Written answers

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Sapropterin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many pregnant women with phenylketonuria have received Kuvan (sapropterin) treatment since that drug has been licenced for use in the...

    • Streptococcus: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he will take steps to ensure that all pregnant women are provided with the joint Royal College of Obstetricians and...

      Fentanyl

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospital admissions caused by Fentanyl misuse there were in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Chief Scientific Advisers

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

      Kidney Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that chronic kidney disease is diagnosed in a timely manner.

      Diabetes: Kidney Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State, if he will take steps to ensure that people with diabetes are offered urine and blood tests to check for chronic kidney disease.

      Radiography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2017 to Question 117852 on Radiography, what the regional breakdown is of seven-day interventional...

      Radiography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2017 to Question 117849 on Image Guided Surgery, what the regional breakdown is of (a) the 148...

      Radiography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2017 to Question 117848 on Image Guided Surgery, what the per 1000 people population ratio is of...

      Mental Health Services: Mothers

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

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2017 to Question 119189, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's...

      Public Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will widen access to early diagnosis and support services for all developmental neurodiverse conditions as a...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 22 December 2017 to Question 120088, on Mental Health Services: Children and Young People, what assessment he...

      Mental Health Services: Mothers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department is doing to improve the diagnosis of mothers suffering with post-natal mental health problems.

      Surgery: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many elective operations in the NHS have been cancelled in the last 12 months.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Directors

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

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department gives to Sustainability and Transformation Plan teams on better integrating (a) vulnerable and (b) other...

      Prisoners: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what percentage of prisoners who received a custodial sentence suffered from one or more mental health conditions in each of...

      Sexually Transmitted Infections: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether there is a requirement for online sellers of testing kits for sexually transmitted infections to be registered with the Care...

      Carillion: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what organisations he has had discussions with on the completion of the new Royal Liverpool Hospital following the liquidation of...

      Liothyronine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many reports have been made by prescribers or patients to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency on unlicensed...

      Liothyronine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken under the Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Act 2017 to collect information on the...

      Royal Liverpool Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for (a) a new contractor to be appointed for the new Royal Liverpool Hospital and (b) that hospital to be...

  • HM Treasury

    • European Investment Bank: North East

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant the Answer of 6 November 2017 to Question 110943 on European Investment Bank: North East, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of...

    • Life Sciences: Capital Investment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2017 to Question 118242, on Life Sciences: Capital Investment, what estimate he has made of the money that will be...

      Minimum Wage: Non-payment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2018 to Question 122436, on Minimum Wage, how many of the 532 civil actions initiated since 2010 resulted in the...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue has been raised for the public purse from the apprenticeship levy paid by multi-academy trusts.

      Financial Services: Technology

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what role financial technology plays in promoting financial inclusion; and if he will make a statement.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many children who were eligible for the 30 funded hours of childcare in the term commencing 1 September 2017 are no longer eligible in the current term,...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people that did not receive information on the 30 hours free childcare from the Childcare Service website before...

      Energy: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on the rate of VAT applied to energy saving materials; and what assessment he has made of the effect of the updated EU VAT Action Plan on...

  • Prime Minister

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment: Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was spent by the Government from the public purse in legal fees on seeking to overturn the Upper Tribunal Administrative Appeals...

    • Work Capability Assessment: Parkinson's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department plans to involve people with Parkinson's disease in the process of improving the work capability assessment.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff are currently employed in her Department to administer pension credit and carer's allowance claims; and how those figures...

      Housing Benefit: Personal Savings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on increasing in line with inflation each year the maximum amount an...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Drinking Water

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

      Social Security Benefits: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to digitise the application processes for (a) personal independence payments, (b) attendance allowance and (c)...

      Occupational Pensions Scheme Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government plans to respond to the Review of Survivor Benefits in Occupational Pension Schemes, published in June 2014.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Presidents Club

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

      Pension Wise

      To ask Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the Answer of 19 October 2015 to Question 10807, how many free guidance sessions with Pension Wise have been held for those with...

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 28 December 2015 to Question 19729, how many jobseekers were referred to English language skills educational...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Directors

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

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what evidence she has considered in relation to her Department’s plans to introduce a cap on Access to Work grants.

      Mortgages: Interest Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the removal of Support for Mortgage Interest as part of benefit entitlement from April 2018 will affect entitlement to passported...

      Mortgages: Interest Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many face to face explanations of the change to Support for Mortgage Interest loan payments her Department has carried out supplementary...

      Mortgages: Interest Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the cost of implementing the change of Support for Mortgage Interest from a benefit to a loan; and...

      Social Security Benefits: Maladministration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of errors in benefit payments resulting from claimants moving from one job centre catchment area to...

      Universal Credit: Midlothian

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the timescale is for all legacy benefit caseloads in Midlothian to be migrated to universal credit.

      Universal Credit: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households in receipt of universal credit have children.

      Personal Independence Payment: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints ATOS and Capita received on the quality of written medical reports after personal independence payments assessments in...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants have migrated from a legacy benefit to universal credit to date.

      Universal Credit: Haringey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants in the (a) London Borough of Haringey and (b) Tottenham constituency were eligible for universal credit on 1 January 2018.

  • Home Office

    • Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many National Referral Mechanism forms were (a) not completed properly by first responders and (b) missing information in each year...

    • Home Office: Drinking Water

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

      Asylum and Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of Sate for the Home Department, what account her Department is taking of provisions relating to the alignment of basic living costs for victims of modern slavery and asylum...

      Slavery: Vietnam

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on the location of Vietnamese victims of modern slavery found in the UK in the last five years; and if...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her Department's notice, entitled Expression of interest in providing legal services to victims of trafficking and modern...

      Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the number of refugees who will be resettled in the UK under the Gateway Protection Programme in 2018.

      Home Office: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department has spent on (a) art, (b) wine and (c) hospitality in each of the last seven financial years for which figures are...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 7 January 2016 to Question 21042, what steps her Department has taken following the conclusion of the pilots...

      Home Office: Directors

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

      Public Spaces Protection Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of Public Spaces Protection Orders.

      Domestic Violence: Refuges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on ensuring that safe accommodation...

      Slavery: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children have been accepted into the National Referral Mechanism as victims of criminal exploitation.

      Psychiatry: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Tier 2 visa applications sponsored by the NHS for NHS psychiatry posts were turned down in the most recent year for which data is...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of reports of child sexual exploitation there have been in (a) Telford constituency and (b) UK in each of the...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to give all confirmed victims of slavery in the UK at least one year’s leave to remain with recourse to...

      Refugees: Eritrea

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether there are plans to create safe and legal routes to the UK for Eritrean refugees.

      Drugs: Spain

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the oral contribution of Under-Secretary of State for the Home Office of 17 January 2018, Official Report, HC 406WH, what...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken is for (a) accepted and (b) declined priority applications to be resolved by UK Visas and Immigration in each of...

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department has taken to improve social mobility in each of the last seven years.

    • Technology: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Mayor of Greater Manchester on promoting Greater Manchester's technology sector.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many meetings (a) he and (b) his predecessor held with his Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser between October...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Drinking Water

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

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Presidents Club

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether any Ministers from his department attended the Presidents Club Charity Dinner run by the Meller Educatonal Trust in an...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking in response to the finding by the Gambling Commission that 2 million people in the UK are...

      Gambling: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has had discussions with both terrestrial and satellite television companies on the number of betting adverts shown...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2018 to Question 123265 on Broadband; what estimate his Department has made of the level...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Plastics: Biodegradability and Compost

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much has been spent from the public purse on research and development in the field of biodegradable and compostable...

    • Business: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to improve the rate of adoption of digital technology in everyday business...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Presidents Club

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether any Ministers from his Department attended the Presidents Club Charity Dinner run by the Meller Educatonal...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to Ofgem's Biomass Sustainability dataset 2015-2016, published on 22 March 2017, what assessment he has...

      Conditions of Employment: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Answer of 22 December 2015 to Question 19825, how many complaints were received by the Pay and...

      Fuel Poverty: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps he has taken to reduce fuel poverty in rural areas.

      Carillion: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the effect of the liquidation of Carillion on the viability of small businesses in (a)...

      Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 21 December 2017 to Question 120176, how the Department measures and defines a global...

      Research: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much money has been spent in the UK on (a) basic research (b) applied research and (c) experimental development as...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to respond to Question 121771, tabled by the hon. Member for Oxford East on 9 January 2018.

    • Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2018 to Question 123694, if he will publish a summary of the risk assessments...

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the additional fees being charged to local authorities by the Official Receiver for...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Carillion

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

    • Defence: Modernisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Oral Statement of 25 January 2018, on his Department's Modernising Defence Programme, whether the value of identified savings his...

      Defence: Modernisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Oral Statement of 25 January 2018, on his Department's Modernising Defence Programme, if he will provide further information on...

      Defence: Modernisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Oral Statement of 25 January 2018, on his Department's Modernising Defence Programme, if he will rule out reductions to the army's...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Drinking Water

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

    • Scotland Office: Presidents Club

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

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will publish a hierarchical organisational chart of his Department which lists (a) the title of positions, (b) the reporting lines,...

    • UK Trade With EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will list the EU trade agreements that the Government plans to replicate after the UK leaves the EU; what priority his Department has...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equality Act 2010

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she plans to review the operation of the Equality Act 2010.

    • Government Equalities Office: Directors

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, who the lead non-executive director and other non-executive director board members are in the Government Equalities Office.

  • Department for Transport

    • Bus Services: Modernisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support his Department is providing to bus companies to modernise their fleets.

    • Bicycles: Hire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 8 January 2018 to Question 120619, if he will make an assessment of the effect of bike-share schemes on air quality.

      Bicycles: Hire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 8 January 2018 to Question 120619, how many cities in the UK do not already have a bike-share scheme.

      Bicycles: Hire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 8 January 2018 to Question 120615, what steps he is taking to promote the introduction of bike-share schemes in towns and...

      Bicycles: Hire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 8 January 2018 to Question 120618, what the outcome was of those discussions with the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State...

      Roads: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding has been allocated from the public purse to roads and highways in Hertfordshire since 2010.

      Railways: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average journey time between Oxford and London Paddington station is (a) at present and (b) planned to be after the electrification of that route.

      Transport: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if the Government will take steps to fund the Transport for the North's Strategic Transport Plan for the North to at least the same level per head of...

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he will ask (a) Southern and (b) Govia Thameslink Railway to fund a one-month rail refund to annual season ticket holders to compensate those...

      South Western Railway: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to prevent future strikes on South Western Railway; and if will he make a statement.

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether any sub-contractors carrying out work on the South Wales mainline electrification project are currently experiencing arrears in payment as a...

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the business risks faced by Network Rail in Control Period 6.

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much Network Rail will be permitted to borrow in Control Period 6.

      Electric Vehicles: Yorkshire and Humberside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of electric car charging points at motorway service stations in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • North Korea: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 January 2018 to Question 121390, what he and his Russian counterpart concluded were the best ways...

    • North Korea: UN Resolutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 January 2018 to Question 121390 on North Korea: Nuclear Weapons, what steps he is taking to ensure...

      North Korea: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 January 2018 to Question 121391 on North Korea: Nuclear Weapons, what the evidential basis is for...

      Eritrea: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Egyptian counterpart on reports that Egyptian troops have been deployed in Asmara,...

      Africa: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his UN Security Council counterparts on escalating tensions among Eritrea, Egypt, Ethiopia and...

      Africa: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his European counterparts on tensions between Eritrea, Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan.

      Eritrea and Sudan: Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the closure of the border between Sudan and Eritrea on the political and economic...

      Sayed Ahmed al-Wadaei

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has discussed with the authorities of the Kingdom of Bahrain, the trial of relatives of UK-based human...

      British Overseas Territories: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Governments of the UK Overseas Territories on creating fully enforced Marine...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Chief Scientific Advisers

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

      Cameroon: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support the Government is providing to tackle human rights abuses and violence in Cameroon, and in particular South Cameroon.

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to the Turkish Government on recent civilian deaths in Afrin district, northern Syria; and...

      Bangladesh: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) level of corruption in Bangladesh and (b) effectiveness of attempts to reduce the...

      Bangladesh: Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of child marriage laws in Bangladesh.

      Bangladesh: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of violence against women and girls in Bangladesh.

      Proliferation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans the Government has to help reduce nuclear tensions worldwide.

      Nuclear Disarmament

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to help achieve multilateral disarmament world-wide.

      Turkey: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to monitor the use of military equipment provided by the UK to Turkey; and what information he holds on...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Drinking Water

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

      Syria: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the level of religious freedom in Syria; and what steps the Government is...

      China: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the Government of China on its announcement on 4 January 2018 that it would activate...

      Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the forthcoming Syrian National Dialogue Congress following Turkish...

      Yemen: Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to prevent the supply of ballistic missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen.

  • Department for International Development

    • Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of her Department's funding in response to the Syrian crisis to date was delivered by means of (a) UK organisations,...

    • Syria: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the Global Disability Summit in July 2018 has on its agenda the needs of disabled people in Syria and the support systems...

      Department for International Development: Directors

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

      Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to increase the flow of humanitarian aid into the north of Yemen.

      Colombia and Lesotho: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what involvement officials of her Department had during the process of negotiation and ratification of the UK’s new tax treaties...

      Zimbabwe: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues about the provision of aid to Zimbabwe following the house arrest of Robert Mugabe.

      Zimbabwe: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations her Department has received from the Zimbabwean authorities about the provision of aid to that country since the...

  • Department for Education

    • Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on schools in the Barnsley local authority area which hold contracts with Carillion.

    • Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the 2018-19 local government pay offer on school finances.

      Schools: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent meetings he has held with (a) schools, (b) the Local Government Association and (c) trade unions on school support staff pay.

      Schools: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has held with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the schools' wage costs.

      Schools: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what research his Department has (a) undertaken and (b) commissioned on the adequacy of the level of school support staff pay.

      Schools: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much per pupil funding was allocated to schools in (a) Manchester, Withington constituency, (b) Manchester and (c) the North West in each of the...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to increase the minimum number of hours training in physical education required as part of teacher training.

      Food Technology: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people took a GCSE or equivalent qualification in Food Technology in each of the past 15 years.

      Pupils: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the medical conditions policies of schools are checked by Ofsted as part of their regular system of...

      Department for Education: Chief Scientific Advisers

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

      Apprentices: Care Leavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November 2017 to Question 111903, on Apprentices: Care Leavers, whether he has plans to collect identifying information...

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2017 to Question 117980, on foster care, how many organisations have adopted the foster-family-friendly employer...

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department plans to launch the consultation on children's centres which was first announced in 2015.

      Foreign Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of permitting UK students who have been offered a place at a university in an (a) non-UK EU or...

      Department for Education: Drinking Water

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

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Children looked after in England including adoption: 2016 to 2017 statistics published in September 2017, what assessment he has...

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to help increase the number of young people who are able to remain living with their foster carer in a staying put...

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many young people were (a) eligible to and (b) did remain with a foster carer in a staying put arrangement in 2016-17.

      Foster Care: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has assessed the adequacy of National Minimum Fostering Allowance rates since their introduction in 2007.

      Gcse

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

      Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Answer of 8 July 2015 to Question 4879, on academies, how many academies whose funding arrangements were dependent on Qualified...

      Faith Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to remove the 50 per cent admissions cap on faith schools.

      Department for Education: Voting Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has plans to mark the centenary of women getting the right to vote in 1918.

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the increased teaching hours on maths and English in primary and secondary schools has led to a reduction in teaching hours for music education.

      Apprentices: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the continuation of apprenticeships in Liverpool that have been affected by the liquidation of...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Beverage Containers

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

    • Plastics: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of the use of plastic straws on the environment.

      Economic Situation: Hampshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his steps his Department is taking to support the rural economy in Hampshire.

      Food: Hampshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the performance of the Great British Food Unit in opening up new markets for food and drink...

      Timber: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to monitor compliance with regulations at exposed wood-recycling plants.

      LIFE Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to replace the funding provided by the EU's LIFE programme after the UK has left the EU.

      Wildlife: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of whether criminals make use of cyber-crime in the illegal wildlife trade.

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2018 to Question 122438 on Food: Waste, whether he has plans to apply a similar target...

      Otters: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has put in place to ensure that the reintroduction of otters does not lead to a serious deterioration in fish...

      Environment Protection

      What progress has been made on implementing his Department's 25 Year Environment Plan.

      Environment: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to 25 Year Environment Plan, published on 11 January 2018, what additional financial resources have been...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Voting Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has plans to mark the centenary of women getting the right to vote in 1918.

      Hunting Act 2004

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2018 to Question 123804 on Hunting Act 2004, whether officials within his Department...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Beverage Containers

      To ask the Attorney General, what estimate has been made of the number of hot drink cups that are (a) used each year and (b) sent for recycling by his Department.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Drinking Water

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

    • Wales Office: Directors

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

      Economic Situation: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on the effect on the economy of Wales of the UK leaving the EU.

      Tourism: Wales

      What recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on promoting Wales as a tourist destination.

      Police: Wales

      What recent representations he has received from the Police and Crime Commissioners in Wales on the adequacy of (a) the number of police officers and (b) police funding in Wales.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many meetings (a) he and (b) his predecessor had with his Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser between October and December 2017.

    • Trials: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2017 to Question 111195 on Trials: Languages, how many defendants were not provided with interpretation and...

      Ministry of Justice: Drinking Water

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

      Terrorism: Hyde Park

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has held any discussions with the Legal Aid Agency about the application for legal aid, reference TIP.00288.FUN.LAA, to bring a case in...

      Courts: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the letter to the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South and the hon. Member for Sunderland Central from the former Minister of...

      Courts: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the letter to the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South and the hon. Member for Sunderland Central from the former Minister of...

      Courts: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the letter to the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South and the hon. Member for Sunderland Central from the former Minister of...

      Courts: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the letter to the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South and the hon. Member for Sunderland Central from the former Minister of...

      Prisons: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether prison governors will be empowered to bring maintenance contracts back in-house.

      Aiding and Abetting: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans his Department has to collect and publish statistics relating to the number of joint enterprise prosecutions.

      County Courts: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the letter to the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South and the hon. Member for Sunderland Central from the former Minister of...

      Courts: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the letter to the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South and the hon. Member for Sunderland Central from the former Minister of...

      Magistrates' Courts: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the letter to the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South and the hon. Member for Sunderland Central from the former Minister of...

      Prisoners' Release: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of male prisoners serving Indefinite Public Protection sentences were released following (a) a period in Category D open conditions,...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Elections: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government plans to bring forward legislative proposals to require (a) candidates and (b) election agents to publish their home address.

    • Elections: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 8 January 2018 to Question 121014, on returning officers: pay, what the review of funding of elections will cover; what...

      Returning Officers: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of ending the right to personal fees for returning officers.

      Polling Stations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many polling stations were open during the 2017 General Election.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government supports the continued existence of the edited electoral register.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of removing the provision of allowing the sale of the edited electoral register.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of registered voters are listed on the edited register.

      Cohabitation: Children

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate the Government has made of the number of cohabiting opposite-sex couples (a) with and (b) without children, and what the number of...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • 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...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the governments of (1) China, (2) Laos, (3) the Philippines, (4) Russia, and (5) Vietnam, regarding the announcement on 16...

    • Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the report of the two civilian experts deployed to Bangladesh to report on crimes of sexual violence committed against Rohingya people...

  • Attorney General

    • Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 16 January (HL4533), in cases where there is no evidence at all against an accused, whether the...

  • Department for Education

    • Commonwealth: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Lord Lieutenants are being encouraged to help promote the Commonwealth in schools in their counties ahead of the Commonwealth Summit in April 2018 in London.

    • Students: Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on 18 June 2014 (HC 200265), what is their current estimate of the...

      Children: Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to reduce the number of children at risk, following the finding by the Local Government Association that an average of 1,770 children...

      Degrees: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they ensure that there is a consistent and professional level of external examiners appointed for degrees validated by universities but not delivered...

      Degrees: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is clear guidance on the use of the plagiarism checker technology Turnitin by those universities that validate degrees from private and independent...

      Faith Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Yeshiva schools there are in England.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any evidence that difficulties in recruiting UK nationals as nurses reflect changes in the UK's higher education system in recent years.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Charter of Fundamental Rights (EU)

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to propose the introduction of specific legally enforceable provisions to maintain, following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, all rights...

    • Carillion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what contracts HM prison service has with Carillion; and what services are provided under those contracts, across the prison estate.

      Parole: Sexual Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to set out the criteria, and tests they undertake, by which Parole Board psychologists and psychiatrists determine that a sex offender is fit...

      Social Media: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the settlement of a claim against Facebook in the High Court in Belfast concerning nude photos of a girl aged 14 placed on the Facebook website, whether...

      Parole Board

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what processes they use to review the performance of Parole Board psychologists; what actions they take to follow up instances of poor decision-making, judgment or...

      Sentencing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their decision to extend the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme to give the public the right to ask for tougher sentences for nine further...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Private Rented Housing: Electrical Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to act on the recommendations of the private rented sector Electrical Safety Working Group.

    • Planning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what specific responsibilities have been given to the civil servant, formerly employed by Design Council CABE, who has been appointed to the Ministry of Housing,...

      Planning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have published a job description for the Built Environment Adviser that they are in the process of appointing; and how many people will be employed in...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Hunting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps are being taken to address the alleged use of trail hunting as a cover to conduct illegal fox hunting.

    • Ivory: Sales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence they have that the proposed UK ban on historically sculpted ivory sales will (1) deter poachers in Africa, and (2) reduce the demand for sculpted...

  • Home Office

    • Banks: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that there is full cooperation between banks in the investigation of fraud.

    • Credit Cards: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many reported credit card frauds there were in each of the last available three years; and what was the total sum involved.

      Driving under Influence: Cannabis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to establish whether technology is available to distinguish between cannabis being in a driver's system, and that driver being impaired...

      Migrant Workers: Doctors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to reduce the Home Office salary threshold for granting visas in respect of overseas doctors seeking employment in UK hospitals; and if not,...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Carillion: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they (1) have paid, and (2) are due to pay, PwC in connection with PwC advising HM Government on the consequences of the failure of Carillion.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of UK exports are to those countries with which the EU has existing free trade agreements, or with which the EU has concluded draft free trade...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Museums and Galleries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the amount of art which is in storage at any time in museums and galleries that receive public funding in England.

    • YouTube

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to Ofcom regulating the social media platform YouTube in the same way as licensed media broadcasters.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • House of Lords: Staff

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how many staff were employed in each of the following services of the House of Lords in 2010 (1) the Library, (2) Catering and Retail Services, and (3) all other...

  • Women and Equalities

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