Written answers

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Transport: Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that ancient woodlands and trees are protected during the construction of new transport infrastructure.

    • Department for Transport: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department’s policy is on awarding contracts to companies which have recently issued profit warnings.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many rapid electric charging points have been funded by the Government and installed in England in the (a) last six months and (b) last year.

      Electric Vehicles: Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make further resources available to support people working in the taxi and private hire sector move to electric vehicles, in addition to...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to increase bus usage.

      Crossrail: Ebbsfleet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the feasibility of extending Crossrail to Ebbsfleet.

      Transport: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) rail and (b) road infrastructure is able to be used during adverse and severe weather conditions.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the trend in the level of passenger journeys made by bus by people aged (a) 16 and under, (b) 17-20 and (c)...

      Wales and Borders Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what arrangements are in place for the collapse of the procurement of the Wales and Borders rail franchise should the franchise not be awarded within...

      Wales and Borders Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for the transfer of functions order relating to the Wales and Borders rail franchise to be laid before Parliament.

      Wales and Borders Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the reasons are for the time taken to transfer functions over the Wales and Borders rail franchise to the National Assembly for Wales.

      Wales and Borders Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which body is responsible for any costs incurred to the public purse as a result of (a) delays in procuring or (b) a failure to procure the next Wales...

      Wales and Borders Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost to the public purse has been of the procurement of the Wales and Border rail franchise.

      Wales and Borders Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, who is responsible for appointing an operator of last resort for the Wales and Borders rail franchise.

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department plans to roll-out the 26-30 railcard nationwide.

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the potential extra cost of High Speed Two project resulting from Carillion entering liquidation.

      Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of effectiveness of safeguarding regulations and requirements relating to the licensing of private hire drivers employed...

      Severn River Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the revenue that will accrue to the public purse from Severn Bridge tolls between 8 January and 31 December 2018.

      Severn River Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for the abolition of tolls on the Severn bridges.

      Severn River Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the outstanding level of public debt is in relation to the Severn bridges; and what the estimated operating and maintenance costs for those...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with Transport for London on the surface access requirements required for Heathrow Airport expansion; and if...

      Gatwick Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the surface access requirements required for Gatwick Airport expansion; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Energy: Highlands of Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect on energy consumers in the Highlands of charges relating to distribution...

    • Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has plans to re-evaluate the feed-in tariff for households with solar panels with an energy performance...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to vary the feed-in tariff for households with solar panels.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to when a constituent makes an appeal to him following rejection of a complaint and financial offer...

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to commitments set out in his Department's report entitled Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive:...

      Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that a further decline in Capita's finances will not affect the level of...

      Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress he has made in establishing a steel sector deal.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Child Care Vouchers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many employees in his Department make use of the childcare voucher scheme.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to the Palestinian Authority to encourage that body to accept the Israeli invitation to...

    • South Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Troika statement statement on conflict in South Sudan of 12 January 2018, what steps have been taken to...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent meetings he has had with the Government of Oman on the provision of humanitarian assistance to Yemen.

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that full humanitarian and commercial access to Hodeidah port is granted and...

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to encourage progress on the peace talks between the parties to the conflict in Yemen.

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in Saudi Arabia on the location of and inspection system for the 17...

      Lebanon: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Lebanese Government to support the stability of that Government.

      North Korea: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to prevent illegal oil exports to North Korea.

      Burma: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he made representations to the Government of Burma after the reported air strike by the Burmese military on an amber...

      Ethiopia: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has had recent discussions with his counterpart in the Ethiopian Government on that government’s recent...

      Ethiopia: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made recent representations to his counterpart in Ethiopia on the potential reform of that country’s...

      Lebanon: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to help ensure that the forthcoming parliamentary election in Lebanon is conducted in a free and fair...

      Lebanon: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made recent representations to his counterpart in Lebanon on the establishment of a National Human Rights...

      Lebanon: Protest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the excessive use of force by Lebanese security forces against civilians taking part in...

      Lebanon: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made recent representations to his counterpart in Lebanon on civilians being brought to trial in military...

      Lebanon: UN Interim Force in Lebanon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of progress on establishing ways to increase UNIFIL’s visible presence in southern Lebanon as...

      Lebanon: UN Interim Force in Lebanon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of UNIFIL's powers under its current mandate to (a) detect and (b) disrupt any...

      USA: Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his US counterpart on proposals to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programme.

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of ongoing UK dialogue with Hezbollah on that organisation’s stance on terrorism.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, when he first received the document EU Exit Analysis – Cross Whitehall Briefing.

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for the debate on leaving the EU of the arguments published by Marie Demetriou...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the take-up rate for cervical screening in (a) York and (b) England.

    • Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been diagnosed with epilepsy by (a) gender and (b) age in each of the last five years.

      Nurses: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many nurses were employed in Harrogate District and North Yorkshire in (a) 2013-2014, (b) 2014-2015 and (c) 2016-2017.

      Charles Bonnet Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to raise awareness of Charles Bonnet Syndrome.

      Prescription Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the terms of reference are for the forthcoming Public Health England review on addiction to medicine.

      Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people were diagnosed with (a) spondyloarthritis conditions, (b) ankylosing spondylitis and (c) psoriatic arthritis in the UK in...

      Ankylosing Spondylitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessments his Department have made of the adequacy of the availability of specialist care in the NHS for people diagnosed with...

      Parkinson's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people were diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in each of the last five years.

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to revise its 2015 guidance on NHS patient, visitor and staff car parking.

      Muscular Dystrophy: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy have access to new treatments in the NHS.

      Orphan Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Office of Health Economics Report, Comparing Access to Orphan Medicinal Products (OMPs) in the United Kingdom and...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the Office of Health Economics' Report, Routine Funding in the NHS in...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people who are beneficiaries of contaminated blood ex-gratia support schemes who (a) have and (b) do not have inherited bleeding...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people who are beneficiaries of contaminated blood ex-gratia support schemes who (a) have and (b) do not have an inherited...

      Personal Budgets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the average waiting time for money management arrangements for personal care budgets in social care to be...

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria the Government use to determine whether to settle a case before the commencement of legal proceedings against the NHS; and...

      Patients: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the value of the data collected by the NHS Friends and Family Test.

      NHS: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what is the annual cost to the NHS is of administrating the Staff Friends and Family Test.

      NHS Trusts: Subsidiary Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department is providing to NHS Trusts who have (a) set up or (b) are in the process of setting up subsidiary companies...

      Coca Cola and Mars UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what meetings officials of his Department have had with representatives of (a) Coca Cola and (b) Mars in the last twelve months.

      Food: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to limit children’s exposure to the marketing of food high in fat, salt and sugar.

      Food: Salt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to monitor the food industry's adherence to salt targets set by Public Health England; and if he will make a...

      First Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to improve public awareness of basic life-saving first aid techniques.

      Breast Cancer: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 124907, where the Invitation to Tender documentation for Central and East London...

      NHS Improvement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether NHS Improvement is an umbrella body in which Monitor and the Trust Development Authority reside with their individual legal...

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many times face-down restraint was used on people under 18 years-old in mental health units since 2010 to date.

      Mental Health: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has he made of the effect of the level of household income on the mental health of under 18 year-olds.

      Mental Health Services: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many EU nationals work in specialist NHS mental health services.

      Schools: Nurses

      To ask the Minister for Health and Social Care, what information he holds on the proportion of state primary schools which have a school nurse.

      General Practitioners: Lincolnshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to attract GPs to work in Lincolnshire.

      NHS: Vacancies

      What assessment he has made of trends in the level of vacancies across the NHS.

      Accountable Care Organisations

      What plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to establish Accountable Care Organisations in the NHS.

      Life Sciences

      What progress the Government has made on implementing the recent life sciences strategy.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Standards

      What progress the NHS has made on meeting the A&E waiting time target by March 2018.

      General Practitioners: Labour Turnover

      What estimate his Department has made of the number of GPs who plan to leave general practice in the next five years; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for International Development

    • Refugees: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations she has made to her counterparts in other EU Member States on developing safe routes for people fleeing war,...

    • South Sudan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to secure humanitarian access to South Sudan.

      Department for International Development: Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many contracts her Department holds with Capita; and what the total value of those contracts is.

      Palestinian Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Answer of 12 October 2016, to Question 46979 on Palestinian Authority, if she will place in the Library a copies...

      Palestinians: Newspaper Press and Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding between the Palestinian Authority (PA) and her Department, what discussions her Department...

      Developing Countries: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the report entitled Valuing Human Waste as an Energy Resource, published by United Nations University Institute for...

  • Department for Education

    • Pupil Referral Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupil referral units have applied to convert to academy status in each of the last five years; and how many pupil referral units have...

    • Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional funding his Department provides to schools with child refugees and pupils with English as a second language in (a) England and (b)...

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what funding he plans to allocate to the National SENCO Forum over the next three years.

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will take steps to increase (a) financial and (b) other support for schools with a high proportion of SEN pupils.

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that sibling groups in the foster system are placed together.

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps are being taken to improve consistency in foster care payments by area.

      Educational Psychology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2018 to Question 125058, how many educational psychologists were employed in each local authority in each year...

      Department for Education: Official Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish (a) his, (b) his Ministers' and (c) his Parliamentary Under-Secretary of States' ministerial diary entries for 18 January 2018 with...

      Department for Education: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will provide a list of the helplines his Department funds for (a) special education needs and disabilities, (b) looked after children, (c)...

      Education and Skills Funding Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what criteria were used to determine the composition of the interim management board of the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

      Collective Spirit Multi-Academy Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much (a) capital and (b) school funding the Collective Spirit Multi Academy Trust has received since its foundation.

      Pre-school Education: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will extend the statutory school food standards to all early-year settings.

      Department for Education: Child Care Vouchers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many employees in his Department make use of the childcare voucher scheme.

      Primary Education: Nurseries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information he holds on the proportion of primary schools which do not have a nursery attached.

      Children's Centres: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2018 to Question 124199 on children's centre inspections, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that...

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the level of demand for new teachers in each region of England during 2017-18; and if he will make a statement.

      Apprentices: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2018 to Question 123942, whether it is his policy that apprentices transferred from Carillion Training Services...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Approved Premises: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many National Probation Service staff working in approved premises have been assaulted by residents in the most recent two years for which data is...

    • Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how the post-implementation review of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 will be conducted.

      Amey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times representatives of his Department met with representatives of Amey to discuss that company’s performance in contracts for prison...

      Amey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times representatives of his Department have met with representatives of Amey to discuss that company’s performance relating to prison...

      Amey

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

      Amey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the Government paid more than the initial estimate to Amey for its maintenance of prisons in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.

      Courts: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average distance travelled by (a) victims, (b) witnesses and (c) court staff to court was in each year since 2010.

      Cohabitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the Law Commission’s 2001 report on Cohabitation.

      Young Offenders: Vietnam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Vietnamese children were prosecuted between 2012-17; and, of that number, how many (a) were convicted of an offence and (b) are serving...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that ancient woodlands and trees are protected during the construction...

    • Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on how many residents of the Grenfell Walkways have been rehoused as at 26...

      Housing: Swindon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many (a) new build planning approvals and (b) houses built there were in Swindon in each year since 2010.

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of trends in the level of rough sleeping in England in each of the next five years.

      Owner Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the number of home-owning households in each region of England for each year since 2009-10 for...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish a timetable for implementing the measures yet to be commenced in the (a) Housing and Planning Act...

      Compulsory Purchase

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish a list of meetings (a) he and (b) officials of his Department have had with organisations outside...

      Right to Buy Scheme: Housing Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress his Department has made on extending the right to buy scheme to housing association tenants across England.

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress his Department has made on bringing forward legislative proposals to reform leaseholds and registered...

      Tenancy Deposit Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many successful prosecutions there have there been for failure to comply with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme under...

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 31 January 2018 to Question 125191, where that information on the amounts being charged for...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to support commemorations of the First World War during 2018; and if he will make a statement.

    • Army: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what funding his Department plans to provide for officer training corps units in (a) England, (b) Northern Ireland, (c) Wales, (d) Scotland and (e) the...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate his Department has made of the costs to the public purse of military training in 2017.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Royal Navy and (b) RAF ab initio student pilots are training to fly UK F-35 aircraft.

      USA: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the role of British Forces stationed at Nellis Air Force base is.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of the Royal Airforce aircrafts (a) Panavia Tornado GR4, (b) Eurofighter Typhoon and (c) Chinook Helicopters were serviceable on the first day...

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2018 to Question 125089, what progress has been made on assessing the potential of the Royal Navy's Type 45...

      RAF Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many jobs BAE Systems contracts sustains at RAF Valley.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the current manning liability is of (a) The Royal Navy, (b) The Army and (c) the RAF.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on recruiting rejoiners to the (a) Royal Navy, (b) Army and (c) RAF in each of the last five years.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make the use of Trident conditional upon not being used at 10 knots per hour or more or at a height of less than 200 metres above land.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the F-35B first-of-class flying trials on board HMS Queen Elizabeth are due to begin.

      Ministry of Defence: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent estimate he has made of the value of the savings his Department must generate by the end of 2020-21.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Pensions: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the state pension will be included in the pensions dashboard when it launches in 2019.

    • Social Security Benefits: Haringey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefit sanctions were imposed on benefit claimants in the (a) London Borough of Haringey and (b) Tottenham constituency for a period...

      Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Education and Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy on (a) identifying and...

      Universal Credit: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 124093, on Social Security Benefits: Appeals, how many people waited (a) less than one...

      Universal Credit and Welfare Tax Credits: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much her Department plans to allocate from the public purse to the childcare element of (a)tax credits and (b) universal credit in each of...

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress her Department has made towards meeting the 2020 poverty reduction targets set out in the Child Poverty Act 2010; and if she...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to reply to the letter of 18 December 2017 from the hon. Member for Sefton Central on the personal independence payment award to...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of (a) personal independence payments and (b) employment support allowance cases subject to a mandatory...

      Universal Credit: Wolverhampton North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress has been made on the roll out of universal credit in Wolverhampton North East.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January to Question 124104, on Universal Credit, and with reference to the note below paragraph B1026 of her...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what contingency plans she has made in the event of Capita being unable to fulfil any of its contractual obligations with her Department.

      Personal Independence Payment: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, of 30 January 2018, Official Report, column 703...

      Social Security Benefits: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting from application to a decision being made was for people with cancer who applied for (a) employment support allowance...

      Personal Independence Payment: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of personal independence payment claimants in (a) Wales and (b) Newport East constituency...

      Social Security Benefits: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants for (a) jobseekers’ allowance and (b) universal credit have been (i) referred for an assessment of their English...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Drinking Water

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

    • Air Pollution: Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2017 to Question 118838, and with reference to the report of the Air Quality Expert...

      Food and Drink Sector Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether membership of the food and drink sector council will include workforce representatives.

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to introduce legislation to implement the targets set out in the Government's 25-Year...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how he plans for the Basic Payment Scheme to operate in 2020; and if he will make a statement.

  • Home Office

    • Drugs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to cooperate with the United States and Canada on tackling transatlantic drug crime.

    • Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will review her Department’s policy guidance on safe return reviews for refugees applying for settlement.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the the procurement documents for the new Asylum Accommodation and Support Services contracts.

      Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 124494, what assessment she has made of the effect of removing the named worker system...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the availability of Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Visas.

      Visas: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her Department's news story, Twenty three universities join student visa pilot, published on 18 December 2017, what...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many visa applications were rejected because the applicant was late with their tax return in each of the last three years for which data...

      Tech City UK: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2018, on Tech City UK: Skilled Workers, where (a) Tier 1 and (b) Tech City are referenced in the...

      Deportation: Jamaica

      To ask the Secretary of State will she place in the Library a copy of the Memorandum of Understanding between the British Government and Jamaican Government, signed in 2007, on deportations and...

      Refugees: Kurds

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to integrate Kurdish refugees into UK society.

      Slavery

      To ask the Minister for the Home Department, pursuant the oral contribution of 17 January 2008, what plans she has to coordinate with other countries to eliminate modern slavery.

      Slavery: Prosecutions

      To ask the Minister for the Home Department, pursuant to oral contribution of 17 January 2018, what the evidential basis is for the increase in the number of cases being brought to prosecution...

      Slavery

      To ask the Minister for the Home Department, pursuant to the oral contribution of 17 January 2018, what the evidential basis is for the statement that more victims are willing and able to come...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will assess the number of financial administrative mistakes with regards to visa application renewals that have been made by her...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on the number of applications under the Grenfell Tower relatives policy which were rejected on grounds...

      John Worboys

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, at which police rank would responsibility reside for decisions to mark as cleared up victims' complaints in respect of John Worboys.

      Immigrants: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 124304, on Immigrants: Employment, whether her Department has considered allowing...

      Slavery: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral contribution of 17 January 2018, Official Report, column 882, what specific plans the Government has...

      Key Forensic Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Metropolitan Police on the collapse of Key Forensic Services.

      Human Trafficking: Vietnam

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Vietnamese children have been found in (a) cannabis farms, (b) nail bars, (c) brothels and (d) other situations that suggest they...

      Slavery: Vietnam

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Vietnamese children have been referred under the National Referral Mechanism since the implementation of the Modern Slavery Act...

      Police: Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers have undertaken fire arms training in every year since 2010.

      Police: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police dogs are owned by (a) North Yorkshire Police and (b) other police forces.

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to ensure that her Department's guidance is followed correctly by the medical profession when people apply for a...

      Passports: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of granting passports with a five year duration to people aged over 75 at a reduced cost.

      Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department takes steps to provide support to refugees who receive leave to remain in the time between their receiving their (a)...

      Parking Offences: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many parking tickets were issued by the (a) Police and (b) PCSOs in (i) Dacorum, (ii) Hertfordshire and (iii) England and Wales for...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to ensure the (a) adequacy and (b) consistency of guidance provided in non-straightforward asylum cases.

      Police Pursuits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for the review into police pursuit policy; and if she will make a statement.

      Drugs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has made an estimate of the annual profit made organised crime from the illegal drugs market in the UK.

      Randox Testing Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Written Statement of the Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service of 21 November 2017 on toxicology,...

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which forensics providers provide testing services to police forces in criminal cases.

      Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January to Question 124249, if she will make it her policy to publish an assessment of the potential merits of...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the support for victims of modery slavery provided by local authorities in London.

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to improve the National Referral Mechanism for victims of modern slavery.

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of people referred through the National Referral Mechanism for victims of modern slavery have made claims for...

      Mental Health Services: Stun Guns

      To ask the Minister for the Home Department, how many times tasers have been used in a mental health setting in each year since 2010.

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment the Government has made of whether Hezbollah is a unified organisation under a single leadership.

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have had their British citizenship removed under (a) section 40, Subsection 4A of the British Nationality Act 1981 since 4...

  • Wales Office

    • Nuclear Power Stations: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether responsibility for granting development consent for nuclear energy projects generating up to and including 350 megawatts is devolved to the...

  • HM Treasury

    • South Sudan: Arms Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2017 to Question 109574, on South Sudan: arms trade, what progress has been made on the assessment of the alleged...

    • Offshore Industry: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential economic benefits arising from the proposals on transferable tax history in the oil and gas sector set out in...

      Banks: Urban Areas

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many towns are without a bank branch in (a) England, (b) Northern Ireland, (c) Wales and (d) Scotland.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 35 of the HMRC Annual Report and Accounts 2016-17, what the cut-off date is after which no new tax credits claims will be taken.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which companies are contracted to deliver the Childcare Choices website; and whether those companies have been subject to financial sanctions for the...

      Self-assessment: Fines

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many self-assessment penalty fines were revoked in (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16, (c) 2016-17 and (d) 2017-18.

      Virgin Trains East Coast

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of the early termination of the East Coast rail franchise with Stagecoach.

      Gold and Foreign Exchange Reserves

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value of the UK's foreign exchange reserves was in (a) 2013, (b) 2014, (c) 2015, (d) 2016 and (e) 2017.

      Profits: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps the Government has taken to ensure that companies pay appropriate tax on profit generated in the UK.

      Taxation: EU Action

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government supports the European Commission's proposed Directive on country-by-country reporting of profits and tax.

      Tax Evasion: EU Action

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to co-operate with EU agencies to prevent tax evasion after the UK leaves the EU.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have (a) applied and (b) had their applications rejected for the tax free childcare scheme in Hampstead and Kilburn constituency since that...

      Treasury: Child Care Vouchers

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many employees in his Department make use of the childcare voucher scheme.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Tourism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate her Department has made of the value of tourism between Northern Ireland and Scotland.

    • Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions she has had with Invest NI about trade and investment in Northern Ireland; and if she will make a statement.

      Northern Ireland Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans the Government has in place to ensure that any new Assembly and Executive in Northern Ireland is sustainable.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Higher Education: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department is taking to support UK higher education exports.

    • Department of Trade: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and (b) Invest NI on the role of the Advisers to the Board...

      Department of Trade: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many meetings of the Board of Trade have been held since June 2017; and how many of those meetings were attended by the Secretary of...

      Trade Bill 2017-19

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Trade Policy during proceedings in Committee on the Trade Bill of 1 February...

      Trade Bill 2017-19

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Trade Policy during proceedings in Committee on the Trade Bill of 30 January,...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband: Universal Service Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the 10Mbps minimum speed for broadband under the universal service obligation will be the minimum speed consumers...

    • Exercise: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Active Movement programme on activity levels amongst children.

      Culture: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent meetings he has had with educational organisations to discuss arts, music and culture in schools.

      European City of Culture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent representations he has made to the European Commission on its decision to exclude UK cities from bidding for the...

      Football: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has had discussions with the (a) Premier and (b) Football Leagues on improving the gender balance among its Chief...

      Lotteries: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department plans to reform the regulations on society lotteries.

      Broadcasting: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 124468, what progress the Government is making on ensuring that existing...

      Nuisance Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many complaints relating to (a) automated and (b) live telesales calls have been received by the Information...

  • Prime Minister

    • Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions she had with RBS on bank branch closures between 1 November 2017 and 31 January 2018.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons Commission: Contracts

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, if he will set out all contracts to undertake work for the House of Commons worth more...

    • Parliamentary Estate: Plastics

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what steps are being taken to reduce the use of (a) single-use plastic cutlery, (b)...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Harassment

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of re-enacting s40 of the Equality Act 2010.

    • Access to Elected Office for Disabled People Fund

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when her Department plans to publish the evaluation report on the pilot Access to Elected Office Fund.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • British Standards Institution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend that the BSI will continue to (1) be a full member of the European standards system, and (2) an EU-notified body, post-Brexit; if so, what will...

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address reports of falling confidence amongst business leaders with regard to Brexit.

      Post Offices: Cash Dispensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Post Office branches provide automatic telling machines for customers.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Asim Omer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when their last meeting with representatives of the government of Sudan to discuss the case of Asim Omer was held.

    • Homosexuality: Decriminalisation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to build on their diplomatic activity in Belize and the Seychelles which supported the decriminalisation of consensual same-sex relations in...

      Syria: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current and future risk of mass atrocities being committed against civilians by the Assad regime in Syria, including in...

      Jerusalem: Religious Buildings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to make representations to the government of Israel about that government's reported attempts to stop repairs and renovations to the Al-Aqsa...

      Iraq: Reconstruction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to make representations to the government of Iraq concerning (1) the resumption of international flights to and from Erbil, and (2) the release...

      Turkey: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to make representations to the government of Turkey regarding its recent attack on Afrin in Syria.

      Turkey: War Crimes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are gathering any evidence of war crimes committed by the government of Turkey in the north of Syria and Iraq, as well as within Turkey, since 1988.

      Bahrain: Capital Punishment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 22 January (HL4473), what were the results of their discussions at senior levels with the...

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the autonomy of Hong Kong under the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of...

      Syria: Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the security of the Syrian–Turkish border; whether they have played a practical role in securing the border between Turkey...

      Turkey: Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the relationship between the United Kingdom and Turkey.

      Turkey: Christianity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the freedom to worship for Christians living in Turkey.

      Turkey: Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are aware of any allegations concerning the torture of British citizens held in Turkish Jails.

      Turkey: Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the use of torture in Turkish jails; and whether they have made any representations to the government of Turkey concerning this...

      Iran: Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the use of torture in the Sanandaj prison in the Kurdish majority north-west of Iran; and whether they have made representations...

      Iran: Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British citizens, and British citizens holding dual nationality, are currently held in Iranian prisons.

      Gaza: Economic Situation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with (1) the government of Israel, and (2) the Palestinian Authority, concerning deteriorating conditions in Gaza.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the treatment of children in custody; and what discussions they have had about the steps...

      Israel: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the speech by the US Vice President, Mike Pence, to the Israeli Knesset on 22 January announcing that the US Embassy would move...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Radiation Exposure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are undertaking to safeguard the continued involvement and funding of UK medical physicists on existing European medical radiation protection...

    • Radiation Exposure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that patient radiation safety will not be compromised by less regulation of UK healthcare establishments providing...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether GPs in England were advised by NHS England to order trivalent anti-flu vaccines in preference to quadrivalent vaccines which provide broader protection...

      Prescription Drugs: Misuse

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to mandate NHS England to ensure that community advice services are established to provide advice to patients suffering from the impact of...

      NHS: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to amend the NHS pensions regulations to allow new staff of wholly owned subsidiaries of NHS Foundation Trusts to join the NHS...

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a public consultation will be included as part of their current review of the impact of the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas...

      Life Expectancy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Office for National Statistics' recent figures projecting a decline in life expectancy in certain areas of the UK, in...

      Encephalitis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the diagnosis and treatment of encephalitis forms a part of medical training in the UK.

      Encephalitis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to improve the medical training on the diagnosis and treatment of encephalitis in the UK.

  • Department for International Development

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which cross-government funds include funding classified as Overseas Development Assistance.

    • Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the UK's total Overseas Development Assistance is disbursed via the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund.

      Global Challenges Research Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of Official Development Assistance is disbursed through the Global Challenges Research Fund.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the difficulties preventing Palestinian and Israeli young people meeting each other; whether they intend to discuss the matter...

      Pakistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in determining the amount of aid for Pakistan in 2018–19 of £345 million, what consideration, if any, was given to (1) the reported assistance given to...

      Gaza: Natural Gas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions, if any, they have had with interested parties about the commercial development of the offshore gas field at Gaza, together with related...

      Asylum: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what provision they have made for essential medication to be available to displaced people on their migration journey before they arrive in the UK.

  • Department for Education

    • Educational Institutions: Sefton

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many schools and colleges have been (1) closed, and (2) amalgamated, in Sefton during the last five years to date.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Air Displays: Shoreham

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria were used by the Legal Aid Agency in determining that the families of victims of the Shoreham air show crash were not entitled to financial support...

    • Liverpool Prison: Inspections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when was HM Prison Liverpool inspected in (1) 2016, and (2) 2017.

      Probation: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they intend to take following critical reports by HM Inspectorate of Prisons and Probation; and in particular, whether they intend to review the...

      Public Sector: Disclosure of Information

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 22 January (HL Deb, col 832) on non-disclosure agreements and gagging orders, what they are doing to satisfy...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the sufficiency of the legal aid budget for legal representation for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children.

      Berwyn Prison

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the occupancy rate for HM Prison Berwyn.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of their compliance with the UK’s human rights obligations to respect, protect and fulfil the right to housing under the...

    • Religious Hatred: Islam

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the announcement by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on 22 January (HC Deb, col 18), that they are giving...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • China: Aircraft Carriers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of China's aircraft carrier capabilities, both now and in the future.

    • Russia: Information Warfare

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to counter Russian information operations (1) on the battlefield, and (2) in the air.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to trial hot ground refuelling for F35 Lightning aircraft.

      Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft contracts include provisions to allow all aircraft covered by those contracts to be part of the core fleet.

      Warships: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to centralise and computerise HM ships maintenance records, which are currently held in documents on board ships.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in what currencies support contracts for the F35B aircraft will be denominated.

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government where major support work for the P-8A Poseidon aircraft will be carried out; and in what currency the contracts will be denominated.

      Apache AH-64 Helicopters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government where major support work for the AH-64E helicopters will be carried out; and in what currency the contracts will be denominated.

      Army: Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many panel display screens have been purchased for army vehicles in the last five years; and at what cost.

      World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to commemorate the centenary of the raid on Zeebrugge on 23 April 1918.

      Merlin Helicopters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many training flying hours have been completed in Merlin HC3 helicopters in each of the last three years.

  • Home Office

    • Detention Centres

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 16 January (HL 4481), how many immigration detention estate Independent Monitoring Board...

    • Telecommunications Cables: Theft

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

      Police and Crime Commissioners: Fire and Rescue Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect a decision to be made on the proposals by five police and crime commissioners to take on the functions of fire and rescue authorities under the...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the replacement of the Azure card by the Aspen card for asylum seekers was publicised.

      Deportation: West Africa

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals deported from the UK to (1) Nigeria, and (2) Ghana, have identified as (a) lesbian, (b) gay, (c) bisexual, or (d) transgender, since 2 October...

      Deportation: West Africa

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the individuals who were scheduled to be on the charter flight going to Nigeria and Ghana, leaving from Stansted Airport on 28 March 2017 had...

      Knives: Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of measures in place to tackle knife crime; and what other measures they are considering to prevent more children...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the European Commission concerning its Note to Stakeholders of 18 January on Withdrawal of the UK and EU rules in the field...

    • Carillion: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer given by Lord Young of Cookham on 15 January (HL Deb, col 471), which department or government body was responsible for assessing...

      Carillion: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 15 January (HL Deb, col 471), whether the joint and several liability that applies to all parties to the...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Females: Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address gender discrimination at work and to increase the proportion of women in senior roles.

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