Written answers

Monday, 5 March 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will (a) make it his policy to abolish the historic Network South East rail boundaries and (b) introduce a new structure for ticketing to and...

    • Abellio Greater Anglia: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for the Delay Repay compensation scheme to be extended to commuters affected by delays of 15 minutes on Abellio Greater Anglia...

      Network Rail: Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much in financial penalties and claw backs has been incurred by Network Rail for performance-related matters and paid to each train operator in...

      Public Transport: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the equity of the level of funding for public transport throughout the UK.

      Public Transport: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of whether there is a need to increase funding for public transport in the North East.

      Shipping: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the findings from his Department’s Seafarer Statistics User Engagement Exercise which ran from 1 September to 30 October 2016.

      Offshore Industry: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to attract vessels required for decommissioning projects in the domestic offshore oil and gas industry to the UK Ship Register.

      M60: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has been made of the efficacy of the working practices relating to the smart motorway construction work on the westbound carriageway...

      Community Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to encourage community transport (a) providers and (b) users to respond to his Department’s consultation on the use of...

      Bridges: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to ban tolls on river crossings.

      Tyne and Wear Metro: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent progress he has made on the procurement, delivery and rollout of the new fleet of trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro.

      A19: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the number of collisions on the A19 road in the North East.

      Great Western Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, the number of technical incidents registered on bimodal trains on the Great Western Mainline since their inception.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what revenue has been raised by the Dart Charge in each year since 2015.

      Manchester-Sheffield Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has allocated funding for Network Rail's Hope Valley Capacity Order.

      Manchester-Sheffield Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for train operating companies to operate increased services on Network Rail's Hope Valley Capacity Order.

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment the Government has made of the implications for its policies on the East Coast mainline of the findings of a Populus poll in 2017 that...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Transport of 27 February 2018, Official Report, column 793, what estimate his...

      Bus Services: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of local bus services in (a) Coventry South constituency, (b) Coventry and the (c) the West Midlands since...

      Roads: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of the (a) A12 widening scheme and (b) the dualling and upgrading the A120 between Braintree and...

      Cycling and Walking: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to update national design guidance on cycling and walking infrastructure.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Energy: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the amount of money invested by energy companies in infrastructure in the UK in the last...

    • Cryptocurrencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding has been allocated to research opportunities for digital currency technology and its potential...

      Geothermal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of using geothermal mine water to contribute to the...

      Land Registry: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many (a) mortgages, (b) leaseholds and (c) properties overall are registered with the Land Registry in (i) London...

      Land Registry: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the amount charged by the Land Registry in fees for each of the (a) statutory and (b) non-statutory...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, to publish the latest estimates made by HM Revenue and Customs on the (a) number and (b) proportion of workers in (i)...

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the consultation Property ownership and public contracting by overseas companies: improving...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Business Interests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which members of his Department's board are responsible for ensuring the proper application of the business appointment...

      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...

      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 transposition into UK law of Article 7 of the Trade Secrets...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to make it easier for private companies to install charging infrastructure for Electric...

      Green Deal Scheme: Glasgow North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many homes in Glasgow North East constituency have had works carried out under the Green Deal scheme.

      Reprography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will he make an assessment of the potential contribution of 3D printing to UK GDP by 2020.

      Fuel Poverty: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment she has made of trends in the level of fuel poverty in (a) Coventry and (b) the West Midlands.

      Defence: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans the Government has to seek a Defence Sector Deal.

      BAE Systems: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions officials of his Department have had with BAE Systems on that company's ongoing redundancy...

      Job Creation: St Helens South and Whiston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support job creation schemes in St Helens South and Whiston constituency; and how much...

      Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the British intellectual property...

      Radioactive Materials: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, by what year the Office for Nuclear Regulation is planning to deliver a Euratom-equivalent UK State System for...

      Office for Nuclear Regulation: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many candidates have (a) applied, (b) been successful and (c) been rejected for positions in the new nuclear...

      Radioactive Materials: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the value is of the spending commitments that the Office for Nuclear Regulation has been authorised to make as...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Raymond Koh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he will make representations to his Malaysian counterparts on the kidnapping of Pastor Raymond Koh in that country.

    • Turkey: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Oral Answer of the Minister of State for Europe and the Americas to the right hon. Member for Enfield North on...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2018 to Question 128740, on Syria: Armed Conflict, when the Government last raised the...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the volume of UK citizens’ data held by companies (a) supplying cloud services to his...

      Diplomatic Service: United Nations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, who is acting as UK Ambassador to the UN prior to Karen Pierce taking up that post.

      Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last visited the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Turkish counterpart on the implementation of a ceasefire in the Afrin region as a...

      Golan Heights: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications of Israel’s plans to hold local elections in the Golan Heights; and if he...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to the Government of Turkey on military operations against the Democratic Federation of...

      Syria: Kurds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 17 January 2018 to Question HL4467 on Syria: Kurds, whether the Government plans to provide (a)...

      Estonia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last met his counterpart in Estonia and what issues were discussed at that meeting.

      Latvia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last met his counterpart in Latvia and what issues were discussed at that meeting.

      India: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Indian counterpart on the treatment of Christians in India.

      Kenya and Somalia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to help stop the supply of arms to al-Shaabab in Somalia and Kenya.

      Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether chlorine gas is prohibited as a weapon under the 1993 Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production,...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of the coding of diagnoses of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome on NHS systems.

    • Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will establish a multi-disciplinary centre of excellence with leadership from a senior clinician to focus on Mast Cell...

      Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will include Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) in the 100K genome project and establish links to the MCAS Research...

      Prisoners: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) availability, (b) quality and (c) effectiveness of HIV testing and treatment in prisons.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) quality, (b) availability and (c) effectiveness of drug treatment services in prisons.

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the total sleep-in back pay liability which will accrue to providers in the Belfast South...

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to implement a blockchain enabled patient record system, similar to standard practice in Estonia.

      Colorectal Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the new faecal immunochemical test will be introduced in April 2018 as planned.

      Chiropody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure greater uptake of the recommendation in NICE Clinical Guidance 19 that podiatrists with specialist...

      Arthritis: Chiropody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that provision is made available for patients with rheumatoid arthritis to receive an annual assessment...

      Chiropody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure Clinical Commissioning Groups commission foot protection services in accordance with NICE recommendations.

      Respiratory System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to update indicator 3.01 in the Public Health Outcomes Framework to include morbidity as well as mortality linked to...

      Chiropody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to mandate data collection on the commissioning of the podiatry workforce and services in...

      Chiropody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will begin collecting data on the cost-effectiveness of podiatric interventions.

      Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the availability of ECMO beds this winter.

      Autism: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans there are for the NHS to make available a blood and urine test for autism.

      Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that the devolved administrations are able to share information on cases where (a) suicide, (b) self harm...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many social care deferred payments were agreed by local authorities in (a) 2016-17 and (b) 2017-18.

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, where people have experienced delays between assessment for NHS continuing healthcare and receiving a package of care (a) what was the...

      Eating Disorders: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of referrals to community eating disorders services for children and young people...

      Eating Disorders: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that information on the number of children and young people accessing specialist treatment for an...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Internet

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

      Innovative Medicines and Medical Technology Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the first treatments and technologies chosen for the Accelerated Access Pathway will be available for the NHS to use.

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the average time taken to progress applicants for NHS Continuing Healthcare to (a) checklist stage...

      NHS: Private Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish his Department's contractual guidance on the (a) access and (b) use of big data collected by private companies...

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have committed suicide who had (a) visited their GP, (b) visited a general...

      General Practitioners: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has issued to general practitioners on charging to provide medical evidence to support benefit claims.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the estimated cost is of the Royal Free and North London Breast Screening Service for 2018-19.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much interest has been paid by NHS trusts and Foundation Trusts on bailout loans from his Department in (a) this year and (b) each of...

      Midwives: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the attrition rate was for students on midwifery courses in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, in how many medical negligence claims against the NHS which were settled in 2016-2017 legal proceedings were issued; and in how many such...

      Mentally Ill: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support people with mental health difficulties who experience financial difficulties.

      Ambulance Services: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the efficiency of ambulance services in the West Midlands.

      Prisons: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2018 to Question 127288 on prisons: health services, in what format information on the funding of...

      Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients by type of operation are currently on a waiting list for an operation at Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS...

      Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for the NICE appraisal of Spinraza for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy.

      Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress NHS England and Biogenon have made in discussions on a managed access agreement for the use of Spinraza for the treatment...

      Halton Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to make a decision on the allocation of funding for the proposed Health and Wellbeing campus at the Halton hospital site.

      Phil Morely

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 24 February 2017 to Question 63667 and the Answer of 22 February 2018 to Question, on what date NHS...

      Clinical Commissioning Groups: Halton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timescale is for appointing a new chief officer to Halton Clinical Commissioning Group.

      Supported Housing: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether Care Quality Commission inspections of supported housing assess the extent to which providers (a) engage with wider communities...

      Supported Housing: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many inspections of supported housing providers have been carried out by the Care Quality Commission in each year since 2009-10, and...

      Supported Housing: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many supported housing providers are registered with the Care Quality Commission; and how many of those providers have received an...

      NHS: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of sexual assaults on NHS emergency workers in each of the last five years.

      Mental Health Services: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken since the broadcast of the C4 Dispatches investigation on 19 February 2018 to investigate whether any...

      Mental Health Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money his Department paid to the Priory Group for mental health services in each of the last seven years; and if he will make a...

      Mental Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has take to ensure that staff in acute situations with patients living with severe mental illness have (a)...

  • Attorney General

    • Sexual Offences: Females

      To ask the Attorney General, how many women have been charged with assault by penetration since 2012 up to the most recent year for which data is available.

  • Department for International Development

    • Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what humanitarian aid her Department is providing in the Eastern Ghouta region of Syria.

    • Gaza: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance the Government is providing to Gaza in response to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian...

      Charities: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many meetings (a) she and (b) officials of the Department have held with charities to discuss the sexual exploitation of women in...

      Yemen: Cholera

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which projects her Department funds in Yemen to tackle cholera in that country.

      Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of UK aid to Yemen passes through the port of Hodeidah.

      Jordan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support she is providing to the Government of Jordan to assist with accommodating Iraqi refugees.

      Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions her Department has had with Aid to the Church in Need on deliveries of food and aid to Christian and other...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support the implementation of the Saint Sylvestre agreement in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

      Department for International Development: Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the Department requires agencies delivering its programmes to ensure their staff have access to counselling for (a) post...

      Department for International Development: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to widen participation in her Department's volunteer programmes, particularly by people from low income...

      Palestinians: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance is being made available to Palestinian refugees affected by the conflict in Syria.

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will take steps to ensure the provision of trained counsellors in all schools and colleges that do not offer a trained counsellor through...

    • Supply Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the (a) adequacy and (b) extent of the provision of safeguarding training provided by supply teacher agencies in the UK.

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference his Department's publication, Revised GCSE and equivalent results in England 2016 to 2017: statistical release SFR01/2018, published on...

      Apprentices: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprenticeship places are available in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency, (b) Bexley Borough and (c) London.

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the number of apprentices employed by Carillion who are yet to find alternative apprenticeship provision.

      Schools: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's report of December 2017, Careers strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents, if he will...

      Care Homes: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children's residential care staff in England are not social work qualified; and what plans he has for Social Work England to register...

      Secure Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2018 to Question 125962, what the most up-to-date information is which his Department holds on (a) the number of...

      Secure Accommodation: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children looked after by local authorities in England have been detained in secure accommodation in Scotland in each of the last 24 months.

      Schools: Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the extent of counselling services provided in schools in (a) England and (b) Gloucestershire; and if he will...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2018 to Question 128396, on Schools: Admissions, for what reason the Department exceeded the 12-week guideline...

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2017 to Question 118701, on children’s centres, what role he plans for children’s centres to have in...

      What Works Network: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what monitoring arrangements there are for the contracts given to (a) the NESTA consortium and (b) Cardiff University in relation to the What Works Centre.

      Pre-school Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason observational assessment is not part of the assessment criteria for the incoming early years baseline assessment.

      Special Educational Needs: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for how long the e-forum for SENCOs was unavailable; and what steps he is taking to ensure that that e-forum remains fully operational after its...

      Pre-school Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether (a) he, (b) his predecessor, (c) current or former Ministers of his Department and (d) officials of his Department held meetings with...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to introduce a tapered income for entitlement to free school meals under universal credit in order to incentivise being...

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of safeguarding checks that are in place for home schooled children.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2018 to Question 128612, whether the proposed Sharia-compliant alternative student finance product will be...

      Higher Education: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of school leavers have participated in higher education in (a) the West Midlands and (b) Coventry in each year since 2010.

      Free Schools: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department next plans to publish information on the capital costs of individual free schools.

      Route 39 Academy Bideford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the cost to the public purse was of the capital funding his Department provided for the Route 39 free school in North Devon.

      Apprentices: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how the £60 million allocated in the Industrial Strategy White Paper to support apprenticeship take up by young people and poorer families from...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has plans to begin collecting information on the proportion of children accessing 30 hours of free childcare from (a) single...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much money was spent from the public purse on (a) hotels and (b) other expenses for prison officers on detached duty in each month from January to...

    • Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much money was spent from the public purse on (a) hotels and (b) other expenses for prison officers on detached duty in each month from July to...

      Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much money was spent from the public purse on (a) hotels and (b) other expenses for prison officers on detached duty in each month from January to...

      Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much money was spent from the public purse on (a) hotels and (b) other expenses for prison officers on detached duty in each month from July to...

      Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much money was spent from the public purse on (a) hotels and (b) other expenses for prison officers on detached duty in each month from January to...

      Prison Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison staff were deployed on detached duty in each month of 2016.

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of changes to the personal injury discount rate on average motor insurance premiums.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 21 February 2018 to Question 127748, on Amey and Carillion, how many times repayments were made by a contractor to the...

      Parc Young Offender Institution: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of occasions children in HM Young Offenders Institute Parc have used Skype to make contact with friends and...

      Domestic Violence: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what types of specific domestic violence perpetrator programmes are available in prisons for men convicted of crimes involving physical violence against...

      Domestic Violence: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on rates of re-offending of programmes aimed at perpetrators of domestic violence who are serving...

      Prisoners: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what programmes are provided in prisons to prevent men convicted of rape from re-offending.

      Prisoners' Release: Rape

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment tools and processes are used to assess the risk presented by men convicted of rape when due for release from prison.

      Prisoners: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has made an assessment of the level of unmet need for specialist programmes to address sexual offending for men convicted of...

      Alternatives to Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of (a) community sentences and (b) suspended prison sentences included a Mental Health Treatment Requirement in each year since 2010.

      Ministry of Justice: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment has he made of the effect of planned reductions in his Department’s total budget on (a) reoffending levels and (b) access to justice.

      Prisons: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment has he made of the effectiveness of outsourcing maintenance works in prisons.

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of prison conditions.

      Prisons: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of mental health services provision in prisons.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of sentences below three months in reducing reoffending.

      Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the longest length of time a prison officer spent on detached duty was in 2017.

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February 2018 to Question 125736, what was the value was of each of those subcontracted contract; how performance was...

      Prisoners: Speech and Language Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many incarcerated (a) children (b) 18-21 year olds and (c) 22- 25 year olds were recorded as having speech, language and communication needs in the...

      Prisoners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women are serving sentences in prison for each (a) offence category used in his Department's offender management statistics and (b) Home Office...

      Ministry of Justice: G4S

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2018 to question 127068, how much of those financial remedies incurred by G4S was in relation to each contract...

      Prisons: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 12 February 2018 to Question 126350, whether prison governors will be empowered to bring prison maintenance back in house.

      Brixton Prison: Church Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether services according to the rites of the Church of England are held at HMP Brixton; and if he will make a statement.

      Courts: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much money was spent on digital court services in each of the last three years; and what that funding was used for.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what percentage of workers employed directly by his Department belonged to a trade union in each of the last five...

    • Children: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many and what proportion of families on the Troubled Families Programme had one or more children who were...

      Local Government Finance: Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what proportion of the local government budget came from council tax in each of the last 10 years for which figures...

      Solar Power: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that non-commercial rooftop solar cells and storage installed...

      Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's explanatory memorandum to its Supplementary Estimate 2017-18, what assessment he...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether her Department plans to implement any of the recommendations of the report, Joint Serious Case Review...

      Social Rented Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has set a target date for all council and housing association homes to meet the Decent Homes standard.

      Local Government: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many local government employees were suspended on full pay in each of the last five years.

      Local Government: Christchurch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Statement of 26 February 2018 HCWS486 on Local Government Policy, if he will place in...

      Local Government: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Statement of 26 February 2018 HCWS486 on Local Government Policy, how many (a) written...

      Local Government: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Statement of 26 February 2018 HCWS486 on Local Government Policy, what the steps were...

      Council Tax: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Statement of 26 February 2018 HCWS486 on Local Government Policy, if the drafts of the...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Housing on 6 February 2018, Official Report, column 1461,...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to encourage local authorities to avoid raising council tax.

      Local Government: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Statement of 26 February 2018 HCWS486 on Local Government Policy, what estimate he has...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Statement of 26 February HCWS486 on Local Government Policy, if he will set out the...

      Unitary Councils: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, by what means and on what date he was informed by (a) Poole Borough Council and (b) Bournemouth Borough Council that...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Future Accommodation Model survey, what assessment he has made of the effect of the level survey’s response rate on the...

    • Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the Fleet Ready Escort available was from 1 January to 22 February 2018.

      RAF Brize Norton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the potential increase in aircraft noise around...

      Ministry of Defence: Business Interests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which members of his Department's board are responsible for ensuring the proper application of the business appointment rules for former Ministers and...

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2018 to Question 125923 on Army: Recruitment, how many people (a) applied and (b) enlisted in the regular army in...

      Mali: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK armed forces personnel he plans to deploy to Mali in support of the three RAF CH-47 Chinook heavy lift helicopters providing logistical...

      Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what dates (a) each of the remaining Trafalgar class submarines are planned to leave service and (b) each of the Astute class are planned to enter...

      South Korea: Joint Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 123796, which joint exercises with South Korea he plans the UK to participate in over the next two...

      Japan: Joint Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 123796, which joint exercises with Japan he plans the UK to participate in over the next two years.

      South Korea: Joint Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 123796, how many personnel from the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force are planned...

      USA: Joint Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 123796, how many personnel from the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force are planned...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the difference was in each of the last five years between the amount paid by his Department to Annington Homes and the amount of Service Family...

      *No heading*

      What contingency plans his Department has put in place in the event that a private contractor to the Department collapses.

      *No heading*

      What steps his Department is taking to maintain defence co-operation with the EU after the UK leaves the EU.

      *No heading*

      What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for the armed forces; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Parkinson's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when Ministers of his Department last met with Parkinson's UK to discuss support provided to people with Parkinson's disease; and what the...

    • Personal Independence Payment: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the personal independence payments application process is accessible to people with sight loss.

      Social Security Benefits: Ellesmere Port and Neston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many sanctions have been made against claimants in Ellesmere Port and Neston constituency in each of the last 12 months for which figures...

      State Retirement Pensions: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many women in (a) Coventry and (b) the West Midlands will not receive the new state pension as a result of failing to meet the National...

      Cold Weather Payments: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Cold Weather Payments have been issued to people in (a) Coventry South constituency, (b) Coventry and (c) the West Midlands in each...

      Mortgages: Coventry South

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

      Mortgages: Interest Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answers of 8 January 2018 to Questions 121064, 121066 and 121067, what information his Department has provided to people...

      Universal Credit: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many sanctions have been imposed on universal credit claimants who are (a) disabled and (b) experiencing mental health problems in the...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Universal Credit easements from conditionality have been applied to (a) claimants experiencing a period of sickness, (b) claimants...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has assessed the potential merits of reimbursing general practitioners for providing medical evidence to support benefit claims;...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether jobcentre staff are required to undertake a safeguarding visit before imposing a sanction on a vulnerable customer.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she plans to take to encourage the Post Office to allow people on universal credit to access credit union services; and if she will...

      Pensioners: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of tapering state benefits when an employee retires and has an auto-enrolment...

      Mortgages: Interest Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which method her Department used to estimate the number of recipients of Support for Mortgage Interest who have access to funds and therefore...

      Mortgages: Interest Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the effectiveness of Serco in informing Support for Mortgage Interest recipients about the transition...

      Mortgages: Interest Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the value is of Serco's contract to undertake Support for Mortgage Interest replacement loans work; and what terms that contract contains...

      Mortgages: Interest Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the Support for Mortgage Interest caseload was by (a) local authority area and (b) parliamentary constituency for the most recent twelve...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proposals he has to improve the accuracy and comprehensiveness of medical evidence supplied to Work Capability Assessments.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will place a copy of the routine oral questions asked during face-to-face medical assessments for (a) personal independence payment and...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the effect of pensions auto-enrolment on the income of low-paid workers.

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on ensuring that all people with...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department takes to retrospectively pay winter fuel payments to eligible recipients with pre-paid meters who have not had that...

      Mortgages: Interest Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of take-up for the new loan product that will replace Support for Mortgage Interest in April 2018 is people currently in...

      Mortgages: Interest Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2018 to Question 127702, whether all of the recipients of Support for Mortgage Interest have now been...

      Revenue and Customs: Dudley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential roles that staff employed by HMRC at the Waterfront offices in Dudley could...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether there are plans to reduce the amount of debt that a child maintenance paying parent owes before an application for a Liability Order...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Parkinson's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people diagnosed with Parkinson's disease are in the employment and support allowance work related activity group.

      State Retirement Pensions: Halton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints the Independent Case Examiner is considering from Halton constituency relating to the equalisation of the state pension...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information her Department holds on how many disabled people have found work as a direct result of the Disability Confident campaign.

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many suspected benefit fraud reports from the public have been (a) received and (b) led to action by her Department in each of the last...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time taken has been to process suspected benefit fraud reports from the public in each of the last five years.

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether members of the public who submit reports to her Department on potential benefit fraud receive updates on the development of such cases.

      Personal Independence Payment: Orthostatic Tremor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to change the level of financial support provided by his Department under the personal independence payment scheme for...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which local authorities breached legal air quality limits in 2016.

    • Domestic Waste: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to encourage investment in domestic reprocessing of recyclable material.

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has undertaken a cost-benefit analysis of the merits of implementing the EU Circular Economy Package proposals in...

      Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the volume of recyclable waste that has been incinerated in each of the last seven years.

      Floods: Colne Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many individual properties have taken out Flood Re Insurance in the Colne Valley constituency in the last two years.

      Incinerators: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many contracts have been signed whit companies for the building of incinerators with a lease of over 20 years, in each...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the proposed EU ban on palm oil in biofuels to tackle global...

      Environment Agency: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons the Environment Agency is proposing to increase variation fees; and if he will make a statement.

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much waste was recycled in (a) the Telford constituency (b) Shropshire and (c) the UK in each year since 2010.

      Smoke Control Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the amount spent by local authorities in the UK on Smoke Control Area enforcement in each year...

      Chemicals: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to adopt the REACH chemical use and transport regulations for chemicals produced and imported...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to stimulate demand for recycled material.

      Fly Tipping: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many fly tipping prosecutions there were in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017; and how much was raised in fines from such...

      Beverage Containers: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to set a target for recycling disposable coffee cups.

      Hunting

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

  • Home Office

    • Police: Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2018 to Question 124288 and with reference to the Answer of 10 October 2016 to Question 45792, when her...

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the cost to EU citizens of applying for settled status after the UK leaves the EU will be equivalent to the cost of a British...

      Dublin Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effect on the UK's refugee policies of (a) renewing and (b) ending inclusion in the Dublin...

      Asylum: Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to take steps independently of the United Nations to increase the number of Christians from Syria and Iraq receiving...

      Police: Inflation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the rate of inflation for police forces is higher than that for the average household; and what estimate it has made of that rate...

      Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 124424, on Refugees, whether her Department plans to publish the findings of its pilot...

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2018 to Question 123573, if she will direct UK Visas and Immigration to introduce set standards for the...

      Visas: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2018 to Question 123852, how much her Department has paid in reimbursement for costs relating to lost...

      Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 124249, on Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons Review, which bodies with an...

      Musicians: Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) musicians and (b) artists have been refused entry into the UK due to them being deemed not conducive to the public good.

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps are being taken to protect forensic evidence following the collapse of Key Forensic Services; and if she will make an assessment...

      Crime: Barnsley East

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment her Department has made on the effects of rural crime on (a) residents and (b) business in Barnsley East constituency.

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons her Department’s public guidance on applying for, extending or switching a family visa states that the earliest an...

      Police: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much money the police service has received from charging for special police services in relation to football matches in each year from 2010.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) applications for leave to remain and (b) written communications from Members of Parliament on behalf of their constituents have...

      Visas: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Tier 2 (General) Certificates of Sponsorship have been refused since November 2017 as a result of the annual cap having been...

      Private Investigators: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to regulate the activities of private detectives.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to provide extra funding to the Metropolitan Police to tackle knife crime.

      Police Pursuits: Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of amending s2(A)(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 to ensure that the...

  • Scotland Office

    • NHS: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on staffing levels in the NHS in Scotland.

    • Broadband: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2018 to Question 125135, on Housing: Broadband, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the...

  • HM Treasury

    • Revenue and Customs: Disclosure of Information

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 16 February 2018 to Question 126877, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that information shared by HMRC with...

    • Social Services: Finance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to move budgetary responsibility for social care from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to the Department of...

      Tax Allowances

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

      Minimum Wage: Wales

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the number of employers in Wales who paid national minimum wage arrears in each of the last seven years.

      Revenue and Customs: Dudley

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the HMRC offices at the Waterfront in Dudley are owned or leased by his Department; and what assessment has been made of the costs to the public...

      Revenue and Customs: Dudley

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assistance the Government plans to provide to staff made redundant by HMRC at the Waterfront offices in Dudley in terms of advice, financial support,...

      Cash Dispensing: Fees and Charges

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of LINK's decision on interchange fees on the ability of UK consumers to freely access cash.

      Money Laundering: Prosecutions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many companies have been prosecuted by HMRC under the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 in the last year.

      Money Laundering: Prosecutions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many companies have been prosecuted under the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 by the Financial Conduct Authority in the past 12 months.

      Credit Unions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of credit union legislation; and if he will make a statement.

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has plans to stop HMRC promoting an 0843 premium rate customer service number on its website instead of the local rate 0300 number.

      Revenue and Customs: Dudley

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government about office space at the Waterfront in Dudley.

      Personal Pensions: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of how much would be saved on an annual basis if tax relief on personal pension contributions was capped at the basic rate, based...

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Transport of 27 February 2018, Official Report, column 794, what methodology is used to...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer on 8 January 2018 to Question 120804, what recent assessment he has made of the annual cost to the Exchequer of providing...

      Financial Markets

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of high frequency trading strategies on the resilience of UK financial markets.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2018 to Question 126730, what the total cost to the Exchequer is of the tax-free childcare scheme not including the...

      Help to Buy Scheme: Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what are the eligibility criteria is for a person to qualify for a bonus with a Help to Buy ISA.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Zero Hours Contracts: Coventry South

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people who live in Coventry South constituency are employed on zero-hour contracts.

    • Personal Income

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the year-on-year changes to average weekly incomes in each constituency in each of the last 5 years.

      Temporary Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people were employed on (a) short-term contracts and (b) in temporary positions in all sectors of the economy in each of the last three months.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many meetings have taken place between Government Ministers and their counterparts in other European Economic Area countries...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with the Minister for Women and Equalities on up-skirting photographs appearing in the media.

    • Mobile Phones: Dumfries and Galloway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the extent and quality of mobile phone coverage in Dumfries and Galloway.

      Digital Broadcasting: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the level of availability of DAB radio in rural parts of Scotland.

      Digital Broadcasting: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to improve the availability of DAB radio in (a) Scotland and (b) Dumfries and Galloway.

      Channel Four Television: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to announce his decision on whether to relocate Channel 4.

      BBC: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will hold discussions with the BBC on the accuracy of its tax advice to employees establishing personal service...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, on what date he expects Wave 3 of the Local Full Fibre Network Challenge Fund to open for applications.

      Telecommunications: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the (a) detail and (b) quality of Ofcom’s quarterly telecoms complaints data on the...

      Telecommunications: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including data from Alternative Dispute Resolution schemes in...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of applying the new technology developed to detect jihadi content online to the...

    • Northern Ireland Assembly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what her policy is on proposals to reduce the pay of Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly while that Assembly is not sitting; and what...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which (a) stakeholders and (b) representatives of victims and survivors of terrorism she has met since taking office.

      Northern Ireland Office: Business Interests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which members of her Department's board are responsible for ensuring the proper application of the business appointment rules for former...

      Marriage: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what her policy is on the recognition in Northern Ireland of same sex marriages performed in the UK.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Carillion: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 8 February (HL5130), whether they will now set out which private sector contracts with Carillion have...

    • Company Accounts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Henley on 12 February (HL5215 and HL5281), what role they played in commissioning and approving the legal opinion...

      Company Accounts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 12 February (HL5281) which stated that “the FRC has to form its own view, for the fulfilment of...

      Company Accounts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 12 February (HL5212) which stated that “The Financial Reporting Council published a statement in...

      Company Accounts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 12 February (HL5280) which stated that “the Government has stated previously that it does not...

      Company Accounts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 12 February (HL5215), whether any member of the Financial Reporting Council board acted as an...

      Financial Reporting Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Henley on 1 February (HL4991 and HL4993), on what basis were members of the Financial Reporting Review Panel omitted...

      Tidal Power: Swansea Bay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will consider and respond to relevant parts of the (1) Clean Growth Strategy, (2) Industrial Strategy, and (3) Hendry Review, in order that a decision is...

      Electricity: Storage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any estimates of the potential cost savings that could be made by securing a greater supply of large scale, long duration electricity storage.

      Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish a full response to the feedback they received on their Review of the Corporate Insolvency Framework consultation, published...

      Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's Assisted International Travel Scheme Fund...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Travel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to maintain the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's Assisted International Travel Scheme Fund over the course of this...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Travel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to publish the total funding allocated to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's Assisted International Travel...

      British Standards Institution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to discuss with the British Standards Institution (BSI) the need to increase the allowances laid out in the BSI fund form A47 supported by...

      Nuclear Safeguards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what new or modified information technology systems are required for the UK nuclear safeguarding authority to be approved by the International Atomic Energy...

      Company Accounts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government for what reason, and by whose advice, the overriding true and fair view requirement of sections 226(2) and 227(3) was taken out of the Companies Act 1985 on the...

      Financial Reporting Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 21 February (HL5518), when each director of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) was informed that the FRC...

      Company Accounts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 12 February (HL5280), what were the circumstances that led to the UK voluntarily adopting International Accounting...

      Banks: Company Accounts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) first became aware of any problems with International Accounting Standards for the capital adequacy of particular banks;...

      Company Accounts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 12 February (HL5214), on which issues does the Financial Reporting Council now accept the position set out by Mr...

      Paternity Leave

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the main elements of the campaign to encourage more fathers to take shared parental leave; and what is the take-up target.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when their strategy covering freedom of religion or belief will be published.

    • Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the details of the £600,000 worth of projects funded by the Magna Carta Fund in 2016–17 which the Foreign and Commonwealth Office stated have...

      Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 25 January (HL4647), what steps they are taking to ensure that widows' rights are a focus...

      Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 25 January (HL4791), what steps they are taking to ensure any discussions on preventing sexual...

      Krishna Maharaj

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of the United States on behalf of Kris Maharaj, a British citizen held in prison in Florida.

      Russia: Electronic Warfare

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Foreign Minister Lavrov of Russia extended an invitation to the UK Foreign Secretary during the bilateral meeting on 22 December 2017 in Moscow for...

      NATO: Brussels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the decision was taken to construct the new NATO headquarters building in Brussels; when any plans for the new headquarters building were approved; what was...

      Turkey: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 6 February (HL5033), whether the shared interests that the UK has with Turkey also include (1)...

      UN Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty Review Conference

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what preparations they are making for the 2020 Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.

      Turkey: Christianity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 6 February (HL5034), whether the Christian communities in Turkey referred to include any that...

      EU Countries: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any UK minister, official, or embassy staff member has been in communication with any Netherlands minister, official, or embassy staff member, either...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Social Services: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to close the projected £2.3 billion funding gap in adult social care by 2020 as forecast by the Local Government Association.

    • Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether Clinical Commissioning Groups are allocating the additional investment promised by Her Majesty's Government for mental...

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in ensuring that mental health has parity of esteem with physical health with regard to funding.

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider ring-fencing existing levels of funding for mental health services in 2018–19.

      Health Services and Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy in relation to the integration of health and social care in England.

      Opiates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people in England they estimate are currently addicted to prescription opioids, excluding cancer patients.

      Opiates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of opioids dispensed for pain relief contain a warning on the package that the medication may cause dependence or addiction.

      Mental Illness: Financial Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 8 February (HL5380), what percentage of mental health patients in England are referred to money advice services.

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how NHS-led Sustainability and Transformation Plans, including accountable care systems of integrated health and social care, will work with local authority...

  • Department for International Development

    • Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support birth registration activities in relation to Rohingya children born in Bangladesh to ensure that their rights...

    • Democratic Republic of Congo: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much foreign aid money was provided to the Democratic Republic of the Congo by the Department for International Development in each year since 2010.

      Palestinians: Lebanon

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency funding cuts on Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which public bodies will be involved in the review of organisations in receipt of UK aid funding; which organisations will be reviewed; and according to what timetable.

  • Department for Education

    • Overseas Students: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to clarify the fee status of EU students studying at UK universities from September 2019.

    • Overseas Students: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the total cost of student loans to students from EU 27 countries in each of the last ten years.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Temporary Accommodation: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they expect the number of children in hostels and other temporary accommodation in England to rise; and what steps they are taking to reduce this number.

    • Sleeping Rough: City of Westminster

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Westminster City Council about deaths and hospital admissions of homeless people sleeping rough in the borough.

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on average, each night, how many homeless people in England sleep outside; and whether they expect that number to increase in 2018, compared to 2017.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Joint Exercises

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to participate in international defence exercises with allies during 2018–19; and at what scale.

    • Type 31 Frigates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they will provide to manufacturers for the export of Type 31e frigates.

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the programme for returning the UK's Type 45 destroyers to full capability; and when they anticipate this will be achieved.

      Iraq Fatality Investigations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to review the future of the Iraq Fatality Investigations.

      Israeli Defence Force: Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they supplied spare parts for Land Rover vehicles to the Israeli Defence Force during 2017; and if so, what parts they supplied.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Farms: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce the number of farm accidents.

  • Home Office

    • Cybercrime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the comprehensiveness of the data gathered by the police about online fraud and attempted online fraud.

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the decrease in net EU migration to the UK as a result of Brexit, if any.

      Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what research they have commissioned on the creation of an electronic border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what enquiries they have made into reports that immigration detainees whose coach caught fire as it took them to a deportation flight were handcuffed by escort...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Electronic Warfare

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have given to UK institutions and companies to minimise their being a victim of cyber-attacks in the event of cyber warfare.

    • European Network and Information Security Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following the speech of the Prime Minister at the Security Conference in Munich on 17 February, they plan to cooperate with the EU Agency for Network and...

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