Written answers

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • European Aviation Safety Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government plans to leave the European Aviation Safety Authority in March 2019.

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to support UK small and medium-sized businesses in procurement competitions to supply (a) goods and (b) services...

      Infrastructure: Cybercrime

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

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to ensure that UK driving licence holders are able to use those licences in EEA countries after the UK leaves the EU.

      Aviation: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to ensure the maintenance of commercial air services after 30 March 2019 in the event that the UK leaves the EU...

      Railways: Nuneaton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information holds on the number of passenger (a) arrivals and (b) departures at Nuneaton railway station in each of the last five years.

      Cars: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the new car emission regulations on (a) new and (b) existing kit cars.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department is taking steps to encourage homeowners to install charging infrastructure for electric vehicles; and if he will make a statement.

      Air Traffic Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the relevant EU authorities on ensuring reciprocity of air traffic management systems with the EU after the UK...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to electrify the Transpennine Railway.

      Motorways: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the minimum standards are for inspection covers embedded in live lanes of motorways.

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps is he taking to ensure that the roll-out of smart ticketing on the rail network does not exclude people without access to the necessary...

      Bridges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many bridges in England have been renamed after a public consultation in the last 15 years.

      Railways: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to publish a digital railway (a) strategy and (b) delivery plan.

      Railways: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for the electrification of the Bolton to Preston line; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Network Rail...

      Railways: Timetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans to amend the (a) Northern, (b) Transpennine Express and (c) East Midlands Trains franchise as a result of the delay to the...

      Railways: Timetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the capacity of Network Rail to (a) plan for and (b) deliver the December 2018 timetable.

      Great Northern Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will meet representatives of Govia Thameslink Railway to discuss Great Northern Line rail services at Oakleigh Park.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Cuadrilla Resources: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to his Written Ministerial Statement of 25 January 2018 on energy policy, HCWS428, if he will ask the...

    • Tidal Power: Swansea Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department plans to conclude its analysis of the offer of investment into Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon by the...

      New Businesses: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many new start-ups there have been in the media and culture sector in (a) Coventry and (b) the West Midlands in...

      Company Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many investigations of breaches of section 1112 of the Companies Act 2006 have been undertaken by Companies House;...

      Fracking: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 6 April 2018 to Question 134558 on Fracking: Employment, if he will update the estimate in...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February to Question 125468, how many gas SMETS2 meters have been installed, and how many...

      ACAS: Job Satisfaction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of staff morale in the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Syria: Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what date the Government (a) first identified (i) the Him Shinshar weapons bunkers near Homs as a chemical weapons equipment...

    • Iran: Electronic Warfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the implications are of recent Iranian cyber attacks on universities in the UK and US on the level of cyber threat posed...

      Iran: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has made representations to the Iranian Government on restrictions being applied to people in that...

      Martin Selmayr

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 3 April 2018 to Question 134583, on Martin Selmayr, what communications his Department had with the...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Databases

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

      Algeria: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations his Department has made to the Algerian Government on the closure of places of Christian worship in...

      Egypt: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the fairness of the 2018 Egyptian Presidential election.

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent progress his Department has made in discussions with the Iranian authorities on the detention of Nazanin...

      Animal Experiments: Cosmetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to encourage a ban on (a) animal testing for cosmetics and (b) the sale of animal-tested...

      British Nationals Abroad: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Fifth Report of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Session 2014–15, Support for British nationals...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of people of working age in England with (a) Parkinson’s disease, (b) cystic fibrosis, (c) sickle cell...

    • NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the Government's commissioned analysis by Ernst and Young of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the...

      Whittington Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what services are available for new patients at the Whittington Health NHS Trust clinic specialising in the treatment of chronic urinary...

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the adequate availability of the HPV vaccine throughout the UK.

      Colorectal Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce incidences of bowel cancer.

      Glaucoma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been diagnosed as having glaucoma in each of the last five years.

      Sexually Transmitted Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been diagnosed with an STI in each of the last five years.

      Benzodiazepines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to prevent addiction to Xanax.

      Donors: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has assessed the potential merits of producing a strategy to support research into the barriers and motivations...

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many real-time continuous glucose monitoring devices were used (a) in each clinical commissioning group and (b) across England in the...

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the variation in (a) access and (b) uptake of insulin pumps across England.

      Diabetes: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has been made of the variation in (a) access and (b) uptake of testing strips for people with diabetes across...

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of people with diabetes in England are given a choice of their preferred glucose monitor.

      Diabetes: Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of local NHS formularies in delivering best outcomes for people with diabetes.

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) guidance and (b) incentives are provided to GPs to ensure people with Type 1 Diabetes have access to proven technologies to...

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with NICE on undertaking its appraisal of technology for Type 1 Diabetes.

      Diabetes: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of using artificial pancreas to improve outcomes for people with Type 1...

      Surgery: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many elective operations were cancelled in (a) November 2017, (b) December 2017 and (c) January 2018; and how many and what...

      Hospital Ward: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many wards are currently closed under the framework to support winter pressures in 2017-18.

      General Practitioners: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the GP to patient ratio for (a) Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group and (b) other clinical...

      Pregnancy: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the level of screening for infectious diseases in pregnant women; and whether he plans to...

      NHS: Antisocial Behaviour and Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will encourage other NHS trusts to emulate the joint working agreement on tackling violence and antisocial behaviour in the NHS...

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the options for procuring glucose monitoring devices for people with diabetes in order...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people with dementia are currently detained under the Mental Health Act 1983.

      Health Professions: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for the publication of the consultation on the regulation of medical associate professionals.

      Diseases: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care what information his Department holds on levels of (a) breast cancer, (b) bowel cancer, (c) cervical cancer, (d) diabetic eye, (e)...

  • Department for International Development

  • Department for Education

    • Universal Credit: Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of children in Year 3 and above who will be affected by the new means-tested entitlement for free school meals...

    • Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of early years tutors in further education settings have taken part in the professional exchange trial.

      Children: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a regulatory requirement for Ofsted to inspect children’s...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of nursing students who have received incorrect payments from the Student Loans Company and who have been told...

      Grammar Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many grammar schools he is responsible for.

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the consultation on changes to teaching of sex and relationship education, and PSHE, published on 19 December 2017, was sent to (a) parents...

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the timetable is for the publication of the draft guidance on Relationships and Sex Education.

      Teachers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many secondary school teachers have been recruited in each year since 2010, and if he will make a statement.

      Wakefield City Academies Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2018 to Question 135939, how much funding his Department provided to former Wakefield City Academy Trust schools...

      Wakefield City Academies Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2018 to Question 135939 on Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT), if he will list the (a) nine WCAT schools for...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, 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...

    • Prison Officers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions his Department has had with unions representing prison officers on the new pension scheme since its introduction in 2015.

      Prison Officers: Early Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers in England and Wales have retired (a) at and (b) before the age of 60 for health reasons in each of the last three years.

      Prison Officers: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what consultation his Department carried out with prison officers, trades unions and healthcare professionals before introducing the new pension scheme...

      Small Claims: Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to allow people to submit evidence by e-mail to the Money Claims Online website.

  • Treasury

    • Overseas Trade

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans the Government has in place to ensure the efficiency of border arrangements for the import of components in complex supply chains from non-EU...

    • Ports: Imports and Exports

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure a friction-free border for non-EU (a) imports and (b) exports at UK ports.

      Smuggling: Northern Ireland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps his Department has taken to control smuggling at the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

      Revenue and Customs: Repayments

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps his Department has taken to ensure that businesses receive any refunds or rebates from HMRC in a timely manner.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to have in place a customs system to deal with trade on WTO terms.

      Child Tax Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claims have been made under the non-consensual conception exemption for child tax credit in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d) Northern...

      Public Buildings: Disability

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to improve disabled access to public buildings through the tax system.

      Charities: Buildings

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to support charities undertaking building works through the tax system.

      Taxation: Fraud

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance his Department has issued to HMRC on handling cases where people have been defrauded out of tax repayments by companies claiming to represent...

      Aviation: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of (a) levying VAT against (i) flight training and (ii) aviation gas on the number of trained UK pilots and (b)...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Leasehold: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to provide support to owners of new-build leasehold homes who are charged fees other than ground rent...

    • Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that the new guidance on viability with fixed returns for developers and landowners...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will put in place provisions to ensure that when a developer uses a viability assessment to argue down the...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Egypt: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assistance his Department is giving to the Egyptian armed forces.

    • Ministry of Defence: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether it is his policy to relocate interpreters regardless of where they have assisted British military personnel; and if he will make a statement.

      Ministry of Defence: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how the safety of interpreters is monitored when they are no longer employed by the UK Government.

      Armed Forces: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department maintains contact with interpreters who have worked for the Armed Forces in Kabul.

      Ministry of Defence: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which regulations his Department (a) has introduced as a result of EU legislation from 23 June 2016 to date and (b) expects to implement as a result of...

      Shipbuilding: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to support SMEs to tender for contracts issued as a result of the National Shipbuilding Strategy.

      Defence: Radar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to (a) support and (b) grow the UK defence radar industry.

      Type 45 Destroyers: Radar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to upgrade the Sampson radars on the Type 45 destroyers to provide those destroyers with ballistic missile detection...

      Defence: Radar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons the existing Type 102 radar held in storage by BAE Systems is not currently deployed.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what resources her Department has allocated to support the knowledge development of work coaches to encourage people to work in the childcare...

    • Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many health professionals provide assessments for her Department; what the process is for ensuring those professionals meet quality...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what (a) external data analysts and (b) data collection companies his Department has used in each of the last five years.

      Working Conditions: Temperature

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will bring forward proposals to set a maximum permitted working temperature.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to publish new guidance to personal independence payment assessors on personal independence payment mobility claims.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2018 to Question 128682, what assessment she has made of the (a) accuracy and (b) value of the Claimant...

      Health and Safety Executive: Job Satisfaction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of staff morale in the Health and Safety Executive.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time is for a hearing by the Upper Tribunal of an appeal by her Department against a decision by the First-tier...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what financial safeguards his Department have put in place to protect vulnerable claimants in the event that their claim is delayed as a...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have had a reduction in the amount of their benefit entitlement as a result of the transfer from disability living allowance...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the ability of the UK to substitute domestically produced (a) food and (b) fish for imports...

    • Plastics: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Government's plastic deposit return scheme on small retailers.

      Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department plans to publish its response to the consultation on the draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which regulations his Department (a) has introduced as a result of EU legislation from 23 June 2016 to date and (b) expects...

      Horses: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans bring forward legislative proposals on statutory equine identification for a central equine database.

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to his Department's press release, entitled flood scheme boost with £36 million of funding, published on...

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to his Department's press release, entitled flood scheme boost with £36 million of funding, published on...

      Swine Fever

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of incidences of swine fever in Europe; what recent...

      Ivory: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what date he plans to introduce a UK-wide ban on ivory sales.

  • Home Office

    • Radicalism: Risk Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria the police in England and Wales (a) used in 2010 to determine whether a person suspected of extremism was a risk to the public...

    • Robbery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of international comparators of rates of robbery since 2015.

      Taxation: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she or Ministers of her Department have given guidance to police authorities on dealing with cases of tax rebate fraud; and if she...

      Home Office: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2018 to 127777, what factors are considered in monitoring the financial performance of strategic suppliers.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what regulations he (a) has introduced as a result of EU legislation since 23 June 2016 and (b) plans to implement as a result of EU legislation in (i)...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, 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...

    • Scotland Office: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, which regulations his Department (a) has introduced as a result of EU legislation from 23 June 2016 to date and (b) expects to implement as a result of...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Living Wage

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, 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...

    • Unemployment: North Wales

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of households were classified as without work in each local authority area in north Wales in each year for which data is...

      Colorectal Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people by (a) age and (b) gender have been diagnosed with bowel cancer in each of the last five years.

      Colorectal Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average life expectancy is for people diagnosed with bowel cancer.

      Population

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will ask the Office of National Statistics to undertake a National Population Projection on the effect of the UK leaving the EU.

  • Department for International Trade

    • UK Trade With EU: Coventry South

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what contact he has had with businesses in Coventry South constituency in connection with trade with the EU after the UK leaves the EU.

    • Trade Remedies

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March to Question 132109 on trade remedies, if he will publish the schedule of meetings which took place at...

      Foreign Investment in UK: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions he has had with Invest Northern Ireland on the use of UK Embassies to promote Northern Ireland as a location for...

      Department for International Trade: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many people were employed in his Department dealing with trade negotiations in (a) March 2016 and (b) March 2018.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Music: Licensed Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to monitor the number of closures of live music venues in the UK.

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

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

      Virgin Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he is able to intervene in circumstances in which Virgin Media fails to provide telecommunication services to a...

      Social Media: Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he has taken to establish codes of conduct for social media companies and industry bodies on the treatment of...

      Tourism: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of tourism funding from the public purse was allocated to London in each year since 2010.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which (a) external data analysts and (b) data collection companies his Department has used in each of the last five years.

  • Department for International Development

    • Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what inter-governmental deliberations are currently taking place regarding the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

    • Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the evidence of extreme humanitarian distress requiring immediate relief on a large scale in Yemen; and what action they are...

  • Department for Transport

    • Monarch Airlines: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in negotiations to secure contributions to the cost of repatriating stranded passengers of Monarch airlines from related parties of...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Rented Housing: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that there is a sufficient supply of housing for older people in the private rented, social and council housing sectors.

    • Internal Drainage Boards: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Internal Drainage Board Levies setting new funding baselines as part of the Local Authority Fair Funding Review.

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 11 April (HL6665), whether the commitment to provide lifetime tenancies in social housing extends...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Nuclear Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the promotion of measures such as (1) the no first use policy, (2) de-alerting, and (3) communication protocols, to support...

    • Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total cost of the recent air strikes carried out by the RAF in response to the chemical attack on Douma.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • State Retirement Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much higher the basic state pension is in 2018–19 than it was in 2010–11, following the increase announced in April by the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

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