Written answers

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Drugs: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the article in the British Medical Journal, Estimated costs of production and potential prices for the WHO Essential...

    • General Practitioners: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support GP placements for medical students.

      Hospitals: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department's guidance to hospitals on parking principles, what the definition is of an economical journey to an NHS...

      Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with NHS Improvement and NHS England on implementing the recommendations of the Liverpool Community Health...

      Vitamin D

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government has made an assessment of the potential effect of the decision to remove access to vitamin D on prescription on...

      National Institute for Health Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which (a) Department and (b) public body holds details on the (i) 94 licences, (ii) 5 registrable, (iii) 62 non-registrable IP products...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in (a) staff shortages and (b) recruitment difficulties in NHS mental health services.

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if NHS England will take steps to engage third sector providers and the boarder hepatitis C community on how an elimination procurement...

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS hospitals in England employ a pay on exit system in their car parks.

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much income was generated by hospital car parking charges in (a) financial year 2014-15, (b) financial year 2015-2016, (c) financial...

      Prosthetics: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make funding available for activity and sport prostheses for children and young people beyond March 2018.

      Breast Cancer: Kent

      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) Kent and (b) Medway.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much of the Public Health England budget was spent on awareness campaigns to encourage more women to take up their invitation to a...

      Dental Health: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve oral health in care homes.

      Dental Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce tooth decay in children.

      Dental Health: Care Homes and Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the use of smart toothbrushes on dental health outcomes for (a) children, and (b) care home...

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on how each devolved nation compares internationally on the annual uptake of insulin pumps for the...

      Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent guidance his Department has issued on the the commissioning of healthcare treatments and services for patients with pulmonary...

      Prescription Drugs: Sodium Valproate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which NHS prescription drugs contain (a) Valproate and (b) Sodium Valproate or their derivatives; and what warnings are given to patients...

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for implementing the new procurement approach between NHS England and manufacturers to eliminate hepatitis C in England.

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS hospitals in England publish readily available information on their parking policy.

      Eating Disorders: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support Clinical Commissioning Groups to meet national standards on the treatment of children and...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to introduce (a) access and (b) waiting times standards for adults with eating disorders on an equivalent...

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on additional funding to help meet the sleep-in back pay liability for...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the amount of time between symptoms of an eating disorder emerging and treatment for that...

      Endometriosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what events ministers of his Department attended to mark Endometriosis Awareness Week between 3 and 11 March 2018.

      Endometriosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of classifying endometriosis as an incurable disability.

      Incontinence: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the revised Excellence in Continence Care Guidelines.

      Allergies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons there is not a lead official for allergy in his Department.

      Home Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of home-care visits for personal care that last for 15 minutes or less.

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) restaurants, (b) takeaways and (c) cafes that provide calorie labelling (i) on...

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) retailers and (b) manufacturers that have adopted the front-of-pack...

      Haematological Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure early diagnosis of blood cancer.

      Postnatal Depression: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report of the NCT on The Hidden Half, Bringing postnatal mental illness out of hiding, published in June 2017, what...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the letter of the 9 January 2018 from the hon Member for Dewsbury on visiting health care services in...

      Congenital Abnormalities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care what information his Department holds on the number of (a) adults and (b) children diagnosed with fetal anti-convulsant syndrome in the UK...

      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 completed cohorts for which figures are available.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much has been spent on the childcare element of (a) tax credits and (b) universal credit in (i) total and (ii) in each region in each of...

    • Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his Department's paper, Improving Lives: The Future of Work, Health and Disability, published in November 2017, what steps...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families in each region were in receipt of the childcare element of (a) tax credits and (b) universal credit in the most recent year...

      Universal Credit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans the Government has to assess the management of the devolved elements of Universal Credit to the Scottish Government.

      Universal Credit: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of administering universal credit sanctions in the most recent 12 month period for...

      Pension Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to clarify the fiduciary duties of pension fund trustees to support a longer term approach to investing pension funds.

      Universal Credit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many children are included on universal credit claims in Scotland.

      Universal Credit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Scottish Government on the use of universal credit split payments; and if she has supplied the Scottish...

      Pregnancy: Sodium Valproate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the amount paid out by his Department in benefits to people with fetal anti-convulsant syndrome as a result of...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the comparative rate of enforcement action between carer and absent parents using the Child Maintenance Service.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the efficacy of the Child Maintenance Service to date.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how his Department defines whether a pension scheme is (a) private and (b) public in calculating benefits eligibility.

  • Home Office

    • Car Washes: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which Government department leads on the enforcement of regulations against illegal car washes; and if he will make a statement.

    • Schengen Agreement: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions took place at the EU Justice and Home Affairs Council of Ministers on 8 and 9 March in Brussels on the Schengen Information...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 6 March 2018 to Question 129972, on Slavery, what the timetable is for her Departments consideration of the...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will request from the authorities in Northern Ireland details of (a) the land the Northern Ireland Executive holds and (b) the proportion...

    • Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what her policy is on equal direct access to abortion services for women in Northern Ireland.

  • Treasury

    • Aviation: Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to lower the level of taxation for pilot training; and if he will make a statement.

    • Roadchef: Employee Benefit Trusts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the oral contribution of the Financial Secretary to the Treasury of 19 December 2018, Official Report, column, 1039, what the timetable is...

      Charitable Donations: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people received income tax relief on charitable donations in each year since 2010.

      Gift Aid

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of introducing a de minimis limit of £20 on retail Gift Aid claims for shops in the charity...

      Prosperity Fund

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether it is his policy for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund to be available to managing authorities in all parts of the UK.

      Taxation: Young People

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the average amount of tax and national insurance paid by people aged 16 and 17 years of age.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much compensation has been paid (a) in total, (b) on average for individual claims and (c) to what number of people for failings of the Childcare...

      EU Grants and Loans: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether organisations in Scotland will be able to access funding from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much land (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies owns in (i) England and (ii) the...

    • Public Libraries: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will estimate the number of books that are stolen each year from local authority-run libraries and illegally sold.

      Press: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what representations he has received on the revised Editors Code published by the Independent Press Standards Organisation.

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Government's Digital Charter, published on 25 January 2018, if he will outline his Department's...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Appleby

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether (a) he, (b) Ministers of his Department and (c) officials in his Department have held meetings with the legal firm...

      Bookmakers: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Gambling Commission is taking to ensure bookmakers do not breach anti-money laundering and social...

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what his Department's policy is on expanding broadband provision in rural areas.

      Channel Four Television: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the timetable is for the proposed move of Channel 4 out of London.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department plans to implement the proposals resulting from the 2016 Review of the Corporate Insolvency...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Building Regulations: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of desktop studies in determining fire safety compliance within...

    • Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many planning applications have been "called-in" in each of the last five years for which data is available; and...

      Right to Buy Scheme: Housing Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to assist housing association tenants to exercise a right to buy; if he will set out the...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that public sector workers are prioritised in the purchase of affordable housing...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the implications are for his policies on housebuilding of the recommendations of the Redfern Review, published in...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to paragraph 62 of the draft National Planning Policy Framework, published by his Department in March...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to planning policy for Travellers in the draft National Planning Policy Framework, what his policy is...

      Sleeping Rough: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many rough sleepers have died as a result of their homeless status between November 2017 and March 2018.

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire (a) require rehousing; and of how many of those people are in (a)...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether steps he has taken to safeguard deposit payments for licensees who have signed up for property guardianship...

      Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether any external research or analysis commissioned by his Department on the Help to Buy scheme has not yet been published.

      Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding allocated to Help to Buy equity loans remains unspent; and what estimate he has made of funding (a)...

      Rough Sleeping and Homelessness Reduction Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many times the Government's Homelessness Reduction Taskforce has met; what dates that taskforce met; what that...

      Homelessness: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of (a) provision, (b) availability and (c) funding for...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many operational ration packs have been disposed of in each of the last five years and what the total tonnage is of those packs.

    • Armed Forces: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of providing surplus ration packs to homeless people.

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answers of 26 February 2018 to Questions 128460 and 128462, whether his Department holds the average yearly cost per vessel of (a) Type...

      Ministry of Defence: LIBOR

      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 12, when it became...

      Defence Equipment: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the proposed US steel tariffs on the UK defence industry.

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for the Armed Forces of 5 March 2018, Official Report, column 6, how many Royal Navy surface fleet...

      Ministry of Defence: Boeing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has in place to agree new contracts with Boeing.

      Armed Forces: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to monitor smoking prevalence among serving armed forces personnel and veterans; and if he will he make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether each of the military working dogs he instructed his Department in December 2017 to save has now been re-homed.

      Armed Forces: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent steps his Department is taking to raise public awareness of opportunities available to women in ground close combat roles.

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the Order of Battle is by (a) manpower and (b) basing locations for the (i) Infantry, (ii) Royal Artillery, (iii) Royal Corps of Signals, (iv) Army...

      Ministry of Defence: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many vehicles his Department (a) owns and (b) leases.

      Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel in specialist positions have been informed they are no longer eligible for specialist pay and are required to repay it.

  • Scotland Office

    • Local Government Finance: Scotland

      If he will discuss with the Scottish Government steps to prevent accounting errors which are detrimental to local government budgets; and if he will make a statement.

    • Council Tax: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much was collected in council tax in Scotland in each of the last five years.

      Stamp Duties: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much was paid in reserved stamp duties in Scotland in each of the last five years.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Foreign Investment in UK: Far East

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's work in helping secure further investment into Scotland from mainland...

    • Import Duties: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the US’s proposed tariffs on steel and aluminium imports on the future...

      Import Duties: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the US’s proposed tariffs on steel and aluminium imports on international trade...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Presidents Club

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether the Equality and Human Rights Commission plans to investigate the Artista agency as a result of reports relating to the Presidents Club...

    • Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the timetable is of the publication of the updated Advisory Statement on implementing the Equality Duty by the Equalities and Human Rights...

  • Department for Transport

    • Public Transport: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether public transport providers are taking steps to ensure that patients and staff can get to NHS hospital sites in England as safely, conveniently...

    • Model Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the draft Drone Bill on model flying.

      European Aviation Safety Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support the Government is offering to UK pilot licence holders in the five year transfer period for registering for an EASA licence.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Nuclear Disarmament

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress the UN Security Council P5 process on non-proliferation and confidence-building measures on nuclear disarmament...

    • Kurds: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, With whom the Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the UN met with in an official capacity during his recent visit to the...

      Sudan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with this counterpart in Sudan on UN proposals to drawdown peacekeepers in (a) Darfur and...

      Muhammad Tamimi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the arrest of 15-year-old Muhammad Tamimi in a night raid on Monday 26 February in the West Bank village of...

  • Department for International Development

    • South Sudan: Administration of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department has provided to assist in developing the courts and judicial system in South Sudan in each of the last...

    • Department for International Development: MapAction

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps her Department has taken to support the work of MapAction.

      South Sudan: Famine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to (a) tackle and (b) prevent famine in South Sudan.

      Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to tackle the use of sexual violence as a weapon in conflict.

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to help tackle the diphtheria epidemic in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.

  • Department for Education

    • Pre-school Education: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to 2017/18 Workforce Study, published by the National Day Nurseries Association, if he will publish a response to the findings of that...

    • Pre-school Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to Baseline Assessment: Why it doesn't add up, published by More than a Score in February 2018, whether his Department plans to revise...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to Childcare survey 2018, published by the Family and Childcare Trust, if his Department will publish a response to that report; and if...

      Out-of-School Education: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of expanding the definition of school which Ofsted can inspect to include unregistered schools.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of making compulsory the registration of the place of education of children of compulsory...

      Grammar Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's response to FOI request FOI: 2018-0002247 CRM:0741007, if he will publish the location of the three grammar schools...

      Further Education: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for (a) Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and (b) the Home Department on the changes to...

      Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much his Department has spent from the public purse on grants and loans to academies and free schools since 2015.

      Apprentices: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the annual budget for additional support in areas of disadvantage for apprenticeships was up to 1 May 2017, what proportion of that budget was...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding his Department has allocated to apprenticeships in each year since 2015; and how much such funding his Department allocated by region.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils were entitled to free school meals in (a) Leeds North West Constituency and (b) England in each of the last ten years for which...

      Free School Meals: Leeds North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an estimate of the number pupils that will be entitled to free school meals in Leeds North West constituency as a result of his...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's guidance, 30 hours delivery support fund: revenue funding allocations for 2017 to 2018, if he will publish the...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding each local authority has received from the 30 hours delivery support fund for the Summer 2018 term.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what powers the Education Skills Funding Agency have to compulsory purchase land from local authorities for free schools.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Education Skills Funding Agency is required to consult local communities on plans for a new free school before planning permission is sought.

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the answer of 8 March 2018 to Question 131079 on Children's Centres, if he will publish the evidence his Department gathered on...

      Physical Education: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to review the AQA GCSE Physical Education framework to offer a wider variety of options in the marking criteria.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Plastics: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect the recent Chinese ban on mixed plastic waste from the UK will have on the...

    • Agriculture: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in the Scottish Government on the management of farm payments to Scottish...

      Hinkley Point B Power Station: Dredging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2017 to Question 118084, on Dredging, what steps he has taken to ensure that works...

      Countryside Stewardship Scheme: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the number of holdings currently in receipt of Countryside Stewardship Payments in each county in the...

      Wildlife: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to allocate funding to the (a) National Wildlife Crime Unit and (b) CITES Border Force team at...

      Wildlife: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the amended Control of Trade in Endangered Species (Enforcement) regulations will (a) be published and (b) come into force.

      Wildlife: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether cybercrime is planned to be an agenda item at the October 2018 London conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade.

      Ivory: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Government plans to publish its response to the consultation on banning UK sales of ivory; and what assessment he...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made on the potential merits of data visualisation training to improve his Departmental's analysis of...

      Clean Air Zones

      Whether he plans to expand clean air zones.

      River Lea: Pollution Control

      What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Environment Agency in preventing oil spills in the River Lea; and if he will make a statement.

      Neonicotinoids: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2018 to Question 126415, and with reference to the conclusion published on 28 February...

  • Attorney General

    • Prosecutions: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Attorney General, what assessment he has made of the implications of the outcome of the Gary Haggarty case for the prosecution service in Northern Ireland.

    • Public Libraries: Theft

      To ask the Attorney General, how many prosecutions there have been for the offence of handling stolen goods as a result of the theft or resale of local authority library books in each of the last...

  • Wales Office

    • Local Growth Deals: North Wales

      What recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the timetable for the delivery of the North Wales growth deal.

    • Hospitals: Parking

      What recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on the abolition of hospital car parking charges in Wales.

      Brexit: Wales

      What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the effect on Wales of the UK leaving the EU Customs Union and single market.

      Children: Protection

      What recent discussions the Government has had with the Welsh Government on child protection in Wales.

      Ports: Wales

      What assessment he has made of the potential effect on Welsh ports of the Government’s proposed future customs arrangements with the EU.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • New Futures Network: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the number of staff who will be employed by the New Futures Network on 1 April 2018.

    • Legal Aid Scheme: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment she has made of the level of provision of exceptional case funding for immigration cases relating to children.

      Prisons: Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his speech to the Royal Society of Arts on 6 March 2018, how much of the £14m investment to tackle serious and organised crime in...

      Prisons: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average time taken is between confiscated mobile phones being sent by prisons and the information being shared with police forces.

      Prisons: Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his speech to the Royal Society of Arts on 6 March 2018, what estimate he has made of the number of prisoners identified as ring leaders.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his speech to the Royal Society of Arts on 6 March 2018, which senior Ministers will be part of the cross-government group to reduce...

      Prisons: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his speech of 6 March 2018 to the Royal Society of Arts on prison reform, if he will list the 30 prisons which will receive the new...

      Verne Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when HMP The Verne is planned to re open.

      Prisons: Riot Control Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when it is planned for the Pava spray pilot be extended to (a) HMP Bedford and (b) other prisons.

      Bedford Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many acts of concerted indiscipline have occurred at HMP Bedford since 1 January 2018.

      Bedford Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoner on prisoner assaults have occurred at HMP Bedford since 1 January 2018.

      Bedford Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many incidents of cells being significantly damaged by prisoners have occurred at HMP Bedford since 1 January 2018.

      Bedford Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many tornado transfers out have occurred at HMP Bedford since 1 January 2018.

      Bedford Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times the command suite has been opened at HMP Bedford since 1 January 2018.

      Prisons: Mental Health Services

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

      Victims' Commissioner: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the annual budget for the Office of Victim’s Commissioner was in each year since 2013.

      Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 February 2018 to Question 126471, on Capita, what the responsibilities are of each of those subcontracting companies.

      Ministry of Justice: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 February 2018 to Question 126505, on Probation Hostels, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of answering that...

      Ministry of Justice: Public Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much was spent by his Department on (a) focus groups and (b) opinion polling in 2010.

      Crime: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to increase support for victims of crime in Yorkshire and the Humber.

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which prisons provide prisoners with their possessions in a holdall on release.

      Prisons: Seized Articles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2018 to Question 64325 and the Answer of 2 March 2018 to Question 64326, how many incidents of (a) drugs by...

      Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to encourage inmates to take up distant learning courses while in prison.

      Road Traffic Offences: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were convicted of the offence of using their mobile phone while driving in each year since 2010.

      Council Tax: Non-payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of people sent to prison for council tax non-payment were women in each year from 2010 to 2017.

      Prison and Probation Service: Occupational Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether there was a standard service level agreement for contracted out occupational health services on behalf of HM Prison and Probation Service at the...

      Prison and Probation Service: Occupational Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he has plans to introduce variations in the standard service level agreement for contracted out services for Her Majesty's Prison and Probation...

      Ministry of Justice: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many open cases were transferred to the third party service provider HML when that company's contract started July 2017.

      Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he has taken to maximise the use of voluntary sector expertise within the new Prison Education Specification.

      Prison Service: Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison staff contracted Hepatitis C from prisoners in each year since 2009-10.

      Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average salary for a Victim Liason Officer has been in each year since 2010.

      Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average caseload has been by region for a Victim Liaison Officer in each year since 2010.

      Prison Officers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that the Government meets its target of recruiting 2,500 new prison officers by December 2018; what progress has been...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Carillion

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure that the Official Receiver for Carillion is not allowed to sell existing PFI contracts.

    • Carillion: West Midlands

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure that major public sector construction projects in the West Midlands held by Carillion will proceed as planned.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 12 October to Question 106493, on Cybercrime: USA, whether the National Cyber Security Centre will publish the outcome of its...

      Carillion: Insolvency

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he made of the potential effect on jobs in deciding what support to offer to Carillion.

      Carillion

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of Carillion’s compliance with the Prompt Payment Code.

      Carillion

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government took before Carillion was liquidated to ensure that SMEs would be paid by Carillion.

      Carillion

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2018 to Question 122773, on Carillion, how many of the 450 contracts with Government were (a) being delivered on...

      Civil Servants: Equality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Civil Service Workforce Plan 2016-2020, what formal role will be given to staff networks to promote inclusivity on grounds of...

      Civil Servants: Equality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what diversity and inclusion objectives on religion or belief were established by the civil service diversity champion as part of the workforce plan...

      National Security

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will take steps to ensure the National Security Capability Review prioritises the capability of the UK's defence; and if he will a statement.

      Cabinet Office: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which external recruitment agencies are used by his Department's non-departmental public bodies.

      Cabinet Office: Fairtrade Initiative

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

      Cabinet Office: Trade Unions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what percentage of workers employed directly by his Department belonged to a trade union in each of the last five years for which data is available.

      Cabinet Office: Carillion

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which of his Department's contracts with Carillion since January 2016 were done with Open Book Contract Management.

      Government Departments: Hewlett-Packard

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many contracts Hewlett Packard Enterprise has with the Government; and what the value of each of those contracts is.

      Cabinet Office: Scotland

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff his Department has in Scotland; where those staff are located; and what the roles of those staff are.

      Cabinet Office: Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the value of his Department's contracts was with (a) Amazon Web Services, (b) Oracle Fusion, (c) Microsoft Azure, (d) Vodafone, (e) DXC, (f) SCC...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Catering

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what steps the Commission takes to ensure all hospitality establishments on the...

  • Department for Transport

    • Pedestrian Areas: Parking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that the UK conforms with the rules on pavement parking set out in the 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic, before the...

    • Driving: Urban Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the average daytime speed of traffic in the five largest English cities; whether that speed has decreased since...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Snow and Ice

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether HS2’s railway infrastructure, including rolling stock and tracks, is being designed to cope with heavy snowfall and sub-zero weather conditions.

      Rolling Stock: Seating

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reported concerns regarding the comfort of seating on the new trains launched by the Southern and Great Western Rail franchises.

      Motor Vehicles: Sales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their most recent advice to motorists about the purchase of (1) petrol, and (2) diesel-powered, passenger vehicles.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Iron and Steel: Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the viability of the global steel market.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 20 February (HL5408), what assurances, if any, the Foreign Secretary received from the...

    • Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 20 February (HL5408), what assistance, if any, the Foreign Secretary offered to the...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding that government's reported practice of charging Palestinians the cost of repairing...

      China: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the Chinese human rights lawyer, Li Baiguang, died in a military hospital on 25 February, despite being in good...

      Syria: North Korea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported findings of a UN Panel of Experts that North Korea has increased its covert assistance to a Syrian government agency...

      Islamic State: Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answers by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 28 February, whether their current assessment of the ability of Iraqi legal capacity and expertise...

      Libya: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the progress to date in implementing the UN Action Plan for Libya.

      Lebanon: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have proposed any diplomatic initiatives to help to resolve the current maritime dispute between Lebanon and Israel.

      China: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the Chinese Communist Party’s proposals to change the Chinese constitution in order to remove the two-term limit on the...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the statement by the UN Relief and Works Agency on 22 February regarding the mortar attack that killed two Palestinian children near the...

  • Attorney General

    • Crimes against Humanity: Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to review the number of prosecutions of UK citizens in the UK for International Criminal Court category crimes committed overseas in recent years.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • HIV Infection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of London meeting the UNAIDS 90:90:90 targets on HIV infection, what plans they have to update their HIV strategy to ensure that other parts of...

    • Atrial Fibrillation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to incorporate into the Quality and Outcomes Framework for 2018–19 the NICE indicator for annually reviewing patients with atrial...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Minimum Prices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of research published in the Lancet showing that the estimated health benefits of minimum unit pricing of alcohol would benefit...

      Hospitals: Patients

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total number of (1) out-patients, and (2) inpatients, treated in NHS hospitals in each year between 2007 and 2017.

      Hospitals: Doctors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many hospital doctors were employed by the NHS in each year between 2007 and 2017; and what was the total number of (1) out-patients, and (2) inpatients,...

      General Practitioners: Attendance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many missed appointments at general practice surgeries there were in each year between 2007 and 2017; and what is their estimate of the total cost of...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) non-medical staff, and (2) managerial staff, were employed by the NHS in each year between 2007 and 2017.

      Vitamin D

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of NHS England’s proposals to limit access to prescription-based vitamin D maintenance on low-income families.

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to reduce the number of avoidable emergency admissions in England.

      Health Services and Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage closer multi-agency collaboration between those health and social care services providing universal services and services...

      Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to consider approving women's homes as designated areas for medical abortions, as recommended by World Health Organisation.

      Antidepressants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they classify SSRI drugs as dependence forming; and if so, what time frame constitutes dependence forming.

  • Wales Office

    • Holyhead Port: Storms

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what emergency and longer-term action they are taking, if any, to assist (1) local authorities and agencies, and (2) the Welsh Government, with recovery from...

  • Department for Education

    • Children: Nutrition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answers by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 26 February (HL Deb, cols 425–28), what measures they plan to take to ensure that all children...

    • Free Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when expressions of interest closed for the new contract for supporting the development of the Free Schools Programme; what was the tender amount; and how many...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Radar

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend officially to recognise the 80th anniversary of the establishment of the Chain Home radar system later this year.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

  • Cabinet Office

    • Neonatal Mortality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the incidence of neonatal mortality and morbidity has decreased over the past five years.

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