Written answers

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Docklands Light Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Transport for London on whether new trains for the Docklands Light Railway are built in the UK.

    • Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve transport links between inner cities and suburban towns.

      Public Transport: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to support elderly people in rural areas who rely on public transport when they can no longer drive a car.

      Offshore Industry: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment the effect of the Civil Aviation Authority’s review of offshore helicopter safety CAP1145, published 20 February...

      Offshore Industry: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the levels of confidence of offshore workers’ in the safety of commercial...

      Offshore Industry: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward proposals to improve offshore workers’ confidence in the safety of commercial helicopter transport in the North Sea oil...

      Roads: Horse Riding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking better to protect horse riders on public highways; and if he will take steps to strengthen provisions within the...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost to the public purse has been to date of installing or subsidising (a) uni-directional and (b) bi-directional charge points for electric...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of strategies other than those involving electric vehicles to decarbonise petrol...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to increase penalties for drivers of internal combustion engine vehicles who park in bays reserved for electric vehicle charging.

      Thameslink Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons the new Thameslink twice-hourly fast service from Maidstone East, Otford and Swanley has been postponed until December 2019.

      Crossrail Line: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, (a) who will carry out and (b) by what date, the independent review of funding and financing for Crossrail 2 announced in Autumn Budget 2017.

      HM Coastguard: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what change there was in the number of people employed by the national network for HM Coastguard between January 2016 and July 2017?

      East Coast Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, in light of his announcement to truncate the East Coast Main Line franchise and change to a Public Private Partnership operation, (a) for how long he...

  • Home Office

    • Crimes of Violence: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the amount of funding provided by any of the constituent organisations of the EU (a) to specialist violence...

    • Firearms: 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 firearms licence registered in (a) Woking, (b) Gosport, (c) Bromley or...

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment her Department has made of the appropriateness of the rule in relation to the Special Grant under which police forces...

      Crime: Wildlife

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Government will introduce enhanced training for police officers and call handlers across all agencies on tackling wildlife crime.

      Forensic Science: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 29 November 2017 to Question 115018 on Randox Testing Services and Trimega, whether it is a legal requirement for...

      Human Trafficking: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on human trafficking in Wales.

      Asylum: Employment

      To ask the Home Secretary, if she will make it her Department’s policy to grant asylum applicants who have been waiting for longer than six months for a decision on their application...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to increase the period for which refugees continue to receive asylum support after receiving a positive decision on their...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of the level of asylum support on the physical and mental well-being of people...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Offshore Industry: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) industry regulators on maximizing the economic...

    • Small Businesses: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support his Department plans to offer to small businesses who encounter supply chain delays after the UK leaves the EU.

      Industry: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to page 13 of the Government's paper, Industrial Strategy: Building a Britain fit for the future,...

      Carbon Capture and Storage: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the steps needed to develop a carbon capture and storage cluster in Scotland.

      Carbon Capture and Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the contract awarded in February 2017 to Pale Blue Dot to review business models for carbon dioxide...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to upgrade fuel poor homes to Band C or above.

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to set targets for the UK to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to limit global warming.

      Productivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what productivity growth targets he has set for the Industrial Strategy over the course of the 2017 Parliament.

      Geoengineering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will bring forward proposals to introduce a Geo-Engineering Act.

      Motor Vehicles: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support the research and development of alternative methods of powering vehicles.

      Post Offices: Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department is taking steps to raise awareness of the banking services that Post Office branches provide.

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of including trusts in the legislative proposal on the...

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timetable is for bringing forward legislative proposals to require the publication of details relating to the...

      ICT: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to encourage the commercialisation of UK innovations in (a) cybersecurity, (b)...

      Unemployment: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which measures in the industrial strategy will help to reduce the rate of unemployment in the West Midlands.

      Trimega

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of the 29 November 2017 to Question 115018, whether Trimega was supplying services to (a)...

      Climate Change Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his Department's policy is on the UK continuing to be legally bound by the Paris Agreement after the UK leaves the EU.

      Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government still plans to raise the National Living Wage to £9 by 2020.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Pakistan: Non-Governmental Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps the Government has taken to facilitate dialogue between the Government of Pakistan and NGOs in that country...

    • Yemen: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2017 to Question 61033, whether he has requested a report from the Secretary of State for...

      Aung San Suu Kyi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific (a) requested and (b) held a one-to-one meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi...

      Aung San Suu Kyi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish the (a) dates and (b) length of the phone conversations he had held with Aung San Suu Kyi since 25 August 2017.

      Qatar: Muslim Brotherhood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the meeting between officials from his Department and their Qatari counterparts on 7 June 2017 included discussions...

      Mohammed Awad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Government of Israel on the time taken to issue an exit visa for Mohammed Awad.

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will undertake a visit to Iran to discuss the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe with his Iranian counterpart in advance...

      Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his overseas counterparts on mediation of conflicts in (a) the Nuba Mountains and (b) the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Prime Minister: Social Media

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people in 10 Downing Street with responsibility for social media are employed on an (a) full and (b) part-time basis.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Dominic Cummings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers of his Department have had with Dominic Cummings since June 2017; and what the purpose of...

    • Gender: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what plans he has to protect gender equality by bringing forward legislative proposals to transpose provisions on women's rights...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Legatum Institute

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what meetings Ministers of his Department have had with representatives of the Legatum Institute in the last 12 months.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of progress on the three initial divorce issues and whether this is sufficient to begin trade...

  • Department for Education

    • Pupils: Allergies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the level of availability of adrenaline auto injectors in schools.

    • Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of average class size in schools in (a) England, (b) London and (c) Lewisham Deptford constituency in each year since 2010.

      Pupil Exclusions: Harlow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils have been excluded from primary schools in Harlow constituency in each academic year since 2010.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many applications have been made for education, health and care plans to (a) local authorities and (b) Lancashire County Council.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many education, health and care plans have been provided to children (a) in England and (b) living in Lancashire.

      Pupils: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 7 November 2017 to Question 110185, if she will undertake a survey, similar to her Department's Supporting mental health in...

      Universities: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that universities protect pro-Israeli student societies from intimidation on campuses.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the number of students who would be eligible for an adult dependency grant but are (a) not married or in a...

      Music Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the efficacy of music therapy in increasing students' educational attainment.

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of trends in the number of students applying to study nursing and midwifery.

      Special Educational Needs: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children with an (a) Education, Health and Care Plan and (b) Statement of Educational Needs and Disability...

      Special Educational Needs: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many education, health and care pla ns have been provided to children in (a) the West Midlands (b) Coventry in 2017.

      Special Educational Needs: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many applications have been made for education, health and care plan s in (a) the West Midlands, (b) Coventry in 2017.

      Family Hubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of Family Hubs.

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress her Department is making on updating relationship and sex education guidance.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department will spend on 30 funded hours childcare in the 2017-18 financial year.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November 2017 to Question 111770, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of providing a secure means for...

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children have access to a maintained nursery school.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2017 to Question 115754, on children: day care, on what date she expects a contractor to be appointed.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what fire safety standards her Department expects childcare settings to meet.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 17 November to Question 111484, on Ministry of Justice: telephone services, for what reason his Department does not hold...

    • Community Rehabilitation Companies: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what services each community rehabilitation company offers to women.

      Rape: Refuges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to reduce the general access times to rape crisis centres in (a) Wandsworth, (b) South London, (c) London and (d) the UK.

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to support victims of crime; and if he will make a statement.

      Aircraft: Kingston upon Hull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he is aware of an offer by the St Stephen's Shopping Centre, Hull, to host the replica of Amy Johnson's Tiger Moth produced by prisoners in HMP...

      Prisoners: Literacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps is he taking to reduce levels of illiteracy among prisoners.

      Legal Systems

      What steps the Government plans to take to ensure the effective operation of the UK legal system after the UK leaves the EU.

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service

      What assessment he has made of trends in access to justice resulting from court and tribunal service closures in England and Wales.

      Rape: Sentencing

      Whether there are plans to review sentencing guidelines for rape committed by people under 18.

      *No heading*

      What steps he is taking to reduce overcrowding in prisons.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the value of the assets for which his Department is responsible.

    • Scotland Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, with reference to the oral contribution of the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union to the House of Lords European Union Committee on 31...

      Scotland Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate he has made of the (a) number of officials to be employed by his Department and (b) his Department's payroll in (i) 2018, (ii) 2019,...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Falkland Islands: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will take steps to ensure that memorial sites and places that commemorate the Falklands War are looked after by the Commonwealth Graves Commission.

    • EU Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the defence assets being considered for pooling under the Permanent Structured Cooperation; and if he will make a statement.

      EU Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which UK companies have been awarded contracts under the EU Preparatory Action on Defence Research.

      EU Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with his European Union counterparts on maintaining funding for European Union defence programmes after the UK has left the EU.

      EU Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the permitted triggers for EU member states requesting funding from the EU Cooperative Financial Mechanism.

      EU Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with his Irish counterpart on translating joint activity under the EU Battlegroup System into a replacement UN framework;...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of the Service Family Accommodation properties allocated under a civilian licence or as part of a sub-letting programme are managed by (a)...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many tenants of Service Family Accommodation properties allocated under a civilian licence or as part of a sub-letting programme have had security...

      Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what regulations apply where a high temperature is experienced during a training exercise or selection event and no wet bulb thermometer is available;...

      Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what guidelines his Department issues for Combat Medical technicians (CMTs) when assessing a casualty for (a) heat exhaustion, and (b) physical...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the regulations are when the Wet Bulb globe temperature thermometer reading exceeds the upper temperature limit for training during a training...

      Ministry of Defence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of changes to his Department’s budget as a result of Autumn Budget 2017 and whether he plans to increase expenditure on...

      Armoured fighting vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Mechanised Infantry Vehicle programme will go out to competition at the Prime Contract level.

      Ministry of Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether competition is required for all his Department’s procurement programmes?

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Boeing Poseidon P-8 aircraft his Department plans to buy broken down by year until 2024.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the oral evidence given to the Defence Select Committee on Tuesday 17 October 2017, on F35 procurement, HC326, if he will place in...

      Armed Forces: Funerals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 17 November to Question 111512 on Armed Forces: funerals, whether he intends to implement the recommendations on the revision...

      Armed Forces: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what due diligence his Department plans to undertake under the new General Service Respirator In Service Support contract before making a final decision...

      Armed Forces: Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 20 November 2017 to Question 112465, on armed forces: officers, from which branch of the armed forces the current Military...

      Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 29 November 2017 to Question 114635, how close to the area in which an exercise, training or selection event is taking place...

      Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2017 to Question 114637, in how many cases of heat exhaustion being reported during an exercise, training or...

      Army: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many early service leavers left the armed forces in the last 12 months; and how many of those had enlisted when below the age of 18.

      Armed Forces: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will take steps to ensure that the General Service Respirator In Service Support contract stipulates that costs over those specified in the...

      Littoral Warfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proposals are part of the National Security Capability Review on the provision of amphibious over the beach capability without recourse to HMS...

      Army: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the regular Army’s full-time trade trained strength was in each of the last 12 months

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if his Department is required to consider all evidence in support of an individual's application for Personal Independence Payment if that...

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 15 November 2017 to Question 111488, on Department for Work and Pensions: telephone services, which and how many of...

      Universal Credit: East Renfrewshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Department of Work and Pensions how many residents in East Renfrewshire constituency are in receipt of universal credit.

      Universal Credit: Personal Savings

      whether savings held in the name of children are taken into account in applications for universal credit.

      Social Security Benefits: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to undertake a review the effectiveness of the (a) Employment Support Allowance and (b) Personal Independence...

      Working Conditions: VDUs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to encourage desk-based workers to take time away from computer screens during the working day.

      Bicycles: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has plans to (a) advertise and (b) offer bike loan schemes to people using job centres.

      Employment: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, to where his Department has reallocated funding from the previous Work Programme and Work Choice to increase the employment opportunities of...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all letters and communications it sends to disabled and vulnerable people are accessible...

      Personal Independence Payment: Parkinson's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department plans to review the appropriateness of the 20 metre rule for personal independence payment claimants with Parkinson's...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how his Department plans to ensure that benefit assessors are equipped with adequate knowledge to assess personal independence payment...

      Budgeting Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 November to Question 115390, whether people in receipt of (a) income Support, (b) income-related employment and...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the 12-month grace period to protect individuals from a reduction in housing benefit when...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will continue employment and support allowance payments while mandatory reconsideration decisions are being processed; and will he make...

      Credit Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a further review of the credit union expansion project to examine the possibility of additional changes that would allow...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations he has received on the application of universal credit criteria for those housed in temporary accommodation.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Slaughterhouses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) animals and (b) poultry killed without first being stunned in the last 12...

    • Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to introduce section 24 of the Deregulation Act 2015 on the provision of gates on restricted byways.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken to develop an independent fisheries policy when the UK leaves the EU.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for how many stocks the UK has quota/fishing rights within (a) UK waters and (b) EU waters; for how many of those stocks...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on how many occasions a representative from the Local Government Association has discussed air quality with the Government...

      Veterinary Services: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of regulatory costs on the veterinary sector.

      Wild Boar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information his Department holds on how many incidents of attacks by wild boar on humans have taken place in each of...

      Heating: Solid Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has issued guidance on the use of wood-burning stoves and levels of pollution.

      Bottles: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has had discussions with companies producing the drinks Ribena and Lucozade to make their bottles recyclable.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects to reply to my letter of 3 August 2017, requesting a meeting following my earlier question to the Prime...

      Bees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance his Department has issued to pest control departments of local authorities on infestations of non-protected bee...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November to Question 111476, on departmental telephone services, whether the same is the case...

      Waste Disposal: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many complaints the Environment Agency received about waste transfer sites that accepted waste in 2016 in the North East...

      Waste Disposal: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many enforcement measures the Environment Agency implemented in (a) the North East and (b) each other English region in...

      Trees: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the major disease threats to UK trees, woodlands and forests are; and if he will make a statement?

      Plants: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what advice his Department gives to garden centres and nurseries on the avoidance of spreading pests and diseases.

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the availability of flood insurance for leasehold properties in blocks of four or more...

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of small businesses in the British Insurance Brokers’ Association’s new...

      Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) plastic bottles, (b) disposable coffee cups and (c) takeaway cartons he estimates will be thrown away between 1...

      Plastics: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the primary routes by which single-use plastics enter UK seas and rivers.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of his Department's overall resource budget for years (a) 2018-19, (b) 2019-20 and (c) 2020-21,...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 November to Question 113594, what assessment his Department has made of the range of functions...

      Animal Welfare: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the draft bill to increase the sentence for animal cruelty will be available for public consultation.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will retain the three-crop rule in any future agricultural payment scheme after the UK has left the EU.

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the Government plans to spend on flood and coastal erosion risk management in England in each of the next five years.

      Landfill: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of waste collections in (a) Kent, (b) Surrey, (c) East Sussex, (d) West Sussex and (e) Hampshire went to...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Department for Communities and Local Government: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the cost of (a) fraud and (b) financial error in (i) his Department, (ii) its executive agencies...

    • Energy: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which energy generation technologies are exempted from business rates in England and Wales.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the remit of Homes England includes housing regeneration in areas of low housing demand.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding his Department plans to allocate to Homes England for the (a) identification and (b) clearing of sites...

      Derelict Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to reduce further the regulatory barriers to housebuilding on...

      Rented Housing: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to evaluate the effectiveness of the access programme announced in the Budget 2017 to help...

      Leasehold: Unfair Practices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish the results of his Department’s consultation on tackling unfair practices in the leasehold...

      Homelessness: Liverpool City Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of the £28m announced in the Autumn Budget for housing first pilot schemes to tackle homelessness will be...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding has been awarded to local authoiities for the improvement of fire safety in their housing stock since the...

      Local Plans: Calderdale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he has the power to redraft the local plan for Calderdale council.

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many houses have been sold under right to buy in each year since 2010 in (a) England, (b) the West Midlands, (c) the City...

      Social Rented Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes for social rent have been built in (a) England, (b) the West Midlands, (c) City of Wolverhampton local...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Pneumonia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to help end childhood deaths from pneumonia by 2030.

    • Developing Countries: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goal of ending preventable child deaths by 2030.

      Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much and what proportion of spending on adaptation in countries receiving finance from the International Climate Fund has been on...

      Palestinians: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding between the Palestinian Authority and her department, what discussions her department has...

      Palestinians: Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding between the Palestinian Authority and her department, what discussions her department has...

  • HM Treasury

    • Working Tax Credit: Lewisham Deptford

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been paid in working tax credits to people in Lewisham Deptford constituency in each year since 2013.

    • Plastics: Waste Disposal

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 37 of the Autumn Budget 2017, by what date he plans tax system changes or charges to be implemented to reduce the amount of...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which Department will have oversight of the Balance Sheet Review announced in Autumn Budget 2017.

      Public Service Leadership Academy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the associated costs of (a) setting up and (b) running the Public Service Leadership Academy.

      Biofuels: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of taxing bioethanol energy content rather than volume; and if he will make a statement.

      Infrastructure: Leigh

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential economic benefit to Leigh constituency of improving the local infrastructure and connectivity to regional...

      Employee Benefit Trusts: Regulation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will undertake a review the regulation of employee benefit trusts following representations made on behalf of the Roadchef Employees Benefit Trust.

      Boats: Customs Unions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to ensure that recreational boats placed on the market can attain Union Goods status after the UK leaves the EU.

      Non-domestic Rates

      Whether his Department plans to review the business rates system.

      Partnerships: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to requiring Scottish Limited Partnerships with offshore partners to file tax returns with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.

      Partnerships: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of (a) money laundered and (b) tax avoided by Scottish Limited Partnerships in each of the last 5 years.

      Appleby: Disclosure of Information

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to check the legality of the tax schemes detailed in the Paradise Papers.

      Pensioners: Income Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people aged 65 or over paid income tax at the (a) higher and (b) additional rate in the most recent year for which data is available.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he had had with his international counterparts on progress on the OECD's Base Erosion and Profit Shifting project.

      Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of annual spend on the (a) Help to Buy ISA in each financial year between 2015-16 and 2020/21 and (b) Lifetime ISA in...

      Fuels: Northern Ireland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to review the areas in Northern Ireland that qualify for the rural fuel duty rebate scheme in light of the availability of cheaper fuel in...

      Unemployment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps his Department is taking to reduce unemployment in constituencies with high levels of unemployment.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax: Wolverhampton

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many properties sold in 2016 in Wolverhampton were below the stamp duty threshold.

      Tax Avoidance: EU Law

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that the UK will benefit from the implementation of the EU's Tax Avoidance Directive in 2019.

      Financial Services: Liability

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Financial Conduct Authority on the introduction of the duty of care; and what the (a) process and (b) timescale is for...

      Emergency Services: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, will he give a commitment to refund all VAT paid by Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to date.

      National Productivity Investment Fund

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to line 21 of table 2.1 of Autumn Budget 2017, from which allocation of capital spend the £7 billion in year 2022-23 has been re-allocated

      Revenue and Customs and Treasury: Liverpool Walton

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what property (a) his Department and (b) HM Revenue and Customs (I) leases or (ii) owns in Liverpool Walton constituency.

      Revenue and Customs: Liverpool Walton

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff HM Revenue and Customs employ in Liverpool Walton constituency.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Electoral Register: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the change in the level of voter registration in Northern Ireland in the period for which data is most recently...

    • Northern Ireland Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the (a) number of officials to be employed by his Department and (b) his Department's payroll in (i) 2018, (ii)...

  • Department for International Trade

    • World Trade Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 21 November 2017 to Question 113264, if his Department will undertake an impact assessment of the implications for...

    • Department for International Trade: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to Answer of 17 November 2017 to Question 111483, on Department for International Trade: telephone services, whether that Answer...

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans he has to support UK (a) business, (b) technology and (c) cyber-security consultancies to gain access to developing markets overseas.

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress his Department has made on supporting UK investment banks to break into emerging markets.

      Imports: Israeli Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what his Department's policy is on imports from companies based in illegal Israeli settlements.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent estimate he has made of the cost of trade negotiations that will be required after the UK leaves the EU.

      Department for International Trade: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the oral contribution of the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union to the House of Lords European Union...

      Department for International Trade: Legatum Institute

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

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 27 November 2017 on trade matters, HCWS271, what estimate he has made of the cost to the...

      Energy Intensive Industries: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to his written statement of 28 November 2017, HCWS273, on trade remedies, what recent representations he has received from energy...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gambling and Alcoholic Drinks: Addictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to help professional sports-persons avoid or lose their addiction to gambling and alcohol.

    • Channel Four Television: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with Stoke-on-Trent City Council on the potential relocation of Channel 4 outside of London.

      Broadband: East Renfrewshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Department of Digital, Media and Culture what steps the Government is taking to tacke low levels of broadband connectivity in (a) Uplawmoor and (b) Eaglesham...

      Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what account she plans to take of the importance of youth full-time social action in her Civil Society Strategy.

      Mortgages: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with (a) industry representatives and (b) other stakeholders on the regulation of the (i)...

      Sports: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to ensure that funding reaches sporting organisations at a grassroots level.

      Cybercrime: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to help small and medium-sized enterprises to improve cyber security training and competency.

      Youth Development Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to extend Youth Development Fund grants to deprived areas beyond England.

      Charity Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with charity representatives on the appointment of the next Chair of the Charity Commission in...

      European Capital of Culture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the total (a) cost and (b) man-hours relating to her Department on the preparation of guidance...

      Bayeaux Tapestry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent representations she has received about the UK temporarily hosting the Bayeux Tapestry.

      Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, for what reasons her Department has not produced a stand-alone youth policy statement.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate he has made of the (a) number of officials to be employed by his Department and (b) his Department's payroll in (i) 2018, (ii) 2019, (iii)...

    • European Investment Bank: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment he has made of the ability of organisations in Wales to secure low-cost, long- term and large-scale loans once European Investment Bank...

      Wales Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to the Answer of 27 November 2017 to Question 114746 and the Answer of 20 November to Question 11334, if he will deposit in the Library a list of...

      Brexit: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to the Answer of 27 November 2017 to Question 114746, what specific issues he discussed with the Welsh Government, other than at the Joint...

  • Department of Health

    • Huntington's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been diagnosed with Huntington's Disease in each of the last five years.

    • Thyroid Gland: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received on the availability of new medications to treat people with thyroid conditions on the NHS.

      Prostate Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable is for new genetic technology to be introduced to target prostate cancer treatment on the NHS.

      Strokes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to the NHS was of after care for stroke patients for (a) physiotherapy treatment, (b) mobility aids and (c) respite care in each of the...

      Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how he plans to ensure that (a) the amount of funding for publicly-funded medical research and development is publicly available and (b) medicine...

      Dementia: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the royal colleges on the use of blood thinners to reduce the occurrence of dementia.

      Cholesterol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were diagnosed with poor cholesterol levels in the last 12 months.

      Epilepsy: Complementary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the royal colleges on the use of turmeric oil to reduce the occurrence of epileptic fits.

      Multiple Sclerosis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received on the availability of new medications to alleviate the condition of people with MS on the NHS.

      Health Education: Proteins

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has issued guidance on the risks of high protein food intake.

      Alcoholism: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduced alcohol addiction amongst people aged over 50 years old.

      Baby Care Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to recommendation 11 on page 41 in the report by Bliss, Hanging in the Balance, published in 2015, what progress his Department has made...

      Baby Care Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the finding in the report by Bliss, Hanging in the Balance, published in 2015 that there is a shortage of nurses, doctors and other...

      Care Homes: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether private nursing homes are required to disclose nursing care costs in the contracts of people receiving care packages.

      Fentanyl

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the pain management of cancer and palliative care patients will not be affected by proposals to...

      Fentanyl

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which (a) cancer and (b) palliative care specialists were consulted on the development of NHS England proposals to restrict the prescription of fentanyl...

      Department of Health: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 15 November to Question 111480, on Department of Health: Telephone Services, whether that Answer also applies to his...

      Four Seasons Health Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what contingency plans his Department has for the possibility of a collapse of the Four Seasons care home operator.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to increase capacity in general practice in (a) Mid Sussex constituency, (b) West Sussex and (c) England.

      General Practitioners: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the new NHS Indemnity cover for GPs will be extended to GPs working or willing to work for the NHS, who despite being cleared by the GMC and the...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if NHS England has a mechanism to investigate and retrieve funds paid to GP practices that claimed high Quality and Outcome Framework (QOF) achievement...

      General Practitioners: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2017 to Question 108735, on general practitioners: fees and charges, if he will place the terms of reference for the...

      NHS Property Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2017 to Question 108736, what criteria was used by his Department in approving the decision to relocate the main...

      NHS Property Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2017 to Question 108736, if he will place, after redaction of any commercially confidential information, the full...

      NHS Property Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2017 to Question 108609, when the shareholder's high level objectives for NHS Property Services were agreed; and...

      NHS Property Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 26 October 2017 to Question 108609, whether the consideration of the shareholder's high level objectives for NHS Property...

      NHS Property Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference paragraph 1.9 of the memorandum to the Health Committee from the National Audit Office on the investigation into NHS Property Services,...

      Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on aiding medical research using NHS data gathering.

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has plans to introduce Accountable Care Organisations within the NHS.

      Cochlear Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to debate of 24 March 2017, HC Deb Volume 623, col 1111, on cochlear implantation, what progress his Department has made on finalising new...

      Music Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the efficacy of music therapy as a treatment, and whether he plans to extend its availability on the NHS.

      Heart Diseases: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduce the prevalence of young sudden cardiac death in England.

      Heart Diseases: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to promote and develop heart-screening programmes in England, and what research his Department is funding on reduction of the...

      Cardiac Risk in the Young

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what contact his Department has made with the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young; and how his Department is supporting that charity.

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations his Department has received on animal modellers’ use of reductionism for medicinal tests.

      Analgesics: Addictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to raise awareness of prescription painkiller addiction.

      Food: Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Government plans to introduce the compulsory display of food hygiene ratings for shops and restaurants.

      Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to change the amount of public funding allocated to the non-NHS providers for children's health services; and if he will make a statement.

      Suicide: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to reduce the number of suicides among young people; and what discussions he has had with mental health trusts on that matter.

      North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the level of funding was, per patient, for North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group in the last financial year for which figures are available.

      North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent on legal advice by North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group in each of the last three years.

      Pregnancy: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the number of occasions when an unborn baby was diagnosed as having a disability and was subsequently born...

      Pregnancy: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many pregnant women expecting a child with a disability subsequently (a) had an abortion and (b) continued with the pregnancy in each of the last...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many abortions were performed under the Abortion Act 1967 as amended by s.37 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 in cases where the...

      Health Visitors: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the ratio of health visitors to children is in each local authority area.

      Streptococcus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to encourage NHS Trusts to update their local guidelines as a result of the Royal College of Obstetricians and...

      Secure Psychiatric Units: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answers of 13 November and 24 November to Questions 111757 and 114731, on Secure Psychiatric Units: Domestic Visits, for what reasons the...

      Drugs: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to encourage greater collaboration between investment in life sciences and innovative medicines in the NHS.

      Drugs: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of decreasing NHS spending on pharmaceuticals on the attractiveness of the UK as a location for research and...

      European Medicines Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on the UK's relationaship with the European Medicines Agency after the UK leaves the EU.

      Life Sciences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what new opportunities will be available to the life sciences sector after the UK leaves the EU.

      Mortality Rates: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of (a) self-harm and (b) interpersonal violence on the overall mortality rates for children and young people...

      Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) figures which can be attributed to alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia...

      Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department holds information on the most prevalent (a) behavioural risk factors, (b) metabolic risk factors and (c) environmental risk...

      Care Homes: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to provide local authorities with additional funding to meet the sustainability shortfall identified in the Competition and Market...

  • Women and Equalities

  • Department for Transport

    • Public Transport: Isles of Scilly

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 20 November (HL2981), whether they have received any assurances from the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company...

    • Roads

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, in conjunction with local authorities, to improve the environment of roads to a level comparable to that in other EU countries, including the...

      Monarch Airlines: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 13 November (HL2710), when they expect to be able to provide a final figure of the total cost to the...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Post Offices: Closures

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether funding will be made available to prevent Post Office closures and to maintain the network at its present size.

    • Independent Industrial Strategy Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in relation to the proposed independent Industrial Strategy Council referred to in their white paper, Industrial Strategy: Building a Britain fit for the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • North Korea: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reports on BBC World News, on 14 November, about the fate of ten North Korean escapees currently detained in China; what...

    • North Korea: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of (1) the United States, and (2) the Republic of Korea, to coordinate international efforts to secure the...

      Turkey: LGBT People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken following the announcement by the Ankara governor's office on 19 November that all events by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel following reports of the moving of a checkpoint deeper into the Palestinian area of al-Walaja...

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel following the approval, by the Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, of the expropriation of...

      Cameroon: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the call by UN human rights independent experts on 17 November for the government of Cameroon to “ensure a thorough,...

      Qatar: Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of allegations that Qatar is financing terrorism and Islamist extremism, what representations they have made to the government of Qatar to encourage...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the comments by the Director-General of the CBI on the impact of Brexit on investment and jobs in the UK that progress must be...

  • Department for International Development

    • Syria: Reconstruction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 21 November (HL3104), on what grounds they are withholding reconstruction aid from the Jazira and Kobane...

  • Department for Education

    • Madeleine Atkins

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which any conflict of interest arises in respect of Professor Madeleine Atkins’ role as Chief Executive of...

    • Bath University: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they intend to take following the report on governance surrounding senior pay at Bath University by the Higher Education Funding Council for England,...

      Universities: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of increases in Vice-Chancellors’ salaries since the announcement by the Minister of State for Universities and Science on 7...

      Universities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what meetings the Minister of State for Universities and Science has held with (1) the Higher Education Funding Council for England, and (2) the Office for...

      Madeleine Atkins

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Professor Madeleine Atkins is restricted from taking remunerated employment from, or entering into contracts with, English universities following the...

      Faith Schools: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of new free schools which would be opened if the 50 per cent cap on faith-based schools were removed; and what...

      Apprentices: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of apprenticeships being undertaken in the construction industry.

      Social Work: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made on their plans for setting up a new Regulator for Social Work.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what specific training measures are in place to enable work coaches to advise, assess, and support people with (1) learning disabilities, (2) autism, and (3) other...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Rights of Way

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to review the law relating to public rights of way that go through (1) private homes and gardens, and (2) working farmyards, in relation to...

  • HM Treasury

    • Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what equality impact analyses have been made following the introduction of each tax change during the past seven years; and what has been the impact on different...

    • Economic Situation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the findings released by the European Commission on 30 October showing that industry and consumer confidence in the Eurozone...

      Shares: Sales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which the beneficial owners of shares held in collective investments are fully aware when those shares have been...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Devolution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to update the Memorandum of Understanding with the devolved administrations, published in October 2013, in order to take account of relevant...

    • UK Governance Group

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to publish regular reports of the meetings of the UK Governance Group established in June 2015 to lead work on constitutional and devolution issues.

      Devolution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the undertaking given in paragraph 20 of the October 2013 Memorandum of Understanding that they would “involve the devolved...

      Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the UK Governance Group has taken a view on which legislative powers currently vested in the EU should be transferred to Wales or Scotland on departure...

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they are making to ensure that the roles of (1) the intelligence services, and (2) the police, including community policing, are taken fully into...

      Married People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many single earner married couples there are in (1) England, (2) Wales, (3) Scotland, and (4) Northern Ireland, broken down as a percentage of the total number...

      Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 23 November (HL Deb, col 285) that in relation to powers vested in the EU, they "would like to devolve as...

      Electronic Voting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to undertake a feasibility study of online voting, following the recommendation of the report Cost of Voting by WebRoots Democracy...

  • Department of Health

    • Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the announcement by the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and King's Health Partners that they intend to create a new clinical...

    • Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that the whole of (1) the £1.25 billion of Future in Mind Funding announced in the March 2015 Budget, and (2) the...

      Social Services: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support they provide to local authorities for the provision of social care to Universal Credit claimants who have (1) a learning disability, (2)...

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to place a copy of the systematic review of serious adverse reactions following HPV vaccines, commissioned by the World Health Organisation, in...

      Armed Forces: Mefloquine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 22 November (HL3229), what assessment they have made of the conclusions of the Pharmacovigilance...

      Incinerators: Health Hazards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why Public Health England (PHE) commissioned research into possible links between municipal waste incinerators and health outcomes; and why PHE stated that...

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