Written answers

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he last reviewed the fee for third parties seeking to access DVLA driver records to ensure it strikes the right balance between easy access to...

    • Ryanair

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has received representations on the late or non-payment of compensation packages by the airline Ryanair; and if he will make a statement.

      Ryanair

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department provides guidance to airlines on the timeline for issuing compensation packages to customers.

      Manchester-Sheffield Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to eliminate the single line bottleneck through Dore & Totley station on the Hope Valley railway route between...

      Roads: Kirklees

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

      Southeastern

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his answer of 12 December 2017 to Question 118257 and with reference to page 34, paragraph 17 of paper South East Rail Franchise...

      A1: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate his Department has made of the cost of dualling schemes of the A1 north of Newcastle within England; and when he expects those...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing regional railcards.

      Department for Transport: Families

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

      Department for Transport: Brexit

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

      Department for Transport: Brexit

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

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Homelessness: Kirklees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of the £28 million funding for Housing First pilot schemes he plans to allocate to projects in the...

    • Terrorism: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2017 to Question 118073, if he will list the requests received by Manchester City Council.

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his answer of 12 December 2017 to Question 116791, when he expects a resolution to the outstanding issues regarding...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Horizon 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the oral contribution by the Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation on 12...

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: EU Nationals

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

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he expects the Government to achieve its target to cut £10 billion of red tape.

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will estimate the savings to businesses of the repeal of regulations in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he next plans to publish a list of new UK and EU business regulations that will come into force in the next six months.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many data incidents his Department (a) recorded and (b) reported to the Information Commissioner's Office in (i)...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Data Protection

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

      Business: Hampshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on businesses in Hampshire of the industrial strategy.

      Sugar: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much coal has been used in the manufacture of sugar from sugar beat in each year since 1992 to the latest year for...

      Consumers: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has any plans to address the loyalty penalty in essential markets.

      Consumers: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with regulators on the loyalty penalty faced by consumers who don't switch provider.

      Foreign Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when she plans to create a public register showing the beneficial owners of overseas legal entities which (a) own or...

      Small Businesses: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2017 to Question 118099, for what reasons no reference was made as to whether...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the regulatory framework is which is used to accredit Green Deal Assessors; and if he will make a statement.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many companies accredited under the Green Deal were subsequently investigated for breaches of the Green Deal Code...

      Energy: Consumers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether Ofgem plans to review its social obligations reporting system relating to vulnerable energy consumers.

      Working Hours: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the future operation of the Working Time Directive in the UK after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Papua: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2017, to Questions 61719, what human rights observations and findings Ambassador Moazzam...

    • Yemen: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of people of the Baha’i faith currently being detained by the Yemeni Government;...

      Gaza: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Israeli Government on the limits imposed on fishing off the coast of the Gaza Strip.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Families

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

      Algeria: Protestantism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Office, if he will make representations to his counterpart in the Government of Algeria on the forced closure of a Protestant Church in...

      Iraq: Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Government of Iraq on (a) instances of child marriage in that country and (b)...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the evidential basis is for the Government's position that individual electoral registration is the most effective method of voter registration.

    • Amazon: Government Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the contract between the Government and Amazon Web Services covering Platform as a service.

      National Security

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent progress he has made on the national security capability review.

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Attorney General, how many members of staff have left the Law Officers' Departments since 1 January 2015; and how many of those members of staff were nationals of non-UK EU countries.

    • Attorney General: Families

      To ask the Attorney General, to which legislation his Department has applied the Family Test, published in August 2014.

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Families

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

    • Department for International Development: Families

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

      Kashmir: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding her Department has allocated to the Kashmir Region in the last five years.

      Kashmir: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, What proportion of Government aid for the Kashmir region is directed through the Government of Pakistan.

      Kashmir: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of Government aid for the Kashmir region is directed through the Government of India.

      Kashmir: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government takes to ensure that aid for Kashmir reached that region.

      Kashmir: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what projects the Government funds related to Kashmir.

      Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make representations to UN bodies and the Syrian Government on humanitarian access to and urgent medical evacuations from...

      Department for International Development: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to implement the guidance set out by the Government Commercial Function in its paper Exiting...

  • Department for Education

    • Further Education: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that the post-16 educational sector has the capacity to train young people to find employment in a post-automation...

    • Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the value is of private sector contracts for Children's Social Care in England.

      GCE A-level: Knowsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will allocate capital funding to the Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council area to enable a new provider of academic A Levels to be established...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December to Question 117219, for what reasons the Minister did not answer if her Department has set a target for the...

      Vocational Guidance: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that young disabled people are able to access good quality careers advice.

      Teachers: Part-time Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what provisions her Department has made to accommodate more part-time job opportunities within the teaching sector?

      Teachers: Job Satisfaction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to improve teachers’ job satisfaction.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of scrutiny of schools by (a) her Department and (b) Ofsted on the (i) workload and (ii) job...

      Department for Education: Families

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

      Erasmus+ Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether there are any contingency plans for a replacement for the ERASMUS+ scheme for UK Universities in the event that the UK does not renegotiate...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department has spent on the (a) consultation on (b) preparation for and (c) introduction of the National Assessment and Accreditation...

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which local authorities have contracted out their adoption services to a third party; and what the name is of each such contractor.

      School Meals: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what has been the cost-per-child of children's school meals in each of the last 10 years.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Voting Rights: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the Government's policy is on voting rights for prisoners with short sentences.

    • Prisoners: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many females who were resident in Wales are serving jail sentences.

      Prisoners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women in prison have been refused a place in a mother and baby unit in each of the last five years.

      Prisoners On Remand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what comparative assessment he has made of the outcomes of remand hearings conducted (a) in court and (b) via video link.

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many agency staff have been employed by HM Courts and Tribunal Service in each year since 2010.

      Prisoners: Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children had at least one parent who was imprisoned in each year for the last five years.

      Prisoners: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many hours of purposeful engagement in activity is required of a prisoner and what the average number of sessions of purposeful activity undertaken...

      Community Rehabilitation Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 6 November 2017 to Question 111447 on Probation, if he will publish the exit plans for each Community Rehabilitation Company.

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many category B prisoners are being held in category C prisons.

      Prisons: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions a private transport provider (a) cancelled and (b) postponed scheduled transport between prisons in each of the least five years.

      Courts: Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions the video link connection for court appearances has broken down during a hearing in each month for the last year.

      Probation: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) full time and (b) full time equivalent offender managers have been employed in each prison in each of the last five years.

      Magistrates: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of people on Advisory Committees on Justices of the Peace were of BAME origin in each year for which records are available.

      Magistrates: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of members of Advisory Committees on Justices of the Peace were women in each year for which records are available.

      Prisoners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what category of offences were women who died in prison serving sentences for, in each year for the last 10 years; and how many of those women were on...

      Prisoners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women in prison gave birth in each prison establishment in each of the last five years.

      Ministry of Justice: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many contracts worth more than £5 million his Department signed in each year since 2010; with which counterparts such contracts have been...

      Prisoners on Remand: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of women remanded into custody did not subsequently receive a custodial sentence in each of the last five years.

      Ministry of Justice: EU Nationals

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

      Prisoners: Muslims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of women of Muslim faith in prison on 1 October 2017.

      Ministry of Justice: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, 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.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Rifles Regiment: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the barrack locations are of the Rifles Regiment; and what plans he has to move those barracks.

    • Defence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2017 to Question 116427, on defence: finance, which sections and sub-heads within his Department's Estimates have...

      EU Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect on his Department's polices of the proposed European Council and Parliament regulation to establish a European...

      Armed Forces: Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Commonwealth citizens have been recruited into (a) the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, (b) the Army and (c) the Royal Air Force in each of the...

      Ministry of Defence: Families

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

      Ministry of Defence: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 4.61 of the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review, what the reason was for the increase of 710 civilians employed by...

      Ministry of Defence: Brexit

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

      Ministry of Defence: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, 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.

      Ministry of Defence: Data Protection

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

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 16 of Defence Equipment & Support Annual Report and Accounts 2016-17, if he will provide further details of the cost...

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to announce the awarding of contracts for his Department's Air Support to Defence Operational Training programme.

      Korea: HMS Queen Elizabeth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to deploy the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier near the Korean peninsula when it enters service.

      Shipbuilding: Jarrow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if will visit shipyards in Jarrow constituency to demonstrate support for their potential future role in the new National Shipbuilding Strategy and the...

      RM Condor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the economic contribution of RM Condor to the local area.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the cost of operating a paper-based system for private sector landlords to request direct payment for their...

    • Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many full-time equivalent (a) doctors, (b) nurses and (c) psychologists and psychiatrists are employed by each of the sub-contractors that...

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions his Department has had with energy companies on reducing the cost of living for disabled people.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to protect the income of (a) universal credit claimants and (b) claimants in the Employment and Support Allowance...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to Improving Lives: The Future of Work, Health and Disability, published in November 2017, Cm 9526 , if he will take steps to...

      Universal Credit: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons the universal credit full service roll-out to Shettleston Jobcentre has been moved back to December 2018.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 8 November 2017 to Question 110869, if he will make it his policy to regularly publish data on universal credit...

      Personal Independence Payment: Autoimmune Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions he has had with Capita on improving that company's management of personal independent payment assessments for people...

      Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit: Dupuytren's Contracture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent progress he has made on plans to include Dupuytren's disease in the list of Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit diseases.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time was for claimants of universal credit from (a) the opening of a universal credit account and (b) an interview at...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has received any representations on technical and administration problems regarding the transfer of claimants from employment and...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure that benefit claimants who cannot attend appointments due to adverse weather conditions will not be sanctioned.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his Department's publication ADM Memo 30/17, if he will publish the criteria used in the LEAP exercise to review awards of...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Written Statement of 2 November 2017, HCWS218, whether previous personal independence payment applicants who may benefit...

      Universal Credit: Angus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of residents who are in receipt of universal credit in Angus constituency .

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the (a) location is and (b) running costs are for each building used by his Department.

    • Inland Waterways: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the Environment Agency plans to spend on navigable waterways in Lancashire in each of the next three years.

      Rivers: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent progress he has made on improving the cleanliness of the West Midlands's rivers.

      Fisheries: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Environment Agency is taking to replenish fish stocks off the coast of West Sussex.

      Rivers: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent progress he has made on improving the cleanliness of West Sussex rivers.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department (a) has carried out or (b) is carrying out a market access assessment on the implications of the...

      Carbon Monoxide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of whether there are areas of the country where levels of carbon monoxide are higher than the...

      Animal Welfare: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of people sentenced under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 received the maximum tariff for...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has established a market access commission on the implications of the withdrawal of the UK from the EU.

      Ritual Slaughter: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his policy on recognising animals as sentient beings encroaches on the rights of religious minorities to slaughter...

      Fisheries: Quotas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he last met the hon. Member for Aberdeen South to discuss fishing quotas.

      Water Supply: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2017 to Question 117510, what discussions his Department has had with Ofwat to ensure...

      Horses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 3 April 2017 to Question HL6413, on horses: animal welfare, what the timetable is for the...

      Plastics: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff of his Department are responsible for dealing with reducing the levels of plastic in the oceans.

      Plastics: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of potential human health hazards posed by rising levels of plastic in the oceans.

      Birds: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to halt the decline of the Aquatic Warbler, Marsh Warbler, Wood Warbler and Savi's...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to bring forward proposals to support smaller scale fleets in the UK by allocating fishing rights according...

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to discuss with major supermarket chains a proposal to make surplus food available to the food-hungry and...

      Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what role the devolved assemblies will play in the UK’s new pesticide regulatory regime after the UK leaves the EU.

      Health Hazards: Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to assess the costs of ill health caused by exposure to pesticides in the UK.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the current funding system for farm payments will remain in place during the transition period after the UK leaves...

  • Home Office

    • Disability: Bullying

      To ask the Home Secretary, what assessment she has made of the level of bullying reported against disabled people.

    • Fire and Rescue Services: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to provide a set formula for how Fire and Rescue Authorities collect data on fire and non-fire incidents.

      Home Office: EU Nationals

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

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the new economic crime strategic board will be instituted.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to answer the recent correspondence from Paul Robinson a constituent of the hon. Member for Sefton Central related to the...

      Fire and Rescue Services: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Policing and the Fire Service of 20 November 2017, Official Report, column 712,...

      Stop and Search: Ports and Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she will direct Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary to review (a) the use by the police of powers in Schedule 7 to the...

      Abortion: Freedom of Expression

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure the protection of the right of freedom of expression for people who are opposed to the...

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 8 September 2017 to Question 6341, when she expects to make a decision on fees for firearm and shotgun licences...

      101 Calls: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make the non-emergency police phone number 101 a free-to-use service.

      Abortion: Clinics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to introduce legislative proposals to protect abortion clinics from on-going demonstrations outside their premises; and if...

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of current firearms legislation in controlling the risk to the public from the...

      Police: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on changes to police pay in 2018-19.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of his Department's Answers to Written Parliamentary Questions have advised that the requested information was not...

    • Food Banks: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he plans to visit a food bank in January 2018.

      Scotland Office: Families

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

      Scotland Office: Data Protection

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

      Scotland Office: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 6 September 2017 to Question 6287, what external advisers or companies his Department has used for advertising in each of the...

  • HM Treasury

    • Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if she will introduce legislative proposals to introduce licensing for tobacco manufacturing machinery in accordance with the Framework Convention on...

    • Revenue and Customs: Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what level of expertise HM Revenue and Customs staff have on customs procedures; whether such expertise is accredited through (a) formal qualifications and...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to increase the capacity of the HM Revenue Customs (HMRC) in customs regulations and procedures in the next twelve months; and...

      Revenue and Customs: ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to increase information technology skills in the HM Revenue and Customs needed for the planned introduction of the CHIEF system and...

      Channel Crossing: Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions (a) his Department and (b) HM Revenue and Customs have had bilaterally with customs officers and management at the port of Calais on...

      Money Laundering

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason the decision was taken to exempt Companies House from the requirements of anti-money laundering due diligence during company registration;...

      Treasury: Written Questions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of his Department's Answers to Written Parliamentary Questions have advised that the requested information was not...

      Defibrillators: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the accrued to the public purse from VAT on community-purchased defibrillators in each of the last five financial years.

      Environment Protection: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will set out in pounds per tonne of Carbon what estimate he has made of the total carbon price in pounds per tonne in the years 2018 to 2025.

      Emergency Services: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 5 December 2017 to Question 116912, whether it is his policy to bring forward legislative proposals to refund all VAT paid by...

      Treasury: Families

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2017 to Question HL3576, what steps his Department is taking to strengthen families.

      Revenue and Customs: Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what comparative assessment he has made of the number of HM Revenue and Customs staff trained in customs regulations and procedures with the number of...

      Treasury: Families

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, to which legislation his Department has applied the Family Test, published in August 2014.

      Exeter-Plymouth Railway Line

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on allocating funding in line with the Peninsula Rail Task Force group's...

      Charities: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of opportunities to reform the VAT system to support the charity sector following the UK’s departure from the EU.

      First Time Buyers: Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether first time buyers on Share to Buy schemes can access the reduction in stamp duty announced in the Autumn Budget 2017.

      Revenue and Customs: Data Protection

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many data incidents HM Revenue and Customs (a) recorded and (b) reported to the Information Commissioner's Office in (i) 2015-16 and (ii) 2016-17.

      Tax Collection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether HM Revenue and Customs uses fully automated processes to (a) calculate under or overpayments of tax and (b) notify taxpayers of such under or...

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of Equitable Life policyholders who have received payments (a) of less than a quarter of their relative losses, (b)...

      Universities

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the universities sector on mitigating any negative effect on the sector after the UK leaves the EU.

      Income Tax: Angus

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people paid the (a) top, (b) higher and (c) basic rate of income tax in Angus constituency in each of the last five years for which figures are...

      North Sea Oil: Pipelines

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the (a) direct and (b) indirect costs to the public purse of the decision by Ineos to invoke a force majeure clause in its contract for...

      Self-employed: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will establish a new tax allowance covering digital training costs incurred by self-employed businesses.

      Cryptocurrencies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value of assets held by the Government in digital currencies is.

      Cryptocurrencies: Tax Collection

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government has made an estimate of potential savings to the public purse arising from UK taxpayers being able to pay their taxes in digital...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent representations he has made and discussions he has held with the EU on the future of the UK-Ireland land border.

    • Shipping: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on (a) coastal communities and (b) local economies...

      EU Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether the UK will remain in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme after the UK leaves the EU.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether his Department has conducted market access assessments in respect of the UK leaving the EU.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps he is taking to ensure that the terms of the UK's new partnership with the EU after March 2019 enable the UK to reach new...

  • Department for International Trade

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make it her policy to include responsibility for young people within the portfolio of a specified Minister; to...

    • Musicians: Free Movement of People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on (a) UK and (b) non-UK EU touring musicians.

      Arts: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to her Department's publication Ministerial Meetings: January to March 2017, if she will publish the names of...

      Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to her Department's publication Ministerial Meetings: January to March 2017, if she will publish the names of...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, to which legislation her Department has applied the Family Test, published in August 2014.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport : Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department has established a market access commission on the implications of the withdrawal of the UK from the EU.

      UK Anti-doping: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if her Department will take steps to cover the legal costs of UK Anti-Doping as part of the ongoing tailored review.

      Ofcom: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has made an assessment of the comprehensiveness and quality of Ofcom’s quarterly telecoms complaints data in...

      Ofcom: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of including data from Alternative Dispute Resolution schemes in...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Apprentices: Northern Ireland

      What steps he is taking to encourage the promotion of apprenticeships in Northern Ireland.

    • Brexit: Northern Ireland

      What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on ensuring that Northern Irish interests are represented in the UK's negotiations with the EU.

      Northern Ireland Government

      What plans he has to ensure that democratic accountability is maintained in Northern Ireland in the absence of an Assembly and Executive.

      Northern Ireland Government

      What assessment he has made of the conditions under which the UK Government would impose direct rule on Northern Ireland.

  • Department of Health

    • Rare Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to ensure that researchers in the UK can continue to access pan-EU patient cohorts for rare disease and other special...

    • Incinerators: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what date the study on incinerators by the Small Area Health Statistics Unit will be published.

      Genito-urinary Medicine: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November 2017 to Question 112168, on Genito-urinary Medicine: Greater London, which non-compliance clauses have been...

      Genito-urinary Medicine: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November 2017 to Question 112169, on Genito-urinary Medicine: Greater London, whether the value of the contract for the...

      Genito-urinary Medicine: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November 2017 to Question 111309, on Genito-urinary Medicine: Greater London, if he will place in the Library the specialist...

      Liver Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of (a) the proportion of patients with decompensated cirrhosis seen by a specialist (i) within 24 hours and (ii) up to 72...

      Obesity: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department collects data to assess the performance of GPs in managing obesity in primary care.

      Liver Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department collects data to assess the access of patients with liver disease to multidisciplinary alcohol care teams.

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department plans to publish a strategy to eliminate hepatitis C.

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to NHS England's press release of 28 July 2016 entitled World Hepatitis Day: a chance to reflect on achievements to date and redouble...

      Hepatitis: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of hepatitis C among black and minority ethnic groups.

      Slaughterhouses: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2017 to Question 115457, whether a slaughterhouse is allowed to continue operating after receiving an...

      Slaughterhouses: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) slaughterhouses and (b) other meat establishments audited by the Food Standards Agency have (i) received one unsatisfactory audit result,...

      Marie Stopes International: Maidstone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Care Quality Commission report into the Marie Stopes International Maidstone, Centre published in October 2017, if he plans to...

      British Pregnancy Advisory Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the report of the Care Quality Commission into the Merseyside British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), what steps he is taking to...

      Strokes: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government plans to take to (a) promote innovation within the NHS and (b) support existing initiatives for innovation (i) stroke...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether it is his policy to allow GP practices to exclude patients from their register on the basis of pregnancy, age, substance dependence or complexity?

      GP at Hand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of 17 November 2017 to Question 112050, whether patients with dementia are entitled to register with the GP at hand service.

      General Practitioners: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 17 November 2017 to Question 112050 on General Practitioners: Attendance, whether his officials have requested that Dr Jeffries...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 17 November 2017 to Question 112050 on General Practitioners: Attendance, whether it is permissible under the General Medical...

      GP at Hand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average age is of patients registered with the GP at hand service?

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what safeguards are in place to prevent GP practices targeting younger and healthier patients.

      GP at Hand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received from the (a) Royal College of General Practitioners and (b) the British Medical Council on the GP at hand service...

      General Practitioners: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether it is his policy to allow GP practices to undertake advertising campaigns.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the extent to which GP practices target younger and healthier patients; and if he will make a statement.

      General Practitioners: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to limit the proportion of NHS funding that GP practices are permitted to spend on advertising campaigns.

      General Practitioners: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with Clinical Commissioning Groups on commissioning digital GP services.

      Mental Health: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that NHS Mental Health Trusts consider the needs of women who have suffered mental health needs as a result of abuse.

      Breastfeeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans the Government has to implement evidence-based initiatives that support breastfeeding across all maternity, health visiting, neonatal and...

      Infant Foods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans the Government has to develop a national infant feeding strategy board.

      Urinary Tract Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department’s policy is on the commissioning of new clinical research on (a) testing regimes for urinary tract infections and (b) treatment...

      Rare Diseases: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with pharmaceutical companies on the provision of treatments for rare diseases.

      Neuromuscular Disorders: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the provision of psychological support for adults with (a) muscular dystrophy and (b) neuromuscular conditions.

      European Medicines Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to ensure that UK Drug Licensing continues to be linked to the European Medicines Agency after the UK leaves the EU to ensure...

      Social Services: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve working conditions in the social care sector in Oxfordshire.

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of care homes have direct access to clinical advice including appropriate on-site assessment in (a) March 2017 and (b) October 2017.

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what contingency arrangements are in place to ensure that the NHS is prepared for an influenza epidemic.

      Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS patients participated in a clinical trial in each of the last five years.

      Foetal Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the number of fetuses which were (a) incinerated, (b) cremated and (c) buried after induced abortions at (i) NHS...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the amount of funding from the public purse allocated to the provision of abortion and abortion-related services in the UK...

      Abortion: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received from disabled people about terminations on the grounds of disability.

      Marie Stopes International: Maidstone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Care Quality Commission report on the Marie Stopes International clinic in Maidstone, whether he plans to exercise his right to...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Social Care Funding Reform Impact Assessment of 3 February 2015 is the most recent impact assessment on social care funding reform.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Government Equalities Office: Families

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2017 to Question HL3576, what steps the Government Equalities Office is taking to strengthen families.

  • Department for Transport

    • Bus Services: Franchises

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to use the provisions in the Bus Services Act 2017 to allow non-mayoral authorities to access bus franchising powers.

    • Railways: Electrification

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when (1) Bath Spa, and (2) Bristol Temple Meads, railway stations will be directly served by a high-speed, electrified railway line.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made by the Law Commission in their work on the simplification of immigration legislation; and when it is envisaged that that project will...

    • Hunting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 8 December (HL3602), whether local Police and Crime Commissioners have any role to play in the...

      Refugees: English Language

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in improving English language provision for refugees since the meeting between Home Office Ministers and Lord Alton of Liverpool on 21...

      Hate Crime: LGBT People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what actions they are taking to reduce the rate of hate crime against the LGBT community.

      Electronic Surveillance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made on establishing an independent agency to assess requests from authorised agencies for access to records of phone calls, emails, and...

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British passport holders have had their passports cancelled or withdrawn in the interests of national security in each of the last five years.

      British Nationals Abroad: Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals who went from Britain to Syria to join ISIS are known to have returned to date; and how many of these were (1) detained on arrival at the UK...

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they collect details of any other passports held by applicants for British passports; and whether this information is retained and available to Border...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children have been brought to the UK from Northern France and other parts of Europe under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2017.

      Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Ministerial Statement by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 11 December (HLWS325), what role Police and Crime Commissioners are expected...

      Knives: Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 11 December (HL3775), which police forces in England and Wales took part in the week of...

      Police: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 14 December (HL4020), whether they will now answer the question put, namely which police...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • North Korea: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 5 December (HL3335), what assessment they have made of the compliance of their decision not...

    • Jerusalem

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to ask the UN to declare East Jerusalem the capital of Palestine.

      Israel: Embassies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to move the British Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

      Migration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the government of the United States' decision to withdraw from the process leading to a UN global compact on migration on its...

      Iran: Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the Prime Minister’s speech in Jordan on 30 November, what action they intend to take to "strengthen [the Government’s] response to...

      Iran: BBC Persian Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made over the last three months to (1) the Iranian Ambassador in London, and (2) the government of Iran, about the reported...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Acts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, since the State Opening of Parliament in 2010, how many (1) orders, and (2) regulations, have been made to commence either sections or complete Acts (a) less...

    • Grenfell Tower Inquiry: Legal Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the legal costs (1) incurred to date, and (2) likely to be incurred, in relation to the Grenfell Tower fire inquiry; and how much of...

      Personal Income

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Resolution Foundation Unequal Results; and whether they intend to review the treatment of top incomes in...

  • Department for International Development

    • Syria: Adam Smith International

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much Department for International Development aid has been channelled through Adam Smith International in Syria to consultants outside Syria; and...

  • Department for Education

    • Care Leavers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding will be available to local authorities to extend personal adviser support to care leavers aged 21 to 25, as provided for in section 3 of the Children...

    • English Language: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they plan to take to eliminate long waiting periods before refugees needing tuition in English can enter English for Speakers of Other Languages...

      Church Schools: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of places available at Catholic schools for Catholic children.

      Church Schools: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of Muslim children being educated in Catholic faith schools.

      Vocational Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that all schools are aware of their responsibility under the Technical and Further Education Act 2017 to allow access into...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the measures and resources required to enable local authorities to provide education, health and care plans for all children with...

      Open University

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure the future sustainability of the Open University.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Sentencing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the process for determining an individual’s sentence following conviction by the courts.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Decorations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 14 November (HL2735), what was (1) the service, and (2) the rank, of each of the 113 Service personnel granted...

    • Armed Forces: Learning Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what procedures are in place for members of the armed forces who present with learning difficulties.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Children: Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications for future advances in social mobility of the finding by the Institute for Fiscal Studies that almost 37 per...

    • Television: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the saving in public expenditure resulting from the transfer of the cost of providing free TV licences for those aged 75 and over to the BBC.

      Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, when a Universal Credit claimant has an alternative payment arrangement in place by which the housing element is paid directly to their landlord, the 63...

      Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to publish the updated Universal Support framework as set out in the Ministerial Foreword to Universal Credit: Local Support Services Update and...

      Social Security Benefits: NHS

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to provide facilities for those in receipt of (1) the Winter Fuel Allowance, and (2) the Christmas bonus, to convert such payments into...

      State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what decisions they will take on the post-Brexit indexing of UK pensions paid to UK citizens resident in the EU, following their interim agreement with the EU on...

      European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for future relationships post-Brexit between (1) UK public agencies, and (2) UK industry, and the European Agency for Health and Safety at Work.

      Social Security Benefits: Christmas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that no benefit claimants are left destitute over Christmas and the New Year.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Plastics: Waste Disposal

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which the amount of plastic waste being collected by local authorities is sufficient to prevent that waste...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • National Trust: Tenants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 29 November (HL3286), what discussions they have had with the Charity Commission about their...

  • HM Treasury

    • Government Departments: Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether (1) the number, and (2) the cost, of (a) those directly employed by government departments, and (b) those hired as consultants by government departments,...

    • Customs: Republic of Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, under the proposals in the Joint report on progress during phase 1 of negotiations under Article 50 TEU on the UK's orderly withdrawal from the EU, the...

      Child Benefit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they take to ensure that a mother who has left a domestic violence situation has access to child benefit for any children living with her in cases where...

      Personal Income

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the cumulative impact assessment of tax, social security and public spending changes between 2010 and 2017 published in November by the...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there are any circumstances in which they would consider withdrawing from the EU Treaties before 29 March 2019.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Data Protection: Parish Councils

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support and assistance they are providing to parish and town councils and parish meetings to help them get ready for, and mitigate the financial impact on...

    • Hotels and Restaurants: Vacancies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have held with representatives of the hotel and restaurant industries concerning possible staff shortages leading up to, and following,...

  • Department of Health

    • Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 5 December (HL3500), whether they will place a copy of the systematic review of serious adverse...

    • Flour: Folic Acid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the feasibility of introducing mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid, following recommendations from the Food...

      Dental Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much revenue was raised from patient charges for NHS dental services in each of the last ten years for which figures are available.

      Dental Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total number of fines issued for incorrectly claiming an exemption on NHS dental fees in each of the last ten years for which figures are available.

      Pharmacy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Pharmacists' Defence Association’s "Safer Pharmacies Charter".

      Colorectal Cancer: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to offer screening for bowel cancer to all over 45s.

      King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the personal liability of the board members of the Kings College Hospital Foundation Trust for their financial management of the Trust following that Trust...

      NHS: Charities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to establish a new national NHS hospital charity to receive donations for supporting NHS hospitals.

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much is owed to social care workers for sleeping-in payments for the provision of statutory care that was commissioned by (1) government agencies, and (2)...

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in each of the last five years, what was (1) the total provision made by NHS Resolution, and its predecessor bodies, against claims for clinical negligence, and...

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent rises in NHS Resolution's provision against claims for clinical negligence; what provision against claims for clinical...

      Medical Records

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 27 November (HL3647), what guidance is available to patients on the most appropriate body to submit...

      Dental Services: Negligence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the main causes of clinical negligence in NHS dental care in England.

      Dental Services: Negligence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what engagement they have had with dental stakeholders regarding the cost of professional indemnity insurance in relation to clinical negligence.

      Four Seasons Health Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are in discussions with Four Seasons care homes to ensure that residents of its homes are not jeopardised by a failure of the company; and who is...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to meet the pressures on local authority children's services and adult social care identified by the Office for Budget Responsibility in...

      NHS: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will specify for each NHS Provider trust in Greater London the capital receipts they have generated from the sale of land in each of the last two...

      Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to expand health service capacity in areas of expected high population growth.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish a response to the consultation on fixed recoverable costs for clinical negligence claims.

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