Written answers

Thursday, 22 February 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Level Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for the next round of funding for railway safely projects to be allocated to the closure of level crossings.

    • Railways: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for a decision to be made on the funding for the Hope Valley Line improvement scheme.

      Railways: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to upgrade the train line between Plymouth and Totnes.

      Lifeboats: Wallasey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the answer to FOI request ID3000 by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency on the reduced capacity at New Brighton lifeboat station...

      Aircraft: Air Conditioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when (a) he or (b) Officials of his Department last met with unions or individuals to discuss aerotoxic syndrome.

      Heathrow Airport: Population

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of people who live within 10km of Heathrow Airport.

      FV Solstice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for the publication of the Marine Investigation Branch report into the sinking of the Solstice trawler off Plymouth in 2017.

      Department for Transport: Swansea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's plans are for the Shared Service Centre in Swansea.

      Public Transport: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of assaults on (a) staff and (b) customers on public transport in each year since 2013.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Bridgend of 12 January 2018 on training fatalities in 2016.

    • Law of War

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish his Department's (a) legal framework and (b) guidance on the use of lethal force.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Company Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many companies have had their financial statements rejected by Companies House as unsuitable for filing in each...

    • Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many companies had their registered office in each parliamentary constituency in the tax year 2015-16.

      Companies: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many companies were struck off in 2015-16 in each parliamentary constituency in which that company's registered...

      Company Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many prosecutions there were for financial statements which failed to comply with the requirements of the Companies...

      Companies: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what checks are undertaken on the confirmation statements presented by companies for filing at Companies House in order...

      Companies: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many prosecutions there were for failure to comply with with the requirements of the Companies Act 2006 and...

      Offshore Fixed Structures: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the decommissioning of oil platforms on the economy in north east of Scotland.

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what financial benchmarks his Department plans to use to inform its consideration, based on an assessment by the...

      Rothamsted Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps have been taken by Rothamsted Research to ensure that conflicts of interest arising from its strategic...

      Employment: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department is conducting a review of the potential effects on the economy of (a) amending and (b) removing...

      Parental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people started to receive statutory (a) paternity pay and (b) shared parental pay since April 2015.

      Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the total budget was for the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate in each year from 2007-2008 to 2016-2017.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which external recruitment agencies are used by his Department's non-departmental public bodies.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the removal of appeal rights for energy companies to an independent body, as indicated in the draft Domestic...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Regulatory Policy Committee will scrutinise the draft Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill; and...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department sought legal advice on the removal of appeal rights to an independent body as contained in the...

      Green Deal Scheme: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many green deal providers were investigated by the green deal oversight body between 2013 and 2015.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many reports the Joint Incident Assessment Team has submitted on operations in Yemen in each month in the most recent 12...

    • Nuclear Weapons: Arms Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

      Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make freedom of religion or belief a strategic priority.

      India: Social Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, if he will take steps to establish an India-UK social security totalisation agreement; and if he will make a statement.

      Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will provide additional compulsory training on religion and freedom of religion or belief for diplomats and Government...

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how his Department monitors the observance of guidance on support to the tobacco industry in its overseas posts; what...

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will set out all instances where assistance was provided to the tobacco industry by UK overseas posts since December 2013.

      Australia: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has held discussions with his counterpart in the Australian Government on the detention of two UK citizens from...

      Mexico: Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions officials in his Department have had with Mexican officials on the implementation of the new general...

      EU Defence Policy: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British nationals were seconded to EU military and civilian missions and operations, in which countries those missions...

      Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the contribution of Official Development Assistance to the achievement of sustainable...

      Overseas Aid: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to increase the transparency of Official Development Assistance spending.

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government plans to table a resolution on Yemen in the UN Security Council.

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that strong conclusions are adopted on the Rohingya crisis at the EU Foreign Affairs Council...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) registered care home and (b) nursing home places there were in (i) England and (ii) Greater London in each year since 2016.

    • Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will initiate a review of the NHS standards for mental health funding set out in the Fair Share Guidance for clinical commissioning...

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of ring fencing clinical commissioning group funding for mental health; and if...

      Mental Health Services: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of asylum seekers who received therapy or counselling from the NHS during 2017.

      Mental Health Services: Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce drink and drug abuse among mental health service users.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Voting Rights

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

      Care Homes: CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of installing CCTV cameras in care homes on the prevention of abuse; and if he will...

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps are being taken to minimise the waiting time for cervical screening test results.

      Lung Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to improve the early diagnosis of lung cancer; and if he will make a statement.

      Accountable Care Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his oral answer of 6 February 2018, Official Report, column 1351, in which document di the King's Fund state that...

      Care Homes: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding from the public purse has been set aside to support care providers in funding the (a) historical capital costs and (b)...

      Clinical Commissioning Groups: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding was allocated to each clinical commissioning group area in London per head of population in 2017-18; what funding is...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the correspondence between his Department, Public Health England and NHS England on the type of vaccine that GPs have...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people who have contracted flu in winter 2017-18 after receiving the trivalent...

      Respiratory System: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will set out (a) how many and (b) which hospitals in England have provided extracorporeal membrane oxygenation treatment, in each...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which external recruitment agencies are used by his Department's non-departmental public bodies.

      Eating Disorders: Brighton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of eating disorder services for children and young people in Brighton and Hove.

      Doctors: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the inclusion of doctors on the shortage occupation list; and what recent...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2018 to Question 122582, on eating disorders, when he plans to publish (a) his Department’s,...

      Pregnancy Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has (a) conducted and (b) is aware of any research into whether women and children in any (i) post code and (ii)...

      Postnatal Care: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the incidence of mental health problems identified during the postnatal period; and if he will...

      Orkambi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on patients with cystic fibrosis of making Orkambi available on...

      Care Quality Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to allow the Care Quality Commission individually to assess local authority and NHS providers where services...

      Mental Illness: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure equality in diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems among LGBT+ youth; and if he...

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve cervical screening rates among black and minority ethnic women.

      Cervical Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce levels of cervical cancer among 25 to 29 year olds.

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions the Breast Cancer Clinical Reference Group has had with organisations in the devolved administrations on the...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to increase the number of nursing degree places offered at universities in the UK.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps the Government has taken financially to assist people who are seeking to train as a nurse.

      Strokes: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when NICE plans to publish its evaluation report on Patent Foramen Ovale Closure.

      Phil Morley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 24 February 2017 to Question 63667 on Philip Morley, what the timetable is for the (a) conclusion and (b)...

      NHS: Managers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on how many occasions the Care Quality Commission has notified trust Chairs of non-compliance with the Fit and Proper Persons...

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Brexit

      To ask the Attorney General, how much his Department plans to spend on projects relating to the UK leaving the EU in the next five years; and if he will list the projects to which that funding...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in the EU on UK Members of the European Parliament remaining members of that...

    • Doctors: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the EU on retaining non-UK EU doctors after the UK has left the EU.

      McKinsey and Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 21 December 2017 to Question 119278, on Department for Exiting the European Union: Procurement, what...

  • Department for Education

    • Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons his Department closed the E-Forum for Special Educational Needs Coordinators on 18 November 2017; and if he will take steps to...

    • Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether there are plans for the PHSE national curriculum to include components to raise awareness of the problem of eating disorders.

      Children: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what data his Department holds on the number of children missing from education in (a) England and (b) by local authority area; and what steps his...

      Teachers: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many state school teachers in England do not have Qualified Teacher Status.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people have applied to take PGCE courses in England in each year since 2010.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people were not accepted onto a teacher training programme in England in 2017-18 because they failed either or both professional skills tests.

      Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the number of students who (a) applied and (b) qualified for the Disabled Student Allowances in each year...

      Universal Credit: Wolverhampton North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number children of universal credit recipients in Wolverhampton North East who (a) will and (b) will not qualify for...

      Educational Institutions: Counselling

      To ask the Secretary for Education, what plans his Department has to introduce a counselling service in all (a) schools and (b) colleges.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of tuition fee costs on teacher training applications.

      Teachers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment has he made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the recruitment of teachers in England.

      Teachers: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teachers have left the profession by (a) gender and (b) age in each year since 2010.

      Swimming: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the proportion of primary schools that provided the Government's recommended number of hours of swimming...

      Further Education: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2018 to Question 126486, on further education: loans, what discussions he or Ministers of his Department have had...

      Further Education: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2018 to Question 126486 on further education: loans, how many learners do not have a new provider.

      Further Education: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2018 to Question 126486 on further education: loans, what additional resources his Department has allocated to...

      Special Educational Needs: Speech and Language Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has made an impact assessment of its plans to discontinue funding for specialist speech, language and communication support.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2018 to Question 122931 on Carillion, of the 1,200 apprentices affected, how many of those apprentices (a) have...

      Pupils: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Under-Secretary of State for Education of 19 January 2018, Official Report, column 1247, how local...

      Children: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what systems are in place for a Children Missing Education Officer to contact HM Revenue and Customs to request information on a family where there...

      Universities: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many University Vice-Chancellors were members of their institution’s remuneration committees at the start of the (a) 2009-10 and (b)...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance his Department has issued to coroners on ensuring that bodies are released for burial as soon as possible as per religious tradition.

    • Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people serving (a) fixed-term (b) life and (c) indeterminate sentences who had been granted parole by the Parole Board were recalled in each...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders who were granted early release from prison by the Parole Board have re-offended in each of the last five years.

      Ministry of Justice: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department's recently advertised roles which are paid, except in circumstances where the successful applicant already receives a...

      Prisons: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance his Department provides on the provision of nursing rooms in prisons for the use by breastfeeding mothers who attend domestic visits.

      Probate: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what support his Department provides, in addition to the probate and inheritance tax helpline, for vulnerable people and people with learning...

      Prisoners' Incentives and Earned Privileges Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if the Government will amend the Incentives and Earned Privileges scheme classification for children's visits to parents in male prisons to make them...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Owner Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the reasons for the decline in the level of home ownership among people...

    • Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, on how many occasions he has been asked to confirm a local planning authority's decision to revoke planning permission...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of the increase in the price of construction materials since 2010 on (a)...

      Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether building regulations relating to the internal and external spread of fire require balconies to be provided...

      Neighbourhood Development Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to reduce the time it takes to complete a new Neighbourhood Plan.

      Neighbourhood Development Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the average time it takes to complete a new Neighbourhood Plan.

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 5 October 2017 to Question 9131, what steps his Department takes to ensure that local...

      High Rise Flats: Liverpool Walton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the safety of high rise tower blocks in Liverpool Walton constituency.

      Housing: Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to encourage registered social landlords to apply for the Affordable Homes Grant to build new...

      Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions Minsters of his Department have had with the Equality and Human Rights Commission on the effect of...

      Planning Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to introduce penalties for local planning authorities that fail to introduce a five-year land supply.

      Social Rented Housing: Tenants' Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of statutory rights of occupiers of social housing to succeed to a...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2018 to Question 125090 on Travellers: Caravan Sites, how many local planning...

      Building Regulations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when the Government plans to respond to the ninth report of the Women and Equalities Committee's report, Building for...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2018 to Question 125090, what training planning inspectors tasked with examining...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Voting Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department plans to mark the centenary of women getting the right to vote in 1918.

      Parking: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what legislation regulates the operation of private car parks.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2018 to Question 121912, if she will publish the template grant agreement that is...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish the consultation to review the effectiveness of current enforcement against unauthorised...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the merits of combining data on rough sleepers from official night counts with...

      Local Government: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the merits of the proposed future Dorset local government review.

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the average cost to the public purse of local authority mergers in the last...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy that local referenda take place in advance of local authority mergers.

      Owner Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 12 February 2018 to Question 127028, on owner occupation, whether his Department (a) holds...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January to Question 124261, and with reference to paragraph 12.6 and Diagram 40 of...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January to Question 124261, and with reference to paragraph 12.6 and Diagram 40 of...

      Social Services: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he will make available additional funding for Sheffield children's services to tackle that local authority's...

  • Scotland Office

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Jobcentres: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will place in the House of Commons Library a lookup file of every (a) postcode and (b) postcode sector in the UK to its nearest...

    • Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of changes in financial support for disabled people under universal credit on living standards of...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate her Department has made of the amount of savings that the introduction and roll-out of universal credit will generate for...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much has been paid from the public purse in sustainment outcome payments to (a) Capita, (b) Interserve, (c) Ingeus UK Ltd, (d) Careers...

      Mortgages: Interest Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that people and organisations which offer advice on changes to the Support for Mortgage Interest...

      Mortgages: Interest Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many support for mortgage interest claimants have (a) Parkinson's disease and (b) multiple sclerosis.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her Department’s estates proposals of 26 January 2017, what progress has been made on the proposal for a back-of-house...

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2018 to Question 126490, what contingency arrangements have been put in place to deal with a similar...

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the level of increased footfall at Shettleston Jobcentre resulting from the closure of Bridgeton,...

      Mortgages: Interest Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of changing support for mortgage interest to a loan on the take-up of other...

      Mortgages: Interest Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of people who participate in the Home Ownership for people with Long-term Disabilities...

      Mortgages: Interest Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will set out the number of claimants of support for mortgage interest in each region of England and Wales in the most recent 12-month...

      Mortgages: Interest Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households in receipt of support for mortgage interest had a property repossessed in each year since 2010.

      Social Security Benefits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when her Department plans to publish the evaluation of the yellow card sanctions pilot in Scotland.

      Independent Case Examiner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of trends in the level of cases examined and cleared by the Independent Case Examiner between 2010-11 and 2017-18...

      Mortgages: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in each parliamentary constituency in Scotland receive support for mortgage interest; and how many of those people also...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will set out (a) the number of complaints relating to the equalisation of the state pension age that her Department's independent case...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if her Department will set a maximum waiting time for responses to complaints regarding the equalisation of the state pension age received by...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the average time taken for a reply to be issued to a complaint submitted to the Independent Case Examiner...

      Labour Market: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Office for National Statistics on its decision to suspend the publication of statistics on the labour...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Unpaid Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employees of her Department have undertaken unpaid work periods in each financial year since 2010; and what the average length of an...

      Attendance Allowance: Glasgow South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications have been made for Attendance Allowance by residents in Glasgow South West constituency in the last 12 months.

      Attendance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to encourage applications for Attendance Allowance; and if she will make a statement.

      Housing Benefit: Glasgow South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with disabilities in Glasgow South West constituency were affected by the removal of the spare room subsidy in the most recent...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Air Pollution: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government’s planned clean air strategy will include a commitment to reaching WHO limits for particulate...

    • Fracking: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment has been made of whether there has been any water contamination as a result of fracking in Yorkshire...

      Environment Protection: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what consultation is planned to engage businesses and other stakeholders on the development of proposals for a new...

      Theft: Pets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has assessed the potential merits of introducing a new criminal offence of theft of a pet.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much was spent from the public purse on the provision of plastic forks, knives, stirrers, spoons, cups and straws at the...

      Fisheries: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the (a) quantum and (b) value of finfish (i) landed at (A) Portavogie, (B) Ardglass...

      Fish Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to consult the aquaculture sector on the effect of the UK leaving the EU; and what plans...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to support the under-10 metre fishing fleet in the Fisheries Bill.

      Fisheries: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his policy is on the allocation of fishing opportunities in UK waters to reflect the ability of boats to meet...

      Fly-tipping: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of sentences in deterring fly-tipping; and when the penalties for...

  • Home Office

    • Vagrancy Act 1824

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department last reviewed the provisions of the Vagrancy Act 1824.

    • Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 123998 on asylum: housing, how many proposals for additionally funded service...

      Home Office: Compass

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 123997 on Home Office: Compass, if she will publish information or a summary report of...

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons the information provided in the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 123995 on Compass was not provided in the same detail...

      British Nationals Abroad: Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people with links to the UK who travelled to engage in the recent conflict in Syria and Iraq have been classified as not being a...

      National Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many representatives from the British police attended the Security and Policing Event in each year since 2010; and what were their ranks...

      Syringes: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what records her Department holds on the number of incidents in each of the last five years in which a member of the public has been injured...

      Crime Prevention: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to deter people from committing minor offences in Yorkshire and the Humber.

      Retail Trade: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to reduce incidences of knife crime against shop workers.

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to encourage increased support for victims of modern slavery at the Commonwealth Summit in London in April 2018.

      Doctors: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Minister for the Home Department, how many non-EEA doctors have had visas declined in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Doctors: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions (a) she or (b) Officials of her Department have had with (i) other Government departments and (ii) the Migration Advisory...

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure guidance on medical checks for firearms licensing is applied consistently.

      Forced Marriage Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many telephone calls received by the forced marriage unit were from (a) domestic and (b) international locations since 2016.

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which organisations applied for funding from her Department for community projects to tackle female genital mutilation since 2016; and which...

      Victim Support Schemes: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding the Government allocated for the provision of (a) domestic abuse services, (b) female rape support centres, (c) independent...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding her Department provides to support support local and regional anti- modern slavery groups.

  • Department for International Development

  • HM Treasury

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what contingency plans his Department had made prior to the launch of the new childcare website in the event of problems with that website; and whether such...

    • Employee Ownership

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the potential cost to the public purse of reducing the period for which employee participants must hold their shares within...

      Charitable Donations: VAT Exemptions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people received relief from VAT on supplies to charities in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18.

      Financial Action Task Force

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what date he expects (a) the UK to be reviewed by the Financial Action Task Force and (b) the results of that review to be published.

      Care Homes: Minimum Wage

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many social care providers HMRC has written to in respect of such providers about allegedly underpaying minimum wage rates for sleep-in shifts; and how...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many parents or carers entitled to 30 hours free childcare have failed to receive a code from Childcare Services as a consequence of technical issues in...

      Public Value Review

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government plans to take as a result of the findings of the Barber Review, published in November 2017; and if he will make a statement.

      State Retirement Pensions: Carers

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to increase awareness of back-dated Home Responsibilities Protection payments; and if he will make a statement.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Heart Diseases: Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many deaths were registered with an underlying cause of sudden cardiac death in England and Wales by age in each year from 2010 to 2016.

    • Personal Income: York

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average net weekly household income was for people in York in each year since 2010.

      Crown Commercial Service

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with whom was the new Behavioural Insights Crown Commercial Services framework developed.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking in its procurement policy to tackle aggressive tax avoidance by government suppliers.

      Government Departments: ICT

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the volume of UK citizens’ data held by companies (a) supplying cloud services to Government and (b) contracted to...

      Government Departments: ICT

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether it is Government policy to award cloud hosting contracts only to US hyperscale cloud providers; how many and what proportion of Government...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to remove disproportionate financial turnover requirements in tendered Government contracts for SMEs.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to support SME to compete for tendered Government contracts.

      Constituencies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government intends to review the policy of reducing the size of the House of Commons from 650 seats to 600.

      Constituencies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has had recent discussions with the Chair of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee on the review of parliamentary...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the key potential economic benefits for UK (a) businesses and (b) consumers of the UK agreeing trade...

    • Dumping

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what methodology the Trade Remedies Authority will use to calculate dumping margins after the UK leaves the EU.

      Trade Remedies

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the economic interest test will have the same functions and be operated on the same basis as the Union Interest Test used by the EU.

      Arms Trade: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2018 to Question 126452, what steps the Government is taking to comply with section three of the EU...

      Electronic Surveillance: Philippines

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the evidential basis was for the approval of the licensing of 5A001 surveillance equipment to the Philippines on 25 July 2016 under the...

      Food: Scotland

      What steps his Department is taking to promote the sale of Scottish food and drink to the international market.

      Technology: Israel

      What steps he is taking to strengthen trade co-operation with Israel in the high-tech sector.

      Exports: Small Businesses

      What steps his Department is taking to help small and medium-sized British businesses to export.

      Overseas Trade

      What steps he is taking to ensure that the Government’s trade policy maintains and promotes high standards of animal welfare.

      Trade Agreements: Developing Countries

      What recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of UK trade deals with poorer countries on the economies of those countries.

      UK Trade with EU

      What estimate his Department has made of the number of new institutions required to replicate the terms of existing trade agreements with the EU after the UK leaves the EU.

      Arms Trade: Export Controls

      What steps his Department has taken to ensure the compliance of the arms export sector with consolidated EU and national arms export licensing criteria.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Youth Social Action Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when his Department plans to respond to the recommendations made by the youth full-time social action review.

    • European Capital of Culture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make representations to the European Commission to reverse its decision that UK cities cannot bid to be the...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which external recruitment agencies are used by his Department's non-departmental public bodies.

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has received representations on the provisions for data protection breaches in the Data Protection Bill; and if he...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Palace of Westminster: Post Offices

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2018 to Question 122128, if he will provide an...

    • Parliamentary Estate: Waste Management

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the process and manner of disposal is for Parliament's (a) food waste and (b) unused...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Pregnancy: Discrimination

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she has taken in response to recommendations by the Equality and Human Rights Commission on women taking pregnancy and maternity...

    • Gender Recognition

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the timetable is for the publication of the consultation on the Gender Recognition Act 2004.

      Females: Human Rights

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on ensuring that the rights of women and other people...

      Equal Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that companies meet their obligation to report on and produce an action plan to address gender pay gaps...

      Equal Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what penalties are available for companies that fail to report on gender pay gaps by 4 April 2018.

      Pupils: Sanitary Protection

      What steps the Government is taking to provide sanitary products to all school students who cannot afford to buy those products.

      Domestic Violence

      What recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the timetable for the draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill.

      Employment: Mothers

      What steps the Government is taking to support women back into the workplace after having children.

  • Department for Transport

    • Railway Track: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they rejected a Freedom of Information request for a copy of the report by PwC on the comparative costs of developing and constructing high speed rail lines in...

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line: Colne Valley

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the latest design specification and visual impact of the catenary and masts on the HS2 Colne Valley viaduct; and with which railway specification they will...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated cost of the design elements of each of the main construction contracts for HS2 Phase 1.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Nigeria: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Nigeria regarding reports by Amnesty International that unlawful and excessive force has been used by the...

    • Nigeria: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Nigeria regarding reports of attacks by Islamist Fulani herders on Christian communities.

      Nigeria: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Amnesty International's recommendation that, following recent military attacks on villages in Adamawa State, the Nigerian Air...

      Nigeria: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Nigeria in response to reports of Christian villages in Adamawa State being simultaneously attacked by...

      Syria: Radicalism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 20 December 2017 (HL Deb, col 2112), whether they have undertaken the investigation into UK Government funding...

  • Department for Education

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Reoffenders: Sentencing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to review sentencing guidelines for offences committed by people previously incarcerated for serious crimes against the person.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the deadline for responses to immigration applications.

  • HM Treasury

    • Vat

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of leaving the EU VAT area on British companies, including small and micro businesses.

    • Office for Budget Responsibility

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the role of the Office for Budget Responsibility in economic forecasting, in the light of the Treasury's analysis of the economic impact of Brexit.

      Public Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 1 February (HL4990), what other examples there are of non-departmental central government bodies that have...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ability of the UK to make sector-specific trade agreements with other nations in the event that the UK leaves the EU...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Radio Frequencies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Ofcom about why the draft funding scheme for users of Programme Making and Special Events equipment displaced by the 700 MHz...

    • Radio Frequencies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Ofcom about whether the future auction proceeds generated by the 700 MHz clearance were considered when designing the funding...

      Exhibitions: North of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to promote the Great Exhibition of the North 2018.

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