Written answers

Thursday, 7 December 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • East Anglia Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of investing in rail infrastructure on the Great Eastern Main Line to increase capacity for rail...

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 29 November 2017 to Question 114943, whether his Department has set a target for the proportion of resources manufactured in...

      Railways: Leigh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 29 November 2017 to Question 114759, on railways: Greater Manchester, whether as part of the range of issues discussed his...

      Motor Vehicle Type Approval

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure the continuation of European Whole Vehicle Type Approval certificates for cars after the UK leaves the EU.

      Motor Vehicles: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to increase the take-up of hydrogen fuelled private vehicles.

      Department for Transport: Brexit

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

      Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to support the pedestrianisation of more town and city centres to encourage walking and tackle poor air quality.

      Roads: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure (a), Northern Lincolnshire, (b) East Yorkshire and (c) other rural areas have suitable road...

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve the quality of local trains in Northern Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire.

      Railways: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will re-open the Fleetwood to Poulton-le-Fylde rail line as part of the Government's strategic vision for rail.

      Department for Transport: Brexit

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

      Buses: Tyres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what research he plans to commission into the safety implications of tyres on buses and coaches being more than 10 years old.

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what Network Rail’s total labour costs were for (a) maintenance delivered in-house and (b) works delivery in each of the last five years.

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent proposals he has received from Network Rail on (a) maintenance and (b) operational efficiencies.

      Railways: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason the proposed railcard for ages 26 to 30 years will be available only for off-peak travel.

      Railways: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of the pilot scheme for the 26-30 rail card.

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions the management of DVSA management has had with the Public and Commercial Services union on that union's concerns relating to the new...

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many members of the Public and Commercial Services union working within DVSA have been subject to disciplinary hearings or investigations by...

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, who carried out the risk assessment on the new driving test; and what the findings of that assessment were.

      Roads: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on upgrades or improvements to the (a) A55 and (b) M4/A40 corridor to cope with potential delays...

  • Home Office

    • Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to review the effectiveness of integration systems for refugees.

    • Edward Snowden

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether any journalists have been placed under surveillance under (a) Operation Curable (b) any other operation since the leak of classified...

      Passports and Visas: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to increase the number of sites where applicants can submit biometric data for the purposes of (a) visa and (b)...

      Offenders: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to deport non-UK offenders who were deported after committing offences in the UK who subsequently...

      Refugees: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the Refugee Rights Data Project report Twelve Months On about the situation for displaced people in northern...

      Fisheries: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with representatives of the Scottish fishing industry on that industry’s immigration needs after the UK...

      Veterinary Medicine: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 29 November 2017 to Question 115507, if the Government will take steps to ensure that the non-UK EU...

      Ports: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what additional purchases of (a) land and (b) facilities her Department has made at each of the Welsh ports to establish additional customs...

      UK Border Force: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Border Force staff are deployed in Wales by location; and how many of those staff are trained in customs operations.

      Immigration: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether children of parents with EU citizenship will be able to apply for settled status in their own right before they reach the age of 18.

      Police: Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which constabularies have stopped using using Police Information Notices.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Space Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government plans further to develop commercial space exploration in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

    • Energy Intensive Industries: Renewables Obligation

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

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many homes will have been offered a smart meter by the end of 2017.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the difference between the number of homes that will have been offered a smart meter by...

      Energy Intensive Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the levy established to support energy intensive industries through the Electricity Supplier Obligations...

      Nuclear Reactors: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of levels in investment in the development of Small Modular Reactors in the next 12 months.

      Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to his announcement on the Industrial Strategy, what steps is he taking to ensure that the Strategy is...

      Business: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the value added to the UK economy by businesses based in Essex.

      EU Energy Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether it is the Government's policy to remain in the EU internal energy market after the UK leaves the EU.

      Industry: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment the Government has made of the level of private sector investment required to deliver on the objectives...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will establish a funding stream for programmes to support freedom of religion or belief.

    • Saudi Arabia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what training and assistance his Department has provided to the Saudi-led Coalition's Joint Incident and Assessment Team in the...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the recent findings of the Saudi-led Coalition's Joint Incident Assessment Team into...

      Bahrain: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when officials of his Department last raised the cases of Mohamed Ramadan and Husain Moosa with the Government of Bahrain.

      Libya: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Libyan counterpart on reports of gross human rights abuses, human trafficking and...

      Palestinians: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the 21 November 2017 to Question 113243 on Palestinians: foreign relations, what his Department’s definition...

      International Court of Justice: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the implications are for his Department's policies of a British judge not sitting on the International Court of Justice.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit

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

      Serbia: EU Enlargement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in Serbia on that country's request to join the EU.

      Cyprus: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to assist in ongoing talks to bring a lasting peace between the Turkish and Greek communities in Cyprus.

      Ukraine: Famine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Government has plans to mark the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the (a) number of officials to be employed by his Department and (b) his Department's payroll in...

      Turkey: Freedom of Expression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his counterpart in Turkey on repression of independent media and the right to free...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the transparency document entitled FCO ministers: travel - April to June 2017, which tickets relating to...

      China: Civil Liberties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in China on freedom of religion and freedom of expression in Jiangxi...

      Chile: Foreign Relations

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

      Sudan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the Sudanese Government’s performance against the UN (Ruggie) Guiding...

      Nigeria: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to help support freedom of religion or belief in Central Nigeria.

      Nigeria: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he had received on threats to freedom of religion or belief in Central Nigeria arising from violence involving...

      Nigeria: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the level of press freedom in Kaduna State, Nigeria.

      Nguyen Trung Ton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Vietnam on the detention in July 2017 of pastor Nguyen Trung Ton.

      Nguyen Bac Truyen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Vietnam on the arrest in July 2017 of human rights defender, Nguyen Bac...

      Belarus: Forced Labour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has assessed the extent to which forced labour is used in Belarus.

      Yemen: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions the UK Ambassador to Yemen has had with the officials of the former President Saleh of Yemen since the...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

  • Attorney General

    • Crime: Victims

      To ask the Attorney General, what discussions he has had with the Crown Prosecution Service on applications to the Courts for compensation orders to support victims of crime.

    • Cycling: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Attorney General, how many successful prosecutions there have been of cyclists riding on pavements in the last 12 months.

  • Department for International Development

    • Robert Carr Civil Society Networks Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she plans to increase the UK contribution to the Robert Carr Network Fund for civil society.

    • Developing Countries: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will publish her Department's policy on HIV/Aids.

      Department for International Development: Brexit

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

      International AIDS Conference

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she plans to attend the International AIDS Conference in July 2018.

      Rohingya: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department has taken to respond to the particular needs of people affected by gender-based violence during the Rohingya...

      Fairtrade Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to increase awareness of the Fairtrade Mark.

      Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that humanitarian aid can reach civilians in (a) the besieged area of East Ghouta and...

      Syria: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to support women who are internally displaced in Syria.

      Syria: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make an assessment of the effect of providing support for gender equality in Syria on a) conflict resolution, and b) the...

      UN Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions her Department has had with UN Women about the UK contribution to its core funding.

      Developing Countries: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that water, sanitation and hygene services are integrated into its gender and...

      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.

  • Department for Education

    • Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether there is a formal mechanism by which educational organisations concerned about levels of funding can effectively communicate those concerns to...

    • Children: Food Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department is taking steps to ensure that children in receipt of free school meals do not go hungry over the Christmas period.

      Private Education: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of schools which follow an Accelerated Christian Education curriculum.

      Private Education: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her policy is on requiring independent schools to offer qualifications that are recognised and accredited by Ofqual; and if she will make a statement.

      Private Education: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of independent schools that are teaching a faith-based curriculum.

      Primary Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that children born prematurely are not disadvantaged by delays to the start their education.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to widen the Apprenticeship Levy to include money for wider skills traineeships and other forms of high-quality training.

      Autism: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November to Question 112473, how many of the 150,000 education staff trained via the Autism Education Trust (AET) are (a)...

      Autism: Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2017 to Questions 110785, 110786 and 110787, how many children diagnosed with autism have received a permanent or...

      Special Educational Needs: Pupil Exclusions

      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 (SEND) received a permanent or...

      Department for Education: Legatum Institute

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

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions her Department has had with music educators on the National Plan for Music Education; and whether that Plan should (a) include Early...

      Department for Education: Brexit

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

      Wakefield City Academies Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons the Education and Skills Funding Agency did not issue a financial notice to improve to Wakefield City Academies Trust in 2016...

      Wakefield City Academies Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 07 November to Question 111967, whether she plans to publish the ESFA report into Wakefield City Academies Trust following...

      Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many separate breaches of the Academies Financial Handbook have been recorded by her Department in the last 12 months.

      Pre-school Education: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what percentage of children in Ashfield constituency who are (a) eligible and (b) not eligible for free school meals have achieved school readiness...

      Student Loans Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to (a) increase the membership and (b) expand the diversity of the Board of the Student Loans Company.

      GCE A-Level: Knowsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps her Department has taken to ensure young people in Knowsley have access to academic A-level provision within the borough boundaries.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether businesses can transfer their apprentice levy vouchers to smaller businesses in their supply chain.

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 5 of her Department's early years national funding formula technical note of December 2016, whether her Department has...

      Institute for Apprenticeships: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the (a) appointment process and (b) selection criteria was for the (i) members and (ii) route panel chairs of the Institute for Apprenticeships.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department has taken to ensure the planned sale of student loans with a face value of £3.7 billion represents value for money.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the resale value of the sale of the latest tranch of student loans.

      Apprentices: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the Building Services Engineering Technician apprenticeship scheme is due to commence; and if she will make a statement.

      Foster Care: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to increase the number of foster carers in the West Midlands.

      Skerton Community High School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the former Skerton High School site is used for educational purposes.

      Faith Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to (a) amend or (b) remove the 50 per cent faith-based cap on admissions to Catholic schools.

      Service Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much was spent from the public purse on the Service Pupil Premium in each year from 2011 to 2017.

      Service Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools are in receipt of the Service Pupil Premium; and how much each such school receives.

      Children: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will provide a breakdown of the £5 million budget allocated to the trial of home learning interventions in the north of England by (a)...

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has plans to devolve post-16 skills policy to Mayoral Combined Authorities.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to monitor the (a) educational attainment of, (b) financial performance of and (c) special educational needs...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department has issued to regulate the exclusion from school of pupils with (a) special educational needs and (b) disabilities.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which local authorities have requested permission to disapply guidelines on the ring-fenced dedicated schools grant for the financial year 2018-19;...

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2017 to Question 116575 on Pre-school Education: Recruitment, if he will publish the membership of the task and...

      Child Minding: Grandparents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the reasons are for grandparents who are childminders to be ineligible to receive 30-funded hours of childcare for their grandchildren.

      Construction: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 119 of the Government's Industrial Strategy, if she will publish the programmes to be funded through the £34 million...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions Tornado teams have been deployed to prisons since September 2010.

    • Community Rehabilitation Companies: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will take steps to ensure that the issues relating to staff overwork identified in the Probation Inspectors Report on Gloucestershire (a) in...

      Ministry of Justice: Legatum Institute

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

      War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people convicted of war crimes are detained in the UK; and how many people have been so detained in the last 10 years?

      Probation: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the joint HM Inspectorate of Probation and the Care Quality Commission report entitled New Psychoactive Substances: the response by...

      Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department consulted the Amy Johnson Arts Trust before the decision was made on the permanent location of the replica of Amy Johnson's plane.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Pupils: Bullying

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what assessment has been made of the merits of the Church of England's recent guidance to nursery and primary...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • USA: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2017 to Question 107136, whether briefings given to UK military personnel in support of US counter-terror actions...

    • Law of War

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions the Government has authorised the use of lethal force in a non-military context under the legal basis of self-defence since August...

      Marines: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel from (a) 42 Commando (b) 40 Commando (c) 45 Commando Royal Marines have been deployed overseas in the last two years.

      Armed Forces: Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to announce (a) the establishment of the proposed Cadet Forces Commission and (b) the proposed transfer of volunteer officers attached to...

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to supply lethal aid to the Ukrainian armed forces; and if he will make a statement.

      Defence Equipment: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which projects forming part of his Department’s core equipment plan were subject to virement at the close of Annual Budget Cycle 16; and what the...

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the shortfall was for the recruitment of reserve and regular soldiers and officers in (a) Infantry, (b) Royal Artillery, (c) Royal Corps of...

      Army: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many regular and reserve conventional UK Army personnel from (a) Infantry, (b) Royal Artillery, (c) Royal Corps of Signals, (d) Army Medical...

      Air Force: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many RAF personnel were deployed overseas in the (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14, (c) 2014-15, (d) 2015-16 and (e) 2016-17 financial years.

      Reserve Forces: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces reservists were paid a bounty in the (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14, (c) 2014-15, (d) 2015-16 and (e) 2016-17 financial years.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many flying hours have been logged by BAe146 (a) CCMk2 and (b) CMk3 aircraft in each of the last five years.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many flying hours have been logged on (a) Griffin HT1, (b) Hawk T1, (c) Hawk T2, (d) King Air B200, (e) Tucano T1, (f) Tutor T1, (g) Squirrel HT1,...

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Operational Pinch Points there are in the (a) Naval Service, (b) Army Service and (c) RAF Service; and what assessment he has made of the...

      Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2017 to Question 114635, how does a Commander assess humidity, wind speed and air temperature and other...

      Ministry of Defence: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many civil servants have been recruited so far to his Department to work on matters relating to the UK leaving the EU; and how many more civil...

      Armed Forces: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many allegations of ill-treatment of a subordinate have been made in each of the last ten years; and in which bases such incidents were alleged to...

      Army: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many soldiers who enlisted in the Army aged (a) under 18 and (b) 18 years or above dropped out before completing phase two training in the last five...

      Army: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many trainee soldiers who enlisted at (a) Army Foundation College (Harrogate) and (b) Infantry Training Centre (Catterick) dropped out before the...

      Army: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Army recruits who left before the end of their Phase 2 training enlisted at the age of (a) 16 and (b) 17 in the last five financial years for...

      Reserve Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of the total strength of the Army Reserve as at 1 October 2017 are (a) Phase 1 Trained, (b) Phase 2 (or special to arm)...

      Reserve Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the Army Reserve are eligible to (a) deploy on overseas exercises, (b) deploy on overseas operations and (c) be mobilised.

      Reserve Forces: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the Army Reserve qualified for the annual bounty in each of the last three years.

      Reserve Forces: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Army Reserve Soldiers who received their bounty in April 2017 qualified for (a) Year 1 (£444), (b) Year 2 (£982), (c) Year 3...

      Reserve Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average number of Manned Training Days undertaken by (a) an individual soldier, (b) a Company (or equivalent) and (c) a Battalion (or...

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of the strength of the Army Reserve as at 1 October 2017 are (a) Regular Soldiers on fixed term attachments, (b) on a Full...

      Reserve Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people on Full Time Reserve Soldier contracts are eligible (a) to deploy on overseas exercises, (b) to deploy on overseas operations, (c) to...

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of Army Reserve Soldiers as of 1 October 2017 are ex-regulars on the Regular to Reserve bonus scheme.

      Reserve Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of Reserve Soldiers on the Regular to Reserve Bonus scheme have achieved (a) Key Milestone 1, (b) Key Milestone 2, (c) Key...

      Chinook Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to reduce the UK Chinook Force.

      Ministry of Defence: Surrey Satellite Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse is of his Department's stake in Surrey Satellite Technology.

      Satellites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library details of the Carbonite-2 demonstrator program.

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the current value of contingency funding is for the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Programme for work related to the development of the PWR3 for the...

      Nuclear Reactors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the PWR3 nuclear reactor programme will move into its manufacturing phase.

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to sustain the number of nuclear suitably qualified and experienced engineers and scientists and develop the UK’s next...

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department is planning a nuclear propulsion capability review.

      Army: Staff

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

      MOD Hebrides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons the number of guards at Hebrides Range has been decreased.

      Ministry of Defence: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the transparency document entitled MoD's ministerial travel, April to June 2017, which tickets relating to which journeys were (a)...

      Warships: Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether implementation of the National Shipbuilding Strategy will include steps to benchmark shipbuilding facilities at Birkenhead, Glasgow and Rosyth...

      Hawk Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of ending Hawk aircraft manufacture in the UK on the UK's sovereign capability to...

      HMS Ocean

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the decommissioning of HMS Ocean on the Royal Navy's LHD capability and the...

      Military Bases: Nurseries and Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) nurseries and (b) primary schools there are on Armed Forces bases in the UK.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment: Motor Neurone Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made made of the effect of personal independence payments assessments on stress levels for sufferers of...

    • Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to include provision similar to the Severe Disability Premium as part of universal credit.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Maladministration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the answer of 28 November 2017 to Question 115232, how many claimants of Employment and Support Allowance were subject to payment...

      Low Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish a breakdown of the £8 million investment announced in the Autumn Budget for in-work support for low-paid workers on...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, 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)...

      Unemployment: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans the Government has to tackle unemployment among people over the age of 50 who have been made redundant.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the oral contribution of the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union to the House of Lords European Union...

      Pensions: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with representatives of the pensions industry on improving guidance and information on pensions provided to people...

      Pension Wise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of making Pension Wise an opt-out service.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate he has made of the additional funding required by his Department over the next two years to prepare effectively for the...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Liverpool Walton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what property his Department (a) leases and (b) owns in Liverpool Walton constituency.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Liverpool Walton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people his Department employs in Liverpool Walton constituency.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department makes of a person's cognitive capacity when holding them responsible for ensuring that the financial data...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 7357, how many of the 88,920 people aged 65-69 previously awarded disability living...

      Mortgages: Interest Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he has taken to support people who, in the event of outstanding loans on their property increasing due to the replacement of...

      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, whether his Department has consulted with local...

      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, if he will adopt a policy of no sanctions at...

      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, if his Department will estimate how many customers...

      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, if his Department will estimate how many staff on...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants have been moved from a higher rate mobility component to a lower rate as a result of their transfer from Disability Living...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to make an assessment of the effectiveness of his Department's pilot for recording face-to-face medical assessments for PIP.

      Universal Credit: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criteria were used to determine which job centres in Wales would have their full transition to universal credit delayed as set out in the...

      Universal Credit: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many responsible carers by number and age of children have been sanctioned under universal credit.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in the Employment Support Allowance work-related activity group are not eligible for the work-related activity component under...

      Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many disabled people who have applied for universal credit have had to wait for more than five weeks to receive their first payment.

      Universal Credit: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many lone parents who have applied for universal credit have had to wait for more than five weeks to receive their first payment.

      Universal Credit: Part-time Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether universal credit claimants who are in part-time work must in some circumstances continue to look for further work or face a sanction.

      Social Security Benefits: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many children aged less than 17 receive (a) disability living allowance, (b) personal independence payments and (c) armed forces...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Game: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department takes to (a) enforce the Welfare Code for game birds and (b) ensure that cages used for breeding...

    • Animal Welfare: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to consult Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and other animal welfare charities on draft legislative proposals...

      Carbon Emissions: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to supporting more sustainable, low emission agriculture.

      Game: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has plans to bring forward legislative proposals banning the keeping of game birds in cages; and if...

      Cetaceans: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dolphins, porpoises, whales, harbour seals and other protected species have been accidentally caught by commercial...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Legatum Institute

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

      Primates: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on licensing for business selling pets on the sale of primates.

      Primates: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how frequently the Code of Practice for the welfare of privately kept non-human primates has been reviewed; and if he will...

      Primates: Pets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the Government will ban the (a) trade or (b) keeping of primates as pets.

      Whales: Iceland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the issue of whaling was discussed during his visit to Iceland in August 2017.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the additional funding required by his Department over the next two years to prepare...

      Pigmeat: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Secretary of State for International Trade on assessing current EU...

      Pigs: Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Veterinary Medicines Directorate on retaining the use of antibiotics in...

      Circuses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to introduce legislative proposals to ban the use of animals in travelling circuses in the current session...

      Food: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on (a) food standards and (b) salmonella rates in eggs of a free trade...

      Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to protect the economic viability of smaller farms.

      Dogs: Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to modernise the licensing scheme for dog breeding and selling to improve the welfare of dogs.

      Animal Welfare: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2017 to Question 115879, on what basis his Department decides which of its statutory...

      Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will make an assessment of the effect of riparian ownership laws on the number and extent of cases of...

      Water: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment has he made of the environmental sustainability of England's chalk streams; and if he will make a...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to give animal sentience protection under the law; and if he will make a statement.

      Cats: Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will introduce compulsory microchipping of domestic cats.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his oral contribution of 5 September 2017, Official Report, column 82, Grenfell Tower and Building Safety, for how...

    • High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make a financial contribution towards the costs levied on leaseholders who are required to remove cladding on...

      Religious Hatred: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the conclusions of the Tell MAMA Annual Report...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what consideration the Government is giving to the delivery of place quality in its national housebuilding strategy.

      INTERREG Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to support the participation of English regions in European Territorial Cooperation programmes after the UK...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local authorities have received a) extra borrowing approval and b) the ability to transfer money from the general fund in...

      Garden Communities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his policy is on the criteria for board membership of garden settlement development corporations; and will be responsible...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the additional powers granted to Homes England that were announced in Autumn Budget 2017 will be; and what the timetable...

      Community Housing Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans announce the funding allocations for the Community Housing Fund.

      Females: Refuges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many women’s refuges have closed in (a) Kirklees, (b) West Yorkshire and (c) England in each of the last 7 years.

      Homelessness: Liverpool City Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to pilot the Housing First model to prevent homelessness in the Liverpool City Region.

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the oral contribution of the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union to the House of Lords European...

      Guide Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken to reduce the number of access refusals of guide dogs owners?

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Legatum Institute

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

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the (a) number of officials to be employed by his Department and (b) his Department's payroll in...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many starter homes he expects to be built over the course of this Parliament.

      Supported Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, for what reasons his Department made the decision not to use the existing category of specified exempt accommodation as the...

      Supported Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the proposals contained in the consultation document Funding Supported Housing: Policy Statement and...

      First-time Buyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, of the £2.3 billion allocated to starter homes in the Autumn Statement 2015, how much had been spent by April 2017; and...

      Non-domestic Rates: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of raising the business rate thresholds for small firms located in...

      Licensed Premises: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of reviewing the system for assessing the level of business...

      Homelessness: Liverpool City Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when the proportion of the £28m announced in Autumn Budget 2017 for housing first pilot scheme and allocated to the...

      Housing: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what account his Department takes of the Government's policy on immigration in its planning for future housing needs.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department analyses up-to-date population projections when formulating future housing plans.

      Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the Government has any plans to widen the duty to cooperate to include a requirement for councils to consider together...

      Local Plans: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the criteria is for his Department's approval the local plan for Coventry City Council.

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if his Department will make funding available towards the costs levied on leaseholders who are required to remove cladding on...

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the General Aviation Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of how current planning guidance...

      Forests: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to strengthen protection for ancient woodland in the National Planning Policy Framework; and what recent...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has has with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea about meeting the cost of survivors of the...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding has been allocated to the pilot on right-to-buy for housing associations to date; and how much has been...

      Floods: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to allow applications for grants from the 2015 Communities and Business Recovery Scheme, for...

      Mobile Homes: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent representations has he received on the (a) 100% maximum resale charge and (b) rate at which pitch fees can increase...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the protection afforded to buyers by New Homes Warranties; if he will take steps...

      Local Government: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Written Statement of 7 November 2017, HCWS 232, on local government improvement, what criteria the Government...

  • HM Treasury

    • Employment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Hartz Reforms on employment in Germany, what support his Department provides to people in marginal employment in the UK.

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the problems with the Childcare Service helpline have been resolved.

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations his Department received ahead of the autumn Budget 2017 on compensation for Equitable Life investors.

      Treasury: Brexit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, 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...

      Environment Protection: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if it is his Department's policy that the total carbon price should remain at present levels until 2025.

      Environment Protection: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the sum of the total carbon price is that will remain in place until 2025

      Environment Protection: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what components make up the sum of the total carbon price that will remain in place until 2025.

      Environment Protection: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 4.51 of the Red Book, what his Department’s definition is for new low-carbon electricity levies.

      Environment Protection: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department had with Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in advance of the Autumn Budget 2017, on the effect of his...

      Employee Ownership

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of potential merits of reducing the five-year holding period for Share Incentive Plans to three-years.

      Non-domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what training Valuation Office staff receive on assessing business rates.

      Non-domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many appeals were made to the Valuation Office on business rate revaluation in (a) 2010 and (b) 2017 to date.

      Loans: Republic of Ireland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, will the outstanding loan monies still owed by the Government of the Irish Republic to the UK Goverment be affected in any way by Parliament's decision to...

      Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to tackle corporate tax evasion following the publication of the Panama Papers.

      Personal Savings: Interest Rates

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representation he has received on the new rules and guidance regarding interest rates on savings accounts that were issued by the Financial Conduct...

      Valuation Office Agency: Closures

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the Valuation Office Agency offices that are being considered for closure under the office closure programme.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the answer of 1 December 2017, to Question 116033, for what reason the information on the number of disabled children eligible for Tax-Free...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Public Sector: Employment

      To ask the Minister of the Cabinet Office what the total number of Northern Irish workers currently employed by the public sector across the rest of the UK is.

    • Heart Diseases: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people aged under 40 die of undiagnosed heart conditions each week in England.

      Cabinet Office: Brexit

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

      Drugs: Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many drug-related deaths there have been by age group in each of the last twelve months.

      General Election 2017

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government plans to undertake a comprehensive investigation of intimidation of candidates and canvassers during the 2017 General...

      Cabinet Office: Brexit

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

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many new Government websites have been approved through the Government's spending controls process in the last five years.

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many applications have been (a) received and (b) approved by the Naming and Approvals Committee in the last five years.

      Mortality Rates

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the mortality rates of (a) communicable disease, (b) non-communicable disease and (c) injuries in each year for which...

      Diarrhoea: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the mortality rate for diarrheal diseases has been in each region of England in each year for which data is available.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to reduce the proportion of eligible voters who are not on the electoral register.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what evidence base his Department uses to assess what gaps exist in the electoral register.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of implementing an automatic voter registration system.

      Brain Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many cases of Acoustic Neuroma have been diagnosed in each Clinical Commissioning Group in each year since 2010.

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will work with local authorities to ensure that none of the voter ID pilots taking place in May 2018 accept only a passport or driving license as...

      Fraud: Databases

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, from which (a) public and (b) private sector bodies will data be processed as part of the National Fraud Initiative.

      House of Lords Composition

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment he has made of the changes to the level of funding from the public purse of the recommendations of report of the Lord Speaker’s...

      Children: Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the greatest cause of death for (a) male and (b) female children aged between 0 and 5 was in each region in each year since 2008. .

      Government Departments: Twitter

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether direct messages (a) sent from and (b) received by government Twitter accounts will be transferred to the National Archives as official records.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many countries have informed his Department that they would like to have trade deals with the UK after the UK leaves the EU.

    • Turkey: Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the agenda was for the discussion for the 3rd TF-X fighter aircraft programme at the steering committee meeting held in London between...

      Department for International Trade: Brexit

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

      Small Businesses: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2017 to Question 115425 on small businesses, what the (a) rate of default was on loans provided by UK...

      Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2017 to Question 115414, what steps he plans to take to increase growth in exports of goods and...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Mobile Phones: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with BT on charges to landline customers who phone mobile numbers.

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the oral contribution of the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union to the House of Lords...

      Mass Media: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what meetings her Department has had with (a) Facebook and (b) Twitter on (i) fake news and (ii) methods of removing fake news...

      Voluntary Work: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what her Department's policy is on DBS checks for volunteers in sporting activities.

      Offences Against Children: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she has taken to tackle child abuse in sport.

      British Parachute Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received about the adequacy of the safeguarding policy of the British Parachute Association.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Legatum Institute

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what meetings Ministers of her Department have had with representatives of the Legatum Institute in the last 12 months.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much time her Department spent in compiling impact assessments and other material for the sectoral analyses it provided to...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Brexit

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

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent estimate she has made of the additional funding required by her Department over the next two years to prepare...

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the transparency document entitled DCMS: Ministerial travel, 1st April to 30th June 2017, which tickets...

      Libraries Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, for what reason his Department has not published the full dataset from the Libraries Taskforce.

      Broadband: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans her Department has to provide funding for the (a) latest broadband technologies and (b) 5G technologies to support...

      Sports: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to increase the provision of organised sport for children outside schools.

  • Department of Health

    • Doctors and Nurses: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the pass mark for the International English Language Test for doctors and nurses was last reviewed; and when he next plans to review the pass mark.

    • NHS Trusts: Subsidiary Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Health of 14 November 2017, Official Report, column 129, on NHS Trusts: subsidiary...

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions (a) Ministers and (b) officials have held with (i) NICE and (ii) NHS England about issuing guidelines on the use of vaginal mesh...

      Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether (a) NHS England and (b) his Department plan to update guidance on the delivery of non-emergency patient transport.

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to provide nursing placements in community nursing homes as a means of expanding training placement availability.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to reduce attrition rates for students on nursing degree courses.

      Health Services: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that homeless people can access NHS services.

      NHS: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the funding allocated to the NHS has been spent on agency staff in each of the last 7 years.

      Health Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on encouraging clinical commissioning groups to require providers to complete the Improving Quality in Physiological Services...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) young and (b) older people who are not registered with a GP.

      Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many officials of his Department have core responsibilities which include non-emergency patient transport?

      Out-patients: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to collect data recording the reasons why NHS patients miss their appointments.

      Department of Health: Brexit

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

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure value for money on pharmaceutical procurement.

      Thyroid Gland: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what medicines NHS England has approved for patients with thyroid conditions

      Fibromyalgia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to classify fibromyalgia as a long-term condition.

      Fibromyalgia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to support research into fibromyalgia.

      Department of Health: Legatum Institute

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

      Opiates: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to tackle opioid abuse?

      Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable is for NICE to begin its evaluation of the spinal muscular atrophy treatment Spinraza.

      Continuing Care: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with (a) Southport and Formby CCG and (b) South Sefton CCG on (i) a moratorium on and (ii) funding for retrospective reviews...

      Scarlet Fever

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the reasons for the recent rise in scarlet fever cases across England.

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the report by Action for ME, Spotlight on specialist services: UK healthcare for people with...

      Leukaemia: Children

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

      Giant Cell Arteritis

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

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of drug use disorders on Disability-Adjusted Life Years lost in each region of England for each year for which...

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure the availability of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for people with HIV in areas of high HIV prevalence after the...

      Clinical Commissioning Groups: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on how many occasions Care Commissioning Groups have paid a (a) financial settlement or (b) court award to an independent sector provider as a result of...

      Virgin Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been paid by (a) each of the six Surrey Care Commissioning Groups, (b) Surrey County Council, and (c) NHS England, to Virgin Care as a...

      Virgin Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the reasons were for not publishing the details of the settlement between Virgin Care and Surrey Care Commissioning Group relating to the...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding NHS England has allocated to the Children and young people’s mental health commissioning development programme, and what the...

      Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of children and young people’s services in England have a crisis intervention team.

      Self-harm: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2017 to Question 116271, in what format is data collected on the number of children admitted to Accident and...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people work full-time in the children and young people's mental health improvement team.

      Lung Diseases: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) metered-dose and (b) dry powder inhalers were prescribed in England in each of the last five years.

      Lung Diseases: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has undertaken a cost-benefit analysis of encouraging the prescription of more dry powder inhalers; and if he will make a statement.

      Genetics: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the Government will consult on extending the moratorium that allows people not to declare the results of genetic tests to insurers after 1 November...

  • Women and Equalities

    • LGBT People: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the level of bullying reported against LGBT+ people.

    • Government Equalities Office: Brexit

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what estimate she has made of the (a) number of officials to be employed by her Department and (b) her Department's payroll in (i) 2018, (ii) 2019,...

      Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when she plans to begin her review of the Equality and Human Rights Commission; and whether the scope of that review will include staffing levels and...

  • Department for Transport

    • Clean Air Zones

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 21 November (HL2990), whether the Clean Air Zone Framework published in May instructs local...

    • Motorcycles: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risks associated with regulations which allow riders to operate mopeds without any training or experience.

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to review the decision to abolish paper tax discs for vehicles, following publication of data showing an increase in the number of...

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many vehicles failed to pay vehicle excise duty in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what is the total cost to the Exchequer of this...

      Motor Vehicles: Technicians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to introduce a licensing and accreditation scheme for technicians working on electric and automated vehicles.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how vehicle battery technology will develop; and what is their estimate of the number of (1) electric vehicles there will be, and...

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Disclosure of Information

      To ask Her Majesty's Government with which (1) other departments, (2) Government agencies, (3) other public bodies, (4) voluntary sector bodies, and (5) private sector bodies, the Home Office has...

    • Football Banning Orders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the distribution of football banning orders for football fans for each club in each year from 2010–11 to the last year for which records are held.

      Domestic Violence: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 20 November (HL2794), what steps they intend to take to encourage other police forces in...

      Police: Ministers of Religion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which police forces in England and Wales employ police chaplains; and of those, which employ chaplains on a full-time basis.

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 22 November (HL2814), whether any Police and Crime Commissioner in England and Wales has...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Minimum Prices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are considering introducing minimum unit pricing of alcohol in England.

      Refugees: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children under the age of 18 have been resettled under the Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme to date, broken down by (1) region, and (2)...

      Domestic Violence: Males

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following the publication by the Office for National Statistics of the Statistical bulletin: Domestic abuse in England and Wales: year ending March...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Terrorism: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether there is a relationship between the governments of Qatar and Iran and the funding and support for global Islamist terrorism.

    • Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that attacks which violate international humanitarian law are continuing in Yemen.

      Australia: Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions, whether through Commonwealth channels or otherwise, they have had regarding the achievement of humane improvements in the current treatment of...

      PKK

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether (1) they, and (2) the EU, intend to review their decisions to classify the Kurdistan People’s Party as a terrorist organisation, following the...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement made by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 20 November (HL Deb, col 46), what actions they are taking within the UN to ensure that action is...

      Diplomatic Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government with which countries in the world the UK does not have diplomatic relations.

      China: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the revisions to the regulations on religious affairs in China, and of their potential impact on freedom of religion or belief in...

      Gao Zhisheng

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of China about the disappearance and current situation of Chinese lawyer Gao Zhiseng, who went missing in August.

      China: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of China concerning restrictions on freedom of religion or belief for Tibetan Buddhists in China, including...

      China: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they hold about the demolition of religious sites and buildings in China, including Tibetan Buddhist institutions and Christian churches in the...

  • Department for International Development

    • Kenya: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to provide support to the new government of Kenya to develop its state institutions.

    • Ross Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the Ross Fund has been (1) allocated, and (2) disbursed.

      Ross Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much has been spent in each year through the Ross Fund since it was set up.

      Ross Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which projects have been funded by the Ross Fund since it was set up.

  • Department for Education

    • Secondary Education: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the £4,800 per secondary school pupil to be allocated in 2018–19 under the national funding formula will be spent in the case of home-educated children.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • House of Lords: Beverage Containers

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what steps are being taken, including through procurement processes, to reduce the number of plastic cups used in catering outlets in the House of Lords.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Palm Oil

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to implement the UK Statement Sustainable production of palm oil, published on 30 October 2012, and to reduce the amount of palm oil in...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Social Rented Housing: Housing Starts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many social housing starts on site were made in (1) 2008, (2) 2010, (3) 2012, and (4) 2016.

    • High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many high-rise buildings in England have flammable insulation similar to that in Grenfell Tower; what plans they have, in conjunction with local authorities,...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many social housing units, whether owned by local authorities or by other providers, have been (1) demolished, and (2) sold; and of those, how many have been...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of new homes built in the UK in the financial year 2016–17; and, of those, how many were (1) the conversion of...

      Garden Communities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 14 November (HL Deb, col 1928), how many of the proposed new garden cities, towns and villages will be...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Road Traffic Offences: Mobile Phones

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been prosecuted for the use of hand-held mobile devices while driving in the past 12 months.

    • Oakhill Secure Training Centre

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to review the contract held by G4S to operate Oakhill Secure Training Centre, following the report published by HM Inspectorate of Prisons,...

      Prisons: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any evidence that drones have been used to smuggle items into HM Prisons; and what counter measures are available.

  • HM Treasury

    • Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, and to what extent, they intend to compensate local authorities for the loss of £2.3 billion over the next five years resulting from their...

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the £3 billion announced in the Budget Statement to support preparations for exiting the EU will be allocated to support those preparations; and...

      *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the resources needed to support preparations for exiting the EU, and of the extent to which the £3...

      Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the timescale for which financial support will be needed to aid the UK's exit from the EU; and what assessment they have made...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • European City of Culture

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport advised local authorities of the 2013 EU criteria for applicants to be the European City of Culture 2023.

    • Social Media: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the Ofcom report Children and Parents: media use and attitudes, what steps they intend to take to address the issue of underage social media use.

  • Department of Health

    • Midwives: Labour Turnover

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the last five years, what percentage of midwives have left the profession within (1) one, (2) two, and (3) three years of completing their training.

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