Written answers

Monday, 15 January 2018

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Department of Health and Social Care: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost of changing the name of his Department to the Department of Health and Social Care.

    • Health Services: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) general consultant-led outpatient clinics dealing with suspected cancer and Crohn’s disease and (b) nurse-led...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his ministerial responsibilities include children's social care.

      Soft Drinks: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he makes of the health effects of energy drink products on children aged 16 and under.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the take-up of the new enhanced influenza vaccine for the over-65s by (i) GPs and (ii) pharmacies in the...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to encourage the take-up of the new enhanced influenza vaccine for the over-65s for the 2018-19 influenza season with...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with representatives from (a) GPs, (b) patient organisations and (c) manufacturers on the availability of the...

      Mental Health Services: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of in-patient care available to women suffering from severe perinatal mental health...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Local Transformation Plans to improve the provision of local mental health and...

      NHS Walk-in Centres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many walk-in centres have closed in England since 2010; and in which locations those centres closed.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many children in England were referred to CAMHS in each year since 2010.

      Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has had discussions with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on the recruitment and retention of...

      Health Services: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the causes of absence of NHS staff in Oxfordshire due to (a) stress and (b) mental...

      Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will meet with the hon. member for Oxford West and Abingdon to discuss the availability of chemotherapy treatment offered by Oxford...

      Nurses: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the reasons for shortages in chemotherapy nurses in Oxfordshire; and if he will make a statement.

      Urinary Tract Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which minister in his Department will have responsibility for urological conditions.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will list the solicitors instructed to defend clinical negligence claims against the NHS where the claim has resolved, and for each...

      Health Professions: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many specialist cancer staff in (a) Oxfordshire and (b) England are non-UK EU citizens.

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department’s Task and Finish Working Group on brain tumours plans to publish its report.

      Heart Diseases: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation were available to the NHS in England and (b) were occupied in each week from 20...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of provision of FLUAD for those aged over 65 this winter.

      Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of people with sight loss.

      Ophthalmology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will identify opthalmology as a priority therapy area in its next mandate to NHS England.

      Ophthalmology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of workforce capacity in ophthalmology.

  • Prime Minister

    • Prime Minister: Brexit

      To ask the Prime Minister, who attended each meeting of (a) the European Union Exit and Trade Cabinet Committee, (b) the European Union Exit and Trade (Strategy and Negotiations) Cabinet...

    • Ministers: Pay

      To ask the Prime Minister, what the average salary is of (a) men and (b) women attending the Cabinet since the reshuffle on 8 January 2017.

      Ministers: Pay

      To ask the Prime Minister, how many unpaid members of her Government are (a) men and (b) women.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who previously qualified for disability living allowance have not been awarded personal independence payments following...

    • Social Security Benefits: Motor Neurone Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions the Minister of State for Disabled People has had with (a) the Motor Neurone Disease Association and (b) people with motor...

      Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many DS1500 forms his Department has processed since the introduction of universal credit.

      Universal Credit: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has provided specific guidance to staff for dealing with terminally ill people claiming universal credit; and if he...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to Answer of 21 December 2017 to Question 120097, what his definition of first contact is.

      Access to Work Programme: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that the cap on Access to Work funding does not affect deaf employees (a) applying for a...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the letter from the Minister for Employment to the hon. Member for Brighton Pavilion of 15 November 2017 on universal...

      Fracking: Ryedale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2017 to Question 115696 on fracking: Ryedale, whether Regulation 19 of the Offshore Installations and...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2017 to Question 117664, whether data on households in receipt of universal credit in which a child is...

      Personal Independence Payment: Forms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will provide (a) Hon. Members and (b) claimants with an email address by which personal independence payments claim forms can be sent to...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect on claimants of having their personal independence payments suspended while awaiting an appeal to...

      Social Security Benefits: Bethnal Green and Bow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of assessments for (a) employment and support allowance and (b) personal independence payments went to appeal in Bethnal Green...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons an explanation and breakdown of allowances is not provided to people by his Department when the amount of their employment...

      Jobcentres: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has to provide training to JobCentre staff to support refugees.

      Universal Credit: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on ensuring that newly recognised refugees receive the first...

      Personal Independence Payment: Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much public money has been spent on tribunals relating to Personal Independence Payments in 2016-17.

      Jobcentres: Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information her Department holds on the number of reports of abuse and harassment of staff at jobcentres by location over the last five years.

      Jobcentres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department plans to publish information on the (a) the number of staff, (b) number of clients seen and (c) the average length of...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason Universal Credit live service has been closed to new claims from 1 January 2018; and if she will make a statement.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which Jobcentre Plus offices which accepted claims for Universal Credit before 1 January 2018 no longer accept claims for Universal Credit as...

      Social Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect on low-income families in different local authorities of the devolution of control over the Social...

      Personal Independence Payment Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December to Question 117820, when her Department plans to respond to the recommendations of the second...

      Jobcentres: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December to Question 118098, what proportion of work coaches received the mental health training set out in the...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if her Department will undertake an end-to-end review of its approach to the work capability assessment process.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will carry out an assessment of the potential effect of the closure of Maryhill and Possilpark Jobcentre on levels of poverty in the...

      Social Security Benefits: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if her Department will take steps to monitor trends in the level of sanction decisions at Springburn Jobcentre for 12 months after the...

      Universal Credit: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the process is for splitting universal credit payments between adults in a household.

      Universal Credit: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether any applications for universal credit payments to be split between adults in a household have been declined.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Public Expenditure

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

      Universal Credit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 21 December 2017 to Question 120356, what the reasons are for the Qualifying Young Persons criteria in Universal...

      Jobcentres: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will place a set of electronic shapefiles showing in full the boundaries of all the areas of the UK covered by each different JobCentre...

      Housing Benefit: Refuges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much her Department spent on housing benefit for people living in refuge accommodation in (a) 2016-17 and (b) 2015-16.

  • Home Office

    • Licensing Act 2003

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Government plans to respond to the House of Lords Select Committee's post-legislative scrutiny report on the Licensing Act 2003,...

    • Trimega

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Written Statement of 21 November 2017, HCWS265, on toxicology, whether her Department distributed details of contract...

      Slavery: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much victims of modern day slavery and human trafficking received in subsistence support in each week of 2016-2017.

      Home Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding her Department has set aside by (a) division, (b) inspectorate, (c) non-ministerial government department and (d)...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether immigration detention centres receive extra funding for their involvement in routine processing of asylum claims.

      British Nationality: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many EU nationals, both adults and children, have been refused citizenship in each year between 2010 and 2017.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many EU nationals have been refused the right to remain in each year between 2010 and 2017.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the contribution to the public purse of applications for immigration after all costs to the Department are...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many decisions to cease asylum support were made in 2017.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many residents were accommodated in each asylum reception centre in the UK at the end of 2017.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applicants were granted permission to work in the UK in 2017.

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the terms of reference for the inquiry into the awarding of a contract for the national modern slavery helpline.

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to answer Questions 18035 and 118036 tabled on 6 December 2017 and Question 118101 tabled on 7 December 2017.

      Asylum: DNA

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to reinstate Government funding for DNA testing when it is required for asylum applications.

      Refugees: Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to amend immigration legislation to allow adult refugees in the UK to sponsor any dependent...

      Asylum: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will allow asylum seekers to work while awaiting a decision on their application for refugee status.

      Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government has taken towards formal ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many copies of her Department's leaflet entitled Help for adult victims of Modern Slavery: Your immigration options if you’ve been...

      Action Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will investigate the time taken to investigate cases at Action Fraud; and if she will ensure Action Fraud has the resources necessary...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the reasons for the rise in the number of asylum applications in the last 12 momths that have failed to...

      Asylum: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers classified as having special reception needs were detained in the UK by type of special reception need in 2017.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date the Government plans to publish the draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill.

      Hunting: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the extent of illegal foxhunting in Cheshire; and what steps her Department is taking to prevent illegal...

      Visas: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was paid by non-EU applicants for student visas; and what the average cost to the public purse was to process those applications in...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her Department's report, Asylum Migration and Integration Fund, List of Actions allocated funding, published in July 2017,...

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made for the adequacy of the performance of UK Visas and Immigration in regard to the (a) number of...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of her Department's monitoring procedures for legal compliance by private firms delivering...

      Police Custody: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the provision of tampons and sanitary towels is for women in custody at each police station in each constabulary in the West Midlands.

      Immigrants: Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Commonwealth citizens legally residing in the UK have been (a) deported and (b) detained in error by her Department in each of the...

      Visas: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unsuccessful student visa applications have been overturned on appeal in each of the last five years; and what was the average time...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the letter from the Hon. Member for Bishop Auckland dated 19 December 2017 on an asylum case.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information she holds on the number of unaccompanied minors seeking asylum in EU countries who have a family connection to the UK.

      Dublin Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to replicate Dublin III obligations within UK legislation once the UK has left the EU; and if she will make a statement.

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications were received for the post of Lead Commissioner for the Commission for Countering Extremism and when that appointment...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will provide details of the different stages of the procurement process for the Asylum Accommodation and Support Services Contract;...

      Dual Nationality: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the right of dual nationals of the UK and Ireland to bring a spouse...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations she has received on behalf of EU citizens who have married a UK citizen on their right to remain in the UK after...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received from organisations on behalf of EU citizens who (a) are homeless and b) have caring responsibilities...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Schools: North Down

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make it her policy to visit (a) schools with an integrated ethos and (b) other schools in North Down; and if she will make a statement.

    • Northern Ireland Assembly: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans she has to implement the recommendations made in the Reaney review of the salaries and staff allowances of members of the Northern...

      BBC Northern Ireland: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what representations she has made to the Northern Ireland Equality Commission on ensuring equal pay for BBC employees in Northern Ireland.

      Northern Ireland Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the conduct of the hon. Member for West Tyrone in relation to the Kingsmil massacre on...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Photographs: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will change the law to make it illegal to take a photograph of someone naked without their consent.

    • Third Sector: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to increase the number of funding sources available for charities and voluntary organisations.

      Tourism: Portsmouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what financial assistance her Department is providing to increase the number of visitors to Portsmouth.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the transparency data, DCMS gender pay gap 2016-2017, published on 18 December 2017, if she will publish the...

      Mayflower: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much and what proportion of the money committed to the East Midlands by his Department for the 2020 Mayflower Pilgrims...

      Athletics: Sportsgrounds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many athletics tracks have been (a) closed and (b) opened since the 2012 London Olympic Games.

      Sanitary Protection: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether there is a minimum limit above which charitable organisations must bid in applying for funding from the tampon tax fund.

      Tickets: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the effect of online ticket platforms on the affordability of tickets to entertainment events.

      Gambling: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with online gaming platform providers on ensuring that moderators identify and remove hate...

      Urban Areas: Culture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 234 of the Industrial Strategy, published in November 2017, to which cities will the £2 million in...

      Football Association: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much money the Football Association received from the public purse in each of the last five years.

      Erasmus+ Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many youth projects are supported by Erasmus Plus (Youth), and how many British young people have been supported by those...

      Creative Industries Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2017 to Question 118626, when the annual review of the membership of the Creative...

      Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when the Government plans to publish its response to the Leveson Inquiry.

  • Leader of the House

    • Sinn Fein: Finance

      To ask the Leader of the House, what steps she is taking to review the representative money allocated to Sinn Fein after the conduct of the hon. Member for West Tyrone in relation to the...

  • Department of Health

    • NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the oral contribution of the Foreign Secretary of 27 November 2017, Official Report, column 55, how much additional funding will be...

    • Department of Health: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of officials in his Department took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in the last year; and what proportion of total...

      Mental Health Services: Patients' Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) children and young people and (b) their families or carers understand their rights when entering...

      Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension (a) nationally and (b) in South Yorkshire in each of the last five years.

      Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to reduce incidences of pulmonary hypertension.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the cost of extending the HPV vaccine to teenage boys.

      Chronic Illnesses: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to expand routine outcome data collection for long-term conditions in children.

      Contraceptives: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve the implementation of NICE guidance on contraceptive services for people under 25.

      Shingles: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve the take-up of the shingles vaccine by people aged over 70.

      Department of Health: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the transparency data, MHRA gender pay gap report: 2016 to 2017, published on 18 December 2017, if he will break down the pay gap data...

      Behaviour Disorders: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether targets are in place for maximum waiting times for diagnosis of children with behavioural disorders such as ADHD.

      Ophthalmic Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department collects data on the number of hospital admissions for people with (a) age-related macular degeneration, (b) glaucoma and (c)...

      Ophthalmic Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will introduce a national eye health strategy to address the increase in the level of sight-threatening conditions.

      Coeliac Disease: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether staple gluten-free foods will continue to be available on prescription for people with coeliac disease.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many FP57 forms were processed by the NHS Business Services Authority in 2017 for people seeking a refund for prescription charges; and what the...

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff employed at (a) Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, (b) University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay, (c) Blackpool Teaching Hospitals are (i) being...

      Care Homes: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that care homes do not close as a result of the recent ruling on pay during sleep-in shifts.

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to encourage the use of social prescribing by GPs; and what recent discussions has he had with NHS Clinical Commissioners on social...

      Clinical Commissioning Groups: Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which Clinical Commissioning Groups have a policy of not accepting sponsorship from drug companies and similar organisations; and whether his Department...

      Hospitals: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of NHS appointments that have been cancelled or postponed in (a) Wakefield district and (b) West Yorkshire in the...

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to reduce pressure on NHS A&E departments in (a) South Tyneside, (b) Gateshead, (c) the North East and (d) England.

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the effect of changes in the value of the pound since June 2016 on NHS supply costs.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Health: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his Department's total spend on health research and development was in each of the last five years.

    • Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what mechanisms his Department uses to share best practice with other Government Departments on including provisions on...

      Met Office: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding has been provided to the Met Office in each of the last five years.

      Patents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Patents and Patents (Fees) (Amendment) Rules 2017 on the number of...

      Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has received on researchers being excluded from EU research projects as a result of the...

      Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of no deal with the EU on (a) the implementation of the industrial strategy...

      Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many full-time equivalent staff are employed in the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult; where those employees are...

      Post Offices: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timetable is to recruit new post-masters to the 776 sub-post offices which have temporarily closed.

      Energy: Households

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the average consumption of domestic energy and gas per household was for (a) those households in receipt of the...

      Energy: Standing Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on the proportion of average household domestic gas and electricity bills which...

      Research: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the yearly gross amount of public funding currently being invested in health...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reasons his Department's impact assessment on the Draft Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill does...

      Nuclear Safeguards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the cost to public purse of the (a) set-up of a domestic nuclear safeguards regime and (b)...

      Nuclear Safeguards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the cost to public purse of (a) procuring IT and (b) recruitment to set up a domestic...

      Nuclear Safeguards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has had recent discussions with counterparts in the Governments of (a) Australia, (b)...

      Nuclear Safeguards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent progress his Department has made on work to replace the UK's voluntary offer safeguards agreement with the...

      Parental Leave and Parental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the letter of 21 December 2017 from Minister for Small Businesses, Consumers and Corporate...

      Groceries Code Adjudicator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2017 to Question 117048 on Groceries Code Adjudicator, for what reasons the...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, on what date the first meeting of the Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Implementation Taskforce will...

    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of renaming his Department including signage, stationery,...

      Economic Regions: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the Government's plans are for the development of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

      Forests: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2017 to Question 117148 on forests: conservation, what criteria are used to...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to answer Question 116503, tabled on 29 November 2017.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reasons the Supporting the asylum dispersal scheme invitation for funding published on 23 November 2017,...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, which local authorities in England will be eligible to apply for the Supporting the asylum dispersal scheme; what...

      Regional Planning and Development: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that the UK Shared Prosperity Fund will offer assistance across the whole of the UK.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reasons the name of his Department has changed; and if he will make a statement.

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many Safeguarding Adults Reviews local authorities have commissioned as a result of the death of a rough sleeper...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he will implement a full defence review before 2020; and if he will make a statement.

    • Trident Missiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost to public purse of introducing the new Mark 4A non-nuclear arming, fusing and firing system to the UK’s Mark...

      North Korea: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has received reports of imminent missile test launches by North Korea; and if he will make a statement.

      National Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has requested the timetable for the completion of the National Security Capabilities Review to be extended until Autumn 2018.

      HMS Ocean

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what postings he plans for the crew of HMS Ocean following its decommissioning.

      Ministry of Defence: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's policy is on public access for walking and cycling on his Department's land.

      Military Bases: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which military bases, training centres, and other various military establishments are located in Wales.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK armed forces personnel by unit have participated in cold weather training in Norway in each year since 2007.

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what system of ice classification is used by the Royal Navy to describe the ability of ships to operate in low sea temperatures; what the features of...

      Armed Forces: Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to visit cadet detachments in Northern Ireland during 2018; and if he will make a statement.

      Veterans: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent estimate his Department has made of the employment levels of veterans (a) 6 months, (b) one year and (c) five years after leaving the armed...

      RAF Northolt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) military, (b) non-commercial civil, (c) commercial civil and (d) London Air Ambulance air movements there were at RAF Northolt in each...

      Type 31 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Type 31e frigate will be designed in the UK.

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what priority his Department accords to maintaining UK sovereign warship design capability; and if he will make a statement.

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what criteria will be applied when decisions are made between competing bids for the design of warships to assessing whether the UK's prosperity agenda...

      HMS Raleigh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total level of financial investment has been in the design and construction of the heavy replenishment-at-sea demonstration at HMS Raleigh and...

      Type 31 Frigates

      What progress he has made on implementing the National Shipbuilding Strategy and procuring the Type 31e frigate.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Churches: Bellringing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken within planning and other guidance to local authorities to support the continued ringing of...

    • Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many representations he received from business groups prior to the announcement of the local government finance settlement;...

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to encourage young people to seek election to local councils; and if he will make a statement.

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations he has received from English local authorities on the UK's withdrawal from the EU in the last six months;...

      Local Government: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department plans to improve the training offered to (a) leaders of local authorities and (b) local authority...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has conducted an impact assessment of the effect on high streets of changes to business rates.

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the (a) amount of time and (b) resources that his Department allocated to the production of impact...

      Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what spending controls apply to projects funded through the Shared Prosperity Fund.

      Building Regulations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made by his Department on implementing the outcome of the research it carried out in 2016 on evaluating...

      Ground Rent: Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to tackle the issue of exploitative ground rent charges being levied on leaseholders of non-new build...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what changes are planned for the (a) structure and (b) personnel of his Department as a result of its re-branding as the...

  • HM Treasury

    • Shipping: Solent

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has made to support the Solent’s ports and seafarers in the event that the EU and UK fail to negotiate a customs deal before the UK...

    • Agriculture: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has assessed the recommendations on taxation made by the Tenancy Reform Industry Group in October 2017.

      Poverty: Children

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of rising household debt on levels of child poverty.

      Revenue and Customs Digital Technology Services: Equal Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page five of the transparency data, RCDTS: gender pay gap report and data 2017, published on 21 December 2017, if he will break down the...

      Business: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many businesses have been supported by R&D tax relief in each NUTS 1 region in each year since 2006-07.

      Overseas Companies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department maintains a list of all UK companies which have a global turnover of more than (a) £16 million, (b) £26 million, (c)...

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much tax was paid to the public purse by private finance initiative companies, by sector, in each year since 2010.

      Older People: Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people aged 65 and over that will still be in employment in each year between 2018 and 2023.

      Shared Ownership

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of properties in (a) London, and (b) the UK have been bought through shared ownership in each of the last five years; and in what proportion...

      Banks: Closures

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with retail banks on branch closures by those banks.

      Arron Banks

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how he plans to ensure the information sharing gateway between the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Electoral Commission will allow the FCA to...

  • Department for International Trade

    • USA: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to ensure (a) Parliamentary and (b) public scrutiny of future British-American trade talks.

    • Iron and Steel: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many of the existing EU measures on steel and steel product dumping the Government plans to maintain after the UK leaves the EU.

      Iron and Steel: Dumping

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what process for receiving evidence on steel dumping will be established after the UK leaves the EU.

      Department for International Trade: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the UKEF Gender Pay Gap Report 2016-2017, if she will break down the pay gap data for (a) median, (b) mean and (c) bonus...

      Department for International Trade: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the 2016-17 data on the gender pay gap in his Department, if he will break down the pay gap data for (a) median, (b) mean...

      Department for International Trade: Public Expenditure

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

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to his article in The Times of 9 January 2018, which the 14 trade working groups across 21 countries are; how much funding...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to his article in The Times of 9 January 2018, whether representatives of any (a) NGOs, (b) trades unions, (c)...

      Arms Trade: Trade Fairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the cost to the public purse was of chaperoning foreign delegations in UK sponsored arms fairs; how many military escort officers...

      Trade Promotion: Conflict of Interests

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what measures he has put in place to ensure that people acting as trade ambassadors separate that role from any personal commercial...

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Travel

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

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the 100 metre residential impact figures for the proposed HS2 routes are for the number of properties affected at each location along the (a) M18...

      Railways: Wifi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve the quality and reliability of WiFi on rail services to and from Portsmouth.

      Community Transport: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to sections 19 and 22 of the Transport Act 1985, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of his Department's proposed...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department taking with electric vehicle manufacturers to ensure that a common charging connection is used for all electric vehicles.

      European Court of Justice: European Aviation Safety Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has sought legal advice on the relationship between the European Court of Justice and the European Aviation Safety Agency.

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to address safety concerns raised by driving test examiners in risk assessments in respect of the new driving test.

      Abandoned Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether there is a time frame in which the DVLA must (a) respond and (b) take action after the reporting of untaxed or abandoned vehicles on public roads.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 21 December 2017 to Question 120015 on High Speed 2 railway line, if he will name (a) all 12 applications made to the HS2...

      M5

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to make the M5 in the South West a smart motorway.

      Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people have travelled to work using public transport in each year since 2010.

      Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of people who travel to work by (a) car, (b) bus and (c) rail in (i) the North East, (ii) Tyne and...

      A19: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve road safety on the A19 road in north-east England.

      West Midlands Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the conditions of the new West Midlands franchise require a second member of staff to be retained on every train.

      Travel: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of people who travel to work by (a) car, (b) bus and (c) rail in (I) the West Midlands and (ii)...

      Roads: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve road safety in (a) the West Midlands (b) Coventry.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Competition and Markets Authority's document on Competition in passenger rail services in Great Britain published in March 2016,...

      Railways: Social Enterprises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to encourage social enterprises and co-operatives to enter the rail industry; and if he will make a statement.

      Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many minor ports across the UK are currently in operation.

      Cars: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many cars were (a) imported and (b) exported by air freight over the past year.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what options were assessed in the options paper for the development of potential infrastructure options for the Transpennine route upgrade.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what options were recommended in the options paper for the development of potential infrastructure for the Transpennine route upgrade.

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 4 November 2016 to Question 51330, what progress his Department has made on introducing (a) flexible ticketing and (b)...

      Department for Transport: Public Expenditure

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

      Silvertown Tunnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects the Silvertown crossing to be completed.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Burma: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his Department's policy is on the British Embassy and other UK Government offices in Myanmar purchasing goods or services...

    • Libya: Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports his Department has received on slavery and abuse of migrants in Libya; and whether he has raised the...

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to the Bahraini Government on the alleged mistreatment of (a) Bahraini opposition leader...

      Bahrain: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which institutions and organisations in Bahrain will directly benefit from the (a) Global Britain and (b) Integrated Activity...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the transparency document entitled Foreign and Commonwealth Office Gender Pay Gap Report, if he will set out...

      Colombia: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support the Colombian Government in (a) progressing peace talks with the ELN, (b)...

      Egypt: Ahmadiyya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has made representations to the Egyptian Government on the arrest of 25 Ahmadi Muslims in that country...

      EU Immigration: Hungary and Poland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will hold discussions with his Hungarian and Polish counterparts on the acceptance of migrants under the EU quota scheme;...

      Bangladesh: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will stop providing support, aid and training to the security services in Bangladesh in the event that allegations of...

      Crimes Against Humanity: Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support the arrest and apprehension of those individuals with outstanding ICC Arrest...

      Bangladesh: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Africa of 9 January 2018, on human rights, Official Report, col. 162,...

      Egypt: Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will he make representations to the Egyptian Government on the attack on Mar Mina Church in Helwan on 29 December 2017 by...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Myanmar on ensuring unimpeded and timely humanitarian access to...

      USA: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions has he had with his US counterpart on changes that country plans to make to its nuclear policy.

      North Korea: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on the degree of religious freedom in North Korea, and what steps he is taking to promote...

      Sudan: Migration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) undertaken on the drivers of migration from and through Sudan;...

      Somalia: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of religious freedom in Somalia; what representations his Department has made to the Somali...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she plans to support the charity Theirworld's #RewritingTheCode campaign on attitudes and behaviours that prevent girls and...

    • South Sudan: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of humanitarian access to South Sudan.

      Rohingya: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many charities and non-governmental organisations received funding from her Department for projects relating to the Rohingya...

      Rohingya: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department has spent in response to the Rohingya refugee crisis to date.

      Rohingya: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with her counterparts in other countries on prioritising financial support in response to the...

      Department for International Development: Public Expenditure

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

  • Department for Education

    • Department for Education: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of officials in her Department took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in the last year; and what proportion of...

    • Hearing Impairment: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of local authorities provide radio aids hearing technology to assist deaf children in educational settings.

      Pupils: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department holds on the number of school absences caused by girls’ inability to access free sanitary products.

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the National Education Union report on Sexism in schools published in December 2017, what steps his Department is taking to ensure...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which local authorities have applied to her Department for authorisation to make further deductions or variations to the limits set out in the School...

      Office for Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many applications were received to serve on the board for the Office for Students.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to increase the number of children receiving free school meals who are entitled to them.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the reason is for the difference in the repayment thresholds for Plan 1 and Plan 2 loan schemes.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason students with a Student Loan living in countries with higher tax rates are subject to a lower repayment threshold than students living...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons the Student Loan repayment rate is calculated using gross salary levels.

      Office for Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the selection criteria were for positions on the board of the Office for Students.

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure equality in survivor benefits for widows and widowers in the Teachers’ pension scheme.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of families that will become ineligible for free school meals as a result of proposed changes to the net...

      Sign Language: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 17 September 2017 to Question 112129, on sign language: GCSE, whether a Level 2 qualification in British Sign Language would...

      Pupils: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department plans to issue to schools on tackling peer-on-peer sexual abuse.

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will take steps to improve and strengthen the teaching of consent during sex and relationship education in schools.

      Pre-school Education: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2017 to Question 117664, what use her Department makes of the information on qualifying households in receipt of...

      Pre-school Education: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department will be taking account of families in receipt of universal credit when evaluating and benchmarking the take-up of the free...

      Free School Meals: Wansbeck

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of families in Wansbeck constituency who would be entitled to free school meals under the pre-universal...

      Office for Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many candidates were (a) considered, (b) shortlisted and (c) interviewed for positions on the board of the Office for Students; and if she will...

      Office for Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people were identified as suitable for appointment in the recruitment process for the board of the Office for Students but were not appointed.

      Office for Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the response by the Universities Minister on the 8 January 2018 to the Urgent Question on the appointment of Toby Young to the board of...

      Office for Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation of 8 January 2018, how many candidates...

      Universities: Freedom of Expression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his Department's policy is on the no-platforming at universities of (a) Al-Muhajiroun, (b) the British National Party, (c) the English Defence...

      Teachers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 2 November to Question 110214 on Science: Teachers, what analysis has been conducted to assess the effect of increasing...

      Schools: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department plans to publish its response to Sir Nick Weller's report on the Northern powerhouse schools strategy.

      Office for Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Consumer Rights Act 2015, what responsibilities the Office of Students will have to uphold the consumer rights of students.

      Wakefield City Academies Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for School Standards on the 6 November 2017, Official Report, column 1178, whether the...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average weekly cost was of a childcare place in Greater London in each year since 2010.

      Assessments: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps his Department has put in place to reduce instances of cheating in GCSE and A Level exams.

      Students: Part-time Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2018 to Question 120227, what assessment he has made of the effect of his proposals for two-year university...

      Office for Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the timetable is to fill the vacancy on the board of the Office for Students.

      Office for Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many candidates interviewed for appointment to the Board of the Office for Students scored more highly at interview than Toby Young.

      Academies: School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what percentage of academies founded between January 2010 and June 2014 have voluntarily signed up to the national school food standards.

      Universities Superannuation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to encourage Universities UK to resolve the dispute over the Universities Superannuation Scheme.

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason the Early Years Investment Fund has been closed.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) childminders and (b) group-based childcare settings rated (i) good and (ii) outstanding by Ofsted in each local authority have left the...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many eligibility codes for 30 hours of free childcare have been issued for the January term in (a) the England, (b) each region of England and (c)...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of eligibility codes for 30 hours of free childcare issued for the January term have been validated in (a) England, (b) each region of...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to provide more information on extending the eligibility for 30 hours of childcare to foster children.

      Teachers: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teachers who qualified in (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15, (c) 2015-16, and (d) 2016-17 have left the profession.

      Church Schools: Catholicism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will meet representatives of Catholic education to discuss the requirements for the opening of new Catholic schools; and if he will make a statement.

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the role of maintained nursery schools in tackling educational inequalities; and if he will make a statement.

      Free School Meals: Warrington North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) children eligible for free school meals in the Warrington North constituency and (b) children who would...

      GCSE: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils achieved five or more GCSEs graded A*-C who were (a) eligible for and (b) not eligible for free school meals by (i) gender and (ii)...

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to extend entitlement to a late spouse's teacher's pension to remarried surviving spouses of teachers who retired or...

  • Church Commissioners

    • St Elisabeth's Church, Eastbourne

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, if the Church Commissioners will extend the period for consultation on the proposed demolition of St Elisabeth's...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Sugar Beet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to support the UK beet sugar industry in (a) Bury St Edmunds, (b) the East of England and c) the UK...

    • Exhaust Emissions: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of devolving powers to the Greater London Authority on the regulation of...

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to review fly-tipping penalties and sentences.

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of fly-tipping on local environments and wildlife.

      Natural England: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the transparency document entitled Natural England Gender Pay Gap Report 2017, if he will set out the pay...

      Power Stations: Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has received representations on the underground drilling at the Northern Power Plant in Chunnakam,...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many herds have been subject to interferon gamma testing in each of the (a) low, (b) edge and (c) high-risk bovine...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many herds in (a) Gloucestershire, (b) Somerset and (c) Dorset were subject to interferon gamma testing in each of the...

      Incinerators: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has commissioned research into the potential effect of increased incineration capacity on levels of recycling;...

      Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, from which local authorities he has received representations on their waste processing capacity as a result of the ban by...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

  • Attorney General

    • John Worboys

      To ask the Attorney General, how many requests were received by his Department requesting the referral of the sentence in R v John Worboys to the Court of Appeal under the Unduly Lenient Sentence...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: Regulation

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

    • Prisons: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will pause the roll-out of the smoke-free prison scheme in the light of the judgement of the Supreme Court of 19 December 2017 on smoking in prisons.

      Prisons: Staff

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

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2017 to Question 118802, what other institutions referred to in that answer will provide data for the...

      Ministry of Justice: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the (a) amount of time and (b) resources that his Department allocated to the production of impact assessments on the UK...

      Ministry of Justice: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, 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)...

      Ministry of Justice: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the extent to which non-disclosure agreements are being used to conceal actions that are against civil or criminal law.

      Liverpool Prison: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the recent report of Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons on HMP Liverpool, what steps his Department will take to address safety...

      Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance is issued to Coroners on respect for religious beliefs which require speedy burial following death.

      Asylum: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many requests for legal assistance were made by asylum applicants during the first instance procedure in 2017.

      Refugees: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications for exceptional case funding for refugee family reunion applications under part 11 of the Immigration Rules have been (a) received...

      Prisons: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken to reduce overcrowding on the prison estate in the last six months.

      Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Victim Contact Officers have been employed in each region in each year since 2010.

      Courts: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will meet the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland and the hon. Member for Sunderland Central to discuss the future of the Sunderland Court Estate.

      Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 8 January to Question 120488, for what reasons that Answer did not provide information on what categories of information the...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of 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 the...

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December to Question 119017, how much HM Courts and Tribunal Service has spent on agency staff pay in each year since 2010.

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners serving an indeterminate sentence of imprisonment for public protection have been freed by the Parole Board in each of the last two...

      Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department has spent on victims' support services in each year since 2010.

      Parole Board: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the budget for the Parole Board has been in each year since 2010.

      Prisons: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 8 January 2018 to Question 120491, for what reasons his Department is unable to provide a year-to-year comparison of the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Meetings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to publish transparency data for his meetings from March to December 2017.

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2017 to Question 119260, whether his Department has a minimum acceptable level for the (a) accuracy and (b)...

      Government Departments: Reorganisation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the total cost to the public purse of renaming Government Departments following the Cabinet reshuffle.

      Cabinet Office: Policy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his policy priorities are for the next 12 months; and whether he plans to bring forward any legislative proposals in that time.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the timetable is for the establishment of the inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal.

  • Home Office

    • Prostitution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 5 January (HL4302) concerning offences relating to prostitution, (1) whether they will...

    • Lead: Theft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many incidents of the theft of lead from church roofs were reported in each of the past five years; what was the weight of the lead stolen in each of...

      Antisocial Behaviour: Public Transport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many public transport operators have (1) applied, and (2) been granted, powers by the police to tackle anti-social behaviour since 2012.

      Litter

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any assessment of the use and effectiveness of Community Protection Notices in reducing litter around restaurants and shops.

      Road Traffic Offences: Mobile Phones

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that police forces adopt and implement a consistent definition of what constitutes use of a mobile phone whilst driving; and...

      Offences against Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 21 December 2017 (HL4228), whether they have made any assessment of the finding of the report by...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Parliament: Correspondence

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how many items of correspondence were received in the Palace of Westminster in 2017; and of those, what proportion was received in the House of Lords.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Small Businesses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the results of the survey conducted by the Federation of Small Businesses that one in seven small business owners plan to...

    • Small Businesses: Billing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address concerns about late payments to small to medium sized businesses.

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