Written answers

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of changes in the level of public expenditure on health and social care on rates of...

    • Cancer: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made in implementing the NHS England Cancer Strategy in Yorkshire and the Humber.

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to reform the way in which medicines are (a) appraised and (b) funded to ensure that patients have timely access to...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what evidence base was used to inform the reduction of 600 staff in his Department in 2016-17.

      Public Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on public health of changes in the last two year to councils' public health grants.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS dental contracts were not completed in each of the last five years; and how many units of dental activity were undelivered...

      Drugs: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that licensing for new drugs in the UK is not slowed down by the UK leaving the EU and the European...

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to conduct an impact assessment of the effect on NHS services of NHS trusts' commercial relationships with...

      GP Surgeries and Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the availability of small (a) pharmacies and (b) GP surgeries in (i) Oxford, (ii) Oxfordshire and (iii)...

      Colorectal Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to reduce the bowel cancer screening age; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to communicate to the public the value of increases in the health budget.

      NHS: Ancillary Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospital administrative staff are paid an annual salary of more than £150,000.

      Medical Treatments Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS patients were treated in (a) Fondation Hopale and the Centre Hospitalier de Calais and (b) other non-UK hospitals in each of...

      TeleTracking Technologies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria were used to select the five NHS providers who will be piloting TeleTracking Technologies systems.

      TeleTracking Technologies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, What plans his Department has to roll out TeleTracking technologies across the NHS.

      TeleTracking Technologies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) hospitality, (b) flights and (c) accommodation have been offered by TeleTracking to senior staff of (i) his Department, (ii)...

      TeleTracking Technologies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the risk of (a) cyber-attacks and (b) technical failure of TeleTracking Technologies' systems used to...

      TeleTracking Technologies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether any former senior managers at NHS providers piloting TeleTracking Technologies systems to deliver the Patient and Asset Tracking...

      TeleTracking Technologies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether a fee was paid to the NHS in respect of the client testimonial provided to TeleTracking Solutions by the Director of Improvement...

      King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: Management Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money was spent by Kings College Hospital Foundation Trust on management consultants in each of the last five years; and whether...

      Patients: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients were injured while already in hospital in each of the last five years.

      Antibiotics: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of over prescribing antibiotics by GP surgeries on the incidence of anti microbial...

      Tamoxifen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what advice the NHS gives to women on the use of Tamoxifen for the menopause.

      Pregnancy: Streptococcus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it is policy to provide routine testing for Group B Streptococcus for all pregnant ladies.

      Mental Health Services: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure equality of provision of mental health care for adults and children across all regions and...

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for the publication of the most recent data on smear test uptake in the UK.

      Disability Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) crutches, (b) walking frames, (c) wheelchairs and (d) similar items are recycled for use by more than one patient.

      Mental Illness: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to increase support for people with mental health conditions over the next two years.

      Carillion: Insolvency

      What steps he is taking to ensure that work on the new Liverpool Royal Hospital resumes following the liquidation of Carillion.

      Breast Cancer: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the new provider of Central and East London breast screening services has taken to ensure that those services will be...

      Incontinence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure that all clinical commissioning groups implement the NHS England’s Excellence in Continence Care guidance.

      Sexually Transmitted Infections: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what duties online sexually transmitted infection testing services have to follow best practice in respect of safeguarding and child...

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average hourly rate paid to lawyers instructed by the NHS in medical negligence claims is.

      Liothyronine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the money accrued to the public purse in relation to liothyronine under the (a) the voluntary Pharmaceutical Price...

      Liothyronine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect on the level of caseloads of consultant endocrinologists as a result of changes to the prescription of liothyronine.

      Social Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department's upcoming consultation on social care will propose specific amounts for a cap on the amount someone would have to...

      Care Homes: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department’s upcoming consultation on social care will include a review of prices charged by care homes to people...

  • HM Treasury

    • Productivity: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to boost regional productivity in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

    • Cash Dispensing: Fees and Charges

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will consider the merits of introducing rules to govern the provision of free to use cash machines (a) within a given geographic area and (b) on the...

      Debts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the value of household debt in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) Wales, (d) Scotland and (e) Northern Ireland in each of the last...

      Industry: Environment Protection

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2018 to Question 122491, what assessment his Department has made of the contribution of European Investment Bank...

      Child Care Vouchers

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will review his policy on the closure of the childcare vouchers scheme.

      Treasury: Drinking Water

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money his Department has spent on bottled water in each year since 2010.

      First Time Buyers: Stamp Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the number of first-time buyers who purchased properties between 22 November 2017 and 1 January 2018 who paid no...

      Child Care Vouchers: Barnsley East

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claimants of childcare vouchers there were in Barnsley East constituency in each year since 2010.

      Treasury: Public Expenditure

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department has spent on (a) art, (b) wine and (c) hospitality in each of the last seven financial years for which figures are available.

      Treasury: Directors

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, who the lead non-executive director and other non-executive director board members are in his Department.

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 6 December 2017 to Question 116245, when his Department plans to complete its consideration of the implications of the Walker v....

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of closing Childcare Vouchers on families that cannot afford to spend £8000 per child on childcare each year.

      Cash Dispensing: Glasgow

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential effect of on the number of free-to-use ATMs in Glasgow operated by independent ATM operators as a...

      Air Passenger Duty

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to undertake a review of air passenger duty.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance his Department publishes for single parents seeking to claim under the tax-free childcare scheme.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the answer of 8 January 2018 to Question 120802, on children:day care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential financial...

  • Prime Minister

    • Domestic Visits: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Prime Minister, how many official visits she has made to Northern Ireland since her appointment as Prime Minister.

    • Michelle O'Neill

      To ask the Prime Minister, how many times she has spoken to Michelle O'Neill since June 2017.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to support people who are affected by the gap between receiving existing benefit payments and receiving their first...

    • Universal Credit: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time is for claimants calling the universal credit helpline.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2017 to Question 119422, what service standard is in place for correspondence from members of the public...

      Jobcentres: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information his Department holds on the number of job centre staff who speak a second language fluently.

      New Enterprise Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have accessed the New Enterprise Allowance since its introduction.

      Universal Credit: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, including errors and duplicates, what the average number of notices is that his Department has sent to local authorities for each person...

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of recent changes to welfare provision on the number of children living in poverty in Coventry South...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the total value of unclaimed benefits in each of the last seven years.

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of recent changes in welfare provision on the number of children living in poverty in the Borough...

  • Home Office

    • Police: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent on hire cars by each constabulary in the North West in 2016 and 2017; and what steps are being taken to reduce expenditure...

    • Home Office: Chief Scientific Adviser

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many meetings she had with her Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser between October and December 2017.

      Business: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that businesses who are required to provide statements on their supply chains (a) provide such...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for her Department to implement improvements to the National Referral Mechanism.

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department will set a target for the time taken for cases of modern slavery to be processed under the National Referral Mechanism.

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many referrals have been made under the National Referral Mechanism by police forces in England and Wales by police force in each month...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to put in place data sharing arrangements between all parties involved in tackling modern slavery.

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on the average waiting time for victims of modern slavery and human trafficking to access English...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of subcontractors of the modern slavery victim care contract use the Human Trafficking Foundation Care Standards.

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police forces have a dedicated modern slavery taskforce.

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to proscribe the political wing of Hezbollah in the UK.

      Tech City UK: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Tier 1 visas have been approved for people working at Tech City for people of each gender; from what country of origin those visas...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many meetings (a) she and (b) her predecessor had with the Government Chief Scientific Adviser between October and December 2017.

    • Northern Ireland Office: Presidents Club

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether any Ministers in her Department attended the Presidents Club Charity Dinner run by the Meller Educational Trust in an official capacity.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Tickets: Touting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when s105 of the Digital Economy Act 2017 is planned to come into force.

    • Charities: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to protect charities and charitable trusts from fraud.

      Broadband: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to ensure that broadband provision in Northern Ireland...

      Tourism: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much of his Department's budget was spent on increasing the number of visitors to Yorkshire in the most recent 12 months...

      Arts: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what financial support her Department provides to support the creative industries in (a) Kirklees and (b) Yorkshire.

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union and (b) the European...

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps to prioritise access to broadband in rural areas to enable the advancement of telecare .

      Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to publish the creative industries sector deal before 1 March 2018.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Department for Business, Energu and Industrial Strategy: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many meetings he had with his Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser between October and December 2017.

    • Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many and what proportion of people his Department estimates to have lived in fuel poverty in each parliamentary...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much his Department spent on (a) art, (b) wine and (c) hospitality in each of the last seven financial years for...

      Technology and Innovation Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how catapult networks will support the delivery of the Industrial Strategy.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 16 January 2018 to Question 122980, what assessment his Department has made of the cost that...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2018 to Question 122977, which countries that regulate retail energy prices were...

      Galileo System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support the Government is giving to UK companies involved with the Galileo project who already have to deicide...

      Galileo System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many meetings he has had and with which companies on investment uncertainties in respect of the Galileo project...

      European Space Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support the Government is providing to UK companies that have already been excluded from bidding for projects from...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reason the deadline for installing SMETS1 meters to October 2018 has been extended; and if he will make a...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many smart meters have been installed as part of the smart meters roll-out programme.

      Carbon Emissions: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make funding available for the delivery of the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy to homes and...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to respond to the letter of the First Minister of Wales of 6 December 2017 on additional financial...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, what the timescale is for the completion of the Government’s review into Local Enterprise Partnerships.

      Small Businesses: Productivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 22 December 2017 to Question 120177, on Small Businesses: Productivity, what the...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of reforming the Warm Home Discount so that it more...

      GKN

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the potential takeover of GKN on the UK's automotive and aerospace industries.

      GKN: Melrose

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he was made aware of the attempted takeover of GKN by Melrose; and whether he has met with any of the parties involved.

      GKN: Melrose

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect on the UK economy of the potential takeover of GKN by Melrose.

      Energy: Prices

      What steps he is taking to tackle rising energy prices.

      GKN: Melrose

      What representations he has received on the attempted takeover of GKN by Melrose.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Council Tax Reduction Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 8 January 2018 to Question 121091, what guidance his Department has issued to the Money...

    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministerial Powers

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

      Landlords

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether tenants will be able to access the database of rogue landlords and property agents due to be published in...

      Housing: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department plans to bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that infrastructure improvements are made in...

      Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has sought the input of the Haredi community on tackling anti-Semitism; and if he will make a statement.

      Councillors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with the Local Government Association on training for councillors.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much money has been allocated from the New Homes Bonus to (a) Swindon and (b) England in each year since that...

      Private Rented Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many homes in the private rented sector have not met the decent homes standard in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b)...

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when the most recent assessment was made of Carillion's ability to fulfil its contractual obligations to local government.

      Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities received financial support from the Government for collecting and reporting data on private...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the local authorities' review of high-rise residential buildings with dangerous cladding in their...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what funding his Department is providing for essential fire safety work in tower blocks identified as unsafe due to...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many people live in tower blocks which have been declared unsafe after failing fire safety safety tests.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the area of land (a) nationally and (b) within the South West which is owned...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many of the former residents of Grenfell Tower have been rehoused in permanent accommodation as of 23 January 2018.

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many former residents of Grenfell Tower are living in bed and breakfasts, interim and temporary accommodation.

      Supported Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish an assessment of the cumulative effect of policy measures on funding for supported housing from...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of removing the rent cap for tenants of the Grenfell Walkways who have not...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many Starter Homes (a) were built in 2017 and (b) are projected to be built in 2018.

      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 22 January 2018 to Question 122890, if he will make an estimate of the cost to the public...

      Supported Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he expects to respond to his Department's recent consultation on the funding of supported housing.

      First Time Buyers: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many Starter Homes were built in 2017 in (a) Coventry and (b) the West Midlands; and what estimate his Department...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of Government policies on levels of homelessness over the last seven years.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Former Members

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

    • Ministry of Defence: Beverage Containers

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

      Navy: Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the responsibilities are of the Royal Navy's post of Chief Technology Officer.

      USA: Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for its policies of the US administration's National Defense Strategy, published in January 2018.

      Afghanistan: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel from each branch of the UK armed forces are deployed in support of the Afghan National Army Officer Academy; and whether he plans to...

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has met with representatives of Carillion since his appointment as Secretary of State.

      Ministry of Defence: Babcock International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment his Department has made of the performance of Babcock International against agreed Key Performance Indicators in respect of his...

      Ministry of Defence: Babcock International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many contracts his Department has in place with Babcock International; what the lengths of those contracts are; and what their date of expiry is.

      Amey and Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what contingency plans his Department put in place to manage the Regional Prime and National Housing contracts run by (a) Carillon and (b) Amey in the...

      USA: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 17 January 2018 to Question 122320 on USA: Nuclear Weapons what views were sought by the US administration; and what response...

      Ministry of Defence Guard Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department’s plans are for the Ministry of Defence Guard Service.

      Armed Forces: Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish the Continuity of Education Allowance payments made to each Service, by rank, over each of the last five years.

      Ministry of Defence: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many meetings (a) he and (b) his predecessor held with the Government Chief Scientific Adviser between October 2017 and December 2017.

      War Widows: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) men and (b) women widowed during the Second World War are claiming war widow or widower pensions.

      Ministry of Defence: Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much money his Department has spent on bottled water in each year since 2010.

      Ministry of Defence: Babcock International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information his Department holds on the rate of New Stores Rejects for his Department's contracts with Babcock International.

      Ministry of Defence: Presidents Club

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any Ministers in his Department attended the Presidents Club Charity Dinner run by the Meller Educational Trust in an official capacity.

      Armed Forces: Credit Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what further steps he plans to take to promote access to the Armed Forces Credit Union; and if he will make a statement.

      Ministry of Defence: Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who the lead non-executive director and other non-executive director board members are in his Department.

      Albania: NATO

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to support Albania’s application to join NATO.

      HMNB Clyde: Radioactive Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the Government is taking to ensure there are adequate arrangements for the safe handling of radioactive waste at HMNB Clyde.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the UK's air defence assets; and whether he plans to replace current equipment.

      Tanks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department has spent to date on the (a) Challenger 2 Life Extension Programme and (b) Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Homelessness: Personal Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, under what powers the property of a person who is street homeless can be confiscated.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many meetings he had with the Government Chief Scientific Adviser between October and December 2017.

    • Scotland Office: Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, who the lead non-executive director and other non-executive director board members are in his Department.

  • Department for International Trade

    • India: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many UK arms export licenses have been granted to India in each of the last five years.

    • Small Businesses: Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what support the Government provides to small and medium businesses engaged in international disputes when legal routes are not affordable...

      Department for International Trade: Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how much money his Department has spent on bottled water in each year since its establishment.

  • Department for Transport

    • Aviation: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what targets his Department has set for carbon emissions in the aviation sector in (a) 2030, (b) 2040 and (c) 2050.

    • Level Crossings: Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Network Rail on improving safety at level crossings in Cornwall; and what steps are being taken to improve such safety.

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to make it easier for passengers to receive compensation for delayed journeys.

      Transport: Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of mandating E10 for fuel in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

      Railway Stations: Swindon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will request from Network Rail an assessment of the passenger and rail capacity needs of Swindon Station.

      Great Western Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate has been made of the average journey time between Swindon and London Paddington upon completion of the electrification of the Great...

      Railway Stations: Swindon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of passengers who used Swindon Station in each year for which data is available.

      Driving Tests: Pontypridd

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on which date his Department plans to relocate the Pontypridd driving test centre to Llantrisant.

      Driving Tests: Pontypridd

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of the relocation of Pontypridd driving test centre to Llantrisant.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of people with over 12 penalty points on their licence who are licensed to drive.

      Rolling Stock: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress is being made on the phasing out and replacement of Pacer trains on the UK rail network in the North East of England.

      Driving Tests: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the availability of Welsh language provision during the new sat nav element of the driving test.

      Driving Tests: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made by the DVSA on complying with the Welsh Language Commissioner’s Welsh language standards.

      Driving Tests: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether people taking their driving test are advised in advance that the sat nav element of that test is not available in the Welsh language; and if...

      Electric Vehicles: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps are being taken to ensure that fast chargers for electric cars are available in towns with populations under 100,000.

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the most recent assessment took place of Carillion's ability to fulfil its contractual obligations in the transport sector.

      Railways: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of investing in rail infrastructure on the West Midlands Network to increase capacity on services...

      Dangerous Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to help reduce the number of incidents involving dangerous driving.

      Travel: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of people who travelled to work by (a) car, (b) bus and (c) rail in Manchester in each of the last...

      East Midlands Trains: Bedford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the value of compensation payments to East Midlands Trains for the loss of revenue for trains stopping at Bedford.

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that ticket machines at train stations always offer the lowest available fares.

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that ticket machines at train stations sell tickets at peak time for off-peak journeys.

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to increase the number of ticket machines available at train stations.

      Department of Transport: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many meetings he held with his Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser between October and December 2017.

      Department for Transport: Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much money his Department has spent on bottled water in each year since 2010.

      Roads: Driverless Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the findings of KPMG's Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index, published in January 2018, what steps his Department is taking to ensure...

      Department for Transport: Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, who the lead non-executive director and other non-executive director board members are in his Department.

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of potential (a) delays and (b) rescheduling to the South Wales mainline electrification project as a result of the...

      M11: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on the safety and capacity of the M11 if more houses are built in Saffron Walden.

      Roads: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding has been allocated from the public purse to roads and highways in Coventry in each of the last seven years.

      Railways: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 6 December 2017 to Question 116967, on railways: safety, if his Department publish the roles of the Network Rail staff who...

      Community Transport: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding is available for community transport initiatives in rural areas.

      Level Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent progress his Department has made on preparing legislative proposals in response to the recommendations of the Law Commission's report on...

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions took place between his Department and the ORR prior to the establishment of the financial framework for Control Period 6; and if he...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to include enhancements to infrastructure in future rail franchise bids; and if he will make a statement.

      Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) maximum capable speed and (b) average expected speed of the trains will be in (i) diesel and (ii) electric mode in optimal conditions of...

      Rolling Stock: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether new rolling stock being introduced on the (a) northern and (b) TransPennine Express franchises will reduce journey times between Hull and...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government’s policy is on Turkish military action against the YPG in northern Syria.

    • Ukraine: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions the Government has had with the governments of Ukraine and Russia on the implications for security in that...

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether Gibraltar be included in the transitional arrangements between the UK and the European Commission; and if he make a...

      Ghana: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the (a) human rights and (b) security situation in Ghana.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Presidents Club

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he first became aware that a lunch engagement with him was to be auctioned at the Presidents Club dinner of 18 January 2018.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Presidents Club

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he approved the auctioning of a lunch engagement with him at the Presidents Club dinner of 18 January 2018.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Presidents Club

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether and in which years he has attended the Presidents Club dinner.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Charitable Donations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish the details of all meetings and meals with him, his predecessors and his Department's Ministers or access to...

      Burma: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2017 to Question 115475 on Burma: travel restrictions, whether he raised Burma and...

      Burma: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department’s capacity needs assessment on the investigation and documentation of sexual violence in Burma has...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Public Private Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many public-private partnership projects her Department is funding through its international development aid budget; and what...

    • Developing Countries: Public Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the implications for its policies of the recommendations of the overall programme review of...

      Non-governmental Organisations: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect on the work and effectiveness of UK-based humanitarian NGOs of those organisations losing...

      South Sudan Council of Churches

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department has provided to the South Sudan Council of Churches in its reconciliation work in that country.

      Bangladesh: Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department provides to small non-governmental organisations based in Bangladesh.

      Department for International Development: Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much money her Department has spent on bottled water in each year since 2010.

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the role of the World Bank in resolving the humanitarian crisis of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions her Department has had with the Government of Bangladesh on registration of international NGO's to support...

      Department for International Development: Presidents Club

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether any Ministers in her Department attended the Presidents Club Charity Dinner run by the Meller Educatonal Trust in an official...

      Usa: Unrwa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with his US counterpart on that Administration’s decision to withhold funding to the UN...

  • Department for Education

    • GCE A-level: Knowsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that young people in Knowsley have access to academic A-levels within their borough.

    • First Aid: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has had discussions with (a) NHS Commissioners, (b) the NHS Ambulance Service, (c) teachers' representatives and (d) parent bodies on the...

      Academies: Cambridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many unqualified teachers worked in academies in Cambridge constituency in (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17; and how many unqualified teachers are...

      GCE A-level: Knowsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps he has taken to ensure the future provision of academic A-levels in the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley; and if he will make a...

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what analysis he has made of the exposure of schools following the liquidation of Carillion.

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average GCSE score is of students currently enrolled at (a) sixth form colleges, (b) school and academy sixth forms and (c) 16-19 free...

      Office for Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what consideration she gave to appointing a representative of the National Union of Students to the board of the Office of Students; and for what...

      Schools: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the apprenticeship levy on schools in (a) Enfield North constituency, (b) the London Borough of Enfield...

      Pupils: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to tackle sexual violence and sexual harassment between pupils in schools.

      Graduates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people from (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England graduated from university in the 2016-17 academic...

      Faith Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department plans to publish its response to the Schools that Work for Everyone consultation, published on 12 September 2016; and if he will...

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the most recent assessment took place of Carillion's ability to fulfil its contractual obligations in the education sector.

      Schools: Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) primary and (b) secondary age children in (i) Cornwall and (ii) North Cornwall who attend a school...

      Arts: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to provide children with access to the arts after the EBacc becomes compulsory in schools.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to his Answer of 7 December 2018 to Question 117413 on Schools: Finance, how many disapplication requests for the ring-fenced dedicated...

      Schools: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to promote digital safety in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools to tackle (i) cyber-bullying and (ii) online grooming.

      Primary Education: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of children in (a) Barnsley and (b) South Yorkshire who are (i) eligible and (ii) not eligible for free school meals...

      Arts: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to increase the uptake of arts subjects at GCSE level; and if he will make a statement.

      Training: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his policy is on the devolution of skills to directly elected mayors and combined authorities.

      Adult Education: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many providers of adult education in each region have not been inspected by Ofsted in the last three years; and what Ofsted grade each provider...

      Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the number of subcontractors of adult education provision; and what the total value is of that subcontracted...

      Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department plans to inform the Mayoral Combined Authorities and Greater London Authority of their funding allocation for the devolution of...

      GCSE: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average GCSE score was for pupils in (a) Coventry and (b) West Midlands in each of the last three years.

      Nadhim Zahawi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families reported his concerns on the Presidents Club dinner of 18 January 2018 to...

      Nadhim Zahawi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether attendance at the Presidents Club dinner of 18 January 2018 is compatible with the (a) responsibilities of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary...

      Nadhim Zahawi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Minister for Children and Families has completed any equality and diversity training since assuming that ministerial role.

      Further Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many young people aged (a) 16, (b) 17 and (c) 18 currently participate in tertiary education.

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2018 to Question 123890, for what reasons that answer stated that the Government classes tertiary education as...

      Dedicated Schools Grant: Kingston upon Thames

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department plans to make a decision on whether to grant the request from Kingston Borough Council to disapply guidelines on the ring-fenced...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2017 to Question HL3865 on Students: Finance, what the timetable is for quality checks on the Student Income and...

      Primary Education: Nurseries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2017 to Question 119402, when his Department will begin to invest that £50 million.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2017 to Question 118334, on children: day care, on what date he plans to make an announcement on the buddy...

      Pupils: Mental Health

      What steps he is taking to improve the mental health of pupils in primary and secondary schools.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2017 to Question 117523, if he will make an estimate of the amount of food waste that...

    • Ritual Slaughter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to regulate the non-stun slaughter of animals.

      Poultry: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward legislative proposals on banning the use of caged hens in egg production.

      Stray Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to support work to re-home stray and abandoned dogs.

      Livestock Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support the viability of the domestic livestock market after the UK leaves the EU.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs, how many meetings he held with his Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser between October 2017 and December 2017.

      Air Pollution: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 8 January 2018 to Question 120934, what proportion of (a) the £3.5 billion air quality plan,...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Presidents Club

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether any Ministers in his Department attended the Presidents Club Charity Dinner run by the Meller Educatonal Trust in an...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Former Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many former Conservative Members of Parliament who were defeated at the 2017 general election and who now work in his Department...

    • European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether he consulted with the Bank of England on plans to insert a provision on an exit date into the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.

      European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether his Department plans to update its website entitled Information about the Withdrawal Bill to reflect the decision of the...

  • Wales Office

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: EU Law

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

    • Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and (b) the Home Secretary on the extending the...

      Sentencing: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average cost to the public purse was of (a) community supervision and (b) custodial prison sentences for female prisoners in each year for...

      Prisoners' Release: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on providing tailored employment support to prisoners before their...

      Coroners: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to his Answer of 15 January 2018 to Question 121252, on Coroners, whether he has made an assessment of whether the actions of the Coroner for...

      Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have reclaimed their tribunal fees as a result of the decision in R (on the application of UNISON) (Appellant) v Lord Chancellor...

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2018 to Question 122617, which the prisons are which are receiving support services provided by Carillion and its...

      Prisoners: Voting Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans Government has to implement the agreement reached by the Council of Europe on prisoner voting in the UK; how many prisoners he believes the...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of sanctions against parents with care who repeatedly breach access arrangements ordered by the family courts.

      Internet: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, the publication of the Law Commission‘s Thirteenth Programme of Law Reform, what further steps his Department plans to take to review legislation...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been allocated Legal Aid funding to pursue (a) exceptional and complex cases and b) other cases, in the most recent three years for...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost to the public purse was of providing Legal Aid in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will list the most frequently given grounds for refusal of Legal Aid.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of tribunal appeals against (a) personal independence payments and (b) employment support allowance assessments were successful in the...

      Custodial Treatment: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of women have been given custodial sentences as a proportion of all sentences in each of the last five years.

      Custodial Treatment: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the UK's comparative international position for custodian sentences given to female offenders as a proportion of...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Intelligence Services: Detainees

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he will issue a direction to place on a statutory footing the Investigatory Powers Commissioner's oversight of the Consolidated Guidance to...

    • Ethnic Groups: Equality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to address the disparities and inequalities revealed by the race disparity audit, published on 10 October 2017.

      Carillion

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much money was due to be paid to Carillion by the Government on the day that company went into liquidation.

      Carillion

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure that SMEs do not experience delayed payments due to the liquidation of Carillion.

      Cultural Community Solutions: Contracts for Services

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many Government contracts were awarded to Cultural Community Solutions Ltd, and what the value was of those contracts, in each year since 2010.

      Carillion

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many Government contracts were awarded to Carillion in the past eight years in (a) Ashfield constituency, (b) Mansfield and (c) Nottinghamshire.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress has been made on the Government's commitment that 33 per cent of central Government procurement spending will go to SMEs by 2022; and if...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Incinerators

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, which wastes are sent for incineration by the Parliamentary authorities; and whether the...

  • Department for Transport

    • Shared Spaces

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will respond to the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation review into shared space; if so, when; and whether they will take steps to...

    • Driving: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to enable UK citizens who are resident in another EU member state and who have exchanged their UK driving licence for a licence in that state...

      Speed Limits: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there has been a reduction in road traffic deaths in the first year of operation of a 20mph limit in those London boroughs that have reduced their...

      European Maritime Safety Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they have made, or are making, for the UK to continue full participation in the European Maritime Safety Agency after departure of the UK from the EU.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Radioactive Materials: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there are plans in place to empower independent bodies to produce legislation for specific issues in the UK relating to radiation protection and the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports from the Burma Human Rights Network of the discovery of mass graves of Rohingya in Inn Din village, Southern Maungdaw...

    • Burma: Press Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the authorities in Burma concerning the arrest of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo along with five villagers from...

      Bosnia and Herzegovina: Russia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Russian-trained mercenaries are helping to establish a paramilitary unit in the entity of Republika Sprska in Bosnia...

      Bosnia and Herzegovina: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what efforts they are making to popularise and to promote discussion within Bosnia-Herzegovina of (1) the April Package of 2006, and (2) the Prud Process of 2008.

      Bosnia and Herzegovina: NATO

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent information they have about the official registration of state properties in Bosnia-Herzegovina, as a pre-requisite of progress towards NATO membership.

      Bosnia and Herzegovina: EU Enlargement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the European Commission has yet submitted an opinion on the application of Bosnia-Herzegovina for EU membership; and if not, when this is expected.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the UK's overseas development assistance to reduce poverty is spent by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the annual UK aid budget is devoted to funding students from developing nations to study at UK higher education institutions; and what plans...

    • Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their announcement on 16 November 2016 concerning future UK support to the Occupied Palestinian Territories, how much funding they provided to the...

      Greece: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what specific steps they are taking to ensure that refugee children in Greece are treated in accordance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in relation to plans to return the Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Burma, (1) how many refugees they estimate will be affected; (2) when the plans will be...

      UNRWA: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps, if any, they are proposing to other UN Relief Works Agency donors to meet the shortfall in funding for the agency in the light of the decision of the...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Vocational Guidance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide advice and support to schools in order to minimise the burden on those schools of providing good-quality careers advice.

    • Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to encourage more organisations that pay the apprenticeship levy to use the funds thereby available to them to offer apprenticeships themselves.

      Education: Commonwealth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Secretary of State for Education will be representing HM Government at the meeting in Fiji of Commonwealth Education Ministers in mid February in...

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they propose taking forward their policy paper Careers Strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents.

      Schools: Vocational Guidance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many schools currently use Gatsby Benchmarks to improve their careers provision.

      Schools: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional support and resources will be provided to maintained schools, free schools and academies to ensure that they are able to comply fully with...

      Apprentices: Care Leavers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that care leavers' entitlement to a local authority bursary when attending university is extended to care leavers undertaking...

      Grammar Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to prevent grammar schools opening annexes within another local authority area; and if so, what plans they have to do so.

      Grammar Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to prevent grammar schools opening within local authorities where grammar schools do not currently exist; and if so, what plans they have to do so.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Woodhill Prison

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to publish the report of the former prisons and probation ombudsman on deaths at HMP Woodhill with their response to that report; and if so when.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Private Rented Housing: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to introduce a national minimum space standard for housing, especially in the private rented sector.

    • Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what methods they are using to enable Local Housing Authorities to multiply their annual production of affordable dwellings.

      Planning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the specific responsibilities and accountabilities of the architectural adviser appointed, in March 2017, to assist the Government Chief Planner; and what...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Mefloquine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Surgeon General of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces recognises the chronic neurotoxic effects on members of the Armed Forces and Veterans from the...

    • HMS Ocean

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 17 January (HL4577) concerning the planned decommissioning of HMS Ocean in 2018, whether an agreement has now been...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fisheries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what quantity of fish and fish products was (1) imported from, and (2) exported to, (a) the EU, and (b) elsewhere, in 2016; and what tonnages of quotas have...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Appeals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of asylum appeals were successful in (1) 1990, (2) 1995, (3) 2000, (4) 2005, (5) 2010, and (6) 2015.

    • Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which local authorities have accepted asylum seekers in each of the last five years.

      Asylum: Travel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what payment, if any, is available from Her Majesty's Government to help asylum seekers with travel costs.

  • HM Treasury

    • Plastics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be the timing of their consultation on means to reduce the consumption of single-use plastic straws; and when policy proposals are expected to follow.

  • Cabinet Office

    • EU Budget: Contributions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have held with the ONS regarding the reasons for the disparity between the 2015 Pink Book, which stated that the gross UK contribution to the...

    • Acts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Young of Cookham on 16 January (HL4562) and by Lord McNally on 14 June 2010 (HL Deb col WA77), why it was...

      General Election 2015

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total number of eligible electors on the register, resident outside the UK, for the May 2015 General Election; and what proportion of them voted.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, what plans they have to increase funding for promoting campaigns to encourage students in overseas countries to study in the UK.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gaming Machines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the finding by the Centre for Economics and Business Research, in a report published by bacta on 10 January, that if the maximum...

    • Palace of Westminster: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the appropriateness of the Heritage Lottery Fund contributing to the cost of Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster.

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