Written answers

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Motor Vehicles: Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that plans to phase out of fossil fuel powered vehicles does not increase greenhouse gas emissions...

    • A38: Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for the A38 between Plymouth and Exeter to be upgraded to Highway England’s Expressway standard.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential opportunities High Speed 2 provides to members of the UK railway supply chain to increase...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of implementing a requirement that UK-based suppliers are formally considered in the...

      Inland Waterways: Derbyshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has plans to include provision for a tunnel under the widened section of the M1 south of Junction 25 to accommodate the...

      Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of bus drivers have undertaken disability awareness training.

      Regional Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has plans to allocate additional resources for the expansion of surface access to regional airports, including (a) Stansted and...

      Regional Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has he made of the effectiveness of the use of airport capacity at regional airports.

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a national concessionary bus fare structure for 16-18 year olds.

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish the Roads to Zero strategy.

      Zero Emissions Vehicle Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Zero Emissions Vehicle Summit announced by the Prime Minister in December 2017 is planned to be held.

      Driving: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many drivers have been disqualified from driving since 2013.

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department is making on fully automating delay repay procedures for rail passengers using smartcards.

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many Network Rail staff work for their Infrastructure Projects division; what the annual expenditure of that organisation is; and what assessment...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost of subsidies and financial incentives provided from the public purse has been by scheme for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid...

      Cycleways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to support local authorities in increasing the number cycle paths on public roads.

      Transport: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding his Department has provided for transport projects in Coventry since 2015.

      Railways: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to publish a detailed infrastructure plan setting out the key enablers of the digital railway; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Office of Rail and Road in (a) regulating unit costs and (b) delivering productivity...

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2018 to Question 127728, on licensing of cross-border taxi’s and private hire vehicles, how many times the...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Fracking: Methane

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Implementation Unit Report on Shale Gas, what estimate the Government has made of the amount of...

    • Tidal Power: Swansea Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has undertaken an assessment of the potential effect of the Welsh Government's proposed investment in the...

      Tidal Power: Swansea Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has agreed a date by which it will accept or decline the offer of investment into Swansea Bay...

      Tidal Power: Swansea Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of investment into Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon by the Welsh...

      Natural Gas: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has received from consumer rights organisations on reports of gas providers overcharging...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if the Government will review the system for redress and compensation to consumers who have been overcharged by energy...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of which is the cheapest form of electricity generation; and if he will make a statement.

      Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to support off-grid households to connect to the gas network.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate he has made of the number of homeowners who have participated in the electric vehicle homecharge...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps he has taken to encourage more local authorities to take up electric car charge-point funding.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of trends in the use of electric and hybrid vehicles on the...

      Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the transparency of publicly-funded medical research and development.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with key infrastructure providers on the steps they are taking to protect themselves from...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many IT systems which his Department uses are more than (a) three, (b) five and (c) eight years old; and what steps...

      Aerospace Industry: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the aerospace industry on ensuring that goods, products, and...

      Fracking: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has received an application for consent to hydraulic fracturing in respect of Preston New Road, Lancashire.

      Insulation: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department had with Preston City Council on the external cladding installed on the exterior of...

      Companies: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure Companies House verify the information provided on who the (a)...

      Home Energy and Lifestyle Management: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 21 December 2017 to Question 120003, how many photovoltaics installations through Green Deal...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Members for...

      Research: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has conducted an economic assessment of the value of early-phase research including the inward...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Malaysia: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential implications for free and fair elections in Malaysia of the re-drawing of...

    • Malaysia: Freedom of Expression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on freedom of speech and expression in Malaysia of the...

      EU Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government plans to negotiate bilateral alternatives to the EU Mobility Partnerships.

      Vietnam: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Vietnamese Government on the need to respect fundamental freedoms and the...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: SCL Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the total value is of services delivered to his Department through contracts with Strategic Communications Laboratories...

      British Overseas Territories: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much of the funding for the UK Overseas Territories Blue Belt programme was spent on staff salaries in (a) the Centre for...

      British Overseas Territories: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much funding from the UK Overseas Territories Blue Belt programme was transferred directly to each of the Overseas...

      British Overseas Territories: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on how many (a) turtles, (b) sharks and (c) seabirds were killed as a result of...

      British Overseas Territories: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of by-catch was caught by activities funded by the UK Overseas Territories Blue Belt programme in each of the...

      British Overseas Territories: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many International Union for Conservation of Nature red-listed species were killed as a result of activities funded by the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Ministers: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what procedures are in place for Ministers in all Government departments to respond to written Welsh correspondence in that language.

    • Government Bills: Impact Assessments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether impact assessments relating to Government bills are signed off by Ministers before legislation is introduced in Parliament.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many applicants for NHS Continuing Healthcare died before a decision was made on their case by the relevant clinical commissioning group.

    • Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS Continuing Healthcare assessments have taken place after a claimant has died to establish whether that claimant's family or...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department has spent on campaigns to promote the cessation of smoking in (a) 2016-17 and (b) 2017-18; and what funding he...

      Health Services: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will set out total spending by NHS Commissioners on private health providers in each of the last 10 years for which figures are...

      Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospital trusts have merged in the last three years.

      Antibiotics: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding his Department has provided for research on tackling antibiotic-resistant bacteria in each of the last three years.

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an estimate of the total sleep-in back pay liability for providers in (a) North Wiltshire constituency and (b) Wiltshire...

      Mental Illness: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the criteria are for the assessment of applications to use the data compiled by the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that medicines developed from public research are (a) accessible and (b) affordable.

      Sapropterin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many individual patient funding requests have been approved for the use of Kuvan.

      Urinary Tract Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ensure that funding is provided for the training and recruitment of chronic urinary tract infection specialists in the NHS.

      Whittington Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what representations he has received on the reopening to new patients of the Lower Urinary Tract Services Clinic in north London.

      Urinary Tract Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the annual cost to the NHS of treating chronic urinary tract infections.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Cybercrime

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

      Pregnancy: Folic Acid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what advice his Department gives to pregnant women on folic acid.

      Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people were registered blind in each of the last five years.

      Midwives: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for the employment of 3,000 new midwives by the NHS.

      Tonsils: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce (a) infection and (b) disease after tonsil removal operations.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of support provided for people with dementia.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support the NHS in implementing early intervention measures for people who have eating disorders.

      Mental Health Services: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will ensure additional ongoing financial support for the provision of mental health services in Greater Manchester to...

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to encourage collaboration between the (a) NHS, wider public sector and (c) charities sector to (i)...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential savings to be accrued to the public purse of the return of unused medicines to the NHS.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

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

      NHS: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of ring-fencing part of the rebate paid by the pharmaceutical...

      Speech Therapy: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ensure that every child and young person who stammers will be able to access speech and language therapy when needed; and if...

      Ebola

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding was allocated to the Ebola contingency fund; and how much of that funding has been reallocated to other programmes.

      Life Expectancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will place in the Library all reports and data analyses his Department has produced which relate to life expectancy in each of the...

      Life Expectancy: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Office for National Statistics data on life expectancies, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the change in...

      Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many cases of (a) tuberculosis, (b) rickets and (c) measles were recorded in each month in the last 12 months.

      Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency will be supported to...

      Mental Illness: Personal Health Budgets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 124498, on Mental Illness: Personal Health Budgets, how many people were in receipt...

      Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of leaving the EU on early-phase clinical research.

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, 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...

    • Egypt: Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department provides to support programmes to improve the economy of Egypt.

      Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the total amount of aid is that the UK plans to send to Yemen in 2018.

      Department for International Development: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which (a) external data analysts and (b) data collection companies her Department has used in each of the last five years.

      Department for International Development: Menstrual Hygiene Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans her Department has to promote Menstrual Hygiene Day on 28 May 2018; and what events she is planning to (a) attend and (b)...

      Rohingya: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what specific steps her Department is taking to support survivors of sexual violence in Rohingya refugee camps.

      Rohingya: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department has allocated to support programmes on (a) sexual and reproductive health and (b) assistance for survivors...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will introduce the use of the Dun and Bradsheet human trafficking risk index when allocating funding.

      Yemen: Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many projects on food insecurity in Yemen are sponsored by her Department.

      Yemen: Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding her Department has allocated to food insecurity programmes in Yemen.

      Yemen: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which projects her Department sponsors to support child education in Yemen.

      Yemen: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much money her Department has committed to improve child education in Yemen.

  • Department for Education

    • Primary Education: Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to assess his Department's level of funding for universal infant free school meals in light of the rising cost of food.

    • Primary Education: Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Department has made an assessment of the effectiveness of its policy on Universal Infant Free School Meals.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that children registered for free school meals access a hot meal each day; and which agency is responsible for the...

      Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the £200 self-contribution that disabled students in higher education must make to access funding for computer equipment, if...

      Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the £200 self-contribution that disabled students in higher education must make to access funding for computer equipment, what...

      Care Homes: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to Answer of 5 March 2018 to Question 129958, what information his Department holds on the qualification levels held by children's...

      Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students have applied for the disabled student's allowance in each of the last three years.

      Universities: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his Department's policy is on encouraging working class students to attend university.

      Further Education: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department plans to publish the subcontracting management fees for all further education providers for 2016-17.

      Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has conducted any impact assessments on the effect on the British education system of the UK leaving the EU.

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Sure Start children’s centres there are there in England.

      Secondary Education: Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many secondary school children have been off-rolled by their school in (a) the London Borough of Lewisham, (b) London and (c) England in each of...

      Universities UK: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her policy to make Universities UK subject to Freedom of Information requests.

      Young People: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information the Government holds on the number of young people not in education, employment or training in Newcastle.

      Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussion he has had with representatives of the British Assistive Technology Association on the £200 self-contribution required from...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of recent trends in the number of people enrolling in secondary education teacher training.

      Part-time Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps Government is taking to (a) support people who want to study part-time and (b) encourage flexible learning.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to provide more information on the roll-out of 30 hours free childcare for fostered children.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number students in receipt of an NHS Bursary who have been incorrectly awarded a maintenance loan; and if he will...

      Pupils: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average Attainment 8 score was per pupil who was (a) eligible and (b) not eligible for free school meals in (i) Ashfield, (ii) Mansfield and...

      Apprentices: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprenticeship starts there have been in (a) Nottinghamshire and (b) the East Midlands at every level offered in each of the last four quarters.

      Social Workers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the open tender number 142495 on Tenders Electronic Daily which was submitted by his Department to train 700 to 900 social workers is related...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which courts closed since 2010 have yet to be sold; and what the annual maintenance costs have been of each of those court premises.

    • Administration of Justice: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has received representations on the level of availability of interpreters willing to travel for judicial proceedings in Northern Ireland; and...

      Family Courts: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in what proportion of cases involving domestic abuse in the family courts special protection measures were implemented in each of the last three years.

      Criminal Proceedings: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in what proportion of cases involving domestic abuse in the criminal courts special protection measures were implemented in each of the last three years.

      Coroners: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in how many and what proportion of inquests legal aid was granted in each of the last six years.

      Prison Sentences: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women are still held in prison on indeterminate public protection sentences by (a) offence and (b) original length of sentence.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans are in place to support women and men on indeterminate public protection sentences in meeting the requirements for their release.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will take steps with the Home Secretary to encourage Police and Crime Commissioners to work with schools to ensure that early support is provided...

  • Department for International Trade

    • India: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress he plans to make on increasing food and drink exports to India in advance of the next India-UK Joint Economic and Trade Committee.

    • India: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of establishing a business-led Joint Working Group on Food and Drink as part of the...

      Trade Agreements: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he plans to take to ensure that UK trade with developing countries will promote women’s rights after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the evidence cited by the Minister for Housing, the hon. Member for Esher and Walton in the Sunday...

    • Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the performance assessments of Local Enterprise Partnerships.

      Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress his Department has made in response to the 2015 recommendation of the All-Party Parliamentary Group...

      Estate Agents: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps her Department is taking to regulate estate agents.

      Local Government: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reasons the report laid before Parliament explaining the effect of the Dorset (Structural...

      Local Government: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to paragraphs 4.5 to 4.9 of the report laid before Parliament explaining the effect of the Bournemouth,...

      Local Government: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to paragraph 4.8 of the report laid before Parliament explaining the effect of the Dorset (Structural...

      Local Government: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to allow further representations and submissions of alternative proposals to be made by...

      Local Government: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reasons the Minister for Local Government did not send an advance copy of the regulations for structural...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to review the level of business rate relief for childcare providers.

      Railway Stations: Public Lavatories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Transport on the number of changing places toilet...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 1 March 2018 to Question 129149 on Ministry of Defence Land,, whether the figure of 320 days given is based on a historical...

    • Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many fewer full-time (a) male and (b) female service personnel there were at the most recent date for which data is available compared with 2010.

      Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 26 March 2018 to Question 133771, if his Department will take steps to notify Parliament when lethal force is used by British...

      Ministry of Defence: SCL Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total value is of services delivered to his Department through contracts with Strategic Communications Laboratories since 2010.

      Armed Forces: Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the answer of 27 February 2018 to question 128776, on Armed Forces: Officers, what the timetable is for the information requested to be provided.

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which (a) UK and (b) international shipbuilders participated in his Department’s market engagement exercise to procure fleet solid support ships...

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress his Department has made on its four-year assessment phase of the procurement process for new fleet solid support ships for the Royal Fleet...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment and Social Security Benefits: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Northern Ireland authorities on social security and employment procedures after the UK leaves the EU.

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the repayment of advances is included in the 40 per cent cap on what can be deducted from universal credit claimants’ monthly awards.

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the availability of judicial legal remedies below High Court level for disabled people to challenge the...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference the Written Statement of 15 March 2018, Employment and Support Allowance, HCWS 549, which external organisations her Department...

      Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of people have died within (a) six months, (b) one year, (c) two years and (d) more than two years after they were issued with...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will ensure consistency between the criteria for home assessments for (a) employment and support allowance, (b) personal independence...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the merits in terms of (a) value for money and (b) reducing errors of separating the production of health...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she make it her policy to provide further (a) guidance and (b) financial support for WASPI women until they reach the state pension age.

      Pension Credit and Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of universal credit and pension credit regulations on couples where one person is over the pension...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to respond to the letters of 7 December 2017 and 9 March 2018 from the hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne North on the stage 3...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 1 March 2018 to Question 129209, on state retirement pensions: women, if she will estimate the cost to the public...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Recycling: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what arrangements he plans to make for continued UK involvement in the EU Circular Economy programme after the UK leaves the EU.

    • Dogs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of dogs being brought illegally into the UK for sale.

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to paragraph 4.50 of Autumn Budget 2017, how much of the £40 million to boost local regeneration in...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many complaints have been made against G4S in the last year on its service to asylum seekers.

    • Fires: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fire-related fatalities there have been in (a) the UK and (b) Bristol in each year since 2010.

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received from representatives of pharmaceutical companies on the legal status of cannabis for medical...

      Police: Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Police Information Notices were issued in London by ethnicity in each of the last three years.

      Police Custody: Parkinson's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people with Parkinson’s disease were held in custody by the police in 2017.

      Police: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to prevent work-related mental illness in the police force.

      Police: Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will review Police Information Notices to introduce (a) safeguards against their improper use and (b) an appeals process.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to her oral contribution of 16 April 2018, Official Report, column 27, on Windrush Children (Immigration Status), what steps her...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many full-time caseworkers were working on immigration in her Department in each year since 2010.

      Airguns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the responses it received to its consultation on the use of air weapons raised concerns about the shooting of animals.

      Migrants' Access to Benefits and Public Services Inter-ministerial Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the minutes of the Inter-Ministerial Group on Migrants' Access to Benefits and Public Services for the period between...

      Migrants' Access to Benefits and Public Services Inter-ministerial Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the evidence on the scale of abuse of benefits and public services by migrants that has been provided to the...

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to make an assessment of the potential merits of amending the law on the use of medicinal cannabis to expand its...

      Alfie Dingley

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has the power and competence to issue a temporary licence for the treatment of Alfie Dingley which his parents have requested.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress her Department has made on the registration of EU nationals for indefinite leave after the UK leaves the EU, and if she will...

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children living in (a) the West Midlands and (b) Coventry spent time in a police station as a place of safety as a result of a...

      Immigration Controls: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment has been made of the effectiveness of Operation Gull in Northern Ireland.

      Asylum: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for asylum from Pakistani Christians were (a) made and (b) granted in each year since 2015.

      Brexit: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has made an assessment of the compatibility with the provisions of the Good Friday Agreement of the decision as to...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to end (a) indefinite detention and (b) the employment of detainees to work for £1 per hour at...

      Police: Productivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Written Statement of 19 April 2018 on Police Funding, HCWS626, if she will publish the results of the sample of eight forces...

      Police: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to roll out the National Police Welfare Service, and how long that roll-out is planned to take.

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the safeguards and standards are for Government organisations or sub-contracted companies involved in forced deportation processes.

      Visas: New Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average processing time for Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa renewal applications has been over the last three months for which data is...

      Visas: New Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa renewal applications are decided within (a) eight weeks, (b) nine months and (c) 12 months.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how long the average leave to remain application takes from application to decision; and whether there is a backlog.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of knife crime incidents in Newcastle in each of the last seven years.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people held at immigration detention centres were defined as vulnerable under the adults at risk policy in each year since 2016;...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February to Question 127774, whether her Department plans to maintain a central record of people in immigration...

      Passports: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February to Question 126084, when her Department plans to publish the impact assessment of the effect of planned...

      Passports: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February to Question 126084, o passports: fees and charges, what options are being explored for making services...

      Passports: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2018 to Question 126031, whether her Department plans to further increase the price of a passport in...

      HM Passport Office: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2018 to Question 126031 on passports, how many additional staff HM Passport’s Office will require...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February to Question 126582 on asylum: finance, what plans she has to continue funding the Asylum Migration and...

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the answer of 20 February to question 127779 on immigration: appeals, what lessons were learned by her Department's review of...

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that immigration detention centres are more effectively monitored.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 6 October 2017 to Question 105441 on Scotland Office: Social Media, the Answer of 15 December 2017 to Question 119818 on...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Nationality: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what additional rights are accorded by the UK Government to people in Northern Ireland who choose to assert their right to Irish citizenship.

    • Northern Ireland Office: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether she has had any meetings with (a) the Attorney General of Northern Ireland and (b) officials in the Northern Ireland Ministry of...

  • Treasury

    • Exports: Northern Ireland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the amount of export sales by companies with over 250 employees based in Northern Ireland has been with (a) the Republic of Ireland and (b) Great...

    • Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether HMRC has made an assessment of the potential merits of establishing a reliable mechanism which (a) makes clear the whereabouts of important...

      Loans: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the clarity of Government guidance for private companies on the charging of VAT on loans.

      1MDB: Malaysia

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the progress of investigations by UK authorities into financial crimes related to the 1MDB fund in Malaysia; what...

      Ordnance Survey: Databases

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential economic effect on booksellers of his recent proposal on Ordinance Survey MasterMap data.

      Pensioners: Income

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment Her Majesty’s Government has made of the long-term effect on retirement incomes of people withdrawing money from their pension pots...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 16 April 2018 to Question 134639, on Children: Day Care, what the technical issues were that were experienced by parents when...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints relating to childcare service accounts have been reported to HMRC in each of the last six months.

      Revenue and Customs: Correspondence

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the security of HMRC’s practice of returning important personal documents including (a) passports and (b) birth...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax-free childcare accounts have (a) been created and (b) had at least one payment made from that account to date.

      Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 13 April 2018 to Question 135470, what the total figure is for all of the minor tax reliefs that his Department considers to be...

      Financial Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Financial Times article of 9 April 2018, FCA to scale back non-Brexit activities, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that...

      Money Laundering

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2018 to Question 127856 on Money Laundering, how many (a) warning notices, (b) action plans, (c) financial penalties...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of the £200 million of private investment announced in the 2017 Budget as part of a new £400 million Charging Investment...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Living Wage

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

    • Social Media: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure that social media companies are complying fully with the Data Protection Act 1998 and...

      Internet: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people who use online platforms are aware of the nature and volume of their...

      West Bromwich Albion Football Club

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what advice the Sports Ground Safety Association provided to his Department on the application by West Bromwich Albion to...

      Computers: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to take steps to (a) introduce and (b) support courses to improve computer literacy.

      Youth Social Action Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March 2018 to Question 132681, on Youth Social Action Review, whether the Minister of Sport and...

      Press: Privacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of access to arbitration for victims of press abuse and intrusion.

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he plans to take to ensure that children and their parents can receive legal redress where they have been victims...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

  • Women and Equalities

  • Home Office

    • Eurostar: Immigration Controls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 29 March (HL Deb, col 900) that “assessment is made of the throughput of traffic and gates are...

    • Passports: Albania

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many false or fraudulently obtained Albanian biometric passports have been detected or confiscated in the past three years.

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the then Immigration Minister was invited to visit De La Rue’s Gateshead site during the tender process for the new British passports; if so, whether...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by the Earl of Courtown on 16 April (HL Deb, col 1012), what guidance they have issued to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency as...

      British Nationality: Hong Kong

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for Immigration on 19 March (HC132570), when a decision will be made on the request of 301 British Hong...

      Asylum: Torture

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to change their definition of torture in relation to the treatment of asylum claims and related legal proceedings; and, if so, whether...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 16 April (HL6835), whether they will consider implementing a maximum length of time for...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to reassess their "hostile environment" policy.

      Passports: Hong Kong

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a record has been kept of the proportion of the 500 passports allocated to members of the Hong Kong Service Corps under the British Nationality (Hong Kong)...

      Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken in response to the recommendations of the report of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees, Refugees Welcome.

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following the military action in Syria, they have given any consideration to taking more than the 20,000 refugees to which they have already committed.

  • Department for Transport

    • Air Traffic Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the process for downgrading airspace from controlled to uncontrolled.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to withdraw support from the Free Syrian Army (FSA), following reports that the FSA were responsible for the roadside bomb which killed a...

    • Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Turkey about the laying of a roadside bomb in Manbij, Syria, reportedly by allies of Turkey, which killed...

      Astute Class Submarines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the planned date of the launch ceremony of the seventh Astute class submarine.

      Warships: Cruise Missiles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to ensure that the Royal Navy has the capability to launch cruise missiles from surface ships.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the UK of economic divergence from EU rules and regulations after Brexit.

    • Schengen Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, after the UK leaves the EU, UK citizens entering a Schengen country on a 90 day visa will, after their return to the UK upon its expiry, have to wait a...

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