Written answers

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to reform the bus industry to expand not-for-profit services on commercial routes.

    • Railways: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost will be of his proposed policy on the railcard for ages 26 to 30 years; how that policy proposal will be funded; and when he plans to...

      Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Bus Services Act 2017, when he plans to issue the guidance and regulations on audio-visual next stop announcements.

      Electric Vehicles

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

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with the exception of electric vehicles, what policies and options his Department has assessed as feasible routes to decarbonise petrol vehicles...

      Wheels to Work Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received on funding of Wheels to Work schemes: and if he will make a statement.

      Buses: Tyres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 14 November 2017 to Question 113095 on buses: tyres, whether the estimated cost of £200,000 for including a check on...

      Railways: Leigh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2017 to Question 114760, on railways: Leigh, whether his Department will commit to make an assessment of the...

      Offshore Industry: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what regular assessments have been made by the Government of insurance underwriting trends for offshore helicopter operations since January 2009.

      Taxis: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if will issue statutory guidance to licensing authorities requiring disability equality training as a license condition for all drivers.

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the non-payment of vehicle tax.

      East Anglia Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits to the economy of (a) Essex and (b) the UK of a passing loop north of Witham on the Great...

      Department for Transport: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, 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.

      A120

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to make a decision on upgrading and dualling the A120 between Braintree and the A12; and what the key performance target criteria are...

      Railways: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people born on 3 May 2000 or earlier are in possession of an Oyster Photocard registered in (a) Woking, (b) Gosport, (c) Bromley or (d)...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people born on 3 May 2000 or earlier are in possession of a provisional or permanent driving licence registered in (a) Woking, (b) Gosport,...

      Railway Stations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to deliver all deferred Access for All projects by the end of 2020.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of rail journey times between Nottingham and Derby as a result of High Speed 2; and if he will make a statement.

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the (a) cost and (b) effect on the environment of the development of bi-modal trains?

      Midland Main Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether all rolling stock on the Midlands Mainline will be compliant with modern accessibility standards by 1 January 2020.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how his Department calculated the distribution of the HS2 Road Safety Fund along the Phase One route.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to High Speed 2's Road Safety Fund, what the current allocations for each council are along the Phase One route.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, who carried out the assessment for the allocation of HS2's Road Safety Fund.

      Department for Transport: Legatum Institute

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

      East Coast Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the early termination of the East Coast rail franchise?

      Railways: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many Personal Track Safety cards issued by Network Rail are currently valid

      Railways: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many Personal Track Safety cardholders are (a) currently employed by Network Rail and (b) employed by Network Rail’s top 20 suppliers.

      Network Rail: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of Network Rail's expenditure on its top 20 supplier companies in each year of the current Control Period was on (a) maintenance, (b)...

      Network Rail: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of Network Rail's expenditure in each year of (a) Control Period 4 and (b) the current Control Period 5 to date was on (i) in-house...

      Network Rail: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the total value of efficiency savings achieved by Network Rail over (a) Control Period 3, (b) Control Period 4 and (c) Control Period...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2017 to Question 115572, whether (a) the Great Western Intercity Express Programme bi-mode fleet and (b) the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to reply to my letter of 14 September 2017 on the rail service on the Robin Hood Line in Nottinghamshire.

      Transport: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 14 November 2017 to Question 111812, on Transport: finance for what reasons his Department has not provided figures on the...

      Railway Stations: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has made to Network Rail about safety following the recent report by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch on the wall...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he has issued a directive to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to use some of its financial reserves to buy...

    • Planning Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that local planning authorities follow the guidance in paragraph 62 of the...

      Private Rented Housing: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of introducing projects on Help to Rent and on a national rent...

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to support improved energy-efficiency in (a) newbuild homes, and (b) existing properties.

      Garden Communities: Colchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to monitor the use of financial assistance provided to Colchester Borough Council to...

      Private Rented Housing: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has to supporting Help to Rent projects to enable more people to rent privately.

      Females: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the implications for government departments of the findings of the report entitled Mapping the...

      Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department's policy on supporting the Green Belt has changed since his Department published its National Planning...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Notified Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to ensure UK notified bodies continue to operate effectively after the UK leaves the EU.

    • Energy: Credit Rating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made on the effect of a hard credit check for on the ability of consumers to switch...

      Partnerships: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential benefits of bringing Scottish Limited Partnerships within the scope of...

      Partnerships: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to require Scottish Limited Partnerships to hold a bank account...

      Partnerships: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has plans to require partners of Scottish Limited Partnerships to provide a correspondence address.

      Energy Companies Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to paragraph 4.51 of the Autumn Budget 2017, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of...

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2017 to Question 9068, when he plans to re-introduce the further Renewable Heat...

      Fracking: Ryedale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what criteria his Department will use to determine a decision on consent for hydraulic fracturing at the Kirby...

      Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that mineworkers in deprived areas have access to a proportionate share of the...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate he has made of the additional funding required by his Department over the next two years to...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what technologies will be permitted to participate in auctions for the £557 million for additional contracts for...

      Energy Companies Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his review of support for the Energy Company Obligation beyond 2022 as set out in the Clean Growth Strategy of...

      Consumers: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on what date his Department plans to publish the Consumer and Markets Green Paper.

      Ombudsman Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to improve the effectiveness of ombudsman services in the consumer markets; and if he will make...

      Energy: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to establish energy co-operation with other countries; and if he will make a statement.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Colombia: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in the Colombian Government and US Administration on ending child...

    • Libya: Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Libyan Government regarding recent reports of African migrants being sold at slave auctions.

      India: Foreign Relations

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

      Africa: Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the call for additional funding by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to address...

      Libya: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the extent of (a) modern slavery, (b) human trafficking and (c) associated violations of...

      Africa: Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of racism on modern slavery and human trafficking in Libya and other North...

      Africa: Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effectiveness of (a) UN sanctions targeted at individuals or organisations who are...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what guidance her Department provides to architects and contractors on the construction of health facilities which her Department...

    • Department for International Development: Brexit

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

      Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to support trauma counselling services for child Rohingya refugees?

      Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to contribute to funding of the Humanitarian Support Plan for Rohingya refugees?

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to provide humanitarian support for disabled Rohingya refugees in camps in Bangladesh?

      Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress her Department is making in the provision of long-term facilities such as shelters for Rohingya refugees.

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure access to education for child Rohingya refugees in camps in Bangladesh?

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps are being taken to ensure counselling services for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are provided in their native language.

      Department for International Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, 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)...

      Developing Countries: Pneumonia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to prevent deaths from pneumonia in developing countries in children under five years old; and if she will...

      Developing Countries: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress is being made in ending preventable child deaths by 2030 as set out in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Department for Education

    • English Baccalaureate: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment has she made of the impact of the English Baccalaureate on improving the educational outcomes for children on Free School Meals.

    • Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding per pupil did (a) free (b) academy (c) comprehensive, and (d) grammar schools receive in the latest period for which figures are...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of pupils in receipt of free school meals attend (a) Free Schools, (b) academies, (c) comprehensives and (d) grammar schools.

      English Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of English Baccalaureate students went on to (a) A-levels (b) vocational study and (c) an apprenticeship in the latest period for...

      English Baccalaureate: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of English Baccalaureate students in receipt of free school meals went on to (a) A-levels, (b) vocational study, and (c) an...

      English Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information has been issued to employers on the English Baccalaureate performance measure.

      English Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information has been issued to Russell Group Universities on the English Baccalaureate performance measure.

      English Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of trends in the proportion of students that obtain the English Baccalaureate in the last seven years.

      English Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of students who obtain the English Baccalaureate attend (a) state and (b) independent schools.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to publish the funding arrangements for new pre-registration dental hygiene and dental therapy students starting courses on or after 1...

      Class Sizes: Garston and Halewood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of average class sizes in Garston and Halewood constituency in each year since 2010.

      Universities: Early Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the the amount each university has spent on payments for early retirement in each of the last 3 years.

      Pupils: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2017 to Question 114597, what funds her Department allocated to promote that guidance through its social media...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many education, health and care plans have been provided to children in (a) the UK, (b) Greater London and (c) the London Borough of Newham in 2017.

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of changes to the RAB rate on the Department for Education’s budget in (a) 2018-19, (b) 2019-20, (c)...

      Nurseries: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of nursery providers in Ashfield constituency are rated outstanding or good by Ofsted.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the uptake of funded childcare for (a) two year olds and (b) three year olds among (i) disadvantaged and...

      Primary Education: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what percentage of primary age children in Ashfield constituency attend a school rated outstanding or good by Ofsted.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Courts: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many compensation orders were issued for each (a) offence and (b) sentence type in each of the last five years; and what the total value of...

    • Ministry of Justice: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, 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...

      Ministry of Justice: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, 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)...

      Family Proceedings: Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether it is a requirement for firms supplying forensic services in support of family court cases to be accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 standards.

      Domestic Violence: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many convictions there have been under section 76 of the Serious Crime Act 2015, relating to controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or...

      Eastwood Park Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Welsh women are serving sentences in Eastwood Park prison.

      Aircraft: Kingston upon Hull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 29 November 2017 to Question 115630, on aircraft: Kingston upon Hull, to set out the dates on which (a) the City of Culture...

      Aircraft: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the (a) insurance costs and (b) other costs of permanently housing the replica of Amy Johnson's Gipsy Moth in...

      Trimega

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether (a) the Government and (b) a local authority commissioned services from Trimega (i) before 10 July 2013 and (ii) after 11 April 2014.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to support people entering, returning and staying in the workforce after cancer.

    • Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2017 to Questions 116201, 116202, 116204 and 116205, what recent assessment his Department has made of...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will take steps to end zero-grazing in dairy cows.

    • Marine Protected Areas: British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in the Governments of UK Overseas Territories on creating fully...

      Food: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to promote British food produce to domestic consumers.

      Land: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the UK leaving the EU on land prices in rural communities.

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to publish his Department's 25-year plan for the environment before Christmas 2017.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with (a) Ministers and (b) officials of the Department for International...

      Sugar Beet: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to his announcement of 9 November 2017 on exploring alternatives to neonicotinoids, what plans his Department...

      Wildlife: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to tackle the illegal trade in wildlife; and if he will make a statement.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the oral contribution of the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union to the House of Lords...

      Food: Origin Marking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what work his Department has undertaken in the last two months to protect protected geographical indications?

      Wildlife: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the Government will publish annual reports on recorded wildlife crimes and related court proceedings and penalties.

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many successful convictions there have been for fly tipping in the past 12 months; and how many vehicles used in fly...

      Fishing Catches: British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, further to the Answer of 7 November 2017 to Question 110955, on fishing catches: British Overseas Territories, what fishing...

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Environment Agency on suspending applications of associated emission levels...

  • Home Office

    • HM Passport Office: Overtime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much HM Passport Office spent on overtime in each month of 2017.

    • Emergency Services Network: North Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made on building the infrastructure for the Emergency Services Network coverage across the North Wales Police area.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the letter sent on 9 October 2017 from the hon. Member for Sheffield, Heeley on police reserves.

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with (a) Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer and (b) HM Treasury officials on the possibility of providing...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received from police forces on the costs of policing fracking sites.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her Department's Special Grant Guidance updated on 28 November 2017, whether the Metropolitan Police will be required to...

      HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of (a) the average length of time the Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue...

      Abortion: Clinics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for her Department’s Review into harassment outside abortion facilities; what funding she has allocated to that...

      Automatic Number Plate Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to increase the availability the Automatic Numberplate Recognition Camera to Road Safety Partnerships to tackle the...

  • HM Treasury

    • Offshore Industry: Helicopters

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to require the insurance industry to publish historic cost benefit analyses of under writing commercial helicopter flights in the...

    • Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to promote better access to affordable credit; and whether his Department has plans to create a national interest-free credit scheme...

      Apprentices: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much funding has been raised by the Welsh police forces from the apprenticeship levy in the last 12 months.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October 2017 to Question 107743, on day care, how many and what proportion of parents who have successfully applied for...

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for public service pension schemes of the judgment of the Supreme Court in Walker v. Innospec...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when his Department plans to respond to the letter to the Chief Secretary from the hon. Member for Christchurch dated 30 October 2017 on public sector exit...

      Credit Unions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to support access to credit unions; and if he will make a statement.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate the Government has made of savings accrued to the public purse as a result of the spending control process with government suppliers in...

    • Senior Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 26 October 2017 to Question 108814, on senior civil servants recruitment, whether the information referred to in that Answer...

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the oral evidence given by Sir Mark Lyall Grant to the Defence Select Committee on 14 November 2017, HC 556, if he will list the...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Cabinet Office of 22 November 2017, Official Report,...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people in the UK have been fined for failing to complete a Household Enquiry Form for voter registration in each of the last 5 years.

      Electoral Register: Gender Recognition

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure that people who identify as transgender can register to vote.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2017 to Question 10794 on the electoral register, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of...

      High Speed Two: Electronic Government

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2017 to Question 10275, on electronic government, what services were bought by HS2 Ltd; and what the cost of each...

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to Answer of 28 November 2017 to Question 110275, on electronic government, to what Supplier Nil Return refers to in that Answer.

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 4 July 2017 to Question 2214, which local authorities will participate in the proof of identity pilot for the May 2018 local...

      Electoral Register: Cheshire

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the factors affecting electoral registration and voter engagement in the Cheshire East Unitary Authority.

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many Government departments, agencies and arms’ length bodies do not use the gov.uk website.

      National Security

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the National Security Capability Review will be completed.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of eligible people not on the electoral register in (a) England and (b) Bolton West constituency since 2010?

  • Department for International Trade

    • Exports: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate he has made of the number of businesses in Essex that export overseas, which countries those business export to and the value...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many premises in Scotland had superfast and fibre broadband service made available to them as a result of the Digital...

    • Broadband: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the number of proportion of premises which have access to fibre and superfast broadband as a...

      Social Media: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to protect adults from cyber-bullying on social media.

      Social Media: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has had meetings with social media companies to discuss their responsibilities relating to cyber-bullying in the...

      Betting: Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with which companies in the betting industry (a) she and (b) Ministers from her Department have met in the last three months,...

      Arts: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what grants her Department has allocated to arts projects in Liverpool Walton constituency in each of the last three years.

  • Department of Health

    • Home Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will earmark funding to support the recruitment and retention of carers who provide personal homecare visits.

    • Nursing Associates: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of training time for the new nursing associate role is allocated to each specialism.

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received on the implementation of the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations; and if he will make a statement.

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on a) levels of non-compliance with the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations and b) the number of successful...

      Hemel Hempstead Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the proceeds from the sale of the existing Hemel Hempstead hospital site will be used to provide new hospital facilities in Hemel...

      Health Services: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what NHS services he expects to be available to residents of Hemel Hempstead from the new facilities to be provided by (a) West Hertfordshire Hospitals...

      Pharmacy Integration Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much of the Pharmacy Integration Fund for 2017-18 has been spent to date; and if he will provide a breakdown of that expenditure.

      Congenital Abnormalities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will undertake an annual review of all congenital anomalies with the independent scientific advice of the Commission on Human Medicines, as...

      Transplant Surgery: Stem Cells

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the provision of care and support available to patients following a stem cell transplant.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made by Health Education England on developing standards for prescribing that include the risks and benefits of medication,...

      Mental Health Services: Out of Area Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to reduce Out of Area Placements in Mental Health Services.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress is being made on implementing the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health recommendation that NHS England should 9a) define a quantified...

      Dental Services: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the proportion of people aged (a) 65 and over, (b) 75 and over and (c) 85 and over who visited an NHS dentist in the 24...

      Dental Services: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that dependent older people receiving care in your home services or living in care homes can access NHS...

      Dental Health: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to publish the next Adult Dental Health Survey.

      Dementia: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that dental practitioners receive dementia awareness training.

      GP at Hand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2017 to Question 114582 on General Practitioners: Finance, if he plans to review the performance of the GP at Hand...

      GP at Hand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2017 to Question 114582 on General Practitioners: finance, what criteria his Department will use to monitor the GP...

      General Practitioners: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients are registered with each General Practitioner in each Clinical Commissioning Group area in Essex.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding he has allocated from the public purse to support the development of new (a) primary care centres and (b) healthcare hubs.

      Health Services and Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment the Government has made of the resilience of the UK’s health and social care infrastructure to the effects of climate change.

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of progress in reducing the greenhouse gas emissions of NHS Trusts; and what steps he is taking to ensure that the NHS...

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will ban vaginal mesh operations.

      Health: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the potential risks of transferring intellectual property rights of publicly-funded health research to private...

      Mental Health Services: Warwickshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has assessed the effect of the restructuring of mental health services in Warwickshire, by the Coventry and Warwickshire...

      Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients: Addictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 29 November 2017 to Question 114972 on compulsorily detained mental patients: addictions, in what format the information is...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on how many dentists took on new patients in each year since 2010.

      Dental Services: Private Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of how many dentists are only taking on private patients.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of how many people in England were unable to access a dentist in each year since 2010.

      Paramedical Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the patient safety implications of using ambulance technicians instead of ambulance paramedics; and if he will make...

      Action On Smoking and Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 8 November 2017 to Question 110843, for what reasons the figure for funding from his Department to Action on Smoking and Health...

      Action On Smoking and Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 8 November 2017 to Question 110843, for what reasons the grant was awarded for supporting the Tobacco Control Plan in the...

      Hereditary Diseases: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of treatment provision for people diagnosed with Acid Sphingomyelinase Deficiency.

      Hereditary Diseases: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of treatment provision for people diagnosed with Alström syndrome.

      Circle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his oral answer of 14 November 2017, Official Report column, 143, what estimate he has made of the rates of inflationary increase in NHS...

      G4S: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many complaints he has received about ambulance and patient transfer services provided by G4S; and if he will make a statement.

      Mental Illness: Police Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 10.3 of the explanatory memorandum to the Mental Health Act 1983 (Places of Safety) Regulations 2017, whether funding has...

  • Department for Transport

    • Shared Spaces: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that shared space schemes address the needs of disabled people; and whether they intend to commit, in the Department for...

    • Motorcycles: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of mopeds operating in the fast-food delivery business whose riders have only a provisional licence.

      Motorcycles: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they collect statistics regarding the number of accidents involving moped riders with provisional licences; and if so, whether those statistics are...

      Ferries: Irish Sea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Brexit on ferry services in the Irish Sea.

      Aviation: Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk to UK citizens resulting from their decision to ban flights between the UK and Sharm el Sheikh.

  • Home Office

    • Offences against Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 7 November (HL2758), whether they have any evidence of public concern caused by Operation...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • South Georgia: Rescue Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition was denied approval to operate a rescue helicopter in South Georgia earlier this year.

    • Arms Trade: Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy regarding the ongoing sale of weapons to nations which have been shown to have used UK-manufactured weapons for the purpose...

      South Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development's South Sudan peace process; whether they intend to propose any new diplomatic...

      Canada: Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to improve political relations with the government of Canada.

      Taiwan: Sustainable Development

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to support the participation of Taiwan in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the date of their most recent representations to the government of Israel about the treatment of Palestinian children arrested by the army of Israel,...

      Diplomatic Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the latest list of Ambassadors and High Commissioners accredited to the UK.

      Diplomatic Immunity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the number of people accredited to Embassies and High Commissions in the UK who have diplomatic immunity.

  • Department for Education

    • Pupils: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether parental consent was obtained by school attendance officers before parents were sent letters by researchers for the study entitled Unidentified Chronic...

    • Adult Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the adult education budget in England in 2016–17 was allocated to 16–24 year olds (1) in total, (2) for those on first full Level 2...

      Students: Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the resource accounting budgeting charge in England for (1) fee-loans for part-time higher education undergraduate students, (2) loans for adult learners...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Sentences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisoners in England and Wales who had been released after serving a prison sentence of less than a year went on to re-offend in each of the last five years.

    • Custodial Treatment: Private Sector

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much have (1) G4S, (2) Sodexo, and (3) other private providers, been paid since 2010 in relation to the management of custodial services.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Sentinel Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to keep Sentinel aircraft in service beyond 2021; and if not, how they plan to meet that capability requirement.

    • Littoral Warfare

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the contributions of (1) HMS Albion, and (2) HMS Bulwark, to the UK’s overall amphibious capability; and whether they...

      Caribbean: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any part of the costs of aid given in connetion with the recent hurricanes and storms in the Caribbean and South-Western United States has come from the...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost to local authorities of the new requirement to comply with a social care providers scheme linked to payments for sleep-in...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the future involvement of the UK in the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the government of Canada and the EU.

  • Department of Health

    • Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has undertaken any evaluation of glucose monitors used by people living with diabetes; if so, whether...

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