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Written answers

Friday, 22 December 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Aviation: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps in additional to those in the Clean Growth Strategy will be required to keep aviation emissions to 37.5 MegaTonnes.

  • Home Office

    • Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what relationship the Government has with (a) Cifas and (b) other fraud prevention organisations; and what steps the Government has taken to...

    • Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for International Trade on the promotion of anti-corruption measures through...

      British Overseas Territories: Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2017 to Question 117953, whether her Department has access to operational details of requests made by...

      Trade Agreements: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the UK anti-corruption strategy 2017 to 2022, published in December 2017, what recent discussions she has had with the...

      Home Office: Written Questions

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

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Charities: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with charities to discuss the impact of state aid rules on their work.

    • Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy,what assessment he has made of the opportunities to reform state aid following the UK’s departure from the EU.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect on small energy providers of the cost of the roll-out of smart meters.

      Small Businesses: Productivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has received as part of his Department's review of SME productivity.

      Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government plans to continue to fund Local Enterprise Partnerships in areas which have Mayoral Combined...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government plans to consult businesses as part of its review of the activities and objectives of Local...

      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 need to increase funding to the Competition and Markets...

      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 expanding the remit of the Competition and Markets Authority to...

      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 expanding the remit of the Competition and Markets Authority to...

      Competition and Markets Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that the Competition and Markets Authority continues to have access to confidential...

      Competition and Markets Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential quantum for changes in the workload of the Competition and Markets...

      Nuclear Power: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has had discussions with the Iranian Government on its nuclear programme; and if he will make a...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress the Government has made on meeting the 2020 target for the roll out of smart meters.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Social Mobility

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

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to implement the proposed reforms to the insolvency framework.

      Construction: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2017 to Question 118633, whether he plans to make the holding of a CSCS card a...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: ICT

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

    • Qatar: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, what recent representations he has made to his Qatari counterpart on the protection of human rights for migrant workers.

      Kurds: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions the Government has had with the Government of Iraq on (a) increasing the level of autonomy for the people of...

      Saudi Arabia: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Saudi Arabian counterpart on the cases of Ali Mohammed al-Nimr, Dawood...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the English language teaching sector.

    • Social Services: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what representations he has received from the social care sector on the effect of the UK leaving the EU on non-UK EU staff working in...

      Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether his Department intends to conduct an impact assessment of the effect on small businesses of the UK leaving the EU.

      Financial Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, for what reason the Answer of 16 November 2017 to Question 113491 did not indicate when he plans to publish a future partnership or...

      EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union what the process plans to follow to transpose obligations in mixed agreements ratified by the EU and the UK into UK law after the UK...

      UK Trade With EU: Yorkshire and Humberside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether his Department has conducted an assessment of the effect on exports from Yorkshire to the EU of not having a trade agreement...

      Scottish Chambers of Commerce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to his Department's transparency release entitled Ministerial meetings January to March 2017, who was present at the...

      Anguilla: 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 Anguilla as the rest of the UK; and if he will make a...

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Families

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2017 to Question HL3576, what steps the Law Officers' Departments is taking to strengthen families.

  • Department for International Development

    • Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what measures she is taking to promote the adoption of public registers of beneficial ownership in other countries.

  • Department for Education

    • Faith Schools: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether a voluntary-aided English school designated with a religious character can give preference on the grounds of religion in connection with the...

    • Secondary Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the level of availability of part-time jobs in secondary schools on levels of teacher retention.

      Construction: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what strategy his Department has in place to ensure sufficient skills for the housing construction programme.

      Sixth Form Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what funding his Department makes available to sixth forms and colleges in the first twelve months after a merger.

      Academies: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional funding is available to new academies for programmes of facility and building improvement and modification.

      Department for Education: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, 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.

      Department for Education: Data Protection

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

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of initial teacher training at (a) primary and (b) secondary level is related to children with special educational needs and disabilities.

      Teachers: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the number of hours worked on teachers’ job satisfaction.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will take steps during the absence of a devolved administration to hold discussions with the Permanent Secretary on the best way to allocate...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department holds on what the conditions, illnesses or other reasons are for which children have an Education, Health and Care...

      Secondary Education: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the proportion of secondary schools rated (a) good or (b) outstanding in the North East compared to (i)...

      Education: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to tackle disparities in education and skill levels between the North East and (a) London and (b) other regions of the UK.

      Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2017 to Question 117570, what steps her Department plans to take to increase social mobility in areas of Good...

      Department for Education: ICT

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

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 21017 to Question 117797, for what reasons her Department has not set a target for the uptake of apprenticeships...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much money each local authority spent on (a) initial investigations and (b) child protection plans under section 47 of the Children Act 1989 in...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to support providers of childcare who find themselves in financial difficulties.

      Erasmus+ Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her policy to retain membership of the Erasmus+ programme beyond any transitional phase negotiated with the EU in the event that...

      Universities Superannuation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions (a) Ministers of her Department and (b) officials in her Department have had with (i) Universities UK and (ii) the Universities and...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2017 to Question 111784, if she will make it her policy to collect data on pupils who are prevented from...

      Headteachers: Misconduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2017 to Question 111788, if her Department has received reports from (a) bodies other than the National College...

      Universities Superannuation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions her Department has had with Universities UK on proposals to close the Universities Superannuation Scheme to future accrual; and what...

      Alternative Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to inform (a) parents and (b) children about the transfer of personal data from local authorities to her Department in the...

      Employment: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of students with learning difficulties were in full-time employment within one year of leaving that education during the (a) 2014-15,...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the level of financial reserves held by schools in England is.

      Schools: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what comparative assessment her Department has made of the proportion of the schools budget that has been spent on staffing costs in (a) 2010 and (b) 2017.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding has been allocated to secondary and primary schools in (a) Harborough constituency and (b) England as a result of the national...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the 2017-18 baseline is for school funding for secondary and primary schools in (a) Harborough constituency and (b) England; and what estimate he...

      ICT: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to assess how emerging education technology can be used to prepare pupils for future digital workplaces.

      Digital Technology: Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department plans to introduce and promote digital literacy education for adults.

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidelines his Department set for schools on reporting people who injure children to the Police.

      Department for Education: Social Mobility

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

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department holds on changes to the level of children (a) known to social services and (b) taken into care.

  • Ministry of Justice

  • Leader of the House

  • Ministry of Defence

    • RM Condor: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff stationed at RM Condor are (a) military and (b) civilian.

    • Submarines: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2017 to Question 118343, how many incidents in which an RN submarine was damaged and where another vessel was not...

      Keogh Barracks: Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to resolve the frequent interruptions to the hot water supply at Keogh Barracks; what steps have been taken to...

      Ministry of Defence: Written Questions

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

      Navy: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people were recruited into the Royal Navy from each (a) parliamentary constituency and (b) local authority area in each year from 2000 to 2017.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 6 November 2017 to Question 110019, on universal credit, how many and what proportion of claimants transferring to...

    • 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, if he will make it his...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of paying all women aged 60 or over but yet to reach state pension age (SPA)...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Dogs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the oral contribution of 1 November 2017, Official Report, column 418WH on puppy smuggling, if he will detail...

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Data Protection

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

      Wildlife: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) multilateral and (b) bilateral initiatives he has taken to counter the illegal wildlife trade.

      Plastics: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to help reduce rising levels of plastic in the oceans.

      Noise: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to reduce noise pollution in the oceans.

      Agriculture: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government plans to take to increase the capacity of smaller farms to compete with large intensive farms.

      Food: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the timeline for introducing the balanced scorecard approach to public procurement decisions for food and catering...

      Food: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support (a) SME’s and (b) British farmers through public procurement.

      Food: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether public procurement processes require caterers to meet the needs of those whose diets are (a) vegetarian (b) vegan...

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make Government buying standards for public procurement mandatory across the whole of the public sector.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Older People: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps local authorities are taking to ensure elderly and vulnerable people who are without a support network of friends or...

    • Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people affected by loneliness in 2016/17; and if his Department will...

  • HM Treasury

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of parents under the Childcare Voucher scheme who will not be eligible for Tax-Free Childcare.

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of self-employed households which will benefit from the introduction of tax-free childcare.

      Child Tax Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish the data on exceptions to the two-child tax credit limit.

      Treasury: Social Mobility

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department has taken to improve social mobility in each of the last seven years.

  • Department for International Trade

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Mobile Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether and how Ofcom’s assessment of whether mobile providers have achieved their 90 per cent target for land mass...

    • Gambling: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to protect children against underage gambling.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what response she has received to her letter to Ofcom of 15 August 2017 ref TO2017/03331/DC asking whether Ofcom is striking...

      Ofcom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, to what extent her Department has authority to intervene in the way in which Ofcom carries out its duties.

      Ofcom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information her Department holds on how many occasions previous Secretaries of State of her Department have written to...

      Mass Media: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans her Department has to promote teaching young people how to critically analyse what they view on the internet and in...

  • Department of Health

    • Hospitals: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimate he has made of trends in the number of older people being admitted to hospital for cold-related illnesses since 2012.

    • NHS: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department spent on NHS staff redundancies in each year since 2011-12.

      NHS: Re-employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS staff were made redundant and subsequently re-employed by NHS organisations on a (a) permanent basis and (b) fixed-term contract basis since...

      Health Professions: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average salary was of a (a) nurse, (b) midwife and (c) health visitor in (i) the latest period for which figures are available and (ii) each...

      Orkambi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people with cystic fibrosis have been prescribed Orkambi in (a) England and (b) Wales in each of the last five years.

      Orkambi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with cystic fibrosis charities on the effectiveness of Orkambi.

      Breast Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the commercial agreement announced by NHS England on 9 November 2017, what the timetable is for NICE to issue final guidance on Perjeta...

      Department of Health: ICT

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

      Charles Bonnet Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to raise awareness of Charles Bonnet Syndrome among NHS trust clinicians.

      Health Hazards: Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department plans to undertake or commission research into low dose and combinatory effects of pesticide exposure; and if he will make a statement.

      Mental Illness: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of trends in children's mental health; and what step he is taking to tackle mental ill health among children.

      Arthritis: Vitamin D

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with (a) the Royal College of Nursing and (b) other bodies on the potential merits of prescribing vitamin D to patients with...

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the capacity of care homes in the next three years.

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to tackle bed blocking in hospitals.

      Spinal Injuries: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have had spinal operations in the UK in each of the last 5 years; and how many have been successful.

      Ankylosing Spondylitis and Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve the collection of data within the NHS at the (a) national and (b) local level on the incidence, prevalence...

      Chronic Illnesses: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of potential savings to the public purse of new medicines for (a) cystic fibrosis and (b) other long-term conditions; and if he...

      Orkambi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect on young people with cystic fibrosis of making the drug Orkambi available on the NHS.

      Orkambi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to help patients with cystic fibrosis to access the drug Orkambi; and if he will make a statement.

      Pain: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to support a UK wide roll-out of ESCAPE-pain to enable self-management and rehabilitation for people with lower-limb...

      Medical Treatments: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2017 to Question 106474, when the NICE evaluation report through the Commissioning through Evaluation programme on...

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of NICE guidance on Transvaginal mesh repair of anterior or posterior vaginal wall prolapse, published on 15...

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that publicly funded research into transvaginal mesh repair of anterior or posterior vaginal wall prolapse includes (a)...

      Lung Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to establish a taskforce for lung health; and if he will make a statement.

      Gynaecological Cancer: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect on access to specialised gynae-oncological surgery for women in Birmingham of the closure of the service at...

      NHS Trusts: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will ensure that Mr Peter Axon of Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust provides the data on the trust's budget requested in correspondence on 18...

      Ovarian Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable is for a decision on the next round of cancer audits; and whether ovarian cancer will be included within those audits.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

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

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions or other communications his Department has had with the Action on Smoking and Health or representatives of the All Party Parliamentary...

      Department of Health: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what enhancement to pay rates officials of his Department receive for working on Saturdays and Sundays.

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much Health Education England spent on clinical placements for (a) nursing, (b) midwifery and (c) allied health students in the last three years for...

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the recommendations set out in the Government’s national commitment to improve end of life care will be implemented in full by 2020; and if...

      Mental Health Services: Chronic Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the level of access to mental health services for people with degenerative illnesses.

      Sleep Apnoea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons the previously agreed Review of the Clinical Pathway for Sleep Apnoea is no longer included on NICE's priority lists.

      Strokes: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to support the NHS roll-out of new and innovative mechanical thrombectomy techniques in the treatment of strokes.

      Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the level of availability of cancer gene tests is on the NHS; and whether the NHS prioritises such tests for people whose families have a history of...

      Pancreatic Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable is for a new test for diagnosing pancreatic cancer by app to be available on the NHS.

      Mental Health: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to address mental health problems in each branch of the Armed Forces.

      South Tyneside Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on patient safety of the decision temporarily to suspend (a) births and (b) the special care baby...

      Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the extension of the Northern Ireland abortion scheme to include the provision of free travel for Northern...

      Abortion: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the regulation of private abortion clinics.

      Abortion: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the potential implications for his policy on abortion of research demonstrating the capacity of foetuses to...

      Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department will issue on cases where, under the extension of the Northern Ireland abortion scheme to provide free travel to women from...

      Pregnancy Remains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department has issued on the disposal of post-abortive foetuses by hospitals and private clinics.

      Disability: Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what work his Department is carrying out with the Department for Transport to help ensure that people with mobility issues and disabilities can access...

      Strokes: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support his Department plans to offer to those NHS trusts in those areas unlikely to be able to offer mechanial thrombectomy as a treatment immediately.

      Great North Care Record

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Great North Care Record and its opt-in model for data sharing.

      Mental Health Services: Kirklees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the average waiting time for children with mental health issues to receive treatment in Kirklees.

      Department of Health: Written Questions

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

      NHS: Public Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the letter from the Minister of State for Health to the hon. Member for Brighton Pavilion of 7 December 2017 on nurses pay, what the...

      Ambulance Services: Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many ambulance response drivers have been (a) charged, (b) convicted, (c) given a custodial or suspended custodial sentence for (i) careless driving,...

      Department of Health: Social Mobility

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

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to ensure that the training of GPs includes the latest evidence on how to diagnose and treat ME.

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent research his Department has commissioned on the diagnosis and treatment of ME.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Government Equalities Office: Families

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, to which legislation she has applied the Family Test, published in August 2014..

    • Government Equalities Office: Data Protection

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, 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.

      Government Equalities Office: Data Protection

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many times the Government Equalities Office's Senior Information Risk Officer role has been vacant for a week or longer since 2012.

      Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether her Department had discussions with (a) the Northern Ireland Assembly and (b) Cabinet colleagues on the decision to extend the Northern...

      Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether the extension to the Government's Northern Ireland abortion scheme covers (a) free travel and (b) free accommodation; and if she will make a...

      Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the extension of the Government's Northern Ireland abortion scheme, if the Government will take steps to provide financial support...

      Flitwick Station: Disability

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on disabled access to the platforms at Flitwick station.

      Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, which groups in Northern Ireland she consulted in developing the policy to pay for women with low incomes resident in Northern Ireland to travel and...

      Access to Elected Office for Disabled People Fund

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the Answers of 10 June 2015, 22 December 2015, 2 September 2016 and 5 July 2017 to Questions 700, 19860, 44313 and 1672, when she...

      Government Equalities Office: Social Mobility

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government Equalities Office has taken to improve social mobility in each of the last seven years.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Electricity Interconnectors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many high voltage direct current interconnectors are in place between the UK and other countries.

    • Fuel Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to eliminate fuel poverty.

      Audit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the concentration of the auditing profession; and whether any such concentration is eroding confidence in audits.

  • Department for Education

    • Civil Partnerships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to extend civil partnership to opposite sex couples.

    • Pupils: Attendance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 6 December (HL3501), whether the Department for Education would normally expect to be made...

      Young Offenders: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the measures and resources required to enable local authorities to provide support to young offenders who, without such support,...

      Pupils: Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, what educational policy objectives are supported by the advice to Ofsted inspectors from Amanda Spielman, the Chief Inspector of Schools, to ask young girls who...

      Foster Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to publish (1) the results of the national fostering stocktake, and (2) their response to the stocktake.

      Alternative Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether parents and children have been asked for personal written consent for the transfer of personal data from local authorities to the Department for Education...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what lessons they have learned from measures to tackle the root causes of poverty taken by the devolved administrations, social enterprises, non-governmental...

    • Jobseeker's Allowance: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to make changes to Department for Work and Pensions rules that impact on the ability of refugees to claim jobseeker's allowance and...

      Personal Independence Payment: Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made special arrangements for people with Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome who are transferring from Disability Living Allowance to...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 7 December (HL3522),  how many high-rise buildings have flammable insulation similar to...

    • Domestic Violence: Refuges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the petition by 38 degrees calling for rent money for women and children in domestic violence refuges to be paid directly to their...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support they have provided to local authorities to provide (1) temporary, and (2) permanent, accommodation for survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire;...

      High Rise Flats: Kensington and Chelsea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to press the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to install sprinklers in the neighbouring blocks to Grenfell Tower as quickly as possible;...

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many actions the Homes and Communities Agency has taken against social housing providers in the last five years.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many schemes have received funding through the Homes Building Fund to date.

      Hedges and Ditches

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the procedures in place regarding high hedges, high hedge remedial notices, and appeals.

      Planning Permission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 12 December (HL3815), whether they have any plans to raise the performance threshold for local...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Charities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last conducted a review of registered charities that perform state commissioned services; and whether that review covered (1) value for money, (2)...

    • Charities: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last conducted a review of the remuneration of chief executives and senior managers of registered charities.

      Data Protection: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to replace the EU–US Privacy Shield insofar as it relates to the UK, following Brexit.

      Television: Smoking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what restrictions they impose on the portrayal of smoking on television in relation to young people.

      Data Protection: EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Court of Justice of the European Union will continue to have jurisdiction in the UK after Brexit in relation to the General Data Protection Regulation.

      Data Protection: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultations they have held with the parties in Northern Ireland on whether Northern Ireland will be subject to the General Data Protection Regulation after...

      Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be the status in the UK after Brexit of previous decisions by the Court of Justice of the European Union, such as the Judgement of 6 October 2015 in...

  • Department of Health

    • Health Professions: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan to train additional medical staff from the UK to replace existing staff from other EU countries who have left or might leave the NHS.

    • NHS: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 7 December (HL Deb, col 1197), what assessment they have made of the extent to which additional money...

      Medical Equipment: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the 2014 report published by the British Healthcare Trades Association on the economic benefits of improved provision of...

      Mefloquine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 19 December (HL3942), whether they consider (1) suicide, and (2) the “irreversible”...

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