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Written answers

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Welsh Language

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

    • High Speed Two

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2018 to Question 122605 will he publish the clauses of the contract between HS2 Ltd and CEK JV for HS2 that...

      Cars: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the rate of car ownership is in (a) Ashfield constituency, (b) Nottinghamshire and (c) England.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the average spend on energy bills by UK households in each year since 2010.

    • Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of the pre-payment meter price cap on switching levels...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that disabled people with high energy costs receive support through the Warm Home...

      Energy: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that disabled people are not penalised in the energy market because of their...

      Fuel Poverty

      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 the (a) Vale of Clwyd and (b) UK in each of...

      Low Pay: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will include in the Government's response to the Taylor Review provisions to ensure that low-paid workers on...

      Jaguar Land Rover: Halewood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has held with representatives of Jaguar Land Rover on the future of its Halewood...

      Business: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his policy is on sustainability reporting for UK businesses.

      Utilities: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of making mandatory the provision of utility bills in accessible...

      Research: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timetable is for the launch of the International Research and Innovation Strategy.

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what legislative plans his Department has to protect workers employed by a contractor which either (a) ceases trading...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

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

      Conditions of Employment: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2018 to Question 128106, for what reasons that answer did not confirm whether his...

      Commercial Secrets: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether as part of the transposition of the Trade Secrets Directive into UK law, the Government plans to transpose...

      Carillion: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he expects the (a) Insolvency Service's investigation into the conduct of Carillion's directors and (b) Financial...

      Commercial Secrets: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government will take steps to ensure that the damages applicable to employees and former employees under...

      Radioactive Materials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to (a) consult on and (b) publish a draft charging agreement for a future UK State System for...

      Carillion: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with companies inheriting contracts from Carillion on the extension of TUPE rights...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • British Overseas Territories: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to assist the re-development of old manufacturing industries in UK overseas territories to ensure they...

    • Occupied Territories: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what translation arrangements his Department has put in place to enable efficient and accurate handling of Welsh language...

      Nigeria: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information the Government holds on recent reports of ethnic cleansing in areas of Nigeria; and if he will make a statement.

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the political and humanitarian situation in eastern Ghouta, Syria does not...

      Gibraltar: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department have had with Gibraltar on their blockchain licensing regulations.

      Kashmir: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had on a long-term settlement of the Kashmir dispute ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government...

      Kashmir: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on the establishment of a mediation panel to engage with interested parties to work towards a long-term...

      Proscribed Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19 February 2018 to Question 124805, what organisations the Government maintains relations with which...

      Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with the UN Envoy for Syria on airstrikes in Ghouta; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Doctors: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on retaining the services of doctors working in the NHS who originate from other...

    • Domestic Visits: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many times he has visited Northern Ireland since his appointment as Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union; and if he...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what translation arrangements his Department has put in place to enable efficient and accurate handling of Welsh language...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many times he has met with the governments of (a) Gibraltar, (b) Crown Dependencies and (c) other UK Overseas Territories in the...

      Industry: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on industries in the (a) the West Midlands and (b) Coventry of the UK leaving...

  • Attorney General

    • Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps the Crown Prosecution Service is taking as a result of the BBC Panorama documentary, Undercover: Britain’s immigration secrets, broadcast on 4...

    • Hare Coursing: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, how many prosecutions there have been for offences relating to hare coursing in each police area in England in each year from 2014 to the last year for which data is...

      Hare Coursing: Convictions

      To ask the Attorney General, how many prosecutions for offences relating to hare coursing led to a conviction in each police area in England in each year from 2014 to the last year for which data...

  • Department for International Development

    • Palestinians: EU Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with her EU counterparts on (a) the establishment of the European Commission's €42.5m assistance...

    • Developing Countries: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department provides to internally displaced people; and if she will make a statement.

      Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding the UK has provided to (a) UK organisations, (b) UN agencies, and (c) international and non-governmental...

      Armed Conflict: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will review will her Department's civilian protection strategy in light of the recommendations in the 2018 Save the Children...

      Global Partnership for Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, for what reasons her Department's recent financial commitment to the Global Partnership for Education was less than the International...

      Haiti: Oxfam

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions Officials of her Department have had with Oxfam on the allegations of sexual abuse by members of that organisation in...

      Haiti: Oxfam

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how her Department has responded to the misconduct by Oxfam staff in Haiti.

      Oxfam: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions her Department has had with aid agencies other than Oxfam on allegations of misconduct by members of those...

      Sahel: Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department provides for the Great Green Wall across the Sahel.

      Sahel: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department is providing for the Trans African Pipeline; and with what countries her Department is co-operating on...

      Africa: Bubonic Plague

      What steps her Department has taken in response to the recent outbreak of plague in Africa.

      Developing Countries: Religious Freedom

      What proportion of her Department's aid spending is committed to tackling religious persecution.

      Developing Countries: HIV Infection

      What steps her Department is taking to reduce the global prevalence of HIV and AIDS.

      Yemen: Politics and Government

      What steps her Department is taking to tackle the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

      Developing Countries: Crops

      What steps her Department is taking to promote food security in developing countries by increasing crop yields.

      Yemen: Politics and Government

      What steps her Department is taking to tackle the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

      Developing Countries: Disability

      What steps she is taking to support people with disabilities in developing countries.

  • Department for Education

    • Grammar Schools: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the Government’s policy is on offering disadvantaged pupils free travel for up to fifteen miles to attend a grammar school.

    • Employment: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 22 December 2017 to Question 120167, what employment-related statistics for students with learning difficulties the...

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of (a) pay, (b) pensions and (c) contractual terms and conditions of teachers employed (i) directly...

      Teachers: Job Satisfaction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of teacher morale.

      Supply Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of profit of teacher supply agencies from (a) schools and (b) supply teachers in each of the last...

      Supply Teachers: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment of the effectiveness of Northern Ireland's national supply teacher service model; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2018 to Question 123349, by whom the £500 per day to be paid to school efficiency advisors is to be paid.

      Universities: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of proposals by some universities to adopt a GPA based grading system.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 127246 on schools: standards, he will list the (a) 26 schools that have remained unmatched to an academy sponsor for over a...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2018 to Question 127236 on schools: standards, how many of the 74 maintained schools issued with an inadequate...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the cost to the public purse has been of the Government's 30 hours free childcare scheme to date.

      Apprentices: Pay

      To ask Secretary of State for Education, what the average rate of hourly pay is for (a) women and (b) men in apprenticeships.

      Young People: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what percentage of former students in (a) Ashfield, (b) Nottinghamshire and (c) England were not in education, employment, or training 12 months after...

      Schools: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools and colleges in Ashfield constituency meet (a) any and (b) all of the eight Gatsby career advice benchmarks.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 7023 on Prisons: Education, whether as part of the work to introduce a core common curriculum...

    • Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on prison leavers' ability to obtain housing and employment of having a criminal record.

      Small Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what provisions are made available for covering the costs of raising a claim at a British court where the person raising the claim is a UK citizen...

      European Court Of Human Rights: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether there is provision for covering the costs of raising a claim at the European Court of Human Rights from the public purse for a person who is a...

      Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to criminalise up-skirting under the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Public Houses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2017 to Question 120655, on public houses, whether his Department plans to...

    • Social Rented Houinsg: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to support local authorities in building more social housing.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many homes have been granted planning permission but are still waiting to be built in each local authority area.

      Domestic Visits: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many visits Ministers of his Department have engaged in relating to the Northern Powerhouse in (a) Hull, (b)...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the accuracy of the Government's housebuilding statistics.

      Affordable Housing: North Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many affordable housing units have been completed in North Cornwall in each year since 2010.

      Right to Buy Scheme: Birmingham Northfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will list the housing associations within Birmingham Northfield constituency that are eligible for the regional...

      Owner Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what percentage of families with children own their own home in (a) Ashfield, (b) Nottinghamshire and (c) England.

      Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2018 to Question 122777, what evidence his Department plans to draw on to...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Welsh Language

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

    • Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many instances there have been of pilot-reported hypoxia symptoms in the (a) F35B Joint Strike Fighter, (b) Typhoon, (c) Tornado and (d) T-6 trainer...

      Ministry of Defence: Fairtrade Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of his Department's spend on day-to-day goods comprised fair trade products in each of the last eight years.

      Ministry of Defence: Zero Hours Contracts

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

      Ministry of Defence: Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what percentage of employees in his Department worked (a) in departmental accommodation, (b) from home and (c) at any other location in the...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that (a) personal independence payments and (b) employment support allowance assessments take...

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what processes there are in her Department to monitor how often correspondence or evidence submitted to it by claimants, their representatives...

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to publish her Department's review of the Youth Obligation.

      Personal Independence Payment: Coventry South

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

      Carillion: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has made of the consequences of the deficit in the Carillion pension scheme for pension holders; and if...

      Unemployment: Wolverhampton North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the change in the level of unemployment in Wolverhampton North East constituency in the last 12 months; and...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the process will be for upholding the High Court judgment on Personal Independence Payments.

  • Home Office

    • UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Border Office staff have been employed in each of the last five years; and what the (a) staffing cost and (b) total cost of the...

    • Home Office: Child Care Vouchers

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

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) immigration (b) refugee and (c) citizenship cases are waiting to be processed by her Department.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of (a) immigration, (b) refugee and (c) citizenship cases have taken more than (i) 6 months, (ii) 12 months and...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for leave to remain had been open for more than (a) six months, (b) 12 months and (c) 24 months on 21 February 2018.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the capacity of UK Visas and Immigration to resolve cases that relate to the European Convention on Human Rights.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to make provisions in the Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill to (a) provide for the use of tagging technologies to assist...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many visa applications fell for refusal under Paragraph 332(5) of the Immigration Rules in (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16 and (c) 2016-17.

      Immigration Controls: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has conducted an impact assessment of the Treaty between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Mental Health Services: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department is making in harnessing digital technologies to deliver mental health services.

    • Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that hospitals use new technologies to improve patient care.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to (a) improve the prevention of mental illness and (b) provide mental health support for children and young people.

      Colorectal Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for the publication of the decision on the preferred supplier for the faecal immunochemical test kit tender award...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph 5, of his Department's paper, Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision: a Green...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what mental health interventions will be provided by the Mental Health Support Teams proposed in Transforming children and young...

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has been made of the potential merits of removing cognitive behavioural therapy and graded exercise therapy as treatments...

      Pancreatic Cancer: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the priorities for research set out in NICE's Guidelines for Pancreatic Cancer in...

      Clinical Commissioning Groups: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he is taking steps to ensure a more equivalent level of clinical commissioning group core services per capita funding allocation;...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the process is by which the GP access allocation for clinical commissioning groups is determined.

      Colorectal Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that funding is appropriately allocated to test all people with bowel cancer for molecular...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many students have (a) applied to and (b) been accepted into nursing degree courses in Gloucester in each of the last five years.

      Sapropterin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department's policy is on the administration of Kuvan to women with Phenylketonuria throughout their pregnancy.

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential benefits of using blockchain for the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

      General Practitioners: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many medical practitioners have been refused a Tier 2 (General) Certificate of Sponsorship since November 2017 due to the annual cap...

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Government plans to publish its (a) action plan for carers and (b) national carers strategy.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce accident and emergency waiting times.

      WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on ratifying the World Health Organisation Protocol to Eliminate Illicit...

      Social Services: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the availability of work place training in the care sector; and whether such training is...

      Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help raise awareness among doctors so that Mast Cell Activation Syndrome is considered as an...

      Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his Department’s policy to prioritise the production of NHS guidelines on the diagnosis of Mast Cell Activation...

      Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which (a) adult and (b) paediatric NHS hospitals receive Mast Cell Activation Syndrome patients with a GP referral.

      Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether tests for mast cell activation markers, completed by the Protein Reference Unit Lab in Sheffield, are available on the NHS.

      Prescription Drugs: Additives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure access to compounded medications including antihistamines are free of (a) colourings and...

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the expansion of medical school places on the number of doctors entering general practice.

      Pancreatic Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the NHS has the capacity to offer people with suspected pancreatic cancer an...

      Patients: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidelines his Department has in place for medical staff dealing with hospital deaths where the deceased has requested to be...

      Spectacles: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will extend the NHS optical voucher scheme to cover the cost of tinted lenses for children with dyslexia.

      Hospitals: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what short-term steps his Department is taking to tackle the shortage of consultants.

      General Practitioners: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many medical practitioners have been refused a Tier 2 (General) Certificate of Sponsorship since November 2017 due to the annual cap...

      Colorectal Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether a decision has been reached on the sensitivity threshold for the faecal immunochemical test when it is introduced into the bowel...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Fairtrade Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of his Department's spend on day-to-day goods has comprised fair trade products in each of the last eight years.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, to which organisations his Department has outsourced functions since 2011.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what percentage of workers employed directly by his Department belonged to a trade union in each of the last five years for which data is...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Zero Hours Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) full-time staff, (b) part-time staff, (c) temporary staff and (d) any other staff were employed directly by his Department...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what percentage of employees in his Department worked (a) in departmental accommodation, (b) from home and (c) at any other...

      Life Expectancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2018 to Question 123454, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's...

      Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allowing the use of off-label medications in the treatment of Mast Cell Activation...

      Nurses: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2018 to Question 127707, what information his Department holds on the number of nurse vacancies and...

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2018 to Question 127703, what information his Department holds on the level of hospital car parking...

      Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for him to receive the report from the Safety of Certain Medicines and Medical Devices Review led by Baroness...

      Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to finalise the terms of reference for Baroness Cumberlege's Review into the Safety of Certain Medicines and Medical Devices.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of eating disorder (a) beds and (b) services were delivered by the private sector in each year since 2010.

  • HM Treasury

    • Textiles: Minimum Wage

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many HMRC minimum wage investigations were (a) opened and (b) closed in relation to an employer in the textiles sector in each of the last five years;...

    • Treasury: Welsh Language

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

      Treasury: Tableware

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of his Department's tableware is made in the UK.

      Taxation: Cryptocurrencies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential benefits of using blockchain for (a) the tax system and (b) the customs and excise system; and if...

      EU Countries

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will commission and publish a study on the effect on the other 27 EU countries of the withdrawal of all UK funding from March 2019 as a...

      Batteries: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government plans to remove VAT for batteries bought online for (a) wheelchairs, (b) mobility scooters and (c) other mobility aids; and if he...

      WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps are required before the Government will ratify the World Health Organisation Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products.

      Revenue and Customs: Tobacco

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what joint research work has been undertaken between HMRC and the tobacco industry in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) 2017.

      Treasury: Tobacco

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many times (a) Ministers and (b) officials of his Department met with representatives from the tobacco industry in (i) 2016 and (ii) 2017; and what the...

      Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what research his Department has undertaken on the potential effect of introducing track and trace technology on reducing the amount of lost excise duty on...

      Treasury: Publications

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2018 to Question 125741, on Economic Situation, what the average cost was of publishing other Treasury publications...

      Small Businesses: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of changes to IR35 regulations on small businesses.

      Cryptocurrencies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to issue guidance on the use of crypto-currencies to the general public.

      Unemployment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the increase in (a) unemployment overall and (b) the number of unemployed women recorded in the figures from...

      Employment: Females

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February to Question 127468 on employment: females, what the short and long-term factors associated with the overall economic...

      Cryptocurrencies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government plans to recognise digital currencies as (a) legal tender and (b) as a financial instrument.

  • Cabinet Office

    • One Public Estate Programme

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet, how many people are in the One Public Estate programme's Pool of Experts; from which parent teams in the Civil Service those people have come; and for each...

    • Land: Databases

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress his Department has made on creating a comprehensive geospatial data body to provide open land data.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Welsh Language

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

    • Customs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to paragraph four of Future customs arrangements: a future partnership paper, published by the Government on 15 August 2017,...

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Trade Policy of 22 February 2018, Official Report, column 308, what the...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Radio: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect his Department’s consultation on the deregulation of radio on the availability...

    • Charity Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions (a) the Permanent Secretary, (b) Ministers and (c) special advisers of his Department have had with the Prime...

      Mental Health: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the role of technology in helping people who are socially isolated.

      Youth Social Action Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to respond to the recommendations made by the Independent Review of Full-Time Social Action.

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what role his Department plans to play in the adoption of the updated Nutrient Profile Model due for issue during 2018.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what translation arrangements his Department has put in place to enable efficient and accurate handling of Welsh language...

      Museums and Galleries: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of public funding for museums in (a) the West Midlands and (b) Coventry.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliamentary Estate: Plastics

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2018 to Question 127548, on Parliamentary Estate:...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Access to Elected Office for Disabled People Fund

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February to Question 125982 with reference to the Equality and Human Rights Commission's recommendation that the...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the effect of the roll-out universal credit on (a) women and (b)...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Children: Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will establish a specific funding stream within the proposed UK Shared Prosperity Fund to focus on tackling child poverty and providing...

    • EU Grants and Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there will be a full and public consultation on the detail of the proposed UK Shared Prosperity Fund; and whether they will engage with young people...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government following the issuing of a section 114 notice by Northamptonshire County Council, what information they have about the likelihood of other councils issuing such...

      Local Government: Reorganisation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they use to consider the possible reorganisation of local government in England in two-tier areas to create unitary authorities covering the whole,...

      Town Twinning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to assess the impact of the UK leaving the EU on existing and possible future twinning arrangements between towns and villages.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Officers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by  Earl Howe on 1 February (HL4977), on what grounds any changes were made to the privileges accorded to previous Heads of...

    • Military Decorations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 30 November 2017 (HL3468), whether any Long Service and Good Conduct Medals for retired Heads of Service were...

      Type 26 Frigates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 1 February (HL5091), whether they have produced any estimates of the difference in cost per ship if long-lead...

      Kuwait: Armed Forces

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the possibility of deploying an enhanced UK military presence in Kuwait.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • EU Nationals: Emigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of nationals of other EU states who will leave the UK between now and the end of the Brexit transition period; and what are...

    • UK Relations with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice, if any, they have received on whether a Treaty between the UK and the EU, relating to relations after Brexit, will require a referendum in the...

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