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Written answers

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport : Buildings

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

    • Taxis: Wheelchairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of s165 of the Equality Act 2010 in ensuring that wheelchair users are able to hire taxis.

      Trains: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March 2018 to Question 130371, how many (a) new and (b) refurbished TransPennine Express trains will be released by the...

      Department for Transport: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much money his Department has raised from the sale of (a) assets, (b) land and (c) buildings in each year since 2010.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Workers (Definition and Rights) Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when (a) he and (b) a Minister of his Department plans to meet the hon. Member for Glasgow South West to discuss the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Buildings

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

    • Gui Minhai

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterparts in (a) Hong Kong and (b) the People’s Republic of China on the case...

      Andargachew Tsege

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his counterpart in the Government of Ethiopia on the imprisonment of British citizen...

      Azerbaijan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his counterpart in the Azerbaijan Government on human rights in that country.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to Israeli counterparts on the continued use of live fire by Israeli naval forces against...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Office, how many people involved in the transfer of Palestinian children out of the West Bank to prisons inside Israel entered the UK in...

      Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including a statement on the right to freedom of religion or belief in...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: International Covenant On Civil and Political Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken in partnership with his international counterparts to encourage the Government of the Democratic...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on military intervention in the Democratic Republic of Congo to...

      Commonwealth: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage free and fair elections in Commonwealth nations.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much money his Department has raised from the sale of (a) assets, (b) land and (c) buildings in each year since 2010.

      Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government’s priorities are for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit in April 2018.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Rare Diseases: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of NICE's consideration of drugs for rare diseases.

    • Smoking: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce smoking prevalence rates amongst (a) serving armed forces personnel and (b) veterans; and if he will...

      Haematological Cancer: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequacy of provision of (a) emotional and (b) psychological support for people with blood cancer.

      Barts Health NHS Trust: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many vacancies there were for (a) nurses, (b) junior doctors, (c) doctors, and (d) consultants, at Barts Health NHS Trust, in each...

      Antibiotics: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the accurate prescription of antibiotics to patients.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Buildings

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

      Clinical Commissioning Groups: Halton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his Answer of 8 March 2018 to Question 130486 on Clinical Commissioning Groups: Halton, what recent assessment he has made of...

      Respiratory System: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to research by the Department of Clinical Science at Bergen University, if he will make an assessment of the implications...

      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 Kent in the last two years for which data is available.

      Medical Treatments: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the reasons are for the yellow card system for reporting medical harms not including psycho-social therapies including (a) graded...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of the heightened risk of cancer arising from the consumption of nitrate-processed...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money has been spent on commissioning non-NHS tier 4 mental health inpatient beds for young people aged under 18 in each of the...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish a list of the private sector companies which are in receipt of diabetes transformation funds.

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

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in the levels of PFI payments to made by the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals...

      Rare Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the NHS in England has to adopt the definition of an ultra-rare disease as a condition with a prevalence of 1 in 50,000 or...

      Cancer: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government is taking steps to (a) educate young people on the risks of cancer and (b) ensure that young people attend regular...

      Health Professions: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the average number of hours spent on administrative tasks each week by (a) nurses and (b) GPs in the latest...

      General Practitioners: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of GPs in England are over 50 years old.

      Mental Health: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what resources his Department has allocated to tackle loneliness among older people in the last 12 months.

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report by the Food Research Collaboration, Weakening UK food law enforcement: a risky tactic in Brexit, what...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information he holds on the rate of remuneration for cleaners in his Department.

      Arthritis: Chiropody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he takes to ensure that every patient newly diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis is referred to podiatry services for early...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve access to NHS dentists.

      Regional Medicines Optimisation Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with clinical commissioning groups on ensuring that guidance from the NHS England Regional Medical...

      Breast Cancer: Lincolnshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure geographical equality in the level of breast cancer care in (a) Lincoln constituency and...

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether NHS England has the power to prevent the implementation of minimum waiting times for routine elective care.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, in what proportion of cases her Department received information that it did not already hold in each month since the Memorandum of...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department makes any additional maintenance funding available to student nurses who work on placements during the university...

      Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 15 March to Question 131949 on Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, on what date the Independent Reconfiguration...

      Social Services: Minumum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March 2018 to Question 131015 on Social Services: Minimum Wage, what the (a) cost to the public purse is of...

  • Attorney General

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Buildings

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

    • Wales Office: Cleaning Services

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

      Wales Office: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much money his Department has raised from the sale of (a) assets, (b) land and (c) buildings in each year since 2010.

      Ports: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the (a) Secretary of State for Transport and (b) Welsh Government on checking freight at Holyhead and Pembroke docks...

  • Department for Education

    • Department for Education: Buildings

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

    • Free School Meals: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons Northern Ireland is not included in the Government's plans to increase the threshold for free school meals for universal credit claimants.

      Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the devolution of the adult education budget on the development of literacy, numeracy and...

      Workers Educational Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what public funding has been provided to the Workers Educational Association in each of the last three years; and what plans the Government has to...

      Department for Education: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which external recruitment agencies are used by his Department's non-departmental public bodies.

      Mature Students: Student Wastage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Higher Education Statistics Agency's non-continuation performance indicators, published on 8 March, what steps he he is taking...

      Pre-school Education: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Early Years Workforce Strategy published in March 2017, what assessment his Department has made of (a) the feasibility of and...

      Further Education: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the decision to reduce Jisc’s funding and introduce fees for further education colleges...

      Further Education: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support his Department will provide to further education colleges that are unable to meet the cost of fees for Jisc’s essential IT...

      Educational Institutions: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many cyber security related incidents affected (a) further education colleges and (b) higher education institutions in 2017.

      Further Education: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential risk to cyber security of further education colleges deciding to opt-out of paying for...

      Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 15 March 2018 to Question 132172, on Adult Education: Finance, for what reason it is necessary to be a residential provider...

      Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 15 March to Question 132171, on adult education: finance, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect of those...

      Pre-school Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to his Answer of 13 March 2018 to Question 131756, what the reasons are for the feasibility study taking longer than March 2018 to be...

      Schools: Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of mandating the provision of access to counselling in schools and colleges.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many victim liaison officers have been employed to work in each constituency in each year since 1 June 2014.

    • Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average salary for a victim liaison officer has been in each year since 1 June 2014.

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the (a) courts and (b) tribunals that had contracts with Carillion for the provision of services.

      Bedford Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2018 to Questions 131226, 131234 and 131225 on Bedford Prison, for what reasons the separate incidents were not...

      Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the standard rate of subsistence paid to prison officers on detached duty per overnight stay is.

  • Treasury

    • Income Tax: Thornbury and Yate

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people are estimated to benefit from the rise in the tax free personal allowance during the 2017-2018 financial year in Thornbury and Yate constituency.

    • Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide a bespoke HMRC helpline for recipients of a Mineworkers' Pension who have received incorrect tax information.

      Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when HMRC plans to issue revised tax statements to people in receipt of a Mineworkers' Pension who have received incorrect tax information.

      Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the Government will make compensation available for the (a) distress caused and (b) additional costs incurred by recipients of a mineworkers pension who...

      Renewable Energy: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to reduce VAT on (a) power walls and (b) other renewable energy products intended for domestic use.

      Gift Aid

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) assessment he has made of the potential benefits to charities and (b) estimate he has made of the potential cost to the public purse of introducing...

      Treasury: Assets

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money his Department has raised from the sale of (a) assets, (b) land and (c) buildings in each year since 2010.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions of 13 March 2018, Official Report, column 767, what the specific...

      Ports: Wales

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an assessment of the state of readiness of Holyhead and Pembroke docks to enforce custom checks in the event that the UK...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many allegations of violations of International Human Law in Yemen by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia his Department has received in each of the last 12...

    • Ministry of Defence: Buildings

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

      Ministry of Defence: Cleaning Services

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

      Porton Down: Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to Hard as well as soft power: the case for modern defence, published by his Department on 15 March 2018, whether the £48 million...

      Ministry of Defence: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much money his Department has raised from the sale of (a) assets, (b) land and (c) buildings in each year since 2010.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of assessment centres have no (a) disabled parking and (b) disabled access.

    • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit: Dupuytren's Contracture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons she has not added Dupuytren's Contracture to the Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit list of conditions.

      Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on how many occasions her Department has refused to add a condition to the list of prescribed diseases following a recommendation from the...

      Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit: Dupuytren's Contracture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations she has received on not including Dupuytren's Contracture on the list of prescribed diseases.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people receiving their first universal credit payment have had money deducted from that payment to repay debt from (a) the Social...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she has taken to reduce the number of people declaring incorrect incomes to avoid child support payments in the last 12 months.

      Private Rented Housing: Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the Health and Safety Executive has the necessary powers to enforce the requirement for...

      Asylum: National Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will issue national insurance numbers to all asylum seekers when they are granted refugee status.

      Habitual Residence Test

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of whether refugees should be required to pass a habitual residence test for benefits after being granted refugee...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 14 February 2018 to Question 127010, on employment and support allowance, how many ESA65B letters her Department has...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will take steps to review the regulatory framework for occupational pension schemes including the Universities Superannuation Scheme.

      Asylum: National Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many asylum seekers who have indefinite leave to remain are awaiting the allocation of a national insurance number.

      Universal Credit: Lincoln

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the effect of the reduction in funding for Lincoln’s Citizens Advice on the provision of advice to...

      BBC Children in Need Appeal and National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what meetings he has had with (a) NSPCC and (b) Children in Need in the last 12 months.

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to help end child poverty.

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the adequacy of the level of the cap on Social Fund Funeral Payments to cover the basic cost of a funeral.

      Universal Credit: Feltham and Heston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information her Department holds on the number of people in Feltham and Heston constituency transferred onto universal credit who are in...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Import Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much money from the public purse his Department has spent on the introduction of a new national import control system...

    • Veterinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress his Department has made on systems for the (a) licensing and (b) marketing of veterinary medicines after the...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what proportion of full-time equivalent staff (a) of his Department and (b) employed by his Department's...

      Electronic Training Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the consultation on Animal welfare: banning the use of electronic training collars for cats and dogs,...

  • Home Office

    • Engineers and Scientists: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2018 to Question 128931, on Engineers and Scientists: Visas, for what reason her Department is no...

    • Passports: Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 6 March to Question 130076, whether her Department collects data on lost data, personal documents and application...

      Police: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of people from each ethnic group have a custody image on the Police National Database.

      Police: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the policy to enable individuals who did not receive a criminal conviction to request...

      National Retail Crime Steering Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress her Department has made on helping develop a five-year strategy for the National Retail Crime Steering Group.

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to publish statistics on applications by survivors and relatives of victims and survivors under the Grenfell Tower...

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign national offenders were deported to each country in each of the last five years.

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how long it takes on average to deport a foreign national offender between their release from custody and their departure from the UK in...

      Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer 13 March 2018 to Question 131298 on Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre; of the 98 reports made by a medical...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2018 to Question 131300, how many of the 148 arrivals into the UK from Greece under the Dublin Regulation...

      Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to restore normal mobile connectivity in Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre.

      Immigration: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government supports objective 13(g) of the UN's draft Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration to end the practice...

  • Department for International Development

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much money his Department has raised from the sale of (a) assets, (b) land and (c) buildings in each year since 2010.

    • Scotland Office: Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list the external recruitment agencies that are used by his Department's non-departmental public bodies.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Beverage Containers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate has been made of the number of hot drink cups that are (a) used each year and (b) sent for recycling by his Department.

    • Cabinet Office: Former Members

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many former Conservative Members of Parliament who were defeated at the 2017 general election and who now work in his Department were appointed...

      Civil Servants: Equality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Civil Service Workforce Plan 2016-2020 how many meetings the diversity champion held with race equality groups in on the setting...

      Government Departments: ICT

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to the public purse is of the delayed completion by more than three months of Government IT projects since 2010.

      One Public Estate Programme

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the number of new jobs created by the One Public Estate Programme in each year since 2013.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department takes to assess compliance with the supplier code of conduct.

      Government Departments: Smart Devices

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has estimated the number of devices in Government buildings that are connected to the Internet of Things.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to paragraph 10 of the procurement policy note, Publication of payment performance statistics published by the Crown Commercial Service...

      Cabinet Office: Welsh Language

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what translation arrangements his Department has put in place to enable efficient and accurate handling of Welsh language correspondence from (a) MPs...

      Cabinet Office: Apprentices

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the proportion of staff currently employed by his Department who are apprentices.

      Cabinet Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to answer Question 127351, Question 127353, and Question 127354, tabled on 7 February 2018 by the hon. Member for Manchester Gorton.

      Cabinet Office: Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of his Department's estate is (a) rented, (b) owned and (c) occupied through any other type of agreement.

      One Public Estate Programme

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2018 to Question 128314 on One Public Estate Programme, what progress the Government has made on recruiting more...

      Urban Areas: Royal Charters

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the criteria are for a town to gain city status.

      Government Departments: Statistics

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure the production of statistics to a common, harmonised standard after the UK exits the European Union.

      Electoral Register: Students

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking with the Department for Education to implement the student electoral registration provision of the Higher Education and...

      Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to simplify electoral law.

      Returning Officers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department plans to review the appointment of Regional Returning Officers.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Small Businesses: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to support small and medium-sized enterprises' to export after the UK leaves the EU.

    • Metals: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in the EU on imposing safeguards on steel and aluminium imports into the EU in order to...

      Import Duties: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the potential for some countries to receive exemptions from the tariffs imposed on...

      Iron and Steel: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how he plans to increase market access for UK steel to existing and new markets in order to make up for any loss of market access in the US.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the timetable is for completing the phase 4 roll-out of the Superfast Essex scheme; and what steps will be taken to...

    • Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information his Department holds on the amount of money invested by the Premier League in grassroots football in each...

      Tourism: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of public funding for tourism in (a) the East Midlands and (b) Mansfield in...

      Tennis: Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the Lawn Tennis Association on the accessibility of lawn tennis to...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of gross value added has been generated by the tourism sector in each of the regions of England in each of the...

      Cultural Heritage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the proportion of gross value added is which has been generated by the heritage sector in each region of England in each...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many jobs have been generated by the tourism industry in England in each of the last five years; and what the value of...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information his Department holds on the number of (a) domestic and (b) international tourism visits made to each region...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information he holds on the amount of funding spent by local authorities on tourism in each region of England in each of...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Catering

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2018 to Question 131599 on House of Commons: Catering,...

    • House of Commons: Catering

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2018 to Question 131599 on House of Commons: Catering,...

      House of Commons: Catering

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, further to the Answer of 14 March 2018 to Question 131599, on House of Commons: Catering,...

  • Department of Health

    • Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of plain cigarette packaging on smoking rates.

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 6 March (HL5576), whether any of the following items are included in the long-term fund envelope for HS2 phase...

    • Aviation: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to address concerns regarding the UK’s capability to secure an open skies treaty with the US.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Banks: Company Accounts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 5 March (HL5823), why banking solvency would not be a matter for the Financial Reporting Council to deal with as...

    • Company Accounts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 5 March (HL5822), what assessment they have made of whether the fact that ease of comparison and preparation took...

      Banks: Company Accounts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 5 March (HL5823), in which month and year the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) first became aware...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Bahrain: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 11 December 2017 (HC116299 and HC116302) regarding the Foreign...

    • Bahrain: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 11 December 2017 (HC116299 and HC116302) regarding the Foreign...

      Najah al-Sheikh

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain with respect to the alleged torture and sexual assault of female activist Najah al-Sheikh; and...

      Israel: Arabic

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the restoration of Arabic as an official state language.

  • Attorney General

    • British Nationals Abroad: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 7 March (HL5766), whether they will set out what they regard as the public interest in prosecuting...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Prescription Drugs: Misuse

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many withdrawal centres and aftercare facilities for prescribed drugs dependency to benzodiazepines, Z-drugs, SSRIs and opiate painkillers have been opened...

    • Prescription Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they collect statistics on the numbers of long-term prescribed patients on (1) benzodiazepines and (2) Z-drugs; if so, what those statistics...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they have issued on the duration of time they consider appropriate in describing "long-term prescribing" in relation to benzodiazepines and Z-drugs.

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make the 1988 CSM guidelines concerning the prescription of benzodiazepines and Z-drugs of two to four weeks mandatory for future patients...

      Mefloquine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 18 January (HL4484), whether they consider the completed "cases of suicide", listed in the current...

      Vitamin D

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of lack of access to prescription-based vitamin D on the long-term bone health of people who have low, or...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the report Our Invisible Addicts by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the reported rise in the rates of drug related deaths, whether they...

      Prescription Drugs: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the context of the medication and error programme outlined in the Report of the Short Life Working Group on reducing medication-related harm published on 23...

      Prescription Drugs: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the context of the medication and error programme outlined in the Report of the Short Life Working Group on reducing medication-related harm, when phase one of...

      Prescription Drugs: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the context of the medication and error programme outlined in the Report of the Short Life Working Group on reducing medication-related harm, how many...

  • Department for Education

    • Higher Education: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) direction, and (2) guidance, they have given to the Office for Students on improving gender and ethnic diversity in the leadership of Russell Group higher...

    • Faith Schools: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the poll conducted by Populus showing that 67 per cent of Catholics, 71 per cent of Christians overall, and 60 per cent of...

      Degrees: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the rating of degree courses as gold, silver or bronze will also apply to those private colleges offering higher education degrees.

      Degrees: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the rating of degree courses as gold, silver or bronze will apply to overseas universities established by UK universities.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Carillion: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 27 February (HL4733), whether a minute of the discussion on Carillion’s financial position was...

    • Legal Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the cost of litigation; (2) the extent to which this is related to fees charged by lawyers; and (3) the existence of a...

      Aiding and Abetting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of concerns about the application of the principle of joint enterprise in criminal cases; and whether they intend (1) to initiate a...

      Prisoners on Remand: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many women were remanded in custody whilst a psychiatric report was prepared for the court in each of the last five years.

  • Treasury

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of reducing eligibility for Employer Supported Childcare on access to childcare for working parents.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Russia: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the new Russian nuclear weapons announced in the speech by President Putin to the Russian Federal Assembly on 1 March; and to what...

    • Defence: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the comments by Rear Admiral Alex Burton, former Commander UK Maritime Forces, that without higher spending on defence as a...

      Gibraltar: Navy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the future presence and activity of the Royal Navy in the Strait of Gibraltar.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Children: Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children were living in absolute poverty in each year between 2010 and 2017; and how those figures were calculated.

    • Children: Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children were living in poverty in workless households in each year between 2010 and 2017 (1) before housing costs, and (2) after housing costs.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Electoral Register

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what basis the impact assessment for the Representation of the People (Amendment) Regulations 2018 estimated that the number of GPs who will make a charge for...

    • Charities: Freedom of Information

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for extending the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to charities in receipt of public funds.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan to facilitate the continuation of existing EU trade agreements with non-EU countries after Brexit; and what legal provisions they intend to seek...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Lotteries: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to change the regulatory approach to society lotteries such as the People's Postcode Lottery to reduce limits on (1) annual turnover, and (2)...

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