Written answers

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Motor Vehicles: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will take steps to reduce the risk currently posed to other drivers of cars using full beam headlights.

    • Railways: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate has he made of the difference between the average maintenance cost per kilometre of track to Network Rail of franchises operating (a)...

      Railways: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has he made of the potential effect of diesel particulates from bi-mode trains on the health of (a) passengers, (b) railway workers...

      East Coast Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to page 11 of Stagecoach Group plc’s analyst and investor presentation of 27 November 2014 on award of the Inter City East Coast...

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the rate of return to the public purse was on the East Coast Main Line (a) in each year from November 2009 to February 2015 and (b) from March...

      Railways: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2017 to Question 116525, what discussions his Department has had with (a) local authorities and (b) other...

      Transport: Leigh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December to Question 116379, for what reasons his Department will not specify whether Leigh was discussed as part of the...

      Railways: Swindon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to extend the Network Railcard area to cover Swindon.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which overseas airports are currently subject to a UK flight ban.

      Shipping: Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what measures the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has implemented to support victims of slavery found on vessels in British waters.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Department for Communities and Local Government: Labour Turnover

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

    • Housing: Service Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to regulate management companies to ensure that fees charged to residents reflect the true costs of...

      Housing: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has made an assessment of trends in the level of new build homes that can be adapted effectively to...

      Supported Housing: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to encourage older people with care needs to move to (a) homes and (b) communities with...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will ensure that, with the exception of national infrastructure projects, all proposed renewable energy schemes are...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department plans to meet the target that all new homes should be built to meet the lifetime homes standard by 2030.

      High Rise Flats: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what criteria his Department has used to assess Sheffield City Council's request for funding for the installation of sprinklers...

      Local Government: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of assurance mechanisms operated by local authorities on the employment...

      Council Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for local authorities to bid to increase their borrowing cap in the financial year 2019-20 to build...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether there is a cross-departmental plan on housing, health, social security and work policies to ensure a coordinated...

      Department for Communities and Local Government: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many non-UK EU nationals started employment in his Department since 23 June 2016.

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many data incidents his Department (a) recorded and (b) reported to the Information Commissioner's Office in (i) 2015-16...

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many times his Department's Senior Information Risk Officer roles been vacant for a week or longer since 2012.

      High Rise Flats: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether there is any funding pending to the London Borough of Southwark for the retrofitting of sprinklers in tower blocks.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that new buildings are constructed to such a standard that they will not require...

      Mersey Tunnels: Tolls

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

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Business Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to section 6.1 of his Department's single departmental plan, published on the 14 December 2017, what analysis...

      Planning Permission: Christchurch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July to Question 1449 on planning permission: Christchurch, when he expects the enforcement appeals...

      Right to Buy Scheme: Housing Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July to Question 3273 when he expects to announce the extension of right to buy discounts to...

      Local Government: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to refer the local government reorganisation proposal for Dorset to the Local Government Boundary Commission.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the 36 per cent increase in the use of bioenergy referred to in the...

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to ensure that the emissions reduction targets set out in the Committee on Climate Change's carbon...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to produce and implement a revenue neutral plan to bring the domestic sector housing stock...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people in Garston and Halewood constituency are employed in the automotive industry?

      Money Laundering

      To ask The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many reports of concern about money laundering have been made through the Companies House report it facility; and...

      Postal Services: Unfair Practices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Small Business, Consumers and...

      Energy Companies Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will change the Energy Company Obligation to give higher priority to helping rural communities that are off the...

      Heating: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how the Government plans to communicate with the public the potential changes required to reduce emissions associated...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to increase the roll-out of energy efficiency measures for non-fuel poor households.

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the additional cost of meeting emissions reduction targets without the widespread roll-out...

      Energy: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to learn lessons from the devolved Administrations on improving the energy-efficiency of buildings.

      Consumer Goods: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with manufacturers of consumer products and electrical appliances about product...

      Life Sciences: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what conditions he plans to impose on the recipients of grants from the recently announced £17 million fund for...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Nigeria: Abduction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has had discussions with the Nigerian Government on the kidnapping of missionaries in southern Nigeria; and if he...

    • Israeli Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will lobby the Government of Israel to comply with United Nations Security Council Resolutions 2334, 446 and...

      Sudan: Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the incidence of modern slavery in (a) Sudan and (b) South Sudan.

      Burma: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in Burma about the treatment of the Karen people by the Burmese state.

      Government Hospitality: Wines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the cost of purchases for the Government Hospitality Wine...

      Sheikh Isa Qassim

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has had discussions with the Government of Bahrain on the house arrest of Sheikh Isa Qassim since recent reports of...

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff of his Department have dedicated posts dealing with policy on endangered species of animals.

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his (a) Bangladeshi and (b) Burmese counterpart on the terms of the repatriation of Rohingya...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to highlight the need to put the Rohingya crisis on the agenda at forthcoming ASEAN summits.

      Burma: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential for the treatment of the Rohingya people by the Burmese military being...

      Nabeel Rajab

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to his Bahraini counterpart on the Bahraini court’s rejection of Nabeel Rajab’s...

      British Overseas Territories: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of enforcement against illegal fishing in Marine Protected Areas around the UK...

      South Sudan: Dual Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether any members of the Government of South Sudan hold dual British-South Sudanese citizenship.

      South Sudan: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 3 August 2017 to Question HL1189, what progress has been made on extending EU sanctions on South...

      South Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support his Department has provided to help include civil society and the wider civilian population of South Sudan in the...

      Antarctic: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the outcome of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic...

      Spain: Foreign Relations

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

      Singapore: Foreign Relations

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

      Sudan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he raised human rights issues with the Sudanese Foreign Minister, Ibrahim Ghandour, at his recent meeting.

      Mir Ahmed Bin Quasem

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent progress has been made in finding the British-trained Barrister Mir Ahmed Bin Quasem, following his disappearance...

      Sudan: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies on Sudan of the as a result of the meeting of the...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Boating: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether the Government plans to ensure that UK citizens holding Royal Yachting Association qualifications can continue to work on a...

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether his Department has established a market access commission on the implications of the withdrawal of the UK from the EU.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether his Department (a) has carried out or (b) is carrying out a market access assessment on the implications of the withdrawal of...

  • Attorney General

    • Hate Crime: Disability and Homosexuality

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the Crown Prosecution Service has adequate resources to tackle crimes against gay and disabled people.

    • Hate Crime: Convictions

      To ask the Attorney General, how many incidents of hate crime resulted in convictions in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.

  • Department for International Development

    • Voluntary Service Overseas

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department provides to the charity Voluntary Service Overseas.

    • South Asia: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department has programmes to promote gender equality in (a) Pakistan and (b) Bangladesh.

      Burma: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what safeguards her Department has put in place to ensure UK aid projects in Burma are not purchasing goods and services from...

      Burma: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance her Department is providing to 9,000 displaced ethnic Shan and Karen people from Burma who are no longer receiving...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether it is the policy of her Department to always use the word Rohingya when discussing the Rohingya with Burmese Government...

      Global Justice Now

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the Government has provided financial assistance to the non-governmental organisation Global Justice Now in the last 12 months.

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the sanitation levels in camps for displaced Rohingya in Bangladesh and the effect of those...

      South Sudan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department has taken to ensure the conflict sensitivity of UK aid delivery in South Sudan.

      Department for International Development: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many data incidents her Department (a) recorded and (b) reported to the Information Commissioner's Office in (i) 2015-16 and (ii)...

      Department for International Development: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many times her Department's Senior Information Risk Officer role has been vacant for a week or longer since 2012.

      Developing Countries: Pneumonia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department has allocated to the prevention of childhood pneumonia in developing countries in each of the last five years.

      Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department is providing humanitarian assistance to Eastern Ghouta in Syria.

      Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many aid air-drops the UK has made in besieged areas in Syria since the start of the conflict.

      Syria: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with UN bodies on aid air-drops to besieged areas of Syria.

      Kenya: Marie Stopes International

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether any of her Department's funding given to Marie Stopes International goes towards the provision of or advertising for abortion...

  • Department for Education

    • Mental Health: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's proposals for Designated Senior Lead for Mental Health in schools on page 4 of its Green Paper on children and...

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the Government's progress on meeting its target of 3 million apprenticeship starts by 2020.

      Department for Education: Crimes against Property

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

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the exclusion review will make a comparative assessment of exclusion rates of academies and maintained schools.

      Collective Spirit Free School Oldham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has for the former Collective Spirit Free school site in Chadderton, Oldham.

      Schools: Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the number of children in schools rated as good or outstanding in Cornwall (a) is now and (b) was in 2010.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people eligible for 30 hours free childcare earn (a) less than £10,000, (b) £10,001 to £19,999, (c) £20,000 to...

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it remains her Department's policy to undertake a consultation exercise on the future of children's centres.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of providers of 30 hours of funded childcare in Bristol West constituency.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of children who are currently eligible for 30 hours free childcare in Bristol West constituency.

      Higher Education: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of students studying at Russell Group Universities came from (a) Sunderland and (b) the northeast of England.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many looked-after children are (a) UK and (b) non-UK EU nationals.

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many foster carers are (a) UK and (b) non-UK EU nationals.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many prospective adopters are (a) UK and (b) non-UK EU nationals.

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the amount spent under section 17 of the Children's Act 1989 by public bodies in each of the last five years.

      Innovation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding his Department has allocated to Innovation Fund projects since the creation of that fund.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what is the (a) average, (b) shortest and (c) longest period of time a child has spent subject to a Child Protection Plan in the last five years

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department holds on the number of public sector children's homes in England; and what the total capacity is of those homes.

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department holds on the number of independent fostering agencies in England.

      Offences Against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to publish the outcome of the Government's 2016 consultation on mandatory reporting.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many looked-after children she has met with since her appointment as Secretary of State.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many parents of children with SEND she has met with since her appointment as Secretary of State.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what expenditure her Department has allocated from the Healthy Pupils Capital Fund to (a) the Condition Improvement Fund and (b) the School Condition...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the planned allocation of expenditure for each type of school in receipt of the School Condition Allocation (SCA) is for the period 2018-19.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans her Department has to monitor the proportion of Condition Improvement Funds (CIF) which are spent on physical activity and healthy living...

      Schools: Knowsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how schools in Knowsley Metropolitan Borough will benefit from her Department's Level 3 Maths Support Programme to increase A Level provision?

      Pre-school Education: Colne Valley

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

      Department for Education: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, to which legislation her Department has applied the Family Test, published in August 2014.

      Overseas Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to prevent foreign students from not repaying outstanding loans in respect of private university fees.

      Department for Education: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many non-UK EU nationals started employment in his Department since 23 June 2016.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of people qualifying for the 15-hour free childcare for the most disadvantaged two-year-olds have taken up that provision in the...

      Care Leavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of care leavers were (a) UK and (b) non-UK EU nationals in each of the last three years.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference the Oral Answer of the Prime Minister of 6 December 2017, Official Report, column 1023, what assessment her Department has made of...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2017 to Question 118327 on Children: Day Care, and with reference to the Early years national funding formula...

      Care Leavers: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of young people who leave care and later take their own lives; and what steps she is taking to reduce the...

      Parkfield School Bournemouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 5 July to Question 2169 on Parkfield School, Bournemouth, whether that project is now complete.

      Universities

      To ask the Secretary for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the economic effect of the UK leaving the EU on the university sector.

      Pre-school Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children attend early years settings which are rated either satisfactory or inadequate by Ofsted.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of children who were eligible for the 30 funded hours of childcare this term, but are not eligible in the...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of eligible children received 15 hours of free childcare in each year since 2010.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Sexual Offences: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government is taking to monitor proper and effective implementation of section 41 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 in...

    • Berwyn Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the level of turnover in staff at HM Prison Berwyn since that prison opened in Spring 2017.

      Cohabitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to implement the recommendations of the Law Commission consultation entitled, Cohabitation: the financial consequences of...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average hourly payment was to a legal aid lawyer providing early legal help for (a) family court, (b) housing, (c) welfare benefits and (d)...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has any plans to reassess the provision of probation services in England and Wales.

      Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has any plans to amend section 41 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999.

      Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Supreme Court's ruling on 26 July 2017, what his Department's policy in on reintroducing employment tribunal fees at a lower level...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of changes to the availability of the early legal help component of legal aid on the...

      Prisoners: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which prisons use the Basic Custody Screening Tool; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the data collected by that too in the last 12 months...

      Prisons: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the results of the Measuring the Quality of Prison Life survey from the last five years and the reports generated for each prison...

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what research the Government has conducted on the reasons why the number of community sentences has declined in the last five years; and if he will...

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many agency staff work in HM Courts and Tribunal Service.

      Prisons: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions wings of prisons have been closed due to insufficient staff levels in each of the last five years.

      Prisons: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions wings of private prisons have been closed as a result of insufficient availability of staff in each of the last five years.

      Prisons: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has undertaken a risk assessment of the unplanned closures of sections of prisons as a result of insufficient availability of staff.

      Prisons: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many mobile phones or sim cards were found in each prison in each of the last five years.

      National Tactical Response Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times and to which prisons has the National Offender Management Service’s National Tactical Response Group been deployed in each of the...

      Prisoners: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) females and (b) males (i) serving a custodial sentence and (ii) on remand were recorded as deaf in each of the past five years.

      Prisoners' Release: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of people with a hearing impairment have been released early from a custodial sentence in each of the last five years.

      Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many days of detached duty have been worked by prison officers in each of the last five years.

      Offenders: London Community Rehabilitation Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when his Department was made aware of reports that 15,000 meetings between offenders and the London Community Rehabilitation Company had been missed.

      Community Orders: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the analysis conducted by his Department and HM Treasury on the financial implications of community sentences for women.

      Community Rehabilitation Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has been made aware of allegations of Community Rehabilitation Companies falsifying records, other than the London Community Rehabilitation...

      Prisons: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the change has been to the prisons budget in real terms in each year since 2010; and what the projected change will be in real terms in each year...

      Probation: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the change in the number of full-time equivalent staff employed by private probation firms since 2016.

      Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers have been deployed on detached duty in each of the last five years.

      Harassment: Court Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has had on ensuring that restraining orders remain legally enforceable across the EU after the UK leaves the EU.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to respond to the letter of the hon. Member for Bishop Auckland of 20 November 2017 on the release of a child sex offender.

      Treasure Act 1996

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases under the Treasure Act 1996 have been reported in the last year in which it has been claimed by finders that the items discovered date to...

      County Courts: Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of county court actions for debt recovery, and if he will make a statement.

      Custodial Treatment: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2017 to Question 118434, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of private providers managing...

  • Prime Minister

    • European Parliament

      To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to her oral answer to the Right Honourable Member for Cynon Valley of 9 October 2017, Official Report, column 59, what progress she has made on setting a date...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Hurricanes and Tornadoes: Caribbean

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, from which Department's budget the cost of funding disaster relief efforts provided by the Royal Navy following Hurricane Irma will come.

    • RAF Volunteer Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of the total strength of the Royal Air Force Reserve as of 1 April 2017 qualified for their annual bounty.

      RAF Volunteer Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Air Force Reservists who received their bounty in April 2017 qualified for (a) Year 1 (£440), (b) Year 2 (£972), (c) Year 3...

      RAF Volunteer Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average number of Man Training Days (MTDs) claimed by the Royal Air Force Reserve under the recruitment budget was for (a) an individual RAF...

      RAF Volunteer Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Additional Duties and (b) Full Time Reserve contracts have been utilised by the Royal Air Force Reserve under its recruitment budget?

      RAF Volunteer Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of the total strength of the Royal Air Force Reserve as of 1 October 2017 are (a) on Full time Reserve Contracts, (b) on Additional Duties...

      RAF Volunteer Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of Royal Air Force Reservists had transferred directly from Regular service as at 1 October 2017.

      Air Force: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many women (a) applied for, (b) were accepted on and (c) completed the Initial Officer Training Course at RAF College Cranwell for each course since...

      Ministry of Defence: Unidentified Flying Objects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government plans to replace the UFO desk; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service family accommodation properties as part of a sub-letting programme to civilians have been allocated to (a) civil servants (b)...

      Army: Training

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

      Air Force: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many men (a) applied for, (b) were accepted on and (c) completed the Initial Officer Training Course at RAF College Cranwell for each course since...

      Army: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of Army recruits aged (a) under 18 years and (b) 18 years and over completed phase two training and trained trade strength in the latest...

      Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the starting salary for (a) cooks and (b) stewards is in (i) the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, (ii) the Army and (iii) the Royal Air Force; and...

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the evidence given to the Defence Select Committee on Tuesday 17 October 2017, if he will make a statement on his Department's...

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many maritime patrol aircraft from (a) the US, (b) Canada, (c) France and (d) Germany were temporarily deployed to RAF Lossiemouth in (i) 2016 and...

      Army: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many recruits who applied to the Army Careers Service with an address in Scotland in the last year were subsequently deployed to regiments other...

      Armed Forces: Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many officers from each of the three services in each rank between OF6 and OF10 are based in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern...

      Armed Forces: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment the Government has been made of the potential effect of proposed changes to the selection processes of the SAS and SBS to increase the...

      Armed Forces: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel lived in private rented accommodation in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013, (e) 2014, (f) 2015, (g) 2016 and (h) 2017.

      Type 31 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent progress he has made on the development of the Type 31e General Purpose Frigate programme; and if he will make a statement.

      Warships: Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons there are no key industrial capabilities with regard to the UK complex warship building industry identified in the National...

      HMS Ocean

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the decision to decommission HMS Ocean in 2018 was finalised before the refit of that warship in 2014.

      Warships: Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the National Shipbuilding Strategy is planned to achieve upper quartile performance in the UK complex warship building industry as previously...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what measures are being taken to ensure that Universal Credit claimants are paid on time over the Christmas season.

    • First Aid: Adrenaline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the merits of including training in the use of Epinephrene auto-injectors in guidance for first aid training...

      Employment: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the status is of the Government’s response to the International Labour Organisation’s Questionnaire on the proposed...

      Employment: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how the Government plans to support the effective adoption of a Convention on making women and men safe at work (a) within and (b) outside of...

      Universal Credit: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many calls made to the universal credit helpline in each month from September 2016 to date were abandoned.

      Universal Credit: Carers

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

      Social Fund: Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much interest free credit in real terms was provided through the Discretionary Social Fund in each of the last seven years.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of the General Data Protection Regulation, (EU) 2016/679, on the operation of the Universal Credit...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of his Department's Answers to Written Parliamentary Questions have advised that the requested...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take steps to ensure universal credit claimants can save their online claim forms throughout the process of completing the form.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2017 to Question HL3576, what steps his Department is taking to strengthen families.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, to which legislation his Department has applied the Family Test, published in August 2014.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to investigate complaints his Department has received from women born in the 1950s and affected by changes...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what meetings his Department has held with women born on or after 6 April 1950 who are affected by changes to the state pension age in the...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many data incidents his Department (a) recorded and (b) reported to the Information Commissioner's Office in (i) 2015-16 and (ii) 2016-17.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many times his Department's Senior Information Risk Officer role has been vacant for a week or longer since 2012.

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the average monthly total amount per person, comprising employee employer and tax relief contributions, paid into...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, to which legislation his Department has applied the Family Test, published in August 2014.

      Personal Independence Payment: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his Department's publication Personal Independence Payment: DLA to PIP reassessment outcomes, October 2017, what assessment...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his Department's publication ADM Memo 30/17, whether (a) all qualified PIP assessors and (b) other assessors are qualified...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Maladministration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2017 to Question 116610, whether his Department intends to pay to each claimant whose entitlements were...

      Jobcentres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer on 3 July 2017 to Question 882, whether the reformed welfare contract piloted at Birkenhead Jobcentre Plus is now...

      Social Security Benefits: Uprating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the change in the real terms value of the maximum amount of benefit entitlement as a result of inflation since...

      Jobcentre Plus: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department has taken to ensure staff at a JobCentre Plus are adequately trained in their duties to improve the level of...

      Work Capability Assessment: Redcar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of work capability assessment decisions overturned in Redcar in each of the last five years where...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Game: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of enforcement of the Code of Practice for the welfare of game birds,...

    • Waste Disposal: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December 2017 to Question 115795, if he will provide a breakdown of breaches of permits in each...

      Greyhounds: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, (a) by what date he expects the Greyhound Board of Great Britain to begin publishing aggregate injury and euthanasia figures...

      Greyhounds: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects the Greyhound Board of Great Britain to fulfil its agreement to develop a Publicly Available Specification...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to improve the delivery of Rural Payments Agency payments to farmers.

      Agriculture: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has received any representations from farmers on the use of their land without permission to store flood water.

      Animals: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on animal and animal products export licences.

      Animals: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information his Department holds on the number of incidents of attacks by (a) non-insect wildlife and (b) insect swarms...

      Animal and Plant Health Agency: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much has been collected in fees by the Animal and Plant Health Agency under the Bovine Semen (England) Regulations...

      Water Voles: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to protect water voles since June 2015.

      Forests

      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 the value of England's forests.

      Ground Water: Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many groundwater activity permits have been issued in (a) Mid Sussex constituency and (b) West Sussex in each of the...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to take steps to increase the amount of recycling bins available in public places.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the report of the Air Quality Expert Group, Particulate Matter in the United Kingdom whether he has plans...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish the study, From Waste to Resource Productivity.

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on wildlife or husbanded animals of fly tipping?

      Microplastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will ensure that the upcoming ban on micro-beads will include all products containing such materials.

      Agriculture: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he will be taking to align the devolved administrations' agri-food production targets and enforcement of nitrates...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 27 November 2017 to Question 115825, how many staff are expected to leave the Department as part...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many times his Department's Senior Information Risk Officer roles been vacant for a week or longer since 2012.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Fisheries Bill will be published; for what reasons it will not be published by the end of the year; and if he will...

      Agriculture: Cooperatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he plans to take further to support agricultural cooperatives; and if he will make a statement.

      Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will include in its 25-year plan for the environment an objective to reduce the UK’s use of pesticides.

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) proportion and (b) total amount of special grants were allocated by her Department to cover legal fees in each financial year since...

    • 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...

      Migrant Workers: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to implement a communications campaign to make it clear to EU workers in the UK that they will be able to obtain settled...

      Money Laundering

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action she is taking to increase the number of suspicious activity reports filed from Trust and Companies Service Providers?

      EU Nationals: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to link the issue of future visas to workers from the EU to specific evidence about skills gaps in the UK; and if she...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to reply my urgent correspondence of 1 December 2017 on my constituent Mr Levi Maynard, case id: 022516142.

      Registration of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of implementing a maximum time limit of eight days for the registration of deaths in...

      Immigration: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect on low income applicants of increases in the cost of applications for leave to remain.

      Aviation: Foreign Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that foreign students who come to the UK to study pilot training can continue to do so after...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer 12 October 2017 to Question 105497 on Visas, how many non-straightforward applications received under each...

      Deportation: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many non-UK EU citizens have been deported to their home country in each of the last 10 years.

      Immigration Controls: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Palestinians living in Israel and Palestine have been refused entry to the UK in each of the last five years.

      Immigration Controls: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Israeli citizens have been refused entry to the UK in each of the last five years.

      Human Trafficking: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of her Department's procedures for identifying the exploitation and human trafficking of...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Crimes against Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of theft and fraud to the public purse in each of the last ten years.

    • Scotland Office: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2017 to Question 118330 on Scotland Office: official hospitality, what the events spend of his Department was in...

  • HM Treasury

    • Debts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to assist people with household debt.

    • Crown Estate Commissioners: Assets

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the value of the assets of the Crown Estate.

      Cryptocurrencies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what holdings of Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies are held by the Government.

      Cryptocurrencies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has been made of the risks to the UK economy of the potential failure of Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies.

      Cryptocurrencies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has been made of the value to the UK economy of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

      Economic Situation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his evidence before the Exiting the European Union Committee of 6 December 2017, whether the Office for Budget Responsibility's forecast...

      Roadchef: Employee Benefit Trusts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, by what date HM Revenue & Customs will have concluded its consideration of the comments dated 30 October 2017 made to it by the Roadchef Employee...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 20 November 2017 to Question 112988, how the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) makes its business decisions on the relative efficiency...

      Cash Dispensing: Fees and Charges

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Bank of England and (b) the Financial Conduct Authority about introducing powers to prevent the development...

      Emergency Services: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to Question 115293 on 29 November 2017, when the Chancellor of the Exchequer last met the hon. Member for Dumfries and Galloway to...

      Valuation Office Agency: Forms

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how continuous improvement forms filled out by Valuation Office Agency staff at the end of each day are processed and assessed; and how information drawn...

      Valuation Office Agency: Email and Telephone Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what systems are used to monitor the number of (a) inbound telephone calls and (b) e-mails in each Valuation Office Agency office; and how the data on (i)...

      Valuation Office Agency: Staff

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) permanent employees and (b) temporary staff were employed at each Valuation Office Agency branch in each of the last seven years.

      Valuation Office Agency: Welsh Language

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many dedicated Welsh speakers were employed at each Valuation Office in each of the last seven years?

      Financial Services: ICT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of block chain technology on the financial services industry.

  • Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

    • Members' Staff

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, whether the Committee has had sight of the legal advice received...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the National Audit Office report, Managing Government Suppliers, HC 811 of Session 2013-14, published on 11 November 2013, how many...

    • Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of small and medium-sized enterprises suppliers were paid within 30 days of invoice date by prime contractors to Government departments...

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the risk of a strategic supplier to the Government folding on the (a) the operation of public services and (b) value for...

      Cabinet Office: Assets

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the value of the assets for which his Department is responsible.

      Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant the Answer of 4 September 2017 to Question 7725 on Elections, when he plans to respond to the Law Commission's 2016 report; and what the...

      Elections: Disability

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will undertake a consultation on trends in levels of (a) registration and (b) participation in elections of disabled people.

      Care Quality Commission

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent discussion she has had with the representatives of the Care Quality Commission on the inclusion of democratic participation in the...

      Ballot Papers: Learning Disability

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits of (a) the introduction of easy-read ballot papers with images of candidates and (b) making...

      Elections: Disability

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he has taken to ensure that people on a disability register can be contacted by electoral administrators in advance of an election to check...

      Grenfell Tower Inquiry

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on how many days the Grenfell Inquiry has sat as at 11 December 2017.

      Cabinet Office: ICT

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the (a) evidential basis and (b) method of calculation was for his Department's Common Technology Services team establishing the figure of 40 per...

      Elections: Data Protection

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the effect of the EU General Data Protection Regulation on the roles and responsibilities of Electoral Registration...

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office,what assessment he has made of the opportunities to increase social value in public procurement following the UK’s departure from the EU.

      Employment: Autism

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the rate of employment was for people with autism and Asperger's syndrome in each month of (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14, (e)...

      Census

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if the Government will include Kashmiri as a nationality on the 2021 Census.

      Cabinet Committees

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many meetings of the Reducing Regulation sub-Committee have taken place since June 2016.

      Cabinet Office: Data Protection

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many data incidents his Department (a) recorded and (b) reported to the Information Commissioner's Office in (i) 2015-16 and (ii) 2016-17.

      Cabinet Office: Data Protection

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many times his Department's Senior Information Risk Officer roles been vacant for a week or longer since 2012.

      Death: Weather

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many excess winter deaths there were in England in each year since 1997.

      Civil Servants: Sick Leave

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the break down is by (a) Department and (b) grade for the Civil Service sickness absence data for Q1 2017 published on 14 December 2017.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Developing Countries: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what representations he has received from the Fairtrade Foundation on the effect on the UK's Sustainable Development Goals of the provisions...

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many representations he received in response to the consultation on his International Trade White Paper; and what assessment he has made...

      World Trade Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the barring of civil society groups from this year's WTO summit; and if...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2017 to Question 117618, on Iron and Steel: China, what recent discussions he has had with trade...

      Department for International Trade: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2017 to Question HL3576, what steps his Department is taking to strengthen families.

      Trade Agreements: Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department is taking to secure future trade deals with Nigeria.

      Department for International Trade: Statutory Instruments

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether he plans to seek to establish a sifting committee to consider statutory instruments created under legislation introduced by his...

      Department for International Trade: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many times his Department's Senior Information Risk Officer role has been vacant for a week or longer since 2012.

      EU Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what his policy is on engagement by the UK defence industry with the proposed European Defence Industrial Development Programme (a) before...

      Department for International Trade: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of his Department's Answers to Written Parliamentary Questions have advised that the requested...

      Arms Trade: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate he has made of the value of UK defence exports based on orders and agreed contracts to each EU member state in each of the...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, following the data breach of one of the accrediting bodies for Cyber Essentials in June 2017, what measures the Government has...

    • Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to encourage children to participate in sport.

      Broadband: Universal Service Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment she has made of whether BT Group’s voluntary offer to deliver a universal service obligation in...

      Sports: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2017 to Question 117380, what estimate he has made of the number of children who will...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if her Department will commission annual research on the level of gambling-related harm in the UK.

      Information Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Information Commissioner's Office will continue to be a member of the Article 29 Working Party after the UK leaves...

      Ofcom: Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether Ofcom will continue to be a member of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications after the UK...

      Telecommunications: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which body or bodies will potentially take over the role in telecommunications regulation that is currently played by the...

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the Government's policy is on net neutrality.

      UK Anti-doping: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made of the review of UK Anti-Doping; and when he expects the review to be complete.

      Audio-visual Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with her EU counterparts on market access for audio-visual services after the UK leaves the EU.

      Audio-visual Industry: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment she has made on levels of employment in the audio-visual sector of the UK leaving the EU.

      Audio-visual Industry: Origin Marking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent representations she has received from the audio-visual sector on the Country of Origin principle; and if she will...

      Sports: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to improve the number of accessible sports facilities in the West Midlands.

  • Department of Health

    • Cancer: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure talking therapies are provided to help people diagnosed with cancer.

    • Orkambi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when will Orkambi be made available for the treatment of cystic fibrosis on the NHS.

      Self-harm: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to prevent self-harm among teenagers.

      Pregnancy: Sodium Valproate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children have been diagnosed with fetal anti-convulsant syndrome as a result of their mothers taking sodium valproate during pregnancy in each...

      Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have received a diagnosis of lupus in each of the last five years.

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which Ministers of his Department attended events to mark Carers Rights Day on Friday 24 November 2017.

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what provisions are in place for NHS staff based at (a) Quarry House in Leeds and (b) Richmond House in London to have time off for duties as carers; and...

      General Practitioners: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to provide incentives to medical students to enter general practice.

      Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has commissioned research into potential changes in the effectiveness of health visitors and health visiting since the relocation of those...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

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

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

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

      Pupils: Allergies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with devolved authorities about Department of Health guidance on the use of adrenaline auto-injectors in schools.

      Diabetes: Leicestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the £600,000 of funding from the Diabetes Transformation Fund was transferred to Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland sustainability and...

      Diabetes: Leicestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of funding provided by the Diabetes Transformation Fund on health outcomes in Leicester.

      Diabetes: Leicestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps health authorities in Leicestershire have been able to take as a result of the Diabetes Transformation Fund.

      Diabetes: Leicestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many amputations were carried out in Leicestershire as a result of type 2 diabetes in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) 2017.

      Health Education: Vegetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Department for Health has issued guidance to people about increasing their vegetable intake.

      Ophthalmic Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department plans to implement a national strategy for ocular health.

      Social Services: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the future sustainability of the social care sector in Northern Ireland when providers and those in receipt of personal...

      Cystic Fibrosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the implementation of the recommendations from the Accelerated Access Review on people with cystic fibrosis;...

      Folic Acid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2017 to Question 8626, when the Government plans to respond to the Scientific Advisory Committee on...

      Rapid Diagnostic and Assessment Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many Rapid Diagnostic and Assessment Centres are available to NHS patients in England; and how many have (a) opened and (b) are planned to open,...

      Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many Linear Accelerators are available to NHS patients in England, and how many have been introduced since the publication of NHS England's Next...

      Health Services: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the NHS England document, Next Steps on the Five Year Forward View published in March 2017, what recent progress the NHS has made on...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the NHS England document, Next Steps on the Five Year Forward View published in March 2017, what recent progress the NHS has made on...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average travel distance is for (a) adults and (b) children needing inpatient mental health services in England in (i) March 2017 and (ii) the...

      Mental Health Services: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many specialist mental health Mother and Baby Units were available to patients in England in (a) March 2017 and (b) October 2017.

      Mental Health Services: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many specialist mental health beds were available to patients in England in (a) March 2017 and (b) October 2017.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many Core 24 mental health teams were available to patients in England in (a) March 2017 and (b) October 2017; and in which NHS hospitals those teams...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the NHS England document Next steps on the five year forward View published in March 2017, how many (a) NHS Trusts and (b) Care...

      Acute Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many acute hospital beds have become available as a result of the the additional funding allocated to adult social care in the March 2017 Budget.

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of assessments for continuing health care funding took place outside of a hospital setting in (a) March 2017 and (b) October...

      Abortion: Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequate provision of (a) support and (b) counselling for healthcare professionals involved in late-term abortions...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the report from the Care Quality Commission on an inspection of Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust, published in November 2016,...

      Department of Health: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2017 to Question HL3576, what steps his Department is taking to strengthen families.

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to ensure that people attending A&E are seen within an hour of their arriving.

      NHS: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2017 to Question 117247, on NHS: Per Capita Costs, what per capita expenditure on the NHS was at 2010 prices in...

      Suicide: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to provide support and guidance to patients who have attempted suicide who do not have a network of friends or family...

      Department of Health: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many regulations were introduced by the Department for Health in calendar years 2014, 2015 and 2016.

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which prescription drugs increased proportionately the most in cost to the public purse in each of the last 10 years for which data is available.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate the Government has made of how many more people will access mental health treatment between 2017 and 2020.

      Euratom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department taking to ensure the future of medical supplies that are linked to the UK's membership of Euratom.

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost to the NHS was of a (a) hip replacement, (b) knee replacement, (c) cataract operation and (d) hernia operation in England in each...

      Social Services: Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of the effect of recent changes in the social care budget on people with dementia.

      NHS Trusts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) NHS trusts and (b) NHS foundation trusts that will be in deficit at the end of the 2017-18 financial year;...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GPs there were in England per 100,000 population in each of the last five years.

      Blood: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many units of blood were collected by NHS Blood and Transplant England in each of the last 12 months for which data is available.

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many students entered training to become a (a) nurse, (b) midwife and (c) GP in England in each of the last five years.

      Kettering Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, where in the NHS approvals process Kettering General Hospital's bid for an urgent care hub has reached; and what the next stages are in that process.

      Health Insurance: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what examination his Department has made of the system of long-term care insurance in Japan; and what conclusions have been reached as a result of that...

      Colorectal Cancer: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to raise awareness of bowel cancer since 2015.

      Cystic Fibrosis: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to raise awareness of cystic fibrosis since 2015.

      South Tyneside Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to support acute services at South Tyneside District Hospital.

      Arthritis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of patients receiving treatment for arthritis in (a) South Tees NHS Trust, (b) the North East and (c)...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of full-time practising GPs in (a) South Tees NHS Trust, (b) the North East and (c) England for each...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that current levels of service quality are maintained for patients seeking mental health treatment between...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to support the mental health needs of children and young people in the next 12 months.

      Nurses

      What plans he has to broaden routes into nursing.

      Skin Diseases

      What estimate he has made of the number of patients with Erythropoietic Protoporphyria.

      Hospitals: Standards

      What recent progress his Department has made on improving the performance of hospitals in special measures.

      Nurses

      What plans he has to broaden routes into nursing.

      NHS: Fees and Charges

      What recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of fines in relation to dental and prescription charges.

  • Home Office

    • Hafizzulah Husseinkhel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to reconsider the case of Hafizzulah Husseinkhel, an Afghan interpreter who worked as an interpreter for the British Army and is due to be...

    • Drugs: Decriminalisation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to commission research into (1) the experience of Portugal in decriminalising the possession and use for personal consumption of harmful drugs,...

      Shops: Crimes of Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of abuse and assault of shopworkers during "Black Friday" sales, and of the adequacy of protections against such abuse...

      UK Border Force

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was (1) the budget, (2) the complement of full time equivalent staff that the budget of the Border Force was designed to support; what was the average number...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Bankruptcy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the position of pensions in creditor and debtor petitioned bankruptcies following the introduction of pension freedoms.

    • Bankruptcy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for excluding an individual's pension fund when determining whether an individual is insolvent when presenting their...

      Females: Directors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what legislative quotas have existed for women on UK boards since 2010.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the report by the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since...

    • Naser Navard Gol-Tapeh

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made representations to the government of Iran relating to the case of Naser Navard Gol-Tapeh, an Iranian convert to Christianity who has had his...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations are they making to the government of Israel regarding the construction of a new section of the Israeli separation barrier that divides the...

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel following reports of the recent killing of a Palestinian farmer by Israeli settlers, and of the...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they intend to take following the vote on the motion at the UN General Assembly in New York, "that any actions by Israel, the occupying Power, to...

      British Nationals Abroad: Armed Forces

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they give to British citizens, including those with dual nationality, regarding service in the military of other nations, including that of Israel.

      Palestinians: Self-determination of States

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what means they have identified by which the Palestinian people may exercise their right to self-determination; and if none, whether they will refer that issue to...

      Israel: West Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel about any further house demolitions or destructions of education premises in Area C of the West...

      Local Government: Commonwealth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage local authorities to celebrate the Commonwealth prior to the Commonwealth Summit in London in April 2018.

      Turkey: LGBT People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 5 December (HL3404), whether in regularly urging Turkey to work towards full protection of...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Electoral Register

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the cost to (1) local authorities, and (2) the Electoral Commission, of preparation for, and administration of, the scheme of individual electoral...

    • Construction: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many construction workers from the EU have been employed in the UK in each of the past five years for which figures are available.

      Electronic Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action are they taking to deal with websites offering access to Government services at additional charges.

      Productivity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which (1) business, (2) industrial, and (3) public, sectors top the national statistics for productivity; and what percentage each one is of the whole.

      Government Departments: Productivity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what methodology they use to measure the productivity of government departments and agencies.

      Local Government: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to help local authorities detect procurement bid rigging in contracts for which they are responsible.

  • Attorney General

    • Religious Hatred: Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton (HL Deb, col 1052) on 6 December, whether the Crown Prosecution Service’s definition of hate crime...

    • Religious Hatred: Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton (HL Deb, col 1052) on 6 December, whether the Crown Prosecution Service’s definition of hate crime...

  • Department for International Development

    • Iraq: Reconstruction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the costs of the damage to Mosul and other towns and villages in northern Iraq following recent fighting; which bodies have...

    • Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the UK’s total contribution to the Global Fund in 2017; and how the outcome of this contribution will be assessed.

      International Climate Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which countries received funds from the International Climate Fund in 2017.

      Developing Countries: Malaria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of the total spend on malaria was allocated to health system strengthening programmes in each of the last five years.

      Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much Department for International Development aid has been made directly available to support religious minorities and victims of genocide in Syria in each of...

  • Department for Education

    • Social Mobility

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the publication in November of the Social Mobility Commission report, State of the Nation 2017: Social Mobility in Great Britain, what steps they intend...

    • Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what changes they intend to make to the (1) education, and (2) qualification, systems, including early years, secondary, and further education, to...

      Commonwealth: Curriculum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to incorporate the history of the Commonwealth into the national curriculum.

      Commonwealth: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to the Commonwealth Secretariat and British Council joint programme Commonwealth Class.

      Social Mobility

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they (1) assess, (2) evaluate, and (3) effectively manage, improvements in social mobility.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to announce their plans for the future setting of the Ogden Rate.

    • Sexual Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many convicted sex offenders are (1) in prison, and (2) under supervision in the community; and how many in each of those categories have (a) a learning...

      Women's Centres: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will maintain or increase financial support for community-based, women-centred services as part of efforts to reduce the female prison population; and...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Decorations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 30 November (HL3468) and 12 December (HL3864), what were the differences in the eligibility criteria for (1)...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the claimant commitment signed by a universal credit claimant takes account of any hours of paid work already being performed by a claimant when setting...

    • Unemployment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Buscombe on 23 November (HL Deb, col 344), on what evidence the reference to "people whose families have for generations...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what they are doing to ensure that pension rights for women are equal to those for men, with particular reference to those women born in the 1950s and affected by...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to change the operation of (1) the environmental stewardship schemes, and (2) other aspects of the farm payment regime, in England in...

    • Food: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all local authorities in the UK have reported to HM Government that they are prepared and resourced to take on responsibility for food safety and...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the net change in the number of housing units in England in each of the last 30 years.

    • Roman Catholic Church

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they regularly meet the Roman Catholic hierarchy of England and Wales to discuss public policy issues.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they define the phrase “regulatory alignment”.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Missions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many trade missions were undertaken by ministers in 2017; and what was the destination of each mission.

    • Department for International Trade: Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether (1) the number, and (2) the cost, of (a) those directly employed by, and (b) those hired as consultants by, the Department for International Trade to work...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to seek to enshrine anti-corruption provisions in all post-Brexit trade agreements.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Direct Marketing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on consumers of the practice of some companies subscribing individuals to an e-mailing list without their consent...

  • Department of Health

    • Mefloquine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 5 December (HL3532) and 27 November (HL3227), whether they have seen the unclassified order of the US...

    • General Practitioners: Juries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of jury service on the availability of GPs; and whether the Department of Health has any plans to request that the...

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to increase public awareness of the availability of free NHS dental treatment for under 19s.

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