officers in England and Wales have received training on controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family...

      Islamic State: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government has made an estimate of the number of Daesh fighters and supporters who have returned to the UK from both Iraq and...

      Brook House Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average annual cost is of detaining a person in Brook House.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of people released from Immigration Removal Centres in the detention estate were released into the UK in the past 12 months.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Minister of State for Immigration plans to reply to the correspondence sent by the hon. Member for Nottingham North on 14 November 2017?

      Independent Police Complaints Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date she plans to replace the existing Chief Executive and Chair of the Independent Police Complaints Commission as part of the...

      Registration of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships: Cohabitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to review the categories for registering a death of an unmarried partner to include partner and not simply...

      Home Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the (a) number of officials to be employed by her Department and (b) her Department's payroll in (i) 2018,...

      Home Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate she has made of the additional funding required by her Department over the next two years to prepare effectively for...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to take steps to increase the period of time refugees continue to receive support after receiving a positive...

  • Scotland Office

    • Offshore Structures: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether there are any plans to identify a redundant floating oil exploration platform and convert it into a museum of the history of Scotland and North...

  • HM Treasury

    • NHS Pay Review Body

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to introduce an independent NHS Pay Review Body.

    • Roadchef: Employee Benefit Trusts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will issue guidance to HMRC on unjust enrichment following the Roadchef Employees Benefit Trust case.

      Roadchef: Employee Benefit Trusts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representation he has received on the repayment of monies held by HMRC to the Roadchef Employees Benefit Trust.

      Public Finance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the budget deficit was in 2010; what his most recent estimate of the budget deficit is; and what forecast he has made of the budget deficit in 2019.

      Credit: Regulation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the Financial Conduct Authority to regulate the rent-to-own sector by capping the total cost of goods...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he made of the adequacy of social care funding prior to Autumn Budget 2017.

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of changes in the level of income of public sector employees since the public sector pay cap was introduced.

      Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November to Question 115565, how much the devolved administrations receive from the Barnett formula arising from the soft...

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to Autumn Budget 2017, Table 1.9, whether the projected effect of the tuition fee cap freeze in financial years 2020-21 to 2022-23 is based...

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to Autumn Budget 2017, paragraph 6.27, what his policy is on public sector pay awards in financial year 2018-19 for employees not covered by...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of parents who have successfully applied for tax-free childcare are self-employed.

      Public Sector: Redundancy Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the timetable is to bring forward the secondary legislation to place an upper limit on the value of public sector exit payments; and if he will make a...

      Business Premises: Valuation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 27 November 2017 to Question 115208 on business premises: valuation, what plans he has to change the amount charged by the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Chief Scientific Adviser

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the criteria for the recruitment of the position of Government Chief Scientific Adviser.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will publish all external guidance and advice his Department has received on the proposals to adopt the lesser duty rule as part of...

    • Antidumping Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to his oral contribution on 23 November, what representations he has received from business organisations on the application of the...

      Iron and Steel: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Government has made an assessment of whether the Chinese Government has been involved in steel dumping in the last 10 years; and...

      Department for International Trade: Brexit

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

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Soft Drinks: Caffeine and Sugar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress her Department has made with the food, drink and advertising industries on discouraging the promotion of high...

    • European City of Culture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether all entrants bidding to be part of the European City of Culture 2023 programme are from countries that are (a) EU...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of whether the gambling industry has invested 0.1 per cent of gross gaming yield in...

      Broadband: Business Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport what the change in the number of premises with access to superfast broadband was in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales, (d)...

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the change in access to superfast broadband in rural areas in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c)...

      Broadband: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of changes in the level of access to superfast broadband for SMEs in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c)...

      Broadband: Business Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many UK premises have had superfast or fibre broadband service made available as a result of UK government-funded projects.

      Museums and Galleries: Opening Hours

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

      Government Departments: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions her Department has had with (a) Ofcom and (b) the Phone-paid Services Authority on call connection service...

      Public Libraries: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the cost is to the public purse of the complete Libraries Taskforce dataset?

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the oral contribution of the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union to the House of Lords European Union Committee...

  • Department of Health

    • Mental Health Services: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of patients who are the responsibility of Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley clinical commissioning group are contacted within seven days...

    • Patients: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether any assessment has been made of the effect on access to healthcare by UK citizens who do not have a passport of requiring patients to show ID...

      Essential Tremor: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the patient benefits of MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for treatment-resistant essential tremor.

      NHS: Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list all above inflation salary increases or bonus schemes for Directors of NHS Bodies in the last two years.

      Essential Tremor: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure patients suffering from essential tremor have access to the latest treatments on the NHS.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will undertake a full public consultation prior to approving the establishment of any Accountable Care Organisations.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November 2017 to Question 111406 on prescriptions: fees and charges, what assessment his Department has made of the reasons...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the answer of 13 November to Question 111406 on prescriptions: fees and charges, how much has been (a) charged in and (b) collected from...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November 2017 to Question 111406, what assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of universal credit on the...

      NHS Trusts: Subsidiary Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many subsidiary companies are being established by (a) individual NHS and Foundation Trusts and (b) multiple Trusts for the purpose of sharing services.

      Care Homes: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) powers and (b) responsibilities have been conferred on the Care Quality Commission to regulate fees charged by private nursing homes.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many abortions on the grounds of rectification were performed (a) after 24 weeks' gestation and (b) in each week of gestation after that week in each...

      Breast Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will produce guidelines to regulate the sharing of human breast milk.

      Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to review transport services for older people to attend hospital appointments.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many universal credit claimants have been investigated for fraudulently claiming free prescriptions; and in how many of those investigations...

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what date the (a) NHS prescription form (FP10), (b) claims for NHS-funded sight tests (GOS 1) and (c) vouchers for glasses or contact lenses (GOS 3)...

      Doctors: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many doctors have left employment in the NHS in each year for which figures are available.

      NHS: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many qualified nurses were (a) working as nurses and (b) not working as nurses in the NHS in each year for which figures are available.

      Mental Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 6 November to Question 111756, how many staff were employed by a mental health trust at June each year to 2017 who were...

      Eating Disorders: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much and what proportion of funding made available by NHS England for eating disorders has been allocated to Tier Two providers specialising in early...

      Eating Disorders: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether NHS England places a requirement on clinical commissioning groups to consider third sector organisations when commissioning interventions and...

      Eating Disorders: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much and what proportion of the total spent by the NHS on treating eating disorders has been allocated to the treatment of people aged (a) seventeen...

      Drugs: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many drug-related deaths there have been where a person previously sought treatment for addiction in each of the last three years.

      Secure Psychiatric Units: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2017 to Question 114731, if he will publish the name of the 15 mental health places that he has visited since July 2016.

      Respiratory System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October to Question 106938 on respiratory system: diseases, if he will make an assessment of the long-term cost to a persons...

      Hospitals: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department have taken to ensure that patients are not discharged before a care plan has been put in place.

      Phenylketonuria: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has plans to increase access to sapropterin for phenylketonuria.

      Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable is for a decision to be made on the authorisation of spinroza as an NHS treatment for people who suffer from spinal muscular atrophy;...

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of changes in the level of local authority funding on the provision of mental health services for young...

  • Prime Minister

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister, when she plans to respond the letter of 8 November 2017 from the hon. Member for Ellesmere Port and Neston on the Ministerial and Other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991.

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, within the limits of deviation of HS2 in the Euston area, how much space is planned for office buildings associated with HS2, and how much is planned to be...

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Sugg on 16 Nov (HL Deb, col 80GC), what target design costs they have set HS2 Ltd; what are the comparable...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Sugg on 16 November (HL Deb, col 79GC), which companies have been invited to tender for the provision of independent...

      Railways: Overcrowding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have made to monitor the scale and incidence of substantial overcrowding on long distance trains.

      Railways: Sheffield

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in preparation for the re-letting of the East Midlands Train franchise, what estimate they have made of the overall journey times for (1) a bi-mode train, and (2)...

      Bus Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the powers available to local authorities to control congestion, in the light of reports that some bus companies are no longer...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they provide to local authorities about the safety aspects of filling pot holes; and whether any such guidance makes specific reference to the needs...

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether car tax evasion has increased since tax discs in cars were abolished; and what action they are planning to take in response.

      Taxis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the case for audio and CCTV recording in taxi and private hire vehicles.

      Railways: Catering

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to encourage train operators who do not provide onboard catering to offer catering franchises to third parties.

      European Aviation Safety Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for the UK to remain a member of the European Aviation Safety Agency.

      Diesel Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the cost of implementing a national diesel scrappage scheme as a part of their plans to improve air quality.

      Motorcycles: Testing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they propose to apply the European directive on testing motorcycles in 2018, given that the directive is deferred to 2022; and whether they will reconsider...

      Taxis: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to implement the recommendation, made by the Select Committee on the Equality Act 2010 and Disability (Session 2015–16), to ensure...

      Bus Services: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan, in the Department for Transport Accessibility Action Plan, to confirm timescales for the publication of the Accessible Information Requirement...

      Public Transport: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that the desired outcomes set out in the Department for Transport Accessibility Action Plan will be achieved within the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Jagtar Singh Johal

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what reports they have received of a British Sikh, Jagtar Singh Johal, being tortured by the Punjab police; and what steps they are taking to...

    • India: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the government of India is aware of its responsibility under international law to adhere to civilised standards...

      Jagtar Singh Johal

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have verified the reported mistreatment of Jagtar Singh Johal; whether they intend to take any action to ensure that the Indian authorities are held...

      India: Sikhs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of India about the treatment of Sikh activists.

      Cameroon: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, what assessment they have made of the report by the UN Commission on Human Rights on Cameroon, published on 10 November, which called on the government of...

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they intend to take following reports that Israel intends to expand its settlements in East Jerusalem in contravention of international law.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel following reports that the Israeli army has ordered the eviction of 300 Palestinians from their...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel following the publication of figures by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • House of Lords: Game

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether the House of Lords' catering service will increase the amount of game meat on offer during Great British Game Week.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Leprosy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department for International Development has provided assistance to countries where leprosy is prevalent (1) to train staff in leprosy detection and...

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the humanitarian impact of the Saudi-led blockade of Yemen; whether they are supporting the actions of the coalition in Yemen; and if...

      UNRWA: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding was given to the UN Relief and Works Agency in (1) 2015, (2) 2016, and (3) 2017; and how much is proposed for 2018.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Food Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking (1) bilaterally, and (2) internationally, to safeguard the children of the Kasai region of the Congo from dying from starvation; and...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Food Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what humanitarian assistance they are giving to support those suffering from starvation in the Kasai region of Congo.

  • Department for Education

    • Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average cost of delivering a manufacturing and engineering apprenticeship for each level.

    • Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of Apprenticeship Levy paying employers are registered on the Digital Apprenticeship Service.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have held with the devolved administrations concerning communications with employers operating in more than one country in the UK as to how...

      Schools: Asbestos

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 20 November (HL2884), whether they plan to collect, and publish annually, data on the number of deaths...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the report by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman Education, Health and Care Plans: our first 100...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any evaluation has been conducted to assess the effectiveness of the Partners in Practice programme in improving local authority children’s services.

      Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 18 September (HL1398), what plans they have to review which activities outside Great Britain may be in scope of...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Family Law: Muslims

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 9 November (HL2598), what steps they are taking, if any, to improve the protection of British Muslim women...

    • Prisons: Ministers of Religion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the compatibility with equality and human rights legislation of section 7 of the Prison Act 1952, which...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, of those in prison in England and Wales on 25 December 2016, how many were serving sentences of less than a year.

      Custodial Treatment: Private Sector

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many adverse reports they have received on the management of custodial institutions by (1) G4S, (2) Sodexo, and (3) other private...

      Prisons: Mobile Phones

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the practicality of jamming illegal mobile phones in HM Prisons.

      Civil Proceedings: Jurisdiction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the call in the report by the House of Lords Justice Sub-Committee of the Select Committee on the EU Brexit: justice for families,...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Religion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many armed service personnel in (1) the army, (2) the Royal Navy, (3) the Royal Marines, (4) the Royal Air Force, and (5) the reserves in each of...

    • Frigates: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the sufficiency of the management and technical resources within the Ministry of Defence to manage both the Type 26 and Type 31a...

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff worked on the Type 45 Integrated Project Team; what was the average number of staff working on that team at any one time; and what was the maximum...

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether future Fleet Support Ships will be built in yards in the UK; and if so where.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total exchange rate contingency for the new Joint Strike Fighters for which orders have already been placed.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government with whom they have negotiated (1) the price, and (2) delivery, for the new Joint Strike Fighters.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be the support costs for the new Joint Strike Fighters for each year from 2017 to 2024, broken down by the number of fighters in service in each year.

      Cyprus: Military Bases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 24 November (HL3241), why the number of Greek Cypriots employed in the Eastern Sovereign Base Area in Grades...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Disqualification

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) individuals, and (2) households, are currently subject to sanctions for acts or omissions related to Universal Credit.

    • Universal Credit: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they propose to handle specific problems arising from Universal Credit for Black and Ethnic Minority people arising from existing poverty, digital exclusion,...

      Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of criticisms made by voluntary organisations of Universal Credit, in particular (1) the combined effects of fewer welfare access...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the consultation on their Green Paper Work, Health and Disability: Improving Lives, published in October 2016, what timescale they have established for...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Dogs: Smuggling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prosecutions for trafficking of puppies have taken place in the past 12 months; and whether they plan to introduce any new measures to address such...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the adequacy of the provisions of the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960.

    • Change of Use

      To ask Her Majesty's Government for how long buildings and workshops with planning permission for light industrial use must be (1) in existence, and (2) used for such purposes, before they may be...

  • HM Treasury

    • Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many eligible Apprenticeship Levy paying employers there are; and of those, how many are (1) single entity companies, and (2) connected companies.

    • Tax Evasion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many referrals of (1) individuals, and (2) businesses, for suspected tax offences HMRC has received from local authorities in each year since 1997 up to the...

      Financial Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they (1) sought, and (2) received, from (a) the Bank of England, and (b) the financial services industries, including insurance and financial...

      Financial Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements are being made to assist UK financial services industries with the review, modification, or termination of international contracts with companies...

      VAT: Tax Evasion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made for each of the last six financial years of the revenue lost as a consequence of carousel fraud.

      Taxation

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

  • Cabinet Office

    • UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of interference by Russian sources with the referendum in the UK on 23 June 2016.

    • Civil Servants: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that civil servants are well-trained and that performance management steps are taken when necessary.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish Broadband Delivery UK's final report into superfast broadband market test pilots.

  • Department of Health

    • Dental Health

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of dental health inequalities in England.

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