Written answers

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to On Track – the 20 year plan, published by the Peninsula Rail Task Force on October 2015, what discussions he has had with the...

    • Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve the land connectivity of UK ports.

      Bus Services: Cornwall

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

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the outcome was of discussions between his Department, HS2 Ltd and the cycle-proofing working group on HS2 Ltd’s design standards.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has assessed HS2 Ltd’s design standards for temporary and permanent changes to on-and off-road highway infrastructure against (a)...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department’s cycle-proofing working group has identified locations where cycle access along or across the HS2 corridor should be...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps HS2 Ltd has taken to ensure the safety (a) of cyclists in relation to the design of lorries, (b) awareness of lorry drivers and (c)...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to support highway authorities on the HS2 route to provide joined-up cycling infrastructure.

      Public Transport: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve (a) rail and (b) bus links in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside, (iii) Tyne and Wear and...

      Transport: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve the accessibility of railways, buses, coaches and trams for small children.

      Network Rail: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, the value of property sold by Network Rail in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including first aid in the driving test.

      Urban Areas: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish a Smart City narrative and action plan.

      Transport: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department plans to publish its big data scoping study; and whether any external bodies were consulted on the creation of the big data...

      Road Traffic Offences: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to tackle mobile phone use by motorists; and if he will make a statement.

      Heathrow Airport: Nitrogen Oxides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the reduction in total emissions of nitrogen oxides from ground-based sources associated with Heathrow Airport between...

  • Department for Education

    • Sex and Relationship Education: Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to ensure guidance and regulations on Relationships and Sex Education in secondary schools makes reference to marriage;...

    • Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional funding his Department provides to schools to support students with special educational needs in (a) North Cornwall and (b) England.

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's consultation, Eligibility for free school meals and the early years pupil premium under Universal Credit, which...

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2017 to Question 119798, on adoption, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of...

      Teachers: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many state school teachers in England have not had Qualified Teacher Status in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East,...

      Schools: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the public sector pay cap on the recruitment and retention of staff in schools in (a)...

      Wakefield City Academies Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the amount of funding removed from individual school budgets by the Wakefield City Academy Trust.

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Scottish Government's review of foster care in Scotland and to the Education Committee report on fostering, published on 22...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if the Government will make training on supporting looked-after children a mandatory part of teacher training.

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment the Government has made of the effectiveness of peer-to-peer support groups for foster carers.

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) two (b) three and (c) four year olds have attended maintained nursery schools in each of the last five years.

      Child Minding: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many childminders have (a) joined and (b) left the early years Ofsted register in each year since August 2012.

      Self-employed: Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to provide financial support for self-employed people taking adoption leave.

      Adoption: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many self-employed people adopted a child in (a) Oxfordshire and (b) England in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Communication Trust: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons his Department has reduced funding for the Communications Trust.

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of establishing a national fostering college; and if he will make a statement.

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of conducting a national survey of fostering households.

      Foster Care: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of standardised cost analyses of Local Authority and IFA foster placements.

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has plans to include fostering as a recognised professional occupation.

      Children: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's consultation on Analysing family circumstance and education, which closed in July 2017, when his Department plans...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how his Department monitors the requirement that schools must consult on their admissions arrangements at least once every seven years; and what...

      Association of Independent LSCB Chairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding his Department provided to the Association of Independent Local Safeguarding Children’s Board Chairs in each financial year...

      Pre-school Education: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many local authority-maintained nurseries there were in (a) London, (b) Brent, (d) Camden and (d) Hampstead and Kilburn constituency in each year...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department is conducting a review of childcare costs.

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many local authorities paid childcare and early education settings late for funded hours provided during the September term.

      Special Educational Needs: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional funding his Department provides to schools to support students with special educational needs in (a) Coventry and (b) West Midlands.

      Apprentices: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that apprenticeship programmes are accessible to people with a disability.

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many on-site visits Education and Skills Funding Agency staff have made to (a) Multi Academy Trusts and (b) other schools by region in each of the...

      Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many reports his Department has received of irregular financial activity at academy schools, by region, in each of the last.

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the Government plans to respond to the recommendations of the report on the National Fostering Stocktake, published in February 2018.

      Schools: County Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the real terms net change in funding will be for schools in County Durham under the new national funding formula.

      Schools: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the new national funding formula on schools in rural areas.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many childcare and early education settings have contacted his Department regarding funding rates for childcare since February 2017.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Electricity Generation: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of distributed energy solutions as a low cost route to...

    • Electricity Generation: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will review the incentives for businesses to use distributed energy solutions.

      Energy: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made on potential effect of the Government's proposed energy price cap on investment...

      Energy: Meters

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

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what business model his Department will use in determining the level of the proposed energy price cap.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish details of the business model his Department used to determine the pre-payment meter energy price cap.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations his Department has received from businesses on the effect on investment of the proposed removal of...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his department has made an assessment of the potential effect of banning standard variable tariffs on (a)...

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to review the cost and supply of wood pellets in relation to Renewable Heat Incentive tariffs.

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the news release Wood Pellet Shortages, published by UK Pellet Council on 18 January 2018, whether...

      Shipbuilding: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to promote (a) commercial and (b) military shipbuilding in the North East.

      Funerals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the level of competition in the funeral industry.

      Funerals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the extent of exploitative practices in the funeral industry.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the devolved administrations on the draft Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the number of households in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d)...

      Energy: Pricess

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the implications are for his legislative proposals on requiring Ofgem to review the price cap only once a year...

      Electricity: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of re-classifying electricity storage vessels to enable...

      Electricity: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to identify locations for potential electricity storage schemes that would best...

      Electricity: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of exempting operators of electricity storage from...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to introduce a new code of practice for green deal providers and assessors in the relaunched green deal.

      Green Deal Scheme: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many green deal providers were not certified by UKAS as meeting the green deal standard in (a) 2013, (b) 2014 and...

      Adoption Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reasons self-employed and employed people are treated differently on the provision of statutory adoption leave.

      Office for Product Safety and Standards: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the funding the Office for Product Safety and Standards has been allocated from existing Departmental budgets;...

      Office for Product Safety and Standards: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many staff are planned to work within the Office for Product Safety and Standards; and what proportion of those...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has reviewed the effect of the green deal on average energy bills.

      Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for BEIS, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential role for (a) carbon capture, utilisation and storage and (b) other cleaner coal...

      Carbon Capture and Storage: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding has been disbursed from the public purse on investment into research and development of the use of...

      Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he had with his counterpart in the Scottish Government on the Industrial Strategy White Paper prior to...

      Fracking: Wells

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of wells projected to be drilled by the shale gas industry in (a)2025 and (b)...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what translation arrangements his Department has put in place to enable efficient and accurate handling of Welsh...

      Conditions of Employment: 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, what steps he is...

      Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on industry in the (a) North East and (b) UK of the UK leaving the EU.

      Fuel Poverty: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of people living in fuel poverty in (a) the West Midlands and (b) Coventry in...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support freedom of religion and belief in other countries to meet the strategic...

    • Ottawa Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support the international community's commitment to the Ottawa Mine Ban Treaty.

      Tibet: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Chinese Government on (a) the status of and (b) human rights in...

      Sri Lanka: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the human rights record of the Government of Sri Lanka.

      Sri Lanka: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to help ensure that the Sri Lankan Government observes UN Human Rights Council Resolution...

      Caribbean: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions has he had with Cabinet colleagues on ensuring continued humanitarian assistance to those Overseas...

      Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how information from his Department's meetings with civil society groups on freedom of religion or belief will inform foreign...

      Israel: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the recent arrest of Ahed Tamimi, if the Government will seek the establishment of an urgent independent...

      White Helmets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Office, whether his Department has provided any funding to Syria Civil Defence, which is also known as the White Helmets.

      White Helmets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will review the quarterly financial reports on UK funding for the Syria Civil Defence.

      White Helmets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether Ministers of his Department have held meetings with external stakeholders on projects funded by his Department in...

      Sudan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of religious freedom in Sudan; and what steps he is taking to help promote the...

      Forced Marriage Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which countries have been involved in cases reported to the Forced Marriage Unit since 2010; and how many cases have been...

      Palestinians: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Government of Israel on the approval of permits for Palestinians seeking...

      Palestinians: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Government of Israel on WHO reports on the number of Palestinian...

      Falkland Islands: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which (a) public and (b) private bodies are responsible for the (i) assessment and (ii) issuing of licenses for oil...

      Sierra Leone: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what election monitoring his Department plans to undertake in the elections in Sierra Leone later in 2018.

      Western Sahara: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent meetings he has had with the Polisario on a negotiated future for the Western Sahara.

      Sudan: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of British citizens currently detained in Sudan following the protests that began on 7...

      Sudan: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the level of access to legal advice for detainees in Sudan following the protests that began on...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Burmese Government on allegations of the bulldozing of Rohingya mass graves; and...

      Syria: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria on the inclusion of (a) the...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Recruitment

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

  • Attorney General

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Ophthalmic Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 8 January 2018 to Question 120603, on Ophthalmic Services, if he will publish the number of admissions for...

    • Ophthalmic Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2018 to Question 121244, on Ophthalmic Services, what assessment his Department has made of the...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the waiting time for mental health assessment and therapy in (a) Lewisham borough, (b) London...

      NHS: Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much of the £1.6 billion extra NHS funding announced in autumn 2017 will be spent in (a) North Cornwall constituency and (b)...

      Nurses: North Cornwall

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

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many Units of Dental Activity were delivered through NHS General Dental Services contracts in (a) Canterbury, (b) Kent and (c)...

      NHS: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of deploying distributed energy resources across the NHS estate.

      NHS: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to reduce energy costs across the NHS estate.

      NHS: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will set out energy costs across the NHS estate.

      NHS Trusts: Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will set out the usage of diesel generators be each NHS trust in the most recent 12-month period for which figures are available.

      Mental Illness: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2017 to Question 118225, on mental illness: children, whether his Department plans to collect such...

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of removing bursaries for nursing, midwifery and most allied health students on the number of...

      Public Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of the recommendations of the 2017 joint report from the Professional Standards...

      Diabetes: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many amputations were carried out in Lancashire and South Cumbria as a result of type 2 diabetes in (a)2015, (b) 2016 and c) 2017.

      Diabetes: Leicester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what structured education relating to the Diabetes Transformation Fund has taken place in Leicester; and what plans there are for the...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has set a timetable for commissioning groups to report back on the effectiveness of the Diabetes Transformation...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the reference in the Diabetes Transformation Fund guidelines to variation between clinical commissioning groups refers to; and what...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much has been disbursed from the Diabetes Transformation Fund to date.

      Diabetes: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many diabetes specialist nurses have been recruited by each sustainability and transformation partnership as a result of the Diabetes...

      Diabetes: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many additional nurses have been trained as a result of the Diabetes Transformation Fund by each sustainability and transformation...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how long on average diabetic patients spent in hospital in (a) 205, (b) 2016 and (c) 2017.

      Diabetes: Chiropody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many referrals were made from primary care to multi-disciplinary foot teams for people with diabetic foot disease in (a) 2015, (b)...

      Clinical Priorities Advisory Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the announcement by NHS England on 18 December 2017 on new specialised treatments, on which date the Clinical...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the announcement by NHS England on 18 December 2017 on new specialised treatments, what estimate he has made of the...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance is issued by NHS England to manufacturers on the negotiation of medical outcomes-based commercial agreements for products...

      Medical Treatments: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the budget is for the NHS England specialised commissioning prioritisation process in (a) 2017-18, (b) 2018-19 and (c) 2019-20.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department issues to manufacturers of products undergoing review by the NHS England specialised commissioning...

      Hospitals: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is making an assessment of the potential merits of providing support for consultants who wish to work flexibly...

      Doctors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on responding to the recommendations of the Shape of Training review of October 2013.

      Junior Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that consultants have adequate protected time to support and mentor junior doctors.

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of patients who (a) had heart attacks, (b) needed hospitalising as a result of heart...

      HIV Infection: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to increase funding for HIV support services.

      Doctors: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to support the recruitment by the NHS of doctors from the EU after the UK leaves the EU.

      Obesity: Yorkshire and the Humber

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

      Orkambi: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2018 to Question 122358, on Orkambi: Republic of Ireland, if he will place copies of that...

      Orkambi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Government's response to e-petition 209455, on making Orkambi available on the NHS for people with cystic fibrosis,...

      Diabetes: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what date £1.75 million in funding from the Diabetes Transformation Fund was transferred to the Kent and Medway Sustainability...

      Diabetes: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what date £1.14 million in funding from the Diabetes Transformation Fund was transferred to the Lancashire and South Cumbria...

      Diabetes: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what date £1.15 million in funding from the Diabetes Transformation Fund was transferred to the North Central London...

      Doctors: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of removing or reducing the NHS pension annual allowance or increasing its limits to...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of people who overdose on prescription opioids.

      Strokes: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many of the 24 NHS neuroscience centres have been commissioned to perform mechanical thrombectomy from April 2018.

      Palliative Care: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what arrangements Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service has with the NHS in relation to palliative care for prisoners.

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 21 December 2017 to Question 119603 on prescription drugs, what information his Department holds on the number...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of unique patients who have been prescribed (a) anti-depressants and (b) opioids,...

      Drugs: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospital admissions with a primary diagnosis of drug-related mental health or behavioural disorder there were by (a) drug and...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospital admissions with a primary diagnosis of poisoning by illicit drugs there were by (a) drug or (b) group of drugs in each...

      Psychiatric Hospitals: Walsall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans there to progress the outline business case for re-provision of the mental health hospital in Walsall approved by NHS...

      Mental Health Services: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the level of (a) implementation of the strategy for mental health care and (b) mental...

      Symdeko

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has been made of the clinical benefits of making Symdeko available to people with cystic fibrosis; and if he will make a...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what applications have been made by (a) Indivior and (b) Braeburn to license drugs to treat addiction.

      Addictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what applications have been received by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence to recommend use of drugs to treat addiction.

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of establishing a fund to reimburse the historic back pay directly to sleep-in...

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether there are plans to provide free flash glucose monitoring systems to type 1 diabetics on the NHS.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure a high uptake in the HPV vaccine across all the regions of England; and if he will make a statement.

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that local authorities have sufficient resources to meet increasing demand for social care.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the reasons why the proportion of girls who did not complete the two-dose HPV vaccination...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many medical professionals have completed Health Education England’s e-learning training sessions on female genital mutilation...

      Stem Cells: Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding NHS England has provided for stem cell transplant centres since 2015; and how many stem cell transplant centres there are.

      Stem Cells: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people are registered as stem cell donors on the NHS stem cell registry; and what proportion of people who are registered as...

      Stem Cells: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much Government funding has been provided to (a) NHS Blood and Transplant and (b) Anthony Nolan for stem cell donation since 2015.

      Baby Care Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for NHS England to publish the Neonatal Critical Care Clinical Reference Group’s draft report of the neonatal...

      Carbon Monoxide: Poisoning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people were diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning from exposure in their homes to (a) solid wood, (b) gas and (c) other fuel...

      NHS: Managers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on how many occasions have NHS Trusts received concerns about alleged unfitness to practice of trust directors since the Fit and Proper...

      NHS: Managers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on how many occasions the Care Quality Commission (a) received concerns from third parties about an alleged lack of fitness of a trust...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the number of people enrolling for postgraduate nursing degrees of (a) removing...

      Mental Health Services: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the total spending on mental health (a) prescriptions, (b) packages and (c) other services by...

      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, if he will publish a list of...

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he will make an assessment of the potential merits of commissioning independent specialist bodies to undertake replication...

      Mental Health Services: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the average waiting time for a mental health assessment and therapy in (a) Coventry South...

      Nurses: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many nurses were employed in Coventry in each of the last five years.

      Mental Health Services: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average national bed occupancy rate was for (a) adult and (b) child adolescent inpatient psychiatric wards in each year since 2010.

      NHS: 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 since January 2010.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of people referred to Improving Access to Psychological Therapies waited less than (a) six and (b) 18 weeks for their...

      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 Hove constituency.

      Sepsis: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of sepsis.

      Sepsis: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many cases of sepsis there were in Sheffield in each of the last five years; and how that number compares to other regions throughout...

      Sepsis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an estimate of the number of people who have sepsis but are not aware of it.

      Mental Illness: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of extending the Breathing Space initiative to people accessing mental...

      Vaccination: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2018 to Question 127364, how much was spent in total on vaccination programmes in each of the last...

      Vaccination: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2018 to Question 127366, how many local authority areas met the 95 per cent uptake target for...

      NHS Trusts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department's Annual Report and Accounts 2016-17, if he will place in the Library the depreciation overspend or...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Domestic Visits: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many times he has visited (a) St Helens, (b) Merseyside and (c) the North West since his appointment; and if he will set out the...

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2018 to Question 127187, which individual, Department or Directorate commissioned that document.

      European Research Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many times he or ministers of his Department have met the with the European Research Group since taking office.

      Customs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to paragraph 4 of the Government's paper, Future customs arrangements: a future partnership, whether his Department...

      Brexit: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with (a) The Mayor of London and (b) Members of the GLA on the effect on London of the Greater London...

  • Prime Minister

    • Prime Minister: Former Members

      To ask the Prime Minister, how many former Conservative Members of Parliament who were defeated at the general election 2017 and who now work in her Office were appointed after a publicly...

    • China: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Prime Minister, how many members of the UK delegation were of UK-Chinese origin during her recent visit to China.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of recladding tower blocks that have combustible cladding in...

    • Planning Permission: North Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many new build planning approvals there were in North Cornwall constituency in each year since 2010.

      Housing: North Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many homes were built in North Cornwall constituency in each year since 2010, and how many of those homes were...

      Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, to list all meetings Ministers of his Department held with external stakeholders in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) between...

      Landlords: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a compulsory registration scheme for landlords.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to encourage the use of quick build, flat pack homes for social and affordable housing.

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has held with Kensington and Chelsea Council on the provision of (a) housing and (b) other support...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that new developments benefit first-time buyers and rather than...

      Housing: Telford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many (a) new-build planning approvals were granted and (b) how many new houses were built in Telford constituency...

      Housing: Telford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking increase the provision of starter homes in Telford constituency; and if he will...

      Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what funding is available to regenerate and renew new town infrastructure.

      New Towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what his Department's policy is on the future of New Towns.

      Council Tax: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what proportion of people who served time in prison for each year between 2010 and 2017 for not paying their council...

      Carbon Monoxide: Alarms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish his Department’s response to the consultation on the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide...

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress his Department has made on its proposals for leasehold reform for people currently living in leasehold...

      Unitary Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what his Department's policy is on the creation of new unitary authorities.

      Unitary Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, which local authorities his Department has had discussions with on unitary authority status in the 12 months.

      Wolverhampton City Council: Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the local government grant given to City of Wolverhampton Council was in each of the last seven years.

      Social Rented Housing: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the number of people on waiting lists for social...

      Unitary Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what powers his Department has to create new unitary authorities.

      Local Growth Deals: Ayrshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make a statement setting out the implications for his Department's policy on rough sleeping of the...

      Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of effect of the proposals in his Department's paper, Funding for Suported Housing...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what his Department's policy is on the upkeep of roads in common parts of commonhold housing developments.

      High Rise Flats: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent representations he has received from Birmingham City Council on funding to carry out extensive works to...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Zero Hours Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many (a) full-time staff, (b) part-time staff, (c) temporary staff and (d) any other staff were employed directly...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Amey and Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to Answer of 30 January 2018 to Question 124263 on Amey and Carillion, what costs to the public purse have been calculated in each of those...

    • Ministry of Defence: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of using distributed energy systems across the defence estate.

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average cost of recruitment to the Army was in each of the last three full years for which figures are available.

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average cost per Army recruit was of (a) recruiting and (b) providing Phase 1 training for recruits (i) under 18 years and (ii) 18 years or...

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average cost per recruit to the Army Foundation College, Harrogate, for non-military training and education was in each of the last three years.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of recruits who enlisted aged (a) under 18 and (b) over 18 years left the armed forces before completing (i) phase two training and (ii)...

      Armed Forces: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of armed forces personnel in the trained strength are under 18 years old.

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average length of service is for a soldier who enlists (a) aged over 18 years and (b) below 18 years old.

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many recruits (a) enlisted at and (b) completed Phase 1 training at (i) AFC Harrogate (ii) ATC Pirbright (iii) ATR Bassingbourn (iv) ITC Catterick...

      Land Mines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of live land mines laid by the British Army that are present in former war zones.

      Yemen: Land Mines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to train the security forces of the Yemini Government in landmine disarmament.

      Yemen: Land Mines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate his Department has made of the number of landmines in Yemen.

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of recruits under 18 years of age attended the Army Foundation College in Harrogate in each of the last three years for which figures...

      Metals: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he has taken to deter metal scavenging from shipwrecks and war graves.

      HMS Ocean

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the net change in levels of employment in (a) Royal Navy personnel and (b) civilian staff supporting such personnel at...

      Army: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average length of time taken is between the start of phase one training and deployable capability for an infantry soldier aged (a) 18 or over...

      Armed Forces: Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the latest (a) Army Command Review, (b) Royal Navy Command Review and (c) RAF Command Review.

      Egypt: Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assistance the Government is providing to the Egyptian military to fight ISIS on the Sinai Peninsula.

      Ministry of Defence: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, How many full time personnel have (a) retired or left and (b) joined the Army in each of the last three years.

      Ministry of Defence: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many full time personnel have (a) retired or left and (b) joined the Navy in each of the last three years.

      Kuwait: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government plans to send troops to Kuwait; and if he will make a statement.

      Royal Regiment of Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many new recruits joined the Regiment of Scotland during 2016-17.

      RAF Saxa Vord

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the timescale is for investment in Saxe Vord in Shetland; and when that Remote Radar Head facility will be fully operational.

      RAF Northolt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to his Department is for deportation flights from RAF Northolt for failed asylum seekers in each month in 2017.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment: Eligibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the evidential basis was for the decision to move personal independent payment mobility criteria from 50 metres to 20 metres.

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much money non-resident parents owed resident parents in child maintenance arrears in each Scottish local authority area in the last...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of including a replacement for the Reduced Earnings Allowance benefit within...

      Universal Credit: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the oral answer of the Prime Minister to the hon. Member for Rutherglen and Hamilton West on 7 February 2018, Official Report,...

      Universal Credit: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a reduced fee for identification cards for EEA nationals in cases where...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Welsh Language

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

      Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to enable local authorities to establish alternative payment arrangements for private rental sector cases as...

      Social Security Benefits: Cryptocurrencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential benefits of using blockchain for the the welfare and benefits system; and if she will...

      Bereavement Support Payment: Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will extend the period of bereavement support payments beyond 18 months for bereaved spouses with young children.

      Mortgages: Interest Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether Serco has a role in the Loans for Mortgage Interest Regulations 2017.

      Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the Industry Injury Advice Council's guidance that Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease can only be diagnosed...

      Recruitment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employers are offering guaranteed interviews through the disability confident scheme.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason her Department does not have an automated system for the acknowledgement of receipt of e-mails.

      Social Security Benefits: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of people in receipt (a) job seeker's allowance, (b) tax credits, (c) child benefit, (d) disability living allowance or PIP...

      Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the ratio of registered job seekers per job vacancy in (a) Vale of Clwyd, (b) Wales, and (c) the UK excluding...

      Work and Health Programme: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when her Department plans to first publish data on Work and Health Programme outcomes; and how often her Department plans to do so subsequently.

      Universal Credit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when her Department plans to publish its review of the Youth Obligation.

      Universal Credit: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of universal credit on the number of people in rent arrears in (a) the UK, (b) the North...

      Personal Independence Payment: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the level of knowledge of the impact of sight impairment among personal independence payment...

      Universal Credit: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons universal credit recipients are required to take physical receipts of childcare to a job centre in order to receive the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Flood Control: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding for flood defences has been allocated to each constituency in England and Wales since 2015.

    • Seasonal Workers: Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with horticultural and agricultural sector leaders in Cornwall on demand for...

      Microplastics: Marine Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of microplastic fibres on the world's oceans.

      Environmental Protection: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Guidance for business on environmental key performance indicators, published by his Department on 25 July...

      Fishing Catches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking ensure that discard free fisheries are achieved under the provisions of (a) the current discard ban...

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the changes required in (a) domestic standards, (b) international standards and...

      Origin Marking: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has discussed food products covered by the (a) protected designation of origin, (b) protected geographical...

      Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many reports his Department has received of foxes killed by trail hunts by police force area since 26 December 2017.

      Factory Farming: Ammonia and Nitrates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 121641 on Factory Farming: Ammonia and Nitrates, how many farmers (a)...

      Incinerators: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what procedure is used when waste incinerators are tested for the emission of dioxins and furans.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department’s policy is on refunding people who have overpaid for their application for leave to remain.

    • Emergency Services Network: Argyll And Bute

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) number and (b) location of new mobile sites under the Emergency Services Network contract which will be located in Argyll and...

      Junior Doctors: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on ensuring that overseas junior doctors are able to...

      Bank Services: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to tackle telephone banking fraud.

      Emergency Services Network: North Ayrshire and Arran

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, the (a) number and (b) location of mobile sites EE will build using state aid under the Emergency Services Network contract in North...

      Companies: Guernsey

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Office, whether Guernsey has introduced a private register of beneficial ownership.

      Migrant Workers: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding her Department has received from funds raised by the immigration skills charge; and what plans his Department has for the...

      Health Professions: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much money has been raised for the public purse from the immigration skills charge under Tier 2 visas issued to (a) doctors and (b)...

      Drugs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the (a) volume and (b) proportion of illegal drugs that are seized before they reach consumers.

      UK Border Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2018 to Question 123657, when she plans to make a decision on whether to establish a special volunteer...

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in supporting victims of crime to recover their stolen goods.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to increase the speed of responses to inquiries by hon. Members on applications for leave to remain.

      Visas

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

      Migrant Workers: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many US citizens have been denied the right to work in the UK (a) during and (b) after an unsuccessful application for (i) EEA(FM) and...

      Pets: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance and training her Department provides to police forces on recording and investigating cases of pet theft.

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the Cornish agricultural sector's demand...

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether a review of firearms licensing medical procedures is being undertaken as part of her Department's work to introduce statutory...

      Fire and Rescue Services: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many vacancies there are for on-call firefighters in (a) the West Midlands and (b) Coventry.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the third report of the Home Affairs committee, Home Office delivery of Brexit: immigration, published on 14 February...

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether all providers of digital forensics to the police are accredited to the Forensic Services Regulator's codes of practice and conducts.

      Wildlife: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2018 to Question 127241, what information her Department holds on the number of fully trained wildlife...

      Police: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers are on on sick leave due to mental health problems.

      Police: Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2018 to Question 127226 on Police: Firearms, what assessment she has made of the effect of differences...

      Visas: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant the the Answer of 15 January 2018 to Question 121748, what criteria her Department uses for setting overseas student fees if visa...

      Brook House Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2018 to Question 127772, whether her Department was aware of concerns about detainee welfare at Brook...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2018 to Question 125290, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merit of recording...

      Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many refugees have been resettled under the Gateway Protection Programme.

      John Worboys

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the judgment of Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (Appellant) v DSD and another (Respondents) [2018] UKSC 11,...

  • Department for International Development

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to improve the transparency of Official Development Assistance that is spent by other Government...

    • Usa: Unrwa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the Government plans to increase its contribution to UNWRA funding as a result of the decision by the US Administration to...

  • HM Treasury

    • Ordnance Survey: Databases

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to re-examine the Geospatial Commission proposal of November 2017 on free access to Ordnance Survey data.

    • Employee Ownership and Save As You Earn: Costs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost to the public purse has been of the operation of the (a) Share Incentive Plan and (b) Save As You Earn all -employee share schemes in each of...

      Save As You Earn

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of postponing the implementation of the Save As You Earn contributions holiday change scheduled to...

      Minimum Wage: Arrears

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's press release of 7 February 2018 on the Government recovering £11...

      Revenue and Customs: ICT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to Answer of 13 July 2017 to Question 4057 on Revenue and Customs: ICT, if he will provide an update on the provision or procurement of replacement...

      Brexit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the merits of using distributed ledger technology for any new customs system after the UK leaves the EU.

      Bank Services: Older People and Vulnerable Adults

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department issues guidance for banks on reviewing accounts of elderly and vulnerable customers to ensure that the financial products they hold...

      Instalment Credit: Regulation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Financial Conduct Authority's decision on BrightHouse, announced on 24 October 2017, whether his Department plans to bring forward...

      Cash Dispensing: Fees and Charges

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2018 to Question 126599, on Cash Dispensing: Fees and Charges, if he will make the correspondence between his...

      Money Laundering: Cryptocurrencies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made in the negotiations on the EU Anti-money Laundering Directive with regard to the regulation of the use of crypto-currencies; and...

      *No heading*

      What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of changes to stamp duty in helping first-time buyers.

      Unemployment: Females

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many unemployed women with dependent children there were in England in each of the last 6 months.

      Private Finance Initiative: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has taken legal advice on the principle of a windfall tax on PFI companies.

      Child Benefit: Tax Allowances

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

      Attendance Allowance: Tax Allowances

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

      Offshore Industry: Corporation Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people received relief from corporation tax on offshore (North Sea) CT reduction in Supplementary Charge arising from field and investment...

      Child Care Vouchers: Wakefield

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families in Wakefield constituency have made use of the childcare vouchers scheme in the 2017-18 financial year.

      Debts: Mental Illness

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to ensure that people who are in debt and receiving treatment for mental illness are able to recover from illness without accruing...

      Treasury: Recruitment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which external recruitment agencies are used by his Department's non-departmental public bodies.

      Carer's Allowance: Disability

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2018 to Question 125989, whether he plans to take steps to support financially the working parents of disabled children...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax-free childcare accounts have been set up for disabled children; and what proportion of those accounts have had at least one payment made from them.

      Public Finance

      What progress is being made on reducing the deficit.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Social Services: Children

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 16 November 2017, HCWS 258 on social care, whether the Government plans to bring forward...

    • David Lidington

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which Cabinet committees and sub-committees he (a) chairs and (b) attends.

      National Security

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reasons he has established a dedicated national security communications unit; and if he will make a statement.

      Cabinet Office: Directors

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, who the lead non-executive director and other non-executive director board members are in his Department.

      Lobbying: Registration

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the number of consultant lobbyists registered under the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning...

      Capita

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2018 to Question 125908, on Capita, how many such meetings occurred in that time period.

      Electricity Generation: Public Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment her Department has made of the merits of distributed energy solutions in reducing the long-term energy costs of the Government and...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to prevent unsustainable bids being accepted in Government procurement.

      Government Departments: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the effect of variation in staff contracts on the development of shared services across Government; and if he will make...

      One Public Estate Programme

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many applications have been made for repayable grants by the One Public Estate programme pilot scheme.

      One Public Estate Programme

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many local authority applications to the One Public Estate programme were (a) joint applications and (b) applications by a sole local authority in...

      One Public Estate Programme

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many applications to the One Public Estate programme included (a) joint ventures, (b) land swaps and (c) development by small and medium-sized...

      One Public Estate Programme

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) applications and (b) successful applications to the One Public Estate programme include key projects that will be delivered by SMEs.

      Cabinet Office: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the Government plans to appoint a Chief Data Officer.

      Government Departments: Equality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department has taken to support the embedding of diversity and inclusion in single departmental plans.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the information note Open Book Contract Management published by the Crown Commercial Service in May 2016, whether Open Book Contract...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the information note Open Book Contract Management, published by the Crown Commercial Service in May 2016, whether timely payment of...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to paragraph 10 of the information note Open Book Contract Management published by the Crown Commercial Service in May 2016, what steps...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to paragraph 13 of the information note Open Book Contract Management, published by the Crown Commercial Service in May 2016, who...

      Crown Commercial Service: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how long the recruitment of a replacement chief executive of the Crown Commercial Service is planned to take; where that position will be advertised;...

      Ministry of Defence Police: Pensions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Ministry of Defence Committee Report 2017, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing an enhanced...

      Ethnic Groups: Equality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the timetable is for government departments to report on how they plan to respond to the recommendations of the October 2017 Race Disparity Audit.

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate her Department has made of the number of disabled people employed in each sector of the economy.

      Suicide

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what information his Department holds on the rate of suicide for each socio-economic classification in each of the last 15 years.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Voting Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether his Department plans to mark the centenary of women getting the right to vote in 1918.

    • Trade Remedies Authority: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to Answer of 7 December to Question 118220 on trade agreements; arbitration, which which counterparts in other government...

      Trade Remedies

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to Answer of 7 December to Question 118220 on trade agreements: arbitration, which other international systems his Department is...

      Arms Trade: Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that arms sold to the Government of Sri Lanka are not used to perpetrate human rights...

      Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what information he holds on international borders with no customs union and no border infrastructure; and if he will make a statement.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which non-EU countries that have a trade agreement with the EU have provided his Department with a commitment to maintain those arrangements...

      Department for International Trade: Recruitment

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

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions the Government has had with the EU on conditions under which the UK can begin negotiating trade agreements with countries...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Hacking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate her Department has made of the number of people affected by the cyber attack reported by the BBC on 11 February...

    • Hacking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information the Government holds on the amount of personal data which was stolen as a result of the recent BrowseAloud hack.

      Social Media: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how he plans to encourage uptake and monitor compliance of the code of practice provided for by s103 of the Digital Economy...

      Press: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions his Department has held with (a) the Independent Press Standards Organisation and (b) Impress on the...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when his Department plans to publish a Cyber Security Skills Strategy.

      National Cyber Security Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 17 of the Interim Cyber Security Science and Technology Strategy, how frequently the National Cyber...

      Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department had with the national centre for data in Newcastle when determining the remit and location of...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliamentary Estate: Waste Management

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what steps the Commission is taking to comply with the Waste Electric and Electronic...

    • Parliamentary Estate: Waste Management

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2018 to Question 125385, what the reason is for...

      Parliament: Exhibitions

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, for what reasons the House authorities decided not to choose the Southmead Project Wall...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Zero Hours Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) full-time staff, (b) part-time staff, (c) temporary staff and (d) any other staff were employed directly by her Department on...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on personal budget holders as a consequence of the retrospective implementation of the change in guidance on the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Carillion: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when Ministers first met with representatives of Carillion to discuss the implications of that company's financial position.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Imports: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what military and crowd control equipment they purchased from Israel in 2017.

    • Future Large Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current estimated cost of the A400 Atlas aircraft programme; how many of the aircraft have been delivered to the RAF so far; how many are operational;...

      Navy: Military Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which Royal Navy ship will undertake future tasks of the type that HMS Ocean undertook in the relief efforts following Hurricane Irene.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Intervention Stocks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the value of the UK's powdered milk stockpile; what other products they are stockpiling under the Common Agricultural Policy; and in what quantity and...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recent report by Refugee Rights Europe A Hostile Environment on the challenges facing asylum-seekers currently...

    • Police and Crime Commissioners: Fire and Rescue Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to consider the views of fire service and governance experts when reviewing the independent assessments relating to Police and Crime...

      Police and Crime Commissioners: Fire and Rescue Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the principle that the governance of fire and rescue services should be determined by residents within the area served...

      Visas: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential effect of new visa and immigration requirements on start-ups which do not have the resources to support visa...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit: Economic Analysis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks made by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on 30 January (HC Deb, col 687) that civil service...

    • Economic Growth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is their policy to ensure that no region of the UK will see economic growth reduce as a result of Brexit.

      Brexit: North East

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what meetings are planned to discuss the impact of Brexit on the north east of England between Ministers and representatives of (1) business, and (2) local government.

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