Written answers

Thursday, 25 January 2018

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Health Education: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Facts4Life programme on health education for young people; and if he plans to roll out...

    • Medical Treatments: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on the public purse of the UK entering the top quartile of comparator countries for the speed...

      NHS: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many healthcare staff have been physically attacked or assaulted at (a) Ipswich Hospital, (b) other healthcare provider settings in...

      NHS: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of the requirement to respond to subject access requests free of charge after 25 May...

      Minor Injuries Units: Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to utilise the role of NHS minor injury units in (a) St. Austell and (b) Newquay to reduce pressures...

      Soft Drinks: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to assess the potential merits of introducing a ban on energy drinks for people under 16 years of age.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to offer dietary education programmes to children and parents to help curb childhood obesity.

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether there are plans to ensure that the FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system is available to all people with diabetes.

      Diabetes: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether there are plans to introduce a Diabetes Specialist Nurses qualification to ensure standardisation of care for people with diabetes.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospitals and care centres operate a newly diagnosed support and care programme for people with diabetes.

      Chronic Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to make it easier for people with (a) diabetes and (b) other chronic conditions to access their patient records.

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on ensuring that food labelling for...

      NHS: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his letter to the hon. Member for Tottenham of 9 January 2018, when he is planning to review the effect of upfront charging...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to simplify funding streams for general practice.

      Gray Zone Lymphoma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance NICE has issued on gray zone lymphoma.

      Gray Zone Lymphoma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what public funds are available to treat patients suffering from gray zone lymphoma.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many contracts his Department holds with government strategic suppliers.

      Hospitals: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2018 to Question 121387, on hospitals: West Yorkshire, if he will provide that data from 1 December 2017.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many Units of Dental Activity were delivered in (a) Bury North constituency, (b) Greater Manchester and (c) England in each of the...

      Dentistry: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many overseas qualified dentists are waiting for a Performer Number by country of origin; and what the the average waiting time has...

      Thyroid Gland: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that medicines approved for patients with thyroid conditions are competitively priced.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to treat and support prisoners who are addicted to psychoactive substances.

      Prescription Drugs: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of re-packaging unused medication that has been returned to pharmacies to reduce...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients in the last three years have been referred by their GP for elective care but have been refused treatment due to...

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what analysis he has made of the exposure of NHS trusts to the liquidation of Carillion.

      Clinical Trials: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the scientific community on the regulatory changes needed to ensure that the UK will have continued...

      University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of patients at University Hospital Coventry were treated in A&E within one hour of their arrival at that hospital in...

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department's news story of 9 August 2017, 1,500 extra medical undergraduate places confirmed, how those training...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money his Department owed to Carillion plc in outstanding payments before that company's liquidation.

      Accountable Care Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, to what individual or body Accountable Care Organisations will be accountable.

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has he made of the effect on the NHS of the liquidation of Carillion plc.

      Health Services and Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to reform the funding of the NHS and adult social care; and what the timetable is for bringing forward proposals on...

      Mental Health Services: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the written evidence submitted to the Public Accounts Committee by NHS England on 23 October 2017, MHP0008, on mental...

      Mental Health Services: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the written evidence submitted by NHS England to the Public Accounts Committee on 23 October 2017, NHS England MHP0008,...

      East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with East of England Ambulance Service Trust since 17 January 2018 on ambulance delays during...

  • Prime Minister

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Carers: Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of personal independence payments assessments on carers of people with disabilities.

    • Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will review the accuracy of reporting on DLA and PIP assessments; and if she will update best practice guidance for producing these reports.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people who were successful in appeals for Employment Support Allowance were (a) evicted or (b)...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many contracts her Department holds with government strategic suppliers.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance his Department provides on allowing disability benefit assessors to provide feedback on mistakes or errors that occur during...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons work capability assessment reports are not released to claimants until a decision has been made on their claim; and if she...

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the increased footfall at (a) Newlands and (b) Laurieston jobcentres resulting from the closure of Langside jobcentre.

      Statutory Sick Pay: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the timetable is for the Government's proposed consultation on statutory sick pay.

      Universal Credit: Enfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have had payment of universal credit delayed by (a) one week, (b) two weeks, (c) three weeks or (d) four weeks or more in (i)...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2018 to Question 121884, when her Department plans to begin testing new approaches to Work Capability...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2018 to Question 121884, who the stakeholders are whom her Department is approaching to be involved in...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Former Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many former Conservative Members of Parliament who were defeated at the 2017 general election and who now work in her Department were...

      Work Capability Assessment

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

      Universal Credit: Income Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons a claimant's weekly income tax rebate is regarded as earnings under universal credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claims for universal credit were paid an advance of the value of (a) less than £50, (b) £50.01-£100, (c)...

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether young people on the new Youth Obligation programme who have not found employment at the end of six months will be obliged to accept a...

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which companies and organisations provide work placements for young people on the new Youth Obligation programme.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of changing the work capability assessment to take into account degenerative...

      Jobcentres: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many work coaches in each job centre have received mental health training.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many meetings (a) she and (b) her predecessor held with her Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser between October 2017 and December 2017.

  • Home Office

    • Torture

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to review the definition of torture used in the Adults At Risk policy.

    • Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to prevent the promotion of the military wing of Hezbollah in the UK.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with the US State Department on introducing US pre-clearance to airports in the UK.

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that UK Visas and Immigration has sufficient capacity to process visas to allow non-UK workers to perform...

      Witnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department provides to the police on requesting witnesses to provide facial composites of a suspect.

      Witnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the EvoFIT facial composite process can be altered to allow witnesses to start by using a likeness, as opposed to starting from...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many immigration detentions took place in the (a) north of England, (b) North West, (c) East Midlands and (d) West Midlands in (i) 2016...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the maximum detention time in reporting centre holding rooms in the immigration estate was in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to respond to the North and Midlands Monitoring Board for Short-Term Holding Facilities, Annual Report 2016.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the settled status document will be free for EU citizens in the UK with a valid permanent residence document; and if he will make a...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the contract notice and the current procurement process for her Asylum Accommodation and Support Services Contract, what...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Procurement Policy Note: Standard Selection Questionnaire (SSQ) for 2016 applies to the current procurement process for her...

      Home Office: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has taken any steps as a result of Carillion entering liquidation to conduct an analysis and risk assessment of the financial...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2018 to Question 123154, what the plans are which are in place to reduce the number of asylum cases...

      Crimes of Violence: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to prevent young people committing violent crimes.

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the answer of 22 January 2018 to Question 122955, on Deportation, how many detainees have sustained injuries during attempted...

      Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the memorandum of understanding on the processing of information requests from the Home Office to NHS Digital for tracing...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what data her Department collects on (a) housing provision for confirmed victims of modern slavery after they have left the National...

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that firearms licensing medical procedures are being (a) complied with and (b) promoted.

      Police: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations she has received from the Mayor of Greater Manchester on changes (a) in the number of police officers and (b) to...

      National Police Air Service: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment the Government has made of the performance of the National Police Air Service in Wales.

      Police: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the status is of the proposal to create a national infrastructure police force; and if she will make a statement.

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Mayflower: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to appoint a special representative for the Mayflower 400 celebrations in 2020; and if he will make a...

    • BBC: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information he holds on the amount and proportion of monies from the public purse received by the BBC which it has spent...

      Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to help prevent the sale of stolen goods on classified advertising and auctioning websites.

      Bank Services: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has made an assessment of (a) the level of use of online banking and (b) the effect of online banking...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many contracts his Department holds with government strategic suppliers.

      Broadband: Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he has taken to facilitate access to superfast broadband for people who live in (a) Cornwall and (b) North Cornwall...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has held recent discussions with Cabinet colleagues on the effect on levels of tourism of litter on (a) public...

      Channel Four Television: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with (a) Birmingham City Council and (b) the West Midlands Combined Authority on the...

      Internet: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of the Royal Foundation's National Action Plan to Tackle...

      Digital Technology: Departmental Coordination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent meetings officials and ministers from his Department have had with their counterparts at the Department for...

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department plans to take steps to end the practice of people continuing to be charged for the cost of their mobile...

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what criteria a sports governing body must fulfil in order to be recognised as an official Olympic partner by the UK Government.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Washing Machines: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what regulatory standards are in place for filters in washing machines; and whether he has plans to review those standards.

    • Bombardier: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the papers his Department submitted to the US International Trade Commission in support of...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department plans to take to encourage the development of (a) SMEs and (b) other businesses in the...

      Land Registry: Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 18 January 2018, HCWS409, on Departmental Contingent Liability...

      Incinerators: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on the amount of CO2e that is emitted for every tonne of waste that is incinerated.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Former Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many former Conservative Members of Parliament who were defeated at the 2017 general election and who now work in...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Beverage Containers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many disposable coffee cups were purchased by his Department in each of the last five years.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the report Cutting the cost of keeping warm: a fuel poverty strategy for England, published in March...

      Tickets: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what additional funding has been allocated to National Trading Standards to enforce relevant consumer legislation on...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the proposed Consumer Green Paper is planned to contain any measures to improve consumer representation in the...

      Tickets: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department plans to issue updated guidance on s90 of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 to take account of the...

      Incinerators: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on biogenic CO2e emissions from waste incineration with energy recovery; and...

      Food: Production

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on the amount of coal used in the production of food in the UK in each year since...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much the Government has invested in renewable energy through the Contract for Difference programme since 2010.

      Tickets: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has better to regulate online ticket sales companies to ensure that (a) consumers are...

      Utilities: Cooperatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of the use of a cooperative model of ownership for gas...

      Gratuities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the responsibilities of each Minister of his Department.

      Energy: Consumers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to encourage consumers to switch energy providers.

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Official Receiver and his Special Managers on support for sub-contractors of...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what meetings (a) Ministers in his Department and (b) officials in his Department have had with Public Health England...

    • Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of the 15 January 2018 to Question 121225, which projects listed in the Prosperity Fund's...

      Retail Trade: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the vibrancy and resilience of the high street of the...

      Local Government Finance: Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many representations he has received from Cornish business groups prior to the announcement of the local...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the regulation of the social housing sector.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the housing capacity of public land disposed of to date; and what proportion...

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will place in the Library copies any analysis that (a) his Department or (b) Homes England have conducted on the...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Beverage Containers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many disposable coffee cups were purchased by his Department in each of the last five years.

      Supported Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what protections he plans to put in place for people who need supported housing once the Government’s local...

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of organisations that will miss the deadline for the completion of...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the amount of financial reserves held by each local authority was in England in each year since 2009-10.

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the report produced by Atkins for his Department’s industry response group on advice to...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the timescale is for all privately-owned tower blocks with dangerous aluminium composite material cladding to...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on the number of privately-owned tower blocks identified with dangerous...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the compatibility of replacing trident with the Government’s policy on nuclear non-proliferation.

    • Military Decorations: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether there are options available to ex-servicemen and women who wish to officially return their service medals.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of the cost of F-35 Lightenings being purchased for the British Armed Forces will be accrued by UK contractors involved in their production.

      Type 31 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the National Shipbuilding Strategy, what the evidential basis is for his Department's decision to set the objective of exporting 40...

      Type 31 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the answer given by his Department’s Permanent Secretary to question 45 in evidence to the Public Accounts Committee on...

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to treat fleet solid support ships as warships for tendering purposes.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the status of the Warrior Capability and Sustainment Programme is.

      Defence: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to Industry for Defence and a Prosperous Britain: Refreshing Defence Industrial Policy, published on 20 December 2017, what is the budget...

      Defence: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to Industry for Defence and a Prosperous Britain: Refreshing Defence Industrial Policy, published on 20 December 2017, what internal...

      Defence: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to Industry for Defence and a Prosperous Britain: Refreshing Defence Industrial Policy, published on 20 December 2017, which of his...

      Ministry of Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions suppliers engaged in single-source contracts with his Department have successfully appealed contracts in court resulting in...

      Artillery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to procure a new artillery system to support his Department’s planned strike brigades.

      Germany: Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with his German counterpart on the Mechanised Infantry Vehicle programme.

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many individual contracts existed between his Department and Carillion at the time of that company’s liquidation; and how many of those...

      Ministry of Defence: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which of his Department’s contracts which were joint ventures that included (a) Carillion and (b) Babcock are being renegotiated.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the delivery time-frame is for the Oshkosh Joint Light Tactical Vehicle as part of his Department’s Multi Role Vehicle Protected Group 1...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to procure a single family fleet of light protected mobility platforms for the armed forces.

      Single Source Regulations Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to appoint a new permanent Chief Executive of the Single Source Regulation Office.

      Ministry of Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many contracts his Department holds with Government strategic suppliers.

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what account his Department takes of the effect of potential currency fluctuations on its ability to deliver Carrier Enabled Power Projection; and if he...

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the difference has been in his Department's business case spending compared to its actual spending on the Army Recruiting Partnership Project since...

      Defence Equipment: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the budget is for each programme in his Department's equipment plan.

  • HM Treasury

    • Boats: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Department is taking to ensure that the UK market for second-hand recreational boats is not affected by different levels of VAT paid in the...

    • Public Private Partnerships: Disclosure of Information

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to update his Department's transparency release entitled Private Finance Initiative and Private Finance 2 projects.

      Carillion: Company Liquidations

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the potential cost to the public purse of the liquidation of Carillion.

      Treasury: Carillion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he or officials representing the Treasury met representatives from Carillion in the past 24 months.

      Treasury: Carillion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, How many contracts with Carillion have been signed by his Department since 13 July 2016.

      Carillion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what criteria his Department has used to approve and monitor contracts to Carillion since 2010; and what due diligence his Department undertakes before...

      Carillion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of replacing Carillion contracts.

      Treasury: Procurement

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many contracts his Department holds with Government strategic suppliers.

      Treasury: Brexit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2018 to Question 122519, for what reasons the titles of all assessments carried out by his Department on the effect of...

      Child Care Vouchers: Coventry South

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claimants of childcare vouchers there were in Coventry South constituency in each year since April 2010.

      Export Controls: Arrests

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2018 to Question 123165, what the dates were of each of the five arrests made; what the names were of each of the...

      Energy: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to his Department's consultation on VAT on energy-saving materials of December 2015.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Developing Countries: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether his Department has had discussions with the Global Vehicle Trust on export support for the Ox flat-packed truck for the developing world.

    • Turkey: Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions his Department has had with (a) BAe and (b) Rolls Royce on the viability of the Turkish Government's plan to field a...

      Turkey: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, who travelled with him in his delegation to Turkey on Friday 12 January 2018.

      Trade Remedies Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many of his Department's staff are working on establishing the proposed new Trade Remedies Authority.

      Trade Remedies Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what his plans are for the staff requirement upon full establishment of the proposed Trade Remedies Authority.

      Arms Trade: Trade Fairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to Answer of 15 January 2018 to Question 122006 on Arms Trade: Trade Fairs, if he will publish the ranks of the Military Escort...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2018 to Question 120867, on Trade Agreements, for what reason he has not listed the organisations that...

      EU Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2018 to Question 122986, what representations he has received on whether the adoption of existing EU...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Gender Recognition

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether her Department has made an assessment of the findings in the Stonewall report LGBT in Britain: Trans Report.

    • Gender Recognition

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she or her officials have met representatives from Stonewall to discuss Stonewall's LGBT in Britain: Trans Report.

  • Department for Transport

    • Cycling and Walking: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department has allocated to (a) Plymouth and (b) Devon for projects relating to his Department's cycling and walking investment strategy...

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidelines on the remit of the HS2 Phase 2a Bill he plans to provide the Select Committee about the Crewe Hub.

      Transport: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many new apprenticeships have been created in the transport sector in each of the last five years.

      Aviation: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure all those working on the airside of UK airports are qualified and trained to work on or near aircraft.

      Aviation: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when were training and qualifications for all staff working on the airside of the airports last evaluated.

      Aviation: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what specialized training is provided for people who work in vulnerable areas of the operative parts of UK airports.

      Aviation: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what skills and qualifications are required for an operative who is tasked with refuelling aircraft at a UK airport.

      Aviation: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what training is required for operators who drive vehicles airside at airports.

      Department for Transport: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many contracts his Department holds with government strategic suppliers.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of provision of charging points and other infrastructure associated with electric vehicles.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that Scotland benefits fully from the High Speed Two project.

      Midland Main Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December to Question 117877, what assessment he has made of the effect on air quality of using bi-mode trains on the...

      Engineering: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if the Government will follow the 2018 Year of Engineering campaign with further campaigns to engage young people with engineering.

      Cross Country Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the performance of the Cross Country Franchise; and what plans he has to improve services on the lines affected...

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what changes his Department has made to UK HGV testing guidance as a result of EU Directives 2014/45/EU and 2014/47/EU.

      Roads: Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the proportion of litter collected by Highways England which was recycled in each year since 2010..

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much money his Department owed to Carillion plc in outstanding payments before that company's liquidation.

      Driving Tests: Pontypridd

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on which date a Minister of his Department last visited Pontypridd DVSA test centre.

      Motorways: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many miles of (a) 40mph and (b) 50mph zones have been in place on motorways in each of the last ten years.

      Tyne and Wear Metro: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2017 to Question 113229, what information his Department holds on the recent performance and punctuality of...

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2018 to Question 121931, by what date the wider enhancements to the Key smartcard are planned to be delivered;...

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2018 to Question 121931, if he will include Hove passengers in the next trial for part-time season tickets on the...

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department made an assessment of the viability of Carillion to deliver on its contractual responsibilities and remain solvent prior to...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Palestinians: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Israeli counterparts on the detention of Palestinian children.

    • Egypt: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Egyptian Government on the arrest of 25 Ahmadi Muslims in that country on the grounds of...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps are being taken to ensure that the repatriation of Rohingya people from Bangladesh is overseen by an independent UN...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions has he had with his counterparts in other EU countries on ensuring a joined-up response to the Rohingya...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the UN on the need for UN security for the protection of the repatriated...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many contracts his Department holds with government strategic suppliers.

      Eritrea: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Government of Eritrea on its treatment of religious minorities.

      Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant 120823, what the 48 countries are where the UK has no consular representation; and in which of those countries the UK...

      Honduras: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will respond to Early Day Motion 825 on post-election violence in Honduras.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Democratic Republic of Congo on working conditions for children involved...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Democratic Republic of Congo on upholding Article 32.1 of the UN Convention on the...

      Sudan: Migration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2018 to Question 122065, on Sudan: Migration, if his Department will publish the research...

      Sierra Leone: Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking in response to reports that FGM has been used by political parties in Sierra Leone as part of the...

      Burma: Protest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has made representations on the killing of nine ethnic Rakhine protesters in Rakhine State’s Mrauk...

      Qatar: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the aims and objectives are of Her Majesty's Government's policy on Qatar.

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Turkey on its recent intervention in Syria.

      Syria: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the aims and objectives are of Her Majesty's Government's policy on Syria.

  • Department for International Development

    • Democratic Republic of Congo: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to support the reduction in the use of children involved in cobalt mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    • Sierra Leone: Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what reports she has received on the use of FGM by political parties in Sierra Leone as part of the electoral process; and what the...

      Unrwa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much was disbursed from the public purse in voluntary contributions excluding assessed or non-discretionary contributions to the...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Academic Year

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools have varied the dates of their school terms in the last three years.

    • Universities: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of reports by university students of sexual assaults taking place on campus; and how...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the apprenticeship levy on schools in (a) Devon and Plymouth and (b) England; and if he will make a statement.

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the number of school catering programmes which received nutritional and dietary training prior to setting...

      Mathematics: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many specialist maths schools his Department has established since 2011; and how many he plans to establish in each of the next five years.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many organisations have (a) paid the Apprenticeship Levy and (b) utilised funds from the Apprenticeship Levy to date.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to issue guidelines to Apprenticeship Levy payers on forthcoming measures to enable them to transfer of up to 10 per cent of their funds...

      Schools: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding has been provided to the Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL) for the school efficiency adviser programme for the 2017-18...

      Schools: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the required level of (a) qualifications and (b) experience is for school efficiency advisers; how such advisers are recruited; and what the...

      Schools: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which schools and trusts will receive support from schools efficiency advisers during the pilot phase; and how such schools and trusts were selected.

      Schools: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding will be available for the schools efficiency adviser programme; and how much has been spent or allocated to date.

      Schools: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what efficiency savings targets have been set by his Department for the schools efficiency adviser programme.

      Schools: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what criteria his Department will use to decide whether the school efficiency adviser pilots were successful enough to roll out the project; and who...

      Office for Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that students' views are represented on the board of the Office for Students.

      Office for Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what representation of disabled students there will be on the Office for Students' Student Panel.

      Free School Meals: Eastbourne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many families in Eastbourne would be entitled to free school meals under the pre-universal credit free school meals system.

      World War II: Genocide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps his Department has taken to support UCL's Holocaust Education Programme's Beacon Schools Project.

      Wakefield City Academies Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2018 to Question 121709, on Wakefield City Academies Trust, what the cost is of the transfer of the schools;...

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking in schools better to educate young people in the dangers of knife crime.

      Children: Day Care

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

      Academies: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools that have been converted to academies have not been inspected by Ofsted within three years of opening.

      Academies: Bethnal Green and Bow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools in Bethnal Green and Bow constituency have become an academy in each year since 2010.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment the Government has made of the regional disparities in funded childcare places in England.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many childcare providers in (a) Bethnal Green and Bow, (b) London and (c) England have fallen off the register in each year since 2010.

      Apprentices: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when apprentices transferred from Carillion Training Services to the Construction Industry Training Board were last paid wages; and when such...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress has been made on the roll-out of 30 hours of free childcare in Coventry.

      Department for Education: Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much money his Department owed to Carillion plc in outstanding payments before that company's liquidation.

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support music education.

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Government's proposed review of tertiary education funding is planned to include funding for 16 to 19-year olds.

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2018 to Question 123188, how many local authority and academy trust schools are covered by catering, facilities...

      Faith Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2018 to Question 123136, whether he plans to respond to the full consultation on the Green Paper entitled Schools...

      Faith Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2018 to Question 123136, what the evidential basis is for his statement that faiths opening new faith free...

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on school finances of the fees being charged by PwC in its capacity as the liquidator of...

      Children's Centres: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the timetable is for Ofsted to resume inspections of children's centres.

      Pre-school Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the implications are for his Department's policies on the early years workforce of findings from the Nursery World and Save the Children survey...

      Teachers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2018 to Question 123170, on what date the recruitment target for such teachers was dropped.

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2018 to Question 123193, which (a) local authorities and (b) academy trusts have contracts with Carillion for...

      Social Mobility Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has ministerial responsibility for the Social Mobility Commission.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Fracking

      To ask the Rt. Hon. Member for Meriden representing the Church Commissioners what the policy of the Church of England is on fracking on land owned by the Church of England.

    • Religion: Education

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what discussions the Church of England has had with the Department for Education on ensuring that religious...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Trees: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what studies his Department is conducting into the prospects for survival of the ash tree.

    • Ash Dieback Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of Ash Dieback on tree numbers in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

      Poultry: Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential health risks to humans of medicating poultry with fluoroquinolone...

      Common Agricultural Policy: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made on undertaking a review of the Common Agricultural Policy Convergence uplift since the meeting...

      Rabbits: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 in ensuring protection for the welfare of...

      Potatoes: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of shortages of non-UK EU workers on the Jersey Royal potato crop yield.

      Bees: Insecticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect on the bee population of using Sulfoxaflor and Flupyradifurone...

      Waste management: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the capacity of the UK’s waste recycling system.

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department plans to release the next edition of UK Statistics on Waste; and if he will make a statement.

      Electronic Training Aids: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to ban the use of electronic training devices for dogs.

      Livestock: Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has plans to support a reduction in the use of antibiotics in the farming industry to reduce the risk of...

      Poultry: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to increase biosecurity for poultry in Dorset and West Hampshire; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many and what proportion of officials in his Department took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in the last 12 months; and...

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2018 to Question 122352, for what reasons he did not list the assessments conducted by the...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent discussions he has had with the (a) Chancellor of the Exchequer and (b) EU institutions on the rate of VAT on...

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Carers

      To ask the Attorney General, whether his Department has a carer's policy for its employees; and what other steps his Department has taken to support employees with caring responsibilities.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the number of reoffenders for each year since 2010.

    • Prisoners: Solitary Confinement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information his Department holds on the number of instances of a person with a diagnosed mental health condition has been held in solitary...

      Prisoners: Solitary Confinement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on people's mental health of being held in solitary confinement in prison or other penal institutions.

      Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much money has been spent on employment tribunal fees since their introduction in 2013.

      Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people (a) paid employment tribunal fees and (b) claimed a refund for employment tribunal fees since the introduction of those fees in 2013.

      Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government is taking to encourage people to reclaim their tribunal fees.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the rate of positive tests from mandatory drug testing in prisons in England and Wales was in each of the last ten years.

      Ministry of Justice: Beverage Containers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, 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.

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the letter from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice to the Chair of the Justice Committee dated 28 February 2017,...

      Prisons: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff in his Department worked on monitoring the delivery of contracts for prison maintenance by private sector companies in (a) 2015, (b) 2016...

      Prisons: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the staffing cost was for teams in his Department with responsibility for monitoring the delivery of contracts for prison maintenance by private...

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times representatives from his Department met with representatives of Carillion to discuss contracts for prison maintenance in (a) 2016 and (b)...

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times his Department issued letters of concern to Carillion on its delivery of contracts for prison maintenance in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will place a copy in the Library of any reports produced by his Department on the effectiveness of the delivery of contracts by Carillion for...

      Prisons: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what changes to contracts were agreed between his Department and private sector companies contracted to provide prison maintenance after his Department...

      Prisons: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the reasons that the contracts with private sector companies to deliver prison maintenance did not achieve...

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many meetings were held with Carillion and his Department to discuss the plan agreed with Carillion to improve their delivery of prison maintenance...

      Prisons: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what research his Department has undertaken into the effectiveness of prison maintenance services being carried out in House, and if he will place that...

      Prisons: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of prison maintenance services being carried out in-house.

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many immigration appeals at tribunal have been successful; and how many of those appeals were within six months, for each of the last three years.

      Liverpool Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to publish his Department's action plan for HMP Liverpool.

      Ministry of Justice: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many contracts his Department holds with Government strategic suppliers.

      Birmingham Prison: Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the report of Sarah Payne into the riot at HMP Birmingham in December 2016.

      Ministry of Justice: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment his Department has made of the financial viability of all those companies with which it has contracts.

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department took in response to reports issued between 2015 and 2017 by Independent Monitoring Boards on Carillion's execution of prison...

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department put in place any qualitative targets to monitor Carillion’s performance in delivering prison maintenance services.

      Ministry of Justice: Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department signed any new or renewed contracts with Carillion for any services in the last 12 months.

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice of 15 September 2016, Official Report, Column 475WH,...

      Government Departments: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking (a) individually and (b) with other Departments to ensure that major contractors are financially able to deliver...

      Women with Particular Vulnerabilities in the Criminal Justice System Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress his Department is making on implementation of the recommendations of the Corston Report on women with particular vulnerabilities in the...

      Sentencing: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of women who have received a custodial prison sentence have had children under the age of 18 at the time of their...

      Reoffenders: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information his Department holds on the recidivism rates for female prisoners who have received (a) custodial prison sentences and (b) community...

      Marriage: Humanism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, further to the Answer of 16 January 2018 to Questions 117291 and 117292, what the range of issues are that the Government would be required to consider...

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have joined the victim contact scheme in each of the last four years; and what proportion of eligible people that number represents in...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Ministerial Powers

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

    • Carillion: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps he is taking to ensure that major public sector construction projects in Scotland held by Carillion will still proceed as planned.

      Scotland Office: Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials of his Department have had with representatives of (i) Carillion and (ii) Carillion subsidiaries...

      Scotland Office: Beverage Containers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many disposable coffee cups were purchased by his Department in each of the last five years.

      Scotland Office: Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he had any discussions with Keith Cochrane at meetings of the Joint Management Board of the Scotland Office on the financial health of Carillion.

      Scotland Office: Keith Cochrane

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many meetings he had with Keith Cochrane during his term as a member of the Joint Management Board of his Department.

      Scotland Office: Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether Keith Cochrane in his role on the (a) Joint Management Board of his Department or (b) Government Network of non-Executive directors raised the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Children: Social Services

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which reports or reviews have been commissioned or conducted by his Department in respect of the number of looked after children or children subject to...

    • Cabinet Office: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to responsibilities of the Minister for the Constitution, what the term knowledge management refers to.

      Carillion

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the terms in Carillion’s contracts with the Government were in respect of that company's possible liquidation.

      Life Expectancy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will list the constituencies where average life expectancy is lower now than in 2010.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliamentary Estate: Waste Management

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what percentage of parliamentary waste was (a) recycled and (b) incinerated in the most...

    • House of Commons: Catering

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what plans the Commission has to increase the range of food available for both...

      House of Commons: Cleaning Services

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, which company has been contracted to carry out cleaning work on the ceiling of...

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed Two: Redundancy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many HS2 Ltd employees have been made redundant to date; and what has been the total cost.

    • European Rail Traffic Management System

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who is funding the installation in train cabs of in-cab signalling for the European Train Control system in trains operated by (1) passenger franchise operators,...

      Tax Havens: Train Operating Companies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 20 November 2017 (HL3029), what consideration they have given to introducing rules on the use of offshore tax...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Pyrolysis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential overall cost effectiveness and environmental impact, including carbon footprint, of the process of pyrolysis of...

    • Carillion: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will commit to publish the report of the Insolvency Service into the failure of Carillion.

      Culham Centre for Fusion Energy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many ministerial visits have been made to the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s Culham Centre for Fusion Energy in each of the past three years; and whether...

      Carillion: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking to safeguard the wider supply chain of businesses affected by the collapse of Carillion.

      Carillion: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for the future of those individuals currently working on Carillion construction sites.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to achieve gender parity among participants in all meetings and events at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting to be held in the UK in...

    • Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend the sustainable development goals to be a subject for discussion at the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

      Bahrain: Embassies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps, if any, they have taken to ascertain that information received from the Embassy of Bahrain is factually correct, in the light of reports of misleading...

      Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which countries are currently designated as Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative Champions alongside the UK; and which minister is the designated champion in each...

      Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what meetings have been held by representatives of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative Champion countries in 2017; what were the objectives of such meetings;...

      Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Commonwealth Secretariat to ensure that preventing sexual violence in conflict and combatting sexual gender-based violence...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • British Nationals Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the rights of UK expatriates after Brexit.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Dental Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 20 December 2017 (HL3994), what was the total number of fines issued for incorrectly claiming an...

    • Mefloquine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the report in the Sunday Times on 14 January that the Ministry of Defence had stated that respected health bodies continued to recommend Lariam "as a...

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of the NHS budget has been spent on (1) clinical negligence payments, (2) insurance premiums, and (3) legal fees, for each of the last five years.

      Health

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to take further action to encourage NHS users to accept greater responsibility for their health.

      Benzodiazepines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have assessed the impact on patients of the long-term use of benzodiazepines by NHS patients.

      Medical Records

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what remedy there is when a hospital trust persistently refuses to release full medical records to a patient or a GP for the patient under the Access to Medical...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment, if any, they have made of the Safe Haven Projects, as operated by the Frimley Health Foundation Trust.

  • Department for Education

    • Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 19 December 2017 (HL3873), what assessment they have made of the World Economic Forum report, The...

    • Skilled Workers: Vacancies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the results of the British Chambers of Commerce quarterly economic survey, published on 10 January, which reported skills...

      Mental Health Services: Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether teachers who become Designated Senior Leads for Mental Health to oversee the approach to mental health and wellbeing in schools will be trained to...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the conclusion of the assessment for the Prison Reform Trust of the financial outlook for HM Prison Service 2017–25 by Julian Le...

    • Community Rehabilitation Companies: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are proposing to make further changes to the contractual or financial arrangements of the Community Rehabilitation Company following the recent...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 9 January (HL Deb, col 113), which projects funded by the Homelessness Prevention Programme have been...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Waste Management

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what data on the full costs and revenues of the various ways of recycling, or otherwise disposing of, the UK’s domestic waste stream they use to inform their...

    • Nature Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to introduce regular reviews of protected species designations; and if so, what timeframe they propose for such reviews.

      Seas and Oceans: Environment Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to respond to the global scientific information contained in the television programme Blue Planet II by initiating immediate and...

      Pyrolysis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have commissioned any further research into the pyrolysis of waste plastics into fuels and hydrogen cells since the publication of the report Air...

  • Home Office

    • UK Border Force: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what training is given to Border Force staff relating directly to their immigration work.

  • HM Treasury

    • Child Tax Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many families have had their tax credits reduced by the two-child limit in each month since the introduction of the limit in April 2017; how many of those...

    • Child Tax Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many families with three or more children have been able to claim the Child Tax Credit amount for a third or subsequent child under the “special...

      Child Tax Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to monitor the impact of the two-child limit for Child Tax Credits on the well-being of children in large families affected by the...

      Certificates of Tax Deposit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to replace the Certificates of Tax Deposit Scheme with a comparable replacement; and what consultation they will undertake on this subject.

      Bank Services: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the different rates of compensation offered by UK banks to their customers where cyber fraud has occurred.

      Financial Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what reassurances they can offer UK asset management firms in response to concerns regarding potential changes to delegation rules following Brexit.

      Bank Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether retail banks are conducting sufficient checks on the credentials of people seeking to open an account.

      Affordable Housing: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to provide favourable tax treatment for developers and builders of affordable housing, both for rent and for sale.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Peers: Public Appointments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to amending the Letters Patent to limit the terms of new appointments to the House of Lords to 15 years.

    • Department of Health and Social Care: Reorganisation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the change of name of the Department of Health to the Department of Health and Social Care, whether there have been any changes to the responsibilities...

      Carillion: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they commissioned impact assessments of the failure of Carillion; and if so, at what stage.

      Carillion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they most recently agreed a contract with Carillion; what contracts have been agreed in the last 12 months; and what are the details of those contracts.

      Carillion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 20 March 2015 (HLWS406), Prompt Payment – Implementing the Duty on Large Companies to Report...

      Carillion: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to commission an independent review into the granting of government contracts to Carillion after that company declared itself to be in...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • BBC: Equal Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 9 January (HL Deb, cols 130–34) stating that “the Government absolutely support urgent action”...

    • Cultural Heritage: EU Action

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are proposing to seek an exemption from the provisions of the proposed EU Regulation on the import of cultural goods in respect of domestic personal...

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