Written answers

Thursday, 15 March 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Cycling: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many cyclists have died or suffered serious injuries where the cause has been attributed to poorly-maintained roads by (a) local councils, (b)...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Natural Gas: Shortages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what mechanisms are in place to compensate (a) households and (b) businesses for the disconnection of gas due to a...

    • Natural Gas: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the extent of (a) total gas storage capacity and (b) empty gas storage capacity in the UK.

      Natural Gas: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the level of gas storage capacity of the UK; and what estimate he has made of the level of...

      Natural Gas: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the levels of gas supply in the UK between 25 February 2018 and 4 March 2018; what...

      Energy: Standing Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an estimate of the cost of daily standing charges on (a) electricity and (b) gas bills for (i)...

      Energy: Standing Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has powers to restrict above inflation increases in daily standing charges on (a) electricity and (b) gas bills.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on household energy bills of UK withdrawal from the EU internal...

      Energy: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has received on the levels of business rates levied on properties used for onsite battery...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Morocco: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the state of human rights in Morocco.

    • Ahmed Aliouat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will discuss the imprisonment of Ahmed Aliouat with his Moroccan counterpart.

      Sudan: Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his Department's policy is on Sudan joining the Commonwealth.

      Sri Lanka: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Government of Sri Lanka on violence perpetrated against Sri Lanka's Muslim minority.

      Sri Lanka: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Government of Sri Lanka on the establishment of a country office of the UN...

      Sri Lanka: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the extent of freedom of religion or belief in Sri Lanka after recent reports of religious-based...

      China: Religious Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations his Department has made to the Chinese authorities on the demolition of (a) Christian churches, (b)...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Israeli counterpart on the abduction of the university Student Council President at...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the levels of (a) violence and (b) harassment towards Palestinian university (i) students...

      Palestinians: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure the protection of the right to education in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

      Jerusalem: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to his Israeli counterpart on the new legislation passed by the Knesset on 7 March 2018...

      Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the state of freedom of religion and belief in Pakistan.

      Patras Masih

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department holds information on the recent incident in Shahdara, Lahore where an allegation of blasphemy was made...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, when his Department plans to respond to the correspondence dated 11 January 2018 from the hon. Member for Colne Valley on a...

    • Labour Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the Prime Ministers speech of 2 March 2018 on the UK’s future economic partnership with the EU, what the...

      Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what the Government's policy is on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland when the UK leaves the EU.

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2018 to Question 130823, whether the Government is carrying out a leak inquiry into reports that a...

      Financial Services: UK Trade With EU

      What estimate the Government has made of the value of the UK’s financial and professional services to the EU.

      Service Industries

      What recent discussions his Department has had with representatives of the services sector on the implications for that sector of the UK leaving the EU.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Hospitals: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department uses the expertise of big companies that have implemented a successful grievance and anti-bullying mechanism for...

    • Doctors: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the ability of the General Medical Council (GMC) to investigate concerns about the sexual misconduct of...

      Midwives: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of midwives who have left NHS employment in England by age-group in (a) total and (b) each year...

      Allergies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many trainees qualified in allergy in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017 and how many will qualify in 2018.

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of changes to social care funding on the mental health of social care recipients.

      NHS: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that no entity will be granted a licence under NHS Improvement's new guidance on the oversight of...

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve the medical records held by GPs on the number of patients GPs have seen who have been...

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS hospitals in England (a) publish and (b) publicise financial information on car parking at their hospitals.

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS hospitals in England with contracted-out parking have imposed a requirement the contractors be members of (a) the British...

      Hospitals: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS Trusts in England provide transport between their hospital sites, for members of staff whose duties require regular travel...

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment is Department has made of the effect of NHS hospitals in England charging staff to park on the area surrounding the...

      NHS: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money NHS trusts have spent on agency and contract staff in (a) each year since 2010-11 and (b) 2017-18 to date; and how much...

      Food: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the EU counterparts relating to the Food Standards Agency's document, Regulating Our Future on the...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that all clinical commissioning groups offer three full cycles of IVF to women under the age of 40 who...

      General Practitioners: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the GP to patient ratio for (a) Redbridge Clinical Commissioning Group and (b) other clinical...

      General Practitioners: Redbridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the GP to patient ratio was for Redbridge Clinical Commissioning Group in each year since 2010.

      Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for the Independent Reconfiguration Panels report on the potential downgrading of Huddersfield Royal Infirmary to...

      Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to implement the recommendation of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse's Child Migration Programmes Report...

      NHS Trusts: Subsidiary Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the terms that new non-TUPE members of staff were employed on by wholly-owned subsidiaries of...

      NHS: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the access to standard NHS pension arrangements that new non-TUPE staff were granted by...

      Mental Illness: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 1 March 2018 to Question 130615, when the review of the effect of debt and financial difficulties on people...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2018 to Question 129636 when the National Service Review of all Children and Young People’s...

      Mental Health Services: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the net change in in-patient mental health beds has been in (a) Newcastle and (b) the North East of England since 2010.

      Endometriosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress is being made on reducing the diagnosis times and improving the eventual treatment for endometriosis.

      NHS Property Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has issued guidance to NHS Property Services on charging clinical commissioning groups for void space in NHS...

      NHS Property Services: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress NHS Property Services is making on improvements to the NHS Estate in Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex constituency; and if...

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department plans to change its approach to due diligence when partnering with non-governmental organisations in developing...

    • Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether officials in her Department have held discussions with the Pakistan Government on the inclusion of religious tolerance in...

      Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress her Department has made on assisting the Federal Government of Pakistan with drafting a new educational curriculum to...

  • Department for Education

    • Sanitary Protection: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Women of 22 February 2018, Official Report, column 328, when he plans to publish his assessment...

    • Architecture: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students taking architecture subjects at degree-level were from (a) the UK, (b) non-UK EU countries and (c) non-EU countries in each year...

      Free School Meals: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has made an assessment on the effect of the changes to the eligibility of free school meals under universal credit and on child...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2018 to Question 128522, how many childcare providers in (a) the North East and (b) England (i) are and (ii) are...

      Mature Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of mature students studying in higher education institutions; and if he will make a statement.

      Mature Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people aged over 21 are (a) encouraged and (b) supported to access higher education in the UK.

      Pupil Exclusions: Haringey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupil exclusions have been recorded for the London Borough of Haringey in each of the last five years.

      Free School Meals: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils at (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Warrington have recieved free school meals in each year since 2010.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2018 to Question 131577 on Teachers: Training , what the timetable is for the feasibility study to be completed.

      Children's Centres: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 02 February 2018 to Question 125731 on Children’s Centres: Standards, what criteria his Department plans to use to...

      Free School Meals: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) primary and (b) secondary school pupils in Warrington who will be eligible for free school meals after...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Written Statement of 4 December 2017 HCWS309 on Childcare update, what estimate he has made of the total number of two year olds...

      Young People: Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to expand work experience opportunities for secondary school students from deprived communities.

      Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that devolution of the Adult Education Budget does not have a deleterious effect on adult education...

      Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether any adult education providers will retain national contracts with the Education and Skills Funding once the Adult Education Budget is devolved.

      Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to put in place support to providers who currently have national contracts with the Education and Skills Funding Agency...

      Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what arrangements he plans to put in place to support community-based education provision in areas which are outside mayoral combined authorities...

      Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what representations his Department received from providers who have national contracts with the Education and Skills Funding Agency and who will be...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Legal Aid Scheme: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment the Government has made of the implications for the public purse of the judgment in the case of R (Howard League for Penal Reform and...

    • Rape: Trials

      What steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of prosecutions of rape which collapse due to a failure to disclose evidence; and what support his Department provides to the alleged...

      Paul Song

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has had discussions with the governor of HMP Brixton on the removal of Pastor Paul Song from his chaplaincy post at that prison; and if he...

      Prisoners: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) male and (b) female people ordinarily resident in Wales served custodial sentences in England in each of the last 10 years.

      Prisons: Telephones and Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which prisons were involved in the pilot scheme on placing telephones and basic computers into prison cells.

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

    • Local Government: Elections

      To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, in respect of the areas where Voter ID pilots are being carried out...

    • Local Government: Elections

      To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, in respect of the areas where Voter ID pilots are being carried out...

      Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, in respect of the areas where Voter ID pilots are being carried out...

      Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, in respect of the areas where Voter ID pilots are being carried out...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether Euroclass B-F materials passed fire safety tests conducted for the Government in 2017; and whether the results...

    • High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Government has decided to retain the BS 8414 large-scale test for the use of combustible materials on the...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Government plans to ban the use of combustible materials on the facades of high-rise buildings.

      Gypsies and Travellers: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the report of the Ministerial working group on tackling inequalities experienced by Gypsies and...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2018 to Question 123535, on Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local...

      Private Rented Housing: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to help students afford the cost of renting properties.

      Refuges

      To ask the Minister for Housing and Homelessness, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2018 to Question 127168, on refuges, when her Department plans to announce the allocation of the...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • USA: Joint Exercises

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

    • Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2018 to Question 127842 on Army: Recruitment, if he will publish (a) the most recent Cabinet Office Government...

      Navy: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish all current standing Royal Navy deployments.

      Defence Nuclear Biological and Chemical Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel have passed each available CBRN course at the Defence Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Centre in each of the last five years.

      Chemical and Biological Warfare: Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the process of transferring CBRN responsibilities from the RAF Regiment to the British Army is planned to be completed.

      Chemical and Biological Warfare: Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel from each service have taken part in Exercise Toxic Dagger in each of the last five years.

      Ministry of Defence: Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which companies have had catering contracts with his Department and its agencies from 2010 to date.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has made of the level of child poverty in Wolverhampton North East constituency using the four measures...

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to stop intermediaries using freephone numbers offered by her Department to generate income from claimants.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the recruitment targets set out in her Department's paper Improving Lives: The Future of Work, Health and Disability, what...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the transfer of people from disability living allowance to personal independence payment is...

      Personal Independence Payment: Liverpool Walton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who previously qualified for disability living allowance have not been awarded personal independence payments in Liverpool...

      Personal Independence Payment: Liverpool Walton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people who have mental health conditions in Liverpool Walton constituency who are receiving...

      Personal Independence Payment: Liverpool Walton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many former claimants of disability living allowance in Liverpool Walton constituency who have been unsuccessful in their claim for...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have been affected by the under-occupancy penalty in Liverpool Walton constituency.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to review the requirements for (a) the carer parent and (b) the absent parent to inform the Child Maintenance Service of...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time taken has been for the office of the Independent Case Examiner to respond to a complaint relating to the equalisation of...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of people who are subject to in-work conditionality under universal credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people who will be subject to in-work conditionality once the roll-out of universal credit is complete.

      Mortgages: Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which organisation will be responsible for debt recovery from mortgage interest loans and what guidance will be provided to that organisation...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance her Department provides to claimants receiving job seekers allowance who volunteer for a Credit Union; and if she will make a...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many former claimants of disability living allowance who have been unsuccessful in their claim for personal independence payments have...

      Personal Independence Payment: Coventry South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people who have mental health conditions who are receiving personal independence payments in...

      Personal Independence Payment: Coventry South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who previously qualified for disability living allowance have not been awarded personal independence payments after an...

      Personal Independence Payment: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of recent trends in the level of personal independence payment awards for (a) blind and (b) sight impaired...

      Social Security Benefits: Warrington North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with a diagnosed mental illness have received benefit sanctions in Warrington North in the last 12 months for which figures...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of staff carrying out assessments for personal independence payments have received training in the assessment of...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of culled badgers are tested for bovine tuberculosis.

    • Plastics: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the producer responsibility regime in reducing the amount of plastic...

      Packaging: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much revenue to the public purse there has been associated with packaging recovery notes in each year since 2010; how...

      Palm Oil: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy that all products containing palm oil should be labelled as such to enable consumers to decide...

      Palm Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of palm oil production on wildlife and the environment in palm oil producing...

      Air Pollution: Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to his Answer to of 30 January 2018 to Question 12548, on monitoring of PM1, if he will ensure that more sites in...

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what contingency plans his Department (a) has agreed on and (b) are working on to ensure that the UK's food supply is not...

      Agriculture: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of funding available to the Welsh agricultural sector came from (a) the UK Government (b) the European Union...

      Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the amount of funding that was available from the Heritage Lottery Fund for projects that...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding has been allocated by his Department to prepare for the UK leaving the EU; and how much of that funding was...

  • Home Office

    • Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has plans to introduce the use of all forms of medicinal cannabis.

    • Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she bring forward legislative proposals to enable medicines derived from cannabis to be available on prescription.

      Aerials: Ochil and South Perthshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many new mobile phone masts are intended to be built by (a) EE and (b) the Extended Area Services project in Ochil and South Perthshire...

      Police: Armed Response Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the announcement entitled Extra armed police to deal with terrorist threat, published by the National Police Chiefs'...

      Wildlife: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) budget for and (b) number of staff in the Border Force CITES team was in each of the last two years.

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to allocate additional funding to police forces to tackle child grooming in (a) Northern Ireland and (b) the rest of the UK.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many visas have been refused under section 322 (5) of her Departments Immigration Rules for minor tax errors.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to update guidance on renewable residence permits for victims of trafficking whose residence is necessary for the UK to meet...

      Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the oral contribution of the hon. Member for Tottenham on 6 March 2018, column 187, Yarl's Wood Detention Centre, for what...

      Crimes of Violence: Liverpool Walton

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the effect of the reduction in neighbourhood policing on the police’s ability to counter violent...

      High Rise Flats: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of specialist firefighting equipment available to the fire services as a result of the Grenfell...

      Knives: Liverpool Walton

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the trends in the level of knife crime in Liverpool, Walton constituency since 2010.

      Firearms: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of changes in the level of crimes involving firearms in (a) England and (b) Liverpool Walton constituency in...

      Visas: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Israeli citizens, including those living in illegal settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, have visa-free access to the UK...

      Police: Reserves

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to ensure that Police and Crime Commissioners make effective use of financial reserves.

      Psychiatry: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of adding child and adolescent psychiatrists to the Shortage Occupation List.

      Psychiatry: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Tier 2 visa applications sponsored by the NHS for NHS child and adolescent psychiatrists were turned down in the most recent year...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to extend to children recognised as refugees the same family reunion rights granted to adults.

      Refugees: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to increase the number of refugee families which are reunited in the UK.

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff are employed full time in the Modern Slavery Unit; and what estimate she has made of the annual cost to the public purse of...

      Visas: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of Tier 5 (Temporary Worker - Charity Worker) visa applications UK Visas and Immigration has refused in the last four...

      Knives: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of knife crime in (a) the West Midlands and (b) Coventry South constituency since 2010.

      Police: Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) mobile phones and (b) other electronic devices had data extracted from them using (i) self-service kiosks and (ii) and regional...

      Asylum: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers have applied to work in a job on the restricted occupation list after waiting over 12 months for their asylum...

      Police Custody: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police detentions there have been under section 130 of the Mental Health Act 1983 in each of the last 10 years.

      Immigration Enforcement Directorate: Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information on (a) labour rights and (b) access to advice and remedy is routinely provided to workers during modern slavery operations...

      Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority: Undocumented Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of illegal working were passed from the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority to Immigration Enforcement in each of the last...

      Police: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the regulations, procedures and guidelines on the police using mobile phone extraction tools.

      Police Pursuits: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to work with police forces to reduce the risk to pedestrians and motorists during high-speed police persuits.

      Notting Hill Carnival: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she received prior to the decision of the Metropolitan Police to use automated facial recognition at Notting Hill...

  • Cabinet Office

  • Treasury

    • Corporation Tax: Northern Ireland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the document, A Fresh Start, the Stormont agreement and implementation plan, published in November 2015, what the timetable is for a...

    • Financial Services: Standards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward legislative proposals on the duty of care within the Financial Guidance and Claims Bill.

      Revenue and Customs: ICT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2018 to Question 128292, on Revenue and Customs: ICT, which contracts the HMRC has let and taken on as part of the...

      Living Wage

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information on (a) labour rights and (b) access to advice and remedy is routinely provided to workers who (i) file a complaint with and (ii) are...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Channel Four Television: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on the planned move of Channel 4 out of London.

    • Charity Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he consulted the Public Appointments Commissioner on the appointment of the Chair of the Charity Commission before...

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what limit has been placed on the number of fixed-odds betting terminals which can be situated in work-place staff canteens.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much money has been spent on promoting British tourism in (a) Europe, (b) Asia, (c) North America and (d) in total in each...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, (a) how many trips were made, (b) how many nights were stayed, (c) how much was spent, for the purpose of visiting friends...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Honduras: Electronic Surveillance

      Pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2018 to Question 130861, on Honduras: Electronic Surveillance, if the surveillance equipment has been exported from the UK to Honduras.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Fairtrade Initiative

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what steps the Commission has taken to stock (a) fair trade wines and (b) other fair...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Females: Homelessness

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to support the promotion of United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5, on gender equality and the empowerment...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Nuclear Safeguards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement in the letter of 28 February from Lord Henley to Lord Carlile of Berriew, that "As part of these discussions, both sides have agreed that...

    • UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Brexit on UK supply chains; and how they plan to minimise potential disruptions.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Diplomatic Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 20 February (HL5413), how many UK-based staff there were at UK diplomatic posts in (1) Asia, (2)...

    • Diplomatic Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 20 February (HL5413), whether the staff savings being made in Asia, the Americas and Africa...

      Diplomatic Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 20 February (HL5413), whether the proposals being developed to generate £4.2 million of...

      Middle East: Christianity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 6 November 2017 (HL2966), what is their assessment of (1) the Status Quo as it refers to the relations...

      Jerusalem: Churches

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the decision by the Heads of Churches in Jerusalem on 25 February to close the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, what representations, if any, they have...

      Jerusalem: Churches

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what meetings they have had, or intend to have, with the Heads of Churches in Jerusalem following the decision of 25 February to close the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

      Western Sahara: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following the European Court of Justice decision on 27 February on the EU–Morocco Fisheries Agreement, they will meet with the new representative of...

      Syria: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the UN sponsored peace process in Syria.

      Syria: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the progress made at the Geneva talks regarding long-term political solutions for Syria.

      Syria: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had at the UN Security Council in relation to finding a long-term political solution for Syria.

      Salah Hamouri

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel in regard to the extended detention without trial of the Palestinian–French lawyer Salah Hamouri.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Neonatal Mortality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the incidence of neonatal mortality and morbidity in (1) 2000–05, (2) 2005–10, and (3) 2010–15.

    • Absent Voting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total number of postal votes issued in (1) England, (2) Scotland, (3) Wales, and (4) Northern Ireland, for each general election from 2010 to 2017;...

  • Department for International Development

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the Department for International Development (DfID) ensures that inclusion is taken into account in its development and humanitarian projects and programmes;...

    • HIV Infection: Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Global Disability Summit to be held in July will consider discrimination by association of people living with HIV infection, such as members of the...

      Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what contribution the UK made to the humanitarian aid delivered by UN aid convoys to Syria at the beginning of March.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Palace of Westminster

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what will happen to the various items, including green-shaded lights, computers, air conditioning units, microwaves, laptops, telephones and fridges, which are...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Private Rented Housing: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to consult local authorities on the re-introduction of a licensing system similar to that operating in London until the Deregulation Act 2015...

    • Mayors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 20 February (HL5546), what steps may be taken when a city mayor has abolished an overview and...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Type 45 Destroyers: Radar

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there has been any investment in a Ballistic Missile Defence upgrade for the Sampson radar on the T45 destroyers which will protect the new aircraft carriers.

    • Radar

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is a requirement for a sovereign capability in radar development and production.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • River Exe: Flood Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 21 December 2016 (HL4156), whether the Environment Agency intends to support the removal by Network...

    • Environmental Health

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the withdrawal and archiving of guidance by Defra, as part of its Smarter Guidance Review, on the ability of...

  • Home Office

    • Edward Heath

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 1 March, whether they have the power to set up a judge-led review of the report of the Chief...

    • Exclusion Orders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals are currently subject to exclusion orders from the UK; and whether their names are available online to all immigration officers so that they...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by the Prime Minister on 28 February (HC Deb, col 823) that “no UK Prime Minister could ever agree to” the draft withdrawal...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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