Written answers

Thursday, 3 May 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to nationalise the East Coast mainline.

    • Department for Transport: Diaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many page views there were of his Department's Ministerial diaries in each of the last 12 months.

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department has issued to (a) local authorities and (b) police authorities on setting their own road safety targets since the removal...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of current incentives to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support is available for local authorities to develop electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

      Department for Transport: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what apps his Department has approved for use on mobile phones issued by his Department.

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, further to oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport of 24 April 2018, Official Report, column 356WH, what...

      Department for Transport: Plastics

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

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what specific provisions within the Forecast Revenue Mechanism which his Department introduced into rail franchises are planned to protect those...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the most recent Long Term Passenger Rolling Stock Strategy, what his plans are for the 4,000 vehicles which are due to be replaced...

      Roads: Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of making Highways England responsible for the removal of litter from (a) the A34 in Oxfordshire...

      Ports: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to support logistics and transportation infrastructure around fish landing ports as part of the Seafood 2040 Strategy.

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the automotive industry on the development of the road to zero strategy.

      Community Transport: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the effect on community transport services in each parliamentary constituency of the proposals in the Consultation on...

      A1 (M): Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has plans to widen the A1M between Stevenage and Welwyn.

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing legislative proposals to issue fines for motorists who park cars on pavements.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Weight Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons Mobile Batching Concrete Plants are not entitled to operate outside of standard legal gross vehicle weight limits.

      Buses: Tyres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of existing legislation in ensuring coaches are fitted with tyres and wheels that are safe and do...

      Motorways: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans to review the compensation arrangements for motorists who received speeding fines while driving on motorways with variable speed...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the value of exports by the UK offshore wind industry in the next five years; and if he...

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what apps his Department has approved for use on mobile phones issued by his Department.

      Low Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to tackle low pay.

      EU Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether it is the Government’s policy to seek to stay within the European Emissions Trading Scheme after the...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department has taken to reduce its use of single-use plastics .

      Scottish Limited Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many Scottish limited partnerships are qualifying under the terms of the Scottish Partnerships (Register of People...

      Apprentices: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to bring apprenticeship wages into line with national minimum wage rates for their age group.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Afghanistan: Crimes Against Humanity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on her preliminary...

    • Afghanistan: Crimes Against Humanity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterpart in Afghanistan urging the Government of that country to co-operate fully...

      Madagascar: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterpart in Madagascar on the police response to protests held by opposition...

      Madagascar: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to help promote dialogue between the Government of Madagascar and members of the opposition...

      Madagascar: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states on a potential...

      Madagascar: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his counterpart in Madagascar urging the Government of that country to lift its ban on...

      Madagascar: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his counterpart in Madagascar urging the Government of that country to lift its embargo on...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the average time taken was to fill vacancies for (a) Administrative Assistant/Administrative Officer, (b) Executive...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what apps his Department has approved for use of mobile phones issued by his Department.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on adherence to international humanitarian law when responding...

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs,what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policy of the decision by the German Government in 2017 to...

      Occupied Territories: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government of Israel has given undertakings to the UK Government on limits on the use in the Occupied Palestinian...

      Israel: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he is investigating the use by the Israeli Government of armoured vehicles, assault rifles, small arms ammunition,...

      Israel: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of whether any arms or arms components exported from the UK to Israel have been used against...

      Israel: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure his Department can track the use of arms and arms components exported from the UK to Israel.

      Gaza: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 27 April 2018 to Question 137403, on Gaza: Visits abroad, what plans he has to further investigate...

      Syria: White Helmets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much financial assistance was provided by the Government to the organisation Syria Civil Defence in the last five years.

      Rome: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to Italian authorities on safety plans for travelling supporters for the Roma v...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Discrimination and Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to reduce the number of incidents of (a) discrimination and (b) harassment within his Department.

      British Overseas Territories: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the oral contribution by the further to the remarks of the Minister for Europe and the Americas on 20 February...

      World War II: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 27 March 2018 to Question 133905, on World War II: Compensation, what information his Department...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what the average time taken has been to date to fill vacancies for (a) Administrative Assistant/Administrative Officer, (b) Executive...

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Diaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many page views there were of his Department's Ministerial diaries in each of the last 12 months.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what apps his Department has approved for use of mobile phones issued by his Department.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps his Department has taken to reduce its use of single-use plastics .

      Galileo System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the future of the UK's...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 27 April 2018 to Question 137188 on Marine Protected Areas, whether the derogation under the UK's Treaty of...

      Common Travel Area

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had during negotiations on the UK leaving the EU on the UK maintaining the Common Travel Area with the...

      Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on negotiations on farming policy for...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what progress has been made during negotiations on agreeing new arrangements for the rights of non-UK EU citizens after the UK leaves...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Paramedical Staff: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2018 to Question 135158, if he will classify paramedic science as an exception course to allow those...

    • Motor Neurone Disease: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made on the development of treatments for motor neurone disease.

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of people who have a gambling addiction.

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of NHS Foundation Trust hospital car parks in England use pay on exit facilities.

      Primary Health Care: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the General Data Protection Regulation on (a) pharmacists, (b) dentists, (c)...

      Muscular Dystrophy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the suitability of the Single Technology Appraisal process for new treatments for patients with Duchenne...

      Rare Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing flexibility within NICE's Single Technology Appraisal process for...

      Pregnancy: Sodium Valproate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what representations his Department and its agencies have received on the resources necessary to improve patient safety and engage with...

      Diabetes: Asians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the prevalence of (a) type 1 and (b) type 2 diabetes is amongst people of South Asian origin, in (i) each parliamentary...

      Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for the introduction of an outcomes-based payment approach for (a) manufacturers and (b) providers of (i) medical...

      NHS: Working Conditions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on staff of different working conditions between staff directly employed by the NHS...

      Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will implement a national policy for the training and use of chaperones in the treatment of children in healthcare services in...

      Heart Diseases: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ensure that NICE clarifies its guidance on the entitlement of patients of varying risk to Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation.

      Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that improving patient access to innovative new medicines is included in the terms of...

      Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for the start of negotiations on the pharmaceutical price regulation scheme.

      Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been diagnosed with foetal alcohol syndrome in each of the last seven years.

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support is available to social care providers to implement the change in guidance on the national minimum wage and national living...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 31 January to Question 124439 on In Vitro Fertilisation, what assessment he has made of the potential merits on...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March to Question 132947 on Obesity: Children, what criteria his Department uses to monitor progress on the...

      NHS: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Government's hostile environment immigration policy on NHS recruitment.

      Seafood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to promote the health benefits of eating more fish and incorporating the principles of the Seafood 2040 Strategy into...

      Sexually Transmitted Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many cases of neonatal herpes there has been in the last three years; and how many of those cases resulted in a death.

      Sexually Transmitted Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of designating neonatal herpes as a notifiable disease.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the amount of sick leave taken by staff in his Department due to mental health causes in the...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to The Government’s revised mandate to NHS England for 2017-18, what steps he is taking to support NHS England to...

      Dementia: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people under the age of 18 have a diagnosis of dementia in (a) England and (b) the North East.

      Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure equality of access and provision of NHS care for patients with learning disabilities.

      Mental Capacity Act 2005

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all NHS staff are aware of and can correctly apply the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

      Postnatal Depression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the effectiveness of general practitioners in (a) identifying and (b) treating perinatal mental...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle severe obesity in children.

      Lyme Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department is doing to support further research into the prevention of Lyme disease.

      European Food Safety Authority: Membership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government plans to negotiate associate membership of the European Food Safety Authority for when the UK leaves the EU.

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what apps her Department has approved for use of mobile phones issued by her Department.

    • Department for International Development: Plastics

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

      Developing Countries: Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to tackle tuberculosis overseas.

      Developing Countries: Drug Resistance and Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether any representatives from her Department plan to attend the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis and...

      Nigeria: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the security situation in Nigeria after reports of the killing of two Catholic priests and 15...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) total UK aid and (b) the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund committed to (i)...

      Syria: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking with (a) the UN (b) the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and (c) other international...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to help protect civilians caught up in the Syrian conflict since the UK air strikes of 14 April in...

      Developing Countries: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what (a) the remit and (b) the priorities of the innovation hub will be; what countries will it focus on; how much funding has been...

  • Department for Education

    • Department for Education: Procurement

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

    • Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to encourage people to pursue technical education.

      Social Mobility Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether there is currently an interim chair of the Social Mobility Commission.

      Social Mobility: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to improve social mobility in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside and (c) the North East.

      Plymouth Studio School: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the cost to the public purse was of capital allocations for the Plymouth Studio School.

      Department for Education: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what apps his Department has approved for use of mobile phones issued by his Department.

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will bring forward proposals to establish (a) levels of public expenditure and (b) measures to assess the effectiveness of that expenditure on...

      Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 23 April 2018 to Question 135391, how many non-medical help providers have had (a) no payments, (b) fewer than five payments...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2018 to Question 135397 and with reference to the report, Local area SEND inspections: one year on, published on 18...

      Children: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the recommendation of the Independent Inquiry Child Sexual Abuse Interim Report,...

      Adoption: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to evaluate the performance of the Regional Adoption Agencies.

      Pupils: Dyspraxia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the current pathways for the identification of children at risk of dyspraxia in schools are.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many academy schools are awaiting re-brokering as of 26 April 2018.

      Department for Education: Plastics

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

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) UK citizens and (b) Commonwealth citizens that are descendants of those who arrived in the UK under Windrush arrangements have been...

      Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has a dedicated unit for the (a) monitoring and analysis, (b) evaluation and (c) the creation of social mobility policy.

      Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many staff his Department have been assigned to work on workstreams relating to the (a) monitoring and (b) analysis of each of his Department's...

      Studio Schools: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of the site acquisition and construction costs of (a) Hyndburn Studio School,...

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 31 January to Question 124432 on Foster Care, what steps his Department is taking to promote the take-up of the...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of applicants have not had their 30-hours free childcare code validated.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the 30-hours free childcare scheme on trends in the (a) availability of childcare services, (b)...

      Teachers Pensions: Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Teachers' Pensions contract with Capita, for how long that contract has been extended and what the cost of that extension was.

      Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions his Department has had with Mayoral Combined Authorities (MCA) on devolving adult education budgets; and what criteria will be...

      Apprentices: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to encourage more SMEs in (a) England and (b) Barnsley to take on apprentices.

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to improve the educational outcomes of vulnerable 16 and 17-year-olds.

      Children: Communication Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department’s press release, Multi-million fund to boost children's early language skills, published on 30 April 2018, how...

      Children: Communication Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department’s press release, Multi-million fund to boost children's early language skills, published on 30 April 2018,...

      Schools: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Education entitled How well do schools prepare children for their future, published in May...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the apprenticeship levy in increasing the (a) number and (b) quality of apprenticeships in England...

      Institute for Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2018 to Question 136052, on Institute for Apprenticeships, when he plans to provide the answer referred to.

      Sugar: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to allocate revenue raised from the sugar tax to services for severely obese children.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what apps his Department has approved for use on mobile phones issued by his Department.

    • HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the total real terms change in his Department's expenditure on HM Courts and Tribunals Services was between (a) 2017-18 to 2018-19 and (b) 2010-11...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what apps his Department has approved for use of mobile phones issued by his Department.

    • Israel: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether he has made changes to the conditions for the use of arms to arms components sold to Israel in the last two years.

      Legatum Institute

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 26 April 2018 to Question 137004 on Legatum Institute, between what the purpose was of the meetings between...

      UK Export Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many applications UK Export Finance has received from (a) Leonardo, (b) Agusta Westland and (c) Selex in each of the last five years.

      Legatum Institute

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2018 to Question 136006, on Legatum Institute, if he will list the meetings and discussions that...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March to Question 132182 on the return of £817 million to the Treasury, if he will...

    • Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of Housing First targets to (a) reduce rough sleeping and...

      System Building: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken to support local authorities address safety concerns in relation to large panel...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what apps his Department has approved for use on mobile phones issued by his Department.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether local authorities are required to consult with residents of a neighbouring authority when a planning...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken to reduce its use of single-use plastics ..

      Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the answer of 27 April 2018 to Question 137467, on Temporary Accommodation, how much of the £100...

      Fast Food: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will revise planning system guidance so that the clustering of fast food and junk food outlets near to school...

      Local Government: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions (a) he and (b) officials of his Department have had with (i) Stoke-on-Trent City Council, (ii)...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with the (a) the Secretary of State for Wales and (b) Welsh Government on the design and...

      Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the loss in value of Help to Buy equity loans owed to the Exchequer as a result of the...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Warships: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department is planning to systematically collect information from prime contractors to accumulate data on the spatial distribution of...

    • Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to commission research into the socio-economic effects of (a) the end of shipbuilding at BAE System’s Portsmouth yard and (b)...

      Ministry of Defence: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to meet all of its expected efficiency savings in the financial year 2018-19; and if he will make a statement.

      Aircraft Carriers: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate his Department has made the cost of the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers above their £6.2 billion approved budget; and how...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Bridgend dated 8 March on training fatalities in 2016 and Army Annual Fitness Tests.

      Defence Science and Technology Laboratory: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 26 April 2018 to Question 136870, on Defence Science and Technology Laboratory: Finance, what estimate he has made of the...

      Ministry of Defence: Job Satisfaction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent steps has he taken to improve the morale of staff within his Department.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Brain: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with acquired brain injuries claim (a) high-rate and (b) low-rate Personal Independence Payments and Employment and Support...

    • Brain: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with acquired brain injuries that claim universal credit also claim (a) limited capability for work and (b) limited capability...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the timetable is for the introduction of automatic (a) audio and (b) video recording of personal independence payment assessments.

      Social Security Benefits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the Scottish Government's decision to remove the time-limited definition...

      Social Security Benefits: Neuromuscular Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of (a) personal independence payment and (b) disability living allowance claimants with (i) Motor Neurone Disease and (ii)...

      Vacancies: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many responsible carers and lone parents in receipt of legacy benefits and universal credit have received a sanction for not applying for...

      Vacancies: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of whether there is a sufficient number of part-time vacancies on the Universal Jobmatch site suitable...

      Vacancies: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether responsible carers and lone parents in receipt of legacy benefits and universal credit are required to use the Universal Jobmatch site...

      Universal Credit: Mothers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of universal credit rules on a mother's ability to return to work.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the universal credit income taper and work allowances on gender equality in the...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to page 8 of the Child Maintenance Service's leaflet entitled Changes you need to tell us about: A guide for paying parents and...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the procedures her Department has in place to ensure that pension enquiries from...

      Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information her Department holds on the number of people receiving universal credit who have faced eviction proceedings as a result of...

      Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases there have been of (a) no payment, (b) underpayment and (c) late payment of the housing element of universal credit direct to...

      Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that the payment of the housing element of universal credit directly to landlords is made correctly.

      Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which social landlords have trusted partner status for the purpose of facilitating payment of the housing element of universal credit.

      Housing Benefit: Coventry South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much housing benefit was claimed in Coventry South constituency in each of the last five years.

      State Retirement Pensions: Coventry South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners in Coventry South constituency (a) receive the basic state pension, (b) receive pension credit and (c) are eligible for...

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants on the Youth Obligation offer since April 2017 have moved into employment lasting over six months.

      Work and Health Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 27 April 2018 to Question 137389, when she plans for the first performance data from the Work and Health Programme...

      Work and Health Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in what circumstances a jobseeker participating in the Work and Health Programme can be made subject to a sanction.

      Universal Credit: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made on the effect of the roll-out of universal credit on trends in the level of rent arrears in (a) the...

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of trends in the level of child poverty in London.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the volume of air pollution caused by traffic congestion on the Dartford Crossing.

    • Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to allocate funding to small and medium-sized enterprises to meet the (a) cost of replacing commercial...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 27 April to Question 904960 on Animal Welfare, how many animal rescue homes are members of the...

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Home Office Gender Pay Gap Report 2017, if she will break down the pay gap data for (a) median, (b) mean and (c) bonus...

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the letter of the hon. Member for Brighton, Pavilion of 27 July 2017, Home Office reference J267471, on an...

      Counter-terrorism: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding was allocated to the Prevent strand of the counter-terrorism strategy in 2016-17.

      Crimes of Violence: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment her Department has made of the potential relationship between adverse childhood experiences and (a) violence...

      Poisons Act 1972

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to amend the regulations in the Poisons Act 1972 on the (a) sale, (b) possession...

      Doctors: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications by doctors for Tier 2 visas were (a) deferred and (b) declined in each month between January 2017 and April 2018.

      Visas: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many non-straightforward visa applications have taken more than (a) 12, (b) 18 and (c) 24 months to process to completion since the...

      Visas: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many non-straightforward visa applications remain outstanding for each quarter since Q2 2015.

      Human Trafficking: Albania

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of his Department’s memorandum of understanding with the Republic of Albania on the...

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress his Department has made on resettling 20,000 Syrian refugees in the UK under the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement...

      Doctors: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that doctors from India that have received job offers to work in the NHS are given visas.

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the total number of additional contact staff his Department will employ to answer EU citizens’...

      Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to figure 2 of the Serious Violence Strategy, published in April 2018, if he will publish the figures for (a) homicide, (b)...

      Police: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of the 30 April 2018 to Question 138075, on Biometrics, how the Government plans to improve the independent oversight...

      Advocacy: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department plans to allocate to funding for Young Peoples Advocates in (a) 2018-19 and (b) 2019-20.

      Crime Prevention: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much money his Department plans to allocate to (a) future knife crime media campaigns, (b) new local and regional reviews, (c) the test...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure more effective (a) identification of and (b) support for people who are at high risk of being...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what apps his Department has approved for use on mobile phones issued by his Department.

    • Immigration: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether he has sought representations from the Welsh Government on the effect of the UK Government's immigration policies on the ability of the Welsh NHS...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Service

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will respond to EDM 925, Professionalism and value of the British Civil Service.

    • Crown Commercial Service: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many of the Crown Commercial Service's invitations to tender have received no bidders in the last two years.

      Cabinet Office: Interserve

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department collects information on the proportion of funding allocated to Interserve which is spent by that company on subcontracting work.

  • Treasury

    • Treasury: Diaries

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many page views there were of his Department's Ministerial diaries in each of the last 12 months.

    • Banks: Small Businesses

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2018 to Question 123416 on banks: small businesses, if he will list the options his Department has considered on...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many schemes have been notified to HMRC under Disclosure of tax avoidance schemes in relation to the Employment Allowance avoidance scheme set out in...

      Enterprise Investment Scheme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish the revised guidance notes relating to the Enterprise Investment Scheme following changes announced in Autumn Budget 2017.

      Research and Development Tax Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to RD5 on page 29 of the Research and Development Tax Credits Statistics report, published in September 2017, whether HMRC is able to provide...

      Treasury: Plastics

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department has taken to reduce its use of single-use plastics.

      Taxation: Fraud

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average time is that the fraud investigation department of HMRC takes to (a) carry out investigations and (b) receive confirmation from the Crown...

      Paye

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government made an assessment of the potential merits of a conversion plan when introducing provisions on real-time information reporting to...

      Child Tax Credit: Motherwell and Wishaw

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claims have been made under the non-consensual conception exemption for child tax credit in the Motherwell and Wishaw constituency.

      Bank Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the progress made by the banking sector in ensuring that the needs of vulnerable consumers are met.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Tourism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information his Department holds on the number of overseas visitors to England and Wales that visited Northern Ireland as...

    • West Bromwich Albion Football Club

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 24 April 2018 to Question 135890 on West Bromwich Albion Football Club, whether the Sports Ground...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many meetings he has had with (a) officials and (b) Ministers of the Department of Health and Social Care under its...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the system of voluntary contributions from the gambling...

      Comcast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many times (a) Comcast and (b) any subsidiary of Comcast which holds broadcasting licences has been found to be in breach...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what apps his Department has approved for use on mobile phones issued by his Department.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department has taken to reduce its use of single-use plastics .

      Comcast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he plans to take to notify hon. Members immediately in the event that he receives formal notification of...

      Public Lending Right: Electronic Publishing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will set out the timetable for extending the public lending right to e-book loans.

      Public Lending Right: Electronic Publishing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the timetable for for introducing Public Lending Right to e-book loans.

      Wembley Stadium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure that the public interest is safeguarded in any potential sale of Wembley Stadium.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Discrimination

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when she plans to implement the dual discrimination provisions set out in s14 of the Equality Act 2010.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 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...

  • Attorney General

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Electrification

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the conclusion of the report of the National Audit Office Investigation into the Department for Transport’s decision to cancel...

    • Diesel Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish their analysis of responses to proposals for a diesel scrappage scheme, following the consultation period which ended in November 2017.

      South Wales Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many times in the last three months the new GWR Intercity Express Trains which operate on the Paddington to Cardiff and Swansea route (1) have been...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Innovation: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of benefits to the UK from Israeli advances in medicine, science and technology.

    • Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their plans to improve the availability of working capital to businesses in financial distress; and what assessment have they made of debtor-in-possession...

      Financial Reporting Council: Public Appointments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the membership of the Board of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) for each of the years 2004 to 2018; and, in respect of each member, (1) what was...

      Financial Reporting Council: Legal Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what legal costs were incurred by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) in each year from 2010–17; and which law firm was engaged by the FRC in each case.

      Radioactive Waste

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to ensure that (1) National Parks, (2) Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and (3) other such protected areas, are excluded as potential sites...

      Radioactive Waste

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to ensure that all local authorities that would be adversely affected by the construction or operation of a nuclear waste facility, including a...

      Radioactive Waste

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the soundness of the fabric and installations currently containing nuclear waste in (1) the short-term, (2) the mid-term, and (3)...

      Radioactive Waste: Cumbria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their plans for (1) Ennerdale, and (2) the Ennerdale granite, in their future nuclear waste disposal policy.

      Company Accounts: Audit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has published guidance on the auditor duty under section 498(1)(a) to form an opinion whether companies have kept...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is (1) the annual subsidy paid to Drax power station for burning wood pellets and (2) the estimated total cost of funding the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon...

      Radioactive Waste

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which existing nuclear waste facilities are foolproof against (1) all possible types of security...

      Directors: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of corporate governance regulations covering (1) annual bonus awards, (2) remuneration committees, and (3)...

      Carillion: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on corporate governance of annual bonus award arrangements such as Carillion’s, which in 2016 gave greater...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the Grenfell Tower Fire, what assessment they have made of the potential contingent liabilities held by those energy companies, and their subsidiaries,...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what contribution the UK made in the last financial year to (1) UN programming on combating sexual and gender based violence, (2) the Team of Experts on the Rule...

    • Armed Conflict: White Phosphorus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the state use of white phosphorus in conflict situations so as to cause humanitarian suffering constitutes an illegal...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Public Health: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the (1) annual budget, and (2) spend, for section 7A public health monies for the years (a) 2014–15, (b) 2015–16, and (c) 2016–17; and...

    • Dental Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total value of undelivered contracted units of dental activity in NHS dental contracts in England in each year from 2012–13 to 2016–17.

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government from when a national data opt-out expressed directly to NHS Digital will apply to data shared for secondary uses by a GP practice and be visible to GP practices.

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which stakeholders were asked, prior to 16 April, to comment on the content of a draft of any letter to patients for the national data opt-out programme.

      Drugs: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the UK not remaining part of the European Medicines Agency after Brexit on (1) the safety of new drugs, and (2) the...

      Hepatitis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress the Operational Delivery Networks have made against the Hepatitis C 2020 Impact Targets set out in the World Health Organisation’s Global...

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children who have had a general anaesthetic for dental extraction had been (1) registered with, and (2) treated by, a dentist in the previous two years.

  • Department for Education

    • Children's Centres

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to complete the review of the Children’s Centre Programme.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to ensure full transparency of local authority funding allocations so that councils can see why their funding allocations are what they are, as...

    • Social Services: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to ensure that work to be progressed under the Social Care Green Paper, and parallel work on working age adults, feeds into the Fair Funding Review...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Chemical Weapons: Salisbury

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which military units are engaged in the clean up operations in Salisbury; and how long they are expected to be so engaged.

    • Tornado Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to withdraw the Tornado GR 4 aircraft from service.

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that the UK ship building industry has the opportunity to tender successfully for the new Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels.

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the air strikes against Syria on 14 April, what objectives they hope to achieve in that country; and how they propose to achieve them.

  • Home Office

    • Undocumented Migrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what internal guidance, if any, was issued by Departments to give effect to the policy of creating a hostile environment for illegal migrants in the United...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what funds allocated to the Northern Ireland Executive for specific purposes, outwith the Block Grant, remained unspent at the end of the financial year 2017–18.

    • Northern Ireland Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Duncan of Springbank on 16 April, whether they will now answer the question asked, namely whether in response to the...

      Northern Ireland Office: Databases

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

  • Treasury

    • Claims Management Services: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to issue guidance to the Financial Conduct Authority when it takes over responsibility for the regulation of claims management companies from the...

    • Tourism: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the financial analysis by the Campaign to Cut Tourism VAT which, using HM Treasury’s model, shows that following a...

      Treasury: Databases

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

      Bank Services: Iran

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have proposals for improving banking arrangements between the UK and Iran, in order to overcome trading difficulties.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Commonwealth: Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assurances they have received from other Commonwealth countries that those governments will work to prevent persecution of individuals and groups; what...

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