Written answers

Friday, 23 February 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Trains: Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for his Department to operate trains with retention tanks, to be emptied in rail depots, to end the dumping of excrement on railways.

    • Heathrow Airport: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will estimate the proportionate increase in airfield crash risk within a 10km radius of Heathrow under the Heathrow north west runway expansion...

      Lakeside Energy from Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State Transport, on what dates (a) he and (b) his Department have met (i) representatives of Lakeside Energy waste facility and (ii) local authorities regarding the...

      M20: Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what advice his Department received from Highways England on planning for Operation Stack.

      South West Railway Line: Stagecoach Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether Stagecoach submitted a compliant bid for the South Western Railways franchise competition in 2017.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Transport what adjustments mechanisms exist within the (a) Greater Anglia and (b) South Western Trains franchises to support train operators in the...

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what contractual changes his Department agreed with Agility Trains for the new Intercity Express Programme rolling stock on the East Coast in (a) 2014...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the cost implications for the public purse of not including an appeals...

    • Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential implications of the Government's proposed household energy...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reasons the draft Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill proposes he rather than Ofgem or the...

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many confirmation statements his Department has challenged for inappropriate declarations of beneficial ownership...

      Companies: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many companies were struck off the Register of Companies in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern...

      Companies: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many companies struck off the Register of Companies in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on the number and proportion of smart meters which are operating in dumb mode.

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of of deployment of (a) solar rooftop and (b) solar farm in the last...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the change in the level of investment in renewable energy in the last 12 months.

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to increase the production of electricity from offshore wind.

      Modern Working Practices Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 11 October 2017 to Question 106151, when the Government plans to publish copies of the...

      New Businesses: Barnsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of business start-ups in Barnsley.

      Social Services: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Employment Rights Act 1996 (Itemised Pay Statement) (Amendment) Order 2018, if he will take steps...

      Conditions of Employment: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (Itemised Pay Statement) (Amendment)...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Israel: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussion he has had with his Israeli counterpart on the security situation in those Israeli cities within range...

    • Proliferation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government’s priorities are for the next Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty...

      Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has held recent round-table meetings on freedom of religion or belief with interested stakeholders; if...

      Bermuda: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the status of LGBT+ rights in Bermuda.

      UN Human Rights Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government’s priorities are for the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva in March 2018.

      Turkey: Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his counterpart in the Turkish Government on the Turkish Navy's obstruction of vessels...

      Saudi Arabia: European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he and his ministerial colleagues have to discuss further sales of BAE Systems' Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft with...

      Sudan: Churches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will raise with his counterpart in the Government of Sudan the recent demolition of an evangelical church in the Khartoum...

      Nigeria: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the United Nations on the recent cases of the murders of Christians in the states of...

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to meet with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture to discuss the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to secure consular access to Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the civil war in Syria on civilians in Idlib and Ghouta.

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will make urgent representations to the (a) Government of Russia and (b) UN on reports of the recent...

      Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what protocols are in available to his Department to raise breaches of the (a) Geneva Gas Protocol and (b) Chemical Weapons...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to support (a) YPG and (b) Kurdish forces to combat Daesh in Syria in the last 12 months;...

      Syria: Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations have been made to his Department by human rights organisations on the use of chemical gas on civilians in...

      Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Secretary of State for International Development on the provision of...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Health, what clinical guidance advises on (a) at what stage of pregnancy anaesthetic is applied to a fetus before an abortion procedure and (b)...

    • Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support people with dementia after they retire from work; and what assessment he has made of the connection...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether NHS mental health and health trusts are required to inform his Department of their capacity to admit patients with very specific...

      Medical Treatments: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Independent review of Early Access to Medicines Scheme, published in March 2016, what reforms his Department has...

      Medical Treatments: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to improve the effectiveness of the early access to medicines scheme.

      Prisons: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding has been allocated to each prison for healthcare in each year since 2010.

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of amending the formula for mental health funding for clinical commissioning groups...

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with representatives of cycling organisations in the last twelve months.

      Hospitals: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what financial support is available from the Government for hospitals that are placed in special measures.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has issued to GPs to promote participation in sport to their patients.

      Colorectal Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timescale is for the introduction of the Faecal Immunochemical Test to the bowel screening programme.

      Suicide: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of suicides of people under 25 years of age.

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of sleep-in back pay for social care providers in (a) Ashfield constituency,...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision: a green paper, published by his Department in...

      WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Government plans to (a) ratify the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and (b) deposit the instrument of ratification at...

      NHS Trusts: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to provide additional funding to NHS trusts to support increased recruitment of clinical staff.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will take steps to ensure that medical practices which amend their flu vaccine orders for winter 2018-19 will not be...

      Soft Drinks: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to ban the sale of energy drinks to...

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the total sleep-in back pay for which care providers in (a) Scunthorpe constituency, (b)...

      University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of formal complaints University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Trust received in...

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of patients were conveyed to hospital by a police vehicle in England and Wales in each year since 2014.

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions (a) he and (b) officials of his Department have held with Care Commissioning Groups on those groups' duties under...

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many Care Commissioning Groups have not notified the local social services authority of NHS Trusts (a) of the reception of patients...

      Eating Disorders: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 17 January 2018 to Question 121741, if he will publish a list of the names and catchment areas of the 70 new or...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the reason is for the delay in the publication of NHS Improvement's Quarterly performance of the NHS provider sector: quarter 3...

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the total sleep-in back pay liability for care providers in (a) the Rotherham constituency and...

  • Department for International Development

    • Gaza: Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect on health outcomes of the time taken to grant exit permits for Palestinians in Gaza seeking...

    • Gaza: Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent estimate she has made of the number of humanitarian and development items that have been delayed in entering or denied...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect of the reduction of bilateral funding from her Department to the Occupied Palestinian...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding from the public purse was allocated to the international aid budget in each of the last 15 years; and what each...

      Disaster Relief

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions her Department has had with the Start Network on humanitarian emergencies and the (a) financial and (b)...

  • Department for Education

    • Pre-school Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children (a) who are not eligible for free school meals and (b) children in receipt of free school meals in each local authority...

    • Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people have applied for the (a) School Direct (Salaried) and (b) School Direct (Non-Salaried) programmes in England in each year since 2014.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many School Direct (Salaried) programme places there are planned to be in each region of England for the academic year 2018-19.

      Teachers: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the retention rate of teachers and trainee teachers has been in each region of England in the last twelve months for which data is available.

      Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment his Department has made of the change in the number of disabled students taking up the specialist equipment allowance element...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which initial teacher trainee bursaries are currently available; and what the value is of those bursaries.

      Apprentices: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to protect the number of apprenticeships available with non-levy paying small employers in England.

      Education: Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department’s paper, Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential: a plan for improving social mobility through education,...

      Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the effect of the financial position of the 10 largest academy trusts on the quality of their educational provision.

      Students: Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to improve access to on-campus counselling for students at Universities in England.

      Students: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will bring forward proposals to encourage universities and other higher education providers to improve access to mental health services for...

      Special Educational Needs: Speech and Language Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has undertaken any consultation with the Communication Trust and its delivery partners on his plans to discontinue funding for...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Secretary of State for Education, how many childcare providers in (a) the North East and (b) England are offering the 30-hours free childcare scheme with additional charges.

      Special Educational Needs: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has made an assessment of trends in the number of specialist teachers for deaf children in (a) West Midlands and (b) Coventry...

      Crafts: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with representatives from the craft industry on craft education and the national curriculum.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 7482, when his Department plans to announce plans to bring forward legislative proposals for...

      Overseas Students: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether non-UK EU students who begin courses at universities in 2019-20 will continue to be treated as home students after the UK leaves the EU.

      Student Wastage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of students entering (a) English and (b) Welsh universities in 2014 on a three-year course failed to complete their courses in 2017.

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the performance of PwC, in its capacity as the liquidator of Carillion, in providing support for local...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Tribunals: Gloucester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how long the waiting list is for all tribunals in Gloucester by tribunal; and what steps his Department is taking to reduce that waiting time.

    • Prison Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Band 2 to 5 staff have (a) resigned, (b) been regraded, (c) been transferred and (d) been dismissed from prisons in England and Wales in 2017.

      Ministry of Defence: Recruitment

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

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have left prison without having secured an (a) income and (b) home in the last 12 months; and what steps are being taken to reduce this...

      Offenders: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to review the requirement for ex-offenders to disclose their past offences that resulted in a caution on documentation.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether a Director Economic Security and Prosperity has been appointed.

    • Explosives: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions explosive ordinance officers were deployed to deal with incidents in Northern Ireland between 1 July 2017 and 1 January 2018.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • State Retirement Pensions: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will hold discussions with representatives of the Scottish Government on the effect of her policies on WASPI women in Scotland.

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2018 to Question 123545, on Department for Work and Pensions: Procurement, what those contracts are for;...

      Occupational Money Purchase Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the timetable is to present to Parliament, the secondary legislation required to enable Collective Defined Contribution pensions.

      Personal Independence Payment: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if her Department will compensate claimants who have (a) fallen into debt and (b) accrued interest charges as a result of decisions which are...

      Personal Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average net weekly household income was for people in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East, (d) London,...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints relating to women born in the 1950s and affected by changes in state pension age have been fully reviewed by the...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints relating to women born in the 1950s who are affected by changes in state pension age are awaiting allocation to an...

      Independent Case Examiner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, from what acceptance date the Independent Case Examiner's Office is allocating complaints to an investigation case manager.

      Independent Case Examiner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many disability, pensions, working age and debt management complaints are awaiting allocation to an investigation case manager at the...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Child Maintenance Group complaints are awaiting allocation to an investigation case manager at the Independent Case Examiner's Office.

      Independent Case Examiner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many of her Department's service providers' complaints are awaiting allocation to an investigation case manager at the Independent Case...

      Funeral Payments: Eligibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 November 2018 to Question 113185 on funerals: fees and charges, if she will place in the Library a copy of the...

      Mortgages: Interest Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that vulnerable people affected by the Loans for Mortgage Interest Regulations 2017 (a) receive...

      Mortgages: Interest Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of mortgage rate increases on the (a) loan to value ratio and (b) viability of...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2018 to Question 126646, what steps she is taking to ensure that staff at Child Maintenance Options and...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her policy is on job seekers allowance claimants being sanctioned for spelling mistakes in their CVs.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number job seekers allowance claimants sanctioned for spelling mistakes in their CVs in the last 12 months.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the value was of job seeker's allowance as a percentage of average earnings in each of the last 15 years.

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of overall pension contributions in the UK were paid by (a) the employer and (b) the employee in each of the last 15 years.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the value was of the state pension as a percentage of average earnings in each of the last 15 years.

      Mortgages: Coventry

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

      Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many 18 to 21 year olds have not been eligible to claim the housing element of Universal Credit since 1 April 2017.

      Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people aged 18 to 21 years old were classified as exempt from the removal of entitlement to housing costs under universal credit in...

      Universal Credit: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department plans to widen the scope of universal credit data-sharing with local authorities (a) to help prevent homelessness by...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2018 to Question 125988, for what reasons personal independence payment claimants are not given the full...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 124897, and the Answer of 19 January 2018 to Question 122944, what plans she has to...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Disabled People on 13 December 2017, Official Report, column 188WH, whether the...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to Answer of 22 January 2018 to Question 122972, whether the figure cited of overall satisfaction for personal independence payments...

      Free School Meals: Eligibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2018 to Question 127402, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she has taken to ensure that non-payroll staff employed by her Department are not disguised employees as defined by HMRC.

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will place in the Library a copy of the questions used for (a) personal independence payment and (b) employment and support allowance...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what resources are provided by her Department to (a) Citizens Advice and (b) other welfare rights organisation for the provision of...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Sugar: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to establish a sugar policy to provide equity in the sugar market for producers after the UK leaves the EU.

    • Food: Origin Marking

      To ask Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department is taking steps to ensure UK goods continue to enjoy EU protected food name status after the UK leaves...

      Plastics: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information his Departments holds on the volume of plastic waste from the recycling facilities in Hertfordshire that...

      Fish Farming: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to regulate the aquaculture sector after the UK leaves the EU.

      Recycling: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of using monetary incentives to encourage people to recycle.

      Agriculture: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of climate change to the UK agricultural sector.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which external recruitment agencies are used by his Department's non-departmental public bodies.

  • Home Office

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information she holds on the number of cases granted a visa under the Grenfell Tower Relatives policy who have returned to their...

    • Doctors: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will review the system for determining the number of points required for a certificate of sponsorship for overseas doctors seeking...

      Home Office: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has plans to require open book accounting clauses in respect of outsourced contracts; if she will publish any such...

      Refugees: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2018 to Question 124937, if she will create a web page with information for employers wishing to...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many female asylum-seekers are housed in mixed-sex accommodation.

      Overseas Students: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Home Office, what assessment he has made of the effect of the increase in the NHS health charge for students on the number of international students.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the letter of 11 January 2018 from the right hon. Member for Warley regarding Mr Alex.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 30 March 2017 to Question 68451 on Immigration, how many people who passed through the National Referral...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who passed through the national referral mechanism as victims of (a) modern slavery and (b) human trafficking with positive...

      Immigrants: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether non-EEA immigrants who have been issued an ancestry visa and already live and work in the UK will be affected by the planned...

      Migration Advisory Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of establishing a separate stakeholder group to the Migration Advisory...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to respond to the letter of 8 February from the hon. Member for Glasgow Central on Mr Wasim Iqbal.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the merits of increasing the monthly cash allowance in line with inflation for people claiming asylum.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the living conditions in asylum accommodation centres; and if she will make a statement.

      Visas: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to expedite the issuing of Tier 2 visas.

      Visas: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many visas from (a) businesses (b) UK Government Departments and (c) the Scottish Government in Scotland were rejected as a result of...

      Visas: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department makes a comparative assessment of salary differentials in different parts of the UK in respect of granting visas for...

      Asylum: Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her department next plans to update new country policy and information notes on Sudan.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on immigration from the EU during any potential transition period as part of the UK leaving the EU.

      Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17 January 2018 to Question 121760, what the (a) ethnicity, (b) race and (c) religion was of people who were...

      Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17 January 2018 to Question 121760, what the (a) ethnicity, (b) race and (c) religion was of people who were...

      Fire and Rescue Services: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many vacancies there are for on-call firefighters in (a) Derbyshire, (b) each region of England, (c) Scotland and (d) Wales.

      British Nationality: British Indian Ocean Territory

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to establish full citizenship rights for people descended from the British Indian Ocean Territory.

      Visas: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the number of businesses raising offered salaries for non-Europeans workers to assist the approval...

      Visas: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for visas for non-EU workers were refused for each tier and type of work visa in each of the last three months.

      Police: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with the (a) Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands and (b) Chief Constable of West...

  • HM Treasury

    • Cryptocurrencies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government will introduce a fiat digital currency.

    • Amazon: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions HM Revenue and Customs have had with Amazon UK on their tax status.

      Treasury

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, to list the (a) dates and (b) attendees of meetings (i) Ministers and (ii) officials of his Department have held with (A) Beatty, (B) Barclays, (C) Dalmore...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness about childcare support.

      Income Tax: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people received relief from income tax on personal allowance in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18.

      Temporary Employment: Financial Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made on the adequacy of access to (a) personal insurance (b) mortgages and (c) credit facilities for (i) temporary workers and (ii)...

      Black Economy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the size of the UK shadow economy as a percentage of GDP.

      Gift Aid

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money has been paid out in Gift Aid in each of the past five financial years.

      Offenders: Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make representations to representatives of the insurance industry on the policy of charging ex-offenders higher rates for car and other types of...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to EU Exit Analysis – Cross Whitehall Briefing, what assumptions were made in preparing that document; and...

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2018 to Question 127136, for what reason no reference was made to whether the document is...

      Exports: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment the Government has made of the financial and economic effect of the UK leaving the EU on the North East’s...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Legal Profession

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 3 January 2018 to Question 120194, how many of the 40 Government Legal Department lawyers advising his...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Dumping: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he had with his counterpart in the Government of China during the recent trade mission on the dumping of ceramic products...

    • Security: Trade Fairs

      To as the Secretary of State for International Trade, which national delegations the Government invited to the annual security and policing event; and of those delegations, how many...

      Security: Trade Fairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many journalists his Department invited to the annual security and policing event in each year from 2010-2017 and for which publications...

      Security: Trade Fairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many escort officers for international delegates his Department employed, from where those officers were recruited and what the grade or...

      Arms Trade: Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2018 to Question 126450, whether his statement that the Defence and Security Organisation and the...

      Honduras: Electronic Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2018 to Question 127539, which NGO's were consulted while considering whether to issue licences to...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Tickets: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions his Department has had with internet service providers on the continued high search result rankings of...

    • Artificial Intelligence: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to support research developments on artificial intelligence in the UK.

      Pornography: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the timetable is for the Age-Verification Regulator for Online Pornography to publish its guidance.

      BBC: Disability Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent estimate his Department has made of the proportion of BBC content that includes audio description; and if he will...

      BBC: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has discussed with the BBC closing the gender pay gap at the BBC by 2020.

      Gaming: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to help inform children and their parents on the safe-guarding dangers of gaming apps; and...

      Social Media: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to raise awareness of the link between mental health issues and the use of social media in...

      Broadcasting: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of devolving broadcasting to Wales; and if he will make a statement.

      Commercial Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress he has made on the public consultation on the deregulation of commercial radio.

      Lotteries: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many licensed small lotteries received an exemption for excise taxes in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18.

      Writers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made on the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the ability of authors to undertake...

      Museums and Galleries: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the report Why collect? published by the Art Fund in January 2018, if he will commission a comparative...

      Museums and Galleries: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the report Why collect? published by the Art Fund in January 2018, if he will make an assessment of (a) the...

      Museums and Galleries: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the report Why collect? published by the Art Fund in January 2018, what recent discussions he has had with...

      Broadband: Barnsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of properties with access to ultrafast broadband in Barnsley.

      Mental Health: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to assess the effect of youth full-time social action on loneliness among participants and beneficiaries.

      Cybercrime: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many SME businesses have taken up the Government's Cyber Essentials scheme.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliamentary Estate: Waste Management

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, to which incineration facility Parliament's general waste is sent.

    • Parliamentary Estate: Plastics

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the Commission will introduce a charge of 25p for disposable cups on the parliamentary...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Females: Directors

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent steps the Government has taken to increase the representation of women on boards in FTSE 100 companies.

    • Females: Sports

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, which women's sporting events she has attended since becoming Minister for Women and Equalities.

      Equal Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether the Equality and Human Rights Commission will have a role in checking the accuracy of gender pay gap data.

      Equal Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the resources available to the Equality and Human Rights Commission to check gender pay gap data.

      Equal Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many (a) public sector organisations, (b) businesses and (c) charities are required to report gender pay gap information this year; and how many...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the number of women in receipt of working age disability benefits has been affected by the rise in the state pension age from 60 to 65 between 2010 and 2018.

  • Cabinet Office

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