Written answers

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • East Coast Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Oral Answer 1 March 2018, Official Report, column 945, what progress he is making on the appraisal of the options for the Virgin...

    • Driverless Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding his Department has allocated to the introduction of autonomous vehicles onto UK roads.

      High Speed Two

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether up-to-date guidance on alternative dispute resolution for (a) HS2 Ltd and (b) the High Speed Two project in general has been produced and made...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the obstacles to increasing the number of Need to Sell acceptances on phase 2b of the High Speed 2 project; and if he...

      Stagecoach Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will disqualify Stagecoach from bidding for (a) the east coast main line and (b) all future rail franchise contracts.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will issue guidance to local highway authorities to ensure they have comprehensive and effective programmes to identify and repair potholes that...

      A303: Stonehenge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has been made of the potential effect on the Blick Mead archaeological site of the proposed alterations to the A303 around Stonehenge.

      Roads: Stonehenge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 26 April 2018 to Question 138336 on Roads: Stonehenge, if he will publish the terms of reference of the archaeological...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to review his Department’s policy on the performance management of rail franchises.

      Railways: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to (a) assess the effectiveness of and (b) improve the Department’s processes for rail passenger demand forecasting.

      Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons he decided not to cancel Govia Thameslink’s contract to operate the TSGN route in early 2017.

      Heathrow Airport: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential economic benefit to the South West of the proposed Western Rail Access to Heathrow.

      Network Rail: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of Office for Rail and Road’s plans to monitor Network Rail’s (a) unit costs and (b)...

      Roads: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has taken steps to commission a strategic environmental assessment for the proposed routes for the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway.

      High Speed Two: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost to the public purse was of the administrative error that resulted in personalised envelopes and communications being sent to people in...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what change there was in the level of UK emissions in March 2018 compared with March in each of the last five years.

    • Energy and Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has plans to negotiate the inclusion of text on climate and energy in the political declaration...

      Employment: Breastfeeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will amend the Equality Act 2010 to require employers to (a) allow paid breaks for breastfeeding mothers, (b)...

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the cost of non-domestic renewable heat incentive subsidies was in each of the last three years.

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of the total biomass used to produce energy in the last year came from (a) domestically sourced wood...

      Electricity: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on maintaining the single...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of levels of energy (a) security and (b) availability in the UK after the UK leaves...

      Electricity Interconnectors: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU single market and Customs Union on the energy...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he supports the UK offshore wind industry’s ambition to produce one third of UK electricity from offshore...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to meet new international climate change targets of net zero emissions.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to expand the UK’s mandatory carbon reporting to capture a larger set of reporting companies.

      Taxation: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government is planning to issue green bonds to finance the 25 Year Environmental Plan.

      Exports: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether UK exporters of industrial products within the EU that currently rely on conformity assessments carried out by...

      Offshore Industry: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his Department’s policy is on supporting new technologies in the oil and gas sector.

      Oil: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has received on varying the terms of Petroleum Exploration and Development Licence 189.

      Oil: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to issue a third extension to Petroleum Exploration and Development Licence 189; and if he will make a...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which (a) principal and (b) parish councils have set up (i)by themselves and (ii) with others local energy generation...

      Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what direct engagement takes place between the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate and agency workers.

      Property: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the planned timetable is for the establishment of a public register of beneficial ownership information for...

      Employment: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effectiveness of introducing legislation in order to prevent the use of...

      Shop Direct Group: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Minister for the Northern Powerhouse on the Shop Direct closure in Greater Manchester.

      Fire Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 30 April 2018 to Question 138105, whether regulations pertaining to fire safety are included...

      Steel Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he next plans to convene a Steel Council.

      Industry: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the report, Mission-Oriented Research & Innovation: A problem-solving approach to fuel...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the Burmese Government on the return of Rohingya to that country.

    • Taiwan: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Taiwanese authorities on improving diplomatic and commercial links with that...

      China: Elephants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on increasing the elephant population.

      Gao Zhisheng

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Chinese Government on the disappearance and current situation of the...

      Lee Ming-che

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the current situation of Taiwanese activist, Li Ming-Che, who has been sentenced to five years...

      Wang Bingzhang

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the imprisonment of pro-democracy leader, Wang Bingzhang, who was sentenced to life...

      Eritrea: Emigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Eritrean Government on the causes of emigration from that country.

      Burma: Minority Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in Myanmar on the treatment of minority communities in that...

      Russia: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of UK citizens that will travel to Russia for the 2018 World Cup.

      Russia: Travel Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many updates have been made to the Be on the Ball travel advice since June 2017; and on what dates those updates were published.

      Iran: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Iranian government on the 1991 policy which requires that Baha’i...

      Sudan: Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Sudanese Government on its alleged use of chemical weapons; and what steps the...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2018 to Question 135976, by what criteria he has assessed that Israel's investigation into...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to make an assessment of the effectiveness of Saudi Arabia's investigation into airstrikes carried out in Yemen.

      Israeli Settlements: UN Resolutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to UN Security Council Resolution 2334 adopted in December 2016, what steps his Department has taken to...

      Israeli Settlements: UN Resolutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the full adherence to and implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 2334.

      Horn of Africa: Migration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much funding the Government is providing to the Khartoum process.

      Iran: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the report entitled Faith and a Future: Discrimination on the Basis of Religion or Belief in Education,...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Hospitals: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) elderly and (b) vulnerable people are not discharged from hospital before adequate home care...

    • Lyme Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to make turmeric available on the NHS to treat Lyme disease.

      Organs: Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many UK citizens travelled to China for organ transplants in the last 12 months.

      Breast Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the European Medicines Agency on patients' ability to access breast...

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will commission a study of the traffic light food labelling system including (a) a study of other countries’ labelling...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will amend the 2016 Child Obesity Strategy to ensure that future published stages adopt an approach that is (a) holistic and...

      Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many clinical commissioning groups have levied fines against NHS Trusts for breaches of payment by results contracts in each year for...

      Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and which clinical commissioning groups operate a shared accountable officer.

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to undertake a review of the cost of call charges to the Healthy Start voucher helpline.

      Postnatal Depression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report of the National Childbirth Trust, The Hidden Half: Bringing postnatal mental illness out of hiding,...

      Hernias: Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has his Department made of the effect of removing the Patient Reported Outcome Measure on hernia repair on the...

      Hernias: Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many inguinal hernia repair procedures has NHS undertaken in each Clinical Commissioning Group in each of the last five years.

      Hernias: Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients underwent inguinal hernia surgery in each region of England in each of the last three years.

      Autism: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure greater awareness among parents of the symptoms of autism in children.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients were referred to a mental health professional on the NHS in 2017.

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps are being taken to improve training for health service professionals dealing with cases of female genital mutilation.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department's policy is on the establishment of health and wellbeing hubs in former community hospitals.

      Drugs: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March to Question 131104 on Drugs: Costs, what assessment he has made of the cost of branded medicines (a)...

      Life Expectancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment he has made of the UK's ranking in life expectancy at birth for (a) males and (b) females over the last eight...

      Consultants: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve the monitoring of consultants in the independent sector who operate under practising...

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the new national stroke plan for England.

      NHS: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 20 March 2018 on NHS Planning in 2018-19, HCWS571, when he plans to lay before...

      Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what research his Department has (a) undertaken and (b) commissioned on the effect of the length of distance a patient travelled to an...

      Integrated Care Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals for integrated care systems in the NHS.

      Flour: Folic Acid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing flour fortified with folic acid to (a) pregnant women and (b) children;...

      Psychiatry: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of child and adolescent mental health psychiatrists who have been hired in (a)...

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many children aged four and under in (a) Coventry North East constituency and (b) Coventry local authority area were admitted to...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his Oral Statement of 2 May 2018, Breast Cancer Screening, what the timetable is for his Department to contact in writing,...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how his Department intends to contact women who have moved to Wales who may not have been invited to their final breast screening due to...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant his oral contribution on Breast Cancer Screening of 2 May 2018, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of...

      Prescription Drugs: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the value of unused prescription drugs returned to pharmacies and NHS outlets for disposal in the last 12...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of GP practice nurses have received training in mental health.

      General Practitioners: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of General Practitioners have received training in mental health.

      General Practitioners: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the national GP training curriculum is dedicated to mental health.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to rectify the problems in the IT systems for the breast cancer screening programme.

      Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 2 May, 2018 to Question 138935 and with reference to the Answer of 26 May 2016 to Question 38904, to what he...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Energy: UK Trade With EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent discussions he has had with the EU on maintaining membership of the EU’s Internal Energy Market after the UK leaves...

    • Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent assessment he has made of the potential economic effect of a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of...

      Agriculture: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether he has met with representatives of the Scottish farming and crofting sector to discuss their priorities for negotiations for...

      EU Staff: British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts about the effect of the UK leaving the EU on UK citizens employed by EU...

      Galileo System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on (a) UK access to the Galileo project after the UK leaves the EU and (b) a...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what training his Department has provided to (a) general civil servants, (b) fast stream civil servants and (c) senior civil servants...

      Customs Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 2 May 2018 to Question 139057, on customs union, whether he plans to ensure that the analysis is conducted...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, when he plans to respond to the letter of 29 March 2018 from the hon. Members for Birkenhead and for Ellesmere Port on the car and...

  • Department for Education

    • Social Mobility Commission: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people are employed at the Social Mobility Commission.

    • Children: Swimming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will review the elements of the early years and primary curricula that include baby and child swimming; and if he will make teaching swimming...

      Poverty: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the effect of period poverty on girls in schools.

      Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 24 April 2018 to Question 135864 on Disabled Students' Allowances, what assessment his Department has made of of trends in...

      Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has plans to allocate funding for the celebration of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month in schools.

      Financial Services: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will assess the potential merits of recommending adding to the school curriculum financial education which includes advice on...

      Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to tackle educational underachievement in working class areas.

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure better reporting procedures in schools for suspected cases of female genital mutilation.

      Pupils: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to close the deprivation attainment gap in (a) Lewisham borough and (b) London.

      Schools: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average amount of (a) revenue and (b) capital funding for pupils in state (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools in (A) Lewisham borough, (B)...

      Teachers: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many days of secondary education have been lost as a result of teacher absence due to work-related stress in each of the last three years.

      Pupil Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the school roll was of pupils at state schools in (a) West Sussex and (b) England; and what the school roll was in (a) reception and (b) sixth...

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the subject content of personal, social health education and citizenship teaching in (a) primary and (b)...

      Education: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much and what proportion of funding for the Northern Powerhouse Education Fund has been spent in each year since the fund was established.

      Horizon 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the implications for higher education...

      Universities: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the (a) current and (b) future costs of (i) visas and (ii) permanent residency documents for...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students are enrolled in Early Years Initial Training Courses.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support parents of children under the age of 5 with the costs of childcare who want to undertake (a) further...

      Day Care and Pre-school Education: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the spending of funds from the public purse on childcare and early years education provided by religious...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Legal Aid Scheme: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2018 to Question 135130, if he will make it his policy to ensure that all procurement areas have at least 2 legal aid...

    • Magistrates Courts: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the annual operating costs were of (a) Harrogate, (b) Skipton, (c) Scarborough, (d) Teeside and (e) York magistrates' court in the last 12 months...

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the full consultation papers and the Government’s response on the Personal Injury Discount Rate consultation which ran from 12...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the re-offending rate was for each community rehabilitation company by category of offence in the latest year for which information is available.

      Life Imprisonment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average proportion of sentence served in prison was by (a) men and (b) women serving mandatory life sentences who were released from prison in...

      Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of (a) men and (b) women charged with common assault were granted bail in magistrates' courts in each of the last five years.

      Suspended Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of sentences for each category of offence in (a) magistrates’ courts and (b) crown courts were suspended prison...

      Legal Systems: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department gave any funding to sharia councils in the UK in each in the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

      Remand in Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in how many and what proportion of cases involving common assault was a person remanded in custody prior to their conviction in each year since 2010;...

      Prisoners: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has made an assessment of the equality implications of the application of the prison uniform policy to male and female prisoners; and if he...

      Prisons: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisons and to which prisons his Department has issued improvement orders in each year since 2010.

      Prison Officers: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers have taken voluntary early departure in each year since 2010.

      Bank Cards: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has a role in tackling credit and debit card fraud; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisoners: Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what number and proportion of Gypsies and Travellers undertook a vocational training course whilst in prison for each of the last 5 years.

      Trials: Legal Representation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in how many cases courts have prepared trial bundles in cases where one or more parties was not represented in each year since 2010.

      Rape: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the conviction rate for rape involving (a) female and (b) male victims was in the latest year for which information is available.

      Registered Intermediaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department spent on intermediaries in each of the last four years.

      Eta

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what representations he has received from legal representatives of UK citizens on fair and equitable justice for UK victims of terrorists attacks by ETA.

      Special Educational Needs: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many appeals there have been against Education and Health Care Plan decisions; how many such appeals have been successful; and what the cost to...

      Human Rights: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information his Department holds on which UK organisations receive funding from the EU Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme.

      Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers that work at prisons where the overall performance is rated as being of concern worked on detached duty at another prison at...

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average waiting time was for an employment tribunal appeal hearing at each Immigration and Asylum tribunal hearing venue in each of the last 12...

      Ministry of Justice: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what training his Department has provided to (a) general civil servants, (b) fast stream civil servants and (c) senior civil servants on devolution and...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of appeals to tribunals in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England which related to (i) personal independence payments, (ii)...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average cost to the public purse is to administer a First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support Appeal) in respect of personal...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many appellants in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England are waiting for the Tribunals Service to list their First-Tier Tribunal...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of personal independence payment appeals have been successful at Tribunal in each of the last three years.

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of people detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 were discharged after being automatically referred to the First-Tier...

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of the proposals by the Tribunal Procedure Committee to abolish pre-hearing...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what was the value is of UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia since 2010.

    • Department for International Trade: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what training his Department has provided to (a) general civil servants, (b) fast stream civil servants and (c) senior civil servants on...

      Department for International Trade: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, ow many non-disclosure agreements his Department has signed with employees in each year for which figures are available.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many preferential trade agreements he plans to have (a) in draft and (b) agreed with which countries by March 2019.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Building Regulations Advisory Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions his Department has had with the Building Regulations Advisory Committee on the scope of a review of...

    • Planning Permission: Wildlife

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reason the draft revised National Planning Policy Framework does not make reference to local wildlife sites.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2018 to Question 134643, on Housing: Construction, in the event that all other...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Oral Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the oral answer to the hon. Member for Halton on 30 April 2018, Official Report column 16, what the...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Government's consultation, Powers for dealing with unauthorised development and encampments, launched...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Government's consultation, Powers for dealing with unauthorised development and encampments, launched...

      Exercise: Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the level of (a) use and (b) value for money of park exercise equipment.

      Local Government: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to improve the transparency and comparability of local authority records on procurement spending...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Taiwan: Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with the Taiwanese authorities on improving military links between the UK and Taiwan.

    • Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the primary functions are of each of the UK's overseas military bases.

      Army: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many women have been recruited to the Army in each of the last three years.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made on the number of personal independence payment assessment decisions that have been overturned at tribunals.

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made on the number of personal independence cases that have been rejected at the mandatory reconsideration stage.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases undertaken by the Financial Investigation Unit have resulted in a financial uplift in payments to resident parents through the...

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to respond to the recommendations in the Trussell Trust report, Is universal credit truly universal?, on foodbank use; and...

      Universal Credit: Greater London

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

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Written Statement of 15 March 2018, on Employment and Support Allowance, whether her Department has recruited the 400 new...

      Universal Credit: Easington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Mandatory Reconsiderations have been submitted by claimants of universal credit in Easington constituency as a result of a health...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which groups of people will be brought into in-work conditionality under Universal Credit who would not previously have been subject to it and...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the time frame set by her Department is within which staff should correct a payment error following notification.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, to what projects and programmes the entries in the spreadsheet published as his Department’s transparency document, entitled DWP...

      Personal Independence Payment: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of personal independence payment recipients receive the mobility element of the benefit due solely to a visual impairment.

      Support for Mortgage Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Family Support, Housing and Child Maintenance of 26...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of mandatory reconsiderations have upheld the original decision on personal independence payment in each of the last three years.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of mandatory reconsiderations have upheld the original decision on employment support allowance in each of the last three years.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many non-disclosure agreements her Department has signed with employees in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many leak enquiries her Department has undertaken in the last two years.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the proportion of mandatory reconsiderations for (a) PIP and (b) ESA applications which changed the original...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 2 May 2018 to Question 139040, what written correspondence has taken place between her Department and utility...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 26 March 2018 to Question 134167, what the timescale is for bringing forward legislative proposals to bring into...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Welfare: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of people convicted under animal cruelty legislation received a life ban from keeping animals.

    • Pets: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people have been prosecuted for pet theft in each of the last five years.

      Pigs: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many live pigs were (a) imported and (b) exported between the UK and the Republic of Ireland in each year between 2012...

      Animal Welfare: Disqualification Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many disqualification orders have been issued in England and Wales under s34 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 in each of...

      Pet Travel Scheme: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of training provided by the Animal and Plant Health Agency...

      Dogs: Canine Distemper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance his Department has issued on the inspection of dogs for distemper on arrival in the UK.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Seafood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to support fishing and fish processing communities as part of the Seafood 2040 Strategy.

      Balloons and Sky Lanterns: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is reduce the risks of helium balloons and sky lanterns to livestock keepers and the wider...

      Pet Travel Scheme: Cats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many kittens and cats entered the UK under the EU Pet Travel Scheme in 2016 and 2017.

  • Home Office

    • Religious Hatred: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether resources are being allocated to protect mosques and Muslim communities on and around 3 April as a result of letters inciting hate...

    • Immigrants: Caribbean

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Windrush children have paid (a) legal fees and (b) documentation fees as a result of (i) the Government's hostile environment...

      Immigrants: Caribbean

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding has been allocated for the compensation of Windrush generation children for (a) legal costs and (b) other fees incurred in...

      Immigrants: Caribbean

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much money has been accrued to the public purse from applications for citizenship from the Windrush generation.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that data relating to the immigration and residence applications and status of EU citizens is stored securely.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment the Department has made of the capacity of uniformed officers in (a) response and (b) neighbourhood teams to manage volume...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations police forces have made to his Department on the capacity of investigators to manage caseloads.

      Police: Productivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Written Statement of 19 April 2018 on Police Funding, HCWS626, if he will publish the data set on productivity benefits from...

      Redthread: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding his Department plans to allocate to Redthread to extend its Youth Violence Intervention Programme outside of London in...

      Crimes of Violence: Gangs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to his Department's announcement on further funding to tackle gang related violence, published on 12 July 2017, if he will...

      Abortion: Clinics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for the publication of the results of the review into harassment and intimidation at abortion clinics.

      Undocumented Migrants: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether bonuses have been paid to officials in his Department in relation to the targets for the removal of illegal immigrants.

      Engineers and Scientists: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 27 April to Question 137536 on Engineers and Scientists: Visas, how many (a) scientists and (b) engineers were...

      Abortion: Protest

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether officials of his Department have met with representatives from (a) the British Pregnancy Advisory Service and (b) Marie Stopes...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will bring forward legislative proposals for the establishment of a national identity card scheme.

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what immigration removals flights his Department plans to charter in each of the next three months.

      West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 23 April 2018 to Question 136604, on West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service: Finance, how many times in each of...

      Passports: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many UK passports in use were found to be (a) unauthorised copies, (b) forged, (c) fake, (or) false, (e) genuine passport books...

      EEA Nationals: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is his policy that citizens of European Economic Area countries will be exempt from the immigration health surcharge after the UK...

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answers of 26 April 2018 to Question 137082 on UK Border Agency: Northern Ireland, 23 April 2018 to Question 137083 on UK...

      Gurpal Virdi

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the names and job titles were of the Gold Group members who considered the investigation of allegations against former police sergeant...

      Motor Vehicles: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February to Question 128850 on motor vehicles: theft, if she will (a) review her policy of charging victims of...

      Right of Abode: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether non-UK EU nationals who were resident in the UK before 1973 have a legal right to abode in the UK that is separate from their rights...

      Immigration: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for all Biometric Residence Permits to include national insurance numbers.

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to give effect to the agreement reached with the EU on (a) the rights of Irish...

      British Nationality: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many citizens of the Republic of Ireland living in the UK have (a) applied for and (b) been granted British citizenship in each of the...

      Airguns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to publish the outcome of the Government's review of air weapon regulation, announced on 12 December 2017.

      Visas: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2018 to Question 128120, on Doctors: Migrant Workers, how many applications there were for visas for...

      Stop and Search: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been stopped and searched in (a) London, (b) the London Borough of Bexley and (c) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency...

      UK Border Force: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the criteria are for recruitment of Border Force personnel; and whether those criteria are applied consistently throughout the UK.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of knife crime incidents recorded in England in the last year for which figures are available were linked to criminal drug...

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with his Canadian counterpart on the provision of legal access to medicinal cannabis.

      Engineers and Scientists: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 27 April to Question 137536, on Engineers and Scientists: Visas, whether the number of engineers and scientists...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the criteria are for the use of a case arising from the tax affairs of an individual that was settled by HMRC in a decision to refuse...

      Immigrants: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy that an applicant whose leave to remain has been cancelled because of an allegation of cheating in a Toeic...

      Educational Testing Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what sanctions his Department imposed on the American firm ETS after Panorama revealed in 2014 that there had been cheating in some of that...

      Educational Testing Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the credibility of the allegations made by ETS that people cheated in the Test of English for...

      Educational Testing Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what methods ETS has used to identify cheating in Test of English for International Communication tests; and what opportunities are...

      Consultants: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for visas were made for prospective consultants by medical discipline at each of the foundation hospitals in 2017; and...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passports were issued in error and subsequently cancelled or superseded by his Department in each of the last six years.

      Home Office: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many complaints his Department received relating to the (a) loss of passports (b) loss of identity documents and (c) issuance of...

      Home Office: Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the performance related bonuses paid to senior civil servants in his Department by grade and in each of the last six years;...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum cases his Department has identified as complex in each of the last 10 years for which data are available.

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 6 March 2018 to Question 129973 on Slavery: what the status is of victims of modern slavery for whom a decision on...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what role (a) Capita and (b) other private contractors play in the immigration enforcement system.

      UK Border Force: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what functions of Border Force have been contracted out to (a) Capita and (b) other third-party contractors.

  • Department for International Development

    • Middle East: Churches

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is giving to Christians in Northern Iraq and Syria to help with relocation and rebuilding of church property.

    • Developing Countries: Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, given the UK Government’s recent recommitment to defeating malaria, if her Department will increase investment in...

      Developing Countries: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support internally displaced people (a) unilaterally and (b) working with the United Nations.

      Burma: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in Kachin and Karen states in Myanmar.

  • Cabinet Office

    • National Fraud Initiative: Data Protection

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation on the operation of the...

  • Treasury

    • Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many HMRC investigations of taxpayers initiated in 2013 were ongoing for more than (a) one year (b) two years and (c) four years prior to prosecution;...

    • Exports: Northern Ireland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he as made of value of exports by Northern Ireland (a) agri-food and (b) pharmaceutical sectors to the Republic of Ireland in each of the last...

      Service Industries: Northern Ireland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will made an assessment of the potential merits of a lower rate tax-band for the hospitality industry in Northern Ireland to better compete with the...

      Paye

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what legislative changes were made to enable employers to report real-time information on taxation to HMRC.

      Taxation: Credit Cards

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the withdrawal of credit card payment facilities on changes to the level of personal tax collected by HMRC.

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average length of time was for HMRC to notify people of their failure to complete their tax self-assessment by the deadline in each of the last...

      Royal Bank of Scotland: Greater Manchester

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with Royal Bank of Scotland representatives on branch closures in Manchester.

      Local Government: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what procedures his Department has in place to (a) support and (b) audit local authority (i) procurement and (ii) management of private finance initiative...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • European Youth Work Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to uphold the Declaration of the Second European Youth Work Convention in 2015.

    • Museums and Galleries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding was allocated from the public purse to museums in 2017-18.

      Public Lending Right: Electronic Publishing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when his Department plans to lay statutory instruments before Parliament to extend the Public Lending Right to e-book loans.

      Electronic Publishing: Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what his policy is on the provision of electronic books by libraries.

      BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will hold discussions with the BBC on increasing the level of transparency of its commissioning processes.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of promoting the UK's visit economy by providing (a) financial and (b)...

      Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to Annex 2 of Ofcom’s Public Sector Spectrum Release of 2 March 2016, what assessment he has made of the...

      Social Media: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 30 April 2018 to Question 137976 on Social Media: Children, and with reference to the ASA news...

      Social Media: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 30 April 2018 to Question 137975 on Social Media: Children, which organisation holds that information.

      Music

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department has taken to support the live music industry in (a) Manchester and (b) the UK.

      Football: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he has taken to tackle racism in grassroots football.

      Treasure Trove: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to publish details of the scheduled revision of the Treasure Act Code of Practice.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Official Visits: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what protocols and agreements are in place relating to visits to Northern Ireland by Ministers of the Irish Republic.

    • Leo Varadkar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how and when her office was informed officially about the visit to Northern Ireland by Leo Varadkar on 30 April 2018; and what information was...

      Michel Barnier

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions the Government held with the EU Commission on the (a) administrative arrangements, (b) visit programme and (c) agenda items...

      Domestic Visits: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether she observes parliamentary protocols on notifying the sitting MP when making a visit to a Northern Ireland constituency; and if she...

      Northern Ireland Assembly: Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will place in the Library copies of the representations she has received from political parties in Northern Ireland on the subject of...

      Northern Ireland Government

      What progress has been made on restoring devolved government in Northern Ireland.

      Economic Growth: Northern Ireland

      What recent assessment she has made of the level of growth in the Northern Ireland economy.

      Borders: Northern Ireland

      What the Government's policy is on customs arrangements on the island of Ireland after the UK leaves the EU.

      Northern Ireland Office: Low Pay

      What steps she is taking to improve wages and conditions for staff in her Department who are on low pay.

  • Prime Minister

    • Jagtar Singh Johal

      To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 27 April 2018 to Question 137505, what information Prime Minister Modi provided on Jagtar Singh Johal's case and treatment.

  • Department for Transport

    • Aircraft: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received a copy of the letter to the EU Transport Commissioner from Aircraft Engineers International, alleging that safety procedures instituted...

    • Railways: Freight

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of a report produced by the Hanseatic Transport Consultancy, on behalf of the European Rail Freight Association, which stated that...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Scientific Advisers: Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when allowances for members of Scientific Advisory Committees were last reviewed; and what are the differential rates of allowances for every relevant...

    • Fracking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to establish national set back regulations for fracking plants; and what assessment they have made of medical studies indicating that health...

      Tidal Lagoons Independent Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to publish a substantive response to the report of the Independent Review of Tidal Lagoons led by Charles Hendry; and what steps they are...

      Business

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect that Brexit will have on start-ups' and small businesses' capability for business planning; and what steps, if...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take following the recent downturn in UK car production.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Gaza: Hamas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps, if any, they plan to take in response to the actions of Hamas in Gaza, including discrimination against women, public executions and other human rights...

    • Gaza: Hamas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Hamas has diverted construction materials intended for Gaza to rebuild tunnels into Israel for terrorist purposes.

      Gaza: Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Egypt concerning its blockade of Gaza.

      Burma: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to support the creation of an independent, impartial, investigatory mechanism for Myanmar through the UN General Assembly, to investigate and...

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to stop the conflict in Yemen and to encourage all parties to take part in UN peace negotiations.

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider promoting a Resolution in the UN Security Council to seek to resolve the conflict in Yemen.

      Saudi Arabia: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Saudi Arabia about that country's proposals to reform women's rights and about the position of women in...

      Pakistan: Primary Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the government of Pakistan made a commitment at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting to provide universal primary education.

      Gaza: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they intend to take to protect Palestinian children from the use of live ammunition by Israeli forces in Gaza.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of the publication on 17 April of the national audit of patients who have undergone urologynaecological procedure for prolapse or...

    • Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to commission new guidelines from NICE in relation to hernia mesh.

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of issues experienced by patients with mesh, whether they plan to improve the regulatory system for medical devices.

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are satisfied that patients are getting full information about the risks of mesh and that the use of terms such as tape, ribbon or sling are not...

      Integrated Care Systems

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Integrated Care Systems have been established in England; and how many of those have agreed a shared financial control total.

      Neuroblastoma: Dinutuximab Beta

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they anticipate that NICE will publish its evaluation of Dinutuximab Beta for the treatment of Neuroblastoma; and what discussions are taking place with EUSA...

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to prevent mesh from being offered routinely to patients as a first intervention.

      Antibiotics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to consult antimicrobial clinical experts or representative expert bodies on any proposals designed to achieve de-linkage in respect of drug...

      Antibiotics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of international attempts to reform antibiotic reimbursement and of the potential for domestic level reform in that policy field.

  • Department for International Development

    • Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Palestine regarding the payment of salaries from international aid to convicted terrorists and their families.

    • Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

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

      Yemen: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are offering to the women of Yemen who are particularly affected by the conflict in that country.

      Gaza: Antibiotics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the reported shortage of antibiotics in Gaza.

      South Sudan: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much financial assistance has been given to the government of South Sudan in each of the last three years by (1) the Department for International Development;...

  • Department for Education

    • Students: Disadvantaged

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the report by the National Union of Students, Class dismissed: Getting in and getting on in further and higher education, published on 23 April, what...

    • Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish the draft regulations and public consultation on the new schools curriculum in relation to statutory sex and relationship education and PHSE.

      Home Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many local authorities run voluntary registration schemes for children educated at home; and what is their assessment of how effective such schemes are.

  • Ministry of Justice

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Tornado Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to take the Tornado aircraft completely out of service.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to improve the administration of Universal Credit, including to ensure that Universal Credit and other benefit payments are made promptly.

    • Pensions: Self-employed

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps, if any, they are taking to address the decline in the proportion of self-employed people who are actively saving into a pension.

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to support those businesses that will find it difficult to manage the increase in minimum contributions for automatic enrolment...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Forestry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions ministers have had with forestry stakeholders concerning forestry policy post-Brexit.

    • Timber

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the gap between the actual supply of wood coming to the market and the forecast availability of wood over the last two years...

      Tree Felling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much timber was (1) approved for felling from Forest Plans and Felling Licences, and (2) actually felled, in the last five years.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to test culled badgers for bovine tuberculosis.

      Hill Farming

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of a no deal Brexit outcome on upland farmers.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the published cost of policing the badger cull in Cheshire of £831,000 for 48 days in 2017, what assessment they have made of the...

      Public Footpaths: Coastal Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much has been paid in grants to land owners and access authorities from the England Coastal Path Establishment Fund.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Legal Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what professional fee payments they have made to the law firms (1) Winters & Co, 9–15 Queen Street, Belfast, (2) KRW Law, 9–15 Queen Street,...

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the figures given in Table 16 of the Northern Ireland Terrorism Legislation: Annual Statistics 2015–16 on the number of...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) staff, and (2) consultants, at the Department for International Trade are paid salaries in excess of £140,000; and to what posts those salaries apply.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of each of the recommendations of the report by Social Enterprise UK, Our money, our future, published in 2017, on the effect of the...

    • Gambling: Suicide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of annual gambling-related suicides in the UK; and what plans they have, if any, to conduct further research in...

      Gaming Machines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the economic and social costs of providing welfare and support services as a result of the high stakes being gambled on...

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