Written answers

Thursday, 14 December 2017

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

    • UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how many claims for services and expenses of returning officers in...

    • Local Government: Elections

      To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what steps the Electoral Commission is taking to ensure that people...

      Electoral Register: Learning Disability

      To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, if the Electoral Commission will make issue guidance on (a) registering...

      Polling Stations: Learning Disability

      To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what training and guidance polling station staff receive before...

  • Prime Minister

    • State Visits: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether she was accompanied on her recent visit to Saudi Arabia by any staff from the Defence and Security Organisation; and whether she raised (a) the sale of...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Labour Turnover

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

    • Universal Credit: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in each local authority in the Greater Manchester area have been transferred from tax credits to universal credit.

      Universal Credit: Polygamy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what changes to benefit entitlement for partners in polygamous partnerships has resulted from the introduction of universal credit.

      Universal Credit: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have taken their own lives while (a) applying for, (b) claiming and (c) under sanction in relation to universal credit.

      Personal Independence Payment: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have taken their own lives while (a) applying for, (b) claiming and (c) under sanction in relation to personal independence...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will direct the Child Maintenance Service to recognise care provided by grandparents and other family carers when calculating...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many individuals currently have their records with his Department recorded clerically; and what steps his Department is taking to move...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department uses key performance measures which set a benchmark of 80 per cent of original decisions being upheld at the Mandatory...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of recent trends in the relative proportion of disabled people in the part-time and full-time work forces; and if...

      Universal Credit: Coventry South

      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 Coventry South constituency will not result in an increase in child...

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to visit (a) a food bank or (b) a soup kitchen in his capacity as Secretary of State in December 2017.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to abolish the seven-day waiting period for a new claim of JSA.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the providers for ESA assessments have met their minimum contractual performance standards at any point since the beginning of their...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the providers for personal independence payment assessments have met their minimum contractual performance standards at any point...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who are in receipt of tax credits, including the childcare element of tax credits, do not receive housing benefit.

      Child Tax Credit: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of households in receipt of housing benefit who were also in receipt of childcare tax credits in each...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Alternative Payment Arrangements have been agreed by (a) constituent part of the UK, (b) English region and (c) parliamentary...

  • Home Office

    • Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Written Statement of 21 November 2017, HCWS265, on toxicology, whether (a) Randox Testing Services and (b) Trimega are...

    • Acids and Chemicals: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to promote responsibility among business owners and shopkeepers regarding the sale of acid or household...

      Home Office: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff have left her Department since 1 January 2015; and how many of those members of staff were nationals of non-UK EU...

      Home Office: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff in her Department were (a) disciplined and (b) dismissed for breaching the IT acceptable use policy between May...

      Lead: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is making to encourage churches to install alarm equipment to deter lead theft; and if she will make a statement.

      Intelligence Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions has she had with (a) WhatsApp and (b) other technology companies on access by the security services to encrypted...

      101 Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to make the non-emergency police phone number 101 free to call from landlines and mobiles.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 29 November 2017 to Question 116398, what assessment she has made of the effect of the reduction in neighbourhood...

      Gun Sports: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received from people with disabilities who participate in recreational shooting to her Department's consultation...

      Slavery: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's timetable is for implementing the recommendations of the Human Trafficking Foundation's Trafficking Survivor Care...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much income has been generated from visa and immigration applications and appeals in each of the last 10 years.

      British Nationality: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, (a) how many and (b) what percentage of citizenship applications her Department has refused in each of the last 10 years.

      Immigration: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, (a) how many and (b) what percentage of permanent residence documents have been refused in each of the last 10 years; and what income was...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many permanent residence requests by non-UK EU citizens have been refused in each of the last 10 years.

      Immigration Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average cost of immigration bail was in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) to date in 2017.

      Immigration Bail

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

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were held in immigration detention on 1 December 2017; and in which centres those people were being held.

      UK Visas and Immigration: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Border Force officials were employed by UK Visas and Immigration on 1 December 2017.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many meetings the Minister of State for Immigration has had with Members since 1 January 2017.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to paragraph 3 of the document, Technical Note: Citizens' Rights - Administrative Procedures in the UK, published on 7...

      Misuse of Drugs Ministerial Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date the Inter Ministerial Group on Drugs last met, and what the timetable is for the appointment of a Recovery Champion.

      Detention Centres: Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times on average ambulances have been called to each immigration detention centre in England in each of the last five years.

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with Police and Crime Commissioners on devolving further powers to local areas.

      Slavery: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for implementing the recommendations of the Human Trafficking Foundation’s Care Standards for all shelters in...

      Police: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, many police forces in England and Wales use drones in response to (a) motorbike, (b) off-road bike and (c) moped related crimes.

      Security: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans for the UK to continue to cooperate on justice and policing under the Schengen Agreement after the UK leaves the EU; and if...

      Visas: Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many instances of the loss of passports or other personal documents sent to the Department in support of visa applications were recorded...

      Visas: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of the fees charged to applicants is attributed to the cost of processing the application for each available type of visa.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Bell Pottinger Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what representations any Minister of her Department has received from Bell Pottinger on behalf of (a) Atos IT Services UK...

    • Social Media: Codes of Practice

      To ask the secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer 28 November to Question 113183, how her Department plans to monitor uptake and observance of the code...

      Museums and Galleries: Art Works

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will take steps to ensure that national collections and other recipients of public funding make digital images of works...

      Cultural Heritage: Wiltshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which (a) museums and (b) heritage organisations in Wiltshire has the Wiltshire Finds Liaison Officer had discussions with in...

      Libraries Taskforce: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with representatives of the libraries sector on the publication of the Libraries Taskforce...

      Libraries Taskforce: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will publish the full Libraries Taskforce data set before the end of January 2018.

      Creative Industries Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with the industry members of the Creative Industries Council on the inclusion of...

  • Department of Health

    • Sexual Offences: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to provide support to survivors of sexual assault in London when services are over-subscribed.

    • Department of Health: Bell Pottinger Group

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

      Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Public Health Functions) Order 2017

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations his Department received from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority on the draft Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Public...

      Mental Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 8 November 2017 to Question 111078, how many mental health staff, excluding support to ST&T staff, senior managers and...

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of support available to young people who are transitioning from child and adolescent mental health services...

      Eating Disorders: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what training his Department provides to General Practitioners on the treatment of eating disorders.

      Eating Disorders: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much of the funding allocated by NHS England to services for disorder services has been spent in the last 12 months; and which services received that...

      Offenders: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to collect and publish information centrally on the number of people diagnosed with a mental health condition who receive a...

      Incontinence: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will instruct NHS trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups to start compiling data on the numbers of children with incontinence problems.

      Eating Disorders: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to reduce waiting times for people seeking treatment for eating disorders.

      Patient Choice Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the number of unsuccessful attempts made by (a) patients and (b) GPs when attempting to book an appointment at a...

      Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, by what method his Department requires CCGs to show they have regard for NICE guidelines.

      Ankylosing Spondylitis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to increase the availability of support offered to patients diagnosed with Spondyloarthritis.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to increase the level of funding allocated by his Department to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.

      General Practitioners: Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to increase capacity in general practice in (a) North Cornwall and (b) Cornwall.

      Pupils: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice his Department has given to the Department for Education on the development of policies in schools to support pupils with Type 1 diabetes.

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the efficacy of surgically implanted glucose sensors as a method for controlling Type 1 diabetes.

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to encourage Clinical Commissioning Groups to recommend the prescription of surgically implanted glucose sensors for...

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has commissioned on the efficacy of surgically implanted glucose monitoring devices for people with Type 1 diabetes.

      Diabetes: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the cost of treatment for (a) comas and (b) other severe episodes of Type 1 diabetes and the cost...

      Mental Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what comparative assessment he has made of the number of full-time equivalent mental health staff employed in the NHS in (a) 2010 and (b) 2017.

      Mental Illness: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the number of people identified as having experienced child abuse who are subsequently diagnosed with a mental...

      Health: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to publish further details on the Health Advanced Research Programme.

      Surrogate Motherhood: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable is for the break after the first consultation period on the non-urgent remedial order to allow a single person to apply for a parental...

      Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2017 to Question 117407, on Health Services: Children and Young People, in what format that information is available.

      National Institute of Health Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the funding allocated by the National Institute of Health Research to each region for the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Family Nurse Partnership Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of mothers who will enrol on the Family Nurse Partnership; and how much funding has been allocated by his...

      General Practitioners: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to support GP services in (a) the West Midlands and (b) Coventry.

      Emergency Calls: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the number of 999 calls received each year from or concerning a person who is feeling suicidal.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the number and proportion of people presenting at A&E feeling suicidal who are (a) given treatment, (b)...

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Government's mandate to NHS England for 2017-18, what progress NHS England has made on meeting (a) A&E and (b)...

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many maternity units in England turned away an expectant mother who was in labour since 1 January 2017.

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions (a) he, (b) Ministers of his Department and (c) staff in his Department held with (i) professional bodies, (ii) other...

      Health Services: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 21 November 2017 to Question 113604, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of minimum waiting times on...

      Social Services: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the availability of non-UK EU nationals to work in the social care sector.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Fireworks: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if his Department will make an assessment of the merits of lowering the net explosive content a person can obtain when...

    • Industry: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what benefits he plans to accrue to town economies as a result of implementing the Industrial Strategy.

      Food: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what comparative assessment he has made of available evidence on the efficiency of disposing food waste by (a)...

      Coal Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will rule out co-firing and conversion as an abatement option in the coal phaseout.

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken to ensure that all homes meet efficiency band C by 2035?

      Small Businesses: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support his Department is providing to SMEs in the North West ahead of the UK leaving the EU.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many members of staff have left his Department since 1 January 2015; and how many of those members of staff were...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary regarding the Border Force preparations being made to minimise the...

      Raw Materials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 7669, what steps he is taking to ensure continued co-operation...

      Helium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support geological research into the discovery of new sources of helium.

      Electricity: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which stakeholders his Department has held discussions with on national fixed pricing for electricity distribution;...

      Coal Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will rule out co-firing and conversion as an abatement option in the phase-out of coal-fired power stations.

      Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to standardise business support for small businesses by (a) local enterprise...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) businesses comply with National Minimum Wage legislation and (b) people who...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timetable is for his Department to begin the process of negotiating new climate change commitments with the...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Babcock International: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support his Department plans to offer to Babcock employees at Rosyth dockyard who are to be made redundant as a result of the completion of work on...

    • Armed Forces: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2017 to Question 116535, on Armed Forces: Compensation, what the considerations are which his Department makes...

      Armed Forces: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2017 to Question 116535, on Armed Forces: Compensation, what the exceptional circumstances are in which his...

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of using hybrid air vehicles in the UK military.

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the implications for UK policy on publishing radar tracking data of the US Government's decision to declassify and...

      Submarines: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the ages of the submarines awaiting recycling in Devonport and Rosyth are.

      Submarines: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much funding he has allocated to the submarine recycling demonstrator project in each of the next three years.

      Armed Forces: Funerals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December 2017 to Question 116297 when he plans to publish the amended drill manual (a) online and (b) in hard copy; and...

      Hyde Park Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has reversed its decision to sell Hyde Park Barracks; and if he will make a statement.

      Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of potential savings to his Department from (a) the better defence estate strategy and (b) the potential sale of Hyde Park...

      Hyde Park Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) officers and (b) soldiers are currently based at Hyde Park Barracks.

      Armed Forces: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel of visiting forces are based in the UK; what nations those forces come from; and what the locations are of visiting units.

      Ministry of Defence: Radioactive Materials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, at which sites managed by his Department radioactive materials are stored, and at which such sites radioactive materials were previously stored during...

      Ministry of Defence: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) location is and (b) running costs are for each building used by his Department., excluding operational bases.

      Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Defence of 28 November 2017, House of Lords Official Report, Column 663, if he will...

      Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who in the government holds the contracts for the provision of officers’ and sergeants’ messes; and what arrangements are in place for...

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) establishment and (b) current strength is of the (i) Grenadier Guards, (ii) Coldstream Guards, (iii) Scots Guards, (iv) Welsh Guards and...

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he next plans to meet with representatives of Capita; and what assessment he has made of the performance of Capita under their contract for Army...

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which Regiments of the British Army have been disbanded since 1960; and to which formations their successor Regiments belong.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Shared Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that there is adequate private investment in shared ownership accommodation.

    • Refuges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on women's refuges of proposals to delegate funding for supported housing...

      Compulsory Purchase

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to review and enhance local authorities' compulsory purchase powers.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to issue new guidance in relation to the protection of sites located in the countryside outside of settlement...

      Social Rented Housing: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the level of home overcrowding in social rented sector.

      Local Government: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department plans to introduce proposals for a cap on the amount of money senior council officials are entitled to...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the Government has made an assessment of the extent to which the use of viability assessments could reduce affordable...

      Housing: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to increase house building in the West Midlands Combined Authority area.

      Non-domestic Rates: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether there will be a central formula to assist London boroughs in deciding where to invest the revenue growth from the 100...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the overall percentage of business rate retention is and whether local authorities will be able to retain all of the new...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many English planning authorities do not have an adequate five year land supply.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2017 to Question 117145, on Aviation, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average funding per unit from allocations under the Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme 2016-21 for (a)...

      Housing: Coventry

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

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to meet those people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire who are still living in temporary accommodation...

  • HM Treasury

    • Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people paid their self-assessment tax demand at a branch of the Post Office in the last 12 months.

    • Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department undertook a consultation on the use of the Post Office to pay self assessment tax bills ahead of the decision to remove that service...

      Treasury: Bell Pottinger Group

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations any Minister of his Department has received from Bell Pottinger on behalf of (a) Atos IT Services UK Limited, (b) Centrica PLC, (c)...

      Multinational Companies: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he will take steps to require multinational companies to set out in their annual report how much tax they would owe the Exchequer if they were to...

      Infrastructure: Leigh

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December 2017 to Question 115972, what proportion of the £243 million allocated to Greater Manchester, from the...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax: North Cornwall

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many homes bought in North Cornwall in 2016-17 were below the stamp duty threshold.

      Sugar: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of hypothecating taxes raised from a sugar tax for the purposes of improving healthcare outcomes in...

      Treasury: Labour Turnover

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, 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.

      Boats: Customs Unions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how he plans to ensure that recreational craft placed on the market after the UK leaves the EU can attain Union Goods status.

      Housing: Wolverhampton North East

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many properties in Wolverhampton North East sold for over £1 million in 2016.

      Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether there have been any changes to the eligibility criteria for qualifying for a bonus with a Help to Buy ISA since that policy was introduced; and what...

      Royal Bank of Scotland: Closures

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with Royal Bank of Scotland about branch closures in Scotland.

      Treasury: Crimes against Property

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of theft and fraud to (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its...

      Child Benefit: Carers

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will reconsider allowing Zambrano carers to apply for child benefit for children who are UK citizens.

      Overseas Trade: China

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government has taken to rectify the weaknesses in the UK's enforcement of the EU external tariff on Chinese goods identified in the OLAF...

      Brexit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the economic assessment that underpinned the Prime Minister's statement on 11 December 2017 that significant savings will be made as a...

      Community Development Finance Institutions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to encourage the growth of community development finance initiatives; and if he will make a statement.

      Mortgages: Environment Protection

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential of green mortgages to incentivise reduced home energy consumption; and what recent representations he has...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answers of 28 November to Question 115530 and Question 115536, what information his (a) his Department and (b) other Government Departments...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Foreign Investment in UK: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to increase the amount of foreign direct investment in the North of England.

    • Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how his Department is working with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to attract foreign direct investment into the...

      Trade Agreements: Arbitration

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 4 December to Question 115256, what plans he has to publish the economic research on the design and implementation...

      Department for International Trade: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many members of staff have left his Department since it was created; and how many of those members of staff were nationals of non-UK EU...

      Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he has had with the (a) National Farmers Union and (b) Food and Drink Federation on the potential for a free trade deal for...

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on the economy of an independent trade policy and the costs of...

      Trade Agreements: Arbitration

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2017 to Question 115520 on Trade Agreements: Arbitration, whether his Department has plans to recruit...

      Developing Countries: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to contribute to the achievement of the UK's Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equal Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to Answer of 23 November 2017 to Question 902535, on Equal Pay, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of requiring all larger...

  • Department for Transport

    • Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps is he taking to encourage the car industry to tackle air pollution.

    • Railways: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2017 to Question 115264 on Railways: Freight, when he expects the air quality impact study undertaken by the...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 29 November 2017 to Question 116560, what estimate his Department has made of the volume of HS2 construction vehicles in...

      Transport: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the per capita spending from the public purse was on transport projects in (a) Greater Manchester and (b) London in each of the last five years.

      South Eastern Rail Franchise

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

      Railways: Public Holidays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which rail franchises are required to provide train services on Boxing Day, and what those requirements are for each franchise.

      Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy Expert Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people have been appointed as members of the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy Expert Committee to date.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department would make an assessment of the potential merits of permitting further routes from an airport where Public Service Obligation...

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of whether Blue Badge mobility assessments are being carried out consistently across local authorities and...

      Mersey Tunnels: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many discussions he has had with the Mayor of the Liverpool City Region on the levels at which Mersey Tunnel Tolls are set; and what the outcome...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what reports or representations he has received on advance payments from HS2 not being paid when they become due; and if he will make a statement.

      Roads: Sefton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has for safety improvements at the Switch Island road junction in Sefton.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has for a new rail line between Liverpool and Hull.

      Railways: Fylde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2017 to Question 117958, what assessment his Department has made of the practicability of Northern Rail...

      Railways: Fylde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2017 to Question 117958, what discussions his Department has had with Network Rail on installing the requisite...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Iran: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the UN Security Council Resolutions and the UN Weapons Embargo...

    • Usa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department or other Government departments or agencies have had access to a full copy of the US Senate Select...

      Usa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department or other Government departments or agencies have requested a full copy of the US Senate Select Committee...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bell Pottinger Group

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

      Nabeel Rajab

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Government of Bahrain on Nabeel Rajab’s unsuccessful appeal against a...

      British Overseas Territories: Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2017 to Question 115266 on companies: ownership, when (a) Ministers and (b) officials of...

      Montserrat: Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2017 to Question 115266 on companies: ownership, when he expects the Legislative Assembly...

      British Overseas Territories: Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28 to Question 115266 on companies: ownership, how many times UK law enforcement authorities have...

      Embassies: Tableware

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of tableware used in British embassies is supplied by manufacturers in the UK

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Tableware

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, from which suppliers his Department acquires its tableware.

      Libya: Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to tackle trafficking and sale of slaves in Libya.

      Syria: Administration of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he made an assessment of the case for suspending the Access to Justice and Community Services programme in Syria before...

      Horn of Africa: Migration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the Khartoum Process on tackling migration within the Horn of Africa.

      Palestinians: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on the right of return for Palestine refugees.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many members of staff have left his Department since 1 January 2015; and how many of those members of staff were nationals...

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on Israeli settlement building in Jerusalem.

      Chechnya: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department provides development assistance to human rights organisations helping LGBT people in Chechnya; and if he...

      Iran: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Iranian Government on the judicial treatment of Christians and...

      British Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what funding his Department has allocated to the British Council in each year since 2010.

      Seas and Oceans: Environmental Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government plans to sign up to the Blue Belt Charter.

      Kashmir: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Kashmir; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department provided for research and development for new drugs, diagnostics and vaccines for tuberculosis in the...

    • Department for International Development: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many members of staff have left her Department since 1 January 2015; and how many of those members of staff were nationals of...

      Israel Defense Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the Government provides Official Development Assistance to the Israeli Defence Force relief mission in the Golan Heights.

      Occupied Territories: Demolition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she plans to seek compensation for buildings and equipment demolished by Israel in the Occupied Palestine Territories which...

      Palestinians: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department provides support to the Government of Jordan to help with Palestinian refugees to that country.

      Palestinians: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support the Government is providing to Palestinian refugees from Gaza living in Jordon.

      Palestinians: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support the Government is providing to Palestinian refugees from Syria living in Jordan.

      Palestinians: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department is providing official development assistant to the Government of Lebanon to help with Palestinian refugees.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that UK aid is not allocated to organisations and programmes that do not support or understand...

      Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of the recommendations of the report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on...

      Palestinians: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Memorandum of Understanding between the Palestinian Authority and her Department, what discussions her...

      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...

      Lebanon: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with her counterpart in the Lebanese Government on the potential forced return of refugees to Syria.

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the way in which Ofsted inspections are conducted on the mental health and wellbeing of teachers.

    • Schools: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress her Department has made on earmarking an asbestos removal fund to tackle asbestos in schools.

      Teachers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the value of using recruitment agencies to recruit teachers.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what was the total sum owed in student loans in (a) 2000 and (b) 2016.

      Higher Education: Part-time Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation of 19 July 2017, Official Report, Col 893, what...

      Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2017 to Question 115565, on Soft Drinks: Taxation, how much of the £60 million for other relevant projects...

      Pupils: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department has taken to ensure that all children in state schools who have medical conditions have individual healthcare plans.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which academy trusts have had schools removed and rebrokered to other trusts; which schools were so removed and rebrokered; and how many schools each...

      Pre-school Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2017 to Question 118033 on Pre-school Education: Teachers, for what reason her Department does not set a target...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2017 to Question 116185, when she expects to lay out more detail on extending 30 hours of funded childcare to...

      Overseas Students: Asia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the market share UK Universities currently holds for students studying abroad from (a) India, (b) Pakistan...

      Children: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to publish the audit of educational provision in residential child and adolescent mental health service settings.

      Faith Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the timetable is for the Government to lift the 50 per cent cap on faith-based admissions in new religious schools.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of allowing employers to allocate a fixed proportion of funding raised by the Apprenticeship...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to launch the Department's consultation on the starting year for summerborn children.

      GCSE: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of pupils in Ashfield constituency who achieved a grade A* to C in GCSE (a) English and (b) maths, (i) were and (ii) were...

      Primary Education: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of children in Ashfield constituency who were eligible for free school meals attended a primary school rated (a) good and...

      Secondary Education: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of children in Ashfield constituency who were eligible for free school meals attended a secondary school rated (a) good...

      Education: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of children in (a) Ashfield, (b) Mansfield and (c) Nottinghamshire who are eligible for free school meals reached the...

      Private Education: Oldham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether a community cohesion impact assessment was made before approving the opening of new independent schools in Oldham.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many households eligible for 30 hours free childcare are on incomes of (a) less than £19,999, (b) £20,000 to £39,999, (c)...

      Education: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of people aged (a) 18-24, and (b) over 24 in (i) Sunderland and (ii) the north east of England have enrolled in (A) further and (B)...

      Education: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to increase access to further and higher education institutions for people living in (a) Sunderland and (b) the...

      Higher Education: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of students studying at (a) Oxford and (b) Cambridge university came from (a) Sunderland and (b) the north east of England.

      Schools: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools in England and Wales have a dedicated careers adviser.

      Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department plans automatically to enrol children on the pupil premium.

      Drama: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether students who take drama as a GCSE subject perform better against the Progress 8 measure than students who do not take drama as a GCSE subject.

      Drama: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether students who take drama as a GCSE subject perform better against the Attainment 8 measure than students who do not take drama as a GCSE subject.

      Arts: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students took (a) music, (b) art, (c) drama and (d) dance GCSE in each region of England in each of the last three academic years for which...

  • Leader of the House

    • Statements

      To ask the Leader of the House, pursuant to her oral contribution of 26 October 2017, Official Report, column 459, what the criteria are for determining whether a Minister will make an (a) oral...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with his overseas counterparts on the efficacy of ActiPhage novel technology for testing for...

    • Reindeer: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answers of 30 November to Questions 114885 and 114886, how many of the reindeer imported into the UK in 2016...

      Slaughterhouses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to ensure that farmers know the method of proposed slaughter for their animals before they agree to...

      Livestock: Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to increase penalties for animal antibiotic or drug abuse for animals destined for food.

      Marine Conservation Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2017 to Question 115500, for what reasons a new consultation is being undertaken on...

      Food: Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure Cornish pasties retain European Protected Status.

      Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the scientific basis is for the Government's decision to ban the use of neonicotinoids

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many members of staff have left his Department since 1 January 2015; and how many of those members of staff were...

      Animal Welfare: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to incorporate animal sentience principles outlined in Article 13 of the Lisbon Treaty into UK law after...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much has been paid to the EU in fines for not paying farmers in time under the basic farm payments scheme in the last 12...

      Environment Agency: Inland Waterways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 12 October 2017 to Question 105954, what progress has been made on the development of...

      Llamas: Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment has been made by the Animal and Health Plant Agency of the threat to the llama population in England from...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • EU Common Foreign and Security Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps his Department is taking to engage with the governments of other EU member states to agree future cooperation on security...

    • Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to his oral evidence to the Exiting the EU Committee on 6 December 2017, whether the Office for Budget Responsibility...

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union what representations the Government has received from the aviation sector on priorities for the negotiations on the UK leaving the EU.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what representations the Government has received from the aviation sector on priorities for the negotiations on the UK leaving the EU.

      Brexit

      Whether his Department is preparing contingency plans for use across Government in the event of there being no deal on the UK leaving the EU.

      Financial Services: UK Trade with EU

      What recent discussions he has had with representatives of the UK financial sector on the effect on that sector of the UK leaving the single market.

      European Banking Authority and European Medicines Agency

      What assessment the Government has made of the effect on the UK economy of the (a) European Medicines Agency and (b) European Banking Authority relocating from London to other EU countries.

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Brexit

      To ask the Attorney General, 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 October, how...

    • Attorney General: Legatum Institute

      To ask the Attorney General, what meetings he has had with representatives of the Legatum Institute in the last 12 months.

      Attorney General: Brexit

      To ask the Attorney General, what estimate he has made of the (a) number of officials to be employed by his Department and (b) his Department's payroll in (i) 2018, (ii) 2019, (iii) 2020, (iv)...

      Sentencing

      To ask the Attorney General, how many sentences broken down by offence were referred to him for being unduly lenient fell outside the Unduly Lenient Scheme in the latest year for which data is...

      Domestic Violence: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, for what reasons the number of offences recorded for 2016-17 in the Answer of 28 November 2017 to Question 112584 differ from the number of summary convictions...

      Domestic Violence: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2017 to Question 112584, on domestic violence: prosecutions, what proportion of the offences recorded in 2016-17 led to summary...

  • Wales Office

    • Child Abuse in North Wales Judicial Inquiry Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the criteria was for the removal of certain redactions from the Macur Review,published on 5 December 2017.

    • Wales Office: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, 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.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department plans to review the period of tie during which valid claims can be made to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority following...

    • Council Tax: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were charged with non-payment of council tax in each year from 2010 to date; and how many of those people served a custodial sentence as...

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the Government plans to publish its response to the recommendations made in the Insurance Fraud Taskforce report of January 2016; and what steps he...

      Ministry of Justice: Bell Pottinger Group

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

      Prisoners: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance his Department has issued on the provision and supervision of prisoners' family contact.

      Prisoners' Release: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what funds have been made available for support services in Sheffield for women who have left prison in the last 12 months; and what funds she plans to...

      Prisoners' Release: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the proportion of women who have been homeless after leaving prison in the last three years.

      Ministry of Justice: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, 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.

      Prisoners: Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners in England and Wales were prosecuted for possession of a weapon while in prison in (a) 2014, (b) 2015, c) 2016 and (d) 2017 to date.

      National Tactical Response Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many separate occasions National Tactical Response Group officers were deployed to (a) HM Prison Buckley Hall, (b) HM Prison Forest Bank, (c) HM...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the reoffending rate was among prisoners who were released on temporary licence in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Berwyn Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of installing medical facilities at HMP Berwyn to reduce the pressure on local NHS providers.

      Berwyn Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the procedure is for taking an inmate from HMP Berwyn to local A&E services.

      Custodial Treatment: Private Sector

      pursuant to the Answer of 6 December 2017 to Question HL 3476, on Custodial Treatment: Private Sector, how much was paid out of the public purse to private providers in each year since 2010 for...

      Community Rehabilitation Companies

      Pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2017 to Question 116478 on Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs), how many people work in the Contract Management Teams (CTM); what the annual budget is...

      Offenders: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) male and (b) female offenders who have accommodation found for them on the first night out of...

      Prisons: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners in excess of Certified Normal Accommodation there have been in the prison estate in each of the last five years; and what estimate...

      G4S: Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of G4S in fulfilling its contract to electronically tag offenders.

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has had with Police and Crime Commissioners about devolving justice powers locally.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) civil injunctions in relation to anti-social behaviour, (b) Community Protection Notices and (c) Criminal Behaviour Orders have been...

      Prison Accommodation: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many men in prison are cell sharing on the basis of (a) two to a cell designated for one and (b) three to a cell designated for two; and if he will...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate he has made of the expenditure of (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies on hospitality since 7...

    • Scotland Office: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland,what the running costs are for each building used by his Department.

      European City of Culture: Dundee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he had with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the (a) eligibility of and (b) support for Dundee's bid to...

      Autumn Budget 2017: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what representations his Department made to the Chancellor before the Autumn Budget 2017.

      Emergency Services: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will take steps to reimburse VAT payments made by Police Scotland and Scottish Fire and Rescue between 2013 and 2017.

      Devolution: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he has had discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on providing additional resources to the Scottish Government to administer powers...

      Budgets: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions the Government has had with the Scottish Government on its 14 December 2017 budget.

      Public Expenditure: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what plans his Department has to secure additional funding for the Scottish Government.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Official Secrets

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what data is held by his Department's Foxhound data service by each Government department and data category.

    • Civil Servants: Disability

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of workers with a disability in each Government Department declared that were treated fairly at work in each Civil Service People...

      Older People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the increase in the number of people in the UK aged over 100 between 2017 and 2022.

      Food: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Cabinet Office, which Department is taking the lead on developing free trade deals for food products.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 6 December 2017 to Question 116685, what plans he has to make an assessment of the potential reasons for areas reporting...

      Cabinet Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of his Department's Answers to Written Parliamentary Questions have advised that the requested information was...

  • Department for Transport

    • East Coast Rail Franchise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much premium they expect to receive from the franchisee of the East Coast Main Line as a result of shortening the franchise period by three years.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Bahrain: Police

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made representations to the government of Bahrain over the police blockade of the village of Diraz since June 2016.

    • Kosovo: Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they have given, through the UN’s voluntary trust fund or other channels, to the Roma families who were victims of lead contamination while...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the feasibility of different models for a future trading relationship with the EU if the UK pursues a policy of...

  • Department for International Development

  • Department for Education

    • Department for Education: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any major infrastructure projects were invited to send a representative to the seminar on skills held by the Department for Education on 30 November;...

    • Out-of-school Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to safeguard children in premises that have been confirmed by Ofsted as unregistered schools.

      Schools: Registration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the (1) shortest, (2) longest, and (3) average, time taken to determine an application to register a school.

      Out-of-school Education: Teachers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what checks are carried out on teachers working in unregistered schools to ensure that those teachers are suitable people to work with children.

      Home Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Ofsted asks schools about pupils who have been removed from the school roll to be home-schooled.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Non-native Species

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take in response to the findings of the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 that new and emerging invasive non-native species are one...

  • Home Office

    • Detainees: Commonwealth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, for each of the last five years including this year to date, how many Commonwealth citizens have been detained following residence in the UK for over (1) 30,...

    • Detainees: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many EU citizens have been detained in the UK, in each of the last five years including the present year to date, on the grounds of being (1) homeless,...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to removing the requirement for a permanent residence card in the case of EU citizens wishing to apply for British citizenship.

      Home Office: Disclosure of Information

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

      Catering: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to review or amend the rules for issuing Tier 2 visas, in the light of reported shortages of Asian food chefs in the UK.

      Police: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which police forces in England and Wales use drones for operational purposes; and what training is provided to officers and staff in the use of such drones.

      National Oversight Group on Domestic Abuse

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 7 December (HL3560), how many times the National Oversight Group on domestic abuse has met...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 7 December (HL3560), what advice on good practice to tackle domestic abuse has been...

      Borders: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional border stages will be required following Brexit for those Welsh ports whose main trade in freight and passengers is with Ireland.

      Borders: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the cost of new border and customs arrangements at Welsh ports following the UK's withdrawal from the EU.

  • HM Treasury

    • EU Budget: Contributions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 28 November (HL3261), whether the Answer indicated that they accept the calculations of the total...

    • Money Laundering

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes and in particular of countries suspected of money laundering; and...

      Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will monitor the voluntary agreement by lenders not to give automatic credit limit increases to consumers.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Acts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what precedents there are for undertaking a consultation exercise before commencing a section of an act of Parliament, other than one dealing with secondary or...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Personation: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to combat the online practice of "catfishing"; and whether they intend to make it a criminal offence.

    • Video Games: Classification Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what system of classification is used by the Video Standards Council Rating Board to rate video games; and how the level of classification is decided.

      Video Games

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many video games have been banned on the grounds of (1) child exploitation, and (2) domestic violence, since the Video Standards Council Rating Board...

      Video Standards Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they have put in place for monitoring the work of the Video Standards Council, and for holding the Video Standards Council Board to account.

      Video Standards Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last met representatives of the Video Standards Council; and whether they have any plans to review the work of that body.

      Video Standards Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what qualifications are required of employees and members of the Video Standards Council who are involved in determining age classifications for video games.

      Video Standards Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the independence of the Video Standards Council in respect of the discharge of the Council's responsibility for determining age...

  • Department of Health

    • Cancer: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to make colonoscopies available through the NHS as a method of screening for pre-symptomatic cancers.

    • Preventive Medicine: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following comments by Mr Brian Ferguson, Chief Economist of Public Health England, in his blog Investing in prevention: the need to make the case now, what...

      NHS: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many NHS employees in England there were who did not pay into the NHS Pension Scheme in each year since 2010.

      NHS: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they give to staff of the NHS on the merits of the NHS Superannuation Scheme.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the publication in 2016 by the ONS of statistics showing the highest rate of drug-related deaths amongst women since records began in 1993, what...

      Fractures

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to ensure that all NHS users over 50 years old have access to Fracture Liaison Services to identify the link between any fracture and the bone...

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they propose to take on the findings of the Care Quality Commission report Substance misuse services: the quality and safety of residential detoxification.

      Dental Health: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the incidence of childhood dental decay in (1) those regions where the water supply is fluoridated, and (2) those where it is not.

      Health Professions: Vacancies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current vacancy rate for nurses and midwives in the UK.

      Health Professions: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they anticipate a reduction in the number of nurses and midwives from EU countries coming to the UK after Brexit; if so, by how much; and what assessment...

      Health Professions: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of nurses and midwives from other EU countries who have returned to their country of origin in the last two years.

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