Written answers

Monday, 26 March 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Roads: Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has commissioned research on solar panel roadways and associated technology; and if he will make a statement.

    • Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what penalties his Department imposes on rail operators who repeatedly use short-formed trains.

      Northern: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many short-formed trains were run by Northern in each month from the beginning of its current franchise agreement to date.

      Vehicle Number Plates: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the use of illegal car registration plates.

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 16 March 2018 to Question 131899, and with reference to the Second Reading debate on the Pavement Parking (Protection of...

      Cycling: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) deaths and (b) serious injuries of cyclists that were attributable to poorly-maintained local roads in...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which countries he has visited to observe at first hand their border control operations.

      Cross Border Cooperation: North America

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he last met US or Canadian officials to discuss how their cross border customs checks function.

      East Midlands Rail Franchise: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that the rolling stock on the East Midlands Trains franchise will be PRM TSI compliant by 2020.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) terms of reference and (b) timeframe are for (i) Systra and (ii) Costain to make an assessment of the feasibility of Heathrow...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of Heathrow Airport’s North West Runway scheme.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what contingency plans his Department have made to revise the National Policy Statement in the event of a change to the cost of Heathrow...

      A31: Road Signs and Markings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to ensure that the recent request of St Leonards & St Ives Parish Council that permission be granted for the erection of a...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the amount of surplus rolling stock on the rail network in (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021.

      Network Rail: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to encourage Network Rail to (a) monitor its Tier 1 suppliers and (b) ensure SMEs are contracted for high value supply side...

      Network Rail: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment. he has made of the merits of supply chain audits of Network Rail to ensure that procurement practices provide value for money.

      Cycling: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) deaths and (b) serious injuries of cyclists that were attributable to poorly-maintained local roads in...

      Transport: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding his Department has provided to support transport projects in (a) the West Midlands and (b) Coventry in each of the last three years.

      Electric Vehicles: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to increase the (a) number and (b) distribution of charging points for electric cars in rural areas.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Construction: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Construction Supply Chain Payment Charter; how many companies...

    • United Kingdom Accreditation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the Government's policy is on (a) international and (b) EU recognition of the United Kingdom Accreditation Service...

      Consumers: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if his Department will use the upcoming Consumer Law Green Paper to commit to solving data sharing issues in order to...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Assets

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

      National Grid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions his Department has had with National Grid on its superfast charging network; and if he will...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to respond to the recent finding by HMRC that 98,150 workers were paid less than the minimum wage in...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 16 March 2018 to Question 132396 on Conditions of Employment, whether his Department plans to...

      Comité Européen de Normalisation and Comité Européen de Normalisation Électrotechnique: Membership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the UK will retain its membership of the (a) European Committee for Standardisation and (b) European Committee...

      World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made representations to the retail sector to allow Sunday shop workers to take part in the commemoration...

      New Businesses: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department it taking to support young entrepreneurs.

      Modern Working Practices Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2018 to Question 128539, what progress his Department is making on redacting...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Jan Kuciak

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if will make representations to the UN on the murder of Jan Kuciak in Slovakia.

    • Russia: Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether Novichok-5 was declared by the Russian Government to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

      Libya: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of loans to repatriate people from Libya to the UK in each of the...

      Saudi Arabia: Overseas Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he is taking steps to mitigate the effect of the increases to the dependent’s fee on British expatriate workers...

      Tunisia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the progress by Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity Commission; and what recent discussions...

      Tunisia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Tunisian authorities in (a) prosecuting perpetrators of human...

      Tunisia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the progress made by Tunisian authorities on establishing a constitutional court.

      Colombia: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Colombian counterpart on not accrediting the new representative of the UN High...

      Chevening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much has been spent on Chevening (a) in total and (b) trustees in each of the last 10 years.

      Chevening: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether any grant in aid will be provided to the trustees of Chevening during the 2017 Parliament.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made on securing the return of Mr Tofla Ndele from the Democratic Republic of Congo to his family in the UK.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Assets

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

    • Hillsborough Castle: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate she has made of the running costs of Hillsborough Castle in each of the past 10 years.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Vitamin D

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department plans to take for people from at-risk groups, as identified in NICE Public Health Guideline 56, who are no...

    • Department of Health and Social Care: Assets

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

      Incontinence: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to explore the potential for a mandatory data set to provide transparency about the continence...

      Heart Diseases: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the evidential basis for the decision of the UK National Screening Committee in 2015 not to recommend...

      Medical Treatments: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of (a) the number of UK citizens who will travel to Calais hospital for treatment in 2018 and (b) the total sum...

      Eating Disorders: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to reduce the average waiting time for treatment for an eating disorder in the West Midlands.

      Breast Cancer: West Midlands

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

      Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the financial viability of Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group.

      Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of on the management of Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) of the Chief...

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 19 March 2018 to Question 132626, on Social Services: Minimum Wage, whether EU State Aid Rules allow the full...

      Blackburn and Darwen Clinical Commissioning Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding has been allocated to Blackburn and Darwen Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in each of the last 5 years; and if he...

      General Practitioners: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made on the pledge by NHS England in July 2017 to hire 2000 extra GPs from abroad.

      General Practitioners: Early Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many GPs retired before the age of 60 in each year since 2010.

      General Practitioners: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many GP practices have closed in each year since 2010.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many GPs there were per head of population in each English region in (a) 2010 and (b) the most recent period for which figures are...

      Gambling: Addictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many gambling addiction treatment services there are in England, where they are located and what plans his Department has to increase...

      Doctors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many doctors were (a) trained to specialise in addiction services and (b) entered the addiction services workforce in each year since...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department requires each clinical commissioning group to publish a local transformation plan setting out children and young...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Government plans to respond to the recent consultation on the Green Paper, Transforming children and young people’s mental...

      Heroin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many heroin-related (a) hospital admissions and (b) deaths there have been in the last five years.

      South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the letter from the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust of February 2018 to a constituent of the hon....

      Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of recent WHO reports on Disease X.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of applications to university nursing courses in England in the 2018 undergraduate...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 19 March 2018 to Question 131891, what the timescale is for the development of the adult eating disorders care...

      Addictions: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding has been allocated from the public purse to addiction services in each year since 2012.

      General Practitioners: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support his Department provides to GP practices to help with data migration when transitioning to new IT clinical systems.

      Hospital Beds

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

      Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of patients' ability to access records held on them by hospitals; and if he will make a statement.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, in regard to the Mental Health Support Teams whose introduction is proposed in the Green Paper for Transforming Children and Young...

      Psychiatry: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many training places for child and adolescent psychiatry were unfilled in each year since 2010 in (a) the North West and (b) England.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the additional funding for winter pressures was spent on mental health services in each year since 2013.

      Orkambi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions his Department has had with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence on access to Orkambi for people...

      Cystic Fibrosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people suffer from cystic fibrosis in (a) Newcastle, (b) the north east of England and (c) England.

      St Leonards Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what date St Leonards Hospital, Ringwood, will close; what alternative patient accommodation will be available; and what the net...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Financial Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with (a) the UK financial services sector and (b) multilateral financial institutions on the (i)...

    • Burma: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the resignation of the Burmese President, Htin Kyaw, on her Department's...

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to protect Rohingya women and girls from sexual violence in refugee camps in Bangladesh .

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with her Bangladeshi counterpart on the emergency relocation of Rohingya refugees living in...

  • Department for Education

    • Aviation: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the level of the skills shortage in the general aviation sector; and what steps his Department is taking to...

    • Department for Education: Assets

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

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department is taking steps to ensure that prospective undergraduates understand the potential effect of their choice of course on their...

      Special Educational Needs: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to improve careers advice for pupils with special educational needs.

      Breakfast Clubs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's press release, Funding boost to give more children healthy start to the day, published on 19th March 2018, whether...

      Schools: Northumberland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of proposals for school closures in West Northumberland on the provision of schooling in that area.

      Schools: Governing Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of school governors England are BAME.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which local authorities have made an application to his Department to move funds from the schools block to the high needs block in 2018-19.

      Apprentices: Coventry South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department holds on the number of people undertaking paid apprenticeships in Coventry South constituency.

      Schools: Collective Worship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to take steps against schools which are in breach of their statutory duties in relation to the act of collective worship; and will...

      Religion: Education

      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,...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the written ministerial statement of 31 October 2017 on government asset sale, HCWS205, what methodology his Department used to...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the written ministerial statement of 6 December 2017 on government asset sale, HCWS317,what assessment his Department has made of...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to his oral contribution of 19 March 2018, Official Report, column 8, on Social Mobility, what estimate he has made of the number of...

      Department for Education: Communication Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education of 19 March 2018, Official Report, column 22, for what...

      Social Mobility Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the remit of the Social Mobility Commission; and if he will make a statement.

      Social Mobility Commission: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, who has the duty to publish a report on behalf of the Social Mobility Commission for each financial year in the absence of any commissioners; and if...

      Schools: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the removal of asbestos from the schools estate.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the value of plan 1 student loans that will not be repaid.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the answer of 16 March 2018 to Question 132418 on Children: Day Care, what estimate he has made of the proportion of children that are not...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to paragraph 4.84 of Economic and fiscal outlook – March 2018, published by the Office for Budget Responsibility, what assessment...

      Supply Teachers: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the total spending by (a) maintained schools and (b) academies on supply teachers in each of the last five...

      Home Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will ensure that children educated at home are required to sit all national tests sat by children in schools.

      Apprentices: Birkenhead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much has been (a) raised in apprenticeship levy in Birkenhead and (b) successfully reclaimed by firms to train apprentices.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his oral answer of 19 March 2018, on the National Funding Formula, Official Report, column 5, what the evidential basis is for his...

      Religion: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what powers he has to require or encourage (a) academies, (b) maintained community schools and (c) schools with a religious character to fulfill the...

      Standing Advisory Councils on Religious Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of whether local Standing Advisory Committees for RE are adequately resourced to discharge their statutory...

      Education Welfare Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support the Government is providing for welfare officers in schools.

      Teachers: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of teacher vacancies in (a) maths, (b) music and (c) science in secondary schools in each English region.

      Pupils: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to support mindfulness for pupils in (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools in England.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average time taken was for processing immigration appeals during 2015-2016.

    • Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average time taken was for processing immigration appeals during 2015-2016.

      Ministry of Justice: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what contracts for consultancy services (a) his Department and (b) his Department's arms length bodies agreed in 2017; what the value of each of those...

      Probation Hostels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the budget for probation hostels has been in each year since 1 June 2014.

      Courts: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many days of court time have been lost in each court due to unscheduled maintenance becoming necessary in each of the last five years.

      Ministry of Justice: Assets

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

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many young offenders aged (a) 15-17 and (b) 18-20 years old are in each young offenders institution in England and Wales; and how many in each such...

      Young Offender Institutions: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) violent incidents and (b) assaults on prison staff have been recorded for each young offenders institution in England and Wales in the last...

      Magistrates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many magistrates are serving in England and Wales; and how many of those magistrates were so serving in March in each of the last five years.

      Magistrates: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of magistrates serving (a) the West Midlands and (b) Coventry; and how many of those magistrates were serving in...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the satisfaction levels of claimants during the tribunal stage of the Personal Independence Payments claims process in...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what plans he has to meet representatives of British in Europe to discuss the effect of the UK leaving the EU on UK citizens living...

    • UK Trade With EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether his Department has yet modelled the effect on the UK economy of the Government's intended future trade partnership with the EU.

      Customs Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether his Department has modeled the economic effect of the UK remaining in an EU-UK Customs Union compared to alternative models...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what estimate he has made of the number of individual pieces of delegated legislation Parliament will be required to consider as a...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Cambridge Analytica

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether (a) his Department and (b) any of its agencies has entered into contracts with Cambridge Analytica since 2012.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Minimum Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the report by the Institute of Alcohol Studies entitled the Rising Affordability of Alcohol,...

    • Housing: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the proposed National Planning Policy Framework will enable councils to require fibre to home broadband to be...

      Hate Crime: Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent steps he has taken to improve the recording of hate crimes against Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities...

      Regional Planning and Development: Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for the launch of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund.

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many households in (a) Barandon Walk, (b) Testerton Walk, (c) Hurstway Walk, (d) Treadgold House and (e) Bramley...

      Ground Rent: Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent progress his Department has made on reforming ground rents for leasehold property.

      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...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2017 to Question 110635, on Grenfell Tower: fires, what discussions he has had...

      Supported Housing: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the paper Funding supported housing: policy statement and consultation announced on 31 October 2017,...

      Public Lavatories: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will introduce discretionary business rate relief for public toilets.

      Hate Crime: Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent steps he has taken to improve the recording of hate crimes against Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, further to the oral contribution of the Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government on 9...

      Local Government: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the written statement of 7 November 2017, Official Report, HCWS232 on Local Government Improvement,...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reasons garden city principles were omitted from the draft National Planning Policy Framework.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Statement of 20 March 2018, HCWS 569, on Local Government Finance, if he will set out in...

      Local Government: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he intends to consult the Local Government Boundary Commission on potential boundary changes consequent upon...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Navy: Navigation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to conduct future freedom of navigation operations; and if he will make a statement.

    • Navy: Navigation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with his (a) US, (b) Australian and (c) Chinese counterparts on freedom of navigation operations.

      Ministry of Defence: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2017 to Question 117695, when his Department plans to publish its new strategic equality objectives.

      Gulf War Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if his Department will recognise Gulf War Syndrome as a medical condition.

      Reserve Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 3 April 2017 to Question 69592, on Reserve Forces: Pay, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the changes...

      Armed Forces: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to improve mental health support for (a) veterans and (b) serving Military personnel in (i) Telford constituency,...

      Armed Forces: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support networks are available for (a) armed services personnel and (b) veterans who experience mental ill health.

      Armed Forces: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2018 to Question 131348, what assessment his Department has made of the reasons why the number of Other Ranks...

      Royal Irish Regiment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many part-time UDR personnel have been injured on duty in each of the last five years; how much compensation was paid to each member; and what the...

      Armed Forces: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to promote female recruitment into the armed forces.

      Armed Forces: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to improve mental health support for (a) veterans and (b) serving military personnel in (i) Coventry and (ii) the...

      Law of War

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the use of lethal force is confined to (a) armed conflicts in which the UK is openly involved and (b) exceptional circumstances in which there...

      Law of War

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the UK’s (a) legal framework and (b) guidance on its use of lethal force.

      Ministry of Defence: Cambridge Analytica

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether (a) his Department and (b) any of its agencies has entered into contracts with Cambridge Analytica since 2012.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was awarded to staff of her Department in bonuses in each of the last three financial years.

    • Support for Mortgage Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 21 February 2018 to Question 128306, if he will place the evidential basis for the predicted saving of over...

      Guardianship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in the UK with a (a) corporate appointeeship and (b) corporate deputy are in receipt of Universal Credit.

      Guardianship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in the UK with a (a) corporate appointeeship and (b) corporate deputy are in receipt of employment and support allowance.

      Guardianship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that claimants with a (a) corporate appointeeship and (b) corporate deputy can claim Universal...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Universal Credit split payment arrangement related to domestic violence cases, whether non-requesting partners are able...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2018 to Question 132939, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of universal credit claims paid to couples...

      Universities Superannuation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with Universities UK on the decision to close the defined benefit portion of the Universities Superannuation...

      Cold Weather Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether wind chill factor is taken into account in the calculation of cold weather payments.

      Personal Independence Payment: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress has her Department has made on writing new guidelines for personal independence payments that take account of the effect of...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons the Child Maintenance Service only reviews of a person's payments when their income changes by 25% or more; and what...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 November to Question 113079, what steps he is taking to inform claimants that they can offset unreimbursed work...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department will deduct pension contributions from reported income in order to calculate a claimant's universal credit award.

      *No heading*

      What steps the Government is taking to help young people with disabilities into work.

      *No heading*

      What steps her Department is taking to strengthen families.

      *No heading*

      What steps she is taking to ensure that universal credit supports people in progressing at work and increasing their earnings.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Drinking Water: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to prevent the presence of plastic particles in bottled water.

    • Beverage Containers: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to increase recycling rates of disposable coffee cups.

      Animal Welfare: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people have been imprisoned for the offence of animal cruelty in each of the last five years.

      Plastic Bags: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19 March 2018 to Question 132299 on Plastic Bags: Fees and Charges, whether retailers are obliged...

      Ritual Slaughter: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government plans to introduce method-of-slaughter labelling after the UK leaves the EU.

      Poultry: Slaughterhouses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what evidence informed the Government's decision to omit the parameters recommended by the European Food Safety Authority on...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to ensure that farmers are not penalised if they make a mistaken claim as a result of a...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of new maps produced this year by the Rural Payments Agency is being disputed by CAP claimants.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in what proportion of farm holdings boundaries changed as a result of this year’s re-mapping by the Rural Payments Agency.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Cambridge Analytica and SCL Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has met representatives of (a) SCL Group, (b) Strategic Communication Laboratories and (c) Cambridge...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Cambridge Analytica

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether (a) his Department and (b) any of its agencies has entered into contracts with Cambridge Analytica since 2012.

  • Home Office

    • Sergei Skripal and Yulia Skripal

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will certify the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury on 4 March 2018 as an act of terrorism.

    • Police: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has made a recent assessment of the effect of the change in the level of police funding on the capacity of local...

      Passports: British Embassy Dublin

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passport applications the British embassy in Dublin approved in each of the last 10 years; and of those applications what...

      Visas: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Tier 1 investment visas issued to Russian nationals between 2008 and 2015 have been subsequently revoked.

      Visas: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Tier 4 student visas have been issued by each higher education institution to Russian citizens in each year since 2015.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which (a) Minister of her Department and (b) Special Adviser in her Department authorised the tweet of 7 February 2018 by @UKHomeOffice that...

      Drugs: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of the eight recommendations on drug policy made by the West Midlands Police...

      Shops: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to tackle crime against convenience stores.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department holds information on the number of applicants who apply for indefinite leave to remain who are unsuccessful on their...

      Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2018 to Question 132345, on Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre, what the timetable is for a decision...

      Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to identify a new Chief Executive to oversee the operations of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority; when an...

      Home Office: Cambridge Analytica

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether (a) her Department and (b) any of its agencies has entered into contracts with Cambridge Analytica since 2012.

      Sexual Offences: Newcastle upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding her Department has allocated to provide long-term support to victims of sexual abuse identified in Operation Sanctuary.

      Engineers and Scientists: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 21 March 2018 to Question 132362, on Engineers and Scientists: Visas, whether her Department no longer collects...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the Government’s policy on room sharing with reference to accommodation for dispersed asylum seekers.

  • Scotland Office

  • Cabinet Office

    • Public Sector: Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to ensure that companies that hold state contracts meet their obligations to smaller firms.

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to every Voice Matters: Building a democracy that works for everyone, published by the Government in December 2017, if his Department...

      Civil Servants: Qualifications

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to page 35 of his Department's report, The What Works Network: Five years on, what formal accreditation civil servants will achieve and...

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful payments were made on GOV.UK Pay in each of the last 12 months.

      Cabinet Office: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what information he holds on the rate of remuneration for cleaners in his Department.

      Government Departments: Apprentices

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants by grade in each Government Department have completed formally recognised apprenticeships under (a) the Specification of...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the success rates of the Gov.uk contracts finder.

      National Security Capability Review

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the timetable is for the publication of the National Security Capability Review.

      Civil Servants: Equality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2018 to Question 128781, if he will set out the external stakeholders who were consulted on embedding diversity and...

      10 Downing Street: Operating Costs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the running costs of No.10 Downing Street has been for each of the past 10 years.

      Admiralty House: Operating Costs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the running costs have been for Admiralty House Flats for each of the past 10 years.

      Chequers: Operating Costs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much has been paid out of the public purse to (a) the trustees and (b) the estate for the running costs for Chequers in each of the last ten years.

      Public Sector: Blockchain

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to implement trials of the blockchain proof of conception (a) Government Departments and (b) other public bodies.

      Cabinet Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to respond to Question 118569, tabled by the hon. Member for Edinburgh North and Leith on 11 December 2017.

      Chequers: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much it is planned for the trustees of Chequers to receive any grant in aid over the next four years.

  • Treasury

    • Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he next plans to meet representatives of the Royal Bank of Scotland to discuss rural branch closures.

    • Children: Northern Ireland

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

      European Investment Bank

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to allocate funding from the public purse to (a) businesses and (b) Government Departments to replace funding from the European Investment...

      Pre-school Education: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to extend business rates relief to early years providers before the next re-evaluation of rates in 2021.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of whether the transition to regional HMRC centres through the Building Our Future programme will be effected by the UK leaving...

      Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much of the contingency funding that has been made available for Border Taskforce preparedness has been drawn down by HMRC to manage customs at ports in...

      Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has undertaken a recent assessment of warehouse and storage capacity at UK ports.

      Public Expenditure: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if Barnett consequentials will be made available to the Scottish Government to reflect the investment made by the UK Government in HS2 in England.

      Advance Pricing Agreements

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons the Government has not complied with the requirements of the European Union Joint Transfer Pricing Forum in providing statistics on the...

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March 2018 to Question 130335, what proportion of Vehicle Excise Duty is to be allocated to the proposed new Roads Fund from...

      Taxation: Electronic Government

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to make businesses aware of the introduction of the Making Tax Digital system in April 2019.

      Child Care Vouchers

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the oral answer of the Secretary of State for Education to the hon. Member for Ashton-under-Lyne of 19 March 2018, Official Report, column 17,...

      11 Downing Street: Operating Costs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the running costs of No.11 Downing Street were in each of the last ten years.

      Financial Services: Regulation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether paragraph 2.1 of the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) Principles for Business applies to (a) all firms authorised by the FCA and (b) firms...

      Dorneywood: Expenditure

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been spent on Dorneywood (a) in total and (b) trustees in each of the last 10 years.

      Dorneywood: Finance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether any grant in aid is planned to be provided to the trustees of Dorneywood during the 2017 Parliament.

      Treasury: Cambridge Analytica and SCL Group

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has met representatives of (a) SCL Group, (b) Strategic Communication Laboratories and (c) Cambridge Analytica; and if he will make a statement.

      Treasury: Cambridge Analytica and SCL Group

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether (a) his Department and (b) his Department's agencies and public bodies have held contracts with (i) SCL group, (ii) Strategic Communication...

      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 further legislative steps he...

      Child Care Vouchers: Northern Ireland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 21 March 2018 to Question 133041, on Children: Day Care, what meetings he plans to hold with colleagues in Northern Ireland to...

      Bank Notes

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to hold a public consultation on proposals to remove £50 notes from circulation.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many and what proportion of his Department’s cloud-hosting contracts have been awarded to (a) hyperscale cloud...

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

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

      Tennis: Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information his Department holds on the participation of people with (a) different socioeconomic backgrounds and (b) the...

      Tennis: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information his Department holds on the equalities and non-discrimination policies of the Lawn Tennis Association.

      Broadband and Mobile Phones: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when his Department plans next to meet (a) Perth and Kinross and (b) Clackmannanshire Council to discuss the (i) roll-out of...

      Openreach: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether (a) Ofcom and (b) the Ombudsman has the power to investigate complaints in respect of Openreach.

      Sports: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to develop opportunities to participate in sport for disabled people.

      Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to assist local authorities in keeping public libraries open.

      Internet: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has to reduce cyber-bullying.

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps is his Department taking to improve the technological infrastructure of broadband lines in rural areas.

      World Poetry Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what part he plans his Department to play in events celebrating World Poetry Day.

      Broadband: Universal Service Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on preparations to implement the broadband universal service obligation; if he will prioritise the...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Cambridge Analytica

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether (a) his Department and (b) any of its agencies has entered into contracts with Cambridge Analytica since 2012.

      Sports: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to help local sports clubs access funding.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Metals: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether he has had discussions with his EU counterparts on initiating a safeguards investigation on steel and aluminium imports into the EU;...

  • Department for Transport

    • Bus Services: Brighton

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will reconsider the rejection of a grant application to deliver buses with lower emissions in Brighton and Hove, given that City Council’s...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Financial Reporting Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 20 February (HL5467), whether the Financial Reporting Council changed the wording after my question (HL4627) was...

    • Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the expected total number of tons of waste material arising from the construction of the new Hinkley Point power station to be deposited in the Cardiff Grounds.

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why Cardiff Grounds was chosen for the deposit of waste material arising from the construction of the new Hinkley Point power station.

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the precise nature of the waste material to be removed from the construction site for the new Hinkley Point power station; what contaminants are expected...

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect the process of depositing waste material arising from the construction of the new Hinkley Point power station in the Cardiff Grounds to begin.

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what checks will be undertaken to ensure that no contaminated waste material arising from the construction of the new Hinkley Point power station will be shipped...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Crimes against Humanity: Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 9 March (HL5861), how many years elapsed between the atrocities committed by Ratko...

    • Sri Lanka: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to safeguard religious pluralism and to defend and promote freedom of religion or belief in Sri Lanka.

      Sri Lanka: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to work with the government of Sri Lanka to ensure that (1) a thorough investigation is conducted into the recent communal violence...

      USA: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the statement by the German Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sigmar Gabriel, that the "US administration decision to develop new tactical...

      USA: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the proposal by the United States Congress to pursue research into a new ground launched cruise missile; and what is their assessment...

      Nuclear Weapons: Treaties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of the United States on (1) extending or negotiating a successor treaty to New START, and (2) attempting to...

      Burma: Arms Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to build international support for a UN mandated global arms embargo against Burma.

      Burma: International Criminal Court

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with other members of the UN Security Council regarding support, in principle, for a referral of the situation in Burma to the...

      Burma: Arms Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with other EU governments on expanding the EU arms embargo to cover the sale of all equipment to the military in Burma.

      India: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) reported restrictions on the ability to celebrate Christian holidays in India, and (2) the diminution of religious freedom in...

      Russia: Sanctions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of current EU sanctions against Russia.

      Russia: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether Russia's threshold for the use of nuclear weapons has been lowered, following the speech by President Putin to the...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Russian Language

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many fluent Russian speakers have been trained or recruited by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) since November 2016; and how many fluent...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the comments by Donald Tusk that the Irish border issue must be addressed before the Brexit negotiations can address other...

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much time they expect there will be between the publication of the final Brexit agreement and the vote in the House of Commons.

      Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the resolution presented to the House on the final Brexit agreement will be worded.

      Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 20 February (HL5494), whether they will now answer the question asked, namely whether, prior to the Prime...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Mental Health Services: Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 18 December 2017 (HL3813), what assessment, if any, they have made of the impact of cuts by clinical...

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the extent to which people aged 55 or over are increasingly experiencing harm caused by alcohol, and (2) the need to...

      Doctors: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many doctors employed by the NHS were (1) suspended for, and (2) convicted of, malpractice, in each year between 2007 and 2017.

      Patients: Death

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many avoidable deaths occurred in NHS hospitals in each year between 2007 and 2017.

  • Department for Education

    • Pupils: Walking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which primary schools have used their PE and Sport Premium to successfully encourage substantially more children to walk to school.

    • First4Adoption

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the statutory provision of adoption of the closure of First4Adoption on 31 March; and how they...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government: Northamptonshire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to take any steps to reorganise local government in Northamptonshire.

    • Local Government: Buckinghamshire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the timescale for the proposed changes to local government structures in Buckinghamshire.

      Hate Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the strategy of the Equality and Human Rights Commission in combating rising levels of antisemitism and hate crime.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Warships: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average cost of items cannibalised from (1) submarines in build, and (2) surface ships in build, for use in operational submarines and surface ships.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Occupational Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of small pension savings pots held by individuals; whether that number has increased in the last five years and by how...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Slaughterhouses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many small and medium-sized abattoirs were in operation in the UK in each year from 2001 to 2017.

    • Air Pollution: Brighton

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the national monitor for air pollution in the Brighton and Hove area is placed in Preston Park, rather than near the more polluting city centre roads; and...

  • Home Office

    • Undocumented Migrants: Commonwealth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received, including those from Commonwealth Caribbean countries, about children who arrived and settled in the UK before 1971 as...

    • Asylum: Appeals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of asylum appeals were successful in each of the years 2005 to 2015.

      Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which local authorities have accepted asylum seekers in each of the last five years.

      Asylum: Interviews

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they provide to asylum seekers to ensure that those individuals can travel to their immigration interviews.

      Immigration Officers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff were employed as immigration officers on 1 May in (1) 2006, (2) 2012, and (3) 2016.

      Asylum: Calais

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to establish an asylum processing centre in Calais.

      Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of qualified staff required to ensure that asylum seekers' claims are properly assessed; and how many qualified staff...

      Europol

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the comments by the Executive Director of Europol that the UK will face “impediments” to receiving high-quality...

      Muslim Council of Britain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 12 March (HL6001), who were the representatives from the Muslim Council of Britain who...

      Immigration Controls: Republic of Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government where non-UK citizens travelling to the UK from the Republic of Ireland will have their travel documents checked after the UK leaves the EU; whether citizens of...

      Asylum: Pregnancy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider extending the period during which pregnant asylum seekers cannot be moved before their due date from six to 12 weeks.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Weather

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the preparedness of the UK to deal with severe cold weather conditions.

    • Devolution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how the competences currently held at the EU level will be distributed between the various countries in the UK after Brexit; and...

      Average Earnings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the percentage change in average earnings between (1) 1987 and 1992, (2) 1992 and 1997, (3) 1998 and 2003, and (4) 2004 and 2009.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Channel Four Television: Location

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the decision to establish a second headquarters for Channel Four outside London was taken solely by the broadcaster; if not, what input Government...

    • Channel Four Television: Location

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the opportunity arising from the establishment by Channel Four of a second headquarters outside London to develop their...

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