Written answers

Monday, 16 April 2018

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Maternity Services: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the take-up rate for six week post-partum examinations for women in (a) the West Midlands and (b) Coventry was in 2017.

    • NHS Trusts: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding has been (a) allocated and (b) paid out through the Cheshire and Merseyside sustainability and transformation...

      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 a body mass index threshold that patients must meet...

      National Health Service Commissioning Board and Clinical Commissioning Groups (Responsibilities and Standing Rules) Regulations 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to ensure compliance with part 9(45)(3) of the National Health Service Commissioning Board and Clinical...

      Incinerators: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2018 to Question 125210 on Incinerators: Health Hazards, whether the small area health statistics...

      Halton Clinical Commissioning Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of full-time equivalent staff employed by Halton Clinical Commissioning Group in (a)...

      Halton Clinical Commissioning Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of vacancies there are in Halton Clinical Commisioning Group; and if he will list...

      Medical Treatments: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of medical procedures that are being provided in France due to limited hospital capacity in the UK.

      Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people who were detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 died in each year since 2010; and if he will make a statement.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many women have had to wait for longer than two weeks from their initial appointment for an abortion in each year since 2015.

      Halton Clinical Commissioning Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions Halton Clinical Commissioning Group has had with local hospitals on winter pressures; and at what level of the...

      Social Services: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to publish its green paper on older people's social care.

      Autism: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average autism diagnosis waiting time for children under the age of 18 has been for each year since 2010.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many children aged (a) four to five and (b) 10 to 11 years were recorded as obese in (i) England, (ii) London, (iii) each primary...

      Orkambi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer to 21 March 2018 to Question 133791, what the outcome was of recent discussions with the National Institute for...

      Cystic Fibrosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 21 March 2018 to Question 133793 on Cystic Fibrosis, what information his Department holds on the geographical...

      Surgery: Halton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many elective surgery cases for patients living in Halton constituency were cancelled between October 2017 and February 2018; and...

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients: Halton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people in Halton constituency were detained under section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983 in each year since 2012.

      Streptococcus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking with Public Health England to raise awareness of group B Strep; and how that work will feature in his...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what range of dental treatment was available on the NHS free of charge for people on low incomes in each of the last seven years.

      Blood Diseases: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the take-up rate for sickle cell disease and thalassaemia screening for pregnant women in (a) the West Midlands and (b) Coventry was...

      Colorectal Cancer: West Midlands

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

      Ascher's Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the level of availability of treatments for patients diagnosed with Ascher's Syndrome.

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the White Paper Industrial Strategy: Building a Britain fit for the future, published on 27 November 2017, what steps...

      Halton Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the announcement of 28 March 2018 that Halton Hospital within Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, was...

      Health Services: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his policy is on the application of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to private healthcare providers in respect of information...

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the sleep-in back pay liability for providers in Hampshire.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to prioritise for addition to the Specials Tariff the shortlist of Specials prepared and agreed by the Royal Colleges of...

      Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people aged (a) 16 or under and (b) 17-18 presenting in a mental health crisis were detained in a Section 136 suite for over...

      Mental Health Services: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2018 to Question 132059 on Mental Health Services: North East, in what format is the information...

      Pregnancy: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the level of screeing for infectious diseases in pregnant women in (a) West Midlands and...

      Medical Treatments: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people in England have been waiting longer than (a) 52 weeks, (b) 104 weeks, (c) 156 weeks from referral to treatment in England.

      Health Professions: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospital consultant posts are vacant; and what steps his Department is taking to ensure the adequacy of the number of hospital...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data his Department (a) records and (b) publishes on the nationality of NHS staff.

      Cancer: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many cancer clinical nurse specialists were working in the NHS in the last period for which figures are available.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of alcohol misuse in each of the last five years.

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of people with (a) Stage 1 Hepatitis C and (b) with Stage 1 Hepatitis C and HIV have registered with the...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many Special Category Mechanism (SCM) applications were (a) submitted and (b) accepted, in respect of answer to (i) Section 5A, (ii)...

      NHS: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the proposals in the consultation, Conditions for which over the counter items should...

      Health Services: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the implementation of guidance following the consultation, Conditions for which over the counter...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of people who take up smoking.

      Life Expectancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the gap in life expectancy between people from affluent and low-income communities.

  • Prime Minister

    • AggregateIQ

      To ask the Prime Minister, how many meetings with (a) staff and (b) representatives of AggregateIQ have taken place in No10 in each year since 2010; what the purpose was of those meetings; and...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Unemployment: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the reasons for the change in the level of unemployment in (a) Coventry South constituency, (b) Coventry and...

    • Social Security Benefits: Automated Credit Transfer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of requiring claims for a male-female couple to be paid into (a) the...

      Personal Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average net weekly household income was for people in (a) Coventry South constituency, (b) the West Midlands, (c) London, (d) the...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many women aged between 60 and 65 are in receipt of the state pension; the level at which that state pension is paid; and how many women...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Cambridge Analytica and SCL Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she or her predecessors met with representatives of the SCL group or Cambridge Analytica; and if she will make a statement.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Cambridge Analytica and SCL Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department or any of it agencies or associated public bodies has had contracts with SCL group or Cambridge Analytica; and if she...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much her Department spent on facilitating mandatory reconsiderations relating to (a) employment support allowance and (b) personal...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the HM Courts and Tribunals Service data published by her Department on 8 March 2018 on appeals to the Social Security and...

      Personal Independence Payment: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment has he made of the accuracy of medical assessments for personal independence payment claimants who have autism.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people making a claim for employment and support allowance have waited over one year for a medical assessment in (a) Scotland and (b)...

      Personal Independence Payment: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 27 March 2018 to Question 133913, on Personal Independence Payment: Visual Impairment, for what reason the...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions her Department has had with (a) Ofcom and (b) the Phone-paid Services Authority on call connection service access to...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps her Department has taken to ensure that (a) the gov.uk website and (b) internet providers advertise the correct information...

      Christians against Poverty: Jobclubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support her Department provides to job clubs run by Christians Against Poverty; what the nature of that support is; and at which...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employment and support allowance claimants have been successful on appeal at tribunal against decisions to reject those claims in (a)...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to universal credit claimants who have deductions in their standard allowance in Part 4 of their monthly award letters,...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of universal credit deductions for (a) rent and (b) service charges have been taken at the (i) 20 per cent higher...

      Private Rented Housing: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the roll-out of universal credit on the availability of private rented accommodation for...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a system of automatic transfers for individuals who have multiple jobs during their...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the trends in the level of delays to employment support allowance hearing as a result of the absence...

      Welfare State: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress her Department has made in implementing recommendations 7 and 11 of the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health.

      Employment: Down's Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that there are employment opportunities for people with Down's Syndrome.

  • Home Office

    • Bank Services: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to enable people to claim compensation from banks when monies are fraudulently transferred...

    • Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the potential (a) merits and (b) savings to the public purse of alternatives to the use of...

      Cross Border Cooperation: North America

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she last met her (a) US and (b) Canadian counterparts to discuss cross-border customs checks between those two countries.

      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 three years; and of those applications what...

      Refugees: Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Iraqi citizens have been resettled under the (a) Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme and (b) Vulnerable Children's Resettlement...

      Refugees: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the provision of specialist support for...

      Offences against Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the (a) statutory powers of the police to pursue crimes involving online child abuse images...

      Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to paragraph 1.8 of the Migration Advisory Committee’s report of 27 March 2018, EEA-workers in the UK labour market:...

      Immigrants: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what step her Department is taking support (a) child and (b) young adult migrants on arrival in the UK.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to three related letters from the hon. Member for Greenwich and Woolwich dated 21 August 2017, 22 November 2017...

      Refugees: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will increase funding for accredited English language teaching for refugees.

      Human Trafficking: Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent progress has been made on the Khartoum process in relation to human trafficking in the Mediterranean.

      Police: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers were employed in (a) Halton constituency and (b) Cheshire in each year since 2010.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken to conclude a visa application was in each of the last seven years; and steps her Department is taking to reduce...

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department has spent on tackling knife crime in each of the last seven years.

      Visas: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many tier 2 visa applications for positions in Scotland were accepted, declined or deferred in each month from September 2016 to March 2018.

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the estimated net cost to the public purse in England is of gun licensing and certification.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what consultation her Department undertook on the definition of torture set out in The Detention Centre (Amendment) Rules 2018 and the...

      Vetting: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has received reports of disciplinary action initiated against Special Branch officers communicating with organisations or...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Commonwealth-born citizens were detained by UK immigration services between January 2015 and January 2018.

      English Language: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of providing funding for accredited English language teaching for all refugees.

      Visas: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to introduce the new route to Indefinite Leave for Remain (IDR) for self-employed Turkish business people in the...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that U.K Visas and Immigration have adequate resources to meet an increase in applications...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to establish a comprehensive register of non-UK EU citizens in the UK.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average length of time is for UK Visas and Immigration to process a visa application.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many notifications that require no further action are sent on average to applicants for Tier 4 visas.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department is taking steps to simplify the process of applying for a tier 4 visa.

      Visas: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps have been taken since the first quarter of 2016 to reduce fraud in the English language testing system.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps have been taken to improve the speed at which outstanding asylum applications are completed.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of all new and outstanding asylum applications were completed in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c)2017.

      Asylum: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers were repatriated to countries her Department considered to be unsafe at the time of their repatriation in 2017.

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many refugees from Syria had their application for refugee status granted in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) 2017.

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government projects that the target of accepting 20,000 Syrian refugees will be met by 2020.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied child asylum seekers have been resettled in the UK since the first quarter of 2016.

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her policies on counter extremism of the report from the organisation Hope Not Hate,...

      Asylum: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the effect on the mental health of 18-year old asylum seekers of their transfer from social care to the...

      Offences against Children: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that rules of confidentiality binding professionals who work with children can be waived when the...

      Prostitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to undertake a review of the adequacy of legislation on prostitution.

      Visas: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many family reunion visa applications have been rejected in each of the last five years.

      Organised Crime: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of 17 January 2018, Official Report, Column 348WH, on...

      Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 26 March 2018 to Question 133714, on Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre, how many (a) local constituency...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department are being taken to reunify unaccompanied child refugees in the UK with their direct relatives.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether welfare records are kept for asylum seekers that have been granted asylum.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum cases that commenced before 2010 remain outstanding.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum cases that were sent to the Migration Refusal Pool were returned to the Home Department in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people subject to Rule 35 reports are currently detained.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how long on average people subject to Rule 35 reports were detained in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) 2017.

      Offenders: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of foreign national offenders have been released into the community in (a) Scotland, (b) Northern Ireland, and...

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time spent in prison was for a foreign national offender before deportation in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) 2017.

      Marriage: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were charged with marriage fraud in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) 2017.

      Undocumented Workers: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of fines imposed for the employment of illegal workers were collected within (a) six months and (b) nine...

      Undocumented Workers: Unpaid Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fines for the employment of illegal workers remain unpaid.

      UK Visas and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to ensure that UK Visas and Immigration has the (a) resources and (b) expertise to maintain level of...

      Migrant Workers: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of the qualification criteria for Tier 2 work visas on the ability of the NHS to...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce moped crime.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate she has made of the number of rejected asylum seekers in the UK.

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the Prevent strategy and Prevent duty directives do not unfairly target racial and...

      Free Movement of People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to allow non-musicians working in the music industry an exemption from restrictions on free movement after the...

      Migrant Workers: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's policy is in cases where Tier 2 visa holders take 10 or more consecutive days of industrial action.

      Migrant Workers: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people holding Tier 2 visas have had them revoked in each of the last five years on the grounds that they took 10 or more...

      Harassment: Females

      Whether she has plans to bring forward legislative proposals to make misogyny a hate crime.

      Crime

      What assessment she has made of the level of crime and the effectiveness of crime reporting by police forces.

      Drugs: Crime

      Whether she has made an assessment of the effectiveness of measures to tackle the illegal trade in the drug commonly known as Spice.

      Visas: Migrant Workers

      What plans she has to change the operation of the Tier 2 work visa.

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Treasury

    • Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 27 March to Question 133321 on tax allowances, which tax reliefs are currently subject to a sunset clause.

    • Infrastructure: Environmental Protection

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that the National Infrastructure Commission assesses the potential effect of proposals for infrastructure building on...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the technical issues which are affecting the Childcare service; and what the timetable is for those issues to be resolved.

      Railways: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2018 to Question 130922, what the funding methodology was for the allocation of rail funding to the Scottish Government...

      Railways: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2018 to Question 130922, on Railways: Scotland, if he will publish the (a) criteria and (b) methodology for the Barnett...

      Railways: Finance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the funding methodology is for the allocation of rail funding within England and Wales for Control Period 6.

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average number of calls has been to the HMRC Childcare system hotline per day since that hotline was established; and what the average length of...

      Roadchef: Employee Benefit Trusts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the oral contribution of the Financial Secretary to the Treasury on 19 December 2017, Official Report, column 1029, when he expects HMRC...

      Roadchef: Employee Benefit Trusts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the dispute over Roadchef Employee Benefit Trust, what plans he has to regulate employee benefit trusts .

      Roadchef: Employee Benefit Trusts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will issue guidance to HMRC on unjust enrichment as a result of the Roadchef Employee Benefit Trust case.

      Taxation: Repayments

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average length of time was for repayment in cases of (a) tax overpayments (b) tax paid in error (c) tax on illegal profits.

      Taxation: Profits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of tax paid to HMRC on illegally obtained profits in the last three years.

      Money Laundering

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has identified those business sectors in which money laundering occurs most frequently.

      Insurance: Disability

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of access to insurance that fairly reflects risk for disabled people; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on funding for the NHS.

      Advance Pricing Agreements

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 26 March 2018 to Question 133363 on Advance Pricing Agreements, for what reasons the UK counts Advance Pricing Agreements as a...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2018 to Question 132087, on Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Buildings,...

    • Theatre: Pupils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information his Department holds on the number and proportion of school children in England under the age of 16 who have...

      Cultural Heritage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the Heritage Action Zones designated by Heritage Lottery Fund in each constituency since 2010.

      Cinemas and Theatres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) theatres and (b) cinemas have closed in each constituency since 2010.

      Libraries: Closures

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

      Creative Industries Council: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the timescale is for the appointment of a trade union representative to the Creative Industries Council.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department has taken to improve access to participation in (a) the National Citizen Service and (b) full-time...

      Cabinet Office: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress his Department has made in implementing recommendation 4 of the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Electricity Generation: Profits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with OFGEM on Distribution Network Operator margins and profits; and if he will make...

    • Solar Power: Motherwell and Wishaw

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many photovoltaics installations through Green Deal plans provided by Home Energy Lifestyle Management Systems were...

      GKN: Melrose

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to receive the security assessment of the takeover bid for GKN by Melrose.

      GKN: Melrose

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the latest date is by which he can (a) call in and (b) block the hostile takeover bid for GKN by Melrose.

      GKN: Melrose

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the oral statement of 27 March 2018 on GKN: Proposed Takeover by Melrose, if he will take steps to...

      BiFab: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on government support for Burntisland Fabrications Ltd.

      Telecommunications: Consumers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the forthcoming consumer green paper takes steps to protect customers...

      Anaerobic Digestion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to update its anaerobic digestion action and strategy plan.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Unpaid Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people have undertaken unpaid work periods in his Department since 2016; and how many of those people were not...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 1 March 2018 to question 128954, what assessment he has made of whether as a result of...

      Aviation: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support and encourage aviation companies to research and develop new aircraft...

      Average Earnings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if his Department will make an estimate of the average (a) hourly and (b) weekly wages of (i) agency workers and (ii)...

      Agency Workers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many and what proportion of agency workers have been employed on pay between assignment contracts under regulation...

      Agency Workers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of Regulation 10 of the Agency Worker Regulations 2010 on the pay...

      GKN: Melrose

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the merits of the final terms of the bid submitted by Melrose for GKN in response to his...

      Agency Workers: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2018 to Question 127381, what the timetable is for his Department’s...

      Department for Education: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent progress his Department has made on the implementation of Recommendation 27 of the Five Year Forward View...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Fire Prevention: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with Preston City Council on external cladding on buildings in Fishwick, Town Centre and...

    • Land: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is to make publicly available a complete list of all unregistered publicly-held land.

      Homelessness Reduction Act 2017

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will review the long-term effect of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 periodically after that Act comes into...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has provided funding to (a) local authorities, (b) combined authorities and (c) elected mayors...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer 26 March 2018 to Question 133275 on Right to Buy Scheme, if he will set out the data that he...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how he has allocated new burdens funding to local authorities to fulfil the provisions of the Homelessness Reduction...

      Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on how much each local authority has (a) budgeted for and (b) spent on temporary...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reason households in the area surrounding Grenfell Tower which were made homeless by the Grenfell Tower fire...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will ensure that all households made homeless by the Grenfell Tower fire regardless of whether they lived in...

      Unitary Councils: Northamptonshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the proposal by the independent inspection report on...

      Refuges: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect the proposed reforms to supported housing on the financial sustainability of...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to encourage private sector landlords to provide longer-term contracts.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 26 June 2017 to Question 438, on Ministry of Defence: equality, for what reasons the strategic equality objectives were not...

    • Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many print adverts focused on Army recruitment were placed in regional newspapers by newspaper in each of the last three financial years.

      Army Foundation College: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the external companies contracted to provide services to Army Foundation College Harrogate in each of the last three years; and what...

      Ministry of Defence: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much money his Department spent (a) on each website and (b) in total on those websites on which apprenticeship advertisements aimed at people aged...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for the Armed Forces of 5 March 2018, Official Report, column 20, what estimate he has made of the...

      Ministry of Defence: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Permanent Secretary before the Committee of Public Accounts on 1 March 2017 HC 957, Q135 how many contracts of...

      Navy: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of his Department's (a) resources and (b) expertise to administer (i) multiple and (ii) interrelated...

      Type 31 Frigates: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress his Department has made on procuring Type 31e frigates; and if he will make a statement.

      Warships: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress his Department has made on procuring fleet support ships for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many residents in Service Family Accommodation are paying (a) reduced and (b) no rent as a result of the standard of accommodation in each of the...

      Awacs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2018 to Question 132489, on what basis he plans to decide to run an open tender competition to replace the RAF's...

      Awacs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2018 to Question 132489, on AWACS, whether he has allocated an out of service date for the current RAF airborne early...

      Iraq: Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the Government is taking to counter resurgence of Islamic State in northern Iraq.

      Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Prime Minister of 28 March 2018, whether the £600 million for the Dreadnought program has been allocated...

      Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 17 of the National Security Capability Review, when his Department plans to bring forward proposals for changes to the...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 31 of the National Security Capabilities Review, published in July 2017, which countries have taken part in International Defence...

      Armed Forces: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has allocate funding to his Department's Education Support Fund after April 2018.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the reasons are for the delay to the RAF's Protector unmanned aircraft system programme.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the (i) operating and (ii) maintenance costs for the fleet of 138 F-35 aircraft.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Facebook

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the target audience was for his Department's Exporting is GREAT Facebook campaign.

    • Scotland Office: Facebook

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, for what reason his Department's Facebook advertising campaign entitled Budget 2017 was targeted at people interested in issues connected to the armed...

      Sovereignty: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the (a) set-up and (b) running costs were for the (a) twitter account @youdecide2014, (b) website www.youdecide2014.uk, (c) facebook page...

      Scotland Office: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what decisions on social media advertising campaigns run by his Department are made by (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department.

      Scotland Office: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will publish the audience target filters used by his Department in each of its social media advertising campaigns since 2010.

      Scotland Office: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what criteria his Department uses to select the audience for social media advertising campaigns.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what proportion of the ML4 rated arms licenses issued for export to Saudi Arabia was utilised in the period (a) 1 March 2013 to 28 February...

    • Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, for which periods since 2010, members of the the Gulf Cooperation Council received a green rating for each of the 22 groups of military...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment his Department has made of the level of potential exports of floating offshore wind power technology in the next five years.

  • Women and Equalities

  • Department for Transport

    • International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has for the UK to conform to the obligations on ballast water management for the control of invasive non-native species necessary to...

    • Railways: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the merger of Siemens and Alstom (a) on the value for money delivered to Network Rail’s signalling...

      Department for Transport: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to (a) restructure (b) reorganise and (c) increase the number of staff in his Department in preparation for the UK leaving the EU.

      Harrow and Wealdstone Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for how long the ticket hall at Harrow and Wealdstone station will be closed for repair; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to tackle delays on TfL Rail services.

      Driving Standards Agency: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many driving test stations have closed in each constituency since 2010.

      Railway Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many railway stations (a) opened and (b) closed in each constituency in each year since 2010.

      Community Transport: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding his Department provides to community transport providers in (a) Newcastle, (b) the North East of England and (c) England.

      Aviation: Camberwell and Peckham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 23 January 2017 to Question 60536, what plans his Department has to record the level of aircraft noise in Camberwell...

      Govia Thameslink Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the second remedial plan for Govia Thameslink Railway will be published.

      Motor Vehicles: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to review The Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989,1989 No. 1796, PART III, Regulation 27; what assessment his...

      Road Signs and Markings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on increasing the size of the welcome to England signs...

      Cars: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the new car emission regulations on the financial sustainability of kit car industry.

      Trailers: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on the introduction of (a) MOTs and (b) other testing regimes for (i) small trailers, (ii) non-commercial trailers and (iii) caravans.

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2018 to Question 133572, whether any funding allocated by his Department to Network Rail for improvement works on...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Islamic State: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made an estimate of the number of women and girls held in sexual slavery by Daesh; and if he will make a statement.

    • Falkland Islands: Premier Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the proposed environmental mitigation measures in the application from Premier...

      USA: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the US administration on the maintenance of the presidential policy guidance on use of...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative experts have been deployed to Bangladesh to work with Rohingya refugees.

      Colombia: Election Observers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department is planning to send election observers to the upcoming Colombian election.

      Mexico: Election Observers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department is planning to send election observers to the upcoming Mexican election.

      Brazil: Election Observers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department is planning to send election observers to the upcoming Brazilian election.

      Jerusalem: Churches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on ensuring access for Christians to churches in Jerusalem.

      Sudan: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the US administration on the sanctions regime affecting Sudan.

      South Sudan and Sudan: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what role the Government is playing in ensuring that oil revenues are distributed fairly and according to international...

      Philippines: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last met his counterpart in the Phillipines; and what issues were discussed at that meeting.

      Iraq: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of changes in the level of violence in northern Iraq; and what recent reports he has...

      Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps the UK Government is taking to (a) support UN Resolution 2401 on the humanitarian crisis in Syria, and (b)...

      Burma: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of levels of violence and displacement in Rakhine State.

      Philippines: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he most recently met his Filipino counterpart; and what issues were discussed at that meeting.

      Tunisia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Written Answer of 26 March 2018 to Question , what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the...

      Burundi: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterpart in the Burundi Government on the planned referendum on extending...

  • Department for International Development

    • Syria: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking directly through local organisations based in Syria to support civilians evacuating from Eastern...

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of the UK's gross national income which has been invested in overseas aid in each of the last 10 years; and what...

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the merits of the proposed transfer of Rohingya refugees to Bhasan Char Island.

      Yemen: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the delivery and distribution of aid, including food, to Yemen through the...

      Developing Countries: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the openness to trade in UK (a) goods and (b) services of developing countries in receipt...

      Developing Countries: Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department has (a) made and (b) received representations from the charitable sector on the effectiveness of...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what consultation her Department had prior to the announcement of the People For Peaceful Change project in Israel and the occupied...

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent estimate she has made of the number of Rohingya refugees crossing the Bangladesh-Burma border; and what assessment she has...

      Iraq: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the local capacity available in Iraq to support victims of sexual violence by Daesh.

      Department for International Development: Payroll Deduction Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2018 to Question 134106, on Department for International Development: Payroll Reduction Scheme, if...

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department has made an assessment of the effect on humanitarian access to Rohingya refugees of resettling those people on...

      Gaza: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with her Israeli counterpart on economic revitalisation in Gaza.

      St Helenas: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the cost of Medevac evacuations from St Helena was in each of the last 5 years.

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which local authorities have (a) been granted permission to move (i) up to 0.5%, or (ii) in excess of 0.5% of Schools Block funding to High Needs...

    • Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the National Audit Office report, Capital funding for schools, published in February 2017, what recent estimate his Department has...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to paragraph 86 of the Ninth Report of Session 2017-19 of the Treasury Select Committee, HC 757, whether the funding arrangements for...

      Schools: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether payments for school efficiency advisers who are already employed as school business professionals will be made to the school that employs...

      STEM Subjects: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to paragraph 1.11 of the Migration Advisory Committee’s report of the 27 March 2018, EEA-workers in the UK labour market: Interim...

      Skilled Workers: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of predicted skills shortages in each sector as a result of the UK leaving the EU.

      Careers and Enterprise Company: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding has been allocated from the public purse to the Careers and Enterprise Company for (a) 2016-17, (b) 2017-18 and (c) 2018-19.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to Childcare and early education funding in London Report for Greater London Authority, March 2018, published by the Mayor of London...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Written Statement of 6 December 2017, HCWS 317, Government asset sale and pursuant to the Answer of 26 March 2018 to Question...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the net present value of the student loan book.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of childcare and early education funding on the number of (a) childminders and (b) nurseries...

      Overseas Students: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether non-UK EU students starting university courses in the UK in academic year 2019-20 will be charged home student fees for the full duration of...

      Students: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the prevalence of fraudulent dissertation-writing services for university students; and what plans he has to address...

      Standing Advisory Councils on Religious Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the extent to which SACREs and Agreed Syllabus Conferences are fulfilling their statutory responsibilities.

      Children: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his Department’s policies of the Children’s Commissioner's report, Growing Up North,...

      Pupils: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the recommendation of the Centre for Mental Health's report of July 2017 entitled Against the Odds, if he will make an assessment of...

      Pupil Exclusions: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools have support mechanisms available for young people from Black and Minority Ethnic groups that are being considered for exclusion.

      Department for Education: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions his Department has had with (a) universities, (b) further education colleges and (c) Local Enterprise Partnerships on the UK Shared...

      Office for Students: Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions the Universities Minister has had with the Chair of the Office for Students on future representation for further education colleges...

      Student Loans Company: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to appoint a new permanent chief executive of the Student Loans Company.

      Pre-school Education: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to announce the funding rate for the early years level 3 apprenticeship.

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much and what proportion of the adult education budget was spent on ESOL in (a) 2016-17 and (b) 2017-18.

      Social Mobility Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the timetable is for him to appoint the chair of the Social Mobility Commission.

      Students: Disability Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the equipment contribution payable by students in receipt of disabled student allowances on the number of...

      Social Mobility Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many applications his Department has received for the position of (a) chair of the Social Mobility Commission and (b) board member of the Social...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March to Question 130831, on Pre-school Education: Finance, how many local authorities allocated a quality supplement...

      Breakfast Clubs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 26 March 2018 to Question 133229, how much of the £26 million for school breakfast clubs will be allocated for the...

      Social Mobility Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to interview applicants to the board of the Social Mobility Commission.

      Religion: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions his Department has had with Ofsted since 2015 on compliance by schools with their statutory obligation to provide religious education...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to his oral response to the urgent question from the hon. Member for Berwick, Roxburgh and Selkirk of 20 March...

    • Hunting Act 2004

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people were (a) proceeded against and (b) convicted of an offence under the Hunting Act 2004 in each police force...

      Protection of Badgers Act 1992

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people were (a) proceeded against and (b) convicted of an offence under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 in each...

      Cattle: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many cattle movements in England were recorded by the British Cattle Movement Service in each year from 2008 to 2017.

      Cattle: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many cattle movements in England direct to slaughter were recorded by the British Cattle Movement Service in each year...

      Flood Control: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment has been made of flood risk in areas along the River Ribble and River Darwen as part of the Preston and...

      Fisheries: Quotas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to increase UK fishing quotas after the UK leaves the EU.

      Packaging: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department plans to consult on reforming the Packaging Recovery Note system.

      Waste Management: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Government plans to undertake a review of its waste prevention programmes in compliance with the Waste Framework...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions the Government has had with the representatives of the devolved administrations on shared principles for...

      South Africa: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in South Africa on that country's proposal to impose higher tariffs on...

      Sugar Beet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of potential changes in trading opportunities for British beet sugar after the UK leaves the EU.

      Agriculture: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he plans to take to ensure British farmers remain internationally competitive.

      Domestic Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to page 20 of the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government's Litter Strategy for England,...

      Countryside Stewardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has plans reduce the size of the guide for the mid-tier manual and supplements.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the evidential basis is for the effectiveness of badger culling in reducing TB in cattle in low risk areas.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the decision to (a) extend the badger cull in low risk areas and (b) remove the ten area cap limit on badger culling...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of extending badger culling on local ecosystems; and whether an...

      Dogs: Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to tackle the breeding of dogs with severe genetic health problems.

      Livestock: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the effective enforcement of animal welfare measures on the transportation of...

      Slaughterhouses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to (a) address the imbalance in the geographical distribution of abattoirs and (b) support small...

      Agriculture: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on the effect of that Government's policies for land reform on UK...

      Water Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of water companies that require consumers to pay bills up to a year in...

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of (a) making food available to those in food poverty and (b)...

      FareShare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support his Department is providing to Fareshare to ensure that (a) food reaches poor families and (b) food waste is...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to ensure that payments to farmers currently made under the Basic Payment Scheme will continue...

      Whales: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that the moratorium on commercial whaling is maintained after the forthcoming...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Domestic Visits: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many times he has visited (a) Coventry and (b) the West Midlands since his appointment.

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment the Department has made of the link between its recruitment and performance reward practices and its gender pay gap.

      EU Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether UK representatives will be able to (a) attend and (b) participate in meetings of the (i) European Aviation Safety Authority,...

      Trade Agreements: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with (a) pharmaceutical and (b) aerospace industry representatives in Northern Ireland on licencing in...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether the Government plans to make an economic analysis of its final deal on leaving the EU available to hon. Members before a...

      Martin Selmayr

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will make an assessment of the extent to which the appointment of Professor Dr Martin Selmayr as Secretary General of the...

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what the Government's policy is on adapting domestic law in the case of changes to existing EU regulations that will come into force...

      Rules of Origin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what estimate he has made of the cost to UK businesses of meeting rules of origin requirements after the UK has left the EU.

      Galileo System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether it is within the terms of the draft withdrawal agreement and implementation period for the EU to exclude UK firms from...

  • Wales Office

    • Brexit: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, If he will list the (a) attendees and (b) invitees for the meeting of his Department’s expert stakeholder panel on the implications of EU...

    • Brexit: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2017 to Question 118400, what specific opportunities for Wales have been identified by his Department’s expert...

      Ports: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government and the Port Authorities on the provision of funding to support the ports of Holyhead and Pembroke...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: Interserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times letters of concern relating to the performance of Interserve's contracts with his Department have been received by his Department since...

    • Speed Limits: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people in Coventry have received speeding fines in each year since 2010.

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of Crown Courts in England which have a copy of the Magistrates Courts' Sentencing Guidelines available in paper...

      Child Arrangement Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many parents wait (a) less than one month, (b) more than one month and (c) more than three months to see their children at a child contact centre.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department spent on hearing appeals in Social Security and Child Support Tribunals relating to (a) employment support allowance and (b)...

      Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which courts in the UK have been visited by Ministers of his Department since the beginning of the 2018.

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that perpetrators of child sexual abuse have access to rehabilitative programmes.

      Prisoners: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many deaths in prison custody occurred in each year since 2010; and if he will make a statement.

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending the unduly lenient sentence scheme to certain cases tried at Magistrates Courts.

      Prisoners: Albania

      To ask Secretary of State for Justice, how many Albanian nationals are in the prison population in England and Wales; and what proportion of the total prison population that number represents.

      Legal Ombudsman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions has the decision of the Legal Ombudsman been overturned as a result of a review in each of the last five years.

      Sexual Offences: Newcastle upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 26 March 2018 to Question 133789 on Sexual Offences: Newcastle upon Tyne, what long-term funding his Department has made...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Farmer Review published in August 2017, what steps he is taking to help prisons to keep families together to reduce re-offending rates.

      Prisoners: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect on prison transfer arrangements with the EU after the UK leaves the EU.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many legal aid providers attained a pass at peer review in each year since 2010.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the level of unmet need for legal advice, broken down by region.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people live in procurement areas in which (a) one or (b) no compliant bids have been submitted to the Legal Aid Agency.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Carillion: Scotland

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many companies based in Scotland that were affected by Carillion’s collapse took up the support services of (a) help and flexibility with tax...

    • Government Departments: Operating Costs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the (a) planned and (b) actual administration budget spending for each Department has been in each of the last five years.

      Chequers: Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what grant in aid was awarded to the trustees of Chequers in each year between 1997 and 2008.

      Written Questions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish a ranked list of Departments in order of the proportion of Named Day Questions which they answered on that Named Day excluding...

      Average Earnings

      To ask Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average rate of pay has been for (a) men and (b) women in (i) the UK and (ii) the North East of England in each year since 2010.

      Construction: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which construction companies operating under Government contracts require employees to undertake a medical as a requirement for employment.

      Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to develop policy guidance for security and justice work undertaken through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund.

      Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to the public purse was of Conflict, Stability and Security Fund spending by thematic area incurred by each Government department in each...

      National Security Capability Review

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the National Security Capability Review, published March 2018, whether the Government plans to produce a joint doctrine publication...

      Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to the public purse was of Conflict, Stability and Security Fund spending by country and region incurred by each Government department in...

  • Department for Transport

    • Trains: North of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the statement by the Secretary of State for Transport on 27 March (HC Deb, col 652) that “we are replacing every single train in the north”,...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Territorial Waters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many incursions into British territorial waters there were from 1 March 2017 to 28 February 2018, broken down by country.

    • Bahrain: Technical Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 21 March (HL6169), which UK bodies are to implement the technical assistance programme in Bahrain for...

      Bahrain: Technical Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 21 March (HL6170), which Bahraini bodies are to benefit from the technical assistance programme in...

      Bahrain: Technical Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Integrated Activity Fund is funding or sponsoring any bodies dealing with security matters in Bahrain; and if so, which.

      Duaa Alwadaei

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the UN Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, published on 27 March 2017, finding...

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to table a resolution in the UN Security Council calling for an immediate ceasefire and peace talks in Yemen.

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are bringing diplomatic pressure to bear on the government of Saudi Arabia to bring about a ceasefire in Yemen.

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia until there is an end to conflict in Yemen.

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will support an independent inquiry into human rights abuses by all parties in the conflict in Yemen.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Written Questions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what structures are in place to ensure consistency of quality across departments in responding to Questions for Written Answer in line with constitutional norms,...

    • Food: Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the proportion of the average family budget taken up by food in (1) 1988, (2) 1998, (3) 2008, and (4) 2018.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Diabetes: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to ensure that research into a cure for diabetes is undertaken in the UK.

    • Diabetes: Health Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that there is adequate education for newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetics.

      Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for the long-term approach to diabetes.

  • Department for International Development

    • Commonwealth: Poliomyelitis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to eradicate polio within Commonwealth countries, including Pakistan and Nigeria; and whether this is a priority for the discussions on...

    • Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what aid they are supplying to Yemen to prevent mass starvation of the population.

  • Department for Education

    • Free School Meals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will estimate the earnings of self-employed people for the purposes of calculating entitlement to free school meals.

    • Grangewood School

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they intend to give to the Newham local education authority to ensure that the education of pupils of Grangewood Independent School in Forest Gate is...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing Associations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment have they made of the loss of social rented homes as housing associations convert them to affordable rented homes.

    • Dulwich Hamlet Football Club

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 28 March (HL Deb, col 830), what steps they have taken to find a mediator to bring the...

      Letting Agents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to issue regulations for Client Money Protection schemes.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food: Import Duties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of how much food prices would decrease if the current external import tariffs were removed.

    • Plastics: Recycling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to include in any deposit charge scheme for plastic bottles, plastic packaging boxes such as those used by fast food outlets.

  • Home Office

    • Freezing of Assets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what their freeze and seize programme consists of; when it will be implemented; how; and which Government department will lead on delivery of that programme.

    • Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government where the new British passports will be produced; and what proportion will be produced in the UK.

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they chose Gemalto to produce the new British passports; and what assessment they have made of profit warnings issued by Gemalto.

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the decision to award the contract for the new British passports to Gemalto, what estimate they have made of (1) the number of UK jobs that will be...

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that choosing a foreign company to produce the new British passports will not undermine British security and essential...

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to assess the impact on Gateshead of the decision to choose Gemalto to produce the new British passports; and if so, how they intend to ensure...

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government at which public points of departure from the UK all departing persons have their passports checked at immigration control; and what percentage of passports are...

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether immigration officials at entry or departure points from the UK have the real-time ability to check whether a UK passport holder (1) holds other passports,...

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many UK passport holders also hold one or more additional passports; and whether they will indicate the number of such passports for each of the 50 non-UK...

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in relation to the new passport contract, what discussions the Home Office held with GCHQ on ensuring that Gemalto chips are protected from the risk of being...

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions were held with the team of British export envoys concerning the new passport contract in respect of the likely impact on their role in promoting...

      Horse Racing: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the care and riding of thoroughbred racehorses will count as a skilled role and be recognised in future immigration arrangements, following the UK's...

      Refugees: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many refugee families they have helped to find accommodation in each of the past three years.

      Asylum: LGBT People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the maximum length of time that an asylum seeker seeking refugee status on grounds of their sexual orientation can be held in an immigration detention...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Duncan of Springbank on 29 March (HL6578), whether in response to the representations made to them, they, or somebody...

    • Belfast Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any areas of North–South cooperation were contained in the Belfast Agreement; how many additional areas of such cooperation are suggested in the...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Press: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Special Advisers from No. 10 Downing Street or the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport have been briefing that Lords amendments 147 and 148 to...

    • Proof of Identity: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to authenticate individuals' digital identities, including as part of the gov.uk verify scheme; and what plans they have to promote...

      Telecommunications: EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to remain fully aligned throughout the transition period with the EU Electronic Communications Code in the event that implementation...

      Telecommunications: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to establish an equivalent, domestic, mechanism to Article 7 of the EU's Electronic Communications Framework Directive (2002/21/EC) to...

      Telecommunications: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to update the regulation of the electronic communications sector in a manner which will avoid imposing additional complexity on British...

      Business: Telecommunications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average time taken for businesses with more than one telephone line to switch provider; and how this compares to the time taken for domestic customers...

      Telecommunications: Competition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of problems switching fixed telephony provider on the competitiveness of the fixed voice market in the UK.

      Social Media: Harassment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment have they made of the Network Enforcement Act passed by the German parliament as an effective tool to deal with abuse on social media.

      Football: Clubs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment have they made of the adequacy of protections for community football clubs.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: National Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what role the Department of Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport plays in responding to national security threats; and if that Department plays no formal role, which...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Gender Recognition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to conclude the consultation on reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004.

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