Written answers

Monday, 22 January 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress he has made on the introduction of part-time season tickets on the railways.

    • Taxis: Assistance Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on the draft accessibility action plan for private hire vehicle passengers with assistance dogs.

      Taxis: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department's working group on taxi and private hire licensing plans includes in its remit disability equality training for drivers.

      Motor Vehicles: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress is being made on his Department's work leading a glare group as part of the UN expert group on vehicle lighting.

      Department of Transport: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many vehicles in his Department's fleet are (a) electric vehicles and (b) ultra-low emission vehicles.

      Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of introducing 20mph speed limits on reducing the number of road traffic-related deaths.

      Valuation Office Agency: Shrewsbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress is being made on the sale of the Valuation Office Agency testing facility in Shrewsbury.

      Railway Stations: Portsmouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to implement capital improvements to (a) Portsmouth Harbour Station and (b) other railway stations in Portsmouth.

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure value for money for rail commuters.

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has discussed rail fares with his counterparts in (a) Italy, (b) Germany and (c) France.

      Pedicabs: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many accidents involving pedicabs have been reported in each of the last three years; and what steps his Department is taking to reduce accidents...

      Shipping: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) passenger (b) roll-on roll-off passenger ships registered on the Paris MoU on Port State Control’s White List have been detained...

      International Maritime Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, who the members of the Government’s official delegations were at all meetings of the International Maritime Organisation’s Marine...

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what rail improvement contracts Carillion plc holds in (a) the West Midlands and (b) Coventry.

      Motor Vehicles: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of providing Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles manufacturers with a specific derogation period...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Companies House: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on business and public confidence of the HM Revenue and Customs'...

    • Queen's University Belfast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with Queen's University on funding for that institution for medical research.

      Consumers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 12 October 2017 to Question 106304, whether his Department has set a date for the roundtable...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many applications were received for the On-street Residential Chargepoint scheme in the current funding round.

      Companies: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2017 to Question 118852, on Money Laundering, how frequently and in relation to...

      Offshore Structures: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what guidance the Oil and Gas Authority provides to drilling companies on the decommissioning of semi-submersible...

      Offshore Structures: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the carbon footprint of the North Sea decommissioning market in each year to 2025.

      Companies: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how he categorises different submissions that have been made through the Companies House's register of companies Report...

      Shipping: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on the inclusion of the shipping industry in the UN Framework...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Ministerial Powers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many ministerial directions were issued to his Department in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) 2017.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to make available quantitative data on the effect of a price cap on (a) investment in the energy...

      Companies House: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 10 January 2018 to Question 121070, how many staff at Companies House monitor the accuracy of...

      European Social Fund: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the total number of disability projects is that have been funded by European Social Funding in each year since 2007.

      Carillion: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support SMEs and their employees in Carillion's supply chain following that company's...

      Carillion: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate the Government has made of the number of companies affected by the liquidation of Carillion; and what...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • South Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the current status is of peace talks between the different parties in South Sudan; and if he will make an estimate of the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Testicular Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people were diagnosed with testicular cancer in each of the last five years; and what the age groups of those people are.

    • Drugs: Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many deaths were related to (a) benzodiazepines, (b) Z-drugs and (c) antidepressants in each of the last 12 months.

      Census: Cornwall

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he had made an assessment of the potential merits of adding a tick box for Cornish nationality in the next census; and if he will make a statement.

      New Businesses

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many new businesses have been started in (a) Swindon and (b) England in each year since 2010.

      Census: Cornwall

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will include Cornish as an ethnicity in the 2021 census.

      Life Expectancy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what information he holds on which (a) local authority areas and (b) parliamentary constituencies have shown a decline in life expectancy since 2010.

      Lung Cancer: Halton

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people have been diagnosed with lung cancer in Halton constituency in each year since 2012.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Health Services and Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to integrate health and social care policy.

    • NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many non-UK EU nationals were employed by the NHS in children’s services in each of the last three years.

      GP at Hand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2017 to Question 117917, when his Department plans to publish the first evaluation of the effect of...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many vehicles in his Department's fleet are (a) electric vehicles and (b) ultra-low emission vehicles.

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve the rate of early diagnosis of cancer.

      Postnatal Depression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department are taking to improve post-natal mental health care provision.

      Epilepsy: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to encourage use of the Epilepsy Passport.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of people discharged from mental health treatment in hospitals have had support from crisis resolution teams...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Ministerial Powers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many ministerial directions were issued to his Department in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) 2017.

      Mental Health Services: Mothers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that new mothers' mental health problems are identified as early as possible.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Education Policy Institute’s report Access and Waiting Times in Children and Young People’s Mental...

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his tweet (18) on crisis care of 20 November 2017, what evidence he has to suggest that the roll-out of liaison...

      Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of health-based places of safety which accept people under the age of 16.

      Mental Health Services: Police Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to NHS England's target to roll out liaison and diversion services to all police custody suites and courts by April 2017,...

      Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of people detained under section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983 were conveyed to hospital by (a) an ambulance and (b)...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made on implementing the recommendation of the Mental Health Taskforce Five Year Forward View for Mental Health,...

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding has been allocated to mental health services in England in each of the last seven years.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made on implementing the recommendation of the Mental Health Taskforce Five Year Forward View for Mental Health,...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 20 November 2016 to Question 113128 on Mental Health Services, if he will publish the date for the planned...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer 20 November 2017 to Question 113128 on Mental Health Services, how times he has met with NHS England officials to...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 20 November 2017 to Question 113128 on Mental Health Services, what assessment he has made of the effect of the...

  • Department for Education

    • Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many facilities management contracts Carillion plc holds with schools.

    • Academies: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of academies in (a) the West Midlands and (b) Coventry have contracts with Carillion plc for catering services.

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on contracts between (a) schools and (b) further education colleges in England and Carillion Group.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2018 to Question 121612, what the cost to the public purse is of renaming of his...

    • Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will provide a list of the local authorities contacted by his Department following the liquidation of Carillion...

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of Carillion's remaining outstanding liabilities to the local government sector.

  • Scotland Office

    • Carillion: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what representations he has received on the effect of the Carrillion entering liquidation on the non-construction services it provides in Scotland.

    • Scotland Office: Beverage Containers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate has been made of the number of single use disposable cups that are (a) used each year and (b) sent for recycling by his Department.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many vehicles in her Department's fleet are (a) electric vehicles and (b) ultra-low emission vehicles.

    • Personal Independence Payment: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it possible for people to claim for Personal Independence Payments through an online platform in line with the...

      Social Security Benefits: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress GovCoin, Barclays, RWE npower and University College London on behalf of the Department have made in developing technology that...

      Personal Independence Payment: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department holds data on customer satisfaction for the disability assessment service for personal independence payments; and if...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of personal independence claims were (a) rejected, (b) appealed and (c) went to tribunal in each of the last six...

      Social Security Benefits: Forms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken to ensure that benefit assessment and claim forms are offered in accessible formats.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of paying parents involved in pay arrangements though the child maintence service who are...

      Mortgages: Interest Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of amount to be loaned to homeowners in the first year following the conversion of the Support for...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether it is her Department's policy for all claimants to receive a copy of their personal independence payment assessment report.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to tackle miscalculations of child maintenance liabilities by paying parents who are (a) self-employed or...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons arrears payable for child maintenance that require the Child Maintenance Service to arrange payments via the employer only...

      Social Security Benefits: Motor Neurone Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people diagnosed with motor neurone disease and in receipt of benefits have been through the process to have their benefits...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much her Department has spent on benefit appeals in each year since 2010 by type of benefit payment.

  • Home Office

    • Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the number of hate crimes that have been reported to police in each of the last five years.

    • Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to run a consultation on the proposed Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill.

      Money Laundering

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2017 to Question 118851, on Money Laundering, what steps he is taking within the reform to the SARs...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many procedural errors have been made in applications for leave to remain in each of the last five years.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the number of procedural errors occurring in applications for leave to remain.

      Immigrants: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people applying for leave to remain have been asked to pay an additional fee for the Immigration Health Surcharge after paying the...

      Home Office: Ministerial Powers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many ministerial directions were issued to her Department in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) 2017.

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people assigned for deportation have (a) sustained injuries or (b) died (i) immediately before boarding or (ii) onboard deportation...

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the nature of the links between the political and military wings of Hezbollah; and if she will make a statement.

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received on proscribing Hezbollah; and if she will make a statement.

  • HM Treasury

    • Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the monies accrued to the public purse of (a) freezing the personal allowance at £12,000 and (b) freezing the higher-rate...

    • Temporary Employment: Private Sector

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made by his Department on its proposed consultation on off-payroll working rules in the private sector; and if he will make a statement.

      Temporary Employment: Private Sector

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to review entitlement to employee benefits as part of his Department's proposed consultation on off-payroll working rules in...

      Temporary Employment: Private Sector

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will prioritise a review of the accuracy of the IR35 Digital Tool known as CEST as part of his Department's proposed consultation on off-payroll...

      Economic Growth: Productivity

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of low productivity growth since 2010.

      Treasury: Electric Vehicles

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many vehicles in his Department's fleet are (a) electric vehicles and (b) ultra-low emission vehicles.

      Ports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether British ports will be designated as free ports after the UK leaves the EU.

      European Investment Bank

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how does his Department plan to replace European Investment Bank (EIB) investment in the UK after the UK has left the EU; and what assessment his...

      Health Insurance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will take steps to encourage the uptake of private health insurance to relieve pressures on the NHS.

      PAYE: Income Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to display the annual cash value of changes in income tax on PAYE pay slips.

      Income Tax: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in (a) North Swindon constituency, (b) Swindon, (c) England and (d) the UK were (i) removed from paying income tax and (ii) paid reduced...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the number of parents who have been affected by the error on the Childcare Service website which incorrectly tells...

      Redundancy Pay: Repayments

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what mechanisms exist to recover unauthorised redundancy payments made by a company funded by the Government through grant in aid.

      Money Laundering: EU Law

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of (a) progress on implementing the Fourth EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive, (b) the performance of HM Revenue and Customs as...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in Hull (a) receive childcare vouchers and (b) have registered for tax-free childcare.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Children

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the number of families whose tax credits have been altered by the two-child limit on tax credits since its...

      Intestacy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money had been collected and held by the Treasury Solicitor from unclaimed estates in the last five years.

      Red Diesel: Public Consultation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish the outcomes of his Department’s red diesel call for evidence, which ran from 20 March 2017 to 30 June 2017.

      Treasury: Regulation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, 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) subject to...

      Child Benefit: Uprating

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a triple lock protection for child benefit to adjust for rising living...

      North Sea Oil: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the tax cuts for North Sea Oil companies in Autumn Budget 2017 on the UK's carbon reduction...

      Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department was first made aware of plans by the Royal Bank of Scotland to close 259 of its branches.

      Treasury: EU Law

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which EU (a) Directives, (b) Regulations and (c) other legislation affecting his Department he is planning to propose (i) revocation and (ii) amendment of...

      Consumers

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to increase the ability of regulators and consumer enforcement bodies to order fines against companies that have been found to have...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many vehicles in his Department's fleet are (a) electric vehicles and (b) ultra-low emission vehicles.

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, for what reasons the Government did not conduct regional alongside sectoral analyses of the impact of the UK of leaving EU.

      National Assembly for Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the Prime Minister's oral contribution of 17 January 2018, Official Report, column 884, what extra powers for...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many vehicles in his Department's fleet are (a) electric vehicles and (b) ultra-low emission vehicles.

    • Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with local authorities whose libraries were outsourced to Carillion plc on ensuring that they can...

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Overcrowding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 4 December 2017 (HL3345), whether they are satisfied that train franchisees match capacity to need when...

    • Cycleways: West Yorkshire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, or propose to have, with (1) local authorities, and (2) other interested parties concerning completion of a cycle route along...

      London-Brighton Railway Line: Fares

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to review the impact of rail price increases on the employment and real incomes of those who commute to London by train from Brighton.

      East Coast Rail Franchise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether (1) Stagecoach, and (2) Virgin Railways, (a) are obliged, and (b) have committed, to make any payment to HM Government to cover losses that those companies...

      East Coast Rail Franchise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Secretary of State for Transport has issued a ministerial direction on any matters related to the termination of the East Coast rail franchise.

      Pedicabs: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 14 September 2017 (HL1408) about the steps they intend to take to regulate rickshaws and pedicabs...

      Public Transport: Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the steps taken by public transport operators to meet their legal duty to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour on vehicles and...

      Ports: Infrastructure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the necessary infrastructure at ports is in place before the UK fully leaves the EU.

      M3: Windlesham

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect Woodlands Lane Bridge over the M3 motorway at Windlesham to re-open.

      Road Traffic Offences: Mobile Phones

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they propose to clarify the criminal law relating to the use of mobile phones and similar devices by motorists.

      Driver Information Systems

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to review the criminal law relating to the use by drivers of satellite navigation apps on mobile devices, and to introduce legislation to...

      Motor Vehicles: ICT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to review the criminal law relating to the use of all in-car devices which could act as a distraction to drivers, and to introduce legislation...

      Aviation: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 21 December 2017 (HL3983), whether they have any plans to seek to ensure that there is an agreed...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Financial Reporting Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why companies, pension funds and taxpayer-funded public bodies are served notices by the Financial Reporting Council requesting payment for a charge described as a...

    • Financial Reporting Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the opening of an office in Brussels by the Financial Reporting Council for lobbying activity was authorised by the Cabinet Office as required by the...

      Financial Reporting Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which transfers of staff from the Financial Reporting Council to (1) the International Accounting...

      Financial Reporting Council: Public Appointments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the re-appointment of Sir John Sunderland to the Board of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) in 2007 following his...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • USA: National Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they intend to make to the government of the United States following the publication of the US national security strategy on 18 December 2017.

    • Bahrain: Capital Punishment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any representations to the government of Bahrain regarding (1) the death sentences passed on six civilians by the Supreme Military Court on...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Care Homes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many residential care beds there were in England in (1) 2005, (2) 2010, and (3) 2015.

    • Naloxone

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following research by Release in regard to variation in the provision of, and access to, the potentially lifesaving drug naloxone, what assessment they have made...

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Glyphosate

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings of Defarge et al in Toxicity of formulants and heavy metals in glyphosate-based herbicides and other pesticides...

  • Home Office

    • Undocumented Migrants: Bank Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many names are on the Home Office’s list of disqualified persons which is shared with Cifas for the purposes of implementation of the responsibilities of...

  • HM Treasury

    • Christine Lagarde

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reputational risks associated with hosting an International Monetary Fund event at which Christine Lagarde, who was found...

    • Imports: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address concerns about disruptions in cash flows if businesses are required to pay VAT upfront on imports following Brexit.

      Financial Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the usefulness of the EU legal concepts of reverse solicitation and indirect clearing arrangements in the event of a no-deal...

      Trusts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to tackle the use of trust funds (1) to avoid tax, and (2) to claim benefits which would not otherwise be available.

      Caledonian MacBrayne

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Caledonian MacBrayne registered their sea-going employees in a company registered in Guernsey; and, if so, how much revenue was foregone by HMRC in...

      Financial Services: UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to offer reassurance to financial industries regarding their capability to continue to operate in the EU, in the light of comments by Mr...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what checks have taken place to ensure that Permanent Secretaries have mechanisms in place to ensure that civil servants who advise Ministers are aware of the...

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 5 December 2017 (HL3493), what significant increase in the decision-making powers for the devolved...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the headline figures for net immigration into the UK for each of the last ten years; and what is the margin of error in thousands in each case.

      Public Consultation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance is made available to Ministers regarding the need to maintain, and appear to maintain, an open mind during Government policy consultations.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: Iran

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to make it a precondition of any proposals to increase trade between the UK and Iran that the government of Iran adhere to international human...

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