Written answers

Monday, 8 January 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Fylde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2017 to Question 118759, what representations his Department has received on a business case for increasing the...

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to respond to the letter from The Right hon. Member for Enfield North, dated 24 October 2017, on the development of the Northern Gateway...

      Heathrow Airport: Night Flying

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

      Aviation: Noise

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

      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 he has made of the potential effect on air quality of the construction of a third runway at Heathrow.

      Govia Thameslink Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has accrued to the public purse in fare revenues from the GTR franchise agreement for each rail period since the beginning of that franchise.

      Govia Thameslink Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what money has accrued to the public purse from rail revenues from the Southern section of the GTR franchise for each rail period since the beginning...

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State’s letter to the Chair of the Transport Committee of 17 November 2016, what the loss to...

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State’s letter to the Chair of the Transport Select Committee of 17 November 2016, what the...

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State’s letter of the Chair of the Transport Select Committee of 17 November 2016, how much has...

      London-Coventry Railway Line: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the level of availability of mobile phone coverage on the Coventry to London train line

      Road Traffic Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of making greater use of tidal flow carriageways to help reduce congestion at rush...

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many complaints his Department has received on the eligibility criteria for Blue Badges; and whether he plans to bring forward legislative...

      A75: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on improvements to the A75 road network.

      Govia Thameslink Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State’s letter to the Chair of the Transport Committee of 17 November 2016, what estimate it...

      Govia Thameslink Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the financial value of the force majeure claims by GTR which were agreed by the Government.

      Bicycles: Hire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that local authorities have the necessary powers to regulate and manage bike-share schemes in their local authority...

      Bicycles: Hire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to promote bike-share schemes in towns and cities.

      Bicycles: Hire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the extent of growth of bike-share schemes.

      Bicycles: Hire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of effectiveness of bike-share schemes in supporting improvements in air quality.

      Heathrow Airport

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

      Heathrow Airport

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

      Aviation: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the measures required to keep aviation CO2 emissions to 37.5MegaTonnes in line with the modelling in the 4th and 5th...

      Aviation: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which measures in addition to those set out in the Clean Growth Strategy will be required to keep aviation emissions to 37.5 MegaTonnes.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2017 to Question 119564, on aviation, what the reasons are for the directions and advice in place in the cases...

      Parking Offences: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will carry out research into how best to tackle pavement parking; and what the timetable is for the consultation of Traffic...

      Bus Services: Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department plans to consult on the Accessible Information Regulations.

      Bus Services: Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions (a) Ministers and (b) officials of his Department have had with bus operators on the provisions of Section 17 of the Bus...

      Uber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he will introduce regulations in response to the ruling by the European Court of Justice on 20 December 2017 that Uber is a transport company...

      Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of 20 mph zones on road safety for pedestrians.

      Rapid Transit Systems: Oxford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a light rail system to Oxford.

      Railways: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the proportion of first class train seating capacity that is used for (a) peak and (b) off-peak travel for (i) First...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the rail fare rises due in January 2018 on (a) demand and (b) fare revenue for (i) regulated...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the increase in rail fares due in January 2018 on demand for (a) Virgin Trains East Coast main...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Building Regulations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when the Government plans to publish its response to the recommendations made by the Women and Equalities Committee in its...

    • Persimmon Homes: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the implications for (a) his policies on and (b) Government funding for help to buy of the...

      Public Houses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on the number of pubs in operation in England.

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the title was of each set of regulations introduced by his Department in each month since May 2010; which of those...

      Department for Communities and Local Government: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which EU (a) Directives, (b) Regulations and (c) other legislation affecting his Department he is planning to propose the (i)...

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Ministerial statement HCWS384 on 21 December 2017 on commonhold and leasehold reform, what plans he has to...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government plans further to develop the National Shipbuilding Strategy to include commercial as well as...

    • Credit Cards: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the contribution of credit card debt to personal insolvency over the last five years.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many and what proportion of his Department's Answers to Written Parliamentary Questions in the 2017-18 Session to...

      Offshore Industry: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) shore-based maritime, (b) seafarer and (c) supply chain jobs that will...

      Offshore Industry: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that National Minimum Wage rates are (a) applied and (b) enforced for seafarers...

      Tidal Lagoons Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the Hendry review.

      Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to answer of 13 December to Question 118103, whether Tidal Range is classified as a less established...

      Gratuities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department plans to publish the response to the consultation on Tips, gratuities, cover and service charges...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the cyber security of smart meters; and if he will make a statement.

      Working Hours: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many and what proportion of the full-time workforce choose to opt out of the Working Time Directive.

      Tidal Lagoons Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Government plans to publish its full response to the Hendry review.

      Industry: Cheltenham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to promote engagement with residents and businesses in Cheltenham constituency on the...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish the sensitivity analysis which sets out the emissions reductions by each sector of the economy.

      Bankruptcy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many bankruptcy cases there were in each year since 2010.

      Minimum Wage: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of retrospective changes to the guidance on the application of...

      Business: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timetable is for his Department to respond to the Sixth Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, Human...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on energy supplies of the estimated numbers of electric and...

      Small Businesses: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the effects of employment regulations on micro-businesses; and if he will make a...

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which regulations affecting business his Department has withdrawn or amended in each year since 2010 to date; which...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which EU (a) Directives, (b) Regulations and (c) other legislation affecting his Department he is planning to propose...

      Aviation: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to page 85 of the Government's Clean Growth Strategy, what estimate he has made of the actual and...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what processes his Department has put in place to (a) monitor, (b) collate cost information on, (c) review and (d)...

      Ryanair

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent representations he has received on working conditions at Ryanair.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Bahrain: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has made representations to the Government of Bahrain on the treatment of women in Bahrain's Isa Town...

    • Turkey: Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on suspected IS terrorists using Turkey as a route to enter the EU; and if he will discuss those...

      Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what long-term plans his Department has to tackle the crisis for the Rohingya people in Myanmar and Bangladesh.

      China: North Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Government of China on North Korea.

      Austria: Foreign Relations

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

      Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to monitor Marine Protected Areas for illegal fishing and other proscribed maritime activities.

      Japan: Foreign Relations

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

      Portugal: Foreign Relations

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

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

  • Department for International Development

    • Syria: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance her Department provides to internally displaced women in Syria.

    • Palestinians: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether any UK government aid is used to provides salaries for staff at any of the 31 Palestinian Authority schools which named after...

      Developing Countries: Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department provides to developing countries to assist them in (a) producing waste management strategies, (b) tackling...

      Africa: Adam Smith Institute and Legatum Institute

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, in which countries in Africa has her Department commissioned work from (a) the Adam Smith Institute and (b) the Legatum Institute in...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2017 to Question 118369 on Palestinians: overseas aid, what the robust verification system that...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2017 to Question 118369 what assessment she has made of the whether the UK will continue to use...

      Department for International Development: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her Department’s policy is on the purchase of premium economy and business class flights by departmental senior executives;...

      Department for International Development: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the title was of each set of regulations introduced by her Department in each month since May 2010; which of those regulations...

      Department for International Development: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which EU (a) Directives, (b) Regulations and (c) other legislation affecting her Department she is planning to propose the (i)...

      Israel and Occupied Territories: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what criteria her Department employ to select projects and organisations to receive funding for people-to-people work in Israel and...

      Department for International Development: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what processes her Department has put in place to (a) monitor, (b) collate cost information on, (c) review and (d) respond to requests...

  • Department for Education

    • Department for Education: Written Questions

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

    • Schools: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools in London have been damaged by fires since the 2009-10 academic year; and how many of those schools were fitted with sprinkler...

      Children in Care: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the number of children taken into care in the West Midlands in each of the last five years.

      Schools: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools in Coventry have been (a) built and (b) refurbished as a result of funding from the Education Funding Agency; and how many of...

      Carers: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department provides to local authorities on levels of financial support for kinship carers; and whether that guidance sets out how...

      Education Funding Agency: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Answers of 15 September 2016 to Question 45976 and of 29 March 2017 to Question 68740, on Education Funding Agency: buildings,...

      Schools: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools in (a) England and Wales, (b) Greater London and (c) the London Borough of Newham have sprinkler systems fitted.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she next plans to update the publication entitled Keeping Children Safe in Education.

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to review the National Plan for Music Education.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate her Department has made of the contribution of the childcare industry to the UK economy.

      Schools: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of areas in which savings could be made in the school system to increase expenditure on teaching.

      Secondary Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what comparative assessment her Department has made of the proportion of secondary schools rated (a) good and (b) outstanding in the (i) West Midlands...

      Schools: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what advice she has received from the West Midlands Fire Service on fitting sprinklers in schools.

      Free School Meals: Coventry South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of primary school children who are eligible for free school meals in Coventry South constituency.

      Pupils: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 25 July 2017 to Question 5159, if she will conduct an assessment on the effect of period poverty on young women and girls in...

      Special Educational Needs: Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department holds on the (a) legal and (b) other costs incurred by local authorities in respect of special educational needs and...

      Schools: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of funding of secondary and primary schools in (a) Bury St Edmunds constituency and (b) Suffolk; and if...

      Mature Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to her Department's report, Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential: a plan for improving social mobility through education, published...

      Pupils: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of children who are routinely missing school because they are unable to afford menstrual products.

      Pupils: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2017 to Question 82, what support the Government provides to schools to assist them to make adequate and sensitive...

      Pupils: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to paragraph 2.8 of the Sex and Relationship Education Guidelines, what is meant by the phrase make adequate and sensitive arrangements...

      Pupils: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an estimate of the number of school days missed by female pupils who live in households unable to afford sanitary products; and if...

      Department for Education: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department has spent on (a) taxis, (b) first class train tickets and (c) business class air travel in each of the last four years.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the costs incurred by schools of dyslexia assessments; and if she will make a statement.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of changes in the level of the provision of in-work training for teachers inacademy chains on the...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average time was for completing security checks on new members of staff in each prison in the last year.

    • HM Inspectorate of Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if his Department will conduct an assessment of the range of reports issued by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons in England and Wales compared with...

      Trials: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make it his policy to reform the legal system to ensure that one side does not bear the financial risk associated with taking a case to trial...

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 28 February 2017, HCWS506 on Update on the Children and Social Work Bill what the timetable is...

      Community Rehabilitation Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December to Question 118432, how many times a Contract Management Team has notified a Community Rehabilitation Company...

      Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December to Question 119247, what categories of information the Government collects on detached duty.

      Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December to Question 119247, if he will publish all data held by the Government on detached duty.

      Prisons: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, Pursuant to the Answer of 19 December to Question 119536, what the total expenditure was in 2017 prices on (a) public and private prisons across the...

      Parking Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information his Department holds on the number of private parking prosecution cases outstanding (a) at Northampton County Court Business Centre and...

      Mediation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will establish a legal process by which a preliminary judgment is reached on the evidence presented at pre-trial mediation and reflected in the...

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the the Written Statement of 28 February 2017, HCWS506, on Update on the Children and Social Work Bill, whether it is his policy that...

      Prisons: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress has been made on the implementation of a smoking ban on the prison estate in England and Wales.

      Prisons: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made on the effect of the implementation of the smoking ban in prisons on order and discipline in those prisons.

      Probate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications for grant of probate have been made in each of the last five years for which records are available.

      Probate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, by what criteria his Department measures the efficiency of the operation of the Probate Registry.

      Probate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reason his Department does not monitor the length of time taken to process applications by the Probate Registry as a measure of that Registry's...

      Prisoners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women died in prison in 2017.

      Community Orders: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women received a community sentence by (a) nationality of offender and (b) offence category for each nationality in each of the last five whole...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information his Department holds on the number of people losing custody of children following their recall to prison in each of the last three years.

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much was paid from the public purse in compensation to prison staff as a result of injuries suffered in a violent attack on the prison estate in 2017.

      Community Rehabilitation Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average caseload per caseworker has been for each Community Rehabilitation Company in the last twelve months.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 29 November 2017 to Question 115581, if he will publish the recent internal review into the probation system with commercially...

      Long Lartin Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if his Department will publish the HMPPS investigation into the concerted indiscipline at HMP Long Lartin on 11 October 2017.

      Prisons: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions wings of privately-owned prisons have been closed due to insufficient staff levels in the 12 months.

      National Tactical Response Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2017 to Question 119056, if he will publish quarterly figures for the number of call outs for the National...

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2017 to Question 118989 on community orders, whether his Department has conducted research on the reasons for the...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2017 to Question 118802, whether his Department made an assessment of the effect of changes to the availability of...

      Rape: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2017 to Question 117911, how many of the cases selected by the CPS to assess the frequency and outcome of...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to respond to the letter from the Right hon. Member for Warley on Mr Maxwell.

      Crimes of Violence: Acids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the timetable is for revised guidelines on sentencing people convicted of offences involving corrosive substances to be published.

      Courts: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the joint statement by The Lord Chancellor, the Lord Chief Justice, and the Senior President of Tribunals, Transforming our justice system...

      Courts: Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department has spent from the public purse on the commissioning research on the effectiveness of court hearings by video link in each year...

      Magistrates' Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of the total work undertaken in magistrates' courts was presided over by (a) lay magistrates and (b) district judges in each year since 2010.

      Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have appeared in court (a) via video link and (b) in person by (i) age, (ii) ethnicity and (iii) gender in the last 12 months.

      Courts: Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of people who have appeared in court for their (a) first appearance, (b) remand hearing, (c) bail hearing, (d) case management and (e)...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were serving prison sentences in each of the last five years; and what the average cost to the public purse per prisoner was in each of...

      Rape: Trials

      To ask the Attorney General, what the cost to the public purse of the review to assess the frequency and outcome of applications to introduce a complainant’s sexual history under section 41...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Caledonian Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, for what reasons Lord Duncan held an introductory meeting with Caledonian Media on 24 August 2017; who he met from that organisation; and what was...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Rosyth Dockyard: Materials Handling Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the current status of the MOD-owned Goliath heavy lift crane at Rosyth is; what estimate he has made of its net disposal value; and what assessment...

    • Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, (a) when and (b) for what reasons the decision was taken to cancel (i) Exercise Black Horse, (ii) Exercise Curry Trail, (iii) Exercise Orange Marauder,...

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people were recruited for the British Army from each (a) parliamentary constituency and (b) local authority area in each year since 2000.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November to Question 114677 on Army resignations, when he expects to provide the answer to that question.

      Ministry of Defence: Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2017 to Question 119078, who paid for that Christmas drinks reception held at his Department.

      Ministry of Defence: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2017 to Question 119078, what his Department's policy is on the holding of party political events in (a) his...

      HMS Queen Elizabeth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions has he had with BAE Systems about the leak on HMS Queen Elizabeth.

      Armed Forces Day: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans are in place for Regional Armed Forces' Day events in Northern Ireland in 2018.

      Cluster Munitions: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information he holds on whether cluster bombs are held on US bases in the UK.

      Veterans: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will give the Scottish Government Minister with responsibility for veterans a seat on the Ministerial Armed Forces and Veteran’s Board.

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate his Department has made of the number of civilian casualties in Syria as a result of UK air strikes.

      Army: Rifles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which British Army units have received upgraded SA80 L85A3 rifles; and how many of those weapons have been produced for his Department to date.

      RAF Volunteer Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2017 to Question 116991, how many members of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force qualified for their bounty in the years...

      RAF Volunteer Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average size in terms of personnel is of a Royal Auxiliary Air Force Squadron.

      Royal Auxiliary Air Force: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average amount of days required for a Royal Auxiliary Air Force Reservist to serve each year is to qualify for their annual bounty.

      RAF Volunteer Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Reserve Service Days were undertaken by the Royal Auxiliary Air Force in (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14, (c) 2014-15, (d) 2015-2016 and (e) 2016-2017.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2017 to Question 118755, whether his Department is considering both competition and a sole source option for the...

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the recommendations of the Royal British Legion and Poppyscotland's 2017 Manifesto for the armed...

      Armed Forces: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel who were made redundant between 2010 and 2016 were within (a) one year, (b) two years, (c) three years and (d) four years of...

      Army Apprentice College Harrogate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many recruits training at AFC Harrogate completed an apprenticeship in each of the past five years; and how many of those apprenticeships were...

      Army Apprentice College Harrogate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the maximum training capacity is of AFC Harrogate; and how many of those places were filled at the September 2017 intake.

      Army: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Army’s review of Junior Entry will be completed; and if he will place a copy of that review when completed in the Library.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the fire on the move capabilities of the Armed Forces.

      Warrior Armoured Vehicle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) the original planned and the (b) revised date for the delivery of warrior capability sustainment programme is.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people receiving tax credits who will be receiving universal credit at the completion...

    • Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether there are circumstances in which his Department offers payments to claimants who withdraw their appeals against decisions on personal...

      Schools: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many injuries were reported involving inappropriate clothing or jewellery worn by staff in schools in the last 12 months.

      Occupational Pensions: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the outcome was of the Government's consultation entitled Defined Benefits Schemes: Security and Sustainability which ended on 14 May...

      Pensions: Uprating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to require all pension schemes to index according to inflation for pre-1997 components of...

      Social Security Benefits: Arrears

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether a claimant is provided by his Department with a written breakdown of monies paid in cases where welfare arrears are paid to that claimant.

      Universal Credit: Disqualification

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

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many recommendations advanced in independent reviews of the operation of (a) personal independence payments and (b) employment support...

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish the total number of people who were awarded a score of zero in the assessment of the (a) mobility and (b) daily living...

      Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have been helped to (a) remain in and (b) return to work by the Fuller Working Lives initiative in (i) the UK, (ii) Wales and...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) Gower, (b) Wales and (c) the UK are not eligible for the new state pension due to having less than 10 years of national...

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of children were living in poverty in Gower in each year for which data is available.

      Work Capability Assessment: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2017 to Question 118979, what estimate he has made of the proportion of clients undergoing work...

      Work Capability Assessment: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2017 to Question 118979, what assessment he has made of his Department's ability accurately to assess...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2017 to Question 118979, what the average length of time spent with clients is by (a) doctors and (b)...

      Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to improve access to social security payments for people who are terminally ill and have a variable...

      Universal Credit: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December to Question 118690, on Universal Credit: Telephone Services, what the evidential basis is to support the...

      Bereavement Benefits: Cohabitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to allow surviving members of cohabiting couples to access bereavement benefits.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will carry out an assessment of the potential effect of the closure of Easterhouse Jobcentre on levels of poverty that area.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect of the closure of Parkhead Jobcentre on levels of poverty in that area.

      Social Security Benefits: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if his Department will monitor trends in the level of sanction decisions at Shettleston Jobcentre for 12 months after the divestment of...

      Access to Work Programme: Southwark

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many deaf people were in receipt of Access to Work payments in (a) Camberwell and Peckham constituency and (b) the London Borough of...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October 2017 to Question 108665, and with reference to the Answer of 3 November 2017 to Question 109823, and the...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 21 December 2017 to Question 120384, if he will place in the Library copies of any financial records his Department...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 21 December 2017 to Question 119929 on universal credit, when the automated system will be be operational.

      Jobcentres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many jobcentre premises were closed in 2017, including centres that were merged with larger jobcentres or co-located in other government...

      Jobcentres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the average distance a claimant travels to reach their nearest job centre for an appointment; and what the...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people receiving Support for Mortgage Interest will not qualify for the loans which will replace them from...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) Hull, (b) Yorkshire and Humber and (c) the UK receive Support for Mortgage Interest, and how many of those people...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average Annual Percentage Rate will be for the loans which will replace Support for Mortgage Interest from April 2018, and whether...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people whose only source of income is (i) Employment Support Allowance (ESA), (ii) Personal Independence...

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what qualifications health professionals completing a Personal Independence Payment medical assessment should possess to be able to assess...

      Personal Independence Payment: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criteria his Department applies when assessing claimants with mental health issues for Personal Independence Payments.

      Universal Credit: Council Tax Reduction Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether jobcentre plus staff inform clients claiming universal credit that they are eligible to claim council tax relief in those local...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of her Department's Answers to Written Parliamentary Questions have advised that the...

    • Plastics: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to mitigate the potential effect on the amount of plastic waste in the UK of the coming into...

      Sentencing: Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of (a) custodial sentences, (b) fines and (c) community sentences in...

      Genetically Modified Organisms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what advice he will be offering UK regulatory bodies on the licensing of GMOs after the UK’s exit from the EU.

      Food: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government plans to include the Eatwell Guide into Government buying standards on the public procurement of food...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Written Questions

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

      Plastics: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of whether the ban on imports of plastic waste by the Chinese Government from January 2018 will...

      Food: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to bring forward proposals on increasing environmental protections or food product standards...

      Fly-tipping: Wealden

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, how many cases of repeat fly-tipping have been recorded in Wealden District in the last 12 months.

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which organisations his Department consulted in preparation for the 25 Year Environment Plan.

      Water Abstraction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government plans to give the Environment Agency additional resources to carry out the inspection of water...

      Balloons and Sky Lanterns: Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the environmental effect of the intentional release of helium-filled balloons and...

      Ground Water: Suffolk

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

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of public spending on flood prevention in (a) Bury St Edmunds constituency and (b) the UK in each...

      Wood-burning Stoves

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans her Department has to discourage the use of wood-burning stoves.

      Water: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure (a) the retention of high water standards in the UK and (b) international...

      Fish: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Environment Agency is taking to secure the stocks of salmon and sea trout along the coast of West Sussex; and...

      Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much tonnage in landfill waste is generated by each (a) region of England, (b) city and (c) local authority.

      Clean Air Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will expand the national network of clean air zones.

  • Home Office

    • British Nationality: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his Department's current target is for the length of time for it to complete an application for citizenship; and what the current...

    • Refugees: British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of nationalisation fees on the UK's obligations under Article 32 of the 1954 convention to...

      Police: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to measure the effectiveness of police forces' use of drones in response to (a) motorbike, (b) off-road bike...

      EU Nationals: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2017 to Question 118914, whether the September 2018 report of the independent Migration Advisory...

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to answer Question 116509, tabled on 29 November 2017.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many parents have been (a) granted and (b) refused a visa to join their child with either refugee leave or humanitarian protection in...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people seeking family reunion with extended family members in the UK have (a) applied for and (b) been granted asylum in...

      Organised Crime: Drugs

      What steps she is taking to tackle county lines exploitation.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      What guidance and support her Department is providing to EU citizens on registering for settled status before the UK leaves the EU.

      Refugees

      What steps she is taking to support refugees living in different regions of the UK.

      Direct Selling

      What steps she is taking to tackle doorstep crime.

      Immigration

      How many applications for leave to remain are under consideration by her Department.

  • Wales Office

    • Economic Situation: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on its recently published economic action plan for Wales.

    • EU Grants and Loans: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to his Answer of 21 December 2017 to Question 119948, on Wales Office, whether the regular meetings with Cabinet colleagues included discussion...

  • HM Treasury

    • Private Finance Initiative: Corporation Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has conducted an impact assessment on the changes to corporation tax rates between 2008 and 2020 on the tax receipts predicted by the value for...

    • Public Private Partnerships

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2017 to Question 5727, on Department of Health: Private Finance Initiative, when the revised value for money guidance...

      Land Use

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what changes to taxation and other fiscal policies the Government plans to make to incentivise the productive regeneration and reuse of vacant and derelict...

      Customs Officers

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many customs agents there were in the UK in each year since 2010.

      Sterling: Exchange Rates

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessments his Department has made of the implication for its policies of the devaluation of sterling since June 2016.

      Consumer Prices Index

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessments his Department has made of the implications for its policies in the increase of consumer prices since June 2016.

      Consumer Prices Index

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the Consumer Prices Index rate of inflation.

      Cost of Living

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessments his Department has made on the potential effect on the cost of living of the UK leaving the EU.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people likely to be detrimentally affected by the withdrawal of the childcare voucher scheme and replacement of...

      Cryptocurrencies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assesment he has made of the potential risks to the UK economy and markets posed by Bitcoin and other digital currencies.

      Public Sector Debt

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether Public Sector Net Debt is scheduled to change in the way set out by the Office for Budget Responsibility in November 2015.

      Cider: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the potential effect of the new duty band for high-strength white cider on the number of alcohol-related deaths.

      Crime: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the new duty band for high strength white cider on levels of alcohol-related crimes.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons tax-free childcare is not available for fostered children.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the level of abuse of the market-making exemption in relation to stamp duty.

      Royal Bank of Scotland: Closures

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the proposed closure of Royal Bank of Scotland branches on the ability of local business to deposit and collect...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Flags

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which official UK Government buildings (a) in the UK and (b) outside the UK fly the (i) UK flag and (ii) EU flag.

    • Employment: Learning Disability

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what percentage of adults with a learning disability in (a) England, (b) Yorkshire and Humberside and (c) Scunthorpe constituency were in paid work in...

      Older Workers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the change in numbers has been of people aged 65 and over in (a) full-time and (b) part-time work over the last five years.

      Average Earnings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the median real earnings were in each region of the UK in each of the last 30 years.

      Suicide

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what information he holds on which cities in the UK have the highest suicide rates per 100,000 people in each year for which data is available.

      Cost of Living and Standard of Living

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the timetable is for the harmonisation of the surveys on Living Costs and on Living Conditions; what consultation will take place on that...

      Prostate Cancer: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what change there has been in survival rates for men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the last ten years.

      Young People: Gower

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many 18 to 25 year olds in Gower constituency were recorded (a) in the latest census estimate and (b) on the electoral register.

      Public Sector: Billing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2017 to Question 114740, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of public sector buyers' published payment...

      Malnutrition

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many patients were recording as having died as a result of malnutrition in NHS hospitals in each of the last 10 years.

      Prescription Drugs: Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for how many deaths was consumption of an excess of prescription drugs the primary cause between 2014 and 2017.

      Cabinet Office: Regulation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the title was of each set of regulations introduced by his Department in each month since May 2010; which of those regulations have been (a)...

      Elections: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2017 to Question 118799, what changes he recommended for the Certificate of Visual Impairment in England; and...

      Cabinet Office: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 21 December 2017 to Question 115711, on Cabinet Office: staff, when he plans for the Europe unit to be fully staffed.

      Returning Officers: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will review the merits and value to the public purse of additional payments or fees for Returning Officers at local and national elections.

      Electoral Register: Students

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to provide funds from the public purse for programmes to encourage students to register to vote before the next General Election.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme: Public Inquiries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of the public inquiry into the renewable heat incentive scheme in Northern Ireland; what the...

    • Northern Ireland Office: Data Protection

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

      Orchestras: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether his Department has made an assessment of the ability of orchestras in Northern Ireland to recruit freelance musicians from the Republic...

      Orchestras: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps his Department is taking to promote Northern Ireland's professional orchestral sector.

      Northern Ireland Office: Families

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

      Northern Ireland Assembly: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2017 to Question 119152, what discussions he had with the (a) Democratic Unionist Party, (b) Sinn Fein...

      Northern Ireland Assembly: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2017 to Question 119152, on what date the decision was taken to publish the findings of the Reaney review...

      Schools: North Down

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has to visit (a) schools with an integrated ethos and (b) other schools in North Down constituency in 2018; and if he will make a...

      Northern Ireland Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2017 to Question 119155, whether he plans to publish the public consultation on legacy issues in Northern...

      Marriage: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will publish the dates of meetings with each of the leaders of the four main churches in Northern Ireland at which the recognition of...

      Voting Rights: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2017 to Question 119147, which events to mark the centenary of the suffrage movement in Northern Ireland...

  • Department for International Trade

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Tickets: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the (a) people and (b) organisations who contributed to informal consultation on implementation of Section...

    • Young People: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many youth projects are in receipt of EU funding.

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what savings will accrue to the public purse on account of the BBC bearing the cost of free licensing for people aged over 75...

      Charity Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she expects a new Charity Commission chair to be appointed before the current chair's role ends on 31 January 2018.

      Sanitary Protection: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, for what reasons her Department's Tampon Tax Fund project summary dated 30 March 2017 states that the £250,000 allocated...

      Technology: Industry

      What recent assessment she has made of the potential effect on the digital and tech industries of the UK leaving the EU.

      Charities: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2017 to Question 117774, whether the youth full-time social action review's report and...

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to maintain net neutrality after the UK leaves the EU; whether she plans to retain UK membership of the...

  • Department of Health

    • Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 24 March 2016 to Questions 32038, 32039 and 32040 on the Care Act 2014, what the timetable is for implementation of Section...

    • Health: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has made an assessment of behavioural changes among adult males in reporting their own medical health issues over the last 10...

      Spinal Injuries: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have had spinal operations in the West Midlands in each of the last seven years.

      Haim-Munk Syndrome: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of treatment provisions for people diagnosed with Haim-Munk syndrome

      NHS: Departmental Expenditure Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimate he has made of the Resources Department Expenditure Limit (RDEL) and (b) Capital Department Expenditure Limit for the NHS, in (i)...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to oral evidence given by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health to the Health Committee's inquiry Child and Adolescent...

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of local authority engagement in the Cheshire and Merseyside STP.

      Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will investigate the case of a West Lancashire constituent who required an inpatient bed at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust and...

      Department of Health: Departmental Expenditure Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to Autumn Budget 2017, what recent estimate his Department has made of the (a) Resources Department Expenditure Limit (RDEL) and (b)...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to remove the need for bank statements to be submitted in support of discretionary grant applications with the England...

      Health Services: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria his Department is using to monitor the performance of healthcare providers in English prisons and effect of those services on the overall...

      Health Services: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to increase the availability of stop smoking support services in prisons that have implemented a smoking ban.

      Ophthalmic Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will take steps to ensure collection of routine data on the number of admissions for people with (a) age-related macular degeneration,...

      Pick's Disease: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of treatment provided to people diagnosed with Pick's disease.

      Eyesight: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the Government will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward a national eye health strategy.

      Hospitals: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of installing sprinkler systems in all hospitals.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to promote the use of de-escalation techniques in Tier 4 CAMHS.

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 14 November 2017 to Question 112909 on in vitro fertilisation, whether his Department plans to extend the 10-year holding...

      Gadolinium: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment has been made of the effect of Gadolinium on health outcomes.

      Gadolinium: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what reports he has received on the number of people who have been adversely affected by Gadolinium.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons his Department's report, Preventing suicide in England: third progress report of the cross-government outcomes strategy to save lives,...

      King's College Hospital: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time was in A&E at the King's College Hospital Denmark Hill site in each of the last seven years.

      King's College Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cancer treatment waiting time was at King's College Hospital Denmark Hill site in each of the last seven years.

      Ambulance Services: Southwark

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many ambulances called in the London Borough of Southwark have responded outside the (a) Category A and (b) Category C response time target in each...

      King's College Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations at King's College Hospital were cancelled in each of the last seven years.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many therapists are working in primary care at (a) March 2017 and (b) the most recent date for which data is available.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department plans to roll-out nationally Mental Health Support Teams in 2022-23 in the event that the pilot phase is successful.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimate he has made of trends in the number of GPs.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to review and amend the Government's childhood obesity strategy over time to account for developments in the causes and extent of such...

      Public Health England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable is for the implementation of the recommendations of the McNeil Review into cancer patient data at Public Health England (PHE), and...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the report of the Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman, Ignoring the Alarms: How NHS Eating Disoider Services are Failing...

      University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust: Vacancies

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

      University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust: Acute Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to support acute services at University Hospital Coventry.

      Raine Syndrome: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of treatment provision for people diagnosed with Raine syndrome.

      Mental Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment his Department has made of the risk that cyber bullying poses to the mental health of children.

      Transplant Surgery: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the merits for England of the organ retrieval system in Northern Ireland.

      King's College Hospital: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients have died while on a waiting list at King's College Hospital in Denmark Hill for (a) heart surgery and (b) neurosurgery in each of the...

      King's College Hospital: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients have waited over 18 weeks for (a) elective operations and (b) non-surgical procedures at King's College Hospital's Denmark Hill site in...

      Postnatal Depression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, Health what discussions he has had with NCT on the identification of postnatal problems in that organisations Hidden Half campaign.

      EU Rapid Alert Systems for Food and Feed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the UK will continue to participate in the EU Rapid Alert Systems for Food and Feed after the UK leaves the EU.

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the potential benefit of measures to support organ donation other than an opt-out system.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Sanitary Protection: Scotland

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she has met her counterpart in the Scottish Government to discuss its initiative to provide sanitary products to women and girls on low incomes.

    • Government Equalities Office: Regulation

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the title was of each set of regulations introduced by her Department in each month since May 2010; which of those regulations have been (a)...

      Government Equalities Office: EU Law

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, which EU (a) Directives, (b) Regulations and (c) other legislation affecting her Department she is planning to propose (i) revocation and (ii)...

  • Department for Transport

    • Monarch Airlines: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Administrator's Report on the collapse of Monarch Airlines Group, published on 24 November, and the disclosure that...

    • Motorcycles: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 6 December (HL3547), which are the police forces that collect and publish statistics on the number of...

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 14 September (HL1402), whether they are now in a position to provide the data requested on the writing off...

      East-West Rail Link: Freight

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential market for freight services on the new Oxford to Cambridge rail line.

      High Speed Two: Redundancy Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what actions they are taking, following the finding by the National Audit Office in July regarding redundancy payments to staff that exceeded Department for...

      High Speed Two: Labour Turnover

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) rates of staff turnover at HS2 Limited, and (2) the impact of staff changes on the efficient running of that company; and...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 19 December (HL3919), whether they consider that it is safe to return personnel who...

    • Police: Biometrics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the police can automatically wipe custody images and facial biometrics at the point when a person is determined to be innocent; and if not, why not, and...

      Police: Biometrics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their proposals for automatic deletion of custody images and facial biometrics when the Police National Computer and the Police National Database are merged.

      Visas: Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many UK visas have been issued to persons living in Myanmar in each visa category since January 2016; and how many they estimate were to (1) Christians,...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Financial Reporting Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, whether they intend to submit a response to the independent review of the Financial Reporting Council's enforcement and sanctions published in October.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • USA: National Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the implications for the UK of the recently published United States national security strategy.

    • North Korea: Cybercrime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ability of the government of North Korea to (1) hack crypto-currency exchanges, (2) steal digital money, and...

      Honduras: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are making representations to (1) the government of Honduras, and (2) the Organization of American States, about (a) the disputed...

      Nepal: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the results of the most recent national, provincial and local elections in Nepal, and of their consequences for the UK.

      South Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the ability of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development to secure a peace agreement in South Sudan; and what assessment they...

      India: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of statistics published by Aid to the Church in Need showing that there were 316 attacks on Christians in the first five months of...

      Nigeria: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current levels of violence between religious groups in Nigeria, and of an estimate by the 2017 Global Terrorism Index which...

      Bahrain: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government following the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's shift in funding for Bahrain from the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund to the Global Britain Fund and the...

      Sayed Alwadaei

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 15 December (HL3730), and the concern expressed by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for...

      Bahrain: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain regarding the denial of adequate medical care and prevention of family visitation to...

      Sayed Alwadaei

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what evaluation they have made of the fairness of the trial of Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei’s in the light of concerns about the reported lack of physical...

      Nabeel Rajab

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the government of Bahrain's classification of Nabeel Rajab as a threat to prison population, and of his incarceration...

      Duaa Alwadaei

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recent charges brought against Duaa Alwadaei.

  • Attorney General

    • Rape: Trials

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions the Attorney General has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions regarding trials where the prosecution has ceased to prosecute rape cases in...

  • Department for International Development

    • Greek Islands: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what, if any, support they are providing to efforts by (1) the government of Greece, (2) the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and (3) Greek and international...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many further responses they received to their consultation Schools that work for everyone following the conclusion of the consultation period; how many of...

    • Universities: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the exposure of universities to illicit financial flows through university engagement with philanthropic sources of funding.

      Doctors: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many undergraduates in total were enrolled in UK university training to be doctors on 1 November of (1) 2010, (2) 2011, (3) 2012, (4) 2013, (5) 2014, (6) 2015,...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what ministerial visits to HM Prisons there were in (1) 2016, and (2) 2017.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Korea: Warships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what role they expect (1) HMS Argyll, and (2) HMS Sutherland, to play in supporting the United States military presence on and around the Korean Peninsula.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Squirrels: Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what contribution they made to the 2014 UK Squirrel Accord; and whether the red squirrel population is expanding relative to that of grey squirrels across the UK.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Ebbsfleet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many new homes have been built in Ebbsfleet since the creation of the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation.

    • Empty Property: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of increasing tax rates on the 280,000 privately owned long-term empty homes in England on the overall...

      Councillors: Council Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consequences a local authority monitoring officer would face, under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 or other relevant laws, if he or she allowed an...

  • HM Treasury

    • Credit Unions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they have given to credit unions in the UK in the last two financial years.

    • Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how the UK compares with the Republic of Ireland, Canada and New Zealand in the provision of personal credit to its citizens.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to establish, jointly with the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, a body to advise them on which...

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to publish a green paper on which powers currently vested in the EU could appropriately be devolved to Scotland, Wales and...

      Government Bills

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to introduce any bills in the current session using the special procedure for Law Commission bills.

      Census

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to include in the next census questions which measure social integration; and if so, what are those plans.

      OSCE Parliamentary Assembly

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why only three peers were appointed to the 13 strong delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Department for International Trade officials are based in Scotland; and what are the functions of those officials.

    • Department for International Trade: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in how many overseas locations Department for International Trade officials are co-located with the staff of Scottish Development International; and how this has...

      Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) UK exporters, and (2) Scottish exporters, have participated in the High Value Opportunity programme.

      Trade Missions: Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they hold on Scottish company representation on trade missions organised by the UK Government.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Youth Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they have spent on youth service in each of the last five years.

  • Department of Health

    • Nurses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many qualified nurses were employed in the NHS in each year since May 2010.

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