Written answers

Monday, 23 April 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Aviation: Seating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Civil Aviation Authority will publish its report on its investigation on allocated airline seating.

    • South Eastern Rail Franchise: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Southeastern rail franchise operates a daily cap on delay repay claims.

      M6: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will instruct Highways England to carry out a survey of the drainage pipes buried in the verges of the M6 where it runs close to Galgate.

      Driverless Vehicles: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on public safety of driverless vehicles.

      Merchant Shipping: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to paragraph 3.32 of his Department's consultation document entitled Maritime 2050: Call for evidence, published on 27 March 2018, when...

      Road Traffic: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to reduce road congestion on A-roads in the East Midlands.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) funding and (b) other support his Department makes available for improving major road junctions.

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what powers are available to local authorities to award Blue Badges in the event that an application is not within his Department’s guidelines.

      Monarch Airlines: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost to the public purse of repatriating UK citizens was after the collapse of Monarch airlines.

      Carillion: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what changes to supplier checks have been made by Highways England as a result of the collapse of Carillion in January 2018.

      Manchester-sheffield Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of scheduled trains between Sheffield and Manchester Piccadilly were classed as having passengers in excess of capacity from the...

      Manchester-sheffield Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to make a decision on the Hope Valley Capacity Scheme submitted to his Department by Network Rail.

      Railways: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the number of stopping services at East Midlands Parkway to support the growth of...

      Road Traffic: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of congestion on A-roads in the East Midlands.

      Southern: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on (a) how many occasions and (b) which class of train there have been reports of camera failure since the introduction of driver only operation...

      Department for Transport: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of job roles advertised within his Department in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017 excluded the box under the Ban the Box initiative.

      Department for Transport: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport,what his Department's implementation plan is for banning the box on job applications.

      A1: Northumberland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for work commencing on the proposed duelling of the A1 road between Morpeth and Ellingham in Northumberland.

      Railways: Northumberland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent progress has been made by the Government on the proposed re-opening of the Ashington, Tyne and Blyth train line in Northumberland.

      Railways: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the economic merits of (a) maintaining and (b) improving the rail infrastructure in Merseyside.

      Railways: Lewisham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for the publication of the Rail Accident Investigation Branch's investigation into the stranding of trains at Lewisham on the 2...

      Railways: Lewisham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he will take steps to ensure that the Rail Accident Investigation Branch's investigation into the incident outside of Lewisham station on the...

      Department for Transport: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) direct employees, (b) agency staff and (c) outsourced staff working for (i) his Department and (ii) agencies of his Department are paid...

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits enabling people with autism to qualify as Blue Badge holders.

      Travellers: Census

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

      European Aviation Safety Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the UK will remain a member of the European Aviation Safety Agency during the implementation period after the UK leaves the EU.

      Taxis: Wheelchairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the practice of taxi hire firms nominating cars suitable for wheelchairs as private hire taxis only...

      Road Traffic: Southwark

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many representations he has received on the level of noise pollution caused by traffic from people living in the London Borough of Southwark in...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what strategy has been put in place to co-ordinate the entry into service of 7,000 new rail vehicles in control period (CP) 5 and early CP6 and the...

      Railway Network: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which (a) Department and (b) Minister will be responsible for making the final decisions on projects within the Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline.

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 16 April 2018 to Question 135108 on Govia Thameslink Railway: Compensation, how much compensation (a) has been paid and (b)...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with local authorities on the provision of funding in revenue support grants for infrastructure to support electric...

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to prohibit the practice of cross-border hiring by private hire vehicles; and if he will bring forward legislative...

      Department for Transport: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the additional (a) staff and (b) resources required by the (i) Civil Aviation Authority, (ii) the Office of Rail and Road...

      Train Operating Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will set out the shortfall in rail revenue received by his Department in 2017-2018 by train operator.

      Railways: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the additional £65.7 million cost of the Intercity Express programme referred to on page 14 of the Memorandum on the...

      Railways: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will set out which sectors of the rail industry benefitted from the £3.5 billion of private sector investment in the last four years; and...

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress the Government has made on researching how new legislation might tackle the issue of unsafe pavement parking.

      Bus Services: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information he holds on how many bus routes have been discontinued in (a) Coventry and (b) the West Midlands in each year since 2010.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many rapid electric taxi charging points have been installed on (a) the Transport for London road network and (b) other roads in London boroughs;...

      Public Transport: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to support visually impaired people in using public transport.

      Network Rail: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to review the Office of Rail and Road’s approach to the economic regulation of Network Rail before the commencement of Control...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Nuclear Power: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2018 to Question 132826 on Nuclear Power: Consultants, if he will set out (a) the...

    • Space Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of using local enterprise (a) zones and (b)...

      Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government has made an assessment of whether statutory minimum breaks remain sufficient for people working...

      Holiday Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to change the 12 week pay reference period used to calculate paid annual leave; and...

      En+ Group: Stocks and Shares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many discussions involving which officials his Department had with the Financial Conduct Authority and the UK...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of job roles advertised within his Department in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017 excluded the box under the Ban...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his Department's implementation plan is for banning the box on job applications.

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department plans to publish the findings of the investigation into the fridge identified as the seat of the...

      Furniture: Formaldehyde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what controls are in place to protect customers from the use of formaldehyde in the production of MDF used for furniture.

      Furniture: Formaldehyde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the efficacy of the published acceptable limits for formaldehyde released from...

      Furniture: Formaldehyde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the efficacy of the published acceptable limits for formaldehyde in MDF furniture.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many (a) direct employees, (b) agency staff and (c) outsourced staff working for (i) his Department and (ii)...

      Parental Leave: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of men entitled to shared parental leave have taken such leave since its introduction.

      Minerals: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on the...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General of 2 November...

      Reaction Engines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Government's £60 million investment in the development of...

      Iron and Steel: Port Talbot

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2017 to Question 107192, what recent discussions he has had with representatives...

      Small Businesses: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to encourage the payment of invoices by large firms to small businesses within 30 days; and if he...

      Mental Health: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of the Medical Research Council budget was spent on mental health research in each of the last three...

      Home Energy and Lifestyle Management: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on how many households by Scottish parliamentary constituency accessed green deal...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Scandinavia: Sami

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has received representations from (a) hon. Members, (b) NGOs or (c) members of the public on the protection of the...

    • Scandinavia: Sami

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has had any discusisons with his Norwegian, Finnish or Swedish counterparts on the welfare of the Sami people and...

      USA: Travel Restrictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterpart in the US administration on UK nationals who have been refused entry to the...

      Egypt: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions has he had with his Egyptian counterpart on the effect of the introduction of laws on the (a) Protest Law and...

      Bahrain: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, by which benchmarks the Government plan to assess the fairness and outcome of the Bahraini elections due to take place in 2018.

      Bahrain: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on trends in the prison conditions for (a) the Bahrain 13 and (b) other prisoners in Bahrain.

      Bahrain: Torture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Government of Bahrain on its failure to comply with the recommendations of the Bahrain...

      Bahrain: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Saudi Government on the implications of its reform programme for Saudi Arabia's influence...

      Ethnic Groups: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure the protection of indigenous peoples' rights and culture worldwide.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Written Statement of 13 March 2018, Spring Statement, HCWS 540, if he will publish a list of where the...

      South Africa: Crimes Against the Person

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his South African counterpart on attacks against South African farmers.

      South America: Overseas Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that UK companies operating in (a) Colombia and (b) Peru comply with...

      Ahmed Mansoor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has made representations to the Government of the UAE on the case of the Emirati human rights activist,...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of job roles advertised within his Department in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017 excluded the box under the Ban the Box...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his Department's implementation plan is for banning the box on job applications.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many (a) direct employees, (b) agency staff and (c) outsourced staff working for (i) his Department and (ii) agencies of...

      Torture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress the Government has made on updating Consolidated Guidance on the use of torture.

      Russia: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many diplomats of the Russian Federation in the UK are based in locations outside London.

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 3 April 2018 to Question 133856, what was the nature of the broad engagement that the Government had...

      Vietnam: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Vietnamese counterpart on recent reports of people in the North West Province who have...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to the Israeli Government on the killing and wounding of Palestinian citizens during the...

      Michelle Samaraweera

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will place in the Library a copy of the letter that the Prime Minister sent to the Prime Minister of India on the...

      Western Sahara: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will help ensure the UN peacekeeping mission to Western Sahara is given a mandate to monitor and report on human rights...

      Western Sahara: Natural Resources

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Moroccan counterpart on the extraction of natural resources from occupied...

      Western Sahara: Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if his officials will call for a date to be set for a free and fair referendum to be carried out in Western Sahara at the next...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Belfast Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent steps the Government has taken to ensure the maintenance of the Good Friday Agreement in negotiations for the UK leaving...

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what proportion of job roles advertised within his Department in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017 excluded the box under the Ban the Box initiative.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many (a) direct employees, (b) agency staff and (c) outsourced staff working for (i) his Department and (ii) agencies of his...

      Euratom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent steps the Government has taken to secure a formal agreement with Euratom after the UK leaves the EU and the expiry of the...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General of 2 November 2016, Official...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many IT systems which his Department uses are more than (a) three, (b) five and (c) eight years old; and what steps he is taking...

      Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what progress the cross-Whitehall workstream has made since January 2018 on realising the opportunities to regulate (a) social, (b)...

      Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the document EU Exit Analysis Cross Whitehall Briefing, dated January 2018, what assumptions were made when...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 16 April 2018 to Question 134796 on Brexit, whether that analysis will include an economic assessment of...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the use of personal fitness trackers on the prevention of cardio-vascular conditions.

    • Patients: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that clinical commissioning groups provide access to medical nutrition for all patients in...

      Health: Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of wearable health monitoring devices to preventative health care.

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help local councils improve support for carers in (a) Brigg and Goole constituency and (b) rural communities.

      Leukaemia: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what meetings he has had with representatives of blood cancer patients to discuss the availability of treatment options on the NHS for...

      Leukaemia: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment he has made of the adequacy of the availability of treatment options for patients with relapsed acute...

      Rare Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of (a) the accuracy of NICE's calculation of the wider value of (i) rare disease and (ii) rarer cancer...

      Pneumococcal Diseases: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 21 December 2017 to Question 119731 on Pneumoccocol Diseases: Vaccination, whether NHS England is responsible...

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government plans to provide funding for the building of new care homes for elderly people.

      Lymphoedema

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve (a) diagnosis rates and (b) access to treatment for lymphoedema in (i) Oxfordshire and (ii) England.

      Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether Baroness Cumberlege plans consult patient groups and affected people before the Medicines and Medical Devices Review commences;...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department (a) commissioned and (b) received data from UCAS on the number of applicants for university nursing courses in...

      Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer on 2 February 2018 to Question 125524, on Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, for reason that data is not available.

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will make an assessment of the potential merits of including laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy within the ongoing...

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made representations to clinical commissioning groups encouraging them to offer the Freestyle Libre blood glucose...

      Hepatitis: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to devolve funding for hepatitis C services to Greater Manchester under the devolution agreement.

      Paramedical Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will include paramedics in the list of healthcare students eligible for the NHS Learning Support Fund.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the ban on below-cost sales of alcohol on alcohol-related hospital admissions...

      Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of or received legal advice on the implications for patients of non-compliance with part...

      NHS: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 1 February 2016 to Question 24633, whether his Department has collected data on the number of units of...

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department is providing to people unable to access the Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Impact Trial due to sites being...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Written Statement of 13 March 2018, Spring Statement, HCWS 540, if he will publish a list of where the £21.1...

      Genito-urinary Medicine: Clinics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on the provision of services provided by sexual health clinics of moving responsibility for and...

      Halton Clinical Commissioning Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2018 to Question 134090, whether the previous interim chief officer will return to Halton Clinical...

      Irritable Bowel Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) men and (b) women aged (i) 10-20, (ii) 21-30, (iii) 31-40, (iv) 41-50, (v) 51-60, (vi) 61-70 and (vii) over 80 years were diagnosed with...

      Epilepsy: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Public Health England report on deaths associated with neurological conditions in England 2001-14, what steps he is...

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of visits to accident and emergency departments were for minor ailments (a) in total, (b) by each strategic health...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of GP appointments for minor ailments that could have been treated at home or with advice from a...

      Postnatal Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to add the maternal six week postnatal check to the General Medical Contract as recommended by the National Childbirth Trust.

      Drugs: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to adopt the Scottish model of tariff-setting for specials.

      Orkambi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions his Department has had with Vertex on the cost supplying the drug Orkambi to the NHS.

      Lymphoedema

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what provisions the Government plans to put in place to help people who have Lymphedema.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much time it took on average to complete an assessment of an individual's social care needs (a) nationally, (b) in West Yorkshire and...

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of people (a) applied for and (b) were granted continuing healthcare in 2017.

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the take-up of Healthy Start vouchers in England, and if he will published the ten local...

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the sharing of best practice among local authorities on maximising the take-up of Healthy Start vouchers.

      Dermatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of adults with atopic dermatitis in (a) Penistone and Stocksbridge constituency, (b)...

      Skin Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure patients in England with (a) skin conditions and (b) atopic dermatitis are able to access...

      Medical Treatments: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Early Access to Medicines Scheme in ensuring that patients have access to...

      Medical Treatments: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Early Access to Medicines Scheme in encouraging pharmaceutical companies to...

      Dental Services: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to improve access to NHS dentistry services in Yorkshire and the Humber.

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to raise (a) awareness of and (b) accessibility to support for people suffering from myalgic encephalomyelitis.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discounted rates for dental treatment are available for people on the basis of (a) protected characteristics, (b) pregnancy and (c)...

      Breastfeeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of provision of breast pumps in (a) maternity and (b) neo-natal units.

      Breastfeeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking in response to the finding of the National Maternity Review that 90 per cent of women stopped breastfeeding...

      Pregnancy: Sodium Valproate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what resources he plans to commit his Department and its agencies to provide to improve patient safety and engage with health...

      NHS: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for the NHS to meet the target for referral to treatment in less than 18 weeks.

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for the NHS next to meet its target relating to A&E waiting times of less than four hours.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has conducted any impact assessments on the effect on the healthcare system in the UK of the UK leaving the EU.

      Coeliac Disease: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government plans to reintroduce prescriptions for gluten-free products for children who have coeliac disease.

      Caesarean Sections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential benefits of vaginal seeding for children born by caesarean section.

      Spinal Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has conducted an impact assessment of the effect on people with spinal cord injuries resulting from the planned...

      Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to promote timely and accurate diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease.

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for the Electronic Prescription Service to be made available in dispensing GP practices.

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that rural GP practices have access to high-speed broadband to support their full...

      Drugs: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is assessing the potential merits of allowing dispensing doctors to sell over-the-counter medicines in rural areas.

      Nutrition: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of implementing Public Health England’s recommendation on achieving a 20 per...

      Pharmacy: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the coming into force of the Preparation and Dispensing Errors (Registered Pharmacies) Order 2018 of the...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that patients can promptly access drugs if the UK is no longer a member of the European...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for the funding allocated to CAHMS by NHS England in January 2018 for over 130 new CAHMS beds to be released.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much and what proportion of the NHS budget was spent on treating lifestyle-related illnesses in the most recent financial year.

      Detention Centres: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding his Department has allocated to the provision of mental health services in detention centres in each year since 2010.

      Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made for the number cases of (a) diabetes, (b) coronary heart disease and (c) lung cancer for each of...

      Personal Health Budgets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the cost to the public purse of his Department’s planned expansion of the NHS's personal health...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with key infrastructure providers on the steps they are taking to protect themselves from cyber-attack.

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Minimum Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on plans to bring forward a Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Bill; and if he will...

      Wales Office: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many IT systems which his Department uses are more than (a) three, (b) five and (c) eight years old; and what steps he is taking to ensure that all...

      Severn River Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on renaming the Second Severn Crossing.

  • Department for Education

    • Digital Technology: Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of adults who do not have (a) basic, (b) intermediate and (c) advanced digital literacy.

    • Reading: Lewisham Deptford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of pupils (a) attained and (b) exceeded the minimum standard for reading at (i) key stage 1 and (ii) key stage 2 in...

      Foster Care: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of foster care allowances in covering the cost of raising children.

      Carers: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 5 April 2018 to Question 134169, what steps he is taking to help ensure that local authorities have sufficient provision and...

      Pupil Exclusions: Derbyshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of pupils permanently excluded from schools in Derbyshire at key stage (a) 1, (b) 2, (c) 3 and (d) 4 in each...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has plans to increase the maintenance loan for students to help prevent them going in to overdrafts.

      Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department plans to take to aid the development of the Integrated Communities Strategy.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken to assess whether (a) students and (b) parents of students with (i) autism and (ii) specific learning difficulties are...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of educational attainment of students with (a) autism and (b) specific learning difficulties since 2010.

      Special Educational Needs: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to make primary and secondary schools autism friendly.

      Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many non-medical help providers have had (a) no referrals, (b) fewer than five referrals and (c) fewer than 10 referrals since the introduction of...

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has plans to extend private fostering arrangements to children up to the age of 18 years; and if he will make a statement.

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his Department's policy is on schools requiring children to eat a lunchtime meal in a separate room as a result of their parents being unable to...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to monitor the (a) employment, (b) training, (c) housing and (d) health outcomes of vulnerable 16 and 17-year-olds...

      Primary Education: Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils have been in receipt of universal infant free school meals since its introduction.

      Pupils: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to encourage schools to use their budgets to provide sanitary products for children who are unable to afford them.

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential, what estimate he has made of the potential effect that increasing the number of early years...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of recent trends in the number of people who enrol in early years teacher training.

      Faith Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the number of school-age children who live in the catchment area of only a state-funded faith school.

      Department for Education: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of job roles advertised within his Department in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017 excluded the box under the Ban the Box initiative.

      Department for Education: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his Department's implementation plan is for banning the box on job applications.

      Degrees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to publish his Department's response to the consultation on accelerated degrees.

      Wakefield City Academies Trust: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the value of assets transferred was from each school under the control of the Wakefield City Academy Trust in each year that the Trust was...

      Wakefield City Academies Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department was notified of concerns about the financial stability of the Wakefield City Academy Trust by the Schools Commissioner.

      Academies: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to improve the scrutiny of (a) finances and (b) academic performance at academies as a result of the collapse of...

      Department for Education: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) direct employees, (b) agency staff and (c) outsourced staff working for (i) his Department and (ii) agencies of his Department are paid...

      Universities Superannuation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish the dates of all meetings the Minister for Higher Education has held with (a) Universities UK and (b) the Universities and College...

      Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that students on the disabled students allowance can access the equipment required to study.

      Self-employed: Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2017 to Question 105717, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending statutory adoption...

      Department for Education: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many IT systems which his Department uses are more than (a) three, (b) five and (c) eight years old; and what steps he is taking to ensure that...

      STEM Subjects: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of students leaving a free school pursued a STEM subject at university in each year since 2015; and if he will make a statement.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department provides on how multi-academy trust board minutes and other records should be stored in instances where (a) a previous...

      Collective Spirit Multi-academy Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether (a) Ofsted, (b) the Education and Skills Funding Agency, (c) the Regional Schools Commissioner and (d) his Department had sight of board...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools by type of school are rated as (a) requires improvement or (b) inadequate in each regional schools commissioner area.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools by type of school have improved from (a) inadequate or requires improvement to (b) good or outstanding in each regional schools...

      Dentistry: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to publish the funding arrangements for new pre-registration dental hygiene and dental therapy students who are starting courses on or...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that nursing students who have received incorrect payments from the Student Loans Company are not forced to leave...

      Refugees: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 16 March to Question 134845 on English Language: Refugees, how much funding the Government has allocated to accredited...

      Pre-school Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish the organisations that submitted applications to run the Reception Baseline Assessment.

      Schools: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what advice his Department provides to early years settings on (a) identifying and (b) removing asbestos from premises.

      Children's Centres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to Stop Start, published by the Sutton Trust on 16 April 2018, if he will make an assessment on the implications for his policies on...

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to conduct a consultation on children's centres.

      Secondary Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many complaints he has received on the effectiveness of the secondary school performance Progress 8 measure; and what steps his Department is...

      Homelessness: Care Leavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many young people classified as homeless were previously in care in (a) the North East and (b) England.

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department's review on the educational outcomes of children in need of help or support aged 16 and 17 will consider any other outcomes...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 6 April 2018 to Question 134364, on runaway children, how many looked-after children placed in children’s homes (a)...

      Schools: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the names and addresses are of all schools in England and Wales which have been constructed via a private finance initiative or PF2 programme.

      Business: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to promote entrepreneurship in schools.

      Music: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to improve the level and availability of music education in primary schools.

      T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions (a) he and (b) the Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills have had with businesses to understand the level of demand...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the proportion apprenticeship levy that has (a) been taken from employers’ digital accounts to pay for...

      T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the proportion of students completing T levels who will go on to (a) employment, (b) higher education and (c) apprenticeships.

      Education Fellowship Trust: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools formerly within the Education Fellowship Trust and awaiting re-brokering have been placed with new trusts.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Justice and Security Act 2013

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he has taken to select a person to review the operation of sections 6 to 11 of the Justice and Security Act 2013; and what the timetable is...

    • Legal Aid Scheme: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost to the public purse was of legal aid in 2017.

      Suspended Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of sentences for each category of criminal offence resulted in suspended sentences.

      John Worboys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the reasons were for information on the (a) rape kit, (b) remarks made by the sentencing judge at Worboys’ trial and (c) new information that...

      Ministry of Defence: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Written Statement of 13 March 2018, Spring Statement, HCWS 540, if he will publish a list of where the £17.3 million in EU...

      Ministry of Justice: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of job roles advertised within his Department in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017 excluded the box under the Ban the Box initiative.

      Ministry of Justice: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his Department's implementation plan is for banning the box on job applications.

      Ministry of Justice: Travellers

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

      Ministry of Justice: Travellers

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

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will respond to the recommendations in the report, Taking control, the need for fundamental bailiff reform, published in March 2017.

      Magistrates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has plans to make an assessment of the effectiveness of the Single Justice Procedure.

      Environmental Protection Act 1990: North Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of fines imposed in North Wales under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 have been successfully collected in each of the...

      Driving under Influence: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people (a) were convicted of, (b) received custodial sentences for and (c) received community orders for driving or attempting to drive with...

      Divorce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will assess the potential merits of introducing no-fault divorce settlements in helping couples to settle disputes outside court.

      Custodial Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the average length of custodial sentence for each type of offence given by each magistrate court in England and Wales.

      Remand in Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average number of defendants being remanded in custody was by each type of offence for each magistrate court in England and Wales.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the legal aid means test threshold was last reviewed; and when the next review is due to take place.

      Tribunals: Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March to Question 130227, on courts: video conferencing, how many hours of tribunal time are planned to be assessed during...

      Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many courts have closed in each constituency in each year between 2010 and 2016.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Free Trade: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the effect on the protection of human rights of arbitration clauses in Free Trade Agreements.

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will make it is policy to include clauses to protect human rights and the environment in negotiations on future bilateral trade agreements.

      Department for International Trade: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what proportion of job roles advertised within his Department in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017 excluded the box under the Ban the Box initiative.

      Department for International Trade: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what his Department's implementation plan is for banning the box on job applications.

      Department for International Trade: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many (a) direct employees, (b) agency staff and (c) outsourced staff working for (i) his Department and (ii) agencies of his Department...

      Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 16 April 2018 to Question 134889, on Export Controls, for what reason his Department sifts licence applications...

      Arms Trade: Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many arms export licences have been refused in the past year; and what the country of destination was in each such application.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, within what timeframe he plans to implement the proposed integrated communities strategy.

    • Mobile Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 21 December 2017 to Question 111036, on Mobile Homes, if his Department will record net gain...

      Affordable Housing: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the affordable housing budget was in each of the last five years; and what proportion of that budget in each year...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many (a) direct employees, (b) agency staff and (c) outsourced staff working for (i) his Department and (ii)...

      Council Tax: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government has taken to tackle owners of empty residential properties relabelling those properties as...

      Council Tax: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that local authorities are able to use Council Tax data effectively for...

      Housing: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the article entitled Tory housing minister Dominic Raab warns that immigration has pushed up house...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to support leaseholders of tower blocks incurring costs to replace unsafe...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that aluminium composite material cladding on tower blocks that has...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what meetings have taken place between representatives of (a) his Department and (i) Homes England, (ii) the Homes and...

      L and Q Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he or his Department has been made aware of any breaches of housing regulations by London and Quadrant...

      Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what funds have been provided by (a) his Department, (b) Homes England and (c) the Homes and Communities Agency to...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many IT systems which his Department uses are more than (a) three, (b) five and (c) eight years old; and what...

      Private Rented Housing: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what legislation is in place to prevent discrimination against (a) housing benefit and (b) universal credit recipients...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Government plans to introduce any proposals in the revised National Planning Policy framework to make...

      Local Government: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reasons the Dorset (Structural Changes) (Modification of the Local Government and Public Involvement in...

      Local Government: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reasons the amendments to the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 proposed in the...

      Local Government: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reason (a) he has not used and (b) does not intend to use his powers under Section 2 of the Local Government...

      Local Government: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the evidential basis is for the statement in his letter of 27 March 2018 to the hon. Member for Christchurch that...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 26 March 2018 to Question 133811, on local government finance, for what reason he is not...

      Unitary Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reasons his Department has changed the lower parameter of a population of 300,000 for a unitary authority...

      Local Government Finance: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2018 to Question 135392, on Local Government Finance: Fire Prevention, which local...

      Local Government Finance: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the level of funding allocated to local authorities through the (a) European Regional Development...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, which local authorities in England have been invited to submit proposals for single tier local government under...

      Local Government: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reason he has not submitted a separate report to Parliament under Section 15(12) of the Cities and Local...

      Unitary Councils: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government...

      Unitary Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his oral contribution of 28 March 2018, Official Report, column 810 that the abolition of nine existing...

      Local Government: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he or officials in his Department offered advice to Dorset councils on their legal power to submit proposals...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • CarillionAmey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the financial sustainability of CarillianAmey.

    • Chemical Weapons: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) recent assessment his Department has made of and (b) further steps his Department is taking to tackle the threat to UK Armed Forces of chemical...

      Ministry of Defence: Cambridge Analytica and SCL Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answers of 27 March 2018 and 3 April 2018 to Questions 133873 and 133719, whether any (a) Ministers, (b) officials, (c) special advisers...

      Syria: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, pursuant to Answer of 28 March 2018 to Question 133652, on Syria: Peacekeeping Operations, how many UK ground troops have...

      Matt Tonroe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department knows which group was responsible for the killing of British soldier Sergeant Matt Tonroe in Manbij.

      European Fighter Aircraft

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

      Awacs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2018 to Question 132489, on AWACS, whether he plans to assess the effect on the UK defence industrial base of...

      Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what role his Department played in the UK Industrial Strategy Defence Sector deal; and if he will make a statement.

      Defence: Radar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department has taken to ensure the (a) sustainability and (b) competitiveness of the the UK defence radar sector; and if he will make a...

      Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department has taken to support the long-term viability of the UK defence industrial sector; and if he will make a statement.

      Defence: Radar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of procuring a deployable long range air-defence radar; and if he will make a statement.

      Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make it his policy to issue a National Defence Medal to all armed forces service personnel and veterans.

      Frigates: Cruise Missiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has plans to fit vertical launch cruise missiles on (a) Type 26 and (b) Type 31 frigates; and if he will make a statement.

      Ministry of Defence: Cambridge Analytica and SCL Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2018 to Question 133851, and with reference to the statement in the Defence Intelligence and Security Centre document...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his article in the Sunday Times on 15 April 2018, entitled Chemical weapons can never be tolerated, if he will publish the full risk...

      Ministry of Defence: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many IT systems which his Department uses are more than (a) three, (b) five and (c) eight years old; and what steps he is taking to ensure that all...

      Tornado Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to retain any Tornado GR4 aircraft in service beyond 2019; and if he will make a statement.

      Ministry of Defence: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the performance of contractors for contracts outsourced by his Department.

      Armed Forces: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 8, paragraph 12 of the report of the National Audit Office, Ensuring sufficient skilled military personnel on 18 April 2018, on...

      Armed Forces: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 19, paragraph 2.5 of the report of the National Audit Office, Ensuring sufficient skilled military personnel, if he will publish...

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will take steps to ensure that only British steel is used to build the three new Royal Navy support ships regardless of the outcome of the...

      Military Bases: Trespass

      What progress his Department has made on taking legal action against people who set up illegal encampments on its land.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people who have ten year personal independence awards have had a planned intervention in advance of the...

    • Universal Credit: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of visits to the Universal Credit website result in claimants successfully accessing the service following the (a) creation...

      Personal Independence Payment: Motor Neurone Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of granting indefinite personal independence payment awards to people diagnosed with...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of how annual bonuses affect the payments recipients of such bonuses are required to make through...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints her Department has received in relation to the effect on the calculation of child maintenance payments of annual bonus...

      Support for Mortgage Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of Support for Mortgage Interest claimants in each region in England.

      Jobcentres: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2017 to Question 133491, what guidance her Department has issued to jobcentre staff to ensure that access...

      Jobcentres: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2017 to Question 133491 on Government Departments: Disability, how many and what proportion of job centres...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) direct employees, (b) agency staff and (c) outsourced staff working for (i) his Department and (ii) agencies of his Department...

      Flexible Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the under-spend in the Flexible Support Fund in each of the last five financial years for which data is...

      Social Security Benefits: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress her Department has made on enabling new legacy benefit claimants to submit their supporting documents electronically via a...

      Flexible Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of enabling travel expenses for claimants of the flexible support fund to be paid...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many postal signers for universal credit there were in the last 12 months for which data is available.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the (a) timeliness and (b) effectiveness of the processing of Hardship Payments for sanctioned claimants.

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to stop claimants on low incomes from being charged by GPs for the supply of supporting medical information for...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of introducing a grace period for (a) vulnerable and (b) homeless claimants of (i)...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to (a) track and (b) record the destinations of claimants who have been sanctioned.

      New Enterprise Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost was to the public purse of the New Enterprise Allowance in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016/17 and (c) 2017/18; and what estimate she has...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the timetable is for the implementation of planned changes to pay Pension Credit to the youngest member of a couple rather than the youngest.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are receiving the state pension in the UK.

      Support for Mortgage Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will delay the implementation of the changes to Support for Mortgage Interest; and if he will make a statement.

      UK Men's Sheds Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many referrals her Department made to the UK Men's Sheds Association from (a) jobseekers allowance and (b) employment and support...

      Support for Mortgage Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect on the credit rating of claimants of Support for Mortgage Interest of that benefit being converted...

      Support for Mortgage Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken to contact claimants of Support for Mortgage Interest that do not have a telephone number.

      Support for Mortgage Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) failed and (b) unsuccessful contacts with claimants of Support for Mortgage Interest there have been.

      Support for Mortgage Interest: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of Support for Mortgage Interests are part of the home ownership for people with long-term disabilities scheme.

      Devonport Dockyard: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to complete the bulk pension transfer of employees working in Devonport Dockyard; and if she will make a statement.

      Jeorga Thompson

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to respond to and resolve the case of Ms Jeorga Thompson of Prenton, Birkenhead.

      Employment Support Allowance: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 6 March 2018 to Question 130566, what guidance is provided to Jobcentre staff to ensure that the work requirements...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many home visits were made by work coaches in respect of universal credit claimants with complex needs prior to making a referral to a...

      Support for Mortgage Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate her Department has made of the number of people who will lose their homes as a result of the ending of the Support for...

      Personal Independence Payment: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to (a) correct its guidance concerning personal independence payment daily living activity 9 in respect of...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department's guidance for assessors and decision-makers in relation to personal independence payment mobility activity 1 which...

      Personal Independence Payment: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the status is of her Department's guidance for personal independence payment daily living activity 6 which states that visual impairment...

      UK Men's Sheds Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much funding her Department has given to the UK Men's Sheds Association in each of the last five years.

      Universal Credit: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the minimum income floor in the universal credit system can result in self-employed people in receipt of universal credit receiving...

      Support for Mortgage Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress she has made on contact with claimants of Support for Mortgage Interest since the publication of conversion of support for...

      Social Security Benefits: Parkinson's Disease

      To Ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will take steps to ensure that people with Parkinson's disease who undertake therapeutic exercise are not disadvantaged (a) when...

      Personal Independence Payment: Parkinson's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will take steps to ensure that a person with Parkinson's disease and undertaking voluntary work will not be disadvantaged (a) when...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the timescale is for completing the automatic enrolment review that commenced in 2017.

      Support for Mortgage Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many support for mortgage interest claimants receive (a) pension credit and equivalents, (b) income-based employment and support allowance...

      Support for Mortgage Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of support for mortgage interest claimants have (a) decided to take out and (b) declined the loan offered by her...

      Support for Mortgage Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the impact assessment entitled Converting Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) from a benefit into a loan, published by her...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Veterinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what studies the Government has undertaken to establish the extent to which common veterinary practice is evidence-based.

    • Foot and Mouth Disease: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has in place to prevent a potential outbreak of foot and mouth disease among livestock.

      Water: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of households that use less than the average amount of water whose bills will...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the electromagnetic fields produced by smart meters are within the guidelines exposure levels set by his Department.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of his Department’s national air quality monitoring data from Preston Park...

      Animal and Plant Health Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many Plant Health Inspectors have been stationed at (a) Heathrow and (b) Manchester airports in each year since 2010.

      Countryside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to respond to the Report of Session 2017-19 of the Lords Select Committee on the Natural Environment and Rural...

      Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill (Draft)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to introduce the Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: SCL Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether (a) his Department and (b) any of his Department's agencies entered into contracts with Strategic Communication...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many vehicles (a) his Department and (b) Defra Group (i) own and (ii) lease.

      UK Export Certification Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the (a) financial and (b) staffing resources of (i) the UK Export...

      Packaging: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to introduce changes to the Packaging Recovery Note system to strengthen producer...

      Motor Vehicles: Batteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how the Government plans to ensure that the environmental effects of vehicle battery manufacture, use and disposal are...

      Motor Vehicles: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to encourage manufacturers to recycle material recovered from fossil fuel powered vehicles to...

      Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the outcomes of the 2018 Plenary meeting of Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on...

      EU Countries: Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what arrangements he plans to make for continued co-operation with EU member states on international biodiversity issues...

      Domestic Waste: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many councils charge for collecting garden waste for recycling.

      Pet Travel Scheme: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many fake pet passports were (a) identified and (b) removed from circulation in each of the last five years.

      Pet Travel Scheme: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what security features have been built into pet passports to prevent fake passports from being used to bring animals into the UK.

      Pet Travel Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the security features contained within pet passports.

      Pet Travel Scheme: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what training is provided to carrier staff, Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) staff and Animal and Plant Health Agency staff to...

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment has been made of the equity of the cost to consumers of Flood Re insurance cover.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that a UK fishing policy will be in place after April 2019 in the event that...

      Wolves: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of reintroducing wolves into the UK; whether his Department...

      Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether England is projected to meet its share of the UK's targets for reducing waste sent to landfill sites.

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Government plans to publish its Waste and Resources Review; and if he will make a statement.

      Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2017 to Question 117198, on Incinerators, for what reason the UK's on-stream...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government plans to take to promote the recycling of waste instead of using (a) landfill and (b) incineration.

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect on the environment of the UK leaving the EU.

      Ivory: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he plans to take to ensure that closing markets for elephant ivory in the UK and internationally does not lead to...

  • Home Office

    • Vetting: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the potential (a) amount in compensation payments by the Metropolitan Police to the victims of Special Branch...

    • Offensive Weapons: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people aged under 18 years of age who were convicted of drug offences outside their local area were also found to be carrying weapons.

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has conducted an assessment of the (a) performance and (b) effectiveness of the national modern slavery helpline.

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many local authorities applied for the modern slavery pilot scheme; and how were successful applicants selected.

      Female Genital Mutilation: Lewisham

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of children under the age of 18 who are living in the London Borough of Lewisham and have undergone...

      Organised Crime: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what data her Department has collected to identify growth in county lines activity across the UK.

      Knife Crime Community Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding her Department has allocated to the Knife Crime Community Fund for 2018.

      Home Office: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of job roles advertised within her Department in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017 excluded the box under the ban the box initiative.

      Home Office: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's implementation plan is for banning the box on job applications.

      Slavery: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many referrals to the National Referral Mechanism for children aged under 18, had ticked criminal services (i.e. involved the commission...

      Hate Crime: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to review hate crime legislation to tackle social media hate speech directed towards ethnic minority groups.

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many meetings Ministers or officials of his Department have had with pharmaceutical companies at which medical cannabis was discussed in...

      Avon Fire and Rescue Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with Avon Fire Authority on the funding for Avon Fire and Rescue Service.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were granted entry to reside in the UK on the basis of ties to a family member in the UK in each of the last seven years;...

      Crime: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the relationship between changes in the (a) number of officers in the West Midlands Police Force...

      Home Office: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many IT systems which her Department uses are more than (a) three, (b) five and (c) eight years old; and what steps she is taking to...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Minister of State for Immigration plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Warley of 13 March 2018 regarding Miss...

      Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding her Department provided from the Places of worship: security funding scheme to (a) churches, (b) gurdwaras and (c) mosques...

      Visas: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 16 April 2018 to Questions 134800, 134801, 134802, 134803 and 134804, on Visas: Skilled Workers, if she will...

      Engineers and Scientists: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 29 March 2018 to Question 134308 on Engineers and Scientists: Visas, if she will place that data in the Library.

      Hate Crime: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2018 to Question 133769, what specific steps her Department is taking to encourage social media companies...

      Police Patrolling: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers conducted street patrols in (a) Lewisham and (b) London in each year since 2010.

      Passports: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to her Answer of 16 April 2018 to Question 904765, Official Report, column 21, if she will publish (a) the evidential basis for the...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the current backlog of visa applications is; and how long on average a visa application takes to be processed from application to decision.

      Passports: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 16 April 2018 to Question 134403 and the Answer 26 March 2018 to Question 133389 on Passports: British Embassy...

      Immigration: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for her Department, with reference to the Turkish ECAA business guidance published by the Home Office on 5 March 2014, when she plans to provide an alternate pathway...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has made an estimate of the number of documents belonging to visa applicants that it has lost in each of the last...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of Indefinite Leave to Remain applications took longer than 24 weeks to process in 2017.

      Asylum: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding the Government provides for English language classes for asylum seekers whose claims have not been approved.

      West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with the West Yorkshire Fire Authority on funding for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking in the preparation of its Voluntary National Review of progress against the Sustainable...

    • South Sudan and Sudan: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the extent of people smuggling and trafficking in (a) Sudan and (b) South Sudan.

      Syria: Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to support children and families in Syria directly affected by the chemical attack in Dhouma.

  • Scotland Office

    • Land: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on land prices in rural areas throughout Scotland.

    • Scotland Office: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many (a) direct employees, (b) agency staff and (c) outsourced staff working for (i) his Department and (ii) agencies of his Department are paid...

      Scotland Office: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with key infrastructure providers on the steps they are taking to protect themselves from cyber-attack.

      Sovereignty: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2018 to Question 135483, on sovereignty: Scotland, for what reasons that filter was chosen for that campaign.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Interserve

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what improvement plan agreements the Government has made with Interserve since that company's profit warning in September 2017.

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment his Department has made of the feasibility of introducing a centralised national electoral register.

      Interserve

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on what dates the quarterly supplier reviews were collected for Interserve; and when the next quarterly supplier review for that company will be due.

      Government Departments: Interserve

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many meetings have taken place between Interserve and (a) Government Ministers and (b) department officials in the last six months.

      British Nationals Abroad: Voting Rights

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 29 March 2018 to Question 134171, if he will publish every individual response to his Department's consultation, A democracy...

      Government Departments: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to paragraph 45 of the Government response to the First Report of the Justice Committee, Session 2017-19, HC 416, which Departments have...

      Cabinet Office: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of job roles advertised within his Department in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017 excluded the box under the Ban the Box initiative.

      Senior Civil Servants: Dismissal

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the Government's policy is on the pension rights of senior civil servants who have been convicted of a criminal offence connected to their work...

      Employment: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of people (a) with hearing loss and (b) who list their primary medical condition as difficulty...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent discussions his Department has had with the National Citizen Service Trust on improving the democratic engagement offer for young people on...

      Immigrants: Commonwealth

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people in the UK were born in Commonwealth countries and arrived in the UK before 1971.

      Self-employed

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people are registered self-employed.

      Prescription Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for how many deaths the consumption of an excess of prescription drugs was the primary cause between 2012 and 2016.

      Cabinet Office: Databases

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which (a) external data analysts and (b) data collection companies his Department has used in each of the last five years.

      Government Departments: Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will use the Dun and Bradsheet human trafficking risk index when agreeing Government contracts.

  • Treasury

    • Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have (a) signed up to the help to buy scheme and (b) received their bonus under that scheme.

    • Gaming Machines: Tax Yields

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an estimate of revenue to the Exchequer from fixed-odds betting terminals if the maximum stake on such terminals was reduced to £20.

      Royal Mint: Contracts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Royal Mint supplies wholesalers outside the UK, including other EU nations.

      En+ Group

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many discussions involving which officials his Department had with the Financial Conduct Authority and the UK Listing Authority on the stock market...

      Tax Evasion: Convictions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cases referred to prosecuting authorities by HMRC for serious and complex tax crime by corporations have concluded with a criminal conviction since...

      Treasury: Recruitment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of job roles advertised within his Department in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017 excluded the box under the Ban the Box initiative.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the economic effect of the Apprenticeship Levy on businesses in (a) England (b) the East Midlands (c) Mansfield constituency,...

      Telecommunications: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to abolish the Fibre Tax.

      Treasury: Living Wage

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) direct employees, (b) agency staff and (c) outsourced staff working for (i) his Department and (ii) agencies of his Department are paid less...

      Treasury: Travellers

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

      Treasury: Travellers

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

      Treasury: Revenue and Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the Policy Partnership between HM Treasury and HMRC.

      Revenue and Customs: ICT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many new contracts is Department has entered into in respect of the Columbus IT procurement programme for HMRC; what the value of those contracts was;...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost to the public purse has been of administering the childcare service portal in each month since the beginning of the portal's operation.

      Payments: EU Law

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department has taken to implement the Revised Directive on Payment Services.

      Royal Mint: Coinage

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the UK commemorative coin market held by the Royal Mint.

      WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the UK will have completed all preliminary steps to allow ratification of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Protocol to Eliminate...

      Gift Aid

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much gift aid was claimed by fundraising platforms through fees in each of the last five years.

      Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the change in the ratio of investments in stocks and shares ISAs to cash ISAs has been in each of the last five years.

      Taxation: Northern Ireland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the Government's timetable is for setting out its plans arising from its consultation on the impact of VAT and air passenger duty on tourism in...

      Electric Vehicles: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what revenues have been collected from VAT on electric vehicle sales and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles in each of the last five financial years.

      Financial Action Task Force

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the agenda for the Financial Action Task Force plenary meeting in June 2018.

      Living Wage: Wales

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many employers in Wales were prosecuted for non-payment of the national living wage in each quarter of 2017.

      Treasury: Databases

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which (a) external data analysts and (b) data collection companies his Department has used in each of the last five years.

      Financial Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to ensure that Asset Fund Managers automatically switch small investors' funds into less costly management options in compliance with...

      Treasury: ICT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many IT systems which his Department uses are more than (a) three, (b) five and (c) eight years old; and what steps he is taking to ensure that all his...

      Fuels: Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many arrests have been made in connection with fuel fraud in Northern Ireland between 1 January 2017 and 31 March 2018.

      Pensions: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will instruct HMRC to made individual assessments on the tax status of non-income tax paying people who withdraw money from their pension pots.

      Income Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much income tax was paid by constituency in each year between 2010 and 2016.

      Revenue and Customs: Preston

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2018 to Question 135494 Revenue and Customs: North West, what the timetable is for HM Revenues and Customs to agree the...

      Treasury: Consultants

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which consultancy firms his Department has commissioned to model future customs arrangements with the EU; and what the value of those contracts was.

      Revenue and Customs: Consultants

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which consultancy firms HMRC has commissioned to model future customs arrangements with the EU; and what the value of those contracts was.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • S4C

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when the Government plans to publish the report relating to the funding of Welsh language channel S4C.

    • Youth Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to strengthen the evidence base of open access youth work and non-formal learning opportunities for...

      Charitable Donations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to reduce the level of unlicensed charity bag collections.

      Gambling: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on the level of addictive gambling of placing restrictions on...

      West Bromwich Albion Football Club

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, for what reasons he rejected the application by West Bromwich Albion Football Club to pilot a safe-standing scheme at The...

      Gambling: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people addicted to online gambling services.

      National Citizen Service Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has put in place to ensure that the National Citizen Service (NCS) Trust has the governance,...

      Advertising: Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the advertising industry promotes positive body images.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, for what reason there is a variation in cost between National Citizen Service delivery partner providers for (a) the activity...

      Housing: Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has to incentivise housing developers to ensure that all new homes can receive fast broadband.

      Broadband: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will ensure that the forthcoming Consumer Green Paper sets out provisions to ensure that broadband exit fees are charged...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of job roles advertised within his Department in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017 excluded the box under the Ban the Box...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what his Department's implementation plan is for banning the box on job applications.

      Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if the Government will make an assessment of the effect of the youth full-time social action programme on social mobility.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General of 2 November 2016,...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Government response to the Committee of Public Accounts, Forty Sixth Report of Sessions 2016-2017,...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what target his Department has set for the number of participations on the National Citizens Service programme for (a) 2018...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Government response to the Committee of Public Accounts, on the Forty Sixth Report of Sessions...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when the next commissioning round of National Citizen Service (NCS) will take place; and what assessment he has made of...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 21 December 2017 to Question 119896, what estimate her Department has made of the unit cost for...

      National Citizen Service Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with the National Citizens Service Trust on its claims against the liquated provider...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to minimise the risk of paying for unfilled places with new partner contracts for the...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many times the Government has been notified of a provider of National Citizen Service that has (a) fallen into serious...

      National Citizen Service Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when the Government plans to launch a campaign to appoint a new chair of the National Citizen Service Trust; and what the...

      National Citizen Service Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many members of staff have worked for the National Citizen Service Trust in each year since 2013.

      Crime: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential relationship between trends in the level of (a) funding for...

      Erasmus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions representatives of his Department have had with representatives of the Department for Exiting the European...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress his Department has been made on ensuring that mobile devices will be able to use the 3.4GHz spectrum band...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the circumstances in which a delivery partner of National Citizens Service would be required to pay back...

      National Citizen Service Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to (a) the conclusion on page 6 of the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts, National Citizen Service,...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many IT systems which his Department uses are more than (a) three, (b) five and (c) eight years old; and what steps he is...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding his Department has allocated to each regional delivery partner of the National Citizen Service programme in...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure the promotion of volunteering opportunities to National Citizen Service graduates.

      Voluntary Work: Honours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps to ensure the publication of guidance on nominating outstanding volunteers for honours.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions she has had with key infrastructure providers on the steps they are taking to protect themselves from cyber-attack.

    • Integrated Schools: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent estimate she has made of the proportion of pupils attending integrated schools in Northern Ireland.

  • Prime Minister

    • Older People: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Prime Minister, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of creating at Cabinet level a Minister for older citizens .

    • AggregateIQ

      To ask the Prime Minister, for what reasons the meeting at 10 Downing Street with (a) Jeff Silvester and (b) Zack Massingham of AggregateIQ was not reported in the Cabinet Office Transparency...

  • Home Office

    • Slavery: Commonwealth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the use of false and fraudulently obtained documents to facilitate trafficking and modern slavery from Commonwealth...

    • Human Trafficking: Asia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any systematic abuse of the UK Tier 4 visa system to facilitate trafficking of children and young adults to the UK from Vietnam...

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 5 April (HL6634), how they calculated their announced savings to the taxpayer by changing...

      Common Travel Area

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to introduce (1) passport checking, and (2) body searches, at UK ports for nationals of Common Travel Area countries; and whether the...

  • Department for International Development

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Special Forces

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will clarify the basis of their policy of not commenting on the operations of British Special Forces; and what is their assessment of the extent...

    • Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of deaths and serious injuries caused by the Western military attacks in Syria on 14 April; and whether depleted uranium was...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, what is their objective for military action against Syria.

      Military Decorations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what basis were gold and diamond jubilee medals struck and issued to past Heads of Service who were not honorary 5 stars.

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