Written answers

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Motorcycles: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many motorcyclists were (a) injured and (b) killed on roads in 2017.

    • Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to encourage people to transition from conventionally fuelled to electric cars.

      Cycling and Walking: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 8 May 2018 to Question 140051 on Cycling: Rural Areas, how much of the £1.2 billion of funding available for cycling...

      Railways: Plumpton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of trains that were supposed to stop at Plumpton but did not do so between 1 January and May 1 2018.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost of (a) fees, (b) facilitation costs and (c) enabling works for High Speed 2 in each year since 2010.

      Taxis: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will take steps to help taxi drivers who have been affected by the bankruptcy of Alpha Insurance to seek (a) reimbursement and (b)...

      British Transport Police: Police Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to prepare for the merger of the Scottish Division of British Transport Police with Police Scotland.

      Lakes Railway Line: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has determined whether Northern rail have breached the terms of their contract for the Lakes line in Cumbria.

      Railways: Trees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many train journeys have been delayed because of fallen trees or leaves on the line by train operating company in the most recent year for which...

      Train Operating Companies: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the level of compliance of franchised train operating companies with the terms of their franchise agreements.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Manchester Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the funding that will be allocated by Greater Manchester Combined Authority to the High Speed 2 railway station at...

      Community Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment the Department has made of the number of people who are reliant on not-for-profit community transport.

      Motor Vehicles: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of ending the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles in 2030 as opposed to 2040 in order to...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to groups (a) 871, (b) 872, (c) 873 and (d) 874, Division 87 (Residential Care Activities), (e) 881,...

    • Hitachi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether financial support has been offered to Hitachi Ltd to build nuclear reactors in Wales; and if he will make a...

      Construction: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support economic growth in the construction industry.

      Life Sciences: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to make a comprehensive assessment of the adequacy of the life sciences skills base for...

      Clinical Trials and Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an economic assessment of the (a) value of early-phase research and (b) inward investment generated...

      Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department plans to take to (a) protect and (b) promote early phase research in the UK after the UK...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Sudan: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) people and (b) women detained without charge in (i) Darfur and (ii)...

    • Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for UK policy of the recent attacks by the Government of Sudan in the Jebel...

      Omar Shakir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Israeli counterpart on the revocation of the Director of Human Rights Watch Israel and...

      Bangladesh: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Bangladesh Government to ensure the fair and equal treatment of political parties in...

      Bangladesh: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to his Bangladeshi counterpart on the imprisonment of the leader of the main opposition...

      Bangladesh: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the assessment he has made of the potential effect of discussions at the April 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government...

      Hong Kong: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the proposed Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link Bill on (a) British...

      Sudan: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Sudan economic factsheet published by his Department on 26 April 2018, what proportion of the budget of...

      Noura Hussein

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has made representations to Sudanese Government on the death sentence of Noura Hussein.

      South Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government raised during the latest round of the UK-Sudan Strategic Dialogue in Khartoum the attack of 22 April...

      Bridget Agbahime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will raise with the Government of Nigeria the case of Bridget Agbahime who was murdered by on 2 June 2016 to seek to...

      Embassies: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British Embassy sites the Government has sold since 2009.

      Malaysia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions the Government has had with the new Malaysian Prime Minister.

      Embassies: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much has accrued to the public purse from the sale of British Embassy premises since 2010.

      Taiwan: World Health Assembly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the World Health Organisation on Taiwan’s non-participation in the World...

      Taiwan: World Health Assembly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Director-General of the World Health Organisation on facilitating Taiwan being an...

      Libya: Democracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to help restore democracy to Libya.

      Bahrain: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Bahraini counterpart on the continued use of the death penalty in that country.

      Bangladesh: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, in response to the Answer of 14 May 2018 to Question 141018 on Bangladesh: Politics and Government, what representations his...

      Nigeria: Ethnic Cleansing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the government of Nigeria on reports of the armed forces' participation in acts of ethnic...

      Baltic States: Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussion he has had with his Swedish counterpart on future defence and security cooperation in the Baltic region.

      Sweden: NATO

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to encourage closer cooperation between Sweden and NATO; and whether he has held...

      Palestinians: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what is Department's policy is on the instigation of a UN-led investigation into the recent deaths of Palestinian protesters.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with (a) his Israeli counterpart and (b) his Palestinian counterpart on the recent violence...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on that country's commitment to the Oslo Peace accords.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information the Government holds on whether Hamas has encouraged Palestinian protesters to use violence against Israeli...

      Iran: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has received from Amnesty International and other NGOs on reports of actions taken by the...

      Gaza: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure an independent inquiry into recent civilian deaths on the Gaza border.

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of allegations that the Kurdish population in Northern Syria are being displaced from their homes...

      Chile: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Chilean counterpart on Martin Pickett, a constituent of the Rt hon Member for Sevenoaks,...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Paternity Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many male staff of his Department have taken shared parental leave; and what the average length of that leave was.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will seek urgently the establishment of a UN-led investigation in to the recent actions of the Israeli Government towards...

      Boris Johnson

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his oral contribution of 15 May 2018, Official Report, column 116, if he will place in the Library a copy of the...

      Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how his Department ensures diplomatic reciprocity in its relations with other states.

      Israel: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what role his Department plans to play in reviewing UK arms exports to Israel as a result of the events in Gaza of 14 May 2018.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the recent violence at the Palestinian border.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government condemned the violence used by Israeli forces on protesters at the Gaza-Israel border at the recent UN...

      Saudi Arabia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions has he had with his Saudi Arabian counterpart on respect for human rights in that country.

      Israel: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if will make it his policy to suspend all UK arms export licenses to Israel in the light of ongoing investigations into human...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Sleep: Babies and Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to review national guidance on the importance of sleep to babies and children to include (a) good sleep hygiene, (b)...

    • Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that all women (a) aged up to 72, and (b) who missed their final screening appointment will be able to...

      Prisons: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, by what methods a prisoner who is either serving a sentence or on remand in a private sector jail in (a) England and (b) Wales can...

      Pregnancy: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of women in the UK have had a mental illness during pregnancy in each of the last 5 years.

      Mental Illness: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions his Department has had and with whom on connections between old age depression and memory loss.

      Shingles

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

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to shorten the approval process time for treatments that are not selected for the accelerated access...

      Drugs: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to make an assessment of the effectiveness of the accelerated access pathway to enable access to new,...

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether (a) his Department and (b) NHS England plans to undertake a review of the outcomes of decision support tool assessments to ensure...

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to stimulate and facilitate high-quality research into chronic fatigue syndrome.

      Obesity: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to provide for the treatment of children and young people who are already (a) overweight, (b) obese and (c)...

      Hormone Replacement Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish his Department’s (a) guidance and (b) charging policy for the provision of Hormone Replacement Therapy by NHS Trusts.

      Nutrition: Fruit and Vegetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to promote the consumption of UK (a) fruit and (b) vegetables.

      Hospitals: Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has watched any part of series three of the BBC Two television programme Hospital, episodes first broadcast on 26 March 2018,...

      Cancer: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate his Department has made of the adequacy of the size of the cancer nursing workforce.

      Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure a consistent increase in the uptake of cancer screening throughout all parts of the country.

      Patients: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average distance was that a patient travelled from their home to an A&E in each region of England in each of the last 10...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of geographic variations in the level of access to prevention education on diabetes...

      Soft Drinks: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2018 to Question 121787, whether the Government has made an assessment of the potential merits of...

      NHS Trusts: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many requests for very senior manager salaries above £142,500 have been (a) made by NHS trusts and (b) approved in each of the...

      Learning Disability: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to bring forward legislative proposals to make mandatory the reporting of all early deaths of people...

      Abortion: Misoprostol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to review the value and safety of the regulations under the 1967 Abortion Act relating to the home use of...

      Incinerators: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 6 September 2017 to Question 6370 on Incinerators: Health Hazards, what conclusions Public Health England has...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph 5.5 on page 47 of Budget 2017, what proportion of funding allocated for (a) 2017-18, (b) 2018-19 and (c)...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2018 to Question 125600, what proportion of (a) the additional £9.25 billion social care...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the announcement in Budget 2017 of an additional £2 billion of funding for social care, whether all of that...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Figure 2 on page 7 of NHS Digital’s report, Adult Social Care Activity and Finance: England 2016-17, published on...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the announcement in Budget 2017 of an additional £2 billion of funding for social care, how many and which local...

      Social Services: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the hourly rate of pay was which local authorities set for care providers in (a) residential care and (b) community-based care (i)...

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to social care providers nationally of (a) paying the National Living Wage and (b)...

      Care Homes: Agency Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many agency workers were employed in the care home sector in each year since 2009-10; and what the cost to the public purse was of...

      Consultants: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of advertised consultant posts in hospitals (a) nationally, (b) in South Yorkshire and (c) in Barnsley were not appointed to.

      Consultants: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of consultants currently working in hospitals in (a) Barnsley, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) nationally are expected to...

      Consultants: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to maintain the level of the consultant workforce over the next decade.

      Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to support doctors who want to continue working after reaching retirement age.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to ensure dementia training is provided to all health and social care professionals.

      Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what date the study on incinerators by the Small Area Health Statistics Unit is planned to be published.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Parental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many male staff of his Department have taken shared parental leave; and what the average length of that leave was.

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to accelerate the use of adaptive trials for brain tumour patients.

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to increase public and health professionals' awareness of the signs and symptoms of brain tumours.

      Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on producing a formal response to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse's report on Child...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Glasgow North West dated 25 April 2018 on myalgic encephalomyelitis.

      Learning Disability: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to allocation additional funding to the Learning Disability Mortality Review Programme to ensure the...

      Learning Disability: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria NHS England will use to monitor the quality of the remaining reviews into the early deaths of people with learning...

      Learning Disability: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether NHS England plans to publish regular progress reports on the remaining reviews into the early deaths of people with learning...

      Suicide: County Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to allocate additional funding from the NHS England suicide prevention and reduction scheme to (a) Easington...

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding from the public purse was allocated to biomedical research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis 2014-2015.

      NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government has plans to charge European Economic Area NHS staff the NHS surcharge after the UK leaves the European Union.

      Patients: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the oral contribution of the hon. Member for Thurrock on 10 January 2018, column 146WH, when his Department plans to publish...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2018 to Question 128062 on social services: minimum wage, if he will provide funding to reimburse...

  • Department for International Development

    • Gaza: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of medical provision in Gaza as a result of the casualties among Palestinian...

    • Gaza: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she plans to allocate addition funding for medical services in Gaza.

      Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the merits of using drones to drop emergency aid into Syria; and if he will make a statement.

      Palestinians: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans the Government has made to provide humanitarian support for a potential increase in Palestinian refugees across the Middle...

      Developing Countries: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure the (a) adequacy and (b) reliability of funding provided by her Department to (i) regional and (ii)...

      Yemen: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of (a) recent trends in the capacity of the health services in Yemen to treat (i) cholera and (ii)...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department has allocated to the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to tackle the spread of Ebola in Mbandaka.

  • Department for Education

    • Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will make an assessment of the adequacy of the level of local authority early years funding rates in advance of the start of the...

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Government plans to provide business rates relief to childcare providers.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many meetings he has had with small business owners in the childcare sector in each of the last two years.

      Free School Meals: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the number of children in families with the legal right to remain in the UK with an attached no recourse to...

      Children: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to improve the support provided to children in need.

      Children: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing transition support for children in need.

      Schools: Combined Cadet Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to encourage the establishment of Combined Cadet Force units in state schools; and if he will make a statement.

      Teachers: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the pupil to teacher ratio is in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (A) the West Midlands and (B) Coventry.

      Higher Education: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many university places were awarded to people with refugee status in the UK in each year between 2008 and 2018.

      Local Government Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on the provision of statutory services...

      Local Government Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness with which local authorities are discharging their statutory duties to children.

      Local Government Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will assess the effectiveness of the way in which local authorities are funded to provide statutory services to children.

      Physical Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has any plans to increase the time pupils participate in physical education.

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to prevent cheating in examinations.

      Schools: Swindon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many additional school places have been created in (a) North Swindon constituency and (b) Swindon Borough Council in each year since 2010.

      Hull College of Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason Hull College's fresh start formula funding included was a cap on its staffing costs; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Harborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding his Department allocated to schools in Harborough constituency in each financial year since 2010-11; and what estimate he has made of...

      State Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils were being educated in the state sector in (a) Harborough constituency, (b) Leicestershire, (c) Leicester and (d) England in each...

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his policy is on whether (a) people can be on the membership of more than one multi academy trust board and (b) the chair of a multi academy...

      Children: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she is taking steps to implement recommendation 8 of the report Growing up North, published by the Children's Commissioner in March 2018.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the potential additional financial costs on police forces in areas where the local court has...

    • Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has received representations on the availability of independent domestic violence advisers to attend court in areas where the local court has...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the prison population in England and Wales was for the most recent date for which information is available; and how many of those prisoners were...

      Young Offenders: North Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the number of young people sentenced in each sentencing court of (a) the Crown Court and (b) magistrates'...

      Independent Monitoring Boards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether any Independent Monitoring Boards have fewer than three members as of 1 May 2018.

      Remand in Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of people who were remanded on their first appearance appeared in court from police custody in the last twelve months for which data is...

      Remand in Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information the Government holds on the effect of remand decisions in cases where the defendant appears on video either from the police station or...

      Courts: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans his Department has put in place to ensure that members of the public and journalists are able to access information about cases to at least...

      Courts: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what research his Department has undertaken or commissioned on the views of victims of crime in respect of the planned digital courts reform programme.

      Courts: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what research his Department has undertaken or commissioned on the views of witnesses in respect of the planned digital courts reform programme.

      Prison Officers: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost was to the public purse of severance packages paid to prison officers who took voluntary early departure in 2013 and were subsequently...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times magistrates have handed down a 12 month sentence in each of the last five years.

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make it his policy that letters relating to enforcement court orders sent to residences are unnamed to ensure that in incidences where the...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of spending on the services and treatment for victims and survivors of child sexual abuse.

  • Department for International Trade

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Small Businesses: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what support his Department provides to micro businesses to manage their business rates.

    • Help to Buy Scheme: Houseboats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending the help-to-buy to scheme to people purchasing...

      Landlords: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to ban landlords with convictions for serious offences from renting out...

      Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made on the amount spent by each local authority on temporary accommodation in each of the last...

      Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the average length of stay for people placed in temporary accommodation in each local...

      Help to Buy Scheme: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to sell the Help to Buy loan book to outside financial organisations; and if he will make a statement.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has received representations from local authorities on their capacity to implement the Homelessness...

      Housing: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much money from the public purse was spent on housing in (a) Coventry South constituency, (b) Coventry, (c) the...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the cost of replacing all cladding materials on high rise buildings with (a) cladding...

      Building Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, where liability lies for costs incurred as a result of changes to building regulations and applied retrospectively.

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made on testing cladding systems other than ACM cladding on high rise buildings.

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the safety of ZCM cladding systems on high rise buildings.

      Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what powers he has to compel the owners of non-publicly owned buildings to have the cladding systems on those...

      Supported Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if she will publish the submissions made to the joint Department for Communities and Local Government and Department...

      Supported Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions his Department has had with representatives of local authorities on the directing funding for...

      Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's press release, Government announces it will fully fund unsafe cladding removal in...

      Victim Support Schemes: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what financial support the Government allocated to specialist services for BAME women who are victims of domestic...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to recruit new soldiers into the armed forces.

    • Territorial Army: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many officers from the Territorial Army were deployed on a tour of duty in 2017.

      Ministry of Defence: Paternity Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many male staff of his Department have taken shared parental leave; and what the average length of that leave was.

      Armed Forces: Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will published the allowances available for military personnel travel between the barracks and home during leave; and if he will made an...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people that declared themselves as self-employed were found to be have employee status in 2017.

    • Jobseeker's Allowance: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people aged between 16 and 24 in Wales have been in receipt of Job Seeker’s Allowance in each of the last five years; and if...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of recent trends in the average levels of household debt of people in receipt of universal credit.

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of recent trends in the number of in-work households living in poverty.

      Jobcentres: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the proposed closures of jobcentres on local communities in Scotland.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employees of her Department have applied for redeployment after medical evidence was produced that use of display screen equipment...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will write to women affected by changes to the state pension age to alert them to the effects of those changes.

      Vacancies: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether use of the new Find a Job website will be compulsory for claimants of (a) jobseekers allowance and (b) universal credit.

      Vacancies: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what provision his Department has made available for claimants to share their feedback on the new Find a Job website.

      Vacancies: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Find a Job website will clearly display whether an advertised position is full time, part time, flexible hours or a zero-hours...

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress her Department has made on rolling out a programme of placing an officer of her Department into local food banks to assist with...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Paternity Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many male staff of her Department have taken shared parental leave; and what the average length of that leave was.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether it is still a principle of the Government that an individual should spend on average up to one third of their adult life above state...

      Social Security Benefits: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of whether the benefits system is providing adequate financial support for young cancer patients and their...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

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

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason annual reports regarding emissions of particulate matter from energy from waste sites at (a) Twinwoods Heat...

    • Agriculture: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of apprenticeship starts across the food, farming and agri-tech sector in each year...

      Chemicals: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to ensure that the framework for the regulation of chemicals provided by the EU Registration, Evaluation,...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department’s procurement policy takes account of the use of secondary materials in the purchasing of new...

      Waste Management: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his policy is on adopting the future EU circular economy package; and if he will make a statement.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has discussed with Cabinet colleagues the waste and energy requirements for new housing developments; and if he...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with animal welfare organisations since the closure of the consultation on the Draft...

      Unilever: Norwich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what dates and with whom he has had discussions on a rural development programme for Unilever's manufacturing operations...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the (a) start up and (b) running costs of the proposed independent environmental...

  • Home Office

    • Prisoners: Caribbean

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Caribbean-born foreign nationals aged (a) 46 or above, (b) 50 or above, (c) 60 or above and (d) 70 or above have served or are...

    • Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to respond to Question 141675 on Prisoners: Caribbean asked by the hon. Member for Tottenham on 8 May 2018.

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 14 May 2018 to Question 142442 on Deportation, what information his Department holds on the (a) number of...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to respond to the letter of 4 April 2018 from the hon. Member for Sefton Central on Hillsborough Law.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the commissioning letter to the Migration Advisory Committee of 27 July 2017, whether it remains the Government's policy to wait...

      Hamas: Proscribed Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to add the political wing of Hamas to the list of proscribed organisations.

      Migrant Workers: Scientists

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department is making special immigration provisions to enable the recruitment and movement of skilled non-UK European scientists...

  • Scotland Office

    • Public Expenditure: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much match-funding allocated by the Government the Scottish government has not received as a result of that government not meeting its 5 core...

    • Scotland Office: Paternity Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many male staff of his Department have taken shared parental leave; and what the average length of that leave was.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: EU Law

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which regulations his Department (a) has introduced as a result of EU legislation from 23 June 2016 to date and (b) expects to implement as a result of...

    • Grenfell Tower Inquiry: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that appointments to the Grenfell Tower inquiry panel have the confidence of survivors and bereaved...

      Ministry of Defence: Cyber Innovation Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much and to which companies his Department has allocated funding from the Cyber Innovation Fund.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many electors were registered for each year since 2010.

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much it cost to deliver the local government voter ID pilots in each of the five local authority areas where the scheme was introduced.

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many additional polling station staff in each local authority area were required to deliver the local government election voter ID pilots; and what...

  • Treasury

    • Minimum Wage: Arrears

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the HM Revenue and Customs press release of 9 May 2018, 200,000 receive back pay as HMRC enforces National Minimum Wage, how much of the...

    • Child Benefit: Repayments

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many households in (a) UK, (b) Wales, and (c) Aberavon constituency are subject to the high income child benefit tax charge.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which company is contracted to resolve technical issues with the tax free childcare online application system; what targets are set in that contract; and...

      Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of consumer credit since 2010.

      WHO Framework Convention On Tobacco Control

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to deposit the instruments of ratification for the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products.

      Cost of Living

      What progress the Government has made on supporting families with the cost of living.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Comcast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take into account whether Comcast’s bid for Sky includes commitments to maintain Sky’s employment...

    • Sports: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to encourage sports clubs to have disability teams.

      Horse Racing: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the levels of crowd violence at horse racing meetings in 2018.

      Healthy Living Ministerial Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the inter-ministerial group on healthy living has held its first meeting.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Parental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many male staff of his Department have taken shared paternal leave; and the average length of that leave was.

      Sports: Ombudsman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of the establishment of an independent Sports Ombudsman...

      Sexting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if the Government will bring forward legislative proposals to make it a criminal offence to send an explicit unsolicited...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Food

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many kilogrammes of food the House of Commons has disposed of as waste in each of the...

    • House of Commons: Food

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many kilogrammes of food the House of Commons has disposed of as waste in (a) April...

      Parliamentary Estate: Access

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what estimate the Commission has made of the number of weekly non-passholders who are...

      Parliamentary Estate: Access

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the Commission has made an assessment of the adequacy of security in the Palace...

      Parliament: Discrimination

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what steps are being taken to tackle everyday sexism, biased language and unconscious...

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Women and Equalities

    • Consumers: Disability

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Equality Act 2010 in improving accessibility to (a) shops and (b) websites for disabled...

    • Civil Partnerships

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the command paper, Future operation of Civil Partnerships, Cm. 9606, published in May 2018, what additional information is being...

      Civil Partnerships

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the command paper, Future operation of Civil Partnerships, Cm. 9606, published in May 2018, for what reasons the public...

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they applied for funding from the Connecting Europe Facility for railway projects after 2020; if so, what projects were included; and what...

    • Ports: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for the future of Welsh ports following Brexit.

      Railways: Devon

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in developing the rail service between Okehampton and Exeter St Davids; and when regular train services are expected to start.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Financial Reporting Council: Herbert Smith Freehills

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Henley on 26 April and 3 May (HL7046 and HL7149), how much in fees was paid in each year from 31 March 2005 to 31...

    • Financial Reporting Council: DAC Beachcroft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 3 May (HL7149), what was the procurement process undertaken by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) for the...

      Financial Reporting Council: Fieldfisher

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 3 May (HL7149), what assessment they have made of the application of the public body procurement rules to the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Internet

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

    • Global Britain Board

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who are the members of the Global Britain Board referred to in the National Security Capability Review published in March; and what is the role and...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to call for a UN force to replace the Turkish army and mercenaries in northern Syria.

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to respond to the appeal to the Foreign Secretary from northern Syrian political movements and parties on 7 May about the consequence of...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they can verify the figure of 137,000 civilians said to have been displaced from Afrin Canton by the Turkish military and the 250 alleged civilian deaths;...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they plan to take following the reports on 28 April of 58 abductions from Afrin province, including 28 Yezidis, by Turkish forces and allied militias.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the United States State Department’s report, Israel and the Golan Heights 2017 Human Rights Report, published on 20 April, in...

      Occupied Territories: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have held with the government of the United States on the decision no longer to refer to the West Bank and East Jerusalem as...

      British Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which countries hosted a British Council office and staff in (1) 1990, (2) 2000, (3) 2010, and (4) 2015.

      Colombia: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Colombia about the increase of human rights defenders being killed in that country.

      Colombia: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance and support they have provided to the government of Colombia and relevant organisations to protect human rights defenders in Colombia; and what...

      Colombia: Witnesses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Colombia about the effectiveness of witness protection measures in connection with politically sensitive...

      Spain: Territorial Waters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 28 March (HL6465), how many times British state vessels made incursions into Spanish territorial...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel regarding their reported refusal to release the bodies of those they categorise as terrorists to...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel regarding the imprisonment of Palestinian minors as young as 12.

      Israa Jaabees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel regarding the imprisonment of Israa Jaabees and allowing her to receive necessary medical...

      USA: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to discuss the relocation of the United States embassy to Jerusalem with the President of the United States when he visits the UK in July.

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about the work started on new settlement homes for former members of the Israeli security forces...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel in regard to the reported use of a new type of live round ammunition, known as the "butterfly...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to combat uncertainty in the Middle East in view of the delay in the release of the United States' Israeli–Palestinian peace plan.

      Sayed Alwadaei

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain in relation to the judicial harassment of Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei and his family members, in...

      Bahrain: Technical Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure transparency while providing funding for technical assistance to Bahrain; and who have been the beneficiaries of the...

      Gulf States: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the overall spend for the Integrated Activity Fund in financial year 2016–17; which countries have benefited from that fund; and what was the...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 10 May (HL7529), why leaving the EU in accordance with Article 50(1) without being bound by Articles 50(2)...

    • Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the implications of the commitment to free and fair trade with third countries in Article 3(5) of the Treaty on European Union for the UK's negotiating...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Dental Health

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that all Government health campaign messaging is comprehensive, particularly in regard to dental health.

    • Food: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the UK food and drink industry will maintain access to the risk assessment expertise of the European Food Safety Authority until a UK scientific risk...

      Contraceptives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 10 May (HL7348), whether some oral contraceptive pills are more expensive for GPs to prescribe than others.

      Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Act 2017

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce secondary legislation to implement the provisions of the Health Services Medical Supplies (Costs) Act 2017 relating to...

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the likely impact of United States health and pharmaceutical companies bidding for NHS services post-Brexit.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of UK prescription charges changing should United States pharmaceutical companies be able to raise their prices for UK...

  • Department for Education

    • Overseas Students: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether EU students studying in the UK will be eligible for student loans in England during the EU transition period from 2019.

    • Primary Education: Sports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the need for a comprehensive review of the Primary Physical Education and Sport Premium including (1) Ofsted inspection...

      Students: Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the Adult Learner Loan Budget in England was allocated to 19–24 year olds to pay for (1) Level 4–6 courses, (2) Access to Higher Education...

      Students: Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the 2016–17 Adult Learner Budget in England was loaned for maintenance costs to (1) 19–24 year olds, and (2) those aged 25 and over.

      Skilled Workers: Vacancies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the closure of the UK Commission on Employment and Skills, how they intend to track the size and shape of skills shortages.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average A-level achievement of those entering Bachelor of Education degree courses.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Industrial Injuries: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Retail Price Index has been used to calculate inflation with regard to increasing the small claims limit for work injury claims to £2,000, instead of...

    • Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the response of the motor insurance market to the £1.3 billion they will save annually as estimated in the Impact Assessment to the Civil Liability...

      Slavery: Convictions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 30 April (HL6886), of the six appeals against conviction under section 1 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, how...

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what independent evidence there is that the Civil Liability Bill will meet their objective of reducing the average cost of a motor insurance policy by £35.

      Homicide: Reoffenders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many offenders with previous convictions for homicide were convicted of homicide in (1) 2014, (2) 2015, (3) 2016, and (4) 2017.

      Prisons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish further details about plans to cancel all prison service instructions and replace them with a national policy framework.

  • Treasury

    • Credit: Interest Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the money lender Oakam charging an APR of 1,421 per cent; and what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: 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 Housing, Communities and Local...

    • Local Government: Northamptonshire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the appointment of Commissioners to Northamptonshire County Council, what assessment they have made of the implications for any reorganisation of local...

      Holiday Accommodation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following recent actions by Palma and Valencia to ban the use of apartments as short-term holiday lets, what assessment they have made of the need for similar...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish the consultation on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will ensure that the UK Shared Prosperity Fund provides adequate levels of support for people to find work, improve their skills and contribute to their...

      Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ongoing UN investigation on discrimination and racism in the UK by UN Special Rapporteur on discrimination Tendayi Achiume.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Sign Language

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) registered sign language interpreters, and (2) sign language users, there are in the UK.

    • Hearing Impairment: Telecommunications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the take up in Scotland of free to access video relay service for public services.

      Hearing Impairment: Telecommunications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cost of providing a national free to access video relay service in England; and whether they are considering setting up...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Electronic Training Aids

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what specific research they have commissioned into the use of electronic collars in containment systems for (1) cats, and (2) dogs.

    • Fly-tipping

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to combat the illegal dumping of waste.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the accessibility of the new Rural Payments Scheme online-only registration form; and whether they plan to extend the time limit...

      Marine Conservation Zones

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the number of (1) prosecutions, and (2) convictions, for unlawful disturbance of Marine Conservation Zones around England during the last 12 months for...

      Birds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the size of the UK population of cirl bunting; and what steps they are taking to protect that population.

      Birds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of grey partridges in the UK.

      Birds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which species of birds in the UK are most at risk of population decline.

      Birds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to establish reserves for birds in England.

  • Home Office

    • Horn of Africa: EU Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made under the EU–Horn of Africa Migration Route Initiative to tackle irregular migration from the Horn of Africa.

    • Home Office: Internet

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

      Undocumented Migrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what middle- and upper-tier immigration enforcement operations with operational names took place in (1) 2013, and (2) 2014; and what were the operational names for...

      Overseas Visitors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure the free flow of visitors to the UK following Brexit.

      Visas: Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will guarantee that satisfactory visa arrangements will be in place to enable overseas competitors to attend the Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod.

      Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported working practices in the office of the Next Generation Casework project requiring staff to meet targets or face...

      Asylum: Vietnam

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported incident of a Home Office caseworker using a Lonely Planet guide to determine how safe it would be for an asylum...

      Police: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much is the police transformation fund for the current financial year.

      Slavery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following the report by the Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration A re-inspection of Border Force's identification and treatment of Potential...

      Visas: Married People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the fee for premium service interviews for applicants for spouse extension visas.

      Visas: Married People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why an applicant for a spouse extension visa may not apply more than 28 days before the expiry of their current visa when the standard processing time...

  • Cabinet Office

    • British Constitution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Cabinet Office is presently structured at official level to address holistically the constitution of the UK; and, if so, how.

    • Local Government: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many allegations of personation or attempted personation in the 2018 local elections in England have been reported to the police.

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to contact Returning Officers responsible for the conduct of the local elections in England in 2018 to ask how many tendered ballot papers were...

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to provide funding for, and ask the Electoral Commission to undertake, a representative survey of people taken from the marked registers showing...

      General Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what changes there have been to the population eligible to vote in General Elections in (1) England, (2) Scotland, (3) Wales, and (4) Northern Ireland, between 1...

      Public Appointments: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase gender diversity at board level positions in public bodies.

      Hereditary Peers: By-elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the role of the House of Lords Appointments Commission in relation to the forthcoming hereditary by-election.

      Politics and Government: Sexual Harassment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to updating (1) the Ministerial Code of Conduct, (2) the Special Advisers Code of Conduct, and (3) the Civil...

      Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the breakdown by sector in the latest overseas trade export figures to the end of March 2018.

      National Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to incorporate the Chilcot Checklist into the Cabinet Manual.

      Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government at what level in Government the drafting instructions to the Office of Parliamentary Counsel for the original clause 11 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to provide guarantees to UK exporters that they will have continued access to preferential tariffs secured through the EU’s free...

    • Small Businesses: Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the take up to date of finance available to small and medium enterprises and companies through UK Export Finance.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Newspaper Press

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, as part of their review of press sustainability in the UK, they will conduct research into (1) sales figures for local and national newspapers since 2010,...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Hereditary Peers: By-elections

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how many peers are eligible to (1) stand, and (2) vote, in the forthcoming hereditary by-election.

    • Hereditary Peers: By-elections

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how much the forthcoming hereditary by-election will cost the House Administration to run.

      Hereditary Peers: By-elections

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what are the criteria for the candidates to be eligible to stand in hereditary by-elections.

      Hereditary Peers: By-elections

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how many women are eligible to stand in the forthcoming hereditary by-election.

      Hereditary Peers: By-elections

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how many people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds are eligible to stand in the forthcoming hereditary by-election.

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