Written answers

Monday, 12 March 2018

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 7685, what progress has been made on (a) developing a pathway for adults with...

    • Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people over 19 years of age were referred to non-specialist services for eating disorders in the last twelve months.

      Nabiximols

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on reducing the cost of the drug Sativex in order to allow that drug to be prescribed to people...

      NHS: Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department's policy is on the provision in the NHS of interpretation services for refugees.

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the total sleep-in back pay liability for care providers in (a) Harrow East constituency and (b)...

      Sexual Offences: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care how many reports his Department has received of incidents relating to sexual misconduct involving (a) staff and (b) patients at (i) North...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the value of his Department's contracts with (a) Amazon Web Services, (b) Oracle Fusion, (c) Microsoft Azure, (d) Vodafone, (e) DXC,...

      Spectacles: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allowing orthoptists to sign hospital eye service spectacle prescriptions in order...

      Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 9019, what plans he has to meet with the Allied Health Professionals Federation...

      Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients are on a waiting list for each type of treatment in England; and how many of those people have been on a waiting list...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure sufficient staffing and beds are in place in mental health services to respond to changes...

      Health Services: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of whether patient care plans are taking into account the particular needs of women and girls who have...

      Health Services: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to seek an arrangement with the US Department of Veterans Affairs for re-imbursement of treatment provided...

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the planned additional expenditure related to changes to the personal injury discount rate provided for in his...

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the planned additional expenditure related to reciprocal healthcare arrangements provided for in his Department's...

      General Practitioners: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the number of general practitioners taking early retirement; and what steps his...

      Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March 2018 to Question 130425 on Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, how many patients...

      Mental Health Services: Wirral

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much additional funding his Department has allocated to (a) CAMHS and (b) other services for child mental health in Wirral.

      Prostate Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many men have been screened for prostate cancer in each Clinical Commissioning Group area in each year of the last five years.

      Clinical Commissioning Groups: Halton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March 2018 to Question 130487 on Clinical Commissioning Groups: Halton, was the reasons are for a chief...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the instances of childhood obesity being the primary cause of cancer among children aged 16 and under, in...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that mental health services use the least restrictive options for care.

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the extent of the use of restraint against men and women detained under the Mental Health Act 1983; and...

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people were detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 by each ethnic grouping in each of the last 10 years.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond from the letter of the right hon. Member for North Norfolk of 7 December 2017 on behalf of Dr Chris Day...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for NHS England to publish information on the additional mental health therapists working in primary care.

      Breast Cancer: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the level of breast cancer screening in (a) the West Midlands and (b) Coventry.

      Mental Illness: Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many GP fit note episodes there were for mental and behavioural disorders in the Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the letter of 31 January 2018 from the right hon. Member for Lincoln on the closure of Lincoln's walk-in centre.

      Prisoners: Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many women prisoners had terminations in 2017; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment: Parkinson's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with Parkinson’s disease who previously received the (a) higher rate mobility component and (b) higher rate care...

    • Disability Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were receiving (a) severe disability premium, (b) enhanced disability premium or (c) severe and enhanced disability premiums...

      Disability Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if her Department will collate centrally information on the number of people claiming (a) enhanced disability premium, (b) severe disability...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have lost access to transitional protections through natural migration to universal credit.

      Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many disabled claimants have made a claim for universal credit after failing their reassessment for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)...

      Universal Credit: Temporary Employment

      To ask Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the accuracy of Real Time Information on claims by agency workers for Universal Credit.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance she has issued to her Department's Director General of Operations on the timescales for responding to correspondence from...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if her Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of (a) changing its guidance to allow electronic recordings of employment...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people on lifetime awards for disability living allowance received lower payments as a result of a transfer to...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average length of a personal independence payment award is for people who transferred from a lifetime awards for disability living...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support her Department provides for benefit claimants who are fleeing domestic violence.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how his Department contacts customers to advise them that they are going to be re-assessed for personal independence payments; whether they...

      Jobcentre Plus: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what (a) resources (b) training (c) information is available to Job Centre Plus managers to help them (i) find out about specialist support...

      Social Security Benefits: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of trends in the levels of benefit claims made by people who work in the agricultural sector.

      Motability: Garston and Halewood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Garston and Halewood Constituency have lost access to a motability car in each year since 2010.

      Motability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were paid a transitional payment by Motability after the loss of their eligibility for a Motability car in each year since 2010.

      Cold Weather Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cold weather payments have been issued to people in (a) Vale of Clwyd constituency, (b) Wales excluding Vale of Clwyd constituency...

      Pension Protection Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will set out the total payments made by the Pension Protection Fund in each of the last 10 years.

      Trampolining: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has plans to regulate trampoline parks; and if she will make a statement.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applicants' claims have been rejected when transferring from Disability Living Allowance to Personal Independence Payment.

      Motability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of how many claimants have lost their entitlement to motability cars during their reassessment from disability...

      State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2018 to Question 125256, for what reasons she will not change this long-standing policy and revoke...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the support for mortgage interest loan will have implications for a person's credit rating.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether people who take out a mortgage interest loan will be required to notify or seek the permission of their existing mortgage lender to do so.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what provisions there are for the repayment of an SMI loan in the event of bankruptcy or home repossession; and whether such loan repayments...

      Personal Independence Payment: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that mental health conditions are adequately accounted for in personal independence payment...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the value of her Department's cloud-hosting contracts with (a) Amazon Web Services, (b) Oracle Fusion, (c) Microsoft Azure, (d) Vodafone,...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much notice claimants were given on the end of support for mortgage interest as a benefit.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claimants of support for mortgage interest claimants have (i) received advice on their options for...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support will be provided for mortgage interest claimants when the current scheme ends from April.

      Occupational Pensions: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many private sector final salary schemes have been declared failed in every year for which data is available.

      Motability: Coventry South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Coventry South constituency returned their Motability car in each year since 2010.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many recipients of Support for Mortgage Interest have applied for a loan since the introduction of that loan.

      Christchurch Hospital: Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Macmillan Unit at Christchurch Hospital, registered charity number 268218, qualifies as a hospice for the purposes of personal...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of Support for Mortgage Interest there are in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) Wales, (d) Scotland, (e) Northern Ireland and...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of support for mortgage interest receive (a) Pension Credit, (b) income-based employment and support allowance and its...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of all mortgage interest claimants have taken out the loan offered by her Department to replace the...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2018 to Question 127002, on Employment Support Allowance: Correspondence, how many claimants of support...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many support for mortgage interest claimants have been contacted by (a) letter and (b) follow-up phone conversation.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants have enrolled on the universal credit in-work progression service, and what the recorded outcomes are for those claimants.

      Universal Credit: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants in employment have been sanctioned in the most recent three-month period for which data is available.

  • Home Office

    • National Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what national delegations the College of Policing and its predecessor body supported with training, advice or consultancy at the annual...

    • College of Policing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, to what countries the College of Policing and its predecessor body has provided (a) training, (b) advice and (c) consultancy services in...

      Home Office: Welsh Language

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

      Drugs: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Office, with reference to the report, Reducing Crime and Preventing Harm: West Midlands Drug Policy Recommendations, published in February 2018, whether...

      Crime: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of rural crime on farmers in (a) the North East and (b) North West Durham.

      Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of record-keeping by the police in relation to up-skirting.

      Inquiries: Rules of Procedure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the number of restriction (a) notices and (b) orders her Department has issued to restrict inquiries under (i) section...

      Independent Anti-slavery Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February to Question 127593, on Independent Anti-slavery Commissioner, how many meetings were held between...

      Community Policing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to improve the visibility of police officers in local communities.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to publish a knife crime strategy in response to recent fatalities in London.

      Police Community Support Officers: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many community support police officers there were in each London borough in each of the last five years.

      Home Office: Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which of her Department's contracts with Carillion since January 2016 were done with Open Book Contract Management.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for the publication of the Government's Domestic Abuse Bill, announced by the Prime Minister on 17 February 2017.

      Libya: Unexplained Wealth Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for The Home Department, if she will issue unexplained wealth orders in respect of members of the Gaddafi Family and Libyan associates who reside in the UK or who...

      Fire Prevention: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who has responsibility for buildings fire inspections.

      Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the key risk factors that are associated with fires in domestic properties; and how that information can...

      Islam: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department provided (a) support and (b) funding for the (i) writing, (ii) production and (iii) promotion of the book, The Battle...

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when (a) Sara Khan and (b) Inspire was made a preferred provider for any (i) counter-terrorism and (ii) counter-extremism​ programmes.

      Police: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of police officers in each police force have completed mandatory mental health training.

      Dogs: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to reduce dog theft in the last 12 months.

      Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people detained in Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre in 2017 had been (a) detained for (i) 0-3 months, (ii) 3-5 months, (iii)...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were detained in immigration removal centres in 2017; and of those people so detained, how many were subsequently granted...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many detainees in immigration removal centres in 2017 were pregnant women.

      Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of those detained in Yarl's Wood detention centre in the last 12 months (a) had a criminal conviction and (b) were awaiting trial...

      Police: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the answer of the 17 October 2017 to Question 107605, on Police: Pay, what estimate she has made of the cost to each individual...

      Sexual Offences: Newcastle Upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to respond to the recommendations relating to her Department in the Spicer review on sexual exploitation in Newcastle,...

      Asylum: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received on threats of expedited deportation made to asylum seekers and refugees held in immigration detention...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for (a) adult and (b) child standard passports were made (i) online and (ii) by paper application in each year since 2001.

      Alfie Dingley

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will consider granting a special license to Alife Dingley to enable him to take part in a bespoke trial that will give him access to...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Internet

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

    • Northern Ireland Office: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to page 48 of the Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Bill, how much her Department has spent on VIP visits...

  • Treasury

    • Business Bank Italy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on the date (a) when the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) authorised BUSINESS BANK ITALY LTD (Company number...

    • Business Premises Renovation Allowance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value was of reliefs provided under the Business Premises Renovation Allowance scheme in each of the 24 months prior to its closure in April 2017.

      Unemployment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2018 to Question 129428, what assessment he has made of the recent trends in (a) unemployment overall and (b) the...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2018 to Question 128525 on Children: Day Care, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of childcare...

      Cryptocurrencies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of regulating the use of cryptocurrencies in the UK.

      Social Rented Housing: Rents

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will issue guidance to local authorities on working constructively with firms participating in the Rent Recognition Challenge to help social housing...

      Self-employed: East Ham

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in the East Ham constituency are self-employed; and what proportion that number makes up of (a) those in work and (b) the working age population.

      Apprentices: Minimum Wage

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) male and (b) female apprentices were paid less than the minimum wage in (i) the North East and (ii) the UK in the last 12 months.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 1 March 2018 to Question 129573 on Children: Day Care, whether the reason for closing an account is recorded.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Northamptonshire County Council: Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of whether Northamptonshire County Council is meeting its statutory requirements under the...

    • Northamptonshire County Council: Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent representations he has received from representatives of Northamptonshire County Council library staff.

      Charities: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government has taken to ensure charities are able to access necessary support after General Data Protection...

      UN Convention for Protection of Cultural Property in Event of Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress his Department has made on the implementation of the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural...

      Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the (a) correspondence and (b) minutes of meetings between (a) himself, (b) Ministers of his Department and...

      Digital Technology: EU Internal Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential (a) risks and (b) opportunities that not participating in the EU...

      Internet: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which (a) organisations and (b) Departments were consulted in the development of the report Secure by Design: Improving the...

      Internet: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, who will be responsible for assessing whether the security guidelines set out in the report Improving the cyber security of...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, on Government...

    • Carillion: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the effect of the collapse of Carillon on construction projects in the Hendon constituency.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he will enable (a) onshore wind and (b) solar technologies to compete in the Contract for Difference mechanism.

      Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the average daily proportion of the UK’s electricity which was generated from coal was for the week...

      Business: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) business start-ups and (b) business closures in (i) Jarrow constituency,...

      Drugs: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department attaches conditions to pharmaceutical research grants to ensure any medicines developed are...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Internet

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

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the volume of UK citizens’ data held by companies (a) supplying cloud services to...

      Natural Gas: Weather

      To ask the Minister for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Business and Industry of 27 June 2017, Official Report, column 446,...

      Limited Liability: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish a response to the consultation on the review of limited partnership law, published in January 2017.

      Social Services: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2018 to Question 128658 on Social Services: Pay, if he will publish the evidence...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: G8

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many safety, environment and social impact programmes his Department has undertaken as part of G8 Global...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Emergencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much his Department spent on civil emergency planning in each year since 2010.

      Environment Protection: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of not bringing forward new funds through the Levy Control...

      Iron and Steel: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the UK steel industry of the proposed introduction of steel...

      Limited Liability: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many fines have been levied against Scottish Limited Partnerships for failing to register a Person of Significant...

      Limited Liability: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the value was of fines levied against Scottish Limited Partnerships for failing to register a Person of...

      Cats: Poisoning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will meet with representatives of manufacturers to discuss the merits of making antifreeze less attractive to...

      GKN: Melrose

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the bid to takeover GKN Filton by Melrose on skilled jobs...

      Iron and Steel: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the US’s proposed tariffs on steel and aluminium imports...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of imposing fines on energy companies that do not meet...

      Tidal Power: Swansea Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what meetings his Department has held with the Welsh Government after the Welsh Government offered to allocate funding...

      Conditions of Employment: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the Government's policy is on employers requesting workers to travel into work during a red weather warning.

      Conditions of Employment: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on employers requiring staff to travel into work during a red weather warning;...

      Conditions of Employment: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he make an assessment of the potential merits of extending employment rights to allow employees take leave during a...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what comparative assessment he has made of the proportion of households renting privately in (a) Jarrow constituency,...

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Minimum Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the merits of the introduction of minimum unit pricing...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Internet

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

      Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the performance of Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs); and if he will...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to provide a full answer to Question 128576, tabled on 20 February 2018.

      Right to Buy Scheme: Stafford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the housing associations in Stafford constituency that are eligible for the regional pilot of the...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of what effect the rise in affordability of alcohol in supermarkets compared with on-trade...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what his policy is on tackling homelessness.

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to reduce rough sleeping.

      Council Tax: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for measures to allow councils to charge a 100 per cent council tax premium on empty homes will...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to reduce levels of insecure housing; and what assessment the Government has made...

      Sleeping Rough: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department took to ensure local authorities had adequate resources to meet their Severe Weather...

      Opportunity and Integration Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he expects to publish the implementation plan for the Casey Report.

      Housing: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March to Question 130546, if he will place in the Library a copy of the evidence to which...

      Local Government: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March to Question 130545 on Local Government: Dorset, whether the financial estimates to...

      Local Government: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March to Question 130265 on Local Government: Dorset, to what extent local consent changed...

      Council Tax: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March 2018 to Question 130267 on Council Tax: Dorset, when he plans to publish his...

      Local Government: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 1 March 2018 to Question 129890, and the Answers of 5 March 2018 to Questions 130263, 130547...

      Social Services: Children

      What recent assessment he has made of trends in local authority funding for children's services.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Astute Class Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans for seven Astute class submarines to be constructed; and what name is planned for the seventh boat.

    • HMS Ambush

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for how long HMS Ambush remained out of service as a result of her collision with a surface vessel in July 2016.

      Firing Ranges: Dundrennan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has for the Dundrennan range in Dumfries and Galloway.

      Boeing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many contracts his Department has awarded to Boeing since 27 September 2017.

      Ministry of Defence: Internet

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

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Written Statement of 14 December 2017 HCWS351 on Single Source Procurement Legislation: Review, when he plans to bring forward...

      Ministry of Defence: LIBOR

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list every use of LIBOR funds by his Department.

      Ministry of Defence: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with his US counterpart on US government proposals for steel tariffs.

      Defence Equipment: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which defence equipment exported from the UK to the US in the last 12 months included UK steel; and what was the total value of that equipment.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the sterling-dollar exchange rate was at the time of each main-gate decision for the F-35 programme.

      Armed Forces: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how may calls to the 24/7 Military Mental Health Helpline have been received since that helpline's inception.

      Armed Forces: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the press release entitled Defence Secretary shows commitment to Armed Forces mental health with over £220-million funding and...

      Armed Forces: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) officers and (b) other ranks were discharged on medical grounds from the (i) Royal Navy, (ii) Army and (iii) RAF in each of the last five years.

      Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence of 5 March 2018, Official Report, column 15, whether he...

      Armed Forces: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the participation rates in the Continuous Attitude Surveys were for (a) the armed forces, (b) families and (c) the reserves in each of the last...

      Veterans: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military pensions were paid to ex-service personnel whose main residence is in Scotland, in each of the last five years.

      Armed Forces: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military working dogs that were re-homed at the end of their service lives were subsequently reported as destroyed in each of the last two years.

      Armed Forces: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the locations were for the re-homing of retired military working dogs in each of the last two years.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many and what proportion of his Department’s cloud hosting contracts have been awarded to (a) hyperscale cloud providers and (b) UK SMEs in...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, for each trade envoy (a) what contracts they have helped deliver, (b) how many visits they have each made to their respective countries and...

    • Small Businesses: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department is taking to support small and medium-sized businesses identify new trading markets after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what formal powers the Equality and Human Rights Commission has to investigate breaches of equality legislation.

  • Department for Transport

    • Luton Airport: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential economic benefits for Luton Airport of including increased trains services to Luton Airport Parkway in...

    • South Western Railway: Season Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the date by which South Western Railway will introduce flexible season tickets as set out in the franchise agreement.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that general aviation is a catalyst for future growth and high-tech jobs; and if he will make a statement.

      Helicopters: Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of the Civil Aviation Authority’s annual income was derived from discharging its regulatory responsibilities for the offshore...

      Helicopters: Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of trends in commercial pressures on helicopter companies which are privately contracted to transport offshore oil...

      Severn River Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential change to traffic volumes in Bristol after the removal of tolls on the Severn Bridge.

      Southeastern: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much Southeastern has (a) paid to passengers in compensation and (b) received in compensation from Network Rail in each of the last five years.

      Southeastern: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of trains on the Bexleyheath line were delayed in each of the past five years; and what proportion of those delayed trains on the...

      Southeastern: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of trains on the Southeastern rail network have been delayed in each of the past five years; and what proportion of those delayed...

      Bus Services: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received from the coach industry on the Government’s Air Quality Action Plan.

      Railway Stations: Wellingborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to ensure that Wellingborough Station becomes the interchange hub for intercity trains traveling north.

      Railway Stations: Wellingborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people expected to travel by train from Wellingborough to St Pancras each day in (a) peak and...

      Southeastern: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Rail Accident Investigations Branch will be involved in the independent investigation into the response of Southeastern Trains and Network...

      Department for Transport: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of his Department’s cloud hosting contracts have been awarded to (a) hyperscale cloud providers and (b) UK SMEs in...

      Department for Transport: Internet

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

      Silvertown Tunnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the authority is for contractors working on behalf of Transport for London to conduct preparatory Silvertown Tunnel bore hole drilling works in...

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to prevent unsafe pavement parking.

      Department for Transport: Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer 6 March 2018 to Question 130560 on Department of Transport: Carillion, which of his Department's Arms Length Bodies' contracts...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 March 2018 to Question 130767 when the trial of the 26-30 railcard in the Greater Anglia area is due to be completed.

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of public ownership for East Coast Mainline in the event that the franchise ends early.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Football: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has had discussions with Northern Ireland authorities on safety advice being provided to fans travelling to the 2018...

    • Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the situation in Yemen; and what plans the UK Government has to call for work towards an...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking in Eastern Ghouta; and if he will make a statement.

      South Sudan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Office, what steps his Department is taking to (a) tackle the root causes of conflict in South Sudan and (b) support peace building led...

      Sri Lanka: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Sri Lankan counterpart on the recent clashes between Sinhalese Buddhists and Muslims in...

      Sri Lanka: Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Sri Lankan counterpart on (a) relations between majority and minority communities...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government provides any funding for (a) Syria Civil Defence’s early warning ‘Sentry’ system and...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will make an assessment of the potential merits of publishing tracking data on Russian violations of the...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government (a) holds (b) is aware of and (c) has sought to obtain information on Russian air force responsibility...

      Hamed bin Haydara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made and to whom on the death sentence issued in Yemen for Mr Hamid bin Haydara; and if he will...

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs,what support his Department has provided to the international community to (a) secure a ceasefire in Yemen and (b) facilitate...

      Sri Lanka: Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the declaration of a state of emergency on communal violence Sri Lanka.

      Saudi Arabia: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what place the rate of state executions in Saudi Arabia will have in determining the UK's future trading relationship with that...

  • Department for International Development

    • Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how her Department monitors the delivery and spending of UK aid in the Palestinian Territories.

    • Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that aid to the Palestinian Authority does not fund radicalisation.

      Developing Countries: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of her Department's bilateral aid spending on HIV and AIDS is specified for work with (a) women and girls, (b) the...

      Developing Countries: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the news story UK aid supports Nursing Now campaign to empower nurses in the world’s poorest countries,...

      Developing Countries: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department has plans to fund the manufacture and provision of period pants in developing countries; and if she will make a...

  • Department for Education

    • Universities Superannuation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of potential merits of indemnifying the Universities Superannuation Scheme against university bankruptcy.

    • Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the cost to his Department has been of the (a) sale of student loan book and (b) servicing of student loan debt.

      Apprentices: Average Earnings

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

      Apprentices: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprenticeships have been funded by the apprenticeship levy in the Wolverhampton local authority area in the last three financial years; and...

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools have applied to convert to an academy in each month since January 2015.

      Digital Technology: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to improve digital skills in the national curriculum.

      Mature Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of mature students participating in higher education.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department has issued to parents who are asked to pay a deposit to secure a place at a setting that provides 30 hours of funded...

      Pre-school Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the answer of 5 March 2018 to Question 130185, on Pre-school Education: Assessments, whether it will be his Department's policy to have...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of Early Years settings that have fallen into financial difficulties as a result of delayed payments for 30...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the answer of 1 March 2018 to Question 129559 on Children: Day Care, whether he has authorised any such disapplications.

      Department for Education: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the recommendations of the Commissioner for Public Appointments’ report on appointments to the board of the Office for...

      Department for Education: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people in his Department are employed to work on (a) higher education (b) further education and (c) apprenticeships.

      Department for Education: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people employed in his Department have (a) worked and (b) studied at a further education college.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons non-levy apprenticeship funding is not allocated to education providers on a pro-rata basis.

      Child Minding: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many childminder agencies have registered with Ofsted since the Children and Families Act 2014 came into force.

      Apprentices: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps his Department has taken to encourage apprenticeship uptake by people who are from a BAME background.

      Faith Schools: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether an equality impact assessment has been conducted on its policy of allowing greater freedom to faith schools to select on the basis of (a)...

      Universities: Freedom of Expression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2018 to Question 121648, what discussions he has had with the National Union of Students on his...

      Students: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of consumer protections in place for higher education students.

      Universities: Strikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure support is available for students affected by strike action to complete their degrees.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 17 Early Years Workforce Strategy, published by his Department in March 2017, whether the feasibility study into developing a...

      Further Education: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with stakeholders in the further education sector on the implications of charges being levied for essential IT...

      Further Education: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of further education colleges that will be affected by the introduction of fees for Jisc's IT...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Seasonal Agricultural Workers' Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the Seasonal Agricultural Workers' Scheme in providing specialised...

    • Public Footpaths: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken to ensure continued funding for the South West Coastal Path national trail.

      Animals: Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people have been arrested, charged and convicted for non-compliance of not ensuring that their dog is microchipped.

      Public Footpaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will uphold Natural England's agreement to commit to a three-year funding cycle for the National Trails.

      Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to incentivise the adoption by manufacturers of packaging of environmentally friendly...

      Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the amount of water lost through leakage as a proportion of total supply by water companies in...

      Agriculture: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress the Government is making on trebling the number of apprenticeships in the food, farming and agri-tech sectors;...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has funded the development of tests for finding TB infection in badger faeces since 2015.

      Common Agricultural Policy: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the percentage of funding for the agricultural sector in Wales that was derived from the common...

      Beetles: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to prevent the extinction of the (a) stictoleptura erythroptera and (b) iphthiminus...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fairtrade Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what Fairtrade products are available from (a) vending machines and (b) canteens in his Department.

      Pollution Control: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps are being taken under the North West river basin district river basin management plan to implement further action...

      Pollution Control: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps are being taken to reduce pollution from sewage in the Ribble catchment as a result of the North West river basin...

      Chemicals: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made the effect of the UK leaving the REACH chemical framework on UK businesses and the supply chain...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the proportion of UK Common Agricultural Policy funds which was allocated to Wales in each year...

      Agriculture: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many apprenticeship starts there were in food, farming and agritech in (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17.

      Agriculture: Genetic Engineering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of level of research into gene editing in the food supply chain;...

      Hill Farming

      If he will bring forward legislative proposals to support hill farmers after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2018 to Question 127136 and Answer of 23 February 2018 to Question 128683, what classification...

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 1 March to Question 129856, and the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State on 30...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many and what proportion of the staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

      EU Countries: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether the Government plans to make it its policy to remove EU citizenship from UK citizens once the UK leaves the EU.

  • Attorney General

    • Serious Fraud Office

      To ask the Attorney General, how much funding his Department allocated to the Serious Fraud Office in each year since 2016; and how many staff the Serious Fraud Office employed in each year since...

    • Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney General, if he will publish (a) the amount of money he has allocated to and (b) how many full-time equivalent staff were employed by CPS Proceeds of Crime in each year since 2016.

      Financial Services: Sanctions

      To ask the Attorney General, how many referrals the Crown Prosecution Service has received from the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation on the breach of financial sanctions in each year...

      Attorney General: Business Interests

      To ask the Attorney General, which members of his Department's board are responsible for ensuring the proper application of the business appointment rules for former Ministers and senior civil...

      Sexual Offences: Newcastle Upon Tyne

      To ask the Attorney General, whether he plans to respond to the recommendations relating to his Department in the Spicer review on sexual exploitation in Newcastle, published in February 2018.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will request from the Welsh Government details of (a) the land it holds and (b) the proportion of that land which has been judged surplus; and if he...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Courts: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2018 to Question 125455, on Courts: ICT, whether access to justice will be used as a criterion to assess the...

    • Judiciary: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of judicial selection panels were gender balanced in 2016.

      Council Tax: Non-payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what comparative assessment he has made of the average (a) cost to the public purse of a prison sentence and (b) amount of debt outstanding in cases...

      Social Security and Child Support Tribunal: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff were employed in Social Security and Child Support Tribunals in each year since 2010.

      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...

      Courts: Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what research his Department has commissioned on the potential effects of virtual court hearings on vulnerable defendants.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on legal aid for early advice on housing issues.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of reinstating legal aid for early advice in respect of housing law.

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many unpaid work requirements have been handed down by the courts as part of community orders in each year since 2010.

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how long the average unpaid work requirement handed down by the courts as part of community orders in each year since 2010 was.

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of community orders involved an unpaid work requirement in each year since 2010.

      Segregation of Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average occupancy rate for the care and separation unit in each prison in England and Wales was in 2017.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions additional days of imprisonment were awarded in each prison in each year since 2010; and how many days in total were awarded in...

      Prisoners: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average proportion of prisoners on an Assessment, Care in Custody and Teamwork programme in each prison was in each year since 2010.

      Ministry of Justice: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions his Department refused to approve a subcontractor proposed by a private contractor in each year since 2010; what the reason given...

      Reoffenders: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of women subject to post-release supervision by Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRC) were recalled to prison for...

      Legal Representation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many litigants in person have been through the courts in family and housing cases in each of the last five years.

      Legal Representation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect on delays to court proceedings of the increase in the number of litigants in person during the last five years.

      Ministry of Justice: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, 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...

      Ministry of Justice: Internet

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

      Approved Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff there were without security clearance in bail and probation hostels by site in England and Wales in each of the last 12 months.

      Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department plans for the review of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 to include an examination of the effect of...

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many complaints have been received by his Department of alleged breaches of the Victims' Code in each of the last 3 years.

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he next plans to meet with representatives of victims groups.

      Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information his Department holds on the number of vexatious court applications taken out by people convicted of (a) stalking and (b) domestic abuse...

      Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether judges have the power to strike out an application in the family or civil court if that application is deemed to be vexatious.

      Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department plans to prevent convicted stalkers or domestic abusers from cross-examining their victims in family courts and civil courts.

      Children: Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the number of child custody cases heard in court (a) prior to and (b) since the removal of legal aid for early...

      Parole Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if she will make it her policy to make retrospective any changes her Department proposes to the transparency of Parole Board decision-making.

      Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which courts closed since 2010 have yet to be sold; and what the annual maintenance costs of each of those courts has been over the period of their closure.

      Prisons: Profits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department received in profits from prison (a) shops, (b) industries and (c) farms in each year since 2010.

      Prisons: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff are employed by the Prison Service to book family and solicitor visits for prisoners and people on remand in prisons; on how many...

      Prisoners: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) male and (b) female people ordinarily resident in England who were serving custodial sentences in Wales...

      Prisons: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much of the projected £115 million of savings in the prison facilities management contracts awarded in 2014 has been saved to date.

      Prisons: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the contracts to outsource facilities management in prisons, awarded in 2014, how much funding was allocated to (a) preventative...

      Prisons: Mother and Baby Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women in custody of each ethnic group were given a place in a mother and baby unit in 2017.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Carillion

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what value of contracts awarded by Government departments to Carillion plc was in the last 12 months.

    • Government

      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...

      Civil Servants: Training

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many disabled people joined the Civil Service Fast Stream in each year since 2010.

      Cabinet Office: Ministerial Powers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many ministerial directions were issued to his Department in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) 2017.

      Emergencies: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which Minister has responsibility for civil contingencies.

      Cabinet Office: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the responsibilities of the Minister for Implementation, what the terms what works and behaviour change refer to.

      Carillion

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will undertake an official investigation in to his Department's management of Carillion's performance in relation to public sector contracts.

      Carillion

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department plans to undertake an inquiry into the (a) circumstances leading to the liquidation of Carillion and (b) potential range of...

      Government Departments: Land

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much land has been declared as surplus by each Government Department in the Coast to Capital LEP area.

      Cabinet Office: Beverage Containers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many disposable coffee cups were purchased by his Department in each of the last five years.

      Cabinet Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to answer Question 122684, tabled by the hon. Member for Motherwell and Wishaw on 15 January 2018.

      Government Departments: Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what criteria the Government uses to award contracts to private companies.

      Cabinet Office: Zero Hours Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, 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...

      Cabinet Office: Flexible Working

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

      Government Departments: Databases

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment is Department has made of the potential effect of reducing data duplication across government on access to public services for people...

      Cabinet Office: Arms Length Bodies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the most recent tailored reviews took place for each of his Department's arms-length bodies.

      Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to promote civil service career opportunities to people who did not attend University.

      Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of successful Civil Service Fast Stream applicants in each financial year since 2010-11 attended a private school.

      Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of Civil Service Fast Stream applicants in each year since 2010-11 attended a private school.

      Families

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for which policies the Implementation Unit has examined the effect in regard to the family in the last 12 months.

      Public Sector: Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he has taken to ensure robust cyber security in the public sector.

      General Elections: Dementia

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many votes cast (a) in person, (b) by proxy and (c) by postal vote were declared void due to the voter being judged to suffer from dementia in each...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 6 March 2018 to Question 121054, for what reasons the Government did not appoint Sir Brian Langstaff to head the public...

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many men in each Clinical Commissioning Group area were (a) diagnosed with and (b) died from prostate cancer in each of the last five years.

  • Department for Transport

    • European Rail Traffic Management System

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are requiring all new-build passenger coaches to be equipped with compatible European Train Control System equipment to reduce the delays and...

    • Railways: Leeds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of proposals to increase the capacity of the railway line east of Leeds station by building two more tracks or in other ways.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is (1) the process, and (2) the timetable, for taking decisions on the electrification of all or part of the railway line between Stalybridge and Leeds.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which organisations are responsible for drawing up proposals for a new high-speed railway line between Leeds, Bradford and Manchester; and what is (1) the...

      M6

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to provide northbound access to the M6 motorway at Junction 31A.

      Motorcycles: Delivery Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what health and safety requirements must be met by motor cycle delivery drivers.

      Kenilworth Station

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what date the refurbished Kenilworth Station will reopen; and why the opening has been deferred on several occasions.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Developing Countries: Rule of Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following their grant to Tunisia, they plan to provide support, either in the form of funding or professional help, to assist with (1) upholding the...

    • EU Countries: Diplomatic Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 20 February (HL5413), whether the Foreign and Commonwealth Office will receive additional funds...

      EU Countries: Diplomatic Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 20 February (HL5413), what are the 50 new diplomatic posts being created in Europe, broken down...

      Nabeel Rajab

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement issued by the Minister for the Middle East on the sentencing of Nabeel Rajab on 21 February, whether they consider the case and...

      Nabeel Rajab

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement issued by the Bahraini Embassy in the UK on the sentencing of Nabeel Rajab on 21 February, what is their response to the...

      Bahrain: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain regarding the fairness of trials of female pro-democracy activists on 21 February and...

      Bahrain: Capital Punishment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain regarding the decision of the Bahraini High Military Court of Appeals to uphold the death...

      Gibraltar: Airports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reports that the government of Spain is seeking joint management of the airport in Gibraltar after Brexit.

      Salih Muslim

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the use of a European Arrest Warrant by Turkey to arrest Salih Muslim.

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional steps they have taken in the last six months to respond to the escalating violence in Syria.

      Colombia: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the political situation in Colombia, following the government of Colombia’s announcement of the suspension of peace talks with...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Peers: Correspondence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to ensure that letters from Members addressed to ministers are sent straight to the Minister's Private Office and not to the general...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Social Services: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 31 January (HL5313), whether the funding that was set aside to implement the cap on care costs and other...

    • Vitamin D

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of proposals to restrict access to prescription-based vitamin D maintenance, whether they will undertake a study into how such proposals might...

  • Department for International Development

  • Department for Education

    • Armed Forces: Cadets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Ofsted recognises the contribution of an in-school cadet movement when reporting on its inspection of a school; and if so, how.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Community Orders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether community service sentences may include picking up litter in (1) rural, and (2) urban, areas.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Coastal Areas: Environment Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of calls from the Maritime Foundation for urgent action to institute measures to protect the UK's maritime littoral zone post-Brexit.

    • Special Protection Areas: Isles of Scilly

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what restrictions or changes to air and sea transport services are required on any operation within the Special Protection Area of the Isles of Scilly.

      Meat: Animal Feed

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, what assessment they have made of (1) the safety of feeding food waste containing meat unsuitable for human consumption from all stages of the supply chain to...

      Hedgehogs: Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to prevent further decline in hedgehog numbers, particularly in rural areas.

      Fisheries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the future of the fishing industry in upcoming negotiations with the EU.

  • Home Office

    • Police: Firearms

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the outcome of the review into the use of guns by police officers in the UK, initiated by the then Prime Minister...

    • Undocumented Migrants: Greece

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 26 February (HL5626), how many (1) British personnel, and (2) non-British persons employed...

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the 20,000 refugees that the UK pledged to receive from Syria by 2020 have arrived.

      Asylum: North of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many bedrooms in accommodation allocated to asylum seekers in (1) the North East of England, and (2) Yorkshire, under Home Office COMPASS contracts, are...

      Arrest Warrants: Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received evidence showing that Turkey has used Interpol or Europol notices to harass politically active Turks and non-Turks who have no...

      Marcos Amaral Gourgel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Portuguese citizen, Marcos Amaral Gourgel, who died in Westminster Underground station on 14 February and who had been deported from the UK after his...

      Islamic State: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British citizens who travelled to the Middle East to join the armed forces of the Islamic State are known to have returned to the UK; and how many of...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they routinely inform the government of the Republic of Ireland of the details of all persons who have been deported from the UK or who are subject to...

      Muslim Council of Britain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 9 February (HL5196), what were the names of those members of the Muslim Council of Britain who...

      Asylum: LGBT People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they intend to take to protect LGBTI asylum seekers facing discrimination and violence in asylum accommodation managed by private companies...

  • HM Treasury

    • Tax Yields

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made on the effect on tax revenues of a one per cent (1) increase, and (2) decrease, in GNP.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Baroness Evans of Bowes Park on 29 March 2017 (HL Deb, col 611), what is their definition of "frictionless trade".

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