Written answers

Thursday, 22 March 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Bus Services: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if the Government will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a free bus pass scheme for armed forces veterans across the UK...

    • Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the (a) questions and (b) answers in the financial section of the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire completed by Carillion in respect...

      Railways: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he and his Department have taken to ensure that there is (a) adequate track capacity and (b) adequate train numbers to support the proposed...

      Railways: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department was made aware of the decision to expand the 26-30 railcard trial to 10,000 extra participants.

      Railways: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timescale is for rolling out the 26-30 Railcard scheme throughout the UK.

      Aviation: Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with his Egyptian counterpart on the resumption of flights to Sharm el-Sheikh.

      Railways: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department had with (a) Network Rail and (b) the Office of Rail and Road before the decision was taken to postpone the reopening...

      Railways: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department had with (a) Network Rail and (b) Northern Rail before the announcement of the three-week postponement of the...

      Railways: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the consultation conducted by Network Rail with (a) Blackpool Council, (b) other local authorities and...

      Railways: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with (a) Northern Rail and (b) Network Rail about the effect on residents and visitors to Blackpool of the...

      Railway Network: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of occasions in the past 12 months when Network Rail has extended agreed timetables to close railway lines for...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps his Department has taken to ensure a diverse supply of electricity generation in the next decade.

    • Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of the removal of feed-in tariffs for solar energy on the...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government has plans to support community-based energy projects which advise residents on fuel poverty.

      Coal: Reserves

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the Coal Authority's most recent estimate is of coal reserves in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

      Electricity Interconnectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the effect of increased electricity interconnection on welfare.

      Coal Fired Power Stations: Timber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the compatibility of burning wood in coal power stations with the Clean...

      Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has received from the Trustees of the Mineworkers' Pension Scheme on surplus sharing...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment has he made of the benefits of domestic powerwalls as a means of (a) storing energy created by...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the Renewables Obligation support to floating offshore...

      Business: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on whether companies are increasing the training opportunities available for...

      Business: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an assessment of the proportion of expenditure spent by businesses on training.

      Multinational Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on the number of foreign companies that have moved their headquarters to the UK...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information he holds on the rate of remuneration for cleaners in his Department.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the use of smart meters on (a) domestic household energy bills and (b) the...

      Energy Companies Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the viability of the future of the Energy Companies Obligation scheme; and if he will...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will meet the Competition and Markets Authority, Financial Conduct Authority and Ofcom to discuss the...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the adequacy of motorway electric vehicle infrastructure.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Asa Hutchinson

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2018 to Question 129007, if he will meet with the family of Asa Hutchinson.

    • UN Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty Review Conference

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK was represented at the Informal Consultative Meeting of the Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty High-level Expert...

      Romania: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of political interference in the (a) judiciary and (b) judicial system in Romania.

      Sierra Leone: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the extent to which the first round of elections held in Sierra Leone on 7 March 2018 were...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Israeli Government on the security of Israeli cities within...

      Syria: Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the extent to which ISIL is present in Afrin and other parts of northern Syria.

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he or his Department has made to Turkey's President Erdogan or his Government's representatives on...

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Government of the...

      Hong Kong: Rule of Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect of the erosion of the rule of law in Hong Kong on UK businesses.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many medicines have been rejected by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence’s Highly Specialised Technology...

    • Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many out-of-area placements there have been for children with mental health issues (a) in England and (b) by region in each year...

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with food manufacturers on calorie labelling per portion on pre-packaged foods.

      Lyme Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to fund research into improving the diagnostics for Lyme disease.

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2018 to Question 128033, on prescription drugs, when his Department first became aware of the NHS...

      Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many CCG guidelines have been updated, how much funding has been saved and how much he expects to save in 2018-19 following the...

      Psychiatry: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information she holds on the number of child and adolescent psychiatrists in the NHS in Yorkshire and the Humber.

      Health Professions: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much from the public purse was spent on employing agency (a) doctors and (b) nurses in the NHS in 2017.

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government has any plans to remove charges for parking at hospitals.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost of obesity to the (a) NHS and (b) the social care sector in each of the last five years.

      Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department provides to employers on supporting employees who return to work after a period of mental illness.

      Mental Health Services: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that mental health services take account of the experiences and needs of women (a) in...

      Mental Illness: Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of mental health service users also have co-morbid alcohol and drug dependence.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding his Department has allocated for mental health (a) prevention and (b) treatment in the last year.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many mental health beds have been closed since August 2013.

      Self Harm: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many children and adolescents were admitted to hospital as a result of intentional self-harm in each year since 2010.

      Drugs: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of whether further price reductions on innovative branded medicines are necessary given the...

      Nabiximols

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2018 to Question 130778 on Nabiximols, what progress his Department has made on reducing the cost of...

      Health Services: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on how many occasions people resident in the UK for (a) 10 years, (b) 20 years, (c) 30 years and (d) 40 years have been refused access to...

      Diabetes: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that NHS nurses have the ability to (a) access training and (b) attain the minimum level of...

      Diabetes and Chiropody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will take steps to record the number of (a) diabetic specialist nurses and (b) podiatrists in order to ensure that...

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to improve the security of the IT systems in the NHS since the cyber attack of May 2017.

      NHS Walk-in Centres: Lincolnshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the closure of Lincoln’s walk-in centre on people’s access to care...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of (a) gym membership and (b) other recreational therapies for the...

      Urology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what role the NHS has nationally in assisting with the review of the Stoma Care National Clinical Guidelines.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of smoking cessations as a result of the introduction of regulations on the minimum...

      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 East of England in each of the last five years for which data...

      Orthopaedics : Cardiovascular System and Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many lower limb amputations associated with peripheral arterial disease and diabetes have taken place in the NHS in each year since...

      Orthopaedics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the NHS has spent on lower limb amputations in each of the last five years.

      Diabetes: Chiropody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the NHS has spent on treating diabetic foot ulcers in each of the last five years.

      Chiropody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many multidisciplinary foot care teams there are in the NHS; and how many of those teams have been established in each of the last...

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many former Carillion directors are employed as advisers on the completion of the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

      Blood: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information NHS Blood and Transplant holds on the amount of blood and tissue imported from other EU countries in each of the last...

      University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of bed capacity in University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.

      Colorectal Cancer: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the take-up rate for bowel cancer screening in (a) the West Midlands and (b) Coventry was in 2017.

      Mental Health Services: Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has issued on how to include and integrate mental health into Sustainability and Transformation...

      Mental Illness: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 6 March 2018 to Question 30635, what proportion of mental health patients are signposted to money advice...

      NHS Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2018 to Question 130814, if he will take steps to provide guidance to NHS Trusts on responding to...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to monitor the number of applications for university nursing courses in England in the current 2018...

      Heart Diseases: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what research his Department has commissioned on the cost of screening young people at 14 years of age for cardiac abnormalities.

      Heart Diseases: Babies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what research his Department has commissioned on the cost of genetic screening at birth for cardiac abnormalities.

      Heart Diseases: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many children under the age of 18 have been screened for cardiac abnormalities in the last 10 years.

      Nursing: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will retain the NHS Bursary for postgraduate pre-registration nursing students.

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Cleaning Services

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

    • Developing Countries: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of its support for internally displaced people; and whether her...

      Department for International Development: Assets

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

      Developing Countries: Civil Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government takes to help share UK civil service expertise with developing nations.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department takes to ensure data gathering on the effects of its programmes is (a) accurate and (b) comprehensive.

      Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions her Department has had with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs on steps to...

      Sierra Leone: Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with her counterpart in Sierra Leone on the temporary ban on female genital mutilation introduced...

      Palestinians: Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Answer of 23 February 2017 to Question 64650, of how many Palestinian Authority Ministry of Education public...

      Palestinians: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Answer of 23 February 2017 to Question 64650, of how many Palestinian Authority Ministry of Education teachers...

      West Bank: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which the schools are in the West Bank for which her Department pays the salaries of the teachers.

      Palestinians: Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2017 to Question 64650, whether any of those public servants in the West Bank, whose salaries...

      Palestinians: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Answer of 23 February 2017 to Question 64650, whether any teachers in the West Bank whom her Department pays the...

      Syria: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with her counterparts in NATO countries on providing humanitarian assistance in Turkish-held parts of...

  • Department for Education

    • Universities: Freedom of Expression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to tackle no platform practices at universities.

    • Prisons: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what professional qualifications are required to work as a careers advisor in prisons.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that the proportion of apprenticeships started by (a) people of black and minority ethnic backgrounds...

      Pre-school Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of free early education places for disadvantaged two year-olds.

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to review Ofsted guidance to enable inspectors to evaluate a school's medical conditions policy and the effective implementation of...

      Schools: Polling Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to address concerns over interruption to schooling arising from the use of schools as polling places ahead of the...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress has been made on the commitment in the Early Years Workforce Strategy 2017 to develop criteria for the content of level two childcare...

      Pre-school Education: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what changes have been made to his Department's existing data collection as a result of the commitment to review workforce data in the Early years...

      Pre-school Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people have been awarded early years teacher status in each year since 2013.

      Pre-school Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many early years teacher trainees who have started an early years teacher qualification have switched to initial teacher training to become a...

      Teachers: Average Earnings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average salary of an (a) early years, (b) primary school, (3) secondary school and (d) special school teacher was in each year since...

      Teachers: Average Earnings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average salary of a trainee (a) early years, (b) primary school, (c) secondary school and (d) special school teacher was in each year since...

      Teachers: Average Earnings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average salary of an (a) early years, (b) primary school, (c) secondary school and (d) special school teacher was five years after they...

      Pre-school Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of graduates who were already employed in an early years setting have undertaken early years initial teacher training in...

      Pre-school Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many bursaries have been provided to trainee early years teachers in each year since September 2013; and what the average amount was of those...

      Pre-school Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many early years teachers who have previously received an early years bursary remain an early years teacher working in a maintained setting.

      Pre-school Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding has been made available for early years teacher training courses in each year since September 2013; and how much funding will be made...

      Pre-school Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding has been allocated to nursery employers to help those employers support graduates in their settings to become early years teachers.

      Pre-school Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many training providers there are for (a) level two, (b) level three and (c) graduate early years teacher training routes.

      Department for Education: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many visits the landing page for the specific early years area on the Get into teaching website had in each year since that website was launched...

      Teachers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the annual marketing budget is for recruiting (a) early years, (b) primary and (c) secondary school teachers.

      Pre-school Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department plans to publish the results of the review into early years initial teacher training announced in the Early Years Workforce...

      Pre-school Education: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Early Years Workforce Strategy 2017, what progress has been made on the feasibility study due to report in March 2018 into...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children are eligible for free school meals.

      Literacy: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to raise standards of literacy at schools in Essex.

      University Technical Colleges: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's paper, SFR56/2017 published on 15 February 2018, what plans his Department has to increase the take-up of...

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2018 to Question 126280, whether it has been agreed that apprentices transferred from Carillion Training Services...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the oral contribution from the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions of 13 March 2018, Official Report, column 767, what estimate he...

      Students: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average amount was of student debt that was (a) paid by and (b) outstanding for (i) 25 to 29-year-olds, (ii) 30 to 34-year-olds and (iii) 35...

      Schools: Northumberland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with Northumberland County Council on that council's proposals to close 32 schools.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 16 March 2018 to Question 132253 on Schools: Admissions, whether he has plans to strengthen the provisions of the Schools...

      Schools: Collective Worship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number and proportion of (a) maintained primary schools, (b) maintained secondary schools, (c) academies,...

      Apprentices: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprenticeships starts there were in the East Midlands; and what the level was of each of those starts in each of the last five years.

      Schools: Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of state-funded pupils benefited from a partnership between an independent school and a state-funded school in (a) 2016...

      King's College London: Freedom of Expression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Government has made an assessment of the implications for its policy of restrictions imposed by King's College London on the freedom of...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Interserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what employment services are provided by Interserve in prisons; in which prisons that company provides such services; and what the value is of each of...

    • Prisons: Computers and Telephones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to roll-out the programme relating to the installation of telephones and basic computers in prison cells as a result of the conclusion...

      Prisoners: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much money was paid in compensation to prisoners in December 2017.

      Prison Officers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which companies were contracted by his Department to provide training for prison staff in 2017; and how much his Department paid to each of those...

      Social security benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people won an appeal against the withdrawal of their (a) disability living allowance and (b) personal independence payment at a tribunal in 2017.

      Ministry of Justice: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2017 to Question 112641 on Ministry of Justice: Finance, what the projected change of his Department's budget for...

      Ministry of Justice: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2017 to Question 112641 on Ministry of Justice: Finance, what is the projected change of his Department's budget...

      Ministry of Justice: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2017 to Question Ministry of Justice: Finance, what is the projected change of his Department's budget for...

      Ministry of Justice: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2017 to Question Ministry of Justice: Finance, what the projected change of his Department's budget for courts in...

      Ministry of Justice: Public Opinion

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

      Poaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were (a) proceeded against and (b) convicted of offences under the (i) Game Act 1831, (ii) Poaching Prevention Act 1862 and (iii) the...

      Offenders: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to monitor foreign national offenders who are subject to multi-agency public protection arrangements; and if he will set out the...

      Offenders: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many foreign national offenders have been convicted of multiple offences in the UK.

      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, what the evidential basis is for private contractors achieving...

      Ministry of Justice: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average hourly rate paid by his Department for agency staff is by grade.

      Prisons: Computers and Telephones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 15 March 2018 to Question 132158, on Prisons: Computers and Telephones, whether there were any prisons in which the pilot was...

      New Hall Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women in HMP New Hall gave birth while imprisoned in 2017.

      New Hall Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many pregnant women at HMP New Hall were given a place in a mother and baby unit in 2017.

      New Hall Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women in HMP New Hall who had babies or infants resident with them in prison had those children taken away from them in 2017.

  • Treasury

    • Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the higher charges applied to rates of vehicle tax when paid biannually as opposed to annually on the ability of people on...

    • Investment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of (a) private and (b) public investment in the economy in each year since 2000; and how that...

      Revenue and Customs: Computer Software

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of HMRC's (a) transactions and (b) transaction value came through application programming interfaces in each of the last 12 months.

      Treasury: Cleaning Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information he holds on the rate of remuneration for cleaners in his Department.

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the average waiting time on HM Revenue and Custom's phone lines in each of the last 12 months.

      Revenue and Customs: Internet

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many web chats HM Revenue and Customs have had with service users in each of the last 12 months.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of tax-free childcare in each of the next five years.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 124793, on Children: Day Care, whether he has revised his forecast of expected take-up of tax-free...

      Child Care Vouchers

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Secretary of State for Education of 13 March 2018, Official Report, Column 802, what steps he plans to take during...

      High Net Worth Unit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff are employed within HMRC’s High Net Worth Unit.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Wind Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Statement of 18 June 2015, HCWS42, on local planning, whether the Government plans to...

    • Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reasons his Department returned £817m of housing funding to HM Treasury; and if he will make a statement.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Environmental Impact Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many environmental impact assessments his Department has made in each of the last two financial years.

      Gypsies: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Housing Delivery Test results which each local authority in England will be required to publish under the...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what right to buy receipts each local authority has paid to HM Treasury in each financial year since 2012-13.

      Garden Communities: North Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, on what date will planning applications be accepted for the proposed North Essex Garden Communities; and what role...

      Garden Communities: North Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what funds his Department has provided for the North Essex Garden Communities scheme; and what limits his Department...

      Garden Communities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to encourage and support private sector investment in proposed garden settlements.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that charging infrastructure for plug-in electric cars is included in new housing...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many core planning strategy documents have been withdrawn by local authorities in each of the last eight years.

      Local Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the average cost is of developing a local plan for a county council.

      Local Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the average cost has been for the development of neighbourhood plans by town and parish councils in each of the...

      Roads: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will grant powers to local councils to set deadlines for the completion of roads in new developments.

      Housing: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to give local authorities the power to impose completion targets as a...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his oral statement of 15 March 2018, Official Report, column 1018, on Building Safety, how many different...

      Owner Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the level of home ownership among (a) 20 to 24-year-olds, (b) 25 to 29-year-olds, (c) 30...

      Housing: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many staff from (a) his Department and (b) Homes England attended MIPIM international property conference 2018;...

      Supported Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the consultation on Funding for supported housing, published on 31 October 2017, when he plans to...

      Housing Revenue Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to publish the (a) details of what constitutes high affordability and (b) criteria used in...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 19 March 2018 to Question 132534, how much money councils have returned to the Treasury in...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 19 March 2018 to Question 132701, on finance, how the Government defines the term additional...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2018 to Question 127990, on Army: Recruitment, whether drop-out rates for soldiers in basic training were...

    • Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent progress has been made on the Future Combat Air System; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many left-hand drive vehicles the Armed Forces have; what those vehicles are; and how many of those vehicles are being used in the UK.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Llanelli dated 6 February 2018 on his Department's Better Defence Estate strategy.

      Defence: Modernisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to report on progress with the Modernising Defence Programme.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Estonian, (b) Lithuanian, (c) Latvian, (d) Polish and (f) Ukrainian nationals received training at (i) the Royal Military Academy...

      Ministry of Defence: LIBOR

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence of 5 March 2018, Official Report, column 12, when his...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16 March 2018 to Question 131619, on armoured fighting vehicles, which eight organisations returned questionnaires.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2018 to Question 128589, if her Department will collect data on the number of recipients of Support for...

    • Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether any funding from the Reducing Parental Conflict programme will be made available for relationship support services for in-work...

      Children: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to Improving Lives: Helping Workless Families, what proportion of the 11 per cent of children in couple-parent families who...

      Social Security Benefits: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which eligible benefits are (a) lost and (b) suspended when a young person aged between 16 and 24 becomes an apprentice.

      Business Premises: Assistance Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if her Department will introduce legislation to ensure that businesses erect signage stating that all service animals are welcome on their...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of mandatory drug testing for people who operate heavy plant machinery.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the levels of satisfaction of claimants at the assessment stage of the personal independence payment claims...

      Personal Independence Payment: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints (a) ATOS and (b) Capita received from blind and partially sighted applicants in respect of personal independence payments...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support is available for people with memory loss to undertake a personal independence payment assessment.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many civil servants within his Department made use of a Cycle-To-Work Scheme in each of the last five years.

      Personal Independence Payment: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to reduce waiting times for personal independence payment claims for people with hearing loss.

      Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the savings accrued to the public purse in 2017-18 as a result of the removal of the automatic...

      Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish the categories of decisions for turning down applications from 18 to 21 year olds for universal credit claims for housing...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 6 March 2018 to Question 130571, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for...

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Buildings

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

      Food: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of divergence from EU food and drink regulations on continued...

      Environment Agency: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff were employed by the Environment Agency (a) directly, (b) on a contracted basis and (c) on a subcontracted...

      Water: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many water quality tests the Environment Agency carried out in 2017 compared with the previous seven years.

      Agriculture: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in the devolved administrations on trade deals for the agriculture...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information his Department holds on what the maximum amount is that a national government can spend on farming...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information he holds on the rate of remuneration for cleaners in his Department.

      Tortoises: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on how many occasions in the last three calendar years the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs was notified...

      Phytophthora Ramorum: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16 March 2018 to Question 131506 on Phytophthora Ramorum, how many Statutory Plant Health Notices...

      Slug Pellets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of commercially available slug pellets on garden birds and hedgehogs; and if he...

  • Home Office

    • Wildlife: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she will provide additional staff and funding to tackle the illegal wildlife trade prior to the October 2018 Illegal Wildlife Trade...

    • Foreign Companies: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has made an assessment of whether Russian companies listed on the London Stock Exchange and supplying raw materials such as...

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who had been deported from the UK as a result of (a) a criminal prosecution and (b) committing terrorism-related offences...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Digital Charter, published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on 25 January 2018, what her...

      Asylum: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2018 to Question 131413, what assessment she has made of the legality of threats of expedited deportation...

      Home Office: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many full time equivalent MP account management staff are on secondment to her Department; and what the cost is to the public purse of...

      Police: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the potential for bias against people on the basis of (a) gender and (b) ethnicity of the...

      Police National Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who have not been convicted of a criminal offence are recorded on the Police National Database.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on the number of people who have been unlawfully detained in immigration centres for (a) 1 week, (b) 1...

      Home Office: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information she holds on the rate of remuneration for cleaners in her Department.

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will ensure that rights for child refugees under the Dublin III regulations are maintained after the UK leaves the EU; and if she...

      Police: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers have been (a) suspended and (b) had their employment terminated in each of the last five years.

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that minors trafficked to the UK are able to receive (a) welfare and (b) protection for as...

      Prostitution: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research her Department has undertaken on the potential merits of adopting the Swedish model of prosecuting people who pay for sex.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that the sale of pro-terrorist merchandise cannot take place.

      Fascism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the findings of the recent report by Hope Not Hate, The state of hate 2018, what steps her Department plans to take to...

      Psychiatry: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to include child and adolescent psychiatrists to the Shortage Occupation List.

      Home Office: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to Answer of 16 March 2018 to Question 132219 on Home Office: Buildings, if she will publish the (a) area and (b) expenditure on...

      Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to provide Tier 2 visa cap exemptions for foreign nationals on (a) Government Shortage Occupation Lists and...

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Government will introduce retrospective changes to the law, to allow people who were born outside the UK before 1 January 1983 to a...

      Shops: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to help protect shop workers from (a) physical abuse, (b) threats and (c) intimidation.

  • Attorney General

    • Hate Crime: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps the CPS is taking to increase the effectiveness of prosecutions for hate crimes.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Fraud

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of theft and fraud to (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its...

    • Electronic Government: Hacking

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which Government websites were affected by the recent hack which used websites to mine cryptocurrency.

      Regulatory Futures Review

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to Pages 7 and 8 of his Department's document, entitled Regulatory Futures Review, published in January 2017, whether his Department...

      Regulatory Futures Review

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to paragraph 7.4 of his Department's report, Regulatory Futures Review, published in January 2017, what proportion of arms-length bodies...

      Regulation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what guidance he has provided to arms-length bodies with regulatory functions on data sharing with each other.

      Government Departments: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent steps his Department has taken to improve transparency in government.

      Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the response times of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman to complaints referred by...

      National Security Capability Review: Risk Assessment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2018 to Question 131358, on Defence: Modernisation, whether the National Security Capability Review will include new...

      Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of Civil Service Fast Stream applicants were from (a) each of the nine English regions, (b) Northern Ireland, (c) Scotland and (d)...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Remedies

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2018 to Question 127970, what meetings he, or Ministers in his Department, have had with...

    • Agriculture: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to work with the devolved administrations on future trade deals for UK agriculture.

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the export potential for floating offshore wind technology to the UK economy.

      Import Duties: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he has had with his European Union counterparts on the potential merits of bringing a case to the World Trade Organisation...

      Import Duties: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether he has received legal advice on effectiveness of bringing a case to the World Trade Organisation on the introduction of steel and...

      Trade Barriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the effect on World Trade Organisation rules of using national security as a reason to impose trade barriers.

      Iron and Steel: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to increase market access for UK steel to (a) existing and (b) new markets as a result of the tariffs on steel...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sports: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to tackle physical inactivity among children through sport.

    • Youth Social Action Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans the Minister of Sport and Civil Society has to meet with the Chair of the Independent review of full-time social...

      Arts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has to increase funding from the public purse to the creative industries.

      European Convention On Cinematographic Co-production

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department is taking steps to ensure that the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production applies to the...

      Entertainers: Free Movement of People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the loss of freedom of movement on the UK entertainment sector.

      Arts: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has plans to replicate Creative Europe funding for UK creative industries after the UK leaves the EU.

      Young People: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the independent review of full-time social action, published in January 2018, what assessment he has made of...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information he holds on the rate of remuneration for cleaners in his Department.

      Broadband: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the suppliers who are registered with the gigabit broadband voucher scheme in the west of Scotland.

      Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what role staff in his Department have in the assessment of the level of threat involving artificial intelligence.

      Tourism: West 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 West Midlands and (b) Coventry in...

      Cybercrime: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to help protect SMEs from cyber threats.

      Channel Four Television: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what procedures his Department plans to use to assess where the proposed Channel 4 hubs will be located; and if she will make...

      Social Media: Bullying

      What steps he plans to take to ensure that social media companies tackle online bullying on their platforms.

      Data Protection

      What assessment he has made of the adequacy of protection afforded to citizens' data rights in the UK.

      Artificial Intelligence

      What steps his Department is taking to support the development of artificial intelligence.

      Gambling

      What steps he is taking to reduce problem gambling.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Partnerships: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of including partnership income in the calculation of gender pay gaps; and if she will...

  • Department for Transport

    • Ferries: Isles of Scilly

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the status and current value of the sinking fund for a new ferry to which to which the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company committed in return for a...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will provide details of all contact they have had with local authorities since the Paris Agreement on climate change, with regard to seeking the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • NHS: Negligence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in each of the past five years, what was the percentage of clinical negligence cases resolved after the issue of court proceedings (1) with damages paid, and...

    • Prescription Drugs: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the publication of Prevalence and economic burden of medication errors in the NHS in England, funded by the Department of Health Policy...

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many medical negligence court cases were settled by the NHS in each year between 2007 and 2017; and what was the total cost of those cases.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 8 March (HL5784 to HL5786), whether they propose to have fixed tariff prices for prescribed special...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to facilitate the adoption of off-patent, repurposed drugs into NHS clinical practice where these would benefit patients.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what processes they will adopt to ensure that eligible repurposed medicines are included in horizon scanning to identify products for the Accelerated Access...

  • Department for International Development

    • Democratic Republic of Congo: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what amount of UK Overseas Development Aid was spent in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in each of the last ten years.

    • Pakistan: Textbooks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in work with the provincial governments in Pakistan to eliminate bias and discrimination against religious minorities from school...

      Middle East: Water

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have provided financial assistance to the Red Sea–Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project; if so, how much; and what is the current status of that project.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to respond to the United Nations’ briefing at Geneva this week which stated that over two million children in the Democratic Republic of...

  • Department for Education

    • Secondary Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there has been any reduction in the number of (1) teachers, and (2) teaching assistants, in the secondary school sector in England since 2015; if so, by...

    • Free School Meals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 7 March (HL5702), what is their estimate of the annual saving to HM Treasury from the changes to...

      First4Adoption

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to continue the funding and support they give to First4Adoption, the national information service for people interested in adopting a child in...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of trends in apprenticeship starts since the introduction of the apprenticeship levy in April 2017.

      Foster Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase the provision of foster placements.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Right to Manage Companies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 20 February (HL5532), what input the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has had into their Call for Evidence...

    • Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many homes have been bought with the support of the Help to Buy scheme since April 2013.

      Local Government: Devolution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to devolve further powers to metro mayors and combined authorities; and if so, what is the process.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Nuclear Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what distinction, if any, they draw between deterrence and preparedness to fight a nuclear war in (1) determining the UK’s nuclear weapons capability, and...

    • Submarines: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether parts have been cannibalised from submarines in build to ensure those in service are operational; if so, whether any such instances have delayed build; and...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Slaughterhouses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the loss of small and medium-sized local abattoirs.

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in respect of the five per cent of farmers and landowners who are still awaiting their payments for 2017 under the Basic Payments Scheme, how many own farm land...

      Food: Marketing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the annual budget of the GREAT Britain Campaign; and what proportion is specifically aimed at marketing British food abroad.

      Food: Marketing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff are employed within the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the campaign to market British food abroad.

      Food: Certification Quality Marks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with National Parks UK to develop a quality mark for food grown and produced within its borders.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the impact on GDP of a free trade agreement with the EU compared to membership of the Single Market in each year between 2019 and 2033.

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what conditions, other than customary requirements of commercial confidentiality, are being attached to meetings between industry representatives and Her Majesty's...

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