Written answers

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps is his Department taking to ensure that Saudi Arabia are held accountable by the United Nations for civilian...

    • Occupied Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has received on the legality under international law of potential UK trade with entities in...

      Gaza: Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the compatibility with international law of (a) Israeli naval operations off the...

      Armed Conflict: Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government was in communication with the (a) Libyan Islamic Fighting Group and (b) 17 February Martyrs' Brigade...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to Answer of 21 March 2018 to Question 132217 on Foreign and Commonwealth Office: buildings, whether those percentages...

      Chechnya: Homophobia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the progress Russia has made in its inquiry into homophobic persecution in Chechnya.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2018 to Question 131668, on Nuclear Weapons, when (a) Ministers and (b) seniors officials...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much money his Department has spent on hospitality in each of the last five years.

      Martin Selmayr

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence his Department had with the UK Commissioner to the EU on the appointment of Professor Dr Martin Selmayr as...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Leukaemia: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the availability of treatments for patients diagnosed with Refractory B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.

    • Cancer and Rare Diseases: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of NICE appraisals for new treatments for rare (a) diseases and (b) cancers.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for the publication of the review of the Cancer Drugs Fund.

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made on recommendation 32 of the NHS Cancer Strategy, Achieving World Class Outcomes, on the adoption of...

      Glaucoma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what new procedures and operations for treating glaucoma are planned to become available on the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money the UK (a) received from EU Member States for the treatment of EU nationals in the UK on the NHS and (b) paid to EU Member...

      NHS: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money the NHS collected in charges for the non-emergency treatment of visitors to the UK in 2017.

      North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much revenue funding has been (a) allocated and (b) paid out to the 5-Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust for 2017-2018 through...

      Joint Replacements: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information he holds on the number of clinical commissioning groups which have introduced requirements for smoking cessation for...

      Cataracts: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce waiting times for people requiring cataract surgery.

      Chronic Illnesses: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to meet the psychological needs of people with (a) inflammatory bowel disease and (b) other long-term health...

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for how many days each hospital in England issued a (a) black and (b) red alert in each of the last 12 months.

      NHS: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many public relations and communications staff have been hired directly by the NHS in each of the last five years.

      NHS: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the NHS budget was spent on public relations consultancy firms in each of the last five years.

      NHS: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many nurses left the NHS in each year since 2012.

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time was for ambulances in each of the last 10 years.

      North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what amount of revenue funding allocated to the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust for 2017-2018 under the Cheshire and Merseyside...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many nursing places have been allocated for the year 2018-19.

      Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have Crohn's disease.

  • Department for International Development

    • Jamaica: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding the Government has allocated to the costs of a new prison in Jamaica since September 2015; and what the status is of...

    • Pakistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate her Department has made of the proportion of UK aid to Pakistan that has been lost to corruption in each of the last...

  • Department for Education

    • Apprentices: Bury North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprenticeship places have been taken up in North Bury constituency; which sectors those apprenticeships are in; and at what levels those...

    • Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to ensure that any Apprenticeship Levy underspend can be retained for the sectors from which that Levy was raised and...

      Apprentices: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made on the extent to which the new apprenticeship standards are closing the skills gap in sectors such as...

      Department for Education: Cambridge Analytica

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

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions of 13 March 2018, Official Report, column 768, what plans he has to...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of changes in the level of apprenticeship starts on the financial sustainability of (a) employers that are...

      Department for Education: Cambridge Analytica and SCL Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has met with representatives of the SCL group or Cambridge Analytica; and if he will make a statement.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment of the efficacy of the Now Teach training programme; and if he will make a statement.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the cost to the public purse is for the marketing of the Teach Now scheme in (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17 including the costs of (i) production,...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which external agencies his Department used to promote the Teach Now scheme in (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17 including (i) advertising companies, (ii)...

      Overseas Students: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the Government plans to publish the (a) fee and (b) loan status of EU undergraduate students commencing courses at English higher education...

      Schools: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to discourage the use of single use plastics in schools.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Courts: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the criteria are for assessing the performance of PwC in its delivery of the digital courts reform contract.

    • Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of tribunal appeals against (a) personal independence payments and (b) employment support allowance assessments were successful in (a)...

      Courts: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much has been accrued to the public purse from the sale of court buildings in each year since 2010.

      Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect on court staff of his Department's planned court closures.

      Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of the planned court closures on the level of cases heard in courts that will not close.

      Pyramid Selling: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prosecutions there have been relating to pyramid selling schemes under the (a) Fraud Act 2006 and (b) Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading...

      Prisoners: Jamaica

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Jamaican nationals were in UK prisons as of (a) 30 June 2015 and (b) 31 January 2018.

      Prisoners: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) Albanian, (b) Nigerian, (c) Somalian, (d) Rwandan, (e) Chinese, (f) Vietnamese and (g) South African nationals were held in UK prisons as...

      Prison Service: Dismissal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2018 to Question 128599, what the grounds were for each of the 419 cases of dismissal of Band 2 to 5 staff from...

      Youth Courts: South Tyneside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of moving the Sunderland Youth Court to South Tyneside for victims, families and young people in...

      Work Capability Assessment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many appeals were heard by HM Courts and Tribunal Service in response to a Fit for Work decision; and how many initial decisions were overturned, in...

      Prisoners: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent steps his Department has taken to improve conditions for prisoners with mental health problems in prisons in England.

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

    • General Election 2017

      To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2018 to Question 132978, how many of...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2017 to Question 111244 and the Answer of 23 January 2018 to Question 123366 on...

    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Cambridge Analytica

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

      Housing: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to increase the supply of retirement housing, and if he will make a statement.

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of trends in the number of landlords using (a) licence agreements, and (b) tenancy...

      Social Rented Housing: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will estimate the average first year public sector set-up cost for a new resident in any part of England needing...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much the Government received in income for services provided by his Department to foreign governments in each year since 2010; and for what services...

    • Ministry of Defence: Cambridge Analytica

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has had discussions with (a) Cambridge Analytica, (b) SCL Group and (c) Strategic Communication Laboratories on the statement on the...

      Ministry of Defence: Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 15 March 2018 to Question 132002, on Ministry of Defence: Catering, how many companies have had catering contracts with his...

      Ministry of Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many meetings (a) he, (b) ministers of his Department and (c) officials of his Department have had with (i) representatives of (a) Cambridge...

      Defence: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what funding his Department allocated to (a) submarines, (b) combat air, (c) air support, (d) ships, (e) helicopters, (f) land equipment, (g) weapons...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of enabling all applicants to retain their benefits pending the outcome of a tribunal...

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2018 to Question 132230 on Department for Work and Pensions: buildings, how much was spent on property that...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the removal of the work-related activity component for employment support allowance on the...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what formula is used to determine the figures for the JSA Applicable Amount as set out in regulations 83 and 84 (1) of Schedule 1 on...

      Jobcentre Plus: Brent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department plans to assess the effect of closing Willesden and Kilburn Job Centre Plus in Brent; and if he will make a statement.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time has been between the submission of a claim for universal credit and receipt of payment in (a) Lanark and Hamilton East...

      Universal Credit: Lanark and Hamilton East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of Universal Credit in Lanark and Hamilton East constituency have applied for an advance payment.

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 31 January to Question 125002 on the Access to Work Programme, whether her Department has identified an effect on...

      Universal Credit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when her Department last discussed the use of universal credit split payments with the Scottish Government; and if she will make a statement.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Supermarkets: Trolleys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will bring forward legislative proposals to require supermarkets to collect discarded shopping trolleys.

    • Retail Trade: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to support the reduction of excess packaging when purchasing products online.

      European Chemicals Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has held with the UK downstream oil industry on its future relationship with the European Chemicals...

  • Home Office

    • Shops: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that violence against shopworkers is recorded by police forces.

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has made an assessment of the potential effect on (a) cross-border trade and (b) smuggling of the introduction of minimum unit...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information the Government holds on with which groups Salman Abedi and his father, Ramadan Abedi, fought in Libya in 2011.

      Shops: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Local Shop Report 2017, published by the Association of Convenience Stores, what steps she is taking the reduce the...

      Home Office: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many meetings (a) she, (b) Ministers of her Department and (c) officials in her Department have held (a) Cambridge Analytica, (b) SCL,...

      Crime Prevention: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of Police Scotland’s violence reduction unit in Glasgow, and whether she has plans...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Travellers: Equality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General of 2 November 2016, Official Report, column 879,...

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to increase voter registration among under-registered groups.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Roads: Belfast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the Government plans to release the funding for the Yorkgate Interchange project.

    • Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to her oral contribution of 12 March 2018, Official Report, columns 641 to 642, whether she plans to set the budget for Northern...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions of 13 March 2018, Official Report, column 768, what plans she...

      Northern Ireland Office: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2018 to Question 132223, on Northern Ireland Office: Buildings, what the annual cost to the public purse is...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2018 to Question 132221, on Department for International Trade: Buildings, what the annual cost of...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Facebook: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in the US administration on the role of (a) Cambridge Analytica, (b)...

    • Facebook: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will place minutes and notes of any meetings held between his Department and representatives of Facebook on the...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: SCL Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether (a) his Department and (b) any of his Department's agencies entered into contracts with Strategic Communication...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many meetings (a) he, (b) Ministers of his Department and (c) officials in his Department have held with representatives...

      Local Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department has taken to protect the independence of regional press organisations.

      Broadband: Harewood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the timetable is for the village of Harewood in Elmet and Rothwell constituency to be included in the roll-out of...

      Television: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of the potential economic benefits for (a) East Renfrewshire constituency and (b) Scotland of...

      Film and Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has a policy to attract the television and film industry to work in the UK.

      World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department plans to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War.

      Swimming Pools: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many public swimming pools have closed in each constituency since 2010.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Females: Voting Rights

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the value of the contract is for Ecorys to administer the Women's Vote Centenary Grant Scheme.

    • Employment: Clothing

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether the government has plans to publish guidance on dress codes that state that (a) policy and (b) practice by employers must be non-discriminatory.

      Equal Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to tackle discrimination in the workplace to help reduce the gender pay gap.

      Elections: Females

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to encourage more women from diverse backgrounds to enter elected politics.

      Equal Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps her Department has taken to ensure that all employers with over 250 employees report their gender pay gap statistics by 4 April 2018.

      Facial Disfigurement: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to promote the protections enshrined in the Equality Act 2010 for people who experience discrimination as a result...

      Recruitment: Facial disfigurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, what steps her Department is taking to ensure employers comply with the provisions in the Equality Act 2010 on discrimination against...

  • Department for Transport

    • Roads: Litter

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the highest environmental standards apply to motorways and highways of England with respect to litter.

    • Driverless Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any autonomous or semi-autonomous driving trials have been approved for public roads in the UK, using purely optical cameras or radar, without...

      Driverless Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there have been any injuries incurred during autonomous or semi-autonomous driving trials in the UK.

      Driverless Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will list (1) all autonomous or semi-autonomous driving trials approved in the UK, and (2) any approved on public roads.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the TESLA model 3 has received type approval in the UK.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the TESLA model 3 has undergone safety tests applicable for use in the UK.

      Driverless Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the regulatory and safety assessment process before autonomous or semi-autonomous driving trials can be permitted on public roads in the UK.

      Railways: Reading

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what benefits, in terms of timekeeping for both passenger and freight trains, have accrued since the flyover at Reading was commissioned.

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which modifications to railway infrastructure between Peterborough and Doncaster they have considered in the last two years; and whether Network...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the full range of cheaper train fares will be available when train timetables will be confirmed only four to six weeks in advance; and whether passengers...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on religious minorities in Pakistan of the ruling by the Islamabad High Court on 9 March that requires citizens to...

    • Burma: Civil Liberties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Myanmar regarding the proposed amendments to the 2011 Peaceful Assembly and Procession Law which might...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to support making temporary ceasefires in Syria (1) effective, and (2) permanent.

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the governments of Germany and other states about the supply of weapons and munitions to Turkey, Iran and other...

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding claims that the Israeli military protect settlers whilst those settlers are...

      Jerusalem: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the amendment to the Entry into Israel Law 1972, passed by the Israeli parliament, which allows the interior minister to revoke...

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the comments by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein describing Israeli settlements in the...

      Jerusalem: Religious Buildings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding reports of incursions by Israeli settlers into Al-Aqsa Mosque, escorted by Israeli police.

      Haneen Zoabi

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the suspension of Haneen Zoabi from the Knesset in response to her calling Israeli...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the raid on Birzeit University and the reported abduction of its Student Council...

      Colombia: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on human rights and the Peace Accord of the delay in accrediting a new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Colombia.

      Russia: Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what overall strategic approach they have for future relations between the West and Russia.

      Rwanda: Immigrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many death threats against Rwandans living in the UK they are aware of in each year since 2000; how many of those they suspect emanate from the government of...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the government of Myanmar is building military bases on the ruins of Rohingya villages; and whether they have made...

      Central Asia: Water

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the situation in Central Asia with regard to the sharing of water resources in that region.

      Nigeria: Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Nigeria regarding reports of widespread violence in the conflict between Fulani herders and...

      Oleg Navalny

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights on 17 October 2017, they intend to call for the release from custody in Russia of...

      Syria: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that the negotiations for a peaceful settlement in Syria, now taking place in Geneva and Astana, are effectively drawn together...

      Duaa Alwadaei

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Bahraini Criminal Court's conviction and sentencing of Duaa Alwadaei.

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to make any representations to the government of Bahrain concerning the hunger strike declared by Hajer Mansoor Hassan in Isa Town Prison,...

      Bahrain: Torture

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for the Middle East on 7 December 2017 (HC116305), whether they will report further developments on the...

      Bahrain: Torture

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the alleged failure of the Bahraini Ministry of Interior Ombudsman to conduct an independent and thorough investigation into...

      Nigeria: Curfews

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the curfew imposed in rural communities in Taraba State, Nigeria.

      Nigeria: Boko Haram

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the abduction of 110 schoolgirls from a school in the town of Dapchi, Nigeria by Boko Haram last month and the recent return of...

      Jerusalem: Churches

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 15 March (HL5986), whether they have made representations to the government of Israel that the bank...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Slaughterhouses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many veterinary surgeons who work in abattoirs come from (1) the UK, and (2) other EU countries.

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Counter-terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 8 February (HL Deb, col 2072), when the Department for Education's review of its health, safety and...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Holiday Accommodation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of (1) the rate of return available from short-term lets, and (2) current advertising encouraging short-term lets on...

    • Housing: Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cost to providers of purpose-built student accommodation of being required to pay for house in multiple occupation licences.

      Housing: Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the respective criteria (1) to obtain a licence for a house in multiple occupation, and (2) to join a Government-supported national code for student...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment: Care Homes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether severely disabled Personal Independence Payment claimants in residential homes under NHS Continuing Care are eligible for higher rate mobility to enable...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to extend the powers of the Information Commissioner to investigate companies which harvest large quantities of data from...

    • Telecommunications: Rural Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve (1) mobile phone coverage, (2) broadband access, and (3) internet speeds, in rural areas

      Pornography: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to protect primary school children from being exposed to hard-core pornography on the internet.

      Young People: Voluntary Work

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of young people who participated in full-time social action in each of the last five years.

      Public Libraries: Northamptonshire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the closure of libraries in Northamptonshire on literacy, social mobility, and poverty prevention programmes.

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