Written answers

Monday, 30 April 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Road Traffic Offences: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will hold discussions with the Secretary of State for Justice on introducing tighter measures for companies that employ drivers so that such...

    • Taxis: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that taxis and private hire vehicles are accessible to people with disabilities.

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Red Ensign Group conference 2018 is planned to take place; whether officials of his Department plan to attend that conference; and what the...

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department plans to take to reduce delays at the Dartford Crossing.

      Shipping: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many basic Standards in Training, Certification and Watchkeeping qualifications were issued by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to seafarers in...

      Shipping: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many seafarer (a) Ratings and (b) Officers obtained Standards in Training, Certification and Watchkeeping qualifications from the Maritime and...

      Shipping: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many seafarer (a) Ratings and (b) Officers have renewed their Standards in Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) qualifications since 1...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether a workable solution to the problem identified in the HS2 rolling stock tender presentation documents of excessive noise from the upper parts...

      Community Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on support for community transport services.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on Government support for local...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Great Haywood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will ensure that HS2 Ltd release its plans for the Great Haywood Viaduct in advance of the relevant Select Committee sessions later in 2018.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Water Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many meetings have taken place between private water companies and (a) Ministers and (b) officials of his...

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many of his Department's invitations to tender have received no bidders in the last two years.

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which areas of Government policy are subject to the one-in-two-out rule for new regulations.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Middle East: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of using faith-based leaders as facilitators to promote peace and...

    • Abdulhadi al-Khawaja

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to the Bahraini Government on the release of Abdulhadi al-Khawaja.

      Bahrain: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what criteria his Department will use to assess whether the Bahrain elections in autumn are (a) free and (b) fair.

      Bahrain: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports his Department has received on prison conditions in Bahrain and the withdrawal of prisoners' visiting...

      Bahrain: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Saudi Government on Saudi influence in Bahrain.

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his (a) Israeli and (b) Palestinian counterparts on the Middle East peace process.

      Caribbean: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he intends to meet with representatives of the Caribbean to discuss concerns on the immigration status of people of...

      Human Rights: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to support human rights groups working on business and human rights.

      Andy Hall

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what representations he made to his counterpart in the Thai Government on the imposition of a 10 million Baht fine on Andy Hall for damages...

      North Korea: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the criteria are for the Government deciding to review the sanctions which the UK imposes on North Korea.

      Andy Hall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to his Thai counterpart on the recent ruling that UK human rights activist, Andy Hall, must...

      Kashmir: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help tackle alleged human rights abuses in Indian-occupied Kashmir.

      Kashmir: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that Commonwealth citizens in disputed Kashmir territories have their human...

      China: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) representations he received from and (b) discussions he held with the Chinese authorities on that country's white...

      Madagascar: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential implications of electoral laws adopted by the Parliament of Madagascar in April...

      Korea: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in other NATO members states on the inter-Korean summit.

      Egypt: Torture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Human Rights Watch report on torture in Egypt published in September 2017, whether he plans to make...

      Colombia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his counterpart in Colombia to support the Special Jurisdiction for Peace in test cases such...

      Korea: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether there are plans to hold a follow-up event after the December 2017 Vancouver Conference of Foreign Ministers on the...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many and what proportion of his Department's staff have had days off sick because of mental illness or stress in each of...

      Seas and Oceans: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking with his international counterparts to secure a global agreement on protecting at least 30 per cent of...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many full-time equivalent permanent staff in his Department he been assigned to (a) preparations and (b) negotiations on a...

      Seas and Oceans: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to prepare for formal negotiations on a new UN oceans treaty; and how many officials at his...

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Recruitment

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

    • Attorney General: Living Wage

      To ask the Attorney General, 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 than the...

      Attorney General: Travellers

      To ask the Attorney General, 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 pursuant to...

      Attorney General: Travellers

      To ask the Attorney General, 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 progress...

      Attorney General: EU Law

      To ask the Attorney General, 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 EU legislation...

      Police: Acquittals

      To ask the Attorney General, how many police officers have been charged by the CPS and then acquitted after a trial in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to improve the availability of support that is offered for the friends and families of suicide victims.

    • Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an recent assessment of the link between adverse childhood experiences and (a) risky health behaviours,...

      NHS Foundation Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what restrictions apply to the sale of shares in any wholly owned company limited by shares which have been set up by a NHS Foundation Trust.

      Mental Illness: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made on the effect of (a) poverty and (b) material deprivation on child and adolescent mental ill health.

      Cerebral Palsy: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make available on the NHS, Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy procedures to reduce spasticity in lower limbs; and if he will make a...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of people who have received counselling or other treatment for an addiction to...

      GP at Hand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients are registered with the GP at Hand service.

      Primary Health Care: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking in response to the Care Quality Commission report, The state of care in independent online primary...

      Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to monitor the performance of clinical commissioning groups by incorporating patient experience and...

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to include a public consultation in his Department's review of the Decision Support Tool for NHS Continuing Health Care,...

      Spinal Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 23 April 2018 to Question 136434 on spinal injuries, what steps his Department is taking to submit the fully...

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of external agencies running care packages for those receiving NHS Continuing Health Care on a)...

      Liothyronine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) affordability and (b) NHS procurement options for Liothyronine T3.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of his Department's staff have had days off sick because of mental illness or stress in each of the last...

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) women and (b) children were eligible to receive Healthy Start vouchers in each year since 2012-13.

      Healthy Start Scheme: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding his Department allocated to Healthy Start welfare foods payments in each year since 2012-13.

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to (a) raise awareness and (b) increase the take-up of the Healthy Start scheme.

      Roads: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of potholes throughout the NHS estate in each year since 2010.

      Hereditary Diseases

      to ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what lessons have been learned from the 100,000 Genome Project which will help when deciding what genetic diseases should be screened for...

  • Department for International Development

    • Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister of State, Department for International Development of 18 April 2018, Official...

  • Department for Education

    • Careers and Enterprise Company: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the careers strategy, what additional funding he plans to allocate to the Careers and Enterprise Company to facilitate that...

    • Department for Education: Social Mobility Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many times he has met the Social Mobility Commission​ since his appointment.

      Social Mobility Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether any work is being undertaken by the Social Mobility Commission in the absence of a chair or commissioners.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the rate of acceptance onto teacher training courses was in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) the UK in (i) 2016-17 and (ii) 2017-18.

      Educational Psychology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many educational psychologists were employed in the (a) public sector and (b) private sector in each year for which data is available.

      Foster Care: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to publish the Government’s response to the reports on foster care in England from the (a) Education Committee and (b) Independent...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2018 to Question 130831 on Pre-school Education: Finance, how many local authorities allocated a quality supplement...

      Child Minding: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of childminders who left the profession in the last year were rated (a) outstanding (b) good, (c) requires improvement and (d)...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of non-domestic providers of childcare rated as requires improvement by Ofsted and subequently re-inspected within 12 months are still...

      Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the the Academies Financial Handbook, how many contentious connected party transactions were referred to the Education and Skills...

      Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many related party transactions by multi-academy trusts there have been in each year since 2010.

      Leasowe Primary School: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much core revenue funding Leasowe Primary School in Wallasey constituency received in (a) 2016-17 and (b) 2017-18; and how much funding that...

      Schools: Wallasey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Wallasey constituency that will receive a reduction in (i) cash...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average waiting time was for a benefit appeal tribunal hearing for benefit claimants from Kettering constituency in the last twelve months for...

    • Magistrates' Courts: Bedford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when Bedford Magistrate’s Court was closed; and to where the services of that court were relocated.

      Magistrates' Courts: Bedford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases were heard at Bedford Magistrate’s Court in each year from 2009 to 2017.

      Courts: Bedford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the utilisation statistics for all court rooms at (a) Shire Hall in Bedford and (b) Bedford County Court and Family Court for (i)...

      Employment Tribunals Service: Bedford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many employment tribunal hearings have been listed at Shire Hall in (a) 2015–16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017 to date.

      Courts: Bedford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans his Department has for the future of court services in Bedford when the lease expires on the building that hosts Luton County and Family...

      Cohabitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to enable cohabiting couples to share financial and property rights.

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of immigration appeals were overturned at tribunal in each of the last six months.

  • Treasury

    • Environment Protection: Public Bodies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the quantum of additional funding to be provided to...

    • Annuities: Low Incomes

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the oral contribution of the Economic Secretary to the Treasury of 19 October 2016 sale of annuities Official Report, column 812, what the...

      Treasury: Sick Leave

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of his Department's staff have had days off sick because of mental illness or stress in each of the last three years; and how...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Sleeping Rough: Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will expand the clearing house scheme of housing for people with a history of rough sleeping.

    • Private Rented Housing: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has (a) commissioned and (b) completed an (i) external and (ii) internal analysis of the effect of the...

      Planning Obligations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the value was of planning obligations agreed to in each year since 2010-11; and what proportion of that value was...

      Affordable Housing: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to make housing more affordable for young people.

      Social Rented Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his department is taking to build new social housing.

      Social Rented Housing: Consultation Papers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the answer of 5 February 2018 to Question 125886, when he plans to publish the social housing green paper.

      Antisemitism

      What steps his Department is taking to tackle antisemitism.

      Housing: Construction

      What steps his Department is taking to reduce the time taken to build new homes.

      Leasehold: Unfair Practices

      What steps his Department is taking to tackle unfair practices in the leasehold system.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many properties in Service Family Accommodation are graded (a) A, (b) B, (c) C, (d) D, (e) E and (f) F.

    • Tornado Aircraft: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of Exhibit 606 as listed in Part 2 of the Service Inquiry report into the accident involving Tornado GR4 ZD743...

      Ministry of Defence: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's policy is on the (a) employment and (b) involvement in any Ministry of Defence contracts of (i) spouses of Members of Parliament,...

      Armed Forces: Defence Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to trial dismounted position and navigation sensors for the armed forces.

      Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Prime Minister of 28 March 2018 that his Department will have access to £600 million for the Dreadnought...

      Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Q97 of the oral evidence given by Stephen Lovegrove to the Public Accounts Committee on 14 March 2018, HC 880, what assessment his...

      Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 17 of the Quinquennial Review of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme ‘One Year On’ Report, published on 9 April...

      Russia: Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on (a) how many occasions and (b) which dates UK warships escorted Russian ships out of English territorial waters into international waters during 2017.

      Submarine Delivery Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the implications are for the work of the Single Source Regulations Office on the procurement of the establishment of the Submarine Delivery Agency.

      Islamic State: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether Raytheon Sentinel R1 radar surveillance aircraft are currently deployed in support of Operation Shader.

      Sentinel Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department plans to take to maintain capabilities currently provided by RAF Sentinel R1 aircraft after 2021.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what processes her Department uses to notify people of their state pension entitlement.

    • State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have not received notification of state pension entitlement within two months of retirement in each of the last three years.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department provides compensation to people who do not receiver notification of state pension entitlement within two months of...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have retired in advance of receipt of notification of their state pension entitlement in each of the last three years.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are in receipt of carer's allowance.

      Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit: Pneumoconiosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of people who have had their claim to industrial injuries disablement benefit disallowed...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2018 to Question 123902, how many claims for universal credit were paid an advance of of (a) less than...

      Universal Credit: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2018 to Question 124171, what proportion of new claims for universal credit under full service overall...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department's policy is on disability access to buildings that it (a) owns or (b) manages.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many of her Department's buildings fail to comply with its policies on disability access; and where those buildings are located.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department's policy is on disability access to buildings owned or managed by her Department's contractors.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many buildings managed by contractors of her Department fail to comply with her Department's disabled access policy; and where those...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department's policy is on ensuring that people accessing buildings managed by (a) her Department and (b) her Department's contractors...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of the buildings managed by (a) her Department and (b) her Department's contractors do not have access to parking...

      Universal Credit: Haringey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what exact roll-out date for universal credit is planned for the London Borough of Haringey.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to publish a breadcrumb trail of the universal credit application form to enable claimants to see all of the questions ahead...

      Universal Credit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of young people who applied for universal credit upon turning 20 and whose parents receive a...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Cultural Heritage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to include provisions on heritage and the historic environment in the forthcoming agriculture Bill; and...

    • Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with drinks manufacturers on replacing plastic straws with paper straws.

      Fly Tipping: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many waste businesses or sole traders have been prosecuted for illegal waste tipping offences in (a) Coventry and (b)...

      Diesel Vehicles: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of diesel engines on air quality in (a) Wallasey constituency,...

  • Home Office

    • Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her article in The Daily Telegraph of 7 April 2018, we are determined to tackle violent crime, and there are enough...

    • Police Custody: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on the number of children living in the London Borough of Lewisham who spent time in a police station...

      Drugs: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of people susceptible to drug (a) use, (b) selling and (c) running as a result of (i) homelessness,...

      Domestic Appliances: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions her Department has had with the National Fire Chiefs Council on reducing fires in the home with an electrical source...

      Domestic Appliances: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions her Department has had with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial strategy on reducing the number of...

      Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) reports, and (b) investigations of alleged illegal fox hunting there have been in each year since 2010 in (i) the West...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to ensure police forces have identified a single point of contact on modern slavery and exploitation at...

      Criminal Records: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the case of R (QSA and others) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and Secretary of State for Justice [2018] EWHC...

      Human Trafficking: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much compensation has been received by victims of trafficking identified by the Gangmasters' Licensing Authority in each year since 2014.

      Human Trafficking: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which agency is leading Operation Aidant; and between which agencies have partnership agreements been established.

      Salvation Army: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether regular safeguarding inspections of sub-contractors are carried out by the Salvation Army in its capacity as the Government’s...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action she is taking to ensure adequate access to housing for the Windrush generation.

      Harvey Weinstein

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with representatives of the Metropolitan Police on investigations into the allegations made against...

      Immigration: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of whether her Department has carried out immigration status checks on a disproportionate number of BAME...

      Passports: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has produced an impact assessment of the decision on the new contract to produce UK passports.

      India: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will respond to EDM 876 on visitor visas for people from India.

      Sexual Offences: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of (a) sexual assault and (b) rape were reported in (i) Coventry and (ii) the West Midlands in each year since 2015.

      Immigrants: Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of bank accounts incorrectly closed as a result of the hostile environment immigration policy...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of driving licences incorrectly revoked as a result of the hostile environment immigration policy...

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2018 to Question 127773, whether her Department is taking steps to assess how immigration detention...

      Visas: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2018 to Question 129293, what plans her Department has to record visa application income by category.

      UK Border Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2018 to Question 128806, which (a) police and (b) other law enforcement bodies have given advice to...

      Undocumented Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1 March 2018 to Question 129585, whether anyone has been found not to have the right to work in the UK by her...

      Doctors: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1 March 2018 to Question 129582, on Doctors: Migrant Workers, if she will publish a consultation on doctors from...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to paragraphs 5.3 and 5.5 on page 5 of her Department's publication entitled The Home Office response to the Independent...

      Immigrants: Caribbean

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Windrush helpline is staffed by people who are directly employed by her Department.

      Immigrants: Caribbean

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which Minister in her Department is responsible for the Windrush helpline and taskforce.

      Social Media: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent meetings he has had with social media companies to discuss the (a) prevalence, (b) removal and (c) prevention of hate speech and...

      Shops: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to reduce the number of attacks on shop workers; and if she will make a statement.

      Shops: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has plans to (a) participate and (b) organise events for Respect for Shopworkers' Week.

      Crimes of Violence: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support his Department provides to local authority schemes to reduce levels of violent crime.

      Police Community Support Officers: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many PCSO’s were made redundant since 2010 in (a) the West Midlands, (b) Coventry and (c) England.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2018 to Question 135341, what her definition of in due course is in relation to when she plans to respond...

      Deportation: Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been deported from the UK to Somalia in each of the last five years.

      Immigration: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is her policy to withhold a decision on applications for further leave to remain in cases where the applicant is facing criminal...

      Registration of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, what the timetable is bring forward the regulations to amend the list of informants for...

      Asylum: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers studying at (a) university and (b) school have been prevented from continuing with their studies because they have...

      Safer Neighbourhood Teams: Wirral

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Safer Neighbourhood teams were operational in Wirral on 1 January 2010.

      Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals for the regulation of the use of automated...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will introduce proposals in line with the recommendation of the Interim Report of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse,...

      Alfie Dingley

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer on 24 April 2018 to Question 136628 on Alfie Dingley, when a decision will be reached on the application for a...

      Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for the guidance on Police Information Notices in the Authorised Professional Practice guidance on harassment and...

      Home Office: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to reduce its use of single-use plastics.

      Crimes of Violence: Acids

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of trends in the level of corrosive substance attacks in each of the last six months.

      Crimes of Violence: Acids

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff in her Department have been assigned to workstreams involving the (a) monitoring and (b) analysis of the use of corrosive...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will outline the recruitment process for the new Director General of the Propriety and Ethics Team announced on the 19 April 2018, including how...

    • Average Earnings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average full-time salary was in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales, and (d) Northern Ireland in 2017.

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the Electoral Commission on (a) additional funding and (b) additional powers required by the...

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people who do not have photo identification in the local authority areas which are piloting...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many of her Department's invitations to tender have received no bidders in the last two years.

    • Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to increase the student loan repayment threshold for students who have taken out loans in...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to make an announcement on the reduced stake for fixed odds betting terminals.

    • Music: Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to include protection of music intellectual property rights within a future Digital Charter.

      Social Media: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which online media platforms operate in the UK for which children make up over 25 per cent of the audience.

      Social Media: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which online media platforms operating in the UK are designated as children’s media.

      Information Commissioner: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps to ensure that the Information Commissioner's office has sufficient resources to enable it to enforce...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the gambling companies which have contributed less than 0.1 per cent of gross gambling yield to fund research,...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 24 April 2018 to Question 136014, on Youth Social Action Review, on what date the Minister of Sport...

      Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of formal volunteering in each year since 2010.

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 in supporting civil society...

      Charities: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support his Department provides to charities seeking permission to close.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Palace of Westminster: Mobile Phones

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what steps the Commission is taking to improve cellular phone reception in the Palace of...

  • Department for Transport

    • Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support councils to repair road damage caused by the increased use of roads by heavy goods vehicles.

    • Driverless Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 3 April (HL6592), how many collisions have been reported in the UK to date involving vehicles driven either...

      Driverless Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 3 April (HL6594), whether (1) the Tesla Model X, and (2) the Tesla Model S, have received EU or UK approval...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what discussions they have had, and (2) what conclusions have been reached, with the EU regarding the reciprocal recognition of driving licences post-Brexit.

      Railway Stations: Access

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what decisions Network Rail have made about the access improvements that will be completed during Control Period 6 under the Access for All scheme including (1)...

      Vehicle Certification Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with companies and organisations representing the automotive sector about the role of the Vehicle Certification Agency.

      Vehicle Certification Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what they expect to be the role, domestically and internationally, of the Vehicle Certification Agency (1) after Brexit, and (2) during a transitional period.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's data is hosted (1) in the UK, and (2) overseas.

    • Artificial Intelligence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what level of investment they will make in the next five years to support their Industrial Strategy Grand Challenge of Growing the AI & Data-Driven Economy;...

      Artificial Intelligence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government by what metrics they will determine whether the UK has become “the go-to destination for AI innovation and investment”, as set out in their...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Nigeria: Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential for further Islamist violence in Nigeria following reports of unprovoked attacks on Christian communities in the...

    • Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the consequences that should follow, through the United Nations, in relation to Turkey's reported violation of UNSCR 2401 on 24 February.

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any evidence that Turkey is settling Syrian Islamist allied militias and their families within Afrin Canton; and if so, what action they will take.

      Lezgin Botan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the 18-year prison sentence imposed on the Turkish opposition MP Mr Lezgin Botan; and what response, if any, they intend to make.

      Iraq: Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Iraq about reports by the Associated Press that 19,000 people accused of links to ISIS are being...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take in regard to reports of the possible use of chemical weapons by Israeli forces against protestors.

      Ameer As'ad

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel regarding the prison conditions experienced by wheelchair user Ameer As’ad who is...

      Syria: Chemical Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to ensuring that the United Nations Security Council completes President Putin's 2013 initiative to rid Syria of chemical weapons.

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to all non-lethal alternatives to military action in Syria.

      Syria: Chemical Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to work with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and other partners to ensure that Syria is free of chemical weapons.

      Syria: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they are giving to the establishment of a Regional Tribunal to bring to trial those responsible for genocide, war crimes or crimes against...

      Syria: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what judicial mechanisms they are putting in place with international parties to bring to justice those responsible for the use of chemical weapons, summary...

      Iraq: Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the testimony of Rita Habib, a Christian Iraqi woman, published in The Times on 16 April, who was held for three years as a slave...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they did not seek a mandate from the UN Security Council before taking military action against Syria in response to the chemical attack on Douma.

      Sierra Leone: Criminal Proceedings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether UK funding is being used, or has been used, to support special criminal sessions in the High Courts of Sierra Leone; if so, what assessment they have made...

      Commonwealth: Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether relations with the Commonwealth are an element of the Global Britain initiative; and if so, how significant an element.

      Commonwealth: Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of whether the geographical distance between the UK and the nations of the Commonwealth will have an impact on their intention to...

      Commonwealth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the issue of the future Head of the Commonwealth; and what considerations underpin their position on this.

      Syria: White Helmets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding if any they provide to the White Helmets in Syria.

      Syria: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the status of the UK's diplomatic relations with the government of Syria; and whether they have any plans to change those relations.

      Syria: War Crimes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are compiling a list of persons allegedly responsible for war crimes in Syria; and if so, whether and when those names will be submitted to the...

      Middle East: Genocide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the view expressed by the then Prime Minister in 2016, speaking about events in Syria and northern Iraq, that “there is a very strong case...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are taking action (1) bilaterally, and (2) multilaterally, to seek to ensure that Joseph Kabila does not stand as a candidate in the next presidential...

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in securing the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe following the Foreign Secretary's visit to Iran in December 2017.

      China: Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the UK–China 9th Economic and Financial Dialogue in December 2017, what cooperation with the government of China on the Belt and Road Initiative...

      Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total cost to the UK in hosting the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • NHS: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the amount of money, if any, that NHS England would have saved in 2017–18 if all pharmaceutical specials dispensed in...

    • NHS: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to adopt the Scottish Government's framework for the procurement of specials for community pharmacies in England.

      HIV Infection: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to meet the needs of women with HIV as identified in the report Women and HIV: Invisible no longer published in April by the Sofia...

      Community Hospitals: Rural Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what role they envisage for community hospitals in rural areas providing 'step-up step-down' and rehabilitation facilities.

      Community Hospitals: Sales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the proceeds from the sale of a community hospital by NHS Property Services is put towards the provision of health care in that local community.

      Suicide: Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the suicide rate among students compared with the general population of the same age; and what measures they propose to...

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to remove barriers preventing young people from receiving essential mental health support, following the findings set out in the survey...

      Baby Care Units: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 14 March (HL5971) showing a “clear overall upward trend” in the number and rate of hospital...

  • Attorney General

    • Crimes against Humanity: Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many times the Crown Prosecution Service has used (1) the International Criminal Court Act 2001, and (2) the Coroner’s and Justice Act 2009, on the basis...

    • Genocide: Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many times the Crown Prosecution Service has charged individuals with the crime of genocide; and how many convictions were ultimately secured.

      Genocide: Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in cases blocked by the UK Courts’ extradition of alleged genocidaires to the countries requesting their extradition in order to prosecute them there,...

  • Department for International Development

    • Democratic Republic of Congo: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the report by the International Crisis Group, Electoral Poker in DR Congo, published on 4 April, in respect of the humanitarian situation...

  • Department for Education

    • Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which groups and individuals they are asking for expert advice for their review of the second assessment for the identification of disabled students wishing to...

    • Music: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made since April 2016 of the effect of changes to funding of local music services on community music ensembles, particularly youth music...

      Music: Primary Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what reports or assessments they have made or received on the quality and quantity of music education provided by schools at primary level, including how this has...

      Music: GCSE

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children have taken music subjects at GCSE level for each year since the introduction of the English Baccalaureate.

      Music: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimates they have made of the additional investment needed to enable all young people to access high-quality music education, to learn a musical instrument...

      Music: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what reports or assessments they have received from Ofsted about whether schools are implementing a broad and balanced curriculum that includes music; and any...

      Foster Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to raise the awareness of children in foster care of their right to advocacy services.

      Foster Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the merits of peer-to-peer support groups in improving foster care retention.

      Pre-school Education: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications for early years education of the findings by TeachFirst that one in three children are not "school ready" when...

      Academies: School Meals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of exempt academies have not voluntarily signed up to the School Food Standards.

      Students: Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, given that the Student Loans Company (SLC) has accepted responsibility for overpayments to healthcare students and that the SLC told students that they...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether £600 million has been spent on MBA style executive programmes from the apprenticeship levy fund; what assessment they have made of whether this such...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps, if any, they are taking to address concerns that a lack of flexibility on the part of the apprenticeship levy regarding how companies are to spend...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Misconduct

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to reduce the number of days added to the sentences of prisoners for misconduct.

    • Prison Officers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prison officers were in post on (1) 1 January 2011, and (2) 31 December 2016.

      Slavery: Convictions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many appeals have been brought against convictions under section 1 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

      Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the number of the prison population aged 50 and over, broken down by (1) type of custody, (2) sex, and (3) whether they are repeat offenders or first time...

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they expect to be in a position to release, on licence or otherwise, more prisoners serving indeterminate sentences following the introduction of tags...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Prices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, whether the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, using data from the Office for National Statistics, has identified a link between...

    • Grenfell Tower: Fire Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who undertook the British Standard 476 fire test for a 30 minute fire door on the Manse Masterdor fire doors installed in Grenfell Tower.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, with regard to the death of a British soldier in Syria on 29 March, whether they have received advice concerning the legal basis for the presence of British...

    • Ministry of Defence: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of the Ministry of Defence's data is hosted (1) in the UK, and (2) overseas.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the report in the Farmers Guardian that up to a quarter of UK farms could go bankrupt after the UK leaves the EU; and what...

    • Dairy Farming

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to assist dairy farmers to stay in business.

      Ivory: Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what further steps they intend to take to eradicate the market in ivory to protect the world’s population of elephants.

      Rhinoceros Products: Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what further steps they intend to take to eradicate the market in rhino horn products to protect the world’s population of rhinoceroses.

      Plastics: Recycling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received from industry groups and local authorities regarding proposals to increase plastic recycling.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' data is hosted (1) in the UK, and (2) overseas.

      Pet Travel Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the EU on pet passports in the context of Brexit; and, following those discussions, what advice they will provide to pet owners...

      Fisheries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 11 April (HL6658), whether the White Paper will include (1) proposals to provide financial...

  • Home Office

    • Slavery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 28 March (HL6484), whether first responders other than the police who make a referral to...

    • Slavery: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to tackle modern slavery involving children; and what financial support they are giving to local authorities, in the context...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultations they held with local authorities, prior to the announcement of the Serious Violence Strategy, to ascertain the extent of, and any...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Public Consultation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many public consultations they have initiated since May 2015; how many have resulted in a published report or conclusion; how many of those were produced...

    • Government Departments: Billing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of Government contractors were paid on time in the last year for which figures are available.

      Emergencies: Telecommunications Systems

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to upgrade the High Integrity Telecommunications System.

      Emergencies: Telecommunications Systems

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many sites in the UK are connected to the High Integrity Telecommunications System.

      Emergencies: Telecommunications Systems

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in (1) replacing the High Integrity Telecommunications System mobile terminals that were withdrawn from service in 2013, and (2)...

      Cabinet Office: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of Cabinet Office data is hosted (1) in the UK, and (2) overseas.

      Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, and if so when, they propose to consult on proposals to legislate for UK common frameworks to (1) enable the functioning of the UK internal market, (2)...

      Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many bills they intend to bring forward to legislate for UK common frameworks; what subjects those bills will cover; and whether they plan to publish those...

      Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the planned legislation on UK common frameworks will require the consents of each of the devolved legislatures.

      Cost of Living

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the percentage cost-of-living increases nationally during each of the last five years; and what was the annual percentage increase in rates in...

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their plans to allow local council candidates to avoid their home addresses being disclosed on official notices and ballot papers will be optional; and...

      Suicide: Males

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many men under the age of 45 died as a result of suicide in each of the last ten years for which figures are available.

  • Treasury

    • Duchy of Cornwall: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Duchy of Cornwall is subject to rules relating to Value Added Tax (VAT) on the same basis as other bodies; if so, whether the Duchy is registered for...

    • Financial Services: Overseas Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 29 March (HL6581), whether the US Department of the Treasury has indicated in recent meetings with Her Majesty's...

      Enterprise Management Incentives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to apply for an extension of the EU State Aid Exemption for the Enterprise Management Incentives scheme which expired on 6 April.

      Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 19 March (HL6520), why they have not estimated the number of tax residency self-certification forms that...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Housing: Broadband

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with housing developers about ensuring high speed broadband connectivity to new housing developments, in particular rural housing...

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