Written answers

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed Two: National Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what correspondence he has entered into with HS2 Ltd on its engagement with the National Trust; and if he will publish those exchanges.

    • Rolling Stock: Leasing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the level of future vehicle leasing charges in the rail industry given the projected shortening of average vehicle life.

      Railways: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of suicides which occurred on UK railway lines in each of the last 15 years.

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average amount paid for (a) advance single and (b) advance return journeys between (i) London and Liverpool (ii) London and Manchester (iii)...

      Train Operating Companies: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the franchises of those train companies which operate services through (a) Earlestown, (b) Newton-le-willows and (c) Garswood are due for renewal.

      Arriva Trains Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the (a) Welsh Government and (b) Mayor of Liverpool City Region on the Arriva Trains Wales service from Holyhead and...

      Railways: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of extending the 16-25 railcard to bus travel.

      Cycling: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make funding available for the installation and improvement of cycling infrastructure in rural areas.

      Cycling: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on steps to improve cycling safety.

      Roads: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to review the funding arrangements for road investment.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to reform rail franchising to find a better balance between short-term returns to passengers and the sustainable improvement of...

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to paragraph 4.1.1 Safer Roads of the Highways England Delivery Plan 2015-2020, what progress has been made on ensuring that Highways England...

      Cycleways: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will provide funding for a national cycle path to run alongside the England Coast Path.

      Train Operating Companies: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to review the rail passenger compensation arrangements to ensure train operating companies pass on the money they receive in...

      Rail Delivery Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the (a) effectiveness, (b) efficiency and (c) value for money of the Rail Delivery Group; and if he will make a statement.

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many operator appeals he has received in respect of reimbursement of concessionary fares in each of the last five years.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Housing: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the long-term potential for hydrogen to lower the emissions required for the heating of...

    • Electricity: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the potential tariffs that will fall on the UK when importing electricity from the...

      Chemicals: EU law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the defence sector of the UK leaving the REACH chemical...

      Modern Working Practices Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 26 March 2018 to Question 133760 on Modern Working Practices Review, when he plans to publish...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has a target for improving energy efficiency in buildings beyond 2022; and if he will make a...

      ASDA: J Sainsbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the potential job losses arising from the proposed merger of ASDA and Sainsbury's in the...

      ASDA: J Sainsbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to encourage ASDA and Sainsbury's to engage directly and meaningfully with trade unions...

      Licensed Premises: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the proposed EU ecodesign and energy labelling regulations on...

      Farmers: Bankruptcy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an estimate of the number of British farms at risk of bankruptcy in each of the next...

      Farmers: Bankruptcy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many farms have declared bankruptcy in each of the last five years.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Hajer Mansoor Hassan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to make representations to the Government of Bahrain on Hajar Mansoor Hassan’s denial of medication by...

    • Rajab Nabeel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Government of Bahrain on recent punitive measures against Nabeel Rajab in...

      Bahrain: Technical Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which UK bodies are tasked with implementing the technical assistance programme in Bahrain funded by the Integrated Activity...

      Bahrain: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Bahrain on the recent decision of the Bahrain’s Military Court of...

      Department for International Development and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Departmental Coordination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, in how many overseas posts do officials in his Department share offices with officials from the Department for International...

      Turkey: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential implications of the Turkish Government's decision to hold parliamentary and...

      Paraguay: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of whether the general election held in Paraguay on 22 April 2018 was conducted in a free, fair and...

      Paraguay: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the progress of the Paraguayan authorities toward full implementation of the 30 recommendations...

      North Africa: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have made an illegal sea crossing between North Africa and Europe in the...

      Turkey: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Turkish Government on the treatment of Christians in that country.

      Nicaragua: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his counterpart in Nicaragua on the treatment of protesters by police and security...

      Nicaragua: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterpart in Nicaragua on adopting wider political reforms as a result of the recent...

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Embassy in Manama, Bahrain, plans to send a representative to attend the next legal hearing involving Najah...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 27 April 2018 to Question 137494 on Northern Ireland Government, what discussions she had with the five largest...

    • Security: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what security briefings have been given on what dates since 1 January 2016 by police authorities in Northern Ireland to (a) Ministers and (b)...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support people diagnosed with foetal alcohol syndrome.

    • E. coli

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

      Trauma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many trauma cases were recorded in NHS A&E departments in each of the last 10 years.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many adults were recorded as obese in (a) England, (b) London, (c) each primary care trust in London and (d) each London borough in...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to reduce levels of obesity.

      Donors: Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) heart, (b) lung, (c) liver, (d) kidney and (e) cornea transplant donations there have been in each of the last five years.

      Scurvy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many cases of scurvy there were in each year since 2010.

      Fractures: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people aged 65 and over suffered a hip fracture as a result of a fall in each year since 2009-10.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many nurses were employed in each NHS region in each year since 2010.

      Plastic Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the three most common cosmetic surgery operations were in each of the last five years.

      Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people had Alzheimer's disease in the last year for which figures are available; and what the cost of their medication was in...

      Surgery: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the estimated he has made of the value (a) in total and (b) by clinical commissioning group of all cancelled operations during last...

      Hospitals: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding his Department allocates to hospitals for providing food for patients with special dietary requirements.

      Local Government: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that local authorities that commission public health services appoint resident representatives to their...

      Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the effect of socioeconomic inequalities on children's health outcomes throughout their lifetimes.

      Postnatal Depression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of GPs in identifying and treating perinatal mental health problems in mothers.

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 23 April 2018 to Question 135676 on Healthy Start Scheme, how many families were in receipt of Healthy Start...

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury of 13 March 2018, 35WS, if he will list the projects...

      Health Services: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that different health care providers communicate with each other to ensure the delivery of care to...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to mark Mental Health Awareness week.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have died as a result of smoking related conditions in each of the last three years.

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 23 April 2018 to Question 137067, whether his Department holds data on the reasons NHS operations were...

      Royal Liverpool Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department last discussed with HM Treasury the appointment of a new contractor to complete the new Royal Liverpool University...

      Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the rate of progress on the establishment of Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships in England.

      NHS England and NHS Improvement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to amalgamate NHS Improvement and NHS England.

      Drugs and Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department’s consultation entitled Cost effectiveness methodology for vaccination programmes, published in...

      Drugs and Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) patients and (b) public health of reducing the cost per QALY threshold in England to...

      Healthy Start Scheme and School Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 30 April 2018 to Question 138039 on Healthy Start Scheme: Food, how much funding his Department allocated to...

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 30 April 2018 to Question 138038 on Healthy Start Sceme, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the...

      School Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many children (a) were eligible to receive free milk under the Free Nursery Milk scheme and (b) received free milk under the Free...

      Respiratory System: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many operations to treat respiratory disease the NHS has undertaken in each of the last 10 years.

      Stress: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the NHS of treating people with work-related stress in each of the last three years.

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has held discussions with the British Compressed Gases Association on the availability of helium gas used in suicides: and if...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to make it mandatory for NHS dentist practices to notify all stakeholders of a planned closure one year in advance.

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of establishing a sleep-in care workers fund to pay the historical back...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of GPs.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      What steps he is taking to increase the provision of mental health services for children and young people.

      Health Services: Children

      What steps the Government is taking to improve child health outcomes.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Orphans

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister of State of 18 April 2018, Official Report, column 305, if she will publish her...

    • Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department plans to fund the 2018 Occupied Palestinian Territory Humanitarian Fund administered by the United Nations...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 26 April to Question 137118, on Israel: Palestinians, whether any of the organisations she held direct...

      Palestinians: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the potential humanitarian effect of ending restrictions on trade between Gaza and the West Bank by...

      Gaza: Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the potential humanitarian effect of expanding the capacity of the Kerem Shalom goods crossing between...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of schools in England due to lose the maximum amount of 1.5 per cent of their funding per pupil in line with...

    • Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Early Years Workforce Strategy published in March 2017, if he will make it his policy to implement a programme to increase the...

      Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to change its policy on the threshold for self-contribution of disabled students in receipt of Disabled Students'...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many special educational needs and disability students are there in (a) further and (b) higher education; and what proportion of those students...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the implications are for his policies on the apprenticeship levy of the recommendations in the April 2018 EEF report, A levy price to pay? The...

      First Aid: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support first aid training being undertaken by (a) early years settings and (b) childminders.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether local authorities are permitted to refuse access to free school meals based on the age of a child.

      Schools: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) the Enfield North constituency (ii) the London Borough of...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Officers: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers required hospital treatment as a result of an assault at work in 2017.

    • Prison Officers: Length of Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of prison officers have (a) 0-1, (b) 1-3, (c) 3-5 (d) 5 -10 and (e) over 10 years of continuous service in the prison service as of...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2018 to Question 135134 on legal aid scheme: immigration, how many immigration law access points there are in each region.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many immigration law legal aid providers there were in each year since 2010, broken down by procurement area.

      Road Traffic Offences: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the to the answer of 15 January 2016 to question 21522, on Road Traffic Offences: Reviews, when the Government plans to begin its...

      Prison Officers: Re-employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers who took voluntary early departure have been re-recruited by HM Prison Service in each year since 2010.

      Family Proceedings: Legal Representation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in how many cases one or more parents appearing in court hearings on the custody of their children have been unrepresented in each year since 2010.

      Immigration: Appeals

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

  • Treasury

    • Immigrants: Caribbean

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has allocated additional funding for the Windrush generation compensation scheme.

    • Taxation: Credit Cards

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of re-introducing the ability to pay personal tax by credit card.

      Taxation: Domicil

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 27 April 2018 to Question 136770, on Taxation: Domicil, for what reason the latest figures available are over three yeas old.

      Multinational Companies: Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what forecast he has made of the tax revenues to be raised by the Government's anti-avoidance provisions in relation to multi-national tech companies due to...

      Red Diesel: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to review the taxation of red diesel.

      Child Tax Credit: Motherwell and Wishaw

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many households in receipt of child tax credit have had their payments reduced as a result of the two-child tax credit limit in the Motherwell and...

      Taxation: Environment Protection

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to reinstate a carbon price escalator from the 2020s onwards.

      Oil: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made on introducing a transferable tax history mechanism for oil producers for deals that complete on or after 1 November 2018.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 1 May 2018 to Question 138522, how many applications for 30 hours of free childcare have been processed in the last three months...

      Mortgages: Interest Rates

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of additional tax landlords will pay as a result of changes to the tax treatment of mortgage interest.

      Mortgages: Interest Rates

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of landlords will pay more tax as a result of changes to the taxation arrangements for mortgage interest payments.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Construction: Trading Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that trading standards officers enforce the Construction Products...

    • Public Lavatories: Railway Stations

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

      Housing Revenue Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what restrictions he places on the type of housing that is included in local authorities' housing revenue accounts.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the oral evidence given by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to the Treasury Committee on 25 April...

      Building Regulations and Fire Safety Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for the final publication of the report of the Hackitt Review.

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 27 April to Question 137017 on Housing, if it remains his policy that the Homes and...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if his Department will take steps to encourage local authorities to adopt an outcomes-based approach to procurement to...

      Community Infrastructure Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the value was of Section 106 and Community Infrastructure Levy planning obligations agreed to in each year since...

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if the will bring forward legislative proposals to enable Police and Crime Commissioners to vary the Police precept to...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what target he has set for the number of starter homes to be built in the 2017 Parliament.

      Right to Buy Scheme: Housing Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for the roll out of Right to Buy to all Housing Association tenants.

      Public Lavatories: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to exempt public conveniences owned or managed by (a) parish and (b) town councils from...

      High Rise Flats: Vauxhall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to ensure that (a) leaseholders at Malt House and Palm House in Vauxhall constituency and (b)...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the savings that need to be accrued by his Department's (a) Head Office and (b) Corporate Services in relation to the work...

    • Military Aircraft: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many safety occurrence reports have been raised on the Boeing E-3 Sentry from January 1991 to date.

      Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many submarines are awaiting recycling at (a) Rosyth and (b) Devonport.

      Navy: Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which named military exercises were conducted by Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels from January 2017 to date.

      Defence Fire Risk Management Organisation: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) military and (b) civil service staff the Defence Fire Risk Management Organisation employs at which locations.

      Defence Fire Risk Management Organisation: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people have been recruited into civilian posts in the Defence Fire Risk Management Organisation in each of the last five years.

      Defence Fire and Rescue Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Defence Fire and Rescue Project (DFRP) began; and how many staff are part of the DFRP Project team.

      Defence Fire Risk Management Organisation: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions Defence Fire Risk Management Organisation staff have been deployed in support of local authority fire services in each of the last...

      Ministry of Defence: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence of 23 April 2018, Official Report, columns 596-7, on...

      Air Training Corps: Stoke Newington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure that the 296 Stoke Newington Air Training Corps will be relocated following the closure of the site on the Albion Road.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Poverty: Children

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

    • Disability Living Allowance: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many children under the age of 16 had a claim rejected for disability living allowance in each of the last three years.

      Disability Living Allowance: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many children under the age of 16 received disability living allowance after a successful appeal.

      Disability Living Allowance: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many children under the age of 16 that were in receipt of disability ilving allowance were not entitled to claim personal independence...

      Universal Credit: Stoke on Trent

      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 Stoke-on-Trent.

      Children: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to support after the death of a terminally ill child parents who were not in work while caring for that child.

      Children: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people currently not in work following the death of a child for whom they were a long-term carer.

      Poverty: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of women who are unable to afford sanitary products.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 27 April 2018 to Question 137451 on Department for Work and Pensions:Recruiment, what that Invitation to Tender was for.

      Universal Credit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who previously were in receipt of disability premiums were found to have limited (a) capacity to work and (b) capability for...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 23 April 2018 to Question 135694, how many and what proportion of the outsourced staff working on Estates contracts...

      Sick Leave: Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of working days lost to the UK economy as a result of work-related stress in each of the...

      Pension Funds: Ethics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a legal duty to consider environmental, social and...

      Disability: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 24 April 2018 to Question 137542, on disability: equal pay, what steps her Department is taking to encourage...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the timeframe is for people to backdate a claim for universal credit in the event that decision on the claim was delayed as a result of...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what transitional protection is provided to claimants with disabilities who lose their entitlement to disability premiums when they transfer...

      Immigrants: Caribbean

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that members of the Windrush generation receive the benefits to which they are entitled in the event that...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy that weekly repayments which are deducted from universal credit for past overpayments should be limited to 40...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of (a) incapacity benefit and (b) employment and support allowance have died since May 2014 were found to be fit for work.

      Universal Credit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 26 March 2018 to Question 134167 on Universal Credit: Scotland and with reference to the decision of the Scottish...

      Maternity Pay: Special Guardianship Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason maternity pay is not available to people undertaking guardianship orders.

      Welfare State: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions Ministers of her Department have had with Ministers of the Department of Health and Social Care on the effect of...

      Support for Mortgage Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criteria are used for judging whether a Support for Mortgage Interest claimant has the mental capacity to make a decision about the new loan.

      Agriculture: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many farm accidents were reported involving a slurry tank or other slurry storage in the last three years.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he will publish the (a) 2016 and (b) 2017 versions of the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory.

    • Dogs: Canine Distemper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of dogs with canine distemper; and what steps his Department is taking to reduce...

      Clean Air Zones: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has conducted an economic impact study on the effect of clean air zones on businesses in (a)...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how the Government plans to ensure that the four countries of the UK have a coherent approach to cross border environmental...

      Incinerators: Dudley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what amendments were made to the periodic emission limit values for particulate matter made in the variation number CP3136XQ...

      Incinerators: Runcorn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2018 to Question 135379, on Incinerators, for what reason the decision document sent to...

      Animal Welfare: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the timetable is for his Department to introduce legislative proposals to raise the maximum sentence for animal cruelty...

      Milk: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the average farm gate milk price in (a) February 2018, (b) February 2017, (c) February 2016,...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Seafood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which Government departments he has had discussions with on the Seafood 2040 Strategy.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his Department’s policy is on providing economic support to agriculture in marginal areas after the UK leaves the EU.

      Agriculture: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he next plans to meet with the Scottish Government to discuss the status of the (a) Less Favoured Area Support and (b)...

      Flowers: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of providing subsidies to UK flower producers after...

      Fisheries: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the total amount allocated to UK aquaculture through the European Fisheries Fund for the period...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the job titles are of civil servants in his Department who have been provided with (a) an official car and (b) a driver.

  • Home Office

    • Immigrants: Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment the Government made prior to the introduction of the hostile environment immigration policy of that policy's potential...

    • Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February to Question 126582 on asylum: finance, what criteria her Department uses to assess its business needs;...

      Immigration: Caribbean

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which company her Department has contracted to manage (a) part or (b) the whole of the Windrush generation helpline.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the total number of additional staff her Department will need in order to process EU citizens’...

      Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which private companies are involved in the (a) detention and (b) deportation of people (i) deemed to be and (ii) under suspicion of being...

      Passports: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information he holds on the number of (a) Ukrainian and (b) Russian nationals who are in the UK having entered on a false EU passport...

      Crime Prevention: Gangs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department plans to allocate to the Ending Gang Violence and Exploitation fund in (a) 2018-19 and (b) 2019-20.

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government plans to produce (a) statistics and (b) updated estimates on the prevalence of female genital mutilation (i)...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how the eligibility criteria for local authority anti-trafficking pilots relating to the trafficking of people have been determined.

      Hate Crime: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to his Department's announcement of the new national online hate crime hub, published on 8 October 2017, how many FTE...

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to prevent knife crime in the North East of England.

      Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his Department's definition of serious violent crime is; and which offence types his Department includes in that definition.

      Shops: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance hisDepartment has issued to businesses on violence within the retail work place; and if he will make a statement.

      Registration of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 30 April 2018 to Question 138022, what the timetable is for the introduction of additional qualified informants to...

      Visas: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for tier 2 visas from (a) doctors and (b) nurses have been turned down over the last 12 months.

      Undocumented Workers: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the answer of 26 April 2018 to Question 137049, on Undocumented Workers: Fines, how many of those initial decision illegal...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many modern slavery operations Immigration Enforcement Crime teams partnered in each of the last three years.

      UK Border Force: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons people making Border Force applications in Northern Ireland cannot supplement their qualifying experience with military or...

  • Wales Office

    • Electricity Interconnectors: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the effect of the UK leaving the EU Single Market and Customs Union on the East-West Interconnector.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Mobile Phones

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

  • Cabinet Office

    • Public Sector: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress the Government has made on the roll-out the ban the box initiative throughout the public sector.

    • Intelligence Services: Detainees

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether any changes will be made to the process for (a) review and (b) oversight of the Consolidated Guidance.

      Intelligence Services: Detainees

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government plans to hold a public consultation on potential changes to the Consolidated Guidance.

      Life Expectancy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of local authority areas saw a decline in life expectancy for (a) males at birth, (b) females at birth, (c) males at 65...

  • Department for International Trade

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Wembley Stadium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when his Department was first made aware of an offer to buy Wembley football stadium.

    • World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what monies have been allocated from the public purse to commemorate the role of women in World War 1 at centenary events.

      Information Commissioner: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many FTE employees have worked for the Information Commissioner's office in each year since that office was founded.

      Youth Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to make the provision of youth services a statutory duty for local authorities.

      Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to publish the funding scheme for users of Programme Making and Special Events equipment displaced by the 700...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliamentary Tours

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many in-house guides excluding Blue Badge Guides are planned to lose their jobs when...

    • Parliamentary Tours

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what qualifications are required for the new guides who will be responsible for Members'...

      Parliamentary Tours

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what estimate the Commission has made of the potential (a) cost of and (b) savings from...

  • Prime Minister

    • National Security

      To ask the Prime Minister, what the five most serious risks are to the (a) security and (b) prosperity of the UK that have been identified by her Government.

    • Undocumented Migrants: Deportation

      To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions she has had with the (a) Right Honourable Member for Hastings, (b) Home Secretary and (c) Minister of State for Immigration on whether bonuses were...

      Hitachi

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether she has plans to meet the chairman of Hitachi, Hiroaki Nakanishi.

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much has been paid by (1) HS2, and (2) the Department for Transport, in compensation and costs for land or businesses purchased, relocated or affected by HS2;...

    • Department for Transport: Databases

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

      Shipping: Statutory Instruments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which international maritime legislation appears in the backlog referred to in the 20th Report of the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee published on 1...

      Aviation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the number of safeguarded aerodromes.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • ACAS: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 26 April in relation to the backlog in Employment Tribunal cases, what action they are taking in relation to...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Sudan: Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of Dafuris who remain incarcerated in Sudan's prisons despite the issuing of a release order; what information they have about...

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Databases

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

      Chemical Weapons Convention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to seek to persuade the governments of Egypt, Israel, Palestine, North Korea and South Sudan, and other non-signatories, to ratify the Chemical...

      Nabeel Rajab

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations, if any, they have made to the government of Bahrain regarding the treatment of human rights activist Nabeel Rajab in Jau Prison,...

      Bahrain: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the United States State Department’s Country Report on Human Rights Practices for 2017 in respect of Bahrain, and of the...

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain regarding the use of citizenship revocation and statelessness as a punitive measure against...

      Ali Ahmed Abdulla Moumen

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain regarding the targeting of family members of Ali Ahmed Abdulla Moumen, killed by security forces...

      Hajer Mansoor Hassan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain regarding the treatment of Hajer Mansoor Hassan; and what assessment they have made of whether she...

      Bahrain: Appeals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether UK diplomats will attend the final appeal hearing of seven civilians, four of whom are currently on the death row, being tried in a Bahraini military court...

      Jerusalem: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel following reports of the deportation of Ibtisam Obeid, a Palestinian woman from Jerusalem who...

      Israel: Hamas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the threat by a senior Israeli minister that the Israeli authorities will assassinate Hamas leaders.

      Egypt: Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Egypt regarding the closing of the Rafah Crossing in both directions.

      Israel: Bedouin

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel regarding the threat of demolition by Israeli forces of the EU-funded school in the...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel regarding access for Palestinian historians to Israeli archives.

      British Overseas Territories: Seas and Oceans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much UK Overseas Territories Blue Belt programme funding was spent with (1) the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, (2) the Marine...

      South Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the political, diplomatic and humanitarian progress made over the last three years by the government of South Sudan.

      Nigeria: Christianity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the killings on 24 April at Saint Ignatius Church, in Mbalom, Nigeria; whom they believe to have been responsible; and what...

      Commonwealth: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take during the Prime Minister's term as Commonwealth Chair-in-Office to ensure that (1) older people, and (2) ageing issues, are integrated...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many false declarations of prescription exemption have been challenged by the NHS Business Services Authority over the last eight years; how many...

    • Department of Health and Social Care: Databases

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

      General Practitioners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which the organisation of the General Practitioner service continues to be suited to being the foundation of a...

      Primary Health Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which increased demand on accident and emergency services is influenced by the lack of a comprehensive primary care...

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the possible increases in travel insurance for UK citizens if the UK were no longer to be part of the European Health Insurance...

      Hepatitis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the latest estimates from the Operational Delivery Networks, produced by NHS England, of the total number of people infected with Hepatitis C in...

      Hepatitis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the data recorded in the National Hepatitis C register referred to in the NHS press release of 29 January, which set out plans for...

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to undertake an audit on the use of recetopexy mesh and mesh used in men.

      Medical Treatments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the NHS Choices website includes an article on the Lightning Process when this treatment is not available on the NHS.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Databases

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

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Vacancies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department for Education plans to provide a website that will allow schools to advertise staff vacancies for free.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • John Worboys

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to address the failure of the Ministry of Justice to include all relevant information in the dossier it provided to the Parole...

    • Legal Profession: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 28 March (HL6178), given that litigation costs are a minor proportion of legal fees, what plans they have,...

      Sexual Offences: Medical Treatments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the proportion of sex offenders serving an indeterminate sentence for public protection whose suitability for parole would be enhanced by...

      Sexual Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which evidence of the efficacy and cost effectiveness of polygraph testing of sex offenders is strong enough to...

      Prostitution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been (1) arrested, (2) charged, and (3) convicted, under section 53A of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 in each calendar year since that...

  • Treasury

    • European Investment Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect that the loss of investment by the European Investment Fund will have on UK entrepreneurship and innovation.

    • Financial Services: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the legal basis that allows administrators of failed stockbroking firms to levy charges on clients' assets held by those firms.

      TSB: Ict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) The Financial Ombudsman Service, and (2) the Information Commissioner, regarding the recent loss of service and data issues...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Fire Extinguishers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 22 December 2017 (HL4184), what assessment they have made of the introduction of mandatory...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Cyprus: Military Bases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the pension rights of those employed at the Sovereign Base Area's Defence Fire Risk Management Organisation of the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture and Forests: Subsidies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to redraw grant schemes post-Brexit to create a level playing field between agriculture and forestry projects subject to the...

    • Forests: North of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will set out plans to ensure a appropriate balance between productive forest and amenity forest in the new Northern Forest.

      Forestry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to name the National Tree Champion.

      Environment Agency: Motor Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many vehicles the Environment Agency holds at present; how many new vehicles have been purchased in the last year; and at what cost.

      Timber

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assesssment of forecast availablity of timber; and what measures they will take to reassess the availability of supply.

      Coastal Erosion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they are collecting and publishing on the rates of coastal erosion in different regions, especially in rural areas; and what level of expenditure,...

      Food

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish a food policy.

      Water Treatment: Phosphates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether water companies are required to operate phosphate removal plants in areas where there are high levels of phosphorus run-off; and what proportion of...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cloud services contracts that were previously delivered by British cloud services providers for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, when they closed down the National Register for Unaccompanied Children in 2011, whether any (1) data on unaccompanied children, and (2) information regarding...

    • Joint Maritime Operations Coordination Centre

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether there was a demand for maritime assets to respond to a number of recent incidents; and who in the Joint Maritime...

      Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish their response to Fair and Effective, the pamphlet by Refugee Action; and what steps they will take to assess its proposals for an...

      Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for integrating all recognised refugees, and for fully developing the human potential of those individuals.

      Crimes of Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what innovative measures are being introduced to tackle the causes of increasing levels of knife, gun and violent crimes; and what consideration they...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment, if any, they have made of the effects of complex visa procurement processes on the UK’s ability to attract global talent.

      Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress, if any, they have made towards finding a solution for the Irish border issue.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of family separations that might occur as a result of Brexit.

      Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the governments of Italy and Greece about the relocation to the UK of children and adults in refugee camps who have family...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is meant by the term compliant environment in immigration policy.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure legal immigrants are not treated as if they were illegal immigrants.

  • Department for International Development

    • Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to help the estimated 22.2 million Yemenis in need of humanitarian assistance.

    • Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are offering to the women of Yemen to alleviate suffering during the conflict there.

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to help ensure that Rohingya refugee women and girls have access to female sanitary products.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 19 April, what questions were put to the UK ambassador to France by UK nationals at the most recent British...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: Mexico

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the likely impact on the UK's ability to strike a free trade agreement with Mexico, of the recent free trade agreements that the...

    • Trade Agreements: Asia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the likely impact on the UK's ability to strike free trade agreements with Japan and Singapore, of the recent free trade...

      Trade Remedies Authority

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to begin the process of recruitment for staff and members of the board of the Trade Remedies Authority, as provided for by the Trade Bill.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Data Protection: EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any data subjects will lose any abilities in respect of the sharing of personal data held by public bodies due to changes coming into force on 25...

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