Written answers

Monday, 19 March 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Directly Operated Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to page 4 of the Directly Operated Railways Limited annual report and statements for the year ended 31 March 2017, what the revised...

    • Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the source of consumer concerns relating to ownership and use of electric vehicles; and what steps his...

      Midland Main Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of changes to journey time on the Midland Mainline in the event that the Mark 4 InterCity 225 stock is cascaded onto that...

      Railways: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans are in place to ensure the timely delivery of the Felixstowe-to-Nuneaton freight rail link.

      Railways: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans to extend the trial of the 26-30 Railcard outside of (a) Great Anglia and (b) 10,000 railcards that have been issued.

      Transforming Cities Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the cost of bidding for funds from the City Transformation Fund.

      East Anglia Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether Greater Anglia rail franchise is meeting its financial performance targets; and if he will make a statement.

      East Anglia Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the premium payments of £3.8 billion on the Greater Anglia rail franchise will be paid in full.

      East Anglia Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of whether the Greater Anglia rail franchise contract will be fulfilled.

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of Transport, for what reasons his Department's consultation entitled Road Vehicles Improving Air quality and Safety has run for a period of four weeks rather than the 12...

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he will plans to ask Northern to extend the delay repay compensation scheme to commuters affected by delays of 15 minutes.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Energy: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment OFGEN has made of the level of customer satisfaction with the complaints process for energy...

    • Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to consult on post-feed-in tariff policy support for solar power; and if he will make a...

      Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with employers who use agency contracts on access to bereavement or...

      Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect on the level of workers' rights of people being employed...

      Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of people who have been employed as agency workers for (a)...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of his Department's estate is (a) rented, (b) owned and (c) occupied through any other type of agreement.

      Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information on (a) labour rights and (b) access to advice and remedy is routinely provided to workers who (i) file...

      ACAS: Undocumented Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether Acas is permitted to mediate for undocumented workers in the UK.

      ACAS: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what funding has been provided from the public purse to Acas for its helpline in each of the last five years; and how...

      Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the budget of the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate is for 2018-19; and how many staff it plans to employ...

      Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many workers were assisted by the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate in each of the last 12 months.

      Employment Agencies: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of notice periods for people on agency contracts with regard to...

      Newquay Cornwall Airport: Spaceflight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with the UK Space Agency on Cornwall Newquay Airport's bid to become a spaceport.

      Carillion: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 1 March to Question 129527 on Carillion: Insolvency, how much in funds has been raised from...

      Limited Liability: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many firms are registered as Scottish Limited Partnerships in the UK.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of the 8.6 million smart meters installed by the end of 2017 were (a) advanced and (b) SMETS1 meters.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Armed Forces: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign And Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his counterparts in the (a) EU and (b) UN Security Council on stopping the practice...

    • Armed Conflict: Children

      To ask Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much funding his Department has allocated to organisations which tackle the use of child soldiers in conflict in each of the...

      Armed Conflict: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help partner countries to build institutional capacity to decrease the use of child...

      China: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations his Department has to the Chinese authorities on the detention of (a) Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang,...

      Sri Lanka: Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Sri Lanka on the establishment in that country of an office on missing...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March to Question 129926, what response the Minister of State for Europe and the Americas received...

      China: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps to seek regular reports from the British Embassy in Beijing on the wellbeing of the two delegates of the...

      Falkland Islands: Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, what the process is for approving licences for hydrocarbon activity in the Falklands; which bodies are consulted with for...

      Gaza: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government was represented at the US-led meeting at the White House on 13 March 2018 on the humanitarian crisis in...

      Russia: Chemical Weapons Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, to which chemical weapons treaties the UK is a signatory; and to which such treaties it is a joint signatory with Russia.

      Armed Conflict: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2017 to Question 117050, on armed conflict: schools, what assessment the Government has...

      Indonesia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his counterpart in Indonesia on the potential criminalisation of LGBT acts and...

      Philippines: International Criminal Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to his counterpart in the Philippines on the potential withdrawal of that country from...

      Klara Kabilova

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Government of Kyrgyzstan on the case of Klara Kabilova, the chairwoman of...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with the European Commission on retaining EU citizenship for UK citizens after the UK leaves the EU.

    • Charter of Fundamental Rights (EU)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps he is taking to ensure that the protection of UK citizen's personal data under EU Charter of Fundamental Rights is...

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what the Government’s policy is on associate EU citizenship for UK nationals in the event that the UK leaves the EU.

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what estimate he has made of the number of new regulatory bodies which will be required once the UK leaves the EU; and what the role...

      Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will list the independent studies commissioned by his Department on the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the devolved...

      Mobile Phones: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with mobile telephone operators on mobile data roaming charges after the UK leaves the EU.

      Railways: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what account the Government will take of the rail supply industry in future trade negotiations with EU and non-EU countries after the...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what proportion of his Department's estate is (a) rented, (b) owned and (c) occupied through any other type of agreement.

      Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the UK video games industry.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what information he holds on the rate of remuneration for cleaners in his Department.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many cases there were of pulmonary arterial hypertension in England in each of the last 3 years.

    • In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to reduce the number of clinical commissioning groups that have decommissioned IVF services.

      Patients: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to (a) publish the evaluation report on the national pilot on hospital trusts requesting two forms of identification from...

      Psychiatry: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS child and adolescent psychiatrists have been employed in (a) Kent, (b) Surrey and (c) Sussex for the last two years for...

      Musculoskeletal Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of administering intra-joint injections by ultrasound instead of by x-ray...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the level of service support that children with eating disorders (a) is not reduced and (b) does...

      Food: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether additional resources have been allocated to (a) the Food Standards Agency and (b) local authorities to allow the inspection of...

      Paralysis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been diagnosed with facial paralysis in each of the last five years.

      Oesophageal Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for the test for esophageal cancer to be made available on the NHS.

      Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder in each of the last five years.

      Haematological Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care what proportion of patients referred to a multidisciplinary diagnostic centre have been (a) suspected of having blood cancer and (b)...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to reduce the time between EU marketing authorisation and NICE appraisal of treatments for serious and progressive...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what timeline is for NHS England to complete commercial negotiations with pharmaceutical companies after a treatment has met the NICE...

      Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many vacancies were there for (a) nurses, (b) junior doctors, (c) doctors and (d) consultants, in the Barking, Havering and Redbridge...

      Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the PFI payments made by Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust relating to (a) capital costs...

      NHS Trusts: Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons the deadline of the end of 2017 for Public Health England to publish data on hand gel usage in NHS trusts has not been met.

      NHS Property Services: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had on (a) complete and (b) partial privatisation of the National Health Service's Property Services.

      NHS Property Services: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the NHS Property Services' (a) agreements and (b) completion dates for the delivery of building...

      Psychiatry: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS child and adolescent psychiatrists have been employed in the North West in the last two years for which data is available.

      Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to ensure compliance with the (a) Government's fit and proper person test and (b) NHS duty of candour had been...

      NHS: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the (a) Government's fit and proper person test and (b) NHS duty of candour is suspended in the eventof evidence of (i) harm and (ii)...

      Halton Clinical Commissioning Group

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

      Halton Clinical Commissioning Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of his time the interim Chief Officer for Halton Clinical Commissioning Group spends in (a) Halton and (b) Warrington.

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to increase the level of real term funding for mental health services in England.

      Mental Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department are taking to reduce patient waiting lists for mental health services in England.

      Clinical Commissioning Groups: Merseyside and Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many Clinical Commissioning Groups in (a) Cheshire and (b) Merseyside do not have a permanent Chief Officer.

      South Tees Health NHS Trust: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have received mental health treatment from South Tees NHS Trust since 2010.

      Air Pollution: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate the Government has made of the number of deaths per year caused by air pollution in each of the last five years.

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made as assessment of the compatibility of Government provision of back-pay to care providers for sleep-in shifts with EU...

      NHS (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to monitor the effect of the NHS (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Amendment) Regulations 2017; and if...

      Kettering Hospital: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what Kettering General Hospital needs to do to get out of special measures.

      Mental Health: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the use of (a) the arts and (b) culture was included in the consultation on the Green Paper on Transforming children and young...

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to implement Public Health England's Health in all policies, published in October 2016.

  • Department for International Development

    • Papua New Guinea: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what aid the UK has given to the authorities in Papua New Guinea as a result of the recent earthquake.

    • Sierra Leone: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support the UK Government has provided to help people affected by the 2017 floods and mudslides in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

      Gaza: Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the (a) social, (b) economic and (c) humanitarian effects of the ongoing Israeli naval blockade...

      Occupied Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what classification of fragility her Department uses for the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

      Central African Republic: Job Creation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to help increase job opportunities for adults in the Central African Republic.

      EU Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether it is the Government’s policy to continue to contribute to EU International Development efforts after the UK leaves the EU.

      Department for International Development: Staff

      what proportion of her Department's staff are (a) female and (b) male.

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department supports the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Occupied Palestinian...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when she plans to reply to the letter of the hon Member for Harrow West of 13th February on UNAIDS.

      Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS: Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she has met the campaign group Code Blue to discuss concerns about sexual harassment at UNAIDs; and if she will make a statement.

      Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS: Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make an assessment of the merits of a system for reporting sexual harassment which is independent of senior management at...

  • Department for Education

    • Universal Credit

      To ask Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the annual cost of extending (a) free school meals, (b) the pupil premium to all pupils whose parents are in receipt of...

    • Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to his Answer of 6 March to Question 129597 on Unemployment: Young People, how many and what proportion of pupils who were (a) eligible for...

      *No heading*

      What assessment he has made of the effect of the Government’s policy on funded childcare on the financial viability of childcare settings.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to promote apprenticeships.

      Labour Market: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has evaluated usage of its careerometer.

      Engineering: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to raise awareness of engineering as a career among secondary school pupils.

      Adoption: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2018 to Question 130543, by what method his Department assesses the cost-effectiveness of funding given to adopters...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason the Government classes older apprentices as those over the age of 25; and if his Department will make an assessment of the potential...

      Social Work: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to promote social work as a career choice.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of young people aged between 16 and 24 who started an apprenticeship remained in their placement after (a) three months, (b) six...

      Primary Education: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much his Department has spent from the public purse on supporting sport in primary schools in each year since 2010.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children under the age of (a) 11 and (b) 18 were taken into care in each of the last three years as a result of their mother being...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children with SEND have not been transferred to Education and Health Care Plans.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the legal status will be from 1 April 2018 of children’s SEN statements that have not been transferred to an education, health and care plan.

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the number of teachers on each point of the upper pay range.

      Adoption and Surrogate Motherhood: MRKH Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department is taking steps to assist people with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome with the financial costs of (a) adoption and...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Community Rehabilitation Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for each community rehabilitation company, how many people under supervision had (a) one, (b) two, (c) three, (d) four, (e) five or more different...

    • Community Rehabilitation Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many crimes were committed by people being supervised by each community rehabilitation company in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the proportion of prison assaults in 2017 that were committed as a result of the assailant taking a psychoactive substance.

      Prisons: Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many internal reports on riots or other disorder incidents in prison his Department has conducted since 2010; and for each such report (a) when was...

      Ministry of Justice: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March 2018 to Question 130238, on Prison Officers, what is estimate his Department has made of the cost of answering that...

      Prison Sentences: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women received custodial sentence in 2017, by each Home Office offence code.

      Confiscation Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much funding his Department has spent on staffing costs for staff responsible for enforcement of orders for confiscation under the Proceeds of Crime...

      Ministry of Justice: Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 February 2018 to Question 126471, on Capita, which contractual obligations Capita has with his Department (a) do and (b) do...

      Ministry of Justice: Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 February 2018 to Question 126471, on Capita, on how many occasions his Department has refused to approve a subcontractor...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for each community rehabilitation company, how many people currently under supervision have had (a) one, (b) two, (c) three, (d) four and (e) five or...

      Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has plans to increase the accountability of coroners to the public; and if he will make a statement.

      Employment Tribunals Service: Undocumented Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many claims by migrants working undocumented in the UK were taken up by employment tribunals in each of the last five years.

      Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many employment tribunal cases have been brought under equalities legislation (a) in each year since tribunal fees of £1,200 were introduced...

      Courts: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2018 to Question 127599 on Courts: Buildings, to whom each court was sold.

      Ministry of Justice: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what financial deductions were levied against companies with which his Department had a contract during 2017; and if he will list for each financial...

      Ministry of Justice: Amey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2018 to Question 130494 on Ministry of Justice: Amey, for what reason his Department does not hold centrally...

      Ministry of Justice: Public Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department spent on focus groups in December 2017.

      Prisoners: Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children were born to women in custody in each of the last three years.

      Sentencing: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women received custodial sentences of less than (a) three and (b) six months in each of the last three years.

      CAFCASS: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many complaints have been made against the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service in the most recent period for which figures are...

      CAFCASS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much funding the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service received in each of the last six years.

      Funerals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing (a) national minimum standards and (b) eligibility criteria to the administration of...

      Funerals: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the Government has plans to introduce a children's funeral fund.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Gypsies and Travellers: Health Services

      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...

    • Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when the Government plans to issue its consultation on reviewing the effectiveness of laws designed to tackle illegal...

      Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to review the banding of domestic properties for the purpose of collecting council tax.

      Bed and Breakfast Accommodation: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, in how many instances local authorities have exceeded the six-week limit for using bed and breakfast accommodation for...

      Housing Benefit: Refuges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2018 to Question 130452, on Housing Benefit: Refuges, when his Department plans to...

      One Public Estate Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what restrictions are placed on the use of capital receipts gained from local authorities' disposals of surplus...

      Non-domestic Rates: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will reduce business rates for general aviation airfields to reflect their potential contribution to the economy.

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the amount that councils are required to pay back...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to support local authorities to ensure that unused brownfield sites are...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding allocated to programmes in his Department has been reallocated to programmes preparing for the UK...

      Garden Communities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the criteria for and restrictions on borrowing for local authorities are in relation to garden settlement proposals.

      Local Government: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2018 to Question 131575, on Local Government: Dorset, what assessment he has made...

      Local Government: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Statement of 7 November 2017, Local Government Improvement, HCWS 232, what public...

      Local Government: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what response his Department received to its suggestion that councils in Dorset should apply a voluntary cap of...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Defence Equipment: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the military assets his Department has sold to other countries; and what the criteria was for those sales in each of the last five years.

    • Defence Equipment: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK companies have received a financial return from his Department's sale of military assets in each of the last five years; and what the value...

      Submarines: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent progress has been made on the Submarine Dismantling Project; and if he will make a statement.

      War Pensions: Mesothelioma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the number of war disablement pension claims from veterans with mesothelioma from (a) 16 December 2015 to 3 April 2016, (b) 4 April...

      War Pensions: Mesothelioma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the number of war widow(er)s pensions awarded for veterans who died of mesothelioma between (a) 6 April 2015 to 3 April 2016, (b) 4...

      War Pensions: Mesothelioma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate his Department has made of the potential number of mesothelioma claims by veterans in the next five years.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households in Scotland receive a child element under universal credit.

    • Social Security Benefits: Liverpool Walton

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

      Jobcentres: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations her Department has received on the effect of the closure of Norris Green Jobcentre Plus office on the local community.

      Funeral Payments: Children

      To ask Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications for funeral expenses payments for children under (a) two, (b) five and (c) 18 years have been made in each of the last three...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) received less than two months notice of the closure of SMI.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the ending of Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) on (a) homeowners who are...

      Poverty: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have been deemed to be living in in-work poverty in each (a) constituency in Wales and (b) ward in Delyn in each year since 2010.

      Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will provide a bespoke HMRC helpline for recipients of a Mineworkers' Pension who have received incorrect tax information.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect on household income of the replacement of Support for Mortgage Interest with a new loans-based...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has revised the assumptions set out on page 8 of the impact assessment on Converting support for mortgage interest from a benefit...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2018 to Question 125704, on Mortgages: Interest Payments, how the application process for the new loan...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many couples receiving universal credit (a) with dependent children and (b) with no children have (i) one partner in work and (ii) both...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many couples receiving universal credit have a child under the age of three in their household.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many couples receiving universal credit have nominated one partner as being responsible for a child; and how many of those so nominated...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Plastics: Beaches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the quantity of plastics washed up on UK beaches in each year since 2015.

    • Dame Glenys Stacey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what financial remuneration Dame Glenys Stacey will receive from his Department for undertaking the review of the rules...

      Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government plans to take to help safeguard the future of smaller farms.

      Plastic Bags: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that retailers pass on the full cost of the five pence charge for plastic...

      Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to encourage Parish Councils to adopt single-use plastic-free policies.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) birth and (b) adoptive children with parents who are British citizens have been denied entry to the UK in each of the last five...

    • Greater Manchester Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department estimates that its funding allocated to Greater Manchester Police will increase or decrease in real terms in each...

      Abortion: Protest

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of Public Space Protection Orders in preventing intimidation around abortion clinics.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, further to the Answer of 13 March 2018 to Question 131300, how many requests for transfer into the UK under the Dublin Regulation in 2017...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, further to the Answer of 12 March 2018 to Question 131303, of the 55 pregnant women detained in the immigration detention estate in 2017,...

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what Government funding has been made available to people who have experienced (a) child sexual exploitation, (b) domestic abuse and...

      Right of Abode: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the answer of 4 April 2017 to Question 69321, on Right of Abode: Veterans, what the timetable is for the decision to be made on...

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of changes in the level of police funding on the ability of police forces to maintain financial...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Churches: Blackburn

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, pursuant to the answer of 13 March 2018 to Question 131116 on Churches: Blackburn, what assessment has been made...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Motor Vehicles: Brakes

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has plans to update Government procurement guidelines to ensure that only vehicles procured by (a) Government Departments, (b) public...

    • Government Departments: Data Protection

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to counter leaks of sensitive material across Whitehall Departments.

      Cabinet Office: Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department plans to spend on projects relating to the UK leaving the EU in the next five years; and if he will list the projects to which...

      Carillion

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to his Oral Statement of 15 January 2018, Official Report, column 624, on Carillion, how many calls the Carillion helpline established...

      Carillion

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to his Oral Statement, 15 January 2018, Official Report, column 624, on Carillion, how many people based in Scotland who contacted the...

      Lobbying: Registration

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will review the the fees for the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 in consultation with...

      Life Expectancy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the projected life expectancy rates for (a) males and (b) females in each 10 year cohort from birth.

      Departmental Coordination

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2018 to Question 129524 on departmental coordination, whether his Department has targets for the (a) proportion of...

      Foreign Nationals: Birth Rate

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of adults born in the UK to non-UK parents who are permanently living in the UK and who have not established UK...

      Electoral Register: West Midlands

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent estimate the Government has made of the number of eligible people who are not on the electoral register in (a) Coventry and (b) the West...

      Perinatal Mortality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many stillbirths were recorded in each month of the last five years.

  • Treasury

    • Pensions: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was paid out in Lifetime Allowance charges in each year between 2010-2011 to 2017-2018; and what estimate he has made of the amount to be paid in...

    • Revenue and Customs Digital Technology Services: Staff

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 85 of the HMRC Annual Report and Accounts 2016-17, how many employees of Revenue and Customs Digital Technology Services Ltd are line...

      Care Homes: Minimum Wage

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many members of the Social Care Compliance Scheme there are.

      Duty Free Allowances: EU Countries

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will launch a consultation on the merits of duty free sales to EU countries after the UK leaves the EU.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 124788, what the evidential basis is for the Government’s estimation that parents with children...

      Income Tax: Thornbury and Yate

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in the Thornbury and Yate constituency his Department estimates will benefit from the rise in tax free personal allowance during the...

      Child Care Vouchers

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Secretary of State for Education's oral contribution of 13th March 2018, Official Report, column 802, what discussions he has had with...

      Tonnage Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the change in tax liabilities for shipping companies in the tonnage tax scheme in each financial year from 2015-16 to 2018-19.

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 27th February 2018 to Question 129366, what financial support he plans to provide to working parents of disabled children in...

      Film: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will set out all films that benefited from UK film tax relief in each of the last five years.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the oral contribution from the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions of 13 March 2018, Official Report, column 768, on what date he plans...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • National Lottery: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much National Lottery funding as been allocated to projects in (a) Leeds North West constituency and (b) West Yorkshire in...

    • Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many domestic trips for the purpose of visiting friends and relatives were made in England in 2017.

      Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how the Government Office for Artificial Intelligence plans to improve diversity in the artificial intelligence workforce.

      Gambling: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what (a) legislative frameworks and (b) guidance are in place to ensure the protection of children from practices that (i)...

      Mobile Phones: Rural Areas

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

      Charities: Fund Raising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support his Department is providing to charities to improve their digital fundraising infrastructure.

      Cultural Heritage: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which projects have (a) been funded by and (b) had funding approved from the Cultural Development Fund; and what the overall...

      Exercise: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of trends in the weekly level of physical activity for people aged 16 years and under since 2010;...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of his Department's spending by region and constituent part of the UK in each year since 2010.

  • Leader of the House

    • Sinn Fein: Finance

      To ask the Leader of the House, with which political parties she has discussed reducing the amount of representative money given to Sinn Fein; and if she will make a statement.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Assembly: Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to her oral contribution of 12 March 2018, Official Report, column 642, if she will set out the timescale to receive full and final...

  • Attorney General

    • Offences against Children: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, how many successful prosecutions there have been for child sexual abuse-related offences in (a) Telford constituency and (b) England in each year since 2010.

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: North of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what specific schemes will be included in the £3 billion programme of upgrades to the Trans Pennine route.

    • Air Routes: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what priority they place on the maintenance of a regular air link between Northern Ireland and London; and how frequently they consult on that issue with (1)...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Fracking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following publication of the report of the US House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology Committee, Russian Attempts to...

    • Fracking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of shale gas and oil wells that will have been hydraulically fractured by (1) 2020, and (2) 2025.

      Fracking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the volume of shale gas and oil that will have been produced by (1) 2020, and (2) 2025.

      Fracking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the contribution of UK-sourced shale gas to the energy security of the UK.

      Fracking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the proportion of UK gas demand that could be met from UK-sourced shale gas.

      Foreign Companies: China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what powers they have to prevent the sale of UK-owned companies to entities from, or associated with, China; and what criteria they apply in reaching a decision on...

      UK Research and Innovation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to which Secretary of State the UK Research and Innovation Board reports.

      Shops: Publications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they (1) support, and (2) plan to support, independent booksellers and bookshops across the UK, including any initiatives undertaken in cooperation with local...

      Medicine: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that EU funding into medical research projects within the UK does not stop after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any representations to the governments of (1) Russia, and (2) Syria, to allow food and medical supplies into Eastern Ghouta.

    • Turkey: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to discuss with the government of Turkey the high rate of arrests in Turkey for reasons reported to be connected with the 2016 attempted coup,...

      Central Europe: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions, if any, they have had with the governments of (1) Poland, and (2) Hungary, about fundamental European values, including (a) the rule of...

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to make representations to the government of Israel about encroachments into the land of the occupied West Bank, for example around the...

      Gaza: Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they intend to make to the government of Egypt about permanently reopening the Rafah crossing.

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they support proposals for a 30-day ceasefire throughout Syria; and whether they intend to call for the permanent ending of Turkish military attacks into...

      Chechnya: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the state of human rights in Chechnya, including in connection with (1) extra-judicial killings, (2) collective punishment, (3)...

      Russia: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the governments of (1) Russia, and (2) Chechnya, about the use of the collective punishment in response to crimes...

      Chechnya: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to support organisations working to provide access to justice for victims of human rights violations in Chechnya.

      Oyub Titiev

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to pursue the issue of the detention and prosecution of Oyub Titiev, Director of the Memorial Human Rights Centre, in Chechnya; and...

      Natalia Estemirova

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Russia about the need to ensure that those responsible for the death of human rights defender,...

      Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the extent to which Russian oligarchs have been able to acquire Republic of Cyprus nationality, (2) the extent to...

      Diplomatic Service: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in the Diplomatic Service of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in employing black and minority ethnic (BAME) persons, since the...

      Yassin al-Saradih

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations, if any, they have made to the government of Israel in regard to reports that Yassin a-Saradih was shot and subsequently beaten before...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • UK Relations with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the speech by the Prime Minister on 2 March, what estimate they have made of (1) the cost to public funds, (2) the number of personnel, and...

    • Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to minimise the costs arising from regulatory divergence after Brexit, as identified in HM Government’s impact assessments...

      Brexit: Gibraltar

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what mechanisms they have established to facilitate regular consultation with the government and people of Gibraltar in relation to Brexit negotiations.

      Brexit: Gibraltar

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they are giving to the economy of Gibraltar in negotiations on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

      Brexit: Gibraltar

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assurances they have given to the government of Gibraltar regarding Gibraltar’s access to the EU Single Market for services after Brexit.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Out-patients: Attendance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many missed appointments at hospital out-patient services there were in each year between 2007 and 2017; and what is their estimate of the total cost...

  • Department for Education

    • Out-of-school Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 14 December 2017 (HL3782, HL3783 and HL3786), when they expect to publish the guidance on...

    • Pupils: Registration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of recent amendments to the Pupil Registration Regulation requiring schools to improve the information provided...

      Home Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to collect information from Ofsted on the number of children who are electively home educated, given that this information is already...

      Home Education: Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to publish at local authority level the annual information obtained through SEN2, regarding (1) the number of children entering home...

      Out-of-school Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 24 January (HL4624), when they will make an announcement on the outcome of the call for...

      Schools: Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the finding of the report from The Place2Be's survey of headteachers that children with mental health problems are suffering as a...

      Schools: Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are considering the provision of independent mental health counselling for pupils in all secondary schools in England.

      Children: Disadvantaged

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the future prospects of children in the poorest and most deprived areas in England; and what assessment they have made of whether...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to ensure that any Apprenticeship Levy underspend is retained in the areas where it is raised, in order to address local skills gaps.

      Universities: Freedom of Expression

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of protection of freedom of speech at universities, following the violent disruption at the King's College London Libertarian...

      Higher Education: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have compiled any statistics on the gender and ethnicity of holders of leadership roles in Russell Group higher education institutions; and if so,...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Reparation by Offenders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to promote the practice of restorative justice for all levels of crime, with a view to reducing custodial sentences and re-offending.

  • Treasury

    • Small Businesses: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking to make it easier for small businesses to navigate complex and expensive tax procedures; and how they plan to increase awareness of...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Fracking: Planning Permission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the average time taken between the first planning application for a shale gas well being received and final consent being granted...

    • Fracking: Planning Permission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce delays in the planning process for shale gas development.

      Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which local authorities are satisfied with the level of support and engagement that they are receiving from HM...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to consider supporting local authorities to meet the refurbishment costs of buildings similar to Grenfell Tower, in order...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Army

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a log of the daily activities of HQ 39 Infantry Brigade is still in existence; and if so, under whose control it is kept.

    • Torpedoes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which the US Mark 54 torpedo is as effective operationally and intrinsically safe as Stingray.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the UK’s share of the F-35 Block 4 development is proposed to be; and when those funds will need to be committed.

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the status of the Power and Propulsion Upgrade for the T45; when the first ship will be taken in hand; and when all six T45s will be fully operationally...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Children: Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of the child population in the UK is below the poverty line.

  • Home Office

    • Housing: Charities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will clarify what relationship, if any, there is between housing charities and the Home Office with regard to accountability.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Carillion: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who in the ministerial team in the Cabinet Office was responsible for oversight of Her Majesty's Government’s Carillion contracts; whether proposals were...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the UK’s ability to secure beneficial trade deals with other nations without EU backing.

    • Overseas Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many organisations, individuals, and other stakeholders have been consulted in relation to the comprehensive series of engagement activities undertaken by the...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Data Protection Bill (HL)

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the notification by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 17 January (HL Deb, col 649), which prerogatives and interests the Prince of Wales had...

    • National Portrait Gallery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the trustees of the National Portrait Gallery following the decision to close that gallery to public access to allow a private...

      Broadcasting: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 7 March (HL5757), what plans they have to enable Ofcom to regulate podcasts which are not produced by...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Gender Recognition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of individuals who self-identify as transsexual; and how many individuals have received a Gender Recognition Certificate since...

    • Females: Directors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the recommendations of the Hampton-Alexander review on FTSE women leaders to ensure that the target of there being at least...

      Females: Directors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan (1) to monitor performance of the Hampton-Alexander review voluntary target for Women on Boards, and (2) to minimise pressure for quotas.

      Gender: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have in respect of (1) business, and (2) the public sector, to increase visibility and activity to promote gender equality.

      HIV Infection: Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they propose to include HIV in UK disability laws, in line with the view of UN AIDs that the inclusion of HIV has been an effective means of addressing...

      Castes: Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many responses to their consultation on caste in Great Britain and equality law were accepted after the closing date for submissions; and whether statistics on...

      Females: Candidates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to identify and remove barriers to women standing as (1) local councillors, and (2) Members of Parliament.

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