Written answers

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Dental Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the benefits of gamifying tooth brushing for children.

    • General Practitioners: North Herefordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether any of the £20,000 bursaries for newly qualified GPs have been assigned to locations in North Herefordshire.

      Human Papillomavirus: Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with clinical bodies on investigation of a causal link between the HPV vaccine and prostate cancer.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 3 April 2018 to Question 134408, what plans his Department has to involve patient organisations in the review...

      Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the primary care support services contract awarded to Capita in 2016, whether Capita's certificate of past performance...

      Queen Elizabeth Hospital Woolwich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will place in the Library of the House a copy of the Private Finance Initiative contract for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich...

      Muscular Dystrophy: Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase capacity at muscle centres to conduct clinical trials.

      Medical Treatments: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with NHS England on ensuring equitable access to treatments following a positive scientific opinion through...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether (a) mobile screening units and (b) other additional equipment will need to be purchased to increase the capacity of the breast...

      Prescriptions: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 21 December 2017 to Question 120069, on Prescriptions: Universal Credit, when free prescription forms will be...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what role charities will play in the planned inquiry into the failure to invite women aged 68-71 to breast screening since 2009.

      Ophthalmic Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department plans to take to meet demand for ophthalmology treatment in hospitals.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on visa restrictions for potential NHS staff.

      Care Homes: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria the Care Quality Commission uses to determine the closure timeframe for a care home subsequent to a below standard rating...

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) care homes and (b) individuals who pay directly for care who are unable to...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Apprentices

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

      Postnatal Depression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications of the report by the National Childbirth Trust entitled Hidden Half: bringing postnatal...

      Children: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of NICE guidelines on the identification of, assessment of and interventions for...

      Dementia: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding was allocated in 2017 to dementia care in (a) Mansfield, (b) Nottinghamshire and (c) the East Midlands.

      Maternal Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department taking to reduce maternal mortality rates.

      Hearing Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the provision of hearing aids on the NHS.

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the causes of changes in the number of cases of (a) brain and (b) glioblastoma...

      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, what training was given to Serco...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support NICE to update their guidelines on the delivery of structured education for people with...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans there are to increase the number of diabetes apps available on the NHS Digital’s Apps Library.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support is provided to (a) GPs and (b) other healthcare professionals to enable them to better utilise apps within the current NHS...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to enable women's frozen eggs to be kept for longer periods of time.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the running costs of the Child Maintenance Service and Child Support Agency were last year; and how much those parents who are the...

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether Capita are paid for PIP Assessments which are later overturned on appeal.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what research her Department has undertaken into the universal credit claimant experience.

      Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if his Department will bring forward legislative proposals to apply in England provisions equivalent to those of the British Sign Language...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 21 March 2018 to Question 132726 on employment and support allowance, on what date the Cabinet Secretary issued the...

      Farms: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance her Department provides on safety measures on farms.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that personal independence payment assessments are undertaken fairly and efficiently.

      Maternity Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans the Government has to bring forward legislative proposals to strengthen maternity protections for women with (a) casual and (b)...

  • Home Office

    • Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to introduce a new CONTEST strategy.

    • Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the target was for the removal of immigrants from (a) Scotland and (b) Northern Ireland in each year since 2010.

      Deportation: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what targets her Department had for the removal of refused applicants for Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visas in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c)...

      Deportation: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what targets her Department has had in each year since 2010-11 for the removal of applicants who have been refused Tier 1 Investor visas.

      Deportation: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what targets her Department has had in each year since 2010-11 for the removal of applicants who have been refused Tier 1 Graduate...

      Deportation: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what targets her Department has had in each year since 2010-11 for the removal of applicants who have been refused Tier 1 Exceptional Talent...

      Deportation: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what targets her Department had for the removal of refused applicants for Tier 2 (General) visas in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13,...

      Deportation: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what targets her Department had for the removal of refused applicants for Tier 4 (Student) visas in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13,...

      Deportation: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what targets her Department has had in each year since 2010-11 for the removal of applicants who have been refused settlement visas.

      Undocumented Migrants: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what Ministerial (a) involvement, (b) agreement and (c) direction there was in the setting of removal targets in (i) 2014-15 and (ii) 2015-16.

      Undocumented Migrants: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department first introduced removal targets; and if she will publish her Department's removal targets by (a) year and (b) region.

      Slavery: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans for the regulations on identifying and supporting victims of modern slavery under s50 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to be...

      Migrant Workers: NHS Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many tier 2 visas were awarded to NHS Trusts or other bodies which are registered sponsors in each month from December 2016 until April 2018.

      Undercover Policing Inquiry

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

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to respond to Question 130114, on counter-terrorism, tabled by the Hon. Member for Sheffield, Heeley, on 27 February 2018.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18 April to Question 135259, on Members: Correspondence, when she plans to respond to the letter of 28 March 2018...

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of expanding the family reunion scheme for Syrian refugees.

      Drugs: Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will made an assessment of the potential merits of deploying canine detection units at Post Office depots to detect the shipment of...

      British Nationality: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of removing British citizenship from people convicted of serious crimes who obtained...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is her policy that EU citizens who have indefinite leave to remain will have to apply for settled status.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Incentives

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

    • Northern Ireland Assembly: Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 9 May 2018 to Question 140646 on Northern Ireland Assembly: Members, if she will place copies of the representations...

  • Treasury

    • Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department made of the number of people that would invest in a Lifetime ISA; how many people have invested in a Lifetime ISA; and if he...

    • Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the (a) cost to the public purse and (b) potential merits of the introduction of an ISA dashboard.

      Revenue and Customs: Closures

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which HM Revenue and Customs offices have closed since 2010.

      Financial Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the risk to the financial services sector in the event that the UK does not secure an adequacy decision on data.

      Financial Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment she has made of the effect of leaving the EU on Euro clearing.

      *No heading*

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the uncertainty around the UK's immigration policy after it leaves the EU on the ability of the UK...

      Immigrants: Caribbean

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

      Child Benefit: Apprentices

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to allow low income families to continue claiming child benefit if their child undertakes an apprenticeship.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to Questions 245 to 259 of his evidence to the Treasury Committee on 25 April 2018 on local authorities, how he defines the term at risk.

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made on establishing a UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Press Recognition Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to abolish the press recognition panel.

    • Sports: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with Sport England on progress in increasing disability participation in (a) sport and (b) shooting.

      Commonwealth Games: Gun Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Commonwealth Games Federation on the participation of Britain's elite shots in the...

      Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Data Protection Bill on the ability of insurance companies to verify claims...

      Comcast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to take account of Comcast’s existing interests in news outlets in the UK, its reciprocal arrangement...

      UK City of Culture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the timetable is for bids to be received for the UK City of Culture 2025.

      Wembley Stadium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the potential sale of Wembley Stadium on participation rates in (a) association...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many investigations have taken place in each of the last five years relating to alleged breaches of Regulation 7 of...

    • Hitachi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what (a) guarantees and (b) other financial incentives have been promised to Hitachi Ltd for the construction of new...

      Tata Steel: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with trade unions representing Tata Steel employees on Tata Steel's announcement on 8 May...

      Energy Ombudsman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the remit of the Energy Ombudsman to cover energy...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support businesses and entrepreneurs.

      Tumble Dryers: Fire Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Office for Product and Safety and Standards has taken steps in response to the Which? investigation which...

      Office for Product Safety and Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timetable is for the publication of​ the strategy for the Office of Product Safety and Standards.

      Hitachi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to develop a new power generating plant with Hitachi; and if he will make a statement.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing Associations: Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of housing association properties that are rented at a level above...

    • Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Government has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing rights to light for solar generation.

      Non-domestic Rates: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an estimate of the number of businesses which have benefited from small business rate relief in (a)...

      Construction: Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has issued guidance to planning authorities on the specification of illegal glass units into...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 24 April 2018 to Question 135932, if he will publish in full the performance reviews of each...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that Government departments and their agencies release land for the...

      Building Regulations: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what comparative assessment his Department has made of standards for fire safety and building regulations in other...

      Local Government: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish the framework for bids for further devolution from areas that do not have a devolution agreement.

      Coastal Communities Fund: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the coastal communities fund that has been awarded to the fishing...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Saudi Arabia: Air Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse has been of Royal Air Force personnel serving in Saudi Arabia in each of the last five years.

    • Ministry of Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department when procuring services from external suppliers measures the risk of human trafficking taking place during the provision of such...

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which types of aircraft and how many of each type are in (a) the forward fleet, (b) sustainment and (c) storage.

      Armed Forces Day: Scarborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will support the bid by Scarborough to host Armed Forces Day in 2019.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether it is his policy to guarantee state subsidy of rent for tenants of service family accommodation after 2021.

      Qatar: Hawk Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Defence Procurement of 23 April, Official Report, column 593, what progress has been made on...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his oral contribution of 23 April, Official Report, column 582, when he plans to look at the whole defence procurement argument with...

      Armed Forces: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2018 to Question 136840 on Armed Forces: Schools, who commissioned the study on the merits of military ethos in schools.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, 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 International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what opportunities he has identified for further trade cooperation with Israel once the UK is no longer party to the EU-Israel Association...

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether his Department plans to use bilateral trade negotiations as an opportunity to reduce modern slavery by proposing the inclusion in...

      Small Businesses: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department is taking to assist SMEs to prepare for the UK leaving the EU; and what steps his Department is taking to help...

      China and India: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions he has had on future trade agreements with (a) China and (b) India.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many times each of the trade working groups have met.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of seeking the establishment of a role for Parliament in overseeing the work of the...

      Department for International Trade: Apprentices

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

      Philippines: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the objectives were of the meeting he held with President Duterte on 3 April 2017.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Government Equalities Office: Official Cars

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

  • Department for Transport

    • Driving: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will commission a report on the effect of driving with impaired vision on the safety of motorcyclists.

    • Shipping: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the time being taken to agree apprenticeships for seafarer Ratings...

      Motorways: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the criteria are for activating an average speed monitored stretch of motorway; what measures are in place to (a) prevent an artificially low...

      Motor Vehicles: Licensing and Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to exempt small not-for-profit community groups from proposed additional licensing and vehicle testing conditions; and if he...

      Driving: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of how many (a) accidents and (b) casualties have been caused by drivers who have (i) failed eye tests or (ii)...

      Community Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to Consultation on the use of section 19 and section 22 permits for road passenger transport in Great Britain, published by his...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications of recent violence in Israel and the West Bank for the peace process in that area.

    • Palestinians: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of trends in institutionalised radicalisation in the Palestinian Territories.

      Israel: Gaza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on recent renewed cross-border tunnel construction from Gaza into Israel.

      Hezbollah: Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the size of Hezbollah's weapons arsenal.

      South Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department raised the matter of attacks made by the Rapid Support Forces on the Sudan People’s Liberation...

      Israel Defense Forces: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on the number of British citizens who are serving in the Israeli Defence Force.

      South Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage all parties to participate in the peace process in South Sudan.

      Saudi Arabia: Overseas Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK civil servants have been working on contracts in Saudi Arabia in each of the last five years; and what the roles of...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Incentives

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

      Election Observers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much was disbursed from the public purse by his Department to fund UK election observers overseas in each of the last five...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Apprentices

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

      British Overseas Territories: Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the financial effect on the economies of the Overseas Territories of public...

      France: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether it is his Department's policy to advise British citizens living in France to obtain a Carte de Sejour.

      Hungary: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the EU on triggering Article 7 of the Lisbon Treaty against the Government of Hungary on...

      Russia: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department plans to put extra protection measures in place for England fans travelling to the 2018 FIFA World Cup...

      Russia: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department plans to issue guidance for LGBT fans travelling to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

      Bangladesh: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has had any recent discussions with the Government of Bangladesh with the objective of either (a) promoting the...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on the responsibilities of his Department of the UK leaving the EU.

      Omar Shakir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Israeli counterpart on the deportation order against Omar Shakir the Israel and...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Myanmar Government on the persecution of the Rohingya in the past month.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding her Department has provided in support of animal conservation projects on each continent in each of the last five years.

    • Department for International Development: Apprentices

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

      Zimbabwe: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much financial assistance her Department has given to projects in Zimbabwe in each of the last five years.

      Iraq: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support internally displaced people in Iraq.

      Bangladesh: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she has had any recent discussions with the Government of Bangladesh with the objective of either (a) promoting the human...

      Yemen: Cholera

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department spent on aid for the treatment of cholera cases in Yemen in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) 2017.

      Yemen: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect of the blockade in Yemen on the price of and accessibility of fuel in that country.

  • Department for Education

    • Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department plans to publish guidance for higher education institutions on part-time maintenance loans.

    • Social Services: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children aged 16 and 17 in Lancashire for the year ending 31 March 2017 (a) were referred to children’s social care services, (b)...

      Children: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to improve support and transitions into adulthood for children aged 16 and 17 years old who have been assessed as...

      Students: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to promote mental health amongst students.

      Schools: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many households received a grant to buy school uniforms in 2017.

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the quality of pastoral support provided within the education system for 16 and 17 year olds identified as vulnerable.

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on the allocation of the top-up component of high needs funding.

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to provide additional funding to support nursery schools beyond April 2020.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his policy is on the transparency of the process in the event that one academy replaces another as the provider of education at a school.

      Schools: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the effect of the public sector pay cap on the level of (a) recruitment and (b) retention of...

      Grammar Schools: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to item 13 in table 2.1 of the Spring Budget 2017, whether it is still his policy to provide free travel to selective schools at the...

      Grammar Schools: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department’s news story Drive to create more good school places for families published on 11 May 2018, how many additional...

      Grammar Schools: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department’s news story Drive to create more good school places for families published on 11 May 2018, whether the...

      Grammar Schools: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department’s news story Drive to create more good school places for families published on 11 May 2018, whether there are...

      Grammar Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will publish the fair access and partnership plans of all grammar schools that are awarded additional funding from the selective...

      Voluntary Schools: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department’s news story Drive to create more good school places for families published on 11 May 2018, how capital funding...

      Voluntary Schools: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department’s news story Drive to create more good school places for families published on 11 May 2018, whether funding for...

      Voluntary Schools: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department’s news story Drive to create more good school places for families published on 11 May 2018, what steps by...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department’s news story Drive to create more good school places for families published on 11 May 2018, what timetable his...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Beverage Containers: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in (a) Denmark, (b) Sweden and (c) Germany on deposit return schemes for...

    • Recycling: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the analysis undertaken by his Department on the EU Circular Economy Package.

      Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what comparative estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) PM 10 and (b) PM 2.5 particulate matter emissions in the...

      Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2018 to Question 135379, for what reasons that answer states that there is no...

      Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the average real terms investment in the water supply infrastructure in each year...

      Countryside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the 25 Year Environment Plan policy paper published by his Department in January 2018, what the timescale...

      Dogs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the answer question 138535, on Dogs: Smuggling, how many puppies were seized at Dover and Folkestone and placed...

      Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 4 May 2018 to Question 137401, what the parameters are within which something classifies as...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff have been employed on the Waste and Resources Action Plan in each year since 2010.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Greenwich and Woolwich of 26 March 2018 on air quality and...

      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...

      Animal Welfare: Disqualification Orders

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

      Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2018 to Question 135379, and the reference therein to there being no commercially...

      Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to of 19 April 2018 to Question 135379, what non-commercially available equipment there is for...

      Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2017 to Question 117197 on Incinerators, who undertakes the strict monitoring regime...

      Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of (a) the additional amount of extra traffic caused by a waste incinerator being in use and (b)...

      Squirrels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the change in the (a) grey and (b) red squirrel populations between 2007 and 2017.

      Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2018 to Question 123768 on Waste Disposal, if he will bring forward legislative...

      Animal Welfare: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of animal rescue homes in the South East.

      Plastics: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his department is taking to (a) reduce and (b) remove plastic waste in the seas around the UK.

      Environment Protection: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will commit to not falling below the standards set in the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 when...

      Horses: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy that the statutory enforcement of the identification of horses be compiled by the Central...

      Forestry Commission: Land Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the agreement between the Forestry Commission and Forest Holidays to...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Financial Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) short-term and (b) long-term risks to the UK financial services after the UK...

    • Financial Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment his Department has made of the potential risks to the economic sustainability of the financial services sector in...

      Financial Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what the (a) Government and (b) EU position is on the enforceability of financial contract continuity after the UK leaves the EU.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 2 May 2018 to Question 137497 on Department for Exiting the European Union: Northern Ireland, if he will...

  • Attorney General

    • Gurpal Virdi

      To ask the Attorney General, if he will set out the inaccuracies known to the CPS and to the prosecuting barrister which were made by the complainant in the criminal prosecution of Gurpal Virdi.

    • Attorney General: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Attorney General, how many leak enquiries his Department has undertaken in the last two years.

      Attorney General: Brexit

      To ask the Attorney General, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on his Department's responsibilities.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Modernisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans his Department has to modernise prison buildings.

    • Ministry of Justice: Diaries

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

      Segregation of Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many requests to authorise a removal from association as specified in Paragraph 2(B) of Rule 49 of the Prisons and Young Offender Institution...

      Prisons: Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what categories of illegal items have been found in packages sent to prisoners in the latest year for which information is available; and how many items...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the trends in the prison population of (a) male and (b) female prisoners over the last 10 years; and if he will make a...

      Civil Disorder: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders released from custody after serving a sentence handed down following the riots in London in 2011 have subsequently been convicted of...

      Assaults on Police: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were convicted of assaulting a police officer in the last year for which figures are available; and what proportion of those people...

      Terrorism: Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners convicted of terrorist-related offences have been released on temporary licence in each of the last three years.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of all sentences handed down for (a) possession of and (b) threatening with a knife were custodial sentences in the last...

      Prisoners: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many foreign national prisoners from each country were convicted of each offence type in the last year for which figures are available.

      Immigration: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the demand for legal aid for immigration cases.

      Prison Officers: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent estimate he has made of the number of prison officers on sick leave due to mental health difficulties.

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many claimants at employment tribunals were represented by a qualified professional in each of the last five years.

      Prison and Probation Service: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service has plans to develop a new performance management system to ensure it is fully compliant with the...

      Young Offenders: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department plans to provide the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman with an unredacted copy of the Volume 5 manual showing the Minimising and...

      Slavery: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the number of potential victims of modern slavery who have (a) sought free legal assistance and (b) been...

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 9 May 2018 to Question 139426 on the Personal Injury Discount Rate consultation, what the reasons were for the time taken by...

      Prisoners: Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant the Answer of 9 May 2018 to Question 139479, what rehabilitation strategies his Department has put in place to prepare Gypsies and Travellers...

      Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reason the time limit to apply for compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority is two years after the incident.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 3 May 2018 to Question 139388, what criteria are used to rate contracts.

    • Cabinet Office: Official Cars

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, 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...

      Civil Servants: Flexible Working

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the proportion of civil servants who use flexible working.

      Government Property Profession

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants there were in the Property Profession in each year since 2014.

      Cabinet Office: Incentives

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, 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...

      Government Departments: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which senior public appointments have been made by the Government from January to April 2018.

      National Fraud Initiative: Data Protection

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to Answer of 9 May 2018 to Question 139389 on National Fraud Initiative: Data Protection, when he plans to complete that review.

      Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the five most common cancer diagnoses were among (a) men and (b) women in (i) 2007 and (ii) 2017.

      Freedom of Information: Private Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he intends to hold a consultation on extending the Freedom of Information Act 2001 to private sector providers of public services.

      Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how his Department plans to use the evaluation of the voter ID pilots to inform (a) further pilots taking place in 2019 and (b) the implementation of...

      Local Government: Elections

      Whether he has made a recent assessment of the potential merits of reducing the voting age to 16 in local government elections; and if he will make a statement.

      Government Departments: Recruitment

      What the Government's policy is on support for the Ban the Box initiative.

      Devolution

      What recent discussions he has had with the devolved administrations on their receiving additional powers as the UK leaves the EU; and if he will make a statement.

      Elections: Proof of Identity

      Whether he has made an assessment of the operation of recent voter ID pilots; and if he will make a statement.

      Capita

      What recent assessment he has made of Capita’s ability to deliver its public service contract obligations.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons Commission: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many non-disclosure agreements the House of Commons has signed with employees of the...

    • Parliamentary Estate: Plastics

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2018 to Question 128463, on Parliamentary Estate:...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Independent Industrial Strategy Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to create an independent Industrial Strategy Council.

    • Independent Industrial Strategy Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in establishing an independent Industrial Strategy Council.

      Retail Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the challenges faced by the retail sector.

      Newspaper Press: Wholesale Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of calls by the National Federation of Retail Newsagents for a Competition and Markets Authority inquiry into the absolute...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the compliance of employers with their requirements to pay the national minimum wage.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Crimes against Humanity: Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent reviews they have conducted in relation to the existing legislation on genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes and their effective use by UK...

    • Iraq: Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the capacity of Iraqi courts to prosecute Daesh fighters in accordance with international law, and of the use of the death...

      Iran: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of the United States about maintenance of the nuclear weapons agreement with Iran.

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, including in diplomacy and the provision of development aid, to help stop the conflict in Yemen and to encourage all parties to take...

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to advocate for a Security Council resolution to try to resolve the conflict in Yemen.

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with the government of the United States about that government's ongoing investigation into the Rohingya crisis.

      UN Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the UK (1) signed, and (2) ratified, the UN Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether UK diplomatic staff will (1) attend, and (2) monitor, the  case due to be held before the Israeli Supreme Court on 3 June that will hear...

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel, and what public statements they have made to international fora, concerning the legality of both...

      Cameroon: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 1 May (HL6988), in which they state that their policy towards preventing mass atrocities and promoting...

      Bahrain: Technical Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 2 May (HL7127), why they will not individually list their implementation partners who are...

      Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan to respond to the decision in the Punjab to impose compulsory Quranic teachings in all schools and colleges in the province; and what assessment...

      Nigeria: Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of collusion between Boko Haram and armed Fulani Herders in Nigeria.

      Leah Sharibu

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the government of Nigeria to return Leah Sharibu safely from Boko Haram.

      Sudan: Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the most recent round of discussions in the UK–Sudan Strategic Dialogue.

      Sudan: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of freedom of religion or belief in Sudan.

  • Attorney General

    • National Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in enabling the National Fund charity to make appropriate donations; and whether they intend to apply to the courts for a scheme...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Department of Health and Social Care: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cloud services contracts that were previously delivered by British cloud services providers for the Department of Health and Social Care are now...

    • Contraceptives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make high quality specialist contraceptive services available to women with medical complexities to help them avoid or plan pregnancy.

      Family Planning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many GP practices have a doctor or nurse trained in family planning methods or techniques provided by the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare.

      General Practitioners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that GP capacity is maintained to meet current and expected levels of demand.

      European Food Safety Authority

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to seek to become an associate member of the European Food Safety Authority after Brexit.

      NHS: Vacancies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the need to reduce vacancy levels amongst medical professionals and ancillary staff in the NHS.

  • Department for Education

    • School Day

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the long-term implications for children's education of increasing numbers of schools switching to a four and a half day week.

    • ICT: Primary Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many primary schools have introduced the teaching of coding in (1) the 2016–17 academic year, and (2) the current academic year.

      Home Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to use police to visit the homes of home-schooled children who have not been in contact with public services for a set amount of time.

      Apprentices: Engineering

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reported concerns of engineering companies (1) that the limit of £27,000 a year on individual apprenticeship funding is...

      Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the Race Disparity Audit's finding that pupils from Gypsy, Roma, or Irish Traveller backgrounds have the lowest educational attainment out...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the costs and benefits of extending the 30 hours free childcare for three and four year olds to families where parents are...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of Gypsy and Traveller prisoners undertake vocational training courses while in prison.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of accommodation for servicemen and women in the UK does not include en-suite facilities.

    • Type 26 Frigates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the long lead items for the next five planned T26 frigates will be ordered; and when the order for the build of the ships will be announced.

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will clarify the statement made by the National Security Advisor regarding the intentions for circumstances in which the Royal Navy aircraft carriers...

      Armed Forces: Railways

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what input they gave to the statement by the European Commission that €6.5 billion will be allocated from the Connecting Europe Facility for...

      Ministry of Defence: Internet

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

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the UK is using thermobaric vacuum weapons in Syria.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the likely impact of the compliant environment immigration policy on the roll-out of Universal Credit.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Recycling: EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that the UK will transpose the European Commission Circular Economy Package into UK law within the timeframe to which they...

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions have taken place between ministers in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and ministers in the Department for International...

      Nature Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are considering a change to the protection afforded to Local Wildlife Sites; if so, why; and what assessment they have made of the effect of reduced...

      Forestry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the process for appointing the National Tree Champion; whether applications are being invited; if so, how; to whom the Champion will be responsible; and...

      Water Treatment: Phosphates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 8 May (HL7364), whether water companies are required to operate phosphate removal plants.

      Mosquitoes: Pest Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to prevent the spread of invasive non-native mosquito species, including the Asian Tiger mosquito.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • British Overseas Territories: Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with each of the UK Overseas Territories about the specific implications of Brexit for individual Overseas Territories.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: 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 Trade are now delivered...

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps are being taken by ministers in the Department for International Trade to explain to future trading partners the animal welfare and environmental...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sports: Clubs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the Assets of Community Value Regulations 2012 in protecting local sports clubs.

    • Service Industries: Skilled Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of skills needed in the tourism and hospitality sector to meet the needs of those industries; and what assessment they...

      Service Industries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are planning to increase the level of support for the tourism and hospitality industries.

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