Written answers

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much (a) Network Rail, (b) Transport for London, (c) his Department, (d) Transport for the North and (e) Rail North have spent on advertising in...

    • Railways: Portsmouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to increase the (a) speed and (b) reliability of rail services between Portsmouth and London.

      Railways: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of applying a maximum occupancy limits to trains.

      Railways: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the safety implications of non-implementation of maximum occupancy limits on trains.

      Railway Stations: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with First Group on a completion date for works at Acton Mainline and West Ealing Stations.

      Railway Stations: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to remedy delays at Acton Mainline and West Ealing stations.

      Railways: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on considering the Speed to the West request of the Peninsula Rail Task Force.

      Railways: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for Northern Rail to begin operating services between York and Scarborough.

      Shipping: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on the mutual recognition of seafarer qualifications with EU member states after 29 March 2019.

      Shipping: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many times officials from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency have visited another country to advise on seafarer training standards since May 2010;...

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress is being made on his Department's review of the Maritime Growth Study.

      Shipping: Crew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many UK seafarer (a) Ratings and (b) Officers held jobs on vessels which have joined the UK Ship Register since 1 January 2015.

      Shipping: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many vessels on the UK Ship Register are (a) beneficially owned and (b) managed outside the UK.

      Merchant Shipping: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to encourage UK ship owners to register merchant vessels on the UK Ship Register.

      Shipping: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the (a) minimum and (b) maximum cost to industry of legislation prohibiting nationality-based pay discrimination...

      Midland Main Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 November 2017 to Question 110602, on Midland Main Railway Line: Electrification, how the estimate of the environmental...

      Midland Main Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 November 2017 to Question 110602, what assessment he has made of the environmental effect of using bi-mode trains on the...

      Level Crossings: Pencoed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has had from Network Rail on the closure of Pencoed level crossing.

      Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Wales on improvements to rail safety in Wales.

      Great Western Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Government's cancellation of Great Western mainline rail electrification on his Department's...

      Department for Transport: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Year of Engineering his Department is sponsoring will have a policy on promoting or avoiding all male panels.

      Railways: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department has made on examining and delivering the Option 1 recommendations of the Competition and Markets Authority 2016 report,...

      York-Beverley Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) potential merits and (b) cost of reopening of the York-Beverley railway line.

      Railway Stations: Haxby

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the (a) potential merits and (b) cost of reopening Haxby Railway Station.

      Network Rail: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of Network Rail’s transformation into a series of regional route businesses on the number of Network...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Oral Statement of 29 November 2017, Official Report, Column 339 on Rail Update, if he will provide details of the process to establish...

      East Coast Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of whether the planned timescale for delivering the new East Coast partnership by 2020 is on target to being achieved; and...

      Southeastern

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport,which stations on the Bexleyheath Line to Victoria do not have the capacity to accommodate trains with (a) 12, (b) ten, (c) eight carriages; and if he...

      Southeastern

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to page 34, paragraph 17 of paper South East Rail Franchise Stakeholder Briefing Document: Shaping the Future, what proportion of South...

      Motor Vehicles: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will grant UK vehicle manufacturers a 12-month end-of-series derogation provision for wheelchair-accessible vehicles from new...

      South Eastern Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to page 36 of the paper South East Rail Franchise Stakeholder Briefing Document, how many additional carriages will be required to...

      Southeastern

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of operating selective door opening on the Bexleyheath service to Victoria at stations without the...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Refuges: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, in which locations the additional 2,200 bed spaces funded by his Department’s Domestic Abuse Fund have been created.

    • Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many households from (a) Barandon Walk, (b) Hurstway Walk, (c) Testerton Walk, (d) Treadgold House, (e) Bramley House and...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will set out the details of any meetings or other contact that has taken place between his Department and representatives...

      Public Houses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to continue the Community Pub Business Support Programme beyond March 2018.

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to place a limit of £50 million on funding available from the public purse for the Holocaust...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his Answer of 22 November 2017 to Question 111707, what the reasons were for the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, for what reasons no public announcement was made of his decision to co-locate the Holocaust Learning Centre with the Memorial...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the oral contribution of 4 December 2017 from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local...

      Department for Communities and Local Government: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether electronic communications from hon. Members to Ministers of his Department are passed through any third parties before...

      Local Government: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what procedures are in place for those current two-tier local authority areas which wish to reorganise themselves.

      Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on single homeless people in short-term accommodation of his...

      Terrorism: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much of the £1.4 million in funding requested by Manchester City Council following the Manchester Arena terror attack...

      Housing: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes were (a) started and (b) completed in Wolverhampton in each year since 2010.

      Mersey Tunnels: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the letter to the Minister for the Northern Powerhouse and...

      Garden Communities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which sites he has identified to become locally-led garden cities.

      Refuges: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to create a national system for funding domestic violence refuges.

      Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 6 December to Question 117028, what assessment he has made of whether alterations made by local...

      Neighbourhood Development Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to simplify the process of amending Neighbourhood Plans.

      Neighbourhood Development Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Statement of 12 December 2016, HCWS346, what plans he has to issue further guidance to planning...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Energy: Meters

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

    • Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to (a) improve data collection on business ownership and (b) encourage more women...

      Wind Power

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

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether electronic communications from hon. Members to Ministers of his Department are passed through any third parties...

      Small Businesses: Witham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many small and medium-sized businesses in Witham constituency received support under each business support scheme...

      Research: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to page 67 of the Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish a roadmap for meeting his target of...

      Science: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to page 85 of the Industrial Strategy, when he expects the Strength in Places Fund to be in operation.

      Banks and Energy: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to increase competition in the (a) energy and (b) banking consumer markets; and if he will make...

      Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much electricity was consumed by incinerators in (a) 2015 and (b) 2016; and how much (i) CO2 and (ii) CO2e was...

      Foreign Companies: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Land Registry's publication of offshore companies owning UK property, what assessment he has made...

      Solar Power: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people have been made redundant in the solar industry sector in the North West since 2015.

      Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding the Government plans to allocate from the public purse for the Next Generation of Services project;...

      Accountancy

      To ask The Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure the accurate accounting of (a) AI Programs, (b) Blockchain and (c) other Fin Tech, a...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy what are the eligibility criteria for technologies entering competitive contracts for difference auctions.

      Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his department maintains a list of all UK companies which have a global turnover of more than (a) £16...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many households in (a) Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough constituency, (b) Sheffield (c) South Yorkshire and...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the corporate insolvency framework.

      Life Sciences: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions the Government has had with (a) local authorities, (b) local enterprise partnerships, (c) combined...

      Life Sciences: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that money disbursed from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund through the life...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whose responsibility is it to (a) move and (b) pay for the relocation of an old meter when it is replaced with a smart...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether there is any legal requirement for (a) landlords and (b) energy companies to move existing energy meters and...

      Energy: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to support the use of (a) home battery storage and (b) other storage technologies.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what resources he has allocated within his Department to prepare contingency plans to cope with all possible outcomes...

      Batteries

      What steps he has taken to support the development of improved battery technology for (a) electric vehicles and (b) energy storage.

      Energy: Prices

      What the timetable is for the implementation of an energy price cap.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Sudan: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) financial and (b) administrative support his Department has provided to the forthcoming trade conference with Sudan on...

    • Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the security and protection of the Rohingya are prioritised in the...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Government of Myanmar on the need for that Government to implement the...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to to support prompt, independent, and impartial investigations of crimes under...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what conditions his Department plans to place on its support for the repatriation of the Rohingya to Myanmar with respect to...

      Burma: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to coordinate potential economic sanctions by the EU against the military in Burma with...

      Jagtar Singh Johal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Government of India in the case of the UK citizen Jagtar Singh Johal; what...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether electronic communications from hon. Members to Ministers of his Department are passed through any third parties before...

      Belarus: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the extent of human trafficking in Belarus.

      Brazil: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Brazil to ensure that the human rights of former Presidents Lula and...

      Libya: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the (a) Libyan Government and (b) relevant UN agencies on recent reports of human...

      Iran: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what advice his Department provides to other Government Departments and businesses on doing business in Iran.

      Cameroon: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on a Communique sent to the Anglophone population of Southern Cameroon on its being required to...

      Cameroon: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Cameroon.

      Anguilla: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, what funds the Government has made available to Anguilla following Hurricane Irma.

      Marine Environment: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State Foreign and Commonwealth Office, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2017 to Question 109463, what assessment his Department has made of the level of international...

      Overseas Aid: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what date the Government became aware that development assistance channelled through Adam Smith International and the Access...

      Chad: Foreign Relations

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

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on the extent of the divergence of regulations and standards which...

    • Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the UK health and safety product sector of the UK leaving the EU.

      Clinical Trials: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with the science and research community on ensuring that the UK will have compatible regulations with the...

      Drugs and Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether he has made an assessment of the effect of leaving the (a) EU and (b) European Court of Justice on resolving disputes about...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether electronic communications from hon. Members to Ministers in his Department are passed through any third parties before they...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will publish the travel costs incurred by (a) Ministers and (b) staff in his Department since his Department was established.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she plans to undertake a review of her Department’s role in the global response to HIV/AIDS; and if she will make a...

    • Middle East: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2017 to Question 115249 on Refugees: Disability, what information her Department holds on the...

      British Overseas Territories: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask the Secretary of State of International Development, what proportion of the package of recovery and reconstruction for British Overseas Territories affected by recent hurricanes announced...

      Department for International Development: Bell Pottinger Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations any Minister of her Department has received from Bell Pottinger on behalf of (a) Atos IT Services UK Limited, (b)...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that UK development assistance does not end up in the hands of terrorist groups or regimes that...

      South Sudan: Famine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department has allocated to humanitarian operations to takle the famine in South Sudan.

      Palestinians: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding between the Palestinian Authority (PA) and her Department, what discussions her Department...

      Palestinians: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding between the Palestinian Authority (PA) and her Department, what discussions her Department...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding between the Palestinian Authority (PA) and her Department, what discussions her Department...

      Palestinians: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the memorandum of understanding between the Palestinian Authority and her Department, what discussions her Department has...

  • Department for Education

    • Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the effect of the introduction of the apprenticeship levy on the number of people undertaking apprenticeships.

    • Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress is being made on the implementation of curriculum elements required by the provisions of the Children and Social Work Act 2017.

      Teachers: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps she has taken to reduce teacher workload; and if she will make a statement.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department takes to provide emergency financial support to schools that cannot afford basic educational and stationery supplies.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of children are in schools rated good or outstanding in England in 2017; and how many children there were in schools so...

      Domestic Visits: Knowsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she next plans to visit the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley.

      Faith Schools: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether paragraph 4 of Schedule 22 to the Equality Act 2010 exempts English schools designated with a religious character from Schedule 9 to that Act.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to extend the provision of 15 additional hours of free childcare to children in foster care in England.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of fostered children are currently excluded from the provision of 15 additional hours of free childcare.

      Foster Care: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what financial support her Department provides to foster carers to meet childcare costs.

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education,what steps her Department are taking to tackle the barriers to fostering for people in work outside of the home.

      Teachers: Graduates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to increase the number of graduates taking up teaching positions in infant and primary schools in England.

      Department for Education: ICT

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

      Department for Education: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of (a) departmental employees and (b) maintained school staff are paid through trusts rather than through PAYE.

      Schools: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what data the Department collects on the number and proportion of staff employed by (a) academy and (b) free schools who are paid through trusts rather...

      Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 11 of the Industrial Strategy, what assessment she has made of the effect of funding cuts to the Adult Skills Budget since 2010...

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she has had with students and young people on improving relationships and sex education in schools.

      Social Mobility Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many meetings the Social Mobility Commission Commissioners held with Government Ministers in each of the last 12 months.

      Schools: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what analysis and data her Department holds on the number of school buildings which contain asbestos.

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, why the formula used to calculate the Supplementary Funding for Maintained Nursery Schools for 2018-19 will not recognise the contribution maintained...

      STEM Subjects: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to encourage and promote apprenticeships and traineeships in science, technology, engineering and mathematics...

      Careers and Enterprise Company: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to give additional funding to the Careers and Enterprise Company to support their broader role set out in paragraph 60 of the...

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it is her policy to conduct a consultation into children's centres.

      Apprentices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to provide information to apprenticeship providers on the allocation of funding for apprentice places for 2018-19.

      Apprentices: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the margins of profitability of apprenticeship training provided by government-funded providers.

      Pre-school Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to pages 91-97 of her Department's Study of Early Education and Development (SEED): Study of Quality of Early Years Provision in...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many local authorities will receive (a) less, (b) more and (c) the same funding in 2018-19 than in 2017-18 for delivering the 30 hours of funded...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to provide the details of local authorities involved in the buddy system for delivering the 30 hours of funded childcare policy.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Courts: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 8 November 2017 to Question 110760 on courts: Sunderland, for what reasons he failed to engage with the invitation to visit...

    • Civil Proceedings: Drugs and Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Exiting the European Union on the establishment of mechanisms to resolve legal disputes...

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much has been paid in compensation to (a) prisoners, (b) prison staff and (c) third parties as a result of injuries suffered in a violent attack on...

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average number of incidents relating to Spice has been per prison in England and Wales since March 2017.

      Prisons: Drug Seizures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average number of incidents of seizures of drugs recorded per prison in England and Wales has been since since March 2017.

      Offenders: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice, of 5 December 2017, Official Report, column 882, on Female...

      Divorce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent representations he has received on introducing no-fault divorce.

      Pupils: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) fines for school attendance orders were issued by courts in England, and of that number how many were unpaid and (b) prison sentences there...

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will review the 28-day time limit for referral of unduly lenient sentences.

      Prisoners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of women on remand go on to receive a custodial sentence.

      Wormwood Scrubs Prison: Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average number of times is that ambulances have been called to HMP Wormwood Scrubs in each of the last five years.

      Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much the Government has spent from the public purse on (a) hotels and (b) other expenses for officers on detached duty in each of the last five years.

      National Probation Service: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff have left the National Probation Service due to (a) stress, (b) redundancies and (c) resignations in each of the last three years; and if...

  • Prime Minister

    • British Irish Council

      To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2017 to Question 115272, for what reason the date when a Prime Minister last attended a meeting of the British-Irish Council was...

    • Twitter

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether the @Number10gov twitter account has (a) received from and (b) sent any direct messages to the (i) @realDonaldTrump twitter account and (ii) any other account...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, Pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2017 to Question 115323 on armed forces: medical records, which of the regulations and standards referred to in...

    • Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions Ministers have flown on VIP-configured RAF Voyager aircraft in the last 12 months and to set out the destinations of those flights.

      Air Force: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many RAF officers accepted on elementary flying training have (a) completed and (b) failed that course in each of the last five years.

      Air Force: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many RAF officers accepted on basic fast jet training have (a) completed and (b) failed that course in each of the last five years.

      Air Force: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many RAF officers accepted on to the multi-engine lead-In preparatory course have (a) completed and (b) failed that course in each of the last five...

      Air Force: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many RAF officers undertaking rotary-wing pilot training at the Defence Helicopter Flying School have (a) completed and (b) failed the basic stages...

      Air Force: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many RAF (a) pilot navigator instructors, (b) navigator instructors, (c) helicopter navigator instructors, (d) helicopter crewman instructors, (e)...

      Armed Forces: Bereavement Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2017 to Question 115326, how many members of the (a) VO and (b) BAS teams attended bereavement counselling courses...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the UK has a sufficient number of pilots to operate its F-35 jets; and if he will make a statement.

      France: Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he last had discussions with his French counterpart on the UK-French Joint Expeditionary Force.

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Type 45 destroyers have had to be under tow since November 2016.

      HMS Diamond

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons HMS Diamond aborted her most recent deployment.

      Middle East: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which Royal Navy surface vessels have fulfilled Operation Kipion responsibilities since 2014.

      Ministry of Defence: ICT

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

      MOD Hebrides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 6 December 2017 to Question 117089, on MoD Hebrides Range, where the data referred to in his answer is held.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • 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 have been successful on appeal at...

    • Universal Credit: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of armed forces veterans medically retired by the Ministry of Defence have to undertake further assessments in...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Bell Pottinger Group

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

      Jobcentres: Telephone Services

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

      UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has adopted (a) the recommendation in the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’ report,...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of paying winter fuel allowance to recipients in more frequent instalments to assist...

      Jobcentres: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many work coaches have not yet received the training set out in the the Government's publication entitled Improving Lives: the Future of...

      Jobcentres: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to visit the Cofa Court Jobcentre in Coventry in 2018.

      Housing Benefit: Refuges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will keep short-term supported housing within the welfare system to allow women to pay for placements in domestic violence refuges using...

      Travellers: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons his Department will not share the contact details of Traveller families with local education authority welfare officers to...

      State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, at what age female UK citizens living in (a) EU and (b) non-EU countries can claim their state pensions.

      Universal Credit: Glasgow North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure that the roll-out of universal credit in Glasgow North East constituency will not result in an increase in...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has assessed the effect on people who make weekly rent payments of receiving monthly payments under universal credit.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Autumn budget, what his Department's capital budget will be for (a) 2018-19, (b) 2019-20 and (c)...

    • Groceries Code Adjudicator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department expects to publish its response to its consultation on extending the remit of the Groceries Code...

      Agriculture: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of a trade agreement with the United States on UK farming.

      Ivory: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many import permits for ivory have been issued by the Animal and Plant Health Agency in each of the last five years; and...

      Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much waste the UK is currently capable of incinerating; and what estimate he has made of the waste incineration capacity...

      Clothing: Marine Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of washing synthetic clothing on to our oceans and marine life as set out in the...

      Animals: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the World Organisation for Animal Health's validation procedures for new technologies for animal diseases,...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether electronic communications from hon. Members to Ministers in his Department are passed through any third parties...

      Government Departments: Pigmeat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to increase procurement of pig products by Government institutions.

      Pigs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the National Farmers' Union on improving productivity in the pig sector after...

      Pigmeat: Asia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to increase the export of pig products to Asia after the UK leaves the EU.

      Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the amount of (a) food waste and (b) total bio-degrable waste that goes to (i) incineration and...

      Meat: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the level of WTO tariffs for (a) beef (b) poultry (c) sheep (d) pork exports from the UK after...

      Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of tree planting rates.

      Flood Control: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to prevent coastal flooding in Lancashire.

      Environment Agency: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff were employed by the Environment Agency in (a) Cumbria and (b) Lancashire in each year since 1 January 2012.

      Floods: Fylde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment the Environment Agency has made of the effect of new housing developments on the risk of flooding in Fylde...

      Industry: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to page 148 of the Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish the new strategy for resources and waste.

      Lions: South Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the sustainability of trophy hunting in South Africa for the local population of African lions.

      Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 14 June 2016 to Question 40644, on animal imports, what assessment he has made of the...

      Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has discussed monitoring the effectiveness of trophy hunting in promoting conservation with Cabinet colleagues.

      Cuadrilla Resources: Fylde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many unannounced onsite inspections the Environment Agency has conducted at Cuadrilla Resources’ shale gas site at...

      Cuadrilla Resources: Fylde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many onsite inspections the Environment Agency has conducted at Cuadrilla Resources’ shale gas site at Preston New...

      Rivers: Sewage and Water Abstraction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to tackle sewage pollution and over-abstraction in rivers.

      Electricity Generation: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2017 to...

      ClientEarth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2017 to Question 1033 on Nitrous Oxide: EU Law, how much the Government has spent on legal...

      Angling: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Environment Agency is taking to prevent illegal angling in Lancashire.

      Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to protect marine environments in (a) the UK and (b) the UK Overseas Territories.

      Fracking: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment the Environment Agency has made of the level of compliance with relevant environmental restrictions by...

      Meat: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary for International Trade and (b) other parties on how to ensure...

      Meat: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent representations his Department has received from companies that import meat from EU Member States on how to...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on reducing roadside emissions.

      Food: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to his oral contribution of 7 December on Future Trade Agreements: Agriculture, if he will list the individuals and...

      Government Departments: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to increase procurement of British-farmed produce by Government Departments and agencies; and if he...

  • Home Office

    • Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many positive conclusive grounds decisions were made in relation to modern slavery and human trafficking in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.

    • Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether a Memorandum of Understanding or similar document is in place for the sharing of data obtained by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse...

      Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have had their data shared by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority with her Department for immigration enforcement...

      Council of Europe Convention On Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for the UK Government to ratify the Istanbul Convention.

      Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Home Department, whether her Department has made an assessment of the effect of closing custody suites on people with mental health problems.

      Vehicle Number Plates: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of number plate fraud have been recorded in England and Wales each year since 2010.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to maintain police officer numbers in England in 2018-19; and if she will make a statement.

      Theft: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of its campaign against mobile phone theft.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether people who moved to the UK before the Immigration Act 1971 came into force are considered to be illegal immigrants.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who moved legally to the UK prior to the Immigration Act 1971 have received deportation notices in each of the last five years.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time was for a final decision on an asylum application in each of the last five years.

      Asylum: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 4 December to Question 116362 on Asylum: Sanitary Protection, if he will make a specific fund available for for...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, her Department is taking to reduce the number of dangerous journeys taken by unaccompanied child refugees with family in the UK.

      Immigration: Debts

      To ask the Home Secretary, how many people who had debt in excess of £500 were refused leave to remain in the UK in the last three years.

      Asylum: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applicants living in Scotland have been (a) granted and (b) refused permission to submit their applications to the Further...

      Home Office: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2017 to Question 116243, Home Office: Training, what process the Department uses to monitor the...

      EU Nationals: British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Office of National Statistics immigration statistics, published on 17 August 2017, what proportion of applications for...

      Lead: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of lead theft from churches were reported in (a) Suffolk and (b) England in each of the last 12 months.

      Skilled Workers: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing regional variations in the salary thresholds for tier...

      UK Border Force: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2017 to Question 114587, what the evidential basis is for her Department's conclusion that an...

      Intelligence Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on ensuring that British security services and crime agencies continue to share intelligence and work with their EU...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, with reference to the transparency document entitled Ministers: Quarterly Return April - June 2017, which tickets relating to which international...

    • Seasonal Agricultural Workers' Scheme: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will meet with the National Farmers Union Scotland to discuss a specific Agricultural Labour Scheme to meet labour shortages in the agricultural...

      Agriculture: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the value of agricultural land in Scotland.

  • HM Treasury

    • House Insurance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the affordability of home insurance for older and vulnerable people.

    • Small Businesses: Bank Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to support small businesses whose local bank branches have just closed or are at risk of closure.

      Revenue and Customs: Security Guards

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons HMRC is seeking to outsource security at its offices rather than utilising a directly employed workforce.

      Revenue and Customs: Security Guards

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has, with the full involvement HMRC workers and trade unions, to (a) refine the new access control service standard, (b) review pilot...

      Sovereign Grant

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether any changes will be made to the Sovereign Grant due to the devolution of the Crown Estate in Scotland.

      Offshore Industry: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of transferable tax history for late-life oil and gas assets on employment in the north-east of Scotland.

      Bank Services: Cancer

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with the Financial Conduct Authority about the introduction of a duty of care for the banking sector to support...

      WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Government plans to introduce legislative proposals to ratify the World Health Organisation's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Illicit Trade...

      Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress the Government is making on implementing the Soft Drinks Industry Levy.

      Financial Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress is being made by the Financial Conduct Authority on developing a definition of duty of care for financial services providers; and what plans...

      Treasury: ICT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether electronic communications from hon. Members to Minister for his Department are passed through any third parties before they reach their recipient.

      Treasury: Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of Treasury employees are paid through trusts rather than through PAYE.

      Research and Development Expenditure Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 69 of the Industrial Strategy, when he plans to introduce an advanced clearance service for R&D expenditure credit claims.

      Research and Development Expenditure Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 69 of Industrial Strategy: Building a Britain fit for the future, when the Government plans to launch the campaign to raise awareness...

      Financial Ombudsman Service

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the time limit for complaints to be referred to the Financial Ombudsman Service from 6...

      Financial Conduct Authority: Ministerial Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which Minister of his Department has responsibility for the Financial Conduct Authority.

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to replace European Investment Bank and European Investment Fund lending in the event that the UK leaves the EU.

      Small Businesses: Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on whether the UK’s Credit Reference Agencies have sent all the required demand letters to the banks requesting...

      Plastics: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the timetable is for proposed charges on single-use plastic items to come into effect; and if he will make a statement.

      Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that consumers are protected from unsolicited increases in credit limits.

      Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his Department’s press release of 10 April 2016, entitled UK launches cross-government taskforce on the Panama Papers, whether HM...

      Treasury: Brexit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what quantitative assessments his department has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the sectors for which his Department is responsible.

      Employment: Disability

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his oral evidence to the Treasury Committee of 6 December 2017, what the evidential basis is for the correlation between increased...

      Life Sciences: Capital Investment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 12 of the life sciences sector deal, what steps he plans to take to ensure that the £20 million of planned patient capital...

      Royal Bank of Scotland: Small Businesses

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of reports that the minutes of the Financial Conduct Authority state that it could face legal action if it...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will retain Childcare Vouchers alongside the Tax-Free Childcare rollout.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Think Tanks

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what (a) financial, (b) organisational and (c) other support the Government has given to which think-tanks in the last five years.

    • Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reasons the Government has not yet appointed a chair for the contaminated blood inquiry.

      Cystic Fibrosis

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis under the age of 35 died in England in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12, (d) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14,...

      Cabinet Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of Cabinet Office employees are paid through trusts rather than through PAYE.

      Small Businesses: Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of people in (a) Witham constituency and (b) the UK were employed by small and medium-sized enterprises in each year since...

      Civil Servants: Nationality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of possible changes required to the Civil Service nationality rules to address the provisions relating to freedom of...

      Civil Servants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has made an assessment of the civil service functions across central government that have the highest reliance on non-UK EU nationals; and...

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to page 134 of the Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to improve procurement tools to make public sector contracts more accessible...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many incidents relating to cyber attacks have been dealt with by GCHQ in each of the last 12 months.

      Government Departments: Security

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to introduce guidelines to ensure that reporting of security breaches to the Cabinet Office is consistent across all Departments.

      Government Departments: Data Protection

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many data incidents in central Government departments were (a) recorded and (b) reported to the Information Commissioner's Office in (i) 2015-16...

      Official Secrets

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many assets are classified at which level of risk by the Government Security Classifications system.

      Cabinet Office: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many members of staff have left his Department since 1 January 2015; and how many of those members of staff were nationals of non-UK EU countries.

      Anti-corruption Champion

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to appoint an anti-corruption champion.

      National Security

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he expects the review of the National Security Strategy to be published.

      Complex Transactions Team

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many full-time equivalent staff there are in his Department's Complex Transactions Team.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what advice the Government gives to UK companies that are considering or that are currently engaged in joint ventures or other forms of...

    • Whales: Iceland

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will make it his policy to seek the cessation of Icelandic whaling as part of any future trade negotiations with Iceland.

      Trade Remedies Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if his Department will bring forward draft (a) legislative proposals or (b) policy papers on how the Trade Remedies Authority will construct...

      Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the ordinary duration of trade remedy measures will be five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Department for International Trade: ICT

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

      World Expo: United Arab Emirates

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department is taking to promote participation by UK businesses in EXPO 2020 in Dubai; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Tourism: Aberdeenshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate her Department has made of the value of tourism generated in Aberdeenshire by the Royal Family.

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

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what quantitative assessments her Department has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the sectors for which her...

      Heritage Lottery Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the (a) financial effect and (b) social effect on the UK Heritage sector of the Heritage...

      Heritage Lottery Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions (a) Ministers and (b) Officials of her Department have had with Camelot on the Heritage Lottery...

      Heritage Lottery Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will provide a list of the representatives of the UK heritage sector with whom she discussed the Heritage Lottery...

  • Department of Health

    • Prescription Drugs: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which prescription drugs had the highest increase in price to the NHS in the last 10 years for which data is available.

    • Ambulance Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to recategorise ambulance response times more accurately to reflect journey times.

      Breast Cancer: Biosimilar Medicines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether NHS England has provided any guidance to hospital trusts and clinicians on the introduction of a biosimilar of Herceptin (trastuzumab) for breast...

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of delaying the roll-out of the national data opt-out programme from March 2018 to May 2018 to...

      Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference too the explanatory notes of the Mental Health Act 1983 (Places of Safety) Regulations 2017, how the 33 additional health-based places of...

      Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will undertake an assessment of the effectiveness of the Mental Health Act 1983 (Places of Safety) Regulations 2017.

      Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to publish the latest figures on section 136 detentions under the Mental Health Act 1983 and the places of safety patients are taken to.

      Infant Foods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will reinstate the Infant Feeding Survey.

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average length of time taken has been for clinical commissioning groups to implement Continuing Healthcare fast-track packages.

      Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2017 to Question 113610, what plans his Department has to reduce the waiting times for a first appointment from 52...

      Neuromuscular Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the (a) extent and (b) effect on patient care of variation in specialist services for multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's...

      Incinerators: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the use of waste incinerators on health.

      Fibromyalgia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has made an assessment of the merits of defining fibromyalgia as a disability.

      NHS: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what per capita expenditure on the NHS was in each of the last seven years at 2010 prices.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the level of childhood obesity was in each region of England in each year for which data is available and what estimate he has made of the levels of...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of targeting food and drink advertising at children and young people on the level of childhood obesity.

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to monitor the adequacy of health and social care service provision for disabled children in England.

      Cystic Fibrosis: Orkambi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Orkambi in treating people diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis.

      General Practitioners: Sevenoaks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how the proposed reorganisation of the NHS will affect GP surgeries in Sevenoaks constituency.

      European Court of Justice: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has made an assessment of the effect of leaving the European Court of Justice on small businesses with a specialism in medical devices and who...

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the Customs Union on the the ability of the NHS to procure medicines and medical...

      NHS: Logos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what payments his Department has received from third parties for the use of the NHS logo in each of the last five years.

      Department of Health: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of (a) Departmental employees and (b) NHS staff are paid through trusts rather than through PAYE.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 22 November 2017 to Question 112826 on Nurses and Midwives: Registration, when he plans to publish the report on Workforce...

      Royal Brompton Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what full compliance with the standards and conditional on demonstrating convincing progress along the way means in relation to the continued provision...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the answer of 30 November 2017 to Question 115246 on Mental Health Services: Children and Young People, if he will publish the letter sent by...

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2017 to Question , what information his Department holds on the number of NHS (a) frontline and (b) support staff...

      Employment Schemes: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress his Department is making on the national roll-out of the Individual Placement and Support programme.

      Autism: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department has issued on the sharing of information between medical and educational professionals following a diagnosis of autism for a...

      Prisons: Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average number of times is that ambulances have been called to prisons in England and Wales per prison since March 2017.

      Concordia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take against Concordia as a result of the Competition and Markets Authority findings announced on 21 November 2017 that Concordia...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what targets his Department has set for reducing childhood obesity over the course of the 2017 Parliament.

      Mental Health Services: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many mental health staff were employed in the NHS in the West Midlands in (a) 2010 and (b) 2017.

      Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to increase the proportion of patients with inflammatory bowel disease who receive support and information in primary...

      Mental Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to Q 55 in his oral evidence to the Health Committee 31 October 2017, HC 523, whether the figure of 4,300 includes (a) staff who were...

      Life Sciences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to page 13 of the life sciences sector deal published on 6 December 2017, what steps the Government plans to take to improve NHS...

      Mental Health Services: Out of Area Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many out-of-borough placements for non-specialised services for acute adult psychiatric care were made for Southwark residents in each of the last...

      Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December to Question 116360, for what reason the Department has no plans to review patient transport guidance; and if he will...

      Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time equivalent health visitors work in each local authority area, and how many such visitors there were before responsibility was...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Bullying: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the level of in-person bullying against BAME people.

    • Bullying: LGBT People

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she has met with Cabinet colleagues to discuss the level of in-person bullying against LGBT+ people.

      Equal Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment the Government has made of the principal reasons for the current size of the gender wage gap.

  • Home Office

    • Crimes of Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following recent moped-related snatch crimes and acid attacks, they intend to introduce special measures to tackle those crimes.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Israel: Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposal announced by the government of Israel to encourage large numbers of African migrants to self-deport to third...

    • Sheikh Isa Qassim

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain about (1) the house arrest, and (2) deteriorations in health, of Sheikh Isa Qassim since May.

      Bahrain: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is their policy to advise those with concerns about treatment of persons in detention in Bahrain to report those incidents to that country’s...

      Sayed Alwadaei

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the trial in Bahrain of Sayed Nizar Alwadaei which resulted in an additional three-year prison sentence on 29 November; and...

      Caribbean: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government upon which departmental budget the costs of UK aid given to persons and institutions damaged in the recent hurricanes and storms in the Caribbean and South-Western...

      International Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which sanctions have harmed humanitarian efforts to help civilian populations in countries such as Iraq and Syria;...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

  • Department for Education

    • Office for Students: Business Interests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which members of the board of the Office for Students are (1) employed by, and (2) in receipt of remuneration from, a university in England; and what was the total...

    • Social Services: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any assessment has been made of the effectiveness of the operating models of social care trusts in relation to improving local children’s services.

      Bath University: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Ministers and the Higher Education Funding Council for England plan to investigate the decision-making process at the University of Bath which led to an...

      Home Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of children who are excluded and subsequently home-schooled.

      Out-of-school Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of children in unregistered schools who are notionally home-schooled.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Offenders: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish their strategy for female offenders in England and Wales.

    • Offenders: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the cross-government suicide prevention strategy, including action on self-harm, will form part of their strategy on female offenders in England and Wales.

      Prisoners: Parents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children in England and Wales have had a parent in prison in the last seven years.

      Marriage: Humanism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Scotland and the Republic of Ireland having legal humanist marriages on the case for such recognition in England...

      Marriage: Humanism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the fact that there are now more humanist marriages in Scotland than Church of Scotland marriages, what assessment they have made of the impact of...

      Magistrates' Courts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Shailesh Vara MP on 25 February 2015 (HC 224618), what proportion of the total work undertaken in magistrates' courts was...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Marines: Plymouth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to make any changes to the size and location of the Royal Marine garrisons in Plymouth.

    • Armed Forces

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the relationship between morale and overstretched resources in the armed services; and what steps they intend to take to remedy...

      Armed Forces: Officers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 30 November  (HL3468), whether any honorary five-star officers are in regular service.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which ten local authorities in Wales had (1) the lowest number, (2) the lowest percentage, (3) the highest number, and (4) the highest percentage, of individuals...

    • Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money has been spent in (1) the past 12 months, and (2) each year since 2014, on the administration of Employment and Support Allowance mandatory...

      Pension Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is was the value of Pension Credit in each year since it was introduced from 2010–11; and what is their estimate of what that value would be from April...

      Pension Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many single (1) women, and (2) men, over 80 years old are in receipt of Pension Credit.

      Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Buscombe on 28 July (HL954), in what ways, and by which means, (1) ministers, and (2) departments, work together to...

      Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions, if any, they have had with the devolved administrations since 2010 about possible coordinated actions across the UK to reduce (1)...

      Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to respond to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation's finding that 400,000 more children and 300,000 more pensioners have fallen into relative poverty...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Planning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are planning to require local authorities to conduct planning and conservation processes speedily and within set timeframes.

  • HM Treasury

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, prior to the suspension of the alcohol duty escalator announced in the Budget Statement, they conducted a risk assessment of the effects and consequences...

    • EU Staff: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of their liability to continue to contribute towards the pensions of retired EU officials after Brexit; and what is their estimate...

      International Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are planning to assist the actions of NGOs in relation to vulnerable populations by leading an international initiative to establish secure and...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Brexit: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will respond to the Welsh Government’s document, Brexit and Devolution, sent to them in June; and whether they will publish that response.

    • Lipodystrophy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the premature mortality rates for patients diagnosed with lipodystrophy in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Unemployment: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were registered as unemployed in each Welsh local authority in (1) 1990, (2) 2000, (3) 2005, (4) 2010, and (5) 2015.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Television: Smoking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy in relation to smoking on reality TV shows, particularly in regard to the risk that smoking amongst young people might be glamourised.

    • Government Departments: Data Processing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the Framework for Data Processing by Government provisions in the Data Protection Bill on the Cabinet Office...

      Arts: Commonwealth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage performing arts organisations, museums and galleries to celebrate the Commonwealth prior to the Commonwealth Summit in...

  • Department of Health

    • Mental Health Services: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the next Adult Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Workforce Census Report will be published.

    • Mental Health

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they remain committed to meeting the targets set out in the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health.

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the additional £2.8 billion resource funding announced for the NHS in the Budget will go to mental health.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to measures to help older generations in England cut down alcohol consumption.

      Lipodystrophy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure early diagnosis and referrals to specialist care for patients with lipodystrophy.

      Veterans: Mefloquine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to (1) identify, (2) monitor, and (3) assist, those veterans who were prescribed mefloquine while in the military before the...

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to extend NHS England's new Starting Well: A Smile4Life Initiative beyond the 13 areas in which it is initially being dleivered.

      Sugar: Sales Promotions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to limit the availability of high sugar products (1) in supermarket price promotions, and (2) at the point of sale.

      Dental Health: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publiish the next Child Dental Health Survey.

      Dental Health

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish the next Adult Dental Health Survey.

      Lipodystrophy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the total costs of treating lipodystrophy in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

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