Written answers

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Electric Vehicles

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

    • Roads: St Helens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of the Pothole Action Fund will be allocated to St Helens Council.

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of falling bio-ethanol prices on the (a) operation and (b) future of the UK bio-ethanol industry.

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for legislative proposals to be brought forward to provide for a 10 per cent bio-ethanol content in UK petrol supplies.

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of introducing the use of E10 fuel into the UK; and if he will make a statement.

      Carlisle Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential economic effect on the surrounding area of the opening of Carlisle Airport to domestic flights.

      Mersey Gateway Bridge: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent representations he has received on the liability of tractors to pay tolls on the Mersey Gateway Bridge.

      Public Transport: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of providing discounted rail and coach travel for single veterans.

      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 Document, whether the new franchise operator will be required to carry...

      Southeastern

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what percentage of peak hour trains delayed between Lewisham and London terminals in each of the last 10 years were due to (a) rolling stock failure,...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will ensure that train operating companies are compensated for any losses incurred as a consequence of the introduction of the proposed 26-30...

      Taxis: Guide Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will amend the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Taxis) (Carrying of Guide Dogs etc) (England and Wales) Regulations 2000 and the Disability...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish a response to the consultation on the location of the Rolling Stock Depot for the Yorkshire leg of the High Speed 2 route.

      Railway Stations: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to increase the number of accessible stations in south-west London.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: St Helens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of the £28 million funding for Housing First pilot schemes will be allocated to projects in the St Helens...

    • Rough Sleeping: St Helens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of rough sleepers in the St Helens local authority area in each year since 2010.

      Housing: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to prevent owners of freehold properties who have been tied into long-term contracts from being charged...

      Rough Sleeping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when providers will be able to bid for capital funding for move-on accommodation to tackle rough sleeping outside London.

      Coastal Communities Fund: Golf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether funding from the Coastal Communities Fund can be allocated to golf courses that are at risk from coastal erosion.

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much has been allocated under the Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme 2016-21 to (a) London and (b) each Homes...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2017 to Question 116781, on what date he plans to publish his Department’s main...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will set out the average gross rents resulting from total allocations under the Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes...

      Housing: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding from the Revenue Support Grant (RSG) was allocated to (a) Hull City Council and (b) England to cover costs...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 29 November 2017 to Question 115913, if he will list the Government's programmes aimed at...

    • Industry: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to page 148 of Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish the Bioeconomy Strategy.

      Insulation: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much the Government spent on funding for cavity wall insulation schemes in the last ten years.

      Insulation: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will introduce an independent dispute mechanism for consumers related to companies which have installed defective...

      Solar Power: Wigan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2017 to Question 115602, how many domestic and non-domestic solar feed-in tariff...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has received on companies using funding from the public purse to install sub-standard and...

      Royal Mail: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the privatisation of Royal Mail on employment standards in the postal industry.

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many homes have been insulated under national government schemes in each year since 2010.

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department has taken to incentivise the installation of household insulation by private landlords and...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2017 to Question 107168 on housing: insulation, if his Department will provide a...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on what date he plans to publish the 2017 Feed-in Tariff consultation; and if he will make a statement.

      Consumers: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish the consumer green paper; and if he will make a statement.

      Horizon 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to encourage UK researchers to continue to make bids for Horizon 2020 funding.

      Research: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to encourage greater private sector investment in research and development; and if he will make...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 6 December 2017 to Question 116831, if he will list the less established technologies that...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what quantitative assessments his Department has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the sectors for which...

      Radioactive Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, to set out the (a) volume, (b) isotopic content and (c) origin of the wastes stored at each licensed nuclear site.

      Post Offices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the sustainability of the Post Office Local business model in which...

      Automation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will commission a formal assessment of the potential effect of automation on regional economies over the next 10...

      Nuclear Fuels: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support the nuclear fuel manufacturing industry.

      Nuclear Fuels: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that nuclear fuel for the Moorside nuclear reactors is manufactured in the UK.

      Nuclear Fuels: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has any plans to ensure that nuclear fuel for the nuclear reactors at (a) Hinkley Point C, (b)...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what effect his Department’s decision to select the Korea Electric Power Corporation as the preferred bidder to...

      Tesco: Booker Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the proposed merger of Tesco and Booker wholesale, what representations he has received on the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support allies in the Middle East to counter destabilising activities of Iran’s...

    • Cameroon: Genocide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 4 November 2017 to Question 110340, whether he plans to make further representations to the Prime...

      Burma: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on support for a possible UN-mandated global arms embargo on Burma.

      Burma: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to discuss with his EU counterparts an expansion of the current EU arms embargo to ban all EU companies from...

      Israel: West Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian effects of the proposed demolition of the village of Susiya in the South Hebron hills.

      Burma: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support the Government is providing to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar,...

      Niranjan Rasalingam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has been made of whether Niranjan Rasalingam, a British citizen jailed in Burma, has received a fair trial.

      Syria: Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to make representations to his Russian counterpart Russia’s veto of the UN Security Council draft...

      North Korea: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British nationals travelling independently to North Korea have informed the British Embassy in Pyongyang of their...

      Burma: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the Aung San Suu Kyi on releasing all political prisoners in Burma.

      Belarus: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the state persecution and harassment of trades union activists in Belarus.

      Iran: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Government of Iran about allegations that Iran is supporting the spread...

      Iran: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the threat posed by Iran's support for Shia Islamists abroad; and if he will make a...

      Sudan: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Sudan on the activities of the Rapid Support Forces in Darfur.

      Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will place a copy of any correspondence between his Department and Adam Smith International since 2014 on the risk of...

      Sudan: Torture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Sudan to request that it end its use of torture?

      Travel Restrictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for which countries has the Government imposed travel bans on citizens; and if will list the number of people in each case.

      Cameroon: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Commonwealth Affairs, what support is being made available to Anglophone citizens of Cameroon.

      Iran: BBC Persian Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his oral contribution of 21 November 2017, Official Report, Vol 631 Col 852, if will raise persecution of and...

      European Union: Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department has spent on purchasing EU flags for use in (a) the UK and (b) its missions overseas since June 2016.

      Nuclear Weapons: Proliferation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of progress internationally on the non-proliferation and reduction of nuclear weapons; and...

      Syria: Administration of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Rt. Hon. Alastair Burt, was aware that money from the Access to Justice and Community Services programme in Syria...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to improve the transparency, effectiveness, and fraud prevention of Official Development...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Adam Smith International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 6 September 2017 to Question 9083, what assessment he made of the potential merits of freezing...

      Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that projects led by his Department and funded through the Conflict, Stability and Security...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Domestic Violence

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the year on year percentage change in the reporting of domestic abuse crimes was in each territorial police force area in England and Wales in...

    • Social Services: Dementia

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Written Statement of 16 November 2017, HCWS 258 on social care, whether the proposed green paper will specifically cover social care...

      Cabinet Office: Bell Pottinger Group

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what representations any Minister of his Department has received from Bell Pottinger on behalf of (a) Atos IT Services UK Limited, (b) Centrica PLC and...

      Civil Servants: Pornography

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants working in central government departments have been (a) dismissed or (b) subject to disciplinary proceedings for accessing...

      Charities: Grants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many Government grants were allocated to organisations with a UK charity number in (a) 2014-2015 and (b) 2015-2016; and what the total value was...

  • Department for International Development

    • Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what mechanisms her Department uses to ensure that UK aid does not fund radicalisation in the Palestinian Territories.

    • Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the Government plans to fund the Palestinian Authority other than in accordance with the Government response, Future UK...

  • Department for Education

    • Education: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department holds on the assessment by UK National Recognition Information Centre that the International Certificate of Christian...

    • Department for Education: Brexit

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

      Wakefield City Academies Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 29 November 2017 to Question 114846, what information her Department holds on reasons for the time taken for Wakefield City...

      Social Mobility Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the role and remit of the Social Mobility Commission will be upon appointment of its new Board.

      Schools: Census

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress is being made on the review of parents’ right to retract nationality and country of birth data submitted through the school...

      Pupils: Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Memorandum of Understanding between her Department and the Home Office published in December 2015, whether nationality data is...

      Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the role of school education in improving social mobility; and if she will make a statement.

      Agriculture: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to encourage more young people to train in agriculture-based industries.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools are in financial special measures; and how many of those schools have been in financial special...

      Pre-school Education: Lewisham Deptford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children who are (a) eligible and (b) not eligible for free school meals have achieved school readiness standards at the end of the...

      Children: Day Care

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

      Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 103 of the Industrial Strategy, when she plans to undertake a review into higher level technical education at levels 4 and 5.

      ICT: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 110 of the Industrial Strategy, when she expects the National Centre for Computing Education to be in operation.

      Department for Education: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason she has not answered Named Day Question 116931 submitted on 30 November 2017.

      Student Loans Company: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of complaints to the Student Loan Company have been dealt with in the advertised timescale in the last 12 months.

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that all schools teach awareness of violence against women and girls.

      Primary Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the cost to the public purse will be of developing the new reception baseline assessment announced in September 2017.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much compensation has been paid to prisoners as a result of delays in parole hearings in each year since March 2010.

    • Prisoners: Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average number of self-harm incidents by prisoners has been per prison in England and Wales since March 2017.

      Prisons: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average level of staff turnover has been per prison in England and Wales since March 2017.

      Prisons: Fire and Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average number of times is the local Fire and Rescue service has been called to prisons in England and Wales per prison since March 2017.

      Rape: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November 2017 to Question 9826, what method the CPS used to select the sample of case files to assess the frequency and...

      Rape: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November 2017 to Question 9826, what crimes were selected for the sample of case files selected by the CPS to assess the...

      Rape: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November 2017 to Question 9826 how many case files were selected by the Crown Prosecution Service for the sample of case...

      Prisons: Ministers of Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if the Government will take steps to ensure the continued provision of quality assured chaplaincy services in prisons by maintaining the guidelines set...

      Prisons: Ministers of Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if his Department will include access to chaplaincy in its performance measures for prisons on time spent out of cells engaging in purposeful activity.

      Rape: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November 2017 to Question 9826, at which grades of staffing are Crown Prosecution Service staff selected to review the...

      Rape: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November 2017 to Question 9826 on rape: trials, in which Crown Courts those applications were made; and in how many case...

      Rape: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November 2017 to Question 9826 on rape: trials, over what time period the Crown Prosecution Service selected the court...

      Rape: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November 2017 to Question 9826, what the total number of rape and sexual assault trials heard in the Crown Courts was...

      Rape: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November 2017 to Question 9826 on rape: trials, what national and local data on applications under section 41 of the Youth...

      Prisoners: Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average number of self-harm incidents by prisoners per prison has been in England and Wales in each of the last five years.

      Immigration: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of bringing non-asylum immigration claims for children back into scope of legal aid.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Assets

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

    • Identity Cards: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people born on 3 May 2000 or earlier are in possession of a military identification card registered in (a) Woking, (b) Gosport, (c) Bromley or...

      Ministry of Defence: Staff and Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether civil servants and members of the armed forces working in MoD Main Building are permitted to bring domestic pets to work.

      Army: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total cost of running (a) Phase 1 training at AFC Harrogate including trainee salaries and associated costs and (b) the Combat Infantryman's...

      Reserve Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average number of Manned Training Days claimed under the Operation Fortify Budget is for (a) individual soldiers, (b) Companies (or equivalent)...

      Ministry of Defence: Legatum Institute

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

      Navy: Reserve Forces

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

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will clarify the statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on 18 September 2017 that Canada and the UK will continue to partner in Ukraine to...

      Ministry of Defence: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2017 to Question 110195, whether his Department funds redundancy payments to staff employed by his Department's...

      Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many flying hours have been completed on VIP configured RAF Voyager aircraft in each of the last 12 months.

      Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions in the past 12 months flights on VIP-configured RAF Voyager aircraft have been diverted from their intended destinations due to...

      Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost of operating VIP configured RAF Voyager aircraft was in the last 12 months.

      Air Force: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many RAF weapons systems operators have (a) joined and (b) left the RAF in each of the last five years.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to put the prime contract for the Mechanised Infantry Vehicles out to tender.

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for how many days all six Daring-class Type 45 destroyers have been berthed together at HMNB Portsmouth during 2017.

      Royal Marines Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Additional Duties Contracts and (b) Full-Time Reserve Sailor Contracts are affordable by the Royal Marine Reserve under its recruitment Budget.

      Armed Forces: Defence Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking in order to reduce cannibalism of equipment in the Armed Forces.

      Special Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the National Audit Office has inspected the accounts of the office of the Director of Special Forces since its establishment in 1987; and if he...

      Armed Forces: Credit Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what further steps he plans to take to promote awareness and encourage the take-up of the Armed Forces Credit Union among military personnel and their...

      Military Decorations: Aden

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to commemorate those who gave their lives in Aden.

      MOD Hebrides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether redundancy terms are being honoured for staff who have recently been made redundant at the Hebrides Range.

      Army: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many women (a) applied for, (b) were accepted on and (c) completed the UK Officer Commissioning Course at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst for each...

      MOD Hebrides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, where air traffic control is undertaken for trials at the Hebrides Range.

      Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Infantry, (b) Royal Artillery, (c) Royal Corps of Signals, (d) Army Medical Services, (e) Adjutant General's Corps, (f) Royal Armoured...

      MOD Hebrides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many additional personnel visited the Hebrides Range in 2015 and 2017 for trials; and what estimate he has made of the number of additional...

      Ministry of Defence: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent on external website design consultants in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

      MOD Hebrides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many guards were employed at Hebrides Range in (a) 2010, (b) 2014 and (c) 2017; and what estimate he has made of the number of guards who will be...

      Defence: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his oral contribution of 27 November 2017, Official Report, column 2, if he will set out in more detail what the £1.5 billion of...

      Defence Equipment: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his oral contribution of 27 November 2017, Official Report, column 4, what the value of the real terms increase in defence spending on...

      Defence Innovation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence of 27 November 2017, Official Report, column 14, what the...

      Ministry of Defence: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2017 to Question 116529, on Ministry of Defence: Disclosure of information, whether his Department always notifies...

      Ministry of Defence: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2017 to Question 116530, on Ministry of Defence: Disclosure of information, whether his Department has received...

      Ministry of Defence: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 26 June 2017 to Question 438, when his Department plans to publish its new strategic equality objectives.

      Defence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment his Department has made as to whether the 2 per cent of GDP spending target is sufficient to meet UK defence needs over the next...

      Saudi Arabia: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the Government will review its policy on military training for Saudi Arabia as a result of the allegations that 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December 2017 to Question 115775, what guidance his Department has issued to users of dynamic risk assessments to decide...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military houses his Department owned in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013, (e) 2014, (f) 2015, (g) 2016 and (h) 2017.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to ensure that local authorities are regularly informed by his Department of households in their area in receipt of...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the average length of time taken to complete a universal credit claim from registration to declaration.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the extent of problems new universal credit claimants are having with the digital service claimant...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons there are differences between the timelines of his Department's Universal Credit Transition Roll-Out Schedules published in...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of potential universal credit claimants failed to complete their registration in the first seven days after...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of potential universal credit claimants failed to complete their registration in the 28 days after account...

      Apprentices: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families with 16-18 year olds on apprenticeships have had their benefits (a) reduced and (b) withdrawn in each of the last 12 months.

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many amendments he has made to the Local Housing Allowance areas over the last five years, and whether he plans to make further revisions.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Primates: Pets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the timetable is for his Department's review of the Code of Practice for the Welfare of Privately Kept Non-Human...

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the number of vacancies in his Department has been in each month since January 2015; and if he will make a statement

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many vehicles in his Department's fleet are (a) electric vehicles and (b) ultra-low emission vehicles.

      African Swine Fever

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the spread of African swine fever; and if he will make a statement

      Animal Welfare: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2017 to Question 115879, what the timetable is for the publication of the updated...

      Dogs: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the adequacy of the welfare standards of licensed sellers of puppies.

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of public spending on flood prevention in (a) Fylde constituency and (b) the UK in each of the (i)...

      Pigs: Antibiotics

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

      Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the number of crops on which neonicotinoids have been used; and if he will list those crops.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many badgers have been culled in the south west of England in the last twelve months.

      Dredging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what process his Department undertook to ensure that UK has complied fully with OSPAR guidance in issuing the dredge and...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what quantitative assessments his Department has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the sectors for which his...

      Agriculture: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the US Department of Agriculture on the potential for a free trade deal between the UK and...

      Agricultural Products: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on farm gate prices.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to match existing levels of Common Agricultural Policy funding after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Home Office

    • HM Passport Office: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much compensation Her Majesty's Passport Office has paid out in each year since 2010.

    • Crime: Victims and Witnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to ensure that (a) victims of crime and (b) witnesses of crime can come forward and report crimes to police services...

      National Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations her Department has made to overseas governments, police and law enforcement agencies and their respective procurement...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the maximum amount of time is that a person can be detained in an immigration removal centre.

      Immigration Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were granted immigration bail in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) to date in 2017.

      Visas: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will bring forward proposals to offer visitors from India an equivalent visitor visa arrangement to that already provided to Chinese...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the letter of 8 September 2017 from the Member for Glasgow Central on a constituent, Velayutham Ahilan.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many of his officials have attended conferences since May 2015 in (a) the UK and (b) overseas; and (i) how many and (ii) what percentage of those...

  • HM Treasury

    • GovTech Fund

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the evidential basis was for the sum of £20 million allocated to the GovTech fund in Autumn Budget 2017; and if he will make a statement.

    • Financial Services: Disadvantaged

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the (a) potential for reduction in the cost of payments transactions and (b) effect of changes in that cost on financial...

      Common Fisheries Policy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which Department will be allocated funds repatriated from the Common Fisheries Policy after the UK has left the EU.

      Child Tax Credit: Overpayments

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many demand notices for an overpayment of child tax credit have been sent out in the last financial year.

      Mersey Gateway Bridge: Tractors

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials of his Department have had with the (i) Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs and (ii) Department...

      Electric Vehicles: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 145 of the Industrial Strategy, when he expects the Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund to be in operation.

      Clinical Psychologists: Training

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many trainee clinical psychologists have been in receipt of an income tax and national insurance refund through the NHS Widening Access Training scheme;...

      NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland: Closures

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, What discussions UK Financial Investments had with the RBS Group before the decision on 1 December 2017 to close 259 RBS and Nat West branches.

      Refugees: English Language

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what funding the Government provides to support refugees to learn English.

      Charitable Donations: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount accrued to the public purse from VAT on phone-call donations to charity in each of the last five financial years.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, which (a) individuals and (b) organisations he has held discussions with on the UK's access to the EU REACH programme after the UK...

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether he plans to commission research on the sectoral effects of the UK leaving the EU to inform his Department's negotiations with...

      Exports: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on Welsh exports to the EU of the UK not having a trade agreement with the EU...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many staff currently work for his Department's Defence and Security Organisation; and what the budget of that organisation was for 2016-17.

    • Department for International Trade: Exhibitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what representations his Department has made to overseas governments, police and law enforcement agencies and their respective procurement...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the value of (a) imports from and (b) exports to the EU was for each region and constituent part of the UK in each of the last 30 years.

      Exports: Fylde

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what support is available to SMEs in Fylde constituency that wish to export abroad.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Internet: Midlothian

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to enhance provision of internet services in Midlothian.

    • Broadband: Aberdeenshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the timetable is to roll out the full fibre broadband pilot scheme in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

      Broadband: Universal Service Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, further to the Written Answer of 13 November to Question 111397, what the timetable is for for a decision on delivering...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether electronic communications from hon. Members to Ministers of her Department are passed through any third parties before...

      Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the implications of third-party tracker in Android apps for the security and privacy of UK...

      Parish Councils: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the potential cost to parish councils of complying with the General Data Protection Regulation.

      Information Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many times the Information Commissioner's Office has fined central government departments in each year since it was created.

      Sports: Governing Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether powers to remove public funding from sports bodies due to non-compliance with the Sports Governance Code have been...

      Parish Councils: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department has issued guidance to parish councils on compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation.

      Data Protection: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the proportion of businesses that will be in a state of readiness for the General Data...

      Local Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to help the local newspaper sector in the face of reducing sales and increasing online...

      Arts: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the reliance of the UK creative industry sector on non-UK EU citizens in the (a)...

      Social Media: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has held with social media platform providers on tackling online bullying against young people.

      Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what analysis her Department has undertaken to assess the viability of making Cambridge a joint Tech Nation cluster with Norwich?

      S4C Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether a list of those invited to submit evidence to the S4C Review will be published as part of the S4C Review.

      Football: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps are being taken to ensure that BAME coaches experience adequate opportunities in sports that operate under the UK...

  • Wales Office

    • Brexit: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether he has identified any risks arising from the UK leaving the EU that are specific to Wales and the Welsh economy.

    • Burial: Fees and Charges

      If he will meet with Cabinet colleagues to discuss the merits of removing child burial fees in England in line with policy in Wales.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliamentary Estate: WiFi

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the Commission will assess the potential merits of consolidating WiFi systems on the...

    • Church House

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, when the contract for emergency relocation to Church House was terminated; and if he will...

  • Department of Health

    • Defibrillators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to co-ordinate the location of defibrillators to ensure that those areas that do not have access to a defibrillator can access one.

    • Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to tackle opioid abuse in the homeless community.

      Breast Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with NHS England on whether breast cancer patients who currently receive Herceptin (trastuzumab) in the...

      Nursing Associates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2017 to Question 115401 on Mental Health Services: Nurses, to which NHS Trusts will the first cohort of nursing...

      Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which Minister of his Department has responsibility for non-emergency patient transport.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether there are plans to extend the cancer dashboard to include tumour-specific data for (a) ovarian and (b) other less common cancers.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 22 November 2017 to Question 113472, for what reasons the period from April 2010 to March 2013 was excluded from the total...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the sustainability of the GP network.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has increased the level of funding allocated to A&E departments, maternity units and GP surgeries in (a) England and (b) Kent...

      Smoking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the implications for his policies are of the recent findings from the health group FRESH North East that 55 per cent of children are accessing their...

      North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will discuss with North West Ambulance Trust for what reasons that Trust's vehicles do not carry (a) IV Paracetamol, (b) Ondansetron and (c)...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to reply to my letter dated 22 November 2017 regarding my constituent Hayley Crawley.

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many emergency admissions to hospitals came from a (a) care home setting and (b) nursing home setting in each year since 2010.

      Clinical Commissioning Groups: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been paid out by NHS clinical commissioning groups in compensation for deficiencies in the contract tendering procedure.

      Radiography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of full-time equivalent interventional radiologists; and what assessment he has made of whether there are...

      Radiography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of day beds available to interventional radiology patients.

      GP at Hand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to Answer of 6 December 2917 to Question 116209 on GP at Hand, whether the evaluation of financial impact will include an impact assessment on...

      Blackpool Victoria Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with Blackpool Victoria Hospital to facilitate an increase in the recruitment of hospital consultants at that...

      Pupils: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, assessment he has made of trends in the level of children with Type 1 diabetes who experience a serious medial episode in a school environment in each of...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 4 December to Question 117339 on Drugs: Misuse, what research has been commission on the effect of drug use disorders on...

  • Department for Transport

    • East Coast Rail Franchise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they received from Stagecoach Group and Virgin Rail Group, or their subsidiaries, prior to the publication of their Command...

    • Railways: North of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Sugg on 31 October (HL Deb, col 1360) on future railway investment, what steps they intend to take to improve rail services in...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Sugg on 31 October (HL Deb, col 1360) on railway investment, what assessment they have made of the cost-effectiveness and...

      Motor Vehicles: Republic of Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of vehicles entering the UK mainland from the Republic of Ireland whose eventual destination is elsewhere in the EU.

      East Coast Rail Franchise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by the Secretary of State for Transport on 29 November (HC Deb, col 344) that “Stagecoach will meet in full the commitments it made...

      East Coast Rail Franchise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what premium payments are due to be paid to them under the existing East Coast franchise, in each year until 2023.

      East Coast Rail Franchise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what payments they expect to receive from (1) Virgin Rail Group, and (2) Stagecoach Group, in each year from 2020 to 2023 under the proposed East Coast...

      East Coast Rail Franchise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Permanent Secretary at the Department for Transport (1) asked for, and (2) was given, a ministerial direction before the Secretary of State announced...

      East-West Rail Link: Freight

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what capacity for rail freight is included in the remit for the reopening of East West Rail.

      Railways: Freight

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions (1) ministers, and (2) officials, have had with the Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission regarding rail freight.

      Lewes-Uckfield Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the reopening of the Lewes Uckfield rail line was not included in the list of line reopenings contained in the Department for Transport’s...

      East Coast Rail Franchise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what communications between the Department for Transport and (1) Stagecoach Group, and (2) Virgin Rail Group, took place prior to the development of the rail...

      East Coast Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether new rolling stock planned for introduction on the East Coast Main Line from 2018 will come into service within the intended timescale.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether (1) Virgin Rail Group, and (2) Stagecoach Group, will be allowed to bid for (a) the new East Coast partnership from 2020, and (b) other rail franchises.

      East Coast Rail Franchise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there any penalty clauses in the event of early termination in the franchise for the East Coast Main Line, which was to have run to 2023.

      Railways: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have given any consideration to banning the service of free alcoholic drinks on all rail services, in the interests of public health.

      East Coast Rail Franchise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what franchise payments have been received each year from (1) Virgin Rail Group, and (2) Stagecoach East Coast Mainline; and what franchise payments were...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many asylum claims were made between 1 July 2015 and 31 March 2017; and how many were (1) accepted, (2) rejected, and (3) went to appeal and were overturned.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Lord Henley on 4 December (HL Deb, col 850), what steps they intend to take to manage the risk of high electricity costs arising from...

    • Nuclear Reactors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what role they see for small modular reactors in the UK’s future energy mix.

      Tesco: Booker Group

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the provisional finding by the Competition and Markets Authority that the anticipated acquisition by Tesco plc of Booker Group...

      Construction: Vacancies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the survey conducted by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, published in September, which stated that more than half of...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • USA: Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the number of unfilled posts in the US State Department on relations between the UK and US governments.

    • Central Asia: EU External Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether (1) the UK Ambassador to the Republic of Uzbekistan, and (2) any other member of Embassy staff, attended meetings of the 13th EU–Central Asia...

      Uzbekistan: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received a request from the government of Uzbekistan to support Uzbekistan’s economic policy by contributing to a tax reform...

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Department for Education

    • Agriculture: Qualifications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to (1) devise, and (2) introduce, a qualification in agriculture at (a) GCSE, and (b) A-Level.

    • Foster Care: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to take any action to reduce the number of children in the care of local authorities in London being placed in foster homes in Kent; and if so,...

      Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to publish their response to the submissions received through their consultation, Schools that work for everyone.

      Home Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the financial saving to the public purse of children and young people being home educated.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the same school admission criteria for children adopted in the UK do not apply to those adopted from overseas.

      Out-of-school Education: Teachers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether teachers with qualified teacher status (1) can, or (2) will, lose that status if they teach in an unregistered school.

      Social Services: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what education and training on the culture of Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities is provided to social workers who assess children for care or adoption.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government of how many reports of alleged violations of international humanitarian law by actors in the conflict in the Yemen they are aware; how many credible allegations of...

    • Syria: Military Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the contribution of British troops participating in the Train and Equip programme for moderate Syrian opposition troops to the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Trees: Ivy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to make (1) environmental organisations, and (2) tree and woodland owners, aware of the need to remove ivy to protect the crowns of trees.

    • Fisheries: Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 15 November (HL3019) regarding the ongoing assessment of the UK's sea-based patrol capability,...

      Food: Waste

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision of the East of England Co-op to sell food after the best-before date, in order to help reduce food waste; and...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Housing Improvement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 7 November (HL2748), when they will publish the results of their review of planning law in...

  • HM Treasury

    • Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to use any of the revenue from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy to fund preventative oral health programmes.

    • Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of people aged (1) 50–59, (2) 60–69, (3) 70–79, (4) 80–89, and (5) 90 or over, who own ISAs; and for...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to protect local authorities from the loss of business rate income that has been identified as a consequence of bringing forward CPI uprating...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the merits of maintaining regulatory alignment with the EU following the UK’s withdrawal and any...

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to maintain protections derived from EU regulations relating to social, consumer and employment rights, and environmental protections,...

  • Department of Health

    • Mental Health Services: Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on mental health workforce requirements of their proposals for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in schools.

    • Mental Health Services: Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on schools budgets and those of NHS Trusts and commissioning bodies of their proposals for Child and Adolescent...

      Motor Neurone Disease: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the comments by Doddie Weir, reported on 1 December, concerning his frustration that there have been no new drugs to treat motor...

      Health Services: Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following recent comments by the Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Nurses, Janet Davies, what steps they are taking to...

      European Medicines Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the UK will continue to be involved in both clinical trials and the development of new medicines by the European Medicines Agency following its...

      Mental Health Act 1983 Independent Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the independent review of mental health legislation will review those sections of the Mental Health Act 1983 that apply to (1) prisoners, and (2) those...

      Secure Psychiatric Units

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current provision of medium and low secure beds in England; and what percentage of those beds are occupied.

      Secure Psychiatric Units

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made with plans to collect and report the length of stays in secure inpatient care.

      Social Services: Learning Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to hold a consultation exercise on social care provision for adults of working age, with a particular focus on those with learning...

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