Written answers

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the job titles are of civil servants in his Department who have been provided with (a) an official car and (b) a driver; and how many civils...

    • Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's strategy is on (a) improving road safety and (b) decreasing motorcycle accident rates relating to drivers' impaired vision.

      Shipping: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to promote employment of UK seafarers in the domestic maritime cargo sector.

      Shipping: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to promote the training of UK seafarer Ratings to shipping company groups that have qualified for the Tonnage Tax scheme.

      Shipping: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many seafarer Ratings were trained using apprenticeships agreed with the Maritime Trailblazer Working Group in each year since 2015.

      Dial-a-Ride: West Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to paragraph 3.14 of his Department's consultation on the use of section 19 and section 22 permits for road passenger transport in...

      Merchant Shipping: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information on beneficial ownership is requested from shipowners by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency when it receives an application to...

      Merchant Shipping: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information on beneficial ownership of merchant vessels is collected from Red Ensign Group registers by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

      East Midlands Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to instruct the Competition and Markets Authority to investigate potentially anti-competitive practices by Stagecoach companies...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to respond to the Freedom of Information Request relating to PEDL 189 submitted by Mr Ben Dean on 21...

    • Solar Power: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many domestic solar panels have been installed in each of the last five years.

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the short term project funding model on the diversity of early years...

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what employment rights are associated with (a) post-doctoral and (b) project research funding for researchers in the...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support his Department provides to people who have had renewable energy systems fitted by businesses fraudulently...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish the consultation on proposals for replacement of the feed-in tariff policy framework.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Training

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

    • Sudan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the extent of freedom of religion or belief in Sudan.

      South Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the progress of the peace process in South Sudan.

      South Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the progress of the peace process in South Sudan.

      Burundi: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps the Government has taken to help promote peace in Burundi.

      Bahrain: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to the Government of Bahrain on its proposed legislation prohibiting candidates from...

      Turkey: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what matters the Government plans to raise with the Turkish President, Tayyip Erdogan, on his visit to the UK in May 2018.

      Zimbabwe: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans the Government has to help ensure that elections due to be held in Zimbabwe in 2018 are conducted in a free, fair...

      Bahrain: Torture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of reports of alleged use of torture and forced confessions in Bahrain.

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Written Statement of 1 May 2018, HCWS660, on beneficial ownership in the Overseas Territories and Crown...

      USA: Diplomatic Relations

      What recent assessment he has made of the UK’s diplomatic relations with the US.

      EU Common Foreign and Security Policy

      What recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on foreign policy co-operation after the UK has left the EU.

      India: Diplomatic Relations

      What recent assessment he has made of the UK's diplomatic relations with India.

      Hezbollah: Weapons

      What recent assessment he has made of trends in the size of Hezbollah’s weapons arsenal.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what levels of apprenticeships are offered by her Department; and how many apprenticeship starts there were at each level in each of the last...

    • Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 8 May 2018 to Question 13996 on Security: Northern Ireland, on what dates the Police Service of Northern Ireland met...

      City Deals: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the timescale is for the Belfast and Londonderry city deals to become fully operational.

      Customs Officers: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the oral contribution of the hon. Member for Kilmarnock and Loudoun, of 9 May 2018, Official Report, column 664, what...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Department of Health and Social Care: Training

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

    • Postnatal Depression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support General Practitioners provide to mothers experiencing perinatal mental health problems.

      Drugs: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that NHS England rapidly adopts innovative medicines.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his oral statement of 2 May 2018, Official Report, column 315, on Breast Cancer Screening, how many women have been affected...

      Visual Impairment: Depressive Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people registered as blind have been diagnosed with depression.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to ensure that children and young people have access to appropriate mental health treatment.

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the trends in waiting times for Autism Spectrum Disorder assessments; and if he will make a statement.

      Suicide: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department have taken to tackle male suicide rates.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients have died whilst under the care of inpatient children and adolescent mental health services since January 2013.

      Norovirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many ward closures in each of the last five years were due to novovirus outbreaks.

      Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether clinical commissioning group areas that are subject to the capped expenditure process will continue to be so subject in the event...

      Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that progress is made on the Sussex and East Surrey Sustainability and Transformation Partnership's...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to facilitate the use of private clinics to carry out mammograms as a result of the failures in the breast cancer...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to oral statement of 2 May 2018, Official Report, column 315, on Breast Cancer Screening, what steps his Department are taking...

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the performance criteria are against which 999 ambulance call handlers are assessed.

      Dental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the regional distribution of dental gum disease specialists is.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which his Department plans to respond to the Second Report of the Health and Social Care Committee, Nursing Workforce, HC353, published...

      Pre-school Education: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he his taking to increase the number of mental health specialists working in early years settings.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Training

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

    • Wales Office: Official Cars

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

      Wales Office: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many bonuses were awarded to senior civil servants working at his Department and its agencies in each of the last six years; and what the total cost...

      Wales Office: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what levels of apprenticeships are offered by his Department; and how many apprenticeship starts there were at each level in each of the last three years.

  • Department for Education

    • Department for Education: Training

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

    • Apprentices: Jarrow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to increase the number of apprenticeships available in the Jarrow constituency.

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what funding sources are available for schools with derelict or dilapidated buildings.

      Headteachers: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the cost to his Department was of headteacher boards in 2017-18; and what estimate he has made of the potential cost of those boards in each year...

      Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 9 May 2018 to Question 139972 on Disabled Students' Allowances, what estimate he has made of the potential cost to the...

      Open University: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what representations he has received on the effect of changes to higher education funding on the Open University.

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the report Crumbling Futures published by the Children's Society in March 2018, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that...

      16-18 Mathematics Education Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress has been made on implementing the recommendations of the Smith Review of post-16 mathematics since its publication on 20 July 2017.

      Pre-school Education: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of the national living wage on the financial viability of early years providers.

      Young People: Employment

      What steps his Department is taking to support more pathways from education into employment for young people.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • 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 understanding...

    • Attorney General: Registered Intermediaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department spent from the public purse on Registered Intermediaries in each of the last four years.

      Educational Testing Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many decisions since February 2014 to curtail a person's leave to remain in the UK on the ground of cheating in an English language test...

  • Treasury

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of air passenger duty on levels of tourism in (a) England, (b) Scotland and (c) Wales.

    • Royal Bank of Scotland: Fees and Charges

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to prevent Royal Bank of Scotland from charging additional fees to companies employing politically exposed persons.

      Instalment Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to extend the protections under the payday loan cap to the (a) rent-to-own and (b) home credit markets.

      Financial Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what opportunities his Department has identified for the financial services sector after the UK leaves the EU.

      Financial Services: EU Countries

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many UK financial services institutions have a presence in other EU countries.

      Brexit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what elements of his Department's preparations for the UK leaving the EU will not be completed by March 2019.

      Financial Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the structures that the Government will need to put in place to prepare for new rules affecting UK financial...

      Financial Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the confidence of the UK financial services sector in (a) London, (b) the rest of England and (c)...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the answer of 27 April 2018 to Question 137634, on Children: Day Care, whether support costs will be included as part of the £6bn spend on...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the answer of 27 April 2018 to Question 137634, on 137634, what was the total amount his Department planned to spend on support costs for...

      Royal Bank of Scotland: Small Businesses

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the oral contribution of the Economic Secretary to the Treasury of 10 March 2018, Official Report, column 978, what compensation he...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make representations to the freeholders of Heysmoor Heights, Liverpool on the funding the fire safety...

    • Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will introduce new protections for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the revised National Planning Policy...

      Letter Boxes: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that letter boxes confirm with European Standard EN 13724.

      Affordable Housing: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 30 April 2018 to Question 137953 on Affordable Housing: Young People, if he will publish the...

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many new homes were sold on a leasehold basis in each of the last five years.

      Land Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the (a) nature and (b) cause of the technical issue relating to the extraction of the underlying data was which...

      Building Regulations and Fire Safety Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to report on progress in implementing the recommendations of the Hackitt Review of...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 1 May 2018 to Question 138439 on local government finance, and with reference to Questions...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 1 May 2018 to Question 138440, on Local Government Finance, what processes his Department...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 01 May 2018 to Question 138441, on Local Government Finance, what the timetable is for the...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 01 May 2018 to Question 138441, on Local Government Finance, what drivers of local...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to Written Statement of 9 May 2018, HCWS671, how many of the c.1000 rough sleepers that the pilots will...

      Local Government: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what requirements there are for local authorities to measure small business access to local authority procurement.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2018 to Question 131423, what progress he has made on reviewing his Department's policy of redistributing surplus...

    • Saudi Arabia: Air Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Air Force personnel were seconded to serve in Saudi Arabia in each of the last five years; and what the roles and responsibilities have...

      Saudi Arabia: Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse has been of UK civil servants operating in Saudi Arabia in each of the last five years.

      Saudi Arabia: Air Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what role Royal Air Force personnel play in respect of Saudi Tornado IDS fighter-bombers in Saudi Arabia.

      Saudi Arabia: Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the UK’s ongoing military commitments are with the Saudi Government.

      Saudi Arabia: BAE Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the Al Yamamah memorandum of agreement between the UK and Saudi Arabia.

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in which countries which are in a state of war UK armed forces personnel are serving as support staff.

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the 2005 Al Salam agreement between the UK and Saudi Arabia.

      Saudi Arabia: Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the 2017 Military and Security Cooperation Agreement between the UK and Saudi Arabia.

      Saudi Arabia: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the procedure is for UK military personnel working on his Department's contracts in Saudi Arabia to report violations of international humanitarian law.

      Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 8 May 2018 to Question 140023, on Submarines, what the cost has been to the public purse of storing submarines awaiting...

      Ministry of Defence: Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 30 April 2018 to Question 136906, whether his Department is taking steps to ensure that the spouse of a Minister who has...

      Nuclear Weapons: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many incidents excluding trivial incidents involving the nuclear weapons convoys between Coulport and Berkshire there have been in each of the last...

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people (a) applied to join and (b) were recruited into the British Army between January and March 2018.

      Clyde Naval Base: Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many nuclear safety events have occured on submarines docked at Faslane in each year since 2006 by (a) class of submarine and (b) type of incident.

      Veterans: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the provision for reintegration into civilian life is for armed forces personnel who leave the forces in need of help for post traumatic stress.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of universal credit claimants in employment who have restarted their claim having been paid twice...

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of parents who did not report income increases of 25 per cent or more to Child Maintenance Services in...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the compatibility of the operation of universal credit with the earning patterns of claimants who are...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many parents have been prosecuted for failing to report increases in their income to the Child Maintenance Service or Child Support Agency...

      State Retirement Pensions: Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many women in Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency who have been affected by the changes in state pension age have (a) lodged a...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the time taken by the Independent Case Examiners Office to (a) allocate a case manager, (b) investigate a case...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether letters of support from Members of Parliament (a) are considered for and (b) have an effect on decisions on a claimant's (i) mandatory...

      State Retirement Pensions: Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if her Department will make an assessment of the economic effect of changes to the state pension age for women born in the 1950s in Kirkcaldy...

      Bereavement Allowance: Cohabitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to extend Bereavement Support Payment to people who were cohabiting but were not married or in a civil partnership; and if...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress she has made on implementing the changes to the 2017 Personal Independence Payment Regulations advised by the High Court in...

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of carers; what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of increasing the level of...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases the Financial Investigation Unit (FIU) has dealt with in the last twelve months for which data are available; in what...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average length of time is that PIP appeals take to reach a hearing.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average amount of back payments was made for successful PIP appeals for each of the last twelve months for which figures are available.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether claimants of employment support allowance (ESA) judged by a tribunal to be eligible to be in the support group after the expiry of...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Nitrogen Oxides: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding has been allocated by (a) Government (b) the EU to Natural England for the implementation of Shared...

    • Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to amend the pollution inventory reporting guidance sent to incinerator operators.

      Trees: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of disease on trees.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Training

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

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many leak enquiries his Department has undertaken in the last two years.

      Agriculture: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a grant to encourage farmers with slurry tanks to erect...

      Beverage Containers: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of implementing a deposit return scheme for aluminium cans.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Training

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

      Beverage Containers: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many responses were received to his Department's call for evidence on voluntary and economic incentives to reduce...

      Animal Experiments: Cosmetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to seek to end cosmetic animal testing throughout the world.

  • Home Office

    • Seasonal Agricultural Workers' Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will introduce a seasonal agricultural workers scheme once the UK has left the EU.

    • Social Media: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department is taking steps to monitor and regulate dating sites to prevent the exploitation of under-age people.

      EU Immigration: Horn of Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of progress made under the EU-Horn of Africa Migration Route Initiative to tackle irregular migration from the...

      Human Trafficking: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to tackle human trafficking in Scotland.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to reduce knife crime in Hampshire.

      Domestic Violence: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information his Department holds on the number of men who were killed by their current or former partner in each of the last five years.

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many DNA profiles have been removed from the national DNA database since 2014.

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many DNA profiles of prisoners still serving a sentence have not yet been added to the DNA database.

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many successful matches there have been between DNA profiles taken from crime scenes and those stored on the national DNA database in...

      Visas: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to update the Shortage Occupation List; if she will update that list more frequently than once every 12 months; and if...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the mobile application for the registration of EU nationals for after the UK leaves the EU will be available in languages other than...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what consultations his Department is holding with trade unions to raise awareness among EU nationals in their workplaces of the (a) need and...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, by what date he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Rochdale dated 22 March 2018 on the Immigration Health Surcharge,...

      Immigration: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to issue guidance to UK citizens who are living with non-EU spouses in the UK under the Surinder Singh principle on their...

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people detained under section 13 of the Mental Health Act 1983 were held in police cells in (a) Liverpool, Wavertree constituency,...

      Prince Harry: Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2018 to question 135723, on Prince Harry: Marriage, whether Thames Valley Police have submitted an...

      UK Border Force: Armed Forces Covenant

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the answer of 8 May 2018 to Question 140136 on UK Border Force: Northern Ireland, whether the UK Border Agency (a) supports the...

      Educational Testing Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department took to validate allegations made by ETS that individuals had cheated in their Test of English for International...

      Educational Testing Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions Ministers in his Department (a) met representatives of ETS between May 2010 and February 2014 and (b) have met such...

      Undercover Policing Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Strategic Review into the Undercover Policing Inquiry, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of...

      Visas: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many tier 2 visas were awarded to licensed sponsors based in Scotland for each month from December 2016 to April 2018.

  • Department for International Development

    • Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what processes her Department has in place to monitor the delivery and spending of UK aid in the Palestinian Territories.

    • Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how her Department works in cooperation with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to ensure that UK aid to the Palestinians facilitates...

      Internally Displaced People: Departmental Coordination

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will develop a cross-departmental strategy for the UK’s approach to supporting the (a) prevention of, (b) protection of...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Training

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

    • Scotland Office: Official Cars

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

      Scotland Office: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many bonuses were awarded to senior civil servants working at his Department and its agencies in each of the last six years; and what the total...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to Answer of 29 March 2018 to Question 132881 on Government Departments: Internet, if he will publish the data for each publication from his...

    • Cabinet Office: Interserve

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 23 April 2018 to Question 135322, on Government Departments: Interserve, how many of the meetings with Cabinet Office...

      Lung Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the (a) age and (b) gender of people diagnosed with lung cancer in each of the last five years.

      Cabinet Office: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to his Department's publication entitled Expenditure over £25,000 - March 2018, published on 2 May 2018, for what parts of the...

      Unemployment: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of people with hearing impairments who are (a) unemployed and (b) not in training or further education.

      Public Records: Digital Technology

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to paragraph 74 of the Government Response to the 30 Year Rule Review, whether the review of the strategy for managing digital records...

      Unemployment: Dyslexia

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of people with dyslexia who are (a) unemployed and (b) not in training or further education.

      Public Service Ombudsman Bill (Draft)

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to bring forward the Public Service Ombudsman Bill.

      Government Departments: Email

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government has taken to ensure encryption is provided on all email between hon. Members' offices and Government departments.

      Public Sector: Land

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many times his Department's Government Property Finder has been used in the last twelve months.

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to his oral contribution to the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee on 9 May 2018, which providers outside the UK...

  • Department for International Trade

    • 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...

    • Trade Agreements: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to strengthen the UK’s trade relationship with Israel in medical research and development.

      Trade Agreements: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to encourage and facilitate trade cooperation between the UK and Israel in the agricultural technology sector.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the effect of a £2 maximum stake on B2 gaming machines on the number of (a) betting shop...

    • Commercial Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to implement commercial radio deregulation.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many bonuses were awarded to senior civil servants working at his Department and its agencies in each of the last six...

      Television: Licencsng

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the loss of revenue to the public purse as a result of television licence fee evasion in (a) 2012...

      Social Media: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent meetings he has had with leading social media companies to discuss the prevalence, removal and prevention of hate...

      Public Libraries: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of whether local authorities providing unstaffed public libraries using open technology are...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Democratic Unionist Party

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what meetings (a) he, (b) Ministers and (c) officials of his Department held with representatives of the Democratic Unionist...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Security: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 8 May 2018 to Question 139996 on Security: Northern Ireland, if he will place in the Library copies of the...

    • Ports: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether he or Ministers of his Department have made an official visit to the Port of London since July 2016.

      Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, which of the UK’s ports (a) he and (b) other Ministers in of his Department have visited since July 2016.

  • Department for Transport

    • Driving: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to encourage or require the introduction by vehicle manufacturers of technology linked to government databases automatically to detect...

    • Railways: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many trees they estimate will be felled during the programme to clear vegetation alongside railway lines; and what plans are in place to plant new trees on...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the estimated costs of compensating (1) passenger and freight operators, and (2) passengers, for the 227 weekend closures of the West Coast Main Line...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the planned removal of spoil from the construction of Old Oak Common Station by 350 truck movements a day to...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish the report on HS2 which was prepared by Sir Jeremy Heywood in 2016.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Lighting: EU Action

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received from, and what discussions they have had with, the EU regarding proposed new EU regulations under the Ecodesign...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Portuguese Timor: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the confirmation by Paul Symon, the Director-General of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service, at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Surrogate Motherhood: Lone Parents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress is being made with the remedial order to allow single people to achieve legal parenthood of their children following surrogacy, following...

    • Surrogate Motherhood

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to commit funds to the Law Commission to allow it to commence its review of surrogacy laws.

      Contraceptives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether GPs in England and Wales obtain any advantage by prescribing oral contraceptive pills one month at a time.

      Mental Health Services: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of BME service user-led groups to the mental health system; and what proposals they have made to guarantee continued...

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which Clinical Commissioning Groups in England are compliant with the Mental Health Investment Standard for the current financial year.

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the recovery rates of patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis who have received treatment under the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme.

      Prisons: Nurses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to improve retention rates amongst nurses across the prison estate.

      Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they plan to take in response to the British Pregnancy Advisory Service report Medically Complex Women and Abortion Care, published in March.

      Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to bring forward legislation to remove the threat of the criminal prosecution of health care professionals providing abortion services and...

      Mental Health Services: Afro-Caribbeans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act: interim report that services for peoples of...

      Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many specialist centres are available in the NHS to provide specialist care for women with complex medical needs seeking an abortion.

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: 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 International Development are...

    • Developing Countries: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government with which countries they engage in bilateral education programmes.

      Lesotho: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Welsh Government's support for educational programmes with Lesotho.

  • Department for Education

    • Primary Education: Counselling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report Economic evaluation of Place2Be's counselling service in primary schools by Pro Bono Economics and Place2Be...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Sexual Offences: Medical Treatments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cost-effectiveness of a voluntary national programme to prescribe and manage medication, including anti-androgens and...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Forests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to call-in the proposals from the Forestry Commission for private chalet parks in public forests.

    • Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what provisions of the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 have not yet been brought into force.

      Garden Communities: Kent

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their plans for development at Otterpool Park.

      Homelessness: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendations in Centrepoint's report, More than a number: The scale of youth homelessness in the UK, published...

      Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ensure that local authorities arranging accommodation for homeless families far from their original neighbourhoods will seek assistance from...

      Housing: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of including housing support other than Housing Revenue Account as a service-specific formula when setting new funding...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make available to Parliament the findings of the monitoring of the supported handover policy for refugees granted status from the Home...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Forests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have assessed the building of private luxury chalets on Forestry Commission land against its purpose of protecting and expanding England’s...

    • Forests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what public consultation takes place with local communities on the siting by the Forestry Commission of new Forest Holiday chalet developments.

      Mortimer Forest

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Forestry Commission has prepared environmental impact assessments for proposed private developments for building accommodation units in Mortimer Forest...

      Forests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what bidding process has been used by the Forestry Commission in respect of granting private companies leases of up to 125 years for the building of accommodation...

      Forests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether ministers have approved Forestry Commission plans to privatise parts of public forests.

      Forests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the financial arrangements employed by the Forestry Commission to grant private access to developers to build accommodation units in public forests have...

      Mortimer Forest

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps the Forestry Commission has taken, since the original planning application was made regarding proposed developments in Mortimer Forest on the...

      Pet Travel Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many pet passports have been issued to UK pet owners in the past five years; and how many of those are still valid.

      Electronic Training Aids

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of banning the use of electronic collars for cats and dogs in England.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: Caribbean

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they have taken to facilitate the provision of compensation for people who suffered due to the Windrush immigration issue.

    • Immigration: Caribbean

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the additional workload of dealing with urgent problems of the Windrush generation will have any impact on timescales for processing spouse extension and...

      Immigration: Commonwealth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the net contribution to the UK economy of immigrants from the Commonwealth or its predecessor dominions and colonies, in...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cloud services contracts that were previously delivered by British cloud services providers for the Wales Office are now delivered by multinational...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Databases

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

    • Scotland Office: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cloud services contracts that were previously delivered by British cloud services providers for the Scotland Office are now delivered by...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cloud services contracts that were previously delivered by British cloud services providers for the Cabinet Office are now delivered by multinational...

    • Cost of Living

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 30 April (HL6934), when the Office for National Statistics expects to be able to produce regional price...

      Cervical Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the incidence rates of cervical cancer among (1) 18–49 year old women, and (2) women over the age of 50, in England for each year since 2011.

      Migrant Workers: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of EU nationals working in the travel and hospitality sectors of the UK economy.

      British Constitution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which Cabinet committee has responsibility for addressing constitutional issues.

  • Treasury

    • Bank of England: Public Appointments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to seek candidates internationally for a replacement governor of the Bank of England rather than restricting the post to British candidates;...

    • Plastics: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to respond to calls from the Association of Accounting Technicians to reduce the use of single-use plastics by (1) encouraging the...

      Social Security Benefits: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 29 March (HL6647), whether they will now publish the outcome of the Family Test Assessment on the policy to...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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