Written answers

Thursday, 21 December 2017

  • HM Treasury

    • Employment: Disability

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the evidence that suggests the greater employment of disabled people is a significant drag upon the British level of productivity as...

    • Treasury: Brexit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department (a) has drafted or (b) is drafting a market access commission on the implications of the withdrawal of the UK from the EU.

      Treasury: EU Nationals

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many non-UK EU nationals started employment in his Department since 23 June 2016.

      Revenue and Customs: ICT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to increase the number of staff in HMRC with information technology skills as a result of the introduction of the Customs...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much of the £400 million electric charging infrastructure fund announced at the Autumn Budget 2017 will be made available for (a) the installation...

      Treasury: Data Protection

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, 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.

      Treasury: Data Protection

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

      Whisky: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he last met the hon. Member for Moray to discuss duty rates on Scotch Whisky.

      Corruption: Africa

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for his policies of the report of United Nations Economic Commission for Africa's High Level...

      Treasury: ICT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps I) his Department and ii) HMRC is taking to implement the guidance set out by the Government Commercial Function in its paper entitled Exiting...

      Cash Dispensing: Fees and Charges

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the proposal by the LINK network of AGM providers to reduce interchange fees on (a) consumers, (b)...

      Financial Services Ombudsman: Small Businesses

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to expand the role of the Financial Services Ombudsman to allow all small and medium sized businesses to make complaints on...

      Offshore Industry: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he last met the hon. Member for Aberdeen South to discuss the transfer of the liabilities measure included in the Autumn 2017 Budget.

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) holds reports setting out the current economic relationship between the UK and other individual EU...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 4.17 of the Autumn Budget 2017, what assessment he has made of the effect of freezing alcohol duties on levels of alcohol...

      Overseas Trade: China

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2017 to Question 118571 on Overseas Trade: China, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the on-going...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received on parents in receipt of childcare vouchers not being able to access 30 hours free childcare; if he will take steps to...

      Banks: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an estimate of the amount of money that would have been raised for the public purse if the bankers' bonus tax had been retained in each year...

      Banks: Capital Investment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will conduct an inquiry into the effect on the viability of small to medium sized business of banks’ efforts to improve their own capital ratios.

      Employment: Disability

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 12 December 2017 to Question 118240, what the exact references are from reports by the Office for Budget Responsibility, the...

      Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department, the Financial Conduct Authority or the Financial Ombudsman Service distinguish in regulatory terms between non-insurance contractual...

      Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department or the Financial Conduct Authority has assessed the (a) uptake levels, (b) cancellation rates and (c) successful activation rates of...

      Revenue and Customs: Advertising

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what external advisers or companies HM Revenue & Customs has used for advertising in each of the last four years.

      National Insurance Contributions: Exemptions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to exempt from making monthly National Insurance contributions people who will be under the annual threshold but who are in erratic...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an estimate of how many recipients by parliamentary constituency will receive less in financial support as a result of the replacement of...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to help mitigate the potential effect of the replacement of childcare vouchers by tax-free childcare in cases where one parent becomes...

      Non-domestic Rates: Liverpool City Region

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on giving the Liverpool City Region Mayor the power to place a...

      Deposits: Cryptocurrencies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government plans to introduce deposit guarantee protections for consumers holding digital currencies.

      Money Laundering: Cryptocurrencies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether under the 4th Money Laundering Directive there are minimum transaction thresholds below which customer due diligence is not required for trade and...

      Financial Services: Registration

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many applications from Account Information Services Providers to become registered as a Registered Account Information Service Provider for the purposes...

      Financial Services: Disclosure of Information

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons the Financial Conduct Authority uses a different definition of Account In formation service Providers to that (a) defined by his Department...

      Financial Services: Disclosure of Information

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with the Financial Conduct Authority and the Open Banking Implementation Entity on ensuring that financial data...

      Private Finance Initiative: Corporation Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the rates of corporation tax paid by private sector contractors are included in the value for money assessment in private finance and private...

      Credit Unions: Financial Services Compensation Scheme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many credit unions were subject to intervention by the financial services compensation scheme to protect savers in 2016.

      Treasury: Written Questions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of his Department's Answers to Written Parliamentary Questions in the 2017-18 Session to date have referred to the information...

      Banks: Cardiff North

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many bank branch closures there have been in Cardiff North constituency in the last 10 years.

      Gambling

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of prohibiting the marketing, distribution or sale of binary options to retail clients.

  • Prime Minister

    • British Irish Council

      To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2017 to Question 117199, what reports the Prime Minister receives from the delegate who attends a British-Irish Council on behalf...

    • British Irish Council

      To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2017 to Question 117199, if she will make it her policy to attend a meeting of the British-Irish Council when other heads of...

      Disability: Employment

      To ask the Prime Minister, with reference to her oral contribution of 14 December 2017, Official Report, column 398, in what format she was briefed on the content of the Chancellor of the...

      Prime Ministers: Written Questions

      To ask the Prime Minister, how many and what proportion of her Office's Answers to Written Parliamentary Questions in the 2017-18 Session to date have referred to the information requested not...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Deductions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the maximum amount is which can be deducted for other debts and overpayments from universal credit payments.

    • Universal Credit: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of universal credit users in rental arrears of (a) one month, (b) three months and (c)...

      Personal Independence Payment: Blood Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions he has had with Atos on making improvements to how that provider conducts personal independence payment assessments...

      Personal Independence Payment: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions he has had with Capita on making improvements to how that provider conducts personal independence payment assessments...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Skin Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions he has had with Maximus on making improvements to how that provider conducts employment and support allowance...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to Memo ADM 30/17, whether previously unsuccessful personal independence payments claimants who had their claims refused after...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what appeals process is available to personal independence payment claimants whose claims are subject to review under the personal...

      Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how information on a tenant's rent arrears against housing payments are provided to social landlords within the transaction information...

      Universal Credit: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate has made of the number of single parent households who will be in receipt of universal credit when it is rolled out in (a) the...

      Social Security Benefits: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to issue guidance to single parents on their (a) rights and (b) entitlements in respect of (i) universal...

      Universal Credit: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of notices of entitlement to advance payments of universal credit for single parents.

      Universal Credit: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of universal credit on encouraging single parents into employment.

      Universal Credit: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of universal credit on the ability of single parents' to remain in employment.

      Universal Credit: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the accessibility of the universal credit helpline for people who work between 8am and 6pm.

      Personal Independence Payment: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to table 8D of the Personal Independence Payment: DLA to PIP reassessment outcomes, October 2017, what steps his Department is...

      Department for Work and Pensions: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to implement the guidance set out by the Government Commercial Function in its paper entitled Exiting...

      Government Departments: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he has taken to ensure that that all Government Departments are committed to the Disability Confident initiative; and if he will...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to Memo ADM 30/17 paragraph 7, what evidence is used to inform a LEAP exercise review of a claimant's Personal Independence...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether some universal credit claimants are being required to attend in-person appointments to reset their universal credit login details; and...

      Work Capability Assessment: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to ensure higher standards of service and stricter key performance indicators to improve performance when the contract for...

      Jobcentres: Southall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the date is for the proposed outreach provision to be operational after the proposed closure of Southall Jobcentre on 26 January 2018;...

      Industrial Health and Safety and Productivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the safety, health and productivity of workplaces in the UK are maintained after the UK...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will set out the total sum disbursed on bonuses to staff in his Department in 2017.

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants' medical documents submitted to his Department are known to be missing which relate to claims for (a) employment support...

      Universal Credit: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many in-work claimants have experienced a (a) sanction and (b) suspension of their universal credit claim by length of sanction and...

      Unemployed People: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to implement its report, Improving Lives: Helping Workless Families, published in April 2017.

      Universal Credit: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will ensure that a box is ticked on universal credit statements and assessment pages to show whether or not the claimant is eligible for...

      Universal Credit: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of (a) universal credit, (b) jobseeker's allowance and (c) employment and support allowance claimants have had a (i) sanction...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many individuals received Support for Mortgage Interest in each of the last five years.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what functions Serco has been contracted to perform to support the new loan system for the Support for Mortgage Interest scheme from 5 April 2018.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much Support for Mortgage Interest has been paid in each of the last five years; and what the maximum individual payment is in any single year.

      Social Security Benefits: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households in Bradford will be affected by the benefit cap following the recent welfare payment uprating.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2017 to Question 117837, what estimate his Department has made of the average length of time it takes...

      Local Government: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2017 to Question 118243, on Travellers: children, what formal process his Department has in place for...

      Unemployed People: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of the 3 November 2017 to Question 110631, what steps the Government is taking to deliver the framework set out in...

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 7 November 2017 to Question 111137, on local housing allowance, if he will make such an assessment.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 14 December 2017, HCWS356, on employment and support allowance, how many of the 75,000...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Underpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 14 December 2017, HCWS356, on employment and support allowance, what the average amount is by...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Underpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 14 December 2017, HCWS356, on employment and support allowance, whether the payments in...

      Graduates: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what measures are in place to provide support to students with learning difficulties after they leave full-time education.

      Access to Work Programme: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with learning difficulties have been supported through the Access to Work scheme in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) 2017.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to paragraph 18 of the written evidence submitted by Gingerbread to the Work and Pensions Committee, UCR0106, what assessment...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to paragraph 19 of the written evidence submitted by Gingerbread to the Work and Pensions Committee, UCR0106, what assessment...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his observations on the public petition entitled PIP Assessment Criteria and Process of 21 November 2017, what timescale his...

      Work and Health Programme: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to (a) encourage disabled people to apply to become Community Partners for Jobcentre Plus under the Work...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department has taken to improve social mobility in each of the last seven years.

      Universal Credit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Departments policy is on the continued payment of universal credit element for young people still in full time, non-advanced...

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 8070, when he plans to publish an estimate of the savings to the public purse which...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints relating to women born in the 1950s and affected by changes in state pension age have been fully reviewed by the...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2017 to Question 109823, how many leaflets were (a) printed and (b) distributed to members of the public.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2017 to Question 109823, what methods of advertising were used as part of the advertising campaign.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints relating to women born in the 1950s who are affected by changes in state pension age are awaiting allocation to an...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, from what acceptance date the Independent Case Examiner's Office is allocating complaints to an investigation case manager.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the number of women affected by the Pensions Acts 1995 and 2011 in Cardiff North constituency.

  • Home Office

    • Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to Written Ministerial Statement HCWS265 what category of offences is included within Priority One cases, and how many...

    • Immigration: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of unlawful detention claims paid by the Home Office has been in the last 12 months.

      British Nationality: Applications

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

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made on extending the special China visitor visa pilot scheme to include other nations; and if she will make a statement.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to publish the draft bill on domestic violence and abuse.

      Home Office: Data Protection

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

      Home Office: Data Protection

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

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of allowing non-EEA nationals who were granted permanent residency under EEA...

      Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of the proposals in the consultation on offensive and dangerous weapons, published in October...

      Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Foreign Secretary on the active enforcement of the OECD Anti Bribery Convention.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has examined the Canadian Provincial Nominee Programme scheme as part of its policy planning for a new UK immigration...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many meetings she has had with Scottish Government Ministers on the Government's proposed reforms to the UK's immigration system after...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of reforming the immigration system with a view to increasing working...

      Immigration: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which Scottish business sectors have made representations to her on immigration schemes for Scotland after the UK leaves the EU.

      UK Border Force: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2017 to Question 118324, for what reasons no reference was made to the evidential basis for the...

      Home Office: ICT

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

      Extradition: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons section 50 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 has not been commenced in Scotland.

      Children in Care: British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Home Office, if she will make applications to register as a British citizen fee-exempt for looked-after children.

      Migrant Workers: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to provide a clear path to settled status after the UK has exited the EU for EU workers who arrive during the...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Government will take steps to ensure that all persons detained under immigration powers who claim to be stateless or whose...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Government will place a time limit of 28 days on immigration detention.

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to the public purse has been of processing visa applications which were rejected since 2010; and what the amount accruing to...

      Home Office: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which fruitless payments in excess of £30,000 her Department has made by (a) recipient of each such payment, (b) purpose of each such...

      South Wales Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what additional funding or resources were provided to South Wales Police in connection with the hosting of the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final.

      UK Border Force: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many FTE Border Force officials were assigned to (a) ports and (b) airports in Wales in each of the last five years.

      UK Border Force: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to use Border Force Specials to carry out aviation and maritime duties on the east coast of the UK; and if she...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that those establishing residency in the UK via a Tier 1 visa pass strict checks.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will take steps to ensure that future asylum accommodation contracts work to ensure the long-term sustainability of the dispersal...

      Slavery: Victims

      To ask the Home Secretary, with reference to Section 49 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, what the timetable is for her Department to issue guidance to (a) public authorities and (b) people on the...

      Cycling: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information his Department holds on the number of people who were fined for cycling on a pavement in 2017.

      Police: Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers have been (a) charged, (b) convicted and (c) given a custodial or suspended custodial sentence for (i) careless...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 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.

    • Northern Ireland Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many and what proportion of his Department's Answers to Written Parliamentary Questions in the 2017-18 Session to date have referred to the...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of her Department's Answers to Written Parliamentary Questions have advised that the...

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: EU Nationals

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

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many times her Department's Senior Information Risk Officer roles has been vacant for a week or longer since 2012.

      Gaming Machines: Midlothian

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an assessment of the effect of fixed-odds betting terminals on gambling addiction rates in Midlothian...

      21st Century Fox: Sky

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential implications of Disney's takeover of 21st Century Fox for the Competition and...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate her Department has made of the unit cost for National Citizen Service places in 2018.

      National Citizen Service Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to help the NCS Trust recover funds spent on unfilled National Citizen Service places.

      Broadband: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to deliver broadband connectivity that meets the universal service obligation to (a) the...

      Arts: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made the effect on the creative industries of extending the current visa regime for non-EU...

      Offences Against Children: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2017 to Question 116539, on Offences against children: sports, when the Government plans...

      Art Works: Objects in Lieu of Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will set out the total number and value of works of art taken in lieu of taxation by HMRC in each of the last 10 years.

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the merits of negotiating with the EU, separately from any trade agreements, an adequacy...

      Personal Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans to start discussions with the European Commission on a new UK-EU model for exchanging and protecting personal data.

      Personal Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to promote the portability of personal data between different digital platforms.

      Broadband and Mobile Phones: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to improve broadband and mobile phone coverage in rural areas.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many and what proportion of her Department's Answers to Written Parliamentary Questions in the 2017-18 Session to date...

      Gambling: Young People

      What steps the Government is taking to protect young people from gambling-related harm.

      Gambling

      What steps her Department is taking to tackle problem gambling.

      Sports: Facilities

      What steps her Department is taking to improve access to sports facilities.

  • Department of Health

    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in the last 12 months.

    • Blood: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that blood transfusion donations are carefully monitored to prevent recipients from getting ill as a result.

      Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of whether the UK not being part of the Clinical Trials Regulation coming into effect in 2019 will be able to...

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has received representations from NHS Trusts to allow them to create accountable care organisations.

      Low Birthweight Babies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for the Government's policies of research into the potential effect of air pollution on the birth-weight...

      Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has made an assessment of the implementation of the Eligibility Criteria for Patient Transport Services guide.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many clinical negligence claims relating to a stroke have been made against NHS trusts due to (a) a misdiagnosis and (b) mistreatment of atrial...

      Neuromuscular Disorders: Mental Health Services

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

      Department of Health: EU Nationals

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

      Meningitis: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to raise awareness of meningitis since 2015; and how much has been spent from the public purse on raising awareness...

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to publish the Cost Effectiveness Methodology for Immunisation Programmes and Procurement report into vaccine cost-effectiveness.

      Colorectal Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has plans to reduce the screening age for bowel cancer to 50 years old.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to tackle drug addiction.

      Mental Health: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on ensuring that the planned Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill tackles the effect of violence on...

      Breastfeeding: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to promote the health benefits of breastfeeding.

      Mental Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many members of staff he plans to recruit to the proposed Mental Health Support Teams.

      Mental Health: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department holds information on the longest period of time a child or young person has waited for mental health treatment in the NHS, in each...

      Behaviour Disorders: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve the mental health of children and young people with behavioural problems.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GPs closed their surgeries to new patients in each of the last six years for which figures are available.

      Mental Health: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the real terms change in mental health expenditure will be over the next six financial years.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of local health communities have implemented the High Impact Change Model (23) for reducing delayed transfers of care in (a)...

      General Practitioners: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of patients had access to evening and weekend GP appointments in (a) March 2017 and (b) October 2017.

      Ambulance Services: Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on the implementation of the recommendations of the Ambulance Response Programme.

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has the Department made of the effectiveness of the introduction of the FreeStyle Libre diabetes system for NHS practitioners.

      Suicide: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were admitted via A&E with a primary diagnosis of attempted suicide in each month of (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d)...

      Mental Health: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were admitted via A&E with a primary diagnosis relating to mental health in each month of (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13,...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the last impact assessment was undertaken of the prescription charge medical exemption list; if he will publish that impact assessment; and whether...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Minimum Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of minimum unit pricing in England on the number of children living with an alcohol...

      Department of Health: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, 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 of Health: Data Protection

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

      Abortion: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to ensure that private abortion providers give clients adequate time to make their own decisions on abortion; and if he will make a...

      GP At Hand: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether homeless people are able to register with the GP at hand service.

      Prisons: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many external medical appointments have been missed by prisoners due to insufficient numbers of prison staff in the last 12 months.

      Health Professions: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the reasons for recent changes in the number of (a) educational psychologists, (b) NHS psychiatrists and (c)...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to the public purse was of cancer services in each year since 2001-02.

      Health Services: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of people with learning disabilities whose care is paid for by the NHS are being cared for in facilities owned by private companies.

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients have been prescribed (a) benzodiazepines and (b) z-drugs for four months or longer in each of the last five years.

      Innovative Medicines and Medical Technology Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of implementation of the recommendations of the Accelerated Access review on services to people with (a) Cystic...

      Orkambi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the drug Orkambi is made available on the NHS to people in England with Cystic Fibrosis who have been...

      Eyesight: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times Corneal Cross-Linking (CXL) treatment has been undertaken by the NHS in each of the last five financial years.

      Chronic Illnesses: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the use of (a) the drug Orkambi and (b) other new medicines for long-term conditions on (i) the...

      Innovative Medicines and Medical Technology Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the potential benefits for people with long-term conditions such as cystic fibrosis of implementing the...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Minimum Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of minimum unit pricing on alcohol on reducing the incidence of cancer.

      Breast Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for the NHS to prescribe (a) tamoxifen to reduce the risk of breast cancer for those with a family history of the disease and (b)...

      Breast Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for (a) workforce planning and (b) investment to ensure there is diagnostic capacity for breast cancer in the NHS.

      Rare Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on patients with (a) rare and (b) ultra-rare diseases of NICE and NHS England’s...

      Rare Diseases: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many drugs for very rare diseases were declined funding by NHS England after assessment through the specialised commissioning prioritisation process...

      Pneumococcal Diseases: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what responsibility NHS England has to fund the pneumococcal vaccination of patients who have undergone a stem-cell transplant under the pneumococcal...

      Transplant Surgery: Stem Cells

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to monitor the effectiveness NHS England's delivery of immunisation services for patients who have undergone a...

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps Public Health England is taking to measure the uptake of Green Book recommended immunisations among adult patients in clinical risk groups.

      Contraceptives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information her Department holds on how many occasions ellaOne, ulipristal acetate 30 mg tablet, has been sold in the UK in 2016.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons guidance for doctors completing the HSA4 form states that recording the NHS number is optional when abortion providers are mandated by...

      Abortion: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has undertaken an assessment of the potential effect on the wellbeing of NHS nursing staff of their involvement in the provision...

      Mental Health: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the mental health of women of (a) experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and birth and (b) having...

      Abortion Act 1967

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will undertake an assessment of the compatibility of the Abortion Act 1967 with Article 3 of the UN Declaration on Human Rights.

      Contraceptives: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has carried out or commissioned recent research into the potential effect of the repeated use of the morning after pill on women.

      Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether minors resident in Northern Ireland who are eligible for free travel under the extension of the Government's Northern Ireland abortion scheme are...

      Gender Selection: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has made a recent assessment of the prevalence of gender-selective abortion in the UK.

      Generic Prescribing: Shortages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons there was insufficient stock to confer No Cheaper Stock Obtainable (NCSO) status on a 28 pack of 5mg Amlodipine.

      Mental Illness: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2017 to Question 118225, on Mental Illness: Children, where the information is held.

      Department of Health: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which fruitless payments in excess of £30,000 his Department has made by (a) recipient of each such payment, (b) purpose of each such payment, (c)...

      North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) doctors, (b) nurses) and (c) ancillary healthcare staff left their posts at the North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust in each of the...

      North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many current vacancies there are for (a) doctors, (b) nurses) and (c) ancillary healthcare staff at the North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust.

      Prescriptions: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answers of the 15 November and 4 December 2017 Questions 112444, 116407 and 116409, on which date free prescription forms will be amended...

      NHS Walk-in Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people visited an NHS walk-in centre in each year since 2004-05.

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the NHS budget has been spent (a) in the private sector and (b) on contracts awarded to the private sector since May 2010.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent in (a) cash and (b) real terms on child and adolescent mental health services per young person in England in each of the last five years.

      Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which hospitals he or Ministers of his Department have visited in an official capacity in 2017; and what the date was of each such visit.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to ensure that the increases in the number of staff recruited as a result of the Government’s cancer plan are in line with local...

      Coeliac Disease: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of the 16 November 2017 to Question 112718, what the timetable is for the publication of a response to the consultation on the...

      Emergency Calls: Newham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the number of 999 calls made in the London Borough of Newham in (a) each December and (b) each January since 2010.

      Rickets: Carnforth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has received any reports of rickets in the Carnforth area in the last five years.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Energy Intensive Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2017 to Question 116715, if he will list the levies that were imposed on...

    • Horizon 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to encourage UK researchers to bid for Horizon 2020 funding.

      Stem Cells: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding his Department has allocated for embryonic stem cell research to date; and what estimate he has made...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to implement the guidance set out by the Government Commercial Function in its...

      Energy Companies Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will provide assistance for those currently off-grid to receive the Energy Company Obligation.

      European Space Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the relationship between the UK and the European Space Agency will be after the UK leaves the EU.

      Galileo System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he plans to take to ensure that UK firms with contracts on the Galileo Satellite program can retain them...

      Home Energy and Lifestyle Management: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many households in (a) Kilmarnock and Loudoun and (b) Scotland have accessed green deal finance through Home Energy...

      Home Energy and Lifestyle Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of households that had PV panels incorporated into their green deal finance...

      Environment Protection: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government plans to take by 2023 to introduce a decarbonisation strategy for the shipping industry which...

      Natural Gas: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect on the cost of gas to households in (a) Stockton North, (b) the North East...

      Offshore Industry: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the emergency closure of the Forties pipeline on employment in...

      Non-domestic Rates: Liverpool City Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on giving the Liverpool...

      Helium: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2017 to Question 118525, for what reasons his Department has not made an...

      Competition and Markets Authority: Public Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including a public interest test in the regulatory framework for...

      Small Businesses: Productivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the terms of reference for the SME productivity review will be.

      Competition and Markets Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment the Government has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the work of the Competition...

      Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what criteria the Government used when deciding the six priority areas for the Office of Artificial Intelligence.

      Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the (a) remit, (b) membership and (c) reporting requirements of the future sectors team as part of the industrial...

      Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Government's Industrial Strategy, how the Department defines world-leading as it applies to (a)...

      Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to enable private sector companies to manage the risks associated with artificial intelligence.

      Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of expanding the six priority areas for the Office of Artificial...

      Electronic Equipment: Counterfeit Manufacturing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to stop the sale of fake branded electronics which may cause fires.

      Money Laundering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to identify (a) the incorporation of legal entities not within the scope of the...

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to identify and implement measures to verify beneficial ownership information...

      Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to facilitate the tracing of who is setting up and administering UK companies.

      New Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the powers of Companies House to (a) undertake due diligence on...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Submarines: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many accidents Royal Navy submarines have been involved in the past five years, broken down by (a) class of submarine and (b) severity of accident.

    • Ministry of Defence: Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what bodies for which his Department is responsible are required to lay reports before Parliament.

      Royal Signals Motorcycle Display Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if his Department will commemorate the contribution of the White Helmet Motor Cycle Team to defence.

      Ministry of Defence: EU Nationals

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

      Navy: Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which Naval Air Squadrons are scheduled for (a) disbandment and (b) merger; what the timetables are for those disbandments and mergers; and if he will...

      Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many days during 2017 there were no (a) Astute class submarines, (b) Trafalgar class submarines and (c) submarines of any class available for patrol.

      Ministry of Defence: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which fruitless payments in excess of £30,000 his Department has made by (a) recipient of each such payment, (b) purpose of each such payment, (c)...

      Helicopter Carriers and Amphibious Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the role is of the lading platform (a) helicopter and (b) dock; and what differences to their operability there are when used (i) within and (ii)...

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) establishment and (b) strength is of the Public Duties Incremental Companies.

      Air Force: Military Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which elements of 1 ISR Wing will be relocating from RAF Waddington to RAF Wyton; when that relocation is planned to take place; whether 1 ISR Wing will...

      Warships: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of products purchased by the Royal Navy from (a) Screwfix, (b) Halfords, (c) Wickes, (d)...

      Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the decision making process was for choosing names for the new city class Type 26 frigates and when he expects further names to be released.

      Military Aircraft: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been spent by the RAF from the public purse with (a) Halfords, (b) Screwfix, (c) Wickes, (d) HSS Tool Hire and (e) Maplin by accounting...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost of the (a) development and (b) delivery of the Watchkeeper unmanned air vehicle programme.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Mobile Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many and what proportion of the affordable residential pitches (a) started and (b) completed on Traveller sites in each...

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding from the public purse has been spent to date on building starter homes.

      Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much of the £100 million announced in Budget 2016 to deliver 2,000 low-cost second stage accommodation for rough...

      Leasehold: Unfair Practices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish the findings of his Department's consultation on tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market,...

      Private Rented Housing: Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions has he had with the Health and Safety Executive on the efficacy of landlords' gas safety checks being...

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Families

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

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Families

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

      Sports: Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to support local authorities to provide community sports facilities?

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) new houses have been built and (b) temporary accommodations have been made available for rough sleepers in each...

      Travellers: Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to oral contribution of the Minister for Housing and Planning on 24 October 2017, Official Report, column 53WH, what...

      Rough Sleeping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people sleeping rough in (a) Redcar and Cleveland, (b) the North East...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2017 to Question 116788, how many households from (a) Barandon Walk, (b) Hurstway Walk,...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2017 to Question 116791, if he will provide details of the (a) times, (b) dates and (c)...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of including funding for cultural programmes in his proposals...

      Non-domestic Rates: Liverpool City Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2017 to Question 118970, on Non-domestic Rates: Liverpool City Region, when he plans to...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the criteria by which his Department is assessing the adequacy of local authorities' funding for the...

      Local Government: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when the Government plans to publish its devolution framework to allow new areas to take advantage of devolution deals.

      Council Tax: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he has taken to ensure that the advice given to the hon. Member for Christchurch by his officials on 7 November 2017...

      Local Government: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will advise local authorities considering local government reorganisation that no exit payments for local government...

      Council Tax: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answers of 18 December 2017 to Questions 119513 and 119514, on council tax: Dorset, on what dates officials of...

      Local Government: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2017 to Question 119516, whether changes to financial information since December 2016...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2017 to Questions 119513 and 119514, on what date he first made public the factor of not...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Families

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

    • Scotland Office: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, 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.

      Scotland Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many and what proportion of his Department's Answers to Written Parliamentary Questions in the 2017-18 Session to date have referred to the...

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Families

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

    • Department for Transport: Brexit

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

      Department for Transport: EU Nationals

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

      Skipton-Colne Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if the Government will take steps to reopen the Colne to Skipton railway line as part of its proposals in Autumn Budget 2017 further to invest in...

      Department for Transport: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, 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 Transport: Data Protection

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

      Lower Thames Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the new Lower Thames Crossing on traffic congestion on the (a) A229 (b) A249 (c) M2 Junctions 3, 5 and 7.

      Railways: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve rail connectivity between (a) Congleton and Crewe, (b) Congleton and Macclesfield, (c) Congleton and...

      Railways: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential future capacity on the Chat Moss railway line as a result of the plans for the Northern...

      Thameslink Railway Line: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to support Thameslink Railways in its management of capacity on trains between Bedford and St Pancras as a result...

      Thameslink Railway Line: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the level overcrowding on Thameslink trains between Bedford and St Pancras during peak times.

      Flitwick Station: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the feasibility of improving disabled access to platforms at Flitwick station; and if he will make a statement.

      East Midlands Trains: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many passengers travelled to London from Bedford during peak hours on East Midlands trains in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Thameslink Railway Line: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average spare capacity was on Thameslink trains from Bedford to St Pancras during peak hours in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Parking: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure private parking companies undertake land ownership checks before submitting data requests to the DVLA...

      Dartford Tunnel: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to pursue outstanding payments owed by the drivers of vehicles from non-UK EU Member States who have travelled...

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy in the forthcoming cycle safety review to include the Dutch Reach within the driving test to help reduce the number of...

      Department for Transport: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to implement the guidance set out by the Government Commercial Function in its paper entitled Exiting Major IT...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on how many occasions West Coast Mainline services were suspended in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) 2017.

      Patients: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to include in the Accessibility Action Plan means to assist people with disabilities in getting to hospital appointments.

      Railways: South West

      To ask Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the level of availability of mobile phone coverage on the Penzance to London train line; and if he will...

      Shipping: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 6 December 2017 to Question 117856, on shipping: training, what the international visits are which have been undertaken by...

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency: United Nations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the official meetings with United Nations agencies attended by Maritime and Coastguard Agency officials since May 2010 which included...

      Shipping: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the shipping industry on seafarer...

      Shipping: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress with discussions there has been at the International Maritime Organization on a decarbonisation strategy for the shipping industry up to...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which applications have been made to the HS2 Community and Environment Fund in Buckinghamshire; which of those applications have been successful; and...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which people are responsible for taking decisions on the HS2 (a) Community and Environment and (b) Business and Local Economy Funds; what meetings...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, who is responsible for decisions as to whether an application should be made to the HS2 Community and Environment Fund or the HS2 Business and Local...

      Railways: Fylde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2017 to Question 117958 and to the Answer of 14 December 2017 to Question 118756, what information his...

      Railways: Fylde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2017 to Question 118759, what discussions his Department has had with local bodies or promoters on the business...

      Southern: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what percentage of cancellations on Southern on the Brighton mainline in the last two years has been due to lack of train crew.

      Railway Stations: Stevenage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on the provision of an additional bay platform at Stevenage station to accommodate services from Stevenage to Hertford.

      Railway Stations: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the feasibility of improving disabled access to platforms at Coventry station.

      Govia Thameslink Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the net difference was between the payments made by his Department under Govia Thameslink Railway's management contract for the Thameslink,...

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the value of fines per year imposed on Govia Thameslink Rail were in respect of the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise since the...

      Govia Thameslink Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the value of the revenues paid to his Department were under the management contract for the (a) Thameslink, (b) Southern and (c) Great Northern...

      Great Western Railway: WiFi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had discussions with Great Western Railway on improving the connectivity of its on-board free WiFi; and if he will make a statement.

      Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many DVSA staff have reported incidents of bullying and harassment by senior management since October 2017; and what steps DVSA have taken in...

      Taxis: Guide Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the fines imposed on taxi drivers and private hire vehicle owners which refuse access to guide dog...

      Taxis: Guide Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department monitors the incidence of refusals to allow access to owners of assistance guide dogs by taxis, private hire vehicles and other...

      Midland Main Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding has been allocated from the public purse for planned upgrades to the Midland Main Line; and what the planned upgrades are which will...

      Department for Transport: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of his Department's Answers to Written Parliamentary Questions in the 2017-18 Session to date have referred to the...

      Cycling: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of pedestrians who have been involved in accidents caused by a person cycling on a pavement.

      Bicycles: Hire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the powers available to local authorities to regulate and manage bike-share schemes.

      Bicycles: Hire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which stakeholders he and officials in his Department have recently met to discuss the introduction of a consistent national standard for bike-share...

      Bicycles: Hire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to promote bike-share schemes.

      Bicycles: Hire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government's current review of cycle safety will include bike-share schemes.

      Transport: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to amend regulations related to school bus services to prevent unrestrained passenger travel on motorways.

      Heathrow Airport: Night Flying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the feasibility of establishing an eight-hour night-flight ban at Heathrow; and if he will make a statement.

      Heathrow Airport: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of establishing a legally binding noise envelope at Heathrow; and if he will make a statement.

      Aviation: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of changing the boundaries at which communities affected by aircraft noise receive...

      Heathrow Airport: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Heathrow Airport on potential boundary changes to its Quieter Homes scheme.

      Heathrow Airport: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment the Government has made of the potential effect on air quality of the construction of a third runway at Heathrow.

      Heathrow Airport: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on air quality of the construction of a third runway at Heathrow.

      Heathrow Airport: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what measures he plans to put in place to mitigate potential negative air quality effects of constructing and operating a third runway at Heathrow.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to bring forward proposals for new regulations on the allocation of slot arrangements at UK airports; and if he will make a statement.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with Heathrow Airport on the potential number of jobs estimated to arise (a) locally and (b) nationally from a...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the reasons were for not including an updated assessment of domestic connections to the regions from an expanded Heathrow in the revised draft...

      Department for Transport: Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's publication DfT’s ePCS spending over £500 for August 2017, for what reason the term description...

      Department for Transport: Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to improve social mobility in each of the last seven years.

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of introducing free bus passes for young people aged between 18 and 25 leaving care.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to his counterpart in Myanmar about creating safe passage routes to allow Rohingya refugees...

    • Tunisia: EU Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking with his international counterparts to monitor and regulate the arrival of migrants from Tunisia to...

      China: BBC Radio 4

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has had discussions with his Chinese counterpart on that Government's recent interference with Radio 4's Today...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Families

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

      Tristan da Cunha: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to his Department's press release of 15 September 2016 entitled UK set to protect 4 million square kilometres of...

      Ascension Island: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent progress has been made on establishing a fully protected marine reserve around Ascension Island.

      Papua: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his Departments policies of the research on pathways to peace in West...

      Nuclear Weapons: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs for what reasons the Government decided not to participate in, or send an observer to, talks on the Treaty on the Prohibition of...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: EU Nationals

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

      Arctic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has received from Arctic Indigenous peoples on his proposed revised Arctic Policy Framework.

      British Overseas Territories: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in the Governments of UK Overseas Territories on creating fully...

      Indonesia: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much funding the Government has provided to the Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation for the training of (a)...

      Indonesia: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British trainers have been attached to the Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation in each of the last three years.

      Papua: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what undertakings were given to the Government that British-trained officers from Detachment 88 would not be deployed for...

      Seas and Oceans: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on the UK's role in global ocean conservation.

      Kashmir: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure a negotiated settlement between India and Pakistan on Kashmir.

      Kashmir: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent meetings the Government has had with the Government of India on Kashmir.

      Kashmir: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent meetings the Government has had with the Government of Pakistan on Kashmir.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Data Protection

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

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Data Protection

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

      North Korea: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Government of the People's Republic of China on the treatment of refugees from North...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to send an expert team to gather evidence on sexual violence as a weapon of war against Rohingya women in...

      Ukraine: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking with his EU counterparts to support anti-corruption programmes in Ukraine.

      Turkey: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has received from the Government of Germany on planned UK-Turkey defence cooperation...

      Ukraine: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of recent steps taken by the Government of Ukraine to tackle...

      Ukraine: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to support the Government of Ukraine's policies on (a) upholding the rule of law and...

      North Korea: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has held any recent discussions with his international counterparts on the prospect of resuming the six-party talks...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with UN bodies and his international counterparts on ending the siege of Eastern Ghouta.

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to his counterparts in Russia, Iran and Turkey on air and artillery attacks in Eastern...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made recent representations to UN bodies on air and artillery attacks in Eastern Ghouta since it was designated...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to UN bodies and his counterpart in the Syrian Government on civilian protection and ending the...

      Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to Security Council Resolution 2165, if he will make representations to UN bodies on the need to ensure the...

      Papua: Freedom of Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Indonesian counterpart on the right to freedom of association for members of the United...

      Cameroon: Politics and Government

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

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations officials in his Department have made to representatives of (a) the Government of El Salvador and (b)...

      Iran: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of Christians and other religious minorities prosecuted for religious beliefs and...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representation he has made to the United Nations on lifting the siege in Eastern Ghouta.

      Sudan: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what bilateral meetings his Department held with representatives of the Government of Sudan visiting the UK-Sudan Trade Forum...

      Sudan: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department made to representatives of the Government of Sudan visiting the UK-Sudan Trade Forum on 12...

      Sudan: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish the speeches made at the UK-Sudan Trade Forum on 12 December 2017 by (a) Michael Aron, HM Ambassador to...

      Sudan: Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether it is the intention of the Government to maintain the current range of EU export restrictions to Sudan after the UK...

      Iran: Administration of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage the Government of Iran to reform its legal system to tackle the problem of people being...

      Yousef Nadarkhani

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Government of Iran on the appeal by Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani against his 10-year prison...

      Nasser Navard Goltape

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Government of Iran on the case of Nasser Navard Goltape.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which fruitless payments in excess of £30,000 his Department has made by (a) recipient of each such payment, (b) purpose...

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

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

      Sayed Alwadaei

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether officials in his Department plan to attend the trial of Sayed Nizar Alwadaei in Bahrain on 20 December.

  • Department for International Development

    • Marie Stopes International

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of her Department's funding to Marie Stopes International in developing countries, in light of the...

    • Developing Countries: Abortion and Contraceptives

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department has rejected an application for funding on the grounds that the applicant does not provide abortion and...

      Developing Countries: Pneumonia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to help end childhood deaths from pneumonia globally by 2030.

      Department for International Development: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many and what proportion of her Department's Answers to Written Parliamentary Questions in the 2017-18 Session to date have...

  • Department for Education

    • Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the reasons for the recent increases in the number of children (a) known to social services and (b) taken...

    • Universities Superannuation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to analysis from the University and Colleges Union on changes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme, what assessment he has made of...

      Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will conduct a review of the appropriateness of the Pupil Premium scheme in relation to schools where the Ever 6 model does not reflect the...

      Department for Education: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which fruitless payments in excess of £30,000 her Department has made by (a) recipient of each such payment, (b) purpose of each such payment,...

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November 2017 to Question 112696, if the Government will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward...

      Teachers: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the retention figures are for newly qualified teachers who began their employment in each of the last five years.

      Cybercrime: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure the continued provision of an adequacy of people with cyber security skills into the future.

      Pupils: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many requests for releases of children's sensitive personal confidential data at pupil-level from the National Pupil Database have been approved...

      Young People: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the change has been in the number of young people aged 18 to 25 who are not in education, employment or training in the last five years.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Church Commissioners: Written Question

      To ask the Honourable Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, how many and what proportion of the Church Commissioners' Answers to Written Parliamentary Questions in the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Diversification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research his Department is conducting on new diversification schemes for farms.

    • Cetaceans: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he plans to make of the implications for his Department's policy on agreeing access to territorial waters...

      Veterinary Medicine: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will add veterinarians working in the UK’s agri-food sector to the shortage occupation list after the UK leaves...

      Agriculture: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it is his policy farmers in Yorkshire will receive the same amount of subsidies from the Government as they do from...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Families

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

      Livestock: Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of (a) the level of antibiotic resistant bacteria associated with intensive livestock units in...

      Animal Welfare: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to open to public consultation the draft Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals)...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Legatum Institute

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether his Department has recently sought advice from the intelligence and security services about ministerial contacts with the...

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union,what the (a) location is and (b) running costs are for each building used by his Department.

      EU Nationals: Free Movement of People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what effect the Joint report from the negotiators of the European Union and the United Kingdom Government on progress during phase 1...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether he plans to make available the sectoral analysis papers he provided to the Exiting the European Union Committee to members of...

      Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what account he is taking of the interests of small businesses in negotiations on leaving the EU?

      Financial Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the Government publication, Ministerial meetings, April to June 2017, if he will publish the attendees at the April...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Families

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

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of using private contractors in his Department in the (a) 2016-17, (b)...

      Nationality: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to paragraph 52 of the Joint Report of the Negotiators of the European Union and the United Kingdom Government,...

      Gibraltar: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether the implementation phase of the UK leaving the EU will be the same for Gibraltar as the rest of the UK; and if he will make a...

  • Attorney General

    • Serious Fraud Office: Finance

      To ask the Attorney General, how many times and for what reasons blockbuster funding requests from the Serious Fraud Office have been denied since 2012.

    • Crime: Knives

      To ask the Attorney General, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on tackling knife crime.

      Fraud

      To ask the Attorney General, what recent discussions he has had with the Serious Fraud Office on tackling economic crime.

      Sentencing: Appeals

      What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the unduly lenient sentence scheme.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Families

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

    • EU Grants and Loans: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the effect of proposals for a Shared Prosperity Fund on...

      Wales Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many and what proportion of his Department's Answers to Written Parliamentary Questions in the 2017-18 Session to date have referred to the...

      Wales Office: Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps his Department has taken to improve social mobility in each of the last seven years.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: Families

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

    • Miscarriages of Justice: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many successful applications for compensation following a conviction being quashed there were in (a) 2014, (b) 2015, (c) 2016 and (d) 2017; and what...

      Abortion: Clinics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many convictions there have been for public order offences involving vigil participants outside abortion clinics in England and Wales in each of the...

      Domestic Violence: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the timetable is for the publication of the consultation on a Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill; and what steps his Department is taking to ensure...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answers of 13 November, 28 November and 14 December 2017 to Questions 112585, 112584 and 118460 on 14 December 2017, on domestic...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Public Sector: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the equity for workers of the outcomes achieved by the pay review bodies that determine public sector pay.

    • Emergencies: Planning

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to develop (a) a new strategy for resilience in major disasters and (b) a new civil disaster response taskforce.

      Cabinet Office: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the remit is of his Department's Europe Unit; how many staff the Unit is intended to employ; who is currently employed in the Unit; and what the...

      Cabinet Office: Legatum Institute

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what meetings Ministers of his Department have had with representatives of the Legatum Institute in the last 12 months.

      Prime Minister: Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the (a) number of officials to be employed by 10 Downing Street and (b) that office's payroll in (i) 2018, (ii) 2019,...

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what change there has been in the number of attempted murders carried out by knives in the last five years.

      Public Service: Ombudsman

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the timetable is for his Department's publication of a response to the pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Public Service Ombudsman Bill.

      Haematological Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people have been diagnosed with a blood cancer by (a) gender and (b) age group in each of the last five years.

      Engineers and Technicians: Females

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the change has been in the proportion of females among full-time technicians and engineers in the engineering industry over the last ten years.

      Government Departments: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many former Conservative Members of Parliament who lost their seats at the general election 2017 have been appointed to (a) paid and (b) unpaid...

      Government Departments: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people who were Conservative Members of Parliament in the 2015-2017 Parliament and lost their seats at the 2017 General Election are employed...

      Contaminated Blood and Blood Products Inquiry

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent progress has been made on the inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal.

      Ministers: Travel

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of ministerial travel by (a) commercial flights, (b) RAF flights, (c) Eurostar, (d) ferry,...

      Cabinet Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of his Department's Answers to Written Parliamentary Questions in the 2017-18 Session to date have referred to the...

      Census: Welsh Language

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if the Government will make it its policy to include in the 2021 census a question on people who can speak Welsh who do not live in Wales.

      Voting Rights: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of extending the right to vote to 16 and 17-year-olds.

      Regulation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department provides guidance that sets out the circumstances under which a Secretary of State can instruct an independent regulator to...

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2017 to Question 117657, what guidance he plans to issue to business on the improvement made to those digital...

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2017 to Question 117657, on Public Sector: Procurement, what plans he has to reduce the volume of information...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Security

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many (a) members, (b) members' staff and (c) other pass holders have been reported to...

    • House of Commons: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2017 to Question HL3576, what steps he is taking to...

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Solar Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they are giving to, and what discussions they propose to hold with, the authors of the study Riding Sunbeams: Powering our railways with solar...

    • Electric Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have a general strategy for electric vehicles.

      Aviation: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the brace position that forms part of passenger airline safety instructions is a Government approved safety procedure.

      Civil Aviation Authority: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many additional staff have been employed by the Civil Aviation Authority as a direct result of the need to renegotiate EU Open Skies Agreements after...

      Bicycles: Hire Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the growth of bike-share schemes in the UK.

      Bicycles: Hire Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that local authorities have powers to regulate and manage any bike-share schemes that exist within their areas.

      Bicycles: Hire Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote bike-share schemes in urban areas; and what assessment they have made of their potential to lower congestion and improve air...

      Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of delays to legislation on the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation on companies producing bioethanol.

      Transport: Biofuels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to increase biofuel use for transport in the UK by raising the blend level of biofuels in fuel, and introducing the use of E10 fuel, a mix of...

      East-West Rail Link

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what structural assessments have been commissioned for the Bletchley Flyover; and what assessment they have made of the impact on freight services of constructing...

      East-West Rail Link

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what provision for rail freight is planned for the Western Section of the East West Rail project.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what legal autonomous operation of aircraft is allowed during which a remotely piloted aircraft is operated without pilot intervention in the management of the flight.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Cumbria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have ruled out including stops in Cumbria for the proposed HS2 rail line.

      East Midlands Trains

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultation was undertaken with (1) local authorities, (2) rail user groups, and (3) passengers, prior to the announcement that, from 20 May 2018, no fast...

      East Midlands Trains

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why fast East Midlands Trains services between Bedford and Luton and St Pancras will cease during rush hours from May 2018; and what assessment they have made of...

      Railways: Timetables

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Train Operating Companies are obliged to provide accurate timetables 12 weeks in advance which take account of planned infrastructure works over holiday...

      International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are (1) in place, and (2) planned, for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to determine whether obligations under the International Maritime...

      International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what training requirements are mandated for ships’ crews and port operatives to ensure compliance with the International Maritime Organisation’s 2017...

      Shipping

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to maintain a central register of ballast water discharge data, as undertaken in the United States by the Smithsonian Environmental...

      Great Western Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the out-turn cost, in cost per single track kilometre, for completing the electrification of the Great Western Main Line.

      Midland Main Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the projected cost, in cost per single track kilometre, for electrification of the Midland Main Line railway from Bedford to Corby.

      Trains: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment, if any, they have made of the difference in availability for service of bi-mode and electric Intercity Express Programme trains.

      Midland Main Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any assessment of the estimated additional track wear maintenance costs that might occur on the Midland Main Line as a result of the use of...

      Trains: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any assessment of differing levels of performance and reliability between bi-mode Intercity Express Programme trains and electric trains...

      Railways: Bridges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average cost to Network Rail of a bridge strike by a truck; how many instances of bridge strikes have been recorded in each of the past five years; and...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which local authorities have so far been allocated funds from the Pothole Action Fund.

      East-West Rail Link

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the timescale for the reopening of the Oxford–Cambridge rail link.

      Driving under Influence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, whether in their assessment of the case for reducing the drink drive limit they took account of the fall in drink drive law enforcement levels in the last five...

      Private Roads

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of unadopted roads in England.

      Aviation

      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 Aviation Safety Agency and Eurocontrol.

      Roads: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many major highway enhancement schemes costing more than £1 billion, were completed in the period 2010–15; what were the value for money criteria on...

  • Home Office

    • Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Ministerial Statement by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 11 December (HLWS328), whether Police and Crime Commissioners were consulted...

    • Offences against Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the finding of the report by Quilliam, Group Based Child Sexual Exploitation – Dissecting Grooming Gangs, published in December,...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 14 December (HL4022), whether they will place a copy of the Authorised Professional...

      Madeleine McCann

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 22 November (HL3177), whether any request has been made by the Metropolitan Police to...

      Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many refugees have (1) been granted permanent residence status, and (2) had their applications rejected, in each of the last ten years.

      Refugees: Families

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many partners and children have been reunited with their refugee family members under the immigration rules and family reunion policy in each of the last ten years.

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their response to the House of Commons International Development Committee's report Syrian refugees crisis (1st report, 2015–16, HC...

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps have been taken to intensify outreach to LGBT refugees who may be in need of resettlement under the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme.

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many single people, couples and families have been resettled to the UK under the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Ofgem: Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for future relationships post-Brexit between Ofgem and the European Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators.

    • EU Energy Policy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the appropriateness of membership of the Energy Union after Brexit.

      Energy: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure regulatory alignment in the energy market after Brexit.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Asim Omer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 31 October (HL2092), what further representations they have made to the government of Sudan...

    • North Korea: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 5 December (HL3335), whether they were aware that a four-year-old child was among the ten North...

      North Korea: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 5 December (HL3335), whether they accept the findings of the UN Commission of Inquiry...

      North Korea: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they accept the findings of the UN Commission of Inquiry on human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (1) that North Koreans who are deemed...

      Turkey: Political Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Turkey following the exclusion of international observers from the trial held inside a maximum security...

      Kosovo: International Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will contribute to the trust fund proposed by the UN Secretary-General on 26 May for community-based assistance projects in Kosovo.

      Jerusalem

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is the position of (1) HM Government, and (2) the UN, that East Jerusalem is an occupied territory.

      Oman al-Bashir

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they intend to take in response to the International Criminal Court's proposal to refer Jordan to the UN Security Council for its failure to...

      Turkey: Crimes of Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of a rising number of gender-motivated murders in Turkey, and of related gender violence, including child abuse; and...

      Iyad Burnat

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what reports they have received, if any, concerning the detention by the Israeli Defence Force of the son, Abdal Khaliq, and friends of Iyad Burnat, a...

      Gulf States: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Fairhead on 14 November (HL2772), whether they have had discussions with the governments of (1) Saudi Arabia, (2)...

      Russia: Trade Promotion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to discuss the possible re-establishment of the Russo–British Trade and Investment Council during the forthcoming visit of the Foreign...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the International Committee of the Red Cross regarding reports that a Red Crescent ambulance was used to transport...

      Jerusalem

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to ensure that non-Jewish residents of East Jerusalem are protected following President Trump’s decision recognise Jerusalem as...

      West Bank: Environment Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding reports that Israel has exploited less stringent environmental regulations on air...

      Khalid Zabarqeh

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the arrest of Khalid Zabarqeh.

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 4 December (HL3409), what action they intend to take to reinforce their "strong...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 5 December (HL3412), what action they intend to take ease restrictions on freedom of...

      Syria: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the prospects for further ceasefires in Syria; and whether they consider local ceasefires to be as important as wider UN initiatives.

      Commonwealth: Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting to reassure developing Commonwealth countries about measures taken to reduce the impact...

  • Department for International Development

    • Commonwealth Scholarships Programme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many scholarships and fellowships have been awarded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in each year since 2010; for which courses; and in which locations.

    • Development Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in relation to the OECD's Development Assistance Committee redesignating British Overseas Territories and Commonwealth Island States...

      Caribbean: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of hurricane damage to the infrastructure of (1) Dominica, and (2) Antigua.

      Caribbean: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what budgetary allocation have they made in relation to the post hurricane reconstruction of (1) Dominica, and (2) Antigua.

      Greece: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to ensure that a proportion of their aid for refugees, together with that of the EU and other international partner donors, goes to Middle...

  • Department for Education

    • Students: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the compliance of all higher education providers with their duties under the Equality Act 2010 and Human Rights Act 1998 in...

    • Universities: Governing Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the Cadbury Report (1992), Greenbury Report (1995) and their successors as models for any future reports concerning corporate...

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, whether they intend to encourage universities to follow the example of Central St Martin's London in refunding students for failure to provide adequate tuition in...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Video Games: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prosecutions for (1) selling, and (2) supplying, age-rated video games to under-age children have taken place in each of the last five years for which...

    • NHS: Negligence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to increase the small claims track threshold for clinical negligence cases in medical and dental practice.

      Civil Litigation Costs Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action has been taken in response to the Lord Justice Jackson review on fixed recoverable costs.

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the expected timescales are for introducing legislation to amend the Damages Act 1996 with regard to how the discount rate is set.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of seasonal workers who were employed in (1) the horticultural sector, and (2) other forms of agriculture, in (a) 2017 to...

    • Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of any shortfall in seasonal workers in (1) the horticultural sector, and (2) other forms of agriculture, in each month of this year...

      Animals and Plants: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much was spent in each of the past ten years on biosecurity in England in relation to (1) animal health, (2) bee health, (3) fish health, (4) invasive...

      Agriculture: Vacancies

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

      Hunting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 8 December (HL3602), whether they will place a copy of the Hunting Act 2004 Investigators...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Private Rented Housing: Electrical Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received any representations which oppose mandatory electrical safety checks in the private rented sector.

    • Dementia: Rural Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support efforts by local authorities and community groups to tackle issues experienced by people with dementia and their carers in rural...

      Valuation Tribunal for England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many members of the Valuation Tribunal for England there are; and how many cases that Tribunal has heard in each year since 2010.

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action the Department for Communities and Local Government plans to take regarding the result of its last staff survey that just one in five employees...

  • HM Treasury

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the NHS of their decision to freeze duties on alcohol other than white cider.

    • Customs Declaration Services Programme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Customs Declaration Service for managing customs declarations at UK borders will be fully operational by March 2019.

      Customs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight system for managing customs declarations at UK borders will be capable of managing the volume of customs...

      Overseas Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many UK-based freight forwarding companies have Authorised Economic Operator status; and what support HMRC are providing to help such companies secure...

      Customs Declaration Services Programme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what back-up arrangements are to be put in place in the event of a failure of the Customs Declaration Service after March 2019.

      Bitcoin

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications of the increasing trade in Bitcoin, and of the case for greater regulation of the trade of Bitcoin.

      Bitcoin

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the advice provided by the financial advice market in relation to Bitcoin; and in the light of that assessment, whether any...

      Customs Officers: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether HM Revenue and Customs officers operate in Northern Ireland to detect illegal movements of (1) fuel, (2) tobacco, and (3) alcohol liquor, between the...

      Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have held with international counterparts on the smuggling of illegal tobacco across the EU and into the UK.

      Interest Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for publishing dot plots to enhance understanding of Bank of England interest rate expectations.

      Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to review the extent to which profits and director bonuses at house builders Persimmon and Berkeley benefited from the Help to Buy equity loan...

      Married People: Tax Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether an English couple married in a humanist ceremony in Scotland are able to claim the Marriage Allowance.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Absent Voting: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 13 October (HL1671), 15 September (HL1448) and 3 July (HL3), whether they are now able to...

  • Department of Health

    • King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: Accountancy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who are the qualified accountants who have served on the Kings College Hospital Foundation Trust over the last five years.

    • Dementia: Rural Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support work to assist highly vulnerable people with dementia living in rural areas; and what assessment they have made of such work,...

      Medical Records

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 27 November (HL3645 and HL3646), what guidance is provided to NHS doctors to assist them in...

      NHS: Employment Agencies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 27 November (HL3070), whether each of the three NHS-approved framework operators for the provision of...

      Health Professions: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be the process of accreditation to enable (1) doctors, (2) nurses, and (3) other health professionals, from the EU and EEA to continue to practise in the...

      Four Seasons Health Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the hedge fund the H2 is a fit and proper owner of the largest care home public group in the UK.

      NHS: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were (1) the approved annual revenue budget at the start of the financial year, (2) the total in-year revenue adjustments to the budget, and (3) the final...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which NHS Provider trusts were in special measures for all or part of the financial year in each of the last three financial years; what were the Care Quality...

      NHS: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the increases in the total capital and revenue required to deliver each of the five most recent Sustainability and Transformation Plans for Greater...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the ability of NHS doctors to provide the most clinically appropriate treatment to patients is being constrained by rules...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding is allocated to adult eating disorder services in the NHS; and how much of that allocated funding has reached front-line services in each of the...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the report of the Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman, Ignoring the alarms: how NHS eating disorder services are failing patients (HC 634),...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the conclusions of the Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman, Ignoring the alarms: how NHS eating disorder services are failing patients (HC 634),...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who is accountable under current NHS legislation for alternating or relaxing the delivery of service targets provided for in the NHS Constitution; and whether...

      European Food Safety Authority

      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 Food Safety Agency.

      General Practitioners: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the conclusion of the joint Royal College of General Practitioner’s and Medical Schools Council report, Destination GP, that...

      Fentanyl

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the increasing misuse of fentanyl; and whether they intend to introduce evidence-based key performance indicators for harm...

      Pancreatic Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to assess the National Cancer Diagnosis Audit in order to determine how well GPs are supported in recognising the symptoms of pancreatic cancer.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that children between the age of 10 and 19 require hip replacements due to obesity; and what steps they will take to...

      Autism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made an assessment of the findings of Matthew Mold et al on aluminium in brain tissue in autism, reported in the Journal of Trace Elements in...

      Organs: Donors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Welsh Government's Evaluation of the Human Transplantation (Wales) Act which found that after the change in organ donation...

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