Written answers

Friday, 2 February 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Presidents Club

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

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what meetings have taken place between Ministers of his Department or members of its Low Carbon Fuels team and counterparts in other countries on E10...

      Department for Transport: Public Expenditure

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

      Buses: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 16 June 2015 to Question 2203, whether it remains his Department’s position that there will be no requirement to...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of waste-based biodiesel which will be used in 2020; and what information his Department holds on...

      EU Internal Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the proportion of trade is in and out of each of the UK's major ports which is directly linked to intra EU trade.

      Blue Badge Scheme: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to introduce a Blue Badge scheme for people diagnosed with autism.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the effect on journey times between Hull and Manchester of the provision in the TransPennine franchise that trains...

      Great Western Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for the paused parts of the Great Western electrification to be resumed; and if he will make a statement.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to reply to the letter of 1 September 2017 from the hon. Member for Sefton Central on plans for a road through Rimrose Valley.

  • HM Treasury

    • Republic of Ireland: Overseas Trade

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information he holds on the amount of trade originating in the Irish Republic which transited the UK en route to overseas destinations in each of the...

    • Treasury: Voting Rights

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to mark the centenary of women getting the right to vote in 1918.

      Royal Bank of Scotland: Government Shareholding

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on the Government's shareholding in RBS of changes in the level of RBS customers.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of how much the Government will spend on tax free childcare in each of the next five years.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate how many families will benefit from the tax-free childcare scheme.

      Bank Services: Internet

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the oral contribution of The Minister for Higher Education of 30 January 2018, on Keep Me Posted campaign, if he will make an estimate of...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Companies House

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timescale is for his Department’s review of Companies House.

    • Wind Power: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which companies have won contracts for difference for offshore wind in each of the last three years.

      Small Businesses: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support his Department is providing to SMEs in the West Midlands before the UK leaves the EU.

      Small Businesses: Telford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many small and medium-sized enterprises in Telford constituency have received support under each business support...

      Business: Telford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on businesses in Telford of the Industrial Strategy.

      Gratuities

      To ask Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has received on hospitality workers being forced to pay a proportion of table sales to their...

      Small Businesses: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of small businesses in (a) Warrington and (b) the north-west owed money by...

      Companies: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish the regulations to implement the Government's policy of requiring listed companies to publish...

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to his oral contribution of 30 January 2018, on Carillion, when he plans to apply the lessons on the...

      Bank Services: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to his oral contribution of 30 January 2018, on Carillion, what steps he plans to take to ensure the...

      Managers: Pay

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

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of introducing reforms to the UK's corporate insolvency...

      What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which private companies form part of the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth.

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the oral contribution of 30 January 2018 of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business,...

      Community Assets: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on the number of community-owned (a) shops and (b) pubs that operate in the UK;...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Bahrain: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of religious freedom in Bahrain; and what steps the Government is taking to...

    • Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that there is an independent international investigation of the allegations against the...

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to progress the peace talks between parties to conflict in Yemen.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department has received from the Saudi-led Coalition on the location and inspection system of the 17...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Russian counterpart on Turkish operations in Afrin district, Syria.

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to prevent conflict in Afrin, Syria.

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions has he had with his counterpart at NATO on Turkish operations in Afrin.

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his United States counterpart on the Turkish operation in Afrin.

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department holds any information on (a) civilian casualties and (b) human rights abuses caused by the recent...

      North Korea: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the 2014 Commission of Inquiry Report on human rights in North Korea, if he will publish his...

      Hong Kong: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Sino-British Joint Declaration, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in Hong Kong and China...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions she has had with the head of the Northern Ireland civil service about the budget for the next financial year; and if...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Ambulance Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of ambulance waiting times in each month in 2017 in (a) Lewisham, Deptford Constituency, (b) London and (c) England.

    • Mental Health Services: Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve the provision of mental health support for young people who identify as transgender.

      Chief Dental Officer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many times he has met the Chief Dental Officer since her appointment on 27 April 2015; and what the dates of those meetings were.

      Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been diagnosed with Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome aged (a) under 18, (b) between 18 and 25, (c) between 46 and 64...

      Mental Health Services: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many instances of physical restraint were recorded on the Mental Health Services Data Set in each of the last years; and how many of...

      Mental Health Services: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will require all healthcare trusts to publish their restraint policies.

      Mental Health Services: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will require healthcare trusts to record data on use of physical restraint on children.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to facilitate collaboration between NHS and local authority mental health service providers.

      Social Services: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the adequacy of availability of social care beds in Yorkshire and the Humber.

      Care Homes: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of (a) residential care and (b) nursing homes in (i) the North-West and (ii) Warrington have been judged to...

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will estimate the value of the Carillion contract at the Royal Liverpool hospital; set out how progress on the contract was...

      Drugs: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of his Department plans to respond to the remarks of the hon. Member for Bishop Auckland of 21...

      Dental Services: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of children are registered with a dentist in the South Lakeland District Council area.

      Gynaecology and Obstetrics: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many student entrants there were to gynaecology and obstetrics in NHS England in each of the last seven years.

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 6 September 2017 to Question 123399, how much funding has been allocated to mental health services in each of...

      Mentally Disordered Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 6 September 2017 to Question 122675, if he will make an estimate of the number of (a) women and (b) men...

      Food: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of banning the advertising of foods high in saturated fat, sugar and salt...

      General Practitioners: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing mandatory child health training for all GP trainees.

  • Department for International Development

    • Zimbabwe: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, What financial support her Department has provided to Zimbabwe in each of the last ten years; and how much financial support her...

    • Robert Carr Civil Society Networks Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the outcomes achieved by the Robert Carr Civil Society Networks Fund with Government funding.

      International Citizen Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, for what reasons her Department will no longer run the International Citizen Service programme from April 2018.

  • Department for Education

    • Children's Centres: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children's centres have not received an Ofsted inspection in the last five years.

    • Department for Education: Presidents Club

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

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to improve pupil attainment in deprived areas of Greater London.

      Education: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to close the attainment gap between boys and girls.

      Teachers: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to encourage more men to enter the teaching profession.

      Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to devolve the adult education budget to local authorities which are not part of a mayoral combined authority.

      Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the budget was for non-apprenticeship adult education in each year since 2010; and what the budget is for adult education to 2020.

      Department for Education: Public Expenditure

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

      Department for Education: Directors

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

      Education: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to harness digital technology to deliver educational services.

      Sixth Form Colleges: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to review the funding of sixth form colleges; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to fund pay increases above the one per cent pay cap for (a) teachers and (b) school support staff in 2018-19.

      Adult Education: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, State how many subcontractors of adult education provision have been inspected and graded by Ofsted in each region in 2017.

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much per pupil funding was allocated to schools from the public purse in (a) Lewisham, Deptford constituency and (b) London in each of the last...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the reasons are for a review of funding across tertiary education that focuses on post-18 education rather than post-16 education.

      Free School Meals: Eligibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it is his Department's policy that a prematurely born child whose parents defer their child's school entry date should not be eligible for...

      Faith Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has any plans to revise the inclusivity and community and engagement requirements for new faith schools.

      Teachers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2018 to Question 124211, whether the recruitment targets set out in recent Annual Reports of the National College...

      Special Educational Needs: Cerebral Palsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the number of children and young people with special educational needs who have cerebral palsy.

      Pre-school Education: Hampstead and Kilburn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he holds any information on the number of nursery places available in the Hampstead and Kilburn constituency in each year since 2010; and if...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many meetings the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Childcare and Early Years has had with parents of disabled children about improving access,...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the proportion of workers in the childcare sector who are employed on zero-hour contracts.

      Children's Centres: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2018 to Question 124199 on children’s centre inspections, how his Department is monitoring the quality of...

      Free School Meals: Eligibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will estimate how many children will become eligible for free school meals in each of the next 5 years under (a) proposal in the Eligibility for...

      Free School Meals: Eligibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many families would be better off reducing their income to less than £7,400 a year to secure free school meals.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the time taken to place children in need of adoption with a family under adoption scorecards.

      What Works Network: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the cost has been to date of setting up the What Works Centre.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what childcare support is available for children whose parent enters a women's refuge.

      Children: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2018 to Question 123221, when his Department plans to begin its review of children in need.

      Academies: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will extend the mandatory food standards to all free schools and academies.

      National Collaborative Outreach Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many young people have been contacted by the National Collaborative Outreach Programme in each region; and how many schools are working with the...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Sentences: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many males who were resident in Wales at the time of their sentence are serving prison sentences in England.

    • Prisons: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the level of provision of Welsh language services in prisons in (a) Wales and (b) England.

      Young Offenders: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer of 22 June 2015 to Question 2384, what proportion of young people in the custodial estate have had education, training and...

      Sentencing: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people who were currently serving or had previously served in HM Armed Forces were sentenced to custodial sentences in (a) men's and (b)...

      Ministry of Justice: Voting Rights

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

      Prisons: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the contracts to outsource facilities management in prisons, signed in 2014 what the agreed charge was for (a) replacing a broken...

      Prisoners: Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to (a) reduce instances of attempted suicide and (b) improve the mental health in respect of prisoners diagnosed...

      Prisons: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of apprentices who (a) were employed by Carillion in relation to the prison maintenance contract and (b) will be...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Freehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to strengthen the rights of freeholders against developers on newbuild estates; and if...

    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much his Department spent on (a) art, (b) wine and (c) hospitality in each of the last seven financial years for...

      Shared Ownership Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer of 28 October 2015 to Question 13154, on shared ownership schemes, what steps his...

      Housing: Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all new build properties can access superfast broadband immediately...

      Housing: Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what his Department's policy is on ensuring that new build properties have superfast broadband installed upon completion.

      Disabled Facilities Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what (a) central government and (b) total spend was on the disabled facilities grants scheme in each year from 2009-10...

      Community Infrastructure Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that communities affected by multiple small developments will be able to...

      Energy Performance Certificates: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to introduce a specific Energy Performance Certificate for rural areas; and if he will make a statement.

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure local authorities allocate land in their local plans to meet their estimated need...

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant the Answer of 25 January 2018 on Affordable Housing: Construction, what the timetable is for the publication...

      Supported Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2018 to Question 124587, whether there is projected to be an (a) increase or (b)...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has plans to provide a 24/7 mental health care helpline for veterans and serving soldiers in the Armed Forces; and if he will make a statement.

    • Type 31 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2018 to Question 123285, on Type 31 Frigates, what the evidential basis was for the Government's assessment that...

      Ministry of Defence: Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2018 to Question 123308 on Carillion, if he will publish the services delivered for each of the eleven contracts...

      Ministry of Defence: Voting Rights

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

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2018 to Question 125089, what the ground-based air defence systems are which are operated by Army Air Defence...

      Armed Forces: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will set out the UK armed forces capabilities and platforms that are subject to the reduce to produce programme.

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the (a) current unit value and (b) annual in-year operating cost of (i) Tranche 1 T3 two-seat variant Typhoon aircraft and...

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations the Government has (a) received from and (b) made to foreign Governments on the sale of RAF Tranche 1 T3 two-seat variant Typhoon...

      USA: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the US Defense Department's Nuclear Posture Review.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Written Statement of 19 January 2018, HCWS414, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of additional...

    • Personal Independence Payment: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Written Statement of 19 January 2018, HCWS414, on Welfare, when her Department plans to publish updated guidance for assessors...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Public Expenditure

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

      State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2018 to Question 123025, if she will revoke regulation 3 of the Social Security Benefits Up-rating...

      GKN: Melrose

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the risk to pensions posed by Melrose's proposed takeover of GKN.

      Personal Independence Payment: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 124308, on Personal Independence Payment: Mental Health, what estimate she has made of...

      Personal Independence Payment: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 124308, on Personal Independence Payment: Mental Health, if her Department will...

      Universal Credit: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much the Department has spent on processing complaints relating to universal credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether assessments are being carried out at the constituency level on the roll-out of universal credit.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons the level of reported sanctions is higher in universal credit areas than in areas which provide on existing benefits.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the timetable is for the upcoming review of all personal independence payment claims.

      Mortgages: Interest Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what consultation his Department undertook on the changes to be made to support for mortgage interest benefit.

      Mortgages: Interest Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have applied to convert Support for Mortgage Interest payments into a loan.

      HSBC: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what reports she has received on the practice of HSBC Bank plc to deduct state deduction claw-back from its pensioners.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 124678, on Universal Credit, which programme is dealing with the implementation of the...

      Universal Credit: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what training has been provided to his Department's employees who are engaged in administering universal credit on the specific needs and...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of Yorkshire farmers receive direct payments and rural development support from the EU.

    • Dogs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the number and countries of origin were of dogs imported into the UK for (a) non-commercial reasons under the Pet...

      Dogs: Electronic Training Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department next plans to review the use of electronic shock collars for dogs.

      Microplastics: Marine Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Hazardous Substances Advisory Committee plans to publish its review into the sources of microplastics and the...

      Potatoes: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with representatives of the potato industry on their capacity to increase the amount of potatoes...

      Plastics: Bottles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward legislative proposals for introducing a deposit return scheme for all PET plastic drinks bottles.

      Goats: Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support his Department plans to provide to goat farmers affected by the loss of contracts as a result the oversupply of...

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Presidents Club

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

    • Refugees: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to update guidance on the gov.uk website on the rights of refugees to work.

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many forensic firms used by police forces in England and Wales have failed to meet official quality standards since 2012.

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the amount saved in costs associated with forensic work since abolishing the Forensic Science...

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to review the (a) value for money and (b) effectiveness of outsourcing criminal forensic work.

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of outsourcing digital forensic science casework to firms without any accreditation for...

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what processes are in place to deal with the failings by forensic firms to follow correct procedures in digital forensic science set out in...

      Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average timescale has been for a person to be released under investigation by the police since the implementation of the Policing...

      John Worboys

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on the number of complaints by victims and alleged victims of John Worboys which were subsequently...

      Schools: Knives

      To ask the Minister for the Home Office, with reference to the Department for Education's consultation, Keeping children safe in education; proposed revisions, launched on 14 December 2017, what...

      Marriage Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 124619, whether the Government plans to support the (a) Registration of Marriage Bill...

      Home Office: Voting Rights

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

      Hunting Act 2004: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has made an assessment of the level of enforcement of the Hunting Act 2004 in Cheshire; and if she will make an statement.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proprotion of visa applications have been categorised as non-straightforward by the UKVI unit in the past 3 years.

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what powers her Department has when notified by the submission of an MS1 form of a potential victim of modern slavery in the event that the...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how she plans to evaluate the outcome of the modern slavery strategy; and if she will make a statement.

      Slavery: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has for monitoring compliance by businesses with the requirements placed on them by the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Public Expenditure

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

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Anguilla

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether the Government has made an assessment of the effect on Anguilla of the UK leaving the EU; and if he will make a statement.

    • Customs Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of the UK's ability to agree international trade deals after leaving the EU in the event that it is still...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2018 to Question 124027, what the reasons are for his Department's policy that listing the...

      UK Notified Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions his Department have had with the EU Commission on the future of UK notified bodies.

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether he will seek confirmation from EU negotiators that paragraph 47 of the Joint Technical Note of 8 December 2017, on healthcare...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, for what reasons the document EU Exit Analysis – Cross Whitehall Briefing was seen by journalists before hon. Members were...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Voting Rights

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

  • Department for International Trade

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Overcrowding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 22 January (HL4453), what evidence there is that train franchisees plan for known special events and match...

    • Railways: Fares

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are developing plans to avoid increases in regulated train fares.

      Railways: West Yorkshire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of train connectivity and train services in West Yorkshire, in comparison with other parts of England.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Bombardier: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that Bombardier aircraft are not subject to arbitrary tariffs being imposed on them by the government of the United States.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Industrial Products

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to convene a meeting with representatives from the industrial product supply sector to address concerns relating to uncertainty over the...

    • Certification Quality Marks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of Brexit on agencies that provide CE-Certification.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Plastics: Recycling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in relation to Annex 1 of the Communication from the European Commission, A European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy, published on 16 January, to what...

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Statutory Instruments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many statutory instruments are being prepared by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) but have not yet been laid before either House...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Statutory Instruments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many consultations have been held by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in each of the last ten years on proposals for statutory...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Public Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' budget, if any, originated from the Department for International Development.

      Health Services: Developing Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' budget is spent on (1) family planning, (2) sexual and reproductive health and rights,...

      Recycling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the differences between the target for recycling 65 per cent of urban waste by 2035 agreed by the European Council and Parliament in December 2017...

      Water: Theft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of the problem of water theft in the UK’s water industry.

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