Written answers

Monday, 26 February 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to Get Britain Cycling, published by the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group in 2013, if his Department will ensure that cycling...

    • Large Goods Vehicles: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many European Conference of Ministers of Transport multilateral road haulage permits are currently held by UK hauliers.

      Shipping: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Written Statement of 2 February 2018, HCWS444 on support for maritime training, what estimate his Department has made of the...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how the £25.07 billion cost of Phase 2b of High Speed 2 will be apportioned between (a) the West Midlands and (b) Leeds.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how the £25.07 billion cost of Phase 2b of High Speed 2 will be apportioned between (a) Crewe and (b) Manchester.

      Merchant Shipping: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what training is provided to members of the merchant navy who are involved in assisting to retrieve passengers from migrant vessels.

      Transport: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2018 to Question 123538, on Department for Transport: Procurement, what those contracts are; and what the value...

      Shipping: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects to publish a maritime skills strategy.

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken in the last 12 months to encourage cycling.

      Road Traffic Offences: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent correspondence he has had with the Mayor of London on penalty charges on TfL roads; and if he will place a copy of that correspondence in...

      Electric Vehicles: Bicycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to extend the scope of Office for Low Emission Vehicles grants to include e-bikes and e-cargo bikes.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of offering financial incentives to encourage people to buy an electric car; and if he...

      Network Rail: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of housing units for rent or sale built by Network Rail or its contractors since 2013.

      Network Rail: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of units for rent or sale for commercial use built by Network Rail or its contractors since 2013.

      Network Rail: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many housing units for rent or sale his Department estimates Network Rail or its contractors will have built by 2020.

      Network Rail: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of units for rent or sale for commercial use which will be built by Network Rail or its...

      Department for Transport: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of his Department's property portfolio in terms of financial value has been sold or leased for (a) housing for rent or sale and (b)...

      Network Rail: Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of housing units for rent or sale and designated as affordable housing which have been built by...

      Network Rail: Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of housing units for rent or sale and designated as affordable housing which are planned to be...

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to take urgent steps in primary legislation to create a statutory definition of cross border hiring whereby a journey...

      Ports: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the amount of (a) public and (b) private funding was invested in (i) new and (ii) existing ports infrastructure was in...

      Shipping: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on rates of (a) employment and (b) training for UK-based seafarers.

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on the shipping industry of the UK (a) remaining and (b) becoming part of (i) the single market and (ii) a...

      Road Traffic Control: Swindon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to pilot the commencement of Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004 in Swindon.

      Bridges: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has asked the National Infrastructure Commission to assess the viability of building a bridge spanning the English Channel.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, hat estimate he has made of the cost to (a) Government and (b) local authorities of filling in potholes in England in 2017.

      Buses: Tyres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2017 to Question 117278 on buses:tyres, what progress his Department has made on commissioning the research...

      Buses: Tyres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2017 to Question 117278 on buses: tyres, what estimate he has made of the cost of commissioning the research...

      Northern Rail: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, to list each of the franchise commitments to improve passenger services on Northern rail; and by what date those commitments are scheduled to be delivered.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy for what reason his the draft Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill proposes a removal of appeal rights to the...

    • Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the draft Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill, through what route will organisations (a)...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reasons his Department's impact assessment for the draft Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill does...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the draft Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill, whether he plans to publish quantitative...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy what assessment his Department has made of the effect of an energy price cap on the a (a) rise and (b) fall in wholesale...

      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...

      Work Experience

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

      Domestic Appliances: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the General Data Protection Regulation, what steps he is taking to support manufacturers to track...

      GKN: Melrose

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timetable is for his Department to make a decision any investigation into the proposed takeover of GKN Plc by...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to respond to the letter dated 20 December 2016 from Eamon O'Hearn.

      Business: Shropshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the value added to the UK economy by businesses based in Shropshire.

      Consumers: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the consumer green paper will include additional costs incurred by disabled people.

      UK Research and Innovation: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how the increased funding for UK Research and Innovation between 2015-16 and 2019-20 will be distributed to (a) the...

      EU Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Government plans to (a) publish the principal options for a replacement to the Emissions Trading Scheme and...

      Disability Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will call on the Competition and Markets Authority to assess the effect of competition on the specialised...

      Maps: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions his Department has had with the UK Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology at the...

      ICT: Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with individual academics and academic bodies on the potential benefits of...

      Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the actuarial advice on which the surplus sharing arrangement in the Mineworker’s Pension...

      Rothamsted Research: Bayer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on the (a) actual 2017 and (b) budgeted 2018 Rothamsted Research income and...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reasons Ofgem recently increased the level of the pre-payment metre price cap.

      Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on manufacturing in (a) the North East and (b) the UK of the UK...

      New Businesses: Midlands

      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 (a) the Midlands and (b) Coventry.

      Renewable Energy: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what safeguards are in place to ensure that grants from his Department are not given to renewable energy projects which...

      Productivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the what3words geocoding addressing system for...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2018 to Question 126951 on the Warm Home Discount Scheme, what assessment his...

      Carers: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what legislative plans his Department has to address the issue of late notice shift changes and cancellations to assist...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what legislative plans his Department has to ensure working people have a regular and fixed hours contract; and if he...

      Zero Hours Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what legislative plans his Department has to eliminate the use of zero hours contracts; and if he will make a statement.

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what legislative plans his Department has to simplify the definition of a worker in statute; and if he will make a...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Forced Marriage Unit: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much funding has been allocated to the Forced Marriage Unit in each year since 2011.

    • Cameroon: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the political and security situation in Cameroon; and what steps his Department is taking...

      South Sudan: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to use his position on the UN Human Rights Council during the Council session on 13 March to speak about the...

      Eritrea: Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the deployment of Egyptian troops to Eritrea on Eritrea-Ethiopia relations.

      Sudan: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the danger to non-Arab Dafuris sent to Khartoum after having their asylum claims rejected...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that Rohingya refugees are repatriated to Myanmar with guarantees made to protect...

      Asa Hutchinson

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the case of Asa Hutchinson has been discussed at meetings between Ministers of his Department and representatives from...

      United Arab Emirates: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which bilateral contacts have taken place between his Department and representatives from the United Arab Emirates Government...

      Cyprus: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of progress on the Cyprus peace talks; and if he will make a statement.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Irish Language: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the St Andrews Agreement of 2006, what her policy is on the introduction of an Irish Language Act.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Ophthalmic Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase funding for the national NHS ophthalmic services contract for adults and children with...

    • Stem Cells: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding for stem cell research was allocated by the National Institute for Health Research and Blood and Transplant Research...

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the reasons for the increase in the number of men dying as a result of prostrate cancer.

      Patients: Community Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of patient access to community transport for the purposes of attending hospital...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it is the policy of NHS England to require a person to provide photographic ID to register with a GP.

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will implement the recommendations on regulatory levers for heated tobacco products set out in the Public Health England report on...

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support more independent research on heated tobacco products as recommended in the Public Health England...

      Obesity: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to increase the awareness of the dangers of obesity to children and young people.

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce HIV infection rates.

      Soft Drinks: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ban the sale of energy drinks to children under 16 years old on NHS premises.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page 22 of Next Steps On The NHS Five Year Forward View, published in March 2017, what the evidential basis is for the...

      Air Pollution: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to indicator 3.01 of Improving outcomes and supporting transparency, updated in August 2016, what data does his Department...

      NHS Property and Estates Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will prevent the transfer of ownership of NHS estates until the proposals have been evaluated by the NHS Property Board as part of...

      NHS Property and Estates Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether stakeholders including the public, patients and NHS staff representatives will be consulted on the development of plans for...

      Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that strategic estates planning services to support STPs will be provided by NHS...

      NHS Foundation Trusts: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what monitoring process will be put in place to assess whether NHS Foundation Trusts are maintaining their facilities effectively.

      NHS Property and Estates Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph 4.7 of the Government Response to the Naylor Review, published on 30 January 2018, whether specialist support...

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will immediately suspend the use of medical procedures involving vaginal mesh implants.

      NHS Property and Estates Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans there are to extend access to accredited training and development in the development of high quality business cases as set out...

      Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that sustainability and transformation partnerships are held accountable for the...

      Food: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2018 to Question 126149, what steps he is taking to initiate discussions with representatives from...

      Pupils: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will hold discussions with the Secretary of State for Education on improving the health of pupils through increased participation...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has been made of levels of mortality linked to outdoor air pollution exposure at local authority level.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to review the effectiveness of legislation on medical negligence compensation.

      NHS Property and Estates Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph 4.9 of the Government Response to the Naylor Review, published in January 2018, when the comprehensive...

      NHS Property and Estates Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph of 4.13 of the Government Response to the Naylor Review published in January 2018, if he will publish the...

      NHS Property and Estates Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph 4.22 of the Government Response to the Naylor Review, published in January 2018, what steps the Property...

      NHS Property and Estates Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph 5.5 of the Government Response to the Naylor Review, published in January 2018, what the timetable is for the...

      NHS Property and Estates Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph 5.11 of the Government Response to the Naylor Review, published in January 2018, what steps he is taking to...

      NHS Property and Estates Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph 5.12 of the Government Response to the Naylor Review, published in January 2018, what steps he has taken to...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the most common reason is for children being admitted to A&E.

      Medical Treatments: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what evidence his Department submitted to the OECD's report on Sustainable Access to Innovative Therapies.

      Health Services: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many formal complaints (a) mental health services and (b) the NHS received in each region in each month of each year since 2010.

      Pregnancy: Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the incidence of drink and drug abuse among pregnant women.

      Molybdenum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how the Government plans to supply molybdenum-9, used for the manufacture of technetium-99 generators after the UK leaves Euratom.

      Mental Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many approved mental health professionals there were in each local authority area of England and Wales in each year since 2010.

      Pregnancy: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the net change has been in the number of in-patient perinatal beds since 2010.

      NHS: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much of the additional NHS funding announced in Autumn Budget 2017 will be spent in (a) Leeds North West constituency and (b) Leeds.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of (a) in-patient and (b) community mental health services for children and young...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to achieve the Government’s national ambition to eliminate inappropriate out of area...

      Self-harm: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase support services for children and young people who self-harm.

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the link between early diagnosis of brain tumours following MRI scans and cancer survival rates; and what...

      Defibrillators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to publicise phone apps that enable people in England to find the location of the nearest Automatic External...

      Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Report of the Liverpool Community Health Independent Review, published in January 2018, whether the evidence provided...

      Liverpool Prison: Psychiatry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many prisoners at HMP Liverpool have been waiting for more than (a) a week (b) a month, (c) two months, (d) three months, (e) four...

      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 the Worsley and Eccles South...

      Dental Services: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money was returned to the public purse from (a) Newcastle Central and (b) North East dental practices in each of the last seven...

      Dental Services : Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the rate of increase of patient contributions to NHS dental costs has been over the last seven years.

      Dental Services: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what system is in place for people in care homes to receive dental health care.

      Dental Health: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the implications for dental health of an ageing population.

  • Department for International Development

    • Brazil: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much money her Department has spent on (a) direct aid and (b) providing assistance to (i) the Brazilian Government and (ii)...

    • Developing Countries: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how her Department conducts due diligence assessments and evaluates the commitment of its partners to the partnership principles and...

      Department for International Development: Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what policies her Department has in place for its staff to report sexual harrassment and other non-consensual sexual behaviour; how...

      Developing Countries: Coal Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department provides to developing countries that want to move towards clean coal technologies to meet their...

      Armed Conflict: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if her Department will publish a response to the report of Save The Children entitled War on Children, published in February 2018; and...

      Palestinians: UNRWA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of spending in the Palestinian Territories by the UN Relief and Works...

      Gaza: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment her Department has made of the provision of fuel for hospitals in Gaza; and if she will make a statement.

      Department for International Development: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what translation arrangements her Department has put in place to enable efficient and accurate handling of Welsh language...

      Rohingya: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the levels of education available for Rohingya refugee children.

      Africa: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much the Government has provided to church-based agencies for development and humanitarian support in Africa in each of the last...

      Africa: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding the Government has provided to church-based agencies for work in Africa in each of the last five years.

      Armed Conflict: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the implications for its policies on the protection of children in armed conflicts of the...

      Department for International Development: Recruitment

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

      Developing Countries: Pneumonia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to tackle pneumonia in developing countries.

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will take steps to include investment in healthcare systems in developing countries on the agenda at the Commonwealth Heads of...

  • Department for Education

    • Grammar Schools: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of children receiving free school meals who attend a grammar school were measured as having (a) high and (b) low...

    • Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has contingency plans for the event of Capita being unable to fulfil its contractual obligations with schools in (a) Brighton...

      Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness among students of vocational internships as an alternative to university.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's consultation on Schools that work for everyone, which closed in December 2016; when his Department plans to respond...

      Faith Schools: Truancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many faith schools are in the highest decile for persistent absence in (a) England and (b) the South East.

      Office for Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department held meetings with or otherwise engaged representative groups from the (a) Muslim, (b) Jewish, (c) Hindu, (d) Sikh and (e)...

      Office for Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what powers are planned for the Office for Students to investigate incidents of racism on campuses.

      Trimega

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of the 20 February 2018 to Question 127866, which local authorities have informed his Department that they have commissioned...

      Video Games: Graduates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of students who have graduated with a degree in video games in each year since 2010.

      First Aid: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of making the teaching of first aid a compulsory part of the curriculum in schools.

      Schools: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2018 to Question 126733 on Schools, how the Government is promoting its statutory guidance on the effect of the...

      Faith Schools: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many faith schools in (a) the West Midlands and (b) Coventry are in the highest decile for persistent absence.

      Department for Education: Overtime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many hours of overtime have been worked by staff in his Department in each of the last 12 months.

      Students: Warrington North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many residents of Warrington North constituency were in receipt of university maintenance grants in the year before they were abolished.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2018 to Question 126727, on Children: day care, for what reasons the Government does not collect this information...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department records whether child care settings which receive public funding have sprinkler systems.

  • Prime Minister

    • Domestic Visits: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Prime Minister, if she will visit Northern Ireland before summer 2018; and if she will make a statement.

    • Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions she had with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on the effect upon the Irish border of the UK leaving the EU in advance of the Cabinet...

      Hong Kong: Elections

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether she discussed the disqualification of candidates from Hong Kong elections with the Government of China during her recent visit to that country.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2018 to Question 127256, and with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, on how many occasions since 2015 he has used his powers under Schedule 6, Paragraph 3 of the Town and Country Planning...

    • Social Rented Housing: Tenants' Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many people have been removed from social housing because they did not have succession rights to remain following...

      Local Government: Accountability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 12 October 2017 to Question 107540, on local government: accountability, whether his...

      Private Rented Housing: Carbon Monoxide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on the level of risk to private sector tenants of carbon monoxide poisoning...

      Rough Sleeping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on the number of rough sleepers who have been found dead in public places in...

      Bed and Breakfast Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how the ban on local authorities accommodating homeless families and pregnant women in B&B accommodation for...

      High Rise Flats: Coventry South

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

      Sleeping Rough: Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of proposals for the future funding of supported housing on...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military dogs have been (a) destroyed because they are considered dangerous for public safety and (b) re-homed in each year since 2012.

    • Ministry of Defence: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to establish within his Department and each service of the Armed Forces improved provision for confidential access to mental...

      Ministry of Justice: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to respond to Question 117720, tabled by the right hon. Member for Westmorland and Lonsdale on 5 December 2017.

      Ministry of Defence: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the Government is taking to reduce energy costs across the defence estate.

      Ministry of Defence: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish a breakdown by site of energy costs across the defence estate.

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of F-35’s ready for operations.

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many hours of flight time have been recorded by UK F-35’s (a) in total and (b) per plane.

      HMS Ocean

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether (a) Phalanx CIWS and (b) light gun mounts on board HMS OCEAN will be donated to Queen Elizabeth class carriers or other Royal Navy vessels once...

      Ministry of Defence: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what reviews of his Department's single source contract regulations have occurred since their introduction; and if he will make a statement.

      Type 23 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average annual running cost is of a Type 23 frigate.

      Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the reason is for the cancellation of the (a) Royal Navy and Royal Marines monthly personnel statistics for 1 January 2018, 1 February 2018, 1...

      Qatar: Hawk Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will provide an update on progress on the potential order by Qatar of Hawk aircraft.

      Defence: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 24 of his Department's report, Industry for Defence and a Prosperous Britain: Refreshing Defence Industrial Policy 2017,...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse is to date of the F-35 fighter.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the estimated cost of the F-35 fighter was when the Government placed its order for the aircraft.

      Ministry of Defence: Recruitment

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

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will place her Department’s guidance to JobCentre Plus staff on advising benefit claimants whether to claim for universal credit...

    • Universal Credit: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information her Department holds on the number of (a) universal credit claimants who have lost benefit income as a result of benefit...

      Personal Independence Payment: Inverclyde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in the Inverclyde constituency will have their personal independence payment claim reviewed by the Government.

      Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis and Neurology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of the level of knowledge of (a) multiple sclerosis and (b) neurological conditions...

      Universities Superannuation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will ask the Pensions Regulator to extend negotiations on the universities superannuation scheme.

      Universal Credit: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of introducing a national interest-free credit scheme to provide universal...

      Long Term Unemployed People: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of long-term unemployment on the mental health needs of claimants.

      Personal Independence Payment: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will take steps to ensure that the Government’s planned review of personal independence payments resulting from the High Court...

      Personal Independence Payment: Garston and Halewood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 19 January 2018, HCWS414, on welfare, if she will provide a timescale for the reimbursement...

      Personal Independence Payment: Garston and Halewood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants in Garston and Halewood constituency with evidence of psychological distress have been refused the motability component of...

      Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if the Department will include universal credit in the calculation of funding to local authorities for Discretionary Housing Payments; and...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many of the non-payroll staff in her Department's workforce can be fairly described as being in business on their own account.

      Department for Work and Pensions: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department's computers were compromised and inaccessible for staff in the week of (a) 5 February and (b) 12 February; and what...

      Social Security Benefits: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department’s policy is on benefit entitlement for people who have lived in the UK for 10 or more years with indefinite leave to...

      Social Security Benefits: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government plans to exclude children's benefits including child benefit and the child element of universal credit from the scope...

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the effect of the public sector pay cap on child poverty in (a) Newcastle, (b) the North East and (c) the UK...

      Mortgages: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in receipt of support for mortgage interest resident in (a) the West Midlands region and (b) Coventry have applied for a loan...

      Health and Safety Laboratory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much funding her Department has allocated to the Health and Safety Laboratory in each of the last five years.

      Health and Safety Laboratory: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much revenue the Health and Safety Laboratory generated from external contracts in each of the last five years.

      Health and Safety Laboratory: Profits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the level of profit earned by the Health and Safety Laboratory in each of the last five years.

      Health and Safety Laboratory: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the funding allocated to the Health and Safety Laboratory on the ability of private sector...

      Attendance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of pensioners received the (a) lower and (b) higher rate of attendance allowance in each of the last seven years.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the real term value of the state pension in each of the last 10 years.

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people in the (a) 16-24 and (b) 65 and over age bands were living in relative poverty in each of the last 10 years.

      Universal Credit: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of two year olds that will be in families in receipt of universal credit when that benefit is fully...

      Disability: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of the population who have access to tailored employment advice support for people who...

      Universal Credit: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons the decision was taken to pay universal credit claims to a single bank account in a household.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Recruitment

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

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Business: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to mitigate the costs to business of the implementation of the EU Medium Combustion Plant Directive.

    • Plastics: Bottles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that fewer plastic bottles (a) are incinerated, (b) go to landfill and (c)...

      Plastics: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to incentivise producers of packaging to use recycled plastic in their products.

      Air Pollution: Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to improve measurement of PM2.5 particles across the UK.

      Air Pollution: Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to extend the air pollution alert system to ensure that notifications about high pollution levels are...

      Crimes of Violence: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent representations his Department has received on (a) violent threats and (b) demands made by gangs of tarmac...

      Electronic Equipment: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to comply with the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment Regulations and to reduce the...

      Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has a target for the reduction of single use plastics.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which Ministers of his Department have taken part in (a) beach cleans and (b) other activities to remove plastic and other...

      Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the article on the Puckeridge Hunt in the Hertordshire Mercury published on 8 February 2018, whether he...

  • Home Office

    • Airguns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to reduce the number of cats (a) killed and (b) left with life-changing injuries due to being shot by air guns; and...

    • Public Sector: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to require companies delivering public services through outsourced public contracts to pay all staff delivering such...

      Home Office: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to require in respect of her Department's outsourced public contracts (a) to publish the profit margin or (b) the...

      Home Office: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to publish the key performance indicators used for contract and performance management purposes in respect of her...

      Home Office: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will list (a) what outsourced public contracts she has awarded over a total contract value of £5 million and (b) to which...

      Females: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department , what steps the Government is taking to protect women who are experiencing domestic abuse online.

      Emergency Services Network: North Ayrshire and Arran

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, the (a) number and (b) location of new mobile sites under the Emergency Services Network contract that will be constructed in North Ayrshire...

      Retail Trade: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the cost of retail crime to the UK economy in 2017; and what steps her Department is taking to...

      Organised Crime: Jamaica

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total budget for Operation Kingfisher is for the current financial year; and what proportion of that budget has been spent to date.

      Home Office: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has (a) contributed to any Cabinet Office-led commercial capability reviews to enhance her Department’s commercial...

      Crime: Motorcycles

      What steps she is taking to reduce moped crime.

      Key Forensic Services: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the total value of monetary support that the police has provided to Key Forensics Services to...

      Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the reasons for the Office of the Immigration Service Commission having only 4 out of 224...

      Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the reasons for the Office of the Immigration Service Commission paying only 57 per cent of...

      Police: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to introduce the national action plan to tackle the shortage of detectives recommended by Her Majesty's...

      Motor Vehicles: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the amount of money motorists have paid in recovery and storage charges to recover their stolen vehicles (a)...

      Road Traffic Offences: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2018 to Question 8123, for what reason the response took five months to be made.

      Engineers and Scientists: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer to Question 124824 of 20 February 2018, on Engineers and Scientists: visas and with reference to the Answer to...

      Crimes of Violence: Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many threats of violence towards hon. Members have been reported in each month since June 2016.

      Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to allow callers contacting 999 control rooms to use the what3words geocoding addressing system to provide more...

      Passports: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of opening a Passport Office in Dublin better to facilitate responses...

      *No heading*

      What discussions she has had with Police and Crime Commissioners on the level of the police precept for 2018-19.

      *No heading*

      How many times the Tier 2 (General) Certificate of Sponsorship cap has been reached in each of the last three months.

      *No heading*

      What steps she is taking to tackle cyber crime.

      *No heading*

      What steps she is taking to confiscate money from criminals; and how she plans to further strengthen the asset recovery regime.

      *No heading*

      What steps her Department is taking to encourage greater collaboration between police and fire services.

      *No heading*

      What discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the resourcing of the Economic Crime Unit.

      *No heading*

      What recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the protective equipment available to police forces.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what translation arrangements his Department has put in place to enable efficient and accurate handling of Welsh language correspondence from (a) MPs and...

  • HM Treasury

    • Corporation Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many inquiries were raised into the corporation tax returns of companies submitted in each (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14, (c) 2014-15, (d) 2015-16 and (e)...

    • Tax Collection: ICT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment has been made of the value for money of the Making Tax Digital IT system.

      Business: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to support businesses to adhere to changes to VAT reporting from 2019.

      Withholding Tax: Treaties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of withholding tax for dividends and royalties in tax treaties on levels of investment.

      Lesotho: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he had with the Secretary of State for International Development on the priorities for negotiations on the tax treaty with Lesotho.

      Contingencies Fund

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many times the Contingencies Fund has been used since 2010; and how much was used from that fund on each such occasion and for what purpose.

      Capital Gains Tax: Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to prevent UK residents from registering the ownership of UK land overseas in order to avoid capital gains tax.

      Enterprise Management Incentives

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to seek EU State Aid approval to renew the Enterprise Management Incentive scheme; and whether he plans to undertake a review of the...

      Freezing of Assets: Libya

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to decision of the UN to freeze Libyan Assets, agreed by EU Directive and adopted by the UK, whether he has made an estimate of the value of...

      National Insurance Contributions: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people received relief from national insurance contributions under the secondary threshold in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18.

      Air Passenger Duty: Exemptions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people received relief from air passenger duty for cabin crew in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18.

      Low Incomes: Children

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to support low income families with children under five years of age in England.

      Women in Finance Charter

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what specific steps his Department is taking to encourage companies in the UK financial sector to sign up to the Women in Finance Charter.

      Pay Systems

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the proportion of total workers' pay comprised of a (a) fixed pay rate and (b) variable pay rate or performance awards in each...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2018 to Question 127427 on children: day care, whether Atos or any other contractor has been given a financial...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Telephone Services

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, by what means Departments select hold music for Government telephone services.

    • Electronic Government

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an estimate of the cost to the public purse of the delayed implementation of Government (a) digital projects, (b) websites and (c( IT...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2018 to Question 123226, on Carillion, how often ministers and officials of his Department meet strategic...

      Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the current size of the Government estate is, by Department, in square metres of floor space.

      Government Digital Service

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to move responsibility for data policy and governance from the Government Digital Services.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, who the 19 suppliers are on the Spend Analysis and Recovery Services framework.

      Former Ministers: Business Interests

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what mechanisms are in place to monitor compliance by former Ministers of conditions set by the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments for their...

      Business Appointments Advisory Committee

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much money was spent by the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments (a) on staffing and (b) in total in each year since 2010.

      Government Departments: ICT

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of Government digital and technology spending was with large companies in each year since 2012.

      Government Departments: ICT

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his policy is on enforcing Government Digital Service standards on providers of shared services.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to update the strategic supplier risk management policy.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department takes to assess supply chain risks in government procurement.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department takes to assess potential conflicts of interest between suppliers in government procurement.

      Aortic Aneurysm: Tees Valley

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people in South Tees died from a ruptured aortic abdominal aneurysm in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and 2017.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to undertake a review of the effectiveness of Procurement Policy Note 01/16, Ensuring compliance with wider international obligations...

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which local authorities are taking part in the postal vote pilots for the local government elections in May 2018; and what specific measures are to be...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether it is his policy to include the NHS in his discussions on future trade deals.

    • Furs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to reduce imports of fur to the UK; and if he will make a statement.

      Trade Agreements: Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Government plans to negotiate a trade agreement with Sri Lanka that replicates the existing agreement between that country and...

      Philippines: Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department took to investigate whether telecommunications interception equipment licensed for export to the Philippines on 25...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Dormant Assets Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when his Department plans to respond to the report published by the Independent Commission on Dormant Assets.

    • National Lottery: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department has had with representatives of the National Lottery on the effect on lottery tickets sales of...

      Tourism: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps his Department has taken to encourage tourism in the north of England.

      Lotteries: Prize Money

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to announce his decision on the maximum prize cap on society lotteries.

      Charity Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what criteria his Department used to assess the suitability of candidates for Chair of the Charity Commission.

      Charity Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether Baroness Stowell was the preferred candidate of the independent Assessment Panel for the position of Chair of the...

      Charity Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he held with the Prime Minister on the appointment of Chair of the Charity Commission between 1 October 2017...

      Charity Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the names of the candidates put forward for the position of Chair of the Charity Commission by the...

      Gaming Machines: Liverpool Walton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the number of people using fixed-odds betting terminals in Liverpool Walton constituency in each...

      Broadband: East Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of homes that have access to superfast broadband in East Devon.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2018 to Question 123543, on Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport:...

      Lotteries: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to his Department's updated Departmental Plan, published on 29 January 2018, whether he intends to publish a...

      Charity Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, for what reason there was a delay in naming the Government's preferred candidate for the Chair of the Charity Commission; and...

      Charity Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what (a) meetings and (b) phone calls (i) he, (ii) other Ministers of his Department and (iii) officials of his Department...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Courts: Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent steps his Department has taken to increase the use of virtual courts in criminal proceedings.

    • Courts: Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how may people have appeared in court proceedings via video link from (a) police stations and (b) prisons since 2000; and what the demographic breakdown...

      Ministry of Justice: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to respond to Question 123846, tabled by the right hon. Member for Westmorland and Lonsdale on 19 January 2018.

      Domestic Violence: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of recent reforms to legal aid on access to justice for women escaping domestic abuse; and if he will make a...

      Judiciary: Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has assessed the proportion of the judiciary who attended private school.

      Judiciary: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of the judiciary is female.

      Judiciary: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government is taking to increase judicial diversity.

      Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders have been (a) applied for and (b) issued by courts since 2016.

      Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2018 to Question 125536 on the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, if he will publish a...

      Ministry of Justice: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what translation arrangements his Department has put in place to enable efficient and accurate handling of Welsh language correspondence from (a) MPs...

      Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of whether changes are required to the rules governing coroners' discretion to accommodate religious burial...

      Prisoners: Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what procedures are in place for permissions to be granted for a prisoner to attend the birth of their child.

      Prisoners: Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2018 to Question 125711, on Prisoners: Childbirth, for what reasons the number of women who give birth in prison in...

      Ministry of Justice: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 his Department has received in each month since May 2010; how many responses given in each...

      Prisoners: Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether it is proposed that the Courts Bill will include measures to help eliminate Hepatitis C in prisons.

      Liverpool Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoner deaths have occurred in HMP Liverpool in each month of the last four years.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders by local authority area of their residence are subject to multi-agency public protection arrangements.

      Local Growth Deals: Scottish Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many meetings the Minister of State in his Department has had with whom and on what dates on the Borderland Growth Deal.

      Prison Service: Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the risk of Hepatitis C infection for prison staff.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Sustainable Development

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to promote Sustainable Development Goal 5.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Greece

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to speed up the assessment for refugees and migrants arriving in Greece.

    • Refugees: Interviews

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Home Office staff in the UK are directly involved in interviewing applicants for refugee status.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Submarines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many incidents of unidentified submarines close to the north west coast of the UK were recorded during (1) 2016, and (2) 2017.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Carillion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 1 February (HL5031), whether they will now answer the question asked, namely who were the Crown...

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