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Written answers

Monday, 11 December 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Motor Vehicles: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve the availability of hydrogen vehicle refuelling stations.

    • Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve the availability of electric vehicle recharging stations.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what implications the Government's plans for a ban on the sale of new petrol-only and diesel-only vehicles from 2040 has for petrol-electric hybrid...

      M27

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take advantage of the time taken for the implementation of plans to upgrade the M27 through a Smart Motorway scheme to assess the potential...

      Offshore Industry: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2017 to Question 115873, on helicopter flight hours, if he will publish the Civil Aviation Authority’s...

      Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many flight hours were recorded by the Civil Aviation Authority for helicopter models (a) S92, (b) AH175 and (c) AW189 in (i) 2014, (ii) 2015 and...

      Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) S92, (b) AH175 and (c) AW189 helicopter models were issued with airworthiness certificates by the Civil Aviation Authority in (i) 2014,...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if she will make the DVLA database accessible to Road Safety Partnerships to allow them to populate registration numbers on letters they send to...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward proposals to amend animal welfare legislation to give greater protection to cats injured or killed in road traffic accidents.

      Crossrail 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) timetable and (b) remit is for the independent review of funding and financing for Crossrail 2 announced in the Autumn Budget 2017; and...

      Motorway Service Areas: Public Lavatories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to ensure that toilet facilities accredited to the Changing Places standard are available in all motorway service stations in...

      Motorway Service Areas: Public Lavatories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of motorway service stations in the North West which provide toilet facilities to the Changing...

      Motorway Service Areas: Public Lavatories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of motorway service stations in England that provide toilet facilities to the Changing Places standard.

      Aviation: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the contribution to growth and employment in the STEM sector made by the general aviation sector in the UK.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) men and (b) women hold a (a) full and (b) provisional UK driving licence.

      Mersey Gateway Bridge: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will (a) make an assessment of the equity of the tolling scheme and (b) investigate the operational problems with the administration of tolls on...

      Mersey Gateway Bridge: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to remove the disparity in tolls on the Mersey Gateway Bridge between people who live within the local authority boundaries of...

      Electric Vehicles: Bicycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the Cycle to Work scheme on supporting the uptake of electric bikes.

      Railway Stations: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to increase parking provision at railway stations; and if he will make a statement.

      Mersey Gateway Bridge: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what meetings (a) Ministers or (b) officials of his Department have had with (i) HM Treasury and (ii) the Department of Environment, Food and Rural...

      Transport: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to page 137 of the Industrial Strategy, when he expects the Rebalancing Toolkit to be in operation.

      Railways: South Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to invest in rail safety upgrades in South Wales.

      Bus Services: Travel Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to introduce regulations requiring operators of local bus services to make information available on buses in the form of announcements...

      East Coast Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December 2017 to Question 116801, how much Virgin Trains East Coast paid in premium payments (a) from the commencement of...

      East Coast Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the Parent Company Guarantee provided by Virgin Trains East Coast for the InterCity East Coast Franchise amounts to; and whether any of that...

      Railways: Fylde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to increase the frequency of train services on the South Fylde railway line.

      Bus Services: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had discussions with any bus services franchising authorities which are not a mayoral combined authority on the use of the Bus Services...

      Railways: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of the total amount spent on UK railways was raised through passenger fares for each year since 2010.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding his Department plans to make allocate to Homes England for the (a) compulsory purchase and (b) demolition of...

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many housing planning applications have been called in by his Department in each year since 2010.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to allow housing associations to increase the number of new homes they build.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, for what reasons publication of the house-building statistics House building; new build dwellings, England: September Quarter...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department plans to take in response to the Office for Statistics Regulation report on Public value of...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of rough sleeping in (a) Birmingham, (b) the West Midlands and (c)...

      Devolution: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on how many occasions he has (a) received representations and (b) had discussions with Greater Manchester Combined Authority on...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to make it a requirement for future housing targets to take account of the effect of additional housing on...

      Housing: Cooperatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to encourage the establishment of greater numbers of housing co-operatives; and if he will make a statement.

      Planning Permission: Hatfield Peverel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of (a) the detrimental impact on the countryside and (b) the additional pressures on public...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of the grant for Kensington and Chelsea Council announced in Autumn Budget 2017 for people affected by the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to respond to the letter of 27 November 2017 from the hon. Member for Croydon North about cladding on the...

      Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what support his Department provides to improve attendance at schools by children whose families are placed in temporary...

      Housing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to improve the provision of housing for disabled people.

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Bell Pottinger Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations any Minister of his Department has received from Bell Pottinger on behalf of (a) Atos IT Services UK...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether (a) local planning authorities and (b) planning inspectors considering planning applications have a duty to consider as...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Anaerobic Digestion

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

    • Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to page 239 of the Industrial Strategy, what progress he has made on the development of a commercially...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many applications were made for full onshore wind station accreditation between July 2016 and October 2016.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many certificated G59 commissioning engineers who were not embedded within (a) power supply companies and (b)...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many applicants for wind station accreditation between July and October 2016 were on request afforded an extension...

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to page 68 of Industrial Strategy: Building a Britain fit for the future, when he expects the new...

      Universities: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to page 79 of the Industrial Strategy, what the timetable is for the establishment of the knowledge...

      Science: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to page 85 of the Industrial Strategy, when he plans to agree the joint Science, Technology and...

      Domestic Appliances: Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to take into account the Regulation 28: Report to prevent future deaths by David Lewis,...

      Independent Industrial Strategy Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2017 to Question 116289, what consultations the Government has had with...

      Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that funding disbursed to private sector organisations through the...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will set out the rationale for the criteria used to accredit Green Energy Providers for the Green Deal.

      Fracking: Ryedale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what evidence his Department has used to make an assessment of the potential effect of hydraulic fracturing at the KM8...

      Unified Patent Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to proceedings of the Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee on the Unified Patent Court (Immunities and...

      Patents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in relation UK patents before the...

      Chemicals: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of businesses in the chemical industry considering relocating from the UK to...

      Groceries Code Adjudicator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 4 December, 2017 to Question 116658, if he will list the legitimate grievances of direct...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much solar energy has been deployed subsidy-free by (a) capacity and (b) project numbers since the closure of the...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will set out the evidence base and analysis underpinning his Department's position that solar energy no longer...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2017 to Question 116097 on solar power, what information his Department holds on...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of the 36 per cent increase in the use of bioenergy envisaged in the Clean Growth Strategy the...

      New Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to encourage the start up and development of small businesses in (a) Kettering, (b)...

      Tidal Lagoons Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the Government response to the Hendry Review on tidal lagoons before Christmas 2017.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Bahrain: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to Autumn Budget 2017, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of assistance to Bahrain in the...

    • Palestinians: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 November 2017 to Question 113243 on Palestinians: foreign relations, for what reason his the term...

      International Court of Justice: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has received reports on reasons for a British judge not being re-appointed to the International Court of Justice;...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit

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

      Iran: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Trade on the provision of guidance to UK companies on...

      Armed Conflict: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he expects to conclude his review on whether the UK Government should sign the Safe Schools Declaration.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to visit Khartoum; and what assessment his Department has made of whether it is safe for people who have...

      Armed Conflict: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to adhere to UN Security Council Resolution 1325 with regard to its reaffirmation of the...

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Government of Bangladesh about the effect of the Child Marriage Restraint Act...

      Israel: Gaza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many times in the past two years he has made representations to the Government of Israel on lifting the blockade of Gaza.

      Ethiopia: Foreign Relations

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

      Burma: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Pakistani counterpart on that country's decision to supply Burma with military equipment.

      Burma: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with members of the UN Security Council on support for a UN-mandated arms embargo against Burma.

      Burma: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with EU counterparts on support for a UN-mandated arms embargo against Burma.

      Mai Cho Min Htwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations on the case of Mai Cho Min Htwe with (a) Aung San Suu Kyi and (b) other members of the...

      Libya: Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many times and on what dates the Government has raised the issue of slavery in Libya in discussion with the Libyan...

      Jagtar Singh Johal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reasons the Punjabi authorities have given to his Department for the denial of private and unfettered access to British...

      Jerusalem

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions the Government has had with the Israeli Government on President Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the...

      Jerusalem

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential implications for the stability of the region, including the potential for...

      Jerusalem

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he received reports that US President Donald Trump is set to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Arthritis: Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people of each gender and age group have died as a result of complications arising from arthritis in each of the last five years.

    • Crime: Staffordshire

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many crimes were recorded in Staffordshire in each year since 2010?

      Electorate

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made on the effects of party political activity on (a) electoral registration and (b) voter engagement in each of the last three...

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2017 to Question 112666, on Local Government: Elections, whether Bolton Council expressed an interest to his...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department has assessed the practicality of implementing an automatic voter registration system.

      Emigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of non-UK born EU citizens that have left the UK since 23 of June 2016.

      Senior Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to Answer of 16 October 2017 to Question 106358 on Senior Civil Servants: Recruitment, when he plans for the information on those functions to...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Cooperatives and Social Enterprises

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to increase her Department's work on promoting (a) co-operatives and (b) social enterprises.

    • Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department made of the potential benefits to the economy of using Department for International Development funds...

      Burma: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what financial support the Government is providing for internationally displaced people in Kachin and Shan States, Burma, in financial...

      Department for International Development: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether electronic communications from hon. Members to Ministers in her Department are passed through any third parties before they...

      Department for International Development: Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of her Department's science budget is allocated to (a) the UK, (b) Africa and (c) Asia.

      Africa: Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress her Department has made on eliminating female genital mutilation in Africa in the last three years.

      Developing Countries: Poliomyelitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the amount of funding allocated to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative which will not be spent by 2019.

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the Government of Burma has informed the UK Government that aid agencies using the word Rohingya will face restrictions on...

  • Department for Education

    • Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will take steps to extend the two year deadline for spending the Apprenticeship Levy Fund for businesses if there have been delays in funding...

    • Apprentices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprenticeship programmes are waiting for funding bands decisions by the Institute of Apprenticeships.

      Apprentices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average funding band is for an apprenticeship programme at (a) L1, (b) L2, (c) L3, (d)L4, and (e)L5.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when her Department plans to publish further details on how companies can transfer 10 per cent of their levy funds to another organisation.

      Veterinary Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to increase the number of people taking veterinary degree courses.

      Schools: Risk Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to Answer of 1 December 2017 to Question 114844, how many schools have claimed under the risk protection arrangement scheme; and what the (a)...

      Schools: Risk Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to Answer of 1 December 2017 to Question 114844, what estimate he has made of the level of savings by schools of using the risk protection...

      Schools: Risk Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2017 to Question 114844, what the average waiting time was to reach a settlement for those risk protection...

      Schools: Risk Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2017 to Question 114844, how many school received the full payment for which they applied.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she has had with Student Finance England on extending the eligibility for the adult dependency grant to include couples living...

      Social Mobility Commission: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding was allocated to the Social Mobility Commission from the public purse in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17, (c) 2017-18; and how much such...

      Social Mobility Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which recommendations the Government adopted from the Social Mobility Commission's State of the Nation Report (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) 2017.

      Social Mobility Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the timetable is for (a) new Commissioners, (b) a new Chair and (c) a new Vice-Chair to be appointed to the Social Mobility Commission.

      Schools: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of schools in West Sussex are rated good or outstanding; and how that proportion compares with the national average and the equivalent...

      Teachers: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teachers left the profession within three years of qualification in each region of England in each of the last three years for which figures...

      Teachers: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department holds on the reasons for teachers leaving the profession; and if she will make a statement.

      Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 102 of the Industrial Strategy, when she plans to introduce revised performance measures for school and colleges performance.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what powers (a) her Department and (b) local education authorities have to intervene in cases where a (i) maintained school, (ii) academy and (iii)...

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, under what circumstances can the (a) board and (b) executive officers of a multi-academy trust alter a decision made by the head teacher of an academy...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December 2017 to Question 116938, on Children: Day Care, what are the existing communication channels are referred to in...

      Careers and Enterprise Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to her Department's report of December 2017, Careers strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents, what plans she...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 5 December 2017, HCWS309, on Childcare update, what estimate her Department has made of the potential...

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the publication of the Government's Careers Strategy on 4 December 2017, how many schools and colleges does she expect to be covered...

      Vocational Guidance: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the publication of the Government's Careers Strategy on 4 December 2017, what funding will be available to elected Mayors or...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many fostered children received the two-year-old childcare entitlement in the most recent period for which figures are available.

      ICT: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of Stat What steps the Government is taking to ensure funding for the training of new computer science teachers is distributed across the country fairly and proportionately.

      Reading: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of primary school children have daily reading lessons in (a) England and (b) Northamptonshire.

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that early years education is sufficiently funded.

      Children in Care: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what representations her Department has received on the potential benefits to looked-after children of extending the 30 hours of free childcare...

      T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the publication of the Government's Careers Strategy on 4 December 2017, how her Department plans communicate the introduction of T...

      Vocational Guidance: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to paragraph 34 of the Government's Careers Strategy, published on 4 December 2017, what discussions her Department has had with the...

      Higher Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what budget is for the National Collaborative Outreach Programme.

      Schools: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Government's Careers Strategy, published on 4 December 2017, whether her Department has any plans to assess the breadth and...

      Schools: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has plans to require Ofsted to comment in school inspection reports on the careers advice provided to students.

      Pre-school Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason the number of students enrolling on Early Years Initial Teacher Training courses is less than the target set by her Department; and if...

      Primary Education: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to respond to the recommendations of the Ofsted report entitled Bold beginnings: The Reception curriculum in a sample of good and...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Batley and Spen, dated 11 October 2017.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will place in the Library copies of all correspondence between her Department and the Advertising Standards Authority on the 30-hours of...

      Students: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of access to mental health services for university students.

      Students: Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, who is responsible for the provision of counselling and wellbeing services to university students in England.

      Trimega

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 22 November 2017 to Question 114975 (a) which local authorities commissioned forensic hair strand tests for drug and alcohol...

      Wakefield City Academies Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the National or Regional Schools Commissioner first had discussions with the Education and Skills Funding Agency on concerns about the management...

      Apprentices: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many 16 to 18 year old apprentices whose families had previously been in receipt of welfare payments there were in each of the last three years.

      Family Hubs

      What progress has been made on developing family hubs.

      Apprentices

      What plans she has to encourage the take-up of apprenticeships.

      Faith Schools

      What steps she is taking to support the opening of more faith schools.

      Special Educational Needs

      What steps she is taking to support local authorities to meet the cost of providing school places for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

      Universities: Admissions

      What steps the Government is taking to ensure that more students from disadvantaged backgrounds go to university.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether electronic communications from hon. Members to Ministers for his Department are passed through any third parties before they reach their recipient.

    • Prisoners: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners have been found (a) in possession and (b) under the influence of drugs in each of the last seven years in each region of England.

      Prisons: Locks and Keys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information his Department holds on the number of occasions when, due to the loss or theft of keys, a prison has had to be relocked since March...

      Prison Officers: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the Government has any plans to introduce a mandatory retirement age for prison officers.

      Prison Officers: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the Government has plans to lower the pension age for prison officers from 67 to 60.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the answer of 4 December to Question 116620, how many of the 2,718 prisoners serving Imprisonment Public Protection sentences who have...

  • Prime Minister

    • Israel: USA

      To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions she has had with US President Donald Trump on (a) his proposal to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem and (b) US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital...

    • City of London Corporation

      To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions her Office has had with the City of London Corporation since July 2016.

      Brexit

      To ask the Prime Minister, if she will publish the transcripts of her discussions with the Democratic Unionist Party leader, Arlene Foster on the UK's negotiations with the EU.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • RAF Volunteer Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of the total strength of the Royal Air Force Reserve as of 1 October 2017 are (a) Phase 1 Trained, (b) Phase 2 trained and (c) new entrants or...

    • RAF Volunteer Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of the total strength of the Royal Air Force Reserve as of 1 October 2017 are eligible to (a) deploy on overseas exercises, (b) deploy on...

      RAF Volunteer Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, of the total strength of the Royal Air Force Reserve as of 1 April 2017, what the average number was of Man Training Days undertaken by (a) an...

      RAF Volunteer Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of people on Full time Reserve contracts in the Royal Air Force Reserve are (a) eligible to deploy on overseas exercises,...

      RAF Volunteer Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many former regular personnel in the Royal Air Force Reserve are (a) on a reduced commitment, (b) eligible to deploy on an overseas exercise, (b)...

      MOD Hebrides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff at the Hebrides Range had to take annual leave at the end of the year due to their being busy throughout summer.

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions the RAF has cannibalised Typhoon aircraft due to lack of available spares in order to keep up with operations and training...

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how may spare parts for RAF Typhoons have been used over the last (a) three, (b) six and (c) 12 months.

      Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, by means of which operations, through which ships and in which theatres the Royal Navy projects its power strategically.

      Navy: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many women (a) applied for, (b) were accepted on and (c) completed the Initial Naval Training (Officer) course at Britannia Royal Naval College for...

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the planned number of personnel is for each Strike brigade.

      Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, (a) when and (b) for what reasons, the decision was taken to reduce the number of joint warrior exercises from two to one in 2018.

      EU Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2017 to Question 115448, on EU Defence Policy, what the (a) posts and (b) ranks are of the 16 UK personnel posted...

      Military Aircraft: Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which Government Ministers have used RAF aircraft on official business for what purposes on what dates since July 2016.

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent progress has been made on establishing the Strike Experimentation Group.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2017 to Question 116496, whether the Mechanised Infantry Vehicle program is in the assessment phase.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many tenants of Service Family Accommodation properties allocated under a civilian licence are (a) civil servants and (b) reservists.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 23 November 2017 to Question HL3124, on social security benefits: appeals, what assessment he has made of the...

    • Personal Independence Payment: Midlothian

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what data his Department holds on the number of personal independence payment claimants in Midlothian who are refused entitlement to those...

      State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of introducing universal annual uprating to the state pensions of British pensioners living...

      Department for Work and Pensions: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether electronic communications from hon. Members to Ministers of his Department are passed through any third parties before they reach...

      Jobcentres: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent representations he has received on the effect on benefit claimants of outsourcing jobcentre telephony work to Capita.

      Employment: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his Department's response to the consultation, Work, health and disability: improving lives, what plans his Department has...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will assess the merits of implementing the Disability Benefits Consortium's recommendations on PIP assessors.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department has taken to allow Personal Independence Payment claimants to have their assessments recorded.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department plans to bring forward proposals to factor unearned income into child maintenance payment plans.

      Universal Credit: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether student loans are classed as complete income for the purposes of calculating universal credit eligibility.

      Local Housing Allowance: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to page 8 of the Government’s July 2016 Keep on Caring strategy, what review his Department has undertaken into extending...

      Universal Credit: Care Leavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of care leavers who are receive housing support through universal credit are in rent arrears.

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of the (a) two child limit element in child tax credits and(b) the equivalent element in universal...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will place in the Library a copy of the version of the Universal Credit transition rollout schedule published on his Department's...

      Young People: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he has taken to ensure that the right support is offered to young disabled people who are seeking independence through work or...

      Social Security Benefits: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he will consider immediately exempting from the benefit cap lone parents with children aged under two, in accordance with the verdict...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the findings of the Disability Benefits Consortium Survey, published in...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons work capability assessments are given greater weight than a GP's fit note when a Job Centre considers whether someone is able...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many times Jobcentre Plus staff have applied the discretion defined in regulation 99 of the Universal Credit Regulations 2013.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons Jobcentre Plus implementation of regulation 99 of the Universal Credit Regulations 2013 defaults to a 14-day unfit period...

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will review the Local Housing Allowance and the effect it has on tenants living in the private rented sector.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the cost of completed Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) projects across England...

    • Environmental Protection (Microbeads) (England) Regulations 2017

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Environmental Protection (Microbeads) (England) Regulations 2017 will be subject to the one-in, three-out rule.

      Wildlife: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government plans to introduce legislative proposals or guidance to increase the severity of sentences for people...

      Chemicals: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it is the Government's policy to remain part of the REACH system for authorising chemicals after the UK leaves the EU.

      Origin Marking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to decide whether protected geographical indicators will continue after the UK leaves the EU.

      Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with Ofwat on ensuring water and sewerage companies improve their response to...

      Chemicals: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has for regulation of the chemical industry in the UK after the UK leaves the EU.

      Chemicals: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the cost of REACH registration fees paid by UK chemicals industry companies in each of the last...

      Forests: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to monitor the protection of ancient woodland in England.

      Industry: Natural Resources

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the pledge in the Industrial Strategy to protect and enhance all aspects of Natural Capital will also apply to...

  • Home Office

    • HM Passport Office: Edinburgh

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has for the Passport Office in Edinburgh; and if he will make a statement.

    • Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to review the police funding formula.

      Hate Crime: Disability and Sexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to combat hate crime motivated by a victim’s sexuality or disability.

      Hate Crime: Disability and Homosexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents have been recorded for hate crime against (a) gay and (b) disabled people in each of the last five years for which data...

      Crime: Rifles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many criminal incidents were recorded involving rapid firing and 0.50 calibre rifles in (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17.

      Bluelight Global Solutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much has been paid by (a) the Metropolitan Police and (b) other constabularies for consultancy work by Bluelight Global Solutions Ltd.

      Travel Restrictions: Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the Government policy is on introducing visa bans on military personnel from Burma.

      Home Office: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on the number of times the website web.whatsapp.com was accessed from computers based in her...

      Firearms: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people born on 3 May 2000 or earlier are in possession of a firearms licence registered in the (a) West Midlands and (b) Coventry.

      Refugees: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking (a) nationally and (b) within communities to support refugees to learn English.

      Crimes of Violence: Acids

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress the Government is making on its review of sentencing powers for acid attacks.

      Crimes of Violence: Mopeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has had discussions with representatives of delivery firms whose drivers use mopeds on the risk of assault to their...

      Crimes of Violence: Mopeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received about city neighbourhoods where moped delivery drivers are unwilling to make deliveries because of the...

      Terrorism: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the role of Iran in supporting Shia Islamist groups in the UK through UK-registered charities;...

      Kweku Adoboli

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received on the deportation of Kweku Adoboli; and if she will make a statement.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what immigration rules will apply to EU nationals who are (a) sportspeople, (b) coaches and (c) supporters after the UK leaves the EU.

      Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people under the age of 18 were taken into police custody as a place of safety under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act in 2016-17.

      Police and Crime Commissioners: Fire and Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Police and Crime Commissioners are developing proposals to take on governance of fire and rescue services.

      Marriage Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answers of 4 December 2017 to Question 115274 and 2 December 2016 to Question 55490, what progress she has made on the...

      Migrant Workers: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding has been raised from the immigration skills charge since its introduction.

      Visas: Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the suitability of the current visa sponsorship process for non-EU workers in small companies.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to have a public consultation on the functioning of the visa system for those coming to the UK to work before the...

      Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to the public purse was of all murder investigations carried out by the police in the most recent 12-month period for which...

      Police: Biometrics and Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance has been issued to police forces on use facial recognition software and data protection.

  • Scotland Office

    • Food Banks: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he plans to visit a food bank in December 2017.

  • HM Treasury

    • Trident

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the effect of transferring the costs of upgrading or replacing the UK's nuclear deterrent from the Ministry of Defence to...

    • Treasury: Public Expenditure

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether further cost savings are being sought from his Department as part of the National Security Capability Review process.

      Small Businesses

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will exempt small businesses from paying the Legal Entity Identifier.

      Employee Ownership: Charitable Donations

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the introduction of a tax exemption on residential cash balances for Share Incentive Plans donated to...

      Pensioners: Income

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Government has made of the Financial Conduct Authority’s interim report on the Retirement Outcomes Review.

      Research: Finance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made on investing three per cent of gross domestic product in research and development.

      Boats: EU Countries

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to ensure that recreational boaters whose craft have Union Goods status retain that status after the UK leaves the EU.

      Personal Pensions: Advisory Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on the change in number of financial advisors who offer advice on personal pensions arising from recent changes on...

      Sanitary Protection: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress is being made on abolishing VAT on sanitary products.

      Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what evidence he has received on the potential of the voluntary agreement by lenders to effectively ensure that customers’ credit limits are not...

      Child Tax Credit: Carers

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many kinship carers have been denied child tax credit for a baby to whom they or their partner have given birth since 6 April 2017.

      Child Tax Credit: Carers

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the number of kinship carers who will be unable to claim child tax credit for their own baby as a result of the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will answer the hon. Member for Garston and Halewood's letter to him of 18 October 2017 about tolls on the Mersey Gateway Bridge.

      Credit: Regulation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to work with the Financial Conduct Authority to regulate the credit market and stop uninvited credit limit increases by...

      Public Sector: Databases

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to promote innovation in the collection and analysis of micro-level economic data by (a) government departments, (b)...

      Treasury: Military Aircraft

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department owes to the Ministry of Defence on 6 December 2017 in respect of his use of RAF aircraft and helicopters.

      First Time Buyers: Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the number of first-time buyers who will benefit from the changes to stamp duty announced in Autumn Budget 2017 in...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2017 to Question 116593, what proportion of self-employed people or who have a partner who is self-employed and have...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of leaving the EU on the operation of the marine and recreational boating sectors.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Remedies Authority: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether appointments made to the Trade Remedies Authority will include representatives from UK manufacturing and trades unions.

    • Trade Remedies Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2017 to Question 115544, if he will publish the names of the five organisations that made...

      Overseas Trade: Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what account his Department took of outstanding indictments in the International Criminal Court before agreeing to the joint trade...

      Iron and Steel: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2017 to Question 116341, whether his Department plans to replicate the 19 trade remedies currently in...

      Energy Intensive Industries: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December 2017 to Question 116918 on energy intensive industries: trade agreements, if he will list the 19...

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December 2017 to Question 116660 on trade promotion, what estimate he has made of the total employment cost per...

      BiFab

      To ask Secretary of State for International Trade, what value of bonds the Government holds in Burntisland Fabrications.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to ensure safeguarding measures are in place to ensure that hackers are unable to steal...

    • UK City of Culture: Stoke on Trent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the strength of Stoke-on-Trent's bid to be UK City of Culture 2021.

      Consumers: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that consumers who are victims of data breaches receive adequate service and...

      Sports: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that sporting bodies are sufficiently well-regulated to prevent abuse within...

      Heritage Lottery Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the budget of the Heritage Lottery Fund has been in each year since 2012.

      Business: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many businesses tech city and tech north have supported; and how many of those businesses were female owned.

      Charities: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when her Department plans to respond to the consultation on the Full-time social action review.

      Heritage Lottery Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much was disbursed by the Heritage Lottery Fund in each year since 2012

  • Department of Health

    • Children: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve access to (a) health care and (b) social care for the families of disabled children.

    • Leukaemia: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the ATIR treatment for people with leukaemia will be available on the NHS.

      Prostate Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the SelectMDx urine test for prostate cancer will be made available on the NHS.

      Cold Sores: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department issues on the treatment of cold sores.

      Scarlet Fever

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department made of trends in the instances of scarlet fever in the UK.

      Hearing Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been supplied with hearing aids by (a) age group and (b) gender, in each of the last five years.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to encourage people to take the winter flu jab.

      Breast Cancer: Biosimilar Medicines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions NHS England has had with (a) breast cancer charities and (b) patient groups on the introduction of the biosimilars of Herceptin, Trastuzumab.

      Breastfeeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which public sector organisations are responsible for the (a) commissioning and (b) funding of specialist breast feeding support services.

      Mental health services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Care Quality Commission's online map of designated places of safety includes details of every designated place of safety in England.

      Mental health services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what real-time information NHS England provides to the police and ambulance services on the availability of health-based places of safety.

      Mental Illness: Police Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to establish target times for the assessment of places of safety under the Mental Health Act 1983 (Places...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of excess sugar consumption on levels of childhood obesity.

      Drug: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs report Commissioning impact on drug treatment which published in September 2017, what...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his Department's proposals in its Green Paper on children and young people's mental health, published on 4 December 2017, if he will...

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the rates of prostate cancer among men over 50 who are (a) white and (b) BAME during the last ten years.

      Infant Foods: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the potential merits of fully implementing the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes after the UK...

      Shingles: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to increase the rates of uptake of the shingles vaccine

      Care Homes: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what processes are in place to ensure that care provider CQC ratings are taken into account in advice issued by local authority social services to people...

      Novartis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the relocation of the European Medicines Agency on the future of the Novartis...

      Community Health Partnerships and NHS Property Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the Government's policy is on the future of (a) NHS Property Services Ltd and (b) Community Health Partnerships; what the purpose and remit is of...

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much of the additional £2.8 billion funding for the NHS announced in Autumn Budget 2017 will be allocated to mental health services.

      Clinical Commissioning Groups: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on how many occasions an NHS clinical commissioning group has been pursued by a care or health provider over deficiencies in the contract tendering procedure.

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to collect data relating to young people making the transition to adult mental health services from child and adolescent...

      Motor Neurone Disease: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what changes there have been in the (a) assessment and (b) management of motor neurone disease in the last 12 months.

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of number of adults annually giving up smoking as a result of vaping; and whether there has been an increase in the...

      Mental Health Services: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the number of (a) hospitals, (b) wards and (c) beds in the mental health sector that have closed in the last 12 months.

      Hospitals: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the list of hospitals that are rated by the Care Quality Commission as requires improvement overall.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many inpatient mental health beds there are that are suitable for children; and where those beds are situated.

      Image Guided Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients underwent an interventional radiology (image-guided surgery) procedure in each region in each of the last three years.

      Image Guided Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential efficiency savings that could be generated through the use of minimally invasive procedures supported by...

      Radiography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many 24-hour interventional radiology centres there are in each region.

      Fracking: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with Public Health England on updating its report of 2014 on the effect of shale gas on public health.

      Children: Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason school nurses are not permitted to pass on the names of children who they assess to be obese to their GPs; and if she will make a statement.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many times she has (a) met, (b) spoken to and (c) communicated with (i) directly with or (ii) through (A) officials, (B) Ministerial advisers and...

    • Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will publish communications relating or referring to (a) the position of Disability Commissioner on the Equality and Human Rights Commission...

      Equal Pay: Maternity Leave

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of maternity leave on the gender wage gap?

      Business: Gender

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of proposing gender quotas for businesses.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to establish independent pay review bodies to determine the remuneration of all local authority workers, to avoid possible conflicts of...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • UN Human Rights Council: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to promote the "competitive HRC membership elections" for the United Nations Human Rights Council they called for in the joint...

    • Libya: Bomb Disposal

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will check, and address, any delay or obstruction by the authorities in Misrata of the transfer to Sirte and Benghazi of UK de-mining equipment.

      Commonwealth: Indigenous Peoples

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what legal or treaty obligations they retain in respect of First Nation peoples in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

      Commonwealth: Indigenous Peoples

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when was the last time they raised through the Commonwealth the problems facing First Nation peoples.

      Indigenous Peoples

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when was the last time they raised through the United Nations the problems facing First Nation peoples.

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the recent deal signed between Myanmar and Bangladesh allowing the return to Myanmar of thousands of Rohingya Muslims, what representations they...

      Russia: Yukos

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they will make at the next meeting of the Ministers' Deputies of the Council of Europe during consideration of the non-payments by the Russian...

      Russia: Council of Europe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the suspension of Russia's annual payment to the Council of Europe, what discussions they have had with Thorbjørn Jagland, the Secretary General,...

      Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Foreign and Commonwealth Office intends to establish a fund for programmes supporting freedom of religion or belief.

      Gaza: Travel Restrictions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the administration in Gaza concerning prospects for opening the Rafah crossing and allowing people with visas to leave.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel regarding reports of the detention of a nine year old boy during raids in the occupied West...

      Israel: Freedom of Expression

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking with their international partners to support and encourage free speech in Israel, following reports of intimidation and...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel regarding reports by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs that the...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel regarding reports by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs of...

      Sahel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the current scoping mission to assess the UK's future involvement in the Sahel, including potential support to the G5 Sahel Joint Force, will be completed;...

      Zimbabwe: Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to improve relations with Zimbabwe since President Mnangagwa took office.

      Sudan: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, whether, during their current dialogue with the government of Sudan, they have raised issues of human rights and freedom of expression in (1)...

  • Department for International Development

    • Somalia and Somaliland: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether aid has been provided in transitional livelihood support to former Al-Shabaab supporters through Adam Smith International on behalf of the...

    • Somalia: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House copies of correspondence detailing operational and reputational risks relating to the Department for...

      Somalia: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the ability of (1) the Department for International Development, and (2) the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund, to...

  • Department for Education

    • Universities: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Chief Executive of the Higher Education Council for England as Accounting Officer has a duty to intervene in cases of serious abuse of funding on the...

    • Universities: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in respect of the duty of the Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England to safeguard the efficient use of public funds, what assessment...

      Universities: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England has raised with (1) Ministers, and (2) the Permanent Secretaries, at (a) the...

      Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the release of figures by the Department for Education on 23 November showing that the number of people starting apprenticeships has dropped by 59 per...

      Higher Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what evaluation they have made of the Higher Education Degree Datacheck facility system.

      Office for Students: Business Interests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the contract of the Chief Executive of the Office for Students forbids her from accepting remuneration for employment from a university in England after...

      Office for Students: Business Interests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the contract of the Chair of the Office for Students forbids him from accepting remuneration or employment from a university in England after his term of...

      Church Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to agree the Church Supplemental Agreement.

      Church Schools: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of removing the 50 per cent cap on faith-based admissions on pupils from ethnic minority backgrounds who seek a place...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Cyprus: Military Bases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 24 November (HL3241), how the proportion of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots employed at the Cyprus Sovereign...

    • Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government by when the Royal Navy's fleet of Type 45 Destroyers will have undergone the propulsion improvement programme; and at what cost.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Brofiscin Quarry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether capping the limestone quarry at Brofiscin has prevented non-biodegradable PCBs and other toxic materials from leaching...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in each year between 2007 and 2016, how many people were granted leave to remain following (1) 10 years of legal residence as set out in paragraph 276B(i)(a) of...

    • Home Office: EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which statutory instruments in force relating to the responsibilities of the Home Office are derived wholly, or in part, from EU legislation.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether individuals who have been granted indefinite leave to remain are obliged to apply for British citizenship; if so, why; and if not, what information such...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there has been any change in the terms on which indefinite leave to remain in the UK is (1) granted, and (2) applied to those who were previously granted...

      Police

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of (1) police officers, and (2) police community support officers, in England and Wales, broken down by police force area.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take in response to Home Office figures which show an increase in the number of deaths as a result of knife crime amongst under 19s.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Sovereignty: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to call a border poll in Northern Ireland; and if so, when.

    • Northern Ireland Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the Northern Ireland Executive is restored as soon as possible.

      Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the Police Service of Northern Ireland in tackling terrorism in Northern Ireland.

  • Department of Health

    • Palliative Care: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to commission a review into the consistency of regional commissioning of services families with children in need of palliative care.

    • Smoking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the approval process for proposals for a grant for 2017–18 to support implementation of the Tobacco Control Plan under section 64 of the of the Health...

      NHS Litigation Authority

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the performance of the NHS Litigation Authority.

      NHS Litigation Authority

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which the NHS Litigation Authority acknowledges fault in a timely manner.

      NHS Litigation Authority

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they ensure that lessons learned through cases handled by the NHS Litigation Authority are passed on to the NHS rapidly to prevent future errors.

      NHS Litigation Authority

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of clinical cases brought against the NHS and managed by the NHS Litigation Authority in each of the past ten years resulted in (1) a finding of...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to provide additional funding for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services post 2020.

      Smoking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding they provided under section 64 of the Health Services and Public Health Act 1968 to support implementation of the Tobacco Control Plan for...

      Medical Records

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether an NHS doctor denying an NHS patient access to their medical records would be grounds for disciplinary action by their professional body, employer or...

      Nutrition: Mental Health

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment have they made of the links between nutrition and mental health.

      Antibiotics: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support small UK companies which are researching and trying to produce new antibiotics, in particular through the use of market entry rewards.

      Medical Treatments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many technologies have been considered for ministerial referral to the NICE High Specialised Technology programme in each of the last three years; and of...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans NICE has put in place to increase the capacity of the Highly Specialised Technology appraisal process.

      Orphan Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration has been given by NICE to appraisal criteria for ultra-orphan conditions.

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