Written answers

Thursday, 1 March 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Buses: Tyres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2017 to Question 117278 on buses: tyres, which organisations have been approached by his Department to commission...

    • Driving Instruction: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will extend Potential Driving Instructor licenses for people who were unable to take the Approved Driving Instructor part 3 test within the six...

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the effect of people paying to recover and store their stolen vehicles on the level of (a) individual insurance premiums...

      Department for Transport: Overtime

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

      M60: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the works on the westbound carriageway of the M60 will be concluded.

      M60: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the original anticipated date was for the conclusion of smart motorway construction work on the westbound carriageway of the M60.

      Sexual Harassment: Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the prevalence of the practice of up-skirting on public transport.

      Transport: Snow and Ice

      What steps his Department is taking to prepare transport infrastructure for severe winter weather.

      Railways: South West

      Whether his Department plans to respond to the Peninsula Rail Task Force report and set out a rail strategy for the South West.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will undertake a review of the cost of wood pellets used to fuel biomass boilers.

    • Paternity Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has any plans to extend paid paternity leave.

      Parental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 21 March 2017 to Question 68339, on Parental Leave: Males, what the timetable is for his...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on the average cost of transmission and other network charges per MWh in (a) the...

      Electricity Interconnectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps are being taken to assess the (a) short and (b) long-term effect on UK power generation of a growth in...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of UK energy supply the Government estimates will be comprised of interconnected capacity by (a) 2020,...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on average policy costs per MWh in (a) the UK, (b) France, (c) Ireland, (d)...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment his Department has made of the contribution to the economy of UK-based energy generation; and...

      Natural Gas: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans the Government has to support an increase in UK-based gas storage.

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much the UK has invested in research and development as a percentage of GDP in each year since 2010.

      Natural Gas: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to help reduce the likelihood of the UK experiencing future gas price spikes; and if he...

      Energy: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people are employed in the energy sector; and if he will make a statement.

      Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential role of bioplastics in replacing non-biodegradable plastics.

      Industrial Disputes: Ballots

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress has been made on e-balloting pilots as recommended by the 2017 Knight Review.

      Living Wage: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of people under the age of 25 who are in full time work and are not...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fairtrade Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of his Department's spend on day-to-day goods has comprised fair trade products in each of the last...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what organisations his Department has outsourced functions to since 2011.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what percentage of workers employed by his Department belonged to a trade union in each of the last five years for...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Zero Hours Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many (a) full-time staff, (b) part-time staff, (c) temporary staff and (d) any other staff were directly employed...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many and what percentage of employees in his Department worked (a) in departmental accommodation, (b) from home and...

      Tree Planting: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on ensuring that...

      Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people employed by (a) producers of kit cars and (b) the supply...

      Students: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what guidance his Department provides to postgraduate funding bodies which have no standard policy on paid sick leave...

      Ofgem: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2018 to Question 128990, on Warm Home Discount Scheme, if his Department will (a)...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Gaza: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2017 to Question 118941, on Gaza: Fisheries, what recent assessment he has made of the...

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Overtime

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

      Bahrain: Freedom of Expression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the level of freedom of speech in Bahrain following the sentencing of the human rights activist...

      Nabeel Rajab

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterparts in the Bahraini Government on the sentencing of the human rights activist...

      Sri Lanka: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Sri Lankan High Commissioner on the conduct of Sri Lanka’s Defence Attaché,...

      Sri Lanka: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with British Tamil organisations on the conduct of Sri Lanka’s Defence Attaché,...

      Sri Lanka: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the compatibility of the conduct of Sri Lanka’s Defence Attaché, Brigadier Priyanka...

      Sri Lanka: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will withdraw the diplomatic papers and immediately expel Sri Lanka’s Defence Attaché, Brigadier Priyanka...

      Sri Lanka: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on expelling Sri Lanka’s Defence...

      Iraq: Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much funding his Department has awarded to the International Commission on Missing Persons working in Iraq.

      Iraq: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance his Department is providing to ensure good governance and democracy in Iraq.

      Iran: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he made representations to the Deputy Foreign Minister for Iran when he visited the UK on British nationals imprisoned...

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

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

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that those responsible for civilian deaths in the Democratic Republic of Congo...

      EU Defence Policy: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2018 to Question 128168, on EU Defence Policy: British Nationals Abroad, if he will list...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many and what proportion of his Department’s cloud-hosting contracts have been awarded to (a) hyperscale cloud...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Overtime

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

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Fairtrade Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what proportion of his Department's spend on day-to-day goods has comprised fair trade products since it was established.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what organisations his Department has outsourced functions to since it was established.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what percentage of workers employed directly by his Department belonged to a trade union in each year since its formation.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Zero Hours Contracts

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

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Flexible Working

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

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the oral contribution of 22 February 2018, Official Report, column 310, made by the Secretary of State for...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to policy paper Draft Text For Discussion: Implementation Period, published by his Department on 21 February 218, what...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2018 to Question 129032, on Brexit, for what reason the answer did not confirm in what...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Rare Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department's policy paper, UK strategy for rare diseases: implementation plan for England, published on 29 January...

    • Orphan Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that NHS England and NICE revise their appraisal criteria for the NICE Highly Specialised Technologies as...

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the total sleep-in back pay liability for providers in (a) Oxford West and Abingdon constituency, (b) Oxford...

      Prescription Drugs: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many children under the ages of 18 and 13 respectively have been prescribed (a) antidepressants, (b) benzodiazepines and (c) z drugs...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether prescriptions for antidepressants, benzodiazepines and z drugs are recorded in (a) prisons, (b) care homes for the elderly (c)...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data is held by the NHS Business Services Authority on the prescribing of (a) antidepressants, (b) benzodiazepines and (c) z drugs.

      Postnatal Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the provision of postnatal check-ups by GP practices.

      National Food Crime Unit: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many prosecutions have been secured as a result of intelligence gathered by the National Food Crime Unit since its establishment;...

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how his Department has calculated the figures for the financial liability for sleep-in overnight care in the social care sector.

      Midwives: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many midwives were in formal training in England in each of the last three financial years.

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many midwifery graduates there were in England in each of the last three years.

      Midwives: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many midwives left employment in the NHS in England on account of reaching retirement age in each of the last three years.

      Royal Liverpool University Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for a new contract to be agreed for the completion of the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital; and if he will...

      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 Warwick and Leamington constituency.

      Cancer: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many diagnoses of cancer in men were attributable to HPV in the last five years.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of potential effectiveness of a HPV vaccination programme for men.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the childhood obesity rate is in Cornwall.

      NHS: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the value of new loans made by his Department to NHS bodies was in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.

      Defibrillators: Public Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing regulations requiring all public buildings to have access to a...

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to improve the survival rates of out of hospital cardiac arrests; and what role automatic external...

      Midwives: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many midwives left NHS employment because they had reached retirement age in each year since 2011-12.

      Midwives: Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the age profile is of midwives at the (a) most recent date for which figures are available and (b) the equivalent date in each year...

      Maternity Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) support workers and (b) people on Agenda for Change pay bands 1 to 4 were working in maternity services in each of the last...

      Surgery: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many operations were (a) cancelled and (b) postponed for patients with (i) cancer, (ii) heart disease (iii) other surgeries...

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department provides to NHS staff on filing medical care cost claims under the EHIC system.

      Neuroblastoma: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, If he will make it his policy to bring forward proposals to improve the care for children suffering from neuroblastoma.

      Slaughterhouses: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, at how many sites has the Food Standards Agency detained meat since 1 January 2018.

      Slaughterhouses: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what quantity of meat has been detained by the Food Standards Agency since 1 January 2018.

      Russell Hume: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many cold stores the Food Standards Agency has inspected in connection with its inquiries into issues arising from its recent...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of mental health services for children and young people in the North East.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of A&E services provided in the North East.

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to assist families in implementing advance care plans for relatives receiving end-of-life care.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the childhood obesity rate is in Coventry.

      Hospital Wards: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for how many days of winter 2017-18 NHS Improvement suspended penalties for mixed sex accommodation breaches; how many breaches took...

      Pressure Sores

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the (a) number and (b) rate was of hospital acquired pressure ulcers in the NHS in each of the last eight years; and if he will...

      Autism: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to ensure the collection of data to record the waiting times for autism diagnoses in England in version 3 of the...

      Food: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many food standards samples were submitted to each local authority's appointed public analyst in each of the last five years; how...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospital admissions there have been for patients with a primary diagnosis of obesity in each of the last three years; and if he...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospital bed days were used by patients with obesity-related conditions in each of the last three years; and if he will publish...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care how many alcohol attributable hospital admissions there have been in each of the last three years; and if he will publish that information...

  • Department for International Development

  • Department for Education

    • Video Games: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of students studying for a degree in video games.

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 123752 on Childcare: Costs, what plans his Department has to carry out an up-to-date review of...

      Children: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the reasons are for the time taken by Ofsted to give approval for the new Tregosse residential care home.

      Children: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the efficacy of Ofsted's registration process for new residential care centres for children with severe and...

      Post-18 Education and Funding Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's review of post-18 education and funding, published on 19 February 2018, whether the requirement that the review...

      Post-18 Education and Funding Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the review of post-18 education and funding, published on 19 February 2018, whether the requirement that recommendations be...

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of different levels of tuition fees by subject on university finances; and if he will make a statement.

      Post-18 Education and Funding Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department's review of post-18 education and funding will consider a reduction in the interest rates charged on student debt for students...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children entered a grace period for 30 hours of free childcare; and what the average length was of grace periods during the September 2017 term.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether local authorities are permitted to change the funding rate paid to childcare providers for 30 hours of free childcare during a school year.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent correspondence his Department has had with Ofsted on its decision to remove the requirement on childcare providers to complete...

      Apprentices: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprenticeship places are available in (a) Coventry South constituency, (b) Coventry and (c) the West Midlands.

      Schools: Voyeurism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to prevent the practice of up-skirting in schools.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the total amount of money provided through the Student Loans Company to meet the cost of tuition fees for the Postgraduate Certificate in...

      T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what funding his Department plans to make available to promote and market T Levels before their introduction.

      T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress has been made on developing the transition year for T Levels.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of progress towards the Government’s target of 3 million apprenticeship starts by 2020.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of the apprenticeship levy on apprenticeship starts at levels 2 and 3 since the release of the November...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what savings his Department planned to make through the contract with Carillion compared with the projected cost of continuing to provide maintenance...

    • Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the liquidation of Carillion, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of providing prison maintenance in each of the next...

      Prisons: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the liquidation of Carillion, how much his Department is spending on prison maintenance.

      Gov Facility Services: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has plans to recruit staff to work for Gov Facility Services Limited in addition to the staff that were transferred to that...

      Ministry of Justice: Interserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times representatives of his Department have met with Interserve to discuss that company's performance in contracts with his Department since...

      Ministry of Justice: Interserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much money his Department has paid to Interserve since September 2017.

      Ministry of Justice: Interserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has signed any new contracts with Interserve since September 2017.

      Ministry of Justice: Interserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has agreed any extensions to existing contracts with Interserve since September 2017.

      Ministry of Justice: Interserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times has his Department assessed the financial viability of Interserve since the profit warning issued by Interserve on 14 September 2017.

      Ministry of Justice: Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has made contingency plans for the possibility that Capita becomes unable to perform its duties under the contracts it has with...

      Ministry of Justice: Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish all contracts held by Capita to deliver services to his Department, its agencies and arms-length bodies, including their (a)...

      Amey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of the repair rate reported by Amey for work completed at prisons where that company has a contract for...

      Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to consult Scottish organisations on the Scottish Legal Aid system as part of the post-implementation review of the Legal Aid,...

      Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2018 to Question 125361 on Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, if his Department will...

      Prisons: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the availability of feminine hygiene products to women in prison.

      Young Offenders: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average distance is between where a child in custody is located and where they were living before custody.

      Ministry of Justice: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many of his Department's employees who work directly with prisoners (a) have and (b) have not received suicide and self-harm prevention training.

      Young Offenders: Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of people who enter young offender institutions with drug and alcohol problems.

      Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much money was ordered to be confiscated under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in each year since its enactment; and what proportion was collected in...

      Disability Living Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have won an appeal against the withdrawal of their disability living allowance at a tribunal in the latest period for which figures are...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department is taking steps to introduce (a) paired proximity GPS, (b) alcohol abstinence monitoring equipment and (c) other new tagging...

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to reform the personal injury discount rate.

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent representations he has received on the effect of the personal injury discount rate on the affordability of motor insurance.

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2018 to Question 125576 and the Answer of 9 February 2018 to Question 126482, on prisons: repairs and maintenance,...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what post-legislative scrutiny his Department has carried out on the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 as it relates to legal...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Recruitment

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

    • Rented Housing: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the average cost of renting a property for people under the age of 25 in the latest...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Fair Trade Initiative

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

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, to which organisations his Department has outsourced functions since 2011.

      Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the effect on the financial resilience of people living in supported housing was considered in drawing up...

      Food: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many public analysts were employed by his Department in each of the last five years.

      Local Government: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will place in the library a copy of all the representations he has received from local authorities in Dorset on...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Cyprus and Gibraltar: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure the protection of its port facilities in (a) Gibraltar and (b) Cyprus.

    • Ministry of Defence: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2018 to Question 121593, what assessment his Department has made of the proportion of time that Ministry of Defence...

      Ukraine: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel have been deployed on Operation Orbital in each year since that operation began.

      Eastern Europe: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel have been deployed on Operation Cabrit since it began.

      Eastern Europe: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether personnel deployed on Operation Cabrit receive the (a) Longer Separation Allowance and (b) Local Overseas Allowance.

      Eastern Europe: Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to award a medal for personnel serving as part of NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Attendance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of replacing the six-month qualifying period for attendance allowance with a...

    • Social Security Benefits: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what level of training is offered to decision-makers in his Department on better understanding the mental health situation of claimants.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her Department’s response to Freedom of Information request 378/2016, for what reasons transitional arrangements No....

      Department for Work and Pensions: Fairtrade Initiative

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

      Department for Work and Pensions: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, to which organisations her Department has outsourced functions since 2011.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Trade Unions

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

      Department for Work and Pensions: Zero Hours Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, 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 Work and Pensions: Flexible Working

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

      State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the number of UK pensioners who live overseas who will return to live in the UK due to the lack of uprating to...

      Social Security Benefits: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2018 to Question 126941, on Social Security Benefits: Correspondence, if the Government will take steps...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many women in (a) Dwyfor Meirionnydd, (b) Wales and (c) the UK will not receive the new state pension as a result of failing to meet the...

      Fuel Poverty: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of trends in the level of fuel poverty in (a) Wolverhampton local authority area and (b) Wolverhampton...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has made an assessment of the effectiveness of the childcare payment support element of Universal Credit on the ability...

      Universal Credit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect on the household finances of low-income families in Scotland of the roll-out of universal credit.

      Mortgages: Wakefield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households in Wakefield constituency his Department has written to regarding the change in Support for Mortgage Interest from a...

      Mortgages: Scotland

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

      Revenue and Customs: Dudley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason the proposed transfer of staff employed by HMRC at its Waterfront offices in Dudley to the Department for Work and Pensions...

      Private Rented Housing: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many landlords received housing benefit payments in (a) 2011, (b) 2012, (c) 2013, (d) 2014, (e) 2015, (f) 2016 and (g) 2017.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has in place to ensure that (a) people are informed when their personal independence payment assessment meeting is...

      State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the timeliness of state pension payments to UK nationals living abroad whose payments have been outsourced to...

      State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has outsourced the payment of state pensions for UK nationals who live abroad to a bank based in the United States.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what date her Department estimates that the processing of SMI replacement loans claims by Serco will be completed.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of Serco’s rate of processing SMI replacement loan applications in the last 12 months.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Public Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has made of public attitudes towards the (a) disabled, (b) unemployed and (c) elderly.

      Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the total number of job vacancies per income decile in each of the last five years in (a) Wales and (b) the rest...

      New Enterprise Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of self-employment claimants who will start receiving the new enterprise allowance each...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance her Department has issued on conducting PIP assessments of people with degenerative diseases.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2018 to Question 128116, on State Retirement Pensions: Females, what steps her Department plans to take...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2018 to Question 128116, on State Retirement Pensions: Females, how many complaints have been dismissed...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints received by the Independent Complaint Examiner on the equalisation of the state pension age since 2 October 2017; and how...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the average number of complaints reported to the Independent Case Examiner on the equalisation of the state pension age per month since 2...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what resources are available to the Independent Case Examiner for investigating complaints on the equalisation of the state pension age in...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Microplastics: Marine Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to include steps on microplastic fibres pollution as part of its work on reducing the effect...

    • Agriculture: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many workers from (a) non-UK EU countries and (b) other countries were employed in the (i) Welsh and (ii) the British...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fairtrade Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, 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 for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Zero Hours Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) full-time staff, (b) part-time staff, (c) temporary staff and (d) any other staff on zero hour contracts were...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of workers employed directly by his Department belonged to a trade union in each of the last five years for...

      Circuses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the steps the Government is taking to improve the welfare of animals in circuses.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of adopting World Health Organisation-recommended...

      Food: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many public analysts were employed by his Department in each of the last five years.

      Circuses: Wild Animals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many wild animals of each species are licensed for use in travelling circuses in (a) England and (b) the rest of the UK.

  • Home Office

    • Wild Mammals (Protection) Act 1996

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) arrests and (b) convictions were made relating to offences committed under the Wild Mammals Protection Act 1996 in the last two...

    • Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Section 59 warnings were issued in each area in England each year from 2014 to the last year for which data is available.

      Hare Coursing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many dogs and vehicles relating to hare coursing were confiscated in each police area in England in each year from 2014 to the last year...

      Fire Stations: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many operational fire stations there have been in the West Midlands in each year since 2010.

      Fire and Rescue Services: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many firefighters per 100,000 residents there were in the West Midlands in each year since 2010.

      West Midlands Fire Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with the West Midlands Fire Authority on funding for the West Midlands Fire Service.

      Police Stations: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many operational police stations there were in the West Midlands in each year since 2010.

      Fire and Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has of trends in the comparative number of (a) incidents attended by fire services and (b) fire-fighters in (i)...

      Home Office: Fair Trade Initiative

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

      Home Office: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, to which organisations her Department has outsourced functions since 2011.

      Home Office: Trade Unions

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

      Home Office: Zero Hours Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, 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...

      Hillsborough Families' Experiences Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to implement the recommendations set out in the report, The patronising disposition of unaccountable power, by Right Rev...

      Health Professions: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made whether all medical professionals should be included on the shortage occupation list; and if he will...

      Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) occupations and (b) salaries bands were of foreign workers granted exceptional consideration for certificates of sponsorship...

      Police: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with police forces on the cost of policing football matches.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the HMIC report on Police Effectiveness 2016, whether she plans to issue further guidance on the use of the investigation...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2018 to Question 125391, whether she plans to publish the number of children transferred from the...

      Doctors: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 124948, on Doctors: Migrant Workers, how many representations on doctors from overseas...

      Immigrants: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17 January 2018 to Question 110181, on Immigrants: Employment, how many people have been found not to have a right...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the implications are for the Government's drugs policy of the decision to grant new licences to pharmaceutical companies to grow and...

      Home Office: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of her Department’s cloud-hosting contracts have been awarded to (a) hyperscale cloud providers and (b)...

      Crimes of Violence: Acids

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to implement her commitment in October 2017 to ban the carrying of acid in public...

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate (a) the National Police Chiefs Council and (b) the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners have made of (i) cost...

  • Scotland Office

    • Agriculture: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with NFU Scotland on the employment of EU agricultural workers after the UK leaves the EU.

    • Scotland Office: Fairtrade Initiative

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

      Scotland Office: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list the organisations that his Department has outsourced functions to since 2011.

      Scotland Office: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, 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 available.

      Scotland Office: Zero Hours Contracts

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

      Scotland Office: Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many and what proportion of staff in his Department worked in (a) departmental accommodation, (b) from home and (c) in any other location in each...

      Sexual Offences: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions his Department has had with (a) the Scottish Government on the effectiveness of the provisions relating to up-skirting in the Sexual...

      Local Growth Deals: Ayrshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many meetings he has had with whom and on what dates on the Ayrshire Growth Deal.

      Local Growth Deals: Scottish Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many meetings he has had with whom and on what dates on the Borderland Growth Deal.

  • HM Treasury

    • Personal Income: Crawley

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if will make an assessment of the effect of recent increases in the National Living Wage and the personal allowance on the personal incomes of residents of...

    • British Airways: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many audits have been carried out by HMRC on British Airways in relation to its pilots' time away from base allowance in the last five years.

      Water Companies: Tax Havens

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has been made of the amount of dividends paid by water companies to overseas tax havens in each of the last five years.

      LINK Interchange Network: Disadvantaged

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with (a) LINK and (b) the Payment Systems Regulator on guarantees for protections proposed in LINK’s Financial...

      Cash Dispensing: Fees and Charges

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the (a) long-term and (b) short-term effect of LINK’s proposals to reduce the interchange fee on the...

      Revenue and Customs: Dudley

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will meet the hon. Member for Dudley North and representatives of HMRC staff based at the Waterfront in Dudley to discuss the future of their office.

      Tax Havens

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merit of the introduction of favourable financial grants to rebuild and diversify the economies of tax havens...

      Tax Havens: Withholding Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits for tackling offshore tax avoidance and evasion of the imposition of a withholding tax on all interest...

      Charitable Donations: Stamp Duty Land Tax

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

      Rents: VAT Exemptions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people were exempt from value added tax on rent on domestic dwellings in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18.

      Postal Services: VAT Exemptions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people received an exemption from value added tax on postal services in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18.

      Brexit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department expects that the UK will be classed as a third country after the UK leaves the EU; and whether people travelling from the EU to the...

      Cryptocurrencies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the regulation of cryptocurrency markets.

      Alcoholic Drinks and Tobacco: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the tax gap was on (a) beer, (b) wine, (c) spirits and (d) tobacco in the financial tax years (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15, (iii) 2015-16 and (iv)...

      Royal Bank of Scotland: Small Businesses

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government plans to respond to the findings of the Financial Conduct Authority report on RBS treatment of small businesses recently published by...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many parents have opened and then closed a tax-free childcare account since that policy was introduced.

      Revenue and Customs: Dudley

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the transfer of staff employed by HMRC at its Waterfront offices in Dudley...

      Child Care Vouchers

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2018 to Question 126730 and the oral evidence of the Chief Secretary to the Treasury to the Treasury Committee on...

      Burial and Cremation: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people received an exemption from VAT on burial and cremation in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18.

      Listed Buildings: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a VAT exception for goods and services required for the (a) repair, (b)...

      Small Businesses: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many small traders received an exemption from value added tax below the turnover limit for VAT registration in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18.

      NHS Trusts: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which NHS trusts have made representations to his Department to seek advice on varying their VAT payments either directly or through the transference of...

      Public Sector: Redundancy Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the merits of implementing a cap on public sector exit payments.

      Treasury: Internet

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of his Department’s cloud-hosting contracts have been awarded to (a) hyperscale cloud providers and (b) UK SMEs; and what...

      Tax Avoidance: International Cooperation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many countries the UK has made arrangements with to provide automatic offshore account and trust data since 2016.

      Black Economy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of workers employed in the UK shadow economy.

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish further details on the setting up of a UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

      Public Sector: Redundancy Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to launch the consultation on a maximum limit of £95,000 on public sector exit payments.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the responsibilities of the Minister for the Constitution, what the term government communications refers to.

    • General Elections: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether this office's General Election Guidance has been reviewed the light of the High Court’s ruling of 27 April 2017 regarding purdah periods;...

      Employment: North West

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the number of insecure jobs in (a) the North West and (b) Liverpool Walton constituency.

      Public Bodies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to page 31 of his Department's document, Public Bodies 2017, published in November 2017, for what reason his Department does not...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, reference to the written statement HCWS464, on 8 February 2018 on the Infected Blood Inquiry, whether the Chair of the inquiry will operate with the...

      Life Expectancy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to publish his Department's next set of data on life expectancy.

      Debts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the level of household debt for households in each income distribution in each of the last 10 years.

      Occupations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the proportion of people in (a) Ashfield constituency, (b) Nottinghamshire and (c) England are in (i) managerial and (ii)...

      Carillion: Insolvency

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much of the funding from his Department to underwrite the costs of Carillion’s receiver has been spent to date; and what costs have been...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the effect on value for the taxpayer of a small number of large companies dominating the market for tendered government...

      Government Departments: Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to encourage UK SMEs and other UK suppliers to win cloud-hosting contracts.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the First Secretary of State, what the target time is for the Government to make payments to small and medium-sized enterprises; and (a) how many and (b) what percentage of payments by the...

      Politics and Government

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to engage people on low incomes with politics.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Domestic Visits: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many times he has visited Northern Ireland since his appointment as Secretary of State for International Trade; and if he will set out...

    • Domestic Visits: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many times he has visited (a) St Helens, (b) Merseyside, and (c) the North West since his appointment as Secretary of State for...

      Department for International Trade: Overtime

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

      Trade: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment his Department has made of recent trends in UK Trade Statistics; and if he will make a statement.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to retain existing trade agreements with non-EU countries after the UK leaves the EU.

      Department for International Trade: Zero Hours Contracts

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

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to his oral contribution of 22 February 2018, Official Report, column 305, what the evidential basis is for his statement...

      Trade Remedies Authority: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 16 February 2018 to Question 126972, on Trade Remedies Authority: Public Appointments, for what reason the...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Hate Crime: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has held with stakeholders on establishing a commissioner to (a) tackle and (b) provide guidance on...

    • Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans the Government has to invest in sporting infrastructure to increase physical activity levels in the UK.

      Parking: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department takes to ensure that private car park operators are compliant with data protection regulations; and...

      Mobile Phones: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to improve geographic mobile phone coverage in rural areas in Scotland.

      Arts Council England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many candidates deemed appointable by the most recent appointment panel for the National Council of Arts Council England...

      Lotteries: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2018 to Question 126140, on Lotteries: Regulation, what the nature of the advice...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Recruitment

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

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what percentage of workers employed directly by her Department belonged to a trade union in each of the last five years for which data is available.

    • Northern Ireland Office: Flexible Working

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

      Northern Ireland Office: Recruitment

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

      Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions the Government has had with the Irish Government on preventing a hard border in Northern Ireland.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • GKN: Melrose

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to block in the national interest the hostile takeover bid by Melrose for GKN.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Roads: City of Westminster

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether, following several recent closures of Abingdon Street to through-traffic for vehicles, he has any plans to initiate discussions with the Mayor...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Russia: Military Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many approaches to UK airspace by Russian military aircraft were detected during (1) 2016, and (2) 2017.

    • Capita

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to conduct an urgent review into the competence of Capita for undertaking army recruitment.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Occupational Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to encourage employers to continue contributing to an individual’s automatic enrolment pension fund during maternity leave and carer's leave.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the declaration that “no deal is better than a bad deal” made in the Prime Minister’s Lancaster House speech in January 2016 continues to...

    • UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential consequences should the EU reject the managed divergence approach to trade.

      Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Michel Barnier’s comments on the possibility of there being no Brexit transition period for the UK.

      European Union: English Language

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to seek to ensure that, after Brexit, English will be retained as an official language of the EU.

      European Court of Justice

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of which cases currently before the European Court of Justice on which they expect to receive adjudication before 29 March 2021.

      European Court of Justice

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will clarify the circumstances in which the UK will respect the remit of the European Court of Justice post-Brexit, as referred to in the Prime...

      EU Action: Parliamentary Scrutiny

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, for each government department, from July to December 2017, on how many occasions the Scrutiny Reserve Resolution was overridden in (1) the House of Lords, and...

      Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the duration of the transition deal they seek to have with the EU; and what assessment they have made of the economic impact on the UK of a longer...

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