Written answers

Thursday, 8 February 2018

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Electromagnetic Fields: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what research he has commissioned into the potential effect of electro-magnetic radiation on people in local communities.

    • Defibrillators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many automated external defibrillators have been purchased via the NHS supply chain for (a) schools (b) academies (c) sixth-form and...

      Heart Diseases: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the UK National Screening Committee will next review whether to recommend screening to prevent sudden cardiac death in 12 to...

      Drugs: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with medicines manufacturers on the cost and ongoing viability of the production of medicines...

      Ankylosing Spondylitis and Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 22 December to Question 119911 on Ankylosing Spondylitis and Arthritis , when NHS England plans to announce...

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to ensure that sexual health services are (a) adequately funded, (b) sustainable and (c) accessible.

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the social care (a) needs of and (b) provision for people aged 50 and over who are...

      Food: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of (a) the potential merits of restricting children from junk food marketing and (b) trends in that...

      Food: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of junk food price promotions on public health.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information he holds on the number of Advanced Practitioners who have been trained for children’s nursing in the community...

      GP at Hand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2017 to Question 114583, if he will provide an update on the number of patients who have registered...

      Haematological Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many emergency presentations there were of blood cancer; what proportion of those presentations were of all diagnoses of blood...

      Haematological Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether diagnostic centres established as a result of the Cancer Strategy for England take specific account of blood cancer; and if he...

      Haematological Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of people diagnosed with blood cancer have had access to a clinical nurse specialist in each of the last three years; and...

      Haematological Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to include blood cancer diagnoses as part of the cancer dashboard.

      Haematological Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance,...

      Haematological Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS specialist haematological cancer posts have been vacant in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many improvement notices relating to the standards required of pharmacy premises have been issued by the General Pharmaceutical...

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the robustness of the vertically integrated community pharmacy network and the medicines distributions...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment of corporate governance he has made of private businesses that supply medicines and pharmacy services to the NHS.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the level of profit by pharmaceutical manufacturers and wholesalers on the five most (a) used and (b)...

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on competition and the availability of medicines across the community pharmacy network by the...

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on competition and the availability of medicines across the community pharmacy network of the...

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the tender for the grant scheme to support delivery of the new Tobacco Control Plan will be published.

      World Conference on Tobacco or Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether a delegation from his Department or any Departmental agency plans to attend the 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health in...

      Action on Smoking and Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons the previous Public Health Minister instructed officials to change the grant deliverables in the contract awarded to...

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish details of the grants provided to any academic institution on tobacco control including the (a) purpose and (b) amount...

      Coperforma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 123750 and with reference to the Answer of 8 November 2016 to Question 51429,...

      Social Services: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on improving collaboration between police forces and social care providers.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the time taken to award victims of the contaminated blood scandal compensation.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what financial arrangements his Department has put place with the Welsh Government to support Welsh victims of the contaminated blood scandal.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is planning to fund a public health campaign to let people know how to protect themselves against the effects of...

      Cerebral Palsy: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential financial savings to (a) health, (b) social care services and (c) education...

      Dementia: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients in London are on the Quality and Outcomes Framework dementia register; and what the raw prevalence rate for dementia in...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the proportion of (a) children and (b) adults who were Type 2 diabetic in (i) London and (ii)...

      Orkambi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Kalydeco as a treatment for people with cystic fibrosis.

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to create a national strategy to help achieve the World Health Organisation's target of eliminating Hepatitis C by 2030.

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to introduce mandatory front of pack traffic light labelling for all pre-packaged food in the UK.

      General Practitioners: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to bring forward legislative proposals for a single tariff price for primary care undergraduate placements.

      General Practitioners: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to introduce a nationwide campaign to promote general practice as a career.

      NHS: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ban smoking on all NHS premises.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish NHS Digital's assessment of the performance of EMIS against its service level agreement governing the supply of...

      Piperacillin-tazobactam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the NHS guidelines are for prescribing the drug Tazocin; and if he will make a statement.

      Haematological Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the most recent results of the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey, what steps (a) his Department and (b) NHS...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Government on steps to ensure that information concerning levels of air pollution reaches children,...

      Depressive Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the second consultation on the Nice guidelines for depression in adults will be (a) launched and (b) completed.

      Pupils: Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made under its Childhood Obesity Plan to develop an interactive online tool for schools to help plan...

      Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to raise awareness of complex regional pain syndrome among (a) healthcare professionals and (b)...

      Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support research into complex regional pain syndrome.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to extend the HPV vaccine to adolescent boys; and if he will make a statement.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to help reduce the workload on GPs.

      Care Homes: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps the Government has taken to improve the monitoring of the adequacy of care provided in care homes.

      Social Services: Plymouth Sutton and Devonport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of people resident in Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport constituency who have unmet social...

      Statins: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what advice is available from the NHS on the use of statins for people under 16 years of age.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department’s planned consultation on adult social care will include consideration of unfair care home contracts.

      Hip Replacements: Robotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the NHS has to make available robotic hip replacements.

      Prosopagnosia

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

      Pneumococcal Diseases: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has been made of the potential increase in cases of invasive pneumococcal disease in children and adults that might...

      Pneumococcal Diseases: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the post-implementation surveillance on the public health effect of a change to the...

  • HM Treasury

    • Revenue and Customs: Appleby

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether HMRC has held discussions with Appleby or any of Appleby’s clients named in the Paradise Papers.

    • Aircraft: Isle of Man

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Government plans to publish the review of the rules governing and the scrutiny of the private jets scheme on the Isle of Man.

      Money Laundering and Taxation: Malta

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the EU Mission Report on the ad-hoc Delegation to Malta on 30 November 2017 to 1 December 2017, published in January 2018, what...

      Debt Rescheduling

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his Department's call for evidence on proposals for breathing space for people experiencing debt problems, whether the statutory debt...

      Debts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on the adequacy of the information on FCA authorised and regulated commercial debt...

      Cash Dispensing: Fees and Charges

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library, copies of the correspondence between his Department and LINK on proposals to reduce the interchange fee.

      PAYE: Disclosure of Information

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2018 to Question 123005, if his Department will publish the findings of the Late, Missing and Incorrect joint initiative.

      Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2018 to Question 125390, how the £55 million fund for financial inclusion and capability initiatives will be allocated.

      Companies: Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many companies that were not SMEs were prosecuted for tax evasion since 2010.

      Minimum Wage: Non-payment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many companies were prosecuted for failing to pay the minimum wage in 2017.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the annual administration costs are of (a) the childcare voucher scheme and (b) tax-free childcare.

      Self-employed: Parental Leave and Parental Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits that extending shared parental (a) leave and (b) pay to self-employed workers would provide to...

  • Prime Minister

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Wolverhampton North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Wolverhampton North East constituency have applied for advance payments of universal credit.

    • Independent Case Examiner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases the Independent Case Examiner has reviewed in each year since 2010.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints relating to changes to the state pension age for women born in the 1950s the Independent Case Examiner's Office has (a)...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether resources for the Independent Case Examiner have been ringfenced or increased to deal with cases regarding the state pension age for...

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons the telephone network at Shettleston Jobcentre was inaccessible on 2 February 2018 and whether the cause of the...

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of participants in the Youth Obligation are still unemployed after six months; and what proportion of those still unemployed...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have (a) applied for and (b) received employment and support allowance for Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis in each...

      GKN: Melrose

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what contingency plans her Department has made to support employees of GKN made redundant as a result of the takeover of that company by...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure the provision of adequate training on the variations system for Child Maintenance Options staff to advise...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with a brain tumour their main disabling condition have (a) applied for and (b) received Employment and Support Allowance in...

      Personal Independence Payment: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with a brain tumour as their main disabling condition have (a) applied for and (b) received personal independence payments in...

      Personal Independence Payment: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2018 to Question 125898, on Personal Independence Payment: Mental Health, whether additional funding will...

  • Home Office

    • Fraud: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the budget is for the (a) Take Five, (b) Cyber Aware, (c) Cyber Essentials, (d) Scam Smart, (e) Not With My Name, (f) Urban Fraud...

    • Asylum: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers living in temporary dispersal accommodation have been there for one year or more.

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, to publish the correspondence between the Research Information and Communications Unit of her Department and (a) Breakthrough Media (b) Sara...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her Department's report, Asylum Migration and Integration Fund, List of Actions allocated funding, published in July...

      Asylum: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of unauthorised sharing of asylum information there have been in her Department in each year since 2015.

      Animals in Science Regulation Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for the publication of the Animals in Science Regulation Annual Report for 2016.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2018 to Question 125638, what steps she is taking to reduce the number of visa applications classified...

      Police: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police dogs there were in each police force in (a) 2010 and (b) 2017.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for the conclusion of the review of the Police funding formula.

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much of each police force’s annual budget was spent on the running costs of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in the...

      Firearms: Licencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) shotgun and (b) other firearms licences there were in England and Wales in each year from 2009-10 to 2016-17.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Care Homes: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of exempting care homes and residential homes from their...

    • Performing Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the contribution of creative industry freelancers to the UK economy.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he has taken to facilitate access to superfast broadband for people living in (a) Lewisham Deptford constituency,...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to facilitate access to superfast broadband for people on exchange only lines.

      European City of Culture: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the lasting economic benefits for Liverpool after that city's year as European...

      National Citizen Service Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many candidates applied for the position of Chair of the National Citizen Service Trust.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of recent trends in the level of uptake of superfast broadband at or above 24mbps where such...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information his Department holds on the average amount paid annually by UK households for broadband connectivity since 2010.

      Brass Bands: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding brass bands have received from the Government in each year since 2010; and if he will list the recipients of...

      Bank Services: Internet

      To ask Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 17 January 2018 to Question 121701, on bank services: internet, of the 10 per cent of households without...

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      What steps his Department is taking to improve broadband and mobile phone coverage in rural areas.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Company Liquidations: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on the number of businesses which have gone bankrupt in York in each year since 2010.

    • Fracking: Ryedale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2017 to Question 115005, on Fracking: Ryedale, if he will make it his Department's...

      Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council: Centres for Doctoral Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council plans to allocate to Centres for Doctoral...

      Nuclear Power: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which consultancy firms and individual consultants carried out work for the Government in relation to civil nuclear...

      Carillion

      To ask Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to support SMEs affected by the collapse of Carillion.

      Labour Market: Automation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the UK labour market of increasing automation.

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to Answer of 2 February 2018 to Question 125801, for what reason the findings of the Carillion Taskforce will...

      Managers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2018 to Question 125696, when he plans to implement the corporate governance...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of hectares of land in England changing to residential use that was (a)...

    • Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will hold discussions with the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport and Civil Society on including...

      Tenants' Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has taken recent steps to make it easier for tenants’ associations to gain formal...

      Social Rented Housing: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to respond to his Department's consultation entitled Improving access to social housing for victims of...

      Charities: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reasons the Government has not raised to 100 per cent the rate of business rate relief for charities on...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Child Care Vouchers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many employees of his Department make use of the childcare vouchers scheme.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much land (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies owns in (i) England and...

      Asylum: Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to promote community engagement between asylum seekers and established populations.

      Right to Buy Scheme: North Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many people in north Cornwall have participated in the right-to-buy scheme.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of breaking up larger housing developers on the market for new homes.

      Rented Housing: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Oral contribution of Lord Ahmed of Wimbledon on 23 March 2015, Official Report, column GC331,...

      High Rise Flats: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps has taken to support leaseholders at Heysmoor Heights, Liverpool to meet the costs for fire safety...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Child Care Vouchers

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

    • Afghanistan: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for a further uplift of UK military personnel in Afghanistan as a result of recent (a) Taliban and (b) Daesh terrorist attacks in that...

      Defence Fire Risk Management Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has plans to postpone the award of the contract for the management of the Defence Fire Risk Management Organisation as a result of the...

      Cyprus: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many rejected asylum seekers remain in the Sovereign Base Areas in Cyprus.

      USA: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) officers and (b) other ranks from the (i) Royal Navy, (ii) Royal Marines, (iii) British Army and (iv) RAF are embedded with (A) United...

      USA: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to Annex A to FOI2015/07054 dated 8 September 2015, if he will publish the on-going embedding arrangements for UK and US military personnel.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Child Care Vouchers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many employees of his Department make use of childcare vouchers.

    • Foreign Investment in UK: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps his Department is taking to attract Foreign Direct Investment to Scotland.

      Exports: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Trade on export opportunities for Scottish businesses in trade agreements...

      Apprentices: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps his Department is taking to support an increase in the number of apprenticeship opportunities in Scotland.

      Scottish Government: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether his Department has a role in the (a) administration, (b) funding and (c) running of Scotland House, Victoria Embankment, London.

      Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps his Department is taking to support trade links between Scotland and Northern Ireland.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Arms Trade: Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment his Department has made of whether locating DSO, which promotes arms exports, and ECJU, which controls arms exports, in the...

    • Arms Trade: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 124725, what vetting his Department conducts on entities that export strategic goods.

      Trade Agreements: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer 31 January 2018 to Question 125209 on Trade Agreements, whether maintaining the arrangements of the EU free trade...

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Capita

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

    • Transport: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Answer of 1 February 2018 to Question 125292 on Transport: Per Capita Costs, what estimate his Department has made of value of...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2018 to Question 125477 on Railways: North of England, whether the journey times will be seven minutes longer for...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many rail franchises have been put out to tender in each year since 2009-10; and how many bids his Department received for each franchise.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2018 to Question 125445, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of accidents in which poor eyesight is a...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many contracts his Department holds with Capita; and what the total value of those contracts is.

    • Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Turkish counterpart on (a) Turkish air strikes on Afrin and (b) the effect of those air...

      Layla Siyaad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his counterpart in the Government of Hungary on the continued detention of Layla Siyaad.

      Ahed Tamimi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions has he had with his Israeli counterpart on the case of Ahed Tamimi since 8 January 2018.

      Israel: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has made representations to the Government of Israel on the implementation of the recommendations of the...

      Palestinians: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his steps the Government is taking to tackle extremism in the Palestinian Territories.

      Indonesia: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the extent of religious freedom in Indonesia; and whether he is taking steps to raise the...

      Ethiopia: Human Rights

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

      South Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he plans to take to ensure that the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism has the...

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2018 to Question 124949, on Gibraltar, what assessment he has made of whether the...

      Companies: British Overseas Territories

      To ask Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Overseas Territories on the issue of public listing corporations.

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in (a) Russia, (b) Turkey, (c) Iran and (d) the US on encouraging the...

      North Korea: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations has he made to the Government of North Korea on human rights abuses in that country.

      Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Office, if he will published the assessments his Department has made of the effectiveness of (a) UN and (b) EU sanctions against (i)...

  • Department for International Development

    • Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues about the humanitarian situation in Northern Syria.

  • Department for Education

    • Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what statutory guidance there is in respect of kinship care and special guardianship.

    • Department for Education: Capita

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

      Secure Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many secure accommodation places there are for children in England; what the capacity of those places is; and how many vacancies there are at present.

      Children: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to tackle loneliness and social isolation among school-aged children.

      Office for Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2018 to Question 123365 on Office for Students, whether the selection criteria for the Office for Student’s...

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all schools teach awareness of violence against women and girls.

      Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of consulting children on the effectiveness of national curriculum.

      Collective Spirit Multi-Academy Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Education and Skills Funding Agency requested Collective Spirit Multi Academy Trust to provide copies of invoices for related party...

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of new (a) academy schools, (b) free schools, (c) studio schools, (d) UTCs and (e) local authority maintained schools...

      Collective Spirit Multi-Academy Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) meetings (b) instances of correspondence and (c) telephone calls have there been between the Education Funding Agency and Collective...

      Collective Spirit Multi-Academy Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, If he will place in the Library (a) the applications from (i) Collective Spirit Free School in Oldham and (ii) the Manchester Creative Studio to her...

      Raja Miah

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether any Minister of his Department has met with Raja Miah, the founder of the Collective Spirit Academy Trust.

      Further Education: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to write-off advanced learner loan debts for former learners affected by the collapse of John Frank Training Ltd, Edudo...

      Schools: Swimming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether (a) swimming lessons and (b) water safety lessons are a statutory requirement for all schools.

      Revenue and Customs: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the criteria is for HMRC to make available to local authority children missing education officers contact details of the families concerned.

      Academies: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which academies and free schools have made applications to his Department to vary admissions requirements since 2016.

      Apprentices: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2018 to Question 125405, what his estimate is for spending on apprenticeships in the 2017-18 financial year.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the number of schools which are in financial deficit.

      Schools: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of new schools opened since 2010 have had sprinkler systems installed; and if he will make a statement.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average ages are of parents in (a) single parent and (b) two parent families who have at least one child receiving 30 hours of funded childcare.

      Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons Pupil Premium Plus is paid according to the financial not the academic year.

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department holds information on the number of schools in England that are compliant with the Baker Clause.

      Apprentices: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the apprenticeship levy on the number of apprenticeships being offered by non-levy paying SMEs that...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, on what date his Department plans to release updated information on the proportion of childcare codes validated for the current term of 30 hours of...

      Primary Education: Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the proportion of children in reception classes that are receiving free school meals.

  • Leader of the House

    • Roads: Palace of Westminster

      To ask the Leader of the House, if she will make representations to (a) Transport for London and (b) utility companies to prevent non-urgent roadworks being carried out in the vicinity of the...

    • Roads: Palace of Westminster

      To ask the Leader of the House, if she was consulted on the non-urgent works on Abingdon Street that resulted in road vehicle access to and from the south entrance of the Palace of Westminster...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Plastics: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that plastic waste exported from the UK is being used in an environmentally-friendly way.

    • Domestic Waste: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to increase domestic recycling of waste produced in the UK which had previously been...

      Domestic Waste: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate his Department has made of the average amount of household waste that is recyclable.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish the brief for the IT system which is to be commissioned to replace the EU REACH regulation for...

      Chemicals: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish his Department's risk assessment of leaving the EU REACH regulatory system.

      Dogs: Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to his Department's press release on backstreet puppy breeders, published on 2 February 2018, whether dog...

      Dogs: Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dog breeders were licensed by local authorities in (a) 2015, (b) 2016, and c) 2017.

      Fishing Catches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government plans to maintain the discard ban on fish after the UK leaves the EU.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his policy is on banning the use of electric pulse fishing in UK waters after the UK leaves the EU.

      Plastics: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information his Department holds on the volume of plastic waste has left the recycling and energy recovery facility in...

      Livestock: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, how many prosecutions there have been for (a) the illegal transportation of live farm animal exports and (b) consignments...

      Dogs: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to encourage puppy buyers to seek out Assured Breeders.

      Water Companies: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many water companies missed their leakage targets in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) 2017.

      Salmon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the cessation of all drift net salmon fishing in 2018 on...

      Livestock Industry: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on food prices of Environment Agency proposals to increase permit...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, which Government Department commissioned the report on EU Exit Analysis – Cross Whitehall Briefing.

    • Scientific Review Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with EU negotiators on the continued participation of the UK in the Scientific Review Group after the UK...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Child Care Vouchers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many employees of his Department make use of the childcare voucher scheme.

      Brexit: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent discussions he has had with the West Midlands Mayor on the effect on the economy of the West Midlands of the UK leaving...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the NAO report entitled The Department for Exiting the European Union and the centre of government, HC 593,...

      Trade Agreements: Switzerland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2018 to Question 125248 on trade agreements, whether the 20 EU-Switzerland joint committees to...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to his Answer of 1 February to Question 125248 on Trade Agreements, whether the continuity for business, investors and...

      Trade Agreements: Switzerland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2018 to Question 125209 on Trade Agreements, whether an agreement to maintain the EU free trade...

  • Attorney General

    • Slavery: Children

      To ask the Attorney General, how many prosecutions under the Modern Slavery Act in 2017 were for cases involving victims under 18.

    • Forensic Science

      To ask the Attorney General, if he will make an estimate of the number of cases that have collapsed before going to trial due to private forensic firms having been found not to have followed...

  • Wales Office

    • Trade: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on future trade policy.

    • Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the timetable is for the agreement of UK frameworks with the devolved administrations after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Gov Facility Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff are employed by Gov Facility Services Limited.

    • Gov Facility Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the Government has plans to privatise or contract out any of the work of Gov Facility Services Limited.

      Gov Facility Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff of his Department are responsible for managing Gov Facility Services Limited.

      Ministry of Justice: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate the Government has made of the potential savings to the public purse of outsourcing the work currently carried out by civilian enforcement...

      Ministry of Justice: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what services his Department plans to (a) privatise and (b) outsource to the private sector over the next five years.

      Community Rehabilitation Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the National Audit Office Report, Investigation into changes to Community Rehabilitation Company contracts, published in December...

      Askham Grange Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether a decision has been made on the future of Askham Grange Women's Prison.

      Offenders: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the administrative costs of recovering money from offenders in court-ordered financial impositions for April to September (a) 2016...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which public body has decision-making power in (a) releasing prisoners and (b) a category review.

      John Worboys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the reasons were for his Department's decision not to seek a judicial review of the Parole Board’s decision to release John Worboys.

      Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the 15th Report of Session 2017-19 by the Public Accounts Committee, Offender-monitoring tags, HC 458, what estimate his Department...

      Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether and on how many occasions he has met Capita to discuss the issues raised by the Public Accounts Committee report on outsourced electronic monitoring.

      John Worboys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his oral contribution on 23 January 2018, Official Report, column 119, for what reason he has refused to establish an end-to-end...

      Parole Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the timetable is for the review of the transparency of Parole Board decision-making.

      Business: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on what date he plans to publish the outcome of the call for evidence on corporate liability for economic crime.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government is taking to offer support to relatives who are dissatisfied with the result of an inquest.

      Courts: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the court reform programme.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to expand the use of local non-profit organisations to increase voter registration among minority groups.

    • Carillion

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government plans to impose conditions on contractors taking over public contracts from Carillion; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Transport

    • Tunnels: West Yorkshire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 22 January (HL4463), whether Highways England still plan to begin abandonment works this summer, or whether...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Minimum Wage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking to enforce minimum wage standards across the UK.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Burma: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the intensifying conflict in Kachin and Northern Shan states in Burma; what representations they have made to the government and...

    • Pakistan: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of the United States about that government's decision to suspend aid to Pakistan.

      Poland: Administration of Justice

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Poland about that government's proposed changes to its judicial system.

      Sudan: Demonstrations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Sudan regarding the arrest of civilians participating in recent peaceful demonstrations.

      Nicaragua: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the steps taken by the government of Nicaragua to hold free and fair elections and to ensure that its judicial system is independent,...

      Southern Africa: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 24 January (HL4591), whether they will provide details of (1) the two education projects...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the economy of businesses implementing contingency plans for a hard Brexit due to lack of clarity over Brexit and...

  • Attorney General

  • Department for Education

    • Social Mobility Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to appoint new Commissioners to the Social Mobility Commission; and if so, when.

    • Swimming: Primary Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of primary school children leave their primary schools unable to swim.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Liverpool Prison

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Keen of Elie on 5 January (HL4312) and 24 January (HL4477), when was the most recent ministerial visit to HM Prison...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, once the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety is complete, they intend to offer advice to local authorities regarding legal action...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Defence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the UK has strategic equivalents to the United States National Security Strategy and the United States National Defence Strategy; and, if so, what they are.

    • Royal Logistics Corps

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the principal response from soldiers leaving the Royal Logistics Corps in exit interviews.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Personal Independence Payment assessors who are asked by claimants what professional qualifications they hold are obliged to inform those claimants.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Medical Equipment: Pakistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to require the NHS supply chain to be subject to the same transparency requirements as private companies under the Modern Slavery Act...

    • Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 24 January (HL4671), what assessment they have made of the accuracy of the assertion by Yeovil District...

      Thyroid Diseases: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which the NHS England document Items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care: Guidance for...

      Levothyroxine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of patients treated with levothyroxine continue to suffer with symptoms despite adequate biochemical correction.

      Liothyronine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of (1) the additional workload, and (2) the added cost for secondary care providers resulting from the decisions that (a)...

      Mental Health Services: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) failings in the mental health system, (2) the identified causes of such failings, and (3) remedial actions proposed by the...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the preventative work done by the non-statutory sector in providing support to children and young people with mental health...

      Pregnancy Tests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to fund independent scientific research into hormone pregnancy tests; and whether they are planning to set up an...

      Social Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding they set aside to implement the cap on care costs, as previously scheduled for 2020; whether that money has been spent; and if so, how.

      Tobacco

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any UK overseas posts have provided assistance to the tobacco industry in countries in receipt of UK Government funding for tobacco control activity,...

      Tobacco

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which countries are in receipt of UK Government funding for tobacco control work, including implementation of the provisions of the WHO Framework Convention on...

      Charing Cross Hospital

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their plans for the future of Charing Cross Hospital in west London.

      Mental Illness: Financial Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that people with mental health problems are getting the practical support they need with issues such as money and debt.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the EU Commission Notice issued on 10 January stating that EU public procurement rules will cease to apply to the UK from 30...

    • Carillion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 25 January (HL4735), which Carillion contracts have had work suspended while...

      Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund is spent on (1) family planning, (2) sexual and reproductive health and rights, and (3) population...

      Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which countries receive Official Development Assistance through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund.

      Prosperity Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the Prosperity Fund is spent on (1) family planning, (2) sexual and reproductive health and rights, and (3) population issues, in the developing...

      Prosperity Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which countries receive Official Development Assistance through the Prosperity Fund.

      Extended Ministerial Offices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many extended ministerial offices have been established in the home Civil Service; in which departments; how many are still in existence; and where.

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether incorrect information on social media influenced the outcome of the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they are giving to the establishment of a new Civic Forum in Northern Ireland, with the intention of reviving the underlying principles of the...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Darts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cultural and educational value of the sport of dart playing.

    • BBC: Equal Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 25 January (HL4692) and in the light of the report by PricewaterhouseCoopers into on-air pay and...

      Food: Advertising

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of restricting junk food advertisements to children in all forms of media; and what consideration they have given to a ban on such...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how many full members of the British–Irish Parliamentary Assembly from the UK there are; how many peers serve as full members; what percentage of the total...

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